Newspaper Page Text
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1890.
AFTER THE SNOW STORM.
Each tall Qr atanda In Int.- array.
K keen north wind la whittling by,
Tha clouds take wing and ail away.
Like hiuje array birds, serosa tha aky ;
While through the pasture, bleak and cold.
4 stream's black wlndlntr I can trace.
And o'er yon mountain, ruarrrd, bold.
The new moon show froaty faoa.
Herbert Baahd In Outing
MIDST BATTKRED FACKS.
Somehow It wM mv hovisb ambition to he
numlerel with the newspaper maker; thus
1 learned the printer's trade 1 might, per
hape. have done better in the tinsmith line;
but what poetry was there In curving jointa
of tove pipel What Inspiration in mending
greasy milk can, and grimy tea pot! Yet
the proeal'- boy went o work with the solder
ing Iron when I went to nicking type,, mar
ried the belle of the village and own, the best
house in town, while I .!.. well! I am
pointed out a, the tlutinffuUhexi author of
"An Ode to a Pin," with no house at all and
a chattel mortgage on all my bachelor effects!
I blosenml out in Journalism, after wrr
Inga due apprenticeship, a the soletiitor
and proprietor of The Had Hollow Spectator,
printed In a sleepy little town in Western
New York. The village had some prospects
of future greatness when I Hunched The
Spectator, but the great Duradogo railroad
that was to give the place a boom adopted
another route, and the proud hopes of Ond
Hollow were forever crushed
One night late lu October I turned the key
In my office door and started down the de
serted street for my lodgings. I had passed
the livery bam, and was making good head
way up the dilapidated sidewalk, when I
heard a voice calling ute. Turning, I saw
for the raooti was at Ita ssoith a lad ap
proaching me from the opposite si, le . .f MM
street on what is vulgarly called a dog trot.
"You'ra the ink -dinger of The Spectator,
ain't yerf'sBid the boy. evidently in some
uneasiness of mind.
I recognised my interrogator a a strange
lad who had drifted into town in the early
summer, who 'vborod it" here and there and
made bis home In the cast off box of an old
stage coach long since removal from its
trucks and laid to rest among the tail weeds
by the roadside. This temporary abode of
the youthful tramp was variously dubbed as
"The Arlington," ' The Ark," "The Friendly
Inn," and some Ironically disposed persons,
flinging awav all reverence, even went so far
as to call it The Saint's Rest," for the hos
pitable teuaut. Master Jap. gave lodgings to
pilgrims mostly bibulous character,, who in
their cups feared u go homo ami face a
frowning world or rather a DfOWatag
I assured the lad that I wh, the veritable
luk slluger, and he coutuiuatt:
U e, sir, there's a strange man a-shiver
In' ovet i, the ark--shiverlu' though hit
bonus would rattle out of his hiilo and couu
pel tin' down on the floor like bail stone. And
do you mind, sir, bow cold It IbtT The hoy
waa himself shivering, and the dead grate,
stiff and gray with frost, crackled uuder his
feet as be tw i.t mI tack and forth uixii Ids
"It is rather bracing," 1 replied, sinking
my hands still deeper Into my pockets.
"Now 1 were timiktn'," continued the lad
"as bow we might give the poor fellow better
accommodations for the night by dumping
him inter your office by tho tire. Oi' course,
I've given him the best In The Arlington
Senator Turntable's owu private parlor an'
covered him up the best i could with an old
cart wheul, but there', a spoke or two broken
out of the wheel an' must let In a heap of cold. '
I could not help smiling at the Imv's dp. II
ery, nor from feeling somewhat solicitous
about the stranger under tho cart wheel, lu
which wheel there were sundry spoke raiss-
iog, so Jap and I started for the Arlington
On arriving at the inu, so called, 1 1 ' M
a very thin man snuggled in a corner, hug
flag himself tightly, as if to concentrate
what little beat there was left In the various
and remote parts of bis long, lank body.
bad never before seen so thin and wasted a
form. The face, closely shaven, appeared al
yes and forehead and such eyas: so dark
and so luminous I bad no sooner beheld the
stranger than I resolved to give bun better
accouitnodaUons in The Spartutor ..111. . He
gold at least sit by the Ore. If the thiu
gentleman should even run off with the cd
tor! shears and the papar come out a day
late on account of the theft, I'd let him in
and abide the consequence.
"Lome, suid 1. addressing the stranger
"we bavea more comfortable place for you.'
The man did not answer, but arose and
stepped feebly forth from the box. Jap
and I led the wav ami soon had him
Inside tlio thVe. I sat before him
bottle of tuach bitters (taken on
advertising i outracti and some broken
victuals, the residue of my noonday lunch
i also made a ll on the floor of old
newspapers un I replenished the fire with
chunks of wood W hen Jap and I left tie
office the man sat by the stove i . iiu won
denngly nfimit upon the type and printing
utensils. I asked Jap to shure the comfort
of the office, but bo declined, saying ho pre
ferred hi, old nest at the Inn
I arose earlier than usual the next morning
and hastened to the office to turn out my
lodger. To my surprise the place was al
randy vacated my guest had absconded
Had the thin man vaiitiired too near the open
draught of tne stove and Iwen sucked int.. the
Are' Had he gone tip the flue. In vapor! As
1 wa not quite sure that bo was at all mor
tal, 1 did not long harrow my feebug with
the thought If he were tndeeo a ghost, he
donbtbw made his exit through tho key hole,
if mortai, he could eiiaili have clamle-rcd out
at the window Nothing appeared to be dis
turbed, and 1 went about cleaning up the
shop congratulating myself tbut M one, save
Jap, would know of my nocturnal visitor.
