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Pimples, which aro constantly suppar.iting, but which
never heal, to those vao arc amiciea vuu tuusu uuiuuc
ating and distressing uicasc3 of the skin
EMPRESS JOSEPHINE FADE BLEACH
appeals with a frce which is irresistible.
' This wonderful preparation never faiis to effect a cure,
even when doctors pronounce the case hopeless and nos
trums are proven to be useless.
Empress JosnrnixE Face Bleach will not onlj
remove Freckles and Pimples, hut is paaranteed to be
a positive cure fr Eczema, Acne, Moth-Patches,
Brown Spots, Blotches,. Sallowness, and all other
EVERY BOTTLE GUARANTEED.
For sale by T. II. THOMAS, Druggist, cor. Seventeenth St. and Second
a v. and Mar-hall & Fisher, Harper House Pharmacy.
Bissell Carpet Sweepers
Are known the world over. The firm make a
good many kinds, but they always, always
guarantee that their "Gold Medal" is the
best they make. JOHN T. NOFTSKER
has the exclusive sale of that. Price always
has been $3.50, but to make it interesting to
the public he has put the price at $2.75 an
unheard of price.
He has a few "Grand Rapids" to close out
Rogers Plated Knives.
Standard Plated Knives $1.00 per dozen.
At prices from 50c per pair to $6 per pair.
Good GoodsLow Prices at
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Corner Third Avenue and Twentieth St.
f CHAMPION I
"A HANDFUL OF DIRT MAY BE A HOUSE"
FUL OF SHAME." CLEAN HOUSE WITH
n vo ra ir A rn n A
re, Kniom imv
i-tvA. llitf at inu
Jer 4mtt alk V,rV-i,BL
icibnarM or by aui ELY
Clock Snrine Blade
lOnlv Perfect Comb.
Ask rour IValer for
IVf wit mm. .m i it. l-wwlie. BrBlSfl tt'EBT
JOHH M. rARIDOlf.
t u r f 1
Pimmori c sou
Painters and Decorators
FAF3S HASO-ESS, CAL33KHSXSS, etc.
SSOF, 419 SroitetBlk St , BOCK ISLAND. ILL.
8 EVERY WOMAN
ft 1 Mianirtr-"TW'-
lae pajeet drip
muI. tt W.uu.
For sals by T. H. Thomas, Druggist, sole agent, Bok Island, Di.
Hundreds of men and women are
seen upon ibe streets every day wnose
faces v.re covered with disfiguring
r,.rsnr-rrr.1r'.'or' Preclcles or Scalv
MADE FOR AMY STOVE. FURNACE
-mm aiic uii e ruCAPro
BURNER " WOOD OK COM. HO SMOKE
WAHV AGENTS on
"salary or commission.
Send for Catalogue of
Prices and Terms.
NATIOXAL OIL BURNER CO.
692 Cedar Ave.
t uti,.ikm the Jfnea'
n: hmii, iw "
for In 1
It 4m ImirH Ahwrbcd.
BttOfcM Warrea tCi. .
Spring Curry Comb
Soft as a Brush. Fits every Curve. TLc
Cacti bv V. S. Army ond bv Barnum and
ard Lcadtne Horsemen of the World.
It. Sample mailed post paid 2C cecs.
COB fOv, lOStoiafette tit,, heath Bead, lirfiaa.
Hint a. nsipoi
nujtb'T,TrrtiUtini meal-tee. Only tuilMI
ebeald be nasi, iyoo went the ban, re
Addian. ft-at ar maw Ca, QaixaJ. J. .
i 1 -
THE BUTCHER BIRD.
HE KILLS FOR PLEASURE AND PUTS
MIS VICTIMS OUT TO DRV.
If Bu(l 8aake Bird, and Ctilpmsmk.
a Than Bashes A Veritable Terror at
tha Woods A Bora Thief aa WcU a
Marderer Too Half Breed Idea.
