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THE ARGCB. SATURDAY. a'PIUH 4.
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Both the method- and result; when
Byrup of Fig8-is taken ; it is leasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
pently yet promptly on the K idnejT,
JLiver and Bowels, cleanses ihe Eys
Item effectually, dispels colds, head
acle8 and fevers and cures 1 abitual
constipation. Syrup of Fifrs is the
Jonly remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stontnch, pre rapt in
its action and truly tanefieisl in its
effects, prepare! bnlv from tae most
healthy and agreeable substa ices, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
and 81 bottles by, all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on band 'will pro
cure it promptly for any cne who
wishes to try it. Do not actept any
substitute. -V ' .
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. GAL.
LOUISVILLE, KY. AfEW fOMC. N. t.
L Different Pieces.
C. C. TAYLOR,
First door east of loinior rloth
W Statuary Given Away.
Probably that happens at
almost every wedding; and if it
doesn't, it's a good plan to
buy one or two pieces for
the mantel piece, the center
' table, or the corner bracked you
don't know just how to fill up.
I have several jieces of
Florentice statuary, r ot at all
bad, which I am olering at
' , very much reduced prices; and
f some larger prices, aleo.
G. M Loosley.
1609 Second Avenue.
J. E. REIDY,
fc Real Estate
Will buy, sell ond maimers property on cnnim'.w-
Bion. collect rent una pays lh i ire nun
manpemeut of property sollc itcd. Ke;
resents some ol the most reliable
Insurance Compinirg in the
1803 Second Avenue,
Hoppe's Tailor f3hop.
BEST AND CHEAPEST
fSTTbt only Paint Bouse in t he city.
R. M. WALL,
1618 Thira Avenue
THIS IS THE PICKET.
The One You Should Vote Next
There is Sot a Weak Candidate on it
nd.MoiOnf Bnt What Can be
, "ConariemionKly Stnppoited.
Below is printed the democratic muuics
ipal, aldermanic and township ticicet to
be voted upon next Tuesday. Read it
over carefully and then reflect and see if
there is any reason why every man upon
it should not secure your vote. Con
trast it with the republican ticket; com
pare tie nominees man by man, and you
will not be long ia arriving at a determi
nation as to which shall com mind your
support. The democracy never enured
upon a campaign ia the city or Rock Isl
and with hopes more sauguine or bo well
fonnded. The party proposes to win this
spring as it did laet fall, and those who
want to be on the winning side will vote
for this ticket:
Pot Mayor .! JOB OHLWEtLER
For City Clerk ,. GEOKGK W.HKNRY
For City Attorney. JOHN LOON E Y
KorClty Treasurer.. J. M. BUFOKR
For Supervisors..' ARTHUR RUHR ALL
For Collector ED Bl'KKILL, JK
For Assessor J.R. JOHNSTON
1 - VOB JL1IRMH, . .
First Ward MARTIN WEINBERGER
Second W ard E. D. M'CARTNE Y
TBirdWard DANIEL CORKEN
Jonrth Ward ALBERT BXESING
fifth Ward..: ALEXANDER M'DONALl)
Six'hWard . . THOMAS DONAHUE
Seventh Ward J. E. LAnKl.N
Guy T. Gould, a postoffice inspector,
visited Rock Island yesterdav.coming here
for the purpose ot making an inquiry as
to a charge preferred before the depart
ment of justice that the Volk Zeitung bad
been guilty of violation of the postal
laws in publishing a lottery advertise
ment. The matter, however, had already
been reported to Washington and bad been
satisfactorily adjusted and the in psctor
held there was nothing else to do. The
inspector also authorized the supplying
of a 75 pouch rack in th3 postofflce in
stead of the 48 pouch rack now in usp,
and also gave the encouraging intelli
gence that an increase in the number of
carriers at the Rock Island postoffice may
be ordered. Nine new mail route agents
are to be put on the pay roll of the Rock
Island office, making thirteen in all. Ten
of these will be on the St. Louis route,
one on the Sterling and two on the
A Eaterprlatasr firm.
