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THE KOCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1890.
I dav so tnflnv tai f,,l au.
Art watchlm for thy dawning light!
Bo many (aces toward the skies
Al wfry of this night
Bo many railing prayer, that reel
And stvjsaj upward through the storm;
And yearning band, that reach and feel
No pressure true and warm :
Bo many hearts whose crimson wine
I wanted to a purple stsJn ;
And blurred and streaked w It b d rnps of brine
Upon the lip of pain '
Oh, come to them those weary ones
Or, If thou stUl must bide awhue,
Malre strungsr yet the hope that runs
Before tby coming smile
And haste and find them where they wait.
Let summer winds blow down thst way,
And all they long for, soon or Into.
Bring round to theitt some dsy.
James Wbltoomb Riley
MY TEIJKIBLE PLIGHT.
1 bad every reason to be a happy msu on
that July evening In when tho tnajl
train was swtftiy carrying mo from Liver
liol to Londoo.
I was yoang, ray prospects were good, my
business flourishing, and I was engaged to
the girl of oiy heart protty Betty Daven
port. Her name, hy the way, wai Elita Ann,
In compliment to a wealthy godmother. A
dreadful combination, which Its owner indig
nantly repudiated. Mr. Davenport was an
engineer, and had lately returned from South
America. Betty had the reputation of being
a Mt of a flirt, and there was a certain mer
chant at Buenos Ay re,, James Andrews by
name, whom her bright eyes and clear com
plexion had entirely vanquished. My sweet
heart always looked serious whvu the mer
chant's name was mentioned. Poor fellow!
On his side, at loast, It was no idle flirtation.
Since the fair English girl refused him be
had neglected his business, and was ou the
high road to ruin
Curiously enough, I had been mixed up
with his affairs in a strange way. Though
we bad never met we knew each other by
lame and repute, nnd a wo both were lu the
wool trade. 1 had been the unconscious means
f Jiscoveriug a big swindle, which be, as a
last desperate resource, had planned to save
him from bankruptcy. The attempt failed
he was ruined. And, by a strauge irony of
fats), the man who had won the girl be had
wooed was instrumental in accelerating that
So my thoughts r.in a the train thundered
through tho black night.
At Rugby another passenger got Into my
compartment, of which hitherto 1 had beeq
the sole occupier t had read the evening
paper down to the advertisement,, and had
re-read Bett v I lt letter, so the pnsjpect nf
achat was a weli-ome one The newcomer
sesmad as mueli inclined for conversation as
I was, and we were soon chatting away on
the thousand and one topic in which men of
the world are interested. A chance allusion
of mine to South Africa elicted the fact that
he had spent s.,m years of bis life there, and
this formed an additional reason for socia
bility. For, before I MM M to my father's
London business, I had spent two years in the
neighborhood of Klmberley, prospecting for
gold. Apropos of the wild state of some parts
ot the count i . I incidentally remarked that
the custom acquired theru of traveling armed
still clung to tne, and 1, when on a Journey,
always carried a pistol.
"Vuite an unusual precaution," 1 added,
depracatiugly, -in tins aceful old England
"I think it a very sensible one." returned
my companion; "one never know, when a
six-shooter may not be useful. Would you
let ma see yours'"'
It was an unusual request, and for tho
moment rather atagfaeaij me. And as he
bent forward I uot'eed that hi, faew was
working curiously , and hi, outstretched hand
The train alai-keu.-l stated , w.j were stop
ping at a junction.
Tba porter catnu along tb platform with
his monotonous BsssaA, " 'halite here for
Chesbam " He put hoi bend In our carriage.
"Either of you gentleman for Chesbaml"
No, we were both bound for London, so the
man took himself off But he looked rather
startled, and well he might By the light of
the lantern be carried be hail seen two men.
one bent forward, pale and eager, the other
holding a pistol.
I handed the stranger my pistol for inspec
tion It was a dainty thing; I was rather
proud of It. My mate ft South Africa bad
given It to me. and my name was engraved
"Horace Bhgb, read hit fellow traveler
"So you, with a steady flame in his great
eyas, "are Horace Bllghl "That is my
name.' I replied rather disconcerted The
man's manner was certainly strange; he toy
ed with th" pistol in a dangerous way, and
we were going at tho rate of fifty miles an
Lour It was not a pleasant position to tie
placed in. 1 began to regret my f illy in com
plying with his request.
1 went on coolly, "Perhaps you had better
return me my property. Pretty thing, is It
now but loaded, and therefore unreliable.
You art- handling it carelessly, and it might
gooff It will be safer in my pocket." I
reached out mv band lu my turn, but my
fellow traveler deftly evaded me I shall
never forget the awful expression on bis hag
"8o you are Horace Bllgh. " Well. I am
.lames Andrews, the man you have ruined.
Not onlv that, you have taken the girl I
lovcai I ineaut to kill myself if bad the
chance I have it now. I have also the means
of revenge I could shoot you where you
stand. But I will not: 1 reserve for you a
more hnl,u fate 1 will kill nivself with
your pistol and in such a manner that suicide
will npissr improbable On you will fall the
suspicion, nav. the rs-rtattity of guilt '
I rushed forward and tried to wrest the
pistol from blm A brief ,trugK'e ensue.), in
which he. endowed with maniac strength.
threw me to the floor of the carriage Be
fore I could nsa be placed the pistol In the
middle of his foreheod fired, and fell dead.
