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MOTTDAI, MA if
Both the method and results when
of Fi?3 is taken; it is pleasant
refreliS t0 tnt ,aste an(i act3
E t!y yet promptly on the Kidneys,
er and Bovels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
,che' and fevers and cures habitual
tcrtipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
JiicM, pleasing to the tasto and ao
reptal'le to tho stomach, prompt in
its i action and truly beneficial in its
effect?, prepared only from the most
bealth'v and agreeable substances, its
majr excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
pviular remedy known.
vrup of Pip? is for sale in 50c
and"$l bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wi-hes to try it- I)o Dot accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
U 'RAVCISCO. cu
IMs-as " HE'' kj? .
T. B. RKIDY.
We still have a few desirable
lots in Lynde'e addition Come
at once and se lire a bnauiifu
Fire Insurance a Specialty.
1803 Second Avenue, upstairs.
Subscribe tor Stock
In the Second series of the
Horn' Building and Loan Asso
ciation, of Hock Island.
a Buif-r aim ueuer JEvesrnieiu
a r - j v . : a. a.
than GoverrjmeLt Bonds, be
cause tie loans are made only
upon established valnes and it
pays more than tbiee times as
much interest besides the
amount inveMed and the profits
can be withdrawn at any time
money loam-d at lowest rates.
K. A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
Ornci. Iio. mf 3. 4. 5 and 6 11 agonic Temple.
Best Line of
CARPETS AND FURNITUR
AnJ t!ie largest and bet line of
IN" THE THREE CiTIES.
G. 0. HUCKSTAEDT.
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
Glass for the table.
J have just received a supply
of this season's shapes and
patterns in berry Bets, four piece
8ets (butter, sugar, creamer and
spooner), bowls and other table
glass ware, which include many
articles both pretty and cheap.
Glass ia particularly pretty
0n tlle tab'.e in spring and sum
ttf- Wouldn't you like to
call ana see it?
Q. M. Looblst.
1608 second avinne.
1, M. C. A. DAY.
nte resting Exercises in the City
The Eighth Anniversary of the Local
Wllh Instructive Addressee.
Y eterday was Y. M. C. A. day in the
Prot 38 1 ant churches of Rock Island. The
exeroises were commemorative of the
eigb:h anniversary of the local organiza
tion. Io all of the churches where thean
pecial services were held prominent
worterswere present from abroad and
poke, ant) In each church a report care
fully prepared by the energetic and pop
ular local secretary, O. C. Blakeslee, was
read showing that there had been 54 reg
ular gospel and nraver meetings Hnrlncr
the year, with an average attendance of
85, an increase of 15 per cent over the
A regular meeting for boys only has
bee held each Sunday with an average
attendancj of 15. Forty-two new mem
hern have been Bdded during the year,
making a total of 133- The rooms are
open daily, ond 36 young men have vis
iteel the rooms daily on an average.
One thousand six bundre-J baths h RVA
beea taken during the year. Tne U9e of
the vacant lot next to the buildinc- has
been secured for out door sports and
plans for the same have been prepared.
IN THE MORNING.
In the morning at the Central, G. T.
Coshead, of St. Louis, delivered an excel
lent address, presenting the relation of
the Y. M. C. A. to the church in devel
op ng young workers for practical church
wcrk, and Its relation to the home in fur .
nuhing young men with attractions
which draw them away from the evils
wl.ich surround their paths through life
n a word it gives them the safest asso
ciations and associates. In business life
it develops honesty and integrity, and
better fits them for the duties of business.
At the First Methodist John H.
Elliott, of Minneapolis, took as a basis
for his remarks: Matt. 12-13. "How
aijcu, men, Better is a Man I baa a
SI eep.' He spoke of this being the day
of organization along all lines, and that
through organization allgreat monuments
w :re being made. The Y. M. C. A. was
ar. organization to lift up the young men
of our country. He showed at length
tte inestimable value of young men and
the work of the Young Men's Christian
association in saving them to useful and
noble manhood. In closing he referred
to the great need of a completed "fold,"'
ai.tl one that may in Eome measure cope
with the powers of evil that surround the
young men of a city.
At the Broedway L. W. Merser, of
Ci-icago, spoke of his personal exper-
ii nee. The Y. M. C. A. he said had ar
rived at a stage of existence where men
looked upon it as a work of necessity.
