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THE ROCK ISLAND AKGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 1890.
PRACTICAL SIDE OF FREE ART.
ow ruhlo AIMU the Price of PaJat-
The principal reason given for main
taining the present tariff upon works of
art is contained in the statement that re
ducing the number of foreign pictures
imported will increase the probability of
tales of American pictures, and that the
great number of French works in the
market pushes out the American. Now,
this is one of those half truths seemingly
plausible, but easily answered if consid
ered. To begin with, works of art appeal to
the aesthetic sense, the educated taste and
intellect; they are not, in the ordinary,
material sense, necessary. Eminently
necessary to any complete or eren mod
erately advance! civilization, they yet
are not wwential to life; they are not
good to eat or to wear, and they would
be expensive as fuel.
Consequently, we cannot legiitlate the
pictures of any especial nationality into
the market. By putting an exorbitant
duty upon foreign breuddtufls, textiles,
leather, you might in any civilised
country force nativo bread, clothes,
shoes, upon the rowt enthusiastic advo
cate of foreign manufactures, because
food and wearing apparel must be had.
Nature and climate have settled that
question; it is not left to taste. But let
X be a foreign painter, Y an American
painter. A, B, C, D, etc., picture buyers.
They admire the works of X and want
them; you put upon them so high a duty
that A, B, C, D cannot afford them. Will
they go and buy Y's pictures? Not at
all; they do not require them. They will
say, "We will wait a while till we can
afford to pay the premium on X's pic
tures." Moanwhile, as far as A, B, C, D
are concerned, the market lies idle until
eventually the foreign seller profits by a
still higher price.
Again, by a commercial law, sales of
pictures breed other sales. Perhaps the
question may be rained, "Then would not
multiplied sales of foreign works of art
Increase the passion for foreign pictures
alone, to the prejudice of native ones?
This is unlikely; picture buying is largely
a fashion. There are true lovers of art
who appreciate as well as admire, buy
tng the best, because they know the best
and it gives them most pleasure. It is
such buyers who make the continued
creation of good art possible.; but the
mass buy because it is the fashion, A
purchasing one of X's pictures because
B, C and 1) liave them, and he wishes to
be correct as a collector.
Fashion is, in part at least, a fictitious
thing, and by keeping up the duty on
foreign pictures we deliberately increase
this fashion by enhancing their prestige.
A very simple illustration may be use
ful; go into a hatter's and price two ar
ticles. They look equally good, but are
marked $8 and $10. W hy is one more
expensive than the other? the buyer
asks, and is answered that it is a foreign
hat. Immediately, and without realizing
that the duty is quite enough to make
the difference, he begins to examine the
hat to find out why it is the better. lie
feels as if it must have some hidden in
trinsic value, because it costs more. The
fashion for buying French pictures has
its excellent origin in the fact that the
splendid contemporaneous French school
has produced most of the great modern
masters. But fashion naturally exag'
gerates and sees good only in its own
particular direction, and we aid it by
keeping the duty up.
Take off the handicap and you en
hance the prestige of native work, and
prestige at home is what it needs more
than anything else. Abroad its excel
lence is handsomely recognized. The
foreign artist can live and produce more
cheaply than the American, but works
of art cannot be treated upon the basis
of simple manufactures the greater
must include the less, and the general
prestige and furtherance of native art is
far more important tlian any considera
tion of the proportionate scale of daily
expenses in Europe and America.
The second reason given for keeping
up a duty is that otherwise cheap rub
bish would flood our market. This is
easily answered: first, no real artist
competes with rubbish, and secondly, no
duty will keep out cheap rubbish. Such
work can float any duty, except an abso
lutely prohibitive one, and a prohibitive
duty cannot he leginluted because, in jus
tice, no oue can draw the line between
pictures which shall be admitted or ex
eluded. It is probable that for some time
after the abolition of tariff on works of
art great numbers of foreign pictun
will be imported, including many bad
ones; but rubbish, floated in, will find its
level. The strength of the purchaser of
foreign pictures is in Ins buying good
ones; his weakness is in buying bad
ones. The more bad ones are bought the
sooner will mero average foreign works
depreciate, the sooner will the buyer
weed out his collection, and the good
American and good foreign pictures
meet upon a common ground of sensible
The Paris correspondent of The Dag
blad of The Hague states th;tt Kmile
Zola's last work, "fk-to Humiiiti-." will
bo followed by "L'Argent." which will
deal with Bourse speculation and, to
certain extent, with polities. Then will
follow "La Guerre," of course a natural
istic work, treating of the army, the war
of 1870 and containing a long dUxcrta-
tion on the surrender of Sedan. The
next book will conclude the liougon
Uaquart series, and will tell us how all
the characters not already killed off will
end. As soon as the scries is completed,
which will be in 1891, M. Zola intends to
devote himself exclusively to the staire,
He will then bo 63 years of age, and will
confine himself to the productian of ori
nal plays, that is to say, plays which
have not been adapted from his novels.
