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T3TE AEGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1898.
U to r
fpmfort .".ml improvement and
1 1 1 1 1 IIIVIII V "til
s t ... iivinr. who live nei-
f-tf",. ip.! enjoy life more, with
r.jtiniH.. ... ",,loro promptly
l fS'.HT, ,v.,r',ri best nroducts to
. .v-Mral being, will attest
Sdl!l:ililM.t the pure, liquid
f v. pr;m"i.l.'-' cmuraceu in me
ty11wv iluo IO 11 presenting
",, f'.rm n!"-t acceptable and pleas-
'.i,.t.Ki'. tne ro: resiuni; mm uuij
1 ' properties of n ivrfect lax-Vtu:-:y
cleansing the system,
(VMS UC.HHWIV V1..s.
( Viiia:i''"liv curing coMsupiiiioii.
I'i ' .. , li.m to millions and
l""'. i -...-.it ..f tlio mf'Ainn
J',,, Ui-iii-'i' it acts on the Kid
riiw'r mi ! Bowels without weak-
;r-.,'f Fi-' is 1't sale by all drug
. i, :i i i i 'rl bottles, but it is man
','it!,! Iv tlie California Fig Syrup
,,niv nli.- name is printed on every
.'..'v';,;.,! tl'.f name. Syrup of Figs,
T.;,- informed, vou will not
I .j. ;1,v r i n-i:iuie ii tiicici.
T. H. KEirT.
: m:iTiHLo property on con? mm-ion,
i t rrnts, also carry a lint' of first
-v coihikuiu". ImiHinp lots 'or
2Vr.'iit miditions. Choice residence
; ir- ( f the city.
': -) & Lyniie bail!. Bp. ground
; perfect time.
v - hes for l ii to
. .I-;-t step in anil take
. '!. .re vou buy. Will
:'M e to
ITO.i Ki-rnnit A v.
K. A. Donaldson.
I & Donaldson's
" "". 1. living, selling
.'ti'giii' r. - ,. f,r business
.v- it "i.'I "is;iiely :iv you
a we constantly have
r-'" '' "I 'le-iialile property on
! - - !ect from and we can
1 ." "iir wants roinptly. We
' a nnniber of choice lots in
!:i:t- , the city and will under
"!" ' ' ! 1 i 1 a number of houses for
''!. 'tiier on terms vc-ry greatly
'!'-.r ail vantage.
A I;i;'.ain nm SOME ONE.
H; L ive I.") lots in College Heights
'in-half block from Elee
' t Kailway which we will
:; '.iiken at (inch, at from $300
' :- h they will jj fast so
r:i' ' t he present opportunity or
1 v i" too late.
in. V. . - I
i our Property wilh Us
mil will fvii v oc a buyer,
"iii' e Masonic Tempi. Block
Short Paving Jobs Approved
by the Council.
The Rot'kforU obstruct ion Company's
Work on Fourteenth, lirteentli. slxteentli
mill Seven toentti Streets Well Done Firttt
Avenue ami Alley Talked of V A
iool IroiiH;tlon. -
The city council in company with
Mayor Medill and City Clerk lluesinj
inspected the paving recently lin
ished by the Kock Island Construc
tion company on the short jobs on
Fourteenth, Fifteenth. Sixteenth and
East and West Seventeenth streets
yesterday afternoon and approved of
the same. Indeed, a better piece of
paving is not to be found in the three
cities, and the Hoekford company,
which has done so well in its under
takings of this kind in Kock Island,
has demonstrated by the solidity, the
thoroughness, neatness and rapidity
with which it has done tilings that
it has a deep interest as well as
something more than bu-dnrss pride
in what it does in Kock Island.
Talk I ii); More Vm viiid.
