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Riii tise iiietnod ami results 'when
r-vii!;) 'f FiiT-? is taken; it is peasant
i.ml rttml.tnsr to the taste, aiM acts';
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rent IV V(i . rmn;iy uu lue lvnmevt,
Liver n::d lK-weJs, cleause3 the sya-
cScniruiy, dispels colds, head-.
;,.- n i l icveis ami cures habitual
..intin. 8yn:j of Figs is the
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'-.. !leaiiisr t the taste aid ac-
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'.;.: r.:i.l tnsh beneficial in its
V,:-. '.I'v-.if"'' nlv from the most
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v t xi-eli.'i:t qualities conim?nd it
t,. ail a:; 1 have made it tho most
r.Milar ic:;;elv known.
f-vr.ip ii r iets is tor snie la ouc
suil'fl lttles by all leading drug-jjL-ts.
Any reliable druggist. who
uisv ui t have it on hand vT.l tiro-
cure it promptly for any one -who
wishes to try iL Do not accet t any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAW FRANCISCO. CAL.
10WSVIUE. KY. HSW YORK, H. Y-
Shelf Oil Cloth.
Konia !t!:J Picture
t?Fic'rure Cord. Twine ?ai!s
and nu"k! ut lowe-t price.
Call find eec
C. C. TAYLOR,
F;M doer :it of London cloth
My assortment of chamber
sets is now complete, and the
ranee in price and in styles is
enough to satisfy any taste.
In table cutlery also I have
a fair variety, at prices inter
esting to any one who is buy
ing. The hard rubber handled
knives, with four tined forks to
match, are pai ticularly good;
warranted to stand hot a'ater.
Handles will not come off.
G. M. Loosi.ET.
' I1INA AND (.Lif,
l Second Avenue.
JM tlHS F
:"230.0') and Upward
f"r "a.i;, nvcire '1 on Inr.d wor'h from three to Svt
liaw the m mat of the loan.
Iii 't. h: 7 iicr cent s iiui-annaally, cull.-ct 'd and
'lilted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Atiozxey at Law
Room- 3 and 4 Masonio Temple.
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. K KEIDY,
Agent ror the Bynuicate in. v.o., m miiiunij
i; th Amazon lDnnrance compitiy f Cincin
nati : the Grand Rapids of Grand RapMt, Micb..
and the American Cansltv Insurance Ld ttecnr.ey
company of Baltimore, Md.
A chmr lot of ritT nroDertT for snli', all well
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located. Care and management of propertv eo-
1803 Second Avenue, over
Hoppe's iTailor Shop.
3 xl ''t.'KAW
. A VERY CLOSE CALL
The Veteran Engineer, John Keeley
Irggrt I'nder hi Engine 30 Jt et,
he F.cape With Probably Only
The veteran John Keeley, of the Cable
branch of the R. I. & P. railway, had
about as narrow an escape from a fright
ful death as is apt to happen in a life
time, this morning.
After bringing his tra'n from Cab'e at 8:05
toe backed his engine down to the round
house, ss is his custom, where it was
turned and then hacked up ag&in as far
as Seventeenth street to await the signal
to back on up and take the train out as
soon as it was made np. When the loco
motive. No. lO.stopped, Engineer Keeley
dismounted from the cab to go up town
to attend to some business, telling the
fireman, Robert Knight, to back up when
he received the signal from tbe yardman
that the train was ready. He then
started to walk up the tracks, and had
proceeded only about half way through
the block when he stepped over onto the
Peoria tracks to avoid a switch engine
which was coming up tbe C , B. & Q
track closely paralleling it. In tbe mean
time, unknown to Mr. Keeley, bis fireman
had received tbe signal to back up and he
proceeded to do so, and before tbe en
gineer realized his danger, the tender of
his engine struck bim in the back and
knocked bim down. Tbe brake beam
caught his clothing, and be was held in
peril directly under the locomotive and
dragged a distance of fully 30 feet. He
gave the alarm to the fireman to stop, and
he succeeded rn reversing the engine be
fore tbe wbeels struck the helpless man
who was at the mercy of bis own locomo
tive. Engineer Keeley was at once taken
from his perilous position by Officer
Etzsl and others who happened to witness
tbe accident, and carried into a
siae room in .Lotbar iiarms res
taurant, Second avenue and Seven
teentb, and Superintendent Sudlow.Train
Dispatcher Greenougb, Dr. "W. A. Paul,
J. S. Gilmore. Father Thomas Mackin
and others were soon by his side. From
his appearance it wa9 feared Mr. Keeley
had sustained serious injury, though he
maintained composure and declared that
he was not.badly hurt. From the exam
ination byDr. Paul, who dressed tbe
wounds.'it was apparent that none- ot
them were serious, although there is, of
course, the possibility of the development
of internal injuries later. Tbe left side
of the face and scalp was badly torn and
bruised, tbe ear contused, wnile the hands,
arms and breast were considerably lacer
ated. After I tbe injuries had been
dressed, Mr. Keeley was conveyed in a
carriage to tbe Peoria depot, and this af
ternoon taken to his home at Cable. Fire
man Knight is temporarily in charpe of
the veteran engineer's locomotive.
