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THIS ARGUS, ! FRIDAY MARCH 27, 1891.
Both . the 'method afadiilts ' when
Syrup of Figs is taken; 'it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
fently yet promptly on he Kidney:,
.iver 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 hind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent palities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
and $1 bottles "by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not hare it on hand vnll pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wished to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
lOUSVIUE. KY. NEW YORK, N.V.
C. C. TAYLOR,
Tnl door cam of !'-''' rinh
When such stocks as you find, for
nstaoce at Folsom's. Johnson's or Ram
er are offered to buyers, I don't believe
It pays me to carry hollow.ware." I
hall 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 Roods are just as
Rood plate as money can ouy, and I be
lieve this is an unusually good chance to
get silverware, if you can use any of the
J Tea set, former price 125 00 $16 00
iocludt-s teapot, sutrar, emim spooner.
1 Cake basket, former jri-e i.M) 1 6.00
1 Fruit dish, " t-,.r w ou
1 Four bottle (cut) canter.
,. , M former price V,.V), $4.50
1 Butter dish, former price tVLM) $2.so
1 Card receiver, " " $.ifio 1250
1 " " H.0O $4.00
And a number f other articles at corre
G. M. LOOSLEY,
China and Gisa,
' 1809 Becond Avenue.
J. E. REIDY,
New five room cottage, cellar, full lot, in
New five room cottage, full lot on Thirty
eiphth street, t .100.
rive room eottajre, full lot, large barn. Vine
Good lot 00 Fifth avenue, 1350.
I ipht room two Wory houie, Fifth eve. $3,000.
Steven room boue, full lot, sourtb avenue,
1803 Second Avenue, over
Hoppe's Tailor Shop.
Lloyd & Stewart,
HOUSES ARE SCARCE.
Rock Island's Most Serious Draw
LoNeMttli Cityti Growth by Reason,
fthe Lack of Suitable
Hou;es are scarce. That frequently
stated fact is as irue of Rock Island this
season as ever, and the most unfortunate
part of it is that there appears no remedy
in sight for this condition of
things. True, a number of dwellings are
to be erected the coming season, but the
number in prospect does not bejria to
come anywhere near filling the reuuire-
mants of the times. Fifty new houses.
conveniently situated, would find prompt
ana ready tenements. Capital complains.
however, that it does not see how it
could realize sufficiently on such i nvest
ments. The fear is entertained that the
income would not warrant the outlay. To
such people the appearance of unsightly
vacant lots, with money invested in out
side enterprises, seems to be preferable
to the building of our own citv and the
retention of people who come among
U9 to live and only ask a home.
Is this the spirit that build9 up cities
and stimulates home pride which is es
sentialtothe encouragement of stran
gers? The Argus was yesterday inform
ed by a member of a leading furniture
firm that he had received inquiries from
at least half a dozen strangers in the city
as to where houses could be secured, the
sale or complete household outfits being
contingent upon the securing of honses.
The merchant was obliged to say that he
could not provide the information desired
and hence repeatedly lost sales. Tee
Argcs has also learned of several Rock
Island families who are thinking of mov
ing to Moline or to Davenport unless
they can secure suitable living accommo
The pavirjg extensions have dote much
to remedy these unfortunate circumstan
ces. Property owners having vacant lots
facing on the streets to be so improved
have begun to realizs the necessity of
either selling or buiUmg in order to re
alize something of an income to meet the
eott of paving. Thu9 does this improve
ment manifest its advantage in another
way, but the number of houses to be
provided from thi9 imprevement is not
sufficient. Rock ls'acd needs r.0 r.ew
houses which will bring from 12 to f 20
lr month and needs them quick. Will
property holders erect them or let the
city suffer? That is the question.
A Fair Proposal.
A reporter recently gleaned the follow
ing in an interview with the general
agent of Stetson's Uncle Tori's Cabin
company, which appears at Harper's the
atre tonight: "This company is un
doubtedly the largest and best Uncle Tom
company traveling, comprising 30 first
class Brtists. 80 complete is their scen
ery that the piece coald be put on in a
barn with better scenic effec's than is
produced by any other company. They
have a grand double band of white and
colored musicians, an orchestra of ten
pieces, and one that is hard to beat. The
African mandolin students with this com
pany, are the first and only colored people
appearing in public and perform
ing on the Spanish mandolin. The Lon e
Star quartette Is claimed to be without
an equal.and the Topsies.there they have
something that charms all. The Topsies
are two young ladies, and their superiors
in character and lerpischorean artists
have not yet been produced on the Amer
ican stage; two Marks, the be9t that a
good, big salary can secure. The street
parBde is the finest ever witnessed, and
of the performance we can say that if
tbey do not give the best production of
this sterling old drama ever given in this
city, they will cheerfully refund the price
of admission. Will any other Uncle
Tom'B company on the road do this? No,
because they have not the show to do so.
