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Both the method and results when
Svrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the aste, and acta
penl'y yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver nnd Bowels, cleanses the gys
tera effectually, dispels colds, beal-o-lies
and fevera and cures habitual
cmiytination. Syrup of Figs 13 the
c!i!y remedy of its kind ever pro
i!ueel. pleasing to the tasto and ac
ci'ptaMe to t'ne stomach, prompt ia
it? action and truly beneficial in it3
e'l'ivt. prepared only from the most
fctnikhy ami agreeable substances, it3
c aiiy excellent qualities commend it
to nil and have made it the most
pimihr remedy known.
jyrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
and" f 1 bottles by nil leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
u;2y not have it cn h:tud will pvo
c.ire it promptly for any one who
ni-Lt s to try it. "Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
From $4.00 to $173.00.
In al! styles of eeltings and at
17(7 Second Avenue.
J. K REIDY,
Ii :y., and manager propertv on com mi -'on.
A larire list of ell) property alwayu on hand
Aj-nt for three flrt-cla F're Iuaaranca
Comraniea, and ihe American ( amity
and iLdemnity Company, of Bal
1303 Second Avenue,
HoTjpe's Tailor Shop.
Subscribe for Stock
Iu the Second series of . the
Home Building and Loan Asso
ciation, of Hock Island.
A safer and better investment
than Government Bonds, be
cause the loans are made only
upon established values audit
pays more tban three times as
much interest besides the
amount invested and the profits
can be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rates.
R. A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
'Tries, Room 3. 4, 5 and 6 Maaonic Temple,
Ii - ' iufd th fi m anil now we will all bac
M-rry Irlstr a. The Dip Holiday atoclt
i s-torn! Th. clrgaut preentn mie
n .xhibitfan. lhrrowd bnr--ri-te
gttin ",! P'ck
our (fraud illij.'My if
"r tavo rnrb nice (rood been licwn: neypr
-"- ater tariMl,- hern rffpnd; n-vet b.ve
iittn o it w. Something tor everybody and
-1 d i- p!eiii-4-1 who fft:ts and pnrcuaaia
U' gn at liac of c.oice aeitciiuna iu
Toys, Books and Novelties,
Fancy Goods, NotionB, EtCi
l! impot-ible to tell what we bare. Yoa moat
" r ti.pi.ty to appreciate the multitude of as
''': prtacnla we "offer for one and all, old
J" . nir.
. Kfant fa! new stock In all bright, clean and
i,dcoii-lsui wholly of the latent and mwl
"V'-ar de.ijroa. Ourprlcca maka tbeoe beaati-Mtoo-Uj
. "'-re u jrelobea Merry Christmas Ifyoa
"J your jifu from
C. C. TAYLOR,
1717 Second Avenue.
GETTING A GOOD REALY.
Th Kind of a Move the Phoenix
Company Will Get on the Bridge.
Prosrea, rtho VLdajet-Tbe tatreet
Car Trmek., ,he Walks and
Hi4wy Kenlng Along
Taylor Broth ?rs. superintendents of
construction for thePhoeuix Bridge com
pany, are nuttirg forth their best ener
gies in the matter of raisiost the Blough
bridge, and are netting thejck screws
ia position to get. & move 00 it in a day
or two. So far tbe laeko.iick screws
has alone been responsible for delay, bat
it is expected no that the work wiil be
pushed without further interruption.
The poveromen: is followiug up the
Phoenix company as ispidly as possible
undtr eeneral supervision of Lieut.
itoompson, the under
tnd John Ohannon. of
and Robert McFarl ana. of
exerting particular priie to
mate the j b a commendable one. When
the viadLct is completed the guards'
quarters will be Uationed at the an'e of
the viaduct aloost over the rai'roa 1
tracks, and v. here an unobstructed view of
the viaduct and bridge will be hvi. An
artistic little bui ding is being ilesinned
for the purpose.
