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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1889.
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miiiiUs of Virginia
catot in rne of the
of the niothrr state
buiI l oui p r i t, i n r
many liutulrpJs of
aiT thul un.ler
tlieir kiihl, remote
from tlie Iur of
U runway bii.I tli lin of tratlic1, i-t wltli
neiKhlrui( olantatinu that prov l.le.1 a
wealth of wM-Uiliilitr, and ailjawit forpstn
and streams ttiat tinptol the fox hunter and
Kiortainan, there reitncl throughout a wn.se
of pracf uhKssi and content that well com
ported with the lirave and pntl character
of the ni'ii and women who, feneration after
generation, had pone forth from the old
family to tirai-e with their influence the out
Jut l-fore the war, the menders of the
household ctnited of t'ol. liainliritlge, hi
n Will, cadet la the naval academy at
Annu)li, and three uiiphter-i, lArothy, the
elder, uiwin m horn ly rea?.tii of the death of
bcT mother devolved the care of the family,
Margery mid flam all of them belles of the
Ueit,'hlarleaxl. Like m.ist irguna homes,
this did not ewnpe t!ie afflictions of the time.
Ivatli laal uhu it a htavy hand. CoL Ham
hri.le was killed in the vall y while leading
one of the regiments of Stoneivuil Jickson.
Margery was left a widow nt twenty-two,
hut had never laid aside her mourning, nnd
always spoke of her husluiiid as it he had
died within the past year, her only consola
tion Iieing that, instead of dyin;;of his wounds
amid the n-oiucs of a battle field, he had been
taken n (irwrner nnd tenderly cared for by
some Federal ntnVfT. she knew not whom.
Horothy likewise was not without li.Tre'f.
Iefire (lie bre:ikin out of hostilities, she had
fotin.l ni Mi' tlie ol!i vrs stationed at Forl
ress Moiii'oi'oiie ttho had proini.-ssl tobrihten
ber life, and b him had plighted her heart
and hand At tiw call of his slate he went to
the flout, and a monument, around which
Dorothy in her frrave way every Sunday
strews flowers, tells the story of his gallant
death at Manassas. Clara, the youngest sis
ter, after the rlwo of the war, while visiting
friends in tho north was wooed and won by
Col. Hartley, formerly of the Federal army,
and nt tlie time at which this story opens
was living in New York among the surround
ings of wealth, a daughter, Kate, being the
only iruit of the union. 'Will was still fol
lowing the sea ami was the captain of a
steamship on the I'acil!.-.
To her aunts Kate was a coiuiuimtive
stranger, ftir they bad not seen her since early
childtl. and of her fatLer they knew less.
The wounds of the strife had not yet healed.
Vet IWothy bad written tune and again for
her handsome northern niece to come dow-n
and spend a winter on the plantation only to
be met with an excuse, fora visit toUld Roan
oke and the two ancient relatives was sug
gestive of anything but pleasure to a young
city gn-l who counted the figures on her dial
plate chiefly as they scored the change from
one scene of gayety to another. So, in ber
own words, the evil day was put off as far
ruially, however, Miss Itorothy made such
point of it Kate Iwiug, after her mother,
"uext of kin" that further resistance be
came an oftVuse, and the Journey was made.
K tUm uilM It imiMil lilu reUreiumit lliU
rural sacluslou. We shall see.
