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Both the method and results when
gvrupof Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acta
tenth 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
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste ana ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
it? action and truly beneficial in its
effect?, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
manyexccllentqualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
yrup of Figs is for sale in 75c
Lotties 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 7SAMOISOO, OAL.
LOUISVILLS, ST. NEW YORK, XT. Z
Best Line of
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
And the largest and beat line of
IN THE THREE CiTIES.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
J. S. BKIDV.
T. B. KKIDY.
We now h are some flrt-clasa bargains In re ml
estate which will net all the way from 8 to 12 per
cent on the investment. It will be to the interest
of parties who have their money placed at a less
rate of Interest to call and examine these bargains.
Room 4. Mitchell A Lynde building, ground
floor, in rear of Mitchell & Lynde bank.
Ink, Paper. Tablets,
Satchels, Straps, Baskets,
Peneil Boxes, Rulers,
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 straw men,
colors not to be washed off, that
are cheap and can hardly fail
to amuse the little ones.
Call and see them.
G. M. Loobuet.
lCW Second aTenue.
Bock Island, 11.
Matters DIscnssed at the Council
Meeting Last Night.
Steps Taken Toward rnrebMlosi a
tiona Bead and Acted
At last night's meeting of the city
council Aid. W. P. Schroeder presided
in the a bsecce of Mayor McConochie.
Aid. Huesing introduced a resolution
calling the council's attention to the duet
nuisance now existing in the city and
providing that the finance committee be
instructed to ascertain the cost of an im
proved sweeper and report to the council.
This isjan excellent move, as there is noth
ing now o much needed in the city as a
street sweeper to relieve the stores and
residences along the pavement of the dis
agreeable dust arising from the pavement.
A communication from 8. N. Stewart
asking that the council grant him a ferry
franchise to r in a ferry from here to
Davenport, agr eing to run a steam ferry
in connection with his steam launch if
the council so dtsirts. It was referred
to the license committee.
The present strife oetween the new and
the old ferry companies is of concern to
the public only in so far that it desires
the best possible mode of communication
between the cities of Rock Island and
Davenport. Just so far and no further
ii The Argus interested in this animated
controversy. It wants the best, no mat
ter who is the master of the situation.
The Rock Island-Davenport ferry has
for years bad things its own way here
abouts. It has provided a first class
boat and in the main given satisfaction,
although none will gainsay the fact that
the service has been improved since the
inauguration of the bridge car line. It
is an equally indisputable fact too.that the
old boat has not put itself out to be over
accommodating. In the first place it is too
large and too clumsy to make quick time
between the two cities. Two small boats
that would run up to the dock and out
again in a j ffy would more properly
meet tbe public idea. The present boat
is a credit to the owners, as fine a ferry
9 there Is on the river but does it fi 1
tbe bill T In this day, people have no
time to waste in a ferry dock. On the
other band do the naptba launches fill the
bill? Tbe authorities bestowing fran
chises should be guarded and guided by
a determination to give tbe public the
best. No absolute n.onopoly 6hould be
tolerated unless it provides all that the
public desires. In a word the public
wants, if anytbing, superior service to the
r resent. No inferior eery ice should
A petition was also read by tbe clerk
from property holders desiring to
have a change made in the Seventh ward
sewers, but as the matter is already in
court City Attorney Haas explained that
it was too late to make any changes, and
the petitions were received and placed on
Some misunderstanding seemed to ex
ist between members of the fire and
light committee and Chief Ramskill, in
regard to having an office furnished the
latter, and after a discussion of the mat
ter it was finally decided to have the
chief furnish an office at an expense not
to exceed (100.
GILMOK'S FAMOUS BAN D.
A. aiarveloas Tonr Proposed Snail
the Trl-Cltles Have It?
