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TELE ARGUS. MONDAY, MARCH 2tt, 1881.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken ; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidnejt,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared onlv from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
fcyrup of Figs is for sale in 50e
and SI bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
LOUISVILLE. KY. HEW YORK, N. Y-
C. C. TAYLOR,
F!rt door east of ! nr.'n, rln'h
When such stocks as you find, for
instance at Folsom's, Johnson's or Ram
ser'a are offered to buyers, I don't believe
it pays me to carry "hollowware." I
shall still sell knives and forks, spoons,
etc., but to close out what I have of such
articles as are named be'ow, I offer the
prices given. These goods are just as
Rood plate as money can buy, and I be
lieve this is an unusually good chance to
get silverware, if you can use any of the
1 Tea set. former price $25.00 $hj 00
includes teapot, nusar, creum spooner.
1 Cake buxket, former price fi.M) so no
J " lt " " " 87.75, 55.25
1 Fruit dish, " " 17.75, xs oo
1 Four bottle (cnt) caster.
. t . former price f.50, S4.60
1 Butter dish, former price :i.50, ja so
1 Card receiver, " sn.so S350
1 " . " " H.S0 54 50
And a number of other articles "at'eorre
G. M. LOOSLEY,
China and Glass,
1609 Second ATenae.
J. E. REIDY,
Some good tmrtrain in houses and lots ranging
in prices from Sl.OMito 3.0 id, all well
located. Also a few farms for
1803 Second Avenue, over
Hoppe's Tailor Shop.
Lloyd & Stewart,
A GREAT DISGRACE.
Condition of Kock Island's Side
A Nevere Reflection on a Municipal
Admin7Mration That Claim
toleOne of the Beat.
If through the negligence and utter
uselessness of the street superintendent
Rock Island's streets are a disgrace to the
city, the condition of the sidewalks at the
present time is such as to cause all citi
zens to hang their heads in shame and
mortification. To 6ay that on some of
our leading thoroughfares they are aoom
in able, is but to express it mildly. For
the past few days they have been absc
lutely impassab'e in some localities,
owing to the fact that the municipal ad
ministration was unmindful of the ap
parent need last fall and failed to take
precautions then. The re9ult has been
that in those neglected places the mud
has been ankle deep for several
days and the pride which filled the hearts
of all over the bright outlook two years
ago.has been transferred into remorse and
disappointment. Rock Island's side
walks instead of being better this spring
have been worse than ever, and this, too,
in the face of the effort the council has
made to insuie an improvement.
There is liule necessity in this connec
tion to make allusion to the condition of
the streets themselves, which have been
shamefully ignored and neglected for two
years. Not only have the ordinsrv re
pairs been utterly disregarded, but the
paved streets, where there is no excuse
for mud and filth such as has character
ized their condition ever since the pres
ent street superintendent was appointed.
To look at Second avenue, our main bu9t
iness street, one would scarcely
imagine that it had ever been paved, and
yet the adminit tration ha9 been heard to
brag of what it had accomplished in the
way of promotion and improvement of
the city's best interests. It is unneces
sary to comment to any great length on
these ccuditions. The evidences of reck
less disregard for public welfare and tbe
indications of shirking responsibilities
are too plain on every hand. The Ar
gus perhaps feels the disgrace no more
than the majority of our citizens, and
like the majority of our citizens it says,
Good Lord deliver us from any more sach
disregard for public improvements such as
13 characteristic of the present head of
Brick Pavement ail K'ehr.
It was old Isaac Waltoa who, quoting
from an ancient authority said, "doubt
less God might hive made a better berry
than the strawberry; but doubtless God
neyer did;" so there may be better pave
ments than brick pavements, but doubt
less they are hard to find. Teoria, like
Rock Island, does not care to make costly
experiments, as the Journal says it has
been demonstrated that eood brick makes
good pavements; clean, healty, substan
tial, solid and durable. Now the thing is
to put as much of this pavement down
as we can afford every day. There
is no humbug about a brick pavement.
It cannot be mixed with cold tar and al
lowed to stand until it is accepted and
then go to pieces. Brick on the contrary
is of such a nature that everyone can see
at once whether an honest iob has been
done. If the foundations are insecure it
can be remedied; if so rt brick are used
they can be detected and it doesn't need
an expert to show the difference; conse
quently there is very little humbug about
brick pavements that speak for them
The m accident in connection with
equipping the power house for the Dav
enport & Rock Island railway company
on Second avenue anl Twenty-third
street, occurred this morning, a brick
falling from the upper pirt of one of the
boilers which are being enclosed and
striking an engineer named El. Barnett
on the head, laving bare tbe scalp, but in
fiicting no more serious injury. Barnett
was conveyed to his home at the St.
