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THJE HOOK ISLAND I ARGU8. MONDAY, DECEM13E11 23, 1889.
THE GREATEST SAL
Kvcr li.niigiiincl In llock Island.
Since buying our immense Line of Holiday Goods the
owners of Postoflice Block have decided to build aud there
being bo vacant stores smtable to our business, we are com
pelled to close out our entire stock at a great reduction.
Hocking Horses, Stirrups V Saddle, .)c
Shoe Fly Hookers - ,"5c
Two Wheeled Carls, - - tie
Colored Willow Doll Carriages, - 20c
Boys Tool Chests from tic up to 2.00
e r c
s - c
lock Dull.. 8c
Other price, 8c, Mc. 2ir, 2.V.
h.v diI up.
W Iit lb floet line of I! Injur Dolls
vr shown and to start llirm we Kill
mak spool al price:
Sim) 6 loch fiistju fie
200 4 Inch Bisque, kid body V?c
3U0 19incb. jointed ,.. 83c
Colored doll, Baby doll. Large doll.
Sui.il doll. Talking doll. Kicking
From 13c and up.
Tnis Black Board 45c
1 - I
i I V 1
-t- Pen vu
Kite ben Bet mac entirely of Tin
100 Bote at 5c
W " " 8.V
'"will Bloik from 10 cui up to
Craadall Boi 20c and 40c.
Oun from 8
Jk' ' )&r' ?-
j hm C- . .4 I .. " -
Spice Cabinets 80c.
From SSc up to $:i (.
i uuiuiers q
Heavy Tumbler 5c
Uoblel. Fruit dishes, Sauce dishes 10c a
dozen; others too numerous to men
Cups and Saucer from 10c up to f 1 50
esch; Fruit Plate Sc. Inc. 2:ic and
31c: Slush and Milk sets. 5i)c, TSc'and
Dolls' High Cliair 20i-.
Skin Horses all price.
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PosTorricx Block, Bock Island.
THE SENSES OF FISHES.
DO THEY THINK AND CAN THEY
TALK WITH EACH OTHER t
Evldcar That Thaj Caa Do Both of Tboaa
ami lom Ochor Tklaga BcaldM Tboy
Caa Only Cad.r lb. Water How aad
What Thy Hvar Polnta fo aoflora.
Seth Own. tb Meotor of (bh cultur la
Anmira, belieTed tbat fish talked to one an
other; and tb, kla I by no nmoi an extra r
It ta conceded by naturalists tbat certain
insect and many of tb, lower animals bar
tho power of inipartlog mutual tntolltgeno
by proreoM unknown to us. Tb bttl.ants
boboobbtu; with oah other, tbe cooing; dor,
wooing ita mat vocally, tba ben clucking
ber brood under protecting wings, are famil
iar instance of vocal Intercourse among In
serts and birds; and no one who has watched
tli. minnows of a shallow pool, or those in an
aquarium, ha failed to tea equally sure Indi
cations tbat ILihe. bar, a way of their own
In communicating with each other. They
dart up to on, another, put noae together
for a moment, and then dart off again with
an air as mucb as to say, "All right."
Old Kschylua, In one of bis poems, calls
6h "tb voicelew daughters of the unpol
luted one;" but mauy of tbe ancients and
moderns testify to tbe utterance of fish.
Pliny, Ovid and others tell ns of tbe Scarua
and ita wonderful power of intonation. In
the day of Old Rome certain fish were aid
to bave a regular language, "low, sweet and
fascinating," and the Emperor Augustus pre
tended to understand their very words. W
bave all beard, or beard of, the various
sounds of the gurnards, of the booming of
the drum fish, the grunt of the croaker,
weak (Uh ami others. The grunt fUh of the
Gulf of Mexico is said to express discontent
and pain, and when touched with a knife
fairly shrieks, and when dying make moan
and sobs duagreeably buinan.
NUKING IS riSHES.
Tbe scientists tell us tbat in mauy Gshes
no trace exists of an organ of hearing; tbat
the tympanum, ita cavity, and the external
parts of tbe ear, are entirely abseot; tbat In
others this organ U only imperfectly devel
oped, and that in tbe remaining few, such as
the shark, the shad, herring and others, there
is an odd connection between tbe organ of
bearing and the air bladder. With thee
crude facta before him, the ichthyologist
leaves the auglar to work out the answer to
tbe question "Can fisb bearP a Inch is a most
practical one to the careful angler in bis pur
suit of tlie educated game fish of our inland
m uteri. W sum up briefly the conclusion
of an old black tau angler on this subject
Fish bear no sound originating in the air.
Place a cannon upon an india-rubber
carnage, sufficiently large and elastic enough
to deaden, when fired, all concuion upon
the grounil, and Mr. Fish, after the explosion,
will be as placid at his pool as a gourmand
But, step as lightly as one may upon tbe
margin of a stream, and tb, fish will scatter
like shot from the shallows where tbey are
feeding or frolicking. The larger the fish
and the leaser the depth of water, the greater
and wilder the scattering will I.