It was publication day, and all wit, bustle
about the office till The .Spm-tutor was printed
and sent forth to gladden the hearts of its
numerous readers Then the printers, my
self with them, mounted their stools, and
with a sigh of relief commenced filling their
"What infernal nonsense I- tlii-l" exclaimed
Bob. the foreman, rising to a perpendicular
on the rounds of his high chair, and gazing ut
the partition wall just above bis case. "It's
the most iLc'.iiuo.Tit cong.omcration of Jingle
and prose, that. 1 ever beheld Blast it!
There's something uncanny about it. One
would think a corpse had been prowling
round the office. "
Following Bob's eye, 1 In-held a scrap of
paper pasted to the wall, on which were writ
ten in bold characters the following mysteri
Hated, bunted and be-ranted
Lxad as "Las," but never planted.
Entombed midst battered fsoss.
Broken leads and bant up spaces
In the "pi,"
Cri shall not be boiled.
aaTThrow in sll dead matter
"A prank of the kid," said one of the com
Bob pronounced It the work of old Sile
Brown, the lunatic, while I thought of my
ghostly hxlger and said uover a word.
"Well," said Hob, "I guess we'll let the
scrawl remain a, a specimen of high art ver
sification, (trim wanderer," ho added pa
thetically, "may you never 'la boiled' at
least, not so extensively as was poor old
Bnt 1 made up my mind tbat the paper
should come down, so, one day, I loosened
a corner of it witb my composing rule, when,
to my great fright, down came a shower of
mortar upon my defenseless pate. A yard
or more of banging plaster bad tumbled
from the celling. Never from that time
forth did I lay sacrilegious hands upon tbat
Some tine- along in midwinter a traveling
compositor struck town, and was given a
temporary "sit" on The Spectator. He was
a veteran at the case, and bad evidently seen
a good deal of tho world. Like all of his
class, our new man was a most entertaining
conversationalist, and together we spent the
evenings smoking our pipes around the old
office stove, while be talked of far countries,
of people of note, of footlight favorites, of
brakamen who had kindly permitted him to
snuaake luniMait m the corner of a coal car as
sag -U' "" Vts, from one
4sfsV of work. Extol
ling the philanthropic brakeman, In one of
our siestas, he rounded up his glowing tribute
by exclaiming: "When Tatervine Joe meets
a smutty faced brakeman he meets a brave
heart, a true heart- -rough it may be, but
full to overflowing with the milk of human
"Tatervine Joe," said I, "who's Tatervine
"Well, sir, I'm Tatervine Joe that is, I'm
known by that cognomen to many of the
craft. I used to sing tbo grasshopper and
tatervine song with such true artist lo feeling,
that I became so entangl"! in the vine tbat it
ititi td me long after the boy refused to
listen more to my melodious ditty."
Tatervine," said I, "I've got a song for
von to sing. It has awaited your coming a
good while." And I led him to the mys
terious writing on the wall over ttoti s case.
The new compositor read tho line, and,
turning to me with moistened eyes, said:
I will tell you a short story. Two men.
both t vpe stickers, otic- left New Orleans tor
the diamond Meld, of South America. They
went for ail venture and to better their for
tunes. One never was married; the other
wati a young widower, who left, behind, in
the care of a relative, a sweet little maiden
over whose hend four summers had flown.
The father idolized the child. He. of the two
adventurers, went forth with a purpose. To
gain for the child was his one motive in life.
He worked hard ami fortune favored him.
Of the two who returned after live years'
toil ami privation, he, the father, had treas
ure both moiiMV and sparkling getna But.
las! the relative into whose keeping the
child was intrusted hud died. Of the girl no
trace could he found. Some affirmed that
ana, too, was dead. This broke the fond
father's heart and quite tur ned hi, head.
"He searched for hi chill, but In vain.
To think,' said he, 'of robbing myself of the
sunshine of herpresen.se so many years for
the paltry treasures of the mine -one loving
smile from her lips would buy them all! Ah,'
continmsi he, 1 once had a heart hV,h it
has turned to crystal now. In my bosom I
shall put these fateful stones. Though light,
thev seem to crush me. 1 will carry t hem
unseen, in penance. I set my hen it on them;
they shall now sit on mv heart yea, they
shall be my heart. Henceforth I am dead"
The man grew thin ami wasted, and he wan
dered afar. His friend saw him last some
three years ago. Ijiter, he received a letter
from the wanderer. It was mostly an in
coherent muddle the stony heart was crush
ing him the nil!, of darkness coveted bis
iKinee they would boil him into glue of the
glue they would make an inking roller and
spread darkness over the In if the heavens
"Hold on, Tatervine," said I. "the riddle is
solved. You are the friend; and thi
pointing to the scrawl, ' is the wanderer's
lat's-t inissage to vou " Tln-n I told him of
my thin lodger of that cold ( Vtols-r night
"He's buried his heart bis burdensome
treasure his diamonds in your 'hell box,'
' midst tattered faces.
Rrokcu WwtJs and bent up space,."
said lalervine. mere, a i nn nience u
that," he continued, "for I have found hi
lling lost daughter."
Sure enough, then- in the receptacle for
old and broken types, moused m a small can
vassack, were the "shiners" and the follow
IrR Tatkkvine as Vim migrate it I, imsMihU
that you may strike t'os place I bur) my bean
hi this Is, x You mil) .n.l It It n ill net l hut
densouie to y.iii. Tin- aectimisl diamond, are
yours if IWsie is dead II you find them not,
they mar tie a benefit to the p. or lad who Is try
Ing to run a first class o In thi, woebegone
town He was kind t'. nie. Imt yen have nlwayn
been my friend I shall Mot Is- boiled I I go t
Niagara Falls to-morrow You know what Is?
coiiie of morbid pople who go ti the falls
Bessie got the diamond,
I never heard niivtlnn more ,.t is.nr Tom
Jasper Henderson in l-mx-rat and Uirom
Rapids Citt, Jan. 30.
