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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 12, 1900..,
Useful and Beautiful Articles
Appropriate for Holidays,
Tailor Made Suits, Dress and Walking
Skirts, Silk and Wool Waists, Jackets,
Box Coats, Capes. Wrappers, Petticoats,
Dressing Sacques, Far Scarfs, Collarettes,
Jackets and Millinery.
Now for an Enormous Decem
In the useful practical articles, this
store ofTcrs jou the most attrjclivs
stock at a
Guaranteed Saving of 15 to
33 Per Cent
From the regular sellirg prici- and
in some instances for half what
yon can get the same goods for
114-116 West Second Street,
Patterns that Please
at Prices that Please.
Don't worry about the fit, stye and
workmanship. We attend to that. We
want pleased patrons, the kind that
stay- We care for the quality, you care
for the price.
Imported Goods at Domestic Goods
LAPITZ, THE TAILOR.
321 Brady Street,
TOO C M.SOLV MISS IT ir TOW CO
Rock ballast, heavy steel, modern locomotives. Nock
signals and electric headlights. vestihuIeJ trains, fast time,
convenient schedules. Observation, Cafe and Parlor Cars,
Drawinroom Sleepers. Free Reclining Chairs and Palace
).tv Coaches you get all these when you travel via the
IJueen & Crescent Route.
Through daily tcrvLc from Cincinnati t
, . J ville. New Orleans. Ijiksninjilc-, M. Augu
HAVANA 1 TjT!i J inJ
1 ':;t t") V. A BcVlcr. N. P. A.. 1 1 ? A Jam
O.i. jijo, for free horks, naps anj informal
Notice of Final 8ettlmnt.
rotate of Maria Siiutoe. deceased".
To the heirs of :! fsiaic
yiiuMebiTfhf rutinfilthnpn iiirtT the
5 h (1st of January. H'l. the a3mim-raenr of
said estate will present to the mnmijeoii'l
of Kno Ilnd eountv. at Rock Inland. 1 it
noi. bt fnal reoert of his. et and d injr. x
such amiisi ratoranrt alr the court lobe
discharged f r co aaT aed U farther duties and
re-ponsiMltie oonneced with saH estate.
an-1 bis admiOKration thereof, at which time
and olac to may b oreent and resist such
application If you choose to do o.
S. R KiitwoiiiT. Administrator.
We have made
Preparations to make
This month show a lib ral
Increase over the
Immense business of a
Year ago. Our stocks
Are more extensive,
Greater in variety
And choicer in
VIA THE QUEEM CHCSCCHT ROUTE.
Xotleo of Final ftettlemant.
F St ale of Jermnnh IVe 4Jiatie. deeaed
Public notice la hereby lyen that te un
Jcr".fned administrator h this tfav fl'ed his
deal report and settlement a such in the
count t c urt of Rock Island eoanty, and that
an oi-derbaa t-en entered b Md murt m-p-ovine
the savl rfnort unleaa ob;ect'ons
thereto o cau to the contrary be shown on
or be'o-e the nth day of itecemb'. A. I.
lJif, and upon the tinal approval of aaid report
te said almlniiitrato will a It to be dis
charge). All persons Interested are notified
Hock Island. Ill , Vot. 27. 1J00
J. H. rusTK. Administrator.
TKCY SLEEP HANGING UP. I
Slothr. and Bat Suspend TBeairlren
Tlit-re is oiw ai.iu.al which lives en
tirely in trees, but is able to maintain
Us position d bring slumber without tlie
least exercise of muscular force. Tnis
is the sloth, common In the forests of
tropical America. Its long claws are so
bent that they hook over the branches
and allow the creature to hang upside
down like an animated hammock. Cu
riously enough, the hammock appears
to be a South American invention and
is universally employed by all the In
dian tribes of the Amazons. Perhaps
the primitive human dwellers in this
region took to sleeping in hammocks
after observing the habits of the sloth.
The great ant eater, which is both a
kinsman and fellow countryman of, the
sloth, has an enormous tail, which it
uses in a very remarkable manner. I
recently saw two of these strange aul
inals lying together asleep, and they
had arranged their tails so cleverly
tliat their whole bodies were hidden
from view. Moreover, it was evident
that this caudal covering would afford
excellent protection from the weather,
for the central solid part of the tails
acted as a kind of ridge pole over the
highest part of the sleepers' lodies. so
that the lng fringes of hair sloped
downward on each side like the thatch
upon a roof.
