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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1890.
BILL NYE NOTES SOME LITTLE
ODDITIES OF AMERICANS.
The Umlertaker'a Confession Penniless In
New York City An Alleged Illlnola Jim
tlee nf the Teaee nnd His Murrlugn 1.1
(Copyright Edgar W Nye.)
A lnwyer in the parlor car of a went
hound train yesterday showed me a
eopy of a curious document illustrating
the crude methods of early times in the
west, and also the light and velvety
touch with which social laws were ad
ministered when the country was new.
It is acopyof a kind of marriage license,
lis pendens, I would say, filed in 182S in
the court house at P 'i i i. Ills., and
reads as follows:
"To all the World. lirei-tintf:
Know ft that John Smith and Penny
Myert it In'tvliv nlitled to ro together
as married folks does, anywhere in Cop
eras prcciiK-t. and when my commission
comes I am to marry them for good and
date them hack to this time.
"E. M. B.. Justice of Peace."
Bit SAW THAT i was richly ct-othed.
Tins is a bona fide document, and
hows not only a wonderful command of
language and an artistic method of word
painting, hut illustrates also the fact that
a justice of the cacn often possesses a
kind and gentle heart.
I once knew a justice of the peace In
Chicago who was so tender hearted that
he had to nerve himself up by calling to
his aid the demon rum. He had an
office over a saloon and a dumb waiter
with a speaking tube to it. Before he
could assume the courage necessary to
pass judgment, or even tax the costs, he
had to tip the dumb waiter two or three
times in rapid succession. He died at
last, a vii'tim to his tender heart, and his
last words wtrr: "Why do you permit
those large heliotrope caterpillars, with
green stomachs and cold, wet feet, to roost
in my side whiskers?" Tie was a man of
deep research and a pleasing manner.
and during his last illness only bit his
wife once when his overwrought think
works had slipped a cog. While in his
right mind he was uniformly kind to his
family, and would not bite even the
We were sppaking after this of the in
creasing death rate and incidentally of
the terrible MKM in the undertaking
business, u In n a quirt old gentleman
cross the aisle sin. I M was surprised to
nolioe flint, in some of the cities it was
reported that Itta undertakers could not
keep up with tlio work or fill the orders
made on them
"There M business on earth," he
said, "that ought to he ready for an
mergencv any easier than the under
taking husun 1 used t. . be an under
taker myself, but reformed two years
ago and retired. I am able to live with
out It now. and I am willing to state
that the dntli rate must increase a good
deal faster than it has before undertaking
need be bustled or crowded very mud
"In tbe lirst place, it would surprise
you to know how cheaply they can make
a coffin. I've known lsreaved relatives
to pay for a handsomely fitted up and
tnorouglily lined cottln. and get n p,ne
box -i nli knot holes in it. lined tnostlv
with fluted confectioner's paper and cov
ered with cheap black cloth. I had stock
in a coffin factory for three years, and
we could make one of these receptacles
nbout us cheaply as you could a peach
basket. A coffin that is covered, as the
iiiowt of them are n . i . a irttv cheap
affair before it gets its dress suit on.
We used lumber that couldn't be used
anywhere else, the knots were so large
and liable to dropout. We, of course,
knew the sizes of our customers, and so
aimed to ko arrange it that if there was
a large knot hole we would work it on
a large person so that he couldn't sift
through on his way to the grave.
"There is a very good profit in tins busi
ness tedeed, and the deeper the grief of
tbe family the more you can sock it to
them OH the pVsTM without lieillg discov
ered. Cremation was all that we were
ever afraid if. That would have knocked
us all to pieces, iwi'i some day it will do
it too. The present methods are too
tempting to the shrewd American un
dertaker. "We got $85 for a little white casket
once. It was marked 'Our Pet.' I
hated myself for charging that price, for
we cleared $70 on it. and I couldn't cat
my meals nil da y. I took it up to the
house wishing I could wear a mask like
other burglars, who climb over a corpse
or two in order to get a few dollars.
There was white crape on the door, and
all was hushed uIkiui the house. People
who passed walked on their toes, and
held their own children a little tighter
by the hand till they got by, for fear
that Death himself might yet lie lurking
behind a tree box in the neighborhood.
"Well, I went lack after I'd delivered
the casket, and next dav I found that It
was for a little doc that had never been
deodon . I during Ida life, and who had
not relented even in 'loath.
