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THE AliGUS. FltlD A Y JA3SUAKY 20 18&
Jith tTio method and results when
nin or r igs is lauen; it is pleasant
if J refreshing to the taste, and acts
fn;!v yet promptly on tbe Kidneys,
Ivor and Bowels, cleanses the Bys
frm efTectuailv, dispels colda, head
I lies sod fevers and cures habitual
Jwtipntion. Syrup of Figs ia the
nly wnmly of its kind ever pro
luwl, pleasing to the taste and ac
jcptaMe to the etomach, prompt in
action and truly beneficial in its
f recta, prepared only from the most
ji-althy and agreeable substances, its
.fcany excelletit qualities commend it
, oil and have made it the most
t ipular remedy known.
Svnip of Tigs is for sale in 50c
id $1 bottles by all leading drug-felr-ta.
Any reliable druggist who
av not have it on band will pro
Kir'e it promptly for any one who
ii-ht-s to try it. I)o not accept any
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r'i (i-i;r:ii rc cnn-p3nie-. buiMlng lot for
i . ai: 1 1 r- i tTi rmt additions. Choice repidence
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1 -x-.Ti. 1. V-uh.1'. I.ym'.o liuilding, ground
it. i r:f . i'rli. U & Lymie batik.
Have you called at
T ft. v-., era a
If not, you had better, for
vou win una lots or silver
and Gold Novelties as well
as a large assortment of,
the latest in Fine Jewelry
H. D. FOLSOM.
W. B. GRIFFIN,
GRIFFIN & KEATING,
No: 1712 First Ave.,
Rook Island, III,
Practical : : :
Ga-i Fitting and General Jobbing.
G. M. Loos LEY.
1W9 Second ATcnae.
WAYS OF WELLS.
Official Gallantry in the Post
TREATMENT OF A LADT EMPLOYE.
RrglHtry Clerk Hiss Cleland, Being
Obliged to Take Sick Leave. Flails Little
Satisfaction in Recovering Her Potation
After Her Ketnrn to Health All on Ac
count of Politic.
Por some time The A rods has beard
numerous expressions of indignation,
mostly from republicans, too, concerning
the unkind treatment by Tost Duster
Wells of his registry clerk, Mien Mary
Cleland, who in point of actual eervice
has been longer connected with th! office
than any other attache. The substance
of tbe reports which have gained
currency is that Miss Cleland,
being obliged to take sick leave
last summer, necessitating her refraining
away from the office until the middle of
;he fall, found it impossible to regtin the
pt sition the had so long and fai.hfully
tie'tl, upon reporting for duty immediate
ly upon her return to beal'.h. Further
thuB this, that Postmaster Wells gt-.ve her
lo satisfaction bs to how soon she could
have her place back, but merely informed
hi r that when be wanted her he would
let her know.
Too Much Politics on Hand.
On applying for her position about the
roiid'.e of October. Mies Cleland found
that a mail csrrier was discharging the
duties of registry cltrk, and Mr. Wells
told MUs Ck-lacd that he was 30 busy
with poii.ics that he could not talk to
her before election, and she was obliged
to wait until after that eventful Nov. 8.
In due season she applied again, but this
time Mr. Wells explained that tbe elec
tion "had gone the wrong way" and be
would Wave to devote lime to his private
business affairs now, and hence had no
time to talk with her. lie e ff red the
time worn assurance though, tbe.t when
he wanted her, he would send for her.
An I'nklntt Position.
80 far Mr. Wells has not sent for his
fjrrarr registry clerk, and the position
thus assumed by him has t-rousee! a great
deal of feeling toward Mr. Well, not that
there is a ilispoMti' n to interfere
with his manaeeroent of the p )Stofflce,
as one gentleman put it, but that he
should evince such on unkind ard unsat
isfactory disposition towatd an employe
of his office, and a lady at that. The
f-.uk found with Lis altitude is that he
should either give Miss Cleland an op
portunity to resign, or to reston: her to
her former position, and not ke :p her in
MRS. ALTGELD RECEIIVES.
SprlnRlleld T.aelles Pay Their Kc-pects to
the Governor's Wife Mrs. i'raior Assists
Wednesday afternoon between the
hours of 8 ai.d 6 o'clock Mrs. John P.
Altgeld. the new lady of the executive
mansion, gave her first teception, sajs
tbe State Register. During the afternoon
over 10U ladies called and paid their re
sale's to Mrs. Altgeld, whoreca ved them
with the grace becoming to a lady in her
e'avated position. She was hssisted in
receiving by Mrs E. G. Fraze-, of Rock
Island. Mrs. Altgeld is a lacy of fine
bearing and ia charmingly gracious. She
made an excellent impression upon ail
her guests yesterday. The decorations
throughout the house were roses, carna
tions and white lilies,
Mr. Altgeld wore a magnificent gown
of bUcs satin, with jet trimmings, which
showed hit sUtelv figure to advantage,
and diamond ornaments.
