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THE AliGUS TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 185)3.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
md refreshing to the taste, and acta
jrmtly 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 13 the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the tasto and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
it? action and truly beneficial in its
efKcts, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
yrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
Liny not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
lOUlSVIUE. Kf. hew YORK. l.f.
J. B. BSIDT.
T. B. RBLDY.
Buy, fell and manare property on commission,
loan money, co'lect rents, alo carry ti line of first
cU'y Gre ini-umnce companies, building lots for
file in alii bed del-cut additions. Choice residence
property in all parts of the city.
Koom 4, Mitchell 4 Lynde building, gronnd
floor, in rt'ar of Mitchell & Lynde bank.
Have you called at
TltoT ft ft IMP i
If not, you had better, for
you will find lots of Silver
and Gold Novelties as well
as a large assortment of,
the latest in Fire Jewelry
H. D. FOLSOM.
W. B. QRIFFIIff,
GRIFFIN & KEATING,
No. 1712 First Ave.,
Rook Island, III,
Practical : : :
Gas Fitting and General Jobbing.
At G. M. Loosley's,
China Ware. .
HOB Sccsnd ATenoe.
Facts in Detail Concerning Mat
ters Before the Council.
ACTTOK ON TWO PAVIN3 00HTEA0TS
The Twentieth Street One Formerly Let
to Rdwarda A WaWh Reeonsldered,
Changed and Kelrt to tlae Same Firm
As to Fourth Avenue A State of Cn.er.
talnty Other Matters H..fore the Alder,
At last night's meeting of the city
council, after passing the regular month.
ly bills, the council on motion of Aid.
Corken, reconsidered its action in regard
tD the letting of the Twentieth street im
provement contract. At the previous
meeting the contract was awarded to Ed
wards & Walsh for two courses of Gales
burg brick, and last eveniag after re:on
siderdtion, their other bid for Galcsburg
top and local battom was accepted, this
Uing done on the recommendation of
ihe street and alley committee.
The Fourth Avenue Contract.
Aid. Kennedy, of the s reet and alley
committee, also reported on the matter
of the Fourth avenue pavement, the
committee recommending that the bid of
EJwards & Walsh be nccep'.ed. City
Attorney Haas then suggested that the
mttT be deferred until tfti-r the passing
of an ordinance. After hearing an oidi
nance read for the paving of Fourth ave.
cue, Aid. Kennedy moved that it be
amerded by striking out the clause in
structing the clerk to advertise for bids.
Aid. Gujer moved that .he amendment
be laid on the table, whioh was carried.
and he thereupon madeaa explanation of
the matter of a petition leing before the
council from property hr lders along the
line of the proposed improvement, ask1
ing that a certain kind cf brick be used,
and moved to amsnd by inserting the
words 'Rick Island brie I" in the ordi
A I.eagthy Discussion.
The matter was then thoroughly dis
cussed in all its phases bv the different
councilmen, Aids. Hut sine, Kennedy,
Knox, Schroeder and Kinner contending
that only one company could furnish
Rock Island brick and that it was unfair
to shut out other bidden by inserting the
word mentioned. On the other hand
Aids. Gujer and Corken expressed them
selves as friendly tnwarl home contrac
tors also, but contended that if 133 out of
164 property holders along the line
wished a certain kind of brick that their
wishes ought to be respecud. More or
less figuring was done lor tbe benefit of
the council by both sidej to sustain their
respective positions, and on motion Pat
rick Walsh, of the firri of Edwards
Walsh, was given permission to address
the conncil on behalf ef his firm's poii
tion, and a like courtesy was thea ex
tended to A. E Mead, of the Rockford
Construction company, who also ex
plained the latter'a pos lion in tbe mat
ter. At it was getting lato the matter was
laid over under tbe ru'es, and after ac
cepting the bond of the Rock Island &
Davenport Ferry Co., the council ad
journed until next Thursday evening.
