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THE AECrTJS, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 10, 1000.
1 " Steve F. Miller, Sole Lessee and Mgr
Sunday, Feb. 11.
f n la'ieh'nr niht. The famous Bro
l.Ti?r rd toei l k I'ompunt of com
edian. acrnhts. pantnmlmists and
pretty ci I, in the greatest o( all acrj
(Hie f rce frolics.
f or eonyieinei, novelty and fun It
h,ui never been surpassed. Hee the
Kurer Trwipe of Acrobats, the Won
nrful Trl:i -eenery. tb IIn Chases,
the' .real Kac rs the Hilarious - itu
iins. the Funny Mule. Ca'ehy music.
Lively tpeeial lev handsome cof.tum :s
and other hurprUes.
Prices 2.Sc, J)o and Toe. Sale of seals at
IVcucr's Jewelry tsture Phono 4 IS
IMccaTMS Direction O Chammjiuk Kindt It Ca
Sunday Night, Feb. 11.
MlhT TIMKHKttEOK THE i KKAT St"
"Two Little Vagrants."
Immense S'-enlc prodnoMon A N'iit
Me company of an ins. No advance
Irlccs. 25e. Sf and 75c. Ream on
..ile at Fluke's. Telephone No. 'JO.
A UGUSTANA COLLEGE,
" Rock Island.
Six popular and instructive
entertainments for the unu
sual small sum of 1.
Season of 1899-1900.
f. DR. VM. H. CRAWFORD
February 15, 1900.
6 THOMAS McCLARY
March 15, 1900.
nrm Iih l In nature. Thry v ?id re-vll y to
1 a tr I'lmpl. r'ki. 1ttrr,
K- i. fin a aii-l tt "Lin li.ilf. Aotta. a box.
HEISKELL S SOAP
rl- irrt th or"i. irmk tin nkln f ft wtnnntTi
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l.iHNSTON. H0L10AAY & ;0.. Philada . Pa.
Hon. Alva Merrill
Member from the 24th
(Peoria Co.) District of
the Illinois House of Rep
resentatives. Tells the
People how He was
Northampton, III., Aug;. 12, 109.
The Dodds Medicine Co.. Buffalo, N. Y.
Gentlemen: I had been suffering: from Rheu
matic pains In my body and had tried many reme
dies with little satisfaction until 1 purchased
Dodd's Kidney Pills. The relief was something
leyond my expectation and I am now cured and
heartily endorse Dodd's Kidney Pills to any om
with deranged Kidneys or Rheums tic pains.
Dodd's Kidner Pill, cere all
Diseases of the Kidnejs.
Sold by all dealer in medi
cine. 50 cents a box or six boxes
for $2.50. Sent on receipt of
price tT The Dodds Medicine
Co., Buffalo, N.Y.
An Honest Ton of Coal
For your money Is what you want when
you buy and to get it you should buy from
a reliable and conscientious dealer. We
don't send you one thousand pounos of
dirt and dust with one thousand pounds of
coal, but two thousand pounds of good,
hi2b crae'e. ' well screened ooal. We can
male prompt delivery of hard and soft
coal, canael coal or the ocler,rated Poco
bontai smokeless coal.
E. G. Frazer.
Telephone 1133. .
In all its t-.--s there
shouM be clean. ne.-s.
EIj'h Crcata Balm
the dio:isc-d inciulirtni.
1 1 cnre i atarrh cn'l dr' rs
way a cki'1 in tlio li'H'l
Crnni Ttalm ii i.IstI Into the nostrils, spreads
over the menibrcx.c jsinl is a'wnrbe.L RoMef is ira-
I mediate and a cure foifn 3. It Is n t drying does
! not produce snecin::. I jrjje Size, 61 cents at Drug
( giatH or by mail ; Trial Si..-, ID ccn's !y n.a:l.
ELY BROTHERS, 0i V'arren Street, .'e York.
