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THE ARGUS. TDESDAY.
OCTOBEk 20, 1891:
to method and es.ults. wlien.
1 f f-3 is taken; it la pleasant
to the taste and acta
SrtFonirtlyoa the Kidneys,
Sd Wels, cleanses i the q
rfWually, dispels colds head-
J fevers and cures habitual
& v-P of ia the
Sedr of its t.nd ever pro
j piecing to the tasto and ac
Slle to the stomach, prompt m
Jwand truly beneficial m its
2 prepared only from the most
Ay wi agrcealile substances, its
t excellent qualities commend it
S and nave made it the most
-to remenV known,
vrtip of Figs is for sale in 50c
il bottles by all leading drug-
tAny reliable druggist who
not have it on hand will pro
le ft promptly for any one who
is to try it- I accept any
WORM FIG SYRUP CO.
iol - Books,
M and Second-hand.
I p,r T.ibu1!, Sati'hels, Straps.
Bijtiif, Pencil Boxes, Ru'ers, and
everything uccessary for school.
Iticluur Binii'f' elementary geography for
mi 15 re ntn.
I tinet' oi.np!i-!e .,-cngraphy for Guyot's inter
line tvA 10 ci,I..
fi,t- Xu. 1 aritcnu'tic for Fetter primary
Tim f" m.'iiey by getting your school
C. C. TAYLOR'S,
1717 Second Avenue.
J. E. REIDY,
tm trait farm. Snn h Rock Island.
not farm ; ou' h "I Milan.
iiofirm. Port Byron, 111.
'! ic Iowa. Kunas and Nebraska.
ojoi IMee'i addition.
Hon ftt h uvuuue,
wii (food bus nt-s- comers.
m curiae in d flrent narts of the tltv.
: krje tiwe Muss, rood inTestmenta.
ai iur three L ret class insurance con-
ii-wa saecoaa Aveime. over
Horjpe's Tailor Shop.
This Space is Reserved for
Bros., & Schreiner.
THEIR FIRST FIRE FIGHT-
Island's Paid Firemen Have
A Hat BUae Iat Klcht Well Sm-
sued Three Hnadrfd Barrels
f Oil anal Nnaaber of Cars
Dealreyea Eatlnaate r
An alarm of fire at 11:10 o'clock last
nigit called the department to the C, R.
I. & P. and C, M. & St. P. twitch yards
oppc site the foot of Twenty-first street,
wheie the shed used by Henry Dart's
Sons for storing oil, and an adjoining coal
sbed belonging to E. O. Frazer were in
Tt e fire is supposed to hate originated
in box car standing on a track within a
few feet of the oil shed, from which it
spread to Frezer's coal shed, the oil house
and '.he adjoining cars. The new paid
department made exceedingly good time
in gf tting out. being on the way to the
fire when the waterworks blew the alarm.
The first .stream was thrown on the oil
acd coal aheda in order to prevent the
fire from following down the sheds to
the Port Byron Lime association's build
ings, and the other streams as . fast as
tbev were put on were played upon the
adio: ning cars.
Tie exact origin of the fire is unknown.
George Allsbrow, a C M. & 8i. P.
brak :msn, who was asleep in his caboose
was aroused by the cracking of the flames
above his bead, and escaped in his night
clothes, being unable to save scarcely any
of bis wearing apparel. Tbere was a
noticeable delay in the railroad men gets
ting the cars out of the way of the fire
which the yardmen claim was caused by
the lower C, R. V. & P. yards being
bloc) ed with C, B. & Q cars, which the
latter company had neglected to take out
of the way. Just what the loss to rolling
stock will be is difficult to state. Two
C, R I. & P. cars loaded with grain for
Milwaukee besides C, M & St P. ca
booso No, 0,253 and a C. & O.and
C St. P. & K. C. box car were corns
pletely destroyed. Several others were
badly damaged and will possibly have to
be rebuilt, making a total of 16 cars dam
aged and destroyed. A car load of hay
belorging to R. C. Benson is almost
total v destroyed . A part of a car of
cement belonging to the Port Byron Lime
association and part of a car of p'aster
beloiging to K. G. Frtzer are alto dam'
aged to as to be unfit for me.
Henry Dart's Sons are by far the heav
iest losers, tLeir oil house containir g be'
twee l 250 and 800 barrels of Standard
and HSlaine kerosene oil amounting to
about, 2,000 being destroyed, and with
no insurance. . G Frazer places the
lots to his coal house part of which was
destroyed, and lime and plaster in cars at
about, f 500, with no insurance.
