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all complaints peculiar .
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II. li. Column, Sec'y,
JOHN G EPSON,
Is dom luca'ed In his Dew shop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
l Utlht shoe a specialty. Opposite the Old stand .
fropnetoror of the Eiady street
All kinds of Cut Flowers constantly on band.
nr. ei: Llouses Flowur Store
Hue i;ocli from Central part, the tir-'utt in Iowa. ;jil, Brady street, Davenport, la.
City 'Bus and Express Line.
Telephone Rock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or express
wagon and you will receive prompt attention,
TIM3EKLAKE & SPENCER. Prop
SEIVEES & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ol Carpenter Work Done.
General Joboing done on short notice and eatisraci Ion guaranteed.
ffic and Shon "21 Twelfth Street. HOCK IbLAND
B. F. DeGEAia,
ontractor and 3iilder.
; Rock Isian
Oi!l;x .iadhj 2i5 Eighteenth S'rect,
fX AU kinds of carpenter work a specialty. rians ana estimates for all kind, of ho1ldtn.-
fnrnlsbei on apnllcation.
A HANDFUL OF DIRT MAY BE A HOUSE
FUL OF SHAME' CLEAN HOUSE WITH
I .... .
Oriier Cottace Grove avenue and Slxty-fomth
"irei".. only 5 minntes from world's fair.
!ip.-riir dining room; elevated railroad.
Now open. R:it-s moderate. European.
W. N Pblocse, Bapt.
iSnwlway, Cor. Prince St.. New York City.
1 ri'.ti d md renovated uuJlt new management,
t, Km European plan.
!num rates SI a day and npward.
I'l'-'taurant equal to the best in the city at mod
street cars from all R. K. stations and steam
r'st and ferry landings pass the door.
HrLDUETU & ALLEN, Pwp'I.
World's Fair, Chicago.
UftTri Calnmflt Avenoe and Ztlh Street.
nU I tL Fireproof; Ut rooms; near Kalr
lirounrln; baths on evey floor.
D aj ft ft mm American and European plana.
WORLD'SP"" PULLMAN HOTEL
r 1 1 n t a,ld Waahinsr ton Ave.
t flln Tnree blocks from main entrance.
..' 'est of R. K. and street car service.
wuu'nuu perbon. Write for circular.
T 3 THOMAS.
3 TO 6 DAYS.
I AN ABSOLUTE CURB FOR
WILL NOT r.AI IKP.
f rglCTURE. AbK FORI
li o Q mo pain, no sta;n.
.SS JCTIOf S wn H EACH i
i -LI. AT An Dft'JOjISTa
Oeiltml Chrmiral C'tX,
e u.'juro ana i
LABOR, TIME, MONET
foe it your own way.
H is the beet Soap made
r ashing Machine use.
WARNOGK & RALSTON.
T H. THOMAS 8ol Aeent
m rm at
or anr aunatural diaehaiveukw
rrur driuaiat for a bottle of
Bi.r . It cure, in a few day.
1 houttbeaidorDublicitv of a
doctor. Non-poiaonona end
ei anititpea not to itricture.
Tit VniveriaX American Curt.
The tvant Chemical Ce.i
u. a. a.
Jo .tin Volk: & Co..
Saab. Doors Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
and all kiwli of wood work for onlldera.
iahteenth St. eat. Third aad foorta aea.
Qisagrrieeing Doctors Create a Condition of
Chaos In a Jnror's Mind.
TI -; conflicting testimony of medical and
ecientif'c experts incriminal trials has long
been a theme f discussion in the circles of
medico-legal jurisprudence. The need of
some change in the existing system is gen
erally recognized, but there seems to be no
concensus of opinion as towhat that change
It Is obvious that in many criminal cases
expert testimony is essential to the due ad
ministration of justice. This is notably
true in instances of charged poisoning such
as the Harris case and that of Dr. Buchanan.