M. Zola at present regrets, continues the
Chevalier Salvador (The Dagblad's cor
respondent in Paris), that he ever put
"L'Assommoir," "tf ana," or "Oerminal"
on the .boards. lie owns that he has
made a mistake, and I am assured that
be will never attempt to adapt "La Bete
Eumaine" for the Parisian or any other
A Good Hubstltnte fur an Overcoat.
Oen. Buiwey, the assistant secretary of
the interior, has a somewhat novel use
for newspapers. The other day when
the weather was sharp he was preparing
to go out of the department building for
ranch. A Washington Star reporter who
happened to be in the room at the time
was surprised to see him unbutton the
lower buttons on his vest, fold up a news
paper and, placing it over his abdomen,
button the vest over it. "I always do
that," he said in reply to a surprised in
quiry from the reporter, "when 1 am
going to be out in the cold. Hie newspa
per is a non-conductor of beat, and when
placed over the stomach preserves the
supply in what has been called the reser
voir of heat of the body. A newspaper is a
good substitute for an overcoat, and in
cold weather is the best device that people
with scanty wardrobes can adopt. In
sufficient bedclothing can be reinforced
In the same way, and the newspaper
may be said to m the poor man's friend
ta more aenaca than one. VV..n -HiiLwt
by sudden cold a newspaper placed over
the stomach soon restores the normal
temperature of the body and prevents an
attack of pneumonia. I have frequent
ly recommended this use of newspapers,
bat I find tnat pracucauy wry tew i
pie really appreciate its value."
After a Long Kllaooa.
Miss Robust What did you remark,
Mr. Pendegast Aw, I didn't say any
Mine Robust Well, suppose you do.
Mr. Pendegast What shall I say?
Miss Robust Say, for example, "good
Aay Reasonable Compromise Accepted.
Foreign Prince (haughtily It may as
well be understood. Miss Million, that I
am no beggar. If I am to be your bus
band I cannot accept as an annual allow
ance for my expenses any sum inconsis
tent with the dignity of my rank and po
sition in life.
American Heiress (affectionate but
businesslike) I will allow you, my dear
prince, enough to pay your club dues and
keep you in clothing, canes and cigar
Foreign Prince (grinding his teeth)
I'll take it. Chicago Tribune.
She (at the horticultural exhibition)
Oh, what marvels are these vegetables
and fruits! Man, with all his ingenuity,
cannot make anything like them he
cannot imitate fruit.
lie Oh, yes, he can!
"Why, what fruit can man make?"
"Dates. May I make one with you for
this evening?" Lawrence
A Narrow Escape.
First Moonshiner Did Bill
from the officers?
Second Moonshiner les, hut it was
a narrow escape.
First Moonshiner Dow so?
Second Moonshiner He went up
chimney. Burlington Free Press.
Too Much Dialectic
Mrs. liascom so oor hilas Mtick n
dead. I was afraid it wouldn't agree
with him to go to college. W hat was
the trouble with him do you know?
Mrs. Backlot Yes, I believe they call
ed it discussion of the brain. Burlington
Mr. Foxhall Gammon (on horseback)
I don't understand why every dog in
town should follow me home, Patrick.
Patrick (investigating) Oi'm not dead
sure, sor, but Oi'm t'inkin' your harse
must 'a' shtepped on th' annyseed bag,
A ltetter Method.
Lobbie What do you think of this
movement to elevate the stage? .
Foyer I think that equally good re
sults miht be obtained by lowering the
ladies' hats. Lawrence American.
A lawyer who was pleading a cose no
ticed that the judge had fallen asleep.
"But since there is no one to hear
me," he went on. raiding his voice
"Pardon," replied the judge, waking
up with a start, "it is precisely liecause
I was listening to you that I fell asleep."
An I'ncomplcttHl Threat.
"Pa, can I go to the circus?" inquired
"No, sir," said Mr. Snaggs warmly;
"no son of mine shall go where his father
would be ashamed to ! seen. If I catch
Here Mr. Snaggs bit his lip and broke
off suddenly. Munsoy's Weekly.
Why It la feminine.
Arthur (just Iwginning his French)
Papa, is the French word for money of
the feminine or maxruline gender?
Father Feminine, of course!
"Because, haven't you heard that
money talks?" Lawrence American.
Willing to rind One.
Bank Cashier I can't discount that
note unless you get a responsible man to
Mr. Bagley Say, you don't know of
any responsible man around here, do
you, that wants to indorse a note?
Wanted to Make Sure or Illm.
George The ring doesn't seem to fit
very well, Clura. Hadn't I better take
it back and have it made smaller?
Clara No, George; an engagement
ring is an engagement ring, even if I
have to wear it around my neck.
Two, and Yet One.
A young married couple.
"Why, Charles, if I didn't actually see
you yawn just now."
"Well, dearest, you know that we are
now one, and I uever can keep awake
when I'm alone." Judge.
Of Coarse It Was Colder.
