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THE KOCK ISLAND AI1GUS. WEDNESDAY, JANUAKY 15, 1890.
CIIICAGOlTra AND NOW.
BILL NYE WRITES ON THE WEST
Bow Loolnn, the llaughter of th Orwt
Chief. Hae Given I'Im. to th Cal Fin
BmuIj Interesting Kxparlcnn of lb
Writer With I -a Grlpp.
Copyright, 1KM, by Edgar W. Ny.J
The city of Chicago baa undoubtedly
suffered a roo1 deal by reason of tha un
intentionally light and flippant manner
in which hor society and literature hare
been treated by Eugene Field during the
pant Are years. Mr. Field has not done
thU maliciously, but thouRhtleealy, for
he has a warm heart, though rather cold
feet, it is said. He haa at various times
touched UNn the foibles of a few of the
Parvenu penplvof Chicago and conveyed
the idea that there were more of them
than there renlly are perhaps. All of
thia has lieen done, however, in a pleas
ant spirit of tmntor well calculated to
awfken mirth and harmless laughter
among tlioae who were not referred to
and a hollow, ghoatly smile on the faces
of thone w ho were.
WHAT A HALF CF..NTTRT HAS WROUGHT.
Chicago is in latitude 41 degs., 52 min.,
20 sec.; longitude, 87 ilegs., !W win. w.,
with a lake exposure which is especially
noticeable at that season of the year
when tho small lioys do moat go in battl
ing. The sito of Chicago was deter
mined by tht Chicago river, up the south
branch vt which, the historian says, the
Indian pailillitl hid canoe, ages before
Sir George I'tillmun invented his justly
celuhrattnl hingi-li'su sleeping car blankets
or Philip Armour introduced his juicy
side meats and succulent leaf lard into
the great seething marts of trade. Here,
where once the rank thistle nedded in
the wynd and the dusky warrior, inno
cent eyether of the knowledge of gun
powder or Persian powder, warred with
the turbulent Mioux or tho more peace
ful Chipjewa, now a mighty metropolis,
laying hold upon the entire national sys
tem of railway traQic, sits calmly at the
foot of a great chain of lakes and calls
attention to herself by means of good
reading notices in the press, prepared by
the skillful hand of such men as Charles
Dudley Warner, of Hartford, Conn., and
published by our esteemed contempo
rary, Mr. Harper, whose neat little jour
nal of civilization is printed at tho west
end of the bridge.
Although the location of Chicago is to
all appearance on a low, flat piece of
land, it is us a mutter of fact a sort of
watershed none the less and the dividing
line between the great valley of the St.
Lawrence and the Mississippi. This
makes it healthful and lills the air with
vigor, for the city is fully eighteen feet
above the level of the hike. Climbing
this height by easy stages, one is enabled
to look clown ii(M)ii the lake which lies at
his feet, and a sunrise viewed from the
crest of Michigan avenue is well worth
getting up to witness, even though one
has been up until quite late the evening
Marquette, the Jesuit missionary, in
1673, was the first white man to set foot
on the-site where since so many eminent
and extensive feet have been set. lie
was on his way to catch a Milwaukee
train and got bridged there. Subsequent
ly he, a Sulle, Joliet and Hennepin
passed down from the lake via the south
branch of the Chicago river to the Mis
In 1801 the government built Fort
Dearborn at the mouth of the river, and
later on some Indians, whose stock of
Caucasian fx-lts was running quite low,
killed the garrison and sent in their re
Aug. 10, 1833, Chicago divided to be
come incorporated, as twenty-eight peo
ple had arrived there since the massacre
of 1812, and, after incorporating, the en
tire population decided to hold the
"World's fair at that ioint in 1802. Chi
cago was then getting one moil per week
via Nile, Mich. Now Niles is glad to
get the most of her aiail from Chicago,
The first newspaper was issued by John
Calhouu Nov. 183.1. This was rap
idly followed by another copy of the
same, which appeared Dec. 3. Some of
tho old subscriliers and advertisers a
still alive and point to themselves with
It was at about this time that $3 was
paid, or were paid rather, perhaps as a
lawyer's bill by the new city. Since that
prices have advanced, however, and now
Chicago pays more than that to lawyers
very week. lion. J. D. Caton wai
paid for legal services for 1S33-4 J75,
This sum, together with what he got for
his muskrat skins, kept him in good
style. It was alsmt this time that a
large black bear was killed in front of
the board of trade building, and William
Bross saw a large gray wolf run by his
house on Michigan avenue.
Within half a century how all this
haa changed. The little paper which
then briefly announced the death by
massncre of its choicest subscribers or
joyfully referred to the arrival of the
mail from Mies for the current week.
has given place to manituoth and hand'
some journals representing every party
and every industry. Where old Chief
Polkadott, dressed like a dish of salad,
Vis., with oil, addressed the multitude,
now such men as James Russell Lowell
peak brielly on some occult subject like
Shakespeare and then regret afterward
that they did tit speak on the subject
they agreed to sM-nk on.
