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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY." FEBRUa II Y tf, 1892
DO NOT FORGET!
We are headquarters for House Furnishings. We
have arrangements for more room.
A LARGER STOCK AND LOWER PRICES
Furniture, Carpets, Stoves, Etc.,
To those contemplating housekeeping or refurnishing.
Yon can buy a Parlor suit.
" " " a Bedroom Set.
a Cook or Heating 'Stove.
a Side-board or Cup. board.
a Dining Table.
a Set of Diningroom Chairs.
a Cane-seat or Upholstered Rocker.
a Bed Spring or Mattress.
a Parlor or Library Table.
a Book Case or Desk.
a Wardrobe or Cheflbnier.
a Lounge or Couch.
a Carpet, Rug or Mat.
" 4i "a Pair of Lace or Chmiile Curtains.
. a window Shade.
In fact anything you need to furnish 1, 2, 3 rooms,
or an entire house on our usual terms.
Open every even in? until SrOOo'clock.
Office and M t il? F!f r-.!r'l Sinef. Ttlcjtcieil
CH A3. W.YERBURY, Hanaecr.
CTAC LE S
New Stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES
At the lowest prices. All goods marked in plain figures.
No. 307 Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
DAVIS & CO.,
Heating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam . Fitting,
A complete line of Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing Hose,
Fire Brick,,Etc. Largest and best equipped '
establishment west of Chicag o.
DAVIS BLOCK, Moline, HI.
Residence Telephone:! 169.
CHAS. A. MECK,
Brady Street, Davenport, la.
ani Saturdays until 10:0-1.
AGENCY FOR THE
STEAM and HOT WATER
Rock Island, III.
PROTECT YOUR EYES 1
MR. H. HIRSCHBERG,
The well-known Optician of 629 Olive St.
(S. E. co-. Tihanl Olive), St. Louis, has
nnpointC(.T. fl. Thomas as agent for his
celebrate 1 Diamond Spectacles and Eye
glasses, snd also for his Diamond Kon
Changeal le Spectacles and Eyeglasses.
The glares are the treated iuventioa
ever mad.: in spectacles. By a proper
construct on of the Lens a person pur
chasing a pair of these Non-Ctaautreable
Cilaases never has to change these glasses
from the iyes, and every pair purchased
is gnaran'eed, so that if they ever leave
the cyer no matter how or scratched the
Lenses ar) they will famish the party
with a ne' pair of classes free of charge.
T. H. THOMAS has a full assortment
and invites all to satisfy themselves
of the S reat superiority of these Glasses
over any und all others now in nse to call
and examine the same at T.H. Tbomaa',
druggist and optician, Koc Island.
No Peddlers Supplied.
1712 First A ve,, Rock Island, El.
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL.
Importance of Our Armory to the
ABeaatirnl and la-tervsitingT I'laee in
I'eirr, A Nrrnr or I'naitiKil la.
The Chicago Tribune devotes a
column and a half to an illuslra
ttd discriptiye write up of Ro;k Island
arsenal. In the headlines attractively
displayed this allusion is mde: "All is
peace there; the great arsenal on beau
tiful Rock Inland. Anvils would ring
out and the wheels would turn in Uacl e
Sam's big interior workshop in the event
of hostilities. Nothing but orders and
an appropriation needed to brenk the
quiet that now prevails."
The Tribune siys: "The possibility
that the strained relation between this
country and Chili might lead to active
hostilities served to direct attention to
the only important interior depot for the
manufacture of the munitions of war
that at Rock Island." The location and
commanding position of tbe armory is
dwelt upon as set between three fljut
isbing cities and its position spoken of as
strategical in tbe facilities for the rapid
distribution of supplies. Then the Trib
saye; For a quarter of a century the arsenal
has been in a state of absolute peace.
The meager government, appropriations
have been chiefly expended in beautify
ing the domain, in carrying schemes for
utilizing the water power, or in erecting
great rows of massive stone buildings,
which have never been put to their desig
nated uses In tbe manufacture of tbe im
plements of war. But tbe ibland has
been a perpetual delight in its free uses
as a pleasure park The Sundiy school
picnickers of two generations have made
it rendezvous, and the people of the ad
jacent towns have come to feel a propri
etary right in its posossion.