Mrs. Fangle Why, I declare the din
ing room is colder since it was repapered
than it was before.
Fangle Of course. The new frieze is
deeper than the old one. Munsey's
The Streets of Now York.
Baffler This muddy weather is like
the times of 1776.
Dabley How do you figure that?
. Bagley Because these arc the days
that try men's soles. Munsey s v eekly
High Pay for tha General.
"I see Boulaneer is coming hereto
"Ten dollars a week, I guess." Mun
I bad suffered for several days with a
severe cold which settled on my lungs.
One bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
costing me 2o cents,compIetely cured me,
My cold was so badly seated that I al
most lost my speech, and the continued
hacking and coughing caused repeated
vomiting. I write you this for the bene
fit of others who msy suffer, because I
believe It to be my duty.
Tbos. E. Dowltno.
Agent Dayton Hedge Co., Dayton, Ohio.
While walking through the woods last
Bunaay a waman oi Alliance, umo, taw
and killed a blacksnake four feet long.
w M m , m tv BM. 1 j
4 r, ZVrfT?NYi
Love's Rons a c
Lewis Von Mohr and Rei a R.Simpson,
of this city, eloped on the 8th of this
month, and though neither was of age,
they secured a marriage license from the
clerk of the courts of Scott county and
were married by Justice Kaufmann, of
Davenport. Since then thjy have been
living in an entirely differet t part of the
city from that in which the girls parents'
home U situated, and the lact that they
had succeeded in forming a matrimonial
alliance was not known ut til Saturday,
when the mother of the girl discovered
the license at the clerk's office in Daven -port.
The Democrat says:
The young girl has not hten seen by
her parents since she ran off tnd got mar
ried, and furthermore, it wa only a few
days ago that the mother became ap
prised of the fact that her yenng daugh
ter was a married woman. The mother
came over yesterday to scold clerk Bircb
ard for issuing the youthful people a
marriage certificate, but sn soon dis
covered that the clerk bad ji st recovered
from the grippe and was not in a mood
te talk with any woman on the marriage
question. He gave the women some good
sdvice, however, and she left the office in
a happier frame of mind tha i she was in
when she entered, but still it was appar
ent that the woman had a very heavy
beart. It appears that the mother for
bade her daughter to have an fining to do
with young Von Mohr, but she wasn't
built that way.
Tonight and tomorrow nig it Miss Ag
nes Horndon will appear st Harper's
theatre. The lady is one or' the most
gifted artistes of the day. Tbe Dramatic
AVim says of her performance:
Fate certainly played into the bands of
Miss Agnes Herndon when i . prompted
her to produce ber new comecy drama at
the Windsor theatre on Monday night.
It was just the sort of play thit the peo
ple delight in, and it did not t ke long to
infuse a lot of magnetism into the Urge
gathering of first-nighters tha: sat below
them and to the actors and actresses on
the stage. "La Belle Marie" is French
all the way through, but the fine acting
of Miss Herndon, who held hir audience
closely, was awarded lots of recalls
and an avalanche of flowers. The piece
treats of the misery of a wrong 1 country
trirl at the hands of a society villain.
Miss Herndon plays a dual caaracier
Jean Ingleaide, the country last, and Ma
rie Du Bois (La Belle Marie.) The piece
was a success oeiore the era . act was
The Florence Hamilton company opens
its engagement at Harper's theatre Wed
nesday night. An exchange st ye:
At Durley theatre last evsning the
Florence Hamilton company appeared in
"American Born" to increased business.
Miss Hamilton was pretty and clever as
always, and did a fall which wi uld make
Margaret Mather turn green with envy
This evening the attraction will be "My
Husband, the play in which Miss Hamil
ton successfully starred at regular prices
Pinneo is suffering from
Some of the ice men are getting ready
to put up ice.
The young people enjoyed tlemselves
Johnny Wooders came home from
Canton, Mo., Saturday.
Frank Reeves, who has bean quite
sick, is reported as Detter.
Mrs. Jouty Cool has been upending
this week In ueneseo visiting her father
Doc Freek has been very bur? invoic
ing this week. Frank Cool las been
M. M. Corbett taught the high room at
school on Tuesday. Mr. Marshall beir.tr
sick with the "grip."
Talk about beautiful weat icr. It
seems to be with us this winter to stay.
with only sn occasional zero dav
Mrs. Roasin, of Davenport, is visitinc
Mrs. Fisher. We understand she intends
giving painting lessons here.
Saturday being D. T. Pinneo a birth
aay, a lew or his menus gave hint a very
pleasant suprise at his home south of
unarne oiuie, or uawneye, was in
town Saturday shaking hands aithold
friends. He will stay a few dava
with bis brother '.
Hamlet. Jan. 15.
Mesales are again in our vicinitj.
Mias Cora Bovles is the guest of J.
Mrs. C. B. Halstead has been m ite ill.
but is improving under Dr. Ma-ston's
Mrs. George Bopes has returned after
a visit of two weeks to her old hone near
Mr. L. Crabs somewhat surprised us
as we thought he would purchase prop
erty nearer the burg.
