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THE AllGUIS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY b, 1893.
Both the method and results nrhen
cnn nf Fiirs in taken: it ia nlpnannt
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
. ... l xi. ir?i
PDiiy y promptly on me jvianeys,
Liver and Bowela, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
snly remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleaaing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial m its
effects, 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.
Syrup of Figs is for Bale 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
(tubes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SN FRANCISCO. CAL.
iQLitSYIUE. Kf. HW YORK. H.V.
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T. B. KB IDT.
THE LTCAt INO
But. nd imnaee property en eommlslon,
nnej, co lect rents, also carry a line of first
(uti:e Injuritice companies, building lots for
tilt to al. b-il ffertnt additions. Cboice residence
r1'j to .11 irt8 of the city.
FoteU, Mitchell St Lynde building, ground
hi reur of Mltrln-11 Lynde bonk.
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 Fine Jewelry,
U n PAT OHM
The largest display ia the
city, without doubt, is at
W. TREFZ & CO.
Headquarters for School
Books, Toys, and Caady.
201 1 Fourth Avenue,
Blrkenfeld's O'.d taad.
Q. M. LoosLicr.
A JUST PROTEST.
That Being Made Against the
SCHEMES THAT ABE UNPOPOLAB,
Practical Keasons Why the Democrats of
the Present EleventU bistriet Sbo lid Not
be Handicapped la Their Work For the
Party or Thrown in With Hopelessly
Republican Strongholds Facts and Fig
ure. The latest congressional apportionment
plan is that of Theodore NelBon, secre
tary of the democratic state central com
mittee. It also concedes seven districts
to Cook aod Like counties, but differs
somewhat from 3inrichsen's plan in that
it gives 10 democratic diftricts to the
state at large Instead of nine. The dis
tricts are arranged as follows:
Fist, Second. Third. Fourta, Fif.h,
Sixth and Seven h Cook aod Like coun
ties Eighth district Du Pcige, Kine, Ken.
d-ll, McHenry. De KalD, B oi e and
Winnebago counties; population, 205.-
Ninth Jo Daviess, Stephensoc, CMe,
Lee, Carroll, Bureau, Putnam and Stark;
Tenth Will. Grundy, La Salle aad
Mart-hall counties and the townslip of
Letnont, Cook county; population, 177,-
Eleventh Whiteside, llenrv, Rjcfe Inl
and, Mercer and Kncx; population, 163.
406. Twelfth 'Tarrtn, Renders in, McDon
oubh.Hancock.Adams and Brown; popu
lation. 164 370
Thirteenth Peoria, Fulton. 8 'huyler,
Cass and Morgan; population, 17ti.HU.
Fourteenth Livingston, Wcodford,
VdLean. Tszewtll aud Mason; popula
Fifteenth Vermillion, Champaign,
Fold, IroqiK is and Kankakee; popula.
tion 172 898.
Sixteenth Menard. Sangamon. Logan,
De Witt, Macon ari Piatt; population
Seventeenth Pike, Sjott, CVihoun,
Jersey, Green Mncoupin and I'adisoc;
Eikhteentb Etjiiar. Douglas. Coles,
Moultrie, Shelby. CiiriPtiwn and Mont
gomerj; population 180.755
Nineteenth Clark. Crawford Lvw
r nee, Ricblnbd, Jisper, Cun:b.'rland,
Effincbain, Clay and Fajettr; population
Twentieth Wabah, Edwards. White.
Hamilton, Wayn. Franklin, Jefferson
and Msrior.; popu'ntion, 174,156
Twenty-first P.-rry. Wasiington,
Clinton, Ga'laiin, Hardin, Bord, S:.
Clair, Monroe and Randolph; poiuU'ion.
Twenty-second Jackson, Union,
A'fxinder, Pulaski, MaFc, Pope,
Saline, Johnson and Williamson ; popula
No .Justice Id It.
