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THE ARGDS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1893.
TVmgs comfort nnl improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
ritrhily uw. T!ie many.'who live bet
ter than others anil enjoy life more, with
less cxjienditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical Ik-i nr, will attest
the value to health of the inre liquid
'..txative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
Ix'iicficial properties of a perfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
ntul permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver and Rowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
( Very objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gists in fOo and .1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
l'o. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
nxept any substitute if ollered.
.1 R. IDY.
T. I!. KE1DY.
Buy. ami ir-aiiftpt' property ozi commiiou,
osn money, co Wet rent', also carry n lint- f tln:
Ciae fire Insurance oomprwiui. luil!uift lot? 'or
ale in all Thnl'ffVrent addition. Chofre reMtlunc..'
properly n all part? of the city.
Room 4, Mitchell & Lyinle bniUlin:;, pmnm!
floor, iu rear of Mitchell & Lyndc bank.
H. D. FOLSOM
To his new quarters
Two doors west
Of the Old Stand.
Wholes ik- Di alor and Importer of
Wines and Liquors
l(,lf, nd 1G1S Third Av
(Successor toll. WEXDT.)
Merchant -:- Tailor,
119 Eighteenth Street.
teVYit and Workmanship Guar
anteed Uio liest.
Cleaning and Repairing Done.
in the mg TEXTS.
Multiudes Drawn to the Fore
A TE1ILY riNE PERFORMANCE.
T1"" Arrival of the iret 4'wrnvn:i.
About the Ciroiituls at ('uliimhiu iMrk,
inil Within the TeHtM AttrnrtloiiH Hint
Are H.ith IntereKtine xml Instructive.
Bright and early with the first peep
of day Forcpaugh's l,ig shows came
to Rock Island today, arriving from
Muscatine during the night, and sun
rise foi.nd an army of small boys. and
quite a numlier of larger ones at Col
umbia Park, where tl ic tent? are
pitehei'. The unloa ling of tin-ears
and the erection of the tented village
afford as much interest and novehv
to many as tlie great shows theni
selves. The great tents and tlie vil
lage of smaller ones surrounding rose
as if h magic. But it wasn't magic.
It was simply the combined and well
lirectel efforts of In) eanvasmen
directel bv a giant fellow with a
voice like Stcntor. Soon evervthing
was in readiness for the grand street
parade, which wended its way in
gorgeo isness and splendor through
the principal streets, headed !y the
great hand of 40 pieces being on foot.
The sidewalks were crowded, ex
eursioi trains bringing in a great
crowd f out-of-town people to swell
the loe il 'populace.
At the Cirouiult.
Immediately afternoon t lie rush to
the grounds began. The electric
ears with trailers were crowded to
the guards, good service being pro
vided by the railway company, and
there w as no tedious waits between
cars. Within the tent one (bids an
endless wonder-exciting variety of
attractions. The menagerie tent
contains as good a zoological dis
play as lias ever been seen here.
Many of the specimens are extreme
ly rare. The big military bam!, a
source of continual delight during
the performance, lead the grand
entree, a very line -spectacle. The
show proper began with a perform
ance b .- the wild animal happy fami
ly, the lion literally lying down with
the lai lb, and man showing his ,(
minioi oyer all.
The scenes rnd battles of the
American revolution, a pantomimic
exhibition with several scenic cur
tains a id engaging a m ult it ude of per
formers, was the big feature of the
show t nder can vas. Then followed
lo distinct plays in the three rings
and tie- racing track, some of the fea
tures being Japanese wire walking
and slding a constant carnival by
the clowns, performances bv the
womai: with the iron jaw and a lady
contortionist. :.n aoccntrie donkey,
monkt v rilling a pig. monkey riding
bareback, seven acrobats, bareback
somersaults, trapeze feats, (ireeo
Komai wrestling and juggling. I r
wiu's dilliculi head balancing on the
revolving trapeze deserves especial
mention, being a urns, wonderful
performance. lie concluded a start
ling performance by a thrilling slide
from t he dome to the ground, tial
aiicine head downward on a liar one
inch in diameter. The hippodrome
races were in I f events, all very in
teresting. The l'!i'h:ilits.
