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THE ARGUS. TUESDAY. ati-.
Both the method aud results when
Jyrup of Figs is taken; it is peasant
and refreshing to the taste, ami acts
jrently yet promptly ou.the Kicnec,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses th sys
tem effectually, dispels cAlds, head-
at'hi'3 and fevers and cures habitual
co;itiiation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste acd ac
ccptnlile to the stotnaeh, prompt in
its action and truly leiieficinl in its
efieets, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
fcvrup ot i-isrs is tor sale n 50c
and SI bottles hv all leadine drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wisues xo iry it. jjo not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL,
LOUISVILLE. KY. NEW YORK, N.t.
C. C. TAYLOR,
First door east of
I nmtnn cloth
btatuary Given Away.
Probably that tapper s at
klmost every wedding; and if it
oesn't, it's a good plan to
uy one or two pieces for
Ehe mantel piece, the ceiter
table, or the corner brackel you
Jion't know just how to fill up.
I have several pieces of
i. : i x .
iurciiube biaiuary, not m all
pad, which I am offering at
fery mnch reduced prices; and
pome larger prices, also.
G. M Looslky.
1609 Second Avenue.
IK hums c r
8200.00 and Upward
r aie, secured on land worth from three to Eve
times the amount of the loan.
Interest 7 percent semi-annually, collected anii
emitted free of charge.
E. W. HUEST, -
-Attokxey at Law
ooms & snd 4 Maaonio Temple.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
J. E. REIDY,
Ill bay. tell and manaea nrosertvon e raimls-
S'on, Collect rent and paya taxes. Car i and
management of property solicited. K p
resents aome ol the moat reliable
Insurance Companies in the
United eutea. .
803 Second Avenue, oyer
Hoppe's Tailor Shop.
A ;VILlAGE SENSATION.
Further Details of the Andalusia
; f; Jinrglary. "".
Pwfttatanter Reede'a rril nl Ke
rn ark able Escape ot Ovr-E .
Untaxed X Cine to the
Andalusia. 111., April 13. Our town
was thrown into a high, pitch of excite
ment Sunday morning, by the news of
one of the boldest and most outrageous
robberies, which came near resulting in
marder, that was ever committed in this
part of the country, and was perpetrated
at the postofflce. R. E. Reede, the post
master, was the victim of the assault.
Mr. Reede, aBide. from being post
master, is village clerk, justice of peace,
agent for farm machinery, and a regular
correspondent for one of our county pa
pers, and necessarily has a great of
amount ot writing to do. which he
generally does after , nieht, and
consequently was at the office about
11 o'clock Saturday night, when he heard
a distinct knock at the back door, and
supposing it to be his wife, as they gen
erally coree from his dwelling through the
back door to the office, he took bis lan
tern, went to the door, opened it and was
saying "Were you getting uneasy about
mei" when he was rendered insensible
with a sandbag in the hands of some un
known person or persons, and while in
an unconscious condition one end of a
rope was wrapped several times around
his neck, the other end being fastened in
the door in the southeast corner of the
room. The end of another rope was se
curely fastened to bis feet, with the other
end to a harrow in the opposite part of
the room . E s hands were then fastened
behind him with a pair of hand
cuffs that were m the office.- A gag
about two inches by three inches
with one end triangular shaped,
with a notch cut in it, was
wrapped with a piece of cloth torn from
the lining of his overcoat and placed in
his mouth, with a string in the notch in
the gag and tied to the beck part of his
head. Then by placing a sack over his
face and darkening the windows they
proceeded to ransack the office at their
pleasure, taking about $40 worth of
stamps, between $3 and $4 of postofflce
money, and two S50 and one $100 bills
which Mr. Reede had recently collected
for machinery sold. After searching the
office closely for any more valuables that
it might contain, they left, leaving Mr.