Again, any roncu.ioa origiuating in or
upon the bed of the river, or Is-low the fish,
does not appear to disturb them. This was
verified by this old angler one day upon a
large bass which be saw lyiug motionless
within a foot of the stake to which the camp
boat was tiel. Tbe water was about four
feet deep. He struck several successive bard
blows upon tbe top of the stake, which pro
truded about two feet out of tbe water,
without causing a flirt of tlw tin iu the ua
Our angler at once concluded that tbe bass
could not bear tbe noise made by foot-step
upon the bed of the river, when wadiug in
tbe stream, ami. as tbe jolly fins could not
bear the conversation origiuatiug out of the
water, anglers may indulge in social chat
and pleasantries whenever inclined, taking
care, however, to be always on th, safe side,
by not Iwcoming too boisterous in their du
FtSUES CAS SEE.
Anglers generally agree on the subject of
th, seuse of sight in fisiies. A fisb can see in
water, but not out of it.
Tb, shadow of a split bamboo rod thrown
across a pool will create in a fish tbe same
skittisbnetsi as would be caused by an ele
phant browsing upon the hank.
A passing cloud overa shallow and pellucid
pool protects the angler and puts another fin
or two in bis creel, where a moment before
each cast of bis drove the fisb to deeper pool
or U-bind rotcting rocks.
An old angling friend once said to me that
fish were bke ostriches iu some of their ways,
notably iu that they seemed to feel safe when
their nose, were bid behind a tuft of grass or
in tbe crevices of a sunken rock.
"Fuh facing the suu, and forget not this
rule, even wheu the twdigbt is over the wa
ters, by costing toward the west," was tbe
law enacted by his knowlrdgo, based upon
experience, of the effect of shadows upon th,
wary fins, who are mora startled by unusual
appearance on tb, surface of a pool than
they are by Strang, things below.
Vision and bearing in tish being tbe sensss
most important to tb, angler iu bis water
sports, those next in value are smell and
taste. The possession of these by fish seems
to be a disputed poiut They bav, evidently
taste in a modified degree, as they will re
ject the artificial lure if the barb of the hook
is not immediately iiuhedJwl in their flesh,
but on the other hand, tbey will take a leath
er or rublier imitation of the natural bait
with as much gusto as a live minnow or bug
hence tbe question is a seesaw one.
(if course, among angling naturalists, tbe
gift of tbe senses is, or at least they think it
should be, confined to game fish, as they can
not imagine any dispensation of Providence
that places the Ignoble catfish or the snaky
eel upon tbe same plane with tbe salmon,
trout and ban. W. C. Harris in Nature.
Ornaments of Itosnan Women.
Tbefavoriteomamentof tbe Roman beauty
was undoubtedly the bodkin, tbe pin loug
and pointed, widening at tbe top, and carved
with the figure of Kortuna or some other
favorite goddess. It was occasionally ar
ranged to contain poison, and put to tragic
of a woapon to tortnnt the slaves wbo as
sisted at the difficult function of the toilet
To prepare tba hair, and skillfully blend tb,
false with tb, true, a variety of Ivory and
bone combs war, employed, a well a tb
discern iculutn, a pointed instrument to make
a parting straight enough to satisfy tbe ex
acting object of all these at ten tion. Domes
A Vine of the bead.
In the beautiful cemetery of Athens stands
an old tomb of a family once prominent, not
only in tbe classic city, but in other cities
throughout tbe cute. Iu it ar laid at rest
th bodies of several ancestor who once
played prominent parte tn the history of
Athens and tbe state. Ieath slights no fani
Uy, though for a time It may pass It by. A
few years after tbe war, th door of the last
cold resting place of tbe family yawned fur
a while and close.! again on the increased
dead wbo slept within its dark, cold recesses.
For some years Iber were no deaths, and th
silence of the tnb was unbroken, save fur
tbe visits of loved ones who kuelt without and
Offered a prayer for tbe dead or paid loving
tribute to their virtues. At last death came
once mora. Tbe good old grandmother
bowed to tbe will of time, and dear ones
gathered to pay their last respects. Tbe sol
emn processioo wound its slow way to tbe
Tbe d.r of toe vault opened heavily on Its
hinge as It swuug back to receive iu dead
A flood of goliieu sunlight filled tbe tomb, dis
pelling tu gloom aud revealing a strange
sight. There, creeping along tbe walls and
over tbe coffin, was a whit vine. Pure and
pearly it stood in bold relief against tbe dark
tiarkgrouud and glistened in the sunlight
But w hat most astonished thus wbo saw it
was iu urn shaped windings There was no
mistaking tb resemblance. It was almost a
perfect urn. But tb, wonder did not stop
here. Curling further on, it formed a I, tb,
family initial. Astonishment cnued not ber.
It was a nu mystery, aud tb climax was
yet to be reached. Th, minister offered up
th, prayer, "Ashe to asbes, dust to dust."
Tbos wbo were looking at tlie white vine
saw It tremble, then it book awl fell tn frag-
K-miiermg over tn cuninsor tb dead.
-August Oa.) Chronicle.
Tbe death of this celobrati t.l anlaf ratings
be said to have left a vnlrf In ik. n...i
world, tleoselt having long passed tbe age
of active and Influential asrvio, tn tbe cause
of bis art. lie is especially entitled to re
membrance as forming a link between tbe
r"" "i ujw u u luroei acnoot ana tbat of
Frana Lisvt. H.m In uu . . l.
to Bavaria, be bad tbe advantage of Hum-
wen s tencnuig, out quicaiy discovered tnat
his mauentcsrw tphnf.nia i.,-.,ti
. I I -- IIHUUIUOIl,
and consequently applied himself diligently
""re uieuaMB tn murer training, with
special devotlor to the art oi playingezteS- I
In this brand i of pianoforte playing he ac
quired marvek a facility, and on hi last
visit to Loodot (In 17), wher b never ap
peared in publio owing to natural shyness of
disposition, be astonished and delighted a
select auditory at Broad wood's, where he
played WeberV sonata in A flat, which, as
musicians ar a ware, contain some awkward
extended chorda For students hi method
can only be ad' antageously utilized in onion
with others, ant hi (todies op. 8 and ( ar
unsuitable for a ly but very advanced players.
