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THE ROCK ISLAND ARQUB. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1889.
THE GREATEST SALE
fi i i
Ever Inaugurated in Rock Island.
Since bnjlng our immense Line of Holiday Goods the
owners of Postofliee Block Lave decided to build and ther
being no vacant stores snitable to our business, we are com
pelled to close out our entire stock at a great redaction.
Rocking Horses, Stirrup A: Saddle, 39c
Shoe Fly Rockers - 3,1c
Two Wheeled Carts, - - c
Colored Willow Doll Carriages, - 20c
Roys Tool Chests from Oc un to $2.00
& 4? a
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A : : S :
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P js 1 1 -
i Inch 1.Us 3c
Others all price. Sc, in,:, 2i 2'm;.
35c km up.
W. have the finest line of Bisque Pulls
ever shown ami to start tlieiu we will
maka special price:
2i0 C Inch Bisij ie 6c
200 24 irub Bisoiii:. khl body 97c
8110 13 inch, jointed t)3c
Colored dolls, Dsby dull, Lurge doll,
Sam'.! dolls, Tklkins dolls. Kicking
From He and up.
This Black Board 45c
I '.I I r-. a .U J. ('
Kitchen Set mace entirely of Tin.
!)- nv Ttume': oa..,., . .' 1
lu Boies at 5-
Wescott Block from 10 cent un to
Crandall Boi 2Uc and 40c.
Uud from 8
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v or-,---. . 1
Spice Cabinets 80c.
From 59c up to ?:5 oo.
Heavy Tumbler 6c
liobleta, Fruit dishes, Sauce dishes 10c a
dozen ; others tio numerous to men
Cup. and Saucer from 10c up to 130
each; Fruit Plate be, Mc, 2:tc and
31c; Mush and Milk sets, 5nc. 75c and
Dolls" High Chair 20,:
Skin Horse all price.
PosTomcr Block, Book Island.
THE SPARROW PLAGUE.
BIRDS THAT ARE DESTRUCTIVE
WHEREVER THEY GO.
History ml tke 1 eatkered Colon Urn A
Can te Farmers la England mmm. An.riei.
Thetr Rapid Increase la K umber Laws
for Their Extern I nation.
Wera it not for tbesarioua interat involved
ts. recent bixtorv of th. aparrow would J
moat b. divarting;. From tb. time when
Catullus laimated tb. death of Lmbu1 pet
up to now tb. common bttle bird, whether
leading a sooty existeora "on the housetop
lonely" or out in the open, has inired a cer
tain apml-contrmptuxHis affection, a dimin
ished form of tbe feeling that made Buna
turn tb. weeder-clipa made and spare tba
thistle. It has always been aworiated in tha
mind of the English and Scotch colonist w ith
home. Far away in Australia and Mew Zea
land, as wei! as in America, tbe euled Euro
pean used forty yesji ago to long in vain for
the sound of its cheerful chirp and a siht of
its familiar feathers. Indeed, this patriotism
wsiit so far that a vast amount of energy
was expended in order to acclimatize it tba
amateur naturalist littl. dreaming of tba
plague it promised to become.
During tbe fifty years Intervening between
18SI and 11 no fewer than sixteen attempts
were mad. in as many different places to in
troduce the bird to the States. Nor was sen
timent the only motive at work. It was vig
orously asserted that tbe sparrow wasa faith
ful ally of the fanner ami a wholesale d
w Hirer of iusects. For a length of time the
experiment proved an utter failure; but iu
KH the Brooklyn Institute took the matter
up, committee was formed and over i!40
aahacrtlieil to induce the sparroa-s to emi
Probably encouraged by such an overflow
of kindness this time they settled down in
real earnest to the work of colonization. As
soon as a few of them became accustomed to
the climate tbey built neU and spread and
multiplied over the face of the earth until, in
tbe words of a recent agricultural report,
tuey in lSHii occupied an area of 8wi,00 square
kiiles and were still increasing. From Maine
to Kansaa the sparrow holds the field. It
Butters round tbe home of the copper miner
in Arizona, and it ts familiar among the
ranches of Mexico. Ornitbologu-ul history
diea not record any other such w if t multi
plication as that of the sparrow Iwtween 1S75
and tbe present time.
One of the most curious things aliout It is
that once it frets established in a foreign land
it adapts itself with wonderful rapidity alike
to extremes of beat and cold. And it is one
of those birds which are not easi ly flurried
by an accident It will go to sleep in an
empty railway carriage, to le transported
hundreds of miles without visible discompos
ure. I'nlike birds which have well marked
haunts the sparrow makes no attempt at
bousing. It settles quietly where the train
stop, and establishes a colony there. To this
habit New Brunswick owes its present wealth
Tbe development of such an abnormal apt
itude for reproduction baa hud the effect of
entirely changing tbe attitude of the public
toward the mutow. Whereas, a few years
ago. It was cheajier to import tbe bird from
England than to buy it in New York, a re
ward is paid for their dwtructiou. For it
has been proved beyond questiou that, far
from being a friend of the farmer, tbe spar
row la his bitter enemy. Indeed, there is no
longer any doubt of that, even at borne,
where farmers and gardeners complain of an
increase almost as noteworthy as that in
Tbe farmers of the north of England have
combined to pay tbe destroyers of their eggs,
and tbe necessity for a similar organization
in tbe Midlands baa been mooted. tVhere
they are in large numbers there is scarcely
any limit to tbe mischief tbey are capable of
doing, and men who are not prone to exag
gerate declare that on the headlands, which
are in proximity to such cover as a thick
hedge, the crop is frequently reduced to the
extent of 50 er cent. Their breeding masou
is over just before tbe corn begins to grow
yellow, and brood Joins to brood till the crop
is nunierarfle by thousands.