Mrs. Frsaer's cus'.ume was of tan col
ored cloth, with green velvet trimmings;
It is Mrs. Altge.ld'a intention tr give a
reception each Wednesday, and her Invi
tations are general. Her receptions
promise to be successful a lairs, and
with her re dot d and graceful manners
she is sure to become popular.
Mrs. Louisa Moritz, who resided in tbe
upper story of the bouse occupied by M.
Rrohn. at 2321 Fifth avenue, died this
morning after an illness cf th'ee week?.
Stie lu.d resided there about four yeais,
aail during a reai deal of iha time she
bad been sickly and wus d.peiident upm
the other tenants of the Louse who
litoked after hvr. Mrs. 15. Mceller, a
friend of the deceased lay, remained
with her i-.st. night. Mrs. Sloritz took
quite sick during the night and this
morning passed quietly away. She
his a daughter living in Kansas and a
brother, but the laUcr's a .i!rc ss is not
known. The body was taken in charge
by Undertaker Wbeelau and will be kept
until relatives can be heard sdui.
The funcr&l of the late Mti. Henry
Harrison occurred from her home in
Soutb Rock h ind to St. Joseph's church
at 10 o'clock this morning. Rev. Father
Mackin officiating. It was largely at
tended, the pall bearers bein j as men
tioned yestetday. The interment was
made in the Catholic cemetery.
Harry, little sen of Henry Gmpke and
wife, died at its parents bom') on Thirty
first street, aged 3 years, 2 months and 5
days. The interment was mt.de in River
side cemetery, Moline.
AFTER TWENTY YEARS.
O. M. Babcock, Author and Lecturer, Re
vlslta Rock Island His Faith In the Des
tiny of This Locality Unshaken.
O M. Babcock, well known in Rock
Island and vicinity nearly a quarter of a
century ago, in his eff rts to promote
navigation and manufacturing in this lo
cality, noUb'y ut Rock river, arrived in
the city last evening on a visit of inspec
tion to see the changes and progress in
the scene of his former efforts and ambi
tion to build up a thriving city that
should ultimately become a part of one
common city embracing Moline and Mi
jan, as he believed that tbe position and
local advantages warranted such a con
summation. In his liberal view of tbe subject he
believed that the prosperity of every
point in the region would prove a benefit
to tbe whole, and that such a consolida
tion on the east side of the river would
not only be an advantage to every enter
prise across tbe river, but that the whole
should go before the world as one center
with an aggregate population, enumerat
ing all the inhabitants as if they were one
community as they really are. This
would be a more powerful magnet in at
tracting business and inducing industries
to locate hereabouts.
With a zeal worthy of the cause he
worked for three years unable to recon
cile all the local jealousies, and in tbe
rainter of 1871-2 after the great Chicago
fire, delivertd lee-tures in Divenport and
Rock It-land for the purpose of securing
c .(-operation in the publication of a work
representing the common interests.
Divenpcrt refused to join in the move
ment, so Rock Island and Moline carried
it tbrcugh alone.
lib) Literary Production.
While writing up the "Prent and
Future of Rjck Iiland," Mr. Babcock
states that factors more numerous and
far reaching than could be brought into
one local pamphlet came rushing into bis
mind, and be reso'.ved that if spared for
the work he would produce a book, not
for a locality, but which should n,ot only
compass the country tut embrace the con
tinent and comprehend tbe world.
His efforts have been rewarded beyond
expectation In securing the s rongest en
dorsements of able and eminent men to
whom he submitted the advance sheets
for criticism. Encomiums o! the high
est order have been given in letters from
such men as Lymsn J. Q ii;e, Thomas B.
Byron, Davi 1 H. Mason, Bishop Fallow,
and many others, while editors, ministers
antl teachers have endorsed bis lectures
in the strongest terms of commendation..
Both book and lectures are illustrated by
charts unique ia their conception and
highly instructive to tbe student of Amer
In all this work Mr. Babcock states
that bis original ideas concerning tbe
career and dstiny of Rock Island have
never chanced, but rather intensified, as
bis present charts and maps will show to
all who have the pamphlet of twenty
one years aero.
The Weyerhauser Reception Last Even
The Weyerhauser mansion on Elat
street was tbe scene of a brilliant social
gathering last evening, it being a recep
tion given by Mr. and Mrs. John '.
