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THE JLRGrTJS. THURSDAY. PEBRUARX 14. 1001.
p Professional Cards.
McCASKRIN & McCASKBIN,
Attorneys at Law. '
Rock Island and Milan. Bock Island office
dim Kreil A UlU I lore, nuito uuiuo o
m. c msNILLT. B. D. COMttlT.
CONNELLY & CONNELLY,
Attorney! at Law.
Money loaned. Office over
f tore, corner of Second avenue and Seven
JACKSON & HUEST,
' - Attorneys at Law.
Office In Rock Island National Bank Building.
a. L. LUDOLPH. ROBSBT. B. BETHOU
LUDOLPH & REYNOLDS,
A ttorneys at Law.
Mmin tn loan. General legal business. No
tary nubile. 1705 Second avenue, Buford
block. - - '
B. D. mUIT. O. U W4X-S1B
SWEENEY & WALKER,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law.
Office in Bengston.block.
C J. SEA B LB, C . MABSHAU.
SEA RLE & MARSHALL,
Mm to loan on rood real estate security.
Mitchell & Lvr block. Bock Island, Illinois
McENIRY & McENIRY,
Attorneys at Law.
Tvn money on rood seeurttv: make collec
tions. Reference. Mitchell Lynde, bankers.
Office, Mitcnell Lynae ouiiaing,
JOHN K. SCOTT,
City attorney or Rock Island.
Mitchell &Lynde building.
DR. CORA EMERY REED.
Special attention to diseases of women and
children, also diseases of ete, ear, nose and
throat. Office hours 0:30 to 13 a. m., 1 to 4 p
m. nsi bixteentn street, kock isiana.
J, B BDBS.HABT, M. D.
MBS. HADA M. BURKHART, K. D.
DRS. BURKHART & BURKHART,
Office Tremann block. Office hours 8 to 18 a.
m.. I to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. Phone No. 4092, Rock
Island. 111. Night calls answered from office.
N. M. MOORE. M. D.
- . Hours I0:x to 11:00 a. m., 2:00 to 4:00 and after
; p. m.
DR. S. II. MILLER,
Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist.
AU diseases of horses and cattle treated on
approved principle. Surgical operations per
formed In a scientific manner. Dogs treated.
AU calls promptly attended to. Residence,
1110 Fourth avenue. Telephone 4063. Office
ana infirmary, jrrlcic & fa.autz s livery barn.
DR. M. A. HOLLINGSWORTH,
Office, Harper House
calls phone 4341.
DR. H. G. TRENT,
8 to 12; 1 to 5. V. M. C. A
DR. C. W. GRAFTON.
Rooms over the Boston Shoe Store. '
Office hours from 8 to 13 a. m. and 1 to 6 p. ml
J. T. TAYLOR,
Office hours S:80 to IS a. m., 1:S0 to 5:00 p. m
Elcbteentb street. Opposite Union office
DRACK & KERNS,
Architects and Superintendents.
HENRY GAETJE, Prop.
Cut Flowers and Designs of ail Kinds.
City store, 1807 Second ayenue.
Nothing but a loc
al remedy or change
of climate will cure
The Specific is
im CBEAI Bill
It Is quickly ab- I
SonSl768 re" COLD H EAD
Opens and cleanses the Nasal Fassages
Allays inflammation, heals and protects the
membrane, restores the senses of taste and
snelL No cocaine, no mercury, no Injur
ious drug. Begular size 50c; family size
1 mt tffmicrtyiar a, hv mail.
ELY BROTHERS, 58 Warren St. New York
An Excellent Combination,
The pleasant method and beneficial
effects of the well known remedy,
Stbcp of Figs, manufactured by the
Califokhia Fio Stbup Co., illustrate
the value of obtaining-the liquid laxa
tive principles of plants known to be
medicinally laxative and presenting
them in the form most refreshing to the
taste and acceptable to the system. It
isine one perlect strengthening laxa-
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
gently yet promptly and enabling one
to overcome' habitual constipation per
manently. Its perfect freedom from
every objectionable qnality and sub
stance, and its actinp on tbe kidneys.
liver and bowels, without weakening
or irritating them, make it the ideal
' In the process of manufacturing fiers
are used, as they are pleasant to the
taste, but the medicinal qualities of the
remedy are obtained from senna and
other aromatic plants, by a method
known to the California Fig Strup
Co. only. In order to cet its beneficial
ittects and to avoid imitations, please
remember the full name of tbe Company
printed on tne tront 01 every package.
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
BAH F KAN CISCO. CAL.
uomsviiLE. kt. snsw toss, k. t.
for sale by all Druggists. Price 60c. per bottle.
