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THE HOOK rST,ANT AKGU8 -SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1889.
Bo lone I wood the very treea seemed drawn
, In conference with themaeivea - intenae Id
Burned everything the mimmer splendor on
l The sight magnificencel
babe Ufa might no lighter fall and die
, Than failed the sunlight. Though the hour waa
The palm of midnight might not lighter lie
, Upon the brow of June.
With ayea upraised I saw the undenting.
Of awallowe gone the Instant afterward
While from the elma there came strange twitter
ings ' Stilled scarce ere they were heard.
The river seemed to shiver, and far down
It darkened length I saw the sycamores
Lran Inward closer under the vast frown
That weighed above the shores.
There was a roar, born of some awful burst
And one lay, shrieking, chattering, In my
Flung he or I out of some space accurst
Aa a Jehovah's wrath.
Nor barely had he wrrakpd his latent prayer.
Ere back the noon (I uhpd o'er the ruin done,
And, o'er unrooted forests, tousled there,
The birds sang in tin- kuil
Juihob Wlilteomb Riley.
AN EXCELLENT SYSTEM.
"System, my dearl SyBtemt Whether in
managing a household or the affairs of a
nation, system is the watchword that guards
us from failure. In my business 1 always In
sist upon it, and hence my office ruDS like
clockwork. Now, here it is, 7 o'clock"
"Our supper hour being 8," interrupts
calm, sweet voice, parenthetically.
"And the supper not ready," I continue,
not considering the interruption worthy of
notice. "In a well ordered houwbold such
as, I allow, ours generally is supper should
be but a question of touching a boll, at any
time from 0 to 8. When a man has been
harassed by business cares ail day, bis diges
tion is in that delicate condition that a delay
of half an hour is likely to upset his entire
organization, mental and physical"
(There is nothing like a touch of medical
science for creating an impression upon a
I bad just got off the cable cars in the east
and, and although I was later than usual,
had not contemplated the possibility of sup
per not being ready. My wife is always so
prompt, and, I am inclined to believe, is the
best housekeeper In the city.
When she met me at the door with a half
wondering, half reproachful look, I resented
it with a hasty glance into the dining room
to note whether preparations for the evening
meal were in that advanced stage which my
A neat room, with the silver and glass on
the sideboard shining in the ! mplight; dolls,
alphabet blocks and other indications of
Juvenile presence scattered about the floor;
my own chair Bnd slippers near the fireplace,
and that air of comfort that can be found
only in homes where the wife and mother
has a natural aptitude for domesticity.
Even as I grumbled I felt half ashamed,
but it was due to mj felf to toll the little
bright eyed woman of her shortcomings, and
it would not he kind to ber not to show her
how such bitches in the management of her
kingdom could be avoided.
There is a certain snap in the bright eyes
that bodes discomfiture for me as she thanks
me gravely for my advice, and bends down
to comply with a request from 8-year-old
Mamie to "p'enso tie dolly's ap'n."
I sit down and unroll my bundle of news
papers and magazines. The pages of the first
magazine have hardly been cut (that curi
ously carved ivory paper knife was a present
from her on our last wedding day, I remem
ber), when Romobody says:
"Bob, will yVu turn around to the table,
"Oh, mamma, pnpa vewy neely put his eb
bow in his tea." fdya Mamie.
This is followed by an explosive "te-hel"
from young Bob, 3 years of age, who tries to
be preteruaturally solemn as he .meets my
Where is the man whose annoyance is
proof against a comfortable evening meal, in
which his favorite dishes are served to him
by loving hands, and during which the only
Interruptions are those that naturally arise
from the younstersf My temper is not any
better than that of hundreds of men I meet
every day, but by the time supper la fairly
under way, I am ready to look only with an
eye of pity upon everybody's shortcomings,
particularly my wife's. I am in that warm,
calm state of mind when nothing is so pleas
ant as to lay down moral truths and worldly
axioms for the benefit of a respectful listener.
"You see, my dear, talking about house
keeping," I say, as I gently stir my tea, "I
have often thought that nothing can be more
interesting than to nee everything moving
along in a well marked routine, with nothing
to disturb it. In business it is different. Bo
many interruptions; people to talk to who
come in on matters that may take an hour to
adjust; employes to watch; clerks to direct!
In fact, I could not tell you all 1 have to at
tend to in the course of the day. Yet, you
see, my business runs smoothly along, and
when I go to bed on Saturday night, I know
that the week ends with ail my affairs In
apple pie order. System, my dear; system.
That is all!"
"Papa, why U your watch chain hanging
down!" asks Bob, as his sharp eyes scan my
"Eh! What J Why, my watch is gone. 1"
There ij general consternation for a mo
ment, and then I remember:
"Oh, yes; 1 laid it on my desk this after
noon to wait till the city hall bell struck 8,
and 1 must have forgotten to piek it up.
