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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1890.
ITINERARY OF BILL NYE.
GREAT G003 OF
THE WILD AND
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rial Writing Flamboyant Ear o( t Pm
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Copyright, W by Ugar W. Nye.J
In rmm Osmra Covwrnv, I
m m Hairce or a roT Who Harasns
iliaxiLr at Mt KxrEtaa. )
V are now at the head of navigation
in the upMr Mississippi country, which
en In winter ia most beautiful. I hope
next summer to take a boat at Buffalo,
and go the length of the lakes to Du
luth, thence down the railroad I
leave the name blank till I can get m
I TOOK OFT MT TlXO HAT.
reply to the letter I just wrote to the su
pertntendent to St. Taul and thence
down to St. Louis. From St. Louis to
Omaha and the mountains. The upper
Mississippi has never been adequately
def -jribed. Though I lived there twenty
years, I was always so busy trying to
solve great national questions that I did
not get a chance. I was endeavoring
part of the time to prove that free trade
would keep people poor and break up
happy homes, and a part of the time
was proving that a high tariff would do
the same. One was as easy as the other
and the salary the same.
Going up the road the other day, with
the broad and decollette bosom of Lake
Pepin glistening in the criup air and pul
sating beneath the bright, declining sun
and swiftly darting by the historic
Maiden Rock from which the beautiful
but plainly educated Indian girl leapt to
her death, falling to the cruel rocks he
low with the low, dull plush of a dis
heveled egg on the broad brow of
lecturer, I thought of those dear old days
when Minnehaha had not been embalmed
in song and interurbun lots between St.
Paul and Minneapolis could be bought
for a string of glass lieads, even as
William Penn purchanod the state of
It was in Pennsylvania only a short
time ago that we met, running out of
Altoona, the justly celebrated conductor
who can extend hi cars, like a jack-in
the-box, at wilL I do not recall his
name, but I do remember that after
had askpdhim something about whether
we were late or not several times, he
held his head down to rny lips and shot
his ear out nt me like the warm, dank
nose of a baby elephant. He has a na
tional reputation that way, it seems, but
I did not know it. Oilier who knew
both of us enjoyed the meeting very
much. Since that I have been less in
quisitive about traius. One can hardly
realize how strange the sensation
when he is greeted in that way by one
to whom he lias no letter of introduction
I also took a ride, out of Philadelphia
in the cab of a locomotive engine later
on. It wan the Henry F. Shaw of the
Baltimore and Ohio, aud I had to get up
at S o'clock a. rn. to do it, but as I went
to bed at 0:43, having been to the Cnion
League club to see some friends the
evening before, who had detained me, it
did not matter. Souring a pound of
cotton wanto I do uot mean this in the
society active, for that kind of cot
ton waist has little to do with thi
letter 1 went down to the It. Sc O.
dnM)t, and, looking once niore at my
little volume or mechanical terms, so
that I could talk intelligiblv with the
engineer, I rlamltered up the front stoop
of the cub. We rode out to Chester and
back. That is all 1 know aliout it. 1
heard a roar, a hiss, a snort, a whistle,
a ring, the quick ruuihln of the pilot,
the gasp of the mud valve, the low vi
bration of the crown sheet, the surging
of the cut off . the sigh of the monkey
wrench, and we were off.
"Is not the life of the engineer one of
extreme jmtiI?" I united Harry S. Iturall,
our hnndsoiim engineer, lie did not
hear me, for it was a suburban train,
and as we were quite huy stopping and
starting he wotted not what I said.
"And, as we say in England, do you
not enter with hearty zest, after awhile,
upon this jolly lifo as you gayly tool
your trap down the wold and out across
the mere, like perdition beating tan
At that moment tho ruddy fireman,
Mr. J. II. Metzgar. swung wide the fire
door, opening ft. U. E., ran a poker into
the hot maw of the engine, letting out a
flame which reached for my little and
gazelle like limbs, gently scorcldng the
embroidery at the base of my I)r. Jigger
underwear, roared at the top of its lungs
and drowned my voice.
"And do you not aJ times have to
throw her over and run for the wood box
or jerk tho poor child of some unknown
Pennsylvania duke from the track,
handing her back to her parents un
scathed and receiving (2.80 therefor, at
the same time getting laid off for thirty
days for not keeping out of the way of
the regular through express, beside hav
ing to pay for a Pullman car, which is
worth far more than a child, especially
where it was a poor child with several
brothers and sisters? Aud do you not
think, seriously, that a child or two,
more or less, especially among working
people, should have little to do with the
running time of trains?'
. At this oint I was quite exhausted,
and so was the engine. So the engineer
did not hear me. I took oil my plug
nai. put out a little lire that had started
on the top and said:
"I suppose you have loved ones who
recognize your whistle and at night put
a lamp in the window two times ir well,
three times for croup, four times for
worms and five times to indicate 'buck
wheat cakes for breakfast.'
