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THE AKGTJS, FKIUAY, AUGUST 25, 18!)8.
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.tiri the worlil s hest products to
'iuyiI-; of physical boinir, will fittest
value to health of the iure liquid
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, .!v. Syrup of 1- igs
excellence is due to its presenting
ie form most acceptable and pleas
t..tlie taste, the refreshing and truly
fioial properties of n perfect lax-,-:
effectually cleansing the system,
. Ilinir colds, headaches and fevers
ti'niianctitlv curing constipation.
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: with the approval ot the medical
;V--!on, hecause it acts on the km
i. Liver and Dowels without weak
! them and it is perfectly free from
ry ohjeetionahle substance,
vrup of Fiirs is for sale by all dru-
in ooc nnd $1 lttles but it is man-
,.-t iiri.l bv the California Fiir SSvrun
mi v. wliose name is nnnteuon everv
hvjK also the name, Syrup of Fisrs,
! licinir well informed, you will not
opt any substitute if ottered.
T. B. KKIDY.
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T.-.- r.cy. fo'W ct rent , al-o carry v linenf firi
:'tv iti-nninre rompfitve!. hutltHnp lot 'or
t. tl! 'htl fforcnt additions. Choice residence
-r t.i ali iart! of the city.
t rcir nf V itrhiOl A l.vnili hAiitt.
Wholes lie Dealer nd Importer of
ines and Liquors.
1G1G nd 1018 Third Av
(successor to II. WENDT.)
in r frV t n 4- Tnilni
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119 Eighteeui.li Street.
'.'""l it and Workmanship Guar-
''I the liest.
'ar.inrr nnrl TJonnirinfr Dnno
Plars for its Future.
OFFICERS ELECTED LAST EVENING.
The l'roKrriieive Organization Takes steps
Tor Continuing Its (iooil Work for the
Clty' t'libt lhliiiR KeKIiitlniin Adopted
anil Other l"rooredlngs.
The Kock Inland Citizens' Improve
ment association held its annual
meet in ; lat t-veiiing, with President
Jackson in the chair. Preceding the
business of the evening the members
present indulged in a discussion of
the condition of the association, and
the best plans to adopt looking to
instilling it with new life, that it
might go o i and continue the good
work so ex.u'Ilcntly begun and car
ried on to the present stage in behalf
of Hock I-dand. It was apparent
that the failure of the Columbian
project, although in no sense due to
the association or its committees to
whom the undertaking was assigned,
had had a depressing effect on the
organizati n. and that, as an effect,
many of the active nieiiiliers had be
come discouraged ami had ceased
their attendance anil interest. The
business i. flairs of the association
were not in as good shape as thev
should be. anil repeated requests u'n
thepart of the association for a state
ment of it condition having failed
to bring tl e desired results.
It was d 'termined last evening to
make a determined effort to re-estab
lish the association and start again
on a business basis. Looking to this
end. it v:n decided to secure more
economical rooms, such as would at
the same time be as desirable as the
present, while the association would
not lose the advantage of having
1 lie Annual election.
When tl e annual election of otli
cers came up there was a spontan
eous and unanimous desire to re
elect ill am Jackson, the popular
ami iaillilul president, again to that
ollice. he having served three years,
and it was only because of his posi
tive declit ation to further serve that
he was no; so honored. The asso
ciation then did the next best thing,
and the v ry proper thiifg. too. and
elevated is vice president. Ilenrv
('arse, to the exeeutive chair, using
the same excellent wisdom in the
choice of V.. II. Guver. one of the
most energetic members of the asso
ciation, as ice president, and tiie
selection el' J. W . pay. who with Y.
J. Gilliilai . had been elected to niem-
licrship dr.ring t he evening, to the
secretaryship, and Monroe Kohn
treasurer. The cx-prcsideut . whose
active co-operation t'.nd counsel the
associat io'i will t hus still have 'he
advantage of. was elected chair
man of the executive commit tec. wit h
Pr. V. A. Paul ami It. Crampton as
associate committeemen. The new
officers, all of whom were elected bv
acclamation on separate votes are:
President Henry Car sc.
Vice President F.dward II. Guver.
Secretat y J. W. Pay.
Treasurer Monroe Kohn.
Exocuti .-e Committee William
Jackson. Pr. W. A. Paul. K. Crampton.
