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TILE AKGLTJS, WJEDNESDAY, FEBRUAKY 15, 1893.
u the method and results when
cp of Figs is taken ; it is pleasant
v vet promptly on the Kidneys.
fr ind Bowels, cleanses the eyg
! effectually, dispels colds, head
L and fevers and cures habitual
Jjpation. Syrup of Figs is the
I remedy of its kind ever pro-
II ileasintr to the taste and ac-
Sjble to the stomach, prompt in
,:tion and truly beneficial in its
prepared only from the most
t ana agrceaoie bu on lances, lis
I? excellent qualities commend it
y and have made it the most
tfsx remedy known.
Crop of Figs is for sale in 50c
$1 bottles Dy au ieaumg arug
Any reliable druggist who
not bave it on hand will pro
it promptly for any one who
to try it. Io not accept any
WORM A FIG SYRUP CO.
I SH FRANCISCO, CAL.
T. B. KB IDT.
THK LE AXING
l!tnilir.anpe property on commission.
-.ictj. to Uct tent?, also carry a line of firmt
S Hjsrar.ee companies, building loU for
'lheJ ff.rtnt additions. Choice residence
rttsiliirtfOf the city.
t. Si'.ch.-ll Lynde building, ground
-tiirof Vinhtll Lynde bank.
ve vou called at
not, vou had better, for
a will find lots of Silver
d Gold Novelties as weli
a large assortment of
i latest in Fine Jewelry
E D. FOLSOM.
. TREFZ & CO.
HEADQUARTERS FOB .
'ill Fourth Avenue,
Birkenfeld'e Old Stand.
FOILED THE FIRE.
Prompt Work Prevents a S :
A CHEMICAL ENGINE NEEIED.
Q. M. Looslkt.
The Union White House on Twentieth
Street Threatened With Dire Destruc
tion at an Early Hoar ThU Morning
Efficient Service of the Fire Department
The Damages and the Itmnranee.
Ad alarm of Are turned in from bo 43
at Third avenue and Twentieth street
shortly after 8 o'clock this morning
brought 'he dspanmenl to the Union
White house on Twentieth street, where
Ore had been discovered io the second
s'ory of the building By the time tbe
department arrived the fire had a good
hold among the rafters in the roof and
was rapidly spreading. Chit f Rami kill
directed tbe use of the Miller ex tin-
guinbers in tbe hopes of quenching it
Without damaging tbe rooms below. I,
was found, however, that the fl-imea had
ton good a start and a line of hose was
run up and in a short time the fire was
entirely extinguished. The firemen were
very careful in the use of water and con
sequently tbe damages were lighter than
they would otherwise have been.
Probably a Defective Flue.
The fire win all probability caused
by a defective flue originating in a cl im
ney that runs through tbe rear of ti e
building. The most of tbe damige was
done to tbe furniture in a tier of bed rooms
on the second floor and by water
running down into the parlor and dicing
loom below. Landlord Sheridan hat, an
insurance of about f 1,700 on the house
hold furniture and the damages will
probably be lees than $300. The poli
cies are In Hr.esing'a agency, one in
the German Insurance company of Ptoria
and tbe other in the Westchester Insur
ance company of New York, for 8700
and f500 respectively, and one in Hayes
ft Cleaveland's agency and the Oakland
Home company for $530.
Damage to the Building.
The building belongs to the estate of
tbe late J. O. Mueller and is consiier-
aoiy aamagea, the amount of whicli it
will be bard to estimate until it cau be
seen how much plasUring, etc.. will
have to be replaced. It will be fully
covered by insurance, however, as poli
cies are held that will be sufficient for tbe
amount. Oue is in Hayes & Oleavelnnd's
agency in the Western Insurance com
pany of Toronto. SI. 300, and the O'her
in the German Instiruncs company of
Freepori; Bahnaen 8 aeency. also, for
$1,300. Had it not been for the fire
having been discovered iu its incipi ;ncy
and tbe prompt work of the (kpartrrent,
it would bave been the worst blaze Itoek
Island baB seen in many days.