I. 8. Cox is down with tbe "Grippe."
H. O. Norton, of Hampton, was in
E. C Henline is taking in the tri -cities
for a few days.
Mrs Emma Goben. daughter of W.
Jacobs, is at home on a visit.
J. L. Cox is out again after a three
weeks' tussle with tbe Russian.
Mrs. C E. Webb, who has been quite
sick with "La Grippe," is getting well.
Parties who failed to get a proper sup
ply of ice for next season, are somewhat
anxious as to tbe prospects.
Owing to the sudden death of his
brothcr-in law. Collector 0. M. Hubbs
did not make his usual rounds this week.
A Ktcholtz and wife, of Elmwond, and
Mrs Rose Titlerington, of Kdgingtnn
are in tbe city attending the funeral of
Mr. Bell Mrs Ecbolt7. is an aunt of
Mrs. Bell, and Mrs 1 ilicringlon a cousin.
Mr. Bell was married on Sept 'Jo 1S87,
to Miss Emma Hubbs, who survives him.
He was a man well respected by all who
knew him, antl his loss will be mourned
by a large circle o( friends To the sor
rowing widow antl family we extend our
heartfelt sympathy in their -o sudden and
John R. Bell died at St David. III., on
Jan. 27th of pleura pneumonia, superin
duced by "La Grippe " Ut had gone to
lake his !r dher-m-lHw s plni.-e for a short
time in the store of T. Williams there.
His body was brought home for
burial, the funeral taking place last
Wednesday from the Christian church,
Rev. K. W. Bowers, of Le ('lain,
Iowa, officiating The tevi ws froan I
Samuel, 20 chapter, Inst pitf of M verse:
"There is but a step between death antl
Me." He bad been sick for some days
with severe cold, but was only contlned
to his bed for three days. On Sunday
tbe crisis had been sately passed, and all
thought bim on the sure road to recov
ery. Monday morning be seemed lo be
doing nicely, hut tbe disease took a
change for the worse, and death occurred
in a few hours. Mr. Bell was born in
McKay, Ashlnnd county, Ohio, Nov. 9.
1 and came west with his par
ents in 1464, and settled in Port Byron.
His father, two brothers and five sisters
survive him. His mother tlied after com
ing west, and was buried in Port Byron
cemetery where he also was interred.
A cn. i ulnanrc
Property holders connected with the
sewer extending through the alley be
tween Second and Tbiid avenues from
Sixteenth street east to Seventeenth
street and to the Fourth avenue outlet.
are subject to considerable annoyance by
reason of the inadequacy of the pipe to
carry the volume of sewage. The council
ordered a new sewer built last fall by
special assessment; the contract was
awarded and part of the work done. It
was feared that cold weather would inter
fere and work was stopped. Now tbe old
sewer has become clogged again and the
property holders have been put to an ex
pense of about 1 20 to have it cleaned out.
They naturally feel aggrieved at the in
convenience and expense tbey art) suffer
ing In not having a sewer of sufllcient
capacity, and no doubt will petition tbe
council to complete the new sewer at
once and pay the expense of cleaning out
tbe old one.
For cure of rheumatism, neuralgia in
Its various phases of sciatica, tie doulour
eux, umicrania, etc , and gout, use Sal
vation Oil, tbe greatest pain cure on
eurth. It is a specific for the above dis
ease. Price 25 cents a bottle.
Who of us are witnout trouble be tbey
small or large? The blessings of health
are best appreciated when we are sicb
and in pain. A hacking cough, a sevnrk
cold, or any throat or lung disease are
very troublesome; but all of these may be
quickly and permanently cured by Dr.
Bigelow's Cure. Safe and pleasant for
children . Price 50 cents.
AN EXCITING EXPKHIENCE.
Hevernl Residents of Dm) y Town
ship . t Into a 1'. Til mis Predica
ment While Crvaelas the HIsmIsmIp
pi at flasratlae.
The Muscatine NerM'Tribu e tells ot
the narrow escape of six persons four
from Drury township whil I crossing
the Mississippi there Monda evening.
The Ntwt-Tributu says:
About 4:80 o'clock Miss L tta Diury,
John Stakeman, Shed Stickrod and Chan.
Acy. all residents of Drury township.
w bo bad been in town on busii ess. started
me, got into a skiff and wer ferried by
Henry Pagan and Ed. Skool ty through
the cbanoel way leading from the levee
to where work is being pus led on the
bridge piers When the boi t reached
the middle td lhe river, the occupants,
thinking the ice beyond wa suffleienilv
sttong to bear them up, wantei to get on1
and walk to the other shore. The boat
was stopped, nml the passengris debarked
on the ice. Ed. Skooley and diss Drury
were in the lean, anil nan not proceeded
more than a hundred yards, when lhe
frail ice gave way. and precip tatt-d them
both into tho river. The suiKlen pJssBJs
fll'ed itvm with fear, for it vas in the
deepest part of tbe river, and life was at
stake. Tbev struggled to get out but tn
no i ffcrt. The thin. honejc imbed sur
face coti'd not resist the pr saure, and
as tbey halfway raised themselves
out of the water, the ice would
break afresh, immer ing them again
and again. Mr. John Stnkemau,
who was not far behind ibc others,
for lack of something betti r to reach
them, took off his overcoat ami holding it
fas: at one sleeve, flung it out toward
;hem, but in so doing he hart 'entured on
an uncertain footing himself, and in an
instant was floundering in the I tream with
tbe others. At this juncture Hunry Da
gan, who had been in the host up to this
time, saw the perilous predict merit of his
partner and their passengers and with a
pike pole in hand rushed to the recue.
