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WAIT'S BIG SHIPMENTS
He is the Heaviest Stock Dealer in
The Ureal Rnrlt Island County Ship
per Ieeribe by One Who Knows
r Htm ItnslnFM Transaction
"You may not know it. bat I know
whereof I epsak. and I base my assert
tions on observation and experience of
matiY years' standing, when I say tha
Rock Island county ships more stock
than any oiher county or section in the
country, birring of course, Texas
cattle. The little town of
Reynold out here has more
shipping of hogs and cattle than any
other place in the United States, and
Meigs Wait is the man who does tbe
business. He is today the biggest ship
per in the United States."
Tbe speaker was E. Q. McCurdy, of
McCurdy & Company, of the great south
aide stock" yards of Chicago, who had
just returned with his family from a visit
to Mr. Wait at Reynolds, and was on bis
way home to Chicago. He was con vers
ing wtib a party of friends, including an
Argus scribe, when the remarks at
tributed to him were made.
"Why, ! gentlemen." he continued.
"it is nothing to see Mr. Wait ship five or
six car loads of stock a day, and his
yearly sales will tun into pretty close to
half a million. And yet nobody knows
it. He never says anything about it, but
goes right along attending to business,
but knows wbkt he is about. We have
handled his business for years and I
want to Sly to you there is no stockman
n the market in Chicago better known
C-r more universally esteemed than Meigs
"By the way, did you ever go out to
his place at Reynolds? I have just come
from there, and it is a perfect revelation
in horticulture. He has at least four
acres in flowers, including five or six
hundred plants. He takes great pride in
their cultivation, acd it is a pleasure to
visit him, not only to partake of his gen
erous hospitality, but to see his beautiful
home, his stock farm and his flower gardens."
Democratic ward caucuses tonight.
Look in W. R. Johnson's window for
glow Business will not be allowed to
drag at McCabe Bros.
Take advantage of tbe sala prices in
jewelry at Will R. Johnson's.
W. S. Winning of Carbou Cliff was in
the city a few hours on Saturday.
Mrs. H. B. Sudlow and children have
returned from Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Cut prices in the underwear depart
ment this week at McCabe Bros.'
Miss Kate Collins of Oeneseo is visit
ing friends in the city for a few days.
Genuine brilliant black lisle hose,
white soles, 27c a pur as a flyer this week
at McCabe Bros'.
Some cuts on muslin this week that
mean business), and lots of business at
Hon. E. W. Hurst leaves for the east
Wednesday morning to meet his wife on
her return from Europe.
W. B. Foulke.of New Orleans. is in the
city visiting at the residence of George
Cash, on Eighth avenue.
Secure your tickets for the Peoria ex
cursion on Sunday. Aug. 28. Fare,
$1 50 for the round trip.
Excursion to Peoria next Sunday.
Fare. ft. 50 for the round trip. Get
your tickets before Friday.
Bo"ks. Arriving at McCabe Bros.' a
lot of 12 mo. cloth bound fiction, poets,
proae. history, etc., at 11c per volume.
Tbe Misses Maggie Maroney and Lottie
Rosenfield leave this evenlDg for Wyan
ctte on a two weeks' visit to friends.
J. H. Kane, formerly with the C. B.
& Q. here and now located in Chicago,
was in the city yesterday, accompinied by
If McCabe Bros, are willing to lose
one hundred or two dollars this week,
you'll be ahead if you get into the pro
McCabe Bros, will close but a lot of
ladios fancy satine Windsor ties, at 8
cents a piece; a lot of men's four-in-hand
. and Teck scarfs at 10 cents each.
Will WaaliHtrum has gone to Oquawka
to join Gus Miller, Jr.'s dramatic organi
zation, which makes its debut for the
coming season at thut city.
In token of respect to the late Louis
May. the grocery formerly conducted by
him and now owned by M. Arnold will
be closed tomorrow morning from 9
o'clock until noon.
Tbe Young People's society of the
united i'resbvterian church will give a
lawn social for the benefit of the church
on the lawn of Mr. J. D. Warnock, No.
413 Second street, tomorrow evening.
Refreshments will be served.
Fred Hass hes determined to erect a
handsome house on Seventeenth street
and Eighth avenue, to contain about
nine or ten rooms, and will be modern in
all its appointments and conveniences. He
expects to rent it.