For one moment horror at the tragic end
of Betty's some time lover bnnlshed all other
thoughts The next I notice.! that we were
slackening speed. I pulled down the window
and thrust out my head. V were neariug
the end o, tie-journey Liko flashes of light
ning, one thought after another rushed across
my brain He was dead James Andrews,
the man i had every reason to bear me
enmity II Waal dead Shot through the
bead with my pistol. Whet more likely sup
position could there lie than that in the heat
of anger, of recrimination ou his part, 1
bad lost self control, tired at and killed him!
Then einiul the most foolish action of my
life. I leapt from the now almost motion
lass train on to the platform and ran up the
stairs into tho street I hailed a passing
hansom, and told ttM m m to drive to my
chambers lu r uriiiv.i! s inn As he rattled
through the quiet streets I congratulated ray
self on my escape from an unpleasant predic
ament. It was unlikely that the porter would
remember my face, and if he did there was
not a very great chance of discovery. The
pistol good i. 1 I If ted my hand to my
pocket It was empty In the hurrv of mv
Impulsive rtiht I ha.1 left lehind the evi
sence that would convict me I had forgot
ten the pistol.
It was inimille to go home. They bad
my name: my address was in the directory.
1 should be arrested lieforo daybreak. I called
to the driver to go to Leicester square, stayed
lid closing time theu wandered about Lon
aon Theti I went into a cafe, trying tode
.Ide on my plan of action. To fly the coun
try was the tint course that suggested itself
Than 1 remembered the vigilance with whetb
the ports are watched when a supposed crimi
nal is at large So I wandered ou for hours,
wavering miserably. 1 would put a brave
front on the mutter, and confess my share in
tne tragedy ; I would take train to Hewhaven
and cross to France; I would hide in someob
cure part of lndoii, and await the turn
It was b) this tunc past H o'clock, and I was
walking along the Hampstead road, weary
and disheveled with my journey cf the previ
ous night, when a newsboy decided me. He
carried a bundle of papers under bis arm, a
poster in fruot of blm. and in black letters a
foot long I read "Outrage on the Liverpool
line. Important clew to supposed murderer. "
That poster shaped my course. I went
into a barber's shop and bad my mustache
aaaved off Tneo I took a couple of rooms
iu a street Mar Kentish Town. Here I lived.
lay quiet, so to speak, for three horrible
I had never earned the reputation of cow
ardice, yet the Immediate result of that un
happy flight was my transformation into an
abject craven. I started violently at the
landlady's tap at my door, at a strange step
on the stair. With the example of another
3aas before me, a case which a short time
before had greatly roused the public mind,
I was afraid to keep entirely to the bouse,
lest my landlady should suspect ray Identity
and band me over to tbe police. On the
other band, I ran a great risk in going out.
(or ou every blank wall my own likeness
confronted me A thousand times I cursed
my folly in acting as I did. And each day,
acb new edition of the papers, increased the
iifflculty of retrieving that folly.
I read them all that tbe police bad an im
aortant clew, that two or throe unlucky men
lad been arrested, to be promptly discharged
when they proved their non-Identity with
my unhappy self. I read distorted accounts
of my mode of life, full of faulty family his
tories. I was biding in tho East End; I had
evaded tbe detectives and had reached Spain.
Fortunately, I was not in Porter street,
Kentish Town. And on the third night an
evening paper mentioned that "tbe young
lady to whom Mr. Bllgb bad been engaged
was rendered prostrate by the blow which
bad fallen ou her, and that her friends pro
posed taking her abroad."
The paper dropped from my bands. Ah,
my bright Betty! What would I not give for
a sight of her dear face.
And why should not I see berf I wrote an
advertisement and sent it for insertion iu the
"Agency column of The Times."
In the old happy days my pet name for
Betty was "My maiden aunt." This sobri
quet she earned from a certain sago way she
bad of giving ine counsel and prettily advis
ing iu au elderly relative way on business
matters, etc., which she did not understand
in tbe least. So my message ran thus: "If
'Maiden Aunt' will call at o. 5 Porter street,
Kentish Town, on Thursday, she will see net
nephew, who is in Loudon for the day."
About 5 o'clock on Thursday the door of
my sitting room was thrown open and Betty,
thickly veiled, ran in. Poor little girl!
When I had bid her farewell at her father's
bouse a fortnight before, sbe had been rosy
and radiant, daintily dressed. Now her
clothes were carelessly huddled on, her
cheeks were thin and pale, her great blue
eyes dimmed and mournful.
Our conversation would uot be of general
Interest, lovers' dialogues rarely are, but be
fore my sweetheart left me I bad decided,
come what might, to make a clean breast of
Betty, who was of tho nervous, not the
heroic type of woman, vainly tried to dis
"They will hang you," she sobbed, and
kissed me wildly, "or sentence you to penal
servitude for life. I know they will."
"Nonsense," 1 said, and tried to soothe her.
"Tbey can't bang; they cannot eveu convict
on such evidence. I was a fool, a madman,
ever to shirk facing an inquiry. That is the
blackest thing they have against me."
"Yea," cried the poor child vehemently,
and it is just black enough, combined with
other things, to make them send you to
prison or." with a strong shudder, "worse."
"They have really a stroug case. There is
the evidence of tbe porter, who haw you with
the pistol in your hand, pointed at Andrews,
so he says, ouly you tried to hide it wheu he
came to the door. And the medical men say
that though the suicide theory is possible, it
is most unlikely, a-, w heu a man attempts
self destruction be Invariably places the
weapon at his temple or in bis mouth. Not
as Andrew did, in the middle of his forehead.
