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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, MAY (5. 189H.
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vv The many, who lire bet-
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rt" -T-i !'V more promptly
1 l t1'.- v.rl.V brst products to
!a!:!'!?s .f i.hv-t.-al Ix'ing, will attest
them-"- i, -tti, .,f the i.ure liauid
the Villi'1 . ,.,1.,..l in tVin
. ..'i.'iiiv is 1? to its presenting
. ,C f -riu ino-t acceptable and pleas
.'t , thi t t-ti t tt o refreshing and truly
kVtiril i ro:-vtios of a jH-rfeet lax-
. . ) ctii illv fleansinc the system,
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-,.!.K lieaiiacncs mm uiirs
I .. .lent V
. f.qw f . Vi'il s:i.i-i.n i.."1 fc" . ......
1 if thf medirnl
Wit 11 l- .'l'"i;-" ' , x-. i
because it acts on me ivm-
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1 Rowels without weak-
.t!!'1'!' :WM 11 'l llni': i"
,.f Fi's is for sale by all drng
u,. :;n l 1 bottles, but it is man
! lv tiie California Fig Syrup
v. i! we name is printed on every
tin- name. ?vrup 01 rigs,
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t:ik lkat ixg
Yf t rv.t., aiso carry line of llrt
:.ii'c romr-nrx. liuiVmi: lot fur
; Crrciit additions. iT.oiri: rryiilenoc
t a-tji of tho city
r -t't" & LynOc bniia'.r?. rr:;ml
' V.i'ciiili A Ijniie !ank.
" . 1 . K"i!;. i:. A. Donaldson.
Bnth P. TlnTinlflonTi'ci
llUlll (V UUMQ1UDUU 0
If you con'i inplatc huyin. selling
' t' -.! lKiiiiiii- iVMieni'f or business
I'foj.iTty.'it wiU positivt'ly pay you
' "ali en us. ;i we constantly have
a lariri' !i-t ,f desirable property on
T.r honks to select from and we can
-upplv vour wants iromptlv. We
liave a number of choice lots in
part., of the city and will under
take to build a number of houses for
nr customers on terms very greatly
to t heir advantage.
A RARCAIX FOR SOME ONE.
We have 1.- 1 fits in i!ollero Ifeiirhts
itiou, one-half block from Elec
Mrcct Railway which we will
if taken at once, at from $300
'"' l")d each they will go fast so
etui race the present opportunity or
.v't! will be too late.
List Your lJroperty with Us
niid we fed voc on vet.
Oflice Masonic Temple Block.
TILE NEW REGIME.
A Number of Appointments
Made by Mayor Medill.
TWO RESIGNATIONS ACCEPTED.
XuiMrtnt iKlrut f Slrertn ItlaiHilell Snr
romler, II U ronltirn u.l Kdwln Ward
A'nlutMl to the l'iace Two I'olU-emrn
go on Duty by tti Nw FsM-atircs Ort ps
Tonlilit'd Adjourced Meeting of the
Two of the ofiieors of the Me'ono
ehie administration tendered their
resignations to Mayor Medill this
morning. They were Jame lilais
dell. superintendent of streets, anil
Adolf Carlson, ore of the police
force. The resignations were
promtly accepted ly the mayor, who
at once administered the oath of of
liee to Kdwin Ward as superintend
ent of streets, and he assumed his
duties thereupon. This afternoon
the mayor appointed (Jeorge Cromp
ton to th" vacancy created on the
police force, and lie was at once
sworn in and will "; on dut v toniirht.
Last night William Ryan was ap
pointed a policeman by Mayor Medill
and went on duty forthwith.
The newstreet superintendent needs
no introduction, nor is it necessary to
say Mr. Medill has chosen wisely.
The mayor in naming him has mere
ly carried out so much of his course
as previously announced in connec
tion with his appointments as deter
(ieorge Crompton and William
ltyan are both excellent men for po
licemen, the former being a motor
man on the Union line and the other
for a number of years in the employ
of the Rock Island Lumber A: Manu
t'act urinir comnan v.
Tontuht's Meet inc.
Tonight the city council meets in
adjourned fcssioii to proceed with
city business. There is reason to lie.
licve thai at leat onio of the repub
lican aldermen have seen the foolish
ness of their course in opposing the
administration and neglecting their
duties in so dohiLT. and will be on
hand. Mayor M.-.'l:U has stood his
ground vell and will make no devia
tion from his course, as heretofore
annotMiCed. Relic hi"; that he was
s t he'
lemonst rat ed
mra""o of his
by his liriime?
con id ions.
