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ATIGTjS. FRIDAY. .ITTTV ico.?
r-rinirs comfort mid improvement nnd
trtnl-5 to personal enjoyment when
riirht'y used. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, ly more promptly
;vl:iptii;ir the world's lest pruiluets to
the needs of physical lcinr, will attest
tlu'V.ilue to health of the pure liquid
avntive principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Fipra
Its excel lencc is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
nut to the taste, the refreshing nnd truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing the system,
dNnellin.ir colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions ami
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver and Howels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of FL' is for s:le by all drug
gists in fi'e and $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name. Syrup of Figs,
anil being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if oflered.
H. D. F0LSOI
To his new quarters
Two doors west
Of the Old. Stand.
T. 1!. KK1DY
TITK LV.AI ING
!iuy. m II :iml mnnafi' pro)ei:v o.i commission,
oau money, co'U'Ct rent , a!o curry h linr of llr?l
class fin? Insurance companies, building lots for
aic in a'.', .hf different addition". Choice residence
property in all parl! of the city.
llmra 4, Mitchell & bynde buildir.i;, pwiml
floor, in rear of Milcliell & Lynde l.ai;k.
(lei,. I'. Unth. U. A. Donaldson.
If you contemplate buying, selling
or exehanjinji' residence or business
property, it will positively pay you
to call mi us. as we constantly have
a larj'e list of desirable property on
our Ixioks to select from and we can
supply your wants promptly. We
also have a number of choice lots in
all parts of the city and will under
take to build a number of houses for
our customers on terms very preatly
to their advantage.
A 15AKGAIX FOU SOME ONE.
We have 15 lots in College Heights
Addition, one-half block from Elec
tric Street Railway which we will
sell, if taken at once, at from 300
to $ J50 each they will go fast so
embrace the present opportunity or
you will be too late.
List Your Property with Us
nd wc will fnd voc buyer.
Office Maaonie. Temple Block
Roth I DoBaMson's
B0ST0CK IS BACK.
The Deputy Internal Revenue
SUEPPJSED AT THE SUSPICION,
He Ki plains Ills Motive in Writing the
M.vst Tlou Letter ami Says lie Hss Iteen
a Yl.-tim of t'irrniiiMtaiM-e Astonnilcil
at th-Lack of Faith hi llhn ami IniliR
naut at tlie Keporti Coiieeruiiig Him.
Deputy Internal Revenue Collector
Harry Host in k reached home yester
day afternoon. The tirst intinmtii.n
he hail that there was anv uneasiness
prevailing concerning his absence
was when Ik- saw it in a paper at
Keitbsliurg yesterday morning, ami
he to ik Ihe tirst train for home, coin,
ing up from (lalva on the afternoon
exprt ss on the I'eoria road. I'ukimwii
to hi nself he came in on the same
train that brought Collector Starr to
Uoek Island, whose mission was to
remeve him. Mr. Host ek left the
train at Milan and took a street car
for his home
in South Uoek Island.
To a i Alans report.-- this morning
Mr. Most nek said he had not eaten a
lute r slept a wink since reading the
aeeo int in the paper of the suspicious
circumstances attending his depart
ure :rom Uoek Island.
i:pluiiis That Letter.
1 was astounded when f read
how little faith my friends had in
me.'" said Mr. Rostock, "and am
surprised beyond expression at the
repi rts that have gained circulation
concerning r.ie. The letter which I
wroe to my wife before leaving
Moi day afternoon, ami whieh seems
to be at the hot t o m of t lie m yst erv,
contained nothing whatever ol an
unusual nature, and certainly noth
ing that would warrant or lead to
the suspicions that prevail re
latiiptonie. The fact s of the ease
as regards writing to my father are
these: About am onth or so ago I re
ceived from niv father in England i'L'
in let urn for money I had some time
previously advanced to him. I had
intended acknowledging the receipt
of the money right along, hut had
put it off or neglected it from time to
tin e. and just before going awav
Mondavi thought of it. I liad not
the time then to write, and knowing
my father would worry at not hear
in; from i"e. I iiiirriedlv wrote a
note to my wife lelling her that in a
eel tain coat pocket at home wa the
let cr from ni v father aeeompain ing
tin -money, and a-king her to write
bin and acknowledge t he monev. In
coiielu.-'oii I bierelv bade her good
bv '. My wiV la'ii'd to limi the iel
ifl as 1 d'l!-(;e!ed yn my coal pocket,
all i I my family some inexplicable
re:. son became ui,ite esMiril v alarined.
an I the more lie matter was talked
of the more it became magnified un
til the :;m.-:; i.e.; lan.'i-h and outrage
ous report- -ot alliat concerning
Cnilli"tiib "'wi'" Hi Kestiintioii.
