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THE 110 CK IBLANU ARQUB, THUllSDAY. DECEMBER 5, 1889.
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fosTonicx Block, Rock Iblahd.
MAKING rOSTAL CARDS.
HOW THE POPULAR LITTLE MESSAGE
BEARERS ARE PUT UP.
&tluelng Ka;s to Cards and Tkra Print
ing Them A Little Towa Wktn Thl
I. Dow I mm mi Increase In th. Ie
maiMl for Postal Cards.
American postal cards made their appear
and in May, 1873, since which time the sale
bas grown so rapidly that orcr 1,000.000,000
hare now to be manufactured every year.
Ten miles below this city, on the east bank
of the Huulon river, is Caatleton, pretty
little country village, overlooking the river.
In a ravine, bark of the bill ri which the
village stand, is a cluster of brick bulMing.
In these buiUlug. are manufactured all the
piatal cards uwd by the government, and
from here they are sent to every city, Tillage
and hamlet in the United Htates, to be used
by the pulillc and sent by them to all parts
of the civiiited glnhe.
THE LITTLE RAILROAD.
During the yeor 1SSH, consMeraliiv over a
billion cards were turned out aud sent over
the country. Kor each tliouaan.l of these lit
tle missives the government pays fifty-four
cents, and for tbeui it receives the sum of !X
In the little ravine are five buildings. The
factory where the postals are made is a long
one story structure, about three times a loug
at it is wide. Iu this building all the cards
are printed and cut from the sheets, counted
by machinery, put up In packages of tweoty
tlve each and packed in steboard loxce
ready for shipment. A large fire proof vault,
built exprevtly and holding 30.0uO,MK cards,
which are always kept in reserve, is located
in this building. In the smith room is the
government ofllce, where it located the chief
clerk and nine assistants, who are kept con
stantly busy recording the requisitions from
postmasters and the tlnie of filling them.
The machinery used in making the postal
cards is the usual kind of paper making ma
chinery, and there are kept constantly in
motion three washing engines, four beaters
and two sets of rollers. One set is Used en
tirely for postal card work, and oue for the
finer grade of book paper work for the gov
ernment. Each day from four to seven tons
of rags are used, besides a large quantity of
wood pulp. The postal cards are made al
most entirely from rags. The rags are car
ried from Castle ton on the smallest railroad
in the United States. It is a little single
track road connecting with the Hudson River
railroad, and it runs around the hills to the
mill One locomotive, one passenger car and
a postal car constitute the equipment of the
miniature road. The cars are but little larger
than street cars. No operator or station
agents are required to manage its affairs,
and no fares are charged passenger or
freight rates collected. The litt le train starts
from Castleton, or the mills, whenever there
are shipments or fiasaeagers to go, and re
turns when any one in authority gives the
word. It Is only a half mile from Ifestleton
to the mills, but nearly all the operatives
ride, as they do not care to walk where they
have a special train at their disposal,
mo rags To Cards.
This little train of cars carries awy daily
from the works two car loads of printed
postal cards all of which are brought to this
city and thence distributed, according to the
destination marked upon them, all over the
country, in every postoflice over which Un
cle Sam has jurisdiction. To load a car re
quires between 2,000,0110 and 3.000,000 of the
little cards, according to how they are pack
ed. Three million cards make a targe load,
as a box contamiug 2.1.000 cards weighs 1IU
pounds. A thousand cards weigh about 54'
poumls, or, to be more exact, 1,000,000 cards
weigh 5.23 pounds.
Climbing up the hill to the largest building
one can easily follow the process by which
postal cards are made. Iu a back room of
the building can be seen a diuteu girls whose
sole duty b to sort the rags that come in
from the collector. The girls cut off all
buttons and buckles on discarded garments
and sort the rag into pile according to
quality. The sorted rags are put into huge
chopping machines, which cut tliem into
small pieces. It theu whiff them into a dust
machine, where they are shaken and cleaned.
Kroui this point they pass through a succes
sion of bath in chloride of I mm and various
other bleaching aud cleansing chemicals,
with occaxiouui visits to vat and tris
through roll-rs with sharp knives on them.
Aftr passing through the different pro
cesses the rugs conie out In a Hue white pulp
as thin as flour paste. This is xhakeu over
wire to gt the atvr out, and I then put
through a s.tre or more of rollers and a gluo
hath, after which it is rolled out into postal
card paper. At te- end of the long roll, that
have lieeu squeezuig the pner d-wn and put
ting the gloss on it, are the knives used for
cuttiug, and the long sheet passing through
it Is either cut Into sheets four postal cards
wide to be put intothe hugeautomalic presses
or Into sheets 21x303 inches. In the big room
of the puntal card mill are about a dozen men
and two dozen women, four large prsMem,
f.Hir cutters and one extra large cutter. The
sheets are taken to the press, where they are
glveu the feeders, who on the Campbell
presses fwd forty-one sheets a minute, or
l.TttJ postal cards. The card am printed
from steel plates so bard that a file could not
make an impression on them. Each one is
printed from aeirate plate, and eighty
plates are bs-ked iu the bed of the press. All
the ptatm are sent from Washington, and one
rt of plates in continual use lasts about two
years. The feudxrs are women of experience,
and they receive forty-oue and a half ceuta
for feeding 10U.0U0 cards, and can feed about
SOO.OOO a day.