It all reads very convincing, my poor bov, to
people who do not know that you are inno
cent, as I do."
"Stay here, Horace, and 1 will come and
see you when 1 can. We are not going
"It is impossible," I cried, "it is cowardly,
and Heaven knows I have beeu coward enough
already. Betty, I must be tracked. It is only
a question of time. Do you know they are
offering a reward for mv appreheusiou.'"
" Yes," sbe whispered, turning deadly white.
"I saw the placards as I came along There
is one on a wall at tbe other end of this very
"Be brave, Betty," I whispered, and wrung
her trembling bands till sbe winced. "All
will come right, and our wedding bell, will
ring before the New i ear yet."
She shook her head sadly and pulled down
"I must go now," sho said "I shall hardly
be home In time for dinner, and mamma did
not know 1 was coming to you "
Then she went away bJosm She trembled
se Violently when I proposed to come part of
tbe way with her that I was obliged to de
sist. She asked wistfully w hen she should come
again. 1 replied, almost Jauntily, that Great
Porter street would not contain me another
day, that next time we met it would he with
all our trouble, at our back.
But my feelings were not so sanguine as
my words. I was oblige!, gloomily, to ad
mit that the outlook was a bad one. Still,
nothing was to be gained by hanging on at
Kentish Town, waiting to be caught like a
rat In a hole.
After my tl o'clock tea 1 went off for a long
walk to cool my brain and arrange my
thoughts "By Jove! ' 1 reasoned, as i
n eared a police station, "why not take the
plunge to-uightr" But 1 passed ou ami pre.
nt ly turned into a music hall.
Serio-comic songs and marvelous acrobatic
feats were not very much in touch with my
mood, so I wae soon out of doors again, and
on tbe top of a Hampstead omnibus, en
route for my lodging. Beside me sat a
working man. He was contemplatively
sucking a short clay, and from time to time
he cast looks of Interest In my direction.
Tbe Idea occurred that he was thinking of
Becoming a candidate for tho thousaud
pounds reward. It had been a matter of
grim wonder to me where people's eves bad
been during the past two days: for, with the
ixception of shaving my upper lip, I had
Tiadn no change in my personal appearance.
And tbe features which stared from every
ooarding lu lndon ware very much like
I was mistaken, however, in my omnibus
roinpanioti He had no suspicion of the prize
to near blm. He spoke at last, and be said
what ten men of bis class would have said
an that particular night:
"Strange affair, that on tbe Liverpool
line Do you think they'll catch him?
"I hope," he want on, not waiting for my
answer, "they wont, basemen that would
make it rather unpleasant for me. Lord bless
you! 1 could tell 'em something about that
affair, I could let daylight in. But what I
says Is this so long as that chap's at large
wny snouid I mix up with police courts. Of
course, if they catches him it's a different
matter It 'ud be my duty then, as an honest
man, to go forward. For, mark what I say,
he's Innocent, and I can prove it."
I could almost hear tho thump, thump of
my own eager heart.
1 started and cried: "Have you not seen
tho evening papers!"
"Yes," replied my working friend, and
produced a Globe.
I glanced at It anxiously. "Pooh! That
is tbe first edition. My good man, you must
make your statement this very uigbt. Bligh
He dropped his pipe in sheer amazement.
"You don't say so! Then I'll get down here ;
there Is a police station in Henry street. Joe
Williams isn't the mau to keep bis mouth
shut when there's any good to be done by
opening it "
I volunteered to go with him, and we clam
bered off tbe roof of the omnibus together
I wan determined not to lose sight of him.
All my future hung on tbe lips of that man.
"What do you know of tbe affair f" I asked
curiously, as we weut along.
"Never mind," he replied, with exaggerat
ed caution, "you'll know soon enough."
Arrived at tbe station my first care was to
enlighten the inspector as to tbe ruse I had
practiced on my companion.
This done, Joseph Williams, platelayer,
told what be knew.
It is not necessary to quote him exactly.
Us mode of telling a story was a slow and
tewildertng one. Suffice it to aay that he bad
traveled in the compartment adjoining that
In which were Andrews and myself. He
beard our raised voices, he beard a scuffle,
and be opened his carriage door and crept
lot tbe footboard till ha could look in at
our window. Thar he aaw me on tbe floor
and A udrew-s with the pistol pointed at bis
head. He beard the report as Andrews
fired, anil saw him fall deud.
Just then a train was rapid) ' approaching
on the up line. Williams saw I is danger nnd
returned as quickly as be cou d to his own
carriage. Here he thought ov. r the tragedy
be had just, .vitnessed. C'loai ly it was his
duty to give information at he next stop
ping place. But his incliuatioi ran in an op
posite direction. His post wai not n blame
less one, an 1 he shrank from entering the
witness box and runnin,; the I isk of having
that littlo escapade of years arfo dragged into
the lij;lit of da He reasoned bus here am
I, a respectable, hard working man. 1 have
a wife and cbil Iren, all of whan are ignor
ant of this Mart chapter iu my life. My
mates, too, would look nskauce at me if they
knew I hud asm tbe ium in of one of her ma
jesty's pi i n-
Finally lie compromi-d w it ti lis cou-clence.
If. ut the end of the journey, or at any tune.
I was nrrested, be wonM con e forward, if
not, he held to the prove: It- A still tongue
niakcth a wise bead "
8n I was proved innocent, end, the neces
sary formalities over, was n fn e ui'in.
