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THE AKGUS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1893.
r,;.,. comfort and improvement and
j rj1( (uTsTi:il enjoyment when
.", . Tin- many, who live bet-
-others and enjoy life more, with
. t s!-t '!liturt, !' "more promptly
'" ,; , t,. Willi'!' U'-t plodllCtS tO
I iki'N of i'li.v-ic;il being, "ill attest
vVliic to health of tm I"""' "quid
uti'vc priii'''!''1'- onibrm-i'd in the
r":v. v,-uiof Fiji-
I t..,'x . -ileiice is due to iU presenting
I . f.irm most acceptable mid pleas
f ':,,:!'' tn-ti'. th rcfreshinjrnnd truly
!u'i;il properties of a perfect lax-
. Vl.. , !', tiuiily cleansing me system,
colds, iiea-acnes ana ieyer-i
" t ..tlit miflii.r i ttttt i tin t l.
! in- satisfaction to millions and
t .''with 'In' approval of the medical
.11, ln'eaue it acts on the Kid
l v- l.ivrr and Rowels without weak
1 tifin and it is perfectly free from
-V (liitivtioiiuoie sun-iaui e.
'.Till' "of Figs i for sale by all druir-
'- 1 i1 Iw.tf lllt if 141 YYlOtl.
I .-tiin-ii hy tlie California Fig Syrup
i ,,ii!y. wlii'-e name is primed on every
t uU the nanu-, Syrup of Fips.
I !l In in' well informed, you will not
't'lvt :ii:v substitute if offered.
T. It. KKIDY.
prejM'rry on ronnies-ion.
V. !. f" l.-ct r:.t . !. carry a hue of firs!
!.- :n:.r(' rmjHinie-. buUttin? lotp 'or
: . s'.'. b''u.3.Ttut aiiilu:o:-. t'uok-e rrsiilonce
$ -prrj : ' ;.:irt nf the ClTy.
Ji..t I. VivW; Jt I.jude building, ground
r. x ri-ar of Sliii jiuK 1" Lyuiie hank.
s fail Paiier Co
arc not oinu:
t' el luisiness. but
r.c Uft'-rnuned for
i next Thirty days to
4-h our stock out. at mar
i nis low )t-ices, to make
m (or m.w gOOCls. If yOU
''' papering to do now,
I y""!- -,rivc us a call. No-'-r-
tan you find as large
I : ari.-d a selection of ar-
3-1 (il'SI'tK :inrl rl-ir-l-..o
f'.ir hangers are the very
I '1IU' niost experienced
I'kni.-n. A large invoice of
r,.ni and picture mould-
iiicf i., : i
pi M Paper Co
:;i2 and 314.
UP IX SMOKE.
THE SNUG HARBOR.
Weinberger &. Hildebrandt's
Ice House Destroyed.
TESTIEDAY AFTERNOON'S FIRE.
The !... to the Firm aiul Al t. the
Itm-k IsIhikI plow C ompany - The In.
Hiirance on the Property Work of the
Flreineii C'nuite of the Fire.
The alarm'of lire yes-terdav after
noon ! t 2:3i) o'eloe'" frvmi iiox 13.
ealled the department to the vicinity
of tin Kook Island Tlow eompanv
works, where an ice lionsc in therear
of tin company's foundry was on
lire. The building belonged to Wein
berjjei & Hildel.ran.lt. and wasempty
at tin time. Adjoining it was n
shed (.wnt-d by the same linn, in
which were a number of expensive
tools; in fact, all the implements used
in lay n; in the ice harvest, and a
smaller ice house, owned by the Kock
I.sland Plow company in which was
.stored a quantity of iee. All these
build iaps were completely destroyed,
while considerable hard wood owned
by the plow company was hist.
The Destroyed Property
The ice house was built by E.
Lambert in Insx. and was Ntixso foot
in din ensions, and V0 feet hiarh. For
me ta-i ,to nays it hatl iieen unoccu
pied. The loss on the building is
ijl.oni.1. On the shed adjoiningand
in which were stored the iee tools,
the loss is sSl'iiO. and the tools sSAi'lO.
making a total of -.'.i'iii). The main
buildi lg was insured for $1,M0. and
Ihetoiis for oOI). both in A. 1).
