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THE ABGUS. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 31, 1899.
The only new base burning hard coal stove
put out in 1899 a heater from floor to the top.
Will give 100 per cent more heat from same
amount of fuel than any other base burner
made. You will say so after looking it over.
SUMMERS & WOODIN,
322 Twentieth street.
can Ijc cnjoyoil at any time
from our rich and ejuisitc
PASTKRY or FANCY BAK
Krel! & Math
have the reputation of nerv
ing the finest HOT COFFEE.
CHOCOLATE OR TEA in
their parlor, ami on
they take the lead by serv
ing the lo.st New York stock.
We prepare oysters in the
most tempting manner and
a treat on them is to he re
KRELL fi MATH,
Phono 1156. 1716-1718 Second Ave.
Call for KRELL & MATH'S
bread. Your grocer has it.
Who didn't know whether
he could play the violin or
not, Ix'cause ho had never
tried? That man was de
lightful. Ho kept his soul
alive. Ho was not a man
who would tell you he didn't
care for a good cigar when
he had never tried one. Ono
single trial will convince
vou tiiat in no other store
In the city is kept so large
an assortment of the fra
grant llavanas as at the
I,ook for tho big gold sign
over the door.
THOSE PRETTY LITTLE
Are JUST THE THXNQ.
We make them fflTtnr yoa
twelve dtScrcnt positions la
the dozen. Heller ones with
elcM. six. four, three and two
d'fTerent portions In tbe doz
en. All regularity mounted
In the latest finish, at
C. E. SMITH,
Opposite Harper House, Second At.
That Boy of
Like the illustrious Patrick Henry
would as soon le dead as to be
robbed of his liberty.
He must have liberty no mat
ter how high it comes to you.
And in the exercise of that lib
erty he is bound to wear out a
pair of shoes every well let's
say, every once in a while. No
matter how good the shoes, they
will wear out often, too.
There's only one thing to do.
Buy the best shoes you can get,
pay a fair price for them, thus
making sure of the ijuality. and
then let the boy do the rest.
We believe we have a better
stock of boys' shoes than any
other shoe store iu town. We
lelieve we own them a9 cheaply
as anyone can, and we are willing
to part with them at a small
Bring on the boys.
307 Twentieth Street.
Open Wednesday and Satur
Guarantee to Cure.
Dr. U. Branch,
CANCERS AND TUMORS
Internal or external,
without the knife.
Cures Blood Poison
and other chronic
Ollice: 14 East Seventh street, rooms
1 and 2. St. Paul, Minn.
I lead Testimony:
Mr. Matthew Young, of this vil
lage, has entirely recovered. He was
aftliete.i with cancer of the lower lip.
The cancer was removed the 1st of
ScptemlK-r bv Dr. Uriah Branch, of
St. Paul, who is a cancer specialist.
Dr. Branch did not nse a knife, but
put on a salve which drew out tbe
cancer. The principal cure was
effected bv pome internal remedy,
which Ir. Branch savs kills the can
cer germ, ami which has proven true
in Air. 1 oung case, for he was cured
in 10 days. Ni scar remains and the
cure is permanent."
lr. I'riah Branch's oflice is No. 14
East Seventh street, St. Paul.
E. B. McKOWN.
Hard and Soft Coal.
Corner Fifteenth street and First
Asthma and Hay Fever
tmrmsl rf-H which srrkr at the mnt W tK
disease, tnd eiTr fjui, k reuhv W'hv have your nigHt's
ret hrofcrn, or r.'t ip durire, the- merit to mok or
breaih tS- fumr l burmrr. prrparations. mhrn by the
are ol ASTHMAL yoo can a vend that .nnmancc ?
r'ree tTom nartmtrs and inHirioudracs.and mill arree
uh jnvfwf . Satsfc!on cuJt-mrd. iked Itoamcmd
Trade Mark on each hot tie. Take no substitute. At
all druggists. 75c per bcuir. Write our doctors about
your rM g(w".K futl parttrttlars.