An Innovation In Travel.
Much to the discomfort of South-
ern tourists there has never been
through sleeping cars or through
coaches ran from Chicago or any
other point north of the Ohio
river to Florida without change.
Commencing Jan. 14, 1901. how
ever, the SOUTHERN RAILWAY
and connecting lines will olace in
service a SOLID VESTIBULED
TRAIN consisting of composite
baggage car, l'ullman sleeping
cars, Dining car, and Observation
car, running through from Chi
cago to St. Angustine, Fla., with
out change, via Cincinnati, Chat
tanooga, Atlanta, Macon, Jesup
and Jacksonville on the following
schedule, daily except Sunday:
Leave Chicago, 12:00 noon.
Leave Cincinnati, 8:10 p. m.
Arrive Jacksonville, 7450 p. m.
Arrive St. Augustine. 8:30 p. m.
This train between Chicago and Ciccin- -na
i will run on alternate days over tbe
Monon and C. II. & u , Pennsylvania
and Big Four, leavina Chicago Mondays
and Thursdays via the Morion. Tuesdays
and Fridays via the Penrsylvaoia, ar.d
Wednesdays and Saturdays via tbe
Big Four. South of Cincinnati the
route will be over the beautiful Queen
& Crescent to Jackaontiile. and Florila
East Coast to St. Augustine.
' Parties living outside of Chicapo can make I the "immediate rear of the luggage la
sleepin car reservations as far in advance as I " ' "B
desired by addressing ticket atrent or any ol I
the lines mentioned above or tieorge R Allen, I
, A fl V A V: stilt riafevn vo.ilwa.tr Kti I VMiia Urt I
or j! C. Beam, Jr., N. W. P. A.. Southe.n I
railway. !iS Dearborn street. Chicago. Ilia. I
4 COLO DAY
Calls for lots of artificial beat to keep the
fires of life a-burnlng. Whether for beat
In jr or cooking purposes, the bard and soft
coal we supply is j ast as good as can be
bad anywhere, at any price. Moreover,
here you are sure of full weight of coal.
scant weight of ashes, and next to no
w eight or slate or slag. We d like to have
E. G. FRAZER.
Telephone 19S. .
Oftwed building atone, I
AshUr and Trimming!
For cheapness, durability and
eauty excelled by none. This
atone does not wash or color the
wall with alkali, etc. Flans sent
as for estimates will receive
careful attention and be returned
promptly a oar expense.
Quarries 13 miles from Rock
Island on the C. B. & Q. R.. R.
Trains Nos. 5 and 10 will stop
and let visit ois ol and on.
Bridge stone, corn crib
blocks and foundation
stone, any size desired.
Samples of Stone and Photos of
buildings can be seen at Room
No. 12, Mitchell & Lynde's build
ARTHUR BURRALL, Manager
EoC Island or Colon, HI.
A LONDON CKLMINAL.
THE FOG THIEF AND HOW HE PLIES
HIS PECULIAR TRADE.
I We Osni1ci Boldlr Both In the City
and on the Thames Carries OS HIa
Plunder From Van ' and, : Cabs
Shroaded In the Dense Gloom.
Thousands of thieves long for fog
with a great longing. Incredible as It
may seem, property worth tens of thou
sands of pounds is every year stolen
from vans and lorries alone in London
streets. Quite nine-tenths of this prop;
erty disappears during fogs.
The leaders of tbe fog thief gangs
usually have some little capital to
start with. One of them affects to be
la cartage contractor on a small scale.
He takes very quiet premises that have
la nign boarding round and mat are
not overlooked. If he has plenty of
llara 811 tbe better. ,11. has at
'east, one smart trap and norse ana
two and sometimes three rogues to go
It Is during the late foggy afternoons
and early evenings of winter that the
hauls are made.. Streets with ware
houses and not shops that are lighted
brilliantly and early on each side and
that are often congested with traffic
are mostly chosen. . The small and
smart though dingy and Inconspicuous
looking trap plunges into the thick of
the traffic. It soon, in the gloom and
murk, places itself immediately behind
a van or lorry piled witn packages of
The men in the quick trap are all on
the alert. One of them, a man chosen
for his immense physical strength, goes
to the bead of the pony on some pre
text. He soon has a package down
from the van in front. He is provided
with sharp cutting Instruments, and he
has a powerful piece of strap with a
book at one end. If there is a boy sit
ting behind the van, the .men .in the
trap contrive to get him down by di
verting his attention. Even with a
view to distracting. the possible atten
tion of carters, the thieves generally
get up an altercation, or "barney,"
among themselves or with others. They
are men of colossal impudence and
powers of abuse, and all attention be
comes riveted upon them. In one case
not far from Farringdon street last De
cember they carried off one parcel of
furs worth 700, the van boy being
temporarily blinded, as alleged, by a
lad with the thieves blowing some
snuff Into his face from a pea shooter
and then disappearing.
