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ON THE ROAD TO RUIN
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, JUNE 28. 1895
ED ROOM SUIT?
If so you can get one at W. S. Hol
brooks, 103, 10 and 107 East Second
This week for $10.00.
W. S. HOLBROOK,
Nos. 103, 105 and 107 East Second street
Then cut out two others which will
tliici with j our address, and a two
In return voa will receive an instructive book on thread and sewine,
and a set oi' beautiful paper doll dresses in colors, for girls and boys.
If you have a sewing machine you should use Willimmtic Star Thread.
All sewing machine manufacturers use Willimantic Spool Cotton and
recommend it- All dealers sell it.
Laprobes, Whips, etc.
YOU CAN ALWAYS
(JET THE LATEST STYLES AT
See the ball bearing and rubber tire wheels on vehicles
of all kind.
We carry all grades in stock and personally warrant all
work sold cither of our own or other makes.
219 to 124 East Fourth street
off -a? o s i
H is h
appear in this paper, and send
cent stamp, to tuc inauutacturcrs ot
CO., Willimantic, Conn.
LATEST' NOVELTIES IN
OAST B SMaT AT
E. F. DORitf,
The New Merchant Tailoi
1822 SECOND AVE
Harper Hoim pine
CUKES GOUT. RHEUMATISM
Tes'lmnnlsl free, niihlr endoroeJ by die
tors defer to hon. Uenry C'tr.e, ex-major of
itoca i4isna. wmeinaiy.
SWANSOK KHKLMATIC CUKE CO.
107 lierbo-n t . Chicago,
sold in Fork Itln3 tf Till humaa and Mar
Easily. Quickly, Permanently Restored.
maroiiiiy, ana an loeinua
01 evil irotu eariy errors or
uier Minus iDe reuiisot
overwork, sickness, worn.
elc ullsireniEta. devel
opment ana tone friven to
pjevery orvan and port'on
I ural methods, immedi-
j ate lmDmrement seen.
impossible, 2.1 M references. Roiik-
explanation ana proois mauea (seaiea tree.
ERIE MEDICAL CO., Buffalo, H.Y
Estate of CVln Trucrdils, deceased.
The underelenea hsrlne been ai minted erca
trix of tbe last will ani trstsmxnt nf naivin
Trnesdale, la'e of tbe county of Hock island, state
or Illinois, aereasea. serene cite notice tbat she
will appear before the coou'ty mart of hock Island
roam?, at the oBce f the clerk of said conn. In
tbe city of K"CK Island, at tte Ansa-t term, on
the tret Hondas In Aaxast. next. ! which Una
all nersjns baring claims aninst -aid eaiate mrm
aotised and reqacotrd to attend, for the purpose
aa mi ma wm. mmntw wijvwu.
All Dctsoss Indented to aaid estate ars earn
ted to maxa Imaged lata payment to tbe nnder-
Dated th" 14th day of Jon. A. P 1S8V
CUAKUTfE N. TfcCKSDAL. Kxtcolrix.
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STORIES OF THE TEMPLE OF MAM
MON AT MONTE CARLO.
Soma of Them True. Many False, but AU
Highly Interest las; Baekana mad too
"Welllajrton Boat System" A Talk WUh
Mr. Spectator, a Maa Who K stows.
But who should this be sipping some
iced vermouth at the marble table bnt
an old friend whom I will call Mr.
Spectator. He lives at Monte Carlo, he
has passed a score of seasons here, he
has plenty cf money, he goes to tbe
Casino every day and every evening and
he never plays a cent It is his occupa
tion in life to be an observer of things
and to mark the ways of man and wom
an kind. In the summer ho will mark
them at Aix-les-Bains, at Lausanno or
at Tronville. He knows everything
about what is going on just now at
"Monty," what Russian princess
pawned her diamonds last week and
what Cuhau sugar planter did not dio of
apoplexy at the Hotel Carmbole, but
poisoned himself with prussic acid.
"He was a fool, sir," tjuoth Mr. Spec
tator. "Why didn't he go to the admin
istration? Why didn't he make his dec
laration? They knew well enocgh that
he had lost 200,000 francs in the conrso
of ten days. They would have paid his
traveling and hotel expenses back to
Paris, or buck to Brazil, for the matter
of that. Ho was a fool, sir!"
Mr. Spectator went on to explain that
when a cleaned out player made a can
did admission of his impecuniosity the
administration gave him a sum of mon
ey sufficient to defray his journey by
railway to tho place whence he came
and his incidental espouses en route.