The January term of the circuit court
was convened by Judge Smith this after
noon. The grand jury was called and
sworn, T. H. Thomas being chosen fore
man, and after receiving instructions tbe
iury retired with State's Attorney Searle,
who made bis first appearance in court as
the prosecutor for the people. The
gTand jury is composed as follows:
Conrad Pont, T H Thomas,
James McKoberta, J W Law-head.
James Dillon. CGDach.
J C Wainwritrht.
J S Smith,
J M Butchinnon,
Jaob u ait,
James C Adams,
M Y adv.
H W Hide.
John L Ollye,
A Dead Babe.
The dead body ef a new born
male child was found under a back porch
at the residence of C. C. Waters, in Mo
line yesterday, and Coroner Hawes has
gone up to hold an inquest. The child is
supposed to have been born to Ida Peter
son, who came to tiis country four
months ago and worked as a domestic
in Mr. Waters' family until last Sunday.
The child is believed to have been born a
week ago Tuesday in fie cellar of tbe
house acd thrown out of the window
and then died of exposure and neglect.
The wherebouta of tie mother who is
38 years old, are now unknown.
Catarrh in the Head
Is undoubtedly a diseaie of the blood,
and as such only a reliable blood purifier
can effect a perfect cure. Hood's Sarsa-
parilla is the best blood purifier, and it
has cured many severe cases of catarrh
It gives an appetite aid builds up the
Hood's Pills act esiiecially upon tbe
liver, rousing it from t irpidity to its na
tural duties, cure cons ipation and assist
Tax Not Ice.
The taxes for 1802 are now due and
may be paid to tbe undersigned at Hurst
& Donaldson's office i 1 Masonic Temple
Clock, r lease Dnng your last year s re
ceipt, which will enable the collector to
find your description on the tax books.
Willi uc J. Gakblx,
THE SOCIAL SIDE.
The Avon Club Kntertalned by Fay Har.
per The Standard Club.
The entertainment provided by Fay
Harper for the Avon club at bis home on
Eighteenth street last evening was com
plete in every partieular. Upon their ar
riyal the guests were received by the host
assisted by Mrs. H. W. Dusinberre,
Mrs. Robert Harper and Mrs. E. Har
per. Dancing was the order of the eve
ning. Bleuer's orchestra furnishing the
music for the occasion. At 11 o'clock
dainty refreshments were served after
which tbe dance was resumed. While
the extreme weather kept a numher away
those who were present were none the
less happy and the evening was passed
by the young people in a delightful man
ner. 1 be following were present:
Fi-ed W hitler,
Louis K jrvnncld.
The Standard Club.
The Standard club ee its annual ball
at is handsome rooms in the Krell &
Math building last evening. It was
largely attended by members of tri-city
Jewish society circles. Otto's orchestra
furnishing the music and was a yerj elab
The Noon-Day Alarm Destruction in the
An alarm of fire just before noon today
brought the Centrals to the Masonic tem
ple building, where the soot in the flues
of tbe furnace in the basement of the
building had taken fire and the flmes
were licking out endangering the floor
above. A small hoee was attached by
employees near at hacd and the flames
extinguished before the arrival of the de
partment. There was no damage dene
and it was luckily that tbe fire was dis
covered as soon as it was.
Fire in Black Hawk .
The house known as tbe Johnston res
idence, about one mile south of Milan
and occupied by Robert McConnell, was
burned to the groucd with all its contents
on Sunday nigbt while tbe family was at
church. No ODe knows how it caught
fire and nothing whatever was saved
The house was valued at 1,000 and the
furni lure at $500. Tbe insurance was in
Cleveland's agency in this city, the house
being insured at $500 and tbe furniture
The funeral of the late Mrs. Elizabeth
Scherer occurred from the German
Lutheran church at 2 o'clock this after
noon, Rev. C. A. Mennicke officiating.