Supt. Schnitger, of the .Davenport &
Rock Island Strtet Railway company,
h6 his forces at work laying the double
track across the v sduct.and the curves at
Twenty-fourth street and Third Even le
were put in today. The cross-over track
which has Oten located on Twea'.y-fourth
street has been moved down to Twenty
third tySupt. St onager in order that
there may be nt more tracks thin are
necessary in approaching the viaduct.
The work of raising the bridge may
commence at almost atsy time now, and
when it does, it w 1 cot take long to ac
complish it, and connect the viaduct
THE PAVING CONTRACT.
Tlip Korkforit onutrnpl Ion Con.
pany Oognt tiy All Hrana 10 lie
Awarded the t on it art.
"The council cacnot fail to award the
contract for the paving of Third avetue.
Nineteenth street and Commercial alley
to the Rockford Construction company,"
said a Third avenie properly holder this
morning. "If ou-other home contrac
tors bad bid on the work they
might have sotm-thing to say in this
matter, but tber are outside, and the
courcil canuot treat tbe Rockford people
fairly, and fail to award the con
tract to them. This thine about
asking other contractors why tbey have
not bid, is all nonsense. The of
fli'ioune"9 Fhown in this matter by cer
ta'n peovl'i who e m to be very lacking
ii comprehension of their duty in the
prtmises, will not prevent the company
entiied to the cootract from getting it,
and that company is the Rockford Con
And that property LolJer. Tim A noes
may td1, represent) the majority of our
citizens. The Ro:kford Constructson
company bid on lb; work in good faith.
gives ample guran:ee for good work.and
nothing but tbe mol questionable action
cin give the contract to anyone else. It
may be of interest to know what tbe bids
submitted represent in tbe segregate.
They figure up as follows':
Smith & Co. No I, $72,574 12; No. 2.
Rockford Construction com piny,
Galeshurg, top and local bottom. $71,
690.su, Rockls'.atd brick ?68,09.j.9
which with three cents per yard thrown
off in cafe the ci mpbnv receives the
contract makes the total, 65.215.70.
The ca3e of Valentine Nold charged
with disorderdy conduct by William
Meyer, was tried in Justice Cooke's court
yesterday afternoon on a change of venue
from Justice Hawes', and Nold was fined
$5 and costs by the former. Notice of
appeal was immedia'ely given.
Charles Wilson and Thomas McCarthy
who hare been employed in the city for
sometime past, got cn a tegular old time
bender not long ego and lift the city.
After tbey bad departed it was discov
ered tbey bad taken a suit of clothes be
longing to George Hanson, a room mate.
The clothes were fotnd a day or two ago
in a second hand c!othing store, where
they bad been "put up."
. Tbe trial of George Washington for
the theft of some household furniture
and letting another nan's bouse and col
lecting the rent in advance, and appro
priating the same, was to have come up
before Matiatrate Wivill yesterday.
When tbe hour arrivi d the accused came
not, and an investigation proved that
George, who had been let out on bis own
recognizance, had bied himself to Davs
en port, and the tr al has accordingly
been continued indefinitely.
Tha Biffal Tower "T Toilet Anleiei.
' 316.574 bottles B u ih of Roses sold in
1690. You know I could not have sold
ao much if Blush of Roses was not as
represented, sure care for pimples,
freckles and blockhea Is. In 1892 I ' pre
dict it will be sold by every druggist, and
used by ever lady and gentleman in the
United States. . T. H. Thomas will sun-,
lly too. at 75 cenU per bottle.
TSE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. DECBMBE
d&DALusiA, uec xi. we are now
having the finest of weather, and as the
roads improve the people grow happy
over tbe prospects of a nice Christmas
Lyman has rested the Shawback prop
erly and moved into the village.
Mrs. Ross, of Grinnell, Iowa, ia visit
ing her parents, SamuekQoode arid wife.
