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mot iKl ana results vnen
f fi.-j is taken; it is pleasant
i- ittA fnctA on1 oMa
,'.f prmn"t!y on the Kidneys,
,, cleanses the sys-
." ua'Iv, tlipcls colJs, head-
-J fevers sua cures habitual
,;:an. iMrup of Fig3 is the
n-e'.v ot its kind ever pro
"'.,'.;:: f t the tasts and ac-
, o t'ne stomach, prompt in
,n aii'l ,n".v lienehcial in its
rr.-pnro ! or.lv from the most
nLTiciilo substances, its
j.vlltnit qualities commend it
,-. have ma le it the most
t c f F'i.: is for sale in 50c
'buttlfs l'V i'H leading1 drucr-
Aty reliable druggist who
t have it. on Lund will pro-nmnip-V
fr any one who
j trvi:. I)o not accept any
CRM FIG SYRUP CO.
,1'. 'tiSHicSCQ, CAL.
r neif- von
TiMf'". S..-hi-'. Straps.
'tv i-.Pv- il Bxe, Ru'ers, and
evfrttiiiiK; necessary for school.
,ste Birr -' c tnientary geography for
rcra; .'.'' v'' "irr;hy for Gujot'g inter
k-: ) err,-'.
Si ; ir liimi tic for Felter's primary
it ive m'Hiey by (.'ettin? your school
,1717 Second Avenue
J, E. REIDY,
jnil m iraei' property on com mi.
t '.f ci; imjpvrty always on band
firt-das Fire Insurance
. n. rh- American Caiixltv
.iLilcmnry rnntpany, of Bal-
i . in .r', .Mil.
oupes Tailor Shop.
w fcerond series of the
Bnildinc and Loan Asso-
of Kock Island.
i'-r and better investment
wernment Bonds, be
loans are made only
?tablisbed values and it
than three times as
interest besides the
invested and the nrofits
"uuurawn at any time.
waned at lowest rates.
K-A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
3. 4, 5 and Masonic Temple,
j't opened a ship
' "i'l'orted, full ten piece
3 chamber sets, in three
I am offering for
:: days for $2.35. I
to .say that this is
evTi A. i i
i'uui ocia nave
n offered before, and
6. M. TjnnHT.-v
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, L i "um xuuiu luvil.u lJ)ftVJk rauttlA S AJiJiUAL
An English -Syndicate A fter a 3Io
The Kttarn or SS.OO U. maadrd
and Retnned Hour nig Ural
fell Through Mr Be
Readers of The Akgcs vill recember
tbe overtures made by an I.ngUsh syndi
cate last summer for the pi rcbaeeof the
Molioe Plow company. 1; was finally
agreed that the plant thould pass into
tbe hands of the syndicate on On. 1, an
option being secured by the would be
purchasers for (25.000 oa a basis of
1 800.000, the money to be paid over on
that date. The biK option was put up,
but the representatives of the syndicate
afterward found that London capitalists,
who had become interested in the project,
declined to invest, sseertinR that they had
received letters from local stockholders
in the plow company repadiating the
contract, acd m this view ol the case the
purchasers sought to cancel the prelimi
nary compact, but tbe plow company re
fused to surrender the op ion money.
The first of October has pawed, and the
plow company has not received the $800,
C00, but it has tbe $25.0(0.
Yesterday and the preceding day, H
C. Parker, of London, repr?senting tbe
syndicate, and G. G. Wi'.lard, of the law
firm of Willard & Evans, of Chicago,were
in Moline, and in crmpany with Jackson
& Hurst, of this city, held n j nitrous con
ferences wiih President Whoelock, of the
piow company, wnn a view to securing
the 125.000 back, but failed.
Ail local authorities are cautious as to
what tbey say on the subject, tut it be
gins to look as if there mifcht be litiga
tion oyer the matter.
Depositions are being taken today
Moline in a suit in which the plow com
paay is interested, andwtich involves
considerable money . It is Hand vs. The
Moline Plow company, and the suit is for
infringement of patent.
