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TV i IV A T?nTI C A rTTTT t
Brings comfort and imvcment and
tend o ersonal crjVnient when
rightly r."l. The many who live bet
ter than c'kts ami rnjov fe more, with
less expenditure, lv n ro promptly
adapting tlm world's 1- products to
the needs of physical b.-i 7- attest
ihe value to Iiealth of t! pure liquid
axativc principle end a,'ctl 111 the
remedy, Svrup of Figs.
Its excellence is duo t ts presenting
in the form most accept.-"!" and pleas
ant to the ta.-te, the ref n-i-.iiur and truly
i bcnefici:il properties of .perfect lax
ative; cilbctiuilly clear.M! ; the system,
f)Un..n;T-.' elds, lieailach and lovers
and perciianontly i-m'wi constipation.
It has piv?n satisfaction t millions and
met with the approval the medical
profession, liecaiise it act- on the Kid
neys, Liver and Dowels v thont weak
ening them and it is jvrfi tly free from
every objectionable sul'sf ice.
Syrup of Tiirs is for sal by all drug
tist's in ;"no and 1 bottles, lit it is man-ifacttm-,!
.y t!i- Ca ;'.n : F . Syrup
iCo.onlv, wtiiise name H p-i ted on every
packiiL-'', also the nam. . S ru of Fijrs,
and hi'inir v.vVi infonr.f-.. on will not
accept : ny .i!(st;ti!tt' i!' o: 'rod.
an- pi;i:io tavcrl' ?- n'sii-c
th'-v keep perfect ti: e.
i y 1
-!! watche- for 4 up to
Si'' M i. Jn,t step !n : ml take
a look iici'i .r- vmi l.u -. Will
soon remove in
170.1 x-ruii'l v.
j Br.y, fell and manage property .n commission,
oar money, collect rents, aleo cary a line of flrst
- fc'.. uic liiPuruuLc tumpaniep, minting 101 ror
J lale ir, allthedifft-rent addition, (hoice residence
1' -ropery tn all jrnrt of the city,
j Room 4, Mitchell Lyndc billdlBg, ground
fV. in rear of Mitchell & Lymle lank.
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If vmi contemplate buyhi-r, sellin"
or exchanging residence or Imsiness
property, it will posilively. pay yon
to call on ns, as we (ronstaitly" have
a l;a;-c I i t of desirahle proerty on
our l....,ks to select from unci we can
supply your wants promptly. We
alse havu a nnmher of choice lots in
1 i-arts of the city and will under
aketo l.uihl a nnmher of houses for
our r.istom. r, on terms very greatly
to th'lr advantage.
A'iKUAIN FOll SOMK ONE
e lave l.ilolsln n,.n.. n.-i...
, ... vunv-c JieillLS
Aill ltlin l.n ii,.
I . '"'"" oiock lrom Elcc-
l! trie Sh.,.t i?o,-i... . .
il "'"'"u wnieu we will
J 'C'!' if taken on-ce, at from f300
OSUQ.eaeU-thev will eo fast-so
eo. F. Hoth. . A. Donaldson.
iRoil & Doialoi's
Some History of the Rock Isl
' and Office.
FROM COL. DAVENPORT DOWN.
The St vie of the Notification Kereived hy
the l lrst I'oHtmaHter The Different Lo
catioiift of the I'oHtoftice and Thmw Who
Have II1I the Position From the Time
It Was Inaugurated on the IhIhdiI.
This morninp; J. W. Potter entered
formally upon his duties as post
master for Hock Island, the transfer
from I 'ost master Howard Wells hav
ing liei-n completed yesterday hy In
specto - A. L. Gardner.
Sixt v-eiht years have passed since
Kock Island's lirst postmaster was
commissioned. Col. (ieorjje Daven
port as the tirst to enjoy that dis
lincliin. receivintr his comniision.
tin- lir-t. by the way. to lie issued to
a post naster in this section of the
countiy. Vo. Davenport was named
as pot master on the island. In-fore
the slate of Illinois liocaine known,
and the authority was run vcyed in
the fo'lowinu document :
Col. liiv'iip(: ts Ant liitrit y.
