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THE KOCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER .19, 1889.
M 1 V
TBI GREATEST SAL
i:vcr: Inaugurated in Hoc k Island.
Since buying our immense Line of Holiday Goons the
owners of Postoflice Block have decided to build aud there
being ho vacant stores snitable to our business, we are com
pellel to close out onr entire stock at a great reduc tion.
It oi'khiK Horses, Stirrups Jc Saddle, 3.)c
Shoe Fly Rockers - ;-c
Two Wheeled Carts, - - te
Colored Willow Doll Carriage, - aoc
Hoys Tool Chests from c up to 2.00
Tucb Doll, 2r
Others all prices, sc, lm Si-, 2 V,
a.'c and up.
We Lave tlie finest line of Hi'quc Doll,
ever shown and to start Hit ni we will
make specie! price,;
SUU lock Bisque Ci
'Jul a 4 inch Bisque, kid tmdy l7c
2iH IS inrh. jiintrd t3c
C.l.ireil .to!,. JJuby dull,, Lrwe dolls.
Mn: I dolls. Talklnc dolls. Kicking
This BUck Board 45c
Kilcbtn Seta mare eutimly of Tiu.
Uiotk from lo ceDta up to
Crasdatl Boi 20c and 40o.
Oona from S
From Ho and up.
ill k 4-C";. . ?;"
. - ."-fe- ' 1-.
' - I 1 , v . I
'at - .t ,: 1 1
Spice Cabinets 80c.
From 5Sc up to f :! tn.
Hey TutuWer, r,c
UolileM. Fruit dishrs. ,M,uce (lisliri Ilk-
d zeB ; olbtTi tuci numerous to men
Cup, di! Sucrrs from z up to 1 Si)
etk; Fruit PUte, 8c. in,:, 23c and
31c; Muib tod Miik xt-tn. An,-, 75c and
Dolls' Hisb Chnir 20j.
Skio Hornet all prior,.
PosTorncx Block, Rock Island.
I mnnot mak hr nil mma bark
Tbat uiwhiD of Iuy r.ae.
That iianl to atake till worn cartb
At tuixw, ao (raj a place.
Tli am oVar ryn kwk out at me;
The fratuna ar the aanifi;
But, oh, the amlle la out of thMit,
And I mint be to blaioa.
eVmM4lma I em It itill; t wcat
With br the other dar.
To mart a lung njiwd frimd, anj while
We MIN were on tha wajr.
nr coufltlence la waiting lore
Hrvughl bark fur ne to era,
Tliat oU lime lore light to hrr ryru
That wUl not ahlua for ma.
Tliry tell me money wait, f. me;
The, My I miifht have fame,
I like thote rKawa quite a aril
A other, hke tbONr aania.
tint I rare im4 for what I have
Nr Jiuit for what 1 lark.
Vn tithe a, much aa my heart lonf.
To call that luat li'ht lt
Ciane liark. dear boiiinljeUHUiile,ct)Uibac-k
Atid luto I'Xik drive
All thoughts, and alma, and )fak)us bopce
Thai In thy atrad would thrive.
Who mailt the earth wlltHiut ite aunf
And what ham life fir trie
Thai', worth a thought. If, ax it, price.
It k-avra mt' rottUI of tluy.
Kdaard 8. Martin in ik-ribner'a
AT SKA IN A YAWL
Alut fifty niil.M nNive Sidnoy, Autralia,
an EiiKlisb "iitleiimn nnmoil Howe, a retired
civil olliivr, bail a line place directly on lb
a-a. Thm wan tweiitr-llve year, api, and the
ploi-e may have pael throupli half a dozen
bands Kince. It was a villa or country at
and farm tMmbinei. Howe wax rich, but he
raited fruits, vrgetubles, boy and wool towll,
and be was piu-t owner iu a britf wbicb called
in at Intervals to carry our stnlT away. On
my Brat voyage in with tlii brin tbo pt-ntle-man
took a fancy to me and hirtnl me to work
a-sliore. and 1 bad ln with him throe year,
when tbe litr.-.ing incident I am alout to
relate enme atut.
Howe owneil a pleasure yacht, but as be
feared the M-a be wus wldom useL 'When
bhe went out I had charge of her and could
run her very nicely with the help of a boy.
We also had several row boats, and there was
ararcely a pleasant evening that 1 li,l not
row Mime of t ho family out. There was a
Sue liny in front of the Turin, and unlcs the
weather w-aa very boisterous this water waa
On the evening of Dec. 10, 1 si VI, the brig
cnine Into the bay to loadwi;h cargo, and
he anchored utmost opK)site the lioiiw. She
bad a flue new yawl, in which the captain
came ashore, and it appeared that Howe and
the women folk, were greatly taken w ith it.
Early next morning I u told to get thi,
yawl ready for a sad down the lay to a
muall blimd, where a picnic dinner was to tie
eaten. The (arty, w hen ready to st;rt, con
sist.si of Howe, bu w ife, and an 15 year-old
dauht-r nametl Itt-wie, a miss of 1:1 1 named
Huusome, who was on a visit, and little lien
Howe, w ho was only .1 year, old. Two Indies
from the next farm above were to have gone
with us, but a merciful l'rovidence detained
thetu at home. It w as toueh and go w hether
we (hould timke the trip w ithout them, but
it was decided to co in order not to disap
jioint the young folk. I liu.l C.le.1 tbe water
keg and taken a li; Iiiik'Ii biuret aboard,
and whan we moved away there was Just
breeze enough to fill the nail and jog us
along aluit three miles an hour. A more
perfect morning I never saw, and the oldest
sailor coo 1,1 not hure suspieioiied a change.
