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THE BOCK . I8LAXD ABQU& THURSDAY. MAY
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OLD TIME MINSTRELSY.
THE "MIDDLE MAN'S" STORY OP
HIS BURNT CORK CAREER.
Wlta the Christie Thirty Tun Ago Tbe
Day of Small Salaries A Disastrous
Tonr to Cuba Living Several Iya en
riT Crackers Beatlnp; a Ride,
A genuine old timer in the minstrel buai
dw U Joseph M. NorcroiM, the jovial Inter
locutor of the Haverly-Cleveland minstrels.
Mr. Norcroes to not very old io years, only
about 48, but there are few whose term of
service In the ranks of minstrelsy approaches
faia It was just about thirty-two years ago
that he Mat-Iced himself up and earned bis
first dollar as a maker of laughs. It took a
good many laughs to make a dollar m thorn
days, and blacking up was not then the simple
operation It Is today.
Now, carefully prepared burnt cork can be
purchased ready for use by the barrel, but
the dark faced artists of a third of a century
ago thought burned wood good enough for
them. He had an excellent alto voice and a
taste for instrumental music, and had made
something of a reputation from perform
ances with amatenrs. Assuming the name
of Joe Nome and purchasing a violoncello,
he organized a minstrel company. The or
ganization was known as Sharply and Nor
Tie's minstrels, and Included seven perform
ers. The instruments of the orchestra con
sisted of a violin, banjo, violoncello and jaw-
So enAvired was Mr N ore roes with his
success that in 1859 be joined the company
cor trolled by William and Byram Christie,
sons of the original Christie.
THAT TRIP TO CtBA ANTi BACK.
He next joined the jEolian minstrel. end
made a tour to Cuba and Mexico. The per
formances were given under canvas, and the
company, meeting with financial reverses
reduced expenses by discharging all the can
vas men and making the stage stars perform
their duties. His contract called for a salary
of $30 a week, something really enormous for
those days. He was with the company six
monies, during wtucb time be received ex
aotly two weeks' salary , paid in numerous
They had umii; adventures during their
Mexican tour, it was at the time of the re
bellion, and while playing at Bagdad and
siatamoras a pass was obtained from the
Confederacy allowing them to cross the river
and show in Brownsville. Mr. Nororosa has
that pass in bis possession today. When the
company desired to return to the United
States a vessel was chartered to take them to
New Orleans. It was expected that the voy
age would be accouipliHhed in ! than five
days, so only provisions enough for that
length of time wore taken. Contrary winds
and dead calms lengthened tho voyage to
nearly two weeks, and they would certainly
have starved hud they not fallen in with a
small schooner, from which a barrel of crack
ers was obtained. The crackers were of
Mexican make, half a foot square, noarly as
thick through and hard as a brick. They
were equally divided anioug all on board
each receiving five.
"Mb jur. orcros and hw company
reacnea rew Orleans they were dead broke.
Without a dollar between them, four ex
nambers of the bankrupt minstrel company
set out from New Orleans for home. It was
a remarkable journoy, and can best te told in
toe words of Mr. Norcross. Said he:
"We went aboard the steamer Ruth, which
was bound up the Miaaucippi to Cairo, where
we nopea to nnd another boat which would
carry us to Cincinnati from where we could
take the cars to Philadelphia. I explained to
toe captain our stale or Unoncw, and he agreed
to give ns our parage if we would help put
uie cargo ou ooaro. Having served as otw-
vasmen, we aid not mind hard work, and
hustled the bales of cotton alwut with such
good will that the captain soon called us upon
deck and said we had done enough. We gave
a oonosrt that night and pluaxed the captain
so much that wo were given staterooms. We
continuod to entertain the passengers, and
when we rear hod Cairo were presented with
a purse of $80.
"I learned from the steward that thesteamer
Darling, which was then about to leave for
Cincinnati, was run by splendid sort of peo
ple, so I determined to try and get passage
without paying for It I went to the captain
with the recommendation of the steward, and
asked him .If be would not give us our pas
sage in exchange for musical entertainments
It turned out that the steward was thorough
ly hated by our captain, who, lu great rage,
refused my request
"He said that the steward tried to pass off
on him all the dead beats he could rake up.
