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THE ABQtTB. THUBSPAY, FEBRPAKY 6, 1896.
We respectfully call your attention to the
fact that we have reduced the prices on
many articles in our stock to prices lower
than they were ever offered at before.
We must sell the goods now, and we
K, make the prices so low that they will go
ft with a rush,
3 Regardless of
What They Cost.
you are cordially invited to inspect our
bargains. It would require a half page
in this paper to mention all the bargains
KLUG-H&SLER DRY GOODS CO.
217, 217K W. Second
FOR THIS WEEK ONLY.
Ladies' Patent Kid Tip Q()C
Call at once while
WRIGHT & BARBER
1704 Second Ave.
fHE RARE 7W7W
Would scare some
They're afraid of it
truth telling we're loaded for "bare."
We've found that the truth pays. Don't
take us half as long to make a sale,
now that folks know they can depend
on what we say about our
Matting, Oil Cloths,
to close out.
G. 0. HUCKSTAEDT.
1109 and 1811
St., Davenport, la.
sav snesnav a
sizes are complete.
dealers to death.
When it comes to
Lamps, etc., etc.
and Lamps at cost
BULL'S MEANNESS TOWARD A
Things British Triad Bard
the Plmwwr of the
eae" Tho Giant Chang Wrong by tha
IpTentluii Btssumir's Safety Stamp.
The inventor of the celebrated "Bes
semer process" is tne most modest of
men, shunning rather than courting ob
servation. A few yean since he was
sometimes to be seen taking a "consti
tutional" in the neighborhood of his un
pretentious abode at Denmark Hill, in
England, but the venerable gentleman
vritu the benevolent face, in the old
fashioned frock coat and voluminous,
many folded choker neckcloth, is now
rarely seen even by his immediate neigh
The British public, the British gov
ernment and British manufacturers did
their very best at one time to crush one
of the most useful men ever born in
Britain, and failed ignominiously. Shef
field laughed at him, and Woolwich gave
him the official cold shoulder, but Shef
field and Woolwich would be crippled
indeed at the present time were it not
for "Bessemer steeL" Yet, even now,
although foreign potentates have show
ered crosses and stars upon him, the
English government has not conferred
upon him any honor more important
than an ordinary knighthood, and this
in spite of the fact that he has created
one of the largest and most important
industries in the world.
Some fascinating calculations, made
by Sir Henry himself, prove that one
year's production of Bessemer steel
might bo represented by a solid column
16, times the height of St Paul's ca
thedral, and as thick through as an or
dinary gasometer about 100 feet.
Henry Bessemer, son' of the late Mr.
Anthony Bessemer, was born in Hert
fordsbire in the year 1813. His earlier
years were devoted to art, and we find
that he was an exhibitor at the Royal
academy at the age of 20. At this early
age he had discovered a means by which
impressions of the designs on coins,
medals and other reliefs could be repro
duced m any numbers on cardboard.
Some of his work in this line is still ex
tant, and when specimens come into the
market they bring high prices.
Tins led him indirectly to a more
important invention. He discovered that
the government of the time was robbed
to the tune of 100,000 per annum by
unscrupulous persons, who were in the
hubit of removing the embossed duty
stamps on legal and other documents
and using the same again. Young Bes
semer invented the useful little contnv
auce by which the stamp' is embossed on
the paper or parchment of the document
itself, and submitted it to the then chief
of tho stamp department at Somerset
The potentate in question saw the ad'
vantage of this system at a glance, and
soon afterward the authorities expressed
their willingness to make, use of it. A
pretty little story is connected with this
invention. When his model was com
pleted, Bessemer showed it to the young
lady to whom he was then engaged. Her
first comment -upon it showed that she
was well fitted to become the wif o of an
inventor. She said
"Yes, I understand this, but surely, if
all stamps had a date put upon them.
they could not at a future time be used
again without detection.
This proved a very valuable sugges
tion, for Bessemer soon hit upon the idea
of a steel die with a space for a movable
date, and in that form his invention was
adopted by tho authorities. Will it be
credited that he never received a solitary
farthing from the government for his
services or tho use of his invention?