Charles Gunka was fined $5 and costs
by Magistrate Wivill this morning for in
Two ladies gold watchee were stolen
from a jewelry store in Davenport this
Henry Bakerion. of Peoria, has been
stopping in Rock Island for a dsy or two
on his way to Sioux City, aid his railroad
pass only dating until the 3J. he was
afraid to go on lest by chan be should
not reach his destination t y that date
He is addicted evidently to over indulg
ence of some sort, for while stooping at a
hotel he walked into the dining room
yesterday morning in icsnt attire, and
last night he entered Fols )m's jewelry
store and fell prostrate on the floor. Mr,
Folsom desired to send for h doctor, but
tbe man insisted that he be taken to pos
lice headquarters. This mc ruing Chief
Miller had the limit of his piss extended
and tonight he goes on his ay.
me ponce ana nre alarm boxes were
all tested this morning and all worked
admirably. John T. Stack, representing
the Gamewell company, is in the city in-
structing Electrician Zeis in his duties
Akdalcbia, Nov. 30. J..hn H. Bals
lard has been placed on the pension rolls
at 12 per month; Lyman Brown at $13,
and O. D. Cushman at $4.
Very few people attended .he sale held
by rerd Gobio on the Weill farm the
24th inst, consequently very few articles
John Britton. who has woiked in Rock
Island the part three seasons for Henry
K inner, the plasterer, has finished hie
work for the season and come down hom.3
to make sport for the small toys.
josepn (Junningnam and familv. of
Muscatine, have been visitine their
daughter, Mrs. Moore, of taia ulace
They resided here a great many years; and
have many friends who are g ad to meet
W. H. Conner and Frank Vanderveer
came in from Iowa City to try their skill
at the dissecting cf Mr. Tjrkey. The
barreling of the remnants wis too much
for Connor's nerve, who has since been
trying tbe efficaciousness of bis little
pills. He was convalescing at latest re-
Kev. F. W. Brusso preached tbe
Thanksgiying sermon at tbe U B. church
which has been pronounced as a very
able effort by many who had tbe pleasure
of bearing it. Mr. Brusao is a wide
awake, energetic and progressive young
man and we pronounce for liin a very
il)Hon Bark ioIe fur a Fight.
Last evening Billy Gibson, of Rock
Island, backer of Con Doyle, the light
weight who fought Powell ore week ago
Saturday night, announced that bis man
was ready to meet Owen Marley at his
own terms. Gibson states thi.-re bad been
some talk of Powell taking aaother "go"
at Doyle and that his friends would back
him to tbe extent of $500. Investiga
tion revealed that Powell did not care to
fight, and that there was no money back
of him. . Meanwhile there hat been some
talk of matching Owen Mar ey against
Doyle. Gibson last night stated he was
ready to back Doyle againBt Marley for
any amount in any kind of fight from
one round to a finish, with 4. oz, 3 cz or
skin gloves. He is willing to concede the
time and place and is ready to sign Arti
cles at any time. Dubuque Times.
Rheumatism is like sand in '.he bearincs
of machinery. Hood's Sarsai aril! a Is the
great lubricator which cures t le disease.
Call on . B. McKown for bard
and soft co-!. Telephone 1.198.
THE ABgtJa THUKSDAY,
Offirt-raEI th at the Meetlac V
tTday AtePB-oV-anl'i, Road
Foaaaiaa Pregp-rea Condition.
The annual meeting of the directors of
the Rock Island & Peotfa road was held
in the general offisaj of the company in
the Peoria building, at tbe foot of Twen
tieth street yesterday afternoon. The
election of officers for the ensuing year
resulted as follows:
President R. R. Cahle.
Vice President A. Kimball.
Secretary and treasurer H. B. Sad
low. Executive committee R. R. Cable.
W. H. Withrqw, H. B. Sudlow.
The general operating of the road re
mains, of course, in the bands of Mr.