The Union of this morning again
o!u;itcers its advice to the republi
can aldermen and suggests that they
submit themselves again to its inllu
ence. and continue to stay away from
their posts- of duty. The aldermen
may listen to the Union's counsel at
this stace of the game and they may
not. Their action tonight will show.
THE SILENT SUMMONS.
.Mrs. I'.en pimiii ;lilr. an l:arly Settlor,
Aiiswt-rs 'I lii'm Otlii'r l'atlis.
Mrs. Ren jatnin tiol'le died at 1:!o
last evening of paralysis, at the home
of her .laughter. Mr"-. W. Dilts. f.ol
Sixth avenue. Moline. Mrs. Coble
was tin- wife of the earliest living
settler of this county, her husband
having come to Rock Island county
with his parents in 1SJ., when he
w as 1J years old. They located for a
time about a mile east of Moline.
Mr. and Mrs. (iolde (she was Miss
Rarbara YandrtiiT.) were married on
Little Island . in Rock river. August
J-J. ;:. They once owned the
Rrooks place and los acres of land
between Rock Island and Moline.
The funeral occurs at l-3' tomor
row afternoon from the home of Mrs.
lilts. in Moline.
Mrs. Kliza J. Allam died at her
home l'ourtli avenue, at 5 o'clock
this morning of stomach trouble,
aged nearly 5:5 years. Deceased,
whose maiden name was Elizabeth
Smiley, was born in Morrow county.
Ohio. May '7. lto. and was united
in marriair' with Louis W. Allam.
April :.'.-). lil. They came west and
settled at Harrington. Kas., in 11.
comingto this city in the fall of ls;il.
Deceased leaves m children. Freder
ick, of Hutchinson. Kas.: Mrs. Emma
Squires, of Ohio; Mrs. Rertlia Rob
inson, of this citv. and Lizzie, Delia
j anil Willie w ho reside at home. She
j was a kind hearted christian, be
! loved by all who knew her. Sin- was
a member of the First M. E. church,
from which the funeral will probably
lie held next Monday morning at 1
Mrs. Frederick Kelemen died at her
home Hl'H Ninth avenue at G o'clock
this morning, aged 'JO years. The
deceased leaves with her bereaved
husband, one child. The funeral oc
curs Monday at i' p. m. from the
The Circuit Court.
Mrs. Cora Kerr was granted a de
cree of divorce from her husband,
Newton Kerr, in the circuit court
yesterday, on the grounds of extreme
and repeated cruelty.
Judge Glenn also grauted a decree
of divorce to Hannah N. Benson, of
! Moline, from her husband Andrew J.
The members of the bar met at the
f court house this morning and ar
ranged a trial list for the term.
Judge Glenn adjourned the circuit
court this morning until 10:30 Mon
Ferdinand de Le.sieps is said to have
lost his whole fortune in tho Panama
canal project. He has nothing left but
an income from Suez canal funds.
RESURRECTED A RELIC.
A Hock iMlantl Train Mieet of Twenty Year,
Ago linilroail N'oteti.
While engaged in removinga quan
tity of old stationary, records and
freight books, representing the ac
cumulation of years, from the garret
of the lioek Island depot out at Des
Moines a few days ago, the workmen
resurrected some unique and inter
esting relies of by-gone - times.
Among them was a train sheet dated
May l.'lSTl, showing that at that
distant dav, in the history of the
Hock Island train service, how en-
tombed in the mausoleum of the dead
past, save as it hangs a dim picture J
on the walls of memory with C'onduo
tors Rill Acklev. Charley Smith.
Herm Cook. Ira Peri go and Fred
Rliss. the full schedule showed only
11 trains carded between Brooklyn j
and Council RlulTs, four of which
were in the passenger service, the re
maining eight being freight. In
stead of keeping an afe urate record
of the arrival and departure of trains
as now strictly enforced, the figures
are omitted and the word '-time"'
used to indicate that the schedule
was being maintained. Engines may
have had an established rated capa
city in the good old days, but there
is nothing to suggest that they had.
nor does the sheet show whether ears
were loaded or empty. Sometimes
four cars were hauled and then again
five times that many are recorded.
Twelve and lii tons were then con
sidered lnwy loads for freight cars
and Sit ton four driver engines were
the rule. Now ;ln tons per car is
general, while 10 wheel engines
weighing oO and fin tons are common.
W. I. Allen, now assistant general
manager of -l.o:)o miles of Rock Island
lines, was then a ii"htninr lerkcr in
the employ of the company as a train
dispatcher in tin Des Moines ollice.
and possibly checked otT the old train
sheet exhumed there. Instead of 11
trains as then the Rock Island now
has 11 carded trains.