So bird native to this countrr is so
little known and rarely none has sach
striking habits of life as the shrike, or
butcher bird. He is a member of a fam
ily comprising some 200 species, of
which only one well defined subfamily
resident in North America. Bold.
daring, handsome, he is at once the
braggart and the bean of the woods. At
little distance a southerner would
readily mistake him for the mocking
His bluish gray plnmagOL tail titmed
with white and broad black patch across
each eye give him a trim, jaunty air
quite pleasing to the eye, but, alas, a
dreaded object to smaller and weaker
birds. His habitat la northern North
America, and though he breeds in the
high ground of New England and New
York he grows more common after the
Canadian line is crossed.
The shrike is a born tyrant Not con
tent with killing and devouring all in
sects large enough to attract his fancy,
he attacks snakes, moles, mice and small
birds whenever opportunity offers. His
disposition is as nnlovablo at home as
abroad, for seldom are two or more seen
together bat they are engaged in an ug
ly family quarrel. Tbry aro truly car
nivorous and except for certain weak
nesses of bone and rnnsclo would rank
as true birds of prey.
There id one strange, unconnv char
acteristic, however, which separates this
woodland bnlly from all known birdst
Naturalists have watched it, studied it;
pondered over It and written long pages
of inexplicable explanations of it, and
common people have doubted in their
superstition or ignorance whether it was
the doing of a bird or a demon in bird
form. Today it remains as deep a mys
tery as it was 100 years ago.
This is the pnzzle: The bntcher bird
in his riotous love of killing slays many
more victims than he has any possible
use for. He seems to do it for the mere
fun of the thing. Instead of leaving the
dead, however, he carries them one by
one to somo thorny hedge or tree and
there impales them in all sorts of fan
tastic positions in the branches. It gives
one a start to come ont of a piece of
woods when gunning and see a thorn
tree ladeu with a ghastly crop of lo
custs, toads, sparrows, grass snakes, liz
ards and chipmunks.
If the shrike ever returned to feed
upon his grim hoard, there wonld bean
explanation of his conduct, and he wonld
be credited with the epicurean taste of
a thoroughbred vulture who likes things
a bit gamy. But such is not the
case. The weird fruit hangs for days
upon the limbs, and if hawks or crows
do not find and steal it it will rot until
only a few tiny white skeletons remain
to tell of the massacre.
Comparatively few dwellers in the
backwoods know this eccentricity of the
butcher bird, and hence arise many cu
rious and apparently well authenticat
ed stories of trees that catch birds in
their branches and of storms that rain
ed down toads and lizards, so that the
trees were full of them.
The butcher bird is a born thief as
well as a murderer and often meets bis
death while hopelessly endeavoring to
kill and carry off a tame pet bird from
a rage or to rob a hunter's cabin of
fresh meat Any tidbit he finds he will
i-teal, even if only to suspend it from a
locust bough hard by. The Canadian
fur traders and trappers despiso him
heartily and never lose a chance to kill
him. The half breeds call him "Whisky
Joe" and claim ho is halt drunk all
the time, and hence does these foolish
He will spy out the most carefully
hidden trap and always manage to pur
loin the bait without being caught. The
wild country north of the great lakes is
a favorite haunt of these butchers, and
the Indians who hunt and sell furs to
the Hudson Bay company complain bit
terly of the depredations of "Whisky
The 6hrike builds a bulky, somewhat
elaborate nest of heavy sticks below.
and upon this foundation a warm cover
ing of bark, leaves and grass is laid. It
is usually in some low tree, and the
eggs, which are somewhat smaller than
a pigeon s, are decidedly pretty. They
are of a grayish green mottled, specked
and scratched with reddish brown. The
young nestlings begin their education
by wrangling and fighting as soon as
hatched, in which amiable diversion
their fond parents set them striking and
perpetual examples. New York World.
A Will oa a Canceled
John Morris, who died in this city
leaving an estate valued at f 3,800, had
written the following upon the back of
a canceled bond of the Mileetown
Building and Loan association. No. 6,
which expired April 7, 1889. It was
taken as expressing his testamentary
desire and was probated accordingly
after proper identification:
Philadelphia. Auk. 16, 18M.
