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Both the method and results when
Svrupof Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
ireutlv yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem e ffectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
or.lv remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the nost
health v and agreeable substances, its
man v excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 75c
bottles by all leading druggists.
Anv 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 FH AN CISCO, OAL.
LQT7ISVILIg. KY. NEW YORK. N. "X
Best Line of
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
And the largest and neat line of
IN THE THREE CiTIES.
G. O. HTJCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
J. E. RE1DY.
T. B. KKIDY.
We now have nme firt-cla bargains in re
estate which will net all the way from 8 ti 1- per
cent on the inveHtment. It will be to the interest
of pa ties who have ttieir money placed at a lege
rate of interest 10 can and examine fieje raruains.
Koom 4. Mitchell & Lynde building, ground
Boor, in rear of .Vuchell t Lynae Hank.
Subscribe (or Stock
In th 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
upon established values and it
pays more than three times as
much -interest besides the
amount invested and the profits
can be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rates.
R. A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
OpricE. Rooms 8. 4. 5 and fi M atonic Temt-ie.
Vases and Statuary for all.
On Saturday, August 13th
prices on every, vase, without
exception Koyal Worcester,
Crown Derby, Iron Cross, Ru
dalstadt. as well as the chap
glass vases, and also on everv
piece of Statuary in the store
will be very much reduced, for
that day only. In -some cases
they will be sold at much less
than cost; in all cases, so low
that every one who has flowers
to put into vases, or mantel
shelves that need ornament,
will find this special sale well
worth looking into.
Please notice the date
Saturday. August 13th Prices
will not be reduced ou other
Q. M. Loobley.
1609 SecoAl ftvenue.
VERY MUCH STURGEON.
The Result of Last Night's Repub
As Far a Itork Island is Concerned
the I'resrnt Ktate'g Attornry
Haa a Oerided Lead In
The republicans held their ward cau
cuses throughout the city last night for
the purpose of selecting delegates to the
county convention to be held at the
court house Monday. In every ward the
controversy between M. M. Sturgeon
and C. J. Searle for the state's attorney
nomination was the bone of contention,
all other candidates, even to congress
man, being lost sight of, although it is
believed a large part of the delegates se
lected had been previously interviewed
by the select committee.
The results ot the night indicate that
Mr. Sturgeon has a complete walkover,
as far as Rock Island is concerned. The
tickets bearing the names of his deles
gates carried in the First ward with two
exceptions, he got way with the Second
ward solid through tome floe work in the
face of bitter oppotition led by Bobby
Bennett, and he carried the Third,
Fourth, Fifih and Seventh wards with
little effort. The Sixth ward, wherein
Searle lives, gave him the compliment of
a delegation in bis favor, but the Seventh
presented the surprise of the evening.
There it was that Marion . Sweeney,
that ambitious young would-by politician
was entrusted v ', h the mission of deliv
ering tbe ward to Searle. It was there
too, however, that Sturgeon captured a
solid delegation tbe only one in town,
too, that dec'ared formally its
choice, pledging its support to Sturgeon
for state 's attorney and Gamble for cir
It was a signal victory for Mr. Stur
geon, and was won purely through the
force of political ingenuity which will be
carried further into swinging tbe county
convention in his favor.
Following are the results of the cau
cuses, with tbe names of the delegates:
First ward Phil Miller, chairman; C.
S. blade 1, secretary. Delegates: W. J.
Gahagen. John Kolkff, J. D. Warnock,
Alfred Coyne. Fred Bladel, Thomas
Smart, A. E Peterson, John Gardner.
Second waid R. A. Donaldson, chair
man; II D. Folsom. secretary. Dele
gates: W, II. Baker. E. E. Parmenter.
William Pratt. Morris Kosen field. August
Suiter. C. .T. W. Sc.reintr. Swn Ap
ple. Simon Kf-rns. William E. Davies.
Third ward David Haves, chair
man; John Rinck, secretary. Delegates:
F. (J Hemenway. II. Brockman, John
Snelley, David Don . Timothy Webb, E.
G. Fickenscber. E.G. Frazer.
Fourth ward Dr. Calvin Truesdale,
chairman; T. H. Thomas, secretary.
