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THE ABGUB MQyPAT.I APRIL 27. i8Ul.
Both the method ami results when
Svnip of Figs is taken ; it is pleasant
ainl refreshing to the taste, and aetc
Lvntly yet promptly oil the Kidueyt,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem etleetually, dispels colds, head-iuIk-s
anU fevers ami cures habitual
..vmstipatioii. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
,tiuvl, pleasing to the taste and ac
oeptaMe to the stomach, prompt in
it? action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
11 1 11. T-.i .
neaiU'V iiwi jij;iccaine suutuaiices, 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" 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. CAU
LOUISVILLE. KY. NEW YORK, N.Y-
Shelf Oil Cloth.
Room and Picture
jyPfctXf Curd. Twine Nai's
snd licks at lowest prlc.
Gill r.nrt see
First door east of London Cloth
The Japanese, excel in eoft
decorations on egg shell porce
lain. I have a new covered
broth bowl and saucer that
shows this. It would be hard
to find anything daintier for a
In glassware the American
factories are improving every
year. A new glass banquet
lamp, silk shade (small size
takes two or three at least for
a table) are quite attractive.
Plenty of flower pots, plain
Q. M Loosltsy.
CHINA AND GLA,
1609 Second Avenue.
IS 81113 C
8200.00 and Upward
For ea!e, secured on land worth from three to five
time the amount of the loan.
Interest 1 per cent semi-annually, collected anu
remitted free of charge.
E. "W. HURST,
Attoknet at Latv
Room 3 and A Masonle Temple.
j ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. K REIDY,
' Two lota in Gnjer'a addition for sa'.e very
Mew five room cottage on Thirty-first street,
large lot, can be bought on long lime very low
Also a number of smaller city lota in good loca
tion cheap on lone time.
A Urge line of dwelling in different parts of
city now on iitt. Call and examine.
Three ff rst-clM Insurance Companies.
1803 Second Avenue, over
Hoppe's Tailor Shop.
The Well Known Physician Passes
THE FOAL SUMMONS LAST EVEXIXG.
Sketch af the Lire of the Deceased
A Ten Weeka' IllBesss-Tirae or
Dr. Thomas Gait died at bis home 1208
Second avenue, at 5:45 last evening. The
fatsl malady was cirrhosis of the liver,
with which as all know the doctor had
been a patient suffarer for many weeks.
He had been confined to his bed ten
weeks today, although he bad been suf
fering for some time before giving up.
It was apparent from the outset that his
ailment was a serious one and Dr. Gait
coincided in the views of his attendants,
Drs.Truesdaleand Craig, that the chances
were greatly against his recovery. Never
theless he bad shown wonderful vitality
and physical endurance and not until
afternoon yesterday did he become en
tirely unconscious, and he remained so
until the last.
Dr. Gait was born in Lan caster county
Pa., July 13, 1831. His ancestry was
American as far back as six generations
born on American soil, his early ances
their first realty
on this conti
nent from Wil
liam Penn, and
same is still in
Dr. ihomat call. a wniiw me origi
nal grant is occupied by lineal descend
ant. Thomas Gait received the early ;
educational advantages afforded by the
common schools of his native place and
in 1S51 and '52 he attended college at
Academia, Juinata county. Pa. As soon
as he had completed his academic course
he entered upon the study of medicine in
the office of H. H. Childs, ex-lieutenant
governor of Massachusetts. In 1855 he ;
graduated from the Berkshire Medical
College, Massachusetts, with the degree
of doctor, and with the distinction of re
ceiving at tbe same time tbe go'i medal
awarded by the Massachusetts State Med
ical society to tbe student excelling in
passing his examination. Anxious to
still further perfect himself the young
student spent the year 1S56 in attending
lectures at the College of Physicians
and Surgeons, New York, the clinics
at Bellevue hospital .New York hospital
and Black well's Island, N. Y. Then be
came west in search of a location to en
ter upon tbe practice of his profession.