Like the sloths, many kinds of bats
sleep suspended by their hrxiked claws
without any muscular exertion what
ever. Some of the large fruit eating
bats of the tropics, which do not sleep
in holes like the sjM'cies common in
southern latitudes, but which hang sus
pended to the branches of trees in the
open air, adopt a position which it
would le difficult to beat for economy
and comfort, f JouM's fruit eating bat,
oiiinion in tli!" warmer parts of Aus
tralia, suspends itself upside down by
one hind foot and wraps its body in the
tentlike folds of its wing membranes,
which extend right down to the an
kles. Its shoulders, to which the mem
brane is attached, are humped up so as
to act as 'eaves to shoot off the rain,
and when asleep it draws its head un
der their shelter and nestles its nose
among the warm fur of its -hest.
SAVED BY PALMISTRY.
Taltered Inrilt (final Prove III Case
ly linnlnK Ilia llnmla.
"Iteasoniiig from anteciMleiit proba
bility," said the Justice to a prisoner
with a soppy hat and a turned down
mouth, "I would say that when this
p.ilii-eni.'iii accuses yon of being a
mi m p h-; Is speaking with a high re
gard for the truth."
"Knowing little about logic." the de
fendant replied. "1 am unable to say
whether I am guilty on that proof. Hut
by palmistry 1 am innocent. My life
line is good, my capacity f:r hard
work is simply astonishing, and my
confidence in my own ability is su
perb." "Score on" for palmistry. Now hold
up your hands."
They went up.
"I can't tell whether you have work
ed by the looks of those hands." said
the justice. "Hut in the interest of the
spread of knowledge I will digress and
say to you that an article known as
soap was invented some years ago."
"Never heard of it," said the prisoner
cheerfully, "and I know just as much
aliotit my guilt or innocence as I do
aliout soap. You might try me by a
jury of my peers."
"Your peers are too busy telling fairy
tales to bartenders on this muggy
Horning to come out to help the ends
of justice. The dollar they'd get for
jury service would make them die of
"A doctor told me I'd never have
that." the prisoner said.
"I'm not intensely Interested in the
state of your health." the justice said
coldly. "I don't know whether you're
a tramp, and neither do you. I am in
clined to the opinion that you are, but
I guess no policeman will arrest you
ln-tween here and the corner."
The prisoner made the trial trip suc-
cessfullv and was seen no more. Chi
"Low Xeck ninnera."
A few days ago a lady in pursuit of a
cook was interviewing and being inter
viewed at a certain employment bu
reau. I snail want you to go into ttie
countrv with me." she remarked to the
mighty iersonagc, who was eying her
from head to foot. "Vest, mam; and do
yez have low neck dinners. mamV"
Mrs. Cook Inquired. "'Low neck din
ners:' What do you mean by that?"
said the lady. "Well. mam. do yez eat
yez dinner in low neck dresses? 1 hev
a fri'nd who says she'll not take no
place unless the family eats in low
necks, an I thought I wouldn't either."
So this is what we are all coming to!
Not even otir domestics will endure
"plain living." and if one wants a $'
cook she can't have her without prom
ising to "cat ia low necks." Ioston
The Dos' Watehf nines.
The dojr's watchfulness, so much and
so thoughtlessly Iaudtd as the expres
sion of his devotion to man. is merely
the instinctive watchfulness neeessarv
to his safety in a wild state anil is a
characteristic which he would exorcise
quite as readily for his own kind and
the preservation of his lair as he would
for the benefit "f man. When be barks
at strange dogs or gives warning at
night of the approach of strangers, it
should not lie overlooked that he con
siders his own home is ilistnrlcd.
though it may be the home of his mas
ter. Miih henils on the ioii:t of
view. It. Waters in Forest and Stream.
Afloat and Aebore.
"How about that Atlantic liner?"
"Oh. she's safe enough. There's
rumor ashore that she's afloat."
"That's g.xx!. I heard there wm
racier sfioat that she was ashore."
PRESENTS FOR HIS WIFE.