Stetson Co. have."
Itaveapurt' Hall Cironad.'
The old bane ball grounds in the wes
tern part of that city will be the scene cf
contention between the Davenport team
and the visiting clubs during the coming
season. Plans have been drawn and acs
cepted for a grand stand and "bleachers"
that will seat in the neighborhood of
1,500 people, and building will be begun
soon. Nearly all of the old fence re
mains and the grounds are in just about
the same condition that they were in
when the season of '89 closed. The old
diamond will be used.
The subscription papers have been
started and about 1,000 in stock has
been taken, with f 1,000 left to raise.
There are two lines of cars to the grounds
A Mtory About Diamond Ja.
It is related of the late Diamond Jo
Rej nolds that shortly after he built his
Hot Springs railroad the legislature of
Arkansas passed a law declaring 10 per
cent of the net earnings of all railroads in
the state forfeited to the school fund. In
order to evade this unjust legislation.
Diamond Jo, who owned every dollar's
worth of stock in the road, called a meet
ing of-the directors and voted to himself
as president of the company a salary of
1100,000 a year, thus effectually prevent
ing any of the profits of the road going to
the state. t -.
MR, VINTON HONORED.
eenpiiBiem tary Het!ala fraaw the
' Black Ha wk Ienaratle Vaaaaitt.
The follow iig complimentary resolu
tions have bten received by Hon. George
W. Vinton, our member of the legisla
ture, at Springfield, and which are appli
able to himself in particular and his col
leigues of the famous 101 in general:
Milak 111 ., Black Hawk Township, 1
Kh k island connty, March at. f
Tribute trim tue democrats of Milan,
congratulating the 101 for their faithful
ness and loyalty to Gen. John M. Palm
er and the democratic party.
It is not in mortal to command success,
but what is better we should endeaver to
deeerveit. You have been successful
because you deserved it. We send our
profound congratulation!), and since we
rejoice for you. you undoubtedly re
joice with U9. You have won a glorious
victory, but mucn of the glory is due to
our standard bearer. That he will con
scientiously and worthily fill the office
which has been bes'owed upon him, U
beyond a p$pes ability of doubt. The will
of a large majority so ruled and you have
done honor to their wishes, also to your
selves by proposing so clearheaded and
able a candidate, and be will do honor to
U9 by pursuing in hi9 position that pure
and unsullied line of thought and pur
pose which, as characteristics led you to
nomina'e him for senator.
We do not tturapt to crow over the
defeated candidates. We can aflord to
be magnanimous, and since we are now
so worthily represented, we feel assured
the tnemy will regard him as the repre
sentative of tlie people as much as we
We cordially congratulate him on a
well merited success, and you for your
noble work in bringing the same about to
a successful clcse. Yours very respect
fully, C H. BKA.NDE5BUBG,
J. B. Haislip, .
A Cuarminjc Knirrttmmrnt.
The New York Symphony club des
lighted a large tnd enthusiastic audience
at the First Bay tist cturcb last evening.
The club is composed of II. Cornelius,
clarionetist, Cht.rks F. Iliggins, violinist.
Henry A. Iligfins, cornetist. and Miss
Marietta Seigfried. vocalist and pianoist;
and with them i associated Warren G.
Richards, chiructer impersonator and
humorist. Tie entertainment was varied
as it was delightful, the musical features
being particularly enjoyable all the way
through, including as ttey did. not only
a number of combination pieces, but fine
solos, and all were heartily encored.
Mr. Richards' character sketches were in
tensely amusiDg, as they were novel and
entertaining. All in all the programme
was such as to well repay the exmion of
battling the kind of weather which
characterized last night.
on't Wan Adam.
Althousb Tus Argcs has several
times stated that the friends of John Ad
ams are making .in active canvass in the
interest of that gentleman for the repub
lican nomination for alJeratn in the
Seventh ward, trie Union refuses to rec
ognize Mr-Adams and hia friends. It
says, speaking of the Seventh ward,
"There is probably no rain who can
serve the people iib more general ac
ceptance than Prof. A. W. William9on.''