A'amum;tin City, -J;d An-il, 1S2"
Sir: From information I receive I
conch de it will lie ajrrecaldc to you
to accept of the otlice of post-niaste:-
at iioik Island. Missouri. I
herewith send yon a Copv of the law
t'.T n filial i l iir the iiostnHiee, a kev
for Hj' -'iiiiLT the luai! and directions
confo! nialile therewith. You will
liml the.-e at ('laiksville postoflice,
Mi sso iri.
At'ti-r executing the liomi and tak
ing tic oath, you may proceed in the
ilu'ier of the ollice without waiting
for a commisKion.
I at l. sir, your most oliedient ser
vant. .Jom McLkan,
Tost master (General.
Co!. Daveiqiort received his eom-
iiussn in in t he tall ol the- year, hut
sever: 1 years elapsed before lie took
t he oa tli of oliiee.owini; to t lie fact t hat
(here was no one within hundreds of
miles (iialitied t.i administer it.
Tiie n.-arest postotiicc in those davs
was : t Clarksviile. Mo., and the
mails were carried on horseback.
Tli- first I'o-t iitli.-'.
Tht posioPico on the i.-laml was
disioi tin' el Nov. ii. Is.:!!, and April
i, lv-.-i. .iosepn t . onwav w as coin-
niisioiied iost master at Farmhams
bi'.rtf. This town was orijrinallv laid
out le ar the lower end of what is
now Lock I -hi ml . but the name was
soon : tier changed to Stephenson,
and .1 iseph Conway was appointed
po.tn ater at the place Nov. '.!, 1S3.".
The postoliice was in those
times located near the present
t aide mansion on .Molinc avt
nne. tins ono-inai postoliice was
a laroe lop; cabin which served for
court house as well as postoliice and
residi nee of the - post mast er. On
Nov. 11. Miles V. Conway be
came postmater. succeeding his
brother. The next postmaster was
Hon. Joseph 15. Wells, appointed
June 10, 110, and during that year
the n: me of Stephenson was changed
to ltoi-k Island and Charles A. (tarn
Hey, appointed April 13, 1841, was
really Kock Island's lihst postmaster.
Col. John Ibiford became postmas
ter March 21, 1843. The iostffiee
was then located on First avenue be
tween Sixteenth and Seventeenth
H. tl. Keynolds succeeded Col. liu
ford, his commission dating August
E. K. Heart was commissioned post
master May 11, 1849, and the office
then became located on the south
side of what is now Second avenue,
between Seventeenth and Eighteenth
Jan es Kelly was made postmaster
May 23 1853, and the ollice was
movei' by him to Bailey & Boyle's
block, where Mitchell & Lynde's
bank is now located.
Wil iam Frizzell received his com.
missit n as postmaster May 15, 1855,
but he never qualified.
Lewis N. Webber was appointed
April 2. 185(5, and during his admin
istration the office was kept on the
south side of Second avenue, between
Seven-eenth and Eighteenth streets.
II. Field succeeded Mr. Webber
Sept. 22, 1S58. '
The i Hlire I. orated Where It is Now.
Dr. Calvin Truesdale was commis
sioned April 0, 18G1, when the office
was moved back to the present loca
tion ;n Mitchell & Lyndc's bank
Hon. J. B. Ilawlcy was appointed
postm ister March 3, 1805.
Cap'-. James F. Copp succeeded
Mr. Iliwley Sept. 21, 18C0.
Hon. M. B. Osborn became post
master April 3, 1807.
Cap",. L. M. Havcrstiek was com
missioned March 1, 1871, and took
hold A pril 17.
William Jackson was commis
sioned March 20, 1873, and took
charge April 1.
Thomas M unlock was appointed
March 6, 187C, and took possession
Maj J. M. Beardsley was eommis
sioned Feb. 18, 1880, and took posses-';
sion April 1. '
Maj C. W. Hawes was conimis
sioned .Ttilv 4. 1884. and took clinro-pl
Aug. J . J ne iree tieiivery system
wns ir an o-n rated durino- Mai. Hawes1
l administration, Feb. 7, 1887.-
I &niiHt. . Hunaincr. wu. -ajiriouxled
TRACK AND TRAIN.
