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LSI i AND ARGUS. FBI DAY, JANUARY 10, 1890.
Some Odd Ways of Firing:
THE SELF COCKER ABANDONED.
II Wm Too Apt to Got "Uut of Kiltr,"
ud Often IH-Iaysd tbe Bhootor M"hs
W lulled to Io Quirk Work Tb Trig
gorlM Rorolrer Orrat Isapvovaanoat,
A writer in The) Ban Francisco Examlner
firm the) true story of tb shooting iron In
tb far wmt. Ther have com many re
markaMe yarns as to the way "quick work"
b don in the laiui of th rowboya' gun, but
In th article mentioned the writer get down
to hard fact ami specialties, lie aver that
tb western gunner atrip bin revolver of alt
superfluities, and leave nothing to keep it
from being iliwharged but hia own thumb.
"Tb Run fliiliter," any th writer, "who
permit the gun maker to prescribe the man
ner of lifting a (run in not extant be la dtwd.
Tb live gun fighter la he who spoiled hit
weapon, a kxmi a.i be bought it, by removing
the trigger and reducing the working parte
of th lock to hammer, mainspring and cylin
1. Fanning tlie hummer. 8 Curly Bill' trick,
flmt position- a. Twirling the gun. 4. Curly
ill' game, lent position.
Thin has been brought about by that quick
Den which is essential among people who
don't trouble the law to take care of them,
but do it all themselves. The question often
arise between two men, "Which of us ts to
dleP The matter is settled by the time taken
by each to lodge bullets in the other's person.
Scientist have measured "personal equa
tion," which Is the time taken for the brain
to convey an order through the nerves to the
muscles and for the muscle to execute the
order. Perhaps the western cowboy will
soon bring his tiring down to so fine a point
that his "rsonal equntioun will settle tb
matter. Then he need ouly end to some
college profexsor to measure it and the other
fellow's, to know whether to arrange his af
fair for departure from the world.
When the self cocker came out it bid fair
to be immensely popular. About this the
aforesaid writer suys:
"The makers of pistols thought they bad
produced a perfect weapon one that met all
the demands of gentlemen in the killing line
when they devised the double-actiou revolver,
and for a short time th self-cocker had a
great sale on the frontier. A few years ago
no Texas cowboy or ranger, no Colork
sherilT, Arizona rustler or Panhandle tough
considered himself correctly dressed uuleea be
had a double action frontier six shooter or
two at bis belt.
"But time developed the imperfections and
shortcomings of the self cocker. Theoreti
cally, it seemed perfect, but In actual use it
developed a dangerous tendency to get out
of kilter. Its mechanism was too complicat
ed and delicate. After a little wear of tb
lock, when a gentleman desired to assassinate
an acquaintance, he was likely to be disap
pointed by the failure of the trigger to carry
th hammer back to the proper notch, or
perhaps the cylinder would forget to revolve,
and the acquaintance would have time to in
sert a knife into his stomach or cava In bis
bead with a club, which was very unsatis
factory. Thus the self cocker incurred th
deep displeasure of the fighting men.
"They jeered at its eccentricities, abused it
for its little weaknesses and discarded It from
their toilet. The windows of pawnshops and
second hand gun stores were filled with large,
dangerous looking double action revolvers,
which thereby were mad familiar to .the
astern tourist and th globe trotter. Th
faster the cowboy and the sheriff threw away
these guns the more firmly fixed becam tb
belief In the lay mind, su to speak, that tb
self cocker was the favorite weapon of the
frontier, because that stylo of gun was moat
frequently seen in the dea! rs' windows.
' While th western gun fighter was ordering
plain, single action revolvers, tb makers
were diligently unloading their stock of com
plicated self corkers on the tenderfoot,"
But where life depends on a fraction of a
second the man whose life is at stake will
naturally be hunting for some way of steal
ing a march on his antagonist. Home one
Interested improved upon the maker's method
In th single action pistol by what is called
"fanning the hammer." This is holding th
weapon firmly gripped, with the forearm
pressed against the side of the body for stead
iness and keeping the trigger back against
th guard with tiio forellnge. so that it
never engages with the hammer, and rapidly
striking the thumb-ear of the ' imaier with
tb edge of the left palm. This discharge
several shots in quick succession. Th trick
was first introduced lu Jiew Mexico. Ex
travagant yams have been told about th
unerring precision with which the cowboy
will shoot by "fanning the hammer," but
these stories a re exaggerate) 1. The trick doe
quick work, but not accurate work.
