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THE AErUS, WEDNESDAY, APBIL 19, 1899.
Ex orator's Notice.
Fitaie of Julia Coiken. deceased.
m muimlinu buTinc neen armointed fT- '
ecmrix of tbe lnt will od us-tunw-nt of Jul'- :
Cocen. late "t- Uie countf of Kock Island,
tte of IlUnow. deceived, hereby rive nonce ;
that Hhe will appear before the county i
court of Hock Island count jr. at tbe eountr
court room, in toe citj of Kock Island, at tbe
June term, on tbe Urst Monday in J"oe
nemt- at which time all person bavins I
elaiam atralnst said estate are Bounty
recuted to attend, for tbe purpose of Bav
in? theisaie adjusted. .
U Demons Indebted to said estate are re
quested to make immediate payment to tbe
Lteted tills 17th day of A pril. A. I. 1
Jul. I A Omki.v Executrix.
Notice of I'olilleatlon In Chancery.
S'ate of Illinois. I
nx-k Island County, t
In tbe circuit court of fcaid county. To tbe
May term, ".'J. lu chancery.
Ma-v Scsiddon v John SuUlcn.
ASidivvitof tu" non-re-joVnoe or the above
named defendant. Jolin H.-adil-n. havinp been
bled in the circuit court of said county, nonce
i therefore berebv riven to the aid non
resident defendant that the complainant lili-d
ber bill of complaint in aid court, on the
cnaneery hide thereof. o tbe 3lt day of
March. A. I IW. a'd that theeupn a xum
mons tvsued out f mid couu wherein said
Hint Is now pcndin:.'. rcturnaMe on the iirst
Monday in the month of May nen. a 1 by
law -eijuired. Now, uiiIcmh you. tbe said iion
res'de'.t defei.ilaut mImivc named Kball Jicr
Honally be arid appear liefore Kaid circuit court,
on the hrt day of the next term i hereof,
to l l.olden at Hock Inland in and for
the Bid eouuiv. on the first Monday In
May next, anil plead, answer or demur
to- the said eoinlaiiiaiit'B bill of complaint,
i he name and the matter and tbinir therein
,-. rvr,.i hikI sLaLed vv ill lie taken a.t con fervid.
and a decree entered agaiu&l you according to
tbe prayer 01 aiu bill.
;. c W. CAvm.K. ( lerk.
Bock Island. Illinois. March 31. A. I. iwj
U. K. Ckameb, Coniila.nanl' Solicitor.
Sweeney Sl Walker. Solicitors.
State of Illinois.
ICock Island County. I
Foreclosure. Ucncral No. 4&.
In the Circuit Court. To the May term A. D.
lilack Hawk HomeMead Uu ldinir. Loan a-d
t-ai-ins AwwH-iatioii vs. l'err V. Weaver
linjr Martha J. Wmvcilini:. Thomas Smart.
Annie Itailey. Alice K loben. Allen l. t;o
len. Josepb IJol.cn. William Goben. Edward
Uolien. Annie ;olen. Ma'irie Colburn.
To the almve named defendants. Thomas
Smart at,d Flwrd Ool.eu and each of tbeui:
AnWLvIt that vou. the said Thomas Fm irt.
are a non-resident of the si .teof Minois. aod
that vo'i. the s iid M aril Coin-", have ifone
outcf the state or llli'ois, n-t tht Mimnions
cannot he strvisl ui.u vou. b ivintr b en lilel
In the oill-e of the clerk f the Cir uit Court
of s-ih1 I:im-U Inland county. Illinois, notice Is
hereby mwen to vou and ench of you. tiat the
aliove named iplai'.tauj hasboelofore tiled
in aai-1 court, iisbulof complaint atniostyouon
tbe chancery sule of .id court, and Ih .t the
said cans- is still peiidin therein a-d undeter
niiued a'.d that sail cause has be n coutiniieil
fur service ur f! the n-x May term of said
eo. rt to beuii md ImlJen at th court luiisc
In the city of Kock Island, in said county and
sta'e benintiiiiif on I he lirst i.m1ay in May A.
