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THE-AUG US. TUESDAY JXTLTT 31. 1900,
THE TRAVELERS GUIDE.
CHICAGO. ROCK IS LAND A
V Paeine Railway Ticket,
ean be purchased or barge
checked at B.L4P. Twentieth
tree depot, or . i. at r-.
Thirty-Eret street. Frank H Piummer. Agent
Denver Limited AOmaba 2:10 ani,
Ft. Worth. Denver A K.C..jt 5&t ami
Minneapolis i VftO ami
Omaha and Des Moines t :O0 am
Omaha A Minneapolis 12:05 am
Oaaaha A Lmeoin K.i . 7:5a ami
JDenver Jj!Oom A: Omaha.
II -m pm
( 4:;W pm
Beaver, huoud a unau.
Des Moines Kxpreas
Roek Island & Bureau Ac.
St. Paul ft Minneapolis.
rwnvr FV Worth K C
JKansasCity.St Joe ADnvr 11:10 pmjt 6:30
;Koc iaiana w asmnfrton puiir -i:'
Chicago A Des Moines. .. 2:1S pmjt 8:45
Rock Island 4 Brooklyn AC S:6 pmt 7:t0
t Omaba A Kock Inland... . 6:35 pm
Chicago, Davenport I It
Daily except Saturday. All others daily. Tel
T?OCK ISLAND A PEORIA
-"Railway Depot Unit ave
nue and Twentieth street. M.
a. Patterson, oenerai fassen
ger Agent. Passenger trains
leave O.. R- I. K (Mo-
line avenuet depot ave (5)
minutes earlier than time
given. E. L. Goff, Agent.
I ISA VS. 1EBITI
Spr afleld, Cincinnati, Peo-j
Peoria. Springfield, St- L.
St. Lou. Express
Peoria, Springfield, Cincin
nati Peoria Accom Freight
Cable Accommodation .
Cable A Sberrard Accom..
Cable A Sberrard Accom..
O tble Sberrard Aeeom. .
:05 am' 6:10 pm
Trains marked daily: all other trains dally
except Sunday. The 8:45 p. m. tra'n earrle
through sleeper to St. Louis, arriving there
7:28 a. m.
t CHICAGO. MILWAUKEE
ST. PAUL raUway Ra
cine A Southwestern Division
Depot xwentiero street
between First and Second
avenues. W. W. Breckin
LUTI. I 4BBITI
St. Paul Express.....
Freight and accom .
tr 30 am' !: aa
7:15 pml e.55 pnr
H;20 pm' l:w i
Dally. Daily except Sunday. Trait
. a..n . m thrmiffh aleener.
arriving at St. Paul 7:45 a. m and MlnneapaU
at 8:20 a. m.
T TJRLINQTOM" ROUTE C
- l. M, O D1IT.WAY Dmol
First avenue and Sixteenth
wefc M J. YOUNG,
I LBAVB. IAHMIVB
St. L Spriairtleld. Peorla.i I
Bur. Quin. via Monmouth 6:56 am 7:15 pa
Chicago, Sterling .Clin ton A ! I
Dubuque :t 7:46 am t 8:40 pn
Peoria, Beardstown. Bur I !
llnrton. Denver and west t 2:40 pmlt11:58 as
St tsul A Minneapolis 7:M pml 8:16 am
Bternnr. Clinton A Dubuquei 7:50 pm t 8:40 am
Bt. I, Kana C. Denver ei;
Pao. coast vlaUalesburg. 7:16 pml 8:56 am
Dally. tDally except Sunday.
TJAVENPORT. ROCK ISL
and ti Northwestern rail
way r-Tbe Tii-City K ute ")
passenger station at Kock
Island & I'eoria depot foot of
Twentieth street. L F. Ber
ry. O. P. A.. Davenport.
Iowa. City ticket omce,
Second Avenue. Ueo. W.
I.KAVB I AHB1VB
Clinton, Sterling. Chicago
CUnton. Chicago. Omaha.
Denver. Kockford. Janes
vllle. Madlaon (leave Dav
enport Clinton. Chicago. Dixon.
Sterling (ar Davenport.
CHnton.Omati. Sioux City.
Utah and Pacific Coast..
Clinton. Siding. Dixon.
8:00 ami 7:00 pm
Chicago. Cetlar Rapids.
