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THE ARGUB, THUKSDAY,
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Beth the method aisil results whet
if r is is taken ; it is pleasant
aiiil refreshing to tlie taste, ami act'
cf iitiy yet proinjitly on the Kulne'T,
i ivcr nml Jiowcls, clPanses tlie sys-
t.r.i eiiW-tuallv, dispels -colds, head-
ar..i icvers and cures habitual
MrST WORK SUNDAY.
Unwelcome News for the letter
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Menwe of Duty.
Syrup of Figs
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hu'r.hv ami airreealile substances, its
iiinnv ex'ilent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
pvrup oi r isrs is ior saie in cue
ana ti Koines oy an leaoing arur-
jrists. Any reliable druist who
may not have it on hand will pro
wire it promptly for any one who
wibes to try it. Do Dot accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE. Kt. NEW YORK. N.f.
f ALL PAPER,
Shelf Oil Cloth.
. Room and Picture
WTTieture Cord. Twine Mini's
and n"'k-ut lowit price.
Call and ore
C. C. TAYLOR.
Firt door east of London cloth
Inn Co .
The following dispatch appears in to
day's Washington dispatches to the Chi
cago Daily News:
The letter-carriers throughout the
country will be disappointed to learn that
the superintendent of the free-dcliserv
system has interpreted the new eight-
hour lew for letter-carriers to demand
56 hours of work for every week of seven
days. He holds that inasmuch as car
riers are paid for seven days' work in each
wee ana are expected to render service
on Sundays there is only one way the
law can be interpreted, and that is to de
mand as much work on Sundays as other
days. He says the pay for Sundays is
as much as other or wetk days, and why
not exact the eight hours for thefirst day
in each weekt The postmaster-general
does not believe in a Sunday
mail seryice it is asserted, but since
the law provides for it and the people de
mand it he will have to sustain the de
cision of Superintendent Pollock of the
Tree-delivery division. The letter car
riers fought many years for the law limit
ing a dny's work to eight hours. They
sent delegates here to importune many
congresses, but the deDartment officials
say no complaint can jastly be made of
tne Holding that as many hours must be
demanded under the new law for Sunday
as any other day. In many cities Sun
day is a day of rest for carriers, and this
decision will be received with grimaces,
but it is held in the postoffice department
that this construction should have been
anticipated in the law if it was to be con
sidered a hardship in view of other con1
The information conveyed in the above
will not be received with a gieat deal of
satisfaction by the mail carriers here or
anywhere else, and while The Argus
depricates any law that may be inter
preted to involve additional hours of
labor, it is gratified to know that
there exists a law that may compel the
present postmaster in Kick Island to do
his duty and not take advantige of Sun
day to shirk bis responsibilities to the
people of Rock Island. It has for the
long time been a matter of general com
plaint that the postmaster has ref used to
distribute the mail which arrives - from
Jhicago Sunday evening, and business
men who have been accustomed lo receiv
ing the m-iil which arrives Sunday eve
ning, haye been obliged under Mr. Well's
administration to wait until the following
morning. It has heretofore always been
customary to distribute all mails when
tbey arrive and no exception should be
made as to the Sunday mail. As long as
it arrives it should be distributed in the
quickest possible manner. Whether it is
compulsory that Mr, Wells should thus
accommodate the public . or not, it is
proper that he should, and the late de
cision quoted may involve the necessity
on his part.
THE STREET CAR SYSTEM. DISCHARGED THEM ALL.
Probability of a eir Track the F.o-
Ir Lentth or the old Uoiou Line
The probabilities are that the D .ven-
port & Rock Island Street Riilway syn
dicate will relay the old Union line the
entire length as oriuinaliv
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that is the Elm street branch from Third
avenue to Elm street, and from Thirty-
eighth street and Saventh avenue clear
through td Riverside cemetery, Moline.
Manager Louderback fayors such an
improvement, expensive as it would be
to the syndicate which has already gone
down far below the deDtha nf its
pockets, as it is apparent that the old
flat rail used by the Union Railway com
pany was put down more for, the
sake of having it there and to
sell out. than for sprvica ni1
it does not answer the purposes of the
electric cars. The upshot of the matter
is that where the syndicate has not al
ready replaced it or put down new track
wi'.h Johnston ril it will be obliged to
use this kind of material in order to
insure safety. The track from Thirty
eighth street to the old blue line barn
wil! certainly be relaid and it is quite
likely that the whole road will be rebuilt.
Before making the improvement on
the Elm street line to the point
where the road begins the ascent of the
hill which is now Johnston rail it is
probable that Mr. Louderback will
seek the necessary rtquirements tc change
the route somewhat from the intersection
of Twenty-sixth and Seventh avenuj, to
the end that the route instead of so close
ly parallelling the Moline & Rock Island
line, will run throuffh another part of the
city and reach the present junction at
Nineteenth and Second with the main
lines bsit does now.
