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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 189.
Sustain Home Inclustry
Calling for Rook Island
Brewing Co., Beer.
The Best Beer Made,
On Tap everywhere.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, success
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery. 1.
Huber's City Brewery and Raible & Stengel's
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Junge's
Bottling Works, has one of the most complete
Brewing establishments including Bottling de
partment in the country. The product is the
very best Beer is bottled at the brewery and
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and may
be ordered direct from the head offices on Mo
line avenue by Telephone.
lacoiroBATto cxdkk thb stats law.
Rock Island Savings Bank,
Rocs Injure, III.
Ofm r? fNatia.,MdlatwdayniaifNa7lSs'elMk.
fire per awt Xntarawt paid on Deposits. Money loaned om Fmonal eoW
lMOTlr Bmi Imh Mooiiqr.
t.11BKMMU,Tm. W C PCTMLjjnT.TVM IWl. tJM. aTCTOKD, Cashtat .
F. L. aUsataO, W. C Mrtvm Ma Craaaaa. run mteaan. B. T. Ban, L. took,
i i mw Seas. MMtn.
Jal, t, Ma, Ma mmm Xmm mMmI mm nf XttcMl Lode's new saDda
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
B. F. DoGEAR,
Contractor and Builder.
, Oflo 14 Hop tii Eigfctetatk Street
O. J. V. OCHREIUER.
Contractor and Builder.
Carpenter and Builder,
office, so-, tm sixth avenue,
Shop on YIm CtrttC FOCK IBLAKD.
C9SSX SCOARS, fiopriMor.
Ths chdttlYIna. Ucuors. Beer end Cigars always on Hud
Plumbsro, Steam, Gao Fitters
Bobn Jkatlag sad SeaiUrj PI as Mag.
' PmlpitmNmn, gfrrpltm
Chang. mf lAfe, and a bate aa4
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ROCK I8LAKD, ILL.
nr WUterli Pttnb
Bcaement Bock bland NaL Bank
A LION'S FEAST.
Tasa Pay tfca rrfeis Far
We had oar camp at the Mc bend of tfca
Zonga mcr, when It approaches neares
the gnat assert of the Hottentot counter.
aod ooa morning word waa brought is that
we bad captured a Tery large Hon In a pit
which had been dun for that parnoaa.
Among the natives who went oat in ad
Tanceof as were two fellows who had bean
threatening each other with personal rio
leticeeversliice we left the Yaal river. Both
were tall, strong men, and each bad his fol
lowing, aa is always the case, even In civi
lised commonitiee. They bad been re
strained only by threats of the colonel to
tarn them oat of camp. They met at the
lion pit, and by accident or otherwiseone
Jostled the other.. It was the spark trading
to an exptoMoo. lora Tom. as we had
nicknamed one of them, seized the other,
whose title was Joe-Joe. and with a
twist and a wrench threw him into the pit
upon the lion. It was a terrible thins; to
do, and neither the colonel nor I believed
that Tom-Tom really had meant to do it.
though he would not hare hesitated to use
hatchet or knife.
We met the native coming back with the
murderer in custody, and tbey demanded
that his life should pay the forfeit. The
pair of as ran on to the pit in hopes to save
Jos-Joe. but we were too late. The lion was
not only hungry, but in a terrible temper
over ni capture, ana be bad killed the man
as soon as be could p to him. Had the
victim lost his life in a fair fight, nothing
would have been done. Had be been stabbed
to death in camp, the murderer would hire
bad to give Ins widow or other relatives
about SO cents' worth of beads. As it was
the men would bear of no punishment short
of drat n.
