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THE AUG US. MONDAY, J ONE 25. 1900.
Hon. Alva Merrill
eteraher from the 24th
(Peoria. Co.) District of
the minols House of Rep
resentatives, Tells the
People bow He vu
' or ' .
Northampton, 111., Aof. 12, 1899,
The Dodds Medicine Co., Buffalo, N. V.
Gentlemen: I bed been suffering from Rheu
matic pains In my body and had tried many reme
dies with I ft tie satisfaction until I purchased
Dodd's Kidney PHIs. Tba relief was something
teyond my expectation and I am now cored and
heartily endorse Dodd'a Kidney Pills to any ono
with deranged Kidneys or Rheumatic pains.
Dodd's Kid nev Pills care all
DineaM-s of the Kidnevs.
Sold by all dealers in medi
cine, 50 cents a bos or six boxes
for $2.50. Sent on receipt of
price br The Dodds iledlcine
Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
THE TRAVELERS' GUIDE.
f'HICAGO, ROCK ISLAND
PaciOc Railway Ticket
can be purchased or baggage
cnecsea ik.ls t-.Twenueto
street depot, or C, K.I. a P.
depot, corner Fifth avenue and
Thirty-first street. Frank H Plum oer, agent
I EAST. I WWT.
Denver Limited At Omaha.. .it 3:10
Ft. Worth. Denver AK.O..lt S:06
Minneapolis It ho
Omaha and Ues Moines jt K:00
lOmahaA Minneapolis tl2:OJ
Omaha A Lincoln Kx 7:56
Denver, Lincoln & Omaha. I!:5!S
feenver. Lincoln A Omaha.. :0n
les Moines Kxprexs ;12:IJ
Itock Island A bureau Ac -J 4 )
fSt. Paul A Minneapolis. J lift
Denver. Kt. Worth A K C.l hjon
Kansas Clty.St.loe A Dnvr'l 1:10
Rock I.iland A WaxbinKton'! 1:60
Chicago A Des Moines. .. It 2:IS
Rock Island A Brooklyn Ac! S:SS
OmabaAKock Island... .i 0:35
Chicago. A Davenport I
a tt -on nn
am Is 8:00 am
aroitl 1:10 pm
pmjt 0:35 am
am It 3 OS am
m t :S2 am
pm 0:30 pro
am t b:j& pm
am 't 10:40 pm
tirvi S'tft m
pmit 3:50 pro
it 7:40 am
II t.'v pm
Arrival. Departure. Dally, except Sun
IDally except Saturday. All others dally. Tel
TfOCK ISLAND A PEORIA
-"Railway Depot First ave
nue and Twentieth street. M
A. Patterson. General Passen
ger Agent. Passenger trains
leave C. R. I. A P. (Mo
Ilne avenue) depot five (S)
minutes earlier than time
bprgfteld, Cincinnati, Peo
Peoria. Springfield, St. L.
St. Louis Express
Peoria, Springfield, Cincin
nati Peoria Accom Freight
Cable A Sherrard Accom..
Cable A Sherrard Accom..
Cable A Sherrard Accom .
Trains marked dallv: all otber trains dallv
except Sunday. The rMft p. m. tra'n carries
through aleeper to Si. Louis, arriving there
7:28 a. in.
f MHCAGO. MILWAUKEE A
ST. PAuL railway Ra
cine A Southwestern Division
Depot Twenllerh street,
between First and Second
avenues. W. W. Breekln
j I.BAVB. AKHIVK.
Mall and Express
St. Paul Express..
Krelif ht and accom . .
tr 30 mm, li:3o am
:2 pm: H:40 pm
V6:20 pmi 10:30 am
Dally. Daiiy except Sunday. Train
leaving at :.? p. m. carries through sleeper,
arriving at Su Paul 7:15 a. m. and Minneapolis
at 8:20 a. m.