Where once Im1oo, daughter of the
chin tz- bug-t hat-c leaiis-out-the-cornfield,
was wont to deck herself out in the coon
skin shoulder capo an4 burlap leggins of
a crude civilization, now beauty in Pa
risian gowns and the rich gear of Mr.
Worth, dazzles the eye of the savant and
proves that half a century in the history
of a typical American city means a good
Chicago does not pity herself. She
does not feel sorry for herself. She ac
cepts her luimble lot, pays the park tax
on it and goes on about her business.
She has been burned out onoe and, like
Boston, made a big hit by it. So the
kerosene lamp of Mrs. McGinty, or what
ever her name may have been, was the
beacon light to show the city in which
direction beauty and prosperity lay.
Ble has tried various kinds of pave
ment with sorrow and low and diacwur.
svgement, but now she is on the right
track. You can ride about Chicago now
for a day at a time without jolting your
soul into the soles of your boots, and you
ill see some handsome houses and
magnificent public and commercial
buildings, too. I would like to see one
American city, however, start off with
the idea that a handsome building, pri
vate or public, needs lots of ground tc
give it a proper setting. Ground gets so
valuable, however, that a beautiful build
ing nearly always in our country where
land is plenty, on the start, finds itself
surrounded by bakeries, rum holes and
liverv stables. I am only surprised that
that the Capitol at Washington isn't en
gulfed in candy, confectionery, under
taking, embalming and ice cream. In
stead of facing a thousand cheap board
ing houses, with the city and the treasury
at it back.
The grippe is getting to be an old
theme, and so 1 will touch lightly on it
here. I'm just convalescing, and if it
will let me alone I will let it alone.
Avoid It, gentle reader, if you can. Do
not laugh at it or treat it lightly. Fight
shy of it, pass by it and light out. I was
the picture of health when it came along
and touched me gently on the larynx.
Now I am pale and sad. lne doctors
did not exactly know how to deal with
it at first They had to bwk about a
little and see for themselves. I could
not eat anything for several weeks. It
was not for the same reason that I did
not eat when I was publishing a paper
in Wyoming, however. This time I hod
the opportunity without the desire. Then
I had the desire without the opjiortu-
This svmptom was followed by fever-
hay fever, cough, heaves, dimness of
sight, loss of sleep and hair, pains in the
joints, back and chest. Everything that
was discouraging. Then I began to hear
about people who committed suicide be
cause they had the grip. Friends came
in and said I looked kind of flighty and
desperate. My wife hid my revolver
and gave the Tough on Rats to the de
lighted and overjoyed rats. I imagined
that I was going to die of heart failure
or softening of the brain. I thought I
could hear my brain softening. When
I turned over I thought I could hear it
slosh up against the rafters of my head.
All my life came back to me in a mo
ment. I reoieiubered a good deal that I
would have paid something to forget. I
saw the statement of mv account and
noticed that large discounts had been
made on the credit side, charged to "col
lections." Several hundred new entries
had also been made on the debit side.
Finally I lost consciousness and ex
pected to awake in some new and undis
covered country. When I did awake it was
1890. The boy who brings my telegrams
wished me a happy New Year, the dis
trict messenger boy, nine of him, did
the same. It cost me fifty cents apiece.
The expressmen who had worked nights
to bring gifts to the house went away $2
ahead. The boy who said he delivered
The World to me every morning wanted
to wish me a happy New lear, also The
Sun boy and The Herald boy and The
Tribune and Time hoy, also several
other boys who lied.
Then a boy, who said he held my home
last year while I went into the potttofHce,
wished me a happy New i ear; I taught
him off. A poor woman, who said she
had a lame boy who mowed my luwn
two years ago, wished me a liappy New
Year and got a pair of checkered trou
sers, almost as good as new. An old
miner, whom I had grub staked on Doug
la creek six years ago, steadied himself
by the door and wished me a happy New
xear; said he had seen by the papers
that my income was so much greater
than Vandcrbilt's that Van had gone
away ashamed of himself. I broke into
one of the children's banks and gave
him the money they had saved to buy a
Then I went bock to bed again. Every
body wishes me a happy New Year at
so much per wish.
Hut I do not murmur or repine. The
year 1889 has been good to me, and
cheerfully I pay my assessment, only
glad that with its other victims the grip
did not, as it wanted to, gather me in. I
hope, however, that as America grows
older she will not build up, as other
older countries hsve, an army of whin
ing holiday lieggars, so that, instead of
days of rejoicing, the holidays will take
away our nppetits and bring out the ac
cumulated cripples of five hundred
The holidays in Paris are the most sad
and sickening of the year, tor then all
the sad and sore eyed multitude are
turned loose on the street, and the man
who works and perspires and bathes is
the only one who doesn't make anything
out of it or feel like eating when dinner
I hope that cheap rates across the At
lantic and ill advised generosity on this
side will not build up this Coyote indus
try in the land of freedom.
Tha National Flower at Ijwt.
Tbe little 7-year-old daughter of a
leading physician in a neighboring city
heard the question as to what flowet
would make the best national emblem
discussed at considerable length only ths
other day, by a party of guests at bet
father's dinner table. Each guest had
given an opinion and supported it with
the customary arguments, when sud
denly the little girl woke up.