"In 1S1 a cowboy named Bob Sinclair
worked the new trick in Albuquerque. For
soma reason or other he had coucluded that
Jack Riley was au improper person, aud that
tb continued existence of Mr. Klley was an
impertinence not to be tolerated. Wherefore
be faulted the hammer at Kiley. There is no
doubt that Mr. Nlnolair mad a great deal of
noise lu a very short time. His performance
on th six-shooter was rhythmic and Inspir
ing, and th sweep of his left baud was a
poem. A carpenter shingling the roof of th
new hotel received one bullet lu his right
heel; some glassware behind the bar of th
corner saloon was broken; an Indian card
party behind a lumber pile two blocks up th
street was dispersed with tb lose of one buck;
a fourth ball inserted itself in Mr. Uinclair's
left foot, and th other two escaped in th
confusion and are still at large. After tb
smoke of battle bad cleared away Mr. Riley
picked up a board and swatted Mr. Sinclair
on the ear."
It is not claimed that this is the "Mr. Riley
they speak of so highly," but he deserves all
tb encomiums any on of th nam aver re
ceived. "When the novelty had worn off this
trick," the writer goes on, "the men who car
ried guns for business purposes and bad a
serious aim In life, viz., tb shortening of It
for other people tb men who were not eo
amored of mer noise and pistol pyrotechnics
took tb triggers out of their guna or
lashed them firmly back against th guards,
thereby throwing them out of commission.
Th adaption of th triggerleas gun mad
necessary th arquiremeot of skill in new
methods of handling the weapon.
Th first aud must obvious scheme was to
work the hammer with the thumb in the or
dinary way, letting the hammer slip and fall
when the aim was secured. Anybody who
trie this for the first time will discover that
It is not easy to shoot where he looks or to
bold the weapon steady. In quick firing, tb
pistol is raised and carried back over tb
shoulder, and then thrown sharply forward
and downward. The thumb, grasping th
hammer, pocks it during th downward
movement, and when th barrel la at tb de
sired ptNttioii the hammer is released and tb
"A revolver can be fired very rapidly In
thi manner, but no great accuracy of aim
can be obtained. A novice would find It diffi
cult to hit a door at twenty feet, and an ex
pert Is doing pretty well to hit within tb
outlines of a man at ten pace. Tb cowboy
who can hit an oyster can at ten feet, throw
ing the pistol down In the manner described,
ts a rar bird."
Jt.J" m UnunM "-ouKlrel
called "Curly Bill- practiced on a sWtrl l
Tombstone. Bill being ordered bv Hwiiv
White to glv up his weapons, took a self
ckr from his belt and banded it toward tb
ya, uun luremost. Just as fh sheriff,
thrown off his guard, reached for the weapon.
Bill whirled it over ln his hand, pulled th
trigger and murdered the officer.
Th same trick can be don with a trigger
less revolver. Tb weapon Is laid ln th palm
of th band, butt to th front and right, as
shown ln tb cut. Th forefinger, slipped
through th guard, serve as a pivot upon
which the pistol turns when given a quick
twirl, the other fingers assisting in giving the
weapon Impetus and grasping th butt when
It comes into position. J ust before the revol
ver comes down to a level, the thumb catches
and retain the hammer long enough to draw
it back. The thumb is then allowed to slip
from th hammer, and bang goes the gun. It
will be found that a very sharp and sudden
movement Is required to perform this feat,
and tb heavier the pistol the more readily it
can be don. It is useless to try it with the
pocket toys usually carried.
Th Joyous jugglers with pistols, who
keep the ammunition factories going, hare
devised some variations of Curly Bill's great
flay, all of them interesting as tricks, but
about as useful in bonier warfare as jig steps
In a walking match. For example, the pistol
is held as though to he surrendered, lying in
th palm of tbe right hand, the second finger
booked over the hummer. A sharp twirl
throws tbe barrel down and outward, the
forearm is brought up, and th weapon come
Into the position shown in the sixth cut. Tbe
second finger simultaneously pulls tb ham
mer back, awl th action of closing th
fiuger around the butt release the hammer.
In the performance of this trick the strength
of th middle finger is tbe principal factor.
To do it well a man must have very strong
bands, and he will get many a blister before
he succeeds in the trick. If he begius with
a loaded weapon probably bis first achieve
ment will be filling his own stomach with
A better variation is achieved by using th
thumb to cock the weapon. The revolver
rents in the palm in a very innocent looking
position, butt to the left aud hammer under
the thumb. By sharply cloning the baud and
giving the weapon a whirl downward, the
hammer is drawn tack to full cock and the
barrel brought to a level wrong side up. As
the thumb slis over the hammer to grasp the
butt, the revolver is discharged, aud the other
man gets hit if he happens to be iu the way.
It is possible to imagine circumstauces
Under which adroitness in juggling with pis
tols might be useful, but it is one chauce in a
million that a mail ever will get caught in
such a fix or have au opportunity to work
such schemes. A traveler might get away
with a stupid road agent by au underhand
shot, but ordinarily the man who wants an
other's revolver is smart enough to keep th
drop aud take the weapon from holster or
pocket with bis own disengaged hand.
