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THEgltOOK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 1889.
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WOMAN AND HOME.
HOW TO KEEP A SLEEPING ROOM
COMFORTABLE AND HEALTHFUL.
Field for Woman' HkJll and Industry.
. Facta About th Cars of the Uttlo
Onea Baba In Conwtta Suggestion for
the Housekeeper' Benefit.
The care of tho chambers in a house is an
Important part of tho housewife's duty. Thoy
are not so difficult to keep In order providing
they are not neclwrtexl, but looked after each
day as carefully as the housewife's time will
allow. There are parts of the housework that
may be slighted when tho housekeeper is in a
hurry, but that part should never be tho
chamber work. The health of tho household
demands that this work should be done prop
rly. A carelessly enred for sleeping room
is as much to be dreaded os an ill kept draiu
pipe, for either will bring t he doctor to the
house more frequently than most people
Home women are In 6uch a hurry to got
their chamber work done that the beds are
never properly aired There is seldom a ne
cessity for this hurried work only in the
mind of the housewife, who sees nothing but
untidiness lu an tmuimlo bed. To be sure, a
bed stripped of its covering and left to air
does not look as tidy as when made nice and
smooth, but as health should always take
precedence of looks, that alone ought to suf
fice when airing the room. An hour is the
least time that ought to bo allowed for the
airing of the IhxI, and no bed ought ever be
tuado without hnvlng lvn properly aired in
this way. To be sure, more airing is to be
desired, but, nevertheless, where there is
sickness the airing ought only to be done ac
cording to the advice of a physician.
Before leaving the room in the morning,
after dressing, remove ull t?ie coveriug from
the bed and place across chairs. Shake up
the pillows aud put on vLuif, shake tho bed,
but do not turn it over, but let it lio flat just
at it was when occupied. Remove from the
room all waste water, throw down the win
dows from the top, close tho door and let it
remain for half au hour, then go in, turn the
bed and covering, and let air as long as de
sired. When ready make the bed, and
usually a slight brushing of the room is not
out of place. This ou,'ht to bo done with a
damp broom (not a wet one) and littlo dust
will arisn. Then empty wntte baskets, hair
receivers, etc.. and thoroughly dust tho room
with a cloth kept particularly for this pur
pose, wipe out tho toilet set and fill the
pitcher with clean waU-r. Komove the soiled
towels and plm-e clean ones in their stead. If
there is a stove in the room, wipe it over,
brush up the oilcloth or sine under it aud
wipe with a dry cloth.
When a general cleaning is necessary,
which in a room used ordinorily ought to bo
about once in two weeks, more time will
have to be given to tho work than that of
every day. Dust aud remove all small orna
ments and furniture that is movable into
another room. Throw up the curtains as for
as they will go, and open the windows. Re
move and shake well tho covering from the
bed, lift off feather led nnd mattress, and
dust thoroughly the springs, slats and bed
stead. llepUce mnttresi und bed and leave
to air. When ready, ruako the bed the same
as usual and cover the whole with an old
heet, or piece of calico kept for this purpose.
Take some coarse corn menl duinpened just
enough to make it adhere together, and
shake it on the carpet next the wall. Sweep
a space lurgo chough to fit the b$d and
wheel the bed into it. Sweep the rest of the
room in the suiuo way, taking cure that none
of the sweepings go under the bed, or the
dusting of tliis article will have to be done
over. When the whole floor fans lieen gone
over, take up tho sweepings, close the door
and let the dust settle.
- When it is settled, dust what remains in
the room. If the mantel is of marble, wash
In amnujuift wuter and wipo with a dry cloth.
Wipe tho window sills and around the door
knobs with a cloth wrung out of ammonia
water. Replace the furniture and ornaments
previously removed, adjust the curtains, un
cover the bed, and tho room is finished.
Where there is an invalid, never sweep the
room while the person is in it, no matter how
dirty, but wijie the carpet or floor with a
cloth that Las been wrung out of ammonia
water and is only damp enough to lift the
dust. Boston Budget.
The Practical Woman.
As I have said before, man has the ad
vantage of possession; life is the survival of
the fittest; and since man has the vantage
ground, only those women who are armed
with tho same weapons, have the same deter
mination to succeed and the same stake to
losa will gain the same footing. I do not
mean to accuse man of nnv more injustice
than comes of this strupglo for life; as I have
said business is business. No man pays for
anything more tuau he is compelled to pay.
Let our girls become really thorough sales
women, both wholesale and retail, even if it
comes to traveling; let them practically learn
printing, engraving, designing, light cabinet
wook, stenography, book keeping, watch
making, gold-mithing, dres1fcaking (at
which the -practical woman sometimes
makes a fortune) auy of the hundreds of
things for which their nimble and delicate
fingers, native wit nnd taste, quick percep
tions and faithful perseverance, fit them, and
let them learn it as a business thoroughly,
honorably, with the determination to be first
class workwomen, and soon they will share
the pay as well as tho work of men. And be
lieve ni, our girl will be no less fitted to be a
good, loving wife and mother, if she sees fit
to marry; and she will not be driven into a
thoughtless marriage to escape the drudgery
of earning tho pittance which will not sup
port her, nor of making a sacrifice, which is
generally considered to be even- more dis
graceful than that. Think of this, you who
bemoan the thousands of unhappy marriages
and the frequency of divorce. And if she is
left, as so many women ore left, with chil
dren depending on her for support, she is in
no worse roudition than the widower who is
left with them to care for. Think of this,
you who may be widows.