The association adopted the follow
ing resolutions which were separate
ly presented, and adjourned to the
lirst Thursday in Sepsember, when
committees will be appointed and
other work for the year outlined:
Hesolve 1, That the late secretary
of this association be requested to
deliver to the. present secretary the
records of this association written up
to date: also a statement showing the
names of members who have paid
their duct and those who are in de
fault, and such data as he may have
showiug he present indebtedness,
and that .such report be made to the
Hesolved. That the executive com
mittee be authorized to take such ac
tion as n ay be necessary to secure
suitable quarters for meetings and
to vacate the present room if the
committe" may consider it advisable.
The nev secretary is also clothed
with tue duties of collector, and will
at once take the steps to get in the
dues belonging to the association and
straighten out its finances.
Harper's Theatre Improvements
This su aimer has been a busy one
for Stage Manager A. G. Miller, of
Harper's theatre, and the effect is
such that were one to look in at the
theatre lie could scarcely tell it was
the same house. The entireinterior
has gone hrough a general course of
cleaning. The Moors have been
painted the chairs bronzed and
painted, both front and back, and the
balcony ind supports have been
painted white and gold. New car
pet has been put in the aisles and
new matting on the stairs. Not only
has the parquet and balcony been
painted s nd cleaned generally, but
also the dressing room, property
rooms, and back hall have undergone
a course f kalsomining. and new pa
per and carpet on each under the
Manager Montrose, to whose enter
prise and public spirit these improve
ments art due. is highly elated over
thesucce-s of his stage manager in
making fhem, and considering the
contrast with former appearances,
he well may be.
The Weather Forecat
For" the next 24 hours, slightly
warm; southeasterly winds.
WHEN TO ADVERTISE.
The Dull Times Are When Wideawake
Men-hunts Io It.
A trade journal entitled, '-IJiiild-ing
Business, "throws out some excel
lent suggestions ou the subject of
advertising, and when to depend
upon it the most for results. In a
word the wholesome theory is held
out that there need be no quiet sea
son unless the merchant of his own
volition withdraws from the world of
trade for a season of rest. We will
permit the journal referred to to do
its own talking:
There are many shrewd business
men who have succeeded in making
moderate fortunes, and still retain
the opinion that it pays to advertise
when trade is good, but that adver
tising cannot be profitable when
trade is supposed to be stagnant. It
is proposed m argue this question
along the trodden path of axiomatic
truth, in order that it may be proved
that there is as much reading done
during the summer as is done tl tir
ing any other season of the year. Iiy
observation it can be easily proved
that there are as many papers and
books read between the 1st of June
and the 1st of September, as are read
at any other time of the year. It is
then hot and uncomfortable and peo
ple '-let down the bars"' of
business and straight-laceil society
duties to spend their time upon the
piazzas, at the seashore, in the moun
tains, or by the lakes. There never
was a man or woman, with brains
enough to comprehend the headline
in a newspaper, who did not carry to
the summer cottage or summer ho
tel, or to the home about as large a
stock of books and papers as of
closhes and necessities. The scram
ble for daily papers and magazines in
the reading room of every hotel, and
at the news stand of every lountry
resort, during the hot months,
teaches a kindergarten lesson of pos
itive fact. The statement made that
it is1 too hot to read is built upon
nothing; it is never too hot to read:
it is frequently too hot to work.
A I.lttle Kltort N'eressarj-.
One reason why so few goods are
sold during the summer is that deal
ers make comparatively little effort
to sell goods. If people purchased
what they wanted, and knew what
they wanted, then- would be no drum
mers and no advertising. Goods
would simply be put on the shelves,
and a description and price be placed
on them. Customers would come in
to the store, look around to tind what
they wanted, carry the goods to tin;
girl to have it bundled, and pav the
check at the cashier's desk. Trade
would. he like the bill of, fare in a res
taraunt. There can be no dull season
in a live store, where seasonable
goods are placed upon sale and
heavily advertised. The secret
of profitable advertising in the
dull season is simply to arrange it so
:i- to appeal directly to the require
ments of the season and to the com
ing seasons. It has been proved
that the sale of everything, except
the absolute necessities, is made two
or three months before the definite
order is given. The majority of
men do not even buy a tennis coat
until they have thought of the mat
ter several weeks. The average
woman considers a baby carriage' a
month before she buys one. It is the
little suggestion which turns the
possible customer in t he direct ion of
any particular store or article. This
suggestion is generally the adver
tisement, which forces into the mind
a not yet recognized tlesire. If the
advertisement continues it is sure to
strengthen and to fan into life the
germ which it planted the first time
it was seen.