And the first use I made f i ij li's-rty was
to call at the red brick KeuasSa ton house to
What a happy evening e sjetii: M
sweetheart's ros'-s nr mi ig buck, tier
blue eyes sparkled, her In v go .vn suited I; !
to perfection. But With stn nge feminine
perversity, she declined to -xpress much
gratitude toward Joseph Williams, plat.
layer. "He should have come forwird at once."
sbe cried, petulantly. "Just lucy. Horace!
All tbe time you were hiding i i that dread
ful Porter street, all tbe time :ny heart was
nearly breaking, that man cou d have ended
it all, and yet he wouldn't."
"But, my darling, why thrust ull the
blame on him? He did not kn w that I was
In Porter street, or that I had a tender heart
ed little sweetheart, and the p xr fellow had
his own secret to prot.s.-t."
But she shook her brown he; d, and to tin,
day keeps her own opinion.
One more scrap of evidence came later on
in confirmation of Williams' story, though
none it needed. A friend of trie dead man's
said Andrews had tolo him his difficulties
were so great that suicide app-ared to be the
only way out of them. The words he used
were: "If I had a pistol I w .uld blow my
So the matter ended and ; soon forgot
ten, and Betty and lure nu rned now and
very happy. Mrs. Henry E. Dudeney in
I muni iimiuiai
A CONDUCTOR'S CHARACTER.
The isiaearsled Ticket Pnaeher' K. p-
utatlon an Again! Tht t of the I n
For a long time, aver since the origin
of tbo conductor almost, it lias been a
proper caper for a railroad company
every once in a while, to -ise up In its
majesty, take a lot of these individuals
by the collar, and with a firm, unyielding
hand get tbem down and out an i no
questions asked. These dismissals al
ways fell upon the victim lrom a clear
sky. and he was never kt own to talk
back. The public alway-i understood
from Ibis performance that be conductor
bad been stealing. Not ong ago tbe
Rome. Watertown & Ogd. nsburg road,
of New York, summarily "xcusefl from
further service a lot of conductors One
of them bad the temerity t turn uroon.i
I in his tracks and sue the company for
damages to character Whit is worse, hr
won tbe suit. The verdiit In his out
has been affirmed io the cas of one of his
comrades, and there is a a hole brood of
lawsuits coming, on. to the intense de
light of the officials am! corporation
counsel. The witnesses Io tbe company
in all the cases were Pinkerton men. who
: were eng-ged ss spotten Their evi
dence seems to have been Impeached
Says an exchange:
The gist of the whole natter is that
even a railroad conductor poor, fallen
creature though he Is Ii entitled to
some show of fair play . He should be
given a chance to retain vhat few frsc
incuts of character be ma; still possess
after long year's in the c impany's ser
vice. No company has tl e moral right
to let a man out In a wa.' and manner
that gives the public every reason to be
lieve him a thief unless he is clearly
proven by iindtsputable 'irience to be
one. When that is done tbe company
should prosecute the mm, just as a
swindled bank would protecute its ab
sconding president or cash er. if it could
ever catch him. If tbe ma i is guilty of
"knocking down" fares he should be
punished, but mere suspicion does not
justify any railroad company In branding
any employe a thief. V rierenVory
discharge, without examitation or trial,
is a relic of barbarism that ihotild go
Ha m kt. Feb. ?.
Mr. Biven's family sre s iffering from
Mrs. Halstead and vouuger son are
still quite HI.
Mr. Dallas Halstead spent a few days
at home last week.
Tbe Hamlet school will ivi- an enter
tainment on tbe 221 of Feb.
Perhaps a couple of Marston boys can
tell whether it Is muddy ot tbe ridge or
The party given by the disses Fsnny
Boultinghouse and Eila Cordon was quite
Be careful, boys, don't be giving your
boots away, for you may teed them yet
Mr. Condon has rented a farm near
Muscatioe.and will move lb ti: in a couple
of weeks. Mr. Elmer Boul inghouse will
go with bim.
An old story Look at human heme
when under the influence f that terrible
torture, rheumatism. Trn ial symptoms
were neglected until the d sease became
established, whereas all tl e long suffer
ing could have been presented by the
prompt use of Salvation Oi , costing only
26 cents a bottle at all dn g stores.
Tbe late Adam Forepabgh was wlmt
thrifty northern people call forehanded.
He left a great deal of nwn v
How's This T
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of Catarrh t mt cannot be
cured hy taking Hall's Cats rh Cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co.. Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, b tve known F.
J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in busi
ness transactions, and flna -icialiy able to
carry out any obligations -nade by their
West & Truax, wholesale Iruggists. To
Walding, Einnan & Mar' in, wholesale
druggists. Toledo. O.
E H. Van Hoesen, cashier Toledo Na
tional bank, Toledo, O
Hall's Catarrh Cure is tal en internally,
acting directly upon the I lood and mu
cous surfaces of the ayster i. Price 75c
per bottle. Bold by all druggists
When a man really need
people usually aay he net
i hanging, the
Is sympathy .
of catarrh are
It is not a
plied into tbe
ead it is mag
Tbe most obstinate cases
cured by the use of Ely's
the only agreeable remedy
liquid or sn: ff, is easily at
nostrils. For cold in tbe 1
ca). It gives relief at onci
Ladies who value a reflni d complexion
must use Pozzoni's Powter. It pro
duces a soft and beautiful kin.
CATION IN NEW YORK .
