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THE KQCK ISLAND AKGUB. MONDAY. UECEMBEK 1G. 1889.
liver inniiiiraloil in Hork Island.
Since bnying our immense Line of Holiday Goons the
owners of Postofllce Block Lave decided to build and there
being bo vacant stores snitable to our business, we are com
pelled to close out our entire stock at a great reduction.
Hoc-King Horses, Stirrups & Saddle, .V.)c
Shoe Vly Itoekers - Zc
Two Wlicclril Carts
Colored Willow Doll Carriages, - 20c
Hoys Tool Chests from tic up to $2.00
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Inch IMI .
-4lberi kit prioen. No. In,-, SN'.
3-V: uil up.
Ws have the tlnt-st line of Ili-ijiir P.ill
fur shown and to itart Hit-in mil
rusks spent! prlcr:
'.'ini 15 Inch i'.nij.ie do
lit inch Dis.juo. kill !.! . . ti7c
m IS melt. j..iott'J
Colored dolls. IJaby it. ills. I.trt'e dolls,
Small dulls, Talkintf doll. Kitkinff;
From 13: ami ii
This Black Board 45c
Kitchvo Seta mace entirely of Tin.
lw Boxea at
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. .. Hc
Weacott Uloi k Uutu 10 tenta up to
Crandall Box UOc and 40c.
Ouoa from 8
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Spice Cabinets 80c.
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Frntn .Wc op to $:i mi.
Heavy Tumblers 5C
(Jol.lrta, Fruit tliRhtn. Sauce disbrs lv a
(ti fo, otlirra too iiuiihtoih to men
Cup aoil Saun-ra from li)c up to 150
arh; Fruit I'latpa Sc. S:to nrt
lr; Muab and Milk nets, &(;. 7.c and
Holla" Hieh Omir 2jc-
Hkin llorwi all prices.
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Pobtoi-hctc Block, Bock Islaitd.
THE HONOR AMONG 'EM.
A capitalist and a tramp once met.
All akma In a Innrtlv rlac;
Ami rarh atoprod anon, with foK firm art.
Ami a nrw wblt lltrhtinc rack wblta faccx
"HUma aaklar crtrd itae Unct ooa "Stopl
lamartnfd' And the tramp mplld,
"So am L and Pre (nt tbe drop
And Itila la a wppptac aa ain't rriia tygd;
Tlirow up rrr haada."' (The bands atralcM
lp In the air.) "Now, blaat jroo, valtl
S-r (lonlaa; ahln' till I tt throucb -
You kin nod and ahaka wbm I Ml yaa UK
Fin' and lorrtmrn' " the tramp went no.
"Vmidoot know mefera tbiefr Now. aqiiara?-
Bhnke'" and tbe bead wa aideward drawa
TrembliDKly. "And you know you airf
Kod'" And the head Ml. ahannxllr.
"Well, that's )rt whr I waa fpard o' jroo.
Ami why Ton ortnt a been o' ne
faiiw 1' gt hiaKir-'iean pliua tbrouKh)
I' pot hkir ami that's enoutrh
Wealth fer mefand 7011' trut wowe
G'W1 Well, keep It, and daiiic yer puree!
Velkml, like an emt. with yeller stuff!
Now, j-ihi (Tit And the ra-h man nVd.
Miitrirlna: hl itrtd mm be wilder spel;
While Uie poor tramp said to hiniseir, "1 'low
When I aria 'round to the pawnshop nuw
This uVm old pop o' mine w.mt brinK
More 'n enough fer to load the thin:"
-Raines Whllcomb RileT
Till- imox ricxio.
At 4 oVkn k lii tbe morning auy but tbe
Oemutn ili-at-putletl aMtVineitt K'low tbePetin
ylvania t-ity would have tieen asleep, but
when Sum S.l.ran,ler, his daughter, and
Henry Ycrhawk drove np tbe mad the busi
titiw of the day hal biv;iin all along. They
tiK-t two iH'it;litori witlt their market wagons
on tlieir way to the city, and oiiewith a load
of bone phosphate already returning from
the near factory. Women were opening their
front doors or draw ing water in quiet com
mencement of their long day's work.
It was August. A little later and an ex
eeiive heat would dawn. Even now, before
the suit hnd risen, it was damp rather than
cool along the dew wet road. Schraader had
his hat off, and iped tlie perspiration from
his brothl fnce. Schraader's was a peddler's
wagon, w ith an umbrella over the seat, which
was not meant to accommodate three. Schraa
dor's large bulk was deposited in the laps of
his daughter and Henry Verlmwk, with dis
comfort to all. But Henry was one of the
family. He had been a nLlr all his life,
and tf was to marry Mary r lirn.lcr when
ever their traiupiil, nnhurrying minds slxmld
nree upon it; he was past JO and she '.ti, and
it hnd hern for several weeks arranged that
they should on the day of the I'uion Sunday
school puttie at Hunt's grove, twelve miles
away, give Henry a lift, for Henry was g. .ing.