6. Jugi; ling with a gun. 4. Difficult and useless.
7. Deceiving tbe enemy. 8. An underhand aliot.
The common cowboy of commerce, who U
notoriously a marvelous pistol shot, but
actually a very mediocre marksman and
often a regular duffer with a gun, delights
bi tricks and juggling, lla ran twirl his
pistol in the air and bang away at the wide,
wide world with great satisfaction to him
self aud danger to tbe spectators, but he
can't do one-tenth of the thing that he
brags about doing. In plain, straightaway,
IBcient shooting he is no match for any one
of half a dozen citizens of San Fraucisco.
Anybody who tells about seeing ren
tiers! lien shoot dimes in the air, perforate
distant oyster cans with countless bullets
while riding at full speed, drive nails off
hand and without taking careful sight,
and all the other popularly accepted marvels,
talks blue bosh. The man who could do such
things with a revolver could make more
money in a month by giving public exhibi
tion than he can get punching cows for five
Tbe revolver is of use on the froutier in
killing men who are unpopular or otherwise
objectionable, and tbe mau who can draw
quickly anil hit a man across the street is a
good enough shot for all practical purHwe.
Mr. Neagle, who Is considered a pretty handy
man with a pocket gun, held bis weapon iu
both hands when be shot Mr. Terry, who
stood within two or three feet of him, aud
van then he missed with one bullet.
Why Mary Had to Go.
Mrs. B. recently visited her relatives in the
east aud left her little daughter at borne in
charge of Mr. B. and Mary, the servant.
When the mother returned the father was
out of the city for the day, but the little
daughter detailed all th event of impor
tance that had transpired during her moth
er's absence, and among other things ac
quainted her with the fact that she knew
something she had promised papa not to tell.
Tb mother did her beet to persuade th
child to divulge her secret, but without avail.
Wbeu the father returned and entered the
room, and after he bad fondly kissed and em
braced bi affectionate wife, the young
ster exclaimed: "Papa, I've told mamma all
the news, but I didn't tell her anything about
your kissing Mary." Tbe little rogue was
lust about as discreet as her papa was when
L told her to keep mum. No amount of ex
planation on the part of Mr. B. could satisfy
bis wife, and Mary bad to go. Dea Moines
Mabel It U very singular that men seem
to consider me frivolous. I am sure I do not
see what I hav dou to deserve that reputa
tion. Maud Well, you must admit that the men
have some reason for thinking you faithless.
Mabel Faithless? Why, I have been faith
ful to more men than any girl in Chicago.
About Hrala Wear.
It is very desirable to have what quietness
is possible during brain work, aud the neces
sity for proper ventilation as a mean of
maintaining mental energy is well known.
It might lessen brain wear in many office if
electric lighting were substituted for gaa Il
lumination. Uood digestion la msential to
continued work with good lasting power.
Late rising and a hurried breakfast, a still
mor hurried luncheon and rush back to
work, followed at tb conclusion of th day
by a heavy meal when th man is wearied,
of ton tend to exhaustion, as much as tb un
avoidable pressure of business, A mor ra
tional refreshment after heavy brain work is
to partake of light refreshment and then rest
for half an hour before dinner; thus lb
powsr of digestion aud social njoymeut ar
restored to tb man. British Medical Jour
Gulls and Tbelr Young.
Every bird watches over aud care for her
own nest, though the numbers are so great
and th tumult so excessive that it is difficult
tb conceive how each gull can distinguish her
own spotted eggs, placed In the midst of so
many others, exactly similar In site, shape
and color; and when at length the young ar
batched and ar swimming about on tb loch
or crowded together on some grassy point,
tb old birds, as they come home from a dis
tance with food, fly rapidly amid thousands
of young ones exactly similar to then own,
without even looking at them, until they find
their own offspring, which recognising; their
parent among all to other birds, receive th
tnorasl without any of th hungry littl crea
ture around attempting to dispute tb prize.
each waiting patiently for it own parent, In
perieci confidence tnat IU turn will com In
lu season. Mew Or lean Picayune.
Bard Ooal arket-
Grata and egg. t7.50; stove. No. 4 and
nut. 17.75 per ton. screened and dally
ered; 83 cenU per ton discount allowed
If paid within ten days. Cannel coal
for grates, $8 per ton. Now la the time
to buy. Blacksmiths' coal, coke and
charcoal on band. . O. Fbazkb.
loft Ooal for lale
ny jtrd, corner of Eleventh street
and Tenth avenue, at ten cent per bush-
Aug. 80, 1889.
Tomorrow night Richard's Comedy
Co. will present that lively farce, "A
Base Hit." The SL Paul GloSe says the
play is a satire on the national game and
unlike most farce comedies bat a plot and
a good one, too. The songs a -e new and
original. A noticeable feature is the abs
sence of the hackneyed Irishman, the
ererdone Teuton and the dusty darkey.
