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THE AlitfUS. W.UDN.ESDAY, JANUAltY 18, 1593.
t?1i ?m mthod and results vphn
JJUIL ." " w
mn f Fi?g 19 taken: it is Dlensant
and refreshing to tlie taste, and acts
pcni-ly yet promptly on the Kidneys,
liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
m jiffiwhifillv. (lisnela cold.q. timid.
L. 1 ' J ' I 1 .
athes and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the tasto and ac
spptalile to tlie stomach, prompt in
;tq nrtion and trulv beneficial in its
rflects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
llent finalities commenrl if
to all and have made it tie most
popular remedy Known.
Svrun of Fis is for sale in KOn
and 61 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may rot have it on band will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
Tvili. to try it. l)o not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRAHCiSCO. C4L.
LO'JISViUE. nr. HW YORK, Mr.
;. E. KEiDY.
T. B. KK1DY.
Bsy. m-I! :.ml ir-imnge property on ccniniii-lim,
u i iu'v. co It ct rent, a!?o carry Moe of first
tU-rS'i- ln-iiriir.ee companies, bonding lots 'or
;! ii. il ht ii floruit additions. Choice resid-jnce
. rf u a!! i iiri:- of the city.
I'-m: 4. Vi'rKU Lyntte building, ground
.-r.r. it. n-sr of SMlcbi-1! 4 Lynde bank.
Have you called at
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,
CT. B. GRIFFIN.
GRIFFIN & KEATING,
No: 1712 First Ave.,
Rook Island, III,
Practical : : :
Gas Fitting and General Jobbing.
Teljhcno connection.. ' ,
(3c. M. Loosley.
?f 4T5, V P S
FOR THE FAIR.
Setting Forth the Advantages
of the Locality at Chi6 igo.
COMMITTEES MEET TO COHSIDEB.
Last Night's Meeting at the Harpi r-Plans
Suggested and an Entertaining Inter
change of Views Ideas Throv n Out
Committee Appointed Other Proceed
ingsThe Opportunities of Four Cities.
The meeting held at the Harper house
list night pursuant to the ca 1 of the
joint committee representing rh city
council and Business Men's association of
Davenport, and composed of co nmittees
delegated by tbe -council and Business
associations if Rock Island, M line and
Milan was attended by practical' y all the
committeemen, as well by a number of
other citizers interested in tbe sub
ject under considi ration that of de-
vising plans for placing tbe advantages,
resources and opporsunities of the com
munity properly before tbe visitors from
abroad who msy at'end tbe Woild'sCol-
urtbian fair at Chicago tbe coming son-
Called to Order.
The meeting was beld io tbe parlors of
tbe hotel, and was called to crier by
President Jackson of the RojV. Inland
Citizens' Improvement association.
Whereupon B. F. Tillinghast, o. Daven
port, was named as chairman an 1 unani
mously chosen, F. C. Denkmani, of this
city, being in a f-iruil ir manner selected
as etcrt-tary. In assuming the ( hair Mr.
Tillinghast -expressed his pleasure at
s?ting so Urge a representation of citi
zens of the four cities and the evidence
of co-operation and harmony prevailing.
It was a healthy sign when tho virions
Communities M-parated only by municipal
lines joine.t hands in hq undertaking
realiz;ng their common interests and that
what tecefiis one. benefits all. He
enumerated brit fly the great alvan'.ages
poiscsscd by the locality aed sp ihe of tbe
spit ndid opportunity to properly set them
f rtb to tne world at tbe Columbian
Fair to be held at Chicago.
Two Questions to Consider.
There were two questions tc consider.
Mr. Tiliingliasl y.iul, in view o' tbe mat
ter. The first, is it wuc to do anything
to draw attention to the commuoitj T The
second, if it is wise to attempt such a
course, what is most desirable t do? In
answer to tbtse questions he iayited ex
pressions from those present.
C. II. Deere was first called upon for
n-mirks Red he stated that be was very
much intereslid in tbe subject presented.