While the city has about all the
paving tinder contract for this year
that it can attend to in thew ay of inter
sections 3S blocks in all a propo
sition has been made to continue the
rood work tocompletiou in the busi
ness locality, and it can be done
without involving a cent's outlay on
the part of the municipality, by
paving First avenue from Sixteenth
to Twentieth and the alleys running
east and west between Six
teenth and Twentieth and First
and Third avenue. This improve
ment which the council looked into
to some extent yesterday afternoon,
would give to the business portion of
the city a practically solid paved dis
trict, including all the alleys. The
rt'Milt would he that it 1 1 the paved
thoroughfares would be kept cleaner
and neater, than it is now possible
to keep them.
Property Holders Favor It.
A number of property holders who
would be affected by this extension
of paving improvements have ex
pressed themselves as favorable to it
and that the sooner it is done ihe
better. In lavcnport From street is
being paved this year. Kock Island
would be likewise permanently im
proving its river front and providing
for a good levee as far as possible by
adopting these suggest iens.
Whirr ! lie?
About a week ago a man somewhat
bevond middle age walked into lrcs
sen's sample room on Second avenue
one morning, and stated that owing
to the crowded condition of the ho
tels in conseijUenee of theiieiital con
vention he had not bi en able to se
cure lodging during the night, but
had slept in a chair. lb' purchased
a drink and then asked the privilege
of using the wash room, lie was ac
commodated, and leaving his satchel
and overcoat, said he would return,
left. lie has not been seen since.
He had considerable money about
him between sl'M and s."o:i--and
feeling some concern at his non-appearance.
Mr. lM-essen notified the
police last evening and an examina
tion of bis satchel revealed an out tit
of first-class underwear, socks, hand
kerchiefs, etc.. but t he only thing that
might lead to his identity were the
initials --K. 1."' on some of his
garments, and W. K. D."'on others,
and a card of the II i: ssel 1-Masenga le
Commission company. St. Louis.
The man put in an appearance
again late t his af t ernoon.
A Pleasant FveniiiKT.
A number of the friend-- of .John
Aster assembled at t he bit t it's home
at the head of Twentieth street last
evening and spent a few very happy
hours. The occasion was the receipt
liv Mr. Aster of his commission as
justice oi' the peace of South Kock
Island. The gentlemen brought with
them a handsome oak writ ing desk,
which was presented to him by Key.
Father Mackin on- behalf of the
guests. An u ni pie feat tire of t he eve
ning was a mock trial before the new
justice. Maj. ISeardsb-y acted as
prosecuting attorney, while II. C.
Wi ill argued for tin-defense. Justice
Aster officiating with all due dignity.
Later a delicious spread was served,
and the occasion proved a merry one
for all present.
The Andrews Opera company will
commence a week's engagement, at
Davenport next Monday "night. This
company played in Davenport last
summer and would stay longer this
time, but the changes to be made in
the Hnrtis necessitate getting at the
work as soon as possible in order to
have the house ready for next sea
son. The company numbers 40 peo
ple and there are a number of strong
ones among them, while the company
has received additions since it was in
this neighborhood a year ago, it is
stated, that have greatly improved it
as a w hole. The repertoire is as in
teresting as it. can be made, and it
will please lovers of light and comic
The stage of water at Kock Island
bridge at noon today was i:?:2i, and
the temperature C2.
The Sam Atlee, Irene D. Volun
teer and Verne Swain came down
and the Irene D, Pilot, Verne Swain
and Volunteer passed up.
tiovrrnor .Altffelil'n Position In the Matter
of Requisition Papain.
In reply to an application to (Jot
ernor Altgehl for requisition papers
for the return to Kock Island of Ja
cob Jones, who is held at Muscatine
pending the authority to bring him
bak to Kock Island to answer the
charge of perjury in swearing falsely
to the age of his bride, Josie McAvoy,
in securing the license to wed. State's
Attorney Searle has received the fol
lowing from the governor's private
Si'itiNOFiEi.n, May 15. The gov
ernor is in receipt of yours of May
1'2, enclosing petition for requisition
for the return of Jacob Jones, charg
ed by complaint with the crime of
perjury, committed in your county.
