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Bin! be Sold Daring (he Next
We will close out the above named amount of
Regardless of Cost.
We are overstocked, and must sell the goods
now while they are in season, to make room
for new Fall and Winter Goods.
Everything Marked Away Down.
During this sale we are
Cutting Prices to Pieces
Regardless of cost. Fine quality goods are
reduced to prices on a level with the regular
prices of inferior goods A visit to our store
will convince anyone that our reductions are
far greater than ever offered before.
217 and West Second St., Davenport.
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car be seen i
C. H. FARGO it CO.'s Grand Display
of a New Make of
Now on Exhibition.
WRIGHT & BARBER
1704 Second Ave.
Of the one who can show you the larg
est and latest productions, which is at
ADAMS.' Cool shoes for warm
Dry Goods CO.
BELOW THE WAVES
Mabel Thompson's BMy Still
In the River.
8EAB0HIEG PABTY GIVES UP.
re of the Ctrcamataneae at the I'm
forteaate'4 TriK Aet Which It la Now
Evident Mb Mm Been CHtoapUttaf
STeml Dafe The Mother' Htory.
Mabel Thompson'! body still re
matna in the depths of the Missis
si ppi . into which she threw herself
from the ferry yesterday afternoon.
The river was dragged for considera
ble distance below where the anicide
occurred, but without success, and
the sdarch wss abandoned in the even
ing. It is suppobed the body has
been carried down stream and will
not be recovered until the water
gives np its dead.
The unfortunate woman was the
only remaining daughter of Capt.
and Mrs Orrin J. Thompson and last
month had attained her 20th year.
Once a bright and pretty girl it
was her misfortune to chose
the wayward path in life. It
is evident that she had con
templated self destruction for some
days. She was subject to spells of
despondency, more so recently than
before. At least such is the theory
of Mrs. Thompson, who was seen in
her apartments above Sauermann's
harness shop on the east side of
Market rquare. The parents are
overcome with grief over their
-It matters not what she was to
others," said Mrs. Thompson, be
tween sobs. '-She was as dear to us
as a child could be to parents.
Mable was always good to me; she
helped me around the house and was
the one comfort of my home. She
was out buggy riding with a friend
yesterday morning. After dinner
it was about 1 o'clock she said she
had an engagement to visit the
Tower with, some man. She left and
the last words I said to her was that
she come home before dark. This
she promised to do and left in a
Talks About Suiciding-.
"But now I recall a conversation
he had with me Monday about some
woman who committed suicide by
jumping from the ferry boat several
years ago. And I believe she was
thinking about killing herself then.
But I had no reason to suspect that
such was the case. We talked about
the matter quite a while. Mabel
said she thought drowning was an
easy death, but that If she was going
to commit suicide she would jump
from the back platform of the boat
and not from the top as the other
woman did. It was not her habit to
talk in this way, but it seems she be
came despondent at times here of
late. Before talking of the suicide
question ahe had been crjing over
how hard it was to get along in this
world. But I consoled her and did
all I could to brighten her up.
But, oh!" and Mrs.' Thompson be
came hysterical. "I did not think
that the child meant to kill herself.
If I had onlv believnil ilrnn I !
a few nights ago I would have
waicnc'i me cniiil. 1 dreamt that
poor Mabel had died and was buried
without my seeing he. Oh, it was a
warning and how true it has come."
There are expressions of sympathy
from all sides for the parents of the
deceased, and it seems this last act
is the tragic climax to a feries of
misfortunes with which it has been
their lot to contend.
Where lumlee Stone Come From,
Wo ffn he:ir it remarked, and par
ticularly ufttT tlwrrnptton of a Yo!mnf
thut pniniro htono oupht to bo plentiful
mid clseap, as quantiti. Rmust have, boon
ejected during tho volcanic disturbance.
As n matter zi fact, however, r.one of
the white Motto in penrral use is obtained
from active volcanoes. It comes from
the deposits of tho article discovered in
one or two quarters of tho plobe, the
W-st f which is at present to be fonnd
in the island of Lipari. situated in the
Tyrrhenian sea. Tiie island is moun
tainous in character and consists of
tuffs and lavas, and of highly silicenns
volcanic products. The district w here
the stono is found is called Campo
Dlanco or Monte IVtalo, 1,500 fvrt
above the level of the sea.
