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THE ABGTJB, SATURDAY, MAT 23 1801. . 5
V.h tiie Tsiftlnul and results whin
vr ;.i of Fijrs is taken; it is pleasant
i(rchii:g t the taste, and arts
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1" the taste and nc-.-:..'
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ih:'.;"..v s.rreealie ul.tances. its
! txo'lleiit ip.iaiities commend it
t.. i Wive made it the aflDSt
j-.,."!.!.; r.-::H'.Iv known.
Syrup :t' Fijrs is for sale in fOc
sml fl '"''.ties by all leading drig-fL-t.-.
Any reliable druggist iho
may have it on hand vail rro
cure it promptly for any one vho
Tithes to try it. Do not accept sny
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
10UISVILU. KY. NEW YORK. N.Y.
Shelf Oil Cloth.
Ro. iii and Picture
i?Pir!urt' Cord. Twine Nui's
and n""t" ut lowt-t prii"!-.
C'ul! mill e
C. C. TAYLOR.
F:rt dj"r cat of Lon.lon clotb
My assortment of chamber
sets is now complete, and the
range in price and in styles is
enough to satisfy any taste.
In table cutlery also I h-ive
a fair variety, at prices in.er
esting to any one who is ' bay
ing. The hard rubber bandied
knives, with four tined forks to
match, are paiticularly geed;
warranted to stand hot water.
Handles will not come off.
G. M. Looslev,
I 1I1XA AND bLA,
JtHHt btcoud Avenue.
IN bl3 T
2):).Q0 and Upward
for -aiu, ..r:irel on '.xal worth from three b Svt
t.t.T." t ie aruTitit of the loan.
r-a: 7 pcrC'.-nt s-imi-annnally, collected ami
r-'uiTV. J free of caargu.
E. W. HURST,
Attokney at Law
Rrxitn. j 8nj 4 Masonio Temule.
KOCK ISLAXD. ILL.
J. E. REIDY,
T room honseon -JOtta street ; 6 room house on
9-nd struct; 8 room. bouse on 2ind street; 3 room
house near old fair grounds; 4 lots in Dcdge"
addition; 11 room bonne Davenport, Ia. ; 14 room
house on Huh street ; 10 room brick house o 1 17th
street; 4 room cottage 8th avenue and llths.reet;
0 room house on tin avenue and sHth str itl : 9
room bouse on 33rd street ; 6 room house 01 17th
street ; 5 room house on 21th street ; 2 small lots
on S:h avmue: lots for sale in South Park Terr
1803 Second Avenue, over
Hoppe's TailorJ Shop.
The Union Depot and New
The Only Way 10 Tliem and jet
It lKtmpls Enough Cubllc r n
iinient IllKntl' Appllrd Will
The only way 11 jofe Ishnd can grow is
through partaking liberally and continu
ally of a beaithy and enthusiastic public
spirit. Eaterprise is the life-blood of a
city, its only stimulus, its sole means of
support. Relaxation is dangerous, stag
nation is fatal . Rock Island discovered
thetlixir of life a few short jews ago,
and has been taking the right kind of
medicine since, but unlike the remedy
whica the successful physician prescribes
for bodily ill, it will not effect a perma
nent benefit ia such a manner that after
a while it may be dispensed with. It
must be kept up, and the doses increased
and multiplied rather than diminished.
Public enterprise, which has done so
much for Rock Island, has smothered
selfishness and kindled and fostered mu
nicipal pride and public interest in all
that pertains to Rock Island, must not
cease if the city would continue its on
ward march. Much has been done in the
way of public improvements ia two
years more than our people realize; it'
takes one who has been away but a
few years to realize in amazement
the transformations that have taken
place on every hand. But we should not
rest with these very gratifying eviden- es
of what perseverance and determination
have done. We should not be satisfied
with paved stree'.s, beautiful parks, elec
trie street cars, a paid fire department, a
public building and a viaduct. We should
turn our attention to the next best move
for the city's upbuilding.
