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THEAKGOS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1893.
Prinirs comfort nnd improvement and
n,ls to personal enjoyment when
iit'r used. The manv. who live bet-
I r tliun others and enjoy life more, with
expenditure, ny more promptly
!utine the world's best products to
fiie nee"! of physical being, will attest
jhe value to health of the pure liquid
ixativc principles embraced in the
knietlv, r-vrupoi rigs
In excellence is due to its presenting
; the form most acceptable and pleas
it t the taste, the refreshing and truly
ncOcial properties of a perfect lax
ive : ellectually cleansing the svstem.
-lu lling colds, headaches and fevers
id nermanently curing constipation.
J: lia- given satisfaction tc millions and
tr.et with the approval of the medical
ri.ffsion, because it acts on the H id
ley. Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
tvery objectionable substance.
!yriip of Figs is for sale by all drug
y.iU in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man
Hifiicturcd by the California Fig Syrup
i'o.only, whose name is priutedon every
J icVuir'e, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
nil lxing well informed, you will not
Vcept any substitute if offered.
J S. uBIDY.
T. B. KK1DY.
Bsy. el! and manage property on commission
ntr. nirtnpV- ro'.leet rent?. a1o enrrv . lint, of flrmt
i s, fire Insurance companies. building lota for
l-le in all thedtfferent additions. Choice residence
r. TOTicr'.y tn all parts of the city.
Room 4, Mitchell & Lynde bnilding, ground
'.act. in rear of Mitchell A Lynde bank.
Wholes lie Dealer and Importer of"
Wines and Liquors
1C1C -id 1018 Third Av
(Successor to n. WEXDT.)
I Merchant -:- Tailor,
119 Eighteenth Street.
I it and Workmanship Guar-
Cleaning arid Repairing Done.
Petitions in Circulation for Elec
tric Cars on the Bridges.
BEING NIIMEBOUSLY ENDOESED.
A Movement la the Line of I'rnir... i
Which All Ire Interested All Objections
Fully and Satisfactorily Overcome and
People ienerally Seek the Abolition of
the Horse far.
Petitions were placed in circula
tion in the three cities this morning
praying th.s secretary of war. as those
in Kock Island read, "to srant to the
electric street car system of this city
tne privilege of crossing the govern
ment bridges and Fort Armstrong
avenue ehctrically in such manner
that it may be able to connect with
that of Davenport, Iowa, subject to
such conditions as to safety and oth
erwise, as your honor may direct,
and that the electric cars while on
said bridges and Fort Armstrong ave
nue be under the control and sub
ject to such restrictions as the com
mandant at Kock Island arsenal may
A Public Demand.
The nutierous and general manner
in which ihese petitions are being
signed indicate that the improve
ment sought amounts practically to
a public dt mand. It has long been ful
ly understood to be the wishes of the
masses of the people that the rapid
transit introduced three years ago
on all the lines of the three cities,
and so rei dily granted by the com
mon councils of each to the Daren
port & Rock Island Railway com
pany, be extended to what is known
as the bridge line, connecting the
cities of Roc k Island and Davenport,
and many has been the query that
has been made as to why the "horse
cars still in vogue there should not
be abolished in favor of the more
modern and more convenient system.
Had the privilege of granting the in
troduction of electric motive power
been vested in the hands of only
local authority it would have been
granted ling since, but inasmuch as
the matter rests entirely with the
departriunt at Washington, having
supervision over the Rock Island
bridges :md causeway, it becomes
necessary to make application there.
The war lepartment is willing to be
guided by whatever are the wishes
of the people composing the commu
nity to he benefited by the adoption
of the eh inge. ?
It milieus Associations Act.
Yieldiiig to the popular desire, the
Rock Isljind Citizens' Improvement
association and the Davenport Busi
ness Mei.V association some months
ago appointed committees of three
members each to take the matter in
hand am' bring it properly to the at
tention rf the authorities at Wash
ington. These committees have not
acteil hastily. They have had a
number of joint conferences, the first
move lieing to satisfy themselves up
on the i, u est ion of possible danger.
