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THE HCCK ISIiANl ARG7 8, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1889.
Ever i.iniigiirn.cri in Kock Islam!.
Since buying our immense Line of Holiday Goons the
owners of Postoffice Block hare decided to build and there
being bo vacant stores snitaMe to our bnsiness, we areom
polled to close ont our entire stock at a great reduction.
Hocking Horses, Stirrups A. ZUc
Shoe rij" Kockcrs - rc
Two WlicclcdICnrtK, - - ?e
Colored Willow Doll Carriages, - 20c
Hoys Tool Chests Ironi c; up lo S!i,00
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HJI' SOU lip.
W, have the finest line of ItiMjua 1'ulls
cut ibiiwn and to start tlu ru we will
m,kt ipt-cia! prk'i-i:
3ix Inch ninij j, Ba
J0) ii inch Bisque, kid bixlj t7c
'.mi l inch, jointed 8Sc
Colored dolls, Ruby doll. Ltrn dull,,
.Hmall dolls, Talking doll, Kicking
d 41s. etc.
From lie and up.
This BUck B)ard45c
Kitclico Seta disc, entirely of Tin.
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tral,n Boi !uc and 4(c. '
Spice Cabinets 60c.
From 5Sc up to J:! (in.
HeaTj Tumblers r(.
Uoblt-ts, Fruit dishes, Hwe iUvt ic a
dnr.eo; others tun niiuiiTnti to men
tion China Ware.
Cups ami Saucers from Klc up to fl.Sil
'cu; Fruit Plate, 8c. M,;. and
31c: Musb and Milk scis, Cm, 7 k: and
Skin Horses all prices.
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D.dls Hijrb Chir 2n
I'ostoitici Block, Rock Island.
FOR WANT OF BREATH.
A poor city babe lay dyinjc one day
On a rairgsd and dirty cot.
Lay qtnVtlv traspina Its life away
lo a basement squalid and hot;
O Jodl for a sniff of cool, asawtalr
Jim om far the child a ad tta mother;
For Che bran that bleeds so belpleealy there.
And the bah, that must lie Umt, and stnotlMr.
The farmer's boy Is a cheerful sight
As he sits oa the floor In the sun;
ITkw he doubles his fist In mimic aiitfbt,
H(m linty his trief and ftin I
Oh ' full of life all day la the breen
Own the flrkla of the farmer coming.
For it dallied awhile mld leafy trees.
And awhile where bees were humming.
Tbe fisherman's boy Is at play on the sand-
Huw sturdy and plump tie arrows!
There tx strength in the grip of bis chubby hand.
And hi lisi are an red as a rose.
Oh I sweet are the hreejea born at se.
And cradled In white fnam flowers
Sweetly cool, when wares are like grass oo a lea,
Cool and keen when a tempest tower.
Tlie onhe In the tenement bouse Is dead.
With none but It mother to weep;
Tlien lay It to rent In that narrow Ivd
Where the sleeiierft breathe not in their sleep.
Oh ' hreei-s thnt wander at will alsay,
If awhure or w here sea scud Is tiring.
There sre thouwmls of oorctty bahes today
Tuat are sumtherint;, fainting, dying.
t hlcapo Herald.
HOW TO 1IKA1) A STOUY.
One niiilsutnraor uibt fanner's boy
(iviiiK nbout ten miles from the city of Cin
ciiinati wai following a bridlepath through a
dense and dark forest. He had been search
ing for inie iiii-iii com, and at nilirfitll
found biinwlf a lon way from home and in
a part of the country with wlili u he was but
The night was clear but in the woods it was
exceedingly dark. It was more by the sense
of touch than by that of siicht that the lad
kept the olak'iire th. fie had gone into the
forest a mile or niorv when ho was surprised
to see a feeble gleam of light shining
through the foliage skirting the parh on his
U ft. The sight of it staril.il lain, and art
his heart to bent audibly.
"The old Breede house is somewhere aliout
here," he Mid to hiuiM'If. "This must be
continuation of the path which we reach it
by from our side, I'gh! what should a
light lw doing there! I don't like it."
Nevertheless be pushed on. A muent
lnUr and he hud emerged from the forest
into a small open Sce, mostly upgrown to
brambles. There were remnants of a rotting
fence. A few yards from tbe trail, in the
middle of the clearing, was the house, from
which the light came through au uuglazed
window. The window had ouce contained
glasa, but that and its supporting frame hail
long ago yielded to missile flung by hands of
vent uresonie boys to attest alike their cour
age and their hostility to the mieriiuturaj;
for the Itieisle house bore the evil reputation
of being haunted. Towibly it whs not, lit
even the hardiest skeptic could not deny that
it was th'serte.l w hich In rural regions is
much tbe sumo thing. Looking at the mys
terious dim light sliiuiug from the ruined
window, the boy rememtiered with appre
ht'tisioii that his own hand bail assisted at the
destruction. His iiemtcncu was, of course,
poignant in proportion to its tardiness and
IllMtliim V. lie hulf eXiecUd to lie set upon
by all the unworldly ami bmlilra malevo
lences w hom he hnd outraged l y assisting to
break all l;e t heir windows and their peace.
et this stul'Uiru lad, shukiug in every limb,
would not retreat. The blood lu his Veins
was strung and rich with the iron of the
frontiersiiuiu. IIo st-irted to kish the house
at a run.