On arriving at the station of tlie dilapidat
ed little town that marked the end of ber
travel by rail, Kate found awaitinj ber
Daddy Hercules, with the old fashionud ciu
najooo colored coach, swinging high upon
it springs, the family coat of arms emblaz
oned on both door panels an ancestral ark
that bad been a figure bead in Roanoke for
nlgb on to a century and it was with no
little amusement that she ascended the flight
of steps let down with an air of Immense Im
portance by Tony the footman, while Her
cules informed ber that "de basket on de
front feat wur Oiled wid good tings by His
Doroty to keep young missis comp'ny while
be fotches ber borne." Then tlie old coach
man went back to his perch on "the dickey
sat," Tony mounted the truuk rest Iwuind,
seized the straps whereby be preserved a per
pendicular, aud tbey started for lieverly
And right royal company did Kate And in
that barket of fried chicken, bard boiled eggs,
"beat biscuit" and borne made cake, for she
was ravenously hungry aud the bouncing of
the conch bad speeded ber appetite. It waa
a rule novel to the young city girl in other
rsepects. The scenery waa such as ahe bad
never hsjked tiuu or dreamed of. The road
ran over a loely landscape, smooth undula
tions, among wind mills, com and grass, beau
tiful fluids and wild flowers, where the birds
poured ont their songs and the shadows of
toe branches interlaced and made a trembling
carpet on the road, while the overhanging
trees formed aisles and arches dimmed with
the softened light that crept through the
And the old mansion, as the big white gate
swung open at the entrance of toe broad, oak
lined avenue at the end of which It stood,
how inviting It looked! Dorothy aud Marge
ry were waiting on the porch, and such a
warm Virginia welcome as tbey gave to tbeir
handsome niece I
It did not take Kate long to And herself
the queen and fairy of that household, with
subjects, both white and black, for whom
ahe had nothing bnt love. True, ber
kingdom at first looked prim, but in a lit
tle while every object bail In ber eyes ac
quired a golden tint. The dear old auuta in
their ruffled caps. Immaculate aprons and
crossed neckerchiefs, seemed like aucient bite
of history that bad stepped ont from tbeir
anceatral portrait gallery to make themselves
agreeable. Perfect harmony reigned be
tween the place aud its occupants. Every
thing seemed to belong to the same age, and
that a past age, Not an object had the v ul
garity of newness about it. Htiff. high
backed rockers confronted one another from
each side of the old fashioned broad chim
ney, on the hearth of which stood the heavy
brass andirons polished to mirror like bright
ness, that had kept watch and ward for gen
erations, and it seemed a sacrilege to disturb
their position. Bolt upright against the wall,
with its full moon face and perpetual coo
coo, was the grandfather's clock, and among
the traditions was one that the coo-coo never
had failed to announce the time, save once
the day when CoL Bainbridge was killed in
The household preserved much of its ante
bellum characteristics, andto Kate these
were also strnupe, Tlie family servants Tisi
grown ojJ iu their duties. Daddy Hercules,
the coachman, and Silas, the butler, bad
heaU a white as cotton. Aunt Dilsey, the
cook, was the tyrant of the place, allow
ing littls interference from the "white
folks," a id no familiarity from 'Mem sleepy
beaded niggers ilat warnt no 'count no how,
Vept In i.e co"n fieT." With all her ieeuliari
tiea, she was thoroughly respectful, and as
tenaciou ; of the rights of her old mistresses
as "in dt days when 1 wuz er slim nigger an'
wuz ole miss's boddy servant an' Miss Madg'
ry's nuss " Jerry, her grandson, w hose mis
sion it w ts to keep the wood pile well stocked,
came in for a large share of Aunt Dilsey's
materna. attention, especially when "de
light'ood knots gin out," and his life was any
thing bi t a happy lot, for then "ole mam
my," as lie called ber, made things lively for
Take i' all in all, Beverly was a home amid
whose qi iet Kate began to feel she could be
bappy f r the remainder of her life. She
might nt have been able to add to its beauty,
but she i ifused into it the brightness of her
fresh, yo ing nature. Her songs mingled with
those of the birds and the influence of her
cheery j resence pervaded every nook and
cranny c n the place, from the solemn old
parlors i i the big house to the quarters of the
"'yard fo ks," w here she romped with the pic
caninnio or listened to the ghost stories of
After making herself acquainted with all
the holm surroundings, Kate started out one
day on a journey of exploration through the
neighbor ng country. Aud this is a part of
the story that may best be told in her own
words, ft r it is as she wrote it in a letter to a
New Vol k friend, and it more or less con
cerns her fate:
srCH A WARM VIRGINIA WKIXXIMC.