"Papa," she said, "I know what I
think would be the best national em
blem." "Well, Josephine,'' said the father,
"what is itr
She answered with an air of relief, as
if glad to have the question definitely
"Tbe chestnut!" Boston Transcript.
ne Cesapaay Eleetlea-
Tha Franklin Hose company elected
officers last evening as follows:
Foreman W. J. Gsbegan.
Assistant Foreman John Lerch.
Secretary Chas. Blsdel.
Assistant Secretary Chas. En gel.
Treasurer Wm. Roth.
Now that the police have cangbt "La
urippe" iu arrest is assured.
Rapids Cit", Jan. 14.
A. J. Johnson is still coo Hoed to his
Emil nenline is a studeni in tbe tele-
Holidays are over and everyone is get
ting down to every-dsy life.
Otto Uenline and wife hare eone to
Thompson to visit relatives here.
D. J. Webb, after having i. severe time
with quinsy, now compiling of La
Jake Schelf, our blacksmith, is going
away to work for T. William, at Clark
The warm weather microbe after get
ting a thorough drenching Sunday, froze
to death the next morning.
A. J. Hnbbs and quite a number ot
our townspeople sre idek. Perhaps La
Grippe can be blamed for some of them.
School is on the increase, over fitty-
flve scholars now is the d-.ily aversge.
Krof. Bradley seems to be doing first-
Mra E. Bjorklund, who 'as Injured
by a fall some time ago, is still suffering
severely from the effects of tie acci
dent. Mr. and Mra. Cha. Riley, who have
been visiting st A. B. E Ad.ims', have
gone to Michigan where Mr. Riley will
cast his lot in the future as a farmer.
The river is about two feet jighi-r than
it waa on tbe 6th inst. Then one could
walk from the mill out over the dam to
tbe island and quite a ways out !n the
Jt noette Beggs. aged ten yer.. died at
her home here Dec. 3D. ht had been
sick for some time and ber pt rents came
here from Clark City hoping the change
would benefit her, bat it vss not so
willed. The funeral was at the house
and iDterment at Gardner.
C. M. Hubbs, tbe lax collector, says he
will be at Swisher's store, in Barstow, on
Fridays; at Corbin's store, in Carbon
Cliff, on Tuesdays; at Heagy's store, in
Hampton, on Wednesdays; at the post
office, Watertown, Thursdays. and Rapids
City on Mondays and Saturdays.
The death of Will Hennegat was a se
vere blow to his relatives and friends af
ter so long a time, and when he seemed
to be doing so well to be struct down al
most without warning, was sad indeed.
He was accidentally shot while out bunt-.
ing near Gilchrist the whole charge
from a double-barrel shot-gun tearing
out his left cheek boae, teeth
and blinding his eyes, and for
a long time tits recovery was
very doubtful, but by good aid careful
nursing he recovered so far as to he ahle
to be moved to his sister's here, Mrs R
Holcomb, where be died Jan. 4. Tbe
funeral was from the M. E church, Rpv.
Eduisuton. Jan. 13.
What is the matter with Thoa. Hopes?
Tis a boy. and a six pounder
Messrs. Houston and Tnrpy have en
gaged quite extensively iu the poultry
The Presbyterian society wi 1 meet at
Rev. T. R. Johnson's on Thurs lay, Feb
bib. All are cordially invited.
Mrs. Dayid Kichardson is bedfast with
La Grippe. Mrs. T. R. Johnsoi and son
Ham are just recovering from the same
Miss Lizzie Sai l is here on a visit to
her mother. She has been living at Dav
enport tor a few weeks past snd is just
recovering from La Gnpoe.
Dr. J. W. Scott is doing a land office
business, and the other day purchased an
other horse, which, to his mucl. fatigued
roadster, will be quite a relief.
Mr. Chas. Edgington departed list
week for Galeshurg, where he expects to
take a collegiate course. H s father,
Wm. Elgington, is a graduate of that
Owing to the bad weather. Mr. Stud
dard's ball of Friday evening la' t did not
have a large attendance, there h dng only
forty-eight couple present. The music
was exquisite and will be in attendance
at the next of reb. 7th.
We are to have a circulating library in
our village, if enoueh of the cit z.ena can
be persuaded into taking stock i i the en
terprise,' which will aQord cliefp litera
ture to thise investing. The -"lock of
reading matter is composed of the writ
ings of Muelbach, Rnliin. Node", Ed. E,
Hale, Harriot B. Stowe. Mary J. Holmes,
Marian Harland. E. P. Roe, Darwin.
Hurley, Tyndall. Bishop Newman. Spur
geon, Artemus Ward and similar authors
At the last regular meeting of Edging
ton lodge. M. W. A., F. A. Word, O L.
Bruner and II. Webster were initiated,
making a total membership of twenty
four. The following officers were in
stalled for the ensuing year:
V. C W. T. Boughton.
Ad. A. F. Young.
Banker and Delegate W. Wenks.
Esc. D. A. Robinson.
Watchman J. A. Morton.
Sent. O. M. Sherwood.
Man. A. F. Young.
