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THEliOCK ISLAND AKGUS, FRIDAY, MAY 1G, lb90.
The Grim Story of the Bridge
port Suicide Club.
AN OATH OF SELF SLAUGHTER.
Am Aaeoriatlon Formed In a Saloon aa
Joke AmmH Practical Shape of a Mott
. Hldeooa Nature All the Members Bare
Three Bare Killed Themselves.
. On evening, six years ago last spring, there
sat around a large table in the barroom of
John Einzie's saloon at Bridgeport, Conn., a
half down men, five of whom were Germans
and one American born. Glasses of beer from
THC ROMS OF TBI CLCB.
which the froth was slowly vanishing stood
before them untasted. The companions were
not talking, save in a jerky, desultory sort of
fashion, but they smoked in a grim, persistent
way that told of meditation. The night was
warm and the door stood ajar. Outside the
rain poured down incessantly, ever and anon
the thunder growled like a wild beast hungry
for its prey, and the lightning flashed its
darts of flame across the inky sky. An occa
sioDal griKt of wind rolled in, whereat the gas
would flare end the curling tobacco smoke
aaeume fantastic shapes. A Wast of extra
force roused one of the number from his in
"Dreadful weather," be muttered, seizing
his glass and draining its contents. ''It gives
me the horrors almost."
The others followed his example and emp
tied their mugs.
Kiuzie arose with the remark: "Well, now
yon must take a round with me."
"No, sir, it's on me; wbat'll you have,
The voii-e was that of a new comer, who
had that instant entered the door. Uis face
wore the bright, audacious, aggressive look
cf the man of the world, and it also bore the
stamp of youth and health and hope. Each
one's countenance brightened at his greeting.
and bauds were outstretched in welcome. He
took a seat at the table and quaffed his beer
with the eagerness of thirst. Then be glanced
about and queried:
"What's the matter with you fellows? When
I came in you all looked as if you were ready
to kill yourselves."
"I feel like it for one," remarked William
Meckel, a bijrn painter; "what's the use of llv-
in anyhow r
"Well," gayly responded the latest arrival.
"news is pretty dull now, and I want some
thing to make paragraphs from Let's form
a suicide ulub and startle the town a bit."
Here, inJeed, was an idea to drive away
ennui and gloom. All acquiesced, and the
proposer of the scheme, George Ieaven worth,
city editor of The Bridgeport Farmer, drew
paper and pencil from his pocket and drafted
a constitution and oath of initiation. By the
provisions of the former document any one
weary of life was declared eligible. The club
was to meet monthly, "or oftener," in Kin
xle's saloon, and on each anniversary of its
birth the members were to shake "poker
dice." The one making the smallest cast was
bound by the vow to which he subscribed to
kill himself within the ensuing twelvemonth.
Those who affixed their names to the grue
some documents were Max Heisterhagen,
William Meckel, John Klnrle, Wendell Baum,
Carl Roberts, Max Pfalzenheim and George
"Now, gentlemen," cried the last named,
merrily, "schooners around in which to drink
short life and happy exit to the members of
the Bridgeport Suicide club, and while John
draws the ber I'll give you a verse or two
suitable to the event. Silence all."
And he began that famous song written by
an English officer in India when the cholera
mowed dTwrr men more swiftly than the
We meet Death the sounding rafter,
And the walls around are hare;
As they echo our peels of laujrhter.
It seems that the dead are there.
Then stand by your glasses steady,
This world is a world of lies;
Here's a health to the dead already.
Hurrah for the next that dies.
The group seemed imbued with a certain
hysterical mirth ; a strange recklessness took
possession of all present.
"Bring the dice," shouted some one. "We'll
shake now; we won't wait a year. Hurrah
for the next that dies."
The Ivory cubes were produced. Each man
had three throws in which to secure as high
a band as possible. Remarkable to state I
have the story from an eyewitness all se
cured four of a kind; but Heiaterhagen and
Elnzie, the lowest two, tied on trays and had
to shake a second time. The latter threw
three fours and a pair of deuces. The former
got two sixes, two fives and a four. His cast
was lower than any of the others; be had
drawn death in the lottery of the dice, and
by the terms of the compact he was bound to
kill himself within the year.