When disturbed in one art they remove
to another, and although a tremendous slaugh
ter may be accomplished by a wide muzzled
gun charged with sparrow drift, they aoon
get too artful to expose themselves to many
shots of that kind, the old cock giviug the
alarm as soon as an approach is maile.
In Ureat Britain the increase seems to be
due to two causes. Although tbe sparrow is
not included in tbe schedule of the wild bird
protection act, it shares Indirectly in tbe im
munity provided by that measure, as coun
try people who have never seen tbe act ctmi
monly interpret "wild birds" as meaning all
wild birds. Secondly, in tbe day anterior to
the bsue of gun liceniwa, Cottagers reduced
the nuinlwr to protect their own little gar
dens, and tliere wer. plenty of humble spurta
men ready, for tba fun of the thing, to shoot
them for the farmer. Besides, sparrow shoot
ing from traps was tbe ordinary rural sport
of holidays. Then, again, facilities for tbeir
breeding are enlarged by tbe gradual depopu
lation of the remote districts.
It is not in the fields alone, however, that
tbe sparrows are mischievous. The gardener
has .ven more reason than the farmer to de
sire, if not their extermination, at ail events
a diminution of their number. During early
spring they seem to have a spwial liking for
tb. tender young vegetables, and pull them
up immediately tbey thrust their flntt shoots
through the mold peas, lettuces, cabbage
plants and beets being especial favorites.
They also play havoc with tbe fruit trees and
delight to nip the buds of goosuberry bushes,
peach and pear trees. Indeed, tbey are natu
rally eo restless that if tbey have nothing .la.
to do, and are not hungry, a flock will de
stroy fruit or vegetables apparently for mere
In California they are charged with an
offense even more dire. They do so much
harm to the vines in the gra growing dis
tricts that we are told, "unless steps are taken
to wipe out tbe pest at tbe earliest possible
moment, tbe result probably will entail a loss
to tbe state of many thousands if not millions
Mor can It be said that tbe case against tbe
sparrow rests on Indefinite evidence or uare
less observation. Home time ago Profnenir
KUey examined tbe crop, of & bird sent to
tba American Department of Agriculture,
and, as a consequence, found nothing what
ever to say for them. In only forty-seven did
be find noxious; inserts, while useful insects
were found in 70, and harmless insects in 81 ;
but SSi bad been dining off oata.71 on maise, 57
on fruit, and 219 had "undetermined Vege
table matter" in tbeir stomachs. Nor is that
While the examination was going on,
America was suffering from a number of
baleful insect pesta, with none of which did
the sparrow seem to have Interfered no elm
leaf beetle, no faagworm, no hissuch moth had
formed part of tbeir food. Tbe rase against
hie sparrow in Auerica seems to be, then
fur., that it exacts a maximum of wages for
a minimum of useful work. Not only so, but
it attacks tbe nesta of the swallow, and is
blamed for the diminution of tbis beautiful
and unquestionably insectivorous bird in the
t utted btatea. London Graphic.
Habits of the IMftVrent Varieties of These
Every kind of animal becomes interesting
as soon as it Is made an object of study, and
probably there are no animals about which
new fa:bi do not remain to be discovered.
Undoubtedly it was a matter of great sur
prise when some one announced, f.ir the first
time, that tadpoles, or polliwogs, wera noth
ing but young frog. Homething precisely
like this is known to nave happened within
little leas than fifty years. l"p to that time
the relation of youug crabs to their parents
was not even suspected, and tbe young,
which have long tails and swimming append
ages, wer. known to xoologists as soeas.
Crabs are highly developed members of tbe
great class of the Crustacea, a claas of which
tbe lobster is, perhaps, tbe best known repre
sentative. Crabs hav. ten legs, the forward
pair being enlarged and modified so a to
form nippers. Tbe male baa larger nippers,
or claws, than tb. female, and the right claw
la larger than the left. In other words,
Talis, like human beings, are righthanded.
The sexes differ greatly In appearance, and
in some kind tb. difference is so great that
the male and female have ban ilMnpihi m-A
classified as separate species. Among tb.
must, cunuoa in ima respect are tne little pea
crabs, diminutive rrsalin wkUk ..
tbeir residenc) maul, the shells of living
Divaive tnolltuas. Ancient writers gv.
highly fanciful descriptions of this alliance
between Crustacea and ""b''tH
According to on. account, whenever a par
ticle of food Boated "within the gaping cir
cuit of tbe abaU," tbe wid. awak. crab
pricked the tender sides of its sluggish part
ner, who understood tbe signal, and forth
with closed hie shall and caught tbe morsel.
Thus fed by mutual aid, tbe friendly pair
.iMvuie their gains, and all tbe plunder share.
Tbe great, or edible, crab of Europe often
measures twelve inches across the back of the
thallt moC sometimes weighs JtwsJv. pounds.