Sfhritndi-r had today a new stock of tiu
wnre atitl siimil merchandise he sold, and he
nnd Mary, who helped her father ou his
Im-iier tri. Iiad made an early start. But
Henry hnd Ih-oii ready and waiting. He waa
aa plense.1 to go to the picnic as he would
have ln-eii twenty years back. He sat with
a primiM-w that rlutracterizeU him, a slim
form in suit of white linen and a brd
brimmed white hat with green lining. His
face, clean shriven and guilcle, shme with
his happiue iu his coming treat, lie would
attain his wwh by walking seven miles and
twelve miles Iwck that night; but iu his
bright aiiticition the cost was smalL The
simplicity of his soul looked out from his
honest bl ne eyes.
Nobody spoke as they drove on. They had
lived their live together till their informa
tion was all but identical, and their ideas.
Tin, added to their rustic slowueesof tongue,
made it likely tl.ut when Henry came to aee
Mary Sunday evenings they would main
tain unbroken silence trom beginning to end
of the interview, nor feel anything but se
rene content ; and they jged on now uneni
barraed, tu the calmnes of that thorough
mutual knowledge w hu h is the surest prom
ise of married happiness, the tinware keeping
up a drowsy rattiiug. When they reached
the turn which seirated them, Henry got
' It's going to lie hotter 'u twas yisterday.
You better take it slow," Sciiraadnr said, and
Wary turnnl her serious face, broad, like her
father's, and plain, and looked after Lira as
he trnni,l on alone.
11m took off his hat iu the shade of the
wuods, on ltb sides thick and dark aud vi
brant with wild sounds, and walked briskly,
lie was aliii'iet aglow with bis boyish eager
ness. He hud so early start that be thought
be should gK there in time to miss none of it.
The rustling grove was thickly bordered
with the vehicles which had brought the pic
nickers hither. Of the bitter there were iu
the neighlxrhood of a thousand. Nominally
it was tbe yearly union picnic of the Sunday
wbot.ii of half a 3'n ueightHiring villages,
but the Hun. lay schools brought with thaiu
the settlements almost entire.
Henry sat on a fallen tree in the thick of
tlie m-eii-. He had been almost tbe first ar
rival. Now it was 11. and the picnic was
well under way. Thus far be had enjoyed
every tinmi-ut. fie bad traveled round the
grove, watching the constant arrivals; now
and then he had unharnessed and hitched
the horses of women who had come without
men, and had taken one to the watering
trough. He had looked on at the erection of
tbe various venders' stands, and hail watched,
tbe assembling of tbe ministers of the con
(Tegauons on the platform, lief ore which ran
a few square roils of board benches. Now
there bad bn full activity for an hour. A
nwrry-wi round was in oration, the re
freshment stands were gaining patronage,
and up and down, in and out, round and
round, wandered the tu.Tusand picnickers.
To Henry it was a marvelous scene. He aat
with his hands on his knees and his lips apart,
unconecious of all but bis simple, half bewil
Two girls had been for some time strolling
back and forth before him with arms Inter
twined. Henry bad seen them arrive, with a
dozen other girls and youths, in the bottom
of on evergreen trimmed lumber wagon. A
couple of the lutter ranged after them at a
distance, exchanging ocnasumal insinuating
sallies, but for the present held at bay with
port, conscious lndependuu-e, tbe forerunner
of the full ami giggling em-render intended.
They had looked ut Henry as they passed
and re(Mted him, breakiug with the titter
tua which tnwrke! ttM.tr ywata into whle
"What's be gawpiug atP
"Ooodness knows! '
''Looks as though be wore stuck there, dont
"I guess he is. Dave said he'd lsien setting
there since 4 o'clock this rooming. "
They tittered in unison. Dave was one of
the pursuing youths.
"I'd like to know if he ciin stir. I guess
IU see," said the other. She nudged her
companiou, towed her heud daringly, aud as
they came opjsisite him dropxl her handker
chief. He I'K-ked at her, pleasautly smiling. He
bail thought they might be speaking of him,
and wondered w bat they were saying. Now
they were standing loitering, their eyes upon
him, and as his own traveled from them to
the handkerchief and back again, he got up
and picked it up. But neither took it.
"It's Lil's," said iu ownar.
"Ton know lietter; you dropped it your
self." Lil retorted with a stifled shriek.
"Did I f she demanded. She threw np her
chin, with bright eyes ujkiu him.
"I didn't site," he answered, still smiling.
He stissl straight, with his feet close to
getlier, as was his wont, aud looked at her.
She was a tall girl of liftecn, red-cheeked and
plump. She wore a white drew, with trim
mings of embroidery, aud a blue sash aud
hair ribbon, f mm which her hair fell in those
round curls which tells of rags over uight.
A black rubU-r chaiu and bracelets did duty
"Oh, well, I'll take it," she said, aud stood
swaying herself and twisting it around her
finger. From the two boys pamiiig tbeui
come loud coughs and a whistle.
"Well, I should think you bad better be
introduced," suid Lil, snickering. "Let me
introduce you to Miss Scott."
Miss Scott bobbed her bead. "I dout
kuow who he is. though," she said. At lost
she was impressed aud sobered by his unsus
picious sincerity, and she took a lckward
He stepped after her involuntarily. His
smile bad spread till bis ortleM face waa
alight with it. lie had been there alone so
loug that now, though be bad known no lack
bet ore, lie was made happy by this arquaint
eivte. The girl's blooming young face, too.
stirred and dazzled him. He could not bear
that she should go.
eruawk." be said: "oiv name ia Vr-
He saw that several routdea etiff. awk
ward, gawky were walk in ir about arm in
arm. The idea that came to him startled
nira and sent tbe blood to his far. 1U tk
off his hat and put Its stiff brim up to bis Usi
o m tremor, ue am not know what to say,
and so be said nothing, but be bekl out a
timid arm to Miss Scott, bis heart pounding.
