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Both the method and results when
gvrupof Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acta
prntly yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
onlv 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
fleets, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
manvexcellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
tvrup 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 wno wishes
to trv it. Manufactured only by the
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.,
SAN FAAMOISOO, CAL.
LOTJISVILLS, KY. NEW YORK, N. "Z
Best Line of
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
And the largest and best line of
IN THE THREE CITIES.
G. O. EUCESTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
J. E. REIDT.
T. B. fUClDY.
We now have mime flrt-class bargains In roil
estate which will net all the wy from 8 to 14 per
cent on the Investment. It wili be to the Interest
of pa-ties who have their money placed at a less
rate of Interest to call and examine these t argains.
Room 4. Mitchell Lymle bnilding. ground
floor, in rear of AlitcheK & Lj title bank.
Subscribe tor Stock
In the Second series of the
Home Building and Loan Asso
ciation, of Rock 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can be withdrawn at any time.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 ratna.
- R. Ar DONALDSON, Becretary.
OrnoK. Rooms 8. 4. 3 and 6 Masonic Temp.e.
Crum Trays and Brushes.
Japanned Tea Trays.
Water Glasses, all styles.
G. M. LooslxT.
ltKW Second av. i ne.
Six of Its Bu&iness Houses. Go up
A fit roe Fire Break Oat at 1 o'clock
This SIorninK, ana IX stroys
Several Bnildlnsa-The loss.
Unlucky Milan, -which has so often
been isited by such appalling conflagra
tions, was the scene of another big blaze
at an early hour this morning, that for a
time threatened ' the destruction of the
entire business part of town, and it was
on!y by favorable elements and a host of
willing hands that a much more serious
loss was averted.
- At 1 o'clock this morning fire was dis
covered by some people passing Gold
smith's shoe store, located on the south
side of Third street. The fire was in be
tween thn shoe store and a vacant build
ing owned by W. A. Ruge. The alarm
was immediately given, and the startled
inhabitants rushed from theii homes to
find adjoining frame buildings in fl mes.
The Milan fire department turned out in
good time, and before many minutes had
elapsed a large force of men were assist
ing the de partment. Owing probably to
the dry rendition of everything the flames
spread very rapidly, and it was seen be
fore lone that it would be impossible to
save the immediate buildings, and the
attention of the brigade was then turned
to the adjacent structures.
The heat from the burning buildings
was so intense that nearly every pane of
glass in the windows across the street
was either cracked or broken, and it was
with difficulty that those who fought the
fiery element were arle to keep water on
the row of business houses opposite that
fairly smoked under the scorching heat.
Several times the fire appeared on the
roofs of the buildings near by, but by
prompt and willing action it was con
fined to the block in which it started,
though had the wind been blowing a lit
tle stronger nothing could have pre
vented it from sweeping the block of busi
ness houses opposite. The fire started
in the middle of the block and burned
about 75 feet each way . Six buildings in
all were destroyed as follows:
One story frame buiidine, unoccupied,
owned by EL L. Franiog. Loss,f300; no
Two story frame building owned by
W. A Rune and occupied by him as a
faloon and upper story for residence.
L. m. $3.0J0; insurance. S2.000.
One-story frame building, unoccupied,
owned by W. A. Ruge. Loss. $300.
Oae-story frame store building, owned
by William Goldsmith and occupied by
him as a shoe store Loss, $2,000; no in
surance. Double two-story frame residence and
store building, owned by Mrs, N. D.
Bradley, and occupied by James Clow's
restaurant and grocery. Loss on building,
$600; insurance, $150.
One-story frame office building, occu
pied by Ed. Nice as a barber shop. Loss,
$500; no insurance.
In addition to the above James Clow
will svstain a loss of of $800 to $1,000
on his stock, and the loss on W. A.
Ruge's furniture and stock is hard to es
timate, though it will be at least $500
more so that the whole amount will foot
up to the amount of over $6,000
It is a severe blow to the little town,
which was just recovering from the dam
ages caused by the lute high water.
The fire is supposed to be the work of
an incendiary, as the place where it
started was back nearly 60 feet
from the street between the
buildings which would tend to dislodge
any theory that it came from a cigar
stub or match, though any reason for the
dastardly act is unknown.
The little town presents a very deso
late appearance today, the fire having
destroyed one of the principal blocks in
the business portion of the town, but in
all probabilty a numoer 01 me ouuuings
will be rebuilt at once.
