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Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and ad 3
gently yet promptly on the Kidney
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head -aches
and fevers and cures habitat 1
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its hind ever prr -duced,
pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the fctomach, prompt in
it? action and truly beneficial in ii 3
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, i1 s
nianvexctllent qualitiescommend t
to all and have made it the mo t
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 7f c
bottles by all leading druggists
Any reliable druggist who may not
have it on hand will procure it
promptly for any one who wish -s
to try it. Manufactured only bv the
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO, ,
SAN FBANOISCO, GAL.
t-OUISVILUE, KY. NEW YORK, N. Z
Best Line of
CARPETS AMD FURNITURE
And the larsric t ami bst line of
IN TOE THREE CiTIES.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave
J. E. RKIOT.
W now have p 1110 fir-t-r1f hart?nins in rn
estftte which will net all the way from 8 to 10 pet
cent fn the inventrnent. It wjj be to tin- intercut
of piiTtie- who have tbe:r money placed at a le-e
"te or in'erest to rail anu oxHimneth t- harcair
IJoom 4. Ifltchell & Lynda l.uildim:. irronwi
To reduce my stock of
will place on sale for the next 80 dajs
U f-r tiro otnj'L- rt nr 111 innrTT rnn1o t
i-umes. it win pay you to can an i
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MISS KATE BYRNES,
1709 Second Avenue.
Glass for the table.
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and see it?
Q. M. LiOOBLBY.
THE GREAT VALLEY.
The Government Engineers on an
The Steamer 1'atrol and the Duty of
Her I'rew-A Scientific Survey
of the Hiaslssippl.
For some weeks a new craft has been
in the waters of the Mississippi here
abouts. The boat is the government
steamer, Patrol. Her crew is in charge
of Capt Hockbridge and Engineer Stew
art of the regular army corps, who are
making a systematic metrical survey of
the valley of the Mississippi from the
gu'.f to the source of the great siream.
The Patrol is of fair proportions, bein g
110 feet long and 30 feet wide, and is ad
mirably equipped and adapted for the
use to which it is put, beiDg devoted ex
clustly to the service of a government
The engineering party is at present
working on the rapids in the vicinity of
Hnmpton. Triangular suryeys are made
from bluff tobluff.or about a mile and a
half out from uther Bhore and are taken
preparatory to making soundings of the
stream which will probably be com
menced along in August.during the peri
od of low water. The surveys and
soundings are made to furnish the data
necessary for preparing a topographical
map of the valley.
No chart of this kind has ever been
made of the Mississippi valley and the
powers that be at Washington have
determined to procure a complete topo
graphical map of the valley from the
river's source to its mouth. Gen. Com
stock, head of the river commission, is
personally superintending the undertak
ing, which has already been in progress
for several years, and a map of the lower
river extending from the Gulf of Mexico
to the Ohio river is already completed.
A vast amount of labor is required to
finish the map, two years being the time
in which any part of it can be perfected
after the surveys are made . The cost of
this enterprise cannot be approximated,
but it is evidently prodigious enough to
make a noticeable inroad on the national
treatury, sums being appropriated for the
purpose from time to time by congress as
they are needed.
At the present rate at which the work
is being carried forward it will require
four or five years at least to reach the
headwaters of the Mississippi.
The Patrol and its force were pressed
into this scrvioe a year ago last April and
since then have been working up from
Alton, 111., to Hannibal, Mo., besides do
inc extra work demanded by the interests
of nav:giition hbove the latter point
When the season of navigation closed
with the advent of ice, the boat and crew
left for souhern waters, going as far
south as Donalc'sonville, lift and spent
the winter in locating shore lines, where
the backs and leyees caved in, so that
tbey could be repaired and rebuilt.
Capt Hcckbridge is in command of the
bost and Charles E. Stewart is in charge
of the survey, and they started out on
April 26 to commence the survey above
New Boston. The engineering corp6 con
sists of five or six engineers and twice as
many rod men and ax men.
