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Beth tbe method and results vcben
rmip of Fi.ss is taken; it ia pleasant
aiii refreshing to tht, aste, and acta
jrpctly yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Lirrr end Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, bead-t-hes
and fevers and cures habitual
r nstipation. Syrup of Figs is the
remotly of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
it? action and truly beneficial in its
ejects, prepared only from the most
beaitLy and agreeable substances, its
tuany exeelknt qualities commend it
to all and have made it the mosl
popular remedy known.
fcyrup of Fira is for sale in 50c
wd $1 bottles liy all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
say not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
whLes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
4ft HANCI8C0. CAL.
fflUltlviUt Ht HE',' VMH ..
J. E. KEIDT.
T. 6. RK1DT.
Heal Estate and Insurance.
F' ur room cotia'e, gnod aized lot, $700.
Four room cottage, well located. $H50.
f: t mom rottage. good lot. (1.000.
Fife tnom cottage, eoKl lot, $l.iNP.
y.i ro m two miry lioue. $1.5)10.
Seven room two-atnry house. $1,800.
Tt ii rom dmib'e hnne, $l,'ftt.
Twelve mom d. nhle houae. S.000.
EiKht room residence, ull mode r improvement,
Td room residence, ull modern Improvement,
E'h! room residence, all modern improve
Nine mi residence, all nrodem tmprove-xs-
ni mm Buildiiifr with nine room, bar room fir
' ire- complete, well located, $:t.28U.
Fire Insurance a Specialty.
1803 Second Avenue, upstairs.
Subscribe lor Stock
In the Second series of the
Home Building and Loan .Asso
ciation, of Koek Island. . .
A safer and better investment
than Government Bonds, be
cause the loans are made only
njon established values and it
pays more than three times as
much interest besides the
amount invested and the profits
can be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rates.
K. A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
office. Hoomt S. 4. B and 6 Masonic Temple,
Best Line of
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
Anil tha laret and beat line of
IN THE THREE CITIES.
G. O. HTJCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
China, glass, lamps and
That means everything you
use on your table, except linen,
which I don't keep.
In all I have, I try to lead,
both in prices and quality; not
so cheap as to be trash, but
good, at a reasonable price.
Are:, you interested in
G. M. Looblxt.
- 1(01 Second arsons.
PUSHING BIG PROJECTS.
Twc Meetings at the Rooms of
tie Improvement Association. V
The Plans of the Myndlrate for L,an4
PnrrhaMe tor Factory Pur
pone The Twia CIty Co
Tvo important meetings were held at
the rooms of the Rock Island Citizens'
Impiovement association last evening.
Ti e association first held an adjourned
session with President Jackson in the
chair to take action renting to the pro
posed land syndicate to secure a suitable
port on of the Davenport lands from the
presjnt owners to be devoted to manu
facturing purposes. The plan is to secure
an alvantageous site to offer as an induce
raent to factories gratis, while it is the
expt ctation to sell enough in lots sur
roui.ding each parcel so cisposed of to
male the enterprise a profitable one to
those interested in it. Heretofore those
who now hold the titles of these lands
hav-s, whenever approached on the sub
ject of disposing of so much as might be
nec ssary and desirable for factory loca
tior s, while expressing a willingness to
sell on a reasonable basis, have refrained
from making a figure, on the ground that
ther were no authorized persons with
whom to negotiate. It is to meet this
objection that a committee of the asso
ciai ion especially designated Tor the pur
pose has been workingfor several months
and last night that committee presented
its report through President Jackson,
naming as the committee of trustees:
E V" Hunt
W H Ferguson
B V nainberre
T J Medlil Jr
E h. Parmcn'er
J M Montgomery
A V Dart
C A Roue
S J Collins
H D Mack
On motion of J 11 . Buford the report
wis received and approved and the com
mittee to which the matter was originally
referred, together with those named,
authorized to open negotiations at once
with the land owners to the end that tbe
association may have factory sites to pre
sent to industries seeking location at the
earliest date possible.