I will say here thnt men liave objected to
this idea, saying that if women are self sup-
rirting tbey will not care to marry. Surely,
reply, if a mau depends upon his money
alonwto attract and keep, the time baa ar
rived when womun should compel him to
make himself worthy of her love and her
There are many bright instances where
women have met and understood this con
dition of affairs, and have gono to work like
men and made themselves valuable. They
have something which they can do better
than other women and as well as a man. And
I am glad to aay that my experience has been
that such women are admired, appreciated
ad valued. As one old business man said to
me, "If you want a faithful, trustworthy em-
ertye, have a woman who understands her
isiaess." Woman has every element of
success in her; teach her to bring it to bear on
the situation. I E. Ilolman in The Century.
Kducatlno; the Hands.
In 1800 Esther Lloyd, the daughter of a
wealthy land owner in the western part of
Virgiria, was nt north for a year or two of
"finishing" at a fashionublo school. When
she returned, sho could play on the guitar
nnd ling ballads very sweetly ; could parse in
"Paradise Lost," bound tho chief countries of
Europo and nnmo tho planets, and she was an
expert in wax und Mlugree work.
She married after three years, and her
knowledge of domestic affairs was such that
she at ouco took charge of n lurgo household
of white and black servants, whom she gov
erned with skill and tact.
The establishment was almost complete
within itself. Weaving, spinning, tailoring,
the making up of every kind of garment, the
curing of meat, SViry work, the preservation
of every kind of food were carried on under
She was an expert nurso, and capable of
prescribing for her children and slaves in
simple ailments. Without "culture," as it is
Known now, her manners were line, stately.
yet gracious. Thoy were those natural to a
woman of kiudly feeling who has long had
toe namt or authority.
Her grauddaughter. another Esther, born
fifty years later, came home from college
familiar with countless facts and lines of
.uuuituk ui woicu tno urst festber never
bswrd. The younger woman was skilled in
tne higher mathematics and in four lan
guages. But her hous-bold, when she married, was
left in tho care of ill trained, paid servants.
She did not know how the food which they
spoiled should be cooked. When her child
was ill, she could not spread a plaster or
fasten a bandage, but was forced to leave
him wholly to the care of a nurse.
Her clothing was bought ready made; noth
ing in her home bore evidence of her skill,
taste or care. With all her cleverness and
knowlodgo, she lacked some ability, some
skill, which gave to the older woman a defi
nite placo and power in her generation.
In how many families would these true
pictures find a place?
In tho days of our grandmothers educa
tion for women was limited. Tbey found an
outlet for their intelligence and energy in
household affairs. When the chances of edu
cation were given to tho women of tho next
generation, they slighted the humble domestic
arts as menial and uniutellectuaL
Within tho last few years the most thought
ful women are turning back to them again.
They insist that the training of their daugh
ters shall rouke them familiar with the sick
room as well as tho laboratory, and teach
them to use kitchen utensils at leas.' as skill
fully as tho brush and palette.
Iu tho public schools of some of our largest
cities sewing and cooking are taught to the
girls, and in several of the higher class of
privuto schools courses in nursing aro given.
Tho Companion would not deter any young
girl from taking the highest coarse open to
her in classical, scicutillc or artistic educa
tion; she may some time find use for such
But every woman some timo in her life re
quires a knowledgo of homckeeping and the
care of tho sick. Whilo she seeks the kind of
education open to both her and her brother,
let her not despise that necessary to her as a
woman only. Youth's Companion.
Superstitions Concerning Babies.
Among Vosges peasants children lxru at
new moon hnvo their tongues better huug
than others, while those born at tho last
quarter havo less tongue, but reason better.
A daughter born during the waxen moon is
A pair of tongs or knifo put in tho cradle
will satixfy the Welsh mother as to her
child's safety. Tho knife is also used in ports
A small bit of red ribbon is all the Rou
manian iufutit requires to secure it from
harm, whilo the Esthonian mother attaches
a bit of asufctida to the child's nock. Garlic,
salt, breud nnd sicnk urc first put iu the
cradle of n new born child iu Holland. A
suflicicnt preventive for an Irish babe is a
bolt mode of women's hair.
In lower Brittany on the birth of a child
neighboring women at once Uiko it iu chargo,
wash it, crack its joints and rub its head with
oil "to solder tho cranium boues." It is then
wrapped up in a tifeht bundle and its lips
moistened with brandy "to make it a full
Breton," says Tho Manchester Uuion.
Iu modern 15 recce tho mother, before put
titig tho chili! iu its cradle, turns three times
around before the lire whilo hinging her fa
vorite song to ward awnv evil spirits.
In Sootlund it is also said that to rock the
empty oradlo will insure the coming of other
occupants for it.
If j'ou rock the crnille empty.
Then you shall have babies pleuty.
Tho Swedish mother puts a look under the
head of tho new bom infant that it may be
quick at readiug, nnd puts money into tho
first bath to guarantee its possession in the
The Turks load the child with amulets as
soon as it is born, and a small bit of mud
well steeped iu a jar of hot water, prepared
by previous charms, is stuck on its fore
head. In Spain the child's face is swept with a
piue tree bough.