A week ago The Argcs published the
views excellent views they were of a
citizen relative to two very important
improvements which now present them
selves to Rock Island as necessary a
new court house and a union depot.
During the past week the sentiments
therein advanced have been
endorsed on every hand. In
fact the only objection has come from
the croaker who groaned when the pav
ing of streets was first mentioned and has
grunted at every public improvement
since. lie now stands on the street
corners and grunts and groans at the
speed of the electric cars, and he will
continue to grunt and groan until he cm
grunt and groan no more. But the electric
cars will speed on just the same. And
so will Rock Island. With equal as
surances may the assertion be
advanced that Rock Island will
have a union depot and a new court
house, and The Argus has confidence
enough in the city to believe both will be
under way in less than a year's time.
Why not? What is to hinder both? Is
there any one in Rock Inland who cares
for Rock Island, who does want a union
depot, and is there one in Rock Island
capable of thinking who does not realize
the advantages to come from such an im
provement? Is tbere on the other hand a
man in Rock Island who does not hang
his bead in shame when in showing a
stranger in the city about, he comes upon
the court house, that ancient structure
called a temple of justice, but which in
its very appearance is a mockery upon
justice? The people of Rock Island say
let the union depot be built, and the peo
ple of Rock Island county are endowed
with sufficient pride to desire a better
looking structure for the capital of their
commonwealth. Public sentiment will
1 rovide the improvements. It is already
created. AM that is necessary i9 to bring
it out iu a mast forcible form. It favors
a union depot and a court bouse. Let's
The Xew llutir House.
Ilousel, Woodyatt & Co., the new
music firm at So. 1S04 Second avenue,
have an advertisement in another part of
The Argus, to which they call the atten
tion of the public. Mr. Woodyatt has
also a la rire similar store in Mohne, es
tablished nearly five years ago. where he
has a large trade. lie enjoys the reputa
tion of dealing only in reliable goods, and
to be as represented. The Rock Inland
establishment will be run under tbs man
agement of G. R. Ilousel, the well
known mueic teacher, the head of the
firm here. He is ably assisted by F. D.
Woodyatt, a near relative of W. C.Wood
vatt. H. Hodges will do the outside
hustling in which avocation he is a great
success. Miss Clara Diesenroth, a very
pleasant young lady and a good musi
cian, assists in the store. Read their ad
vertisement for the different makes of
musical instruments they handle.
The Ben Hershey brought down eight
strings of lumber.
The Verne Swain made her regular
trip in and out of port.
. The Le Claire Belle and Belle Mac each
came down with 16 strings of logs.
The stage of the water was 4:10 at
noon; the temperature on the bridge, 62.
The Pilot came down and the Helen
Schulenburg, F. C. A. Denkman, Lum
berman and Lumber Boy went up.
Br idee travel yesterday amounted to:
Foot, north 498; south, 506; total,
1,004; teams, north 380; south, 374;
THE PROPER POLICY.
Tae Encouragement omaanractnrlng
Enterprise aa Hour to Aeconl.
"It was with pleasure that I read of
the disposition of our Ciozjns' Improve
ment association at its Thursday night
meeting to make an effort to secure an
industry which is thinking of moving
fromJoliet. That is the proper course
to pursue in Rock Island now. We want
more industries such as give employment
to a large number of men. Bit how are
e to get those enterprises? All over
the country nowdays cities are mikinj
efforts to secure more. Yes. and it is not
only the smaller ciiies which
are entering into these endeavors.
The big fellows are in it. S:. Liuis the
other day coaxed the Dubuque iron
works, one of the biggest insti
tutions, away, simply by means of a
bonus and other inducements. I read the
other day of an Iowa town, an inland
place at that, which is offering a $20,000
bonus, a desirable tract of land for fa; tory
site and taxes free for several years into
the bargain lor a shoe factory."
