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THE: BOCK ISUND , AB6U8a SATURDAY. MAY 4,: 18b9.
The silver days, the golden days,
The day of mutiny weather,
With amber on the mountain Una
And violet on the heather,
Are but remembered days, lore.
Far fled from thee and me;
The lout delight Is out of sight.
And lorn and lone are we.
Yet the gray day, the dreary days.
With gusty storm blown hither.
And cloud rack smitten of the blast
And driven any whither
Through sob aud moan and anguish
These days of muffled gloom
Their coronal of glory wear.
Which deathless stars Illume.
For In the mingled brightness
Of other years a tether.
Too strong to break In any stress.
Bound our two souls together;
And better pain with thee, love, .
With thee, true heart to heart.
Than all the vanished sunshine.
And thou and 1 apart.
Margaret E. 8angster.
TITE AGENTS STORY.
It was a hot a f tor noon some of you may
know bow hot it con be on the prairie whan
there is no wind.
1 was sitting In the littlo ticket offloe of the
railroad station at which I was agent From
the window I could sso the hot air rising
from the sunburned buffalo grass, giving to
the lonely ranch buildings scattered bare and
there in the distance an unstable, wavering
appearance, as though tbey might at any
moment blow away.
Presently out of the silence there came the
foot falls of a horse's hoofs, stopping at the
platform, and followed by a queer "pegging"
sound over the planks and into the waiting
room. I looked up and saw a boy of about
14 standing in the doorway. His right leg
was amputated above the knee, and he sup
ported himself on a puir of light crutches,
which bad sling straps like an army carbine.
He handed me an express order for a pack
age to Col. Reed, a prominent cattleman,
whose ranch buildings wore about a mile
south of the track.
"Are you the colonel's son?" I asked as I
banded out the package.
"Tea, air," was the reply. "Charles Reed
is my name."
Than be turned and looked curiously in at
the telegraphic instruments. He had such a
bright, healthy and wide awake air, that I
lnvitea him to walk in and examine them, if
His eyes brightened immediately.
"I'd like to, if you dont mind. The other
agent was cross, and I was afraid to ask him."
Seeing that he was interested in them, I
explained briefly the working of the key and
aounder, and tried to give him some idea
how a message was sent and received. He
listened attentively and seemed to compre
hend pretty welL
"Tee," he said, as I concluded, "I know
something about It, though only through
what I have read. Would you mind writing
out the alphabet for mer
I wrote out the characters on a slip of
paper, wt Ich he tucked carefully away in bis
pocket book, and then, finding I was a stran
ger to that part of the west, he volunteered
some information about the country, includ
ing a remarkably accurate description of the
game birds and their habits, which, aa a
sportsman, I found very interesting. Before
be left be told me that he had lost his leg dur
ing an Indian raid about four years ago, be
fore the railroad was built. His father's
ranch had been attacked without any warn
ing. He was only 10 years old at the time,
and being out of doors, be bad slipped away
unobserved, and hidden In the corral, and
while thore was bit by a stray rifle bail in
I accompaniod him to the door when be
was ready to go, and was surprisod to see
how thoroughly at home be was on bis pony.
With his crutches slung behind him, be
swung nimbly into the saddle, and started
off toward borne on a brisk gallop.
One afternoon, about a week later, be
dropped in again, having meanwhile learned
the telegraphic alphabet so that he could re
peat all the characters easily, aud next day the
colonel himself stopped in on bis way to
town. He was a brisk, genial man, who had
a habit of shaking bands with every one.
He was a typical frontier ranchman.
"See bore, Mr. Agent," he said, "that boy
of mine has a hankering to Warn your busi
ness. He's kind of lonesome, you see he
cant play with the other boys on account of
his leg and now if you don't mind bavin'
him around, and will teach him what you
can he's pretty bright, and can learn moat
anything why, 111 make it worth your
while. What's your charger
"Why, colonel," I replied, laughing at his
businesslike manner, "I shall be glad to have
him around I am lonesome here so we
wont draw up any contract."