I iiM. at whi b lim.eand place you will ap
pear. pled. iiseror demur to said Llll of
complaint if you ce tit.
I ated at rtiwk lsiar,d. Illinois, th's 31slday of
Mrcb A. D. IfM
c.fj'W.k W. GAnm.E, Clerk.
Sweeney A wi.kem.
tollv,ltors Tor C.mplalranU.
Stute of Illinois. I
Rock island county.
In tbe circuit court or sa!d county, to the
May term. A. U.
Carl J. Mueller vs. William Feriruson. Simon
Lcxter. Jessie A. Iiextcr. I.ucy A. Matlock.
Maria C. Uutton, Carrie Cumiinfa, George
AOldavit of non-rcsldcnce of Maria C. Put
ton. Car ic Cummin.- and Ceortie Matlock.
Ocfendants in the ulvc entitled cause, havinx
been tiled in tr.e clerk sortlcc io the circuit court
of said county, tot lee Is hereby triven to the
said non-resident defendants thai the com-
r.iainant liled his bill of complaint in silj
court, on the chancery side thereof, on the
Inih day of Ma eh, A. I. I"w. and i bat thereupon
m fummons was issued out of said court,
wherein said suit Is bow pending, returnable
ti the first Monday in tbe month of May
n.tt mm 1M htr law reilllired.
Now uuless vou. the said non-resident de
fendants above aimed, shall personally
be and appear before said circuit court
on the tlrst day of the next term thereof, to
be holden at hock Island In and for the
aid county on the llrst Monday In May
next and plead, answer or demur to
the said complainant's bill of con-plaint, the
same and the matters and t hint's therein
cbanfed and stated will be taken as confessed,
and the decree entered against you according
to the prayer of said bill.
c M.tc W. CAMBt.ie. Clerk.
Rock Island. Illinois March is isn-j.
Mi Kwihy &. Ml'F.KIHY.
Compainaut s Solicitors.
The only Cement that la not effected
by heat or moisture.
- Otto ttrotjan. loOI Seenil Ave.
A J. KiM. '-'-.'J'J Fourth Arc.
J. M. Keim. 7th Ave. ami 38th St
Otto Kudert. oth Ave. and Elm St
Rock Island Steam Iinnn.Irj
BAUEIISFELD & SEXTOS J 1814 TLird Ave. Telephone 1293.
Jons 11. PAKIDOX.
Shop 119 Seventeenth St.
Cleaiitiiicss in Air-tiht fans.
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iiFt-T-'K Ullll ll ttlf.l. WIN'
voi ii LiEAitr and turn
f-'or Kale ry All Cn-to-Dato lealera.
- THOMSON & TAYLOR SPICE CO, -
m-1 CI HWrtVlW.
Al'lilL . . .
photos of Rabies
All Work Guaranteed.
C. E. SMITH,
Opposite Harper House, Second Ave.
Tom A. Marshall
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TCLEPnoH? me rouon'N6
Al sl... 111.
(oluialus Jr., Iowa.
lie.4 Monies, Town.
lal. -l.i.i.r. 111.
4iil hri-l, lu.
Jn , IU.
I et'liure. Iowa.
?lu-tra ui-, l-vii.
Mu i'lt-a.-.a:it, Iowa.
forwi smI, 111.
i-w luiston. 111.
New Av hill r. III.
urth IlHuilt-rt-ou, IU.
l irt l:jron. 111.
lTnirie City, IU.
1 is riii, IU.
l esiu, Jil.
l lis ll;.llin, IU.
lus-k I-lnul, III.
Jt. jil. .M., IU.
Kvyuii I'reeli, III.
St. AUiCUStUJU, IU.
Kealou, 1 1.
Shi rrai-.l, III.
v'nluut Urivt 111.
We: t l.ilK-riy. Iowa.