James Hays and sister, 61 Drury town
ship, spent Sunday at James G. Brit
ton's. Theodore Simmons was digging pota
toes the 16th inst. How is that for a
bard wintei T
John Ballard is home for the winter,
after putting in a faithful summer with
Collins Brothers, contractors, at Rock
O. M Bruner, of Taylor Ridge, was
buying hogs in this vicinity last week. He
starts for Chicago Monday with severel
loads of cattle and hogs he has pur
chased. Rev. Nixdorf, of the U. B. chorcb,
preached in the German language Sun
day at 2 p. m., and will preach ia that
language every stcond Sunday. A!l are
cordially invited to attend, especially Ger
Benjamin Dill and step-son, Fred
Shaffer, went to Iowa City last week,
where a surgical operation, which re
movtd pieces uf decayed bone from both
bis arm and leg, was performed upon tbe
later. Frtd went as the patient of W.
H. Conner, who is a studtut f the Iowa
university, and whose diagonals of . the
case was proven correct bv the operation.
Andalusia lode No 516 A F. & A 51.
elected officers the 15 h inxt. acd will in
stall them ib 22d. Those electtd are:
W. M Mathias Robinson.
Sr. W. John D Waltons.
Jr W. ,J. M. Dunlap.
Treas S. E Roberts.
S'.-c. James G. Britton .
A representation of "Jacob's Ladder-'
with appropriate ceremonies such as
socijs. dialogues, declama ions, tableaux,
etc-, will be presented. Everybody is
cordiaily invited, and a grand good lime
by Lu Wallace, the most interesting and
most pi-'pular book of this generation.
cn row be found at R.Crampton& Co's. !
for 97 cents. !
Poultry in large quantities for Ctriat
mas. at W. A. Ehleb's.
Last evening Arsenal Council I7l, Na
tional Union, held its annual election
with the following result:
President W. J. Kahlke.
Ex-President T J. Med ll, Jr.
Vice-President S. W. Searle.
f ecretarj P. Greenawalt.
Financial Secretary 51. A. Patterson.
Treasurer J. H. Cleland.
Usher H A. J McDonald. Jr.
Speaker F. C. Hemenway.
Chaplain .1 H. Reeves.
Sargeant E I ward W Hodges.
Doorkeeper Louis C Pfoh.
Tru-tees J R, Johnston. H. D.
Mack, B. F. DeGear.
The pleasant flavor, gentle action and
soothing effects of Syrup of Figs, when
in need of a laxative acd if the father or
mother be costive or bilious the most
gratifying results follow its use. so that
it is ihe best family remedy known and
evtry family should have a bottle.
State of Ohio. Citt of Toledo. (
Lucas County. 89
Frank .T. Cheney makes oath that he is
the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cbeney & Co., doing busiress in the city
01 loietio. county and state aforesaid, and
that said firm will pay the sura of one
hundred dollars for each and everv esse
of catarrh that cannot be cured ty the
use 01 tiairs catarrh cure.
Frank J. Cheney.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D.. ISSb.
j peal j
A. W. Gleason,
seal Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Send
"for testimonials, free.
F. J. Cheney fc Co., Props., Toledo, O.
Sold by druffsists. 75c.
Fine young turkeys, ducks, cepee and
chickens, oysters in can or bulk, cran
berries, sweet cider and fruits of ail
kinds, at W. A. Ehleb's.
"Hy Sanghte.'s Life
Wa& saved by Hood's 8srsaparilla," says
Mr. B. B. Jones, of Alna, Maine. "She
bad seven running sores in different
places on her body, but on giving her
Hood's Sarsaparilla there was a marked
improvement and now she is well, strong
Hood's Pills cure Constipation by re
storing tbe peristaltic action of tbe ali
mentary canal. They are tbe best fam
The I'rearni Tlaup.