Men who for years have watched the ac
t yity of the christian young men thus
landed together, have enlisted in its
1 earty support. Young men are con
stantly seeking associations. Whether or
ganized or unorganized, there is a de-
nand for certain asssciations. Young
men going into the larger cities, imme
diately look for companions. The world
is not slow to recognizs their wants and
provides for them attractions and evil
practices which are a snare to their feet,
and continued in is sure to blast their en
ire lives. The Y. M. C. A. Is organized
to extend to young men a helping hand,
to assist them in finding employment, es
tablisning educational classes, ass'st them
in developing sound bodies through the
gymnasium and to place them under
proper religious influence.
At the First Baptist church L. H. Burt,
college secretary of the Y. M. C. A,
spoke. The work of the Y. M. C. A., he
said, was to furnish parlors for conversas
tion and. games, reading rooms for in
struction and a gymnasium for exercise.
These are to attract the young men that
we rtay save them.
At the United Presbyterian, H. C.
Wilson, of Bloommgton, spoke and at
the Christian, G. Hase, of Galesburg, and
both made strong addresses.
THE AFTEBNOON MEETINGS.
The meeting for young men at the
Methodist church was well attended and
of great interest. L. W. Messer spoke
on "Life's Greatest Problem," making a
strong appeal to those present to stand as
christian men. O. H. Creel sang two
selections with marked effect. Many re
mained to the after meeting.
The bovs' meeting was held in the
Christian church and was led by G. Hass
A good song service preceded the address
on "Christ as a Boy." and bis love to all
A number of boys professed conversion
At the Baptist church they were ad
dressed by F. H. Burt on the "Oppor
tunities and Influence of Women," and
H. C. Wilson on the "Object and Strength
of the Ladies' Auxiliary." Much interest
was manifest and the auxiliary will no
doubt receive large additions to its mem'
bership as a result.
THIS EVENING MEETINGS .
Union mass meeting was held in the
First M. E. church last evening under the
auspices of the Young Men's Christian
association. President G . M . Loosley, of
the association, took charge of the ser
ices. The services opened by congrega-
, t on singing, "All Hail the Power of Jesus'
Name." after which prayer was offered
by Rev. Marquis, of the Broadway. "A
Charge to Keep I Have," was then sung,
and' after scripture reading, the first
speaker of the evening was introduced,
being George T. Coxshead. of St. Louis.
His subject was, "What is the Young
Men's Christian Association?" making
very clear the point that it is a christian
home for young men, comparing it with
the ideal home of the individual. In that
home the young man finds the education,
the health cr physical department of
worfc, social amusements, and for the
spiritual welfare of its friends
and members, it being the crown
ing work of the association. It was a
strong, forcible and clear address. After
singing by the quartette the next speaker
of the evening was L. W. Messer. of Chi
cago, whose talk was principally an earnest
and strong appeal to the citizens of Rock
Iiland to take such an interest In the
work as to help financially in it. He
urged the wealthy as well as the poor
class to identify themselves with this in
stitution, and thought it a great privilege
so to do. Sisters, wives and mothers
were appealed to to clasp hands with the
ladies' auxiliary and go forward in. the
work. An earnest address was given
and attentive listeners was the result.
After singing by a male quartette a col
lection was taken to defray the expenses.
Benediction was pronounced by Rev.
A. D. S perry bad charge of the union
meeting at the Central Presbyterian
church last evening, and after a few ap
propriate remarks introduced A. M. Bru
ner, one of the pioneer workers of the
association, now of the state secretarial
force. He centered his remarks around
the thought, "Does it Pay?1' referring,
of course, to the work gene-ally, and
showing that definite results have been
secured tbrougu the united and conse
crated workers and citizens of the city.
It had stamped its influence on the lives
of not a few of the christian young men
of Rock Island, who have gone out from
its membership and consecrated their
lives to the Master's service in the minis
try and missionary field. Our pastors
will bear testimony to the effective ser
vice of the young men of their respective
churches, acquired through the training
they received in association work.
J. II Elliott said that his work was of
a forma'ive character, no longer an ex
periment, bad been tried and found ne
cessary to effective christian service. Its
evangelical test, its only creed, and its
platform without denominational line3
What commends it? It is thoroughly
christian in its principle and methods and
characterized by common sense. It is
definite and specific, seeking to interest
all classes of young men through legiti
mate attractions. It is aggressive,
pushes and trains young men spiritually.
socially, intellectually and physically.
It is practical and business-like in its
methods. It is world-wide in its sympa
thies, a perfect brotherhood belting the
globe; the hand of assistance extended in
all countries and the isles of the sea. It
is universal in its adaption to the needs
of young men. It is loyal to the word of
God, the church and humanity.