We reached the island all right, remained
there until ! o'clock p. in., and then started
f,ir home. At about 1 o'cl.tck the sky hazed
up and the wind died almost away, and a,
the tide would begin to run out at a 1 liecaine
souiewhut anxious. 3Jy sailor experience
warneil me that there would 1 a change of
wind and weuther, and 1 was impatient to
get away. Due trifle aud another detained
tis until the hour named. The jieople enjoyed
themselves inimeusuly, and it waa not for me
to say when we should start, although 1 did
throw out a hint or two that 1 su-vected
change of weuther. All were in g,l spirit,
w hen we finally got away, and as the yawl
was a good sailer she crept along at a fair
speed until the w hid suddenly fed as Cat as
you pleased. We were theu oppiKite the
ocean Inlet, w hieh was a mile broad, aud we
began to drift out with the tide. I had a
pair of oars in the boat, and ilr. Howe took
one and I the other, and we pulled away to
cross the smce. A, be was not a strong man,
and bad bad no practi,-e in rowing, vte made
no gain, and. ti make mutters worse, he lot
hi oar ovei'Umrd and it w as , w e; it a way.
We were three miles from t:,a brig, aud I
was getting ready to h,iist a signal when the
sly darkened up with a ,rt of fog. shutting
us tn, and the wind breezed up directly otT
(bore. Hal it not been for the strong tide I
could have Is-at back into the bar, even in
tbe fog, but I was soon comjt-llcd to tell Mr.
Howe that we were being driftinl and firivou
out to sea. The news at ouee unnerved him,
and bis words and demeanor aU the others,
who began wailiug aud lamenting. Littie
Ben was an exception. He w as not ouly too
young to uudcrslaud the danger, but be en
joyed the norelty of the aituation. ne crept
back to the stern sheets, stood between my
kuees to steady himself, and whisjiered:
1 aha'n't cry, Juck. Uuly I w ish uiy dog
After we had driven over the bar, w hieh
always forms at every bulot, the breeze frwh
ened (till more, and 1 had to run off before
It, although I double reefed the sail. Had I
attempted to tieat back to the const line 1
should have got among the rock and reefs
wbicb lined it for miiea and miies. There
was room in the inlet to beat up ngainvt tbe
tide, but it waa now so dark that I could
hardly seo the bow of the boat, and I bad no
compass and could have run only by danger
ous guewwork. In beading dead out to sea I
expected nothing worse than to have to paa
tlie night on the water, liy morning, at
least, tbe brig would know that we had met
with a piece of ill luck, aud would stand out
to pick us up. And, too, the wind might go
down with the suu or veer to a favorable
quarter. Therefore, while Mr. Howe cursed
hi, foolishness lu ever steeping f,iot into the
yawl, and while the women cowered and
wept, 1 waa encouraged to hoia that avery
UituK ndiclit turn out tor the best.
At 5o'clock by my watch, the face of which
I could hardly x through the gloom, the
wind was blowing topsail breeze and the
sea getting a nasty roll. Every one but my
self became seasick and full to the bottom of
the boat, and for the next three hours I beard
nothing but cries and groan, of distress. The
real darkness Lad come now, and I could not
see ball tbe length of the boat. I bel l her
steady as she went, aud was gratified to find
that she made good work of it and did not
have to lie watched as closely as a larger
boat might. It was about 9 o'clock when Mr.
Howe r,m-d up and crawled aft to me. He
waa in desair, but rulmr than liefure. I
made light of the adventure, predicting that
w, would be back at the farm before noon
next day, and calling bis attention to the
splendid liehavior ot the boat, and after a
little be seemed to have hopes. I suggested
that we have a bite to eat, and he got the
hamper of provisions. U contained wine,
cake, crackers, cheese ami meats, and also
two randies, which had Iweu taken along to
explore a cave hind to be located on the isl
and, but a hieh we did not find. We got a
light, roiued up the others, and after wu hud
broken our fast all felt more cheerful.
Had the women ben of the common sort I
should have known w hat to say to brace them
up, but they were uristiHTats, tender as
spring flowers, aud a bit of hardship wa cal
culated la ujiset em. I made an attempt to
belittle tlie situation, and declared that it w as
nothing but an unpleasant adventure, and
after a bit they all got some courage ami be
gan to lie more hopeful. What worried me
the most was the fact that the wind kept get
ting up strouger and stronger, and by 11
o'clock the yawl wa humming through the
yeast like a man-of-war in a gala. I knew
we were going out into the Indian ocean at
the rate of fifteen miles an hour, and that If
tlie wind belli as it was we'd be at least a hun
dred miles off the shore by sunrise. If it got
up much stronger I'd have to bring the yawl
alsiut bd on, no matter w hat the risk, for
she was now rolling gunwale down aud only
Just keeping ahead of the roller. 1 got tha
women folks to lw down iu the bottom of tha
boat, aud then bad Mr. Howe pass me tbe
ingle oar, apiece of board wlncb little Ben
bad put in, a bit of two by four scantling
w hlch was under a thwart, and a water pail.
White still holding tha yawl dead before tha
wind I tied then together fur a drag, told
Mr. Howe to attach them to tbe boat's
painter, and by midnight was ready to bring
her bead on.
