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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1892.
Both the method and results when
Syrapof Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
eently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses th 3 eas
tern 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 and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
bealthy 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.
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 FStANCZSOO, CAL.
LOTTISVILLS. KY. NEW YOBK, M. TC
J! THUS IS FAME.
How Rock Island is Known
Around the Globe.
AN INCOMPLETE ADDEESS SUPPIED.
1. B. REIDY.
T. JJ. KKIDY.
We nrw have mme fliM-clas bargains In rel
estate which will net all the way from 8 to 12 per
cent on the investment It wil. be to the interest
of pa-ties who have their money placed at a less
rate of imerest to call an! examine the je ian:ains.
Room 4. Mitchell & I.ynclc bnildinc, ground
floor, in rear of Mitchell & Lynde bank.
Slate Pencils, Ink,
Paper Tablets, Satchels,
Straps', Bask etf , Pencil Boxes
Kulf r3, and everything
necessary for School.
School Supplies at
C. C. TAYLOR'S,
1717 Second Ave.
A letter Mailed on the Went Coast of Af
rica With Merely the City's Name on the
Knvelope at Its Starting Point, Come
Through All Right A Local Firm Which
in Also Known Abroad.
"Mclatire Bros., Rock Island," is the
simple address appearing on a letter
which was posted at Cape Coast on the
west coast of Africa August 15, which
reached its destination yesterday morn
ing. It is a peculiar missive, surrounded
by interesting circumstances. The epis
lie reads as follows :
Cape Coast, West Coast Afkica.Aur.
15, 1892. Siks: With much pleasure
we inform you we are about to open a
large business here. We , therefore, beg
most respectfully to write you that we
will probably carry on a large beneficial
business with you in shipping, but be
fore shipment we should like you to send
us all your samples, etc., etc., to see, and
make our selection, and send our orders
to you as quickly as possible. Excuse
us for th!.s being unpaid, as the steamer
came unexpectedly. Expectantly await
ing your reply with sum pies, we are yours
sincerely. Burns Bros..
18 and 20 Low Town street. Cape Coast,
West Coast Africa.
The letter came to New York via Liv
erpool, with the simple eddress given at
the beginning of this article, and without
postage. It bears the Liverpool post
mark of Sept. 22, and the New York
postmark of Oct. 1 appears on the en
volope; also a stamp noting the sup
plying of the deficiency in the address by
writing the word "111." in red ink. Ten
cents in due postage was also provided,
which Mr. Mclntire had to pay before
he received the letter.
Mark tn Fame.
Two facts are established by the re
ceipt of the letter one is that Rock Isl
and is known to the utmost ends of the
earth, and that the firm of Mclntire Bros.
is likewise famous. The letter came
th'ough to New York after passing
through the h'nds of a dozen or so mail
agents, and there it was that the name of
the state was supplied.
Mr. Mclntire will comply with the re
quest contaired in the Utter, and send a
box of samples, just to see what comes of
CHAPTER OF CASUALTIES.
To call your attention to a few facts
Tour ey-!i!:ht is priceless the eyes need
care; improper spectacles are lniti
should t ot trust your eyesight to in
peddlers of cheap i-Dectaciea.
H D. FOLSOM
a Practical Oo'ician. and will take pains to
r id erlv fit vour eyes for every defect of vision
nl wi 11 guarantee a perfect lit in every case.
IIMfc inilil M ,iMl.d with ad wim.r ( IM
DR. BOWMAN'S CASE.
of the Troubles With the
Recently Decided in Ills
If the lines in this diamond figure o not
appear equally biack in ail tho different
meridians, it indicates a defect cf Bight
that causes nervous heatl-ache and should
be corrected ut ouce. Eyes tested free.
H. D. FOLSOM,
Jeweler and Optician.
For Saturday, Oc 22nd, we
will sell at special prices, auy
plat s in trie store, in some
case3 at a reduction of one
fi n h, in no case leas than one
sixth. This will cover every grade
I have quite h complete assort
ment, ranging irom common
iron stone china np to Sxvkes,
and people wh want plates for
any use, will find this a day
Saturday, only Oct. 221
Q M. Looslby.
China. G ace Lamps,
1J 19 Second Atj.
Srvrrul Aci i.lents in This City and Haven
By a wheel coming off one of Polzin
& Range's delivery wagons yesterday af
ternoon at the corner of Third
avenue anil Twentieth street, the driver of
the vehicle was precipitated to the pave
ment, though not seriously irnured. The
frightened horses ran down Third
to Commercial alley, where they were
btopped, no great amount of damage being
One of the axles of a hay wagon broke
on Moline avenue near Twenty-sixth
street yesterday afternoon, scattering hay
promiscuously aDd blocking traffic for a
A coal wagon with a wheel off at Twen
tieth street and Third avenue stopped the
usiial number of passers-by yesterday af
ternoon to suggest . how the load
could be most easily righted.
