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Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refilling to tin. aste, and act3
ppnlly ytt promptly on the Kidneys,
i,iver anti Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem efi'ertually, dispels colds, Lead
cches cud fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
c,:ily remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the tasto and ac
rptaMe to t!ie stomach, prompt m
its action and trul beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeaUe substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have male it the most
popular remedy known.
S?yrap of Figs is for sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hacd will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it, lM not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
J. E. KEIPV.
T. B. EE1LY.
cll nmi tnnnHee p-oiirty on fon!iri!
ton. 'sptrrd.U oi'portinrri! f'r investor. Some
twrk':;ni fir parties di'(iiiip ci n:forTble
Ikim'" at r.ay.iimblf prices ei.d IoiijHilc to tuit
Fire Insurance a Specialty.
1803 Second Avenue, over
Honpe's Tailor Shop
Subscribe for Stock
In the Second series of the
Rome Building and Loan sso
eiation, of Kock Island.
A safVr and better investment
than Government Bonds, be
cause the loans are made only
upon established values and it
pays mere than ihree times as
much interest bpsie'es the
amonnt invested and the profit?
can be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rat-s.
R. A. DONALDSON, Secretary,
limn. Ro.nu 3. 4. E and 6 MaonIc Temole.
Best Line cf
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
And t'.ie largest and bet iine of
IN THE TIIREE CiTlE?.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
A good detl has been Raid about lamp
eiinineya that are tough against heat;
"me times a store keeper will advertise,
f,,r instance, to replace all the "Peaq
Top" chimneys that break on the lamp.
E;.it it's worth more to have one that
ran be knocked off or dropped, without
leaking. That is the way thousand! go.
to one that breaks from heat -if you buy
They mke at Ottawa, III., a chimney
rilled the "La Bastie," which you can
'Imp on the floor wiihov.t breaking once
"i a hundred times, perbap:: they are
t"Uh against bea too. If you are
Unilinjf that your chimneys are costing as
tiuch as the lamp, try a "La Bas'ie.''
2, 20 cents.
I keep them, s do most grocers.
G. M. Loosley.
t'liiua I amp,Tab)eirntlery,
' d.aonil arenas.
THE MR OPENS.
The Annual Labor Exposition at
A rmory Hall.
Th loimal Opening Oifrrea ltil
Matardaf KvfnlnK-Tlie Kx.
hiblts ib rromMe
The fifth animal fair of the Rock Isl
and Industrial Home association opened
last evenipg at Armorjfcall.
Bleuer's ban i in charqe of the officers
of the asscciat on proceeded to the site of
the proposed tome at the northeast cor
ner of Twentie :h street and Fourth avenue
at 7:30 o'clock, where a serenade selection
was played an 1 then to stirring airs the
musicians kd he way through the busi
necs streets to Armory hall. Owing
however, to ihe fact that not all the
booths were it readiness for inspection,
the officers of the association decided to
deftr the formal opening until Saturday
evening wher Major McConochie and
olhers wiil gptak. Last evening was de
voted therefore to a concert by the band.
While there yet remains considerable
work to be dene on many of the booths,
most of them already present an attrac
tive sppearan.-e, the spaces assigned to
exhibits beirg designated by handsome
One of the most attractive is that of
Dolly Bros, where also a banner with
the inscription "Hand in Hand with Pro
gress We Mauh to Success" is displayed.
The London, too, has a nice display as
have R. Crs-npton, F. C. IIoppe.H.
Scbroider, J. B. Z mmer. the Adams
Wall Paper Co., the new Boston shoe
store, the Wtetler & Wilson Sewing Ma
chine com pat y, etc.
In the centre of the hall ara tie
booths of the association, that of cacdv
being in char5e of Louis E. Englin, the
fancy presided over by Mesdames L. E
Englin and Joseph Gretegut and Miss
Louise Englin, the soda and refreshments
where Richar 1 Lloyd may be found, while
far cS in th: northwest corner of the
hall the roelo lius voice of Joseph Grote
gut may be b?ard as of yore in tones not
lobe Diisunrerstood. The donations to
the Lome association are also artistically
displayed about the room.