Great nu nbers are caught for the markets,
and In re ent years steps have been taken to
prevent Jieir extermination. The common
method of capture is in wicker work "crab
pots." f rom such traps tbe crabs are trans
ferred tc perforated boxes, which are sank
into tbe s until their content are needed.
In son cases, at least, tbe crabs are brand
ed as the;- are put into tba boxes. In one in
stance, oc the coast of Great Britain, the box
went to pieces, and shortly afterward tb.
branded craba were, many of them, caught
again upn their original feeding ground.
They had been carried eleven mile in a boat.
By what mean did tbey find their way
Craba, bke other of the lower animals,
have sour 3es of knowledge which, to human
view, seen very mysterious, if not absolutely
Inscrutabe. The violet land crab of Ja
maica live in colonies, often two or three
milee fro a tbe tea, to which they make a
Journey .mce a year in spawning time.
Then tbe march straight for their destina
tion, and act quite as if tbey had the ocean
already hi sight.
Besidea tbeir usefulnem as food, crabs,
along wit i lobsters and other Crustacea, ren
der incalralable servic. as scavengers, greed
ily devout ing animal matter even In a putres
cent state. But for their little appreciated
labors in this line as a kind of sanitary
police to tny of our seasid. resorts would be
Tbe so called robber crab inhabits some of
tbe island of the Indian ocean, and makes its
burrow under tbe cocoanut trees, the fruit of
which forms its principal food. The depreda
tions of these "robbers" are a really serious
matter to tbe owners of the cocoanut groves.
In order t secure the meet of tbe nuts, the
crabs trij off the fibrous covering so as to
get at the eye spots. Then tbey insert the
sliarp end of a claw, and, by working it back
and forth, scoop out the edible substance.
The out r covering hi used in lining tbeir
burrow. They collect enough to fill a bushel
basket, an i the natives in turn break into tbe
burrows in search of materials for mattrew.
Many kinds of crabs inhabit tbe shores of
the L mtec States. Some of the best known
are tbe huge horseshoe or king crab, notice
able for it. size and long tail; tbe tiny oyster
crab, the female of which lives inside tbe
shell of U e oyster, and is familiar to almost
every one in that connection; tbe spider
crab, the I errait crab and especially tbe blue
crab, hi h is tbe one most frequently seen
upon tbe tsbles in this country, and is often
called tbe soft shell crab, because it is com
monly eaten just after it has molted.
a a Observing; Profession.
"It's no wonder that robbers go out to
rob," obeei-ved a tramp the other day, as be
sat on a eut barrel in front of a grocery
on West street. "Any man with an ounce of
brains ran make a sure thing of it"
"Why, i.'s this way: While I never stole a
cent's won h in all my life, I've been tempted
a thousand tunes. Let me give you the lay
of the average farmhouse. There is always
half a dollar on the kitchen clock shelf to
buy notions of the peddlers. If the farmer
Is working his silver watch bangs on a nail
Just to the right of the shelf. In the liedroora
off the sitting room you'll find all the jewelry.
It's always kept in the left band corner of
tbe bottom bureau drawer. "
"How d. you know I"
"You mver mind. Thedeeils and other
papers are in a tin box under the bed. If
there's any sum of money above f 10 in tbe
bolide it's lis baking powder can on the top
sbellot tb) pantry. o farmer goes to tied
with over h dollar or two in his pocket. He
lay bis pints on a chair at the foot of tbe
bed, and t ley can always be reached from
the wiudov. The key to tbe barn bangs on
a nail over the kitchen sink, and the lantern
always bangs iu the cellarway."
"You an- a close observer, my friend."
"Well, p-Tliaps, but no more than tbe rest
of the boys. I can go through the average
farm House at midnigbt and never touch a
chair nor squeak a door, and I'll find things
just wbere 1 have told you they aire kept
New Yor Sun.
A clergyman reawntly presented himself be
fore a crun uul judge in tbe city of Paris and
said that oi e of bis female parUhiouers, who
bad declare I berself to be a miserable sinner,
bad stood i j intimate relations w ith Prado.
who had given her various presents in the
i arm or j welry. bhe, however, had not
known tbat ber lover was a criminal. He
bad paid hi; debt to human society, and she
was plague 1 with scruples of conscience to
keep the lH.ty of an assassin, and therefore
turned tbeni over to the proper authorities.
The differet t articles war. then advertised,
and will oo be restored to tbeir proper
owners. Jewelers' Circular.
Wouieu Income gray quite as soon as men,
but owing t the use of artificial frixxea and
bang tb. si. ver threads can be Concealed for
a greater lei gth of time. While men hav.
bean known to dye their hair and wear wigs,
now there at e comparatively few who do, tbe
tendency in heir case also being to let na
ture have M wsy, .Ten though sh. may
choose to ret tove some of tbe hair altogether
and !ieow a shining bald spot instead. Ex-
Turning a Juke.
"Do yon st e that rubicund gentleman ovor
there T' said Dr. Muller, president of the
Deuracber k ub, of Oakland, pointing to a
blond) bearded man who was leaning against
tbe chain bo:c "Well, that's Coroner Henry
Even, of Abneda county, and I want to tell
you bow be turned a joke on some of his
friends a few weeks agu. We hav. a little
dining cotem which we call tbe Bumblebee
club, and or afternoon we were all seated
about tbe talks while tbe jokes went round,
when a mesw nger came in bearing Word to
Coroner Eve -s tbat there was a dead body
lying in a lot at such and such a portion of
"Eversgrtnihleda good deal, but finally
left tbe table and went in search of hi dead
ter. He found nothing but a decomposed
ben on a gsrlge heap. While be was away
w. all laugh J a great deal at his expense.