TltTRLINQTON ROUTE C
JH A Q. RAILWAY Depot
First avenue aad Sixteenth
M. J. YOUNG,
fet. L. Springfield. Peoria. i
Kur. Quln via Monmouth 0:55 am 7:15 pm
Chicago. Sterling. Clinton A 1 I
Dubuque t 7:4ft am t 8:40 pm
2 eon a. uearasiown, tur i i
llngton. Denver and west 2:40 pm
Bt. Paul A Minneapolis 7:M pm
Stetilnr. Clinton A Dubuque) 7:50 pm
Bt. L Kans CI.. Denver A
Pao. coast Tla Oaiennure T:l pm
t 8:40 am
DaUy. tDaU j except Sunday.
Best Dining Car Service.
T)AVENPORT. ROCK ISL-
wst. Passenger station. K.
I. A P. depot. Twentieth
street L. F. Berry. U. P. A .
Davenport, la ;Geo. W.Wood,
City Ticket A cent. Trl-
C " L hitft f i n jk hit.
'"- l tweeo Tri-Clties. Chicago,
Clinton and all points via the C. A N. W.
riEPABT rilM R"K IStASD. ILL
No. t D Clinton. Sterling, Dixon, Chi
cago. Ill SiOam
Jfo. 4 B (Start from Davenp'rO Clin
ton: Omaha. Xet ; Denver. Col.; Cbi
eawro. Helvidere. Hw ford 1U :
Janesvl'le Wis . and Madton. Wis IS 05 p m
No. 0 1 Clmhin. atteriiDir. Isn. Chi
earo. M : Cedar Kapids and Ana
mou. Iowa 3.55 p m
No. f B Clinton: Oniaba. Neb.: Fioux
City. Iowa: Utah and PaetCe Coast
Points. 7:15 pm
Altai V B AT BVOCK ISLAKIX 1LX-
No. I D Sioux Cit aed Omaha. Neb ;
Clio ton 7:45 p m
No. 1 D Chicago. 111.: Madison and
Jannville. Ww ; . RJCkforA. Belrl
dero. Ill : Cltrjton .' S:45 p m
No 5 B-Chlcago. DUon. Merlirg lit:
neuter, lol : umana. .ica; Ltuir
Rapids. itnton. Io
7-00 p tS
o. 7 B Ctoicatro. Dixon. Sterling. DA:
Clinton ( A rrive at Davenport)
D Dally. B Daily, except Suxday.
A JAPANESE DINNER.
HOW THE DISTASTEFUL FOOD IS
SERVED AND EATEN.
SsuB.ttln4a Before Tables Six Inches
Hlsh, Owe Wrrttlei With Cliow
stleka and Tiny Bowls, the While
Waited Ifos by Barefooted Maids.
To an American given to stiff joints
and corpulency a Japanese dinner is a
tedious experience, especially when
he's used to business lunches and the
like. But it is worth trial and dis
comfiture if one is fortnnate enough
to be the guest of a rich man, for in
Japan hospitality Is one of the cardinal
Western customs and usages hare
found their way Into many homes of
the wealthy, whose dinners and
lunches are the counterpart of those
with which we are all familiar. But a
real Japanese dinner, including chop
sticks, lacquer trays and tfny cups. Is
a thing never to be forgotten.
Japanese houses are made up of slid
ing screens instead of our solid parti
tions a ud In summer are all left open, so
that, seated at dinner, one looks out
over the gardens, seeing the lights of
the city in the distance, and the scent
of a thousand, flowers blows in with
every breath of air.
The guests remove their shoes on
entering the bou.se and, except when
provided with a pair of cotton over
shoes, must siend the evening In
stocking feet unless happily the host
has an extra pair. The wife of a Jap
anese gentleman does not preside at
his table unless there are ladles in the
party, but appears with the tea and
sweetmeats, which always precede a
dinner, as do our cocktails and sherry,
etc. She merely greets the guests and
appears again only when the goodbys
Silken cushions are scattered about
the floor and the guests are arranged
according; to rank, for the Japanese
are, of course, great sticklers for form
and ceremony. Little tables, some six
inches hih, are placed before each one
and barefooted waiting maids in grace
ful aud prettily tiuted kimonos bring
in lacquer trays with several tiny cov
Before leaving the trays on the
tables they set them on the floor, and,
droping on their knees, make their
lest bow, touching their foreheads to
the floor. Chopsticks take the place
of knives and forks; but, unlike our
weapons or attacK, are mane or wooa.
