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fflE JLRGUa THUBSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 18di5.
We have Something New to Offer You
' "PHIS may seem unseasonable to you, but peo
ple are thinking of the repairs and im
provements they will make in their homes this
spring. If it is possible to arrange it, you ought
to have a fire place, with a grate set in Enam
eled Tile. Prices are lower now than ever be
fore. Examine our stock. It will be wonh
your while to do it. You may see what you
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Corner Third Ave. and Twentieth St.
Reck Island. Ill,
Mackintoshes, Rubber Cloth
ing, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes,
Horse Covers, Buggy Aprons,
Gloves, Mittens, Door Mats.
Matting. Hot Water Bottles,
Bulb and Fountain Syringes,
Bed Pans, Cushions, Sheeting,
A Rubber Store i the Puce to buy
j8.e Rubber Goods.
WILSON HAIGHT & CO.
207 Brady street, Davenport.
RASMUSSEN, FREE CO
Have just received a beautiful lot of Gold Bow Knot Frames, which
are beinr given away with every order for their best Cabinet
rkotos. Remember that they make the finest work at lowest
prices. For example.
Cabinet Photos as low as $i per doz.
And Three-quarter Life-Size Crayon Portraits at $2.50.
Frame included. Don't entrust your valuable original to strang
ers. Bring them direct to the gallery, and save agents1 commis
sion. Don't delay if yon want your portraits
RASUUSSEN. FREE Co.
JOHH M. FAEIDOH.
HUE! A. PARI DO II
PAiiinori s oorj
Painters and Decorators
FAFSB RAKQZ2S, CALSOJONIES, tto.
SHOP, 119 Seratsonth St. BOCZ ISLAND. ILL.
HE THAT WORKS EASILY, WORKS
SUCCESSFULLY." CLEAN HOUSE WITH
1-CLY'S CREAM BALM-Thwim tho Naaol
I PaM.gr., Alla lain m-ni Inuaminnrlon, Hnl
IthoBorea, Ketorre TaMo ami rmU, and fan
I Gives Krlirf at once for Cold loli
j Sjyr "no. it u linu Abort-.
Jjec imifxieuorDjBau, au.x uu&,N
Spring Gurry Comb
Clock Spring Binds. Soft as a Brush. Fits every Ccrve. The
lUnlr iertect tomb. I scd bv V. S. Army and bv Barnnrc and
1-ore pa u eh Circuses, and Leading Horsemen of the World.
Ask your Dealer for It. Sample mailed post paid 2; cecU.
rKHywtoadV. srU5 CtTBBt COMB CtK, raUfaretteSC, Santa Inl, hdiaca.
1 aee-le a TeliesV. ragalatinc ariWM. Only haradaai CBl
tafra rSaa Ml bo nana. 1 yoa earn iho bvt, rot
Dr. Pcal'o Pennyroyal Pills
TWt am prnmp. ne ar 4 nvtslc to mcslt. Tbe eascine (Dr. PaalV Berardaaa)
aaa(. fetaaaaawaaca.lljao, AAjjeMl'TUp ntiw, V la, Ccriuxi,a.
For tale by T. H. Thomas. Druggist, sol agent. Bock Island, LU.
BERNHARDT AND SARDOU.
rrel awl Bee not 11 lotion
Draanatiat and Aetroaa.
Sneaking of Sardon and Bernhardt,
t bo following story concerning the great
French actress and the equally renowned
playwright is Touched far by the corre
spondent of ThcCourricr des Etats-Unis:
The two who have achieved the great
er triumph in "Gismonda," M. Yic-
toricn Sardoa and Mme. Sarah Bern
hardt, wero at swords' points in the be
ginning. This dislike dated from "Dan
iel Iicchet," which Sardou gave to the
Corned ie Francaise after his nomination
to the French academy. Sarah Bern
hardt exported that Sardoa would select
her to create the rolo of heroine in the
play, but ho chose Mile. Bertet instead;
hence the anger of lime. Bernhardt
When the actress and the author met,
tho former passed on the other side; the
latter pulled bis bat down over bis
eyes. t-acn murmured something not at
all complimentary to the other.
