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Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken u it is pleasant
and refreshing to tlie'tastf, and acts
pently yet promptly ou the Kidney,
Liver and Bowels, clean-s the sys
tem effectually," dispels colds, head
aches auI fevers and curt 3 habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its LirM ever pro
duced, pleasing t the t.ns :e and ac
ceptahje to I lie stomach, prompt in
its action and truly b?nefeial 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.
Syrup t.f F"igs is for sile in 50c
and SI bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on Land will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not siccept aDy
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
IOWSVIUE. KY. kcw ORK. H.f.
C. C. TAYLOR,
First door east of I oth'oji c)ih
Statuary Given Away.
Probably that happens at
almost every wedding; and if it
doesn't, it's a good plan to
buy one or two pieces for
the mantel piece, the center
table, or the corner bracked you
don't know just how to fill tip.
I have several pieces of
Florentine statuary, not at all
bad, which I am oifering at
very much reduced prices; and
some larger prices, aleo.
G. M Ljosley.
1609 Second Avenue.
$200.00 and Upward
For sale, aecured on land worth fro a three to five
times the amount or the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi-annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. W. H JKST,
-Attobjtet at Law
Rooms 8 and 4 Masonic. Temple.
- - ROCK If LAND, ILL.
J. E. REIDY,
Will buy, sell and manage propel iron commis
sion. Collect ront and pays taxi s. Care and
management of property eolicied, Bep- ,
resents soma of the most reliable
Insurance Comnaniei lit the
1803 Second Avenue,
Hoppe's Tailor Shop.
GAGGED AND ROBBED.
Tough' Experience of Postmaster
- Eeede, of Andalusia.
SEVEN HOURS OF ECTESSE AGOXr.
HI Office Entered Saturday Miht
by Tw Strangers, Whe tand
biz aad Bind Him aa Rob
Hi Mare ofS300.
The postofflce at Andalusia, wag en
ierea oy two masked burglars at It
o'clock Saturday night. Postmaster R.E
neeae was knocked down, gagged and
bound band and foot. Toe intruders
then opened the safe in the presence of
the postmaster, took $200 in money and
$100 in postage stampj and decamped.
ine postmaster was found unconscious
early yesterday morning by his wife. He
was still helpless and would soon have
died from exhaustion had his wife not ap
peared, and with the aid of others whom
she summoned, applied restoratives. Mr.
Reede was considerably better at last ac
counts, but could not give much of a de
scription of the men, being near-sighted,
though he told in detail the cireumstan
ces of the robbery.
Mr. Reede had been dt-ttined at his
office later than usual Siturday night
haviDg attended a G. A. R. meeting in
the evening, and at about It o'clock there
came a knock at the door. Unsn'snecU
ingly he opened the door and almost
simultaneously he was felled to the floor.
having been struck in the forehead with
something like a sandbag. He was not
deprived of consciousness, however, and
struggled to regain his feet, but the in
truders were too much for him. and hav
ing made ample preparations before hand,
they seized him and placing through his
mouth a stick which seemed to have been
designed for the purpose and which held
his tongue close to the roof of his mouth.
they made ist by pieces of string
fastened at either end and tied
together at the back of his head.
Then binding his hands and feet
they went to the safe and thoroughly over
hauled its contents. They found two
50-dollar bills and some other money,
amounting in all, to $200 of the personal
property of Mr. Reede and also about
$100 in stamps. The scamps then left.
Mr. Reede, in the mesttime, suffered
untold agony. He was powerless to
move or to utter a sound loud enough to
be heard at any distance and he finally.
he does not known when, became un
conscious. He had been seven hours in j
his torturous pos:tion. when his wife j
found him. He lives not far awav I
and his wife awakening early Sunday
morning and fie ding that he had not
reached home, went to the poBtoffice and
made the discovery given above.
Two men, strangers to everybody in
the village, had been in town for a day or
two. They arrived in a canoe shaped
boat, and as they have been missing, they
were undoubted y the perpetrators of the
outrage. No trace has yet been found.
but the men probably crossed the river
immediately after the crime to Buffalo,
and took a late tram on the Rock Island
road east. This seems to be the most
plausible theory although the fact that
the boat has not been discovered has led
some to believe they went on down the
river. This is hardly likely.though, as it
would be the easiest way possible to lead
to capture. There is also a prevailing
impression that they came up the river;
if so they have not yet hove into sight.
and they will be accorded the proper at-
tention when they do.
OUR FIRE SYSTEM.
