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Mi the method and results when
Jrnio of Fil-s is taken; it 19 pleasant
' i.:r tn iht- taste, and acta
w .1 . i.mntTxr on the Kidneys.
Ker and Bowels, cleanses the eys
m effectually, dispels colds, bead
les and fevers and cures habitual
Lotion. Syrup of Figs is the
Kj remedy of its kind ever pro
ved, pleasing to the taste and ac
Mtalile to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy aud agreeable substances, its
nany excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the mosi
popular remedy known.
Svrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
Ba"$l bottles by all leading drug
pit. Any reliable druggist who
B&y not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
fishes to try it- I not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
M 'H'lCISCO, C4L.
i i. KS1DV. T. B. KKIDY.
Estate and Insurance.
v, n.-m -'uiaL-e, food i.id lot, fTOO.
F,.0rP"'m ":iff. "ell located, JS50
y. rr(,ii:,"IUirf. irood to. Si.non.
f'-ie Tivm ntti:. ir'l lt. 1 1,3S.
.t w b !o t.ry hoii-c fl.MO.
SttrtiKi-ni two s'ory tinnse, $1,800.
T.n rwni tl"ilM" hn!if, $1.7tM.
Tfl?r fixw il iil'U' liouae. S3.000.
g-t'lt nmr. ri'S'dt'Ttce. :U raodi'rii improvements,
Tn riwiiii r'Si'U'DCf, all modern Imp ovementt.
I ;iit -i m r HU'nr c, .11 modern improve-
nr rm'H ri'idenci U . modern improve-B-r..
t U I'l'i't e with mm- mo-n, tar r.oin ux-
Fire Insurance a Specialty.
1803 Second Avenue, upstairs.
Subscribe for Stock
In tliH Second series of the
Eom1 Building and Loan .Asso
ciation, of Hock Island.
A saft-r and better investment
than Government Bonds, be
cause the Joans are made only
upon established values and it
pays more than three times as
niiicb interest besides the
amount invested and the profits
can be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rates.
K A DONALDSON, Secretary.
Win. h.iii, :i. 4. 5 a Mwonlc Temple,
Best Line of
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
An.: ;:,e Uru'cs; anil heat linMf
IN THE TIIKEE CITIES.
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
Cliiua. glass, lamps and
That means everything you
U8 on your table, except linen,
wlU don't keep.
In all I have, I try to lead,
th ln Prices and quality; not
80cap as to be trash, but
at a reasonable price.
Are you interested in
Gr. M. LOOBLKT.
.fell: I mm-
THE BRIDGE REPAIRS.
An Important Conference With Col
rna jiaiM to to .to ltashlBcion at
ee An Idea or What ! Ke-eenaai-y
la tbe Way of
President Jackson, of the Rock Island
Citizens' Improvement association, and
Fred Hsbs, chairman of the committee
on public works, had a conference with
Col. A. R. Bufflngton, commandant at
Rock Islan 1 arsenal this afternoon on
the necessity repairs on Rock Island
bridge, as tcld in yesterday's Washington
dispatches. Mr. Hass, who has been
working on the matter of the ne
cessary repairs, leaves tonight
for Washington to use his influence
in carry ine out the recommendations of
Col. Buffligton. Congressman Cable,
and also Congressman Hayes, of the Dav
enport district, have been devoting them
selves faithfully to the work of securing
the Lecessary appropriations ever since
Col. Buffington reported the actual con
dition of the Rock Island bridges, and it
is Baid to b) a very important part of the
mission of B. F. Tillinghast, of Daven
port, east, to further the same ends.
The recommendation of the war de
partment calls for $50,000, of which
133.865 is for the main Rock Island
bridge, and $16. 135 for the wagon bridge.
The mail bridge was completed in
1872. and six years later in October, 1878,
the lower floor was repaired and about
516 floor j tists 3 by 12, then found de
cayed and were replaced by new ones.