He pulled the handlof the under feed
throttle and threw a large lump of bitu
. i , . do ho was not of
l"ulnl1 w scooted into a tunnel
no ail Conversation wna .1-.. .i i '
v All UH
turmoil of an "echoing yell and" screech
and roar and spit and double shuffle as
the eccentric chased the drawhead over
the swift flying cylinder escapement
ith a doubly echoed stateawnt like
that of Wall street ou a busy day. So
he lost that remark.
"But oh, sir," I exclaimed to Uie fire
man, who loves a beautiful girl named
Annie, "can you not tell me something
brave and beautiful that you have done,
something that I can make a dear little
story of and print, something that will
bring tears to eyes unused to weep, some
thing that I can put in the holiday num
ber of a nice paper with pictures in it?
Did you never save any one?"
"Yes, he said, as he mopped his brow
with a fireman's handkerchief. "I used
to know a gentle old cuss here on our
tun who did odd jobs and worked faith
fully. Ho had a sweet little flaxen haired
rhild. Can you use that?
"Well, he used to come down town
evenings and we would meet at -ine
Busy Bee' to visit and play a game of
Old Sledge.' We never played for the
drinks, but we would often, when it was
time to go home, offer to shake each
other for tho drinks. I do not drink now,
"And what was this shaking for the
"Whv, nothing at all, onlv we shook
poker dice for the beer, and the one who
lost paid for it. See.'"
"And how old was tins flossy haired
child vou speak of?
"She was then 12 years old. At the
time of the accident, however, she was
about 18. It was a foggy night. We
were late. You will notice that I use
good grammar. Put the printer on that,
will you, please? Story firemen and en
gineers always use poor grammar and
spell a little queer. Thev also swear a
little and lie. The actual fireman or en
gineer does not do that unless he is fill
ing up a young person. e generally
talk very little to visitors in the cab, foi
we have to look out for our trains. W
are not here to sit for our photographs oi
tell pleasing prevarications to people who
get large prices per column for them
afterward; but we have a little open
stretch of road here, and so I will talk
between work, as you seem to be a plain
man, barring the high hat, which has no
business on a locomotive."
"Well, it was a foggy night, and we
had to hustle not only to make our regu
lar time but to keep out of the way of
late trains. It was right along here that
I looked ahead between scoops of coal
and saw a girl going down the track
with her back this way, and I concluded
she was crying a good deal, for she had
her muff up to her eyes all the time, and
of course, that kept her from hearing
the train. We whistled, but she didn'
hear. I told Harry, and he reversed and
all that, but I saw I'd got to get out on
the pilot and help, no doubt; so I crept
out there in just time to catch this fail
young girl by her blonde and beautiful
Psyche knot and swing her free of the
"And did you save her?"
"Yes, I saved her. It wasn't roman
tic, and you'll have to change it a good
deal if you print it; but that was the
way it happened."
"Who was itr
"It was this little blonde girl of
"And what did he say about it?"
"I WILL SHAKE ToC FOR TUT. DRINK3."
' Well, first he didn't know what to say,
and tht-n he says, for he is not a man of
many words, and also he is a poor man,
hut he did catch me ly tho hand and
his chin tretnldi-d, for she was his only
child and li-r mother Li dead, hut he took
a scrap of cotton waste out of my pocket
and wiMHl his eyes with it aud said, 'Old
man, I cannot recall what fathers do
when tlu-ir d'-ar and only daughter are
jerked from the juwsof death, but if you
will excuxe the bluntness of a plain old
man I will shake you for the drinks."
At St. Paul I met a very tall Scotch
man. I nm six feet high, hut lie looks
down on my broad and desolated skull
as do the cillery people when I hobnob
ith the orchestra on an oicuinK night
sontaining a divertissement.
"You must le very fortunate to Iks so
large and tall," I said; "you certainly
couminnd the resect of every one."
"Yes, I gft all the respect I want, but I
irt no comfort. I travel a good deal and
I Buffer a Rood deal. My wife is quite
short. You know tall men always marry
short wives. Well, she cannot touch her
feet to the Hi Kr, and I am knocking my
brains out all the timo. In a street car
her fet't swing like a pendulum and my
legs reach across the aisle when I sit
down and my silk hat looks like an acri
monious orcupine all the time. The
straps on a street car make a tall man
buy a new hat every six weeks and a
short woman can't reach thetu without
tearing out her tdeeves.
"I don't know how we are going to
remedy this thing, "but I suffer especially,
for I can't sleep in an ordinary berth at
alL I have a bed made to order at home,
but I can't put it in a shawl strap and
travel with it. I lie diagonally, like an
unprincipled politician, all night, and
then in the morning, while I tie my
shoes, all the eople in the train walk
over me on their way to the dining car,
and a stout man in the upper berth falls
out of it astride my neck. Vm ssys,
Excuse me,' and then falls over my
feet, sits in my lap, aud goes away, and
the man opposite steps on me through
the curtain, brains me with his valise,
wears, thinks that makes it all right,
and keeps on dressing till people come
in and tell him that we are in the round
"I lionr people say all the time how
lovely to bo so large and tall; but the
world is not made for large people or
small people. It was made for middle
size people, mentally and physically.