The floral offerings were profuse and
beautiful, and the funeral was largely at
tended. The following gentlemen were
pall bearers: Fred Hilfinger, William
Kurth, William Klockaw. Wolfgany
Wulfrom. John Sauerman and Fred
An error in tbe obituary notice of tbe
late Sebastian Exner in the Argus last
evening made it read as nother of Mrs. J
B. Lldders.when it was her father. The
venerable gentleman was in his tightys
seventh year, and had been a resident of
this community for 35 years, bung held
in high esteem by all who knew him. He
leaves four children as follows: Mrs.
Francis Baumgartner, of Moline; Mrs.
Latya Lidders and Joseph and Charles, of
this city. The funeral occurred from the
home of ex-Aid Lidders to St. Mary's
church at 2 o'clock tbis afternoon. Rev.
Father Kopf officiating. The follawing
gentlemen acted as pall bearers: Thomas
Carney. F. Davis, J. P. Kramer, Charles
Pfob, IE mil Beck and H. Roggerkamp.
Joha Raser and Emma Poessler were
taken before Magistrate Wivill this morn
ing having been arrested on Saturday on
a charge of living in an open state of
adultery. State's Attorney Searle ap
peared for the prosecution and the pair
offering to defense tbe magistrate bound
them over in bonds or $1,000 each to
await the action of the grand jury. Be
ing unable to furnish bonds they were
taken back to the county jail.
Flowers on an Apple Tree.
I am advised by friends to cut down a
huge pound sweet apple tree which stands
among the shade trees on my lawn, but In
my judgment none of tbe rare and tx m
tiful trees which are called ornameo' lis
surpasses this one when in flower, with its
exquisite shades of white and red. Ihe
love of the Japanese for plum and cherry
trees amounts to passion and almos. h
worship, and this not because of tb.ii
fruit, but of their flowers. Cor. Gard.
While the fields were roaming over.
Breathing new mown hay and clover,
We'll think of her, as is our wont ,
Whose teeth and breath are, every day.
White as white clover sweet as hay.
And all frm using SOZODONT.
While the bridee is closed the C, R I.
& P. will run trains to Davenport evt ry
hour, commencing at 5.80 a. m. The
last train leaves Rock Island at 850 p.
m. Returning train leaves Davenport on
even hours. F.H.Pltjiimeh,
Two More New Ones Formed
AN EXTENSIVE CONSTRUCTION 00.
The Edwarda & Walsh Company With
100,000 Capital Completed A strong
Combination llammatt & Buford, a
Frotnlxlnc Partnership Formed.
The formation of the Edwards &
Walsh Construction company, to which
reference has heretofore been mde in tie
Abgcb, was completed this morning, the
office of tbe oompsny to be at Daven
port. The gentlemen composing the firm
are the wideawake and successful con
tractor?. Vv. H. Edwards, of this citv.
and P. T. Walsh, of Davenport, and A.
W. Vanderveer, one of Davenport's lead
ing representative citizens, and one of the
prk commissioners of that city, as well.
Tbe corporation has a capital stock of
$100,000, the officers being;
President P. T. Walsh.
Vice President W. II. EJwards.
Secretary and Treasurer A. W. Van
The company proposes to do an exten
sive constructing acd contracting bus'
ness and will sure!y prosper, as in its
composition it combines experience and
llammatt & Huford.
A partnership ws formed this morn
ing which will interest many in Rock
Island. It is to be known as llammatt
& Bufford. architects, and is composed
of E. S. llammatt, of Davenport, who is
quite well known in Rock Island, and
Clark H. Buford, son of J. M. Buford.
who has been three years with Mr. Ham-
matt and is now perfecting himself in
bis profession in Champaign university.
On his return in the soring he will have
charge of the Rock Island office, which
was opened today in room 41, Mitchell
&, Lynde block. Mr. Bufoid is a talent
ed young man, and bis many frends will
reioico to know that be is to become so
identified with the city's advancement.
Journeying to the Nearest Star.