The Forcpaugh elephants deserve
partie liar mention. There are l'J in
number including Baby Uuth. the
diminutive year-old pachyderm, who
is never taen out on parade, on ac
count of her tender years and tender
feet. Her big foster mother. Babe,
is also left in the tent w ith her. since
Uuth is very baby-like and grows
lonesome and cries plaintively when
left alone. Ha be is used to push lin
eages and vans into place in-idc the
menagerie tent, where horses could
not wi 11 be employed, and also to
push t he cages of wild beasts into
the cirrus tent for the animal circus
act. It is a novel sight to see an
elephant handle a load, as they never
pull, lilt push with the top of the
head. Their necks are so const ructed
that they cannot wear a collar or
voke. In India, where elephants arc
harnessed, a yoke is littcd over the
top ol the head Hasil. the oldest
and largest elephant in the Fore
paugh herd. is also a push
er, and dist ingnshed himself
at Yoiingstown only a short
time ago J v pushing a canal boat off
a bar. after 1 teams : horses had
failed to move it. l!ail is the larg
est female elephant in activity and
lias br en in different circuses in this
country since 1812. The Forepaiigh
elephants nearly all are from Ceylon,
and tl ey are the best trained hen! in
this country. There is not a cross
one ai long them. Two, which gave
evidei.ee of losing their good disposi
tions last season were sent by Mana
ger M :Caddon to the zoological gar
dens in Washington, where they are
kept ia close confinement. The ele
phant are in charge of George Ars
tin"stall. the best known animal
trainer in America, w hose reputation
is as r reat in Europe as it is in this
countrv. since he spent eight years
in Haiiburg. getting the Hagenbaek
animal circus into shape. He is the
man who brought Jumbo to this
country for Harnuni. and had charge
of hini'up to the time he was killed
by a ljcomotive at St. Thomas. Out.
Feeding the AgRrcRatlon.
The culinary department of a great
show is an interesting feature. The
Forepaiigh management disburses
daily for food, hay, straw, oats and
other supplies, some $1,500, which
o-oes to the merchants of the town.
The daily expenses, including trans
portation, salaries, supplies, etc.,
run from $3,500 to $1,600. As it
takes an average of three persons, at
the prices charged, to bring in $1, it
can )e readily understood that a cir
cus is a good deal of a risk financial
ly. It takes .V2 people, including
seven cooks to feed the.Gi):) men and
women with the circus. H. Schroe
der received the contract for fur
nishing the meat, 1.000 pounds in
all; C. A. Hnncher. the groceries, etc.,
and Hansgen & Truesdale the hay
and feed for the animals.
The show is under the experienced
management of J. T. McCaddon, C.
E. Dean, a former newspaper man,
being the affable press agent.
The great show gives its last per
formance tonight and the tents will
be again crowded.
DRQWNED NEAR DRURY.
TliomaH CHliforil MeetH a Watery ;rnve
Thomas (Ialiford was drowned in
the Mississippi while bathing near
Drury yesterday afternoon. In com
pany with X. J. Devereux and .labez
l'odniore (ialiford rowed from Mus
catine over to the sandbar just above
the high bridge on the Illinois side
of the stream where all three indulg
ed in the pleasure of wailing around
inithe water. They had been in the
water for three quarters of an hour
before the unfortunate man was
drowned. While wading around on
the large bar which extends nearly
one-fourth the distance across the
river, Devereux struck a step-off and
regaining shallow water informed
his companions of the same, caution
ing them not to go in that direction
unless they were good swimmers as
the current was swift and strong.
A few minutes later he was surprised
to see (ialiford struggling wildly in
the deep water and in responses to
his culls for help, he hastened to the
Two Went Iovn Together.
