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THE AUGUS. TUESDAY', JANUATtY 15, 1895.
I a. c. eomur. . a. ocniur.
Connelly & Connelly,
V . Attorneys at Law.
Omce Knl floor, ore afiaghel a; LradeH
i bank. MohtWIou.
j Jackson & Hunt.
' Attomeji at Law.
I Oflic ia Rock Ulead National Beak aafldlag.
. fit a. b. must.
a. l. waxaaa.
Sweeney & Walker,
Attorneys and Councillors at Law
OOca ia Bengstoa's Block.
Charles J. Searle,
Attorney at Law.
Lecal hntn or all kinds ptmptlr attended
to. bote a.Uorney of hoea Island count j.
Office, loetofloe Block.
McEniry & McEnlry,
Attornejs at Law.
Lou manor rord e-carlty: mase eollec
ttorw. Mofrrruer. Ml'acU Lvaoa, kukan.
(Met, Poetomc Block.
Dr. R. Jay,
V Office at SUavcn'i livery stable. Telephone
E. L. MarstoD, M. D.
' Offiee over Barts A tllemeyer't drag (tore.
4 Residence 732 Twenty-fourth street. Office
telephone 1UB7. Kcaldencc telephone 1SH.
Ofllce boon 9 to 11 am and t to 4 and S to S p a
. I. a. aoiAOwacea. a. a. a. a. BAara. a. B
Dra, Barth & Hollowbush,
Physician and Surgeons.
CaV Tttrd it.
Df, Barrb I iir.Monowbaah
I leMa.ta. I 10 tola a. m.
;, 1 tot umI Iwiik, I itolaaeTtoSp.i
Dr. Chas. M. Robertson,
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Only.
Office, Whlttaker Block, southwest corset
Third aad Brady streets, Davenport. Iowa
Kooanltaadla. Bonn: 9 k 11 a. tot p. at.
Dr. B.O. Miller,
Over 30 yean experience has mide Im
port uit diBeoveriee which enable him to
make marvelous care la aeule aad
RHEUMATISM and NEURALGIA
Offlca In Beecher bni'.dlug. 1S09 Sec
ond avenue. Office boon: a. m. to 6
Drack & Kerns.
Architects and Superintendents.
Rnma ITMPA Building, corThiid avenae
and Nineteenth s'.re t.
Edward L. Ham matt,
Office. Room 41. Mltcbell Lvnde Buildln.
Geo. P. Staudnhar.
Plans and superintendence for all clear of
Buildings. Rooms S3 and SS, Mitchell Lynda
BaUdlng. Take elevator.
W. A. Darling,
Room 4. M tchell Jt Lynde a building.
I ) R. M. Pearce,
Room 99 aad 81 la aUcaeU Lynda's new
Banning. Take elevate
Twenty-First Street Addition
Fine Residence Lots in this
addition For Sale on
This addition is located be
tween Twentieth and Twenty-second
streets and Tenth
and Twelfth avenues, and
nearly every lot in it has
upon" it a tine walnut, elm.
hack berry, or other large
tree, and is already provid
ed with abundant shade.
These lots are in the very
best part of the city, anil
the most desirable for resi
. dence purpose of any lots in
the city. Apply to
M. M. STURGEON,
Eoam, 21, XUchtU & Lynd Block.
aiBnal Wrrarcw. at iT Oe-amy at
iltTinliifiUMi.in il"a .i"'.of e a.
Brings com'ort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyrrent when
rightly used. The many.'who liTe bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by "more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical bein", will attest
the value to health of Uiffpure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and plea
ant to the taste, the ref rvhhing and truly
beneficial properties of a jierfitt lax
ative ; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and foyers
ana permanently curing contijat:on.
It has giv?n satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the nu-dical
profession, ix'cau-e it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Fijrs is for sale by all drug
giatsin 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Pyrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, alio the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you mill not
accept any substitute if vaered.
J E. Montrose, Maa:
One Night On y,
Wednesday, Jan. 16.
THE DERBY WINKER
The greatest comedy sad racing drama ever
pioiured Tr.e ecntatioa of the eon.
A (ilCEAT CAT.
Read ih: meter of artiste, famooa ti their lines:
' Arthur Ttnnn.