And, confound itl That reminds mel I had
an appointment at half -past 8 with Briggs,
about a policy. I forgot it, actually. So
many things to think about, so many worries,
it lint any wonder things slip my memory
sometimes. I don't see how"
I troll off rather feebly, I know, for I see
something like triumph in the eye of the pre
siding geuius of the table as she pours some
cream into Mamie's tea to cool it, and hands
Bob another piece of cake.
"You should be thankful, my dear, that
there is nothing in the nature of your duties
to Interrupt you," I resume. "You know,
when you commence to arrange your day's
occupations, that you can go straight ahead
I am startled by the sudden disappearance
of the queen, and still more wbeu she re
turns from the nursery with ; a bundle of
pink and white flesh and filmy lace, broad
awake, and with Just a suspicion of a tear
on one of its eyelashes.
"How did you know he was awake?" I
"I heard him," senteutlously.
; "Did yowl 1 didn't."
"Perhaps not. But you were saying, X
am never interrupted. There is nothing to
prevent my going straight ahead. Mamie,
mind you don't spill your tea. (Jo on, dear;
I cm listening."
1 rather wish the baby had not awakened
Just now. However, 1 have nailed my colon
to ths mast; so I go ou, as 1 finger my dan
i "I wish 1 had nothing to do but to manage
the house for a month. What a rest it
would be for mel"
"Really, do you think sol"
"Indeed, 1 do," 1 answer, as 1 feel in my
pockets for my cigar case, and, not finding
it, stroll into the hull to try my overcoat,
till in vain. "Hung ttl I must have left It
at the office!"
"Well, suppose you try it for a week."
"I am perfectly serious, my dear. This is
Saturday night. Let me go to your offloe
Monday morning. You can give me a few
directions. Turn over to me your letters,
bills and things, so that I cuu start fairlv.
and I'll eugage to carry on your Insurance
bos in ess for you till next Saturday. Mean
time you can stay at home with Bob and
Mamls and the baby. You'll have the hired
girl to help you. Susie will attend to baby
altogether. Iileici his little heart! All he
wants is his bottle. Then you will only have
to see that Mary does her work, and take
cars that supper is ready. As you say, It
will be a rest for you."
lbers waa no mistaking the earnestness of
tnat clear cut voice. Him nwunt It
"Watt a momontl Let me get my thoughts
together. They are all In a muddla" I
' "Toii should systematize them. System,
my dear; system 1"
That decided it Tho repetition of my
favorite sentence, with just a tinge of sar
casm, settled me.
"It is a bargain."
And it was.
"Good-by 1 Mind Susie takes care of baby.
Don't let Bob tease Mamie. Be sure they
dont fall into the fire. Have supper ready
by 6 o'clock. Good-byl No, if I am a busi
ness man I must go to the train by myself.
Dont trouble about me. Good-by! Good
byl" An active, trim figure, in a warm wrap,
compact walking hat, short walking skirts
and common sense shoes, opens the front
gate, closes it carefully, and sails down the
street before the wind to the cars.
"The deuce take itl How lonesome it is,
now she's gone I I"
"Papa, Mamie's got my wagon!"
A scuffle, a vigorous "Now!" from Bob,
and Mamie is yelling with rage like a 8-year-old
I lose no time in getting to the dining
room, where I find Mamie, with her teeth
set, clutching a wheel of Bob's wagon and
pulling with all her might, while Bob, with
a most distressed expression, is. holding on
for dear life to the handle.
My presence causes Bob to let go, but
Mamie is her mother's daughter, and she
"Papa, I dust wanted Bobby's waggln to
div dolly a wide in, ah' Bobby wouldn't let
me, an' 1 toot It."
"But what is poor Bobby to play withf
"He tan play wif my uver dolly."
"I don't want your dolly. Girls play with
dollies not boys," puts in Bob, gruffly.
The difficulty is soon smoothed over, and
in another minute Bob and Mamie are both
giving dolly a ride in the wagon on the most
The children had been dressed by their
mother, and I think what a pretty picture
they make Mamie in ber dainty white apron
and Bob in his clean shirt waist.
The breakfast things are still on the table,
and I ring for Mary to come and clear them
away. There is nothing particular to do,
and I may as well write that policy for Jones
that I have had on my mind for the last
week. I must have the table cleared first,
though. Mary does not come, so I ring again,
Still no Mary! I have waited half an hour
for her, anu at last go into the kitchen. Not
there, but I hear voices and laughter in the
Well, I'll lie da ehed! There is Mary,
leaning over the fence, talking to the girl
next door, with an Irish gentleman, evi
dently in the potato vending business, by ber
side, all conversing in choice Celtic, and as
regardless of the flight of time as a rapid de
livery messenger boy. A red faced woman,
whom I do not recognize as part of my house
hold, is standing at the laundry door, assist
ing in the symposium with an occasional
hoarse observation that always draws forth
a storm of laughter from the other three.