Vati-!- tilv, IU.
FIRE-BUGS! $200 REWARD.
The premium payers of the state are main
taining m fund by popular subscription from
w hicQ U o'crcd a
Reward of $200
My the uneJendjraed association for the arrest
and conviction of any incendiary in any of she
PROPERTY OWNERS FIRK ASSOCIATION
Kock Island. I1L
Beauty Is Uppermost
Is the work of the Rock Island
Steam Laundry. By modern
methods and careful and skilled
. help their laundry work is the best
that is turned out in this vicinity.
Their services is prompt and pa
trons are treated with courtesy.
BXSiBT A. PARIIK)"
A TALK ON ASBESTUS
SOME LIGHT UPON HOW LONG IT HAS
BEEN IN USE.
A Man With m. Mine of Information
' A iton Ishcs Another W'lio Kaw All
About tbe Mineral, bat Who Would
Jfot Take a Tempting; Det.
An elderly man, with a gray mns
tache. looked np from a plate of spa
ghetti which he was eating in a restan
rant and spoke to threo others:
"Say." he said, "what do you people
know ahout aabestns?"
Two of hia companions preserved a
modest silence, bnt the third, who was
a little man, spoke np:
"I know all abont ashestns," he said.
"Do, eh?" queried the man with the
spaghetti on hid plate. "Then how
long's it been in use?"
"Well." said the little man. hesitat
ingly, "p'raiw 30 years."
"You're away off. Of course yon
didn't know that Charlemagne had an
"Well." said the eldorly man,
"Charlemagne was king of the Franks
unil emperor of the Romans about 1,100
yeara ago. lie was a great fighter and
owned un asbestus tablecloth."
Don't believe it." said the little
man. "I never nearu or a-sot-Mtus until
"Well, Charlemagne had the cloth
all right," said the elderly man. "He
need to astonish his friends from the
interior by throwing tho tablocloth
into tho fire after dinner, and of courso
it didn't burn. Aslx-stns became quite
fashionable after that for towels and
napkins. It saved laundry bills. All a
man's wife had to do was to throw the
week's wash into tho stove und it came
out as clean as chalk. "
"Hay," said the little man. incred
ulously, "do you think you can string
me like that?"
It's so, " declared the elderly man.
"But of course yon never heard that
nenjamin Franklin had an asbestus
No. Ilad he?" asked the little man.
with a Mioer.
Of course he had. He took it over
to England with him and sold it to a
man in liloomsbnry, Loudon, for a big
I snpposo, " said the little man.
with a wink, "that the Englishman
was a friend of yours, ana yon Know
Xo," replied tho first man, "I
never saw bun. but lie was called fair
Hans Sloaue. and ho had a museum."
"Dime museum?" grinned tho little
"Not a bit of 'it, " smiled the eldeily
man good natureilly. "it was a euro
enough museum, and as a matter of
fact it constituted the nucleus of the
British museum. I dare say that Ben
jamin Franklin's asbestus purse is there
The little man looked a little crest
fallen, but the elderly man consoled
"Don't worry," he said, "there are
ots of people besides yourself who are
hy on knowledge regarding asbestus.
It wasn't much used during recent cen
turies. In 107C an asbestus handker
chief was shown to the Royal society
as a great curiosity by Dr. Plot, who
had bought it from a traveler on his
return from China. They called it sala
mander's wool. Dr. Plot saturated tho
handkerchief with oil and threw it into
fierce charcoal fire. The oil burned
iff, but tho handkerchief remained in-
act. The fellows of the society were
much interested and were not greatly
surprised when tho price of asbestus in
Chineso Tartary was quoted at sj-400 a
Chinese ell, which isn't much more
than an English yard. It's likely that
tho price bad risen since the days of tho
neients, for those old fellows had Tug
shiM-ts of aslK-stns, which they wound
around corjwe before cremating them. "
Flint s :i long time ago, said the
ittlo man sententiously.
