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THE ABGUB, TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1801.
j'n the luotlxxl and results when
r;;p of Fis is taken; it is pleasant
1 r:fn !:i to the taste, and acts
..;v vi t promptly on the Kidney.,
or si"'! Rowels, cleanses the sys
, tiKi'tuiiUy, dispels colds, head
,rs urn! fevers and cures habitual
:.;i:.a:i'n. Pynip of Figs is the
v n-ii'edy of its kind ever pro
.iV'l. i!f:ii'ig t the taste and ac
;:! '; to the stomach, prompt in
'i,-;i iii aiid truly le:ieficial in its
: i.n riirod only from the most
:ih!:v aqrreealile substances, its
;i,v rxi't llent qualities commend it
all ami have made it the most
P'.i!:.r r.-:;K'.lv known.
Snip of Figs is for sale in 60c
:J S1 bottles by all leading drug
a. Any reliable druggist who
Lav not have it on hand will pro-
ire it promptly for any ope -who
ishes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. CAU
LOUISVILLE. AT. HEW YORK, N.f.
helf Oil Cloth.
Eimm ami Pictnrc
SlTirture Cord, Twine Sai's
.lid II. t kf ut lowett prices.
C:ill and sec
C. C. TAYLOR,
Firt door eiut of Loudon cloth
ILK C'O .
The Japanese excel ia 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
lactones 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
G. M. Loosley.
CHINA JLSD GLASS,
160 Second ATenne.
IK KVMI CT
200.00 and Upward
Tot sale, secured on land worth from three to five
times the amount of the loan.
Interest 7 percent semi-annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
' E. W. HURST,
Attoknet at Law
Rooms S and 4 Haeonio Temple.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. E. REIDY,
Buy, sells and manages property on
commission; money to loan
on small amounts.
''Also agent for the Syndicate Insurance Co-,cf
"inn., the Amaxnn of Cincinnati ana we urau
napius of Urand Kapias, mica.
1803 Second Avenue, over
Hoppe's Tailor Shop.
AN AWFUL CRIME.
Th i Destruction of an Old Building
aattle uiii Larrd Ino It And
! Year Eiap Befie the
lirver-or the Body.
' It is a great satisfaction to me," said
an old cltizsn to an Argos representative
the other day, "to learn that the old frame
building back of Peter Fries' building on
Eighteenth street, between First and
Second avenue, is to be removed . That
old structure has an awful history con.
neoted with it. An innocent little girl
me t a most terrible death there away back
in the early 60's, and I never haye passed it
sir.ee but I have recalled thai poor girl's
fate. I don't remember the names of
those connected with it now, bat the
suasequent trial i nd conviction of a mtn
named Johnson for the crime is a matter
The reporter, accepting the suggestion
of the citizen, hunted up the facts of the
case, which will be recalled by many of
ot r older residents.
The old building was, in those days al
lu led to, occupied by A. J. Johnson as a
wigon shop. A family named Roe lived
on what -is now the corner of Second
avenue and Eighteenth, and where
stands the Masonic temple and the Rock
Island National bank.
On Saturday July 27, 1661, Lorania
Roe, aged about seven years, was given
permission by her widowed mother, Mrs,
Pernelia Roe, to put on her best clothts
a id go down to the wagon makers to get
some money. This happened about 3
o'clock in the afternoon of the above
d ite. She was seen a couple of hours
afterward on the door step of the wagon
naker's, but was then lost sight of.
Searches were instituted but to no avail,
aid after looking everywhere it was fin-
a ly concluded that the little one had
been drowned. But on Saturday, May
21, 1863, nearly two years later, Samuel
Turner, while rumagiDg through the sec
ond story of the old building above men
tioned and which had been occupied by
A. G. Johnson, the wagon maker
cime upon a lot of scrap sheet iron and
old material used by a tinner who had
occupied the building previous to Johnson,
among which he found a sieet-iron oox
and on raising the lid he discovered the
remiii9 of a human form, nothing of
v hich was lefibutthe clothing acd skele
ton. Coroner A. J. G rover was imme
ciately notified and a jury was impaneled
who, after hearing the evidence, returned
the following verdict:
We, the lury, find that Lorania Roe
( ame to her death on the 27th day of
ruly. 1361, by violence, and the j ury
think that the testimony implicated A.J.