He mentioned one case in which a whole
family of five persons were allowed 15
louis apiece to take them from Monte
Carlo to London, the sole condition at
tached to the largess being that the
recipient should not re-enter the Casino
unless ho or she recouped the aduiinis
tratiou for 'their outlay. In the case
which he cited, one of the party, a lady,
who had not gone farther than Nice,
received some weeks afterward a hand
some remittance from England. She
went back blithely to "Monty," repaid
the la louis, re-entered the Casino, and
backing the donze dernier, not forgetting
zero, won 300. "You are net to be
lieve," added Mr. Spectator, "a tithe of
the sensational stories printed about
ruined gamesters hanging themselves to
trees in the gardens, .or blowing out
their brains in the reading room. " The
majority of these canards are set on foot
by obscure French newspapers which
have not been subventioned or bribed bv
the administration to puff Monte Car la
One of tho plensantest characteristics
of my friend Mr. Spectator is that every
time yon meet him he has a fresh story
to tell you abont an infallible system for
winning at roulette, and this timo he
galcd me with a sncciuct narrative of
what I may call tho "Wellington boct
system." Captain Backum had played
for mauy yoars a Luge number of sys
tems, and by the time he was five and
forty had played awuy a handsome for
tune. A happy thought occurred to him.
Ho always wore Wellington boots. His
capital was just 5 lonis. This Ire
changed into 5 franc pieces, and ho nev
er staked more than one piece at a time.
and if he won he withdrew his stakes aft
er the third coup. His winnings he care
fully placed in a side pocket, and when'
ever ho had won four pieces he changed
them into a louis ami slipped tbe coin
into ouo of his boots. Ho played for
seven consecutive hours beforo his stock
capital was exhausted. Then ho returned
to luce, somewhat heavy of footstep,
and drawing off his boots, found tbat he
had won 100 louis.
"This was two years ago," continued
Mr. Spectator, "and only last- week I
found Backum at a third class hotel at
Nice. He was in a dressing gown and
slippers and looking by no means cheer
foL 'How abont the Wellington boot
system?' I asked. 'Utter collapse,' ho
replied. Confounded run of bad luck.
And the boots? I went on. 'The boots?'
he replied. 'I pawned them yesterday
So this is "Moutv" in full swing
"Monty," with its nps and downs, its
ceaseless whirl of gayety and dissipa-
. tion. There is no rest at Monte Carlo.
When yon are tired of play, there are
aramatic performances, there are con
certs, there is pigeon shooting, and in
the spring and summer there is plenty
of yachting. But all these are only side
issues. The Grand Trunk line of Monte
Carlo leads to the temple of mammon.
It is crowded night and day by people
lusting for money which they have not
earned, and it is the road to ruin.
The Barber's Little Joke.
"I seo yon wear a Grand Army fcut
ton," said the man in the chair.
"Yes, sab," said the barber, with a
"Belongto a colored post, Isnppose?"
"No sah. The cullud post belongs to
It was not till he had stepped out and
seen tho barber's sign that tho customer
saw the point. Indianapolis Journal.
Tbe Horse's Hope.
Young Horse Nothing but work,
work, work. 1 ve a great mind to com'
Old Horse (Have patience. When yon
are so old thai you can't walk, you'll be
advertised as suitable for a lady to
drive, and after that you'll live in ease
and luxury. New York Weekly.
It is supposed that the average valco
of furniture per house in the United
Kingdom is about 160. This estimate
includes the valuable pictures, plate.
horses and carnages, which are appen
dages of the more pretentions establish
Lobelia, also called T"' tobacco, is
known as acommou herb, of ten growing
as a weed in many parts of the United
Pay yonr water rent.-
Leaf lard at Schroeder's.
Choice white oats at Gilmore'spork
John Babcock, of Watertown, was
in the city today.
Call at Old Vienna garden for re
freshments. Twentieth street and
Miss Jennie Kane arrived from Chi
cago last evening to spend the sum
mer vacation witn ner parents.
Attend the free dance at T. Van-
Recke's. corner .Fourth street and
Fourth avenne, Saturday night.
There will be a public sale of the
butter and cheese factory at Coal
Valley. Saturday. Jane 29. at 2
o'clock p. m. F. Naylor. agent.
Grand open air entertainment and
picnic at Hincher's garden Saturday,
June 29, given by Geiger Bros.
Music bv Bleuer's brass band. Every
body cordially invited.
Everybodv has seen or heard of the
wonderful Schafer family. See
Severus Schafifer, America's 'wonder,
commencing tomorrow at the Watch
Tower, every night during the week
About 125 took advantage of the
excursion arranged by the Broadway
l'resbyterian cnurcn yesterday after
noon." It was a much enjoved trip.
the excursionists taking the Verne
Swain as far as Albany and returning
Messrs. Edward Murphv and J. C.
