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THE AltGUJS, TUESDAY, FEBRUAllY 21, 1893. J
tiemrthod ana results when
.Fife's is taken; it is pleasant
freshing to the taste, and acta
, T'et promptly on the Kidneys,
Jnd Bowels, cleanses the sys
lA'tuaiiy. dispels colds, head
ed fevers tiud cures habitual
jtion. .vrP of Figs is the
B,dy of its kind ever pro
rlertiing to the tasto and ac
e to the stomach, prompt in
niinl truly beneficial in its
prepared only from the most
r snd agreeable substances, its
excellent qualities commena u
and have made it the most
- remedy known.
n nf Fizs is for sale in 50c
'bottles by all leading drug-
Any reliable druggist who
)t have it on hand will pro-
: promptly tor any one who
to try it. Io not accept any
MM FIG SYRUP CO.
J4V FRAHCISCO. CAL. ' -
Vm.H- ntW YORK, N.Y.
T. 11. RK1DY.
.B.cBe(r P"r'y on commission,
:!,(o'!pct rents'. also carry a lire of first
ncnrxt companies, building lots for
bed S-.-rpnt additions. Choice residence
: ill jrt of the city .
M.rthdl & Ljnde building, ground
eirof HitcMI 4 Lynde bank.
you called at
)t, you had better, for
will find lots of Silver
Gold Novelties as well
iarge assortment of
itest in Fine Jewelry,
TREFZ & CO.
BKADQTJARTERS for "
school Books. :; .
1 Fourth Avenue
Birkenfeid s Old Stand.
SUI1E OF SUCCESS.
The Twin-City Columbian F'ro
ject Winning its Way.
THE MEETING TOM0EHOW NIGHT.
The Local Subscriptions Are Increasing
Steadily and Mollne Will Not be B ck
warcl When Cilven an Opportunity A
Grand Chance in View of the Closing
or the World'! Fair Sundays.
Tomorrow evening the Twin-City Col
umbian committee meets in adjourned
session at the rooms of the Rock Island
Citizens' Improvement association, at
which time the special subscription cim
mlttee will have a report to make of
progress in Rock Island. While it is a
fact that this committee has been de
layed in its work and has not been
able to forward the papers to Molne
in accordance with the spirit of the last
meeting of the Columbian committee, yet
it has succeeded in enlisting a number of
additional subscriptions, in fict now has
all but two of the note sicners in Rxk
Island for $1,000, while these have prac
tically ssgnifiei their intention of joining
the others in insuring the success of the
undertaking on the original basis. The
papers are then to be forwarded to Mo
llne, where the note signers will be given
a chance to endorse for the same amoi nts
as those in Rock Island, and this taey
will for the most part do, the com mi .tee
is assured. This much accomplisl ed.
the aggregate subscriptions will have
reached $83,000, or thereabouts. and
the difference will then be readily forth
coming, the committee is in a position to
know. So that the Columbian project
may be sa'd to be sure of success. It is
bound to win, and the triumph will be
all the more significant and all the n ore
gratifying in view of the long dolay
which has brought so mr.ch to dishearten
and discourage. But, nevertheless, it
has shown that when the emergency
comes there are public spirited cms ens
and business men who are ready to come
to the rescue of a public enterprise and
who have pride enough in their c ty's
reputation to risk considerable to see it
Tte closinz of the World's fair in Chi-
C40 has offered one opportunity for de
velop nent of the Columbian project's re
source, and no that the promoters of
the local undertaking have considered
from time to time. In attendance upon
the World's exhibition will no doub", be
numerous musir.il organizations, famous
birds, orchestras and vocal societies, un
der the latter class a chorus of 1. XK)
voices from Norway may be mentioned iu
particular, which being idle on SjnJay
may be secured from time to time to give
sacred concerts U theColnmbtan groutds.
There will unquestionably be just sich
demands from Chicago, but the Twin-
Cities migut make arrangements if
deemed proper. Of courso these matters
have only been mentioned and discueeed
in connection with the uses the grounds
could be put to, in this great Columbian
Having Their Hearing.
ThA cases of Martin Wright and Chas .
Peterson, the Black Hawk farriers
charged with cruelty to animals, came up
before Magistrate Wivill today. The one
for cruelty to the colt belonging to S. B.
Hendren, was taken up and is now in
hearing. Two witnesses were examined
this morning, the complainant Mr. H:n
aren, and Dr. Thomas, a veterinary
surgeon. The former testified to
bis having placed the horse in the
defendant's care and agreeing to pay for
the same, and the latter, who made a post
mortem examinaion of the animal, testi
fied tht in his opinion the colt had died
from starvation nothing found but wood
fibre and other innutritions substances.