One of the most notorious of these
fog thieves was a lithe young fellow
who crept along the back of a pony to
Its bead, American jockey fashion, and
hooked what he could from out of the
van in front
The great hauls of these men are
when they follow cabs and private car
riages from a railway station. In such
cases they generally use two traps and
horses. A cab is marked that has ap
parently valuable luggage on the top.
This is followed till some dark street
Is reached where the way Is narrow or
congested; then the driver of one of
the traps, that has a very swift pony
harnessed to it, deliberately drives
across thehead of the cab or carriage
Of course there is an angry alterca
tion, and while this is going on the
thieves on the other trap have got Into
ueu veun-ie. uiie ui mc iuic-a sra
along his horse's back and lifts the lug-
one of the hauls effected last winter
in this way was worth S,000 and was
the property of Mr. de Silva, an Argen
tina millionaire. The robbery took place
not far from St Fancras' church Just
before the shops were lighted up
. As the summer sun brings forth
myriads of living creatures, so does a
Thames fog bring out upon the dark
and apparently deserted river a vast
horde of thloves. At least a dozen of
the wharf and lighter owners complain
of losing from their respective wharves
as much as from one to six hundred
pounds' worth of coal alone every year.
The reader can learn at any river
side house frequented by tugboat men
that there are scores, literally scores, of
tugs on the river that have never
bought a pennyworth of coal for great
numbers of years. The Thames police
would tell that same reader that men
have retired on competences who have
been reported to have made their whole
fortune out of coal stolen with Im
punity on the river.
The police are helpless over the vast
expanse of river and in tbe labyrinth
ine backwashes. . If they raid one of
the pirate boats in tbe gloom and dark
ness, the spoil is turned out to tbe
bottom of the rver in a trice. If this
sort of thing can be done to such an
extent with a commodity like coal, it
may be.lmagined'what befalls other
valuable property on wharves or In
The fraudulent picker up of the
river blesses the fog. The picker up
Is - a man who notices that certain
barges with valuable cargoes are moor
ed in such a way that. If they broke
loose, they would entail vast expense.
Tbe picker up sees that these barges
do break loose. That part of his work
be does in dead secret. And then, mak
ing plenty of noise about it at this
stage, be rescues from danger tbe
very barges that be has set adrift and
sends in a heavy salvage claim. Lon
Aelda Tbat Are Death to Cholera.
The acid of lemons and oranges Is
fatal to the cholera bacillus. Even If
placed upon the rinds of tbe fruit the
germs will not survive longer than a
day. Ladies' Home Journal,
In the Georgian Janguage, spoken In
the mountains between the Caspian
and Black seas, dada means .mother
and man a father. " - - -
BOERS IN TRADE,
They Know How to Cause 4h Ear
Ilsh Trouble In That Line Too.
The South African Dutch are sup
posed to be "conquered," says the New
York World, yet there are a few points
In which the vanquished Boers have
not yielded. "Joint stock stores" con
stitute the chief ofthese. The Dutch
joint stock stores are to. mean the ruin
of the English traders in South Africa,
And the English traders know it.
Six months ago the Dutch established
one such co-operative concern In every
available country town. The equip
ment for trade was generous enough to
include almost everything that could
come within the ordinary demand. Tbe
prices were reasonable, , and every
burgher had a modest share in the
The advantages of this were plain
enough. Every Dutchman grasped at
them. And the death blow to foreign
traders was struck. Tet Sir Alfred
Milhcr, sending home a dispatch at this
time, ridiculed the movement and de
clared that the Dutch by challenging
British commercial enterprise were in
juring themselves. Such statements
misled no one. At the end of August
thjere was held a meeting of the vigi
lance conmittee, whereat the new men
ace to trade was discussed. Many of
the Cape delegates confessed them
selves in "absolute despair." "In Cape
Colony," they told each other, "to be an
Englishman means ruin." As a matter
of fact there was nothing that the
British could do.