Such is nevertheless the fact, and
when he hinted mildly at legal remedies
ho was told by the solicitor to the stamp
department that he was entitled to no
compensation, inasmuch as he had pre
sented his invention to the government
gratis ! This was at a time, too, when
ho was by no means well off, when in
deed he lacked the necessary money to
set up housekeeping with the clever
young lady whose brilliant suggestion
had resulted in a perfect stamping ma'
chine! Ho received many generous prom
ises from various ministers, of course,
but one government went out of power
after another, and to this day he has
never been compensated in any shape or
A man cf vast wealth now; Sir Henry
Bessemer can afford to regard the trou
bles of that period of his life with com
parative indifference, though he has
since had more ample reason to cherish
a dislike for all British governments
and politicians. But his disappointment
in this instance taught him a very salu
tary lesson. When he made the great
discovery of his life that by which it
is possible to convert pig iron into steel
by a simple and inexpensive process-
he kept his discovery a secret. To some
extent it is a secret to this day. The
importance.of the discovery can hardly
Before the Bessemer process came
into use steel could not be bought under
50 a ton, and its price prohibited its
use in numberless departments of indus
try where it is now considered essential.
At that time, too, only 51,000 tons of
cast steel were produced in Sheffield in
a year. In 1892, 33,546 tons of steel
were manufactured in the world every
day according to the Bessemer process.
the selling price per ton averaging 8
perhaps. It is chiefly due to Sir Henry
Bessemer that one is almost as safe on a
modern ocean steamship as on land, and
that the modern structure of steel is
nearly as imperishable as the Pyramids.
Such a discovery, it mieht be sup
posed, would be hailed with enthusiasm
by those interested in the iron trade of
Great Britain. Not a bit of it Bes
semer met with every possible discour
agement. The steel manufacturers of
Sheffield were dead against him from
e nrst, ana tne government lgnoi
I him. Boston Commercial Bulletin.
the first, and the government ignored
FOR JOINT ; FESTIVITIES.
Committees of St. Paal aad Metrepotitaa
Lodges Arrange for K. P. BalL
At a meeting held last evening of
the joint committees of St. Paul and
Metropolitan lodges, nmgois oi ry
tbias. on arrangements for a proper
observance of the 32d anniversary of
Pythiamsm. arrange menu were
made for a grand entertainment and
ball at Industrial ball the evening of
Feb. 18, when addresses ar to be
made by C. J. Searle and C. W.
Schlegel.on the part of the respec
tive lodges, ana there win do a Dan.
qnet and ball.
The joint committee on arrange
ments is composed as follows:
St. Paul Lodge U. J. uearie, a.
D. Haesing, II. Ton Koeckritz, .
W. Weisler. H. W. Smythe.
Metropolitan Lodge Lee Pfan, S.
L. Allars, Ed Wagner. M. H. Sexton
and W. E. Ivins.
Coal Vallky, Feb. 4. Mining
operations are slack owing to the un
The roads are in bad condition. .
George Somerson has opened an
other saloon at bnerrara.
The King's Daughters held their
monthly meeting at the residence of
J. J. Pryce.
Twenty-eight persons without
homes or money were lodged and fed
by the village during January.
The Christian tnaeavor society's
union meeting Sunday evening was
well attended despite the bad roads.
which prevented a number from
Beulah in coming. The meeting was
a very interesting one.
Several of tne scon county su
pervisors visited tne poor larni
Thursday to ascertain the manner of
conducting such an institution. They
were favorably impressed with the
building and management.
The Coiona Protective association
had a meeting at Krapp's hall Satur
day. Nothing of importance came
before tne body except tne an
nouncement of a deficit in the treas
ury, which was reimbursed by t
25-cent assessment on each mem
Feb. 1 Edgar Humphrey to com
missioner of highway oi i;oraova
township, tract by metes and bounds.
swl 5, 20, Ze, f Zli.63.
3 Chester Lillibridge to S. W
Bowser, tract by metes and bounds,
6, 16, 5w, 1155.
J. C. Bisant to August bwanson
tract by metes and bounds, nel 6, 17
Henry Armstrong to C. G. Walther,
part swl sel 33, 19, ze, f l.
