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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1893.
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'Cm iii-l it i perfectly free from
;'rV,r, f Fi-- is f.r sale by all drng
; ln!-).' -in.l l b"ttles, but it is man-
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.!.:..,.. i.-.iii.. U urintedon everv
. V.-.. the name, Syrup of I- igs,
tjn ' w.-'.l informed, you will not
"I'fv -i!-!itute if ottered.
T. H. RK1DT.
: m !r.s;:t' property on commiion,
. . . : relit;, alo carry a line of firet
rro ""ompanics. building lots for
; S- wi! addition". Choice residence
; t-- ff the city.
Lytide building, gronnd
i:of V: , tiell & Lynde bank.
)on t forget
Sterling Silv r,
R. A. Donaldson.
I: v . -t t,-Tn i .Int.- buying, selling
1 --l.:i(i';ii refill). nee or business
l""';.. ;t will pci.-i lively pay you
'"'i :l . constantly have
J 'r. 1. 1 de.iruble property on
" " select from and we can
;!?. ; 'ir wunts promptly. We
5;VI l.:-v- a number of choice lots in
par-, if the city and will under
1' ' iiilil ;i number of houses for
r 'i!-; in. rs on terms very greatly
'" -" ir a ! vantage.
A '-MliJAIX FOK SOME ONE. '
' i.-.r.-f 15 lots in Collere Heights
" one-half block from Elee-.r.-.-t
Hallway which we will
' ' a -n at oxce, at from $300
''''mh they will jro fast so
resent oi)ortunity or
Vour Property with Us
and no will f nd von buyer.
Ollice Masonic Temple Blockv
Interesting Figures from Com
missioner Eyster's Report.
SANITARY CONDITION OF THE CITY.
low tys average of citffs
The KxlMtence of Contagion During tlu
I'awt Year, t he Cause of Typlioiil Fevt-r
and tlte Iroier Cinimfl to Prevent a Re
currence Mortuary Kecord I'reeauilonn
In View of tlte I'OHHlbiltty or Cholera
Health Commissioner. (1, 1j. Kvster
in his annual report to the city coun
cil presents much information of an
interesting ahd gratifying nature.
A study of the vital statistics sub
mitted in connection therewith, the
doctor comment s. shows that the city
has good reason to be congratulated
upon its low mortality. A to
tal f 210 deaths in a year
in a population of 2). 0)0 gives
us a less percentage of death rate ami
placesjjiock Islantl in ibis respect ie-
Sparodic attacks of scarlet fever
and diphtheria. lr. ' Kyster reports,
have occurred during the year, but
they have been of mild charaetT ami
limited extent. Forty-nine cases of
scarlet fever and OS of diphtheria
were reported with but two deaths
from scarlet fever and live from
diphtheria. These statistics are cer
tainly evidence of good sanitary con
ditions. Of the contagious diseases
reported, nine of diphtheria and nine
of scarlet fever existed in the First
ward; 'J'2 of diphtheria and 11 of
scarlet fever in the Second ward; Hi;
of di ph t heria and eight of scarlet fever
in the Third ward; one of diphtheria
and eight of scarlet fever in the
Fourth ward; none of diphtheria and
two of scarlet fever in the Fifth ward;
one of diphtheria ami four of scarlet
fever in the Sixth ward, and It of
diphtheria and seven of scarlet fever
i u t he Seven t h ward .
Of the nimiher of deaths reported
above 115 wore male and ;5 female.
Eleven deaths were caused bv acci
dent, '2 from alcoholism. 17 from old
aire, I' from suicide, -I from drowning.
7 from unknown causes and the re
mainder from the various diseases
that human tlesli is heir to.
Cnil-ie t OiH'ses.
The doctor says in his comments:
The high water of last .June. 1 am
convinced has been the chief factor
in the production of preventable
diseases during the past year. The
overflow of low and undrained por
tions oft he city carried with it into
wells and cellars larre juantities of
tilth ami septic matter, which con
taminated water used for drinking
and rendered foul and unhealthy the
air of the houses. I am satislied
that the origin of most cases of ty
phoid fever that have occurred may
lie traced to these conditions. The
bad results enduing from the over
How were undoubtedly much modi
tied bv the precautions taken by the
department in covering the Hooded
grounds with ipiicklime as fast as
the water subsided, and the encour
agement of a general cleaning of
premises. Hut the greatest evil en
suing from it, the use of water from
contaminated wells, it was found im
possible to obviate, though every
means were taken to notify people in
the affected districts of the danger
consequent to its use.