It was time. Tha wind waa now blowing
half a gale, and thera was danger that a fol
lowing sea might break aboard and fill us. I
did not tell him what I pi-opoeed to do, fear
ing ba would becoma nervous and rattla me,
but I quietly waited for tb, right moment,
sent bins to tbe bow to throw out tbe drag,
and when I hauled sheet and put tbe tiller
over 1 could feel my heart In my throat. Sue
bung for a moment, and every soul aboard
screamed oat in terror, but tbe crisis passed,
and a, she settled into a hollow aba was bead
to the gale, an J the oTrag waaTiolding her
thus. I then explained to tbe people that
nothing mor could be done, and that they
might aa wi ll lie down. When tbey were
down I got o it an old oil cloth and covered
them from tl e flying spray as much as possi
ble, and then took my seat amidships to use
tbe bailer. 1 did not rest over five minutes
at a time fiotn midnight to daylight, and
when day fin illy broke and I looked about
me, my bear, was like lead. Tbe gale still
held off shoe, with no sign that it might
change or ab tte, and the ocean around me
waa a boiling caldron. The yawl was riding
like a cork, however, and tbe only water
taken in cam, from tbe wave crests broken
off and hurkd at us by the wind. When tbe
people finallf crawled out I hardly knew
them. All 'vere pale, hollow eyed and de
siiairing, wb le Mr. Howe bad a look upon
his face wbk- ta made me stare at him. It was
a look of mo tal fear and desperation, and 1
realized that his mind was going. The poor
women did at seem to notice It, having so
much troub e of their own, but little Ben
did, and be crept over to me and whispered.
"Please, Jclt, but you won't let papa
touch me, will youf
1 began to call out in a cheerful voice that
the gale wa, abating, aud that we were all
right, but Howe only looked at me in a cun
uiug, crafty way, as if he meditated some
trick. I got out tlie provisions, roused up
the women, nnd forced them to sip tbe wine
and eat a litt le. The gentleman refused to par
take with us and by and by the women
began to n tice his strange actions. This
brought alsiut a climax. I saw him looking
steadfastly a; his wife, and I carefully moved
nearer to hei. One of the girl, changed her
position furt ler aft, fearing that a struggle
was aliout ti take place, and I turned and
extended my hand to steady her. A, I did
so Howe ut ered a sort ot scream, sprang
upon and tjizsl his wife, and, though I
clutched her skirts, the fabric tore, and both
went overlioird and out of sight in an in
stant. Neither one rose to the surface, or, if
they did, tly were far beyond reach. The
sudden and i w f ul tragedy deeply affected us
all, and the i.irls flung themselves down and
could not be roused up again untd afternoon,
lien didn't realize it so deeply, but it was like
a dagger at ny heart to see him sitting with
cloecd eyes i.iid white face, aud his lip, fram
ing the w,.!' of the Lord's prayer now and
At noon he wind and sea began to go
down and tie sky to clear up. Tbe gale had
blowu itself .Hit, and I now considered it only
a question ot time w hen we should sight the
coast. The better state of affairs brought
new life to t le girls, aud I was glad to have
them rouse up and show some signs of life.
A rough ma 1 like me is no real comforter to
one in ditrv , but I did the best I could, aud
finally got tiiem interested iu tbe question of
saving themselves. By & o'clock I got in the
drag, shook ne reef out of the sail, and stood
off ou a sot th west tack, but before I bad
made five in le, the w ind died out entirely
and we wen left tumbling on the last of the
sea. Night aiue ou as mild and balmy as
you phase, the ocean grew quiet, and every
one of us la dow n and slept the whole night
through w it tout a break. 1 was the first up,
and the tuiu iu I saw the sky I groaned in
di'sjiair. It portended a hot day aud a dead
calm, and b-ith followed. Even before break
fust I had ti make a shift to get some shelter
from the bu zing sun, aud w beu I came to
overhaul the provhious my face so betrayed
my feelings that the youuger girl cried out:
"Oh! Jacl;, but what has happened now P
I could Live eaten aud drank ail we had
in five minuu-s. I had not filled the water
keg to its ct pol ity, and even some that I did
put in had 1 ked out by way of tbe bung. 1
had to tell l hem that we must put ourselves
oa allow auc ?, and hardly more than a crumb
at that, but they cheerfully accepted the sit
uation. I a ii not going luto tlie details of
the uext wtck. For seven successive days
we had dead calm or a contrary breeze,
which was of little use to help us beat up.
We spun tb wuter and provision, out for
four days and then we had uotiiiug left,
liy resorting to those exjiedieuu known to
sailors w e ki pt huuger and thirst in abeyance
uuul the ev mug of tbe sixth day. Then the
three w ailed and wept, and 1 took off my
l cowhide slu and cut one Into strips for us
to chew at. There wa, some slight relief,
aud the three only called out in their troubled
sleep a few times. We had only tbe leather
all day of ILe seventh, and on the morning of
the eighth, ilthotigh a favorable breeze was
blowiug, ai l we all felt in better spirits, I
had to cut u: the other shoe. Littie Ben was
Uow reduce to a bundle of boues, and he had
the glassy e; es which go with a fever, while
tbe girls w er a burned and freckled and starved
until I coulu not bear to look at them. Both
were hsiku.j; ahead in a vacant, uncanny
wa), aud Ui n was resting in my arms while
I steered, v ben we ran straight across the
course of a 1 ruder coming up from New Zea
land, and w Te picked up.