One of my companions was a clever piano
player, and just before the boat was to start
he began a performance upon the steam cal
liope, an instrument with which all Missis
sippi river boats were then provided. So
merrily did he play that the captain's heart
was softened and he informed us that we
need not go ashore.
TBI DAZED LANDLORD.
"At Cincinnati I separated from my three
friends. I had about $30 in my pocket, but
I determined to save it to buy a suit of
clothes with, when I reached Philadelphia, I
knew I could not get an engagement unless I
dressed decently. Chancing to notice a gen
tleman, who had no baggage, purchase a
ticket, I explained my situation to him asd
he agreed to check my two trunks through to
Philadelphia, I got aboard the train and
when the conductor came around I told him
of the bad fix I was in, but could not induce
him to pass me. As he insisted upon it I got
off at the next station Intending to board the
next train. But when the cars started my
heart failed me and I got on again. The con
ductor was rather wrathy when be found me
still aboard his train, but I finally won his good
will and a uote to the next conductor, which
helped me through to my journey's end.
"I bad nothing to eat from the time I left
Cincinnati until I landed in Philadelphia, ex
cept one meal, and that was a big one. The
. train stopped at a restaurant and I went in
and ate all I could. When I finished I called
for the landlord and said: 'My dear sir, I
have had a splendid dinner here; I have
eaten all I can and have not a cent to pay for
it. If I bad asked your permission you would
have refused me. Now that the dinner is
gone, what are you going to do about itf I
expected that he would kick me out, and
rather hoped he might. Instead he looked
dazed for a moment and then said, 'Have a
cigar T "
Soon after arriving in Philadelphia Mr.
Norcross secured an engagement with Cotton
and Murphy (Joe Murphy) and his fortunes
mended rapidly. Of course be has expe
rienced the ups and downs peculiar to his
profession, but bis career has been unusually
successful. His voice, which in youth was
alto, changed to a rich, deep bass and has
gained for him an enviable reputation aa a
vocalist. He has been with most of the fa
mous minstrols of his time, and, baa crossed
the continent seven times. He joined Hav
erly's company In 1884 and went to Europe
with that mammoth organization. When
W. 8. Clevoland assumed management of the
company in January, 1887. be was retained
as stage manager, and has since retained that
position and contributed much to the won
derful success this eompany has won. Bos
Yoreed to leave Home.
Over 60 people were forced to leave
their homes yesterday to call for a free
trial package of Lane's Family Medicine,
ir your blood is bad, your liver and kid
neys out of order, if you are constipated
and have headache and an unsightly com
plexion, don't fail to call on any drug
gist today for a free sample of this grand
remedy. The ladies praise lu Every
one likes it. Largo size package 60
Rural towns in Pennsylvania Indulge
in what they call a "tea and coffee
It is a Car ions fast
That the body is now more susceptible to
benefit from medicine than at any other
season. Hence the Importance of taking
Hood's Barsaparilla now, when it will do
you the most good. It is really wonder
ful for purifying and enriching the blood,
creating an appetite, aid giving a healthy
tone le the whole system. Be sure to get
Hood's Barsaparilla, which it peculiar to
Joslin. April 80.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hannah have lost
their baby. It only lived a few days. It
was buried on Saturday last.
Mr. Archie, late of Joslin, now of Kan-
as, Is visiting among bis friends, tie
has a good word for Kansas.
Why are farmers simply meeting to
gether for the purpose of denouncing the
binding twine trust 7 When will they
organize for the purpose of denouncing
all trusts and carry their denunciations to
the ballot boxT
On Friday afternoon last the Le Claire
Browns and the Zunia Red Caps played
a rery exciting game of base btll upon
the Shannon park ground. Zuma Red
Caps 29; Le Claire 24. Considerable
money changed bands.
I notice that the Rev. A. R. Morgan
has accepted a call to the Joliet peniten
tiary. But I was under the impression
that,actlng the advice of his physician he
had left the ministry on account of a
diseased throat. Strange, isn't itT '
An implement firm that was jn busi
ness at Joslin a coup'e of years ago, has
still a large number of outstanding notes
which, it says, must be collected the
coming fall. Having heard it said that
notes that were not worth ten cents on
the dollar previous to a religious revival
can be collected without any trouble af
terward, I hereby suggest that the Rev.
McPheeters be engaged with that object
in view and that he be allowed 25 per cent
it is aoout twenty years since we
formed the acquaintance of Mr. Oest.