As he was going by he kked in at tbe
blank wiudow sie and saw a strange and
terrify nig sight the tigtire of a luuu seated
in the center of tho room, at a table upon
which lay tenia Ksisn sheets of iaivr. Ills
elbows rested on the table, his bauds support
ing bis head, which was uncovered. I u each
side the lingers were pushed Into the hair.
His fui-v showeii jmle in the light of a singl,
candle a little to one side. The Dame illumi
nated that aide of the face; the other was in
deep shadow. The maus eyes were fixed
u I n. n the blank window space with a star,
lu which an older and cooler oliserver might
have discerned apprehension, but which
seemed to the lad altogether soullisst. lie Isv
licved tho muu to lie dead.
The situation was horrible, but not without
lu fascination. The boy paused In his Bigut
to note it all. II, endeavored to still the
tieoting of Ins heart by holding his breath
until half sulf'icated. IIo was weak, faint,
tremlilnig; he could utmost feel the death.'y
whlteiie-n of his face. Nevertheless he set
his tei-tu and resolutely advanced to tho
bouse. He had no conscious intention it
was the uiere courage of terror. He thrust
his white face forward iuto the illuminated
opeuing. At that instant a strange, harsh
cry, a shriek, broke ujsiu the silence of the
uight the note of a screech owl. The num.
sprang to his feet, overturning the table and
extiuguishiiig the candle. The boy took to
"Good morning, L'olstou I am iti luck, it
seem. You have often said that my com
mendation of your literary work was mere
civility ; anil here you llnd me absorbed actu
ally merged in your latest story in The M
seuger. Nothing less shocking thau your
touch Ujsiu my shoulder would have roused
me to consciousness. "
"The jiroof is stronger thau you seem to
know," replied the muu; "so keeu is your eag
erness to read my story that you are unwill
ing to renounce selUsb considerations and
furuguail the pleasures jou could get from
"I don't understand you," said the other,
folding the uewsuaper that be held and put
ting it in his pocket. "You writers are a
queer lot anyhow. Come, tell me what 1
have done or omitted, lu what way does the
pleasure that I got from your work depend
"In muny ways. It me ask you how you
would enjiy your dinner U you took it m this
street car. suppose the phouograph so per
forteil us to le able to give you an entire
opera singing, orchestration and ulL Io you
think you would get much pleasure out of it
if you turned it ou at your oflltx during busi
ness hours! Do you really care for a serenade
by Hchuliert when you hear It fiddled by an
untimely Italian on a morning ferryboat!
Are you always cocked and pruned for ad
miraliou! lioyou keep everv mood on tap.
rwit to auf iImihuuII lA nM tsmalMMft yuu.
sir, uiat ine story which you do me the honor
to begin as a means of oblivion to the discom
fort of this street car is a ghost story I"
"Well! tins the reader no duties corre
udiiig to his privileges! You have paid
ue ceuis ior mat uewspajsjr. It is yours.
You have the legul right to read it when and
where you will. Slueh of whut is in it is
ueither licl-d nor harmed by tiuie and place
anu in. ssi ; some or it actually requires to be
read nt once while it is Hjting. Uut my
story is not of that churai ter. Tue stuff will
keep until you have leisure to put yourmlf
iuto the frame of mind appropriate to the
sentiment ur the piece which I submit that
you cannot do in a street car. An author has
rights which the reader is hound to respect."
"For sscillc exainplel"
"The right to the readers undivided atten
tion, lo deny him that is unmoral. To make
bun share your attention with the rattle of a
street car, the moving panorama of the
crowds ou the sidewalks and the buildings
beyond with any of the thousands of dis
tractions winch make our customary environ
ment Is to treat him w lib gross injustice,
lly (iisl, it is infamous!"
"You know what 1 meau,n continued the
writer impetuously, crowding bis words
"you know w hut 1 mean. Marsh. My stuff
In this morning's Minsenger is plaiuly sub
heudcU 'A Ghost Story.' That is ample
notice to all; every honorable reader will
umlurstand tbe conditions under which the
work is to lie read."
The g. ntlemau addressed as Marsh winced
a tritle, then asked with smile: "What con
ditions! How, wheu, where should I read
Jour gliint story f
"In solitude at uight by the light of a
caudle. There are certain emotions which a
w riter can easily euougbexclt such as coin
passion or merriment. I can move you to
tears or Ian ;liter under almost any circum-stuni-e.
Hut for my ghost story to lie effect
ive y..u mu,t be made to feel fear at host, a
strong svusw of the supernatural and that is
a different mutter. I have a right to expect
that if yiei read me at all you will give me a
chaiK-e: tiint you will make yourself access
ible to the emotion which 1 try to Inspire."