The question naturally arises, What',
the matter with Adams?"
A Mod lea I kiDC-
The Union is undoing its own work.
A week ago it ma Is several attempts to
say Bomtttting complimentary of W. A.
Ehleb with a view to having hia notnin -ated
for alderman in the Fourth ward on
the republican ticiet. Io its political
"resume" this morning it ignores Mr.
Ehleb entirely and presents the name of
S. J. Collins, chairman of the city com
mittee. Before booming Mr. Collins
further, the Unioi had better ascertain
if Mr. Collins is eligible and whether he
would serve if elected.
Avertl4 llat . 13.
Li el of letter uncalled for at tike fottoffice at
Rock 1-land. Kocn Isluod coontv. Illinois
March 27. 1S91 :
Berg rrn Mis Clara Holme .FA
BobbMiw Bertie can- I J odd j J C
of Bobb Charley f Mcl'ann Edward
Carr Mis Minnie L . WcOreary LEI
Coileen A Eton Kaymond Mrs B
Dickereoo Mm P H Sv nberg A J
tireve Mri Julia Stewart Joseph
Goodrich C E Sjoberg Mivr Amelia
Hecbinbim J? V Sunderland Harry
t'ln y Fanny
Bruce Mi? Erily
UoWAKU WELL?. P. M.
Out of Trtwa Cauroara
A caucus of tbe peojlVs party of
Bowling township, will te b Id at the
Keller school hou&soa Saiurdav April 4.
at 2 o'clock p. m, for the purpose cf
nominating candidates fcr town offices.
There will be a citizens' caucus at the
Rural town hall Thursday. April 2, at 2
o'clock p. m , for the purpose of nomiu
ating candidates for tbe various town
aveaport'a IMaiMratie Tirktt.
The democratic city convention at
Davenport last evening nominated Hon.
C. A. Ficke for mayor, N. C. Martin for
clerk, L. H. Rieck for treasurer. Ilenry
Hemmings for police magistrate and
Eliel Peck for assessor. The ticket will,
of course, be elected from top to bottom.
Tbe Lrfteal Market.
Buineee on Market n uare is very dull owing to
the miserable condition of the roads which pre
vents the farmers from getting into town :
Grain Corn is wortl from 63c to 65c. Oata
readily bring 62c and h it is eclllrg at $10 to $15
per ton according to the kind.
.Produce Butler and ogm are scarce and bring
as follows: oat er5c er pound, and eggs 83c
E. II. JOHNSTON DEAD.
The Pioneer of Port Byron Passes
His Death LaMt Kvratac After a ITa
fra!ed Illaeaa Biographl.
Hon. E. n. Johnston died at his borne
at Port Byron at 10:30 last evening after
a protracted illness. Tbe funeral will
occur at Port Byron Sunday morning.
Mr. Johnston was born in Barret. Cal
edonia county, Vermont, Sept. IS, 1823.
In his eaily youth he taught school part
of the year and educated himself in the
other half. In 1S41 he removed to West
moreland county. Pa., where-he' was en
gaged for three years in attending
private erammar schools and in
teaching, and in the spring of l?4l. he
moved to Hamilton, Bi'tler county, Ohio,
where be engaged in the study of law
with Ei-Gov. Bebb. teaching school at
the sime time. In June, 1856, he mov
ed to Port Byron and began tbe practice
of his profession the law . He was soon
elected a supei visor and served in that
position five years, during three of which
he was chairman of the b ard. In 1S70
he was elected to the general attcrublv
and served one term.
He enlisted in Company G, 12G h Illi
nois Volunteer Infantry in August, lti2.
and served until the latter part of l"il.
when he was honorably discharged on
account of disability. He organzed the
company and was electud captain.
Mr. Johnston was twice married, his
first wife, Ellen C. Morris, with whom he
formed an alliance in 1S47, dying in 1S55
and leaving two children, Calvin and El
len. He was again married in 165S to
Miss Jane F. Sayille. There were three
children by this union, Saville, formerly
of this city, Edwin J . and Martha.
Mr. Johnston led an honest and up
right life, and bore the esteem of all who
knew him. and his acquaintance extended
over this entire portion of the state.
The l lrrka' Caitf.