1 1 he celebrated
a his local favor
ite: Max Miller;
Pnrrer J. White;
Louis B. Ball;
Oiga Verne; V
ola Arthur; Mina
.nt-li an B.ll,
Kdrii the no-
t d col jrl acto
and a host t
j a-e horMs head
ed bv old Free
men."! he grandest ra e corse m ail the lanit;"
IA'i;rarlr, Anawan, Jan the. All Ablnrf. Ilias
1'rice and Kemedy.
A revelatioa of ecenlc hentiee. Gi n Grar:te
old lor cabin. The ti. Uouf. mi.1, race traca re-
fioilu ed. The famou. Matie scene, tt en from
ire. The electric light race tra a seen in full op
ee rat ion.
Prices. 9S, no Tic andsi.
Rnrtis Op.ra House,
Wednesday, Jan. 16,
The Literal y Event of the Year
in Evening of fnmhice,
Chas. Eugene Banks,
In Reading Their Own Works.
See's and toxrs on sale Monday aoruin; at
Flnke'a Book store, regular boose pr'ces. Tele
phone No. St.
Durtis Opera House,
Friday Night, Jan. 18.
Robert 6. Ingersoll
"Altogether the most powerful
argument Col. Ingersoll has ever
made against the Orthodox re
ligion." New York World.
Pri'ee, f 1. an Me. Mare seats l.5. Low
er boxes. S seat. (9. Upper boats. 4 eeate. 96
8au on sale at Fluke's book More 1 ncsday mora-
in f, 4 tauary 1j. Telephone ai.
Nev Grand Opera House
Davenport's Lead ins Iheitia
e w. KnirTuMataT.
Sunday Evening, Jan. 20.
Special engasementof the farce comedy
MURRAY and MACK,
la their new dii.tlon of
TVs t The p'ay thai basset the latkm to
laucb ag. aad
"THE GOAT BIT RIS BEARD."
Frleea IS. SO, Tie and $1. Partks from Sock
isaaa scccre teau at uoya Mewrt t.
LIGHT FROM PLANTS.
ONCE BELIEVED TO EE PURE FANCY,
BUT NOW KNOWN AS REAL.
One of the early naturalists, Mme.
Merian, I think, describes an extraor
dinary spectacle which she observed in
Asia. Her parry was moving through
a forest at night when without warn
ing a large light appeared. At first dim,
it increased in size, growing larger and
larger until finally a tree was outlined
in a soft pulsating light.
The natives were demoralized and re
fused to approach it, saving it was the
sacred tree of fire. Bnt the naturalist
bad little faith in trees of fire and in
vestigated it, finding that the light was
due to certain insects, which, by the
war, has never been obfarved since.
That a tree or plant -onld give light
was deemed a figure of the imagination.
yet today it is known that light giving
plants are not uncommon and among the
most striking and remarkable of nat
ural phenomena. Once in returning from
a day's hunt through a deep forest in
the heart ' of the Adirondack region I
stumbled against a dead limb of a tree,
when to my amazement I was at once
surrounded by a silvery light that flew
in all directions, like darts and arrows
of fire, each piece burning where it lay.
This was an unusually brilliant display
of the best known of luminous plants,
the "fox fire," or "witches' glow" of
To the layman it is often mysterious,
as investigation shows nothing but the
decayed wood, and sometimes a soft,
pulpy mass. The botanist will soon
point out the light giver in the myce
lium of some fungus that has permeated
the old branch and fairly taken posses
sion of it, converting it into a glorious
spectacle when disturbed. The vivid
ness of the light may be estimated when
it is known that print can often be read
by it, and the light of some bas been
known to penetrate through several
thicknesses of paper.
Singular to say, the smallest plant ia
often the means of producing tho greatest
luminous effects. This is the diatom,
which the naturalists of the Challenger
found Coating m the ocean in vast num
bers, and as the nucleus of the diatom
is often brilliantly phosphorescent some
of the most remarkable displays of light
observed by the naturalists were occa
sioned by these little plants. But what
shall we say to a Fight observed by a
Norwegian bark in the bay of Fonchal?