Th car iiuil now arrived at it terminus
ami stopis d. The trip Just completed was
iU first for the day, and the conversation of
the two had not been interrupted.
i you mean to say," Marsh began,
"that if 1 take the trouble to obem-re vour
lirectlons place myself in tbe condition
which you demand: solitude, night and a
tallow caudle you can with your ghastliest
work give me an uncomfortable sense of the
nipemntural, accelerate my pulse, make me
start at sudden noises, send a nervous chill
along my spine and cause my hair to rise!"
Colston turned suddenly and looked him
squarely In tb, eyes aa they walked. "You
would not dare you bar, uut the courage."
be said. Be ,mphaslxed the words with a
ton tempt uous eatura "Yost ar bray.
enough to rear the in a street cur; but In a
deserted housi alone In the forest at
nightl Babl I have a manuscript lo my
pocket which srould kill you."
Harsh was angry, lis knew himself a
man of courai.e and the words stung him.
"If yon know aich place," be said, ''take
me there ton flit and leave me your story
and a candle. Call for me when I've had
time enough ti read it, and I'll tell you the
entire plot and kick yon out of the place."
That is bow it occurred that the farmer's
boy, looking li at an unglazed window of the
Breede house, w a man sitting in the light
of a caudle.
Late in the I ftcrnoon of tbe next day three
meu and a boy approached the Breede house
from that poii.t of the compass toward which
the boy bad fit d tbe preceding night. They
were ia high silrits apparently: they talked
loudly and laughed. They made facetious
and good hum ired ironical remarks to tbe
boy about hu adventure, which evidently
they did not believe in. He accepted the
raillery, with lenousnesa, making no reply.
Arriving at -he bouse and rinding the door
bolted on tb, inside, the party of investi
gators entered wffliout further ceremony
than breaking it down. Leading out of the
passage into which this door boil opened w as
another on th i right and oue on tbe left.
These two dnoi-, also were fastened, and wore
brokna in. Tl ey entered at random the one
on the left fl -st. It was vacant. In the
room on tbe r ght the one which bad tbe
black front wi iduws was the dead body of
It lay partly on one side, with the forearm
beneath it, the check ou the floor. The eyes
were wide ope:i; tbe stare was not an agreea
ble thing to encounter. The lower jaw had
falleu; a little pool of saliva hail collected
beneath the mouth. Aa overthrow n table, a
partly burned -audle, a chair and some paper
with writing ou it were ail else that the room
coiitained. Tl e men looked at tbe body,
touching the f ice in turn. The tsiy gravely
Hood at tbe h d, assuming a look of owner
ship. It was t ne proudest moment of his life.
One of tbeme i said to him: "You're a good
'un" remark which was received by the
two others wit j nods of acquiescence. It was
Skepticism ap ilogizing to Truth. Then one
of the men to ik from the flHr the sheets of
manuscript and steped to the window, for
already the evening shadows were gloaming
the forest. T ie song of the whip-poor-will
was heard 111 tbe distance and a monstrous
beetle sped by the window ou roaring wings.
"Before con-mining the act, w-hich rightly
or wrongly 1 have resolved on, and appearing
before my Maker for judgment, I, James K.
Colston, deem it my duty as a journalist to
make a staterajnt to tbe public. My name
is, I believe, tolerably well known to the
people as a writer of tragic tales, but the
somberest imagination never conceived any
thing so gloou y as my own life and history.
Not iu incident; my history bos beeu desti
tute of adventure ami action. But my men
ial carver nu. neen lurid with experiences
such as kiil a id damn. I shall not recount
them bore m me of them are written and
ready for publication elsewhere. The object
of these few lii es is tocxpluiii to whomsoever
may be interested that mv death is voluntary
my owu act I shall die at 10 o'clock in the
evening ou ti e l.ith of July a significant
anniversary t i me, for it was on that day
and at that hour that my friend in time anil
eternity, Char.es Breede, performed his vow
to me by the mmo act w hich his fidelity to
our pledge no'v eutuils upon me he took bis
life in his littlo house in the t'opetou woods.
There was the customary verdict of teiniior-
ary insanity. Had I testified at that inquest
had I told all I knew thev would have
called me mad ! I have still a wn-k of life in
which to arr.mgn my worldly affairs and
prere for tb great change. It is enough,
for I have but few affairs, and it is now four
years since dm th became an iui-rative obli
gation. 1 sliul. Iwar this writing on niy body;
the finder w ill please band it to the coroner.
"J AMIS K. CnIJiTo.."
"I. S. Wil ard Marsh, on this the fatal
loth day of Ju y, I baud you this manuscript,
sealed, to be ojiened aud read under the con
ditions agreed upon, anil at the place w Inch 1
desiguate. I f irego niy intention to keep it
ou niy body U explain the maimer of my
death, which l not important. It w ill serve
to explain the manner of yours. I am to call
for you during the uight to receive assurance
that you hav i read the manuscript. You
know me well enough to expect uiu. But,
my friend, it ill be after lu o'clock. May
God have men y ou your souls! J. U. C."
