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THE KO(JK ISLANIJ ARGUS, SATUHDAY, DECEM13EI. 28, 1889.
Ever inniigiirntt?.. in Hork lsl:.nl.
Since buying our immense Line of IIoudat Goods the
owners of Postoflice Block have decided to build and there
being ho vacant stores suitable to our business, we are com
pelled to close out our entire stock at a great reduction.
Hocking Horses, Stirrups V Saddle, Jtc
Shoe Fly Rockers - ooc
Two Wheeled Carls ;c
Colored Willow Doll Carriages, - i0e
Hoys Tool Chests from e up to $2.00
a a. &
" Ct ft
r f - e
5 i ?
inch Dolls 2c
O'hcra all prices. 8c, 10c. 2ik 21c.
ISc and up.
We have ttie finest line of Bitqtie Polls
ever shown and to start thtm we will
make special prices:
2ij 6 Inch Bisque u
2iJ 24 inch Risque, kid body 07c
2itt) IS inch, jointi-d cc
Colored dolls. Baby doll. Large dolli.
Small dolla. Talking drwis. Kicking
From 13c and up.
This Black Board 45c
Kitchen PoU mace entirely of Tin.
100 Boies at
Wescott Block from 10 cenu up lo
,4 CraDdall Box 20c and 40c.
LT-Sn li 1
. , r .. i .in at )
Spice Cabicets 80c.
From 5c up to .:: on.
Uohlets, Fruit dishes. Sauce dishes lOr a
dozen; others too numerous to mens
Cups and Saucers from 10c up lo tl.SU
each; Fruil FUtm Sc. 10c. 211c ami
Sic: Mush and Milk sets, 5ie. 7'ic and
Dolls' High Chair 2ic.
NkirUorscs all prices ,
H U a com moo man. HI borny h'u
Croand meekly, aa a maid's a poo hit rT".
Show inarkii of toll, and by hit kmiI draa
Yua jintg him to ban twa an f tnaa.
Douhckw. cooM all hla life h out.
Tha acory would not thrill a Crar;
Ba worked. Unighrd, W"""1 and auflored in hia
And now mn jx-i-'funy. with nptnrmd faea
Wbcae look hrfiea all itnurKle in the pa..
A homely tne; yet. inwt am, 1 hare wb
The (rraorffrt of I he ranh ro atately y.
While aliiolnir multitiide beaec the way,
Wita lem of ara. The trap between a king
And me. a nameleas Kaxer In the crowd,
Keeroed not ao wide aa that whk-h atretohes now"
liecwixt us two, this d-ad oue and myaell
I'ntitlrd. dumb and deedleea, yet he la
TVaniiflKured by a touch from oat the aklea
I'ntil he wean with all'tincoowtous irrara.
The atranre and audilea IHrnlty of Death.
Richard E. Burtoa In Scribner'a
It early June in one of those charming
place's on the HuiLton river that lie between
ew York and Albany.
Jacob Rails was an inattentive observer of
the lovely phaM-a of naturu. He was preoc
cupied with his own troubled soul, and here
was but a wintry prosixvt. The world pointa
out to a man the iMH-emitr of djintf aome-
tliinn; there was no corresponding need in
hla soul. He had lat.'lv come into an excel
lent property, ami hcl invented a pnod por
tion of it in a rnnrh in the west. The west
was no pla.v of his choice, hut what else was
he to dot He w as :U, ami was w ithout even
a commercial training. He had been bred to
no profession, and he waa not rich enough to
live with rich men as a pleasure sci'ker, even
had such a life nttractod him. Ha had per
fect hciilth, was a good shot, a (rood reaier.
a rooJ walker, a pl companion. He wore
a blinle henrd Uxn his sunlmrneil face, with
Its hnniNomo, clean cut prollleand hazel eye.
This 111 Ktntcineiit of his ca- presentel
ltm-lf over ami over to his mind, quite as if
he were weis'hiiiK au atwtract oiKti m that
borel him ex.vively. Then he erew irri
tate! that his fntlir should have given him
such an old fashioned, half humorous name
that exerted always an. unspoken and only
half reconiztsl negative tvrauny on his whole
life; that his father should have hail that ir
responsibility in the pntt-rnnl relation that is
scarcely to be found outside of the Anglo-
Saxon race as if the An;l.-Sai..ii was born
armed at all iiointa and with an intuitive
knowledge of tihtinK his w ay through the
Now he was free at 0 a freelom that
meant ln.ifc-e to bis own limitations; and
while be regretted that he had no profession,
he bitterly recoginxe.1 the f u't that the desire
for a larger life in no sense proved a talent.