Something should be done ti draw at
tention to our a .'vaQta'es and bring tbe
people here. Tbe cities of Diiluth and
Si. Paul had alretdy taken steps in such
direction. A system of excursions was
one to which be had given considerable
attention. He bad spoken to Congress
man Cable on the subjact, and 'hat gen
t'eman had freely acquiesced in it.
It was Mr. Deere's idea to have the ex
cursion leave Chicago Saturday and
come out here for Sunday anl part of
Monday, tbe trip perhaps including a lit
tle excursion on the river, and the cost
t) the excursionist, including toard at a
flrst class hotel while here, would net ex
ceed the expense of remaining in Chi
cago. The Romantic Mississippi 1 alley.
The views of William Jacksoa were so
licited. In responding, Mr. Jjckson said
that from one end of the couitry to the
other there is an interest in the Missis
sippi valley, and those who have not seen
it aie anxious to. There is something
romantic about it. He spoke of the pic
turesque Scenea.alang the riy3r;aa well
as following Rock" river to i:s mouth at
this poin'; tbe cluster of het utiful and
thriving cities located at the confluence
of tbe two great natural arteries, the isl
and of Rock Island with its world -famed
arsenal, and related a personal observa
tion while abroad of the fame of the great
valley of the Mississippi.
To get a stranger to loca'e here, Mr.
JackEOQ held, that we must itterest him
in tbe locality, make a good impression
on his mind, for flrst impressions are the
most lasting. He spoke of a relief map
and model of the locality prop ;rly repro
duced and exhibited ss a gonii means of
attracting attention to the loca ity.
A (loud Idea.
. H. Ouyer, in response to n invita
tion to speak on tbe subject, thought tLe
idea an exceedingly good one. lie, in
fact, had given it considerable thought.
It was a pltn in which the three inter-
eed could derive a great bt neflt. He
suggested a corporation of $10,000
capital to carry out auy me the d of pro
cedure that rr.ight be adopted, and while
there poibly would be no occasion for
ciling in the stock subscriptions, it
would bo well to have an incorporation
a a guarantee to meet any possible de
ficit. Viewing the manner, practically,
Mr. Guyer submitted some interesting
figures relating to the expense involved
in teniae up excursions, and tbe revenue
to be derived from tbe same.
W. F. E istman, of Moline, offered the
suggestion that If anything was to be
done in the way of adverlisin ; it should
be taken up in advance of the exposition
and that arrangements be made to meet
the nation's guests from ab road en the
incomiog ships and attract their atten
tion with suitable reading matter.
Dr. Matthews of Milan stated that
Mr. Fitzpatrick and himself were in at
tendance merely as spectators and with a
desire to represent Milan as willing to
co-operate in whatever might be done.
Remarks were made also by
A P. McQuirk, o Davenport, W.
B. Ferguson and Phil Mitchell
of this city, and Georje W. Vinton and
A. S. Wright of Moline, and by invita
tion Mr. nuebinger, of Dvenport,
submitted a number of driwings of tbe
locality, concerning which he submitted
a proposition to furnith from the same a
handsome map of the four cities and
Rock Island arsenal, for exhibition in the
Illinois' building at tbe (Vor d's Fair.
A Committee on Plans.
Various motions were presented and
amendments and substitutes suggested
looking to a way of getting tbe com
mittee' work properi 7 before it, and
flially it, was decided upon motion, that
etch body represented appoint a com
mittee of one to constitute a joint com
mittee to consider and report a pkn. A
recess of five minutes was taken during
which the various com mi :tees present got
together and named their members of
the committee to be selected and upon
reassembling the names were presented
Kock Island E. H. Gu.yer, Aid. B. F.
Moiine-S. n. Veli, Aid. II. C. Sj!1
mer. Davenport B. F. Tillinghast, Aid.
Milan Dr. J. S. Matthews. W. F
It w.hs thereupon determined that the
committee thus designated should retire
and Hgree upon the time when it wou'd
be ready to report, and during its ab
sence, Phil Mitchell, upon invittlion, oc
cupied the chair, tbe discussion mean
whild being continued by MeBsrs. Cor-
ken, Mitchell. Atkinson, Fitzpatrick and
PirK burst. Tbe subcommittee then re
turned with tbe announcement that it
hd organized by selecting Mr. Vel;e
chairman and Mr. Tillinghast secretary.
