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THE ABGUB, WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1891.
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bth the method and results whM
bun of Figs is taken; it is pleasah
ia reiresning 10 me taste, ana act
ntlv Tet promptly on the Kidneys
Ever and Bowels, cleans8 the eji
m enectuaiiy, aispeis co.ds, heat
faes and levers and cure3 habit
fcnstipation. fcyrup ot i; igs 13 u
ly remedy 01 its kind ever pr
p;cea, pleasing to me tas.e ana 9
ptal)le to the Etomnch, prompt
action niM truly benet.eial ia.1
Wu. rronared onlv from the iiit
fcnltby r.-J'l agreeable substances 3
laav excellent qualities commendt
b all aii nave made it the fct
topuhr remedy known. F
Syrup of Figs is for fr,!e in? )c
id 61 bottles by all leading Ag
iis. Any reliable dr isrist rao
ay not have it on hand" wily ro
il re it promptly for any one! ho
ishes to try it. Do not accept ny
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP Id
SAN FRANCISCO. CAi. S '
10UISVIUE, Ar fjiV YORK, Jr.
c. c. tayUr.
I My assortment of clamber
I sets is now complete, tad the
I range in price and in syles is
I enough to satisfy an; taste.
I Please call.
f In table cutlery also I have
a fair variety, at prics inte r
estir.g to any one vhojis buy
ing. The hard rutberaand!ed
knives, with four t.nectiorks to
match, are paiticulatjy good;
warranted to stand hp water
Handl-s will not comebiF.
G. M. LiLisr.
cms A AND cua,
1W Sec nil Avenue.
IS SCMS W I
$200.03 and Upward
For sale, scored on land worth firm three to fivt
times the amount c f theloam
lnterett: per cent semi-acanaU, cullected anil
remitted free of charge.
E. W. ETJRST,
ATT02NET AT Law
Boom a anl 4 Masonio Tottplei
RC CK ISLAND, TI T.
J. E. REIDY,
A.'.nt fort e Syndicate Ins. Co., ofMinnenn
".tu Amnion Insurance company of Cinciu
''"V.V1":'1" d R''P"1 of irai,d BapW, Mien..
' ' mu Amer -an C'aue.tv lutniuace undSecur ey
cw'pinyuf B4 tin.ore, lid.
W1 ilc ;.1,,t ',f yu:op. rty for sale, ail well
lit ltd e ind "f"S nint of propurtv eo-
1803 Second Avenue, over
HoDp9's Tailor Shop.
I be Imrovemen
Have an Important Session.
The Hennepin canal BItmailon
The Interest or he Great
ateaanre Above all Iee.
The Rock Island Citizens' Improvement
association will hold a special meet
ing tonight to consider the opposi
tion to the Hennepin canal route terminal,
and to take such action as becomes a
commercial body, considerate only of
public welfare. The session Ib likely,
therefore, to be an important one, as the
question is one of the most important
that b&s yet come before our Improve'
ment association. Its action a'ceordingly
should be well welshed and its course,
whatever it may be, in keeping with the
policy which has hitherto characterizad
it in matters appealing to the first and best
interests of the community. Oj its attN
tude on this qaestion depends to a much
lareer degree perhaps, than many of the
members reaiize, the f uture of the associ
ation as an influential body, identified as it
has been in the past, with the city's pro
gress. If by its . action tonight
it takes a dignified, conservative
view of the situation as it presents itself
and subscribes its endorsement only to
that which, under the existing circum
stances, looks only to the attainment of
the best ends for the public.it will be ful
filling i:s mission as it has in the past.
But if, cn the other hand, it permits itself
to be guided by one or two men who
are actuated entirely by individual selfish
interests men who attend the assucias
tion meetings only on such occasions as
this, and who then do most of the talking,
men whose last appearance at an asso
ciation meeting was in a vigorous oppo
sition to the viaduct project and who
threw everything possible ia the way of
i:s success if the association permits
these men to direct the nature of its ex
pression tonight, then it might as well
harjgjup its harp as an influential body in
Rjtb Island. Thus far the Rick Island
association has hsld itse'.f aloof from pri
vate schemes and has aided only such
enterprises as in their nature look to the
iaterests of tbe city end the pubbc. The
An;rs believes its action on this occasion
will not be a departure from this rule.
