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Both tho method snd results vvhen
gmip of Firs is taken; it is pleasant
ud refrli'iis t0 tht aste and act3
nly yet promptly on the Kidneys,
lrer an J Bowels, cleanses the eys
bin effectually, dispels colds, bead
ches and fevers and cures habitual
tontipation. Syrup of Figs is the
paly reiue.lv of its kind ever pre
faced, pleiiiir.g to the tasto and ac
fcp'le to the stomach, prompt in
its action nml truly beneficial in its
effect?, prepared only from th9 most
beakiiv ai"' agreeable substances, its
ujiir excellent qualities commend it
jo all and have made it the mo
popr.br remedy known.
Sfvrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
iad"$l bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
ture it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. I)o Dot accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
i. i K"''lY-
T. B. KKIDT.
We still have a ftw desirable
lots in Lyne's addiiic n Ccme
at once and secuie a beautiful
Tire IcEzrance a Specialty.
1803 Second Avenue, upstairs.
Subscribe for Stock
In the Second series of the
Eonif Building ar.d Loan .Asso
ciation, of Kock Island.
A saft-r and better investment
than Government Bonds, be
cause tie loans are made only
upon es-aWished values and it
pays m re tLan iLree times as
mneL interest beei?es the
amount inver-ted and the profits
can be withdrawn at jny time.
Money loam d at lowest ratf-s.
R A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
Omca. RnniM 3. 4. 8 and g ilaaonlc Temple,
Best Line of
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
Aci :he iarprst and beat line of
IN TIIE THREE CiTIES.
'809 and 1811 Second Ave.
Glass for the table.
I We just received a supply
season's shapes and
Patterns in berry sets, four piece
Jbutw, sugar, creamer and
8Pooner) bowlB and other table
6s wire, which include many
"W8 DAth J. 1 f-
picujr auu cneap.L
is particularly pretlyP
m VLD 6 ln BPnnS sum
cai ' ;0UldL't you like
caU and ae it?
Q. M. LoOflLBY.
The Blaze at Aagnstana and How
it Was Managed.
Tne Department Responds In iaaA
SI ape. Bat the Chief Kay Lnro
, a Few Things if Ho Will.
The fire at Augustana College yester
day afternoon, a brief mention of which
was tiade in The A rods last evening,
broke out oj the second flcor in a small
eleva' or shaft or dumb waiter and was
caused either by a short circuit or the in
sulation burning oS some electric light
wires that ran up through the shaft. The
fire as discovt-red by some of the stu
dents who detected the smell of smoke in
the corridors at:d immediately ran to the
box tt the corctr of Seventh avenue and
Thirty-eighth street, and tried to unlock
the box with the fire key, bat the latter
oull not work. The police key was
then tried which opened the brx, but
it buying been impossible to turn in
an aUrm, word was telephoned to the
Centrals in the meantime. When the
depa:lm nl arrived a few minutes after
they turned a stream in at one of the
south windows and completely flooded
the t levator shaft, where the fire origi
nated. The damage done bv tire was
nominal, as the flirnes had not gotten out
of ihs elevator shaft, but the water being
turned in at a window over 20 ftet away
from the fire the stream drenched the
shelves of the room, which were covered
with geological, botanical and zoological
spec men, and also damaged to some
extent a library that belonged to the late
Prof. Kaf selquist. The loss will be com
paratively light and will probably not
foot up over $500 or $600, which is fully
covered by inuracce.
While the department responded in
good time and the firemen as usual
worl.ed with a will, nevertheless it is ap
parent that the fire was awkwardly
handed. Had the lipe been taken by
the chief to thoroughly Investigate and
loca e the exact origin of the fire, he
would probably not have been so
lavhh in the use of water, but in
stead he adopted the tactics so reprehen
sible in volunteer days of indiscriminate
use of water without cause. Another
faul : was ignorance of the locatian of the
hydrants, to which The Argus has here
tofore alluded. The truth of the mat
ter i, the paid department of Rock Isl
and is cot managed as The Arotjs ex
pected it would be. The system is all
right and snould be extended to Include
companies in the east snd west ends of
town, but it would prove advantageous
to ti e city to engage a competent and
expirienctd man, such as ex Chief Noe,
of aveni'ort, to instruct the chief as to
the t xtent and scope of his duties. In a
wori. Rock Island wants its fire depart
ment run as a paid department not as a
volunteer chief would run it.
Tbp tifion Ended.
