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THE ABGUB, THUKSDAY,
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i ai jiiu in. mm. a.
L'"th ilie i;:etlicil and results when
Synm ct' Firs is taken; it ii pleasant
i.Lvj i'rosliuij: t the taste, ami acts
!Tf :-t!y yet promptly on the Kidnoyc,
A:fc :i!il Bowels, cleanses the sve
: eiiivtually, dispels coMs, head
: ' ami fevers and euros liali:ual
: ii;niicu. 8vn:p of Figs is the
:'.y remedy of its kind ever pro
, pleasing t tlie taste and ac-i--V
to the s:.:i!:trli, prompt in
ir- ii and t riily Wnetfoial iu its
el'-. -. prepared only from the most
1 . i : t : i v
ni:d agreeaule substances, its
xefiknt fj-.ialiiies commend it
Siave made it the most
ar jc iiiedv known.
Symp .,f Figs is for sale in 50c
and r'l bottles by all leading dmg-pi.-t.s.
Any reliable druggist vho
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one vho
wishes to try it. " Do not 'accept nny
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
LOUISVILLE, AY. . NEW YORK, N.f.
C. C. TAYLOR,
First door east of I omlnn Clmh
Statuary Given Away.
Probably that happens at
almost every wedding; and if it
1 doesn't, it's a good plan to
I buy one or two pieces for
the mantel piece, the center-
table, or the corner bracket you
don't know just how to fill up.
f I have several pieces of
Florentine statuary, not at all
bad, which I am offering at
I very much reduced prices; and
J some larger prices, also.
Q. M Looslev.
1606 Second Avenno.
in ecus c y
8200.00 and Upward
for 'ale, secured on Inr.d worth from three to five
times the amount of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent serai-.innuully, collected nn 1
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Rooms 3 and 4 Mason !o Temple.
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. E. REIDY,
Will bay, sell and manage property on commis
sion. Collect rent and pays tuxes. Care and
management ot property solicited Hep
's resents some of the most reliable
Insurance Companies In toe
. United States.
" 1 ' Second Avenue, over
"loppe's Tailor Shop.
THE SUICIDAL MANIA.
Th Self-Destructien Craze Reaches
w Attempts in Kock Island This
Morning and One BucreftMfnl
Joneph Barton's Suicide
Joseph Burton, living on West Sevens
teenth street; south of Second avenue,
succeeded in dispatching himself to the
unknown country this morning. The
means employed was two ounces of
laudanum. He took one ounc at an early
hour this morning, and finding it had
failed of the desired effect he went to
Thomaa'drug store and purchased another
ounce it is not known where he secured
the first quantity stating that it was for
his daughter who had the ear ache. It
was 8:30 that his daughter discovered him
in the act of draining the bottle. She at
tempted to wrestle the bottle from him,
but it was too late. He said he had
taken in all two ounces and was
determined to end his existence.
As quickly as possible the daugh
ter sent for a physician and Dr.
Eyster arriving at once found the pa
tient already under the influence of the
poison to such an extent that he was
numb and unconscious. The doctor ap
plied emetics and labored diligently
with the suicide, but he had been loo
successful in his purpose and at 10:25 he
Burton was 43 years of age and had
lived in Rock Island for about 20 years,
altogether. He was a moulder by trade,
being employed at the Rock Island Stove
works. He leaves a wife and seven chil
dren, a son in St. Louis and six others
in this city.
Domestic troubles probably constitute
the cause of Burton's crime. He had at
tempted it twice before but failed, and
while be bad been given to dissipation
and was arrested four weeks ago with a
bottle of laudanum in his possession, he
was no relation to the individuals who
had given notoriety to the name in Rock
Island, but was generally industrious and
was very highly regarded at the stove
works where be had been so long em
ployed. He has a brother also a moul
der, named John Burton.
On learning ot the suicide Coroner
ITawes summoned a jury, composed ot J.
R. Johnston, foreman, Lawrence Kramer,
rhil Miller. L. V. Elkhart, E. M. Wilcox.
and J. B. Lidder, who, after viewing the
body, adjourned until this afternoon, when
the testimony developed the facts as
above given, and a verdict of death by
suicide was found.