"Mary I" I say in a dignified tone.
"I should like you to take away the break
Mary's eyes open wide as she replies, em
phatically: "Faith, sorr, an' don't yez know
this be wash raornin'i Oi'm assistin' Mrs.
McFinn, so Oi am. It's always coosthomary
for yerself to carry out the platters intil the
kitchen, an' Oi'll wash 'em whin I have lay
shure." An acquiescent nod from the red faced
woman who, I presume, is Mrs. McFinn
and a smothered giggle from the girl in tho
next yard, convince me that objections will
I go back to the dining room, just in time
to prevent Bob from puliing down the bird
cage, canary and all, which hangs by the
window, and which be had climbed upon a
very wabbly little table to reach.
"I to'd Bobby to dit up dore," says Mamie,
unblnshingly. ".Mamma always teans out
birdie after beckfuss."
I take the hint, and, in trying to clean out
the cage, manage, somehow, to release
"birdie." I am in the midst of a hunt to get
him back in his cage, and have already
knocked down my wife's pet vase from the
mantelpiece, and fallen over Mamie, when
Susie enters with the baby.
"Oh, Mr. Smith, I can't do anything with
baby. I believe he's going to have a fit."
I take the baby and look at him, with my
heart going like a trip hammer.
"What's the matter with him?" I gasp, as
I look around helplessly.
"I know," announces Mamie, authorita
tively. "He dot some b'ead in his mouf."
I put my Angers into his mouth, and, sure
enough, there is a great wad of sucked bread
adhering to the roof.
"Oh, papa, birdie is in the hall," says
I hastily give the baby to Susie and return
to the chose of the canary, which, having the
whole house to fly in, leads me a pretty
dance. Shall I tell how Mamie falls down
stairs; bow Uoo Dreaca a window with a
broomstick; how I climb up to all sorts of
out of the way corners, by means of the step
ladder, only to see that couounded bird fly
away just as I reach him, and how 1 catch
him at last, with several of his wing feathers
broken, and frightened almost to deathl
It is now 11 o'clock, and there are the cups
and saucers and other breakfast things on the
table still. I hustle them off into the kitchen
and look around me.
"You must mind baby while Susie sweeps,
papa," says Mamie; and I may here remark
that, if ever there was a bright little darling
In this world, it is Mamie.
I am soon sitting in the low rocker with
baby, who, before going to sleep, has oblig
ingly pulled off the top of his bottle and
spilled half a pint of the milk over my sleeve.
It causes me some discomfort, but I do not
mind it until Susie begins to sweep in an ag
gressive style that envelops me in a cloud of
dust and turns the milk on my coat sleeve
Into a thick, gray mud.
All this time I hear the talking and laugh
ing down stairs and in the back yard, though
without the pocato man, who was obliged re-
lunctantly to depart an hour or two ago.
"Papa, when are we going to have dinner r
Bless my soul 1 I have never thought of
"Susie, what about dinner?1' I ask.
"Well, sir, on washing day Mrs. Smith
generally gets it herself. But I will get it if
you like. I can't cook, because I was only
engaged as a nurse, but if you will got some
steak or something I might fry it."
"I don t like steak," announces Bob, stoutly.
I see a gleam of hope.
"Mamie, do you want some meat!"
"Yes, papa, I want some meat, an tatoes,
an' corn, an' b'ead, an' tea, an' an' pickles,"
answers Aiamie, uncompromisingly.
"Mamie, suppose we have some some eggs
and bread and butter and cold meat, now.
Then we will have dinner when mamma
comes homeT' I say, insinuatingly.
"Vewy well; we will," agrees Mamie, and
by ths kindness of busie we soon have a
frugal lunch before us.
I am in the midst of the lunoh, and am
Just considering whether I am equal to wash
ing Mamie's face and exchanging her now
nearly black apron for a white one, when
the door bell rings for about the twentieth
time since breakfast.
Another peddler or book agent, I sup
pose," and I go to the front door with Mamls
holding my hand and Bob marching behind.
"Good afternoon, Mr. Smith. Is Mrs.
Smith at homer
It is a lady that my wife always refers to
as the best tempered woman she knows Mrs.
"Mrs. Smith is not at home, I am sorry to
say. I'm keeping bouse, you see. JNIce day,
isn't it? Mamie, Mrs. Phulaphun does not
care about your, sticky bands on her dress.
On my coat sleeve? Oh, yes, that was baby.
