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THE 11QCK ISL.AND ARGUS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1889.
Kvcr Iiiauiiratoil in KoeU Islaiul.
Since buying our immense Line of Holiday Goons the
owners of Postoflice Block have decided to bnild and there
being no vacant stores snitaWe to onr business, we are com
pelled to close out our entire stock at a great reduction.
Rocking Horses, Stirrups A: Saddle, 30c
Shoe Fly Rockers - ;3c
Two Wheeled Carls 6c
Colored Willow Doll Carriages, - 20c
Roys Tool Chests from c up to 2.00
V V O r:
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t iocs ui'in ac
Oilier ail irk'?. So. in.:. 2'ic. i!"
S.lc and up.
W lave the finest line of I'imjiic IoIU
ever sbuwo am! to start tlinii will
tusk, special price.
SH) 6 inch Blsie .
300 iiv luru nitf. kil bod; H?c
.' 1 inru. jtiinted C3c
Colore! dulls. IUt.j doll. Larjfe dolls,
Sui.l dull. Tslkinii ilnllt. Kicking
From ISu anJ up
This Black Board 45c
Kitcdt'D hti mace t'Ltirely of Tin.
Wmcou Uiock from lo ttnu up to
Craodall Bos ac and 4oc.
Guni from 0
-Xr i 'Lis
: ) -1
Spice Cabinets 80c.
f&fN '3,-- VS
From 5Mc up to $:!.ihi.
Tumbler ... Sc
Heavy Tumbler 5c
Uobleta, Fruit (JiNbf H, Sauce dUlir Ittr a
dozen, others too cumi-roua to ruen-
Cup and Saucer, fnm Mo up to $130
each; Fruit Plate 8c. lib:, 23c and
'ile: Muh and Milk sets, 5or. 75c and
Ioll' Hifh Cbair 2c.
Skin Hursea all price.
TosToif icx Block, Rock Island.
WOMEN AND HOME.
ONE OF THEM WHO SAYS WOMAN'S
SPHERE IS GROWING TOO WIDE.
Bow tm Bath Ik Ksbjr Th Bco(mlad
TlrtM af th "Hot KatM" Nw ToIbU
Abwl Weiara la CM Fnaai Idaa
mm Cooklnc I'tmalla.
It ia clear from tba raoent diacuwkms about
female aufTrag, that thora la a good deal of
uncertaiutjr and difforence of opinion at the
praesnt day aa to woman' apbera in tba
world. Tba movement which led to the im
provement in women'a education ia atill ao
youna; that ita reaulta ran hardly rrt be
teetnd. W, have no auOloient material to
enable ua to deride whether, and if ao In what
difertion, the femaJe inteilert differ from the
mala, We have no adequate means of Audit
ing whether thme special womanly quahtiei
which are univeially valued and admired
are Inherent in a woman 'a nature, or are due,
in part at least, to the circumstances of her
psuit life, sheltered as it baa been from much
of the struggle and competition of life. It
must still lie considered uncertain whether
the particular direction taken by tbe higher
education tr women ia the ideally right one.
Tbe advance baa beeo ao rapid that w have
hardly bad time to breathe, ttill lo to pon
der and judKa. But tbe cry ia for further
advance, or rather for more change, for new
openings, fr fresh dvvelopnieuta,
It micht perbai be wiser, seeing that we
have dune ao much, to be content for the
present to move a little slower, and lake tun
to the work that has been already done.
There seama something selHsh in our baste.
We wish that the changes should, at any rate,
come in our day, that ws may have tbe merit
and the lienetli of them. A little mora cau
tion is surely needed before we take steps
wbk-h It would be impossible to retrace. Is
it too much to aik that thorn who wish fur
mors changes should at least take time to
formulate what is their conception of wom
an's share in the work of society f 1 have
been told that the only way to decide this is
to open everything to woman for which na
ture has not ohviouxly unfitted her. This
suggestion, for Cbritians at least, bas one
decided objection. There is nothing in the
nature of women to unlit them for holy or
ders, but we cannot imagine that any Chris
tian, however advanced an advocate of wom
en's rights she may be, would wish to see
women as priests. Nature does not, there
fore, seem to be an altogether safe guide in
this tangled question. 1 should like to ask
my fellow Christians whether revelation bas
not something to say to us on this subject.
Tbe old story of the creation of woman
tells us that she was made ax a helpmeet for
man. I doubt whether niodoru claims have
advanced her to a nobler place. St. Paul's
views about women are well known, but
they are, as a rule, dismissed with some re
marks about the nature of the times or a
statement that St. Paul did not apireciat
womeu was a misogynist, in fact. Yet even
be bad valued women frieodn Pri-sriiia,
Phoebe, Lois, Eunice. St. Peter was a mar
ried man and lived with women round him,
and he had found out that the oruameut of
women was "a meek and quiet spirit" The
political platform of the Nineteenth century
does not, somehow, seem akin to tbe meek
and quiet spirit.
1 fancy that I have seen ill America among
tbe best women a better ideal of woman's
sphere than is often to be found in our own
country. 1 seem to have noticed there some
glimmerings of an idea that women should
regard it as a duty to bring eweetiieas and
light, intellectual as well as moral, into the
bves of tbeir male relations and friends,
and that with that object each 'woman
should aim at niukiug herself as com
plete a character as she could. If we
wuiimmi would ouly take tbe trouble to be
soiuothiiig, to have a character, to have in
terests, to have ideals, to have true religion,
who could say where our power would slop)
But no, we want our rights, wa waut to
make a noise, we want to be of consequence,
we are afraid that our opinions are not suf
ficiently valued, we clamor for au appre
ciable test of our influence.