SAVED FROM SELF DESTBUCIION.
Mrs. W. C.McKinney, living on Market
square attempted suicide early this morn
ing by eating the heads off a quantity of
matches. Dr. 8. C. Plummer was sum
moned and succeeded in expelling the
sulphurous substance from the young
woman's stomach, and she is now in a
fair way to recovery. The rash act was
due to unreasonable jealousy and was no
doubt repented of as soon as committed.
The couple have always lived happily to
all appearances. Last evening they had
company, and the husband accompanied
a couple of young ladies home. The
young wife became jealous of them, and
life to her lost all its charms at once.
AX IMPRESSIVE PJTE.
The Weddtnc of Henry Jtenler and
Mint Tlierrfca Lazarn Lint Even
ing. Last night at the residence of Edward
Eahn, 1011 Fourth avenue, occurred the
wedding of Henry W. Resler to Miss
Theresa Lazarus, daueater of N. Lazarus.
919 Second avenue, Rev. F. W. Jessel
son, of Grand Rapids, Mich., an uncle of
the bnde, officiating, the solemn and im
pressive Jewish ceremony being per
formed. The bride was attirad in a beau
tiful wedding costume of white, and the
groom in plain black. After the cere
mony hearty congratulations were show
ered upon the happy coup'e and the com
pany repaired to the residence, of the
bride's parents on Second avenue where
a bounteous wedding supper was served
and the couple left on a late train on a
wedding tour in the east, after which they
will return and make their home in
Omaha, where the groom is interested in
the Kilpatrick-Koch dry goods company
of that city. A number of people from
outside the city were in attendance,
among whom were T. Resler, father of
the groom, of Zanesville, Ohio, Ike
Ganger of Cleveland, O., Dr. O. S. Hoff
man, Omaha, Henry Hirshstein, Omaha,
and Dr. Freuder, of Davenport. The
couple were also the recipients of a large
number of telegrams of a congratulatory
nature from friends outside the city.
Samuel Graham was fined $3 by Magis
trate Wivill this morning 'for drunken
ness. John Smith was fined $10 and costs by
Magistrate Wivill this morning for as
sault. The case grows put of a little
neighborhood disturbance up town in
which Smith so far forgot himself as to
jump over in the neighbor's yard and slap
the neighbor's wife in the face because
she had thrown a lump of coal at him.
Smith paid the fine and all the parties
went back to their now peaceful homes.
THE FAST RUX
Yevterda)' Flyinar Trip From Chi
eaco to Bork Island.
The special train mentioned in last
night's Arqvs.wbs the chief topic of cons
versation around the C. R I. & P. depot
yesterday afternoon. Little groups were
seen here and there talking over the
probabilities of tne run and each naming
the engineer, who in his opinion, would
be the best man to make the run. The
waiting room of the telegraph office, or
as Conductor McGuire termed it, the
"railroad men's reading room," was filled
with employes of the road who were dis
cussing the fastest runs that had been
made on different roads and all anxiously
awaiting the arrival of the train for which
the track had all been cleared and every
thing put in shape to make it a
nouble run. Some one on the look
out announced that she was in
sight and all made a rush
to see engine 192 with Engineer
John Dickerman at the throttle, come to
a standstill at precisely 3:20, or exactly
four hours and 25 minutes after leaving
Chicago, which is considered by persons
competent to judge, very good time for
that distance considering the tlow run
rung through the Chicago city limits and
that, seven heavy cats were attached,
which was shown by the fact that slack
was taken three times before the train
was started on leaving the city. To an
Argcs reporter, who climbed up Into the
cab on its arrival. Engineer Dickerman
said that he considered it a fairly good
run, considering that 11 stops had been
made. A good supply of coal was on
hand though the water in the tank was
getting a trifle low. Two firemen were
on the engine, Firemen Logeman and
Webber and the train was in charge of
An Inestimable Blessing.
Now th at the filter plant has been in
operation for a few days, the people are
beginning to realize the inestimable val
ue of Hon. Ben T. Cable's gift to the
city. While his generosity and puilano
thropy were highly commended at the
time of the public announcement of his in
tentions, the far reaching and equitable
distribution of its blessings are now more
forcibly impressed upon the public mind.