THE ASTHMAL CO., Buffalo, N. Y.
Sold at IUhnMn' ilm? siXi-ir rnrnip frmth
avenue auid Twentieth strt. f!Jl f.wr &amnl
TALK OF THE PHONE.
Agitation as to the Launching
Here of an Independent
SEVERAL PBQMOTERS 05 GROUND.
What They Claim They Can do Toward
UlTioc; at Setter Service at a Reduced
Rate and the Position of the Central
Company, Which is Going Ahead With
r I ""HE telephone continues to be a
-- favored topic of public dis
cussion in Rock Island, especially
among the business people, who are
just now listening to the propositions
of outside promoters, who are anxious
to install an independent system here.
claiming they can furnish a superior
service at a rate far below the one at
present charged. The movement for
a subscribers' exchange had i ts be
ginning in the wave of dissatisfaction
that arose amontj patrons over the
service provided by the Central Lmon
Telephone company. The complaint
originated with unsatisfactory con
ditions and from these grew the de
mand, through the Rock Island Club,
for an improvement audin addition a
reDate ior lneiticient service and a
general reduction in rates which
were considered exorbitant. The
Central Union company has met the
demands of the club so far as the bet
terment of the service goes, but as to
the matter of rebates and reductions,
that is another (piestion. It is very
apparent the propositions, as a whole,
of the company, in answer to
the demands made upon it, have
not met anticipations, and the result
is the evident determination to launch
the independent movement. General
Manager M. J. Carney and State Su
perintendent H. II. Matlock, of the
Central Union, were here this
this week, andjudging from the teuor
of their remarks they have not aban
doned hope of overcoming the exist
ing disposition among their patrons
toward encouraging the formation
of a rival concern. They stated their
company would go right ahead with
its contemplated improvements here,
that Rock Island might have a serv
ice of a staudard of excellence em
bracing the best that can be produced
by the telephonic art and science.
They claim novices in the field mis
represent to those unfamiliar with the
intricacies of telephony, difficulties
that beset the supplying of this arti
cle of public utility and necessity at
the present day; that the art is still in
in its infancy and open to improve
ment and development. Mr. Carney
said he would prize no privilege
higher than to debate in the
presence 01 an intelligent audience
t he subject as it actually is, prefer
ring to have on the lloor with him
men who are coining into the com
munity and telling how economically
they can provide telephone service.
and to defend the premises assumed
by his company here, both as to the
character of the service and the ex
pense of maiqtaining it.
AS a matter of course, where aticld
" . r , .
seems open ior an inicpenueiii
movement, many promoters have
headed this way. , While Rock Island
is wise in rejecting proposals from
the old company that may not appear
on the face of them to otter any en
couragement as to the rpiestio'n of
rates and in a measure seem mislead
ing, vet the public should lie slow, too,
to bo taken in by the gush and the
aimed philosophy and wisdom of pro
moters who come here with the idea
they have a sure thing and a soft
snap. In a word. Rock Island should
not be too easily carried away we
should become "Missourians" on this
subject, and demand to be shown.
And right here it mijrht be said, the
people would prefer to hear of the vir
tues and practical advantages of the
ndejendent svstem instead of attacks
on the shortcomings of the old com
pany, with which they arc familiar.
In other words, the city should guard
against linking its interests with pro
moters of limited experience in
the telephone business.
rJ,() pursue the most intelligent
course would be ior tne telephone
users to investigate for themselves
send a committee, asMoline ha3 done,
to the places where the local com
panies are in operation, and if they
are convinced that an independent
system is for the best, they should
emr:ov engineers of known reputa-
iou and ability and experience the
best that can lie secured.
