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!HE GMAT1ST SAL
Ever liiaiiffiirattMl in Kock Island.
Since buying our immense Line of Holiday Goods the
owners of Postoflice Bloc k Lave decided to build and there
being no vacant stores suitable to our business, we are com
pelled to close out our entire stock at a great reduction.
Hocking Horses, Stirrups V Saddle, 5c
Shoe Fly Rockers -
Two Wheeled Carls, - . ;c
Colored Willow Doll Carriages, - 520c
Hoys Tool Chests
? 3 5 ?
6 Inch Polls 2c
fill.... .It . . . . , . . n v .
"wii en firuc, ik:, ih, :,
B 0 and up.
Wt litre the finest line of niMjiie Polls
tver shown and to start them we will
tusk special price.
SUV loch Bi-je 6i
au)i 84 io a Blstpie. kid body WTc
!M0 IS inch. jointed SSc
Colored dolls. I'.liT dolls. Large doll.
Miiall doll. Tnlklntf l,.ll, Kicking
From ".c and up
This Black Board 45c
Kitchen Pets dim: entirely of Tin.
UK) Dole, it
. .. 10c
WecU Block from 1U cenU up to
Crndll Uoi 0c nod 4Uc.
Quo from 8
ij 1 UolUl 11 'Kh c
.a -,).-. i nr.
from c up to $2.00
Spice Cabinets 80c.
Prom BSc op to f :i mi.
Heavy Tumbler 5,.
OobUla, Fruit dishes, Mauce disbe jrir a
dcr.cn. others too numerous to men
Cups and Saucer from !o up to 41 5i)
eata; Fruil Plate c. 111,;. 2:io and
81c: Mush and Milk ncti, 5iU 73c and
Skin lloraes all price.
FosTorricx Block, Book Island.
THE WARNING OF THE BUSH.
tt b only th weird nmling
Of wtlhrnd. wind blown bwh.
That MaiKki by the roauMde ilblnji
In Ihvaimima nolnc' kuah;
It thrill, a, thooirb K wet human.
And (iwls eaeraacbing dotth
That tinea with btrtic bxaiity
lia kTa llat what It eaith:
I dreamt nrK dmaine In aprlmrtim, daya
1 alaf 'watli the nunmrf oiooo.
I ,hl aoft lean In autumn's bava.
But the cbill earn all too moon.
tmain on, yoan lorcr, wbua yon may.
Lire km bkxjcm for aome;
E"k In warm lore's effulgent ray.
Yet cblUing ag, moat coma,
One must fro flrat. and on, rrmatn
A loo, oa the road to drain.
And sadly sigh, a now do L,
In tti, autumn's fratty breath :
The bop, you bear, the rbarms yon wear.
Mint ke tbrlr mystic light
And w tour's soows drift o'er the ruse
That once was fair and bright.
I'aoi ont 1 can but wbDifwe low.
With thM wttheml, , tnd biowa ksm;
1 iirand alona. and ana, my moan
Ijte a tmnbling soul that gricv
Vmm un. Iar, neuaolatl
Kr kHHr I aliall be dumb.
With ih a k-af to uya my gTirf
M bm cfailling draih shall come.
Annie K Baker in Phuadeluhia Ledger.
MK. ASlIFOUirS "SITTINGS.'
"There! how does it sound, Busnnt Is It
InterwtiiiK! And do you think It is natural T
I a-nkod tlirae aunaion, antimislr aa I 11.1
down nsj nuinUM'ript ; and Susan hesitated
as she aimwemt: " fll. If too want to know
mT ian.li.l nniiiitm Vi f.rt.u tl.1...
on se, jtihi re not in lore, and nevnr have
.prii 111 Hw, mt now can you writ, anouc
what you dont nndentamU To my mind,
that's uot iitile; and that's w hy your love
Sumn'i words carried an unpWsiuit oon-
tk'uod who inm. i was not quite twenty'
two. and 1 had already won a fair rwouta
tion as a writer of short storira, except on
one tneine. i nan never, try as 1 might,
writtMi a awxVAtful lova atorv
The one I had just read to Swan was my
latent effort, and, as usual, I felt that it was
a failure. Hut I otilr rfnliil Mm.)ni n.1.
ulantlv: "Well, Susan, I rant fall lu love as
a tmre mattvr ot btnuneas, you know; so I
dont see what is to be dona."
"Denr, dr! It" too bad," sighed Susan;
nut t woiim not continue the conversation.
I thriMt tha milnckv minimYtnl Int., ...
dekk, and decided to spend the rrt of the
not iiuiK iu ms wouus dj way oi mooring
111 V downcast stiiritx
Susan was an important person to me, as
miw waa at onrw my nuua, contlilante, old
friend. She was also an excellent critic, and
I bad otUn found ber judgment invaluable.
That morning, howrTrr, I felt vexed with
ber and with all tha wnrl.l an wrk.n 1 r.
turned from my ramble I was not at all
pleased to find that new boarder had ar
rived and was seated on tbe piazza aa if
waning to greet me. i his was Lyman Ash
ford, a Yomitr lawrnr an.l a
inr sister and her hus-lwud, at w bose bouse
ai a i-i'iinuiii iMior.