"v ell, continued tho elderly man,
if yon want to come down to later
years, there was a lxxik published in
London, 40 years ago, giving accounts,
among other things, of remarkable ex
periments previously made at Milan, in
Italy, by the Chevalier Aldini. who had j
usTd asbestus in the construction of a !
suit of fireproof armor. The coverings !
for arms, legs and Inxly were of heavy
cloth which had been soaked in a
strong solution of alum. The helmet,
gauntlets and stockings were of asbes
tns.. Then there was an overdress, cov
ering the body, thighs and feet, of wire
gauze, 20 meshes to the inch. With
this armor on, men stood on a big
gridiron over a blazing fire for ten min
utes and buried their heads in piles of
burning hay and shavings, but never
theless they came out unharmed. They
also handled bars of white hot iron
and did other things which seeirjed
quite miraculous. That was over 40
"Well." said the little man. "it's
hard to believe that for several hun
dreds of thousands of years the world
was so full of chumps that there wasn't
room for a man smart enough to utilize
asbestus. On the whole, I guess I'll go
"All right." returned the elderly
man. "I've got ?5,000 that says I'm
right Perhap3 your doubts are strong
enough to uphold a bet of f 10 against
Bat the little- man wouldn't bet
New York Times.
Tbe Money Tbey nrinar.
Statistics in regard to the amount of
money brought to this country by Euro
pean immigrants show that the German
is the richest with an average of
$53.50. while tbe Englishman is a close
econd, with $52. The Frenchman has
$47.25 and tho Belgian f45, while the
Irishman brings bnt f 15. the Russian
J12.50 and the Italian 10.
Probably tbe Italian takes more back
to his native land, however, than any
cf the others. New York Tribune.
FELLING BIG TREES.
Tbe Methoda br Wblrh tbe Woods
man Brinara Tbem Dovtq.
The chopper approaches the tree with
a plumb line. If the top does not lean
more than two feet in the case of a
large tree or more than four in tbe
case of a small one, he considers that
he can fell it in any direction he may
desire. He then views the ground and
selects the most promising "lay out,"
and the undercut is made exactly fac
ing it The "undercut" usually extends
about one-third through, and then tbe
tree is sa wed in from the back to meet it
When the two cuts are within six
inches of meeting, the saw is removed,
and tho tree is wedged up until the top
passes the center of gravity, when it
falls by its own weight, easily breaking
the strip of wood remaining.
Where the surface of tbe ground is
such that it is necessary for the butt
and the top to strike the ground simul
taneously, the stump is snubbed off at
tho undercut, which provides a slant
ing surface, so that the butt has no
place to rest and perforce slides to the
If the tree needs to be rolled off to
one side, half the undercut is slanted,
and a pile of chips is placed on the flat
surface of the other half. The result
never fails to manifest . tho efficacy of
this device. Again, by leaving one side
of the uncut wood between tho under
cut and the saw cut thicker than the
other, the tree may lie drawn consider
ably away from its natural course. -
Kick and Gernia.
It was formerly thought that an egg
must fie safe eating whatever the sur
roundings, since its shell covered com
pletely the part eaten, but it has now
been shown unmistakably that germs of
disease can even find their way through
an eggshelL For instance, the typhus
bacillus and the cholera bacillus have
luith been found to make their way
through an unbroken eggshell in about
10 hours and locate the'njelves in the
nutrient contents. .
This is a clear indication, therefore,
that the greatest care should bo exer
cised in the storage and handling of
egt:s. since they may thus bo made ve
hicles for most deadly ixiisons. Doubt
less tho immunity from such evils which
we enjuy in onr use of eggs as food is
due to the fact that we generally cook
them in a high temperature lieforo we
eat them and thus deal death to the
germs and safety to ourselves. Good
Recently a vonng man in New Jer
sey was treated successfully for tetanus
by the injection of serum into the
brain. That is not the method of treat
ing lockjaw out in Missouri. Several
years ago a citizen of Liberty, Mo., was
suffering from tetanus. Local physi
cians failed to relievo him, and Dr.