About 10 o'clock in the forenoon, having
exausted every effort and the men begin
ning to threaten loudly, we turned Tom
Tom over to them, lie bad been very quiet
all the morning, and when told that he
must die he exhibited no emotion. He was
in his prime and had a wife and three chil
dren at home, but be was too brave and
proud spirited to break down. He was
fciven his choice of death thst is, they
would strip him and leave him bound hand
and foot ou-an anthill or lie should be flung
to the lion, who bad by that time eaten the
last morsel of poor Joe-Joe. lie would nail
er have been shot or clublied to death, but
they thought that would lie getting off too
cany. After thinking it over for awhile, he
said to us:
"I have seen men left to the ants, and it
was sometimes a whole day before they
died. If I am thrown into the pit. the lion
will kill me within a minute, and there
will be no suffering. And, too, the man
who is killed by a lion dies a proud death.
and bis wife and children need not be
anbamrd to say bow he died. Yes, I will
die that way. The lion will not be hungry
again before tomorrow, but 1 wish the men
to annoy him until be raves with anger.
Then he will finish me at once, and you can
get the cage up and secure him."
Tom-Tom talked the matter over as
calmly as if speaking of an ox gone astray.
edoubleddurofTeronly to have it prompt
ly rejected, and then turned him over to
the escort nnd saddled up and rode away.
What followed was told to us on our re
turn. A portion of the natives armed
themselves with long poles and sticks and
stones and angered the linn until he was
positively furious. Tom-Tom was then led
forward by his guards. All agreed that he
was the least excited of the crowd. Two
strong fellows bad lieen appointed to fling
him into the pit, but wbeu be was brought
forward he said:
'I am to die for causing the death of a
man who thirsted for my life. I do not
complain of that, but I wish to die like a
man. I nbind me and stand back! I know
what a lion can do. He can kill an ox wit h
a blow of his paw, and be can crush the
largest bone at one lute. He will kill me
before you can count 30, but he would aft
erward be ashamed that he bad killed a
man who was helpless. Jab him with your
poles and make him furious. That's the
lyl Hear his cries of rage! See how he
leaps np in hopes to get out! You are now
going to see bow a brave man dies. Look
sharply, for yon will never see t he 1 i ke again.
w ben you return home, you will tell every
body that I threw Joe-Joe to the lion, but
you will also say that I was killed by the
same beast. Aow I am going gondby all
He stepped to the edge of the pit, which
was about 13 feet deep, and dived head first
down upon the lion, who was standing on
his hind feet. There was a fierce roar, tnuf
fled growls, a struggle lasting a few sec
onds and the men looked down and knew
tbat Tom-Tofn was dead. The lion was so
thoroughly aroused that it was not until
the next day we could make amove to cage
bim, and it took us over half a day to bring
him out of the pit and make bim a secure
prisoner. After he was out of the pit I
looked into it, but there was very little to
be found to tell of the double tragedy.
Then I closely inspected the caged beatO,
ttit be bad licked bimvelf clean and wa3
hungry for another victim. M. Quad.
Frsveattoa is Barer
Than cure, and those who arc subject
to rheumatism can prevent attacks
by keening the blond pure and free
from the acid which causes the din-
cane, ion can rciv uin iimxi
Sarsanarilla as a remedy for rheuma
tism and catarrh, also for every form
of scrofula, salt rheum, boils nnd
other diseases caused by impure
blood. It tones and vitalizes the
Hood's Pills are easy and gentle in
W later Ksearatain.
Lowest rates, quickest time, and
choice of routes via the C, K. I. & P.
railway. (Kock Island route) to Flor-
ida. California. Texas or Mexico
createst variety of winter towns
ever offered. For full particulars
ar.nl v to F. II. Mummer, ticket
agent, Rock Island depot, or address,
L 01. ALLCn.
General Agent, Davenport, la.
The C, K. I. & P. (via Chicago) is
the quickest route by two hours from
the tri-cities to Florida and other
southern points. Superior accom
modations, dining and Pullman car
service. Trv this line. For full in
formation and excursion tickets at
lowest rates, annlv at C. U. I. & P.
ticket office on Moline avenue.
Taxes are now due and payable at
county treasurer's office, eourt house
building. Bring last year's tax re
ceipt. Edward Bauebsfeld.
K, C. Clakkb, Deputy. Collector.
Pork Gilmore,i pork.
A. B. Hollister, of Coe, was in
citj on Saturday.
This promises to be quite a lively
week in social circles.
