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THE ARGUBj FBIJPAY, OCTOliE It. 30, ism .
ft? 5! i.tni-on it is pleasant
to the taste, find acts
n1??..!- r.n the Kidneys.
'SW'I cleanses the syS-
j oVrs aud euros habitual
U.iion. PJr"i',V , "
li phasing to m ww mi
n to tlie stomach, prompt m
I jinn una inn?
V" 8 ..J from the most
EtrS agreeable substances, its
P'-jw mialities commend it
1 yd have made it the most
. rnnW known.
Cot of Figs is for sale in 50c
f bottle by all leading drug-
Any reiiauie uruggiei, uu
jot have it on uauu
jt promptly tor any ouo who
sto try it- Do not accept any
U? FIG SYRUP CO.
1st and Second-hand.
n,wlblel. Satchels, Straps.
jukrtt, Prnt'il Boxes, Rulers, and
everything necessary for school,
tj;biiire Barnes' elementary geography for
jftui 15 cents.
I j,nj-complete geography for Gnyot's toter-
T!ih' Su. 1 ariOinivtic for Felter'i primary
I Too cm e money hy getting your school
C, C. TAYLOR'S,
1717 Second Avenue
J. K REIDY,
liiji Kill and manages property on commiss-
. .irye list oi city property always on nana
Irem for ihree first-class Fire Insurance
wmiapH j, snd the American Causlty
iniinlimriry Company, of Bal
wa becona Avenue, over
Horjpe's Tailor Shop.
'aw Space Is Reserved for
Bros., & Schreiner.
Dwi.jht'8 Famous Cures Strongly
Stat Attmey Mtortceaa Wiltes or
the Macee-Hfal Cares f iMaal
pxtiaa Effect, a at the Ilil.
State's Attorney M. M. Sturgeon bus
been for some time a patient at the
famous Dwight, 111. infirmary for treat
ment of those who have become hopeless
and helpless victims of intemperance.
ReaFs.ing the natural sensitiveness which
most people have on that sut-jact, the
friends of those who have subjected them-,
selves to this course of treatment have
had their presence at Dwieht keDt
as much of a secret as possible. Mr.
Sturgeon has written a number of letters,
to frit rids here, speaking in highest tera.s
of the methods of cure observed there,
and one in particular to J. J. Reimers is
of such a nature that The A eg us has se
cured it from Mr. Reimers for publics
tion, tielieving with that gentleman that
from its tone it would be no breach of
confidence on his part to eive it to the
public, and here it is:
DwtOHT, 111., Oct. 28 Dear Friend
BfiiMTRs: -Your kind letter came duly to
hanctbod would have been answered
much sooner, but I have not been in a
condition to write until within the last
two dr.vs. I do not think that it will be at
all net essary for me to stay four week?,
but I f.m io the hands of my friends,
whose kindness I shall never forget. I
came here very much depressed mentally,
and wi ak physically. I am recovering now
very r pidly both in body and mind, and
feel tow assured that I sball qui
this place in a condition to say "no" ard
with no immediate desire at heart to take
a drink. I am still at the McPherson and
a more intelligent, jolly set of people I
never saw together. There are 13 stop
ping hare and we have organized a c'ub
which we call the "McPherson Annex "
I came here, John, with the blush of
shame fairly burnii g in every fibre of my
body, intending to Keep tne matter a
secret, but I am bravely over that feeling
and don t care who now knows where I
am. In our Utile squad of 13 we have
three doctors, (our lawyers, oneartiBt, one
railroal contractor, one general superin
tendent of a Missouri Harvester company
two in general mercantile business and
one journalist, an ex-member of the Wis
consin legislature, and one traveling
salesman. So you see I am not ia a bad
I am exceedingly anxious to test this
treatment to the very limit, but my offl
cialdu .ies worry me a great deal. Of
course, if I Slav the four weeks, and I
am inc'intd to do so, because you, Mr.
