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ml refresliiiiff to tlie taste, ami acts
-rntlv ret promptly on the Kidney,
,iver and Bowels, , cleanses the svs-
-m ciiecttially, UisihIs colds, ijead-
. : aud fevers aurl cures habitaal
mistipatiou. Syrup of Figs is the
i ulv remedy of its kind ever pro-
I'.ueed, pleasing to the taste and ac-crptiil-Ie
to ftie 'stomach, prompt in
its action and truly lienefteial in its
etta'ts, prepared only from the most
heakliy and agreeable substances, its
nMin f a vnu It 11 t it loo AmmAml ii
to all and have made it tho most
tuirwiltir rrmfulv lrnrnvTi
tvrun ot i ijrs is tor sale m 50c
and SI bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
way not have it on band will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FBANCISCO, CAL.
lOWSVIUE.-f. . NEW YORK, H.t.
Shelf Oil Cloth.
Room and Picture
typictnre Cord. Twine Nai'g
and Qonks at lowest prices.
Call and see
n n ti nri
Firpt door east of London Cloth
The Japanese excel in soft
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 glaBS banquet
lamp, silk shade (small size
takes two or three at least for
a table) are quite attractive.
Plenty of flower pots, plaia
G. M. Loosley.
CHINA A SLAfK,
109 Second ATenne.
IM eL'MB CF
$200.00 and Upward
For sale, secured on land worth from throe to fli e
times the amount of the loan.
Intnreat 7 per cent semi-annually, collected ai d
remitted tree of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attokitet at Law
Roonii 3 and 4 Maaonic Temple.
BOCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. K REIDY,
Buy, selta and manages property on
commission; mooey to loan
on small amounts.
Also agent for the Syndicate Insurance Co- of
wmn., me Amazon or Cincinnati ana toe urtna
itapiae of Grand Kapids, Ulch.
1803 Second Avenue, ov3r
Hoppe's Tailor Shop.
THE FIRE HEPARTMENT.
The New System the City has De
Th Koti mated Xamber r Alarm
Boxra The Ordinance Likely
to be fainted ac the Xet
The Rock Island paid fire department
project was advanced another step at
Monday night's council meeting. The
ordinance providing for its establishment
was read a second time and referred to
the fire and light committee and the
mayor. The ordinance will, it is very
likely.be re-presented at the next council
meeting, when it will no doubt be passed,
as the new council is believed to be prac
tically unanimous for a reliable system.
The council also adopted Aid. Corken's
resolution that the city clerk be instructed
t advertise for bids to be received by the
first meeting in June for an electric fire
and police alarm. The consequence will
be that we may expect the Gamewell and
other companies to have wires up at
most any time in order that the alder
men may have an idea of the working
af the respective systems. The fire and
light committee will recommend the es
tablishing of 21 alarm boxes at the out
set, which wi!l average three for each
ward. Additions will be made to this
number as the requirements of the city
The plan is to start the department
with two companies in the new quarters
on Flat iron square. One of these will be
a hose company, the other hook and lad
der. They will require four men each
with the addition of a chief. A man in
each company will be made captain of
that company, and one of the captains
will be vested with the powers of assis
tant chief; thus nine men will compose
the entire paid service and with proper
discipline and training will give the city
a system loe relied upon. It is the pur
pose to buy a new two horse cart, and
have the present hook and ladder truck
improved as far as necessary and to use
it. Four horses will thus be needed.
Ooe volunteer company will be ret lined
at each end of the city, the Franklins
with their horse cart in the lowerend and a
company similary equipped in the east
end being sufficient. The city will offer
S)me inducement to a member of each of
the se companies to sleep in the Lose house
so that the cart can be gotten out prompt
ly in case of a night alarm in the im
mediate neighborhood, or in case the paid
service should require help in a bad fire
in other parts of the city.
Of course one of the first duties will be
the appointment of a chief, and William
Ramskill is conceded to be the man whom
the mayor has in mind for the position.
Mr. Ramskill bases his claims to
the position on having been a fire
man since 1852. He served as a
paid member of the Elgin department be
fore coming here, and is now an honorary
member of the department of that city.