Tae entertainment given by the Lotus
Glee club at Harper's theatre last evening
was the last of the series given under the
auspices of the Rock Island Lecture assc-
ciat on, and was given as all the others
have been, to a crowded house. All the
enttrtainments given by the association
hav i been of a high order and were highly
appreciated by the public. So satisfac
tory have they been to the public that the
association has only to announce an en
tertainment under its auspices and the re
sult is a packed house. Dr. A. H. Mc
Cardless on . behalf of the asso
ciation last evening thanked those present
for their patronage and kind appreciation
of its efforts and also paid a compliment
to the press, mentioning both The Ab
gcs and Union in lendirg aid and giving
free space to the as ociation. The pro
gramme last evening consisted of 11
nunbers, with a number of encores, and
was a fitting finale to the brilliant enler
taii menta that have bean given during
the season. Mibs Minnie Marshall, who
assisted, is one of the best known and
expressive readers now before the public
and her excellent work last night was
The Colombian Project.
1 he work of increasing the Columbian
ub scriptiens is goiDg steadilly on and in
the nen jfour days should a continuance of
resjionses be on a par with what they have
bee a in the past four days, the Colum
bian tract will be saved next Wednesday.
I)d Jens has been bustling around
through South Rock Island township and
thit morning he reported having placed
one share each in the names of Philip
Dii geldein, Jr., Charles Brasher and B.
The original Twin-city Columbian
cocimittee of 21 will hold a meeting at
the rooms of the Rock Island Citizens'
Imsravement association tomorrow eve
ning;, when matters of importance are to
ch to reach the country trade.
ertisers should have their
cenaeiits ready by Thurs-
moming to insure insertion
be current week's issue.
GOR OF r.lETJ
ty. Quickly, Pormanontly Reatorad.
Kni. eJlta tram Toior later eiww,
alt. of overwork, atckima. worry, ate. Fall
r-. ..nuiiumm mu tunw jrTen to ever?
ruu or body, etmpla, uiml
fc.r; mailed (eiel) freo. Add ma
Llnea af Love.
On memory of Tommy Leary, who 4fe April 19.)
This lorely bad, o young, eo fair, .
Called hence by early doom, ,
J out came to bow bow t weet a flower.
In paradise would bloom .
Shed sot for him the bitter tear,
fcor Rive i he heart to Tain regret,
'Ti but the casket that liea here.
The gem that fills it sparkles yet.
He was but as a smile.
Which clittnsln at. ar,
Seen 6nt a little while,
Bnt, oh, how loved, how dear.
A loving fnther and mother dear,
Tw" little oisters iniss his presence here,
Two brothers kind and dear to him,
Tis sweet to know in tt.at rar distant shore,
mat they will meet to part no more.
J . F. H.
The J. W. VanSant came down with
e'ght strings of kgg and the Pilot with
The stage of water at the Rock Island
bridge at noon today whs 4 60 and the
The Verne Swain came down and the
Lily, A. J. Whitney, Dan Thayer, Pilot
and Verne Swain passed up.
Capt. Crapster, the popular whole
souled skipper of the goyernment light
house boat Lily, was in the city last eyes
ning in company with his brother-in-law,
Magistrate H. C. Wivill. His boat was
at the levee during the day on its way
north, and thi captain came ashore to see
Willie, 5-jeaiold son of Mr and Mrs.
William Scbrocder of 719 Ninth street,
fell (rem a lumber wagon near his home
yesterday afternoon, one of the wheels
passing over the left leg and fracturing
it just below the knee joint. Drs. Mey ers
and Holderread were summoned and
reduced the fracture, and the little fellow
is doing as well as couid be exoected.
Will Nelson, a 16-year old lad em
ployed at Warnock & Ralston's soap
-works, ebaved off the extreme end of a
finger on his left hand while shaving soap
yesterday afternoon. Dr John Holdtre
read dressed the injured member.
The question. "What's in a name?"
sometimes presents difficulties, but there
is a negro in South Carolina who an
swers it without hesitation so far as his
own case is concerned. He is a middle
aged man, and was pointed out to a
stranger by a gentleman in whose em
ploy he is as a character." "In what
waj-r asked the northern visitor. "I'll
call him here," replied the other, "and
youH find out what I mean."
"My friend would like to know your
name," he said to the colored man when
he had summoned him.
"Yes, sah," replied the darky, turn
ing a gleaming smile on the visitor.
"My name, sah, is Thomas Cjesar Vic
tor Jubilee Fitzgerald Pompey Swan, K.
Q. X, sah!"
"AhT ejaculated the northern man
in amazement. "That's a fine name
certainly. But what do those three let
ters at the end stand for K. t. X?"
"Well, sah," said the darky, with a
still broader smile, "dey don't stand fer
nothin percisely. Y'see 'twas dis way.