They are never used twioe, unless fam
ily heirlooms, when they are of carved
Ivory of the most exquisite workman
ship, as are also the lacquer trays.
bowls and cups.
The host sets an example by remov
ing the covers from the tiny bowls, and
the guest, doing likewise, finds an as
sortment of food quite new and gen
erally- most distasteful. Mustering up
much skill one attempts getting the
food on chopsticks from the tables to
one's mouth. The first few times most
of it falls on the floor or on one's lap.
The wretched sticks wabble and cross
each other as If focused. When al
most desperate, the good host Is apt
to come to the rescue by suggesting
lifting the bowls, and, with the aid of a
chopstick. shoveling the food in, as
one would iotatoes iuto a barrel.
In each course there are half a dozen
dishes, and the host tells what they
are. First, suimono, a bean soup;
kuchitorl, chestnuts boiled and crushed
into a mush: kamaloko. fish picked
fine and rolled Into little balls and bak
ed; sashimi. raw fish cut into thin
slices and covered with ice. This is
dipped into rich sauce called soy, and
is really very good. Little cups or
warm sake, the native brandy made of
rice, are served with each course. Nap
kins and bread are unknown quan
The second course Is a small fish
boiled whole. One has a chance here
to get in some fine play with the chop
sticks umanl, bits of fowl boiled with
potatoes or lotus roots, a salad of on
ions, peas and string beans, wun a lew
leaves of lettuce; sunomono, sea snails
served with eggplant mashed, and cha.-
man mushl. a thick soup made of fish
and vegetables, with mushrooms for a
The third course is a curry of rice
and picked vegetables, and for a fourth
and final course you have sobo, a sort
of buckwheat vermicelli served with
soy and a sweet liquor called mirln:
shlruko, rice cakes, seaweed and con
fectionery of all sorts, which are very
sweet and tasteless.
During the dinner each guest rises
and proiwses the health of the host and
one other guest until the whole party is
disposed of. This custom is rather
hard on the guests, for sake is fiery
stuff and goes to one's head moro
quickly than our oWn brandy. To
make matters worse, after one has
drunk the health of all the company it
Is customary to drink the hearth of th
waitresses, who bow their foreheads to
ihe floor In acknowledgment.
At the close of a dinner the tabako
bon, a tray holding a hibacbi with live
roals in a cone of ashes and a section
of bamboo for an ash receiver, is put
before each guest, and cigars and ciga
rettes are passed around. When all Is
over, one feels very hungry, stiff in the
joints and. if the dinner has been a
large one, very much in need of a stim
ulant. Boston Transcript.
Hsvlr Trigger Laafiift.
"So you finally proposed?' said
"WelL to tell the truth," returned tt
thoughtful youth, "I really didn't know
that I proposed, but she accepted me,
so I guess that settles it. I tell you
this language of ours is not to be used
lightly." Chicago Tost.
"Frinds are always ridy "to push ya
! up," said the Janitor philosopher, "but
. . , . I M
i viry lew av tnim wui put a nuier uiu
under ye whin ye faiL" Chicago Ne kw
HUMOR OFlTHE HOUR.
A little girl of SVor C years, with big
blue eyes that weiv full of tears, came
to Bellevue hospitai the other day. She
carried a cat in hen arms. The cat had
been wounded by a street car, and one
leg was badly rnanejled-
At the gate the -jirl told Tom, the big
policeman, that the cat was hurt.
"I want a doctortto he'p it," she said.
Tom took her to the receiving ward,
where there was fa doctor who had
nothing else to do. I
"Here's a case, doc," said the police
man. T ain't a" the doctor began. Then
he saw the girl's eyes. "Let me see,"
"Pretty bad," was the doctor's com
ment. Then be got some knives, a lit
tle bottle of chloroform and some band
ages. "Yon must help me," he said to
She aided bravely; though it made
her very pale to see the sharp knives
amputating the leg. In a few minutes
it was all over, and Cie cat was partly
recovering from the anaesthetic.