The following is a complete Ih t of the
boats destroyed on the Mississippi and
Its tributaries during the season just
Steamboats burned Aid, Bowling
lireen, Commonwealth, Dora No 2, Ed
na Adams, Montezuma. Pearl aid Wm.
Steamboats exploded Coron i and
Steamboats wrecked Arkansi s City
Carl Bchurz and Return.
Steamboats sunk Annie V. Si ver, A
J. Biker, Boone, Bellegrade, Everett, F.
F. Batchelor, O. II. Van Etter, Granite
State, U. Hanna Blanks, II. B. Payne
Kangaroo, Kate Watson No. 2 Lame
Duck. Missouri. Minnie Bay, .Minnie,
Nab. Natchez. Paris, C. Browne and
Steamboats dismantled G. B. Xnapp
Kate Stockdalo, Louis V. Bogy a id Tan
By the above list it will be sem that
the number of boats withdrawn fr ru the
seas during the year is quite large, it is
not surprising that tbe boat bailding
firms are busy this winter on steauers to
replace those lost during the year. Com
paratively few of the accidents to tbe
boats, however, were attended by loss of
life. The only one in tbe list whose de
struction was attended with serious loss
of life was the Corona, which exploded
near Bayou Sara last summer.
Chicago, Ilnrllna-tan a qanlnej It. It.
Dmsio Paokksgis Orcic. I
Hock Island. III.. lc. lit. '89. f
The C, B. & Q. now have on sale
winter tourist tickets to all points in
Florida and to other southern states
points; also to the City of Mexico and
tbe Pacific coast points. Sleeping tar ac
commodatioos secured to de3tinatk n.
For rates or further information apply
to any agent of the C, B. & Q ot to II
D. Mack. Div. Pass. Agt. Rock Isli.nd.
H. D. Mack,
Div. Pass. Agent.
If you would be truly happy, my dear,
.said one lady to another, you mus: take
things coolly, and when you get s cold
take Dr. Bull's Syrup, which is the
greatest of all known remedies for c ugb
Women, wine and woe begin wii h the
same consonant, and all are a;t to
"double you' up.
THE SILCOTT EMBEZZLEMENT.
Thro Report aa to What Shall Be Dona
la the Matter,
Washington City, Jan. 14. In the ma
jority report of the Silcott investigating
committee presented to tbe bouse yesterday
the argument advanced to sustain the posi
tion that the sergeant-at-arms is a disburs
ing officer is as follows in brif : The ques
tion is whether, according to the rules of
plain, substantial justice, it ought to be as
sumed that when this money was passed to
Silcott by the treasury teller it was received
by the members themselves. Up to that
instant the United States government
owed a certain sum for congressional
salaries. Did tbe United States govern
ment at that instant, and by tbe
act of the treasury teller in paying and the
act of Silcott in receiving the money, dis
charge the obligation? We behuve that
members of congress did not then and there
receive tbe money due them. Tbe United
States government did not then and there
discharge its obligation to tbe delegates and
members of the hifty-flrst congress, or to
any one of them. If iSileott was the private
agent of the members to draw their salaries,
he must be held to have been appointed as
the agent of each individual member.
Hotnian'a Minority Report.
Ilolnian, in his minority report, states that
be ia unable to concur m the opinion ex
pressed by the majority of the committee
that the sergeant-at arms of the bouse is a
disbursing officer of the United States.
There is no act of congress, he avers, that
declares him to be a disbursing officer or that
places around the funds that might come
into his hands the safeguards provided by
law to protect public funds in the bands of
a disbursing officer of the United States. He
also argues that the bond of the sergeant-at-
arms of the last bouse expired with that
house, and that at the timo the defalcation
occurred there was no bonded sergeant-at-arms.
Hemphill, in his report, holds that the mat
ter is not one that can be settled by con
gress, on account of its complicated state,
recommends that it be referred to the court
of claims for settlement
Prominent Indianiau Iinad.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Jan. 14. Hon William
Fleming;, ex treasurer of state and president
of the First National bank of Fort Wayne,
died yesterday afternoon of auute asthma,
aged CO yars. Mr. Fleming waa one of the
most prominent Democratic politicians in
tha tuu and was couiifctwd with nurooreug
biMinees erittrprisox. He amassed a large
fortuuH. lie leave a widow and tau
Are your hands chapped? Use Black
FUwk Tar soap healing and pleasant.
The Crown dining hall. No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish you
tbe best meal in the city for 25 cents.
$50,000 to loan on real estate security,
in sums of $ 200 and upward, at lowest
current rates of interest, without com
mission, E. V. Hurst, Attorney at
law, Rock I&land.
lodero Hons! For Bala
On monthly installments by Ouyrr &
Barth ft Babeock, Dentists.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special atten
tion paid to saving the natural teeth and
iriBcrting teeth without plates.
Surety on Bonds.
Those who are required to give bonds
in positions of trust, and who desire to
avoid askiug 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,
Hock Island, HI.
Twet-ty-ene deceased persons have been
cremated at Rosed ale, near Los Angeles,
Cat., tbe last one only a few days ago.