The officers of the Home association
President T. A. Pender.
Vice Presiilcnt George Barnes.
Secretary T. F. Whee'.an.
Treasurer Joseph Grotegut.
The fair wi'l cont'nue every night for
10 nights, acd the boys who are thus de
voting their energies, time and persever
ance to the success of this most laudable
undertaking to provide the labor socie
ties wiin a brmc ure entitled to the
mod liberal t-t courage men t.
Cohdova, Feb. 17. The Cordova Gun
club Lad a sioct on Monday of this week.
Some ot our boys are talking of entering
some of the larger contests.
Mrs. Fran Cool gave a novel tea party
to a few lady friends on Tuesday eve
Our 1 cal 'rappirs have about aband
oned their cmp on the Marias D'Osier
Jacob LaKue, of Coe to wn, was paying
his respects to old friends on Monday .
He reports his parents both sick from
Uncle Join P. Vandeburg, as he is
familiarly ci.lled, is improving some and
his children and friends havejoopts of his
The business men's toird organized on
Saturday evening with the election of
officers and the transaction of preliminary
George S ioor & Co. have contracted
io bale J. J. Johnson's hay, which Mr.
Johnson purchased last fail in anticipa
t on of a scarcity.
John Guinn lost a child 8 years old on
Monday from catarrhal fever. They have
latelyretur led "from " Iowa wher6 ' they
lest one child from scarlet fever.
On Satur lay will occur the preliminary
bearing of William Winterfeld, who is
charged by Henry Trent with malicious
mischief, in shooting a dog belonging to
Oar fun 'cving people find great pleas
ure in sailit g on the ice with an ice boat
which is ow ned by some of the boys here.
The ladies participate and seem to excel
in the sport.
Our grain m&rkct is getting quite a
reputation. Oats atd corn are being
hauled from back of Pert Byron. Our
neighboring towns will have to huetie
when it rones to bujing grain in com
petition wi b our dealers in farm pro
ducts. On Tuesday occutrjd the wedding of
Dr. Block, of Port Byron, and Miss Ella
Cool, daughter of Isaac Cool, E?q. The
married couple embarked on the 4 o'clock
train for a jhort sojourn with friends in
Morrison tod Chicago. They have the
best wishes of the community.
The ladies who gave the entertainment
on last Frilay evening were well pleased
with their debut. The audience were
well pleased with the efforts of the ladies
and the Woodmen in particular whose
treasury will be augmented by the receipts
of the evening which amounted to about
$25 or $30.
The people seem to be very much ex
ercised ove r the application of the new
modified Australian ballot law to onr
town elections. We are in possession,
through tl e courtesy of Hjo. George W.
Vinton, of a copy of the original bill and
amendmei ts thereto as reported from
the election committee. An omission is
made bv nat making provisions for the
transaction of miscellaneous business,
the absence of which owing to the man
datory p-ovision of the law regarding
the exclusion of all from the enclosure
in which the booths are, except certain
electors p eparing to vote, will force the
electors to hold their miscellaneous meet
ings apa t from the general election
AKGPB. THUK8DAT, FIIHUUA u V 18,
niV C 1TIUIPI? riTf I tunia L i.,. I : "
Sl Kotea 'im Many Sources
Adhc ike R llroids m Ueneral.
C. 8. L Folletie, of the Big Four.w: B
in the city yesterday on business.
Fred Billier. of the C. R. I. & P. yard
master's tffl je. has returned from a visit
James H. Jagoe, traveling passenger
and ticket agent of the West Shore, spent
a few hours here yesterday. .
8. B. Thatcher, of the M , K. & T .
was in town yesterday looking after the
company's interests here. '
E. H. Hughes, representing the pas
senger and ticket departments of the
Grand Trnnk, was in town today.
