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THE ABGUB. SATUHDAY. APKtL, 11. ltWl.
Both tlie method aiul results vhen
Snip of FLr3 is taken; it is pier sant
and rctre-hing to tlic taste, and acts
cvntly yet promptly on the Kidney:,
Liver and Bowel, cleanses the sys
tem t'Ht't'tiniHy, di.-pels colds, l.ead-ach;-
and fevers end em-es habitual
coii.-iipatioii. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy cf its kind ever pro
diieed. pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptahle to the stomach, prompt in
it? action and truly beneficial in it3
efleeK prepared only from the most
healthy :n:d agreealde snbstancts. its
many excellent qualities commend it
to ail and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
and 81 bottles by all leading drug
girts. 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.
SAH FRANCISCO, CAL,
10WSVIUE. KV. NEW YORK. fl.Y-
C. C. TAYLOR,
F'.m door oust of I rai c!o:h
Statuary Given Away.
Probably that happens at
almost every wedding; and if it
doesn't, it's a good pkn to
buy one or two pieces for
the mantel piece, the centei
table,or the corner brackei you
don't know just how to fill up.
I have several pieces of
Florence statuary, not at all
bad, which I am offering at
very much reduced prices; and
some larger prices, also.
G. M Loosiey.
1609 Second Avenue.
is ecus cp
$200.00 and Upward
for sale, secured on land worth from th ee to five
times the amount of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi-annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HTJE3T,
Attoknet at Law
Rooms 8 and 4 Masonic Temple.
KOCK ISLAJD, ILL.
J. E. REIDY,
Will bay, sell and manage property eti commis
sion. Collect rent and pays taxes. Jareand
management of property solicited- Kcp
rescnU some ol the most reliable
Insurance Companies In the
1803 Second Avenue over
Hoppe'e Tailor Shop.
An Important Case in the Circuit
The I'tnat Tentament of th Late Al
nnHon Sinnett to be Contested
ty K. M. Bowman and tiny
An important case in chancery was
filed in the circuit court yesterday after
noon, returnable at the May tirra. Ia it
Edward S. Bowman and Gay Bowman,
sons of E. H. Bowman, Jr., and grand
children of the late Alanson Sinnett, pe
tition to have the last wi!l of the Jalter
set aside, on the ground that he was not
of sound mind when the will was made,
and that it was made in accordance with
the dictation of those who fared best by
Mr. Sinnett, it will be remembered,
died in 1835, and his will was ratde
a month before his death. By the terms
of bis final teEtament his estate, valued
at about $45,000, was left to his son,
James W. Sinnett. of Carthage, Mo.,
his son, F. M. Sinnett. and daughter,
Mrs. Laura E. Wilson, of this city, while
the children of his deceased daughter,
Mrs. Ellen Bowman, and a grand-daughter,
Minnie Sinnett. of Grandviile, O.,
were cut off with little more than the law
allows. Mrs. Bowman died in 1876. and
herjfotr children received as their propor
tion two lots anions; them and $ 100 ia
The law provides that heirs who are
minors at the time of the death of the tes
tator, may have three years after they be
come of age to contest. Ed. Bowman
has attained his majority, and Guy will
become of age this summer. They.there
fore, petition the court to set the iil
aside, and that the estate be distributed
according to law, which would give them
their rightful share as legal heirs.
Jackson & Hurst are attorneys for the
THE DAVENPORT SALE.
A Few Vntmnortant Par e'niir Land
ItiHpoMFd orthi Morning Adjworn
ntrnt 1'ntil Monday.
According to the adjournment jester-
day, the sale of the Davenport estate was
opened again at 10 o'clock this morains
Another large crowd was present, anions;
which were many who have selected iota
upon which thej will bid and are pa
tiently awaiting the opportunity to do to.
The first piece offered was lot 12 in block
Bailey Davenport's founh addition,
situated near the street car barns asd was
boncht by Carl Freshe for $320. The
next foffered was lot 7, in block 2,
Bailey Davenport's third addition, and
was sold to Frederick Gest for 100.
Then lot 5. in block 5, Bailev Daveo
port's third addition upon which William
Reddig has livea a number of years and
has a deed for which that has never been
recorded, was bid ia by his attbrney.Maj .
Connelly, for $1 to save his client tbe
trouble of litigation, should some onee'.'e
purchase the lot.
Cap'. Peetz, the administrator, then
concluded to arrange some financial mat
ters with those who have already pur
chased land, before proceeding any
further with tbe sale and accordingly it
was adjourned till Monday morning at
An Vapleasant DiMatrrrmrnt.
