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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
pently yet promptly on me jvianeys.
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels coias, neaa
nchp? and fevers and cures habitual
constipation, tvrup 01 r lgs is xne
,k- rpmedv 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 most
healthy ana agreeable substances, its
manvexcellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
fiyrup 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.,
SAM F.&ANOISCO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE, KY. NEW YORK, N. "JC
Best Line of
CARPETS m FURNITURE
And the largest and beat line of
IN THE THREE CITIES.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
J. E. BEIDY.
T. B. KKIDY.
vca nnxr have Home firt-t-class bargains in reil
estate which will net all the way from 8 to 12 per
cent on the iriTestment. It will be to the interest
of pa ties who have their money piacea i "
rate of interest to call and examin these rargama.
Boom 4. Mitchell & Lynde baildinc. ground
floor, in rear of Mitchell JC lynae Dan.
Ink, Paper. Tablets,
Satchels, Straps, Baskets,
Pencil Boxes, Iiu'ers,
and everything necessary for
W. TREFZ & CO.,
2223 Fourth Ave.
The Japanese pay more at
tention to the amusement of the
children than any other nation.
I have a fresh supply of
toys, comprising dolls, several
sizes, "roly polys" that can't
be turned over, and etraw men,
colors not to ba washed off, that
are cheap and can hardly fail
to amuse the little ones.
Call and see them.
G. M. Looslkt.
1619 Second arenue.
Rock Island, U.
A THRILLING ESCAPE.
Little Dora Weichert Tossed By an
Thrown Over 2 O Feet by a locomotive
She la Picked Up Almost Unin
jured Other Accidents.
Dora Wifcbstt the 8-year-old daugh
ter of Rudolph Wiechert and wife, resid
ing just over the line at 107 Fourth
avenue Moline, miraculously escaped a
horrible death by being struck by the
east bound LaSalle passenger at the
crossing at Forty-sixth street on Satur
day evening just before 6 o'clock.
The little girl was accompanying Cora
Klingbell, another girl somewhat older,
to Hanson's saloon after a bucket of beer.
When they approached the tracks from
the south side. William McClure, the flag
man, was on the other aide
and a freight tram was passing
west at the tin.e. The older of the two
children step pi d upon the east-bound
track, and as she did bo dropped a 25s
cent piece that she had in her hand. She
stooped down and began looking for it in
th dust, not noticing the LaSalle train
was approhchii g from the west. Little
Dors, her companion, joined her there a
moment later, when Flagman McClure
saw the danger of the children, but as
tbe freight train was passing he could
not get to the other side of the track
and called loudly to them to get out of
the way. The older one heard him,
and jumped back, but the engine
dashed by just at that instant, catching
the unfortunate child and whirling her
20 feet away. She struck- in the middle
of the road and was picked up and car
ricd to her home, where she was attended
by Drs. Dunn of Moline, and Bernhardi
of this city, and found to have not been
seriously injured. Several persons who
witnessed the accident supposed the
child had been instantly killed, but be
sides a few bruises and a bad fright Bbe
suffered no serious consequences.
Claus Miller, the unfortunate C, R. I.
& P. section band who was run down by
a cb ose in the Rock Island yards on
Saturday afternoon, died cf his injuries
at bis home, 2C18 Fourth avenue, at 9:30
o'clock that night, aged 45 years and 9
months. He leaves besides a widow,
seven children varying in age from 3 to
21 years. He had been a resident of the
city about three years, having come here
Coroner Hawes this morning impan
nelled a jury comp sed of J. 8. Wivil',
foreman, P. J. Heverling. F. H. Warren.
George Foster. H. O. Harris and C. A.
Martin, who, after examining tbe remains
of the nnfortuntite man, adiourned to
Coroner Hawes' office where the inquest
was held. Seven witnesses were exam
ined in all.
Henry Empke a switchman who was
standing about 90 feet from the scene of
the accident, testified to seeing the de
ceased get in front of tbe car and in call
ing to him, warning him of his danger,
but tbe man did not seem to hear him
and be was run down as stated in Satur
day 's issue of The Argus.
Charles Daly, also employed in tbe
yards, was next examined and Us titled
corroborative of the preceding witness,
he having also seen the accident.
Dra. Barth and Hollowbusb, who were
called to attend after he had been hurt,
were next called and testified as to his
injuries and condition after the accident.
J. K. Fezler, engineer of switch en
gine No. 51 of the C. ii. I. &P. that
had kicked the caboose into the track
where Miller was caught, was then ex
amined and testified to his having been
looking ahead and did not see tbe man
when he went in front of the caboose.