My young missris dat tole me all de fust
book larnin dat ever I had befo' de wah.
she lamt me de alphbet from my own J
name. It had all de letters in it jest
exceptin dem free, K, Q an X, an dose
she writ after my name.
"I larnt de alphlet in dat way, an
how to spell my narre at de same time;
an dem free extry letters dat wa'n't in
de body ob my name, as you might say,
bnt was added on like, hab fixed dem
selves so fum in my mind, sah, dat I al
ways speaks an write3 dem jest nachlly
right after Swan, 6ahl
"Ob course," added this much named
man in a judicial tone, "some folks
might say dem letters aint really neces
sitous; bnt it 'pears like as if my parents
what I never knowed, dey bein sold
away from whar I was brung up come
so mighty near gettin de whole alphabet
in my name, 'taint no more dan jest re
speckful an gratitudinous to add dem
free, what jest slipped dere minds!"
She was romantic. Her father was a
a millionaire, whose life had been de
voted to sausage making. He was prac
tical, naturally, but all the poetry of
her family was centered in her! She
was beloved by another millionaire's
son, but she had been reading romance
and stuff, and when he proposed to her
she declared that he must do something
poetical for her.
"Dearest, what can I do?"
"Become a poor artist."
"I couldn't be any other kind of an
"I mean you must intend to become a
poor artist. Pa does not know you. You
must come and make love to me and 1
will fall in love with you. Pa will ob
ject and make a row. We will elope and
get married, and when it's all over well
tell him, and it will be delightful."
And so he became a poor artist and
took a poor studio, and daubed on can
vas and pretended to paint pictures.
And there was another millionaire's
daughter got to coming to this studio
and sitting for her picture. In those de
lightful tete-a-tetes he forgot all about
the romantic maiden, and when the ro
TXuantic maiden came one sight in peas
ant costume as a sweet surprise to run
away with him she found he was mar
ried to the other girl and had gone off
on his honeymoon. She thinks that ro-
throwmancea are all lies now, and that noth
d ragging happens in real life as it happens in
right books. London Tit-Bits.
With i Absolutely '.Accurate,
wago When Lord Aberdeen was dying a party
was Oat gentlemen were traveling up to town in
Ibe train. Among them was Delaoe, of
the Londou Times, who took a printed slip
Lette fin of bis pocket and read portions of it.
Bcreen11 wa" tne ODitQrT notice. All criticised
Clair H't and found various faults. One said it
Dickeraiid not deal fairly with him. "All I can
jI Htay fe." said the editor, "that be has seen
Hirrt ifc hlmnelfr'-Geutleman'a Magazine.
TROUNCED BY TKOST.
1 he Twin-City s Badly Worsted at
A l,aek afPraeilee Tellaan Oar Boy a
Hat They Will li. Brttrr Fea.
tnrea of the Kame Other
I-I Leagae Conteats.
The home team met its flrsl defeat in
the first game of the new I-I league yes
terday at Peoria. The weather was not
the finest, but the gsme was witnessed by
a large crowd . A procession was formed
and escorted the Twin-City aggregation
and the Peorias to the grounds, a large
number of carriages and backs bearing
visiting base ball magnates being in line.
Messrs. John Onlweiler, H. L. Wheelan.
George Browner and M. J. McEnry rep
resented the TwinCity contingent and
were accorded a cordial greeting. As is
the custom at the beginning of the
season, the work of both teams was
at times very ragged. Our home
club has had scarcely any practice,
yesterday rea'ly the first time the
beys have played together. Lynch's work
at short is said to have been first-clats
and Heuseman acd Dale showed some
strong points, but Bailey, who had trav
eled all the niht before, certainly didn't
do what was expected of him. Browner,
while pitching a fair game, was wild at
times and sent four men to base on balls.
Buendale and Sage will probably be the
battery in today's game, and the prevail
ing pinion among those who saw yester
day's game is that the boys will put up
a better game today. The following is
the summary of yesterday's game:
Innings 12 8 458789
Peoiia 84203.00 41?
Twin-City 04001000 0 G
Two base hits Mackey, Garvin, Tavlor (1)
Three baxehiu-Taylor.baiiev.Laogsford! Sacrifice
hits -Sage it). Base on balls-off Browner, 4;
:ofl G;agjt, 3. Eoablc plays ynch Mackey and
Bailey; Garvin. Taylor and aiathcws. Wild
pitches Browner 6. Hit bv pitcher By Grace
a, by Browner 1. Paad bal g-Zeis S, T'ost 1.