Divorces in England are re,.rded as al
most disgraceful, no matter on which side is
tho divorce. Of course here, as elsewhere,
the man is more readily forgiven than the
womun. Legal separation is tolerated, but
divorce is best for tho freedom of the woman
divorced, who may thus go alout without
undue social stir vuilluuce. Legally separated,
sho is forced to be nun like in her rigid ex
clusion from the gay outside world. Au
English spinster, untd she be well on in
years, lets very littlo freedom socially.
The English wife is freer. Still she is very
submissive to her good lord as a rule. But
in society's doings sho is autocrat absolutely.
An Englishman may not drag "Tom, Dick
or Harry" home to dinner without an invita
tion being given by his Wife. Failing that,
he takes such friend or friends to his club.
Business topics are never canvassed at Eng
lish dinners at home. It is bad form to dis
cuss a man's business occupation. Often the
nature of it is unknown to even intimate
An English womau counts the bearing of
children as her truest womanly dignity.
Atony children are many blessings, from the
queen on tho throne down to the humblest
tradesman's wifo, a present from the queen
being given to the mother of triplets. To
suckle one's own children is obligatory. Vic
toria suckled hers. But Princess Beatrice
employs a wet nurse to take her natural
place. "A lost Even England is becoming
thus Americanized, to quote from a popu
lar Loudon physician. Cor. Sun Francisco
Women and Comets.
The assertion has an odd sound, but it is
probably true, that not ten women out of a
hundred have the faintest conception of what
it would feel like to have a na'ural, unfettered
body. Within a few weeks tho writer has
asked twenty-eight women at what age they
first put Dn corsets. Thirteen of them said
thoy coiad not rememlier the time when they
had not worn them. Their earliest recollec
tions of themselves and their dress included
corset woists and corset lacings. One New
York physician estimated that city girls are
corseted on an averuge when 7 years old.
Another sys that her inquiries would lead
her to put it at 4 years.
Women grow up in corsetA and harmonize
with their environments. They put on cor
sets in the morning before they do their
shoes, and do not think they could comb their
hair without stays. They live in corsets,
and would bo thoroughly uncomfortable
without them. They haven't developed mus
cles to get along without support. As yet
the corset might be made at least unobtru
sive. It used to tie the proper thing to wear
an under Imdice of shape and thinness to hide
or disguise the outline of the contrivance of
whaletiones and steels. Nowadays nothing
Of .the sort seems to be necessary. The cor
set is prominent as if paraded outside the
gown. Tbo fashion plate marks its top and
bottom distinctly, and as for the woman her
self, look ut the next ono you see on a horse
car, and you can sketch her corset very ac
curately over the margin of your nowspaper.
Gypsy Fortune Tellers.
No person who lias not leen a dweller
in tho gypsy camp would believe the ex
tent to which these clover pretenders are
consulted, both in respect to revelations
of the future and in regard to physical
ailments. Thousands of iKjrsona go to
the Romany soothsayer who would be
ashamed to confess faith in tho predic
tions of the Jcsa pretentious fortune
teller. Tho sum charged for an inter
view with tho BorecreKH ranges from 60
centB to $li; according to the length of
time and the estimate placed upon the
resources of the interviewer. If consulta
tions are repeated tho gypsy woman fre
quently realizes $51) or 100 from a ninglo
Many an ailing person who has found
no relief from the advice of learned phy
sicians seeks the smooth speaking gypsy
woman who deals in herb concoctions
that sho calls medicine. Tho mixture
made by the unscrupulous quack, who is
scarcely acquainted with the least hy
gienic law tuid entirely ignorant of the
requirements and functions of the body,
is bought and swallowed with faith in
its curative qualities. Oftentimes does
imagination thus effect remarkable bene
fits which are accredited to the wonder
ful Romany skill. Chicago Herald.
Theflargeat organ in the world is now
being built in London for Sydney. It
will cost about $75,000.
PROBABILITIES OF NIAGARA.
Chances That Am Liable to Take Place,
Estimated on tne Put.
If the rate of retrocession" remains during
the next 600 years as it ha been for the last
forty-five years, the inner eige of the Horse
shoe Fall will have passe 1 to the east of
Goat Island, and as the line of deepest water
is near the Canadian shore all the waters of
the river will pass over the Horseshoe Fall,
obliterating the American Fall entirely and
transforming Ooat Island into a peninsula,
on which the smaller islands of today, Bath,
Luna, Chapin, etc., will apnear as little hill
tops. The fall will then, perhaps, be higher than
today because the present descent of fifty
feet over tho rapids will be added to the
height of the cataract, minus the number of
feet needed to give the necessary current to
the river below, which at present is fifteen
feet to the milo. Considering that even now
tbo Horseshoe Fall no lon:;er recedes south
tm more east than south, which recession
will be more easterly yet in tho course of
time, it will have to 4ravel about five
miles in that direct! n before the
Niagara shale, which now .jeeupies the lower
half of the face of the fall, is under water;
and the retrocession by moans of undermin
ing is stopped. For at present the changes
that take place aro due to the fact that the
upper eighty feet of the fi ce is formed of a
hard limestone, while tho lower eighty feet
is composed of soft, easily crumbling shale,
which the spray can wash away with ease to
such an extent that the overlying limestones
lose their support, break off and tumble
down with a correspondin;; change in theap
lnraiiee of the edge of tie falls. Then the
changes will lie nccomplisned simply by the
eroding power of the water and the falls will
remain near tho northern e id of Grand Island
for a practically unlimited time. We thus
see that after the falls of t day have receded,
perhaps three-quarters of a mile, there will
be only one fall; when tha; one fall has trav
eled east and south four miles more and
reaches Grand Island, it wi 11 again be divided
into nn American and a Canadian cataract,
this time separated by Grand Island, and,
like the falls of today, tl e western branch
will carry the largest am Hint of water, will
recede faster and be the lower of the two in
height. The hope of finally having the falls
at Buffalo must bo abandoned, for from that
point of Grand Island to the city of Buffalo
only rapids can exist on account of the nature
of the underlying rock, which is soft.