His concerto in K minor is now rarely played,
and a a compowr be is at present best known
by bis bright Etude in sixths, "81 olseau
j'etais." In 1(C S Henselt settled in St. Peters
burg as court 4anist and teacher, but paid
annual visit d iring th vacation to Warm
brunn, In Bile a, wher be died. Th Athe
naeum, A Tale cf Triplets and a Goat.
A tale of triplet and a goat comes from
tbe east end. Three children with but a single
thought, aud tl at was to deodorise tbe goat.
Usually triplet , per se, do not survive tb ill
tbat flesh is be r to. On or two are certain
to pass away. But In this case the trio with
on birthday aved and grew and became
strong and beaity. Tbey own or did own
a goat, and, as their sensibilities developed,
tbey realised taat the animal, by some wise
provision of ni ture, bad been endowed with
a disagreeable dor. To remove this stigma
from their pet lwcame tbe cherished ambition
of tbe three.
To accompli i the disinfecting process the
garden hose waa brought into requisition.
That g't was dayed upon as though it was
a burning built ing, reducing the unfortunate
auimal to a son d-comatose condition. It was
tben carefully inspected nasally, by a com
mittee of tbe siiole, and the disgust of tbe
three was great when it was found tbat tbe
goat smelled very goaty. The children tben
assumed that I he trouble lay deeper than its
bide and hair, and tbat an internal applica
tion of water w ould be necessary. So the un
fortunate anin al's mouth waa opened, tbe
hose inserted i.nd the water turned on. A
little of that so t of a thing goes a long way,
ven with a got t, and the trio soon had a life
less pet on tbei r bands. It died a martyr to
three children1 conception of what was due,
from a goat, to the seuse of smell. Pittsburg
Sis H ro tb flam Year.
The year ISIS was very fruitful of Massa
chusetts govert ors, six of tbe men wbo have
held that olHc within forty years having
been born In that year. Governor Claflin
waa the first -jo see tbe light, having been
born on tbe dtfc of March, IMS. A few weeks
later, on the Sis of May, John Albion An
drew was born and less than a month after
his cradle bega i to be rocked George 8. Bout
well's infant cries were beard. His birth
day was tbe 2Mb of June. Tbe next to be
governor was lorn two months later (Aug.
30i, and was cl ristened Alexander IL Rice.
A sturdy, thrifty pair of plain people, of
Irish stock, reji iced at the coming of Thomas
Tnltsa to gladden their hearts eight days
later (Sctit. 7i, ith little thought, probably,
that be would tver l governor of Massachu
setts, and tbe ft b of Novemlier witnessed th.
birth of Beuja nin F.Butler. So six babes
were born within seven months who were to
hold the highes office in the gift of tbe people
of Masxacbuvit. Mr. C'lafiin was born iu
Milton, Mr. lioitwell in Brooklineand Mr.
Kic in Newto t, while the other three were
bore out of tie state Mr. Butler in IWc
field. N. H., Ml. Andrew in Windham, Me.,
aud Mr. Taloo. in Cambridge, N. Y. Bos
U w t Hypnotise.
The MedicaTVimes aud Register says that.
iu tb induction of tbe hypnotic sleep, tbe
fixing of tbe ey upon a brass ball or other
bright object, according to Braid' method,
is no longer considered necessary. Simply
place tbe patiei. t in a large armchair, in a
quiet, slightly d trkened room ; tell him not to
must tbe influence to sleep, and then repeat a
doaen or mora time, some such phrases a
"Now you are i oing to sleep; you are breath
ing slowly; your eyes are closing; you are
almost asleep," etc., in a low, monotonous
tone of voice. If tbe atient is hypnotized,
a cataleptic stute will be manifested when
the arms are ra sed. 'ow tbe desired cure is
suggested, and after a few moments tb,
patient is awak ned by simply telling him to
awake. Such n the method employed by the
Where Is the Museum Maa?
George IL Sort, a Chattanooga negro,
will cry for Un luinutes by tbe watch fur
ten cents, or a; the rate of a paltry cent a
minute. It is a geuuine weep, with regular
tears, and big boo-hoos at intervals, and
why be has not eeu secured by the museums
is a question taat should be explained at
once. Detroit I Tee Press,
WAHNOW3IN'S THIRD BRIDE.
.Has) Flensed w th Civilised Courtship, Ha
lluys Hi r with Eight Poalc.
Mrs. R. S. Ru-it'a line of work in connec
tion with tbe tVouian's Home Missionary
society leads her among th, Indians, and ber
reports concerni lg tbe progress of missionary
labor in tbat fie d are full of incidents. She
went into Kansts and thence into tbe Indian
territory, one point of visitation b.ing about
thirty-five mil. from Cedarville, Kan.