Links noil I'm
W. C. Taney, connected with the
land department ot the I moll 1 a-
citie. was in the citv yesterday on
E. A. Peltier, of the Rock Island,
has jjfono to tiroen River, where he
will look after the company's ice
hou se property t here.
Homer Alexander, oneof the oldest
passenger engineers on the Srnta Fe
system, and who has been in railroad
scr ice nearly -1" years, is in the citv
Paymaster Sill, of theC. R. I. &
P. pay car. is considered the Ward
McAllister of the Rock Island system,
because be is the leader of the lour
hundred." that being the number
that shines forth from the side of his
The new time cards on three of the
railroads cut cring the city the Rock
Island. Milwaukee and Rurlington
go into effect tomorrow. No great
changes occur except on the ljoek
Island and t he evening passenger on
the C M. iV. St. P.. which arrives
nearly three hours earlier.
Louisana On Wheels" is the sig
nilicant name applied to a car that
is attracting a large number of visi
tors daily in the R. I. i& P. yards at
the foot of Twentieth street. The
car, w hich is in charge of W. H.Cline,
of Lake Charles. La., is laden with a
nicely arranged exhibit of the
duets of that favored section,
the varieties of grains, fruits
vegetables are shown, besides
ducts of almost every kind.
bage and lettuce planted there only a
few weeks ago are now ready for use.
Young orange trees, rice plant, su
gar cane, and in fact every speci
men of vegetation peculiar to that
climate is on exhibition. It is well
worth a visit to see.
A Musical Treat.
The Rock Island and Moline Ama
teur Musical club will give a concert
at Harper s theatre r riday evening.
Mav 12. under the following distin
guished patronage: Mcsdames Cor
nelius Lynde. Morris Rosonlield.
Henrv Curtis. T. J. Robinson. S. S.
Guyer, Phil Mitchell. Charles H.
Deere. M. Y. Cad v. Arthur Stephens,
Frank W. Gould. Marcus W. Lyon,
lames M. Ruford. M. II. Wad sw o"rt h.
Jonas Rear, M. Levy, II. S. Warner.
The Amateur Musical club is rap
idly obtaining prestige as one of the
leading clubs of its kind in the coun
try, anil the music-ale it lias
decided upon giving will be
the most notable society event of the
season in the three cities. The club,
as is well known, is composed of a
number of the leading musicians of
Rock Island and Moline. and their
work during the past year has been
of an unusually high order and most
thorough. The club is to be a per
manent factor in local musical cir
cles, and has decided to own a pianw.
In order to increase the fund already
cm hand for this purpose, the concert
his been decided upon.
The appointments for themusicale
embrace the programme by the club,
assisted by the orchestra, and the
ushers will be ladies, who will ap
pear in full evening costume and
wearing the colors of the club.
Tickets sold at the price of 50 cents.
Seats may be reserved at the Harper
house pharmacy Wednesday morn
ing. The honorary members of the
club can exchange their season tick
ets free of charge for concert tickets,
bv applying to any active club mem
ber. Notice to Water Consumers.
Water will be shut oft on Second
avenue between Twelfth and Six
teenth streets after 8 a. m. May 7th,
to make connection to w ater main.
J. A. Mckkix.
LETTER CARRIER LABOR.
A Circular From I'oHtmastrr Ceneral ISls
sell Kxpiaining the Law.
Nearly five years after its passage,
the law, for the enactment of which
letter carriers labored for years, is
now uniformly enforced throughout
the service. The postmaster-general
has issued an order that is not sus
ceptible of misconstruction and em
phatically demands a complete obe
dience. Rut little latitude is allowed
to postmasters. In the plainest pos
sible language their duties in the
premises are delined. 'To do what
some other, postmaster did'1 will no
longer be tolerated if a violation of
law is involved.
The effect of this law and its en
forcement is that no carrier shall be
required to work any one day more
than eight hours, even if tne day
previous he has worked only live or
six hours. Jn case they work over
time the postmaster is liable for the
extra pay due. Ihe order reads as
follows, and is directed to postmas
ters: 1 he Iostiiia,ter-(,4'!ieral Circular.
Sir In relation to the subject of
overtime services and claims of let
ter earrb-rs. under the act approved
Mav lM. isss, von are advised that
the judgment of the court of claims,
rendered March 7, FS'.ti, construing
certain phases of that law, has been
aftirmed by the supreme court of tfie
United States, from which it appears
that "the carrier is entitled to eight
hours' work, and to his pay if work
is not furnished him. For any ex
cess on any day he is entitled to ex
tra pay. The only offset that can be
maintained is when he is absent from
duty without leave. The depart
ment is at liberty to keep a carrier
employed eight hours every day. but
not to give him a delicit of work one
day and an excess another."
