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1 tli the method and" results when
Syrupof Fi$B i. taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and act3
p ntly yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind overpro
duced, pleasing to the tat' iiC
ceptable to the stomach. it in
its action and truly bent . i its
effects, prepared only ficorr . ost
healthy and agreeable substan '
many excellent qualities commen d it
ti all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 75c
bottles by all leading druggists.
Any reliable druggist who may not
have it on hand will procure it
promptly for any one who wishes
to try it. Manufactured only by the
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.,
SAN FKAH CISCO, i',u.
Louisville, ky. new vokk, n. y
Best Line cf
CARPETS ARD FURNITURE
Ami the Inrtrtsi uwl bet Hoc of
CHUB EN'S CARRIAGES
IN THE TIIKEE CITIES.
G. O. BUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
J. K. RKTDY.
B. r. K 1
Wr now have mnc fint-clasi bargains in
estate wbicb will oei all the way from 8 to tl per
tent on the investment If wilJ Im t" the int rest
of pwtSefl who tare their money placed at a lees
rate of in' crest to call and examine ta v baeaji 'nc.
Roaai 4, Mitchell & Lrnde building, gn and
floor, in rear of Mitchell A I ynde hank.
And a Full Stock of all
Kinds of Fourth of July
VY. TREFZ & CO.,
222i Fourth Avf .
Glass for the table.
I have just received a supply
of this season's shapes ind
patterns in berry sets, four p ece
sets (butter, sugar, creamer md
spooner), bowls and other ti ble
Klass ware, which include many
articles both pretty and cheap.
Glass is particularly puttv
on the table in spring and earn
mer. Wouldn't you like to
call and see it?
Q. M. Loosr ar.
China (i . L
1SU9 Second avenue.
lf;l I wA
Progress of the Hock Island County
At ltea oftlie ItiMtriK-nona Vi-Meriiny
.Mure v Xot -
The morning session of the county in
stitute yesterday opened promptly at 8:30.
Prof. Housel's work in primary and
advanced vocal mus:c is deserving of favor
able attention. His statement thafanyone
who can teach reading can teach vocal
music," was doubted a little bit by some
of the unmusical ones. We haye consid
erable curiosity to know just how manv
of the country schools are doing actual
text bork work in music. Many of them
have "singin" twice a day, b'U we are
nutlet the impression that in only a few
is vocal music taught. It ought to be,
but as yet many of the directors disagree
with the above statement.
Prof. Caldwell talked about pcdago2y.
He interested his class greatly by quoti
ing from Richtcr: "The child is asleep
on the borders of the universe. Tee
teacher's office is to waken him and to
( s:i"w him one by one the beauties of
nature." He alluded to great schools of
j petingogh al philosophy, the English
'.-hool am! the Herbartian system. In
peak i n of the tcpcl er's responsibility to
Uw child, he nwoke many new lines of
tbi ughi The teacher should be in close
toucii with tu r pupils. She should study
their natures closely, exercise toward
them a sympathetic feeling of respect
and afleclion, and seek to gain their
co-operation instead of the antagonism
which is ton often apparent in some
school rooms, where no affection can be
found to exist between the class and its
Prof. Bishop said in the history exer
cise that the elements of sDace, time,
matter, life, mind and society represent
knowledge. Between these divisions a
close relationshipcxists. History records
the acts of man in his connection with
society. Society also embraces political
economy, toyernmental science, etc. His
tory should be taught as soon as possible
in the pupil's school life. Oral work is
advised for even First and Second
Prof. Felmlev in grammar s'ated that
the principal difference between language
and grammar is that the former is con
itrueuve and the latter destructive or
analytical. The sentence is the base or
UBit of all work in grammar. Nome anal
zirie was done in Longfellow's "Evange
In arithmetic, Prof. Felmley gave ales
son on introduction to fractions. He ex
plained the separation and partition of
the fractional unit, and succeeded in
irrnk'ng this itry subject interesting.