Weyerhauser in honor of Mr. and
Mrs. S. S. Davis. Ia response to
the invitation sent ' ut ov.t 400 member
of tri-city society circles called and were
elaborately entertained. Tbe interior cf
the handsome residence was tastefully
and elaborately decorated, smilax being
the prevailing flir. 1 decoration. In tbe
hallway a mandolin orchestra was
stationed behind a back of floral fra
grance and discoursed entertaining music.
The table decorations were exqusite, roses
and pinks predominating. Tbe second
story had been especially arranged for the
terpischorean features and the guests
spent considerable time there. At the
proper time refreshments were served and
the affair on the whole proved a social
Mrs. A. Loeb entertained her friends
of tbe tri-cities at a reception at the
rooms of the Standard club on Wednes
day afternoon. A large number were re
ceived, refreshm;nt8 were served and the
guests were handsomely entertained.
Mr j. M. Arnold will receive her tri-city
friends at the rooms of the Standard club
in tbe Erell & Math building tomorrow
The Llrury Toll Itoad.
Supervisors Limont, Fitzpatrick, Tit
terincton, Britton and Weatberhead and
State's Attorney Searle, who were ap
pointed a commission by tbe board cf
supervisors to look into the matter of the
granting of a privilege for a toll road in
Drury township, have gone over the
ground and will make their report at the
next meeting of the board. The reason for
the investigation ia a petition from a Tell
Road Co., who are desirous of obtaining
a franchise for keeping the road to the
Muscatine bridge in a passable condition
and collecting a toll thereon. It cost the
county 12.000 last year to keep the road
A matter of choice whether to suffer,
uninterruptedly with a cough or kuy a
bottle of Dr Bull s Cough Syrup and cure
A STRANGE CASE.
James Hughes will Servo His Penitentiary
Sentence His Notification Here' Yester
day. James Hughes, tbe Rochester clothing
cutter who is undor a penitentiary sen
tence under a charge of extorting money
was in the city yesterday, and while here
received the formal notice that his case,
which had been carried to the supreme
court in the state of New York on a
technicality, had reen decided against
him and he was notified to begin time
on his senteace.
An Interesting Case.
: His case, which has become one of
widespread interest, grows out of the
clothing trouble in Rochester, and has
been a hard fought battle on both sides,
t he trouble began in June, 191, when
the clothing manufacturers of Rochester,
N. Y., formed a combine and ordered
a lock-out of their cutters and tailors,
claiming that the fact that the latter
belonged to tbe Knights of Labor was
detrimental to their employers. The com
bine then made a proposition to the locked
out tailors and cutters that if they would
withdraw from the E. of L. the do rs
would again be opeted. This the latter
refused to do and a Jong and bitter strug
gle hs resulted. Labor organizations
all over tbe country have been warned
against the c;othing and the result has
cost the combine hundreds of thousands
of dollars while the men have been com
pelled to seek employment in other
Charges' Against Hughes.
The cause of Hughes' arrett was the
fact that he bad gone to the manufac
turers and tried to effect a settlement ef
the trouble by saying that if they would
pay a certain sum of money he, as chief
of the cutters and tailors
would order the men to go back
to work. Tbe manufacturers afterward
preferred charges against Huehes on tbe
grounds of attempted extorsion of money.
Hughes was tried, found guilty and sen
tenced to one year in the penitentiary.
While bis case was being carried up he
has been selling clothing on tbe road and
it was while calling on the merchants
here that he reeeived notice ts begin time
on his sentence. He is a bright, intelli
gent young man and will go btxk at once
to begin his unDleasant ask.
"David Garrlck" Presented at Harper's
Theatre by an Artist Theatrical At
There was a brilliant assemblage at
Harper's theatre last evening which
witnessed an excellent entertainment
under tbe auspices of the Rock Island
L-cture association . Lei and T. Powers,
who undoubtedly stands without a rival
in his particular line, impersonated the
eleven dilr-rent and dimsult characters
in Robertson's comedy, "David Gar-
rick in an artistic and pleasing tnai-
ner. One of his most marvelous pow
ets is bis facial expression, which is so
marked that tbe audience recognized
each character a quickly as if it were
separately impersonated and his versa
tility is aptly demonstrated ia hU abil
ity to carry on the conversation be
tween six or seven different characters at
once. At the conclusion of "David
Garrick" Mr. Powers recited a Now
England tketch that was highly enter
tatning. A be ter pleased audience sel
dom leaves a theatre than the one that
witnessed last night's performance and
if a return date could bo arrange 1 the
house would be doubly filled.