Charley was an apt pupil In about m
month be could send and receive a message,
though of course not very rapidly. His
father was so delighted with bis progress that
be made me a present of a riding pony; and
shortly after, when Charley got it into his
head that it would be a fine thing to have a
private line from the ranch to the station,
the colonel hod me order two instruments and
a coil of wire from Chicago.
Under my direction the cowboys put it up,
and though it wasn't stretched very tight,
and the poles were only fence posts spliced
together, it worked as well as the mainline.
The instrument on my end of the line I did
not care to have in the office, for fear that
officious gentleman, the lineman, would ob
ject, and so I set r up on one side of the big,
empty freight room.
The autumn was now well advanced, and I
found that my duties, instead of increasing,
grew lighter. There were but two freight
trains every other day, and the daily mn
and express, east and west, went through be
tween the hour of 1 and 4 in the morning, to
that I bad a great deal of time on my bands.
I spent much of it shooting chickens with
Charley he was an excellent shot from the
addle, though be told me be bad a time of it
training bis pony to stand fire and the rest
' of the time I either read or rode out over the
trails in the delicious Indian summer weather.
One night, about the middle of October, we
bad a terrific thunder and wind storm, with a
blinding fall of rain and balL It came op after
the west bound train had left, and about an
hoar before the eastern train was due. I waa
awakened by the noise, and got np to look out
The rain was falling in torrents, and the wind
shook the building, while the lightning flashed
incessantly. ' ......
I was still looking out, watching the furloaa
storm, when an unusually bright flash re
ealed for an Instant the figures of a group of
horsemen loping across the prairie toward the
station. I stood still to catch another glimpse
of them, if possible, but without success; they
had probably turned off to the left
Shortly afterward I heard them at the
other end of the building, where they stopped,
I supposed, to sock shelter from the storm; or
possibly they were going to take the train. It
was not unusual for passengers to come
around an hour before train time, so I thought
little of it at the time.
However, before I left the window, I beard
them tramping around the platform to the
door, and drawing back to one side, I waited
to sea them pass. Between trains I always
kept a lamp burning, but turned down low
and it shone out now through the window;
and aa the men stepped into the faint bar of
light, I got quite a distinct view of them.
They were all heavily built Each one
wore a yellow "slicker" coat and had his
slouch hat pulled down close to keep off the
rain, and around each one's face, Just below
the eyes, was tied a red "harvester's'1 hand
kerchlof. This struck ma as unusual, and J
waa puzzled for a moment until it occurred
to ma that perhaps they were worn as a pro
tection against the haii
A moment later they were pounding at the
door for admittance. Now, as a rule, I did
not like to admit any one so long before
train time. I sometimes bad express money
packages oa band, with no safe to put them
in. I onoe carried a package of $3,000 in my
pocket three days before the owner called for
it, and so I was somewhat apprehensive at
times for my safety.
That night, however, I had only a few dol
lars of my own and an almost empty maQ
pouch, but before opening the door, I sang
out, "Who's there and what do you wantr
"Passengers for the train," came the an
swer. "We're all wet, an' wan tor get in out
o' the rain."
I unlocked the door and they crowded into
the room. In the brighter light indoors the
handkerchiefs that concealed their faces
looked so much like an attempt at disguise
and a pretty good one at that that for a
moment I was startled, and made a nasty
step toward the ticket office. - Before I
could take another, however, one of the men
struck me with his fist, and though the blow
was not a hard one it was so unexpected that
it knocked me completely off my feet Then
two of them seized me while I was down,
turned me on my face and held me, while
the others bound my bands firmly behind
me. They next bound my feet, and then
rolled me over again on my back.
"Now, my chicken," said one, who appeared
to be the leader, "we ain't got nothin' agin
you an' wont hurt you as long as you keep
quiet; but sure as you yell or make a noise,
there'll be some shoot in'."
They seemed to be familiar with the office
and its surroundings and probably had been
there before. Two of them picked me up and
carried me toward the freight room, while
another went ahead with the lamp and opened
the door. Here they looked around for a
moment, then laid me down against the side
of the building, with aa old coat under my
head for a pillow, and, bidding me keep
"mum," returned to the waiting room.