New York, Sept. 15 Editor Argus:
During the concert tour of Gilmore'a band
last fall through nearly a hundred west
ern cities large and small the under
signed announced to many of his audi -ences
that in recognition of this year be
ing the 400th anniversary of tbe discov
ery of the American continent, he
proposed to celebrate the event by tbe
grandest tour ever made by any musical
organization. For this purpose he will
increase bis band to 100 musicians the
elite of the musical profession includ
ing at least 25 famous soloists, with the
addition of tbe most celebrated singers of
tbe day. The selecting of musicians
from over 2.500 now residing in the city
of New York, and also from otber cities,
to increase tbe band to 100 members, has
beeu going on for the past few months
and is now almost complete. Not one
can enter our ranks who is not a thor
ough musician and a first class artist
upon his instrument. It will indeed be
a band of which it can truly
ba said that, through the
splendor of its organization, the com
pleteness of its equipment, the gTeat Va
riety ot its instruments, the magnificence
of its programs and the perfection of its
performances, there never have been, in
any country in the world, anytbing of the
kind to compare with it. Such a wonder
ful band cannot fail to reflect honor upon
the musical profession, honor upon the
age in which we live, and honor upon
Now comes the question: Are your
citizens desirous of a visit for one grand
concert by this great organization T If so,
let all who will, go at once and place
their names upon tbe subscription list,
and at the same time select their seats, a
record of which will be placed upon the
manager's books, and a duplicate of the
numbers given to each subscriber.
This attraction will be seen only where
we are guaranteed against losses, and
Manager Kindt of the Burtis ot Daven
port has placed the tri-cities in a light
where we think they can be added to one
of the cities of our tour. The tonr will be
made in October, November and Decern
ber, and no money from subscribers will
be required or accepted until the box
office is opened for the public sale of
seats, a few weeks previous to the date
of the concert, which will be announced
as soon as tbe subscription
reaches the sum necessary to ensure tbe
undersigned against loss.
Tbe band will travel in a special train
of 10 cars, consisting of a baggage car, a
large armory car. fitted up in military
style, with lockers for uniforms, etc.,
where the 100 musicians will dress and
prepare for the concerts; four sleeping
cars, two dining cars, a smoker and ob
servation car; altogether a regular hotel
on wheels, where ail will live day and
night, throughout the entire tour.
It will be readily conceived that the
whole undertaking will be attended with
great expense, but the very magnitude
and scale of grandeur upon which it is
proposed to carry it out, has a charm
about it that will no doubt, meet with a
liberal and enthusiastic response from
the American people.
Already several cities have taken the
initiative, and a lively and exciting pres
sure for the choicest seats is now going
on. It now rests with your citizens to
have, if they will, this glorious musical
festival a festival that will mark an
epoch in the musical bistory of our city,
neyer to be forgotten, and one of the de
lights of which no language can describe.
Very respectfully yours,
P. S. Gilmore .
Subscriptions will be received at
Fluke's book storey or by mail to Mana
ger Charles T. Kindt. Subscription prices
$ 1.50 and S2 00 per ticket.
IIowtheMixth Kf giment Fares Among
Those Selected, for the sjoatest Oct.
The Illinois team to take part in the
inter-state rifle contest at Fort Sheridan
Oct. 24 has been chosen. This team will
shoot against similar teams from the mi
litia of Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and
from the Fifteenth Infantry, U. S. A.
The 10 Illinois militiamen winning
places in the team by their scores at the
rifle range inciude five men from the Sixth
regiment, which gives tbe Sixth a big
l.-ad in tbe record for marksmanship.
Here is the team and the record of each
Capt R II Aiken, inspector of the rifle prac
tice, 6th regiment 1134
Private M May. Co M 4th 1015
Ord Ser,jt Ben Eick, 6th 1010
Private C Morris, M, 4th 1005
8en;i O M Prderson, U, 2d 93
Lieut Q W Hamilton, II. 6th MM
Lieut F E Day On, K. 6th 903
Capt U n Dumon, inspector rifle preclice,
Perpt John ScMt. 6th 970
Private D M Lewis, A, Sd 967
There are also four alternates, one of
whom is a Sixth regiment man, B. F.
Williams, of Company E. with a record
of 953. Tbe other alternates are Private
Ben Barrett.of Company M, Fourth, 961,
Capt. C. H. Shaw, inspector of rifle prac
tice for the Second. 956 :and Private Chas.
Austin, Company M Fourth, 947.
The Verne Swain came down and the
Isaac Staples, Robert Dodds, Pilot and
Sidney passed up.
The stage of water at Rock Island
bridge at noon today was 3:10, and tbe
temperature was 63.
Capt. Tom Isherwood of Davenport,
has some vivid recollections of tbe cholera
epidemics that have run the length of the
Mississippi, having been through a
couple of them at least. In 1866 for ex
ample, he started on the old Canada from
St. Louis to St. Paul. The cholera was
traveling on the same boat. Between
St. Louis and Keokuk 40 persons died,
and at tbe latter place every passenger
forsook the steamer, ana she turned back
to St. Louis. Capt. Isherwood's descrip
tions of midnight buryings are vivid and
realistic. The boat would tie up at any
convenient bank and bodies simply en
closed in rough board boxes that he bad
made and shrouded in only the clothes
worn in life, would be buried by the light
of flaring torches. At one landing of
this kind nine such boxes were placed
under the sand. The terrors and horrors
and distress of such a river voyage are
not to be imagined.
