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THE AKGTJS, SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1893.
Trinj-s comfort and improvement and
tonds to personal enjoyment when
rijrhtly used. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, ly more promptly
adapt ing the world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
iti the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisf action to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug-iri-ts
in fOc and SI bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
I'o. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if ottered.
are public favorites because
they keep perfect time.
-ells watches for 1 up to
!'. Just step in and take
:. look before you buy. Will
soon remove to
1?0. MlTflDil V.
: K. ,C1DY.
T. 11. KK1DY
Brcy. cell and ir.anaL'o property on commiision,
oar. mi.npy, collect rent -, alio carry a line of fire t
ciu4? Ere Insurance companies, building lote for
aie in all the different additions. Choice residence
propcr'y in all parts of the city.
Hoom4. Mitchell & Lynde bnilding, ground
floor, in rear of Mitchell & Lynde hank.
nii. . Kotii. It. A, Donaldson.
If you contemplate buying, selling
or exchanging residence or business
property, it will positively pay you
to call on us, as we constantly have
n large list of desirable property on
'hit hooks to select from and we can
-npply your wants promptly. We
also have a number of choice lots in
all parts of the city and will under
take to build a number of houses for
our customers on terms very greatly
to their advantage.
A BARGAIN FOR SOME ONE.
We have 15 lots in College Heights
Addition, one-half block from Elec
tric Street Railway which we will
s-tdl. if taken at once, at from $300
to $150 each they will go fast so
embrace the present opportunity or
you will be too late.
LiBt Your Property with Us
and we will tvi von a borer
Office Masonic Temple Block
M & Donaldson's
The Board Holds an Extra Ses
sion Last Night.
THE HEW NO. 4 PONTEACT.
The I'resl. ent anil Clerk Authorized to
Clone It Vlth John Volk & Co. Mneh
Feeling Over the Alleged DlHrrlniination
AgxIiiHt Sievera t Anilernon The Figures
of the IMddintr Firm -I'roreediiigit or
tatMfl l'l Meeting.
The lxard of education held a
special meeting last evening with all
the members present except Dr.
Bernhardt President Sears occupy ing
Two new janitors were appointed
in the persons of Henry C. Khmkc
and Adniph Carlson at $15 per month
Director W. B. Ferguson reported
as special committee that a lease for
two years- longer had been secured
on the TI irty-eighth street building
at $J0 per month, and the action
was approved by the .board.
The lininee committee made its
annual r port, which was ordered
published in the daily papers in de
tail. In general it shows the condi
tion of school finances to be about as
they were a year ago, except that the
city has the advantage of having in
vested $21,000 in permanent school
improvei lents. The total liabilities
are shown to be $115,410. (58, of which
there are assets amounting to $21,
157.72, the difference being in out
standing bonds amounting to $73,50(1.
The cash in the hands of the treas
urer is :?,157.72; in the savings'
bank $H,000. The summary "of
orders issued is as follows:
Summary of Ordern IsmiiimI.
Teachers $ 31,870 BS
Ian! or. 4,01il .V
Ktpairs Law "A
Miscillanet us 1,087 IK
stationary unci boakx 831 IK)
High ochoo K1 71
Truant ollii cr .'iiiO 00
Kent 870 HO
Printing r,i 7r,
Insurance . 45ti ift
Furniture 1,34 8.r,
Fuel l.Siil M
Borrowed money 43,150 0(1
Interest on ovcrdiufta 4H SB
ItuiMiim N . 3 414 73
IfiiililniR Nil lfi.oui :
BuilillDK N . 7 7,342 Oti
Total 111,08s (Mi
Bills verc allowed as follows:
It.k Mnn.l fias (') $ -'3
II l Knl-om 7 75
W A (illtli le ... 20 HI
'nnrli .1 l.on. 40
Join. T NUiifk r M tc,
I'nrt P.vro l.ime A-riViti'ti 10
II X S one Co 5 10
And ew Kt '.el i on
;- Mi'lir 1 lr,
" 1" ". 'elop ioi,e . ... 3iW
Ilnvi C imp.itiv 1 lio
Hull .V Mc 'u thy 10 M
4 Mullii-urn ltfl 75
TIk? New Ituililifij; Contract.
The board instrueted the president
and see -eta ry to close? the contract
with John Volk A: Co., for the new
No. 1 building without delay, in ac
cordance with the action of the pre
vious n eeting as heretofore noted.