His desire was, as we have said, not one for
action. It was a vague desire f or larger
happiness, snch as women have of toner than
AU these reasons fur gloom were ever pres
ent to Jacob, but he hat lately waked to a
more detinue purpow an t a more definite
grief. His decision to g on a ranch had made
him recognize that he cor.1,1 not leave Milli-
cent Fuller, whom he hn. known from her
chil. Uio,.l, an I who ha. I been f it some years
past, half uncrn-. i. .us to Loinelf. his chief
temptation. He etTereil himself to her. She
refused him. She was the roungist andoulv j
ouniarrie.1 one of ti e sisters. She was
years oUl, handsome, travehsi and accom-
Jacob, as he walked through a shady road.
rut a tine bououet of sweetltrier rosea, and
trimmeil their thoray. strangling sterns with
an ill humored euergy. He had not pride
enough to gnaway wuhout asking to sts; her
once more, just to sny good by, and she bad
accorded him an interview that evening at
He walke.1 around the Fuller's large bouse,
past the brmd piazas, and f nin.1 her alone
in a little side porch that was overgrown with
honeysuckle vine, and amid their pinkish
yellow bl svoni Milli ent, in a junk muslin,
looked like roy June persontfie,!. ier father
and mother had just gone to drive, she ex
plained precisely a.- she took Jacob's silently
proffereii fl.iwers with a ftne blush for thanks.
"I tin afraid," she said nervouslv as site
carefully pickeil a few thorns from the stem
of hex bouquet U'fore she grasped it. "that I
didn't succeed the other night iu that is I
mean that I am at raid tbat 1 dulu't say what
"1 should tie glad." said Jacoh. ''to hear
that'yu tii.in't mean what you said."
"Oh. no; I dnln't mean thati"
"Well, it doosui matter a great deal what
yon meant if you didn't min that."
"I do wish that you wouid, be reasonable,
"I wish you wouldn't call me Jacoh, w hen
yon have told me that you didn't hue that
"Oh! Pid I any that? I do think that I
like It, since you have no other. Iinieed,
Jacob, if it were not for some fault.- that you
have, I think I should like you lictter than
The young man sat d'wn ou a step lower
than the one that the girl oceuiued.
"I'erhaps," be said, gloomily, "you will
discuss thes" faults of mine; I may suggest
some to add to the list. My name is one;
but that is hardly my fault, and I Iwheve
that I could change it by an act of tuts legis
lature or something of the kind."
''Bat I should always know that your real
name was Jacob," said Millicent, laughing;
"I shouldn't mind your name, but there are
some things that would grow worse and
"My age, I suppose."
"Yea, for one thing. Ten years is too much
"But you w ill grow old'jr."
"There will still lie ten years between us."
"The general opinion is that a woman
grows old faster than a man. You would
catch up to me."
"Ah! that is like most general opinions,
wrong. I have made my own olwrvations
on that subject. To the close observer, mid
dle aged women are younger, even in apiear
ance, than men of their own age."
"Where did you learn so much about
"Have I not been in all our large cities and
in most of those of Kuroief Can one not re
ceive impressions of stranger aa they pwaa,
and accumulated impressions form opinions.
Meo'a eves grow dull and the lines of the
mouth hard, and the faces heavy ssd mewatsr ;
while women's fai-es are still full of benevo
lence, though their figures have lost their
grace and complexions their delicacy, btiil
tne women are young."
"Youth is then a condition of the mind.
Wise Sibyl r
"Certwiuly, i is the raiwity of receiving
new Impressions, mating one's fellow Imiugs
with symthy, and undertaking uew enur
pnww." "Home peoJ must then U- tru with more
carity for youth than others."
"To be sure."
"And I, who have by sex ami nature leaa
youth tliun you, and yet have waste. I ten
years more of it. must sooner become like
those horrid middle aged ieople."
"I am not apeaking of you."
"You are not -akiiijrof me! Huw incon
sequent! I sat down here to listen to talk
about roe. Let us begiu overjogain. You
b-e said that you do not like my name and
tbat 1 am too old."
"Yea, I am too old, and am to grow older.
Yon have defined youth what is ageT
"Ohl it is the enemy of the human race.
Let ns never pron old, Jacob."
"Ah, no. M"iewnt u,t . urver grow old,
so on'- '"Ht w" mn.T "'"J young together," ha
a, flushing, and Hging a little nearer to
her, while he kioked up in her face with a
half humorous smite. But she drew away
farther from him.
"Weill" be continued despondently, "and
what la my next fault! Come, say it!"
"Yoo do not believe in friendships Is-tween
men and women. My own belief is that, no
woman can expert to be reasonably happy
Unless her husband can have a friendship for
"You seem lo bare thought a rood deal
about marriage even if you are ao averse to
Millicent, with heightened colcr, made a
movement to rise. Jacob stretcher up both
hands and, taking hers, pulled her back gently
to her Seat,
"Yob are so rude," she continued ; "that ia
another fault. I should want my husband
lo be ao polite to me. It would maka ma
happier than almost anything."
"And I should want to have the liberty of
quarreling with my w ife whenever I chose
and. making it op again; but 1 suppose yoa
would like a suave idiot, like that Hastings."
"Tiers again," Said Millicent, in aa in-
jursd-tone, "bow ridioulous you are! Yoa
"a "ud ebjMit nothing-. What
W"VlA wnen party of
people esj f"! '.-!ix--i-mt. than
Mt B a hill to-
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Ibid he 14 I
and 1 had walVi J with you. Ha was mj
roast, and aaralj 1 owed hira soma pollto-
To give him tout hand, I suppose, and
caper and laugh with him."
The recollect! quit overcame Jacob
with anger. H rose and walked a few
paces across. the awn and then returned.