The sheets are next taken to the cutters,
from which they are turned out in single
cards. Three girls take the cards of each
feeder. On counts twenty-five in each pack
age, awl the other two put on the paper
binder. After they leave this room they are
put up In istckages, counted out in packages
of twenty and put Into the pasteboard boxes,
which by contract must be niuslia bound.
Five girls put the muslin binding on the
boxesrMsiviog for the work fifteen cents
par luu sum Tb buses when filled are put
taso casss rsstdy fur shlurussit. No order for
less than fjlJO cards Is filled. Orders for 10.-
0U or more are packed in wooden cases, the
largest siugle case holding 2.V0U0 cards.
A new machine ha recently been put In to
work on postal cards that wiil Increase the
rat or printing them and decrease the num
ber of euipiotes. Two of the machine ax
now iu operation. Tbey print from continu
ous rolls at the rate of auu per minut. A
set of knives cuts them off and tbey drop into
uiue ceils; a set or steel finger turn the
packaga over. After each twenty-fiv card
nave dropped Into a cell, the finger twin a
band about the package ami carry It back to
the packing room, where the girls put them
Into boxes Albany (N. T.) Cor. St. Louis
"Can you give me some of the rule about
writing poetry r asked the ambitious rhyme
ster of the successful editor.
"Yes," said the editor, "I ran give you the
nm ana most important: Uun'tr Uomer-
IT SHELTERED WASHINGTON.
A House at Rye Where the President
lept One Hundred Tears Ago.
ThaTM la a hfiratt sfaml i , r. m, - 1
wa, uv lulu,
In the villatre of Kva. that i an
special interest. It sheltered President
w asulngtou 100 years ago. On Oct 13, 1780
Washington left New York In l,u u
drawn by four fine horses, accompanied by
uia priTai ana omcuu secretaries. It was
the beiriuniDs- of that lnnM v.. v
land which the President desired should be
unostentatious, but which the people of all
ranks made an occasion for the expression of
the love and reverence they deeply felt. He
arrived in the village of Rye, a distance of
twenty-six miles from New York, in the latter
Dart of the dav. ami fouti,! r f i..u
at the lint kept at that time by Mrs. Ilavi
Uiid. a uume not uucunimou iu the neighbor
hood to-day. This is the note iu Washing
ton s journal, written at the evening hour:
"Thursday, Oct. 15, ITS!!. After dinner,
throuirh f reoiient lii.ht ihnk w. m. naM i...a
" i --r - - i -jiuium
to the tavern of a Mrs. Haviland, at Kye,
whu keeps a very ueat aud decent inn."
Tuia is his entry cuureruiug the road aud
the impression made uoon him l.v ti...
"The road for the greater part indeed, the
whole wst was vers- rniicrh anrl k
the land strong, well covered with grass and
- uui crop oi inaian corn. The) farm
are Terr clow tomha- .
one incloeure also Is from another, by fence
i bujov, wucn are maeea easily made, as
th countrv la bnnanl. em A r
lng Horseneck, six miles distant (east) from
1 . I I LI,, . .
" i m nuiy ana immensely stony,
ad trying to wheel and carriages."
On hi return, while (pendiug the night
again at Mrs. Haviland', Washington writes
in his journal:
"The badness of these roads having been de
cribtd as I want, I Audi lay ootbingof them
How differett would be hi comment I
aa.,1.4 k. - : .1 ... mm k. MamA Mil t.vlav '
which has been macadamised so beautifully.
A few words about this quiet Tillage may
be of interest tc mors than local readers. As
ane is carried br on the swift train of the N.
Y. and Ji. H. R R. he ia not even aware that
be is passing ' h rough a Tillage; much leas
that it is a vil age whose history ia of more
than ordinary interest. It lie only about
two mile from the boundary separating the
states of New York and Connecticut. The
shore of the Bo ind, lying not more than a
mile from the c niter of tb village, was a fa
vorite resort oi the Indians, wbo made an
annual encam merit or vfaht long after the
settlement of tl e Tillage,
Evidence tbst the locality of Rye Beach
was once inbab ted by many Indians abound.
Warlike and d miestio Implement have fre
quently been unearthed; skeletons of In
dians have ben found in various excava
tion; hil trtditioa afford many account
of their presence and habits. But the prox
imity of Rye to the state boundary line and
to the shore of ' be Sound rendered the section
debatable grou td, armies and ships being the
arguments em iloyed in turn by th Dutch,
the British and the Americana. During the
revolution it la f between the outpost tf the
opposing forces. Hasty aud cruel incursions
were frequent, so that at the close of the war
the desolated t ome and the poverty of the
people presente I a pitiable sight Need we
wonder, then, that the journey of the Great
Deliverer was made the occasion for eveo the
most extravagsnt expressions of gratitude
While neighl oriug village and towns have
been transformed beyond the recognition of
returning inha litant of former years. Rye
has remained a conservative village. It bas
been improved by the erectiou of beautiful
residence, by the laying out of attractive
ground, and ty the building of excellent
roads. But no manufacturing interests hare
Invaded the ret tful quiet solnviiiug to the
men who retire to their home from the fever
ish excitement of daily business In the city.
The diversity nd beauty of the country in
the vicinity, and the evident tbriftinessof the
farmer, add a delightful and unending et
to the many di ives.
Much more r tight be added of historic in
terest and of present attractions, but our
purpose being simply to present oue of the
many places rendered sacred to Americans by
the visits of Washington, we have more than
fulfilled our intention. Let not one of these
old landmarks be forgotten. It would be
well If every schoolboy might trace at the
distance of hundred years the footprints of
Washington to the end of his life. Cor. New
York Mail and Express.