"You .enow, Flora, that sentiment waa
never a ' ery imHrtant factor in my life,
nnd yet, here I am already the victim of a
small ron ance. The other day, in going out
fora waU, Aunt Dorothy suggested that I
should ta .e the path leading down to an old
mill, ma- the banks of tho river. 1 bad
scarcely -eacbed the spot, when hang! a
gun was I red and something flew by me as
swift as the wind. Naturally frightened, I
a-reamed as only a girl can scream w ho Is
sure she bis been shot. In a minute or two
the offending cause made bis appearance in
the persoi of a young gentleman in gray
shootiug jacket, high top boots, a game bag
and a gun, followed by three or four dogs.
Raising b s bat, be apologized, but said that
the sight of a deer had been a temptation too
strong to resist, and saucily added that he
suspected the deer was suffering from the
same can as my self , namely, 'fright, rather
than luju: v.'
"The O -toiier w iud bad sufficiently disar
ranged h bair to make it fall carelessly
about bis head and shoulders, and be was as
handsome as w picture. How glad 1 was
that I ser ssnwsl, for It brought about oim of
those delightful social incidents so naturally,
too, whici, although it may not be safe to
enjoy to frequently, are very charming
while tht y last, and in this instance it com
pensated for auy amount of fright.
"In tin course of conversation I learned
that bis i sine was Gerald Bruce, and he was
Aunt Dot othy's nearest neighbor. The news
was very agreeable. Then be found out that
I was Au it Dorothy's niece from New York,
which information seemed to be agreeable
to biiu, t jo. It is marvelous bow small a
part con -eutionality plays in these chance
meetings bow much we are willing to take
on faith, aud how apt we are to sileuce our
couscieuc in the matter of propriety.
"Well, we walked and we talked, and we
talked ai d we walked. He forgot that be
bad come out gunning, and I quite lust sight
of the cbject of my own expedition. It
seemed a u J bad known him forever and a
day. I wondered as I sat there, what Tom
Waring Henry Lawrence would say If
tbey coul I see Kate Hartley in this rustic
position, chatting as merrily with a perfect
stranger as if I had known him from child
hood. TWO WRITE WUiUED MEttSENOEIta.
"Under the circumstances, neither of us
took mi a notice of time until I spied our
boy Jerry coming. Wlien he reached us, be
pulled oil his hat and said: 'Miss Dorotyi
roon'sus t neasy 'bout yon, young miss, an
yo' better come home fas' ex yo' kin, fur
she's sho' sump'n has happen to yo'. Poor
Aunt Dor ithy, how wrong it was for me to
worry het I
"And io I was brought from heaven to
earth aga n. The young gentleman walked
home wit i me, but instead of leaving me at
the gate, na I wished biin to do, deliberately
went in, and said to auntie, 'Miss Dorothy,
why dido t you prepare me for this pleasant
surprise I You see, I am indebted to a stray
hot and this lady's scream for a delightful
feTKsseeK'fKe rural boirA.WKeitlKa'
onftaMi3e orv-farkanA pie
' He then explained the incident, to Aunt
Dorothy, who laughed and said, "Well, well,
young folks w ill gravitate toward each other
like loadstones, and we old ones can't help it.
My little New York niece, if she is anything
like her mother, will never suffer for the
want of couiauiousliip if there's anybody
worth knowing around her, and I think,
Gerald, she's hit it right this time.'
"1 was so glad to bear Aunt Dorothy say
this; I loved her tw ice as much as 1 did be
fore, because she appreciated Gerald. When
he made his adieu, she told me it was a queer
coincidem-e that the first person 1 met in old
Koanoke should turn out to be the son of mo
ther's old lover, Randolph Bruce. Then she
added, witU an odd smile, 'I wonder if tbe
feeling will be inherited by the children!' "
After this occurrence it was not a difficult
matter to induce Kate to prolong ber visit
at least until the holidays.
"Yes,"said Aunt Margery, "Beverly farms
shall this year, if uever before, witness a gen
uine Thanksgiving, as well as a Christmas."