Then Sarah Bernhardt left the Come-
dio Francaise, went to America, where
sho mado her first triumphal tour, and
returned to France. Upon her arrival
in Paris she entered into negotiations
with Raymond Deslande, manager of
tho Vaudeville. She asked nothing bet
ter than to play there. But what should
sho play? Sho did not wish to return to
classical roles. She wanted an entirely
new play, which should bring out all
There is only ono man who can
write tho play yon want," said Des
lamia "That man is Sardon. "
Sardou!" cried the actress. "Such a
disposition, incapable of doing justice
to an artist. Moreover, irritable, brutal,
a man who runs np against everybody.
"Very well." replied Deslande, "let
s.i say no more about it" He went to
sco Sardon and told him that he must
hare a play for Sarah Bernhardt
"Sarah!" exclaimed the writer.
Sarah! Such a disposition! Crabbed,
disagreeable, quarreling with every
"Very well, very well, it is quite un
And three months after Sardon read
"Fedora" to Sarah, who, radiant, threw
herself on tho author's neck in the pres
ence of Deslande.
"Ah! Deslande, "said Sardou, "what
did I tell you? How gentle she is!' How
sweet! How adorable!
And be!" rejoined Bernhardt
"How amiable ho isl How he appre
ciates real talent, and bow obliging!
Embrace ate, Raymond!"
Thoaa Who Ecly on It For Ccrative Far-
poee Can Cict It la Otber Wars.
Tho London Lancet says:
Tho electrical effect produced by rub
bing a cat's back is of course well
known. It is also well known that this
is frictional electricity, or, perhaps
more, correctly, the electricity of con
tact; that it is a surface effect produced
by the rubbing; that it does not point
to pre-existing electricity stored in the
body of the animal, and that the person
who, having concluded a massage, sinks
into a chair declaring that his exhaus
tion is consequent on tho loss of "the
living galvanism" which he has im
parted to tho patient is a charlatan.
It is to be remembered that friction
between any dissimilar substances al
ways produces electricity, and in illus
tration of this the electrical effect some
times produced in a dry atmosphere
when the hair is combed on the body
quickly divested of a flannel jersey may
be instanced, or the classic experiment
of rubbing a stick of sealirjg wax on a
rabbit s fnr may be called to mind.
Those who are accustomed to rely on the
curative effect of stroking a cat s back
may find consolation in the last named
experiment, inasmuch as it teaches them
that when their "feline favorite" is no
more health and strength may still be
secured by gentle friction on its skin.
Apart, however, from questions of
electro-physiology, it is instructive to
learn that the presence of white in the
color of a cat, unless the animal be
whole colored, is a sign of weakness.
"How's that boy o yourn gettin along
in the city, Josiab?" asked one farmer
"He's workin his way np right
"What's be doin?"
"He's workin fer the city.
"Yon don't tell me! What's be doin
"He's drivin one o' them things they
call a street sweeper kind o wipes np
the road nights, yon know. But, my.
he's bein promoted! Fust off howns
workin in the Twenty-fcst ward. By
an by he writ me that be wus workin in
the Eighteenth ward. Last week be
writ that he was in the Twelfth ward
now, an, I swan, yon see if that feller
don't fetch np in the Fust ward with
his sweep cart yit!" Youth s Compan
Tandjrke'a Place la Art.
So far as portraiture goes. Vandyke
occupies, with Titian and Velasquez,
the first place. His works have an air
of elegance and distinction and a mun
dane grace and courtliness naturally be
fitting his title of "painter to the king.'
The Italians called him ll pittore cav
alieresco. " Without the stamina and
natural robustness of bis great master.
Rubens, bis portraits are better in point
of refinement and grace. But one must
know bis master to form a just appre
ciation of bis position. T. Cele in Cen
A comparison of tbe maximum tem
perature in different parts of tbe world
shows that tbe great desert of Africa
is by far the hottest This vast plain,
which extends 2,000 miles from east to
west and l.OuO from north to south, has
a temperature of 150 degrees F. in the
hottest days of summer.
Norwalk. Conn., is said to have an
Indian origin, but there is an English
Tillage cx this
Hamptox, Feb. 20. Mrs. Curtis,
of Davenport, has been visiting for a
few days with her sister-in-law-, Mrs.
Kev. j. a. Aiiora amvea nome last
Thursday from northwestern Iowa,
where he has been on a business
tr5.Pr . . . . ... .
w. l. Black was noiaing down is.
C. Hen line, oar station agent's chair
daring his attendance at the ban-
Ira Bicbards, 01 uoraova, was in
town last Mondav postiae bills for a
sale to be held Tuesday. Feb. 26, at
his farm, two-and-one-half miles
southeast of Cordova. .
