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THE AKGU8, TUESDAY. AUGUST 18, 1896.
A FAIR TRIAL
Of H. S. & M. clothing will prove
its innocence of the faults and short-comings
of ordinary clothing. It does not
fade, shrink or lose its shape it is
henest clothing and
This Lrbnl on Garment in
lifts Perfect Fit
It stands fop the best that
Money Can Bjj or Skill
Our July Clearance Sale
Offers an excellent opportunity to inveit at a
new ratio viz: 2 to i.
Men s all wool suits
Men's all wool Dants
Boys' suits, sizes 4 to 15,
Bargains In Underwear,
Shirts, etc. AH summer
BEAUTIFUL IMPORTED VASES. BRIC-A-BRAC,
AND THE MANY HANDSOME ARTICLES IN
OUR STUCK. WE CAN SUIT EVERYONE'S
II. D. TOLSOM,
BEIYER3 & ANDERSON
CONTACTORS and BUILDERS.
at! t1. at awveaav
This is the Weather
TO MAKE YOU THINK OV
Wc are closing out at cost what are still on
hand, as we do not carry over goods from one
season to another. Avail jourself of our offer.
Remember they are only the very best goods
and absolutely warranted In every respect.
Opposite Harper House.
deserves its splendid
98c, $ 1 .50 and- 2.60
Straw Hats, Negligee
goods have to go.
EASY TO SELECT FROM
LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
1703 Second Avenue.
fererai )obtlnr Aon oa Him Dttig.
and MlUfecUou ftuaraoiae.
1821 SECCXD AYE.
LEVEE IS CERTAIN.
Proceedings For the Improve
ODUKCLL ADOPTS THE OEDIHAKOE.
Look and spttlted Wrangle Over the
QuMtloo Final' j Give. Way to thm Pre
vaUlag Diapotlttoa to SbJlUn the First
Af.ua. Eye Sore.
For three hours the aldermen dis
eased the levee improvement at la9t
evening s semi-monthly session of
the citv council. There were wran
gles and long-winded arguments, but
all thee were finally given way to
the prevailing disposition to go ahead
with the improvement at once. J hen
the ordinance was adopted, the grade
ordinance having been previously
submitted and approved, and the
city attorney Instructel to proceed
to court. It is estimated that 'he
improvement will cost 135,585.
Most of the burden will be sus
tained by property benefited, so
that the city's share will be very
small indeed. No v let the Council
push the matter right ahead. When.
ever any of ths city dad feci dis
couraged over the success of the pro
ject they only have to go down and
look at the levee, lints a tonic
that is guaranteed to revive energy.
Aid. Maucker presented the orJi-
dance repealing the ordinance form
erly passed providing for the im
provement, it was passed. Aid
Maucker then submitted the grade
ordinance and explained that the
Chicago. lSurlington & Quiney and
Rock Island & Peoria companies had
agreed to remove their stub tracks
on Fi'st avenue, thereby allowing
room f ir one of the Terminal com
pany's, tracks without altering the
present descent to the river. He
also recommended that in order that
the ascent be made no steeper than
now-, the new corporation's north
ern track be slightly below the south
ern one n plan which the company
bail agreed to in the report ot Kogi
netr C. F. Loweth to the council.
Aid. Schreiner'. Opinion.
AM. Schreiner differed with others
of the council and said that there
was such a change in the grade from
the original as would involve an ad
ditional expense to the city. There
was a warm argument between Aids.
MauckT and Schreiner on this ques
tion, during which personalities
were indulged in. Aid. Maucker
sought to illustrate his point of view
by using a map of the city as a black
"You may know how to Fell baking
powder, but yon know nothing about
grades. We'll only laugh at you
when ycu get through, " said Aid.
'Fools always laugh at intelligent
people," came the port reply.
'1 hen Aid. Maucker drew out his
idea. Aid. Schreiner asked the
mayor if he could draw the matter
out on the wall according to his
idea. He was given the permission,
lie took the city attorney's caae and
standing bclore the mayor's desk be
gan ridiculing Aid. Maucker's ideas.
nally he turned to the audi
ence and continued his talk, gesticu
lating with the cane He was told
to behave himself by the mayor, who
unaiiv nan to tell the alderman that
he was getting tirgj of his grand
stand work. Aid. Schreiner re
fused to illustrate and returned to
The grade ordinance was then
unanimously adopted. Then the
passage of the ordiaance for the im
provement came up. Here another
extended argument followed between
Aids. Maucker and Schreiner, the lat
ter entering into a lengthy rehearsal
of details pertaining to the levee im
provement qnestion. He was an
swered in a Hbort and pointed man
ner, Aia. Maucker saving that he
was ashamed of any man elected to
reprefent an intell gent constituency
to arjrue so nonsensica.lv.