"When we readied tb Indian agency," ah
said, in relating her experience on tbat jour
ney, "we were v-elcomed by tbe teachers and
tbe Rev. B. C. t wartz, superintendent of tbe
missions in tb territory. While w wer
talking, a significant incident occurred. Tbe
tall figure of a full blooded Indian entered
the school room, and was introduced a 8 hel la
pasha. He had some fur his daughter Clara,
who attended tie school and was a general
favorite with tiachers and pupils. Sheila
pasha announce 1 that he Intended to take
ber home with bun and dispose of bar in
marriage. The -bild wept bitterly, teachers
and friends ran.onstrated; every argument
wa used to dis.uade him from bis purpose,
but tbe Indian o ily yielded so far as to say:
'I will briug ber back to-morrow if I do not
marry ber.' We visited tbe Indian camp in
tbe afternoon, and found Clara Sheila pasha
dressed in a bluiket. She fled as we ap
proached to bid ber anguish, and we were
informed tbat ler father had sold her for
eight ponies, at d the marriage wma to b
consummate " mmm Th young
Indian wbo pur :hased bar fur his wife was
" ahnowgin. t had been at tb school at
Lawrence, coull speak English tolerably
well, and seemec quite intelligent, but going
back to tbe resirvation, a do most of tb,
full Hoods whet they ar educated at a dis
tance from the r homes, returned to tb
blankst and the .jeatben habit of his people.
H, already had t wo wive.
"Tbe prospective bridegroom, tn preparing
for his marriage, after the ponies were given
over to the br.l's father, retired from tbe
companionship i f bis people and remained
aluuetill near tin hour for tbe ceremony.
Tben be came be :k to the camp of his friends
and to bis tent, where b remained upon a
rich blanket. A plate of cooked food wa
placed before bit l, which be did not touch.
The bride-elect, 1 i her camp, had in the mean
time been dressed in ber richest blankets, and
embroidered garnenta, beads, tb plumage of
birds, and paint entering into tbe combina
tion. Showy kn c knacks encircled neck and
arnia, and were suspended from her ear,
whll th tinklin,; silver bell, of ber anklets
made hiusio at e ery step. She was placed
on a pony, and, a it was led out by one at ber
people, a gun wai fired. Off started tbe pony
carrying tbe brk a, tbe firing of tb, gun being
the signal fur focr Beet women of tbe camp
of tbe bridegroot i to start to meet ber. The
one who reached her first had tba huuor of
leading her pony to tbe bridegroom's tent.
Thus escorted, w ma ithln a few feet of the
la-idegraotn's tet t, b wa lifted from, th,
pony and placet! upon a whit blanket, tbe
four corners of vhlcb were held by tbe four
women. They I cs her in and placed her be
side tbe man wIk was soon to be ber husband.
When tbe bride s nd groom bad partaken of
food from th sum plate tbey were consid
ered a being ma: Tied."
Tb houeyraoco, Mrs. Rust said, was not
very captivating "Tbe next day," abe con
tinued, 'tbe cou i)e war taken back to tb
camp of tbe brlle1 people, th bridegroom
riding the best ht ra bis family could provide
fur bun, which as afterwards given to ber
people. All tbe beautiful clothing of tb
bride bad already been distributed among
members of tb husband's family, and she
wore, aa sb aust henceforth wear, tbe
coarsest and commonest materials. Her
jewels were goo, bar hair uu braided, and
ber life of servloi and drudgery begun. Tb
bridegroom was i ow, according to an Indian
custom, one of bf family, and will have no
special associata n with bis people tn tb
future. nIndiam polis Journal.
Th Jtast ar Sam.
ita, whose Italian subject
"Tbe Pearl of Savoy," is
by ber husband with a new
the finest which can be
ow fall from her throat to
of ber a
string of pearls.
found, and tbey I
below her wastt.
a sobd mas. One serins-
on this beck lac
"as given her by her young
son, wbo could nt
t arxord to pay for It ail at
ranged with the jeweler to
art aliment plan Krchange.
on tuna, so be ai
pay for it on the I
Who owns yoa fields, so fair and wide?
Doss he who rave his gold to win them,
Tet ne'er, with vsuoa rapt, bath spied
The stretch of lovely landscape In themt
Kay, aay I bis are by law. Indeed,
The greea expanse, tbe reach of river;
But he who by nature's form caa read
Doth truly have and hold forever.
Th, priceless work of art divine,
The painter's or tbe sculptors doing,
Whieh thou dost gas upon. Is thine
U thou canst feel Its charms while viewing.
Tbe senseless soul a world might claim
Without one radiant rase poasessing;
Its own the universe mUrht name. k
Yet loss each sunset's silent blessing.
Ah, there are rich that are moat poor.
And poor there are worth countless treasure;
What wealth alone caa ne'er secure
Is his whom beauty thrills with pleasure.
MRS. JOHN C. HEENAN.
Sara Stevens TelU the Story of Her Court
ship with th rris Fighter.
The other afternoon a reporter found, at
her rooms on Market street, th widow of
John C. Heenan. She Is known as Mrs. Sara
Stevens, having resumed her maiden name
while playing in the Grismer-Davis company,
with which combination she has been travel
ing. When approached on the subject of ber
siarriage with Mr. Heenan, she said:
"I was a mere girl, playing at Laura
Keene Theatre in New York, when I was
told tbat Mr. Heenan came often to the thea
tre to see me on th stage. The idea seemed
ridiculous, aa I waa so slight and small, and
sot playing parts where I showed to much
tdvantage. One night he occupied a box,
and the papers were publishing his challenge
to the world.