The coi tract price as agreed to is
ili.!t')0. an. the disclosure of the
fact that Sievers & Anderson under
bid the successful contractors bv
$770 lias occasioned considerable
comment during the past v. eek. and
the board has been severely criti
cized ft r its action, and not a few
have made the accusation that delib
erate unfairness was shown in furtb
ance of a disposition to get a slap at
a Roman Catholic.
There were live contracting linns
bidding on the building. Thev were
M. Schnell. C. J. YV. Sclirciner", Col
lins Iiro-;., John Yolk & Co., ami
Sievers & Anderson. The last two
named verc the lowest bidders, the
propositions of each being appended
John Volk & Co. .
All Bubble stone work out of An
amosa ( r Le Claire and home brick
and Bedford cut stone, l. !(().
Bubble and Anainosa or Be Claire,
and led ford cut stone and pressed
brick. Ashler, Anamosa or Colona.
Rubble all Anamosa or Le Claire.
Ashler, Anamosa or Colona and all
cut stone out of Portage and pressed
brick, f'.il. 5 IS.
Bubble all Anamosa or Le Claire;
all Ashb'r and cut stone out of Port
age, ami pressed brick, 02,15.
Slev rs & AmlerKoit.
Common brick. Colona. Anamosa
stone; Ashler and Bedford trimmings,
.Stone with pressed brick, 1S,S:S'.
Common brick and Ashler of Co
lona, or Anamosa stone, and Portage
red stoi e trimming, $17,200.
Same with .pressed brick, $-19,5M.
Common brick, Ashler and trim
mings f Bedford, $47,630.
Same pressed brick, $1'.,93).
Common brick, cut stone. Ashler
and trir tmings Portage red stone,
Same pressed brick, $51,800.
W. A kinson, C. J. Larkin, sub.
JIow It was LeT.
The contract was let on the basis
of the first specification and it will
be show n on the face of the figures
that Sit vers & Anderson are $770
lower than Volk & Co., to whom the
contract; was let. It will also be
noticed that Sievers & Anderson sub
mitted the name of the sub-contractors,
C. J. Larkin and William Atkin
son, to whom they would let the stone
and brb;k work, respectively, in the
event of receiving the contract. The
use of the first of these names
it is charged beat the lowest bidders
out of the contract. Mr. Larkin be
ing a Catholic the A. P. A. repre
sentatives in the board were deter
mined ihat he should receive no bus
iness at their hands, notwithstanding
that it cost the tax payers $770 more
than it was necessary to impose upon
them to carry out such spleen, to say
nothing of the injustice done Sievers
& Anderson by the discrimination.
It so happened, however, that Mr.
Larkin had also figured with Mr.
Volk on the stone work, but the
stipulation did not appear in Volk &
CoV. bid. It seems though that
some of the members of the board
afterward found out that Mr. Larkin
was interested in Volk & Go's bid, for
they sought to bring a pressure to
bear on the lirm to give the stone
work to ex-Mayor William McCono
chie. Whether they succeeded or not
remains to be seen.
The discrimination is equally un
just to Mr. Larkin and to Sievers &
Anderson. The former, notwith
standing that should in no way
enter into the matter, has always
been a patron of the public schools
and a friend of them in every way in
his power, and there can be no pos
sible excuse for t lie action and feel
ing toward him. Sievers & Ander
son are among our most successful
and reputable business lirms and feel
the slight greatly, and it is not im
probable may seek legal redress.
The position of the board is under
stood to be, that having reserved the
right to reject any and all bids, the
best course lay in giving the contract
to the lirm better able to carry the
work on, regardless of any delay
in making payments that the board
might be forced to meet in conse
quence of the condition of the money
market. The public feeling in the matter is
occasioned entirely by the representa
tion that Sievers & Anderson have not
been treated fairly, and is not, of
course in any sense due to the fact that
Volk & t 'o. received the contract.
MAD DOG MISCHIEF.
Five I'rrnoliH Bitten by One This Morning
From now on for several weeks
will be a bad time for dogs, and those
who own canines would do well to
look after them. Not only is the dog
killer on the track of the ehcckless
canine, but it is the season when hy
drophobia makes its appearance. To
day witnessed the first mad dog of ihe
season and he made a wonderful
record for a starter. The lirst no
ticed of the dog was shortly before fi
o'clock this morning when he
came out to the vegeta ble wagon of
Herman Spitznaus, who was on hi:
wav down t lie Twentienth street hill
Miv Siutznauf did not pay anv at
tention to tJK dog, until he discov
eredt.bat the brute was attempting
logeiinioinc wagon, ami lie then
noticed that lie was frothing at the
mouth. He whipped up his team
and got awav from the dog at Ninth
avenue, and no more was heard of
the mad canine until a little later,
when he ran down the alley between
Third and Fourth avenues to
Sehaab's store at Fourth avenue and
SiMeenth street. where Philip
Dingeldein was unloading some
vegetables. The dog j tun pet I
at Mr. Dingeldein and caught
his right hand, lacerating it fear
fully. The mad brute then ran awav
from Mr. Dingeldein. but on his wav
met and bit (ieorge Hillier and W.