C. Wheaton and H. Patterson, of
Edgington, were in town today.
Leave your laundry orders at 1820
Second avenue. Harper bouse block.
William Pepper and C. Mer.lis, of
Illinois City, were in town today.
Miss Jennie Kane left last evening
to resume her duties as teacher in
Leave your packages for the Mo
line Electric laundry at 1823 Second
avenue. Harper house block.
The Moline Electric laundry has
opened a branch office in the room
occupied by McIIugh's ticket office
and the Postal Telegraph company.
The most unique affair of the sea
son will lie the orange social ond mu
sical program at the First Baptist
church Tuesday evening. ' Supper 5
Mrs. Wad worth irave an afternoon
tea today to a few of Mrs. Varney's
friends." Mai. Varnev. formerly "of
Rock Island arsenal, is now stationed
Martin T. Wright, a former fruit
grower, has determined to embark
in the manufacture of flavoring ex
tracts at some convenient point lic
tween Kock Inland add Molinc in the
A special meeting of the W. C. T.
U. will be held tomorrow afternoon
at 3 o'clock at the Y. M. C. A. build
ing. All mcmliers are requested to
be present, as there is business of
importance. Meeting of the execu
tive committee at 2 o'clock.
It is not generally known that the
now famous character of the regent
of Siar.i, Wang." in the merry opera
of that name, which comes to the
Burtis on Wednesday night, is a
take off upon a real individual.
Such, however, is the case, the per
son burlesqued being Chow Thya Sri
Surg Wangse, who was the real ruler
of iSiani for 25 vears, a part of that
being during the minoritv of the
present king. - He is now 80 years
old, but is still the leader cf one of
the political parties at court, the
leader of , the other being the king
himself. Wangse, like his namesake
in the opera, has none but girls and
none but pretty ones, too for his
attendants. In fact the general
story of Wang" is quite true, except
that the crown prince did not, as in
the opera, abdicate the throne in
favor of the Rejjinei.
When Eugene Thompkins decided
to revive ! ue BiaiK crook" over a
year ago, it was thought best to re
write the part of Greppo, so -as to
make it stronger, and place it in the
hands of some up to date comedian.
After it was done, the part of Car-
line was found to be too weak, so it
was changed, and now the celebrated
old spectacle has twoverv prominent
comeuv parts, it has been improved
in many ways, nntil it outranks any
similar production before the pub
lic. It is still the leader, and it
looks as if it will continue so. The
late arranged for here is next
A C'oart House Corner Mane.
The difficulty over the laying of the
corner stone of the new Warren
county court house at Monmouth,
has been settled by the building com
mittee and hoard of supervisors,
The committee originally requested
the bar association to take charge of
the exercises, and the association in
vited the Masonic order to lav the
stor.e with the usual ritualistic cere
monies. The opposition to this be
came so great from a certain relig
ious sect that the building commit
tee withdrew the request to the bar
association, and will either arrange a
program itself or lay the stone with
out public exercises. Everts com
mander. Knights Templar, of this
city, had been invited to participate.
Ihe opposition to the Masons in
Monmouth evidently has forgotten
all about what order laid the first
corner stone, but that is of no con
cern to Rock Island. If Rock Island
county ever gets a chance to build a
new court house, there will be no
quarreling about how the corner
stone shall lie laid.
la Oldea TImm
People overlooked the importance of
permanently beneficial effects, and
were satisfied with transient action;
bat now that it is generally known
that Syrup of Figs will termanentlv
cure Habitual constipation, well in
formed people win not buy other
laxatives, which act for a time but
finally injure the system.
Not lee to Contractors.
Sealed proposals will be received
at the city clerk's office, Rock-Island,
111., until Monday, Feb. 6, 1894. at 5
o'clock p. m.. for the building of
scale house and pavilion for the city
of Kock Island, 111. flans and spec
ifications on Cle at the city clerk's
All bids must be accompanied with
a certified check in the sum of $ 100.
payable to the order of the citv of
Ruck Island, 111., which shall become
forfeited to said city in case the bid
der shall fail to enter into contrac
with approved suricties, to execute
the work for the price mentioned in
his bid, and according to the plans
and specifications, in the event that
the contract shall be awarded to lum
The city reserves the right to re
jeci any anu an bids.