Ha, bal He spilled something. I was just
about to try and make the children look pre
sentable. They have managed to get dirty
somehow. A little cold in this room. Yes,
I forgot to turn up the gas in the grate this
morning. - That's better.- I beg your pardon?
Set fire to the lambrequin? So I have. Ah!
it's out now. Yes, I've got my sleeve in a bad
state. The dust from the lambrequin has
settled on the milk. Yes, I am staying home
for a few days to get rest. 1 do work very
hard down town, and I felt as if I needed a
little relaxation. I am sorry Mrs. Smith is
Bc& at hQma."
Thus I rattle on, and that woman sits
there for a blesse 1 hour talking to Mamie,
and evidently wondering what it all means,
from my terriblo sleeve to Mamie's black
How I do wish she would go, especially
when I bear a but lp in the room overhead,
followed by a stifljd cry from the baby. At
last Mrs. Pbulaphm does go, but not before
two young school girls have dropped in to
see the baby, an I have, with Mrs. rnuia
phun, driven me nearly distracted. I have
one satisfaction, however. I declare that
the baby is asleep, and hence cannot be seen.
"Five o'clock!" I exclaim, as I glance at
the dining room clock, "and supper to be
ready at :"
I ring the bell, and Mary, decked out iu
her afternoon Query, with a strong smell of
soap hovering about ber, appears.
'Will you havetupper ready by 8 o'clock?"
"Is it me, sorr? Faith, no. I niver tend
to no meals on a Monday, sorr.
I glance at her, but, secure in ber position,
slio is not in the least disturbed, only advis
ing me casually to "fix something quick, for
6 o'clock will be here afore you know it,
I motion to her to leave mo, and Mamie
climbs up on my knee to prepare herself for
a little snooze against my shoulder a habit
of hers that always pleases me.
For fifteen minutes 1 sit thinking think
ing. My predicamsnt is something horrible.
A lucky thought. 1 call Susie, who conies
into the room with the baby, fast asleep,
and as black as either Mamie or Bob.
"Mind the children for a little while. I
am going out," I say, briefly.
1 go out, and when 1 return I feel better.
"Mamie, I guess I'll wash your face, dear."
"Vewy well, papa. We'll go up to the
My foot is on the bottom stair when a ring
of the doorbell resounds throughout the
bouse simultaneously with the dining room
clock striking C It is my wife!
"Come in, my det r. I'm glad to see you,
Indeed I am! The children were Just go
ing to be washed. Mamie's apron is a little
dirty, and I guess Bob ought to have a clean
shirt waist. This is on my coat sleeve? Oh,
that's nothing. Sit down by the fire, dear.
I suppose you are very tired. Let me take
off your wrap for you. Yes, I'H carry your
hat aud things upstiirs. Mamie is glad you
are home again. Sue and Bob have been
very good. So has baby. What? Well, he
isn't very clean, is be) No, I didn't expect
you quite so soon, you see. Everything
would have beeu fixd in another ten min
utes." I am talking very fast, for I am so glad to
see the queen again that I hardly know what
I do or say.
"Where's tho suprcrf
This cold question brings me to myself.
"Just a minute, dtar."
I go out into the k itchen, and have a short
talk with. Mary, it. the course of which I
hand her a J bill. She soon has a tablecloth
ontbetablo, and makes every preparation
for supper except the bringing on of the
Tho queeu sits in my usual place, with her
back to the table, calmly looking over the
papers she has brought from the ofilue.
1 go into the titthan and look anxiously
out of the side door, w heuce a view of the
street can be obtained.
"Thank Provideucol" I ejaculate fervently,
at lust; "hero he is!"
I won't say how I manage to put before
the queeu a supper si oh as would do credit
to any cook iu Christendom.
Nor does she ask ai:y questions. She takes
what there is, appetrs thankful, and con
verses with me on aterature, art, music
anything aud everything but housekeeping.
And how 1 love ber f tr itl
But before the children go to bed they get
such a wash as only a mother can give tuem.
Supper is just over, and the queen and I
are about to compare notes.
"By the way, my duar, I called in at
Coone's us 1 came home, to get some canJios
for the children, anc. the bookkeeper inci
dentally remarked Hint he hoped 1 liked the
suppers he had furnuhed five or six times
during the week. What did he mean?"
"Oh, that's all right ! A little private mat
ter," 1 stammer, uud the queen smiles iu a
jray that makes me feol like a fool.
"Well, never mind. Let me tell you about
the office. Here is n y statement. 1 have
drawn it up very can fully."
1 take tho paper and hastily look it over.
"Why, when did you get Briggs? 1 see he
Is down here for a $10,000 policy 1"
"Yes; I mode the arrangement with him,
and wrote his policy on Wednesday, after
considerable talk. 1 w rote t wo other policies,
as you see, too, each f 3r the same amount,
with Swinton and Cat:e."