The smaller building adjoining the
ice ho tse belonging to the plow com
pany : no useu as an ice Iioum' was
also destroyed. It contained about
l." tons of ice. Another building in
which were stored some plows ""and
plow iieams was also devoured bv
l.. 11 . .. . MM. . t 1 . l . '
tin- ii.iiu'. i lie niinoer lles i le
st rove I consir-ted of three carloads
of :-ii cli hard pine and about tiv
carina Is of 4-inch hard wood, hiel
ory and oak. besides other little lum
ber, waking the plow company's lo
aooni ji.i'ini, liari oi winch is cov
ered by insurance.
The Fire llrpitrt inent .
The tire is supposed to have h:
n tirigin ni a spark uom a passing
locomotive, ami the bnildiiiir "'as at
the no rev of the llames when tirst
diseovored. The the department
made is iiMial good time, and Chiel
lira h n .soon had .six streams plavin
on tin iiaming buildings, and siie
ceeiled in preeiiting the tire spread
ing to adjoining jroperty. The lire
ser ed to demonstrate t he necessity
for an ther eompanv in the lower
end ol low n, as well a- one uptown.
1 lien our department would be com
l'lete. It is all rilil what there is of
it and a few disciplined men are bet
ter th: n a hot of l.n n ever which
1 here i no discipline, but the chief
should have had another company at
ins coi.iniaiul vcMeiMav. as it was
a nu in T ( e- olunteers turned in
and helped out. d.iiii splendid work.
All Olllrlon I mlo iilnul.
Due outsider, who was assisting in
fighting the llames. vouchsafed to
rive outers lo the liremen. w here
upon Chief ltrahn gave him to un
derstand that he was in charge there.
The citizen felt highly indignant and
became abusive. The tdiief should
not w:;ste time in arguing, under
such i rc u m stances, but put such
people under arrest. There is a
wide difference between helping tin
department out. and trying to run it.
Fire in h Depot.
Fire lroke out this morning in Un
roof of ihc depot of the It. I. vV I. road
at Coal Valley. The young men of
the village formed a bucket brigade,
seen ret! a ladder, and quickly sub
dued 1 1 e llames and prevented their
spread. The llames presented an
angry appearance for a few moments,
but thriiigh the promptness and elli
cieney exercised, little damage was
done. It will not exceed lo.
Flnanelnl Matter Interriintiiie the I'ro-
Crestt of the Koterprlse.
Several months ago the scheme for
the establishment of a home for dis
abled or friendless steamboat men on
Oflerman's island was being urged in
the three cities by Rev. B. Frank-
land of the Western Seamen's Friend
society, but for- some time nothing
has been heard of it. In the mean
time the option on the property has
expired, and matters have come
to a standstill. A communica
tion from General Superintendent
Frankland has been addressed to the
Tri-City Business Men's associations
and others interested in theenterprisc
here, setting forth the present status
of the matter, and snvs:
Follow ing the course recommended
by the tri-city directors of this move
ment, that an agency be established
for the dissemination of information
touching the W. S. F. S.. its Bethel
work generally, and the need of a
snug harbor institution, office room
Vas rented both in Kock Island and
Davenport; a largo amount of read
ing matter pertaining to this subject
was printed and disseminated, not
only in the territory contiguous to
the proposed location of the institu
tion, but in other western centers.
Visitation was also made to river
ports, and correspondence carried on
which enlisted much general sympa
thy, and brought forth tenders of
service from more than twenty prom
inent citizens engaged in river busi
ness. So far from meeting with dis
couragement or disposition to aban
don the attempt in this direction, the
effect, of this campaign of instruction
and consultation was to satisfy us
that ultimate success, and a com
plete covering of the needs of men of
our waterways, demands a broaden
ing of the original purpose.
On Credit Island.
The thought having been fully im
pressed upon all that Credit island
had been lixed upon as a peculiarly
favorable location and site for a large
central institution, with ample
grounds for recreative and horticul
tural purposes, all suggestions so
far from other points have been in
the direction of the local annexes or
branches, and have covered one point
on the Ohio river, one on Lake Erie,
one of the Monougahtda river, and
one on Lake Michigan.
