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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY", JUEY 5, 181).
FUN OX THE FOURTH
l i i i . , ...
nuw nocK isiana ueieoratea the
Nation's Natal Day.
THE CELEBRATION AT THE TO WEE.
The Kiggrkt Crowd in the History of the
Fniuoua Kesort Ten Thuunnnd People
There The Obturvunrrn Also Tlioae Ht
Other Flare in the Vielnlty.
Yesterday broke dismal and rainv
and with every indication of a damn
ener on the patriotic zeal of the ris
ing generation. With the morning's
advance, however, the clouds cleared
away and there developed one of the
, pleasantest midsummer days that
eould have been conceived of. It
was not the ideal Fourth, because it
, was not characterized bv extreme
heat, but it was a day such as could
be comfortably enjoyed and appreci
ated, and that was better. The earl v
condition of the elements, no doubt,
kept at home what few may have
thought of taking advantage of the
excursions on the river and likewise
diminished the numbers coming in
to Rock Island in the same wav.
The consequence was a genuine home
celebration, to which Davenport con
tributed largely in the afternoon.
Kveiit of the Hay.
The only local celebrations of a
public nature were those at Black
Hawk Tower, at Schuetzen park and
the fair grounds at Davenport and at
Trospect park. Moline, and in point
of attendance the Tower stripped all
the others, drawing immense crowds
from both Davenport anil Moline, as
well as from all. the surrounding
country, the cars of the railway com
pany being jammed all the" after
noon. Trains were run as dou
ble header, and yet the people
eould not be entirely accommodat
ed, many walking out Seventeenth
street as far as Seventh avenue
ami meeting the incoming trains and
paying an extra nicklc iii order to
get scats in advance of the crowds
that awaited the trains around the
loop down town. In the middle of
the afternoon a long and vexatious
delay was occasioned bv a motor
jumping the track at 'the center
switch, and the In-caking down of a
trailer, ami the incident will prob
ably serve to haten the ciunpany's
determination as to the lrngt bening
of the switches, if not the double
tracking of the entire road. With
such ad vantages the company eould;
have accommodated many more peo
ple yesterday much more handily.
As it wa though. IO.oOij people were
handled to and from the Tower dur
At the Tower.
The amusements at the Tower
were varied, and though nothing of
a very novel nature took place, all
seemed to enjoy the day. Hundreds
of picnicers covered the shady hill
sides and spread their dinners, while
many more patronized the Inn.
There were foot races, potato races,
etc., in which there were a good manv
entries, the most novel race being
between the boats on the electric to
boggan .-liile. There were two of
these and they provoked no little in
terest. The colored aeronaut from
Chicago made a tine ascension from
the island, going up without a para
chute, which is now considered more
hazardous than with one. He landed
safelv quite a distance northeast of
the Tower. There was quite a dis
play of daylight fireworks in the at
ternoon. also a display in the even
ing, tit to s band gave a concert af
ternoon and evening, also furnishing
music for those who wi.-hed to dance.
On the whole it was as pleasant a
-day at tiie lower as eould have been
The morning opened discourag
ingly at liarstow on account of a
slight rain. As a result the many
. who had planned to go were deterred.
So in tin- forenoon the attendance
was comparatively small. Frederick
()borne was chairman of the dav.
The Cordova band rendered music.
1'raver vva offered bv Itev. William
M. Maker, of K.ise iiill. A few re
marks were made by Dr. Heiter. of
Osborne and Dr. J. W. Morgan, of
Moline. and an adjournment wa
had for dinner. When the chairman
called to order after dinner a large
company gathered, filling the ample
grounds. After music, prayer was
offered by Rev. J. Q. Adams, of
Hamilton. Rev. Dr. C. E. Tavlor
spoke on the "Principles of Ameri
can jSationality." Dr. J. YV. Morgan
spoke on "The Reason for the. Belief
that Our Kepuoiic will lie rerpetual.
S. W. Odell spoke on "The Drift of
Present Day Tendencies." There
were numerous side shows where
people amused themselves. A large
number listened to the addresses and
seemed to very greatly appreciate
After singing "America" Rev
Sir. Baker pronounced the benedic
tion. The occasion was a pleasant
The only Pure Cream of Tartar
one and t le Home Forum benefit or
der, under whose auspices the cele
bration was held, is to be t-ongratu,
1 he Lower Knd.
The res dents of Andalusia, Edging-
ton, Buff ilo Prairie and Drury cele
brated th 3 glorious Fourth at Harris'
grove southwest of Andalusia vester-
lav. 1 he exercises included siieeehcs
by Harold A. Weld and S. W.'Scarle,
the reading of the declaration of in
dependence by James Britton and
music by the Buffalo band. A large
number were present and one of the
regular old-time celebrations was
Moline Odd Fellows had a big pic
nic at Prospect park, which was at
tended b 4.0)0 people, many being
present from this citv. Ueorge iuf-
tloy, of Mjl'me, delivered an address
on the pr nciples of Odd Fellowship,
and Mis Grace Bromley, of this
city, read the Declaration of Inde
pendence. There was also a picnic
at Concor lia park, Moline.