The Volunteers Elect Ofllrera-A Paid
Department to bs rtabltshed .Vent
The annual election of the Rock Island
volunteer fire department was held Satur
day night and resulted in the choice of
C. W. Baker for chief and A. F. Greaser
From what can be learned from
talks with the aldermen, Rock Isl
and will have a first-class depart
ment as soon as the incoming municipal
body gets faiily to work, or as soon as
the approp nations for the next year can
be made. The new engiae house on flat
iron square, besigned and built last season
with the single end in view, of establish
ing a paid service, is practically ready for
occupancy, but the city,' of course, would
not think of entrusting it to the keeping
of a volunteer chief or volunteer firemen.
The city will inaugurate the new build
ing with a paid service such as can be
held responsible for its work. The days
of the volunteer fire department in Rock
Island are numbered.
The report of Mrs. Call, secretary of
St. . Luke's hospital for March is ap
pended: Patients Number of patients, 6; dis
charged. 4; remaining, 2.
Expenses Rent, 20: nurse, f 40; ser
vant, flC; groceries. $14.27; butcher,
$4 50 drugs. $11.65; coal, $10.15;
whiskey, f 3 50; milk. $10; tatal, $130.07.
Donations Box crackers, Christy &
Co.; milk, Mrs. Morris Rosenfield; jelly,
Mrs. Dart; turnips, A friend; old lines,
Mrs. T. J. Buford.
I have authority to use the label of the
American Tailors' union . -
THE ABGUB, MONDAY. APlt ;L 13
The Vote on School IMrectors Should
be by Precinct no in Other Elee-
A . . -
apropos or tne ract that there was so
much dissatisfaction nvp.r n. ih.
popular will of the people was defeated
at tne school election last June by the
unscrupulous introduction of the ballots
of non-residents git has been suggested
that hereafter the legalized voteis cast
their vallots in their respective wards in
accordance with their registration as in
other elections, thus banishing the method
of casting A the ballots indiscriminately
at one po'lmg place, where no track can
be kept of voters and where the lcgiri
mate vote is trampled under foot and
overwhelmed by non residents as was the
case last spring. Certainly if there is
one election more than another in w hich
the will of the people of the city should
prevail, it is in the matter of the public
schools and for this reason the election
Bhould be given all the protection that
me law authorizes.
The charter under which our schools
are operated makes it discretionary with
the mayor as to the manner of receiving
the vote. We quote from thelaw: "The
meetings for taid elections shall be noti
fied by the mayor of the citv of Rock
Island, by giving at least ten "days' notice
of the time and place, or places of sa d
election, by publishing a notice thereof
n one or more of the newspapers of said
city; and the poll books shall be opened
and kept, the votes canvassed, and re
turns made, and all other proceedings.
had in the same manner, as in elections
of major and aldermen in the city of
Rock Island; provided that it. shall not
be necessary to open the polls at more
than one place, unless the m ayor may
deem it expedient to open them in each
ward of said city."
In view of the outrage co mmitted a
year ago it is expedient that the mavor
should exercise his prerogative and open
a voting place in each ward.
The election occurs the last Tuesday
in June under the law, and the mavor
should consider well the necessity of the
situation ana then issue the call provid
ing for the opening of a polling place in
each ward, and the admission of the le
ealizei vote only as in other elections.
llillter s nail.
Theie was an unusually large attendance
at the meeting of the Tri-City Labor con
gress at Hi. her a hall yesterday aft ernoon.
Resolutions were passed endorsing the
demands made by carpenters' union No.
554 of Davenport. The delegates from
the different labor oraanizations were
then instructed to ask their respective
unions for voluntary contributions to as
sist, in carrying on the 6:30 and Sunday
J. B. Dan forth then read a paper on
"What is Money, and the Free Coinage
of Silver," after which Harry Bostock
was invited to prepare a paper on "What
has Organization Done for the Laboring
Ppeople," which he will read at the next
meeting of the Labor congress, on Sun
day. May 10, and after transacting busi
ness of union importance the congress
The Davenport Male.
The sale f the Davenport real estate
opened according to adjournment at 10:30
this morning, only one piece of property
being sold, however. It was the north
onehalf of lot 0. block 3. Bailey Daven
port's fourth addition to Rock Island, and
was bid in by Oliver Oison, attorney for
Charies Nelson, who bought and paid for
the same, but never obtained a deed.
Capt. Peetz then adjourned the sale until
tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from
which time the sale will proceed without
any further delay.