Being a young man, and a tough one, it
wasn't a fortnight before I was my old self
again, but t le girls and the boy were down
with fever f r a month or more, and were a
whole year in being restored to health. New
flow I'resli Fish Are Bold at the Cele
brated London Market.
The great gong striking the hour of 5 in
the morning auuounces that the salesmen of
the market are to begin busbies, says tlie
bulletin of the United States fish commis
sion, aud w ,th a burry-amrrying rush they
reach their desks, surrounding which are a
uumber of 1 w benches or tables, nyou wbicb
are placed tl,e fish that are put up at auction,
sold, and sptedily cleared away to give place
for new stt ck, this process being repeated
over and over again untd the sale close.
As fast a- the fish arrive iu Billiugsgata,
after tbe da; 's sale, begin, they are rapidly
dispmed of at auction, the salesmen using
their long at count books instead of a hammer
to knock do vu the goods. One cannot im
agine a uio-e novel sight than can be wit
nessed here in the early morning when busi
ness is at in- full swing, the porters rushing
hither aud 'hither with package, of fish on
their heads, quite regardless of whom tbey
may jostle o- bedaub, for no one stand on
ceremony, a id politeness cannot I observed
in the nn.lsi of a pushing, surging crowd,
every individual of which seems to think
only of the -wsinesa that ba la innsnt upon.
"The only comparison," says Bala, "1 can
find for the ect, the sight and sounds of
the place is a rush a rush bitber and thither
at belter si elter K)ieed, apparently blindly,
apparently vithotit motive, but really with
a business li.;e and engrossing preoccupation
for fish and all things fishy. Baskets borne
on the shoul iers of the facchini of the place
skim through the air with such rapidity that
you might t ike them to be flying fish. Out of
tbe way! I lore is an animated salmon leap.
Stand on one side! a shoal of fresh herring
will sw alloa you up else."
On all sides may be beard above the gen
eral din th stentorian tones of the loud
voiced Hulesnieii, w ho, s-rcbed ou their stands
aud raised miew hut above the heads of the
hurrying er md around, shout their calls to
attract bun rs. From one we bear the cry :
"Here, ye le buyers, sole buyers, sole buy
ers, who'll have this flue trunk of soles f
uil a rival calls out: "This way, ye had
dock buyer, come ou, haddock buyers, give
us an offer lor this lot of Hue haddocks. "
Others ct 11 out for "ccsl buyers," "plaice
buyers," e c, through the w hole list,
perhuM, ol edible fishes, until the con
fusiou of souiiils Is so great that a stran
ger can wa -cely comprehend bow business
can be cond Kted under such circumstances,
and it woui J lie impossible for one who has
not seen it to form any conception of such a
scene as in iy be w itnessed on any weekday
morning at Billingsgate.
thie thiii;; is more remarkable, perhaps,
than anything else, namely, the method of
bidding, w Lieu seems peculiar to the place,
for, though we tried hard to catch the sound
of a buyer voice or to detect a sound by
which he ti dicated his bid, we lugloriously
failed in e ery instance, which was ratber
mortifying when we were made aware that
tbe sharp eyed or keen eared salesman bad
received do: ens of offers from person in the
crowd altuoHt at our elliow.
As fast a the fish are sold tbey are removed
by porters, and the vacaut places filled by
new uiatertd until the sales end for the day.
While fish t re sold at auction iu billingsgate,
the system ..f selling by Dutch auctions gen
erally previ Us iu the markets of the smaller
ports w here there are no liceused auctioneers.
Chicago 1 iuies.
lkerisset Lake la the World.
Iu the C'a cade ojountaius, about seventy
five nine OiTtbeont of Jacksonville, Ore., tbe
eeeker for Che curious will find tbe Great
Sunken lull, the deepest lake in tbe world.
This lake ri als tbe famous Valley of Binbad
the Sailor. It is said to average S.OUO feet
down to the water on all iu sides. The depth
of tbe water is unknown, and its surface is as
smooth and unruffled aa a manunoth sheet of
glass, it being so far below tbe mountain rim
as to be ut ffected by tbe strongest winds. It
is about lift ten miles ha length aud about four
and a half Ida.
For uukiown ages it has lain still, silent
and mystei iou in tbe bosom of tbe great
mountain rangn, like a gigantic trench
scooped out by tbe hand, of giant genii.
Bu. Louis Rfublic.
FUSSY CAT, PUSSYCAT.
IHCTS AND FANCIES CONNECTED
WITH OUR FELINE FRIENDS.
Tfhea the Cat First Became a Household
Pet Its High Place la Ancient Egypt.
Kitty aa a RetrteTer Her Plaee in Nursery
Rhyme Cnrlaws Superstitions.
Common house cats seem to have first taken
np their abode in human habitations so long
ago as to be almost beyond tbe calculation of
naturalists. It first known domestication
was in Egypt, about tha beginning of the
new empire, 4,000 years ago; beyond that
period we nave no knowledge. Tabby occu
pied at that ancient day the same comforta
ble relations to the household as at present
Tbe Egyptian, brought the cat to a more use
ful state of domestication than auy other
people, aud the utilitarians were more numer
ous throughout tbe past than at present.