"I disliked everything connected with tbe
ring, and thought that all those people ought
to be iu the war where there was real fight
ing. I told th, manager I was going to get
off a joke at Heenan ' expense, and be for
bade me, as he said Heenan was a good patron
of tlie place, and people often came to see
him in the audience. I couldnt help doing
it, however, and was able to do so without
changing a word in my part. When I came
to the line which read: 'All able-bodied men
ought to fight for their country,' I rendered
it this way: 'AH able-bodied men ought to
fight then turning to Heenan' box, and
walking over toward it, I continued in a
louder tone for their country.
"Tb effect was Instantaneous on the audi
ence, and a great shout went up and general
handclapping. Heenan put his hand to his
face and burst out laughing, aud when tbe
audience ceased to applaud lie clapped bis
bands approvingly and this started another
outburst, and even the manager, who threat
ened to discbarge me if I guyed Heenan, I
saw laughing behiud the sceues. It was a
play called 'The Seven Sisters,' a burlesque.
"Next day a lady in the company, whose
busleuid knew Heenan, told me that Heenan
desired an Introduction, 1 declined, as I bad
a horror of fighters, but the request was re
newed, and I sent back that when be gave up
gambling and prize fighting I would be glad
to meet biliL I supposed nothing would come
of this, but next day I received marked
copy of Wilkes' Spirit of tbe Times, in which
tbe anuounceinent waa made that Heenan
had withdrawn bis challenge to tbe world,
and hail also sold out his interest in a gam
bling saloon in New York.
"1 was quite astonished, and being yet a
girl, was' also pleased, for it flattered my
vanity that while the whole country was
wondering why Heenan bad withdrawn his
challenge to tbe world I alone knew tbe real
cause. He was presented to me that after
noon, and I was surprised to meet a man so
gentle and manly, and after admiring him a
week or two I fell hopelessly in love and se
cretly married him, for my parent opposed
the match. An odd select ion this giant made
for a wife 1 only weighed 110 pounds at the
time. It seemed queer that he should have
ever admired me."
There was a look in tbe woman's eves, how
ever, tbat did not make tbe matter seem so
strange after mXL San Francisco Examiner.
A curious fact about Sarah Bernhardt is
that she has caused a most sumptuous tomb
to be prepared in Pere la Chaise for her own
obsequies. It is all in w hite marble, with the
one word, "Bernhardt," iuscrited above the
portal Within there is space for a single
coffin only. Tbe great actress desires to be
alone after death, as she has been unap
proachable in ber geuius during her life.
Every year on ber birthday she visit this
tomb and lays upon it a wreath of Immor
telles. Some one asked ber why she did so.
"Because," she said, "I would like to bav
my grave decorated with flowers after my
death, and perhaps if I accustom people to
sea it so adorned they will follow mv exam
ple and keep up the custom when I am no
more." Is there not something piteous in
this clinging of tbe most famous actress of
her generation to tbe fleeting memories of
tboee sha will leave behind herf Philadel
The Hodag was Sick.
Ws had forty minutes to wait at tbe depot
in St. Thomas, and everybody was taking it
easy, when a young man from the farm, wbo
was drawn there out of curiosity, perhaps,
walked up to a well-dressed man who was
pacing up and down, and began:
"Say, isn't your name Frenchr
"It is, sir," wss the reply.
"You were running a show in Buffalo last
'Price of admission was twenty-five
"Well. I was there. I went In. You had
a big sign out saying you bad a Hodag on
exhibition. Beln' as I bad never seen one I
paid my quarter, but it was an infernal
swindle. There wa no Hodag there I"
"Ah I I remember. He wa sick for a few
"Well, I want tbat quarter back, or IU
take it out of your hidel When I go in to
see a liodag tb, animal has got to be tber,
or th, money comes back."
"Quit right, my friend," calmly replied
the other. "Vow lieiiginsit So lilt ns wnen
our Hodag wast sick, but we gave you a
far greater curiosity In his stead."
"What was Itr
"The Exit. Didnt you see him r
"I saw a sign over the door, but I didnt
see no animal."
"Weil, if you didnt open tbe door it wasn't
my fault Tbe Exit was there to be seen,
and everybody wbo saw him said be beat
four Hodags rolled into one. "
"Is that sof Well, I was in too mucb of a
hurry, I guess, and if I have hurt your feel
ings I twg your pardon. An Exit isnt a
Hodag, but if you were doing tbe beat you
could I bav, nothing to say." New York
Nature's CudcrgTouud Statuary.
A magnificent atalactit grotto has been
found iu Carniula, near tb famous Adels
berg caves. Tb new grotto contains in
numerable cares filled with curious stony
formations resembling animals, trees, plants,
draperies, and so forth, the largest ball, or
"ball room," being ad'-roed with myriads of
stalactite curtains aud flags. Tbe stalactite
are pur white, and tery transparent, not
having yet become yellowish and blackened
by tbe lamp smoke of many visitors, as at
tlie Cheddar Cliffs, Adelsberg. or tbe Han
Grottoes in Belgium. In central France,
also, two exnlorers have diamnimi i
of grottoes near Miers, at tbe Causae de
uraiuai, w nere a suuiemuiean stream passes
fur iniltel through tlie ravea aiinaMntl t,.
join the Durdogne. So far as it has been
- mi, toe river lurmi seven uues ana t Dir
ty three cascades. Washington Capital.