Charles Brandle. through bis attorney,
Joseph L. Haas, filed a bill before Judge
Pleasants on Saturday praying that the
administrator of the Davenport est ate be
restrained from selling a certain lot de
scribed as lot 36, in Weatherbead's addi
tion to Rock Island, and that he be com
pelled to deed same to Brandle on the
ground that be bought and paid for same
but never obtained a deed. The judge
granted a temporary injunction restrain
ing the administrator from selling the lot
until the cuse can be heard, which will be
at the May term of the circuit court.
Hive r Utplcta.
The Verne Swain made ber usual land
ings. The Pilot came down with three barges
The Abner Gile came down with eight
strings of logs.
The stage of the water was 8-65 at
noon; the temperature on the bridge at
Bridge travel yesterday amounted to:
Foot North. 1.893; south, 8,001; total.
3,994. Teams North, 490; south, 481;
A rieaaing Bens
Of health and strength renewed and of
ease and comfort follows the use of Sy
rup of Figs, as it acts in harmony with
nature to effectually cleanse the system
when costive or bilious. For sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading druggists.
Butter cups put up in halt and one
i loose! at Krell & Math's
THE BIBLE SOCIETY.
"01-rthel-at Year and rlann
lor the omine -Election ofOffl
'erw and Other Proreed-
me rourth anniversary of Rock
Island County Bible soceity was held
last evening in the First M. E. church
xi. was me largest meeting ever held.
1 astors of the city assisted. President 8
i'. lemnti conducted the meeting. The
choir, in charge of Prof. Housel,
rendered several excellent selections.
"ccreiary jj. WcKnown made his
report for the county and ehowiot? the
need of aegret sive and systematic work.
The report recommended that a iborouch
canvass of the county should be made
this year with the view of supolvinff ev
ery home not now suppled, with a cony
of the scriptures, also that a special col
lection should be as a nucleus of a fund
for this canvass.
Rev. Dr. Weidner delivered tbe address
of the evening, in his usually character
istic and impressiva manner, his thene
being -The Gospel, and How to Spread
it," The committee on noaiiattious re
ported the following, who were elected
President William Jackson.
Vice-President J. D.Warnock.
Secretary George M. Loosley.
Treasurer and DeDOMtorv a
Board of MunHom A Tiuirhu
Christian church; GJ Demosty, Baptist
church; John Tajlor, United Presoyter
ian church; J. H Cleland. Central Pres
byterian church; A. M Blake-ley.Broad
way PresbvteriHn church- rr r. T?
Kinyon. First M. E. church; Henry Kin
ner. Ninth Strppt. M V. hi
Peterson. Swedish Lutheran church;
Charles Jensen. Swedish Baptist church:
Henry Brock m&D. German Vf "R fhnrch-
W. H. Carpenter, Baptist, of Moline; W.'
a. naicn. uoncrep&tinnar nf Mnimw
Treasurer Kingsburv's annual report
shows the collections for the year to
have been 147 46 from tbe varioas
churches, and from enles of books
$408 62; a total of $556. 08. Tne num-
Dtr oi doocs purchased amounted to
It is certainly acaese for general regret
among all good citizens to observe tbe
slanderous reference in Sundaj' Union
to Hon. Ben T. Cable anent his donation
to the city of the magnificent filter plant
at the Rock Island waterworks. If , com
mon decency and courtesy are unknown
(as they undoubtedly are) to the Union
editor, it would seem that the sweeping
denunciation of the ptop'.e of Rock
Island last fall against the vitu
peration and foulness indulged in
by that sheet toward Mr. Cable
would have been amply sufficient to leave
e reformatory impress upon the mind
of the editor of the Union.
The repeated tcurrilous attacks upon
Mr. Csble, however, is conclusive evi
dence that he may expect no justice or
fair treatment from that quarter. If so
why should the Union seek to belittle
and insult him before he is permitted the
opportunity of provinc whether be
will serve the people of this district ac
ceptably or not at Washington.
Never Say "I'tc Ileard It Before."
"Yes," said a man who knows how to
tell a good story as well as to listen to and
appreciate one told by another, "I am, of
course, often asked when some one in con
versation is on the point of teilinjj a story,
whether I have heard so and so. Now it
is possible that I may have heard that
story half a dozen or hali a hundred times
before, but I am certain that I have never
heard it told exactly as this particular per
son will tell it. So I can truthfully answer
that I have never heard it, and that is my
invariable practice. Everybody who has
undertaken to tell a story knows what a
sensation is produced when a listener in
terrupts him to say t hat he has heard it
before, and of course there is something of
the same feeling when one who thinks he
has a good thing to tell is headed off by
the remark that it has been beard already.