The situation a3 it now presents itsylf.
seems to be very comprehensive. Gov
ernment engineers have determined upon
a line for theHennepin canal to the
mouth of Rack river. It follows the
sou-h shore of that river. The more
northerly course would have given more
satisfaction to Rock Island, but not
enough to warrant a fight with the engi
neers and the government. Tbe estab
HsUed route has been determined upon
and is settled. All that is now done will
hinder and delay work on the canal and
will be very apt to jeopaidise the entire
measure. Rock Island wants the canal
first and above all and a mere selfish
preference as to route should cut no fig
ure at this late day. Work of construc
tion is now being hampered through the
efforts of a handful of property holders
along the north lice who care nothing for
the canal bevond the extent to which it
miy be used to enrich themselves
No citizen has a right to seik
t ) extort unreasonable fees from
the government under any pretense what
ever. Neither has any city or com-n-unity
a right to demand of the govern
ment tuch a course ss will involve an cx
pei diture of $S0,U0U in a public project
more than is necessary, especially when
thfit ISO. 000 is for the most part to go
into the pockets of private individuals.
The great mass of American people do
not &ree with dpt. T. J. Robinson in
his remarks before the Davenport Busi
ness Men's association lht "a matter of
40,000 or $50,000 is not of much account
to tbe government," and Capt. Robinson
himself would scoff at such an idea under
As far as the Improvement association
is concerned, it is difficult to see how it
can do otherwise than urge the construc
tion of the canal without delay by tbe
most practicable route to the mouth of
From lb- Casual ObHerver's Mem
oranda. The arsenal clock is undergoing re
pairs and repainting, and the dial will
soon be in readiness to tell the wearisome
traveler the time of day.
The weeds are being cut along tbe em
bankment of the railroad track, which
now presents a much better appearance.
The shanties and most of the timbers,
etc., of tbe bridge carpenters have been
The walks between the causeway and
main brilge on Armstrong ayenue are
undergoing improvements as well as other
things on tbe island. The places where
gravel heretofore existed, and also where
bad places have appeared in the walks
laid sometime ago, have been replaced
with good sound cement. Thare now
will be no need of one's walking in the
We have heard no more of that sprink
ler, although there is a tank at the island
end of the main bridge.
A handsome complexion is one of tbe
trreatngt charms a woman can possass
P.jzz:,ai's Complexion powder gives it.
i i 1
DEATH OF A GOOD WOMAN
Sir. . B. Cobb Paaea Away at an
Early Hoar ' This Uoralac-Her
a any Deeds of Kindness.
This morning at 4:40 o'clock at ber
home, 215 Fifteenth street, where she had
resided over 50 years, occurred the death
ofMrsBarah B. Cobb, aged. 77 1 years.
The immediate cause of her death was a
stomach trouble from which she had been
a sufferer for some time past, it being
particularly noticeable that she was fail
ing the past three months. . Last Sunday
she was taken perceptibly worse, since
which time she had continued to fail until
thiB'morning when death came to her re
lief. Mrs. Cobb was born at Barre, Mass ,
April 25, 1814, and was the youngest
but two of six children, the others, all of
whom are living, being as follows: Wil
liam P. Ruegles. of Ridgeway, Wis ,Gen.
eral Daniel Rugsies.of Fredericksburg. Va.
Mrs, Cordelia Page, of Wiiliamstown,
Mass. ; Miss Lucy S. Riggies. of Ben
nington, Vt ; and Zinas P. Rugfiles, lte
ot Ottawa, Ess., and now of Cedar
Rspids, Iowa. The latter arrived here
yesterday afternoon, and was present at
the bedside at the death of his sister.
William P. Rugbies, of Ridgeway. Wis.,
is expected and will perhaps reach here
The dece :sed was united in marriage
with Benjamin J. Cobb at Hardwick,
Mass., in March, 1841, and tbe couple
immediately came west reaching Rock
Island on April 12, 1841, and shortly
after went to reside in the house on Fif
teenth street in which she died.
Mr3. Cobb was in the best .senBe of
the word a noble woman. Strong in her
convictions, she was possessed of a heart
eyer ready to respond with the deepest
sympathy for the sfll cted, and her puree
opened with her heart to those in need.
When tbe news came of the disastrous
Johnstown flood she was one of the first
to respond liberally, and it was her aim
through ber whole life to be of assistance
to the needy. Sbe possessed an aversion
to puhlioiTy and and tuiny a djed of gen
erosity to ttie distresistd was never known
beyond thoc(. who received the benefit.
Likewise she took a public spirited view
of public affairs and an interest ia all that
pertained to Rook Tslinri"s upbuilding.
A Inte evidence of this ber donntiou
of a hfMtiful vs f; r the ornTric!iinn
of Court house s-qaare, whii,h was placed
in position ou Memorial dav.
Tbe funeral will ooour from ber late
home a'. 2 o'clock on Fndv afternoon.
ST. .lOSKPU'S SCHOOL.
The Annual t'oniatencement 1 !