They get on the best. This it no place
for extremes. If you are a fool, go to
the Institution for fools. If you are a
genius you will be tolerated as an eccen
tric but diseased mind. It is better to
keep in the middle of the road.
"Dy the way," said he, in conclusion,
"I see that you are in one way the supe
rior of Chauncey M. Depew."
'Thank you, how?" .. !
Well, he says that the fatal mistake
of his lifetime was in making a burnt r-
ous speech. There's where you have tie
advantage of Chauncey, I think."
I thanked him again and then stro-ta
down the walk, fiercely kicking tiie
frozen debris from my path.
A Maine Choet.
A man la Bancor who tarried inacerv
terv aftr dark ia order to finish up a jobf
digging had an encounter with a ghost, t
was ot tlie regulation wniieness, anu truant u
ust as did those encountered la similar piac
by aoaM of our great-granaraotners. n
Bangor man was frightened and started :o
run, but managed to run against the ghwt,
and both Ml to the ground together. It was
n Innocent white calf that firxt recovered i
feet after the collision Iiewiston Journal.
Coal Valley. Jan. 22.
Richard Cslahan, Jr., Is very sick.
Cash Browley was here on laslSui-
Several matrimonial alliances are in An
Wo. Wood, of Rock Island, is tie
guest of Mr. Dalenge.
Miss tmmi Lees is teaching ihe llaal
school in Henry county.
Then have been quite a number of
cases of influenza for the last two weel a.
Our barber, Cbas. Weidline, is bs;k
and convalescent after an attack or '
The ice men are to make a stsrt tod iv
at cutting and hauling ice. It is said to
be about eight inches thick.
Mrs. Patk, widow of the late J t'm
Park, has been quite ill for some tine.
but at last accounts was much better.
Wm. Olenn says that the ice on his fih
pond was seven Inches thick on the 21 it.
and that be would commence cutting an
Mrs. Williams, wife of the late Thomas
Williams, has been ill for a long tin e
Her daughter, Jane Davis, is taking care
Prof. J. H. Stoddard, is teaching a night
school and has quite a number of scholars.
His day school is overburdened with nu n
berg, making it almost Impossible for b m
to do justice to all the scholars.
The paper read at the Farmers' Insti
tute at Milan ny a. 1 rsning, was an
able effort. He is sound en the questi in
of a metropolitan market to consume
their surplus and shows well the decline
of the former as a representative class in
all the departments of our government in
the past century.
Hillsdale. Jan. 21.
Clara Goodrich attended church at
Cordova las: Sabbath.
Miss Mamie Irwin spent a few days
with her friend, Eaa Cain, last week.
Rabbit bunting seeas to be the prind'
pal sport of the young men nowadays.
Mr. liorton, from Uavenport, was
through the country buying horses lust
Quite a number of pupils fromEottr
prise visited the Poplar Grove school Inst
I understand that there is a man nsnnd
Johnson, of Kose Hill, wanting to sec a
certain minister in regard to ahorse trade
made some tim? ago.
There was quite a misunderstanding in
regard to the radical quarterly meeting
on last Saturday and Sunday, which was
to have been held at Rose Hill: but (or
various reasons best known to the radi
cals, was changed to Enterprise. Owing
to this having occurred a number of
times, the meeting passed of! as well as
could be expected. However, we had
the same lineo of secret ism, liheralisn,
and all the other isms. The meeting te
ing on Rev. Broadfoot's hour for services
gave them a good congregation, although,
no doubt, many were much disappoint d
as they went with the expectation of
bearing Brother Broadfoot.
i.rffa ama te w rraiie iturna Ata' a
Cbas Green, the champion wrestler of
England, who recently failed in bis ban
dicapped effort to throw Mart Burns,
champion of Iowa, five times in an bo ir.
bas r-nt the A Rous the following con
I would like ynu Instate In your pater
that I will wrestle Mart Burns another
match before I leave for the east, aad
agree to throw tim five tiroes in seventy
five minutes, as I think it too bravj a
nanmcap M attempt tt live times in one
hour. I will ho in Rock Island on F i
day to meet Burns or his hacker, pre
pared to make the match for (50 or $1 X)
aside, the winner to take seventyflve
per cent of the gate receipts.
Champion Wrestler of Ecglatd.
A Bsprstentatlvs Amer'eaa Institution
The New York Central & Hudson river
railroad is today recogniaed by the trav
eling public, and also quite geterally y
its competitors, as beiog in many rtS'
pects the representative trunk lino lea I
ing from the Atlantic seaboard. Tae
merit of this distinction rests largely
upon unsurpassed natural a'lvantsgts,
supplemented by a liberal and progres
It is the aim of the Central s manage
ment to provide for the patrons of this
line the best service attainable, and to
this end all the resources of this gnat
oompany are intelligently directed. A
splendid roadway, admirable train si r
vice, and magnificent equipment are fea
tures which place the New York Central
in the foremost rack among the railroads
of the United States.