8he stared at him, stared at b.sr friend,
stopped herself tea giggle, and, with a darted
uok, which included the two vouns b.,M.u.
deboys looking 00, walked away with bun.
There was nothing but Jocrtdulogs admira
tion In flie face of ber companion gaziiig
"She'll do just about anything she wants
to, Ueorgie jcott will," she said to their fol
lowers, who Joined her, evincing their appre
ciation by t ncouth capers and horse laughs.
"I I et she'll have some fun."
Henry's bdart, as they stepped away, beat
so hard that be could hear it, and could 1
his coat lap U tremble. He was happy, but
he was dase 1; so much so that he started off
unseeingly, with irregular stepa.
Kor a sv ethers was silence. "Where are
we going t, any how I 1 dont know," tbe
girl said, nrding relief in a laugh.
They weie neexiug tbe seats before the
platform, w ulch, tbe exercises having begun,
"Do you want to set down beref" said
Henry, and they sat down.
The girl koknl at him. twistiiur ber rub-
ler chain. At bottom she was as innocent as
be, only far bolder; her venture waa the re
sult of a hot lenUh impulse and a ish to be
smart aud sadncious in the eyes of her com
panion. M e had had small notion of how to
proceed; bu: she saw now, in her rndiuiental
way, which required that effects should be
palpable, that she bad but one course. His
truthful simplicity and bis utter modesty
abashed be-, and she waa impelled to be
have to h m as well as waa in her raw
"That's t he Disciple minister from Turn
bull," she st id ; one of the rows of ministers
was speaki ig at the front of the platform.
"I do think he's the funniest looking thing I
ever saw. Lie ain't married."
A banner or two bung over tbe platform.
which held a melodeon. One after anoth
er tbe min sters farmer like looking men.
in wrinkled clothes or with chin whiskers
made short addresses, after each of which tbe
superintendent of the correspouUing Sunday
school read the year's report, followed in
turn by the singing of a selected hymn by
the school in question. The audience con
stantly shif tsl, coming aud going; the talk
and laughti r of uninterested strollers sound
ed, and dur.ng the perforuiauceeof the band.
which play si at intervals to attract patrons
to tbe carousel, no sound from the platform
was audiblt .
"His Sun lay school aiu't very big, neither,"
the girl w nt ou ; "I've been over to it. I
live in tbe next town to Turnbull Hinckley.
The Hiuck ey Baptist Sunday school's ours.
We're goii g to sing 'The Morning is Break
ing.' If w can't do lietter 'u some of 'em
have done, I'll Im sorry."
She laughed, and Henry laughed, too. He
was in a sti te of thrilled pleasure such as he
bad never 1 nown. Miss Scott's white rufllos
touched his knee; he could see the somewhat
coarse bloom of her face without looking, and
smell tlie prfumery ou her handkerchief.
"Vou hain't said where you come from V
she went 01 , pulling up her block lace mitts.
"I live down to Schulzman," Henry an
swered. "Down b- that Dutch placer
ne no.1.1. i
"Are yon Dutch P she queried, and w hen
be nodded agaiu, looked at him curiously.
"I dou't ki ow as I ever saw any Dutch be
fore. Whj, ain't that a good ways from
"Twelve miles," be said
"Mercy! Did you walk all the wav.'"
"No. l'l 1 going to walk back, though," be
-0idnits! Well, mebbe we'll give you a
lift as fur mi Hinckley. There goes that Sun
day school, t'shaw! there ain't more'n thirty.
We got twi -e as many."
The Dus ipln Sunday school filed on to tbe
platform, s.-aited for the band to stop and
sung aroun i the melodeon.
"I'shaw ! ' Miss Scott iterated. "I guess we
ran do better. 1 hat tune s old as tbe hills."
He laugbed with her again, this tune with
fascinated eyes upon her. Never in his nar
row experience bad be known so glib a talker
or one w ho laughed so much. He could not
keep up wi h ber she seemed to him far too
lively for t tat- but be could wonder at and
be content with ber.
lucres Ji us Alters, said tbe gir I. "See
ber the 01 e with the big straw hat f She's
our next neighbor to home. There's lots of
Hinckley folks ail around here. There's Mr
She looki J around with a sheepish defiance.
Most of them bad seen her and stored at
Henry, in bw isewession she felt half pride
and half si. mie.
'Well, let's go," she suid, uneasily. "This
aiu't much fun; you thiuk sof I'd just as
lief do something else." She looked toward
tbe gayer ; tort 1011 of the grove bankeriiigly,
aud they v alked away together, again arm
in arm. f.w Do other possibility occurred to
Henry now ; the affirmation of the Disciple
school still souudiug:
We'll sin; as we walk no tbe golden strand,
Iy and by, by and by.
Thegrea beat of the day struck through
tlie groveV branching roof. Men uiopted
their beads and took off their coats, and el
derly woci-m. Bushed or pale of face, sat
down evoty where and banned themselves
with their Oonneta, only half realizing their
suffering, s Jice they were bent on pleasure.
Henry at d Miss Scott went toward the re
giiHi of tbe refreshment stalls.