Wood of Kansas City, a gruff old gen
tleman, war called. Arriving at the
home of the patient he found the room
full of sympathizing neighbors. The
physician proceeded toward the sick
man and remarked, "Why in
don't you shut your .mouth?" at the
same time giving him a severe "chuck"
under the chin. The effect of the blow
caused tho mouth to close, and the
man scon recovered. Chicago Post
This word is used throughout the
Australian colonies in connection with
a coroner's inquiry. It does not figure
in any dictionary that I am aware of
not even in Professor Morris' "Austral
English." It seems distinctly jour
nalese. How does the "i" come in, for
one could understand the expression
"a coronal inquirj-?" Is it a variant of
"coroiiy -- a-J ?" Perhaps somewhat akin
to the formation of "baronial" from
"barony al. " Notes and Queries.
"Pauline, what have you dono with
"Mother. I have lost it"
"Oh, but I know where it is! I lost
it on pnrpose, to have the pleasure of
finding it! cigaro.
The value of all the gold, silver, cop-
P iron, coal and lead mined every
year in America is exceeded by the
products of the forests. Even the com-
bined wheat and cotton crop is less in
value than the forest products.
is robbed of its terrors by
the fact that the best med
ical authorities state that it
is a curable disease; and
one of the happy things
about it is, that its victims
rarely ever lose hope.
You know there arc all sorts of
secret nostrums advertised to cure
consumption. Some make aburd
claims. We enly say that if taken
in time and the laws of health are
will heal the inflammation of the
throat and lungs and nourish and
a strengthen the body so that it can
throw off the disease.
0 We have thousands of testi
monials where people claim they
m nave been permanently cured cf
oe. nd ii.m, a!l drurgists.
SCOTT BOW.VE, Chemists, New York.
FORESTS OF STONE.
Parti of tbe
Old forests are apt to get into tho
most impossible places and to turn into
the most preposterous shapes. All our
coalfields are ancient forests far under
ground, then crushed and cooked into
a hard mineral substance. The are for
ests of plants which once crew as
mighty trees, for outside of fairyland
who would ever imagine a majestic
woodland of club moss and reeds and
the little sand weed called the horsetail!
In Greenland, right under tho ice
fields, a buried forest has btsen found in
which the plants were all palms and
tropical creepers,' proving that once the
arctic regions were as hot as the Indies.
In the Wash, between the counties
of Lincoln and Norfolk, there is an old
forest under the sea, with stumps of
fallen oaks and elms still visible in
places when the tide is low. This was
all dry land in the days of tho ancient
Out in the desert of Arizona there is
a dead forest on the surface of burning
rock and drifting sand, where no-plant
save the cactus can now find any wa
ter. When the place was first discover
ed, a negro cook thought it would bo an
excellent place for camping, so he took
an ax and delivered a mighty blow
upon the fallen trunk of a big red pine.
His ax was ruined, the haft smashed
and his fingers so badly hurt that he
sat down and howled, for that tree
was changed to massive rock, which
looked as fresh as though felled but
yesterday. The whole prostrate forest
of big timber had been changed into
valuable and beautiful onyx, jasper
and agate. Chicago Tribune.
Tbe Old H'i Wonderful Care.
A good story is told among the med-
ft?al men of Cleveland, a story which
was started by the victim himself. lie
is a physician of considerable reputo.
and some time ago was called to attend
a gentleman of advanced years who
was suffering from a slight complica
tion of disorders. The doctor went to
work with a will, and presently had the
patient on the road to recovery. In
fact, two weeks from the time he took
the case he had him cured.
As he left the house, after announc
ing that further visits would be unnec
essary, tne daughter ot the restored
man accompanied mm to tne door.