Temporarily be practiced bis adopted pro
fession at Princeton, Iowa, but be bad
an ambition to go further west and
the spring of 1861 found him in the gold
fields of Colorado. He established a
quartz mill on North Clear creek, just
above Black Hawk Point and operated
the same successfully for two seasons. In
the spring of 1862 he disposed of his in-,
terests in Colorado and removed to Rock j
Island. This city has since been his
home, he having been actively engaged
in tbe practice of his profession which
has been quite extensive.
In 1872 he became associated with
Capt. James Blaisdell in the establish
ment of an industry for the manufacture
of baby carriages, children's carts, express
wagons, sleds and toys of that variety.
This little industry was afterward struck
by lightning and destroyed by fire, and
out of its ashes rose the Rock
Island Children's Carriage factory,
which flourished for a number of years
as one of Rock Island's foremost indus
tries. Dr. Gait was mayor of tbe city in 1874
and '75, and made a wise and conserva
tive executive. He was naturally a man
of a retired disposition, yet bis friends
found him always approachable, and for
all he had a kindly word. He was a
man of that great personal pride, such as
is born of a manhood and character built
wholly by self. He was neat in his tastes
to a noticeable degree. He enjoyed a
fine equipage and always drove a spirited
horse or span of horses, while bis buggy
was a model. He was one of Rock Isl
and's most highly esteemed citizens, and
his death will be generally mourned. ,
Dr. Gait leaves with his widow, whose
maiden name was Martha K. Patterson,
and whom he married at Sterling, June 2,
1858, two sons,. M. Lee, deputy stamp
collector, and John, bookkeeper in
Mitchell & Lynde's bank, his aged
mother, Mrs. Maria Gait, and the follow
ing brothers and sisters all of Sterling:
Mrs. D. D. Crawford, Mrs. John Buyers,
Misses Elizabeth and Josephine Gait and
Messrs. JohnB. and Robert A. Gait.
He was a member of the Inter-State
Medical society, of which he had been
president, and of the Iowa and Illinois
Central District Medical society.
The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. to
morrow from the late home of tbe de
ceased, Rev. J. H. Eerr of the Central
Presbyterian church, officiating. The
pall bearers will probably be: Drs. Pat
rick Gregg, Calvin Truesaaie. . u. f lum
mer, C. C. Carter, G. E. Bartn. G. G.
Craig, G. L. Eyster and Carl Bernhardt.
What is more attractive than a pretty
face with a fresh, bright complexion? For
it, use Pozsoni'e Powder.
THREE IN ONE.
Rumored Consolidation of Moline's
Deere t Co, Weere A Sansnr, and the
Moline Plow-Co. to be Merged Into
One EM'abliahment-C. H. Dr era
Likely to be President.
The Chicago Herald cf Sunday, con
tained the following article concerning
tbe purchase by an eastern syndicate of
tbe three largest manufacturingjplants of
Arrangements have been nearly com
pleted for the purchase of three of the
largest manufacturing plantain Illinois.
The properties in question are the Deere
& Mansur Company, manufacturers of
corn planters the Deere & Co. harvester
works, and the Moline Plow Company.
All are located at Moline and are ihe most
extensive plants of their kind in tbe
United States. The works of the Deere
& Mansur Company and Deere & Co.
are virtually owned by the same capitals
i8U, but the Moline Plow Company has
been a separate and rival concern. The
big deal is being carried through for a
syndicate by Lee, Higginson & Co, of
Boston, and although the final papers
have not yet been signed the transaction
has progressed far enough to warrant, the
assertion that the sale will be mart.
Nearly ail tbe capital stock is being dU- .
posed of in Bastjn. although some of it
is beine taken in Chicago. Still it is es
sentially an eastern enterprise atid the
scneme had its origin with Boston capital-
im. uniiKe many ot tfce syndicate? that
are started nowadays, it is not comDosed
of Englishmen, although it is probable
mat some or the stock will be placed on
the London market.. It is the intention
o? the new company to consolidate the
thiee concerns into one and conduct a
gigantic establishment for the manufact
ure of harvesters, plows, corn planters
and farming machinery in general.