"Well, I' n hungry aYeady T sue said, eye
ing tbeju. "I'm most always hungry; ma
says I eat all tbe time. Some o' that ice
cream wouldn't taste liad, would it I I'm
most roast d; aint your
Henry to k out bis pocket book carefully.
He bad bn ught a dollar and a half precau
tiously, but be bad cot expected to spend
anything, unless be bought something to take
to Mary. Now he was proudly glad that be
"There tint but one kind," said Miss Scott,
taking off I er no tts to ea t it "vanilla. I've
et strawberry aud chocolate, but vanilla's ail
they got be -e. I've I teen past, and seen 'em
dishing it o it "
They ate it, standing at tbe high board
helf on wb ch it was served. It was made
of skim mi k and eggs and strong sugar, but
Uiey ate all their dishes held.
My I see litem folks drinking lemonade
right on to 3 of It," said Miss Scott, wiping
ber mouth aud Henry, looking at ber
minute in slow consideration, bought two
glasses of lemonade. She spilled some on her
dress, and nade much of it, shrieking and
laugmug at a shaking it.
'kou Joggled my elbow," she declared.
with a saucy ease that benumbed and eo
trmmsed hit t.
Hamr at band there were candy and pea
nuts, oraupea aud popcorn balls in colored
papers, am when they turned back they each
carried a 'uU psjter bag, and Henry had
spent eight r cento.
"I don't know how we are going to eat it
all up," sai.1 the girl, with a satisfied giggle;
"I guess w. '11 have to give It away."
They sat down under a tree, aimlessly,
boldiug th-ir bags. "There's Mr. Fuller,"
she prated on. "He come over all alone in
bis sulky, aud he might just as well brought
a load. Hu'n mean anyhow mean and stingy.
Oracioustlioka'thatr Two girls precisely
alike in every feature of their fat faces and
figures, tbeu- white dresses and blue ribbon
trimmed hats, walked solemnly fast. "Ob,
yes, I know who tbey be. They're the Frink
girls from over to Koyalton. They're twins.
I've heard t f 'em. M y goodness ! you couldnt
tell 'em a put to save your neck. Gracious!
I'm glad I l int one of 'em. I'd do something;
I'd out my hair off, or something, and I d
dress up Ju 4 as different as I could; wouldn't
"Yes," st id Henry, his blue, mild eyes fast
ened immovably uion her.
The baud stationed at the merry-go-round
was play in; loudly aud dashingly.
"March. tig through Georgia' pshaw!"
said Miss Scott. "They'd better get some
thing we b iiut heard. There's loU riding in
it, ain't tht rep
"Do you want to ride In itr said Henry;
and Miss 8 -ott nodded, with a simple "m-m."
Uenry binistlf was barren of entertainment,
and ber mi jd roved and craved.
It was i, rude affair, iu clumsy motive
power a ht rse tramping round in the middle,
tbe seau n ugh and shaky.
It was to 1 cvnU a ride. Tbey climbed up
when It ba I stopped aud refilled, and went
swimming round. It bad a loud creak, which
sounded aiwve the bluster of the baud, aud
their sxab Jiggled. Tlie grove's thickest
population was here. There were many
spectators, talking and laughing aud eating,
and the girl bridled with enjoyment of their
regard. 8 m fanned herself w ith ber hand
kerchief, a at then opened ber paper bag aud
ate popoot a and ftauiuta, aud w ben the ma
chine stopi ed she did not get up.
"That couple over there's been around two
or three til tea," sbe said merely, eating con
tentedly on. Tbey took three turns. Then
tbey lagged back to their tree, arm in arm.
Other pairs were under surrounding trens,
sitting on maw Is or buffalo robes, or in bug
gies standing empty thiUed.
"Mercy I I should think twas hot enough
to sit on tb ground," said Miss Bcott as tbey
80 far si had talked incessantly and se
renely, but she suffered now a lowering of
tbeheedJeei youthful spfriU which had sus
tained her She looked at Henry in sudden
curiosity; m was sitting quiet, his green
lined bat 01 his knee, and looking mi
Sbe was fl ittered by bis nn remitting admi
ration, bui she was puzzled by iu lack of
" ''fou aint muchjof a talker, be your she
said. " ell, I guess I gab enough for two.
Aint you going to eat anything! I dont
want to eat it alL"
He opened his bag and they ate hi silence
for a time. Here and there people were
spreading cloths on the grass and lugging
heavy baskets from wagons.
"I s'pose they'll all be having dinner
pretty soon, said tbe girl, looking aroud.
"Our load's going to eat all together. Well,
I've eat so much stuff now I dont believe I
could touch a thing." But she turned her
eyes restlessly about, munching. "What are
you going to do for dinner?" sbe queried.
"I brought a little something," said Henry.
He bad brought some bread and meat and a
boiled egg in his pocket.
Miss Scott searched tbe bags for thecandv
without further question. A few niomeuU
back, in her airy complacence, site would
have asked him to eat dinner with their load,
but the inclination that would have prompted
it was subdued. She chewed her candv in
silent wonder at him, and tbe displeasure
that comes so easily to ber age and kind,
eyeing bun covertly down bis clean, white
lengtn. Her mind, which bad wavered be
tween her first derision aud her Utter respect,
settled itself. She reflected that be could not
say boo to a goose. Yet she could not ac
count for his backwardness; no experience
defended it. There was nobody within Im
mediate sight, and guided by her crude tra
ditions, with the matter of fact conceptions of
them which robbed them of barm, sbe bad
looked for bim to offer to bold her hand.