This latest scheme offers no relief to
the democrats of this district, who are
thus crowded into a district composed en
tirely of republican counties, and the
Chicago papers to the contrary notwith
standing, should not be passed. The pol
icy of the Chicago journals regardless of
politics seems to be to favor any proposi
tion that will give to Cook courty seven
districts, no matter tw it cripples or af
fecta the other counties of the state,
handicapping the democrats nioi.t outra
geously as it does in the apportionment
planned for this district, giving the re
publicans an overwhelming adruntsge in
some instances, and on the oil er hand
more of a democratic margin in some
districts than u absolutely nicest ry.
Tbc district wt ich includes Lock Isl
and county wus ongiuully composed of
the counties of Rock Island, Burtau,
Ilenry, Lee and Putnam, and hi;n the
Eleven h district wax reconstructed in
the winter of 1HS1. the vote f tl.e fall
preceding w.s uul a a b'iw. the
scheme of the republicans being to mtUe
the Eleven'.b au undoubted reputilicHu
district, toe app rtionm int as arranged
giving it a saf i lepublican plurality of
2.000. But, notwi.htunding that the
district was carvtd out as a republican
district, tho democrats, taking advantage
of reDuhlicm dinffections. triumphed in
the fir3t election held under the redis
triction, aid sent lion W. H. Ntece to
congress. Stimulated and cn:ouraeed
by th s Mnil and unexpected victory
they re elected him two years later and then
for two terms the district went o rer to the
republicans. Two years ago Congress
man Cable redeemed tho dtetric. by such
a decided majority as place it ia a posi
tion to be considered reasonably cIoe and,
under s me conditions a very uncertain
d strict. By their good fighting quali
ties at:d energetic work the democrats of
the E'eventh district have attained that
posi ion where they have n j fsar of the
opposition. Having during the lime the
oriinal apportionment was mode for
previous to this year captured the dis
trict three times out of five and once In a
presidential year, they naturally think they
have a right to be strengthened by their
party in the state if possible, ra her than
split up into districts and given over to
the enemy. They deserve encouragement
rather than such shabby treatment.and a
fair recognition of their political services
and valor. Rather than submit to any of
tie plans presented and becoa.e bound
kand and foot and cast to the mercy of
the enemy would they prefer to dwell to
gether as they have for the past 10 years
and more, and be accorded if nothing bet
ter, the fighting chance they have proven
themselves so well worthy of. For the
democrats of the state to soiaderesti-
trfct as to include any portion of them in
the district as proposed composed of the
counties of Whiliside. Henry, Rock Isl
and, Mercer and Knox without even a
ghost of a show in any of the counties,
would be as gross an injustice as it would
be an undeserved wrone. It would de
stroy every incentive to effort on the part
of the democrats, and the discouraging
effect would not only unavoidably reduce
the etrengm of the party in every county
in the district so apportioned, but in con
sequence all over the state.
The legislature shou'd consider well
effects and results before adopting any
such course as is now before it.
The Trt-Clty Corporation Formed Satur
dayThe Proposed Map The Twln-Clty
The Tri-City Columbian Advertising
League met at Davenport Saturday af
ternoon and adopted articles of incor
poration, with capital stock of $75,000,
divided into shares of f 25 each. Offi
cers were elected as f llows:
President C. H Deerft
Vice President S F. Smith.
Secretary and Treasurer F. W.
Mu.-ller. , ,!
Tonight the preposition will come be
fore the council for the purchase of a
tODOgrapbical map. Rock Island's portion
beirg (625, a matter of inestimable value
to the locality, and it is to be hoped that
instead of rjsrtitig the proposition by
unanimous vote, as d;d the Molice coun
cil, the proper resolution will be adopted
unanimously, a much more becoming
The Twin-City Committee.
The Twin City Columbian committee
meets at Moline Wednesday evening in
stead i f this evening, the time having
been ch'.ncul by Chairman Vclie in con
sequence of other important meetings to
Fires aft Davenport.