FORFEITED A BIO SCM.
The piesent deal has been in progress
for over a year, but no satisfactory ar
rangements could be reached until recent
ly. It is said tbe stringency of the money
market last November bad the effect to
annul all negotiations that were pending
at that time. An English syndicate has
had an option on the Moline Plow com
pany which expired February 1. last.
thereby forfeiting a deposit of $25,000.
It was partly owing to the slowness of
this syndicate in deciding what it would
do that tbe deal in regard to the three
plants was delayed as long as it was. The
actual consideration has not yet been an
nounced, and those who are acquainted
with the facts in tbe case say they are not
yet at liberty to disclose tbe amount of
tbe purchase money. In fact it is said
that all tbe details of the consideration,
the terms of payment, etc.. have not yet
been definitely arranged, and for this
reason no public statement can be given
at present. 1 be promoters of tbe sale
say its publication at this time is a little
premature, but inasmuch as the rumor
has been started on the street they are
willing to affirm that its consummation
is nearly an assured fact. Deere & Co"S
works have a capital of fl, 500,000, the
Moline Plow company $ 800,000. with a
surplus of 700,000. and the Deere &
Mansur company $100,000
DETAILS OF THE DEAL.
One of the men who has been most ac
tive in the negotiations is F. L. Under
wood, of Kansas City, who has acted in
the capacity of promoter. It is said that
he has urged tbe sale from the first and
was one of the originators of the deal.
Mr. Underwood was in Chicago for sev
eral davs. and left for Boston last Thurs
day night to push the negotiations to
completion. Mr. Veile, one of the heav
iest owners in the plants, has also gone
to Boston to adjust tbe final arrange
ments and attend to the signing of tbe
papers. Lobdell, Farwell & Co., of Chi
cago, have charge of this end of tbe bus
iness in coni unction with the American
Trust and Savings bank. Some of the
securities have already been underwrit
ten, nearly all of them in Boston, but a
few in Chicago and London. The Deere
company stands high among iron men,
being regarded as one of the most pros
perous concerns of the kind in the coun
try. The property was left by the late
John Deere, who waa succeeded by
Charles Deere, the president. In addi
tion to the large business that is carried
on at Moline the company has extensive
interests at Portland, Oregon; Indianapo
lis, Peoria, Kansas City. San Francisco,
Council Bluffs and Minneapolis. Mr.
Deere will retain a large interest in the
new syndicate. He is at present in
Texas? The Moline Plow company was
one of the leading rivals of the Deere
company, and 'While, perhaps, not so ex
tensive in its operations, is still a power
ful concern and cuts an important figure
in tbe manufacturing industries in the
United States. Ooe of the heaviest
stockholders is S. W. Wheelock, whose
home is in Moline.
THE CHAKGE TN OPERATION.
The scheme under which the properties
are to be conducted under the manage
ment of the new syndicate is virtually tbe
same as those operated by English syndi
cates in this country. Tbe plan is to
unite the three plants, recapitalize them
and place the securities on the market
just as has been done in the case of the
big breweries and other American enters
prises that have recently passed into the
hands of syndicates. The three proper
ties will be conducted under one name,
which as yet h is not been made public,
and it is probable that tbe capital stock
will be greatly increased over the com
bined capital stock as it is at present. It
is said that Charles H. Deera will likely
be made the president of the new con
cern, although this has not been definitely
settled, and tbe facilities in all the de
partments will be largely increased. It
will be a week or 10 days yet before the
negotiations are brought to an end. The
deal has caused considerable speculation
in manufacturing circles, and there is a
good deal of anxiety in regard to the
policy to be adopted by tbe new enter
prise. From the best information that can be
learned from Moline tbe three corpora
tions will remain separate as now, and no
consolidation will occur for the present
at least. Mr. Deere will remain with the
syndicate, retaining a large block of
stock, and it i probable that all the
others prominently connected with any
of the enterprises involved will remain,
unless, perhaps, it be Mr. Wheelock.