Clinton. Chicago. Janes
vUle, Madison. Kockford.
Clinton. Denver, Omaha,
Trains marked dally,
AU otbersldally ex-
Best Dining Car Service.
Davenport. Rock Island
Tri City Route, short line be
tween Tri-Cities, Chicago,
Clinton and all points via
the C, A N. W. railway.
DKPART raOM ROCK rMJkKD
No. 2 D Clinton. Sterling, Dixon. Chi
eago. ill 8:00 a m
No. 4 B-tartfrom Davenpor) Clin
ton: Omaha. Neb.: Denver. CoL; Chi
cago. Belndere. Koekford. Ill ;
Jaaesvtlie Wis., and Maduon. WU . 1ZK36 p m
Na. A D Clinton. Sterling. Dx-n. Chi
cago. I'L: Cedar Kaptds and Aoa
dou. Iowa SJSpia
No 8 B Clinton: Omaha. Neb.: Sioux
City. Iowa: Utah and Pacific Coast
Potnta 7:18 p m
ARR1VB AT ROCK ISLAXIX
No. 1 D Sioux City and Omaha. Neb.;
Clinton 7:45 p ED
No. 3 D Chicago. Ill : Madison and
Jane.ir1.le. Wis : Kockford. Belvt-
dere. 1U : Clinton 2:45 p m
No. 6 U Chicago. Dixon. terliBg. Ill:
Denver, t ot. : unut, jieb ; uedar
Rapids. Clinton. Iowa
7O0 p m
lOUO p m
No. 7 B Chicago. Dixon. S terUng. 111.
Cllsun ( Arrives at Davcnoortj
D Daily. B Daily, except Sunday.
Passenger station at R., I.
depot, foot of Twentieth street.
I F. BERRV, G. P. A., Daren port.
GEORGE W. WOOD. Agent.
17ft ip rn vi7rp
ODD BANK VISITORS.
CRANKS ARE ALMOST AS MUCH TO BE
FEARED AS CROOKS.
Pay-las? Tellers Have to Be Model, ef
Tla-Uatvte- All the Tine tw Do4(
the Ichrnra and ike Schemers That
Lie la Walt For Then.
Many are the useti and the schemes
that are devised for the purpose of
beating the pay in;; tellers in banks.
and the cranks are as much to be fear
ed as the crooks.
"That old man who has just left the
bank." said the teller as he ran his
fingers quickly over the new bills, "has
been coming to this place every day
for the p&tit two years calling for mon
ey, lie conies iu every morning exact
ly at 11 o'clock and asks quietly if his
check has arrived. I always have to
tell him no, and he thanks me gracious
ly and goes away. I was new at the
bank when he came In the first time,
but I taw at a glance that he had some
thing the matter with his headgear.
When he asked about his money, I told
him that we had nothing, and he look
ed greatly surprised and worried. He
asked many other questions and then
left. He returned the next morning
and the next, and be has been coming
ever since. One day he failed to show
himself, and I thought he had given
up the hunt as a bad thing. For a
month lie kept away, but by and by he
bobbed up serenely again.
" 'I've been sick,' he said, 'and I hope
I have not caused you any Incon
venience in holding my money. No
money here? What? That Is strange.'
"With this he thanked me and went
.way. lie will be here again In the
ELECTRIC TOWER AT THE
mEiM&W ;M '
Copyright, 1800, by tbe Pan-American Exposition Co.
The dignified and stately beauty of, the great Electric Tower, which will
form the couspicuous centerpiece of the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo
May 1 to Nov. 1. l!XJl. wi'l command the rapt admiration of every visitor. The
entire exterior of the 3j .oot high tower will be studded with electric lights.
morning, and he'll keep coming day
after day until dath sends him to a
bigger bank. The man is just a sample
of what we get every day, although he
is the most regular chap of the kind I
have ever seen. The boys around the
bank feel rather superstitious now if
he falls to come. In. and I'll gamble
that that black jwirter yonder will quit
his job the very first time that old man
fails to make his daily visit."
The teller leaned on the counter.