Before reaching them, howcer, he, too,
was engulfed, he retained a ;irm grip on
the pole and fastening it into ice In front
of him sought to pull himself )ut, but the
treacheroug surface yielded at every foot.
Again and again did he fall back under
the water, and after three or f iur minutes
of fruitless effort he finally naile a (less
perate effort and succeeded in getting out
of the hole which had broken for a dis
tance of twenty feet an un t. He had
about resolved to be satisfle 1 if he ever
got out alive without sav ng anyone
else, but the piteous appeals' of the
young woman for help lerved lum
on to a heroic effort i i her tie
half Advancing, he passed the pole out
to her. and when she had s ized it 5
dragged her on the ice. Stooley, who
was in tbe same bole, clung to Miss
Drurv's clothing and was Ian. ed with her
But apparently the fates wen- opposed in
their release from the threat mini" dan
gers, and this time all three went down
Dugsn jerked his pole from the staking
woman and crossing it on tbe ice h
raised himself upon It. Miss Drury was
well nigh exhausted, hut in s last effort
grasped the pole and wag pu led out in
safety and was assisted back to the skill
where she sank in a helpless heap
Stakeman, who had first gon I to her as
sistance was helplessly battl na for life
i hut thoroughly worn out he sank below
the surface, his head disappearing heneath
the ice for the third time when Dugan
succeeded in fastening the h ok on the
J end of his pole into the drowning man's
clothes and drew him out mrre dead than
Front street for blocks ws lined with
spectators who watched the half hour's
struggle and rescue with inti nse interest
It was the narrowest escape rom drown
ing seen in this city for yeart .
At the Theatre
Blind Ti m, tbe colored musical prodi
gy, appeared at Harper's the itre before a
large audience last evening, and creat
ed wonder, amusement and delight ti
two hours. Tom Is as wonderful
freak of nature as ever. He appeared on
the stage alone, intro iuced I imse.f in his
old amusing way and did all bis own an
nouncing. using the third person, evi
den'.ly Imitating the language of bis man
agei of years ago. He piaxs with skill
taste and power One ot tin most agree
able cllorts was the lmitatio i of a musit
tiox, wherein a ni09t delicate touch was
shown. In response to a- invitation
to any one in the audience to play a se
lection that he might show h s wonderfu
imitative genius and memniy. Miss Eva
Has, played a difficult selection whic
I om reproduced perfecth. He als
demonstrated his strange faculties l ti
detec ing sound by sp iling He
produced pieces of his own compo
sition, selections from the great mas
ters, and when he played "Yankee
Doodle" with one hand, "Tb I Hornpipe'
with the other antl sang "Tramp, Tramp
Tramp," simultaneously, tie audience
went wild with enthusiasm nnd delight
Tom has a peculiar way of dapping his
own selections just as the ai dience does
and he explains tbi9 us due o his irre
slsliblc tlisposition to imitati every sound
tbat conies to his ear. He thows all his
old time antics nnd shows m his every
act tbat he U simply a macl ine endowed
by nature with s genius for lie imitation
of sound such as science anc endeavor no
matter bow great, can never uual. When
very young Tom was deligh ed at seein
any one in pain, and be is to day. When
be heard his mother beat tbo elder chil
dren be would lautzb and csper and ru
bis hands in an ecstacy of delight and
soon would be found whipping himself
and repeating tbe words of his mother
and the cries of tbe children. Heenioved
so highly the cries of the ch Idren that h
would inflict pain on them 1or the pleas
ire of hearing l hem cry.
Tonight one of the best productions of
the season is to be given in he spectacu
lar attraction "The Waifs o New York.
This is an exceptionally st -ong dramH
Tbe central figure is Miss Katie Emmett
who is an actress of rare m snt. She is
eminently suited to the part of "Will:
Rufus," the New York newsboy, whose
varying fortunes have so nucb to d
with the working out of a most interest
ing story. Then the rest ol the company
afford most excellent support to tbi
talented artiste. Geo. W. Thompson takes
tbe part of "Hans Schneider kopf," a Ger
man emigrant, capitally, an I Miss Lottie
Williams as the daugluc "Katrina
most ably seconds him in h s successful
efforts to convulse his audience with
lhe character of "kittle Oertie, or
waif, is admirably taken by La Petite Lit
lian, who is only five years old. and this
child actress is by no mean.- tbe smallest
feature of the really excelle it company
Indeed every character is in good bands
and the play throughout cones with tbe
very highest endorsement.
At the Y. M. C. A. rooms
at 3:80 p. m , the meetiDg
v ill be led
by Mr. W. H. Philleo.
At Trinity chapel, Rev. R. P. Sweet,
r ctor, services at 9:15 and 10:45 a. m., 12
in , and 2 30 and 7 p. m.
At the Central Presbyterian church,
tbe Rev. R. F. Weianer will preach Sun
day morning. No evening service.
Young people's meeting at 6 p. m.
At the Broadway Presbyterian church.
Rev W. S. Marquis, tastor. will preach
at 10:45 a m. and 7 30 p. m. Sabbath
school and young people's meeting at tbe
u tial hour. South Park Sunday school
at 2 30 p. m.
At the First Baptist church, the Rev.
H. C. Lelanrt pastor, services at 10.45
a tn. and 7 p- m. Evening subject,
"The Contemplation of the Christian by
the World." The ordinance of the Lord's
slipper will lie observed at the close of
the morning sermon Sunday school at
9:3 a. m., J. W. Welch, superintendent
Miinlay school at Kortvfourth slreef
hapel at 2:30 p. m.
por the t irst M. E church, preaching
n the Christian chapel at 10:45 a. m and
50 p. m. bv the pastor, Rev Q. W. Gi.e
Morning subject, "What Love Can Ac-
ompllsh ." kvening subject, ' Tobacco.
pium, Morphine and Chloral E iters.''