After riding a considerable distance,
partly along precipitons paths snfticient
iy dangerous to be interesting and partly
through vineyards and over grassy
plains, one almost comes suddenly upon
a trcmhifriy snow clad valley, inclosed
by hills, ab-o quite white, and the whole
plaringly bright on a snnny day. Into
those hills workmen are unceasingly
digging deep burrows, working within
by candlelight In their excavations
they rome across many lumps of pumice
stone, which am placed iu baskets, sub
sequently being conveyed along the val
ley to the seashore, whero small boats
are loaded and sail to tho seajxirt near
by, where tho stono is sorted, packed
and shipped to distant parts cither ly
way of Mi ssina or Leghorn. Popular
Old people who require medicine
to regulate the bowels and Liilnera
will find the true remedy in Electric
Hitters. This medicine does not
stimulate, and contains no whisk v
nor other intoxicant, but arte
tonic and alterative. It acta mildly
on the stomach and bowels, adding
strength and frivinc tone tn th r.
gans. thereby aiding nature in the
loruianue 01 vac functions, x.lec
Lrie. Hittere en mmIIahI
- w a.w.m e?iJ;L,&vi
and aids direation. Old nonnU find
it just exactly what they need. Price
50 cents per bottle at Harts & TJUe-
meyer'a drug store.
MUSINGS ABOUT MILAN.
The Tillage Council Moete Town Toplea
f General Iotervet.
Milas(, July 7. The village coun
cil met in regular monthly session
Monday evening with Trustees Gan
non, Brown; Benn, Walker, White
and Brandenburg-present and Presi
dent Thacher presiding. Clerk
Smith read the minutes of the last
meeting, which on motion were ap
proved. The treasurer's report was
received and placed on file. - The
constable' report showed three ar
rests and one meal furnished. The
chairman of the fire and water com
mittee reported , the purchase of a
new cart for the hose recently
purchased. The appropriations
were then made as follows:
Street and alley .vo
Fire and water
Officer .and salary bmi
A number of bills amounting to
about 200 were then allowed. This
was followed by a short talk by W.
H. Holmes in behalf of the people of
Sherman street. It seems the peo
ple are taxed for water and the
pipe does not run near their prop
erty at all. What Mr. Holme
wanted was to have the S561 which
was charged to them taken off and
placed to the credit of the property
holders who hal high assessments
and the benefit of the water. The
council did not come to an agree
ment. A rebate of 11 per cent will
be given to all who have paid their
assessments this and last year. The
finance committee was authorized to
settle the notes of the old canning
company deficiency. The treasurer
reported that there would be $2,176
due July 16 on the second install
ment of the water works assessment.
The trustees then talked of various
matters, among which was the plac
ing of water in the town hall from
the mains, but no action was taken.
N. P. Nelson and Myra E. Moore
were married at Griffin, 111., July 4
by Itev. W. Pinkney at the home" of
the bride's , parents. Both, of the
young people are well and favorably
James GriOin is the champion
fisherman of this county. This sea
son he has landed three catfish, none
weighing less than 30 pounds, and
one last Friday which he caught
weighed 40 pounds.
Mrs. Olive Young and Mrs. Sarah
Larson, of llarlen, Iowa, returned
home Tuesday after visiting the past
three weeks with Mr. and Mrs. John
McConnell. of Black Hawk, and
Andrew McConnell, of Bowling.
George McMichael, of Cheyenne
Wells, Col., came home to visit his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Mc
Michael, last Sunday after an ab
sence of eig&t years. His wife and
children have been here for tome
time, and they return home together.
F. S. Hunter, of Boston, who was
formerly with the United States en
gineer ofiice at Milan, is visiting
relatives and friends here. Mr. Hun
ter is plan clerk in the assessor's
otHcc at Boston, and after a short
visit, Mrs. Hunter and children,
who have been here for some time,
will return home with him.
David Walsh and son, who own a
coal bank half a mile southeast of
Milan, have just completed tO sink
ing of a double shaft to a depth of
55 feet and the coal averages 31 feet
all through the vein. Mr. Walsh is
an old miner and was among those
who had the "gold fever" in '49 and
went to California. '
Five men from the east line quar
ter boat 9, which is stationed at hock
37 for the purpose of putting a dam
across Rock river, got it into their
heads to celebrate the Fourth in
Mil an. They started by getting out
sidu of a tank of booze and were
painting the town red when the mar
shal arrested the quintet and put
them in the west line quarter jail I
at Milan. Three of the men were
put in one cell and two in another,
and they had not been confined long
before they realized they were not
on their boat, and the three men
took the bedstead and smashed their
cell door open and walked out. Tbey
started for Lock 37 but came bark
and were promptly recaptured
and placed in jail with a guard ovea
them. Monday morning 'Squire
Brown fined the ring leader of the
gang 50. another 25. two others
$3 and costs and one $5. They had
no money, so they were put to work
Tuesday morning cleaning the jail
and pounding rock. They did away
with a number of blankets which
were on the beds and then asked for
new blankets, which were refused.