Sikes Bros, left last Mondav for
Cambridge, Henry county, with their
drilling outfit, where thev have the
contract to drill a 400-foot well for,
the county court house.
Henry Pope, of rieasant valley.
died very suddenly last night. He
had been troubled with dropsy for
about a rear. Mr. Pope was about
fifty years of age and had lived at
Pleasant valley tbe most 01 tne time.
A sleigh load, consisting 01 J. U.
McNabnev and wife, Henry and Gus-
sie McXeal, Silas Baker and Mrs. H.
6. Baker, E. C. Henlines and Miss
Katie Glanz, attended a banqnet at
Port Byron given by the Knights of
Pythias Tuesday evening. They re
port a very pleasant time.
James Russell, of Watertown, was
badly bat not seriously injured Tues
day afternoon. He and other work
men were engaged in cleaning out
the ice houses belonging to the Twin-
City Ice company, when he was acci
dentally struct on tne neaa witn an
axe by a fellow workman, producing
a severe scalp wound, a small por
tion 01 the skua being cnippea on.
Dr. Hunter sewed up tne wound.
The kpworth Guards win give an
entertainment at the M. K. church
Friday evening. Feb. 22. The pro
gram will consist of literary, drills
and music. An admission fee will
be charged: Old soldiers and chil
dren under 12, 10 cents; other
people, 20 cents. The proceeds
ill be expended in purcnasing
the stars and stripes for the purpose
of draping the pulpit A cordial in
vitation is extended to all.
The Riverside Debating society
met last evening and a very pleasant
evening was spent, loe question
discussed was, "Resolved, lnat tne
city boy is greener in the country
than tbe country boy is in tne city."
On the affirmative were Miss Emily
Corrin, Harry Corrin and Rev. J.- A.
Aliord. Tbe negatives were miss
Helen Hunt. Burton Colgrove and G.
F. McNabnev. The judges decided
in favor of the aflirmative. The rec
itations were well rendered; also tbe
music. The next meeting will be
held next Tuesday, the 26th. The
question for discussion will be
"Resolved, That a satisfactory ex.
amination in the common branches
and also civil government should be
the requirements to the rights of
Port Byron, Feb. 20. J. C. Swank
shipped one car of hogs, and Samnei
Kyier one car Monday.
Wilson Brothers, 01 ie uiaire.
shipped two cars of hogs from here
Joseph Spa fiord, of Scott county.
will ship a carload of hogs of his own
A sleigh load of students from tbe
academy made a trip to valley City
John Muinoiien, mention of whose
death was made in The Argus last
week, was buried at Audubon, Iowa,
Friday, the 15th.
Meigbing parties are numerous
these days. Saturday evening a load
from Cordova passed through town
with lour norses.
The locomotive on the morning
freight going sooth broke an equal
izer here Tuesday morning, and was
obliged to leave the train. The crew
started back for Savanna with the
disabled engine and a fresh crew was
sent down in the afternoon to make
up the trip. When the local freight
went south in the evening, they
pulled the morning train from bere
to bock island.
Albrecht lodge, S07, Knights of
Pythias, held a social at its hall
Tuesday evening, to celebrate the
3lst anniversary of the order. About
seventy of the members and their
friends were in attendance. A short
program of music, recitations, etc..
was given, and alter partaking 01 a
substantial lunch, the remainder of
the evening was spent in playing dif
ferent games and social conversa
18 William Edelman to George B.
Henry, lot 14, block 5, town of Hamp
Levi McCain, by executor, to Fan
nie Warner, part lots S and 4. block
1. McCain's add.. Moline, $1,500.
Lovena V. Asay to William H.
Wenks. ej ne 20. 16. Sw. $8,200.
E. E. Adams, by administrator, to
Earl E. George, part wj sw and part
mi nw 34, 21, 22. $1,305.
William C. Sbeppard to Julia
Buckler, 10 acres east end nj 24. 18,
School trustees 18, 3 east to Julia
Buckley, tracts by metes and bounds,
sw, 6. 18. 3e, $10.
19 Guardianship of minor heirs of
John J. Furst. Guardian's report
filed and approved.
Guardianship 01 minor bein 01
George Lehnerer. Letters of guar,
dianship issued to Agnes Lehnerer.
Bond bled and approved.
In re petition of tbe city 01 Rock
Island for special tax for improve
ment of Thirtieth street, between
Fifth and Seventh avenue. No ob
jections filed. Assessment roll eon
firmed and judgment
Guardianship of minor heirs of
Charles Vaughn. Bond of John A.