The shrewdest of national adver
tisers have advertised extensively
during the summer months. Vaca
tion time is the season to "eat, sleep
and read." the time when the busi
ness man turns his attention to home
and home comforts, and makes up
his mind that he wants this or that,
long before he buys it. because he
then has the time in which to con
sider it. The assertion can safely be
made that fully one-half of the goods
purchased between the 1st of Sej
teniber and 1st of December
have been bought, in the hand of the
purchaser, during July and August.
Thr best advertisers are realizing
this, and are keeping their advertise
ments in the papers, not onlv during
the selling seasons, but between pea
sons, when the strength of advertis
ing is latent, yet there, although
not easily seen by the foolish man
who casts his dollars on the financial
waters, to have them come back to
him with the next Hooding of the
The C. W. Cowles came down with
eight strings of lumber.
The packet, Pittsburgh, came from
up river points and moved for the
The temperature on the Uock Isl
and bridge at noon was 78: the stage
of water was 1.15.
The Irene 1). and Verne Swain
came down, and the Lumberboy, Kit
Carson. Cyclone and Irene P. went
The travel report of the Kock Isl
and bridge for yesterday shows:
Foot, north, 717; south, 61)7; total.
1,414. Teams, north. 712: south,
709; total, 1,421.
Loral World's Fair Visitors.
J. D. Sperrv left this morning for
E. J. Meek went to Chicago this
Judge J. W. Drury left for Chicago
last evening ,
BEN HERSHEY NO MORE.
The Prominent Mnseatine Lumberman
Benjamin Ilershey, of Muscatine,
one of the well known lumbermen of
the upper Mississippi valley, died
rather unexpectedly in Chicago yes
Mr. Hershey fell while walking in
Chicago about 10 weeks ago and
striking on his head, inflicted quite
a severe injury. Since that time he
has suffered with erysipelas in the
head, a disease which often follows
such an injury. Since that time he
has been confined to his bed at the
Chicago Iieach hotel, on Sixtieth
street, near the lake, in Chicago, and
at times his condition had been vcrv
serious, but each time he rallied, anil
Muscarine friends who called upon
him Tuesday found him bright and
His llnsitieiis Career.
Mr. Hershey came to Muscatine in
1S.V rented a saw mill and two
years later bought it from its owner.
Willi the development of the lumber
business the mill has grown propor
tionately and is one of the valuable
properties along the upper river. In
the last dozen years Mr. Hershey
also turned his attention to stock
farming, purchasing tracts of ;?,(nM
acres in Podge county and y,40)
acres in Lincoln county. Neb., on
which many thousand head of cattle
have been raised. Ie was also sen
ior partner of the banking firm of
Hershey. Brown & Co. Out of his
large earnings he made liberal dona
tions to charitable causes, and at
home and elsewhere where he was
known, he was respected and es
teemed. He had served in the Mus
catine city council and was minor of
the citv for two terms, in lsiio and
Two daughters survive the de
ceased the eldest wife of Clarence
Eddy, of Chicago, and the younger,
Miss Mvra. of Muscatine.
WHY THE DELAY.
The Senate Seeks Information as to the
government Hull. lint; Stntns.
Relating to the delay in public
budding improvements throughout
.the country, Senator Chandler, of
New Hampshire, has introduced the
following resolution in the United
Resolved. That the secretary of
the treasury be directed to inform
the senate as to the condition of the
various appropriations for the erec
tion of public buildings: stating what
are the gross sums unexpended of
appropriations made and of authoriz
ations of final cost conferred bv ex
isting law; what buildings are not
begun, and what preparations have
been male for beginning them; and
whether or not any delay in the be
ginning is occasioned by the non
preparation of the plans and designs,
and if so. what action he is taking,
arid what legislation, if any, he
recommends in order to expediate
the preparation of plans and designs.
It is to be hoped that this will be
effective in pushing the work with
greater vigor than has been the case.