Jackson, and especially my wife, so
earnestly request it, and I cannot, and
will no',go against the wishes of friends
Another thins I am contemplating do
ing, an I that is to make a clean breast of
the thir g by writing a letter to Mr. Jack'
son or you, which you are at liberty to
have piblished, if in your opinion, and
that of my wife, it is the proper thing to
do I -.hink it is myself. I am beginning
to feel tn j self as though I ought to fur
nish a r lotto for somi of our old associ
ates. and emblazen it upon their fore
heads, so that every time they looked in
the bottom of a claw they could read
"Dwiet.t or Hell Write m and tell
me what is said about my being here,
Truly yjur fnend, M. M. Sturgeon.
The cianly course shown by Mr. Stur
geon in considering il a duty to others
that his experience at Dwight be known.
will be received with general commends
tion and gratification, as unbosoming t
deeply implanted better nature.
The Avenue Improvements.
The r. avers under the direction of Ed'
wards & Walsh are making rapid head
way east on Moline avenue. The south
side of the railway track is completed al
most aejfar as the barns, and the remain
der of tie space will be finished tonight.
The south side is being delayed by the
improvements the Rock Island road is
making about its depot buildings. The
railroad has Us tracks all moved, the
work hiving been done yesterday.
hundred men being employed in the task,
and yet there was a blockade of cars,
The contractors have reinforced their
men by their men who have just finished
in ChiciBro. Mr. Walsh stated this
morning that he hoped to reach
Thirty-eighth street Defore slop
ped by cold weather, and
would surely reach Thirty-fifth street,
ih.i atrffi- p.kt barn corner. Along that
portion tt the street occupied by the rail
way company's bsrns the pavement will
be extended to the property line andiflan
agerLouierbackhas a'so arranged with
the contractors to pave into the main en
trance to the car house eight feet.
The work of raising the Rock Island
depot balding is weU under way. Both
the Rock Island road and the street car
company are cooperating in a gratifying
measure in this system of permanent im-
provemei-ts whicn tne city has laauguias
ted. . M "
The Plot came down.
The Vtrne Swain was in and out as
U8The sti ge of the water was 1.10 at noon;
the tempt rature on the bridge, 69 .
Sheriff1 sale begins tomorrow at the
A meeting of the Rock Md .County
Bar aesoc ation is called for next Tuesday
at 2 o'clo :k for the purpose of ascertain,
inewhat action the members desire to
take in tie matter of suUscr.b.ng for
itockand membership in the Grant Li
brary a acciation of Davenport.
HiaiBT Cubtts, Vice President.
A "Harry r" Trip.
The patrol wagon was called to the
waterworks at 2 o'clock this afternoon by
a citizen "who bad been to Davenport"
In getting off the car he feU and hurt bis
hand and he then went into the water
works building and telephoned for the
patrol wagon. The" police found no
causa for action when they arrived,' so
the citizen was allowed to go home quiet
ly. The patrol wagon made the run to
the waterworks in regular metropolitan
style and undoubtedly it was a source of
pride to every citizen who saw it. Chief
Miller core plains of a disposition on the
part of the drivers of some vehicles to in
sist in keeping in the way of the patrol.
This is wholly unnecessary, as the patrol
always keeps to the right side of the street
and drivers of other vehicles should re
member that they are liable to arrest and
fine for such an offense, and Chief Miller
has signified his intention of enlorcing
the law in this respect, as when the po
lice go, they want to gel along in a hurry.
Bad Hie aiOrl-n.
Fire broke out at 4 o'clock yesterday
afternoon in the R. I. & P. depot at
Orion, and before it could be 6ubdued it
consumed the deuot, three freight csrs
and a portion of J. H Wilson's lumber
yard. The origin of the fire is unknown,
but it is thought was started by the
sparks from an engire or a neighboring
chimney. Tne depot was entirely con
sumed, the books and records of the of
fice beicg barely savjd. Instruments
were put in the oflSse of Wileon's grain
elevator last evening, and that is now
being used as a telegraph office. The
loss to the company will be about $2 000,
but it is not yet known what Mr. Wil
son's loss on hi lumber will amount to.
BRAVE MARY LEE.
live Days She Kept Hostile Indlasa at
Bay mod Then Killed Herself.
On the Rrat plains of Kansas, seventy
miles due north of Sheridan, there is a
lonely grave on the crest of a sterile mound.
It may be that no pne could find the spot
today, for the storms of summer and win
ter wash great ravines in the earth and
level even the hilltops after a time. But I
saw the grave twenty years ago.