Mrs. Beasley, who has been making
ber home with A.J. Boyles for tha past
three months, returned to her home at
Chesterfield. Ohio, the 14th.
The members of the Hamlet library met
last Saturday evening for the purpose of
electing officers for the present year.
Most of the old officers were returm d.
A Had Jbsm9.
Backward, turn backward, O tine in
your night, give me the nose ti at 1
breathed through last night! Bring
back the smeller that two diys aoo,
knew not the torment of continual 3low.
Wipe from my mustache the moisli.re of
sneeze; put wooden splints on my poor
weakened knees. Hub my nose at you
oft have done before with tallow, clear
mother; oh, it is so sore. Backward,
flow backward, O tide of the nose I lam
so tired from my bead to my toes; tired
out with nioDioff, aid coughing, and
sneezing; weary from handkerchiefs con
stsntly seizing. I have grown weary ol
sniflle and snuff, of wiping my buglo un
til It is roush. Slick my poor head in a
big pillow-sliD, and sew it up, motler, I
have the L.a Urlppe. Atchison uiooi,
litre's Cone ratalatlona.
Mr. W. H. Martin, a former city elitor
of the Tribune, but now in business in
Kansas City, is one of the happiness men
in the United States, lie has just moved
Into an elegant new house, which he has
built, and now sends word that a betuti-
ful little goddess has taken possession of
the bouse. Davenport Tribune
A joy unbounded baa taken posses don
of the hearts of the little creature's grund
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilpin Moore.
17 R. A. 8chwarznburg to Ida B irt
leu, lot 1. block 4, Wood's first ad, Mo-
C. W. Lobdell to W. 8. Huey, part t e4,
ne4. 0. 17. iw, 1500
J. O. Blythe to Charles Pfob, part lot
9, block 10, Spencer & Case's ad, K. I
The Penn Publishing company, of
Philadelphia, baa just issued five chcice
new books the 'Elocutionist a Anm al,
No. 17," "Hand-book of Pronunciation
and Phonetic Analysis." by John IL
Bechtel; a book of jokes by Het ry
Frith Wood, and a choice collection of
I tableaux, charades and panitomimes.
The Crown dining ball, No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish you
the 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. W. Hurst, Attorney at
law, Rock Island.
Hodsra Honsei For Bale
On monthly installments by Guyer &
Berth ft Babeoek, Dentist.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special atten
tion paid to saving the natural teeth and
inserting teeth without plates.
8 ore t y 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 obligat'ons as bonds
man, should apply to the agent of the
American Surety Co., of New York.
General Insurance Agent.
Hock Island, 111.
Hat art in Convulsion
Is terrible. Velcanic eruptions, cyclones,
earthquakes are awfully and tremen
dously picturesque, but scarcely desira
ble to emulate in action and effect by the
administration of remedies wh ch produce
convulsion aud agony in the abnormal
portion of the human frame. Such is
the effect of the old fashioned violent
purgatives happily falling more and more
into disuse, and of which Hostetter's
Stomach Bitters is the wholesome, pleas
ant and far more effective succedaneum.
They weakened the intestines- the Bit
ters invigorates them. They left the
bowels inactive, because incapacitated by
ensuing feebleness. The Bitters, on the
contrary, and because it enables, not
forces, them to act a vast and fortunate
difference perpetuates their activity and
regularity. The liver is beneficially stim
ulated, as the kidneys also are, by this
medicine, which easily conquers, also,
malaria, nervousness and rheumatism.
A narlem boy lately attempted to tie
a knot in a mule's tail. He was a good
boy, but he has gone to meet his grand
mother. 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 purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price, 50 cents, of
The condition of a certain cat in La
moine. Me., is literally at sixes and sev
ens. She has seven toes on her hind feet
and six on her fore feet.
The best on earth can truly be said of
Grigg's Glycerine Salve, which is a sure,
safe and speedy cure for cuts, bruises,
scalds, burns, wounds and other sores.
Will positively cure piles, tetter and
other skin eruptions. Try this wonder
healer. Satisfaction gunranteed or
money refunded. Only 25c. Sold by
It is suid that the Chinese gamblers at
Stockton, Cal., have paid the police $4(H)
a month to secure immunity from inter
Of the first stain or speck beware
That on your teeth you may espy.
There is by far more danger there,
Than at the moment meets the eye.
Use Sozodont without delay.
And thus arrest the first decay.
The Baldwin locomotive works expect
this year to turn out not less than 1.000
f'hlraa-e. Barltnsjtea 4k qnalary K. R.
Division P.'.ssENr.iR Ofrici, 1
Hock Island. III., Dec. !1, b9. (
The C, B. ifc Q now have on sale
winter tourist tickets to all points in
Florida and to other southern slates
points; also to the City of Mexico and
the Paoiflc coast points. Sleeping car ac
commodations secured to destination.
For rates or further information apply
to any agent of the C, B. fc Q or to U.