In a lecture on " Fixed Stars" Dr. David
Gill wanted to give nn illustration of Mm
distance to Centauri. This is what he
said: "Weshall supposctliat some wealthy
directors for want of outlet for their en
ergy and capital construct a railway to
Centauri. We shall nesU-ct for the pres
ent the engineering difliulties a mere de
tailand suppose them, overcome and the
railway open for traffic.
"We shall go further and suppose that
the directors have found the construction
of such a railway to have been peculiarly
easy and that the proprietors of interstel
lar space had not been exorbitant in their
terms for right of way.
"Therefore, with a view to encourage
traffic, the directors had made t bo fare ex
ceedingly moderate viz., first class at two
cents per 100 miles. Desiring to take ad
vantage of these facilities a gentleman, by
way of providing himself with small
change for the journey, buys up the na
tional debt of England and a few other
countries, and, presenting himself at tbe
office, demands a first class single to Cen
tauri. "For this he tenders in payment the
scrip of the national debt of England,
which just covers the cost of his ticket
but at this time the national debt from
little wars had been run up from $3,500 -000.000
to $3,500,000,000. Ilaving taken his
seat it occurred to him to ask, 'At what
rate ao you travel?'
"'Sixty miles an hour, sir, including
stoppages,' is the answer.
' 'Then when shall we reach Centauri
" 'In 48,603,000 years, sir." Boston Globe.
vntnm the last twenty-hve years the
discovery of the relation of microbes to in
fecUous diseases has led to efforts for the
aubstitouon of burning for burial.
la that what troub
les you? Then it's
easily and promptly
remedied by Doctor
late the system per
fectly. Take one
for a gentle laxa
tive or corrective ;
three for a cathartic
If you suffer from
gestion, Bilious At
tacks, Sick or Bilious Headache's or any
derangement of the liver, stomach, or
bowels, try these little Pellets. They
bring a permanent cure. Instead of
shocking and weakening the system
with violence, like the ordinary pills,
they act in a perfectly easy and natural
way. They're the smallest, the easiest
to take and the cheapest, for they're
guaranteed to give satisfaction, or your
money is returned. You pay only for
the pood you get.
pieces to select from; who pay
43 cents to $1 for that which
you can get at 10c at
0. C. Taylors
171? second Avenue.
IS THE PLA.CE TO BUY YOUtt-
The Largest and best Line
riU8 suown in tne
1818 Second ave., Harper House Block.
A lost Useful and Elegant
For Grandfather, Grandmother, Father, Moth
er or any other relative or friend, is a fine
pair of Spectacles or Eyeglasses. We have
them in all kinds of frames, Gold, Silver,
Nickle, Steel and bronze. Call and see ;the
assortment and have your eyes tested free
T. H. THOAUS, Druggist
We have this week received an impor
tation of French white china for decora
tion. ALBUMS Our line of Albums is
ahead of anything we haye
had in the past ia style, and
lower in pnej. The new
shapes are very desirable.
BIBLES We have a Urge line of
the celebrated Hoi man fam
ily bibles: Also his self
pronouncing teacher's edU
tion. Call and examine these
and our Oxford acd Bagster
FRAMES We are this year ai hereto
fore making a special feature
of our framing department
and prices much lower.
Geo. H. Kingsbury,
17031705 Second Ave.. Rock Island, Telephone 1216
402 Fifteenth street, Moline.
Rock Island Buggy Co;
It will pay jou to call and get our Low Price
Before Buying. ".'
'act md w,e looms on :Ctt.nreei, et. lit nd 14 are.
Retail Trtdo ctpecUlly aollcfcea.
We willloccupy our newlstore, cor. of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
. HORST VON KOECKRITZ, Pharmaciet.
dxalxb nr - 4,;'
Flour, Etc. : 4 '
Teleohone 1098. 231 Twentieth street
of Ladies and Men's Sur
tnree cities. We handle
Horses, dolls, shoefl ei ginves,
sleds, drums, toilet cases. j;e! boie.
shaving cases, manicures.
snd all ficcy goois in an endless v-meti