Before the n an w ho was reading this man
uscript huil Uuished one of the othershad
picked up the cuiiille aud lighted it. Wheu
the reader bud done he quietly thrust the
puper against 'lie tlaiiie, aud. despite the pr.v
testations of t le others, held it until it was
burnt to asbei At tho inquest nothing
could elicit an intelligilile account of what
the paper cont lined. The man w bo did this,
aud w hoplaeicly endured a severe reprimand
from the coroner, was a son-in-law of the
late .'buries Bi cede.
Prom The Times.
Yesterday the commissioners of luuaey
committed to tue asylum Mr. James It Col
tou, a writer if some local reputation, con
nected with 1 he Messenger. It will be re
membered that ou the evening of the loth
inst, Mr. Colsuu was giveu iuto custody
by one of bis fellow lodgers in the Buine
house, wh j hal observed him acting very
susjiiciausly; hiring his throat and w netting
a rtor otvosi inolly trying its edge by ac
tually cutting through the skin of liis arm,
etc. Ou being handed over to the police the
unfortunate m m made a desperate resistance
and has ever SLice been so v iolent that it has
been necessary to keep him iu a strait jacket.
It is thought h s malady is due to grief aud
excitement cau d by the mysterious death of
his friend YViLard Marsh. Ambrose Bierce
in San Fraucus-o Examiner.
An opjiortut Ity for tbe extension of so
nums Held of tmploymeut has beeu suggest
ed in New Yore, where it is proposed to em
ploy women a ushers in th, theatres. The
plan is favored by many prominent actors,
especially those who have seen its ojierauou
abroad. In Pi.ris the ouvreuse, or female
usher and box i pencr, is a regular attache of
every theatre. Her duties are precisely those
of the usual American mole usher, though in
some casus she may be entrusted with other
work about tbe theatre that is here done by
men. If the plan is a suum wt th ttaMUta
of the Frencb f apltai there Is hardly a doubt
of iu succe I ere. The Paris theatre, are
the best mauag id in tbe world, and tbe audi
ences are the most exacting. New York
n Early Riser.
"Fat, you must be an early riser. 1 al
ways And you 1 1 work the first thing in th,
"Inda.le, an' Oi am sor. It's a family
thrait, Oi do be thinkin'."
"Then your father ia an early riser too,
"Me feyther, is Itf Faix, an' he roises that
early that ef he d go to bed a little later he'd
mat, himself p ttin' np in th, mornin'." Ex
change. Plenty ef Tneta.
"Who U thi t man yoo were talking to,
"1 dont kno- him, Fangle; but he says be
belongs to the i met numerous branch of th.
"Then he is i u imml-CTant." Yenowiue '
He OemoDetrate4 It.
"Why, Mr. B-osm, what is th, matter!"
exclaimed a yo tog lady aa th, gentleman
who was calling on her leaped from bis chair
In intense disma
"Hothing; 1 was simply demonstrating a
problem in phys ca for your little brother."
A probiecn tc physics I"
"Yes; that tbe point, of surmort ara aiffi.
eJant to keep a in properly bent in a given
pmuou umu austuTDea by some outside
fore, superior o that of gravity." Mer
For the best Mercer count coal call at
the corner of I If teen th street and Second
enut. D. D. Ellis.
A MARVEL TO MRS. KENDAL
THE VERSATILITY OF AMERICAN
WOMEN A SURPRISE TO HER.
A Normal College', Eighteen Hnodred
Girls Impressed Her Very Strongly Her
Ideas en the Subject of Matrimony The
Gallant Act ef Prince Leopold.
Mrs. Kendal sat at a little tete-a-tete table
in ber rose perfumed parlor contemplating a
rack of dry toast and a steaming service of
English breakfast tea. A rosebud blushed in
beauty at her throat, and the thread-like ring
of gold on her wedding finger was ber only
jewel. It was a bare, prim, lofty hotel par
lor, with never a picture or a cushion or "the
esthetic trace of individuality" about it, but
there was a fir, on the hearth and a woman
iu front of, it, with far-away, wistful blue
eyes, dreaming among the glowing coals, and
together they made tbe room a sweet, restful,
soothing place a home.
"And you com, from a newspaper. It
surprises me tbe versatility of the American
woi nun. I have seen many wonderful thing,
since I came to New York, but nothing that
interests me so much as tbe woman question,
which the American girl is solving for the
"I don't think tbe American people realise
tbe worth, tbe ability, tbe power or th, pos
labilities of their sisters and daughters. It i
to me, a conservative English woman, it
AT TUE COLLEGE.
"Yes, 1 weut to visit tbe Normal college.
Thursday. 1 went to gratify a little friend,
the daughter of President Hunter, and thai
is how I became so interested iu the questiou
There were 1,K00 young women in the audi
enee assembled for me for me, think of it'
I never had secu so much of my sex at one
time, and I cannot tell how strongly I wai
impresscd. Such a throng of youth, beauty,
vigor aud enthusiasm! I didn't know what
to suy or how to conduct myself rather
suppress myself and before I realized my
sition, Mr. Hunter had presented me to tbe
college, and in the most gracious way pre
pared the exjwtant pupils for au address.