"Well, I believe I am thirsty again," she
said. "Tain't much wonder I've et so
"Do you want some water P said Henry.
Some idea of her dissatisfaction penetrated
to his dizzied tuind and he spoke anxiously.
"Oh, 1 don't know," said Miss Scott. She
got up, shaking the shucks and orange skins
from her stained lap. "They've watermelon
up to one of the stands; I saw it."
He bad not much money left, but be took
it out willingly.
"1 might as well go 'long," sbe said, follow
ing. ber eyes roaming widely. "There's
Miuy Cone. Well, there's Dave and GO. I
thought 'twas funny where they'd gone to."
She lingered, flushing and giggling. "Well,
go on," she said, over ber shoulder, "I'll wait
He hurried Itaek with two slices of water
melon on a piece of brown pater. But sbe
was gone. He was perspiring with big haste
and the extreme heat; tbe moisture rolled
down bis face; his collar was wet and wilted
aud the melon dripped dowtj his clothes. He
stood, bis legs close together, and stared at
tbe place where be had left ber, and a young
fellow ho stood watching broke into a guf
faw. "Your girl's lit out," he said.
The woman w hose horse be had watered
came within range, driving a flock of chil
dren before ber. "You bad your dinnerP
she called out. "Don't you want to come
and set down with us I We got a plenty."
And accepting his refusal, she brought back
to him a cup of cold coffee, some cold corn,
and a piece of cake. He sat down and ate it.
He had but five cents left, and his thought
went back to Mary. A popcorn ball was the
most he could buy for five cents, and, paus
ing in sobered reflection, be made a careful
selection of one, smoothed its red lper
around it and put it safely into his pocket.
He started home late that afternoon, walk
ing at the side of the road, down which the
hoinebouiid picnickers drove in a long pro
cession and a loug, dense cloud of dust, which
choked and covered him. One after another
offered bim a lift, but he tramped on aud,
steadily covering the miles, turned through
different cn roads and left the last of the
picnic behind him.
It was? o'clock & The heat of the day
had goue with the sun, and the evening was
coolly cloudy. He went through wild roads,
meeting uolssly, and across fields and
through nines, to shorten his journey; his
feet and clothes were wet with the heavy
dew. The chirping of far off frogs aud uear
thickets was ail the sound, and the darkness
grew. The stubbled oat fields a belated bay
stack now and then, and tbe worn rails of
the fences caught the last light, aud the
white heads ot wild carrot came out like
stars al tug the wayside.
Three miles from borne he beard the slow
tread of a h s-se's feet and a faint rattle, and
Schraader's sl.lling wagou stopped as be
came in siht. Mary was alone 011 the Sfwt.
"We got home kind o' early, Henry," she
said, "and 1 thought I'd drive along back a
little ways and meet you."
lie got up !-.!. le ber, w here site sat staidly,
and tiieu, hsiking at her for a mouieut, for
the first time in their lives he put his arm ou
ber shoulders an. I kissel ber; ami tbey drove
on si lei 1 tU- in the quiet night. Emma A.
Opjier iu Montreal Star.
rresenre at Mind.
Lieutenant Yea, a man ought always to
have his w its about him. I was once riding
over a battle field w ith a trooper when my
coiiianioii was suddenly struck in tbe mouth
by a bullet, which smashed four of his teeth,
and would undoubtedly have shattered his
spinal column had not the man had sufficient
presence of mind to swallow it. Sjtassvogei
They Ought to Rave Walled.
An "anti-trust" coffin and casket company
In St. Louis announces that it will "cut prices
about sixty per cent." This may cause a
boom in funerals, but It must be a disap
pointment to those persons who died and paid
the old rates before the "cut" was aa
nouueed. Norristown Herald.
A I'eenllar Predicament,
Said a man to his bosom friend, who was
about to get married: "I suppose I ought to
wish you ttotb much happiness; but, as I dont
know the bride, I cannot congratulate you.
On tbe other hand, as I know yon only too
well, I cannot congratulate tbe bride." El
A Serious Omission.
"Tbe youngest of nine children which tried
men's souls." This is tbe way it reads n tbe
obituary sketch In a contemporary. Tbe
line, "W"ho were born In times," is left out,
and should be inserted after the word "chil
dren" in the first sentence. Hartford Re
Gorg Clara, be mine!
Clara 1 will be yours.
George (in raptures) My love, my sweetl
Clara (calmly) Hold on, George, dear. 1
am to be yours, but not in the way yon
think. 1 am to be your stepmother I Mun
The Best Care.
"How is your husband's Insomnia, Mrs.
"Oh, be is much better. There were burg
lars In our bouse last night, and I tried for
ten minutes to wake John up and couldnt."
