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TUB ABGU8, SATURDAY, JAN U A It
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,ti, t' e topiW and results when
,.riJi (.f is taken; it is pleasant
'J refK-!-:ii ,' t- the aste, and acta
njlvn! "iniplljT on the Kidney?,
ircr I'M H-rela, clonuses the sp
a cJV.-tn-'v, tlkpoU colds, lieml
hf3 pml il-vern and cures hauitiml
n-:'i'a:i"n. Fvrr.p of Figs io the
!v of its kind ever pro-
!,',! ; ;i--r. cr t ) the taste and ac-
tifsMe to tiie stonifioli, prompt in
sBivl'in :.!!'l truly beneficial in it
Tit;-1. " ;':'.re l only from tha most
:i!.hv tint r.irreeulile substances, its
.anv 'wA 'ul r-nalitios commend it
i a'll : have ma.lo it the mozt
Tiiil:;r retwly known.
Svnin ( t' I'itrs is for sale in 50c
nd' 81 bottles by all leading dnig-;.-ts.
Any reliable druggist who
lav not have it on lnuid will pro-
hire it promptly for any one who
vi-h'to try it. Ho not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
sir. -HANCISCO. CAL.
T. B. HEIDY.
-t . i v.k lrit e p oi erty on fonmii;
. S'. - vt : o;(mriiin't'r. fr inveIinj: Some
.'JbA'nw f'T iL.riit.' OisiriiL' comfortable.
h n ,r r. ;i- -i. ihif j r.ri'' und Iol:; i imt- to i;U
f""r' rr liinr:inc- H.-c!alty.
1S03 Second Avenue, over
Horjpe's Tailor Shop.
Subscribe for Stock
In th Second series of the
Home Building and Loan Asso
ciation, of llocfe 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can be withdrawn at any time.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.
It. A. DONALDSON, Secretary,
"r'tct. Iii;-nis 3. 4. 8 and 6 MiioeIc Temole,
i In l fr.im. Win pay 40 oen's
tn l.fi for whii'ti you can
?i i tor In ci'tts at
5 C. C.TAYLOR,
1717 Second Avenue.
G. It. LOOSLKT,'
Cr.'cVery, Gins, ciilm and Tabic Cutierr
AT THE ARSENAL.
Col. A. R. BnfTingion Named as the
Xew Com nandant.
A Well knon o Officer With a Kpleu
dld Rerurd Uioxraphlsol
A Washington dispiitch sent out by the
associated press jeste -day announces that
the secrttiry of war l as assigned Cel. A.
K. Bufflngton of the ordnance department
tothecommandof Ro k Island arsenal. Iq
about 30 dys he will, it is expected, ar
rive and take directir a of affairs.
Col. Bufflngton does not come to Roek
Island arsenal a strarger to the important
werk here. At the t me the water power
dam was washed out four years ago he
was sent hire to maVe examinations and
suLgestiocs. One ji ar bo last October
he was sent here ss a member of tee gun
fact ry board. He is one of the ables1
army officers and onir of the most ex
perienced. Hisreerrd as commandant
al Springfield arsons, is a splendid one.
Col. Buffiogton is a southerner by birth,
Wheeling being his native place. lie is
one of the many ofll :ers of the army who
were true to the flag of the union during
the rebellion. He ii now 64 years of
a.ne. and lias Kill 10 years of
usefulness to give Lis country befcre
being placed upor, the retired list.
He appoint" d a cadet at West
Point from Virginia ia 1SE6, and gradu
a'ed May 6, 1SG1, ic the early months of
the war, and was brevetted as second
lieutenadt of ordnance. Promotion came
rapidly. A week Inter he was made sec
ond lieutenant, two months after first
lieutenant; secured a captaincy in lets
than two jesrs, and was d -corated with
a major's straps in 1S74. Ten years ago
he signed himself lieutenant-colonel, and
for nearly three ye us has held the rank
of colonel. He was made major by bre-1
vet in the closing days of the war for
faithful and meritorious services in the
His career in the army has been one of
great credit and usefulness. Subsequent
to Lis graduation f om the school at West
Point he wasengaied in drilling volun
teers at the oatic nal capital, then he
served as assistant ordnance efflcrrat;
the St. Louis arsi nal, being engiged in
additionul duties of mustering Missouri
and Illinois volunteers and aiding with
artillery in the de'enseof Pilot Knob,
which waa threatened with attack, atd in
drilling ard trgatizing the employes, of
the St. Louis arsenal into a regiment of
Miouri militia, of which he was commis
sioned the color. el by Gov. Gamble.