Need of a Chemical Engine.
" Tbe blaze last niL'til was a forcible
demonstration of bow badly a cben.ical
appratus is needed in connection witb
our paid department. If a chemical had
been on hand tbe fire could have been
extinguished with half the damage w nich
necessarily results from the use of a torn
mun house no matter how careful the
firemen may be. If a fire breaks ou. in
one of tbe hotels in an upstairs too n or
in a dwelling tbe department can do
nothing but use a hoee or resort to b lck
ets and always with damages that c u!d
be avoided by the use of a checi cl
appratus. As was tbe esse last
n gat, tbe department is always
on band in time to prevent any serious
loss if it had the proper apparatus, with
out which it is hampered in tbe mon- ef
fective work that it might do. As the
city no doubt intet,di to put in another
company or two in the spring, it would
be a good idea as a matter of economy to
pnt a new chemical engine and hose-reel
combined in the Central house and use
the present hese wpg.m with two horses
in the east end. The plan would keep
tbe chemical in the central portion of the
city where it is most apt to be needed and
give the other ends of town tbe protec
tion that is so much needed. It is to be
hoped that the council will see its way
clearly to provide it with the opening of
- -- -- Amusements.
Fanny Rxe and her company of ct m-
edians appear at ILtrper' theatre this
evening in her me:ry musical comely,
A Jolly surprise. lue play comes
commanded as one of the strongest and
best on the road, and will doubtless he
witnessed by a large audience.
Charles Frohman's new comedy suc
cess, called ' G'.oriana," will be presented
for the first time in this city at Harp-r's
theatre Friday evening. The author is
James Mortimer. The comedy baa lately
completed a run of 150 performances in
New lurk city. A cast or unusual ex
cellence, including many old favorites
and some new faces, will present tbe
play, among them being Misses Eieaior
Merron, Helen Holland, Tillie Barni.m,
Messrs. George Barn am, William Norria,
Eugene F. liberie, Charles E. Warren,
Charles Drake, John Allen, G. C. Phil
lips, Jacques Martin and others.
M. W. of A. Attention.
Neighbors of Island City Camp No.
309, are requested to meet at their tall
on Thursday. Feb. 16, at 1 p. m. to at
tend the funeral of deceased Neightor,
8. A. Marschall. Neighbors of Can pa
No. 29 and No. 1850 are fraternally in
vited. By order of J. Q. Hotter, V. C
E. F. H&xnarsTBtL. Clerk. "
THE NEW PLAN.
The Latest Proposition for Re-apportion.
A teleti ram from Hon. J. H. Mulligan
to tbe Allans this morning announces
that tbe house ana senate committees on
congressional apportionment met last
night and adopted a bill to be submitted
to tbe caucus not yet culled. The new
arrangement places Rock Island in the
Tenth congressional district with tbe
counties of Mercer, Knox, Whiteside, Hen
ry and Stark, with total population of 173.
338, and a republican majority of 7.640.
The general scheme contemplates 15 dem
ocra'ic districts and seven republican,
but there is an impression that a still bet
ter apoor'.ionment may be devhed and
that tbe caucus will not approve of it un
less it is changed materially.
Will Probably Not Win.
Tbe Chicago Tribune of to.iay speak
ing of this latest plan says:
Rock Is' and is shot into a repablictn
district wiih a majority of something over
7 000. Tbe Eleventh, which includes
LaSalle, Bureau, L vingston anr1 Ford, is
made very close Vermillion is moved up
to tbe north and gees in a district with
Will, Kankakee - and Iroquois. The
Tairteenth is republican and the Four
teenth democratic. Tee Fifteenth, which
is made up of parts of tbe old Twelfth
and Eleventh, is democratic, and another
democratic district is carved out of what
it left f the old Twelfth and two or
three counties from tbe Thirteenth.