Th-3 total loss is in the neighborhood
It was the first fire of any importance
in wit ich Rock Island's paid department
has participated, and words of com men
datioi, praise and satisfaction at the effi
cient manner in which the. fire was ban
died were heard on every hand. Instead
of the noise, confnsion and profanity too
often characteristic of fire fighting, and
unavoidable under a volunteer system.
the fi e wus quietly, coolly and sjsttmit
ically fought by Chief Ratnskili and his
men, the effort being not so much to sup
press the burning oil which wonld have
been impossible and only adding fuel to
the fl une, as to prevent its spreading.
In this they were successful. The Frank.
lins aid Giloins. the only two of the
volunteer companies still in the service.
resDonded promptly- and fought like
The Immense column of interwoven
fire ai d smoke presented a gorgeous sight.
be ice so terrific in the intensity of the
beat fa at only the chief and tho firemen
ventir ed near, and many of the men were
obliged to screen themselves behind old
doors, etc. The fUmes cast a rosy ' glow
UDon ihe heavens which must have been
seen lit miles around.
Rock Island's paid fire department is
A small crowbar was lost from the hose
waeon while eoine to the fire last night.
The fl rider will receive the thanks of
Cbief Ramskill by returning it to the
central engine house.
During the fire a number of cars were
hauled over some of the hose of the cen
tral company, but the wheels made no
impression on the hose, showing the ex
cellent material it is made of.
Up at O.tawa last night they bad a
fire similar to the one here, only on a
much iarger scale. Two elevators and a
large number of cars belonging to the
Rock Island road were devoured by the
fiery tongued monster.
The various representatives of the
pump manufacturers, now in the city,
were all at the fire, and it is said that
some of them did not go borne till it was
all out and that some of the aldermen
stayed out to keep them company.
By strange coincidence a fire occurs
red slnultaneously with the one on this
side of the river in the coal ebeds of
Schlegel & Howard yardsia Davenport,
owned until recently by E. G- Fnzv
wbosi ffercdlossintheflreinRock Isl
and. The damage was light.
There was a still alarm tnrned in this
afternoon from the scene of lwt night s
coDflai ration on account of the pile of
debris blaring up again so that some
freight cars standing near were in dan-
per The Central nose company and the
Franklins responded and subdue 1 the
Tise New I'll sb t Parentise.
The matter of most concern to the city
coming before last evening's council
meeting was the opening of bids for a
new pumping apparatus for the Rock
Inland waterworks to have a capacity of
5,000,000 gallons per day. The bids,
which appear in the official record show
a difference of nearly 120,000 in what the
city may get a pump for, while all the
way from 1500, and a cent per pound, te
$3,000 is offered for the old Holly pump.
The propositions were referred to
the finance and waterworks committees,
the mayor and superintendent of water
works to consider and reDort recom
menditions. Ia making this imoortant
purchase the city, in ' the belief of Thk
A Rous, has but to adhere to the policy
that the best is the cheapest. All. Hue
sine's idea, as expressed by him at the
meeting last night, that the cUy , should
determine which pump is the best and
then purchase it, seems to fit the situa
tion exactly. The city wants good goods,
and nothing is too good for the city.
Cost is an important consideration, of
course, and because one make is offered
cheaper than another, it does not neces
sarily follow, on the other hand, that it is
inferior. But the city wants the
Bnroa' MuBrle la ail Right.
Martin Burns, the wrestler, succeeded
in defeating a heavy weight Davenporler
in a stick pulling contest for S25 a side
yesterday afternoon. The contest took
place in a yard in the rear of the St.
James hotel in Dayenport. A strong
two-inch plank a foot wide was stood
edgewise and strongly braced in positien,
and the two pullers took position on each
side of this, seated and with feet braced
against the plank. A hardwood stick a
couple of feet long aud an inch in diame
ter had been secured, and according to
the conditions Burns had his favorite
lock-hold in the center of the stick while
bis opponent gripped the stick with one
hand on each side of Burns' two fists.
when all wss ready and each bad a
strong hold on the stick Burns told his
opponent to pull, and he pulled. The
farmer wailed until he got ready, then
exerted a little of his strength, and the
body of his adversary, who weighed
twice as much as himself, rose in the air.
It didn't come way up, however, for his
grip rtlaxed, and the stick rem lined in
The second and third pulls resulted the
same way, the farmer winning with ease,
A seriaaa Acrident.