Thia ahall be tuond. teallH-. when I am cone.
and. mamma, I ihall leave all to Ton, and yon.
mamma, stuu be a Januan over Annie, ana 11
the boy herph yoa through at yon re death
let what la left be eq ! dived among them.
vool be long before Ihey will mi. me.
Yarn Doat Bare tm Swear OK
Savs the St. Louis Journal of Agri
culture in aa editorial about No-To
ri sc. the famous tobacco cure. 'We
know of many caes cared by No-To-Bsc,
one. a prominent St. lion is ar
chitect, mnked and chewed for 20
years: two boxes cured him so tba
even the smell of tobacco makes him
tick." K-Tu-Bac cold and gnarsn
teed by T. II. Thomas. No cure no
pay. Book free. Sterling Remedy
Co., New York or Chicago.
FIGHTING THE BEAUTIFUL.
Trying to Crawl Oat of tha Beast of Saow
That Fell Testerday.
The downfall of snow accompany
ing yesterday's blizzard was un
doubtedly the' erreatest that has vis-
! ited this section in years. As an old
resident truly remarked this morn
ing1 that it was the heaviest snow
storm we have had since 1864. when
a depth of 20 feet in some places was
reached along Second avenue. The
railroads and street car companies
are the most affected, and as a re
salt the travelii g public is incon
venienced. Although the street car
company battled bravely with the
blizzard all day yesterday, very lit
tle was accomplished, the entire sys
tem hein virtually tied up. GaDgs
of men were at work along its lines!
all night, and by day break had fur
nished the only means of travel to
pedestrians. At 10 o'clock cars
were running at intervals vn the red
ine. The blue line is now being
cleared, and by night the public will
ue served as nsuai. ibe bridge line
trill be opened up as soon as possible.
Railroad traffic was considerably
interfered with, especially on the C,
M. & St P. and C. B. & Q., the prin
cipal cause of the latter' trouble be
ing due t- tne recent towering oi ine
track in Moline. forming a receptacle
into which the snow piled and com
pletely blocked everything. As a
result, an incoming freight train
jumped the track up there about 6
o'clock last night, and prevented any
trains passing until 3 o c ock tbis
morning. The Q." sent all of its
trains out tis morning, several
hours late, and will have everything
in good shape by tonight.
J he last mail on the Kock island
was onlv a half hour late this morn
ing, two engines being attached. All
freight and passenger trains are
moving. Western trains are arriv
ing a few hours late.
All trains on the K. I. & P. are
running. although experiencing
some delay. The Peoria passenger
did not leave tbis morning until
about 10 o'clock. Trains on the
branch are all moving.
Conductor Fuller s traiu, on the
Milwaukee, did not get in until after
noon today, and freight trains be
tween Rock Island and Savanna have
been abandoned for the day..
Mavor Sled ill had forces out clear
ing the sidewalks and cross streets
this morning, and Monday morning
the banks of snow on Second avenue
will be tackled and removed.
At Harper's theatre Monday even
ng, Russell II. Conwell, the popular
lecturer, will deliver his lecture on
The Silver Crown." Of Mr. Con
well the London (Kngland) Times
ajs: "Mr. Conwell is one of the
most, noteworthy men of New Eng
land. He has already been in all
parts of the world. He is a writer of
singular brilliancy and power, and
as a popular lecturer his success has
Max O Rell is to deliver bis fascinat
ing comedy lecture on "Her Royal
Highness. Woman" at the Grand opera
house. Davenport, Monday evening,
and the popularity of the lecturer is
sure to attract sn immense audience.