Liphardt as guardian approved ana
letters issued to him.
Estate of Stephen H. Velie. Proof
of death. Will admitted to probate.
Letters testamentary issued to Wil
lard L. Velie. Charles D. Velie.
Stephen H. Velie, Jr., and Peter C.
Simmon. Bond waived.
Tho Modrra Invalid
Has tastes medicinally, in keeping
with other luxuries.' A remedy mast
be pleasantly acceptable in form
purely wholesome in composition
truly beneficial in effect and entirely
free from every objectionable qual
ity. It really ill he consults a phv
sician;if constipated he uses the
gentle family laxative Syrup of rigs
Paacr Watar Pipas.
The making of water pipes out of pa
tter pulp is receiving much attention
and is said to be successful, even in the
crude manner in which all first at.
tempts are undertaken. They are said
to be as durable as iron, and tbe process
of molding them is about the same in
both cases. Hardware.
The 1893 wine product of tbe state of
California was equal to a little more
than one quart for each man, woman
and child in the Lnited States.
"1 want tome Secoaont," said be.
"Jet aat," Uw eaaatnf raiM aai i,
"3tt kcre'a saaa panroor kaowa la aa -'
Aa food." Taa patroa taraea ia4 atd,
Aiklaa. -Da jam acpaaat I Saa't '
r aotblaaj riala giSiiatf
How to Malta Famine Par.
Find a location near the great east
ern markets where the climate is good
all the year round, and fertile soil
can be procured at a small cost. Such
a location is found only in Virginia.
Special reference is made to the fol
lowing farms for sale, full informa
tion of which can be procured by ad
dressing C. B. Ryan, A. G. P. A., C.
& O. railwav, Cincinnati, Ohio:
Ooe hundred and ninety acres, ly
ing on fine creek; fine brick dwelling.
modern style; new barn and all nec
essary out buildings; a well of un
surpassed water. Price, twentv-hve
hundred dollars ($2,500).
Diaoraraslny; to Eloper.
Coscord, N. H., Fab. 21. A bill ordered
to a third reading in the legislature Is In
tended to prevent runaway couples from
other states coming to Mew Hamp
shire to be married. It requires that all
persons desiring to be married shall file
notice of their intention five days previous
to the issuance of the certificates, or if
they are not residents they must give ten
Oht Mr Back.
A good many tired men and women
could get rid of that pain in their
back if tbey would try Parks7 Mire
Cure for the Liver and Kidneys.
I he trouble is usually there, and
Parks bare cure reaches and cures it
Sold by Hartz & Ullemeyer.
Onlv 36 hours from R-ck Island to
New Orleans via C, R. I. & P. Ry.
and Chicago connections. Best train
service. Try this line. Rates $25.35
round trip. Tickets on sale Feb. 18
One and a half teaspoonfuls
Horsford's Baking Powder
gives better results than two
full teaspoonfuls of any other.
Mrs. S. Smith,
1805 Second avenue.
CIE LZ US YC-JTU !
Tim woiaEtpat lenses
Am tha naawlt nf mm rt anfetatilla aM.
rffienUnc and are bow placed, owina to
their auperlority, preeminently above every
thin heretofore produced la this line. .
Thareaeknowlodced.Dr experts to be
tne finest and most pertectlv constructed
Lenaea aSJBua, and are paenfiarly adapted
to correcting tho various, visual lmperteo
tioos. atnaloftha B -tiILviae
For sale by T. H. THOMAS. Dro "
gist and optician.
W.ilii iMi'iiliaailMojte Iia
mr mil far mSias aa amin la MHK
araaaaarpiOTiaiaaa. MnW lanarhoaaSiaa
tarty, gtnmc 1MHI iiBliil ail 1 1 mm Or
Aan wmmmmi aa mm pm mw maral Ov
kaaa. - Spaaaaanaa. ar Ha a tmm" mmmi
Sttt iraf iCtSai. lalLn raav
Brine comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
leu expenditure, br more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles rmbracea in tne
remedy, Syrup of Figs
Its excellence is due to its presenting
Is the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
ana permanently curing constipation.
It nas given sausiacuon 10 muiiona ana
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drag
gists in 50c 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,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if offered.
Connecticut Mutual Life
OF HARTFORD, COXN.