Without the evidence of errpert physicians,
pathologists end chemists, it would .ob
viously bo impossible to prove guilt, bring
the offender to justice and protect society
against one of the most dangerous forms of
While expert testimony is a necessity, its
abuses and even dangers are matters oi
common notoriety. An array of experts
who swear positively on one side is alvt-nys
followed by an equal array on the other
6ide to swear to the contrary. It is a com
mon expression that a paid expert can al
ways be produced to support any theory or
view. But dismissing this view from con
sideration the fr.ct remains that conflict of
opinion, whether due to unconscious bias,
lack of knowledge or carelessness, is com
mon among experts of the highest profes
sional standing, whose integrity is beyond
A most striking illustration of this is cf
forded by the testimony of thechemic.il ex
perts in the Biichtuinri case. Professor Witr
thaus, a chemist of recognized standing and
large experience, a teacher in one of our col
leges and the author of i, standard work on
chemistry, testified positively for t'uc pro
locution that he found morphine in the i.x"y
of Mrs. Buchanan, lie was corroborated hy
Professor Doremus, also a chemi&t of recog
nized standing. The processes and various
steps in the analysis were minutely de
Thereupon Professor Vncgku of the Uni
versity of Michiui, a chemist of interna
tional repute, a specialist in poisons and
the author of a Ktr.ndar.kv.-ork on the sub
ject, testified for the defense that it was
impossible to determine tl:e presence of
morphine from th- results of the testsuscd
by Professor Witthaas. lie declared that
the presence of morphine in a body in
which deconspesi'ion had set in could be
shown only by finding and seraratijrr mor
phine crystals, aud th;it i: tha ahsenc? of
these the colrr reactions wore not to lie
taken as proofs.
He went on to cxnlain thu.t ptomaines
without morphine ;. iia.tur:!l poisonous
matter found in n Iouy una due to oecay,
would give the same color mictions as such
mutter with morphino. He illustrated this
by saying that ho had Leer, called up.v.i to
analyza the stoTu;;:.,-i f a man suppose-1 to
have been poison, J ' y :r.orphi:y..', ::i,l land
ing no crystal.", rrpcv.rc.l no morphine, ""hi.--findins.
he .',;:d. vrsj ; ..hscnuently (:.: ,i,.
orated by tl:o ilicx- ry that death was
cat'ed l.y a hr:r c;n tl head.
Professor Vuu'.n .I:l;i undertook to
demonstrrite to the to.;; r, and jury the ac
curacy of his views l.y tin object lessi :i
showing that thej-j!(! let.ts crj)lied to pto
maines without morphine end" t o ptomaine
with morphine would the same color
rcactior.s. His testimony v.-ascorrohorated
by Dr. edtei-l-. .".yonag chemist from ths
universities t.i l:;.!:;i and llr.nn, v."ho testi
fied among other th:s that the tests used
by the experts f r the prosecution were not
to be depended cn f.va were r.ot now ac
cepted by thernoitndvanced German chem
ists. It is not for the lay :.i:nd to say whether
in this instanes the t xp-.rt.i for the prosecu
tion or those for the dei'euse are right. It
is evident that one ry.'.s or the other must
be wrong. The conflict nay even lead to
battlo among chemists g-nerelly. Vet on
this evidence largely a jury of i'2 average
citizens was expected tj determine tu
question of Innocence or guilt in a case of
life or death.
Moreover, the issue involves not merely
the opinion cf an expert in an individual
case, but a chemical process which probably
has been and may be followed in other
cases. It raises a vitally important Ques
tion of chemistry as well as criminal juris-
pruaence anu ts liKely to infuse fresh life
into the time honored discussion of expert
testimony in criminal trials. New York
At the Wrong Shop.
A worthv irentlpmnn. n stjiirl Kn.,olr,
who dipt! TtWQnM T ma flia tiow, r? . -
ticularly delightful tale which possibly
uiis yet got, into print, tie was sitting
in his office in Twentv-third rtrcpt. niu Hm.
when a vnrv rMnpntjililf uwminrr mmnw
came in and sat down. He turned to her
ana bowed, when she said she fcodthus and
so the matter with her. He expressed
polite regret, and she went on with a prompt
category of symptoms and ill effects, to
gether with information as to what had
been attemnterf so fur fnr Imi- tlof xin
said he was very sorry to learn of her ail
ment, ana wisneu tnat ne could doanything
to abate it.
"But can't vou?" she nskpd. with viand
"I think not." he said. "Whv rlnn't rnn
see a physician?"
She started to her feet. "Wh-r i
o, madam I The dispensary is on the
other corner. This is the National Acad
emy of Design." Harper's Weekly.
Hydrophobia Nothing but Fear.