And so it was arranged that Aunt Dorothy,
as the head of the family, should at once
urite to l'l. and Mrs. Hartley, inviting them
to the old Virginia homo.
-Vnd Tilde Roliert, to-," suggested Kate,
"our old lachelor uncle, he must also come,
for he lives w ith father an I mother, and there
could lie no real thanksgiving with his dear
iitnl face absent from the table." In a few
lays the mail brought a reply from Mrs.
Hartley accepting the invitation.
During the month or more that elapsed
fCateaud Gerald were frequent companions.
graduate of the Virginia military institute
tnd finely educated for a profession, be found
n her own ready intellect a charmful sym
vithy that was greater than even her beauty,
ile never told his love, but the eye of Isoth
sere traitors. One day he inviteu her to a
.lr II, au.l the path led to the old mill where
'hey first m-t. They had converstsl lon(; and
i'leasautly w hen he suddenly inquired, "Are
j-oii su ititioiis, Kate?"
"No; why do you ask;"
"Becaujs; in a few week we shall proliably
ixirt., not to meet again for a long tune, and
I want some pledge from you that our f riend
hip shall remain unbroken. See," said Ger
ald, plucking two rise leaves from a flower
the wore and throw ing them into the river
flowing at their feet, "if they float down the
tfream side by side, not drifting apart or
sinking, thev may indicate our possible fu
ture, but IP
"What mockery.'" quickly interrupted
Kate, impulsively laying her hand upon his.
"Don't throw our lives iuto tbe scales to be
balanced by two rose leaves!" The words
were spoken before she thought of their full
"No, watch them there they go!" And
the two white winged messengers went ont
upon their mission. Steadily they continued
their course, side by side, but approaching
nearer and nearer each other until just as
they were disapieariiig from view, they
were merged, as it were, into one petal
"Do you accept the omen, Kate!" asked
Gerald, w ith a tender look that meant a vol
ume of loye songs. Tbey clasped bands; not
another word was spoken beyond the mute
eloquence of their eyes, but they understood
each other from that moment aud for all
IYciiarations for Thanksgiving went on
apace, and they were on a scale of such mag
nitude that even those for a Virginia Cbrist
nias could not excel. Kate's father and
mother and Uncle Roliert Hartley arrived in
due time, and had been duly installed in the
gresA guest chambers, and what with holly,
mistletoe and flowers, the old mansion took
on a festive look it had not worn for a gen
eration. Besides the immediate members of
the family and tbe northern visitors, the rec
tor of the neighborhood church. Col. and
Gerald Bruce and a few of the most intimate
friends of the haiubridges, living iu the vi-
A GATHERING I! THE EVENING.
cinity, were among the invited guests, but
not one dreamed of the great surprise in store.
Of the Thanksgiving dinner Itself, when
tbe day arrived and the broad folding doors
of the dining ball were thrown open, what
need be said save that Aunt Dilsey and her
satellites had expended upon it all the re
sources of kitchen and farm, while tbe old
time house servants, proud of their breeding,
had graced the festive board with all the
beauty they could command I It was a feast
to provoke an appetite. There were rare
dishes, sumptuously cooked and sumptuously
served; tbe choicest fruits and wines of the
long ago; marvels of workmanship and age
in family plate, china and glass, and in
numerable things delicious to the senses of
taste, smell and sight all insinuated into its
composition. But it was a dinner long to be
remembered in more than aesthetic, or culi
Conversation was in its most eloquent and
reminiscent stage, when suddenly the old
Colonial knocker on tbe front door rang out
with a sharp rat-tat-tat, as it had never sound
ed through the house before. What can it bef
A momentary silence falls upon tbe little
company while Uncle Ben hastens to answer
the summons, but in a miuute be returns
with his black face fairly ablaze with light.
"Miss Doroty Miss Madg'ry" the words
almost choke him in their joyful endeavor to
get out "Dere's a getn'lutu outside wid er
red face an' er big crap er whisker, who any
be like ter cum in an' git sum ob dis dinner;
he talk so bresh, I 'spsc I better ax him," and
the faithful old servant grins from ear to ear.