Tbe gosl teaches us a different lesson.
It would be well IX we could content our
selves for a time with bringing the fruits of
our improved education, of our enlarged op
portunities, to I war upon tbe duties linjmaed
upuo us within our old sphere, and thw
others which are intimately connected with
it. MeauwhUe we might well study, w ith a
little more care than we have hitherto done,
what are the peculiar characteristics of tiie
female intellect Too much time has been
wanted in tbe desire to prove that it is the
same or equal to that of man. If we believe
that tbe fart that the world is peopled with
beings of differeut sexes is Dot due to chance,
but to the will of the Creator, we are bound
to believe that he has apjuiuted work of dif
ferent kin. Is for each sex. We cannot be
lieve that in the revelation be bas given us
he bas left us without guidance in the per
plexing task of how this work is to I appor
tioned. Loum Creightoo in Guardian.
Wossaa ia China.
In a missionary periodical published iu
Shanghai, Dr. Faber, a well known scholar,
published a paper on the status of women in
China. He refers especially to the theoreti
cal position assigned to women by the classics.
These lay down the following dogmas on the
subject: (1) Women are as differeut in nature
from man as earth Is from heaves. C-'l Dual
ism, not only in body form, but in the very
essence of nature. Is indicated and proclaimed
by Chinese moralists of all times and creeds.
The male belongs to Vang, the female to yin.
(Si Death and all other evils have tbeir origin
in yln, or female principle , life and prosperity
come from ita subjection to the yaug, or
mala principle, and it is, therefore, regarded
as a law of nature that women should be
kept under the control of men and not
allowed any will of tbeir own. (4) Women,
indeed, are human beings, but they are of
a lower atate than men, and never coo attain
to full equality with tbein. (5) The aim of
female education, therefore, is perfect sub
misuou, not cultivation and development of
mind, t'l) Women cannot have any happi
ness of their own; they have to live aud
work f auea. (7 Only aa tbe mother of a
son, aa the coutinoator of the direct line of a
family, can a woman escape from bar degra
dation and become to a certain degree her
husband 'a equal, but then only in household
affairs, especially the female department, and
in tbe ancestral halt (4; In the other world
woman 'a condition ia exactly the same, for
tbe same laws of existence apply. 8be ia not
tbe equal of her husband ; alia belongs to him,
and Is dependent for ber happiuess on tbe
sacrifices offered by her descendants. These
are the doctrines taught by Confucius, Muu
cius and the ancient sages, whose memory
bas been revered in China fur thousands of
years London Times.
How to Bathe the llsbj.
Uet everything in readiness before you be
gin, in order not to make him nervous by de
lay. Fill the tub two-thirds full, and be
aura that tbe water is exactly the right tem
perature. If it ia too hot or too cold, b will
brink from it ever afterwards. It should b
a little more than blood warm, and your
band, which is much leas susceptible than his
tender body, is no test. Plunge your elbow
lo; but a safe rule Is on, part boiling water
aud five of cold. A half teaspoonf ul of borax
will make bim clean and sweet, and in bot
weather a small handful of sea salt, wbicb
cornea In boxes ready prepared for the bath,
will strengthen him. A silk sponge, a piece
of scentless soap, towels and all bis little,
clean clothes must also be in readiness. Lay
a large piec of old blauket, witi' a piece of
rubber cloth under it, on your lap, disrobe
bis baby majexty, lay him on bis stomach and
sponge him all over quickly, being very care
ful not to let snap and w ater get iu bis eyes
Wet and soap the sponge, aud waeb care
fully in tbe creases of bis neck and anna and
under bis arms, lathering the stomach well to
get up a circulation. Now lower bim gently
into tbe tub, and amuse him by letting bim
splash tbe water with bis bands while you
sponge hira rapidly all over the body for four
or five minutes, alany young mothers are
clumsy aud awkward, and baby, who knowa
a great deal mors than you give him credit
for, feels that he is not treated properly and
resents it in tbe only way possible to bim by
a free us of hi lung. lift bim out on a
piec of dry blanket, cover with a soft Turk
ish towel, and dry thoroughly; then rub
cheat, back, arm pita and tba eutire body
well with an old piece of gauxe flannel. All
thl takes longer in the telling than in tbe
doing. Itain nee powder la tbe safest and
beat. By tbe time baby is arrayed in bis
dainty, clean garments, be will be tired and
ready for his next mead, after which a healthy
and properly brought up infant will take tbe
kmg nap that gives mamma time for tbe
thousand and one duties that she cannot ak
way perform in hla waking hour, or for bar
own much needed rest. Country Gentleman.
The Ben Korea.
Tba "burn nurse" ia a family institution,
whose fame is wide and whose virtues are
wail recocniseiL PSrhans he t.Uh - l-
barited from a long Una of ancestral nurses.
BeaungIjuaa WB9 from ume
immemorial h ive beenlhe comfort of the
family doctor. Perhaps sh, is unique in the
family history, but however this may be, she
1 quiet, she I self contained, she ha a low
voice, and ber gentle manners have also au
thority withal, for the born nurse does not
permit ber bw rt to run away with ber bead.