A motion of Aid. Schreiner to lav
the ordinance over was defeated 9 to
3 lindall. Schreiner and Winter.
The ordinance was then adopted as
read, Schrciucr ana Tindall voting
ncgauvejy. a recess ot nve min
utes was taken to rtestimate the
cist of the improvement. The com
mittee. Aids. Nelson. Maucker and
(inll, reported the estimate at $:15,-
!b. The estimate wa adopt.d and
ihe city attorney was instructed to
procteil In court for the assessment
of proKTty to raise the cost of the
I'uriDg the disccssion of how the
city should proceed with reference to
abating a nuisance on Third avenue
adjacent to the Young Men's Chris
tian Association building there was
a lively tilt between the mayor and
Alu. acbreiner. 1 he mayor
told the Second ward representative
that he had already spoken threo
times on the subject.
I beg vour pardon, but I have
only spoken once," came the answer.
'I say you have been heard three
times. I guess I can count," replied
I'.ut I say I have only spoken
Yon lave not."
It is evident you have not been
listening. You don't go snubbing
me all the time."
"I have a right to call you don
after yon have talked on a question
inree times," retorted his bouor.
"Yes. but I haven't been heard but
oner. HI have you to understand."
I'o you want to talk aain?"
Yea", when I get ready."
"Now don't pet gay."
"Not much; I'm going to bold the
floor until vou rail me oat of order."
There wu stillness for a moment.
daring which, the mayor and Aid.
sanremer cast glances.
'Would you like to be heard now?"
asked the mayor.
"i guess so." And Aid. acnreincr
told his story. i
What the Ordinance Provide For.
City Attorney Haas has the levee
papers ready to enter proceed
ings in the county court, but he said
this morning he would wait until the
mayor had an opportunity to sign
the ordinance before filing the pro
ceedings. The scope of the improve
ment provided for is from the east
line of Sixteenth street to the west
line of Twentieth, both of which
mentioned streets are already paved
to the railroad tracks, or as fr as
the intersections co, as are the two
Seventeenths. The purpose is to
pave First avenue with brick in the
intervening space to the tracks, re
quire that all tracks be graded and
extend East Seventeenth, Eigh
teenth and Nineteenth down
to the low water mark with
Cleveland sandstone and pave the in
tervening space between the streets
north of the railroad tracks with ma
cadam. This will insure a first class
lev e. Speaking of the cost th's
morning City Attorney Haas said:
I am satistied, judging from past
experience, that the estimate is high.
Take, for instance, the storm drain,
and the contract was let for 17.000
less than the estimate. I think we
will find a much greater difference
in this improvement and I do not
think the city's share will be great.
Suppose it is the highest it couid be
with a proper assessment, say flO,-
UU'J; that can be spread over seven
years and the citv will not feel it.
The first payment at that rats is pro
vided lor now, and the citv s pro
portion each year would be but a
trifle. There is a wav of doing this
work and having all interested do
their part, and it will involve a very
little for the city for a very great
improvement atd I am ready to go
anead as soon as the mayor gives
POUCE IN A WRANGLE.
A Disgraceful Eur it Morning
There was a disgraceful scene at
po'ice headquarters early Sunday
morning which threatened a serious
disruption of the entire department
Men no wear the oiue and are
entrusted with the protection of the
peop'e (liiid one another with
clinched lists and asserted their re
spective positions in language which
would make a man blush with
sname. i he oniicuitv started over
a q uestion of authority. Two officers
were having a wordy battle when a
miru maau an appearance, lie was
sailed into v the man who evident
ly had taken a few scoops
tin trany under his belt and
severely abused. The officer stood
theofTeiise for awhile, when he raised
a cuair ami started alter his supe
rior w nun anothor ollicer interfered.
Then there was a general battle.
It lioally became necessary to call
Chief Etzel's residence. The head of
the department usked to hear all
sides of the trouble. He was told
But it was a little too early for him
to come up town; so he hung the re
ceiver on tha bed post and resumed
bis journey up snooze avenue.