I'oid that a ii ntfiber of conllictiiig
st , tries were abroad a - t o here lie was
gi ing. Mr. i!otoek explained;
When I left home Monday morn
ing I said I was going to tia'va on!
ol'ieial business: that is just where
I vent. The reason that I put the
card on my door that 1 had gone to
A exis am! points down the division
was simply that, that happened to
Ik the only cant I could find before
leiving. I have those cards ail writ
ten out. and I could not just put, my
In rd on at '.;'.lva one. so 1 linkup
tl e Alexia our.
A Victim itV CiriMtiitstitiir s.
"As far as I can understand the
c: sc. I have be.-n a victim of circumstance.-."
Mr. Rostock continued.
iiil there was no account whatever
fi r the manner in whieh I have been
tr.-urd and treated. I vv a--away on
si net 1 v official business such as I
hive been time and time again, at
tending righ t t .i m v d ii tie- every day.
a id no man living can point his liu
g r to an act of mine, per-onally or
o'lieiallv. that would cause any one
I t doubt me or t o ii uost ion my acts,
lull have been hu tuiiia! i ugly dis
graced without cause. 1 propose to
know the reason why and to make it
v arm for somebody. 1 can to!! you
Mr. Rostock appeared much agi
tated, and said he was going to
I'eoria tomorrow to sec Collector
Marr relating to his icmoval. Ralph
1 bwverst ick is serving temporarily in
Mr. Rostock's place as deputy col
lector. The Ciri-OK.
W. II. Harris" circus exhibited in
this citv Tuesday, ami while there
was not much blow made over its
coming.it was one of the best cir
cuses that has visited this city in
manv a longdav. We say this much
of our own free will and accord, as
he representative of the show failed
;o visit the oflice. anil we paid our
tvay into his tent like any other free
born American The Journal. Louis
This uniiiue show will visit Rock
Island Friday. Aug. 1.
The I.oeal Itall Team.
The local ball jdayers held a meet
in " last eveninpaiul the following
club was organized to play Sunday
in Muscatine: (i. A. R. Cook. William
Zeis, H. Sage, R. Shean, C. Zeis, W.
Reals. G. Scherer. T. South, M.Rarth,
and E. Conelly. Mr. Sage is in re
ceipt of a letter from Kewanee, in
which that club asks him to secure a
pitcher and play with them against
Galesbiirg. A boom in base ball is
the outlook, and the boys feel as
sured that t-hev have a strong team.
Oliver Olsen Direct from I'anic .stricken
Oliver Olsen. our former towns
man, now located at Denver, where
he is connected with the Green
River Rasin and Canal company, ar
rived in the city this morning on his
way to Chicago. Mr. Olsen is not
one of Colorado's grand army which
is swarming east in search of bread.
He is Chicago bound on business and
pleasure, but he is posted on the
Colorado situation as it is. To say
that the people are rabid out that
way, Mr. Olsen remarked, expresses it
mildly. The panic now prevailing
which is driving the laboring people
out of the state bv the thousands has
been smothering since Dec. 1, when
the silver mines began to shut down.
And then when the drop in silver
from SO to (in came, the mines all shut
down forthwith and . -i. ;') men were
thrown into a state of idleness.
There was absolutely nothing for
them to dono work for them on the
farm; railroads cut their train ami
construction forces and could not use
them, factories curtailed, so did bus
iness houses, and. in fact, all
branches of industry lapsed into a
candilion of suspense. The men
could do not hing.and those who have
not left the state are in a state of e
t remc excitement
lttM'k Island All I'.iRltt.
Mr. Olsen expressed himself
pleased, as he always is. with Rock
Island. He said he noted improve
ment here, and that of all the
towns he had visited of late, he
thought Rock Island was holding its
own eijiial to any.
An Larly Ktick Isla.ttler.
The Dubuque '1 hues referring to
the death in that citv of (Jen. Vande-
ver. savs that before making his res
idence "at Dubuiiie. he was a citizen
of Rock Island, and an early one.
The Times says he located in Rock
Island in is:i, vv hen .be became clerk
of the courts. cleVk in a store and a
surveyor. He surveyed large tracts
of public lands in what now com
prises the states ot Iowa, Illinois and
Wisconsin. In lS4d he became the
editor of the Rock Island Advertiser
and conl inueil as such for several
vears. He warmly advocated public
improvements, sounded the key note
in favor of the construction of a rail
road f:-otn Chicago to Rock Island
and was one of the first incorpora
tors. I:i 1"I7 he was married in
Davenport to Miss Williams, who
surv ives him. In ISol he removed to
Dubuiue and was employed in the
surveyor general's olllec. and later
became clerk of the supreme court.