She nnderstan is bow to prepare a tempting
meal for an in ralid's appetite, for this talent
ed person Is a born cook aa well. Ber bot
drinks are always hot, not lukewarm, bar
beef tea salted, ber bit of chicken browned to
a turn, and ber bnttered toast thin, but
never burned. This ideal person never ask
ber patient wl at th, can think of that ahe
would like t eat, neither doe ahe leav,
dishes or delicacies of any sort in sight of the
patient when be invalids meal ia over.
She ia cheerf ul without being boisterous and
hopeful witho it obtrusiveneaa. She believes
in sunshln, ai d fresh air and the cleanliness
which is so neair akin to godliness. She obeys
the doctor's or Jers implicitly, and it does not
occur to ber ta question bis wisdom in the
hearing of bet patient, whatever ahe may do
in the silence t her own mind, any more than
it doea to au xtitute some nostrum for bis
prescription because it cured A tint Sally last
summer when she bad exactly the same symp
toms. But until th doctor comes she is the foun
tain head of a J aud relief. 8be know that
hot water is g id for sprains, aa well aa for
colic and a t wtbache. She remembers th.
best remedies Tor stings of insects, she knows
that a faintlu ; woman must be laid low, and
when there ar arms or legs or finger to be
bandaged ber deft hands make the turns and
manage the injured member with tbe least
possible mot io 1, and she can improvise a splint
from an old ciar box or an umbrella handle
with perfect sjecesa. Art Interchange.
Euglish friends often ask me how it is that
one gets in ttut humblest places in France ap
petizing and Taried fl and nice made
dishes. My answer is: "Tbe French always
cook in copp-r." All meat, from veal to
game, that is used in a made dish, is first
fried iu butte-, which can ouly be done pro
perly in a co iper vessel, because ita heat is
evenly diffuse I, and it does not grow rapidly
very bot or ci Id. Butter melted in an iron
vessel, even though it have a porcelain lin
ing, soon blackens. Potatoes fried in butter
in a copper saucepan take a beautiful gfl.len
tinge. In an iron one they get black. That
glory of the French cordon bleu, "canard aux
navetH," would stick to the bottom of aiiv
but a copper 4ewpan, and get burned if not
constantly stirred. Now, frequent stirring
involves a lost of aroma. bat I have said
of dnck appli to "Iweuf a la mode," or "pou
let a la Marengo," or shoulder of mutton
braise, or "gitielotte de lapin."
When new Co France, I set myself up w ith
a batterie de i-uUine bought in Belgium. It
was of iron, enameled w ith blue without, and
with white w thin. Having onedav invited
a dozen or so friends to dinner, I secured the
services of a 1 hf. I shall never forget how.
on being taken into tbe kitchen, he folded bis
arms and eyl the utensils with which he
was to operate. "You want, aerioujjy." he
said, "to lay I ef ore your guests a dinner w hich
they will eat with pleasuref" "Of course."
"Well, as it s impossible to work with that
batterie de ci iiue, and as It is too late to get
another. I bey leave to go awav. The vessels
you bav, are oiilv fit to scald vegetables."
In England there is an exaggerated fear of
verdigris, which, however sickening, is really
never fatal it ita effects. But as the preju
dice is strong it might be well for manufact
urer to guar ante absolute safety bv using
nickel instead of tin for lining. Nickel hardly
ever wears out, and Is easy to keep clean.
London Trut 1.
To Home rictures.
Look on t lis picture and then on that
"Father is coming!" and tbe litte round
faces grow 1 mg, merry voices are hushed,
toys are thr 1st into the cupboard, mamma
glances nervously at tbe door; baby is bribed
with a lump of sugar to keep th peace.
Father's busii ess face relaxes not a muscle.
the little gn up huddle like timid r.ueep in a
corner. Tea is dispatched in silence, as
though speak ng were prohibited. The chd
dreu creep 1 ke culprit to lied, marveling
that baby dare crow so loud now that
-father base ime !"
"Father is coming:" Bright ryes sparkle
with joy, tui v faces datuw with glee, eager
faces preas against the window pane, and a
bevy of ros liM claim kisses at tbe dour.
Picture l.k he lays on the table, aud toie.
balls, dolls and kitea are discussed. Little
Kuy lay her soft cheek against tbe paternal
whiskers witi the most careless alumdon;
Charley gets love pat for his medal ; mam
ma's face gn ws radiant; the eveuiug paper
Is read aloui !, aud tea and toast and time
vanish with Client r, for jubilee has arrived
and "father 1 as come." Exchange.
Points About Canaries.
"Cant you tell me of some antidote that I
can give my canary f" asked a lady, tbe other
day, of the ptopnetor of a Ninth street bird
tore. "I'm a raid it s growing blind, though
I cant imagi:H wbat Is tbe cause."
"How old is your bird!" was tbe man's
questioning r ply.
"I've bad t eighteen years ever since I
was a very lit tie girl," she added, blushing.
"Well, the a, th, cause ia easily found,"
me from tba smiling man. "Your canary's
blindness is tlue to old age. It's on its way
to the grave, and nothiug can now restore
"When biids live to a good old age 30
years or twenty-five, or sometime thirty
their sight of en fades and total eclipse settles
down upon tl em. It is just aa impiacdble to
restore a bir is vision at suoh a stage aa to
prevent an ol 1 mans locks from turning gray.
"There Is. 1 owever, a species of blindness
that is liable to victimize songsters of all
feathers and all ages. This is of compara
tively rare tccurrence, and it ia doubtless
sometime duo to a cold which the bird baa
caught while hanging in a draught. Then
cheap bird f o sis containing opium are very
injurious to a canary's health.
