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R-h the method ana results wnen
Prrup of Fi:rs i9 taken; il is rleasan
nffcsbiiig to tlit ste, and acta
mil yet promptly on the Kidneys,
per and Bezels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, bead-
ties and fevers ana cures naoituai
wgiMiion. Syrup of Figs is the
ju'eed, I'loasincc to the tasto and ac
4tel'le to the stomach, prompt hi
In action r.nl truly beneficial in its
feot3. pronarpd only from the most
keslihv au'l airreeahlo substances, its
rjarv eseolk Jit qualities commend it
lo all ami have made it the most
pWar remedy known.
Jrvrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
aad'Sl bottles v all leading drtig
Airy reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
i-hes to try it- Io not accept any
MUFOSNIJI FIG SYRUP CO.
,!i -XHVISCO. CAL.
J. E KEinV.
T. B. KK1DY.
We still haw a tew desirable
lots in Lj-nde'? additirn Come
at rpiv and secure a beautiful
Fire Icfizracce a Specialty.
1SCS Second Avenue, tipstairs.
Subscribe for Stock
In tli St-cond peries of the
Eom Building and Loan Asso
ciation, of l.'ock Island.
A safVr and better investment
tfcan Guvrrmert Bonds, bp-
cause tht- loans aie made, onlv
npon established values and v.
pays nii.rt- tt an ihiee times as
much iiiterefct besides the
amount invented and the profits
can ph withdrawn at any time.
Money loam d at lowest rat a.
V. A. DONALDSON, secretary.
Orncs. Hm. 3. 4, 5 and 6 H atonic Temple,
Best Line of
A'"! the largest and bet line of
' THE THREE C.TIES.
G. O. HTTr'Trs'P a trTT
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
Glass for the table.
I ha.Ve in st roroivui? o ctiln
l"i8 season's Bhapes and
Hern8in berry sets, four piece
'"l0 nttw, sugar, creamer and
-fvuuer haw a onrl vi
b'dSSware -;t, j
Ucl8 bth pretty and cheap.
Glass is rartirtnlnrlv -riir
a the tab e in spring and sum-
Call and see it?
you like to
G. M. Looblit.
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MERCHANTS TAKE HOLD
liock Island business Men for the
('o'nnitian Enterprise. -
An KiitnuNlamlr Meeting at the I m
prement Konma, at Which
MMM Additional Htork is
Obedient to a call signed by L. S. Mc
Cbe, E D. Kolsom. C. C. McTn tirA anil
Louis Kohn.a meeting of merchants was
held lan evening at the rooms of the
Rock Is and Citizens' Improvement asso
ciation to consider the duties of the busi
ness me a of the city and the action to be
taken by them in view of the approach of
the date for the expiration of the option
on the ( olumbian tract. The meeting
organized with the election of A. C.
Dart as chairman and Will It. Johnson
as seer ;tary. Remarks were made ex
planatory of the object of the meeting by
L S. McCubeaud H. D. Folsom ni tr.
importfnee of the enterprise to retail
merchants was fully emphasized. The
sutiserinion to stock in the exposition
asocia ion. these gentleman held, should
not be regarded as a cift, but more as a
loan 0 investment which will enm
bhCi with interest. Even viewed as a
gift, hrwiv.r, it would be well spent.
E. II . Gujfr, chairman of the solicit
ing committee in Rock Island, made the
followi kg interesting report:
To the merchants of Rock Island, Gen
tlemen. The Columbian e xposition pro-
j ct is the outgrowth of the universal de
sire of all citizens interested in the ad
vancement of the interests of these two
cities, o inaugurate an enterprise that
will fcive our cities the prominence their
merit ( eserves, and that will multiply
and exnd the trade of our merchants,
promo e the interests of our agricultral
neighbor", and conduce to the pleasure
of all. It wis conceived by a committee
of twenty one, charged with the mission
of dev sing the best their joint brains
could hUggesU It has the endorsement
of both business associations, of the en
tire pr "88 and of every citizen.
