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TUth the method :.nrl results Tvhen
Syrupof Figs is taken; it is pleasant
aiid refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on theKidneys.
Liver and Bowels, cleanses th? sys
tern effec tually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Pigs is the
only remedy of its kind r r pro
duced pleasing to the tas: . ac
ceptable to the stomach t in
its bi tion and truly benenc it -i
effects, prepared only from ii,.
healthy and agreeable snbstancuo,
man y exci iUenl qualit ies com mend i t
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 7: c
bottles by all leading druggist-?.
Any reliable druggist who may not
have it on hanil will procure it
promptly for any one who wish a
to try it. Manufactured only by the
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.,
SAN B J AN CISCO, CAL.
i-OTJISVILLT, KY. NEW VOBK. N. X
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Best Line cf
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
And ti e laifrM nd beat Umof
IN THE THREE liTIES.
G. O. BUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
J. E. BETDY.
T. n. Rl LDY.
Wt- now Ur t i:ir fir. I linrciiii - in re il
i istatc s bick "ill net 1! the way fiom is to H per
eentoatlK IihssiimiiI It wil; be to the intent!
of aattlae win Lave tbeir money placed :t: a lep
rate of Interest to call ul examtne On I erg aim
I!"nm4. Mitchell & Lvnde bafldteg, gaaajajd
n xr. i i. real of MtlcbtH & I ym.p bank.
To reduce my stock of
I will place on sale for the m xt :!() days
mv entire sire of millinery poods at
prices tbat defy all competition of the
tri-cities. It will pbj you to call and
examine my goods before purcpesing
MISS KATE BYR1IES,
1709 Second Avenue.
Glass for the table.
I have just received a supply
of this season's shapes and
patterns in berry sets, foi J piece
sets(bntter, sngar, creamer and
spooner), bowls and oil at table
class-ware, which include many
articles both pretty and cheap.
Glass is particularly prettv
on the table in spring and sum
mer. Wouldn't you like to
call and see it?
G. M. Loc eLET.
China, Glap, Lamp?,
ltut Second avenue.
ROCK ISLAND'S INTERESTS
The Meeting of the Citizens'
i- -i ill it HOIutlona PaHsed nd Other
MattPrN Attendt-rt to Looking
Toward the 'It y Welfare.
At the meeting of the Citizens' Improve
ment association last night President
Jsckson presided and the interest in sev
eral matters that has been allowed to las
while the Fourth of July was celebrated,
The secretary read a set of resolutions
in relation to the formation of a terminal
companv here which were as follows:
Whrreas.The prowth and prosperity
ofcilies is directly proportionate to their
transportation facilities, and whereas the
surroundings of the city of Rock Island
are such as cot only render access to the
heart of the city exceedingly difficult to
any new railrosd seeking entrance, but
also very justly rendered it imperative
upon the city council to be very guarded
in i:ranlinc to single ci mp nies what
li' i ii-means of access they t-till have to
dispose Of, and also to restrict the pres
eut railroads to thrir legal rights of way,
for fear m. eh companies may barricade
the entrance i: other new companies;
M b rent, Wo, the business men of llock
Is!ii!.d, are 'anxious that no impediment
shall retard the growth of our city, and
that facilities for attracting railroads and
for making this a great railroad center
should te created; therefor, be it
Resolved. That a committee of seven
shall be appointed by the chair for the
purpose of organizing a railroad termi
Ti.at the committee be directed to re
port a plan of organlzition that will
scatter the stock generally among our
citiz-ns, so as to secure for all time conv
trol in the hands of those identified with
the city's growth and prosperity, that a
plan te presented that shall embrace
bridge and warehouse facilities, and that
shall be attractive to all new railroads
sreking entrance, as well as to thote
Resolved, That we do hereby petition
the city council to cause the city attorney
to make -xu exhaustive report of the le
gality of the occupation by the various
railroad companies of First avenue, with
their varicus tracks, depots, roundhouses,
switch yards, and coal yards, with a view
of ascertaining what yet remains at the
city 'a disposal, with the censeut of prop
erty owners, as right of way for entrance
of a general terminal company.
That a copy of these resolutions re
presented to the city council by said com
mittee at its nixt trceiing
A general discussion of the resolutions
followed in which Fred Hiss, Phil
Mi'.chell, President Jackson, T. J. Mediil.