But it was all a joke, a ghastly sort of
amusement concocted to while away the
hours, and In consonance with the thunder,
the llghtniug and the storm. As the com
panions prepared to seek their homes they
chuckled over the jolly evening tber had
spent together, and congratulated Leaven
worth on his novel scheme for dispelling the
"blue devils" that bad enveloped them prior
to his appearance.
"Don't forget to kill yourself," they cried
after Heisterbageu as he said good night, and
plowed his way down a side thoroughfare
through the darkness.
That was the last ever seen of Max Heia
terhagen alive. He went to his saloon on
Gold street, unlocked the door, lit the gas,
wrote a note, took a pistol from a drawer
back of the bar and blew out his brains. The
note was addressed to "my respected friends
and fellow members of the suicide club," and
the message was simply this: "I have kept
my oath. 1 warn you to keep yours."
HeiKterbagen was buried with all the hon
ors. The brass baud of which he had been a
member played at his funeral, and the men
who sat with him that tempestuous evening
in Einzie's saloon contributed a magnificent
floral offering which was to be the first of
many of its kind. The twelvemonth passed,
and the suicide was almost forgotten. The
members of the "club" bad not sought with
much enthusiasm to cultivate each other's ac
quaintance, but on the anniversary they all
chanced to meet at Einzie's saloon. There
had been no prearrangement. What did it
"''It la fate," said Roberts. "Let us throw
They did so, and William Meckel lost
Then they drank, and drank deeply. The
spell of that former meeting seemed to be
npon them. A hideous mirth unchained each
sotim tongue and impelled him to chant the
charms of the grave and the weariness of
hfe. A chair was set at the table for Heister
hagen. They shouted for his ghost to join
them, and placed a glass of liquor in front of
the empty seat. They asked friends who
dropped in to become members of the club,
and secured several additions to their num
Four months afterward William Meckel
cut his throat and Carl Roberts went mad.
The dead man was given an expensive fu
neral, and the one dead in life was taken to
the Middletuwn Ay1m for the Insane.
The pen almost wearios of setting down the
details. Let me summarize in brief the
chronicle of horrors from the inception of
TTTK FLORAL TRIBCTX TO MAYBIK.
this league until the present time, giving in
order the names of the victims of self
1. Max Heisterbageu, saloon keeper, shot
2. William Meckel, sign painter, cut his
S. Jbn Kinzie, saloon keeper, shot himself.
4. George Leavenworth, newspajier man,
5. Wendell Banm, proprietor New Haven
hotel, cut his throat in Xew York city.
ft. William Maybie, letter carrier, cut his
The last named can hardly be classed as an
actual associate of the club, as at the time of
his suiciJo he had not been elected to mem
bership, and had signed neither the constitu
tion nor tne oath. But be was given a fu
neral as complete in all its appointments as
were th.we of his predecessors. His wife is
now a lunatic.
Two nitm!ers still live besides tueiuau in
the madhouse. With one of them, the presi
dent, I talked at length the other evening.
He would neither affirm nor denv the report
that be "is intending to join his friends In
the mysterious land beyoud the gravis. "All
I will say," he remarked, "is that a man has
a right to his own existence. If he tires of
life, it is his prerogative to ovist it aside as he
would an old coat. If I choose to commit
suicide.it is noliodv's business but my
A peculiar mora! atmosphere seems to per
vade Bnd ;rt regarding this matter. 1 re
peated the la-' sentence of the president's re
marks to M' Moritignaui. a well known photo
grapher of lliat city, and be commented:
"M. iscorroct. 1 hech'Kiss to take
his own life it's nobody's - business, as he
THE PRESIDENT, STILL AUVX.
From a Sketch.
It is proper to add that Mr. Weber, the
present proprietor of the saloon formerly
kept by Kinzie, never had anything to do
with the suicide club.
Fred C. Datto.
The Screen Muit Come Down.
Edgerton, Kan., is not a large town, but it
has been beard from. At the recent muni
cipal election the women turned out in force
and elected their ticket, which did not bear
tbe name of a single man. The question at
issue was whether the billiard halls should
run with screens to the windows or not. The
result of the balloting means that the screens
must come down. Most of the young men
voted for the women's ticket because they
had to that is, the failure to cast an anti
screen ballot meant the loss of sweethearts
and ostracism by all the maidens of the vil
lage. At Orrville, O., recently, a birthday party
was given at the home of Finley Caskey.