"There was nothing for me to do but risr
and 1 had never made a speech in my life
talk to the girls. And that's what 1 did. 1
can't tell you what I said. I only know how
I felt and I also know that I made my listen
ers feel the honesty and sincerity of my ad
miration for them.
"Oh, 1 noticed everything the precision,
the order, the almost military alacrity of th,
scholars. Tbe action of tbe school was like
the movement in a clock. In the march
there was the light step, the easy grace, the
proud carriage and that air of certainty, se
curity and conscious satisfaction that I have
never seen outside of the military. And then
tho charm of personality I Youth in itself
is Iwauty, but there was more thau beauty.
There was intelligence, intellect and a tan
giliility of culture and refinement that 1
1 ver exiected to find outside of u exclu
"At a word 1.S00 seats flapped and 1.800
girls dropiicd iuto them. It was instantane
ous tine, two! And it was over. 1 wat
ilumfoiinded und with just that instantaneity
of action every part of the programme was
"Mr. Hunter asked the girls if they wished
me to address them and the one round, full
volume of tone put into the laconic yes' was
simply indescribable. It was like a wave of
sound and it filled my very soul with its in
tensity. It was a request, an appeal, au in
vitation am) a hand clasp all in three letters.
"I Hi, yes, 1 did ask Mr. Hunter where tb,
1, Nil husiwinls were to come from. I meant
it, fur l.Nai men worthy of those youug
w-ouiiii should be more than average meu.
Tllnt'OHTS OS HATRIVilNT.
"No, I do imt hold to the opinion that wo
man's only sphere is m marriage. The oak
and the n theory has disappeared in the
iiiislerii scieiuv of luinlscaiie gardening. I
believe firmly iu the holy and wholesome
Isiiiilage of miirimonv, but not in matri
mony as tratlic. There is a place, a big
place, in the world for the single woman, and
as water seeks tbe level of its source, so she
w ill find and fill the pla.-e for which she is
fitted if given a chance to develop."
Mrs. Kendal would not discuss the causes
of marital infelicity, but thought there was
more stability, more contentment and a more
restful degree of happiness in the home life
of English women than she had tieen informed
prevailed in this country.
"The American women are very bright.
Their resources are wonderful, but their fam
ilies are very small. We have more children;
our firesides are corresjMitidingly brighter.
"I am iutolcruut of tbe woman who lav
isliii, her love ou a lapdog. We women have
dogs, kennels, and jmcks of them. We have
them with our babies, but not fur them.
"1 have Isien amused reading the column
iu The Evening World devoted to the liest
methods of keeping husbands at home."
"What would you suggest f
'Feed the 1 leasts."
While we were talking, a messenger came
in with a iacket from a Normal collegian
containing a pretty little gold pin and a care
fully penned quotation, with much love,
from Suakesjieure, and before she bod finished
admiring it, a huge bouquet of piuk roses
from another girl lover was received.
"Now isu't it sweet of them! Th, dear.
dear children I aud not a clew to their names
or identity. I have had just this sort of at
tention ever since I came in New York.
"Jewels! I have baudfuls, but no diamond
necU.n-e from her majesty. The queen's
brooch is the royal crown in diamonds, a gift
never licstowed ou any rank lower than an
amliassadresH. Then I have rings and pins
and ieudante from various members of tbe
royal family, but the jewel I most value is a
diamond horseshoe given me by Prince Leo
ts.ld, the late lluke of Albany. I met him at
a drawing room, and posting through a hall
way my dress caught ou a cactus plant, and
lief ore I could get it disentangled the gauzy
stuff whs badly torn. The young prince
came to my aid, snatched the jewel that se
cured a decoration to his shoulder, aud pinned
up the torn breadth iu my train. 'Nell Nel
son iu New York Evening World.
f .((hI Out bs- Her Ill.mopdfc
The empress always quitted the grand balls
at the Tuileries rather tired, and very often
did uot eveu take time to call her maids. Be
fore entering her cabinet she would remove
ber crown and jewels, the weight of which
fatigued her. and put them wll-mell into my
dress, w inch I held out in front of me for tbe
purpose. I was always afraid lest I should
lose some of these precious stones by convey
ing them in this manner, for many of them
represented a fortune.
The empress ordered some of the crown dia
monds to t mounted for her ordinary wear.
Muny of them hud a history attached to them.
Among others a yellow dlamoud, big as a
small nut, mounted iu a comb with other
whiter stones, was swallowed by an insurgent
in lMs, (luring tbe pillule of the Tuderies.
The cut facets of the diamond produced in
ternal disorders, and tlie iiufortunute man died
in great si in, DOlifessmg his larceny. At the
post mortem examination the diamond was
found. Pall Mall Uaxette.
I 'ins and Needles.
Muuiel ornaments in fine earthen w are are
again very popular.
C'atheriue de Medici carried the first fold
ing fun ever seen iu France. lu Enlaud
they were the fashion lu the tune of Henry
In mixing mustard for table uso, never add
vinegar, which destroy, iu life aud flavor.
Boil water for moistening It, and use the
Be sure and put your clothes pins in hot
soapsuds at least ouce in two weeks, and let
them boil; after which they may be taken
out, dried and put away iu a bag, ready for
use on next washday.