' Now what I want to say is that Rock
Island must 20 into this inducement effer
ing business if it would have more fac
tories. I am willing to be one of a num
ber of citizens who shall form a syndicate
to purchase land and create a fund and
offer inducements to outside enterprises.
I will give $500 if our other citizens will
give the same proportion of their means.
We must get land to giye to these institu
tions gratii,and furnish them a bonus be
sides. That is the way to do the only
The Mirrt Railway.
The Davenport & Rock Island railway
company has decided to relay the entire
Union line from Thirty-eighth street to
Riverside cemetery in Mohne. Six cars
loads of 52-pound Johnston rail arrived
this morning, and two carloads of lies,
while the remainder will continue to ar
rive until all the proposed new trackage
is put down. D. A. McGugin. of Dav
enport, has the contract and will begin
the work with all the men he can .get
Monday morniDg. The undertaking will
be pushed as rapidly as possible. This
determination on the part cf the syndi
cate, involving as it does an immense
outlay of money, is but another evidence
of the company's public spirit, and its
confidence in Rock Is'and and Moline, in
which it is to be hoped it will not be diB
There are no cars running on the
bridge line today. The contractors who
are improving the Rock Island bridge are
erecting their trestles for the shore span
work, and the cars have been withdrawn
until a transfer switch can ba put in o:
until the work is entirely done. Proba
bly the best thing the company can do is
to keep its ctirs off entirely until the
work is done. The damage that has al
ready been done to the cars will hardly
be over come by the revenue derived.
While the traffic is suspended, the cars
should be repaired and nut in a more re
spectable appearance. Though they
will eventually be used entirely as trail
ers, the roofs have been battered up and
the chimneys knocked off. until they lcok
pretty nearly as bal as the cars which
used to run on the Third street line in
The TJr-ion speaks of a reported propo
sition to Manager Louderback, of the
Rock Island !c Milan street railway, to
abandon his present line of the Milan
road and use the Ninth street route by
extension to the Watch tower junction,
as the people ou Ninth street say "they
can show him five times the patronage
for the road, and much less new iron to
be put down." It is hardly probable that
such a change is being strioutly consid
ered by Mr. Louderback, as his ordinance
to equip the Milan roid with electricity
provides that the present cs'ablished
route shall be followed, as the council
would not have granted it with any alter
ations, and for the further reason that if
there is a change, which Mr. Louderback
has in mind now, it is to seek the right to
abandon the syndicate Ninth street lice
entirely. Beyond Fourth avenue it iloes
not brins in 50 cents a day.
A .Memorial IH-vIay.
The London Clothing company has
made a reputation in this vicinity for the
elaborate displays wnich it has placed in
its show windows, but Mr. Leyeen, who
is the designer of the displays, has now
eclipsed all former efforts. He has shown
his patriotism as well as his exceeding
good taste in arranging a show for Me
morial day, which consiets of a column of
veterans headed by G;n. Sherman on a
charge, the veterans carrying all th3 ac
coutrements of the soldiers even to the
well known gray blanket9, strapped on
their shoulders. The surroundings are a
mass of flags and flowers and other dec
orations which are appropriate on such
occasions. The display is one of the
prettiest ever arranged in Rock Island,
and is indeed a credit to the business
portion of the city. The window has a
metropolitan appearance and should be
viewed with the same degree of pride on
the part of our citizens, that ia evinced
toward the city by the London folks in
Special sale of bedroom sets until June
1 at Holbrook's, Davenport.
Monday Mfr vires.
At the Central PrPHhur
Rev. J. H. Kerr pastor, f vices as usual,
morning and evening. T P. 8. E. and
Sunday school at usual hours.
At Trinity church. Rev. R. F. Sweet.
rector. Tomorrow, Trinity Sunday,s.rv-
" iv ) a m. is m. anu i:o)
p m. At the chapel at 2:30 o. m.