1). Mack, Div. I'm ss. Agt. Kick Island.
II. 1. Mack.
Div. Pass. Agent.
cock is always
he goes out on
Soft Coal for Bala
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
and Tenth avenue, at ten cents per bush
el. B. Davenport.
Aug. 30, 1889.
Vienna's death rate has increased 50
per cent above normal in one week.
Blck Headache and relieve aU tba troubles incf
tiont to a bilious state of the aystem. such am
Dizziness, Nausea, Drowainesa. iitreas after
eating, tain In the Bide, c While tlmlr most
raoaikaUle success has boon ahown la curing .
Beaaaehe, yet Carter's Little Liver PIUS an
equally valuable in Conatiputinn, curing aud pro
Venting thiaannoyingcomplaiut.wlillo they also
Correct alldisordersof thestomacliatimuUitethn
Jinr and xegulte the bowels. venlfUuyonly
Aenatber would be, almost prlonloss to thorn wfifl
'Suffer from thisdistressingcompialnt; bntforto
Bately iheirgoodneaaduea noteud here,and those
Vrhoonoetry them wlU find theeo llttlo pills valu
able In so many ways that they will not bo wiU
ling to do without them. But after aUaickhes4
laths bane of so many Uvea that here fa where
We make our great boast. OurpUlacuroitwhila
Others do not.
U Carter's Little Liver Pills are very small and
verr easy to take. One or two Dills inakaa duae.
They are strictly vegetable and do not gripe or
pnrge, but by their gentle action please aU who
naethsm. InvialsataScenta; nvofortl. Sold)
by droggiataeverjwliero, or seat by mail.
CARTER MEDICINE CO., New York.
SMALL PILL SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE
Public notice Is hereby given that The Moline
and KocK island Horse Km I road Company, will
at a meeting of the cllv eouncil of the cttv oi
Hock Island, to be held on Monday the oth day of
January, A. u ltwu, at theel y conncll rooms In
the city of KocK island in the state of Illinois
(and at all subsequent meetings,) present Its pe
tition to said cily conncll. requesting, said city
council to grani It the right to construct, main
tain and operate a double or single track street
railway npon and along Nineteenth street in said
city from the intersection of said street with
Second avenne to its Intersection with Third ave.
nae in said city; also upon and along Fifteenth
street In said city, from Its Intersection with
Third avenne to its intersection with Fourth ave
nne, and from said last named Intersection west
npon and along Fourth avenue to its Intersection
with Ninth street, and from said last named inter
section south npon and along Ninth street to
Eleventh avenue in said city, with the right to
connect the same with the tracks of said Horse
Railroad Company, and of the Union Htreet Kail
way Company, and to operate the same in con
Dated this 4th day of January, A. I). 1890.
Ta Moult a ad Kucm Islasd
6-llrt By C. B. HOLMES, President.
TTIOK RENT A NEW COTTAGE OF FIVE I
JL rooms, No. 1221 Elm street; enquire of W.
r. uayie. mo. sues Thirteenth avenue.
FOR SALE VALUABLE PATENT IM
provement on Elevators. Now in operation at
Star Finishing Works, 2885 Hamilton Su, Philsds,
Pa; preserves life and limb; for fall porticalsra
apply to ROBT 3. WALKER. Inventor.
WANTED A FIRST CLASS. EXPERIEN
CE d Plow maker; ai ply bv letter or in per
son to F. C. Austin Mfg. Co., Chicago, 111.
SALESMAN WANTED AT ONCE, LOCAL OR
traveling ; big pay, steady work ; stock war
ranted; quick selling specialties; ontflt free; ex
perience unnecessary. JAMB E. WHITNEY.
nov23-Sm Nurseryman, Rochester, N. Y.
SALESMEN WANTED TO SOLICIT FOR
oar well-known Nursery: good wages paid
every week ; i ermanent employment guaMnteed.
Write at once, before territory taken, stating age.
15 C'HASS BROS' CO.. Chicago, 111.
WANTED A RELIABLE PERSON IN ROCK
Island and every town in this locality to dis
tribute circulars; for particulars send references
and address, T. N.Crowley, tti Main St, ler,e
WANTED. A LADY TO MANAGE A
Branch office, at her own home, for the Fa
mous Female Specific "Oranpe Lily"; a splendid
opportunity; address with stamp. The Dr. Coon
ley Medical Institute, South Bend, Ind.
WANTKD- AN C1L SALESMAN, ON COM
mission. for the Lnhricatlng oil trade: ad
dress to The Dieterichs Oil Co., 86 West Wash
ington St., Chicago. 111.
WANTKD RELIABLE LOCAL AND TRAV
eling salesmen; positions rermanent; spec
ial Inducements n .w; fast selling specialties.
Don't delay; salary from the start.
BROWN BROS., N urserymen, Chicago, HL
COrsrORTABLE and ELEGANT,
For Sale by Leading Dealers.