The novel subject is treated in a
manner delightfully wHty and
The musical cotuedv, McKenna's
Flirtation," is to be presented at
Harper's theatre Tuesday evening,
for the benefit of St. Anthony's hos-
pi'a!, and it deserves a pack d
house. The generosity of Manager
Montrose in contributing the use of
the theatre gratis, and that of the
People's Power company in giving
the light, and Clcmaon '& Salzniann
the heat, together with numerous
similar courtesies extended, evinces
the feeling that isentertalned toward
tbis most deserving institution
C. B. Jefferson. Klaw & Erlangers
"Country Circus" will be the attrac
tion at the Burtis opera house
Wednesday evening, and without
doubt will prove the dramatic event
of the season. It is a play and or
cus combined, and is one of the lar
gest organizations touring the conn'
try, carrying 7 people and five car
lotds ol scenery and paraphernalia.
and one car of trick horses, ponies,
dors and goats.
in .-atern elioie. or norther lin !,
One nndi.pute-i fettot a d
i tbi. that mom.nv we' and aoe
M ke ao 'he hnb of thins- below;
F r to the eofier eea rivn
'lo an. man U or ant ot fcecrra
I at the wife and m -ther be tcf and aa a !
olt, qaeral ja ad fldmty, and the whole toave-
a ! I I. dhuarbrd. To care tm state of thinga.
ibe aforaes-d wife a4 mother baa oalj tetk Dr.
Pi rce'a Favorite Prescription lb canm will
di-a peir promptly. The 'PrMetljtioan f a
amine sal reMnrailv. toLle ot wnnderrnl era
e t and aude for tie allevia'ioa of d iteate. pe
cniiar to wrnten. For anwa mother and deb I
tinted "ran-dowa women generally. It i. tb.
bett realorative Ionic and toothing ceivine
known. For tboM abont to become mother It k
indeed, a pr.cleea boon. It iesrece tte ntraa
and per'l of cll birth, .hnnene pinnrlfna. pro
ma !- tie Mcrei o.i of an bjr.d.tice ef aoer th-
t,ent for be ca Id acd hotteaa the ptnod of con
War Talb la Mexlc.
Citt of Mexico, Jan. 28 There is
great excitement and nothing is heard on
the streets and in the newspapers but war
talk. A meeting of the cabinet has been
called to meet, at which it is thought war
will be duel area. Mexico, it is aald, has
3,0u0 men on the tiuutemala I run tier
ready tor actio. '
people overlooked the importance ot
permanently beneficial effects and
were satisfied with transient action
but now tbat it is generally known
thai Syrup ot Figs will permanently
care habitual constipation, well-in-
I formed people
will not bay other
I laxative?, which
act for a time, bat
I finally injure the system.
coram BcixDiifo. '
Jaa. 2.H. Ladette C. Lewis to
Charles S. Albertson. lots 8 acd 9,
block 9. Pitts, Gilbert & Pitts' Second
add.. Mlia, fO- -
Mary E. Houseman to Vmma Jane
Nagle. e lot 8. block 9, Old Town of
Rock Island. t2,500.
Peter Stelck to John 1). Beecher,
lot 3. block 6. Bailey Davenport's
Fourth add.. Rock Island. $500.
' Annie Ferkel to John D. Beecher,
lot S, block 6, Bailey Davenport's
Fourth add.. Rock Island. $260.
Joseph Rank to Peter H. Wesel,
part lot I. block 1, Pitts, Gilbert A
Pitts' First add., M .line, 2,.00.
- Probata. J
Jan. 2:1. Estate of W. L. Short
left". Just and true account of per
sonal property and debts tiled and
approved. . Petition for sale of real
estate to pay debts tiled.
Estate ui Angelina Hardin. Let
ters of administration d b n. c. t a.
issued to Peter fechlemmcr. Bond
filed and approved.
24. Kstate of Charles Wright.
Proof of publication and posting.
Those who hive used Dr. King's
Sew Discovery know its value, and
those who have not. have now the
opportunity to try it free. Call on
the advertised drug ist and get a
trial bottle, free. Send your name
and address to H. E. Buck tin & Co..
Chicago, and get a sample box of Dr.
King's New Life. Pills free, as well
as a copy of Guide to Health and
Household Instructor, free. All ot
which is guaranteed to do'yon good
and cost you nothing. II art z & Ulle
mcyer'a drag store.