As was the case with the introduction
of electricity on the town lines, there
were some who felt there might be
some risli in putting electric cars on
the bridges. To fully meet these
possible objections,, correspondence
was had by the committee with the
municipal and other authorities in
cities sinilarly situated as Rock Isl
and and Davenport and where elec
tric and cable cans are used on the
bridges. In response to these solici
tations of expression, sworn state
ments were obtained from mayors,
superintendent of streets, chiefs of
police a id other municipal authori
ties and representative citizens of
live larg cities located as these are,
setting fjrth the extent of the elec
tric anit cable car system on bridges
and fully testifying to their safety
and non-objectionable features.
Armed v. ith this evidence, the com
mittee felt its next duty was to se
cure the sentiment of the local public,
and henee the petitions in circula
tion, which, it is gratifying to know,
are bein x s liberally signed by all
clashes ( f people.
As a natter of fact the thought of
the final exit of the horse car from
the community is received with every
expression of popular satisfaction,
and peo le are anxious as a whole to
subscril e themselves to any move
ment th it may hasten the "transfor
mation n street railway transporta
tion. I: is apparent to the most
casual observer that sellish inter
ests alone would seek to deny the
commor people the advantages to bp
"ained by the completion of the
rapid tra'nsit system, which has
proven such a boon to the people of
the three cities, and of which our
people ore justly proud.
Tlreil of Howe Can.
The local populace is tired of horse
cars and desire to see the last ves
tige abolished. Extended the right to
include the bridge line in its electric
svstem, the Davenport & Rock Isl
and Railway company gives us the
assurance ft will equip the line with
the most modern electric cars, and
judging bv the way the company has
done in the past as regards a lirst
class equipment, the public may feel
assured of the improvement that is
in store for the people of the three
cities with the consent of the gen
The board of education of Rock
Island has for sale a new issue of 5
per cent school bonds, one of the saf
est investments that is to be found at
this time. Apply to
J. 1". Robinson. Treas.
IT RAINED ALL RIGHT.
The Quewtlon Only Is Whether it Was Jfat
! ural or Artificial.
. That it rained, in the good old
fashioned plenteous way. there is no
room for doubt. That the copious
downpour came as a blessing from
aboye does not admit of question.
There is only room for discussion as
to whether it was Caused by natural
or artificial means. As far as the
Akgl's is concerned, it has no doubts
on that score. That it rained when
it got good and ready is at all events
the safest conclusion that can be ar
rived at. It is a further fact that it
was one of the most real and earnest
rain falls that we have ever had, cans-
ing almost a flood on some of the I Johnson had been somewhat embar
streets where the catch-basins emp- ( rassed for some time, and it is sup
tyinir into the sewers were inade
quate to carry off the water fast
enough, and putting all the inlets to
the drainage system of the city to a
severe test. As has been said many
streets and yards were covered by the
overflow, and pedestrians in some
parts of the city found difficulty in
getting about. The most business
like rain fall came about 8 o'clock,
and drooping vegetation lifted up its
head and smiled a welcome to the re
Was It Real or Artificial?
One could not tell by the appear
ance of the water whether it was real
or artificial, - and the result of a sci
entific microscopic examination has
not yet been received from the Akgus
laboratory. Prof. Jewell, who closed
his 5-days" operations on Muscatine
Island yesterday morning and gave
up the task, claims the rainfall as the
fruit of his labors, notwithstanding
that it rained in Rock Island several
hours before it did in Muscatine, and
that the storm iS reported to have
come from the northwest.
Last eveninjr a telephone message
irom Aliiscatine conveyea the news
that Fruitland was enjoying a down
pour of rain, and that l'rof. Jewell,
then in Muscatine, having quit work
at Fruitland in the morning, claimed
the storm for his very own. Mr.
