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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 18, 1889.
i:vcrt7inaiiKiirateil in nock Island.
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Ter shown and to start them we will
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linery Tumblers ,')C
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PosTorricx Block, Book Island.
A Story of American Frontier
By Capw CHARLES ma, U.&A,
Author ofTht ColmT$ DauQhtrr,' -From
the Rank;' "Th OerUr," Do.
Copyrighted f hr J. ft Upplncott (Kn(oj.
ItuliuMphia, aod publUbed by npiwlal imago
Dent through tlt Aiiwrtcsa I'm AMut-iialna
ES. certainly rery prx'ttv
now. It's niii Ii a pity tbat
KiiKlihwoin-n prow coarse
nnd atout and nil fared so
very xn aftT tln-y are marrittl." The
speaker wan Mrs. liclkn.ip, and her soft
voice v.-n tuned to a pitch of almost
pathetic rept. They were talking of
Mise Maithind. who had just Ix-cn as
sisted to her saddle by the colom l, and
now, followed by the faithful Grigpa
and escorted by Cnpt. Striker, was rid
ing away homeward after a trit f call at
the Mist. l,rt lCtxssiUr, once m hum
drum and placid and "stupd," as the
ludifs t.Tin. U it, aj bet'n ibe vortex of
sensations for a whole fortnight, and
one excitement had troddi-n on I lie heels
of another with such rapidity that people
were growing weary.
Perhaps the happiest man in garrison
was Capt. Stryker; he had re vised to be
lieve in the guilt of Sergt. (i; nne wiien
Capt. Wayne came to him to say that
there were men in his troop who openly
accused the sergeant of having that cher
ished seal rinij secreted in his chest. So
confident was he that he hud gone with
the captain und Sir. Farnham to the
stulili's and there told Gwynneof the
charge a-:iin-t him. Cwynue flushed
hotly, ii. nie.1 (he truth of the fctory, but
hesitated w hen askol if lie would allow
his chest to lie- searched. Thw was quick
ly noted by Wayne and K.irnhaui, and
tho (utrch was insisted upon, (iwvnne
then siid there were a few items in that
chest which he ullowed no one to see; he
phvlged his soldier word that they were
nothing but a paper or two, some little
photographs and a lxHk. Tliese he asked
permission t-o remove first; then they
might search. Hut Wayne 6tcrnly re
fused. The -rgeaiit turned very white,
set his lips, and hesitated still, until hit
own captain smke; then he surrendered
Wayne and Farnham beat over the
c hest while the troop first setgeaut rapid
It turned over the clothing, books, etc.,
with tremliluig hands. Therf was a little
compartment at one side, in which were
lying some small items a pocket Com
pass, a peo'-il duo, some keys, a lorkut
and a neck chain, and, anion? these.
something wrapped in tissue najier. Thi
was handed to (.apt. Wayne, who un
rolled the pupor.aud there v.-nsa maasira
seal ring. A crest was cut in the stone,
and, taking it to the light. Wayne w as
able to make out the motto, yuo.l sur
um volo videro." It was the rinz Mait-
Und had lost.
Stryker hsjked wonderim;lv at his ser
geant, who stood there as though petri
fied w ith amaze and consternation, tal
us death, and unahlo to skv a word.
Asked to explain the inattt . l e could
only shake his head, aud, aer aw hile,
liojirsely muttere,!, ! know nothing
alxmt it. I never placed it there."
"Do you mean to tell me viu never saw-
it U-fort-r' aUed Wayne, stem! v. And
Gwy uue was silent.
Is this the first time vou ever saw it.
I say?" repeated the cuptaiu angrily.
o, sir; I have seen it lief ore," wu
lhen you must have I;uown Iwu
stolen, an 1 you have connived at its con
cealment." was Waynes triumphant
conclusion; and on the report of his offi
cers Col. P.rainard had noal:ernalive Mit
to order Uwyunc's close nrrest. OtiIt
Stryker 'snpjs-al and guarantee saved the
sergeant from confinement in the guard
The next sensation was the sizht of
Dr. Quin galloping back to the post like
mad and bolting uncereiupniouslT into
the colonels gate. Then Stryker was
sent for, and ttethre officers held an
excited conversation. The a flic orderlT
went at a run over to the ouarters, and
in five niiriutes Sergt. Gwvutie, erect as
ever and dressed w ith scrupulous care,
looking anything but like a guilty man.
was seen crossing the parudr towards hit
coloue.'s house. The men sirarmed out
ou the porches as the tidings went from
hp to lip, aud some of the Irish troopers
in Wayne' ooruputiy were retnarkecl mm
being oJ.lly eana. Jual what took
plae during that interview none could
tell, hut iu ten minutes the news was fly
ing around the garrison that Senrt.