Tonirrht occur the democratic ward
caucuses to select delegates to the county
convention, which is held at the court
house Wednesday. In addition to the
duty of selecting delegates, the ward
meetings are expected to organize cam -palgn
clubs in every ward, or take pre
liminary steps in that direction. It is
hoped there will be particular attention
paid to this matter in connection with
William Dressen, of the Belvidere, is '
the champion ticket seller in Rock Isl
and. At the Druids' excursion he sold
240 tickets. He haa already sold over
20 tickets to the Turner excursion to
Peoria for Sunday. The fare is only
SI. BO. and Billy wants to tell his friends
that they must buy the tickets by Satur
A Wlanint Caadlaate.
The numerous friends of Peter Frey
are urging him to allow his name to be
presented to the democratic county coun
ty convention for the office of circuit
clerk. " Mr. Frey has demonstrated his
ability as a vote getter, and bis nomina
tion would add an element of strength to
The Glenmont. Pilot, Lone Star and
Verne Swain came down, and the Mary
Morton. Lone Star and Verne passed up.
The stage of the water at noon today
at the Rock Island bridge was 4 00, and
the temperature was 83.
RaZOOD AT KOCKFORD.
taaee'n Men lrop Two iamr or tit
liiMt Merles The leseriiuK Play
ers. In Saturday's game of the Rock Island
MolineB at Rockford, the first of the last
series, Roberts played first base for the
Twins, and Cunningham left field, Col
lins and Saee being the battery, while
Underwook and Snyder officiated for the
Hustlers. The features wera the fielding
and batting of Nulton and O'Day, the
former's record being two hits, three put
outs, three assists and no errors, and the
latter's, one hit, three put outs, three as
sist, and no errors. The score:
188 4" 56789
Rockford 10001000 1 S
Kock Island-Mollne..O 0000000 00
Hits Rock Island-Mollne. 7: Rockford, 6.
Earned runs Rookford, 1. Three-Base hit
Mil'er. Base on bulls -By Collins, 7; by Under
wood. 1. Hit by pitcher Corbett. Mruck out
ByCoJlincS, by Underwood, 13 Left on bases
Rockford, 10, Rock Island-Moline, Double
plays Lynch to Nulton, O'Day to Lynch to Rob
erts. Stolen bases Nulton, Sage. Sacrifice hits
Ntcol, Corbett, VanAlsyne, Collins. Umpire
Yesterday's game at Rockford resulted
Rockford 1 0008002 17
Rock Island-Moline. .2 000001 008
Batteries Kling and Snyder; Cunningham and
Sage. Hits Rockford, 10; fRjck Island-Moline,
5. Errors Rock Island-Moline, 3. Three-base
hit Lynch Two base hits U, Nicol, Wilber,
Campiou. Kling, Roberts, struck out By KHi g.
13; by Cnnningeam,7. Double play Corbett to
Campion to Snyder.
McOuirk and Zeis went to Secretary
Moore Saturday night and secured trans
portation to Rockford, promising to join
the team there, but failed to go .
It would not be a bad plan for Mana
ger Sage to sign either Hofer or Mc
Vicker of the defunct Joliets to help out
in the pitching department in the remaiu
ing two weeks. Otherwise the team is
all right without any or the deserters.
Kiing and Underwood of the Rockfords
have received offers from the Southern
league and Truby can go to O&kosh or
Chattanooga. Most of the boys there
have received telegrams from various
Some one broke into the dressing room
at the ball park last night and took away
two of the three uniforms remaining
there. The uniforms are new and worth
$13 50 a piece, and there is a good case
for prosecution under a criminal charge
if it can be found out who took them.
The local association should endeavor to
ascertain as the uniforms are the property
of that organization.
IMPURE BAKING POWDERS.
How to Is.-tect Thtrm-ASovel Kipe
dltton In the City.
The question which attracts the great
eat interest nowadays among the house
wives of the country is how to detect
the adulteration in baking powders. This
is of great importance, for upon it de
pends whether or not the resulting
products are good wholesome food.
Much discussion has been indulged in
concerning the merits and the demerits
of the various powders placed upon the
market. So important has become this
subject, that various state legislatures
have deemed it imperative to enact laws
requiring manufacturers of alum and
ammonia baking bowders to have them
labeled as such, in order that the unwary
might not be deceived.