Altlougul was not a member of the
comm:tiee charged with the planning of
this pro j ct. vet, the Citizens' Improve
mint usstioiation has charged me with the
misMoa of organizing tLe large soliciting
committee appointed to undertake the
onerous duty of placing the stock. I
feel tti I have but poorly discharged the
mission cMrtis'cd to me, and et I can
report that fully 700 c:t zjr.s or Kick
Island have idee ti tied themselves witti
tfce m vement a number large enough
to insure the assembling of a crowd bt
anv mcetiDg we may devise. Unfortu
nate! the amounts subscribed huve been
offered rather as donations than as invest
ments, and it is now manifest that sub
scrip; ons must be taken on a different
basis, or failure is imminent. For the
purp se of demonstrating; lo you mer
chants of Rock Isiand that jour own self
in ere-it t-houid induce you locomplete
th;s !gt.nizalion, that it is of vital inter
est to vou, and that you cannot afford to
let the opportunity slip, this meeting has
been talied. With a view of estimating
the be m fit to the merchants oftheas
scmbl rig of a crowd in the city. I asked
three of the bankers to furnish me with
the amounts of their deposits for the week
of ;he Davenport fair and the week pre
ceding . Each bank was requested to
group the returns in classes, so as not to
be'.rxy the identity of the individual de
positee. I piesent herewith a tible showing all
these reports condensed:
Kor w'k For w'k
Sftt 5 Si in. 14 Increase
Boots, clothier etc. 58,121 as S14.S00 !W S.S.BK1 6S
Booka and station "y 1.H75 79 S.L'6."i IS l.SsS 4S
.-' 75 4,Tri Ml l,USi I'S
a,l'47 01 4,4--4 IK! 1.177 (HI
4,7J2 18 10.CS0 Si 5.57S ttl
sso no a.io" o 1.477 oo
2,(118 4!1 6,85.1 7t S.:r SO
8.4r 55 7.1 i-j oo s.or 4:.
wo oo sir, no us oe
Dry ci ode
Ti tat $Aj,8Sl 1 67,SS4 BS 13,013 o
Th s shows an average gain of 12 per
cenlto each merchant, a gain of 154 per
cei,t'olhe hotels and restaurants, a gain
of 153 per cent to the saloons. If we
could stil! further dissect tbe figures we
woull find that the gain of the restau
rants was about 30 per cent while that of
the h 3te!s would be at lest 100 per cent.
If tb'3 figures embraced the deposits of all
busii ess men, I do not doubt but we
would have a showing of $30, COO instead
of $13 043, and as a g-eat mi ny people
who were benefitted by this fair do not
deposit at all, we can safely adi f 5.0(H).
D jul'tlets many of the depositors drew
largely i n their swollen receipts to pay
billB so that we could count on $5,000
not leacbiDg the banks at all. Then add
t!ie receipts ci the street railway and fer
ry boat, and we bdow up at least $50,000
in cash brought into the city in a single
week by a fair held four miles from our
limit i in a foreign state, and with thous
ends of our own citizsns taken put of
Wao will venture to place a limit on the
beneit the tride of this city would ex
perie nee from a fair held in the heart of
our i ty. on the best grounds that can be
foun i any where, with unrivaled trans
portation facilities, a fair that would
draw tbe largest attendance of any in the
nort iwestT Such a result is worthy the
organized effort of the merchants of the
city to secure it. When we also have
the prospect of securing several trotting
meetinog during the season, a semi
monthly horse sale that will draw t arm
era for 80 miles about, who will spend
the proceeds of their horses in our stores
w:ien we are effecting an organ iz .tion
that will develop tbe possibilities of this
city as a center fcr excursions and for
encampments, civic and military, and
that will especially look after excursions
front Chicago at a lime when that city 's
filled with prospectors from all parts of
the world looking for locations in this
western country. I claim that
it is a demonstrs ed fact tiat
the merchants of tils city can
not afford to let this undertaking fail. No
one will place the increase of business
that would result at less than 1 100,000
for each city. If the merchants could
spet d $7,000 in advertising and thereby
en n $100,000 in trade they would con
aider their money well spent. It will
yaas akchjb, Wednesday, apkil 27, -
only cost $7,000 to cum th sf.
the whole $100,000 if the fair would not
make a single dollar profit.