Later he was trantferred to the Wheeling
ordnance depot, .nd afterward was in
charge of the inspt ction and rifling of sea-
coast cannon and Armament of the north
east cots. He has been in command ot
various nrsenals at St. Louis, New York,
Baton Rouge, Watertown, Detroit, In
dianapolis, Alleghany and Watervlict.
During the dosing years of the rebellion
he was chief frrdnince officer of the mili
tary division of the gu'.f and the fifth
military district. Oa leave, from De
ct-mbcr, 1S30, to 'he following April, lie
inspected arms for the Egyptian govern
ment, and upon tae organization of the
board of heayy ordnance and projectiles,
by act of congress he was made a member,
For over 10 year.-, he has been in charge
of the national armory.
His transfer to the Rock Island krso
nal indicates the is portance attached to
(his position by tae army authorities, and
the experience Col. Buffington brings to
his new duties mike certain the continu
ance of the leading place this arsenal
holds among thi similar eslab ishments
of the United Stiles.
Rock Island 6 .-serial has been without a
regularly asBigi.ed commandant since
Col. J. M. Whittemore retired from com
mand On leave cf absence last March, and
Capt. M. W. Ly tn, ranking officer, has
been in charge in the meantime. His
record haB been one of which he may al
ways feel proud, and the manner in which
he has devoted himself to every detail of
wcrk and some of the most important
;n the history o!" the arsenal, the placing
of the iron girders ia the main Rock Isl
and bridge, the construction of the Mo
line pool, and Hock Island viaduct com1
ing under his supervision has won him
the confidence and admiration of the tri
cities. He has not only displayed great
ability as an of icer in charge of construe'
tion work, but as an executive officer as
well, at d the Interest and pride he has
taken in everything pertaining to the
arsenal, together with his bright disposi
tion have made him one of the most pop
ular officers ever stationed at the arsenal,
and it is sincerely hoped that the war de
partment will nee the wisdom of retaining
him here in hi i former place as captain of
IT MEANS MUCH.
Today's Chi. 'ago Tribune speaking of
Col. Bufflngtcn's assignment, furnishes
also the folio ing news which will be
bailed with delight in Rock Island:
He is the second colonel in rank and
was selected for Rock Island because of
his high rank and especial fitness for the
important work Gen. Flagler has in yiew
for this arsenul. Gen. Flagler has al
ways regarded Rock Island as the most
desirable and important command under
the ordnance corps, and as Col. Buffing'
tin is the senior colonel, with the excep
tion of Co). Whittemore, who will soon
be retired, it is considered a part of good
military practice that he should have
ka fc. : . . i n . .
' tuuiuo vi commands. Besides, UOI.
Bufflngton baa had the most ex
perisnce with the maoufcture of car
riages for field and siege guns which wil )
hereafter be made at Rock Island.
These carriages are now built at the na
tional armory, or at least the few that
have been made for ex perimental pur
poses are built there. Preparations
have aire ad v been in mi-! fnr ih tr.ns.
of the marhinery used for this purpose
irom me opnngneia armory to Kock Isl
and. Frankford arsenal will ,kn ha
drawn upon for certain tools and machin
ery for improving the plant at Rock Isl
and, it being the purpose of Gen. Fiagler
to provide every facility for turning out
thes carriages promptly stid in large
numbers to meet tue demands of both
the regular army and the national yuan).
He hud submitted An (.ciiut.. sjiv .
- . u. n it. v, t. tJW,
000 for this purpose, out Sucr.-tary Proc
tor failed to include the amount in the
estimates sent to congress. A portion
or tins amount will still be needed for
the pmcbuse of a?ditionttl trtnla. hnf. a a
congress is usually tBrdy on such matters
Gen. Flagler has dsculed to g ahead
with the work of enrriage building at
uock island with the means that ere
available bv transfer from nthpr Hrur-nala
This decision means an increase of activ
ity at Rock Island. It wiil open the way
for the employment of a large number of
skilled mechanics besides increasing the
itEDortauce of the command. Tr. is with
some reluctance tat the department re
lieves Col. Buffington fnm the command
of the Springfield armory, e-pecilly at
tins time, when his efforts toward tbe
development of a modern reduced caliper
small arm are about materi ilizing.
This morning the Rock Island viid ict
whs thrown open to the public bv C'irH.