Steel Tamp with Clyowlnsw
GlVfsarin as fmitwl In - . 1
lage in tempering steel and cast Iron. Tb
pw-tuu giwvuy ut ww glycerin may be
varied between 1 OH and 1 it i a (-
- - . vwH
by adding water, according to tb composi
tion of the steel Tb quantity of tb gly
cerin should b from ou to six times greater
than tbe weight of tbe pieces to be plunged
Into it, and iu temperature may be varied
from 15 dega to U deg. Cent , according to
the hardness of the metal The harder tbe
steel to be tempered, the highest should be
ths temperature of tbeglycerun. New York
A Cased Word for the rig.
W must all milk our apologies to tb pig,
who baa been gioasly maligned in regard to
bis food. Instead of being ready to eat any
thing, he turns out to be the most fastidious
of animal. Experiments bar been mad
both in Franc and Sweden which show tci
to be tbe case, and in tbe latter country the
record tells that, out of 675 plant, the goat
eats 449 and refuses 136; tbe sheep, out of 4iH
plants, eate 387 and refuse 141; out of 6M
plants, the cow eats 276 and refuses 218; out
of 474 plants, tb horse eats StS and refuse
13; and tb pig, out of S43 plant, eats Ti
and refuses 171. Pall Mall Oasetto.
' An amateur alnirer is lha misaino link
between 4 nrrou perron and tba grave-
Ladies' parlor desks, book case, e'e.
at tbe Adams', 823 Brady street, Daven
port. A. D. Hueainp, real estate and insure
a rice agent Office No. 1608 Second ave
nue, Rock Island.
Bide boards, fancy oak dining room
tablet and chairs at the Adams', 322 Bra
dy street, Davenport.
The Crown dining ball. No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish you
the best meal in the city for 25 cent.
Buy Mercer county coal of E. B. Mc-
Kown at bis' new coal yard corner of
Fifteenth street and First avenue.
$50,000 to loan on real estat security,
in sums of $300 and upward, at lowest
current rates of Interest, without com
mission. E. V. Hurst, Attorney at
law. Rock Island.
Modern Boas,, For Sal
On monthly installments by Ouytr &
Barth 4 Babeoek, Dentists.
No, 1724 Second avenue, ('isecial atten
tion paid to saving the natural teeth and
inserting teeth without plates.
Fourteen dry lots on four years time,
with sit percent per annum, to any one
wishing to build this summer.
Bursty en Bonds.
Those who are required to give bonds
in positions of trust, and who desire to
avoid asking friends to become their
sureties, or who may w ish 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.
Kork Island, El.
Salvation Oil is the greatest pain de
stroyer of any age or clime. For tbe cure
of neuralgia, rheumatism, and wounds
occasioned by accidents, such as cuts,
bruises, sprains, burns and frost bites it
has no equal. Price enlv 25 cents a bot
Isaac Harris captured a Urge bsld eaele
near tbe Lewistown, Ohio, reservoir. The
bird is a noble one. and evinces no fear.
but fought bravely and viciously. It is
8omning far ihsNtw Tsar.
Tbe world renowned success of Hoslet-
ter' Stomach Bitters, and their con
tinued popularity for over a third of a
century as a stomachic is scarcely more
wonderful than the welcome that greets
me annual appearance of Hop tetter s Al
manac. This valuable medical treatise is
published by the Hostetter company
Pittsburg. Pa., under their own immed
iate supervision, employing 60 bands in
tbat department. Tbey are running
about II months in the year on this wotk.
and the issue of same for will not be
less than ten millions, printed in tbe
fcogiuu, uerman, French. Welsh. Nor-
wegian, Swedish. Holland. Bobemisn and
Spanish languages. Refer to a copy of it
ror vaiuaoie and interesting reading con1
ccrning health, and numerous testimon
ials as to the efficacy of Hostetter 's Stom
ach ISitters, amusement, varied informa
tion, astronomical calculations and
chronological item, etc . which csn he
depended on for correctness. Tbe Al
manac for 189.) can be obtained free of
cost, from druggists and general country
dealers in all parts of tbe country.
Tbe wise man now swears cfl smoking
so his wife will not present bim with a
1 5 cent box of cigars Christmas.
The breath of a chronic catarrh n alien
is often so offensive that be becomes an
ot.ject of disgust. After a time ulcera
tion seta in, tbe spongy bones are at
tacked aad frequently destroyed. A con
stent source of discomfort is the diip
cling of the nurulent secretions into 1 ,
throat, so met imp. nrvul ii-i n ir ...i.ri.
bronchitis, which in its turn has been
me exruing csuse oi pulmonary disease.
Tbe brilliant results which have attended
Its use for years past properly designate
Ely's Cream Balm ss by ar the best and
urn t cure.
In tbe sanctuary all men are equal. In
the contribution box the punched quarter
jingies as louaiy as the proudest coin.
Haws About Town.
It is the current report about town
that Kemp's Balsam for the throat and
lungs is making some Temarkable cures
with people wbo 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 .
A new fountain pen is called tbe office
holder. It doesn't work worth a cent.
A woman's beauty is never lost
So long as her tweet smile remains
So long at gleam her teeth like frost.
And ber toft lip the ruby stains;
And St zodont, with magic power.
Bestows on ber this priceless dower.
An Albany, Yt. did has shipped to
western markets this year Jt.OtH) tons of
maple sugar, valued at 597.000.