At last Tuesday evening's public meet
ing to endorse the clerks' early closing
and Sunday rest movement, the following
resolution was unanimously adopted:
Whereas, Certain clothing, groceries,
boots and shoes and other stores of Rock
Island have been compelling their clerks
to work six to eight hours on 8unday. and
from 12 to 16 hours oa week days, there
fore be it
Resolved, That we citizens of Rxk
Island in a mass convention assembled,
demand of the merchants of Rock Island
that tbey close their places of business on
Sunday and that we most earnestly re
quest them to close their stores at 6 30 p.
m., Saturdays excepted, and that we will
patronize only such stores as will grant
these humane measures.
The clerks have received endorsements
from the following societies:
The Stonecutters' union.
Council No. 8, Moline.
Pickets, young people of the First Bap.
tist church. Moline.
H. E. Biggs, grocer, Moline.
Fust Presbyterian cnurch at Milan .
Masquerade at Armory hall Saturday
A few biarders wanted at 800 Nine
Wanted Twoeipenenced dining room
girls at the Harper nouse.
Don't forget the grand masquerade ball
at Armory hall Saturday evening.
Wanted A competent cook, by Mrs.
C. C. Carter. 1807 Fifth avenue.
Eister egps from two for lc up to 50c
each; alltne latest at Erell & Math's.
Electric bells hung and warranted.
$3.50. Bella repaired. Address Argis
Nice bananas, sweet oranges, new dates
and fresh figs, always on band, at Erell
We always have ice cream. Send in
your order Krell & Math, step io and
have a dish.
Get your small candies or filling Eas
ter eggs from Krell & Math; they have the
regular egg mixture.
E. B. McKown sells bard wood in
lengths, cut or split; soft coal, lump and
nut, corner Fifteenth street and First
avenue. Telephone 1198.
Hard Coal Market.
$7.75 per ton for best anthracite coal,
all sizes, delivered within city limits, 25c
per ton discount for cash. Indiana black
$4.50 and Cannel coal $6 per lon delivered,
cartage added on all orders for less than
one ton; carrying in 25c per lon extra.
E. G. Fbazeb.
Miu'-isDetar.mtnt Encampmsn', O. A. B.
Decatur. III.. April 8-10. 1891. For
above the C, B & will sell tickets
from points in Illinois, April 7-10, inclu
sive, at one lare for the round trip, good
returning up to and including April 11,
1891. Good connection is made botb go
ing and returning.
H. D. Mack. D. P. A.
A TiaasiBK Isnso
Of health and strength renewed and of
ease and comfort follows the use of Sy
rup of Figs, as it acts in harmony with
nature to effectually cleanse the system
when costive or bilious. For sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading druggists.
There m a madness in neuralgic pains
which none but sufferers know. Pity the
universal world don't know that tbe mad
ness is cured by Salvation Oil, the famous
lotion for man and beast.
"How is your boy getting along at
Harvard?" "First rate. He writes me
that he goes to Boston every night, to
study the atari."
To the voune face Pozeoni'a Comolex
ionPowder givea fresher charms, to the-
01a renewed youto, Try 1:.
1 rtfh AK
Tinware And Hocsk
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
IN THIS LITTLE MACHINE
are combined all the latest Improvements for similar Midline,
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles
to insure i-paei. comior: and durability.
M jou Juitk of buying a marhia.- ,!1 you t . juie anJ se u.
THE FAIK. 1705 Second Avenue.
We Set tliBPace, Let Oiliers FolIoYr Iftliey Can
KANN & HUOKSTAEDT,
No. 1S11 and 1813 Second avence,
Cffcr to the Public li- mt br.l.iat.1 '..ct of lit rB It
Lounges and Couches. 1
Chamber Suit?, j
Side Boards, j
Centre. Lib art anj
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Irish Cough Sryup
Acta quickly, is perfectly safe and never fails to cure all Lung troub'.c.
TOY H"' 10c, 25c and 50c Bottle
Mtdlcine koown for all Kidney,
6c a Bottle Samples free.
Have you worn
THE LION PROCESS SHOE?
If not try a pair; they will give you more satis
faction for your money than any ehoe you have
ever bought Only one sole and that of THE VERY
BEST. Outer and inner eole one solid piece of the
best sole leather.
No Ripping off of Soles.
No Squeaking, and no Breaking in.
Juat aa easy as a band turned, and will wear twice - - T
as long. Every pair stamped on
-TOR SALE BT
Sole Ageot for Rock Island.
Central Shoe Store. Elm Street Store,
1818 Second Avenue. 2929 riftb Avenue.
ROCK ISLAND. I V.
Parlor Tables, Etc.
Long abd Dumacb troubles, is
and Liver Pills.
Drupcist, Rock Ieland.
Pal. tpi. . :t l