James II. Kerr was fined $8 and costs
in Magistrate Wivill's court on Thursday
for assault and battery committed on
Matthew Bachman, and in return Kerr
swore out a warrant charging Bachman
with the same offense and his trial
came up this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The
case grows out of peculiar circumstances.
Someone has been driving over the side
walk in front of Kerr's residence on
Thirty-eighth street and Fifteenth ave
nue, and a Bhort time ago he tacked a
notice on a post applying an opprobrious
epithet to the offender and setting forth
in very strong terms that unless tbe
offender ceased to trespass he must abide
by tbe consequences. A few days ago
Bachman, who drives a milk wagon,
asked Kerr what that notice meant.
Whereupon Kerr reiterated the statement
on the notice in yery strong terms, and
the result was tbe above mentioned cases.
The remainder of tbe story is being beard
The Children e Fart.
As usual tbe children will take an im
portant part in the May festival given by
the ladies of the First M. E. church at
the Rock Island rink this year. A par
ticularly enjoyable feature will be the
presentation of a spectacular selection,
entitled, "The Draggon Fly." in which
75 children will take part, brilliantly cob-
tumed to represent different insects. It
will be a grand feature of the May festi
val, and the Methodist ladies expect not
only in this but in all other attractions
in connection with their festival, to
eclipse all former efforts this season.
Keport of Belief Society for 31 arch.
During the month of March clothing
was donated by Miss Peterson, Mrs Eiiza
Lee, Mrs. Mary Wads worth, Mesdames
Sudlow, Stewart, Thompson, A. C. Dart,
C. F. Denkman, Don Mitchell and Mrs
Emma M. Johnson. Given out in the
First ward, clothing and groceries, $8.60;
Third ward, clothing and groceries,
$10.40; Fifth ward, $10.75; Sixth ward.
clothing $1; Seventh ward, clothing, $2
Srriona CoIUmiob and Wreck on the
feoathnest Division of the llorlt
Inland Road Veaterday Horning.
A bad wreck occurred between Vincent
and Washington on the southwest divi
sion of the Rock Island roed yesterday
morning. It was a front end collison,
between passenger train 15 drawn by en
gine 334, with Engineer Stevens at the
throttle and Conductor E. A. Stone in
charge, and freight train 43 with Engi
neer Frank Norton in charge. Tte
davenport Democrat of this
thus describes the accident:
To all appearances the trains came to
gether at full speed. The wreck was
universal and complete or as much so as
was possible without loss of lite. Engi
neer Frank Norton of the feight was hurt
the worst of any of the persons injured.
It is thought that he was on the sirte of
his engine on the outside of the cure and
that possibly he did not see tbe passen
ger train before the two trains crashid into
each other. At any rate he was caught
inside of hi3 engine and was baaly
crushed. His fireman, named Wilson,
was also badly hurt. Both men were
extricated from the wreck and placed
upon cushions, and were, as soon as pos
sible, placed upon a car and given medi
cal treatment. The surgeons refused to
allow their removal from their car until
their ennditioo was improved. Engineer
Stevens of the pasesenger rolled
out of of his cab window and es
coped serious injury. Head Brakeunn
Brown of the freight train had walked
back upon the second car in the train to
set a brake, and as the grade was ap
proached, and the shock of the collision
threw him clear to the front of the train
and he was scalded by water and steam
escaping from the ennines. The two
mail clerks. W. H. Hope, of Birmingham,
and E. J. Brown, of St. Joseph.Mo., hed
their faces badly skinned, and Hope was
so badly bruised and hurt that he is un
able to walk; Brown managed to get to
the door of the car after the first shock
and it clospd upon him and caught him
with his head outside and his bodyiuside.
He was nearly choked by the time he was
released from bis uncomfortable and dan
gerous predicament. Besides these at
taches of the train, slight injuries were
received by Mrs. Ballard, of Kingsiey,
Kas., Charles Judkins, of Princeton,
Minn., and R v. Thomas, a colored
clergyman, of Washington. Iowa.
Engineer Norton, who received the
most serious injuries, is a married man,
his home being in Eldora, Iowa. The
two engines were totally wrecked, and
will probably never go on the track aghin.
Their boilers were telescoped and the
shock of the collision sent both engines
to one side of the track about 10 feet.
Mail car No. 32. of the passenger train,
was overturned and splintered, nothing
but the floor being left whole. Tbe mail
matter was scattered around promiscu
ously, but was scooped up and put in the
hands of a couple of experienced mail
clerks for sorting. The baggage car was
also badly smashtd, the passenger coaches
escaped almost without injury. The
freight train fBred even worse. The
leading cars in the train were loaded with
shelled corn, acd six of these were broken
open and corn scattered here, there and
CLEAR AS CRYSTAL.