Tbe message wae just a little jokelet of our
The s mr oaane tMrk after balf an hour
or mure, veiy red, very mad. At first be
told his cxpt rieoMs innocently enough, and
the more he told the more we laughed. All
the aftemoot. we chaffed him about bis fruit
less March for a body and a fee, thinking tbat
be didn't in tie least suspect our connection
with his trip. Finally we rose to go, all in
tbe merriest mood and thoroughly content
with our fun at Evers' expense.
" 'Gentlem n, suddenly spoke up the butt
of all our rid cule, I hereby summon you to
appear at out as Juror in the examination
into the cainv which led to the death of
"Now this had been in the water for
over two wee lis He wasn't a pleasaut after
dinner subject. We laughed no more. W.
begged, pleaded, protested. It was of no
avail. Ever was obdurate. So we all
marched orei to the morgue and 'viewed the
remains.' Ai each jolly diner out turned pale
and sought tie open air, Evers laughed. He
shook with n .eminent. He seemed threat
ened with apt plexy, so thoroughly did he en
"He ialaugiing yet. Watch him when he
looks my way ." Han Francisco Examiner.
The Dead Sea.
The Dead S is one of the most remarkable
phenomena oa tbe earth. The Bible calls
it tb. Bait (tea or rjea of the Plain, ths
Greeks the Li.ke of Asphalt and the Dead
Sea, while the Arabs know it as Babr Lut, or
Sea of Lot, reserving tbe memory of tbe
tragic catasti-ophe which occurred on iu
bores. A ceo -ding to the old traveler ilauu
drell, the name Dead Sea is derived from tbe
fact tbat it m rveth not, but is ever still A
modern trave er says it is tbe least dead of
anything be kaew. On tbe day of my visit
it was greatly agitated iu high and angry
waves crested with foam. For other reasons
it deserve tb title. Not a shrub grows on
its shores. Ni t a ftah dwells in its brackish
waters. Not h boat floats upon Its surface.
Here and tl ere on the beach lies tbe dead
trunk of a tret, brought down by tbe Jordan,
but thrown U by tbe unwilling hike. Irby
and Mangles t ied to light one of tbeae pieces
of driftwood, but Iu vain, ou account of tbe
impregnation 'if salt. Tbe old tradition that
birds could nt t fly over tbo water and liv.
was mistake. Tbe lake ia tbe deepest de
pression on tbt surface of our continents, be
ing l,aw feet below tbe Mediterranean and
000 below tbe lake of Galilee. It is forty
seven mile lot g and ten wide, covering three
tune tbe ares, of the northern lake. The
water la Inten -ly brackish and bitter, con
taining 20 per cent, of salt, which Dr. Daw
eon says is no, common salt, but mostly tbe
chloride and bromide of magnesinm and cal
cium. There sr. not salt and sulphur springs
in the hills al sag iu eastern and western
bores. The like has no outlet, but receives
tbe sweet cum nt of the Jordan, which pour
0,000,000 ton tf water dally into its deadly
and insatiate bosom. New York Mail and
A hen Ofbsa amera a mm 1vnV
face. - . -
We're AU Superstitious.
Tbe missionaries report that the greatest
obstacles they meet with in tbeir work is tha
superstition of the people. Is it so very dif
ferent with civilized, enlightened people right
here in New England t How many hundreds
of mother are there who will not let tbeir in
fant look into a mirror until they bare passed
a certain agef How many more are there
who insist that tbeir little ones must be car
ried up stairs before they are carried down
stairs, to the end that they may "rise in tbe
world r How many sensible, well educated
people in Boston feel unpleasantly when
mirror is broken in tbe house I Thousands.
How many consider it ill luck to see the new
moon over the wrong shoulder! More thou
sands. Not so many, but still very many,
cannot be tempted to pass under a ladder. If
people right here at home, having the advan
tane of schools, churches, books, newspapers,
and tbeir own common sense, cling to these
senseless superstition, how can the "heathen
in his blindness" be expected to renounce his,
which are not one particle more ridiculous.
The Pullet and the Lynx.
A Pullet who had been Roosting high and
doing considerable Thinking on her own Ac
count went to tbe Fox one day and, with a
Blush of Emlun-rasMment mantling ber fair
Cbeek, while a look of Determination was at
tbe same time to be Read in ber Eye, thus
"Mr. Fox. I have come to you to Learn how
to le Sharp and Keen. If you will give me
your Rate jr Term, I will"
"My dear Miss Pullet," replied the Fox, as
be wrung ber Innocent neck, "you have come
to tbe right party, and my terms will be
very low for cash on the NaiL Tbe first Ad
vice I shall give you ia to keep Away from
It ia very w icked to play Poker, I Hit if you
must learn get some Innocent Old Farmer to
Teach you. Detroit Free Press.
He IMdu't Call.
Re tiinidi.v climbed up the bros n stone step.
He timidly rang the bell,
lie felt that vkh might be bis last.
But why so be could not tea
As he stood at the door tbe' winter wind
Whirled in tbe streets about,
But above its roaring be beard ber say
"John, tell him tbat I am out"
As the door was opened witb stately mien.