Wentz post, (i. A. K., had a cele
bration, which included a sham bat
tle and other features at Schuctzen
paak, Davenport, and several thous
and peoj le attended. There was
also a celebration at Washington gar
Watermelons on ice at Hess Bros.'
Dr. E. It. Bowman, of Andalusia,
was in the citv todav.
Tomato's, cucumbers and a full
ine of fresh vegetables at Hess
Strawberries, blackberries, rasp
berries, cl errics, pineapples at Hess
Houselu Id goods for sale cheap.
corner Twent v-lirst street and Ninth
The thi 'd of the tri-citv dancing
parties wi l take place at Black Hawk
Inn tomorrow eWning.
Cheap lots for sale in South Rock
Island, on easy payments, taxes low.
ocation healthv. Inquire of M. M.
Citv W ighniastcr IS. II. Kimball
reports ivcipts during the month of
June to In sil s ). of which the city's
lortion is li. I..
(icorge Hess Micnl Monday li.-diing
it Silver l.ake. and brought home a
line mess of iNh as evidence of his
success w i h the hook and line.
The lai.ies of the Twenty-ninth
trcct chapel will give a tea at Mrs.
Dr. MverV. Fifth avenue tomor
row evenirg from 4 to lo o'clock.
Charles Woodin. a little boy living
down town, was struck in the face
with a rock thrown bv another bov
md his nose was seriously injured.
Dr. Carter being called to attend
h i ni .
Manager Montrose has completed
nrrangcnii nt s with Prof. Byde, the
eoloreil aeronaut, who made such a
magnificent ascension at the Tower
vestcrdav. to make another one next
Before a lothcr Fourth there should'
be steps ti.ken regulating the use of
ire arm. Considering the reckless
ness displayed yesterday it is sur
prising th''l'e were no more serious
consequences. Particularly is this
true as regards the business portion
of the c.n .
C. II. Church, for 2 years in the
employ of the Rock Island road in
diGercnt capacities and who has
proven himself competent in ail, has
resigned o take a position on the
canal engine, the "Hennepin." En
gineers 15; ker and Church are to put
in eight h urs a dav each on the
'I he board of education at a special
meeting held on Monday evening.
opened th ' bids for the new lO-room
school building to be erected. J he
contract vns awarded to John Yolk
& Co.. the lowest bidders, at 4i,lK0.
The build ng is to be brick with An-
amosa stone foundation and Bedford
tone trin miugs.
A horse belonging to Hans Schroe-
der. who conducts the meat market
at 311 Twentieth street, indulged in
a lively run on Twentieth street at 9
o'clock lart ipglit. The horse was
being placed in the barn and had
been tied to a buggy seat in the alley
back of Mr. Schroeder's shop, for a
moment, .vhen a sky rocket descend
ed near by. The horse took fright
and dasht d into the alley leading to
Twentieth street and made a wild
run north to Second avenue, taking
the sidewalk part of the way. The
buggy set.t was demoralized in the
performance, but no other damage
The stage of the water at Rock Isl
and bridge at noon today was 8.55;
the temperature was 82.
The Charlotte Boeckler, Robert
Dodds, Iilot, Little Hoddie, Lion,
Mary Moi ton, Verne Swain, Kit Car
son and Irene D. came down, and the
B. Hershey, Pilot, Irene D. and Verne
Swain passed up. ;-
Powder, No Ammonia; No Lum
CeclariDg the cess poal'oc lot tea (10) in block
-', in Edgewood Park ad ittou to the city of
Koctj Island a miisai t'.
Be itnrda'uedby the Citv Council of the city of
1 ock Island :
Section 1 That tie ce8 pool on lot ten (10) in
b'ock x" in Edgewooo Park addition to the cily
of nock Island iu the) count of hock Island and
stateof Illmi.i! is rterc y declared ti bet pnblio
tor.. U. No pereon or pert oi a shall be permit
ted to flow or i.fecDarge imo the eame any liquid
or otb r matter, and any pereon or i ersom vio
atwg the provi'lou 1 1 lha Sfcction snail be fine i
not lea than 15 nor more than 425 fur each of
fense. Sec. 3. The City Cle k 1 hereby ordered to
serve on the owners of mi 1 lot a noLice to till the
said cess pool with dirt, c'ay, tand or gravel to
such height a will ureveut stagnant water o
stand therein, within 10 days from the dnto of the
Kervice of sucn aotice.
Si'c. 4. Upon the ntglect or refusal of ench
owners of such lot to comply with inch notice
and till the said cesspool wt-hin the time al
lowed for the doing thereor. then in that case,
such nlilng thould be done by the city of Kock
Island at the least possible co'l under the direc
tion and supervision of thi superintei dent of
streets and street and aiiey co umittee of the city
council of eaid city, and for the purpose of en
forcing the lien created by the expense thereof
upon the ntire interest of the o. er or owner
of said lot. a petilien shall be filed by the city
attorney in the c.rcu t c.mrt ot the couuty of
Hock Isiand, a d such other steps taken as are
provid- d by the statute In tucS case made and
I'a-scd June 19, 1S93.
ttc.?'v. T J.MEDILL. Jr.. Mayor.
