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- THE AEGUS, WEDNESDAY. vif;t is .eai -
ore 15 ENJOYS
Both tne method ami results when
-vrtip Di r igs is taken; it is pleasant
likI relresnincr to tl)e taste, nnd a -tr
vntlv Yt llfOTlllnIv 1111 ilia TviMno-
Liver ami BotveR cleauses the s'ys-
tin effectually, dispels cokls, heucl-
riits and levers ntKl chits habitual
; :!.nuation. Svnip of Fjcrs is the
nly remedy of its kiml ever pro-
ii,v(l, ii!v'aing to the taste and ;ic-
PTit;,!!o to t lie Stomach. nviirvnf in
it actimi and truly beneficial iu its
tuvi.. prepared only from the mst
leaitiiy ana agreeable substances, its
iianv excellent o.ialities mmmpnil it
to :;11 and have made it the imst
pcpiil.ir lvmedy known.
Svrun of Fiirs is for snip in TOr
and SI bottles by. nil leading druo--
L'u-is. .ny reliable druggist iho
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one vtho
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FHANCISCO, CAL.
IQUISVIUE. KY. NEW YORK, H. Y-
Dj. en: .Pieces.
C. C. TAYLOR,
Flm door east of 1 ntn'on cloth
Statuary Given Away.
Probably that happens at
almost everyweddiDg; and if it
doesn't, it's a good plan to
buy one or two pieces "for
the mantel piece, the cental -table,
or the corner brackei you
don't know just how to fill up.
; I have several pieces of
Florentise statuary, not at all
bad, which I am offering at
very much reduced prices; and
some larger prices, also.
G. M Loosley.
I 1809 Second Avenue.
1JI EL'MS C J
$200.00 and Upward
For sale, secured on lnr.d worth from three tc five
times the amount of the loan.
Interest 7 percent semi-annually, collected and
remitted free of charge;
E. V7. HUKST,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Rooms 8 and 4 Masonio Temple.
KOCK ISLAND, E.L.
J. E. REIDY,
Will buy, sell and manage property on corimis-
Bioii. t.xueci renvuiiuijo
management of property solicited. Hep -Teeents
some oi the most reliable i
Insurance Comnanies In the ,
Vnited States. . '
1803 Second Avenue, ever
tLoppe 8 xauor ouop.
ARRESTED AFTER ALL.
Editor Protar Charged With Law
Breaking. The Case Against Him Which Had
Been Settled Revived by J. B.
Ianforth, or the Reek Isl
ander. Ten days ago The Argus noted the
visit to Rock Island of Inspector G. T.
Gould, of the postofflce department,
whose mission here was to investip-ate
charge that the Volk Zeitung had vio
lated the UDited States postal laws in
publishing a lottery advertisement. Post
master Wells had in the meantime, how.
ever, called the attention of F Protar, pub
lisher of the Volk Zjitung, to the fct
that he was violating the postal laws, and
the unlawful advertisement was taken
from the paper. Mr. Wells advised the
department of this and he was given to
understand that the prosecution had been
dropped. So when Inspector Gould- ar
rived he was acquainted with the facts
and said no further steps weie necessary,
if tte department had adjusted the mat
ter. Now it seems, however, that a formal
charge has been preferred against Editor
Protar by Editor Danforth of the Rock
Islander, and upon the strength of it In
spector Gould returned to Rock Island
vesterday and arrested Mr. Protsr who
was released on his own recognisance
until this morning, when the preliminary
hearing took place before U. S. Commis
sioner E. D. Sweeney. J. L. Haas ap
peared for Mr. Protar who was held in
bonds of $ 500 to await the action of the
United States grund jury, which meets at
Peoria the last week in the present moMh.
The required security was promptly fur
nished by J. L. Haas and Dr. Carl Bern
The advertisement published by Mr.
Protar was of the nature of a display and
Anybody who has business with A.
Danphin, of New Orleans, before Jan. 9,
may send packages containing money,
(not less than $5,) free of charge by ex
press. This advertisement appeared in the
Volk Zeitung of Jan. 24, and upon its
discovery Mr. Wells notified the depart
ment and also warned Mr. Protar who
discontinued the advertisement.
The most peculiar feature of the whole
affair is th&t the editor of a paper whose
columns continually reck with li
bel and slander should become
so suddenly imbued with a sense
of moral right, that he causes the arrest
of a brother editor for innocently violat
ing the law regarding lottery advertise
ments. Kepentant Are We.
The Union yesterday morning charged
the editor of The A kgcs with all crimes
and misdemeanors of a political nature.
According to this veracious and saintly
sheet The Argus has slandered and vili
fied ex-Congressman Gest in particular
and all office-seeking republicans in
general. And this is not all; we have
traduced and plunged the poisonous knife
of treachery into democrats as well as re
publicans, and attempted to guillotine all
those who do not our bidding. This is
all very painful and makes ns feel like
weeping great big tears of contrition.