As the retrocession of the Falls of Niagara
began in whut may be tailed, geologically,
the most recent period, l he time necessary
for it to arrive at its present site has had a
very important bearing upon the question of
the age of man on the A nerican continent.
As long as it was cons dered necessary to
claim several hundred usanl years for the
age of Niagara aloi.e, tho age of" the human
race had to be compu ted at perhaps half a
million of yeorsr no mat ter how little such
high figures agreed with other discoveries,
the rocky gorge of the iagara always pre
sented an insurmountable obstacle against
any reduction of time. Hut since we havo
discovered that after all ' he work of excava
tion could have been ao-omplisbed in ir
haps 3,000 years, our con putation of the age
of tbo human race has se tied down to rea
sonable figures, which g v to tho beds of
sand and gravel in which the oldest human
implements have leen foi nd an age of per
haps 40,000 to 60,000 yea and anthropolo
gists claim that all the fii.ts so far collected
agree well with the latter figure. Professor
rhe Effects of Overeating.
That not a few dig their graves with their
teeth is an undeniable fact . There are soma
the class is largely ma le up of women
who are insufficiently fl, but by far the ma
jority of jieople eat too much, and hence
severely tax their digest ve organs. Those
organs are active and strong only as the rest
of the system is so. A powerful robust man
has strong digestive powers, while he with
muscles soft and flabby fr jra dijuso must be
weak in those important functious. Coarse,
hearty food is well borne by the ono, while
the other -could uot pro;ierly dispose of it,
and would suffer in the attempt. It is safe
to say that very much of tho sickness which
now exists in the world would have been
avoided hod those who suffer wisely chosen
their food, eaten it at pro ier intervals and in
If a mini employed all day at his desk, un
able to take other exercise than u short walk
to and from his place of business, eats
heartily for breakfast of sausages, boiled
eggs aud sweet potatoes, washed down with
a cup of strong coffee, the chances are ha
will find he has overtaxes his digestion. But
at dinner time he will have, very likely, re
covered sufficiently to fet 1 equal to disposing
of a "boiled dinner" or fi oil nearly as hearty.
For two or three hours n 'ter that he is some
what dull aud heavy, and cannot seem to ac
complish much. Yet, on reaching home, he
has for supper cold me it, very likely fried
p tii toes, possibly eggs o i toast, some sauce
and coke or pie.
When he goes to bed :ie does not sleep at
once, or, if he does, !ie is disturbed by
dreams. The' next morning bis tongue is
dry. or he has a bad tast i, and his bead feels
dull and heavy. Tho significance of these
symptoms he does not try to understand, but
very likely attributes t lem to smoking be
fore going to lied, or some othor influence ns
far from the right one. And so lie goes on
day after day, until at last he is absolutely
forced to realize that he is a chronic dysjiep
tic and his whole system is broken down. At
first it would have been easy to remedy mat
ters, but not so after tl e fault bad existed
for a considerable length of timo. Once dys
pepsia is acquired and liecome chronic, it is
not so easy to cure, as all who have suffered
from it know. And the person who has it is
made liable to many ot ier serious diseases,
especially those which tome on insidiously.
A strong digestion is the surest safeguard
against many of the ills of modern life.
A Famous Election Ret.
Probably the most not ed election liet was
that made by Ruel Grid ley, of Austin, iJev.,
in 18Ci Ho bet that he would beat his op
ponent. The terms of t he wager demanded
that the loser should curry a sack of flour
from lower to upper Austin. Gridley lost,
and the day after election started on his trip,
accomjianied by the ntire population of
Austin. The question irose as to what dis
position should be ma le of the flour, and
some ingenious individ ml suggested that it
be sold at auction for tl e benefit of the west
ern sanitary commission. Gridley was auc
tioneer, and the lwig wis knocked down for
$250. The purchaser di clined to receive it,
and suggested that it be sold again. The idea
took like wildfire and tl e bag was sold again
and again, and before night the sum of $8,000
had been realized. Gridley saw fame for
him and gold for the sit k soldiers opeuing be
He entered heart ant soul into the idea,
and he started with hii now famous bag of
flour on an expedition which immortalized
himself and brought joy and comfort to
thousands of suffering soldiers. His recep
tion everywhere was lit e a Roman triumph,
and the ople, infecbd by the noble work,
vied and struggled wit i each other in their
generous rivalry. Gridley sold his flour all
over the west, and finally exhibited it at the
great sanitary fair in 1 1. Louis. Afterward
the flour was baked into small cake; aud sold
at a high price. When the grand total was
added up it was found -hat Oridley's bet had
been the means of adding more than $150,000
to tho funds of the wes era sanitary commis
sion. I'oughkeepsie News-Press.
yourself in life iosun nee. You will find,
the renewable term policy of the Provi
dent 8avings Life Aisurance society of
New York to bo the best, the cheapest
and the fairest. Avjids the unnecessa
rily high cost of level premiums and the
uncertainty and inset urity of assessment
insurance. Net cost for $10,000 for year
1887. Age 25. 107. (X); age 35. $121 .60:
age 40. $169.00; age 50. 1199.80.