The facts out of which this applica
tion for requisition arise seem to be
these: George W. McAvoy, the per
son asking for the requisition and a
resident of Muscatine, la., is the
father of Josie McAvoy; Jacob Jones,
the alleged fugitive and also a resi
dent of Muscat ine, la., procured a
loeense to be married to Josie Mc
Avoy in Kock Island and for that
purpose went through the formality
of making oath to the fact that Jasie
McAvoy was over 18 years old. The
father now desires to have Jones
prosecuted on the charge of perjury
on the ground that his daughter,
Josie, is not yet IS years of age,
This being the condition of things
the governor has directed me to say
that if Jones and Josie McAvoy were
duly married under the license pro
cured in your county, he will refuse
to grant a requisition for Jones' ar
rest. He does not believe that the
law should be invoked to encourage
any petty domestic quarrels and be
believes tnat the interests of the
community, as well as those of the
McAvoy family, will be best sub
served by permitting Jones to re
main unmolested. I return here
with papers, together with fee of
W T. Dusk, Private Sec'v.
The Itext Possilile Course.
The I'nion. it appears, is somewhat
indignant that Governor Altgehl
should decline to comply with the
states attorneys wishes in this re
spect. The governor, however, has
taken a practical, common sense
view of t he mat t or t hat t h i liking peo
ple will uphold. In the lirst plact
the letter of Private Secretary Dos
shows that the executive has a com
plete understanding of the case and
all the attending circumstances. He
has contemplated the probable out
come of proceedings on the part of
the state which trom t lie governor s
own knowledge of similar cases dur
ing his term as judge w here it is safe
to say he had more experience with
proceed i n gs of alike ii at lire than will
ever come under our state's attor
ney s notice, ami which as a rule re
sult in a mere farce. The only pos
sible gain would bo a few foes for tin
state's attorney and the temporary
gratification of the spiteful feelings
of the new father-in-law, which long
before the case would come to trial
would have given way. nine chances
out of ten. to a calmer and more sen
sible view of the matter. The gov
ernor has spared Mr. Jones a dis
grace from which there is nothing to
indicate any possible good could
"We all make and xve all meet with
many amusing literary blunders. The
worst of it is that we readily forget them.
Every one should keep a book of these
delightful things, which please us with a
sudden sense of superiority. Among
misprints is knises. ''Some swing on
hooks, some run knises through their
hands," said an article in The Edinburgh
Review. Here every one would emend
bv knives or krisses knives was the real
reading. In "The Monastery'' Scott
wrote about "nursing evil passions."
This was printed "niorsing," and the
verb "to morse'' was defended by writ
ers in Notes and Queries.
It has lately- been jiointed out that in
the --Surgeon's Daughter" Scott is made
to say that the "nautch girls perfume
their Volnptuous eastern domes," where
as the real reading must bo "perform
their voluptuous eastern dances." But
we are not aware that the coouille has
been corrected. In "Pendennis" a boy
is said to excel in "running and pump
ing." This must mean "jumping,"
though the actual competition would
have its merits. There are no ridings in
Yorkshire, triding is the right word, but
there is a "World Riding" in Mr. Morris'
"Hoimskringla." London Saturday Re-
Trouble Caused by a Semicolon.
The substitution of a semicolon for a
comma in an act which became a law in
1889 has caused a lot of trouble for the
surface railroads and apparently makes
necessary the passing of a healing act by
the present legislature. The act, which
relates to railroad crossings, is as follows:
"No electric, cable or horse railroad
Fhall hereafter lie constructed across the
tracks of a steam railroad at grade; nor
ehall any steam railroad cross any such
electric, cable or horse railroad at grade,
except njion application and approval by
the railroad commissioners."
The preceding was approved, semicolon
and all, June 11. 1889, and became a law.
The result is that while steam roads can
cross surface lines at will with the jer
mission of the railroad commissioners
street and electric roads are barred froia
crossing steam roads villi or without
jiermissiou. Hartford Courant.
Accoriiing to the report of the uudiu r
of Virginia, the negroes ci that slut- i
taxes on real estate value J at Ci'.i-io.Ov'j.
and on personal property valued s 2.-342.930.