However, the beauty of the enterprise
is that it will not onlv be self sustaining
but actually profitable. This is proven
J lUB ci mat our old fair, without any
transportation facilities and with only
half the people, was a very profitable
ioe8nment for two years after- raying a
12. 000 premium list. It is proven by
the success of the Davenport fair on in
ferior grounds farthet from the heart of
Davenport than our own grounds in
clearing over $50,000 in two years, and
doubtless much morn, if ia mnM
secure the actusl figures, which the ex
cessive modestV Of ths manacomt
ithbolds. But a fair tht hu.a nrrwon ts.
have increased the deposits of the mer.
chants of a neighboring city to the ex
tent of S23 000
tainly a big thing for Dayenport. and
conclusively a successful fair, and proflt-
ouic iu me siocanoiuers.
I Will give Vou S'lrh items ua T k... nt
travel through Rock Island du-.inethat
The travel over th Mnlin Tt.t, ,.; Ox
bridge was 200 vehicles in September in
excess of August, thouf h the lmtor rn
camp meeting month. There was an ex
cess of 1,000 teams over our Rock river
bridges during that week. Counting
three persons to a vehicle we have 1,200;
ine vs., is. os l. it u. sold excursion
tickets. 1.133: MilwaukPA . Sr P,1
182; VerneSwain, 600;Rock Island Peo
ria, l.aiHj; Hock Island road about3 0t0;
total, 7 615. A:l transportation com
panies that have been asked have fur
nished reports except the Rock Is'and
road. During this week the travel over
the bridge cars was, 22,000; the ferry,
10,000; over the bridge by government
report, toot passengers, 7,886; teams
1 575, at three passengers to each, 4.725;
Ruck Island road special fair train (prob
ably as much ts street car?), 22 000. The
aboye figures are not the total travel, but
the excess over the previous week making
a total attendance from this side of the
river of 74,026.
If Ioa fun ished as much more, and it
probably did better, we can count an at
tendance of 150 O00 people. Every one
eif these people paid at least 50 cents tor
admission, making a gross revenue of
$75,000 to the company. On such
grounds as ours we can d much better
With these facts before you you cannot
donbt that the slock will be a paying in
vestment. You are thus off red an opportunity of
co operation in the wy of securing trade,
that is astounding in its promised
results, that will not be an expen e
but a profitable invis ment I pre
sent tbe figures to you for action. Ac
tion on the part of the merchants is es
sentia', for the committee can go no
farther. Oa the basis of donations (a
truly false base-) we present joj with a
list of $30,000. Enough have agreed to
double to make it 50 000 But who will
do the worn? T. e committees are ex
hausted, the workers are daily dropping
out, and the few persh'ent ones left are
not equal to the task of passing tbe list
around again. It needs the work of a
great many. If ihe merchants nere will
join forces and guarantee a large enough
block of stock to insure success, the com
mitters will work sg n and make the
list fully $50,000. A block of $20 000
oucht to be jointly underwritten by you
merchants. That witl make $70 000
woiine nas tu.UOO now, and if they see
we are determined to organize they will
hustle into the band wagon with at least
10,000 more. That will leave only $10,
000 to raise in the country, and that can
easily he done. To do this all we need
is a guarantee that our lab. rs will not be
thown away that a successful consuma
tion is insured.
You have the facts and figures before
you in their aggr gate; you can realiz?
the vital importance of the nrnipct? von
.1 ' j
can measure your individual gains during
ine uavenpori iair week ana you can
then multiply by 10 and vou will then
have discounted the profit. I trust there
is enterprise sufficient in the combined
merchants of Rock Islmd to devise ways
and means with Moline indifferent
with the committees discouraged by the
donation basis of the subscriptions, it
rests with thft mpri-hfinta tnMmp f irvarrt
by some joint undertaking and give it its
Poil Mitchell reiterated tbe views ex
pressed by him in bis interview in Thk
Argus recently. He believed it not only
a safe investment, but that it would offer
dividends eventually. He spoke of the
advantages of the agricultural features.of
the unequalled locality and held that if the
present opportunity is not now embraced
it will never come again. The $1,000 al
ready invested should not be considered as
a donation, although it could be cheerfully
given away in the interest of the cause.