He was in partnership then with Mr.
Hawley, and was the inspector of schools.
Mr. Qest visited a school we were teach
ing at that time and after school was
dismissed we road over the prairie with
him and piloted him to a comfortable
place to stay over night. No sir. we
are not figuring for the Joslin postefflce.
This is a republican administration, and
the present incumbent at Joslin is a re
publican. And the office is well kept
But if there is any other soft snap round
the Joliet penitentiary, or the insane
asylum, in which there is good pa, and
little to do. and the position is offered to
us, of course we should be wicked not
to accept. What is our politics? Well
sir, our platform is "the greatest good to
the greatest number" and we believe too
with that grand old man, Mr. Gladstone,
that "the drift of all legislation should
be, to make it easy to do right and diffl
cult to do wrong, and ir civil service
reform won't give us anything under
mat piaiiorm, we say, thank Una we
can always d ) without that we can't get
Mpi.tcm is Parvo.
Hillsdale;. May 1
D. M. siarlin attended the assessors
meeting at Rock Island Monday.
J. U. Archer, formerly a carpenter at
this place, was here visiting last week.
A gipsy caravan was in this vicinity
Monday and were camped at Canoe Oreek
Miss Lillie Fowler, who has been visit
ing in Sterling for two months, returned
borne last Friday.
There was a social hop at John
last Friday night. There were
twenty couples present.
Mr. J8. Qmnn, who bad four
killed by lightning last Tuesday
received $100 from the Coe and
Mutual Insurance company, it being
full amount of insurance.
Last Sunday at the U. B. church David
waaaeii was prostrated in consequence
or improper ventilation during service
He soon recovered after being takeu ou
into the fresh atmosphere.
Some of those people in Coe and Cor
dova, who were duped by lightning rod
sharks, declare they will not Day the
amount of the notes they signed, as they
supposed they were simply contracts
binding only the agents. It was a rather
expensive lesson, but grangers wVl learn
Mr. William Swift, a nephew of Wil
liam Mill, and who came here last spring
from England, met with a very painful
and serious accident last Tuesday
While leading a horse to water, he did
not take the precaution to keep near the
horse's bead, and the animal wheeled and
kicked him on the arm. breaking it be
low the elbow. Dr. Freek, of Cordova,
J. M. Martin has just received a well
selected stock of dry goods, overalls,
socks, hosiery, summer underwear, hats.
etc., etc. He will be found at the west
counter of Fender & Nundles' store.
prepared to wait on customers, at all
times. He will probably put in a limi
ted stock of clothing in the near future.
Qive him a call.
Mil ah. May J.
Chas. Owens and wife are visiting
Dr. Wiggins has purchased a new horse
and buggy. He claims to have caught a
Tbos. Johnston, formerly of this place,
disposed of his milling business in Dav
enport and now is representing Fair
banks & Co., traveling in the vicinity of
The canning company is making rapid
progress. Almost the entire building is
erected, the boiler and engine are being
put in place and the entire machinery is
expected to be in place between now and
the 1st of July.
We observe by a New York telegram
the sad news of Mrs. Flossie DeMarco's
suiciding by shooting herself, owing to
despondency, being married about fifteen
months ago. Mr. DeMarco was favora
bly known as a railroad contractor, ac
cumulating considerable wealth. Being
a native of Italy be was well known in
this country among his countrymen.
Mrs. DeMarco was the daughter of Mr.
Salmon Smith, who was a citizen of this
city for a number of years, interesting
himself in railroad contracting, doing
considerable work near Savanna and
Mount Carrol. At that time Mrs. De-
Marco had just reached her "teens, a
very pleasant young lady, much thought
of by the young people whom she kept
company with. Her many friends are
rcry much surprised at her action and
sincerely sympathize with tba bereaved
Coal Valley. May 2.
B. F. Colds, of Dakpta, was the guest
of George Hillier last week.
The construction train on the R. I. &
P. R. R. stopped on Saturday.
Miss Jennie Bailey ia teaching in the
Wilson school district, Rural township.
The Rev. and Mrs. Jonathan Blinken
sop, of Braidwood.are visiting Mrs. Park;
Dr. L. E. Barton, of Secor, Woodford
county, bss been visiting his folks. He
returned on the 29th.