Sunday school at 2 p
m. in Christi n
n Sunday school
at 9 15 a
The Crown dining ball. No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish you
the nest meal in the city for 25 cents.
$50,000 to loan on real estate security,
n sums of $200 and upward, at lowest
urrent rates of interest, without com
mission, b. YV . Hurst, Attorney at
:w, Rock Island.
E. E. Parmenter. attorney ai law.
Makes collections, loans money and will
attend to any legal business intrusted to
him. Office, postofflce block. Rock Isl
and. Ills. ds&wly
Modem Homes For 8als
On monthly installments by Hum r &
Barta ft Babcoek, Dentists.
No, 724 Second avenue. Special alten-
ran pain tn saving tne natural wm anil
inserting teeth without plates
Surety on Bond
Those who are required to give bondt
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 Surety Co., of New York.
General Insurance Agent.
Rock Island, III.
We nflVr one hundred dollars reward
for any case of Catarrh that rancot Im
cure:l by taking Hall's Catarrh Cure.
V. J. Cheney & Co . Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F.
I. 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 A Trnax, wholesale druifcists. To
Waldinf;, Rinnan Marvin, wholesale
druggists. Toledo, O.
E H . an Hoe sen. cashier Toledo .
tional bank, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
aciing directly upon the fiiooii and mu
cous surfaces of tbe svftem. Price 75t
per bottle. Sold by all druggists
Ladies of fashion in Boston, one of the
local papers relates, now wear at their
afternoon teas Egyptian costumes.
The best on earth can truly be sail of
Grigg Glycerine Skive, 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 guaranteed or
money refunded. Only i!rc. 8old by
A planter al Mi nticello, Fla , has al
ready shipped this season 40,(K 0 pounds
of watermelon seeds.
Rub the Uome Wen
win, BosoaOBt when they necome spongy
or detached from the ntcks of the teeth
Let them bleed freely and so recover their
tone and health. This Sorodont is the
nest remedial agent tor diseased gums
and teeth. Try and learn.
Soft Coal for Sal
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
and Tenth avenue, at ten cents per hush
el. B. Davenport Heirs
Aug. 30, 1889.
DR. SAND EN'S
I II ! 1 .11 I. .I.r,.,i.l IX
nisi UKTIOMs or I.XI l.ssl s
IITtl to t;UHK b thi, Niw
ncrTDir r t aan uo itnn
- SltsKY. Mailr for Ihl. .IMiellir rur
I nirr ni iMrllli. smml ft, U Imll. 1 M. Mall
Ing. i omisu.iii. I irmb f F.li-trlrltT thrnuirti all XTI.aK
l-AKTS r...!nnr th, mtn III. 1 1 Til oil XIUOHOI SSTKFMITM
Hl-i-n-lr I nrrtsil lll ltaafl,. nr r fnr.au '..Wi In eaah.
III I 1 aarl M...n,. Sa. an . M .-...
aamili I ursd in tiirs ninDtti.. SValr-d isutinhlct Krea
8ANDEN LLECTRICCO , l USalk. Su , CHICABO. III.
The first coal shipped into this market
from Mercer county was from the mines
of li. B. Ellis in the fall of 1H76, and
hence given tbe name it still bears. It. is
well known to tie the best sold in tbe
market, and other merchants have adop
ted the same name and offering an in
ferior article for tbe genuine. Don't lie
deceived, but buy the genuine celebrated
Mercer countv coal of T. H. Ellis, on
Second avenue, opposite St. Joseph
church. The office has not been removed
but is there still, and is the only place
the market selling the old and genuine
article. Telephone 1113(5.
s. win rxu
H. I.KMh D Hi
Winter & Lemburg
Wholesale Dealers and Importer of
Wines and Liquors
Nob. 1616 and 1618
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Pay Your Taxes
1 lie Taxes lor ltstiv are now
due and payable to tbe Collec
tor al County Treasurer's office
in court house building.
A nice piece of land lo Cordova towntaip, being
the west half of the southeast quarter of section
nine in towaahlp twenty, north range, two east,
in Rock Island county, Illinois. The above land
will be sold cheap and on easy term. For par
ticular enquire of or address
K. K PARMKNTER, Art v at Law .
jan 80-dwSm Rock Island, 111.
wi' ni tn . .
IM PROVED -t4 tr-
nr III 1 I Ml i
FOR SALE VALUABLE PATENT IM
provement on Elevators. Now in onerallon at
Star Finishing Works, 2385 Hamthon St., Philans.
Pa; preserves life and limb; for full portktilars
appl to ROBT J. WALKER, Inventor.
TTTANTKD A I'.KLIABI.E PKKsjON" IN ROCK
VV Isiand and every town in this locality to de
trihiite circulars ; for p:irticnlars send
and address, T. X . croulry. Bi8 Main St
Haute, Indian i.
WANTED A L.M1Y Tel MANAliK A
Branch office, at In r own home, for the Fa
mous Female Sp cirlc "Orange Li.y"; a splendid
opportnnity; address with stamp. The Dr. Coon
ley Medical Ins! it ute. South Bend, lad.
TTTANTKD- AN . 1L BALSSMAN. ON COM
W mission, forthe Lnhricnflng oil trade: ad
dress to The lietcrich oil
Co , HO West Wash-
tngton St., Chicago 111.
COMFORTABLE and ELEGANT,
For Sale by Leading Dealers.
MTd Solely by V7M. BARKER, Troy, N.Y
The Hotel Eastman,
I I l I l l I'm li t UK
The largest and finest KKMIKI IIOTKI. in
America, with the tinest Bath Ueosea In the world
connected, will open (under management of O. Q.
Barron, of White Moun'afn Hotels) for season of
1RKI, January 15th. Tickets should he bought via
St. Louis and Iron Mountain A Southern K R.