A fire broke out at 8:15 o'clock Satur
day night in the Diamond Jo ware-
bojae oti Frnnt street in Dayenoort, and
burned furiously for several hours A
break in a water main on Front street
necessitated the cutting (iff of ihe full
pressure of water, whicri greatly bam
pered the fire department in its work.
The three warehouses were occupied bT
the Diiinond Jo company, the Lee
Broom works and the Rk Inland & Pe
oria road. Over 25 C30 worth of
broom corn ste rid in the building w&s
destroyed, there being only about f 7
worth of insurance thereou. The I 'ss on
the building will font up 8;vtral thou
sind dolo'M, w.iich ia covered by insur
ance. The fi.'e burned all night and the
corn will probably smolder for several
At 4 o'clock this morning fire was dis
covered in tbc livery barn of Lorton
Bros. , in Dav;npTl, where a portion of
the root had fallen in which became ig
nited from a gas jet that was burning,
setting fire to the barn. In a few min
utes it was in fl imes and the men who
were in the barn loosened about 80 bead
of horses and turned them out of doors.
It was feared yesterday that the roof of
the barn which was an old shell would
give way, and the carriages and other
property was taken out, so that not much
d image was done. It made a hot fire, but
the loss will not be very extensive. The
horses scattered all over the three towns,
some being found in this city and Moline,
whilj abaul 25 of them are still at large.
Kanihlings From the Kail.
Night Y.rdmaster Frank Weigand, of
the C . R. I. & P., has been laying off on
account of sickness in his family. Yard
master McQiaid has been doing service
Iu his place at night, John Pender being
on duty in daytime.
Assistant Superintendent Oonlan, of
the Rock Inland, is kept busy these days
up and down the lints looking after mat
ters made urgent by the Blormy weather.
Harry McDarrah, who has for a long
t me past been in the employ of the Rock
Island at S uart, Ia., is home again and
will probably remain here permanently.
Charles W. Holcnmb, of Chicago, an
old-time conductor on the Lake Shore
oat of Chicago, is in the city on a short
visit to friends.
The Rck Inland has opened its new
line from Terrell, I. T., to Bjwie, Tex.
The new line is known as the Chicago,
Rock Island & Texas riilway.
Superintendent H. B. Sudlow, af the
Rock 1-ilai.d & Peoria, has issued an or
der 13 the trainmen and switchmen of
that road warning them ia regard to ob
serving the rules in relation to the speed
ot trains is the Rock Island yards and to.
use all vigilance in averting eny possible
Conductor Hempson. of the R , I & P ,
is back on his run on the Mercer county,
Conductor Peterson Roing back on the
Go tell it. J brccies, from detcrt to sea.
The "Prescription'' has triumphed, fair woman
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription ia the one
prineely remedy above all others! Made ex
presely for women, it is adapted to her special
needs, and fulfills avery requirement.
Ko condition so critical as to defy it I
ito emergency stj great as te baffie it I
As a woman's restoritWe and regulator, the
"FsTortte Prescription" ia master of the situation.
PoaitiTely guaranteed to give satisfaction in all
cases, or money paid far It returned. Tke oaly
THE BARBERS' MEETING.
Tri-Clty Tonsorlal Artists Meet and Dlr
There wat a largely attended meeting
of the barbers of the tri cities at Turner
hall yesterday afternoon for the purpose
of forming themselves into an organiza
tion to be known as the Tri-City Barbers'
association Captain W A. Corcoran,
the temporary chairman, presided, Al
Flemming acting as temporary S cretT ",
The most of the time was spent in a
general discussion of the matters per
taiaing to the objects aimed at in or
ganizing, a large number favoring the
plan of closing on Sunday. There were
some 120 boes bttrbers and journeymen
represented, which speaks well for the
popularity of the organization.