Rey. R. E. Edwards, pastor of the
Methodist church at Coal Valley and
Cable, met with a eerlous accident yes
terday about noon. He was returning
to Cable from Coal Valley where he had
conducted services Sunday, and was
driving, accompanied by his daughter,
Miss Emma, and Miss Lundell. Not far
from Cable the horse became frightened
and unmanageable, and Mr. Edwards was
thrown from the cart and rendered un
conscious, while the ladies managed to
cling to the rig until nearer their homes
when they, too, were thrown out. After
examination showed that Mr. Edwards
had sustained serious injuries. and a mes
sage from Coal Valley today bronght the
intelligence that he had not yet recovered
consciousness, while Miss Lunlell, it was
feared, was seriously affected internally.
Miss .Edwards injuries were sot so se
Headgear aatf Character.
I have spoken once or twice about the
dangerous qaelities of those flat yachting
caps, at present so popular, which render
msny really estimable men and women
objects of pity, almost of contempt. But
there is now a new variety on the street,
composed of a sort of rough, light col
ored Tarn O'Shanter material, which is
worse even than the smooth cloth blue
or black cap. The other morn
ing I met a man thus decorated driving
up School street, and for the life of me I
could not say at' this moment whether it
was a certain specially dignified Harvard
professor whom I have the honor of
knowing or an illiterate, rough-tongued
horse jockey. In an ordinary hat the
professor is a refined, delicate-featured
man, but in this cap (if it were he) all his
finer qualities are extinguished. Now,
what a thing is man, that the mere cover
ing on his head should so transform him.
The Tri-City Lay association of the
Methodist church held Us regular monthly
meeting in the First M. E. church of
8unday afternoon. The bouse was
well filled, and beside the members of
the association on this aide of the river a
large number of Rock Island and Moline
people were tbere. A considerable
amount of time was taken in discussing
the question, "How can we best help
the pastor during the coming year?"
"I am no orator, as Brutus is but. as
yon know me all, a plain, blunt man, that
loves my friend" too well to tee aim
struggling with pain, when a bottle of
Salyation Oil will cure him so here's the
25 cent for the great pain cure.
COAL VALLEY. j
Coal VALLBYr'Otft. 19 s-iMlssT Jennie
Killing left for Caicago last Tuesday
with her cousin Miss A. Blakesley. She
will return this week.
Miss Laura Peters is visiting in Rock
Mrs. Jane Killing painted the outside
of her house last week.
The county farm will have 2.700 bush-.
els of potatoes this season.
The Primitive Methodists held a quar
terly meeting Saturday and Sunday.
The C E society will hold their social at
Hugh Martin's next Friday evening.
G. VY. Buck has bought Thomas Fur-
geson's farm near Crampton for $9,000.
Charles Moeller has come here from
Cable to live. He will mine in J. Pryce's
The commissioners of highways have
their third regular meeting at the town
clerk's office on Saturday.
The Postal Telegraph company have
got this far setting their poles. They go
tojtock Island, and not to Moline as ex
pected. The Odd Fellows had an installation of
officers od the 14th. Several cf the
Cable members were present. Tbey had
a repast afterwards.
William Werner has sold his house and
six lots in Lee, Bardslev & Lee's addition
to Frank Powiikouskt for $400. Mr. V.
goes to Briar Bluff coal mines.
Jonas Hurst, of Cable, fell dead in that
place on Saturday evening. Mr. H. is an
old resident of this place, about 60 years
of age, a native of Eogland. His re
mains will be laid to rest here today.
Fred Hennings was found on the side
of the R. I. & P. R R. on the morning
of the 11th about 8:30 o'clock, a short
distance west of here, with a cut on the
left side of the head for several inches,
and also from the nose back over the top
of his head, with a alight fracture of the
outer bone. He was taken to the depot
where liis wounds were dressed by Dr.
Huston. At last advices he was doing
The Robert Dodds came down with six
strings of lumber.
The Verne Swain came down and the
F. C. A. Denkmann, Abner Gile and
Verne Swain passed up.
- The stage of the water at the bridge
at noon was 1.30; and the temperature
To Dispel Cold',
Headaches and fevers, to cleanse the
system effectually, yet gently, when cos
tive or bilious, or when the blood is im
pure or sluggish, to permanently cure
habitual constipation, to awaken the kid
ncys and liver to a healthy activity, with
out Tritating or. weakening them, use
Syrup of Figs.
Call on E. B. McKown for hard
and soft co-!. Telephone 1.198.
What is more attractive than a pretty
face with a fresb, bright complexion? For
it, use Poz&oni s Powder.
Peach ice cream at Krell & Math's.
A SSEAH OF H&FPIHESS
May.ba followed by a morning of "La Grippe."