Any practical and easy method of de
tecting these deleterious ingredients
must certainly commend itself to the
wise, and careful housewives of the
country. The Price Baking Powder com
pany, of Chicago, whose goods have be
come so popular on account of their pur
ity and strength, have bit upon an orig
inal and easy plan for this purpose.
A number of intelligent young ladies
were given lessons in chemistry, and
were taught a simple test which would
reveal instantly and beyond a drubt, the
presence of alum and ammonia in baking
powder, and they were then sent out to
show the test to the consumer.
One of these called at the Argus office
this morning, and in order fairly to try
the honesty and conclusiveness of this
test we prepared samples of different
brands of baking powder; marked them
so that the kinds were known only to
ourselves, and handed them to her to
test. The lady made a simple and ef
fective test, pointing out and demon
strating the different qualities of the vari
The test showed conclusively! that Dr.
Price's Cream Bakinz Powder was com
posed of straight cream of tartar and
soda, and that it is entirely tree from
alum, ammonia or other injurious adul
terations. We are thoroughly convinced of the
honesty and efficacy of this test, and
hope all our housekeepers will admit
these ladies and see their experiment.
They do not sell or take orders, as all the
best grocers keep their goods in stock.
Hava yon Bead
How Mr. W. D. Wentz of Geneva. N Y.
was cured of the severest form of dyepep
sia? He says everything he ate seemed
like pouring melted lead into his stomach.
Hood's Sarsaparilla e fee ted a perfect cure
Full particulars will be sent if you write
C. I. Hood & Co; Lowell, Maes.
The highest praise baa been won by
Hood's Pills for their easy, yet efficient,
Wmr Hale or Trade.;
My pacing horse for a good sound
mare; weight not less than 1,100 pounds.
Inquire at 717 Seventeenth street.
CAME WITH THE CIRCUS.
Saturday's Shows Make Business
for the Police.
Kamna 'aes In th J n mi Ire court
A Hnsband in search or Ills
In the crowd at the circus grounds on
Saturday, William Hees. who lives south
of Milan, caught a fellow in the act of
stealing his wife's purse. Mr. Hess siezed
the thief, who handed back the purse,
and then jerked away and ran. Mr. Hess'
son gave chase and captured the would
be pick-pocket and he was later handed
oyer to the police and locked up. He
gave his name as JohD Williams, and
claims he had not been following the cir
cup. He was taken before Magistrate
Wivill this morning and was held in
bonds of $200 to the circuit court.
Burgiais entered the residence of Wil
son Matthews just south of Milan some
time on Saturday while the family were
in town attending the circus, and carried
off about $40 worth of plunder, including
a gold wa ch and some jewelry.
The residence of James Dickson,
about a mile south of Milan, was
burglarized Saturday while the family
were in the city attending the circus.
Jewelry and loose change to the amount
of about $50 was secured by the thieves.
LOOKING FOR HIS FAITHLESS WIFE.
A few day 6 ago Mrs. Ad Knight, of
Clinton, left her home there under rather
strange circumstances, and as she did not
return, her husband. L. E. Knight, began
a search for her. He found that one W.
Sims, who represents himself as a veteri
nary su.geon was also mi sing, and at
once concluded that the pair had gone
together. It is understood that they
came to Rock Island, acd that Mrs.
Knight wrote a letter to her friend at
Clinton. Her husbanj learned of it, and
he at once swore out a warrant charging
the pair with adultery, and came to
this city yesterday in be arch of them,
lie visited all the hotels and hept a
look out for the pair everywhere, but
failed to find any trace of them.
It was thought that perhaps the pair
would visit the Tower and take in the
b&lloon ascension and the enraged hus
band kept a constant vigil there yes
rerday but without success. If the
couple are in the city they are making
themselves pretty scarce.
POLICE COCRT JOTTINGS.
George Johnson and Horace Monroe,
who blew into town with the show and
were going nowhere in particular and
bad nothing in particular to do, were
each assessed f 100 and costs by Magis
trate Wivill today fi.r carrying concealed
William Lucas was picked up by Offi
cer Long on his general make-up and
when brought to the station he had his
pockets full of tomatoes, onions, soap,
etc., and he will be given an audience
with the magistrate.
John Welch, Frank Schneider. L. C.
Galloway, Joseph Scott, Martin Pains
and Charles DeJaeer were each fined $5
and costs by Magistrate Wivill for in
dulging in hilarious intoxication.