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No. 1712 Second sve Rock Island.
Every inflammation and all pain sub
dued and cured by Pond's Extract
Avoid crude imitations.
Silence Is never mc re golden than when
the silent partner bu. a booole.
Go to John Evans for vour flour, feed
A. D. .Huesinir. real estntn and inanr.
ance agent. Office No. IftOft Second tv.
nue, Rock Island.
Notice -Order vour !a oroam nA lm
for your New Year's parties as early as
possible and have it put up in brick,
melon, pyramid or individual forms at
Krell & Math's.
The Roval Insurance comnanv rf V.na.
land, has the largest surplus of any fire
Insurance company in the world. A. D.
Huesing, agnt, office No. 1608 Second
avenue, Kock Island.
Insure in the Rovlston Tnanmncn fin
of Boston, Mass.. organized 1873. As-
sets neanv su.uuu.utiu. IS. W. Hurst,
agent. Office over Rock Island National
E. E. Parmenter, attorney at law.
Makes collections, loans mnnev and will
attend to &11V ltf7.l hiifiiriaRR in f mat ail tn
him. Office, poatofflce block. Rock Isl-
ami, ins. ds&wly
Something new When von r crivintr
a progressive euchre party, be sure and
uave k maui put you up sixteen
individual ice creams, each one renre.
senting a card and in shape of a card,
wim tne cut or a card on top. They are
fine and no trouble to serve.
To the Creditor f William Kami
kill. Notice is hereby given that William
Ramskill. of the city of Rock Island,
county of Rock Island, state of Illinois,
did on the 17th day of December. 1888,
tnske an assignment to me of his estate,
to pay debts for the benefit of his credit
ors. that 1 have this day qualified as such
assignee in the county court of said
county. The above named creditors will
therefore present their claims against
said Ramskill to me under oath or affir
mation, within three months from this
date as required by law.
George Foster, Assignee
Rock Island, III., this 20th day of Dec,
A Woman's Discovery
"Another wonderful discovery has
been msde, and that, too, by a lady in
this country. Disease fastened its
clutches upon her and for seven year9 she
withstood ilsseverests tests, but her vital
orgnus were Cinder mined and death
seemed imminent. For three months she
coughed incessantly and could not sleep.
She bought of us a bottle of Dr. King's
New Discovery for consumption and was
so much relieved on taking the fiist dose
that she slept all night, and with one
bottle has been miraculously cured. Her
name is Mrs. Luther Lutz." Thus write
W. C. Hamrick & Co., of Shelby, N. C.
Get a free bottle at Hartz & Bahnsen's
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bottle sold has given relief in every case.
One man took six bottles, and was cured
of rheumatism of ten years' standing."
Abraham Hare, druggist, Bellville, Ohio,
sfflrms: "The best selling medicine I
have ever handled in mv tni tnin'
experience, is Electiic Bitters." Thous
ands of others haye added their testimo
ny, so that the verdict is unanimous that
Electric Bitters do cure all diseases of
the liver, kidneys or blood. Only a half
a dollar a bottle at Hartz & Bahnsen's
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The best salve in the world for cots,
bruises, sores, -wnlcers. s!t rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
coma and all skin eruptions, nnd posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale bv Hartz & Bahnsen.
Bachelor logic: "Marriage a lottery;
lotteries sre illegal; therefore I simplv
obey the law by keeping single."
We will pay the above reward for any
case of liver complaint. dvsDensia. sick
headache, indigestion, constipation or
costiveness we cannot cure with West's
Vegetable Liver Pills, when the directions
are strictly complied with. They are
purely vegetable, and never fail to give
satisfaction. Large boxes containing 30
sugar coated pills, 25c. For sale by all
druggists. Beware of counterfeits and
imitations. The genuine manufactured
only by John C. West & Co., 862 W
Madison St.. Chicago, 111.
During the year 1887 1,228,759 were
contributed by Britisii christians to for
The Population of Bock Island.
Is about 20,000, and we should say at
least one half are troubled with some af
fection of the throat and lungs, as those
complaints are, according to statistics,
more numerous than others. We would
advise all our readers not to neglect the
opportunity to call on their druggist and
get a bottle of Kemp's balsam for the
throat and lungs Trial size free. Large
bottles. 50c and fl. Sold by all drug
gists. It does us good to admire what is
beautiful; but it does us infinitely more
good to love it. We grow like what we
admire.Jiut we become one with what
Who of us are without trouble be tbey
small or large? The blessings of health
are best appreciated when we are sich
and in pain. A backing cough, a sevcrk
cold, or any throat or lung disease are
very troublesome; but all of these may be
quickly and permanently cured by Dr.
Bigelow's Cure. Safe and pleasant for
ohildren. Price 50 cents.
FIRE, LU E AND ACCIDEN1
J, E. Loosloy & Co..
prwrnptlysajastedand paid at thli
(Successor of Hayes ft Cleaveland.)
Office in Bengston's Block.
Patent, Cast and Wrought
Cheapest Fence in the world for resi
dence and lots.
Made any height desired.
J. E. DOWNING,
Snceenor to Geo. Downing, Jr.,
;-1 rin - trnr
This pow.ler never varies, a nisrvct or pnrltT.
J?renPh nd wholeomeneB; mor economy
competition with the multitude of lowtent. shorty
weight slam or phoopbate powders. only.v
Lm RoT1 Ba"" Howdsb To., liw Wal'st.