Tbe move is a great one for Rock Isl
a:d. one of the most significant that has
ever been undertaken here and which
w.'.l result no doubt, in the vast fields of
wiste which have bemmtd in the' city
during all its existence, being thrown on
tie market and tbe opportunities which
huve been blocked in the past springing
icto thriving factories and pleasant
THE COLUMBIAN ESTEKl'RISK
Succeeding the meeting of the associa
tion, tbe general soliciting committees in
ciarge of furthering the Twin-City
Columbian pnject in Rock Island, held
a large and enthusiastic meeting, Chair
man Guyer presiding. In calling the
meeting to order Mr. Guyer spoke at
length on the progress of the work of
securing subscriptions in Rock Island so
far, spoke of how actively some of the
committeemen had taken hold of the
work assigned to them and how others
1 ad neglected it. There would be no
trouble about Rock Island's raising its
50,000 if proper and systematic efforts
were made to secure it. It mattered not
to Rock Island what Moline might t'o in
the matter. Rock Island had gone into
'.bis undertaking to succeed; it would
raise its $50,000 and more. Mr. Guyer
presented the work of the different corns
mittees so far. showing an aggregate of
30.0(H), and also submitted a plan of the
grounds from surveys made by Engineer
Pandock and drawings by Architect
Stauduhar. These plans, as explained by
Mr. Stauduhar, showed a half mile track
80 feet wide on the north side with 320
feet of ground to the south side and run
ning the entire length of the grounds,
east and west, .for buildings, etc.. it being
inteided that the ball park in summer and
skating surface in winter, be included
within tbe enclosure of the race track.
Mr. Stauduhar submitted a diagram of
an amphitheatre of handsome design,
and at tbe conclusion of his de
scriptive remarks which were very en
tertaiuing and comprehensive, Mr. Guyer
assured tbe committee that according to
Mr. Paddock's" figures there was abun
dance of room for tbe race track, con
trary to an objection to the grounds
which bad caused so many terrors to
M. M. Sturgeon, chairman of the com
mittee on canvassing the agricultural dis
trict reported having the work assigned
to his committee well in band, and being
attended by the most satisfactory results.
Mr. Sturgeon also stated that he bad
prepared for bia committee some figures
relating to traffic to and from the Daven
port fair which be would throw out to the
solicitors present. While the fair and
kindred attractions were located in Dav
enport. Rock Island had nevertheless
reaped a wonderful benefit. Not only
were all its hotels crowded, but one res
taurant man had told the speaker of how
he had been eaten out of house and home.
Every business man had had a corre
sponding gain. Mr. Sturgeon also pre.
sented an array of interesting figures
showing the effect of tbe attractions at
Davenport on traffic between tbe two
cities. The average trayel over the ferry
for instance was 5,000 a wee. During
fair week 4ast year it was 13,000. Street
car traffic on the bridge line the Saturday
oerore fair week last year was 640; Mon
day' "fair yreek it was 1.111; Tuesday,
1,870; Wednesday, 2.415: Thursdav. 6-
769; Friday. 7,733; Saturday. 3,091. a
ioiai or about 22.000 for the week , The
average daily number of foot passenger
over the bridge was 719; during every
day of the fair it amounted to 2.400. The
teams average 425 a day; fair week 2.000
a day went over tbe bripge. and all this
was Independent of what the Rock Island
road carried raw its special fair trains.
Speaking from the standpoint of profit
to the merchant, Mr. Sturgeon said if he
was a clothing merchant in Rock Island
he would take 50 shares of the stock and
if he had $100,000 to spare he would be
willing to risk it all in stock in the Co
lumbian association. He spoke also of
the advantages and location of the
grounds, over those of Davenport, situa
ted between two cities with all the lines
of railroads entering either running right
by them and reached .. by a double track
street railway, while the Davenport fair
was situated off on a single track, and
yet in two years the Davenport associa
tion had paid for its grounds and all ex
penses, amounting to $55.odD, and
a dividend besides. Yet the Twin-City
exposition could handle 10 people where
Davenport could one at a single fair, and
in addition to that have something going
on during tbe entire season.
' Tbe committees assigned to the house
to house cany ass, most of whom were
present, were instructed as to their work,
and tbe meeting adjourned with renewed
enthusiasm and interest in the project.
The old soclicitiag committees are not
superseded by the new ones, but are ex
pected to cooperate with them. Many of
the original committeemen have not yet
made a report to the general committee.
the i;ankkk"s daughter.
Hynteilona IMaaopearaaee tfaYoiaf
Eduly From Her Home In Wyonalnc.
Iowa a IVcoltar caoe.