21 Susannah Brown to G R Sydncr,
lots 8 and 10, block 7, Milan, f 200.
Catherine Mnoie to II F W Wind, lot
1, block 4. Moore's 2d ad. Moline, f-lM).
22 Estate of Qeorge W Space. I
ventory filed and approved.
Estate of John Bopes. Appraisement
bill and widow award filed and ap
"Let dogs delight to bark, etc.." but
when a cultured and "early englishei'
and well dressed dude takes to it, it is
men ne needs a inenfl to lend mm a
quarter to buy a bottle of Dr. Bull's
Bator ia Ooavalsloa
Is terrible. Velcanic eruptions, cyclones,
earthquakes are awfully and tretnei-
dously picturesque, but scarcely desiri
ble to emulate in action and effect by the
administration of remedies which produ
convulsion and agony in the abnormal
portion of the human frame. Such
the effect of the old fashioned violent
purgatives happily falling more and mo-e
into diause, and of which Hostettet'a
Stomach Bitters is the wholesome, pleai-
ant and far more effective auccedaneuti.
They weakened the intestines the Bi
ters invigorates them. They left tie
bowels inactive, because incapacitated t y
ensuing feebleness. The Bitters, on tie
contrary, and because it enables, nt
forces, them to act a vast and fortuna e
difference perpetuates their activity and
regularity. The liver it beneficially stim
ulated, as the kidneys alio are, by th
medicine, which easUy conquers, al,
malaria, nervousness and rheumatism.
THE IOWA ENDORSEMENT.
The Memerial aa4 Reaolatlona Whir ta
Will Be Seat ta Caaareaa by the
Iwt Leslslatare lertalnlna; ta the
Following is complete, the memorial
and resolution to be adopted by the Iowa
legislature pertaining to the IIenn pin
Whereas, The question of cheap trans
portation by an interrupted water route,
between the Mississippi and the Atlantic
teaboard, by way of the great lakes, has
long keen one of all absorbing interest to
the people of the food producing states of
the northwest; and
Whereas, The general assembly of
Iowa has repeatedly memorialized con
gress tor tne construction of this water
route and urged upon congress the con
struction of the same; snd,
W hsreab, 1 he construction of this
canal has received more endorsement since
184 than any c her waterway on the
continent of America; and,
w here as. A bosrd of civil engineers
has surveyed, located and approved of
the construction of this waterway
from Hennepin to the Mississippi river
at the mouth of Rark river: snd.
herras, At the water convention
held Sept. Sd snd 4th in Cincinnati,
Ohio, a resolution passed said convention
urging upon congress to make an imme
diate appropriation tneretore: now.
therefore, be it
Iietolved, By the general assembly of
the slate of Iowa, that our senators and
representatives in congress are requested
to vote for and use their active influence
to effect such legislation by congress as
win secure an appropriation to commence
the construction ot said canal at an
early day, and they are slo requested to
vote a liberal appropriation therefore to
the end that said canal may be completed
ana opened to the commerce of the I
country at the earliest possible date.
Resolved, That the secretary of state
be, and he is hereby instructed to forth
with transmit a copy hereof to encli of
our senators and representatives in con
Josi.in, Jan. 23.
Mr. Fred Osborne, of Osborne, is said
to be very sick with ,La Grippe."
"La Grippe has got a firm grip upon
our vili Age merchant, Mr. A. G. Brewster.
John Fitzgibbnns has lost bis four-
year-old son. He died yesterday after a
Just as land gradually gets into fewer
people's hands, just so gradually will the
farmers of this country become a nation
of renters. Then look out.
on-psrtisansnip is all right in i:s
p ace, but non-parlisantbip never put a
single law upon the statute books. 1 o
laical parties are responsible for the
When President nrrison appointed
Judtre Brewer to the supreme bench of
the Lnited btatea he knew that bis ju
dicial record was decidedly in favor tf
the liquor interests and monopolies.
C Dai li s Kalnburn s little boy, who was
sick with diphtheria, died and was in-
ttned in Zuraa cemetery. Mrs. Cowiey,
of Moline, who attended the boy in his
sickness, took the dtseace, but is now
better and has returned home.
Mr. White's oldest son of Zuma, and
John Moore's daughter, ef Coe, are down
with diphtheria. In fact, with one dis
ease ana another, there seems to he i
general line of complaints running
through tne whole community
henever a farmer is satisfied that
supply and demand shall govern the
price of that which be has to seli, and
tben will deliberately vote to have the
privilege of paying a high price for
everything be has to purchase, he seems
to say. ''Here, Lord, I give myself away
'lis all that I can do."
Quite a number have made the discov.
ery that their tsxes are higher this year
than last and there is a corresponding
amount ot chewing of cud and the hurl
ing of denunciations and anathemas
Some say "there is no chance but to
grin ind b sr it." Oibers say "if far
mers would only study their own inter
est taxation might be reduced."
