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THE BOCK IBT.ANP ARQU8. THURSDAY, MARCH , 21, 1889.
THE STORY OF A GIANT.
A TRULY WONDERFUL SPECIMEN OF
H Could Do tho Work of Poor Oxen.
Flats That Woro L4ko Sledg-a Hammers.
Bo Didn't Sem to Understand His P
Tbs following history of a remarkable man.
which we compile from a sketch published In
a Michigan journal many years ago, tends to
snow that, notwithstanding the almost uni
versal desire for unusual gifts. It is, after alL
the dead level which is safest, since even
physical strength and noble proportions,
when in excess, may so ostracize and set
apart a man as to make his pre-eminence a
positive drawback to him.
The drat record we have of Charlee Free
man, the subject of this sketch, is that be ap
peared among otber laborers on a western
canal about the year ltMO, where his extraor
dinary strength and stature attracted much
Freeman Is said to have been at that time
8 feet tall and to have measured 8 feet across
the shoulders. Ills arms where they sprang
irom nis cnest were as large as a medium
sized man's body, and they tapered down to a
hand not lees than 8 inches In thickness,
while the fljrts could only be compared to a
sledge hammer in size and strength.
His age was then 17 years, and be was still
growing In bulk. He received the wages of
an ordinary workman, but his enormous
strength made him a most destructive one.
Such a Titan should have bad giant tools
made on purpose for him, for when he wired
an ordinary shovel it went through the clay
like a breaking up plow, and the handle soon
came off if the blade held. An ordinary ax
was but a feather In his band; it sunk to the
eye in the wood and tho helve splintered. He
seemed quite incapable of measuring the
force he laid out, like ordiuary men.
BUOVINO BOATS OVKR SH0AL&
When he stood amoug a gang of laborers
the contrast made them look like children.
The strolling Indians would stare at him In
amazement a few moments, and then with a
deep "Ugh" would hasten out of sight as
rapidly as their dignity would permit.
He was put to do the work of two pain of
oxen; to remove the truuks of trees, cut In
lengths of ten or twelve feet, out of the way
of the diggers. He did not drag It aside as
oxen would have done, but, putting bis right
hand under the end of the log, raising it from
the ground, then balancing it acrmw his loft
forearm, he shot it far out to one side with
all the ease that a skilled workman piles split
cordwood. And thus, day after day, the
giant worked until the canal wan Ilnisliod.
Freeman's next appearance was on the
boats that plied along the Huron river, in
Michigan, where he was at once online and
tackle to handle heavy freight. Win others
could not shove or roll he would pick up and
carry, or perhaps toss. When the heavily
freighted lioat stuck on the ripples he often
stepped out of the stern and pushed it over.
The crow would have scarcely boon surprised
If he bod taken both boat and cargo under
his arm and marched aero by land when
they came to long bends In the river.
It was not long after this time that some
sporting men unfortunately heard of this un
celebrated giant and concluded thut there
was "money in bun." Freeman was as sim
ple as a child. He lacked ambition, had no
aestre to exhibit or push himself, and dos-
seaced a most amiable disposition. Any one
could lead him, and be never appeared to
realize mat uo was in anyway remarkable.
This innocence was taken advantage of by
these sharpers, who determined to turn his
prodigious powers to their personal advan
tage. Accoruingly, be was persuaded to ao
oompany them to the euatern states under
promise of far more profitable emnlovment.
It is not strange that In such company the
gooa uarurea giant soon reu into bad habits.
Unfortunately giants are only men, and the
gamblers who captured poor Freeman mado
port of hlin as the Thilistines made sport of
the helpless Samson.
It is related tbat at Buffalo they sent him
Into a dock saloon with a I.ttK) pound anchor
under his arm, much as a chopper carries his
ax, to pawn it for drinks. He got the liquor,
and the barkeeper was glad to treat him for
carrying the anchor out again.
HK DIED OF C0NBCHPT10N.
The giant's now friends soon traveled to
the sea coast and finally soilod for England.
They Intended to get the advantage of some
English champion, but they found that they
had an elephant on their hands.
A friendly sparring match as an experi
ment, with a professional boxer, showed that
for Freeman a match with any living pugilist
was impossible. The giant's face could not
be effectually reached. Blows on his body
might as well have been planted on a sand
bag, while bis blows were given with the
force of a pile driver, and uo matter what
they met, the obstacle went to the earth.
By the ruse of representing him as large
and strong, but wholly ignorant of the
science, his backers finally succeeded In
making a match with a noted prize fighter.
The parties came on the ground, but at the
first sight of Freeman his opponent turned
away, saying: "1 came to fight with a largo
man, not with a mountain." The seconds
and referees thereupon declared the match
And now the unlucky giant became aware
of the wortblessneas of bis mercenary friends.