James holel where Dr. Carter attended
biro. Be will be about again m a few
T. W. Sherman, of Milan, a brakeman
on the C, B. & Q. road, while coupling
cars at Barstow Saturday night, had his
left hand badly iammed and bruised and
wbs brought to Rock Island where Dr.
Craig, upon examination, found that
while the injury was very painful it will
not result seriously from present indica
tions. Police Points.
Ole Olaen was fined $5 and costs this
morning for intoxication.
W. H. Sunley, the missing ianitor at
School building No. 6, is still at large and
no very great effort seems to be being
made to hunt him down and bring him
F. G. McCoy, the Bwitchman who stole
tbe overcoat from Tindall's barn the
other day. went into the county court
this morning and plead guilty. Judge
AdamB imposed a fine of $10 and costs,
and upon the advice of the state's attor
ney, McCoy Was released owing to the
serious illness1 of his wife. f
Pozzoni's Complexion Powder pro
daces a soft and beautiful skin; it com
bines every element of beauty and purity.
A REPORTERS LUCK.
The Local Kditor or the Pevrla Joar
nal Purchases aa old Kaohloacd
Kwrd Which Provea to Have a
Georje W. Martin, city editor of the
Peoria Journil, purchased at an auction
sale at the sniall sura of thirty five cents
an old fashioned sword. It has a heavy
scabbord and the bilt is adorned with
two massive pieces of ivory. The blade
is inlaid with gold and adorned with Ar
abic characters. There are Arabians
stopping with Rev. OJell, of that city,
and the weapon was taken to them to
see what the i ascription was. They were
greatly snrpri led when they saw it and
recognized it at once as a genuice Damas
cus blade. Tae inscription, when trans
lated, is as follows: "I trusted in God
and made thi blade in the year 1225
made by Abraham of Dasmascus." This
translation was made by P. Eabil Mog
haghab, of Mt. Lebannon, Syria. Now
the lucky edi::or writer.
There were two sorts of these Dasmas
cus blhdes, one made in the scimiter
shape and nude for slashing from left
to right or from right to left; the other
is a straight s ord about two feet long
made in exactly the shape of a large
bowie knife and used for cut
ting straight down and this is tbe
style of sword that Mr. Martin
possess. The old weapon is thus 666
years old; it has seen service and possi
bly has gone through the crusades; it may
be tbe identical brand that Saladin used
when he cut the silk handkerchief in too
when floating in the air, a feat that aston
ished Richard Courde Leon. Howmany
infidel skulls ih3 old blade has crushed
under the cry, "there is but one God and
Mohammed is his prophet," can never be
known. What a historv it could relate
if it could tell it? tale. It may have been
at the storming of Constantinople it may
haye been wieldod by 1 Zgal or Boab
dil of Spain; it may have been at tbe
siege of Belgrade or shared in the con
flicts when Venii was mistress of seas.
It is undoubtedly a curiosity.
Six tax collectors have turned in their
books and settled up with the county
treasurer. They are W. F. Starkey, of
Bowling, Charles Wenks, of Andalusia,
John Everhart, of Edgington, Frank
Zeigler, of Zima, John Moodv, of Coe,
and W. C.Schcoley, of Black Hawk.
Their books figure up as foolows:
Edgington Ataount of levy, $3.
155 26; delinquect, f 359 66; amount col
lected. 1 7,795.60; collector's commission,
$155 91; paid in. 17.639.69.
Bowling Amoant of levy, $5,938.73;
delinquent, S644.12; amount collected.
5. 294.66; collecu r's commission,! 105.90;
paid in. $5,18$ . 7C.
Andalusia Amount of levy, $3,500.19;
delinquent, $l,53;t 78; amount collected.
f 1,960 41: collector a commission, $39 35;
paid in. $1,927.08.
Zama Amount of levy, $3,572.62;
delinquent. $71 amount collected S3 -500.
S4; collector's commission, $70 U2;
paid in. $3,430.82.
Coe Amount of levy, $7,495.41: de
linquent, $1,014 08; amount collected,
$6,481.38; collector's commission,
$129 C3; paii in, 56 351 75.
Black Hawk Amount of lev?.
