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A General Idea of the Work
THE CONTRACTORS AEE ALL BUST.
MERIT IN CURE.
Both the method and restilta when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acta
gently 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
effects, prepared only from the most
health- and agreeable substances, its
man v excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
yrup of Figs is for sale in 75c
littles by all leading druggists.
Anv reliable druggist who may not
have it on hand will procure it
promptly for any one who wishes
to t ry it. Manufactured only by the
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.,
SAN FitANOISOO, CAX..
IXmiSVILLH, XT NEW YORK, ST. "X
J. E. BKIDY.
T. 15. it K IDT.
We now have some flvt-class bnrL-ain in re A
.Mate which will net all the way from 8 t' 12 per
rent on the investment. It wil. hr to the interest
of pa ties who have tneir money p'nced at a !eg
rate of Interest to call and examine tie ;e I ariratns.
Itnora 4. Mitchell & Lyr.de bnlldirs. groumli
floor, in rear of V itchell & lynde bunk. .
Stale Pencils, Ink,
Paper Tablets, Satchels,
Strap:, Baskets, Pencil Boxes
KuJers, and everything
necessary for School.
School Supplies at
C. C. TAYLOR'S,
1717 Second Ave.
urtis Opera House,
TWrt "V TITTM
sTdusADY. Oct. 8th & 9th.
Engagement of the Pi9tingniBh:d Artists.
Mr. Doke Davidson
aid Misd Ramie Austen,
Dangers of a Great City
A. story oi iew xorts. june.
A Drama of Purify. Strvngth. Heart Stir
ring tntl Thril'ing situations.
FREE! To the Ladies. FREE!
A biantiful Photograph of Miss Kamic Austen
will he handed to every lady npoa entering the
Thettre. , .
Prices. $10, 75. 50 and 25c; seats at Flnke'e
and Thomas' drugstore.
Satuiday. October 8tb, we will reduce
prices on pitcbers of all kinds, and on
sugar And cream Bets.
One line of glass cream pitchers will be
put at 3 cents each; but the averaze on
pitcbers of all kinds will be one-fourth
cfl. This will apply to every kind of
pitcher; plain white, brown, decorated;
iron, stone, Rockingham, china; every
thing wim a spout and bandit except
toilet ware, will go.
On sugars and creams, a reduction of
oae fifth will be made. In this, also,
nothing will be excepted; and one style,
Opines -, prettily decorated, will be put
at 30 cents the set.
Dul you ever see a lady who had too
G. M. Loobxry.
Crockery Stora, ...
lbOB second avenue. :
The Portion or the Hennepin Which the Gov
ernment Is Actually Doing The Number
of Men And Teams Employed Making
Hay While the San Shines Good Soil for
Notwithstanding the fact that the go
ing into effect of the 8-hour law was
thought to have crippled all work on the
Hennepin, a large amount has already
been done and active operations are in
progress at intervals all along the lower
past of the route.
View of the Work,
Frcm Black Hawk's Towercan be seen
where the work on the upper lock is in
progress, the contract for which is held
by David Sears. He has been at work
some time and already has accomplished
considerable on his contract. He has 50
men and 20 teams. Just below the first
lock is here Capt. Wheeler
of the government service has
a force employed. Work there is
also progressing nicely. About 100 men
ard 20 teams are at wo:k. . - On the up
per end of Big Island is where H. J.
Sheppard has a contract with which he is
getting along rapidly. He has about 45
men and 15 teams. The next in line is
the force of James Kclleen, who has the
contract for lock 36. The work there as
in the places above is being hustled, and
a good showing has been made. There
are 30 men and 10 teams at work on the
contract. Directly west of this Contract
tor J. D. Lynch is pushing the work of
construction rapidly. There are about 40
men and 20 teams working on the con
tract. Contractor Glass is next with 50
men and 20 teams, and be is getting pret
ty well along with his work. Next in
order comes the work for which Patrick
Keace haa the contract. Like the
others, he is hustling, and has
already made a good showing. He
has about 90 men and 40 teams at
work. Contractor Flick, who is work
ing on with another contract adjjin
iag, has 40 men and 15 teams at work,
which is the last except the work that
is leiug done Dy uaptain wmtney
down near the mouth, where the last
lock will bo built.