While there was a prospect that be could win
fortunes for them they had lured him far
away from his home and bis few humble
friends; but now, finding tbat no monoy was
to be made, they basely left him alone in a
strange land, without friends or resources.
- From Michigan to Liverpool the style of
living bad been entirely new to the simple
and temperately reared countrymen. Intem
perance, late hours and recklessness had un
dermined his health, and a pulmonary trou
ble was developed. His enormous strength
soon failed him, and, uncared for and help
less, he shortly after died of consumption.
At this time probably no buniau being
knows his resting place.
During Freeman's entire life no refining in
fluence came near him; no one tried to en
lighten and beautify the mind and soul which
might have informed and irradiated his splen
did body. Bo perished in his prime perhaps
the most magnificent specimen of physical
manhood tbat the United States has ever
produced. Detroit Free Press.
Points on Pins.
Law has deigned to notice the pin. Not
long before the close of the reign of Henry
VIII, a law was passed entitled, "An Acta
for the true Makyng of Pynnes," enacting
that the price should not be "more than 6a,
Sd. a thousand." In the days when pins were
rare they were a very acceptable present;
"instead of the gifts, a composition was
sometimes received in money;" this was
called, of course, pin money, a term which
has been extended to a sum of money "as
cured by a husband on his marriage for the
private expenses of his wife." Addison has
recorded his dislike of what be calls "the doc
trine of pin money;" "it is," he write in
1711-12. ''of late date, and It is for the inter
ests of both sexes to keep it from spreading."
He proposed "needle money" as a better
name, as it "would have implied something
of good housewifery." Good Housekeeping.
Only One Candidate.
. The practice of "lobbying" sometimes
aiiues from the most Innocent of motives, and
Is carried on bywrscms whom one would never
suspect of doing it A class of little girls In
a certain primary school had resolved to
form themselves into a secret society, and ac
cordingly planned a meeting for the election
One child, who had always been deservedly
popular, went about at recess saying to one
and another, "Now remember, Susie Joy
will make a nice vice president, and Nellie
Smart must be treasurer. '
Her classmates quite agreed with her, and
no comment was made until another little
girl, a newcomer, who was not accustomed
to the leadership of this young lobbyist, be
thought herself to ask:
"But who will be president P'
The small wire puller paused and looked at
her with astonishment. Then she said, in a
genuinely aggrieved tone: "Why, I thought
you would all want me I You always do put
m ac the head of things!" Youth' Com
panion. 'The richest man in Berlin rejoices In an
annual income of 2,790,000 marks ($1,
UNLOVED AND ALONE.
The sea dove some twin shadow has.
The lark has lores in seas of grass,
The wild beast trumpets bock his vow,
The squirrel loughs along his bough;
But X, I am as lone, alasl
As yon white moon when white clouds pass.
As lonely and unloved, alasl
As clouds that weep and drop and pass.
O maiden, singing silver sweet,
At cabin door, in field of corn,
Where woodbines twine for thy retreat
6log sweet through all thy summer morn,
For love Is landing at thy feet.
In tbat fair Isle to seas of corn.
But 1 1 am unloved and lorn.
As winter winds of winter morn.
The ships, black bellied, climb the sea,
The seamen seek their lores on land,
And love and lover, band in hand,
do singing, glad as glad can be.
But nevermore shall lore seek me.
By blowy sea or broken land.
By broken wild or willow tree.
Nay, nerennore shall love seek me.
As to Wbewell's attribute of omniscience
there can be no doubt that bis gigantic in
tellect left but few subject untouched, and
connected with this there is a story which
must not be omit led. A rival conversationalist
weary of continually playing second fiddle to
him, resolved that, happen what might, b
would for once have the better of bim, and
so before they met again be got up tbe sub
ject of Chinese metaphysics; if be did not
win be thought that at all events the master
would not monopolize the tak on this sub
ject. Accordingly be loot no time in dex
terously leading the conversation toward the
topic, and at once fluently and confidently
expressed his opinions, when to his aston
ishment W he well rushed into tbe subject
quite at home and in direct contradiction to
his vlows. "Sir," said the master, "will you
have tho goodness to give mo the authority
upon which the opinions you have expressed
are based!" "Certainly," said bis opponent:
"an article In the Encyclopaedia Britannic. "
"Oh!" said Whewell, "I wrote the article
myself ten years ago, and have since seen
good reason to change my views!1 Temple
Even with the Dncliegs.