A list of 1000 newupspers divided into KTATKS
AND SEC1I0NS will be ?ent on apnlication
FRKE. To those who want their advertiolnR to pay. we
ran offer no belter medium for thorough and ef
fective work than the various sections of onr Sk
lect Local I.iht
GEO P. ROWELL ft CO.,
Newspaper Aavertilng Burean,
10 Spmre street. New Vord.
J. M. BKAHDSLF.Y,
TTORNRY AT LAW Office with J. T. Een
l worthy. 1725 otidaven.ne.
WILLIAM JACK SOX,
TTOKNBY AT LAW. Office in Kock Llano
National Bank BuiMing, Hock Island, 1 1).
ATTORNEY AT LAW-Offlce in Post Office
" .--. July now
E. W. IIUKST,
1 TTORJfSY AND OOITNSELI.OU AT LVW
iV Oflire in Masonic Temple hlock, over Rock Is.
Imic N a. ion a! Bank, Rock I sl.iml. 111.
SWSSWWT. o. L. VltUl.
SWEENEY & WALKER,
TTORNEY8 AND COVTN'SRI.LORS AT LAW
tomee tn Bengston's block, Rck Island, 111.
VTTORNKY AT LAW Loan money va four
security, m.kc roilwti ns. Ref rence, Wi'cb
-11 A Lynde, bankers. unce in Poa office block
ST. LUKES COTTAGE HOSl'ITAL.
0 THIRD AVENUE, between Tenth and
Eleventh streets ..k tA .t
J. E. LOOSLEY & CO.,
rjENERAL IXSl-RANCK A;aNTS,-Sccond
II avenue, next to Mclntire Bros.. More.
Wanted knkroeticmejt with
legitimate business in every city.
oiunn rmjor imnjk CO., 1'bilaileliih a.
Wanted reliable energet-
tc man to handle fast sellini: specialties; sal
ary from start; applvatonce if wish po-ttion.
L. P THURSTON ,fc Co.,
l9t Empire Nurseries. Kocht-ster, N. Y.
V.'i-,''I!7.vAirT'' lxkP ,he R-enrv of out
retail o i ,Sx "" t"- 5 !bs
J? "? '' sizes in pn.poriK.ii. A rare
cbauoeand perman.-nt l.isu,ei 1 h.esaftnet
Wanted a man to act as
'"Salesman. No experience necersarv; per
manent position guaranteed; salarv and expenses
from the stort; many fast-scllinir specialties; fa.
r.illties unsurpassed. Address
jan 4-lm Nursertmen, Chicago, 111.
A GENTS WANTED FOR THE UNI
versal Oil Heater and Burner. The house-
keeUeCs dclirhr. Cooks a nw.nl li.at. .
at a cost of 4 cents per hour. Nothing like it ever
invenu-a. Acents are maRinc log money. Sells
f sight. Address UNIVERSAL MKO. CO.
84 Market Street. Chicago. 111.
A GENTS WANTED FOR A WATCH
Clnh A $T0 Gold Watch for $3. In payments
of f 1.(10 per week. Wanted an agent at once. in
Rock Isl md. I will pay $140ca-h csh and make
tbeagenta present of a tiolrt Watch. Aiiiire s
for full particulars. c. H. STODDAKT,
430 Wabash Ave ne. Chirigo.
J. A. GENUNG,
The popular and reliable Grocer,
Cor. Eighth St. and Third Ave.,
will sell you
as cheap as thoy ran lie sold.
He pays the highest market price for
and always has a nice stock on
GOLD MEDAL, PAKl3,i8!
Warranted abtutlttfelff mre
Coeaa, from which theexoeuof
than three fir :t the ttrength ut
Cocoa mixed wilh Stnreh, Arrow
root or KiiRiir. nnd is therefore far
more economical, rotting lets than
cue emt evp. It Is delicious,
nourishing, strengthening, easily
digested, and admirably ailcptcd
for Invalids as well as for persons
Sold by firocers everywhere.
. BAKER & CO, Dcrcliestcr.Ma
II III IX.
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.THE TRAVELERS (ill HE.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific.
TrtAm Leave for Chicago .
f sssenger 6 M a m
It J 45Ja m
... 8:40 pm
rritw from Chicago.
Pspsenger , ....4:43am
" 5:40 am
Paaeenger 8:6 p m
" - 6:)pm
' . Leave, Arrive.
Day Express 83d Mai 5:45 am 11:20 pm
Night hipreps and Mail 7:45 p m 8:5 a m
Oay Express 4:45 a m l.tO a m
Express: 8:15pm 11:40pm
Council Bluffi .
Day Express and Mall 4:R0am 11:41pm
Atlantic Passenger 85m 5 :40 l m
Night Express ...6:85pm T:20am
I'epot, Moline Avenne.
J. P. COOK, Agent. Rock Island.
Chicago, Bubusgton & Qdikct.
Bt. Loaif Express 6:45 a. a 6:20a. a
St Lin-s Express 8:) P. a 8:50 r. a a
St. Pan! Express 8:00 a. a
b .Poiil Kxpre s 7:80 P. H.a
lleardstown Passenger.. 4 .00 P.M. 6 11:05a.h.6
WayFrel ht(Monm'th) l:50. n.b
Way Freight (Sterling) :C0 A. M.6 6:20 P.M. 6
Sterling Passenger 8:10 a.m. 6 6.55 P. n.b
aDaily. b Dally ex Bnndav.