There is one firm in Rock Island thit
don't believe in having customers go f
Davenport to buy wall paper, and have
carried the largest and finest stock to be
found in the three cities, and as & result
hve sold thousands of rolls of paper to
Di vet) port customers, aud now are co-
ng'to open up a branch store at 123
West Second street. Davenport. They
now have four stores, their main store in
Rock Island and branch stores at Moline.
Davenport and Reynolds. A fine stock
and their low prices is the reason of their
remarkable success. They carry a larffe
stock and do a larger business than all the
other ileHlers combined. If vou want
flue wall paper at a much lower price
than o her dealers, call at the Adams
Wall Paper company.
A had Can.
A jjry in the county court this morn
in composed of Dr. S. C Plummer,
George Lamont, W. W. Eggleston, G. H.
Parso n , G. II- Kirscb, and John Cru-
baugh, to try the insanity case of John
Coushlin rendered a verdict of insane.
The ca?e is of a particularly touchirg
character, the young man bjins; only 23
years old, a"nd until a short tima ago Lad
contiguous employment at bis trade.
which i that of a stone cutter, but the
loss of employment seemed to weigh ud
on his rrjind, and he fell a prey to the
dread disease. His home is in the city
on Twenty-second street.
Th London' KotrroriN-.
Tue popular London Clothing com -p
my ma le another departure today in
the line of enterprise by setvin ice cream
an1 cake to all Cillers. A long table
beaiiifully decorated with flowers, was
arranged almost in the center of the store
aid an abundant supply of cteam and
cake had been provided by Krell & Math,
and was served by two attractive yoinx
The occasioDwas in commemoration of
the Lnndon's first grand sprinc cpenirg
and was ia every way creditable and ap
Grand Army of the Bspublic.
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the
Grand Army of the Republic is to be
commemorated on tb3 evening of Mon
day the 6th of April. 1S91. at the First
Methodist church at 8 o'clock, to which
meeting the public generally is invi'ed to
attend . All old soldiers and comrades
and Sons of Veterans and Women's Relief
Corps are requested to meet at the G. A.
R ball at 7:15 sharp. By order of tbe
post. Thomab Cahpbkix,
.. . P. C. Hemkjtwat,
W. A. ,NOBIltB,
"Can you tell me," asked Col. Quid
mire of a friend, "what will be the policy
of tbe administration in the matter oa tbe
civil rights bill?" ' Well, no, can't tell
that, but I do know that they all use Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup for their colds."
"Enow ye net, who would be Iree
themselves must strike the blow," so do
not wait and suffer; but pat on your hat,
go the nearest druggist ud ask for Sal
vation Oil, tbe great pain cure. . 85 cts.
TWIi, BE HIS DEATH
Jl(t'orM.' Setlert t
nl Hi Inromprtent
What were thought by republicans to
be some of the strongest arguments in
favor of McConochie's renomination fc r
majorat the convention Thursday night
were the announcements that Rock It-land
had every prospect of booming more
in the next two years than it ever bad
befote, end that therefore an executive
thoroughly conversant with the elements
which bivecon ributed to Rock Island's
subBtantiol advancement in the past three
years should be chosen. ' The idea that a
progressive mirtded citizen for mayor , is
essential at this time ia almost excellent
one. Equally true is it, therefore, that
McConochie is not the man for mayor.Ii
has been bis peculiar good fortune to be
mayor during two years of Rock Island's
mo6t notewoitby progress, but the most
strongly incomp rebenfible thing about
it is that Rock Inland should have made
that progress under McConochie's
administration. As is well known
Rock Islands most pronounced gain has
been in the matter of street improvements,
and in furthering this line of progress,
the mayor has but carried out the will of
the council. Ce has done no more than
to enforce tbe law as be is sworn to do.