Cired of Flirting.
"No more Hi ting for me, boys," remarked
a drummer to some of bis acquaintances.
need to go wit! out smoking when I wasdying
tor a cigar, lutt so I could go In the ladies'
car. But I'm cured. On my last run Into
Lincoln I met i. nice young lady. She was
agreeable, and of course I made tuvself as
nearly so as jsMMible, Had a pleasant half
hour with her wfore we reached the station,
and of course -Then we got off there I asked
her if there w.-re any parcels I could carry
for her. She smiled bewitchingly and said I
might help her if I would be so kind. Then
she pointed to :heseat right behind where we
were sitting, a id there were three luhiee, as-
eorUsi sizes, as eep. She said they were hers.
M ell, 1 was in for it, so I picked up the big
get ones, one ou either arm, while she took
the kill. We I lurched out and found a car
riage, and I pi t her iu and was a I .out to say
good day whei sbe smiled acaiu so liewitch-
iugly and aske 1 me to get in. I couldn't
tuse, you know, so I went along. We drove
out to somen here m ar the cupitol and
stopped Is-fon- a nico house. A man came
running out, lifted out the babies, kissed
them, lifted out the young woman, kissed her
two or three tunes and told the driver he
could go. Wo lid you lielieve it, she was so
spoony on that bustiand of hers she never said
goisl-bv to me nor looked in my direction at
all; and thut a n't the worst of it. I hail to
pay t he carriui.e hire mysuif nnd lust hulf a
day's tune in the Uti'nin. That woman
cured me of bi'lin so long as I live."
Nebraska I 'itv 1'rcss.
I use I ltli tie...
as siud bv an erilnv.il Nuis.leou 111
that he hail "no sentiment of go,! or evil.
only the nt i in-iit of self." Tne hubit of
continual u-ll c jii-ciousuess aud self attention
is as fatal to trie's happinee as it is to one's
usefulness ati.l sl manners, but the onlv
way to cure it is to cultivate thought f nines
of others and kindness toward them. The
Re . K'iHard verclt Hule says:
"I ri'iiiembei Imv in to advise a man oho
iiad fill Icn iuto a suU, morose lite, ami had put
himself under mv counsel, aud 1 said, 'Sure
pose you ix-K'U by passing the butter at thu
table. He ne slfsl to lie ou the i.utlook, con
M'loiisly, for I ttle occasion, to nerve those
around him. Take care iu thu l.-ast exercises
that rou care I tr others.
" 'I do not i ;e that Hutu,' suid a sound ob
server to me. I saw him let his wife pick
up her own handkerchief.' This critic was
right in that qiuck judgment
" 'I judge tin i by the way be treats bis dog.'
that is a wise vitlcism. And if it is m-ise in
criticism it ia a ise in Ufa Train yourself to
unselfishness m what the world please to call
little things.' lonths' Companion.
A. D. Hueting, real estate tml insiir
ance agent Office J,. 10S Second ave
nue. Itock Ulnnd.
Turkey sao ilioe Thursday and the real
or the week at Wolf gun store on
The Crown dlniDs ball. No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, ti now ready to furnish you
me oei meal n the city for 25 rents.
Buy Mercer county coal of E. B. Mfr
Ivown at his iw coal yard corner of
ifteenlh street and First avenue.
The Royni i isuranre coomanr. of Ene
laud, lis the largest surplus of any fire
insurance ami pan? in the world. A. U.
Hueaing. ager.t. office No. H(8 Second
avenue. I lock Island.
tW.tMH) to loan on Teal estate security,
in sums of 2iK) and upward, at lowest
current rates of interest, without com
mission. E. W. Hurst, Attorney at
isw, it oca lslt.nd.
Modi ra Hnnaaa Inr ala
On monthl" installments by Ouyer A
Barth ft kabeock, Dsntlsts.
No, 1724 Hew nd avenue. Special atten
tion paid to Hiving the natural teeth and
inserting teetl without plates.
Fourteen diy lota on four years time,
with six perctnt per annum, to any one
wishing to btild this summer.
larsty ea Bond.
Those who re required to give bonds
in positions c trust and wbo desire to
avoid asking friends to become their
sureties, or who may wish to relieve
friends from fjrtber obligations as bonds
man, should apply to the agent of the
American Bursty Co., of New York.
General Insurance Agent
Rock Island, III.
TO bJ aaSl.lllterl lis 111. Ihrn tmnm
dyspepsia, coistipation and liver corns
piami a iric or sauntc birth is per-
fCCtlV flendisll. This nftnn kanius.
The hateful tiree, however, soon whisk
away to tne letner Inferno when bos
tetter's Stomach Bitters ia emnloveH to
evict them. As a stomachic and allnr.
ative of disord id conditions of the bow
els and liver.lt la speaking within bounds
to sav that 1 here is not in eviaianea a
medicine so widely known as this, and
... 1 . T . . , . .
iow iuuciu w nicn nave received suck
positive and authoritative sanction from
the medical friiernltv. The fact that
promptly relieves, then extirpates, the
three maladies of most common occur
rence, oucrht a irl fines make it thu mmt
popular of ftnlly medicines. But, in
addition to that, it bas achieved the
foremost repi tation as a preventive of
and remedy for chills and fever.