In a debating society out west the
question was: Kesolved, "Thst f arm
ing I'ays At the close of an eloquent
address for the sfflrmstive, the Daniel
Webster who represented the negative.
opened the stove door and shoveled in
three pecks of corn, because it was
cheaper than coal, and as he closed the
door, he turned to the judge and said:
With these few remarks we close." It
is needless to say that the negative won.
Mr. Eire, who is visiting school direc-1
u-ra auu iaa...K oiutrra .ur a pujoio!.,,;,
Cromptonon Friday evening last. The
manikin ior wnicu air Cjtie is tuning l
orders, shows ever? portion of the human
anatomy, can he taken apart and be again
put together. I be dinerent parts are
made of thin steel plate, which will in
sure its durability. It is ly far the best
manikin we have seen.
A correspondent from Washington
writes: "At the first state dinner Riv
en by President and Mrs. Harri
son, the temperance sentiment of the
country received another rebuff. Four
or five wine classes were placed at
each plate and it is said that wine
flowed like water." The fact that the
president and Mrs. Harrison are serving
intoxicants at the executive mansion, is
a ercat disappointment to thousands of
temeranre men who voted for him.
Mcltcm is Pxnvo.
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by taking Hall's Catarrh Cure.
r. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, o.
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in busi
ness transactions, and financially able to
carry out any obligations made by their
West & Truss, wholesale druggists. To
Waldinsr. Kinnan & Marvin, wholesaled
druggists. Toledo. O.
E'H. Van Hoesen, cashier Toledo Na
tional bank, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. Price 75c
per bottle. Mold by all druggists
The condition of a certain cat in La-
moine, Me., is literally at sixes and sev
ens, che has seven toes on ber bind feet
and six on ber fore feet.
In the pursuit of the goou things of
bis 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 lor ague and
malarial diseases. Price, 50 cents, of
An exchange says it makes a woman
sick to keep a secret.
The best on earth can truly be said of
Griggs 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 akin eruptions. Try this wonder
bealer. Satisfaction guaranteed or
money refunded. Only 25c Sold by
Of the first stain or speck beware
Inst on your teeth vou may espy.
There is by far more danger there,
Than at the moment meets the eve.
Use Sozodont without delay.
And thus arrest the first decay.
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tribute circular; for particulnrn end references
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ir mi trade: ad-
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For Sale br Leading Dealers.
MT a Solely ty TOIL BAILEES, Troy.H.Y
The Hotel Eastman,
I.ITTI.K ItUCK. Altla.
The largest and fi next ItlXIKl IIOTKI. In
America, with the finest Bath Houocs in the world
connected, will open ( under msnascment of O. G.
HARBOH.of VWiite Aloun'atn llolelx) ror si-asonor
IHtK), J inuarr lSlh. Ticket" should be bought via
M. Liouis anu iron .Mountain c boutnern K K.
a, r.'.Vr v-.:-
r M t l ! IYMI J A.
lOU Itt'l'linl lior.ipv. nt-
as shown in cut. Oitrcft
(VMi. liiniunzH, P.PHimnt-
lin un.l Mal.-u ia. l'rlee STJ
Seut. l o. D., by express.
wiin run aireenon.
PETER 1. iMSKE.
117 M Aveuue. w York.
J. yi. I5EAKIVSLKY,
ATTORNEY AT LAVY-OiUce with J. T. Ken-
il worthy, 1725 Second Avenue.
WILLIAM J.U KS0X,
1 TTCRNEY AT LAW. Office in Rock Island
ft National Bank Building, Kock Island, Hi.
ll.D. SWEEKET. C. t. WALKER.
A TTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
il Office in Be::gstons : lock. Rock Island, 111.
McEMRT & MtEMRV,
TTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on good
n. security, make cobectionn, lielerence. Mitrb-
cll & Lynde, banker. Uflioe In IVolothce Mock.
THE liAILT AKrS.
TX1R MALE KVKKY KVEXINQ at Craatptaa'S
I Krws Staud. rive writs per coi-y.
D. S. S HUKEMAN,
RrTfiTECT ANnSCPKRINTRNDENT -Mara
io!Be Cinc.n ;ii. Chin: Bmna uBce ovet
first Nation! Bunk. Kock island. flS ly
ST. LUKE'S (X1TA; HOSPITAL,
0 THIRD AVENUE,
ttween Tenth ai4
WH. 0. KULP, Q. 0. S,
OFFICK KSMOVID TO
RoT'tn SS, 07, IS ami Vt,
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT. IA.
Trr A frTTTTTmE
Suocessor to Guthrie Collins)
UODtrtlClOr AXD JiUlIUer.
mnna i f fine work. All orders attended to
promolly nnd sitifnciinn enaranteed.
tOfl'.ce and shop No. ltlS Third avenue.