Tbe vi al point now to be considerel is tbe
securing of the property. The benefit to
trade would far exceed the estimate maite
by the report of Mr. Guyer
Remarks were made oy L. S. McCabe,
Eli Mosenfelder and L.Simon m favor of
taking a decided stand.anda motion made
by Mr. Mitchell that it be the sense of the
meeting that ways and means be devised
to make the subscriptions sufficient to
purchase the land and carry out the pro
jact as originally designed.
Tbe motion prevailed by a rising vote,
Eli Mosenfelder moved that those pres
ent pledge whatever Increase in their sub
scriptions they could make, and the meet
ing endorsed the idea. .
-vvun ine consent oi Dir. L.ynae we
will increase oar's $500." said Mr. Mitch
"The plan is satisfactory to me," spoke
in Mr. Lynde
"I will double my subscription," said
-Raise M. & K. from $200 to $ 500."
said Mr. Mosenfelder.
' Multiply our original subscription of
100 by five," broke in L. Simon.
"Well double ours, making it $6t0."
said A. C. Dart
"My subscription may be increased to
fire share," said Aid. B, F. Knox.
Tbe roll of those present for subscrip
tions was called and all present who had
not subscribed already, did so, while
others doubled their first subscriptions
the result being that the following
amounts independent of previous sub
scriptions were p'edged in a ft w moments'
S McPabe $rai C C Mclntira . .
tcheli A: I.vnrii t u v..vn..in
'turn A Mi,snefeld'r 400 J B Klmmer ..."
"roisora no F Wollmsnn...
UnOX Ml V l)Hnh.r
It's Snnft T..l.
lo?enfel(ter& Kohn 300 S Arndt 800
ivi anncrwm Bierera ao
Lloyd&stewart ... 50 A Horo 10
n Junneon no TIBeecber 50
I. I.lnaart .1 1 . , 1 . . ...
Charlei! Oswald 30 w Enter "0
fcherer 80 Charles McHiiEh.... 50
Mr Mosenfelder was for making anoth-
pull in hopes of rei.chinu the is 000 or
$10,000 mark right there, but those pres
ent thought best to wait until the other
merchants were seen.
Mr. McCabe proposed a fund to have
solicitors if ceceisarv. and headed it with
$25, the total amount contributed being
This morning L. S. McCabe.Eli Mosen
felder, H. D. Folsom and Willinm Stew
art constituting a merchants' committee,
arted out to see every merchant in town
and at noon reported having placed the
following number of shares during the
ltim Jt DrirTeil
3 Mrs A B Johnson.
5 W A Pmil 111
5 eieorpi- Scimeide.- 5
2 A 11 Thompson 9
10 C C Triitdale 2
5 L'ms A Smith 1
r. rhiiid er On
1 J Kamser Son 2
iO lncksieadt 2 R Cmrnnton R
A'"1''0 1 ('('Tavhir 1
CMclntlre 15 KauVlJvines 5
loiias Bear Jt Co 5 Miss Minnie Davidson 3
t Duvidann 3
Kirer Kipl t.
The Sidney will be up Friday night.
The Mary Morton is due down Satur
Tbe Verne Swain came down and the
. J. Whitney, VerneSwain and E. Rut-
ledge psssi d up.
The stage of water at tbe Rock Island
bridge at noon today was 4 95; the tem
perature WMi 7 1.
Elward Bcrge.i. engineer on the Verne
Swuin, has moved his family to Clinton
on account of the boat lavins there at
night. He will probably return here in
K mekel Kus have yon seen him?
Tts Excellent Quanf.ns
Commend to public appmyai the Call
fircia liquid firuit r.midv t'yrup of Fig?.
It :s pleasing to tbe eye, and tc the taste
-td tiy Rcticg ceutiy on the kidntys. liver
and bowels it cleanses the system effect
ually, ttcrebv vromoting the henlth and
po-r.fort c. " wto i re't '
It is Not What We Say.
But what Hood's SarsaparilU does, that
makes it sell, and has given it such a firm
and lasting hold upon the confidence of
the people. The voluntary statements
of thousands of peopla prove beyond
question that this preparation possesses
wonderful medicinal power.