But let us fte bow far he has gone in pro
moting public wel-fare through the me
dium of street improvements in so far as
it was optional with him. It is a no
torious fuct that the streets hava never
been neglected in the history of Rock Isl
and as in the past two years. The mayor hss
t;d and fattened the year around durinsr
his term of office, a man through indo
lence and incompetency, haB proved nlm
self faithless and unreliable and in con
scqueoce of which Rock Island's streets,
comparatively speaking, have been in a
more deplorable condition than tvar be
fore in the citj's history. Untir with
in two weeks one would scarcely
know that Rock Island had done any pav
ing at all, while the streets leading back
to the bluffs have been at times almost
impassable. Tee neglected condition of
all our thoroughfares has been the sub
ject of public indignation ever since Mc
Conochie entered upon bis administration
and it is no wonder tht be has at times
questioned, as be said the other nigbt,
whether he would be able to live in Rock
Island at the close of his term. The fail
ure of his street commissioner alone will
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be the cause or bissouticai death next
Tuesday. . - .
A Professional Juror.
Talking about professional jurors re
minds me that when I was connected with
t he Smithsonian institution at Washington.
I knew aman by the- name of Scrjvenef,
who perhaps served more times on a jury
than any other man at tLe capital. If any
body approached him with newspapers
after a crime had been committed he would
wave him aside majestically; saying: "I
don't want to know anything aliout it or
discuss the matter. Yon see I may be
called to serve on the jury and a juror
never discusses these thinRS." Xothicg
could iuduce him to read the newspapers
because it interfered with his professional
duties as a ju-or. I think that man served
about t wenty days out of a niont h on an
average. lie could always auswer the
usual questions as to his opinions on a case
satisfactorily to tlie counsel on both sides
ami the court. That v: he only man I
ever knew who mmie serving on a jury a
profession. He was a very intelligent man
and probably a fair juror, too. Interview
in New York Herald.
Lying Versus Stealing.
There is a half truth in the reply of the
child iu the following incident, which is
quite impressive: but a lie, frankly ac
knowledged, is as much a "thing taken"
back" as is the return of anything that bus
She enme to her mother with the ques
tion, "Which is worse, to tell a lie or to
The mother, taken by surprise, replied
that both weru so bad that she couldn't tell
which was the worse.
"Well," said the little one, "I've been
thinking alnjut it, aud 1 think it is worce
to lie than o steal. If you steal a thinir,
you can take it back, unless you've eatea
it; and then you can pay for it. But," a.id
there was a look of awe in the little face,
"a lie is forever." Youth's Companion.
For Tivlo. S72,00.
It seems to lie the impression of many
people that the mail when sent from an
office is gathered carelessly together and
thrown into a mail bag, which is then
locked and dispatched. This is wholly
wronc, for even in the smallest offices th3
letters and cards are all gathered face tt;v
ward and tied into a neat package. The
government furnishes the twine to do this,
and some idea of the immensity of tho
postal service can be formed from tho fact
that in onu year the oust to the government
of tbe twiue for thi3 purpose (which,
though strong, is of tho cheapest quality)
was nearly 873,000. St. Nicholas.
AY ho Greeley Was.
Two young meu stood gazing upon the
statue of Horace Greeley Sunday after
noon. They were well dressed and intelli
gent looking. The fragment ot their con
versation overheard by the passer by ran
thus: , '
"But why should be have a statue?"
"Why? Oh, be was the inventor of the
printing press." New York Times.
The Jumping Bean.
One of the curious products of Mexico is
the jumping bean, a vegetable curiosity,
whose freaks of acrobatic agility have
never been fully explained by the scien
tists. Tbey crow in pods, each pod contain'
ing three beans. Each segment is rounded
on one side and A shaped on the other,
greenish yellow in color, and in circumfer
ence about the ize of a large lead pencil.