Among those present were Robert Caskey,
aged 20, and Alice Hupp, his handsome sweet
heart. Caskey grew jealous at the attentions
other young men paid Miss Hupp, and, pro
curing a revolver, shot at, but missed, hi
uncle. He then shot himself through the
A Guilty Conscience.
"Willie," said his father as be came
home at night, "have you been a good
Did you ask mamma?" said Willie,
"Don't yon know?" inquired las fa
ther. "Well, it's this way," explained Will
ie, "ila's ideas and mine differ as to
what is being bad, and I don't want to
go back on anything she might say."
Hew York Herald.
A Grand Legacy.
Lobbs Did the old gentleman leave
much when he died?
Bobbs He left the earth. What
more could I expect? The Jester.
First Boy (gloomily) rve got to cut
kindlings and empty three buckets of
ashes and build two fires and go to the
store on an errand and then fill the coal
Second Boy (enviously) You've got a
reglar picnic, you have. Just think of
me. Mother said when I came home
from school today Id got ter hold the
Time is money.
A YEAR'S POLICE WORK.
Marshal Mtller'a AnaaalRi pert ta the
(? Ceancll T'ae l hlef Matla.
fle With Kls fr'orrr. v
In his report to.the city council of the
workings of the police department for
the municipal vest ending ii May, City
Marshal Phil Miller speaks of the high
moral status of Ike city during the year,
and says that few cities the size of Rock
Island have been as free frc m crime for
the same period. He praises the mayor
for the wisdom and care exercised in the
selection of men to compote the force,
the rule being to retain me a of ex peri
ence and sobriety and making industry
the test of competency. Th s is a prac -tice
that was most noticeably disregarded
by the two preceding admit istrationa.
The force is composed of a marshal,
deputy marshal, eight patrolmen and a
jailor. During the year a much needed
change in the patrol system was effected
by the removal of the hors i and patrol
wagon from a livery stable to a barn art-
joining the station and ere :teil for that
purpose, the result being at once a great
improvement in the matter of convtn
ience and expediency as well as an econ
omic advantage, making a Having to the
city of at loaat ooehalf the original cost
of maintenance. The mahal recora
mends the adoption of kctric patrol
boxes, the providing of a team instead of
one horse and a more suitable patrol
The marshal alludes to the vigorous
warfare that has been made on dangerous
sidewalks, 12,000 feet of wl ich were torn
up or repaired during the jv&r.
The number of arrests lor the year
were 387; the fines for whi -h amounted
to $1,183.45; dog tax rece pts, $380.75,
collected by the police &9 against $069
collected by a special agent the year pre
Of the arrests made by tie department
142 were for state offenses and 387 for
violation of ciiy ordinance. There was
but 1 arrest for murder; 1 for robbery; 8,
burglary; 2. assault to kill; 1 for keeping
a honse of ill-fame; 2 for mbezzlement;
1 for gambling, and the oil era were for
Rapids City. May 15.
Bring on your street lamps.
Our public schools c'.ose a&xt week.
The assessor cometh onet; again. iMioot
Sunday school now at htlf pst ten in
the M. L. church.
R. Flalewood and Joe Churcbiil are
home from Moline.
The sidewalks of the city are being put
in coon condition.
II. Vogeler is home from Norris. Iil.
So is Mike O'Halloran.
Denbeih & Co. are s nking another
shaft on their coal fields.
J. Tracy, roadmasler of the Milwaukee,
was in town a few hours yesterday.
A dance by the Hampton string bam:
is on the boards for Saturday the 1 ..
Some of these days yr u will hear J
Sohieb s new engine whist e.
The click of the check rower is heard
aslant'fields. Plantin'cori by gosh!
O. M.Hubbsand M. lteltig took a
drive through Henry coumy last week
Rumor hath it that one of our leading
voting men will soon take unto himself a
A good many of our citizens are going
into beekeeping. It is a j leaaant recrta
James Churchill savs he won't fish anv
more with a dip net. At least not right
D. J. Webb has some fine full blood
Golden Wyandottes. The rooster stands
Annie Lindstrom is learning the mil
liner trade with the Misses Robinson and
Yost at Port Byron.
C. M. Wake is buildirg a new wire
fence for R. H. Trevor, nnd is going to
build one for J. Schmit
. N. Campbell is ba(k again from
Chicago. His wife's health is very poor
but the climate here is mi ch better than
in Chicago for her.