I consider the matter of providing
for t he tilling u p and proper drain
age of the low portions of the city. the
most important sanitary work that
should be undertaken." The crying
need of this urges its immediate pros
ecution. The lirst and most urgent
step in this direction, should be the
provision of an adequate pump for
draining the Fifth avenue sewer dur
ing high water in the river. This
sewer ceases to drain when the
river reaches a PI aire oi ten icei
above low water wark, when tin
gates must be shut and its drainagi
effected bv the iuimi provided tor
the purpose: it should be at once re
placed bv one which will perform the
Considerable port ions of the citv
are subject to overflow on account of
lack of Kroner surface and under
ground drainage. All these defects
might be remedied by a well devised
sewerage system properly birlt up
to. In my report ot last year.- 1
earnestly recommended the employ
ment of a competent sanitary engi
neer to survey and devise- a proper
sewerage ami drainage system for
the city. The saving of damages to
property resultant from overflow
would soon repay the cost of this
work, aside from the benefits to life
and health which would come from
Irerautlmi ARaliixt Cholera.
With the great danger existent
during the next few months of a vis
it from the grim scourge of cholera,
no precautions should be neglectetl
to put and keep the city in as clean
and sanitary condition as possible.
The emerge'neies that may arise in
ease of an outbreak of this disease
demand that a large contingent fund
should be provided for in the appro
priation for the department. Prompt
and efficient care of the sick and
proper quarantine and disinfection of
premises where the disease may ex
ist, will entail expenditures of mon
ey, that should be provided for in ad
vance, so that in case of need the de
partment may not be hampered by
lack of funds.
During the year the department
ijnspected 508 nuisances and 815
premises, served 351 written notices
to abate nuisances and 7G verbal,
made 237 vaccinations, collected and
removed S15 loads of garbage and
cleaned 187 vaults.
The Five low Damsi-U Work Their Came
True to the notices previously her
alded, the Cherry Sisters' Dramatic
company that has won so much un
enviable fame on account of its rank
performances, made its appearance
at the Hurtisin Davenport last night.
These are the five interesting sisters
who after payin'g olT the mortgage on '
their.dead parents' farm near Marion,
Iowa. gott their- head swelled on ac
count of"'a complimentary notice by
a local paper, and organized ".i dra
matic company. They swooped down
on Cedar Rapids and gave a perform
ance, and Fred Davis, city editor of
the Gazette, gave them the lirst let
ting down they had ever experienced.
Stung by the coarse criticism they re
ceived at his hands, the' at once in
stituted a suit,, for criminal libel
against him iand-.-tlie result was a lib
eral amount of free advertising by no
means complimentary from the Iowa
press. The Gazette arranged for the
trial to be held in the opera; house in'
Cedar Rapids, ami an' ftdlnission fert"
was charged, the jury rendering a
Made Their Own Novel Reputation.
Their short dramatic career made
them quite a reputation and now
under the guardianship of a shrewd
manager their native modesty has
shaken them and they are out after
what is commonly known as "the
dough." Under the guise of still
being possessed of that rural sim
plicity that lirst attracted attention
they are now making monkeys of the
public that at first made sport of
them. The sisters are all more than
seven, and if they look verdant ifs
because of the long green" that is
sticking to their dot lies and not be
cause they haven't had experience
with the cold world. They were
given a diarivari reception at the
Hurt is last, night and everything
went at the stage, even to vege
tables, such as they received at their
initial performance in Cedar Rapids.
It was a regular Huektown reception.
CUSSED AND COWARDLY.
An A. I. A . Mayor soreil.
The city council, of Rockford. held
quite an interesting session last Mon
day night, the new mayor attempt
ing to appoint a successor to the
present chief of the tire department,
who was obnoxious to him because
of his religious predilections. A
Rockford dispatch has the following
regarding the affair:
The chambers were crowded, and
though the excitement was sup
pressed it was none the less iutensi
I lie bone ot contention is the ap
pointment ot S. A. Julian to the
liead of the lire depart ment to sue
ceed Edward HelTeran. who was re
moved because he is a Catholic.