The tVorm'i Starr of Bow Ha Final-
.Came to Tom.
"Hello, old man! What have ycra in
all those bundles?" asked a gay, airy
young bachelor of a careworn, solemn
looking young men as they met in a
suburban railway train.
"Presents for my wife," was the sen
tentious reply. "It's her birthday."
"Well, what are you bringing your
wife in that package from your tai
lor's?" gayly pursued the bachelor.
"Trousers,"' was the answer.
"Yes, I rcieat trousers. Just you
listen. On my birthday my wife got
me three or four beautiful lace hand
kerchiefs, such as women carry at aft
ernoon teas and such places, and a
black velvet hat with high feathers,
one of the three story kind that ob
struct your view of the stage in the
theater. They looked mighty well on
her, and she asked me if I wasn't hav
ing a nice birthday,
"Well, I didn't mind that very much,
but when Christmas came I got anoth
er deal of the same sort. I gave my
wife a pretty gold ring. She gave me
a turquoise ring too small to go over
any of my knuckles, and she vyears it
now next to the one I gave her. But
that wasn't the worst of it. She got
her sister to give me some after dinner
coffee cups and my sister to make me a
lot of lace doilies. That was all I got
"Tomoirow is my wife's birthday.
In this package I am bringing her a
pair of trousers which I had made to
lay measure and which I shall wear.
In this parrel is a pair of the very best
patent shoes, size S' j. a good deal too
big for my wife; in this package is a
box of cigars, and In my pockets I
have a new meerschaum pipe and a
packet of tobacco. Now, I don't see
how she can fail to have a happy birth
day. Do you? I hope she'll enjoy It,
for I want to get even for all the pret
tv things she has given me." London
THEY WERE ALL SCARED.
A Caae of Hiithnii) Robbery With a
What the hero of this story kicks
about is the fact that his wife forgot
her sacred word never to say auything
regarding il. His business keeps him
out late, and he frequently.cai rios con
siderable money. When footpads are
reported in evidence, he gets as near
home as he can by street car and then
takes the best lighted route to his
fine night he had reached the front of
iis own place and had just drawn a
long sigh of relief when the order
"Hands up:" startled him into compli
ance. One man held a gun in the im
mediate neighborhood of his ear ami
nnother systematically robbed him of
everything worth carrying off. The or
der then was that he walk around the
block so as to defer the use of his tele
phone, and it was clearly stated that,
any attempt to turn back, run or call
for help would result in his being
r.efore lie reached the corner it
struck him that the voice of one of the
men sounded familiar and then that its
owner was a near neighbor 'greatly
given to practical joking. Hack he
went on tiptoes, his revolver in his
right hand, and surprised the footpads
as they were dividing the spoils. He
made them lay everything on tho walk,
and when they straightened up await
ing the next order he discovered that
Ixith were total strangers. His hand
dropied from sheer terror, and then
the robbv'rs ran one way, while he
sprinted the other. Half an hour later
he, his wife and a lantern, a revolver
ami the hired girl went out and found
his money," watch, papers and diamond
pin. His wife simply ruined the story
bv telling It first. Detroit Free Press.
,A Clever Canary.
A lady wno had lost a canary hap
pened to be attracted by a bird that
was hopping alout in Its cage in the
front w indow of a house in New York.
Thinking that it looked very like her
own. she knocked at the house door
and asked a few (juestious about it.
She was told that it had been found
one cold morning sitting on the win
dow sill and was taken in and cared
for. The lady said her bird could per
form the pretty feat of picking up a
pin and sticking it in the carpet. l?o
ing allowed to test this bird, the cage
door was opened ami a pin thrown on
the Moor. The canary at once rlew
down to it. picked it up In its bill and
cleverly stuck it upright in the carpet,
after which it burst into song, as if re
joicing at its success. The folk of the
house, be!ievii!jbe lady had proved
her ownership of the bird, permitted
her. says Little Folks, to take the
songster away to her home.
On tbe KdKr.
A little bov fell out of the bed at his
home in Idlewild some nights ago. and
when his mother and some of the oth
er members of the family teased him
:ibout it he felt verv much as if he had
done something disgraceful and cried
as if his little heart would break.
