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HPS ARGUS, SATURDAY. FE15KUAUY 2, 18JJ
Bath the mctW and resulta Tvlien
fyritp of Fi.-s is takeu; it ia pleasaut
and refrosliius to the aste, aud acta
Mn;ly vet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver anil fji'rek, cleanses the sys
t'ra cfloctuully, dispels colds, liead
a, hes and fevers and cures habitual
mnstipati'in. Fyrtip of Figs is the
c:ily renirily of its kind ever pro
iljcetl, lc:i"-it:;j to the tasto and ac
r ptaMo to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
e::fctJ. r pared only from the most
healthy ami agreeahle substances, its
ciany cxeidknt qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular rvninly known.
tfvrup of Fig3 is for sale in 5Cc
and'Sl bottles by all leading drug
gets. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on Land will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wi.-hes to try it. lo not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAh -KAMilSVO. C3L.
J. E. KEIOY.
I'.y. !t'l: :n.t! rnnni::P property on romniip.
oil. S;.i rii.iI nipnrtniiit:'s for iiiyi-Mor. Some
L'Hi l inr.'tin! ftr p;.r:ie? drsiiiip ci Itiforlahte
d.im, i rcaiii!in.i' price ai.u im j; un:r 10 .mi
i ;te:::i rt.
Fire Insurance a Specialty.
1803 Second Avenue, over
Honpe's Tailor Shop
Subscribe for Stock
In th Second Be-riea ot the
Eonif Huilding and I.osn . sso
niation, of Hock Isknd.
A suf-r and better investment
thun fiowrnnifiit Fonde, be
cause tie loans are made only
npon established values audit
pays m. ie ilan ilnte limes as
much interept besides the
amount hivf-ted and the jT'fit?
can I)-withdrawn at f;ry time
Money loatird at loweat rates.
I! A. DONALDSON, gtcretary.
"rrrs. R,,.-.m 3. 4. 5 anil r Masnnic Temple.
Best Line cf
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
' !'ia Uriret and best line of
IN THE THREE C.TIES.
G. 0. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
A nooii ilenl bis been said about lamp
cWieys that are t.gh Bgamst heat;
"B)e tiai, 9 a 8tore ijPei)er will adverti8ei
wni stance, to replace all the -Pearl
'"P ' chimneys that break on tbe lamp.
I' it it's worth more to have one that
n be knocked off or dropped, without
rckmg. That is the way thousands go.
"ne that breaks from heat -if you buy
e.v make at Ottawa. 111., a chimney
C,'i Rd the "La Bastie." which vou can
"r,1P on the Boot without breaking once
'n hundred limes, perhap ; they are
iu."U aRl,l heat. too. If you are
'o-.inij that your chimneys are costing as
as the lP. try a "La Bas'ie."
N- 2. 20 cents.
1 keep them, so do most grocers.
d. M. LOOBLET.
FOOD FOi; THE FLAMES.
The Electric Plant of the People's
Light and Fuel Co Gone.
A Fire In Sloline lat Evil.t That
canard a. Lean tif 30.000 and
Knvrlip d the llljr In
llarl.nr.ai Fxtrnt of
the Drmat '.
One of the most disas'rous sdcI px
ceedinely unfortunate firee that bas oc
curred in this vicinity for years was the
tiumiog of tbe People's Light arid Fuel
cnmpaDj's t let trie light and power plant
situated just cvit the Moline line, briefly
alluded to in last night's Ahous. The
exact cause of the fire is not known, but
as it originated in that part of the build
ing where tie witch board of the
dynamo, that furnishes a current for the
Sloline Centra! street car line, is situated,
it is t-uppesid that a heavy load heins:
drawn over tbM Moline bill caused the
fusible strips tn the switch board, which
are calculated to save injury to the
armature, to burn nut; that the flames
caught the woodwork which was satu
rated with oil, acd spread rapidly. The
Moline volunteer department turned out,
but before any effectual work could be
dote the entire portion of tbe building
used as an engine and dynamo room was
in a mafs of flames. Tbe boiler room
was saved with difficulty, but not before
the roof bad boen considerably damaged.