Send your address to II. E. Buck
lin & Co.. Chicago, and get a free
sample box of Dr. King's New Life
Pills. A trial will convince you of
their merits. These p-lls an- easy in
action and are particularly effective
n the cure of c nstipation and hick
headache. For malaria and liver
tronb es they have been proved in
valuable. They are guaranteed to be
perfectly free from every deleterious
substance and to be purely vegetable.
They do not weaken by their action.
hut by giving tone to stomach and
bowels greatly invigorate the sys
tem. Regular size 25 cents per box.
Sold by Harts A Ullcmeyer, drug
gists. bcckxen's arnica salve.
The best salve in the world for
cuts, bruises, sores. , ulcers, salt
rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped
hands, chilblains, corns and all skin
eruptions, and positively cures
piles or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or
money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. r or sale bv Hartzat UHenieyer.
Katnre Pannes a IJar.
"The forces of tho universe are in
league against a lie," says Emerson,
and what hia terse, penntrating pun
would Cud to say v.'bcro tho mug in
volves perhaps mortal danger to human
beings we will not presume to say, bnt
will illustrate our meaning as follows:
In December, 1S87, a child that had
died in Connecticut of diphtheria was
brought to Pittsficld, Mass., for bunaL
Tho parents camo with tho body to a
houso in Pittsficld, bud a public funeral
was held. Within a week and while
tho parents of tho child still remained
as visitors at the houso a child who
lived in tho liunso was taken ill with
diphtheria and died. Then camo a hu
miliating confession from the Connect
icnt parents. They said that the symp
toms of tho second child wero just like
tho. cf their own and finally ncknowl
edgL-d that arrai:j; incuts had bci n made
with the physician in attendance upon
tho case to writo :i ccrtificato of death
by bronchitis instead of diphtheria,
Other cases followed in the same houua
I lock. That Float In Water.
A geologist who is well up in his
business can uauio a dozen or twenty
different specimens of rocks and miner
als that havo less specific gravity than
water, and which will, if tossed into
that element, float on the surface. Hu
bei'.te is oue or the best known repre
sentatives of thr class. The common
pumice stone is another example The
rock with the very least specifo gravity
known is "daman, " a substance found
in an extinct volcano in Damaraland.
Its atomic weight is .5, or exactly one-
half that cf hydrogen.- St Louis Re
Alteiao -m Teaa.
Flit Hartwell in her last syndicate
article says: "I don't recommend
any special brand of tea for afternoon
o clocks. I do, however, know all
about the best tea to take at night
Parks' Tea will certainly clear vour
complexion and purify your. blood.
ion will be surprised at the im
provement if you take a cup of Parks'
Tea each night Sold by Harts &
"Bojrnl Baity" Kye Wkiaky
b a "Ky. a a Bre," aatamUy rtpeaed and
free frost all foreign Savor and adalteraaie, gma
aateed para a jd veer eleven you of ae, recoaa
mended to the reanniawar a. a. mvritorloe ertt-
cla worthy of the confidence of Invalids, coaia
leacenta and tha aged. See that our i
blown la bottle. S1.A0 per quart bot'le.
"kotal acir" roar W1KK
para, old and mellow, there fare boat arlapmd fee
nwaltda, convalaeeat and the aged. Itreeu
loot vttalitv. crease, etreagth acd apyeute, balkia
a the weak aod debilitated. qaara.SI. Plain,
CO cents. Pat ap on honor and ffaaraaleed by
BOTAL Win, O0 Caii
For aale at Baroar Hoaaa rwarauer. aad b
William Cleadrv-lm. wtI
Children Cry for
i i .... : :
Children Cry for
i Pitched Csstsrla.