Nine years later in October, 1887, the
lower fl-tor was again repaired and about
220 floor ioista 3 by 12 were again found
decayed a id were replaced by new ones.
The old fl xr joists that are yet left are
now found to be decayed about three
inches and the new joists that have been
put in from time to time are decayed
about two inches and are all more or less
tpKt and all these joists so supporting the
lower floor are in an usfit condition for
proper support of the bridge under the
pressure of general traffic.
The wjod floor joists on the upper
deck were removed a year ago on account
of iheir constantly decaying condition
and replaced bv steel eve beams. It
now the lower joists be similarly replaced
the hridg'j would need no further repairs,
and would be stfe at all times and ser
viceable for the carrying of any load that
may be cecetsary to have taken across
the bridgu under any emergency.
Tbe floor of tbe Rock Island wagon
bridj e s inning tbe south channel is sup
ported by 15-incb double eye beams, 125
pounds to tbe yard, running crosswise
the bruit e, spanning 23 feet nine inches
between trusses. Tbe original design of
this bridge was for 15-inch double eye
beams 150 pounds to the yard. If this
original design had been carried out, this
bridge would then have been in strength
equal to tbe viaduct at the south end, and
have bet n equal to that of the main
bridge, hfter ibe new iron beams have
been put. in.
This is tbe substance of Col. Butting.
ton's reports regarding tbe
bridges, and from it an idea of the im
portance of the work urged may be ob
tained. The I, at Mr. Chalradrr.
George F. CbalenJer, whose remains
were brought to this city for interment
on Morday, was until 1880 general master
mechatic of the C , B. & Q. railroad
when he resigned and went west to ac
cept ths position of general superinten
dent ard master mechanic of the Atlantic
& Pacitic railroad with headquarters at
Albuquerque, X. M. While occupying
tnat position he was stricken with paraly
sis and in 18SS he returned to this city
where tie remained some time and after
ward removed to Ncponset, III ., where bis
death occurred . He was 64 years of age.
Mr. CUalender waa a man who, through
his owi industry and perseverance had
risen t j a responsible position and was
highly esteemed by all who knew him.
He leaves a widow and one daughter.
' The V. M- C A.
At tbe meeting of the Young Men s
Christian association held at the new
building last evening four directors were
elected for three yeara each. They were:
F. G. Young, J. F. Robinson, L.E. West
and H N. Hanson, and tbe new board
will meet some evening next week to
elect c fflcers. Mr. Jones. physical direc
tor of the Davenport association gave a
very interesting talk on "Outdoor Ath
letics," which was very much appreciated.
Tbe nieeting was largely attended.
A cammittee was appointed to perfect
the otganization of an outing club.
Through the kindness of Mr. Eohn. the
association will have the use of tbe vacant
lot adjoining their building this summer
whicL will be fenced and laid out for
vario is sports.
Worth Hundreds or DoUars.
My wife used only two bottle of
"Mother's Friend" before her third con
finement. Says she would not be with
out it, for hundreds of dollars. Had not
half as much trouble as beforp. Dock
Milis, Lincoln P.rish, La. Sold by
Ham & Bahnsen.
, The Last f the Valaateera.
The Franklin Hse campany, the only
remaining one of the old volunteer de
partment, is preparing to disband as
soon as tbe city takes the outfit off its
hands. It is expected that the incoming
council will do something definite in re
gard to making arrangements for further
nre protection for tbe city. The plan
geneially approved is for a new com Dan v
on Molina avenue, about Twenty-eighth
sweet, and one en Fourth avenue in the
neighborhood of Fifth street. While the
Franklins are now making arrangements
to disband they will continue as they
have in the past to respond to all alarms
until the city relieves them, which is
thought will be as soon as the new coun
cil gets in working order. The outgoing
council has made a record tor itself in es
tablishing a paid department for the city
that it may well be proud of, not only as
a municipal body, but each individual
member is deserving of credit for the
progressive spirit shown, and it is safe to
say that tbe new body will finish tbe work
which has been so admirably begun by
Tbe Franklins last evening made sev
eral members of the company presents of
trophies belonging to the organization to
be kept as remembrances of the days of
the volunteers. With the Franklins dis
appear the last vestige of the volun
Tommy Ryan, of Chicago, the chain -pion
welter weight pugilist of the world,
easily worsted Con Doyle in the 8 round
glove contest at Dubuque on Monday I
night. Ryan had the best of the first '
three rounds, but in the fourth, after
landing a swinging open hand blow on
Doyle's face, he received a hard right
hander squarely on the mouth in return
which drew first blood. Ryan again got
in his work in the fifth and sixth, and in
tbe seventh be pounded Doyle all around
the ling. Tbe eighth and last round was
a series of love taps, but the exhibition
on the whole is said to haye been one of
tbe prettiest ever given in Dubuque.