Be said to tbe butier tall:
"Pray go to Miss Joces wnb aiy compliments
And tell bur I did not call"
Teaclier Now, boys, can any of you tell
what is meant by posthumous workxl
Boy tat the bead of tbe claw) Yes, sir; I
"Well, now, let me bear what it means."
"Sir, posthumous work are books w hk-n a
man writes after be is dead." London Tid
Teacher Parse the word "man" in that
sentence. Tommy. Tommy Man is a com
mon noun, masculine gender, and subject of
Teacher Sifiject of what. Tommy I Tommy
Subject :f woman. And tbe teacher smiled
to herself and didn't correct him. Kearney
Of One Mind.
First Convict When my time's up I shall
keep on making shoes.
Second Convict And I shall keep on at my
old work, too
First Ca vict Creaking stones?
Second Convict No; laws. Brooklyn Citi
seu. Only a Question of Ttnae.
"But, doctor, you said last week that the
patient would certainly die, and now he is
"Madam, the confirmation of my progno
sis is only a question of tune." Fliegende
"Come au1 dine witb me this evening."
"I am going to see 'Hamlet.' "
"Bring buu with you." Journal Iilustre.
Envelop What do you want!
Stamp lo not repel me; 1 am stuck on
you' Ijiwnnce American
Wby crown men and women with ma
tured n fli'ctive powers should neglect
tueir small ailments is rcallf a puzzle.
Hosts of otherwise sensible people thus
uewiidt-r conjecture. It is one of the
thing which, as tbe late lnmented Lord
Dundreary exclaimed, "no fellah can find
out." Diseases grow faster than weeds,
and. moreover, beget one another. In
cipient indigestion, a touch of biliou
hes. slight irregularity In tbe habit of
body what complex and aerioot bodily
disturbance, not local, but reneral. do
these not beget, if disregarded? Baffle
and drive on tbe foe at the first onset with
Hostetter' Stomach Bitters, sovereign
among preventives. A constitution, in
vigorated, a circulation enriched, a brain
and stomach tranquilized by this national
medicine, becomes well nigh invulnera
ble. Tbe Bitters counteract malaria,
rheumatism and kidney complaint.
We know men who insist at every
point upon beating tbeir way through
life, but we observe tbat the; all draw tbe
line at carpet. "
What ia a cold in the bead? Medical
authorities say it is due to uneven cloth
ing on tbe body, rapid cooling when In
perspiration, etc. The important point
is, that a cold in tbe head is an inflamma
tion of the lining membrane of the nose,
which, wben unchecked, is certain to
produce a cartarrbal condition for ca
tarrb is essentially a 'cold' which na'ure
I no longer able to 'resolve' or throw off.
Ely. Cream Balm baa proved Ita super
iority, and sufferers should resort to it
before tbat common ailment become
seatednd ends in obstinate catarrb.
Tbe man who sigbs, "How soon we are
forgotten !" baa only to leave a hotel with
out paying his bill to find out bow sadly
mistaken he Is.
Love rules the court, the camp, tbe grove.
But this we find where'er we rove,
That Sozodoot alone supplies
Tbe dazzling teeth and rub; dyes,
Tbat lend a maiden half tbe charm
Tbat win her to ber lover's arms.
The jetty at Fort Stevens, Oregon, is
three miles long and wide enough for
four railroad tracks.
Who of us are witnout trouble be tbe;
small or larger Tbe blessings of health
are best appreciated whenwe are sich
and in pain. A hacking cough, a sevnrk
cold, or an; throat or lung disease are
very troublesome; but all of these sua; be
quickly and permanentl; cured b; Dr.
Bigelow's Cure. Safe and pleasant for
Children . Price 50 cents.
Mercury had wings on bis pedal ex
tremities. Tbe inference is tbat he had
Bard Coal Market.
Orate and egg, 17.50; stove, No. 4 and
nut, t7. 75 per ton. screened and deliv
ered: 25 cents tier ton discount allowed
if Paid within ten dav. Cannel rn.l
for grates, IS per ton. Now is the time
to buy. Blacksmiths' coal, coke and
charcoal on hand. E. O. Frauh.
"You needn't try to play It on soe." as
the fire up tbe steeple said to tbe hose
awa Ab.nl Towa.
It is the current report about town
that Kemp's Balsam for tbe threat 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 50c and tl.
An amateur staffer is the miasins link
between a nervous person and the grave.
toft Ooai for Sals
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
ana 1 enth avenue, at ten cents per bush
el. B. Datexpokt.
Aug. 80. 1889.
Never make lore In a cornfield. Re
member that com has ears, and is easily
shocked. You should make an oat of
A. D. Hueaing, real estate and insure
ance agent. Office No. 1008 Second ave
nue, Rock Island.
Tbe Crown dining ball. No. 171)8 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish jou
the best meal in the city for 25 cents.
Bu; Mercer count; coal of E. B. Mo
Kown at his new coal yard corner of
Fifteenth street and First avenue.
The Royal Insurance company, of Eng
land, has the largest surplus of any fire
insurance company in the world. A. D.
Hueaing, agent, office No. 1608 Second
avenue, ttock Island.
150,000 to loan on real estate security,
in sums of 1 300 and upward, at lowest
current rates of Interest, wiibout com
mission. E. W. Hurst, Attorney at
law, Rock Island.