Pussy in Egypt occupied a diversity of posi
tions, ranging from the novel height of a
deity to the more humble occupation of re
triever for tbe poor Nile hunters. Egyptolo
gists have given us m rare collection of cat
mummies, much resembling some curious
bottles iu shape, together with odd wooden
cat coffin with painted faces; they have de
ciphered Inscriptions on monuments and
tombs, and brought to light many interesting
paintings appertaining to and supposed to be
fair representation of cats during the day,
of tbe Pharaohs. Thus we find thera wor
shisxl in the Temple of Heliopohs, sacred to
the suu, because the size of the pupils of the
cat's eye is regulated by that orb, becoming
a vertical line at midday.
COMPANIONS or KINGS.
Cat were the companions of kings, for on
the tomb of King llanma is a statue repre
senting him with his favorite cat, Bouhaki,
at his feet. But the most interesting records
of the iast that relate to our four-footed
friends are those which inform us that kitty
went into the water and retrieved wild game
for its master, or pointed it on land as a set
ter or pointer dog of today would do. In the
ancient city of Bubastis stood a temple sacred
to cat, in fact, the city itself was devoted to
this aniinsL. Tbe cats made their headquar
ter in the temple, however. Here they were
carefully fed and attended, and sit great was
the veneration in which they were held by
the Egyptians, that to kill one was punish
able by death. When tbe cats died, their
bodies were embalmed and carried with
great pomp and ceremony outside the town
to repose iu the sepulchers.
In tbe eastern land tbe domestic cat re
ceived as great attention as elsewhere, for in
V-tiO A. D., El Daher Beybars. at bis death,
established a cat' orchard called Gheyh-el-Quottah,
near Cairo, for the support of home
less and needy cats. This orchard has
changed band often since then and has
fallen into great dilapidation, but to this
day, at an hour between noon and sunset,
the Xadi has distributed here quantity of
butchers' refuse in sad disproportion to the
hu ge number of cats that fight over it. It
is said to be a very interesting sight to behold
hundreds of cat, of all kinds and ages hasten
ing to the orchard, jumping from house to
house across the narrow street,, sliding down
walls or gliding iu the court from all direc
tions. Similar customs exist in Italy aud
Switzerland. At Florence there is a place,
sit us ted near the Church of St. Lorenzo,
which serves as a refuge for cats. Here
homeless cats are led and kindly treated, and
any one desiring a cut may have his choice
from the collei-tiou. At Oeneva cats abound
in great nuinoers, Tliey are respected by
the ! .pie, w ho at a certain hour each day
(eel tlicin from their d,xirstcps.
In Greece and Home cats were ill used.
They were di-spised and not admitted into the
l'.IIVMKS AND Sl l-KRSTITIOXS.
Iu trad ui.. ns and uursety rhymes pussy
holds an exalted position. From the French,
German, Norwegian and Eugludi sources a
large col leeti. m of curious tales have come
down, such as "1'uss in Boots'" "Master Peter
and His Cut," "Whitliugtou and His Cat,"
"I'ussy Cat, Tussy Cat, Where Have You
Becnf anil many uioro. Such stone are
the first impressed ou the infant mind, and
they cling to the memory, aud to their influ
ence may l attributed that fondues for cats
so often manifested by older wople. Beside
beiug prominent in the nursery, kilty has bo
come involved in many superstitious, some of
which have proved tioth fortunate and most
unfortunate. It is a very common supersti
tion that cuts are foud of sucking the breath
of infants, w hite the child sleeps. There is
certaiuly uo greater fallacy thun this.
To Tabbte's great misfortune, ignorant
people iu the middle ages, as Well a at pres
ent, associated her with the devil, partly be
cause of her nocturnal habits and partly be
cause of her large fixed eyes that glow so
strangely iu the dark. For this reason it was
an aged custom in France on the festival of
St. John to burn in some public place twenty
four cats, as they were regarded as emblems
of the devil. You have often beard it said
that a cat has nine lives; thi, old saying is a
great bugbear to our domestic peta, for it
gives the small boy an excuse to knock one or
two of them out of her. The tradition or
iginated in Gray's fuble. "Tlie Old Woman
and Her Cats," w herein the cat upbraids the
witch as follows:
Tls Infamy to serve a bag,
Cats are thought iaips, her broom a bag;
And boys ajramst our Uvea combine,
because lis said you cats have nine
Of course every one knows it is bad luck to
kill a cat. w bile should a stray cat come to
your home it brings good luck, and more es
pecially should it chance to be black. But
you must care for the cat, for should you
drive it off sickness and death are sure to fol
low. In Russia the cat i, not associated with
evil, a In other land,, but it is held in high
esteem, w bile tbe dog is said to be the Imp of
The Russiaus account for that universal
hatred which exist between dogs and cats as
follows: "When tbe dog was created be had
neither fur nor hair, fie lost patience, and
instead of waiting to be covered with the
necessary article he ran after the first passer
by who called bun. Now, the t er by waa
tha davtl, and ba made tha s1"1' his emis
sary, and, Indeed, sometime assumes its ap
pearance. The fur which was destined to the
dog was giveu to tbe cat. This probably ex
plains the antipathy which exist between
the two animals; tbe one believes that tbe
other has stolen his property. St. Louis Post
Dispatch. Tbe Ieacoa Blade It.
Two very ingenious mechanics of tbe older
geueration were Joseph Stuart, of Harrison,
Me., and Deacon Simeon Lovell, of Ottsfiald.