Straw matting should be quickly washed
with soap and water, and, if rinsed iu salt
water, it wiU not turn yellow on drying.
Cone liottom chairs may be washed iu the
same manner aud dried in the open air.
For richness and beauty a vase lamp re
cently imported iseutitled to the first rank.
Tb, was handsomely painted with old
Nonnaudy scenes, aud Is mounted on a gilt
bronse pedestal or admirable design and
workmanship. Iu tbe mouth of the vessel a
lamp in conformity with tbe vase can be In
serted, but when desired this con be omitted
without marring tbe symmetry of tbe piece.
It to said that tb, juice of a lemon squeezed
into a cup of coffee will afford immediate re
lief in neuralgic headache.
Cloth jackets or ulster, may be cleaned of
grease by covering tbe spot, with French
chalk, placing a piece of blotting paper over
it asd then pressing with hot iron. Rub
with a dry flannel and brush weiL
A fashionable and delicious New York dish
is marrow boues served in a somewhat
style. The butcher saw, the marrow bone
cross into thickness os of about two inches,
these are boiled, laid an mu,M sLmo,
tared toast and served hot. Some careful
cooks close up both ends with a layer of thin
paste before boiling.
Ladle,' parlor desks, book case, eic,
at tbe Adam', 322 Brady street, Daren
A. D. Huesin?. real estate and insur
anoe agent. Office No. 1608 Second are
nue. Rock Island.
Bide boards, fancy oak dining room
tables and chairs at the Adams'. 822 Bra
dy street, Davenport.
The Crown dining ball. No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish you
the best meal in tbe city for 25 cents.
Buy Mercer county coal of E. B. Mc
Kowo at bis new coal yard corner of
Fifteenth street and First avenue.
50,000 to loan on real estate security,
in sums of 200 and upward, at lowest
current rates of Interrst. without com
mission. . W. Hurst, Attorney at
law, Kock Island.
K. E. Parmenter, attorney ni taw.
Makes collections, loans money and will
attend to any lea) business intrusted to
bim. Office, postofflce block. Kock Isl
and, Ills, dsifcwly
Mod,ra Honses Far Esl,
On monthly installments by Guyer &
Berth Babcock. Dentists.
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, tb any one
wishing to build this summer.
Bnraty on Bonds.
Those who are required to Rive bonds
in positions of trust, and who desire to
avoid asking friends to become their
sureties, or who may wish to relieve
friends from further obligations as bonds
man, should apply to tbe agent of tbe
American Surety Co., of New York.
General Insurance Agent.
Rock Island, 111.
Urav, Caasaf or Anxiety
Exists when the kidneys lose their activ
ity. Prompt measures should be taken to
renew it, otherwise Bright '8 disease, dia
betes, or some other organic trouble, is to
be apprehended as a consequence. Hos
tetter's Stomach Bitters is a most desira
ble diuretic, aa its stimulative action upon
these organs never crosses tbe border line
of safety and merces into irritation, as do
many stimulants used for tbe same pur
pose by the careless and uniostructed.
Tbe stimuli of commerce, fiery and nn
medicated. are not suitable corrective
agenU in a case like this. They excite
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, djspepia, constipation
George Ledicker caught a monster
spotted snake near Belltfontaine, Ohio.
It is seven feet long and playful and
harmless as a kitton.
Kws Abont Town
It is the current report about town
that Kemp's BaRam for tbe throat and
lungs is making some remarkable cures
wiu 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
Urge bottles are 50c and $1 .
Isaac Harris csptured a large bald eaele
near the Lewistown, Ohio, reservoir. The
bird is a noble one, and evinces no fear,
but fought bravely and viciously. It is
A Witty Customer
went to a drug-store and asked for Sorrt
dont. The storekeeper said, "We're out
of that, but here is something just as
good." Tbe practical customer said,
"No you don't," and walked out to a
neighboring store and got a bottle of
An Albany, Yt, man has shipped to
western markets this yesr 8,001 tons of
maple sugar, valued at $7.000.
A new idea embraced in Ely's Cream
Balm. Catarrh is cured by cleansing and
healing, not by drying rp. It is not a
liquid or snuff, but is easilv applied into
tbe nostrils. Iu effect is magical and a
thorough treatment will cure the worst
cases. Price 50c.
"You needn't try to play it on me," as
the flie up the steeple said to tbe hose
man. The best on earth can truly be said of
Grigg's Glycerine Salve, which ia a sure,
safe and apeedy cure for cuts, bruises,
scalds, bums wounds and all other sorer.
Will positively cure piles, tetter and all
skin eruption . Try this wonder healer.
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refund
d. Onlv 25 cents. Sold by druggists
Thirteen cords of wood were sawed
from a single tree in Colerain township.
Lancaster county. Pennsylvania.
With Ely's Cream Balm a child can be
treated without pain or dread and with
perfect safety. Try the remedy. It
cures catarrh, hay fever and colds iu the
bead. It is easily applied into the nos
trils and gives relief with the first appli
cation. Piice 50c.