At the Broad wav Prtsh vlriftn Kpv
W. S. Marquis, pastor. At the morning
service at 10.45. Graham Le will preach
Eveoing service at 7 30. Sunday school
at 9:10. Young people's meeting at 6:30;
at South park chapel at 2:30.
At the Christian, services at 10:45 a.
m.. and 7.45 p. ni.. conducted by the
pastor. Rev. T. W. Grafton. Subject in
morning, "The Divine Life and it's
Achievement?.', Evening subject, "Paul
and the Jailor." The third of a series of
sermons on "How Men are Made Chris
tians." Sunday school at 9 35 a. m.
Young people's meeting at 6:45 p. m.
At the First Baptist church, Grand
Army Memorial services in the morning.
Subject for evening: "The Devil at
Home and Abroad." Sunday school at 9:15
m., J. W. Welch, purxrintendent.
Young people's meeting at 6:30 p. ro.
led by Miss Emma Churchill; subject.
Three Great Facts" Eph. II. 4 6.
Sunday school at Forty-fourth stieet
chapel at 3 p. m , C." L. Williams
superintendent Trenching at chapel in
the evening by Charles T. Knox.
At the First Methodist, preaching at
10:45 a. m. and 7 45 p. m., bv the pas
tor. Rev G.'W.Oue Morning subiect.
Our Final Reward." eyeoicg subject,
'A Ruined God, or the Final Doom of
all Wrong." Sunday school at 9:15 a.
m., J. F. Robinson, superintendent.
Junior league 2:30 n nr... Amy Hender
son, leader. Young people's meeting at
6:45 p. m., C. E Adams leader.
The case of Littig and Bradihaw
charged with burglarizing Roach's saloon
last February, is being tried in the cir
cuit court before a iary composed of
Maxwell Lyons. Henry Schafer. Judson
Smith. John Cams, David P.ingle. Ed
ward Hein, William Johnson. William
Brown, J. F. Bidham. J. S. Guysinger,
and Tbamas Downing. The case con
sumed all day yesterday, and evidence
was still being taken when the court ad
The case of Carlin vs the City of Rock
Island will very likely he t:iki-n up in the
circuit court on Monday.
"Speaking of preaching, misquotingand
misinterpretation of Scripture," remarked
a story tellinet Maine Yankee the other
evening, "ministers aren't the only class
of persons usins Bible language that con
strue or explain it to t he confusion of their
-I remember Uncle John S , a piou,
good hearted man of forty years ago, in
Cumberland county, Me., who, while nt
tering an exhortation in a prayer meeting,
alluded feelingly to the persecution and
contemptuous treatment suffered by Jesus
at the hands of the Jews, and illustrated
his thought by the instance of Christ's en
try into Jerusalem, attended by a large
concourse of friendly disciples.
"Said he: 'My friends, what outrajis
thines them old Jews use't ter dew to the
gentle Saviour, when he whs a-duin all he
could to cure 'em of ther sickness 'u' bring
'em ter life, '11' a-leediu' the pore, starvin'
souls with the luerackerlus bread, 'n' how
patient he was when they niist reated him
so? Jest think of his ridin" inter J'rus'
lum. 'n' bein" fullered arter by .1 mob, a
hootin' 'n' a-hollerin' 'n" abusin' or him all
the way! They even tore the limbs off'n
the trees and throwed 'em inter the road
ahead on "im. It was jest like them on
feelin' Jews; for they done it. I alius
thought, jest a-purpose to scare the colt:' "
We offer $100 reward for any case of
catarrh that cannot be cured ny taking
Hull's Cntarrh Cure.
F. J. Chexey fc Co., Props.,
We, the undersigned. nav known F.