M. 3. YOCNO. Agent
Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul.
BACINK AND S. W. DIVISION.
Departs. A rrlves .
Mall and Express, 6:45 a m 6.4-' p m
St. Paul Exprtes. R:00.m 11:45am
i . A Accom 1:110 pm 10:10 a rn
Ft. Aeeom ?.3lam 6:10pm
E. D. W. HOLMES. Agent.
FAST M ML TRAIN with Vestibnled train be-
iween Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Minne
apolis. TRA S-OONTlNrNTAI. ROITR between Chl-
iBijo, louncil Bluff-, Omaha and ihe Pacific
GREAT NATIONAL ROUTE between Chicaio
Kmsas City and St. Joseph, Mo.
571)0 MILES OF ROAD reaching all principal
H'liiu, 111 inmois. icon.-in. Minnesota, Iowa.
Wifsonri and Dakota.
For mans, time tables rat. a nt .nd
freight, etc. . annlv to the
of the Chicago. Milwaukee & S . Panl Railway, or
to any railroad awnt anywhere in tbe word.
ROM WELL MILLKit, A. V. IT. CARPENTER,
general Slaqnger. Oen'l Pass.A T. Agt.
si For Information in referene. in T.nH. .nd
Sowns owned by by the Chicago. Milwaukes A
!-t. Panl Ueilnay cmpany. write to H. Haa
gen. Land commissioner- Milwaukee. Wisconsin.
And Erie Railways,
In conjunction, operate daily, fast,
solid trains to the Seaboard.
You may travel In Palatial. Pullman.
BulTet Sleeping cars, r by luzuriou
Pullman built day coaches and save
$1 50 to .New ltrk, Buffalo nnd Niaga-.
r i Falls; $2 50 to Albany and Troy, and
f 3 00 to BoMon and New England cities.
No rival lines offers the advantages
of a System of through first and second
cla?s day coaches, Chicaio to New York.
It is the only line operating Pullman
rars to Boston and New England via
It is the only direct through car line
to Lake Chautauqua. Eight hours in
advance of competing lines.
For detailed information, tickets,
reservations in Pullman cars, and through
liareagehfcks, apply to your local tick
et agent oi to ticket agencies of all con
necting linen of railway.
Chicago City Ticket oflkes, 105
South Clark street. Grand Pacific Hotel.
Palmer House, and Dearborn Station.
F. C. DONALD,
General Passenger Agent.
T. W. BURROWS, Superintendent.
Mobile & Ohio R. R,
Is now offering for e:ilo in trncls to
suit purch li-ers ove r
Suitable for Farming. Gardening, Stock
Raiting und Luinbcriug.
For particulars mhiref-s or apply to
' Land and Developement Co..
Or anv of the following named represen
tatives of tbe MOBILE & OHIO Rail
F. K. CHA PMAV, General Agent. Chicago, III.
M. P.COOK. Trav. Pass. Agt. Hint, Mich.
K. E. POSKY, Trav, Pasa. Agt. 106 North 4th
Street. St, lni-. Mo.
I N. EBEKLt. Ijind and Immigration Agent.
lM North 4th Street. M. Louis. Mo
. 3. L. (I. CUAKLTON, tien'l Pasa. Agent. Mo
tSfWhen writing mention the A' ors.
T luyi.Tytl TiIp 4,i3..i;i 1 uutil,-.t,gHl, Che ' 3
I f-h . I " - . rlM. nn.! I .-.at 1'.. I
flakes licit btadJ-
wars .f frainiiileul
Ull naw.W Itull.lLu..
mw sraue mar t pie
tur on the package.
S3 Cham fee rSu
Patented JolyiH, 18K.
Impart Inlliant tran?DrerioY to the nkln. Ra.
I moves all niittnim. freeklrs and dlscaiorntwm. vm
amis i7 au nrvt tiu aruireisca, or mailed for M eta.
lAf 1 i Mm P br
M I (I I JP K J..H)MOJI,
ajsw ww mmm urn. 1
SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER
for a fine larse Portrait with frame., euitable for a Holiday Present, made
-Ai iiiu viJSsNWA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO -
Call and examine our work and jude for ymirs.-lf . Secure a sitlin" early and
avail yourself of ihU opportunity. "
.y , HAKELIEK, Proprietor and Artiet.
Jo. 1722, Second ave., Gayford's old studio, over McCabe'a.
A FIRST-CLASS LUNCH ROOM
OPEN ALL NIGHT,
No. 1808 Second Ave.,
You can get Tin Ware Glass Ware, Crockery. Dry Goods,
Notions and Jewelry cheap, at
WEST END FAIR
Corner of Seventh St., an l TJtiH avpnue, Rock Island.
GEO. SAVADGE, Proprietor.
-The Tivoi.i" haa lately beea transformed i,to a Palace tanalinc In every reepect the (nea
aloenain I Mrc and uprpsMiER anythlngta the three citiea. A snmberof Meehasncal Faa
keep the eatahlishmcnt cool dortng the not wtaUier rhe Mqnld Refreshment
dlapcQMd at line alablfabnent in keeiiinjwitii It frand improvement.
Ao elersol lunch served every mnrnipg. All k"rt of Sandwich
T. M. CHRISTY,
Steam Graoker Bakery,
MSROFACIUREl C7 CnACXUI ASD B C9ITS
Ask your Grocer f.r thum. They are bent.
