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THE .ARGUS, TUESDAY. MARCH 24, 1891.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidney,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly Iteneficial in its
effects, prepared onlv from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
byrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
and $1 bottles "by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. " Do not accept anv
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE. KY. NEW YORK, N.Y.
C. C. TAYLOR,
Ftmt door cant of J nr,ni rlorh
When such stocks as you find, for
instance at Folsom's, Johnson's or Rara
aer are offered to buyers, I don't believe
U pays me to carry "hollow-ware." I
stall still sell knives and forks, spoons,
etc., but to close out what I have of euch
articles as are named beiow, I offer the
prices given. These goods are just as
good plate a9 money can buy, and I be
lieve this is an unusually good chance to
get Bilverware, if you can use any of the
,1 Tea net. former price $ 35 00 f 16.00
includes teapot, suirur, cream gpooner.
1 Cake basket, former price vf.O ffi.no
J o" " " 7 75.
JPruItdish. - t7.7V..A WOO
1 Four bottle (cut) caster.
former price lfi.50 $4.50
1 BuUer dish, former price $:j.50, 82.50
1 Card receiver, " $.xso $350
1 $:.50 S4.50
And a number of other urtlcles at corre
G. M. LOOSLEY,
Cbima AND Qlarb,
1809 Second Avenue.
J. E. REIDY,
Some gnru bargains in house and lota ranging
in price from Jl.oooto JS.O.W, all well
located. Alno a few farms for
1803 Second Avenue, over
Hoppe's Tailor Shop.
Lloyd & Stewart,
A VILLAINOUS ASSAULT.
Katie Vither Chased and Brutally
Pm-aned A Ions Mollne Avenue at
10:30 O'rlork at ieht and
Knocked iiown-Aa Arrewt.
A bold, yet cowardly crime, was com-
milted on Molice avenue at 10:30 last
evening. Katie Vither, who is employed
at Flynn's restaurant, near the Rock Isl
nd depot, was walking along the north
side of the avenue on her way home from
a visit to a friend, and wnen in that
lonely portion near the Rock Island
Lumber company, a man rushed across
from the south side of the street. The
girl at once started to run and the villain
gave pursuit up the avenue. The help
less girl was so frightened that she could
scarcely move, yet she rushea on ontil the
corner of Cable street was reached when
her pursuer overtook her and threw her
to the ground. The girl screamed fran
tically, whereupon the scoundrel struck
her across the face and would no doubt
have committed a more outrageous as
sault had not a couple of men attracted
by the girl's screams put in an appear
ance and the assailant fled . The ciil was
tafeen to Flynn's restaurant, where she
suffered greatly from nervous excitement,
but was able to give something of a de
scription of her pursuer who had made
his escape ia the direction of the lumber
ard. The police having been notified,
Deputy Marshal Long started in pursuit
of the villain and succeeded in capturing
a man near the mill barn answering the
description given. He proved to be Pat
McKeever. a laborer at the mill, and liv
ing on Ninth avenue. He was under the
influence of intoxicants and was taken to
the police sutioD. where he stoutly de
nied all knowledge of the affair.
The police, however, are satisfied that
McKeever is the guilty mn, although he
still protests his innocence today, but
confesses that he wa? so intoxicated last
night as to be irresponsible. Miss Vither
has recovered from the etTects of the (at
tack leday, and it is expected will be
able to come down this evening and iden
tify McK-jever aa her assailant. Marshal
Miller is also in possession of other proof
oftheguiit of the prisoner whicl if it
holls good, shouM result in an example
being made such as will ba remembered.
Rock Islatd has had altogether too
much of this brutal and cowardly scoun
drelism and law is now expected to a Cord
protection from forther outbreaks of it.
McKeever will be tried at 9 o clock to
Jndee rant' Otatc
The last will of the late Judge Grant
was filed for probate yesterday. It pro
vides that there shall be given to the
widow. Elizabeth L. Grant, the sum of
$200,000 in lieu of dower, to be used and
disposed of daring her life for her com
fort and support . In addition to this
there is given to her the homestead and
all appurtences. In addition to the $15,-.
000 worth of property given to Mary C.
Kuhnen, nee Leonard, the dwelling house
and grounds above mentioned are be
queathed to ber after the death of Mrs.