Conductor Cook and Engineer Broski,'
of the C, R. I. & P., are now running
regular on the Atlantic express.
Switchman J. O. Logan, of the C, R.
I &P.,is home with his family after a
pleasant visit to friends in Denver, Col.
' Doc" Bush, the genial taker of fares
on the C, M. & St. P , is back on b's
run after a brief vacation spent with
friends in Minneapolis.
E Roderick, the veteran car inspector
in the C. , R. I. & P. yards, has resigned
his position and will be succeeded by
John McDonald, of Davenport.
The early morning train to Cible on
the R , I. & P.. which was taken oil
some time ago, has been restored and is
in charge of Conductor Hampson, Con
ductorStepbens going back on bis old run
Aa order has been issued by Gen.
Supt. H F. Royce, of the C.. R. I. &
P., in regard to men drawing their wages
from the pay car. The ord.r states that
the practice of assigning wages or trans-,
ferring them to others is not approved by
the company, and that it will not be
tolerated in any case hereafter, e xcept
on account of sickness.
The collision at Poit Bjron Junction
the other evening between second section
of No. 80 of the C, B. & Q and the
Sterling passenger on the same road, was
caused by Engineer Lynn misunder
standing a signal to pull up a littie. start-,
ing to put out of the station in; tead.
The rear ciach of the pascenger was al
most turned over, but no one whs seri
Many will remember Leonard Matthews
the man with a broken ceci, who wss
here several limes last summer selling
photographs showing the several differ
ent positions which his head occupied
during the time he was in the hospital;
also showing how his head was supported
with the brace. At Bluomington, 111.,
last week a jury allowed him $4 000 dam
ages from the Chicago & Alton railroad,
in whose employ he was at the time his
neck was broken . He was knocked frcm
a train by a low brhlge.
The lines in the Western Pussenger
association have agreed to grant reduced
rates for the roui d trip for the following
occasions: Annual Swedish Christian
convention, Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 25
to March 1, fare and one-third from
points in Minnesota; fifteenth annual
meeting Illinois branch erf the Woman's
Board of Missions of the Interior, Moline,
III., April 5 to 7, fare and one-third from
points in I liooif ; State Encampment
Grand Army of the Republic and Woman's
Relief Corps, S ring field. 111 , April 6 to
8, one fare for the round trip from points
Mil. GKST WANTS DAMAGE
He Aks Ibe Courts to Forfp the Vtty
to Fay Him Sff.OOO Becanae of the
Sfrond Avenue rating Improve
ment. Ex-Congressman W. H. Gest has sued
the city of Rock Island for $3,000.
Messrs. Ken worthy and Sturgeon as at
torneys for the plaintiff have filed the
papers in the circuit clerk's office for the
$3,000 damage suit against the city of
Rock Island for alleged damages to Mr.
Gost's property at the corner of Second
avenue and Twelfth street, by reason of
the change in grsdo mede in connection
with the peimanent street improvements
in the matter of paving inaugurated by
the city council on this and other thorough
fares. Mr. Gest, as is known, has failed to
bring his property to the newly estab
lished grade, eDjoying a distinction single
to himself amone the Second avenue
property holders, in this respect, a fact
no mere cleat ly demonstrated than in the
necessity which the council realized of
placing dnersignals about the walk in
front of the premises at night.
The reason of Mr . Gest's refusal to
comply with the conditions of the ordi
nance changing the grade is doubtless
thus explained by his belief that his
property has been more heavily dam
aged than that of other property holders.
favorable impression produce! on
the first appearance of the agreeable li
quid fruit remedy Syrup of Figs a few
years ago has been more than confirmed
by the pleasant experience of all who
have used it, and the success of the pro
prietors and manufacturers of the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup company.
I used three bottles of "Mother's
Friend," and when I was sick I tever
went to bed until 12.30, and my boy was
born at 3 a. m. with ecarcely any pafn.