"Now yon can take your kitty home
with yon," said the doctor.
"It ain't mine," the girl said. "I des
found it. Now oo take care of it. Dood
by." The policeman aud doctor made
faces at each other, Uien sent the cat to
the Society For the Prevention of Cru
elty to Animals. Leslie's Weekly.
Jack Have'you had the nerve yet to
speak to Miss Goldbond's father?
Tom Not in so many words. I re
marked to him yesterday that I thought
of going to the Alaska goldfields.
Jack What did he say?
Tom He said: "Good idea, young
man! Go north and freeze up with the
country !" Philadelphia. Press. -
"I wonder what makes ia man's hair
fall out so fast when once it starts?"
"Worry," answered the man who al
ways has an explanation ready. "Noth
imj tends to make a man bald so much
as worry, and nothing worries a man
so much as the idea that he is becom
ing bald." Washington Star.
McJigger He wanted to borrow $5,
but I wouldn't let him have it.
Thingumbob Why not? He's honest.
I'd trust him with my life.
McJigger That's all right. I don't
suppose your life is insured In his fa
vor. But would you trust him with $5?
Jake Wot Is dere in dis, do ye t'ink,
Bill 'Bout ten years by de looks.
New York Evening Journal.
flappy Sorprlae For Jobs,
"John never will go out with me, so
t gave his dress suit to the rummage
"What of it?"
"Oh, he found it out and made a big
fuss, so I lought it in and am going to
give it to him for a birthday present,"
The Sort of TTheel.
"Are you wheeling much this sea
eon?" asked Poindexter of Clingstone.
"You have a bicycle, haven't you?"
"What sort of a wheel is it?"
"Rideless wheel." Detroit Free
The Wonderf ml West.
"Is this a healthy town?" inquired
the mau who was in search of a balmy
"Healthy?" echoed the land agent.
"Why. man, the only undertaker in
town had to blow out the gas to give
himself a Job," Chicago News.
A' Wraasje o Proportion).
Citizen See here, aren't you ashamed
to bring us such a contemptible little
piece of ice?
Iceman Naw. You ought to be
ashamed to have such a great big barn
of an ice chest. Indianapolis Journal.
What's la a Nasnet
Sandy Tikes Yep; he offended our
Pellucid Tete How so?
Sandy Pikes Why, he voted for a
man called "Bathhouse John." Chica
Family .Cat he ties.
"Amelia, this coffee is no account."
"Don't say a word, Arthur. I have to
to get it because It comes in such love
ly enameled tin cans." Indianapolis
A CosBforflaa? Spectacle.
"It did your cold good to go and see
the doctor? I knew it would."
"Yes. He's got a worse cold than I
have." Chicago Record.
The Coaatrr Baa 4.
"What kind of instruments have you
In the new band?"
"Mostly greenhorns." Philadelphia
"What is a financier?"
"Usually a man who makes money
without earning it" Chicago Post.
The Lea-cad of the Arbutus Sleds 1st
SBaasaer Gslsg to School 1st
an old Fort.
There ars marry beautiful legends
which the Indians from ancient times
have handed down to their children,
and they all relate to something in na
ture, either the seasons, the flowers,
birds, trees, fish or The elements. One
which is very pretty tells of the pass
ing of the winter and the coming of
spring and how the trailing arbutus,
which sometimes is called the "may
flower," originated. It reads as fol
lows: Many moons ago there lived an old
man alone in his lodge beside a frozen
stream in the forest. His locks and
beard were long and white with age.
lie was heavily clad In furs, for snow
and ice were everywhere. The winds
blew wildly through the forest, and the
old man went about searching in the
deep snow for pieces of wood to keep
up fire in his lodge. In despair he re
turned to the lodge, and, sitting down
by the last few dying coals, he cried to
Mannaboosho that he might not perish.