The filter is doing all claimed for it, and
it has certainly wrought a beneficial
transformation not only in the appear
ance, but in the taste of tbe water which
is forced through the city mains. Clean
sed of all impurities, its limpidity and
healthfulness compares favorably with
artesian water, and lessens the desire for
that heretofore much-sought nectar.
It is not strange, therefore, that the
gratitude of the community upon which
he has bestowed such a princely heritage,
should go out spontaneously to Mr. Ca
ble. Although only one of his many acts
of benevolence, this memorial to his
father is the grandest of them ali. It
exemplifies filial affection and good will
toward his fellow men to a degree too
rarely witnessed in this day and genera
A Handsome sihonlnc.
A neat little pamphlet containing a list
ot tbe names of those to whom piano and
organs have been sold during the past 11
years by the Rock Island branch house o!
W. W. Kimball company, has been issued
by the manager, I). Roy Bowlby. It af
fords an idea of the scope of territory
covered by the Rock Island branch. It
includes 22S towns in IllinoisOhio.Wiscon
sin, Iowa,Minnesota,Dakota, New Jersey,
Kansas, Minnesota, Dakota, Iowa, Mis
souri and Montana, and shows tbe names
of 3 500 some of them dealers to whom
instruments have been sold. The total
number of instruments sold by the Kock
Island branch during the time was 7,005.
the local branch alone employing 12 hands
and having an annual running expense of
$12,000. When it is considered that this
enterprising housa reaches out tor busi
ness over so wide a territory, and enters
into so many homes in cities and towns
round about us as well as remote, one
may form an idea of how great are the
advantages Rock Island is to gain there
from. In some of the citie3 of Illinois,
and also of Iowa, it looks as if Mr. Bowl
by must have sold half the town from the
long list of names furnished.
The approaching wrestling match be
tween Comstock and Burns at Harper's
theatre Saturday night promises to be an
interesting event. All the local sports
are eagerly looking forward to it and the
Athletic club will no doubt realize the
success it expects to from it.
Tbe Davenport base ball club opens its
season at tbe new ball park on that side
of the river Saturday in a game with tbe
R. K. club of that city. The Davenports
are stronger than ever this season and
will give the tri-city enthusiasts an excel
lent article of ball this year. Rock Island
will contribute its measure of support to
Director Hood, of the Davenport club,
was in Rock Island this morning in con
sultation with Harry Sage, Rock Island's
crack player. Sage would like to play
in Davenport and the club would like to
have him, out the salary limit does not
permit of signing him. Mr. Hood
had been informed that Rock Island par
ties were willing to furnish f 200 toward
Sage's salary. Under thesa terms Sage
might be signed. He went to Davenport
with Mr. Hood, and it is to be hoped will
become a member of the team over there.
Cohdova, 111., April 15 Considerable
of ifHtrest is being manifested by the li
cense and anti-license people and there
promises to be quite a battle at the com
ing village election.
Mrs. CUra Pepper acd family, daugh
ter of D. Zimmerman, started for Wat-r-yille.
Wash., on Monday, to join her
husband who is located there, and
gaged in the practice of law Bod rl
Homer Metzaar, wbo a short time
went to Chicago to take charge of a bus
iness in wbich his brother George has an
interest, has returned and says be
fers Cordova as a residence in the
Arthur Z m merman. grand3on of D.
Zimmerman, who has been visiting his
relatives nere, Biarteu tor uoloraio wieie
he is engaged with bit uncls io mini
A roving band of to-called Turks passed
tnrougn here on Wednesday with a hear
and some monkeys much to the delight of
WillUm Reynolds, of Ce town, who
has been sit k some time with :a rippe, is
reported as being no better.
R. C Cool anil srn hre usy slipping
corn Cornpetiti n is rite arnoag the
iriin de tiers her.
Firmer nre ro busv now tbev bardiy
stop to take time to bny fo called S!c
W. Co il is buyiog all kinds of grain in
sigtit ard paying tie highest market
Coumy Saperintenden. C. B Marfha-1
is preDaring to move to Rock Island.