In geography Mr. Bishop said there
wns great diversity in Opinion as to when
in lac child's lite this study should be
The child's m'u.d at t! is active in
memory and imagination, and the per
ceptive faculties. He should lie taught
local K"i4raihy first and from that pro
ceed ti the outer world by his knowledge
of natural anil surrcun ltng objects.
One of tie departments at the institute
that is at;iaci:ng a good deal or attention
is synthetic reading work This work
is under the supervision of Miss Lucy
Lawless, of Moline She llljstrates in a
ver clear and entertaining manner a
j comparatively new system of teaching
priinarj n ailing. Snpt. Ltham, of Kal
I amasoo, Mich., bus been experimenting
with this method for the past four years,
and is inclined, to highly recommend it.
Prof. Latham attended one of the recita
lions and gave his views on the subject
to an interested body of teachers. Tnis
synthetic method is slightly allied to the
phonic sjsttm that is such afavoiiie with
some teachers The principal difference
scms to be that, iu the former, word
sounds are made the basis of study, while
in ihe latter, sounds are used principally.
Miss Lawless adapts her work to the
plans suggested by Miss Pollard, of Iowa.
The regular work in botany, zoology
and physics was attended to yesterday
afternoon. Sound was the subject in
This morning the teachers got up exs
peeling to find cool breezes and more en
durable weather after last evening's show
er. They were disappointed, however,
and the fans are still waving industrious
ly. Not over two thirds of the teachers
attend the vocal music drills If Supt.
Marshall would have a daily roll call at
1:80 more of the school ma'ams would
be on time a' least for the afternoon
At. 9 o'clock Prof. Caldwell talked
about the early development of the child's
mind. Each faculty should be given
In history, Prof. Bishop stated that the
use of pictures in primary history work
was important. Civil government to a
s ight extent can be touched upon. The
pupil's language Bhould be developed at
every recitation. Prof. Bishop promised
a recitation on Columbus tomorrow.
In pram mar several sentences from the
poem Evangeline were used far diagram
ing Tne diagram is the picture of an
analj z -d sentence.
In arithmetic Prof. Felmley spent
some time discussing the fractional unit.
Prof. Bishop's work in geography was
concerning the best, methods of starling
u crass in geography.
Addit'oaal names ;re:
RocV Island Katie Flrherty, Ella F.abcriy,
EllaT.li)hurdt. Atlj-'M'tH Lljihariit, Eliska Parker,
Josephine ScbilllnCer, Mary Uulland. Mrs Cora L
Eastman, LUSic Kemble, Stella Var drufl, Mina Q
BoWen, Katie Brennan, Nellie Barthalow, Kate
Normoyle, Nellie Burch, Minnie Brindle, Sarah
JonnMton, Hattie Jenlint.
MulllIB Tilllhl Morton, Clara Wileoc.
Milan Harry Bett, Wm J Jfraning.
Port Bvron Mamie Dillon. Myrtle Qnlck.
Watertown Hattie McNeil, Gui-sip McNeil.
Reynolds Olctha Mnse, Minnie Bonlting
house. Woodhull Arthur Ridennour.
Coal Valley Tillie J Martin, Helen Price
Hampton Mary B Kdvlnmn.
Those Milan girls decided not to go to
the O aneem en's picnic at Preemption.
Only six males to 100 females at the
opening exercises yesterday morning.
The boys felt lonely.
Miss Lillie Chad wick, a prominent
teacher, of Moline, is reporting the in
stitute Tor the Republican-Journal.
The number of teachers in attendance
is Tapidly increasing. There is almost a
crowd at the High school buildiag now.
One of the most pleasant features of
I the institute is the summer girl. She is
there in all her beauty, dash and cool
Prof Felm ey was one of the party that
dined at the famous Watch Tower last
night. The shower cut short the even
P:ot'. Lttham, superintendent of
schools at Kalamazoo, Mich., was a visi
tor at the institute yesterday. List y-jar
he was located at Danville, III.