Wripetialliee: TteCbrltj 'C If 125" sd th Christy AFXR."
ROCK I?LANf, IU..
A. D. HUESING
Heprenrnte anions other time-tried ami well
Down Fire lnsuranceConianu's, the following:
Hoyal Insurance Contiany, of Entrlnnd
Wescbeattr Eire Ins. Co.. .f N. Y.
Buffalo German Ids Co., Buff do. N Y.
Rochester German lus. Co. Koch'r N V
German Fire Ins. Co . of Pfori-i, III.
Citizens Ins. Co , of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Exchange Fire In. Co., of New York.
Office No. 10(18 S cond Ave..
THE KOLINE SAVINGS BANK
(Charted by the Legislature of Illinois.)
MOJLINK. - ILLS.
Open daily from 9 K M. to 3 P. M.. and onToea-
aay ana saiarasy cvcnnuta iroru i io
Interest allowed on Des posits at tbe rate
of 3 per Cent, per Annum.
Deposits received in amounts of
$1 and Upwards.
SECURITY AND ADVASTAQBH.
The private property of Ihe Trnatees is reenon.
sible to the depositors. The olllcer are orohibl-
ted from borrowiu any of iu money. Minor
and named women protected by special Jaw.
OrnoKB' : 8. W. Wa klpck. President : Joss
Qoou, Vice Preaidenf.O. If. I1kmnw.t, Cashier.
Tbctk: S. W. Wheelock, Porter Skinner,
C. W. Lobdell. Nelson Chester. II. W. Candee, C.
T. Urants, A. S. Wright, c V. Hemnwey. John
Good; J. M. Chrlfty, C. II. SloJdanl.
i ' i'he only chartered Having Bank In Hock
J. M. BUFORD,
Th old Fir and Time-tried Com panic
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAID.
Bate a low as any reliable company eaa Xot4.
Your patronage U solicited.
IVOffle la Aigtu block. -
Opp. Harper House.
COMPLETE IS ALL
ior catalogues address
J. C. DUNCAN,
Durui t. Iowj
By virtne of an execution and fee bl'l No. 6.-J1S
iiined out of Ihe cl. rk"s office of the circuit court
of Itocki.laiid county, and Mate of Illinois, and
to me directed, whereby lam commanded to make
the mount of a certain judirment reeenily ( b
tained asrainht Kmma F. Slull in favor of M. F.
Felix out of the lands. tenemenU. rood and
chatu ls of the aid defendant, Emma F. Slull, I
have levied upon the fVlowinz propeny, to wit:
The south quarter t) of the et half i of the
northeast quarter (') f iter Inn en (Id) town
ship sixteen (16),ran-je Bve i5) weft of the fourth
prit.cipal meriil an. coniKiiiin twenty (Sill acres
more or less, all in R ck Island county, state of
Illinois. Subject, however, toonc mortgage given
by Emma F. blull in favor of John Fenstel, No.
Therefore .according tosaid command. I shall ex
pose for sa)e at public auction all tbe right, title aril
interest of tbe above named Emma K Stull in atnl
o ihe above described .niperty, on Saturday, the
S6th day of January, ISX. at 1 o'rl.x k p. m.,at tin
north dixir t the court house in the city of l.'"k
Island, in 111-; county of ilock Inland and s'a'f t
Illinois, for cash iu band, to satisfy said exrrulii-u
and fee bill
Hated at Rock Island this 3d rt-iv of January, A
l. l9i. T.S.8ILVI",
Sheriff of Rock Island connty. Il.lnoia.
STATE OF ILLINOIS,
Rock ULaxo Codhtt "
In the Circuit Court In chancery.
J. B. Fnyder v. Jennie 'ri.d.ll, Marv l ord,
t'iaue Allen and Waller Crandall Foreclosure,
Notice Is herebv given thst by virtue of a decree
of said court, entered in tbe above eniled cause.
on the 14th day of September. A. D. IS8, I diall.
uu rtamruay uie zna nayci renruiry .a. u. itviw,
at the hour of 1 o'clock in the afternoon, at the
north door of the court house. In the city of Rock
island, in said counly of Rock Inland, to satisfy
saiil decree, sell at public vendue, to the highest
oiaaer tor cash, tnat c rtam parcel oi lana, su
n.te in the connty of Rock Island and state ot Ill
inois, known and described as follows, to-wit:
The undivided one-ha f of the west one hilfof
lot number two, (2). in block number Bve (5), iu
Wood's second addition lo Ihe town (now city I
Dated at Rock Island, rlinois. tliisefllh day of
December, A. D. IX8. II KS RV tH'KTH.
Master In Chancery, liock (aland I o , 111.
Wat. A, Mcese, Comnlt's Sot'tr. 2a-d4w
On the 19th day of January next, commencing at
the hour of twoo'c'o'li in the afternoon, tbe un
derpinned, assignee of William Ramskill. will offer
for sale at No. ltW3 Second avenue in this eltv, to
the highest bidder for cash in hand, the entire
etook of clothes aud aenU' furnishing roods
wnichwere assigned to me by aaid Ramskill on
the 17ib Inst., to pty debts.- Th goods to be so'd
cau he inspected by any party interested at the
place named any day, Sunday excepted, before
the sale between the hoars of two an 1 four o'clock
Rock Island, 111., Dec. 0th, 18.
UKORGK FOSTER, Assignee.
Promptly and neatly executed by the A Bar Job
VSpeclal attention paid to Commercial work