Louis Weickhold fireman on the same
engine, was next called, and gave his
evidence, which was to the effect that he
had seen the man going in front of the ap-
1 roaching caboose, and had called to him
but h3 paid no attention, and it struck
him and ran over him.
William L. Hoover another switchman,
gave corroborative evidence which was
all the witnesses examined, and the jury
retired for deliberation.
The jury returned a verdict "that de
ceased came to his death by being run
down the C, R. I. & P. yards by a ca
boose," no blame being attached to any
The funeral occurs from his late home
on Kourtn avenue tomorrow afternoon at
C. C. Hyatt, the erstwhile barber un
der the Rock Island house, boarded the
G. A. R. excursion train on the Rock
Island road at Davenport yesterday
morning for Moline. The train did not
stop in that city, but Hyatt attempted to
get off anyway. The train was speeding
pretty lively, and although Mr. Hyatt
ran by the side of tbe train after alight
ing, he was thrown forward on his face
with such force that he was rendered in
sensible. He was picked up and after
regaining consciousness conveyed to bis
home in Davenport, where medical at
tendance was summoned. He was found
to be badly bruised and scratched, but
not seriously injured otherwise.
For just now . early fall wear ladies'
ribbed Testa half real value special sale,
at McCabe Bros.
Our Kext Conjr : tils.!
and Will Keeeive Hrs Friends To.
Hon. Truman Plantz, of Warsaw,
democratic candidate for congressman
from the Eleventh district, arrived at
the Rock Island house this morning.
which will be his headquarters for sev
eral days, while he will acquaint him
self as far as possible with the psople
of Rock Island county. Tonight Mr
Plantz will hold an informal reception
at the Rock Island house, where he
will be pleased to meet the democrats.
workingmen and citizens generally of
Mr. Plantz is a young man of Intel
ligent countenance and pleasant ad'
dress. All who have met him today
have been more than pleased with him.
He creates a favorable impression wher
ever he goes, and by the time he gets
over the entire district will become the
same general favorite that he is in his
own county, which is so justly proud of
Speaking of the outlook in the district.
Mr. Plantz said be had been more than
gratified with the prospects presented to
him and the reception tendered every
where he had been. He was led to be
lieve the glorious victory of two years
ago in the Eleventh district would be re
peated tbis year, as tbe people had struck
for a principle and they proposed to stand
by it until fthey obtained it. The
democrats have reason be said, to feel
overjoyed at their prospect on the state
and national ticket as well, and that if
every congressional district presented the
glowing prospect for the democracy that
the Eleventh does, the national commit
tee has ample ground on which to state
its hope of carrying the state.
MUST PAY ITS TAXES.
The State board of Kqaalizatton After
the fnllmao I'alare Car Company.
The man who feels that he has a stand
ing complaint against tbe Pullman Pal
ace Car company every time he pays $2
for a berth and then buys the porter off,
will take great pleasure in noting the
manner in which the Illinois legislature
is going for that soulless corporation. It
has resisted taxation for a long time, and
quite successfully, but tbe general assem
bly of the state is moving directly upon
its works. At Thursday's session cf tbe
state board of equalization Mr. Craske
introduced a resolution setting forth
that the Pullman Palace Car company
had failed to make a report to the board
as requested, and concluding as follows:
Whereas, Tbe capital stock of said
Pullman Palace Car company is $24,
965,600, said stock being quoted and
actual sales made for the years 1891 and
1892, at over $175 per share, making
the actual value or said stock ( 43,688,
Whereas. It is the duty of the board
under the laws and rules of this board
when a corporation fails to make a pro
per return, to assess said company from
the best information they can obtain;
therefore, be it
Resolved, That the committee on as
sessment of the capital stock of corpora
tions be, and is hereby instructed, to as
sess said Pullman Palace Car company on
the basis of $43,688,750. giving them
such reduction from said sum as the local
assessors have made against their real
and personal property."
The rnblle Baildlna .
The unsightly fences about the War
ren lot which contains the Bite of the
proposed government building are being
removed. and then a number
of photographs will be taken of
the surroundinpB from various points of
view, and forwarded by Postmaster
Wells to Washington. The following
letter from Supervising Architect Ed
brooke to Congressman Hayes of the
Davenport district, tells the situation in
Office of the Supervising Archi
tect, Washington, D. C, Sept. 13, 1892.