W. C. Mancker and Dr. Craig partici
pated wiih the r. suit that they were un
anrfflOU ly adopted, after which ('resident
Jackson named the following gentlemen
as l he committee for which provisions
were niaoe: E. n. Gayer, Mayor Mc
Cooochie, John Crubaugb. John Ohls
weiler, Fred Hass, Dr. G G. Craig and
S. W. Hearle.
A series of resolutions were "hen pre
sented by Fred Hass asking the city
council to raise the grade along First ave
nue so as to be above high water over
flow, pave First avenue, intro luce a sys
tem of sewers so that all privitc sewers
to the river could be abandoned, and en
larec the pumpir.g capacity of the Fifth
avenue sewer pump. A long discussion
followed in which nearly every one pres
ent took part. Phil Mitchell spoke par
ticularly of the loss and inconvenience
that the factories in the lowercnd of town
have suffered in consnjuence of the high
water, and finally a substitute for one sec
tion by Mr. Mitchell, was adopted, which
was as follows:
Resolved. That the citizens and mem
bers of this asstciation do hereby peti
tion the city council to take such steps,
either by co-operation with the railroad
companies wlo have rights of way over
the territory involved, or otherwise to
raise the embankments now existing from
the intersections of the R , I & P. rail
road track to the city limits to the east
line of Twentieth street to such a height
as will protect the lower lands from over
flow during the extreme high water.
After discussing the other sections of
the resolution at some length it was de
cided to adopt the following, which was
thought to cover all requirements:
Be it resolved. That we petition the
city council to establish a general sy;t 'm
of sewerage in this city ; that all sewers
hereafter be built by the city, and accord
ing to a plan recommended by a compo
t;nt sanitary engineer.
The secretary was then instructed to
file the resolutions adopted with the city
cle:K for presentation to the council.
A report from the committee appointed
to confer with the owners of the Daven
port lands was then asked for by Mr.
Medill and a motion carried that the sec
retary be instructed to notify the commit
tee that a re;.ort would be expected.
The Columbian matter which had been
allowed to reBt pending the fourth of
July demonstration was again brought up
and a motion carried to the effect that
the chairman notify the Committee of 21
that the association wa? now ready to re
ceive a report on further progrtss in the
matter. After allowing several bills the
The Cyclone. Pittsburgh. Verne Swain,
Freddie and Thistle came down and the
Verne Swain passed up.
The stage of water at Rock Island
bridge today wag 18.30 and the temper
A good farm for sale or trade. Apply
THE TKI-C1TY CONGRESS.
One of ti risen Iel'enrtn the Or
KaiiiEatton and it. President Fiem
Daventort, Iowa, June 27 Editor
of The Arucs: It his been my good
fortune to receive the Rock Islander,
weekly, since the first issue, and until the
last week I have never objected seriously
to anything I found in its columns, but I
now wish to offer my most earnest
protest and detestation of the edi
torial of the 25th inst. entitled
"Tha Correct View." My reasons
for so doing are several and of such a
nature as to demand a refutation of the
said article. Were it not for that, I
should have paid no more attention to it
than I would to any other evidence of
low-minded and . degraded journalism.
First, I have been a member of the Tr
City Congress from its o ganiz-ition to the
present time, and the insidious charges
against the congress made by the Rock
1 -lander reflects upon every member alike.
Thoee present do not need any vindica
tion from my pen. "The Dr." and "an
other active labor agitator," can take care
of themselves if they choese to, but when
the editor of a paper sucli as the
Rock Islander, stoops down to such
low degradation as to meddle with the
family affiirsof a worthy citif n, and his
wife, who has been for miny yems a
worthy and honored teacher and is now
in the public schools of Davenport,
and who stands high in the refined so
ciety of the city, then it is time in the
name of decency, and the sacredness
of family relations to ask what
business has an entire stranger to med
dle with such matters. How silly, to say
the least, for the editor of the Hock Isl
ander to commit himself in Otter matters
pertaining tor eLabo C ngrcsr b it 'fo i's
go where philosophers dare not.' Doesn't
he know that the very firi-t word reflect
ing upon anv member's religion would
have exploded that congress and sent the
fracments where they would be "past
The objects of the congress are for an
entirely different purpose and never have
been subyented or used for individual
aspirations, but to unite the yarious
trades and labor organizations of the
three cities and vicinity, and to assist in
the formation of ( rgaaizations where
none exist, so that they may form one
brotherhood for the defense of the rights
and the protection of the laboring people.