Smith have opened a grocery stole
at tne corner ol lhird avenue and
Tenth street. Their stock is com
plete, entirely new. and they will be
pleased to have their friends call
and inspect the same.
A. M. Blakcslee and wife, and Mrr.
G. C Blaksley and child, accompanied
by Mrs. Sykes and son, of Elkhart,
Ind., who'have been visiting at the
Blakesley home, left this morning
for Belvedere Park, Lake Geneva, to
spend the summer at Mr. Blakesley's
cottage. Dr. A. II. McCandlesg and
family and W. B. Mclntyre and fam
ily leave for Lake Geneva tomorrow.
Rev. C A. Swenson, Ph. D., presi
dent of Bethany college, at Linds
borg. Kan., will preach Sunday
evening at Grace Lutheran church,
on Seventh avenue and Forty-fourth
street. Dr. Swenson graduated at
Augustana college in 1877 and in
theology in 1S79, and has many
warm friends in the city. While Dr.
Swenson speaks chiefly in Swedish,
one who hears him speak in English
would not be aware that he speaks
any other language.
June 26 Estate of Frederick Kra
mer. Will admitted to probate.
27 Estate of Nicholas Imhofl". J.
J. Ingram appointed special admin
istrator to defend claim of Jo
seph L. Haas, execntor. Claim al
lowed at $10, and executor author
ized to pay the same out of assets of
said estate not inventoried.
Estate of Dennis Warren. Peti
tion of Phil Mitchell for letters of
administration de bonis non. Bond
tiled and approved and letters of ad
ministration issued to him.
Estate of Nicholas ImhofT. Final
report of executor filed and order
nisi approving same by July 1, and
that clerk notify heirs by publica
tion. Estate of Frederick Kramer. Bond
of J. Henry Lidders filed and ap
proved, and letters of administration
com testamenlo annexo issued to
him. John Taylor, Peter Stelck
and C. H. Seidel appointed apprais
ers. Estate of Elizabeth Campbell. Re
port of Elizabeth J. Robinson, ad
ministratrix of tbe estate of Mahalatb
Robinson, deceased, filed and ap
proved. Information From a Man.
The bloomer dress is a pair of tron
sers, very baggy at the knees, abnormally
full at the pistol pockets and consider
ably full whero yon strike a match.
The garment is cut decollete at the
south end and the bottoms tied around
the ankles or knees to keep the mice out
Yon can't pnt it over your bead like
you do your shirt, nor around you like
a corset, but yon must sit on the floor
and pull it on just as yon do your stock
ings, one foot at a time in each com
partment Yon can easily tell tbe right side to
have in front by the buttons on the
neckband. Rehoboth Herald.
Thought 6he Was Safe.
Judge Your age?
Lady Thirty years.
Judge ( incredulously ) Ton will have
some difficulty in proving that
Lady (excitedly) You'll find hard
to prove the contrary, as the church reg
ister which contained -the entry cf my
name was burned in the year 1843.
Texas S if tings.
Tho Maa Bo Wanted.
"1 beg your pardon," said one man to
another in a railroad train, "but I am
the manager of a museum, and I have a
vacancy now for a strong man. "
"Well, what otit?"
"Why, sir, I saw yon open the car
window with no apparent effort, and I
thought perhaps we could agree on the
terms and yon could begin your en
gagement immediately." Detroit Free
Zoo.pnora Woman's Frlead
Das a grand record as a remedy for
all diseases peculiar to women. Ask
your druggist for one .of tbe Zoa
Phora Medical books for women.
Children Cry for
It is prepared with the utmost care and skill from the choicest leaf grown ;
possessing a flavor and substance that makes it dear to the heart of every
tobacco chewer. It is made by the oldest tobacco manufacturers in
America, and the largest in the world, and cannot be excelled. Try it.
You'll agree with the
aivpl v arm tvmnnnnps
. It. V. P. V. CONTENTION
Baltimore July 18 to 31, 1895
There is only one ronte 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. G. T. A.. C. 4 O. R'y., Cincin
4,000 Miles With a Wheelbarrow.