Though he could sw im he was no
expert, but this did not prevent him
from plunging in the stream to save
his companion if possible. As lie ap
proached the latter and readied out
his hand to assist him, (lalliford
seized 1 levereux's wrist with a grip
like a vice and both went down to
gether. The instinct of self-preservation
predominated in Dcvereux's
mind, and with a blow he managed
to free himself from the grasp that
threatened to send both down to de
struction, and with a few strokes re
gained the reef. He ran for the boat
and had just put out when the piti
ful cry of "For (iod's sake save me"
came from the struggling victim, but
his pleading face sank beneath the
water for the last time ere the boat
The remains were later recovered.
The deceased was 32 years of age and
was a detective employed in looking
up the explosion cases in Muscatine.
His companions were likewise de
tectives. I'olley Holders Ohjet-t.
The Cedar Hapids Gazette says:
Some of the board insurance agents
are receiving an unusual quantity of
mail. The large envelopes laid on
t heir desks by Uncle Sam's faithful
carriers contained insurance policies
that, were not satisfactory to Inspec
tor Uedlield, and he had sent them
back for change and adjustment.
"It seems that when the proposed
increase in rates was annouiiced for
Aug. 1, several local agents had cus
tomers with policies expiring during
August. These policy holders at
once surrendered their policies, and
had them renewed for one year at
the old rate thus seekiug to avoid
the payment of the increase for at
least twelve months. Inspector Ued
lield objects to that plan to circum
vent his order, and all such policies
have been returned with instructions
to renew them at the new rate or not
"The result will be annoying to
the board agents. Policy holders do
not relish the idea of paying i'O per
cent more for insurance."
Local World's Fair Visitors.
Prof. J. A. Hishop left for the
John liertlelson returned last even
ing from a visit to the World's fair.
Mrs. M. It. Inglehart left for Chi
cago yesterday to enjov the World's
Mrs. M. OT.rien and daughter.
Miss Mary, left this morning for Chi
cago and the fair.
Mrs. George Ueorath left for Gcne
seo today, where she will visit for a
couple of days, and then go to see
the fair. 4
T. II. 'Ellis and wife leave tomor
row for Coal Valley, and from there
go to Chicago to visit the World's
fair for two weeks or more.
Having purchased of George M.
Loosley the entire stock of crockery,
g'lass, china, stoneware and cutlery
at IGOyJ Second avenue, and being
desirious of reducing the stock to en
able me to make extensive improve
ments in thejistore room. I will for a
limited time, sell at cost any of the
goods in stock. They are all in good
order, fresh and in great variety.
1 L. Mitchell.
Rock Island, Aug. 2, 1893.
The board of education of Rock
Island has for sale a new issue of 5
per cent school bonds, one of the saf
est investments that is to be found at
this time. Apply to
J. F. Robinson. Pres.
TAPPED FOR $140.
Bold Robbery in the Business
DAVD DON'S SAFE EANSACZED.
The Crime Committed Shortly llemre
Noon Today-One Stranger AttractM the
Attention or the Proprietor While An
other Ine 11 im How It Was Acrom
plliheil. The safe in David Don's hardware,
stove and house furnishing store,
161.r and lfil7 Second avenue, was
rohbed of $140 shortly before noon
It was one of the boldest
and most audacious robberies ever
attempted in ltck Island, and
was undoubtedly committed by
some of the lini workers
who are temporarily sojourning in
the city, and of whom The Aitiil s
gave a note of warning last evening.
liow it Was Worked.
It being about the noon hour, Mr.
Don was alone in the store at .the
lime. His desk and safe are situated
on the west side of the west store
room. On the extreme east side of
the other storeroom, and in a corner
somewhat obscured from view of the
desk by a partial petition is a stock
of step ladders. The pair who
worked the game on Mr. Don evi
dently took all these points of van
tage into consideration for they could
view them from the street, and one
of them, a stranger to Mr. Don, en
tered the store and asked to look at
step-ladders. There was no one
with the man at the time and Mr.