Charles Robertson, brother of the ex -steward
of tbe county farm, died a short
time ago near Larentum, AUcgrany coun
ty. Pa., after aa illness of short dura
tion. The Rey. Jamea Warnock, of LeClaire,
Scott county, Iowa, where he has been
laboring for six years, has accepted a call
in Cedarville, Green county, - Ohio, and
will aoon move to that place. He will
preach at Homestead next Sabbath.
There will be a District Sabbath School
convention on Sunday, May 6, In tbe
Presbyterian church at 8 o'clock p. m.
The district ia composed of Coal Valley
and Rural townships, aad the president.
8. D. Cleland, of the county association,
will with others, be present. There Is a
Ice cr Jam at Erell A Math's.
Milk i hake at Krell & Math's.
Fine lox candies at Erell & Math's,
Go to Krell & Math's for a dish
good ice cream.
For Rant Two rooms over my mer
chant ta taring establishment.
J. T. DIXOH.
A. D. Huesing, real estate and insur
ance agtnt. Office No. 1608 Second ave
nue. Rot k Island.
Tbe Royal Insurance company, of Eng
land, ban the largest surplus of any fire
insurance company in the world. A. D.
Huesing agent, office No. 1608 Second
avenue, ttock Island.
Insure in the Boylston Insurance Co..
of Bos to a, Mass.. organized 1872. As
sets neatly $1,000,000. E. W. Hurst,
agent. Office over Rock Island National
Tbe ice cream season has commenced
and Kre.l & Math will take the lead
supplying all the parties and receptions
with their ice creams and ices. If you
intend to have anything in the party line
be sure and go where you can depend
upon getting the best and purest, and
that place is Krell & Math's.
Berth ft Babcock, Dentists.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special atten
tion paid to saving the natural teeth and
inserting teeth without plates.
Bard Coal Market.
Grate and egg size. $3 per ton; stove,
No. 4, and nut, $8 25 per ton; for best
quality cf anthracite coal, screened and
delivered in any part of the city; 25 cents
per ton c iscount for cash. Cartage will
be added on all orders of less than a ton
E. G. Frazer.
Surety on Bonds.
Those who are required to give bonds
in positions of trust, and who desire to
avoid aiking friends to become their
sureties, or who may wish to relieve
friends f -om further obligations as bonds
man, she uld apply to tbe agent of the
America ! Surety Co., of New York.
General Insurance Agent,
Rock Island, III.
To DisiodK too Enemy,
When it takes the form of disease of the
kidneys or bladder, is a task well nigh
impossible of accomplishment. Rena!
and vesical maladies are more obstinate
than any others. Counteract, therefore,
the earliest indications of in activity of
the many organs with Hos tetter's Stom
ach Bitters, which possesses, among
other excellent qualities, those of an effi
cient diuretic. The degree of stimulation
apparent from its use renches, but never
goes beyond, the bounds of safety. It
invigorat3B always, never irritates.
Bright's disease, diabetes, catarrh of the
bladder, are diseases successfully coin
batted ir their incipiency with this be
nign medical stimulant and tonic. Be
sides reinforcing and regulating the kid
neys and bladder, tbe bitters is a specific
for fever and ague, constipation and dys
pepsia. An In liana schoolmaster has been
driven out of the county for cruelly to
his pupils. In other words, he has been
shipped as a whaler.
ADVICE TO aUTKXBft.
Are you disturbed at night and broken
of your rest by a sick child suffering and
crying wi h pain of cutting teeth T If so,
send at or ce and get a bottle of Mrs.
Winslow'n Soothing Syrup for children
teething. Its value is incalculable,
It will rel eve the poor little sufferer im
mediately Depend upon it mothers,
thore is nc mistake about it. It cures
dysentery, diarrhoea, regulates the stom
ach and bowels, cures wind colic, soft
ens the gums, reduces inflammation, and
gives tone and energy to the whole sys
tem. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
for Childi en Teething is pleasant to tbe
taste, and is the prescription of one of
the oldest and best female nurses and phy
sicians in the United States, and is for
sale by til druggists throughout the
world. P.-ice 25 cents per bottle.
in tbe vicinity of West
are "dying of brain fes
In the pursuit of the gooa things of
'his world we anticipate too much; we
eat out tbe heart and sweetness or world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. Tbs results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and. all
stomach, aver, kidney ana bladder
troubles. 1 1 is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price. 50 cents, of
The hest on earth can truly be said of
Gngg's Glycerine Salve, which is a sure.
safe and stcedy cure for cuts, bruises.
scalds, buriis wounds and all other sores
Will positively cure piles, tetter and all
skin eruption. Try this wonder healer
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refund
el. Onlv 25 cents. Sold bv druggists
west second street.