Waked Up Effectnailv
A lethargic, dormant condition of tbe
liver ia hardly to be overcome with dras
tic cathartics and nauseous cholagogues.
A gentler, pleasanter and far more effec
tive means exists of arousing the organ
ben somnolent. This is Uostetters
Stomach Bitters, vouched for by the
medical fraternity, tested by the public
for many years. A resumption by the
biliary organ of its secretive function
with the activity attendant upon health, a
return to regularity of the bowels, and a
renewal of digestion, are the no less
happy and certain results of using the
bitters systematically. Its laxative eSect
is never painful and drenching, its ten
dt-ncy being rather to perpetuate regu
larity than to produce a copious action.
Malaria, nervousness, debility, kidney
troubles and neuralgia it subdues iflec-
It is said that the Chinese gamblers at
Stockton, Cal., have paid the police 400
a month to secure immunity from inter-
In the pursuit of the gooa things of
his world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood punflcr. a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price, 50 cents, of
The condition of a certain cat in La
rooine. Me., is literally at sixes and sev
ens. She has seyen toes on ber bind feet
and p.ix on ber fore feet.
Ths Three Oracea
are represented with perfectly developed
forms beauty and health combined.
No decayed-toothed man or woman can
lie healthy, because digestion must be im
perfect. Use Sozodont, get healthy
teeth, good digestion and a sound body
Revive the three graces.
Hard Ooal Karkst.
Orate and egg. 17.50; stove, No. 4 and
nut. $7.75 per ton, screened and deliv
ered; 25 cents per ton discount allowed
if paid within ten days. Cannel coal
for grates, $0 per ton. Now is the time
to buy. Blacksmiths' coal, coke and
charcoal on hand. E. O. Frazkh.
Houcs to ths Public
Rock Island, 111, Jan. 10. 1890.
I will now receive cash bids for the en
tire stock of clothing, bats, caps, gloves,
trunks and gent's furnishing goods be
longing to tbe estate of Abram Loeb.
II. P. Hcll, Assignee.
Soft Coal for Sale
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
and Tenth avenue, at ten cents per bush
el. B. Davenport.
Aug. 30, 1888.
Every grocer and druggist sells Black
Hawk Medicated Tar soap. Prise five
cents a cake.
Pay Your Taxes
Tbe Taxes for 1889 are now
doe and payable to the Collec
tor at County Treasurer's office
in court house building.
WANTED-A FIRST CLASS. XXPKR1SN
cd Plow maker; apply by letter or in per
son to V. C. Austin Mfg. Co., Chicago, 111.
FOR RENT A NEW COTTAGE OF FIVE
rooms. No. 12. '1 Elm street; enqntre of W.
P. Qnayle. No. Thirteenth avtnue.
FOR SALE VALUABLE PATENT IM
pmvement on Elcva'nrs. Now io operation at
Star Flniehing Work. SSS5 Hamilton 8U, Philada.
Pa; preserves life and limb; for full porttcnlara
apply to ROBT J. WALKER. Inventor.
SALESMAN WANTED AT ONCE, LOCAL OR
traveling: bie Dav. steadv work: stork war
ranted; qnlck selling specialties; on t fit free; ex
perience nnnecesiorjr. JAMK E. WHITNEY.
nov n am j arservman, Kocnester, . y.
SALESMEN WANTED IO SOLICIT FOR
oar well-known Narverv; good wafrra paid
every week ; ermanent employment guaranteed.
Write at once, before territory taken, tatlng age.
15 CHASK BROS' CO., Chicago, III.
WANTED. A LADY TO MANAGE A
Branch office, at her own home, for the Fa
mous Female Specific "Orange Lily"; a tplendid
opportunity; adlrera with tump. The Dr. Coon
lev Medical Institute, South Bond, Ind.
WANTKD- AN tIL SALESMAN, ON COM
miwion. for the Lubricating oil trade: ad
dresa to The Dletericha Oil Co., 86 West Wash
ington St., Chicago. 111.
WANTKD RELIABLE LOCAL AND TRAV
eling salesmen; positions permanent; spec
ial Inducements n w; fast selling specialties.
Don't delay; salary from tbe start.
BROWN B KOS N urseryman, Chicago. TIL
COiSrOSTAFI.r. ud ELEGANT
For Sale by Leading Dealers.
ET 4 Solely tj TOL Troy.H.Y
The Hotel Eastman,
LITTLE ROCK. ARK.
The largest and finest RRNflHr HATRi. In
America, with tbe finest Bath Houses In the world
connected, will open (under management of O. 6.
Barbom. of White Slonn'ain Hotels) for season of
1H90, January 1Mb. Ticket should be bought via
i3-Rrsl N. Tl KKI-SH.
or iir.lMi A imi a.
I'OH HTH at timiw!th
PIN HE'S PATENT
r ithuwu In out. Cures
0l(K InfliMMlEa, Rheumat
ism unit Malaria. FrlreSia.
Sent. C. O. I) , bT expreat,
wilii full dlrm-tlons.
I'ETKK D. riNKE,
1179 sa Avenue, haw York.
J. M. BEAKDSLEY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office wlta J. T.
worthy, 17S6 Second Arena.