.lotnson as tne murderer.
It was found that the skull had been
fractured in two places and other evi
dence eur-ounding the case pointed
Htrongly to Johnson as the murderer, it
also being known that he had attempted
to entice otler little girls into bis house
n the same manner. lie was arres'ed
and conhned in the ccunty jail.
Be was indicted at the September term
of the circuit court and on motion of the
state's attorney the case was continued
until the January term, 1S64, when he
was convicted of murder and sentenced
to hang, but a technical error having been
found in the case, a new trial was granted
and the case taken on a change of venue
to Henry county, where he was afterward
Great excitement prevailed at the time
and threats of lynching were frequently
heard. Finally, however, the public feel
ing quieted down atd the awful tragedy
The Health Commissioner.
As will be seen by the record of the
council proceedings the mayor reap
pointed Dr. G. L. Eyster health conmis
sioner last nicht, after the council had
failed to confirm Dr. C. B. Einjon. Be'
fore proceeding with his appointments
the mayor reiterated bis former statement
that he would not vote to confirm his own
appointments. His position might be
illogical, be said, but he would not de
part from it. He presented the name of
Dr. C. B. Kinyon for health commissioner,
the vote on confirmation being:
Aves Hetter, Durmann, Knox. Froh
boea. Kennedv. Adams, ihiesen .
Noes Bladel, Johnson, Uorken, Ueiger,
Huesing, Tindall , Evans 7.
The mayor then presented Dr. G. L
TCvRter. on whose confirmation the vote
AyeB Bladel, Johnson, Hetter, Corken,
Geicer. Huesine, Tindall, Evans, Knox,
Adams. Thiesen 11.
Noes Durmann, Frohboes, Eennedj
Mr. ewhoell n Addition.
One of the most important real estate
oneninErs of the year is M. Bchnell's ad
dition consisting of land purchased from
the Davenport estate, just south of Ninth
avenue, between Twentieth and Twenty
fourth streets. The fences have been
knocked down and the street extensions
which people have clamored for so many
veara are in sight. Mr. ecnneu nas piav
ted the ground into 84 lots, each 50x140
feet, and Droposei to sell tbtm on easy
terms one-fourth down and the balance
on time at seven per cent, lie will also
build houses for purchasers on the same
terms if desired a fourth down; balance
on time. All desiring to embrace the op
portunity should apply to M. J. Murphy
at the office oi Al. ocnneu, arcniieci ana
TflE MILAN ROAD.
The Ordtnanre Tap I i..
ne-m ana Manager Loadrrbark's
The Rock Island city council by unani-
mous vote httt night passed the ordinance
permitting D. n. Louderback to equip
the Rock Island & Milan road with elec
tricity, after striking out the clause, ex
tending the privilege over the Rick river
bridges. Mr. Louderback, who was pres
ent, was very much Bleased with the
spirit with which the council met his en
terprise, and be told the conncil it had
builded better than it knew, and that he
would give the people something in the
way of equipment a good deal better than
they had any idea of. Mr. Louderback.no
doubt, contrss ed in his m nd the liberal
attitude of the Rock Island council
toward bis enterprises, and that shown in
Davenport and Moline toward the syndi
cate. When seen this morning as to his pro
posed improvement, Mr. Louderback
stated that he he had closed by telegraph
an order for enough 65 -pound Lewis &
Fowler box girder rail of the most im
proved steel cushion, to relay the track
with oak ties through the city
to the present stables where the T
rail begins. He had also closed a con
tract with C. R Frederichs, of the Thorn-
son-Houiton company, to put in the wires
for the electric equipment, and had ar
ranged with the Davenport & Rock Isl
and company for power and for the ren
tal of cars until he could have some built.
All the material will be here the first of
next week. Mr. Louberback also spoke
enthusiastically of his plans for improv
ing the tower, and said that he proposed
to make some great changes there as soon
as the highway commissioners out there
made some necessary alterations in the
road, which he had asked for
The probability is that in less
than two months there will be an
electric road to the tower lighted
all the way by incandescent lamps.
