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THE AKGUS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 189tf.
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's let products to
the needs of phydeal being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principle embraced iu the
remedy, Svrup of Fiprs
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a jn-rfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds," headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
Diet with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver ami Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gists in Wc and $1 lottlos, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and iK'ing well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if ottered.
H. D. FOLSOM
To his new quarters
Two doors west
Of the Old Stand.
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TOE LKAT INO
Buy. fell and manage property on commie-ton,
oan money, co'lect rent-?. al?o carry a line of first
clasc fire Insurance companies, building lots for
pale in all thediffereut additions. Choice residence
property in all parts of the city.
Room 4, Mitchell & Lyndc building, ground
floor. In rear of Mitchell & Lynde bunk.
(Jen. I. Until.
It. A, Donaldson.
If you contemplate buying, selling
r exchanging residence or business
property, it will positively pay you
to f:il I on us, as we constantly have
a large-list of desirable property on
our books to select from and wo can
supply your wants promptly. We
also have a number of choice lots in
nil parts of the city and will under
take to build a number of houses for
our customers on terms very greatly
t' their advantage.
A BARGAIN FOR SOME ONE.
We have 15 lots in College Heights
Addition, one-half block from Elec
tric Street Railway which we will
sell, if taken AT once, at from $300 I
to $150 each they will go fast so
embrace the present opportunity or
you will be too late. ,
List Your Property with Us
rd we will f d Tot buer
Office Masonic Temple B'ock
Rotli & Donaldson's
Result of a Practical Study of
the Illinois Fields.
RAILROAD OFFICIALS ON LOOKOUT.
General Superintendent Hesnler and Su
perintendent of IllinoiH Lines Hire, of the
C, U. Q ., Ylxlt Kot-k Inland While on an
Important Tour The Former Talks
About Grains, Commerce and Finance.
General Superintendent J. I). Bess-
ler and Superintendent of the Illi
nois Lines F. C. Hice, of the C. B.
& Q. r ad, came into Rock Island at
5 o'elo 'k last evening in the former's
private car. They are out on a tour
of ofosi rvation. practical observation
it shot Id be said, of the crops. Mr.
Bessie has been over most of the
Burlington system, and just now he
is doii g the Illinois divisions and
branel.es. accompanied by Supt.
Rice. lie is st tidying crops, in hopes
of knowing how much grain lie will
have 1 move this season.
Ni'm! i'l It liii
Cr psatv in need of rain iu north
ern Illinois." ho said in conversa
tion. In some.sections of the state
there .s a great drouth prevailing.
Everything is parched and burning
up. And dusty well it is most in
fernally dusty, as any traveler will
tell y u. Why. sir. we ran through
a few local showers yester
day, and I was so glad to
see the rain that I opened
the car window, pushed up the Mind,
and just let her rain in. That was
down south of Beardstown. but as we
come further north we see the greater
need of rain. Oats and barley are
out of tire way in good shape. Hay
has v elded an excellent ami abun
dant crop and has been well taken
care ( f. But it is the corn that is in
trouble now. It has been a splen
did g-owth" so far, and the sun has
been exactly what is wanted to lift it
up and develop it, but it is catching
it now in some sections. There has
been too much of a good thing in the
way of sun, and corn is burning
up a I out the roots, and unless rain
come- in a day or two the crop will
be se ioiislv affected in some parts of
Asked as to the general outlook.
Mr. Bessler said:
State r the TrHili".
'(' )inmercially ami financially
spcal ing t hi ngs look blue just now.
We anticipate lictter times after congress-
meets next week though. All
that s needed is something to restore
confidence. Business men seem to
have lo.-t faith in each other. It is
all a lack of contideiicc. that's all.
and we all feel it. Of course, pas
senger business holds up pretty well,
but freight traffic is most awfully
quid and dull."'
Bo h officials --puke of the exodus
of unemployed men from Colorado in
consi (juenee of the closing down of
the s.lver mines. -We are bringing
them into Missouri. Iowa and Illinois
by the train load," s.iid Mr. Bessler.
and good.iess only knows where
they are going, what they expect to
do. or what or who will be left in
Colorado, if the rush for the east
from within its borders continues."'
The AMMoeiutinn Outing.
A social outing and supper at
Black Hawk's Watcli Tower for la
dies md gentlemen, under the aus
pices of the Citizens' Improvement
assoi iation. will take place next
Tups lay evening, Aug. 1.
The affair will be informal, and is
inlet ded as a social gathering of our
citizens and others who would like
to attend. A grand supper will be
servi d and music provided. The
charge for supper will be 75 cents.