Although we had leen much together dur
ing tbe pit year, anil although 1 knew bun
to be as clever as he was handsome, he bad
never Interested me in the least. Now, hen
he came to meet me with smiling confidence,
as if be bail a claim on niy time not to be
gainsaid. I felt that niv manner was fur rmm
gracious: so I mentioned very briefly the rea-
uim un-u iiwi un.n ma w i place where j
could be umliNturhetl umn kuh IT r a .v.
ford said quickly: "You have stated my
case, too, Mm Carle ton. I am bitoily en
ra?ed on a romiiilatinn wliii.h tiu.nk ,
needs no originality, calls for 'much hard
wor. r i came here to nuisli It" Then be
lowed and left me, much to my relief, aud
saw no more of him for aom lr .
ilmnwliile I was working hard at my new
storv. but was niakiner .rr hrt n r.rnr.Fu.
I wrt and rewrote, tore up my sheets and
iegau again; tmi 1 Iftlt at heart that I was
in.i nunTnimir, ana oeean to melancholy
and moriwe. tlue evening Susan was evi
dently in a very excited mood. Iiutead of
listening to niv plaints with her usual pa.
tiem-e, she exi-launed: Uh. Miss alariri
I'va srnt an iilea. If v. .11 V. 1 M I 1
wt - w . IJ .CI I
study oue who was dreadfully in lore, you
auow wiiumii i mat ueip youf Louliln
you put down what he said and thought r
'"'hy, yea, of course I could; but where
could sui'b a lover be found f And do you
upisHe, you f.vlish thing, that he would lay
mv uw wwt inrmj iusin-iiuur 1 asked.
lauKumg hi qiie oi myu.
Susan Itsiked nivsfirii.it lti.t l ; xr
fie. I've swn the lover alrea.lv' and l'va
L . I I ... . : .
uiit aim, msi; so meres one oiniimlty out
of tbe way. tlh. be talks lust like a l J. I
can tell y. u
" by, Susan, this Ls astoiiUliing:" I cried;
"and, pray, who is this wonderful lover r
"It's Mr. Aslifnrd. He ami I I.... I,- i .
great many talks, and he la in love with a
young lady who doesnt care f.r him. thun.-h
be love, her to distraction, he tuvt "
Mr. Ashford V I reneateti. uiul irii
be must la a strange man to tslk ,.t
his love affairs to y ou.
"And why not to me. Miss Margier said
Susan, ksikins: hurt. "I
betray the young man' secret for the world,
and he said it did him good to talk to me."
"I dotlt doubt that. HIV ileap K,i..n x-....
are one of the best of comforter,," I an
swered, emithingly; "but, then, you know
men are not generally communii'itin .
Well. Mr. Ashf.ird is -..A T
. - , . vu
glad of it, because now I can tell you all
.1.... I.:- ....!.. m . .
'"" mm leviuigs,' iersuitx Busan.
"Hut I dont think I oncht lir.n c.
n k'uui ,
indeed. I'm sura I ought not, due it is not
meant lor me to bear," I said, and from this
resolution all Susan's persuasions failed to
Tbe next day. however, she l.-n rli..-
phantlv: "Well, then Um V-r..l- it', .it
nettled, and I hope you wont think I've been
n-juuuwoiue; out l wauted to help you
along. I've spoken to Mr. Ashford about
your story, and be says that, if you'll allow
bun to give you a 'sitting' (that's what be
called it) every dar. ha will ....-
to pose aa an unhappy lover. Those are bis
very words, miss, aud I do think it s very
kind of him."
"Ob. MuamnT" 1 .i.l-. 1 1.. .lAn. .
nave you ueen saying to Mr. Asbfurd f I am
afraid you have tmen trnbly Uidlscrwt"
"Not bit. Miss Margie, not a bit! IVe
only interested him in your story. Sow you
Just give bun half an hour or so every morn
iug, and see what a help it will be."
it is needless to repeat all tbe conversation
lartween Musan and myself on this subject,
Let it suflit'e that I was won over at last, aud
a daily iuterview was agreed upon, wherein
Mr. Ashford was to enact the part of a de
spairing lover, aud I was at litwrty to sketch
fi urn bfe.
Our ttrst "sitting," as we agreed to call
our meetings, would have been embarrassiiig
as well as awkward, but I must own that Mr.
Ashford behaved splendidly. He thanked me
for my kinduea in allowing him to be of
ome service to me, and tlien, after a while,
be began to Snak in tbe miwt charming way
about tbe young lady with whom be was in
love, and whom, for rouveuieuce sake, be
called Kalsy, although be suid that was not
ber true name.
I began to change my opinion of Mr. Ash
ford from that day. He was certainly a very
Interesting man. and 1 wondered why that
stupid Ihusy could not see It.
boon I found that tbeae "sittings" grew
more and more Intnrestlug as tbe day went
on, until I could scarcely think of anything
else, much to my own surprise. And what
a difference tart ween the languid of genuine
feeling and tbe pmr counterfeits over which
I bad tailored so long aud so vainly I By this
time, too, we bad somewhat changed the
manner of our interviews. At first 1 had
taken copious notes, but bitterly Mr. AshTord
hail persuaded me to leave tbe notes until I
was alone, aud devote tbe time spent with
biin to conversation, as being more sugges
tive. Heaiiiea. I was now, also by his advice,
playing tbe part of tbe obdurate Uaisy, and
receiving bis entreaties and his avowals with
studied coldness and imlifT.tr.Mtn. A. n f
objected senously to this role, aa placing me
in a .ery unpleasant position, but Air. Ash
ford insisted that it was the only way in
which 1 could thoroughly understand his
feeling, or make any heroine perfectly true
to nature, and ao I vLo.L.1 ti. i. .
rule after that to call me Daisy, and be soon
suggested tbat I should call him Lyman, but
that seemed uiiiwroiary, and I never tried
it; at least not in hu ir-..