The typographical map will be of the
utmost value to the government when
completed, as it will furnish a veritable
cyclopedia of information in regard to the
Father of Waters, besides permanently
determining the channel of the river, fix
ing the exact boundary of river states and
suggesting the points in its course where
a goodly portion of the river and harbor
appropriation can be used to the best ad-,
vantage in improving the great central
artery of commerce.
Numerous disputes have arisen over
the rights of different states to tax
islands in the river, as the channel con
tinually varies, and an island which is
considered a part of one state at one time
may be in another in the course of a few
years. Islands are constantly increasing
in value, because of the growing demand
for agricultural purposes . Costly litiga
tion has resulted from these contentions
over boundary liDes, and with the channel
once definitely located this trouble will
have an end.
The Manor Habit.
Menu sana in corpore tana. "A healthy
mind in a healty body" was the cry of
the ancients, but how much more is it a
necessary cry of today. Human desires
have kept pace with advancing know
ledge, until we are at this time slaves to
our morbid appetites. As a race we in
herit this tendency to stimulation and
our methods of living but add to the
evil . It is impossible to have a healthy
brain if we drink, for it is a diseased
brain that craves liquor, and liquor de
stroys the body as well as the mind. To
those who are victims of this terrible
craving we say, come, come and we will
cure you and restore to you a healthy
mind in a healthy body. Come and talk
it over with us . Consultation is free,
and eyery thing confidential. The Mor
rell Liquor Cure Institute, Buf ord Block.
The pleasant effect and perfect safety
with which ladies may use the California
liquid laxative Syrup of Figs, under all
conditions, makes it their favorite remedy.
To get the true and genuine article, look
for the name of the California rig syrup
Co., printed near the bottom of the pack
age. , .
WAS MARY MARTIN.
The Identity of the Young Girl Killed on
the Hock Island Track. Near Montpelier
The girl who was Lilied at Montpelier
yesterday, mention of which was made in
The Argus last evening, was Miss Mary
Martin, daughter of Bernard Martin and
wife residing at Sixth avenue and Twenty-eighth
street. The girl, it is sup
posed, was walking along the track com
ing toward Daveiport. There was water
on both sides of the track where the un
fortunate girl met the train and she ran
towaid a bridge just ahead of her to get
out of the way of the approaching en
gine, and bad just reached it when she
was caught and hurled from the bridge
into the river. The remains were picked
np and taken to Muscatine, where they
have since been identified. There is a
veil of mystery surrounding the poor
girl's fate, as she left here on an excur
sion over a week ago, and her family had
hesr.i nothing of her since. She was 18
years of age.
Seenred the Appointment
The announcement comes of the final
appointment of Charles Buford, son of
Maj. L. M. Buford, to the Annapolis
Naval Academy, the prize having been
secured through the efforts of Congress
man Ben T. Cable. It will be remem
bered that young Buford was appointed
about a year ago to the same place
through Congressman Cable's recommen
dation, but during the latter's absence
abroad, the naval department at Wash
ington took advantage of technicality
and succeeded in having Master Buford
removed and another young man substi
tuted. Mr. Cable though, is not a man
who gives up easily, and he was deter
mined that his appointment should stand,
and he went diligently about it to see
that it did. And he has carried his
In view of the great damage and in
convenience occasioned by the recent high
water along First avenue, there is gener
ally prevailing feeling along that trior
oughfare, which is shared by people all
over the city, that some course should be
adopted looking to a permanent improve
ment of some sort that may prevent a
recurrence of the late trouble in future
years. One suggestion has been offered
that the river front either in the form of
a levee or otherwise, be elevated to a
point on a level at least with the last
established hich water mark. It seems
proper thut some systematic plan should
be devised to guard that portion of the
city facing the river from overflow here
KehooM Front the Fourth
Among the musical features of the
Twin City Columbian celebration deserv
ing of special mention was the orchestral
float of D. Roy Bowlby, in every sense
an artistic affair, while the selection com
posed by Prof. Otto and rendered by his
consolidated band, "The Twin City Quick
Step," was a rich musical gem.