Financially our tirst thought was
in the direction of the steamboat,
license fund, to which the original
meiiiiu ral to our society called atten
tion. Inquiry at the I'nited States
treasury department at Washington,
elicited the fact that while at the
expiration of the time when these
license fees were collected bv the
government, there remained to the
credit of the fund more than $200,
00. . the amount on hand had subse
quently been covered into the gen
eral fund of the I'nited States treas
ury, and the opinion universally pre
vailed that at I his time of enforced
economy from a rapidly decreasing
surplus nu hand a movement for
special appropriation would hardly
meet with favor, and at any rate the
coming regular session of" congress
would lie the earliest period at which
it would be advisable to make any ef
fort in t his direct ion. Furthermore,
a lixed site for the snug harbor, paid
for and in possession, would be a
tirst need if a money appropriation
were asked for.
The FiiiHiifial Striiiffeney.
It will be readily seen that the
principal cause of non-realization of
the hope to secure by private per
sonal contributions the SroO,tKH) need
ed to purchase properly and erect
first buildings, was the "sudden ad
vent of the period of financial
stringency so universally felt
throughout our land. With" an en
terprise of so great a magnitude
generous gifts from wealthy citizens
must precede a more general and
popular canvass. A form of sub
scription was agreed upon, and in
several points throughout our Bethel
territory all seem ready for what
would have insured success, when
the calamity came and counsellors
everywhere voiced but one expres
sion: Tt is not choice but necessity
to defer canvass until the financial
clouds are fully lifted."
Our W. S. F. S. expects to push
this snug harbor establishment with
all energy as far as possible, in view
of exigencies prevailing. Vfc still
regard Credit island as a most favor
able site, and feel sure that there is
philanthropic enterprise sufficient in
the tri-cities to farther such a move
ment when we have restored confi
dence and prosperity in financial cir
cles. If from the present owner of
Credit island vou can obtain a new
i vfHiou on the land required, or can
imlicate some tlier favorable site,
; we are willinr to continue an asrenev
c IohIiic Out! cioAtng out: for the purpose of fully testing the
Have vou attended the great clos-' practical good will of your citizens,
iu out sale of wall paper, curtains ; attUc same time connect the pre
and room mouldings? It not. it is mentation with our permanent snug
worth your while to do so. It will . barbor department with a view to the
doubly pav vou fervour visit if you widest possible sympathy and aid.
purchase anV of the"above goods and j trust the time is not distant when
Lop them until 'ready fo use, as all our snug harbor hopes may be re
rfci will not snoil. Papers that "zcu.
Arm Lout in a Tlir-shiiiB 51 n-hliie.
A pet uliar, as well as sad accident,
occurred upon the Huginin farm at
Cordova. Saturday evening. Joseph
Sexton, a young man about mJ2 years
of age. being the victim. Mr. Sex
ton works upon the farm, and on
Saturday he, with others, was thrash
ing oats, and in some manner his
left arn was caught in the machine
and fearfully mangled. Medical aid
was .summoned and it was found
necessa-y to amputate the injured
member "about two inches below the
..ll.ow. Mr. Sexton, who is unmar
ried and lives with his parent
Cordovt., is doing nicely today.
w-ro f eonls are now H cents, gout , newaru or i,o.
papers w ill be i cents. and 0 cent j For the return of papers and notes
pai)crs will be 'J and ." cents, and of A. Latham, taken from a caboose
that way the prices run through all in the Bock Island yards: Three
of my stock. Boom mouldings very notes of $1,500 each signed by W.
near as :heap as kindling wood, and M Kenn; one $4,000 note signed by
nnrttine the same. Remember for George F. Batchelor: one $KiO note
cash only. Gkouok Sitcliffk.
" 1429-1431 Second avenue.
Tlio Verne. Swain was the only
boat that stirred these waters today-
signed by George F. Batchelor; one'
$180 note" signed by C. W. Crnthers.
Also 1,500 shares of Golden treasury
mining stock; 6,000 shares Em ins
mining stock; 80 shares Guttenburg
land ana investment company stock.