"I believe, moreover, that a brass or painted
cage Is not tba best thing in which to house
one' lemon c- dored troubadour. The bird'
continual pec ing at tbe wires must result in a
considerable amount of paint or lacquer find
ing ita way ta.to its maw, and thle surely can
not be wbolearaie. Besides, In tbe case of
brass cage,, after the lacquer la nibbled awav.
verdigris acc imulatea on tbe wires, and this
poison must hare a baleful effect on the
yello peckfra within, acting aa a prolific
source of alj btlesBnesa." Philadelphia llec
ord. Rose Thorpe's One Poem.
Rose Hart - U-.k Thort, tbe author of "Cur
few Must no: Ring To-night," ia now living
in tbe south for tbe benefit of her busWnd's
health, but ai. ber own health suffers there,
they think i f milking Southern California
tbeir future home, bbe is now a woman of
Sit, and she w-ote tbe well known verses when
ahe was undi r 17. All sh, got for them was
a letter of thiuiks from th editor of a Detroit
newspaper, to whom she sent tbe line. She
Is a native of Indiana, and passed ber child
hood in grei.t poverty. She saya: "Of all
dull, prosaio live mine wa tbe dullest and
mot prosaic" When he wrote "Curfew"
habad uo, mention and no knowledge of
books, thougli ahe afterwards applied herself
to them and became a school teacher. But
van during ber early married life it was
more Imporu nt to her reputation among her
neighbor thi t the should "keep bouse" in ap
proved fasbi iu than that ahe abould write
well, and ahe remarks: "Until th, year ISaU
I wa laund-y maid, cook, seamstress and
nurse for my children." This experience re
calls the sto-y of Mrs. George Ripley, to
whom auspei.ded Harvard studenta used to
go to be coac led. bkime one ia said to bav,
once found bar listening at tbe same Ume to
on, boy who waa reciting Greek and another
who was dem mstrating a proposition in an
alytic, while she shelled peas and rocked th,
baby' cradle with her foot Buffalo Courier.
Beautiful Stand Cover.
Tb, fiat to 1 of the stand is covered with
euiljossiid leather, with an edge or lambrequin
falling from each aide. The fall, wbicb hi
eleven inches deep, is made of Pompeian red
ilk, with cbuuoia skin decoration. A pat
tern of Tin, leave, ia drawn upon a wide
strip of chaiiois, which is basted securely
upon tbe silk. The design is worked in heavy
buttonhole stitch with silk the color of the
skin, and tbe ipacea between cut away, leav
ing tb, red ail It a the ground for the pattern.
Th, leave ai veined with gold paint. In
doing this vol ling tbe best success is achieved
by using dry ,;old, mixed a it ia used, with
thick gum wi.ter. A line of Japanese gold
surau si cone neu upon tbe edge of tbe lua
sow am cnimouiias iswn m
oonnactiag at ens are also worked upon
U . 1 .... . '
um nwHi w iu toe goto, inreao.
The decora) ion should make a cross atrip,
from fir, to x inches broad, below, it abould
be at least ot a inch of ailk bammed up, and
a a finish am ill gold and red tassels ar sewed
on ovsr a frit re mad, by cutting a atrip of
chamois thrai inchaa Amn Into A.
A llasi I Inlk SH 0-ivsa vsrv little 1.1
beautV of thit dam-atLrm TTrm A.
0 wfwa. DUB m V,
a nla.no searf w a 1 1 1 ! ,tHn.rt a
net curtain ft would be very rich and effec
tive. Louisv Jk Courhsr-Joarnal.
A Lady Decorator.
At least on, bright young woman in this
city has found congenial employment a a
profesBional decorator of th, borne. It ia a
new, but none the lea practicable avenue to
feminine sustenance, yet calls for special fit
ness. Tb, tendency of tbe times, in th, mat
ter of horn, decorations and furnish man t, ia
in th, direction of prodigality, rather than
taste. Liberality of outlay, not refinement
of feeling, ia manifested in the homes of those
that bav, newly acquired tb, mean for
rendering their homes aa attract! va aa tboaa
of tbeir well to do neighbor. To such homes
th, fair professional decorator bring a taste
and artistic feeling that will invest all she
arranges with a quality not purchasable, and
a fitness and harmony not to be secured by
gold, silver or bank checks. An able archi
tect is secured to plan the new house, but the
interior adornment of that hous ia left to
the of ten crude taste, of ita occupant. To
remedy this defect comes th, young woman
of artistic ideas, baaed upon natural instinct
in that direction, and cultivated by ex
perience ami olwprvation. Pittsburg Bulle
tin. Women Aa Notaries.
Having occasion a few day ago to require
tb, service of a notary public, I dropped into
tbe office of an Olive street patent lawyer,
and stating my business, I waa surprised to
learn that the young lady who was industri
ously playing a type writer waa the notary
public whose shingle bung without tbe door.
She bad leen duly commissioned by Governor
Francis, and claimed, juatly, I presume, to
be tbe first lady notary in tbe state. I do not
know that there is any legal obstacle In the
way of a lady hcldiug a commission, and I
presume that Gx f eruor Francis consulted tlie
law before issuing it. It certainly opens up
another avenue to ladies to become self -supporting,
and lady notaries are likely to be
come quite the fashion. Congressman O'Neil
in St. Louis Ulolsj-Deuiorrau
Woman ami Work.
