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THE APGUSSATPltDAY, NOVEMJJEH 19. 19.
Botli the method and results Trheu
Syrup of Fi;js is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acta
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
- r a - i .
Liver and Jiowels, cleanses the eys-
tem eiiectu.niy, aispeis coias, 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 mo.t
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and Lave made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on band will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try iu l)o not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
LOUISVILLE, KV. HEW YORK. N.V.
J. B. BEIDY.
lOTb TOR (ALE.
Pntm atinke loto in Mixmr- mWii. SLOW to 51, 00
1 In L?im' titldHon -i.vi to io
l.om In I'ollree Heights 300 to -10
Lot iu K'llf wor(l Purk 0
lxt in Mi'line.r addition S00 to l.MO
Some line resilience properly iu city; eond in-vcHiiiu-ii:
hlso n utiinfuT of uh:tt collages wh ch
I'ttn be hatt cheap ou long time.
lloom 4. Mi'chell & Lymle luililing, grui nd
fliur. it rear of ft: lit Ik. li A Lyiide hunK.
FOR SALE "
The 7-room brick cot
tage situated on the cor
ner of Eleventh St., and
Fourth Ave. has all mod
ern conveniences; house
in best of repair. Only
a small cash payment re
quired; balance on long
time. Positively a great
Tot farther Information lDquire of
GEORGE F. ROTH,
At Jackson Bunt's offli e
W. B. GRXFFIIW,
Sjcc eaor to
GRIFFIN & KEATING,
No. 1712 First Ave.,
Rook Island, III,
Practical : : :
Gas Fitting and General Jobbing.
Cheaper than plain whit e.
As an inducement for Sat
urday buyers we will sell aline
of pretty decorated china cups
ana sancerB at 6 cents each, on
Saturday, Nov. 19th.
When I offered the et.me
grade a few weeks ago at 10
cents each, I thought it wa3 a
bargain, and so it was. But
this is better; and if I hadn't
found a large wholesale deiJer
who was willing" to lose money
on them, we couldn't do it.
"We shall also reduce pri
ces on all decorated cups and
saucers on that day Saturclay,
Nov. 19th one-tenth. No re
dation on plain white.
G. M. IiOOBTJCT.
MM Setood At.
CAB AND CAR.
Things of Interest to Those in
WHAT WILL THE OPERATOR DO?
A Meeting Held and a Schedule Trepared
and Presented to the Rock Inland and
Burlington A Kumor That the Term
Will No be Accepted New Night Office
KstablUhed In Eaut Mollne Increase in
the learnings of the MUwaukee-Brief
Biti of Nfwi of Local Interetit.
An impcrtant meeting cf telegraphers
oa the Burlington route and the Bock
l8land road, was btld in St. Joseph, Mo.,
Thursday. The meeting was called se
eretly, and great precautions were taken
to prevent tbe business of the meeting
getting oat to the public. Enough bas
been learned, kowtver, to show that the
object of the meeting was the prepara
tion of a schedule whith is to be pre
sented to the Burlington and R ck Island
companies with the request that it be
Bdipted, and thereby eetile a number of
alleged grievances of the lueo. Although
nothing definite can h learned as' to
what the operators will ask, it is pretty
certain that a firm stand will be taken,
and there are already silent whisperings
that the matter will not be settled with
out the aid of outside arbitration.
Relief for the Rook Island Yards.
A new night office has been established
and an operator pat in at the eastern
terminal of the storage tracks in East
Moline, and orders have been issued ttn.t
all incoming trains will be undur control
when nearicg that point to be in ret. di
mes to receive a signal from the operator
there whether or not to "head in." It
will be used as a relief for the yards at
tois point ana will to a great extent pre
vent tbe blocks that have been such an
inconvenience heretofore ia the way of
keeping trains behind during the busy
season . With this assistance it is thought
jtiat the yards here which are often
! b ockt d during a rush, can be kent in
much better condition.
A I'evuliar Report of Kobhery .