'Our Irlsli Neighbors."
The howling success, "Our Irish
Neighbors," turned people away at
the Park yesterday. The company
is by far the best that has ever ap
peared in this bright and sparkling
skit. lucre is not a dull moment
during the entire performance.
Everything moves with a dash, and
the audience was kept in a continual
uproar. The company is a large one
and is composed entirely of clever
comedians and vocalists; that is.
comedians who are funny, and vocal
ists who can sing. There is a bevy
of handsomely costumed ladies in the
company. Their toilets are exquisite
and of a very pleasing pattern. The
Park will evidently be crowded at
every performance anifseats should
be reserved in advance to avoid the
rush. Indianapolis Sentinel.
Murray and Mack appear at Har
per's theatre tonight.
Married Tills Morning.
At St. Mary's Catholic church,
at 9 o clock his morning, oc
curred the marriage of Jo
seph F. Neulield and Miss Mary
Nolit, Kev. rather Kopf olhciating.
The couple was attended by Miss
Adeline .Neuhelil, sister of the groom,
and Valentine Xohl, brother of the
bride. Immediately after the cere
mony the bridal party w ere driven to
the home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
Mary Nold, F'ifth avenue and Seventh
street, where the happy event was
appropriately celebrated. 1 he groom
is a carpenter and well known in the
city, and, like the bride, has many
friends in the city who will join in
wishing them a happy and prosper
ous journey through life. They will
make their home in the citv.
Manager Huntoon. of the telephone
exchange, informs Tiik Ak;i s that
the introduction of the number sys
tem in calling up the central oflice is
not intended to he in the least sense
arbitrary, nor does the company pro
pose to lie unreasonable in requiring
its enforcement, where it is regarded
as unsatisfactory. The company
will not decline to accommodate its
patrons where they refuse to adhere
to the plan of calling by numbers,
t hough holding that it is more de
sirable t hat the rule be observed,
and hence the request that it be
complied with. Tiik A i;; i s may add
that for its own part it considers the
rule a nuisance and an ab.-.mination.
The lioek I'ile Idea.
The Kock Island city council has
decided to follow Davenport's exam
ple and provide a rock pile for the
tramps that happen along that way.
There were times last winter when
the lockup at Kock Island contained
:! i or 4o tramps, and the city is
troubled with them right along. A
member of that profession will go a
longdistance out of bis way (o avoid
Davenport . especially if he has ev er
manufactured macadam under the
management of Chief Kessler.
Da von port Tri lm no.
I.ied 011 the Way Home.
William Wilson, of Kdinburg. 111.,
died at the Harper house at .":.'i0 yes
terday afternoon. Acocnipanied by
Jame's McDonald, also of Kdinburg.
and J. W. l.illis. of Davenport, he
came over from the latter city where
he had been t reated for consumption,
just before noon expecting to leave
for home on the afternoon train, on
the Hurlington, but he sank rapidly
during the afternoon and died as
stated. The body was taken in
charge by Undertaker Knox, and
shipjK-d south last night.
Officer Frederick Ohlwciler went on
duty on the upper beat last night,
succeeding Charles Moody.
The ease of Wesley Keddig and
Mrs. John Kalliet which was contin
ued from yesterday, came up in Mag
istrate Sciiroeder's court for hearing
today. The husband, who had pre
ferred the charges, did not appear,
and the case was dismissed.
Unseat Inr I'.lted Again.
Muscatine is stirred with fresh ex
citement by the discovery of a keg of
powder in a pile of wood near the
residence of Joseph lSennctt. an ac
tive prohibitionist. Mr. Kessinger,
one of the prohibitionists, whose res
idence was blown up. received an
anonymous note yesterday warning
him to hasten his contemplated de
parture from the city.
Dr. S. C. Plummer. w ho has re
turned from his trip to southern
battlelields brought with him a limb
in which several of the lemV'U mis
sies of the stormy times are imbeded
and also a cane which he cut for Ma
jor Uoanlslev within a few feet of
where the latter was wounded at
l'erigo (Jap. (la. The major is very
proud of the souvenir.