The sparring exhibition atj Wig
ger's ball in Davenport came off as adver
tised Monday night There was also a
ittle by-play that wasn't advertised. Af
ter a few 3 round glove contests by local
sports tbe stars of the evening put in
their appearance. They were Frank
Whitney, of Sioux City, and P.C. Griffin,
hailing from Philadelphia Tbe two men
are heavy-weights, weighing about 190
pounds each. They were to give a
friendly contest of 10 rounds. After
Whitney had got knocked down two or
thrte times, and the two had become
very enthusiastic in their endeavor to
knock the daylight out of tbe other, the
police stepped in and stopped the fight
during the seventh round. They were
taken to the police station, where they
gave bail for their appearance before
Tbe referee decided in favor of Griffin.
E'icb of tbe men was fined $10 and costs
The l'iprr Brldxe Sieaesoe.
The directors of the Illinois & Iowa
Terminal company met today at C. H.
Deere's office and re elected the former
officers: M- Rosenfield, president: Judge
inayer, vice president; ,. II. Whitcomb.
secretary; and M. L. Marks, treasurer.
Yesterday Congressman Hayes intro
rtuced a bill in tbe bouse of representa
tives permitting tbe Illinois & Iowa
Terminal company to build a bridge
across the Mississippi river at Moline.
Held to the (iraad Jary.
Jesse Powell, the Drury farmer charged
with incest, as detailed in last evening's
Argus, was brought to Rock Island this
morning and lodged in the county jail.he
having waived the preliminary examina
tion yesterday, and was held to tbe grand
jury in bonds of $500 which he failed to
furnish, and was therefore entrusted to
the keeping of the sheriff.
Reliable .Medical Aid.
We clip the following from the Rocks
Only those who have suffered, and
whose lives have been suspended in the
trembling balance between life and death,
can realize how the afflicted grasp at an
opportunity to be cured. If we cannot
move without pain, eat without suffer
ing, and obtain rest in sleep, of what use
is life to us? Happiness without health
is an impossibility, and all the pleasures
of life become dim and unreal. The ob
ject of life without hopes and aspirations
fades rapidly as disease reduces and death
approaches. How many people realize
the above facts yet pay no attention to
that which undermines their health. Hu
man life is too short to be made miser
able by diseases that are curable, and it
is in this connection we wish to say a
word concerning Dr. Fruth, of New York,
whose advertisement is no doubt familiar
to tbe readers of tbe Gazette. He has,
by superior knowledge and various ex
perience, arquired special skill in the
treatment of certain ailments that phy,
8:cians in general practice could not ex
pect to possess. We may also add that
his dealings with the fti cted are honest
and conscientious, but we, as is our cus
tom, witbeld this endorsemant of him
until we bad good reasons to know that
he is justly entitled to all that is claimed
for him as an experienced physician and
an honorable gentleman, worthy of what
ever confidencehat may be re poser) in
him. His recent visits here have been
beneficial to his patients, and we have ns
hesitation in commending bim to those
who haye failed to find relief from other
Dr. Fruth can be consulted free at the
Harper house Wednesday, Map 11 .
to aelect from. Why pay 40 cents
1 to $1.00 for which yon can
gei tor iu cents at
C. C. TAYLOR,
1717 Secotd Avenue.
.. looall your attention to a few facts:
Tonr eyesteht Is priceless the evea need enod
care; Improper spectacles are ujnrions, yon
should rot trait yonr eyesight to irresponsible
peddlers of cheap spectacles.