The best on earth can truly be said of
Ungg s Ulycenne Salve, which is a sure,
afe and speedy cure for cut, bruises,
scalds, burns wounds and ail other soref
Will positively cure piles, tetter and all
skin eruption. Try this wonder healer.
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refund
ed. Onlv S cents. Hold bv drUKirieta
"You needn't try to play it on me," as
tbe flte np tbe steeple said to tbe hose
For tbe best Mercer county coal call at
the corner of Fifteenth street ami Second
avenue. D. I). Ellis.
This powder never vsrles. A marvel of pnritv,
strsiurtn snd whoesomne. Mors economics
tli an th ordinary kinds, and cannot he eold in
cumprtittoa with the multitude of low test, s bort
weight alnm or pr ihophte powders . goMtntw
Se CO as. RoTaL Baatae Puvdxs Co., KS3 Wall
bL, N. T.
FOB SALE VALUABLE PATENT IM
provesarat on Elevators. Now ia operation at
ftar finishing Works. utt Hamilton. St Ftallada.
Pa; preserves life and limb; for full ponies iara
apply to BO&T J. WALKER. Inventor.
SALESMAN WANTED AT ONCE, LOCAL OK
traveling ; big pav, steady work ; stork war
ranted; quick selling specialties: outfit free: ex
perience a naaceseary. 4AMh E. WHITNEY,
aov US-am Kurserruan, Hoc beater. M. Y.
SALESMEN WANTED 7,0 SOLICIT FOR
our well-knowa Nursery: goud wages paid
every Week ; permanent empiovuent guaranteed.
Writ, at once, before territory taken, stating age.
IB CULAsB BROS' CO.. Chicago, 11L
WANTEDAN OIL SALESMAN, ON COM
miesioe. for th Lubricating oi) trade: ad
dreea to Tbe DteterichsOli Co., tM West Wash
ington a., Chicago. 11L
WANTED RELIABLE LOCAL AND THAV
eiin aalesaaea; puaittoos pel manual ; spec
ial tadaceaaeaui now; faaseelling specialties.
Dost delay; salary trass the start,
BROW N BUOSNaresryman. Chicago, TIL
Promptly snd neatly exeoated by th 4w Jo.
paid a Ciswieretal work
STATU OF ILLINOIS, l
Rock I LAUD C00HTT, I '
In th, ttrenlt Court of said county to th January
Catherine Moore, Ssmnel W. Lincoln, If. v.
Kichsrds, Hans Lsire, M. v. noouiora, x.. -Bengtston,
Burton Malcolnr, James F. Mont
gomery. Martha Thomas. Hosilie Coryn,
Desire Corya and Mary J. Macbeth.
W. B. Bmfleld, Renben Wells, The Unknown
Iieirs-sl-lsw or Joel wens, aeceaseo, xienms
Warren, William A. Noome, Laura A. Noar-e,
Jane M. Wratherhrad. Elisa Bibcock, Eunice
L. M ill. Lonlsa J. Bryant and Antoneite Henry
Affidavit of the non-resldencc of the said W. R.
BnrSeld, Ken hen Weils snd lnts J.Bryant, snd
that the heir st law of Joel Wells, deceased, are
tin known and made Darties as the nnknown heirs
at lsw of Joel Wells, deceased, having been filed
in the clerk's offlre of the circuit court or hock
lalsnrl ennnty, srste of Illinois, notice Is therefore
hereby given to the sstd non-resident defendsnts,
Inst the rnmplsinsnts Sled their bill of comp sint
hi ssid conrt a the chsncery side thereof on the
ITTth dar of November, lsftt, and thst thereupon
summons tunned ont of sa d court, wherein said
suit ts now pending, returnable on the first Mon
day In the month of Jan oary next, ss la by lsw
Now. unless von. the ssid non-resident defen
dsnts above nsnied. and the nnknown heirs at lsw
of Joel Wells, deceased, shall personally be and
appear before said circuit conrt on the first day
of the next May term thereof, to be bolrien at Rock
Island in and for said countv, on tb first Mon
day in Msy next, and plead, arswer or de
mur to the said complainant's bill of complaint
snd the same and the mailers and thing there
in ennrrea ana siatva win oe tssen as con
fessed, sort a decree entered against you accord
ing to the prayer of ssid bill.
KucK Island, III.. Uecember. Is, 1H9.
(iKO. W. UAMBLB,
C'le'k of Circuit Conrt.
W. R.Mooaa lanGcrsa Swcikev. Solicitors
COMFORTABLE aad ELEGANT
For Sal by Leadlna; Dealer,
rfi Solely ly VHL BAfiESS, Troy.U.Y
J. X. BEARDSLEY,
ATTORWET AT LAW Office with J. T.
worthy, 17x3 Secoud Aveoae.
WILLI. IX JAIASO?!,
1 TTORNKT AT LAW. Office la Rock Islaad
ilKeUoaal bank Building, Bock Island, HL
a. n. mntT. e. a, waxua.
SVTEEJET A WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COTJNbRLIRS AT LAV
Once in Bang. ton's brosa. Kick Island, OL
MrEMRT & XcEMRV,
TTORXKY'H AT LAW Losn money on food
ix eecuniv. niske cot ections. rtt-rerence. Mitch
ell A Lynde, hankers. Office in Pnrtottice block.
THE DAILY ARUUS.
R SALE EVEKT EVENING at Cramnteo"
New- Maud, etvs eeeia pes copy.
I). S. MnUKEHAX.