A committee was appointed consisting
Of three from each city to enlist all boss
barbers aad journeymen who are not in
the movement alre dy, and to report an
outline of by-laws, etc , to the next
meeting, whi h occurs at Turner hall,
Davenport, next Sunday. The following
was the committee appointed in accord
ance with the motion mentioned: Messrs.
Schmidt, Evans and Weisler, Rock Isl
and; Messrs. L?ech, Altz and Segur,
Moline, and Messrs. Trattler, Ridler
and Eckhart. Davenport.
The Mystery Surrounding Miss Hattle
The Argus had hoped tbat with the re
turn of Miss Hattie Hengstler to her
home in this city, the circumstance of her
mysterious disappearance would cease to
concern the public aud hence published
her own explanation of tbe cause of her
absence and let tbs matter drop. Bat
the Davenport Democrat has revived the
case sensationally by the publication
the story of a married man named Chase
being responsible for her disippearance,
his home being at Geneaeo, while he se
creted her near Muscatine until Detective
Gartland run him down and compelled
him to divulge the whereabouts of the
The parents of the young lady are sat
itfl;d tbat indiscr.'.-tion led their daughter
to behave as she did, and this being the
case they blame Chase entirely and may
prosecute him accordingly. This being
the case, tbe proper facts will be di
vu'eed concerning the cse, which
is thus again reluctantly alluded to.
A. H. Chambers, of Chicago, has been
ia the tri-cities the past two days in
search of a young pair that sre said to
h ive eloped from Elgin a few days ago.
I-iaac Laoas, a barber of that pi nee and
Miss Martha Wa'.baurn, a young lady
who has sevoial thousand dollars in her
own name, are both missing frozi Elgin
and it is supposed they have eloped.
Mr. Chambers who is a relative, is endeav
oring to locate tbe pair.
Ex-Police Officer Pe.er Boland died at
his home on Moline avenue between
Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth streets at
7 o'clock on Sitarday evening, of paraly
sis of the brain, after an illness of enly
four days, aged 48 years. Deceased had
been a resident of the city some 25 years,
coming here from the south. He served
four years faithfully in the police depart
ment, afterward engaging in the saloon
business on Moline avenue. He leaves
besides a wife, two children, a son and a
daughter William and Mary both of
whom reside at home. The funeral ce- J
curred at o cioca tms artemoon from
St. Joseph's Catho'ic church, Rsv. Fa
ther Mackin officiating. The interment
was made in the Catholic cemetery, the
following being the pall bearers: John
Brennan, Frank Meenan, Thomas Green,
John Grogan, T. D- Eagle and Michael
The Latest Thing In Calendars.
In striking contrast U the numerous
fanciful calendars which flood the mails
at this season of the year, is tbe one that
is issued by N. W. Ayer & Son, the
keeping everlastingly at it, newspaper
advertising agents of Philadelphia, and
which for years has been a great fa
vorite. It is large enough to be easi'y re id
acrss a room and handsome enougb to
hang en the wall for a year without be
coming an eyesore.
This issue has a new beading which is
both artistically designed and beautifully
It is so packed as to reach its destina
tion in perfect condition, and it is sent
to any address, post paid, on receipt of
The publishers Bay that . the sales of
this calendar increases every year, and
our owa experience is that having be
come acquainted with it, we would be
very loath to go back to the other kind.
The taxes for 1892 are now due and
may be paid to tbe undersigned at Hurst
& Donaldson's office in Masonic Temple
block. Please bring your last year's re
ceipt, which will enable the collector to
find your description on the tax books.
William J. Gamble.
,i Township Collector.
Order Tour Ice of etpence.
Rock Island, Jan. 31. This is to no
tify the public tbat I have cut a good sup
ply of good pure ice and that I am not in
any combination. I am now ready to
make contracts for the coming season and
would respectfully solicit a reasonable
share of patronage.