"Goodl Why you are a business woman!
Halloa I I see you hive Faule, too. There
Is a man 1 had almost given up. I have been
after him for a year, but 1 was afraid I
should never get him, and that, as somebody
says, he would go down to the grave without
a penny in his pocket, as far as insurance was
concerned. Ho al way said be had no time
to talk insurance.
"He had to find time to talk to ma. By
the way, I have opened up new territory for
you. and I have secure! the agency for the
Millennium and Equatorial Hre compnnv.
They should add a thousand or two to your
yearly income, should! t they dear?"
"Well, I should tuii.k they would," I ex
claim, rapturously. "Why, you are a better
insurance man than I inn.
Th queen tolls me ol her business doin
in that quiet, matter ol fact way of hers, and
then conies the question I dread:
-now nave you oeu gutting along at
God bless her! Shedes uot press the ques
tion, but she lots me ro back to the office on
Mouday morning, while she clears the decks
for a general housecloaiiinc.
1 asked her on Thursday how she had man
aged to get rid of all -.he evidences of my
housekeeping how she had got the carpets
so cleau, replaced the broken china, cleaned
the bird cage, repaired the curtains and put
the household in running order again.
Her answer, with just the faintest quizzical
"System, my dearl Hystem 1" George C.
Jenks in Pittsburg Bulletin.
Ben Butler has dona a great good in
the Tewkesbury almshouse, but bis work
will not be complete 1 11 be orders a good
supply of Dr. Bull's cough syrup, the
people s remedy.
An Italian named Rnesrie. latelv keener
of a peanut stand at Amsterdam, N. Y.,
has fallen heir to an eighth of a fortune
of $500,000 left by a relative in Italy.
The average lengtn or life is on the in
crease. The science of medicine has made
great progress; many diseases are now
controlled that were formerly thought in
curable The RTeateU discovery is Dr.
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lung diseased speedily und safely. Trine
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A school of carpentry for women has
been started in the Ilnglish university,
city of Cambridge, not so much to teach
the trade as to develop manual dexterity.
The Handsomest Lady in Book Island.
Remarked to friend the other day that
she knew Kemp's Balst m for the throat
and lungs was a superior remedy, as it
stopped ber cough instantly when other
cough remedies nad no effect whatever.
Bo to prove this and convince you of its
merit, any druggist wil give you a sample
bottle free. Large size 60c and f 1.
A Frenchman recently remarked that
every one in this world was obliged to
bear his cross, but that the smart chaps
bear theirs on their lapHs.
The heat on earth can truly be said of
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safe and speedy cure far cuts, bruises.
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Will positively cure pilos, tetter and all
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Satisfaction guaranteed or money refund
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Hood's Barsaparilla is a peculiar medi
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Considerable damage was done by a
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Bananas, pine apples and euavas sufs
Facts Worth Knowing.
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Philadelphia has 847.000 people and
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Who of us are without trouble be tbev
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Governor Swineford, of Alaska, pre
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Marriage Not a Failure.
A New View of this great Question which
shows how Ladies may retain the
Love of their Husbands.
No woman who is unattractive In person, mind
or disposition can hope to Interest or hold men.
Bad complexion, dull eyes, a listlevs nature never
d'd or ran attract mankind. On the other hand
how maay women with clesr kin, beneath which
the blood can be seen throbbing wiih health,
bright eyre and life and aafgiation In ev ry move
ment, make the world a blessing to thi-tr hngnan.i
brothers, lovers or friend. The sec re of clar
akin, bright eye and animation Is good circula
tion of the Ibood. When the blood is slow the
person is stupid. Keep the blood moving. Bat
how? There la hat o ie way and that is to help
Na ure by a gentle stimulant.
Kicrciae in a splendid stlmnlant hut it is almost
impos-ible for ladies to take the 1 ind oj exercise
tht will proouce health ann beauty. But the
blood must be ktpt moving, an 1 the ciirco-er
which baa done more to add health and beantv
than any other know cause is Duffy's Pure Mail
Whiskey. This (Treat remedy mimnlates heath
ill. It is not an intoxic-iit. Thonsands of
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entirely through its use. Many rroniin. nt tem
perance ladies ha- e (riven I their hearty tndor-e-m
nt, .md clerpym u and priests in every promi
nent city use and recommend it. (.feat enre
should he shi.wn in buyin only the rnnine. for
no bottled whiskey has the wonderful qualities
wHc are posse sed by run"y'8.
When ladies are k pt briRht and attractive and
husbands are considerate aud kind, few marriagea
will be "failures."
Catarrh. Crourt. Frost Bite.