Thus left alone in the dark, I began to
think and pretty fast, too, for I was thor
Their scheme was evident enough to way
lay the train there and rob the express and
mail ears. The express messenger always
had money in the safe oa the east run, and
not infrequently gold bullion from the mines
further west, so, in case they were successful,
tbey would secure a large sum. There bad
been several like attempts throughout the
country lately, and I felt sure that this was
By taking the train men by surprise they
might easily overpower them, then separating
the mail and express cars from the rest of the
train, run them a mile or two further east
with the engine and plunder them at their
leisure. This plan bad been successfully car
ried out on another road a short time before,
and there was no reason why it should not be
again successful, unless in some manner I
could prevent it .
I tried to loosen my hands, but they were
tied too securely o tightly that the cords
almost out the flesh. Then I reflected that
even If I were loose, I should be unable to get
out and flag the train, for both freight doors
were padlocked and the key was in the ticket
About this time the door leading to the
waiting room was opened and one of the
roughs looked in.
"Say, young feller, are you alive yetr be
"Yes," I responded.
"Wall, we wanter know if there's anything
you've got to do to this here telegraph machine
so they wont suspect nothin' any report to
This was pretty cool, and for a moment I
thought I might still have an opportunity to
warn the dispatcher, and was on the point of
saying "Yob" when another voice cut me
"You lot him get bis claws on that machine
an' he'll have 'em stop the train. Dont be a
fool; come out an' shut the door."
The door slammed and once more I was left
In the dark.
I was now beginning to suffer from my
constrained position and the cutting of the
cords, so I began to cast about me for relief;
and then suddenly I remembered a reaper
blade that bad been left at the station a few
days ago by the express. .It was loose from
the board and I bad placed it in a corner so
that no one could be hurt by it accidentally.
Accordingly I rolled over and over until my
feet touched the opposite wall, and then sit
ting up with my back toward the corner, I
felt for the blade with my bands.
To my great satisfaction I found it, got the
cord across one of the teeth and carefully
awed it back and forth.
In a moment my bands were free and then
I loosened my feet I then took off my shoes.
This done I was able to move about without
making any noise.
8till I was unable to accomplish anything,
for it was impossible to get out, and I was on
the point of composing myself in my old po
sition, to avoid another knick down, should
the roughs look in, when a alight "spiz-z-c,
followed by a bright sparkle, attracted my
attention to the south side of the room. It
was the instrument on the private Una, af
fected by the lightning a common occur
rence in all offices during thunderstorms. '
I stepped up to it quickly and tried the cir
cuit It was all right, though tbe rain mads
such a noise on tba root that I could hardly
near tne sounder. It was not probable that 1
could get an answer from Charley at that
time of night, but as my only resource it was
worth trying. So I started in, making his
"C-h c-h c-hl" I rattled; and presently,
to my surprise, the circuit was opened and
the response came:
Then I "talked" to him in my excitement
a great deal faster than he could take, and
he Interrupted me with "slower."
"I-i," I said, "call your father.".
"Not home," came the answer; "all bands
gone out to round up a bunch of cattle stam
peded by the storm." .
"14 M 4-i," I answered, stopping to re
flect Then I went ahead again:
"Can you ride over to the west cut and sig
nal tbe train to stop?"
"Yes; what fori"
"Get a lantern and put a piece of thin red
flannel around it if you can. Swing it across
the track when you see the headlight and
keep it up till they stop. Tell conductor
there are eight men here waiting to rob bis
train.. Be quick about it."
"O. K. By George!" This last by way ol
sxpresslng his surprise, I suppose, and then
the ticking stopped.
I now began to feel that the roughs would
be foiled, though of course it all depended on
Charley. But it waa something that just
suited his nature. I could imagine him on
his posy, lantern in hand, tearing aorosa
tba prairie as though a band of Comanchet
was after him.
Meanwhile I thought it best to take my old
position against the wall, to avoid any sus
picion, should the robbers grow inquisitive.
So I lay there and waited and waited the
time earned fairly to drag along until I felt
esrtaia that tbe tram waa due. . But it did
sot come, though the movements of the
roughs convinced1 me that I bad' guessed
arighWltwaa probably a little overdue by
this time and they were getting restless.