Uncle Peter Nutting, of the last named town,
waa something of a wag, and was wont to
relate curious "dreams" pertaining to the
peculiarities of various citizens. Bald Uncle
Peter: "I dreamed I was up to Jo Stuart's,
and found him in bis shop working away at
some kind of a fussy Job. 'Jo,' says I, 'what
in tbe world are you trying to dof 'Why,
I am making a lot of mosquitoes' bills,' says
he. 'Well, well, bless Die,' says L 'But
where'd you get your auger to bore 'em
with r says I. 'Oh,' says Jo, 'Deacon Lovell
made it.' " Lewiston Journal.
A Familiar sparrow.
Macon, Oa., has a queer freak in an English
sparrow. Every morniug this sparrow thee
luto the office of the city clerk through tbe
wiudow, tarries awhile on top of the inner
blind, chirps a marry good morning, and
then makes itself at borne. It does not seem
at all frightened at tbe people coming in and
going out, but flits about from window to
window, from tbe top of tbe bookcase to tbe
maps on the walls, as unconcerned as if sport
ing amid the branches of a tree. Tbe cb ill of
tb morning causes tbe flies to remain dor
mant fur some time, and it has been noticed
that tbe bird makes a meal on these limp files.
After gathering them in and making a hearty
meal the sparrow perches on the window
through which it came, chirps its profuse
thank, and then skips out to Join IU leas for
tunate companions. It happened several
days ago, when the morning was chillier than
usual, that the porter at the city hall did not
lower tbe window at the top, aa usual. That
day the bird was seen to fly against tbe win
dow pane and kick up considerable fuss at
not being allowed to come lu, and it w as not
until tbe window was lowered that it seemed
to be satisfied. Chicago Tunes.
Tbe Wrong Book.
Mine, de Talleyrand had tbe name of being
aa stupid aa aba was handsome, and her hus
band took manly pleasure in loading ber
on to the commission of tbe moat ""jig;
blunders for th amusement of their guests.
One day, for instance, when Denon, one of
tbe savants whom Bonaparte had taken in
his train on tbe expedition to Egypt, was to
dine with them, Talleyrand told hi wife
that be was a traveler of note, whose last
book be would give ber to read. At dinner,
Denon was at first delightadV by the accuracy
and discrimination at tbe compliment which
Km, de Talleyrand paid him, but she soon
gar such feelings pause by saying: "And
that good fellow, Friday what a comfort he
must hare been to 700!" Talleyrand bad
given her "Robinson Crusoe" to read. San
Frandaco ArfotuvuV ,
Change of Uearc
Sweet Girl I bop yon will call again, Mr.
Mr. Coolhead (new admirer) Thank you, I
should be delighted to call very soon again, if
I were sure of finding you at home.
"Oh, I'm nearly always at borne; but let
me see it won't do for you to call Tuesday
evening, for that is the night of tbe Home
mission meeting; and Wednesday night the
Emperor's Daughters meet; and Thursday
tbe Blue Ribbons have a most Important ses
sion; and Friday is tbe monthly meeting of
the Dorcas club, and Saturday tbe Browning
club really I hardly know what day to set;
"Um do you expect to belong to all those
"Oh, yes, indeed ; I'm a life member of them
"Er I should like to call again soon, hut
this is our busy season, aud 1 shall be con
fined very rloauly to the ollice for several
months. Good evening." New York
A. D. Huesini;, real cstHle and insur
ance agent. Office No. 1C0S Second ave
nue. Rock Island.
The Crown dining ball. No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish you
tbe beet meal in the city for 25 cents.
Buy Merrer county coal of E. B. Me
Kown at bis new coal yard corner of
Fifteenth street and First avenue.
150,000 to loan on real estate security,
in sums of f'M) and upward, at lowest
current rate of interest, without com
mission. E. W. Hurst, Attorney at
law, Rock Island.
Modern Houses tot 8,1s
On monthly installments by Guyer fc
Berth ft Babcock. Dentists.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special atten
tion paid to savin the natural teeth and
inserting teeth without plates.
Fourteen dry lota on four years time,
with six percent per annum, to any one
wishing to build this summer.
Surety en Bonds.
Those who are required to give bonds
in positions of trust, and who desire to
avoid askintr friends to become tbeir
sureties, or who may wish to relieve
friends from further obligations as bonds
man, should apply to the agent of the
American Surety Co., of New York.
General Insurance Agent.
Rock Island. HI.
news About Tcwn.
It is tbe 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. Tbe
large bottles are 50c and 91.
The dogs in Birdsboro, Pa , are all
mad. As everybody wants a revolver,
dealers in weapons are reaping a great
harvest. Tbe citizens have determined
on completely exterminating the canine
A Witty Customer
went to a drug-store and asked for Sozo
doDt. 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 ot a bottle of
A California paper relates that after
the recent rainstorm many people of
Angeles Camp, Calaveras county, got
money enough for their Thanksgiving
dinners by picking up gold in the streets
and in the shallow streams.
A new idea embraced in Ely's Cream
Balm. Catarrh is cured by cleansing and
healing, not by drying i-p. It is not a
liquid or snuff, but is easily applied into
tbe nostrils. Its effect is magical and a
thorough treatment will cure ihe worst
cases. Price 50c.
The loan collection of paintings exhib
ited at the Hebrew Institute fair, which
opened in New York the oilier evening,
is worth I1.000.11M.
With Ely's Cream Balm a child can lie
treated without pain or dread and with
perfect safety. Try the remedy. It
cures catarrh, hay fever and colds in the
bead. It is easily applied into tbe nos
trils and srives relief with the first appli
cation. Pi ice 50c.