Delegates: George E. Bailey, Ben De
Gear, Spencer Mattison, Dr. C. Bern
hardt C. F. Gael j r, John Trenaman,
William Jackson, Martin Frick.
Fifth ward J. Alex Montgomery,
chairman: H. H. Cleaveland, secretary.
Delegates: David Noftsker, Swan John
eon, W. H. Marshall, J. A. Montgom
ery, B. F. Knox, John N. Iluntoon, M.
CuMigan, John Evans.
Sixth ward E. M. Wilcox, chair
man; H. B. Hubbard, secretary. Dele
gates: Robert Lynn, Conrad Schneider,
William Kennedy, William McConochie,
William Reck, John Cramer, William F.
Seventh Ward L. S. McCabe, chair
man, M. E. Sweeney, secretary. Dele
gates: F. M. Sinneit, L S. McCabe. A.
W. Williamson, E. H. Guyer, Henry
Holland, Joshua Hasselquist and Herman
in moline .
The Moline republican caucuses were
also held last evening and delegates
elected to Monday's convention. The
first duty of every delegate, as a matter
of course is to see to the re-nomination
of Gamble. On the question of state's
attorney, there iB a diversity of feeling
as between Sturgeon and Searle, the for -mer
having 25 per cent of the delegate?,
although a determined fight was waged
against him in that city. On the
question of congressman in that city.Gest
don't appear to be in it for a minute, the
feeling there against him, in fact, being
as strong as if he had sued that city be
cause of its public improvements instead
of Rock Island. The sentiment there
favors Alex McLean, of McDonough,
as near as can be learned.
More or the .UiNcnlded.
A republican club was organized in
the Sixth ward last night after the pri
mary business was attended to, which is
to be called the Harrison and Reid
League club. W. F. Schroeder was
chosen as its president, and H. B- Hub
bard as secretary, a number of vice
presidents from different parts of tbe
ward being chosen.
In the Seventh ward another similar
club was organized under similar cir
cumstances, which will be known as the
East End Republican club. M. E.
Sweeney was elected president of tbe
new organization and A. G. Anderson
was chosen as permanent secretary. A
number of vice presidents were also
The friends or Morris Heaijy, of Hamp
ton, are mentioning him in connection
with the nomination for circuit clerk on
tbe democratic ticket. Mr. Heagy is a
young man of ability and decidedly
popular with all classes. His selection
would add strength to the ticket.
ECHOES FR05I THE KAIL.
Brief Woces or News Pertalntne to
Railroad Interests Cnlled from
Among; the Cars Personal Para
Agent Young, of the C, B. & Q , spent
yesterday on a little fishing trip up the
Roadmaster Baker of the C. R.' I. &
P., was in the city yesterday on business
a few hours.
W. K. McFarlin, superintendent of
construction of the C, R. I. & P., was
in the city on business.
Superintendent II. B. Sudlow, of the
R., I. & P., left last night to join his
family at Spirit Lake, Iowa.
The city has put in water meters at the
C. R. I. & P. shops and depot, and water
rates have gone way up.
The yardmaster's office at the Rock Isl
and has been treated to a new coat of paint,
improving its appearaace considerably.
Several specials are coming bacK from
Denver over the C, R. I. & P. every
day, and are just as crowded as they
were going out.
Passenger business on theR. I. & P.
is good, but it would probably be better
if the local ticket agent were as genteel
as he is fresh.
Conductor Tilton of the C, M. & St.
P. is on "Doc" Bush's run regularly
while the latter is taking a trip around
the northern resorts.
Al Owens of the C, R. I. & P.. to
gether with bis wife, has returned from
his trip to Colorado considerably im
proved in health.
The Rock Island is laying in its hard
coal here for winter uses, a large portion
of which is being stored in the basement
of the passenger depot.
Conductors Rogers and Crawford, of
the C, B. & Q , have established a camp
at Barstow, where their families are en
joying a few weeks of out-door life.
August 3d to 7th, both inclusive, the
C , B. & Qsent west from Burlington
52 passenger trains, consisting of 355
cars; or an average of 10 4-10 trains dai
ly, of about seven cars per train.
