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ATOUP, MONDAY, APKIL 25, 18112
Iwli the method ana ream nucu
P,. 0f Fi-s is taken; it is pleasant
f;Trefrel'ii'g to tht aste, and acts
Si Wb. cleanses the By
L and fevers ami cures habitual
cimtion. Syrup of Figs IS the
:.y remedy of its kind ever pro--tti
pleasin? to the taste and ac
to tlie stomach, prompt in
jal grtion and truly beneficial in its
;ects, preparer! only irora iue niosi
V'hV agreeable substances, its
... cTCpllrnt dualities commend it
& all ami Lave made it the mosi
Lm of FiL's is for sale in 50c
Lf$l bottles V all leading drug-
trfi Anv rename aruggisi wno
t'.. not have it on hand will pro-
fare it promptly for any one who
irL-hes to try it- not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
Xo Excuse for Idling in Rock Island.
The Only Complaint the Scarcity or
Hnaiea-Tke Labor Supply In
equal to the Otinand.
T. B. KKIDY.
We still have a tew desirable
lots in Lynde's addition Come
at once and serine a beautiful
Tire Issuance a Specialty.
18G3 Second Avenue, upstairs.
There need be no loafing in Rock Isl
and tnis year. The man who seeks em
ploymei t and desires it can find it. He
needs only to look for employment to se
cure it. Although The Argus has al
luded to this fact before, all our people
perhaps fail to realize the demand that
exists in Rock Island for labor of all
kinds tnis year. In eery trade, carpen
teriog.b ick-making and bricklaying.stone
mason employment and street pavingcon
tractors they are calling for men and
can't find them. This morning Assistant
Supt. Han toon, of the street railway syn
dicate, Hated that good men for conduc
tors weie scarce and that men properly
qualified could find employment by ap
plying at tbe car barns. The company
has not so much trouble in finding mo
tormen and always has a relay on hand,
but it is not so easy a thing to find ac
ceptable men for conductors. William
Atkicson, of Atsinson & Oloff, stated the
oihtr night that he had scoured the town
in vain for men and was about to give
np. He is ebout 20 short at his yards.
Tuire is hardly a building firm in Rock
Island hich is not advertising for men.
This evidence of Rock Island's pros
perity and advancement is exceeded only
by the i;reat scarcity of tenament houses,
which is more apparent this year than
ever. Real tstate agents are unable to
satisfy the constant inquiry for houses.
A business house np town had four in
quiries in one day last week, and one
don town three in a day, while people
daily hpply at the newspaper offices.
Houses which are vacant in Davenport
for wai t of a $12 tenant would bring $20
in Rock Island and be eagerly sought at
that. Rock Island will build 600 new
bouses this year, and still will not be
equal to the demand.
Two hundred workmen may find work
here today, and our people are making
homes for new comers as fast as they
can . Lst year's building record was one
to be proud of as it appeared in The
A kous. This year's will beat it several
times. Who says Rock Island is not all
Subscribe for Slock
In tie Second series of the
Horn' Building and Loan A bso
ciation, of Rock Island.
A safVr and better investment
than Government Bonds, be
cause the loans aie made only
upon estaMisLed values and it
pays nit ie tlan three times as
much interest besides the
amount invested and the profits
can be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rates.
K A. DONALDSON, secretary.
fit 3. 4. B and ft Masonic Temple,
Faithful Work Bring Done t Hrcnrx
the Urldt-e Appropriations Two
Washington, D. C. April. 23. Edi-
tor Argus: I take pleasure to inform
you that upon a long interview with Gen.
Flagler, chief of ordnances, I have been
informed by this gentleman that Ben T.
Cable is one of the most persistent work
ers for Rock Island arsenal and his dis
trict generally; and that he is working
night and day to accomplish his purpose.
It must not be understood that the ap
propriations for Rock Island arsenal hv
been cut down by Mr. Holman, and his
committee upon any neglect of Mr
Cable, as Mr. Cable has used everv
method possible to avoid tnis being done,
and he is now endeavoring to do every
thing he can to have this bill amende A.
and have such necessary amounts added
as he is able.
I wish to sav in behalf of Gen. Flavor
that if he was the owner of Rock Island
arsenal, he could work no more faithfullv
in getting appropriations than he is now
aotng. tien. Flagler is working night
and day, and ustne ever? hnnnnhip
means in having the appropriation
brought about that are necessary for Rock
isiana arsenal, l write you this letter
for the reason that y ou may
fully explain in your paper to the
public as to the energy and work that is
being done bv our worthy friends Gen.
