Newspaper Page Text
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JUKE 11. 1895.
DO YOU WANT A
ED ROOM SUIT?
If so you can get one at W. S. Hol
brook's, 10?, 105 and 107 East Second
This week for 10.00.
W. S: HOLBROOK,
Nos. 103, 105 nnd 107 East Second street
COLUMBIA LEADS THEM ALL.
COLUMBIA, OLDEST FACTORY IN THE COUNTRY.
The Pope Manufacturing Co. compelled all high grade
wheels to come down to their price, $ioo; will also carry
a line of Hartford cycles, manufactured by the Pope
Manufacturing Co., and Crescents, made by the Western
Wheel Works the largest wheel factory in the world.
1S20 Second Avenue, - - - - Rock Island.
The Fashionable Merchant Tailor
lias the most replete line of new patterns In imported
and domestic suitings in the city.
1707 SECOIb AVEIUE-
1803 Second Avenue.
CUKES GOUT. RHEUMATISM
Tea'ImorUl. frre. IlitflilT cndoiYCil bT doc
tors. HeftT ui lion. Henry c're, vx-mu)or of
uock iKimna. n rue Kwtiy.
SW.ANSON K1IK1MATIC CUBE CO.
!m liemroom M - chiraro.
Sold In Rock Itl led by T U Thomas lud JUr-
suaii & 1 itni r.
JOHM H. PARTOOK.
BENBT A. PARI DOM
Painters and Decorators
FAFSS HAN3E2S, CALSOIOKSBS. etc.
SHOP. 413 SoTOteoEtk St. S0CZ ISLAND. ILL.
35 EVERY WOMAN
I SacettBt nee a reHablr, monthly, roralaticg mftulrin.. Only harmloa a4
miXi f the 1 ureit drugs inould b ueu. If jou ant lb. best, get
$V dv Dr- Pcal'a Pennyroyal Pills
fvV C ThT ar prompt, sal. mrfl certain In rwalt- The tor.mlno (Dr. FmI'i) arvar lias.
For sale by T. XI. Thomas, Druggist, sole agent. Bock Island, I1L
GREELEY AS A BOY.
HE LOVED TRUTH AND WAS WAL
LOPED FOR" HI? INTEGRITY.
The Fimogi Journalist. Acquired Knowl
edge Early Through Great Trlbalatlon.
Scaft-gii, "a Child of the Deril." Was Kind
to the Boy Who Wanted to Learn.
The oft told and praiseworthy story
about tbo sterling quality of George
Washington s trsthfalness when a lad
and the straightforward confession, "I
caunot tell a lie, father: I did it with
my little hatchet," that have made the
Father of His Country the idol of boyish
hearts stands not alone as an example
of American youthful integrity. .
Another lad, when punishment as
keenly dreaded confronted him and a
father more irate than George's parent
is ever pictured to have been, stood bold
ly forth when questioned and acknowl
edged himself the culprit This othet
boy was Horace Greeley, and the Story
is an interesting one.
It happened in the town of Erie, Pa.,
where Horace spent a great part of his
boyhood. The lad was unusually preco
cious and at the ago of 10 years was
considered the prodigy of the town. He
was a great reader and eagerly devoured
anything in the way of useful literature
that came in his way. His father was a
poor man,, and Horace had not many
chances for mental culture, bet so keen
was the boy's love of study and ambi
tion tor knowledge that he used to visit
by stealth an old neighbor who possessed
a handsome and finely stocked library.
This old fellow was, to the mind cf
Horace's father, the essence of all that
was irreligious. His namo was Scaggs
Nathaniel Scaggs and despite his
quiet method of living and his acknowl
edged honesty of character he remained,
to Mr. Greeley's mind, a vile and hard
ened sinnor. Old Scaggs rarely attended
any placo of worship and on pleasant
Snnday afternoons conld always be seen
sitting in his front garden boldly smok
ing his corncob pipe. Tuese were the
causes of Mr. Greeley's condemnation,
awl ho dubbed the old scholar "a child
of tho devil."