Everts Commandery was the best ad
vertised, and advertised its city better
thin any of the commanderies attending
the Denver conclave. The Sir Knights pre
sented Sir Knight Mack with a beautiful
diamond Templar riDg while at Manitou
in token of their appreciation of his ener
gies in tbeir behalf, in the matter of rail
D. Roy Bowlby has returned from La-
Crosse. He is improving gradually from
the effects of the hemorrhages of the
stomach with which he was attacked a
the time of his arrival there. Mr. Bowl-
by was first taken with a paroxism, and
in tbe exertion he brought on the hem
orrbage. It was an unusual case, and
one that came very nearly resulting fa
ine ltocslord Construction company
has generously donated the brick for the
basin of tbe center fountain in Garnsey
Square and the West Ead Improvement
association has adopted resolutions ex
pressing its thanks and appreciation of
In attempting to send in a police alarm
on Saturday afternoon someone got tbe
keys mixed and sent in a fire alarm from
box 51. Tbe fire department turned out
and tbe mistake was then discovered. It
was caused by trouble at Trost's saloon
on Twenty-second street, but when tbe
police arrived the combatants bad all de
Organization of the Tri-City Printing
& Publishing company was effected Sat
urday at Uaven port, with a
capital stock of $6,0,0. Tbe in
corporators acd officers are: J
Mullen, president; William Purse, treas
urer; J. J. C. Puree, and Francis A. B
Huot secretary. Before long the new
corporation promises the first number of
Tri-Citv Chat, a weekly social piper.
Mrs. Louis May arrived from Europe
last night accompanied by Henry Heins-
furter and E'i Mosenfelder who joined
her in New York on her sad homecom
ing with ber husband's remtins. Abe
May of Grand Rapids and Jacob May of
Frankf rt, Mich., arrived lsst night also
The remains of Mr. May reached the
citv this afternoon, and the interment
takes place from the late home of the de
ceased, on Eighteenth street, tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock.
Sadie the 7 year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James Fleming of 525 Brady
street Davenport, Saturday, attempted to
light a gasoline stove and the blaza set
her dress on fire and the child screaming
with agony and her clothes aflime dashed
about the room until the attention of her
mother in another part of the houso was
attracted and in smothering the flames
that were enveloping her child, Mrs
Fleming's bands were seriously burned
Tbe chill's injuries were found tobs vry
serious and painful.
Tbe Kock Island and Molina delegates
to the state convention of the republican
league clubs at Springfield, Messrs. How
ard Wells. W. A. Hubbard. II. Darling,
W. P. Quayle. G. W. Gamble. B. C
Keator. W. H. Carpenter, P. S. Mc
Gljnn, and II. Kobler have returned. W
P. Quiyle and Miss Webster of Mon
mouth were elected delegates to the na
tional convention of league clubs at Buf
falo, Sept. IS, and Miss Jennie C. Mitch
ell of Monmoth and M. W. Porter of Ale
A. II. Thompson states that he was
ol in it with the other restaurants in
the circm day gouge. Thompson says
he was glad enough to get 25 cents, and
hai no disposition take advantage of
the crowd and r-iiae the ede to 35 cents,
although asked to do it. The Argus
was told a'- three d fferent restaurants
that all had gone into the pool to raise
the price, but it there are some who
held out The Argus is clad to know it
There is no disposition to criticise busi
ness methods of any of our .'justness me
but it deprecates the appearance of any
thing calculated to hurt the city as a
whole, such as the banding together of
any class to charge increased rates on an
occasion when there are crowds in the
city would contribute to doing.
Two asalloon Aaeen.lana,
Miss Rosa May, tbe aeronaut. made two
balloon ascensions from Vandruff's island
yesterday afternoon. which was witnessed
by thousands of people at the Tower. In
the first ascension Bliss May attained
dizzy height of 2,000 feet, but when she
attempted to cut loose it was found im
possible to do so, owing to the ropes hav
ing become entangled before the balloon
started, and there was nottmg to do bnt
stay with the balloon until it came down
This she did, landing near the old watch
factory safely. An hour later she mad
anotter ascension and successful leap,
landing near the toll gate.
Miss Rosa will make an ascension from
the island opposite the tower Wednesday
afternoon when Bleuer's band will be
attendance and in the evening
be customary illuminations.
"Tired all lha Tims."
is complaint of many poor mortals, who
Know not wbere to find relief. Hood's
Sirsaparilla possesses just those elements
or siren etn wbicn you so earnestly crave.
it wm build you up, give vou an appetite
Birenginen your stomach and nervei. Try
uood s ills act especially uoon the
uver. rousing u irom torpidity to its
natural duties, cure constipation and
juane s r amuy Medicine moves
the bowels each day. Most people need
to use it.
TIMS UA1LY AR8US delivered at your door
m. every ereni nif lor ltc per wee.
if abil ty lor a permanent position: call at suite
intelligence and business
3, McUnlioagb block, Davenport, Iowa.
