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AHGXJa SATUB DAY, APKIL, 2, 189:3
era ami cures habitual
the metliod and results when
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t.ii:n to the tasto and cc-
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tinn mi l truly beneficial in its
pri pnre;! only from the most
thy aii' I agreeable substances, its
v'exftll' iit qualities commend it
ill and have made it tne morf
i'-ir remedy known.
trim of Figs is for sale in 50c
Any reliable druggist who
not have it oh hand will pro
it promptly fr any one who
es to try it. iw not accept any
VdFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
THE HAflPER IN PERIL.
Threatened With Dest ruction
Shortly After Midnight.
Timely Ilineoi ery or the fire lo Its
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n'fitttt' p'oferty on fommlM
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Fire Insurance a Specialty.
03 Second Avenue, upstairs.
bscribe for Stock
n tliH Stroud eeries ol the
me Building and Loan .Asso
tion, of Rock Isknd.
A safer and better investment
Ln Government Bonds, be-
use tie loans are made only
Ion established values and it
lys more than three times as
inch intertst besides the
fcount inves-ted and the profits
la be withdrawn at any time.
,oney loaned at lowest rates.
P.. A. DOKALDSOX. Secretary.
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Best Line cf
iARPETS AKD FURNITURE
I lu'.t line of
i:r THE TIIUEE CiTIES.
G. 0. HUCESTAEDT,
309 and 1811 Second Ave.
China, glass, lamps and
That means everything you
" your table, except linen,
CU don't keep.
h all I have, I try to lead,
m prices and qnality; not
What would undoubtedly have oeen a
calamity in mora ways than one wasnar
rowly averted at the Harper between mid
night and 1 o'clock this morning through
the timely action of Night Clerk Brough
and Charles St ckhouse, a guest, who
detecting the sir ell of burning wood, fol
lowed il to the alining hbll where tbey
were surprised to find flames shooting out
of the cupboard which forms the base
for the great mirror at the north
end of the hall. These gentlemen took
in the situation in an instant and realiz
ing the necessity of prompt work, they
seized pitchers snd rushing to a hydrant,
quickly filled thi-m and dashed the water
on the fire. The bltze was taken in the
nick of time, and in a minute had vanish
ed, notwithstanding that the furniture
had been badly charred and there was
considerable sm ike in the room when the
discovery was mide. However, the prompt
and efficient wot k of the young men ac
complished all that was necessary, and
while Cieik Brough kept an eye on the
cupboard the rexainder ef the night, the
guests of the house knew nothing of
their peril, and feme of them don't know
it yet. The cupboard was used for keep
ing the silver aid other tableware, and
there were also several boxes of matches
on one of the piper covered shelves, but
how they became ignited is not fully
The August Ettffen business block, at
the corner of Hirrison and Second streets
in Davenport, iiairowly escaped destruc
tion by fire about 2 o'clock this morning.
The fire broke c ut in the third story, and
while it gave promise of spreading rap-
! idly, the firemen were enabled to beat it
back and confine it to the portion of the
buildirg w here it started. The origin of
the fire is entirely unknown. On account
ef the heavy wind that had been blowing
it is pcssible thut the mi? chief may hate
baen caused by an electric light wire. If
the fUmes had gotten beyond the control
of the firemen i: is impossible to tell the
extent of damage that micht have been
done, as the wind was blowing strongly
up the street, and would have carried the
fire through the entire block.
Developments today have disclosed the
fact that the origin was probably en
li rely itBcendia-y, and the loss to stock.
e'e, is much : greater than at first sup ¬
posed, probably $40,000.
ot Che oairact.