Sudlow, who is continued as general
The directors declared the regular semi
annual dividend of 2 per cent, and a
review of the year's business showed that
the road had prospered, and besides keep
ing everything in good condition, had
purcnased 50 new cars and
Milan, Dec. 3. About half of
corn is standing in tbe fields yet.
jonn ritzpainck is shipping ho-8 to
Engineer Wheeler is at workj'esting the
different rock to be used in building the
Wellington Smith, s'ation agent at
Parnell, Mo., was home on a flying viMt
to his folks.
Prof. Griffith is to visit our young peo-.
p!e once a week Tor three months to tsach
a class of 25, singirg.
Mrs. Douglas, of Solon, Iiwa, arrived
to visit ner cousins. Mrs. Franinc and
J. Caldwtl!. of Pre-emntinn
The brick works have shut down in or
der to excavate a large amount of clay
from the urod net they use to make brick.
Miss Helen Owens has resigned her
position with Mckles & Preston, of Dav
enpori, ana will remain home for the
Gsorge Sydnor has placed his shoe des
partment in charge of William Goldsmith
in tne storeroom occupied many vears bv
Mrs Goldsmith. ' J
Tbe printing committee of the Business
men s association bas a communication
from parlies who are desirous of etUb
lishing a weekly newspaper in town.
A petition is being circjlated for the
purpose oi navme secretary R a n with.
draw his support to finding a mirket for
me i.-q ior trstflj in foreiga countries, es
pecisliy in those countries where mission
aries are working among the heathens.
The caning factory consumed 24.001)
nusneis oi tomatoes, 555 tons of corn acd
2 000 bushels of peas, the industry is
BiuwiuK auiung me larmers. Many im
ji...cuicuwire contemplated lor next
ine easiness Mens association had
oeen in existence one year in October.
At the annual election the following offl
cers were elected: Howard McCullough,
presiueni; rrans tiarris, secretary. At
last nionaay mgbt s meeting tbe presU
dent appointed the chairman of each
committee: Finance, Dr. George Wig
gins; manufactures, J. C. Johnston;
canal and waterways, H. L. Franing;
railroads. Joseph Fitzpstrick; entertain
ing. Dr. J. S. Matthews; advertising. R.
B. Olmsted; town improvements, Wil
' am Tenges. Various matters of interest
were discussed. The past year's work
has placed many interesting events on
record and tbe associations meetings were
Cordova, Dec. 2. J. J. Johnson is
again with us looking after his different
Tbe crossing on the ice here is getting
Mrs. Will Zimmerman, or Chicago, is
visiting relatives here.
Like & Stocum are shipping some fine
hogs. Tbcy are hustlers.
Six converts were paptizod in the Bap
tist church on last Sunday evening
Kaipn Webster was visiting friends and
relatives on Thanksgiving day. .
Miss Annie Marshall was visitiner rela
tives here during the school vacation last
County Treasurer Campbell was ravine
his compliments to the local republicans
James Thompson is making an effort
to pull his small steam pleasure craft out
of the water.
Some tew farmers are still husking
corn. With their abundant crop they do
not mind cold fingers.
Miss Bessie Marshall has about come
to the conclusion to return to Fort Worth
Tex , in a short time.
Ttere bids fair to be a scarcity of coal
here if it should turn cold soon, owing to
tbe scarcity of cars.
Onfiiday, Dec. 11 occurs the sale of
stock, implements, etc., of Peter Hanson.
W. B Pidcck, auctioneer.
Rabbit hunting was indulged in by
quite an army of our local sports here
after the last snow with some success.
Some of the lovers of locomotion on
runners embraced the opportunity that
tbe few inches of snow offered last week.
A foor WltneiiH.
' The examination and cross-examination
of Dolly Hammerly and Mamie Woods
occupied the entire day in the district
court yesterday, tbe testimony of the
Hammerly girl being much tbe same as
that given before Magistrate LeClaire.
The Woods girl, however, did not stand
cross examination well, and contradicted
herself several times. She stated that
her age was 11 years, but that she had
lived in Clinton until nine years of ace.
and since then in Rock Island 2 years
and in Davenport 1 years. She also
stated that she was born in Clinton and
cross examination developed tbe fact that
she was born in Eagland. Her story in
regard to Lyons assault on the Hammerlv
girl was not materially shaken, but in
other portions of her testimony her mind
was rather confused. Davenport Demo
Benrett, the glove man, leads them all
in goods and low prices.