Gwynue was released from arrest, and
in less than half an hour, to the wonder
ment of evervUxly, ho was seen riding
away towards Iiunraven with Ir. Vuin,
and for two days more did m.t reappear
But when the story flashe 1 from house
to house about the garrison that Sergt.
G Wynne was not Sergt. (is time at all,
but Mr. Atvhihal 1 Wyndhair 'jin Mait
land, late of her majesty's th Lancers,
the only surviving son of the invalid
owner of Dunravan Ranch and other
valuahle properties, the amaze nniount
ed to stupefaction. It was known that
old Mr. Maitlnnd lay desMTately weak
and ill the day that Quin the doctor
came riding liack. All manuer of stories
were told regarding the afTerting na
ture of the interview ii which th
long lost son was restored to his over
joyed father, but, like most stories, they
were purely theolTspriiiKof imagination,
for at that interview oul.r three were
present: Gladys led her brother to the
room and closed the dir, w hile good
Mrs. Cowan stood weeping for joy down
the long corridor, and Dr. tjuin blinked
his eyes and fussed and fidgettsl and
strode around Terry's rmtu w ith his
hamls in his xckets, exploding every
now nnd then into sudden comment on
tlie romantic nature of the Mtuatiou and
the idiocy of hoiuo h-o,,. there at Roa
siter. "joy dix-s not ktl," he said;
"Mailland would have been a dead man
by the end of the week btit for this; it
w ill give him a new lease of life."
And it did. Though the ftiioe wai
feeble and flickering, it wait fanned by a
joy unutterable. The 1kt whom the
stricken father believed his stubborn
pride and condemnation had driven to
despair aud suicide was n-tored to him
in the prime of manly strength, all ten
derness, all forgiveness, and Maitland't
whole heart went up in thanksgiving.
He begged that Hrainard and Stryker
would come to him. that he might thank
them for their faith In his aon: he bade
the doctor say to Terry that the moment
be could lie lifted from Ida lied he would
come to clasp his hands nnd bless him
for being a far better friec4 to his aon
than ho had been a father.
The sergeant's return to the post wat
the signal for a general turnout on the
part of the men, all of whom were curi
ous to see how he would appear now that
his Identity was established. Of course,
his late assailant could not Join In the
crowd that thronged about him, but they
listened with eagerness to everything
that was told. "He was just the sam.
m evei," said all accounts. He had
fever len intimate with any of them.
but atw is friendly and kind. One thing
went to a rounds like lightning.
Von 11 begetting your discharge now.
sergeant" said lira. Reed, the voluble
wife of the leader of the band, "and
taking up your residence at the ranch. I
suppose Of course the British minister
can get it for you In a minute."
"Not a bit of it, Mrs. Reed," was the
laughin ; answer. "I enlisted to serve
Uncle Sim five years, and he's been too
good a f nend to me to turn from,
shall set ve out my time with the th.
And the sergeant was true to his word.
If old S'aitland could have prevailed, an
application for hia son's discharge would
have gone to Washington; but this the
soldier iositively forbade. He had eight
months still to serve, and he meant to
carry out his contract to the letter.
Stryker offered him a furlough, and
Qwynnx thankfully took a week, that
he mig) t lie by his father's side and help
nurse I im to better health. "By that
time, to, the garrison will have grown
a little more accustomed to it, sir, and
I wifl have less embarrassment in going
on wim my work.
Two lays before his return to duty
there came a modified sensation in the
shae f the report that a trooper of
Wayne i company liad deserted. He
was a a an who had borne a bad reputa
tlon as a turbulent, mischief making
fellow, nnd when Sergt. Leary heard of
bisgoinliewas in a state of wild ex
citemen He begged to be allowed to
see his t aptain, and to him he confessed
that on of his little party of three had
seen th ring drop from Mr. Maitland'a
finger the night of the Bret visit to Dun
raven, t ad managed to pick it up and
carry it away in the confusion, and had
shown i; to his friend in Wayne's troop
when tiey got back. The Latter per
suaded him to let him take it. as the
lockers of the men who were at Dun
raven w ere sure, he said, to be searched.
It was known that he had a grudge
against Uwynne; he w as one of the men
who wai to have gone to the ranch the
night t icy purposed riding down and
challem. ing the Englishmen to come out
and hgl t, but had unaccountably failed
at the lst moment. They believed that
he had chosen that night to hide the
ring in the sergeant's chest: he could
ea-sily I ave entered through the wia
dow. A id this explanation the only one
ever ma le liecame at once accepted as
the true one throughout the earrison.