Conductor Horn of the R. I. & P. is
running Conductor Hitchcock's train
during the latter's absence on his trip to
Denver. Conductor Nelson is on Con
ductor Horn's train in the meantime.
J. G. Mullins, the young Rock Island
brakeman, who was killed Thursday at
Camforth, Iowa, was only out on his
third trip, having just begun braking.
He fell from the top of a car, having
been thrown by tbe air brakes being set
suddenly. He was 22 years of age, and
his home was at Iowa City.
About a year ago the C. M. & St. P.
road bad a disagreement with the Pull
man company, which ended in the Mil
waukee road going into tbe palace car
busincs on its own hook. Recently all
through trains were equipped with new
vestibulcd stepping and drawing-room
cars of the company's own make; they
are models of beauty and elegance, and
were turned out at a cost of $ 21, 000.
The Verne Swain was in and out of
port as usual.
The Sam Atlee. West Rambo, J. W.
Van Sant and Pilot each came down
with eight strings of logs.
The stage of the water at tbe Rock Isl
and bridge at noon today was 5 SG, and
the temperature was 83.
Tbe Gienmount, Helen Schulenberg
West Rambo, Lumberboy, Kit Carson, Jose
phine and Pilot were yesterday's north
ward bound boats.
The Isaac Staples, Pilot, Lumberman,
West Rambo, Sidney and Verne Swain
came down, and the J. W. VanSant,
West Rambo, Pilot and Verne Swain
Travel across Rock Island bridge yes
erday was as follows: Foot north,
544; south, 536; total, 1,080. Teams
south. 704; north, 708; total, 1,412.
The present stage of the river makes
navigation for the steamers a pleasure.
Five feet above tbe low water mark
covers all tbe chains and affords easy
landings. Thus far none of the Jo boats
have been obliged to work off a sand bar
a state of affairs very uncommon for
this time of year.
The familiar whistle of the Libbie
Conger was heard in this vicinity yester
day, the first time in quite a while. The
boat has been plying on tbe Missouri
river, running as far north as Bismarck.
Prosperity has not always attended her
trips, and low water proved a barrier to
navigation on the Big Mnddy. Sne will
be utilized for the present in towing coal
from Fulton to northern points, and it
was for that point that she bore away.
The Columbian Projret.
The indications are that before the
end of another week the fate of the Col
umbian project will be settled one way
or tbe other. That the undertaking can
be made a success in following tbe plan
adopted by the Twin-City committee at
its last meeting, none doubt who have
given the matter any consideration, and
it is only necessary for the committee to
whom the proposition was submitted to
get out on its canvass to complete . the
project on the $100,000 basis. The
committee will, no doubt, stirt out Mon
day morning, and by devoting a few
days to the subject would settle it and
decide the fate of the enterprise. Next
week ought to tell the story of its suc
cess or failure.
WAS IT BERT E. JIOORK?
A Suspicion That the Body Found In
Davenport Last Spring Was That of the
tTnfortunate Toung Man.
Last week The Argus printed a de
tailed account of the disappearance of
Bert E. Moore of Port Byron, who left
there under such strange circumstances
last soring, and has not been heard of
since. While the young mm had al
ways been of a bright and cheerful dis
position and had never given any indica
tion that he was dissatisfied with his
surroundings, yet many who were inti
mately acquainted with him are of the
belief that he has either been a victim of
self-destruction or foul play.
It will be remembered that
the body of a young man
was found in the river near a raft above
the Lindsay mills in Davenport last
spring which may possibly have some
connection with the case. The body
showed him to be a well-dressed young
man who from all appearances might
have been a tradesman like Moore. No
marks of violence whatever were found
on the body indicating that he had met
with foul play but as there was nothing
in his pockets that would lead to the es
tablishment of his identity, the body
was buried in Davenport no special ef
fort being made to learn the name of
the unfortunate young man. Undertaker
Wheelan, who assisted in looking after
the burial of the body in Davenport,
states that he was to all appearances a
rather good looking young man, and his
general description tallies very well with
that of young Moore. The fict that the
latter never sent back bis clothes or even
for his money which is still in bank there,
is strong evidence that the theory of hia
haying met some trsgic end, is the cor
rect one. At any rate tbe case ought to
be inquired into, and every tff.irt made
to solve the mystery that oe'rhsngs it.