The waters here are fairly alive with
these little luminous plants the year
round, and on the occasion referred to
a waterspout formed among them. Dar
ing the day it would have attracted lit
tle attention, as the phenomenon is a
common one, but the crew of the ship
were suddenly confronted at night by a
literal pillar of fire or light that extend
ed upward to a distance seemingly of
1,000 feet and moved along with a de
It emitted a pale yellow light that
stood ont in strong relief against the
black night, a weird and formidable
spectacle, rushing on before the wind.
An English naturalist, wishing to as
tonish some natives in a wild part of
Asia in which he was traveling and
impress them with his supernatural
powers, secured a certain vine known as
Euphorbia phosphorea, and rubbing it
upon a big rock caused the latter to
gleam with flame and present so re
markable a spectacle that the natives
ran, believing that he had set the rock
afire by simply touching it The natu
ralist was aware that tho milky juice of
this plant, that resembled the dandeli
on, was brilliantly phosphorescent.
In the Harz mountains there bas been
for ages a cave known as the haunted
cavern. An Englishman, traveling in
the vicinity and hearing of it, deter
mined to investigate the mystery. After
a long climb he reached the cave. No
sooner did complete darkness set in than
the phantom of tho cave appeared a
remarkable semblance to a human form,
with arms outspread, outlined against
the gloom. Making his way to the fig
ure that had alarmed so many wayfar
ers, he fonnd that it was a plant that
crew upon the wait It was the well
known phosphorescent fungus, Rhizo
mospha snbterranea, frequently fonnd
in caves and familiar to miners. Its
light is often so vivid that people have
read by it
These curious lights are not found in
the tropics alone. Some years ago Mr.
Morrell, editor of the Gardiner (Me.)
Journal, wrote me that he had observed
a brilliant steady light in his garden at
times, totally unaccounted for by me
chanical contrivance, and which, upon
investigation, proved to bo the phos
phorescent light emitted by the young
of the plant Tianns stydticus.
Perhaps the most startling exhibition
was observed several years ago by an
English traveler in Borneo. Belated, he
was overtaken by night, and there be
ing no moon he was fearful of losing
his way, when, as the darkness came
on, singular lights appeared here and
there in the bushes and by the roadside.
Some were yellow; others burned, or
seemed to, with a bright greenish hue.
As it grew dsrker the blaze of light in
creased, and finally the traveler was
amazed to find that he was passing
through lines of luminous bush which
emitted light so brilliant that he could
read by it Pittsburg Dispatch.
"I recall the story of a sultan," said
Dean Hole, "who had a very pompons
vizier, and desiring to rid himself of the
vizier sold him in open market for a
slave. The market was not brisk that
day. aad the vizier brought only eight-
penoa. The saltan bought him in at this
price, and thereafter whenever the vizier
became pompons the sultan had only to
mention 'eightpencc, or draw the figure
8 ia the air. when the pompous min
ister immediately subsided.
Trees wm Bashes Which Pradae Woa
aterfnl Lanmiamoa EaVeta has Eaawri
awea wf Satarallata la XMsnraat Parte
of tna WarU.
O at rial Proceed lax af Laat Ma:at'a Coan-
Citt Cocxcil Room. Rock Island,
Jan. 14, 1895. The citv council met
in adjourned session at 8 p. m-.
Mayor Medill presiding and all the
Aid. Kuscnmann, from the street
and alley committee, submitted two
reports embodying estimates of the
costs of sidewalks ordered con
structed by special taxation, on
streets and avenues. Adopted, on
motion of Aid. Danber.
Also a report of estimates of the
cost of improviog Thirtieth street
between Fifth and Seventh avenues.
Adopted, on motion of Aid. Schnei
der. Also a report of estimates of the
cost of improving Twelfth street.
Adopted, on motion of Aid. Corken.
The clerk read a petition from
property holders on Seventh avenue.
asking that the width of the paving
to be ordered be 24 feet, and of the
best (ialesburg brick, and that the
cash system be adopted. Aid. Ken
nedy moved that that portion oi the
petition relating to brick be adopted,
which was carried; and the petition
was ordered received and placed on
tile, on motion of Aid. Nelson.
Aid. F. II. Schroeder presented an
ordinance amending the ordinance
for the improvement of Seventh ave
nue by striking ont sections 5 and 6,
providing time payments. Referred
to the ordinance committee, on mo
tion of Aid. B'.adel.