Lyon's order.and the D.ivcnpon & Ro-k
Island street railway company resumed
the running of cars on the bridge line
with electric motors through town, and
trailer attached going through without
change. There has been a great d.-al of
travel over the viaduct today, an 1
the universal expression is of approval
of the work. Painters ero still at wcrk
finishing up and they will be tcro.'gh by
There has probably never been on im
provement made of more importance to
Rock Llatd, and all three c'ties in
fact, than this viaduct, and the example
so generously and fittingly set by Capt.
Lyon yesterday afternoon of making it an
occasion of stcial rtjjicing the three
cities is likely to be followed by a suita
ble celebration in Rook Island in honor
f the completion of the work, and of
ipl. Lyon and Lieut. Thompson. The
Rock Island Citizens' Improvement asso
ciation meets tonight to consider plans
and means for carrying out such a de
ign, an eminently proper one which it is
3 be hoped wiil result in such a demon
(ration as the successful consummation
of this great project merits.
THE RUCK ISLAND WRECK.
The Accident at Blue Inland Xot as
Had as Reported.
o One Killt'd end no 31 ail Destroyed
KxtfRi ct tbe llamnct-Othrr
l aKonltiri i an r Monte.
The reported wreck on the Rock Island
road at Blue Island last night caused con
siderable of a sensation when it was
stated that a number had been killed and
all the mail destroyed. The train is No.
3 leaving Chicago at 10:80 p. m. and
reaching Rock Island at 4:35 a. m. Near
Blue Island tbe rails spread and while
the engibc cleared tbe gap in safety tbe
cars were all ditched and some caught
fire. This is one of the heaviest mail
trains coming out of Chicago for Rock
Iiland. It is the largest mail cornice in
here, and the announcement that tbe mail
had perished caused considerable anxiety
in Itock Isiand, but a dispa'ch t' The
Artous this afternoon states that the ac
cident was less serious than at first re
ported. All tbe passenger cars were
completely demolished and consumed by
fire, but no one was kitlud. Only one
passenger, George Patton, of Pullman,
was seriously injured. TLree others were
somewhat hurt, while a few had trifling
injuries. Fifty passengers were on the
train. Oncbsggage car was saved and
one burned. No mail was destroyed.
William Dempster, 1G years of age,
while hunting in Bowling township yes
terday afternoon, was accidentally shot
in the face and breast by Thomas Robert
son, a companion, aged 24. Tbe injuries
are not regarded as serious.
Martin Erbst had his left arm dislocated
bv being thrown from a road carl south
of town this morning. Dr. Ludewig at
tended the injured man and he is genie
The jury in the case of John Lannan
charged with burglary at the plow shop
store last February returned a verdict this
morning finding him guilty as charged
and fixing his punishment at 13 months
in the penitentiary .
A motion for a new trial in the case of
Charles Hanlon found guilty of burglary,
was argued before Judge Glenn this
morning and the motion was overruled .
Before Judge Glenn on Monday a mo
tion for a new trial in the case of John
Lannan found guilty of burglary will be
Judge Glenn adjourned the circuit
C3urt this morning until Monday after
noon at 2 o'clock.
A handsome complexion is one of tbe
greatest charms a woman can possass
Pozzoai'a Complexion powder gives it
J- E- Montrose. Manager.
ONE SIGHT ONLY.
Saturday, Jan. 23.
The American Character Comedy.
A sublime Tiltn ling or broad anil natnral comedy
m lodrama. and a tince of jenatton .li- ni
In Act 111 faithful presentation of the
IRON MILLS AT WORK.
A positive revelation of et:i-re mechanism.
Tne whole eun leici im-il v
A I K1S1' OF FI X 'ail'MIU.
Prices L'5. 5fi and ?5c . Seats for sale at Harper
house pharmacy Jan. 21
J. E. Montrose, Manager.
Monday, Jan. 25.
"In the prison cell I s't
T!ilnkiug mother, dear, of ycu.
HEAR THE ECnOES Of THE OLD SONG
in the Best ot all Military Plays,
A FAIR REBEL
Founded on historical tacts of the late civil war.
presented hy a competent company, hcaiieil In
EDWARD R MAWSON and
MISS FANNIE GILLETTE.
Alt scenery new. 11 costu s -e-, all pnne-tiv
net nee uie enriLing i eierapn Scene, tne
revolving l.i'ihy p i-ton S m . I e Won
derful Escape from LI3B7 PB'SCH.