Iti ssii IN. I RKIHH,
r M ROicATKn V -I'OII
BATH si hosts with
! K KM IMTKXT
a hown In cut. cures
'.!. I,, fnflnsnta. Rheumat
ism and Malaria. Price S12.
Sent, C. O. IV, liv i-j.riss,
with full direction.
nm i. rants,
11T9 M Avsaaa, Sew York.
J M. BKAK1ISLEV,
ATTORNEY AT LAW office with
worthy, 175 Secoml Avenue.
1. T Ke
W ILLIAM J U KS0,
TTORNKY AT LAW, Ofl.ee in Rock Island
riNational lisnk Kuililinir. K.K'k Island, 111.
n. mm V. C. L. WAI.KKK.
SWEENEY A W ALKER,
ATTORNEYS AMD OOtTSSBLLOBS AT LAW
Dtltre in Bengstoti's block. Kvk Island, ill.
McENIRY A IcEMRV,
TTORXKY'S AT I.AW-I.imn mom v on nod
i sstaiUf, iimke colli
II A lVMS, tmnki r.
etioss. Reference, sTltch-
Hfliee in I'orloltlre Mm k
THE DAILY ARtiUS.
FOR SAl.K KVBUY KVKXINGat CYanptoo
NcWsSiau.:. five SSBU pe copy.
1). 8a S! IIURENAN,
a RrinTKCT ANOsrt'KRINTBNDENT. M
xlolnc- i 'iiic.iii atti. Ohio; Branca
rim Nation .1 Hank, Rock Island.
8T. LUKE'S IH)TTAE HOSl'ITAL,
ON THIRD AVENUE,
hciweeti Tenth a. as
WM. 0. KULP, D. D. S.
OFFIfTK REMOVED TO
- MASONIC TEMPLE,
Ko. m Sfl i7 T8 and W.
Take Elevator. DAY EN PORT. I A.
W. A GUTHRIE,
(SiacccHsor to (inthrie A CoUinj-j
Plan and estimate" fnniishi d A peciiilty
mail j of tine work. All SfdaVl alteuded to
nmmptly and satisfaction guaranteed.
STl)fnce and shop No. 1811 Third av, nue.
Jotick to contractors!.
Sealed arose! win he received at the ilty
Clerk's office, cit of Rork Island, nr.til MondT
the Sd diiv uf retiriiur . A. I), is'.n. at i; i i lot k v
M, for constrnrting t In improvements ordered In
ir. finance of said cit. which were adopted
Movenitier ifltu and tiec, nii.er ltith law, respec
tlvelv, and arc entitleil "An ordinance for lhe im-
BtOVSSmit of Second liv. mie from the west line
of Fourteenth street to the went line of Ninth
street in the city of Rock Island : " also. "An
dtnanee for the improvement ol Twentieth siree 1
from the north line of Firsr aveni.e lo tt e s inth
line of Ninth avenue in the t : t v of hoi k Island
and for the levving of a special tax therefor
and for furnishing lhe materials nod doing the
work according Is the plan aud s;nvt itii al ions
tin n for.
The said improvement ordered hv said ordi
nances r,,nsists of curtung with rnrlist.ines
excavat'ng. graoinc. improving and paving with
paving nnek ot goiKl ijua ltv. thirteen Dtoehs ot
treets in said title of said ordinances set out
The said improvement must he constructed
and the material therefor furnished must be in
accordance wi-h the plans and specifications for
said improvement on file in the said city c e-k'
olnce, at which a:d otllre. said pluiis and specif!
cations are open to the inspection of all s-rsou
interested therein. 1 ontractors are to rur Is
samples of hrick with whic h work is to tn ilonf
BricK nsed in the work must UaTteepoiM will
the siimtile in oiialltv and stvlc. All liuN must
be aocompan'i'd witn a certified check in the sua
of Five Hundred Dollars, iiayahle to the order of
the city treasurer of said ntv, which shall be
come forfeited lo sun! cttj 'ii ease the bMdM hal
fail to ertrr into contract, w th hiiir..ve.l suretii
to execnte the work for the puce mentioned in his
hid. and accordini- o the tnans im : - e- in mi.
in the event that tbe cent ii t should be awarded
Tlu- contractor is also reqn:red lo ohev the ordi
nance rc:atni'- lo tin .-lent nou latmr sisu ni in
contract work done bv the citv of Bach Island
passed November 4th. is.su.
Klank bids will he furnished on upiiIK -at ion ai
the citv clerks otln . Ail ludders ana c.tne
rsons mav attend at the opening of said In.l-
right to reieit anv and all bids orpnu.i
sals received is herebv expressly reserved
R BK!:T KoKHI.KK. ItJ l.-'k
Dated this Utb day of January, 1st"
I'ublic notice i" hereby giv, n that The Molin
and Rork Island Horse Railroad I'ompany, wll
at a meeting of the city council of the citv o
Hock Island, to he held on Monday tbe Srd day of
February. A. 1) 1H90, at tne ci V council rooms i
the city of Kock Island in the state of Illiuoif
(and at all subsequent meetings I present Its pe
titiontosaid city council requesting said c t
council to gran it the right t construct, main
tain and operate a double ol single track stlee
railway upon and along Nineteenth street in said
city from tne intersection ot sain street mi
Second avenue to its intersection with Thlid ave
nue In aid city ; also upon and along Fifteen!
street in said city, from its Intersection wit
Third avenue to It intersection with Fourth av
nue, and from said last named iutersecllou wes
upon and along Fourth avenue to its Intersect Ion
with Fifth street, and alo from the intersect!
of rourt li avenue and riintti street south npoi
and along Ninth street to Eleventh avenue
said city, with the right to connect pie same
with the tracks of snid nans SsiUosd Omsnsnt
and of the I nloii street Hallway roinpany, ami i
operate the situe in connection tlierew.lh.