Bleuer, neither of them seriously,
Maurkrr (In tlip Trail. .
Here it was that Officer Maucker
got on his trail, and out to Seventh
avenue went the dog with the officer
following. At the corner of Four
teenth street and Seventh avenue the
dog met Daniel Wilkins, of Bid!) Sev
enth avenue, at whom lie jumped.
Mr. Wilkins kicked at him but the
animal's fangs caught his leg. He
jumped back to get a stone when the
brute came at him again, this time
biting him in the right side. lie
shook him iiff. but in so doing the
dog caught Mr. Wilkins' right hand,
tearing a piece from the' little iinvr.
j Just at t his moment P. Warner, resid- J
ing at 1023 Tenth avenue came along i
ami the dog made a spring at him,
catching him in the calf of the right
leg and tearing the flesh frightfully.
The dog then made off down toward
Twelfth street, where lie was over
taken by Officer Maucker anil shot,
but not before the officer himself had
quite a little experience in keeping
out of the way. None of the bites
are considered very dangerous,
though all will require good can?.
Wr. Wilkins'' injuries were attended
to by Dr. Carter ami Mr. Warner s
by Dr. Bernhardt. It is not known
who thf; dog, which was of the bull
variety, belonged to, but is is sup
posed to have been from the country.
It created considerable excitement
in that part of the city, where everv
dog is now viewed with' suspicion.
The Social Side.
The W arner residence was the
scene of two very pretty receptions
yesterday. In the afternoon Mrs.
Warner and Miss Carrie Warner re
ceived in honor of Mrs. Warner of St.
Pa.nl, a large number of tri-city ladies,
calling between the hours of 2 and 5.
In the evening the handsome resi
dence was animated with the younger
people, a dancing party being given
in honor of Miss Lodewick and Miss
Warner, of St. Paul. About 30
couples of young' people were present
and enjoyed the evening, Mr. and
Mrs. Schillingerfurnishingthe music.
Both entertainments were delightful
in every respect.
Miss Agatha Edson entertained a
party oi friends at her pleasant home
on Eighteenth street yesterday even
ing, in honor of Mi ss Lowe, nf Con
necticut, who is visiting with friends
here. It was in the nature of a tea,
and was a very pleasant gathering.
ECHOES FROM THE RAIL.
Notes of News Abont the I.ncsl Railroad
Interests Personal Mention.
Nothing but a miracle can prevent
a serious passenger rate war in the
west, and the prospects for exceed
ingly low rates from all points in
this territory were never more prom
ising. It is no longer a question of
cheap coach excursions, but of how
low the regular rates may go. So
serious has the situation become that
a call was issued for a meeting of the
presidents and general managers of
all the lines in the Western Passen
ger association which 'was held in
Chicago'Thursday to consider means
whereby a general demoralization in
rates east of the Missouri river could
be prevented. Nothing can be done
to check the demoralization of rates
west of the Missouri river and St.
Paul. If the lines east of the Mis
souri river and St. Paul were lirmly
united, they might keep up the rates
to paying figures in their territory.
but they have commenced to tight
among themselves and difficulties
have arisen that threaten a tight in
dependent of the war between the
Ins and Outs.
Division Superintendent C. L. Ew
ing, of the Bock Island, spent ye"s
tcrdav in the citv on business,
W. A. Johnson, connected with the
Union Pacific at Denver, is in the city
making a short visit to friends.
Superintendent of Construction
McFarland, of the C, R. I. & P., was
in the city yesterday on business.
John Volk left for the west last
night to look after further railroad
depot contracts for the Rock Island
The Minneapolis express due here
over the Rock Inland at 0:15 this
morning, was four hours late on ac
count of storms.
A handsome new desk ornaments
the freight uflicc at, the Rock Island
& Peoria and it adds materially to
the appearance of the room.
Yard master Robert Williams, of
the R. I. it P., is olT on a couple of
weeks vacation, which he will spend
in Wisconsin and at the World's fair.
U. S. ;. Pincklev has charge of the
yards during his absence.