"His niistre-s toll me. that he was a
very talented d v an. I knew as much as
shedid herself. Her bursting heart was
still hop nnd so I did not contradict her."
I had nn odil experience when lust in
New York, mid I will tell it liecause It
may interest others who have passed
through a similar one. I hud lieeri up to
Harlem for the evening, addressing a
large and spellbound audience of people,
mast of whom hung on my lips for quite
a while. 1 hud gone up town with
friends who pan I my elevated fare and
bade me night ut One Hundred and
Twenty-fifth street. I was in full even
ing dress and the flush of social success
was on my brow While waiting for a
South Ferry train I took a morning
paper from my pocket and read that my
Income was estimated at f 1,000 per week.
1 u Just nguriug out what this would
"mount to 1., nmmn I lived to lie Of. vsnra
OKI. whan it
oaaviisu to ma tht th
ul,n,u Bo 1 want
to The window with my largo valise con
taining my working clothes and asked
for a ticket.
Reluctantly the salesman tore one off
and shoved it out at me. The train came
just then, and I got nervous, for I could
not find any change. The train went
away, and still I did not discover any
change anywhere. The ticket man told
me to go away and give those who had
money a show. I went away.
You know how earnestly you feel in
your pockets under those circumstances.
Finally it was clear that I had no money
in those clothes.
I thought I would take me bag down
stairs, where I would be less disturbed,
and open it. Very likely I would find
some money in my working clothes. I
got in the shadow of an iron post and
opened the bag. Slowly and carefully,
vet earnestly, I went through the gar
ments as people came along and lookea
over my shoulder to see what kind of
clothing I had. I did not find any money.
but I came near being arrested twice
while I was ascertaining the fact.
I put back most of the clothes in a
hurried manner and, clutching wildly at
my hair, wondered what to do next. I
could not ring for a messenger, or if I
did 1 could not pay him when he came.
Just then a little bov with purple lips
and watery, hungry eyes came along and
begged me to buy an evening paper of
of him. He saw that 1 was richly clothed,
and no doubt he had read of my
princely income also. 1 felt that he had.
He put his cold nose against my hand
and said he would sell me two good pa
pers for a cent.
But I could not give assent.
Then he offered to carry my bag for
roe. I said no, I thought it was doing me
much good to carry my luggage that
way. It was bringing hack the flush of
health to my cheeks. He cried and said
he hadn't had anything to eat all day. 1
believed it. He looked like it. I felt in
my vest pocket and found a troche. I
gave it to him. He said that he seldom
ate troches. Then I told him it was all I
"My poor boy," said I, "you have as
much money to-night as I. We will walk
the streets together. I am a victim to
the dress suit. Also the other suit.
look haughty, but I am not. I cannot
even call a messenger. No matter how
small his hand might be, I could not
call him. We will sleep in a coal box,
you and I. You can take the front side
or I will, just as you choose."
"What's your business, IkwsV" mur
mured the lad.
"I lectured this evening here at One
Hundred and Twenty-fifth street.
"Well, why don't you tackle some of
"You forget, my son," I said, "that
this is after the lecture. It would not
do now I Better so. Better so."
It was while we stood thus together
looking in at a restaurant, shivering to
gether and feeling that republics are ex
tremely ungrateful, that I caught sight
of a well remembered figure. It was
our agent and treasurer. I hailed him.
"Why. I thought you had gone home
an hour ago," he said.
"DID YOU RXNO, MA'AM?"
"Well, I had intended to. but I hadn't
the means. Have you got $.500 that you
will let me have and charge up to me,
so that I will not hare to walk home
ever any more? You will see by this
morning's paper that I am thoroughly
responsible and fully able to identify
myself." Five minutes later Riley and
l arey, of The Century, and Maj. Pond
came nlong nnd enjoyed themselves con
versing with me about money matters.
That hour was like a nightmare, and
it covered a whole lifetime. I got a taste
of New York without funds. It was
nly sixty minutes, but my hair all of
it turned white in that time.
Speaking of our agent, Mr. Walker, re
minds me that he has to l.tok out for the
poet and me as he would if be were
managing two hives of bees or pet tmars
or a pair of Siamese twins or Blind Tom
and Mr. Crowley. He wakes us up,
dresses us, puts us on the trains, gets us
shaved, pays our bills, attends to our
laundry and tucks us into bed at night.
