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THEPABGUS, SATURDAY," APBIL 30, 1898.
PRIDE III THE POLICE,
Rock Island Blue Coats Meet With
Merited Expressions of
thit nzs up nr great sh&fe.
ParsleaUy They Tali the Cake, Bat In
MMtmnt ths Depsrtn.rat to Also
up to the Htaadard of the Best-A
Timely Ordlaanee Baccested far the
ROCK ISLAND'S present police
force is of a truth one of the
finest. Mention was made in
The Aercs the other day of the ex
predion of approbation that came
from the people of this city and of a
complimentary nature that were
vouchsafed by outsiders on the ap
pearance of the line of blue coat that
led the Wood
men day parade.
The size of the
It. the disci
pline preserved I
in the way they ft i
- i -i IP . t
not only in the
but in their cmar j. n. pksuib.
hearing ns a whole, all these contrib
uted to an appearance that made Rock
Island proud. While there hare been
some exceptions, Mayor Mcdill's
two administrations hare wit
nessed the selection of men for
his police force first of all
physically qualified for their posi
tions. I'he mayor has gone after liiir
men as a rule, and he has trusted to
his chief to do the rest. He has not
lieen disappointed in the latter re-
Be't in either selection. The ap-jx-arancc
of the police, their Waring
and the manner in which they are
nniiornieii, contribute quite as much
to the impression a city makes on the
inimls of stramrers as anv index that
can be furnished them of the idea of
the people of the essentials to a first-
class up to date city
It should always be a requirement
that Irrespective of the changes that
may lie made with the incoming of
new administrations that a certain
standard of size lie fixed for the pa
trolmen, and an ordinance should lie
passed to that effect. It is just as
easy to get competent men physi
cally equipped as smaller ones, ami
then with a proper uniform line duty
incumbent upon the star wearer is
discharged. Chairman Whet-Ian, of
the police committee, has paid par
ticular attention to the matter of uni
forms the past year, and the same
will be done the
The Argus 'feels
. I - - V- t
Pi uie iormer cmei
7 as little attention
was paid as pos-
t Js.J sible to the ques-
JjSX t'on ' uniforms.
In winter a lg
car. EC-Kino. worn ana in sum
mer no attempt wm made to distin
guish the coat or style from ordinary
bine coats other than the brass but
tons. The change is therefore hearti
ly to lie approved.
Not All In Appearance.
But Chief Pender does not consider
the question of appearance all that is
required, ranch as is the attention
paid to this feature. He, with the
aid of Sergeant Archer, has estab
lished a record not only of the rou
tine of daily happenings, bnt in keep
ing' a systematic memorandum of
every doenment that comes into the
office, looking out for criminals,
whether they come this way or not,
and this is preserved for future 'refer
ence, whenerer such reference may
be desired. The department, in fact,
is run in accordance with metropoli
tan regulations, and the police sys
tem of Kock Island today is in all
resjects one of the liest Rock Island
has erer had the good fortune to be
A critical audience of tri-city mu
sical people attended the recital at
Library hall. Davenport, last evening,
given by August Hyllested. the cele
brated Danish pianist. The enter
tainment was indeed an artistic one,
and brought forth storms of applause
at frequent intervals from the audi
ence. Jur. HvllesteU has recently re
turned from fcurope, where he played
liefore the royal courts of England,
Germany, Russia and Denmark. He
was the preceptor of Mrs. J. L. Mur
Dhv. of this citv.
Mr. Hvllested was entertained by
Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Murphy, of this
city, while here.
At the Geneva conference to arrange inter
national disputes there was strenuous advo
cacy on tbe part of the United States and
other powers In favor of the settlement of na
tional differences as to boundaries, port cus
tum duties, etc.. by an international court and
not hy tbe bloody arbitrament of war. But
like many other subjects, reasonable enough
In their orlitfn. it has died out of men's minds.