Now dear Union if you will forgive us
for the past we will try to do better in
the future. But do you think it advisable
to pattern after your illustrious example?
Would you advise us to be meek and
mild-mannered even to the degree that our
political friends might deem it essential
to screw up our courage with a load or
two of sand? And is the custom of re
quiring candidates to deposit $5 in the
vault of the sanctum sanctorum before
mention is made of their candidacy, a
wise policy to pursue? Of course it is
quite remunerative, but doesn't it leave
the impression with the candidate that
he has bought your influence and paid
dearly for it at that? And is it good
party policy to urge in your columns the
nomination of certain candidates, when a
convention has been called to decide
those questions, simply because they
have invested $5 in your advertising col
umns? Of course we recognize in trade
the important principle of patronizing
thoBe who patronize as, but aren't the
conditions somewhat different in politi
cal matters? And, finally, wouldn't this
Bort of management have a tendency to
create a feeling of antipathy toward you
among the representative men of the
party ? Might not they urge this or that
newspaper man to purchase your paper
upon the plea of securing a live and en
These are questions upon which our
mind is not quite clear and a little eluci
dation by you, dear Union, would be
A Vote of Thanks.
At the regular meeting of Buford Post
No. 243, G. A. R., the following resolu
tions were unanimously adopted;
Rsolvcd. That a vote of thanks be
hereby tended to the trustees of the First
Methodist society for the use of their
magnificent church for holding of the
quarter centennial celebration of the or
ganization of the Grand Army of the Re
public. And also to all those who took
part in the programme thereby making
the occasion one of memorable success.
J. A. MOHTBOUXBT.
E. Wilcbxb, Com. - Adjutant.
THE LATE W. II. SMITH
ammandery Baeeeedis to
Finding Relativt a of tbe Veeeased-
It will be remembered that at the time
nf tbe death at Davenport a short time
ago of W. H. Smith, formerly of this city,
and a member of Everts Commandery
rvmgoig lemplar, no living relatives of
the deceased could be found or learned
of. Since theD.bowever.EvertsCommind
ery has been diligently searching and
endeavoring to obtain soine trace of Mr.
8miths kin, and they have succeeded in
locating two direct relatives and a more
di3tantrelative. A sister, Mrs. Myra Hyde,
resides in Denver, a neice, Mrj. Belle
Etnons, in Farmington, 111 , and a cousin.
Dr. Hand, in Pittsburg. The only Im
mediate relatives are the sister and
the neice, and they have conferred
upon Even's commandery the power of
attorney to close up the estate and dis
pose of it in accordance with the best
judgment of the members, also express
icg the wi h that the commandery con
duct the final burial office.
In accordance with this authority and
desire, the remains of Sir Knight Smith,
which have been in i he vault at Oakdale
6ince the funeral will be transferred to
Chippiannock tomorrow and the inter
ment will take place at 5 p. m.
by the commandery. in a lot already pur
chased by the order for the purpose.
Sir Knight. Smith's estate consists of an
insurance policy for f 2,000, and the com
mandery proposes after liquidating all
debts, tJ erect a suitable monument and
remit whatever remains to the sister and
Rigtilar Mretinx of the Hoard Lat
Erralne-A Larcrr School Tor o47
The board of educstion met in regular
monthly session last evening. Present.
President Brth and Directors
Sears acd Bernhardt.
The report of Truant Officer Kimball
for the month of March showed iho in
vestigation of 49 cases of - absence, and
tbe arrest and return of 14 truaots.
The report of Principal Southwell of
the night school for March showed an
aversge attendance of 18.35
The aciioi of the committee in putting
additional insurance of $1,000 on No. 2
in tbe agency of F. Bihosen wis ap
proved. After discussing at considerable length
the crowded condition of No. 7. it was
decided that the board meet at tbe build
ing at the cill of the president and de
termine in what way to supply the needt
The crowded condition of No 7 school
building makes it imperative that the
board of education furnish relief before
opening fchool in September.
On Tuesday, April 14, the attendance
was as follows: Miss Johnston's room,
42; Miss Doonan's, 46; Miss Hardy's
51; Miss Simmons, 80
On account of the large number In the
lower grades, it has been necessary to
send all above seventh grade to the
Twentysecond street school, and unless re
lif is furnished eoon.it win be necessary to
send all above the sixth grade to Twenty
Citizens on Forty-sixth street and fur
ther west have patiently submitted to this
condition of affairs and have kept their
children above the seventh grade out of
school, or sent them the long distance in
dicated. While Rock Island has put into much
needed school buildingsmore than S50.0C0
within tbe past four years, all loyal citi
zens will welcome the growth that en
forces an enlargement of No. 7.