One rf the visitors at Fortress Monroe
last week was sixty reel long. It was a
Porsoni'a 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 disesscs.
Soft Coal for Bala
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
and Tenth avenue, at ten cents per bush-e'-
Aug. 30, 1889.
Four men receutly killed 1.000 geese
on Noman Island, Colusa county, Calis
fornia, when their ammunition gave out.
This powder never varies. A msrvel of porltr.
trenpta and wholesomness. Mors economics
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be told in
,imn.llSiM with IK m.I,Ii.,1. 1 . , .
u. , ..mk auu,iii.ui in ius ics i, snon
weight alum or pr phosphate powders. tkAd e7
FOR BALE VALUABLE PATENT IM
provement on Elevsiors. Kow In operation at
btar finishing Works, BU& Hamilton au, Pbilada.
Pa; preserves life snd limb; for full portlcolar,
apply to ROUT 1. WALKER. Investor.
SALESMAN WANTED AT ONCE, LOCAL OK
traveling; big pay, steady work; stork war
ranted; quick selling specialties : outfit free; cs
perience unnecessary. JAMoX K. WHITNBY.
Bov8s-tn tintssi nnsn. Rochester, M. T.
SALESMEN WASTED lO SOLICIT FOR
our well-known Nursery: food wsire, paid
ev,ry week; permanent empiovuient guarioteed.
Writ, at once. Before territory taken, statins ass.
15 CHA8B BROS' CO.. ChicofoTlll.
Wants: dan oil salesman, on com
mission, forth Lubricating oil trsds: ad
dress to Tbe Dietertcb Oil Co., 86 West Waah-
ngum d vsKHjn, nil.
TTTANTED-REUABLE LOCAL AND TRAV
. . . J" ' : positions cennanent ; spec
ial is d oaiiment bow; fseVMllinc specialUeaw
Deat delay: ularr from th, stsnT
STATE OF ILLINOIS, lM
Rock Isuhd Cocirrr, f
In the Circuit Coart of sold county to the Jsonsry
Catherine Moore, Samnel W. Lincoln. M. V.
Richards, Hans Lsee. M. . woootora, u.
Bemrtston, Barton Malcolm. Jsmes P. Mont
gomery. Martha Thomas, Roeilie Coryn,
Desire Corya and Mary i. Macbeth.
W. B. Bin Held, Renben Wells. The rnknown
Heirs-at-law of Joel Wells, deceased, Dennis
Wsrren, Willisra A. Kourse, Laura A. Noorne,
Jane M. Westherhead, Eliza Bahcork, Ennire
L. Mill, Loulss J. Bryant and Antonette Henry
Affidavit of the non-reiiloVnee of the ssld W. B.
Burtleld, Reuhen Wells and Lmaiss J. Bryant, and
that the heirs st lsw of Joel Wells, riei essed, are
unknown snd made parties as the unknown hrirs
at law of Joel Wells, deceased, bavins' been Sled
In the clerk's office of tbe circuit conrt of Kock
Island county, stste of Illinois, notice is therefore
hereby given to the said non-resident defendsnts.
that the complainsnts filed their hill of comp slnt
In ssld court t.n the cbsncery sde thereof on the
X7th da? of November, lsH, and that thereupon
summons issued out of sa d court, wherein raid
suit Is now pending1, returnable on the first Mon
dsy lo the month of Jsnuary next, as is by law
Now, unless yon, the said non-residrnt defen
dsnts shove named, and the unknown h. Irs st lsw
of Josl Wells, deceased, shall personally be and
appear before said circuit court on the nnt ilsv
of the next May term thereof, to be (widen at Rock
Island In and for ssld court v. on ihsfirnt Mon
day in May next, and pli-ad, answer or He
mar to the ssld eomnlsinsnt's bill of complaint
and the same snd the matters and thing there
in charged and stated will be taken as ron
frssed, snd a decree entered against you accord
ing to the prayer of said bill.
Rock Islsnd, 111.. December, 15. 1HS9.
GEO. W. WAMBLE.
Clerk of rircnlt Conrt.
W. R. Moor, awdOctsb &Sweknky, Solicitors
COMFORTABLE and ELEGANT,
Tor Sale by Leading Dealers.
1ST i Sololy ty WX IAEZEH, Troy.IT.Y
TTOnNET AT LAW-Offle, wua 1.
LworUiy, 17X5 Second Avenue.
ITTORNET AT LAW. Office la Reek Tstsssl
Idatioasl Bask Building, Ruck Island, DL
a. . mmr. a. v wsLaaav
ATTORNEYS AND CotrSSKLIiORS AT LAW
Oatce in Bengs ton's t loek, Kock Island, 111.
MrE.MKY ii Mt-EMKl,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan roomy on cood
security, make col eotion. Reference, Mitch
ell Jt Lynde, hankers, onice in 1'oMottice hlock.
THE DAILY Alii ; I'M.
R 9ALR EVERY EVENING st Craaaptenw
Ktw, Stand, rlv, cents per copy.