ITTOKKT AT LAW. Office In Hock
L .National Dank Building, Bock lalaad, I1L
S. SWSEHBT. O. ft,,
SWEEXET A YfAIXEB,
I TTOEXKTS AND OOITJJ S SLLOB8 AT LAW
uum in tMagaion Dioea, nocx lalana, UL.
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on eood
ernritv. make collections. Ktrrence. Mitch
ell & Lyntie, bankers. Office in Poaloffica block
THE DAILY ARGUS.
POK SALE EVERY KVENTSO at Craaptsa
a Hewn siaau. nn eenu per oopy.
1). S. JStllUIiEflAN,
A BfTHTKOT ASnsrPKRrVTKXDaWT. Ml
11 office (iucliitiaiU. Ohio: Branca, office dm
rirat .National Bank. Kuck I a land. ris ly
ST. LUKE'S COTTAGE HOSPITAL,
Off THIRD AVKXrS, between Tenth aaC
Eleventh afreet. feb 14-tf
WM. 0. KyiP, D. D. S.
OFFICE K.KMOVKD TO
Rooms SS, IT, ts and ts,
Taka Elevator. DA YEN FOOT, LA.
dent to a bilious state of tbe ytom.uoli am
y, r l.akk A a11We Sail tVmi TWmKlawSl
eating. Pain In tb Bide, Aa. While their most
renwlublo aucoe has been ahown iafmrtTig
TJaaaaehe. yt Carter's Little liwme TttH STS)
equally valuable in Constipation, curing and pre
venting tbiaannoyincoouiplaint. while they alas
correct all diaonloni ox tb.ee tomarh stimulate thai
Jitot and regulate tho bowels. vnnif Uteyonly
;Aenstby would be almost prlcolem to those wno
lauiler from thiadiatreaainR complaint: but fortu
nately tbelrgnodneeedoea notend bere,and thoa
vrhoonoetry them will find theae little pllla valu
able In ex many wave that they will not be wlb
ilUig to do without them. But after allaick hea4
lathe bane of ao many lived that horn ia where
we make our great uoeau uur puia cure uwuue
Others do not.
I Carter'e Little Liver Ml are very email and
verreaevtotake. One or two pllla makea does.
They are strictly vegetable and do not gripe or
purge, but by Uioir gentle action please all who
use them. In vials at 25 cents; live for $L Bold
try druggists everywhere, or aunt by mall.
CARTER MEDICINE CO.. New York;
SMALL PILL SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE
a. wis rca.
Winter & Lemburg,
Wholesale Dealer and Importers of
Wines anil Liprs,
Nos. 1616 and 1618
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The first coat shipped into this market
from Mercer county was from the mines
of 14. B. Ellis in tbe fall of 1876, and
hence given tbe name it still bears. It is
well known to be the best sold in tbe
market, and other merchants have adop
ted the same name and offering an in
ferior article for tbe genuine. L6n't be
deceived, but buy tbe genuine celebrated
Mercer count v coal of T. II. Ellis, on
Second avenue, opposite St. Joseph's
church. The office has not been removed.
but is there still, and is the only place in
tbe market selling tbe old and genuine
article. Telephone 1030.
Promptly and neatly executed by the Aaena Jot
KVSpecial attention paid to Commercial work
NURSE'S Y STOCK' No prewiotn expe-
rif-nce required. Write for turnip. I
HttACt. A CO., Kilejsaa
COS. WASH, ft Sd ATX. 8.
From 90 years' experience la Hoe -I
pita! ana private practice is enabled
to guarantee radical cares in unrooK
or po sononi diseases of the blood
thvrt ma A akin VIIkaw MmAAmwTi &l
tore enred without pain or cnttine.
.IIIU.U .11 .U.ID, Ul... 1 .IIU .,111,
"inose woo contemplate going ten
Hot Springs for the treatment of any
private or oiooa aiseeeee can De enreo
lor one-mira me cost.
I An tQ r this treat lent a
" i lovelv comnlexion. free
from sallowness. freckles, emotion.
etc., brilliant ere and perfect health
can oe naa. mat -tirea reel
ing" and all female weakness prompt
ly oared. Bloating, headaches, Ker-I
vous Prostration, and Sleeplessness.
Ovarian troubles. Inflammation and Ulceration,
Falling and displacements. Spinal weakness and
Change of Life. Consnlt the old doctor.
NFRVnil Physical and Organic weak
nuui wuot MMj prematnre decay, evti
forebodings, self -distrust, impaired memory, pal
pitation of ihe heart. imple on the face, specks
before the EYE, ringing in the ear. caiarrh,
threatened consumption and every disqualifica
tion that renders marriage improjier and unhappy
SPEEDILY and PERMANENTLY cored.
BLOOD AND SKIN
horrible in Its result completely eradicated
without the nse of mercury. Scrofula, Eryslpe
lis. Fever Mo es. Blotches, Pltrples, Ulcers, pain
in the Head and Bones, Syphiltic hore Throat sad
Tongue, Glandular enlargement of the Neck,
Bhenmatism. etc., cared when others have failed.