Tbe principal roll, well handlid by Wil
lard Simms, is that of an Ameiican loafer
ready to make a dollar honently or dis
honestly to suit bis circumstances. He
is hired to Impersonate a celel rated base
ball player, but by numerous mistakes,
which are worked up in a very natural
way, be at length loses bis own identity.
Tbe Two Johns will boldfoith at Har
per's theatre next Tuesday evening. The
Boston Globe says of them:
Two Johns have made more than one
Boston audience laugh, and It st evening
at the Grand opera bouse the- provoked
no end of merriment. They are the sme
two Johns, chuck full of joviality, with
jokes and funny savings, sure always to
gain favor, even with a most critical aud
ience. Tbe songs that were introduced
In the play last evening man of which
were new were well-remlered, and the
audlem showed plainly its apjreciation.
Tbe author of tbe comedy did not trouble
himself looking after a plot. He evi
dently wanted to write something that
would please one of those ludicrously
funny pieces and be was mccessful.
Tbe lady members of tbe company are
well-fitted for the parts they so admir
ably fill, and the musical specialties intro
duced were above the standard.
McOinty was one of New York's 400,
who was in the habit of going t bout town
incognito, "dressed in his beit suit of
clothes." His mother's maiden name was
McGinty, and under that name be went
about Gotham seeing tbe sights. One
day be met Joe FIjnn. the sirger. with
whom he made a bet that he, Flynn
couldn't carry him, McGinty. oi a hod up
the ladder to the top of an ight story
building in process of erection. Tbe bet
was 92. Flynn shouldered tbe hod.
McGinty mounted it. and up tbe ladder
went Flynn. Fly nn's foot slit ped at the
sixth story, and In attempting to save
himself he dropped McGinty, who said as
he started down: "I've won tbe bet."
McGinty 's subsequent history Mras writ
ten by Flynn in the shape of some verses
(not poetry) that be sings, and eur readers
are referred to that song, whi.h can be
bad at almost any music store. Although
Flynn lost tbe bet, he has much more
than made it up on the song, und hence
there is a strong suspicion that be dropped
McGinty on purpose. But Flynn says
McGinty dropped so as to win the bet.
Encouraging news for lumbermen and
builders comes from Stillwater. The re
cent snow fall and subsequent cold
weather has given the loggers all they
want. The weather and tbe roads are
just right. Work is going fo-ward at
a rapid rate, and if tbe weathet will hold
out long enough there will be an enor
mous log crop harvested, lien tnd teams
have been sent up in increased numbers
since the change in the weather. Tbe
loggers seem to have got snow at the
right time. Whenever It has been poesi
ble to commence hauling about, the first
of January, tbe loggers have generally
been happy and contented. Wi h moder
attly cold weather to that the present
snow fall may be preserved, there is
enough snow on tbe ground to make
hauling good for two months to come.
Two months of good hauling ill secure
more logs than can, by any p)ssibility.
be turned into lumber next seas in by the
existing saw mills.
8 O T Sutcliffe to F W 8utctiffe, part
lot B. mock Z, Chicago ad. it I. t 800.
G T Sutsliffe. to F W Satellite, lot II,
block 8, Bailey Davenport's 4 lb ad, It I,
H N McCaw to David Cramet, part lot
IU. block SI. Chicago ad. it I. S.'iOO.
K A Smith to Adolpb Johnsai, n2, lot
I. block 23, Aloline. 3,000.
P L Mitchell, et al.to Susannah Brown,
lota s3, 4. 9 and 10. block 1. Milan.
W G Morris to R A Smith. n2. lot 1,
block za, Milan, f 2.000.
9 Conservatorship of B N Fhilleo.
Conservator's final report and settlement
filed and approved, and consertator dis
Estate of George M Woodward. Fcti
tition by administrator and gutrdian of
minor to ascertain shortage of for
mer administrator. Report of admin-.
istrator filed. Order of court ascertain
ing deficiencies and approving adminis
Guardianship of Edward C Woodward.
minor. Petition by guardian for leave to
settle as to shortage of U C Woodward.
late administrator, and order authorizing
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biizabetn Hyeraoa, Hock Island.
8- James Kerr, Rock Island, Christine
L. Schoror, South Rock Island.
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We have just received, and are now
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same. Aug. Steftej,
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When an!object crosses a man's eves it
must do so by the bridge of bis noie.
Are your bands chapped? Use Black
Hawk Tar soap healing and pleasant.
The Crown dining ball, No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish you
the best meal in the city for 25 cents.
Buy Mercer county coal of E. B. Mc
Kown at bis new coal yard corner of
Fifteenth street and First avenue.
A black bunting dog came to my place.
Tbe owner can redeem him by paying ex
penses. Philip Dingledine, South Rock
$50,000 to loan on real estate security.
In sums of $300 and upward, at lowest
current rates of Interest, without com
mission. E. W. Hurst, Attorney at
law. Rock Island.