And the wind blew aside the door,
and there came lu a beautiful maiden.
Her cheeks were red and made of wild
roses, her eyes were large, and her hair
touched the ground as she walked,
ner hands were covered with willow
buds, and her clothing was of sweet
grasses and ferns. Her moccasins
were of white lilies, and when she
breathed the air of the lodge became
warm. The old man said: "My daugh
ter, I am glad to see you. My lodge is
cold and cheerless, but it will shield
you from the tempests. Tell me who
you are. I am Manito. I blow my
breath, and the waters of the rivers
stand still." The maiden -said, "I
breathe, and the flowers spring up in
all the plains." The old man said.
"When I walk about, the leaves fall
from the trees at my command, the
animals hide in their holes in the
ground, and the birds fly away."
The maiden said, "When I walk
about, the plants lift up their heads,
the trees cover their nakedness with
leaves, the birds come back, and all
who see me sing." Thus they talked,
and the air became warm in the lodge.
The old man's head dropped upon his
breast, and he slept.
Then the sun came out, and a blue
bird came to the top of the lodge and
called: "Say-ee, say-ee! I am thirsty!"
And the river called back: "I am free.
Come and drink."
And as the old man slept the maiden
passed her hands alove his head, and
he began to grow small. Streams of
water ran out of his mouth, and soon
he was a small mass upon the ground.
His clothes turned to green leaves, and
the maiden, kneeling upon the ground,
took from her bosom the most precious
flowers and hid them all about under
the leaves. Then she breathed upon
them and said, "I give all my virtues
and my sweetest breath, and all who
would pick thee must do so on bended
knee." Then the maiden moved away
through the woods and over the plains.
All the birds sang to her, and wherever
she stepped and nowhere else grows
Sleds In Summer.
We always associate sleds with Ice
and snow, and the idea of people sit
ting on an ox sled with a canopy over
their heads to keep oft the rays of the
blazing sun and being hauled over the
bare ground by oxen is a queer one.
But that is precisely what they do In
Madeira and the Philippines. There
they have the novelty of a sled ride
surrounded by flowers, grass and green
trees, with the warblings of birds in
stead of bells as an accompaniment.
In these countries sleds were used hun
dreds of years before wheeled vehicles
were thought of. Dr. Karutz, a noted
German scholar who has been investi
gating the Invention of the sled, ex
plains that primitive man probably ar
rived at the idea of the sled from see
ing trees slip and slide down the moun
tains. He at first hitched his dog to
the deer that he had just killed, and
both dragged it toward the cave or hut
in which they lived. When he saw
logs slide down the mountain, the idea
of using smooth logs that would -slide
over the ground easily when drawn by
himself or one of his animals was the
next step In the development of the
sled. Primitive peoples, like the Ma
lays of the Philippines and the unpro
gressive peasants of Madeira, still use
the sleds invented by their ancestors
thousands of years ago.
The Old Fort.
In a fort out in North Dakota there
is a school. The soldiers moved out,
and the teachers and pupils moved in.
Now there are more pupils in the
school than the government Intended
should be in it The pupils are Indians
from 7 to 20 years of age. This school
differs from the schools yon know.
One-half the day the pupils use books,
slates and pencils, pens, ink and paper.
The otber half of the day they use
tools, work on the school farm and are
drilled. They are being taught several
trades. The girls are taught house
work of all kinds and the lighter forms
of farming and dairy work. The pu
pils love music and have a band and a
glee club. AH out of door sports are
popular, as you would expect.
The pupils who attend this school
come because they want to come. They
are not compelled to come. Perhaps
this is the reason why the teachers
have so little trouble with inattention
and why the records are so good.
The EacIIsh Aalmal.
Teacher Now, Johnny, von know the
eagle stands for America. What ani
mal typifies Great Britain?
Johnny I dunno.
Teacher Oh, yes, you do! Think for
moment- It begins with. "L."
Johnny (eagerly) Lobster. ;
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advantage, and worthy of business confidence:
Ask your Gro
cer for it and get
a Cook Book free.