TALK OF THE TRACK. 3
H. A. Willis is switching in the Bur
Iint ion yards. x
William Dunivan is firing the nioon
ight on the "Q.1"-
Conductor I. C. Breen is back to
work at the Kock Island.
Edward McMullen. conductor on
the C, K. I. & P., is sick.
W. Johnson is firing the IJuiTing
ton's Savanna passenger.
Richard Bramble, a switchman on
the Rock Island, has resigned.
Conductor H. A. Nutting is back
on duty again on the Rock Island.
Charles Whaley. of Stuart, is work
ing in the Rock Island roundhouse.
Vcrnie Wolfe is bre-king on the
wnat end division of the Rock Island.
Conductor Guy Settle, of the Rock
Island, who has been ill, is again on
Engineer S. Sprague is back a.
work at the Keck Island after an ill
ness. Engineer John Kant's engine. No.
810. of the Rock Island, Is out of the
Conductor Ed I.iscom is in charge
of the Iowa City ice train on the Rock
Al Hibbnrd, of the Rock Inland, has
charge of the extra switch, No. 17, in
Brakeman Frank Younkin. of the
Rrck Inland, is laid up with an in
Engineer II. Longaoaugli has been
regularly assigned to engine No. 841
on the Rock Island.
Fhil Barnhart, engineer on the C,
R. I. & P., is sic-k Engineer J. A.
Clapper is running in bis place.
Harvev J. Archer has resigned his
position at the C, R- I. & P. and ac
cepted a position at the C B. & J.
J. F. (iibson. division superintend
ent of the C. M- & St. P.. was in the
city last night on his initial ollicial
Fireman W. Fitztiminons, of the
Burlington, who has been sick, is back
William Murrin, of the Burlington
switching foice, is taking a month's
Conductor H. F. Hansen, of the
Rock Island, is in Carbon ClitT, being
called there by the illness of his par
ents. A. F. Hughirs, P. Franey, M. S.
Lamb and Louis Mattison have leen
added to the extra brakeman list on
the Rock Island.
Howard Dempsey, of Barstow, is
running the night yard engine in the
Burlington yards. His assistant is
J. (i. 1-orton. formerly traiu dis
patcher for the Rock Island in Da en
port, lmt of late dispatcher for tho
Illinois Central at Champaign, has
been appointed chief dispatcher for
the btttter n:id.
The li.. R. I. N. W. has been ad
mitted into the Western Weighing a
sci.ition. Insptc.or T. J. O'Bru-n
will act for the association here in
onnection with his duties at the Bur
There were a number of peculiar
incidentsin connection with the wash
outs on the D.. R- I. & N. W. during
the past week at Duck creek and Mill
creek. The trouble at Duck cretk
was discovered just in the nick of
time. When the. work train was
slowly feeling its way across tie
bridge, the crew felt the supports sag
and it was thought the bridge was
giving way. Engineer McK.ee and his
lireman jumped. The former landed
directly, in the icy waters of Duck
truk, while the fireman reached the
bank, but slid back into the water.
Both men succeeded in tcranibling
out, and the trestle fortunately did
not give way altogether.
It may not happen till the first of
May, but it is said the Davenport,
Rock Island & Northwestern road is
going on with that through Chicago
passenger service. It is not going to
be meiely a chair car, to be added to
the Wagner sleejer that now runs
through between here and there, but
it will be a through passenger train.
The details of this arrangement have
not yet been .made. It is being
sketched cut, added to, and devel
ojed, from day to day. and will
doubtless go into effect by the time
the new coaches, recently ordered,
arrive here, which will not be prior
to the date named.