I would not have minded hi calling me
l)aisv for ha bad a k.lv
if I had not begun to dislike the girl so in-
-j. waa suways wondering be hap
pened to fall In lova with ber, and why he
was so constant to so blind and ungrateful a
creature. Often, when be would eay that his
only hope of happiness) lay In winning ber
heart, I would turn away my bead to hide
tbe tear la my eyea tears of pity for him
and anger against ber.
It may seem strange, but It is ntTsrthslnsi
true that I fiwitwl tt niiit 1. ki. -
-- i wfcii..iiiei w wvtk
t my story any more. Kotwlthstaikiing tbe
many advantage, I now enjoyed. IJoyndy-
THE HOCK ISLAND
self "more at a" loss than ever. My heroine,
whom I had node led after Daiiy, displeased
me; my hero who was of course Mr. Ashford,
was too good for ber, so how could I marry
them at tbe i nd I 1 did think of introducing
another char icter, a girl to whom his heart
should turn, because of her sweet, unselfish
sympathy wi h all bis sorrow,; but well, I
put tbe whok. thing aside, to be finished in
One morn ng Mr. Ashford made his ap
pearance wit i a very melancholy air. "My
work la com ileted," be said; "my vacation
is over, and I must go back to the city. I
cannot tell ;ou how sorry I am, nor how
much I shall mis these 'sittings' And, by
tbe way, is 4 the story nearly finished 1 I
was hoping y mi would read it to me before I
"Oh, not n-t now it Is not ready yet," I
exclaimed. "I have not written much
lately." Ant there I stopped, confused by
my own adm adon. But be went on quietly :
"You are quite right Put your work atrida
for a time, ai d you will take it up with new
rigor. And now, my kind friend, w ill you
let me occupy this last hour of the many we
have spent together with my own affairef
I have writtei to Daisy for tbe last time if
she still refutes me and on her decision my
future now r wts. If she is at last won to say
yea, you knovr bow happy I shall be. If not,
1 cannot stay in tbe city, where I must meet
her continue ly. I shall accept my uncle's
offer, give up my profession, and go to tier
many w ith hi n, probably for the rest of my
He paused, looking at me expectantly, but
I was silent. Of course, I suppose it was
symtwithy, but it seemed to me as if I could
never be so utterly wretched in all my life as
I was at tint moment. Finally, realizing
that snmethinf must be said, I contrived to
get off two if three sentences, with "best
wishes," and "deep interest iu bis welfare,"
and the like, tut it was very hard work.
However, h seemed quite nttiued, for be
thanked me, end then be added: "I shall not
hear from Duisy before Friday, but, what
ever the anew jr may be, I must come back to
tell you. 8o please meet me here on Satur
day afternoon, and then, if I am happy, I
shall claim yojr congratulations, and if 1 am
to be an exile I shall at least have the conso
lation of bearing a friendly good-by. Aa
revoir, kuides of friends."
He was gon's but I burst into tears. For a
long time I re nained sitting in tbe little ar
bor where be aad left me, trying to compose
myself sufllci wtly to return to the bouse.
Then I went up to my room, and, telling
Susan that I had a violent headache and
could uot be disturbed, I shut myself up and
began to thiuU
My meditat on during tbat day and the
next made ote point perfectly clear to me:
I did not want. Mr. Ashford to marry Daisy.
But then, on I be other hand, I did not want
him to go to Germany. 1 began to feel a posi
tive hatred fo - that girl, and to wish that I
could warn )!r. Ashford against her, for I
was quite suie she could never make him
In this way the hours dragged on. Satur
day afternoon came at last, and found me in
the arbor wail iug for him with almost uncon
trollable auxif ty.
He made b is appearauce punctu&ll v. and.
as I watched I iracomiug along tbe ath that
leu to the aro w, l forgot in one moment ail
the rules of conduct I bail laid down for mv-
self. all the tlaborate sjteecbes I bad pre
pared, aud, springing up, I held out my hand
wun a oreaiuiess i ell!
"No, it isn't welL Daisy bas not accepted
me," be said, ss be took my hand. "Now tbe
only thing I o n do is to go away as soon as
possiue. Dont you think soP
I did not in end to say it. I shall alnavs
Insist tbat not.iing was further from mv in
tentions that moment, but I suddenly burst
out withl "Nc, dont, don't go."
ile was still Holding my bands, and w hen I
aid these words he put his other arm very
gently around me and whispered: "If you
want me, I wi 1 stay."
I am going -o omit the gi-eater part of our
conversation t tat afternoon in the arbor, a
It was strictly personal and private. But I
ought to say that Lyman confrsd to me
that he bad bw-ji guilty of a great devention.
Tbere was no s tcb person as Daisy, and it waa
1, myself, witfc whom be had been in love all
tbe time. Of course I forgave him. although
I dont think it was quite fair, and to inveicle
But we talked over our "sittinis." In.
churned, ruefully: "And so mv love storr
has uot Is-en w -it tea after allT'
"Your love storv bas lust beiun. dear
Margie, and I boiss it will never come to an
And I don't believe it will T'l.il. ,!..!,. I,,.
TRAINING FOR A FOOT RACE.