The Sunday school and evening ser
vice here have a choir now- Miss ioez
Adams, organist and alto; Misses Hattie
Sanders and Mabel Adams, soprano;
George Sides, tenor; Perry Williard, D.
J. Webb, basso.
The Milwaukee road haf provided each
one of its section crews with a machine
that is a cross between a vsgon yoke and
a monkey wrench. It is for raising low
joints and does the work in an admirable
manner, saving one man, besides doing
15 Conservatorship of Mary J Re
mer. Bond of J F Robinson as conser
vator filed and approved, and letters of
Estate of Gustaf Jonson. Troof of
publication and posting of notice to
creditors filed. Appraisement bill and
widow's award filed and i.pproved. Wid
ow's relinquishment awi selection filed
and approved, and order turning over
property selected to widow.
Estate of August Sass. Petition by ad -ministrator
to sell real estate to pay
debts. II earing and order of sale.
Estate of Fannie Higgi ison. Admin
istrator's final account filed and ap
proved, and estate closed.
14 E II Ouyer to Henrietta J Howard,
part lot 18, nw j assessor'! lot 6, 17, lw,
George Kendall to Herman Liphardt,
part nwj swj. 28. 18. 3e. $5.
Williamson N. Cox et id to William H.
Adams, agent, s w nwj, 29, 19, 2e, fl.
Emma C Wells to Clats W Blakemore,
part lot 1, Candee place id, Moline, $1,
500. Clara W. Blakemore to Emma C Wells,
part lot 2, block 10, Wood's third ad,
LICENSED TO -VKD.
12 Andrew Schnitger Amelia Laws
14 Nels Ecklund, Justine Noreen,
15 Frank A Rose. Chicago, Alold
E Anderson, Burlington.
Advertised 14st mt JU;ttera Hi a. 1ft.
LUtof letters uncalled for st the Hostofflce at
HocltJUland, Kocfc Island countv. Illinois,
Irietnen Janes R
Flaher Chaa S -Oood
Jones J no 6
Cram leek Henry
Perrbie W M
Kent nt j Warren
f-mltb Mrs Cora
Youn Mrs Anna -roaitaN
HOWARD WELLS, P. Jt.
Illinois Btats londay leiool Association,
MAT 13TH TO a 5TH. 5
For this occasion the Rock Island &
Peoria has arranged to sell tickets at
greatly reduced rates. T -ains leave Rock
Island at 8:15 a. m. ami 2J20 p. m.; ar
rive at Jacksonville at 2:-15 and 10.80 p.
m. Depot foot of Twentieth street.
F. H. Rocarvnox., Ticket Agent.
Rich. Digestible. Stimulating.,. Nourishing.
Having a peculiarly delicious flavor a food and drink
combined at a half cent a cup and fit for a prince.
"BEST & GOES FARTHEST."
- VAN HOITE.V8 OOOOA. " t4e, mlwmy. awa ) aa innt.d and
patented aaa laaaMl la Ilollud. It ia acknowledged bj tha moat eminent doctota
and aaalrata that by the sata treattaaeat V Hoctk a Ooooa haa nndersone. the
BOIeibltHy or the aeaWoraelac eoatlteje.ta la taeraaee mtly r ..
Z, whole ' h nree are softened and rendered mora palatable and digestible.
Larreet aale in the world." Aak for ViH Horrres a mm take aw wthcr. S7
Paris Exposition, 1SS9 I &"S:
LARGEST CHOCOLATE MANUFACTURERS IN THE WORLD
YEARLY SALE EXCEEDS 30,000.000 POUNDS.
PUREST, HEALTHIEST AND BEST.
Ast for YELLOW WRAPPER Hater Ctolates ed take bo otters.
for Sale Ereryarhere.
HO A UPU unnec nuinu . nr- .......
April Honpital Report.
Report of St. Luke's hospital for April:
Expenses Rent. $30: nurse. $40:night
nurse, $25; drusgist. $'26 44; strvant,
12; groceries, 9.55; wbicky and alco
hol, $8 75; coal, $4; milk. $2; wood. $2;
butebtr. $1.85; totsl, $152.19.
Donations Fleming & Bros. Can-
niist company. 3 large cans of fruit; Mrs.
J. M. Rosenneld and Mrs. Morris Rosen
field, milk; number of patients, 8; dis
charged, 1; death, 1.