FEARSALL TO PRESIDE.
Chairman of the Board of Super
Action r the Special ftesmion This
Art rnoon-The itallot-The
Members or the
The board of supervisors met in special
session in their room at tbe court bouse at
o'clock this afternoon. County Clerk
Koehler called tbe meeting to order, and
. Pearsall was elected temporarv
chairman. The chair named as a com
mittee on credentials, Supervisors Kerr,
Cralle and Forsyth and after they had
reported, the board proceeded to act on a
prevailing motion of Supervisor Browner
to ballot for a permanent chairman.
Supervisors Browner and Hanna were ap
pointed tellers and first ballot, an in
formal one, resulted: R. A. Smith. 8:
S. Pearsall, 11; S. W. Heath. 1: W.
T. Kerr, 5. Supervisor Pearsall an
nounced that be was not a candidate for
the chairmanship.and a formal ballot was
ordered with tbe following re
sult: Smith, 11; Kerr. 5; Pear
sall, 9. Thete was to choice and
the board proceeded with another ballot.
Mr. Kerr having in the meantime with
drawn his name. Tee second ballot ave
Pearsall, 13; Smith. 12. This elected
Mr. Pearsall, who was, upon motion, de
clared duly elected. Mr. Pearsall re
turned thanks for the honor, and stated
that while he was not a parliamentarian
he would endeavor to act fairly and im
partially, and expressed the hope that
all the board's deliberations would be
with a thought single to tiie county's best
The board then entered into a discus
sion of the rules, etc.
The board is composed of the follow
Cordova Jasper Forsvth.
Coe Jesse S. Dailey.f
. Canoe Creek S. V. Woodburn.f
Zuma Leslie Hanna."
Hampton Drury Weaiherbead.J
Port Byron L. S. Pearsall.t
Moline R. A. Smith!, P rvu
Gus. M. Ford A. F.
. uuiu u v, a
South Moline James Hassotf
Rock I'l&nrt flnnrad SrnF.i.W
George B. Browner, f Frederick Ludolph.t
F. M. Sinnet.J M. C Frick.
bouth Kock Island HenrvS. Cae.
Black Hawk W. T. Kenf.
Coal Valley Frank Naelot.
Raral John A. Wilson.
Bowling S. W. Heathf.
Edgington Maitin SchoonmakeiJ.
Andalusia S. Albert Harpetf.
Buffalo Praire N. G. Ellottf.
Drury C. E. Spichlei.
Re-elected. tHoidovcr. tVew mem
The f,ondan'e Roah.
The great rush at the London Saturday
as announced in The Argcs of that day,
far surpassed the anticipations of Messrs.
Leveen and Joseph, the managers, and
while, as they supposed they had laid
in an abundant supply to meet the trade.
they found before the day had far ad
vanced that they had miscalculated and
that many would be d'sippointed. -A
large number who came from Moline in
the afternoon were unable to get what
they wanted, but Mr. Leveen while re
gretting greatly this fact hts determined
that bis Moline friends shall yet have a
chance at his bargains, a-d with that end
in view will leave for Chicago tonight to
lay in a fresh stock of goods which be
will sell at a discount and his friends in
Moline as well as Rock Island will be
duly advised of the time of tbe sale.
Paying scd sewer assessments not paid
to me by Tuesday, 28th inst., must be
paid to the county treasurer. This be
comes necessary in order to give tbe
county treasurer time to advertite.
Phil. Mitchell, City Collector.
A rieaiiEg Sense
Of health and strengtn renewed and of
ease and comfort follows the use of Sy
rup of Figs, as it acts in harmony with
nature to effectually cleanse tbe system
when costive or bilious. For 6ale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading druggists.