There are many who are inclined to the
belief that the council was unintention
ally severe on the syndicate in r quiring
the sides of the track to be boarded out
side the paved districts. This will in
volve a very great expense, and while
the tracks should be made so that they
can ba easily driven over, ' this can be
accomplished without so much expense
A. conference between the street and
alley committee, with the permission of
the council, and Mr. Liuderback, would
no doubt resuH in a mutually satisfactory
adjustment of the matter.
Trade at the London.
Judge rieanaiit, Smith and Cilenn
1'honen Today The Convention ot
the Tenth Ii-trlct at Stonmontb.
Mokmocth, May 12. The republican
judicial convention of the Tenth district
n et here today and was called to order by
E. D. Sweeney; I. N. Bassett was elected
chairman. Judges George W. Pleasants,
of Rock Island, A. A. Smith, of Gales-
burg, and J. J. Glenn, of Monmouth,
were nominated on the first formal ba' lot,
Trade at the London.
The Jltjfrt Inplieitj.
The duplicity of the mayor's ante-elec
tion pledges is reacting, and he cannot
crawl out of his duty in the premises by
attempting to shift the entire responsii
bility on the council. Though the pro
fessed friend of Dr. Eyster, he deferred
his appointment one week to permit the
inflionce" to work on the aldermen who
were known to be opposed to Dr. Kinyon
and for Dr. Eyster. Last night it was
minnnafd a sufficient number had been
changed to bring about the desired result.
and while there were more for Kinyon
than there would have been a week be
fore, there were not quite enough without
th mavor's own vote. But there were
plenty when it came to supporting Dr.
Eyster, whom The Argus has known
from the fi st to be the favorite with the
council. The same is true as to Superin
tendent of Waterworks Murnn. The ma
jority of the council would confirm in a
minute if the mayor would give them the
opportunity, and the only reason that the
opponents of either Dr. Eyster or Mr.
Murrin received as mmy votes as thej
did was that some of the aldermen did
not like to oppose the mayor.
Trade at the London.
Poet You didn t say why you re
turned my last poem. The one before
you said was too long, but this last one
was only four lines.
Literary Editor I have only to repeat
what I said before. You must make
your poems shorter or we cannot print
them. Boston Transcript.
Book Agent I am selling & very fine
work here; a book of etiquette.
Merchant Don't want it.
Book Agent Just cast your eye over
that chapter beaded "How to Give a
Merchant I'm too busy finding out
how to get one. America.
A Terrible Lack of T state.
Ticks Miss SmilaT has such abomi
Wickles What makes you think that?
Ticks Why, her hair and her eyes
don t match at alL Boston Conner.
BOSTON STORE, DAVENPORT.
Weanoadar Morning, Black Silk
Sain ISO Drras Knb-a Cheap
Jackets Haf Price-Other Bargain.
We respectfully announce that on
Wednesday morning we will pi tee on
Bile a large invoice of blick silks just re
ceived at bargain sale pries:
1 lot floe black faille will be marked
69c per yard.
1 lot heavy black faile will be marked
96c per yard.
1 lot extra black fade will be marked
$1 09 per yard; -
1 lot black rhodama will be marked
1 lot black rhodama will be marked
89o per yard.
69c per yard.
1 lot black armure will be marked
82c per yard.'
1 lot black armure will be marked 93c
per yard .
1 lot black oeau du so ire will be marked
89c per yard.
1 lot black grog gram silk, cashmere
finish, heavy weight, will go at $1 09 per
fcvery piece guaranteed for any reason-.
A bargain in crepe du chene for eve
ning wear. Uc eods in lot blue and
pink, 72c per yard. 150 fine all wool
dress robes will be shown for tie first
time Wednesday morning at f3 60 each;
colors, navy, peacock blue, light gray.
light medium and dark olive, myrtle
brown mahogany and garnnel.
25 dozen ladies fine lnual handker
chiefs at 12$ 3 each, alphabet complete.
JACKETS MARKED AWAY DOWS
$15 and $17 jtckets reduced to
$3 jackets reduced to $t 25 each
$10 jackets reduced to $4 93 men.