M. C. Hoffman, Sec.
the Beat ia tha World.
Senator Henry C Nelson, of New
"Senate Chammkr.Albaxy. N. Y.,
April 4. '85. S
On the 27ih of February, 1883. I was
ta'cen with a violent pain in the region of
ray kidneys. 1 suffered such agony that
I could hardly stand up. As soon as
possible I appled tl e Allcock s Porous
Plasters, one over eah kidney, and laid
down. In an hour, to my surprise and
delight, the pain had vanished and I was
well. I wore the plasters for a day or
two as a precaution, and then removed
them. I have been using Allcock's Por
ous Plasters in my family for the last ten
years, and have always found them the
quickest ami best external remedy for
coMs, strains and rheumatic affections.
From my experience I believe they are
tne nest piasters in the world.
Allcock's Porous Piasters are purely
vegetable. They are mild but effective,
sure and quick in their action, and abso
Bewsrs of imitations, and do not be
deceived by misrepresentation. Ask foi
Allcock's, and let no solicitation or ex
planation induce you to accept a substi
tutue. Allcock's Corn and Bunion Shields ef
fect quick nnd certain relief.
The time is approaching when yon'll
need your lawn mower and more as ths
Bsware of Ointments for Caiarra That Con-tin
as mercury wi'.I surely destroy the sense
of smell and completely derange the whole
system when entering it through the mu
cous surfaces. Such articles should
never be used except on prescriptions
from reputable physicians, as the damage
they will do is ten fold to the good you
can possibly derive from them. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio., contains
no mercury, and is taken internally, and
acts directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's
Catarrh Cure be sure yon get the genuine.
It is taken internally and made in Toledo,
Ohio, by F. J . Cbeney & Co.
CfTSold by druggists, price 75c per
A pair of spectacles Two women in
"divided skirts" riding bicycles.
Wast it Costs
Must be carefully considered by the
great majority of people in buying even
necessities of life. Hood's Sarsaparilla
commends itself with special force to the
great middle classes, because it combines
positive economy with great medicinal
power. It is the only medicine of which
can truly be said "100 doses one dollar."
and a bottle taken according to directions
will average to last a month.
The Maine lime industry is slack so
they want a tariff duty.
In the pursuit of the gooa things of
his world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malaria! disoases. Price, 60 rents, of
The man that baa lived for himself has
the privilege of being his own mourner.
HOME SEEKERS' EXCURSIONS
The Burlington route. C , B.'& Q
railroad, will sell from principaiatfoaAJ and
on its lines, on Tuesdays, April 22 i nd rjior!
may xuin, nonie seeKers excursion uck
ets at half rates to points in the fJtrroiaif
regions of the west, southwest and north
west. For tickets and further informa
tion concerning these excursions call on
your nearest C, B. & Q ticket agent, or
address P. S. Ecstis, Gen. Pass, and
Ticket agent, Chicago, 111.
If the boys don't kiss the misses, then
the girls will miss the kisses.
Ths Great American Chorus.
Sneezing, snuffling and coughing I This
is the music all over the land just now.
"I've got such an awful cold in my head."
Cure it with Ely's Cream Balm or it may
end in the toughest form of catarrh.
Maybe you have catarrh now. Nothing
is more nauseous and dreadful. This
remedy masters it as no other ever did.
Not a snuff nor a liquid. Pleasant, cer
A watchmaker ought not to feel run
down when his affairs are wound up.
The double edged reversible shears
two pair in one tbe most practical
shears invented. J. W. Jones sole agent
for Rock Island county. No. 1614 Sees
ond avenue. Rock Island.
"Of course," said Jinks, "I am an anti
slavery man. but I would like to see a
messenger boy put up at auction just
once." -" Why P" 'It would be so inter
esting to see him when he was going, go
ing." "That tired feeling" is entirely over
come by Hood's Sarsaparilla, which" gives
a feeling of buoyancy and strength to the
V""E, rtcn I itrtrv. if
The Crown dining hall. No. 1703 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 sumB of $200 and upward, at lowest
current rates of interest, without com
mission. E. V. Hurst, Attorney at
law. Rock Island.
Surety on Bondi.
Those who are required to give bonds
in positions of trust, and who desire to
avoid asking friends to become tlirir
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,
Kock Island, 111.