I will do all I can in recommending it to
expectant mothers. Your thankful friend.
Mrs. B. F. Waltkrhcs.
Marion, O., Sept., 1890.
Sold by Hartz & Bahnsen.
The feerood Annul i:ntrit Bitni rn
ihe Hrlii Mmetva and Kellrs
Leu re to b- Held Friday Evint,
The second i-.noual contest between the
seicie-ties Minerva and Belles L'ettres will
be held at the Rock l-lacd High school
tomorrow evening at the High school
assembly hall. The following programme
will be presen el:
President o. Mine, va Preside"
Temple o., jureu .High School" Orchestra
Lad en Chorus . ."e. Ho cbud. Garland of Girl."
leclamai,on..r. Where', Annette;"
, , Kate Normoyle
Declamation... .Micc a, Pia
,. , . Blanche e:leland.
ccal Ttioe....--. he Warrior' Macfarien
nr., t .. t "x Soprano. Blanche Wanen
Belli; Letters s I isoprino e:,ri ie Bailev
I Alto, Liliie Simmon
. : l'tSora o.l.oiiie Whis'er
Minerva - j Soirar., li.i Kitzpatnck
T . I A'lo Pauline Woltmana
i"""-" Alice Be- Lee
,ou,n!,1 Harry V.Cook
President of Beiles Lettrcs
Meter Andante acd Walz. H h i,i On hesira
rat on -Safety f euirr.eujhlic"
r",mn ; '"A '"! in Outlook"
e lurcnrt pauldint'
ocal Solo -The Mi.'ete. r of T.rr:i-ona"
, . e. h. Grilhili.
r. lit euestioT) : "Kesohvd, Tl ;i! ( hii e-e liu-
n.i'rationShou ilhe Prohibited
Adiriiialive, Marc s . yoa; Ne -'Vive
,,. , , Kverett tears " '
ixed CI onu "OVr the Waters"
a ; 'H.'pe at.d Xlemorv"
,y . .."Sti-i.pirg Stones"
, Mamie lid and.
Ma.e Chorus "Vo-el g Waltz"
t eort of Judges' Decision.
Thl-i is to certify that 1 have sild Dr
Bull's C-aigh Sjrup fur some limei and
hve fuud it to give en;ir satisfaction,
u H. Pb apsnts. druois., 61 W. Houston
street. Xew York.
Crude am costly turpentine mixtures
to the rtv,r. Salvation Oil the great
specifi.: "go up ahead." I; is the "lini
ment of the atju.
Krausc's Headache Capsules are more
pieasHtit and convenient to take than
pi'ii rs wafers, elixir-. e'c
Hue cc Sec. cliocOa'e nr t yoo 1 cup of
tea at Krell &, Math's anytime.
To go nut of doors in raush weather is not
jtronir, hut we are, nia-.y of i-.s. compelled to
face rouch eat .er In qnently. D'sraseg which
arise from a -hi 1 are p. cnli f to no season or the
yet-r This U tr , therefore there -hould he in
the clou t ot ovtry hotiseho d what ? JCot an
unnie.iieated stimulant, ab-oiutely devoid of any
ihinL' Dnt an pxcitive nctmn. hut a ton:c combin
ing, in the ell. : ctive form of an inviporant and an
a.terative, the quality . f defence agnins1 cnances
of wcaher. Hostertr s Moumch B fers has
three or four properties ttiHt no ot her article of i'S
class pnsesse. Not only does it reli. ve the
complaints wnirh i' , vent'ial v , a-e-. it fortifies
ihe i-ysttrD acaiost the had ff cts t.f chanes of
tempature. fataliy and too often i-hown in the
d Si.ly to m of ' la trippe;" it rodnces a radical
charge in the weakenel com ition of a svstem
pe. uuarly liable to be attack, d h it, and it "tends
to provide atainst the dam:-.T resultion from an
impoverished condition o( the blood and a die
ordered ,tatc of livir or howeis.