The snagboat Gen. Barnard is work
ing on tbe Silas Wright, which was
wrecked recently on tbe rapids. The
old bull will be cut into three sections, to
enable the owners to recover the boil
ers, "nigger" and engine. It will take
three or four days to clean away the
wreck. The Silas Wright, which at that
time was the bow boat for a raft being
taken over the rapids, was driven onto
the rocks by a strong cross current Bet
ting in below Winnebago Island
and running toward the Illinois shore.
Tbe cross current appeared after
the government had built a dam running
from tbe head of the island to Campbell's
island for the purpose of throwing more
water over tbe chain which is rather bad
there. This dam shut off the current
running between the islands, which it
seems had regulated the current at the
foot of Winnebago. The government
force, has started a wing dam from tbe
foot of the island which, will ran down
about 400 feet. It is expected that tbe
dam will either do away with this cross
current or throw it below tbe rocks which
are rather thick at this place. The dam
will probably be finished this fall.
Buy your hardware at the Columbia.
A meeting will be held at Roche's hall
this evening at 8 o'clock to reorganize
the Sunnyside democratic campaign club
AU members of the club and other demo
crats desiring to join are requested to at
tend. J. H. IdDDLKS,
Daniel Cokkek. President '
Vice President. -.
Last Night's Reception to Hon.
Truman Plant z.
Meetings for the Fnrposs of Organizing
Campaign Clubs. Etc Tomorrow
A large number of democrats and citi
zens generally called upon Truman Plantz ,
democratic candidate for congress, at the
Rock Island house last night, the recep
tion being entirely informal. Among those
who paid their respects to Mr. Plantz
were Dr. J. M. Barth and Dr. J. R. Hol-
lowbush, who formerly resided at War
saw, Mr. Plantz home, and who were
anxious to greet their old fellow citizen.
ijater in the evening Mr. Plantz
accompanied by a number of repre
sentative democrats, visited Turner
hall, where a meeting was held pursuant
to the call of Chairman Wheelan of the
democratic city committee, to consider
the plan of arrangements for tomorrow
night's reception to Judye Altgeld.
Today Mr. Plantz has been at Moline.
where in company with Hon. George W.
Vinton, Msx Kohn. chairman of the
democratic city committee in that city.
and otherB, be has been meeting with a
cordial reception oc every hand. To
night he will be accorded a reception at
tbe rooms of the Cleveland and Stevenson
A meeting has been called for tonight
at Roche's hall to reorganize tbe Sunny
side marching club, which has proved
such a power in local politics in years
gone by. The club will make arrange
ment to turn out tomorrow night.
A meeting is to be held tonight in the
rooms over the Arcade cigar store for the
perpose of forming a young men's dem
There will be a torchlight procession
tomorrow night in honor of Judge Alt-gel-4
and Truman Pianiz prior to the
meeting at Harper's theatre. All the lo
cal clubs will participate, as well as tbe
clubs of Mol.ne and Davenport.
Orchard State bank, of Orchard, Ne
braska, makes investments in real estate
securities; 7 per ctnt interest net to in
vestors. No loans made exceDt upon
the personal inspection of the officers
E. W Dart, president; J 8. Dart, cashier.
References Mitchell & Lynde. bank
ers; J. F Robinsoi., casbier Rock Island
National bank; C. C. Carter. M. D.;
Henry Dart's Son, wholesale grocers.
When gazing in your lover's eyes.
How soon bis tense of rapture dies
If there's no sweetness in your breath;
If by your failirg teeth be shown
That eOZODONT to yon's unknown,
And that your mouth is suffering death.
Burtis Opera House,
GRBAT BILLOWS OF LAUGHTER,
FRIDAY NIGHT, Sept. 23,
MR. FRANK DANIELS,
AND HI8 COMPANY IN
Now In the sixth year of of its great success,
f-houts. screams, veils, roars.
Prjcf 1, 75c. 60c SSc. Seats on sale at
A iuac Da iClcpilUUV ilD, 3U.