We discuss all questions affecting the in
terest of the working people, especially
the question of cnpital or money power
in controlling the law-making power in
the country, and the congress has always
impressed npon the minds of its members,
and through them the various labor or
ganizations, the necessity fo- using tv y
honorable means in their power 10 adjust
difficulties that may arisu between work
men and employers and to adopt a plan
that may be beneficial to employers and
employes a!:ke, claiming the ligh' as a
central body to art in all disputes, in
ordtr that its good i flicis as an nrldtrator
may be used, and it the business men of
the three cities would only inform them
selves as to the true purposes of
the congress they would, without
hesitation, bid it Godspeed. "A
Doctor," who is now presideol of
the congress, has always advocated
p;ace measures by arbitration, and no
warring upon legitimate enterprise or
cspital; s unlike anything that may be
called Hnsrchy, as black is unlike white.
As to the resolutions complained of by
the Rock Islander, they were passed
without a dissenting vote I rtcret very
much the uncalled for and unmerited
abuse of the Congress by the Rock Isl
ander. "A Doctor," ss I have-tatcd clse
wnere, is abundantly able to care for him
self, he he has a large1 and growing prac
tice, he is medical examiner for the su
preme A O. U. W.. a also for the wood
men of America and the Woodmen of tli
World; is city physician in charge of the
Gold l ure institute, is president of the
Industrial Home asssociation of Scott
county, Iowa, and the oruinator of the
I idustiial home idea of Rock Island and
holds a prominent position in Red Men.
As to the malicious statement that "he
mUtakes notoriety for honor ;s too ab
surd to dwell upon. Is it not a well
known fact that any worker in the labor
movement becomes very unpopular, and
in all cases the doctor has always tried
to banish self-agrandisement for the ben
efit of all, and every step is taken at a
sacrifice. .At the last meeting of the Con
gress a new mi mber offered a resolut o i
asking the Coneress to indor.-e base ;ball
playing on Sunday. Immediately down
came the gavel, declaring it out of order.
He was informed that it was no placr for
that kind of business. How does it hap
pen that an anarchist occup'es po many
places of trust among the people of Dav
enport? Respectfully your-,
W W. Hatheway.
At Black Hawk Inn.
BlacK Hawk Inn at the Watch Tower
was informally opened last evening with
a dancing party given by the Oakdale
club. About 75 couples were present
and all were prolific in their praise of the
excellent manaeetni nt and the delightful
surroundings Bleuer's orchestra fur
nished music for dancing in the crand
hall on the second fljor. At midnight
Bleuer's band led the way to the dining
ball which was thrown open for the nist
time, and where the superb decorations
constituted a pretty feature. The sup
per was highly relished and proved a
great credit to Stewa'd H. O. Lonsdale
o' the Harper, who furaiahed it utder
d recUon of Manager Montrose who has
charge of the inn for the summer.
President Louderback is arranging for
the formal opening of Black Hawk Inn in
the near future, when the councils
of the three cities arc to be the
h mated gu s s
31. V. A.
meeting at,tht Y M. C,
at 'i 30.
E Hartz &
IT IT TA W V
reason fd . y
THE FLOOD SUFFERERS.
Nompthlng; of tile Inconvenience to
Which Jlanj-or the KrnlitcntM of the
t.i.Mwr Knot are Forced Mnnltary
The inconvenience and even suffering
that has resulted to many of our citizens
from the late floodswhich caused the inun
dation of the whole district known ta the
slough west of Fourteenth street, is prob
ably not realized by the average citizen
unless he has made a visit to the lo
As previously mentioned in TnE Argts,
the effects of the flood and damage to
property by the overflow was not so great
as it might have been for the reason that
the water came up gradually and allowi d
nearly everyone who would possibly be
affected to guard against any unusual
( mount of damage . Daring the first few
days of the high water in the slough the
inconveniences to which many were
forced were not so noticeable,
but as day after day advanced
i'. became more and more disagreeable.