Dated this g-'d day of January. A. l. IKK).
The Molinc and Rock slash House Km
lOt By C. B. HOLMES. I'resi 'int.
LVj'ATK OF FREDERICK W.
To all Whom it may Conce'n : Notice Is here
bv given that on the 4 h day of February. A. D
1!W0. the undersigned, administratrix of the
tale of Frederick W. Kellerstiass. deceased, will
appear before the Hon. Lnelan Adams, judge of
the Probate court of the couii' y of Kock I -laud at
slate of Illinois, at the office of the count? cler
said county In the city uf Rock Island, and apply
for auorderof said court for leave to sell ci-rlai
uotes and account belonging to said estate, that
C'tllion has this day been filed in suld court ask
g for an order to sell said notes and account
and a list of the same ha been filed with said pe
titton, to wtiicti list auu petition :.u persona are
Rock Island, Illinois. January 17th. I!'.'
MAKU KET It. ULUCB8TKAS8
Administratrix of the estate uf Frederick W. Kel
E. YV Hi ust. Ait y for Adtniuietratrix.
-OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS-
Promptly and neatly executed by the Asavs Jo
CS9ectal attention paid w CommsrC'Sl wotk
Jit'KsFRY NTO K. No previous exi
nenoe reumro-i v rue tor terms. Im
IIHAUUA i o., Kslatum, Mies.
COB. WASH, ft 3d AVE. 8.
From 80 year' experience in Hos
pital and Private practice i enabled
to guarantee radical ( ures in Chronic
or po sonon disease of the blood,
throat, no e. skin, kidney, bladder
and kindred organ. Oravt 1 and stric
ture enred with.. ut pain or cutting
Thoe who conte i nlate Koine to
Hot Spring for the treatment of any
invauj or moou disease can oe cored
or one-third thecoet.
I AHIPQoy thi" treatient
i i i i u Imp
lovely complexion, free
from saUowness, freckle, eruptions.
orilliant e e aud nerfect health:
can he had. taBfTliat "tired feeW
ing" and all female weakness prompt
ly enred. Moating, headache, Ner-
ous Prostration, and Sleeplessness.
ivarlan trouble. Inflammation and Ulceration.
Falling nd displacement. Spinal weakness and
i nange or uie. consult tne oia aoctor.
Kl C D0 1 I Physical snd Organic weak-
MLnvyUO, mMi premature decay, evil
ireoonings, sen-mstrusl, impaired memory, cl
pitiitinii of lhe heart, pimple on the face, specks
lefore the EYE, ringii; in the far. catarrh,
hreatened consumption and every disqnaliflca-
)ii mat renders marriage improper ar.il unhappy
SPEEDILY and PERMANENTLY enred.
BLOOD AND SKIN KSE.
lorrihle in its result completely eradicated
ithout the nse of merctirv Scrofula, Eryslpe-
Kever So es. Blotches. Pi - oY. fleers, ualn
n the Head and Bone. Syphiltic Mire Thront auu
Tongue. Glandular enlargement of the Neck,
Rheumatism, etc., cured wh- u others have failed.
pi I PTI IRP Cured with nt pain or hfnd
nur 1 urc- rnce from business.
UK NARY sav KSCSIWIJ contracted or
IXillMfX I . rhronlr PIIUITIVHI V
tired in S to t dax-s by a local remedy. No nau
scons drug used. Medicines mailed or expree-
lo any address free from observation. Char
fair. Term Cash. Book and ouestion list
16c. A fri. ndly talk cost nothing.
HOURS : 10a. m. to 12 m..Sto S and 1 loS n m
Sunday: 2 to p. m .
as h. Av. s. MINNEAPOLIS., MINN.
356 Jackson St.,
St. Paul, Minn.
Speedily Cures all Private, Nervous,
Chronic and Blo.iJ and Skin Diseases
of both Sexes, without the use
of Mercury or Hindrance
NCCURE, NO PAY.
Sypht'ii. Gleet, Stricture, and all old. lingering
cases, where the blood baa become poisoned.
mnuik,- ulcers, hlotrhe ore throat and mouth.
Daitis in the hesd snd bones, and all dleae of
the Kidneys and Bladder, and all diseases kc-
quired from eipoure are CURS!) OH lira.
M kn or all aoks who are aaSefinC from the ter
rible effect of Seminal weakness, Sexual debili
ty and lo of Sexual power a the it -nit of
Youthful Indiscretion, or excesses of mature
year, producing emiftslon, nervous ties, loes of
memory, &c are thoroughly and permanently
I)r. Feller, who has had maiy year experience
In this specialty, 1 a graduate from one of lhe
leading medical college of the o nntry. He ha
never failed in curing any cares that he has un
dertaken, case and Correspondence saredly
confidentlal. Call or write for lit of questiou.
Medicines sent hv mail and express everjwhere.
Dr. XZhn Dyk'S
l-i.r Sti Every otttr.
BART i KAIiNSEN. WUtok 1Mb
HARTZ & BAHNSEN.
Wholesale Airents. Rork IsUr.d.
nl TV V
J r-, nxinD a
C.H.PEARSON & C?
- E ALT I M O R E. Ma
Dr. Tait Butler,
i Assistant State Veterinarian of Iowa)
(Successor to Dr. J. D. Rutherford . )
office hoars U a. m to 8 p. m.
Dentistry a Specialty.
Cfflce: Coyne' Feed Stable, Market (qaare,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
4l i , iAi r'
i - y tfwjm
sfilTsr '' ' o ST 1
SATURDAY, Feb. 1st,
Miss KATIE EMMETT in her,great play,
The WAIFS OF
A reallMie piel re of light and shadows In THK
magnificent peeil scenery for eaeh act, inehiding
scene at Five Point. Vaual price.