Mr. Jimson (of an Inventive turnt Ef yon
kin graf de skin ob a rabbit onto man, why
cant you araT da winirs oh a hnturJ ontn
mulef I goin' to keep bim slumr no dat-a-wav
Ull de wings knits an' it'll git him used to
beiu' offn his feet tool Ufa
Orave Caaaafar Asztatw
Exist wnen tbe kidneys lose their activ
ity. Prom pt measures should be taken to
renew it. otherwise Bright disease, dit
betes, or some other organic trouble, it to
be apprehended aa a consequence. JJos
tetter s Stomach Bitten ia a most desira
ble diuretic, as iu stimulative action upon
theae oreans never croaaea tlie hnrrlor lin
of safety and merges into Irritation, aa do
many stimulant used for the same pur
pose by tbe careless and nninatnwtMt
Tbe stimuli of commerce, fiery and un-
lucuivaica. are not suitable corrective
agent in case like this. They excite
Without Droducinsr a nermanentlv rleaira.
ble result. The "just medium'' between
them and an Ineffectual diuretic la the
Bitten, which U also a specific for ma.
larial oomnlainta. sviivnU mumiIiuiIab
aft Caal Car Bala
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
and Tenth avenue, at ten cents per bush-
L B. DAVUnsr.
Aug. 80, 1888. - -
The New Perms us.
Tenderloins and spare ribs at the Em
pire meat market.
Btur kraut at 5c per quart, at Fred
A. D. Huesing, real estate and insure
ance agent. Office No. 1608 Second ave
nue. Rock Island.
The Crown dlninjr ball, No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready tu furnish you
the best meal in the city for 25 cent.
Buy Mercer county coal of E. B. Mc
Rown at his new coal yard corner of
Fifteenth street and Pint avenue.
f 50,000 to loan on real estate security,
in sums of S200 and upward, at lowest
current rates of interest, without com
mission. E. VY. Hurst, Attorney at
law. Rock Island.
Modera Homes For Sale
On monthly installments by Guyer &
Barth Babeork. Dentists.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special atten
tion paid to saving tbe natural teeth and
Inserting teeth without plates.
Fourteen dry lots on four yean time,
with six percent per annum, to any one
wishing to build this summer. -
Bursty ea Bonds.
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 obligations as bonds
man, should apply to tbe agent of the
American Surety Co., of New York.
General Insurance Agent.
Rock Island, 111.
Senator Beck is still an invalid, and his
physicians tell him he must do little or
no work during tbe present session of
It is the current report about town
that Kemp's Balsam for tbe 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 50c and f 1.
When a married woman goes to look
after ber rights ber husband is usually
left at borne with bis wrongs.
A Witty CoatoBsr
went to a drug-store and asked for Soto
dont. The storekeeper said, "We're out
of that, but here is something just as
good." Tbe practical customer said,
"No you don't." and walked out to a
neighboring store and got a bottle of
"You needn't try to plsy it on me," as
tbe fire up tbe steeple said to tbe hf se
A new idea embraced in Ely's Cream
Bshn. Catarrh is cured by cleansing and
beating, not by drying pp. It is not a
liquid or snuff, but is easily applied Into
tbe nostrils. Its effect is magical and a
thorough treatment will cure the worst
cases. Pnce 60c
It is said that smacking tbe lips is a
vulgar habit. Much depends on whose
lips are smacked.
With Ely's Cream Balm a child can be
treated without pain or dread and with
perfect safety. Try the remedy. It
cures catarrh, hay fever and colds in the
bead. It is essily applied into the nos
trils and gives relief with tbe first appli
cation. Price 50c.
Texas Siftings: "I'm no kicker" is the
worst possible recommendation for a
young man who wants to join a foot ball
Pczz.oni's Complexion Powder is uni
versally known and everywhere es
teemed aa tlie only powder that will im
prove tbe complexion, eradicate tan,
freckles and all skin diseases.
This powder never varies. A marvel of parity,
strength snd wbolesomnrss. More economics,
than tbe ordinary kinds, and cannot he sold la
competition w.lh the multitude of low test, short
weight slnm or pr phosphate powders . Sold cnlp
a cans. Hotsl Basins l'osnis Co.. Its) Wail
8L. N. Y.
TTOR BALK VALUABLE PATENT IM
C provemrnt oa Klevstors. Now la operation at
mat nnisoing sotap. sfssa Hamilton bu. rniuuia.
Ps; afsrw llr and llntb: for fnll porsicDlars
apply to HOST J. WALKEK, Inventor.
SALESMAN WANTED AT ONCE, LOCAL OK
travellug; big pa v. steady work; stork war
ranted; quick selling speclslties: ontflt free: ex
perience nnnscessary. JAMES E. WHITNEY,
nov S 2m Nurseryman. Rochester, Ji. Y.
SALESMEN WANTED lO SOLICIT FOR
oar well-known Nursery; axtod wages paid
every week ; permanent employment narnteed.
Writs st once, before territory taken, staling age
IS CHASE BROS' CO.. Chicago, 111.
WANTED AN OIL SALESMAN. ON COM
mleslon. forthe Lubricating oil trade: ad
dress to Ths lileterichs Oil Co., 88 West Wash
ington St., Chicago. 1IL
WANTED RELIABLE LOCAL AND TRA V
ellug salesmen; positions Frrmsnent; spec
ial loducemenu now; fast selling specialties.
Don't delay: salary from the start.
BKow'N BROS., Nurseryman, Chicago, lib
The flist coal shipped into this market
from Mercer county waa from tbe mines
of R. B. Ellis in tbe fall of 1886. and
bene given tbe name it still bean. It ia
well known to be the best sold in tbe
market, and other merchants have adop
ted tbe aame name and offering an in
ferior article for tbe genuine. Don't be
deceived, but boy the genuine celebrated
Mercer county coal of T. II. Ellis, on
Second avenue, opposite St. Joseph's
church. The office has not been removed,
but is there still, and is the only place in
tbe market selling tbe old and genuine
article. Telephone 1036.