William Rosenfield, a foreman in the
Brammer b x factory at Davenport, got
caught in the belting yesterday afternoon,
and when found by other employes bad
sustained a broken arm. a broken jaw and
other eerious ic juries. He was removed
to his home on Prairie street, where he
dted about 10 o'clock last night.
A Mount Ida car on the Brady street line
in Davenport eot away yesterday after
noon and slid down into a freight tram
Dassine on Fifth street. A number of
passengers were on board at the time,
but none of them were injured. A police
man was on the car, but was the first to
get out of danger.
Peter Pelon was killed at LeClaire to
riav bv the cavine in of a clay bank. His
wife resides in Rock Island.
Dr. . H. Bowman of Andalusia has
written the following concise statement
of his case with the goverment recently
decided by Judge Oreeham in his favor,
and it has been submitted to The Argus
for publication :
Andalusia, III , October 15, 1893.
To my fellow citizens of Rock Island
county and whom it may concern of the
citizens of the United States: Sometime
since I respectlully asked your suspen
sion of judgement respecting the suit
against me as Indian agent by the Indian
bureau of the department of the interior
until the same should be settled by the
United States court. The decision of the
court has recently been given in my
The probable intention ot the Indian
office was to effectually "squelch" me. I
am thankful to be alive today to tpeak
the truth without fear. The reasons for
hostility to me were I believe.
First I incurred the ill will of a prom
inent politician by refusing to turn off two
worthy teachers to make room for two of
his female constituents.
Second I earnestly expos' ulated
against beiDe required to issue 50 first-
class, completely equipped Moline wag
ons, witn bows and sheets and. 00 set or
double harness to a lot of lazy tlanket-
Third I protested sgainst the viola
tion of oar treaty obligations in
paying all of the 830.000
annuity in goods instead of hair cash as
distinctly .provided by treaty with the
Fourth And greatest of - all my un
welcome acts. I unearthed an absolutely
forged treaty alleged to have been exe
cuted by all the Pawnee?, by all their 12
chiefs in council, by which thev author
ized the United Statts to sell a territory
30 miles long by 15 miles wide, on which
the city of Genoa and other towns in
Nebraska are now located.
When I read the alleged treaty and the
laws of congress passed before the ex
istence of the forged treaty to the In-
di.ns. I had the same interpreter present
whose name was on the fraudulent
treaty, and 11 living out of 12 chiefs,
whose names were 'on the alleged treaty.
The 12th chief bad been dead many
years before the date of the treaty. They
unanimously pronounced the whole
thing a forgery, and all 11 chiefs and in
terpreter were ready to lift their hands
and swear before God that the alleged
treaty was absolute y false and forced.
Much of the land had been sold by the
government, and tne proceeds expended
without the knowledge or consent of the
Pawnees. The account ran up over
$ 200,000. leavit.g the Indians in debt, I
think, although lam not sure.
Tde Pawnees now have no title to the
land they now occupy that I could ever
discover; so they are only tenants at will.
and liable to be deposed whenever the
white man's greed impels unscrupulous
politicians to gobble the land.
1 write these facts with pain ana
shame that any branch of our grand gov
ernment should so completely defy the
eternal principles of justice and honor in
its dealings with its feeble and trusting
wards. Edward H. Bowman.
Late United States Indian Agtnl for the
On To Columbiana.
Since it has been decided that the
Illinois National Guard will attend the
dedicatory exercises at Chicago, the
members of Co. A that had intended to
on with the Davenport company will of
coarse go with there own com
pany. Two special coaches will
leave Rock Island, bearing about 40
members of Co. A. They will be joined
at Moline by Co. F, at Geneseo by Co.
B. and at Ottawa by Co. M, and will be
landed at the World' Fair grounds.
Governor Boies' special train passed
through over the C..R.I.& P. this after
noon, bearing his staff also.
All pupils of Prof. M. Eberhard are
klnrilv requested to attend the first lesson
on Thursday evening, the 20th inst., at 7
p. m. in the Tri-City Business college at
Davenport, Ryan block, lie uraay street,
to arrange for the course.
Denver and Betnrn.
Oct. 20 to 25 the C, K. I. & P railway
will sell tickets to Denver with return
limit of 30 days at rate of $35 account
annual convention W. C. T. U.
. , F. H. Plummbk.