Sore Nipples, Caked Breasts, Lame Back,
Sprains, Bruises, Cuts, Burns, C!d Sores, &c
Sold by Druggists. 50c. and St. 00.
HAMLIN'S BLOOD AND LIVER PILLS.
Best in the World. Try Thf.m. 25c.
SONC BOOK MAILED FREE.
Address wizard OIL CO.
V. S H F. V. M, S.
Honorary graduate snd medallist of the Ontario
Veterinary Culleee; member of Montreal Veter
inary College, and member of the Veter nary Med
ical Association, will treat on the latest and moat
scientific principles all the diseases nnd abnormal
onditions of the domesticated animals.
Examinations, consultation and advice positive
Calls Promptly attended to.
Charges moderate In every cans.
Office, residence and telephone call, Commer
clal hotel. Hock island. 111.
FIRE, LIl E AND ACCIDENT
J, E. Loosley & Co.,
tyXossss yvanptly sajssted snd pais at this
(Sacoeaaor of Hayes & Cleaveland.)
Afltnej sstsbllsbAd 1888.
Office la Bengston's Block.
J. M. BUFORD,
The old Fire snd Tlmn-trled Companlaa
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAID.
Bstet aa low as any reliable -om:mny can aiEurA.
mmn Your patronage la aollcited.
tW Offlee la Argna block.
Or the I, In nor Habit. Poaltlvelr Cured
br admiuUtrrins Ur, Haines
It can he given tn a cop of cotlee or tea without
the kuowledueof the person taking It ; is absolutely
harmless, and will -fT;ct a permanent and speedy
cure, whether the patient Is a moderate drinker or
an aloohollo wrack. Thousands of drunkards have
been made temperate men who have taken Uolilen
Boecttlo In their eufTee without their knowledge
aud to-day believe they quit drinking of theif own
freewill. IT NEVEIt FAIIJJ. The system onee
Impregnated with the hpecinc.lt becomes aa utter
liiiDossllillltv for thH llimitp ntwt.tt to exist.
For sale by T. II. THOMAS, and MAHSHAXL
i iaa.js.ii, xiruggiats, jttocK uiana, uia.
On the 19th day of Januarr next, commencing at
the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon, the un
dersigned, assignee of WtUiam Ramaklll. will offer
for anle at No. ltfOS Second svenue in this olty, to
the highest bidder for cash in band, the satire
stock of clothes snd gents' furnishing goods
which wen assigned torn by said Ramaklll on
the 17th Inst., to pay debt. The goods to be sola
can be inspected by any party Interested at Xbe
place named any day, Sunday excepted, before
the sals between us boars of two sad four o'slook
Book Island, m.. Dm. Wtb, lsn.
tOKB KUTfiB. Assljass.
Ti Is powder never varies. A marvel of parity,
strength and wholesomeness; more econorry
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be Hold by
competition with the multitude of low teat, shorty
weight alum or phosphate powder. Sola only in
Jin. Rot.l Bim I'cwDtR Co., las Wallet.
T H. ELLIS, RECENTLY OF CA-
ble, sells the celeb' ated Mercer connty coal,
corner of Second avenne and Fourteenth street.
Telephone No. 103. Guaranteed full weight,
jan 24 8
Wanted solicitors of good
" address. Most deposit S25: alarr S"0 tu 75
per month. Call on or address II L. Vermk, over
W"lrt Na'lonal bank, Isvenjiort. l-St
t r A1 Kl-M AJf-To ti.le the aeeiiev of our
J.Ii, 1 : !e "J '"''he; weiKht SOU lbs.;
retail price fiS; other sizes in proportion. A rare
chanceand permanent business. nestsafea meet
!Ltmnnd nev,'r supplied t,y jtber safe
cpanles as we are not t-overred bv the Safe
Pool. ALPINi. SAKE CO.. Cincinnati. Ohio.
ly ANTED BUSINESS MANAGERS
" ' from Dull i! que and Dcs Moines offices.
Oood salaries and yt-Hrly engi gemenu. Particu
lar at the Davenport onVes, ltti East Second
Wanted a man to act as
Salesman. No experience ncce-sarv; per
manent position guaranteed; salary and expenses
from the stort; many fast-selling specialties; fa.
nilities unsurpassed. Address
jan 4-1 m Nurser men. Chicago, 111.