The words are scarcely spoken before the
burly, broad shouldered figure of a sun
browned man enters, and with a hearty
"Home again How d'ye all T rushes forward
to embrace Aunt Margery, who happens to
be sitting nearest to him at the head of the
table. "Brother Willi Brother Will!" and
with a scream of delight the three sisters
throw themselves into his arms weeping for
Yes, after many years of absence and d
Tenturethe sailor, bar, now a. captain, had
returned to the old homestead, that he had j
not seen since the war. And what a time
they had! How the gray beaded servants,
forgetting the grand dinner, forgetting every
thing in their affection, crowded into the
dining room to see young "Mar's Will" once
morel The whole plantation seemed to have
gone mad with joy that the first Thanksgiv
ing ever celebrated in Beverly Farms should
be so blest Indeed, for everybody the cup
of happiness appeared to have been filled to
the brim. But it was not so. There was yet
another surprise in store.
In the eveuing there was such a gathering
around the big fire in the chimney place as
the old parlor never had w itnessed. With
Dorothy on one side, and Margery her usu
ally grave face brightened by love on the
other, each holding the brawny hand of their
brother, and Kate in his lap, her eyes spark
ling with delight at the possession of a new
uncle. Will recounted his adventures during
the preceding twenty years. He told them
how. after the war, he had found service on
an English steamship and, by reason of hia
naval training at Annapolis, had been rapid
ly promoted until he became a captain in the
Oriental and Peninsular company, but that
most of his time bad been spent in voyages
between far distant ports iu the east under
circumstances that did not permit him to
take a sufficiently long furlough to visit
Besides, he knew from the letters of his sis
ters that their financial couditiou did not re
quire his presence or the abandonment of a
profession that was yielding him more than
a competence. However, the longing had so
grown upon him to return to the scenes of
bis boyhood, he at last had resigned his com
mission and determined that henceforth Bev
erly Farms should he his home. "And to
think of It," he added, "that I have found on
the night of my arrival a Thanksgiving party
in Old Virginia a brother-in-law (turning to
CoL Hartley) w horn I have never seen and
this lovely niece. Verily, we all have reason
to be thankful."
"But what's this, Katcr continued the
captain, toying with a curiously wrought
locket which dangled among other ornaments
from a girdle around ber waist,
'That's a trinket," replied Kate, "that be
longs to Uncle Robert, yonder, and I wear it
only by his permission. Tell the story. Uncle
Bob, for I always love to hear it."
"It is an incident of the war," was the re
joinder, ''and at a time like this one has no
right to recall sad memories or speak of such
a thing as battle and bloodshed." Urged by
the others, however. Uncle Roliert proceed
ed: "After tbe assault on 1'ickett's divisiou
at the battle of Gettysburg, among the pris
oners who foil iuto the hands of my regi
ment was one in w hom I became deeply in
terested. He was a largo, handsome, brown
eyed man, a native of this state, and, like
myself, a major. Though desirately wound
ed, and with the chances of living all against
him, not a murmur of regret, save for bis
family, escaied his lijis. I often visited him,
but each visit revealed the fact that his hours
were numbered. One morning w hila seated
by his bedside, he asked me to hand him bis
faded, gray uniform which hung nt the foot
of the cot I did so, and taking from
one of tbe pockets a knife, he request
ed me to rip a place in the left la-east
of bis coat. There I found a bit of (taper
wrapped around a small bard sulislance,
which on further examination proved to be
a little star. "This" said he, looking at it
lovingly, "was cut from the coat of Gen.
Stonewall Jackson, my noble leader. It was
my fortune to be one of those w ho lstre him
to the rear when he fell at Chancellorsville,
and when bis coat was removed I cut this
star from his collar and placed it where you
have just now fouud it w here it would al
ways be nearest my heart. 1 returned to the
battlefield and fought as I never fought le
fore. This souvenir I wish to leave with
you in order that you may sometimes think of
the Virginia soldier you have befriended.