Tbe case was re-opened at 2 o'clock t iis
afternoon and will probably be concluded
this evening. State's Attorney Searle
and Mj J. M. Beardsley appear for tbe
state and . Jr.. rarroeitcr and &. D.
Sweeney for the defense.
Jim O'Connor of the Club sample rot m
has received the following clipping frc m
a .Pans paper relating to his forrrer
partner. Billy Catton. Rock Island's ex
pert billiard player.
Now that Catton has accepted an es
gagement at the Grand Cafe, there is
likely to be some fun for billiard ama
teurs, as may be seen from the folio wit g
We, tbe undrsiened. do hereby chal
lenge any two professors in France to
play 50 points up at tbrce-cusboa carom
billiards for 1,000 r. a side. The game
to be slaved iu any hall in Paris: the wia-
ner te take all receipts and pay all ex
penses. Or we will play any two pro
fessors of any academy in Paris a hon e
and home came, 50 points up for 1,0001 r.
a side each game. To prove our sincer
ity in the above challenge, we are prj
pared to deposit l.OOOfr. with the New
York Herald, tne balance to be deposited
upon' acceptance of the challenge.
This challence to remain open lor fif
WILLIAM 11 UATTON,
It is not what its proprietors say but
what Hood's Sarsaparilla does that tella
tbe story of iu merit. Hood's Sarsapar
A SOLAR ECLIPSE.
A Phenomenon to be Witnessed Aloof In
A total eclipse of the sun always a
phenomenon of commauf.ing interest
will occur in the spring or this year un
der circumstances which make Its obser
vation peculiarly promising to science.
At such a time, as at no other, our great
luminary is divested for a few minutes of
his dazzling glory and fully exposes his
coronal appendages to the camera.
Then, if ever, it is that as'.ron omers can
gain clear views of the structure, the
surging movements, the tremendous
eruptions and the mysterious disturb
ances ef the mighty orb of day which ac
tuates the machinery of the earth's at
mosphere aad ocean, and so powerfully
affects all our material interests. For
this reason tbe phenomenon is always, if
possible, carefully" observed by scien
tists. But the New York Herald points out
that the eclipse of April 16 is exception
ally important. It occurs at a period
when the solar fires are in extraordinary
full blast and the photosphere is convuls
ed by enormous cyclone like 8 pots. It
will be visible in regi ns comparatively
near and accessible ft a time when as
tronomers are better prepared than ever
before to improve the opportunilv.
Moreover, eclipse observations will be
now especially valuable as possibly throw
ing some conclusive light upon the cli
matic and meteorological influences ex
erted upon our own planet by the suu
when tho periodical changes of his activ
ity are in progress and nearing the max
ium. Upon a more accurate knowledge
of the salar changes than we now have
the future advsncs of terestial metero
logy and magnetism seems largely to de
pend. A pstmmounl feature in the next
eclipse is that it will probably afford the
best facilities for solving the great prob
lem of short period changes in the solar
ccrona. In the eclipse of 1S89 on the
West African and Guina coasts the ob
servations were marred by cloudy weath
er. But the eclipse of next April will be
visible in the comparatively cloudless re
gions of both tbe African desert and the
the Chilian desert, which, as Professor
David P. Todd remarks, "is a very im
portant consideration and one not likely
to be so well fulfilled in any other eclipse
for the next half century.1'
UNOBLIGING AT LEAST.
That Marriage License Episode, and Where
the Responsibility Rests.
The Union takes exceptions to tbe crit
icism by The A nous of County Clerk
Kobler in refusing to grant a marriage
license on the Sabbath day to C. W.
Bauk. of Kankakee, the young man
brought here by the minions of the law
In doing so the paper attempts to shift
the responsibility of the matter upon
Deputy Rinck, instead of wnere it right
fully belongs. Mr. Rinck was perfectly
willing to issue the license upon appli
cation, but being in doubt as to his legal
right to do so, asked permission of his
chief through telephonic communication.
explaining the circumstances. Clerk
Kobler, however, peremptorily refused to
allow him to issue the license, and the
ceremonv therefore had to be deferred
until 1 o'clock Monday morning, mnch
to tbe inconvenience of Mr. Rinck,
'Squire Wivill, Deputy Briggs and the
contracting parties. The only wonder is
that Kohler consented to be interrogated
The Union admits that Col. Kohle
erred as to tbe authority to issue mar r
riage licenses on Sundays in saying:
On inquiry we learn that the statutes
do not expressly prohibit tbe issuing of
licences on Sundays, but neither do they
require the clerk to open tbe office for
the transaction ol any Dusines after me
regular office hours or on legal holidays,
and it is optional with him to do so or to
This is a virtual admission of what The
Argus complained of the manifesting of
an arbitrary and unaccommodating spirit
on tbe part of County Clerk Kohler. In
his official capacity he is nothing more
than a public servant.and he is expected to
discharge tbe duties of bis office without
assuming superficial and dictatorial airs.