H ww a lrofeas,nal Sprinter bleu aad Ex
ercise Wh la Preparing for a Run.
la aiuonc at tbe removal of sunerfl nuns
lesh tbe train ng off of which virtually re
luce tbe welg (t which one has to carry I
Jegin by adop jng such a diet as w ill add
Oraagth, but n..t weight, to tbe body. With
ails object In view, I carefully trtnJ all fat
xieaU, soups, butter, starchy food. -potatoes.
iweeis, etc 1 wi a great deal of rare lean
neat, and only the moet easily digested at
hat, such as Itrwf and mutton. Ecus ee-
Jecially peach J poultry, fish and game,
say be eaten plentifully, but such meats as
real and pork are to be avoided. Stewed
ege tables are to be partaken of freely, as
ire also greens, such as lettuce, crettses etc
Fruit is a necetsity, and is to be taken at
Whatever .rd is used should be either
tasted or used vhen about forty -eight hours
ld. For denser a. Jellies are probably better
than anything e!se: but all pastries, such aa
pie, cake, and tl e like, together with all rich
puddings and sa tees, must be abstained from.
For beverages ( use weak tea and coffee in
mall quantities and but little water. Stimu
lants of all kin U, and alcohol lo drinks espe
Eially, ar, to be ihunned, a, between the use of
these and tbat c f tobacco in any form wbat
ver it is hard U decide which is the most in
jurious. By adhertug t such a system of diet, and
by inducing ptrsplratiou by exercise, tbe
weight may be gradually reduced to the re
quired point. A, to the form of exercise. It
is, of course, to be of such a nature as will
best secure endu "alK-e and muscle. The best
exercise fur this purpose Is running. Begin
ning gradually. I do Just ao much aa will
, sua law! u at euote demands have been
made on tbe n. use lee. Oreat care must be
taken not to do mo much at first, else, unao
curtomed to the exertion, you may become
RUT and aura, t nd more barm will be done
than good. As training progresses tbe work
is increased, eitl er by running further or do
ing tbe same dirances faster.
At tbe end of -.wo weeks tbe entire distance
at which you intend to compete may be run
ever at racing speed, aud this may be re
peated as often aa ouce every week there
after. Ou the Jay previous to this effort I
would do no wot k whatever, and aa I always
run tbeae trials on Saturdays, I do nothing
u the day following either. All this work
will be found to have improved the "wind"
also. With eaca day's work you will find
that you breathe more and more freely as
you run, and li, a very short time you may
run a bard race with little or no discomfort
to the breathing
"Judgment" hi pace can be acquired only
by constant practice. Many race are lost
by selecting at the start a pace which is
either too fast or two slow. If the former be
the case, the runner finds himself when near
the finish too exl austed to continue running,
aud la therefurt. beaten by a man who has,
perhaps, not nearly his ability. If, on tbe
other band, tbe ace on tbe start be too slow,
there is danger f the other competitors ac
quiring a great r lead than be can over
come. A device to vhich I resort to study my
pace accurately a to take one-half or three
quarters of the distauce at which I am to
compete and mn it at my regular racing
gait. At reguk r intervals along the course
I have tUnekeept r statioued, who Inform me
a I go by of tlie time which I am making.
Suppose, for Inst luce, I am able to run a half
mile in two mint tea. Instead of miming tbe
full W) yards, w dch would be very exhaust
ing, I run thret furlongs, and at the end of
each furlong, or SM yards, the timer there
stationed calls o it the time. If this be less
than thirty seconds at theeud of the flrat fur
loug, I know tba : I am ruuniug too fast, and
can decrease my paca untU I get to tbe next
timekeeper, wbate, being again informed of
bow I am running, I can regulate my paca
accordingly. B tides tbe excellent iiractice
which this give in "judging" pace, there is
no better way of developing those qualities
which are need id for success lu racing.
Walter C Dotuu In Harper's Young Feople.
Cbewlag Css a ttoea tm DeatUts.
"Wben cbewia g gum waa invented." said a
romineot spaciJust. "an inestimable boon
was conferred ca dentists. Tbe gum does
slean tba teeth, tt is true, but ft pulls the
plugs out of theak That M why the dentists
iikeitso. The b rookiyn man who has mad
a fortune out of lowing gum was trying to
discover in tbe j lio of the Mexican tree ha
now uses for thi gum a substitute for India
rubber. His sub itute was a failure. Boms
tody gave him tbe -idea of providins- Idle
Jaws with somst king to chew on, and lo, it
all turned to to Sew York Herald.
FOCU GIRL BACHELORS.
GLIMPSE AT THEIR CHARMING
HOME IN NEW YORK CITY.
They All Work, and Spend Their Incomes
la a Ca-ope retire Way PrevWawa Mads
te Meet the Peewllar Tastes of Each
Member of the Quartet,
Yea, there is such a person as a girl bachelor.
and she is not aa old maid either. She is an
independent American young woman with
the stars and stripes fluttering In her direct,
boo est glance, and she prefers freedom and
the sense of ownership in ber own fireside to
anything else in life.
Here follows tbe true story of four girl
bachelors who for good or ill pitched their
"How do you do! ItS awfully good of von
to run in in this friendly way to see bow our
new housekeeping gets on. Sit down here by
this window. Isn't that roof top view de
lightful I That only comes to those w ho live
near the sky, "like sparrows amid the spires,'
ami that, of course," with a contradictory
shrug, "was our only reason for taking the
top noor when we might have had the first.