H D. FOLSOM
Is a Practical Ontician. and will tno nuina m
properly fit yonr eye. for every defect of vision
and will guarantee a perfect fit in every case.
If the lines in this diamond figure do not
appear equally black in all the different
jil s .. .... t ix
uienaians, :i indicates a aeieci ci signi
that causes nervous head-ache and should
be corrected at onre. Eyes tested free.
H. 0. I0LS0M,
Jeweler and Optician.
THE TRAVELERS' GUIDE.
CHICAGO, BOCK ISLAND A PACirIC KAIL
way Depot corner Fifth avenue and Thirty-flrst-Btreet.
Frank 11. Plummer. agent.
a vs. tAjRBiva.
Council Binds A Hinneso- I
ta Day Express
Kansas City Day Kxprass...
Council duffs & Minneso- i
ta xTess f
Council BlnSs Denver 1
Limited Vestibule Ex..
Kansas city Limited
' 1 :00 am
: It :05 pm
7 :06 am
7 :50 pm j
S S6 am
10 :65 pm
tiiolcg west. tHoing east. 'Daily.
BURLINGTON ROUTE-C, B.
way Depot First avenue and
M.J. Yonng, agent.
A O. RAIL
Su Lonis Express e :40 am
Bt. boms Express.... 7: pm
su rani Bxpre.. '5:t(lpit
Beardstown Passenger 2:Wpm
Way Frelcht (Monmouth) . . . j 8 :08 am
6 u? am
sterling Passenger 7:15 am
Savanna " I 5.15 am
CHICAGO. MILWAUKXK A ST. PAUL. RAIL-
way Racine A Southwestern Division De
pot Twentieth street, between First and Second
avenne. B. i. w. Holme., agent.
Mail and Express ,
St. Paul Express
n. A Accommodation...
Ft. A Accommodation.
11 :2S am
ROCK ISLAND PEORIA RAILWAY DE
pot First avenue nd Twentieth street. F.
H. Rockwell. Agent.
S :80 pm
Fast Kail Express
Cable accommodation .
1 :80 pm
MOST DIRECT BOUTX TO THS
East. South and Southeast.
10 :'1 am
10 :S8 am
1 :1U5 am
3 :57 pm
4 :5T pm
19 'IK nl
Lv. Rock Island.
St. lonis ..
I 1:15 pm
' 8:45 pm
4 -00 pm
, 8:50 pm
1 3:50 pm
10 :0u pm
1 s:i3 am
10 :00 am
. 7:85 am
': 7 :00 am
i t iitiho,
Lv. Peoria .... ,10:15am 4:10pm
Ar. Rock Island i:80pm 7:S0pm
Accbmmodutioc irains leave Rock Js'and at
8:00a. m. and 6 45 p. m: arrive at Peoria 1:45 p.
m. and 8:80 a m. leave Peojia 6:00 a. m. and
7:15 p. m; arrive Rock Island 4 :00 p. m. and g:06
All trains ron daily except Sunday.
All passe ger traina arrive and depart Union
Free Cbaircaron Fast Express tttaeea Rock
Is'ond and Peoria, both directions.
Through tickets to all points; baggage checked
through to destination.
. 8.10 am
. 10 Si am
. 11.00 am
4.00 pn. 6.3 1 am
5.06 ps , 7 : am
Lv. Rock Island.
Ait. Reynolds. ..
, Accom. Accom.
" Bock Island.
l'0pm 8-45 pm
I 1.44 mm 4Km
' 8.00 pi' 5.80 prr
H. B. 8UDLOW,
Gen'l Tkt. Agei
: McCABE BROS.