When placed on a table they roll over and
skip about, sometimes actually jumping a
good two inches. When held between the
thumb and forefinger they are felt to beat
as strongly as the throbbing ot a strong,
man's pulse. The agricultural department
at Washington has been acquainted With
tbe rarity since 18&L bfc. Ixrais Republic.
A STRANGE START IN LIFE.
Two Homeless Ones Meet Under an Awn-
Ing and Straightway Get Wedded.
New York, April 4. A man and a
woman entered tho Clymes Street Police
station in Brooklyn at 11 o'clock Thurs
day night and asked Sergeant John Ham
ilton if he could accommodate them with
a cell Tbey were wet through and
shivered with the cold. Hamilton ex
plained the.t it was against the rules to
leave them together, but that he would
Bhelterthem for the night in different
cells. Both refused the offer indignantly.
The woman declared that the man was
her husband and that her conception of
what was right and propar was at least as
keen as the sergeant's.
' Proof of a Lawful Marriage.
In proof of tier assertion, she Winded
him a marriage certificate. It was dated
April 3, 1891, and testified that "Lulu Las
cell, aged 27, had been united in tbe bonds
of holy matrimony to James Gill, aged
32." It was signed by Rev. K. J. White,
pastor of an independent chnrch in Bed
ford avenue known as White's church,
and was witnessed by Ida B. White and
Eliza White. There was no gainsaying
the genuineness of this, and the couple
were escorted' to a- cell by a squad of
Iooked Like Her Dead Husband.
To a reporter Mm. Gill said that sh
had arrived in Brooklyn late in the after
noon from Princeton. Her husband died
a few days ato and she was penniless.
She came to look for a stepfather she had
not seen for many years. She did not
know his address, but thought that
Brooklyn was a small towu aud she would
easily find him. Tired, wet and footsore
she was considering what to do when she
saw James GilL He was so like her dead
husband that she summoned courage to
address him. She told him she had no
money and asked him to direct her to a
I'opped and Was' Accepted.
He said that it was no night for a
woman to be about. They talked together
for some time under covet of an awning,
and then he asked her to marry him. His
extraordinary resemblance to her late
husband made her willing to trust him,
and she consented. Together they went to
the minister's house, and were married in
the presence of his wife and daughter.
Jim told her after they were married that
he had no home, but now that he had a
wife to care for he would soon make one,
A Dispensation of Provideece.
She did not regret her hasty action,
and was sure she never would regret it.
Mr. Gill said that he had long wished for
a wife, and considered the remarkable
way in which he had met Mrs. Lascell as
a dispensation of providence in bis favor.
When the relief squad of police went on
at midnight they sent tbe couple half a
dozen blankets and some hot coffee.
Neither the groom nor the bride had a
cent of money.
THE INDIAN SOLDIER EXPERIMENT.
It Doesn't Appear To Be a Howling S ac
cess in tbe Wild West.
Washixgton CiTr, April 4. The news
received at the war department of the re
sult of the efforts being made by western
army officers to. .carry out the provisions
of the army appropriation bill authorising
the enlistment in the regular army of
2.000 Indian recruit 'is Verv disenurAffinc' '
xuts uiiitiais report mat me inaians will
not enlist in the infantry under any c.r
cumstauces, as they abhor walking. They
will not enlist in .the . cavalry except as
scouts,' because they do not care to bind
themselves to five yea rV service nor be
subject to removal to distant parts of tbe
country. lhen, too, they want their
women with them, and the great majority
of the bucks are unlit for military service
physically. It is doubtful if a single In
dian company can be recruited in the
More Hopeful Outlook South.
But the outlook in tbe south is more
hopeful. At Mouut Vernon barracks, Ala
bama, where the Apache Indians who led
the tieroniuio campaign are placed.it is
said, that all of the Indians, some thirty
five or forty, are about to enlist. These
Indians are said to be progressing rapidly
in the path of civilization, and the almost
incredible fact is reported that the re
nowned warrior, Geronimo, who was for
years the terror of the west, is now a
promiuent teacher ' in the local Sunday
school, and attends services regularly
every Sunday to to keep order.
l'nrdon Asked for Gen. Slgel's Son.