The V.u d Local Bllllardlat in the
I. notions With Mcliafer and the
Other Bis; Urn of the Profeaaion
An t'.eit oil Gaaae.
The New York World says:
Jacob Schaefer and William Catton, tbe
billiardists, have atrived in this city and
are registered at tbe Gilsey house. Jake
spent most of the day in shaking hands
with his friends, and about 6 o'cloi k
dropped into Reiser's billisrd room, at the
corner of Broadway and Twenty seventh
street, where a game was going on be
tween Heiser and Catton. The game bes
tween Heiser and Catton. which had been
going on meanwhile, suddenly csme to a
bait. While Heiser was at the table he
got the balls bunched in the corner of the
table and in trying to send one of tbe ob
ject balls out of the eight-inch balk,
landed it on the line. Heiser was about
la continue playing when Catton jumped
up and claimed the balls were in
balk. There was an audience of about
thirty men watching the game and it was
felly thirty minutes before the thing was
settled. Almost every one thought the
balls were in and finally Heiser gave in.
Catton had meanwhile got pretty well
worked up and occasioned a great laugh
when he shot with the wrong ball. Hei
ser then started in, but had no sooner
counted on:e when Catton was at him
again for not changing cue balls before
shooting. This occasioned another argu
ment lasting fifteen minutes. This lime
Catton yielded, although he has the rules
to back up his protest. Reiser rin the
game out in the fortieth inning, averag
ing 12 for 500 points, leaving Catton
with 256 buttons to his credit. Catton is
in very poor form just at present, as it is
a long while since be has touched a cue.
He will start In at once and practice reg
ularly on either Sexton's or Reiser's
The Crown dining ball, No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish you
the oest meal in the city for 25 cents.
$80,000 to loan on real estate security,
in sums of $200 and upward, at lowest
current rates of interest, without com
mission. K. Y Hurst, Attorney at
law, Kock Island.
E. E. Parmenter. attorney ai law.
Makes collections, loans money and will
attend to any legal business intrusted to
him. Offcd, post office blotk. Rock Isl
and, Ills. ds&wly
Modern Homes For Sale
On monthly installments hy Guyer &
Barth ft Babcaek. Dentists.
No, 1724 Bemad avenue. Special alien
tion paid to saving the natural tenth and
inserting ti-eth without plates
Snreiy on Bonds
Those who are required to (rive 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. Hhould apply to tbe agent of the
American turety Co., of New York.
Ed. LiKb Ks.NK.trr
General Insurance Agent,
Kock Island, 111.
The Baldwin locomotive works expect
this year to turn out not less than l.mtO
Pain and dread attend the use of most
catarrh remedies. Liquids and snuffs are
unpleasant as well as dangerous. Ely's
cream Haltn is sate, pleasant, easily ap
plied in the nostrils, and a sure cure. It
cleanses the nssal passages and heals the
inflamed membrane, giving relief at once
Humanity Is ready enough to lend a
hand, but it Is usually empty.
In east or west, or north or south,
Tbtv to themselves an outrage do,
Who cannot boast a fresh sweet mouth,
With teeth like iiearls tiegemmed with
When Boudaat all this supplies, dew
And works the charm before our eyes.
The man who married a church choir
singer says they met hy chants.
Soft Coal for Bala
At my vard. corner of Eleventh street
and Tenth avenue, at ten cents per bush
el B Davenport Estate.
Aug. 30. 1889.
Makes the lives of many people miserable,
and often leads to self-destruction. Distress
after eating, sour stomach, sick headache,
heartburn, loss of uppetlte, a faint, " all gone"
feeling, bad taste, coated tongue, snd Irregu
IV l.ii Ity of tlie bowels, are
t. I StrOSS )me of the more common
After symptoms. Dysepsla does
s- j,. not get well of Itself. It
Ealing reijulres careful, perslstont
attention, and a remedy like Hood's 8arsa
imi.IIi. which acis pently, yet surely and
efficiently. It tones the stomach and other
orpnns. regulates the digestion, creates a
good appetite, and by thus C!rW
overcoming the local synis. 91CK
toms removes the sympa- HoadaCn
thetlc effects of the disoasc, banishes the
ie. idn.hr. and refreshes the tired mind.
' 1 have, been troubled with dyspepsia. I
had but Uttto appetite, and what I did cat
Hfart distressed BBS, or did me
V1" little pond. In an hour
DUm after eating T would expe
rience a falntness, or tired, all-gone feeling,
as though I had not eaten anything. My trou
ble, I think, was aggravated by my business,
which Is that of a painter, and from being
more or less shut up In a Sftur
room with fresh paint. Last e. .
spring I took Hood's Sarsa- StOITiaCh
rllla took three bottles. It did me an
Immense amount of good. It gave mo an
appetite, and my food relished and satisfied
the craving I had previously experienoad."
Georoe A. Taoe, 'Watertown, Mass.
Hold by all druggists, fd ; six for ftt Prepared onlj
by C. I. HOOD CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.
lOO Doses One Dollar
SDCBILITATU tkraark IS.
KPRnVfO CCTSIf at I T ASS IHllllIU.
.r BZ IT Ml IbVW. H . - for tM..itflcDir.
ew. luis- .,1 n.rtll... SnhM, fir lot Frwtj. BIM. lull
Mf, tMllmmii I nrr.,11 nf KlettrfrttT tarsus mil WEAK
rn.3. r.u.riOJ mtDlfl HfcAJ.TH IM TIMUKOLS STkKKGTH.