Mr. William Y. Stead, editor of The Pall
Mall Gazette, was asked if womon would
probably do important work on the news
paper of the future. He answered: "Women
in the future will take a more important
part in everything. In the lower callings of
life, where there is tbe carrying of heavy
weights and that sort of thing to be done,
we see very little difference between the
sexes in Europe, It is only in the higher
callings, where there ia bettor pay, that th,
difference comes in and women are barred
Woman's First Duty.
Mrs. Annie Jenneat-MLUer bas the correct
idea. The only way to bring about dress re
form is to devise garments that are more
graceful and more beautiful than those now
in vogue. The average woman considers it
her tirst duty to look handsome, and any
thing that assists or detracts from that end
gets treated accordingly. No sensible woman
ia going to make herself look like a frump
simply for hygienic purposes. Boston Herald.
A woman in Wadley, Ga., bos liecom, a
grandmother at the age of 30. She married
when only 14 and her daughter did likew ise.
If a woman bates you you may be sure she
hns loved you, loves you now, or will love
you. F.iegwide Blaetter.
lie Knew It .til.
Tue builil-rs tell a rather iiitcrusliug story
of a Buffalo capitalit who was pretty sum
marily taken down for trying to set himself
upas the end of all things 111 whatever he
uuilertisik. No matter what was 011 foot, if
he went into it he must have all the say aud
uolssly else was allowed even a side, remark.
Not long ago be built a line brick house. In
this undertaking, as in all others, be was Imet,
and ail bauds, dictating to builders, archi
tects, and all without tlie slightest hesitation.
At last they grew very tired of the 1 4-0 w beat
ing tliey bud to stand and let bim have h J
way whether it was right or wrong. The
bouse was finished and sbr;lv afterward the
owner set about building furnace fires to test
bis beating apiuratus, when behold, there
wasn't a chimney in tbe housul Exchange.
Ha W as I'oor But Honest.
Tits other forenoon a young man with a
forlorn looking countenance, and a suit of
clothes w hich seemed to have run all together
and consolidated to save expense, mounted a
salt barrel 011 tiie sidewalk on Uichigan ave
nue, and started off with:
'My dear friends, pause for a moment and
bear my narrative. 1 am a poor but bonest
young man. ly motto ia 'Exacvbuor.' My
parents ate dead and I am a Ion, orphan."
He added ci uisiderabie to the above, and In
a few minutes I e bad a crowd of fifty people
around him. Then he announced:
"My dear friends, I do not ask for charity.
All I want is a fair show to make my way io
life. 1 shall now ask yon to chip in a nickel
apiece, and 1 will endeavor to do something
never yet done on the face of tbe globe. I
will try to turn a quadruple somersault in tb,
Tbe crowd seeme.1 to like tbe idea, and tbe
small change rattled in until tbe gross amount
was about three dollars. Then the young
man got down off tb, barrel, spit on his
bands, picked out his ground, and turned a
pretty fair somersault. He turned another
and another and then remounted th, barrel
"Kiud friemls, I have tried to, but I cant
do it. Assuring you of my heartfelt thanks
for your kindness, 1 remain yours truly."
And not a man uttered a word of complaint,
Detroit Free Press,
On a Crave Subject.
Wife Will you see that my grave is kept
green, my darling I
Husliand No, my dear, but I will plant
violets ujn it.
"For w hat reason f"
"Because I do not wish any grave robber
to dig up your body."
"How will the planting of violets upon my
grave prevent them from digging me upf"
"Why, your grave will be kept inviolate,
of course." Texas Sifting.
To meet a funeral pi 01 ossioil la a sign of
To lose a pocketbook containing bill of
large denominations ia considered very un
lucky. When a cat prepares to wash Ita face. It i
a sign that some one in the house will shortly
receive a licking.
If you are in a bouse and bear a baby cry.
It is a sign of marriage. Texas Sifting.
Why stlie Couldn't Tse It.
They were in a private box, and she was
both pretty and prettily dressed. But tli,
was in a bad temper because ahe could not
See the stage.
"Why." said be, trying to mollify her, "did
you not bring your opera glass?"
"I did, but I can't use it."
"Is it broken!"
"No, but I forgot to put on my bracelets."
St. James Gazette.
Some one had given a beggar two cents.
ilelisarius weighs them in bis hand and
tlien turns upon bis benefactor, and, in tones
of ill concealed contempt, asks:
"Well, guvner, and what may yer t
Vpectin' that I s agoin' fer ter do wid two
"I'd advise you to glv, them to the first
poor person you meet who really needs them."
A Bad Bargain.
Chicago 5-y--old boy (only child) Mam
ma, I wish you'd get me a Itttle sister. I'm
Same Boy (at a subsequent period, sitting
upright iu hi bed, at 11 Sd p. m., and shaking
bis fist at bis aweet little sister in next room)
If I'd known wbat a bowler you wa goiu'
to be, you can just betcber life I never would
have ordered you. Chicago Tribune.
tv About Town.
It 1 the current report about town
that Kemp'i Balaam for tbe throat and
luDg 1 making some remarkable r.urea
With DeODle who are troubled with
cougba, aore throat, asthma, broncbltl
and COmumotion. An rlrorol.t 7l11
r- j PP '-- "
give you a trial bottle free of coot. It li
guarantees w relieve and cure. The
large bottle are 50c and tl .
Never make love In a enmfloM Pa.
member that torn haa sm aiwt l n.
shocked. You abould make an oat of
Bar Coal Bark.