Reede in the condition as stated above,
where be was found by his wife in the
Mrs. Reede was somewhat surprised
upon awakening in the morning to find
that be had not come in during the night,
and said to her mother, "Robert did not
come in last night; I must go to the office
and see about him," her mother telling
her to wait a moment and she
would go with ber. Upon ar
riving at the office they could but
partially open the door. His wife then
called to him several times and received
no reply. She then forced her way into
the room, and seeing him. 6be at first sup
posed him to be dead. She immediately
and wi'.h great presence of mind got the
rope from about his neck and took out
the gag. She then notified Seth Leeman,
a neighbor, who filed the cuffs apart and
got him up, but found he was unable to
stand. They then got George Bntton
and Jake Birket and helped him to his
home where be was in great pain all the
day caused by the position in which be
bad laid during the night, as he was tied
in such a way that the least moye would
cause the rope to tighten about his neck
when he would again become uncon
scious. As it is. Air. Iteede was quite
lucky to get out of the hands of such
fiends with his life, and should they be
caught we hope the first thing did with
them will be to place them in the same
condition and for the same length of time
Mr. Reede was. Jeff.
The Vernie Swain was down as usual.
The Pilot went down and the Sam At-
lee and Pilot went up.
The stege of the water was 8 80 at
The Gem City, of the Diamond Jo. line,
will be commanded by Capt. Cubberly
this season, while CaDt. G. W. Jenks
will master the Mary Morton.
E. M. Dickey, president of the Dia
mond Jo. Line, and Capt. John Killeen,
central superintendent of the line, are in
the ci'.y making arrangements for the
summer campaign. The line will send
out the steamer Libbie Conger for Dubu
que today, and the Gem City will leave
here for Dubuque on Wednesday. She
will then eo on the docks at that place
lor general repairs. The Mary Morton
will leave Dubuque on Wednesday for
St. Louis, and will run ia the St. Louis
and Keokuk trade until the Gem City is
repaired. The steamer Pittsburg will al
so stsrt out this week, and other boats
will be placed in commission as fast as
they are required. The line will operate
five or six boats during the summer as
the trade requires. The boats are now
in better shape tban they hava been for
several years, having been thoroughly re
The Sir Knights of Everts Comman
dery of Rock Island and Saint Cyrene
Commandery, of Davenport, will cele
brate the festival of Ascension day, deco
rating the graves of their departed breth
ren in Oakdale and Chippiannock ceme
teries. The Sir Knights of Everts Com-,
mandery will meet in their asylum at
r 12:80 and proceed mounted to Davenport
asylum where they will meet their
brethren of Su Cyrene and together visit
the two cemeteries. All the Sir Knights
w 11 be mounted and together they will
lorn) an imposing cavalcade. Nothing of
this kind haf ever been attempted before
in the two cities By invitation of Rev.
Mr. Sweet, of Trinity church, the com
mandery will afterward attend divine
worship at Trinity church at 7:30 p. m .
A handsome complexion is one of th e
greatest charms a woman can posaass.
Pozzoni's Complexion powder gives It.
MORE PROPERTY SOLD.
The Pavenpart Hale Attracts More
Porrhawri at the Casrt Haaie.
In pursuance of the adjournment yes
terdty the sale of the Davenport real es
tate was opened at the court house at
10:30 this morning , a large number of
persons again being present, despite the
disagreeable weather. The first piece
offered was a 38-acre tract, situated just
south of Stapp's addition, near the old
fair ground, and was sold to a company
composed of William Roth. Gaorgo F.
Roth and C. J. W. Schreiner, for 4.250.
Lots 5, 6 and 7, in block 6. Davenport's
fourth addition, on which is situated the
old feed mil), together with the mill and
all its contents was then bid in by the
same company of gentlemen for 70J.
The next offered was lot 14, in block ' 5.
in the same addition, on which is situated
the tile factory, corner of Eleventh street
and Eleventh avenue, including the
building thereon, and was sold to John
Stapp for f425. Next, a tract of about
17 acres, extending from Twentieth to
Twenty-fourth street and bordering on
Ninth avenue, was offered and after some
lively bidding, was bid in by M. J. Mur
phy for Mathias Schnell for $16,200.