That provision may be made for
the supper, it is important that it he
known bow many people will at
tend, and this should be known by
Sat u -day next. All persons intend
ing to le present will please give
their names to or notify the under
sigiu d or any of the following gen
tlcni'tn: II. P. Simpson. Walter
Johnson. W. P. Quarle.
. William Jackson. Prest.
S. W. SKA!:!.:. Sec'v.
General Supt. Henry Nclmitger. of
the Davenport & Rock Island Hail
way company, began this morning to
re pa r the tracks under his ( barge
between Fifteenth and Twentieth
along Second avenue. New interme
dial ties are to lie put in as well as
girder joints the entire distance,
whilo the block from Sixteenth to
Seventeenth is to be taken up entire
between the rails and relaid, the
pavement having in consequence of
the lowering of the w ater main at the
time at was originally laid, sunk un
der the weight of the electric mo
tors. The company proposes to go
over its entire track and relay the
rails and bring the paving up wher
Accident at Alpha.
Tl rough the spreading of the rails
an accident occurred at Alpha at 4
o'clock this morning, which delayed
trail s on the Rock Island and St. Lou is
divuion of the C, B. & Q. considera
bly. A freight train coming this
wav in charge of Conductor McNeil
was derailed and 10 cars were
ditched. No one was injured for
tunately, but passenger train No. 2
goin out was obliged to go around
by v ay of Denrock this morning, and
No. i and No. 5 coming in from St.
Louis and Beardstown, respectively,
wen several hours late
THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
The Hoard Meets in Annual Sesnion, Elect
ing C. L. Walker Ireldcnt.
The annual meeting of the Rock
Island public library board was held
last evening, with Directors C. L.
Walker, J. W. Welch, Walter John
son, L. D. Kohn. Thomas Smart and
C. C. Carter present. Mr. Johnston
was elected temporary chairman.
The report of Miss Ellen Gale, libra
rian, for the month just ended was
read, showing the circulation to be
Circulation of Books.
K. 1 giou and Phllosii-U
An- uni Mcti'in'e
SicUi Scii' cr. .. ..
Khshxb and Miscellaneous
Tipceivcd from lines....
Bills were upon motion allowed as
Merchants" Elw trie Lii.'lc. company $:2 no
David Don "5
Krmer& Bleuer '
I! (Tampion A Co 3 ",r
Miteiiell Lyndc 5S:'
Total ' S1S9
Director Welch, chairman of the
book committee, to whom was voted
$8iK) some time since to be used in
payment of certain books, reported
progress, some volumes to be im
ported having not yet been received
and a balance of !2u.G7 remaining to
cover their cost. He also stated that
the cash in hand enabled him to take
advantage of a discount of C per cent
and he had also recovered a similar
discount on some other orders dur
ing the year that had as ii happened
been paid within 10 days of the date
of the invoices. As this represents a
material saving the board iieeuled
to make an appropriation hereafter
at the time of ordering a list of books
and also voted its thanks to Director
Welch for his regard for the library's
financial interests, as well as his good
'-' Kleetion of OMcers.
The election of officers for the en
suing year then came up, Charles L.
Walker, being on motion of Director
Kohn, . unanimously elected presi
dent. J. Y. Welch being likewise
On motion of Director Johnson,
the time of holding the regular
monthly meetings was changed
from the fourth Monday to the first
Tuesday in every month, and the
August meeting will accordingly be
held next Tuesday evening.
Dr. Carter was the only incoming
new member, succeeding J. II. South
well, who has been a member on the
board 12 vears.
Ah it I'oeil to lie Here
Koek Island people who were in
Moline yesterday morning were
iriveti an exhibition of the by-gone
days of the volunteer department in
Work Island, and they could but con
tent themselves in considering the
advantages that we are enjoying
here in a modern, wide-awake de
partment always on duty. From a
spark from a switch engine the roof
of the warehouse of the Moline Plow
company caught lire, and not a
block away two boys were furiously
ringing the bell on a hose house,
while waiting for some of the fire
men w ith keys to arrive and open the
door to get the apparatus out: but
the lire was not waiting worth a
cent, but the plow company hose
finally subdued it before the volun
teers' arrived. The Republiean
Journal relates this further incident
of the turning out of the volunteers:
In going to the lire the team of
Nels Nelson, which was hauling the
Onward's hose cart, while attempt
ing to make the turn up Fifteeth
street, slipped on the pavement and
fell, sliding about a wagon length on
their noses and sides. It was some
time before they could be helped up,
but it is thought their injuries are
Henry Luchmann, a laborer em
ployed in the Hock Island brewery
on Moline avenue, caught two of his
lingers in the ice machine in such a
manner this morning as to crush
them. He was taken to the Elm
street drug store w here Dr. IIollow
biish attended him. and hopes to save
Willie Fluegel. 13-ycar-old son of
Henry Fluegel. of tlC Fourteenth
street, stepped on a piece of glass
while playing ball in the suburbs
last evening and a deep cut was in
flicted in the sole of the left foot.