Rl I PTI I RF Cared without pain or hind
r U r I U r c. r,nce from bnsinesa,
II RIM A PV PCRecently contracted or
U nilMn I . chronic diseases POSITIVELY
enred in S to S days by a local remedy. No nao
seoos drugs need. Medicines mailed or express
ed to any address free from observation. Char-
?esfair. Terms Cash. Book and question list
6c. A frimdly talk costs nothing.
HOURS : 10 a. m. to li m.,S to and 7 to 8 p. m.
Sunday: S to S p. m.
SSS Wash. Av. 8. MIHHIAPOLtS. XIX 1C.
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 baa become poisoned,
caoaing ulcers, blotches, sore throat 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 as op all aesa who are suffering from the ter
rible effects of Seminal weakness. Sexual debili
ty and loss of Sexual power as the result of
Youthful Indiscretion, or exceases of mature
years, producing emissions, nervousness, loss of
memory, oc are thoroughly and permanently
Dr. Feller, who has had manv vears experience
In this specialty, is a graduate from one of tbe
leading meaical colleges of the country. lie haa
bvcb (ailed in curing any cares that he has un
dertaken. Cases and corresnondence saredlv
confidential. Call or write for list of questions.
Medicines sent by mail and express everywhere.
Dr. ILkn Dyk'S
IF NOT, TRY IT.
Far tH Brwtor,
EARTZ i BAHXSES, Wholesale Agents.
MARTZ & BAHNSEN,
Wholesale Avents. Rock Inland.
BALTI M O R E.Mn
3 AK ME N tpS
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if. ' "i iiaElectrVelt&6iceior.
at " 'JialS3 lirnniii i liiiumi ( lllM.r
IngeBn- l"5i2liiiou. uiiid, nothing rurrtfiu of
ElKthe.uL' Kyd;rwiy C-mWi. ik ..iu,rcior
itS tbro 'i'f YlT 10 be and if-.w8!rinyii, ctria
Current 'jJ-fU iniuittly er v- VrlVit ..,' iucwh.
Orcateetlinpmvrfnrntaotwalt otb. r- L V. i.rac caMaptr
BMiMntty currU ia Uire ntoaUiA. HiahhI pmphlcl4r. uw
the&sadea ClsctrioCa. SaLaSIUstvCniaaa.
. - MEDICATED
Imiwrta H-l(liiint tranaiMirencr tu theakla. Ra-
I sove all Dimulctt. freckle and diwcolormtlolu. For
I sale by all anaMdrnfrgr-ia.orniaved for tSeta.
Ainilklalla ,-Ib stamps by
! 1 F I I was IKfT ' .a.Kssn
lsW WW aVaW ksasi . 1
Adams Wall Paper Co,,
LERCH & SUTCLIFFE, Managers.
300 Patterns of New Styles in Wall Paper.
f3Painting, Graining and Paper Banging.
I3IMICK BLOCK, Twentieth Street, Rock lslaild. 111.
near Third Avenue. '
E. C. Hoppe,
jSTo. I8O8 Second A.ve.,
Rock Island, IU
All kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jobbing done on short
notice and i&iisf action guaranteed.
Office and shop 1412 Fourth ave., ROCK ISLAS D, ILL.
J. HVE, CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAHUFACTURIR OF CRACKEES AND BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best.
-Specialties; The Christy "OYSTER ' and the Christy " WAFER "
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
H. D. FOLSOM.
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JJJ EEEB W W EF.ER IXLLL F.ERR K K
Office and Shop No.
fJgPlans drawn and estimates furniebed.
OHLWEILER & SPILQER,
Contractors and Builders,
Shop Third avenue, between 10th and 11th street?,
(Fred Koch's old stand.)
sHTAll kinds of Carpenter work and reyalrinz done. Satisfaction guaranteed.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth 8u
and Seventh Avenue,
OTICK TO CONTRACTORS.
Sealed rironosala will be received at the CitT
Clerk's office, city of Rock Inland, nntil Monday
tbe 8.1 day of February, A. D. 18U0. at S o'clock r.
a.ior constructing me improvements ordered by
ordinances of said citv. which were adontvd
November 16th and December 16th 18?9. respec
tively, ana are entitled "an ordinance lor tne Im
provement of Second avt-nne from the west line
of Fourteenth street to the west line of Ninth
street in toe city of Rock Island:" also, "An or
dinance for the improvement of Twentieth stree t
from the north line of First avenue to the sooth
line of Ninth avenue in tbe city of Rock Island
and for the levying of a special tax therefor,
and for furnishing the materials and doine tbe
work according to tbe plans and specifications
The said Improvement ordered by said ordi
nances consists of curbing with corbvtones.
excavating, grading. Improving and paving with
pavinit brick of good qua lty, thirteen blorka of
streets In said tula of said ordinances set out.