Presently one of them opened the door and
looked in. r ,v .
; "Say, operator, is that train on timer he
"Yes," I replied, "they were on time tba
last I beard them reportedabout 2 o'clock. "
He retired agaisand for about tan adn
utes all was stflL . Then above the noise of
the stoc m a far away whi3tle sounded faintly.
Next there was a hurried movement in the
outer rcom the roughs were crowding out
upon the platform.
I spit ng to my foot and stood against tbe
side of he building next the track, and by
patting my ear agaiust the beards I could
hear tie distant rumble of the train, now
fast nee ring the station. I tried to imagine
where .he roughs had placed themselves.
Probab'y around the corner of the building,
ready t rush out, revolvers in hand.
The tinin was now quite near, and pres
ently it drew up to the station with a rumble
and roar aud hissing of air brakes. Almost
instantly I hoard the shouted command,
"Hand up!" followed by the reports of four
or five revolvers aud the sound of scuffling
on the plauks, which, however, was soon
ended, i nd then a veritable babel of voices
and tho noise of many foet on the platform.
I dotiled out through tho waiting room to
see how things had gone and soon found tbe
"Hall , Loith, is that yout We have pre
vented t hat robbery this time, thanks to your
waruinj-. I borrowed half a dozen revolvers
from tin passengers and called for volunteers,
so when wo ptillod in there were twelve mon
on the j latf orms ready for business. We've
got the robbers in the baggage car come
along at d see 'cm."
They were a bard looking set of men. Two
of them lay on the floor wounded, though not
About this time Charley made his appear
ance on his crutches, clad only in a pair of
trousers and a red flannel shirt, one sleeve of
which bi bad torn off to draw over tbe lan
tern. I to was wet through, Ids hat was gone,
and altogether be looked so forlorn, that the
passengers, who were profuse in their sym
pathy aid praiso, began to make up a purse
After the train bad left, I found him in tho
waiting room and here we discussed the affair,
and trio 1 to think bow much we should charge
the exptess company for the use of our pri
vate lino. A few days later, more as a joke
than an; thing else, we sent in a bill for $50,
which as paid promptly, with many thanks
for wha; they called our "prompt action."
George Leith in Youth's Companion.
Ice c earn at Krell & Math's.
Milk (hake at Krell & Math's.
Fine box candies at Krell & Math's.
Nobly cutaways for men and boys at
Go to Krell & Math's for a dish of
good ics cream.
Prince Albert suits in all tbe latest
styles and shades at the "Why."
The "Why" always lead in prices
Corduroy knee pants for 39 cents; worth
The "Why" will sell you knee pants
for 16 cents; others ask from 85 to 35
For Ilcnt Two rooms over my mer
chant tutoring establishment.
J. T. Duos.
A. D Huesing, real estate and insur
ance agent. Office No. 1603 Second ave
nue. Reck Island.
Oo to the "Why" and examine those
all wool cheviot men's suits for $7.68 ;
well wcrth $12.50.
Tbe ' Why" are selling those nobby
sailor suits in blue or gray with em
broidered collars for 75 cents.
Tbe ' Why" are selling a men's cork
screw worsted suit in blue or black for
8; would be a bargain at $12.50.
Barge in seekers should take advantage
of those mixed casshnere suits the ' 'Why"
are sellng for $6.45; well worth $10.
Just received seventy-five of those
beautifully trimmed boys' suits well
worth 12 50. The "Why" are going to
sacrifice them at $1.22.
The Boy al Insurance company, of Eng
land, bss tbe largest surplus of any fire
insurant company in the world. A. D.
Huesinf. agent, office No. 1608 Second
avenue, rtock Island.
Insum in the Bovlston Insurance Co.,
of Boston, Mass.. organised 1872. As
sets nes-lv $1,000,000. E. W. Hurst,
agent. Office oyer Rock Island National
The ice cream season has commenced
and Krell & Math will take tbe lead
supplyii.g all the parties and receptions
with tbair ice creams and ices. If you
intend to bave anything in the party line
be sure and go where you can depend
upon gutting the best and purest, and
that pla;e is Krell & Math's.