Catarrn Can'' be Cored
with local applications, as they cannot
reach the spat of the disease. Catarrh is
a blood or constitutional disease, and in
order to cure it you liaye to take internal
remedies. .Halls Catarrh cure is taken
internally, and acts directly on the blood
and mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh
Lure is no quack medicine. It was pre
scribed by one of the best physicians in
this country for vcars: and is a nxnilar
prescription. It is composed of the best
ionics Known, commned with the best
blood purifiers, acting directly on the
mucous surfaces. The perfectcombina
tion of the two ingredients is what pro
duces such wonderful results in curing
catarrh. Send for testimonials free.
F. J. Cheney & Co.. Props., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists price 75c.
What the Hon. George G. Vest says in
regard to the superiority of the Hirsch
berg's diamond and noo-changeablc spec
tacles: "I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Hirschberg and they are the
best I ever tried; it affords me great
pleasure to recommend Prof. Hirschberg
as an excellent optician, and his glasses
are simply unequalled In my experience.
G. G. Vest."
These spectacles are for sale by T. H .
Thomas, agent for Rock Island.
Imitators and Impostors.
The unequalled success of Allcock's
Porous Plasters as an external remedy has
induced unscrupulous parties to offer im
itations, which they endeavor to sell on
the reputation of Allcock's. It is an
absurdity to speak of tbem in the same
category as the genuine porous plaster.
Their pretentions are unfounded, their
vauntee merit unsupported by facts, their
alleged superiority to or equality with
Allcock's a false pretense.
Mhe ablest medical practitioners and
chemists and thousands of grateful pat
tern uniit- in ueciaung aucock 8 rorous
Plasters the best external remedy ever
Beware of imitations, do not be deceiv
ed by misrepresentation. Ask for All
cock's and let no solicitation or explan
ation induce you to accept a substitute.
"Tired all the Time."
Is complaint of many poor mortals, who
know not where to find relief. Hood's
Sarsaparilla possesses just those elements
of strength which you so earnestly crave
It will build you up, give you an appetite
strengthen your stomach and nervei. Try
Hood's Pills act especially nnnn the
liver, rousing it from torpidity to its
natural duties, cure constipation and
Plan to Provide Rock Island
With Needed Facilities.
A Project That is Likely to Come Be
fore the Citizens' Improvement
Association for Sanction
and Other Action.
Wide-awake cities all about us, especi
ally those with the railroad advantages
of Rock Island, are taking steps looking
to the providing of those railroad with
suitable switching grounds or terminal
facilities, where such advantages are not
already possessed. The main object of
the Iowa & Illinois Bridge and Terminal
company, recently formed was to obtain
those ends, for Moline and Davenport.
Rock Island has unsurpassed oppor
tunities for the developement of terminal
and switching grounds, and it has
the other essential to commercial
importance railroads. It has the three
great trunk lines of the great middle-west,
and also one of the most prosperous and
important short lines of the country. It
is the terminus of the latter and termini
also of principal divisions of the three
trunk lines entering the city. Always an
important division point on the Rock Isl
and road, it has been made more so by
a recent order establishing in the city the
end of the Illinois and Iowa divisions,
both passenger and freight, of the big
system which bears its name. Rock Isl
and is the northern terminus of the Rock
Island and St. Louis division of the C,
B. & Q , and the southern terminus of
the Racine and Southwestern division of
the C, M. & St. P.
Doubtless ail these roads would de
velop more advantages for them
selves, for our shippers and for the city'
if their terminal grounds were improved.
To attain these ends a movement is now
on foot which is likely to come before the
Rock Island Citizens' Improvement asso
ciation at its next meeting in the shape
of a project looking to the purchase of
the grounds below Weyerhauser & Denk
mann's mill for strictly railroad purposes.
The plan is to deyelop these grounds
into switch yards, bv filling them in and
placing them beyond the reach of high
water, and to derive sufficient revenue
by charging the railroads pro-rata for
the use of the same to maintain them.