Locksmith Charles Fiebig, Rock Isl
and's expert, returned last night from
Wyoming, Iowa, where he went for the
purpose of opening a safe in a bank there
to which the combination had been lost
in a rather peculiar way. About 12 or
14 years ago a number of orphans were
sent west from New York, as has been
the custom of tbe Educational Aid asso
ciation to do every year. Among the
girls sent to Iowa was one who was
adopted by R. B Somerby, a wealthy
banker of Wvomine. He educated her
and treated her as his own child and she
grew up to be a prepossessing young
lady. The banker died last January,
leaving the girl, who was known there
as Stella Somerby, an heir to his estate.
After his death Miss Somerby at once
took charge of the backing business and
conducted it until a week ago, when one
morning she took the train for Anamosa
and nothing has since been heard of her.
Tbe bank was closed and the mU sing
girl had tbe combination.
The directors of the bank tried in vain
to learn her whereabouts, and finally be
coming alarmed sent to this city for Mr.
Fiebig, who went to Wyoming and
opened the safe, which, except a few sil
ver coins, was found to be empty. What
is most singular about it ia the fact that
Miss Somerby owns more property in the
town than will make good what she took
from the bank. The case is indeed a
peculiar one, and the only explanation
that can be given is that the joung lady
has become timporarily deranged. All
efforts to get any trace of her have so
far been fruitless.
Harvelaua Horae Exhibition.
Dr. T. W. McGinn. V. S., the world's
champion of all horse trainers and tbe
envy of all competitors, will be in Dav
enport at Claus Grath'a hall. Three
horses are coming from Muscatine to be
handled and subdued. Dr. McGinn will
give 500 to any man that will groom a
mare owned by Dr. John Eade, V. S.,
that is coming from Muscatine to handle,
and the doctor will groom her or forfeit
$50; also give f 100 for any horse be fails
to handle. Bring all your horses in and
he will handle and educate them free of
charge. Matinee- Sunday afternoon.
Dr. McGinn will beat Davenport from
April 17 to May 30. Come and see his
exhibition. Admission 50 and 25 cents.
Tbe Sidney leaves St. Louis today for
The new boat, the .1 jS. Rutledge,
steamed up today.
The Mary Morton leaves Dubuque to
morrow afternoon for St. Louis.
The Abner Gile brought down 11
strings of logs and 2 of lumber.
The Pilot and Verne Swain pissed
thr- ugh the draw going each way.
The stage of the water was 6 . 65 at
noon, the temperature 51.
That Tirad Faaling
Is often the forerunner of serious illness,
which may be broken up if a good tonic
like Hood's Sarsaparilla is taken in sea
son. This medicine invigorates the kid
neys and liver to remove tbe waste from
the system, purifies tbe blood and builds
up the strength.
Constipation is caused by loss of the
peristaltic action of tbe bowels. Hood's
Pills restore this action and invigorate tbe
"The greatest cure oa earth for pain,"
SalyaUoa Oil; sing the refrain.
FLEW THE TOWN.
And How Does This Happen, Pray
3Ir. Searle ?
A Portion tit your Tomalley Crowd
Have Irfft laveniort With Less
Pomp Than Characterized
Their Farewell lo Koek
Once more, the tomalley.
When Tomalley & Co. left Rock Island
on the 22d of last March they took root
in Davenport. They rented three rooms
in the 1-story frame building at 827
west Third street, that city, and at once
began to manufacture tomallevs. Thev
carried on the practice of visiting saloons,
etc., as tbey had previously done on this
side of the river, but somehow thines
didn't come their way. Their quarters
consisted of three rooms, in which James
Beck and bis wife and child and two
young men who called themselves Albert
and Joseph Seeley made their home.
Business in the hot tomallev line
wasn't good in Davenport and nresentlv
James became tired of bis evening jaunts
n Bucatown, as the good people on that
ide of the river didn't seem to take
kind.y to this novelty in the way of a
lunch, and ono bright morning .ast week
James, of the house of B-.xk. disposed of
the greater part of his phrapherna!ia to
a second haiid man and a west oound
train took him and his famly to 'arts, as
laras The Argcs can ascertain, un
The Seeley boys, however. retiin;d
possession of the quarters, and as tbev.
of course, were lonesome in those three
large rooms all to themselves, and think
ing, perhaps, that lemale hands were nec
essary in the preparation of this luxury
in tbe way of food, they i rougbt Delia
Woo- b, a soiled iove of Davenport, to the
place, and the trio went merrilv on in tbe
tomalley business. But it was called toa
sue den halt oa Wednesday evening, when
some kind-hearted men in b.ue coats with
brass buttons took tbem np town in a
brifht wagon with cushioned seats and
locked them np in the police station.