Department, and call special attention to
some new choice styles of hosiery just
received, we will sell on Monday ind
while they last, 40 dozen ladies' GOOD
BLACK HOSE at 3c per pair. No
more than 4 paira to any o m on r
To Push sales in our cu"-'n '!-i.ir-ment,
on Tuesday rd tV.-ttu. via of
this week we will sell wood c.nvn ilea
at lc a pi' ce to an.' cu-tomer v s line
On Monday A. M.. Fwi 6th. we place
on sale 25 MORE Iaite' l'ne new m r
feets (carried over) at $1 tnch, S ! see?
On'ytt. These garments were otiiiin
allv 7 50, $10, $12 aod $14; now all to
at $1 for cboice.
We have added more misse-' g-.rments
to our balf-prioe table. s tti the qtinn
tity on Mond iv A M. will h- at least 50.
and all desirab!- wir-p--" :id styles. The
great msrk dov.' ii iiri.ugh the stock
makes our cloak 1 'tmm a v ry great
attraction to nearly tvjr.. customer visit
ing 6ur store.
In addition to over 200 styles of the choicest eelection
of dress gingham, we have received large lines of apron
checks and fancies which we are quoting at 4c and np.
We iavite the public.
1720, 1722, and 1724 Second ave.
OOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS.
FREE. FREE, FREE.
A book with every purchase. ' We are giving
away, free, 2? different kinds of books,at the
late Carse & Co. store, 1622 Second avenue.
Prices of Shoes guaranteed to'tbe as low as
the lowest. The stock must go.
Bill of Fare.
Clothes pina per dozea - 01c
Clothes pins patent spring 03c
Towel rollers each - 09c
Tin spice c ibinets 8 draw's 82c
Pour.d butter m'!u"'d3 - 22c
Self wringing ra pj - 25c
Hair brushes - - 07.
Hand brushes - 03j
Tiick saving bank 07c
Nickle alarm clocks - 6Sc
Nickle plat sad irons per lb 05c
Geo. H. Kingsbury.
17031705 Second Ave.. Rock Island, Telephone 12)6.
402 Fifteenth street, Moline.
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
Analytic and Ipsii Pharmacist
Is tow located in his new building at the corner of Fifth aveuue
aLd T wen' y. third street. .
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
lia 1123 Fourth avenue. Residence 1119 Fourth ayt ne.
Plans and speclflcations '""li-hed on all classes of work ; also agent for WHlert :Dt insWo
bllQins Blind!', something new, stylieb and desirable.
ROCK If LA WD ILL.
Propriesoror of tbe Brady street
AJl Knd ynoeta .CotejajiSnd 20th 'treetT
of this week we will sell best indiago blue
prints at 5Jc a yard.'
Remember this is for one day only, as
these prints were advanced Jan. 25 by
all manufacturers just 1 cent a ynrd.
You will probably appreciate what tbe
above quotation means.
Having availed ourselves of a favor
able opportunity to purchase a big lt
of muslins before the recent advance in
raw cotton and cotton gcode, we stall
offer to any customer at retail (none to
other dealers) all day Thursday of a
week, ONE day, ONE; pepenll R ana
Salisbury R floe brown muslins at Co P"r
yard. Take your choice, one day only, 7
Our arly purchases of glnchams en
abled in to get a selection of over 20
styles of the choicest patterns of dre.ea
ginghams oa a basis of the raw cotton
CJ-i to 7c per pound. Yota all knew
he yreat advance in raw coKon since
lat fall . This advanced price enters la
,? all gvla produced since Nov. 1. Oor
ca:. tract having been placed before tlt.t
date gives us a very great advantage.
100 boxes papetriea - JMc
Corn p ppers, 1 qt - - OHo
Wood spoons - - 0.?
Towel Rings - - - 07c
Tea strainers - - 0'M
Ironing boaidw . - - 82c
Wood pail 8, toy - - C7c
Lamp cMmneys No. 1 - 04
Damp chimneys No. 2 - 08c
Hard -wocd toothpicks - 08c
Always he leader in low piices