Batteries -Twin-Ci v, Browner and Zeis; Peoria,
Gragg and Troeu T. mpire -Rofhkolb.
t'vansville has signed two more pitchs
ers Callighan, of London, Ontario, and
Culiina, of Kingston, Canada. The for
mer was on the St. Louis Browns' pay
roll for a short time and showed consid-,
The contract for building - he fence of
the new ball p-rfc has been let and it wi'l
be put np in a hurry. Plans for the
grind stand, etc.. have also been pre
pared, and the contract for building the
latter will be let Monday.
The Evacsville club is now complete,
the following being signed: Kur'z, lb;
Connors, If; Wentz, 2b; Hiecins, ss;
Moritrity, 8b; Flannigan, cf; Ellsworth,
rf ; Morrison, p; Briggs, c
The o her I-I league games resulted as
follows: At Joliet Joliet 5, Rnckford 1.
At Jacksonville Jacksonville 11, Quincy
Hank O Day, Rock Island's new second
baseman, leaves San Francisco tomorrow
morning for the east.
Umpire Ronshkolb, of O-aod Rapids,
would make a much belt r success at
plowing corn or pounding rocks than
playing ball. Peoria Herald.
Jack Wynn, of Moline, seems to havs
got lost in the shuffle.
Undoubtedly needs a thorough cleansing
this season to expel impurities, keep no
the health-tone and prevent disease. You
should take Hood's Sarsaparilla, the best
blood purifier and system tonic. It is
unequalled in positive medicinal merit.
Hood's ills are purely vegetable, per
fectly harmless, effective, but do not cause
pain or gripe. Be sure to get Hood's.
"Mather, may I go out to fishf"
"No, no, my little sonny.
You know you'ye got a swollen foot.
My precious little hoDey."
But they got a bottle of Salvation Oil
and he went and caught an eel, and ate it
like a man.
J. E. Montrose, Manager.
ONE NIGHT OXLT,
TUESDAY, MAY 3.
Original Scenery and Coetnmes Bix t'accesa-
Prices S5c, 50c and 75c Seats on sale at Ham
per honse pharmacy Saturday. April 80.
Burtis Opera House,
TUESDAY, MAY 3.
LEW . 7"
A Superb Company of Comedians, Refined Mia
str' and tta Greatest Victory.
See Dockrtader as Our Prssident,
And hear him sing, I Asked to be Excused
Don't mlra ktcliitjre and Heath's
"HOTEL PUSICa PE LEON."
Prices- 1 oo. ts, SO and V-c. Beau on ale at
P.uke'a To J boo No. SO. .
I V tt''.T.HV.,K.-.t;..t ; , ) Hi. .'-" V.
Tin wars And Housx Furnishing Goods.
1812 second avenue. - ' .
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
The Reasons Why the
CENTRAL SHOE. STORK
Is the place to buy your shoes:
"ft e can show you the largest and inost complete stock in
different styles and prices in the three..cuies,
A few of our leaders:
Children's Shoes, 25, 30 and E0 cents.
Childi en's Tio Shoes 95 cents.
Children's School Sho-s 75 cents. .
Worn -n' a ?erg Bnskins 40 cents: '
Women's Oxfords at all prices.
We have ths best and most stylish $3 cloth top ladies'
shoe that can be produced.- Also the largest line of men's
$3 shoes. We aie headquarters for the celebrated mule
skin shoes. Remember the place, ;
Harper House Block.
Needs a thorough cleansing out in the spring, and
Dr. Mai's Celralei Blood Purifier
Is the medicine to cleanse it.
One bottle will convince you that this is a great
blood purifier and tonic, and will place your system in
prime condition. Price 75c per bottle at
T. H. Thomas' Drug store.
P. S. Thomas' Pills are good spring medicine, too.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
STORES Rock Island, Moline. Davenport, Reynolds.
MARBLES for this sale:
8 American agatea for lc
10 chimes for 1
BALLS Rattlers 5c
Chimpion, a regular 15a ball.... 10c
Boy'adead ball 15
SEEDS G irden Seeds 3 for 5?
Flower See?s 4c
PENCIL COX This is a new box
with combination lock, no key to
get lost, only 10c
Rice Root Scrubs this week So.
.tw . - A&
1818 Second Avenue.
J. C. ADAMS, Pres.
W. L. EYSTER, Sec
For all Kinds of
Our line of Easter Novelties is bow
complete L Prang & Co., are keeping
up their imputation in choice booklets
Our assortment of Easter Celluloid
Nove'iies is similar to those we bad in
Valeatioes, and only have to be seen to
be appreciated. They are all finished
wUhle emblems suggestive of the day.
. lou are invited to call and see
a aiBvicAh WO.. BUFFALO, H. T.