1? D. TROWBRIDGE, superintend
ent oi i ue long uisiance teiepnoue
service of the Michtgau telephone
company, the Wisconsin lelephone
:onipauy, the Northwestern lele
phone Exchange company, with head-
itiarters at Detroit. Milwaukee, and
Minneapolis, has Ihjcii cast in confer
ence with Vice President II. J. Pet
tengill. of the Erie system, relative to
be adoption of the one minute
service (tor 4 cents) on all the lines
of the Erie system in Michigan. Wis
consin, Minnesota. North and South
Dakota. Boston News Bureau.
Marcoui llieves in the possibility
of telephoning without wires and
savs the sound of an electric
park has beta heard at a distance of
Salt Lake. Utan, and Butte, Mont..
were connected oy telephone aept. I
2'.'. The line will l.e extended
throughout the northwest coast. j
G. M. Huntoon, former manager of.
the Rock Island telephone exchange, ' avenue. Rock Island; Gustave Schle
bas been appointed cashier in the gel & Son. 220 West Second street,
company's local cCice at Tcoria. 1
A PROMISING COURSE.
Lyceum of Aggutans, Encouraged
Last Year's Success, Will Try Again.
Encouraged - by the unexpectedly
brilliant success of the lyceum course
of last year, and assured of the con
tinued good will and patronage of the
people of Rock Island and Moline, the
lyceum of the Augustana college has
decided upon conducting an enter
tainment course this year also that
promises fair to excel the course of
last year, so generally successful as it
The course of this year consists of
London Glee singers, Friday,
Dilmer El Croft, leetare Monday,
Prof. T. II. Dinsmore, lecture, Mon
day. Dec. 11.
The Oxford Musical club, of Boston,
Tuesday, Jan. 23.
Dr. William II. Crawford, lecture,
Thursday, Feb. 22.
Thomas McClary, lecture, Thurs
day, March 15.
The London Glee singers have never
before visited America. They have
come across the waters crowned with
successes achieved throughout old
England and Scotland. The press of
the mother country is unanimous in
its unstinted praise of tbe genuine
merits of their famous organization
Thev have appeared no les than fou
times at the Crystal Palace in London
J heir concerts consist ot the perioral
auce of old English folk-songs, which
are acted as well as sung and are
given with all the attractive effects
of appropriate costumes. The enter
tainment is au absolute novelty. The
performers are artists and a rich mu
steal treat is assured.
Delmer E. Croft is unanimously
conceded to be a lecturer of rare ex
cellencu. His style is utterly devoid
of egotism and peculiarly fascinating
Every thought is packed with plain
common sense. His lectures are in
great demand because of the help they
give to everyone in the com men walks
of life. He makes every one amouu
Dr. T. 11. Dinsmore has kcouie
universally known as the author of
the Dinsmore Wonder lectures. These
lectures are illustrated with brillian
chemical experiments, and whil
thoroughly scientilic and educational
in character, they are marvels o
grace and elo'iuence and intensely in
teresting alike to the studeutor to the
average person of intelligence.
One of the very best concert com
panies before the American public to
day is the Oxford Musical club of Bos
tou. It is a most artistic and thor-
oughiy nign-ciass organization, in
slrumenlal music, vocal solos, duets
and quartets intermingled with re
lined wit and humor make up the pro.
lie. William ll. urawloru is an or
ator of the tirst rank. He is naturally
endowed with the intellect, the phy
skiuc and the gifts and graces that are
so necessary to great oratorical
achievement. His lectures are mas
terpieces in composition and his de
livery is as polished as that of any of
the greatest platform orators that
have adorned the platform for many
The course concludes with a lecture
by the very popular lecturer, philoso
pher, humorist and wit, 1 nomas Ale
Clary. He is one of the most cap.ible
and qualified men for the Lyceum
platform ever presented to the public
He is an argumentivc, eloquent and
mirthful speaker. He cannot but
eclipse the expectations of the most
Such is the course which the Lyce
um has arranged for tbe season of ITJ
and 19)0. Tbe entertainments will be
given in the centrally located Augus
tana college chapel.