B urtis Opera House,
CHAS. T. KINDT.lManager.
WEDNESDAY' AUG. 17th.
William HaworthV Groat 8; ectacnlar
- THE ENSIGN
Oiven under the direction of JACOB LTTT and
THOMAS II. DAVIS.
Four Great Original and Realistic Naval
I)ouble-I)eck ecane of V. S. Frigate San Jac
into, View of tbe Harbor of Flavana hy Moonlight.
President1 Koom in White linage.
par Deck of a I nited Stat M an-of -War.
Seats on tale at Fluke Monday morning An?.
15th: Price fl.00, 75, 50 und 22c; Telephone SO
to select from. Why pay 40 cente
to 11.00 for which yon cats get
for 10 cents at
C. C. TAYLOR.
1717 Second Ave.
To call your attention to a few facts:
Tour evenieht la priceless the eyes need good
care; improper spectacles are it furious, you
should rot trust your eyesight to irresponsible
peddiera of cheap spectacles.
H D. FOLSOM
Is a Practical Optician, and will iuve pains to
properly lit your eyes for eery defect of vi-ion
und wiil uarautee a perfect fit in every cate.
If the lines in this diamond figure do not
appear equally black in all the different
meridians, it indicates a defect of sipbt
that causes nervous head-ache and should
be corrected &,t once. Eyes tested free.
Jeweler and Optician.
United States Engineer Office. Koom 80. 134
Van Baron siree', Chicaco, Illinois. Aur. 6.
184 Sealed proposals in triplicate for construct
inc three miles or less cf the Trunk of the Illinois
and Mississippi Canal near the mouth of Kock
Kiver; for screeri'ig, aorlioe and delivarine sand
and pebbles, an-i f r excavating the Lock pits nn l
constructing the foundations or wo locks, will
be received at this office until 12 noon. Central
time, Saturday. u. 27th. 18t4. and then puoliclr
opeued. Spicili atious. blank forms, and all
available Information will be furnished on appli
cation (o this DAVe or to the oftic of Assistant
Engineer L. L. Wheeler, at Milan. III.
W. L. MAKSIIAT.L
Captain, Corps of Engiueers.U. 6. A.
JAHNS & BERTLESEN,
Twin Burner Vapor Stove
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware And Housk Furnishing Goods.
1612 second avenue.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
GO TO THE
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
For your Summer Footwear.
Men's Dongola Oxfords $1.75 and $2.00,
Men's Patent Leather Oxfords $2.00 and $2 50,
Men's Working Shoes iu Cong or Lac--, $1.15 a pair,
cheap at $1.50 - '
I adies' pat. tip cloth top Shoes $2.00 and upwards,
Ladies' Booties only $1.60. woitu $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 Wis eize Crayon Portrait.
Call and get a card and ask for particulars.
Harper House Block. - 1S18 Second Avenue.
N. B. Not open oa Sundays.
Upon the solicitation of a number of our leading
Physicians we have secured the agency for the sale
of the celebrated Brotherhood Wine Co's. Wines and
Liquors, which are unexcelled for medicinal use:
We have the following goods in original pint
Pure 1 abie C.an-t
Norton's Seedling Claret.
Irr I'atawba. .. ...
Old Hrothi-rhood Brandy.
Oid Cherrv Kranriv
ld Medicinal Iirt
Oid Sweet Delaware.....
Ex. old lirocton Port
...... ... 1ST"
Also, Old XXXXX Emerson Rye 79 in original qts.
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
jfyyl'' r' j'' frx J' C' ADAMS. Pres.
' . - I.
For all Kinds" of
STORES Reck Island, Moline, Davenport, Reynolds.
W LIME m
PATENTED MAY 20
le Hops Never SliD. No Knots to Tie.
Hummock size plate or screw, 15 cents. Clothes line sizes per pair, 15 cents.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY, Sole Agent.
1703 and 1705 Second enue. Te'.epaone No 1316