Among the visitors were Messrs. Mc
Keeve, of Moline; Brown, of Davenpor:;
Prof. Griffith, of Rock Island; Luther
Hatch, of Moline; Mrs. Dr. Sloan: and
Mr6. Grimes, of Moline. P.
THE NEW BOARD.
The School Directors Meet and Per
D.J. Nisrit Electee PreHirtenf, .1. ! .
toliiiiNnn. TreitHurcr, and 'oni
mltteei Appointed Tench
e"i' 'liaii(rei, F.tc.
The first regular stssion of the new
board of education was held last evening
at Superintendent Kemble 's office. There
were present, Directors Bernhardi, Sears,
Ferguson, Robbies and Kolsom. The
board organized with the election of D.
J. Sears as temporary president, and he
was upon ballot declared duly elected
president for the ensuing -;ar. S. S.
Kemble was elected clerk ard .1 . P. Rob
Mits Hill was transferred to the prin-
cipalship of No. 7, and Miss Johnston to
the principalship of No. 5 without change
The insurance committee reported the
renewal ot $1,500 on furniture, books,
etc , of building No. 4 in the agency of
H. L.Sehili. It was ordered that S. J.
Collins' bill of $25 for assisting to adjust
the loss on No. 6 be allowed.
The board then determined to open bids
for supplying coal for the ensuing year
on Tuesday evening, July 19.
The clerk was directed to notify Dis
trict No. 9 that the Rock Island School
district would discontinue to send pupils
to the District it school.
The president announced committees
Teachers, Text Books and Discipline
W. B. Ferguson, F. B. Roboins.
Insurance, Furniture and Printing D.
J. Sears. EL I). Folsoui.
Fuei, Janitors, ILealint:, Ventilation
aui! General Supplies - H. D Folsoui, C.
Improvements and Repairs F. E.
Bobbins, I) J . Sears.
Finance and .VuJilmg C. Bernhardi,
V. B. Ferguson.
Buiidicg Committee D. J.Seurs, W.
B. Ferguson, F E Bobbins.
Bills were allowed as follows:
J. V. Stewart, $8 7r; B. I. Gas Co.,
$2.50; Mayo & Weed. 5 00; C. U. Ti le
Phone Co., $82. (i4; II L. btmitt, ?33 75;
William Don, $4 95; John Oreim, m;;
James Ross, $6. i5; Samuel N!on,
116. 50; August lleimbecl., $7 45; V. A.
Guthrie. $30 Hl
The second Tuesday evening of each
month was fixed as time for regular
meeting-, and the boird adjourned to
met; Tuesday evening, July 19, although
the members will commence a systematic
visitation of the school buildings, Friday
V M. V. A.
The Y. M. C. A. social and members'
meeting last evening was a complete suc
cess. It looked like a numbers' ndly
from the number that turned out. Mer
chants, mechanics, doctors, lawyers and
dentists were all on hand Four fellows
with seives were knocking balls back un.l
forth over a white net. Finally two of
them, MeESta. Wild and Sweeney, raised
so much racket that they got two sets.
There was no love lost, however, and the
Messrs. Dart's will in be court again soon.
Then four other fellows prominaded
aro-.ind the lot for five minutes till Henry
Hansen stopped, then the others quit
also. They said he made 5,280 feet, but
he made them quickly. After that Arthur
Wagner took the lead for half a mile.
Then Messers. Totten, Cleland and Yer
bury successively carried off metla's at
the end of a hundred yards.
A wheelbarrow race resulted in a tie
and just t'jen the trouble began inside.
When the aucience didn't sing. Dr. Chas.
McCandless did. and after the committees
had told what they had done. Secretary
Sbepard of Davenuort told them what to
do next. Then Mr. Bruuer answered as
many questions about slate work in 15
minutes, as the whole association could
think of in a day. Just here a caked ap
peared which wss devoured Then came
a dish cf ice cream which fared no better.