K. u. Ltscn to state oi Illinois
tracts by metes and bounds sw 29
18, le. f0O. ' " "H '
K. R. Bemiss to R. G. Letsch, tract
by metes and bounds swl 29, 18, le
Andrew Letsch to K. C Letsch
tract by meets and bounds sw 29
18, le, f 10.
Daniel McNeal to state of Illinois,
tract by metes and bounds swl 19
18, le, fll.uso.
John E. Babcock by heirs to state
of Illinois, nw 29, 18, le, w 93 acres
nel 29. 18, le, $24,100.
W. E. Stevens to state of Illinois,
26 acres in Henry McNeal's sub div
sei 19, l, le, n$ net so, 18, le,
Licensed to wad.
5 Elmer Fowler, Miss Effie Gable
August Newquist, Miss Hilma Gns
Hoy t's "A Texas Steer" is to be
seen at the Burtis next Friday even
ing witn an excellent company
neaaea ny xim juurpny.
"ine widow Jones" will be the at
traction at the Burtis next Saturday
evening. A thoroughly up-to-date
snow is promised.
ne sireeter-Vincent company
opens an 8-night engagement at Har
pers theatre next Sunday evening.
Ton Can Believes
The testimonials published in behalf
oi nooa s sarsaparuia. They are
written by honest people, who have
actually found in their own expert
ence that Hood's Sarsaparilla purifies
tne oioou, creates an appetite,
strengthens the system and abso
lutely and permanently cares all dis
eases caused by impure or deficient
Hood's Pills for the liver and
bowels, act promptly, easily and
u you nave dull and heavy pat
across ioreneaa ana about the eves
if the nostrils are frequently stopped
up and followed by a disagreeable
discharge; if soreness in the nose and
bleeding from the nostrils is often
experienced; if you are very sensitive
to coia in tne neaa accompanied with
neauacne; then you may be sure yon
nave catarrh, and should (immedi
ately) resort to tiy s Cream Balm
lor a cure, lne remedy will give
instant reiiei. -
Statistics show that thousands
infants and children yearly die
membranous croup. YVe do not ex
aggerate when we state that every
one of those innocents could have
been saved had Foley's Honey and
Tar been given them in time. Can
yon afford to be without it in your
household.' or sale at M. F. Bahn
sen's drag store.
BEAD THE LOVELY BfAUHCOCBT."
Children Cry for
Lives of rich men oft remits as
We can sitae oar pile siaw tisw,
- And by sdertirlM Urtjotj
Is tne way to get in Use.
Hard coal at McKown's.
The Lovely liallricourt" next.
The best broom Lee's Little Gem.
O. L. Bruner. of Taylor Ridge, was
in the city yesterday.
Watch for the opening chapters of
The Lovely Mslincourt."
Mrs. Mary H. Wadsworlh is visit
ing relatives at Indianapolis, Ind.
Twin-City club dance at Roche's
hall every Saturday night 25 cents.
Misses Hattie Schroeder and Grace
Halev left for Chicago this afternoon
on a short visit.
Mrs. P. B. Grafton is here from
Pack wood. Iowa, on a visit to her
son. Rev. T. W. Grafton, and wife.
The stage of water at the Rock
Island bridge this morning was 1:90
and stationary : the temperature 32.
Elmer Fowler and Miss Efiie Gable
were pronounced one by Magistrate
Schroeder yesterday afternoon. The
happy couple are from Grandview,
T. D. Eagal will serve an opening
lunch Saturday evening at his new
saloon, corner Second avenue and
Twentieth street, and would be
pleased to meet all his friends.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Warner have
been called to Rockford by the criti
cal illness of the latter's aired father.
who is suffering a paralytic stroke,
from the effects of which it is feared
he cannot recover.
Articles incorporating the East
Moiine Tool company have been filed
in the circuit clerk's omce. The
capital stock of the company is
placed at f75,000. divided into 750
shares. Albert May, A. W. Shir
ring, E. B. Kries and W. N. Packer
compose the board of directors.
The Epworth league of the First
M. E. church will hold its regular
monthly business meeting and social
Friday evening in the Sunday school
room. The program will be m com
memoration of St. Valentine's day.