Durinj the week of his furlough the
sergeant found time to spend many hours
by the tedside of Lieut. Terry, w ho was
rapidly recovering, an 1 who by the end
oi the w eelt had lieen lifted into an easy
invalid ?hair and w heeled in to see Mr.
Muitlan-1. When not with Mr. Terry,
the yoi ng trooper's tongue was ever
wagginj. in his praise. He knew many
a tine otticer and gallant gentleman in
the sert ice of the old couutry, he said,
and he a Inured many a captain and sub
altern in that of his adopted land, but
the first one to whom he "warmed" the
first oik to win his affection was the
young c.ivalryman w ho had met hia pain'
ful wound in their defense. Old Main
land listened to it all eagerly he had
already given orders that the finest thor
oughbre 1 at Dunraven should be Terry's
the mon ent he was able to mount again
ana new as constantly revolving in mind
how he could show his appreciation of
the onio n who had befriended his aon.
Mrs. C an, too, never tired of hearing
i erry s iraises, and eagerly questioned
w hen the narrator flagged. There was
another absorbed auditor, who never
question si and who listened with down
cast eye. It was she who seldom came
near Terry during his convalescence, site
who startled and astonished the young
leilow Im yond measure, the dav the am
balance nie dow n to drive him back to
the fort, by withdrawing the hand h
had iiuj ulsively seized when at last she
apjieareo to bid lum adieu, aud cutting
short his eager words with "Mrs. Belknap
win contoie you, l dare sav, and ab
ruptly le tving the room.
Poor Ned: In dire distress and per
plexity Le was driven back to Iiossiter.
and that very evening he did a most sen
sible and fortunate thing; he told Mrs.
Sprague ill about it; and, instead of con
doling w th him and bidding him strive
to be tt lent and aavmg that all would
come right in time, the little woman's
kind eyet shone with delight, her cheeks
flushed with genuine pleasure; she fairly
lrauK iijui uer cuair, and danced up
and dow i and chipped her hands and
laughed with glee, and then, when Terry
ruef ully i.sked her if that was the eym-
aiuy ne nau, a right to expect from her.
she only laughed the more, and at last
broke fur :ii with:
"Oh, y.m great, stupid, silly boy! Vou
ought to lie wild with happiness. Can't
you see she jealous?"
And tho very next day she had a long
mot wim ur. vuin, wnose visits to Dun
raven sti 1 continued; and one bright
afternoon w hen Gladys Maitlaud rode up
to tue lor to return calls, she managed
to have quite a chat with her, despite the
fact that vlrs. Belknap showed a strong
desire to accompany that fair English
girl in all three of her visits. In this
effort, to, the diplomat 10 services of
lit. Htrj kcr proved rather too much
for the l auty of the garrison. Waa It
possible tliat Mrs. Sprague had enlisted
him also ia the good cause? Certain it
is that th i dark featured captain was
Miss Mainland's escort aa aha left, tho
garrison, and that it was with the con
sciousness of impending defeat that Mrs.
Belknap give utterance to the opening
sentence cf this chapter; Mr. Terry had
distinctly avoided her ever since his re
turn. One lov ely evening late in May Mr.
Terry was taking his first ride on the
new horse, a splendid bay and a perfect
match for Gladys Maitland's favorite
mount. Already had this circumstance
excited sn.iling comment in the garrison;
but if the young man himself had noted
the close reae nblance it conveyed no
blissful a igury. Everybody remarked
that he ha 1 hist much of his old buoy
ancy and ife. and it must be confessed
lie was no. I king either blithe or well.
Parke had suggested riding with him
an i-vita ion which Perry treated so
coldly tha. the junior stopped to think a
moment, i nd began to see through the
diuation; aud so Mr. Perry was suffered
to set forth aloue that eveuuig. and no
one waa si rpriscd when, after going out
of the wet gate as though bent on rid
ing up the Monee, he vas presently seen
to have miide the circuit of the post and
was slowly cantering down towards the
lower valley. Out on the eastern prairie
another h irsemau could be seen, and
presently the two came together. Col.
Brainard -ook down his binocular and
gazed out i.'ter them.
"Idecla e." said li-s, ' those two fig
ures are i-o much alike I cannot tell
which of them is Periy."
"Then the other ia Sergt. Gwynne, col
onel," aaid Stryker, quietly. "Put him
iu our uniform, and i; would indeed be
hard to tel the two figures apart. Mr.
Maitland told me last xeek that that waa
what so stid-tled and struck him the first
time heaa v Perry."