And this," said be, taking the crumpled pa
per, "is the last leave of alsence Gen. Jack
eon ever gave me. Should you ever have the
opportunity, send it to my wife." Before
another word was tittered a cliange jiassed
over bis face and he became unconscious.
The next day he dieiL Shortly after that I
was transferred to tho Army of the West.
When the war ended 1 had thetwo mementoes
inclosed in the little nket that Kate now
During this recital, more than one pair of
eyes were moist, aud the voice of the manly
soldier himself, who recalled this episode,
trembled as he reached forward and opeuing
the locket said: "See, here is the star of
Stonewall Jackson, and here the furlough
signed by him permitting Maj. Albert Fair
fax to visit home for thirty d.-n s."
"Oh, poor husband !" cried Margery, w iih
a great sob, as she fell alimist swoouing iu
tbe arras of ber brother. Dorothy and Clara
assisted her from the room to her owu cham
ber, where for a time grief held its sway.
But Margery w as made of stern stuff aud
bad been bio long the mistress of her emo
tions to let them interfere with the happiness
of such an hour as that, and w hen she re
joined tlie company, the old calm was re
stored and there was not a trace iu tbe sweet,
placid foasures of the great heart aclie she
Approaching Major Hartley as she re
entered the room, she laid her hand iu his
and said: "You have leen my good angel,
and God has sent you here that I might look
ujsin the brave man who stood by that, other
brave man iu his hour of need, w hom 1 loved
and have mourni-d by day and night Thank
you, major, or Uncle Roliert. as 1 may now
call you, and rememlsT that this Thanksgiv
ing of ours has broken down all larriers. and
henceforth, iu this house, there shall lie no
north, no south, no east, no west only one
grand union of hi-arts."
Aud they all said amen:
It proved especially true in the cum of Kate
and Gerald, for wheu another anniversary
rolled around they sat at the same festive
board as husliaiid and wife. Uncle Robert
since that time has ls:-n a f requent menilmr
of tlie Beverly household, enjoying with
Capt Baiubridge the sportsof the season, and
finding charm in the quiet comtauionshiu of
Margery, w ho never tires of listening to the
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mirsion. forthr Lubricating oil trade: ad
dress to The liietcrich Oil Co, 8ti Wesi Wash
ington St., Chicago. Iil.
TTT ANTED RELIABLE LOCAL AND TRAV
W eling salesmen ; positions ermanent; spec
ial innuremenTs nw; last selling specialties.
Duntdelav; salary frm the start.
bROWN UROS.. Nurserymen, Chicago, IIL
QALESMEN-WB WI8R A FEW MEN TO
IsJsell onr goods by sample to the wholesale and
retail trad: on salary: largest manufacturers in
our line; Inclose 8c stamp; Wages $3 per day;
permanent po iiion; monev advanced for wsires,
edvertleing. Etc. CENTENNIAL MT'GCO.,
jnno w i-incit nati. o.
rrre to so a month can he made
P I J working tor oa; airenis preferred who
can furnish a horse and give their who e time to
me easiness; spare moments tray he prontahly
employed also; s few vscsncies in towns and
cities. B. F. JOUNSON A CO , 1009 Main St.,
N. B. Hlense state age and business expe
rience Never mind about sending clamp for re
ply. B. P. J . A Co. epl 4 -em
OF RT.AL ESTATE.
By vlrtne of sn order of the County conrt of
Rock Island county, slate of Illinois, made at the
November term thereof, A. D. IHsm, npon the pe
tition of the nn'iersicneil. administrator of the
esiateof Patrick II. Ken, deceased, scalnst f.lira
Eran. Ells Eran. sir 1.. C. Freeman and the
Black Hawk Homestead Hnildlng, Loan and Sav
in Associat-on. 1 will, on the lltli day of Decem
ber next, between the hours ot In o'clock in the fore
neon and 4 o'clock in the afternoon of said day,
sell st public vvnrine, subject to a Fourteen
Hundred f l.40O dollar mortgage executed to se
cure one certain pmmi-ory nt of the same
smonnt, held by the Black llswk llnmestrad
Bnildtmr. Loan and Saving Association, st the
north door .f the Conrt house in the city of Kock
Island, Kock Island county, state of Illinois, all
the interest of thr said Patrick H. Eran and tbe
dower interest of Elirs Ecan. his widow. In tbe
following descr bed real estate sitnated in the
county of Rock Island, state of Illinois, to-wit:
East one-half (Si lot No. one ill in Martha A
Hodman's sdiilt on to the city of Hack Island.