?"- Jiotea rieked lTp Amonf the Cam
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul believes in encouraging its men
and in so doing has the reputation of
raising its employees without asking
for and increase, though it is not the
best all around paying company. A
short time ago a big wail went up
because the road had laid off a num
ber of men on its different Iowa div
isions, but right on the heels of that
comes a raise in the wages of train
men. and that of course loses sight of
the lay off to a certain extent. Bag
gagemen and passenger conductors
have been raised $5 per month, day
freight conductors from $3 to $3.15
per day. brakemen on the same train
from $2 to 2.15, through freight
conductors from $2.!H to 3, and
freight brakemen from 1.)0 to $2.
Hard Itnn ol Lurk.
Ii. E. Mitchell, of Bonaparte, a
Kock Island road brakeman . on a
freight, while engaged in switching
at Columbus Junction a few nights
ao. was struck in tlie hack l-
the cvlinder of the enirine and
Again about the hips by the tank.
The accident occurred about 6:25
and the engine was runniii'r at about
10 miles per hour at the time. The
injured nan soon became uncon
scious and was carried lo tin Gilbert
house and given medical attendance
where he was soon restored to con
sciousness. This is. he says, the
third accident for him since April
and he has had about enough of rail
roading. t'nt on.
All the freight offices will lie closed
on July 4 in order to allow the boys
Conductor W. A. l.iscom. of the
C 15. & il-, is now running the new
John Kuss, baggageman at IheC
P.. I. & P., who has been taking a va
cation the past month, goes on duty
Freight business on most of the
roads into the city will be suspended
on July 4. There is a good prospect
for excursion busi'ics on that day.
D. W. Mentzer, of Lincoln, Neb.,
formerly on the east end of the Kock
Island, is visiting friends here. lie
is Mill in the employ of the Kock
Island at Lincoln.
Conductor llitchceek. f the Kock
Island ei Peoria, is laving oil and his
train is being run in the meantime
by Conductor Horn, 'onductor Nel
son taking Ihe hitter's place.
The Kock Island officials are en
beavoring to ascertain about how
many people will go front here to the
World's fair about the Fourth of July
in order to provide plenty of coach
time card on the Rock
Island, or rather the change in the
running of the Kocky Mountain lim
ited as noted a few evenings ago,
goes into effect one week from to
morrow. Operator Delano, of tjj" K. I. &
P., is taking a vaca:ior
Operator Henderson is
his place. The latter i
ing face these days all
a bright baby girl that '
The change of conductors on the
C, B. & Q. has put Conductor Study
vin on the t. Louis dirision, his
train, the IjLardstown ;accomruoda
tion, being TJwtsn by Conductor Cook,
from the Savanna run.' Conductor
CrawforJt.will take the flatter's run,
Conductor Heffner being promoted
from a freight run.
Passenger business on all the
roads is exceptionally good. World's
fair traffic is keeping uj well, but
there is still very little chance for
the cut rates for which in many have
been so patiently wirrr
the Missouri river there
fair business at all, wh
for the change on the K'
running'the limited onl
k Island of
as far as
Big Lumber Ie
AjirTlarge logging lutract has
been made between Fre dlrick W ever-
hauser and David Doble.lif West Stu
tM'rior. The latter agree! to put in
25,000,000 feet each year lr lOyears,
the stipulated price per 1.000 being
$1.50. The pine is loeatill in r Dong
lass county, Wisconsin. I .The con
tract also provides for t,h I construc
tion of a railroad 20 ox 2."iles long
for the transportation of Ihe logs to
St. Croix lake in the Jam 1 county
Au Informal p"rt.T.
A very pleasant company of iiock
Island society people gathered at
lilack Hawk Inn last .evening in re
sponse to invitations to meet Mrs
Hollingshead, of Cincinnati, who is a
guest of Mrs. Phil M'tchell. About
00 people were present, the affair be
ing entirely informal in all rejects.
Prof, and Mrs. chiHinger -furnished
music for dancing, which proved the
principal moue 01 enjoyuieut
A Sew Carpenter Shop.