Flagler and Ben T. Cable, our represent
ative, and that this information was re
ceived directly from Gen. Flagler without
bis knowledge that it was to be published.
The Davenport Democrat of yesterday
morning reports the return of Mayor
Ficke, who has been Mr. Hass' co-laborer
at tbe capital as follows:
Hon. C. A. Ficke returned from Wash
ington Saturday and was found in his
mse soon alter bis arrival by the ubi
quitous reporter. He reported a pleas -ant
trip. His chief mission, as is well
known here, was to appear, in company
with Fred tass, of Rock Island, before
tbe sub-committee of the house- com
mittee on appropriations and argue for
the $50,000 appropriation asked for
needed repairs on the bridges connectine
the arsenal with Davenport and Rock
Island, when he and Mr. Hass per
formed this duty they were accompanied
by Congressmen Hayes and Cable, who
added their voices to the support of the
case. Mr. Ficke has nothing but words
of praise for the manner in which these
two congressmen are devoting them
selves to the interests of their constitu
ents. So ;ar as he could iudse a favora
ble impression was left with the commits
Dli. C. E PIPER'S DEATH
XKW FACES I 1SUS1XES8.
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Best Line of
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
:arL'' ! and bet line of
IN THE THREE CITIES.
G. 0. HT7PTTBP A WTvn
im and 1811 Second Ave.
Glass fur the table.
wave nmt rf.;.q i
Of tV,; ouppry
season's shapes and
n9inbry sets, four piece
1 latter, sugar, creamer and
f r, bowls and other table
0 uotu pretty and
88 18 Tinrtinnl
Onth..L . VUUUV iefc!jr
call an. I.U ?Ut you llke
G. M. LoOBLIT.
T..f Rork lfcland'n SIrrcantile K
tablUt.niFattM Chance Hand A Ke-
turn to the Local Journalistic Fold
Negotiations have been completed
wberetv one of tbe oldest business houses
in ihe city paesis into new hands
George ti. Bailey has disposed of his
wholes le grocery business to T. H. Mc-
Nevin, of Menominee, Wis. Mr. Mc
Kevin, who is a son in-law of J. G Gan
sert, was formerly a resident of Rocs Isls
and, bting an sperator in the office of the
old Ro kford. Rock Island & St. Louis
railroad. He afterward moved to Menom
inee, aid embark td in the grocery busi
ness, where he met with remarkable sue
cess acd was highly esteemed by his as
sociates in basinets, being elected secre
tary of the board of trade there for seven
consecutive years. Mr. Bailey has not
yet decided just what be will turn his at
tention to, but for the present will enjoy a
much reeded rest, and will at the same time
superintend tbe construction of his Sec
ond t venue business block, and when
the latter is ready for occupancy in all
probability Mr. Bailey will still be found
among Rock Island's business men.
Another important business change to
take eject the first of May will be the
grocery business of C. C. Trues&ale,
which will pass into the hands of a firm
composed of Frederick Driffill, of Ster
ling, and Harry S. Gleim, of Shatter, Tex
It is one of the oldest and best known
business bouses in tbe city, the present
proprietor selling out in order to
seek a less confining business, in
the hope 'of bettering his health. Toe
new firm will add new energy to tbe bus
incFs, nd will no doubt make the store
more popular than ever. The active
manager, who will be Mr. Driffill, will
remove to this city at once.
Mr. Gleim will remain in tbe city
month or so more and then return to bis
home nt Shatter. Texas. The people of
Rock Island need no introduction to Mr
Gleim. He is an old Rock Island boy and
is as popular here as he is well known.
His he sis of Rock Island friends will
hope that the confidence he has shown in
his olcl home by his investment here will
result in his return here eventually.
W. H. Conant. formerly city editor of
the Union, and more recently employed
on tbe local staff of the Davenport Dem
ocrat, has purchased of W. P. Quayle an
interent in the Weekly Rock Islander.and
with tie beginning of the month be1
comes identified with the management of
tbe pi blication, assuming charge of the
editor al and reportorial department
well is the news room. Conant is a
bright and entertaining writer and first
class f.ll around fellow.
vougning leads to consumption.
Kemp a Balsam will atop the cough at
once.- . - . , ...
Table glass Loosley, this page.
THE EDICT ISSUED,
The Final Order as to theC , R. I
Rock Inland Ualnn Another rolnt In
Hf r Already Abundant Railroad
Facilitirs-The nance to
Occur May l.