His mother saw that she was on the
wroncr tack, so she ceased to tease hitn.
and made the others juit doing so and
made a show of sympathy' by asking:
My child, now on earth uni you
coute to fall out of bed?"
! flon'f know, mother" he renlied.
"unless I went to sleep right where I
got in. Memphis scimitar.
rockrlrd the Insalt.
At the close of a performance givii
as a benelit to John Krongham. the ac
tor and dramatist, "ne of the audience
threw ujmmi the stage a purse of gold.
r.roughar.i picked it up and after exam
ining it said. "Ladies and gentlemen.
c:rcuinsia!i-cs -oii!pcl me to pocket the
insult, but. looking grim. "I should
like to ce the man wbo would dare to
I ;4 a i
1 nff "
I J free
The word "bedlam" is a corruption
of the word "I'.ethlehem" and originat
ed as a synonym for chaos at the time
when the house of IJethlehem, occu
pied by a sisterhood of Loudon, became
an insane asylum. The treatment of
the insane in the early part of the six
teenth century was not well under
stood, aud. according to the theories
then prevalent, it was necessary to
frighten the patient out of his lunacy.
All sorts of awful expedients were re
sorted t;. among them "surprise tloors."
which slipped from under the feet:
'surprise baths" and floggings at the
periods of most severe illness; henee.
the name "bedlam," the result of in
eorreet spelling, possibly, came easily
to stand for awful things.
Ior Sir. McKlroy.
Mrs. McKiroy- Where is Mr. MrKl
Junior rartner fbuie out to g-.t a
now ribbon for he typewriter.
.Mrs. MeKlroy (glaring at the blond
girl at the little side deski He has.
has he? Well. Mr. MeKlroy will just
buy some ribbons and other things for
his wife and daughters. That person
is all Huffed up with ribbons now.
I Denver News.
.luxt Saved II In Life.
It was a thrilling escape that
Charles Davis, of Bowerston. (J., late
ly bad from a frightful death. For
two jears a severe lung; trouble con
stantly grew worse until it seemed he
must die of consumption. Then he
began to use Dr. King's New Discov
ery aDd lately wrote: -It gave in
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all throat, chest and lung troubles.
Price 50 cents and $1. Every bottle
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Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second
avenue, Rock Island; Gustavo Schle
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Sl.OOO Worth of Uoocl.
A. H. Thurness of Wills Creek Coal
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stones, with excruciating pain. Other
medicines only gave relief. After
takiDg Foley's Kidney Cure the result
was surprising. A few doses btarted
the brick dust, like line stones, etc.,
and now I have no pain across my
kidneys and I feel like a new man.
Foley's Kidney Cure has done me
$1,000 worth of good." For sale by
Go3hen, "III., Genesee JPure Food
company, Le Koy, N. Y. Dear Sirs:
Some days since a package of your
Grain-O preparation was left at my
oflice. I took it home and gave it a
trial, and 1 have to say J was very
much pleased with it as a substitute
for coffee. We have always used the
best Java and Jlocha in our family
but I am free to say I like the Grain-O
ai well as the best coffee I ever drank.
A. C. Jack sos, M. D.
The fceot Salve In the World
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pain in the head,
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pain in the face,
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ddi) Ifreatpft cooflipBiicatBoeis
you have headaches, figure 1.
flushing of face upon small or slight exertion, figure 2.
choking sensations and difficult breathing, figure 3.
irregular fluttering heart, figure 4.
cold hands and feet.
Men and women find comfort ar.d new !ife in Hudyan. Hudyan
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elements. Hudyan cures women ot troubles peculiar to her sex Just
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THE QUESTION OF YOUR HEALTH is a vital one therefore you cannot
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ience In the treatment of chronic diseases.
DR. WALSH'S large private practice and extensive experience as snrgeon-ln-chief
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Office 124 West Third Street M'Culiongh Building. Davenport, la.
Rock Island Savings Bank
Booh Island. 111.
Incorporated Under the
Monet Loaned Ok Personal Collateral Ob Rkal Estate Secubitt.
J. M. Buford, President.
John Crubauftn, Vice President.
P. Oreenawait, Cashier.
Be. an business Ju!7 s, :?, and oaeuplea
S. . corner of Mitchell
JOHsT M. PABIDOH.