Savs a medical nractitinnpr nf lntur t
perience: "I believe that a good many peo
ple who are supposed to die of hydrophobia
ujcuukivcb to aeaiu. x ney are oltten
bv a doff nerfert.lv hnrmlisfi1rk(T nenollr
and they brood over it and worry about it
U411 .1 ... - - .
uum mey ueveiop ail tne symptoms or hy
drophobia. I should test every case of al-
1 1 ! . .. . .
icgeu poisoning Dy rauies Dy putting the
patient under chloroform and watching
him durinir t.hA af.nnnr vhon Ka waa
a f .. Uuu . no wui-
ing out of it. IX the convulsions continued,
then the case -would be genuine, but if in
that interval the patient bad forgotten
what ailed him I should laugh him out of
it. Dog bites are the commonest of in
juries. Even a rabid dog may bite a man
without producing any ill effects." Xew
I was troubled with catarrh for
seven years previous to commencing
me use of lily's CYcam Balm: It has
done for me what, other ,-eli..,i
cures have failed to do cured me.
lhe effect of the Balm seemed mag
ical Clarence L. Huff. Biddcford,
After trying many remedies for ca
tarrh during the "past 12 years, I
tried Ely's Cream Bal m with i-rm.
plete SUCCesS. It is nvo'r nno vc..
since I stopped using it, and have
had no return of catarrh. I recom
mend it to all
- T a a ItwU
T. Palm, Reading "Pa
For the Construction of Sidewalks on
Seventeenth, Nineteenth, Twenty
third and Twenty-fourth Streets,
and of Fourth Avenue in the City
Roc k Island.
Beltordaindb the city canncil of the city of
Reck Island :
faction I. it Hhall be unlawful for anv person
?J.Pt,,SO?NO"',,eror tw of 'n t, rw-t of
lot, block, tract or pure! of land abutting or con
tiiMiou to Seventeenth, Nil eteen h and Twentv-
7u ui 'o me norm
line of ronnhavrnn. . rcupectivi ly. and aliw to
1 wenty-tbirdatreet from the outh line of Fifth
avetnc tothe aouth line of Fifth av nne weat
tbencfl Kuth jilong Twc ty-third ttre. t to a line
c'!0.m" I and parallel with tbe .outh line
JL ?ih avcni,e. nd also to Fonrlh avtnue.
K?..SaIt-!7' i rrl ,htf w"1 ' i
A.S nd fro" lh' ea8t ""e of Twenty-
third to the west hhe of Twenty-fonrih atreeii
and al-o to Twenty-fonrth street from tbn sooth
line of 1 bird to the north line of Fifth avenues,
all in the corporate limits of the said city of Hock
Island, on either aide of said streets and avenue,
their ucnt or agents or cmiloyei, to build 'ay
construct, repair or ma in In iu wooden siilewalks'
touchln . unon the line of the said lots, p.rts of
lots, blocks, tractsor prcels or land abuttine'nr
aontinou. to said stieetsand avenue.
See. 2. The sidewalks oa the streets and ave
nue mentioned in secuon 1 of this ordinance
shsll be constrnceil of stone, cement or rood
paviuc brick or ilu In the mannt-r following to
1"ii J' ?', .brick or 1110 'he said brirkortile
sb-llneUid on a bed of sand r.ot lesihaasta
inch sin thickness, tne work to b-doneundr
the suprrvisioii and subject to the approval f lhe
street commisslonrr, the nnyor aad street and
alley committee of the .iti c . inc': of said city of
8ec. 3 Any person or persons, own' r or own
ers of any of lhe lots, pans of l.its. Imim k. tracts
or patctl of liDd abutting or cuo i. nous to said
Street, iind avenue as set . forth In Pec ion 1 of
thi orlinar.ee, their i pents er employees, who
shall rona nict. repair cr msii.tai .or cause to be
coiiftrncted repured or maintnined o-aid in the
con-trnc'i n, repairing or ma warning- of a weod
en si li walk on, aloug or in f o-1 of such lots
par so- lots, bl j. ks. tracts or pare Is of land
contrary to the provisions of this ordinance, r
who Ahull violate. di;-oliey, omit, m elect o refnsc
to comply with or confo n. to any of Hie provi
ions eft his ordinance slinlt Up. n ccnvicnoo be
niiedinasnmnotlcsthaiit-ii dollars lor eaek
oflens;-, nd in a like sum 'or every day such
violatnn. omission, neiieit or lefusal rh.ill
Sec 4. All ordinaneu or partii of ordinances
pissed and in coullict with th s ordinance, or
the suhjoct mat er of this orriinun e. and every
thing t icrein contained r he eby rrpeu'ed.