For attendance, practibility and profit all
records had been smathed.
A oid Hard Blow.
The extreme heat yesterday terminated
in a blow last night such as is not often
felt in this locality. About 8 o'clock
dark, ominous-looking clouds came up
from tbe west, and a few minutes after a
wild wind that seemed to com? from
every direction made things rattle for a
few minutes. No damage other than to
a few fences, etc , has been reported
from this section.
A report was current on the streets
streets today that some parties from this
city were on the ill-fated steamer Frankie
Folsom that was upset at Peoria last
night, but The Argus learned today that
the report was groundless, there bving no
foundation whatever for the rumor.
Joseph Rubv.of Columbia. Pa , suffer
ed from birth with scrofula humor, till he
was perfectly cured by Hood's Sarsa-parilla.
THE FIRST SPADEFUL.
Dirt Thrown on the Canal Con
struction A Peaant and Important Krent Ve
tenlay Afternoon c:ir (Micro
l!i n pin - Outlet Will lie.
The first spadeful of earth has been
thrown in the construction of the Henne
pin canal. It was a pleasant occasion
yesterday afternoon, was the ceremony
as informally performed by a party of
150 tri-city gentlemen, chaperoned by
Purser E. W. Baker, of Capt. A. J.
Whitney's Beet. In acceptance of neat
little invitations distributed by Capt.
Baker during the morning, the purty set
sail at 3 p. m. on Capt. Whitney's name
sake, which had been courteously placed
at the dispcsal of the party. The boat pro
ceeded down the river to the mouth of
the proposed Hennepin, and while on the
way down some neat little ceremonies
took place, Davenport friends through
Gen. Add Sanders, and Bock Island
friends'through 8. W. Searle, each mak
ing Capt. Whitney the recipient ofhand
some gifts, the former in the way of an
American flag and the latter a cane, while
in behalf of all present, Hon. J. W.
Stewart, of Davenport, presented Purser
Baker with a cane. This event was pre
ceded by prayer by Rev. M. A. Johnson
and followed by T. A. Murphy, of Dav
enport, and ex-Congressman Gest, of
Bock Island. The former expressed the
regret of his father, Hon Jerry Murphy,
at being unable to be present, and Mr.
Gest made a few remaiks.
Landing near the Peoria bridge at Mi
lan, the party formed in double file and pre
ceded byStrassei's band marched to Cb t
L L Wheeler's headquarters, where that
gentleman joined them, and all proceede 1
to a point where actual operations on the
route were to commence, ard where the
ceremony opened With a prayer by Dean
Hale of Davenport. J. J. Humphrey of
Davenport then recited some interesting
reminiscences of former times and spoke
of canals in general and the Hennepin in
particular, with their advantages to navi
gation and commerce.
J. R. Nulling, of Davenport, then
produced a shining new spade, with
which Capt. L. L. Wheeler cut out the
first lump of the soil in the trench through
which the WateiS of Hennepin are to flow.
Others eager to he amonu' the first to help
dig the canal se.zcd the spade, and it was
plunged into (he ground several times,
maay carrying away parcels of the earth
as momentoes .
On the way home it was decided to
have the spade plated and sen! to the
proper government official, and a c m
mitlee named to look after it, composed of
Messis J. R Nutting, of Dave np art;
Capt. T. 3 Robinson, of Bock 1-1 .,!!.
C . II. Deere, of Molire, and Dr. J. S.
Matthews, of Milan.
Strasser's band furnished music at
intervals and refreshments were served
on the boat through the courtesy of ,.
James Qiliette was fined $10 and costs
aui James Campbell $5 and costs in the
i police court this morning for intrxici-
Swan Eekberg has resigned his posi
ti )n as teamster tit the police station.
We beg to annonree that we have
been appointed by Mr. I. W. Harper,
the famou-Distiller, of Nelson county,
Ky ., agents tor bis suterb hand ma le
Sour Mash Whiskey.