Orate and esse, 7.60; itoTe. No. 4 hod
nut. C7.75 per toa. screened and deliv
ered; 25 oenta per ton discount allowed
if paid within tea day. Cannel coal
tor grate. $3 per ton. Now to the time
to buy. Blacksmiths' coal, coke and
charcoal on hand. . G. FtuxtM.
"You needn't trv to nlsv it on me." aa
the fire up the steeple said to the hoae
A. D. nuesing, real estate and inaut
ance agent. Office No. 1603 Second art
nue. Rock Island.
The Crown dining ball, No. 1703 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish you
the best meal in tbe city for 25 cents.
Buy Mercer county coal of E. B. Mc
Kown at bis new coal yard corner of
Fifteenth street and First avenue.
The Royal Insurance company, of Eng
land, baa tbe largest surplus of any fire
insurance company in the world. A. D.
Huesing, agent, office No. 1608 Second
avenue, Kock Island.
150,000 to loan on real estate security,
in sums of 2H) and upward, at lowest
current rate of intertet. without com
mission. E. W. Hurst. Attorney at
law. Rock Island.
Modern Hooks For Bl
On monthly installment by Gujor &
Bank A Bubeock, Dentin.
No, 1724 Second avenue. rpccin! atten
tion paid to saving the cututal ta.-e.th and
Inserting teeth without pistes.
Fourteen dry lots on four years time,
with six percent per annum, to any one
wishing to build Ibis rummer.
Surety on Bond.
Those who are required to give bonds
in positions of trust, and wbo desire to
avoid asking friends to become tbrir
sureties, or who may wish to relieve
friends from further obligations as bonds
man, should apply to the agent of the
American Surety Co., of New York.
General Insurance Agent.
Rock Island, HI.
Why grown men and women with ma
tured reflective powtrs should neglect
their small ailments is really a puzzle.
Hos?s of otherw ise pens ble peoplo thus
bewilder corj-clure. It is one of the
things wbicb, as the late lamented Lord
Dundreary exclaimed, "no fellah can find
out." Diseasps grow faster than weeds,
and, moreover, beget one another. In
cipient indigestion, a touch ot bilious
ness, slight irregularity in the babit of
body wbat complix and rioua bodily
disturbance, not local, but ceneral, do
these not beget, if disregarded? Biflli
and drive off tbe foe at the first on9et with
Hosteller's Stomach RiUers, sovereign
among preventives. A constitution, in
vigoraled, a circulation enriched, a brain
and stomach tranquil zed by this national
medicine, becomes well nich invulnerss
ble. Tbe Bitters counteract malaria,
rheumatism and kidney complaint.
When a married woman goes to look
after her rights her husband is usually
left at borne with bis wrongs.
What is a cold in the headT Medical
authorities sy it is due to uneven cloth
ing on tbe bi dy, rapid cooling when in
perspiration, etc. The important point
is, that a cold in tbe bead is an irflimma
tion of the lining membrane of the nose,
which, when unchecked, is certain to
produce a cartarrhal condition for cas
tarrh is essentially a 'cold' which nature
is no longer able to 'resolve' or throw off
Ely's Cream Balm has proved its super
iority, and sufferers should resort to it
before that common ailment becomes
seated and ends in obstinate catarrh.
Thirteen cords of wood were sawed
from a single tree in Colerain town9bip.
Lancaster county. Pennsylvania.
Love rules the court, tbe camp, tbe grove.
But this we find where'er we rove,
That Sozodont alone supplies
Tbe dazziiuK teeth and ruby dyes.
That lend a maiden half tbe charms
Thai win ber to ber lover's aims.
There are two kinds of headache nat
ural and acquired.
Oh, if I only bad her complexion
Why, it is easily obtained. I'se Pi z
zoni's Complexion Powder.
This powdff never varies. A marvel of pnritv.
pirengia sna wnoiesomness. more economics
than the ordinary kind, and cannot he sold in
Competition w1 h the tnnltit ode of low lest. hnrr
weight alntn or pr t boepbate powders. &ld tnlf
mcunv. huial oaaiste rumiLa vo., lin wall
tit., M. V.
Tr-tlR SALE VALIAHLK PATENT IS
.1. provemeut on Klevs'om. Now iu operation at
8tr rtulahlno- Works, 8SSS rtatnlllon ML, Philada.
Pa; proaarves life and limh; for full iKinicillsre
apply lo hoot J. WALKEK. inventor
SALESMAN WANTED AT ONCE, UK'AL Ok
traveling; big pay. stesdr work; stork war
ranted; quick felling" apecialtiea : outfit free: ri-
pericure unnecessary. jaxi& K. WI11TKY.
nov 21 gin Nurtervnian, Kochetcr, N. V.
QJALE8MKN WANTED IO KU.IC1T FOR
Cour well-known Nursery; good ag.a paid
every week ; permanent employment euar4nteed.
Write st once, before territory taken, stating ge.
IS CUASB BKOS' CO.. Clui-ago. 111.
WANTKD AN CIL SALESMAN, ON COM
mission, forlhe Lubricating ml trade: ad
dress to Tbe DieterichaOil Co., bli West Wash
ington St., Chicago. IIL
W1STI1W KEL1ABLE LOCAL AND TKAV
ellng salesmen ; posttiona tenuauent; ajsre
lsl inducements now: fast selling epecislUes.
Don't delay; aslsry front the start.
BROWN BKOS., Nurserymen, Chicago, 111.