Part of out lots 49 and 51. lying
between Seventeenth and Twentieth
streets comprising about three acres and
includicg a small house built thereon,
was then sold to Capt. Robinson for
$2,550. Lot 13. in block 5, Davenport's
fourth addition, which is the lot situated
next to the tile factory just sold, was bid
in by Frederick Wehling for $290. Lot
2, in the same block, was also sold to the
same gentleman for $350. Lots 3 and 4.
in same block, were then sold to Charles
Lindblom for S355, and $340 respectively.
Lot 1 in block 6, Davenport's fourth ad
dition, which is the lot situated at the cor
ner of Tenth street and Tenth avenue,
was sold to William Eckerman for 8G0.
Lot 2, in the same block, to Christ Koe ti
ler for $70; lot 4, same block, to Charles
F. Bladel for $50; lot 8, same block, to
G. W. Reddig for $201); lot 9. same
block, to G. W. Reddig for S1S0, and lot
10, same description, to William Sander
for $300; half of lot 13 and all of lot
14, block 5, Davenport's first addition,
was sold to William Sander for $220; lot
16. 8 a in? blocR, was sold to David
Kramer, for $50, after which lots 7 and
and 8, sann block, were sold to the same
gentleman for $10 and $15 respectively,
after which the sale was adjourned till
tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.
The standard Clnb'a Party at Tnrarr
Hall-lirrnrll or Mr. and Mn. W. S.
The Standard club of the tri-citits he'.d
its last ball of the season at Turner hall
last night. A large number from the ad
joining cities were present. A fine
supper was served by Mrs. Her
kert. Schillinger's orchestra furnished
the music and all indulged in a social
good time. The following is a list of
Messrs and Meedames:
Louis May Isaac Bothsrhild
Louis Kubn Kii MoseufeldiT
L Simon J A Freybun
V orris Geisraer
Nellie Hi insfurter
Col. and Mrs. W. S. Bracken gave a
farewell reception to their frieDds Iat
nigbt from 8 till 11 o'clocK. Toev will
leave oa Thursdiy for Chicago anl in u
couple of months will go to their ranche
nreak of a Uiz Pulley.
Sunday evening a large pulley attached
to the main shaft leading from the water
wheels to the electric light station in Mo-
line, for the transmission of power to the
main shaft inside the building, broke, and
the flying fragments tore a large bole in
the east side and the roof of the wheel
house at the north end of the main build
ing. The Dispatch says Walter Ammcr-
man, who was oa duty at the time, was
inside of the main building and was un
injured. The wheel house being only a
cheap board structure, the damsge aside
from the expense of procuring a new pul
ley and rope will be light. The pulley
was quite large, probably 12 to 15 feet in
diameter, with a rim between two and
three feet broad, made of cast iron, and
the outside of the rim covered with wood
in which was turned the grooves in which
the rope ran. Nothing was left of the
haft except the bub of the wheel to
which was attached a few of the spokes.
while others were broken off near the
hub. The rim is broken into many pieces,
and also the rope which was a new one
that had been in use but a short time
The cause of the accident is not known.
at rieasug Sanaa
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 syatem
when costive or bilious. For aale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading druggists.
I have authority to use the label of the
American Tailors onion.
TAMING WILD BIRDS.
Feathered Creature Are as Susceptible
t' Kindness aa Banian Beings.
When young I raised many wild birds,
and as the time is coming for their mating
and busy season for building and rearing
their young it may give some young folks
pleasure to explain the method by which I
was perfectly successful.
I watched the nest of such as I desired to
get until the young birds were old enough
to feed and not old enough to fly or get
scared. 1 then loosened the nest carefully,
placed it in a tight cage near the bars,
with a ledge outside from which it might
be convenient for the parent bird to feed
them. The cage should be hung in some
convenient place near where the nest had
been located, on a tree or bush, out of the
reach of cats.