The island rests upon a bed of gray
magnesian limestone as solid as the foun dation
of the world. Eight feet of sandy
loam on top of this tabls of rock makes
a fertile bed for the groves and avenues
of trees, the shrubbery nnd flowers which
adorn it in summer. The island is about
three miles long and varies from a quar
ter to three quarters f a mile in width .
Its surface comprises about 1,000 acres.
The great shops which occupy the high
est ground on the island stand 20 feet
above high water. The course of the
river here is for nearly six miles in line
with the sun. The great volume of water
flows over the upper rapids with a flood
like sweep and seems to hold the island
in its embrace.
nON THE ISLAND WAS SECUKEU.
When William Henry Harrison was
govt rnor and superintendent of Indian
affairs for the Indian territory and dis
trict of Louisiana he made a treaty with
certain chiefs of the Sac and Fox tribes
of Indians during an historic council
he'd in St. Louis in 1304. By this treaty
tbe government came into possession
of Rock Island. Black Ilswk, the fa
mous chief of the Sars, refused to bar
ter away the heritage of the people and
would neither sign this nor any treaty
of a similar kind. He held to the last
that is was inoperative and not
binding and refused to be governed by it.
The Indians retained undisputed posses
sion until September, 1815, when tbe
Eighth United States irfantry was ors
dered up from St. Louis to estabiish a
fort upon the island. Owing to the dif
ficulties of travel it was not until May 16
o the following year that the troops
reached the scene of operations. The
great valley ot tbe Mississippi was then a
wildernecs. The white wings of the
prairie schooners had not been spread to
their conquest of the west.
At tbe extreme northwest corner of the
island the new fort was built. It was the
farthest western picket port for many a
year, and few statesmen had the proph
etic vision to see tbe century make it the
center of civilization. It was 400 feet
square, built of wood aod stone, and in
honor of tbe secretary of war it was
called Fort Armstrong. Besides figuring
mildly as a center of operations during
the Indian war of 1831, the fort was in
little active use until 18C2, when the act
establishing the Rock Island arsenal was
passed by congress.
VTOKK DELATED BY RED TAl'E.
Tbe progress of work was slow, the
dilatory effects of red tape being contin
ually felt, while political jealousies setved
to abreviate the usefulness of the com
mandants. Gen. Thomas J. Rodman,
the inventor of the famous gun which
besrs his name, was in charge from 1863
to 1871, when he died and was buried on
the island, where his monument serves to
perpetuate his memory. Soon afier his
induction into the responsible charge of
the arsenal Gen. Rodman submitted
plans to tbe chief of ordnance compre
hending the construction of 10 great
shops five on each side of the wide
avenue which bisects the island. The
five on the north side were designed for
tbe arm ry; tbe five on tbe south side for
the arsenal. The plans were approyed,
and Gen. Rodman, under the inspiration
of a $500,000 appropriation made in
1869. began his great work. He did not
live to complete it, but Col. D. W. Flagler,
who succeeded him. and was in charge
for 15 Tears, did. A system of ftewerage,
a bridge, officers' and men's quarters were
bail t, tbe water power plant was completed
and much other necessary work was done.
The central shop in the arsenal row is the
forging abop and foundry, the other four
are designed for finishing, wood, leather,
and metal working thops. The center
shop in tbe north row is tbe rolling mill
and forging shop for the armory, the
othera are for tbe manufacture of all
kinds of amall arms. All tbe Buildings
are of massive stone with slate roofs
They are alike in plan, each building con
sis' ing of two parallel wings 60x300 leef,
90 feet apart, thus leaving an interior
court 90x 238 feet. The total area of
each shop is 44 000 square feet.
CONFEDERATE I'BISOKERS ON THE ISLAND
Some idea of the solidity of the build ings
can b3 gained by the fact that over
80.000 000 pounds of rock , 26,000 pounds
of copper, 305 000 pounds of slate, tt.
000.000 pounds of iron, S.OiO.OUO brick.
besides other material, were used in each.
It was tbe desien that ween crowded to
Its fullest capacity the arsenal should be
capable of arming nn.l q .ipping an army
of three quartets of a million inn.
During the war the isUnd was ust d as a
miliiary prison, and from 18G3 to the
close of the war upwards of 12,Ol'0 Con
federate soldiers w( r? confined there. O!
that number 2,000 died and were buried
on the itlnd. Scrupulously cared
for by a small rieixcbinent the great
arsentl neds only me encouragement of
liberal appropriation and ihe incentive of
military necessity to s'art it into vigorous
li'e and make it tbe depot for an em r
mous tr flic in the production of arms and
accoutrements for an arrav in the field.