About 500 men and ICO teams in all
are cow engaged in actual construction,
but the work teing done at different
points does not make as much of a
showing as if it were at one place
There are yet several weeks in which
the wea'her will permit of the wori being
bustled fcloryg at a rapid rate, and every
hour will be taken advantage of until cold
weather, and in all probability next spring
will witness a nt w and vigorous start. The
contractors all state that it is as easy soil
as they have ever worked , hich in a mea
sure e-ccounts for the progress that has
They Say It's True.
That the republicans had a slim turn
out down town last night.
That the sidewalk ordinance that the
city council had in mi;d has got lost in
That the peop!e on lower Third ave
aue breathe easier since the pavement
has been cleaned.
That Rock Island has done more build
ing so far this year than any year in the
That overcoats and wraps are now in
That the city need 3 a street sweeper
ana needs it badly.
That the police haven't got the edge
any on tb.2 fire department in getting
That this being leap year has some
thing to do with the long list of autum
That Kock Island has a surprising
number of youn? men who will cast :h. r
first vote for Cleveland and Stevenson
That a divorce case is not improbable
in a prominent family in the city.
That the people are confident that the
council will see the advisability of putting
in a couple of more fire stations.
That more will be heard shortly about
the prize fight at Andalusia last summer.
That Capt. Robinson and Capt. Stew
art do no speak as they pass by.
That Senator Mills will draw an im
That Rock Island has seen a pio-iper
ous year and has bright prospects ahead.
That the Union still has that bundle of
fire works ready and is waiting for a call
from the campaign clubs.
To Prevent the GrlD
Or any other similar epidemis. the blood
and the whole system should be kept in
healthy condition. If you feel worn out
or have "that urea reeling in me mora
incr An not h oiiiltv of neclect. Take
Hood's Sarsaparilla to give strength, pur
ify the blood and prevent disease.
Hood's Pills cure liver ills, iaundice.bil-
iousness, sick headache, constipation.
Needs assistance it may be well to ren
der it promptly, bat one should rornerr
ber to use only the most perfect ' reme
dies only when needed. The best and
most simp'e and gentle remedy is the
Syrup of Figs, manufactured by the CaN
ifornia Pig Syrup Co. . !
Worthless Remedies for the Liquor Habit
and One Other Which Is Always Effica
cious. Rock Island, Oct. 8. Editor Argus:
In the Chicago Tribune ot Oct. 2nd. there
was an article taken from the "Banner of
Gold," a paper publ shed in the interest of
the L. E. Eeeley Co. of Dwight. The
article among other things read as follows:
"We advise all our readers to avoid all im
itation or fake cures, and calling attention
to the fact that out of 50,000 patient
treated by the Keeley Co. not one was in
jured mentally or physically." Let me
call attention toadispatchftom San Fran
cisco Feb. 13. recording the death of Sena
tor Fair's son, who died (as the dispatch
says the doctors affirm) directly from the
effects of the Keeley treatment. Another
one dated Feb. 18 lb from Buffalo reads:
"Another bi-cbloride of gold victim is
dead namely, Austin Holbrook, of Mack
ias." Another, New York, Oct. 3rd: "J. B.
Moorhead, aged 21 years, suicided today.
He had no trouble other than his inability
to keep from drinking He spent six
months at the Eeeley Iostit-jte."
Another, Oct 5th: "J. M. Moan, of
Sioux City. Iowa, died yesterday of the
Keeley cure. His death was sudden and
followed a long siege of intense nervous
suffering. His wife savs be was given too
much chloral at the institute . "
The New York legislature has ordered
an investigation of the Keeley institute at
White Plains Surely there must be some
mental wrecks or this legislative body
would cot trouble itself to order an
investigation. The writer is a gradu-
ate of the Morrell cure. tie
writes this in simple justice
to the Morrell Liquor Cure Co. The
Morrell Cure is no imitation of the Keel
ey cure. Dr. Morrell is a chemist of
e reat repute in this country, and also in
England. It is utter nonsense to Bay he
imitated Keeley. He discovered his own
cure, which is distinctly and entirely dif
ferent from Keeley's cure, and in the
Morrell cure there are ingredients known
only to Dr. Morrell and unknown to
medical science Let any graduate of
Keeley make ami prove the following as
sertions that I make a follows in regard
to ihe Morrell cure:
The treatment will in no case cause
sore srms or loss of memory; the treat
ment will build the system up instead of
tearing it down. The writer at the close
of three weeks' Morrell treatment com'
me need at once to work on a complicated
set of double entry corporation books
with bis mind as dear and vision as
bright as at any time in his life. No
Kteley graduate can duplicate this. Ti.e
Morrell medicines are perfectly harmless
in every particular. Now, in regard to
the fake part of it. Cau anyone in the
Tri Cities believe that the gentlemen
composing the Morrell Liquor Cure com
paav could enter into any fke. The
ii'ea is preposterous, and ought not to
deceive a child. One more thought.