Wild stories of a $0,000 express rob
bery at Davenport yesterday morning
were rfliat last eight and to-day, which
probably have little foundation. George
I. Bagley, a V. S. Exprees Agent residirjg
in Davenport, left Lis trtln there very
mysteriously at 3 A. M. yesterday, and
when it reecbed Chie-itro and he was not
fnumi. it was c:rclu led ut once that be
Iriil abv -nded with n lvrt; s;-.m of
m re ;. T lesrrsms ee smi to Daven
port tiut lie c u!d not bp found, and it
was givrn out that he had'di camped. It
now develops, however, thsi he turned
up at the critnp&nj 6 clbce m CLic-go
yts'culiy afternoon nil right, and that
heraouiy l.us a!, hem account d for.
T.ie rtcry is a p-culbtr one and the com
pany rurus;s to tell wlu-re the money that
was niichii Lr was found.
AriMiiit the Depot.
Jimy8 II Jagne, trave.iug passenger
agent of the West Shore was doing busi
ness in the Tri-Citios yesterday.
J Ilaldeman, who is connected with
the Niagara Short Line in the capacitv of
traveling passenger agen', spent a few
hours in the city yesterday-
. B. Kowland, who travels in the ins
terests of the passenger department of
the Grand Trunk, was calling on tbe local
agents of the iLne cities the last of tbe
C. S. La Fol'eU, who represents the
psspenger department of the Big Four,
was doing the city yesterday in the in
terests of his company. He reports pas
Bsoger traffic as good all along the line,
and showing an increase.
Engineer Charley Brown, who ran into
this city for a long time over tje C. M.
& St. P. was united in marriuge on Wed
nesday at Port Byron to Miss Winnie
Barber, and they will make their home at
Freeport. Tne popular groom bas hosts
of friends who wiil wish the deserving
couple all the jis that bless a happy
The earnings of the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul road during the first week
of. November were $813,694, against
1794,200 during tbe corresponding week
last year, an increase of $19,494.
George Emith, for a long time a switch
man in the Rock Island yards, has re
signed his position, and is now braking
in the east end.
Switchman Tom Kililla of the C. It. I.
& P. is back at work after a short vaca
tion. Tom UcMahon, the well known switch
man in the Rock Island yards has re
ceived a well de3eryed promotion and
now has charge of a crew.
F. II. Wade of Chicago isworking the
day trick at the C. R. I- & P. during the
absence of Operator Fred Etnmone. Oper
ator.Riggs having gone back to his home
Will Ormiston, late of Toronto, Can.,
and a brother of Night Operator Ormifl
ton of the Rock Island, is the new night
mac at the station just located at East
Engineer Harvey Baker of the Rock
Island will move his family to Blue Island
in a short time where they will make
Ed Evert, formerly with the Rock
Island at Moline and who resigned not
long ago to accept a position with the
Western Union Telegr ph company in
Chicago, is back again with the C. R. I.
& P. at Blue Island.
The yardmastcr's effi :e of the C. R. I.
& P. will be moved on Monday down to
its former location near the semaphore
in the yards. East End Clerk Hillicr
will go down to the new location, while
West End Clerk Dcvine will hold forth
in a new branch effice in the upper
Superintendent Ewiog and Assistant
Superintendent Hobbs of the Rock Is
land were here the latter part of the week
The J, S. E. bridge over the Illinois
river at Havana will be completed by
December 1. It will have one span 230
'eet long and a draw span 800 feet )oog.
The rest of the work on the road will be
finished ready to put down tha fron by
the time the bridee is completed.
Freight business is good on all the
lines into the city, and is increasing
steadily. There has also been a fair
amount r f passenger trt;ftlc, an.I the pros
pects are that it will continue to increase
a9 the good crops ia all sections always
tends to make it better. i
Switchman Peter Jensen of the C. R.