"Well, I am n uned Jacob. I am old. 1
am rude, and I ion jealous. Oh, yes; and I
forgot, I dont believe in Platonic friendship.
Five faults; I hink that there are seven
deadly si as. No; that I have the least idea
what they are. I know that seven always
seemed a small allowance to me. I surely
have more than lve. Mora than Ave would
go to the make- i p of any respectable man.
What I yoa can name no morel I could ao
cuse myself of more than that. Dont you
"Yea," said Millicent gravely, while she
put some of tl a sweetbrier roses in her
"Iam impatient to hear. I sit here only
for that. The mxth fault. Cornel"
"That you dot t care for women's society."
Jacob rose anc folded his arms, facing the
girl, and looked long at her. Then he threw
back his head and laughed heartily: "Upon
my soul, that it a faultl Have I not liked
your society f"
"Yea, but that of no other woman."
"Weill I'pon my soul! Talk of jealousy.
I never saw its epposite so set forth. Do you
wish tue should you wish, I ought? to say,
your hu- band to be fond of other women's
"I dont like a man's man," said Millicent,
"I am more edified, r said Jacob, seating
himself again, " .his evening than I ever was
in my hie. Why do you not like a man's
"Because," sni I the girl, becoming a little
nettled at her xmipanion's searching look,
"1 know well en High how that works C
"1 am waiting for information," said Ja
cob. A man's man soon wearies of the woman
he loves and be leeks meu's society constant
ly. Men iuflueiice men more than women
dn I should ne .-er be jealous of other wom
en, for 1 could a ways be a woman, but men
would I a coil t -ary influence, I have seen
the lonely lives t f the wives of meu's men."
"I am still list suing," be eal.L
"At the best, men understand women very
little, and men 'a men grow at last to under
stand then) not at all. Men'a men become
at last to be a world wide apart. Their
wives have no ej cuse for being, except inso
much as they co itribute to their comfort."
"Millicent, di you aay that women are
younger than lien! I dont believe that
men of AO, or n n that have been widowers
two or three times, have thought this ques
tion of marriai e out like you. Six faults
my name, my a e, my native rudeness, my
jealousy, my incredulity of Flatonic friend
sbiiie, and my being a man's man. You
must name at le ist seven deadly sins to con
vict me. Isn't there another!"
"Millicent. you are absorbingly interesting
I never knew tb it you thought ao much about
"1 ought to have thought about you be
fore" She pa Med.
Jacob waited moment. "1 understand;
before you ref us si to marry me. You ought
to make some eccuse for that. With what
seeenth fault du you strengthen your cane!"
"That you are so dreadfully masculine."
"1 plead gud y. The roses are rosy, the
briers are thorn", the gTaai is green, and I.
Jacob Ha us, the man who loves you, am
masculine. Alail alas! Is that more my
fault than my n uwl You, besides, are im
mensely femini ra, and 1 find no fault with
that. Is it fair! '
Jacob's spirit were rising: Mdlicent's per
"Yes, it is f au- that I, being feminine, should
object to your bjmg masculine. The two are
opposite. The? are at variance. If nature
has made a mist ike there, I am not responsi
ble. Men and e omen never understand each
other, 1 tecs use, ivhat nature has blindly blun
dered into beginning, education accomplishes
instead of trying to set it right."
"But I have hd no education," said Jacob.
Milncent went on without answering hint,
failing now intc an injured tone:
Even you ate consTanlly misunderstand
ing me. You s imetimes trample my tend
arest feelings incoasciously, just as you
trampled my t-st white petunias the other
day, walking ever my flower bed as if it
"Yes," he sail, "I saw you. I ran to you.
I did not nouce the way. Well! In the
west tiiey will 1 all wild flowers, and if I
trample them -hey wiil come up again, i
shall think of the petunias, and wish that
1 had a chance to trample them, and yon
will forget wha- I did when you have found
that paragon who loves you without jeal
ousy, likes all other women and no men,
wbo is polite, a id credulous, and effeminate.
I am none of th we but 1 love you passion
ately." He tried to g -asp her hands, but she drew
them away, eiymg excitedly:
"And this is your greatest fault. If you
loved me tenderly I might trust you; but
you love me, i- you say, pa-suonately, and
I, w ho have loosed ou at "life and reflected,
have seen that i f all traps and pitfalls this
is the greatest. Talk of the beaute du diable
jf girls, that fli a almost with the fading of
the bridal flowers; that is no delusion com
pared w ith th iassiins of men, and yet In
choosing freedom rather than binding one's
self to a delusio l you need not tell me that I
choose what is only negative. It is so dis
couraging. Yiu have such hopeless faults,
and I shall nevr like any other man better
than you, Jacob, I know, and so I shall never
"Yea, but I am not like that; I know that
T shall marry he said, watching the girl's
face closely. "It seems to me now as if 1
should not, but I am only a man, masculine,
as you say. As long as I am very busy I
mar keep up, but sometimes they say it is
not auite who.esome in those ranches, and
one is expiated t wind and weather. I might
le ill, and the i w ben I am homesick and
lonely some gol western girl wiil take care
of me, (lerhapa like me, even love me. For
her I might no. have so many fault. She
would not be i clever as you, or have got
tilings down so One, and she wonldnt know.
poor thing, whiit a tissue of faults is covered
by my unfortunate name, that sounds ao
homely, and simple, and srnodu Bo, bwing
nek, and louelj , aud wretched, and grateful
to ber, I know .hat I should be weak enough
to marry her. I know that I should."