Salts made to
Cleaning and re
done at lowest
S. A. MAQER
Second are. aad
Sat aad ky a wast.
Black Joe Cream
It Is laa wawlislafan
L. E. West, Gum Co.
XV a Speciality.
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Book Island, HI,
AOADEMV OF THE
eoedueted by the
sisters of the visi
tation. S939 Fifth
avenue. Rock Is- .
land. The Acad
the new academy
will be opened
Monday. Sept. 18.
MU8IO. ART. EL
and the languages.
?, i, Lmum,
Street, Rook Is
Hull & Co.
E. F. Stroehle
Uvered and orders
taken for all peri
odicals. 1631 Third arenas.
IS. SOSlf A,
SCRAP I BOH,
AND ALL KINDS
Hides, wool A Tal
low. Highest price
paid whether in
smaU or large
or car load lota.
are. 'Phone 4098,
Rock Island, 111.
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Lq DtSTAMCC Lltttn
W B-ocatiae, Iowa.
sit. Pleasant, Iowa. .
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fitrm WrDJor, lit,
orth nerxlaraun. IU.
fort Byron, m.
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7 ajrlor kidgs,ni.
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re prepared to
do bending, punch
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Also heavy or
Drop forging a
110 Nineteenth Si
24th St. and
8rd Ave. Rock
THOMAS VAN TUYL,
and all general light
115-115 West Seventeenth street.
for Furnaoe use.
t moderate pri
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In town to
1006 Second avenue.
Rook Island, 111.
Second - Street,
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Office: Flat No. 1 Industrial
Home building. Rock Island.
Office hours 10 to 12 a nx, & to 5 p. ro..
and 6:30 to 8 p. m.
The next session
7th, Imvs. Philo
For terms and full
t REV. J. V. A.
Sins, Foarth Ave.
J. F. Robinson, President X S. Mod a a Vloe President. B. E. Castssl, Cashier
Central .Trust and Saving's Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Id corpora ted Under State Law.
Capital 8tock, $100,000. Four Per Cent Interest
Paid on Deposits.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Peter Fries, L. 8. MoCabe, E. D Sweeney,
C. J. Larkln, J. F. Robinson, Henry W. Tremann,
jamas J. La Telle, B E. Casteol, B. D. Mack,
Sweeney A Walker, boll ol tors.
MONET LOANED ON PERSONAL, COLLATERAL OB BEAL ESTATE SECUBfTT.
Open daily 9 a. m. to 8 p. ra- Saturdays 7 to 8 p. m.
Office in Rock Island National Bank Building.
Rock Island Savings Bank
JXook Island. HI
Incorporated Under the
Montt Loaned On Personal Collateral Ob Real Estate Seotritt.
J. M. Buford. President.
John Crubaagh. Vice President.
P. Creeaawait, Cashier.
Begaa business July t, 1WO, aad occupied
8. K. corner of MltcheU
AU kinds of Job
bing done neatly
aud at reasonable
screens, a spec
ialty. Shop ana
residence. 15 21
Beck Island, 111.
T. T. lEaglll.
Offlee m Masonie
ism to 12:00 a. sa.
l:Su to 4:80 p. m.
Rook Ialaad, Bi.
la publlo soboula
Private studio In Y.
M. C. A. building.
Office hours, 4 to 8
and 7 to B p. m. and
all day Saturdays.
If yoa Intend do
ing any building call
Shop and resldenoe
at No. 1334 Thirty
eighth street, Kook
F. J. Steele, Pro.
1709 Second av..
Your entire ward
robe cleaned and
pressed for St per
month. Work called
for and delivered.
O. D. DORAN.
CROWN A BRIDGE
work a specialty
a new Invention.
tSO Bridge Avenue,
A VENPORT, I A.
2100 Fifth avs.
tieth St. sad
We give the
for lbs least
I D. Mudge,
Louis A. Schmidt
Four Per. Cent Paid on
H. S. Cable,
H. P. UuU.
K. W. Hurst,
i. M. Uuford
omnsuta JscfcaoB and Bam.