ARCTHTKCT ANOSUPKRINTENDENT MSSB
ofSee f inc.tir attl. Ohio; hranca office over
Pint Nalioii,! hmk, Kock Island. fit ly
ST. Ll hK'S IDTTAfcE I10SI ITAL,
Of THIRD AVRNL'E, between Tenth and
Eleventh arrteta. feb U-tf
m, 0. KULP. 0. D. s.
OFFICE RXMOYKD TO
Recent S. 47. IS and J,
Take E'rvaior. DAVENPORT. I A.
50O5 FOURTH AVE..
Opposite the Catholic church, has a
full line of
DEVOTION A LS.
Christmas Candles, Toys,
of every description, cheap.
Chiistmas Trees, Decora
HAS PURCHASED TBE
- and has removed to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
t3THe solicits the trade long enjoyed
by his predecessor and as many new
customers at wish to favor him with
BronsoB tlie Mar,
ttcsmJ umI at aia Strrvt, Davenport Iowa,
Fur Muffs and Boas
AT BOTTOM PRICKS.
THIS PAPER i
tnny be fornix eat
n e at uva r .
Kowaac l epruce
frtxeet), where adeer
1 1 tins' eoutraete may
ha mails lis it u
The fltst coal shipped into this market
from Mercer county waa from the mines
or K. H. till in the fall of 1886, and
hence given the name it still bear. It it
well known to be tbe best sold in tbe
market, and other merchant have adop
ted the same ntme and offerinir an in
ferior article for the genuine. Don't be
deceived, but buy tbe genuine celebrated
Mercer county coal of T. H. Ellis, on
Second aveuue. opposite St. Joseph'
church. The office has not been removed,
but is there still, and is tbe only place in
the market selling the old and genuine
article. Telephone 1036.
BipfJ r. srire . ni..
aal aat:.-fttk.n m tue
cure o Ouuorrtjiee and
t.'leet. 1 preecriL llaw.1
leel su.ein rerftuimrur.
fne M io sll sufferers.
4. J. a.Tii:B. si.it..
fold by lTolrt
WE AK. MEN ! raTS
..1 lissill a l mittiiM.lanmni
i ae;w rmc w !(. i; a rMT
rKl-1 BAtlVX n kAfcMe-rua r.r-
aVWats. nttuL ehiarelftllti- ee. . -M
strt)'wwWi L mil . ana. i a Mna.
IJihritla 'd,vrvuw.Mp(nark, Xs-Mtr.
-tl-it IxUfaHrrW ale- )...,, s-. .... --
v.eww an' t-e-ms-nn.f vm am isi serif 1 in 4 r1j 1st I .
A POSITIVE -rLO?T " An.nro ainioon,
6eaer. BEEV008 BMnjT1.
"w.!ew. Ba. ranrtplae. UM.ee. na. Mliid
- "it hcu u. trfHalTi;
at v r r : ji x
f Caew letl
liMvJtaat Osmkal 8a
I Jt:N ONLV
-J-Ir TV" ' r .
ti II XfcXi Z V 1 ay an siiad: Streets
r was -rr Fx omasa ia flli ia T
aert. hu. sHeuat.s.
5- w-arVre- rXZZZZ7Z2:J.2Z;
as i i j
?L !?,0T' leterwesj, r-ir-nnn mm
Our establishment is getting too small for our rapidly
' growing business and we have decided to
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, litis is not a sliam-eale but a bona
fide sale, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, I A.
U. B, ZIMMER
Star Block, - Opp. Harper House.
13 RECEIVING DAILY IIIS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up In the latest styles.
HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LiERCH j& STJTCLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
yrPainting, Graining and Paper Hanging.
l)IMICK BLOCK. 'Twentieth Street, P nr-L- Tclnnrl 111
near Third Avenue. IbianQ, 111.
E. C. Hoppe,
ISTo. 1808 Second A.ve
An kind of Carpenter work done. General Jobbing done on short
notice and taasf action guaranteed.
Office and shop 1412 Fourth ave., ROCK ISLAN D. ILL.
Second Avenue, opposite Harper House. The choicest imported
"WINES AND LIQUORS.
Imported and Key
eX. M. OHBISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
Ask your Grocer for
"sedaUl: Te Christy "THaUa"
H. D. FOLSOM,
i 5" !L -w ttK a, en. nnBR 1
w ww w
W WW w
W WW w
NOW IS TOUR TIME.
the city. Call and examine the stock before purchasing
A. M. WALSH.
- 30 Brady Street, Davenport. I.
NLY 2.00 A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC 8TUDI0,-
au aay oa of th
HAKIER, Proprietor and Artist
No. 1722, Second ave- Qayford'a old Btndio, over McCabe's.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder.
DAVIS & CO,
A complete slock of
Pilt Brass Goods, Packing,
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc.
Sole Agents for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
We guarantee every ore perfect, snd will erd Oui-,
Twenty day's trisl, to renpoiiMble psrties
Safely Heating Boilers and Contractors for
furnisbinir and lsjim: Water, and
1712 First Ave ,
HiX'k Island, Illinois.
T li'phonr 114. Hc.iderce Telephone ltlO.
West Cigars, a specialty.
.Hvaasi MB aUSCeTITI.
They ar beat.
IfCC TbVLAXTV ni.
No. 1707 Second aveuue, Kock Island.
latest novelUaa of th. ...
i - xvock lsiana.