Pay Your Taxes
The Taxes for 18S9 are now
due and payable to the Collec
tor at County Treasurer's office
in court house building.
nKHII.II vrp.ll thraua IN-
WR rB. -,-yf AXTTT te CUH.K bT tbu Nw
ISIPROVCO"-IJ'iSV-Firr.TBIi: REIT ANS SUiMSSOItl
r ItKM'MI MUSK. Utile fT till. relttc pur. I
pom, mr ! NMNttlh. n r.k n.M. ri v Uif rwt. . him, ioui.
Uir, f-atlfiiiofw t'nrrmta nf KlHtrirltv throneh kll Vt'KAK
PAKTH. r.-.u.riDHhm to HI il.l H u4 tllitlHIlt HHTKIESUTH.
ClMtrttj l airwH ll ImU-ll;, or e I. rielt ;. la cash.
HKLT ad MMmn ('MMiillr Su. mm an. tTor,l a.oa Pal-
ataaeattt I'ariHt tn thro montlin. paiurhlt t rce.
BAKStS ELECTR1CC0., lasuaaiiast., CHICAGO. ILL
The first coal shipped into this market I
from Mercer county was from the mines I
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 the
market, and other merchants have adop
ted the same name and offering an in
ferior article for the genuine. Don't be
deceived, but buy the genuine celebrated
Mercer countv coal of T. 11. .lUs, on
Second avenue, opposite St. Joseph s
church. The office has not been removed,
but is there still, and is the only plane in
the market selling the old and genuine
article. Telephone 1036.
a. wis KB.
Winter & Lemburg,
Wholesale Dealers and Importer of
lilies and Lipors,
-.!. ana 1618-
i ri -r- a T7 m
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
m AflllVrl IIIIIITfifl
flSCBtr.KT STOCK. No preTkms eip-
ia rrnce requirea. wme ir utrnia. a.
I aSBlAASaaa ale Vm., M.alaiaaa, Mir to.
c "X. t
- hot nr" '
COS. WASH, ft Sd AVE. 8.
From 90 years1 exoenenca In HoaJ
pital and Private practice is enabledt
to guarantee radical cores in Chronic
or po sonons diseases of the blood,
tnroat.no e. skin, kidneys, bladder
and kindred organs. Gravel and stric
ture cored without pain or cutting.
rnose wno comet piste going to
Hot Springs for the treatment of any
private or blood diseases can be cured
for one-third the cost.
I AfllCQ "J tbia treatment a
-n w l j lov
lovely com ule i ion. free
from sa'lowness, freckles, eruptions,
etc., brilliant e e and perfect health
can be hsd. 3f That ''tired feel
ing" and all female weakness prompt
ly cored. Floatine, hesdaches. Ner
vous Prostratioc and Sleenlessness.
Ovarian troubles, Inflammation and Ulceration,
railing and displacements, spinal weakness and
( nance of Life. Consnlt the old doctor.
N F RVfl I I Q Physical and Organic weak-
' 1 4 " VJ v-M ness. nrematnre tiecar. evtl
forebodings, selt-distrnst, impaired memory, pal
pitation ot tne neart, pimpiea on the race, specks
before the EYE, ringiiu in the ear. catairh,
threatened consumption and every disqualifica
tion that renders marriage improper and unhappy
SPEEDILY and PERMANENTLY cured.
BLOOD AND SKIN
bon-ible In its result completely eradicated
without the une of rcercur Scrofula, Erysipe
I ta Fever bo es. Blotches, PI" p'es, Ulcers, pain
in the Head and Bones, hyphiltlc f-ore Throat aud
Tongue, Glandular enlargement of the Neck,
Rheumatism, etc., cured wh. n others hare failed.
HI I PTI I RP cured witn nt pain or bind
n U r l u n C r nre trom business.
IIPIMARV tSTRecently contracted or
U rtllUMn I . chronio diseases POSITIVELY
cured in 3 to N days hy a local remedy. No nau
seous arage use a. Medicines mailed or express
ed to any address free from observation. Char
ges fair. Terms Cah. Book and qnestion list
lac. A frimdly talk costs nothing.
HOI RS: to a. m. to VI m..t to S and 7 to 8 n m.
Snnday : 8 to 8 p. m.
JMb Wash. Av. S. KIHHEAPOX.IB. KIHH.
356 Jackson St.,
St. Paul, Minn.
Speedily Cures all Private, Nervous.
Chronic and BloaJ and Skin Diseases
of both Sexes, without the use
of Mercury or Hindrance
NO CURE, NO PAY.
Syphilis. Gleet. Strictnre, and all old. lingering
cases, where the blood bas become poisoned,
causing ulcers, blotches, sore throat and mouth.
pains tn the bead and bones, and all diseases of
the Kidaeys and Bladder, and all diseases se-
oiiired from exposure are CURED POtt 1 IPS.
Mm or all ages who are suffering from the ter
rible effects of Seminal weakness. Sexual debili
ty and loss of Sexual powt-r as the result of
Youthful Indiscretion, or excessea of mature
years, producing emiitsions, nervousness, loss of
memory. Jtc.. arc thoroughly and permanently
Dr. Feller, who has bad many years experience
in this specialty, is a graduate from one of the
leading mt dical colleges of the country. He has
Mkver failed in coring any cares that he has nn-
dertaken. Cases an t correspondence saredly
confidential, call or write tor list or qnesttons.