Evening An Fn r, riainin ; I'rj
g ram in
A larite and appreciative audience filled
the assembly room cf St. Joseph's school
last evening, on the occasion of the tenth
annual commence menl exercises of that
institution. The programme was car
ried out in a manner reflecting great
credit on the instructors as well as the
pupiis tbemselvos. It included:
Entrance Mrch (To TianoO.
Welcome Chora M:-es Mary atd Kithcrine
Minhos Trio Streahboz
Mis-en G'Ttrmie Wivill. Kn'herlne Mc-Oonaid,
Ma y 'o-!n!( Mildred Quiul.m, Marga
ret Hrli'tn , Miir;aret Q-nean.
Sons -'Hi-Miitr Papa Thr.nirh he Telephone'
1 ittle Benhv n.rt.de and Valentine.
Barcaro le (Plana Forte '. r oi Dro-tler
Masters Joseph Normovle. Edwar.l Koclie. Harrj
He-j;Jt er. Mi-!e M;trv Normovli., Ger
trude. Viviil, Airatha Xevin.
Maenlfleat iC-joru ) ' Verehneider
So!o.ti Mixers Ail e Kane and M irv hit hard.
Piar.o Firte ace.i.Tipiniment by &Uea
Mary and bridfit Uoche.
Bohem'an Girl i 'Piano Forre Duel) Be'.lxk
Me Lucy y.cGninn, Lillian Mulligan, telta
iM'vme. M.i-y i.affi-rty.
ThVritation -"Mivcii From r-hii wieck" Clafu
R..le Britannia Piano ForU; Trio) Ozrrny
Hiee. Lucy -VictTUinn, P.ri iaet lleenan, lirk:n
Lwlcr, iiia'.lMa lltt-;-. Joi-fhil:; bex-
lori, Im lm Ut ilne.
Crni al cf V. niec Violin. JIa t(-r John Heifer-
tan. IMarn. Mas'o-r Krei.rick Un cn.
Cnyrica ile Sa -on (i". ami Forte Trio) . Drtimh?ller
Mifts Vnry Cndy, P.e'.en Barthnlnw. Margaret
(ireitiirh. Bridget Horhe. Mary Mulligan,
G'lllop deCorcert Piano t or e Pnet .... Garz
li ft- MrM-rt '-., "I-- li- ' nr B- -V
At the conclusion of the above "The
Rose of SiVoy," optrette de salon," was
presented, the following beins the cast:
Catrin". (Fr'ma Dor.naat La Sca'a) Mise Mary
Jacqneline. (A Savoyard Flower Girl) Miss Hel
Theresa, (A Conrt Modietei M!s Mary Brady.
Modifies Mioses Helen Ba'tna'.ow, joephine
Sexton, Gracla Stephenson. Mary Lafferty,
Kaibeiine McHngh, Lucy Mc'Jninn, Helen De
vine. Mary Meenan, Mary Mulligan, Mary
Hetne. Brdjet Meedan, Margaret Greaiish,
piano rorte accumpan imect. Toy Miss Bridget
After this csme the following number,
which closed the entertainment for the
Fantasia on Irish Airs (Piano Forte Trio).Caerny
Mi.ste Mnry, Kitheriue and Bridget Koch-).
Choriia-'-VVhen Twilipht is Stealing" White
Piano Forte aceomnaniui. nt hv MiaseB Mary and
Judge Glenn rendered a dicision this
morning in fayor of the defendant ia the
case of Anderson vs. Wahlstrom, which
has been for tbe last two day3 in the cir
cuit court and this afternoon arguments
are being heard for a demurer iu the case
of Haas vs. Coyne.
. Old Soldiers, Attention.
Rock Island, June 25, 1891. The
rae car pi t entertainment of the W. R. C.
will take piece on Thursday evenine. July
2, at G. A. R. hall. Ten cents admittance
will be charged; refreshments extra. All
are cordially invited.
S.J. Heiiexwat, Pres.
M. J. Harris. Sec.
Fourth cf Ja;y Picnic.
The German Singing society will give
a picnic at Joe Uuber's garden on Satur
day, Julv 4. Music by Bleuer's band,
Geoege S'.roehle, prompter. Good order
will be enforced and a pleasant time is
guaranteed to everybody who may attend.
TOWN TALK, f
John McGovern, an itinerant vender of
polish and paste, got loud at soon time
in the hotel Gordon and began to abuce
his wife at the dinner table, the result
being Landlord Laflin took him by the
collar and escorted bim to the Amory,
where he will sleep off the effects of a
The interests of the canal are para
mount to individual interests. Rock Isl
and is for the canal, as has always been
iU position. The route, as-has often
been said even by those who are now
seeking to overthrow the entire measure,
is of minor consequence.