Berth Babeoek, Dentists.
No, 172 1 Second avenue. Special atten
tion paid to saving the natural teeth and
Inserting teeth without plates.
Hard Coal Market.
Orate and egg sizes. $8 per ton; stove,
No. 4, SDd nut, $8.25 per ton; for best
quality of anthracite coal, screened and
delivered in any part of tbe city; 25 cents
per ton discount for cash. Cartage will
be added on all orders of less than a ton.
E. Q. Frazer.
Bursty on Bonds.
Those who are required to give bonds
in positions of trupt, and who desire to
avoid asking friends to become their
sureties, or who may wish to relieve
friends Irom further obligations as bonds
man, should apply to the agent of the
American Surety Co., of New York.
General Insurance Agent.
Rock Island, 111.
To Sisioda-e mo Enemy,
When it takes the form of disease of the
kidneys or bladder, is a task well nigh
impossible of accomplishment. Renal
and vesical maladies are more obstinate
than any others. Counteract, therefore,
the earliest indications of inactivity of
the many organs with Hostetter's Stom
ach Bitters, which possesses, among
other excellent qualities, those of an effl
clent diuretic. Tbe degree of. stimulation
apparen . from its use reaches, but never
goes beyond, the bounds of safety. It
invigorate always, never irritates.
Blight's disease, diabetes, catarrh of the
bladder, are diseases successfully corn
butted in their inciplency with this be
nign mi dical stimulant and tonic. Be
sides reinforcing and regulating the kid
neys and bladder, the bitters is a specific
for fever and ague, constipation and dys
pepsia. . .
The ctUo In tba vicinltV. if West
phalia. Kan., arc "dying of brain fes
In the pursuit of the goott things of
hls world we anticipate, too much; we
eat out tbe heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. '..lie results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jc nes' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims.-. It cures dyspepsia, - and all
stomach," liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It b a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price, 60 cents, of
The boat on earth can truly be said of
Grigg's Glycerine Salve, which is a sure,
safe and speedy cure for cuts, bruises,
scalds, burns wounds and all other so res
Will pos lively cure piles, tetter and all
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Satisfaction guaranteed or money refund
d. On It 88 cents. Sold bv druggists'
Pond'i Extract, the household remedy
for eats, turns, bruises, etc. cure pain
and infla oamation like m : charm. Avoid
any apuiom imitations ,
ADT10X TO KOTKXU.
Are you disturbed at night and broken
of your rest by a sick child suffering and
crying with pain of cutting teeth T If so,
sand at once and get a bottle of Mrs.
WInslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething. Its value is incalculable.
It will relieve the poor little sufferer im
mediately. Depend upon it mothers,
thore is no mistake about it. It cures
dysentery, diarrhoea, regulates the stom
ach and bowels, cures wind colic, soft
ens the gumB, reduces inflammation, and
gives tone and energy to the whole sys
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for Children Teething is pleasant to, the
taste, and is the prescription of one of
the oldest and best female nurses and ptay
sicians in the United States, and is for
sale by all druggists throughout the
world. Price 25 cents per bottle.
One of the latest inventions is a three
cornered steel nail that will drive easily
and will not split the wood.
Rev. H. H. Fairall, D. D.. editor of
the Iowa Methoditt, says editorially, in the
November (1883) number of his psoer:
"We have tested the merits of Ely's
Cream Balm, and believe that, by a
thorough course of treatment, it will cure
almost every case of catarrh. Ministers,
as a class, are afflicted with bead and
throat troubles, and catarrh seems more
prevalent than ever. We cannot recom
mend Ely's Cream Balm too highly."
Italy has opened its universities to
women, and Switzerland, Norway, Swe
den and Denmark have done likewise.
Forced 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.
If 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
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weight alnm or phosphate powder. Hold nntym
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FOR SALE. -THE CHAXNON ESTATE
Twenty-third street and Fifth avenue. Ap
ply to W. C. Channon. Si5 Fourth svo. 1-tf
WANTED RELIABLE LOCAL AXD TRAV
eltng salesmen; positions Termauent; cpec
lal Inducement now; fan selling specialties.
