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Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and. refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and liowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste ar(C ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
m any excellent qualities com men d i t
to all and have made it tae moe
nonular remedy known.
Svrup of Figs is for Eale in 75c
bottles bv all leadine druesists.
Any reliable druggist w ho 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,,
BAN FHANCISCO. OAL.
IOXJISVILLS. KY. NEW YORK, N. TC
Best Line cf
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
And the largest and beat line of
IN THE THREE C.TIES.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
J. E. KKIDV.
T. JJ. KKIDY.
We now have enme flrt-clasa bargains In rel
estate which will net all the way from 8 t 12 per
cent on the inveatmunt. It wili be to the Interest
of pa-tie who have tnelr money placed at a less
rate or interest to can ana examine toee i ireama,
Room 4. Mitchell A Lymle building, ground
Boor, in rearoi juiicneii e Lytic e Dana.
Subscribe for Stock
In the Second series of the
Home Building and Loan Asso
ciation, of liock Island.
A safer and better investment
than Government Bonds, be
cause the loans are made only
npon established values and it
pays more loan three times as
much interest besides the
amount invented and the profits
can be withdrawn at any time
Money loaned at lowest rates.
R. A . DONALDSON, Secretary.
Ovnos, Rooms 3, 4. S and 6 Masonic Temuie,
THE ROCK RIVER BRIDGE
flow the City Came to Its Own Res
cue Once Before.
A HnsKeatlon That the Same course
be l'nrnFd Again Of Consider
able Interest to Hark Island.
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China, Glaaa, Laaipa,
Table Co tier? .
IMS Baeomd arena.
G. M. L00iI.IT.
"Ia 1862." said At C. Dart, last even
ing, "Capt. McDermott, quartermaster
of the U. 8. army, came bere suddenly
with orders to erect 100 barracks to ac
commodate 120 men each at Rock Island
arsenal. At that time the city bad no
communication with the island except
the old slough railroad bridge, and the
only way the island could be reached by
teams or pedestrians was by way of Mo
line. It was at once apparent that Rock
Island should have better communica
tion with the island. A meeting was
held with citizens to devise means of
providing for the construction of the
bridge. The city was petitioned to take
steps, and it did. The council borrowed
the money and built the bridge over the
south channel, and afterward sold it to
the government, and the result was that
Hock Island was put in communication
iut tarnishing armv supplies. Afterward
the ice carried away the bridge, and in
is its place the government built the
present bridge across the south channel.
"Now my suggestion is that the city
adopt just such a course in relation to
the bridge connecting Big island during
the canal construction, not only to get
the benefit of furnishing the supplies for
the workmen, but as a stepping stone
to the lower end of the county. Otherwise
all supplies will have to be hauled away
around by the city bridges several miles
out of the way,"
Apropos of Mr. Dart's suggestion, and
the action of the Improvement associa
tion looking to the same end. The Argus
hopes that if a bridge is built, it will be
down far enough so that it will not only
afford the temporary advantage during
the canal's construction, but that it may
eventually lead to direct communication
with the lower end of the county.so much
desired and which would bring to Rocklsl
and the tradeMuscatine has been fattening
on so lone, this matter having been treated
at length in The Argus frequently here
tofore, and more particularly when the
route of the canal was finally deter
Brt r Kits orVM About the IMflVr
ent Lines Personal and Other
A irain of eight coaches from Ottawa
went west over the C, R. I. & P. today.
on its Way to Denver.
No. 2, going east on the C. , R. I. &
P.-, was three hours late this morning-
something unusual, of late.
Conductor Lou Livergood, of the C.
M. & St. P., is laying off, and Conduc
tor P. J. Joyce is running his train regu
Charles Brown, an engineer on the L.
& N., running out of Louisville, Ky., is
in the city on an extended visit to
Brakeman Richardson, of the C, H. &
St. P. evening passenger, is taking a va
cation, and Brakeman Alex Stewart is
running in his stead.