In 1878 Lyman Potter of New York
state performed tho prodigious task of
poshing a common "paddy" wheelbar
row across the continent Ho started
from his home on Dane street, Albany,
on the morning of April 10, 1878, and
arrived in San Francisco on the after
noon of Oct 5 of tho same year, being
almost exactly 178 days (five hours and
three minutes over) in performing the
wearisome feat Potter was a shoe
maker, and tho trip was the result of a
wager made by some friends who be
lieved that such a trip would occupy at
least 200 days. Tho wager was ft, 000,
but Potter made between three and five
times that sum advertising for different
parties along the route. The wheelbar
row was made specially for the use to
which it was put and weighed but 75
pounds. The distance traveled by Pot
ter was exactly 4,085,3 miles. St
Why Not Voa 7
When thousands nf people are tak
ing Hood's Sarsaparilla to overcome
the weakness and languor which are
so common at this season, why are
you not doing the same? When you
know that Hopd's Sarsaparilla has
power to cure rheumatism, dyspep
sia and all diseases caused by im
pure blood, why do you continue to
suffer? Hood's cures others, why
Hood's pills are prompt and effi
cient 25 cents.
Join the Christian Endeavor spe
cial car party, Tri-cities to Boston,
July 8. via the Rock Island route
and Niagara Falls & White Moun
tains. Tickets only half fare for
round trip. Total expense for ten
days onting need not exceed $45.
Address A. Tredick. Vo. 780
East Fourteenth street, Davenport,
or apply at C, R. I. & P. rail
way ticket office.
' fourth of July Excursion.
For the 4th of July tbe C, M. &
St. P. railway will sell excursion
tickets for one fare and a-tbird for
the round trip, distance not over 200
miles. Tickets on sale Jnly 3d and
4th, good to return July 6th.
E. D. W. Holmes, Agent
THOUSANDS OF VOr.tEW
ACTS AS A SPECIFIC
By rtasinf to HMEhi fcaw iB bv Orgus.
It Ceases 'earth to ltlosa. aasl Js, to
Btota-a The a She Ksllr. Vrmmr
IT EEYX3 FAILS TO BEfiUUTE.
""7 wife ass keen aadsr tlsslnsl of lasaisw phy-
turee hottie 01 MaaWlxiars wruuM bscutkb sb
csa Ss ar rfl cooaisr, wukiiir and siisa."
.. BKVXS.Ueuacnua. Ala.
luntu uraxATM ce. atusta, ,
many thousand discriminating chewers who use it exclu-
it mnrn t n i risvcf I l.'B
John Koch, Sr.,
A fax Bicycles.
BICYCLES MADE TO ORDER.
A Bicycle repaired with
neatness and dispatch.
218 Market Square.
And Floor Paints,
1610 Third avenue.
Mrs. S. Smith,
1805 Second Ave.
Waihsi XtYiTthlBg From FIm
Silk StiilkoToldef tes OlraLiTtat.
lac tartolu Bpftdiltj,
No. 1724 Third Ave.
A. M. PA.RKER.
Telephone No. 12 14.
John Volk Sc Co,
Sash, Doors and Blinds,
And all kinds of
Woodwork for Builders
fildiac, rioarloc. Witnamattag
liaatraet, aotttkacasta ars
- arb1 jra.Vs1 1
Who does not want
her washing done in
the shortest time and
neatest way is hard
to find. Those who
Get the best results,
because it is made
from such materials
that it cannot injure
the most delicate fab
ric and will save time
Follow them and you
will find you have
struck a good thing.
0HXAT H0CS ISLAKI) TAB SOAP
Softens the skin, heals x
chapped hands and
removes grease, paint
Soap Makers. Rook Island.
The Portage Entry
Successors to the Portage
Red Stone Co., also to Fnrst
Neu & Co.,
LAKE SUPERIOR PORT
AGE RED, BROWN
AND VARIEGATED SAND
Security Building, Ninth
Floor, Madison Street and
EUGEOI J. BUS.
Buy, Sell and Manage
property. Collect Rents.
The old fire and time
tried companys repre
sented. Rates as low
as any reliable company
Your Patronage is Solicited. .
Office 1820, Second Ay.
Harper Brass Block.
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ros Liana aus k'sjltaa? Messory,
Paraali.Sli lilnanaal. Karbtlr Aaiis-
slima. elr.,cawallir SMt aboMa, si as si
tftahrwakmonraiM. an 4 .julrsui'oatssi
raj,., an 4 a.uW-fci t aarr iy restores
la aid or youa. saaljyearjfcla vest
s-ks. I'rv a SI.SO a a.rr wira- Msfor
a aaHtaa-a. ai for er ss wlca e
iuIa. t a Sa . 1M laaaML li
tal i. baafk. Salt
yorcrniGrrMtaasnnaB"a n. w will p-no rc prvfjaas.
srtisaal Mis1islt)srrai. tklnii. lsV.orssrsasa1a
SOLD at the Hsrper House Drug iaraaacy,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.: by Was. V lie.
MOLlKfc, LU aaa oUssi laailiag sVatfaisu.