Bfestrtc Inmat Fell li.ctai.tlt, or w rorfaii SS.OOO Id cash.
BELT ud 'ii i-'""" C.pt SI. u4 op. Wont esafr
?"r1is ' Iir" 1Bon""- Semlrf psmph!t Fr.
Anim i-Ltwiniuuij,, iwumwsi., MIMav.lU.
8't ATR OF FREDKEIOK W. KKL-
SALB OV ACCOITBTS.
Notice is hereby eiven thst bv vlrtna of An nrd.r
of the County court of Bock Island county, Illinois
made this day on the petition of the undersigned'
administratrix of the estate of Frederick W. K.el
leratrsss, deceased. I (hall, on Tuesday, February
lStb.A.D. 1980, at the hour of three o'clock in thi
urtemoon of said day sell at public anctton at the
north door of the Conrt boose In the city of Bock
islsud in said county, to the highest bidder for
cash, certain accounts and notes belonging to ssld
etate, a lift of which Is now on die in the said conrt
to which list reference may be bad by all persons
Bock Island. Illinois. Februarv 5th 1SB0
MABO&RKT B. KBLLBRBTRASS.
B. W. HmsT.Att'y for Administratrix.
P ALL DKRRRTPTinVfl
Promptly sad neatly executed by the 4mus Jo
iai attention nam to Commercial work
PROF. LEREE, THB CELEBRATED PHKE
no'ogist and medium will remain at 418 Main
Street, Davenport, till the 15ih lust He tells
callers names, husband or beau fanlts, qualities
secrets. Imaginations and possibilities. Satis
faction given or no pay.
FOR SALE VALUABLE PATENT IM
provement on Elevators. Now in operation at
Star Finishing Works, 23S5 Hamilton St., Philada.
Pa; preserves life and limb: for mil norticulars
apply to ROBT J. WALKER, Inventor.
WANTED A RELIABLE I'LRSON IN HOOK
Island and every town in this locality to dis
tribute circnlars ; for particulars send references
anu sourest, T. . Crowley. 6!8 Main St, ler.e
TTTANTKTl A I inv To uiuinu a
Branch office, at her own home, for the Fa
mous remaie spccinc "Orange Lliy a splendid
opportunity; address with stamp. The Dr.Oosat-
W ANTED- AN ( IL SALESMAN, ON Com
mission, for the Lubricating oil trade: ad
dress to Tbe Ilietericbs Oil Co, 86 West Wash
ington St., Chicago 111.
COMFORTABLE and ELEGANT
Tor Sale by Leading Dealers.
UTd Solely I? VML. BABZSB, Troy, 17.7
The Hotel Eastman,
LITTLE ROCK. A It K .;
The largest and finest RRMOKT Hil l I I. in
America, with the finest Bath Honses in the world
connected, will open (under management of O. O.
Barbon , of White Mountain Hotels) for season of
1S90, January 16th. Tickets shonld he bought via
St. Louis and Iron Mountain & Southern H H.
RUSSIAN. Tl KKIMt,
or IIKDIC TKI V -rilli
HATH at hoiaewnb
IIATII API'AUATI s
as shown In cut. Cures
Cold-, Influenza, Rlv-meat
Ism anl Malnrta. Price I'-i.
H.nt, c. u. I)., hy siirsss
with full dire, ilons.
l'FTER D. P1NKE,
1179 S4 Avenue, New York.
4. . MAtBSLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office wHk t. T Ken
vorlhy. 175 Second Avenue.
WILLIAM .IA KSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Rock I-land
National Bank Building, Kock Island, III.
B.n SWECNBT. C. L. WAI.KBR.
SWEENEY & WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COl "NSELI.OIls AT LAW
Office in Bengston's Mock. Rock l-lsnd. 111.
McEMRT A XoEMRl,
ATTORNEY'S AT I.AW-Loan monev on food
security, make Colin lions. Reference. Mitch
ell Lynde, bankers. Office in PoatatBca block
W. A. GUTHRIE,
(Successor to Gulurie Colllusi
Plans and estimates furnished. A specislty
tnada of fine work . All orders attended to
promptly and satisfaction guaranteed.
la'OItlce and ehop No. 181s Third airnne
THE MAILT A RHUS.
FOR MALE EVERY EVENING at Craaiptan'B
News Stand. rlve asms per copy.
I. S. NrHFREHA,
ARCHITKOT ANnSUVERINTBN DKNT.--MSB1
office Obbc bi attl, Oblo; Branch office ..vet
first Nation ., bank. Rock Island. fit ly
8T. LUKE'S COTTAttE HOSPITAL,'
OH THIRD A YEN I' E, between Temh ana
Eleventh streets. reh M-tf
OFFICE KFYOYBD TO
Rooms SS. ft, ts and
Take Elevator. lA B V i'ORT, La.
(iJite of Cincinnati, Ohio.)
Has Permanently Located in
Being a graduate of two of the best Hadtcal col
leges in the east, together with an extensive
llospitsl practice of tix yesrs, he Is well
qualified to treat the most difficult dis
eases Ilia specialties are :
Female, Lnng. Private and
Loss of Manhood, or Seminal
Weakness, and Errors of
Positively and permanently cured.
The Doctor will be glad to see all those who are
afflicted whether they intend taking treatment or
not. Positively no casus tsken that cannot be
cured. Cases successfully treated by correspon
dence. Correspondence arrompsi led b 4c
in stamps promptly answered.