Now look about you and tell me how you
After this breathless Invitation I gazed si
lently at everything in the place for a few
moments and had to admit that I liked it
very much so much, in fact, that a secret,
envious yearning burned withiu me to flee
then and there from dull, conventional
gnsives, as Christian did from the Oty of
Destruction, and be also a girl bachelor.
happy, securely poised and sufficient uuto
imagine a large, square room in a corner
house on an uptown street, oue side facing
Broadway. It was so high up your lest
friend or the man who owe! you that long
outstanding bill might go down that noisy
tnoroiigniare and you could uot distinguish
bun by features, walk or clothes. There
was a vista of acres of sky in tender evening
tints; of steeples and waving Bags on the
higher buildings; of chimneys and roof tops
a little lower down, and far below street
lamps and electric lights like strings of bril
liants crossing at the corners and giving the
gray, twilit streets a fairylike glinimcr. So
much for the view.
This large room, the assembling place of
the four girl bachelors, was eloquent of four
un a rep covered divan, in one corner,
among a sea of sateen pillows, lay a banjo,
aa if a musician had just thrown it down.
But I knew it was Folly's and that she had
placed it there simply for the effect. I could
fancy ber, her blonde head on one side, study
ing mat pai t lcuiar corner and puzzling her
brains for something else to give it an extra,
supenestbetic touch. On tbe wall above it
about thirty small, unframed etchings were
lacked la rows, up and down, haphazard.
Another corner showed a deep bamboo
rocker, a quantity of books and a dainty
cnerry desk containing every new knick
knack for writing.
On tbe opposite side of the room a work
Iwsket, embroidery frame and square foot
si.su were arranged.
And at the back stood an upright piano.
its top crowded with music sheets Chopin's
waltzes cneck aud jowl w ith the latest comic
Though these four corners typified hobbies
delightful to each of the girl bachelors they
alsi siguilied work, bread ami butter, rent
an.l new gowns, for Polly, who doted on
everything unusual m a room, was an artist.
Her sketches ap;wared regulurly in the illus
trated magazines. Dolly was a newspaper
woman and sent letters on metropolitan fails
ana loioies to out of town paiwrs. Lettv
earned fc a week by designing art embroid
ery tor a big house down town, aud Hetty
was a niuic leacuer.
The floor was covered by a close woven.
variegated matting, with a great navv blue
ana orange rug in me center and a few bear
skins here aud there. Madras curtains grace
fully draped the windows A deep hued au
tumn landscape, in a heavy gilt frame, hung
in a good light. This, by the way, was the
most iinjiortaiit piece of work Folly had ever
done. Mie had named it "W ben Twiliirht
Melts Itenealh tbe Moon Away ." "An Octo
ber Evening," "Where the R.m.1 Winds
Down, etc. But she had never been able to
sell it, and had stopped rechriatening it. It
bad couie to he a joke, but no one dared deny
iu twaiiry, even though the colors were a lit
tle perplex tia.
'Now come and look at the bedrooms. Oue
in pink and white for Lettv and me. becausa
we are brunettes, and tbe other (openin? an
other d.r) iu lilac and white for Polly and
neti v, oecause loey are on tbe blonde order,
and because music loves art, and vice versa.
Well, it looks awfully cosy, but oh, the time
we have had to get straightened: Folly in
sisted on ainting everything she could lay
her hands on w ater lilies ou tbe panel of
that door and dog roses on the ceiling of her
oeuToora. l tremble when I think what tbe
janitor may say. And Lettv has tiers em
broidering everything eofa cushion, doy
lies, tray cloths. Hetty and I did nothing
but get things In order as well as we could
without stumbling over paint brushes and
stepping on needles. It was fort una t my
work could not l used to decorate a room,
unless, as Polly said, I used the leaves of all
my rejected manuscripts for wall paper.
., this Is tbe dining room. You see.
were s a loiaing tied in the corner. That
tor a visitor or lor oue of us when we feel
cranky and must be alone. Polly savs tbe
moods of artistic souls should be respected.
t uai uoyou intuit cut 1 nope we never
will feel cranky in this Jolly little paradise.
Oh, after boarding bouses it is delicious to
have a home. Why, the smell of cooking for
twenty or tniny people used to come up
stairs so we always knew wbat we were go
ing to have and felt as if we'd eaten it before
we went down, in the morning it was tbe
smell of sizzled eggs, st lunch the corned beef
bash or fish balls, at night the roast meat.
onions and sometimes coined beef and cab
bage. That is over with, thank heaven. My
time is my own, so i cook the breakfast on
our little oil stove. We hsve oranges, baked
apples or grapes, egg or loin chops, rolls and
coffee. I order tbe thing, for breakfast over
night, and nave use grooar, who Is just
around the corner, send them In tbe morning.
"Tbe elevator boy, whom we each tip with
a quarter every week, floats serenely up with
them and leaves them outside our door at 7
o'clock. After breakfast a young hired girl
comes in, cluaus tbs place and stays until
lunch is over. We ail manage to be in for
lunch at 2 o'clock, but ws usually go out to
dinner. This is when we "sponge ' on some of
our relatives or friends, but frequently we
are all at liberty to go to a restaurant. What
lots of fun we bava experimenting, and we
catch glimpse, of all (ides of Ufa One night ws
dine at Delmonico, in state; tbe next night, to
ecunomim fur being extravagant, we feed at
an obscure hostelry on upper Sixth avenue.
Or we try tbe Bohemian tack, and have a
table d'hote dinner at one of the Italian or
French restaurants in tbs neighborhood of
Union square. Tba beauty of the arrange
ment is we have no chaperon and no use for
one. A girl's beet protection Is her own fear
less honesty, and the girl bachelor, hsve ad
vanced beyond chaperons" New York Her
ald. Wanted Aa Owner.