XTf & Solely ty TT2L BAILEES, Troy.U.Y
The Hotel Eastman,
LITTLE ROCK. ARK.
The largest and finest RFAOKT HOTEL In
America, with the finest Bath Houses In the world
connected, will open (under management of O. O.
Barbom. of White Mountain Hotelx) for season of
IHitu, January 15th. Tickets should be bought via
st. iouis ana iron Mountain v southern a K.
RTSS1 N.ft HKIH1
..r IKIMTKl VA
POR HUH at liomewlth
aa shown In cut. Cures
CiiM. Influents, Rheumat
lm and Malaria. Price I1
tb-nt, C. o. V., by express,
with full directions.
PETEK D. PItfKE.
1171 Sd Avuuue, New York.
J. M. BEAKIVSLET,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with J. T. Ken
worthy, 1725 Second Avenue.
A TTORXEY AT LAW. Office in Rock Island
XLNational Bank Building. Kork Island, 111.
O. SWEIKCT. C. L. WALKER.
SWEEXET A WALKER,
A TTORXETS AXD COrNSELLORS AT LAW
l Office in Bengstou's block, Kock Island, 111.
XcEMRT k McENIRV,
a TTORXEY'S AT LA W Loan tnonev on good
jtl security, maae collections, Keierence. M ltch-
ell Jt Lynde, bankers. Office in Postomce block.
THE DAILY ARGUS.
R BALE EVERY BVEXTNO at Crasaneatiw
Dews etana. nvs ernu per copy.
D. S. 81 HERE! AX,
1 RCTITTRCT AND SUPERrNTEXDaTTT. If I
nomce otiic.m.attl. Ohio: Branca omee over
first national Bank, Kock Island. fU It
ST. LUKE'S COTTAGE HOSPITAL,
HK THIRD AYEXrK, between Tenth ao4
isaievenlu streets. feb 14-tf
WM. 0. KULP, D. D. S.
OFFICE RZMOVID TO
Rooms aa. ?I. ta and ta.
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT. Li,
Pay Your Taxes
The Taxes for 1SS9 are now
due and payable to the Collec
tor at County Treasurer's office
in court house building.
HAS PURCHASED THE
and has remored to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
tVlIe solicits the trade long enjoyed
by his predeceesor and as many new
customers as wish to favor him with
Dr. Tait Butler,
(Assistant State Veterinarian of Iowa)
(Successor to Dr. J. D. Rutherford.)
Office hours 11 a. m. to! p. m.
Dentistry a Specialty.
Office: Coyne's Feed Stable, Market square,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
H. LIU BUBO.
Winter & Lemburg,
Wholesale Dealers and Importers of
lilies and Lipors,
Nos. 1616 and 1618
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The first coal shipped into this market
from Mercer county was from the mines
of H. 15. Ellis in the fall of 1876. and
hence given the name it still bears. It is
well known to be the best sold in the
market, and other merchants have adop
ted the same name and o Serins: in
ferior article for the genuine. Don't be
deceived, but buy the genuine celebrated
Mercer county 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
the market selling the old and genuine
article. Telephone 1036.
COX. WASH, ft Sd ATI. I.
From 90 years' experience In Hos
pital and Private practice is enabled
w gnaraniee radical cores la UnronK
throat, no-e. skin, kidneys, bladder! 1
and kindred organs. Gravel and strle-M
lure cored without pain or cutting.
Those who contemplate going tei
not springs ror ine treatment or an
private or blood diseases can be caret
for one-third the cost.
I AHIFQ6 th)l treatment a!
L"wlt' lovely complexion, free
i rum sa'iownesa, rrecaiea, eruptions,
etc., brilliant eyes and perfect health
can oe naa. fc l Dal tired feel-
ins" and all female weakness Dromnt
ly oared. Bloating, headaches, Mer-I
vous Prostration, and Sleeplessness.'
Ovarian troubles. Inflammation and Ulceration,
railing and displacements. Spinal weakness and
Change of Life. Consult the old doctor.
NFRVtlllS rbysical and Organic weak
-' V WO, nees. Drematnre decav. evil
forebodings, self-distrust, Impaired memory, pal
pitation of ihe heart, pimples on the face, specks
before the EYE, ringinK in the ear. catarrh,
threatened consumption and every disqualifica
tion that renders marriage Improper and unhappy
BPKBDILY and PERMANENTLY cored.
BLOOD AND SKIN
horrible in its result completely eradicated
without the nse of mercury. Scrofula, Erystpe
ls. Fever Mo es. Blotches, Pimples, Ulcers, pain
in the Head and Bones, Syphiltie feore Throat and
Tongue, Glandular enlargement of the Neck,
nueumsnsm, etc., curea wnrn oiners nave railed.
Rl I PTI BF Cured without pain or bind
nuriyrtC rnoe from business,
1 1 Rl WARY IV" Recently contracted or
w lllltrtli I , chronic diseasaa POSITIVELY
enred la S to H days hy a local remedy. No nau
seous drugs need. Medicines mailed or express
ed to any address free from observation. Char
ges fair. Terms Cash. Book and question list
15c. A friendly talk costs nothing.