The other night he left a call for 7:30
a. m. for all three of our rooms. In the
morning he woke and saw by his watch
that it was 7:45. He rang his bell, and
when the tioy came he wanted to know
what Mr. Walker rang for.
"I wanted to be called."
"Well, what do you mean by that?"
"Well, I left a call and haven't been
The boy couldn't understand that the
call was for the three rooms, and so,
looking sadly and sympathetically at
Mr. Walker, he walked away.
Mr. Sam Harrison, an old hotel clerk
at Wheeling, W. Va. , was bitterly at
tacked a while ago by a traveling man,
who came down stairs with blood in his
"Why did you not call me this morn
ing?" he shrieked.
"I did." said the cool Samuel, trusting
in Providence to get out of it somehow.
"What time did you have me called?"
Mr. Harrison thought a moment, and
knowing the early trains left between 6
and 7, said, "1 called you at 5:30 a. in."
"You did not.''
"I know better."
"So do I know better. "
"Well, 1 can prove that you didn't."
" 'Cause I never told you to call me at
Sometimes the sang froid even of a
hotel clerk yields to that of the meek eyed
You hear queer orders at hotels some
times too. The other day a lady rang
her bell, and as we passed her door tbe
boy was just opening it in answer to her
cull. We could not help hearing what
abe said, for her door was ajar.
"Did you ring, ma'am?" queried the
"What did you wish?"
"Well, you may bring; me a small piece
of cheese, a pitcner of-ice wt tet and a
He brang them.
Too Much Confusion
Little Girl (who is travelini with her
mother in a sleeping car) I gu se I won't
have to say my prayers to-nigh! , mamma.
Mother Certainly . W hy not , r lossief
Little Oirl Why, in all this noise.
mamma, (Jod couldn't hear a ord I said.
Coal Valley. Jan. 29
Charles Blazer, of Black Hawk, was
Richard Calaban, Jr., is si me better
tbsn a week ago.
Coal business was brisk last week, but
it seems to be quiet at present.
Miss Mary Pryce attended the teach
ers' institute in nock island bi turciay.
Miss Emma Lees has c mmenced
teaching in the Hunt schou, Henry
Mrs. James Keed has beet ill for a
month past and is still in a woak condi
tion. It is not influenza.
There are a good many cas;s of influ
enza, but It has not interfere! with the
attendance of scholars at the school
There were no service at the P. M.
church on Sabbath. The Rev H. W. L.
Smith was sick with the Lt Grippe.
A freight train on the R I . & P. ran
over four colts opposite Killin :'s pasture
on Wednesday maiming one, aid three of
tbe animals were killed.
The county farm have packed their ice
house, which was taken off of a pond
they made on the farm last fall. It is
nice and clear. The work w ts all done
by the inmates.
The ice on the river was ten inches
thick last week, and the last four days of
it was well Improved in cuttii g, hauling
and packing. They are at lt today
Teams were on the river at early morning
dawn, rut the roads are getting bad.
The work on the new hospital building
at tbe county farm is well advanced.
The committee has selected a good fore
man and good workmen. Whin sheeting
and roofing, they hauled carpi nters from
here to advance the work, but when done
they reduced tbe force to its normal con
dition. They are finishing the inside
with three inch flooring (southern pine)
and have that part about completed. The
steam fitters are at work and the inside
is comfortable with the partial heal from
It Affects) the timiinl K n&rd
And ow its ravages exUnd to the
lower animals. A verterinury surgeon
says that during the past three wesks
many specific cases of Russitn influenza
have developed among the cat and canine
species. Tbe presence of the disease was
manifested in them in a ma'iner similar
to that in which its effects are shown in
the human the irritation of the throat,
bringing on coughing and snet zing. The
veterinary surgeon says he hi kept very
busy treating pet animals that are seized
hy it. Although no well e fined case
has appeared among horses, there la no
doubt but that many equities are suffer
ing from something that pre th resem
hies the complaint.
An average of fifteen horses a day in
the Moline avenue and also in the Union
railway car barns have he n sffdeted
dsily with an ailment simiUr to this
epidemic for some time.
r i. a n - :"K us
28- J F Beaumont to Then lore Elder
lot 8. block 52, Cbicagn ad. R i. (300.
29 Order declaring a fom dling chil
to be the adopted child of 3 ephen and
Margaret i Connor, and net taring trie
name of said child to be Jol n Stephen
Joseph O Conner.