Eiut there is a theme of comment, and that is
the incomparable fine effects of Hostctter's
Stomach Hitters in cases of dyspepsia. Not
does the world and his wife comment less fav
orable upon the excellent effects of the Bitters
in cases of chills and fever, rheumatism, ner
vous and kidney complaints and constipation.
MANY ARE REJECTED,
Result of the Medical Examina
tion at Camp Tanner.
80ME OF OUS B0T8 AMOHG TEEM.
8ad Scene When the Soldiers are In
formed That They Are Nut Competent
for Duty on the Battlefield One of Them
Wants te Flgkt-Strk-t Guard Kept at
the Gate at Night.
f) AMP TANNER, Springfield. April
29. The preliminary medical
examination conducted here has
had disastrous effect on the military
ambitions of many of the soldiers
gathered here awaiting orders to
serve the government on the battle
field. Men were rejected from nearly
every regiment, and most any day
several of the members of Company
A may be expected home. The boys
were sufficiently strong so far as p"a
triotism goes." but the physicians
shook their beads when they inquired
into ineir pnysicial makeup.
A more rigid examination is ex.
pected when the surgeon detailed by
the war department, sets to work in
the ranks, and there is a likelihood
that others of us who have thus far
escaped will be cast aside, and in
strut-ted to march homeward.
It was a sad sight to witness the
departure from camp of many of the
boys who came here, their "breasts
heaving full of patriotism, and anx
ious for a chance to undergo the
trials, hardships and dangers of war,
in order to assert their Americanism
A private in the 2d regiment
grew indignant when reiected, and
declared his ability to fight any man
on the grounds. He said a bullet
would not kill him any quicker than
any other man. He said bethought
the government wanted fighters.
A strict guard is kept on the big
gate to keep the boys from sneaking
to tne city tiuring the night and hav
ing a little time to dispel the monot
ony ot camp life. One hundred have
already lieen landed in the guard
house for violations. At midnight
last night a delegation of 30, full of
rye ami shouting, were captured.
Mustering Them Into I'ncle Ham's Service.
Springfield, 111., April 30. Lieut.
Cole, ah cavalry U. S. A., enlisting
and mustering officer appointed for
Illinois, has arrived and will liegin
mustering troops into the service of
the gorernment at once.
Real Estate Deals.
Reidy Bros, have closed the follow
ing real estate deals: (Jeorge Schnei
der to John Grogan, 2-story brick
saloon building, corner Twenty-sec
ond street and Fourth avenue. $6,000:
Mayer Rosen field to John Welch, lot
on Thirtieth street ' and Seventh ave
nue. 1.000: Fred Runge to J. St.
John. 81 acres in South Heights,
13.100; John Welch to Maver Rosen-
held, property on corner of Tenth
street and Fourth avenue, Moline,
The Winona was in port.
The packet (juincy passed up.
The Cyclone came down with 16
strings of logs.
The water is stationary at 4:70:
the temjieratnre oil the bridge at
The Satellite and Pilot came down.
and the Lady Grace. Will Davis, Satel
lite, Weyerhauser. Brockmann and
Satellite passed up.
The United States snag lioat Gen
eral Barnard left for the upper Missis
sippi yesterday, Capt David Tipton is
in command. Si. Louis Republic.
The. water is stationary at St. Paul
Rock Island, Des Moines Rapids and
Keokuk, is falling at Reed's Landing,
La Crosse and St. Louis, and is rising
at Red Wing. North McGregor, Du
buque and Le Claire. The official
forecast is that in the next 48 hours
the river will rise slightly from Du
buque to Rock Island.
SODril B EIGHTH HAPPENINGS.
South Heights. April 80. Miss Lou
Sterens is visiting relatives here.
Miss Alice Irv in left for her home
in Molierly. Mo.. Friday evening.
Miss Lillie Winter. of Hampton,
spent Thursday with relatives here.
. Mr. and Mrs. McConnell and baby,
of Bowling, sjient Wednesday with
Mrs. H. K. Walker.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Montgomery
welcomed a little girl to their home
last Monday. They now have three
boys and one girl.