Bills were allowed as follows: C. C.
Taylor, $1.85; Charles Smith, $5.80: U.
P. church, $22.50; Henry Darts' faons,
$1.50; R. I. Gis Co, $5 67; C. U. Tele
phone Co., $32 64; Davis & Co. $2.60;
Georee Browner, $1.80; S. S. Kemble,
$4.77; Ruttan ManTg Co., $7.80: R. I.
Fuel Co., $1.50; R. I. Lumber Co..
$1.13; F. Bahnsen, $22 50; J. W, Ross,
$48.45; J. A. Bishop. $18.55; Ritchey &
Ds Gear, $9.
Tne Wrntlloc Statrb.
The great wreslling match between
Comstock and Burns will take place at
Harper's theatre Saturday night instead
of Friday night, under tbe auspices of
the Rock Island Athletic club, and will,
in ail probability, have a crowded house.
Both are in prime condition and the con
test promise to be in every way an inter
Con Doyle, the Chicago pugilist, ar
rived in the city last night and will re
main to witness tne contest. He is the
guest'of his friend, Billy Gibson.
A strong effort will be made to hold
Peter Jackson over for the entertainment.
He passes through Rock Island Friday
The Verne Swain made her every day
The stage of the water was 8:70 at
noon; the temperature on the bridge 58.
The Netta Durant came down with 16'
strings of logs and went up stream again.
The steamer Josephine has not been
leased by the government as h.as been rem
ported. The boat will again ye used in
the excursion business, and the, manager,
Mr. Davis, reports that she will bare all
the business the can attend to. Quincy
A special containing the officials of the
Pennsylvania road on a tour of the west,
left Chicaao at 10:55 this morning
and, the Rock Island road 'n said to
be exerting itself to make an extraord
inary record of speed. Engineer Don
Dickermau, of en.ini 192. is in charge of
the train between Chicago and Rick Isl
and, and Engineer Jim Wilkinson, of en
gine 468, takes it at Davenport for Brook
The train consisting cf seven cars ar
rived at 3:20 this afternoon, haviDg rnsde
tbe trip in 4 hours and 25 minutes,
bavins made 11 stops between htre and
An Kx-Police Reporter's Story.
"Scooe years ago," he said, "I was a
night police reporter on one ot the dailies
oi Chicago. 1 was ambition, and it was
my delight above all things to catch the
fly cop when be was on some mysterious
case that he was not ready to (five away. I
encountered one of this stripe one evening
in a section of the city somewhat unfre
quented. He seemed surprised to see me,
and I was surprised to see him.
" 'Ah, there!' says I, in a manner quite
as mysteriou.3 as that employed by himself.
"'You here?' says he.
" 'I am, every time,' says I.
"Then t here was a lull. 'Funny,' says
he, 'how you reporters jret on to every
thing that we fellows are up to.'
" 'That's all riu-ht,' says I. 'We know
" 'What doyou know about this case?' he
"1 don't remember my exact answer, but
It was couched in such language as I
thought would convince him that 1 knevr
what I was there for. We bucked at each
other for several minutes, when lie flnally
proposed a compromise.
"Says he: 'Well, seeing that you are
on to me, tell me what you know about
the case and I'll tell you what I know. Up
" 'That oes,' says I.
" 'Sure,' cays he.
" 'Well,1 says I, "to be honest about it. 1
don't know a darned thing. Now I want
you to keep your word with me.'
"Then he took me dowu the street and
turned into a dark alley and went around
lhind an ash barrel and put bis finger to
" 'Sh,: says he.
"'Sh.'says I, putting my finger to my
" 'You won't give it away?' says he.
" 'Cross my heart,' says I.
"Then he said in a whisncr: 'I live iust
around the corner, and I was going down
to the shoemaker's to get my shoes half
soled.' And he looked at me.
"Then I took him back into the street
and into a, cigar store, and told the man to
give my friend the U-st fifteen cent ciirar in
the case. I guess that was the first cigar
that was ever sold for fifteen cents in that
section of the city." Chicago Tribune.
It is said that Bismarck, when a young
man studying law at Potsdam, never for
got his rank and importance, and was care
ful to preserve what he considered his
righto One day, his chief in law matters,
with whom he had bnsiness, appeared to
forget him, and Bismarck recalled his
wandering attention by drumming on the
At another time he thought he was kept
waiting in the ante-room altogether too
long. On being at last asked his business,
he replied, "I came to ask for leave, but
now 1 apply for dismissal!"
In spite of his haughtiness in regard to
his own claims to importance and consid
eration, however, he was almost invariably
kind and thoughtful to his inferiors in so
cial position. When very young, he al
ways seemed to take just the right way
with servants and those under his com
mand, and they always loved him, though
he demanded a great deal of them.