"Yea," said Millicent, throwing down be
side ber the t ouquet of sweetbrier with
pasaKinate gest ire, "that's just what a man's
love means. I shall be so glad that I didnt
marry youwbm I hear of you throwing
yourself on some wild western girl that any
man of refinement would shudder to think of
as his wife. I didn't believe it of you!" and
she ran ilus n t ie steps of the porch into the
Jacob w as ti In an instant and followed
her, but she ran from him swiftly, leaping
over the flower Iwds and speeding across the
grass, slim and active as a nvmph, ber pink
dress telling w bite in the soft light of the
summer night He bad-almost caught up
with her when be stumbled and fell over the
protruding roo s of an old tree. 8be, fleeing
breathless, came suddenly upon her father
and mother, who, having returned from
their drive, hail alighted from the carriaire at
the gate and w liked across tb' lawn. They
now stood ham. in hand looking up at the
sky and at the ie w vi eeeeut moon a charm-
big picture of t aweet companionship of
loving soul 03 nna tneir own youth in all
tiiw promises of nature.
Millicent stool and looked at tbem, with
sudden tears wiiing up into her eyes. They
luroeu ami saw ner just as Jacob came up,
somewhat confused at the new situation.
Mrs. Fuller spoke first. "Why, MUlicent,
is Mr. Kaus here! I thought be had gone."
"Why, yes, Jacob, we thought you had
gone," said Mr. fuller, with au unexpected
sympathy in bi heart for his old friend's son,
awakened by sirs. Fuller's treating him as a
stranger in call ng him Mr. liana The good
gentleman had felt no sympathy for hiin
w hatever on as count rf MdlKssnt's nhnl
It bad apearer to him a great impertinence
that be should propose to take bis daughter
mi isr away.
Jaooo stood auent. Millicent took ber
atner s band, i ad, throwing one arm round
his neck, kissed him. This action, which con
veyed nothing t ut his daughters affection for
himself to toe ol I rent lemau's mind, explained
the whole situs Ion to Mrs. Fuller, wbo was
not unprepared when her daughter, turning
u ut, ciasped ner in ner arms and said:
"lea, dear mamma, Jacob is ber, and
when he roes I o with him. I hava mm.
Uied to be his w ife, and yon, who know what
It is, will be Us last to deny me that com
panionship whs s makes yon turret even the
parang iroro yi ur etiUdren."
Jacob bs ore surprised than any cow
Be never knee- exactly how it had come
about; he only I new tuat be must hava bean
vry much hn roved by marriage, or his
wife grown ver lenient, for no man aver suf
fered less from . 'ault Anding thaa he, and the
west was to Ma 'a 2derneaa that blossomed
like a roa.--Ff ftcJa DovjudgB Ja Scribner s
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RACING WITH A CLOUDBURST,
Ewgineer Davis Iteat a Sand Creek Hoed
by Just Seventy Keeomls.
George Davis is one of the oldest and best
known engineers in Denver. He commenced
In 1870 on the old Denver l'acltlc and was nr-
tng for Ed Hoskins on old No. SO when the
engine brought the, fin passenger train to
Denver in 187a In 1S72 he was given charge
of an engine, and continued in active service
on that line until receutly, whensaswing to
sickness, he was obliged to lay off; but the
company, appreciating bis valuable services.
have him employed m the U moo depot ex
amining train hands as to their knowledge of
train rules and duties.
George bad the reputation of being one of
the fastest runners on the road, and on one
occasion, when pulling President Adams' car,
a speed indicator in his car indicated seventy
miles an hour for a short distance, but George
thinks the fastest time he ever made was on
the afternoon of July 12, 187. when he ran a
race with a flood in Sand Creek and beat it
by just seventy seconds. George can tell the
story best, however.
"It was during the time we were having so
many floods and the bridge over Sund creek
bad been washed out a few days lie fore, and
the track ran down over the sand in the bot
tom of the creek, which was always dry ex
cept when there was a flood.
"We were an hour bite that afternoon and
when we reached Fjiton, forty-eight miles
from Denver, we were just taking water at
the tank when D. B. Keeler, w ho w ag the
agent at that place then, came rushing out to
me with a message, which road:
Make all possible haste to Denver. Water
Doming down Sand ereek.
"The message was sipned by CoL Fisher,
the superintendent, and I knew it meant get
Viere, and the way I lammed the old ma
il line going over the track that afternoon
Has a caution. We had no airbrakes in those
says, and had six stos to niake, 'out were
only sixty-four minutes from Katon to Sand
"When we reached the tank of the creek
it was nearly dusk, but I could see the water
coming only a few rods aliove, foaming and
roaring, a solid wail six feet bth full of tim
bers and wreckage from the Kansas Pacific
bridge a few mill above, and I thought at
first I would not chance is, but just as 1 w as
about to blow for brakes I caught sight of
CoL Fisher on the other side, waving his hat
to me to come on, so I pulled her wide open
and we plunged down in the hole and wrig
gled up on the other side Just acveuty seconds
before lis? water struck the track and w iped
ibout of existence w ith a roar.