Office MrCnliougb's New Block.
W. Third Street, near Main.
The fitBt COal Bhinnerl into this market
from Mercer county was from the mines
M i- -n yii . ... ,
oi n. a. .1118 in tne fall of 1870, and
hence eiven tbe name it still ,..r Tt in
well known to be the best sold in tbe
market, and other merchants have adop
ted the same name and olTermo an in
ferior article for the genuine. Don't be
deceived, Dut buy the genuine celebrated
Mercer county coal of T. H. Ellis, on
Second avenue, opposite St. Joseph's
church. The office has not been removed,
but is there still, and is the only place in
the market sellmir the old
article. Telephone 1036.
BBS' imparls y i rllliatit lranr. .i. ii. v i . il.eskiii rte-
pill..et. lt- kl. l.iul.l, ...tliilla ,.t
1 V fltl le t Ih.- irvji i.,.;.. .! t,!r M
own LCD tSSSA
w w m SUSP ( m v .
A Dire t,.r. nt Unit in fnnlAe. . ...
- ,- .............. ivwui.nii, ueins
the west half of the southeast quarter of section
iuuo ui ,u usitip iwcnij, nortn range, two east
ia Rock Island coantr, Illinois. The above lanti
will be sold rhun und rtn aamw .dm,. 0.
tlculara enquire of or address
c. m. nMMMMTMM, Att y at Law
jan 90-dwsni Rock Islsnd, 111.
IBSM required. Write for terms. I- fa
Adil kulumatM, Mich.
Dr. ii mim
COB- WASH, ft 3d AYS. S.
From SO years' experience in Hos
pital and Private practice is enabled
to guarantee radical cures in Chronic
or po sonous diseases of the blood,
throat, no e, skin, kidneys, bladder
and kindred organs. Gravel and stnc
ture cured with .ut pain or cutting
Those who conte mplate going to
Hot Springs for the treatment of any
private or blood diseases can be cured
for one-third the cost.
I ADIF? By lh,B treatment a
t-"J lovely complexion, free
from sallowness, freckles, eruptions,
etc., brilliant eves and perfect health
can be had. tsVThat "tired feel
ing" and all female weakness prompt
ly cared. Floating, headaches. Ner
vous Prostration, and Sleeplessness.
Ovarian troublis. Inflammation and Ulceration.
Falling and displacements, Spinal weakness and
( hange of Life. Consult the old doctor.
NFRVnil? Physical and Organic weak
llLilluuo, ness, prematnrc decay, evil
forebodings, self-distrust. Impaired memory, val
pitatlon of the heart, pimples on the face, epecks
before the EYK, rlngiu. In the ear. ra'arrh,
threatened consumption and every disqualifica
tion thst renders marriage improper and unhappy
SPKKDILY and PERMANENTLY enred.
BLOOD AND SKIN
horrible in Its result completely eradicated
withont the use of tterctirv . Scrofula, Eryslpe
Us Fever So es. Blotches. Pin pies, I'lcers, psin
In the Head and Bones, Hyphiltic sore Throat and
Tongne, Ulandnlar enlargement of the Neck,
Kheumatism, etc., cured win n others have failed.
PI PTI I PC Cured with ut pain or hlnd
rtUr I UHt r nee from business,
IIRINIARV WfRecently contrartod or
u,,ll,"r' 1 chronic diseases POSITIVELY
enred In it to H days by a local remedy. No nan
reona drugs used. Medicines mailed or express
ed to any address free from observation. Char-
fes fair. Terms Cash. Book and qnestion list
Sc. A fri ndly talk costs nothing.
HOURS: 10 a. m. to 12 m.,S to a and 7 toB p m.
Sunday: 2 to 8 p. m.
S8 Wash. Av. S. MIHNEAPOLIB. MINH
356 Jackson St.,
St. Paul, Minn.
Speedily Cures all Private, Nervous,
Chronic and Blojd and Skin Diseases
of both Sexes, without the use
of Mercury or Hindrance
NO CURE, NO PAY.
Syphilis, Glett, Stricture, and all old, lingering
cases, where the blood has become poi-oneif,
causing ulcers, blotches, sore throat and month,
pains la the head and bones, and all diseases of
the Kidneys and Bladder, and all diseases ac
quired from exposure are CURES Fok 1 IFE.
Mas or all aors who are saaTsilUg from the ter
rible effects of Seminal weakness, St xnal debili
ty and loss of Sexnal pow. r a the ri-sn.t of
Mouthful Indi-cretion, or excesses of mature
years, producing emissions, nervonsne-". loes of
memory, Ac,, are thoroughly and permanently
Dr. Feller, who iia had many years experience
in this specialty, is a graduate from one of the
leading mtdical colleges of the c nntry. He has
sever failed in corini; any ca-es that he has un
dertaken. Cases and correspondence saredly
confidential. Call or write for !i"t of qaCBttOM.
Medicir.es sent hy mail and BIBS BBS everywhere.
Dr. yN Dyks
IF NOT, TRY IT.
LUm t BAHNSEN, Wyes I
MARTZ A BAHNSEN,
Wholesale Agents, Hook llattl
,rs V. sif!t. - "Mil
v -t V FV si
5 - W ' .Wem&s"
i (mm '
C.H.PEARSON 8c 09.y --
Dr. Tait Butler,
(Assistant State Veterinsrian of Iowa)
(Snccasaor to Dr. J. D. Rutherford.)