WANTED A situation in private family by an
Englishman, willin ; to make himself neiul
ana accustomed to horses; address Too. Catter
all, 3j3 a?t Third street, Davenport, Iowa.
Notice of Dissolution.
Notice is hereby given thut the firm
heretofore existing under the name of
Griffin fc KeaUDg, is dissolved bv mu-
ual concent, V. B. Griffin continuing in
tbe business, assuming ail liabilities, and
all outstanding accounts are payable to
him. W. B. Griffin.
Mr. J.C. Jones, of Fulton, Ark., says cf
auoui ten years ago l con-
tractea a severe case of blood
poison, leading physicians prescribed
medicine alter medicine, wfcicn 1 took
without any relief. 1 also tried mere n
rial and potash remedies, with u::s:;o
cessful results, but which brought en n:
made my life one of atronv. After suf
ering four years I gave up all rt medics
and commenced using S. S. S. Alter
taking oevoral bottles, I was entirely
en rod and able to resume work.
is the greatest modicino for
blood poisoning to-dav on
Treatise on Tlorxl and Rltfn TMviup tnjtnrf
tree. Swift Si-ecu io Co.. Atlanta.
JOTIOE TO CONTRACTORS - '
Sealed proposals will be rece'ved at the office of
J. v. Barrett, city clerk or the e ty of Sterling.
Ill nois. np to 0 o'clock p. m. of Monday, Sept. 5.
18',1-Z. for furnishing materials and doinir the work
of paving Third street in said city of 8'erlinjj
fro -n Third avenue to B avenue. The work will
comprise approximately the following:
iz,i square yaras oririt paving (.i.ore or less).
4.4'X) lineal feet of curbing (more or less).
"SO tabic yards stone retaining walls (more cr
Sewer, iris and water connections to all lots
where such com. ect ions have not already been
The whole of the work to be completed on or
before Nov, 1. 18!tt
Specifications and blank forms for bida can be
obtained npon application to J, F, Barretr, city
clerk, and plans may bs seen at the office of W ,
F, Palmer, superintendent of streets,
Eich bill must be accompanied bv a certified
check for the earn of five l.nndred dollars, paya
ble to the order of Hon. A. 11. Hershey, mayor
which check will be forfeited to the city of Ster
ling in the event that any bidder, or bidders shall
fail n txecnte properly a contract, with good and
su ticient sureties, if (awarded the contract; oth
erwise to H; returned to the bidder.
Payment foi the work will be made partly in
script, bear ilk out j.cr cent interest after let. 1,
i he bids will be opened and r art publicly at
the meet rpof the citycotinci' atS o'clock p. m.
-ept. 5. 8:ri and the roun il reserves the riht to
reject any or all bi.i for any reason it may deem
By order of the city council of the city of Ster
Chairman Street and A. Icy Committee. Ster- I
line. 111., Anp. 19,1.
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1615 and 1617 Hecond Avenue.
New styles of
Don't get frightened,
Not a day too soon to think
.About buying blankets.
We propose to have an
Early Blanket Sale
Az,z. kinds of Blankets,
Cheapest to best,
Sanitary, Plaid etc.
To make an event worth talk
ing about we will sell 100
pairs of Blankets inj
Soft Sanitary Grey for
$2.50 a Pair.
You have paid $3.50
For no better
Specially Low prices
On other grades.
Buy this week
And save money.
Our new Pall Dress Goods
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
D. ROY BOEBY'S.
1726 Second Ave.
-Base Ball Headquarters. -
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
Alwavs on han.l the finest brands of domestic
and impor-jd cicars. All brand of tob 'ceo.
The score of ail .he ball games will be received
L. QLOCKHOPF, Frop.,
18r8 Second ve
1525 and 1527
124, 126 and 128
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took th Mo.i100f
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice TirRnt. an laant nonn
Set like those I have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keens honsn
finish Fire Sets and Irons. '
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal and very one
guaranteed. These are all good things to buy at Christmas or
any other time. Come in and see how much I have to show vou
that is useful and novel in housekeeping goods.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
The Biggest Cut Of Ml. - -
As we near the goal of Summer we are more forcibly imnresqed .
" with the necessity of reducing our stock previous to receiving our
enormous all wnicn is now under process ot manufac
ture. We are determined to clear the greatest portion of our stock
at next to nothing prices.
Too many Hats.
Too many Suits.
Too many Pantaloons,
Too many Negligee Shirts.
Too much Underwear.
Fatten your Purse by assisting us to reduce stock and secure space.
. & K
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard
Best Equipped Clothing and Shoe House in Rock Island county.