Hon. W. I. Hates, Clinton, Iowa: Sir
Referring to our conversation with re
gard to the preparation of drawings and
specifications for the new United States
building at Davenport, Iowa, I have the
honor to advise you that the sketch
plans and estimates for tbe building
have been approved by the proper cab
inet o "Beers, and that the working
drawings will be started as soon as tbe
pressure of business in tbe office will
permit. From present indications, they
can be started sometime during the pres
ent month; and an effort will be made to
hurry them to completion, in order that
building operations may be commenced
on the site at an early date. Respect
fully yours. W. J. Edbrooke.
Honors to aa Artist.
The tri-city friends of Miss Ida Bur
gess, the former Davenport artist whofe
home is now in Chicago, are greatly in
terested in learning that there are only
half a dozen competitors for tbe contract
of furnishing the decorative designs for
the women's building of the World's fair,
and that she is one of them, and promi
nent among them. She hat their ardent
hopes for her success. Miss Burgess has
certainly made a pleasing artistic success
of her life since she left us for a wider
field, and it is understood she has made
more than a generous living out of it In
addition. She has done the artistic dec
orating of more than one aristocratic
borne in Chicago, and the stands high
among tbe artiste there, land arrcng the
admirers of art aa well. .
A CHURCH FOR MUTES.
A Novel Religious Tri-City Organ
A Remarkable Mervlee at Davenport
Ytstry-The Features '
One. hundred deaf mutes of the trij
cities, 30 of whom were from Rock Isl
and attended a service at the Fourteenth
street M. E. church at Davenport at 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon, the purpose
of which was to form a tri-city religious
organization to be composed of deaf
mutes and conducted entirely in the si
The services yesterday were conducted
by Rev. Frank Read, of Jacksonville,
who is deaf and dumb, assisted by his
son, Frank Read, Jr. The exercises
were carried on mainly by the finger
signs peculiar to the mute mode of com
munication, with the exception of the
organization sermon, which was preached
by Rev. J. H. Kerr, pastor of the Cen
tral Presbyterian church, this city, and
which was interpreted simultaneously by
Frank Read, Jr., to the congregation.
Mr. Read like his father, is an expert
with tbe sign language and the sermon
was communicated as rapidly as it was
In addition to the sermon a quartette
of mutes rendered a number of hymns in
their entirety in the sign language which
proved very interesting to the entire con
gregation and as much appreciated by
the mute portion as if the music were
After the organization was completed,
the church, as a body, was txtmined by
a council of clergymen and delegates
representing the various denominations
of the tri-cities. The council was com
posed as fo lows:
Rev. A. W. Archibald. Frank Nadler,
Edward's Congregational church; Rev. J.
B. L'ttle and J. S. Wylie; First Presby
terian church; Rev. J. S. McCord, First
M. E. church, and Rev. O. B. Waite,
Fourteenth street M. E. church; and Rey.
W. E. Shaw, United Presbyterian
church, Davenport; Rev. J. H. Kerr,
Central Presbyterian cimrch;Rev. F. W.
Merrell, Firtt M. E church, Rock Island;
Rev. J. M. McKnight and Rev. Willson
of the Second Hid First Congregational
The service of recognition was con
dusted by the council, of which Rev. Dr.
Little was cbosrn moderator. The ser
mon as stated was preached by Rev.
Kerr, who spoke with great power of the
mission of the church. Rev. McKnight
offered the prayer of recognition and con
secration. In behalf of the sister churches
Mr. Nadler extended the right band of
fellowship to the new church. His words
of counsel and good will were very ap
propriate to the occasion. The beauti
ful hymn, "Joy to the World! the Lord
is Come," was then recited in the rign
language by Miss Fannie Brasher, who
graduated at tbe Illinois Institution for
tbe Deaf last June.
The church formed will be known
as Christ's Church for the Deaf,
and it star's with a mem
bership of 32, and it is expected
when perfectly organized will have 50
names on its rolls. The services it is un
derstood, will be held alternately in the
Christ's Church for the Deaf, which
is non-sectarian in character, makes the
fifth church of its kind in this country.
There are three Episcopal churches for
the Deaf, one in New York, one in
Philadelphia and one in Chicago.
Christ's Church for the Deaf in St.
Louis, like the one jjst organized, is
non- sectarian in character. Weekly re
ligious services for the deaf are also con
ducted by Dr. P. G. Gillett, superintend
ent of the Illinois Institution, and his
Tne pastor of the new church is Rev.