Blf G ha given univer
sal aalisfat-Uon In tba
cure of Oonurrbo-a and
Oleet. I prescribe II and
feel saf eln racoinnienu
fng It to all snfferera
FUdd by Drucclau.
WE AK MEN IFTJSTSSZ
(hit aprrifVc Murtkta.Cl U OV
rial E a Tie' siw SwAaT. At atatat. art.
ttm. mi. ill. txsnt hi taT eurvtHtU
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Cunvja 'VlrUaiaawnir r .frt Ki aw.
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iawuy cuihi ininreenMifttb t-m-l Mnurtan.4c aMsini
iAHaulutu:.r. A--1A a -o ai a T
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for tnr ONLY!
A KISITisT For Loer m 'n.rKo kawkooo;
m T oaan! aad VEKVOOS DUIUTT;
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mmmww iuiiiiot nun sms. mm m S.U..I mm4
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paid t Ooaweretal wotk
STATE OF ILLINOIS, I.,
In the Clrmlt Court of said eonnty to tbe January
Catherine Moore, Bamnel W. Lincoln, M. V.
Richards, Hans Lage, M. W. Woodford, L. J.
Bengtston, Barton Malcolm, James F. Mont
gomery, Martha Thomas, Rosilie Cory n,
Desire Ooryn and Mary i. Macbeth.
W. B. Bui Held, Benben Wells, The Unknown
Heirs-at-law of Joel Wells, deceased, Dennis
Warren, Wlllism A. Nbaree, Lanra A. Noo rse,
Jane M. Weatherhesd. Klir.s Babcock, Eunice
L. Mill, Louisa J. Bryant and Antonelte Henry
Affidavit of the r, on -residence of the ssld W. B.
Borflttld, Reuben Wells snd Louisa J. Bryant, snd
that the heirs at law of Joel Wells, deceased, are
unknown and made parties as the unknown heirs
at law of Joel Wells, deceased, bavins; been Sled
in the cllrk's office or tbe circuit court of Rock
Island eonnty, state of Illinois, notice is therefore
hereby given to tbe said non-rrsident defendants,
that tbe complainants Sled their bill of compalnt
in ssld conrt i n tbe chancery s'de thereof on the
rrtb day of November, law), and that thereupon
summons issued ont of said court, wherein said
suit Is now pending, returnable on the Srst Mon
day In the mouth of January next, as Is hy law
Now, aniens yoa, (he said non-resident defen
dants above named, and the unknown h Irs at Isw
of Joel Wells, deceased, shall personally be snd
appear before ssid circuit conrt on Ihe Srst dsv
of tbe next May term thereof, to be holden at Rock
Island in and for said county, oa ths Srst Mon
day in May next, and plead, answer or de
mur te the ssid complainant's bill of complaint
aud the same and the matters and things there
in charged and stated will be taken as con.
fessed, and a decree entered agsinat yon accord
ing to the prayer ef ssld bill.
Rock Island, IU., December, 15, iKWfl.
GEO. W. GAMBLE,
Clek of circuit Conrt.
W. R. Mnoat amd Gtrrsa A Swixhkt, Solicitors
ALE OF REAL E8TATE.
By vlrtne of sn order and decree of the County
conrt of Rock Island county, Illinois, made on the
petition of the undersigned, Anna Doonan, ad
ministratrix of the estate of Frank Doonan, de
ceased, for leave to sell the real et-tate of said de
cease I, at the November term, A. D. 18H9, of said
conrt, to-wit On the Htb day of November, 1889,
I shall on the 14th day of December next, at three
o'clock in Ibe afternoon of said clay, sell at pnhlic
sale, for cash in hand, at the north door of the
court house In the city of Hoc It Island In said
county, all tbe right, title and Interest of Frank
Doonan, deceased, and the bome-tead and dower
interest of said Anna Doonan in the following de
scribed real estate, sitnsted In the county of Bock
Island and state of Illinois, to-wit :
Lot four, (4). In block ve, (5), Brackett's addi
tion to the city of Reck Island. Said real estate
being more particularly described as follows, to
Commencing st the sonthesst comer of said
block five, (5), running thence west along the
south line of said block Ave M sixty (60) feet :
thence north and parallel with the east line of
said blcck Sve, i), one hundred and twenty-four
j -.4) feet ; thence east and parallel with the south
line of said block, sixty (80) feet; thence south
slone tbe east line of said block five, (5), one
hundred snd twenty-four (134) feet to the place
Dated this lBth day of November. A. D. 18S,
. . , , , . ANNA DOONAN,
Administratrix of the Estate of Frank Doonan.
E. W. Hrasr. Att'y or Administrst-ix.
ALK OF REAL ESTATE.
Bv virtue of sn order snd decree of the eonnty
court of Rock if land enunty, Illinois, made on tbe
petition of the undersigned Margaret B Kellsr
strass, sdministrstrix of the estste of Frederick
W. Krllerstraes. deceased, for leave to sell the
real estste of said deceased at the November
Term. A. D 188s. of ssid court, to-wit: on the
14th day of November. 1889.