Mr. Rinck simply acted under orders, snd
in this connection we might add that the
modicum of agreeableness generally
found in the county clerk's office is rep
resented in the personality of Col. Kohler 's
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hurst entertained
a large party of friends last evening at
their pleasant home on Sixth avenue
and Nineteenth street, in honor of Miss
Henrietta Griawold, of Pulton. Pro
gressive euchre was the order of tbe
evening, there being about 30 at the
tables. Dainty refreshments were served
and the affair, while entirely informal,
was one of the most delightful of its
kind that has been given during the so
Order Tour Ice of Spence.
Rock Islakd, Jan. 81. This is to no
tify the public that I have cut a good sup
ply of good pure ice and that I am not in
any combination. . I aa now ready to
make contracts for the coming season and
would respectfully solicit a reasonable
share of patronage. ,
William T. Sfkkck,
408 Forty-second street '
Matters that were DUcassed at Last Night's
At the meeting of the city council last
evening considerable business was trans
acted with but little delav. There were
no lengthly discussions and the proceed
ings rolled on uninterruptedly. Several
ordinances came up for action, but the
worthy councilmen had all thoroughly in
formed themselves on them atters.and con
sequently there was not a hitch in the pro
ceedings. Want Their Money Back.
There was some discussion on the
matter of refunding the money to the
property holders on upper Moline ave
nue, where the street had been widened
at the request of abutting property hold
ers. After the avenue bad been wid
ened and the work finished, some of the
owners of abutting property came up
and paid as they bad agreed, while others
have never done so. It was proposed to
return the money to those who had paid,
a petition to that effect from such per
sons having been received. Several cf
the aldermen thought that it should be
returned, while others were of the opin
ion that it should not be returned, but
some action be taken against those who
had failed to make good their promises
in this respect, and as a compromise tbe
matter was deferred for future action.
Want the Tracks Removed.
On the matter of the petition of prop
erty holders along First avenue for the
removal of the tracks of the R. I. & P.,
Fred Hass was given permission to be
heard, and made extended remarks set
ting forth just why such anion on the
part of the residents there had become
necessary, and said he couM not see how
the council could do otherwise than give
the petition the attention it demands.
He was followed by Col. J. W. Brackett,
who said that the residents there were not
askiDg a favor, but merely doing what in
their minds was the proper recourse in
such matters, and . after giving the senti
ment of the people in that vicinity he
hoped the council would act in the prem
ises at once. After some remarks by
Aids. Guyer and Knox, the mitter was
referred to a committee previously ap
pointed on a kindred subject.
A New and Excellent Map.
W. A. Darling, the civil engineer, has
put in tbe greater part of the past eight
months in preparation of a new map of
the city Rock Island. To insure accura
cy and completion in such a design be
has carefully compared the original rec
ords, made surveys where necessary and
taken ether steps looking to making it
as reliable as possible. Tee map will be
strictly up to date in every essential par
ticular. The dimensions will be 42 by 70
inches with scale of 300 feet to the inch
It will contain all tbe plats placed on
record up to tbe first of February and in
addition some that have been laid out, but
not yet recorded. It will be of striking
general appearance, especial prominence
being given to churches, srhool bouses
and the principal manufactories.
The map will prove of great conven
ience and advantage to all business and
professional men, but more particularly
to real estate agents, abstract makers and
all interested in the city's welfare and
growth. The map is a private enter
prise on Mr. Darling's part, and being
sold entirely on its merits at the
nominal price of $6 will undoubtedly
meet, as it should, with ready sale.
Table Decoration .
One of the popular ways of making the
table attractive is by the use of single
pieces of china, decorated, which help, if
weil chosen, to relieve the monotony of
color in full dinner sets, or in plain white
dishes. Many very pretty dtsigns in
olive dishes, equally useful for cheese,
pickles, or such relishes, can be had,
ranging from CO cents to $2. Small
china dishes, rather square, for jellies, are
effective; a pretty china cake or bread
plate, helps to adorn the table, and should
not cost more than a dollar or two.
Salad bowls, plates and saucers, dessert
plates these last admitting tbe use of a
good deal of color should be thought of
also. The small outlay such things re
quire is well repaid in the satisfaction of
"I can highly recommend Dr. Bull's
Cough Syrup for Croup. I have used it
for several years and find it the best rem
edy ever tried. Mrs. Hanny Morrison,
Burlington, W. Va.n
BOOT AND BRANCH,
the poison in your blood, however it
may have coma or whatever shape
it may be taking, is cleared away
by Dr. Pierce's Uolden Medical Dis
covery. It's a remedy that rouses
erery organ into healthful action,
purifies and enriches the blood, and
through it cleanses and Invigorates
the whole system. Salt-rheum, Tet
ter, Eczema, Erysipelas, Boils, Car
buncles, Enlarged Glands, and the
worst Bcrof uloua Sores and Swell
ings, are perfectly and permanently
cured by it.