Burtis Opera House,
f ABBOTT & TEAL'S
I COMEDY CO-
g 150 Nights in New York.
50 Nights In Chicago.
V Is Beautifully Staged-
is Splendidly Acted
A Laugh Every Second.
A Roar Every Minute.
Prices $1,00, 75. 50 and 35 cents; seat sale at
Fluke's M one ay fcept. luth; Telephone No. 30.
Slate Pencils, Ink, -Paper
Straps, Baskets, Pencil Boxes
Kuiere, aad everything
necessary for School.
School Supplies at
C. C. TAYLOR'S,
1717 Second Ave.
Well, no batter where or how we have
got them, they will go this week for half
regular prices All this week if they
last so long (but prices will hustle them
Ladies' ribbed underwear, inst rieht for
for fall wear.
One lot ladies' high neck, lone sleeves.
ribbed vest. 14c each.
Oae lot ladies' jaeeer natural mix rib-
bed Testa, high neck, long tleeves. 19c
One lot ladies' Eijyptaia ribbed vesls.
high neck, long sleeves. 2Sc each.
One lot ladies medium weight, hieh
neck, lone sleeves, vest 22c each .
One lot ladies ribbed pints 22 ? a pair.
Dollars for halves wonld express the
values we give you this week.
Wednesday and Thursday. Sept. 21
and 23, Trom 8 o'closk a. m to 6 o'clock
A M muslins for jo jr prices that will
For two days, and for two days only,
we will sell Acorn 6c unbleached muslins,
yard wide at 4 ; a yard. "
Waldora unbleached yard wide muslin.
Penperall R unbleached yard wide mus
lin 5 : a yard. f-
L.ckwood mus'in. yard wide, 5c a
yard, regular value 7c
Peppnt-ll E 40 inch muslin 6 a yard.
Buckhead bnavy yard wide unreached
muslin 6c a yaid.
IortianLeid extra heavy yard wide muss
lin 6J3 a yar 1.
Oznrk A yard wide unbleached mus
lin 5c a vard.
Eere is Another Hurrah in Cotton flannels this Week
One case Bretonia nnbleaced 12o cotton flinnel 8c a yard.
One case buckskin 12c unbleached cotton flannel lCc a yard.
One caBe buckskin 14c unbVached cotton fl nnel Si", a yard.
Cheapsr bleached and unblea- hed cotton fl mnel'as low as
3e a yard. Come and examine qualities.
1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Avenue.
Buy Your Shoes at
These Stores ara noted for cairying the best and most com-'
plete stock 8 at Lowest prices.
"We Sell Solid School Shoes for Less Money than any
other competitor in the thrte cities.
We enlarge your Photo free when you buy Ten Doll .s'
worth of Shoes. Call and get card.
CAUSE & CO., 8TAND,
1622 Second avenue.
CASH STORE, CENTRAL,
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 Table Caret.
Norton's Seedling Claret
Sweet Catawba .......
Old Brotherhood Brandy.
Old Cherry Brandy Mi8
Old Medicinal Port 1WK
Old 8weet Delaware 1kR5
Ex. Old Brocton Port 1872
Also, Old XXXXX Emerson Rye 79 in original qts.
T. H. THOA1AS, Druggist.
The Bee Hive not only
shows the largest and
best bought stock of
cloaks and millinery in the
tri-cities, but can and does
offer bargains in each de
partment calculated to
paralyze competition, open
the eyes of every wide
awake cash buyer, and
prove to all that the Bee
Hive is "second to none"
in stock, styles or low
Your self-interest leads
you to the
114 West Second Street. Davenport.
r -' v i -
XEOUTOK 8 NOTICE.
Estate of Otto F. Ehlers, Deceaced.
The undersigned, hartng been appointed e
cntor of the last will and testament of Otto F.
Ehlera, late of the county of Rock Ieland, state t
Illinois, deceased, hereby gives notice that he will
appear before the county court of Bock Islait
county, at the office of the clerk of said court, in
the city of Rock Island, at the NoTember.erm.cn
the First Monday in November next, at which tine
aj parsons having claims against said estate are
notified and requested to attend for the purpose of
having the same adjusted. All persons indebted
to said estate are requested to make immediate
payment to the undersiraed.
Dated this Mth day of Aognst. A. D. 189.
Joian Volk c5c Co.,
Saab Doors Blinds, Biding. Flo-ring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders.
Ela-hteenth 8t bet. Third and Fourth area.