This announcement i- of importance
to every one, for it insures to them for
the future one of the purest, m st delw
cate. and most celebrated wciskies in the
word, and those who will take the trou
ble hereafter to demand the "HAKPKB
Whiskey" need have no t ar that i s
moderate use will injure either health or
disposition. The Hahpkr Hocse,
R.ck Island. 111.
The pleasant effect and perfect safety
With which ladies may use the California j
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 tbe California Fig Syrup
Co., printed near the bottom of the pack
to select from. Why p3y 40 cente
to 11.00 for which yon can get
for 10 cents at
C. C. TAYLOR.
1717 Second Ave.
Great 25 cent
Open up Monday a. m. July 11, with the great
sensational sale of the season . Ovtr BOO short
length ann IfrmnsBtt of eflkiaad Velvet to ti
25c PER YARD, 25c
For your choice of S00 pfecta S-ik Velvets and
Silks. Many lengths la qaatrtitUi sufficient for
full rust limes. Re a emu -r. Monday a m. at s
o'clock sharp. Away ti.ey eo at i-lc per yard.
Plaid -ilks. -tripe silks, check silks. f-y
silks, moire silks, remnants of silks, China -eks.
Japanese s.iks, all o at 25t a van!.
We trust all of our taad : may have an oppor
tunity to sec these greit b irL'.Vuis, and to this end
we shall reteivc the riiilit to iimit the quantity to
"I t ; T t Arable, tbe hardest to find, the scarce, goods of tie - so, is the
new I oint del relandh.ee We are pleased to advise our many Inqnlring Mend, that w
have ju-t ,eeeiv,..l a large shipment of these laces which we opened on Potntd., hurt and
which will be oi: sale at our well-known early low prices. Tney arc a- good roHtei U nrj
we have shown t!ii reason.
1720, 1722 and 1724 Sicond Avenue.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
For your Summer Footwear.
Mnn'a Doneroia Oxfords
j tail i tev
Men 5 Patent Leather Oxfords $2 o ami .-e0 50
Men's Working Shoes iu Cong, or Lac-. $1 15 a pair
cheap ar l r'
Ladies" pat. tip cloth top Shoes $2.00 and upwards
Ladles hJonfips oily $1 ji ) wuth 2 0!J
Ladies' Oxfords patent tip, all solid, only 1 10 a pair,
A lull line of Lawn Tennis goods, for large and small
from 50c and up.
Iu addition to these low prices we are giving away five
an elt-gant life tize Crayon Portrait.
Call and get a card and ask for particulars
Harper House Block.
N. B Aot open on Sundays.
WWBERFUL RESULT : .
Claybank, .Winn., May (892
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist, Rock Island, IU.,
Dear Sir: I have used your Pills for the
last 8 months and find 1 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, .Winn.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
ilil'HIIHM !! I,', BVJWa.:llit.lM :TWirM
STORES Rock Island, Moline. Davenport. Reynolds.
u OLD FAST
PATENTED MAY 20
: I 890 ':
Tie Ropes Never Slip. No Knots to M
Hammock size plate or screw, 15 cents. C'othes Mne sizes per pair, 18 cents.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY, Sole Agent.
1703 and 1705 Second e venue. Telepbone No. 1B16,
Silt Sale. -
Remnants and odds and ends of ail kinds T
silks and Mtvetl all 10 Una we k ativ per y,;ra.
oa si ks and velvets i- the w:iv we inn n.! :.i
BSOOr Stock, We tn.ve had m ( n rmoue s
son's bu-iness in this department, now we wasr
to wind it up e- that the Incoming stocks ( r a r
season m ty have plenty of room w ith r otting ts
In velvets the leiiLtiis are n- irlj all fh -:. btr.
the pi ice of
25c a Yard
is so very iow thit we
x; oct to i
th in ;zo at r.
T I I K
si 7.-; -,nri 9.nn
ISIS Second Av- rme.
W4L. EYSTER, Sec.
For all Kinds! of
P APER HANGING