1 shall on the Fourteenth dayof December next,
at two o'clock in the afternoon of said day, sell st
public sale, for cash tn hand, at the north door of
the conrt boose ia tbe city of Rock Island in said
county, all tbe rieht. title and interest of said
Frederick W. Keilerstrass, deceased, and the
dower interest of said Meraaret B KeMcrstras.
ia the following described real estate sttnated is
tbe county of Rock Island aud State of Illinois,
The undivided two thirds (V) of sub-lot Ave
(5). in block two () in Spencer A Ca-e'a addition
to the city of Rock Island enid sub-lot Ave (6) be
ing sometimes described ss the east forty i40) feet
of lot two (2) in ssid block two (t).
Also ihe undivided one-half H) or the west
half S) of lot three (S in said block two (i, in
Spencer A Case's addition p said city.
Dated this 15th day of November, A. D., I8S0.
. . , , Marwasft B. Kxilxrstkass,
Administratrix of the Estate of Frederick W.
K. W. Hiaar. Attorney for Administratrix.
COMFORTABLE aid ELEGANT
For Sate by Leading Dealers.
HTi Solaly ly TO BAEEEB, Troy.K.I
LTTORNET AT LAW Office wlik I. T.
worthy, 175 Second Aveuee.
1 TTORNET AT LA W. Office la Seek
ANeUoaa) Bank Baildlug, Rock lslaaA, DL
a. s. swxxsxt. a. v w,
SHEE5ET I W1LDR,
ATTORN ITS AND COtTSBKLLORS AT LAW
Ossee hi Bengstoa's bloat. Bock Island, IU.
I TTORNETS AT L a W Loans saoaeyei
all A Lynda, banker. Office la FostoAW
THE DAILY ARtiCS.
FOR SALE EVERT EVENING at Crasantaaw
News Stand. Five eents per copy.
D. S. S! HCREAX, '
ARCHTreCT ANDSUI'E HI N TEN DENT. Maki
office Clnc.nattl, Ohio; Brsnca office ever
First National Bank, Rock Island. fiS ly
8T. LUKE'S COTTAUE HOSPITAL, '
ON THIRD AVENUE, between Tenth as4
Eleventh streets. feb 14-tf
WM. 0, KULP. D. D. S.
OFFICE RXMOVSD TO
Rooms at, ST. SS sad tS,
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT, IA.
2205 FOURTH AVE .
Opposite ihe Catholic church, has a
full line of
Christmas Candles, Toys,
of every description, cheap.
Christmas Trees, Decora
HAS PURCHASED THE
and has removed
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
IV lie solicits the trade long enjoyed
by bla predecessor and as many new
euatometa as wish to favor bim with
- aeooni and Mala Street, Davenport Iowa,
! -PLUSH ROBES.
Pur Muffs and Boas
AT BOTTOM PSI0XS.
assy be fetmd aav
le at GEO. P.
Asm a aw ise Boaaas (IS prose
Oar establishment is getting too small for our rapidi
growing business and we have decided to Y
give up our
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov
20th to sell ont our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below cost. This is not a sham sale but a Itona
fide eale. as we will not carry any 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 Ia.
J. B, ZIMMER
Star Block, . - - rjpp. Harper House,
13 RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remeTu
ber that he mates his suits np in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES ARE LOW.
Adams Wall Paper Co,,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Papkb.
VaTPainting, Graining and Paper Hanging.
DIMICK BLOCK, Twentieth Street,
near Third Avenue.
F. C. Hoppe,
ISTo. 1808 Second .A.ve
Rock Island, 111,
AJl kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jobbing done on short
notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and shop 1412 Fourth ave., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
CL PROraiETOR OF
TI VOLT SALOON,"
Second Avenue, opposite Harper House. Tbe choicest imported
"WINES AND LIQUORS.
Imported and Key "West Cigars, a specialty.
J. M. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
Ask your Grocer for
pecuniae: Tae Ckrtaty "Tim I
H. D. FOLSOM,
NOW IS TOUR TIME.
Just received another invoice of PALL GOODS at tbe New Tailoring wtsb
Ushment, and will aell 25 per cent cheaper tban any merchant tailor in
the city. Call and examine tbe atock before purchasing
A. M. WALSH,
430 Brady Street, Davenpurt. Is.
ON LiY 2.00 A. iboZElSr.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
and aava some of tae latest aovsllies of ths season.
HAKELLER, Proprietor and Artist
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford'a old studio, over McCabe's.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St. . T 1 T li
. and Seventh Aveaue, . : : Rock Island.
i. ew All kinds of Arttatie work a specialty. Plans sad estimates for all kinds of buUdlH
DAVIS & CO.,
- AX D -
A compUt stock of
Fipe, Brass Goods, Packing, '
t ose, Fire Brick. Etc
Beie A Rents for
DEANE STEAM PUMPS,
aki SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
We p'srsctee every on perfect, sn will send Caps,
Twci ty day's trial, to responsible parties.
Safety lit-ating Boilers, and Contra
tors for furnishing and laying
Waior, Gas and Sewer Pipe.
1712 First Avk.,
Rock Island, Illinois.
T.lepaone lliS. Residence Telsons It.
Rock Island, 111.
UAGKU4 AID IlKtlTS.
They an best.
ItwCC ISLAND, ILL.
No. 1707 Second avenue, Rock Island.