J. Cheney for the last 15 yeirs and bei
lieve him perfectly honorable in all busi
ness transactions, and tinmci-iUy able to
carry out any obligations made by their
West &Truax. Wholesale D-tig'ist, To
Waliiicg, Kitiuin & Mrvm. Whole
sale Druggists, To'edo. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is inken internally,
acting directly u pon the h'.ood ad mu
cous surfaces of the system. Price 75c
per bottle. Sold by ail drugg'sis.
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FOR SALE BY DAVID DON.
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Tinware And House
-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 bnying a machine it will pay you to come and see ns.
THE FA IK, 1705 Second Avenue.
ffo Set tlie Pace, Let Otliers Follow if they Can
KANN & HTJCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second avenue,
Offer to the Pablic the most brilliant line of the season in
Lounges and Coaches.
Centre Libsart and
A Sure Cure for a
ALL KINDS OF
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing al. kiDdt
of Stoyes with Castings at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
has been added where all kinds of machine
work will b done first -class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
HENRY C. SCHAFFER,
60FT AND HARD
Office 1431 Second avenue, corner Fifteenth et.
Telephone No. 1039.
Or Use E.ljiaor Habit, ffoJHel.v C ured
by ifnftnfttcriDe Or. llinc
It is manufactured mm powder, which can betfvMi
in cria9 cf boer. ft cup of coffee or teft, or in fcxm,
without the knowledge oft he patient. It im Absolutely
harmleM. and will effect permanent and epeedy
curr. w net her the cmtient is a modrat drinker -r
o alcoholic wreca:. It has been riven in thousands
wi iuu in every instance perteci cure tifta fol
lowed It nrrer Falls. The system once imprefrruit
ed with the Specinc.it becomes n utter impossibility
for the houor appetite to exist.
UOLl. SPW inrro., feol Proprietors,
43 page book of particulars fie. To be had eft
Marshall A Fither&cd T. H. Thomas, druggists
Rock 1-lhDd, 1H.
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IMrROVtOrlJrrllfCTHie BUT Alt SUSPENSOM
c KlU NU SUSEf. M. 1. for lht ,rrf6c fur.
p. I ... ml artli Kttkma. civinc 1IM. 8001 b-
L. I'wO.aaa. 4arr.nL of FlricttT thrniirb ! WF.AK
PARTS, r. (..r-r.r 'l .m!oKKALTKm4 VK.OKOI STRENGTH.
tltlrl. Ihtitci Iwi ittt..tu. or . forfeit S5.ti(H Id cub.
bt-LI nd vsvot7 H-pi.t. ti. n, Wort tW-
BASSES LCIEICCe.. UUWk, CHHA6B.IU.
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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Parlor Tables, Etc.
Cough or Cold is
Be ii also engaged in the
at the tame place with a chelce lot of Groceries.
place with a chelce lot of (
arm produce a specialty.
HORST VON KCECKRITZ, Pharmacist
Prescriptions a Specialty.
Fourth Ave. and Twentv-Third St.
Sj A pamp list of Information and ab-
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. "";,,n r-'iraii, 1 iTeiit. Trade.
a v-p?Tiiruia, mm rtt. .'.
JV iri MUNN II CO.
m? O is acknowledged
the leailinr remedy fof
The only nat rfme.iy for
1 irejtribe it and feel
ffe in recommending i
mj n:i niiirers.
A. J. fclONER.
Sold by ItruKialftV
R OF.OI EFFEN BACH'S
SURE CUBE tor SEMIKAL. NEtVnuS
URINADT TBOUBUS ia V0UNJ3,
MIDDLE-AGEd uil 01 D Hra. lf
. ST1MACH MtOICATlONi NO INCH
TAINT1 01 DISAFrOINTMtNT.butpMt.
tieir Mkftn tb. wort curi in 24 hours.
ftnd prm.nDt!r cure Id llwlar.. laosjs
trcatiaeaioatruitj resuxD mail for (1. cirm;af rree.
, . THE PERU DRUG CO.,
3oleagts.fortheC.S. 188 WlS.SIMi:iAljaEE,Ii
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