Don't delay ; salary from the 6tart.
BROWN BROS., Nurserymen, Chicago, 111.
XTrANTED AOEIJTS for onr NEW PATENT
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,Xf J,ermne"t h'"lnM. Our price.
, ars not In the safe pool. F.xcfu&lve
territory glveu. Alpine sal Oo.. VinotnoaU, O.
WANTED GENKPAL AGENT FOR TH18
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one hundredper cent. Address, with creden
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Astor Place, New York . 8 dtw
SALESMEN WE WISH A FEW MKN TO
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retail trade ; largest manufacturers In oar line
enrlose 3-cent stamp; wages &S per day: perma
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vanced for wages, advertising, etc. ClBTrsniit,
Naw'r'o Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. apl 4
to mso a Mo?arH can be made
can furnish a horse and (five their who's time to
m uuaiune, rjiuv momsDis may De prontably
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pittas R F JnnVQnv rn iiwi ci.
N. B Ladies employed also; never mind about
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NOW is the
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sVReply at once and mention this paper.
J. M. IIEAK1ISLEY,
ATTORNE V AT LAW Office with J. T. Sen
worthy. 17 Seconds venue.
A TTORNEY AT LAW. Office In Rock Island
i National Bank Bolldln?, Rock Island, 1 11.
. W. JIURST,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Office In Masonic Temple block, over Rock Is
land NaJonal Bank. Rock I eland. 111.
B.HSWBSSST. O. L. W4XKZB.
8WEE5EI A WAAKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Office la Bengston's block. Rock Island, 111.
1 TTORNEY AT LAW Loans money oe
risen 111 Ut. make collections. Reference, Mitch
ail i.ynde. bankers. Office ia Postoffioe block.
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DID IT EVER OCCLR TO YOU
HOW MUCH cleaner and nicer it is to wash tht; Napkins, Towels,
Handkerchiefs, Table Linen, etc., by themselves, not with under
clothing, etc., and with Soap that is not made 01 putrid fats, or
Do It with ivoRV Soap (99 per cent, pure), made of vegetable
oil, and use them confident that they are clean and not tainted.
a word of .warning.
There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as good a the 1 Ivory ' ; "
they ARE N0Y, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar inJ remarkabL qualities of
the genuine. Ask for " Ivory" Soap and Insist upon getting H.
Copyright 1886, by Procter & Gamble.
KRAMER & BLETJER,
Book Binders. Printers
Blank Book Manufacturers.
sS"Orders by mail promptly attended to.
(Up stairs) No. 1612 Second Avenue, Rock Island, 111.
west oeuonu. sMreei,
DAVENPORT. - - IOWA
New Patterns Received Daily.
Prices Lower than ever before.
V. S H F. V. M. S.
Honorary graduate and medalllut of th Ontario
Veterinary College; member of Montreal Veter
inary College, and member of the Veter nary Med
ical Anaociatton, will treat on tbe latent and moat
scientific principles all the dlsoanea and abnormal
conditions of the domesticated animals.
Examinations, consultation and advice positive
Calls Promptly attended to.
Charges moderate in every cane.
Office, residence and telephone call, Commer
ctal hotel. Rock Island. 111.
BS8S II OOO NW N ftSflS
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DBOO II uuu H RM
Seventeenth St., (up stairs.)
BrowDson the Hatter
Second and Main street,
We confine our Loans to Improved
Farms in the safest counties of
Iowa, and on request
Prompt payment at principal and interest
HEIFZ & HIRSCHL,
J. M. BUFORD,
Taa old Ftrs and Time-tried Companies
- - , repreeuud. ,
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAID.
Bates, aa low as say reliable eomnany tarn wssaa.
oar patronage is sollciiam.