Assignment of Abrsm Lreb. Order
authorizing assignee to sell red estate of
insolvent Petition of Straus . (.User A
Co , claiming certain assigned property
in naoris or ass gnee dismiss to us per
stipulation. Petition of L. A moo cfc Co
sustained and judgment in fat or of pet
tioner as per stipulation .
Osrtnania Lode Ho 6, A 0 0 W
Brothers of tbe above lodge are hereby
notified to assemble at their h ill on Fri
day tbe 31st inst., at 1 p m to attend
the funeral of our late brother, Peter
Ecker. All sister lodges of tins city and
Moline are respectfully invite, to attend,
especially Noble Lodge No. 1. the de
ceased brother having been oae of their
charter members of our belovid order
Henry Eutki, M. W
Rob't. Koeiiler, Rec'd. pio tern
iiur clearing sale has been so success
ful that we have decided to continue
through this week. Fine all henlle cur
tains from 94 75 to $15 00 This is the
chance of the season. C. F. Adams. 322
Brady street, Davenport.
We offer one hundred dol ars reward
for any case of Catarrh thai cannot be
cured hy taking Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Crenet & Co., T.ledo, O
Wc, the undersigned, havt known F
.1. Cheney for tbe last fifteen years, and
tielieve him perfectly honorable in bust
ness transactions, and financially able to
carry out any obligations male by their
West & Truax, wholesale druggists. To
Wslding, Rinnan A Marvin wholesale
druggists, Toledo. O.
E H. Van Hoesen, cashier Toledo Ns
tional bank, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is takei Internally
acting directly upon tbe blood and mu
eous surfaces nf the system. Price 75c
per bottle. Sold by all druggists
A planter at Monticello, 1 'la. , has a
Teady shipped this season 40 000 pound
of watermelon seeds.
The best on eartb can trul j be said of
Grigg's Glycerine Salve, whirb is a sure
safe and speedy cure for ci ts. bruises
scalds, burns, wounds and other sores
Will positively cure piles, tetter snd
other skin eruptions. Try Ibis wonder
healer. Satisfaction guartnteed
money refunded. Only 25c Sold by
Hub the Unms Wsl
with Snzodont when they become spongy
or detached from the necks r the teeth
Let them bleed freely and so r -cover their
tone and health. This Soz idont is the
heat remedial agent for disoaaed gum
and teeth. Try and learn.
Roumania baa 300.000 gypsies, and
In the treatment of rheum (tiam, gout,
neuralgia, tic douloureux, I3micrarjia,
sciatica, etc.. Salvation Oil abould be ap
plied to tbe parts affected, ant: thorough
ly rubbed in. so as to reach the seat of
the diseaae. It kills pain. Price 25c a
oft Coal for Sal
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
and Tenth avenue, at ten cent a per bush
el B. Da HBMBi
Aug. 80, 1889.
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 loweBt
current rates of interest, without com
mission. E. W. Hurst, Attorney at
law, Rock Island.
Modern Hoatss For Bale
On monthly installments hy Guyer &
Earth ft Babcoek. Dentists.
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special atten
tion paid to saving the natural teeth and
inserting teeth without plates.
Bursty on Bonds.
Those who are required to give bonds
in positions of trust, and who desire to
avoid asking friends to become their
sureties, or who may wish to relieve
friends from further obligations as bonds
man, should apply to the agent of the
American burelv Co., of New lork.
General Insurance Agent,
Rock Island, III.
Haufnl B.ood Relations
Hateful kindred are those sprung from
the parent stem malaria. They are
chills and fever, bilious remittent fever
umb ague snd ague cake. These foes
o bodily peace are all blood relations, as
there is no doubt that these vndemic
complaints are produced by contamina
lion of the blood by the miasmata exists
nt m both air and water in malarious
regions. Hontetiers Stomsch Bitters
xpels from the blood tbe virus with
which miasma infects, but it does more
than this It neutralizes the atmospheric
and aqueous poison snd its germs before
they have permanently fructified in the
ystem, and thus effectually protects
against it the fierce inroads of this dia
bolic brotherhood of diseases. Thus
it is not only a remedy, but also a pre
ventive, prompt in relieving, lasting in
fleet, perfectly efficient. Nervousness.
biliousness, dyspepsia and kidney trouble
also succumb to it.
According to the Harvard Lampoon,
there are two reasons why some people
don't mind their own business. One is
hat they haven't any mind: the other,
that they haven't any business.
Facts Worth Knowing.