Modern Hod For (ale
On monthly installments by Ouyer Jt
Bank ft Babeoek, Dentist.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special atten
tion paid to saving tbe natural teeth and
inserting teeth wiibout plates.
Fourteen dr; lots on four years time,
with ail percent per annum, to an; one
wishing to build tbis summer.
arst; ea Bond.
Those who are required to give bonds
in positions of trust, and who desire to
avoid asking friends to become their
sureties, or who may wish to relieve
friends from further obligation as bonds
man, should apply to tbe agent of tbe
American Surety Co., of New York.
General Insurance Agent,
Rock Island, III.
It is said (bat smacking Ibe lips is a
vulgar habit. Much depends on whose
lips are smacked-
The Sesl on cartb ran truly bv said of
Gngg'a Glycerine Salve, w bich is a sure,
safe and speedy cure for cuts, bruises,
scalds, burns wounds and all other sores.
Will positively cure piles, tetter and ail
skin eruption . Tr; this wonder bealcr.
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refund
ed. nl 25 cents. Sold bv druggists
After a man gets thoroughly broke he
commences to mend his ways.
Ob, if I only had ber complexion
Why. it is easily obtained. Use Poz
zoni's Complexion Powder.
This powder never varies. A msrrel of poritv,
strength and nntrtoiunees. More economics
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in
rompetitlf n w.th Uie multitude of low test, short
weight alnm or ir (.hnophaie powder. Sold r nix
in can: Kotal Biki Powdku Co.. K Wall
St., N. Y.
FOR SALE VALUABLE PATENT Im
provement oe. Klevs'ors. Now in orstkn at
Mar Finishing Works, WS5 Hsmllion Phils.!.
Pa; preserves life and limb: tor full particulars
apply to ROBT 1. WALKS K. Inventor.
SALESMAN WANTED AT OSCK, LOCAL OR
traveling; big pav, stesiiv work; stork wsi
ranted ; qnick selling ; sperisltirs: outer free: ri
perienre unnecessary. JAME- E. WHITNEY,
nov Si-tin Nnrservnian, Korhrsier, N. Y.
OA LESSEN WASTED "IO rOUCIT FOR
kwuur well-known Nursery; gnsl nsgrs paid
every week ; permanent empwvutent ffuartnteed.
Write al once, before territory taken, stating age,
IS CIIASE BROS' CO.. Chicago, 111.
WANTa-D-AN C1L SALESMAN, ON COM
mtlon. forthe Lubricating nil trade- ad
dress io Tbe nteterirhs Oil Co., M West Wsrb
lngtoa St., Chicago. 11L
WANTED RELIABLE1 LOCAL AND TRAY
ehnf salesmen; positions remanent; spec
ial uduremeDU) a jw ; fast selling specialties.
Doal delav: salary from the start.
BROWN BROS.. Nurserymen, Chicago, I1L
QUALITY . 7
C.H.PEARSON & C -BALTI
M O RE.M&
HAS PCROHABED THE
id has removed to
Third Are., and Tenth St.
tylle solicits the trade long enjoyed
b; his predecessor and as man; new
customers as wish to favor him with
Paris Exposition ISS'9 :
t HaD PEULS i dOLI) hr liALS.
VANILLA (sante) QUALITY.
ASK FOR TEL LOW WRAPPER,
FOR SAUt EVERYWHERE.
RANCH HOUSE, UNION SQUARE, N.V.
The only place to buy ELLIS' CEL
EBRATED MERCER COUNTY COAL
is opposite St. Joseph's church. Second
avenue. Don't be deceived, as this cele
bra ted coal cannot be bought of any
other merchant in tbe city. Also Lehigh
and Scran ton hard coal, brick tile, etc.
Telephone No. 1036. T. H. Ellis.
IF ALL DESCRIPTIONS
PleaniUy and aantiy exacted by th. Aaecs Job
sssna ' a - Je: jars". . . a, m
8TATR OF ILLKOIS, I
Rock Island County,
In the Circuit Court of said county to the January
Catherine Moore, Samuel W. Lincoln. M. V.
Htcharda, llsns Lace, M. W. Woodford, L. J.
Benmston. Burton Malcolm, James F. Mont
gomery. Martha Thomas, Hostile Cory a,
Desire Corya and Mary J. Macbeth.
W. B. Bnioeld, Rrnben Wells, The Unknown
ltelrs-at-law of Joel Wells, deceased, Dennis
Warren, William A. Nouree, Laura A. Jfenre,
Jsne M. Wcatherhead, Elira Bshcock. Eunice
L. Mill. Lonlsa J. Bryant and Antonette Henry
. Affidavit of the non-residence nf the said W. B.
Bortlfld, Renhen Weils snd Lonisa J. Bryant, and
that the heirs at law of Joel Wells, deceased, are
unknown snd made parties as tbe unknown heirs
at Isw of Joel Wells, deceased, harine been Sled
in the clerk's office of the circuit court of Rock
Island county, aisle of Illinois, notice Is therefore
hereby Riven to the said non-rrsident defendants,
that the complainants Sled their hill of romp aint
In ssld court n the chancery s-de thereof on the
r?th dav of November. 1HW9, and that thereupon
summons leaned out of sa d court, wherein said
suit is now pending, returnable on tbe first Mon
day in the month of January nest, as is by law
Now, unless yon, the said non-resident defen
dsuta shove named, snd th. nnknnwn h lis at law
of Joel Wells, deceased, sbsll personally be and
appenr before ssid circuit conn on the flret day
of iheneit term thereof, to be holden at Hock
Island in and for said conotv, oa the first Mon
day in January next, and plead, answer or de
mur to the said enmplainsnt's hill of complaint
and the same and the matter and things there
in churned and slated will be takea as con
fessed, and a decree entered against you accord -Ids
to the prayer of said hill.