Atkinson &ikfT, of this city, have
been awarded the contract to pave the
entire length of Main street in Dubuque
with brick. It will cost SI 09 per square
yard or $57,8-13 for the entire job. The
Telegraph, commenting on the letting of
the work, says:
Among the contractors from abroad in
the city last evening the opinion was
nnanimons that the city made an excel
lent contract yesterday with Atkinson &
Lloff, of Rock Island. Tbey are makers
of building brie k and contractors and
were represented here by William Nevins,
an experienced contractor. All who bid
on the work call his contract a close one
and one of them said he would not take
it off his hands for $5,000. Others Baid
that only experienced men could do the
work at the fig are given, f 1 C9 a square
fifcMain street Is 40 feet between curbs
and the street rtilway company will have
to pay for 10 feet of paving, leaving 12
feet on each si le to be paid for by the
abutter. At $1 C9 per fquare yard this
would amount to $2 2Ci per front foot
which the abutter will nave to pay for
brick. Be will also have to pay 10 cents
a running foot lrom resetting old curb or
in all $2 36 J a running foot. This is cer
tainly cheap enough and should the
b ick prove Ba.isfactory no abutter, we
dure say, will object to the expense.
The contractors will use the Purrlngton
brick made at G alesburg. 111. This is the
largest paving t rick works in the country.
The council will employ a man to in
spect the brick to be used in this work.
The selection of an experienced, com
petent, honest and f ober man is a matter
of the greatest importance. On the suc
cess or failure cf this work will depend
the future policy of the city concerning
The Verne Hwain made her regu'ar
The Pilot brought down two barges
and the C.J. Caffrey one.
The stage cf the water was 3.90 at
noon; the temperature at the bridge 55.
as to be trash, but
at a reaso )able price.
you interested in
G. M. Looblxt.
Is guaranteed to every one who takes
Hood's Sarsaparilla fairly and according
to directions. This is the only prepara
tion of which '100 Doses One Dollar"
cau truly be said.
Have vou seen Hood s liainy Day and
Balloon Puzzle? For oarticulars send to
C. I. Hood & Co , Lowell, Mass.
Hood's Pills c ure liver ills, jtundice,
billiousness, sick headache, constipation.
Ita Excellent Qualities
Commend to pi blic approval the Cali
fornia liquid fir jit remedy Syrup of Figs.
It is pleasing to the eye, and to the taste
and by acting gently on the kidneys, liver
and bowels it cleanses the system effect
ually, thereby promoting the health and
comfort of all who use it.
A handsome complexion is one of the
greatest charm a woman on poasaBS
Pozzoni's Complexion powder gives It
They Knit Wlih Urrai Ftr-setty and
40 More or Len itamage In Reek
Yes terday was altogether one of thedays
you read about. Only a few light showers
occurred during the forenoon, but after
dinner the wind began to rise steadily
and brought with it great driving sheets
of rain . The winds were from the south
west and traveled at the rate of 42 miles
an hour. The heaviest fall of rain oc
curred about 1 o'clock and fairly flooded
the Etreets, and for a time it was almost
impossible for pedestrians to move along
the deserted thoroughfares. After the
wind storm was over the sun came oat
and the wind increased to a gale and
reached its greatest velocity at about 4
o'clock. It blew with unabated fury dur
ing the evening, and about 7:30 o'clock
a squall struck the city that made things
look as if Rock Island was at last to be
isitcd by one of those western cyclone
terrors. Furious gusts of wind chased one
another up and down the street and
played tag with awnings and swinging
sign boards. The bill boards about
town were nearly all blown down, and
storm doors and gates in different parts
of the city were given a day off. A por
tion of the tin roof of Dr. Kinyon's barn
on Third avenue was blown off.and other
small damage done about the city, but
One of the most remarkable freaks of
the wind was its tearing off about 50 feet
of the iron railing around the balcony on
the front of the Rock Island house which
fell to the walk below with a terrible
crash. Several people had narrow es
capes from being caught under the fall
ing iron, the roost remarkable being those
of Mrs. George Bennett, who had just
pissed beneath it, and United States Ex
press Agent Wintet, who jat stepped up
into the doorway when the crash came.
The wind rose again apout 11 o'clock
p. m. and for an hour or more made
things lively again about the streets; it
gradually calmed down then, and today
the streets are dusty and the roads almost
Aft ilrv ra ttipv tvnnlrt hr vit.h turn flAva !
AN EVENINGS EVENTS.