$5 jacke s reduced to $2 93 each.
A GREAT BAROAINr
2,000 yards Aug ra suitings a new
fabric, just placed on the market, in old
rose, light medium and dark gray, light
medium and dark brown mixed, blue
mixed and tan, will be sold at 6s per
Harned, Fcfrsel & Von Maub.
Trade at the London.
He Came to Time.
A big man and a little mafl had a war
of words on Congress street, west, the
other dav. The big man dared the little
man to tackle him for a cent or any other
sum of money which he might care to
put up, but the latter answered:
"No, sor! I will bide my time! I can
"Going to hit me with a brickbat
some dark night, are you?"
"so, 6ir! I shall take a manly re
"Write a letter to my girl, eh?"
"No, sir! I am going to California.
When I get there I shall box up a stone
weighing about twenty pounds and send
it to you by express, C. O. D. It will
cost you about fourteen dollars to pay
"But I won't receive it."
"Oh, yes, you will. Curiosity to know
what is in the box will be too strong for
you. You'll take it quick enough, and
my revenge will be complete.
'See here, old fellow," remarked the
big man after a moment's thought, "I
was too fast. I hare wronged yon, and
I beir your pardon. Lefs shake and
And thev shook. Detroit Free Press.
Trade at the London.
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FOR SALE BY DAVID DON.
Agent for the
Columbia and Victor
the very best wheel made.
Call and lee
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t a a w
may suit some people, but McCABE
BROS, find their customers demand
bargains for every day in the week-
Special for this week, a big lot 01
infants lace and muslin caps or bonnets
will be sold at 4o each.
Starting with Monday a. m. we sell
a quantity of ventilated or gauza sum
mer corsets at 34c each.
Also A No. 1 75c Zephyr summer
corsets for this occasion only 50c
Other varieties of summer corsets and
waists far below value-
Also on Monday and while they last
one gross ( 1 44) curling irons 5c a piece.
Two sizes nickel plated shears at
1 1 and 1 3o while they go.
Wanted More milliners and etock keener
complement of help It is impossible to wait on the customers in this department. Wanted-cash
hoy. Wanted- to sell a lot of show cases, counters and tables. Wanted the person whotojka
larty's hat from our store by mistake on Thursday last, to rtturn the same as soon as possible, as the
lady who lost the hat feels very much annoyed.
1712. 1714. 1716, 171S. 1720 and 1782 Second Atekub.
-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 .
It yon think of bnying a machine it will pay yon to come and see as.
THE FAIti, 1705 Second Avenue.
f b Set tlePace, Let OttoFollow if they Can
KANN & HTJCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1313 Secmd avenue,
G2er to the Pablic the most brilliant line of the season!in
Lounges and Coaches.
Centre, Libbarv and Pablor Tables, Etc.
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Irish Cough Sryup
Acts quickly, is perfectly safe and never fails to cure all Lung troubles.
TRY IT. ioc, 25c and 50c Bottles.
Medicine known for all Kidney, Lnng and Stomach troubles, is
Thomas Kidney and Liver Pills.
ftc a Bottle Samples free.
TO LION PROCESS SHOE?
If not try a pair; they will give Jyon moreaatis-
faction for your money than any Bhoe yon 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,
Every pair stamped on
- TOR SALE BY
GEO. SCHNEIDER, "
-. i "
Sole Agent (or Rock Island.
Central Shoe Store, Elm Street Store,
1818 Second Avenue. 2929 Fifth Avenue.
All day if they last, 100 Anson, a
Co's round nickel clocks at 6 3o apiece,
We expect another case of those
ladies' jersey ribbed summer vests.
To thoroughly advertise our big
stock of summer underwear,' we will
on Thursday sell this Cease of vests at
3c a piece, none before, and we ex
pect this will be the last. .',.'
Our spring and summer dress goods
must be moved more lively, take tnem,
take them, 20 per cent, 30 per cent, and
some 40 per cent discount. This is the
third and last call. Best bargains of .
In onr millinery department. With cur present
Drugeist, Rork Island.
-and will wear twice