Jewell claimed that the Des Moines
observer had predicted clear and fair
weather for the locality within a ra
dius of 50 miles of here, and that
Observer Walz, who at the request
of Assistant Manager Allen, of the
Rock Island road, had reported at 10
a. ni. on the weather conditions, had
stated that there were no storm indi
cations within i'50 miles oi this lo
cality. The local forecast of Observer
Walz made yesterday, is also pointed
to by the disciples of Jewell. It pre- i
dieted "probably fair weather, sta
tionary temperature." Lut the pre
diction of the Washington office of
the weather bureau, which no one
will be liable to claim was influenced
by l'rof. Jewell's work, was more fa
vorable to rain than it had been for
some time. It read: '-Warm, south
erly winds, followed by cooler and
westerly winds, witlr occasionally se
There shoul be no disposition, how
ever, to deprive Mr. Jewell of any of
the glory he is entitled to. He work
ed hard enough to deserve success
surely. and the public should feel very
thankful for the rain, and in any
case, very grateful to Mr. Jewell for
keeping up our spirits during the
last live days.
Morris at Monmouth.
The Monmouth Review of last
evening has the following relating to
the operations in that city of Rain
As stated in Yesterday's Review,
Rainmaker Morris arrived in the
city this morning and at once made
an endeavor to solicit the sympathy
of the merchants and business men
of the city for his project, and there
by secure sufficient inducements to
allow him to operate here. Mr. Mor
ris is a man well advanced in years
who has the appearance of one who
would fulfill his part of the contract
or at least make a strong effort to do
so were one made. He represents
the Interstate Artificial Rainmaking
company, of (ioodland. Kan., and he
states that of the 48 trials that the
company' has made since it was or
ganized, not one has proved a failure,
rain following in abundance within
the time specified.
His method is to form a storm cen
ter by sending up certain gases
which becoming disintegratetfin the
upper strata, destroy the equipoise
of the elements and produce rain.
He agrees to produce a rainfall of
one-half inch over an area of 300
square miles within live davs for the
sum of fSOO. The rainfall usually
covers three counties, so that other
counties would be benefited were a
trial made here. He has recom
mendations from the press.
Mr. Morris stated that he had all
his apparatus here ttnd would begin
at once if he could secure a contract.
This morning he visited a number of
the leading business men, but they
did not take kindly to his proposal,
and refused to do anything. The
merchants promised to do their
share, however, but Mr. Morris was
not pleased with the prospect, and
telephoned to Galesbiirjr to see if they
wanted rain. It is "possible that
someone may make an attempt to se
cure the money, ami it probably
could be if the smaller towns around
were asked to contribute, as doubt
less they would.
Whether Morris can make rain or
not may be conjectured, but this
much is certain, a good soaking rain
within the next five days would be
worth twice $800 to Warren county,
and if the attempt proved a failure it
costs no one but the purported rain
maker himself. From all appear
ances just now a shower of rain is
just as far distant as it was two weeks
ago, all prognostications of weather
bureaus to the contrary. If Rain
maker Morris seoures a contract at
Galesbnrg, Monmouth may be bene
fited by it anyway, for as Mr. Morris
says, the rain falleth alike on the un
just as well as the just.
TOOK THE BAKERY.
Elmer Johnson File and Creditors Seek to
Elmer Johnson, who has until yes
terday conducted a bakery shop on
Third avenue between Eleventh and
Twelfth streets, disappeared last
evening. The last thai was seen of
him he was paddling down the river
in a boat, aceomnanied bv his wifp.
posed he became discouraged, and,
simply dropped things and left. His
untimely departure is monrned by
quite a number of creditors, two of
whom, H. F. Cordes and H. Siemon,
seized the deserted bakery last even
ing in hopes of realizing on the pro
ceeds. They took what was in siffht
and still were losers. Mr. John
son's informal departure was uot un
expected, as reports of his having
leit town hail been in circulation for
A Merry Time.
After it became known last even
ing that Johnson really had bidden
auieu to tne community, quite a
crowd gathered about his establish
ment and put in a merry evening
watching the strife amonj creditors
to get the best of the situation.
A Complicated Case.