James St. Clair is spoken of as foreman
of one of the companies, and assistant
chief. Of course this matter will rest
with the chief whoever he may be, as
should the appointment of all his subordi
nates and the designation of the captains,
etc., this, of course, being subject to the
confirmation of the mayor and fire and
It would be a wise move for the city to
establish the precedent at the outset of
keeping the fire department clear of poli
tics. The chief should be appointed
with reference only to his qualifications,
and kept as long as his service is satisfac
tory, and removed only because of failure
to properly discharge his duties. Neither
he nor any of his men should be allowed
to take any part in politics whatever. In
order to preserve discipline the chief
should have full authority to discharge
any of his men whenever he sees fit and
to have the choice of his men subject to
the approval of the mayor and fire and
light committee. The chief should be
the right kind of a man, and be should
have absolute and complete control over
The Judicial Convcntloa.
The Rock Island county delegation
voted solid for the old bench at the judi
cial convention from the Tenth circuit at
Monmouth yesterday, with but one ex
ception ex-Congressman Gest voting
against Judge Smith and for Mr. Bigelow,
of Henry county, whose' only support
consisted of his own county, and Mr.
Gest's vote. The Rock Island county
delegation voted: 18 for Pleasants, 18 for
Glenn, 17 for Smith and one for Bigelow.
The vote of the convention was 65 for
Pleasants, 65 for Glenn and 64 for Smith,
to 19 for Mr. Bigelow. The old judges
were therefore nominated on the first
little Kaaini of Our Arctle Province.
For many years public interest has cen
tered around the most remote of our pos
sessions, and many are the tales related of
the wonders of Alaskan scenery. Examin
ing all the data extant today very little Is
found outside the beaten tracks that is,
those portions where the tourist steamers
yearly go. If you look in an ordinary
gazetteer the result of your search will be
that Alaska covers about 580,000 square
miles, is rich in minerals aud fur bearing
animals, has large fishing interests, im
mense snowy peaks and huge glaciers.
The charts show its coast line in a general
way, but the interior is almost a blank.
M. B. Kerr in Scribner's.
THE ABQPB, WEDHESDAV MAT 13. 1891
The Twentieth irec Jab Almost
Ciimpieted-.ow to Lewtr H-eod
Aveant The Ed war da . Walsh Can
tract. ',' " "
The Rockford Construction company
has practically Completed its contract Jor
paving on Twentieth street and will now
turn attention to the five blocks on lower
Second avenue. Sn weeks of fair
weather will be required to complete tne
contract of this company.
At Monday night's council meeting
Aid. Knox offered a resolution which
WbS unanimously adopted, instructing
the clerk to notify the firm of Edwards
& Walsh contractors for the extension on
Fourth and Mol ne avenues, to be
gin work at once. A great many rumors
have been prevalent as to the attitude
this firm proposed to show toward the
city, and the assertion has been made 'that
very little, if any. paving would be done
this year. It is true that the ordinance
is not binding as to when the contractors
shall begin the council bad no reason
to think that it was neces
sity to bind a home firm as strictly as
an outside bidder and The Argos does
not believe so either, even in spite
of all reports as to i be contractors' inten
tions, that the council was deceived. Mr.
Edwards, the senior member, is a resident
of Rock island, and while in the council
was one of the fathers of the new system
of street improvements in which Rock
Island was the first of the three cites to
engage, and it is hard to believe that he
would take adyantage of any oversight
that wou'd work a disadvantage to Rock
Island. The firm has an extensive con
tract in Diven port, but that should not
prevent beginning in Rock Island at
The council ought to be letting the
contract for the pavement of Market
square, and it is not unlikely that some
thing may be done in the way of paving
Third avenue this year, in accordance
with the petition presented Monday night.
NEW SCHOOL, BUILDING.
Ibe Board or Education lrcldea on
One In the fSevrnth Ward to Coat
15.0M-The Wchool ten fan.