Washington- City, April 4. Mr. Will
iam Corvilus, of New York, accompanied
byiitsn Auditor liauereom aud Simon
Wolfe, called on Presideut Harrison yes
terday ami presented a petition for the
pardon of Rutiert Sigel, son of Gen. Franz
SigeL who was sentenced about two years
ago to nve years in the Kings county
(Brooklyn, N. Y..1 jail for forging a pen
sion certiticate. Tne petition bears the
indorsement of the grand jury that in
dieted, the jury that convicted, and the
assistant attorney who conducted the
case. The president referred the papers.
Voted to Abolish the Board.
MADlsox, Wis., April 4. The house yes
terday, by a vote of 54 to -1), concurred in
tbe senate bill to abolish the state board
of charities and reform and the state
board of snrpervisiou "and create a new
state board of control. In the senate, on
accouut of the absence of a number of
Democrats, Republicans had a majority
and refused to indefinitely postpone the
bill for an intermediate state prison. which
had bc-eu so reported by a committee.
The legislature adjourned until ednes-
Failure at St. Joseph, Mo.
ST. Joseph, Mo., April 4. Tho whole
sale boot and shoa store of Smith, Bias-
land & Co. was closed yesterday by the
sheriff on attachments aggregating $100,
000, to satisfy the creditors of A. L. Smith,
the senior member of the firm. The stock
is valued at f250,u00 and all claims will
be paid. A. r.' Smith has turned over to
the firm $'200,000 worth of property to sat
isfy his personal debts.
Suicided at His Daughter's Grave.
Savaskah. Ga., April 4. Thomas
Gadsden, the cashier of tbe Merchants'
National bank of this city, blew his
brains out yesterday at. bis daughter's
grave in Laurel drove cemetery. He was
a prominent business man in this city for
many years. .
. Six Thousand Men to Strike.
New Yoek, April 4. Unless tbe boss
painters agree to give their employes
eight hours a day and 3.,5P for tbe work
oy to-oay a general strike will be lnstv
tuted on Mondaj, jn which &000.men if ill
JAHNS & BERTELSEN,
1 in ware .And Housis
1612 second avenue.
-IN THIS IjTTTLE
are combined all the latest improvements for similar Machine?,
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles
to insure speed, comfort and durability.
If joq think of baying a machine it will psy yon to come and see us.
THE FAIR, 1705 Second Avenue.; ;
We Sel Mace, Let Otliers Follow if tbey Can
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT, ,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second a venae,
Offer to the Pablic the most brilliant Hue of the season in
Lounges and Coaches.
Centre, Library and
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Irish Cough Sryup
Acta quickly, is perfectly safe and never fails to cure all Lung troubles.
TRY IT. , 10c, 25c and 50c Bottles.
Medicine known for all Kidney, Lung and Stomach trocbit-s. is
Thomas Kidney and Liver Pills.
So a Bottle Samples free.
THE LION PROCESS SHOE?
If not try a pair; they will give you more satis
faction for your money than any shoe you have
ever bought. . Only one sole and that of THE VERY ; '
BEST. Outer and inner sole one solid piece of the J
best sole leather.
No Ripping off of Soles.
No Squeaking, and no Breaking in.
Just as easy as a band tamed, and will wear twice
. long. Every pair stamped on the sole
FOR SALE BY
. Sola Agent for
Central Sboe Store,1 : ' '
" 1818 Second Avenue.
Furnishing Goods. - i
'rock island, ill.
Extension i ab!-s.
Hat R-ickfi, ":J -
' Wardrobes, , '
Parlor Tables, Eto
Druircist, TWk Island.
I C. H. & T.
1 LION PttOCESS
fat. Sept. 4. lbSd
Rock Island. .
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