An Indianapolis special to the Chi
cago Herald yesterday says: "Ar
gument in the complicated case of
E. 1 Reynolds, of Rock Island,
acainst the Louisville. New Albany
& Chicago Railroad company to re
cover about $00,000 was concluded
hete today before Judge McGrego, of
the Clay count- circuit court, who
came here as a matter of convenience
to the attorneys. The plaintiff nn
dertook to construct a road, to be
known as the Fort Wavne, Terre
Haute & Southwestern, and had per-
considerabie work when it
was abandoned and work ordered
stopped. The road had existence
only on paper, but it is contended
bv the plaintiff that the work
was done for the Louisville, Xew Al
bany & Chicago, which was the real
beneficiary and ought to pay for the
same.. ..llarrv Crawford, of Chicago,
and (ieneral .Solicitor Field, of the
company, made elaborate arguments
for the company yesterday and to
day. Frank Tis'sef, of Chicago, Wal
ter Fertig and ex-Attornev General
Williamson argued for the plaintiff.
and Geonre W. Kretsinjrer closed for
the defendants. That part of the
line bitilt by the plaintiff lies !etween
Carbon, Clay county, and Banbridge,
Putnam county. The final hearing
of the case will take place at Green
castle in September.
There is an error as to the amount
involved in these proceedings, the
figures being $784. 0U0 the Aicgts is
reliably informed, instead of $09,
000 quite a difference.
Wm. Lambert, known as Rum.1
was run in last evening on complaint
of C hris Mittch for abusive language
William Bailey, better known as
"pard, was taken to the police sta
tion last evening, and today is suf
fering with an attack of the tremens.
A man, claiming to have fallen off
the exposition building in New Or
leans, and being unable to speak on
account of paralysis, has for a few
days past been begging on the
streets, and this morning was run in
by the police for vagrancy.
William Darrough borrowed a
skiff from Mrs. C. E. ' Wivill and in
some manner forgot to ret urn it, and
instead sold it, which sale made him
guilty of larceny by bailee. Magis
trate Schroeder bound him over to
the circuit court in $200 bonds this
Coming Matrimonial Kventtt.
A rumor is atloat to the effect that
a well known cornice maker is to lead
one of Rock Island's daughters to the
A popular young clothing clerk of
this city and a lady stenographer in
the lower end of town are to be mar
ried next week.
A prominent business man is to
desert the ranks of bachelorhood next
month, and an equally well known
voting ladv is to be the bride. A
home is in course of preparation for
This is the year for visiting
for renewing old acquaintances.
Probably most families will en
tertain, this summer, friends and
relatives they haven't seen for
If. therefore, you want a new
chamber set for the spare room,
a new dinner set for the table, or
new knives, forks or spoons, let
me remind you that 1 can supply
those w:ants. You'll be surprised
to find how cheaply.
G. M. Looslky
10 Second Avenue,
Kock I land.
Our buyer is now east buying
goods for cash, and we are
daily in receipt of new goods.
We have just received 200 dozen
hne summer underwear, worth
50c to 65c, in plain goods and
also handsome stripes.
The manufacturers felt the want
of cah; you can buy them
now from us at 25c.
Simon & Mosenfelder,
Rock Island House Corner.
FOR ONE WEEK ONLY -
Schneider's Shoe Store.
Childrens' Red Shoes
And Slippers GIVEN AWAY.
Every Lady making a $4 purchase, will receive
FREE, one pair of Red Shoes or Slippers, beginning
Monday, Aug. 14th and continuing until Saturday
night, Aug 19th.
Gentral Shoe Store, Cash Shoe Store,
1818 Sfco-.d Ave.
HAVE YOU SEEN IT.
G. O. H UCKSTAEDT,
1809, 1811 8econd Avenue.
C. F. DHWEND, Mansg-r. TELEPHONE'No. 1206
!39"Upholstering dn to order.
UNSHED OIL, VVHITK LEAD, ETC.
1M0 Third Avenue.
1712 Second Ave
The most unique
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It was designed es
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It is made of the
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sawed Ohio white
oak and braced
with malleable iron
braces very nicely
bronzed, this giv
ing the greatest
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