I). S. SUirKEaAN,
ARriUTKCT AN O SVVK HI NTBN 0 ENT -M sta
offlce 4'iiir:n"iti. onto; Branch omce over
first Nstiouii Bank, Rock Island. fit ly
ST. LUKE'S COTTAUE 1I0SI ITAL,
ON TU1RO AVENCtt, between Tilh snd
Eleventh irwli. feb 14-tf
WM. 0. KULP, 3. D. S.
OFr-ICK REMOVED TO
M -4 SONIC TEMPLE,
Km. ST, ts and
Tske K't vaor. DlVENfOKT, I A,
225 FOinTH AVE..
Opposite the Catholic church, litis a
full line of
Christmas Caudles, Toys,
of every description, cheap.
Chiistmas Trees, Decora
HAS PURCHASED THE
and bas removed to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
tylle solicits the trade long enjoyed
bj bis prederecsor and as many new
customers as wish lo favor bim with
Brownson the Hatter,
fir con J and Mia Street, Haven port Iowa,
Fur Muffs and Boas
AT BOTTOM PRICES.
Tr.ay oe fonid on
li j at OCI. P.
liOWtl.l. iXJ i
bit a F
UrsEAii (ll (?rruc
feaeetl, vrnsf, adver
tiaine? eoutraots may
to ami lot it it
Tbe fitst coal shipped into this market
from Mercer county was from the mines
or K. H. tins la tbe fall of 1896, and
hence given the name it still bears. It is
well known to be tbe best sold lo tbe
market, and other merchant, have adop.
ted tbe same name and oflVrmi; an in
ferior artirle for tbe genuine. Don't be
deceived, but buy the genuine celebrated
Mercer county coal of T. II. Ellis, on
Second avenue, opposite Hi. Joseph's
church. The office has not been removed,
but is there still, and is tbe only place in
the market selling tbe old and genuine
article. Telephone 1036.
ttif G h; ?girri. iiii.vf.
sai sat: - taction iu ite
cure of vsonuirtm'ft unci
(iit. I Irt!crit.?itani
let! sa' .. iu ivcc mim-r..
In !' ii ell ?ulVrn:s
4. J. STKR.
Foltl t.y ruka.su
l H bjf tin f J Ml RitAcis
inn fw-tariiurK.. tad tie
KTOW'lr t: - tiKh ll .ak ,,r.
tulM-.tl'r ai,d .n.n.Vl.....k I . .... -
jrmu. ls,,. sw-n.ai.xr all tirll wm ,-,.,.
am-" rur, u r, I r, rvo m..ma, . l. ., LLn,r-,lU.; mUn.a
atoaUodsja Electric Co, Hi9U5?Hs,UCniosatt.
FOR UBl ONLY!
APOSmYE S"l0?TorrAn.ITO AKB00D:
owksuew Ult attfical M Sll
ssifsto. a. .
r rCwim la t7 1
ItaVttelB f If
Our establishment is getting too small for our rapidi
growing business and we have decided to 7
give up our
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below cost. This is not a sham-sale but a borui
fide sale, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Batter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West
U. B, ZIMMER
Star Block, - 0pp. Harper House,
IS RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he mates his suits up In the latest styles.
UTS PRICES ARE LOW,
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
$"Painiing, Graining and Paper Hanginff,.
DI MICK BLOCK. Twentieth Street, T i Tclonri 111
near Third Avenue. AVOLK IbldllU, 111.
F. C. Hoppe,
STo. 1S08 Second Av.,
Rock Island, 111.
All kln ls of Carpenter work done. General Jobbing done on short
notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and ehop 1412 Fourth aTe., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Second Avenue, opposite Harper House. The cboirest imported
WINES VND LIQUORS.
Imported and Key West Cigars, a specialty.
J. M. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
as a awnwaaaa mm . - a
Ask your Grocar for tkato,
"sclaltl,s: Tk, Christy "SJTtTlB"
H. D. FOLSOM,
W WW W
W W w Ml
NOW IS TOUR TIME.
Just received another invoice of FALL GOOD at th. xr -, .
lishment. and will .ell 25 pel 'cent cheVneT ?L w J,,orin esUb
the eitv Call .7,i...l. cneaper than any merchant tailor in
xne cuy. call and eismina tbe stock before purchasing
A. M. WALSH,
430 Brady Street, Daven port, I.
O N LiY S2.00 A DOZEISr.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO
and hav, some of the Ut aoveltlM of th, season. '
m o , HAKELIER, Proprietor and ArtisL
No. 1722, Second ave Gayforda old atudio, oyer McCabe's.
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St.
Kmveuui a venue,
Second St., DAVENPORT,
DAVIS & CO,
A combine stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing.
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc.
' Sole Agrnts for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
We guarantee every one perfect, and will Prml i'uj..
Twrn'y day s trial, lo rrsponrlble partn-s
Safety Heating Doilcrs and Contractor f..r
fiiini.-liiD and Isyinit Wnti r, ami
First Avk .
Ui-tk Island, Illinois
Telephone 1HH. Iteaiilr re I elepbone nm.
tauual Abb IKsTITt.
Tmey ara best.
ROC ISLAND. UX.
No. 1707 Second avenue, Kock Island.
and Bn ilHpr.