"I stopped as quick 1 could after we got
over, and if you ever saw a delighted set of
passengers they were there. You see they
didn't know anything about it until we were
down in the creek l t torn, when they saw
the water coming. Scared! Well you can
bet they were. They hud Iwen uneasy all
the way from Eaton, and bad been coaxing
Ed Hoskius he was the conductor to make
nn stop running so fast, but w hen we swung
down into the creek bottom at the rate of
fhtv mile an hour, they knew something
was up, and w hen they caught sight of that
fl X)d they saw right away w hat the matter
was. They got out on the bank ar.d acted
foolish, cheering me and throwing their hats
in the air and shaking hands with me and
saying, 'God bless you,' and all that kind of
thin Oh, we hail a big time there for a
while, and it was days liefore we coul run
trains aenws the creek again." lehvei
Iu nearly every occupation 1 have noticed
that the cagiable worker has a nickname for
the "botch" in the same pro!eion. and the
terms are used in reproach to make distinc
tion between the good and the 11 w,s-ker.
The first class lawyer, whose cranium cou
tains more dignity than law, is termed an at
torney or counselor, wbilo the ne'er-dis-well
is called a "shyster." At sea an incompetent
sailor is called a "marine;" on laud the third
rate actor is stigmatized as a "lutriistoriner"
or "hamfatter;" the physician who never
cures is a "quack;" the cheap stevedore a
"lumper," and the looking glass prize tighter
a "beefer." To call a sailor a marine is to
insult bim, as Ut him it conveys the impres
sion that he is clumsy or ignorartof his duty.
When a captain at sea uses this epithet to
wards a memlicr of his crew the unfortunate
is made to come on d'-ck and shoulder a hand
spike, which is the severest punishment that
could 1 inflicted on an able Is sited seamun.
That thiwe terms are recosstized in court was
shown by a case that 1 recoil w here an angry
witness called an attorney a "shyster." The
bitter brought art ion against the witness and
made him my. Interview iu f-t. Louis Ulobe
Mist Wonderful Eyes.
John Thomas Hi-slop, of Birmingham, Eng
land, is a lad w hose powers of vision are to
be accounted among the marvelous. He is
known as "the living microscope, on account-
of being able to see I lie most minute objects
clearly deflni.L In llC or 173 he was at
tacked with some baffling eye trouble, and
came very near losing his sight forever.
After the disease had reached its worst, there
was an instant and startling chan.e for the
better, which resulted in a eomplrte cure of
all inflammation in an incredibly snort time.
It was not a cure, however, that brought
back the old eyesight like that possessed by
the average genus homo. When it returned
it was with extraordinarily increased powers
of vision. To John Thomas the most minute
plant louse was as large as a rabbit aud the
tiKisquito's bill as large as an ax handle.
He could see and descrile distant minute
objects with startling clearness and precision.
He was amazingly shocked upon repairing to
the well to get a cooling draught to see the
immense number of hideous creatures that
were floating, fighting and wriggliug about
in the w ater.
From that day to this water has not passed
the lips of John Thomas Healop; his drinks
consist wholly of coffee, tua and milk, thor
oughly boiloL The docUirs say that the en
tire organization of the eye has undergone a
structural change; that the cornea has lie
rorae abnormally enlarged, and that the crys
talline lens have divided into three different
disks or circles, each circle surrounded by an
other of light blue. In the center of each of
these three circles appears an iris, greatly di
minished in size, but an iris nevertheless.
Medical reports have been made on the case
by journals, sorb aa Tbe lancet. Medical
Times and many others. Tbe young man has
been visited by ail the greater and lesser
lights of tbe British medical colleges, each of
whom pronounce bis case tbe most wonderful
In tbe annals of optics. St. Louis Republic.
Some people have queer ideas about ama
teur photography. Occasionally some one
says to me: "1 believe I'll take a week off
aud learn the busmen;" and another, "I've
pot f JU to invest in it, and I want you to
pick me up a first class outfit." To the one I
would say, "You would be wasting your time,"
and to the other, "BetUT save your money."
It takes months, and for most people years,
to become proficient enough in the practice
of photography to get any solid enjoyment
out of it. And as for cost, while it is not
really an expensive pleasure as compared
with other as valuable accomplishments, asat
isfactory complete out tit for general work
cannot be obtained for leas than $100 many
amateurs spend twice that amount before
they get apiwratus for the sucoaiful practice
of both indoor aflrl outdoor branches of the
business. Interview in Ht. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Cider for the Ladies.
Cider is strongly recommended as a drink
for women. It is slightly alcoholic, quite
stimulative, and the acids iu it render it very
beneficial to the action of t lie liver. In this
respect it possesses great advantages over all
malt preparations, which invariably have a
bilious and bloating tendency. Cider cup
makes a really pleasant dinner drink, and an
excellent substitute fur t'.ie light sour wines
so much used at table ui foreign countries.