This is the story: There were five or six
families of emigrants journeying across
the lonely plains, when they were beset by
hostile Indians. Mary Lee was a girl only
eighteen years old, and had been brought
up on the Icrwa line. The family consisted
of father, mother, two sisters ana) a brother.
The attack was made very suddenly, and
Mary, who was riding her own horse, was
cut off from the band. When she realized
this she turned and rode away and was
pursued by seven Indians. This was at
about 9 o'clock in the moruing. Her horse
carried her thirty-six miles before he be
came exhausted, and when he fell she
mode ber way to the crest of the mound
and there scooped out a shallow rifle pit.
piled stones up around it and prepared to
The Indians were three miles behiDd her
when ber horse gave out. She had a Ught
w mcnester rifle, which was fully loaded.
but do extra cartridges. Her first shot
killed an Indian and her second crippled
another for life. The other five dared not
charge her position. On the second day
she killed another Indian, and the other
four posted themselves in positions and
waited for hunger and thirst to conquer
her. On the third day they were joined by
twenty or tneir Dana, Dut tne girl was not
attacked. On this day an Indian, who
was creeping up to spy upon her, was shot
through the right lung, and the others con
tented themselves by a drooping fire at
long range to harass her.
On the fourth day not a shot was fired.
The weather was terribly hot, and the sun
glared down on that mound until the grass
withered and shriveled and seemed about
to flame up. On the fifth day, an hour
after noon, the girl shot herself through
the bead, and was dead before any one
reached her. 1 afterward talked with one
of the warriors who was there, and he told
me that she had been almost roasted alive
by that fierce sun. She had neither food
nor drink, and was little better than a
skeleton. The Indians simply stood about
and looked down upon her. She had a
wealth of golden hair, but they did not
scalp her. She had rings on her fingers.
but they left them there. They did not
even take her rifle nor the saddle from ber
"White squaw heap, brave fight hard
This was her eulogy. Two or three years
later her scattered bones were collected
and buried by a surveying party, and to
day her dust mingles with the sterile soil
fifty miles from the nearest dweUing of
one of her nice. Bronzed and bearded In
dian fighters, reckless and desperate cow
boys, stera faced and taciturn pioneers
have whispered the name of Mary Lee
around the evening camp fire a thousand
times siuce her death, but ever and always
with gentle tongue and a swelling of the
heart. She was not only a woman, bntshe
died game. -u. Quad in Jeir York World.
Sheriff's sale begins tomorrow at the
Good nature and good sense must ever
join. To suffer is human, to set well
siblime. But if the trouble is neuralgia
the only cure is Salvation U.L
Sheriff's sale begin! tomorrow at the
Sheriff's sale begins tomorrow at the
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
..rATVFHE ALTAR, x
Frank D. Taylor and Miss Lita
,f' Wilcox United.
Aa laapr asiv. Otemoay at the Rrl
. -aes sf C. W.Wileoxaalweu
tteth Hirret l,at Evealna;.
Last evening at the residence of the
bride's parents. C. W. Wilcox and wife,
515 Twentieth street, occurred the mar
riage af Miss Lita Wilcox to Frank D.
Taylor. Rev. W. 8. Marquis of the
Broadway Presbyterian church officiating.
The bride was becomingly attired in a
beautiful wedding costume, of cream
crepe and wore bridal roses, while the
groom was attired in the conventional
black . The bride was attended by her
sister, Miss Jennie Wilcox and Miss Nel
lie Mabanna who were attired in costumes
of pink and white crepe, respectively
The grocm was attended by Charles
Weyerhauser of St. Paul and Eiward
Lucky, of Tipton. Iowa, who formerly
retiled hero. The ceremony was wit
nested 1 y about 100 of the relatives and
intimate friends of ;he contracting parties,
after which the guests partook of an ele
gant wedding supper and the evening was
spent in celebrating the event in an ap
The bride is one of Rock Island's most
estimable snd accompli-ld young Indies
and the groom a trusted employe of the
Rock Island Lumber company, where he
has been employed in the office for a
number of years past. The couple were the
recipients of a large number of very hand
some and cosily presents, among which
was a set of Haviland china from the
Rock Island Lumber company, two
handsome silver tea sets and a large num
ber of other beautiful presents from the
admirirg friends of the happy couple.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor left last
night on a west bound train for
an extended wedding tour which will em
brace St. Paul, Minneapolis and other
northern cities, after which they will re
turn and settle in a handsomely furnished
home at 713 Twenty-third street, where
they will be at home to their friends after
The following were the guests from
abroad: Lemuel Andrews and wife of
St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs. Richards, of Gen
eseo; George Boyden and wife, of Shef
field; Mrs. Sarah EVy and daughter, of
Guthrie Centre, lows; Mr. and Mrs.