Sec. 5 This ordinance shall be i:i fo- from
and after its pHSsage.
J'asse I July 3d. l.-!H.
T .1 ME J M.. .la , Mny r.
A. 1). HCaSlJiti, City t ierk.
World's Fair lttcs.
The Burlington route (C, B. & Q.
H. 1!.) will well round trip tickets
from Hock Island to Chicago and re
turn from April i;i to (Holier Si.
is;i;. inclusive, at $s; linai limit for
return November ;. is:i:i. Contin
uous going passage date of sale.
Continuous return passage ou or be
fore linal limit. Children of five
years and under 12 years of aire half
of above rates.
II. D. Mack. Div. Pass. Agt..
Koct Island. 111.
M. J. Young, Agt., Rock Island.
Fits All fits stopped free by Dr
Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. No
tits after the first dav's use. Marvel
ous cures. Treaise'and trial bot
tie free to fit cases. Send to Dr
Kline, 931 Arch street, Philadelphia
Pa For sale by all druggists: call
is and will ever be the
Remedy f cr
Gout. Influenza. Backache.
Pains in the Side. Chest and
Joints, Neuralgia, Sprains, &c.
before yon need to bny, obtain
Of FREE OF CHARCF-Ct
the valuable book: "Guide to Health, "with
endorsements ot prominent pnyuoiaiia,
17 Warren Str..
Prize Medals Awarded !
European Homes: Budolstadt, London,
Saremberg, Konstem, Leipsio,
25 & 50 Cts. a bottle, For Sole by
EC2SI YOB K0EE2ITS
J?"1 other drnrcists-
Cor. Michigan At, and Monro tL CHICAGO.
THOROUGH IHSTnUCTIOM. CHtW IOUUWO.
Elsgsnt tirsproof building ,
wnoffroso: 0, M POWEESiPria.
for Infants and Children.
THIRTY yaara obaeT-ratlon of CaatorU with the) patromago mf
mtUlona of psrsoni, permit h to ipaak ef It without gaeaaiag.
It in mqneatlonatbly the beat remedy for Infanta amd Qldrm
the world haa ever known. It in Wmlean. Ctildren lite H. H
eiT thm health. It will iaTo their livem. In it Moth era hae
omethlng which la ahaolntely mafe aad Practically perfaot mm aw
Castoria deatreyn Wormi.
Caatoria allaya FeTeriahnenn.
Caatoria preventa vomiting Sour Card.
Castoria enren Diarrhooa and Wind Colie.
Caatoria relleven Teething Tronhlen.
Caatoria enrea Constipation and Flatulency.
Caatoria nentmllnea the effects of carhonic acid gas or poinononn air.'
Caatoria doen not contain morphine, opinm. or other narcotic property.
Caatoria aaaimilatea the food, regnlatea the ntomach and towoln,
giving healthy and natnral nleep.
Caatoria la pnt np in one-aiae hottlea only. It in not aold in d-TW.
Don't allow any one to nell yon anything elae on the plea or premise
that it ia"jnt an Rood " and " will answer every purpose."
See that yon get CA-S-T-Q-R-I-A.
ia on every
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
nignatnre of OJcJ
THf: MOLItSTE WAGON.
The Moline Wagon Co.
Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRINa AND FREIGHT WAGONS
wl Ucation. Bee the MOLIsi WAGON before onrehaalng
Heating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam Fitting,
A complete lin of Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing Hose,
Fire Brick Etc. Largest nd best equipped
eetablishment west of Chicago.
1 12. 1 14 West Seventeenth st
Telephone 1148. Rock Island.
Residence TeleDbone 1169
DA Via tnjjijn Moline, 111
Everything in the line of spring vehicles, and the
largest assortment of
Harness, Laproljes, Whips, Etc.,
Mason's Carriage Works,
Eat t Fourth Street
-ELY'S CREAM BALM Cleans tke Nanall Jwli,lAt
I Pn',AII.v l'ain sad latiHmtnaUan, Bealal t&-Sl
hemrea, Ksstww TmM ana 8mell. mai ureal f CTARHA
till r i r- i l. sa
AVF1 into th AoetriU It m a l
SOc ruggiett or bj taaU. ELY BliO&,M Warren bu, K. T.
Carpenter and Builder,
OFFICE, NO: 2821 SIXTH AVENUE, '
Shop on Tire Stieet. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.