It is said that the supervising archi
tect ascribes the delay in his depart
ment to the fact that he is handicaj)
ped by the lack of sufficient help to
prepare the plans and designs of the
buildings. If this be true, congress
should take steps to remedy the evil,
and at once.
Had to Discipline Him.
The Chicago Record contains an
account of a .little touch of military
discipline inflicted upon one of the
Moline militia boys at Camp Altgeld:
The only case of a violation of dis
cipline occurred last evening at sup
per time. Company F of the Sixth
regiment of Moline was ready for
mess when it was discovered that
Private 'Austin Hussey was absent.
A brief survey of the camp ground
disclosed Mr. Hussey attentively en
gaged in conversation with a voting
lady some thousand paces distant.
Sergt. Crowder was dispatched
to bring Hussey to feed,
but the latter started briskly
away with the young lady on his
arm. He said he didn't like the food
very well, anyway, and he would
show up in time for guard duty, sac
rificing his supper for the society of
the young lady. It was evident that
more heroic measures would have to
be adopted, hence Sergt. Gould., Cor
poral Hodge end Private Ohrn were
sent armed after the refractory hus
sey. The Bloomington girl saw them
coming and counseled flight.
The chase was short, however, for
the fugitive was soon surrounded
and brought to supper at the bayo
The food in the big tent is reported
good, although a few have already
shown symptoms of a disinclination
to eat there until forced to do so by
James E. Morrill, master mechanic
of the Rock Island road at Paven
port, and assistant master mechanic
of the Iowa division, has resigned, to
take effect the first of the month. and
it is understood his plane is to be
tilled by the promotion of William II.
Stocks, general foreman of the Rock
Island roundhouse here, while rumor
has it that the vacancy here is to be
fillctl by a deserving engineer who is
to be elevated to the position.
Night Yardni aster George Wahl, of
the Rock Island, has resigned his po
sition, to take effect tonight.
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.
Rock Island House Corner.
Take Your Pick
-Yi n rliiiin i I
from our very large stock of exceed
ingly choice Furniture. We're having
a sale for the bene tit of our customers.
Money is a good thing to have now.
and it's all the same to you whether it
comes to you from saving or earning
it. You can't save money anv faster
or to better advantage than bv burin"-
our stock of Furniture, which is going at PRICE CRASHING RATES.
In the Furniture trade in the three cities we have no competition.
Others may aspire to follow, but it's at such a distance in the rear that
the idea of imitation is not suspected. To close
of Lawn Goods we tjuote the following prices:
ut the season's stock
Lawn Chairs $1.50, worth 52.75.
" Rockers $2.0. " UO.
" Settees $3.00, " 450.
CASH OR CREDIT.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1SV9, 1811 fcecond ivenuc
G. F. DOWK.Nl). Manager TELEPHONE No. 120S
J5?"0p-n -ve'ings till 8 o'cljck.
Schneider's Bargain Counters.
Now Ready 16 Counters to select from.
Counter No. i'.
Worth $1.00 for $3.00.
Counter No. 4.
Worth f3.00 for $2.25.
COUNTF.H No. 1.
Worth $5.00 to $5.5?) for $.'.75.
Covntf.k No. 3.
Worth $3.50 for $2.7.?.
Countek No. 5 Worth $2.50 for $1.85.
Countek No. 0. j Counter No. 7.
Worth $2.50 to $3.00 for $1 75. j Worth $1.75 for $1.40.
Counter No. S. j Counter No. !i.
Worth $1.50 for $3.25. Worth $3.50 to $4.50 for $2.00j
Counter No. 10. i Counter No. 11.
Cloth top lace and button, worth i Worth $3.50 for $2.50.
$4.00 for $3.0. j
Counter No. 12. Goat shoes worth $2.75 to $3.00 for $2.
Mi " Mchoiil I Dor.
Counter No.13 Counter No. 14.
Worth $2.25 for $1.50. , Worth $1.35 to $1.50 for $1.00
Counter No. 15. ' Counter No. 10.
Children's school shoes worth$l.So j Various Infants shoes rcardle's
to $2.00 for $1.00. I of cost. e
Women's Oxfords and Men's Low Shoes regardless of cost.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Central Shoe Stare 1B1B Second Rreaoe, "
MIXED HOUSE PAlNTfc
LINSSF. OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC
1610 Third Avenue