The new Seventeenth has Sangamon,
Christian and Menard out of Mr.
Springer's old territory, together witb
Macon and Logan. It is democratic by
atiout 1,500, Parts of tbe old Seven
t enth and Eighteenth make up the new
Eighteenth. It looks as if it was framed
for UnHn John Eden's return to congress.
George Fitbian and Andrew Hunter are
both located in tbe new Nineteenth, and
the new Twentieth cannot fail to please
Mr. Williams Tbe Twenty-first is made
up largely of the old Eighteenth, and
Mr. Forman will be reasonably well satis
fied with it. tiomt republican counties
are taken out of tbe Nineteenth and
thrown in wi h a few counties from ;he
old Twentieth to make up the Twenty
second, wnich is republican by a trifU
over 3 0M.
This iB the scheme as formulated, but
the best opinion seems to the tffct that
the caucus will repudiate it. Cable's
friends are bound to fight, and so will
those of Snow, Scott (who is put inte a
republican districts). Fithian, Forman,
and tbe whole batch of democra ic con
gressmen at Washington, with the poasi
bin exception of Mr. Sprinter. These
men bave agreed to stand together on the
apportionment question un il some plan
Natisfactory to all is agreed upon.
THE SILENT MESSENGER.
Funeral of the I.ateO..!. Dimick Other
The remains of the late O. J. Dimick
will arrive in Moiine from Caisao to
morrow morning at o'clock and be
taken to the residence of Charles Aios
worth, from which place he funeral will
occur at 2 p. m. Tbe pall bearers will
be as follows: T. H. Tnomas, Willium
Jackson. J. S. Silvia Dr. C. C. Car
ter, George Limont and Fay Ljnde.
The interment will take place in Cnippi
Mrs Caroline Guietler, wife of John
Geistler, died at her heme at Fifth street
and Eleventh avenue on Monday after
noon of the weight of advancing years,
aged 81. She had been a resident of the
city a number of years and her death will
be deeply deplored by a large circle of
friends. The funeral occurred at 2 o'clock
this afternoon from the home.
Richard, infant son of J. Busch and
wife, died at its parents homi on Eighth
avenue and Twenty eighth street at
o'clock yesterday miming of bronchites
aged 9 months and 12 days. The fun
eral occurs from the home at 10 o'clock
The funeral of tne late Alexander Kel -
eman occurred from the home on Twen-
tv second strret yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock, it being in charge of Gen. John
Bdford post, G. A. R. The interment
was made in Davenport.
The funeral of the late S. A' Marschal
occurs from the home on f ourtn avenue
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The Social Side.
The residence of William Atkinson,
3038 Tenth avenue, was the scene of a
very hapoy and unique affair last even
ing, it being a valentine and shadow par
ty given by Miss Louise Atkinson assisted
by the Misses Nellie Warren and May
Walker. The interior of the home was
handsomely decorated, hearts being the
prevailing decoration suggestive of St.
Valentine's day. About 30 young people
assembled and were very agreeably enter
tained, partners for supper being chosen
by means of a ahadow frame that added
greatly to the evening's amusement. A
delicious spread was partaken of ana
dancing and other social pastimes were
indulged in. A special car took the
guests to their homes after they had
spent an evening of unalloyed pleasure.
A party of about 20 couples drove out
to the home of Miss B. Normojle, in Ru
ral last night and spent tne evening,
dancing and other pastimes being largely
indulged in. It proved a very pleasant
It is, to say the least, wrong for any
body to go to church or public meeting,
and disturb the preacher or orator csugh-
ing. Use Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup at
HAND AND HEART.
Dr.George M. Babcock and Miss
Hatlie Ja6kson United.
A PEETTY HOME WEDDING.
The Ceremony at the Keaidence of Mr. and
Mrs. William Jackson at Moon Today
The Attendants The Happy Couple uff
on Their Wedding Tour.