The iettV al, Fort Hbvena. Orecrnn is
three miles loog and wide enough for
four railroad Hacks.
Wsnh a T asms sa Dollar!
Every child born into a familv ia
thought to be 'forth "a thousand rh.l.
lars" to the patents. Why then ahould
they not be cat cd for from infancy to
maturity T Etip the mouth and teeth
right by Sosodwt and yon start them
Two forms lth but a ilnda chalr.two
mouthijWhlch neem as one.
The best medical writer clairh that the
successful remey for nMa) catarrh must
be non-irritating, easy of application, and
one that will reach all the remote sores
and ulcerated surfaces. The history of
the efforts to treat catarrh during the
past obliges us to admit that only one
remedy has met these conditions, and
that is Ely's Cream Balm. This pleasant
remedy has mastered catarrh as nothing
else has ever done, and both physicians
and patienta freely concede this fact.
The more distressing symptoms yield to
Thirteen cords of wood were sawed
from a single tree in Colerain township,
Lancaster county, Pennsylvania.
The Scat on earth can truly be saiJ of
Griggs Glycerine Salve, which is a sure,
safe and speedy cure for cuts, bruises,
scalds, burns wounds and all other sore.
Will positively cure piles, tetter and a'l
skin eruption . Try this wonder healer.
Sttisfsctirn euaranteed or money refund-
I. Onlv M cent. Sold bv druegist
There are two kinds of headache nat
ural and acquired.
For delicacy, for rwiritv. and for im
provement ot the complexion nothing
equals Por.toni's Powder.
To Repeal an Ordinance Enti
tled "An Ordinance for the
Improvement of Second ave
nue from the West line of
Fourteenth street to the West
line of Fifth street in the city
of Rock," and to substitute
Bt it OfMifit bf the IVy Council of the dtv of
Rock Itland .-
Thst the onlinsnre entitle "An Ordinance for
the Improvement of seeimd Bvennrfrom the West
line of Fourteenth street to ihe West line of Fifth
street In the city of Rock Inland." pasred No
vember 4, ISNU. Is hereb. repealed and the fol
lowing substituted therefor:
For the Improvement of Second
avenue from the West line of
Fourteenth street to the West
line of Ninth street in the
city of Rock Island.
BfUPrMneilby tht City Council of the Vil y of
Hock, y.fnad .
Bk-tioh l. Thst Sistond sveanc from the west
line of the Intersection of Fourteenth street to
the west lineof the intersection ofNinth street,
all helne in the corporate limits ol the salil
city of Hoc It Island, be and the ssjne are hrreby
ordered enrbed with curb stones, exesvsted snd
grsded. Improved snd paved with paving brick,
of rood quslity, in msnner follos-int: Corn stones
slisll be set on esch side thereof, st the outer line
of ihe respective sidewalks. Said curb stoi.es
rhsll be of Ihe best quality of sandstone, no sec
tion to he less thsn three 481 feet long, two 2
feet deep and fonr HI Inches thick when diessed.
The top ed)fe shallhe full snd squsre snd neat I v
hiiHb-hamniered. and the fsce shall also be neatly
bn-h -hammered not les thsn iwlve U2) inches
down from the top. The ends srall he dressed
smont h. so ss to make close joints through ihe
full thlrkness of Ihe stone not less thsn oue foot
down from the top. snd the bsrk side of the stone
shsll be dressed to s uniform thickness of four (4)
Inches down from the top. The excavating and
gradine shsll be to sarh a depth ss will eanse the
lop of the psvemei t, when laid, to conform to the
respective established irrade of said streets be
tween said point as ssid grade has heretofore
been pMshlihed by said city of Rck Islsnd. and
the sstd l avement herein provided for shall when
laid conform 10 said grade and the excavating and
grading shsll he 10 such a depth as will csnse Ihe
said pavement to conform ihrrem. tin the rsui
lied thns formed, there shsll be put a bottom Isy
er of clean macadam to lie laid a depth of six b
inrhesover Ihe entire roa'i hed after ssid stree ihsa
been excavated sufficiently to bring ihe finished
pavement np to said entsnlished prsde. The In
lent being thst st less! six s) inches of mscsdsm
shall be under all the pavement as a foundation.
The whole is then to be thoroughly rolled wi h s
rore roller snd settled to plsce and compacted
to the ssttsfsction of the uisyor. sutierintcndcnt
of street, and street and alley committee, (in the
foumlat ion foure there must he laid clean river
sand. 10 the depth of three 3I inches, which
shsll be raked into an even Isyer. without licking
It. nntll the smfsce layer and gravel foundation ia
made compact and solid In the entire satisfaction
of the mayor. stiMrintendent of streets and street
and alley committee. On the surface layer of
snd shsll he placed a course of brick upon their
flat or four Inch aurface and lengthwise of the
street, care being taken 10 break Joints the same
ss hea laid in a sail . On. this course of brick
shall he spread river sand sum. tently to nil evt-ry
' run! and cover the enl ire course one ill inch,
'pon such course of brick so covered shall lie
placed a course of brie edgewise, thst is length
wise or upon their narrow surfsce, and cross ie
of the street, placing them close together snd
brcsklng Joints as before siiecifled. snd esch brick
shsll be of the size of 2x4x3 inches. No broken
or Irregular bricks .hall he placed on the top
counae. The brick composing the top coarse
shall lie regular In shspe and size and of the very
neat and hardest selected ones, and all brick
used in this course shall he of the best onalitv
of vitrified brick, snch ss will meet the e;.erovsl
of the mayor, superintendent of streets snd
street snd alley committee. The lower conrse
hall he of hard burned brick ; said street ahall be
exesvsted. graded, improved an paved ss afore
said, the wuole width or tne same between said
f urbslones, except the Intersections hereby orde
d to be paved and Improved as aforesaid, that
Is to say. tbs Intersections of Thirteenth,
Twelfth, Klrventh, Tenth and Ninth streets and
an Id Second avenue, and excepting ilsj the nor
tios Included lietwecD the rails of the Mollne A
Rock Island Horse Railway Company, and eifch
teen Inches on the eutcr aide of said company's
The cost of paring said street intersections
shall be paid for out of the special fund to be
provided therefor and the cost of paving the por.