PROPOSALS POS BKBF. Rock Ialand Arsen
al. Hhk, April SO, lam Sealed proposals In
triplicate, subject to taa anal conditions, will be
reeelred at thltofflcs until 18 M, FBIPAT. MAT
Slst, I860, and then opened for rare tab Inf sad de
llTerinj at the Arsenal tbe Freeh Beef required
by ths Bnbslstence Departmcat during the fecal
ysarcomnwncinK JnlV 1st, 188. Ths Oorera.
ment resenres ths right ta re)ct any or all pro
poaala. Preferenos will be girea to articles of
domestic production or saanufactnra. Condi-ions
of quality and prices (including ia the pries of
forelga productions or manufacturer tbe dntr
thereon) being equal Fall Information will be
furnished on applicaUoas to thlsotse. JSnTel
opea containing p opoeais ahoald be saaikad
"ftoposali rfprTrssa Bear" and sddreseedto
A. I VAKXiT, Captain of OrdinaacVA7cT.
J. A. GENUNG,
The popular and reliable Grocer,
Cor. Eighth St. and Third Ave.,
will sell you
as chesp 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-
Made any height desired.
J. E. DOWNING,
Sncoesior to Geo. Downing, Jr.,
A. D. HUESING,
Represents, among; other time-tried and well
known Fire InsnrancttCompanies, the following:
Royal Insurance Oompany, 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. 1808 Second Ave.,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Hampton's Hot Coffee
Five Cent Lunch Counter.
A 1 uU line of
j net reeelred.
Corner Ninth Street and
Fourth Avenne. .
B1 G has gtrcn uulver
aai satisfaction In the
ctire of Gonorrhoea and
Olert. I prescribe Hand
feel safe in recoin mend
ing It to all sufferers.
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PRICE. 1. 09. .
Fold by Druggists. .
PEERLESS DYES 'best
a va juaba,, DlVVaVLAUS
Had la 49 Colors that Ml her
Haas, Wash lat & Pasta.
- Bold by Druggists, Alsa
Peerless Bronze Paints 6 colors.
Peerless Laundry Bluing-.
Pterless Shot Harness Dressing.
wr "' 'Owral ana XE&VCUB DEBILITY;
Clti ItT! Body see Kind: Jfttcta
JiV E or Excesses ia Old or Tsenc.
mi swnwMTllsMnt Htm Mam
OKASUI Si's KLOPFB OUfeATIS M PSStv of Suva.
saw aoaa tatiTaaaT pisuii. t
J llasss, btrftaiU aae C.ssSi In,
se.HsiisssHseWM. set sisssi asm
Mil MlsstM Ct, Mff MM. I.
Z I arseah-kytte
1 k i-nzx Chicago. Avs
JOHN V0LK & CO.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds,
Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of Wood '
Work for Bnilders,
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenne,
Tbe finest carriages and buggies in
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
No. 1918 Third Avenue.
CITY PAINT SHOP:
DBUGEMILLEB & CO.,
All kinds of
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalaomining.
JA11 work warranted and done to order on short notice.
Shop No. 3X0 Seventeenth street, bet. 3d and 4th avenue.
Pliimbm Steam and Gas FittM
Kn wlea Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors. .
ffroogfat, ?.. aad Lead Pipe, pi Fitting and Brass Goods of erery fcseriP
BbbaT Bom and Packing of all kinds, Draia Tils and Bewer Pipa.
, , . Oflca astd Shop Ho. SIT Eighteenth St. ROCK ISLAND- W
THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY,
1109 Third Ave., Rock Island,
POLZIN& STAASSEN, Propts.
PaT-Oooas i asbrs to ay part of t& stty free ef chare.
DAVIS & CO,
A complete Mock of
Pipe, Braes Goods, Packing
Hose, Fire Brick. Etc.
Sole Aeenig for
DEANE STEAM PUMPS,
and SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
We guarantee every me perfect. ti m .,, (.
Twenty day s trial, to resjioutiMe .ani.- 1
Safety Heating Boilers, and Conirac
tors for furnishing and laying
V ater, Gas and Sewer Pijm.
1712 First Ave.,
Rock Island, Illinois.
Telephone 11. Residence Telephour ,.)
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Sterling Silver and Plated Witt,
Gold-Headed Canes, SpectarH
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second Avenue.
Pies and Pastry,