Medicines sent hv mail and express everywhere.
Dr. Jhn Dyk'S
IF NOT, TRY IT.
I r Sal, Kicry wk-T. .
EARTZ i BAIIXSEX, Wholesale Atrcnls.
1IARTZ & BAHNSEX.
Wholesale Aqents, Rock Ilsrd.
C.H.PEARSON & C2.-3
BALTIM O R E,Ma
Dr. Tait Butler,
(Assistant State Veterinarian of Iowa)
'ITT- : ni. :
(Snccessor to Dr. I. D. Rutherford.)
Office hours 11 a. m. to s p. m.
Dentistry a Specialty.
Office : Coyne's Feed Stable, Market aquare,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
F. C. Hoppe,
No. 1808 Second A.ve.,
Rock Island, 111.
All kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jobbing doiic on short
notice and sauiifsction guaranteed.
Office and ehop 1412 Fourth ave., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Has opened his New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
where he would De pleased to see his friends.
rtj-All kinds of drinks as well a Ale and Porter,
onlf place in the city where yon can get It.
H. D. FOLSOM,
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No. 1707 Second aveuue, Kock Island.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth Bt.
and Seventh Avenue,
9"AI1 kinds of Artistic work a specialty. Plans and estimates for all ktnds of buildings
furnished on application.
Carpenter and Builder,
Office and Shop No. 309 Eighteenth street.
EPlans drawn and estimates furnished.
OHLWEILER & SPILG-ER,
Shop Third avenue, between 10th and 11th streets,
(Fred Koch's old stand.)
1J"A11 kinds of Ctrnenter work and reysirins done Satisfaction guaranteed.
OTICK TO CONTRACTORS.
Sealed ptwpoaals will be received at the City
Clerk'a office, city of Kock Inland, until Monday
the 3d flay or r ebrtiary, A. 11. 1WW. at 6 o does r
a. forconatrncting ihe improTenienta ordered by
ordinances of said city, which were adopted
November 16ih and December 16th l!vs. respec
tively, and are entitled "an ordinance ror tne im
provement of Second av.nue from the west line
of Fourteenth street to the west line of Ninth
street in the city of Rock Island:" also, "n or
dinance for the improrement of Twentieth atreet
rrom tne north line or Mrst avenue to ine m
line of Ninth avenne in the city of Bock Island
and for the Irvving of a special tax therefor,
and for furnishing the materials and doine the
work according to the plana and specifications
The aaid Improvement ordered by said ordi
nances consiata of curbing with curbstones,
excavating, grading-. Improving and paving with
pavine brick of good qua lty, thirteen blocks of
streets in said title of aaid ordinances set onU
The aaid improvement most be constructed,
and the materials therefor furnished must be in
accordance with the plana and rpeclfications for
said Improvement on die in the aaid city c'eik'a
office, at which aaid office, aaid plans and specifi
cations are open to the inspection of all persona
interested therein. Contractors are to furrieh
samples of brick with which work Is to bs done
Bricks used in the work must correspond with
the samples in quality and stvle. All bids must
be accompanied with a certified check in the sum
of Five Honored Dollars, payable to the order of
me city treasurer or aaid city, which shall De
come forfeited to said city in case the bidder shall
fail to enter into contract, with approved sureties,
to execute the work for the price mentioned in hia
bid, and according to the plane and specifications,
in the event that the cont. act should be awarded
The contractor ia also required to obey the ordi
nance relating- to the ei?ht hour labor system for
contract work done by the city of Rock Island,
passea Novemoer etn. 13SV.
Blank bids will be famished on application at
the city clerk'a office. All bidders and ether
persons may attend at the opening of said bids.
The riRht to reject any and all bids or propo
sals received la Hereby expresaly reservea. -
K'jdekt hukulkk. ;tty t ierx.
Dated this Vtb day of January, 18)
STATE OF ILLINOIS, lM
Rock Island Couktt, j
In the Circuit Court of said county to the January
Catherine Moore, Samuel W. Lincoln, M. V.
nicuaraa, nana Lge, at. w. Woodford, L. J.
Bengtston, Burton Malcolm, James F. Moot-
f ornery, Martha Thomaa, Rosilie Coryn,
teaire Coryn and Mary J. Macbeth,
W. B. But field, Reuben Wells. The Unknown
Heira-at-law of Joel We 11 a, deceased , Dennis
Warren, William A, Noorsa, Laura A. Noore,
Jane M. Weatherhead, Elixa Babcock, Eunice
L. Mill, Louisa i. Bryant and Antonetts Henry
Affidavit of the non-resldenee of the aaid W. B.