It is passing strange indeed that a citi
zen who was go conspicuous in con
demning the policy cf Moline in fighting
the lower route for the Hennepin canal
and terming it a narrow dog-in-the-manger
spirit, should seek to have Rock
Island appear iu a similar light toward
tbe established route. But can that citi
zen lead Rock Inland around by the ear
to suit his ineonsistencles? Guess not.
Ex-Mail Carrier Farner states that Boss
Weils' assertion that he was diso bedient
or insubordinate i3 untrue. He states
that when he asked for a reason for tis
dismissal Mr. Wells told him he was not
giving satisfaction. Mr. Farner asked
if there had been any complaints and
Wells eaid no, that be was not suiting
him. Farner defies Wells to cite the in
stance where he has been disobedient.but
Wells can't do it. The boss has a way of
his own of getting rid of faithful servants
in the employ of the govercment,whether
they suit the public or not, if they don't
happen to satisfy his peculiar whims.
The Union is awfully afraid the Hen
nepin canal my benefit Davenport if
constructed by tbe southern route.
What's the difference if it does. Does
Rock Island expect to alone be benefited
by the canal? The Ahgu9 hopes not
only Davenport, but Moline, Muscatine,
Geneseo, Milan, yes, and the entire north
west will be benefited by the canal, even
if one citizen of Rock IsUnd should fail
in his schema tr"do the govern ment" for
a sm'sll matter of $40,100 or 1 50.000.
That idea of the Union's that Rock Island
should fight its sister cities and exist with
a stone wall about it.shouM have perished
with the success of the bridge nil.vuy
and the Rock Is'and viaduct.
We offer S 100 reward for any case of
catarrh that cannot be cured by taking
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props.,
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 able to
carry out any obligations made by their
West & Truax, Wholesale Druggist, To
Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. Price 75c
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
What is more attractive than a pretty
face with afresh, hright complexion? For
it, use Pozzoni'a Powder.
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h o n
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FOR SALE BY DAVID DON.
AT ELM STREET GABDZNfi,
THURSDAY, JULY 0, 1891,
At 8 p. m. given by
Prof. Otto's Military Band,
20 PIECES 20 .' , ,
Street Cars (Urectt o Sa den.
$VW? Assaacwj Sx
II ? n 'ptP
r p sib
:s x'r n n inn
We place on sale Monday a- m. June
29th, one case ladies' ribbed Jersey
vests, fancy colored neck trimmings at
1 Oc each, worth more than double.
Also one case ladies' Jersey ribbed
vests, made from Egyptian cotton, self
finish necks at 1 Oo a piece, worth about
25 dozen ladies' ribbed shaped vests
at same time at 12c a piece, a great
We place on sale this week nearly
300 dozen hot weather vests and pants
for ladies, misses, "children and men,
which we feel safe in saying are but
little if any above half valu.
As a special drive for this week we will
of Cheney Bros. A. No- 1 first-class $ 1
50, 50, 50c per yard-
we win also add 2 pieces (164 yards)
excellent colors at only 72c yard.
Remember. $l black china for 72c.
yard, all week if they last.
1712. 1714. 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Second Avese..
FOURTH OF JULY
FIRE CRACKERS, large and small, TORPEDOES, all sizes,
SKY ROCKETS from 1 ounce to 1 pound.
Flower Pots, Hot
Wholesale and Retail.
Ffe Set tie Pace, Let Others Follow if fiiey Cn
KANN & HTJCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second avenue,
Offer to the Pablic the most brilliant line of the ieaeor. in
Lounges and Couches.
Centre, Library and Parlor Tables, Etc. ,
T. H. THOMAS,
Elegant Soda "Water,
All Flavors, Ice Cream, Orang, Phosphate, Moxie, Meal,
Malt, Etc. Also a fine line of
IMPORTED and DOMESTIC
For Everybody. M
Call in and be convinced thaty
yon can save money by trading
GEO. SCHNEIDER'S, ;
Central Shoe Store, Elrs 8tre- Store
One more week tin tis
4th OF JUL!, m
Which is regard ;d as faeeol f
What stock there is nowlettRBte
Take a look this week srxre,atsrtwrJH
pay yon a big dividend. We shall see
to it that this department will be a was
busy place this week- ' - ;
An exceptional opportunity G ftnsp
high class millinery at but a frscCxra
There is-always choice in Irst i
offer 1 0 pieces and about 20 re
China dress silk3 at 50o a yard, SO.SX3
$1 black China silk, extra wSdesaaC
and $1 colored china silks for Crs
FAIR. 1703 Second Averitte.
Hat Rack 8,
1813 Second Avenue.
2929 Fifth Aveim,