William Coal's wife is very low wi:h
inflrr mitory rbeumttism.
Jes- Da;.!ev is convahtceot from his
A poor man succeeded in gaining .id
mission to the presence of the wealthy
Baron Rapineau, to whom he told the
harrowing story of his misfortunes and
his destitution in such eloquent terms
that the baron, moved to pit-, with tears
in his eyes and his voice broken with
sobs, said in faltering accents to his
'Jean, turn the poor fellow out he
breaks my heart." La Chronique.
A Serious Matter.
Senior Partner Look here. Mr. Sheep
ly, the 1st of January you came to me
and said you were seriously thinking of
getting married, and on the strength of
that I gave you a raise in your salary.
What's the matter? Aren't you going to
Sheeply Xo. sir. I thought so seri
ously of it that I concluded I wouldn't,
Winter A ironies.
Office Boy Please, sir, my cold's dat
bad I can't hardly stand it. an' my head
aches like blazes, an' an' I've jrot a ter
rible sore head, an' my neck's stiff, an' I
got a sty coming over one eye, an' de
udder one's weak, an' an' "
Employer That will do, James. The
skating must be pretty good to make
yon have as many ailments as that!
A Victim of Habit.
Burglar (as Jagway enters his own
room) Hands up and no uuise!
Jagway (complying) I can't see you,
but I suppose you must be a burglar.
Why don't you light the gas?
Burglar Xot much. I used to be a
landlord. Brooklvn Life.
Teacher When you stop to think of
it, scholars, the rivers are very important
things. Xow, what would we do if
there were no rivers to carry away the
rain and the melting snow?
The Prodigy Let 'em run down the
sewer?. Lowell Citizen.
Mamma You naughty girl! You've
eaten every cooky there was on the
plate. I told you you might have three.
Little Edith Yes, but you didn't tell
me which three. So I had to eat all to
be sure to get the right ones. Boston
lion He Came Out.
BnlSnch What's the matter, "Wooden?
Wooden I've just been to ask old
Cashlwx for his daughter.
Bulfinch Well, how did you come
Wooden Through the window. Bos
All He Did.
Dashaway I lost eighty dollars last
Cleverton At what?
Dashaway Dropping in at a little
game of poker and looking on a few min
utes. Brooklyn Life.
On the Elevated.
Maud Ethel, dear, how old will you
be on your next birthday?
Guard (closing the door) Thirty-four
Maud Dear me! How did he know?
New York Sun.
A riea.it g Senas
Of health and strength renewed and of
ease and comfort fo.lows the use of Sy
rup of Figs, as it acts in harmon y with
nature to effectually cleanse the system
when costive or bilious. For sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading druggists.
AT DAVKSPOHT BALL PARK
SATURDAY P. M. April 18th.
Game called at 3:30, sharp.
Tinware And Hotjsk
-IN THIS LITTLE SIACHTNE-
are combined all the latest improvements for similar Machines,
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles '
to insure speed, comfort and durability.
" II yoa tb:nk of bnying a machite it will pay you to come and teens.
THE FAIK. 1705 Second Avenue.
ffe Set the Pace, Let OtliersFollow if ley Can
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1S13 Second avenue,
Offer to tbe Public the mo$l brilliant line of the season in
Lounges and Couches.
Centre, Library and
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
lrish Cough SryupE
Acts quickly, is perfectly safe and never fails to cure all Lun troubles.
-Medicine known for all Kidney, Lung and Stomach troubles, is
Go a Bottle Samples free.
Have you worn
THE LION PROCESS SHOE?
If not try a pair; they will give yon more satis- V
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. ' ;
No Ripping off of Soles.
No Squeaking, and no Breaking in.
Just as easy as a hand;turned, and will wear twice
as long. Every pair stamped on the sole 1
FOB SALE BY
Sole Agent for Rock Island.
Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue.
ROCK ISLAND, DLL.
10c, 25c and 50c Bottles.
and Liver Pills.
Druggist, Rock Island.
I C. H. A T.
1 Pat. Sept. 4. 1688.
Elm Street Store,
2989 Fifth Avenue.