Ent rtalnmi niH
Amusement seekers should not tui s
seeing "A Pair of Kids" at the opera
house on Fridiy evening. There is a
quaintcess a; out Mr. Kendall's Myle ot
acting that is irresistible and the audience
is kept in continual good humor through
out the performance. Tbe dry fun be
seems to possess in ha inexhaustible de
gree catches everybody.
Toe New York 8jmphony club is to
give one of its choxe concerts at the
First Baptist church on Friday cv ning of
The next entei tunnfeut at tbe Bur-is at
Davenport will be the Hir.Irn's Fantasma
on Monday and Tuesday tvenings cf next
Dr. Herbert L. Flint, tbe mesmerist,
opens an engagement of seven n:ghts at
Turner hall in this city, commencing
Friday evening, Feb. 5, in a series of in
teresting and amusing exhibitions, crea
ting more fun and excitement tban any
circus or minstrel company. Those wbo
hf.ve never seen any genuine experiments
in mesmerism have only the faintest idea
of tbe wonders of human magnetism.
The following is appended from tie
Minneapolis Daily Times:
Dr. Herbert L. Flin', the mesmerist,
gave a private exhibition on Sunday
night before a large party of newspaper
men and actors. Pen pushers and mem
bers of the theatrical profession are gen
erally a skeptical set. They are so ac
customed to puttiog forth everything
hut reality, that is hard for them to be
lieve anything is genuine. But the clever
Flint wus not long in forcing them to
believe the ccnii'ncness of hii perform
atce That be really hypnotised and
mesmerz'd Lis subjects Sunday cicht
could not be doubted for an instant.
After the profef s t 's guests depi r eel they
could do nothing but tiz; up i;e:rbost
as an absolute wonder.
Tbe favorable impression produce 1 on
tbe hrst appearance of the Ht'r.-ehb'e li
quid fruit remedy Syrup of Fig n tew
years ago has been icore thin confirmed
by tbe pleasant experience of ll who
have used it, and the success of the i ti
prietors and manufacturers of the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup company.
The Scott Medical Institute
which has just closed its work
of free treatment has
been a success.so far as can be
proved by the numbers of
afflicted people who have
thronged the Institute daily,
many of whom found relief
after the first treatment. This
is a medical institute coming
to our city w ell recommended,
the physicians having received
their diplomas from the best
medical colleges in the United
States as well as in foreign
countries, and it has come to
stay as can be proved by the
contracts they have made
which are without exception by
the year. The physicians have
decided to place the price of
treatment within the reach of
the poor as well as the rich.
They treat all diseases with
marked success with their
Catarrh I Diseases of Women
These physicians also guar
antee to stop any pain in the
body in from three to five min
utes without the use of medi
cine. Remember it costs noth
ing to see these doctors and
find out what your troubles
are, and if you can be cured
they will take your case, but if
you can'tv then they will tell
you so. No matter what your
sickness is, go and get relieved
or find out if you can be cured.
Catarrh, they guarantee to
cure no matter how longstand
ing. Those pronounced in
curable or who had doctored
for months with their family
physician, are especially in
vited. It does not take months
to cure any case nor weeks
Office 623 Main Street, Dav
enport. Office hours, 9 to 1 1 a. m., 2
to 4 p. m., 7 to 9 p. m.
Same hours Sunday.
USED BY MEN. WOMEN and CHILDREN
A SHINE LASTS A WEEK.
A HANDSOME POLISH.
20C. A BOTTLE.
cent a too
will pay for changing t!-.o r,p
pearanee of old Furniture t,o
completely thatit will look like new.
IS THE m NAME
OF THE PAINT THAT DOES IT-
A LAUNDRY SOAP, PURE AND SANITARY.
General Household Use.
Easily and Speedily Regained by using
This genuiue Turkish lieniedy positively cures
Nervousness, Wakefulness. Evil lreamH. Lassi
tude, Pain in the Back, Vital Exhaustion, and
all diseases caused by Errors of Youth or Ex.
cesses. It is convenient to carry and easy to
use. Trice 81.0 per box, or 6 for .".00. A writ
ten guarantee to enre, or money refunded, given
with each i.0 ordr. If the druggist vou ask
for Hazzarak's Turkish Tills has not got then),
don't let him fool yoa with his oily tongue and
sell yon something else instead, but send price
to us and we will forward to you by mail, in
plain, unmarked package. Wo also treat pa
tients by mail. Address THE HAZZARAK
MEDICINE CO., 200 South Sangamon Street,
HORST VON KCECKRITZ, Pharmacist
Prescriptions a Sficialtti
Fourth Ave. and Twentv-Third St.