The si a"e of the water at the' Rock Also other papers, books and re
Island bridge at noon was 1:05; the ccipts. Return property to Com-
temperature 70. .... ..v. ... uUljuc.-uuu3
A C hance to tiet the Work Done Till
William Ficklen, a Chicago con
tractor, is in the city, and is anxious
to assume the contract for the pav
ing of Twenty-third street between
Third and Fourth, and Fifth and
Seventh avenues, and undertake to
complete the work this fall. He has
submitted a proposition to Mayor
Medill to do the work for 1.5C per
yard, including the necessary grad
ing, etc.. and is in readiness to tile a1
suitable bond for the faithful and ae-
ceptable carrying out of the provis-1
ions of the contrac t. Mr. Ficklen j
otters to put in Cleveland sandstone j
curbing at 55 cents per lineal foot,
or to substitute for (his curbing, if i
the property holders desire, a com-'
biiiation curb and gutter, such as is ,
used on many of the Chicago thor-'
ouglifares. at Kljj cents per lineal:
.1 Chance to tit t tlie Work Ione. !
As is known the council has adver-:
tised twice for the paving of Twenty
third street, once with but one bid
which was returned unopened, and
again without response, ami it was I
linally thought that owing to the dull '
times and the difficulty experienced
by the contractors in floating the city's
paper, that no bids could be secured
and the work would have to go ever
until next season. Mr. Ficklen is
ready to do the work on conditions
agreeable to the council, and accept
the paper ottered by the city, and as
the council can. by a two-thirds vote,
empower the mayor to enter into a
private contract without advertising
for bids, a meeting will be called by
Mayor Medill for tomorrow night
with that end in view.
I'nder the -ordinance, however, un
der which the paving was planned,
it w ill be necessary to use Cleveland
sandstone, and Mr. Fickleu will have
to wait for a future work to intro
duce his patent curb and gutter.
GOLLEGE FOOT BALL.
An October Dress Goods Benefit
Six Days, Beginning Monday, Oct. 2).
Oct. 23 at 9 o'clock sharp, MeCabe Bros, will offer an ava
lanche of dress goods bargains unequaled in quantity, oualitv or
style at greatly reduced prices. To catch the quick "attention of
the buying public, as well as bargain hunters, we make the follow
ing forceful proposition:
Any customer purchasing dress goods any time duiin - the
week, from 9 o'clock Monday morning till i o'clock Saturday tiVht
will have the privilege of buying t he'best lining cambric, any color
at leper yard. Vou will be entitled to buy one yard of cambric
lining ai ic a yam. wiin vacn vara ot ilrcss goods at 25e a yard
Among the many attractive features of our dress
partment we note:
20 pieces heavy, all wool, 42-inch suitings. ro:igh effects, act
ual value CSe, go in at this sale for ;V0e w ith privilege of linin" cam
bric at lc a yard. ' "
.a large ioi oi 4u-incli. a..! wool, light weight, ladi.
St. A iiilirime an
The St. Ambrose seminary
ball club, of Davenport, came over
to Rock Island on Saturday with the
lirm purpose of putting the Augus
tana club to sleep, but fate designed
otherwise. So it was the game had
just been half completed when Capt.
Gillespie, of the Ambrosians, in
jured his left leg in a spirited rush
and in conseouence his club had to
give the game to Augustana. From
all appearances and the score, Au
gustana would have beaten anvwav,
The names and position of both
clubs were as follows:
. .R'fht tJimrd T Konuhee
Lcrt tiuiira w suaimlian
.RiBlil Tackle W tiuinan
. .Left Turk, c H McUiuty
. .lOtail U.IIU
.. .Lett End ,7 Hi'ffL'rnan
(juartrr B:wk Nat Miles
.. Kifrlit Ha'l J Walcli
. .I.efi Ela'f J Lamb
...Full Buck . .Cant J GUle-me
The score is appended:
Anirnslana lit 10
at. Ambroee u o
Total Au:;u!taiia, 20: St. Ambrose. 0.
Tlie points were: two safeties, live
touch-downs and two kicks to goal.
G. Swanson. of Molitie was referee.
The game was of course exciting,
but was one-sided. The Augustana
eleven are highly elated over their
success and are looking for other
Now what is the matter with that
much talked of Rock Isiand-Moline
foot ball eleven coming forward?
Cant Werterland. Center Husli.
T Swcuspon ....
C Oc'erqaist . . .
V E Setlendahl
Tribute to Art.