I. & P. unfertunately got his right hand
caught while making a coupling in the
yards last night and had three Sogers
badly mashed. Dr. Plummer dressed
the injured members and hopes to be
able to save them all. '
Tbe Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men hold their eleventh annual ball at
Armory hall on Thanksgiving eve.
Tbe 1!t w and SpcttomalWat.
Rock Island. Nov. 18. Eiitor Argus
At last evening's meeting of the West
Bad Improvement association Mayor
McConoehie took occasion to refer to
me indirectly at being all for one alder
man. I wish to s&v that when I was in
the council it was the custom of every
alderman to get everthing possible for
hia ward. I was no exception to such
practices, and by the way, if I remember
correctly the mayor was as much noted
for his sectionalism as any in tbe coun
cil when a member of it. He was in
fact as narr w in his adyancement of tbe
interests of his particular ward as anyone
could possibly be. It was in one of his
speeches as alderman that be said that
property below Twentieth street would
not be worth '. 99 cents on
tbe dollar in five years. Now tbese five
years have expired. What does he
think of his prophecy nof,'WThat did
be think of his prediction (then he was
partaking of the hospitality of the peo
ple rown town Toursdiy nigln? Did
cot his former assertion and his remarks
on this festive occasion somewhat ctia
flict with each other? Or wa9 the mayor
simply giving out tiHy on the latter oc
casion for votes next sprite? claim
Garnsey fonare should have been im
proved, but thtn the m 'vor's policv has
involved a wa-te cf 7,tSl0 to 310 tXM).
Trie mayor's rrcord ai it) public improve
ments is win anowu 10 me, it auyore
bi lievis trm to be such a grand man for
imurovements. especially pqiares, let
them look at his Eret address to the
council, Tfcey will then see how he
wanted ti run the FQ'iarcs I bylitve tbe
citizens of Ruck I Nnd had better look a
nil e, see n some or these lmnrovement
are not being worked for political pur
poses. I claim that all of the good im
provements have not come through him. It
;a really the improvement society that
should be credit-d with it, 1 was there
and know. Winslow Howard.
The Saturn and Sateli'e were the only
boats that pasted up through tbe draw
The stage of water at Rock Island
bridge at noon today was 1.80 and tbe
temperature was 27.
Maa'a and Uoy'
flannel shirts all new stock at new
prices. Heavy tlmnel shirts 18c; new
style of fancy patterns, flannel 35c; a
splendid article (worth 75c) at 58c; an
immense line of flannel shirts at one
third less than regular prices. Call and
see them, at
Simon & Mosknpeldeb's.
A good, reliable girl as cook. Apply
to Mrs. Phil Mitchell, 720 Seventeenth
To start the Xmas trade I will on
Monday and Tuesday Nov. 21 and 22 sell
everything in Xtnas goods at 10 per cent
discount. This includsa pictuses, Xmas
books, albums, fancy toilet cases, collar
and cuff boxes, shaving sets, imported
German work baskets, pocket books and
card cases, children's books and every
thing in tbe holiday liDe. Don't forget
two days only; Monday and Tuesday,
Nov. 21 and 22. M. Lee Galt,
1815 Second ave.
Big Cloak Sale.
The following self-explanatory telegram
was received today , by W. B. Myers of
McCabe Bros .'
Chicago, Nov. . W. B. Myers, Rock
Island. 111. The Nonpareil Cloak Co.
are closing out. Have bought 250 gar
ments at half price. Advertise and pre
pare for big sale. L. 8 McCabk.
Self praise is no recommendation, but
there are times when one must permit a
person to tell the truth about himself.
When what he says is supported by the
testimony of others no reasonable man
will doubt his word. Now, to say that
Allcork's porous plasters are the only
genuine and reliable porous plasters
made is not self praise in the slightest
degree. They have stood the test for
over 80 years, and in proof of their
merits it is only necessary to call atten
tion to the cures they have effected and
to the voluntary testimonials of those
who have used them.
Beware of imitations and do not be
deceiyed by misrepresentation. Ask for
Allcock's, and let no solicitation or ex
planation induce you to accept a substitute.