ttonof the street Included In the tracks of the
kollns A Rock Islsnd Horse Railway Company
and eighteen Inches on the outer side of the rnlls
of ssid company's tracks shall be paid by aald
onne a. hock island Horse nsuwsy l-otnpany.
8c. 8. That the whole cost and expense of the
Improvement provided for in Section 1. of this or
dinance, including the cost, making the assess
ment, collecting the apeclaltax. sarvey'ng and in
specting. except the above specified) shall be
raised and Paid hv snecisl taxation and ssid sure
la) tax shall be levied, ssaesscd snd collected upon
snd from the blocks, kits snd pans of lota con
tiguous to snd touching those parts of said atreets
which are bareby ordered to be paved, in propor
tion tat th. rrontaga of -al " hlocka. lore and pars.
01 Mile upon ina aaio pan. ai pain aixeeia inai ara
to he paved aa aforesaid. Maid special taxation
la to be levied nnder Article 9 of an art of the
tteneral Assembly, entitled "An act providing for
tb Incorporation of cities and villages. '' approved
April 10, llfcx. herteofore adcpieu bv the said city
of Hock Island. The amount to be thus raised by
specisi taxation to oe 't wenty-two thousand two
hundred and seventy-seven and 40-100 dollars,
sxo. 3. Thst the amount of ssid special taxa
tlon for ssid lmprnven-ent hall be divided Into
installments, tb firstof which shall be twenty-five
per cent of tne total of said'aesessment, snd which
sbsu ne ane sna peyaoie rrom and after confir
mation of ss'd sasessment. The remaining por
tion of said assessment, after deducting the said
first installment, ahall be divided into four equal
annual Inatslimenla. which ssid Installments
shsll be psyable annually thereafter, and collect
ed In tbe same manner thst other assessments
are collected. Etch of ssid four lsst named In
stallments shsll bear Interest at the rate of six
per cent per annum from and after the first dsv of
July next succeeding the confirmation or said
asaesament. Provided, that the whole of aald sa
sessment, or any Installment or installments
thereof, may be paid at any time at tbe option of
the owner or owners of ssid lots, blocks, nieces
or tracts. In which esse Interest shsll be chsrved
only to tbe time of payment and upon such pay
ment tne property ror wnicn saia payment is made
shsll be discharged from the the lien of sncb pay
ment. Bsc. 4. rsvment for the said imnrovement shall
be msde In the following msnner: From tbe
smount of the first payment, when it shall be col
lected, shsll first be paid sll the cost of mak lng the
said assessment tncledtng court costs, surveying
and Inspecting. The remainder of said payment
shall then be psld to the person or persons enti
tled thereto on tbe contract for ssid work. The
smount remaining due upon the contract for aaid
imnrovement .ball then be divided into fonr 141
eqnal parts, and a voucher shall be Issued by the
said city to the person or persons entitled there
to, for each part payable In same order and Ban
ner that the installments are payable, and said
vouchers shsll bear the same rate of Interest
per annum th it said Installments bear, and be
mads payable to the order of the person or per.
sons entitled thereto, and stale the improvement
and installment for which they are iaaned. and
any person or persons, accepting tbe vouchers aa
provided herein for work done or performed upon
ssid Improvement or their assigns, shall have no
claim or lien upon the said city in any event, for
the payment of ssid voscners or the Interest, ex
cept from the collections of the installments (or
which said vouchers are issued.
Bsc. 5. Thst Aldermen Uamnton snd Corken
and Engineer H. Q, Paddock be and they are here
by appointed commissioners to make an estimate
of the cost of said Improvement and esch part
thereof, Includinr sepsrateestimate of the coat
of labor, material, and lawful coat and expense of
making and collecting said tax, and all legal costs
snd charges of the court relating thereto, aud re
port the same to thia council rn writing.
Sic. S. Upon ihe approval of said report by
th city council, it shall he the dutv of the cltv
clerk to advertise in the daily papers of the
cut 01 noes isisna tor st lesst twenty (X I) day, for
blda for tbe improvement aneciflad. and ha ahail
mall marked copies of ssid advertisement to al 1
contractors whose names shall he furnished by
any cltlsen of tbis city. All bidders shall be re
quired to deposit sealed bids for said work with
tbe city clerk prior to six (6) o'clock on Monday
afternoon. , 1889. together with sample
Of bnck to be need ..