The situation now is that many Brit
ish traders in the midland towns are
already being rapidly ruined by the
course of separate trading now pursued
by the Dutch. The British wholesale
dealers in the coast towns will meet
the same fate unless they can under
sell their German competitors, to whom
otherwise the Dutch custom will go in
preference, as it has already begun to
do. The Germans are quite alive to the
opportunity, tbe bulk of the German
population of the colony being pro
Boer. Many German citizens who for
merly adhered to the progressive party
so called have now gone over to the
The British in South Africa are not
farmers, but traders.
WASTE. OF INVENTION.
Ktn Dlicoverlea Send Costly Machin
ery to the Scrap Heap.
It seems almost as though it were the
other day that the scientific journals
and the professional engineers were
speaking with enthusiasm of the won
derful forge hammer set up at a vast
expense by the Bethlehem Steel corpo
ration, writes Holland in the Fhiladel
phia Press. It could strike with a force
of 100 Titans or with the softness of
velvet.- Yet withina year or two after
this superb machine was set up it was
cheerfully thrown to the scrap heap
because it had been discovered that the
new hydra nlif process would do tho
same work cheaper and lu every re
So, too, Mr. Carnegie, after expending
hundreds of thousands of dollars in es
tablishing vast furnace plants, in the
course of a year or two pitched the en
tire machinery to the scrap heap be
cause there were better processes new
ly discovered furnishing a greater prod
uct at less cost.
It is undoubtedly the general knowl
edge, some of it detailed and some of
it Intuitive, that every one of our great
or industrial corporations that are well
managed are leaning trustfully upon
invention, and science and have the
courage to accept the latest contribu
tions these agencies can furnish, even
though that involves the sending to the
scrap heap of many thousand dollars'
worth of property. It Is this knowl
edge that in great measure explains
the faith that we are to maintain and
increaso our industrial and commercial
supremacy and that unquestionably ac
counts for that mysterious hopefulness
which is reflected In the persistence
with which prices for securities of all
kinds continue to advance.
They Are to Be I'aed by the London
To carry one's own telephone about
in the pocket sounds a tall order, says
the London Star. Commander Wells,
chief of the metropolitan fire brigade,
however, has devised a simple Instru
ment which will shortly be in use
among firemen whereby they will-be
able to communicate with tbe fire sta
tions through the existing fire alarm
The Instrument is simplicity Itself.
In the alarm posts as they now stand
there Is a handle which the caller pulls
to ring up the station. Commander
Wells will make this handle Into a
transmitter. All the fireman will have
to do is to open the ace of the stand.
give the transmitter a pull, insert the
plug attached to his pocket instrument
Into a hole for the purpose and "Hello!
Are you there?"
"It would of course be as convenient
to have a receiver affixed permanently
to the alarm," Commander Wells said,
'but tbe man In the street Is not an
expert telephonist. The advantages of
being able to communicate Instructions
to the station from the scene of a fire
are really great, and. as you see, the
little Instrument will not burden the
It Is proposed to endeavor to supp'y
the "pocket telephone" to the police
for use in cases of fire.
' Makes Sweet Potato Floor.
Vlneland, N. J., has a novel industry.l
a sweet potato flour mllL says the Phil
adelphia Press. H. S. Morris Is mana
ger of the concern, and it is said to be
the first mill in the country engaged in,
making flour for bread out of sweet po-'
tatoes. v . - '
The following firms are recommended to readers of The Ar
gus as prepared to serve patrons to the best possible
advantage, and worthy of business confidence:
H. S. BACHHAH
In town to
1606 Second avenue.
Rock Island. ILL
O as tines
Suits made to
Ask your Gro
cer for it and get
a Cook Book free.
Cleaning and re-
S airing promptly
one at owes!
Hull & Co.
. Room II,
Mitchell a Lynda
Manufacturers of -
Second ave. and
AOADEMY OF THE
conducted by tbe
sisters of the visi
tation, 2939 Fifth
avenue. Rock Is
land. The Acad
the new academy
will be opened
Monday. Sept. 18.
MU8IO. ART, EL
and the languages.
PAINT ON INDIAN TACES.
Xearly All of It Means Something; to
The fact of the matter is that every
paint mark on an Indian's face Is a
sign with a definite meaning which
other Indians may read. When an In
dian puts on his full war paint, he
di?ks himself not onry with his own
Individual honors and distinctions won
by his own bravery, but also with the
special honors of his family or tribe.
He may possess one mark of distinc
tion only or many. In fact, be may be
so well off in this respect that, like
some English noblemen, he is able to
don a new distinction for every occa
sion. Sometimes he will wear all his
honors at one time.
Among the Indian tribes is one desig
nated by the symbol of the dogfish,
painted in red on the face. The vari
ous parts of the fish are scattered
heterogeneously on the surface of the
face; the peculiarly long snout is paint
ed on the forehead, the gills are repre
sented by two curved lines below the
eyes, while the tail Is shown as cut in
two and hanging from either nostril.