Open this week with a sale of Easter
goods. They will for six days make an
unusual display of Easter novelties-
v.t?n,VlgMondaya-m- they will ex
hibit a line of Easter gloves never be
fore ShOWB In thin vtninit. Tl.
" '.w..j' iiicjr turns
in bright reds and light greens with
large white pearl bnttons-the extreme
of extreme style.
Then come the light blue, lemon, pink
heliotrope, cream and white, with laree
black bur ton a Vtlaoir 0n.i,! x.,Jt
lngs. The pinnacle of style for recep
tion, opera or evening wear. Another
high nOVeltV. thA nir.a,4lt -
let, of white wash leather; street shades
in - biarritz, glace, suede and r.vash
leather in 1 0 different grades.
Easter silk stockings all the extreme
new tints of pure silk thread, tan,
pink, blue, nile, heliotrope maize,
mode, brown, black; all the new Riche
lieu rib, and are very tart.
easier caras anaEaster greetings.
Our dressmaking department (Second floor) is a great success. Ladies
wishing spring costumes finished any time during May are advised to
make their engagements during the coming week.
. 1720. 1722 and 1724 Second Avenge
Help us make room at ;
Central Shoe Store.
Men's Hip and Sporting Boots $3.00
" Short Boots 2.30
" Buckle Arctics i 15
" S. A. Alaskss .75
" Imitation Sandals (Rubber) 511
" 8. A. " 55
s a. clogs ;5o
Women's Croquet Rubbers .30
chiids " ....!!..".".!".!!'..!!'.'.'...'. '.22
Boys' Rubber Boots 2.00
" Arctics !.!!!. .')0
" Dull Finish Overs .40
" Rubbers 40
These are all first quality goods. Seconds are 10
per cent cheaper.
Harper House Block.
Watch for Prof. Hirsclerg,
He will be at Thomas' Drugstore
April 7th, 8th and 9th. Three days only.
Come and have your Eyes tested free and spec
tacles properly fitted and adjusted by a practical ex
!5FNo case too complicated for us.
T. H. Thomas,
Druggist and Optician.
We cannot reach all, but hope to reach you by this
UIMDERHILL & GLASS,
If you are hungry give us a call at 1611 Second avenue
next door east of Loosley's crockery store. '
A fresh line of tobacco and cigars always on hand.
B. F. DeGEAH,
Contractor and. Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St.
ana seventh Avenue,
"All kinds of carpenter work a specialty.
MARBLES for this sale:
8 American agates for lc
10 chimes for lc
BALLS Rattlers 5c
Champion, a regular 15c ball.... 10c
Boy's dead ball 15c
SEEDS Garden Seeds 3 for 5c
Flower Seeds 4c
PENCIL BOX This is a new box
whh combination lock, no keys to
get lost, only 10c
Rice Root Scrubs this week 8c.
1703 Second Ave.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
1703 and 1705 Second avenue. Telephone No. 121t.
Something very special. We place
" muuuaji au aozen nne nuclt
hemstitch towels, large size, at 26c
each. Any customer wanting a dozen
can have them for $2.75; no more than
one dozen to one person, as we want
the 50 dozen distributed to as many of
our customers as possible-
Our linen department is fairly spark
ling with a lot of extreme good bar
gains. New patterns, choice styles and
large stock from which to select.
Buy a complete new dining outfit for
an Easter present.
The grandest stock of fine milliners
west of Chicago. Moderate prices on
high class goods.
Easter dress goods. 3.000 vards fine
choice styles of spring dress goods,
must be sold this week. Decided bar
gains. , :
and Shoe Sale !
: : Rock Island
Plan, and estimates for all kinds of bcildiar.
Our line of Easter Novelties is now
complete. L Prang Jfc Co., are keeping
up their reputation in choice booklets
Our assortment of Easter Celluloid
Novelties is similar to those we had in
Valentines, and only have 'o te seen to
be appreciated. Tbey are K' finished
with the emblems suggestive of tbe day.
N. B. You are invited to call and see