Engineer Keeley is probably the oldest
locomotive engineer running into Rock
Island. He has been in the service of the
R . I . fc P. ever since the road was started
and on tbe Cable branch ever since it was
opened. He wa9 originally in the em
ploy of the Rock Island road and manip
ulated one of tbe first engines that ever
came into Rock Islatd. 37 years ago. His
escape this morning was as marvelous as
it was thrilling, and Officer Etzjel who
witnessed it. and finally succeeded in at
tracting tbe fireman's attention, says if
the engine had run another foot the en
gineer's body would have struck the
wooden crossing at Seventeenth street
and very likely have been thrown uDder
Wben the fireman, who heard noting
of tbe engineer's cries owing to the noise
the C, B. & Q. switch engine was rcak
iatTUI)til Officer E'zel give him tbe
ftlarm. found that a man wus under the
engine, he came very near faintirg.
Wben he saw tbe prostrate form was that
nf his engineer and cab companion, bis
grief and distraction knew no bounds.
Oeatli or -Urn. I - WhlfTen
Unrnins- V Jlost lti .liable
The unwelcome angel of death has ia
vaded the home of Mr. and Mrs. L . M
Whiffen. and taken away his companion
of vears his beloved wife, who passed
from life at 7:30 this morning, at her reS'
idence on Thirty-eighth street. The de
ceased was born in Fayette county. Pa.
is tftan and leaves in addition to
w husband a eon. Charles F. Whiffen,
and also five brothers and two sisters
For years she had been a resident of
Rock Island and many are the people of
the city who will be saddened by the an
..i,nniPiit that she is no more, while in
the hour of his great sorrow, Mr. Whif
fen will have the sympathy which comes
.1,. ..pnrta of those who knew
and loved ber best.
Tbe funeral announcement will be
Whether on pleasure bent or business,
should take on every trip a bottle of
Syrup of Figs, as it acts most pleasantly
and effectually on the kidneys, liver and
bowels, preventing fevers, headaches and
other forms of sickness. For sale in 50c
and tl bottles by all leading druggists.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. vNE
WHAT SHALL THE ISSUE RE?
The JomlnS School Elrrtloo anl the
lellUenc l ndritasdln t With
Which .11 Should Vote-lAst The
be Xotbing Cencraled.
W. B. Ferguson is being urged as a
candidate for member of the board of
education at the forthcoming election to
succeed the retiring member. Dr. George
The information has come to The
Alters, though with what degree of truth
we are not prepared to say, that the' can
didacy of Mr. Ferguson is sustained by
the A. P. A. order, and should he
be elected, it is with the understanding
that he is to acknowledge obligation to
that organization. As staled above, The
Arocs has no positive knowledge that
Mr. Ferguson is the condidate of any par
ticular sect, hut it does hold that if he is,
the public should know it. The time has
come in the history of Rock Island school
elections when the issue should be made,
and the people should know for what prin
ciples they are voting as well as for
what men. All are familiar with
the disgraceful tactics which have char
acterized the two last school elections in
Rock Island, and to what estent secret
ana illegal methods have been carried to
thwart the will of the people. The Ar
gus holds that in school elections, above
all others, there should be fair play, and
the elimination of everything that tends
of prejudice or narrow-mindedness. The
proper men should be selected men who
are known to be friends of our public
schools, while religious predilection
should be no consideration. Far would
it be from the purpose of The Argus to
support any one who is
known, or reliably suspicioned
cf being mnfriendly to our publia schools
or in sympathy by word or act with par
ochial schools. Catholic, Lutheran or
One year ago through the most un
warranted and disreputable misrepresen
tation on the one hand, and the boldebt
and most outrageously illegal procedure
oa the other, one of the best members
of the board of education was defeated,
the voice of the people smothered and
their will trodden under foot by non resi
dent voters. The defeat of that member
involved an apparent repudiation by tae
people of one of the b;st records ever
made on the Rock Island school board.