Tbe committee reported that a meeting
would be held tomorrow evening at the
rooms of the Rock I-ltind Citizens' Ioi-
(.r ivemeut, association to formulate plans,
and that a mteting of the general com
mittee would be held at the rooms of the
Di7enport Business Men's association
m-xt Tuesday evening to bear any report
it might baye to mik"!. The request was
concurred in unanimously, a vote of
thanks tendered Manager Montrose for
courtesies extend jj and the committee
The Twin-City and Trl-City Colombian En
terprises. The Tri-City Columbian enterprise,
the preliminary steps locking to which
were taken last night ia this city, al
though entirely din", rent in nature and
p irpose from tbo Twin-City Columbian
project, is calculated to benefit . it
though not directly designed to do so. In
fct the yery move should stimulate and
encourage tbe original undertaking. If
immense crowds are to be brought here
by tbe united effort of tbe cities of Rck
Island, Moline, Davenport and Milan, this
city can present no better and more prof
itable attractions than those contemplat
ed by the Twin-City Columbian commit
tee in the arrangement of tbe tract it has
secured the purchase of in the most ac
cessible locality in the three cities. As
Mr. Jacksou so truly said last night, "If
we are to invite strangers her.-, let us ne
glect no effort to present., goad appear
ance and -creati in the minds :of our vis
itors a favorable imoreision .
'..v On fhe Other Hand.
There is no opportunity that can
be turned to better advantage, or more
susceptible of development than tbe
Twin-City Colum ian park and exposi
tion. And, if the committee as the re
sult of tbe canvass to be energetically
pushed during tbe next two weeks, fiidi
itself in a position to complete tbe incor
poration, to go ahead with tbe attrac
tions planned to be presented between
tbe two cities, it will contribute to tbe
success of tbe tri-city plan by presenting
additional indus.men'.a to draw people
to tbe locality.
Tbe two enterprises appeal alike to the
public spirit of our people. They should
go forward hand in hand, so to speak
and both should win.
A Peculiarly Serious Accident.
, "Hi" Johnson, the well Known brake
man on tne mam line west of Rock Isl
and, met with a serious accident on Mot
day, that U is feared will prove fatal.
He was on No. 1 going west, which was
bung closely followed by a freight en
gine and caboose. When near West Lib
erty his engineer whistled for brakes,
and be stepped out on tbe rear pluform.
As be did so the flash of the headlight
on tbe engine which was following very
closely, met his gaaj, and thioking that
it was almost on them he jumped
from the train, going down through a
high bridge, cutting and bruising him
badly, besides injuring him internally.
He was pi ked up and taken into West
Liberty, where he is said to be lying in a
precarious condition. Johnson made his
home in this city, and has many friends,
who will be pained to learn of bis misfortune.
Seeking to Hare the Council Take Steps to
Enlarge the Filter.
At Monday night's meeting of the
council a letter was submitted by Aid.
W. F. Schroeder. addressed to him by
O. H. J. -well of the Jewell Filter com
pany, setting forth that the niter plant
he had put in in accordance with his
contract with Congressman Ben T.
Cable was too email, aud feeling confi
dent that Mr. Cible will not enlarge the
same, he writes to ssk if the city council
will take steps in tbe matter. He also
says the city should have at least four
more filters, and then he proceeds to seek
the council's favor, to the end
that the city may entrust tof
i'o Dim more worst, --r eeling connaeni,
he says, "that Mr. Cable will not
enlarge same, we write to ask if yonr
city will take steps in the matter."
Not a Manly Attitude.
In assuming this position, Mr.