WHAT WE WON.
How Rock Island Captured the
HON. BEN T. CABLE'S INFLUENCE.
Tbe Contest In the Face of Technical Objec
1 tloaa The Tote and the Result -Tne Ad
vantage to the City In Detail A Perma
nent Horn fo-s4Profiperoas, Popular aad
Worthy Order -Mr. Unyer'a Communica
tion to the Arg-aa Mr. Fldcock'a Viewa,
X Supplementing the extended and grat
ifying announcement appearing in last
night's.'AKGcs, of tbe action of th head
camp of Modern Woodmen of America at
Omaha, is determining to transfer the
head offices of the order from Fulton to
Rock Island, comes tbe following letter
from E H. Gujer, explaining in detail
the points of the contest and result:
Mr. Cable's Infloence.
Omaha, Njv. 17. Editor Argcs After
a loLg fight against technical and sophist
ical objections, the convention of Modern
Woodmen decided on the first ballot to re
move the headquarters of the order from
Fulton to Rock Island. The vote was ss
follows: Total vote, 103; necessary to a
choice, 52; Rock Island. 56; Peoria, 27;
iSpringfkld, 4; Fulton, 15; Bloomington,
I telegraphed the Union at once as
"Rock Island gets the head offices of
the Modern Woodmen of America with
its 70.000 members. We are indebted
to the influence of the western friends of
B n. T. Cable."
Permit me to explain to the citizens of
Rock Island that the case of Rock Island
was entrusted to tbe Hon. William J.
Bryan, congressman from Lincoln, Neb.,
and was presented in the most for
cible and convincing manner possible.
He was supported ably by E. E. Murphy,
J.G.Johnson, and A. R." Talbot of
Nebraska, ard J. W. Breitenbaugh of
A handsome building will be erected
on the site offered on Fifteenth street,
opposite the court house. R ick Island
gains 12 clerks and their families and
more in the near future. The postage
amounts to 4250 per month, and affects
the postmaster's salary abcut S5D0 per
ancum- It will give us better postal facil
ities, and will be a great gain to the banks
of Bck Island. The Kcss delegation
was pleded to vote solidly for Peoria
prior to our arrival. Yours
E. H GcYEti.
W. S. Pidcock. of Cordova, wbo was
one of the most persis-tent advocates cf
Rock I-.land's claims to the bad offices
reached here from Orn'iha this morn
ing. "We had a hard fight," said Mr.
PiJcock to an Argcs reporter. "Peoria
had uer lines pretty well laid to carry
ol the prize and the R ck Island dele
gation arnvea none loo soon. Ijj to
the time the contest on the location
whs entered upon the tvoodmtn tes
eion developed nothing interesting, the
time til ing m&inly consumed in the
discussion of medical cthLs and legal
technicalities. But wbea tbe fiht
came, the influence of Congressman
Ben T. Cable stood up well. His
f i lends, headed by Congressman Bryan,
of Nebraska, worked for Rjck Island
faithfully, zealously, and it was their ex
ertions that won the day for us.
unless legal technicalities raised in
the convention by some of the opposing
delegates intervene and the directors of
the ori?er who are versed in law hold
there need be no fears of that sort the
head offices will be moved to Rock Isl
and in a short time, and the order will
erect a permanent home building on the
lot presented on Fifteenth street."
Faying for the Lot.
ice next question win De tne raising
of funds to meet the payment price of
the lot on Fifteenth street $3,000. The
best way to do this wiil probably be by
"I was deaf for a year, caused by ca-
larrn in me neaa, dui was perfectly cured
i.y tiooas oHrsaparula, H . Hicks.
T 1 . UT IT ' "
iwjueaier, xi. x.
AGod-send is Ely's Cream Balm.
bad catarrh for three years. Two or three
times a week my nose would bleed.
thought the sores would never heal. Your
mlm has cured me." Mrs. M. A. Jack
son, Portsmouth, N H.