The following communication re
lative to a piece of workmanship
heretofore described in The Akgvs,
has been received at this office:
Kock Island, 111., Oct. 23. Editor
of The Alters: On Eighteenth
street is a modest little monument
shop. As modest as the shop ap
pears it has within its confines work
men who are not merely stone cut
ters, but are genuine artists. Out
side the shop, because it is too large
to be within, stands today, a just
completed statue of "The Volunteer
Soldier"' which will be shipped to
Dubuque by Wednesday. It is a
work of art, perfect in every detail,
and we should feel proud that we
have such artists among us. Every
citizen and especially every old
soldier should see this piece of
statuary befoTe it is removed.
I write this without solicitation
from any one. because I believe in
letting the public know that we have
such skilled and meritorious artists
amongst us. 1 do not even know
the name of the sculptor. Aleist.
The Tapping of the Deathwatch.
The so called deathwatch, dreaded by
the superstitious, is a small beetle which
has a very powerful joint in its neck
and calls its mate by tapping writh its
head on the wall or on any surface where
it may happen to be located. The noise
is similar to that which may be produced
by tapping with tlie ringer nails on a
table, and the insect cau frequently be
made to answer such taps. New York
The Weather Forecast.
Fair today, followed by light rains
tonight or Tuesday, and colder; brisk
southerly winds shifting to westerly.
F. J. Walz, Observer."
Hood's Sarsaparilla, the king of
medicines, conquers scrofula, catarrh,
rheumatism and all other blood dis
eases. Hood's and only Hood's.
suitings go at le a yard, with the nrivile.ro of the
ambric at lc a vard. ' "
suitings. Ci'e value, go at 4:c
A small choice lot of novel! v
with cambric at lea yard.
I he genuine English w ide w ale 52-inch diagonal, the dolla
quality.gocs for 72c for this sale, and lining cambric only lc a vard
Our standard silk linisl, 57c Henrietta reduced for this week
only to .-,0c a yard, with the advantage of cambric purchase in
A line of serges for 5 e which cannot be 'matched in the west
o.r less man .tie a van!, we sell U,em at 5 e and allow
cambric at lc a vard.
v propose to make this week memorable
oress goods trade and now is vour
in 1 Ik
von to buv
A most advantageous purchase enables us to offer vou a splen
did tine of heavy 6 4 fringed chenille covers for C8c. thev won' d
be dirt cheap at $1, but our price, while thev last, will "be GSc
Quantity limited to each customer.
.fvn eiegant assortment of chenille covers with
$1.25, $1.50, $1.87, etc.. etc.. which are worth 33!
... iuc niaiKci toiiay. All sizes in stock, from 4 4 to 1-
cnoieetirive in tlouble plush fancy 50e table
they last. No more when this lo't is "-one.
fringe, at 75e,
per cent more
covers at S2c, while
1720, 1722, 1724 and 1726 Second ave.
The finest line of Ladies' and Gentlemen's
Shoes that were ever seen in this part of the
country. Here are a few of the different
Men's Picadily Calf Blucher.
Men's Yale Cap Calf Blucher.
Men's Yale Calf Blucher.
Men's Yale Calf Congress.
Men's Yale Calf Balmoral.
Women's Russian Calf Hand
T.irned Cork Sole Blucher.
Women's Cloth Top Hand Turr
ed tork Sole Oxfords
the thing to wear with
Women's plain and Tip Hand
Turned Cork Side Shoe. -the
only shoe that will assure
dry feet, and lotsuof othe!
different styles, all of whicfc'
can be had in width from A
toj-;. and all styles of Rub
bers 4roni S to W.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
CASH STORE, 1712 Second Avenue.
WHAT, A BURGLAR?
Notlic scores of bargains caught
by buyers of our Furniture, Car
pets. Stoves and House Furnish
ings, and you'll certainly be
caught napping and miss the
chances we are offering if you
deiay making a purchase. The
stock is on wheels so to speak,
and is running right awav
from us. It's a home run, too,
and you'll miss a point if yot
don't make some of the runs
come in your direction. That's
easily enough done at the figure
at which we are offering our Parlor, Bedroom and Dining Room Suits,
Kitchen outfits. Stoves and House Furnishings. Its a catching display
we are making at figures as catching as a fire on a prairie.
OUR TERMS Cash or,on easy terms of pay
ment without extra charge.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
F. DEWEND, Manager. 1809-1811 Secend Avenue.
Upholstering done to order. j Open evenings till 8 o'clock,
l.-lcphone No. 1200.
MIXED HOUSE FAIV
LIN SEE1 OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Avenue.