Chas. Joht'Son was fined $5 and coats
for disorde.lv conduct by Magistrate
Wivill this morning.
1 o call your attention to a few facts:
Tour eyesieht is priceless the eyes need good
care; improper spectacles are n furious, you
shonld tot trust your eyesight to irresponsible
peddlers of cheap spectacles.
H D. FOLSOM
Is a Practical Optician, and will tafee pains to
properly fit your eyce for every derect of vision
and will guarantee a perfect fit in every case.
Tf Sit, prt mmrn SbOia. t 1ft I... AmlitariMlCllMI
If the lines in this diamond figure do sot
appear equally black in all the different
meridians, it indicates a defect of sight
that causes nervous head-ache and should
be corrected at once. Eyes tested free.
H. 0. FOLSOM,
Jeweler and Optician.
to select from. Why psy 40 cent's
1o tl.OO for which yon can get
for 10 cents at
C. C. TAYLOR.
1717 Second Ave.
SLOW DRY GOODS.
have been movirg rather slow for the
past few days, aod we must confess that
it has annoyed us to see business lagging.
We don't propose to let it go this way.
Too much ram. Too long a dry spell.
Hot winds, or short orn crop, cannot
stand in the way of pushing our business,
and at all times keeping it up to the
front. If we are willing to lose money
this week to liven things up, youll be
with u. won't -0ii? If we are out a
hundred or two dr.llars of couse you'll be
just that much ahead.
Monday a. m. 8 o'clock sharp SO pieces
fine brown Peppercll musKn 5 3-4c a
50 pieces fine brjwn Slsbnry R mus
lin 5 1 2 a yard.
25 pieces Aurora C yard wide brown
muslin 2 3 4a yard.
One lot of ladies' bWk genuine bril
liants lisle hos. whi'e sn.ls, at 25c a pair
to csll attention ' ht-r burtrvns ia our
hosiery departure t.
McCABE BROS ,
mske prime and imperative rule never
io let badness DRAG because of the so
c'.k'd dull seasons. Call at our store
aiy dy ia the week, or any week in the
year. Bt.d you will find a lot of tradeing
forcint; prio-R and business-urging ideaa
tliit comp.-Ia activity. This week will
be no exception.
We .ffer on Monday and while they
!act 20 d zen V neck silk trimmed fancy
ri tilled ladies vests at 17c, worth 38c,
Small lot of several other lines ladies
and mis-ts'acd children's eummcr vestB
will be clo?ed out at reduced prices.
3Uioztn Indies' stripe and fancy satice
Wiads'r ties io this week at 3c a piece.
Pick Vtn toem out, take what you can
us-: ihTe will be no more.
To cloe out this week a bi job of
c-nt;' eurr.mer ties in four-in-hand and
TVcks ail go at 10c.
BOOKS We sre now receiving our mppl'es of books for the fall tea
son and holiday trade. One lot of 12mo cloth bound Fiction, Poets,
Prose, History, etc., to be so'd at 11c per vol. Wi'hin a few dtjs our
stock of all kinds will be quite complete.
1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Avenue
GO TO THE
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
For your Summer Footwear.
Men's Dcngola Oxfords $1.75 and $2.00,
Men's Patent Leather Oxfords $2.00 and $2 50,
Men's Working Shoes in Cong, or Lac, $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 price3 we are giving away free
an elegant lifa size 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
Angelica ........... ........................
Pure Table C.arvt
Norton's Seedling Claret.....
Sweet Catawba........ lsrrs
Sweet Catawba 1H-6
Iry Catawba 18:
Old Brotherhood Brandy
Old Cherry Brandy 1SC
Old Medicinal Port lStsI
Old Sweet Delaware lf.65
Ei. old Brocton Port 1S7S
Also, Old XXXXX Emerson Rye 79 in original qts.
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
J. C. ADAMS. Pres.
W. L- EYSTER, Sec
" For all Kinds of
gf PAPER HANGING
STORES Rock Island, Moline, Davenport, Reynolds.
PATENTED MAY 20 D 1
.:. 1890 : V
18 Bops lew Slip. 1 Kits to Tie.
Hammock size plate or 6crew, 15 cenu. Collies line sizes per pair, 15 nts.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY, Sole Agent.
1703 and 1705 Second eTeoue. Telephone No 121ft ; - -