Keeley in his speeches, and thus
his club's talks of the Keeley cure being
such a boon to humanity.
-P. 3. His terms are $75 cash."
Let anyone read the New York Mail and
Express of Sept. 29th and men see which
has the best boon to humanity The ar
ticle reads that any person who honestly
desires to be cured of the liquor habit
my call at the Mail and Express Morrell
Liquor cure, 105 Grand etieet ani be
cured free of charge . Here is a noble
charity, a charity that will put a p:or
soddon, drunken wretch upon his feet and
send him with elastic step and clear eyes
to his wife a family to make a citizen of
him to cheer his poor wife and children.
Such a charity as this shows the beauty
of the Christain religion, such a charity
shines as a ray of light to heavon. Can
anyone possibly think that the Mail and
Express could be the patron of a fake;
tbe idea is absurd. I be citizens ot this
city have an institution in their midst
which will make Rock Island prominent
all over tbe country. Let us ail epeak a
good word for it. A Reader
Judge J. Wl Drury was a visitor in
our Circuit Court Thursday. Thirty
seven years ago he presided in this court.
At that time there were six counties in
the district with one judge to do tbe
work. Now there are six counties in the
district and three judges. Judge Drury
sat with Judge Smith for a time and then
visited Judge Glenn's court in the super
vis n' room His visit revived pleas
ant memories of former days.
He came to Rock Island county over
50 J ears ago; was a member of the old
law firm of Knox & Drury, known in its
day all over northern Illinois. He is now
in his 80ih year, and is hale and hearty.
except his eyes'ght has grown poor. He
spends his summers on his farm which
he has placed in a high state of culliva
tion. It is the old Hartman farm near
Milan. His winters he spends in the
south as a rule and in traveling. His
wife is always by his side. He is at
present the guest of Maj. Connelly.
Mrs. Catherine Cary died at the home
of her son. P. J. Cary, 2524
Sixth avenue, at 7:30 this morn
ing, of tbe irfirmities of ad
vanced years, having been an invalid for
nearly a year; and since last winter when
she suffered an attack of the grip, had
been bed ridden. Deceased was born in
Ireland 78 years ago, her maiden name
being Catherine Glenn. She married
Patrick Cary in the old country, and her
husband dying there in 18C5. she came to
America in 1S78, and to Rock Island .
She leaves three sons T. F. and Dennis
in Chicago, and P. J. in Rock Island.
She was a woman who enjoyed the warm
friendship and love of all who knew her.
and much hearltclt sympathy will be ex
tended to the sons in their loss.
The funeral arrangements have not yet
"Success denends udod the liberal rat
ranage of printing offices." Aator.
How Marsh is Getting Even
With Senator Berry.
ALL OP WHICH IS EEdPEOOATED.
Trouble Again in Hancock County Trying
to Swap Off His Old Enemy for Votes for
Himself, but the Senator is Dead on to
The cause of republicanism in Hancock
county is not so very much improved
over 10 years ago. Last night's Argus
contained a review of the idternecine
struggle within the party there 10 years
ago, in which popular opposition to
Marsh assumed such shape as to precipi
tate an outright bolt of the McCluugh
ry faction ia the convention, in which
the chronic was finally nominated. The
opposition at that time was led by Senas
tor Berry, the Marsh forces being under
the guidance of J. E. Chandler.
The McCiaugury element, it has
been stated, was beaten in the
convention, but did not rest there. It
went to the polls and there laid Mr.
Marsh out to its entire satisfaction. In
the meantime Mrsh has been fed by the
state, and now after 10 years he comes
forth again a candidate for congress in
the same district ill which he was so hu
miliatingly laid out so loeg ago. Tbe
memories of the past are still alive, hows
ever, and while he is making a most la
borious effort to appear a hail fello.7 well
met with all, he is etill longing for an
opportunity to square up for the events
of long ago.
From Hancock county comes the
rumor that the colonel has fouad tbe way
of squaring up old scores, and at the
same time is, as he supposes, advancing
bis own interests, politically speaking.