The p'easant bom of Mr. and Mrs.
William Jackson, 824 Twentieth street,
was the scene of a pretty home wedding
ceremony today. At high noon Rev. F.
W. Merrell, of the First M. E. church,
performed the ceremony which united tbe
lives of Dr. George M Bibcock and Miss
Hattie, youngtst daughter of the hos
and hostess. The happy couple were
attended by MUs Lucia Connelly as
maid of honor and John E. Babcock,
brother of the groom, as best man. Lit
tle Misses Bessie Barth and Grace Noftski r
were flower girls, Too interior of tbe
house was handsomely and tastefully
decorated with flj ers and Bmilax, and a
mandolin orchestra , . discoursed sweet
music during the wedding feast which
followed tbe beautiful service. There
were a large number of invited guests
present. The newly wedded couple re
ceived a gorgeous list of handsome and
appropriate presents from admiring
The bride was born and reared in
Rock Island, is a graduate of our public
schools and a young lady of many gifts
and attainments, while the groom, who
is a son f John Bibcock, of Watertown,
is the junior member of the dental firm
of Barth & Babcock, and has by indus
try and ability attained a position of
prominence in his profession.
Dr. and Mrs Babcock left at 5:20 this
afternoon over the Peoria roi.d on their
wedding tour, which will include Peoria,
St. Liuie and Mobile Bay. On tbeir re
turn three weeks hence they will reside
w.th the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Regular Monthly Meeting: of the Board of
The board of education m ;t in regular
monthly session last, evening. President
Sears in tbe chair.
The teachers' committee recommended
that the monthly salnry of Miss Hattie A.
Jenkins be advanced to $45 under the
rule regulating salaries.
The report of Truant Officer Kimball
for the month of January was read, show
ing the investigation of 117 c9es of ab
senr-e, tbe enrollment of 3 and the arrest
and return to school of 13 truants.
The committee on insurance reported
having placed an additional risk of
Sl.000 on Buildim; No. 0 in the local
agency of H. L. Schill, representing the
Scottish Union and National Insurance
company of Edinburgh, and the action
The finance committee reported tbe
following checks issued since the last
Slevers fc Anderson, on No. 6, $108.18 : C. J. W,
Srhreinor, on ho. 7, S1.1IB.65; . 8. Bammatt,
Bills were allowed as follows:
J. W. Stewart' $ 2 40
Baker A Housman 9 45
V. V. Taylor 10
M.K.Sweener 3 00
John Bone a on
Semi-Annual Linem Sale.
ON MONDAY, FEB 13. we begin eur semi-annual linnen tale of
housekeeping linens, for which we have been making preparations for the
past 60 days. This sale will include all of the newest and choicest goods
to be found in the market, selected with a special eye to the best values ob
tainable, as well as a lot of remnants, mussed ends, old towels, broken sets,
broken dozens of napk'ns et: , etc.. accumulated during the past three
months' business, and which we usually put in at our sales at about one
half. It is our custom at there rales to offer many leaders, at prices absolutely un
approachable, in order that we may impress our linen department thorough"
ly on our patrons' minds for tbe ensuing six months at least. Among the
many extra bargains the following are a few:
56 inch brown table damask. The 50.;
quality will be sold at 44c.
66in brown damask, 75c value, at 54?
70in brown damask, $1 quality, 75c.
54in bleached, 45c quality, 38 j.
C6in bleached 68s, with napkins To
match, $1.75 dot
Turkey red tableing, 14o (qiantity
- 200 remnants, bleached, unbieacbed
and red table linens away below talue
Just received a lot of fine bleached ex
tra large napkins of special design.
Special, extra size, extra weight, ex
tra quality buck towels. 15c aDiece.S1.75
A mixed lot of fine towels sliehtlv
soiled and mussed, go at exact cost all
Fine damask towels, double H. 8.
and knotted fringe, worth 45c. this week
A full line of Stevens crashes, bought
extra ebeap for this sale.