and now fbey keep the neighborhood
tn an uproar witu their noise. The
jail is a frail ttructure and should be
rebuilt upon the town lot whero the
city pond is .located. -
Tlilnfc It Over.
Have you ever heard of a medicine
with such a record of cures as Hood's
Sarsaparilla Don't you know that
Hood's Sarsaparilla, the One True
Blood Purifier, has proved, over and
over again, that it has power to cure
even alter an other remedies fail?
If you have impure blood you may
take Hood's Sarsaparilla with tho
utmost confidence that it wi 1 do
Hood'e Pills assist digestion. 25
Bhewuaatleni Cured la a Itar.
"Mystic Care" for rheumatism
and neuralgia cures in 1 to 3 days.
Its action upon the system is re
markable and mysterious. It re
moves at once the cause, and the
disease immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly relieves. 75 cents.
Sold by Otto Grot jan, druggist. Bock
Island, and Gust Schlegel A Son, 220
Wst Second street, Davenport.
JOTTINGS FROM JOSLIN.
Bntertalnlac , Baden mt Vawa
ZM aad Vletatty.
Josinr, Jnly 7. F. B. Hnbbart,
brother of C. M. Habbart. .dropped
down from Fulton Friday last on the
early morning train.
F. E. Crompton. Jr., and Paul
Sawyer, and two yoong ladles, dined
with Mr. and Mr;. Harry Long Safe
Mr. and - Mrs. Robert Whiteside
a- d family, of Janesvilla, Wis , are
visiting with friends and relative in
Holland Whiteside, son of William
Whitetide of Moline , is afflicted with
a raenral'le affection. Dr.'Brnner,
of Port Byron, was called In.
Mrs. Charlet Bathbnn and family,
of Davenport, have been visiting
several days with friends. Mr. Bath
ban joined them on the Fourth.
Misses Clara and Myrtle Heald, of
Davenport, have been visiting sev
eral days with their parents, who
owa a farm near Joslin. Tbey staid
over the "Fourth.
Freight train 39 broke down Tues
day morning by twisting a piston.
The engine was delayed ot Joslin
and was finally replaced by another
engine from Barstow.
Some of our citizens enjoyed the
Fourth by dining together, and quite
a number went o Cordova. The
music, singing and speechmsking are
spoken of as being excellent.
Mr. and Mrs. Bichard Clark and
children, of Kock Island, drove np
by conveyance on the 3d and
staid over the Fourth visiting with
the Wakes, H annas, Whltesidcs and
Donbars. They returned on the 5th.
At about 1:40 p. m. on the Fourth
the railway depot roof was discov
ered to be on fire by F. J. White
side. It was thtn thought it was too
late to save the building. However,
F. J. Whiteside, W. II. Whiteside
and J. Whiteside, with C. M. Hnb
bart, formed a bucket brigade, while
Mrs. W. H. Whiteside worked hero
ically at the pump, and sure enough
they conquered the fierv elements.
It is not definitely known ' what
started the fire, but it is supposed to
have been caused bv firecrackers.
It was a fortunate circumstance that
F. J.- Whiteside had put down a
driven pump within a couple of rods
of the depot. I hope I shall not be
considered impertinent in suggest
ing mat Mrs. w. 11. Whiteside re
ccive a free railway pass for the bal
ance C'i me year.
''Mcltum in Parvo.
PORT BYRON POINTS.
Information of a, Oraeral Mature From
the Upper End.
Pout Br box, Jnly 7. Rev. R. W.
Newlands departed this morning on
his foreign trip.
James Swisher is on a visit to his
old home in Pennsylvania.
' Mrs. Murphy, of Rock Island, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. C. Belcher.
Prof. E. T. Harper and wife, of
Chicago, are visiting his parents
Miss Blanche Swingley returned
last Thursday to her home in Chi
cago. " 1
John Schafcr, Jr.,. has gone to Chi
cago to attend the democratic con
vention. George Hutchinson and family, of
Molino, visited over Snnday with
relatives in town.