An old duchess on one occasion rnmiMitAtl
Dr. Aberaethy to pay a professional visit at
ner nnuse. ine doctor went as requested,
and was introduced into the drawing room,
where tho duchess, with train in hr mitm
showed him an ugly little monkey, apparently
in great agony, lying on elegant cushions and
almost buried in lovelv laces. Tha
felt thoroughly disgusted at being called
upon to act as a monkey's doctor. He felt
the monkeys pulse in silence, examined it
with attention, and soon recoc-nizMi thA na
ture of its illness; then, perceiving the lady's
granoson in me corner or the drawing room,
rolling about on the cat-net h ail tf&rmvl lav
ward the child, examined him also, felt his
pulse, and returning to tbe duchess, said to
ner in a grave manner: Madam, your two
eons are suffering from Indigestion. By
drinkins tea and living on plain diet they
wm son recover." And, bowing profoundly
to tho duchess, tbe doctor retired, avenged.
Aud They All Lang-lied.
A very ludicrous Incident occurred on an
Olive street car the other day. A few ladies
and gentlemen were'sitting in tho coach, and
among the latter was one of very handsome
appearance, but of nearly 800 pounds avoir
dupois. He was chewing tobacco, but was
too much of a gentleman to show it by
squirting the juice all over the floor of the
car. It soon became evident, however, that
he must expectorate. The longer be put It off
the greater the supply he accumulated. At
last, turning round, he saw the window open;
wai is, ne tnougnt so. lie let fly. Imagine
his surprise when he heard a swish and saw
about one foot square on the window cov
ered with a mahogany mixture of saliva and
tobacco juice. He had been deceived. Tbe
window was not open. The other passengers
soon took in the situation and all laughed
heartily, the victim himself joining. St.
A Matter of Business.
I never believed that story about the little
boy who asked his mother to give him a dose
of castor oil wbon he did not need it merely be
cause she was in the babit of giving bim five
cents every time be took a dose, and he
wanted five cents to buy gum. But yesterday
a Urtio boy who usually gets a nickel when
ever be has to undergo the painful operation
of having a splinter extracted, came running
to his sister with several slivers. After she
had pulled them out and administered a few
kisses to assuage the pain, the little fellow
spoke up and asked: "Were these five centers?'
"No," said the sister, "they were only two
for five cents. " "Well, iZ they alnt worth
tnore'n that I shan't got any more in," was
tbe philosophical reply. San Francisco Re
porter. Dressing; Like the Natives.
Stelnbcrger spent some time at Baltimore
after his return and hobnobbed with influ
ential men, whom he entertained with mar
velous stories of his experience as tbe head of
the Samoon nation. One day be was telling
about going into the pulpits and preaching
souna eajvinistic doctrine to tbe islanders.
"Stein bergor," said one of the crowd, "did
you wear a black coat and vast and a white
tie, like a minister?"
"No," replied tbe ex-minister.
"What did you wear then I" continued the
"Same old things a dish cloth and a little
paint," was his answer. Philadelphia Rec
ord. Mummy Eyas.
The museum of the State Mixing bureau has
been presented with tome curious articles by
T. C Ward, a mining man of Chill. The
collection consists of minerals, ancient Peru
vian pottory taken from the graves of the
Incas, anil three mummy eyes found In Boli
via. The mummy eyes, as they are called,
are taken from the bodies of Bolivian mum
mies, but bear no resemblance to the human
eve. They look like glass shells with gilt in
side, and, in spite of the fact that they are
solid, are delicate and easily broken. When
exposed to dampness the gilt appearance is
lost and they resemble a piece of yellow crys
tal Sun Francisco Chronicle.
Bow Money Orows.
Back in the last century Alexander Smith,
afterward known as John Adams, one of the
ringleaders In tbe famous mutiny on the ship
Bounty in 1789, saved a midshipman from
drowning. The latter put 100 in bank to
await Smith's call It remained until it had
risen to the sum of 96,000. Now three grand
sons of the mutineer, living on Norfolk and
Pitcairn islands, have discovered their iden
tity, and one of them has succeeded in estab
lishing bis title to the great accumulation.
All great men have their eccentricities, re
marks The Nebraska State Journal For in
stance. Bill Canada, when walking to or from
Nebraska City, always taken the road, while
senator Hansom prefers the railway track.
Both of them absolutely refuse to ride on tbe
trucks of passing trains.
Tbey Learn Trades.
A friend of the school for young women In
Columbus, Miss., says that the idea on which
the school ia founded is that "women, being
pbysically weaker than men, should be more
careruuy educated In order that they may
make the most of such opportunities as are
offered them." This school bos more than
two hundred boarders, and they are taught.
aside from the regular course of study, var
ious kinds of housework, telegraphy, type
writing, type setting, stenography, art deco
ration, wood carving, dressmaking, at they
may elect, and all are carried to a proficiency
to euawe sou support. Boston i ran script,
Tha society for the prevention of
cruelty to animals are going to take a long
summer"! holiday. Since - the introduc
tlon of Salvation Oil. they've almost
uothing to do now, but to rub occasion
An apple tree near Fresno, Cal., is re
ported to have borne one ton of f rait tbe
Hillsdale, March 20.