Net awetr, Jan 1, 1894 $59,9M,r9t 08
RECEIVED IN 1894.
Fnr prcminma $4 sn.STt S8
For Intrreaia and renla S.S0S IS tS
Profit and low 1S.ST7 Z3
f 7.901. 758 41
Bcrtis C;:n i:::s3,
Saturday, February 23.
Good Thin Push it Along The -
only froduction in Iowa.
THE PASSU SH0f7
Caa'iraad Ledercr"s Bcpraaa Prodao
Uoa I) tract tma tta Hew York Caslaa.
AH the Magnificent Scenery.
costnmee ana Aooessonea.
OaspIHe Chorut sad Ballet in lact, tha
Moat Slaborata aai CjaplaU Prod act !oa
tha sirga haa kaowa for yaara.
Scats aale St Flake's Thsrtdajr. Pilots l SO,
tl.00, 78c. 50c and S5c Tickets lis He 1 to six.
Free II -t aaapcaded. Telephone Bo. SO.
Tcsatj-First Streat Ai!-iti:a
Fine Residence Lots in this
addition For Sale on
This addition Is located be
tween Twentieth and Twenty-second
streets and Tenth
and Twelfth avennes, and
nearly every lot in it has
upon it a fine walnut, elm,
backberry, or , other large
tree, and is already provid
ed with abundant shade.
These lots are in the very
best part of the city, and
the most desirable for resi- '
dence purpose of any lots in
the city. Apply to
M. M. STURGEON, (
Bum 21, XUofc'H Jb Lynda Block.
IF YOU WISH ANY
THING IN THIS LINE
We have a
Nice line of Hardware.
And a complete line of
mixeu house and floor
paints, white lead, lin
seed oil, etc.
1610 Third avenue.
DISBURSED IN 1894.
For e"im br death
and n aured endow
ment 1478.871 99
8a plus rrtarned to
do lev kolden. - 1M5 41S20
Lapsed and aorrea-
eraa -oiitiea...... aavTOiss
Total to poller holder tfi 194.991 5S
eai-.ne. Medical e
a . inei' fees, - rim
ing, adrenal's;, to
f .1. nat e- late and
all other exposea. . . ' 7).fl 9-)
Taxes 8U0,&4 14
7 SS5.559 64
Balance act aueta. Dee St. 1S94 ...W.94S sag 3S
SCHEDULE OF ASSETS.
Loasa apon real estate, arat Ilea ...187,484,848
Loans npon etoeka and bonde 13 800
Preuiinm note, oa policies la force. 1.1M.444
Coat ot real ettate owned by compT T.8SS 588
Coat of U. S. aad otber bin da .... uSSSO
Coat ot bank and railroad atocka.... SflO.sflO
Ceeh la banke 1.T84.0U
BID receivable 1 MS
Acenta' ledger balances... Z.7V3
lateral due and se
emed S991,n0 u
Bent accrued 7,001 8
Market ralne of atocka
and bond over coat 48S,7S1 80
Set deferred premi
um SOSSSS SI
IM.S46 89S SS
Grot! iSMta, December 21, 1894, tB.S34,92B SS
Amount reqaired to re-
ieaare ail oautaad
lug pouctea, net, corn
pan tt r4aadard,....$M,9Il9t M
All other UebillUe,... 1.IJ7.W1 6
orplaa, S.87el 78
Hallo of extrenaea of management to
receipt, la 1991 9.91 per cent.
Pollciea In force Dec. SI, 18S4. 45,979
laaaring, 1SS,87I 00
Jacob L. Greeks. President.
Johx M. Tatlob. Vice President,
Edward M. Bcnce, Secretary.
Daniel H. Wells, Actuary.
JOHH K. STEARNS General Agent. Chicago.
t. U. BCroRD, Agent, Rock I.Uod, ID.
8. T. WEIB, Special A cent.
His Prioas on
1717 Second At.
Vuhm iTtrjtfclns Tito a Itea
tSll EAivdk.txblstf to a ClwiiTntat,
Lim OTjrUlai a Bptdalty,
- No. 1724 Third Ave.
A. X. PARKER.
Telephone No. 1214
See our New
And Latest Suits.
Our purpose in advertising is to let everybody
who buys clothing that b all mankind bere
about know that our suitings are in, and the
finest ever displayed In the city. You are
respectfully invited to call and see the latest
in patterns and styles.
Call and leave your order.
J. B. ZltHIER,
Star Block, opposite Harper house.