"How in Mr. Maitland now, do you
"He get no better. After th. first
week of j y and thanksgiving over hia
boy's rent ralion to him, the malady
seemed to ieassert itself. Dunraven will
have a new master by winter, 1 fancy."
Th. colo tel wasailent a moment. Then
he suddenly asked:
"By the way, how was it that Gwynne
wasn't dn wned? I never understood
"He nev -r meant to be," aaid Stryker.
"He told Perry all about it. H. waa
ruined, he thought, in lis profession and in
hisown cot ntrj, and La inew his father's
inexorable pride; so Tie simply decided to
put an end to Archie Maitland and start
a new life for himself. He wrote hia
letters and arranged his property with
that view, and he called th. steward to
enable him to swear h. waa in hia state
room after the steamer weighed anchor.
Then in a jiffy he was over the aid. in
the darkness; it was flood tide and he was
an expert swimmer; be reached a coast-
f-mg reasel lying near: he had monev.
nought his passage to France, after a
few days at Cape Town, and then came
to America and enlisted. He got a con
fession out of one of their irregulars who
waa with him. Perry says, and that waa
one of the papers he was guarding so
jeaiousiy. He had given others to Perry
mat very night,"
"They eeemed to take to each other
like brother from the start," aaid the
colonel, with a quiet smile.
"Just about," answored Capt, Strvker.
Meantime, Perry and Sergt. Gwynne
have been riding slowly down the valleT.
Night has come upon Dunraven by the
hour they reach the northern gate no
longer closed against them and as they
near tne nouse rerry slowly dismounts.
"I II take the horses to the stable myself
I want to," aays his trooper friend, and
for the second time the young officer
stands upon the veranda at the doorway
then holds his hand as he hears again the
oft melody of the piano floating out
upon Ihe still night air. Slowly and not
without pain he walks around to the east
front, striving to move with noiseless
steps. At last he stands by the open
casement, just where he had paused in
surprise that night a month agone. and
slowly drawing aside one heavy fold of
curtain, gazes longingly in at Gladys
Maitland, seated there at the piano, just
where he first saw her lovely face and
Presently, under the soft touch of her
fingers, a sweet, famil-ar melody comes
rippling forth. He remembers it ia
etantly ; it is the same he beard the night
of his first visit that exquisite "Spring
song or Mendelssohn s and he listens.
speU bound. AU of a sudden the sweet
strains are broken off, the music ceases
she has thrown herself forward, bowed
her queenly head upon her arms, and,
leaning over the keyboard, her form is
shaken by a storm of passionate tears.
Perry hurls aside the sheltering curtain
and limps rapidly across the soft and
noiseless rug. She never dreams of his
presence until, close at her fide, a voice
she has learned to know and know well
a voice tremulous with love, sympathy
and yearning murmurs only her name.
"Gladys," ami. starting up, she looks
one instant into Ins longing eves.
Sergt, "Gwynne" Maitland, lifting the
heavy portiere a moment later, Btops
snort at the entrance, gazes one second
at the picturesque scene at the piano,
drojis the portiere, and vanishes, unno-
Things seemed changed at Dunraven of
late years. The th are still at Rossiter.
so is Ueut, Terry. It may be the climate
or association with an American sister
hood, or who knows? perhaps some
liody has told her of Mrs. lielkoap's pre-
uicnon. isit sirs, ferry has not yet begun
to grow coarso, red faced or stout. She
is wonderfully popular with the ladies of
the th. and has found warm friends
among them, but Mrs. Sprague of the in
fan try is the w oman she particularly fan
cies, and her gruff old kinsman Dr. Quin
is ever a welcome guest at their fireside.
It was he, she told her husband long
alter, wnoumnd the mischief Mrs. Bel
knap had been able lo sow in one brief
conversation. "I've known that young
woman ever since she wore pinafores.
Gladys. She has some good points, too.
but her one idiosyncrasy is that everv
man she meets should bow down to and
worship her. She is an Alexander in ict-
ticoats, sighing for new worlds to con
and what she can't forgive in Ned Perry
is that he simply did not fall in love with
her as she thought he had."
Down at Dunraven the gates are gone.
tne ooors are very hospitably open.
Ewen is still manager de jure, but young
Mr. Maitland, the proprieter. is manager
ae racto. and, though there is constant
going and coming between the fort and
the ranch, and the officers of the th
ride in there at all hours, what tnnkoa
the ranchman so popu'.ar among the rank
and hie is the fact that Sere-t, "lirmni, "
as they still call him, has a warm place
in uib man lor one ana ail, and eTery
vetLr wnen me uate oi nis enlistment in
the th comes round he gives a barbecue
dinner to the men, whereat there are
feasting and drinking of healths and
song and speech making, and Leary and
Donovan and even the recreant Kelly
are apt to be boisterously nrominent nn
such occasions, but blissfully so for
there hasn't lieen a shindy of any kind
since their old comrade stepped into his
possessions at uunraven Hanch.