Bock Island. III., Jan. 17, 1894.
T. J. Medill, Jit., Mayor.
A. D. Ui-EsiNG,.City Clerk,
Jan. 19. Harry C. Nason, by ad
ministrator, to Marv M. Nason, lot
S, Brook's fifth add.. Rock Island,
Mallachich Sutton to Maria Sut
ton, e 28 feet lot 7, block IS, Spencer
A Case s add., Kock Island, f 100.
Free Swedish Evangelical church
to Christian Schreiner, sj lot 1. block
43, Chicago or lower add.. Rock Isl
and, f 125.
A brain Rinker, by heir, to Sophia
Rinker, lot 4, village of Edgington,
and indefinite strip 8, 16, 3w, tl.
William H. Ashdown to A. F. Hol
lister, nwj, nej, 19, 19, 2e, 92,400.
Rebecca Johnston to William Mc
Laughlin, el nw and w j nej and
part ne ne 2, 16, 2w, 1.
T. A. U. Johnston etal, by Mas.
tor, to William McLaughlin, e nw)
and w! ne, and part nej nej 2, 16.
Jan. 20. Estate of John A. Boyer.
Report of sale of insolvent claim
filed and approved.
Estate of Charles W. Armstrong.
Administrator's report filed and ap
proved. r-state of ivo erpale. rrcd von
Wontergehn. Ferdinand Horn and
Louis Mcesc appointed appraisers.
ouarrtiansiiip of rrank, Salome,
Mark and Ralph Norris. Requests
oi rranK and alome orris lor ap
pointment of Wilbcr F. Xorris as
heir guardian filed. Petition by
v Uber r. Morris for letters of guar
lansinp tiled. Itond hied and ap
proved and letters issued to him.
r-state of Jacob r. Out. Invcn
tory filed and approved.
r.stale of Johanna Johnson. In
ventory filed and approved.
A Itttle Oirt't Xsoenesee in a L aMhois
Air. and Mrs. Lioren 1 reseott arc
keepers of the tiov. Lighthouse at
Sand Beach, Mich, and are blessed
ith a daughter, four vears old. Last
April she was taken down with
measles, followed with a dreadful
cough and turning into a fever.
Doctors at home and at Detroit treat
ed her, but in vain, she grew worse
rapidly, until she was a mere "hand
ful o- bones." Then she tried Dr.
ling's New Discovery and after the
sc of two and a haif bottles, was
completely cured. They say Dr.
King s acw liiscovcry is worth its
weight in gold, yet you may try a
bottle free at llartz & Lllcniever s.
STRENGTH AND nEALTH.
If vou are not feeling strong and
hcalthv. trv Electric Bitters. If "La
Grippe" has left you weak and weary.
use t.Iectric Hitters. I his remedy
acts directly on liver, stomach and
kidneys, gently aiding these organs
to perform their functions. If vou
are afflicted with sick headache, you
will find speedv and a permanent re
lief lv taking Electric Bitters. One
trial will convince you that this is
the remedy vou need. Large bottles
only 53c. at liartz & Ullemever's.
BCCK1.EN S ARNICA SALVE.
The best salve in the world for cuts.
bruises, sores, ulcers salt rheum
Fever sores, tetter, chapped hands.
cbilblains, corns, and all skin crup,
lions, and positively ?urcs piles or
no pav required. It is guaranteed
to give perfect satisfaction, or money
rclunded. 1 rice 2a cents per box.
Foi sale bv Hartz & Ullcmever
Proposals will be received bv the
mayor and chairman of the fire and
light committee of the citv of Rock
Island, III., nntil Jan. 25, 1S94, at 5
o'clock p. m., for supplies needed in
the extension of the fire department
of said city, viz:
Two two-horse hose wagons, with
full line ot equipments, including
one SO-foot extension and one 14-foot
single ladder. Each wagon to weigh
uot more than 2,100 pounds, and to
lie so constructed as to carry two fire
extinguishers. Workmanship and
material to be guaranteed.