Ent Scaggs had taken a fancy to the
bright faced Horace and invited the boy
to his homo. After the first visit and a
glimpse of that wonderful storehouse of
books Horace could not stay away. He
know his father hated old Scaggs and
called him a "lost sonl, " and he real
ized if his visits to their neighbor reach
ed his cars that his father would in
stantly prohibit his calls.
At tho same time old Scaggs kind
ness had wen his heart. His wisdom
had gained his admiration, and he felt
the ininstico of his father's dislike to
ward his old friend. Bosides tho old
man was teaching him Latin and open
ing daily to tho boyish mind fields of
thought and speculation and pointing
out with caro and patience philosophis
truths so eagerly listened to y yonng
Once in tho middle of a sentence of
Cicero, whilo tho two were engaged in
their daily reading tho boy stopped short
and exclaimed:' "Mr. Scaggs, my father
doesn't liko yon. He Eays yon are a
child of the devil."
The old man was silent for a moment
and then burst out laughing.
"Why does your father dislike me,
Horace?" ho asked.
"Well, you don't go to meeting, yon
know, sir, and then you smoke your
pipe on Sunday. "
"Yes, I do, my boy, but I did not
know that was a great sin. I am sorry
your father dislikes me, my son. Let ns
go 011 with Cicero. " And the reading
continued. That night Horaco Greeley
made np his mind to speak to his father
and make a plea for old Scaggs friend
ship. Accordingly, just before bedtime
Horace accosted his father:
"Father, is not God forbearing?" ha
"Yes, my son. Why do you ask?"
"Does ho not forgivo mnch to those
who are kind and intelligent?"
"Why do yon ask?" still inquired tho
"Well, I think Mr. Scaggs is both
kind and intellectual, and I somehow
hoped the good Lord wonld overlook his
smoking nnd not going to meeting,
Tho old man at once grew stern, ques
tioned yonng Horaco regarding his so
licitudo for their neighbor, and eventu
ally the secret of tho boy's visits and
studies was brought to light Mr. Gree
ley forbade his son to go near old Scaggs
again, denounced Latin books as im
pious reading and threatened the lad
with tho strap.
Horace Greeley, after he got to be the
editor of a big New xork newspaper,
nsed to tell tbo story with much feeling.
"After being forbidden old Scaggs'
companionship, " ho said. "I went and
told the old man about it Ho seemed
grieved, but told me to obey my father.
Tho next day I was with my teacher at
the nsual hour, and after promising
him I would tell my father of my visit
our lesson went on as nsual. Then I
went home and told my dad, and he wal
loped mo! For a whole week I contin
nud my visits to my old preceptor, and
each night I received a thrashing mora
severe each time! At the end of the
week I had to eat my meals standing np.
rThcn my father locked me np for a few
days, aud wo left Erie for Vermont in
less than a fortnight Yes. 1 slipped
out and bade old Scaggs goodby.
The old man was tearful and gave me
tho worn volume of Cicero as a parting
gift Of course I got a licking for that
visit also, bnt I had seen my old friend
and had my beloved Latin reader but
toned tightly beneath my waistcoat 1
honored my father always, " Mr. Greeley
concluded, "but I never forgave him
those lashings. He was a blue Presby
terian and conld not tolerate Sabbath
breaking. He was a mighty good man,
bnt when I think of those whippings'
and then Mr. Greeley used to Kjnirin,
mnch to tho delight of bis listeners.
New York Recorder.
The mosaic on one Pompeii floor is
known to have cost i2.
THE NEW BRIDGE.
Something- af am Idem of tha 8 tract are to
. Beplaca tha On Now In I'M.