Wanted a first class mar-
" riert janitor. no children; ?0. Xight hotel
clerk. $40 and room. Shipping clerk; young man
as stock clerk ; young meu to work in wholesale
I ouses and railroad olHees. We lind employment
for all clnsses of help at the Business Exchange,
106 E ist Second atreet, Davenport
Wanted an agreeable lady
' ' manager, also a lady's traveling com pan
Ion: lady cnhier for whoi sale and retail ftore;
iloctor's office attendant: linen room women;
chambermaids ; econd tirl cook-, house girls; at
tho Ladles' Exchange, nxi East Sicond street,
ANTED THE BUSINESS MEN'S
Exchange was opened in l-i74. ai d extends
from B aion. Mass , to Des Moines, la., over fifty
offices have be n opened, and Mill extending our
facilities enable us to meet any reasonable tie-n-and
promptly, ('all and examine, at 106 Kast
Second street, Davenport
Panted the largest kail-
roa I coi. tractors, th. mw extensive manu
facturing concerns, the leading hotels in over fifty
citii a. recommend aud t n ors. our system as be
ing the on y recomiizeu one in existence. So cost
to examine at the Ecbane, UH1 Kast Second
Wanted a livk canvaskk in
' earh own to sell a commercial specialty,
popular and of long Maniiii.g. large comniisV
lor.s; quick sales; 10 capital required 1. quire
the conjmercinl standii. of our house: euh
lished Sbo. Wr ite for particulars, enclosing a S
TUa. REYNOLDS A REYNOLDS CO.,
jan S Dayton. Ohio.
J. M. BEAHDS1.F.Y,
ATTORNEY AT LAW titl ce w.iii J. T. Ken
A worthy. 1"25 Scondaviiiiie.
ATTOHN'SY AT LAW. Office : KocW lalau,
'i National Hank Building, Xora IV-ia-i, i !!.
AIUIK PLEAS A MS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW-Offlre in Pot office
E. W. 111KST,
ATTORNEY AND OOUNSSLLUH AT LAW
A Office tn Masonic Temple hhck, over Rock la
iand Na.ional Bank, Rock I slnn-l. 111.
. BV, SWSSKST. a k WA1UB.
TTOltNEYS AMI OOUNS K '.LOKS AT LAW
LOfflce in Bengston's Mock. K ck Island, 111.
ATTORNEY AT LAW 1.oan money o gow"
Laaeuiity, n l collect! ns. Reference, Mitch
ell Lynde, bunkers, oil'ic in foaiofflce block
ST. LUKE'S COTTAGE HOSJ'ITAL,
N THIRD AVKNTE. between Tenth and
Eleventh streets. feu 14-tf
J. E. LOOSLET & CO.,
ENERAL INSCRANOE AGENTS. Second
avenue, next to Mclntire Bros., store.
YELLOW SIGXtt. YELLOW Tilt
Use 'Peerless Brand'
Fresh Raw Oysters.
Selected and packed with cleanliness ard care.
C. H. PEARSON & CO.,
They are the Eeet. A? k your Q rocer for them.
A. D. HUESING
Represents, among other time-tried and woll
nown Fira Insurance Companies, th following:
Royal Insurance Company, of Enelaml
Weschester Fire Ins. Co.. of N. V.
Buffalo German Ins Co., Buffilo. N. Y.
Rochester German Ins. Co. KoclV N.Y
German Fire Ins. Co.. of Peoria, 111.
Citieens In. Co., of Pituburfjh, Pa.
Exchange Fire Ins. Co.. of New York.
Office No. 1608 8cnnd Ave.,
KcK.rsut-ttl Trade imrk, 13.8..1 Vnotn nci'-i,i T..-..
rat, xtuit mcm j- .ie.twi-:
Iftp: ftip IonrHt hi ii
Kuhlier lieUiur. K-l
ware or fr.iu.inJetit
oiui poor imititiioiii.
AVMfJf ftU.M4t HiKut
this triidrmarv d; ic
lure on the package, i
3 ('ham be re 8t
Patented July ay lma.
m s bbt Evil WO ssW wa. if -v U fl
I IT1OTWI H pim(H IIVKH" wju Ui"(.'u:(irniitma. ui
P sail by at) nrt-cliuatuirr44l&,ai tor 60 ctt
ir mn mw.
1 Pfl tITIVF Tor L09T or FAtxnro manhood-
Ma a. General and V EKVOOS DEBILITY:
"fl U T? Weakneaa of Body and Hind: Effect!
V J ef Errcs or Exytw.t in OldorYounc.
Bafemt, Ratals 51AMKM1U fn!' Sworn). How to Balanto u-d
SiwrtfeaSt.riilRVKIi'Ftor!iuiaa PANTS of BODY.
AbaoluulT felling HK THKlTJilrNY HrarSU la
WoUf tm 41 Slates, Trrrllortoo. m rHCiai In.
MMHM Umb. Book, r.ll i.ipUs.tloa, s4 siorifc ailM
Blake's Belt Siurl.
' THE TRAYELEIIS GUIDE.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacotc-
Traim Lxim for Chloago.
rassenger 6 :5s a in
Jl :45 pm
Arriv from Chicago.