They were brt ught before Justice LeClaire
and be in turn kim.lv gave Delia a week's
lodgings at the city's expense, and a'lowed
Messrs. Seeley 24 hours to shake Daven
port dust from off their feet, and the lat
ter lost no time in so doing. An Akgus
leparter visited the late scene of To
malley & Co's. operations in Davenport
this morning, and from the statements of
tbe neighbors, tbe joint was conducted in
about tbe same manner as the one that
Rock Island was fortunate in losing.
i' A lady who resides next door to where
the tomalley establishment was located,
stated to the reporter this morning that
it was a filthy place. She also stated
that tbe place bad not been cleaned out
from the time they moved in until after
the last of the gang had moved out.
Ladies can buy tbe best $3 shoe in the
city at tbe Boston.
to aelect from. Why jiay 40 cents
to SI. 00 fnr which yon can
get lor lu cents at
C. C. TAYLOR,
1717 Sccot d Avenue.
To call your attention to a few facts:
Your eTesicht la pricelesd the eye need good
care : Improper spectacle- are it iurioun. ynu
ahould l ot triift your eyesight- to lrre-poiivihie
peddlers of cheap fpectaele.
H D. FOLSOM
1- a Practical Optician, ai d will taVe pains to
properly fit your eyea for eery dafect of vision
and will guarantee a perfect fit in every cae.
If the lines in this diamond figure do not
appear equally black in all the different
meridians, it indicates -a defect of sight
that caues nervous head-ache and should
ie corrected at oci. Kyes Unted free.
H 6. FOLSOM,
Jeweler and Optician.:'
irWiprtMw.lIMMl.Mri H ('irta.lta.ktMMtflai
n I h -KiMMil .iU, Emm, Mlut te u.
Tinware And Hotjsic
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
Help us make room at
Central Shoe Store.
Men's Hip and Sporting Boots
" Short Boots
" . Buckle Arctics
" 8. A. Alaskss
" Imitation Sandals (Rubbers)
" 8. A. " "
" S. A. Clogs
Women's Croquet Rubbers
Childs ". ,
Bovs' Rubber Boots
" Dull Finish Overs '
These are " all first quality goods. Seconds are 1 0
per cent cheaper.
Harper House Block,
Watch for ProL HirscMerg,
He will be at Thomas' Drugstore
April 7th, 8th and 9th. Three days only.
Come and have your Eyes tested free and spec
tacles properly fitted and adjusted by a practical ex
CgfNo case too complicated for us.
T. H. Thomas,
Druggist and Optician.
We cannot reach all, but hope to reach jouby this :
advertisment Respectfully,. "
UIUTDERHIIiL. & GLASS, :
PROPRIETORS OF ' t ; .
If you are hungry give us a call at 1611 Second avnue,
next door east of Loosley's crockery store.
A fresh line of tobacco and cigars always on hand.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor eMid. Bu.ild.er,
Office and Shop Comer Seventeenth 8V.
and Seventh Avenue,
"All kinds of carpenter work a specialty.
MARBLES for this sale:
8 American agates for lc
10 chimes for lc
BALLS Rattlers 5c
Champion, a regular 15c ball 10c
Boy's dead ball 15c
SEEDS Garden Seeds 3 for 5c
Flower Seeds 4c
PENCIL BOX This is a new box
with combination lock, no keys to
get lost, onlj 10c
Rice Root Scrubs this week 8c.
, TJIE FAIR,
1703 Second Ave.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
1703 and 1705 Second avenue. Telephone No. 121 .
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
and Shoe Sale !
: Rock Island.
Plana and estimates for all kinds of baildlaav
Our line of Easter Novelties ia bow
complete. L. Prang & Co.. are keeping
up their reputation in choice booklet
and cards. ...
Our assortment of Easter Celluloid
Novelties is similar to those wo bad in
Valentines, and onlv have to be seen to
be appreciated. Tbey are all finished
with the emblems suggestive of the day.
N. B. You are invited to call and see