TMS W3CIL a OAMOLE CO. OKTTt
St HAUM S
7 Per Cent Loans
The ' following is a partial
list of completed gilt-edged
first mortgage loans on hand,
which we offer for sale, sub
ject to previous selections,
for their face and accrued
interest These loans have
been carefully selected by
us, and are first-class in
every respect. They are all
7 fee cent net to the inves
tor. We have many other
loans to offer, if these are
not in amounts to suit the
' 800 7
ibe securities we offer are
especially adapted for the
investment of savings and
trust funds, as our personal
attention to all the details of
the loan, from its date to its
maturity, relieves tha hold
er from all annoyance except
to present his coupon to ns
for collection. For farther
information call at the of
JACKSON & HURST.
GEO. F. ROTH, Bunt. Loan Department.
Mrs. S. Smilb,
1805 Second avenue.
VtuibM XTwnrthlBeT From s Us
SlttlUsiitrclIwf to CSreu Test
Lao CttrUlat EsmUltj,
No. 1724 Third Ave.
4.. It. PiREER
Monday, January 28.
RUSSELL II. CONWELL.
'Hie SiIft Crown,
or How to Succeed."
The third entertainment in the
Rock Island Lector Asso
Lor 7 afaoriated with a ennell Phillip. Joba bT.
Gouge, aad HearvW.rd Betci-er .a- le-tnta
plauanaof Kew Bwglaed. he ha. been left wtta-
-e- a peer ae aa ent tal tag inrtracu ajnert-
a ar Ju-ll piood of hia a- aa ratot aad
arauaa eeaueauui umaviue -a.f-1 eoaraei
Mr. Oenwt-ll la one of the aotewonhv aa of
Hew Bhgland He t aa ab-eadt bora la ail tm
of the world lie to a muter of .tegular brUUea
creed power, and a. a papular leciarer hi aae
eeaa ha. aeeaatoatohiia.Lo don (Bag.) Than
Neat reserved araia Sa cent, at Harper Boa at
Irnirr. Thie will be t e antsi lectare la Mack
.land this eeaaon.
Bcrtis Ojttra Hcass,
Wednesday, Jan. 30
C. B. Jefferson, Klaw dt Erlaniror 'a
Wonderful $100,000 production.
iitrod.clneSlr H .eaaa I 75 A.CTISQ fVOPLI
nen All and bia
Wm 8 owl. a. Emporar
of the Arena
rATALL, too flyinc
UKaLLE TINA, -tr-
30 Horaee end Trained
Dram., dpeetacle, Alr-
eetr .porta, cqaselil
Prices, ft .00. 7S. Si and SScenU. eatonela
Samr -ay mornine. Jaa 28, at Fluke 'a book store.
ieieprae ao. ml.
atreet care after ever, mrformanca to Boek
State Savings Rank,
Moi.ime, III., Office Corner
Fifteenth St. and Third Ave.
Sncceede the XoIIne Saying Bank
Org wiled M
4 Per Cent Interest
Paid on Deposits
Organised ener Stale awe.
Open froai a. m. to S p. at , aad
" edneecay and Saiarday alghta (roam
Iliaaa Dabumo, -C
- - Caohlcr
PoBTnatiKieKEB, Binaa Daausa,
H U Aia.woBTa, tint n Edwabd.,
C F Haara at, C A Boas,
C B Ata.woarn, W B Adama,
W T Well.
REM ESTATE LOANS
for prrrau partlae ra to
(pot of tb. wow by the
Orchard State Rnofc
Of )CUABO. WBHHAOfc -
. W. Dab. PtojoiUbi.
I. a. itaav
auteaell di Lynda, Bankera.
J. r. Kobtaaoa. oaahwt Koea taiaad
T?C,Oarer. a. U
Xetwy Dart, nana, Wuoteaele Arver
nerve. entene JV4t
Taty-First Streat A.ltl:3
Fine Residence Lots in this
addition For Sale on
This addition ia located be
tween Twentieth and Twenty-second
streets and Tenth
and Twelfth avenues, and
nearly every lot ia it has
upon it a line walnut, elm,
back berry, or other large
tree, and is already provid
ed . with abundant shade.
These lots are in the very
- best part of the city, ami
the most deiirable for resi
dence purpose of any lots in
the city. Apply to
M. M. STURGEON,
0 21, IwatClMS A aaJSiff