Sparkling Waters Flow t'rom the
fnbl- Memorial Kilter An Knlirr-
Tbe Cable memorial filter at the Rock
Island waterworks is now in complete
operation and is working successfully in
all its details. O. H. Jewell, who Las
been here directing the work of putting
it together, returns to Chicago tonigh..
This morning Mayor McConochie and
Park Commissioner Jackson visited tbe
waterworks and inspected the filler. They
were amazed at the purifying effects of
the filter and delighted with the clear and
sparkling water that runs from the filter
ing tanks into the immense basin whence
it is pumped into the city pipes.
The river is now at its worst possible
stage, as consumsrs of hydrant water will
testify from their observations and expe
rience of late, and it is astonishing to see
how the repulsive water as it comes out
of the inlet pipe, is divested of the mud
like substances after passing
through the process of filtering.
The three immense tanks which con
tain the filters are kept brimfull of wat
er,, which, when it reaches within a foot
of the top, is cut oft automatically until
it declines eight inches and then starts
again. To look at the water as it flows
into the tanks and then to see the endless
sparkling stream running into the basin
from which it is taken to the city mains,
readily convinces one of what a wonder
ful invention the Jewell filter is, and af
fords some realization of tbe real nature
and scope of Mr. Cable's liberality in his
New Tear's gift to the city of Rock Island,
distributing as it does its blessings to all
The Adams Wall Paper Company.
The Adams Walt Paper Company have
an advertisement in another part of The
Argus to which they inyite the attention
of the public. This firm have branch
stores in Davenport, Reynolds and Mo
line. They carry the largest line of wall
papers if any firm west of Chicago.
They have just opened an art department
where they have a large and elegant
variety of pictures and art materials.
A rieastDg Sens
Of health and Btrength 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.
Butter cups put up in bait and one
pound air tight jars, smaller amount
loose, at Krell & Matb'-s.
A Xainber ttt JaTtnlle Part es
Mrs. II. C Marshall's pinno and organ
pupils with their parents and a few of
tbeir friends, met with her at her home,
107 Tbirt:enth street, last evening and
spent a very pleasant hour. Selections
were rendered by Mrs. E E. Miller, Miss
Zidie Heitahrend, Mildred Warnocb,
Etta and John Hagey, May Griffith and
Miss Cora Johnson, all of whom reflected
credit on their teacher. Vocal solos
were given by Prof. Griffith and R.
S. Brown, tbe brother of Mrs. Marshall.
8 A party was given at tbe home of Miss
Ada IUingwnrin on Twenty-third Etrcet
last evening. About 12 couple of her
youtg friends assembled and spent tbe
evening in dancing and sOeibl pastimes,
and an excellent supper was served and
all enjoyed a very pleasant evening.
Miss May Ferguson gave a very pleas
ant party to about 3) of h';r giri friends
at her home on Twentieth street on
Thursday afternoon, it being the occ
sion of her 14ih birthday. Dinty re
freshments were served an 1 a very pleas
ant afternoon was spent by nil.
Isltnd City Camp 31 9. M. W. A , held
a basket sociable at the lodge l a'l last
evening. Refreshments were served and
a happy evening spent in dancing, etc,
Tn Yon Kerp Your Mouth Open?
"Hare you ever noticed," said a physi
cian, "how many of the people you meet;
have the habit of keeping their lips parted
a little? Just observe people's mouths in
your walks about the city, and you will be
surprised at the truth of what I am telling
you. Or perhaps you will not be surprised
now that I have put you on your Ktiard,
but you will find the numlier is exceeding
ly large. I venture to say that more than
three-quarters of tbe men ami women to
be met in the streets of this city will be
found to have their mouths habitually
partly open. To some extent this is due to
catarrh, which is almost a national-disease,
and which renders nose breathing in at
least some cases not an easy thing. Then
I think that it is largely the result of bad
The habit cf opening the lips a little is
easily acquired, acd like all habits not
easily broken. Then again there are some
people who have the habit of humming to
themselves as they walk, which naturally
tends to throw the mouth open. Of course
the general habit of which I am speaking
is an extremely bad one. The nose is the
instrument civ-en us to breathe with, and
only when the air passes through the nose
and is strained there, especially in cold
weather, is it in fit condition to enter the
Much more attention should be given to
the formation of the habit of uose breath
ing than is generallv the case. This is a
fact that ought to le forcibly impressed
ou the mind of every parent and every
teacher. After violent exercise it is nat
ural aud inevitable to breathe throngh the
mouth, just (is the dog throws open bis
jaws and hangs out his tongue w hen ex
haitsted by some secial effort. But the
dog and all other animals when in normal
condition breathe only through the nose,
and men. women and children ought to do
the same. New York Tribune.