HOURS : 10 a. m. to M m., to and T to 8 p. ta.
Sunday: 8 to 8 p. m.
w ash. at. a. IBHXaf 0LI8, MIHH.
356 Jackson St.,
St. Paul, Minn.
Speedily Cures all Private, Nervous.
Chronic and Bload and Skin Diseases
of both Sexes, without the use
of Mercury or Hindrance
NO CURE, NO PAY.
Syphilis. Gleet, Stricture, and all old. lingering
casea, where the blood baa become poisoned,
causing ulcers, blotches, sore throat and auouth,
pains in the head and bones, and all diseases of
the Kidneys and Bladder, and all diseases o-
quired rrom exposure are ii Kiu run I irn.
Men op all sees who are suffering from the ter
rible effects of Seminal weakness. Sexual debili
ty and loss of Sexual power as the resmt of
Youthful Indiscretion, or excesses of mature
years, producing emissions, nervousness, lose of
memory, &c are thoroughly and permanently
Dr. Feller, who has had many years experience
In this specialty, 1 a graduate from one of the
leading medical colleges of the country. Be has
ina failed in caring any cases that he has un
dertaken. Cases and correspondence saredly
confidential. Call or write for list of questions.
Medicinessentbymail and express everywhere.
Dr. JZhn Dyk'S
IF NOT, TRY IT.
rr Sals Iwyvhwa.
EiRTZ 4 BAHNSEN', Wholesale Agents.
HARTZ & BAHNSEN.
Wholesale Agents. Rock Island.
C.H .PEARSON 8c C9.--BALTIMORE.Mq
WE AK MEN tSSHS
l li Hit Ly 11 1! NW 1MPBOVEO
FNrftAnVI AVaJkhUifL ST IV.
fcifjetrie- -JLf ityd-rswly li..- hu- i lt vr&k p-rtf,rttor
ttMtna. atlilii aarwtl ri i jurrrta nf
Curraut pAv-f -It iummm ty or !r'rrt t-Y,(4ft In cait.
Orwt lmpfirT-rmiuoT-r i hfr belt. irt4 prr
truaeutty cured in t rtrce trinU. 6-Jd sfpU;4c. nms
It 6a4a Eloctrio Co. l69USrUet.ChWiaaOi
ImntrU a trtiltAitt trmnWLreDc u Lhnkin. Ra.
Iawvas all pimples, I reeklas ana dtecaloraUona Fur
salsbj aU anl-clulruririrts,or maila tor eta.
lsv WW saav lena i
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t sics? cvk
E. C. Hoppe,
USTo. 180S Second Ave,
Rock Island, ILL
AH kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jobbing done on short
notice and satiiif action guaranteed.
Office and shop 1412 Fourth aTe., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Has opened his New and Spacious
SAMPLE ROOM -
No. 1C20 to 1626 Third avenue,
where he would be pleased to see his friends.
IVA11 kinds of drinks as well as le and Toner, and the well known drink "Half and 'alf," the
only place in the city where yon can gel it.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and. Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St. . . p 1- Tclor
and Seventh Avenue, IVUCK. lMd.HU.
wVAU kinds of Artistic work a specialty. Plans and estimates for all kinds of bnlldings
fnrnisbed on application.
ROCK ISLAND HOUSE BARBER SHOP
AND BATH ROOMS.
Have been re-opened nrjdcr the management of Mr. HARRT FAT, a first-class barber, who so
licits a share of public patronage. The shop has been reuovated, re-painted and re-papered
throughout anwihe baiti looms recarpetcd, in fact everything is in first-class shape.
0". IsE. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAHOFACTUREK OF CBACKEK8 AUD BISCUITS
A 6k your Grocer for them. They are best.
BrPjclalliei!; The Christy "OYSTER" and the Christy "WAFKK."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
H. D. FOLSOM,
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Office and Shop No.
gPlans drawn and estimates furnished.
OHLWEILER & SPILGER.
Contractors and Builders,
Shop Third avenue, between 10th and 11th street?,
(Fred Koch's old stand.)
sHTAll kinds of Cirpenter work and reyairing done. Satisfaction guaranteed.
JOTICK TO CONTRACTORS.
Sealed proposals will be received at the City
Clerk's office, city of Kock Ixlsnd, until Monday
the Sd day of February , A. D. 1W0. at o'clock P
M. for constructing the improvements ordered by
uiuiuuwf oi pkiu cuv. wnicn were aaopteu
November 18th and December 16th 189. 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 Bock Island :" also, "A n or
dinance for the improvement of Twentieth tree t
from the north line of First avenue to the south
line of Ninth avenue in the city of Rock Island
and for the levying of a special tax therefor, '
and for furnishing the msterials and doing the
work according to the plans and specifications
The said improvement ordered by said ordi
nances consists of curbing with curbstones,
excavating, grading, improving end paving with
paviuir brick of good qua It v, thirteen blocks of
streets in said title of saiti ordinances set out.