Modern Houses For Bala
On monthly installments by Guyer &
Berth ft Baboock, Dentists.
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tion paid to aaving the 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.
Snrety on 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 wish to relieve
friends from further obligations as bonds
man, ehould apply to the agent of tbe
American Surety Co., of New York.
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The common lot is one of sorrow say
at least the pessimists, they who look
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shadowed by some ailment that over
hangs it like a pall, obscuring perpetual
ly the radiance that else would light the
path. Such an ailment, and a very com
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a condition only irremediable where inef
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nervous people who have persistently
used Hosteller's Stomach Bitters is, that
it conquers entirely supersensitiveness of
tbe nerves, as well as diseases so called
which are invited and sustained by
their chronic weakness. As tbe nerves
gain stamina from the great tonic tbe
trouble disappears. Use the Bitters for
malaria, rheumatism, biliousness and
The girl who hangs up tbe biggest
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Or high or low, or rich or poor.
None would foul teeth or breath endure.
If they but knew bow sure and swift
Was Sozodont, the priceless gift.
In giving beautv. life and tone
To every charm tbe mouth can own.
The game cock is always pretty well
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Who of us are witnout trouble be tbey
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JOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Kesled proposals will be received at the fit
Clerk's office, city of Rock Itlsnd. until Monday
toe a asy or r eornsry. a. D. 181. at ti o'clock r
a. for constructing tbe improvements ordered by
ordinances of said city, which were adopted
November 18th and December ltlth IfWtt, respec
tively, and are entitled "An ordinance for the Im
provement of Second avenue from the west line
of Fourteenth street to the west line of Ninth
street in the city of Rock Island :" also, "An or
dinance for the Improvement of Twentieth stree t
from the north line of First avenne to the south
line of Ninth avenne In the cttv of Rock Island
and for the levying of a special tax therefor."
ana lor lurnisning me materials and doing the
work according to the plans and specifications
The ssid improvement ordered by said ordi
nances consists of curbing with curbstones
excavating, grading. Improving and paving with
paving brick of good quality, thirteen blocks of
streets in said title of said ordinances set oat.
Tbe said Improvement must be constructed,
and the materials therefor furnished must be In
seccrdance with the plans and specification- for
said Improvement on file In tbe said city clerk's
omce, ai wuicn saia omce, said plans and specifi
cations are open to the inspection of ail persons
Interested therein. Contractors are to furnish
amplss of brick with which work is to be done
Bricks used in the work must correspond with
the samples In quality and style. All bids mint
be accompanied with a certified check in the sum
of Five Hundred Dollars, payable to the order of
the city treasurer of said city, which shall be
come lonenea to ssia city In case tbe bidder shall
fail to enter Into contract, with aDnroved snretlcs.
to execute the work for the price mentioned ln his
uiu, ana accorainr lo ine plans and epeclncatlone,
in the event that tbe contiact should be awarded
The contractor Is also required to obey the ordi
nance relating to tbe eight hour labor system for
contract work done by the city of Rock Island,
passed November 4th, 1889.
Blank bids will be famished on application at
the city clerk's office. All bidders and ether
persons may attend at the opening of said bids.
The right to reject any and all bids or propo
sals reoeiTea is nereny expressly reserved.
ROBERT KOKHLKR. city Clerk
Dated this 9tb day of January, 1WHI
HAS PURCHASED THS
and has removed to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
tyile solicits the trade long enjoyed
by bis predecessor and aa many new
customers at wish to favor him with
Pay Your Taxes
The Taxes for 1889 are now
due and payable to the Collec
tor at County Treasurer's office
in court house building.
thai Arm nmm. nf SntiliSV Bm K . - tkl. .a-
been dissolved, Mr. Fred BatcltaV'retiring. M r
utro. ouiciiiie win continue tne easiness at No.
14.11 Second avenue and 819 Twentieth street, and
will receipt for ali monies doe and assume all
liabilities of the late Arm. The Ann name will
remain as heretofore.
. OKOROK RTJTCMFFK
Rock Island, 111., Jan. 8th, 1890.
Promptly aad neatly executed by the 4a)tra Job
V'BaauIal attention paid to OasasMtelal work
FOR RBN'T A NEW COTTAGE OF FIVB
rooms, No. 1221 Elm street; enquire of W.
P. Qaayle. No. 9939 Thirteenth avenue.
FOR 8ALK VALUABLE PATENT IM
provement on Elevators. Now In operation at
Star Finishing Works, 8335 Hamilton St, Philada.
Pa; preserves life snd limb; for full porticulars
PplJ to ROBT J. WALKEK, Inventor.
SALESMAN WANTED AT ONCE, LOCAL OR
traveling; hig pay, steady work; stock war
ranted; quick selling specialties; ontfit free; ex-
perience unnecessary. JAMES E. WHITNEY
nov8-Sm Nurseryman, Rochester, N. Y
SALESMEN WANTED lO SOLICIT FOR
oar well-known Narsery; good wages paid
every week ; permanent employment guarsnteed.