The enormous sale of Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup has brought to the surface nu nitr
ous imitations. Keep a sharp lookout
when you buy.
A rollicking farce comedy is to be
seen in "Aunt Bridget s li-ioj at Har
per's theatre Friday night. It is just
the sort of play to catch the popular
fancy. George W. Monroe, as Aunt
Bridget, is an amusing actor, and mikes
much out of his part. His make-up and
facial expressions are work of art, and
his portrayal of a good natured Irish wo
man ot wealth is all that could be de
sired. Miss Gellie Rosebud, as "Aunt
Bridget's" baby, is a charming little ac
tress and certainly fills the roll. She is
young, pretty, vivacious and easily wins
the good will of an audience. Thomas
J. Ryan plays the part of Owen McFee.
Ho is one of the neatest danc
ers upon the stage, ana the
various roles be fills are well portrayed .
The part of the old "B'jbud" is in capa
ble hands, and Louis Fuy bandies it
with good judgment. Miss Louis Hyde,
who plays the dancing teacher, has a
pair of agile legs, and dances herself
into favor. There are in fact many pretty
girls in the company, and with songs,
dances and funny sayings, the play is
sure to amuse all lovers of farce comedy.
The first presentation in the tn-cities
of the great comedy, "Jane," will be
given at the Burtis at Davenport tomor
row evening, with a brilliant company,
under the direction of Charles Frohman.
"Jane" has achieved popularity and suc
cess in both London and New York; it is
a farce written by Harry Nicholls and
W. Lestocq. It is said to be very funny;
its fun is boisterous and rampant, and aK
most unceasing; its action is brisk and
Kav. Bylvanus Lane
Of the Cincinnati M. E. Conference,
makes a good point when he says:
"We have for years used Hood's Sarsa
parilla in our family of five, and find
it fully equal to all that is claimed for
it. Some people are greatly prejudiced
against patent medicines, but how the
patent can hurt a medicine and not a
machine is a mystery of mysteries to
Needs assistance it may be well to ren
der it promptly, but one ahould romerr
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 Cal
ifornia Fig Syrup uo.
Hale and Hearty at That, is P.L.
A EEOEPTION IN HIS H0N0B.
The Doors of the Handsome Residence on
Second Avenue Thrown Open to Tri-City
Friends Yesterday Afternoon and Kveninsr
A BrlUiant Affair That Was Largely
Attended Mr. Mitchell Remembered.
Sunday was the eightieth birthday of
P. L. Mitchell, one of Rock Island's old
est and best known citizens, and the
event was fittingly celebrated yesterday
afternoon and eyening by a grand recep
tion at the family residence on Second
avenue, where a large number of friends
from the tri-cities called and were hospi
tably entertained. Mrs.W.C.Wadsworth,
of Davenport. Mrs. L S.Fraser, of Indian
apolis, and Mrs. M. H. Waswortb, her
daughter, and her son; Phil Mitchell, to
gether with Mrs.Phil Mitchell, U S.Frastr
and W. C. Wadsworth, wtre all pres
ent on the happy occasion. The
interior of the home was most elaborately
decorated with autumnal tints in hir.
mony with Mr. Mitchell's years while the
table decorations which were suggestive
of the same, were delicately and artisti
cally arranged. The first two hours in
the afterncon the grandchildren of Mr.
Mitchell wtre his favored guests and oc
cupied his undivided attention, after
which the space cf an hour intervened
before the latter reception. Over 200 re
sponded to the invitations, they being
from Rock Island, Davenport and Mo
line. The guests were re
ceived in the west parlor
Miss Bessie Griggs, of Davenport; Mrs.
George W. Vinton, of Moline, and Mrs.
W. T. Call, of this city, assisting in re
ceiving. An orchestra stationed in the
upper hallway discoursed delightful mu
sic, while refreshments were served in
the east parlors. Mr.- Mitchell, upon
whom the 80 winters have rested lightly,
was the recipient of numerous handsome
tokens of remembrance, among which
was a beautiful chair from his associates
in the bank. Warm congratulations
and wc 1 wishes were showered upon him
from'every hat d with hopes from admir
ing friends for many happy years to
come. It was a loyous event in every
ItisruSHioiiH and Matters of Interest Hefore
the Ahlermanic Assembly Last Kven
At last night's council meeting the
ordinance of the Rock Island County
Bruih company, praying for the right to
lv mains for steam beating purposes
was reported favorably by the committee
on condition that certain atnendatcry
provisions be made and the ordinance
wus returned to the company for such
The license to Col. Stewart for running
a ferry boat, came up and wis passed by a
a vote of 13 to 1, Aid. Hetter casting the
only negative vote, the same being good
for one year on payment of $ 100 into the
city treasury. The license does not spec
ify the kind of a boatCol. Stewart shall run,
and under it he may re-establish is ocaan
launches if be sees fit.