It is the current report about town
that Kemp's Balsam for the threat and
lungs is making some remarkable cures
with people who are troubled with
coughs, sore throat, asthma, bronchitis
and consumption. Any druggist will
give yon a trial bottle free of cost. It is
guaranteed to relieve and cure. Tbe
large bottles are 50c and tl .
North Carolina has 800,000 acres af
swamp land to sell for the benefit of her
' The best on earth can truly be said of
Griggs Glycerine Salve, which is sure,
safe and speedy cure for cuts, bruises,
scalds, burns wounds and all other sores.
Will positively care piles, tetter -and all
skin eruption. Try this wonder healer.
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refund
ed. - Only so cents. Bold 0T drux: gists
"ftors t Fortress Mom: as
A begirur died last night, his soul went up to God,
"I come uncalled; forgive It, lord; I died foj
want of bread."
Then answered him the Lord of heaven: "Son.
how can this thing be!
Are not my saints en earth! and they had surely
Thy saints, O Lord," the beggar said, "live holy
lives of prayer;
Row shall they know of such as we! we perish
They strive to save our wicked souls, and St
them for the sky;
Meanwhile not having bread to eat (forgive) our
Then the 1-orJ God spake out of heaven in wrath
ami angry pain:
"O men, for whom My Son bath lived In vain."
hy I9UO Is Not a Leap Tear.
The following explanation will show you
why the year l'JUO will not be counted among
leap years: The year Is lib?) days 5 hours aud
49 minutes long; 11 minutes are taken every
year to make tbe year 3bo, days long, and
every fourth year we have an extra day.
This was Julius Ca-sar's arrangement. You
may ask: "Where do these eleven minutes
come from f" They come from the future,
aud are paid by omitting leap year every 100
years. But if leap year is omitted regularly
every 1U0 years, in the course of 4)0 years it
is found that tbe eleven minutes taken each
year will not only have been paid back, but
that a whole day will have been given up.
50 Pope Gregory XIII, who improved on
C.-psar'a calendar in loKJ, decreed that every
centural year divisible by four should lie a
leap year after all. So we borrow 11 min
utes each year more than paying our borrow
ings luck by omitting three leap years in
three centurial years and square matters by
having a leap year in the fourth centurial
year. Pope Gregory's arrangement is so ex
act and the borrowing and paying back bal
anced a) nicely, that we borrow more than
we y back to the extent of ouly one day in
8,ti0 years. St, Louis Republic
A. D. Huesing, real estate and inaur
ance agent. Office No. 1608 Second
nue. Rock Island.
The Crown dining hall, No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, ia now ready to furnish jou
tbe beat meal in the city for 25 rents.
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 estate security,
in sums of S2O0 and upward, at lowest
current rates of Interest, without com
mission. K. V . Hurst, Attorney at
law. Rock Island.
. E. Parmenter. attorney ai law
Makes collections, loans money and will
attend to any legal business intrusted to
him. Office, postoffice block. Rock Isl
and, r.ls. dAwly
Madera Booses Tor Sals
On monthly installments by Ouver &
Barth Babceck. Oeatists.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special atten
tion paid to raving the natural teeth and
inserting teeth without plates.
Fourteen dry lots on four ytars time,
who six percent per annum, to any one
wishing to build this summer.
Bursty on Bonds.
Those wbo are required to give bonds
in positiona of trust, and wbo 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 the agent of the
American Surety Co., of New Y"ork.
General Insurance Agent,
Rock Islaqd, DI
Farmer Hudson, of Ttmpleton, San
Luis, Obispo county, Cal, pulled a beet
the other day that weighed 154 pounds.
It waa Seven feet long.
Bcme'hiBg for the New Tsar-
Tne world renowned success of Ilostet
tor'a Stomach Bitteis. and their con
tinued p-ipularity for over a third of a
century as a stomachic, is scarcely more
wonderful than the welcome that greets
the annual appearance of Hostetter's Al
manac. This valuable medical treatise ia
published by the Hostctter company,
Pittsburg. Fa., under their own immed
iate supervision, employing 60 hands in
that departmi nt. They are running
about 11 months in the year on this work,
and the issue of same for ISiM will not be
less than ten millions, printed in the
English, German. French, Welsh. Nor
wegian. Swedish. Holland. Bohemian and
Spanish languages. Refer to a copy of it
for valuable and interesting reading con
corning health, and numerous testimon
ials as to the efficacy of Hostetter's Stom
ach Bitters, amusement, varied informa
tion, astronomical calculations and
chronological items, etc . which can be
depended on for enrrectnera. The Al
manac for 1S9J can be obtained free of
cost, from druggists and general country
dealers in all parts of tbe country.
Four men recently killed 1.000 geese
on Noman Island, Colusa county, Cali
fornia, when their ammunition gave out.
A Bsnsiois Has.
Would use Kemp's Balsam for the throat
and lungs. It is curing more cases of
Coughs. Colds, Asthma, Bronchitis,
Croup and all Throat and Luug Troblrs
than any other medicine. The propries
tor baa authorized any druggist to give
you a aample bottle free to convince yoa
of the merit of this great remedy. Large
bottles 50 cenu and VI.
Twer.ty-ne deceased persons have been
remated at Rosed ale. near Los Angeles,
Cal., the last one only a few days ago.