E. E- Pratt, the chicken buyer, has
gone to his home.
James Gninn shipped a car load of cat
tle to Chicago yesterday.
Ross Rose u building a new barn on
his lot near tho railroad.
Herman LIpiardt, Jr.. has received a
handsome $85 guitar from New York.
Wm. Mill ai.d daughter, Miss May,
were at Rock Island last week on a visit.
Jos. Dillon is shipping hay to Chicago.
Scott nd Doni.hey are doing the haul
ing. Henry Nundle killed a large brant a
few days sgo. This is his second this
At the Beth si church last Sunday,
Evangelist Wil lams preached a very im
J. M. Martin has moved in the Quirk
house, below town, Josh Palmer having
moved to Erie.
Arther Goodi ich had a little runaway
with his Norman horse a few days ago.
No damage wa done.
Alf Ashdonn started for Monona
county, Iowa, last Friday with two cars
of stock and in plements.
F. Taggart was over his cream route
last Monday, lie will gather for the
Erie creamery tiis season.
Jos. First, Lothar Harms and George
Wagner, of Rock Island, came up on a
bunting expedition last Saturday. They
are camped on Phileo island. Reports
have it that they are getting game
encugh to eat.
While out bunting yesterday Alvin
Farber met with a very painful accident.
He was in a toat and in shooting at
some brants, both barrels nf tbe gun
went off at the tame time, and knocked
him in the face, bruisinir it verv badlv.
Only a few dayi ago, while practicing
witn a revolver, he shot himself in the
Tbe Coe and Canon Creek Literary
society closed Hi meetings at Enterprise
last evening wit i a good sized audience
and a programme well carried out.
Messrs. Jas. Mill and Herman Lipbardt
famished some excellent music. Tbe
question discussed was "Resolved that
the great men of this country exceed
those of other countries." It was de
cided for the affirmative. Messrs. E. W.
Quick and Iru Martin handled the
affirmative, and Messrs. Bittinger and
Wheelock opposed them .
Food for Reflection.
The New York World of February 9th,
"The question as to how much of what
they pretend t) know doctors really
know is a very interesting one.
"They possets exceptionally great
facilities for humbugging, and the pre
sumption is that they are not proof in
roost csees. at al. times at least, against
temptation to mi ke use of them. Their
profession cornea as near being an eso
teric one as any that is acknowledged to
be respectable. But the revelation as to
their vfows in the Robinson arsenical
poisoning cases li. Boston is startling.
"There were five deaths frem the drug,
and tbe doctors in their certificates at
tributed them respectively to pneumonia,
typhoid fever, meningitis, bowel disease
and Bright's disei.se of the kidneys. Tbe
truth would have never been known but
for suspicions with which tbe doctors had
nothing to do. There is food here for
reflection and for doctors."
The above criticism is fully warranted
by the startling ignorance shown by tbe
attending physicians in the Somerville
it can be aptly said that human life is
too eften sacrificed to tbe ignorance and
bigotry of the profession.
Too often it ha opens that fatal results
follow an impropt r course of treatment
the physician treats tbe patient for con
sumption, general debility or for nervous
disorders, whilst tbe real disease, which
is slowly destroylt g the kidneys and fill
ing tbe system w th a poison quite as
deadly as arsenic, is altogether over
looked or does not attract attention un
til too late.
Physicians too -often treat the symp
toms of disease inutead of the disease it
It Is well established that four fifths-of
the ordinary ills vhtch beset humanity
are the results of c isease in tbe kidneys
which will yield to the curative proper
ties or Warner's S fe Cure if timely used,
and to it alone. 'What is apparently a
disease in the other organs is more often
times a mere symptom of kidney disease,
which should be uickly eradicated by
Warner's Safa Curs before it secures too
firm a hold on thoiie organs.
'lht In Tlenna.