The portion c f the building destroyed
fronts tbe tail race of the Moline Water
Power ccmpary from which it receives
its power through a 00 fool flume. The
bridge which carries the shafting leading
from the water wheels also took Ore and
burned fiercely. Nothing could be done
to save this, nnd when the supporters
burned away the six 600 horse-power
water wheels together with the shafting,
etc., precipitated into the river. It would
cost about $24,000 to replace this alone,
but as a part of it can be taken out of tbe
river, the loss will probably not be more
than S16.000 to 818,000. On this tbire
was not a cent of insurance, as tbe com
pany thought Are could never reach it.
The loss on tbe building and machinery
will be heuvy. It ws valued
at about f.'tO.COO; on this there
was $8,001 insurance on the
machinery an 1 $2,000 on the building,
and as the boiler room and contents were
saved it is thought that the total amount
of the loss amounts to about $40,000.
The officers immediately, after ascer
taining the extent of the dnmige, placed
telegraphic orders for new engines, dy
namos, etc., which will be brought hire
as speedily as pcs3ible, and in the mean
time arrangements were made with Elec
trical Engineer Fredericks, of the street
railway company, whereby the motor
circuit in the two cities by which power
is furnisbed many indus'ries, including
The Aiious.is complete again today. Tbe
Rock Island Lumber Co. and Dimock,
Gould & Co. v iil furnish power for the
arc light sjsieu for public lighting and
also Ihe business houses using the same.
The ir.candtsiint lamps cannot be used
until the special dynamos are replaced,
which will be is soon as possible.
The dynamo belonging to the Central
street railway company entails a loss of
about $3, COO, on which there was insur
ance of $l,8Cf in Hodgson's agency, tbe
policy carried by the Security of Phila
delphia. As a reeult of the fire the city was en
veloped in f.lmost total darkness last
night, and those depending upon the
plant for power, were unavoidably in
convenienced, and this will serve as an
explanation of the late delivery of The
Akou3 last evening.
Tbe pub'ic, no matter bow much in
convenienced, will be lenient with the
company in the mistortune which has
overtaken it and the Messrs. Davis are
sparing no exertion to re-establish the
plant and provide for the accommodation
of their patrons mean while.
3lr. t'.;ble anil the I'reHidentiuI i'aneli
rtary. The Chicago Daily News' Washington
special of yesterday, reviewing the opin
ions of prominent men in the ranks of
the.democracy on the effect of the declar
ation of ithe New York democracy for
Mr Cable, who did not leave tbe Springer
speakership n.nks until satisfied that
Spnrgcr could not win, fully agreed with
Springer's sta.ement that tbe action of
the Albany convention bad made the
consideration nf Cleveland's name impos
sible, lie SMd: "The only way that
Mr. Cleveland could be considered at
Chicago would be to have the New York
delegation prei ent his name, and that ap
pears to be ou-. of tbe question since the
Albany conver tion. Even if another con
vention is held in New fork I am satis
fled that the d legates selected last Mon
day will be recognized at Chicago as the
regular New York delegation. Under
these circumst inces Mr.Cleveland's name
could not be presented from his own
state, and it certainly would not be right
to have it presented from any other
Th Eiffol Tower of Toilet Articlei.
3 1, 574 bottles B ush of Roses sold in
1890. You know I could not have sold
so much if I lusb of Roses was not as
represented, a sure cure for pimples,
freckles and bl tckheads. In 1893 I pre
dict it will be sold by every druggist, and
used by ever 1 idv and gentleman in the
Unltod States, t. H. Thomas will sun-,
ply you at 75 e ents per bottle.j
Krltt'nid lg.a .
Division Suticrinfend. nt W B.Tfaroop.
of the C. B. & Q , was in town yester
day on businens.
Bridge Superintend !tn Thorn, of the
C. B. & Q wan in Rock Island yester
day morning on business.
The C. M & fti P is making arrange
ments to carry a largu Dumb.ro' emi
grants up into the great northwest next
Baggagcmm Bowers, of N. 15 who
was ; urt in the wreck on ihe O. R I &
P. yesterday momirg ut U ic. was taken
to bis home iu Chicago, and i Mid to be
quite seriously injurid.
Conductor Tom Fuller, the popular C ,
M. & St. P. conductor, is layiut; off eu-
perintending tbe moving of his family
from Milwaukee to Freeport. Conduc
tor J. E Baker is running his train dur
in it bis absence.