There were a dozen passenger on a Broad
way car tbe other rainy day, who noticed a
very Urge, showily dressed man get aboard
at the comer of Seventeenth, lie had a gold
beaded silk umbrella, and be leaned it against
the front door and sat down. When the car got
down to Wall street the Large man suddenly
rose up aud hurried out of the ear itw
thinking of his umbrella. Then human na
ture began to show itself. A young man
with a very loud suit of clothes, changed his
eat from rear to front to get nearer the
prize. A very solid woman with a band
box pushed a boy along to bring herself
nearer. A man on the other side, who had
been very busy with his paper, now folded it
up and fixed his eyes on the umbrella. A
shop girl, who seemed to be out on an errand.
cast covetous eyes, and thought of the swell
the could cut over the other girls If she bad
tnat particular piece of personal property.
An old man with a very prominent noes
finally observed iu subdued tones:
i live next door to Johnson, and I'll re
turn him his umbrella."
"Johnson 1" exclaimed the TOU- ,. i
the loud suit. "Why. that's our auuaruiud-
eot, and, as I am going right to the office,
i u carry it to nun."
Seems to me he's mv trocar, but I won't
be sure of it." remarked tba solid amman
However, I'm an honest woman, and it will
be safe with roe."
"Lawk here!" exclaimed tbs man with the
ou area nice crowd. I must re
mark. I was Just laying low for you. Tbs
gent Is my brother, and I'd like to see some
of yon try to walk off with his umbrella 1"
1 hi, sett led all but the shooiru-L She turned
white and red, moved about uneasily, and
finally decided it .as now or never. Bha aud-
denly rose up, walked to tba end of the car,
nicked up the umbrella, and tiptoed her war
... L J .
sub uwr situ passsa out.
Thank too. mis!"
It was the lat-thowfly dressed man, who
DECEMBER 17, 1889.
was standing on the platform with hi ban3
"Dont mention it:" snapped the girl in
reply, as she turned over the property and
And then everybody chuckled and slapped
himself on the back to think he had been
wise enough to let the umbrella alone. New
The Qneen'e Time Table.
The private time table of the queen' Jour
ney from Wiudsor to Balls ter comprises
thirty elaborate orders, which have been
formally approved by Sir Heury Fonaooby
the instructions for working the royal train
till three pages of fitoiscap, and are headed
by the following notice: "These confidential
instructions must be kept most strictly pri
vate, and must oniy ne communicated to
those persons in tbe service of the company,
w ho, in tbe discharge of their duty, require
to know and act usn them; and those per
sons must not give any iuformntiou whatever
to any one resisH'tiug the hours or other ar-
eangenieiits set forth in these instructions."
i ouug liihes Journal.
A. D. Hucsing, real est Me and instil
ance agent. Office No. 160S Second avi
nuc. Rock Inland.
Tbe Crown dining ball. No. 1708 Sec
on avenue, la now ready to furnish you
the best meal in the city for 2.) cents.
Buy Mercer county coal of E. B. Mo
Kowu at bis new coal yard corner of
Fifteenth street and First avenue.
150,000 to loan on real estate security
in Bums of 300 and upward, at lowest
current rates of interest, without com
mission, E. W. Hurst, Attorney at
law. Rock Island.
odera House, For Sale
On monthly installments by Guyer &
Barth A Babeock, Dentist.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special alten
tion paid to saving the natural teeth and
inserting teeth without plates.
Fourteen dry lots on four years time,
with six percent per annum, to any one
wishing to build this summer.
Surety on Bonds.
Those who are required lo give bonds
in positions or trust, and who desire to
avoid asking friends to become their
sureties, or who may w ish 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, 111.
"I saw a sign this morning, 'Umbrellas
Kecovered. remarked the horse editor
'Well, if the man can really do it," re
plied the snake editor, "he s on the roa
New About Town.
it is the current report about town
that Kemp's Balsam for the throat and
lungs is making some remarkable cures
with people who are troubled with
coughs, sore throat, asthma, bronchitis
and consumption. Any druggist will
give you a trial bottle free of cost. It is
guaranteed to relieve and cure. The
lnjte bottles are 50c and tl .
Texas Sittings: Tm no kicker" is tbe
worst possible recommendation for
young man who wants to join a foot ball
A Witty Customer
went to a drug-store and asked for Sozo-
dont. The storekeeper said, "We're out
of that, but here is something just as
good. Ibe practical customer said
ao you dont. and walked out to a
neighboring store and cot botlle of
Binghampion Leader: When ao intox
tested man stands before a mirror, how
can the mirror indulge in sober reflec
A new idea embraced in Eli's Cream
Balm. Catarrh is cured bv rlesnsin? and
neajmc. not tiv iirvmt en it is n.-,t a
liquid or snuff, but is easily applied into
iuc nostrils, its eneri is magical and
t ill cure tbe worst
cases. Price 50a
It is said that smacking the lips is
vulgar habit. Much depends on whose
lips are smacked.
VTith 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 tbe
bead. It is easily applied into the nos
trils and gives relief with tbe first appli
"You needn't try to play it on me." as
we rue up tbe steeple said to tbe hose
Porzoni's Complexion Powder is uni
versally known and everywhere es
teemed ai the only powder that will im
prove the complexion, eradicate tan.
irecsies and all skin diseases.