Each DroDosal must be aecomrjanted bv a cer
tified check noon soma Hock Island bank for
fiOO, parable to the order or the mayor of the city
of Rock Island, which ebeek is to be forfeited snd
paid to the city of stock Islsnd la case tbe party
to whom the contract is awarded shall fstl to exe
cute the contract so swarded and furnish bond In
the sum of twenty-five thousand rV)00) dollars
with sureties and conditions satisfactory to tbe
mayo within ten days after the award ag of aaid
contract, and the council shall have the right to
reject any and all blda.
r as tad november 18, 1139.
Attest: RoBXlt? Eontla. Msvor.
aa laeal City Clark. .
Hews About Towa
Tt la that Mirrnnl rerwtrft ahnnt tnwn
that Kemp's Balsam for the throat and
lungs is making some remarkable cures
with people who are troubled with
coughs, sore throat, asthma, bronchitis
and consumption. Any druggist will
give you a trial bottle free of cost. It is
guaranteed to relieve and cure. The
large bottles are 60c and $1 .
This powder never varies. A marvel of pnrltv,
strength snd wholeaomness. More economics,
thsn the ordinary klnos, snd cannot be sold In
competltt n w in the multitude of low test, short
weight alnm or pr I hospbate powders . tipld ny
fa can: RovsL Basis Ptvues Co., lisj Wall
St, N. V.
FOR SALE VAIXABLK PATENT im
provement on Elevators. Now In operation at
(tar Finishing Works, 23S Hamilton 8t., Philada.
Pa; preserves life snd limb: for full porticulara
apply to ROBT J. WALK EH, Inventor.
SALESMAN WANTED AT OWK, LOCAL OR
traveling; big pay. su-adv work; stork war
ranted; quick selling specialties: outfit free; ex
perience unnecessary. JAMS E. WHITNEY.
novSt fim NorserymsQ, Rochester, K. Y.
QALESMBN WANTED TO rOLIClT FOR
a-our well-known Knrsery; good wages paid
every week; permanent employment ruar4nteed.
Write at once, before te'ritory taken, stating age.
15 CHASE BROS' CO.. Chicago, IU.
WANTKD AN C IL SALESMAN, ON COM
mission. forthe Lnbrirstlng nil trade: ad
dress to The Dleterichs Oil Co., 6S West Wssh
ington St., Chicago. III.
WANTED RELIABLE LOCAL AND TRA V
ellng salesmen; positions rrrmanant; spec
ial Inducements now; fast selling specialties.
Don't delay ; salary from the start.
BROWN BR08 Nurserymen, Chicago, 111.
SALESMEN WE WISH A FEW MEN TO
sell our goods by sample to the w holesale and
retail trade; on aalary ; largest manufacturers in
our line; Inclose fie stamp; Wsges $JI per day;
permanent po.iilon; moner advanced for wages,
dvsrtising. Etc. CENTENNIAL arro CO.,
JnnoH Cincinnati, O.
C7K TO & A MONTH CAN BE MADE
-' working for ns; agen'S preferred who
can furnish a horse and give their w ho e time to
the business; spare moments n sy be profitably
employed also; a few vacancies in towns snd
cities. B. K. JOHNSON at CO , 1009 Main St.,
N. B. Please state age and business expe-
neuce .-.ever mina aooui Venning stamp ror re
ptv. o. r.j. at i o. apl
THE PRE AT
HARTZ & BAHNSEN.
Wholesale Atrents, Rock Island.
2205 FOURTH AVE .
Opposite the Catholic church, has a
full line of
Christmas Candles, Toysf
of every description, cheap.
Christmas Trees, Decora
HAS PURCHASED TBS
and has removed to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
tyHe solicits the trade long enjoyed
by his predecessor and as many new
customers as wish to favor him with
The only til are to buy ELLIS' CEL
EBRATED MERCER COUNTY COAL
is opposite St. Joseph's church. Second
avenue. Don't be deceived, as this cele
brated coal cannot be bought of any
other merchant in tbe city. Also Lehigh
and Be ran too hard coal, brick tile. etc.
Telephone No. 1086. T. H. Ellis.
Promptly and neatly executed by th Amen Jot
ssenspacial attention paid to Crsniaretal wok
A Cm : 1 )
al X saT
STATE OF HXNOIS, I
Rock Island County,
In the Circuit Court of said county to the January
Ca hertne Moore, 8amnel W. Lincoln. M. V.
Richards, llsns Lafe, M. W. Woodford, L. J.
Bengtston, Burton Malcolm, James F. Moot-
? ornery. Martha Thomas, Rosille Coryn,
lesire Coryn and Mary J. Macbeth,
W. B. Bui field. Reuben Wells, The Unknown
Heirs-at-lsw of Joel Wells, deceased, Dennis
Warren, William A. Kourse, T.anra A. Kenrse,
Jane M. Weatherhead, Klir.a Bahcock, Ennice
L. Mill, Louisa J. Bryant and ntooeite Henry
Affidavit of the non-realdenoe of the said W. B.
Burfield, Keunen Weils and Lonisa J.Bryant, and
that the heirs at law of Joel Wells, deceased, are
unknown and made parties aa tbe unknown heirs
at law of Joel Wells, deceased, bavins; been filed
in the clerk's office of Ihe circuit court of Rock
Island county, slate of Illinois, notice Is therefore
hereby given 10 the said non-resident defendants,
that the complainants filed their hill of romp aint
In said roart n the chancery e de thereof on the
7th day of November, lstsj, and that thereupon
summons issued out of said court, wherein raid
snit is now pending, returnable on the Ural Mon
day In the month of January next, as is by law
Now, unless you, Ihe ssid non-resident defen
dants shove named, and the unknown h. Irs al law
of Joel Wells, deceased, shall nerstaaally be and
appear before ssid circuit conrt on Ihe first dsy
of the next term thereof, to be holden st Rock
Island in and for said conrtv, on the first Mon
day in January next, and plead, ar.swer or de
mur to the ssid complainant's bill of complaint
and the same and the matters and thing, there
in charged and staled will be taken as con
fessed, snd s decree entered against yon accord
ing to the prayer of aald bill.