T 1 1 1 , , -
i nave uau nasai catarrn ior ten years
so bad that there were great sores in my
nose, buu one pi ace was eaten through.
I got Ely s Cream Balm. Two bottles did
the wora My nose and head are well
I feel like another man. C S.McMillen,
eioicy, j season county. Mo.
pieces to select from; who pay
43 cents to $1 for that which
you con get ot 10c ot
C, C. Taylors
1717 6econd Avenue.
Tinware And Hotjsk
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
Special Sale of
BOOTS AND SHOES
AT THE CARSE & CO. STAND.
"Wright & Peters' Dongola Hand Turn and
Dull dorg wens
Dongolas M. 8
Mat kid top
Slribley's Dongola hand turn
Cliyes' " Welt
id. b. patent tip
French & Hall's Cordovan band sewed.,... ........, 5 50
Calf hand sewed
Bay Slate CaM 'elt
We Gaajantee the above to be lowtr
store and inspect our goods and price;
gains that we are now offering.
Upon the solicitation of a number of our leading
Physicians we have secured the agency lof 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 SeiUluig Claret
Madeira ,. 1R 8
Also. Old XXXXX Emerson Rye 79 in original qts.
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist.
Why Dia We Call It
1 1 to
FAMOUS for Low Prices.
FAMOUS for Good Goods.
FAMOUS for Courteous Treatment.
FAMOUS in the Tri Cities:
As the best place to buy footwear. Our trade is increasing
every day And here are the prices that do it:
Men's Goodyear welt, calf,congress and ;
Men's buckle shces 98c; good value $1.25
Men's rubber shoes, 49c.
Men's buckle arctics, 98 J.
Men's felt boots and overs, $1.95;
worth, $2 30.
We have this week received an impot
tation of French white china for decora
tion. ALBUMS Our line this year is far
ahead of anything we baye
had in tbe past in style, and
lower in price.
BIBLES We nave a well selected line
of the celebrated Holman
family bibles. Also hia new
elf -pronouncing teacher's edi
tion. Call and examine these
and oar Oxford and Bayster
FRAMES We are this year ai hereto
fore making a special feature
ot our framing department
and prices are lower and fin
ish is much improved. All
wood goods guaranteed.
Aj I'.nit of Cut Flowers comUbtly on hand.
GiMoHooae- Flower Store- C
Ou Meek MrttjoT ntra!park, the laraat la low. 301 Brady street, Deveapert, It,
HOCK ISLAND, ILL.
CARSE CO 8
, .. 3.tu
, 5 50
than ever before offered. Call
we have a'so a great msny other bar
Carse & Co,, 1622 Second Avenue
Sweet Catawba JSTS
Piveet Catawba I-
lry Catawba P1t
Dry atawba 18pS
Old liroiliiThood Brandy
old Cherrv Brandy ,
Old Medicinal Port L MVB
Old Sweet Delaware 1X65
Hi. Old ltroclou fort 17S
Ladies' dongola patent tip $1.48; worth
Ladies' felt slippnrs 50c, 75c; and 93c.
Children's grain box top school shoe 98c.
Infant shoes, 28c.
Ladies' rubbers, 20c.
All are genuine bargains.
FAMOUS SHOE STORE.
108 W. 3d near Brady Davenport, Iowa.
Gr. L.WYNES & CO.
Note It Down.
Dish Pans lOqt 18s, 14 qt 23cl7qt27c
O. K. Lanterns 45
Superior Wringers 185
Coal Hods 22
Tea and Coffee Pols .... 10, 15. 20, 25
Fiower sifters 10c
Clothes Pins 12 oz, for 10c
Tooth Picks 3
Pie Tins 2
Pudding Pans '....3,4,5,7.8c
Silverware Trays 8c
Tea Spoon per set ft
Nickle Alarm Clocks 62
Penny Banks 1
nls- Pencils tjot ic
Proprieloror of the Erady street