Eight special trains bearing visiting 8ir
Knights and others to the conclave at
Denver passed through the city over the
C, R. I. & P. yesterday.
A train of 12 coaches, four of which
contain Knights Templar, leave Joliet
today for Denver over the C, R. I. &
P., and the whole train will meke a 40-
day trip to the coast before returning.
W. M. Summerfield, for some time
past bill clerk at tht C, M. & St. P., has
resigned his position to accept one as
traveling freight agent of the Chicago &
West Michigan railroad, with head
quarters at Holley. Mich. He leaves
ith h!s fam ly the first of the week for
his new home.
The newest thing out in the rate cut
ting is to be credited to the Houston &
Texas Central, which meets the Santa Fe
rate for a colored excursion from Dallas,
Fort Worth and other points, and guar
antees each purchaser of a ticket one
watermelon in good condition. The
Santa Fe put on a $5 rate to Galveston.
The Central reduced to $1.50, and this
the Santa Fe met. which caussd the Cen
tral to throw in the melons.
Krlendn or I-'opb.
ill be the subject of a sympo
sium to be given at me young men s
meeting in the Y. M. C. A. rooms tomor
row sfternoon at 8:30 o'clock. Leisure
hours, books, amusements, habits and
com panions will be the topics discussed,
and Messrs. O. M. Loosley, J. D. War-
nock. George Kingsbury, J. W. Welch,
and H. A. Weld are to be the speakers.
A hearty invitation Is extended to every
Frank G. Young has rented the store
room formerly occupied by the American
Clothing company, and a-out the 18th
of this month will open np with a fine
stock of hosiery, linens, embroideries,
notions, books and stationary, hardware,
tinware and a general line of goods usu
ally kept in a first-class variety store.
He has christened ' the new store 'The
Colombia." - -
YIELDED TO PERSUASION.
A Self et Little larcy at the Harper
Thina-s Up jVor" tteat He Is
formally Notified and Aeeepta.
A select little party of republicans
Gest republican held a conference in
the lad:es' ordinary at the Harper last
evening. Chairman S. J. Collins of the
city committee called the assemblage to
order and stated that the object of the
meeting was to consider the propriety of
"bringing out a home candidate for con
gress in view of the fact that the candi
dates from the other parts of the district
have been here."
E. E. Parmenter was then elected
chairman and I. D. Burgh secretary of
the meeting, evidently considering that
it was not only necessary to show that
the Rock Island republicans had a can
didate, but that be came from a distinct
part of Rock Island .
Morris Rosen field was the first speaker
and he opened without any ceremony or
formality with a declaration for Gest, and
Gest only. E.D.Sweeney, Mayor Mc
Conochie, Col. Heury Curtis and Gen
W. A. Echmitt chipped in their mites in
support of the theory that it was high
time for Rock Island republicans to be
stirring in the matter of a candidate and
that a mistake had been made in not do
ing something before this.
Then Steve Collins offered a resolution
the drift of which was that it be the
sense of the conference that Hon. W. H
Gest should be the candilate of Rock
Island county in the congressional con
vention, This passed, as a matter of
course. as did a resolution following for a
committee of seven, to which the chair
man and secretary were added to formal
ly inform Mr. Gest of the expression of
the meeting. By son.e hocus pocus
it became whispered about that Mr. Gest
was in his office, and the committee on
notification being so enlightened, hastened
there, fearing in the meantime that Mr.
Gest might have gone home. To their
great surprise they found that he was still
there. He was overwhelmned with sur
prise at the greeting, and before he could
recover himself or imagine what was
coming. E. D. Sweeney explained the
Mr. Gest replied. He modestly told
what he had done while a congressman,
and what he had tried to do. He had
abstained from coming out before, be
cause it might not be for the best inter
ests of the party to do so. Now. how
ever, he would run, and do his best to be
nominated and elected. He would "value
the renomination highly, because it would
give him further opportunity to serve
them and the people of the district."