When a tn.rno.t .nmun . . lk
after ber riL'htS her husband is nairsllv
..... u , .- i . i j,;ia
it-ii at come wim lis wrongs.
Urav Cases for Anxiety
Exist when tbe kidneys lose tBPif activ
ity. Prompt measures should be taken to
renew it, otherwise Bright's disease, dia
betes, or some other organic trouble, is to
be apprehended as a consequence. Uos
tetter's Stomach Bitters is a most desira
ble diuretic, as its stimulative action upon
these organs never crosses the border line
of safety and merges into irritation, as do
many stimulants used for tbe same pur
pose by tbe careless and uninstructed.
The stimuli of commerce, fiery and un
medicated, are not suitable corrective
ageuia in a case like tbis. They excite
without producing a permanently desira
ble result. The "just medium" between
them and an ineffectual diuretic is the
Bitters, which ls also a specific for ma
larial complaiuts, djspepla, constipation
Boft Coal for Bala
At mV Tard. Corner Of KWenlh alreet
ana tenth avenue, at ten rents per bush
el. rt n iTtKPfkBT
Aug. 30. 1889.
This powder never varies. A msrvel of nnHit
strength sod wnolesoraaees. More economics
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold In
competition w.th tbe multitude of low test, abort
weight alnra or pr pboepbaie powder. AiUisWi
ra co. Rotal Basis, Pownxa Co., 10s tt all
bU N. Y.
TOR SALK VALUABLE PATENT IM-
H""wm on BKwmt, now in operation at
r SSnUbim. U',.rb . V4-S H.milliu, ! PtOlut.
Dreeervea life and limb: for fnll Dortiealatm
to &0BT J. WALKER. Inventor.
SALESMAN WANTED AT ONCK, LOCAL Obi
traveliag ; big pay, strsdy work ; stork war
ranted; quick selling specialties; outfit free: ea
perieace nnaecesaary . 4AMS8 E. WHITNEY.
nsseryman. Kochcster, N. X.
CtALKSMKX WASTED JO SOLICIT FOB
every week; permanent esaptovment guriuteed.
Write at once, before territory taken, stating age.
ts .UAav -Diu, Vv . t . . .
.wAow mm0 tv., .iurago, in.
WANTs-D A5 OIL SALESMAN, ON COM
mission, forth La brieatlng oil trade: ad
areestoTaeDletericbsOd Co., 86 West Wash
ington St.. Chicago. UL
WANTED RELIABLE LOCAL AND TBA V
ellng salesmen; puamous permanent; ,nec
la! mdacesaaala now: fst sllin. .t.,.uZZ
Dont aelsyj salary from the UrU
sum w a bws, a arssrysMa, Oucago, rfl.
STATE OF ILLINOIS, I
In the Circuit Court of said county to the January
Catherine Moore, Samnel W. Lincoln, M. V
Richards. Hans Laue. M. W. Woodford. L. J
Bengtaton. Burton Malcolm, James P. Mont
gomery, Msnhs Thomas, Koallie Coryn,
Ileaira Coryn and Mary J. Macbeth.
W. B. Bui Held, Ren ben Wells, The Unknown
Meirs-ai-lsw of Joel Wells, deceased, Denni
w siren, w linsm A. hoarse, l,surs A. ftonrse,
Jane M. Weatherhrsd. Kllss Babeock. Eunire
L. Mill, Louisa J. Bryant and Autonelte Henry
in t nancery.
Affidavit of I he non-residence of the said W. B.
Bnrfleld. Reuben Wells and Lxinisa J. Rrrant. and
that the heir, at law of Joel Well,, deceased, are
nnsnown ana m,ue parties as the nnknown nrlrs
at law of Joel Wells, deceased, having been Sled
In the clerk's office of ihe circuit eonrt of Rock
Islsnd county, stale of Illinois, notice I therefore
nereoy given to the said non-resident defendants,
that the rotnDlainsnt filed their hill of romn sini
In ssld contt . n the chancery s'de thereof on the
mn uay oi itovrmaer, lssn, srul that I hereupon
summons Issued ont of sa'd conrt. wherein ..1,1
sail I, now pending, returnable on the first Mon-
oay in ine mouin oi January next, as is by law
Now. unless von. Ihe asid nntMiiiMt
danls shove named, snd the unknown h-1r at law
of Joel Wells, deceased, shall personally be and
appear before ssld circuit conrt on the first day
of the next May term thereof, to be holder, at Hock
Island in and for , aid county, oa tbe first Mon-
oay in may next, and plead, answer or de
mur to the said enmnlsinsnl's Kill nf
and the same and the msiter, snd thing, there
in charged and stated will be taken ss con
fessed. snd s decree entered sgainst yon arcord-
' ,r.i-r oi sniu mil.
Buck Island, 111.. December, IS. I.
KO. W. l AMBLE.
t,te.k nf f 'ircnlt C,,
W. R. Moons AsDGuria ASwsissr, SMidiora
COMFORTABLE svnd ELEGANT;
For Sale by Leadlnc Dealers.
UTd Solely by WS. BASSES, Troy.H.Y
J. M. HKAKDSLEY,
I TTORNKT AT LAW-Offles with t. T.
Lwurtliy, 1715 Second Avenaa.
1 TTCRNET AT LAW. OfBca In Hoefe t,
A National Bank Building, Hock Island, Di.