The said improvement must be constructed,
and the materials therefor furnished must be in
accordance with the plans and specifications for
said improvement on file in the ssld city e'erke
office, at which said office, said plans and specifi
cations are open to the inspection of all ersons
interested therein. Contractors are to fun Uh
samples of brick with which work is to bs done
Bricks used in the work must correspond with
the samples in quality and style. All bids must
be accompanied with a certified check in the snm
of Five Hundred Dollars, payable to the order of
the city treasurer of said city, which shall be
come forfeited to said cily in case the bidder shall
fall to enter into contract, with approved sureties,
to execute the work for the price mentioned in bis
bid, and accord inr to the plans and specifications,
in the event that the couti act should be awarded
The contractor is also required to obey the ordi
nance relating to the eight hour labor aystem for
contract work done by the city of Rock Island,
passed November 4th, 1839.
Blank bids will be furnished oo application at
the city clerk's office. AU bidders and ether
persons may attend at the opening of said bids.
The right to reject any and all bids or propo
sals received la hereby expressly reserved.
KUBKKT KOKHLKK. city Clerk.
Dated this ih day of January, ltflw-
ESTATE OF FREDERICK W. KEL
To all Whom it may Concern : Notice Is here
by given that oo the 4 a day of Ftbrnarv, A. i.
1840, the undersigned, administratrix of the es
tate of Frederick W. Kellerstiase, deceased, will
appear before the Hon. Lucian Adams, Judge rf
the Probate court of the rouu'y of Kock I-iand and
state of Illinois, at the office of the county clerk of
said coanty In the city of Kock Island, and apply
for an order of said eourt for leave to sell certain
notes and accounts belonging to said estate, that a
petition has this day been filed In said court ask
ing for an order to sell said notes and accounta,
and a list of the same has been filed with said pe
tition, to which list and petition all persona are
Kock Island, Illinois, January 17th. lt90.
MARGARET B. K.ELLERSTRAS8.
Administratrix of the estate of Frederick W. Eel
S. W. HcaT,Att y for Administratrix.
DAVIS & CO, '
A complete stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing,
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc.
8ole Agents for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
We guarantee every ore perfect, and will send Cups
Twenty day's trial, to responsible parties. '
Safety Heating Boilers and Contractors for
furnishing and laying Water, and
Rock Island, Illinois.
Telephone 1148. Reside: ce '1 elei hone 100.
No. 1707 Second aveuuo, Kock Island.
309 Eighteenth street.
8TATR OF ILLINOIS.
Kock Island Counti,
In tha Circuit Court of said county to the January
t erra, ismi.
Catherine Moore, Samuel W. Lincoln, M. V.
Ktcuarde, Haus Lege, M.W.Woodford, L.J.
Benetton, Burton Malcolm, James F. Mont
gomery. Martha Thomas, Kosllle Coryn,
Desire Coryo aud Mary J. Macbeth.
W. B. Butfleld, Reuben Wells. The Unknown
lleirs-at-law of Joel Wells, deceased, Dennis
Wsrren, William A. Nourae, Laura A. Nour-e,
Jane M. Weatberhead, Kllea Babcnck, Eunice
L. Mill, Louisa J. Bryant and Antonette Henry
Affidavit of the non-resldenec of the said W, B.
Burfield, Reuben Wells aud Louisa J. Bryant, and
that the heirs at law of Joel Wells, deceased, are
unknown and made parties as the unknown heirs
at law of Joel Wells, deceased, having beea filed
In the clerk's office of the circuit court of Hock
Island county, state of Illinois, notice la therefore
hereby given to the said non-rtsident defendants
and unknown heirs of Joel Wells, deceased,
that the complalnauts tiled their bill of comp aint
in said court n the chancery S'de thereof on tba
r7th day of November, 1889, and that thereupon
summons Issued out of sa d court, wherein said
suit Is now pending, returnable on the first Mon
day lu the month of January next, as la by law
Now, unless you, the said non-resident defen
dants above named, aud tha unknown b. treat law
of Joel Wells, deceased, shall personally be and
appear before said circuit court on the first dsy
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 stated will be taken as con
fessed, and a decree entered against yon accord
ing to the prayer of said blil.
Buck Island, 111., December. 98. 1SS9.
GEO. W. AMBLE,
Clerk of Circuit Court.
W. R. Moons iXDQorii AawBKMBT, Solicitors
Notice la hereby given, that the undersigned
has been appointed assignee of Abram Loeb, and
all persons holding soy 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 of not. All persons Indebted to said as
signor are requested to make prompt payment of
Dated December 84th, 1889.
HKNRY P. BULL, Assignee.
Promptly aad neatly executed by the 4aava Jo
i rtairi to Cmnwsre11 wnk
rtPIIM llll lisssitt
i K CR1EBT STOCK. No previous erpe
Irience required. Write for terms. I b.
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