OECEMBEK -3 At Km
BAFFLED A BEUTE.
Desperate Attempt to Kidnap
. Another Child.
TEE BOY KICKS TO GOOD PURPOSE,
Alarm the Household, and II Is Mother
Arrive la Time to Save Him Diaboli
cal Fffort of a Worthless Scamp to
"Get Even" The Miscreant Known
Enemies Carry Off a Dallas, Tex.,
Man, Cover Him with Tar, and Let
Yoskers, X. Y., Dec. a -What bas
every appearance of a determined attempt
to kidnap the 14-year-old son of J. H.
Jaffray, a wealthy business man ot this
city, was made Tuesday night. The lad,
whoe name is Harold, a slender, delicate
looking boy. went to an up-stair room
abont 10 o'clock Tuesday niht, leaving
his parents and two brothers on the floor
below. As he entered the room somebody
struck him a blow on the neck and he fell
on his face. At the same time the gas
went out anrl the room was in absolute
darkness. Then a portion of a towel was
forced into the boy's month, and beinu
tied behind his ears effectually gagged
I'sed His Legs to Good FfTeet.
The boy's bands were firmly bound by
the wrists behind his back with another
towel. Harold could not scream, but as
his legs were free he could kick. He did
so, and he kicked with such effect on the
room door that his mother, who had come
up-stairs to her own room, heard him.
Mrs. JufX ray came running to the room.
But the door was l;olted. Harold's as
sailant had bolted it when he turned out
the light. While Mrs. JV.ffray was pound-
lnst on ine door her boy was beinsr
dragged to the window. She heard the
window opeu. She asked Harold what
was the matter, but no reply came to her
The Mother Raffles the Miscreant.
'men iVirs. Jaffi ay put her shoulder to
the door and burt it open. As she did
so a man sprang out of the window, lie
alighted on a ledire of the Crst storv. aid
ci:me down o heavily that evervbo.iy in
the house heard u.b noi-e. From th a
ledsie he sprang to the ground. . distance
ot twenty feet, and disappeared among
the shrubbery surrounding the house. Tbe
boy was released from his bonds and told
mory 10 ins tamer, wno at once sue-
pected one Thomas Harvey, for whose ar
rest Mr. JnfTray had sworn out a warrant
a lew days an.
Little Doubt of His Identity.
It had not been served, as the police
were una nie to hud their man. Harvey
was ine nusDnna or air. JafTrav s mulat
to cook, who has been supporting him for
years. Finally she grew tired of his ex
tortion and reTused to give him any more
money. Harvey then threatened to beat
l:er, and Mr. Jaffray swore out a warrant
for his arrest. The dissolute rascal swore
to get even with his wife's employer, and
as he has not been seen siuce uttering the
tnreat tnera is little doubt as to his being
young Jaaray's assauiant.
ABDUCTED BY ENEMIES.
A Man Kidnaped, Covered with Tar and
Ordered to Leave.
DALLAS. Tex., Dec. 3. Tuesday night
while H. J. Dean, a prominent business
man, was riding in a buggy with two
other men near the fair grounds, the car
nage was surrounded by four men. They
drew .revolvers, and throwing a blanket
over Dean's head lifted him from tbe
huggy. Ihey compelled tbe other occu
pants of the carriage to drive on. The af
fair was reported to the police, but no ar
rests hare been made. No trace of Dean
can be found, and the object of tbe kid
naping is a mystery.
Threatened with Saddes Death. .
iAitu i'aii reccnea tne city in a
pitable condition yesterday. When the
four men reached an uninhabited neigh-
oornooa jj-jan was compelled to disrobe
and a bucket of tar was do u red on him.
The regulators then notified him to leave
the city Inside of twenty-four boors
or his hfe would Le forfeited.