The syndicate car drivers and conduc
tors will all be uniformed as soon as the
running arrangement is firmly establish
ed and all present difficulties are overcome.
The Xorihneatrr. Road Btaarrt All
Itm witcbmea tnd Vardmea Threat
rnlBK to Htrikr. and Heiatitatca
Chicago, May 14 Every switchman
and yardmaster employed by the Chicago
& Northwestern riilrosd was paid off and
discharged this morning and new men
previously engagtd took the places of the
discharged men who declined to reengage
on the company' conditions. All trains
departed on time and a strong force of
police is guarding the company's yards,
but no trouble has occurred. The com
pany reinstated Taiduaster Mclnerney
discharged some time ago, on demtnd of
We offer S100 reward for any case of
catarrh that cannot be cured by taking
Hull's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheket & Co., Props.,
We, the undersigned, nave known F.
J. Cheney for the jast 15 years, and be,
lieve him perfectly honorable in all busi
ness transactions, and finuncitlly able to
carry out any obligations made by their
West & Trusx. Wholesale Druggist, To
Walding, Rinnan & Marvin, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hull's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly n pon the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. Price 75c
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
PozzoniV Complexion Powder pro
duces a soft and beautiful -kic; it com
bines every element of beauty and purity
Wanted A cirl at 14U9 Second avenue.
T. Iv. BURK'S
Consolidated. Shows and Gorgeous
THE CRYSTAL SLIPPER.
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 improvlug every
year. A new glass banquet
lamp, silk shade (small size
takes two or three at least lor
a tabled are amte attractive.
Plenty of flower pots, plain
Q. M. Loosltey.
A Fine Kshtbittoo.
The Davenport fire department gavean
exhibition of the proficiency to be attain
ed by a paid system, for the benefit of
the Cedar Rapids visitors yesterday, and
afforded an idea of what Rock Island may
expect to have the coming summer when
the new department is established, and
In working form. The Democrat of this
It was at just 15 minutes past 6 'o'clock
that Mayor Henderson, of Cedar Rapids,
pulled the box at the corner of Second
and Harrison streets, and in about a min
ute after the various companies came
dashing up from all directions. The
Ones were the fir ft to reach the corner
and string their hoBe, and the coupling
to the hydrant had been made and water
began pouring from the nczz e
of the hose just one minute
and 44 Seconds after the alarm
was turned in. The ether eompanics
fastened to the hydrant n Harrison street
at the corner of Third and at the alley
between Second and Third streets, and
rood six streamB of water were being
thrown into the air. The magnificent
fire pressure of the waterworks was never
better displayed, the water rising into tne
air higher than the highest buildings.
The streams were played in various direc
tions. as some of the spectators realized
to their sorrow, and both eleyatiou and
distance throwing was indulged in. The
riinnl&v was witnessed by an immense
gathering of peopie.
m evaa t
$200.00 and Upward
For sale, seenred on land worth from three to five
times tUe amount or the loan.
lnterwn7 percent tern
fomiuud free of charge .
-annually, collected and
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Room 8 and 4 Masonie Temple.
KOCK ISLAND, Ei.
J. E. REIDY,
Buy, sellB and manages property jn
commission; money to loan
on small amounts.
Also aeent for the Syndicate insurance ., or
Winn., the Amaaon of Cincinnati and the 3rand
Rapida of Grand Kapids, men.
lftna RAonTYd Avenue, over
Hoppe's Tailor Shop.
The Pittsburg went north.
Th Helen Schu'enbere came down
with 16 strings of logs.
The staceof the water was i;00atnoon;
the temperature on the bridge 76.
The Pilot and Verne Swain came down,
on fh T.nplla. J. G. Parke. Elsie and
Louise passed Dp.
When the Bteamer Sidney reached Du
bnque on Saturday it was aiscoverea
that one of the roustabouts had the
smallpox. He was taken in charge by
the board of health and all those who
have been in contact with him win oe
quarantined until all danger of their be
ing taken with the same disease
A Xovel Sapper.
The ladies of the Central church say
All who can euess their "riddle ' bi'.l of
both palatable and
Served tomorrow evening from 6 to 9,
at the residence of Mrs. C. H. Connelly
Ely's Cream Balm is especially adapted
.a . n-medv for catarrh which is ggra-
vated by alkaline dust and dry winds.
W. A Hover, Uruggisi, uenver. ,
An Ea:ly Morning Alarm.