Kork island. 111.. November. t7.
liEO. W. MAM RLE.
Clerk of Clrcnit Court.
W. R. Moors AKoGtTYtn & Sw bbnkt, Solicitors
By virtue of sn order of the County court of
Rock Island county. Mate of Illinois, insde at the
November term thereof. A. 1). 1, npon the tr
illion of the undersigned, administrator of the
eaiateof Patrick U. Egmi, deceased, against Klixs
Bean. Ella Egsn. Mr. L. C. Frecmsn and the
Black Hank Homestead Building, Loan snd Savins-
Aasocist on. I will, on the 11th day of Decem
ber next, between the tours of HI o'clock In I he fore
neon and 4 o'clock in tbe afternoon of said day.
sell at public vendue, subject to a Fourteen
Hundred $i.400 dollar mortgage execnted to se
cure one certain promisory note of the same
amount, held by the Black Hawk Homestead
Building, Loan and Saving Association, at Ihe
north door of ihe Court bouse in the city of Rock
Island, Rock Island connlr. state of Illinois, all
th interest of the said Patrick H. Egsn and the
dower interest of Eliza Egan, his widow. In the
following described real estate sitaatcd in the
county of Rock Island, state of Illinois, to-wit :
Kastone-baif S lot No. one (11 in Martha A
Rodman's addit oo to the city of Keck Island.
Terms of Sale All of the purchase money to he
paH upon the confirmation of the petitioner
report of said sale by the court.
Dated the lltb dav of Nov. .
MICHAEL J II1C.UINS.
Administrator of the estate of Patrick 11. Egsn,
MiEnist A McEsntv, Solicitors S-d4w
CALK Of KEAL ESTATE.
By virtne of sn order and decree of Ihe Connty
court of Kock Ir-land connty, Illinois, made on the
petition of the undersigned. Anna Doonan, ad
ministratrix of the eslate of Frank Doonan. de
ceased, for le ive to sell the real e-lste of said de
cease i, st the November term. A. D. ls9, of ssid
court, to wit On Ihe 14th day of November, !!!,
I shall on the 14ih dsyof December next, st three
o clock in the sfiernoon of said day. sell at pnilic
sale, for carh in hand, at the north door f the
court bouse In ihe citv of Rock Inland in said
county, all the right, title and interest of Krans
Doonan, deceased, snd the homestead and dower
interest of said Anna Doonan in the following de
scribed real estate, situated in the county of Hock
lrland and state of Illinois, to-wit:
Lot fonr. (41, in block five, (31, Rrarkett a s Idi
th.ntotherityof hVck Island. Said real relate
being more particularly described as follows, to
wit: Commencing at the southeast corner of said
block five. ifti. running thence wet along the
souih line of said block five iM sixty () feet:
tbrnce north and aral,el with the east line of
said blcck live. 5i. one hundred and twenty-four
(1J4) feel: thence east and parallel nitb the sonth
line or said block, sixty (n0) ft; thence south
along the east line of said block five, iftl, one
hundred and twenty-four (1-J4I feet to the p!ace
Dated this 15th day of Novembrr. A. D l
. . . ANSA IKXtNAN.
Administratrix of the Estate of Frank Doonan.
E. W. Hi rst. Alt'v for Administratrix.
ALE OF REAL KsTATE.
Bv virtue of sn order and d.-rree of the county
cenrt of Hock Is laud count v. Illinois, made on the
I etiiion of Ihe un leriirnrd" Mart-arel B Kell.r
etrs, sdinmistrairix of the estste of Frederick
. hellerstra-". deceased, for lesvc to sell ihe
real estate of said decissed at the November
Term, A. D.. IsH., of ail court, to-wit: on the
14tn dav of NoM-tnticr.
I shall on ihe thirteenth dav of December next,
at two o'clock in the alieruooo of said dnv. sell at
public sale, for cash in hand, si the north door ef
ihe court house in the env of R ck Island in said
county, all the right, title and interest of said
Frederick . heilcrstrsss, deceased, and tbe
dower Interest of said Marsan t B Ke K rstrass.
in the following described real estate sitna'ed ia
the countv of iiock lsiaud and State of I linois.
The undivided tao thirds (Si of sub-lot five
(M in block two ri in penccr 0-e' addition
to the rily of Hock Island siid sub-lot five(il be
ing sometimes d. sclx-d s the east font i4iii Urct
ot lot tsoiJUn sa d bl.icfc tno (Si.
Also the undivided one-ha f i, of the west
naif ll of l4 three (S i in ssid b.ock two 4ii, in
Spencer Case's addition 1 1 said citv.
i)a:ed Ibis ljth day of November. A. D . lss".
MK,AKETB. KE I.XRSl Hass,
Administratrix ef the Kstsu of credent-k W.
he lerstrass. lrcrrased.
E. W. Hukst, Ailomer for Administratrix.
COMFORTABLE avnd ELEGANT!