In all diseases of the nasal mucous
membrane the remedy used must be nun-
rritating. The medical professirn has
been slow to lenrn this. Nothinsr satis-
facloty can be accomplished with
louches. snuffs, powders or syringes be
cause thfv are all irritating, no not
thoroughly reach the affccied surfaces
and should be abandoned as worse than
failures. A rati tiiude of persons who
had for years home all the worry and
pain that catarrh can inflict testify to
radical curia wrought by Ely's Cream
A one-legged tramp who jumps on and
n trams with the agllitv of a circus
actor is known to the train hands of every
railroad in the state of Pennsylvania.
In the pursuit of the goou things of
his world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures hy 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, lt is a perfect tonic, appetizer
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price, 50 cents,
1 he first tttrpon caught this season
with rod and reel was captured Tuesday
at St James on-the-Oulf. Fla.. by Or
Dusk. The fish weighed 125 pounds.
Who of us are witnout trouble be tbey
small or large'.' The blessings of health
are best appreciated when we are sirh
and in pain. A hacking cough, a severk
cold, or any throat or lung disease are
very troublesome; hut all of these may be
quickly and permanently ured by Ur
Kigelow's Cure. Safe and pleasant for
children . Irice Ml cents
Ruhy Vallev, Cal . boasts of snowdrifts
fifty feet deep .
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WY nl K -W',-- AVTTX IS CVRXI tT thl. N.w
IMPROKO - il- fiECTRiC IEIT AND SUSCfUSORr
or RK n -KiTir,.- ndVltY. a.rt. for tM. rclBc pur.
lf nl Ifcwrvttr. Wmssms. st' In. Iwli, Mild,
" ..n.lnuoM. Crmti of I i. -.-I-!- rhrnush .11 WKAK
Parts ri..nritie tn.m to Hk.l.TN 4 VIUnROI MHTRCXUTH.
TWslili iHrrM SVM In.i.ntl,. nr . forf.lt fVOon in rub.
SKI T moo -mi, . .!...-, i Miplrlr &. and nr.. Wor.l c
11, I urMi la cr.ro ronnirtn. re.ioa ntuurhiot I
HAND EN ELECTRIC CO., ial-M.u
DEN ELECTRIC CO is lH.ll Su , C
Paris Exposition 1SS9 :
i (.Kami ran I Mia mmuls.
VANILLA s ante QUALITY.
ASE FOB YF.LLOW WRAPPER.
FOR SALE EVERYWHERE.
The first coal shipped into this market
from Mercer county was from the mines
of R. B. Ellis in tbe fall of 1876. and
hence given the name it Htill bears. It is
well known to be tbe best sold in tbe
market, and other merchants have adop
ted tbe same name and offering an in
ferior article for the genuine. Don't be
deceived, but buy tbe genuine celebrated
Mercer countv coal of T. H. Ellis, on
Second avenue, opposite St. Joseph's
church. The office has not been removed,
hut is there still, and is tbe only place in
tbe market selling the old and genuine
article. Telephone 1036
Winter & Lemburg,
Wholesale Dealers and Importers of
Wines and Lipors,
Nob. 1616 and 1618
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Pay Your Taxes
I lie Taxes tor lby are now
dne and payable to the Collec
tor at Connty Treasurer's office
in court house building.
PETE II FREY,
A nice piece of land In Cordova townskip, belnt;
the west half of thu southeast quarter of section
nine in towaanip twenty, north ranife, two east
In Rock Island county. Illinois. The above lain
will be aold cheap and on easy term.. For par.
ticular. enquire of or address
K. K PAHMENTKK. A try at Law.
jam SO-dwtBi Rock Ialand. 111.
FOR SALE VALUABLE PATENT IM
provement or Elevators. Now Id operation at
Star Finishing Works, 2385 Hamilton St., Philada.
Pa; preserves life and limb; for fnll porticnlars
apply to ROBT J. WALKER, Inventor.
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, SJ6 Main St, ler.e
WANTED. A LADY TO MANAGE A
Branch office, at her own home, for the Fa
mous Female Specific "Orange Lliy"; a splendid
opportunity; address with stamp. The Dr. Coon
ley Medical Institute, South Bend, Ind.
TTT ANTED- AN OIL SALESMAN, ON COM-
W mission, for the Lubricating oil trade: ad
dress to The Oieterichs Oil
Co., 80 West Wash-
ington St., Chicago 111.