Dr. Carter was summoned and found
a deep gash, the effects of which will
lay the boy up for some time.
The Verne Swain made her rcru
lar daily trip.
The steamer (.Jen. Barnard came
up the river this morning, and de
parts for the north this afternoon.
The stage of water at Rock Isl
and bridge at noon today was 2.90;
the temperature was 81.
The Mountain Belle, Bella Mac,
Lizzie Gardner and J. K. Graves
went up stream.
Local World's Fair Vlnltorn.
Mr. and Mrs. F. 11. Hummer re
turned from Chicago this morning.
Mrs. F. Schwatka and Mrs. C. L.
Eastman left for Chicago yesterday
to attend the World's fair.
Messrs. John Bladel and Andrew
Bladel with their wives went to Chi
cago this morning, attracted by the
BOSTOCK HEARD FROM.
He Was at Kewanee Yesterday and Wrote
a Letter to Koek Island.
Deputy Collector Harry Bostock,
who left Rock Island in such a mys
terious manner Monday evening, was
heard f om this morning through
the medium of a letter to Dep
uty Collector W. S. Knowlton, the
letter having been dated at Ke
wanee yesterday afternoon, and in
which the writer states that infor
mation had reached there that Hu
ber's brewery was on lire a rumor
growing out of the little blaze at the
brewery yesterday morning un
doubtedly and advising Mr.
Knowlton to take possession
and saying that he (Bostock),
had written Collector Starr at Peo
ria. That is all that has been heard
directly of Mr. Bostock, although it
lias been learned since yesterday
that he went to Galvn over the
H. I. & P.Monday afternoon, and pri
or to his departure purchased a
ticket at McHicrh's ticket office.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon Mr.
Bostock's family hail heard nothing
from him. but felt confident that as
soon as he learned of the mystery
surrounding his departure he would
write or return. Most of his friends
here concur in that view.
Collector Starr Notified.
Collector of Internal Revenue Ju
lius S. Starr, of the Fifth revenue dis
trict at Peoria, was notified by tele
graph by Mr. Bostock's bondsmen
yesterday afternoon of the mysteri
ous disappearance of Mr. Bostock.
and the collector was requested to
semi an inspector to Hock Isl
and. So far, however, no inspector
has put an appearance, which would
indicate that Collector Starr has
heard from Bostock. He has prob
ably received the letter to which
Mr. Bostock refers in his letter to
The Nickel l'lare Coming.
Many of our readers will be pleased
to 1 earn that Y . H. Harris1 new
Nickel Plate shows, which became
sucti a favorite when it showed here
two years ago, is to favor Kokomo
with another visit. 1 lie .Nickel
! Plate has become famous thronrh
the country as the "White Horse
show," every horse and pony with
the show being milk white. Its per
formance is of a sterling character,
and there is nothing in any of its
acts that would be distasteful to the
most fastidious person. The verdict
or everybody attending tins show i
that it is the best one thev ever wit
nessed under canvas at any price.
Kokomo I ri bu ne.
This clever show will make its ap
pearance in Hock Island Friday, Aug
4. at popular prices.
1 lie I rial ot the ease ot adultery, in
which George Waldmann was de
fendant and Mrs. Charles Xessler
was also accused, occupied the en
tire afternoon in Magistrate
Sehroeder's court yesterday, an unit
sually large audience being present
from the lower part of the citv
where the accused reside. State's
Attorney Searle prosecuted, while
Mai. J. M. Beard-lev appeared for
,the defense. Mrs. Nessler, whose
I husband is the .complaining" wit ness.
acknowledged her guilt, but the
court, after hearing all the evidence,
concluded that it was not sutlicient
to hold Mr. Waldmann. and dis
missed the proceedings. There was
a good deal of talk last evening of a
divorce case growing out of the af
fair. IemoraliT.in;'l"io Hui-y ilee.
As the lr.isirpie is notorious for stealing
glittering objects, so we find the parallel
among savages who have been known to
help themselves ou shipboard to all the
movables, lieing fascinated by mirrors,
cutlery and jewelry. Sometimes bees,
in order to save trouble, attack in
crowds well furnished hives and carry
off the provisions: they gradually ac
quire a taste for this and form compa
nies and colonies of brigands. If bees
are given a mixture of honey and brandy,
they can acquire a taste for it and be
come irritable tinder its influence, drink
and cease to work, and like men fall
from one vice into another. Current
The Small "Life" or a Great Man.