Fellow citizens. I wish to make it
known thet I will open a snob on
Monday, July 3. I will;, takd any
contract or job in the line of carpen
ter work and run a stncuy 'mion
6hop at 315 SeventeentlMftreeM
Kesidence'3931 Kightlii avenue. '
il y some!
everv one'' i
at least f ne lang
history was as
(jrst. One of h
: us the
fas an im
' were ex
i. At the
was to pay
ijeet of poli-
by a boy for Hi
The youth clai
aginary line u
performs its .
alien and sc
jdained and c
close of t he ;
round of app
him for the ;
tics. Mr. IV
is become a
If Tin-: A nistaken this
is the first ae time that
the import-. f penmanship
has occupied a place on the institute
program. Mr. Bishop handled the
work with ease and placed the cor
rect amount of stress upon the fore
The ristr:et Association,
At at the meeting of the teachers
in the afternoon to perfect a county
organization, there was considerable
enthusiasm displayed. The peda
gogues voted that such an associa
tion is desirable and practicable. It
will be officered as follows:
President Y.. B. McKcever.
Vice President Laura Hill.
Secretary Achsah Crane.
Treasurer Anne Larson.
It was voted that the superintend
ent appoint an executive committee
of live, he to act as secretary of the
same. Local institutes throughout
the county will be held at different
times through the winter
The scarcity of gentlemen at the
teachers1 institute is verv noticeable
The few present huddled together like
sheep without a shepherd
ot one ft tine looking yo
who felt so great a sense t
that he sent for his wife 1
"P- : ;
In New yuarter?
Messrs. Driffill & (ilei
cers, opened for bnsines
ii.g at 1723 Second avt
stock of goods in a new
store, which was lately
Will K. Johnson has
somely fitted up with tl
shelving in j-ellow pine,
colored tables to match
'Un "fTect bei'
ported goods in gic. I
coffee trade is so large
have felt warranted in 1
larger line and a greater f
teas and coffees than het I
those who like new cro t
freshly- roasted coffees
flavor and aroma cf the!
tained, will be pleased r
purchases. "The best g ;
lowest prices is the aim c
Gleim; it is the keynote
ful business everywhere. 1
this morning with a big f
fresh fruits and yegetab
John McGee and Fra
each fined f 3 and cost'
crackers. The tine
during good behav;
,ed on ro
work in the
The police star
this morning, ar
canines were di
der. The war
brass tair ent'
suburbs. .1 houses in
Sears wen Sterday. while
the resic larmer named
(Jarrity as burglarized
and a gold nd 1 in money
taken. A ctdored tnan apparently
a stranger was- seen about the jirem- '
I have a" good variety of slender
crystal vases, just the thing to help
jn home decoration, flowers look
tV?iresT'ln-these shapes and ware.
Prices, 35, 41, 62 and 83 cents.
Glasses of all styles for the table.
Special shapes for lemonade, for iced
tea, for ices, etc! Table tumblers
from 30 cents per dozen up.'
Lemonade straws, lemonade shak
ers. Big stone jars . for people who
want 'to keep ice that wayl ; "
we made iarpe purchases of the
id offer them now to our custom
ers a; pne-half price.
Underwear at 2oe.
Veckwcar at 25c.
25c Hosier at $1,50 a doai.
Other goods in
We have reduced Jhe
stock of Shoes at the.
Men's Patent Leather from - -
' Cordovan, Lace or Co igrjss -..
Calf . . ;.
u Kangaroo " -. .
" Catf ' " ' " " -Women's
Cloth Top Pa . Trim -"
Welt and iJaiid Tur- -
" DonffoIaCrm. Serse
illtOt piltt Will liVIU
stock is reduced;
Schneider's Central Shoe StdFe" p
We have' every kind of
est in price to the lowest; from the
. that for plain every day
sliest cost. You
Easy Terms of Payments
Lawn Settees, V ;
Rockers and Chairs
G. O. Hu
C. F 1
I J A-
ot the Char'es P. Kel-
i . .
a. v JL vs. w
prices-on our immense ii
Gentral Shoe Store hi
$ 00 to 3.50
60 to 4 0
fuiM to 4.00 . - 7
8.5?vt. 4.' 0
3 00 to7.40
4.03 to .00
3.5') tf 2'CO
and tlx .Tee 3 00 to 2i0
gUUU. Jlliy UI1LU UUl L
Second Avenue, "-!W
Htrper Rome. Block:' . A
it " -i 'to" -- ''
Furniture from the
wear, and all