Nine tenths of the people favor Hef
fcran's retention and ail the business
interests have petitioned the council
to oppose the mavor in his effort to
inject politics and religion into the
lire department. The ball was start
ed by Aid. oolsev, who denounced
tho A. I. A. as a band of conspira
tors, lie quoted t he United States
constitution and the constitution of
the state, and said that any person
who proscribed citizens because of
their religious vievrs was not a patriot
or true American. He askeu the
mavor if he was a member of the A
V. A. and. receiving no reply, boldly
charged that he was president of that
society, lie bitterly denounced all
who belonged to it and was' vigor
ously applauded by the great crowd
present. The speech created a sen
sation and the oung alderman is
now the lion of the hour. 1 he mayor
was visibly agitated and could ill
suppress his rage. Aids. Kimball
and Graham also took occasion to
pay t heir respects to t he mayor and
his followers. A vote was then
taken and the mayor's appointment
rejected by a vote of J to 5. The au
dience greeted the result with loud
cheers. According to the ordinances
Chief UelTeran will remain in o flier
until his successor is chosen and
qualified. Mayor Ilutchins states
that he will send in a new name at
each meeting of the council.
rtiiln't Stoii on Formality.
A youthful looking pair, giving
their names as Jacob Jones anu.iosie
McAvov, of Muscatine, called at the
count y'clerk's ofliee yesterday after
noon and.askcd for "a marriage li
cense. Their youthful appearance
went a,rainst them and County Clerk
Kohlersubjected them to a question
ing, but as the young man insisted
Lot iiioiriH was over 18 years of
a-e and supported his statements by
an aflidavit, the license was
issued and the couple were
married by Judge Adams. About
inn hours later Chief Sexton
received a telegram from Muscatine
to arrest the couple on the charge of
perjurv. They, however, had made
good their escape, but were caught
ot Muenntinn nn returning to that
city last night. The girl's father
was in the city today and stated that
his daughter is not yet 1G years of
age, and the result may be an mter-
stin"- time for Mr. jones, oi iiusm-
Inauguration extravagance is etill
""We paid fSO a uay tor aur i-wu
rooms," said one woman yesterday, "and
conld barely get enough to eat."
"Why, my dear, answered ner com
panion, "we paid $100 a day and starved
literally starved." New Tork Times.
Three Muscatine If ouspk Wrecked lty Dyn
amite o Arrests Vet.
A dastardly attempt was made to
wreck the homes of three of Musca
tine's best known citizens by the ex
plosion of dynamite at an early hour
this' morning. The residences of
John Mahan, editor of the Muscatine
Journal; Attorney M. Rosenburg and
F. Kessinger were all badly wrecked
by the deadly explosive, but fortu
nately no one was seriously injured.
A charge of dynamite jwas placed un
der eacji house, and il; o'clock this
morning all three ' were exploded'.
The lower floor's of 'hII -the houses
were badly wfeekedeauvSng consid
erable damage. The perpetrators of
the crime are unknown and no ar
rests have yet been made.
What Led to It.
Editor Mahan has always upheld
the prohibitory law through the col
umns of his paper, Attorney Rosen
berg is a prominent prohibitionist,
as is also Mr. Kessinger. Their
wives are all members of the W. C.
T. U., and have been strongly iden
tified with the recent warfare against
the saloons. Today was the time
set-ior closing the saloons iand the
people of Muscatine attribute the
act to the influences that would have
suffered in consequence.
A Moline Man Seriously Injured in a Run
away. D. S. Lewis, of Moline, met with
what might have been a m uch more
serious accident and one which will
lay him up for some time, at the foot
of Seventeenth street in this city this
morning. In company with L. I).
Edwards. II. 1. Fierce and W. A.