Tbe present time is the time to prepare
presents. In order to comply with the
requirements of this festive .season your
presence at tbe establishment of Clemann
& balzmann is necessary. There yon will
find a bountiful and brilliant array of hol
Telephone 1187 to W. A. Ehleb, 305
The Citation Solved.
Tbe question with most people, what
to buy for a nice and useful Christmas
gift is solved by getting a fancy parlor
chair, an elegant bookcase, a fine bed
room set, a choice paclor set, an easy
chair, rugs, lace and drapery curtains.
And the place to get them is at Clemann
& tialzmanti's, where can be found tbe
largest and finest stock in the three cities
at prices lower than at any other furni
Testimonial from Hon. 8. P. Hughes,
judge supreme court, Little Rock, Ark. :
"I baye used your diamond spectacles
about a year, and have found them clear,
easy to the eyes and very satisfactory.
I prefer them to aay I have used. Yours
truly, Simon P. Hughes.
These glasses are for sale by T. H.
Thomas, agent for Rock Island. .
W. A. Ehleb has just received some
fine bulk and bottled olives.
IT ATTRACTS ATTENTION.
The v Coming Bmterworth Deere
An Kvent In eien-irty Circles Eat and
Went Offnr at Slullae
H. R. Persinger, who recently sold out
his society paper at Des Moines and
moved to Washington where be became
a society correspondent for a syndicate of
leading newspapers, has written the fol
lowing in his recent correspondence:
A matrimonial alliance on the present
season s programme will be that of Miss
Kstbtrine Deere, of Molioe. and William
Butterwonh, of Washington, another
linking of noted American familin Mi..
Deere is the second daughter of Caarles
B3 ere" ,nef"nownd Deere or Moline
Pi manufacturer and millionaire. Thp
D;erea are wed anosn in Chicago, New
York and Wasuingum society, and have
trafwjled expensively abroad. They are
BtAafisto.-Tatic and delightful family, and
their Moli ne home is on a of the most
noted and hospitable between Cnicsera
anA.. the Pnc;fio coast. Thcv entertain
mtSti;ently and with perfect taste. It
has been no uncommon thir.o- for the.
ML-ses Dtere to have a honsr-ful ff
charming and lively girl friend3 select
college mttes ecjojir.g avacation. And
such a cluster n variably ra?ant a briN
Hint partv as a finale, witb guests from
Chicago and other cities, often-tines
bmu ht to Moline in Sliilionaire Deere 's
sptcial faBtly car. tr. Deere's first
daughter was only recently married to
Erastus Winan, Jr , and lives in New
"iork. S.-e and her si-ter, the future
Mrs. ButterwortU, of Wnshineton, are
large, titely an t stylish younn ladies,
decidedly di8 ingue in appearance. Wil
liam BuMerworih, the Broom elect, is a
son of the famom x - con
gressman from Duo, Benjamin
Cotterworth, afurwardi commissioner
of the patent office unoer Arthur, and
the noted Washington attorney and
World's Fair commissioner. Until re.
cently the senior Bu.terworth ws asso
ciated with his successor as commis
sioner of paten's. Hoa. B J. Ha l. of
Iowa, an i tbe widely known patent at
tcrnev. B-own. in the Chic .go firm of
Bjttewor'h, Hail & Brown: but his
World's Fair duties have multiplied to
an extent that has compelled him to re
tire from the Chicago Ihw firm. The
Butterworth home in Washington is at
Le Droit Prk, where young Butterworth
ard bis bri.le elect will be given a mte
mficent reception on their honevmoon ar-
j rival in the caphal city.
EHHBT M. STARLIT
Henry M Stanley, the Afri
can explorer, eays that hi3 trip
through, ths dart forest was
characterized by a curious in
stance of the evil inline nee upon
the hnman system of the ab
sence of the rua light. The
slightest scratch upon the s'kin
of one of his followers voii'd
be followed by ulcerous sores
that would gangrene and final
ly result in the death of the ic
titn. What is true of the dark
forest is also true of pulmonary
trouble, diptheria and kindred
throat troubles which are the
offsprings of dampness, too
much siisde, foul exhalations
from pewers a-d cess poo's.