$7,803 48; delinqu-nt, $3,218 31; amount
collected, $4 59u 17; collector' commis
sion, $91 80; paid in, $4 498 37.
Stetson's Double Monster Uncle Tom's
Cabin company wiii present their p pi
lar and unrivaled version of the ever wel
come Uncle Tooi'h Cabin at Harper's
theatre on Wednesday evening, March
25. That their entertainment is giving
unlimited satisfaction is fully evidenced
from the number of laudatory notices
complimenting their excellent perform
ance contained in our numerous ex
changes, from smoag which we clip the
Stetson's companv. under the manage
ment of L. W. Washburn, presented
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" to a large and ap
preciative audience at the Grand opera
house last evening. The cast is a strong
one. In the third a:t the landing of the
boat, "R. E. Lee." the happy darkeys
working on the levee and the child Eva's
fearful precipitation into the river and
ber rescue by Tom was a life-picture.
Between the acts Sunon's uniform band,
which is mostly composed of colored men.
enlivened tbe audience by discoursing
southern pastimes. Previous to the per
formance the company gave a street
parade. Washington (Del ) Sunday Star.
W.A K. Anniversary. J
The adjutant of Buford post is in re
ceipt of an order frcm the Btate com
mander of the UlinoiH G. A. R. provid
ing for a celebration of the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the foundation of the
order April 6 and arrangements have
acco'dingly been mace for exercises at
the First M. E. church on Monday even
ing. April 6, at which Rev. G. W. Gue
will preside. Msj. H. C.Connelly will
announce the order of exercises and Col.
W. 8. Brackett will be the orator of the
occasion. He will devote tbe same to a
history of the order and of Buford post.
All school children wi.l be especially in
vited to attend.
Special Tax Notice-
The law requires ike township collector
to turn his books over tojthe county treass
urer early in March, aid those who have
not yet paid their taxes are respectfully
requested to do so immediately, and save
the penalty which the state law imposes.
I am an old man and have been a con
stant sufferer with catirrh for the last ten
years. I am entirely t ured by tbe use of
Ely's Cream Balm. It is strange that so
simple a remedy will cure such a stub
born disease. Henry Hillings, U. B. Pen
sion Attornej, Washington, D. C.
HELPING THE CLERKS.
Their Cause Urced From
BevN.Uae, Stack in, Taylor aad Krrr
Champion the Karly and fcun.
day ClOKinz Jlovenicnt.
Rtv. G. W. Gue. in the First Metho
dist church yesterday morning in an
nouncing the meeting of the Tri City
Clerks' assembly, said in substance tntt
it was too bad after the clerks had work
ed so hard to obtain their God-given
rich is of having Sunday as a day of rest,
to be defeated because of selfish motives
on tbe part of a few business men; that it
was time for tbe thousands of christian
people who believed in the Sabbath of
rest to take the matter in hand and refuse
to trade with those w ho saw fit to ignore
tbe institution that they regarded as holy.
It is. however, gratifying that some of
our dealers have taken a firm step and
are keeping closed, regardless the course
of others, and it is to be hoped that
the people will unite in patronizing those
who willingly announce themselves as
closing on the Sabbath. He said that he
considered the keeping open of places of
business on the Sabbath a direct insult to
the conscientious scruples of every chris
tian, and that it was time to resent it.
especially as tbe Sunday closing was a
matter that could be done without injury
to anyone's business.
He regretted that be could not be pres
ent at the meeting on Tuesday evening,
in the Central church, and take part in
the discuss'on tn that occasion on the
subject of "Sunday Rest and Early Clos
At St. Joseph's church Rev. Father
Mackin made an earnest and eloquent
plea in behalf of the overworked clerks .
He called his hearers' attention to the
blanched, white faces and weary limbs,
denoting the long hours to which the
clerks were subjected, and added that
such barbarity was not in keeping with
this enlightened age. He said there was
no occasion for stores being
open on Sunday; that trading
couid be done during the week
and that buying goods on Sunday was
encouraging the breaking of the Sabbath,
and that nothing was made in the long
run by Sunday labor. His plea was full
of good thoughts and kindly considera
tion for the over-worked clerks, and be
closed by asking tbe people to assist the
clerks in their humane effort by traiing
with those who conceded shorter hoars
and closed their places of business on
Atlte Central anl First Biptisl
Churches, the respective pistora. Revs J.
H. Kerr and C E Taylor spoke on the
Tie Ltndoait W indow.
The most attractive displays ever rrae
in Rick Inland show windows may new
be seen at tbe London clothing store.