COMFORTABLE and ELEGANT,
For Sale by Leading Dealers.
BTd Solely by Wit. BAEKEE, Trey.N.7
The Hotel Eastman,
I.ITTI.K rock, ark;
The largest and finest RKMIHI HOTEL In
Americn, with tbe finest Bath Houses In the world
connected, will open (under management of O. G.
Barroh, of White Moun'aln Hotels) for season of
1890, January lMh. Tickets should be honght via
St. Louts and iron Mountain s, soutnern K K.
,A r.ik.- ..nr
'R-lll'SMlN. ft KKISH,
or MBlifUATCD VA-
IMklt K A T 1 1 at homeuilh
llKi: V TKT
as Mhiwti in cut. Citri-s
CMh, lafliM-nM, RhiMimat-
isin ana Malaria. jti fi?
Sent, C. O. D., by expross.
mwm t ii it ofeenoH.
pbtkb i. rara,
1179 Sl Avenue, New York.
J. M. BEA.K1LSLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with J. T. Ken-
worthy, 1TJ5 Second Avenue.
WILLIAM JA( KM IN.
A TTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Rock Inland
XI National Bank Building, Rock Island, 111.
K.n. SWKENEY. C. I WALK Kit.
SWtENEY & WALKEK,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
xi Office in Bengston's block. Rock Island, 111.
McEMRY k McEMRY,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan mom-v on eood
t security, inske collections. Reference. Mitrh-
ell .v Lymle. bankers. Office in PoMolhce block
THE DAILY A.RUCS.
TX)R SALE EVRKY EVENINQ at UraapMw
,'KKY EVENING at
Ktye seats per copy.
D. 8. HI HFREMAK,
A RCIilTIMT AND SUPERINTENDENT.
fLoffice Cinr;nnatil, Ohio; Branch
first National Bank, Rock Island.
ST. LUKE'S COTTAHE HOSPITAL,
(YS THIRD AVBMB, between Tenth
feb 14 tf
WM. 0. KULP, D. D. S.
OFFIOK RSMOVSD TO
Rooms . at, ts and
Take tlrvalor. DAVENPORT. U
W. A- GUTHRIE,
(Successor to Outhrie 4 Collins)
PUn trial t-Mimnt. - fnmifitd. A eperUHy
mdA cf nt work . All nruen ittemlod to
luaautll and xsttsfactinn cnarantoed.
iffice and shop No. 1M Third aveuue.
otiok to contractors.
Sealed proposals will be received at the City
Clerk's office, city of Rock Inland, until Monday
the Set 1kv of February , A I) ISlsi. st rl o -lot k r
at. for construct Hit' the improvements ordered by
ordinances of said city, which were adopted
November loth and December ltith 1S"S, resper-
ttvely. and are entitled "411 ordinance for the im
provement of tecond hv nue from the west line
of Fourteenth street to the west line of Ninth
street in the city of Rock Island ; " also. "An or
dinance for the improvement of Twentieth trce t
from the north line of First avenne to the south
line of Ninth avenue in the city of Rock Island
and for the si. . I tat of a special tax therefor.
and for furnishing the materials and doing the
work according to the plans and specifications
tne rex or.
The said improvement ordered by said ordi
nances constMs of curbing with curbstone.
exravatiiiL. CTHdlng. Improving nd paving with
paving brick of good qua ity, thirteen blocks ot
streets in said title of said ordinances set out.
The said Improvement must be constructed,
and the materials therefor furnished mii"t be in
accordance with the plans and specifications for
said improvement on file in the said city e'e k's
office, at which said offire. said plans and specin
cations are open to the inspection of all persons
nterested therein. Contractors are to rnr Ish
samplus of hrick with whirh work Is to ha done
the sample! in quality and style All bids must
inaniea with a rertiilt tl chert in thi
of Five Hundred Dollars, parable tn the order of
the city treasurer of said ritv, which shall he-
come forfeited to said city incase tbe bidder shall
fall to enter into contract, with approved sureties,
to execute the work for the price mentioned in his
tn the eent that the tout. act should be awarded"
The contractor Is also reanired to obey the ordi
nance relating lo the eitht hour labor system for
contract work done by the city of Rock Island,
passed November 4th. 1W.
Blank bids w 11 be furnished on application at
the city clerk's offlce All bidders and ether
ersons may attend at the oprnins ot said ma.
he richt to reject anv and all bids orptopp-
sals recelwd is hereby expressly reserved
K IBEliT KOKHLKK. City UlerK.