W. S. Chenowilh. of Davenport, re
lates a queer experience that he had
while rilling on the Rock Island, two-miles-and-a-half
west of DeSoto
Wednesday evening. While the train
was dashing blong at about 55 miles
an hour, the rear truck of the tender
left the track, owing to a broken
fliiige. Brakea were immediately ap
plied and the train brought to a
standstill, when it was found that one
pair of wheels were missing. They
were found in a ditch about &00 feet
b;tck. The coupling between the bag
gage and tender held, and to this fact is
owed tho safety of many lives. Had it
broken, nothingcould have prevented
the derailing and diu-hiug of the en
tire train. Had tho accident occurred
a little farther east, a like result
would have fjeen chronicled. The
broken truck was removed anu the
engineer took his train into DeSoto.
where it was met by another engine
and proceeded on its way.
Are grand, but skin eruptions rob
life of joy. Bucklen's Arnica Salve
cures them; also old running and
fever sores, ulcers, boils, telons,
eorns, warts, cuts, bruises kWurns,
scalds, chapped hands, chilblains.
Best pile euro on earth. Drives out
7ains and aches. Only l,V cents
a box. Cure guaranteed. Sold j
Hart & Ullemeycr, druggists.
Subscribe for The Argus.
o AMUSEMENTS. 8
Tiio Rrothers Rover appear at Har
per's theatre tomorrow nignt iu their
acr batic faics comedy, "Nexs Door,"
a play welldaptd tOj introduce their
company of comedians, acrobats,
pantomimists and pretty girls.
The attraction at the Rurtis opera
house Sunday night will be the suc
cessful melo-drama, "Two Little Va
grants." which was one of the b'ggast
hits of last season and will bo pre
sented in even a more elaborate man
ner than that which insured its great
success lst season. While possessing
all the heart-thrilling pthos and soul
stirring txiitement of the modern
French dracua, it is completely devoid
of morbid emotional features, too fre
quent in moit inelo-dramasof the pres
ent decade. The story begins and ends
strongly and is preeminently natural.
The realistic features of the play are
enhanced by admirable scenic effects
which arc duplicates of the European
production. The company which de
lineates the characters in tUe drama
is said to be superior to any that has
yet presented t he play on either side
of the Atlantic.
l'lctarra of Electricity.
The photography of lightning Is science's
latest achievement. These are culled -elec-troraphs."
SDd are considered of ajreat value
in .he future know. edge of electi Icily. It Is
well known that a person struck by libtninK
beam an impression resemb ii)K a tree. The
eleciropraph bas proved that this is be
cause Hs.'btnic; itsall has a tree-like shape,
which always leaves a vivid Impression wher
ever it strke. In ibis respect it is similar to
the famous medicine, liostetter's Stomach
Bitters which also leaves its impression -that
of health npon every one who uses it. This
treat specific is for all stomach ills, such as
dspep ia. constipation, biliousness, malaria,
kidney trouble, and nil ailments which arise
irom impaired diges' ion. It will not offend the
"Blessed Hour of Our Dinners,"
Said the poet, and the meal is really
enjoyable when eatcu at the dining
rooms of the Mrs. Clark company,
151-153 Wabash avenue, Chicago, or
at the restaurant for men only, on
the seventh floor of the Association
building, 153 La Salle street, which
is also run by this company. The
cuisine and service are unexcelled.
To Stop a Cold.
After exposure, or when you feel a
cold coming on, take a doe of Foley's
Honey and Tar. It never fails to stop
a cold if taken in time. Take noth
ing else. All druggists.
Accidents come with distressing
requency on the farm. Cuts, bruises,
stings, sprains. Dr. Thomas' Eclectric
Oil relieves the pain instantly. Never
safe without it. For sale by Mar
shall & Fisher, druggists.
Arnold's Bromo Ci lery cures head
aches; 10, 25 and 50 cents. Reiss'
Lives are saved by
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
for Pale People.
Mr. R. IT. Pnydr, 1310 Louisiana St.,
Lawrence, Kansas, tells liotv lie w as cured by Dr.
Williams' Ilnk Pills Tor Pale IVople. He says:
"lam now seventy years of age. About three
years apo I cxperienecJn coldness or numbness In
the feet, then creeping up my legs until It reached
my body. I grew very thin In flesh, my appetite
was very poor ami I did not rclisU my food. At
last I became so bad I wns unnbleto move about.