Entertainments fa the First M
Central ChnreUea- Pora
The Ep worth league, under the auspices
of the young people of the First
church, gave one of their interesting
monthly literary and musicals in the large
audience room last evening, and jan x
celled programme was the order jof ihe
evening. After the business of tne so
ciety was completed, the entertainment
was opened with an organ sole by Miss
Agnes Bixby, a paper by Mrs. J. F;. Rot
inson, "Her Trip to Alaska," which was
very interesting; the quartette rendered
nicely, "'Swinging in the Grape Vine,"ard
then came a ret ding by Emma Battlep,
which was appreciated by all. A cornet
solo by Woodyatt, accompanied by Mits
Nettie Coyne on the pisno, being encored
and another solo was rendered. Then
last, but not least, the audience wss
treated with a song by the ladies' quars
tette, composed of Mrs. Von Koeckritz,
Miss Lucy Ccyne.Miss Gertie Wilcox end
Mrs. F. W. Mcrrell. This closed the
literary part and then came theiocial,
which closed the entertainment. It was
a decided success in everyway.
The ladit s of Pocahontas degree, I O.
R. M., gave a basket sociable at t! -ir
hall in the Star block last evening. Gan es
and dancing was the order of the evei.it g
and at midnight the auction took p'hi-e.
at which the basket privileges were sold
to the gentlemen, the condition being
that that the lady bringing the basket
share it with the gentleman purchaser.
It was a noyel aff -iir and greatly enjoyed
by evtryone present.
The dollar sociable given at the Cen
tral Presbyterian churchjast evening for
the benefit of the parsonage building
fund was a financial success as well as a
very novel affair. Supper was served
from 6 to 8 o'clock, and the entertain
ment retted about $00.
Monday night the muchtalked-about
"County Fair," which has so far rivaled
"The Old Homestead" in New York and
the cast, and be presented here for the
first time at Harper's theatre. For many
years Neil Burgess believed he had a for
tune in a patent arrangement for repre
senting a horse race on the stage. He
worked it for a long time with one horse
with great success, but it is only a couple of
years ago that he managed to elaborate it
so as to suit any number of horses It is
bow complete, and it has been a promi
nent feature of "The County Fair," in
which a horse race is run with every ap
pearance of realism, even to the changing
scene. It iB sot all of the play, however.
"The County Fair" is a homely picture of
life, full of fun and character. The cen
tral part is Miss Abigail Prue, which Mr.
Burgess plays, and which will be taken
here by Marie Bates, a capable actress.
The story is simple, pleasant and proba
ble. It furnishes a glimpss, and a pro
longed one, of rural life. Miss Abigail Prue
is prim, prudish and practical, and it is her
home that serves as the scene of the story.
Life there is tranquil aud happy, but is
withal just a little clouded, owing to the
fact that the place is mortgaged to the
tune of nearly f 2,000, and there is seem
ingly no prospect of raising that amount.
Cold Molasses, Miss Prue's 4-year old
colt, without her knowledge, is entered
for a race at the county fair, winB the
race, the owner in consequence secures
$3,000, which is more than is need to
pay off the mortgage, and all hands are
made happy. There are numerous char
acters woven into this plot, and the
charm of rural life is said to be as well
reproduced as in Denman Thompson's
play. The company is a good one, and
the piece will be completely mounted.
The machinery for the race scene itself
is costly and elaborate, although the au
dience will see nothing of its workings.
The Henrietta," the cleverest work of
that brilliant au'.hor, Bronson Howard
will be presented at the Burtis opera
house Davenport on April 7. While we
might add that in a sense of duty there is
one that should not be overlooked and
that is the cleverest of comedians, S:uart
Robson, the ideal of all and a satisfier of
all lovers of humor. Mr. Robson will
be ably supported by an excellent com
pany of players. The tour this present
season with "The Henrietta" has 8ur
passed that cf all others. George S.
Woodward playing the opposite part to
Mr. Robson (Old Nick Van Alyetyne) has
received but the most favorable encom
iums from the press of the country.
Creede ! !
Having placed with us for disposal, a
limited amount of treasury stock of the
King Solomon Mining & Milling com
pany, of Cteede. Colorado, being one of
the best located properties in the camp,
we are offering same at a price that will
interest you, if you will investigate. For
further information, call on or address.
Rice & Fuller.
Harper house. Rock Island.