Write at once, before territory taken, ststing age.
15 CHASE BKOS' CO., Chicago, 111.
WANTED. A LADY TO MANAGE A
Branch office, at her own home, for tbe Fa
mous Female Specific. "Orange Lily"; a splendid
opportunity; address with stamp, Tbe Dr. Coon
ley Medical tnslitnte, Sonth Bend, Ind.
WANTKD AN OIL SALESMAN, ON COM
misslon. for the Lubricating oil trade: ad
dress to The Dieterichs Oil Co., 80 West Wash
ington St., Chicsgo. 111. .
WANTED RELIABLE LOCAL AND TRAV
eling salesmen ; positions permanent; spec
ial Inducements now; fast selling specialties.
Don't delay ; salary from the start.
BROW N BKUS.. Nurserymen. Chicago, HI.
STATE OF ILLINOIS,
Rock Inland Codntt,
In the Circuit Court of ssid county to tbe January
Catherine Moore, Samuel W. Lincoln, M. V.
Richards, Hans Lage, M. W. Woodford, L. J.
Bengtston, Burton Malcolm, James F. Mont-
fnroery. Martha Thomas, Kosilfe Coryn,
iesire Coryn and Mary J. Macbeth.
W. B. Burflnld, Reuben Wells. The Unknown
Heirs-at-law of Joel Welle, deceased Dennis
Warreo, William A. Nourse, Lanra A. Nonrse,
Jane M. Westberhesd, Eliza Bahcock, Eunice
L. Mill, Louisa J. Bryant and Antonette Henry
Affidavit of the non-renidrncc of the said W. B.
Burfield, Reuben Wells snd Louisa J. Bryant, and
that the beirs at law of Joel Wells, deceased, are
unknown and mads parties as the unknown heirs
at law of Joel Wella, deceased, having been filed
In the clerk's office of the circuit court of Rnrk
Island county, eiste of Illinois, notice ts therefore
hereby given to the said non-rrsident defendants,
and unknown heirs of Joel Wells, deceased,
that the complainants filed their bill of comprint
in said court on the chancery side thereof on the
27th day of Novemkcr, 1SS9, and that thereupon
summons issued out of sad court, wherein said
suit is now pending, returnable on the first Mon
day In the month of Jan nary next, as is by law
Now, unless yon. the said non-resident defen
dants above named, and the nnknown heirs at law
of Joel Wells, deceased, shall personally be and
appear - before said clrcntt court on the first day
of the next May term thereof, to be holden at Rock
.muu in aim ior saiacountr. on tbe first Mon
day In May next, and plead, answer or de
mur to me said eomplainani's bill of complaint
and the same and the matters and things there
in charged and staled will be taken as con
fessed, and a decree entered against you accord-
"j o ivcr oi ssia Dill.
Rock Island, 111.. December, 2s. 1SS9
GEO. W. WAMBLE,
W. R. MrvoRB AioGrm ASw ekket. Solicitor
Public notice is hereby given that The Moline
" imrsr nauroaa company, will,
at a meeting of the city council of the city ol
Hock It-land, to he hIH n u..n.u .. it.,, j
- - - - ' - - ... VI. U. T 111 t II L II U,l III
January. A. D 1KH. at the ci y council rooms in
trass fittr rf Unnb 1 1 n A l . i . ....
...ow.j ,v.n. imauu m ine stain or Illinois.
. - ' ""i ijm in iiicruum. i preseni its pe
tition to said city council, requesting said citv
council to crrsiii ir rhn ... '
. - - r , MiimruiL, main
tain and operate a double or sinele track street
'""J ul" aiong .Mnetocntb street in said
citv from the tntunuviinn 'r -.. . ... . . .
, - ..v., ... ,.H,U n ; I T TL Willi
second avenue to its intersection with Thitd ave-
, mo upon ana along f ifteenth
street lo said city, from Its Intersection with
Third Svrnnr In Urn IntiinuiKrinn i.k n. . i.
, - I...... 1 1 ii , ii u i ill a, e-
nne, and from said laKt named intersection west
upon and along Fourth avenne to Its Intersection
with Ninth street, snd from said last named inter
section SOIith Tl mm nrl .In., k 1 . 1. .
Eleventh avenne in said city, with the right to
., , , lc"""ulr irarss or said Horse
Miiruau company, ana of the L nion Street Kail
war company, and to operate the same in con-
Dated this 4th day of Jannary, A. T. 1890.
The Moliks and Rock Islabd Horse Bail.
6-10t By C. B. HOLM E9, Presl lent.
Notice is hereby given, that the nnderslcned
nfiS ran sriw.nv.l a i . - .