All have a cordial invitation to at
tend. Business meeting at 7:30,
program at 8 o'clock.
A 2-story cold storage building is
being erected by H. Tremann's Sons
at the rear of their meat market on
Seventeenth street. The structure
is to be of brick with Portage sand
stone trimmings, andjwill afford quite
an improvement to the street. C. J.
vv. hehreiner has the contract. The
building will cost about $3,000.
From over in the east end of Rock
Island county comes the news to
The Akgis that there abides in the
neighborhood of Coal Valley a rural
genius who mav yet enjoy distinc
tion in the electrical world wath
Edison and Tcsla, in the person of
Frank C. Killing, who has already
made numerous inventions ana who
is a devoted student to the myster
ies of electrical science.
At the -evangelistic services this
evening at the United Presbyterian
church, Mr. Bell will preach on the
subject, "Look aad Live." The at
tendance last night was large and
several ministers were present Mr.
McNary. the singer, sang a solo with
good effect. "To Thee, O, Lord." He
will sing a solo again this evening.
The meetings begin at 7:30 sharp.
naeklen's Arnica fairs
The best salve in the world for
cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt
rhenm, fever sores, tetter, chapped
hands, chilblains, corns and all skin
eruptions, and positively cures I
piles or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give perlect satisfaction, or
money reinnded. trice 25 cents per
dox. J! or sale or Marts a Ullemever.
Should know that Foley's Honey and
Tar is absolutely the best remedy for
all diseases of the throat, chest or
lungs. Dealers are authorized to
guarantee it to give satisfaction in
all cases. 50 cents. For sale at M.
F. Babnsen's drug store.
READ "TUBS LOVELY H1UXCOCBT."
la T0JZ. BCAOTT aai
ZITHERS, and .
(Job C Barnes at C..
sieergnallrd by an other Amrtt-
e&n insirumraia. in riee
of a nv strictly tiijrri -grade fnstru
mrnu. in avium. Send fat
D. ROT BOWLBT,
if 7 s
of r But Ue Sold 1
lixv ixia fife J&J
TFie coming Artist 'Who knows jenougU
topainf "a popularsubject.
The largest piece of jjooci
tobacco ever sold for 10 cem5
The '5 cent piece is nearly as
terge as you ,get of other
high grades for 10 cento
See the New Spring
1 714 Second Avenue.
s axa. a a M
1 ft rfFn.
mm. 11 LatTiBir
THE PLACE TO BUY
Room Mouldings, Pictures, Picture
Frames and Window Shades is at the
Adams Wall Paper Company,
yyhB h locates la taalsseUaaaf Oeagta traeaiaiis ay the
UOZOIGTTI waica ) tke oaW sirect tfcmert rests W the ourfta! sf tne ca
tar at Tilioa wit las Tifioa Xerta Essienbaiiin.4 tor a
CJdJW " 'rem St.
' 1 or wmvmn
to Tift. Tb sectMa
fJoS a sajpsnn aoinscaa he nfaaarst far
6. A. MACDOKALD.
ant aroJaces las crops of Cora. Osto. Ere- Berter. Cetton. Sugar Cane. Saast ens Irish
jess.s4 s reaersl variety ot TraetMes. Tae rliaim Is aiuTana hssllhfsL Leo col m. e.t r
JessssaeMSaJSSaeJssn c ;eaj
Iron don't nave to
stew around to y.c t
them ready. Oj at
the can and yon' II
nd them moit, g
fresh and tell h-
able. Tbey'redtli. t
cioua either hot cr I
area ss for snosae sat b ..J J
VAN CsSP MCKINO CO., $
310. 312 and 314 Twentieth " re t
I ants. Catenae, Indlacasolta. Dstrstt, Oev- ..cd ;,
il. Iv Ui
wu wiia tij vee canDM m asaot at . rbrllUI
ta wak thai coloajr Is tocatsd ass I
tmc ORjcAT rmirr belt or tnc south.
rev In K are locate tat huflart peach arcaaris la tea awrM. srt, TV.r.,
Apples. Oranes aad Mlne A a.n r t. 1
feasi 0S at $Mlsar sera, aa unseal
W. L. GLESSSS2.