The new Rock Island bride over
the Mississippi, to be built by the
government in the near f ntnre, will
be a notable strnctnre. ine present
bridge was a verv heavy one for its
time and was designed by one of the
most famous engineers of that time,
Shaler Smith. The design of that
bridge has, however, in the 25 years
of its existence, become obsolete and
the new one will but little resemble
it in many important particulars. It
will be wider. Higher ana neavier,
and capable of sustaining a far
ine present strnctnre is about
2,500 feet long and has a total weight,
complete, with floors and railroad
track, of 8,500,000 pounds. The new
one will, it is estimated, weigh 50
per cent more than that a weight,
the immensity of which is hardly
conceivable. The width or tne pres
ent strnctnre between trusses is 19
feet, while that of the new will be
about thirty feet. The height of the
new structure will also be far
greater, especially the railway deck.
which will be nigh enough so that
trainmen on the high cars may stand
erect without danger. The total
depth from top to bottom of the steel
work will be about 50 to 55 feet and at
the draw pier, will be mnch higher.
The recent examination of the piers,
which support the present bridge.
proved them to be capable of being
used for the new structure with only
such repairs as can be done below
the water line by a diver, without
resorting to a coffer dam. the ad
ditional width will be obtained by
building tne piers nearer perpendic
ular on the up river side instead of
with the excessive slant thev now
have. The top courses taken off will
be replaced by two or three heavy
courses of granite coping, so that
there Will be no question as to its
The great strength of the bridge
may be comprehended from a few
facts which the Davenport Tribune
presents: The heaviest locomotives
now used by the Eock Island are big
90 ton affairs. The bridge is to have
a capacity to sustain the weight of
two 128 ton locomotives with the
heaviest loaded cars, at present
known, and much heavier than at
present nsed on the C, R. I. & 1
The present bridge is built to sus
tain a total weight of 5,000 pounds
to the lineal foot, while the new one
is to sustain a weight of 4,000 ponnds
per lineal foot on each track, or a
total or e,000 pounds to the foot. It
had been intended that the bridge
should be built this fall, but there is
some question as to the possibility
of completing it before the spring of
U. . P. V. CONVENTION
Baltimore July 18 to SI, 1895
There is only one route to Balti
more combining the best railway ser
vice with the most interesting scen
ery and historical associations. It is
the Chesapeake &OhioR'y. via Wash
ington, "the Rhine, the- Alps and
the Battlefield line of America"
along the great Kanawha river,
through New River canons, along the
Greenbrier, crossing the Alleghany
and Blue Ridge mountains, the Pied
mont and Shenandoah valleys, and
the most famous of Virginia battle
fields. The F. F. V. limited is the only
modern through train to Baltimore
via Washington with electric lights,
dining car and observation car. One
fare for the round trip. At compar
atively a slight additional cost return
trip can be made by way of Chesa
peake Bay, Old Point Comfort and
For full information, descriptive
pamphlet, etc., address C. B. Ryan,
Ass't. . P. A., C. & O. R'y., Cincin
June 15, Hotel Orleans at Spirit
Lake will be opened for the regular
summer season. Spirit Lake is one
of the most popular summer resorts
in the west. You will find the cli
mate cool and delightful, the fishing
and hunting excellent, and. the hotel
service, at the Orleans, perfect.
1'rof. Schmidt's famous orchestra
will be in constant attendance at the
Orleans. For hotel rates address
C. S. Ahell, Manager, i
Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Rheumatism Cored In a Day.
"Mystic Cure" for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cures in one to
three days. Its action npon the sys
tem is remarkable and mysterious.
It removes at once the cause and the
disease immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly benefits 75 cents.
Sold by Otto Grotjan, druggist. Rock
A colonel in , the French army, who
had a great eye for neatness, but not
much of an ear for music, took occasion
one day to compliment his bandmaster
on the appearance of his men. "Their
uniforms are neat," said tho colonel,
"and their instruments are nicely pol
ished and kept in order, but there is one
improvement that I must insist upon. "
"What is it, colonel?"