FraDk Read, himself a deaf mute and
teacher of the deaf at the Illinois institui
tion where be has labored 80 years. He
also edits the Deaf Mute Advance, which
he has published for 23 years. Mr.
Read is assisted by Miss Alice Chenc-
with, daughter of W. S. Cbenjwita
of Davenport. Four years ago Miss
Chenowith organized a bible class com
posed o' lbs deaf of the tri-cities, and
has conducted it most efficiently to the
present time. Tho result of her iabor of
love was the new church or-aniz :d and
rtcogniz-jd yesterday afternoon.
Wali paper at SutcliftVs cheaper than
any other merchant west of Chicago.
Saturday sf e: noon occurred the sec
ond canoe regatta on Sylvan water Mc
line. The medals offered for tbe victor
ious in tbe contests were as follows:
By Hurry Wells cf Moline. in tbe free
fcr-all Bail; by U. C. Smith of Daven
port, in the Bail forlrrawadla only; b J.
Heaton of Moline, in the free-for-all
paddle, and M. R. Richardson of Daven
port, in the hurry scurry. James Flem
ing and F. J. Walz were the referees,
judges and timers '
When gazing ia your lover's eyes.
How soon his tense of rapture dies
If there's no sweetness in your breath;
If by yonr ftiiirg teetn be shown
That POZODU3T to yon's unknown.
And that your mouth is suffering depth.
Wednesday and Thursday. rJept. 21
and 23. from 8 o'clock a m. to 6 o'clock
a m muslins for j our prices that will
save dollars. .
For two days, and for two days only,
we will sell Ar-ora 6c unbleached mnslins,
yard wid-j at 4 : a yard.
Waldora unbleached yard wide muslin,
5 . a ard
Popt rail R unbleached yard wide mus
lin 5 : a yrf.
Lockwood mush'n, yard wide, 5Jc a
yar.1, regiitsr value 7c.
Pdpp-r-l! E 40 itch muslin 6 a yard.
Buckehvad heavy yard wide untljached
mus'in 6 J a yvd.
InrUante-d xtra heavy yard wide mus
lin 6ic ii var i.
Ozirk AA yard wide unbleached mus
lin 5c a vard.
Well, no matter where or how we have
got them, they will go this week for h vlf
regular prices Ail this week if they
last so long (but prices will hustle them
Ladies' ribbed underwear, just rieht for
for fall wear.
One lot ladies high neck, long sleeves,
ribbed vest. 14c each.
One lot ladie9' jaeger natural mix rib
bed Tests, high neck, long tltevt s. 19c
One lot ladies' Eijyptaia ribbed vest?,
high neck, long sleeves, 2'is each.
One lot ladies medium weight, high
neck, long sleeves, vest 22c each .
One lot ladies' ribbed pints 22 a pair.
Dollars for halves wonid express the
values we give you tb;s week.
Eebe 13 .Another Hurrah in Cottos flanjtsls this Week
One case Bretouia nnbleacei 12c cotton flannel Sc a yard.
One case buckskin 12ic unble? ched cotton 11 anrel 10c a yard.
One case buckskin 14c unb eached cotton flannel 8i"."a yard.
Cheapar bleached and unblea bed cotton fliuuel as low as
3e a yard. Come and examine qualities.
1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Avenue.
Buy Your Shoes at
These Stores are noted for carrying the best and meat com-J
plete stocks at Lowest prices.
"We Sell Solid School Shoes for Less Money than any
other competitor in the thre citie?.
We enlarge your Photo free when you buy Ten Doll 4.8'
worth of Shoes. Call and get card.
CARSE & CO., STAND,
1622 Second avenue.
1712 Second avenue.
1818 Second ave.
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 'ruble Caret
Norton's Seedling Claret
Sweet Catawba 1PT
Sweet Catawba ....18 6
Iry Catawba 18?
Dry Catawba 1SS6
Old Brotherhood Brandy
Old Cherry Brandv lSfiS
Kid Medicinal Port ltB!
Old Sweet Delaware 1N65
Kx. Old Brocton Port 1S74
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
STORES Rock Island, Moline, Davenport, Reynolds.
New and Second Hand.
We will save you Money by purchasing your
Books, Tablets, Slates, School Bags, Slate
Pencils, Lunch Baskets, etc., of us. A lead
pencil Sharpener given to every purchaser
of Tablets on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Geo. H. Kingsbury.
1703, 1705 Second avenue. Rock Island, Telephone 1216
403 Fifteenth street, Moline. -