Crjcker, cf Galesburg; John Gilmore and
wife and James tiainner and wife, of Mo
line. end Miss Sophia Moore, of Iowa
Sheriff's sale begins torn arrow at the
Don't delay, always be on time, for
prevention is better than cure All
coughs and colds and such affections of
the throat and lungs as lead to consump
tion are cured by Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup.
The soft glow of the tea rose is ac
nired by ladies who use Pozzoni's Com
' Sheriff's sale begins tomorrow at the
Subscribe for Stock
In the Second series of the
Borne Building and Loan Asso
ciation, of Kock island.
A safer and better investment
than ' Government Bonds, be
cause the loans are made only
npon established values and it
pays more than three times as
much interest besides the
amount invented and the profit"
can be withdrawn at any time,
Money loaned at lowest rates.
B. A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
Orncl, Booms S, 4, S and S Masonic Temple, ;
Probably the most useful
thing I have received this fall,
ia an alcohol lamp, stand, and
kettle, all brass, which I am
now showing. It is pretty
enough to be ornamental, and
cheap enough for any one. For
the sick room, or for any odo
who wishes to heat say a quart
of water at a moment's notice,
they are just the thing.
. With them, also just in, a
new and not expensive line of
5 o'clock teas.
Q. M. Looslxy.
CKHU, euu Airo LAars,
MM Second Avenue,
TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
Tinware And Housk
1612 second avenue,
GO TO ...
Thev are makinir wav rlnwn rut nripa
this week on Safeties and Velocipedes for
the boys snd Tricycles for the girls.' All
grades from $1.65 to $2 J.
Next week we will have something to
say about lamps whicb interests you.
,.T . ,
watcn ana see.
Tbey are all coming our wav for cos.l
hods, and everything in bourn farnishiog
and decorative articles . Come with the
1703 Second Avenue.
A j&ine Line in the Newest Styles, the best
Assortment Ever Shown at Lowest Prices.
G. O. nUCKSTAEDT,
1811 and 1813, Second Avenue, ROCK ISLAND.
You Can't do Without:
Dr. Mai's Ceftatefl Cough Iwi
The very best preparation aaade for Cooghs, Colds, Bronchitis, and 11 lose and
CUBES LIKE MA.GTO !
Good alike for children and adults. Two sizes 10 and 55c.
Thomas' Oelekated Kidney and Livsr PILLS.
These pills are fast taking tha place of the more expensive remeJles for all kidney snd
IWer complaint, J
pr' JJ-Y"? Becanse they are easier
Give them a trial. Kone equal them. The
mai, on receipt of price, 25 cents a bottle. Mtde
CLOSING OUT SALE
I will eell at cost my Boots, Shoe?, Rubbers, Gloves and
Mittens at my Elm Street Shoe Store.
This sale will last ten days only, as I will vacate store
Nov. 2. Come early and get t aTgains.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
We have just received some very neat
aud artistic celluloid novelties, such as
whisk holders, slinner holders, rln t mva
jewel boxes, etc
crepe tissue paper in all shades.
We haye reduced Huebioger's Tri-City
Albums to f 1 each.
Stanley's story of Through the
Wilds of Africa, in a very attrac
tive binding, for shelf or table,, f 1.18
Birrjum's Own 8'nry 1.75
The Gladiator, by John L 8Jlivan .65
Picture framing a specialty.
1705 Second Avenue.
to take, cheaper rn pr'ce and lre better
proprietor mill forward them to any address by
Rock Island 111.
BOOTS and SHOES
At Elm Street Shoe Store. .
2829 Fifth Avenue.