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ciioi tu:i!lv, ilisiM'ls colds,
fevers and chits habitual
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s o.-t u a:nl truly heiieficial in its
j;reparel only from the most
y:i!;hv ar.d ajrrceable substances, its
..:uiv excellent qualities commend it
all and have made it the most
i ;u::ir remedy known.
S'l'im of Fijrs is for sale in 50c
unl 81 bottles hy all leading drue-
.'isiT. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wi.-he to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
LOUISVILLE, KY. NEW YORK, N.V.
Shelf Oil Cloth.
Iloora a:nl picture
Picttir-' Cord. Twine Xai's
111(1 H' "k" "t kWt lriref .
Call :ni(l sec
C. C. TAYLOR,
Fir-: door east of London cloth
The Japanese excel in soft
decorations on egg shell porce
lain. I have a new covered
broth bowl and sancer 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 ior
a table) are quite attractive.
Plenty of flower pots, plain
G. M Loosiey.
CHIN A' D (.LA?,
'.(.i) Second Avenue.
-IS ECM9 CF
209.03 and Upward
For "erured on land worlh from three to five
times tlie amount of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi-annually, collected ami
rr-nttc! free of char'o.
- ' E. W. HURST,
Attoinet at Law
Rooms 8 and 4 Maon!o Toraule.
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. E. REIDY,
room home on Twentieth itreet, lot 38x150,
Kruom house on Sixth avenne between Twenty
fourth undTwpntv-ffthi!tre.t.. lot 25x185.
room houe on Ninth avenue between Twenty
( venth and TwentT-eichth street, lot 40x150.
Two fine lot. on Thirty-eiubth .ireet very cheap
14 room residence on Seventh avenue and Nine
Double brick residence corner Seventeenth
ftrcet and Seventh avenue.
rcom cottage lot 60x110, Eighth avenue below
Abso aucnl for the Syndicate Insurance Co., of
Minn., tlii. im..AnAf finntM and th Grand
'"Pius oi Urand Kapldg, Mich.
s03 Second Avenne, over
Hoppe's Tailor Shop.
Complete Snccess of the New Sys
DESCRIPTION' OF THE EQUIPMENT.
The rower riant, the node of I'ropnl.
hi on and C8r The Bine Line to
lis Started Tomoriow
The electric cars have been running on
tbe Elm street and Ninth street branches
of the Davenport & Rock Island 6treet
railway syndicate for three days.and with
the exception of a slight interruption last
eight caused by a circuit break at tbe
power station, an occurrence that will be
entirely obviated when all the dynamos
are running, there has not been
a hitch go far. Cars will be
started on the blue line tomorrow
morning, and will run regularly thereaN
ter. Tbe red line cars will be put in
operation a9 soon as Electrician Willard
has solved the problem of getting under
the viaduct at Brook's crossing. Mr.
Willard, however, has no apprehensions
but what the difficulty will be entirely
The power station, located on First av
enue and Twentyfourth street, is now
fully equipped with seven lUO-torse
power dynamo generators of the latest
improved design of the Thomson-Hous
ton Electric company, and are so arranged
that one or all of them can be used at
any one time, the generators being cons
nected with a switch board which has
placed upon it lightning arresters, rheos
tats Tor regulating the current, mam
switches for connecting in the several
generators to the overline, together with
the current indicators, volt meters for
measuring the amount of current which
is used for operating each car, and also
an automatic circuit breaker which if
foreign wires fall across the trollev wire
it will untomatically break the circuit
and prevent liability and indicate the lo
cation of the trouble. Tne statioa is
proviaea, too, wita two Uorliss engin es
ifk350-hor:e power each, and arranged go
hat the power is transmitted to a main
ine shaft and from the shaft to each of
he generators by a system of belting.
.iach engine is capable of operating the
oad alone and tbe other engine my be
tnrown into service immediately in case
if an accident to the other, thus insuring
The 32 miles of track are wired with
he overhead trolley wire of single wrought
hard-drawn copper placed over the cen
ter of each track and suspended to a
teel span wire by patent insulators to
which is attached an ear which is soldered
to the trolley wire' in such a manner that
t is an impossibility for it to break away
or sag. lbe track, which is for tbe most
part the Johnston girder rail, 52 pounds
o the iod, is all connected together at the
oints with a No. 4 copper wire and joined
to a single wrought copper wire which Is
placed in the center of the track beneath
.be pavement for the purpose of making
he return circuit complete . This enables
'.he cars to be operated more fully, as on
all parts of the system the strength of the
current is uniform. Each car has in con
nection a rheostat which is operated by
he motor man regulating the amount of
current used for propelling the car and
can be regulated so that the speed of tbe
car will be from one to twenty miles an
hour, and the motor man has at all times
lerfect control of the car. These cars
Htart off gradually, and are free from that
jerking motion found in other systems.