For some time past a rumor has been
afloat, an allusion to which was irade in
The Akgtjs. that the C. R. I. & P. was
seriously contemplating bringing all its
engines from Davenport to this side of
the river. Tue change was definitely de
cided upon Saturday by the rfflcers who
were in the city.
A special car containing Assistant Gen
eral Manager Allen, Division Superinten
dent Ewing and Master Mechanic Wilson
came down from Caicaeo on Saturdav.
and after looking over tbe ground it was
definitely decided to remove the engines,
etc., to Rock Island on Mav 1.
The C, R. I & P. has shown a dispo
sition for some time past to give this city
a little tbe best of it, and the last change
shows that it is following out that line
pretty closely. Considerable effort has
been made by Davenport citizens during
the last few weeks o dissuade the com
pany from its course, as in all probabil
ity it will bring a large number of men
from that side to Rock Island, as everv
engine now there.including all tbe switch
engines, will be brought over here. This
change will crowd the roundhouse
pretty well, but Master Mecbsn'c Stock
says that he can take care of them all bv
a in ie rearranging.
To make this week interesting in onr
dress goods department we will give
any customer who buys a dress pattern
amounting to $3 or over, the privilege
of buying five yards best slater cambric
lining at one cent per yard. Remember,
best cambric lining one cent a yard,
only with dress goods. A great
50 and 62c plaids, stripes, Bedford
cords, and a great variety of fancy
dress goods all marked down to 39c a
yard for this oocasion. A clean sweep.
A big close out.
We are somewhat overloaded in.
dress goods and we think best to make
the cuts early and while buyers are
plenty. We throw out this week a big
lot of 50c dress goods at 37c a yard
Good assortment. Grab early and get
A big lot of plaids down to 16SC a
yard. A big line all the late shades of
the New Cheveron dress goods. They
g? at 24c a yard
Special values in summer silks and
black silk?. A large lot of black dress
goods of all kinds. Many lines will be
m rked down for this special occasion-
J- E. Montrose, Manager.
MONDAY EVE., APRIL 25.
JOHN BYRON HAMILTON
In Hia Lecture,
LanfloftliB White Czar
Pergonal EemioiDcences of a Journey
Fricef EOc: Hisrh school pnpil Stic. Seat fale
opens tomorrow at Harder notice pharmiry.
A Prominent Molme Citizen Pannes
Away Thin Afternoon.
Dr C. . Piper died at his home in
Mohne shortly before 1 o'clock this after
noon of pneumonia, after a week's illness
lie would have had attained his 50th
year had he survived May 22 next, and
his home had been in Moline since 1805
He was born in Norway and educated at
tbe univtrdty of Christ'ana. During the
war he was stationed at Richmond as as
sistant surgeon. In 1S73 he engaged in
tbe drug business in Moline and contin
ued in the same until 1881, when he sold
out to Henry Sandstrom. He has been de
voted to the practice of medicine ever
since be located in Moline.
He made a great study of electricity
and had invented a number of batteries,
motors and other electrical contrivances.
He was an earnest democrat, and dur-.
ing the past two years was chairman of
tbe democratic city central committeee of
Moline. He was a most estimable and
popular citizen and bore tbe high regard
of all who knew him.
He leaves a wife and two sons.
A Pleasant lcap Year Party.
One of the most pleasant and best car
ried out leap year parties that has occur
red during the season was giyen by the
Rock Island Pleasure club at Turner ball
on Saturday evening. It was planned
and carried out by a committee of three
young ladies. Misses Toney Sanders,
Amelia Meyer and Martha Rahn. Tbe
young ladies made all their own arrange
ments and each lady invited and escorted
her gentleman friend lum his home to tbe
hall, and all were careful to see that there
were no "wall flowers," as is oftimes the
case when the gentlemen do tbe honors.
Tbe affair was a financial, as well as a so
cial succecs. A fine supper was served
at midnight, and the evening was very
agreeably spent by all.
Table glass L-osley, this page.
Aftr the Gup
And after typhoid fever, diphtheria, pneu
monia, or other prostrating diseases,
Hood's Sarsaparilla is just what is needed
to restore the strength and vigor so much
desired to expel all poison from the
blood. It has had wonderfnl success in
many such cases.
Hood's Pills act especially upon too
liver, rousing it from torpidity to its nat
ural duties, cure constipation and assist
A Victory for Kock Island.
Properly adjusted spectacles and eye
glasses are something that Rock Island
has long been in need of.