Don led the way back to where the
step ladders were kept. After the
visitor had looked the ladders over
for a few minutes, he asked Mr. Don
if he had such a thing as a live-and-a-half
foot ladder he wanted that
particular size There were 5-foot
ladders and 0-foot ladders in the dis
play, as well as ladders of greater
and shorter lengths, but the man
wanted a five-and-a-half foot ladder
and nothing else would do, and so
saying he left. Now there are no
five-and-a-half foot lengths in step
ladders; they don't come in frac
tional sizes, being all even lengths,
and future developments would indi
cate that no one knew that fact better
than Mr. Don's visitor.
When the ICohliery was Committed.
After Mr. Don dismissed his hard-to-please
customer, he made the dis
covery of the robbery of his safe. It
had been hastily ransacked, and all
the money in sight, tocether with
two chec ks, taken. The total amount
taken amounted to $140. part of
which loss is included in a check for
$2o.S5 and one for 1(5 cent s, payment
of both of which the police have
probably stopped. It is evident that
while the stranger was engaging Mr.
Don in the conversation concerning
five-and-a-half-foot ladders, an ac
complice entered by prearrange
ment, and went through the
safe, but he was in so much
of a Shurrv to do tin his iidi that
he missed $25 in cash that was in an
other part of the safe.
Heeding the general warning
given bv Chief Sexton, Mr. Don
locked his safe during the parade,
but had opened it afterward.
Smith Price, a colored man, was
run in by Officer Hrennan this morn
ing for being drunk.
William McMillan, a horse jockey,
was run in by Ollicer Rran this
morning for intoxication.
Joseph Wollinoldegan. a Helgian,
was arrested last evening, and this
morning Magistrate Schroeder im
posed a line of $3 and costs.
Two eolered men were arrested by
Officers Long and Mulqueen this
morning for attempting to pick pock
ets in Forepaugh's side show. They
gave their names as George laylor
md Scott Molton.
A box containing $7 in money was
stolen from Sauermann's harness
shop on Market square this morning.
Air. Sauermann suspects a farmer
from near Tavlor Ridge, of the theft.
and the police arc investigating the
A Ch:-.i!e Jn Mru!. t ..::;n C:iri!.
A carofwi sister i:ii;Iit whisper in her
brother's car that culling c ards for mon
are appreciably larger this year then
have been used for some time past. Men
are. most of them, careless in these little
matters of change, but if they pretend
to keep rip with the altering styles at all
they should be assisted once in awhile
by their womankind. New York Times.
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 knivos, forks or spoons, let
nie remind you that I can supply
those wants. You'll be surprised
to find how cheaply'.
G. M. Loosley
10 Second Avenue,
Rock Island .
Our buyer is now east buying
goods for cash, and we are
daily in receipt of new goods.
We have just received 200 dozen
fine summer underwear, worth
50c to 65c, in plain goods and
also handsome stripes.
The manufacturers felt the want
of cash; you can buy them
now from us at 25c.
We have reduced the prices on
stock of Shoes at the Gentral
Men's Patent Leather friin
" Cordovan ,2Lac r )oigre33
" Kangaroo "
" Call ' :
Women's Cloth Top Pat. Trim
Writ and Eand.'Turn
" Dong la Com. Sense an-1 Ox. Tee 3.00 to 2 (ft
These prices will hold good only until our
stock is reduced; so come early.
Schneiders Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue,
HAVE YOU SEEN IT.
'G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1&9; 1811 Second Aver.., o.
C. F. DEWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE Um
"Upholstering done to order.
LINSEEn OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third .ivue.
6.00 to 4 0
2 - i
The most nniijuc
lcct.ire or study
chair yet devised.
It was designed es
pecially for the
Adclbcrf fed lege
It is made tif the
very best cpiarter
sawed Ohio white
oak and braced
with malleable iron
braces very nicely
bronzed, this "iy
ing the greatest
strength that good
material and work
manship can fur
nish. We me exclusive f jr m
for this tbair. Lon t
mis it! it. .Tii!t the
thine for tbi- ottce. li
iiiary, eiiity or roailini
room. MIXED ROOdE-P uNTh