An Old lurnkntor.
The art, of hatching eggs by artificial
menus is popularly supposed to be of recent
or, at least, a modern invention. A com
mon expression often applied to it is "rais
ing chickens by steam.7' Uut it is older
than the present civilization. The practice
was in vogue in Egypt when Solomon built
the tempi at Jerusalem, and chickens by
the million have been brought into being
annually by this artificial means.
The United States consul general at
Cairo, Egypt, John Caldwell, made a per
sonal inspection of the methods of incuba
tion practiced in Egypt, and in one of his
reports gives full details of his investiga
tions. He writes: With the purpose of
seeing the ancient industry for myself I
went into thedistrictof Abae Abbasseeyeh,
north of Cairo, where I had the good for
tune to find a very respectable establish
ment iu full operation.
Though I had never seen one before, I
recognized the incubatory in the distance
by the six heat escapes, which extended a
short distance above the structure. I di
rected the hackman toward the building,
but on reaching it not a sign of life was
visible abont the premises. There was a
door in one corner of the structure and a
window near it, but both were shut up
with heavy wooden shutters, and the door
was locked from the inside.
A mystical rap on the window by my
guide brought to the door one of the at
tendants. In a few moments I was in dark
passages, peering into huge brick ovens or
chambers, in which were tens of thousands
of eggs, and in two of which were thou
sands of little chickens just from the
shells, and not able to look after food. In
a recess there was the remnant of the last
hatch of a few days before, four or five
hundred active, healthy, vigorous chicks,
not yet marketed. Minneapolis Journal.
"Whr.t shall I do?" wrote somebody to
me not long ago. "I have a relentless and
bitter enemy; what shall I do about it?"
Cultivate him, is my answer. There ia
nothing better for the development of the
brawn of your soul than a good, active,
open enemy. Do you remember, if you
ever lived on a farm, how the hoe acted on
the coruhills and the pruning knife on the
vines? A sure way to set the green tassels
flying and the clusters ripening on the
trellis is to call in the active and aggress
ive action of the cultivator and the pruner.
I wouldn't give a snap of a sore finger for
a person who never had an enemy. You
might as well be dead. It is a sign that
you are very actively alive if somebody
Did you ever see truant schoolboys club
bing scrub oaks for apples? No, sir; it is
the fruit trees and the nut bearing trees
that get the stones and the shakings every
time, and the riper and sweeter the fruit
and tbe more plentiful the nuts the more
boys congregate and the moro clubs are
thrown. Never be afraid then of an
enemy, provided he lights you according to
the tactics of a white man rather than an
Indian. God pity you if your foe is a liar
and shoots from an ambush. All the brav
ery and pluck in the world never availed a
man when a savage lay for him behind a
bush. Chicago Herald.
' PttbUa Boucr.
I hove authority to use tbe label of th
American Tailors union.
Tinware And House
1012 second ' avenue.
-IN THIS LITTLE MACHINE-
are combined all the latest improvements for similar Machines,
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles
to insure sp aed, comfor t and durability.
If joa thick of buying a machine it will pay you to come and tee u.
THE FAIK, 1705 Second Avenue.
We Set UiePace, Let Otliers Follow iftliBy Can
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and
-02er to the Pablic the most
Lounges and Couches.
Centre. Libs art and
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Irish Cough Sryup
Acta quickly, is perfectly safe and never ails to cure all Lncg troubles.
TOY r"' 10c, 25c and 50c Bottles.
Medicine known for all Kidney, Lung and Stomach troubles, is
Thomas Kidney and Liver Pills.
So 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 shoe you have
ever bought. Only one sole and that of THE VERY
BEST. Outer and inner sole one solid piece of the
best sole leather.
Just as easy as a hanoVtnrned, and will wear twice
as long. Every pair stamped on the sole
- -t OB SALE BY
Sole Agent for Rock Island. '
Central Shoe Store, . Elm Street Store, , . 1
1818 Second Avenue. 2928 Fifth Avenue.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
1813 Second avenue,
brilliaat line of the season in
Parlor Tables, Etc.
Drusreist, Rock Island.
and no Breaking in.
C. H. & T. I
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