I wo double sets of tire department
swinging harness, with Joe s patent
hane and hangers for harness. One
set of single harness. One single
buck-board wagon for tire chief.
Three horses suitable for fire de
Jne citv lias the right to reject
any and all bids.
J. J. medill, jr., Alayor.
Chairman of Fire and Light Com
Rock Island, 111., Dec. 29, 1893.
For Sale Cheap.
For terms, etc,
Catatrli! Citarrfc! Catarrh!
Doctor Hart's Anti-Septic and Med
icated Oil Treatment for Catarrh,
AstLma. Bronchial and Lung
II l the only remedy which ha ew cnretl
tarrh M-niiiieull in the hort petioit f f.om
tkmc tu Hve wer. A lonrlt or hw to aajr
pntma who cam at me cuiea ol nr,i or tliro t
catarrh la tlie lime mcrtioard. Call na Wntara
mil Kpfi-rructr to taoc who a, beet, ner-
Bwnently cared. JTor farther Information call on
W. H. OSBORNE,
Pel i in nt and Wmteia Arent.
, . . KduBi S, Kyaa Block, Dari-uaort, Iowa.
Sastorla Is Dr. Samuel Pitclicr'a prescription for Infants
' ndCnilArcn. It contains neltlter Opium, ZIorpbinonor
.other Narcotic substance It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, SooCbisc Gyrcps and Castor OIL
It is Pleasant. Its gnarantco i thirty years use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
fevcrisbness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,
cares Diarrhoea er.d Wind Colic Castoria relieves
teething troubles cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates tbo fowl, regulates the stomach
and bowel, civin? ker.ltby and n;-t:ixal sleep. Cas
toria Li tbo Children. Panacea tbo Mother's Friend,
"Call rli Is aa excellent mkUcItm for chfl
4na. Mothers bav repeatedly toldrae of Its
food eCt upea Uitir cJii Ulrea.'
Da. Q. C Orgood,
" Chatorla b ths best remedy for chiMrm of
which 1 ua acquainted. I bopa ill day is cot
far distant when mothers wi li consider the real
Interest of Uteir children, and use Castoria in
stead oi the vartousquack nostrums which ora
destroying their lorod ones, by forcia? opium,
soorphitie, soothing syr.ip nod other hun nil
agents down their throat, thereby aeadinz
tbem to premature prave."
Da. J. F. KnccBEvn,
Shm Cantavanr Compact j-, TX
-DIRT DEFIES THE
IS cnPftTP THA?
Heating and Ventilating Engineers.
Gas and Steam Fitting,
A complete line of Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing Hom,
Fire Brick Etc. Largest and best equipped
establishment west of Chicago.
DA Via tiujun Moline, HI 1 112. 114 West Seventeenth at
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
Analytic id liiensM Pharmacist
la cow located in his new buflJice at the corner of Fifth arena
and Twenty .third street.
T thorooth lust, action given at this School l verified by mora than 100 different Pcopla
using their Students
112 and ,14 East Second Street, DA VEX PORT, IOWA.
li i. Ucdbov.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kiads of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimates
furnished when desired.
Shop oor First are. and tterenteenth st. Bock Island.
SETTERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
-Ossersl )oottaf dons oa short
Ccstoria Is to well adapted to ddldree tfca
I recommend It aa superior toanyu-fiHWliI
IT. A. Arcwcs, 3. TX,
lit So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, X. X
Our phj-fSdans in ths children's depart
uvtit have spoken highly ot their xparV
ence la their outside practice with Caslorax
nnd althctigh wa orly have amor ow
medical EnpF'ies what is known as lesniar
products, yi-t we are free to confess that tha
tucriia of Castoria, has won as to look wits
farsr upon it.
United Hosnraii axu XharKsaaa,
Allek C Smith, TVri ,
Jlan ay Street, Kw Tort City.
Telephone 1 148.
1803 Second ATexrae.
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