Hood's Tills cure constipation by re
storing the perisialtic action ef the. ali
mentary canal. They are the best family
The prostration after :hegnp is en
tirelv overcome hy Hood'd Sarsaparil'.s
It rei'ity does make tbe weak strong.
to eelcct 'rom. Why pay 40 cents
wji.wiiiir nicu yon can
get lor 10 cents at
C. C. TAYLOR,
171" Secot d Avenne.
1oc:tll your attention to a few facts:
Yoar evrsisht Is priceless the eyes need good
care ; Improper sjiectacles are ii Jnrions. vou
should I ot trust your eyesight to irresponsible
peddlers of cheap spectacles.
H D. FOLSOM
I a Practical Optician, ard will late pains to
properly fit your eyes 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
meridians, it indicates a defect of sight
that causes nervous head-ache and cfcould
be corrected at once. Eyes tested free.
H. D. I0LS0M,
Jeweler and Optician.
SWSMaMI,llM,nlM In hrtt DnlaiMMIM
Ate SnU k samns 9nk I i.m a. mil, atet Urn ca
To make this week interesting in our
aoguuuauepiinmeiit we win give
t customer who buvs a dress nai
oiuuunung io a or over, the privilege
of buying five yards best slater cambric
lining at one cent per yard. Remember,
bestcambrio lining one cent a yard,
only with dress goods. A great
50 and 62c plaids, stripes, Bedford
cords, and a err at r.. -
dress goods all marked down to 39c a
yra jor tms occasion- A clean sweec
big close out-
t qU1Ck ,nd Sarp attention to the largest and cheapest hosiery
stock in the northwest, wa will on Monday, Tuesday and Wedesday sell
oo 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 35
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 1 8c
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 50o a pair.
1720. 1722 and 1724 Pkcond Avkitc.
The Reasons Why the
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
Is th place to bay your shoee:
e can show you the largest and most complete stock in
different t-tyleB and prices in the three cities,
A few of our leader :
Children' Shoes, 25, 30 and W cents.
Childien's lip Shoes 95 cents.
Children's School fho-s 75 cents.
Worn en's Serge Buskins 40 cents.
Women's Oxfords at all prices.
We have th bf et and most stylish $3 cloth top ladies'
shoe that can be produred. Also the largest line of man's
$3 shoes. Weaie headquarters for the celebrated mule
skin shoes Remember the place,
Harper House Block.
Needs a thorough cleansing out in the spring, and
Dr. McKann's Celetotefl Blood Purifier
Is the medicine to cleanse it.
One bottle will convince you that this is a great
blood purifier and tonic, and will place your system in
prime condition. Price 75c per bottle at
T. H. Thomas' Drug Store.
P S. Thonus' Pills ara good spring medicine, too.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
STORES -Bock Island, Moline, Davenport, Reynolds.
MARBLES for this sale:
8 American agates for lc
10 chimes for lc
BALLS Rattlers 5c
Champion, a regular 15c ball.... Kb
Boy's dead ball 15c
SEEDS G .rden Seeds 3 for 5c
Flower Sees 4c
PENCIL BOX This is a new box
with combination lock, co keys to
get lost, only 10c
SPECIAL 8 ALE.
Rice Root Scrubs this week 8s.
1703 Second Ave.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
1703 and 1705 Second avenue. Telephone No. 1211.
We are somewhat overloaded in
dress eoods and wo think- hc
the cuts early and while buyers are
DlentV. We throw nnt tlile .
lot of50o dress goods at 37c a yard
Good assortment. Grab early and get
first pick. s
A big lot of Dlaids down tn lfiuo .
yard. A biff line nil thn Into ch,.. e
the New Cheveron dress goods. They
SDecial values in
black silk?. A large lot of black dress
suuusuiauKmas, wiany lines will be
u uown lor mis special occasion.
1818 Second Avenue.
J.C. ADAMS, Pres
W. L. EYSTER. Sec
For all Kinds of
Our line of Easter Novelties is now
complete. L Prang & Co., are keeping
up their teputation in choice booklets
Our assortment of Easter Celluloid
Novelties is similar to those we bad in
Valentioes, and onlv have to be seen to
be appreciated. Tbey are all finished
with tbe emblems suggestive of the day.
N. B. You axe invited to call and see