Jewell shows anything but a
manly disposition toward Mr. Cable
whom he knows full well. has com
plied with every suggestion he has made
concerning the filter, supplementing tbe
original plant which Mr. Jewell guaran
teed for all practical purposes, when it
was found that by reason of tbe increas
ed consumption Ciused by tbe street car
powtr station, and other demands for
water not anticipated, it was intde
quate. Although the original gift ou
tne part of. Mr. Cable to tte city involv
ed a large outlay of money and Mr.
Jewell positively guaranteed that the
filter would give satisfacii in, waen it
failed to do so Mr. Cable conbidered the
i acre-used consumption of water and
authorized the Jewell company to
enlarge it to a capacity that would meet
all requirements, and this was done, Mr,
Cab e being again assured that this time
the filtering plant would do its work
faultlessly. Either it has failed again, or
the Jawell company is seeking to see
how much money it can get out cf its
plant here Small wonder under tbe cir
cumstances that Mr. Jewell should feel
confident that Mr. Cable will do
no more. His attempt to thus
induce tbe council to take bold of tbe
matter by making intimations concerning
Mr. Cable is ne ther kindnexs to Mr. Ct-
ble nor fairness to the council, and the
Ahgcs is SKtisfled that not only in jis'
tice to Mr. Cable, whose liberality and
puDiic spirit an appreciate, nut in
justice to the city no steps will he
tken in the matter with ''ut consulting
Mr. Cable, and until the proper proof i
presented that tbe plant here is not en
tirely experimental on Mr Jewell's part.
Death of Mrs. Henry Harrison
Mrs. Margaret Harrison, wife of Henry
Harrison, of South Rock Island, was
found dead in her chair at her home at
an early hour this morning. Mrs. Hr
rison has been a partial invili.l for a
number of years, though able to bi about
the bouse. To all appaartnes she wis
feeling as well as asual last evening and
was left down stairs rending by tbe
other members of the family when they
retired. She did not go up stairs to bed
and when tbe family arose this morning
she was found to have expired in her
chair. Deceased was born in Ireland
and came to this country abut 30 years
a?o, having resided here a number of
vears. Sr.e was 60 years of age and
leaves besides a husband one daugh
ter, Miss Mary, who resides at home.
Sbe was a kind Christian woman and bed
many friends who will be grieved to
learn of her demise. 1'he funeral an
ouccement will be made later.
The Chicago Herald of yesterday con
tained the . following regarding Con
Doyle, the light weight pugilist now in
t-iiini'ng In this city: ' - . j "
W. H. G bson, of Rock Island, backer
of Con Doyle, forwarded "50 to tie
aporticg department of The Herald as a
forfeit to briog on a match with Paddy
Smith, tbe lightweight cow in tbe city.
Gibson writes: "I mean business and
111 match Djyle against Smith for from
f 250 to 5500 a side, the men to weigh ia
at 135 pounds If Smith refuses to fight
then this offer is open to any man f
Doyle's weight in tLe world. If neces
sary I can raise the ante a 1 ttle."
Prtdty Smith said yesterday that he was
ready to meet Bowen. He is anxious for
a fight and offers to take the place of
Meyer in the match offered him wi'h
Bp wen by the Crescent City club. In
case this scheme falls through, be will be
ready to take on Meyer, Bowen, Gibbons
or any other light weight. Smih will
have a chance to consider Con Doyle's
offr today and it is possible that a match
may be made.
Mr. Quinn, SmitL's backer, states in
today's Chicago Herald that Smith will
not fight for the $500 that Gibson chal
lenges him for, but wants $ 1.000. The
following telegram shows he can be ac
Rock Island, Jan. 18. Sporting Ed
itor Chicago Herald, Chicago. Ill 11 ac
cept Smith's proposition to fight for
f 1.000.' Answer quick if Q iinn accepts
and 1 wi.i come on first train and arrange
a match when Quinn covers forfeit.
W. H. Gibson.
A Hundred Tears 10 come.
Wouldn't yon like to live until the year A. D.