, 4:45 am
passenger.::: v."":::: :::::::.::::::: i:p m
8:15 p m
. Leave, Arriv.
Day BxpreM and M all 5 :45 a m 11 :W p m
Night Express and Mail 7:45 p m B:tn
Day Express 4:45 am 7:40 a m
Expreaa Faat 8:16 p m 11:40pm
Council Bluff I.
Day Erpressand Mail 4:50 am 11 :40 p m
Atlantic Passenger 8 :&5 a m B :t0 p m
NightKxpreaa 6:S5 m 7:20am
Depot, Mc line Avenne,
J. P. COOK, Agent. Hoc Island.
Chicago, Burlington & Qtjinct.
T , t,aTB. ARKITI..
St.LoutiKxpreM S:45..a 6:80a. wa
8t. L-Mis Bsprees 8:10 p. m a 8:50 p. a
St. Paul Express 8:00 a. a
b . Pul Expre-s T:Wr. .
Beardetown Passenger.. 4 :00 T. u.b 11 :0B a. M.6
Way Fret ht (Monm'tb) l :S0 r. n.b
Way Freight (Sterling) t:00 a. . 8:0r..
Sterling Passenger 8:10 a, si. 6 6:55 P. M.
oDally. 6 Dally ex Sunday.
M. J. YOrjXO. Agent.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul.
BAOIttC AND S. W. DtTISIOS.
Mail and Express 6:45 a m 8:40 n m
9U Paul Kxpr. fs. 8l0pm 11:85am
rt.AAccom 3:00 pm 10:10 am
Pt. A Ac com 7:80 am 6:10pm
B. P. W. HOLMES. Agent.
FAST Mail TRAIN with Vestlbnled trains be
tween Chicago, Milwaukee, bU Paul and Minne
apolis. TRA S-C0NTINcNTAL ROUTE between Chi
cago, Council Bluffs, Omaha and the Pacific
GREAT NATIONAL ROUTE between Chicago
aquB vuy anc si. josepn, HQ.
571)0 MILES OF ROAD reaching all principal
i.uiiiui iu Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, lowa,
Missouri and Dakota.
For mans, time tables, rates of nasaaira and
freight, etc., apply to the nearest station agent
of the Chicago. Milwaukee A 8 . Paul Railway, or
to any railroad agent anywhere In the world.
ROSWELL MILLEit, A V. II. CARPENTER,
general Manager. Qen'l Pass. A T. Agt.
tlTFor information in refarenr in T..nla n1
Sowns owned by by the Chicago. Milwaukee fc
t. r"anl Keilway t'r mpany. write to H. Han-
gen. Mind commissioner Milwaukee. Wisconsin
Mobile & Ohio R. R,
Is bow rflVripp; for sule in tracts to
tuit pnrc hiPrrs over
Suitable for Fanning, Gardeniccr. Stock
Raising and Lumberinsr.
For particulars address or apply lo
Land and Developement Co.,
Or arjv of the following named represen
tatives of the MOBILE & OHIO RaiU
F. E. OH A PM AN, General Agent, Chtcaeo, HI.
M. P. COOK. Tra. Pass. Agt. Flint, Mich.
K. E. POSET. Trav, Pass. Agt. 100 North 4th
titreet. St. Louis, Mo.
J N EBKRLt. l.srid and Immigration Agent.
10H North 4th Street, ft. Louis. Mo.
J. L. O. CUAKLTOX. Gen l Pass. Agent. Mo
tfWhen writing mention the ARetTS.
Patent, Cast and Wrought
Cheapest Fence in the world for resi
dence and lots.
Made any height desired.
J. E. DOWNING,
Bucotsser to Oeo. Downing, Jr.,
Hampton's Hot Coffee
Five Cent Lunch Counter.
A full line of
J net reeclTsB.
Corner Ninth Street and
OLEIYIANN & SALZMANN,
1523 and 1525
Second Avenue, Rock Is ana,
Can now show you the
ever seen in
CST Remember the place, one door "West of Harper's Thea
tie. The only double front store in Rock Island.
The finest carriages and buggies in
the city can be httd at any Iionr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
No. 1816 Third Avenue.
In great variety at
JOHN T. NOFTSKERS,
Cor. Twentieth Stre
NOW IS THE TIME
to have your
Magazines, Periodicals, Journals, Etc.,
Bound In first-class style at low prices. Wa hare just added a Marbling
Bath so we are enabled to do Marbling on books of all kinds.
All work warranted first-class.
KRAMER & BLETJER, Proprietors,
(Up stairs) No. 1612 Second Avenue, Rock Island, 111.
Largest stock ol lint
in the West.
Third Ave., Rock Island.
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