B. B). SWSXSBT. a. Sj,
SVTEEJCET A WALTER,
ATTORNEYS AND COCNSKLIORS AT LAW
Omee in Bengstoa's bloek, K-K Island, IB.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW Loan, ssoaeye
eearitv, makes collecttn-.s. Reference,
ll A Lynda, baukers. office la Postoffles
THE DAILY ARtiCS.
FOR SALE EVERY EVENINQ si Crate ptea'B
New, Stand. Five seats pevciny.
I. S. SI DURE WAN',
ARrTITTEtT ANOSCPKRINTENDENT Msta
office ( inc.n'HU. Ohio; Branch office over
first Nation d Bank, Rock Island. fll ly
ST. Ll'kE'S COTTAGE HOSPITAL,
N THIRD AVENUE, between Tenth ana
Eleventh streets. feb 14-tf
WM. 0. KULP. D. D. S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Room, tt, fl, t and 9,
Take Elevator. DAVENrORT, IA.
2205 FOURTH AVE.
Opposite the Catholic church, has a
full line of
Christmas Candles, Toys,
of every description, cheap.
Clmstmas Trees, Decora
HAS PURCIIASKD TUK
and has removed to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
tyHe solicits the trade long enjoyed
by his predecessor and as many new
customers aa wish to favor him with
Brownson ilie Halter,
Seeon 1 and Main Street, Davenport Iowa,
IIEADO.UARTERS F' R
Fur Muffs and Boas
AT B01T0M PRICKS.
THIS PAPER t
may be ftmnl en
n o at ur.u. r.
Kmnm adtcktuiko Srtui I0 Spruce
btieet), where adver
tiauur contract, may
be tat it la
The flist coal chipped into this market
from Mercer county wst from the mines
ot It. tt. i-llis in the fall of 1886, and
hence given the name it still bears. It is
well known to be tbe best sold in the
market, and other merchant have adop.
ted tbe same name and offering an in
ferior article for tbe genuine. Don't be
deceived, but buy 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
the market selling tbe old and genuine
article. Telephone lt36.
sal Mti oi thin in ih,
care o tumorrbo-a and
uleei. 1 imarribeiiand
feel sal. in rveuuimenr;
ins It I'. all stiRVrcrs. .
Dee tar. Ill
THICK. SI. ext.
fold br lirusKials.
WEAK ME N l KSrfJS
Etkftnc 6ft ASwutftsVT
I.t lafAHf st J V.i-. kuu V. a. 1
GfAa Ii-t.vJUrU' fi orvs bsrtw VM lwl.,B.rl
tl u. I.Srvso i-..tal:. S.tl Matui,ir; mim m
Elect Co. IP.LtS-7le,t"ca'i
FOR r.lEfJ QfJLY!
CUBE -pr- i
, tmSw, mm fis.nl. .
hoatpUysadaeatlyexecatedby the aaaos Jos
asteatioa paid w CauereUl wotk
1. .tr- l
ifc 1, Bo-ssai AMNID tkaH, K mZmZmYl t?L
Wssie, Asa 41 au.
SSkll Ssw. Mtoa
Our establishment is getting too small for our raj.iai
growing business and we have decided to ?
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov
20tli to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below cost. This is not a sham-sale but a Tmiia
fide sale, 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, I A.
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he mates his suits up in the latest Btyles.
HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
Adams Wall Paper Co,,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers.
3(X) Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
CirPainUng. Graining and Paper Hanging.
OIMICK BLOCK. Twentieth Street,
near Third Avenue.
E. C. Hoppe,
ISTo. I8O8 Second Vv;.,
Rock Island, IU.
An kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jobbing done on short
notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and shop 1412 Fourth ave., ROCIv ISLAN I, ILL.
TI VOLI SALOON-"
Second Avenue, opposite U&rper Ilouse. The choicest imported
WINES jVISTD LIQTJOHS.
Imported and Key West Cigars, a specialty.
J. M. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
Ask your Greoar for
"sswlalUes: TV, Christy fTtTIl i
H. D. FOLSOM.
NOW IS YOUR TIME.
Just received another Invoice of FALL GOOM at tf X, TViW ib
liahment. and willaell 85 pe, real rarr thaa aa s,vsVaat Urtw
tbe ctty . Call and examine Ihe st.va tavfore rsirvi.av.r.i
A. M. WALSH,
4W Rradf Wssei, tVvvMi, la.
ON L.Y SQ.OO DOZKIST.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA rnOTOURAPHIC STUDIO,
ana have aasa ot ta
IIAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist
No. 1722, Second ave Qayford old atadio, over McCabe's.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Offlc and Shop Corner Seventeenth St.
ana tsevenui Avenue,
-All Unas ti Artistic Irerk a
Opp. Harper House,
DAILY III3 8TOCK OF-
DAVIS & CO.,
A eoDi'lct stock of
F1pe, Brass Goods, Packing,
I ose, Fire Brick. Etc.
eei, A rents for
DEANE STEAM PUMPS,
Am SIUHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
We gnaru tee every one perfect, sb will send Cnps,
TacLty day's trial, to rerpouibi, parties.
Safety Ht-ating Boilers, and Contrac
tors fir furnishing and laying
Wair, Gas and Sewer Pijn?.
1712 First Avr,
Rock Island, Illinois.
T lepbons 11 VS. Re,:dcnee Telephone 100.
Rock Island, 111.
OUIU1 ABO BiKsTtTS.
TVef are beat.
RCC ISLAND, ILL.
No. 1707 Second avenue, Rock Island.
nuast amwltiaa a, it..
: : Rock Island.
plan snd esthsi
Ate for all kinds of building