Mr. Sweeney then reiterated the ob
ject of the committee's visit, and asked
Mr. Gest to put his acceptance in writ
ing, the committee evidently feeling that
it had required such an effort to persuade
Mr. Gest to accept, that it was desirable
to get his answer in shape where there
would be no going btck of it.
The committee then retired in the
best of spirits.
STRANGE AS FICTION.
ft marltabie and Konutle Color!
dence of the Keaaltlnx family in
the Upper End efkhe Coanty.
One of those strange cases of the
reuniting of families after years of sep
aration has just come to light in this
county that teems of the romantic.
About three weeks ago a stranger
giving his name as William Ennor made
his appearance at Port Byron in search
of three grand children whom he had
reason to believe were residing in that
Vicinity. After some diligent inquiry
hj found a trace of them and later dis
covered that one of the missing ones he
sought was now Mrs. Lamont Lefflog
well, of Port Byron, who had been reared
from babyhood by Samuel Bruner and
wife of Coe.the girl being known to every
one as Grace Bruner. Her foster parents
knew nothing of their adopted daugh
ter's relations, except that hr parents'
name was Oliver. This they told her
when she grew up, and the girl always
took a delight in looking up the people
by that name in the hopes of finding
some of her relations. A few months
ago she noticed a marriage announce
ment of Miss Elizabeth Oliver, of Coal
Valley, and upon writing to her she
learned for the first time who her peo
ple were, v and also was amazed to find
that her own brother, George Oliver, had
been living a few miles distant from her
for years, neither of them being aware of
the existence of the other. Following
upon the steps of this came the arrival
of the grandfather in search of the chil
dren, an 4 a happy reunion resulted. Mr.
Ennor, the grandfather, is a wealthy
resident of Galena. 111.
. Kiver sublets.
The Bart E. Lineham went north.
The Verne Swain was in and out as
The Lion brought down eight strings
The atage of the water at noon was
5:25, the temperature 82.
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HQ, FOR THE ROCKIES
The Knights Templar Excursion
Off for Denver.
Three Ually Dee r a ted Cars K-ar
the Stir Knlshta and Ladles, and
Also Advertise Rork Itland.
The Rock Island Templar excursion to
the conclaye at Denver got off on time
this afternoon, there being three gaily
decorated Pullman cars, 10 of which
bore streamers on either side, on which
were the words. "Everts No. 18. Rock
Island." and "Everts Commanderv
Knights Templar, Illinois. A lithograph
or the city ornamented the side of each
car, while the one bearing the Sterling
delegation bore the words. Sterling
Commandery No. 57." The crowd was a
merry one, and will probably enjoy a
The following is the complete list of
inose aboard the excursion, several appear
ing in addition to those given yesterday
Sir Kntohta u ....1 . m ...
JFRobinBon, c I. Walker
K C Willertoo J M Montgomery
A n Pollard Henry Carse
C M Hamilton F C Denkmann
JohnCrnbangh 8 F Everett
HUM Mr lc a r
Henry Jaeger W A Liscom
jacoo Mrasser c F Weiinerstrom
W II Searlea J F Lindyall
J Pollock Geo F Roth
J B Davidson C Wilkinson
H C Cleaveland L M Conn
Lizzie Maher A L Moaeman
John Taylor R H McMollen
W Maaterson 1) i Sears
F K Harrington F Cook
L P Ash V C echo
A L. liageboeck C V Keane
Coroegya jHa Taylor
Kr singer Jennie Taylor
Lou Terry and William Jones were
tiken out of a room near Spencer Square
last night and given a hearing before
MigiBtrate Wivill, who fiaed each f 10
Toe case of William Cansdale, which
cams up before Magistrate Wivill this
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock was again con
tinued until next Thursday moroing at
Pure and Wholesome Quality.