A Dnda Jio Mora.
Not Ion? aj?o a certAln vnnnir mm t,. I
cadon to spend Sunday with a friend on toe
soutn sida. Me was a guest on short notice,
and whi be awoke on Sunday morning he
discovered to his dismay that be had no clean
collar. As his host wanted to get shaved at
a barber shop on a business street near by,
his guest said be would tanmniir l im
see if he could not buy a collar. On their
way inev rttssea ma nouaa nr a cm,., n,.
ried man who for vrmrm h - ,i..
to the Brat circle. "Where are vou going r
n asaeo. 1 ae boat replied that be was going
to a abave, and bla aMet answered that
he waa going to boy a collar. "What size do
you wearf asked the alleged dude. The
gutrni repueu mat a sixteen collar would
about fit him. "Holil on " ,! ,. -i
dude; "I have one, I think," and fa went
imo uw nou. Bald th guest: "I remesa
bared the collars b used to wear; they were
about fix inches hii-h I mi IX.i t.. .
few minutes because I feared h would bring
me on or those neck breaker, and I knew
that if he did I would be obliged to wear it,
but ha ranw tint with m .1. -
and 1 aecepted it with thank. However,
those few moments of waiting kept ma in
awful suspense. Vou know my modest tastes,
and what would I ever do with a collar Which
could be used aa ear muffs? Since tbe young
man married he is no dude." Chiirn n.
U ami ao lag Bird.
Eumminff hirili.nimnfliMl iw l. A :
can continent, including tb West Indie.
Although nearlv Ironical In tl.ir .li-ti-ii.,,.
ttoo, some few hardy species extend upwards
on the slopes of th Great Andes to th vary
region of eternal mow. Thm u ,
doubt tbat tbey ar insect eaters, although
luej aiau uw very largely to nectar Dower.
There are nearlT 4UU himcLm nf ha .
of ornithology" known to th naturalise Mr.
""i uug oi id vervain bumming
bird, which la found in Jamaica, aays: "I
have sumetiinea wate bed. with mm-h rf-H-ht
tho evolutions of this httl apeciet at tb
moringa tree. When only one ii pr-eant, be
Pursue the round of th blosanma anlnrlv
nough, sucking aa he goes, and now and
anon sitting quietly on a twig. Bat if two
ar about th tree, on will fly off, and, sus
pending himself la tb air a few yards dis
tant, tb other rn eamit.lv Wm nr hi
and then, without touching each other, they
upwarua, wuu a strong rustling of
wing, narhana fur MO faat Tkm tt.-
rata, and each abuots diagonally towards tb
ground, like a ball from a rifle, and, wheel
ing round, come up to th blossom again,
and sucks and sucks as If It had not moved
away at all. "Montreal Star.
A la rlt Waat.
Able Editor Want a noiirlnn J. lv .r
Understand th tariff question!
Applicant Una to tell th truth, I dout
know anything about th tariff.
an you laminar with internatkaud lawf
"No; cant say that I am."
"HaV TOU followed On thinrlm. A rnnan
and polar exploration, and have you all tb
localitiea at Tour Innr nU th.t
could writ column after column on the sub-
jett witoout exhausting yourself I"
"I I never took aji-r intaraat Im -u,,h
"Are you thoroughly familiar with Eng
lish, French, Genua and Russian politics"
"Doot know anythins- about Kniw.
squabble and dout waat to."
"Young man, take that desk there. I
shouldn't wonder if vou enuM mak- .
that sensible people would like to read."
w York Weekly. . .
The Changes of Time.
Washington Irving wrote "Astoria" aa
th guest of John Jacob At or in that gen
tleman t country bouse, opposite Hellgate on
th East river. Tenement houses and fac
tories now cover the site of the estate, which
then, though only about half way up Man
hattan island, was yet far out of town. Ir
ving wrote in delight about ita "pure air.
agreeable scenery, a spacious bouse, profound
quiet and perfect command of my time and
sWf. Tbe consequence is that I have written
more since I have been here than I have ever
don In the same space of time." He would
not be aa well pleased with a visit to th dis
trict now. Charles Astor Bristed, who waa
a grandson of old John Jacob, Inherited this
estate. The future author of "Th Upper
Ten Thousand, then a bey of 14, was, with
hia grandfather, the only resident of the As
tor manor when Pifxirick Knickerbocker
wrote there his immortal puff of the old fur
trader and bis enterprises. Tittslmrg Kill
A. D. Huesing. real estate and insur
ance agent. Otlice No. 1608 Second ave
nue. Rock Island.