Mrs. J. Hanna left for Chicago
Wednesday morning, lieing called to
the bedside of her daughter, Mrs.
Kirk land, who is quite sick there.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Bailey drove up
to Henry county last Saturday and
had a pleasant visit with W. J." Irvin
and family, returning Sunday even
Little Otto Got t sch, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Gottsch, met with a serious
accident last week. He was trying to
get out of the way of a frightened
horse, but could not do so, and the
horse stepped on him. breaking' his
arm. He is getting along nicely.
Jury Derides Wlllard Colgrove Incapable
of Hand I ing Hi Affairs.
Fred Osborn. of Barstow. has been
appointed by Judge Adams as con
servator of the estate of Willard Col
grove, in accordance with the recom
mendation of a jury in the county
court yesterday. The jury, which
was composed of Dr. J. F. Myers, W.
A. Hubbard. W. L. Nichols. John W.
Herbert, Max Taxman and J. J. Tax
uiau. also found that Colgrove was
mentally distracted and incompetent
to transact his affairs.
Watch Tower Opea for Heaaoa.
The first liand concert of the season
will lie given at the. Watch Tower to
morrow afternoon and evening,
weather permitting. The Inn and
grounds are now oiien to the public.
aud cars run to the Watch Tower
every 20 minutes. Everything ready
for picnics and dancing parties. ()r
der suppress by telephone.
The Elephant Corps.
An English newspaper, in an article
on tbe Siamese army, says: "In one re
spect tne Maniese army is superior to
every other, aud that is in its elephant
corps. Light hundred of these animals,
which are stronger, though smaller.
man tnose ox India, are organized into
a special corps, commanded by a retired
Anglo-Indian officer, aud their heads.
trunks aud other vulnerable parts are
protected ugaiutt bullets by iudia rub
A Life for AO Cents.
Many lx-ople have lieen cured of
kidney diseases by taking a 50 cent
bottle of Foley's Kidney Cure. Sold
by T. II. Thomas.
Subscrilie for The Akucs.
A Costly Dish.
"Oh, mamma, do Christiana eat
preachers just like the cannibals do?"
"Why, uo, my child. What put that
notion mto yonr head?
"I heard Mrs. Dcckon 6ay this morn
ing that she was going to have her niin
ister for lunch." Brooklyn Life.
Vulgar Shirt Sleeves.
In an article describing the women's
billiard room of tho Waldorf-Astoria
hotel tho Loudon Globe says: "If a man
should be so bold as to remove his coat,
an attendant instantly bauds him i
lounge jacket All present ehut their
eyes and do not open them again until
tbe ringing of a bull announces that the
ibirt sleeves have been covered.'
Many of the fruits and vegetables
now eaten in England were almost un
known to our forefathers. Not until
Henry YIU's time were there either
rasDberries or strawberries or cherries
grown in England, aud we do not read
of the turnip, cauliflower and quince
being cultivated before the sixteenth
century or tbe carrot before the seven
The thieves of Great Britain steal
aboot $40,000,000 worth of property
Experience teaches tbe impor
tance of special care of the health.
And fixed among the impor
tant principles of hygiene and health ts
the acknowledged necessity of a good
Just as firmly established by the ex
periences of millions of people, is the
positive fact that Hood's Sarsaparilla
is " far and away " the best blood puri
fier and spring medicine ever produced.
The necessity is found in the im
pure condition of the blood at this
season, owing to the close confine
ment and breathing vitiated air in of
fice, store, shop, house, schoolroom
or factory ; excessive eating and drink
ing too rich and hearty food; late
hours and social indulgences. With
the blood thus thick aud impure, the
machinery of life grinds hard.