But such it was. A class actuated
wholly by prejudice and with a falsehood
as their watchword, gloated over the de
feat of that member, for they accom
pushed it and the legal voters did
not. A filse cry that that member
favored the Catholic church.- and
tbe introduction of illegitimate votes ac
complished the purpose. It is the
repetition of such a disgrace that The
Argus seeks to avoid. If the A. P. A.
has a candidate of its own let it be Known,
and if that organization has any charge
to make against another candidate let
it be made openly and boldly, so that
they may be proven or denied, according
to the accuracy or falsity of the same.
In a word, let the issue be made if the
A. P. A. or any other secret organizitioa
proposes to run the Rock Isiani
public schools, aad we will see how the
people feel toward the proposition.
Give the people a chance to vote intelli
gently and fairly, and if Mr. Ferguson is
the avowed candidate of the A. P. A. let
the fact be known in justice to the voters
and to himself.
The St. Paul will come off the wajs at
St. Louis today and enter the through
1 ae L.ibDie Uonjrer Drought up an ex
cursion under tbe auspices of tbe United
Brethren church of Muscatine, about 500
being on board.
J. T. Culien has just finished a lr:e
boiler for tbe new ferry boat now beirg
built at LeClaire for Savanna. The
boiler was brought to ihe levee yesterday
and was be taken tc LeCiaire on the" Verne
Swain this afternoon.
The County Institute.
County Superintendent of Schools C.
B. Marshall has issued programmes for
hiB fiirst County institute to be held in
the new High school tmildina; beginning
Monday, July C. Mr. Msrshall wil; ton
duct the institute in person and will be
assisted by the following efficient corps:
Principal W. A. Bishop, of the Rock Isl
and High school; Prof. Charles De Gar
mo, of Champaign, Miss M. E. Stratford,
of Moline; Prof. G. R. Housel, of this
city. State Supt. Raab will be present
during tbe session.
The store formerly occupied by Mr.
Bowen, No. Cll Seventeenth street, has
been reopened by Miss Emma Sauermann
who has put in a fresh line of family gro
ceries, provisions, cigars, confectionery.
cider, soda water, etc. She solicits a
share of public patronage and will try
and treat the public right by giving them
the lowest prices. People waiting for
the Milan street cars will find accommo
dations. - Musical festival Scandinavian Sineers
of America, Minneapolis, Minn. One
fare for the round trip. Tickets sold
July 16, good to return July 22.
II. D. Mace. Div. Pass. Agt.
For Sale A boarding house outfit,
good patronage and splendid location.
Must be sold at once on account of sick
nees. Call at 8160 Fifth avenue.
Cor. J. p. Farley.
Tna Argus has contained biograpical
sketches of Colonels Bofflngton and Mor
decai who have been prominently men
tioned ia connection with the comman
dancy of Rock Island arsenal. Col. J.
P. Friey who was mentioned the other
day is a lieutenant colonel of ordnanse
and was born in Washington, D. C, in
1839. He graduated at West Point in
1861, and entered the army at once, and
served through the war as an officer of
ordnance. He has been assistant ord
nance officer of the arsenals -at Washing
ton.Frankfort, Springfield, Kennebec.and
Rock Island, his service here having been
from 1871 to 1874 He comes from mil
itary ancestors his father and grand,
father both having been captains of ar
tillery. His record wnuld indicate that
he would make an excellent command
ant. With either of the three men named
here, and with Gen. Flagler at the head
of the ordnance department, Rock Island
srienal would be certain of having good
treatment and setting its share of favors
from the government something it has
not had in the past, mostly for the reason
heretofore pointed out, that the congress
men of the stales of Iowa and Illinois
have not been ia the habit of uniting in
demands for this arsenal as the eastern
and southern congressmen unite when
they want anything.
The Local Market-.
Bueineeg it ftl'.l very qniet on Market square,
and not many fanners are seen on the streets.
Prices remain about the same, with prospects for
a slight advance in corn. The receipts Included
Grain Three ioads of corn Q&)c; two loads of
oat Witt's 43c.
Feed Three loads f hav g$ 10 to $12.
Prodnce Baiter Dd egc are more plentiful,
bnt prices are unchanged. Butter, 15c per pound ;
eigi, 12 J per dozjn.
Germany's Cradle Songx.