Tbe Crown dining hall, No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish you
the best meal in the city for 25 cents.
But Mercer county coal of E. B. Mc
Kown at bis new coal yard corner of
Jr:fteenth street and First avenue.
150,000 to loan on real estate security,
in sums of (300 and upward, at lowest
current rates of interest, without com
mission, E. W. Hurst, Attorney at
law, Kock Island.
Modera Hons For Sal
On monthly installment by Guyer St
Bartb. a Babcoek, Dsntltta.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special atten
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.
Snrety oa Bond.
Those who are required to give bonds
in positions of trust, and who desire to
avoid asking friends to become their
sureties, or who msy wish to relieve
friends from further obligations as bonds
man, should apply to the agent of the
American Surety Co., or New iork.
General Insurance Agent,
Rock Island. 111.
Mwt 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
large bottles are 50c and $1.
Tbe dogs in Birdsboro. Pa , are all
mad. As everybody wants a revolTer.
dealers in weapons are reaping a great
harvest. The citizens have determined
on completely exterminating the canine
A Witty Cnttomer
went to a drug-store and asked for Sozo
dont. The storekeeper said. "We're ont
of that, but here is something just a
gooo.- ine practical customer said
"No you don't," and walked out to i
neighboring store and got a bottle of
A California paper relates tbat after
the recent rainstorm many people of
Angeles Camp, CalaTerat county, got
money enough for their Thanksgiving
dinners by picking up gold in tbe streets
ana in the shallow streams.
A new idea embraced in Ely's Cream
Balm. Catarrh is cured by cleansing and
ueaung, not ny drying vp. it is not a
liquid or snuff, but is easily aonlied into
the nostrils. Iu effect is magical and a
thorough treatment will cure the worst
n . .
bates, i-nce one
The loan Collection of mintinoa orhlh
itedatthe Hebrew Institute fair which
opened in Jew York the other eTening,
is worm f i,mj,i.'ts..
With Ely's Cream Balm a child can lie
treated without pain or dread and with
periect safety. Try the remedy. It
cures catarrh, hay feTer and colds in the
nead. It is easily applied into the nos
trils ana clvr relief with the first appli
cation. Piice 50c.
General Grant' nl.l farm ,...f ...
. , . . - " "
oi. ivouis, nas neen sold, but the log
housebuilt by him in 1857 will be re
moved and preserved as a relic.
Porzoni's Comnlcxion Powder is nni.
versally known and everywhere ea-
miucu aa uic oniy powaer mat win im
prove the complexion, eradicate tao,
freckles and all skin diseases.
f mm a . v as iru T lV.tCU
... r -" ., aV...
nii Bhinninr Kaa . V.
-cr" w-i ui tuc bulls con -
fr-lt I A law 111 a a.3,
Urava Cinufar An-i-iw
Exist when the kid nfT na thjir .oli
ity. Prompt measures should be taken to
renew it, oinerwise Bright s disease, dia
betes, or some other oreanic troiihl tdtr
be apprehended as a consequence. Hos-
tetter's Stomach Rittera ia a mnat rlr.ir..
ble diuretic as its stimulative action upon
inese organs never croasea the border line
of aafety and merer into irritation, as do
wan? aiiinuiama useu tor tne same pur
pose by the careless and uninstructed.
Tbe stimuli of commerce, fiery and un
medicated. are not suiiahlp rrrii.
agents in a case like this. They eicite
witnout producing a permanently desira
ble result. The "iust medium" hotwooi
them and an ineffectual diuretic it the
liitters. which is also a specific for ma
i-riai compiainis, ajspepla, constipation
Soft Coal far Bala
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
auu tntn aTenue. at ten rent ner l,nal
Aug. 30. 1689.
Thl-I t-DW -ll Blka W-4. A es a,. l ta
atranfth and who.ftomarM. Mora tMxmottica
t mi th mHnrj kitH). and cannot be aold in
w-iawuiiv- WIH1 UIC Still ILtlUUTJ aj K r aBf, atOrt
weight alnm or pr plmphat powdtmi. Hotdmtw
aoa. KoTaVL Baku a fuwut. Cq., k WaU
FOR 8ALK VALUABLE PATENT IM
provement oa Elevator. Kow in ownilnn t
tar fiaiahing Work. 5 Hamilton bu, Kb Had.
Fa; preserve, life nd limb; for full ponicnlara
PP"7 to ROUT J. WALKER, iDveator.