"No story is ever told twice precisely
alike. Theindividual element always comes
in. So it is no evasion or stretching of the
truth when I say of some incident that may
be familiar to me that I have not heard it;
I am sure that I have not heard it in pre
cisely the way this teller will narrate it.
And it makes things much pleasantcr. too,
an the long run. especially for a minister."
Detroit Free Press.
Where Capera Come From.
As tbe lamb with caper sauce came on at
a club dinner the other day I asked try visa-vis,
a business man learned in many
things, where the curious little appetizer
came from. "They are cultivated largely
in southern France," said he, "especially
Savoy, but many come to us from tbe
Balearic islands, in the Mediterranean, off
the coast of Spain, where they grow wild.
The vines clamber over the rock in a very
beautiful manner, and the berry, which is
thn seed vessel of the plant, is gathered by
the peasantry. Capers are publicly sold in
the market places of Balearic towns, and
shipped to Spanish or French porta for ex
portation." New York Star.
A large bath room mat, made of turkish
toweling of heavier, longer nap than is
used in towels, is a luxury for bathers who
dislike tbe feeling of a woolen rug when
stepping out of the tub. These cotton rugs
are ample in size and are Ornamented with
a border of cross stitch in colors. Their
usefulness will be recognized at once.
The poet Stedman makes his summer
home in a quaint stone house on New
Castle island, in Piscataqua bay. From the
windows of this island villa, there is an un
surpassed view of tbe ocean, and the ir
regular walls of the structure are over
grown with Yirgtnialcreepers and Japanese
I ' .i M
Pure wool. Imported mohairs 40
inches wide, goon sale
Monday A. M. the 13tli Inst.
at 25c per yard, value 62Hc. There are
only fiva leading colors, the lot is not
large, and may not last long, come
in .,!0,.?if 'n ""f1' Wlde- P'a'a 1"?. goods
'M "rln8 wi 11 he placed on sale
Jhtl V?" .llme lt 3"c reduced from 50?, at
"'eh Price they were very cheap, but l we feel
a lttle overstocked in a few lineage have dT-cided
to make early cutsand make tbe a!e larg-er.
Garden and Lawn
Onr flret shipment of garden and lawn rake.
on Monday, much belo. Tthe reKurice. 0n ""1U
Oil!- nneelnl f kn .. .
bargains will be added whw-V. ! " llnen8 wU1 b'
8 e aaea waich we were not prepared
1712. 1714. 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Second Avenub.
-IN THIS LITTLE MACHINE-
are combined all the latest improvements for similar Machines,
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles
to insure speed, comfort and durability.
If yon think of buying a machine it will pay you to come and eee us.
THE FAIK, 1705 Second Avenue.
We Set tne Pace, Let Otliers Follow if tliey Can
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second avenue,
, 03er to the Public the most brilliant line of the season in
Lounges and Couches.
Centre, Library and
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Irish Cough Sryup
Acta quickly, is perfectly safe and never fails to cure all Lung troubles.
TRY n' - 10c, 25c and 50c Bottles.
Medicine known for all Kidney, Lnng and Stomach troubles, it
Thomas' Kidney and Liver Pills.
Be a Bottle Samples free
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 handturned, and will wear twice
as long. Erery pair stamped on the sole
roa SALE Br
Sole Agent for Bock Island.
Central Shoe Store, ' -..
. . 1818 Second Avenue,
The great success of the millinery
exhibit last week at
is now the subject of much discussion
among hundreds of ladies, who wear
fashionable millinery, many compli
mentary remarks are heara on every
side, and to sav that we experience
much satisfaction to know that our
efforts are so well appreciated is put
ting it very mildly. To demonstrate
that we fully appreciate appreciation,
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
th:a week place on ale a big lot i t pare (ilk gros
. ii. ..uiuua ,u i-il lilt irauiflj VlllUIO B, IUUUHBi
No. 7 at only Sc a yard.
No. 9 at onlv He a yard.
No. 12 at only 10c a yard. '
Tcefte. TirieeH ar fir tmilir ntilvHfnmAiw
and Tuesday. The balanca of the week other
LnaiilalliniHTuina will ... r . - I. .1 .. LI. L -
' 1' 1 . f, . " in ' IV VI LI V III! L m ll a J WUIVU
wi'l be duly announced through the local columns
cf the daily papers.
continued this week, and many special additfoaal
to display last week.
Parlor Tables, Etc.
Druggist, Rock Ieland.
I lion process
I Pat. Kept. 4.1888.
'Elm Street Store,'"--'1 ,
' 2929 Fifth Avenue.
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