Aid. Kuscbmann presented a re
port of estimates of cost of improv
ing Seventh avenne between Seven
teenth and Twenty-third streets.
Adopted on motion of Aid. Dauber.
Aid. Dauber offered a resolution
declaring it the sense of the council
that contractors on paving and other
public works be required to employ
Rock Island labor. Adopted unani
Aid. Cramer offered a resolution
for the elevation of a light on Thir
tieth street and Ninth avenue. Re
ferred to the tire and light commit
Aid. Bladcl moved that the city
attorney be instructed to commence
proceedings for the confirmation of
paving assessments ordered in the
county court. I arrted.
The mayor called attention to a
requirement of the municipal code
for the posting of numbers on houses
and street names on corners, and
gave notice that he intended to see
to its enforcement. Aid. Corken
moved that the matter of street signs
be referred to the mayor and street
and alley committee. Carried.
Adjourned on motion of Aid. Foss.
A. D. lit esisg, City Clerk.
While Mrs. Frank Dayton, profes
sionally known as Miss Arlioe Atb
ens, of "The Derby Winner com
pany," which is to be at Harper's
theatre Wednesday night, was play
ing recently at Omaha, she was the
recipient of a very novel, but useful
present. Upon opening a daintily
packed box, she was very much sur
prised in lifting out of it a silver
belt, a fac simile of the belt worn by
James J. Corbctt, the champion.
The belt was the gift of Mrs. James
J. Corbett, the talented wife of
the champion. She and Arline Ath
ens were two little girls together,
and formed an attachment fir one
another which increased in admira
tion as years passed by, and they are
steadfast friends. 'Accompanying
the belt was a letter, full to the brim
of funny sayings, talking about her
self and her husband.
The Chicago Evening Journal says
of Charles Eugene Banks, who is one
of the trio to give an author's read
ing at the Burtis opera bouse
Wednesday evening: "Mr. Banks is
a poet of merit, a most estimable
gentleman, and an entertainer of
such ability as to make him an ac
ceptable partner for the delightful
Opie Read and the clever Nixon Wa
terman." Bob Ingersoll lectures on the Bible,
at the Burtis, at Davenport, Friday
A Maroloas Change.
"What a change," aays the oovellat, "one little
woman can make ia a man's life. "Tea." re
plka a victim, "and what a lot of change ahe re
quires while doing it." Bat what women are
moat Interested la Is the change they can make ia
their own lives by the ne of Dr. Pierce's Favor
ite Prescrptioa. It change them from poor
weak and angering creatures to beings whose
lives are filled with pleasure and enjoyment It
does this by removing the many painful maladies
peculiar to women, sack as draggin(-dowa
peine, sensations of nausea, backache and tbe
long train of ills from which the sex sailers. To
thoe aboat to beeoae mothers it is a boon, for it
lefsens the pa'n. aad peri la of childbirth, short
ens labor, promotes the tacrcttra of an abund
ance of ao:irbmeat fur tbe child and the period
of cocfioc incut.
Waylaid aad Kobbed.
LAC05, ris., Jan. 15. Sheriff Haskell
has been notified by Jacob Fostcnan, liv
ing ten miles southeast of here, that ha
was waylaid by two men who followed
him from Rutland. He was hit over the
head, knocked down. Oae man planted hU
heel on his neck while the other robbed
htm of his guid watch and soma tnwicy.
They shot at Fostenan as be ran away
Her cheek, are like the loses,
Der brow is lily white;
And well I know the reason.
She takes Para.' Tea each nlgbt,
She's ft rone and well sal hppy, too.
Her fice Is clear aad bright.
And laughingly aae tens r e cause,
"1 take Parke Tea each Bleat."
Sold bv Harts & Ullemever.
Children Cry for
Pitcher's Cesteria. ;
Favla Contractors Will ba Obliged to Era
lay Loral Worhaneau
The estimates of improvements
contemplated next season were pre
sented at last evening s adjourned
session of the city council, and the
city attorney instructed to com
mence proceedings in the county
court for the carrying ont of the
Aid. Dauber submitted a resolu
tion, requiring contractors of con
templated improvements to employ
city workmen on such work, moving
its adoption. Aid. nelson was in
donbt as to whether contractors
could be compelled to confine them
selves to one locality as regards tbe
employment of help. Aid. Corken
said that other cities nad done it.
and that Rock Island could and
would do it. if such a clause was
embodied in the specifications sub
mitted to contractors, they would
have to act accordingly or not bid.