Every well and cistern iu that pirt of
t wu wus filled with water, and those
whose homes were surrounded by water
have found it necessary to wade, or carry
fresh water to their families in boats, and
the same thing is equallv true in regard
to obtaining coal and wood. Persons liv
ing across the slough below Ninth etnet
have been compelled to come up that far
to gel over to their homes, that being
the only street in that portion of the city
that was passable on foot.
These inconveniences which the resi
dents of the lower end have suffered arc
bad enough, but when the situation is
viewed from a sanitary standpoint it is
indeed alarming. More than one family
that unfortunately had sickness in il s
mids'. has been compelled to give up
its home entirely and move to
some other part of the city, or perhaps
takj refuge with some friends or chari
tably disposed neighbors. Not alone
this, but it was not a strance sight to res
idents there during the first few days to
see sick persons whose condition had
possibly been aggravated by the stench
arising from Stagnant waters carried,
from their homes in boats to places
where they could be given proper atten
tion. This condition of affairs is indeed
deplorable, and should receive the atten
tion of our public-spirited citizens who
have an eye on the welfare of the city.
The pumping apparatus at the west
end of the city w-as disabled several days,
but has since been gotten in operation
again, and the water is being lo wend,
but very slowly The mayor ard those
who should look atur the city's welfare
in this respect have received no little cen
sure from residents in the lower end, and
for their seeming careless in allowing the
water t stand there stagnant without
making an effort to get ri of i". or taking
some steps toward preventing a repetition
of the overt! w.
The hcalih department, however, hss
done its duty in the npplicatii n of the
proper disinfectants as fast t s the waier
recedes te trouble now is in gittinn
the water out.
Have oo Rial
How Mr. W D. Wen z of Geneva, N Y
wa cured of the severest formed dyspep
sia? He says everything he ate seemt !
like po.-.ring melted lesd into his stomach.
Hood's Sarsaparida eCected a perfect cure
Full particulars will be sent if you write
C. I. Hood fc Co-. Lowell. Mass.
The highest praise has been won by
Hoou's Pills for their easy, yet efficient,
What the Hon. George G. Vest says in
regard to the superiority of the Hirsch
berg's diamond and non-changeable spec
tacles: "I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Hirschberg and they are the
best I ever tried: it affords me rreat
pleasure to recommend I'rof. Hirschberg
;is an excellent optician, and his classes
are simply unequalled in my experience.
G. G. Vest."
These spectacles are for sale by T. H .
Thomas, agent lor Rock I-lasd.
The pleasant t fleet ai d perfect scTetv
W.th w hich ladies may use the California j
liquid laxitive yrup of Fiys. under all
conditions, makes it their f-.vorite remedy.
To get the true and genuine article, look
for the name of the California Pig Syrup
Co., printed near the bottom of the pack
to felec. 'rom. Why jny 40 cents
to fl.00 for which yon car. get
fir 10 cents at
Pitcher's Cast ar In,
Coughing leads to consumption.
Kemp's Balsam will stop the cough at
Tinware Asw Housk
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
GO TC ) TH E
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
For your Summer Footwear.
Men's DoDgola Oxfords $1.75 and $?.00,
Men's Patent Leather Oxfords $1 an.! $2 50,
Men's Working Shoes in Cong, or Lao . 18 a pais;
cheap at 1 50
Ladies' par. tip cloth top Shoe9 $2.00 and upw ard
Ladies" Booties only $1.60. vvoith 2 00,
Ladies' Oxfords patent tip, all solid, only $1 10 a jsi
A full line of Lawn Tennis goods, for large and sou (
from 50c and up.
In addition to these low prices we are giving awar f
an elegant life t-ize Crayon Portrait.
Call and get a card and ask for particulars.
Harper House Block.
N. B Jiot open on Sundays.
Claybank, Minn., May 8, )ovI1
H. THOMAS, Druggist, Rock Island, III.,
Dear Sir: I have used your Pills for &
last 8 months and find I have been beneft
ed by them more than any others and tki
myself greatly indebted to you for my hea&k
Therefore, I remain yours most sincere 3
Claybank, Goodhue County, ssl.
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: 1890 :
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Hammock size plate or screw, 15 cents. C Othes line sizes per pair, li oscs
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1708 sad 1706 Second arenue. Telephone No. 13ie
HOCK ISLAND 33
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