Dated this 9th day of January. 1MM1
Public notice 1 hereby eive a that The Moline
and Kock Island Horse Kailroad t ompauy, will.
at a meeting of the ritv council of the city ot
Kock Island, to De held on Monday me 3rd uav or
February, A. D 1P90, at the cl y council rooms in
the city of Rock island in tne state or Illinois
land at all eubsennent meetings. ) present its pe
tition to aaid city council requesting said ctty
council to cran it the nebt bo construct, mam
tain and operate a double or siueie tracE street
railway upon and alone Nineteenth street In aairl
ritv from the Intersection of aald street with
erond avenue to its intersection wun i nito ave
nne In said city ; also upon and alonu' Fifteenth
street in said city, from Its Intersection with
Third avenue to it intersection with Fourth ave
nue, and from said last named Intersection west
tinon and alone Fourth avenue to its Intersection
with Fifth street, and alao from the intersection
of Fourth avenue and Ninth etreet south etion
and alone Ninth street to Eleventh avenne in
said city, with the nent to connect t-e same
with the tracks of said Horee Railroad Company,
and of the Union Mtreet Km I way Company, and to
operate the same in connection therew.tb.
Dated this 22d day of January, A i. if.
The Moi.ink and Rock Island Hohsx Kail
lOt By C. B. HOLMES, Prcii leut.
lf.8Va.TI OF FREDERICK W. KE1--
To all Whom It may Concern : Notice t here
by given that on the 4' h day of February, A. D.
lrtttO, the undersigned, administratrix of the es
tate of Frederick W. Krlk-rst isss. deceased, will
appear before the Hon. Luc ian Adam', ludee of
the Probate court of tbe county of Rock I. land and
stale of Illinois, at the office of the county cler of
said county in the ellv of Kock Island, and apply
for an orderof said court for leave to sell certain
note and accounts belonging to said estate, that a
petition be this day been nteu in sain court ask
ing for an order to sell aaid notes and accounts.
and a list or itie same uas neen men umi saiu pe
tition, lo which list and petition all persons are
Rock Island. Illinois. Jannarv ITth. 1890.
MARQaRET B. KELLKRSTRAStl.
Administratrix of the estate of Frederick W. Kel
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Office boon 11 a. m. to 8 p. m.
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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
SATURDAY, Feb. 1st,
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where be would he pleased to see his friends.
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CW Plans drawn and estimates furnished.
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STATE OP ILLINOIS,
Kock Iblakd Cocstti.
In the Circuit Court of said county lo the January
Catherine Monre, Samuel W. Lincoln, M V.
Richards, Hans Late. M. W. Woodford, L. J.
Bengtston, Burton Malcolm. James P. Uont-
fomery. Martha Thomas Roellle Coryn,
leslre Coryn and Mary J. Macbeth.
W. B. Butfleld, Reuben Wells. The Unknown
Heirs-at-law of Joel Wells, deceased, Dennis
Warren, William A. Nourse. Laura A. Nonrse,
Jan M. Weatherhead, Elica Babcock, Eunice
L. Mill, Louisa J. Bryant and Antonette Henry
Affidavit of the non-residence of tbe said W. B.
Burnetii, 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 or Joel went, uei-easeii, uavtnK beeu tiled
in tbe clerk's oBce of the circuit court of Hock
Ialand county, stale of Illinois, notice Is therefore
hereby given to the said non-resident defendants,
aud unknown belra of Joel Wells, deceased,
that the complainants tiled their bill of complaint
in said court i ti tne i naui ery s'ne meteor on the
7th day of Noveraker, lstMt, and that thereupon
summons issued ont of ssv d court, wherein said
salt is now pending, returnable on the first Mon
day tn tbe month of January next, as is by law
Now. unless you. the aaid non-resident defen
dants above named, and the unknown bt Ira at law
of Joel Wells, deceased, shall personally be and
appear before said circuit court on the first day
of the next May irm thereof, to be holden at K.k
Island la and for aald county, on the first Mon
day in May next, and plead, answer or de
mnr to the said complainant's bill of complaint
and the same and the matters and things there
in charged and stated will be taken as con
fessed, and a decree entered against you accord
ing to tne prayer or sua diu.
Rock Island, 111.. December. Sg. 1M89.
GEO. W. GAMBLE.
I i,iers oi circuit vourt.
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