Fire broke out egain this morning
under the swing holes in the west house
of the Rock Island glass factory, and
spread fast, so that aa alarm was turned
in which was responded to by the Fiank
lins wi'.h their trained horse fiiet. the
other companies and the hook and ladder
tiuck following. The fire, which has
broken out a numver of times before in
the same place, was caused by sparks
escaping from the furnaces around which
platforms are built and upon which the
blowers work. Usually when these
platforms take fire it is quenched with a
few pails of water, but this morning it
got a little belter start, however, and an
alarm was sounded.
The loss is estimated at between 13.500
and $ 5,000, the greatest damage being to
the foundation. The building is abund
antly insured in the agencies of Hurst &
Donaldson and Loos'.ey & Knowlton.
The promptness with which the Frank
lins were enabled to respond with their
drilled horse and modern apparatus no
doubt prevented a conflagration, as that
company had the fire well subdued be
fore any of the other volunteers put in
J-'raorlt nurpny and II In Wirv.
J. R. Johnston is in receipt from his
daughter, Mrs. Francis Murphy, of a
copy of the Huntington, (Ind.,) Herald,
giving an account of the temperance
work there of Mr. and Mrs. Murphy. It
says after giving an extended account of
the series of meetings:
From here Mr. Murphy goes to La Porte
and from there he will hold a series of
meetings at Monticello. He and his wife
have made a multitude of warm friends
during their visit in Huntington. Tbey
seem a perfect embodiment of their mot
to, "Malice towards none and charity for
all." Mr. and Mrs. Murphy will spend
the summer either on the Pacifii coast or
Certain of those who compose the "in-
floonce" had a cat fit yesterday when the
erroneous impression got into circulation,
through a misunderstanding, that the po- j
lice were to wear "green" helmets this
summer instead of "grey." and Officer
filasa swore he would die on the spot be
fore he would don one. This would
have settled the matter had there been
any intention of adopting green as the
color, and when it was explained that
the helmets were to be grey the "in
floonce," including Mr. Glass, felt better.
But it was awful for a while.
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JAHNS & BERTELSEN,
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Tinware And Housk Furnishing Goods.
1612. SECOND AVENUE.
ROCK ISLAND.' ILL.
-IN THIS LITTLE I.IACHINE-
AT ROCK ISLAND,
Monday, lay 18.
PRICES-10 and 20 Cents-
are combined alVthe latest improvements for similar Machines,
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles
to insure speed, comfort and durability.
If jon think of baying a machine it will pay yon to come and eee us.
THE FAIK, 1705 Second Avenue.
We Set tliePace, Let Otliers Follow if they Can
KANN & HTJCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second avenue,
Oiler to the Pablic the mol brilliant line of the feason'in
Lounges and Couches.
FOR SALE BY DAVID DON.
Centre, Lib sab y and Parlor Tables, Etc.
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
lrish Coudi Srvuo
O U 1
Acts quickly, is perfectly safe and never fails to cure all Lung troubles.
TRY IT. 10c. 25c and 50c Bottle.
Medicine known for all Kidney, Long and Stomach tronblca. it
Thomas' Kidney and Liver Pills.
5c a Bottle Samples free.
Druggist, Rock Island.
The case of Bowles vs. Miller is being 1
tried today, and at the close of this di
vorce the case of Stomer vs. Stomer will
be taken up.
The separate maintenance case of Bick-
nell vs. Bicknell was settled m the circuit
court yesterday afternoon, the settlement
providing that the property be sold and
after the payment of all debts, the re
mainder be evenly divided.
Do Yoa Congfcl
Don't delay. Take Kemp's Balsam, the
best cough cure. It will cure your
coughs and colds. It will cure sains in
the chest. It will cure lnlluenra and
bronchitis and all diseases pertaining to
the lungs because it is a pure balsam.
Hold it to the light and Bee how clear and
thick it is. You will see the excellent
effect after taking the first dose. Large
i bottles 50c and 1 .
Agent for the
Columbia and Victor
the very best wheel made. Call and pee
AGENTS OF EVERY KIND
Tnnrance. Fraternal Order, book or otherwise.
Memben irel S1U0 in one year. They pay bat tl
week. Anybody cm make at tbe lowet (1ST
eaob week easily. Everybody wants a certificate.
because for each member they bring iu they get
their f 100 a month earlier. This la a good thlcg
ana oon t mixiase it. Aoare'S
J. L. tINVERZ ACVT. Secretary.
1 Weat Lexingtwn' St , Baltimore, Md.
iTHE LION PROCESS SHOE?
If not try a pair; they will giye Jyou morejjsatis
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 sol leather.
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
FOE SALE BY
Sole Agent for Rock Itland.
Central Shoe Store,
1818 Becond Avenue.
Elm Street Store,
2929 Fifth Avenue.