C. C. Coyne was in Moline last
night to install officers in the K. of
P. lodge of that city.
Miss Clara Zollinger has gone to
Carlyle. Pa . to visit with her aont.
Miss Mary Zollinger.
. Mrs. Devoe and Mrs. j. W. Simon
son depart tomorrow for Bay View,
Mi-h.. for the heated term.
We are in the midst of the black
berry harvest at present. The crop
is abundant and of excellent quality.
Miss Bertha Rogers starts this
week for an extended visit with
friends in Columbus. Circleville and
other points in Ohio.
The glorious Fourth passed off
very quietly here; quite a number at
tended the celebration at Cordova.
Some went to Clinton and the mem
bers of the Swedish Lutheran society
had a very nice time picnicin" in
Ashdown's grove. There were some
very line displays of fireworks in the
All en the OnUlde.
Speaking of libraries remimTsmo of a
story I heard c f a certain rich man win:
did Imild himself a new mansion, and
Wishing to set np a hnokrcom there he
simply went to a real library, put down
the names of the volumes and had them
painted on boards that assimilated a
"Oh. it doesn't matter," he said.
"Vou see, folks will never read em, an
they look jnst as well. "
The man who told me this story point
ed to a couple of meaningless married
"They are jast like- Mr. ' If.
brary.' he said. And they were. New
The Education Controversy.
Teacher Now, Patsy, would it bo
proper to say, "Von can't learn me
Patsy 'Cause ycr can't Pick Me
fcMklea'a Anion awlva
The best salve is the world for
dots, braises, sores, alcera. salt
rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped
hands, chilblains, corns and all skin
eruptions, and noeitiTei enraa
piles or no pay reqnired. It Is gnar-
umsn w give paneei satisiacuoa, or
m mey refunded. Prion M eeats per
b ix. for sale by Harts 4k Cllemeyer.
THI AbQCB daUwamd emrw m.
ing at your door at lOo a week.
(f WHY NOT BUY"
AT WHOLESALE PRICES?
WE ARE GOING OUT
AND SEE THE GREAT
Pretty bed room sets 13 each.
Very large' sideboards quart er
tawed oak and polish finished,
large French-plat mirrors: great
bargains at 15.
Rice sideboards as low as $10.
Birch combination bookcase and
writing desk $16; oak at 10.
Ladies writing desk, very pret
ty, as low as 95.
Nice large bookcases at 15.25.
Fine hall racks, quarter-sawed,
polish finished oak, large French
Fine china closets at 99 eaoh.
Bird's-eye maple center tables at
Matting at 10c a yard fend up.
W. S. HOLBROOK,
103, 105, 107 East Second street, - - DAVENPORT
tREE Witu Every $1 Purchase
This is our opening week. We are
giving away free with every $1 purchase
a beautiful souvenir, same as are on
display in our show window.
?07 Twentieth street
We will continue to make the best Red and Black
Rubber plates for $6 and $8. Then the price will
be raised; but we will always make
Gold Crowns, 22 K, for - - $5
Bridge work and Teeth without plates 5
6old Filling, ; . ... . jlTXp
Silver Filling, - - 50c np
plates are made by us. We
bridge workmen ever in Davenport. All men have had from
10 to 15 years experience. All work guaranteed for ten jears.
COME ASD CONSULT US FREE.
- . . ;
New York: Dental Parlors,
Die. LAUER, Proprietor.
115 East Third street, - - Davenport. Ia
THE PLACE TO BUY
Room Mouldings, Pictures, Picture
Frames and Window Shades is at the
OF BUSINESS. COME
BARGAINS WE HAVE.
Best all wool Carpets, ftCo par
All wool remnants. 40c per
heavy halt wool Carpets,
90e per yard.
A few pieces of Body Brussels
left at 85c; Roxbnry Tapestry Car
pets at 65c
Good Tapestry Carpets, at 50c
Tapestry Poitiers at low as 9.98
Best Opaque shading by the yard
la all widths very cheap to close
All wool ingrain rags, large line
ot French Wilton, Moquet and
Smyrna rags very low.
We close at 6:30 except
Wednesday ami Satn rd s y
We guarantee a positively
painless extraction with our
celebrated local antithetic ap
plied to the gums no gas,
ether, chloroform, and no
danger for 50c, and free when
have the best operators and
31a and 314 Twentieth street