Season tickets are sold at the low
rate of f 1 and single admission tickets
On sale at the Harper house drug
store in Rock Island and at Joseph-
sou's jewelry store in Moline.
Academy of tho Visitation, conduct
ed by the sisters of the Visitation,
2339 Fifth avenue. Rock Island. The
academic, preparatory and kinder
ten departments of the new academy
will be opened Monday, Sept. le.
Superior advantages in music, art.
elocution, physical culture and the
Red Hot From the Uun.
Was the ball that hit G. It. Stead
man, of Newark, Mich., in" the civil
war. It caused horrible ulcers that
no treatment helped for 20 years
Then Bucklen's Arnica Salve cured
hini. Cures cuts, bruises, burns, boils.
felons, corns, skiu eruptions. Best
pile cure on earth. 25 cents a Ikjx
Cure guaranteed. Sold by Hartz &
Uraln-O firings KelleX.
To the coiTee drinker. Coffee drink
ing is a habit that is universally ii
dulged in and almost as uuivcrsally
injurious. Have you tried Grain-O?
It is almost like coffee, but the effects
are just the opposite. Coffee upsets
the stomach, ruins the digestion, af
fects the heart and disturbs the whole
nervous system. Grain-O tones up
the stomach, aids digestion and
strengthens the nerves. There is
nothing but nourishment in Grain-O.
It cau l be otherwise. 15 and 25 cents
KheamatUn Cerrd In a Iay.
Mystic Cure for Rheumatism and
Neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3
days. Its action upon the system is
remarkable and uivstcrious. It re
moves at once tbe
moves at once tne cause and the di.-t-
ease immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly lenelils. 70 cents.
Sold by Otto Grotian. 1501 Second
A MODEL ALDERMAN.
George W. Aster as a Member
of the Rock Island
HIS ITRST TIME IN OFFICE.
Bis Two Years as Representative From
the Fourth Ward. In Which He Was Born
and Reared, Has Froved He U the Right
Man tor the Place A Staunch Democrat
Prominent In City Affairs.
OEORGE WASHINGTON ASTER,
although never holding a public
office before, is making ono. of the
fairest and most progressive aldermen
that ever occupied a seat in the Rock
Island municipal chamber. He was
born and reared in the Fourth ward,
where he has resided all his life, and
whil often urged by his friends to
become a candidate
for office, it was not
until two years ago
- nat he took off his
. 4. t 1. i t
fter having been
lonored by the
caucus of his par
y, and he then
-ound that the peo
ple of his ward ear
nestly dtsired him
l to represent them
in tne council.
litoBuEw. AsiEK. As a s t a u nc h
democrat. Aid. Aster took a promi
nent part iu the recent contest in
defense of the rights of the majority
of the council, and did his share
in securing recognition for his party
from the executive.
Tends CIonely to llulness.
Aid. Aster is seldom absent from
council meetings and keeps a close
eye on all matters that are brought up
for consideration, closely guardiug
the interests of the city and his ward.
He is a sou of John Aster, the pio
neer baker, and was boru July 4, 1&62.
He went through the Rock Island pub
lic schools, afterwards taking a college
commercial course. When a boy he
began to work in his father's bakery.
Iu DS91 hecuioarked in the wholesale
llour business aud has since been fol
lowing it. Aid. Aster lives with his
interesting family in a pretty home at
tti."l Seventeenth street.
Itceils Are Fruit,
Words are leaves." It is not what
we say, but what Hood's Sarsaparilla
docs that tells the story. The many
wonderful cures effected by this med
icine arc the fruits by which it should
be judged. These prove it to be the
great, unequalled remedy for dysjx'p
sia, rheumatism, scrofula, calt rheum,
catarrh and all other ailments due to
impure or impoverished blood.
Hood's Tills are non-irritating, mild,
It Saved Her Ltfe.
Miss Mabel Smith, Middlcsboro
Ky., writes: My little sister had the
croup very bad. I gave her several
doses of Foley's Honey and Tar, and
she was instantly relieved. It saved
Advertised List of Letters No. 41.