Thomas, he had come down to the
Diamond Jo landing to get some
freight that was there. Mr. Edwards
was driving, and in turning to back
up to a pile of freight, the wagon
cramped so short that it was over
turned ond Mr. Lewis fell directly in
between the horses, the wagon turn
ing completely over on him and drag
ging him about SO feet. Fortunately
Capt. Streckfus, who was near by.
caught the horses, or Mr. Lew
is probably would have been
dragged to death. as ho was
(aught and penned in under
the wagon. The unfortunate man
was picked up and carried into the
Diamond Jo olVicc. where he was at
tended by Dr. Ludewig, who found
him badly bruised and injured inter
nally. He was afterward taken to
his iiomo in Moline, in the patrol
wagon. The three other gentlemen
were more fortunate than Mr. Lewis,
and though each received some
scratches, none of them were seri
The following rules have not been
included in the new telephone direc
tory and arc therefore published sep
arately here. They are taken from
If you have a telephone in your
oflicj or store ring up "central," and
then go wait on a customer.
Always speak in an undertone, in
order to make ' Central" ask you
over what you want. If she (Iocs
not hear yoti, tell her to "wake up"
or "take the cotton out of her ears."'
Put your "plug"' in before a storm
and be sure not to take it out again,
and then go down to the central of
liee and offer to lick the whole tele
phone company for neglect of duty.
Take vour time in answering your
bell or, what is better, do not answer
it at all, but in about half an hour
ring up and ask who called you, and
get mad if "Central"' has forgotten
who it was. She has nothing else to
do but remember.
Allow everybody who wants to to
use your telephone. Hang the re
ceiver big end up, as in this way it
gets full of dust.
Hang on the transmitter with a
lead pencil as though you intended
to knock it through the wall. This
invariably makes it talk better.
Refuse to pay toll messages, and if
you are on a line with some one al
ways listen to their conversation and
be sure to want the use of the line
while they are using it.
Whenever you see the manager tell
him that if lie cannot give 3011 a bet
ter telephone or get that one fixed,
you will throw the whole thing out
of the window. When the insjiector
comes, deny that you have ever com
plained of tbe telephone, and say
that it works like a charm.
Souvenir Tea Cups.
I have received a large assort
ment of llaviland. 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.'
Trice 60c each.
Being of the verv best China
an ornament in themselves, I ex
pect a rapid sale.
G. M. Looslev.
China, Glass and Limps.
MOB Second Avenue.
Get a New Spring Suit
SIMON & MOSEMFELDER'S.
.When Si 0.00 buys a fine Dress Suit worth 7 "
jl 5.00; Avhen S8.ST0 buys a nobby all wool
suit advertised by other dealers as worth
$15.00; when $7 JO buys a splendid suit,
all colors, worth $10.00; when $5.00 buys a
desirable and neat every day suit.
We are showing the handsomest,
biggest new spring stock, and WE
KNOW our prices defy competition
Come and see. No trouble to show you through.
Simon & Mosenfelder,
Rock Island House Corner.
Great Sacrifice in Shoes.
We have reduced the prices on our immense
stock of Shoes at the Gentral Shoe Store as
Men's P te it Leather from
" Cordovan, Lace or Congress
" Kungi r o " 44
Women's Cloth Top Pat. Trim
" Welt and Sand Turn
5 00 to $3.50
C 00 to
5 50 to
:i 00 to
44 DongolaCnm. Sense and Ox. Toe 3 00 10 2.00
These prices will hold good only until our
stock is reduced; so come early.
Schneider's Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue,
Harper House Block.
i.fi' J,- "
i-Tirr : rrrrrr; m ,
Da!es are everything in history,
s.j they aie in dress, and they are
jut as impartant in Furniture as
in the matter of attir Unless
old enough to be antique parlor
suits not marked 1893 are decid-
rllv out of date
... -i - ...
ngnt on tms essential point De
fore buying, itsptect our stock
which has been purjhas-d expressly for the coming trade.
Our display of Parlor Suits includes a fine
Brocatelle at 45 Dollars.
It's not human, but it speaks fjr itself, when you see it.
A pretty 5 Piece Sot MOHAIU PLUSH SPUING EDGE at 32.0O.
You only need to see it if you are wanting anything in this line.
CAItrETS Ingrain, Tapestry, Body or Velvet we're sure to
please Bed Boom Suits, Springs, Mattresses, Pillows in these
"oods we excel. Baby Carriages, Refrigerators, at right prices.
NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR EASY PAYMENTS.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809, 1811 Second Avenue.
C. F. DB WEND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. 1206.
Open Evenings till 8 p. m.
MIXED HOUSE PAlNTb
LINSEED ;OJL,S WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Avenue.