He did not believe in awarding work
to contractors who would go out
side for their labor, while a
multitude of workmen were idle in
this city. Mr. Dauber's resolution
was unanimously adopted.
Words of Appreciation.
Rock Island, Jan. 14 Editor
Ar;ls: I desire through The Am; us'
columns to express my most sincere
gratitude to the Franciscan sisters of
St. Anthony's hospital for the kind
attention I received while an inmate
of that institution. To their constant
care and tender nursing 1 feel that
my recovery was largely due." To
Dr. Truesdale I am also very grate
ful. May the good sisters and their
noble institution be spared long to
continue in the work that has been
Parks' Tea is a great blood purifier
and cleanser. A pleasant herb drink
which moves the bowels without pain,
griping or discomfort. Sold by Harts
Rinaud's Cleopatra Invisible,
The finest ftsallllM
It inparts a beauti
ful rheii like tint, aad
evrs the k!n a. clear
and fair ae an infant's.
1 be on y completion
pewder mane that has
any medicinal virtae. It
pnsitmly cures 1 pim
ples, black heads, ted
nrts end ollv skin.
For eale ia Bock I aland
Cor. 4i h ay a loth at.
Every box sold on a warrant of absolute
purity, sample package free
Waudiai iTMTtMag From t F1m
Silk HaudtooUtf to. OlreuTnt
Zatot Cntalai 8iedlt.
No. 1724 Third Ave.
A. M. PAJUEER.
Telephone No. 12 14.
3 n YC3TUJ
. Are the 'rnolt of years of acfonUfle erper.
bcenting. and are now placed, owiosr to
their superiority, preeminently aoove averr
thine heretofore prodooed in thia Una.
Tby are aknowleHijrl by experta to be
fbo finest and roost perfectly eoFstrarted
Aienaea awaaw .aaa avw sioiuiiariT aoaptoa
to eoHoc tine thy yartowa ,yloal fm perine
al one. A trial m niwjwnw win
For sale by T. H. THOMAS, Drag-
gin ana optician,
On Tap everywhere.
Only Union labor employed.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, success
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery, I.
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 4 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. .
I-CLY'S CREAM BALM-Tleaaawa tkm HaaaV
IPaeaaa. Allava Pain aad InftamnaatlM. Ifamnv
I the Korea. Koatorea Tasta
- I Arf'fiHf Us A'ostrife It U Cwirtty ASMrtat, I
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See our Fall
And Winter Suits. fj
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Our purpose in advertising is to let eveiybcT
who buys clothing that is all mankind htrl
about know that our suitings are in, and tl
finest ever displayed in the city. You tsi
respectfully invited to call and see the late:
in patterns and styles.
Call and leave
J. B. 7.TTVTT.TWR-
Star Block, opposite Harper hcur
Tou Can Make
No more useful or acceptable
present to anyone than a good
Mackintosh. We have a large
Stock of Ladies, Misses. Gentle
men's and Boys. Styles, Qualities
and Prices will sorely please
yon, and now is the time to
make your selection.
Our Hot Water Bottles
Are the Best Made.
Remember your horse and buy
him a good Robber Cover. It
will pay yon.
Everything in Robber at the
WILS02T HAJGHT & CO.
207 Brady street, Davenport.
The Fashionable Merehant Tailor-
Has the most replete line of new patterns in imported ' T i
and domestic suitings in the city. j
1707 cec::3 mc: i
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(Only Perfect Comb.
' Forcpaueh Circuses,
Ask your Dealer for
our name o.. Ihe handle. SMtUe ITUI
lnaUllais.il i" T. " I J iHifn Oatytv
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tjaiat. Beat any w hare, SI..
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The choicest Wine, Liquors, Beer and Cigars always ca fcr
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Coll for Rock IalcscV
Brewing Co. Btser.;;
and tinaell. aaet Vaxmv
Spring Curry Com'
Soft as a Bmh. Fits every Carre. 1
Used by V. 8. Army and by Barnaul r
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