One bale cotton Crashes at ?Jj a yard.
Two lr' of great big full f napkins at
79c and 93c a dozen. (Privilege reserved
to lim: quantity to any customer )
A lot of colored bordered and plain
whito tabic sets, both plain and fringed,
slightly mussed by handling, will take'off
25 per cent (one-quarter), deducted all
this week. -
A job, cue big basket of towele, four
different styles, at 10c a piece.
A striking bargain, a lot fine H. S. and
knotted fringed towels foru this time
One lot good heavy buck towels 2 for
25. Extra large damask towels 25c.
Large colored border and fringed hock
towels marked down to 22c.
A new lot of World's Fair towels 25c.
A lot of 6-4 (1J yards) fringed Chenille covers at SI.? 5.
by far the lowest price named in the tnree cities, .j ...
1720, 1722. and 1724 Second'ave.
OOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS.
FREE. FREE, FREE.
A book with every purchase. We are giving
away, free, 23 different kinds of books, at the
late Carse & Co. store, 1622 Second avenue.
Prices of Shoes guaranteed to be as low as
the lowest. The stock must go.
Hartx A Hshnsen.
K.I. fuel Co ,
Hilver, Bnrdett & Co ,
Her.ry Dart's Hons
George B.Broweeri Co...
Franir Kducai o ml U-....
R '.Siovu 'o
H.I. a- o
U L achill
Davis Jb Co
2H 00 I
He Sells Ferfumes.
White Rose, Ylang-Ylang and HeMotrepe, New
. Mown Day ;
Jockey Club. Violet and White Lilac, Mary
"Lily of the Valley. Oh I
Heliotrope and Violet, Oh t
Mary Stewart Ylantt-Tlang.
White Lily and New Mown Hay."
Sang a dapper little gentleman in
fall dress suit at Mclntire Bros, trday,
the while he sprayed every passing lady
with the perfumes wnich formed a part
of his "boom ta-ra-ar" melody. It was
Prof L9on Myers, the champion perfum
ery salesman of America. He takes this
method of introducing his perfumes to
the public and finds it the most satisf ac
tory. He' is a man with a record,
having sold at one time three
tuousana notiiea oi ms periumes in
three hours. He has been
all over the country and is now at this
great store. Yesterday he surprised the
proprietors by the number of bottles of
the finest of odors he was able to sell and
he will be there today and would like to
have every lady in the city call around
and insp.ct and see if he does not offer
as fine perfumes as they ever smelted at a
prise lower than they ever imagined. He
expects to be able to dispose of at least
three thousand bottles during his stay in
Rick Island and he made a most excel-.
lant start today. The sale commences
tain at 10 o'clock and continues until
the store closes in the evening. He is
undoubtedly the "Perfumery Kiog," and
withal! a most genial, pleasant gentleman.
Tonight Mr. Myers will undertake to
flavor the atmosphere of Harper's theatre
with delightful odors. He will be at
Mclntire's all day tomorrow.
Eastern Succes-, f
Best Triple Extract
L. H. HTIRS
The reliability and superiority of these .goods" is
unquestionable, and as Mr. L II Meyers haa consen
ted to represent the manufacturing company 10 per-'.'
son and int-oiuee tbeir goods during this great special y
February 15 and 16,
The introduction will be admirably complete. The nubile ir
always expecting a surprise trom n, but this introduction win
proTc a rare treat, a. w. Intend keeplua a full line of uVese Z
ar Perfamee, we make tbe followii g tntrorinotiAn '
for tbi. only that will atmost coISffi&J?
1 oz. $c.
Lilly of the Valley,
Marie Stuart, IleliotrojKj,
Opoponax, White Lilac,
Violet, Ylang Ylang,
Wild Olive, Stephantos,
New Mown Hay,
West End, Wood Violet,
, Jassamine, Crab Apple.
2 oz. JOc.