'Yes," he weut on, "it would surprise
you to know how many people come
here day after day to get money when
they have alsolutely no reason for
coming. They have no papers on which
money can le secured, but they just
come right along, hoping. I guess, that
some day they will hit the bank. Now,
last week a big fellow who had evi
dently been drinking rushed in and
yelled to me that he wanted ?l,00O. I
hd never seen him before, and he
made no pretense of handing up any
papers. He said he was in a big rush.
realized at once that he was crazy.
and I acted quickly. Reaching back
to my drawer, I put my hand on my
revolver and waited. He did not see
the weapon. The vault is closed.' I
said, 'and you cannot get any money
today.' "With that he reached his hand
to his hip pocket, but I did not move.
I looked him squarely In the eye and
waited. He stood there for 2 seconds.
with his hand on his hip and his eyes
on me. and then he cowed. Without a
word he turned his back to me and
walked out. I tried to find out who
the man was, bnt failed, and he never
came back to repeat the demand.
Another time I had a really danger
ous crasy man to handle, but I acted
like a flash and possibly saved my
fkln. It was about 1 o'clock one sum
mer day when the weather was stifling.
The front and side doors were prop
ped open to let In the breeze, and I
was looking over the Itooks when a
big fellow ran in the front door scream
ing. I looked up and saw him flourish
a butcher knife, which fairly glisteted
in the light. 'Where did he go with
that money? he called at the top of
his voice as he halted and looked at
me. 'Right out that door,' I said quick
ly, and in a moment the man had dash
ed through the door and went sailing
down the alley. A policeman was call
ed, but the man was not seen after
ward. I am sure I would have felt
the edge of his dangerous knife if I
had not sent him out that door.
"Another strange thing " happened
once while I was working as a clerk
In another bank. I was standing by
the teller's counter when a nicely dress
ed young man came in, walking rather
awkwardly. He managed to reach- the
teller and presented a paper. 'Will
you please cash this for me?' he said.
The teller took the paper mechanically
and looked at the stranger. 'Why, this
is no good.' be said. This is only a
piece of white paper. What kind of
a game are yon trying to work? The
man gasped. "Why, it is a check, he
called quickly. Xot much,' said the
teller, handing it back. The man look
ed at It. 'Good GodT he cried. Then
I am blindT They took him away, and
he died at the hospital lefore he had
a chance to explain. The doctors said
it was a mystery, and tiie man's body
was kept for six months. Finally It
was sent to Kansas on the order of a
woman who wired a description and
said it was her son's." New York Stm.
t7 V Odd Barlala.
Not long ago there died in a north
London, suburb a lady who wished to
be buried in the bedstead in which she
had lain continuously for nearly a
quarter of a century prior to her de
cease, and to Insure, as she thought.
her wishes being respected she left a
plump contingent legacy to a relative.
As the bedstead in question. howeTer.
was of the old "four-post" variety, and
an unusually massive specimen at that,
the cemetery authorities objected.
Eventually a compromise was effected,
The bedstead was taken to pieces, and
from the timber so obtained a sort of
box coffin was constructed for the re
ception of the remains.
It is. however, among the mining
population that instances of funeral ec
m.,.. - fr : item
cenmcuy arc most common. Jack
Hustler, a coal hewer of Tong. near
Leeds, who died the other day at the
age of 67. w as buried in a coffin con
structed to his own specification 20
years ago. It was made of pitch pine,
with silver handles, and the lid was
hinged at one end. The deceased was
buried with a lump of coal which he
had carefully preserved for years. It
served as his pillow, and his tobacco
and pipe also found a place beside him.
This latter custom is said to be very
prevalent among the coal miners. The
tin miners of Cornwall almost invari
ably Include an umbrella among the
It would be Interesting to learn the
origin and significance of this strange
use. London Express.
Didn't fiet His Money Worth.
He came into the police office, his
hands clinched, his Jaws knotted and
his eyebrows swooping downward to
ward the bridge of his nose.
"Say!" he bawled in resonant tones.
"Well?"' said the captain.
"How much do you charge In a case
of assault and battery?"
"You can lick the stuffings out of a
man for that, can't you?"
"Can a fellow pay his fine in ad
The visitor laid two fives on the desk.
"I'm going to lick a man bad, and I
don't want any Interference of the po
lice while I do it." And he stalked out,
Half an hour aterward a man came
in. Both his eyes were puffed and
green, his nose sagged, bis clothing
looked like- Cbilus Chllorrides' before
he actroired Nero's favor.
Say." he said gently, "do you recog
"Can't say as I do."