The ordinance for the paving ot Fourth
avenue from First to Twenty -Fourth
street, and of Twenty-fourth street from
Third to Fifth avenues, pisted, and
then City Attorney Haas stated that he
had been requested to call attention to
the fact that it was unnecessary to publish
ordinances in the city papers if they were
printed on slips of paper after passage,
and he had no sooner made such an
nouncement than Aid. Huesing saw a
chance to do something, and he popped
up and moved that the publication of
ordinances for public improvemovents
by specal taxation be discontinued. And
the motion prevailed, the council not
stopping to consider that tuch an act
leads to the concealment in a degree of
their official acts, as under its provisiocs
no official presentation of inipsrttnt ordi
nances thus acted upon.wi 1 reach the
eyes of the majority of our tax payers.
The resolution looking to the estab
lishment of the grade on (Thirty-eighth
street come up, and a communication
from property holders was read favoring
the vacation by the city of 10 feet origi
nally donated by the college to the city.
President Jesperson of Augustana college
spoke in behalf of the petitioners. Aid.
Gnyer.Corken and Schroeder made strong
pleas for the va cation of the 10 feet as
prayed for. the college having originally,
they held, given the the city 40 feet
whereas other property holders had given
but SO, and the college was therefore en
titled to the 10 feet. Aid. Huesing, Ken
nedy and Bladel were found in opposi
tion to such proceedings, but it passed
neverthelesp, by a vote of 11 to 3, with
the aldermen mentioned arraigned against
it. A 6 per cent grate with probably be
established leaving a 60 foot street.
Startling Leaders in this Department.
To start the ball rolling with a yelocity that will
know no stopB. we have decided to open a sale in this
department beginning on Monday, which will be an
eye opener to the trade Camel's hair and na tura
grey wool vests and pants and drawers for ladies,
children, men and boys, in many qualities. Pure
wool scarlet, plain white and red mixed garments,
ribbed and plain, union suits and single piece gar
ments. a!l styles, qualities and prices to suit every
taste and pocketbook. Take the first train and bring
your pocketbook with you, as you are sure to want to
1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Avenne
P. 8. Several bargains in jackets and reerers have just been unpacked, anl
we cordially invite your inspection.
Special Sale of
BOOTS AND SHOES
AT THE CARSE & CO. STAND.
CARSE & CO 8 rVH
Dongolas M. S. .
Mat kid top
.$4 50 $3.15
. 4.50 3.15
. 3.50 2.50
. 4.60 2.X
. 2.75 2.25
. 4.00 3.25
. 3.50 3.00
. 3.00 2.25
. 3.50 3.00
. 3.00 2.25
. 5.50 4.75
. 5.50 4.75
. 5.00 4.75
We Guarantee the above to be lower than ever before offered. Call at our
store and inspect our goods and prices; we have also a great many other bar
gains that we are now offering.
Successor to Carse & Co., 1622 Second Avenue.
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
The Catholic pariahs chools and socie
ties of the citv have arranged for a grand
parade, which will occur on Friday
morning Columbus day. There will be
a parade of the principal streets and ex
ercises at court house square. All others
who desire to take part in the parade are
respectfully requested to meet at the
rooms of the Schoell club at 7:30 this
evening. By order of Cckmittek.
Pure Table Can t
Norton's Seedliug Claret .
Saulerne .... ....1S0
Sweet Catawha ISTfi
Sweet Catawba 1S-6
Dry Catawba 1ST
Dry Catawba ISNi
Old Brotherhood Brandy
Old Cherry Brandy 1W8
Old Medicinal Port
Old Sweet Delaware lw5
Ex. Old Brocton Port
Also, Old XXXXX Emerson Rye 79 in original qts.
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist.
We Copy after None.
JSfA handsome Panel Picture with every $15 worth of goods
Our Prizes are Winners.
Ladies' fine Dongola Button $3 CO shoe in this sale reduce
to $1.9S. A fine $2.50 shoe cut to $1.78.
Infant shoes 28 cents.
0"Tbe qualities we will show you will cause you U wonder, as they are very
FAMOUS SHOE STORE,
108 W. 3d near Brady Davenport, Iowa.
Gr. L. VvTNES & CO.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
Ail k!nde of Cat Floweis constantly on hand.
Green Houses- - Flower Store
Oiu- block north of Central Park, the larceat 1 la. Sua Brady Ktreet. Da-rcaport. Iowa.
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 street, Moline.