BAD FIRE AT HAMPTON.
William rarman'a Huuae Destroyed and
Maker's Store Damaged.
Fire at Hampton this afternoon
reduced the residence of William
1-urman to ashes and did considera
ble damage to the store of L. F.
Tha blaze was first discovered on
the roof of Mr. Furman's house, evi
dently being caused bv a defective
Hue. A bucket brigade set to work
and battled bravely with the tlames
but to uo avail. The house was com
pi telv destroyed. The Baker store
next caught. The provi-ions which
it contained were all saved and the
damage to the building id not great
William rurman and Mortimeer
Fi'eet were overcome by the heat
while fighting the ILimcs. N
f nit nary.
Mrs. Matilda Johnson, of Andalu
sia, agd 77. died yesterday.
Ta funeral of Florence E , the
little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C A
Schoessel, occurred from the home
on Seventh avenue vesterdaV after
noon. Rev. 1. W. Mcrrell, of the
First Methodist church, ollioiatin.
Interment was made at Chippian
To Cleanse tha Nyitem
Effectually yet gently, when cos
tive or bilious, or when the blood ii
impure and sluggish, to permanently
overcome caoitual constipation, to
awaken the kidneys and liver to
healthy activity, without irritating
or weakening them, to dispel head,
aches, colds or fevers, use Syrup of
Notice is bereoy given that the
nrm ou. lumser V Son, jewelers
auu upuciaus, nas Deen dissolved
aud that the business will hereafter
be conducted by J. R
assames all liabilities and collects all
accounts one tne hrm of J. Ramser &
Rock Island, 111., Aug. 14, 1896.
Bryan Marching Clnh.
Members of the Bryan Marchintr
club are reqnested to meet at their
rooms at isiz Second avenue tomor
row evening lot the purpose of adopt
ing a uniform sad attending the free
silver meeting at Harper's theatre.
a. ii. huesixg, Pres.
FINISHING UP FIVE.
Structural Work of Another
THAT BXXT TO THE DRAW
Flooring Going Rapidly Forward Fader
tha Dlroetloa of the Oovoraaaoat Traeka
oa tha Completed Section Following
rp tha Conatractloa.
The structural work of span five of
the Rock Island bridge has been
about finished by the Phoenix Bridge
company. The floors are to be put
n now and some tightening up to be
done by the contractors before going
to the" neit span, which is four.
The contractors put in the upper
deck of steel and do the painting, bat
the government pats in the lower
n jor and walks. Oa the draw span
there is a decided change in the ap
pearance of the wagon deck. The
government crew is making rapid
progress and will be ready for the
next span before it is ready for them.
The space between the car tracks is
being paved with oaken blocks on
ends in asphalt and tilled in between
with sand and asphalt. ihis style
of roadway will be much preferable
to the old style, both in durability
and character. As the bridge is
much wider than formerly, there
will be plenty of room outside the
street ear tracks for wheelmen to
ride without being in danger of fall
ing in front of a car or being knocked
rom their steel steeds bydouble-
tre-s of high truck wagons.
The Car Tr&t k.
The street car company is doing
some work on the bridge also. At
the Rock Island end and on the isl
and the tracks are being relaid. The
curve at th entrance to the bridge
from the island side is being pat
down and the company assures that
as quickly as a span is hnished the
men will be on hand to lay the street
car tracks. On the draw span the
tracks are all down and the neces
sary paraphernalia is being put in
place to equip the electric wire sys
tem on the shortest notice possible.
The stone contractors are out of the
way of the commencement of the
next span, and are making prepara
tions to raise the bridge above an
other span. They expect to lioish
their work within the next three or
four weeks at the most. -
Supt. Simmons states that by De
cember the work will be completed.
but It. is thought that the date is
rather early. At any rate next year
will see the new bridge giving ser
vice. BICYCLE THIEF AT WORK.
Architect Staadnhar Hm lll Wbel
stolen Lurt Ms lit.
The bicvele thief, who has been
considerate enough to give Rock Isl
and a rest for awhile, made his ap
pearance arain last niirht.