The cars, 50 in number, 16 fee, long,
ire of the latest improved pattern, built
?y the St. Louis Car company, are taste-
fully painted, lightid by electricity,
equipped with Hubbard patent truck
with the most improved break mechanism
and life guards, the latter entirely pre
venting the possibility of persons getting
beneath tbe wheels. Sixteen of these
cars are equipped with single 20-horse
power railway motors, and 34 of them
each equipped with 2-15 horse-power
motors, and all have the latest method of
noiseless gearing. These cars are elec
tricallv eouipped with Prof. Thomson's
lighting arresters, which make them
perfectly safe from damage to persons
and passengers, and at the same time is
a preventative against interference with
tbe propulsion of the system during
t tortus. Tbe car is so arranged that it
can be operated from either platform and
i un in either direction from either end
The trolley arm upon tbe top of tbe car
for making contact with the overhead
ire adapts itself Ho all conditions, es
pecially running beneath low railroad
bridges, such as that at Brooks' crossing
on the old red line. The cars, numbered
from one to 50, are all painted a canary yel
low, but the transoms are colored to des
ignate the route, as are the signs on the
1 ops ef the cars. Twenty of the cars are
iissicned to tbe Rock Island and Moline
i ide of the river.
- . Tbe system is the largest in the United
(Hates equipped with electricity with one
exception, that of Boston.
The company is now domiciled in its
new offices at the corner of Bock Island
Knd Second street, Davenport, in a com
lortable suite of rooms in the northeast
corner of the new car house building.
HINTS TO PASSENGERS.
Now that the gaily painted electric
crs ara scudding through our streets, it I
is quite in order to submit the following
hints to passengers." They were pre
pared by one who has closely studied
the peculiarities of many of the people
who use street crs:
I. All passengers on street cars with
umbrellas will be expected to extend
them across the aisle; it wili furnish ath
letic exercise to some passengers, and
amusement to others.
II. Passengers not having an umbrella,
and especially male passengers, will be
required to cross their legs so that their
feet will extend across tbe aisle ia a man
ner to interfere with the free ingress and
egress of other passengers; contact will
improve a dirty boot.
III. Every person paying a nickel has a
right to consider that he owns the car.
IV. Every passenger whose fare the
conductor misses is under no moral obli
gation whatever to make it known.
V. All ladies are expected to sit side
wise, and two ladies sitting side by side
are expected to occupy the place of three.
To avoid embarrassment, ladies thus
seated are requested to look out of the
window and not notice the passengers
standing who have paid for the seat.
VI. All children too young to pay fare
are expected to make up this deficiency by
standing on the car cushion, takiag up a
full seat, which has been paid for by a
standing passenger, and wiping his feet
on the passenger next to him.
VII. Tbe moment a vacancy has been
created by a passenger leaving the car.
the two adjacent persons are expected at
once to close up the gap, and prevent
anvone from occupying the seat.
VIII. Ladies are prohibited from thank
ing any gentleman who has given up his
seat in the car.
FX. Every gentleman that gives up his
seat in a street car to a lady must sneak
away like a "guilty thing," and deny the
ladv an opportunity to' thank him.
A. Jio young girl will be expected to
surrender her seat to one of her own sex,
however encumbered or decrepit, so long
as there is a man ia the car seated.
MR. REDDIG S RECORD.
Kx-Supertntendent of Waterworks
Kerr Relates Some Fart Concern
i.c the Engineer's Irertion.
In Thursday morning's Union appeared
a statement' from T. J. Reddig. engineer
at the waterworks, in which he denied
the assertion of a citizen appearing in
The Aegtjs ot 1 uesday that in common
with other employes of th3 waterworks
under Superintendent Cramer, he bai de
serted his post without notice, warning
or provocation, when J. H. Kerr became
superintendent. Mr. Kerr was seen bv
aa Argus representative this morainj.
"The real statement of the case.
Mr. Kerr said, "is this. Afier
I was appointed superintendent of water
works by Mayor Mott, which was ia the
middle of May, I went to Superinten
dent Cramer and asked him to remain in
charge until the beginning of the next
month, in order that I might give my
employers at tbe arsenal proper notice of
giving up my position there. At tbe
same time, in obed.ence to Mayor Mint's
request, I assured all engineers and other
attaches of the water works that no
changes would be made under my admin
istration if the men did their duty. Not
only did I do this, but I asked some of
the men individually to remiin, and
Engineer John South told
me frankly that he did not thiuk be
would stay, but promised t") give definite
answer on a certain out- la tne mean
time the mavor learned that all the at
taches of tbe works were threatening to
drop their jobs at most any time, and ac
cordingly I immediately took possession,
and no sooner had I done so than all the
men, including both engineers Reddig
and South, walked out. Every valve was
left open, and I never saw such a dirty
place; I afterwards took from the north
east pump a dead cattish weighing o.
pounds and to ik one weighing C4 pounds
out of the well. These discover
ies aHord a slight idea of the
condition of the works, when I took
charge of them. South afterward came
to me and apologized, but Reddig never
did. In fact he rather seemed to glory
in the tight pinch ia which be had left
the city. If a fire had occurred about the
tiae I took charge before be
becoming acquainted with the works,
the people of this city would have
suffered in a manner hardly to be calcu
lated. 1 have nothing to say against Mr,
Reddig personally, but consider that the
way he deserted the city at the time al
luded to should scrye to prevent the
council from entrusting him with as
responsible a position as tbe one be seeks
The people of the city should, and I be
lleve would, if they knew the facts, pro
test emphatically against his appoint
the Foatmaater at Andalaela
Ar tually Kobbe d t
From rumois which have come to the
ears of The Argus there are likely to be
sensational developments in connection
with the recent alleged robbery of the
Andalusia postofflce, in which Postmaster
Reade was reported to have been gagged
and bound by masked robbers . A gov
ernment detective has been working on
the case, and it is reported is about to
make some startling disclosures, and that
the government will not offer any reward
for robbers. .