One of the best remedies for
these troubles is Rrii's German
Cough arjd Kidney Cure. It is
in itfe'f an anti-sceptic, is clean
purely wholesome, contains no
poison, and is remarkable effi
cacious. For sale by all drug
gists. Sylvan Remedy Co.,
J. E- Montrose, Manager.
The event of the season .
One night only
CHRISTMAS DEC. 25,
MR. and MRS. KENDALL'S
Great Comedy success
Expounded by a Urge company of com
Pretty Faces. Elpprt Wardrobes, Origi
nal Scenery and Efllcts.
Seats on sale at Rarper House Pharmacy
Borlis Opera House,
CHAS. T. KINDT, Manager.
Matinee and ht.
Miss Lillian Lewis,
Supported by a capable company of Dittla-
Kuitbed plater :
EdTnnd Coltier. LobIm P mm. iwh.. ri
Hot, Wal'rr Erilnee, Lawrence Idarslon, ttalpb
Ball, Mildred Hall. Fred Monle.
Preaea iug at the matinee an original Tereloa 01
riiuup s great novel,
Asia a Lcoking Glass.
At the CTiniatg performance Lawrence Xaraton,i
Paris Costumes. Both nlava
Coeiard. . ' -.
rrlceatl, 75, SO tail 85. Seat sale at Flake's
Taeadaj morning, Dec, 33. Telephone No. SO.
Say there never were so many attractive offerings for
Christmas Presents as are now being displayed in their
great dry goods house. In addition to the 6i!ks and
"Wool dri S3 goods just reduced in price as Bpecial holi
day attractions, they have just made some severe cuts
in Cloaks and Jackets, which will be duly appreciated.
Notice these goods displayed in our east large show
JACKETS which were $15.00 now $11.75
" " ' $ 9.50 " $ 6.90
" $ 8.00 " $ 5.38
" $11.50 " $ 7.97
OIHERS WERE $2J00 now $15 75
" " $ 7.75 " $ 5 20
Etc, Etc, all through.
1712. 1714, 1716. 1713, 172), 1723 and 1721 Secosd Avkscb.
Pelonbets S S lesson notes.
Diaries for 1S92.
We cannot tell you what we have,
but come and see.
1703 Second Avenue.
A fine Line in the Newest Styles, the best
Assortment Ever Shown at Lowest Prices.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1811 and 1813, Second Avenue, ROCK ISLAJu'D.
We predict the universal use of
Dr. Mai's Gelelirated Cough Syrup
for "La Grippe," all coughs, colds, croup, and
all affections of the throat, lungs and bron
Its sale has more than doubled each year since
its introduction, and the year 1891 stands out
as the banner year of its existence.
Made and sold at 10c and 2c per bottle by
T. H. THOMAS,
If not. trV a liair. ThV trill
j j J
your money tban any 6Qce you
Bnlo OTirl tllQ rt TIT. TT1-r.-wr .
v v " - ii uasi,
piece of the best Eole leather.
siu Kirruxu urr or SOLE5I
NO SQUEAKING, AND NO BREAKING IN!
Just as easy as a Hand Tnrnt-d, and wear twice as long
Every pair stamped on the sole.
Patented and made by CROSBY, HUCKINS '& CO
. JOB sals bt
GEO. SCHNEIDER; . : i
Magic lanterns, all grades.
Air guns the Chicago, 75o.
The Kilam-z X), 15:T.
Noah's Arks, a new one.
Games of all kind.
The cheapest place to get toys at
1703 Second Avenue.
tritra rnn Tn-r rc:. f m
j j Enuoidlliuu IOI
have ever bought. Onlv one
f..t J3 !
uuici auu uiuer BO16 One EOlld
n 181)8 Second Arenne.