The board of education at its meeting
last night decided to erect a new school
building in the Seventh ward somewhere
near the present No. 7, which will be razed
as soon as the new one is completed.
The estimated cost is $5,000. and the
board contemplates a nine room two
story brink building of modern design,
comforts and conveniences. The grow
ing need in the district of better accom
modations is so great that the board
thought the best plan would be to erect
an entirely new building, and to make
provision for its construction during the
summer vacation commencing in June.
B. H. Kimball was appointed to enu
merate the school ceneus at a salary of
The jury in the case of John A Toll
man & Co. vs Peter Peterson on a con
tract of guarantee which was tried in the
circuit court yesterday afternoon, re
turned a verdict for the defendant this
morning, after which the case of Schaffer
vs. Schuerman on a bill for wages due,
was taken up and a jury chosen, Adair
Pleasants appearing for the plaintiff, and
Jackson & Hurst for the defense.
David Shay, of Moline, who stole seme
carpenter's tools from T. E. Johnson on
the 13th of March last, pleaded guilty to
burglary this morning and Judge Smith
sentenced him to one year in the peni
The case of Bicknell vs. Bicknell, of
Moline, a suit for separate maintenance
is being heard this afternoon.
The jury after being out an hour re
turned a verdict of 162.86 for the plain
tiff. ft'ooled 'nt.
In an uptown saloon where a number
of sports are wont to congregate, an in
dividual whose deficiency in mental cal
ibre has made him the subject of consid
erable imposition of late, created sur
prise the other night which was more
than had been bargained for. It has
been a favorite pastime to make the de
luded specimen .believe he was a great
boxer and then run him op against some
one who would quickly and quite easily
knock him out. The night in question
the sports persuaded their man to put on
the gloves with the bartender himself,
and no Booner mere the men arrayed
against each other than the half witted
fellow let fly a right hander that laid the
proprietor completely out He has
been going around with a peeled nose
ever since, and now the sports doff their
hats to the individual whom they former
Wm. Timmons. postmaster of Idaville,
Ind., writes: "Electric Bitters has done
more for me than all other medicines
combined, for that bad feeling arising
from kidney and liver trouble." John
Leslie, farmer and stockman, of same
says: "Find Electric Bitters to be the
best kidney and liver medicine: made me
feel like a new man." J. W. Gardner,
hardware merchant, same town, says:
"Electric Bitters is just the thine for a
man who is all run down and don't care
whether he lives or dies; he found new
strength, good appetite and felt just like
he had a new lease on life." Only 50c,
a bottle at Hartz & Bahnsen's drug sjore.
Luxury of the Bonaparte Criticised.
The luxury of the courts founded by Na
poleon, it is opportune to observe here, was
absurd. The luxury of the Bonapartes
was neither German nor French. It was a
medley a kind of learned luxury. There
was a touch of gravity iu it, as in that of
Austria. There was something half Eu
ropean, half Asiatic, borrowed from St.'
Petersburg. There were a few imperial
mantles taken from 'the old Rome of the
Caasars. But. on the other haud, there was
very little visible of that ancient court of
France where the art of good taste veiled
the gorgeousness of personal adornment.
What this kind of luxury displayed was
an utter lack of propriety, aud in Franc
whenever les convenances are lacking rid
icule is not far off.
This Bonaparte family, coming from a
lonely isle which was barely French, and
where it lived in mean circumstances,
having for its chief a man of genius whose
elevation was due to military laurels won
at the head of republican armies, which
armies were themselves the outcome of a
democracy in a state of ferment should
not this family have discarded the old lux
ury and adopted a new method even in re
lation to the lighter side of life? Would
not a noble simplicity have made it more
imposing and inspired confidence in its pow
er and its durability? Instead of this, the
Bonapartes so far deluded themselves as to
lielieve that a childish imitation of the
kings whose thrones they had taken was
one way of succeeding them. Talleyrand's
Memoirs in Century.
How People Disgnige Themselves.
Most of us hide behind dLs-juises.
Some do it innocently, from shyness.