DAVENPORT. - - IOWA.
New Patterns Received Daily.
Prices Lower than ever before.
nROPOSALS FOR BEEF. Rock Island Amu
1 si. Ills., Ap-U 80, 1889. Bealed proposals in
trlnlicata. auh cct to the nsual conditions will be
received at th office until IS M, FRIDAY. MAT
81st. 1889. and then opened for fnrnliblnffsad de
llrerlns at the Arsenal the Fresh Bsef required
by the Hnbalstraca Department during the fiscal
ear comment inat Julv 1st. 189V. The Govern.
ment reserves the right to re ect any or all pro
posals. Preference will be given ta articles of
domestic Drod ictlon or manufacture, condl Ions
of quality and prices (Including fn the price of
foreign prodn stlons or msnnUcturers the d tj
thereon) being equal. Full information will be
furnished on applications to this office. Envel
opes cental' lug p opoals should be marked
'Proposals forFreeh Beef" and addressed to
A. I VAKNfi f. Captain of Ordinance A. C. S.
J. M. BUFORD,
Tbe old F rs and Time-tried Companies
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAD.
Bates as low as an; reliable eomomnj east
i of r patronage la soucltea.
a axgaa oioca.
. J(D PRINTING
OF AJUj DTE8CRIPT10N8-
Promptly sud a stir executed by the Am us Job
aV' Bpscial ai tenuos paid to Commercial wor
Rev. H. H. Fairall. D. D . editor of
the Iovsa Methoditt, says editorialrjMn the
November (1883) number of bis psper:
We cave tested the merit nf "Elv's
Cream Balm, and believe that, bv a
thorough course of treatment, it will cure
almost every case of catarrh. Ministers,
as a class, are afflicted with head and
throat troubles, and catarrh seems more
prevalent than ever. We cannot recom
mend Ely's Cream Balm too highly."
Pond's Extract, the household remedy
for cuts, burns, bruises, etc., cures pain
and inflammation like a charm. Avoid
any spurious imitations.
Ti powder never vanes. A marvel of purity,
sttcnirth and wholesomeness : more economy
tban the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold by
competition with the multitude of lowtent, shorty
weigbt alum or phosphate powders. Sold onifn
eint. Rotl Bakihg rownaa Co., ISoWsU't.
OR SALE. -THE CHANNON KSTAIK
Twenty-third street and Fifth sveiiue. Ai
ply to W. C. Cbannon 9,6 Fourth avo. 1-tf
TTTANTBD RELIABLE LOCAL AND TRAV
vv eling salesmen; position permanent; spec
ial maurvments n .w; ran selling specialties
Don't delav; salary from the start.
BROWN BROS., Nurserymen, Chicago, 111.
YTTANTEI AGENTS forourJfEW PATENT
? r tm-Proof Mates; else 2xlxl8; weight 500
est award (silver medal) Centennial Exposition
iiw. ; r-iaii orioeao: ornnntin nmnorrimt w ih
w.vuit( jeriuiinni Dnmnem. tur price
lowmt. We are not In the safe pool. Excftwlve
. ww 3 niveu. Alpine Bare Co.. I'luciuoau, u.
WANTED GEN URAL AGENT FOR THI8
rity, to open an o fflre and assume exclusive
control or our Dusiness. ueocis wen known, lu
universal demand, n1 pay a nst profit of fifty to
one bnnrtredper cent. Adilrms, with creden
tial. THE TTNION COMPANY. Broadway and
Astorriace, w loric.
SALESMEN WE WISH A FEW MKN TO
eel! onr good by sample to the wholeaale and
retail trane ; largept manufacturers in our line
enclose S-cent stamp ; wages 58 per day : perma
nent position ; no postal!, answered: money ad
vanced for wages, advertising, etc. Cimtbiil
Man't u Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. apl 4
TO SO A MONTH CAN BE MADE
can fnrnieh a home and give their who'e time to
the business; spare moments msy be prontsb
employed also; a few vacancies In towns an
cities. B. F. JOHNSON A CO , 1009 Mam St
N. B. Ladiea employed also; never mind ahout
ending stamn for reply ; come quick. Youra for
bis. B. F. J . A Co. spl -6m
NOW la the
Time To Ar
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mrtte at once for my new Illustrated circular
omurxAL and encosnsruL. quick method for tbe
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J. X. BEAKDSLEY,
1 TTORNE V AT LAW Office with 1. T. Ken
l worthy. 17m Sucondsvenne.