R.ck Island, 111.. November, 7. 1W-.B.
UKO. W. UAMBLK.
Clerk of Circuit Conrt.
W. R. Moorx ATtnGrTEH A Sw eekkv, Solicitors
OF REAL ESTATE.
By virtue of an order of the Contstv court of
Kock Island county, state of Illinois, made at the
November term thereof. A. D. 189, upon the pe
tition of the undersigned, administrator of the
estate of Patrick It. Kgn, decessed, against Eliza
Egan Ella Egsn. Mr I C. Freeman and the
Black Hawk Homestead Bnihllng. Loan and Sav
inr Associal on. I will, on the Ilin day of Decem
ber next, between the hours ot 10 o'clock in the fore
noon snd 4 o'clock in the afternoon of said day,
sell st public vendne, subject to a Fourteen
Hundred ifl.snni dollsr mori gage executed to se
cure one certain promlsory note of the same
amount, held by the Black Hawk Ilomsstead
Bnilding, Loan and 8ving Association, at the
north door of ihe Court hones in the city of Rock
Inland, Rock Island count., state of Illinois, all
the interest of the ssid Patrick H. Eesn snd the
dower interest of Eliza F.gan, his widow, in the
following desrr bed rest estate situated tn tbe
ronnty of Rock Island, state of Illinois, to-wtt:
Kastone-ha'f (SI lot No. one (II in Martha A
Rodman's addit on to the eity of Heck Island.
Terms of ."ale All of the purchase money to be
pai i upon the confirmation of the petitioner's
report of said ssle by the court.
Dated the 11th dav of Nov. &o.
MICHAEL J IffOOlNg.
Administrator of the estate of Patrick H. Egan,
McKximt A McEsirt. Solicitors S-d4w
ALK OF REAL K8TATE.
By virtne of an order and decree of the Connty
court of Hock Inland county, Illinois, msde on the
petition of the undersigned. Anna 1 loon an, ad
ministratrix of the estste of Frank Doonan. de
ceased, for leive to sell the real estste of said de
cease :. at the November term, A. D. lt9. of said
court, to-wit m the 14th dsv of November, llvsj.
1 shsll on the Uth day of December next, at three
o'clock in the afiernoon of said ray. sell at pnMic
sale, for rei-b in hand, ai the north door c.f the
conn honse In Ihe cily of Kock Islsnd in said
county, all the right, title and interest of Frank
IVionan, deceased, and the homestead and dower
interest of said Anna Do man in the following de
scribed real estate, sitnsted in the county of Hock
Island and state of Illinois, to-wit :
Lot four, (4i, in block five. (5), Rrarkett's al.ll
ti n tn the city of R. ck Island. Said real estate
being more particularly described as follows, to
Commencing at the anntheast corner of ssid
block five, i;n, rnnning thence west along the
south line of .aid block five i&l sixty (fioi feet:
tbeace north and tiaraltel with tii -t lit... t
said bh ck five. (M. one hundred and twenty-four
I.-., im, mriice east ana parallel with the south
line of said Mock, sixty itin) fet; thence south
Bloae the enst line ..f hi.i. a .& ...
hundred and isrenty-fonr (1241 leet to' the place
Dated this 15th day of November. A. D. 1S
Administratrix of the Estate ol Frank Doonae,
K. W IIi rt. Airy for Administratrix.
ALK OK REAL KsTATK.
Bv Tirtne .f an order and decree of the comity
court of Rock Uland county. Illinois, made on the
letition of the nndersicncif Marvsrrt B Kell.r
sira, rdininiMrstrix of the ei.taie of Frederick
W. Kellersira-n. decessed. for leave to sell the
tvsl estate of said deceased at the November
term. n. i.. ii. or said court, to-s.it: on the
14th dsv of November, lteni.
1 shall on the Fourteenth dar of December nesl.
at two o'clock in the afternoon of said day, aell at
...-, i..r car-n in uanu. at I lie norm dtsir ol
ihe court house in the eitv of Reck Islsnd in said
county, all the riiiht. title and ii teres! of eatd
Frederick W. Kellerstrass, deceased, and the
dower interest of kshI Maraaret B Ke lerstrass.
in Ihe following descri lied rral estate situated ia
the county of Rock Island and Mate of Miuoia.
The nnilivided two iMroa iS of sub lot five
(hi. in hhKk two ii'i in Spencer 4 Ca-e's addition
to the city ol Ruck Ii-land siid sub-lot five (.".) be
ing sometime disrnM as the east forty t40i lect
of lot Iwnu'Hn mii.I block two (ii.
AlMithe undi'id.-d nne-ha f (',) of the west
half mi of ha three tSi in naul block two ii. in
Spencer A Case's sddition t i ssid cilv.
listed this l.Slh day or November. A. D , lfW.
MaROARFTB Kai l.KK.THASM
Administratrix of ihe Kstst of Frederick W
Ke ilemtraMS. Deceased.