The said improvement must be constructed,
and the materials therefor furnished must be fn
accordance with the plans and specifications for
said improvement on file In the said cityc e k's
office, at which said office, said plans and specifi
cations are open to the inspection of all persons
interested therein. Contractor are to fur: ieh
samples of brick with which work is to bs done
Bricks used in the work most correspond with
the samples in quality and style. All bids must
be accompanied with a certified check in tbe sum
of Five Hundred Dollars, payable to the order of
the city treasurer of said city, which shall be
come forfeited to said city in case tha bidder shall
fail to enter into contract, with approved sureties,
to execute the work for the price mentioned In his
bid, and according to the plaua and specifications
In the etent that tbe cont. act should be awarded
The contractor Is also required to obey tbe ordi
nance relating to tbe eight honr labor system for
contract work done by the city of Kock 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 tha opening of said bids.
Tha right to reject any and all bids or propo
sals received Is hereby expressly reserved.
ROBERT KOKHLKR. city Clerk.
Dated thia 9tb day of January, ltl0
Public notice Is hereby given that The Molina
and Kock Ialand Horse Railroad Company, will,
at a meeting of tha city council of the city ot
Kock Island, to be held on Hondav tbe ota day of
Janoary, A. D 1890, at tha ci y council rooms In
the city of Kock laland in the state of Illinois,
(and at all subsequent meetings.) present its pe
tition to said city council requesting said city
council to gran' it the rigbt to construct, main
tain and operate a double or single track street
railway upon and along Nineteenth street in said
city from tha intersection of said street wilh
Second avenue to its intersection with Third ave
nue In said city; alaoupon and along Fifteenth
street io said city, from its Intersection with
Third avenue to its intersection with Fourth ave
nue, and from said last named intersection west
upon and along Fourth avenue to its intersection
with Ninth street, and from said last named inter
section south upon and along Ninth street to
Eleventh avenua In said city, with the right to
connect t same with the tracks of said Horss
Railroad Company, and of the Union Street Kail
way Company, and to opsrata tha earn ia con
Dated this 4th day of January, A. D. 1890. '
Ths Moliks ahd Bock Isi.aa Uoaas Rw
6-lut By C. B. EOLslKS. PraaUsnt.
DAVIS & CO.,
A complete stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Tacking,
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc.
Sole Agents for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
We guarantee every or.e perfect, and will send Cnpg,
Twenty day's trial, to re.pontible parties.
Safety Ileatirg Boilers and Contractors for
furnishing and laying Water, and
1712 First Ave ,
Reck Island, Illinois.
Telephone 1148. Reside; ce Telephone 100.
No. 1707 Second aveuue, Rock Island.
S09 Eighteenth street
: : Rock Island.
Plans and esi
STATH OF ILLINOIS, lM
Kock Island Corjarr, (
In the Circuit Court of aaid county to the January
Catherine at or. re, Samuel W. Lincoln, M. V.
Kicuarda. Hans Lags, M. V. Woodford, L. J.
Bengleton. Burton Malcolm, James F. Mont
gomery, Martha Thomas, Kosilie Corfu,
Desire Coryn and Mary J. Macbeth.
W. B. Buifleld, Reuben Wells, The Unknown
Heirs-et-law of Joel Wells, deceased, Dennis
Warren, William A. Nour, Laura A. Noare,
Jane M. Weatherhead, Klir.a Babeock, Eunlca
L. M ill, Louisa J. Bryant and Astonetts Henry
A ffldavtt of the non-residence of the said W. B.
Burfield, Reuben Wells and Louisa J. Bryant, and
that the heirs at law of Joel Wells, deceased, aro
unknown and made parties aa tha unknown heirs
at law of Joel Wells, deceased, having been Sled
in the clerk's office of the circuit court of Kock
Islsnd county, state of Illinois, notice Is therefor
hereby given to the said non-rtsident defendants,
and unknown hetra of Joel Wells, deceased,
that the complainants died their bill of comp aiat
in said court n the chancery S'de thereof on tha
XTth day of November, loV, and that thereupon
summons issued out of said court, wherein aaid
snit la now pending, returnable on the first Mon
day la the mouth of January next, as is by law
Now, unless yon, the said non-resident defen
dants above named, and the unknown h Irs at law
of Joel Wells, deceased, shall personally be and
appear before said circuit court on the first day
of the next May term thereof, to be holden at Rock
Island in and for said county, on the first Mon
day in May next, and plead, answer or de
mur to the said complainant's bill of complaint
and the same and the matters and things there
in charged and atated will be taken as con
fessed, and a decree entered against yon accord
ing to the prayer of aaid bill.
Rock Island, 111., December, 2. im.
GEO. W. UAMBLB,
Clerk of Circuit Court.
W. R. Moors asd QuyebASwsikst, Solicitor
Dr. Tait Butler,
(Assistant Stat Veterinarian of Iowa)
AND 8UR0E0N .
(Successor to Dr. J. D. Rutherford.)
Office hours 11 a. m. to S p. m.
Dentistry a Specialty.
CfBce: Coyne's Feed Stable, Market square,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Notice la hereby given, that tha anderslgned
haa been appointed assignee of Abram Loeb, and
ail persona holding any claim or claims against
said Abram Loeb are hereby notified to present
the same to him under oath or affirmation within
three months from this date, whether said claima
are due or not. All persons Indebted to aaid as
signor are requested to make prompt payment of
Dated December 94th. 1889.
HSNBY P. HULL, Assign.