. J. E. Montrose, Manager.
ONE SOLID WEEK. COMMENCING
MONDAY, FEB 22.
Engager nt cf the populBr Comedy Co.,
Swan & Moore's IDEALS
Supporting ths Cbarmine Tcnns Soubrette,
JrHSS JESSIE 3IAE HALL,
And the Inimitable Comedian.
ME. CHAS. H. LIVINGSTONE
IRMA, THE WAIF.
eiracd Satnrdiiy Matinee,
C'inderellM, or The Crystal Slipper.
Assisted by chorus of thirty local children.
tPriccs in, 40 and 80 nts. Secure ladies'
f-eetictets fur opening night. Seats on sale at
Harper bouse pharmacy.
WANT ED-So girls to participate In the Pa'nr
day matitoe. Apply at staie eutrauce at 4:30 p
m . Wednesday, Fib. 31
Burtis Opera House,
CHAS. T. KINDT. Manager.
FBIDAY, FEB. J9.
A. V. PKABS Big Kcalistic Melodrama,'
Tie EMM Alarm.
Inurretcd by a Select Company of Players.
A Carload of Ppec'n' Scenery.
The Great East hiver Wtiarf Scene!
Toe Living Statue Clock 1
A Typical New Jers y Farm Scene!
The Great Railroad Draw Britlce !
Flight o" the Lightning Express!
THE MIDNIGHT ALARM.
Ami flight of a Gena'ne Fite Engine drawn, by
two Superb Horses.
Prices 1. 00. 75 r0 and -25. Beats on sale at
Fluke's. Telephone No. 40.
to select from. Why pay 40 cents
to 51 .On for which yon can
get for 10 cent at
C. C. TAYLOR,
1717 Second Arcnne.
Muslin Underwear 'Sale
Opened out on our large, new and elegant second' floor, ap-
proached by the finest solid birch stairway between Chicago
and the Pacific coast. This enormous stock of undergarments
was bought on a basis, and at a time when the price ol the
raw cotton was lower than it has ever been during the life
time of any man now living. Hence prices are lower than you
have known. Ginghams and wash fabrics for spring and sum
mer dresses, of French, Scotch and domestic manufacture,
latest designs, finest weaves, highest art combined with ex
tremely moderate prices. Special offerings, special values
1720. 1722 and 1724 Second Avenck.
We begin to take stock, and in order to reduce
it we will this week make BIG CUTS.
Fair Store. Art Store.
Fl'Om all purchases Of $1 and la this department we will .oi,.:ount your pur-
over we will deduct
Come cow and eave money.
17C3 and 1705 Second avenue.
We Test the Eye Free of Charge !
And invite all persons needing spectacles to call and try
our new system of fitting the eye.
We Guarantee Satisfaction in Every Case.
CALL AND SEE US!
T. H. Thomas,
Druggist and Optician.
We cannot reach all, but hope to reach you by.th!s
UIVDERHILL iS GLASS,
If you are hungry give ns a call at 1611 Secoiid avenue,
next door east of Loosley's crockery store.
A fresh line of tobacco and cigars always on hand.
V. M. BLAMNG'S
ADDITION- . .
Head of Twenty-fifth Street
- BETWEEN -
Thirteenth and Fifteenth Avenues.
A Rare Chance For Bargains in City Lots.
Eligible, Desirable and Cheap.
Only One Mile from the City Postoffice.
Easy Terms and Long Time.
t2 'Enquire at the Bock Island Savings Bank,
J. M. BUFORD.
this nnv T -
Bihles 10 percent
Albums 23 rercmt
Stationery 20 per cer.t'
Blank Books 15 ptr.cer.t
Juveniles -.0 pir cent
Etchings. Engraving. .. percent
Picture Frames, Cabinet .. .85 percent
Picture Frames, to order. JO per cnt
Telephone No. 1216
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