In IS.'ts; he was elected to congress by
a republican nia jorit v of ll.otin. and in
l('to was reelected by a larger major
ity, his competitor being his law
partner, one of the most eloquent
and accomplished men who ever
graced the bar of Inwa.
The rain which began this morn
ing was vYeieomc. indeed. City folks
were not complaining as the weather
has lten all that could be desired of
late, biit in realization of how badly
t he shijwer was needed by the grow
ing crops, all fell rejoiced. Rev.
Prof. John Hicks, of St. Louis, whose
prognostication.- are the safest of anv
to bank on. has the following weath
er note relating to the present period
and immediate future:
The last period for July runs from
I'd to Itii, t.he i'i-ds falling coincident
with the full moon on the i'sth. At
this time we will have entered into
the Venus period which is central
August 7th. and if we are to have
general rains from the Venus distur
bance iN August, they are apt to be
gin at this last July period. We
look for much violent disturbance at
this time, and hope for seasonable
rains, but shall not ho surprised if
there are more severe bluster, elec
trical displays and rapid transitions
from heat to cool, than rain. At all
events wc may reasonably expect a
respite from summer heat at the
close of the last Julv storms
A. J. Ilapliss pleaded guilty in
the county court this morning to as
sault with a deadly weapon and was
M. E. Armstrong, the colored man
arrested by Olliccr Long yesterday
for vagrancy, was sent to the county
jail for .'ill days. Other charges may
be filed against him before tue coin
plet ion of his time.
Mrs. Ike Hart, colored, the woman
who hit her husband with a pitcher
a few days ago. in Davenport, es
caped from jail yesterday. Last re
ports are that she was on a train go
ing west. Her husband is in a pre
School House I'lans
The South Rock Island school di
rectors have placed on exhibition at
Thomas1 drug store for the advantage
of contractors and builders, the plans
of the new school house to be erected
on Aiken street. The -structure is to
lie a brick one room building, capa
ble of being enlarged to four rooms
in the futtire.
The civil service commission at
Washington has notified the local
board regarding the examinations
held here June 3d. There were eight
applicants, two of whom John Sten
gel and George Rarker, carriers
were above the required 70 per cent.
CRUSHED BY A CAR.
A Shoekins Aceliient to a Lady In lav
enport. .Yesterday afternoon, shortly be
fore 3 o'clock, Mrs. Crofelius, living
in Davenport, was killed on
west Third street by a street
ear. She in company with Mrs.
Elizabeth liieek, was going to visit
some friends, and as the west bound
car stood on the switch they got off
the car on the right hand side.
crossed the track behind the car and
stepped in front of an east bound car
which struck both ladies. Mrs.
Rieck was thrown to the ground and
sustained a scalp wound. Mrs. Cre
celius fell across the track and was
crushed by the guards and wheels.
Dr. J. W. Adams was on the ear.
He gave the injured woman his best
attention, but nothing could be
done. She was beyond help. She
was taken into Hass1 butcher shop,
the nearest place, and died in a few
minutes. She was .50 years of age,
and leaves a husband and two chil
Wartteil of Dunjcr,
The men in charge of both ears
warned thr women of danger, but
they diil not seem to realize their
peril until it was too late to avoid it.
although the uiotorman on the car
which did the cruel work put on the
brakes and did all possible to stop.
llelil to Aimtver.
The sequel to the attack upon Miss
Relic Richardson, of Davenport, in
Chicago Tuesday night, and her es
cort. William Eieklin. who rescued
her diamond brooch from the hands
of the robber, knocking him down
and holding him until the arrival of
policemen, as recounted in last even
ing's Al:i;i s. is contained in the dis
patches of last night:
All parties appeared in court to-
uay. I lie alleged highwayman
proved to be T. C. Wood in, a well-
known traveling salesman, and who.
tor several weeks has had charge of
exhibits at the World's fair. His do'
fense was that was drunk and did not
know what he was doing,and the offi
cer who took him in corroborated the
statement. He was pretty badly
used up. and expressed great contri
tion, and as his mother, who was in
the court room, was almost prostrat-
cil by the disgrace of her son. Miss
Richardson begged that the case be
.1 : : . ... t 'iVi '
iiisiiusseu. ine justice, however.
declined, and held Woodin to the
grand jury in bonds of 1,000.