Terms of Ssle All of the pnrchsse money to he
psi nMn the connrmaunn of the petitioner's
report ol said sale by the conrt.
Dated the 11th dsv of Nov. ls3K.
mk'HabL j lnoisrNS.
Administrator of .the estate of Patrick H. Egan,
M.Emkt A McEkirt. Solicitors 9 diw
JyLK OF T.KAL KSTATK.
V.y virtno (,f an order and decree of the ConetT
court of K'K k Island county, Illinois, made on the
petition of the undersigned. Anna Dontian, ad
ministratrix of the estate of Frank Doonan. de
ceased, for leave to si ll the real est He of said de-cea-e
l. st the November term, A. D. ls9, of said
court, to-wit: On the 14'h day of November, ist,
I shall on t"e 14th day of December next, st three
o'clock in the afternoon of said dsv. sell at pnhlic
ssle, for cash in bard, at the north door f the
court house In the citv of Rock Island in said
comity, all the right, title and Inferos; of Frank
Doonan, deceased, and :he homestead snd dower
interest of said Anns Do nan in the following de
scribed real eslsie. sttusted in the county of Kock
Island and state of Illinois, to-wii :
Lot four, (41, in block five, (S), RrscVett's a4di
ti n to the city of It rk Island, r-aid real estate
being more pariirulsily described as follows, to
Commencing at the southeast corner of said
block five, ifo, running thence west along the
south line or said block five i! sixty (is) feet:
theace nerth and parallel with the east line of
said buck five. (hi. one hundred and twentv-fonr
(1:M! feet; thence east and parallel with tlie a .nth
line of said block, sixty tfio) leit: thence south
along the east line of said hhx-k five, (Si, one
hntidn d and twenty -four (li4i feel to the p'ace
Dated this 15th day of November. A. D lsj9.
Administratrix of the Estate of Fisnk Doonan.
E. W. Hi rst. Atfy for Administmtiix.
gLK OF REAL ESTATE.
Bv virtue of an order and decree of the county
court of Rock Island comity. Illinois, made on the
petition of Hie nti.iersigtied Margaret B Ke.ll.r
strass. administratrix of the estate of Frederick
W. kellerstrass. deceased, for leave to sell tbe
real estate of said deceased at the Novenilnrr
Term. A. D.. lsi. of said court, to-wit: on the
14th dav of November. lte.
1 shall onthe Fourteenth day of December next,
at two o'clock in tbe afternoon of said dtty, sell at
public ssle. for cash in hand, st the north door ol
the conrt house in the cry of Ri k Island in said
county, all the risltl. title and ii trn-tt of said
Frederick W. Kellerstrass, deceased, and the
dower interest of said Mat-caret B Ke'h-rstrass,
in tbe fodowine described real estate situated In
the county of Hock Island and State of Llinois.
The undivided two thirds (VI of sub-lot live
(M. in block two i?i in Spencer JE Ca-e's addition
to the city of h'ock Island .rod sub-lot fle (l !
itig sometimes di-cnled as tbe east forty i4(0 let-t
of l.l twoli) 1(1 satd block two 43).
Also the nsillvidt-d Olie-h.lf i of the West
half i il of lot three !t l in said block two in
Spencer A Case's addition t-i said citv.
Dated this K-th day of November. A D , Isssi.
MRi.RtT H. KEll.tlISTR.sa,
Administratrix of the Estate of r redtrick W.