SALESMAN WANTED AT ONCE, LOCAL OR
travelina: bia nav. .lead r work; (
ranted: Quirk aeYllnff at.ialtiM. nntfli
perienee Bnneeeenary. JAME E. WHITNBT.
" Muteryman, Kocbeatcr. M. T.
SALESMEN WASTED 10 SOUCIT FOR
oar weli-k-owa W ornery ; food wage paid
every week; pennaneiit enpiovment gar4ntaeL
.. .... -. -- kiiiwt; uulto, siauag aaeu
CHASI BROS' CO.. cLkagoTUL
WANT-D-AN OIL SALESMAN, ON COM
saiwioa. forth. L.brlctlr. ii'.h.Vw S
V7tuJ'KXUABLM -WCAL AND TRAV
r ?t; ec-
BBOVS BKO KaraaryaMB, Chicago, Ti,
STATE OP ILLINOIS. I
ROCS IsLiSD COCHTT, f '
In the Clrcnlt Court of said county to th January
Catherine Moore, Samnel W. Lincoln, M. V.
Richard, Dans Laee, M. W. Woodford, L. J.
Bengtston, Barton Malcolm, James F. Mont
gomery. Martha Thorn, Rollte Oorvn,
Desire Corya aad Mary 4. Macbeth.
W. B. Baifleld, Reuben Well. The rnknown
Heirs4t-lw of Joel Well, deceased, Dennis
Warren, William A. Nonrae, Lsnr A. Noarw,
Jane M. Weatherhead, Eliza Babcoek, Knnic.
h. Mill, Louisa 1. Bryant and Antonett Henry
Affidavit of the non renldenee of the said W. B.
Burlleld, Re a ben Well and Louisa J. Bryant, and
that the beirr at law of Joel Wells, deceased, are
anknowa and made parties aa the anknown heirs
at law of Joel Well, deceased, having been Sled
In the clerk's office of the circuit court of Rock
Island county, state of Illinois, notice is therefore
hereby given to the said non-resident defendants,
that the complainants tied Ibeir bill of eotnp aint
In said court m the cbancery slde thereof on the
17th day of November, 18WI, and that thereupon
summons issued out of sa'd court, wherein said
suit 1 now pending, returnable on the first Mon
day la the month of January next, aa ia by law
Now, unices you. the aaid non-resident defen
dant above named, and the unknown hi ir at law
of Joel Wells, deceased, shall personally be and
appear before said circuit court on the first dy
of the next May term thereof, to be holden at Rock
Island in and for said county, oa th first Mon
day ia May next, and plead, answer or de
mur to the said complainant's bill of complaint
and the same and the matters and things there
in charged and stated will be taken as con
fessed, and a decree entered against yon accord
ing to the prayer of aaid bill.
Rock Island, 111.. December, IS, ls.
GEO. W. AM BLR,
Cle'k of Cirrnit Oonrt.
w. R. Mooas AKDOvTia A Sweeney, Solicitors
COMFORTABLE and ELEGANT,
For Sale by Leading; Dealers.
HTi Solely by VTSL BAXB, Troy.H.Y
J. M. BEAKIrSLEY.
i TTORNKT AT LAW-Offle wit. I, T.
aaworUiy, 1T second A vans.
1 TTORNKT AT LAW. Office la Rar
ANaUoaal Bank Building. Rock Island, DX
a. . awxaaar. o. a.
SVTEEXET k WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COCTNSKLIyORS AT LAW
One la Bengstoa'l tiloea. Rock Island, IB.
TTORNRY8 AT UW Loans asoaey ea mat
asecanKy,iaKescoiiecTior, Kcrer.nce, Mil
u at i.yna., wnaera. omce la roslome .1
THE BAILT ARKCS.
FOR SALE XVRRT EVf NINO at Craaipteo'
News Stand. 11?. eenta per copy.
D. 8. SlIICREMAN,
ARCHITECT ANOSCPKRINTENDENT. Mass
office inc.nrattl, Ohio; Branch office over
first Netional bank. Rock Island. fit ly
8T. LUKE'S COTTAGE HOSPITAL,
! THIRD AVENCI, between Tenth and
Bievenia sTreeta. feb M-tf
WM. 0. KULP. D. D. S.
OFFICE RIMOVID TO
rw St. T, and t.
Take Klev.uir. DAVENPORT, I A.
2305 FOCRTn AVE .
Opposite tbe Catholic church, has a
full line of
Christmas Candles, Toys,
of every description, cheap.