Jumping into a coach the masked
men drove away in the di
rection of the city, leaving Dean to wa.k
in. Tbe victim of tbe out race is charced
with being tbe correspondent of a scurril
ous Kansas City paper, allho.igh he de
nies the charge. Dt-an failed to recognize
tne perpetrators and no arrests have been
made. He says that, despite the warning,
he will remain in the city.
liig Railway Men at Chicago.
Chicago, Dec. 3. A distinguished party
of New Yorkers, including Cbauncey M.
Depew, Cornelius Vauderbilt, H. Walter
Webb. H. Mi K. Twombley; Samuel Bar
ton, a cousin of Cornelius Vanderbilt
John Howe. Jr., a New York banker: H.
B. Ledyard. president and general mana
(ter of the Michigan Central, and Charles
F. Cox, arrived here Wednesday
Mr. Depew says he is for Blaine;
that Cyrus W. Field is not bankrup;;
that a o, OOO.OOo government loan to the
fair is a proper thing and that Cleveland
Is the coming Democratic candidate.
Sale or Horses at Chicago.
Chicago, Dec. 8. Many prominent
horsemen from all parts of the country
were present at the Kellogg horse sale
yesterday, and the bidding was lively and
spirited. The following are some of the
borses that brought tS.OOO and over: Sni
sun, by Electioneer out of Susie, to S. A.
Brown, Kalamazoo, Mich., ?ti,i"i0; Ellis
ton, by Electioneer out of Lady Ellen, to
C. W. Williams, Independences, Ii , l,6JJ;
Maud Russell, by Mambrino Kuseil out
of Greenwood Alaid, to Mcilenry &Swear
inger, Geneseo, Ills , J2,500.
A City in Danger.
DETROIT, Dec. 3. Yesterday morning
an accident stopped the flow of natural
gas, bat the fact that many people left the
gas burning low caused a pauic among
the oflicers of tbe gas company. The po
lice and fire department were appealed to
and everybody was awakened to shut off
the gas, which while not of sufficient pres
sure to maintain a flame, would have
leaked into the rooms and suffocated the
sleeping inhabitants. By good luck no
one was injured, though there were many
narrow escapes. j' -
' Fannie Davenport Needs Best.
Kansas Citx; Dec. 8 Owing to a se
vere attack of Nervous prostration, Fan
nie DavenportrVas unable to appear at
the theatre laf:' night, and the perform
ance was postponed. The physician in
charge says thai, .Miss Davenport is in
need of a long rest She is suffering from
a constant and severe pain iu the Lead.
Tinware And Hocsk
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
This glass was not bought at sheriff's sale, but at a great
sacrifice, is all first quality glasses and it must
be closed out this week."
Half Gallon Pitchers
Exfra large Cellery
M d;um lsrge Cellery
6 inch Glvs Plates
Covered Butter Dishes
Ir.diyidual Salts, Hotel
Small Sugars and Cream
Fancy Pickle D-shes
These prices are good until Saturday
A f ine Line in the Newest Styles, the best
Assortment Ever Shown at Lowest Prices.
G. O. nUCKSTAEDT,
1811 and 1813, Second Avenue, ROCK ISLAND.
If not, try a iair. They will
j our money than any shoe you
cole and that of thk very best.
piece of the best sole leather. -
.NO KIPPIKG OFF OP SOLES!
NO SQUEAKING, AND NO BREAKING IN!
Ju6t as easy as a Hand Turned, and wear twice as lanfr
Every pair stamped on the sole.
Patented and made by CROSBY, HUCKLNS & CO
Tapleyville, Mass. ; ; ...
jFOBSAUCBr 1 s V
1818 Second Avenue.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
worth lrtc, only 5c
" 30c. 2()3
" 25c. " 15c
5c, " 2c
" 15c, " 10c
2Tc dozen, 10c
10a each, 5c
" 10c 5C
" 10c " 5c
5c " 2c
At THOMAS' DRUG STORE.
CIV8 YOU mOTei "flatl R? otirn
have ever , bought. Only one
Outer and innpr snlo'a
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