The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Rock Island Savings
bank for the election of directors will be
held at itaofflse on Monday, April 11, at
10 o'clock a m. J. M. Buford, Cashier.
Itass-d Th-tr .anie.
Joe Fi zpatrick and Thomas Liflin, of
Milan, returned today from Boston, where
they have been the past few days on a
duck hunting e xpedition. Tney report
ducks as pretty scarce, but they had their
eye on what was there and brought home
quite an assortment of the best, as sorxe
of h:s friends can testify.
Mr. Lnflm also shot a brace of blue
heron, the largest of which measures over
five and one-half feet from toe to beak.
They are quite a novelty for a hunter's
bag in this section, s not many are shot.
Farmers and Horsemen read this! I
find Salvation Oil a most excellent lini
ment among horses, and I take pleasure
in endorsing it as a certain remedy for
scratches. James Thomas.
Franklin Road, nesr Baltimore.
"Diseases, desperate grown, oy des
perate appliances are relieved, or not at
all." The point of wisdom is to check
them before tbey reach so far, by buying
a bottle of Salvation Oil. Price fe5 cents.
Our readers will not be so very foolish
that they will allow themselves to be de
ceived with a new cough syrup when
tbey have experienced the value of Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup.
to select from. Why pay 40 rentu
to $1.0(1 fur which yon cau
g't lor 10 cents at
G. C. TAYLOR,
3717 Second Avenue.
Ei Ei Ei Ei
Did you guess it ?
It A leans for Ease.
TTftili pi til iMiitTM lllithir-Ti ml a 1" tarfe. t K a, T flat
tawtHMiU brttd atitfc t at HI, MMUtt aha VtM (
If the lines in this diamond figure do not
appear equally black ia all the different
meridians, it indicates a defect cf sight
that causes nervous head-ache and should
be corrected at once. Eyea tested frej.
H. 0. TOLSOM,
Jeweler and Optician.
JAHNS & BERTELSEN,
Tinware And House Furnishing Goods.
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
Rubber Boot and Shoe Sale !
Help us make room at
Central Shoe Store.
Mej's Hip and Sporting Boots $3.00
" Short Boots 2.30
Buckle Arctics 1.15
" S A. Alaskas 75
" Imitation Sandals (Rubbers) .
" S. A. " " 15
" S A. Clogs " 50
Women's Croquet Rubbers .30
Misses' " " '. 23
Childs' ' " 22
Biys' Rubber Boots 2.00
" Arctics 90
" Dull Finish Overs 40
" Rubbers 40
These are all first quality goods. Seconds are 15
per cent cheaper.
Harper House Block,
Watch lor Pro! Hirschberg,
He will be at Thomas' Drugstore
April 7th, 8th and 9th. Three days only.
Come and have your Eyes tested free and sp&
tacles properly fitted and adjusted by a practical ex
I-No caee too complicated for us.
Druggist and Optician.
We cauiiot reach, all, but hope to reach you by this
UNDERHILL & GLASS,
If you are hungry give us a call at 1611 Second "aveirr.1
next door east of Loosley'a crockery store.
A fresh line of tobacco and cigars always on hand
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St. . . T?f-k lin
and Seventh Avenue, JXUCK. J.Sian&
UTAH kludi of carpenter work a specialty. Plant and estimate for all klcdt of boiiiloar
fnrai.hed on application.
MARBLES for this sale:
8 American agates for lc
10 chinies for lc
BALLS Rattlers 5c
Champion, a regular 13c ball 10c
Boy's dead ball 15c
SEEDS Girden Seeds 3 for 5c
Flower Sees 4o
PENCIL BOX This is a new box
with combination lock, no keys to
get lost, only 10c
Rice Root Scrubs this week 8:.
1703 Second Ave.
Our line of Easter 'Novelties is bow
complete. L. Prang & Co., are keepite
up their reputation in choice booklets,
Our assortment of Easter CelluLcC
Novelties iB similar to those we bad is
Valentines, and onlv have to be see tc -be
appreciated. Tbey are all LolfovL
with the emblems suggestive of the d&r.
N. B. You are invited to call and ace
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
1703 and 1705 Second avenue.
Telephone No. Hit.