A woman's beauty is neverst
So long aa her aweet smile remains
So long as gleam her teeth like frost.
And her soft lip tbe mby stains;
And Hozodont, with magic power.
Bestows on her this priceless dower.
Brownson le Halter
Seconl snd Main Street, Davenport Iowa,
HEADQUARTERS FOR i
Fur Muffs and Boas
AT BOTTOM PRICES.
Notice Is herebv given that the ina name of
w inara naaer s Co.. composed f iliard
Baker, William L. Aster snd Fred Jahpe, and
formerly doing business at IHil Second avenue la
tbe city of Hock Island, is hereby d.ssolved by
mutual consent, Hal, Aster and Fred Johns
TFor the present there will be no chance of firm
came, and business will still be carried on at tbe
oid stand where all bills will be psi and collected.
Rock Iaiaad 1U-, December li. 8S
WlLUsal L. ASTBB.
Notice Is hereby given, that the n'nderstgaei
has been appointed assignee of Abram Loco, aad
ail persoua holding any claim or claima against
said Abram Loeb are hereby not tied to present
the aame to bim under oatb or afllrmatloa within
three months from this dale, whether said claians
are due or sot. All persons indebted to said as
signor are requested to make prompt payment of
Dated December 84th. 189.
HJt.SRY P. I1CLL, Aasii
The Hotel Eastman,
LITTLE stOCK. ARK. - .
Tbe largest and (cast KEsaOKT HOTEL la
America, with the Sweat Bath Howaea ta the world
connected, will opea (under maaagesaeat of O. ii.
BaaaoB.of White Mountain Hotel.) for seasoaei
1XM), January 15th. Tickets should ha bouht via
St. Lonis SBtt4na Xonaiaia ASoathera aV B- ,
i raum i
' swaiyaasaje imb. - H
jrThis powder never vsrtes. A marvel of purity,
strength snd wholesoiunees. More economira.
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot he sold in
competition w tb the multitude of low test, abort
weight alnm or pr rhnsphate powders Soli only
means, hotal iisHina rowms io,, ji wan
St.. N. Y.
FOR SALE VALUABLE TATKNT IM
pmvement on Klevaiors. Now in oieration at
Star Finishing Works, Stt nsmllien St., miliaria.
Pa; preserves life and limh; for full pnrtirulars
apply to ROUT J. WALK EH. Inventor.
SALESMAN WANTED AT ONi'K, LOCAL OK
traveling; big pay. steady work; stork wai
ranted; umek selling pperislties ; outfit free: ei
perienrennnecessary. .iA.MK E. WHITNEY.
nov xx-zra oriervnian, Ket Hester, J. l.
WATE1 TO J-OUCIT FOR
Knnierv; mh1 wsgca paid
every week ; permanent employment gnsrtiiteed.
w rite St once, before territory taken, stating age.
1 C'HASB BBOS' io., nirsgo. 111.
WANTED A LADY TO MANACB A
Branch office, al her own home, for the Fa
moss Female Stiet'ific "Orange Liiy": a splendid
opportunity; address with stsmp. The Dr. Cuon-
ley Medical Institute, Soma bend, Ind.
TTTANTKD AN IL SALESMAN,
mission, for the
Lutiricatim? nil trade: ad
dress to The Dieterichs Oil to , 86 West Wash
ington St., Chicago. 111.
WANTED RELIABLE LOC AL AND TRAV
eling salesmen: rjositions remianent: spec
ial Inducements nnw; fast selling apecislties.
Dont delay ; salary from tbe start.
BROWN BROS., Nurserymen, Chicago, ni.
STATE OF ILLINOIS, I
Roca Island Count r, )
In the clrcnit Court of said county to tbe Jannary
Catherine Mnore, Samuel W. Lincoln. M. V.
Hicharda, Hans Laue. M. W. Woodford, L.J.
Beiurtston. Burton Malcolm, .lames F. Mont-
SHuery, Martha Thomas. R.islhe 'orn,
esire Corya and.Marv J. Macbeth.
W. B. Bui field. Reuben Wells, The I'nknown
Heirs-st-lsw of Joel Wells, deceased. Pennis
W arren, William A. Nonrse, Laura A. Nfore,
Jane M. Weatherhead. Elira Dalieork. Kunire
L. Mill. Louisa J. Br ant and intoueite Uenry
Affidavit of the non-residence of the sa'd W. B
Bnrflpld. Heauen Well and Lni-a J . Brvant. and
that the heirs at law of Jnel Wells, deceased, are
unknown and made parties as the unknown heirs
st law of Joel Weils, deceased, havitig been (Led
in the clerk's office of the circuit court of Hock
Island county, state of Illinois. notice is therefore
hereby given to the said non-resident defendants,
and unknown hrira of Joel Wells, deceased,
thai the complainants filed their hill of comp aint
in said court . n the chancery s le thereof ,n the
ITtll day of November. IsS. and tha- thereupon
summons issued out of sa d rour, wherein said
soil ia cow pending, returnable on the first Mon
day In the mouth of Jannary next, as is by law
Now. unless yon. the ssid non-resident defen
dants above named, and the unknown b irs at law
of Joel Welle, deceased, sba'.l personally be snd
appear before ssid circuit court on the first dav
of Ihe next .Ma term thereof, to he holder, at Rork
Island in and for sahl cout tv, on ttas first Mon
day in Msy next, and plead, ar.wrr or de
mur to the said eiimplaiusnt's bill of eomplsint
and the same and the matters and things there
in charged snd Hated will be taken as con
fessed, and a decree entered against yon aecord
lne to the prayer of said bill.