An attempt to wreck a freight train on
the R. 8. & W. division of ihe C , M. &
St. P. near Riciue, wbb dircovi-rnd bv
Conductor Cumminb' train on Thursday
afternoon. A twitch near Sprintjfk-ld.
Wis , wiis tliecovt red by Euginier Parker
to be open ai d the train was Ptot ped just
in time to prevent an accident. The
switch had been npinei by tne lock be
ing broken with a coiiflhii; pin, anil is
thought to have been the work of tramp'.
J. F. Kelly, a ws' end brukeman on
the C , It. I. & P., luckpy craped seri
ous ir.jury while rrcsstns the slough
bridge yesterday afternoon. He was
standing on a car and eiid i ot notice that
they weie approaching the bridge. He
was struck by an iiou brace on the
bridge and knocked down, barely saving
himstlf from ro ling off the car. Dr.
Piuinmer dressed bis head on which a
largescalp wound had heen infl e'ed.
-nr. ('utile's Ku. res".
We publish! d yesterday ttie thanks of
an old soldier down in Bu elm ell to Hon
Ben T. Cible fcr the t nmptntss be had
given to his application for a pension, so
long delayed by the pi nsion (11 -e. Tub
Argus finds this ia by no means a soli
tary instance of Mr. Cable's promptness.
One old soldier said today that he had
known tvery member of congress from
this district for 40 years ai;dth.t no
mad in congress from this district tad
ever been so prompt in replying to letters
addressed to them for otllral informa
tion. The work alone of attending to
Mr. Cable's eorrtspondeoce is enormous
and the ci.r j with which it is attended to,
shows that we have uo sluggard in con
gress from this dis:rict. The o'd so d era
ard their widows everywhere throughout
thisdisTicttbankhimfort.be w.irk be
is doing for them. A large share of the
time of the pension dfflce is cow directed
to replying to letters f'oin men in high
official place. Mr Cable receives bissh-ire
of attention from the pension t.flii.v.
'oii-e of the Il.-tny
Condercnation proceedings ( f land
contiguous to the Hennepin canal site
have been completed so f.r as the attor
neys of Illinois are concerned, and their
findings have been m'unitted to the at
torney general of the United otates for
ratification or rejection. All tbe papers
in the case are being carefully examined
by a special counsel assigned fcr this pur
pose by the attorney general, and the ex
pectation is that active op
erations will be inaucurated this
spring. Meanwhile Capt. Mar
shall of the corps of engineeis is con
tinuing the preliminary survey work in
connection with this proposed waterway
and a large section of land has also been
excavated during the winter. Inquiry at
the treasury department shows that there
is an abundance of ft nds from the con
gressional appropriation for this canal
and that there will be a sufficiency to
meet any emergency which may arise
Chicago Tribune's Washington Special.
The abundance of funds on hand tt
this time was what The Aitocs feared
when it opposed the stanj of greedy
property bolderB in delay kg the progress
of the work by se-king to force a survey
on any line that would force
the government to pay to these prop
erty holders exjrbitant prices for right
The I.alior Fair.
There was a large attendance at the In
dustrial fair in Armory hall last evening.
Tbe programme consisted of an instru
mental concert bv Bleui r's orchestra that
was of a very pleasing character. It was
originally intended to close the fair this
evening, but as there bi.s been a free en
tertainment elsewhere nearly every night
this week, besides a rumber of other at
tractions here antl in Davenport, H has
been decided to hold the fair over one
more evening in order that all may have
an oppertunity to contribute toward tbe
advancement of the project. It should
have a good attendance tonight and Mon
day night in order that the promoters of
this worthy enterprise may feel that the
public appreciate their efforts.
Httll Mj terlooly 3Iinlnz.
A Teport reached the city this morning
that the body of tbe wife of Nicholas
Juhl, an employe at the cotton mill Ft
Sears, and who bas been missing since
Wednesday night, had been recovered,
but such is not the case. Tbe woman
was 40 years of age and bad been de
mented for some time. Sometime Wed
nesday night she disappeared in her night
clothes, and it is believed she drowned
herself in Rock river.