Oir for the North.
R. Johnson and wife, of Iowa Citv.
who have been visiting here, left for
Miss Campbell, of Chicago, who
lias been visitingin the citv for some
time, also left on the Pittsburg for
The packet Pittsburg, which
cleared for the north last night, took
out quite a passenger list from Rock
T. M. Cox and A. M. Workman, of
Vermont. 111., recently visiting
ilarry Cleveland, of this city. left
lor St. I'aul. !
II. C. (Jood and wife, of San Fran
cisco, accompanied b Mrs. John (Jood
and son. Harrv, of Moline. left last
night ui the Pittsburg for a trip to
St. Paul. Mr Good and wife have
been visiting their sister, Mrs. Com-
efivs, of Rock Island.
Loeal Worlil'B Fair : Visitors.
S. R. Stoddard left for Chicago
this morning to visit the fair.
J. F. Shields returned vesterdnv
after a week's vivit to the fair.
Miss Grace Cuter left for Chicago
yesterday to attend the fair and visit
Mrs. H. y. Knox, accompanied by
her sister, left this morning for the
W orld s lair.
Miss R. M. Egau left this morn
ing to visit friends in Pullman. 111..
ind to take in the World's fair.
Louis Sehmitt. of Lincoln, Neb.,
formerly of this city, is here after a
It-weeks' visit to the fair and in Indi
ana. Mr. Sehmitt contemplates se
riously making this city his home
(L'ulllnjr liy Number.
R. Fisk, of Chicago, assistant
superintendent of the Central Union
Telephone coinpany. is in the citv
today on ollicial business, and TllK
Ai:i;t s acknowledges a pleasant call.
Mr. Fisk made a detailed explanation
of the number system which has been
so frequently complained of here,
and said it was adopted by the com
pany with a view to the best interests
of the company and its patrons. He
believed it the most practical and ad
vantageous means of serving all ends.
It will bo difficult to popularize
the scheme with the general public.
This is tlie year for visiting
for renewing old acquaintances.
Probably most families will en
tertain, this summer, friends and
relatives they haven't seen for
If, therefore, you want a new
chamber set for the spare room,
a new dinner set for the table, or
new knives, forks or spoons, let
me remind you that I can supply
those wants. You'll be surprised
to find i.o'.v cheaply.
G. M. Loosley
1109 Second Atoddp,
Rock Inland .
A JULY OFFERING.
A TALE OF PANTS.
This is the time for our semi-annual clearance
sale a time when our customers indulge in the
luxury of buying fine all-wool pants, at
That's the tale we want lo tell you about, and
the best part of it is, it's u true one.
Straw hats, the fine ones, 75c; for boys and
children, 2c; Bon Bon French underwear at
0c, cheap ?.t 75c; plenty of Kellogg's 50c un
derwear at 25c; neckwear at half price and less.
Great Sacrifice in Shoes.
We have reduced the prices on our immense
stock of Shoes at the Central Shoe Store as
Men's PatenfLeather frm
" Cordovan, Lac- or : ijrr-.sa
" Calf 1
" Kangaroo "
i " Calf - '
Women's Cloth Top Pat. Trioa
Weir and Sinn" Tun
" DongrttOm. Seis -sni" x. Toe -1. 00 o -jam
These prices will hold good only until our
stock is reduced; so come early.
Schneider's Central Shoe Sio.-e.
1818 Second Aveirie.
HAVE YOU SEEN ST.
G. O. H UCKSTAEDT,
19 1811 Second Aven..4.
C. F. DEWEND, Manager K KPrJ()NE No. 120G
"UpliolsteriDg don- t ..m,.
- -DEALER I -
UNSEED OIL, Wllir LE A D, ETC
hl'J Third Aveaui-.
$5 CKTjtO $HJ0
6.00 to 4 0j
5.50 to 410
5.50 to 4 0
3.00 to 2.1'
4.00 to ;:m
8 51 t '.
The niovt uniijue
h-i-t.irv or Mndy
ehair yvt devised.
Ir was tli-Mnr-i
pi-i-iallv fur the
Adi'lhcrt Coll. :;.
It is iiiad' hi' the
very be-t quarter
sawed Ohh white
oak and braeod
with malleable irou
braees very nieely
hron.ed. this jriv
in the greatest
strength that rood
material and work
manship ean fur
nish. Wc are exclusive agent
for (hi chair. bon't
miss wring it. JuMthe
thinu for the oflice. li
brary, study or reaiiin?
1 MIXED' ROUSE PAlNTb