General Grant's old farm, just out of
St. Louis, has been sold, but the log
house built by him in 1S57 will be re
moved and preserved as a relic.
Por.zoni's Complexion Powder is uni
versally known and everywhere es
teemed as tbe only powder that will im
prove the complexion, eradicate tan,
freckles and all skin diseases.
A wealth man who bas been convicted
of shooting partridges near Liurel, Del.,
and shipping tbem out of the state con
trary to law, will Lave to pay 4S0 in
Urava Cantefor Anxiety
Exists when tbe kidneys lose their activ
ity. Prompt measures should be taken to
renew it, otherwise Bncht's disease. dia
betes, or some other organic trouble, is'.to
oe apprehended aa a consequence. Hos
tellers aiomacu Hitters is a most desire
ble diuretic, as its stimulative action upon
these organ never crosses the border line
of safety and merves into irritation, as do
many stimulants used for the same pur
pose by the careless and uninstructed
The stimuli of commerce, fiery and un-
meaicated, are not suitable corrective
agents in a case like this. They excile
without producing a permanently desira
ble result. The "just medium" between
them and an ineffectual diuretic is the
Bitters, which is also a specific for ma
larial complaints, djspepla, constipation
oft Coal for (ale
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
and tenth avenue, at ten cents per bushel-
Aug. 30. 1889.
Thi powder never vsrle. A marvel of poritr,
strength sod wbolesomnrm. Mora economic,
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold la
competition w.tb the multitude of low test, short
weight alnm or pr phosphate powder. Aofdewe
raena. Kotal Baaiae Pownxu Co., lot Wail
bt.. M. T.
FOR SALE VALCABLK PATENT 1M
provement 00 Elevator. Now in operation at
star finishing Works, s Hamilton Su, Pallida.
Pa; preserve life and limb; for full porticulara
apply to KOBT J. WALK KB. Inventor.
SALESMAN WANTED AT ONCE, LOCAL OR
traveling ; big pay, etesdy work ; stork war
ranted; amok sailing" specialties: ootllt free: ci
parieaeennsweasaary. J A M Ks K. W H TT N K Y.
Barserrman, Kocaester, M. X.
SALESMEN WANTED TO SOLICIT FOR
oar well -know Marsery: good wares paid
every week ; permanent empiovment guaranteed.
Wrtt at once, before territory taken, ataUng age.
15 CHASE BROS' CO.. Chicago, 11L
W ANTIC D AN OIL SALESMAN, ON COM
rnlmtoa, forth Lubricating oil trade: ad
nreestoTBeDtetericnsOU Co., West Wash
ington St., Chicago. I1L
is 181 -
WAITED RELIABLE LOCAL AND TRAV
. , lu lsema ; positions permanent; spee
tal todncasMau now; fas, selling specialties.
Dont del st : salary from tb starU
STTlt OP ILLINOIS, I
Roca Islakd Coukti.
In the Clrvnlt Court of Hid county to the January
Catherine Moore, Samuel W. Lincoln. M. V.
Richards, Hsns Lace, M. W. Woodford, L. J.
BenirUton. Bnrtnn Malcolm, James F. Mont
gomery. Manns Thomas, Hostile 1'oryn,
lieelre Coryn and Mary J. Macbeth.
W. B. Bmlleld, Renben Wells, The fnknown
lleirs-at-law of Joel Wells, deceased, Dennis
Warren, William A. Nonrse, Lanra A. Noarfe,
Jsne M. Wratherhead, Eiisa Babcock. Eunice
L. Mill. Louisa i. Bryant and Antonette llenry
Affidavit of the non-residence of Ihe esld W. R.
Itnrneld, Renben Weils and Lonfsa J. Brysnt. and
that the heirs at law of Joel Wells, deceased, are
unknown and made parties as the noknown heirs
st law of Joel Weils, deceased, having been Sled
in the clerk's offlce of the circuit court of Rork
Island county, state of Illinois, notice is therefore
hereby gtten to the said non-resident defendants,
tbst the complainants Sled their hill of cotnp sint
in said ennrt n the chancery s'de thereof on the
7th dav of November, 1S89, and that thereupon
summons issned ont of sa-d court, wherein said
rait is now pendinc, returnable on the first Mon
day In the monlh of January next, as is by law
Now, unless yon, the said non-resident defen
dant above named, and the nnknown hi-Irs at law
of Joel Wells, deceased, shall personally be and
appear before ssid circuit rourt on the first day
of ihe next May term thereof, to be hnlden at Rork
Island in and for said rourtr. on the first Mon
day in May next, snd plead, answer or de
mnr lo the said complainant's bill of complaint
and the same and the matters and things there
in charged and stated will he taken as con
fessed, and a decree entered against you accord
Ins to Ihe prayer of said hill.
Rock Island, 111.. December. IS, 1HSS.
GEO. W. UAMBI.K.
Cle-k of Oiirnlt Oonrt.
W. R. Moottx annGcTxn & Swsikkt, Solicitors
COMFORTABLE and ELEG ANT
For Sals by Leading; Dealers.
"Td Solely Ij VTX SARKSS, Trcy.11.7
J. M. BEARDSLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with J. T.
worUiy, 17x5 Second Avenae.
I TTORNRT AT LAW. Office tn Roek
V National Bank Building, Rock Island, EL
a. . iniiiT, e. a. waxun.