C. O. D.
21 and 2
AL. Laundry Work done on short notice.
A specialty of Dress Skirts.
Prices as Low as tha Lowest.
The Rock Island
Is the best medium throueh
which to reach the country trade.
Advertisers should have their
anaouncements:ready by Thurs
day morning to insure insertion
in the current -week's issue.
M RDF. DIEFr EN BACH'S
1 SURE CUKE " SEMINAL, NERVOUS
1 ' URINART TROUBLES Id TOUKO,
C MIDDLE -AGES "ii 010 ft IK. hi
SmACH ME3ICATI0, 0 ONCER'
TAINT OR OIAPPCIN. WtaT. butpoit.
THE fE"u'oi'rt rb.
tm r lu kJ k -eMIJ ST..fiS;.tN.;i W
We arenowDrpnnro,! .
ulu eateure and make
Prices ss Low ae the Lrv.
All kinds of Re.air.ns..fi
Also agent for Kockford C! -Fine
custom-made pants from ; 0 j.
1609 Second Avtmio, j.;,,ck
over Looslej'e t rocktrv More.
A. D. HUESING,
Represents, among other cime-tred ita t
known Fire Insurance Companiti hefo.xirt
Royal Inanrance Companv, of Ergiarj1
Weachester Fire Ins. Com'par.v of V y"
Buffalo German Ins. Co., Buffalo N T
Rochester German Ins. C o., Korhe'e' T
Citiienslns. Co., of Piuebnri!h, Pa "'
Bon Fire Office. London.
Union Ins. Co.. of California.
Sernrit Ins Kru H,... rv.-
Milwaukee Mechanic Ins. O i'., V vti .te W.
wraan v ire ins. i:o.,or ftona. I...
Office Cor. 18th St., and tVonJ Ave.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
J. M. BUFORD,
General . . .
The old Fire and Time irud Cot;:; .l t
Losses Promptly Pail
Rates as low as any reliable rnmrvi'-y an ilri
Your Patronage i Mi'r.uVi.
Livp Stock Insurance Co,
Insuns live stock acainst (U-a;b fv :a nAc
or disease. For rate? applv to
ED. UKIlBRKNEi UT. Ac r.t.
171 eeod aver.ne. K'm k I.laci.
10 IE AFFLIISItDX
Why pa bic for ;.;: t.-wtwnthfTs
TUrdirai tiv:.t:M-::t r.ui ! I-i.I 1- :t'
fcbleimrt'M.l i'iio iVrtn m--y
parvd from t, - i-n-n.-t : lr W .
YOUNG MEN XV.
Ioss of Mtn:irv. ls-:
1 rum early inn icrei inns r oltn-r .ui-
MIDDLE-AGED MEN ZZ
noy and Bladder tmui. le. etc.. w;!i t!:.
of Treatment aafe, CTt:rn arV. .-;
SEMINAL PASTILLES. K;;: ;;:
nntvureiue' -vo in .:.
who has pU
dinoawfl lorm.uiy yi :.r r.
nal faMillcs which act en--diwat-d
than Sttua'h !Mic::m . h-
, 0 is
chanced hvtho izust r
Chaiipe of dti'tnrintfrn:,'ti'
f niliniT vnr-oss fur t ir I nir',
WiHinmV private prartriv. iiTc tin-;-
van or write lorcataiiiiruear-ai:;:.-:!""
Oonauiiinff others. A1dre
THE PERU CHEMICAL CO.,
189 WtSTOKSIN StkEIT. MILAUKtJI
iwmji iVx-y -.
Billiard and Pool Parlors.
liaTlng just furnished a duo P!r "f;4'!?'
equipped it with two of Brcii-!CK i '
nncat Billiard Tables. alMj ttott' '
IN THE CIGAR STOKE
the flncat line of Imported and I)..met.c (. E
and Tobacco In tbe m'ii '.
1808 Second AvEr&
W. Trefz & Co,
Toys and Candy-
If you wish to see a Dice line
of VALENTINE3 call D'
see our display.
W. TREFZ & w
2223 Fonrrli Ave.