3000, just to see the people and the world gener
erallyf Who knows bat 70a might, if you ob
serve the laws of health, and keep the stomsch.
liv-ir and bowels In fall action. The best medi
cine known for this is Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pel
lets. They are smalt, sng-.r-costed granule., bat
powerful to core ; produce no nausea or griping ;
ea.y to take, and a sure core for b'Uousness,
constipation, headaohe, and diseases produced by
an inactive lWer. A conrenient vest-pocket remedy.
Special Sale of Dress Goods.
In addition to our recent great mark down on all
styles and quantities of dress goods, we offer the fol
lowing for this week, 6 days, only six. With every
dress pattern bought at our store during the week,
amounting to $3 or over, the purchaser will have
the privilege of buying the linings for almost noth
ing. HERE IS THE BILL-
Five yards best cambric lining, at 1 cent - - - - .05
2 yards drilling for waist lining, 2 cents - - - - .05
2 spools best buttonhole twist, 1 cent - .02
2 spools best sewing silk, cent - .03
1 best spool cotton free, free, free, - - - - - -
1 Goff's best shirt braid .02
Total - - - .17
Think of 17 cents for lining and bindings for a
dress, 17 cents for the skirt lining, the waist lining,
the button-hole twist, the sewing silk, the spool cotton,
the braid for a dress.
After reading the above it will scarcely be necess
ary to state, our enthusiasm led us to buy too many
dress goods, more than we have been able to let out.
Hence our determination to nearly give away the lin
ings and bindings this week in order to reduce our
overstock down to its normal condition. Early buy
ers will of course find some advantage over those
coming later in the week.
M C ABE BROS.,
1720, 1722, and 1724 Second avc
IS THE PLACE
The Largest a?id best Line of Ladies and Men'a Slip
pers ever shown in the three cities. We handle no
shoddy goo is.
1818 Second ave., Harper House Block.
Think of It.
Over halt a million pespl" die every
year in the United States from Lung and
Throat diseases, which always start from
a Cold or Cough. If you are suffering
from any of the aboye diseases trv this
remarkable Congh 8yrup, and you will
use no other afterward. ' W hsirn hnn.
dreds of testimonial Izoai. those hcneflf,
ted Us , ;
5 AHD 50 CTS A BOTTLK. - SAMPLRBOTS
TLES 10 CTS.
Ask vour dnicnrist fnr Ttr MtT.nn-.
Irish Cough Syrup. Take no otherl One
trial is all that is necessarv to convinn
you. Sent to any address by express on
receipt of price. Made only by the pro
We have this week received an impor
tation of French white china for decora
tion. ALBUMS Our line of Albums is
ahead of anyihing we haye
had in the past in style, and
lower in pnc. The new
shapes are very desirable.
BIBLES We have a large line of
the celebrated Holman fam
ily bibles: Also his self
pronouncing teacher's edi
tion. Call and examine these
and our Oxford and Bagster
FRAMES We are this year a? hereto
fore making a special feature
of our framing department
and prices much lower.
Geo. H. Kingsbury.
1703 1705;Scon'1 Ave., Rock Island, Telephone 1216, '
402 Fifteenth street, Moline.
TO BUY YOUlt-
Paxton, III., Not. 6, 1892. T. EL
Thomas. Rock Island: Dear Sir Pleaat
flnd enclosed postal note for two txsaea
of jour wonderful kidney and liver y Tt.
Tbe pills that I got from you before 5t
me so much good that I can say they sb
tbe best I ever used, haying: clewtl
away the grave! "that I was trotifcM
with. I have'recbinrrpnrfed'thMm r
friends. Yours jtr''truly, ; ' '
Paxton, Ford Co., IB.
Box 299 ', ..
These Wonderful Pills are made cat
sold at 25 cents per bottle b r V
H. THOMAS, Druggist
Horses, dolls, shoeflies. gases,
sleds, drums, toilet cases, jewel doeo,
shaving cases, manicures.
Smoking seta. Albums.
Jointed Dolls, . Kid Dolls,
BUque Dolls, Rubber Dolls.
Iron Toys. Tin Toys,
Wood Toys. Pewter Toys.
Sulad Dishes'. Silver Ware,
and all fancy goods in an endless vaxietr
at . ' .