MVEE5EI A WALTER,
ATTORNEYS AND CorNSKLLORS AT LAW
CHBee is Baugstoa' oloek. Rock Island, UL
MoEMRY A MrEMRV,
TTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on eood
sectintv. make cul'ections. Itrference. Mitch
ell A Lynde, hankers, ofliee in Postorhce block.
THE DAILY A RHUS.
FOR SALE EVERT EVENING at CrampUo's
News Stand. Five eenu per copy.
I). S. S( HUREfAN,
offlce 'hir.ma!ii. Ohio; Branch office ovef
first Nation d Bank, Rock Island. fit ly
ST. Ll"kES COTTAGE HOSPITAL,
ON THIRD AYENL'K, between Tenth an
BleTeolh stream. IrU 14 U
WM, 0. KULP, D. D. S.
ofpigt: r.SMdviD to
Foetus SS. 1.7. ts and
Take SVvator. DAVENPORT. I A.
2205 FOURTH AVE ,
Opposite the Catholic cliurch, bus a
full lino of
Christmas Candles, Toys,
of every description, cheap.
Clnistma3 Trees, Decora
HAS PTJKCITASED THE
and has removed tn
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
CsT"Ue solicits the Irade long enjoyed
by his predecessor and as many new
customers as wish to favor him with
Brownsofl the flatter,
SfCrtoi and Main Street, Tuvenjaort Town,
Fur Muffs and Boas
AT BOTTOM I'KICKS.
THIS PAPER I
f5 Tn r. y ne fon-vl an
11 s at t.h.u I .
l.Ott EI.I. A".t'3
Nswsraraa Advektwino Kmcatr 4I0 gpraoe
ttleell, where adver
tisinir contract may
The fitst cos shipped into this market
from Mercer county was from the mines
of R. B. Ellis in the fall of 1S80, and
hence given tbe name it still bears. It is
well known to tie tbe best sold in the
market, and oiher merchant have adop
ted the same nsmo and offering an in
ferior article for the genuine. Don't be
deceived, but buy the (lenuine celebrated
Mercer county coal of T. H. Ellis, on
Second avenue, opposite St. Joseph's
church. Tbe office has not been temoyed,
but is there still, and is the only place in
tbe market selling the old and genuine
ankle. Telephone 1036.
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. rtiMi.rwrs.TivEW Mor.
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Ittnc.JL My a .ir k. all . ,t n-..
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w- wiyv ....,?i t .u ill caafe.
FOR filEfJ ONLY!
A POSITIVE J" WF " f"11"" sTAirHCOO;
J EJ MjLIa .VvtTrr " """"yana anno: tlfrcu
w w " 1 ,r Triii ima n nisai Tun
tin mi.tM !tt. JfEeXl;
if ALT. DKHnrnPTinwa
rrsmntly and awMJvjrxecatew by tbe Aaecs Jo
g fltlll DTSVJ
A. rrOsaraatMd kh tc
(llnsi Qsotfeal On
Oar establishment is getting too small for our rapiaj
growing business and we have decided to Y
give up our
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nuv
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below cost. 1 his is not a sham-sale but a lit.na
fide sale, as we will not carry any mere Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPOKt' I a.
sj. B, ZIMMERi
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and n-m-nj-ber
that he makes his suits np In the latest styles.
HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
SJP. v. -4
t -. v - " ij
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
aUTPainting. Graining and Paper Hanging.
fllMICK BLOCK. Twentieth Street, T t T 1 l ill
near Third Avenue. KOCK Island, 111.
F. C. Hoppe,
No. 1S08 Second Ave.,
Rock Island, III.
SEWERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
AU kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jobbing done on short
notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and ehop 1412 Fourth ave., ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Second Avenue, opposite Harper House. The choicest imported
"WINES AND LIQUORS,
Imported and Key West Cigars, a specialty.
J. M. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
AaTOrACTOftlK f 0KACXHI AID B IK VIM.
A ik your Grocer for the. They are best
aT-ncialus: Taa Carl sty "4YtT" as tea Christy "WAftm,
RCC ISLAND, IIX
H. D. FOLSOM,
NOW IS YOUR TIME.
JU9tlIsTilnt V0l-,,,T,,lO, FALL GOODS at the Xew Tailoring e.t.b
luhment. and wUl se 11 25 pe, cent cheaper than any merchant tailor in
the city. Call and examine tbe stock before purchasing
A. M. WALSH.
430 Brady Street, Davenport, I.
ON LiY &2.00 A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
ace have some of tbe latest novelties of the season.
HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist
No. 1722, Second ave., QayfortPn old studio, over McCabe's.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Office and 8nop Corner Seventeenth St.
ww oeventu Avenue.
Opp. Harper House,
DAILY HIS STOCK OF
DAVIS & CO,
A complete stock of
Fipe. Brass Goods, Packing,
I ose, Fire Brick. Etc.
Bel A Kent for
DEAN! STEAM PUMPS,
aki MHIT FEED LUBRICATORS.
1 r-'B te every ete perfect. ,,t 0cp,
1 t . ty day's trial, lo rcepoiiMb! parties.
ating Boilers, and Coiitrw
r furnishing und laying
sr, Gas and Sew er Pipe.
1712 First Ayit,
Rock Island, Illinois.
!vaflce 111- Residinoe Tclepboo 100
No. 1707 Second avenue, Rock Island.
' . f , ti J
; ; JXOCK lSlanU
attention paid te Osaaaarcial week