Architect ueorge Stauduhar is the
loser, lie lelt his wheel on the side
walk outside his office on Twentieth
street. When he came down stairs
about 7 o'clock the bike had flown
Feed tbo Nerves
Upon pure, rich blood and vou need
not fear nervous prostration. Nerves
are weak when they arc improperly
and insufficiently nourished. 1'ure
blood is their proper food, aud pure
oiood comes oy taking Hood s bursa
parilla, . which is the greatest and
oest nerve tonic, it also builds up
the whole systom.
Hood's Tills, the favorite family
cathartic, easy to take easy to oper
For the accommodation of the del
egates to the Young People' Chris.
tian union and their friends who
have decided to use ..hat route the
C , R. I. & P. railway will attach a
special coach to the fast mail train
leaving Rock Island at 7:10 a. in.
Wednesday, Aug. 19, reaching Oma
ha at 5:35 p. m. Remember that the
fare is 9 cents less by the Rock 1
and for this excursion than via other
lines; the time consumed enroute
three hours shorter and the facilities
for return journey vcrv much su
Before you BIL
Investigate and find out
what you are getting for
your money. Inferior gro
ceries are dear at any price,
and should be avoided by
all who would be healthy.
Impure food products should
be avoided by the dealer
too, but he must get fair
prices in order to sell good
OUR GOODS ARE PURE
AND PRICES RIGHT.
Give us your order and be
crrtain of getting the best.
S804 Fifth At. Phona UM.
f nvnnm m-nnini - m a aaasi siMajuTj-LnriruTn.n.rLn-i
To thoroughly advertise our new
fall corsets, just received, we will
this week. Tuesday and Wednesday.
ell a limited number of regular
fall corset at 22c each. Only one to
a customer. Remember for two
days only 22c, 22c.
Owing to the unoleasant withr
Of Saturday we will confirm for
three days more our nmbrella aala
at the same ridiculously low prices
as advertised for Saturday.
We don't like to say very much
more about our silk mitts, for fear
you will think they are chestnuts,
but the fact is we over-bought, and
if low prices and a clean, nice, well
assorted stock both in quality mid
price can induce you. we are bound
to sell you. We especially harp on
the low prices, such as are not
We have told you the half price reason before. Too many. This week
we call your attention especially to the chemise. The 25c kinds for 12c.
Several stylos of the 37Jc and 4c kinds, ruffled, hemstitched and lace trim
med, all at ISc. At 31c we put in all values up to and including the 6Hc
ones. The better kinds all at the same proportional discounts. (Second
floor, main store.)
Suits at Infants' Prices
In order to make room for winter clothing.
We have marked down the balance of Knee
4 Pant Suits regardless of the cost.
LOT 1-$198. $188, $150. $135 SUITS $1.29
LOT 2-S275, $250. $2 25. $200 SUITS $175f
LOT 3-$2 95. $2 75. $3. $2 68. $2 50 SUITS $1 99 1
LOT 4 $3 50 and $3 25 SUITS - $250
LOT 5 -$4 25, $4 00. $4 35 SUITS - $3 00 J
4 1804 Second Avenue.
The popular Russet shoe will be found at Schneider's in Oiford
'ties, walkii g boots, and the favorito Nullifier for this warm
weather in all widths and sizes, all at bargain prices.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, .... 171 SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
OCCUR TO YOU THAT PERHAPS YOU HAVE NOT
ALWAYS MADE PROFITABLE PURCHASES BECAUSE
YOU HAD NOT SEEN WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER.
OUR STOCK IS COMPLETE AND OUK
PRICES AH,E RIO-SIT.
WATCHES, CLOCKS. JEWELRY OF ALL KINDS AND
SKILLED WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
(Three in a set.) Bread, cake and
paring knives. (Same as the
Christy ) This lot Uc per set.
Men who read our ad for neckwear
Saturday and didn't come, still have
a chance, as there is a big let, too
many yon get them for balf and
At 10; instead of 25c Jap and
China silk four-in-hands; also the
fancy cotton staffs which are so fash,
ionable, at 10c, were cheap at 17c,
22c and 25c. now 10c.
At 25c, a special assortment of
men's four-in-hand and teck scarfs,
light and dark pirty colors and
shades; were 50c and 75c, now we
close 'em out at 25c for your choice.
1720, 1722, 1724, 172G. and 1728 Second Avenue.
prove what is ad-
Has Won It by
Keeping in the Swim,
And having at all limes in stock
the proper and latest styles in
shoes for every time and place.
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