A handsome complexion is one of the
greatest charms a woman can possass
Pozzoni a Complexion powder gives it.
Volk & Willadsen give a free lunch
with bock beer tonigbt.
Bock beer and bock lunch at Free's
corner of Twelfth street nrt Aovpnth
The suit in equity to establish a me
chanic's lien brought by McCormick &
Blanding, L. E. Gavlord and Luther S.
Pearsall through their attorney, J. T.
Kenworthy, against the D. I. & D. rail
road, involving about $20,000for con
tract work on that road, and which has
consumed a great deal of the past week
in the circuit court at Divenpor was
concluded last night at 5 o'clolk? and
was taken under advisement by Judge
Howett until Monday next.
A lady coming over from Davenport on
loe ierry mis morning witn a child in a
baby buggy, took the little one out of
its carriage just as a gust of wind struck
U, and the buggy, containing several
bundles, rolled off into the river and
sunk with its weight. Charlie Case.who
was a passenger, was in the act of leap
ing in after the buggy when someone cau
tioned him that the water might be damp.
and with the expression that he knew
enough to keep out of the wet, he aban
doned his purpose.
Local interest in baseball is begining
to revive and a number of baseball clubs
will very likely be formed ia the near f u
ture. An organization was perfected
last night in which a number of the
players in former well-known city "nines
are included. and will play their first game
with the Moline Browns tomorrow. The
following are tbe members and their po
sitions: Oscar Barth, captain and third
base; William O'Neill, second base. M.
Barth, first base; George Kale, catcher.
H.Zeis, pitcher; J. Shean, center field:
P. Quinlan. right field. E. Burrill. left
field; Dan Doyle, short stop; T. South,
One of the pleasantest social events of
the season was the reception given bv
Mrs. C. W. Hawes at her home on Second
avenue from 3 to 6 oMock yesterday
afternoon. The rooms were handsomely
decorated with palms and potted flowers,
and delightful music was furnished by a
mandolin band. Mrs. iiawes was as
sisted in receiving by her daughter. Miss
Kate, and tbe Mesdames Morris Rosens
field. L. M. Buford. H. B. Burgh and H.
vv. uaisup. lieautirui norai souvenirs
were distributed and the catering was
done by Terrell and his assistants. About
loO were received during the afternoon
At Trinity church. Rev. R. F. Sweet
rector, tomorrow, the Sindav after as
cension; services at 7 nnd 10:45 i. m
and 7:30 p. rr. At the cfcapel at 2:30
At the First Baptist, preaching morn
ing and evening by the pistor. Subject
for morning. "The Liw of Christian
Service;'' for eveninir, "A Talk to the
Girls. Music by the quartet'.e in tbe
morning. In the evening by a choir of
about 30 girls, bunday school at 9:15 a
m.,J. vv. welch, superintendent, loung
peoples meeting t t:3u p. m.. sans
day school at tortv-fourth street
chapel at 3 p. m.. C. L. Williams,
superintendent. Preaching at the chapel
in the evening by Charles T. Knox
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FOR SALE BY DAVID DON.
Agent for the
Columbia and Victor
the very best wheel made.
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are combined all the latest improvements for similar Machines,
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles
to insure speed, comfort and durability.
If yoa thick of buying a machine it will pay yon to come and see ns.
THE FAIR, 1705 Second Avenue.
We Set the Pace, Let Otliers Follow if they Can
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
No. 1S11 and 1S13 Second avenue,
Offer to the Public the most brilliant line of the season in
Lounges and Couches.
Centre. Libsart and Parlor Tables, Etc.
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Irish Cough Sryup
Acts quickly, 18 perfectly safe and never fails to cure all Lucg troubles.
TRY IT. lOc, 25c and 50c Bottles.
Medicine known for all Kidney, Lnng asd Stomach troubles, irj
Thomas Kidney and Liver Pills.
So a Bottle Samples free.
Have you worn
THE LION PROCESS SHOE?
y Ifnottry a pair; they will give "you moreXsatis--faction
for your money than any shoe you have '
ever bought. Only one eole 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 V'
FOR SALE BY '
Sole Agent for Rock Island.
Central Shoe Store, Elm Street Store, 7
1818 Second Avenue. '-. ' ''L : ; 2929 Fifth Avenue.
ROCK ISLAND, 1X1.
Druprzist, Rock leJand.