I consulted several I'.istiiiculf hol physicians, one
telling me that I had locomotor ataxia, another
that I had creeping paralysis. I tool; their med
icines but they did me no good and I continued to
"One day nearly a year neo, a frtend advised me
to try Dr. Williams' rink Pills for I'nlo lVople. I
Immediately commenced their use, throwing all
other medicines away. Ilefore I hud finished my
first box I found that they were benefiting me. 1
used twelve boxes in all and was perfectly cured.
Although It lsovcrslx months since I nunl mvlast
pill there has been no recurrence of the disease.
Sly appetite Is now good and my general health
Is better than It has been for many years."
To save a life when medical
science fails is a miracle. To restore
good health when hope has teen aban
doned is a miracle. To conquer disease
long supposed incurable is a miracle. All
this, and mote, is accomplished bv Dr.
Williams'' Tink Pills for Pale People. If
everybody understood ihe potent port er cj
this wonderful remedy, much needless suf
fering woidd be prevented, many lives
would be saved.
Tr. Wllllsms' rink nils for rl IVnpl .t soMbT.II
rtrufCKiHls. PreparfM only l- the lr. Williams Alcdicin.
CO., ticuanectady N.Y.
Terms of (lie Racycie Coniesi.
Each boy or girl entering the contest shall give to George Bennett
the name of any person whom they believe to be going to buy a
bicycle. Each boy or girl shall be furnished with a card on which
shall be written the name of the prospective purchaser, and same
will be registered in a book to their credit.
When the person whose name has been given purchases a wheel
of Cieorgc Bennett the boy or girl who gave the name shall receive
a watch or choice of other articles, and to the one giving in the larg
est number of names, to whom wheels were afterward sold to, up to
and including June .'50, 1000, a $35 bicycle will be given. Award
will be made July, 1. 15J00.
We Want to Get the ISamc of
Every Man, Woman
Who is going to buy a t heel this season, and wo ask tho boys and
irls of Rock Island ! help us do this. Tho Rai-ydc will do t he
To the Citizens of
The Union Electric Telephone & Telegraph Co. desires to thank you personally for your
loyal support to our efforts to give you cheaper, better and complete telephone communication
with each other through an independent telephone exchange and its toll line connections.
We also take this opportunity to especially thank the Retail Merchants' Association, the Tri
City Labor Congress, the Rock Island Club, the Supervisors of Rock Island- County and the farm
ers who supported our cause.
We are grateful for the support given us In the council
and proud to have received it. We want the pub'ic to know
a few truth;:
We want you to know that there are over 3,000 success
ful independent exchanges in the United states.
We want you to know that the Bell has been compelled
to abandon so many cities where independent exchanges have
been built that they have scarcely 2,000 exchanges in the
We want you to know that the Hell companies are fur
ishing in hundreds of cities where competitive exchanges are
built as good service as you will get after their pfant is re
modeled at prices at an average of less than $iS per
8 0 : '
year for res'dence phones and $30 per year for business
We want you to know that where independent ex
changes have been established the telephone users have in
ceased from three to five times the number of Hell
We want you to know that the controlling interest of
the independent exchanges at South Bendk Indiana, and
Toledo, Ohio two that your mayor and aldermen visited
are controlled by the Central Union Hell, and are used by
that company as subjects of Invidious'comparison, in hopes of
awakening an unfounded predjud'ee against the inde
We want you to know that if it takes a yeir to produce:
the proof, that we will enlighten the aldermen and citizens
of Rock Island, Moline and Davenport and the surrounding
vicinity of tne benefit that the merchants and citizens of
hundreds of other cities are enjoying at the present time
through an independent telephone exchange.
We want you to know that the Bell people have sev
eral agents trying to buy stock of independent exchanges all
over the country at almost any reasonable premium. After
the purchase is made they will publish' the fact at so much
"per," "Another independent succumbed to its wealthy rival,
ELECTRIC TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO.