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THE BOCK ISLAIOJ AltQUB. MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1889.
..Jivcr fnaiiiirated in Hock Island,
Since baying our immense Line of IIolidat Goods tbe
owners of rostoffice Block have decided to build aud ther
being bo vacant Ntores snitable to our business, we are com
pulle 1 to close out our entire stock at a great reduction.
Hocking Hoics, Mi mips A Saddle, 50c
Shoe Fly Itockers - - - - 55C
Two Wheeled Carts, - - rc
Colored Willow Doll Carriages, - 20c
Hoys Tool Chests from fie up to 2.00
a a $ &
Inch Doll 2c
Other all price, He, ltk 2ik. 2.1o,
8-"Jc and up.
We have (ha finest Una of Bifqiie Dolls
ever shown and to start them we will
maka special price:
200 0 Inch niiue fio
800 24 inch Bis.pie. kid bod; 07c
2i) 18 inch, jointed 88c
Colored dolli, IUby doll, Large dolli,
, Small dolli. Talking dolU, KicktnR
Prom 18c and up.
This Black Board 45c
Kilrlmn K?U mare entirely of Tin.
KM) liote, at Be
l'" " " Illc
W " 2JSc
Wevcott Block from 10 cent up to
Craadall Ho 2to and 40c.
Oum from 0
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C? V3 I III
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Spice Cabinets 80c.
From 08c up to $3 00.
Heavy Tumblers sc
Goblets. Fruit dishes, Sauce dishes 10c a
dozen; others too numuroug to men
Cup and Saucers from 10c up to $150
eack; Fruit Plates Sc. Kto. 23c and
lc: Mush and Milk sets, BOc, 75c and
Doll' High Clutir Vtc.
Hkia Hones all prices .
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THE UNFINISHED STOCKINGL ,
Itaalda herworfc; no more sbe slta
By open window to tbe wMr sun,
TUIoktna of thla and that beloved ona
In ailt-nco a she knits.
ly k widn; the need In la their rlace;
No more she welcome at the cottage door
im coning 01 ner cultures Dome oooe mar
Lay it aikle; her work Is done and we"
A retxrotia, ynipathetlc, Chrta'ir '"oi
a isiiEiui nvHuerana a noble r '
Her tnUiience who can teUf
Lay ft aMe ay not her w ,k to ,ooe:
ho deed of lore or gor-1" cvrr di. '
Hut In tbe lives of r"er multiplies;
Say it to tint begue'
8 Iran K- lton ,D Washington Star.
THK PIDDIXG LANE HOAX
yy frictid, Edward Noble, and I ba'd been
Miking of tbe credulity of people, and had
agren that tboy the people aforesaid liked
nothing so well as to ho well bunibuel. We
had in mind certain lato on-urreucea, and, I
remeinher, drew r.msil,Tullti antiafaition
from the reflitctiou that we would havenbon n
mtn'h keener apprehi-iikion of fraud had we
been In the situation of the victims. Kittiug
among our books that hot afternoou. Idly
fcilkliuj niotuphviKu, it came to ptv that five
aiinute, after I had areeil with my friend in
whole sou led pity for limnbui; inviting man
kind, I found inyxelf opposing bbn pretty
stoutly, tix, considering it was July and
preaeiitly doclured thnt bntrtxl aud fear of
humbug was one of the very strongest char
acteristics of the aveniKO man; Mint I did not
believe he could ic out into the street and
sell a Rold piece for a pint of waluuta. Though
withal a dull follow, Notikt remarked that
while this was probably true, yet nfter all it
only went to prove hia pcxuiou; that ap
proncbinK the b..y with the cold and onVrimc
such an exchange would leail him to think the
genuine coin spurious, and that be was hum
bugged out of his bargain. This suggestion,
however, would have lai hcyoud Noble's
depth ; prolwlily I made it myself, aud he
agreed with me.
Neither my friend nor 1 had ever been
popular at srhKl. I did not care to be. Ho
we hail in a manner struck up a coniiaiiion
shlp between Hiralve which continued after
college ilnys, and will but through life. Not
that we like each other rlioulnrlv, but we
endure eax-h other ln-tt.-r than either could
any one else. To me every one but Noble is
disagreeable and peculiar, and Noble is a
little peculiar. Hut we live together, end 11 r
ebly, in the day, talking. Idling, sleeping, or
doing something else cpmlly "improving."
and walking out in the nik'lit.
It may have I veil iu Hie aftern.s.n when
the profound psychological reflations above
enunciatefl were uttered; it was near the
same hour the next morning, before the The
atre Royal, in our nightly ramble, that No
ble next broke silence by observing that he
believed we would try that. Believing for
both had lieen habit of mine, but Noble
bad caught it. I put my hand Into my trou
sers rxit-ket for a coin, but my friend inter
rupted by savins ho did not pro)e we
should make the experiment on a sinyle lioy,
but upon all the people of the city. He pro
reeded to develop his idea, ami ' I added a
suggestion or two that mu.-li improved it.
As the first step, we drew up a brief adver
tisHiiient under a street light, took it to the
leading newvpnper rooms, and went home.
The morning puper contained the tollowiug:
The debts of all rsnn who are owing will be
paid for them oil preaenlnlion of Itemized stnte
ineutM. same, at U7 l"uddiin! liiie.( ieaiide,on
Motulay. Auil R betwe,.u tlie I:. mm of 8 and 4
From w hat werould jtidgo in our nightly
rounds, from the many curious eyes directed
at our house and from paragraphs in the pa
pers, the notice made quite a sensation from
its first appeuramv. ilv our order it con
tinue. 1 toappearduily. Nol,l..and 1 mutually
declunxl our full intention of standing by our
propiwitioii to pay every debt that should lie
presented as long m our f.irtunes should hold
out I'assing the day in our darkened house
for we were enamored of night and strove
to counterfeit her somlr lientitv wheu her
more brilliant rival held the field without
and stirring forth only during tbe hours
when most meu sleep, it was not to be ex
pected that we should see much stir, if in
deed any, following our strange announce
ment. And yet some years of uight walking
shail made us adept at reading as an index
the midnight stragglers of the street; and in
deed no clam so thoroughly know what is do
ing in all grades of society, from the homes
to tbe jails, as these. So, in j.tling men on
the street, at the entrance to the theatres
and before the clubn, among all the tattle of
the latest book, politics, the favorite in
music or the driuun, we heard always a word
alsiut the I'udding bine nntn-e.
It was the second night before we heard of
any expressions as to the feeling with which
tbe proposition had lieen received generally.
My own conviction had Iwen that the first
fowling would he skepticism, nnd that the con
tinued publication might induce home degree
of continence. Hut In this I was wrong. Hy
the close of the issroiid dny it was not to i
doubted that the overwhelming U'lief waa
that tbe prorsnal hail lieen made in goisl faith.
The conclusion was that underneath the sur
face of the thing there was some scheme of
the originators for making money. As to
just how this was to be done few guesses were
ventured, but tbe almost unanimous opinion
was that It was gigantic scheme of fearless
specula tors. In order to feel all the varia
tions of the public pulse, we had allowed for
period of two weeks from the first appear
ance of tho notice till the day on which the
debts were to be paid.
The belief in the trustworthiness of our
proposal continued throughout tbe third and
fourth days, though toward the close of the
fourth there was an appreciable weakening
of confidence, if we did not misjudge the in
dications. But on tbe fifth day the tide let
overwhelmingly backward. Several promi
nent financiers bad declared that in no possi
ble way could any capitalist or syndicate
fulfill the published offer and not be at sheer
loss for the full amounts. Tbe publio re
flected that no name bad been signed to tbe
notice; it was learned that the inmates of U7
Pudding bine were unknown; some even de
clared that the house was vacant. Ia short,
on the fifth day tiie public took IU little
laugh, and aettl.sl down into the conviction
that the thing waa a humtiug. Thereafter it
was known as the I'udding lane hoax.
There seemed to be no possibility of any
change from this belief. It seemed unanimous
and settled. Noble proposed that we take tbe
notice out of (lie papers, as tbe game was
played; but this we concluded not to do,
though merely that we might f ullill our part
We heard little more said of the matter for
the nextwnok; it seemed to have lieen for
gotten. In. teed. Noble and 1 scarcely spoke
of it ourselves scarcely thought of It. Bo
the time passed till Aug. VI. At breakfast,
near loo'clis-k. Noble yawned that this was
tbe day on which we were to pay the city's
debts, and that we bad better stw our lawyer
as to the disposition of our projierty. Noth
ing more was said till lstween tne noon hour
and 1 o'clock, when it hapiMiied that I step
ed to tbe wiudow to draw tSe curtain
closer, for a careless sn-vant had left It prt
ly open, and a gleam from the street mads
our gaslight pale. In arranging the drapery
1 casually glanced out, and noticed. It might
have been, a score of fieopkt standing ou tbe
opposite curb. This was unusual, for our
street ia a quiet one, and 1 said to Noble that
there was some excitemsnt without. He in
stantly connected it w ith our exriaiout. I
believed be was right, but attached little im
portance to tbe matter. Nevertheless, we re
paired to another apartment, one wiudow of
whk'b projected slightly over the street at a
nelght o. perha twenty feet from the
groumL In this we could wutcb uiue
At I o'clock there were two uer "un'"K
on tbe optlte side of the sV" Tfaecrowd
of twenty 1 bad first see-, ''-1-ts1. The
two were presently "'""'by three or four
otliers, who, ri f' ! ,0p''",
with their. ,UMl ",a ukM " "bo ex
r small spectacle and stop to catch a
J. of it, if they happen to be iu no
asto. Uccasiiaially one would start on. Tbe
group continued to grow slowly. At 1:1.
there was again a score. About this time I
glanced up and down the street, and counted
a doieu more in doorways. Turning my
eyes agaiu to tbe original group, I was sur-IM-iKvd
to see it had been augmented by
half a hundred. The gathering now became
rapiiL At 1 0 there may have teen a hun
dred people iu sight; five minutes doubled the
number. From every quarter men aud wo
men began to stream in. All halted in sight
of our door, but no one approached it It
was plain. Noble observed, they all earns as
spectator merely. Tbe attention of the
crowd was divided between our bouse aad a
neighboring steeple dock. Two o'clock was
approaching. As for oar bouse, ft stood be
fore tbe crowd, a largo, plain stone structure,
wIthui.CUrtai" llrWJr aad no.'ign of life
The third quarter' struck. Then on every
band tbe crowd broke Into a run for posi
tions before tbe door. Tbey instantly lost
the sppearanoe of spectator and became
mass of eager men irtraltmr Jfarflrrtjilaces.
Soble and T Vrf lnt" -fc other's eyes; In
stantly, wif ln' moment, we saw tbe anni
hilation our fortunes. I clasped my
friend nan ; " M cold a ice. Together
we w"11 tD 'brary. Without a word
j'p.- wheeled a ti ble into tbe middle of tbe
svor, anated hima If, took out a check book
and laid ft open before htm. I made a quick
calculation, from my best knowledge, of the
amount of our joint fortunes, handed it to
him, and, gathering the servants, gave them
some brief instrui tions. When I got back
to my seat at ttu window the crowd had
grown till its limits could not be seen. Fill
ing tbe street, not a long one, it reached
from end to end aad from wall to wall, and
I judged by the K unds that more were gath
ering around the c rners and in the adjacent
You may haveuena throng before a lot
tery wheel. Impatient, excited. Home such
on aspect had the mob before our door, save
that it was far mo-e immense, far more ex
cited. There was occasional laughter, such
as we hear from c run ken men. Every man
acted as one part tolly deranged ; it was ap
parent that the sti angeness of the situation
bad its effect on the crowd. Two o'clock
struck. Tbe first i troke of the bell was hard
ly heard for tbe murmur and excitement;
tbe second stroke fell upon the throng, as
still as though th it second every man had
been turned into a corpse. Every eye was
upon the door. Vot a motion was visible
about tbe house. Tbe door was unlocked,
and a servant stood behind it, but inade no
sound; notw curtain stirred.
I had exjiected. when a little time bad
passed, and it was seen that the door was not
to be thrown opt u, that there would he a
rush, and it wouh be pushed in. So pres
ently 1 observed t lat those far liack now
gan to push f orwa rd. Those neareet t he do. .r ,
too, crowded US the stoop; but thereevery
man looked to ins neighbor to first put band
to the door, but li me did it. Then a terror
seized them and ran hack through the hs
plo, aud tbey fell back. Then arose a great
cry. I could not make out what it was, but
iu the midst of it the first quarter struck.
Then tliere was lilence, and for a long timo
they did nothing but wait, each for the other,
the crowd behind pbraiding those in front for
not pushing in. Our quiet house terrified
them by iu very ttillness and helplessness.
Again those iu the rear and on all side
began crowding forward. After two or three
atai'U. they surged forward, but only for a
few feet, those in front immediately pushing
back. This wave I ke movement was rejieated
several times, the ast time the reacting surge
placing those in front farther Iwck than ever.
Tbey stood thus for a moment w hen the half
struck. Then Mu y crowded again forward,
but no man put hand on the door. I'p to
this time tliere b ad been an appearance of
good nature and raillery, though underneath
it was an intense ear nest new; but now they
broke out into qu trreliug. Blows were ex
changed, ami dai k looks were everywhere ;
but nothing was done lieyond an occasional
surge for the do and a sweep back.
Three-quarters Rut, and it wa almost 3,
when a single n an ascended the Heps and
knocked. The m b was breathless. The d. sir
was silently opera d, the man weut in or was
pulled in, and all was as before. Then what
a cry went up! udwh.it a silence follow
ed I But no secon I man offered to go in. The
first would be out presently, and would tell
what he had wen. But ten, fifteen, twenty
minutes elapsed, uui he did not reappenr
The silence was rofound. Half past .1. and
still no sign. A Jiiver passed through the
throng. Not mai y but thought of a pisillo
tragedy on the ot ler side of thet mysterious
d.sir. The truth is the man hail Ixen usher
ed into the library, w here he saw a sedate
gentleman of ;) s tting behtjd a table, who
asked bim simply if he brought a statement
of Iiim debts. F r a reply he presented it.
The amount was small, and the gentleman
laid aside his che k liook and handed him the
sum in gold. Hi was then invited to pass
into the adjoining parlor and to lie seated;
he was requested kindly to remain till 4
o'clock, or until the crowd dispersed. Aud
I, watching at the w indow, realized that the
slightest variation iu the teuqier of the mob
would sweep awa y every penny of our fam
ilies' wealth, for both Noble and I would
have died before we would have allowed a
demand to go unl onored while anyili:; re
Inaiued. It was evident that we hail been mistaken
when we supHiei that the final amrtmiversnl
verdict hail lieen hat our notice was a hoax.
We hail not wal.;ed out the lost night. It
being Sunday. 1 ' we bail done so. It is likelv
we would have learned there hail been a
change. While almost all, I after war. I
learned, had continued to ridicule the thing
and pronounce it a humbug, there bail lieen
a secret preparing of statement and a deter
mination to be net far distant at the appoint
ed hour. This had been so general that it
had resulted in tiie immetiae gathering now
liefore me. But why did they not press hit
It would have li n suppostsi that their very
numbers would have permitted no other
thought. But it ia likely that those ln-fore
the door feared that if they started it would
Iw to go in alone; that those in the rear
would let them ni me run the risk of the jeers
that would follow if it proved they had lieen
hoaxed. The fet r of ridicule, so strong a
motive ordinaril .-, la-fore such a crowd, he
came superlatively powerful. The sources
of those iniHilNw more contagi.s than ies
tilunce, that mns vast crowds are generally
mysterious and indiscernible. Fickleness is
the ordinary characteristic of a mob. In
the throng befort our disir, fear of humbug,
and a powerful dread of ridicule superin
duced by tho concourse itself, were the
causes to which I attributed the inaction of
the first hour. Bi t one man had the sewgth
to throw off the general paralysis.
But undoulited y other causes came into
action the aecoud hour. The house stood lie
lore them, silen: and mysterious, the one
venturesome mai did not return, and the
strangeness of the whole affair, the impossi
bility of assigning any motive for the pul
llshed notice and the strange behavior of the
crowd itself. In e ery other memler of which
each saw his doubts reflected, all conspired to
throw around an atui xpliere of mystery and
undefined fear. Thus it was that the people
stood, while the i hurch clmk hands moved
on toward 4. At occasional wave seemed to
weep over them, but left them standing as
Iwfore, under a p iralysis. Ten minute to 4.
Every hope was now on the return of the
num. Five minutes to 4. There was a lean
big forward, but no man stirred foot. Three
nunnlas, two mil utew, one minute. The clock
struck 4. I rushed down to Noble and caught
him in my amis. How we danced! We went
up together to th front apartment and the
window. Now it is stranger than anything
ela connected wl h the affair that there was
to violence toward our residence. But when
we looked out hit the street, it was fast be
fouling empty. But of those we saw hasten
ing away, every ne seemed to lie possessed of
the very spirit ot the devil. They were all
fighting, striking each other with their fists,
sticks, stones, and cursing like demons. But
very soon the str -t was empty.
Hnch s an e iteric account of an affair
which caused I o small stir at the time.
Noble aud I, In our nightly rauibhv, ofteu
talk it fiver. Our exwriaVent came near br
ing more seriout than we would have liked.
If the man who ventured in ever told any
one of bis recct tion, it never came to the
ears of tbe publ c, aud to this day Loudon
has few uiysterws more profound than tbe
epussle known s "The I'udding Lane Hoax.''
William Bay aid Hole in Harper's Weekly.
A arrow Eaeape.
On tbe Last da; of the year, while bunting
for my New Year s dinner, an ail venture befell
me which nearly closed my ys with the
dying year. J biA brotsr&t down a buffalo,
and, thinking it die'"' and helpless, I pro
ceeded tomaW""eof my spoil. I bod al
most reev" "efore it seemed aware of
my en"e, wbta, with a grunt of vengeful
.gnlflcauce, it wi s on Its feet. Instiuctively
I turned and fM, happily presenting my
rear to its inevitable onslaught. A few sec
onds, and it horn caught me in the hip, pen
etrated several in :bes, just (Taxing the femo
ral artery, and as kIiuk me twirling overhead
like a bolt from a catapult In my full I got
a eoople of ribs b -oken, and thus lay stunned
and helpless. I was aware, however, of Us
plroaeb to finis i me off, and I closed my
syea, tbiukiug my day were numbered. Some
sscoods passed, at d 1 was still alive. Open
ing my eyes I fou el tbe brute lying dead be
side me, and then I fainted away from loss of
blood. Joseph Thomson iu Hcribuer
As many as 17. W,0u to 20,000,0(10 cocoa
nuts come into r ew York city every year
chiefly from Ca itial America, though they
are grown in im arly all the tropical couu
triea. Those fro n Sao Bias ore considered
the best Tbey cn hardly be ssid to have a
'aeaaon," as the imports are newly constant
through the year. A well grown tree wtU
yield in tbe rainy season two nuts In three
days, and in tb-i dry season the average ia
about one in twe days. Many are lost by
being bloom off by the high winds before
they ore ripe. A riue nut falls of itself. Tbe
nobs ore sorted as tbey are unloaded from
easels, tbe inspector being able to deter
trdua whether a nut is good by giving it a
aiogJw tap. Tbey are then packed in bags ot
one hundred each and put into th market
Uoud Houseksepi ig. .-.
rhe Old Mn Who Foand Ills Son by
Looking Over Exchangee for Six Months.
The search began in May and ended in No
vember. It was made within tbe four wall
of a country newspaper office and through
tbe medium of its exchanges. No "exchange
fiend" has bored me since that search, for I
have, always remembered that pel hap there
waa even in the person whom I detested a
sorrow or a longing that made bis actions
I first beard of Jim when one May after
noon, the doors and windows being open and
the "copy" rustling In the breeze, a bent,
white haired settler entered The Weekly Pal
"You paper fellers git each other' papers,
I feposef" he asked timidly.
"Yes, sir; we exchange with one another."
"Could ye let a person see some er yer pa
pers! I'd pay yer for it," he added, as if afraid
that he was asking too much.
"Oh, that w ill be all right," I replied, as 1
piled fifty or more exchanges before bim.
"Ye see, I'm lookin' fer Jim," my visitor
aid, apologetically, as he was adjusting hi
steel bowed spectacles. "Jim, my son. We
came west two year ago an' took up a claim.
Twas pretty bard work I know, an' Jim was
high strung. Bein' the baby of th' fam'ly he
bed ben petted a good deal, an workin' come
bard on bim."
"Iid he run awayf" I queried, wishing to
appear sociable and interested.
"No, that' the worst of it; I drove Urn
away. 1 got mad at Hm one day 'cause be
wouldn't mind, nn' 1 told 'im ter clear out
He went an' I ain't seen 'im since. I'm think
in' I'll tlnd somethin' of tin in the papers
you fellers seem ter write up everythin'."
With that he tsgan to look through tbe 1
cal columns of the journals before him. It
was an hour before lie bad finished his tabk
and laid by the last oue w ith a sigh.
"I'll look ag'in next week," be said sadly as
The uext week and tbe next he was there,
each time chatting with me and revealing
more of the longing for a chance of repara
tion for bis harshness.
All through tho hot summer months he was
faithful to his task, and I, too, began to feel
an interest in the missing boy aud look for his
name in the paper that went through my
October with its Indian summer liad gone,
the prairies hail taken on their robes of
brown, and nightly the prairie fires gleamed
in a ragged line at the far horizon. Then
November. On the third Saturday my visitor
came through a bitter blustering w ind, and
his hands looked w hite and pinched with coll.
The tears dimmed his glasses as be took up
his task as usual. He bad gone about half
through the pilo of jiapers when he suddenly
straightened up, brushed the page out smooth
and tiled bis eyes intently upon it He
handed the paper to me and I read:
"A stranger giving bis name as James
Meserve was found in tbe depot this morning,
sick. He is scarcely more than a boy, but
seems to have bail hard lines. He says be has
friends iu Kansas, but will not give their
names. He was taken to the Merchants' ho
tel, where he is being cared for by the city
The iaper was published in a small city in
Northern Iowa, and was dated thrsa days
"I've found him!" ejaculated the father
gin. Ilv. "I'm goin' ter get bim!"
That night he left for his sou's side, and in
a week the two alighted from the train, tbe
father joyous and happy, the son pate and
As they rode over the prairie towards the
old man's claim, be called luck to me: "Come
out an' see us sometime
1 did so shortly afterward; and as we sat
up to the well supplied table, though our
chairs rested on the hi ire earth and the walls
of a dug out were around us, I found as hap
py a host as presided iu any palace in the
Tbe old man lcnt his white head and in
fervent tones thanked the giver of all good
for the return of bis boy, thanked him in
such words as only the fuU heart can prompt
Glancing to one side I saw tears drop from
Jim's eyes uim his plate.
Jim was found iu more senses than one.
C M. IlargiT in Detroit Free iTess.
The Flapping of a Fly's Wins.
The slow flapping of a butterfly's wing pro-dth-es
no sound, but when the movements are
rapid a noise is produced, w hich increases in
shrillness with the number of vibrations.
Thus the bouse fly, which produces the sound
F, vibrates its wing 21. 1 3) times a minute, or
Soo times in a second; and the bee, which
makes a sound of A, as many as Ti.4(JU times,
or 440 times in a second. On the contrary, a
tired Us? bums ou E, and therefore, accord
ing to theory, vibrates its wings only 3o0
times iu a second. Marcy, the naturalist,
after many attempts, has succeeded by a deli
cate mechanism in confirming these numbers
graphically. He fixed a fly so that the tip of
the wing just touched a cylinder, which was
moved by clockwork. F-ach stroke of tbe
w ing caused a mark, of course very slight,
but still quite perceptible, and thus showed
that there were actually XiO strokes in a sec
ond, agreeing almost exactly with the num
ber of vibrations inferred from tho note pro
duced. Sir John Lubbock.
Our readers will douhll rememl-er tbe
claim made by Dr. Thomas J. Mays, of Fhd
adelplua, that he bad succeeded iu demon
strating that the statement made iu almost
every text book on physiology, that it was
natural for women to breathe from the chest,
was wrong; that tho abdominal tvpe of res
piration, as ordinarily observed iu men, was
the natural type of women as well, and the
rostai type as seen in women is the result of
modern dress. This claim he supported bv
the result of an examination of eighty-two
American lucnan girls. lr. J. H. Kellogg,
from an examination of Chinese and other
women untrammeled by tight fitting dress,
finds the alslominal ty present in them.
Other observers, notably Hutchinson, in
twenty-four girls whose waists had never
been constricted by corsets or other appli
ances, found tbe costal type present. Herald
Her Idea of RJrhes.
A little girl of tlie Italian nee is in the
habit of visiting certain houses in Boston
quite regularly, receiving food and some
times other articles, which she (tows away
snugly in tbe tiasket which is her constant
companion. In her round of visits one day
he wa accomaiiied by auotuer little girl
who had uo basket The good lady of tbe
house, after supplying tbe little girl as usual,
remarked: "Does not -your companion want
omething, toof "Oh, no," was the reply.
"She's richl Her father works!" Boston
The Itialiup and the Hreerhes.
My Dear Bishop of Loudou It will always
give me great pleasure to see you at Strath
fleldsaye. Pray come there believer It suits
your convenience, whether I am at home or
not My servant will receive order to show
you ao many pairs of breeches of mine as you
wish ; but w hy you should wish to iusjiect those
that I wore at tbe battle of Waterloo is quite
beyond tbe comprehension of yours most
truly, Wellington. Sir William Fraser.
Indiana's fllalorlc Elm.
Corydnn, lnd., boasts a historical elm tree
unacr wuiwe spreading branches tradition
has it that a session of the ludiana territorial
legislature was held. It is known that an
v... rcviuu ui uie leuumiure was beld at
Corydon during a summer while Indiana was
a territory, it is also believed that the tree
w as then large.enough to shelter such a body,
aud as it stood iikih a cool, mossy bank near
a spring, and only a short distance from the
Capitol, it Is quite probable that tbe members
of the legislature would leave a warm, crowd
ed room and ri-patr to such a cool spot A
Convention waa held at Corydon in June, 1810,
for the purpoeeof adopting a constitution for
tbe new state. It has been reported that this
vonvention was held under tbe famous tree.
It is a known fact that iu a later day the
arnnd jury for the llarrisou circuit court
beld sessions under tbe tree. Many visitor
on reaching this place ask to see the historical
tree, and are referred to this spreading elm,
whose body measures 13 feet 8 niches in cir
sumfereuce aud betweeu tbe tips of tbe limb
Is a distance of 115 feet New York Star
Rsw Abeot Town.
It is tbe curreat report about town
that Kemp' Balsam for tbe threat and
lung is making some remarkable cures
with people who are troubled with
cough, sore throat, asthma, bronchitis
and consumption. Any druggist will
give you trial bottle free of cost It ia
guaranteed to relieye and cure. Tbe
Urge bottle are 60c and ft .
. The beat on eartn can truly be said of
Ghgg's Glycerine Salve, which ia a sure,
safe and apeedy cure for cuta. bruise,
acftlda, burns wounds and all other sorer.
WW positively cure piles, tetter and all
skin eruption. Trv this wonder luW
Satisfaction euaiwiiteed or money refund
ed. Only 96 cents. Hold bv drmrtrtata
A. D. Huesing, real estate and insur
ance agent. Office No. 1608 Second ave
nue, Rock Island.
The Crown dining ball. No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish you
the beet meal in the city for 25 cents.
Buy Mercer county coal of E. B. Mc--Kown
at bis new coal yard comer of
Fifteenth street and First avenue.
150,000 to loan on real estate security,
in sums of 200 and upward, at lowest
current rates of interest, without com
mission. E. W. Iluret, Attorney at
law. Rock Island.
Madera Houses Tot Sale
On monthly installments by Guyer &
, Barth Babeock, Dentist.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special atten
tion paid to saving tbe natural teeth and
inserting teeth without plates.
Fourteen dry lots on four years time,
with six percent per annum, to any one
wishing to build this summer.
Surety on Bond.
Those who are required to give bonds
in positions of trupt, 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 the agent of the
American Surety Co., of New York.
General Insurance Agent,
Kock Island, 111.
The fashion editor, after he wrole,
"The nobbiest things in boots are
bunion," put on bis bat and coat, and
before retiring to the bosom of bis fam
ily, purchased a botlle of Dr. Bull's
Cough Syrup, as be thicks it unsafe to be
One of the visitors at Fortrecs Monroe
last weik was six'y feet long. It was a
Th Orsvs Oet Tirtd Tawning,
Seemingly, for certain wretched invalids
who toddle feebly along, though always
looking as if tbey were iroing to die but
omitting to do it. Tbey dry up, wither,
dwindle away finally, but in tbe mean
time never having robust health, know
nothing of the physical enjoyment, the
zest of that existence to which they cling
with such remarkable tenacity." Tbey
are always to be found trying to mend by
tinkering at themselves with some trashy
remedy, tonic or "pick me up" to give a
fillip to digestion, or "help tbe liver."
If such misguided folks would resort and
adhere to Hostetter "s Stomach Bitters, it
would be well with them. This superb
invigorant supplies the stamina that tbe
feeble require by permanently reinforcing
digestion and assimilation. Itovi-rcomes
nervousness, insomnia, malaria, kidney
complaints, biliousnei-s, constipation,
rheumatism and neuralgia.
Chicago, Borlingion & Qainry H. B.
Division P'ssrnFR Ornr. I
Kock Island, 111., Dec IS, l--sS
Account of Christmas and New Year's
holidays 1889-1890. tbe C , B. & Q will
sell excursion tickets on Dec. 24'h, 25th,
31st. 18S9, and Jan. 1st. Ic90, within
distance of two hundred (2l) miles at
rate of one and one third lowest first
class fare for tbe round trip.
Tickets limited going passage date ot
sale, return passage, to and including
Jan. 8. 1890. H. D. Mack.
Div. Pass. Agt.
Tbe oldest orange grove in Florida is
located near Palalke, and is known ss
Hart's grove. Some ef the orange-bear
ing trees in it are over fortysflve years
Why continue tbe use of irritating
powders, snufJs or liquids? Ely's Cream
Balm, pleasant of application and a sure
cure for catarrh and cold in tbe bead can
be bad for 50 cents. It is easily applied
into tbe nostrils, is safe and pleasant, and
is curing the most obstinate cases. It
gives relief at once.
North Carolina bas cHKl.OdO acres ef
swamp land to sell for tbe bene fit of her
and clean your mouth afterwards with
Sozodont, and your teeth will be in con
dition to do their work for years. Thous
ands of dyspeptics bolted their food be
cause they had no good teeth to masli-
gate properly. Chew fine, eat slow, and
Farmer Hudson, of Temnleton. Ssn
Luis, Obispo county. Cal, pulled a beet
me other day that weighed 154 pounds
It was seven feel Ions.
Ihe proprietors of Ely's Cream Balm
uo not claim it to be a cure-all, but a
sure remedy for catarrh, colds ia the
bead and hay feyer. It is not a liquid or
a snuff, but is easily applied into tbe
nostrils, it gives relief at once.
Brownson lie Hatter
Secon J snd Main Street. Davenport lows,
Fur Muffs and Boas
AT BOTTOM PRICES.
Public notice is hereby given that at a meeting
of the city council of the citv of Hock lalai.d to be
held on Monday evening. January wh, 1H90, and
st all snheequent meelincs. the Mnline Central
Street Railway Company will petition the s.ld
city council to grant It the richt of wav to con
struct am oneraie it line or rleelhr street rail
way Uhu all or any part of the foluiwiuic etreele,
i Thirtieth street between Thirteenth svenne
anil Fourteenth avenue; and Tbirteeinh avenue
neiween thirtieth street snd Twentv flrth street
on Thirty-Brut street ls-tween Thirteenth and
ronrteenth avenues, and on Twenty-fifth street
between Thirteenth avenue and seventh avenue.
and on Seventh avenue from Twenly UftU street
wem hi aoKnieenm street.
Kock lalsnd. III.. Ileeetnher 2Tfh. A. TV IkSO
MuLIKS CESTUI. STRUT KaII.WAT ('(IBFtUT,
pjs.n. inuiiRx. rresiaent
Notice is herebv given thst the firm name of
Willard Hakev Jk. f'n .......... .....1 u . i . 1
Baker, William L. Aster and Fred Jshns, and
formerly doing business at ISil Second avenne in
tne city of Kock Island, ia hereby d.eeolved by
mutual consent, w m. L. Aeter and Fred Jshns
THor the present there will He no chance of firm
name, snd buainea will at III h .....h am - ..
old etand whe.e all hllla will be pai and collected.
Uock Island III., Uecember 18, 1SW
Wii.liem L. A PTES.
Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned
hsa been Eupn.nted assignee of A Oram Loeb, and
i-Tak- i r 1 I w claims against
aaid A Dram Loeb are hereby notified to present
the same an Kim ...I .
--. ' vh or amnuauon within
three aiuutba from this date, whether aaid claima
are due ot not. All persona Indebted to aaid as
"briarere4estd to make prompt psyiuent of
Dated December 84th. 18PA.
11KNKY P. HULL, Assignee.
Dissolution of co-partneb-
The co-partnership heretofore exlstlnr he
ween Milton B. LloyJ and KlmeJ "toy"" nndtr
the Arm name otLiord A. Co.. lUiisdaydiaolved
fi,n'2t,,onnn.1' tim" K- Llo wiring. All
billa due tbe old firm and debts contracted will be
settled by Milton B. Liovd. toulrmcl,!0 09
Hock Island. 111., Dec. 88th.
MILTON K. LliOYO,
M KLMKtt K. LLOYD.
The Hotel Eastman,
LITTLE BOCK. A Kit.
The lsrgest and anest RKMOKT HOTKL la
America, with the Snast Bath Mosses la tbe world
connected. , will open (under management of O. O.
Si'?"?"'0' h,t touaisln HoteTs) for season of
JWIU, January 15th. Tickets sbosld be bought via
bt. Louia snd Iron Mountain A Southern R hl
ALL DK8CRTPT1 fYNfl
Praaiptly aad neatly executed by the ajusna Job
SB llini lal tsaiks paid t nnsnanml! work
J I ROYAL 8t,'!W
JJThls powder never varies. A msrvel of pnritv,
strength snd whnlesnmness. More economics,
than the ordinary kinds, snd canmft be sold In
competition w.Ib the multitude of low test, short
weight alnm or pr rhosphaie powders . Sold only
n cam. Rotal Bahihj Powdbh Co.. 106 Wall
St.. N. Y.
FUR SALE VALUABLE PATENT Im
provement on Elevamrs. Now in mu-rsilnn t
Star Finishing Works, 2:5 nnmtllon St., I'hilsds.
Pa; preserves life snd limb; for full particulars
apply to ROBT J. WALKER, Inventor.
SALESMAN WANTED AT ONCK, LOCAL OR
traveling: bin nav. ateailv witrk , aiiwlr a.-.,.
ranted; quick selling specialties: outfit free; e
perienre unnecessary. IAMB- E. WHITNEY.
nov zzxia ivurserymati, Rochester, Is. Y.
js - rui.ii.ii r.'r.
A I.FsW RV U'lHTt'TI t t.i ty. .i,
... -. nur,Tiyi pism napii pain
every week ; ermanent employment euar4nteed.
Wrll al K..f..... ..i :
.. .. , ... ...... ..-mh, ia.ru. .laiiiiK bkc.
IK I'll . : Lr ..... ..... .. . ... "...
v ...I... , ivv .. Co., inicngo, in.
WANTED. A LADY TO MANAGE A
Krsnch office, at her own honin rnr the P..
mons Female Specific "Oranire Liiv": a anlenrliil
opportunity; address with stamp. The Dr. Coon -ley
Medical Institute, South Bend. Ind.
TTTANTKD-AN OIL SALESMAN, ON CO.M-
dress to The liietertch Oil Co., 8S West Wssh-
,ugMu o,., vuicago. ill.
WANTED RELIABLE LOCAL AND TRAV
ellnff ssleemen : tmsitiima t .mi.nuni .run-.
ial indncementa n ;w; fast selling specialties.
Don't delay; salary from tbe start.
bkuw hKUS., Nurserymen. Chicago. 111.
STATE OF ILLINOIS, I
Rock Island Cousti, j
In the circuit Court of said connty to the January
Term, lsttl. '
Ca herine Monre, Samael W. Lincoln. M. V.
Kicname, Hans Laue. M. W. Woodford, L. J.
BengUton. Bnrtim Malcolm, James F. Mont
gomery, Martha Thomas, Hostile coryn
Deaire Coryn snd Mary J. Macbeth.
W. B. Bm field. Ren hen ' Wells. The I'nknnwn
lleirs-at-tsw of Joel Wells, deceased, Dennis
Warren, William A. Nonrse, Laura A. Noare.
Jane M. Weatherlu sii. Eliza Hshcis-k. Eunice
i,. Mill. Lont-a J. Brjant and Antonelte Henry
Affidavit of the non-re-idencc of the said W. B.
Bnrfi. ld. Renhen Weils snd Lmisa J. Rrvant snd
that the heirs at law of Joel Wells, deceased. re
unknown and mads parties ss the nn known heirs
at law of Jiwl Weils, deceased, having been Bled
in the clerk's office of ihe circuit court of Rock
Island county, atste of Illinois, notice is therefore
hereby given to the said non-rt sident defendants,
and nnknnwn heirs of Joel Wells rii-cesseri
that the complainants filed their hill of romp aint
in said eonrt i n the rhanrerv He thereof on ,h
J.tk day of November, isssi. and that thereupon
summons issned out of sa d court, wherein said
suit is now pending, returnable ou the first Mon
day in the mutilh of January next, ss is by law
Now. unless yon. the said non resident defen
dants above nsmed. and the unknown h irsat law
of Joel Wells, deceased, shall personally be anil
appear In-fore said circuit court on the first day
of the next May term thereof, to he holden at Rock
Island in and for eul.l court v. on the first Mon
day in May next, and plead, answer or de
mnr to the said complainant's bill of complaint
and the same and the matters and thins:- there
in charged and s'ated will be taken as con
fessed, ami a decree entered against you accord
ing to ihe praver of said hill.
Rock Island, 111.. December. 2s. 1s9
GEO. W. GAMBLE.
Cle.k ef Circnit Ponrt.
W. R. MrviRK ATf D GCTER la EEKEV, Solicitors
COMFORTABLE and ELEGANT
For Sale ty Leading; Dealers.
BTd Sdely ty fX EAEETE, Xrcy,I..7
J. M. UEAKHSLEY,
I TTORTtKT AT LAW Office with J. T.
1 worthy, 1735 Second Avenue.
ITTORNET AT HW, OTIra In Rock lalaaat
(.National Bank Building, R.k Island. 111.
a. s. iviiiit.
e. k WAXSJBB.
SWEE.NET A WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND OorNSRLLORS AT LAV
Oolce in Bengston's I loek. Rock Island. ISL
Mt-EMRY k MtEXIRV,
ATTORNEY'S AT LA W Loan money on good
seenrity, makecul ections. Reference. Mitch
ell & Lynde. bankers, oflice in Foetonice hliKk.
TIIE 1IAILT ARGUS.
FOR SALE KVFKV KYRNING at Craanptsmw
New. Stand. Fiveeents per copy.
D. S. SUiCKEMAS,
ARCTrrTBCT AN I) SUPKlUNTENDaVNT. Mara
office Cinc.io ul. Ohio; Branck office over
fust National Bank, Rock Island. fit ly
ST. LI RE'S COTTAUE HOSPITAL,
OS) THIRD AVENLB, between Tenth an4
Eleventh atresia. feb 14 u
VYM. 0. KULP, D. D. S.
OFFICR REMOVED TO
luiomr 84, 1.7, ts and ,
Tske Elevator. D.s V KN HORT. I A.
2005 FOURTH AVE.
Opposite the Catholic church, has a
full line of
Christmas Candles, Toys,
of every description, cheap.
Christmas Trees, Decora
HAS PUR0HA8KD THK
and has removed to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
He solicits the trade long enjoyed
by his predecessor and as many new
customers as wish to favor him with
Tbe first coal shipped into this market
from Mercer county waa from tbe mines
of R. B. Ellis in the fall of 1876, and
bene given the name it still bears. It is
well known to be the best sold in the
market, and other merchants have adop.
tad the same name and offering an in
ferior article for trie genuine. Don't h
deceived, but buy t
Mercer countv rn
of T. H. Ellis, on
fposite St. Joseph's
church. ' The office
a not bees, removed,
tie the only place la
but la there still, an
tbe market aeliinir
. Oar 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 cobI. 1 his ia not a eliara-Bale but a bona
fide sale, a we will not carry any more Blar.k
ets iu the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, I A.
ssJ. B, ZIMMERs
Star Block, . - - Qpp. 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 makes his suits up In the latest styles.
HIS PRICES AEE LO.
y I t5f ajvaSJf''ri
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
TjERCH & STTTCLIFFE, Managers.
3tH) Patterns of New Styles in Wall Papkr.
aKfTPainting, Graining and Paper Hantjinst.
OIMICK BLOCK. Twentieth Street, T ,1. lcLnil ill
near Third Avenue. lVOLK. lbianu, 111.
F. C. Hoppe,
3STo. 1S08 Second A.v.-.,
Rock Island, 111.
SEWERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builder s,
All kinis of Carpenter work done. General Jobbing done on short
notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and ehop 1412 Fourth are., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
TI VOLT SALOON."
Second Avenue, opposite Harper House. The choicest imported
WINES AND LIQUOES.
Imported and Key West Cigars, a specialty.
SaSg. . Hi ! , , mm f
T. M. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAanraoTviBB or giacxim aid ntctrra.
Asa your Grocer for thesa. They are beat
MTlpsclaltl.: Tb Christy "flTffTSB" aa4 ah Okrlsty -mkftM."
RfJg MLANP. ILL.
H. D. FOLSOM.
J PKFK WWW KEEK I.
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JP WWWWK l'
J KR W W W W KB I.
J K WWWW K L
J J K WW WW K l.
NOW IS YOUR TIME.
Just received another iovoirs iol FALL GOODS at tbe New Tailoring est.b
lisbment. and will sell 25 per cent cheaper than any merchant tailor in
the city . Call and examine tbe stock before purchasing
A. M. WALSH,
' 420 Brady Street, Davenport. Ia
ONLY S2.00 A DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO
au have ftoin of tlu
irMO a .HAKELIER, Proprietor and Artist.
No. 1722, Second ave Gayfordg old Btndio. over McCabe's.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
- tui Avenue.
'All k1S. '
DAVIS & CO.,
-A complete stock of-
Pipe, Brass Goods, Parking,
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc.
Sole Ap-nte for -
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
We pnaranti e every ore perfect, and will send Cup,.
Twenty day s trial, to responsible parties.
Safely Heating Boilers and Contractors fur
furnishing; and lsyinc Water, and
1712 First Ave .
Rock Island, Illinois.
Telephone 11)8. Itesidei cc 'telephone 100.
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No. 1707 Second avenue, Rock Island.
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