The advantage of improved terminal
facilities in Rock Island would not only
be a great boon to the railroads already
here, but a boom in the way of inducing
other lines to enter the city.
To call your attention to a few facts:
Yonr ovi silht t priceless the eret need cood
care: improper spectacles are lMarions ma
should tot trust your eyesight to irresponsible
H D. FOLSOM
Is a Practical Optician, ni;d will take pain to
properly fit yonr . yes for eerv defect of vision
and will guarantee a perfect fit in every case.
fftuofa ibuuid U exacted . g. no matter .JuTip. f
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 should
ba corrected at once. Eyes tebted free.
H. D. FOLSOM,
Jeweler and Optician.
to select f rom . Why py 40 cents
to tl.OO for which yoa can get
for 10 cents at
fi. C, TAYLOR,
1717 Second Ave.
W. S GRIFFrS. J, KEATING.
GRIFFIN & KEATING,
No; 1712 First 4ve.,
Kfok Island, III,
Pbaotical : : :
Oas Fitting and General Jobbing.
Flooded out of
wing to the hieh water which has flooded I
onr basement department, wc have been com- '
pelled to move evervthino r,rtt W k. I
storage and are obliged to make a qnick sale cf it.
Borne goods eot wet and nth rs onlv itltnn nil
may rnst or mold if not properly cared for or dis
We shall open up on Thnrfdav a in nn.
annex on Eighteenth street, south of the Rock
Island National Hank, in the rooms formerly the
rergnon Insurance Co all of these goods which
we can display and shall se'i them out n nnMh
Sale absolute imperative neeosirv to mnv
these soods by taking a loss now or in"nr a still
greater loss by depreciation. We do not expect
to get this stock systematically arranged but shall
name prices that will start it of! quick.
come m and look aroni d add see what von can
find that is cheap.
1720, 1722 and
GO TO THE
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
For your Summer Footwear.
Men's Dongola Oxfords $1.7') and 82.00,
Men's Patent Leather Oxfords $2.00 and $2 50,
Men's Working Shoes in Cong, or Lacp, $1.15 a pair
cheap at $1.50
Ladies' pat. tip cloth top Shoes $2.00 and upwards
Ladies' Booties only $1.60, worth $2 00,
Ladies' Oxfords, patent tip, all solid, only $1 10 a pair.
A full line of Lawn Tennis goods, for large and small,
from 50c and up.
In addition to these low prices we are giving away free
an elegant life size Crayon Portrait.
Call and get a card and aBk for particulars.
Harper House Block. - 1818 Second Avenue.
N. B. Not open on Sundays.
Claybank, Winn., May 8, 1892
T. H. THO.UAS, Druggist, Rock Island, 111.,
Dear Sir:--1 have used your Pills for the
last 8 months and find I have been benefit
ed by them more than any others and find
myself greatly indebted to you for my health.
Therefore, I remain yours most sincerely,
Claybank, Goodhue County, Minn.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
STORES Rock Island, Moline, Davenport. Reynolds.
: I 890
m Hopes Mer Slip.
Hammock aize plate or screw, 15 centt.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY, Sole Agent.
The stock is miscellaneous and consists of
thousands of useful articles which cannot be
A FEW OF THEM.
Step ladders, step ladder chairs, sdhutask
wire window screens, garden, '.awn andhly rakes,
patent mop sticks, short and long handle shovels
and spades, buck saws slightly rusted, half price
Carter's best inks ?c per bottle, rolling pins ic
each, children's toy brooms, whisk brooms 4o and
All kinds of brushes, window brushes, white
wash, kalsomine and paii.t brushes, horse ana
shoe b-ushes, hair brushes all prices, wood back
clolhcbrushe9 Sc and up, whips, baiters, surcing
les, harness, etc.. sidd'e for both men and boys.
Jumping ropes, tacks, tin-ware "f all kind', a
few lawn mowers, Japanese lawn seats, wood
1724 Second Avenue.
W4L. EYSTER, Sec
For all Kinds'ot
No Knots toflie.
Clothes line sizes per pair, 15 cenu.
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