Hood's Sarsaparilla purifies, vital
izes and enriches the blood, builds up
and strengthens the nerves and tones
the stomach. It oils up the machinery
ot the whole body ; the liver takes up
its work anew, the kidneys resume
activity, the ache goes out of the back,
the bowels are regulated, the appetite
restored, the food is relished and as
Don't wait till too. are thoroughly
sick before you begin to take a Spring
Lock the door before the horse is
Take Hood's Sarsaparilla now as a
preventive and it will pay you a thou
sand fold in health and strength through
the coining summer.
"We always take amnl bottles ot
Hood's BarsaparUJa la oar family ancy
print as a tonle and blood partner and
we Bad that It OTeroomea that tired leel
Ing civet new lit, and keeps as well all
ammer." Wm. KaiaEL BU 6th Art
Excotlont Spring Medicine.
"For number of years I have taksa
Hood's Sarsaparilla la tbe spring , not for
any particular ailment, but oa general
principle, that the system needs a tonle
at this time, and I have always found
Hood's Sareeparilla a most excellent
spring medicine.' Hixov Hi mutts.
Engineer, Potlatowa, Pennsylvania.
That Tlrod Fooling.
I was Iron bled with that tired feeling
all tbe spring. 1 porefcaaed three bottles
of Hood's Sarsaparilla, and when I had
taken about halt of It I was feeling well
again. 1 believe Hood's BarsaparllU to be
an excellent blood purifier and tonle."
M las Or E. lfoBOAM, Bnaey, Illinois.
Build up the Health.
"We take Hood's Sarsaparilla as a
tonic In the spring. Two of onr children
had tonatlttis and their blood was In
bad condition, nood's Sarsaparilla built
them up, and we have taken It again this
spring with much benefit." Mas. P. 1L
Cahooic, Pleassnt Lake, Maes.
N. B. It yon decide to take Hood's
Sarsaparilla do not be induced to boy
anything else instead. There la ao sab
stltate for Hood's.
Sold by all druggists, f 1, six for 15. Prepared only by
C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. Tbe One True Blood Purifier.
They overcome Wsakneae,
irnsuwiij ana omission.
sass Tifor ana mnixa
.as ot menstruation."
ie are I41 Saver
arris at womanhood. alsV
.ly'thrm. Cannot do harm life berom- a pleasure, f I aerbex srsasIL WoU sf
r aratiwa. UK. MUTT S CttElUCAX. CO., Cloralaad, Obi.
tB.lnr development of oryan and body
For sale by M. F. Bahnsen. druggist, cor. Fourth" At. and Twentieth St.
NO SUCH OPPORTUNITY as this has ever been
presented to the people of the Tri-Cities. Every
thing in the mammoth stock, covering (our large
floors and basement, will go nothing is reserved.
PRICES will have no bearing on values -the object is
to sell the stock at once, and to do this prices
will be made accordingly.
DID YOU EVER attend an adjuster's sale? If you
have you recognize this rare opportunity. If
you have not don't fail to attend this one you
will always remember it.
POX T NEGLECT to be on hand on the opening
day and secure the choice of the bargains. You
won't want them all, but you can secure the
choxe by coming early. V.
REMEMBER THE DATE AND HOUR !
- EXTRA ORPIN AR Y
The Entire Mammoth Stock of
Furniture, Carpets and Praperles,
of Chas. Hill, 317 West Second St.,
Pavenport, Recently Damaged by Fire,
Will be Sold by
Peckham, Flags Peckham, Chicago,
SATURDAY. MAY 7th. 1898.
AT 10 O'CLOCK A. M.
DATE AND HOUR!
i Special Rules
I of This
S Great Sale!
DON'T NEGLECT THIS
Si In yiew of the unheard of Low S
J Prices at which this Stock will lie P-J
k d'rHpoticd of the following rules will fh p2
le in force: g pj
First-i-The purchaser must erniit V
3 us to deliver the gixids within 24 S CS
hours after purchase. Cl5'
J Second Terms strictly rash.
Si Third In no event will there I S
any deviation from price marked on p"X
Peckham, Flaoo & Peckham. yj
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iav 317 West Second Street' ' I :
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