I have too many tubular lan
terns. I offer this week a first class
side spring () tubular lantern
complete, for 40 cents; a top lift
lantern, (some like them better)
for 45 cents; a neat brass plated
lantern, top lift, for 55 cents.
Anybody having barn work to
do, or camping out this summer,
ought to find this item interest
ing. G. M. Loosley.
China, Glass and Lumps.
HUM Second Ave cue.
A Gala Week
In McCabe Bros'. Wash Goods Department. The lateness of the sea
son findsais with a larger stock of this kind of merchandise on hand
than we like to carry, so our pruning knife was got out, sharpened, and
put to work with telling effect in THE McCAKE WAY, a way the peo
ple have learned to appreciate.
. . .. .
On Tuesday morning from i) to 1 1 o'clock all our PRINTED PON-:
:GKES, light and dark grounds, the 12Jc, the He. the 15c qualities, go:
; at the one price of 10c ayard. None before!) o'clock nor after II o'clock:
; at this price. Right reserved to limit quantity to one purchaser. :
On Wednesday morning from 9 to 11 o'clock a splendid line 30:
pieces of figured Henrietta sateens, black and colored grounds. Our:
; 24c quality for the bargain price of 18Ae a yard. Such an opportunity :
is seldom presented. Remember, two hours only 9 to 11 o'clock. :
On Thursday, all day, if they last, one case of extra line challies, :
; fully the equal of the goods many houses sell for 7 and 8c. for 4c a:
yard. Remember, on Thursday only. :
. . .
The genuine Irish printed lawn, 40 inches wide, which is usually sold
at 14e, we ask you lie for.
Twenty pieces sateen stripe Gloriana suitings are reduced for this
sale from 15c to 12Jc.
Printed linen tissues in a variety of patterns, go from 10c to 7Je.
A splendid 1C.U- black sateen goes at lHc.
The finest assortments of 10c and 12c printed wash fabrics to be
found anywhere in the vicinity.
This is a money saving week for you. and a week of sharp bargains
which every prudent, saving woman will quickly gather in.
1720, 1722, and 1724 Second ave.
Great Sacrifice in Shoes.
We have reduced the prices on . our immense
stock of Shoes at the Gentral Shoe Store as
Mer'p 1 ten leather from
Cordovni, Lace or Congress
Calf ' " "
l Kanir a r o "
Women's Cloth Top Pv. Trim
WMr. and tland Turn
5 00 to 3.150
0 00 to
r no to
: 00 to
3. SO tf
" I)ong laO m. Sense and Ox. Toe 3 00 ;o 2.00
These prices will hold good only until our
stock is reduced; so come early.
Schneiders Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue,
Hrper Uouae Block.
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't " t i''r, mt ii- -fe
I;i:es are verythin in history,
eo tLey aie in dreie, and tbey are
just as ?ffip" tant in Furniture as
in tliematte- of attire. Unless
old enough to be antique parlor
suits net marked 1893 aTe decid
edly cut of date. Set ou'-lf
light on this essential point be
fore buyirjg, it sped our stock
which Las been purchased expressly for the coming trade
Our display of Parlor Suits includes a tine
Brocatelle at 45 Dollars.
It's not human, but it speaks for itself, when you ?ee it.
A pretty 5 Piece Set MOHAIR Pl.USH SPKINO KIXiE at s;3L.00.
You only need to see it if you are wanting anything in this line.
CARPETS Ingrain. Tapestry, Rody or Velvet we're sure to
please Red Room Suits. Springs, Mattresses. Pillows in these
iroods we excel. Baby Carriages. Refrigerators, at right prices
NO EXTRA CHARGE 1 OK EASY PAYMENTS.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809, 1811 Second Avenue
C. F. DEWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. 206
Open Eveninga till 8 p. m.
MIXED HOUSE PAINT b
LINSfcED OIL. WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1S10 Third Avenue.