Grant. To the daughter of Beesie Grant
Cassell, nee Leonard, is given $7,000, be
sides provision being made for her educa
tion . Gifts already made to Bessie Grant
Casatll, Annie Grant, Gough B. Grant,
and David C. Grant, and the gift of bis
law library to Whit. M. Grant, are men
tioned, each gift being valued at $20-,
000, and it is provided that aM the re
mainder of the property shall be given to
W. W. Grant, James B. Grant, David C.
Grant, Whit. M. Grant, James G. John
ston, Margaret Lyman, Gough B
Grant, atd William M. Kaiser, who is to
hold in trust one share for his two sisters,
to be given to their heirs upon their
The Rock Island public library board
met last evening, President Southwell
and Directors Johnson, Denkman, Ras
mussen and Welch being present. J. W.
Welch was elected secretary pro tern, in
the absence of Secretary Pleasants. The
librarian's report for the month ending
Feb. 26, was read and approved as fol
Art and Science 28
Kelipion and I'hilonophy 17
ExHayH and Miscellaneous 1f4
Hintory and Biography 350
Juvenile Literature Sh5
On motion the librarian was instructed
to invite bids from the printers of Rock
Island for printing and binding the cata
logue of looks in the library.
On motion it was ordered that an order
be drawn for $500 and the president au
thorized to deposit the same in the Rock
Island Savings bank to the credit of the
library board forcatalogue and contingent
expenses, to be drawn only by order of
Bills were allowed as follows:
Merchants' Electric Li'ht company,
$16 66; H. N.Stone, $5; R. Cramp ton,
65c; expenses, $2.25.
"I kissed himl for his mother" he was
such a pretty bov, but I did more, when
I found he had dreadful.teaslng tortur
ing cough, I gafre him a bottle of fit.
Bull's Cough By sup and it cured him too
of course it did.
EAGER FOR THE FRAY.
Democratic Canrunes and Convention
Called to Prepare fr the Approaeh
The democn tic city committee held a
large and enthusiastic meeting at The
Argus office last evening. The outlook
for the approaching city election was dis
cussed and it was determined to issue a
call for a ward caucus on Saturday night
to nominate candidates for aldermen and
to select delegates to the city-township
convention to be held at Turner hall
The spirit of the meeting was that the
democracy had never before entered upon
a canvass with such a glowing outlook
for a clean sweep. It is only necessary
to nominate the proper candidates to win
and this the democrats propose to do, and
inspired by the glorious victory of last
fall, they will present an invincible front
at the approaching election.
In decided contrast with the disposition
of the republics n committee to prolongue
final action is tie promptness and deter
mination with which the democrats acted
last night. The evident idea of the re
publicans is to delay nominations until
the last possible moment, to the end that
the campaign may be a 6hort as pos
sible. To give the voters but four days
in which to scrutinize their nominations
does not show a great dctl of confidence
on the part of the g. 0. p. of Rock Island
at the present tine.
Mn.t t arry White l.lht.
Supervising Iispector, General J. A.
Dumont has issued a circular relative to
rules adopted for lights on raft and small
boats by the board of supervising inspec
tors, failure to comply with which incurs
a penalty of $300. Toe rules are ap
pended: Resolved. Thit all coal boats, trading
boats, produce b.ats, canal bDits, oyster
boats fishing boa:s and other water craft
navigating any bay, harbor or river, pro
pelled by hand power, horse pocr, sail
or by the current of ihe river, or which
sbail be moored ia or near the channel or
fairway of any bay, harbor or river, shall
carry one bright white light forward, not
lest than six feet above toe rail or deck.
Rifts of one crib and not more than
two in length stiall carry one bright
white light on a pole not less than twelve
feet high; three or more cribs in length,
shall carry one wnite light at each end of
the raft at the same height. Boom rafts
with cross binder towed ahead of steam
ers on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers,
and other waters flowing into the Gulf
of Mexico, and on tbe Red River of the
North, shall carry a white light twelve
feet high at the forward end of the raft,
and one such light at each side midway
between the forward and after end
Rafts of more than one crib abreast
shall carry one white light on each out
side corner of the raft, making fonr lights
in all. Bag or boom rafts navigating or
anchored in the f.tir way of any bav, har
bor, or river, hIl carry a white light at
least twelve feet high at each end of the
raft, and one of each lights on each side
midway between the forward and after
Row boats enai! carry one while light
two feet above the stem .
Compan) A Inciter lion.
The Rodman R 9ec, Company A, I X.
G., were officially inspected last evening
by Col. W. S. Brackett, of this city.
Col. William Clen lennin, of Moline, Maj.
William McFadden, of Cambridge, and
Capt. Keesler, of Company F. The de
tail under Capt. Channon's command con
sisted of 17 men and three officers, and
Col. Brackett, the inspector general,
spoke in the highe st terms of the military
deportment and proficiency of the men.
Speaking of the state militia this morning.