E. W. Hirst, Attorney for Administratrix.
The onlv laee to buv EU.IS' ( EI
ERKATED MEKCEK COUNTY COAL
is opposite St. Joseph's church. Second
avenue. Don't lie deceived, as this cele
brated coal rutinot be bought of any
other mereliant intljertl v. Also Ixhiuh
and Scranton bard rosl, brick tile. etc.
Telephone No. 1036. T. H. Eli.is.
HAS PURCHASED TLIE
and has removed to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
tylle solicits the trade long enjoyed
by hia predecessor and as many new
customers at wish to favor him with
Brownson Hie Hatter,
Beeonl and Mala Street, Davenport Iowa,
Fur Muffs anjl Boas
AT BOTTOM PElOS
P ATT. DE8CRrPTinwl
lwsptly and neatly executed by tbe 44 a Job
. department. 1 V
Hirm o. Nwnr.rS I i.
J. B, ZIMMERi
Star Block, - Opp. Harper House,
IS RECEIVING DAILY II 18 STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits np In the latest style?.
HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
5s j is- iWiA
Union Meat Market,
No. 207 Twentieth street, Rock Island.
BEN EDEN, - Proprietor.
Fresh, Smoked and Salted Meats
Alwsjs on hand. Gatre and Oystart In season, etc., etc. Frtre reatot.ai.ie,
(VGooda delivered to any part of the city free of charge.
-New and fully equipped. New furnishings throughout. Will compeie
with any. Stud for circulars.
Tcition: Four months, C5; Six months, 35; Nine months. fSi)
Addreg C. W. FENN. Kock Ms.nl. I;:,
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
taTPainUng, Graining and Taper FJangintr.
I3IMICK BLOCK. Twentieth Street,
near Third Avenue.
F. C. Hoppe,
Contractors and Builders,
AU kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jobbing done on short
notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and shop 1412 Fonrth ave., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Proprietor of "
Second Avenue, opposite Harper House. The choicest imported
WINES AND HiIQTJOHS.
Imported and Key West Cigars, a speclaltj.
CITY PAINT SHOP:
DRUCKMILLER & CO.,
All klcda of
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalaomiuing.
WAll work warranted and done to order on short notice.
Shop No. 310 Seventeenth street, bet. 3d and 4th avenue.
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BARBER SHOP
AND BATH ROOMS.
Have Wen re-oieed ntider th management of Mr. UAKRT FAT, s ttrrt-clas Wrbrr. bo ao
tlula a aliare of public patronage. Tlie ahop baa lMa n-novtted. rv-patuwd and ra-pa-prrrd
throughout and the bath looms r carpeted. In fact everything la iu Brat-class ahapa.
J. M. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
AinTACTuaia er uaexiu aid iiurm.
Ask your Grocer for tkesm. Tkeyara best
mr socialite: Tss Christy tTim Sa4 ttw Otatst "mhM."
IWOst MLAJfP. ILL.
H. D. FOLSOM,
NOW IS TOUR TIME.
Just received another invoice of FA.LL GOODS at the New Tailoring estab
lishment, and will sell 25 per cent cheaper than any merchant tailor in
tue city. vAu ana examine
O N li Y S2.00 .A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC BTUDIO,
snA hive some of the latest novelties of the season.
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford's old studio, over McCabe's.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor etnd. Builcier,
Office And Shop Comer Seventeenth 8U
and Seventh Avenue,
All kinds of Artistic work a spscUlty. Plans and estimates for all kinds of bsQUfiaw
DAVIS & CO,
A eomideU stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing,
t ose, Fire Brick. Etc.
wm, Bale Agents for
DEANE STEAM PUMPS,
and SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS,
Ws gnarantea every et perfect, snri mikI Cnpa
Twenty day's trial, ta reeimlbl names.
Safety Heating Boilers, and Contra
tors for furnishing and laying
Water, Gas and Sewer PiH
1712 First Avt.,
Rock Island, Illinois.
Tslspkeot IMS. Residence Tclei lnct njo
Rock Island, 111.
Rock Island, III
No. 1707 Second avenue, Rock Island.
tbe stock before purchasing
A. M. WALSH.
430 Brady Street, Davenport, la.