The successful melodnroa, "Alone in
London" is to be presented at Harpers
theatre tomorrow night. The company
comes with all its scenic effects and
strong cast, and will no doubt pack the
Lew Dockstader's latest and greatest
hit in the way of a song is entitled.
Asked to be Excused." It has made an
immense bit everywhere. He will sing it
at the Burtis at Davenport tomorrow
night on the appearance of the famous
Dockstader minstrel organization. Harry
J. Clapham, tho popular manager of the
company, will be welcomed by his many
The A. J. Whitney, Inverness, West
Rambo, Pilot and C. W. Cowles each
troueht down eight strings of logs, and
the F. C. A. Denkmann brought down
The Verne Swain came down and the
West Rambo, A. J. Whitney, R. J
Wheeler, Pilot and Verne Swain passed
The temperature al the Rock Island
bridge at noon today was 63; and the
stage of water 5.45.
The Colombian Proj ct.
Tonight the Twin-City Columbian com
mittee of 21 meets in Moline to take final
action relating to the Columbian exposi
tion, the Rock Island members leaving
the rooms of the Improvement association
at 7:80 o'clock.
The local soliciting committee will also
meet at the Improvement rooms this eve
Portland. Oregon, and Return.
On May 9 to 14 inclusive, the C, R. I
& P. will sell tickets to Portland at
rate of one fare for the round trip. Fi
nal limit 00 days.
F. H. Pldmmer, Ticket Agent.
No isw the time to take a good tunic
medicine. Hood's Sarsaparilla possesses
the greatest merit, and is a popular lav
For beauty, for comfort, lor improve
ment of the complexion, use ouly Poz
soni's Powder; there is nothing equal to it
THE AVENUE PAVING.
Talk of Suspending Operations al
What Contractor Edwards Hays on
the nabjeet An Outrage on the
City That Will Probably
. Sot Oeror.
Of late there haye been rumors afloat
of a determination on the part of the
contractors in charge of the Moline ave
nue pavement to cease operations at
Thirty-eighth street, and devote the sum
mer to valuable contracts which the firm
has in Davenport and Streator, the ex
planation of such a move being that the
contractors have until December to com
plete the work, and meanwhile have no
interest on the investment required to
carry it. The thought of such a disposi
tion on the part of the contractors has
Caused considerable indignation, for to
thus desert the city after leaving the main
thoroughfare of travel between the two
cities in an almost impassable conditio n
all winter, seems very much like adding
insult to Injury.
Mr. Edwards, of the contracting firm of
E J wards & Walsh, was seen by an Ar
gus reporter on the proposed move, and
said: "We will decide the matter this
week. We have until December to
complete the work and can stop
now if we wish to. The terms of our con
tract with the city are not such ss to offer
any inducement to put in our time here
when we can work elsewhere. Further
more we have to contend with a dearth of
local brick for bottom course, owing to the
scarcity of men in the yards. As far as I
am concerned, however, I am for going
ahead with the work and finishing it up
right away. With weather conditions
favorable, we could do it in two months,'
time, and that is what I am in favor of
So it seems that there is a difference of
opinion in the firm of Edwards & Walsh
and that the Rock Island member is for
treating Rock Island fairly and in acting in
good faith. It remains to be seen which
one carries his point on a question of such
vital interest to the city. As far as the
conditions of the contract are concerned.
the firm knew tbem full well when it un
dertook the work and what was expected
The Argus does not think the contrac
tors can afford to treat Rock Island shab
bily in this matter, and it does not think
Edwards & Walsh will be guilty of what
would be regarded as a public outrage.
THE WORK GOES.
Since the aboye was written Mr
Walsh, junior member of the contract
ing firm of Edwa-ds & Walsh, was seen.
Mr. Walsh stated that the firm could not
possibly continue the work until better
weather comes and that thev had decided
to give up here for a month or two. It
would cost the firm $2 000 he said to
continue now, and it was not fair to
exact that. The Al gus .man ex
plained that wh'.le there was no detire to
see the firm lose money, nevertheless
that if the firm ceased operations there
would be a manifestation of popular in
dignation, both by the press and people
that would not be gratifying to the firm
Hearing this Mr. Walsh said "we don't
want to do that, and if the case is as you
represent it, the wors goes ahead with
out interruption. You can say that that
decision is just this minute reached. Not
five minutes ago I told the mayor we
would 'carry out our previous intention
and withdraw for a short period, and the
mayor knows it is with us whether we go
ahead now or not. But from this minute
it goes ahead without delay of any kind
You can say that in your paper tonight.1
Tna Argcs is happy in making this an
nouncement, and equally happy is it in
knowing that peace is to continue in the
house of Edwards & Walsh and with our
people. So may it always be.