At first the old birds are shy, and mani
fest their disapprobation by rapid darting
around and scolding in loud voices, yet I
never found them to desert their offspring,
but feeding them regularly. I would theu
begin to feed them, too, with a little sweet
biscuit, berries, seeds and worms or some
green stuff. The old birds attended them
for a time, finally leaving them to my care.
There is a current idea afloat that after
they find their young prisoners the old
birds poison them. It is not so, as I have)
tested it thoroughly. After removing the
cage to the house, the old birds having
ceased their care, I fed them in the usual
war, paying the same attention to cleanli
ness and carefully giving them fresh wa
ter for frequent bathing.
I once raised a pet yellow bird, a lively
little feathered creature, about the size of
a canary and almost similar in color. The
plumage of the male was of a bright yel
low color; wings, tail and crown black.
The plumage of the female was more of a
brownish yellow. They Imild their nests
in bushes of lichens cemented and inter
woven together, and lined inside with some
soft substance. They were very thick
around the house, as they generally arc
where mustard seeds are plenty.
I learned to have confidence in giving
them their liberty by accident. One har
vest day mother came out to the field and
excitedly told me that my pet bird bad es
caped from the cage, which I had set in the
window of an upper room. I came to the
house feeling sad, as a child would, and
found my bird perched in the topmost
branch of a high pear tree, gleefully enjoy
ing its freedom. Procuring a biscuit from
the house I culled to it, and received its
chirping answer as it turned its head and
recognized its once master.
To my surprise it flew down, perched
upon my shoulder, fed upon the biscuit,
and allowed me to put it in the cage again.
After that I gave it liiierty. Nothiug de
lighted it so much as to hop out of the cage
on to my finger, fly to my shoulder and
manifest its great delight by stooping,
ruffling its feathers, spreading its wings in
quivering pleasure, and sticking out its
little bill to be kissed like a pouting child.
1 had it in the shop one day, hopping
around, when it suddenly fell over as in a
fit, but recovered only to relapse into
another while on my shoulder and died in
my hands. I buried it lovingly back of
the barn, with a post for a headstone.
Talleyrand Sleets Donaparte. t
I had never seen him. As already men
tioned, he had written to me on the oc
casion of my appointment as minister of
foreign affairs a long, carefully composed
letter, in which be evidently intended I
should discover a different man from the
one he had hitherto shown himself on the
stage of public affairs. On the very even
ing of his arrival in Paris be sent me an
aid-de-camp to inquire at what time he
could see me. I replied that I was at his
disposal; he sent me word that he woold
call on me at 11 o'clock the next morning.
Of this I informed Mme. de Stael, who the
following day at 10 o'clock was in my
drawing room. There were also present
several other persons brought by curiosity.
I recollect that Bongainville was among
them. The general being announced 1 went
to meet. him. As we crossed the drawing
room I intrviduced Mme. de Stael to him,
but he hardly paid any attention to her;
he noticed only Bougainville, to whom he
addressed some pleasant words.
At first sight he struck me as a charming
figure; the laurels of twenty victories are
so becoming to youth, a handsome eye, a
pale complexion and a certain tired look.
We went to my study. This first conversa
tion was. on his side, without reserve. He
referred with much courtesy to my ai
pointruent to the ministry, and laid em
phasis on the pleasure he had felt in cor
responding in France with a person of a
different stamp from the directors.
Then, with scarcely any transition, he
said to me, "You are a nephew of the
archbishop of Reims, who is with Louis
XVIII." (I noticed that on this occasion
lie did not say "with the Count of Lille.'")
"I, too," he added, "have an uncle who is
an archdeacon in Corsica. It is he who
brought me up. In Corsica, you know,
leing an archdeacon is the same as being a
bishop in France."
We soon returned to the drawing room,
which was now full, and he said aloud:
'Citizens, I feel deeply the greeting you
accord me. I have done my best when
carrying on the war, my best when making
peace. It is for the directory to know how
to turn my efforts to profit for the happi
ness and prosperity of the republic."
Whereupon we repaired together to the
directory. Talleyrand's Memoirs in Cent
lltislmuil Saved, but I'mbrella Lust.