While driving through the streets of Vien
na between 10 and 11 o'clock at night one
might imagine h in self to be In some little
village, as far as silt nee and solitude are con
cerned. Hardly a c irriage is encountered or
a foot passenger not ced ; hardly a light shines
from the windows of the houses; the great
buildings loom up like the edifices of some
dreamland, as if untenanted save by shad
ows; even in the Ring the quiet is only
broken by tbe occasional tinkle of a tram
boll, for in all German speaking countries
people go borne eerly in the evening; the
longest opera or theatrical performance it
over at 10 o'clock, ai d after that everything
subsides. How diC'erent from Paris, of
which Heine said i hat after his death be
meant to haunt the toulevards, because mid
night, the hour when ghosts do walk, is the
time when they are gayest and most full of
life. One night, I remember, as I came
away from "Theodora" at the Porto St. Mar
tin the clock markod 13:4.i. Sarah Bern
hardt, who was act ng in Vienna while we
were there, was obll ed to begin "Theodora"
at 0:30 in order to get through with it at a
suitable Viennese tour. But these early
hours offer this advantage, that one can go
out night after nlglr, without becoming ex
hausted, and tho comfort of ladies is greatly
increased by their being required to lay aside
their outside wrapa aid bonnets. Oermany,
or Austria, is the Imd par excellence for
theatre goers as well as music lovers. Cor.
Springfield Be publican.
Bait on tbe Sidewalks.
During the last two winters salt has been
used to a very uncon iortable extent in St.
Paul to clear the side walks of snow and ice.
The result of the application of this material
bos been extremely objectionable. The side
walks are rendered sloppy, sticky and filthy
for an uncomfortably long period. Com
plaints have been lou 1 and numerous as the
tribulation of pedestr ana has been increased.
It bos been noticed tliat, aside from this re
sult, the stone sidewalks where salt has been
persistently applied lave begun to flake off,
and to laps into a state of disintegration.
Asked about the effict of salt upon pave
ments and people, Mr. Hurd, chemist for tbe
Ryan Drug company, said that the chlorine,
which is liberated from the salt when applied
to snow and ice, does net upon the stone, dis
integrating it, softening it This effect is in
evitable. The tern per tture f ofteveral Inches
above tbe sidewalk waere salt is applied is
also lowered 15 or 20 dqgs., and is likely to be
injurious to tbe lower limbs of those suscept
ible to rheumatism. "There may be further
deleterious effects," slid Mr. Hurd, "but I
would have to invest gate the subject more
closely. - 1 have not, indeed, given it much
attention, but the effects I have indicated un
deniably follow." at, Paul Pioneer Press.
An English Salvationist subscribed for
a Sheffield paper for the benefit of bis
army corps, but - after taking it awhile
sent this quizzical note: "Please dis
continue sending yr nr newspaper, and
tend the contents bill , instead. There is
more in it."
There are 6nlv- four towns Indiana
ia. whlcbcowt and he gt, are 'not allowed
by ordinance td run at large: Progress
ia alow4n theHooslet state. - '
Sweet Florida oranges at Krell A
Latest novelties in children's neckwear
at the "Why, Davenport.
Jersey suits for children in all the latest
shades at the "Why, Davenport.
This is the way we treat our patrons
a f 1 25 jean pants for 65 cents at the
Ice creams and ices of all kinds at
Krell & Eath's. Be sure and give them
For Rent Two rooms over my mer
chant tailoring establishment.
J. T. Dixon. ,
Yucatan, Tutti Frutti, Bsrley Malt,
spruce and all the latest brands of gum
at Krell & Math's.
A. D. Hueslng, real estate and insur
ance agent. Office No. 1608 Second ave
nue, Rock Island.
Walnut, hickorynnt, peanut and French
fruit nougat just received at Krell &
Math's. Try some; it is extra fine.
Beautiful boys' suits at the "Why" in
checks and stripes for $3 CO. Remember
they are for boys who wear long pants.
Remember the 'Why." Davenport, is
the place for you to trade because their
goods and prices are always satisfactory.
The "Why" can show you the largest
line of boys' 3 and 4 button cutaway
frock suits to be found in the three
Why do you pay a dollar for a crush
hat when you can go to the "Why,"
Davenport, and buy the same thing for
Those $1 50 and $1 95 boys' suits at
the "Whv" are manufacturer he tha
---''- J w aj v
famous Lord Fountleroy Children's Suit
Mother s favorite waists with patent
1 1 1 1A ... '
uauu oniy 43 cents at tbe "Why," Dav
enport. Competitors ask 75 and 85 cents
for the same.
The "Whv.' Davenrnrt. ran ahnw
over 100 styles in children's suits mana-
taciurea oy ine famous Lord Fauntleroy
Children's Suit company.
"Oh! what lovely candy and how nice
and fresh it looks" is tbe expression of all
the ladies as they look in Krell & Math's
fine cases of French candies.
Men's white overalls with apron at
tached, 25 cents; also blue without apron
at the same price. "Why," Davenport,
one price clothing house.
The man found in the ice at Davenport
yesterday is probably Chris Nelson, of
Moline, who mysteriously disappeared
last Thanksgiving day.
Forty-nine cents will buy the best un
laundried nhirt in America at the "Why;"
reinforced front and back, patent stay,
Wamoutia muslin and linen bosom.