The new music bouse of Ilousel. Wood
yat & Co., is now open for business, but
tbey will have their formal opening in a
few days, due noiiec of whicU will te
A handsome complexion is one of the
greatest charms a woman cm po-SH83.
Pozzoni's Complexion powder givts it
To the young fic Pjzz isi's C i!bi
ionPowder gives fresiier charm?, ti the
old renewed youth, T'y it.
BEST AND CHEAPEST
BJThe only Paint Bouse in the city.
; R. M. WALL,
ISIS Third Avenue.
Nearly 300 dozen. Nany will go at
about half cost.
We quote 27 dozen all sizes ana
colors 4 button kid gloves at 38c on
Monday, 36c on Tuesday. 34c on Wed
nesday, balance go at 32c on Thursday.
What there Is left will be sold at 30o a
pair on Friday, and on Saturday if any
are left we shall clear them out at 25c.
Remember the best coloas and sizes may be
Cone early in the week.
One lot assorted colors $1 5 button kid gloves
will be placed on sale Monday at 10 o'clock at 53c
a pair. All odd ptiro, odd colors broken lines of
cloves t hut were $1.25 and $1.42 per pair go while
they last at 75c. a few broken sizes 10 button
leneth black Moequetaire Suede gloves were
$1.50. jro tbis time for 75c.
Our regular make of "Sainte Haire" 5 bntton
ploves at $1, cannot be matched at the price any
Truly, you are hard to please If we cannot
We reserve the right to limit the quantity to any
1712, 1714. 1718, 1718. 1720 and 1723 Sbcohd Avkwtjb.
-IN THIS LITTLE MACHINE-
are combined all the latest improvements for similar Machines,
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles
to insure speed, comfort and durability.
If you think of buying a machine It will pay you to come and see us.
THE FAltt. 1705 Second Avenue.
Wo QptthoPano Tot dtlioroMnw if thcnrPon
If U UUl U1U1UUU, UUl UUlUllU U11U1? 11 UlUJ UU11
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second avenue,
Offer to the Pablic the most
Lounges and Couches.
Cextre, Libraby and
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Irish Cough SryupE-
Acta quickly, is perfectly safe and never ails to cure all Lung troubles.
TOY r 10c, 25c and 50c Bottles.
Medicine known for all Kidney, Lang and Stomach troubles, in
Thomas' Kidney and Liver Pills.
6o a BotUe Samples free.
THE LION PROCESS SHOE?
If not try a pair; they will give you more satis
faction for your money than any shoe yon have
ever bought. Only one sole and that of THE "VERY
BEST. Outer and inner eole one solid piece of the
best sole leather. j
No Ripping off of Soles. y;-.
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
FOB SALE BT
Sole Agent tor Bock Island. '
Central Shoe 8tore, Xlm Street Store, '
1818 8econd Avenue. c' 9929 Fifth Avenue.
TTnnrlnTT on A fTTnnnrlnTT
iiMuay ami iiraay
A big lot of assorted colors Mosqui
tatre Suede gloves nearly every shade
and size This occasion 71c, all other
times $1.18. Remember we say the
price of 7 1 c is for Monday and Tues
day only. In the lot are a number of
choice colors with overseam stitching
worth $1.38. Our special price has
been $1.18. Notice now we say for
Monday and Tuesday only 7 1 c-
All of our Mosqnitaire Boston Pig skin lov es
both blacks and colors go into this sale at 75c,
limited line iu both sizes and colors. Boston
We havefnll lines of all the leading makes of
gloves, the Foster Ho k and Lacing. The royal
lacing, and all lengths of button glove". We axe
exclusive agents iu this territory for the Mather
lacing gloves, and for the genuine Centemeri, with
a worldwide reputation, and we propose to make
this week a kid glove anniversary, whtch you will
remember when you are old.
brilliant line of the season in
j Hat Racks,
Druggist, Rock Ieland. '