Commends to puolic approval the Call
lornia liquid laxative remedy. Syrup of
r igs. xt is pleasant to the iasie. and by
acting gently on the kidneys, hvw and
bowels to cleanse the system effectuallv.
it promolts the health and c lmfort of all
wtoo use it, ai.d with millions it is the
best and only remedy. For sale bv
Surprise to All.
Alter using "Mothers Friend" two
mouths I was so speedily and easily re
lieved that it was a surprise to those at.
leauing me. "mother s r riena un
doubtedly lessens the pains, shortens the
time and restores the mother speedily to
neaitn. wm recommend it to all ex
pectant and mothers, advise tbem to use
it. Mrs. J. A R , Muncie, Ind. Sold
bv Ilartz & Babnsen.
to select from. Why pay 40 cents
to 11.00 for which yon can get
for 10 cents at
3. C. TAYLOR.
1717 Second Ave.
To call yonr attention to a few facts:
Yonr evesieht Is priceless the eves need pood
care; improper spectacles are iijnrious, you
should rot trust yonr eyesight to irresponsible
peddiers of cheap spectacles.
H D. FOLSOM
Is a Practical Optician, and will take pains to
properly fit your eyes for every defect of vision
and will guarantee a perfect fit in every case.
If ft. prH 1 1, h. ftfetliwi at In Iw.i. ammMMCiHI
If the lines in this diamond ficrure do not
appear equally black ia all the different
meridians, it indicates a defect of sight
that causes nervous head-ache and should
bo corrected &t once. Eyes tested free.
Jeweler and Optician.
'Don't Tonaeeo Spit Toar Iifo Away"
la the startling, truthful title of a little book Jo-t
re-eired. tellia r all about Notobae. th wondtrful
AartnUa. eouomtcat, fuarnlt4 cur for Ik to-
oaoao mow s every jorm tomcco nsera who
want in mil and ran't In ml nintTnAum
can .get the book mailet five. Addreoa tna tT-
U3ro umi vo box esi, muaaa Mineral
epnas, in a.
JAHNS & BERTLESEN,
Twin Burner Vapor Stove
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware And Housk Furnishing Goods.
1812 SECOND AVENUE.
ROCK 1ST i AND, ILL
GO TO THE
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
For your Summer Footwear.
Men's Dongola Oxfords $1.75 and $-?.00,
Men's Pat nt Leather Oxfords $2 00 and 82 50,
Men's Working Shoes iu (Jong, or Lac, $115 a pair.
cheap at $1.50
ladies' pat. tip cloth top Shoe3 $2 00 and upwards,
Ladies' Booties only $1.60. woTth $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 np.
In addition to these low prices we are giving away free
an elegant lifd 6ize Crayon Portrait.
Call and get a card and ask for particulars.
Harper House Block.
N. B. Wot open on Sundays.
1818 Second Avenue."
Upon the solicitation of a number of our Ipariino-
Physicians we have secured the agency for the e
of the celebrated Brotherhood Wine Co's. Wines and
Liquors, which are unexcelled for medicinal use.'
We have the following goods in original pint
Sunnyslde Claret ,'.
Pure I able Claret
Norton a geedlius Claret
Sweet Catawba ,
lry Catawba ...
I Dry 4 atawba
I i . ii .. i. i i ii .
Old Cherrv Hrandy.... .
old Medielnal Port
Old Sweet Delaware..
bx. old Urocton Port
Also, Old XXXXX Emerson Rye 79 in original qts
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
Via'- - eSSgg
f W. L. EYSTER, Sec
For all Kinds' of
STORES -Bock Island, Moline, Davenport, Beynolds.
ML m mm -'-''
MAY 20 D if
1890 V :
Hopes Never Slip.
JlMunock lise plate or screw, 15 cent. Clothes line size per psir. Iff cenU -
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY, Sole Ap
1708 ibA 170B fleeonrl avenoe. " TeleDhoae No ! V.V', .
No Knots lo Tis.