.Jk"1 toold,nS n7 claim or claims arainnt
Masu Bn. nentnj nounea to pre em
tbe same to htm under oath or affirmation within
lu,c u"nw irom tnw date, whether Paid claims
are due or tint a n ;...,A . : j
pupui ! iuuuuivu w SMItl an
sienor are requested to make prompt payment of
Dated December 94th. ISM.
UKNKY P. UCLL, Assignee
COMFORTABLE and ELEGANT,
Tor Sale by Leading Dealers.
MTi Selely ty TOL I ALEZB, Troy, 17. Y
The Hotel Eastman,
LITTLE HOCK. ARK.
The largest and finest Rl'.KiOKT HOTKL in
America, with fh rin..( u.ih u .... ...... 4 .. 1. ,
. - - " au mr wuriu
connected, will open (under management of O. O.
-iiii,ui " ime iiitniu'am iioit'i! lor season of
invu, January ism. Tickets should be bought via
St. Louis and Iron Mountain & tSonthern R K.
r M KHH'ATtl) . A.
M "It I I U Nl IH'TIll" (((I
am Hhow-n In cuu Cnreii
Colds, ltiflm-nr.m P.hi-unmt-lm
and Mnlnrla. 1'rli-eSTi
Sent, O. . 1.. Iiv r;.io
with full 1im-tloiH.
PKTKR 1. PIN RE.
117 3d Avvuue, Now Ifork.
J. M. KEARIlMI.F.lL
I TTORNKT AT LAW Office with J. T.
axweruy, itxd oecona avenae.
I TTORWKT AT LAW. Office la Reek
L .National Bank Building, Rock Ulead, til
ATTORN ITS A KB COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Ooee in Bangs ton's bloek. Rock I aland, IU.
McENIRY & MtEMRl,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on rood
security, make collections. Reference, M itch
ell Lynde, bankers. Office in Poslotnce block.
THE DAILY AEG US.
FOB 8ALR EVERT EVENING at Craasptsn
Mews Bund, rive eenu per copy.
D. S. 8CHUREMAK,
ARCHITECT AND SUPE RTNTENDENT. MaSa
office Cincinnattl. Ohio; Branch office ovea
first National Bank, Rock Island. flS ly
ST. LUKE'S COTTAGE HOSPITAL.
nit THIRD A VENTTR h.tMn T..K .-a
lAVeventh streets. feb 14-tf
Ml. 0. KULP, D. D. S.
office removed to
Booms M, ST. ts and 19,
Take Elevator. DA YEN 10 BT, IA.
The first coal shipped into this market
from Mercer county was from the mines
of R. B. Ellis in the fall of 1870, and
hence given the name it still bears. It is
well known to be the best sold in tbe
market, and other merchants have adop
ted tbe same name and o fieri ne an in
ferior article for tbe genuine. Don't be
deceived, but buy the genuine celebrated
Mercer county coal of T. H. Ellis, on
Second avenue, opposite St. Joseph's
church. The office has not been removed,
but ia there still, and is the only place in
the market selling the old and genuine
article. Telephone 1036.
Dr. NELSON I!
COR. WASH, ft Sd AVI. B.
From 90 years' experience in Hos
nttal and Private practice is enabled
to guarantee radical cures In Chronic
or po sonous diseases of the blood.
throat, no e, skin, kidneys, bladder
ana kinarea organs, u rave I and stne
ture cured without naln or cutting.
Those who contemplate going to
Hot Sprint's for the treatment of any
private or niooa diseases can De cured
for one-third the cost.
I ADIF Bt tois treatment a
I io lovely complexion, free
from sallowness, freckles, eruptions,
etc., brilliant eves and perfect health
can be had. lafThat "tired feel
ing" and all female weakness prompt
ly cured. Bloating, headaches. Ner
vous Prostration, and Sleeplessness.
Ovarian troubles. Inflammation and Ulceration.
Falling snd displacements. Spinal weakness and
Change of Life. Consult the old doctor.
Kl C RVD I I Physical and Organic weak
nunvuUvJ)mH premature decay, evtl
forebodings, self-distrust, impaired memory, pal
pitation of the heart, pimples on tbe face, specks
before the EYE, ringing in the ear. catarrh,
threatened consumption and every disqualifica
tion that renders marriage improper and unhappy
SPEEDILY and PERMANENTLY cured.
BLOOD AND SKIN $Z$ZJ&
horrible In Its result completely eradicated
without the use of mercury. Scrofula, Erysipe
las. Fever No es. Blotches. PI it pies. Ulcers, pain
In tbe Head and Bones, Hyphiltic bore. Thront and
Tongue, Glandular enlargement of the Neck,
Hhenmatlam. etc.. enred when others have f ni1
RIIPTIIRF Cured wlthmt pain or hind
n U r I U r C. ,.,,.. from business,
IIDIMADV tVRecentlv rnntrartMl nr
chronic diseases POSITIVELY
ciireu lasns a aye ny a local remedy. No nan-
bovub uruKs iibvu. jneaicines mailed or express
ed to any address free from observation. Char
ges iair. terms Cash. Book and question list
ior.. j incnaiy raiK costs nothing
HOURS: 10 a. m. to 12 m.. to 8 and 7 to8 p m
Snnday : 9 to S p. m.