The Royal Insurance company, of Eng
land, his the largest surplus of any fire
insurance company in the world. A. D.
Huesing, agent, office No, 1608 Second
avenue, Kock Island.
Insure in the Bovlston Insurance Co..
of Boston, Mass.. organized 1872. As-
sets nearly $1,0(10,000. E. W. Hurst,
agent. Office over Rock Island National
Mothers should visit the "Why" cloth
ing bouse in Davenport and look at those
beautiful boys' suits, ages from 4 to IS,
that they are selling for $1.50 and $1.95,
actual value 92 and $2 60.
Do not be humbugged by prices seen
in advertisements that look unreasonable
to the eye, but go to the "Why" store in
Davenport, and be convinced that you
can save money by trading there.
Berth ft Babeock, Dentists.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special atten
tion paid to saving the natural teeth and
inserting teeth without plates.
Snort Extension of Tims.
County Treasurer Schafer has extended
the time for the payment of tbe taxes for
the city and township of Rock Island for
a few days only.
Hard Coat Market.
Grate and fgg siees, $8 per ton; stove.
No. 4. and nut, $8.25 per ton; for best
quality of anthracite coal, screened and
delivered in any part of the city; 25 cents
per ton discount for cash. Cartsge will
be added on all orders of less than a ton.
E. O. Fbazer.
Tt the Creditor et W Illlaa Ramaklll
Notice is hereby given that William
Ramskill, of tbe city of Rock Island,
county of Rock Island, state of Illinois,
did on the 17th day of December. 1888.
make an assignment to me of bis estate,
to pay debts for tbe benefit of bis credit
ors, tbat I have this day qualified as such
assignee in the county conrt of said
county. The aboye named creditors will
therefor present their claims against
said Ramskill to me under oath or affir
mation, within three months from this
date as required by law.
Gkoros Foster. Assignee.
Rock Island, 111., this 20th day of Den.
yourself in life insurance. You will find
the renewable term policy of the Provi
dent Savings Life Assurance society of
New York to be the best, the cheapest
and the fairest. Avoids tbe unnecessa
rily high cost of level premiums and the
uncertainty and insecurity of assessment
insurance. Net cost for $10,000 for year
1887. Age 25. $107.00; age 85. $121 .60;
age 40. $169.00; age 50. $199.80.
LlHBKRKNKCBT & OlmSTEaD,
No. 1712 Second ave Rock Island.
Who of us are wunout trouble be tbey
small or larger The blessings of health
are best appreciated when we are sich
and in pain. A hacking cough, a aevnrk
cold, or any throat or lung disease are
very troublesome; but all of these may be
quickly and permanently cured by Dr.
Bigelow'a Cure. Safe and pleasant for
children . Price B0 cents.
n is powder never vanes. A marvel of parity,
ttenirta and wholeeomaness; more aeonoeoy
tkan the ordinary kinds, ana cannot be sold by
cam petition with the multitude of low text, shorty
weight alum or phosphate nowdera. : Sold
2. BoTat BAKiae Powdu Oo., IS WaUBt.
New York , -. , .
Tot a good spring medicine we confidently
recommend Hood's Sarsaparllla, By its use
the blood Is purified, enriched and vitalized,
that tired feeling Is entirely overcome and
the whole body given strength and vigor.
The appetite Is restored and sharpened, the
digestive organs are toned, the kidneys and
liver invigorated. IX you have never tried
do so this season. It is a thoroughly honest
and reliable preparation, purely vegetable,
and contains no injurious ingredients what
ever. Thousands who have taken it with
benefit testify to its peculiar curative power.
I take Hood's 6arsaparilla as a spring
tonic, and I recommend it to all who have
that miserable tired feeling." C. Parmzucr,
849 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.
K. B. If yon decide to take Hood's Sarsaparllla,
do not be induced to bay any otber preparation.
ITT TOWNSHIP ELECTION NO-
Notice is hereby given thst on Tuesday, the
Second day of April, 1889. in the city of Rock
Island, so election will be held for the following
city or r KIRS :
One Mayor for two year.
One City Clerk for two rears.
One City Attorney for two years. 2 .
One City Treasurer for two yearn.
One Police Magistrate for four vAirs.
One Alderman in the First ward for two years.
One Alderman in the Second ward for two years.
One Alderman in tho Third ward for two years.
One Alderman In the Fourth war for two years.
One Alderman in the Filth ward for two years.
One Alderman in the Sixth ward for two years.
One Alcermao In the Seventh ward for two years
And on a proposition by resolution of the City
Council -'For" "AgalnBt" selling the city water
works. towhship omcKBn:
One Supervisor for one year.