For Sale by Leading Dealers.
ITfi Solely ly EALSZ2,Trcy,:;.7
J. .1. liEAKDHLET,
ATTORNEY AT LAW offlc with J. T. Ens
worthy. 174 Second Avsnae.
ATTOR1ST AT LAW. OSrs la Stock tsasaat
Sslkaul Hut Building . kVask Island. IU.
a. m. swxisxt. aj. a, wauusv,
SWEESET A WALTER,
ATTrRXEYS AND COFN8BLLORS AT LAW
tWSee ia Beugston' bloek. Rock 1 aland, IR.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW Loans amneye
seenrity, makes collect iot... R, terror.,
ell A Lynda, bankers, office la PostoSlce
THE DAILY ARGUS.
K 8 ALB KVKHV RVKSlNft at nnsnssnv
News Maud. Five eenis per copy.
D. S. Si llt'KEn AM,
ARCHITBtT AN!sri'KRlNTBNDET Mesa
office Cinc.m attl. litiio; Branch voice over
IVst National Bank, Kock If land. f IS ly
ST. LUKE'S IX)TTAUE HOSPITAL,
0 THIRD AVBM'B, heiweea Tenth ant
Eleventh streets. ea mj
Ml. 0. KULP, D. D. S.
OFFICE EEXOVED TO
Rooms Sf , ST, ts and ts,
nk Elevator. DAVENPORT, I A,
Brownson lie Halter,
Seconl and Main Street, Davenport low,
Fur Muffs and Boas
AT B0TT0X PRICES.
13if O ha given unlet-,
sal aailslactlnn In the
cure of Uonorrbo-a and
Uleet. I prescribe Hand
feel safe in recoiuuienu
lug It to all sufferers.
. J.KTOM R. BJ.n..
f old by Druggists.
,1 'i , 1 nil
" sprrroc varpuat. l, at or
rsiSAvivc WbkhNi ....
rtSS., MMI. SMrhtlilniitaM,
f.i h.,tk . , H V L 1. ----
rur C-'Wh all wsfc mm.
CsrsrM -AA.t.ll IvST
rsliiSl Isyerswuw all otlwr toll. WiMWHsf.
V cfiaslnaari afasa
Inters- C u
KtMrSh v-VILrfr try
riviassjis. straaav (I Spmos
Oar establishment is getting too small for our raj iai
growing business and we have decided to Y
give up our
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below cost. 1 his is not a sham Bale but a lmu;,
fideale. as we will not carry any more Blaiik
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Fnrniehei,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT! I a.
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and rerue-ni-ber
that he makes his suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES LOW.
t k. c-
F 'i I
'if f ; "'
!? I ?,.-Ol,c mxiAl
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers.
3J0 Patterns of New Styles in "Wall Paper.
JTPaiDting, Graining and Paper Rangine.
iMMICK BLOCK. Twentieth Street,
near TbirJ Avenue.
F. C. Hoppe,
2STo. 1808 Second A.vi?.,
Rock Island, 111.
SEIVERS & .aUSTDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
AU kinds or Carpenter work done. General Jobbinu ,lone r.n short
notice sad satisfaction guaraDU-eil.
Office and shop 1412 Fourth ave., ROCK ISI.A N D, ILL.
Tl VOLT SALOON."
Second Avenue, opposite U&rper House. The choicest, imported
WINES A-ISTD LIQUORS.
Imported and Key West Cigars, s specialty.
J. M. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
A k your Orooar for tkssv
"BMCialtles: Tks Carl sty tTBrasV
H. D. FOLSOM,
NOW IS TOUR TIME.
Just reived snother Invoice of FALL G00D3 at the New Tailoring estab
lishment, and will aell 25 per cent cheaper than any merchant tailor in
the city. Call snd examine tbe stock before purchasing
A. M. WALSH.
420 Brady Street, Davanport. Ia.
ON LY SQ.OO A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,-
and hav. soeas of th.
HAKELIER, Proprietor and ArtisL
No. 1722. Second ave., Gayford'a old Btndio, over McCabe's.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Lee and Bhop Comer Seventeenth Bt. . . r 1 T i j
snd Seventh. Avenue. I JK.OCK 1 SI and.
0T All kind, f AttUsl. work 'figt
0pp. Harper House,
DAILY HIS STOCK 0F-
DAVIS & CO,
eassa,ansa ssnsessasBsl aawsessss, ssv. an st a
B II II 1 111 1 1 L.1 1
A comi'lile stock of
Pipe, Braes Goodri, Packing,
I ose, Fire Brick. Etc.
Sm A rents for
DEANE STEAM PUMPS,
anp SMUT FEED LUBRICATORS.
w (.-csrsntee every one perfect, an" mil send C'cps,
Twict day's trial, w rcsiKiustbl. parties.
Safety L'r-aling Boilers, and Contrac
tors Jot funnelling uml laying
Wa:i?r, Gas and Sewer Pipe.
1712 First Avk.,
Rock Island, Illinois.
T.leraoc 114. Residence Tclei'U.Lt 1(0.
Rock Island, 111.
CIACKIU AID BlMtlTtV
Tkiey ars best,
h Okflsty Al-Bm."
RfXJC IlLArTlV. IIX.
No. 1707 Second avenue, Rock Island.
latest novelties of tha aeaaon.