The Bottom of the Sea.
It required the pea and tbe imagination
of a Jules Verne to conjure up such a
tale as "The Bottom of tbe Sea." to be
presented at Harper's theatre tonight, a
romance so weird and extraordinary that
the adventures of Robinson Crusoe are
tame compared to it. So deep seated is
the sailor's superstition that his vision is
deceived and he believes that be has seen
that which he has never viewed, and with
his imagination at play in the deck tryst
or aloft sees phantom ships and pirates of
the main. Jules Verne has chosen well
his scene, and the story is an absorbing
one of a lost treasure, a plot to recover
it, a working of mischief on board tbe
French man-of-war by the damage to the
caole, necessitating a decent to the bot
tom of the sea to secure tbe parted por
tion, and a conflict between the div r and
the devil fish, and a robbing of the dead,
and thwarted murder in the sunken
wreck. The story is interesting enough
to this point, but the wonderful scenic
effects are so unusual and startling that
.the audience is moved to enthusiasm.
Decidedly one of the very best melo
dramatic and spectacular productions
now on the road is the great drams, "Af
ter Dark," now in its fourth successful
season under the minagement of William
A.Brady. It will be the attraction at
tbe Burtis at Davenport Sunday after
noon and evening.
The accomplished EaglisU tragedian,
E. S. Willard, ia to appear at the Bur is
at Davenport next Tuesday evening, pre
senting tbe "Middleman," supported by
A. M. Palmer's company, headed by Miss
Marie Burroughs, and including Miss Nan
nie Craddock, Miss Maxine Elliott, Miss
Emma Rivers, Miss Ethel Douglas, Miss
Keith Wakeman, Louis Massen, Harry
Cane, Fred Tyler. Mr. llolliday, Mr. Bar
foot, Percy Winter, Hugh Uisting and
"O'Dowd's Neighburs" will be present
ed at Harper's theatre next Monday eve
ning by Mark Murphy and his exoellen'.
company. The people of the "neighbor
hood are very entertaining, proving
themselves to be as pleasing a comrina
tion of music and mirth provokers as is
often eotten together. The play or
"O'Dowds's Neighbors" is original and
holds tbe interest closely, in fact, it
comes heralded as one of the leading
comedy successes of the day.
Tinware And Hotjsk
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
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pers ever shown in the three cities. We handle no
1818 Second ave., Harper House Block.
Think of It.
Over half a million pop! die every
year in the United States from Lung and
Throat diseases, which always start from
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from any cf the aboy,; i!Heiis. try this
remarkable Coush Syrup, and you will
use no other afterward We Lve run
dreeis of testimonials from those becell.
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25 AMD 50 CTS. A UOTTI.S. SAM PLE BOT
TLES 1(1 CTS.
Ask tout druggist tor Dr. McKann"s
Irish Cough Syrup. Take no oth.-r! One
trial is all that is necessary to convince
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 anything we haye
had in tbe past in style, and
lower in pric. The new
shapes are very desirable.
BIBLES We have a large line of
the celebrated Holman fam
ily bibles: Also bis self
pronouncing teacher's edi
tion. Call and examine these
and our Oxford and Bagster
FRAME3 We are this year as hereto
fore making a special feature
of our framing department
and prices much lower. 1
Geo. H. Kingsbury,
1031703 Second Ave., Rock Island, Telephone 1216.
402 Fifteenth street. Moline.
We will occupy our new
and Twenty-third St., and
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HOKST VON KOECKRITZ, Pharmacist.
Froprtetoror of tie Brady street.
Ad kiml of rut Powers eoneUiitlv on 'hand,
ureen Houses- Flower Store-
vi.i, ..uv.iuimn e euiiu ccr,.ue larf
ROCK ISLAND, II L.
TO BUY YOUR-
Paxton, 111., Nov. 6, 1S93 T. H.
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aav ihe gravel that I was troubled
wish. I hhvs recommended them to my
trends. Yours ye ry truly,
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These Wonderful Pills are made sal
sold at 25 cents per bottle by
H. THOMAS, Druggist.
Horses, dolls, shoe fl'es. garnet,
sleds, drums, toilet cases, jewel boxes,
shaving cases, manicures.
Smoking sets. Albums.
Jointed Dills, Kid Dolls,
Hit-que Dolls, Rubber Dolls,
Iron Toys. Tin Toys.
Wood Toys, Pewter Toys,
Salad Dishes, Silver Ware.
nd all fancy goods in an endless variety
store, cor. of Fifth avenue
will be known as the
eet in leva. 304 ErieJy.rtieet, Davenport.