Rock Island, ill.. December. 5. ts).
tiEO. W. ,AMKLE.
Clerk of Circuit Conrt.
W R.Mwm anuGrtsa Aswexct, Solicitors
COMFORTABLE and ELEGANT
Tor Sale by Leading Dealers.
rfi Saloly Ij "vTE. SAESSB, Trcy.lC.7
J. X. !!F.AKISLET,
AmoRNKT AT LAW Office wua 1.
worthy, 17 Second Avemne,
ri ILL1AX JUkM,
ATTORWKT AT LAW. Office In Rock lasts
tieuoaa) Bank Building, Iksk Iaiaad, HI.
B. B. eessasT. a. V. vtuus,
SVTEEXET J WAIXEB,
ATTORNEYS ANT CorNSKLLORS AT LAW
OOMe is Bengston's Meek, Bick laland, LO.
MtEMRY A McEMKV,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money or. cood
security, make col'ections. Reference, Mitch
ell A Lynde, bankers, cffio in Postoffcce hlocic
THE DAILY ARIiCS.
XR S.ALR KVERT EVENING at Cramptah
New, sitaad. Five oenis per coi y.
D. S. S' HUKEWAN,
oAee etnein- aitl. olito: Branch office
first National Bank, Rock Islatd.
8T. LUKE'S COTTAfiE HOSPITAL,
0" THINO AVKM'B. hs wcen Terns sna
levenlh street. irs, in
WM. 0. KULP, 0. D. S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Room M. ST. ts scl .
Take rievaior. DAVENPORT. I A.
2205 FOURTH AVE,
Opposite tbe Catholic church, lms a
full line of
Christmas Candles, Toyst
of every description, cheap.
Cbtistmas Trees, Decora
HAS PURCHASED THE
and has removed to
Third Ave.; and Tenth St.
OPTHe solicits the trade long enjoyed
by bis predecessor and as many new
customers aa wish to favor him with
The fiist coat shipped into this market
from Mercer coanty was from the mines
of R. B. Ellis in the fall of 1877, and
hence given the name it still bears. It is
well known to be tbe best sold in tbe
market, and other merchants have adop
ted the same name and offering an in
ferior article for the genuine. Dont be
deceived, bat bay the genuine celebrated
Mercer county coal f T. H.; Ellis, on
Second avenue. ODDoaiha Rt t,
slinMik TiiLAuL. -. i .
H 1 ba is there till, and is the only placa in
I S.MWV.M. fevniiKi; naa UU1 ueai naolfld
Oar establishment is getting
' growing business and
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 bona
fide sale, as we will not carry any more BJat k
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, I A.
sj. Ba ZIMMERi
Star Block, - Opp. Harper House.
18 RECEIVING DAILY II IS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits np In the latest styles.
HIS PRICES ARE LOW.
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers.
3X Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
twPaiuting. Graining and Taper Hanging.
i)I MICK BLOCK. Twentieth Street. T? nrL- Tclarwl 111
near Third Avenue. UVOLK. lbld.HU, 111.
E. C. Hoppe,
No. IS OS
All kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jobbing done on short
notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and ehop 1412 Fourth ave., ROCK 1SLAN I. ILL.
Second Avenue, opposite Harper House. The choicest imported
"WINES -AsJSTD LIQUORS.
Imported and Key West Cigars, a specialty.
J. M. OHEISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
AsTtrriCTVlBB f OmASUM AJfP BIBC1Tb.
AsB your Greos for tasssa. The, are beat
BW-Steels! Use: Tka Christy TBTU Sa4 Shs Cswtsty "Wkm
RsKJC ISLAND, tfi.
H. D. FOLSOM,
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NOW IS TOUR TIME.
Just received another invoice of FALL GOODS at the New Tailoring ,.!
hshment. and wUl 1 sell 25 per cent chesper than any merchant tailor m
the city. Call and examine the stock before purchasing
A. M. WALSH.
430 Brady Street, Davenport, I
ONLY 2.00 A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
BBS have soma of tha
HA KELLER, Proprietor and Arust.
No. 1722, Second ave., Qayford'a old studio, over McCabe's.
OfuotAnd fihop Comer 8evnteecitk Bt,
and Seventh Avenue.
too small for our rapidly
we have decided to
DAVIS & CO.,
A complete stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Fackinp,
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc.
Sole Azcnts for
I II PTnn nil., nn ,
ucAin oitrtivi ruiYircs ana
blUHl hthU LUBKICATOnS.
We guarantee every ore perfect, and will ser.d r ;-.
Twenty day'e trial, to responsible parties
Safety HeatiDg Boilers and Contractors for
furnishing and Isyine Water, and
1712 First Ave ,
Reck Island, Illinois.
Telephone 114. Residence 'telephone 100.
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1707 Second avenue, Rock Island.
latast anlti .v..
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