288 Wash. Av. S. MINNEAPOLIS. MIS If.
356 Jackson St,
St. Paul, Minn.
Speedily Cures all Private, Nervous.
Chronic and Blood and Skin Diseases
of both Sexes, without the use
of Mercury or Hindrance
NO CURE, NO PAY.
Syphilis, Gleet. Stricture, and all old, lingering
cases, where the blood has become poivoned.
causing nicers. moicnes. sore tnroat and month,
pains in the head and bones, and all diseases of
the Kidneys and Bladder, and all diseases ac
quired from exposure are CURED FOR LIFE.
M in ov all aoks who are suffering from the ter
rible effects of Seminal weakness. Sexual debili
ty and loss of Sexnal power as the resu:t of
lontnrul indiscretion, or excesses of mature
years, producine emissions, nervousness, loss of
memory, &c are thoroughly and permanently
nr. Feller, who has had many years experience
ln this specialty, is a graduate from one of the
leading medical colleges of the country. He has
hi via failed in curing any cases that he has nn-
oeixaKen. cases and correspondence saredly
confidential. Call or write for list of questions.
Medicines sent by mail and express every w he re.
Dr. IZhn Dyk'S
IF NOT, TRY IT.
Far ftal Imj Wrt.
HARTZ i BAHSSES, Wholesale Aieats.
I1ARTZ & BAHNSEX.
Wholesale Agents, Rock Itlar.d.
-a THEM W
I 1 J:
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C.H.PEARSON & C2?
BALTI MO RE. Ma
BIf O has civeu oui ver
sa! satlslitrtton lo the
cure of Uooorruu-a and
Oleet. 1 prescribe Hand
feel safe in recommenc
ing; it to all sufferers.
A. J. STOVER, V.IK,
Roll by Druggists.
FOR HEN ONLY!
A PCSITIVF For LOST or FAILITf G BTANHOOB;
irvavl lilt. General and NERVOUS OEBIUTT;
OTTTJ V Weakness of Body and Hind: Effects
V of Erronor Eumih in Oid er Youdjt.
kart. SoW ailHoou Milt Imh. M.w l. hriarrriT
""i1 "wii 'i' l'KI.,,H a riKIs of 4HY,
r i. rtve
. saairt 1
l l atrSsBlykySsi,'
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 cost. This is not a Bham-sale but a bona
fide sale, as we will not carry any more Blar.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.
Adams Wall Paper Co.,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
6Painting, Graining and Paper Hanging.
0IMICK BLOCK. Twentieth Street,
near Third Avenue.
F. C. Hoppe,
No. 1808 Second A.ve.t
Hock Island, IU.
All kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jobbing done on short
notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and shop 1412 Fourth are., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J". MI. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MANUFACTURER OF CRACKERS AUD BISCUITS.
Auk jour Grocer for them. They are bent.
Wr Specialties; The Christy "0Y3TIR ' sod the Christy "WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
H. D. FOLSOM,
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OHLWEILER & SPILGER,
Contractors and Builders,
Shop Third avenue, between 10th and 11th streets,
(Fred Koch's old stand.)
(JAU kinds of Carpenter work and reyalrine done. Satisfaction guaranteed.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St.
and Seventh Avenue,
KwAll kinds of Artistic work a specialty
Winter & Lemburg,
Wholesale Dealers snd Importers of
Wines and Lipors,
Nos. 1616 and 1618
rriTTTTD."n A V7"LT!
JL 1 J -CA V I ' l
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
I movN all ntiriDloa. freckle. And dinoolorAUonA 9or
I aAle by ail flrstIsM dni(rtts, or mAtle4 for M eta.
HCUERTjTOCK, No previous
DAVIS & CO.,
A complete stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing,
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc.
Sole A4nts for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
We gesrantee every ore perfect, and will send Cups.
Twenty day's trial, to responsible parties.
Safety Heating Boilers and Contractors for
furnishing and laving Water, and
Rock Island, Illinois.
Telephone 1148. Residence Telephone 100.
Rock Island, 111.
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EREK LI.LLL KERB K
No. 1707 Second avenue, Hock Island.
Plans and estimates for all kinds of buildings
Dr. Tait Butler,
(Assistant State Veterinarian of Iowa)
(Snccsssor to Dr. J. D. Rothsrford.)
OSes hours 11 a. m. to S p. m.
Dentistry a Specialty.
Cfflcs: Corns' Feed BUble, Market square,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
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