Tbe only place to buy ELLIS' CEL
EBRATED MERCER COUNTY COAL
ia opposite Bt. Joseph's church. Second
avenue. Don't be deceived, as this cele
brated coal cannot be bought of any
other merchant in the city. Also Lehigh
and Scran ton bard coal, brick tile, etc.
Telephone No. 1036. T. H. Ellis.
B'gG hHKirr-i unlve.
sal saiisfai tion la Its
cure of Ooniirrho'S and
Uleet. 1 prescrllie Hand
feel safe lu recoiuinetii;.
Inc it to all sufferers.
A.J. STOMIt. w.lt..
f .old br Hraawtai.
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fMnenii cured m tlirvw outtii J.etl ptmiliM:4r Mimtt
FOR HEN ONLY!
A PeilTlYF Far LOST or FATLIWO A WHOOP:
; Oeaarotaaa NERVOUS CEJJItrTT;
fJTTTT T Weakness ef Boayaa ui: Effect
v w- a ef Errors erExoeasaaia Old or Younr.
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8TATK OF ILLINOIS,
Koca IsLisDCoi'MTr, f
In th Olrrnlt Court of said county to tbe January
Catherine sloore, Samoel W. Lincoln, M. V.
Klchsrds, Hans Lage, at. w. wooaTora, L.. J.
BenkTtston. Bnrton Malcolm, James P. Mont
gomery. Martha Thomas Rneille Corjn,
Desire Corya and Mary J. Macbeth.
W. B. But field, Renben Wells, The Cnkoowo
iieirs-at-law of Joel wells, deceased, Dennis
Warren, William A. Nonrse, Laura A. Nearse,
Jane M. Westherhesd, Ellzs Bancnck, Eunice
L. Mill. Lonlss J. Bryant and ntoneite Henry
AffiJavit of the non-resldenee of the said W. B.
Burtlfld, Reuben Wells and Lnia J. Bryant, and
that the heirs at law of Joel Wells, deceased, are
unknown snd made parties sa the unknown heirs
st law of Joel Wells, deceased, hsvim been filed
in the clerk's office of the circuit court of Hock
Island county, state of Illinois, notice ta therefore
hereby given to the ssid nrm-rrsident defendants,
thst the complainants tiled tbeir bill of romp slnt
In aaid ronrt a tbe chancery s;de thereof on the
Z7lh day of November, 1SH9, and thst thereupon
aiimmona issued out of sa'd court, wherein aaid
suit is now pendinir, returnable ou the Irat Mon
day In the month of January next, aa is by law
Now, unless von. the ssid nonresident defen
dants above named, snd the nnknown h Irsst taw
of Joel Wells, deceased, shall personally he and
sppesr before said circuit conrt on the first dsv
of (he nest May term thereof, to be holden si Kock
Island in snd for said court v. on the first Mon
day In May next, and plead, ai awer or de
mur to the said complainant's bill of complaint
and the same snd the matter snd things there
in charged snd stated will be taken as con
fessed, and a decree entered against yon accord
ing io me prayer oi sai a Din.
Rock Island, 111.. TV-rember. IS. IS?.
tiLO. W. MAM BLR,
Clerk of Cirrnlt Court.
W. R.Moorf ittDtlrtEB tSvinir, Solicitors
ALE OF REAL KSTATE.
By vlrtne of an order and d cree of the County
conrt of Koek Island connty, Illinois, made on this
petition of the undersigned. Anna Doonan, ad
ministratrix of the estate of Frank Doonan, de
ceased, for leve to sell the real estate of ssid de
cease ;. at the November term. A. D. lusti, of ssid
court, to-wit On the 14th day of November, tsxtt,
I shall on tse 14th day of liecembernext, at three
o'clock in the afternoon of ssid dsv, sell at ptixitc
sale, lor rash in hand, at the north door of the
court house In the ciry of Hcs k Island In said
county, all the ncht. title and interest of Krana
Doonan, deceased, and the bomeitead and dower
interest of aaid Anna Doonan in the following de
srrihed real estare. situated in the county of hock
Island and stale of Illinois, to-wit :
Lot four, (4), in block Ave, (3), Brsckett's stdt
ti n to the city of H'rklslsnd, Said real estate
being more particularly described aa follows, to
Commencing at the southeast corner of ssid
block Ave, .N), running thence west along the
south line of said block five (M sixty (AO) feet:
thence oerth snd parallel with the east line of
said blick five. (51. one hundred aud twenty-four
tl.'4i feet; them-e east and parallel with the south
line of said block, sixty iwi) fett; thence south
along the east line of said block five, t5, one
hundred snd twenty-four (1241 lect to the plsce
Dilc-d Ihia 15th day of November. A. P. Is.x9
Administratrix of the Estate of Krank Doonan,
K. W. HrnsT. Att'v or Adminislratrlx.
gALE OK REAL ESTATE.
Bv virtue of an order and decree of the coantv
C4iurt of Kock Island connty, Illinois, made on the
I'etition of the nii iersicned Margaret B Keller-stra-s.
administratrix of the estate of Frederick
W. Kellerstrsos, deceased, for leave to sell the
real estate of said deceased st the November
Term. A. P.. lsRi,of said court, to-wit: on the
14th day of November. Ijl9.
I shall on the Fonrteenih day of December next.