J. E. Montrose, Manager.
' ONE NIGHT ONLY.
TUESDAY, MAY 3.
WM. DE SHETLEY'S
Original Bcenerj and Costnmes. Six Cnccct
Price S5c, 50c and 75c Seats on sale at Har
per nonae pnarmacj Saturday. April 10.
Rurtis Opera House,
TUESDAY, MAY 3.
LEW . T
A Snpcrb Company of Comedians, Refined Mln
stre's and its Greatest Victory.
See Dockstader as Our President,
And hear him sing, I Asked to be Excused
Don't mlfs Mclntyre and Heath's
' "HOTEL PUNCH DE LEON."
Prices f 1 00. 15. SO and f-c. Seat on 'sale at
A lucky purchase of ours will be"of
some consequence to the trade during
the month of May.
we place on sale Monday a lot of fine
toilet soap at prices not before heard
1,000 lone bars fine transparent
toilet soap (our own brand) at 3c per
bar. You can see it's a big bargain
without looking twice.
two gross of special fine Turkish
bath soap 4c per cake
Two gross of the new sanitary soap
5c per cake.
500 cakes of the celebrated Victoria
soap at 5c. - .
Oat meal soap 8c
Genuine white castile soap 4c and 8c
Cold cream and marshmallow snun:
Bay leaf, spermaceti and lavender
soaps all at 1 lc per cake.
everyone knows that the crioe on
these fine soaps is 20 and 25c a cake.
imitation Pears' unscented soap 7c.
Imitation Pears' perfumed soap 8c
Cape May boqnet soap 18c
Fine carbolic soap 10c-
Cuticura 17c or 50c per box.
Cocoa soap, good. 3c per cake.
ALL THIS WEEK we shall sell the
justly celebrated BUTTERMILK
SOAP at 7c
Any customer may buy six cakes.
The Reasons Why the
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
Is tha place to bay your shoes:
e can show you the largest and most complete stock in
different styles and prices in the three cities,
A few of our leaders:
Children's Shoes, 25, 30 and EO cents.
Childien's lio Shoes 93 cents.
Children's School Sho-s 75 cents
Wom-n's Ferge Buskins 40 cen.'s.
Women's Oxfords at all prices.
"We have tha best and most stylish $3 cloth top ladies'
shoe that can be produced. Also the largest line of m?n's
$3 shoes. "We aie headquarters for the celebrated mule
skin shoes Remember the place,
Harper House Block. - 1S18 Second Avenue.
Needs a thorough cleansing out in the spring, and
Dr. McKWs Celratefl 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'
P. S. Thomas' Pills are good
Adams Wall Paper Co.
STORES Beck Island, Moline, Davenport, Beynolds.
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 8 for 5c
Flower Seer's 4:
PENCIL BOX This isa new bor
with combination lock, no keys to -get
lost, only 10c
Rice Root Scrubs this week 82.
1703 Second Ave.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
1703 ud 1705 Second avenue. ' Telephone No. 1218.
For you in this lot.
38 dozen fancy colors, polka dot silk
handkerchiefs, 21x21 inches; others
a?k 75c for them; our price has been
50c We got the bargain and put the
whole lot out this week for 25c apiece.
Three great bargains. A big lot of
ladies white hemstitched handker
chiefs at 5c each.
A big lot hemstitched with fancy
colored borders, 6c.
50 dozen embroidered hemstitched
handkerchiefs go at 1 Oc apiece. ,
Remember these are prizes.
Sales of jackets, blazers and reefers
during the past few days has encour
aged us to telegraph out another trav
eling salesman's line of samples which
we shall sell same as last week. We
give you a positive saving on every
garment of 30 per cent, and on many of
them we can sell 50 per cent below the
regular selling price. If you call early
in the week you will be able to save
enough to take some stock in the
Columbian exposition enterprise and
boom our city.
1720. 1722 and 1724 Record Avsirug
spring medicine, too.
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 booklet
Oar assortment of Easter Celluloid
Novelties is similar to those we bad In
Valentines, and onlv have to be seen to
be appreciated. They are all finished
with the emblems suggestive of tbe day.
N. B. You are invited to call and see
r.iute s leitpnou no. xu.