Pozzoni's Complexion Powder pro
duces a soft and beautiful skin; it com
bines every element of beauty and purify
Yju'vj Ma Idea
How nicely Hoon's Sarsapanlla bits tbe
needs of people who feel "all tirpri not."
or "ruti down.' from any cause. It
seems to oil up the whole mechanism of
the holy o that all moves smoothly and
work becomes a positive delight. Be
sure to get Hood's
Hood's pills net esctal!y upon the
liver, rousing it from torpidity to its na
tural duties, cure constipation and assist
the tirst appearance of the agreeable li
quid fruit remedy Svrup of Fig8 a few
years ago has been more than confirmed
me pieasaut experience of all who
have ufed it. and the success of the proprietor!-
ami manufacturers of the Cali
fornia Fig Sjrup company.
The taxis for 1S91 are now due acd
may be paid to the township collector at
Hurst & Donaldsou's office in Masonic
Tempte block Your last ye ir's receipt
will be of great assistance to",he collector
in finding your descriptions on the tax
books. William T. Scgdrn,
If the geutlemeu wnose lips pressed the
lady's snowy brow and ih ts caught a
severe cold had but ued Dr. Bull's Cough
Nyrup, no doctor's bill would have been
n cess ry
J- E- Montrose, Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLY,
Tuesday, Marcli 1.
And an Esci'lh-m Company, Including
J. XI. Colvillc.
Under the maincemeiit of EDWIN H. miCE.
In D'Simi ry's owrrful Play,
Renee De Moray
Price 5n ,?rr. fr.0haiid$l.:5. Sale of seat?
opeLS Fe'. t; at Hurler house pharmacy.
urtis Opera House,
CHAS. T. KINDT. Manager.
SATURDAY, FEB. 27.
Tee Inin ittblc
In a Sew Comcity D ama,
By e:has. F. Pazey. Umler the mauagemcnt
of CHAS. ABBOTT.
Pair.P8-f 1 f0. "5, 51 ard 25. Seats at Flake's
Thursday, ten. So Tuli pd me ?o. 23.
urtic fin or a Hnnco
TUESDAY, MAECH 1.
THE OPERA EVENT.
Price SI 50. 1 Sl.t'0. !5c nnu 5ik- Sputa
on saie rriuay, Feb. ili, at r'luke's. Telephone
to select 'rom. Whv pay 40 cents
to gl.CKi for which you can
get lor 10 cents at
C. C. TAYLOR,
i 1T17 Second Avenne.
OTICE TO COKTEAOTOBS.
Sealed dropossla for th baildtrur of a donble
retidonre at Kock Island Illlutio, will be received
tt tbe nice t the architect nntll 3 o'clock p. m.,
Tuesday. March the 1Mb. A. D. li-PS, and will be
Immediately opened thereafter. Bid to be made
for each claSa of work oeparatelv, addressed to
tbe owner, Meyer Roseniield. and indorsed with
the name of tbe biduer and the class of work bid
Plana and spcciSeatlons can be seen at the
office of the architect, tieoree P. Maudnhar. room
S.", Muche.l & Ljnde building, Kock bland, Illi
nois Tbe rUht is reserved lo rej' ct an- or all bid".
Rock Mand, llliuoi-, Feb liT, l-.Vi.
- fir wmtn11
Tinware And Hotjsk
1612 SECOND AVENUE,
Is reserved for
CENTRAL SHOE STORE,
1712 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
WeM the Eye Free ot 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 cariBot reach all, but hope to reach you by this
t PROPRIETORS OF
If you are hungry give us a rail at 1611 Second avenue,
next door ea6t of Loosley's crockery store.
A fresh line of tobacco and cigars always on hand
We begin to take stock, and in order to reduce
it we will this week make BIG CUTS.
From all purchases of II and
ovt r vre will deduct
Come now and save money.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
1703 and 1705 Second ayenue. Telephone So. 1218
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
Io this department we will di"Coant jour pir
Bible 10 per cent "
. Albums ?5 percent
Stationery... 90 per cent
Blank Books Tj percent
Juveniles 0 per cent
Etching,. Engraringe....lKTper cent
Picture Frames, Cabinet... S3 per cent
Picture Frame 8, to order. tO per cent