"I'm the man who came in here half
an hour ago and paid a fine in ad
vance." "Oh! Well what do you want nowT
"Would you mind giving me $9.05
back?" Atlanta JournaL - . -
The doll is probably tbe most antique
of toys. It ha been Sound Inside the
graves of children of ancient Rome.
Every man Is either a hero or a cow
ard, bnt the majority are never un
veiled. Chicago Nev-s.
"GONE TO PARISH -
She Represents the Xatloaal Honae
hold Economic Association
Mrs. Linda Hull Larned of Syracuse,
the president of the National House
hold Economic association, has gone to
Paris to represent this organization at
the exposition, to . Introduce "house
hold science" as we know it in this
country to the French people and ex
position tourists. A short time ago the
Household Economic association of
New York state held Its annual meet
ing, with delegates attending not only
WHS. LIXDA HCLL LARNED.
from all over the state, but from Penn
sylvania and even Utah. At this meet
ing Mrs. Larned took a farewell of of
fleers and members, made an address
outlining the plans for next winter and
received the good wishes of all for her
work in Paris. She is sure to represent
the association and the principles it
stands for with credit in the French
capital, for she is one of the most ear
nest workers In the cause of household
science and has done a great deal for
the association, which is advancing all
the time. It has now just completed
Its third year.
A Woman Who Interests Women.
The Empress Eugenie usually passes
through Paris on her way to her villa;
at Cap Martin, and, though the law
against pretenders in no way applies
to her and the events of the third em
pire are as much ancient history to the
mob as those of the days of July, she
always travels Incognito, in order to
avoid the stare and curiosity of the
crowd. She has changed so much that
she is not likely to be recognized with
out the hint of the name. The proof
of this lies in au adventure of hers
which occurred recently. As she was
coming out of a shop she dropped her
umbrella. An 'Englishman ' who was
passing picked it up and restored it to
her hand. "Io you not remember me,
M. la Baron?" said the empress as he
would have proceeded on his way. The
pedestrian, who, though English by
birth, had inherited a foreign peerage
ad had kuown the empress in earlier
days, looked hard at her, then removed
his headgear reverentially and bowed
low, "Pardon, majeste, my eyes were
blinded the last time I looked at yon.
Mine. Wn In State Attire.
Mme. Wu, wife of the Chinese min
ister, has sensibly remained faithful
to the oriental dress and, aside from
her cramped feet, is an object of envy
to many a woman of Washington, who
would like the opportunity of wearing
such comfortable robes. On state oc
casions she wears a brilliant petticoat
of red or blue. Just short enough to
show her tiny feet, and heavily em
broidered iu gold. Over this she wears
a tunic of black and purple, also richly
gold embroidered. The large gold eagle
on her breast signifies that she stands
in eojual rank with her husband and
can enter or leave a room side by side
with him instead of dropping a little
behind, as would be required if her
rank was lower than his. Her hair Is
banded with black satin and shows a
rare jewel at the front, with artificial
flowers forming a picturesque group
back of each ear. Mme. Wu's jewels
are said to be almost priceless.
Women's Clubs In Germany.
In Germany the American Woman's
club In Berlin will be most attractive.
This is broader in its scope than tbe
American Girls' Art club in Paris, for
it aims to offer a trysting place for all
our countrywomen who may be so
journing abroad, whether they be stu
dents or not. It was founded by Mrs.
M. B. Wlllard. a relative of the late
Frances Wlllard, and has as its presi
dent Mrs. White, wife of the embassa
These clubrooms, which are at Kleist
Strasse II, are open all day long. There
are newspapers" and periodicals In tbe
library as well as both English and
German books. Then on every Satur
day afternoon an informal reception Is
held, with an evening reception once
a, month for gentlemen. It is a fine
rendezvous, in a word, for tbe wander
ing American woman.
W.rklig Girls' Hotel.
Miss Ina Robertson of Chicago baa
opened a borne for working girls.
where board and room can be had for
from 2 to $3 a week. Luncheon is 3
cents extra. The hotel Is prettily fur
nished. The sleeping rooms contain
two beds, and everything for the com
fort of boarders is done. No religious
requirements are exacted, the boarder
being free, aside from regulations pre
vailing fn all first class hotels.
The home is self supporting and" ac
commodates 23. Plans are being made
to increase. Its capacity to four times
as many, and in time it Is heped by
the. management that branches will be
established In all parts of the city.