A D. LUEilSU, Cily Clem.
Arable Land tn England.
During thp last twenty years the
area of land in England under the
plow has been diminished by nearly
2,000,000 acres, or over fourteen per
cent. The amount of arable land in
Wales has diminished twenty-one per
cent in the same period. In Scotland,
on the contrary, it has increased by
Dr. Piurce'ii Deaa-
a compound of re
fined and concen
trated botankid ex
tracts. The.-io tiny,
the smallest and
) the easiest to take
gestion, Sick r. id Bilious Headaches, Dizzi
ness, Bilious . tt.:iehi, all dcrangemente
of the liver, .sto:i:at-h, a::d bmrols.
Tuoy euro ';'ijir:.'n n.'y, Ixn-atiso they nc
nttfurnlhi. 'I'tuy liou't shock and waken
thu system, li!:o the Initio, old -fashioned
jiills. .ml ilicjVe more effective. One
little pellet for :i ';mv;-tivo or hixative
three for a :::i:a: t: .
They're tLe ci i d ( ' ; i!lsyoucan buy, for
they're ir'ri:i,trr-l ,;ivo satisfaction, or
your money is lviai iicd.
You pay only for tho good you get.
RE OU IN NEED?
Want a cook
Want a partner
Want a situation
Want to rent roonis
Want a servant gul f
Want to sell a farm
Want to sell a house
Wunt to exchange nnthinp
Want te sell household goods:
Want to make any real estate lantis
Want to sell or trade for anything
Want to find customers for anything
USE THESE COLUMNS.
T1HR DAILY AKOUS DELIVERED AT YOU K
door every eveuinc lor lc per week.
WANTED TKAVEI.I SOS 4LKRMAN. LINE,
lubricating oils. Address with reference.
Walworth Station D, Cleveland, Ohio.
fui AN WANTED: SALARY AND EXPENSES.
1VI Permanent place: whole or pari time. Ap
ply at once. Brown Bros. Co.. Nurserymen
BICYCLE FREE-TO ANY BOY OR GIRT
who will work for us. No mourv needed.
stamp for particulars. Write to 1 it-Bits Pub
lishing Co., lf-iii Dearuoru street, thicas".
is the best skin lotion in use. It contains no
mineral or oily substances. Sold hy
THE WARREN BROWN CO.
Room 15, Dittoe Block. Davenport, corner
Third and Brady.
M pace Medical treatise contalrilr!; much infor
mation and many valuable receipts free upon ap
plication. Are showing
f S It
Correct Prices, to which we invite inspection.
ttoe 'Steit-OTl-fcecwa xt?
TIIE "QUICK MEAL" is the only
stove havine a tank that cannot be tat en off
for filling, unless the burners are lcsea.
THE "QUICK MEAL" is the only
stove having an indicator to show when the
htirners are oueu or closed.
THE "QUICK MEAL" is the only
stove havine glass tubes to show the drip
piDg of ea olinc when the st-ive is in use.
TIIE "QUICK MEAL" is the only
stove having bnrncr- tl at canLot be opened
fun her than necessary.
THE "QUICK MEAL" is the only
siove having all par's made of material
which cannot rust.
1615 and 1617 Secoi 1 Avenue
1815 Second Ave.
, Koester & Martin
-Base Ball Headquarters. -
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
Always m hand thu felled brands of doineptic
nnd iiuportad. Clears. All mantle of tobacco.
The score of all the ball gamue wi;l be received
L. OLOCKHOFF, Prop..
1S08 Second Avenue.
? ti j--.---i' jia si:'ja.i. ay vs. i.
all the latest agonies in
Hot Weather Olothing.
ii leaiher Goods.
Hr are some tempting
As good as usually sold for
L 1DIE&' RIBBED VESTS
As good as is usually sold
82 in. would be cheap
enough at 12Ac, for
The Columbia :
The Fourth is gone,
and the small boy has
had his fun. Now
keep your eye on this
space for new developments
V G. YOl G, Proprietor
1728 Second Av.
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
Analytic aifl Dispensing Pharmacist
Is tow located iu Lis new building at the corner of Fifth avtuue
and Twenty -third street.
J . F. Rosenfield. Tom Roe entield
Plumbers, Steam, Gas Fitters.' i
House Heating and Sanitary Plumbing.
Largest Glothing and Shoe Stores in Rock Island Couj
- - ... Clothing
Tl ZT3 Ti AO
In dark ground,
Exta values in
Table Linen t,
Woolen Drsxa Goods,
By getting first-class goods
at lowest prices.
223 Twentieth str.
8tQW 1729 Second Avenae
Hot MM Goods