"Doctor, " sho said in somewhat
tremulous tones, "I want to tell you"-
ihe doctor, wno supposed she was
anxious to express her gratitude for his
skilled attention, waved her thanks
"Don't mention it, madam," he
affably said. "We always try to do our
"lint, doctor, she persisted, "it is
something that will interest you. I feel
"Say no more, madam!" cried the
doctor, much moved by tho woman's
"It is something I must tell you,
doctor, ' ' she continued. "Please listen. "
The doctor halted with his hand on
"Yesterday," said tho woman, "I
was down town and met Mrs. Pugsley,
the Christian Scientist, and she told mo
she had been giving father 'absent
treatments' for two weeks. Isn't it just
too wonderful ?"
"Good morning!" said the doctor
dryly. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Efrptlan Danclis In VZtzy pt.
The genuino native dancing girls per
form in the little cafes that abound in
the Arabian quarter. These plac?s are
usually small and about 30 men squat
ted around the seats that lino the walls
make a full house.
Hero tho Arabs come to smoke and
drink coffeo and hear tho music, while
in the center of the cafe the dancing
girls perform. The places are filled with
the smoke of tho nargile and ciga
rettes, and tho dreamy natives who
loungo along tho walls puff everlasting
ly on, barely noticing the girls who are
weavinar and swaying in tho sinuous
undulations of the dance to the time of
a groggy tomtom and tho mellow drono
of a reed whistle. The dance is about
the same as the ono seen at tho World's
fair in Chicago, divested of most of ltd
offensive trimmings. There it was do-
signed to startle and shock and come up
to western notions of oriental depravity.
while here on its native heath it is sim
ply a dance that is as old as the coun
try itself, and to those wno nave been
accustomed to it through generations of
familiarity it is probably as tame as the
quadrille. It is only the dance prepared
for the tourist that disgusts you and
makes you think that the orient should
be raided. Chicago Record.
Our Florida, Alllajator.
An alligator is not an attractive
creature. He has not a single virtue
that can be named. He is cowardly.
treacherous, hideous. He is neither
graceful nor even respectable in appear
a nee. He is not even amusing or
grotesque in his nngainliness, for as a
brute a brute unqualified bo is al
ways so intensely real that one shrinks
from him with loathing and a laugh at
his expense while in his presence would
seem curiously out of place.
His personabty, too, is strong. Once
catch the steadfast gaze of a free, adult
alligator's wicked eyes, with their odd
vertical pupils fixed full upon your own.
and tbe significance of the expression
"evil eye." and the mysteries of snake
charming, hypnotism and hoodooism
will be readily understood, for hia bru
tish, merciless, unflinching stare is sim
ply blood chilling. L W. Blake in
Popular Science Monthly.
Plaatera and Cats.
Although court plaster is useful in
protecting small scratches or abrasions
of the skin from harm, it should not be
used over any considerable cut or wound
In process of healing. These will heal
much faster if simply covered with a
bit of soft linen held in place at the
(ends with Btrins ot surgeon's .plaster.
Of war just enik d, of
sibly of A GREATER WAR
when the affairs of the world
as3umirg new forms, the people seek quite
naturally to be INTELLIGENTLY IN
FORMED of the events as they develop in
their day and generation.
The Up-to-date Newspaper
Is the Chronicler of
We can best judge what may be by what has
been, and in making provision for keeping
ABREAST OF THE TIMES. Seek the
companion -hip of the paper that did not fail
you DURING THE LATE WAR. THE
DAILY ARGUS served its constitiency
faithfully and reliablely. Its war news was
accurate in every particu'ar and detail, and
beyond that it was prompt in laying before
its readers the stirring events as they occur
ed. Its membership in the Associated Press
ering Agency Ever
enabled it to thus acquit itself with credit and
distinction. It still PQssesses the same fa
cilities for keeping in touch with the world at
large, while its resources for covering the
LOCAL FIELD promptly and thoroughly
have not been diminisked. Have THE
ARGUS on your list of friends,
And You Will
Going on Everywhere as Soon
as Your Neighbor Does.
war existing1, and pes-
Know What Is