A man and his wife rushed across the
street in front of a horse car, and t-e
ground being covered with frozen snow
the man slipped and fell on the track. The
horses were coming along at a sharp trot,
and it seemed to every one who saw the
man fall that he would surely be run over.
His wife screamed, and the driver shut
down his brake with might and main and
pulled the horses away from track on
which the man lay. When the car came
to a standstill the front platform was over
the man and the wheel almost . touched
The man was so frightened that be
crawled out of his dangerous position with
difficulty. - Xot unnaturally, he forgot to
bring his umbrella with him, and it was
run over and broken in two when the car
started again. The wife's feeling whei
she saw that her husband was unhurt was
one of the greatest joy, but as soon as she
discovered that he had allowed his um
brella to be run over this changed to an
"You fool, you!" she exclaimed, "aren't
you satisfied with nearly being killed with
out going and having your umbrella, my
Christmas gift to you, ruined What's
the matter -with you anyway? Haven't
you got sense enough not to fall down in
front of a car?" - -
She went on in this strain until she and
her husband were out of hearing. The
poor fellow looked as if he felt that he had
escaped the car wheels only to meet a worse
fate, and the men who witnessed the little
scene murmured. "Deliver me from a
shrewish wile. New lork Tribune.
Pure wool, imported mohairs 40
inches .wide, goon sale .
Monday A. M. the 13th tost.
at 25c per yard, value 62Ho. There are
only fiv leading colors, the lot is not
large, and may not last long, come
. a 1 ? wool, yard wide, plaid -ires! goods
In the leadinir spring colors will be placed on sale
at the time time at 8-c redncel from 50-, at
which price the were very cheap, bat aa we feel
a little overstocked in a few lines wo have decided
to make early cntsard make the aale larger.
At 8:30 Monday a. m. we will place on ssle
another case of those light colored chining prints
at 2c per yard.
Onr first shipment of garden and lawn rakea
has Jtiit Wn received and will be placed on Bile
on Monday, much below the regular price
Onr special sale of house keeping linens will be continued this week, and many special additional
Dargams will be added which we were not prepared to display last week.
1712. 1714, 1716, 1718. 1720 and 1722 Second Avkhtjb.
-IN THIS LITTLE MACHINE-
are combined all the lat9st 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 yon to come and see us.
THE FAlti, 1705 Second Avenue.
Wet Mace, Let Otliers Follow if ttoy Can
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second avenue,
Offer to the Public the moil brilliant lice of the season in
Lounges and Coache3.
Centre, Library and
A Sure Cure for a
Acts quickly, ia perfectly safe and never fails to cure all Lung troubles.
TRY IT. 10c, 25c and 50c Bottles.
Medicine known for all Kidney, Lang and Stomach troubles, is
Thomas Kidney and Liver Pills.
to a Bottle Samples free.
L A D I E S ! --
Have you worn
THE LION PROCESS SHOE?
If not try a pair; they will giye you more satis- r
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.
Just as easj as a hanrltarned, and will wear twice
as long. Erery ptir stamped on the sole
; FOB SALB BY
Bote ARent for Rock Island. ..- '
Central Shoe Store, ' " ; s Elm Street Store,
1818 Second ATenue. 8929 Fifth Avenue,
The great success of the millinerj -exhibit
last week at
is now the snbiect of much discussion
among hundreds of ladies who wear
fashionable millinery, many- eompli- .
meatary remarks are hearaon every
side, and to say 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,
we will - N
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
this week place on aale a biff lot rf pure silk grog"
grain ribbons In Ml the leading colors aa follows:
No. 7 at only lie a yard.
No. 9 at only 8c a yard.
No. 12 at only 10c a yard.
Trese prices ate for two day only Monday
and Tneeday. The balance of the week other ,
special bargains will be offered each day which
will be duly annonnced through the local columns
cf the daily papers.
Parlor Tables, Eto.
Cough or Cold is
Drugaist, Rook Ieland.
and no Breaking in.
C. H. ft T. I !
Pat. Sept. 4. 1888.