Prof. H. Hirschberg, the well known
optician of 629 Olive street, St. Louis,
has appointed T. H. Tbomts agent for
his celebrated diamond and non-change
able spectacles and eye-glasses, where a
complete assortment can alway be found;
those in need of properly adjusted spec
tacles and eye-glasses should avail them
selves of this opportunity. Examination
of eyes free of charge.
Quack, quack, quack," said the doc
tor, when be found Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup in the house of almost every ca-
tient, bat his bills decreased and the pc
p s were nappy, rnce 23 cents a pottle.
to select from. Why pay 40 cent
to si.ui rnr wnicn yon can
get tor 10 cents at
C. C. TAYLOR,
1717 Secotd Avenue.
1 o call your attention to a few facto :
Yonr evesicht is priceless the eyes need good
care: improper spectacles are injurious, vou
should rot trust your eyesight to irresponsible
peoaiera oi cneap tpeciaciefl.
H D. FOLSOM
1 m Practical Optician, acd will tnfap pain to
properly fit your pyei Tor every defect of vision
ana win guarantee a perieci nt m every cape.
If k print
mbc tn, flWtrneTjv twstA a 10 tarha. tbvr to t a fat rut
wim shMH m aarracMa matt itmm. nanny kMnwac.
If the lines in this diamond gure do not
appear equally black in all the different
meridians, it indicates a defect cf sight
that causes nervous head-ache and should
be corrected at once. F.yes tested free.
H. D. FOLSOM,
JeweleT and Optician.
Boots and Shoes
Twentieth St., Rock Island.
All goods marked in plain fig.
ures, which will convince
. you that they are the
To direct quick and sharp attention to the largest and cheapest hosiery
steck in the northwest, we will on Monday, Tuesday and Wedesday sell
50 dozen, each ladies' black and fancy stripes hose at 3c a pair. Better
ones at 8, 10 and 12c. Ladies' silk plated hose all this week at 50o a
pair; all colors slates, tans, blue, pink and black. Look at them. You'll
see at once that they are worth much more, nearly double. We expect
this week to be a great hosiery week at our place. Come and see 33
dozen ladies' fast black full regular made seamless hose 1 8c a pair . Real
value, three pairs for $ 1 or $4 psr dozen. Our price this week 18c.
We call special attention to a lot of men's silk half hose in slate, tan and
black, on which we quote the low price of 50c a pair .
1720, 1722 and 1724 8kc okd Arxim.
The Reasons Why the
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
Is the place to buy your shoee:
e can show you the largest and most complete stock in
different styles and prices in tbe three cities,
A few.of our leaders:
Children's Shoes, 25, 30 and PO cents.
Childien's Tip Shoes 95 cents.
Childien's School hors 75 cents
Women's Perge Buskins 40 cenls
Women's Oxfords at all prices.
We have ths best and most stylish $3 cloth top ladies'
shoe that can be produced. Also the largest line of mns
$3 shoes. We aie headquarters for the celebrated unite
skin shoes. Remember the place,
Harper House Block. - ISIS Second Avmue.
Needs a thorough cleansing out in the spring, and
Dr. McKai's Celebrated Blood Parlr
Is the medicine to cleanse it.
Une bottle will convince you that this is a
blood purifier and tonic, and will place your system in
prime condition. Price 75c per bottle at
T. H. Thomas' Drug Store.
P S. Thomas' Pills are goad spring medicine, too.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
mAsm fie QR,
inn nnrw r mitW
J. C. ADAMS. Pres.
W. L- EYSTER. Sec-
For all Kinds of
STORES Bock Island, Moline, Davenport, Eeynolds.
MARBLES for this sale:
8 American agatea for lc
10 chimes for lc
BALLS Rattlers 5c
Chsmpion, a regular 15c ball.... 10c
Boy's dead ball 15c
SEEDS Girden Seeds 3 for 5c
Flower Sees 4s
PENCIL BOX This is a new box
with combination lock, do keys to
get lost, only 10c
Rice Root Scrubs this week 83.
1703 Second Ave.
Our line of Easter Novelties is now
complete. L Prang & Co., are keeping
up their reputation in choice booklets
Our assortment of Easter Celluloid
Novelties is similar to those we bad ia
Valentines, and onlv have to be seen to
be appreciated. Tbey are all finished
with tbe emblems suggestive of the day.
N. B You are invited to call and see
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
1703 and 1705 Second avenue. Telephone No. ltlt.