K. H . Ili-RST, Attorney for Administratrix.
COBTTORTABLE and ELEGANT,
For Sale by Leadlnc Dealers.
OTi Solely Ij "KZ. EAIK2E, Trey.N.7
J. M. m: AKILET,
ATTOKNET AT LAW Office with J. T.
worthy, ITS ec.md Avsnae.
UII.1.11M J.tl aVS0-,
ITTCRtRY AT LAW. Oflct la Bars
I National Bank Bulldiog, H -cM taasad. I1L
ATTORNEYS AND COTJN8ICLI.OR9 AT UT
Once ia Beugston's Mosk, Rock Island, IS.
1 TTORNEY9 AT LAW Lr-n. ,
Asecnni?,mt.krscollectto a. R. ferenre.Milca
H A Lynda, banker, ufflce la Po-tofflca biock.
THE MAILT AliliCS.
FOR BALK EVRKV EVENING si Craaptam
NrWsStaud. Five cents (ie copy.
I. S. S l(UltE4N,
ARCHTTKfT ANOSUVKKINTENDBNT -XOl
office Cinc io atti. Ohio; Branra office ova
First Nation d bank. Rock Island. fit ly
8T. LlkES WTTAGE HOSPITAL,
ON THIRD AVENUE, between Tenth and
Eleventh streets. fen ts-tf
WM. 0. KULP. D. D. S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Rooms M, 97, ts and aa,
Take Elevator. PIVENPOBT, IA.
Brownson the Halter,
Beconi and Main Street, rsvenport Iowa,
Fur Muffs and Boas
AT BOTTOM PRICES.
sal aallsfa'tk.-D In I1.S
cure of tiouurrbie a and
t.leet. 1 preserllie Hand
fel safe in recmiiineuu
Ins it to all sufferers.
4. J. KTONEB.
f .1.1 t.y llruggiat.
LRAMTv jf ttt
t atli by thu Niw Jmibuvsd
tr-l a la at a
jf kihuiiii. Atavae it iir
this1 srpetrk! (iurpukfitr. CiisaCOF
RMrKATIVK wV FAtvNrttft. .
lllsMU- lUlxL aaslxTsrisitiaf eiirrsej. raa
t.irtrie- J-JL .T" rrrriy 1 1. -.ugh U wak ptrli,rvtlor-.
ucibMa" f-tu !- t.dViyuiibr-rrh. tuwrlrefi
Currvtst silv'limwtAotiy CKe'tfVitA.a36 iu auk,
ircMMt Impruvrttiraiftuwr -til ofrarr b:m VV',irx ctMtpfta
pktrwnfiy rumi in tliiv nHiiaJ K sU1 fMmpiiki4r aunip
KnWFT.I. a. rev
Kswapapka Apvaaawisa Btmcsv (19 Bproos
eanni wasv saver-
w Gwm la
f 1 TO ft DtTS. V
M VoasisssiiS is m m
CJ3 at Mir by lbs
iV jrtu Cissical Ot.
Vay - "Ij
Our eetablishment is getting too small for our rapidly
growing business and we have decided to
give up our
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov.
2CUU to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below cost. Ibis is not a sham-sale but a bona
fide Bale, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Batter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, I A.
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he malces his suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
I r ! ! c' s"4.. U.; -.
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LERCH c& SUTCLIFFE. Managers.
3M Patterns of New Styles in Wall Papke.
4WPaioting. Graining and Paper Baogiot;.
OIMICK BLOCK. TwenUcth Street,
near Third Avenue.
r. c. hoppe,
STo. 1808 Second A.vt-.,
Rock Island, III
AU kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jobbinr; doae on short
notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and shop 1412 Fourth ave., ROCK IS LAN I), ILL.
TI VOL! SALOON."
Second Avenue, opposite Uarr House. The choicret imported
WINES AND LIQUORS.
Imported and Key West Cigars, a specialtf .
JT. M. OHEISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
Ask your Grocer for tkesa.
-aclalU: Tke Ckriety "TfTM
H. D. FOLSOM,
NOW IS TOUR TIME.
Just received another In voir of FALL GOODS at the New Tailoring estab
lishment, and will sell 25 per cent cheaper than any merchant tailor in
the city. .Call and examine tbe slock before purchasing
A. M. WALSH,
420 Brady Street, Davenport. Ia.
O IS LiY 2.00 A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
ane have soma of th
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford's old studio, over McCabe'a.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor einci Builder,
Offloe and 8hop Corner Seventeenth St. . Tl i T i i
and SevenUi Aretiue, I I KOCK Island.
Opp. Harper House.
DAILY III8 STOCK OF-
DAVIS & CO,
A eotcj li te slock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing,
ceo, Fire Brick. Etc.
Snt Agents for
DEANE STEAM PUMPs,
and SKJLIT FEED LUBUICATOR3.
We crsrsntee every one perfert. an will send Cnpa,
Tsettv ilsj's trial, to n.injuuMe uarttvs.
Safety Heating Boilers, and Contra
tors for furnishing and laying
Vat!r, Gas and Sewer Pipe.
1712 First A vie.,
Rock Island, Illinois.
Tvlsvhoc 1HS. hesldeuee Tele.Loua 1U0.
Rock Island, 111.
lUCUIl AMO BiacVtTt.
Tkey ara best.
aaA sat 0aMy
KQg IgLAWO. TLL.
Second avenue, Rock Island.
latest novelties of the seaaan.