Germany is not onlv one of th? nrinrinnl
lands of cradle song, l.ut it is par excel
lence the land of lullabies. In north Ger
many they have this charming song:
Meep, baby. Merp:
Thy father guards the shetp.
The mother shakes the drt-Hmland tree.
And from it falls sweet dreams for tliee;
!le-p, baby, sletp.
And another says:
Lullaby, swee t baby mine.
Mother spins her thread so fine.
Father o'er the bridge has pone.
Shoes to Iray for litde John. ;
When in donbt as to wben jewelry may
be worn by the sterner sex, the qnestion
should always be pat to one's self: Is it
necessary? Ia it appropriate and is it
An old bachelor makes the cynical re
mark that there are the same letters in
"united" and "untied." The transposi
tion, however, is not always easy to "into
Not Quite Clear.
"I can't see," said Jimmieboy, "why fish
have to be cleaned; they're :ii bathing all
the time." Harper's Young People.
For a troublesome cough tbtre is noth
ing better thu Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. It strercttens the pulmonary
organs, allays nuv iiritation and eSec
tually cures the cough. It is especially
valuable for the coush which so often
follows an attack of tbe grip. For sale
by Hariz & Bahnsen. drucgists.
WHIFFEN At her late residence, Thirty
elchtt street, at 7 :30 a . m Wednesday. June 10,
191. Mrs. Louisa S. wh fft ti. w ife of Uridge 14.
Whiff-n Funeril will be announced later.
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FOR SALE BY DAVID DON.
AT ELM STREET GiBDENS,
THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1891,
At 8 p. m. given by s
Prof. Otto's Military Band,
Etreet Cars directt o Ga den.
TjrTANTED A girl for general
1024 eeond avenue.
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1 3 su "zlz
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is here, mot qui toes are also coming.
We oner ou protection at small cost
this week and until sold. 6J dozen (only
S) patent adjustable wire window
screens at less than factory prices. Fit
Medium s:z 232.
Laree size 32c.
They are hard wood frames and best
quality of wire screens nicely painted.
No more after this lot is gone.
A large lot of fly and mofouito netting
direct from the f actorv.
White 84c piece or 5c per yard.
Colors 38a per Diece . Best oualitv and
8 yards to each piece.
afternoon, June 11th, all of Leon Maug
enet & Co's best triple extract perfumes
103 an ounce. None before 1 o'clock
and none after 6 o'clock except at the
regular price. Bring your bottles. Re
member these are the celebrated L. M. C.
odors we have been selling for the past
three years with such complete satisfac
N. B Another shipment of thoee
75c. Our prices 22, 25 and 35c.
McCABE BROS, g
1712. 1714. 1716, 171S. 1720 and 1722 Second Avejjvb.
-IN THIS LITTLE I.IACHINE-
are combined all the latest improvements for similar Machines,
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles - .
to insure speed, comfort and durability.
If you th ink of buying a machine it will pay yon to come and see ns.
THE FAIR. 1705 Second Avenue.
We Set the Pace, Let ins Follow if ley Can
KANN & HTJCKSTAEDT, ,
No. 1811 and
-Cfier to the Public the mon
Lounges and Couches.
Centre.. LiBSABr and
Elegant Soda "Water,
All Flavors, Ice Cream, Orange, Phosphate, Moxie, Mead,
Malt, Etc. Also a fine line of
IMPORTED and DOMESTIC
Prescriptions a Specialty.
Call and see the immence stock
of Oxford and Southern Ties
for Summer wear.
Latest styles. Lowest Prices.
Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue.
! days this week and while they last, extra
ordinary value in men s
Three lots away below value.
75o night shirts for 43c.' They are
made of good wearing masCm pockets,
collar and cuffs with fancy-' trimming,
colors fast. Note the price, only 43c
LOT TWO. - - '
Nieht shirts made of extra heavy mus
lin, double trimmed front, sale price 63c.
Compare with any $1 shirt you have seen.
LOT THREE-. 1 1 -
Mens' night robes, extrs fine muslin,
superior make and trimmings, special
sale, price 75s. , - v
Special values in mens' outing- aud
Negligee shirts; several new styles just
received. Made of fine tennis flannel
Madras cloth, and sateen. Extra bar
gains in cheyiot and tennis flannel work
ing shirts. . ,
First selections are always more satis-
Hawkeye patent lawnjrake?, worth 11 up to
1813 Second avenue,
brilliant line of tbe season in-
Paelor Tables, Etc.
2929 Fifth Avenue.