St tWCt O'rlOTlr in th. Briarann. nl mmiA - - -. .
public sale, for cash in hand, at the north door of
the court nonse In the city of Rock Island in said
county, all the riant, title and interest of ssid
Frederick W. Keilerstraes, deceased, and the
dower interest ol said Mantaret B Ke Krstraas.
in the following described real estate anuated ia
the nuntv of liock Island and stale of Illinois,
The nndivided two thirds tj of sab-lot five
(Si, in block two iii in Snencer Cae's addition
to the city of Kock Island said sub-lot five (&) be
inc sometimes de-cibcd ss iheessi forty io) feet
ot lot taro()tn said block two 2i.
AIo the undivided one-ha'f (ij) of the west
uaiittinT io: tune (til in said DiorK two (2), in
Spencer JC Car's addition f said citv.
ia:td this 1Mb day of November. A. D., ISX9.
MaRMABFtB. hBI LSRSTBasa,
Administratrix of the Estate of Frederick W.
E. W. ilissT, Attorney for Administratrix.
COMFORTABLE and ELEGANT;
Tat Sals by Loading; Dealers,
ITfd Scely Ij FX EASES, Trcy,17.Y
J. . BLAUl.SLET,
ATTOrtNKY AT LAW Office with J. T.
worthy, Second Avenue.
ITTORHIT ATHT. Office In Rock
Ahabonal Bank Building. Rock lalaad, DX
a. b. awaxarr. a. a. wnwan.
SWEESET A rTALXEH,
ATTORNEYS AD COTJNSKLLOrtS AT LAsT
Omee ia bcugaton's Cloak, Rock Island, IU.
ATTORNEYS AT I. W Loans araney ea mm
security, mnkescollecttois. Reference. Mikoa
U A Lynda, bankers, office la PostoOic blank.
THE 1IAILT ARv.CS.
FOR SALE KVKUY KVEMNO at Crawptaow
Stws Sisnii. l ive eeuu per copy.
i. s. s- m i:ea,
ARcnrntcT anhsuvkrintendknt. km
office t'inrln n:ti. nhio; Brssck office ovef
first NalKiol Bar.k, Kock irisnd. fit ly
ST. LI' k ITS (UTTAUE HOSPITAL,
ON THIRD AVENLE, between Tenth ao4
Eleveulb stT-ie'.a. feb 14-tf
h'M, 0. KULP. D, D. S.
OFF1CJ5 RBNfOVatD TO
Rooms . iff. OT aud W,
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT. IA.
2it5 FOURTH AVE.
Opposite the Catholic church, has a
full line of
Christmas Candles, Toys,
of every description, cheap.
- Christmas Trees, Decora
HAS PURCHASED THE
and bas remoYeJ to
Third Are., and Tenth St.
tyile solicits the trade long enjoyed
by liia predecessor and as many new
customers as wish to favor bim with
Brown k Hatter,
Becoal and Main Street, Davenport Iowa,
Fur Muffs and Boas
A.T BOTTOM PBICKS.
THIS PflFEQ WSSSS
KawsMawa Anviaaviin, Btraaao l Sproo
Oar establishment is getting too small for our rapidly
growing business and we have decided to
gi?e 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, this is not a sham-sale but a bona
tide sale, as we will not carry anj' more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, I A.
J. B, ZIMMERi
Star Block, . - - opp. Harper House,
IS RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES ARB LOW.
aV Jm '.i-V- . 1
P -.V sis:' -J
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LEECH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
fsfPainting, Graining and Paper Hanging.
0IMICK BLOCK. Twentieth Street
near Third Avenue.
F. C. Hoppe,
No. 1SOS Second Ave.,
Rock Island, 111.
AU kinds of Carpenter work doDe. General Jobbintj done on short
notice and saiUf action guaranteed.
Office and shop 1412 Fourth are., ROCK IS LAN D, ILL.
Tl VOLI SALOON,"
Second Avenue, opposite Harper House. The choicest imported
WINES A.1STD LIQUORS.
Imported and Key West Clgara, a specialty.
J. M. CHRISTY,
Steam Gracker Bakery,
aivtaotvebb tr akuj aid litctm.
Ask your Groom for tsvtos. TkeT ara beat.
aTtMlaItl: TtaCtrlstj wTeTBl" Ssst tt OktUty Aftft."
RwCC IBLANTt. ILL.
H. D. FOLSOM,
NOW IS TOUR TIME.
Just received another Invoice of FALL GOODS at the New Tailoring estab
lishment, and will tell 25 per cent cheaper than any merchant tailor in
the cltj . Call and examine the stock before purchasing
A. M. WALSH.
420 Brady Street, Davenport, I.
O N L.Y S2.00 A DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
- - - v. u, ms wTwues ox we esweoa. v
HAKELLER, Proprietor and Artist. g
No. 1722, Second ave.t Qayford's old studio, over McCabe'a.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor etrid Builder,
lea and Shop Corner Seventeenth Bt. . . r I T 1 J
ad Seventh A-enue. : ivOCK. Island.
DAVIS & CO,
A cotni lct stock of
Fipe, Brass Goods, Packing,
1 ose, Fire Brick. Etc
fms A rtents for
DEANE STEAM PUMPS,
Am) SUiHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
We ftisrsr.tee every ene perfect, sd" will send Cops,
1 Wct.tr tlsj's" trial, to responsible parties.
Safety Heating Boilers, and Contrf
tors fcr furnitfhing und laying
Watiir, Gas and Sewer Pipe.
1712 First Av.,
Rook Io!and, Illinois.
Tt letieone 114. Resldenoe Tcle(boc 100.
Rock Island, 111.
No. 1707 Second avenue, Rock Island.