A TTORNE Y AT LAW. Office to Rock Iiland
) National Bans Building, Kock Island, i 11.
E. W. HCKST,
A TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
I Omee tn Masonic Temple block, over Rock Is
urn a national Bank, Kocki eland, in.
a. a. IWSBHBT.
o. L. WAijua.
A TTORNBY8 AND COUTS8ILLOR8 AT LAW
XXOffio In Bengston's block. Rock Island, LU.
ATTORNIY AT LAW Loaaa money rout
ssonrtty. mike collections. Reference), Mitch
ell trade, back era. office ta Paslofflea alook
THE DAILY ARGUS.
POB SALE EVERY EVENING at Cramptou'i
a riewe stana. r lve cents per copy.
D. S. SCUT REMAN,
ROHJTKCT AND SUPERINTENDENT. Msln
n office Cincinnati!, Ohio; Branch
First National Bank, Rock Island.
ST. LUKE'S COTTAGE HOSPITAL,
nw THIRD AVENUE, between Tsntb and
WM, 0, KULP, D. D. S.
omOB REMOVED TO
Rooms 6, 27, 98 snd 89,
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT. IA.
Brownson the Hatter
Second and Main street,
Seventeenth St., (up stairs.)
' MA OB OH
t ' s
We confine our Loans to Improved
Farms in the safest counties of
'.' Iowa, and on request
. . GUARANTEE
Prompt payment ef principal and interest
, ; x HEINZ & HIRSCBL, ;
. - Davenpost, Iowa.
For a good spring medicine we confidently
recommend Hood's Barsaparilla. By Its use
the blood Is purified, enriched and vitalized,
that tired feeling Is entirely overcome and
tbe whole body given strength and vigor.
Tbe appetite Is restored and sharpened, the
digestive organs are toned, the kidneys and
Uver Invigorated. Ii yon have never tried
do so this season. It Is a thoroughly honest
and reliable preparation, purely vegetable,
and contains no injurlons Ingredients what
ever. Thousands who have taken It with
benefit testify to its peculiar enrative power.
"I take Hood's Sarsaparilla as a spring
tonic, and I recommend it to all who have
that miserable tired feeling." C. Fakmklkk,
349 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.
M. B. If yon decide to take Ilood'a Banaparilla.
do not be Induced to buy any other preparation.
THE MOLINE WAGON.
Manulacturers ol FARM, SPRING and FREIGHT WAG0H8
A fall snd complete line of PLATFORK ,B(J ether Spring Wavmia. e.-eeially adapted to
We tern trade of enprrrir workriaopbip and flnti-h liluairau-d ITire Liit free oa
application. Sec the MoUNK WAGON bofore purrhnains.
The TIN DERTAKE JR
r " rf-r, 1T " h ,rT i k&OW
Embalming a Specialty.
No. 1805 Second avenue.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Bnilders,
All kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jobbing done on abort
notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and shop 1412 Fourth are., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LERCH & STJTOLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Stylea in Wall Papee.
S"Painting, Graining and Paper Hanging.
DIMICK BLOCK, Twentieth Street,
near Third Avenue.
A. D. HUESING,
Represents, among other time-tried and well
known Fire Insurance Companies, tbe following:
Royal Insurance Company, of England
Weschester Fire Ins. Co.. of N. Y.
Buffalo German Ins. Co.. Buffalo. N. T.
Rochester German Ins. Co. Roch'rN.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.,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Hampton's Hot Coffee
Five Cent Lunch Counter.
A fnll line of
SCHOOL SUPPLIES -
Corner Ninth Street and
V. S H F. V. M. S.
Honorary graduate snd medallist of the Ontario
Veterinary College; member of Montreal Veter
inary College, and member of tbe Veterinary Med
ical Association, will treat on tbe latest and most
scientific principles all the diseases and abnormal
conditions of the domesticated animals.