Four Assistant Supervises for one year.
One Assessor for one yiar.
One Collector for one yenr
Two Justices of tbe Pesce for four years.
Three Constable for four years.
Which election will bo opened at 8 o'clock In
tha morning and continue open until 7 o'clock in
the afternoon of that day.
Citv snd Town Clerk.
Dated this 8th day of March, 1880.
STATE OF ILLIXOI9, I
Rock Island Couhtx 1
In the Circuit Court In Chancery.
Ransom R. C ble . Mary E. Toang in her own
right and as executrix of the last will and tea-tamen-
of John Dickson, deceased, George M.
Iiickson, Ellra F. Dickson, The Rock Island
National Bank, Roswell P. Dart. Jsmes S.
Drake and Samuel Blttir Foreclosure General
Notice Is hereby given that by virtue of a decree
of said court, entered In the above entitled cause,
on the Sfttn. day of January, A. D. 1889.1 shall,
on Saturday the 6th day of April, A. D. 1889,
mi mououroi io ciock in ine arteraoon, at toe
north door of the court bonne. In the city of Rock
Island, in said eountv of Rock Island, to satiofv
said decree, sell at public vendue, to the highest
bidder for cash, that certain parcel of land, situ
ate in the county of Rock Island and state of Illi
nois, known and described as follows, to-wlt:
i ne northeast quarter of section twenty-six,
(86). in townshln seventeen, (17, north of ranee
1 wo. (i), west of the fourth (4th) principal me
ridian. Dated at Rock Island, Illinois, this ltth day of
Maroh, A. D. 1889. WM. JACKS JN,
Special Mas'er in Chancery.
HSNBT CtraTts, Commi ts Sol'tr. It dtw
Hampton's Hot Coffee
Five Cent Lunch Counter.
A full line of
Corner Ninth Street and
We confine our Loans to Improved
Farms in the safest counties of
Iowa, and on request
Prompt payment ef principal and interest
I1EINZ & HIRSCHL,
Honorary graduate snd medallist of the Ontario
Veterinary College; member of Montreal Veter
inary College, and member of the Veterinary Med
ical Association, wil! treat on the latest and most
scientific principles all the diseases and abnormal
conditions of the domesticated animals.
Examinations, consultation snd sdvice positive
Calls Promptly attended to.
Charges moderate in every case.
Office, residence and telephone call, Commer
ctal hotel. Rock Island, 111.
GOLD MEDAL, PARIS, 1878.
Warranted absolute! V imrv
Coooa , from liirh the excess of
OH has been removed. It ha. more
than three timet tin urength of
Cociia mixed with starch. Arrow
root or Sucnr. and 1. tlwrelbre far
more economical, cotting leu than
one rent a nip. It I. dellctoas.
nourlahlnn, strenirthcniug, easily
digested, and admirably adapted
for Invalid, a. well a. sir punooa
Sold by Grocers everywhere.
W. BAKER & CO., Dorchester. Mass.
J. M. BUFORD,
The old Fire and Time-tried Compaalea
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAD).
as low as any reliable fomianv ei
Vonr patronage Is solicited.
M Offle In Argu block.
imparts r-rttumtrnturfrv'T to the skim. .
move, ail Dlniplea, rt--k r aiul tlitutarmtlonm. sw
si bp all nrilau drutnoiw. or inutad far St eta.
sav f w Yaw eaawi p i
OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS-
Fsosaptly and neatly executed by the Aaetra' Job
j '- departasent. . . ' -
ST8pecial attention paid to Commercial wor ,
J. D KOTHERFORD,
V. S H F, V.M. S,
Hood's Sarsaparilla Is prepared from Sana
parilla, Dandelion, Mandrake, Dock, Juniper
Berries, and other well known vegetable
remedies, by a combination, proportion and
process peculiar to itself, and by which the
full medicinal value of all the Ingredients
nsed Is secured. Hence it possesses superior
and positive curative power.
" Every spring for years I have made it a
practice to take from three to Cve bottles of
Hood's Sarsaparllla, because I know it purifies
the blood and thoroughly cleanses the system
of an Impurities. That languid feeling, called
spring fever, will never visit the system that
has been properly cared for by this never
failing remedy." W. n. Lawrence, Editor
Agricultural Epltomlst, Indianapolis, Ind.
flood's Baniaparllta ia sold by druggists, fl; six
forSJ. Prepared by CI. Hood 4 Co., Lowell, Mats.