Borfield, Reuben Wells and Louisa J. Bryant, and
that the heirs at law of Joel Wells, deceased, are
unknown and made parties aa tne unknown heirs
at law of Joel Wella, deceased, baring been Sled
In the clark'a office of the circuit court of Hock
Island county, atate of Illinois, notice la therefore
hereby given to the aaid non-resident defendanta,
and unknown heirs of Joel Wella, deceased,
that the complalnama filed their bill of comprint
in aaid court on the chancery aide thereof on the
z7th day of November, lass, and that thereupon
summons issued out of aaid court, wherein said
nit ia now pending, returnable ou the first Mob
day Io the month of January next, as ia by law
Now, unless yon, the said non-resident defen
dants above named, and the nnknown h-ira at law
of Joel Wella. deceased, a hall 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 aaid eomplainant'a bill of complaint
and the aame and the natters and things there
in charged and stated will be taken as con
fessed, and a decree entered against you accord
ing to the prayer of said bill.
Rock Island, 111., December, tS, 1889.
GEO. W. GAMBLE,
Clerk of Circuit Court.
j W. R. Moors axd Gtrrsa ASwbibit, Solicitors
uv vwajiiw llama).
DAVIS & CO., :
A complete stock of
Pipe, BrasB Goods, Packing,
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc.
Sole Agents for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
We guarantee every ore perfect, and will rend Caps,
Twenty day's trial, to responsible parties.
Safety Heating Boilers and Contractors for
furnishing and laying Water, and
1713 First Ave ,
Reck Island. Illinois.
Telephone U4S. Reeidecce Telephone 100.
and the well known drink "Half and 'alf," the
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L . K R R
UXCt FEES U K
. a Knrlr TilnnH
Public notice la hereby given that The Moline
and Kock Island Horse Railroad Company, will,
at a meetir.g uf the city council of the city ot
Rock 1-land, to be held on Monday the 3rd dar of
February, A. D lP90,attheci y conncil rooms tn
the city ol Kock Island in the state of Illinois
(ai d at all subsequent meetings.) present Its pe
tition to aaid city council reqnerling said city
council to gran it the right to construct, main
tain and operate a double or single track atrect
railway npon and along Nineteenth street in aaid
city from the Intersection of aaid street with
Second avenue to its intersection with Thitd ave
nue in snld city ; also upon and along Fifteenth
street t aaid city, from its Intersection with
Third avenue to i's intersection Hh Fonrth ave
nne, and from said last named Intersection weat
npon and along Fourth avenue tp its Intersection
with Fifth street, and also from the intersection
of Fonrth avenue and Ninth street south npon
and along Ninth street to Eleventh avenne in
said city, with the right to connect t-e aame
with the tracts of said Horse Railroa-1 Company,
and of the Union Street Railway Company, and to
operate the aame in connection therew.th.
Dated this 2-'d day of January, A. D. 1890.
Tax Molinx and Rock Island Uobsx Bail
lOt By C. B. HOLMES, ProaHent
ES'l ATK OF FREDERICK W. KKL
To all Whom jt may Concern: Notice la here
bv elven that on the 4 h day of February, A. I).
1SM0, the nnderalgned. administratrix of the ea
tate of Frederick W.Kellerstiaas, deceased, will
aupear before the Hon. Lucian Adams, judge of
the Probate court of the coun'y of Kock I -land and
state oi Illinois, at the office of the county cler of
said county in the eity of Kock Island, and apply
for an orderof said court for leave to ai 11 certain
notea and accounts belonging to said estate, that a
petition has thia day been filed in said court ask
ing for an order to sell aaid notes and accounts,
and a list of the same has been filed with aaid pe
tition, to which list and petition all persons are
Kock Ifland, Illinois, January 17th. 1S80.
MARO - RET B. KELLEK9TKA38.
Administratrix of the estate of Frederick W. Kel
K. W. HcHST.AU'y for Administratrix.
HAS PURCHASED THE
and bas removed to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
fjyHe solicits the trade long enjoyed
by hia predecessor and as many new
customers as wish to faror Lira with
Big G hit l vet: unive:
sal satisfaction In lbs
cure ot Oonorrtia-a and
Gleet. 1 prescribe It and
feel uf e in recoin mem:
in It to all eurrercra.
A. I. fcTOXER, .P.,
fold hy Druaa-iat.
for urn mini
I PAttTIVF For LOST or FAILING HANBCOP;
ft mail 111. Geaer'. and BEEVOUS DtBiLllSj
AflTfTJ X Weakaeaa of Body and Sfmd: Kitccts
J KJ JTV JT of Krrora or Exeeases in Old or Young,
aafcaat, Ikaal aalOOn fullr Illirr4. baa ta KaUrfT a4
Smactfcaa WVAK.CSMItVtLOl'F 0 OKI. INS k FAitTHof BODY.
Akaalutala aaftUlta HOBK TUK.TaaT-lkarl. la a tfar.
Bra taaUff fraa 41 SlaUa, Trrrttarlaa, aa4 Farv fraatrtaa.
taaaaa rHU tkam. Saat. fall rialaaatlaa, aa4 araoh BaUaS
as. aasraas Uli MIOIGAl KB-SUIIMS, B. I.
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