It appears further that for any
overt ime act uallv made by a letter
carrier on any day in the perform
ance of any kind of duty in connec
tion w ith the postal service, to which
lie may tie assigned liv the postmas
ter, he is entitled to additional pay
Under this decision a full day's pay
is allowed for not exceeding eight
hours scr ice m one dav. lhis ser
vice may or may not be in consecu
tive hours. It is not to be construed,
however, as deciding that overtime
may be allowed in any ca-o unless
for an excess of eight hours" actual
service i n one day.
1 ost mast ers will pa v no ciai ms tor
overtime scr ices until they shall
haw been submitted to and approved
by I his department .
The accumulation of vast
edness for overtime services
face of liberal allowances for
livery service, is an evil which must
Section oil of the postal laws and
regulations (issued under date of
February 'J. F"H:.) prescribes the du
ties of let ter carriers, and no devia
tion whatever from this rule will be
allowed at any ollice wliere any letter
carriers make over time.
Must ilo Their Duty.
Moreover any letter carrier found
loitering or unnecessarily consuming
time tin his route, or absent from
duty without permission, in the ab
sence of jiistitiable excuse, will be at
once recommended for removal
(postmasters cannot appoint, re
move, reinstate or promote letter
carriers) and at every free delivery
postoflicc where any carrier is work
ing over eight hours a day, and the
department upon application refuses
the allowance of additional carriers,
tho postmaster will at once rearrange
his free delivery service so as to
bring his carriers' time within the
eight hour limit, either by curtail
ing the exterior boundaries of his
free delivery districts or by reducing
the frequency of his deliveries or col
lections, as in his judgement may
seem best for the interest of the ser
vice. Any postmaster who permits over
time to be made by any letter carrier
in the performance of work prohibit
ed by the postal law s and regulations
or in violation of this order, after
May 1, !!);?. w ill be liable to removal
for cause. Very respectfully.
W. S. BissELl..
The stage of water at Rock Island
bridge at noon today was 1 1 :.S0 and
the temperature was it't.
The C. W. Cowles came down with
Id strings of logs. The Pilot, J. K,
Graves and Verne Swain curat' dow n,
and the Verne Swain, Pilot and J. K.
(raves passed up.
Souvenir Tea Cups.
I have received a large assort
ment of Haviland China cups
and saucers, tastefully decorated,
useful at any time, and particu
larly desirable as single gifts be
cause each one, across the out
side, is lettered in a pretty gold
scrip, "Souvenir, Rock Island."
Price COc each.
Being of the very best China,
an ornament in themselves, I ex
pect a rapid sale.
G. M. Loosley.
China, Glass and Lamps.
W09 Second Aveuae.
Our lew S toft
IS NOW READY
For inspection, including our lasl
weeks purchase, and. we are
in a position to offer some
For a beginner we offer a line of Alen's and
' Young Alen's suits in splendid cassimeres,
the newest patterns, elegantly made, at
$7.50 a suit; no store in this vicinity can nor
will sell these suits for less than $10.00.
Another line of Men's and Younp Men's fine
dress suits at $10.00 which no competitor
will sell for less tnan $15.00.
vVe never misrepresent. Call and examine
these bargains and then see whether we
promised too much.
Simon & losenfelder,
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
Meii's Patent Leather from
Cordovan, Lace cr Congress
Calf ' -
Women's Cloth Top Pa.. Trim
Welt and (land Turn
" DongoIaCom. Sense and Ok. Toe b' 00 to 2.00
These prices will hold good only until our
stock is reduced; so come early.
Schneider's Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue,
Harper IlouEe Block.
fallen a good deal and you will fall into a grievous mis
take if you don't take advantage of the opportunity.
Our stock is as universal and as new as the year and
includes everything from an Ingrain to a Velvet.
ZVow is the time tt get a Xew Carpet.
We liave'it You need it.
are offering BHUSSKLS at (in cents a yard.
VELVETS at a yard.
l li 1, At
STRAW MATTING at 22 cents a yard.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809, 1811 SecondJAvenna.
C. F. DEWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE 'No. 1206.
Opn Evenings till 8 p. m.
DEALER I ' -
00 tc $3.50
C 00 to 4 CO
r no to 4 oo
T 50io 4 CO
3.00 to 2.40
4.00 to 3 00
3.50 to 2 00
Carpets are both hand
some and cheerful. This
is the month to be both,
with emphasis, if you take
a look ar our stock and
make a purchase of just
what you wan: at bottom
prices. Our prices have
jn s at a. cenls a vard.
MIXED HOUSE PAlNTb
WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Avenue.