"WAviIf SSBE?T9 PTfmt N EW PATENT
. F're-Proo' bates ; sit 28x18x18 ; weight 600
lbs.; retail price 3&; others in proportion. Hlgb
VlJLV1 'llver medal) Centennial Exposition.
fitTS.. ,?.ce : Prmnent business. Our prices
12WJ?' W e Bre "o ,n the afe pool. Exclusive
territory riveu. Alpine bate Co.. Cincinnati. X
OVKR8EER9 WANTED EVERYWHERE AT
home or to travel. We wish to employ a re a
liable person in your county to tack nc advertise
ments and show cards of Electric Goods. Adver
tisements to be tacked up everywhere, on trees,
fences and turnpikes, in conspicuous places. In
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and Canada. Steady employment; wages $2. K0
per day; expenses advanced; no talking requir
ed, 1 ocal work for all or part of the time. Ad
dress with stamp, EMOrtV A CO.,
Managers, Ml Vine St , Cincinnati, O.
Ne attention paid to postal cards.
A list of K00 newspapers divided Into STATES
AND ECTIOXS will be sent on application
FREE. r 1
To those who want their advertising to pay, we
can offer no better medium for thorough aud ef
fective work than tbe various sections of our 8s
lsct Local Li'T.
Geo. P. Rowel I & Co.,
Nawspaper Advertising Buret,
10 Spbtjcs St., N. Y.
J. 1M. HEAKDSLEY,
ATTORN BV AT LAW Offlce with J. T. Ken
worthy. 175 Sucondavenue.
A TTOKJJKY AT LAW. Office in Rock Island
I National Bank Building, Rock Island, 1 11.
ATTORNEY AT Law Office In Post Office
block. july 11 dw
E. W. HURST,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Office in Masonic Temple block, over Kock It
and National Eank. Kock I aland. III.
a. B. swssirrr. o. u vum.
SWEENEY A WALKER,
ATTORNEYS ATSD COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Office in BeGgston's block. Rock Island, til.
ATTORNEY AT LAW Loan money en ou
seenrttv, m'ke collections. Reference, Mitch
ell Lynde, bankers. Office la Fostofflce Mock.
D. S. SCHUUEMAN,
ARCHITECT AND SUPERINTENDENT. Main
office Cinclnratti, Ohio; Branch office over
First National Bank, Rock Island. f 18-Iy
ST. LUKE'S COTTAGE HOSPITAL,
ON THIRD AVENUE, between Tenth and
Eleventh streets. feb 14-tf
WM. 0. KULP, IT. D. S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Rooms S6, 87, 8 and 29,
Take Elevator. DAVE'ICRT, IA
J. A. GENUNG,
Tbe popular and reliable Grocer,
Cor. Eighth St. and Third Ave.,
will tell you
as cheap as they ran be sold .
He pays the highest market price for
and always has a nice stock on
A. D. HUESING
Represents, among other time-tried and well
nown Fire Insurance Companies, the following:
Royal Insurance Company, of England
Weschester Fire Ins. Co., of N. Y.
Buffalo German Ins. Co., Buffalo. N. Y.
Rochester German Ins. Co. Roch'r N.Y
German Fire Ins. Co.. of Peoria, 111.
Citizens Ins. Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Exchange Fire Ins. Co., of New York.
Office No. 1608 Second Ave..
Patent. Cast and Wrought
Cheapest Fence in the world for resi
dence and lots.
Made any height desired.
. J. . DOWNING,
Bocceseor to Geo. Downing, Jr.,
iil( U UuSfcivt . uuive.
sal satisfaction la il
cure of Uonorrbwa and
Gleet. I prescribe it and
feel safe in reonnmend
lo It to all sufferers.
. Sold by Drat-flata.
f Sown la V I
1 ' I UrSwIykyAa
HOUSE B CTILDEHS.
Bash, Doors, Blinds,
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of Wool
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth Sc., between Third and Fourth avenae,
The finest carriages and buggies in
the city can be had at any honr
- of tbe day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
No. 1918 Third Avenue.
:CITY PAINT SHOP:
DRUCKB1ILLER & CO.,
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalsomining.
HTAll work warranted and done to order on short notice.
Shop No. 310 Seventeenth street, bet. 3d and 4 th avenne.
Plnmhini? Qtfloni 'jtiH floo fliitin
Kn -wles Steam Pumps; Inspirators and Ejectors.
brought, Oft sad Lead Pipe. Pipe Fitting and Brass Goods of erery deacrlp
Rubber Bom and Packing of alt Binds, Draia Tile and Sewer Pipe.
Oflce aad Shop No. S17 Eighteenth St, ROCK ISLAJH). &I
.THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Bread, Cakes, Pies and Pastry,
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY,
1109 Third Ave., Rock Island,
; POLZIN & STAASSEN. Propts.
VaTQeods delirsrsd to any part ot ttu etty fees of oharje.-
DUST MH W
in a U. iiSW.
Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
Gold-Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second Avenue.
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