Office hoars 11 a. nf. to 2 p. m.
Dentistry a Specialty.
Cmce : Coyne's Feed Stable, Market square, j
KOUK ISLAND, ILL.
F. C. Hoppe,
- No. 1808 Second Ave,
SEXVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
AU kinds of Carpenter work dcine. General Jobbing done on short
notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and shop 1412 Fourth ave., ROCK IShA N I . ILL.
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u sfiiiakafta. wmmm
Has openetl his New and Bpadooi
-SAMPLE ROOM -
No. 1M to 162C Third avenue,
where he would tie pleased to see his friends
IV All kinds of drink aa well a Ale ami I'ortr. and tbe well Ln.,vii drink "Half and alf " the
only plaee In Ike I !' lu re .mi an ije! it
H. D. FOLSOM,
J F-KHK WWW FREE
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J E W WW W E
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JJJ EFEE W W EEKE
Oflire and Shop Corner Siventeenth St.
and Seventh Avenue,
BV aiiBinasor Art1tlc work a specialty.
Carpenter and Builder,
Oflirn and Shop No. 309 Eighteenth street.
y Plans drawn and estimates furnished.
OHLWEILER & SPILG-ER,
Contrcictors ond Builders,
Shop Third avenue, between 10th and 11th etreete,
(Fred Koch's old stand.)
WA11 kinds of Cirpenter work and repairing done Satisfaction suarantetd .
ST M R OF ILLINOIS, I
Rock Island CorNTt, 1 1"8'
In the circuit Court of said connty to tbe Jannarv
Caiberioe Monre, Samnel W. Lincoln M V
Richards, Bane Lase, M W Woodford, L J
Bengtston. Bnrton Malcolm. James P. Mnni-
somery. Martha Thomas. Kosilie ( oryn,
Desire Coryn snd Mary J. Macbeth.
wV B. Bmfleld. Renhen Wells, The Unknown
lleirs-at-law of Joel Welle, defeased, IJennia
arrrn, William A. Xonrse, Laura A. X.iur-e.
Jane M. Wt athcrhead. Eliza Babcock. F.unice
L Mill. I.onisa J Pryant and . He Bean
Affidavit of the non residence of the said W B
Bnrfleld, Heuheu Wells and Louisa J .Bryant, and
that the heirs st law of Joel Wells, deceased, are
unknown and made parties as the unknown heir
at law of Joel Wells, deceased, uavuur been nled
in the rlerk's office of the circuit court of Rork
Island county, state of Illinois, notice ia therefore
hereby given to the eaid non-resident defendants,
and unknown helra of Joel Wells, deceased,
that the complslnante filed their bill of comp alnt
in said conrt t n the chanrery ajde thereof on the
'-7th day of November, 188B. snd that thereupon
summons issued out of Haul court, wherein said
suit is row pending, returnable ou tbe first Mon
day In tbe month of January next, as is by law
Now. unlesa you, the said non resident defen
dants above named, and the unknown helrsst law
of Joel i ells, deceased, shall personally be and
appear before said circuit court on the fir-t day
of the next May term thereof, to be holden at Kock
Island in and for ssld county, on the first Mon
day In May next, and plead, answer or de
mur to the said complainant s bill of complaint
and the same end the matters snd thing- there
in charged and stated will be tsken as con
fessed. and a decree entered against yon accord
lng to the prayer of eald bill.
Rock Island, 111., December, 29. 1SS9.
GEO. W. GAMBLE,
Clerk of Circuit Court.
W . K.MOOBI AKTiGCTER &SWSBNBT, Huliutore
Winter & Lemburg,
Wholesale Dealers and Importers of
Wines and Liquors,
Nos. 1616 and 1618
HTI-Cm r i t"v a -r-7 p-i
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
DAVIS & CO,
A complete stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing.
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc.
S.ile Agents for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
We guarantee every or e perfect, and will send Clip-.
Twenty day's trial, to responsible parties
Safely Heating Boilers and Oost tractors f,ir
furnishing and laying Wutcr, and
1712 Pirst Ave ,
Rook I ' ll !, Illinois
Telephone 114S. Healdunce I -,' lue
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K R H
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FFEK R K
No. 1707 Second avenne, Kock Island.
Plan, and estimates for all kinds of t.iilM1n
HAS PHROU A8KD TIIK
-and has removed to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
CW He solicits the trade long enjoyed
by his predecessor and as many new
customers as wish to favor him with
Pay Your Taxes
The Taxes for 1889 are now
due and payable to the Collec
tor at County Treasurer's office
in court house building.
sal satMaetlnn in tta
eure ef iiont.i i ti t a u i
Uleet. i prescribe ii a't.i
feel safe lu ree. iiui i r.
lug it to all uiffexeri
A.. I. RTOXEB, 1J-.
PRICE l. mi.
p,ld by UrugRiat
FOR MEN mVi;
A POSITIVE ForLSTorrAanr. MMrucon:
OTTR Ti wt":"'" "fBedyar.d Hi d fl n,
jrjr aerets or Eijessett in OKd or Yeuag.
rt Difl Ii it WaAK.rNDCYLI.Orf i! tlRlHSB PABTS 0f h(!l)Y.
saHetb a.fultat M T " i nfBi in dj.
ea mill) rrom i: StAtr. T.T.n..ri. a.i FerslsB tsessna,
ataea. Tall vijanAtloa. ami arcofa nollae
its, seam. U(l moiCAl CO.. IttfrALO. N. I.
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