F. C. Hoppe,
No. 1808 Second Ave.,
Rock Island, 111
SEWERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
All kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jobbinc done on short
notloe and Badiifaction guaranteed.
Office and shop 1412 Fourth ave., ROCK IS LA IS l. ILL.
lias openetl his New and Sparious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue
wlii re he would tie pleased to see his friends.
All kinds of drinks well as Ale and l'orter and the well known drink "H.slf and aJf " ti e
only place in the city where jou can get it.
H. D. FOLSOM,
J KKEK WWW REEK l FREE RRRR
J I W WW W E I. R R R
J K WWWWR L K RR
J E W WW WE L R R
J KK W WW W EK L RR RRRR
J K W W W W K L E R R
J .1 E WTW WW I E K R R
JJE WWEL E RR
JJJ EEER W W EEEE LUU KREE B H
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St. . p I T i i
and Seventh Avenue. : ' IvOCK lSJanO.
eT"All kind of Artistic wot a specialty. Plan and eetimatee for all kinds of b'llldinir
furnished on application.
Carpenter and Builder,
Otiiie and Shop No. 309 Eighteenth street.
LPPIans drawn and estimates furnished .
OHLWEILER fe SPILGER,
Contractors and Bnildcrs,
Shop Tliird avenue, between 10th and 11th strettt?,
(Fred Koch 'a old stand.)
All kinds of (Sreuter work and
STATK OK OXIHUiSa
KoCK I s I asm I'OUNTV,
In tbe Circuit Court of eald county lo the January
Catherine Moore, Samuel W. Lincoln, M. V.
Kicliard. Hhi - Lave, M. W. Woodford, I.. J.
Rentton. Burton Malcolm, Jame K Monl-
ornery, Martha Thotna. Kosllle Coryu,
eire Coryn and Mary J. Macbeth.
W. B. Buitleld, Reuben Well. The T'uknown
II. t- ill law of Joel Well, deceased, Dennia
Warren, William A. Nourc, Laura A. Nour-e.
Jane M. Weatherhead, El Ita Babcoek, Kanlre
L. Mill, Louisa J. Bryant and Antoneite Henry
ADldavit of the non-resldenoc of the ald W. B.
Hurfteld, Keiioen Well aud Louiaa J. Bryant, and
that the heir at law of Joel Well, dereaaed. are
unknown and made parllea a the unknown helm
at law of Joel Well, dereaesd, having been Bled
In the rlerk' office of tbe circuit ronrt of Kork
llaud county. tate of llliuoia, notice i therefore
hereby ghen to the eald non-re ldent defendanl.
and unknown heir of Joel Welle, deoeased,
Ibat the complainant filed their bill of romp alnt
In eald court un lhe chancery ede thereof on the
Z7lh dy of November, 18ti, and that thereupon
summon lned out of ba'd court, wherein aid
huit Is now pending, returnable ou the nrt Mon
day lu tbe month of January next, as la by law
Now, unle you, the eald non resident defen
dant above named, and th unknown ht lis at law
of Joel Well, decesasd, ahall persoimlly be and
appear before aald circuit court on the fir-1 day
of lhe next May term thereof, to be holden at Rock
Island tn and for said couotr, on tuellrrt Mon
day In May next, and plead, anawer or de
mur to tbe said complainant' bill of complaint
and tbe came and the matters and thing there
in charged and stated will be taken a con
fessed, snd a decree entered againtt you accord -inp
to the prayer of aald bill.
Rock Island, 111., December, 28. 1839.
OKO W. QAMBLB.
Clerk of Circuit Court .
W. R.Moori akdOutbr ASwiknkt, Solicitors
GHEAT MKTROPOl is. A powerful rst an t
the Rreat Harlem Bridge seene and the great Bra
DAVIS & CO,
A complete stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Parking,
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc.
Sole Aeents for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
We guarantee every ore perfect, and will send Caps,
Twenty day's trial, to responsible parties
Safety Healing Boilers and Contractors for
fiirBialiing and laying Water, atnl
171S First Ayr .
Rook Islam), lllnoii
Telephone 1148. Kesider re I eleplione llJ
INo. 1707 Second avenue, Kock Island.
repairing done. Satisfaction guaranteed
HAB PITR0HABKD THK
and has removed to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
He solicits the trade long enjoyed
by hia predecessor and as many new
customers as wish to favor him with
lllgtl hnsglven iiin.e.
aal sailslactioa In lb
OtafSjoi lloinailj.ea and
tlle.t. I pre-, lite II and
feel sale in iBooanoasaC:
ina; It to nil sufferer.
1. J. STONKB, M i -
r'.dd bjr DrugKiats
FOR KEN mi
1 pnCiTIWP For LOST or FAILIK0 aTANB00:
(rVIIIWC Qenen-'and MEBVOUb XilBILll S j
f.TTD TD Weakneaa of Body ami Mind. Effect!
V W MtJU of Error or Excesata in Old or Tovji, .
Ki.l.ii.l. Xoblv Mlli01l rullr K .i..,...i Hon lo Kalaira a.
sirm.ib. u nUk.l SHHt.1 i:l I II lil.i - k I'.tRTgor BbDl.
Akaelaaalr anfallla HOIK TBI lTKNT-llroela la aa.
a tatlfy fToai 41 Slalaa, Trrrllorlra. aad 1'iip.lrn Coaatrlas.
to eaa nttt tkaai. faWuk. full, tulanatloa, aal proof. aiaiW
1) I, aaap-oa ERIE MEDICAL CO.. 11111 ALB, K. T.
ABaVi'.rM In -as
JMuasraDta.. di i iuM
J7V .-suae yirtfltsr.
Efl Ht a only by tk
tLUrasi CLacical Co.