"Yon must train your men, when
they perform, to lift their fingers all at
exactly the same time and at regular in
tervals dh their instrnments, so one,
two! One, two!" London Answers.
Pay your water rent.
Leaf lard at Schroeder's.
Bay a home of Reidy Bros1.
Money to loan at Reidy Bros'.
Insure your property with Reidy
See Delsartean specialties of Anna
Belle, Butterfly, Borealis and' sun
dance at the Watch Tower all this
Tonight there will be a special
meeting at the Salvation army con
ducted by Capt. Sprake and wife,
former officers oi this corps.
There will be a pnblic sale of the
butter and cheese factory at Coal
Valley. Saturday. Jane 29. at S
o'clock p. m. F. Naylor, agent.
Mrs. John Dowar has gone to Ful
ton to join her husband as Mr. Dowar
is employed in the stove works there,
and that city will be their future
This evening at the residence of
Mrs. D. G. White, 1116 First avenue,
there will be a lawn social, at which
the ladies of the United Presbyterian
church will serve ices, lemonade and
cake. Come. . partake and enjoy
The young ladies of St. Cecelia's
Guild of Trinity church, Davenport,
will give an excursion next Wednes
day evening, June 12, on the Helene
Schulenberg. Boat will leave Daven
port at 7 sharp; Rock Island, 7:30.
Ticks, 50 cents. Dancing. Music by
The report of the building com
mittee of the Warren county court
house, made to the board of super
visors last week shows the total cost
of the new court honse there. Ex
clusive of the addition of the jail, the
cost so far has been $ 126,583.77. The
jail addition cost ft, 160.13. Con
tracts have been let for the grading.
cement walks and coping, at an ad
ditional expense of $7,493. This
makes the complete cost of the court
house 1131,081.77, - or with the jail
addition f 138,241.90.
Messrs. Lyon & Healy, the well
known music dealers of Chicago,
have lust issued the following
"Spring Song," "O Come Back My
Lost Love," 'A Song of Farewell,"
"One Kiss, Away They Go, the
Knight and the Maid," "Two Songs,
with violin obligato, "Night Hymn
at Sea." "The Colored Four Hun-J
dred." march, and Reves de Jeunesse
Better Than for Years.
'About the first of last August I
was taken with pleurisy and was
treated by the family physician who
got me on my feet but did not cure
me. I then began taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla and I am now able to do
my work and feci better than 1 nave
for several years." Mrs. Wm. Cast
"My lore, what mtgic ipell is thrown
Cpn yoar race? Iu charm I own.
Whence came thy pure s nd pearly teeth?
Thy rot y lie? Thy perfumed breath
She laid, in ac rents meet and clear,
" Ti only SOZUDONT. my d-ar."
The Aegis, 10c a week.
Hood's pills cure sick headache,
Penny Wise and Ponnd Foolish
Are they who have not Foley's Colic
and Diarrhcea Cure as a safeguard in
the family. M. F. Bahnsen's drug
Aristotle was said to have remem
bered "the names of all animals, fish
A Woman's Kenes.
THE STORY OF A WOMAN TO
WHOM NOISE WAS TORTURE.
Prostrated By the Least Excitement
Physicians Battled By Iter Case.
(em the Gate City, Keokuk, lotra.)
Mrs. Helen Mevcrs whose home ia at !15
Vernon Avenue, Chicago, and whose visit to
Keokuk, la., will long be remembered, was
at one time afflicted with a tterrous ru&ludy
which at times drove her nearly to distrac
tion. "Those terrible headaches arc a thing
of the past," she said the other day to a (Sate
Jttij rcrestnButive,"and there 13 uuite a story
in connection with it too."