R. Keppler, formerly city agent of
the Rock Island at Portland, Ore.,
but now traveling passenger agent of
the JSiccI 1 late with Iicanqiiarters at
Kansas City, was in t-jwn yesterday
looking after his company's affairs.
The Rock Island shops at Valley
Junction have just turned out a com
plete engine, the first that has been
made entirely in that city. It is not
stated that this is to be continued,
but serves to indicate the magnitude
and importance of the plant located
Tuesday was the 13th anniversary
of the connection of (General Mana
ger St. John with the Rock Island.
He bas been successively clerk and
chief clerk of the ticket department
general ticket agent, general ticket
and passenger agent, assistant to the
general manager, assistant general
manager, since 187. general mana
Thomas II. Hartley, for a long time
past auditing clerk at the Rock Isl
and & Peoria general offices, has re
signed and will retire from active
railroad life. He is succeeded by
Alex Lidders, formerly ear account
ant. The latter is succeeded by
(ieorge Hull, his place being lilled bv
Emil Freytag, late of Reynolds.
Hugh Johnston is now chief clerk of
the auditor's office.
Roadmaster J. E. Breckcnridge, of
the Rock Island & Peoria railway,
has commenced raising two of the
company's bridges over Rock river,
which is made necessary by the con
struction of the Hennepin canal.
The bridges will be raised three feet,
which of course necessitates the re
grading of the tracks for quite a dis-j
tance on both sides of the river. A
force of about 1(10 men will be em
ployed, and the work will occupy
two months for its completion.
The new time card goes into effect
on the Rock Island tomorrow, where
by there will be one train to Chicago
in the evening, which will at least be
an advantage o.ver the old card.
Under the new arrangement, how
ever, we will lose the fast train at
11:15 a. m., in other words the Rocky
Mountain limited will go east at
about 2:35 a. m. and west at about
10 p. m. Another change will be in
the arrival of the Stuart, la., ex
press, which will arrive after tomor
row at 5:15 instead of 5:10 as at pres
ent. The change referred to by
which an evening train for Chicago
is had is the change of the 12:0C mid
night to 10:35 p. m., which will be
I have a good variety of slender
crystal vases, just the thing to help
in home decoration. Flowers lo.k
their best in 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 way.
Fruit Jars and jelly g'a.B.
. G. M. Loosley
China, Glass and Lamps.
MOM Second Avenue .
A JULY OFFERING.
A TALE OF PANTS.
This is the time for our semi-annual clearance
sale a time when our customers indulge in the
luxury of buying fine all-wool pants, at
That's the tale we want .o tell you about, and
the best part of it is, it's a true one.
Straw hats, the fine ones, lSc for boys and
children, 2c; Bon Bon French underwear at
50c, cheap zt 75c; plenty of Kellogg's 50c un
derwear at 2c; neckwear at half price and less.
Simon & Mosenlblder,
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
Meu's Pate it Letter from
Cordovn, Lac- or Co -givs
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" Oaif " ' '
Womei.'s.C ih To; P .t. Trim
W-1- and ETiodTur.i
D la t;mi. Se'
These prices will hold
s'ock is reduced;
Sehn?ider's Central Shoe Store.
Uncle Sam's Advice
KKFRIG KRATORS too are worth thinking about. You can t
afford to do without them. We arc making a BIG DRIVE on them
this week. Don't miss this chance to get one at a mall price.
Don't forget the baby these warm days. This week we make
the purchaser of each baby carriage a present of a line carriage
You can buy .anything in our line for
Cash or Credit No interest added for Credit.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809, 1811 Second Avenue.
C. F. DEWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. 1206.
Fin mattresses and uphols eiing done to ordery
LISSEET OIL, WHITE LAD, ETC.
1610 Third Avernie.
G ' 0 to 4.0
5..V! to 4.00
5.51 o 40
3 00 to 7 .40
4 0) t, ..03
3.50 tf 2 eo
se a-ni ( v. Tee 3.00 to 9. ( o
good only until our
so come early.
1818 -econd Avenue,
Hirper ElfYQSH Block.
Is always good. The old gentleman
is more than a centenarian though,
and age makes him full of Wisdom
He advises everyone in the tri-cities
to buy their furniture, carpets and
house furnishings at our store, and
that advice 'n wortli following.
.Shrewd buyers are doing so greatly
to their advantage. We are mak
ing a brilliant display of summer
furniture. In our stock you'll find
Rattan Porch Chairs at $3.25, $3.T5
and 1.50. Also a line of Bout Wood
Rockers ami Chairs. Six foot lawn
settees at $3.50.
MIXED HOUSE PAlNTb