List of letters uncalled for at the postofflee
at hook island net. u, imw:
t'nrroll. ( '. C Holdon Ttia,
I ill. J. Lewis. F. W.
U:i look. Henrv. Nelson, F W.
Gordon. Hetty. Oliver, A. J.
When Calling for advertised letters rlease
give l si nuaiitcr.
Thomas II. Thomas, I'ustLaaster.
Durincr the winter of 1897 James
Reed, one of the leading citizens and
merchants of day, C lay Co., W . a.,
struck his leir against a cake of ice in
sucu a manner as to bruise it severe
ly. It became very much swollen
itid paintd him so badly that he could
not walk without the aid of crutches.
He was treated by physicians, also
used several kinds of liniment and
two and a hall gallons of whisky in
bathing it, hut nothing gave any re
lief until lie "hegan using Chamber
lain s ram mini. This broutrht al
most a complete cure in aweek'stime
and lie believes that had he not used
this remedy his leg would have had
to he amputated. Pain lialm is un
equaled for sprains, bruises and rheu
matism, tor sale hy all druirtrists.
Subaoribfl for Thi Aiuiua
The Most Popular Kxclusive
222 West Second Street,
1 F -i:
Closing Out Mason's Fruit Jars Below
You can buy Mason's fruit jarscheap this week
at BEECHER'S. Mason's fruit jars pints per
dozen, nly 25c. Mason's fruit j-rs quarts per
dozen, only 35c. Mason's fruit jars gallons,
per dozen, only 45c.
Your Friend this Fall Is
He can make your old suit wear you all winter
and look stylish and dressy. Suits dyed, cleaned,
repaired and pressed. High grade work and
reasonable prices. If you need work in this line
remember the place, 210S Third avenue.
The German-English Specialists,
Cure Their Patients
Because they have for years de
voted ALL their time in the study
and cure of the diseases they treat.
Because their ollices arc furnished
with every electrical appliance and
curative agent known by the world's
greatest specialists to be of service in
the diagnosis and cure of the diseases
If you are afflicted with any disease,
no matter how hopeless your case
may seem, it will pay you to consult
them. Hundreds have been cured by
them that have gone the rounds of
physicians without benefit or relief.
Their BERLIN SYSTEM of curing
DEAFNESS, RINGING NOISES in
EARS, CATARRH of the NOSE.
THROAT and STOMACH and diseases
of tbe LUNGS, is curing cases that
have formerly been regarded as al
CONSULTATION AND EXAMINATION FREE.
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Iowa. Hours 9 to 11 a. m. 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m. Sundays, 'J to 12 am.
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HAVE YOU GOT IT?
If not, consult the cele
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Chicago Medical Insti
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WHO HAS CURED
Hundreds of Cases of
Chronic Diseases Pro
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NERVOUS DEBILITY, Exhaustive drains. Sleeplessness, Threatened Insan
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CATARRH, Dyspepsia, Asthma, Rheumatism, Scrofula, Blood, Kidney. Liver
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The prai"i we have received fir our rcmar'iahlc nkill In cur'nif vlvrn up t hflplem
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JOBsT M. TAMIDOU.
Shop 41t Seventeenth St.
1515 Second Avenue
Their Hot Air Treatment
combined with Electricity, for tho
cure of Chronic Rheumatism and
Diseases of the Muscles and Joints,
has cured hundreds of cases.
Men Young or Old
who arc nervous, weak in body or
mind, losing llesh, sleepless, low
spirited, without energy and ambi
tion, will tind that the doctors have
discovered remedies that have proved
the greatest boon on earth to this
class of casus.
Diseases of the Lungs,
FIRST STAGES OF CONSUMPTION
ASTHMA and BRONCHITIS, cured
by the Nixon method, combined with
inhalations of oxygen.
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Formeity of Chicago, ei-Sureon-ln
-Chief ot St.
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