At one time, when he and his brother
were managing and overseeing the Pome
ranian estates, Bismarck severely reproved
a certain yonng land owner for his neglect
and shiftlessness. The young man in ex
cuse said that he had not a part icle of taste
for agriculture, and was tired of farming.
"I have straggled with my dislike a long
time," concluded the unwilling farmer.
"Not yet long enough!" answered Bis
This reply brought the young man to his
senses. He continued the struggle, over
came his distate for the work, became a
capital farmer, and today remembers
thankfully Bismarck's "Not yet long
This saying, by the way, has been con
nected with the name of Bismarck since
olden times by a peasant proverb, which
begins, 'Not yet Amg enough,' says Bis
marck," and Roes on, connecting other say
ings with the names of different influential
families. Youth's Companion.
What Will the End Be?
It -would seem as though the stupid
and pointless joke about the large feet
of Chicago women will never lose its
piquancy with certain people. For
months it has lain quiescent; but now
comes a circumstantial story about a
Nevada girl with phenomenally large
feet, exhibiting herself in a museum as
a Chicago girl. This coming to the notice
of several Chicago heiresses, they paid
the girl $1,01)0 to say she was from St.
Louis, and the end is not yet. New York
Brick Street Pavements.
Brick Las teeen frequently used as a street
pavement and possesses most durable qual
ities. A well laid brick pavement will last
thirty years, and it has been stated on good
authority that the poorest brick pavement
is better than one of wood. The standard
strength of a good paving brick is put at
the ability to resist a pressure of 0,000
pounds per square inch. New York Com
That checkered whitish appearance so
often seen on rosewood pianos is due to
their being exposed incessantly to the in
fluences of humidity. It causes the dry
seasoned rosewood to swell, narrows the
pores, out of which the varnish is forced
with irresistible power, and revamishing
and polishing then become necessary. This
is rather costly, but it must be done if ap
pearance is considered. '
A fieattrc tenso
Of health and strength renewed and of
ease and comfort follows tbe use of Sy
rup of Figs, as it acts in harmony with
nature to effectually cleanse the system
when costive or bllioes. For sale in 60c
and 1 bottles by all leading druggists.
Pure wool, imported mohairs 40
inches wide, goon sale
Monday A. M. the I3tb Inst.
at 25c per yard, value 62Hc. There are
only five leading colors, the lot is not
large, and may not last long;, come
A lot of all-wool, yard wide, plaid Iress goods
in ihe leadinr sprine colors will be placed on sale
at the same time at 8-c reduce! from 50s, at
which price they were very cheap, but as we feel
a little overstocked in a few lines we have decided
to make early cutsard make the sale larger.
At 8:30 Monday a. m. we will place on sale
another case of those light colored shining prints
at Sc per yard.
Garden and Lawn
Our fire t shipment of garden and lawn rakes
has just b.en received and will be placed on sale
on Monday, much below the regular price
w!.S5TiM h ?cl honse teepini linens will be continued this week, and many special additional
bargains will be added which we were not prepared to display last week.
1712. 1714. 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Recond Avehtjb
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 you think of buying a machine it will pay you to come and see ns.
THE FAIK. 1705 Second Avenue.
We Set iHb Pace, Let Otliers Follow if Hiey Can
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second avenue,
Offer to the Public the most brilliant line of the season in
Lounges and Couches.
Centre, Lib baby and Parlor Tables, Etc.
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Elrish Cough Sryup
Acts quickly, is perfectly safe and never fails to cure all Lung troubles.
Medicine known for all Kidney, Long and Stomach tronbles. is
Thomas Kidney and Liver Pills.
Oo a Bottle Samples free.
Have you worn
THE LION PROCESS SHOE?
If not try a pair; they will giye 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 sol one solid piece of the
best sole leather.
No Ripping off of Soles.
r " No Squeaking, and no Breaking in.
Just as easy as a hand.turned, and will wear twice
as long. Every pair stamped on the sole .
" FOB SALE BY
' Sole Agent for Bock Island. - '
Central Shoe Store,; ' : , ; : Xlm Street Store, l z V -2, ..
1818 Second Avenue. t - WW Fifth Avenue.
The great success of the milline
exhibit last week at v
is now the subject of much discussion
among hundreds of ladies who wear
fashionable millinery, many compli
mentary 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,
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
this week place on sale a biz lot of pure silk gros
grain ribbons in ell tbe leading colors as follows:
No. 7 at only fie a yard.
No. 8 at only 8c a yard.
o . 13 at only 10c a yard.
T'ese prices are for two day only Monday
and Tuesday. Tbe balance of the week other
epecisl bargains will be offered each day which
wi'l be duly announced through the local columns
cf the daily papers.
I Extension Tables,
10c, 25c and 60c Bottles.
Druggist, Rock Island.
I C H. T.
I LION PHOCSSS
I fat. Sepl.4. lfcail.