Examinations, consultation and advice positive
Calls Promptly attended to.
Charges moderate In every case.
- Office, residence and telephone call. Commer
ctal hotel. Rock Island, 111.
FOH Um OIJLY!
ttlTrT ror t0ST or FAHoWI MANHOOD:
ftrwAIIIIX General and NERVOUS DEBILITY;
ft I f X Weakaeaa ef Bnttyand Mini: Effeata
J Kl a Si Ji of Errors ar Eiuurr in Old or Yowir.
Bhh ASHIHIU full, How h t t-tscpr nd
SkMUwIr avllta NOBS TnKT3:r MH la 4f.
M. mil ffiiwiMi ana pnnnantil
Ulf MtBtSAl CO., SUIFAIS, . t.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is nrenared from Rarsa.
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
lull medicinal value of all the Ingredients
used is secured. Hence it possesses superior
and positive enrative power.
" Every spring for years I have made It a
practice-to take from three to five bottles of
Hood's Sarsaparilla, because I know it purifies
the blood and thoroughly cleanses the system
of all impurities. That lancuid feeling, called
'spring fever,' will never visit tho system that
has been properly cared for by this never
railing remedy." W. n. LawtifjNCe, Editor
Agricultural Epitomist, IndiaiiajioUs, I no.
Hood'a Sarsapariila la aold by drugirista. f 1 ; aix
for (ft. Prepared by C. 1. Hood A Co., Lowell, Mais.
Floral Designs furnished.
Telephone No. 1098.
Rock Island, 111.
J. A. GENUNG,
The popular and reliable Grocer,
Cor. Eighth St. and Third Ave..
will sell you
as cheap as they can be sold .
He pays the highest market price for
and always has a nice stock on
Patent, Cast and Wrought
Cheapest Fence in the world for resi
dence and lots.
Made any height desired.
J. E. DOWNING,
Bnccesaor to Geo. Downing, Jr.,
BlfG haspivr ; unlve.
aal satlalaction in Hie
enre of Gotiitirbfa and
Gleet. I prescribe It and
feel safe in recommend .
Ine it to all snRbrent.
fold by Drncplsta.
PEERLESS DYES sf
lor BLACK STOCKINGS.
Made ta J 'lnrs tfcat neither
' Bold by Xhraggisla. Alo-
Peerleaa Brsoae Painta 6 ootoea,
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PeerieasShoeA Harneaa Draaeia.
Plass Egg Dyaa ooion.
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f TO DATSAI
OeataaMaS kM taW
T 1 1 i s n ll
JOHN mi & CO,,
HOUSE B 'UILDERS.
Sasla. Doors, IBlinds.
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinda of Wool '
Work for Builders.
Eighteenth St., between Tbird and Fourth avenue,
The floest carriages aod buggies in
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
No. 1916 Third Avenue.
:CITY PAINT SHOP:
DRUCKEIII-XER & CO.,
All kinds of
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalsoraiuing.
yAll work warranted and done to order on short notice.
Shop No. 310 Seventeenth street, bet. 3d and 4th avenoe.
Piumbing, Steam and Gas FiW,
Kn wlea' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
Vronht, Oat aad Lead Pipe, Pie Fitting and Brass Goods of every flwcriP
Iibber fioaa and Packing of all kinds, iraia. Tile and Sewer Rpe.
Offlc aad Bhop Ko. S17 Eighteeoth St.. ROCK I8LJ.
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY,
1109 Third Ave., Rock Island,
POLZIN & STAASSEN, Propts.
taTGoodi dsliverad to any part of the city free of charge.
DAVIS & CO,
A cor jOcte Work f
Pipe, Drass Goods, P:;ki,.p
Hose, File Biick. Etc.
!!e Accnt for
DEANE STEAM PUMp
and SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
We guarantee evory ... ye rfert. fr, ,! M ,.d , , ,
Twenty day t trial, to rjMinsl.ip ,,Sn,,". 1
Safely Ileatirip Boiler?, and Comae
tois for furnisdiii.p and layine
Water, Gas and b'ewer Pipe.
1712 First Ave,
Rock Island, Illinois.
Telephone 1141 Rt-id.-ucv Tc!ei.br.i,t ,o
Sterling Silver and Plated W
Gold-Headed Canea, Sjirrtaclr-s
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second Avenue.
Pies and Pastry,