PAIJIDON & SON
PAINTERS AND DECORATORS
Shop 419 RtvantMinth
Notice of Publication Chancery.
State of Illinois, I
Rock Island County, I M'
In the Circuit Court In Chancery.
Hulda Strand vs. Charles Sir and. In Chan
Affidavit of non-residence of the defend
ant, Charie Utraud, havlnjr been tiled In the
clerk's office of the circuit court of said coun
ty, notice Is therefore hereby trlven tu the said
non-rcsldent deferdant that rfae complainant
has tiled her bill of complaint in said court, on
the chancery side tberecf. on the id day of
June. 1KC0. and that thereupon a summons Is
sued out of biiid court, wherein sa'd buit in now
pending, return t,i i n the third Monday io
toe month of September next, as is by law re
quired Now. u Die km you. the ttaid non-resident
defendant above named. Charles fctrand,
hbail perotia,ly be and appear befote raid cir
cuit court, oo the tirst day of the next term
thereof, to be bolden at Hocic Inland in and for
the said eountv. on the tirt Monday in May
Dt-xt. arjd plead, answer or demur to the said
complain an is bill of complaint, the nase and
the matters and thintfs therein chanced and
stated will be taken as confessed, and a de
cree entered against you accorain? to the
prayer of sld bill.
GroKCE W. G vMiiLK, Clerk.
Rock Island. Illinois. Dec. .
E. Ii. Cctkh. Complainant's Solicitor.
Estate of Charles W. Negus, deceased.
The undersigned bavins; oeen appointed ex
ecutrix of the last will and testament of
;barles W. Ne?us. late of the county of Rock
Island, state of Illinois, deceased, hereby (fives
notice that she will appear before the county
court of Rock Island county, at tbe county
court room. In the .city of Kock is
land, at the February term, on the fint Mon
day In February next, at which time ail per
sons havlr.f claims against said estate are
cotlSed and requested to attend, for tbe pur
pool having tbe same adjusted.
All persons Indebted to said estate are re
quested to majce immediate payment to tea
Dated this 4th day of December. A. D. 1900
Ioa M. Nxocs, Executrix.
pain in the liver,
pain in the kidneys,
pain over bowels,
bearing down pain.
San Francisco, Gala.
DR. J. E. WALSH,
Pormerly of Cblnafro, e-Surgeon-lo
-Culef of bt.
Four Per Cent Paid on
H. S. Cable,
H. I. Hull,
K. W. Hurst,
i. M. Buford
SnllAltnrr J salmon and Hur
HENRY A. PAKjr ON
State of Illinois,
Rock Island County. I
In tbe circuit court, January term, A. D.
Kvalrvinvs Charles Irvin. In chancerv
Aftldavit tb.t ihe resldenceof Charles Irvin
Is unknown and that on dlllnent Inquiry his
place of residence cannot be unctrialnc",
having been bled In the olllcc of the
clerk of said circuit court of Rock Is
land county, notice Is bereliy Klvcn to
the said defendant, that the cori-plaiuanl has
tiled her nlil of compialnt In said court, on the
chancery Mde thereof, on ihe UImI day of Nov.
. U. VjiH), and that a summons thereupon
Issued out of said court Hif-iost said defend
ant, returnable on the 7lh day of January. A.
I). I'jOI, to the circuit court ol a d Itoek lilanil
county, to be ho'den at the court rouse In tbe
city of hock Island, as is lv law required.
Now, therefore, unless you, tbe said
Charles Irvin sha 1 personally be and ap
pear before tbe said circuit court of
Kock Island county, on the first day of the
next term thereof . to be holden at the court
bouse In the city of Hock Island in said county,
on the 7th day of January. A. U. 1101, and
plead, answer or demur to the said complain
ants bill of comoltint. the same, and tbe mat
ters and thiniff therein charged and stated,
will be taker, as confessed, and a decree
entered against you according to tbe prayer
of said bill.
In testimony whereof. I have hereunto set
my band and affixed the seai of said coMrt, at
my ufllce in Kock island, this 21st day of No
vember, A. D. IjOI.
(,r'K W. Gamiii.k. Clerk.
SK4HLK & Marshall Complainant's feolicl
wir. Nov : A. V-.
Don't Be Fooledi
Take tbe cenolne, original
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Price, 35 cents. col&
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