The following firms are recommended to readers of The Ar
gus as prepared to serve patrons to the best possible
advantage, and worthy of business confidence:
Ask yonr Gro
cer for it and get
a Cook Book free.
Bolts made to
Cleaning and re-
S airing promptly
one at I owes
Second are. and
AOAOEMV OF THE
conducted by the
sisters of the visi
tation, 293 Fifth
avenue. Boole Is
land. Tbe Acad
tbe new academy
will be opened
Monday, Sept. 18.
MU8IO, ART. EL
and tbe languages.
S tatlonery and
611 Seventeenth St.
Rook Island, 111,
1. 1, LK1THBB,
Street, Book Is
E. F. Stroehle
Chicago papers de
livered and orders
taken tor all peri
odicals. 1681 Third avenue.
Hall & Co.
If. SOSlf A,
AND ALL KINDS
Hides, wool ATal
low. Highest price
paid whether la
small or large
or ear load lota.
Bock Island, HL
Colon a Sand
Sawed building stone,
Ashlar and Trimmings
For cheapness, durability and
beauty excelled by none. This
tone does not wash or color the
wall with alkali, etc Plans sent
ds for estimates will receive
careful attention and be returned
promptly a oar expense.
Quarries 12 miles from Bock
Island on the C B. A Q. R. R.
' Trains Nos. 5 and 10 will stop
and let visitors off and on.
Bridge stone, corn crib
blocks and foundation
tone, any size desired.
8amples of Stcne and Photos of
buildings can. be seen at Room
No. 12, Mitchell & Lynda's build
AJ3THUS BIJRRALU Manager
Bock Island or Colons. DX
For Drank enoess aoo
in U. 5..
are prepared to
do bending, punch
ing and cutting.
Also heavy or
light fort Big
Drop forging a
110 Nineteenth St
24th St. and
3rd Ave. Kock
THOMAS VAN TUYL,
and all general light
115-1 15 West Seventeenth street.
at moderate pri
L. A. Book
for Furnace Use.
B. 8. BACH MAW
in town to
1605 Second avenue.
Book Island, II L
Second - Street,
IF POISONOUS DRUGS HAVE FAILED
TO CURE TOU, TRT NATURE'S
PROF. W. A. JACOBS, the great
Btagnetle Healer will cure you
of any disease In a short time with
out the use of drugs.
Office: Flat No. 1 Industrial
Home building, Rock Island.
Office hours 10 to 12 a m., 2. to 6 p. m.,
Tbe next session
7th, IHMi. Philo
Far terms and full
t3 REV. J. T. A.
tWS, Fourth Are. ARGUS
Island & Pe
July 26, August 1 and Au
LIMIT IS DATS
Call at R, I & P. Ticket of
fice or address M. A. FATTER-
L SON, General Passenger Agent. N
ti Pn.1, T.l.nH Til N
Xktate of Frederick Biz, deceased.
The undersigned bavins teea appointed
executor of toe last will and testa-
Bat of Frederick Rlx, late of the
eouaty of Roek Island, state of Illinois,
deceased, hereby gives notice that he will
appear Before tne eoonty court or hock
laiand county, at the county eourt room, la
the city of Bock Island, at the September term.
on the first Monday In September next, at
which time au peraons hiring claims acalnftt
said estate are notified and requested to at
tend, for the purpose of harms; tne same ad-
All persona Indebted to said estata are
requested to make hrimedlaf payment to
Dated this &ta day or June, a. d. itoo.
A. H. LiiHJE&a, xeeator.
7. T. Hasill,
OOlce In Masonic
80 to 13:00 s, rn.
1:30 tO:S0p, nv
Bock Island, III.
la public schools.
Private studio In V.
ffffl-' t.A' buuHir.
omce hours. 4 to 6
and 7 to 9 p. m. aud
aU day Saturdays.
O. D. DO RAN,
work a specialty
If you Intend do
ing any building call
Shop and residence
at No. 12S4 Thirty
eighth street. Book
F. J. Steele, Pro.
1709 Second av.,
Tour entire ward
robe cleaned and
pressed for II per
month. Work called
for and delivered.
a new invention.
230 Bridge Avenue,
AVENPORT, I A.
2100 Fifth ave.
tleth St. sod
We give the
for the least
Tom A. Marshal i
Mwe DtTAcr li wee
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Karw Wiodaor, IU.
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