They shrink from standing iu naked per
sonality before the world. So they cloak
themselves in mannerisms. Usually there
are lonely souls which brood over them
selves. Thus in isolated farmhouses,
whither the poets send us for the simplici
ties of nature, one is likely to find more
affectations and tricks of manner than in
our city dwellings.
The affectation of a quality, of an ac
complishment, is a covert roguery. The
overt rogue picks your pocket iu his game
of hide-and-seek with society. But the
man who would win your esteem, admira
tion, affection, confidence, by appearing to
be what he is not, is a rogue so subtle that
he often ends in deceiving himself.
There is the sweet infantile creature who
simpers and writhes, and drops her chin to
look up from under her lashes, and uses all
manner of guile to show you liow guileless
she is. There is the strong minded woman
who talks iu chest tones, is always posi
tive, and holds advanced opinions on all
points borrowed opinions, since the
strength of her mind is not iu the direction
of originating any. There are the ignorant
people who affect culture.
This sort of dishonesty gulls only the
dullard. Such affectations are open adver
tisements of poverty, since no one affects
what he possesses. Harper's Bazar.
We offrT $100 reward for any case of
catarrh that cannot be cared by tiking
II -ll's Cntarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheset & Co., Pro DP..
We, the undersigned, nave known F.
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be
lieve him perfectly honorable in all busi
ness transactions, and financially at.le to
carry out any obligations made by their
West & Truax. Wholesale Druggist, To
Walding, Kinnm & Marvin, Wholes-tie
Druggists, Tole.io. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is takn invrsallv,
acting directly upon the blood nnd mu
cous surfaces of the Fystem. Price 75:
per battle. S."ld by all druggists.
Pozzoni's Complexion Pnwder pro
duces a s.oft and beautiful -kic:iicom
bines every element of bea'i'y and tvirity
FOR SALE BY DAVID DON.
Agent for the
f Columbia and Victor
the very best wheel made. Call and see
- Si m rofpl
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S a ? CO tVM
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 of
infants lace and muslin caps or bonnets
will be sold at 4c each.
Starting with Monday a. m. we sell
a quantity of ventilated or gauze sum
mer corsets at 34o 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
11 and 13o while they go.
Wanted More milliners and stock keepers in our m!Wnery department. With car -preieot
complement ol Thelp It le impoenibln to wait on the customer, in thia department. Wanted-caan
boys. Wanted- to sell a lot of enow cae(, counters and table. Wanted the person who took a
lany's bat from our More by mictake on Thursday tatt, to return the s ame as soon as possible, at the
lady who loet the bat feels very much annoyed.
1712. 1714. 1716, 1718. 1720 aid 1722 Sacoiro Aveitcx.
-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 yon think of buying a machine it will pay you to come and see us.
THE FAIK. 1705 Second Avenue.
We Set tliB Pace, Let oaers Follow if they Gan
KANN & HUOKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second avenue,
Offer to the Pablic the mo briliiaat line of the aeason!in
Lounges and Coaches.
Centre, Libsaet and
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
lrish Cough Sryup
Acts quickly, is perfectly safe and
Medicine knows for all Sidney, Long and Stomach troublea, 1.
Thomas Kidney and Liver Pills;,
So a Bottle Samples free.
THE LION PROCESS SHOE?
If not try a pair; they will give -ou moresatif. ."i
faction for your money than any shoe you have
ever bought. Only one Bole and that of THE VERY ,
BEST. Outer and inner sole one solid piece of th
best sole leather.
No Ripping off of Soles.
No Squeaking, and no .Breaking in.
Just as easy as a hand turned.fand will wear twice '
as long. E?ery pair stamped on the sole ;
FOB salb Br "
Sole Agent for
Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue.
All day if they last, 100 AnsonTa
Co's round nickel clocks at 63c 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 lease 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 percent, and
some 40 per cent discount. This is the
third and last call. Best bargains of
the year. ...
Parlor Tables, Etc.
never falls to cure all Lung troubles. "
10c, 25c and 50c Bottle.
Drugcist, Rook Island.
Rock Island. - -.
Elm Street Store. .
S929 Fifth Avenue.