Prices tuat nev. r r he 2rc. !0.- Tf- and i
SeMs ot sale at Ilur.ier hoatu pharmacy Satu'
day, Jan. 23.
Burtis Opera House,
CHAS. T. KINDT, Manager.
SATURDAY, JAN. 23.
The Fasiuosabi.e Evevt or the Seasox.
Engagement of the IVsiint'itifhed Young Artirtc,
In PAME1. FHOHM ,'.-; production of Atbr
S:i;;e llicbatlsnu'ii Dramatization of Murk
Twain's unique story.
"A 1'erfec. V meily Drama "
1 year Kroalwsv th. atrc. N. Y.
moiru.4 lo-ton innseum.
:) D on.h' Park theatre Pliila.
2 months Ui,l.i JiiaCtrcOhicago.
Pr're 1, T.V W and 2r. S -its Tlmr day morn
ini;. Jau. Si at Fluke's. 'IViephoi.e No. '.it.
;urtis Opera House,
Wednesday, Jan. 27.
The popular favorite,
J. C. STEWART,
Suppor d hi Ms aplcLditl comjay of
COMEOIANS, SINiiSRSAND I'ANCERS.
In the cricinal highly successful corned.
Tie Fa! Man's CI
GUARANTEED GRATER THAN EVER.
rrii-t s St. TS, 50 and 25. t-'crfs on sale Mon
day, Jan. S5 at Hnk s. 'rek-i.hone No. at).
THE DAILY AKO' s delivered at your Coor
every eremm: for lS'ic per week.
MONEY TO LOAN On chattel mortgages,
waicecs. diamonds, jewnlry. and all article
of value. J. W. Jones, IU14 Second avenue.
AJJTED ItoarJers at 8 1i Nitctccmh street.
WANTED A few ood salesmeu to take orders
tor a full line o." fruil and ornamental trees,
small frniia, roes, shrubs, etc. So experience
ueccssarv. Referriiees required GOOD PAY.
Adiircssil. P. FKtvHMAN Jfc CO., Kccuxster,
WANTED-GENER AL S r ATE AGENT to
open hpadiiuarters in some prti'ipal c'.tv, as
sume exciu-ivc control of our burine.- and ap
point local and suh-agei.ts in every cit In this
Slate; cods in un v, r-l demand, and , ay a net
profit of 50 to 10i per cent. 'I11K UNION COM
f AN Y, 714 liroadw..y. New York.
Active workers eTerywher.; for ' SfiFFP'S
PHOTi GKAHI of theWOP.L! ."; produced
at an outlavof $1011.000; tremendous success; Mr.
.I.M.Marshall. Dex-rr. Did . ared fV'J in 4
days; Rev II nry Fisher, Plainfiel i. Mass , $1ST
in6hiur: Mis n. 11. rJarris, Garfield, l'enu ,
$14 in thirty minutes. The trrea'esr hook on
earth. Mammoth illustrated c:reu'ars aud terms
free. Itock. on credit. Freicht paid. Beautiful
outfit only Si. Address. Glotx- Bihle Pnblishius
Co . 1Hi Chestnut street. Phil idclphia. Pa.
Best Line cf
CARPETS AKD FURNITURE
And Ilia largest and beat line of
IN THE THREE CiTIES.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
Tinware And House
1612 SECOND AVENUE,
Type Writer Supplies.
Picture Frbminsr a Specialty.
Special prices this week on
Baby McK' e,
Tom and Marialj
1705 Second Avenue.
We predict the universal use of
Dr. Mai's Celetotefl Coagi 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 2e per bottle by
T. H. THOMAS,
For CHOICE MEATS Go to
H. Treman & Sons,
All telephone orders promptly filled.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds :ot Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and titUfactioa fcaartst :eJ.
Offico ui Shoo 1412 Fourth Arcane. ROCK ISLAFBJ
ROCK ISLAND, ILL'
We will tbis week offer some Lig
values in fine toilet f-oaps.
S'erlirgTar Sop.p 33
Turkish Btth 30
Uncle Chri, an x'.ra larsj,, ( aSe Une'y
Bahy McKee Pencil Tablet. 5c s-z , 4c
" 10.- ' 7c
Flora " " 5c " Az
Tom and M-mih " 5c " 4c
Double Siates 12c, 17c, 23;. 3Uc
Slate and Lad Penciis.
1703 Second Avecue.
Telephone Na. 1103. 1700 Tnir-1 Ave.