Senator Berry is a candidate for re-elec
tion in the Hancock county senatorial
district. Now, the plan which
Marsh is pursuing all on the
quiet, is to trade off
Berry for votes for himself and thus kill
two birds with one stoae to cut Berry
and help himself at the same time. But
stealthly as M-irsh has been pursuing this
course, his tactics have become known.
In his own county where everybody is ac
quainted with him and where Lis enemies
if anything, outnumber his frieuds, he
cannot do a great deal without being de
tected. .So it was that his kniving of Ber
ry became known. Those who discov
ered the disposition of Marsh did not say
much about it, but went forthwith to
Senator Berry, and jist as quietly did that
individual plot bis course. It was mere
ly to pay Marsh beck in kind and the
codr quince is that the old elements will
he at war more fiercely than ever before
the campaign closes.
Berry's fate is already settled, and no
body knows it better than Berry, and he
would jast as leave take Marsh down
with him as no. in fact wouli a little
Tq-j jury in the damage suit of Noldt
vs. Meyers, this morning retnrned a ver
dict allowing the plaintiff $700.
Judge Smi'.h adjourned the circuit
court today until Monday at 11 o'clock
and left for bis home in Galesburg.
Tnrnkev Wright at the jail, yesterday
received Gust Hogburg, sent down by
Justice Kerne of Moline. for 60 days.
Len Stockwell came down from Cor
dova Thursday and yesterday be retu nel
accompanied by Harry ODay, who will
spend the winter there. They expect to
spend some time hunting on the Marias
James Maucker has apain opened his
he rii shoeing shop on Seventeenth s'.reet.
where he will be glad to see all his old
patrons. Mr. Maucker's reputation in
this line of work has always been the
highest and he will no doubt have plenty
to do. He will, howeyer, have plenty
of help and be prepared to do work on
At the close of the Military Track Re
union Association of the Eleventh Con
gressional district at Macomb yesterday.
Dr. S. C. Piummer was elected surgeon
for the ensuing year. Gen. W. A.
Schmitt wss one of the speakers of
the closing festivities. The p'ace of the
next meeting wis left to the winter
meeting, when R.ck Ifl nd should pre
sent its claims.
Yesterday's racs of tbe Davenport
Mile Track club were: first the 2:27 trot '
for purse of $ 500, won by Arlington in
best time of 2:25. The second race, 2 20
trot, purse of $500. was won by Clara
P., with best time 2:17. The third race
the 2:15 pacing, with purse of
$500, was not finished, darkness inter- j
terveuing, and tbe events of the week
will be concluded today.
Russell H. Conwell, of Philadelphia
opens tbe second annual course to be
given by Rock Island Lecture association.
He lectures at Harper's theatre mxt
Tuesday, Oct. 13 Reserving of scats be
gins Thursday morning at 7.30 at Harper
house pb'tmicy. The Washington, D
C. Republican says: "The wheel or time
haa carrie 1 u-der the great lecturer! of 20
years ago until Talmage acd Conwell are
almo.t the ojily popular lecturers living
who may be aaid to have national repu
JAHNS & BERRESEN
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware And Housk Furnishing Goods.
1612 SECOND AVENUE,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Buy Your Shoes at
These Stores are noted for carrying the best and most com
plete stocks at Lowest prices.
We Sell Solid School Shoes for Less Money than any
other competitor in the thre cities.
We enlarge your Photo free when you buy Ten Dollar'
worth of Shoes. Call and get card.
CiRSK & 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 tor 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
Madeira ... ....1878
Sweet Catawba 1X9
Sweet Catawba ....18 6
Irj Catawba is;
Dry Catawba 1886
Old Brotherhood Brandy
Old Cherry Brandy ....IRfiS
Old Medicinal Port TEWJ
Old Sweet Delaware lxt5
Ex. old Brocton Port 187
Also, Old XXXXX Emerson Rye 79 in original qts.
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist.
A triple-plated World's Fair Souvenir Spoon with
each purchase of S2.00 or more until October 6th.
Our Prices are Winners.
Lad fine Dongola Button $3.C0 shoe in this sale reduce
o $1 98. A fine $2 50 shoe cut to $1.78.
Infant shoes 28 cents.
sr rh qualities we will show you will cause jou 1-j wonder, as they are very
FAMOUS SHOE STORE,
108 "W. 3d near Brady Davenport, lows
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
402 Fifteenth atrt. Moline.