Col. Brackett said there was not suffi
cient inducement bell out to the militia
to encourage the members who lost in
terest. He cited ti necessary abandon
ment of the regime atal camp last year as
one evidence of thi 4. The state, he s.id,
was to blame fornot appropriating enouch
to sustain the militia, last year' appropria
tions bt-ing but $90,000 whereas $120,000
t'nrle Turn' Cabin,
The version of Uncle Tom's Cabin in
terpreted by Stets3n's Double Montter
company, which will exhibit at Harper's
theatre Friday evening has met the espe
cial approval cf Mrs. Harriet Beecher
Stowe, tbe immortal authoiess of that
world-famed dramu, from tbe fact of
Manager Stetson's adherence to the orig
inal text, which is a complete deviation
from tbe custom of other Uncle Tom man
agers, who interpolate so many attempt
ed gags, stale joket and vulgar witticisms
into their renditions that scarcely a ves
tige is left of the never-to-be forgotten
work. Aside from tbe great worth of the
company, every act will be presented
with new and elabt rate scenery, painted
by the master scenie artist of tbe world .
Tbe excellent company, two Topsies, the
two ludicrous musical Marks, the ele
gant scenery, tbe novel mechanical
effects, the lerocious bloodhound, two
brass bands and the celebrated Lone Star
quartette will all unite iu making the
engagement a notable one.
W. H. Sunley, janitor at school No. 6,
who is charged with criminally assaulting
little girls attending his building is still a
fugitive. A local pajsician wno exam
ined the 13 year old girl, Jessie Bagley,
whose mother swore out the charge
against Sunley, staVss the child had un
aouoteaiy oeen tarn perea wnn, out o:
coarse he could not say to whom the guil
should be fostered.
TALKING NEW RKIDGIf.
lntereatiag Rpoit merre the Dav
enport BanlneM 51 e a' Am oelatlon
At last night's meeting of the Daven
port Business Men's association the
special committee to whom was referred
the matter of a new bridge acroes the
river Between Rock Island and Daven
port, made its report, in which its plan
of procedure was outlined as follows:
Ia planning its work your committee
deemed it important to try to ascertain:
(1) The approximate cost of a bridge;
(2) . To what extent tbe various railway
companies will encourage the enterprise
by promises of patronage. With these
facts ascertained it hopes to be in posi
tion to go farther and accomplish more.
In furtherence of these objects tbe com
mittee has authorized its chairman to ex
peed so much of its funds at its disposal
as may be necessary in securing trom
some competent engineer, careful esti
mates of the cost of a bridge, both rail
way and wagou combined.
As soon as these estimates are pro
cured it is proposed by the committee, if
the condition of the treasury will war
rant, to send romeone 10 interview per
sonally the officials of the various rail
roads that would seem to have an inter
est in the matter, and ascertain what tbey
are willing to do The work of the en
gineer in furnishing estimates will be
greatly facilitated and made of moderate
cost, by reason of the soundings taken
some year9 ago, the record of which. with
complete profiie-s. have been kindly furn
ishe.i by W C. Wadsworth.
Throufh correspondence by Maj.
Marks, chairman of your committee, witu
ex-Mayor Gobble, of Muscatine, some
items of interest and importance have
been ascertained in reference to the bridge
recently built at that place. It is learned
that the bridge there is a high bridge and
a wagon bridge, but with piers and abut
ments bilt of sufficient size and strength
to support a railway bridge also, should
it ever be needed. If ever thus utilized
it will be built under the wagon bridge,
and that part of it wid be a draw bridge.
We may state also that the wagon bridge
is a toll bridge. It was built by a com
pany, and the funds for its construction
were raised in three ways; by sto:k sub
scriptions, by bonds, and by local aid, the
city of Muscatine voting a 3 percent tax.
The tax was voted under chapter 13 of
the acts of the twenty-first general as
sembly of the state of Iowa, which pro
vides that a tax not to exceed 5 per per
cent of the assessed valuation may be
voted, levied and collected to aid in con
structing wagon and high bridges
across the border rivers of the state.
The tax voted at Muscatine was
made payable half in one year and
half in two vears. It was carried
by a vote of 1464 to 197 against.
Your committee, in conversation with
the business men of tbe city has been
much encouraged by the strong feeling
expressed in favor of another railway
bridge at this place.one individual going
so far as to say he was in favor of a lax
to aid the enterprise, and if it were found
necessary to do more, would donate $500
out of his own pocket. Tbe general
sentiment so far as learned seems to be
in favor of positive action of some kind
in the matter.
Maj. Marks made a supplementary
statement He had talked with Civil
Engineer George T. Baker, who had ex
amined tbe available papers and would
make a proposition as to the cost of a
ccmplete estimate. Engineer Baker su
perintended the construction of bridges
at Burlington, Keokuk, Muscatine, and
is now in tbe same work at Lyons.