My ni-rvous Kytem sustained I treat shoek
some fifteen years ago, brought on I believe
thrrMijrh too much worrying over family mat
ters aud then allowing uiy love for my books
ty get the better of my di-cretion where my
health was concerned. Whv, whenever bit
affairs at home did not en alone iust as I ex
pected, I would invariably become prostrated
from the excitement and I would consider
myself f rtnnnte indeed if the effects of the
attick would not remain for a week. I was
obliged to pve np our pleasant home not far
from the Like (shore drive, btcause I could
not stand the noise in that locality. I could
find no place in the city which 1 deemed suit
able to one whose nervous evstcui was alwavs
n the point of explosion. To add to my
misfortunes my complexion underwent a
chantre and I looked ho v 1 1 m w and ullnv
that I was ashamed to venture from the hone
Madam," said my doctor to me soon after
an nnusually severe attack of the malady,
"unless you leave the city and seek some
Flace of qniet, yon will never recover" Ho
concluded I would visit my uuc'.e, who
lives in Dallas Connty, Iowa, and whose
farm wonld surely be a good place for "one
in my pitiable condition. I picked up the
Gale City one day and hapened to come
across an interesting recital of the recovery
of some woman in New York State who was
amicted as I had been. This womnn hod
been cured by Ir. "Williams' Pink Pilla for
Pale People. I thoilL-lit that if Pink Pills
cured that woman they might do the same
forme. I b-gan to take the pills accord
ing to directions and I be irs if to feel better
from the start. After I had taken several
boxes of them I was ready to go back to
cnicaco. My nervousness was pone and my
Complexion was as frch as that of anv
sixteen-year-old girl in Iowa and Pitok I'ilfs
is what 'put the color in my cheeks. No
wonder I am in ench hiirh spirits and feel like
a prize fiirhter, and no wonder I liketo come to
Keokuk for if it had not been for Pink Pills
bouirht from a Keokuk firm I would not
have been alive now," laugfeingly concluded
Ir. tVilliams Pink Pills rontain- all the,
i.ciuuM. j w pei.e kw ine ami
richness to the blood and restore shattered
nerves. They are for sale bvall rlrwrzists,
or may be had by mail from Ir. Williams
Medicine 0 Schenectady, X. Y, for ue.
per box, or six boxes for 2M.
CAKES rt.K. i i
run ULntnu. itj
FOR A QUICK AFTER-DINNER SHINE
APPLIED AND POLISHED WITH A CLOTH
Mora Bros. Props,Canlon.Mass,USiA
Sold by Henry Dart's Sons, Wholesale Grocers. Rock Island
BLACKING APPLIED AND
POLISHED WITH A BRUSH
Favorite Gas Stoves,
Ohio Ice Cream Freezers,
The Prince Lawn Mower.
All of the above are the best of makes.
If you are interested call and see them.
Prices never were lower. Everyone
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Corner Third Ave. and Twentieth St. Rock Island, 111.
-ELY'S CREAM BALM-rt" the Nm1
I'll f Hit VH i I lH A IUIII J iisniinuii.
(lives Itelict ut uut'O lor uil In I lend
I Jff'y into lit Xi-tril. It M V""'' Aotnrl
SOc. lrufi1a'ts or by cuuL LLV BUO&, bS Warren bU.
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 line walnut, elm,
hackberry, 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,
Boom 2L. Mitchell it Lynda BlocV
Mrs. S. Smith,
180f Second Ave.
Tooleaalt Deals? and 1st porter of
Wines- and Liquors.
1C1C and 1618 Third At.
Monday Morning, June 3.
The Steamer Duke will make
regular trips from Davenport
and Hock Island to Offer
mann's Island, leaving Daven
port and Ilock Island at 10 a.
in., 1:30 p. m., fi p. m. and 7
p. m. Fare for the round trip
mrn'i in part payment for a bitch frnule Acme
Merc I a, which mo ftorvtl them on apprjral. No
work done until me biceie nlTe andprorw
VHIEg nfllllVJ MUM U
If toy OTjrlrli apply thry tmmt 1m mil
wcmnw. w mm ur parvouufi.
ACME CYCLE COMPANY,
rl 3 f, I S
EH J! Q " I