Cbiistrnas Trees, Decora
HAS PURCHASED TUB
and has removed to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
tyllc solicits the trade long enjoyed
by hia predecessor and as many new
customers as wish to favor him with
Browsson the Hatter,
second and Main Street, Davenport Iowa,
Fur Muffs and Boas
AT BOTTOM PRICES.
may he fnnnl oa
Ii o" at GKO. P.
HOWEI.L. A CO'd
Pi wo P
Prmaan l Sproc
rtreetl, where adver
tiaing eontraet may
be niao Sue u ia
The Out coal thinned into this market
from Mercer county waa from the mines
oi K. U. Ellis in tbe fall of 1880. and
hence given tbe name it still bears. It is
well known to he tbe best sold in tbe
market, and other merchants have adop
ted the same name and offering an in
ferior article for the 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 the old and genuine
article. Telephone 1036.
3if O n- aglvrt: uuiv...
sal sau.slactloB In fh
cure of (iuuunbd't and
Uleet. I presenile II and
feci na: e in recfimmt-nt. .
Ins it to all suflereni.
4.J. STOM R. I.n .
I'ltH K. .m.
F.Ai by Uru.Kiati
WE AK ME N JKS2.
Nt-oet SwT.t,wr- Lid in
v, i. ya
t I lib- tTl'jNrW lJ-MUVall
. f-tunua.L'i ai
f rtr. Ity rw-ly u- .11 ers psils rmor-
1 ' uwaaCv oc rt.,?t,t t'n, I. a.
"""''l""W"is.It.(TbM Wont fast, D.r.
'IT' " l-rki-.i.
la AaadM tlactrw Co. lfU$rUatCaiiaai
FOR r.7EN ONLY!
AMtlTIVC Fw LOST arFArt TWO wawnnnn.
Oeaereiaad NFRVnna tiEstTir.
tait aiisiCAi et,(4it.a. .
rresaptly aad aaaUy executed by the Aaaua Job
laTascial attsatMattU to OautareUl ak
' M OlMll
Our establishment is getting too small for our r
growing business and we have decided to 'V
toguln room, and will commence on Wednesday. xov
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below cost. 1 his is not a sham-Bale but a i,lla
fide eale. as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Batter and Gent's Furnishes,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT; I,
J. B, ZIMMER:
13 RECEIVING DAILY HI3 STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and reuienj.
ber that he makes his suits up In the latest styles.
HIS PRICES ARE LOW.
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
KTPainling, Graining and Paper Hanging.
dIMICK BLOCK. Twentieth Street, X) TIJ ill
near Third Avenue. lVOCk ISland, UJ.
F. C. Hoppe,
2S3"o. 1808 Second Avt;.,
Rock Island, III.
AU kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jolibins; d.ne on f hort
notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and ehop 1412 Fourth ave., ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Becond Avenue, opposite Ilarper House. The choicest imported
WINES AND LIQUORS.
Imported and Key West Cigars, a specialty.
J. M. OHBI8TY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MA10F ACTt III Of 0BA9UU A0 BltCtlTt.
Art TOur TOcn ' Tkey are bett
Wsaeelaltlee: TkeChrlaty 1TRIV aa4 Okflaty "WAI-R.''
ifcc island, nx
H. D. FOLSOM,
No. 1707 Second avenue, Kock Island.
now iFyour time.
'a"luLt the New Tailoring eM.o-
lishmeDL and will sell 25 percent che.per than any merchant tailor m
the city. Call and examine tbe stock before purchssini;
A. M. WALSH.
, 430 Brady Street, Davenport. I.
ON LiY S2.00 A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STITDIO,
ana hare aoaia of ta. lata.! noveltie. of the aeon.
- HAKELLER, Proprietor and Artist
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford'a old Btndio, over McCabe's.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder.
Offloe and Shop Corner 3eT.nteenU. Bu
ou oeTenu. Avenue,
aw anws or ArtUUc work a i
Opp. Harper House,
DAVIS & CO..
A oomj lcle stock of
Fipe. Brass Qoodei, Packing,
I ose, Fire Brick. Etc.
Bel A (tenia for
DEANE STEAM PUMPS,
Am. SIcTOT FEED LUBIilCATORl
We i'-n-si te. every cne perfect, sn- . til .rn,1 Onp.
Tt. ty day's trial, tu rtsmMble artir?.
Safety !' atins Boilers, and Contra
to s i. r furnishing and laying
a r, Gas and Sewer Pjje.
1712 First A vie.,
Rock Is'.-.nd, Illinois.
; lanhone 1UH. Re,;.1irce Tclepton 1W.
' . t. i ti J
i i XVOCK ISJallu
fSaloapUo"'" f',J1 of b""1