The New York state library has in its
possession one of the smallest book in
existence. It contains 14 pages, eaca of
which measures li inches. On the fly
leaf ure the words: "Life and fcjervice, of
General Pierce. Respectfully dedicated
to General Lewis Cass. Concord Press,
1852." From its text it would seem that
the little book was a vest pocket cam
paign document, issued during the
Pierce campaign. St. Louis Republic.
This is the year for visiting
for renewing old acquaintances.
Probably most families will en
tertain, this summer, friends and
relatives they haven't seen for
If, therefore, you want a new
chamber set for the spare room,
a new dinner set for the table, or
new knives, forks or spoons, let
me remind yon that I can supply
those wants. You'll be surprised
to iind how cheaply.
G. M. Loosley
1MH Second ATennr,
Rock Island "
Some strong leaders for evcy day during this week. Specials,
that will bring out the people anil draw the dollars from their hid
ing places. ,
will make a still stronger effort to relieve the money stringency
this week. On Monday, all day, will be a sale of muslins. Among
other great bargains will be one bale of Aurora C. full yard wide!
fine brown muslin at 3ijc. One bale New England LL ditto, ditto,
ditto. 4ic. .Vr,gyle bleached muslin, yard wide at IJc.
Lonsdale muslin. Tic; Lonsdale
cambric, !)jc. These prices are for
Monday, July 24, only.
'On Tuesday, aU day if they last, a
lot of Lace Curtain Scrims, at 2f;c a
yard, and a big job in stamped Muslin
pillow .shams at Se each.
Mosquito nets for FHIDAY.
ror ints one i;,v only, lilue
ing 3c a .yard: full nieces for 220
Green Mosquito net this one day
l?.lc a yard. 24c for full pieces.
Pink Mosquito net for Friday.
only 4c a yard, or 27c for full piece's.
liememuer to come on rrntttv.
On Saturday a. m.. ! to 12 o'clock.
lou yards of unbleached Table linen
will be sold at lue a yard: no more
than 8 yards to any one customer.
Specials for the entire week in our wash goods and while goods
stock. Don't miss any day this week to look into our white goods
and wash goods department. The prices are down, down", down.
Another lot of those India novelties go at Dc a yard. A big lot of
lawn novelties, black and white as well as colors, all marked down
to 12c a yard. Regular July tempt at ions in tjiis stock, temptation
styles and temptation prices your pocket book is tempted out the
moment you bear the prices.
Come and see us often this week.
1720, 1722, 1724 and 1726 Second ave.
Great Sacrifice in Shoes.
We have reduced the prices on our immense
stock of Shoes at the Gentral Shoe Store as
Men's Pat-tit Leather fr.m
CordoviTt, Lic- or Oo'igr-ss
vt i,.rn-: t'i Top P it. Tri'ti
W!- Mil l --f, I ,
'' s ' -.i. 'Vjs- i'A Ox. Toe 00 io 200
These prices will hold good only until our
srock is reduced; so come early.
Schneiders Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue,
H i pr 'lionise Block.
Cane and Rattan Rockers
cheaper way of taking comfort its a iSummer vacation in itself. You'll
enjoy your outing sittinr, and then there couldn't be an easier wav of tak
inr vour ease, We make it easv'for you to have one of these chairs by ot
fering them to you on the
Improved Payment Plan At Cash Prices.
A fuil line of CARPETS, FURNITURE, BABY CARRIAGES. RE
FRIGERATORS. Now is the time to buy cheap.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
. 18i-9j 1811 8econdAveiiue.
C. F. DEWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. i206
tggpUpliolsteriDg done to order.
Double quick selling on Wednes
day. A 39c silk sale: 05e China
silks. 50c printed Chinas. 47c printed
China ami India silks, all go in at
one price, o'.lc.
Also a lot of black and white plaid
and check silks go at the same price,
:50c. Other odds and ends .f silks
worth up to 75c on Wednesday, all
go at 30c one day only.
On Thursday an underwear salft
Misses' combination summer suits at
25c, w orth 50c.
Misses" good ribbed sleeveles
vests at 10c! i
To boom the trade and make the
day eventful, we will sell 25 dozer
more of those ladies' under vests at
Iceach. Remember Thursday, and
25 doxen is the limit.
5 0(Tto $3 50
6 00 to 4 0
5.50 to 4.00
5.5 . 4;0
3 00"! 2.40
4.00 to .-f.OO
X 5 ' tr -J.K("
Give the delight of an easy abandon, us
their occupants. Abandon the idea of
linding anything equal to what we. are
showing in that line. Summer is th
season of ease, and the Rocker is tfce
chair for summer. Take one of our
Cane or Rattan Rockers and you'll take
comfort. You can take one of these
chairs for from $1.50 to $8.00: our va
riety is large. There couldn't be a
MIXED HOUSE PAlNTfc
WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Avenue.