When only one or two parts of an anl
mal are painted on a man's face, it is
an Indication of inferiority; when the
whole animal appears, even though in
many oddly assorted parts, the sign
is one of great value and indicates a
Very peculiar are some of the honor
able symbols painted on the Indians'
faces. There are fish, flesh and fowl
of all kinds dog salmon, devilfish,
starfish, woodpeckers, eagles, ravens.
wolves, bears, sea lions and sea mon
sters, mosquitoes, frogs, mountain
goats end all manner of foot, claw or
beak marks each with a special mean
ing of its own. Pearson's Magazine.
.- Stood Death Off.
E. B. Mundav. a lawver of Henri
etta, Texas, once fooled a grave-dig
ger. He says: "My brother was
very low with malarial fever and
jaundice. I persuaded him to try
Electric Bitters, and he was soon
much better, but continued their use
until he was wholly cured. I am
sure electric Bitters saved his life.'"
This remedy expels malaria, kills dis
ease germs and purifies the blood;
aids . digestion, regulates liver, kid
neys and bowels, cures constipation,
dyspepsia, nervous diseases, kidney
troubles, female complaints; gives
perfect health. Only 50 cents at
Hartz & Ullemejer's drug store.
Recent experiments show that all
classes of foods may be completely di
gested by a preparation called Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure, which absolutely di
gests what you eat. . As it is the only
combination of all tbe natural digest-
ants ever devised, the demand for it
aa become eaormous. B. 11. Bieber
and Hartz & Ullemeyer.
24th St. and
3rd Ave. Rock
AND A IX KINDS
- OF METAL.
Hides, wool A Tal
low. Highest price
paid whether In
small or large
or car load lots.
ave. 'Phone 4092,
Rook Island, UL
Second - Street,
IF POISONOUS DRUGS HAVE FAILED
TO CURE TOU, TRT NATURE'S
PROF. W. A. JACOBS, the great
Magnetic Healer will cure you
of any disease in a short time with
out the use of drugs.
Office: Flat No.
Office hours 10 to 12 a. m., Z. to S p. m.,
and 8:80 to 8 p. m.
at moderate pri
L. A. Book
2100 Fifth are.
kv -1 muRiiii .
Kidney Troubles, Nervous Prostration, St. Vitus' Dance,
Nervous" Weakness, Premature Old Age, Melancholy,
Paralysis, Loss of Memory, Female Complaints, Neural
gia, General Debility, Scrofula, Boils, Pimples, Blood
Diseases, Chronic, Cough and Wasting Diseases.
It restores the deranged vital forces to their normal
vigor arid 'strength, builds up the weakened nervous
system like no other known remedy.
Invaluable for men
who are conscious
of declining vitality.
Sold by druggists generally. If not found at yours
it will be sent prepaid dn receipt of $1.00 per bottle
or six bottles for $5.00. Address -
DR. I. A. D ETC HON,
SPECIALIST ON RHEUMATISM AND NERVOUS DISEASES,
Crawfordsville, Indiana. '
Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue. Rock Island, and Gus
Schlegel & Son, 220 West Second street, Davenport.
eauty is Uppermost.
Is the work of the Rock Island Steam
Laundry. By modern methods and care
ful and skilled help their laundry work
Is the best that Is turned out In this vlcln
Ity. Their services Is prompt and patrons
are treated with courtesy.
ROCK ISLAND STEAM LAUNDRY.
BAUEBSFELD & SEXTON. 1814 Third Avenue. Telephone 1293.
' The next session
7th. ISM. Philo
For terms and fuli
to REV. J. T. A.
V7. T. HigUl,
' OfBee In Masonic
8:00 to 12.-00 a. m.
1.30 to 4:30 p. m.
F. W. Goulder,
Asphalt and compo
sition Doors. We ap
ply only the genuine
old style gravel roof.
OLD ROOFS RE
PAIRED. 1306 Fourth Ave.
Rock sland, IIL
Rock Island, w.
la public schools.
Private studio In Y.
M. C. A. building.
Office hours, 4 to 8
and 7 to 9 p. tn. and
all day Saturdays.
O. D. DORAN,
CROWN A BRIDGE
work a speolalty
a new invention.
SS0 Bridge Avenue,
A VENPORT, IA.
E, F. Stroehle
Chicago papers de
livered and orders
taken for all peri
odicals. 1621 Third avenue
A remedy for
all failing health, Stomach, Liver, Heart and