Unlike the ordinary Spring med
icines or sarsaparillas, the " Discov
ery " works equally well at all seas
ons. All the year round and in all
cases, it is guaranteed, as no other
blood medicine is. If it ever fails
to benefit or cure, you have your
money back. You pay only for the
ffood you gt.
Isn't it safe to say that no other
blood -purifier can be "just as
If 16 were, wouldn't it b sold so I
On Mondy. Feb. 20, we will start
tne baa rolling with a velocity which
nothing can stop. The occasion will be
TENTH ANNUAL SALE OF
These sales have been one uninter
rupted success, but W9 propose to leave
no stone unturned to make this the
RED LETTER SALE
of them all. Our orders placed mouths
ago, while cotton goods were chesp, en-
arie us to oner you
at prices but little above the bare cost of
the material. Get out pencil and paper.
do your own figuring and see
HERE'S THE SCOKE.
lOdoz. good corset covers 9c
Cambric corset covers, tucked lare
and emdroidery, trimmed 25c
Drawers, tucked, yoke belt 25c
Corset covers, embroidery, trimmed I
Drawers, full tucked, joke bsnd, a j
dandy . .Vi393
Night gowns, good muslin, lace
Lot 4 i
Cambric corset covers 50c
Point de Paris iacs 50c
Deep embroideay trimmed 50c
Beading complete 50c
Drawers hemstiched finished 50c
Linen torchon lace 50c
Embroidered ruffle, tucked 50c
Night gowns, lace trimmed 50c
Collar and cuffs 50c
This lot is a hummer:
Elegant corset covers, drawers and
night gowns at 62c, 68s. 72c, 75c and up
to tbe finer qualities, all bought with
special reference to this sale.
Sale takes place on our second floor, front. New
goods aiming on every train. Make your dollar
do double duty by trading at
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.
The Columbia :
Has just receiyed a nice assortment of'-
at away down prices. Underbuying, underselling, and
spot cash iU hustle them off in a hurry. Call early.
First come first seived; v ..,.4
OUR NO. I BODY.
Bleached Reed, upholstered in cre
tonne, with parasol, large s:zo,4 68.
OUR NO. 2 BODY,
Bleached reed, shellaced nnd var
nished, upholstered in cretonne,
Brussels ma?. 6 35
OUR NO. 3 BODY,
Reed bleached, with beaded posts
and knobs, 16th century finish, up
holstered in silk plutb, parasol satin
with lace edge. Brussels mat, a big
P. J. YOUNG, Proprietor.
1728 Second Av.
Fifth Avenue Pharmaey. . : :
HORST VON KOECKR1TZ,
Analytic and Dispensing Pharmacist
Is row located in his new buildine at the corner of Fifth aveuue
and Twentyohird street. . .
GE0B6ESSCHAFEB, Proprietor. '"X- -J
iaoi8ndATeDne,ColSIxteonthSt.t, . OpjKeHanTt
The choicest Wine. Liquors, Beer and Cigars alwav pn rKcnd
rrMlncaIverf Day . . " tawtcss'ran)aa4oa Start MloV,
By carefally reading the fol
lowing: We have usually sold chemises in lots
with other underwear, but this year we
shall make them a special object for you
and have divided them into
FOUR GREAT BIG BARGAINS.
Bargain No. 1
5 doz. chemises, good at 20c,
Bargain No. 2 ,
Chemises plain, tacked, lace and em
broidery trimmed, good, well made
garments in value up to 50c.
For this sale 39c
Bargain No. 3
Finer quality, belter made chemises,
handsomely trimmed with lace and
embroidery, full tucked, were 58c,
were 62s, were 68c, were 75c.
v They are yours at 49c
Bargain No. 4
Splendid muslin, elegantly trimmed,
torchon lace and embroidery, fin
ished with great care, wotth $1 and
more of anyone's money, all sizes.
Take them quick at 69c
This is your fun; first come first
Misses' and children's drawers and
night gowns in great variety et rock bot
tom prices. i- : -
We can show you some good tb.Dgs in
APRONS i ' -Ask
to Eee them.
Why do yon make your calico and
when you can get them ready made for a
songf We have them . for 97c up, and
expect to have our stock complete in a
short time. Samples now ready for in
spection. OUR NO. 4 BODY, -
A beauty, $11.90.
OUR NO. 5 BODY,
Can't be beat, $15.30,5" '. ,
RANGING 131 PRICE
Up to 25.56 that cannot he' dupli
cated by any other firm.
WHEEL8 TO SUIT. I i-V,
Can give jou wheels to suit; rubber
tire wheels extra. -
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