Capt. John Strerkfus has gotten his
little packet, the Verne Swain, in entire
readiness for the season's traffic in the
shor: trade and will make his first trip to
Clinton next Mondty. The boat is yery
much improved over ber condition last
season. Not only has she been provided
with a new set of grate bars, but she has
been handsomely repainted and otherwise
put in first class condition.
A few boarders wanted
at 80i Nine
Wanted A competent cook, by
C. C. Carter. 1S07 Fifth avenue.
Easter egps from two for lc up to 50c
each; all the latest at Krell & Math's.
Two fresh milch cows for sale. En
quire C. D. Gordon, therifl's office.
Nice bananas, sweet oranges, new dates
and fresh figs, always on hand, at Krell
We always have ice cream. Send in
your order Krell & Math, step in and
have a dish .
Get your small candies for filling Eas
ter eggs from Krell & Math; tbey have the
regular egg mixture.
The orders for the electric bell may be
left at Crampton, b.k store. Remem
ber, satisfaction guaranteed.
Wanted to rent. A good house of six
or seven rooms east of Seventeenth street
in tbe central part o' town. Address C.,
E. B. McKown sells hard wood in
lengths, cut or split; soft coal, lump and
nut, corner Fifteenth street and First
avenue. Telephone 1198.
Six per cent loans by the Rock Island
Building, Loan and Savings association,
Special Tax Hotica-
The law requires tbe township collector
to turn his books over to'the county treass
urer early in March, and those who have
not yet paid their taxes are respectfully
requested to do bo immediately, and save
the penalty which the state law imposes.
D. Turngren, druggist, of Omaha, Neb..
states that he sells more of Dr. Bull's
I Cough Syrup than of any other medicine.
t The price ia but 25 cents.
"We shall continue the sale on
dress goods and the balance of
that big lot will be closed at
2 3-4 CENTS A YARD.
We also place on sale another
case of those shirting prints on
Monday a. m at
33 3-4 CENTS A YARD.
2.4CO vards. liVht
and other desirable patterns, re
member the price, only
2 3-4 CENTS A YARD.
ginghams received during tact
Indigo blue prints this wppIt
4 1-2 CENTS A YARD.
Easter bonnets. Eastsr flavor
goods, Easter jewelry and the mcst enormous stock of spring and summe- -v
D . . " - vu wi in kock
1712. 1714. 171. 171S. 1720 ant 1722 hsosu Avesci.
-IN THIS LITTLE MACHINE-
are combined all the latest improvements for similar Machines
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles
to insure spaed, comfort and durability.
II yea thick of buying a mactiicr it will ij you to come dJ rte u.
THE FAIK. 1703 Second Avenue.
We Set tbe Pace, Let OtliersFollow if tbey Can
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
No. IS 11 and 1813 Second avenue.
e flrr to tbr Pdblrt tbe mot br.lusat hit tit Ike rtlKI la
Lounges and Couches.
Chamber Suit?, j
Ckntrk Ii Bit art and
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Irish Cough Sryup
Acts quickly, is perfectly safe and neTcr Jails to cure all Lusg troubles.
TRY IT- 10c. 25c an J 50c BofJcs.
Medicine kxown for ail Eidrfj,
6c a BotUe Samples free.
L A D I E S !
Have you worn
THE LION PROCESS SHOE?
If not try a pair; they will give you more satis
faction for your money than any shoe you have
ever bought Only one sole and that of THE VERY
BEST. Outer and inner sole one solid piece of the
best sole leather.
No Ripping off of Soles.
No Squeaking, and no Breaking in.
Just as easy as a hand turned, and will wear twice
as long. Every pair stamped on tbe sole
-rOB SALE BT
Sole Agent for Rock Island.
Central Shoe Store, Elm Street Store,
1818 Second Avenue. 2929 fifth
and many choice novelties, wi;i
be shown this week which wo
confidently believe cannot Ixj had
elsewhere for twice or three times
the prices we shall name:
BEAUTIFUL AT 2c.
THOUSANDS AT 3c.
NOVEL FEATURES AT Cc.
EXTRA CHOICE ATOc.
Those at 8c are worth 2-jc
those at 10, 12, 14, 15. lbanj
20c. would be cheap anywhere
else at twice the prices quoted.
New laces, new gloves, new
niching, new hosiery, new hl
bons, new millinery just received.
t-.-. - .
Parlor Tablks, Etc.
Lun atd Slomacb troab'.c. it
and Liver Pills.
Drupeist, Rock Island.
C. U. T.
Pat. St. 4. 1SW-