Easily, and why f Because the displacement of
coierins In bed, a neglected draught from a partly
C'o-ed wiudow, an open transom connected with
a windy entry in a hotel, may convey to yonr nos
trils and lunjre the death-dealing bit. Terrible
and swift are the inroads made by this new des
troyer. The medicated ahohollc principle in
Hostetter's tftoaaach Bitters will check the dire
complaint. A persistence In this preventive of it
further development will absolutely checkmate
the dnnK-erous m-.lady. Unmedicatcd alcoholic
stimnlant areof little or no valne. Tne juat me
dium ix the Bitters. No less efficacious Is it in cases
of malana. billioosness. constipation, rheumatism.
dyspepsia and kidney trouble. Tha weak are
nsually those upon whon disease fastens first.
invigorate with the Bitters-
Reading or writing by artificial light
makes business for opticians, at the best.
People will do it, though ; and that's why
they want good lamps.
A good central draft lamp is the
best substitute for sunlight to be had.
Perhaps electricity may some day diss
place them, but today, if you want the
most useful, pretty and suitable thing for
a wedding or anniversary present, proba
bly a good lamp comes nearest to filling
I have both kinds those made to
sell, and those to do service.
Q. M. Looslky.
OHIH1, HUN AUD tAMFS,
ISOS Socond Avenue,
Subscribe for Stock
In the Second series of the
Borne Bailding and Loan Asso
ciation, of Rock Island.
A safer and better investment
than Government Bonds, ' be
cause the loans are made only
upon established values and it
pays more than three times as
much interest besides the
amount invested and the profits
can be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rates.
B. A. DOHALDSON, Secretary.
Ornos, Boom t, 4, t sad Masonic Temple,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. TJ. S. Gov't Rfoort, Aug. 17, 1889.
II W C7
This Will I3e
Cloak, Wrap and Jacket
Week at our store .
We will be opening a lot of new Reefers.
Cspes and Jackets which ordered some
ten days ago, and are now due us These
are duplicates of our early purchases
wntcb were so good that they sold out at
once and our reorders are now due us.
and include such goods as wide wale
cheviot, reefers bound all around, satin
faced at f4 et.
A splendid Quality of diagonal rhevint.
elegantly bound reefers, the very latest
cut at f 5.
Fur trimmed jackets.
Jackets for girls.
Reefers for girls.
Reefers trimmed with
Astracban, with mink, with muffloon,
with raccoon, with oppossom, with sable,
with hare, or with nearly any fur you may
Monday a. rn. we -received- per
Adams express over $600 woitb of the
very latest ideas in jackets from the best
manufacturer in New York City. .
Propose making it worth while to give
your attention to your winter wraps this
week. Special garments will be shown,
special prices will be named and special
attention will be paid to our cloak de
We are opening this week a lot of fine
new millinery, which for lownessof price
and superiority of styles, wiil not be ex
celled anywhere. .
1712. 1714, 1716. 1718. 1720. 1723 ail 172 Sbcohd Avestjb.
Oak easles, something new.
Crape tissue paper is used for all kinds
of fancy work.
vVe now have a large stock
So. 9 drawing books.
ICnn't mention them all. Come and see
Watch for our
" SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY,
1703, 1705 Second Ave. Telephone 1316.
A fine Line in the Newest Styles, the best
A ssortment Ever Shown at Lowest Prices.
' G. OnUCKSTAEDT,
1811 and J813, Second Avenue, ROCK ISLAND.
You Can't do Without:
Dr. McKann's Celetolefl Gongli Syrup,
The very beet preparation made for Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, and U lung and
CURES LIKE MAGIC !
Good alike for children and adults. Two sizes 10 and SSc
Thomas' CelBkatei Kidney and Liver PILLS.
These pill are.f let. taking the place of the more expensive remedies for all kidney and
"V7"t3"V? Because they are easier to take, -cheaper In prtee and give tettev '
" M ---- -- rtaulta. '
Give them a trial. Kone equal them. The proprietor will forward them to any addiee by
mail, on receipt of price, 8 cent a bottle. Hide only by
T. H. THOMAS.
Hock Island 111
- Special Shoe Sale -
300 Pair Men's Shoes, . - '
250 Pair Ladies' Shock
REGARDLESS OF COST-
Men's Tan Colored Shoes,
Ladies' Hand Turn Shoes,
Ladies' Hand Turn Shoes,
Ladies Hand Turn Shoes,
Regular Price t3.00; reduced U t3 3
6.00 5 60;
" 8 60;
" 4 60:
Remember there is only a limited amout of the above bargains, to come ear.y
Central Shoe Store, .
1818 Second Avenue.
Elm Street Store, .- -2929