In the west window appears a bedroom
scene, very rea'.istic while in the east
window is an exhibit of two athletes
posed for a test of the manly art of self
defense. The displays show the enter
prise and ingenuity of this popular cloth
If Kock liUi i had a d zen more tu:h
firms as the London, it would present
much mere the appearance of a city.
Ikimcn to Demand.
Dimes are in big demand in Rck Island
owing to the introduction of a new pocket
savings bank, recently spoken of in The
Akous which holds dimes and
cannot be opened until the bank is full.
It holds just $5 and when fifty dimes
have been dropped in the slot the bottom
drops out of its own accord.
Tn Chicago even the banks are suffer
ing from a dime famine aud it i 4 estimated
that $150,000 i dimes are locked up in
the little banks. The factory which
makes the little cylindrical Dickie-plated
safes is turning oul 75.000 of them daily.
A few boarders wanted at 80G Nine
Wanted A competent cook, by Mrs.
C . C. Carter. 1807 Fifth avenue.
Easter egps from two for lc up to 50c
each; all the latest at Krell & Math's.
Two freBh milch cows for sale. En
quire C. D. Gordon, sheriff's office.
Nice bananas, sweet oranges, new dates
and fresh figs, always on hand, at Krell
We always have ice cream. Send in
your order Krell & Math, step in and
have a dish.
Get your small candies for filling Eas
ter eggs from Krell & Math; they have the
regular egg mixture.
The orders for tbe electric bell may be
left at Crampton.s book store. Remem
ber, satisfaction guaranteed.
Wanted to rent. A good house of six
or seven rooms east of Seventeenth street
in the central part of town. Address C,
E. B. McKown Bells hard wood in
lengths, cut or split; soft coal, lump and
nut, corner Fifteenth street and First
avenue. Telephone 1198.
For eight year I have suffered from
catanh, which affected my eyes and hear
ing; have employed many physicians
without relief. I am now on my second
bottle of Ely's Cream Balm, and feel con
fident of a complete cure. Mary C.
Thompson, Ceiro Gordo, 111.
Six per cent loans by tbe Rock Island
Building, Loan and Saving association,
"We shall continue the sale on
dress goods and the balance of
that big lot will be closed at
2 3-4 CENTS A YARD.
We also place on sale another
case of those shirting prints on
Monday a. m , at
2 3-4 CENTS A YARD.
2,400 yards, light grounds,
fancy figures, spots, stripes, checks
and other desirable patterns, re
member the price, only
2 3-4 CENTS A YARD.
Over 700 pieces new prints and
ginghams received during last
Indigo blue prints this week
4 1-2 CENTS A YARD.
Easter bonnets, Easter flowers. Easter robes, Easter jackets. Eate- d-.c
goods, Easter jewelry and the msst enormous stock of spring and summer d-r
goods ever shown under one roof in Rock Island County. sar i.y
1712. 1714. 171. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Secxd Avenxb.
-IN THIS LITTLE MACHINE -
are combined all the latest improvements for similar Machines,
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles
to insure spaed, comfort and durability.
If you thitik of buj-itp a mactiat- it w.ll i'y yon : cDtue r.J ttt u.
THE FAIR. 1705 Second Avenue.
ffe Set fliePace, Let OtliersFollow if tliey Can
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
N i. 1811 and IS13 Second avenue,
CSer to lit r jV. c ttt- rna.; br.:..at: lit of :hr trmon It,
Lounges and Couches. I
Chamber Suit?, j
Centre Lib art and
A, J. SMITH & SON,
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third Street. Opp. Maaonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
lrish Cough SryupE
Acta quickly, is perfectly safe and
r-Medlcine known for all Kidney,
So a Bottle Samples free.
and many choice novelties. r;
be shown this week which Z
confidently believe cannot be had
elsewhere for twice or three ti:.
the prices we shall name:
BEAUTIFUL AT 2c.
THOUSANDS AT 3c.
NOVEL FEATURES AT Cc.
EXTRA CHOICE AT ci.
Those at 8c are worth "
those at 10, 12, 14, 15, lSau
20c, would be cheap anywhere
else at twice the prices quoted.
New laces, new gloves, new
niching, new hosiery, new r.b
bons, new millinery just received.
Parlor Tablk, Etc.
never faila to cure all Lung troubles.
10c, 25c and 50c Dottle
Lung and Stomtcb tronV.et. ii
and Liver Pills.
Druggist, Rock Island.