The perfume ot violets, the urity of
the lily, the glow of the rns?. and the flush
of Hebe combine in Pozzom's wondrous
Q.IKL. WANTED At Mr. C. C. Taylor s
SECOND-IIANtt FURNITURE, bouvht. sold
or exchanged. Money loaned or Kuruiturc
stored at 3U3 East Second street, Davenport.
FOR SALE VALUABLE PATENT l.M
provement on Elevatora. Now in onemiion at
Star Finishing Works, Hamilton St., Pliila.la.
Pa; presents life and limb; for full particulars
apply to ROBT J. WALKER, Inventor.
WANTED TWO HDJES AND ONE iEN
tleir an to canvass for a new invention; sal
ary $2 a day. Experience unnecessary. C.R.I).
WANTED. FI RST-CLASS TRAY R LI Nil
salesmen at otce for Illinois ard Iowa. D.
R. Ingereoll A Co., snd S Dearborn St. Chi
cago, 111. feb-47
TTTANTED A RELIABLE PF.RSON IS ROK
V V island and every town in this locality to dis
tribute circulars ; for particulars send references
and address. T. N. Crowley, 6i Main ht , Ter.e
WANTED. A LADY TO VANA..K A
Ilranch office, at her own home, for the Fa
mous Female Specific '"Orange Liiy" : a splendid
opportunity ; address w ith stamp. The Dr. C.Kn
ley Medical Inaiitute. South Bend Ind.
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with J. T. Ken
worthy, 175 Second Avenue.
WILLIAM J.U KM),
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Rock 1-laod
National Bank Building, Kock Island, 111.
. D. awsKxiT. ct-.wai.Ksa.
SWEENEY & WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Once in Bengstou's block. Rock Island. I!l.
McEMRY at McEMKV,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on cood
security, make collections. Reference. Mitch
ell A Lynde. bankers, office in Postolhce block.
THE DAILY A RHUS.
FOR SALE EVERY EVENING at Crampton's
Newsstand. Five eents per copy.
DRS. RUTHERFORD & BUTLER,
(t RADl'ATES OF TflE ONTARIO VETERNA
Irv college, Vetemary Physicians anp Surgeons.
Office: Tindall'a Livery stable; Residence: over
Asters Bakery, market square.
W. A. GUTHRIE,
(Successor to Guthrie Collius
Plans and estimates furnished. A specially
made of fine work. All orders attended to
promptly and satisfaction cnaranteed.
(Office and shop No. ISIS Third avenue.
WM. 0. KULP.D. D,S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Rooms S6, 7, 29 and 'JO.
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT, 1 A.
OTICE OF GUARDIAN'S SALE
OF REAL ESTATE.
State or Illinois. 1
Rock island County "
By virtue of a decretal order of the county court
of said county, entered at the Mav term of aid
court. A. U. 1AM. on the application of Robert D.
McCreery, guardian of Porter McCreerv, Robert
V. McCreery and William McCreery, minors, to
sell the following described real estate helonL'ine
to aald minora, elf uate in the county of Rock Jsl-
iu sua i aie oi minoie, to wn :
The undivided tune fourteenths (3-14) of te
wtbeaat Quarter V)of tbe enulhenst uuarter
MV4I of section ten (lilt, in township sitecinli
north of ranpe one west of the fourth principal
meridian. I shall on the llth day of June. A. I.
ltfA), at tbe north door of the court house in the
city of Rock Island in tbe county cf Rock Inland
and atate of llllucia. at the hour of t o cl.x k.p.
m., sell all the interest of said miliars in and to
the said real estate st poblic vendue to the highest
and beat bidder tor cash in hand.
ROBERT D. McCREEttY,
Guardian of Porter McCreery, Robert D. Mc
Creery and William McCreery. minors.
By Jack soar A Uukst. Attorneys .
Tha First National bank of Rock Island, tills..)
located at Rock Island, in the state of Illinoi', ia
closing up its affairs. All note holders and o hers,
creditors of said Association, are therefore hereby
no'ifled to present tbe notes and other claims
against the Association for payment.
P. L. MITCHELL, President .
Dated April 1D.1SIW
The Great French Remedy for Suppressions
and Monthly Irregularities.
Lad lea Use Le Due's Periodical Pill, of Parte.
France; guaranteed to accomplish all thsl is
claimed for them. To be used monthlfor troubles
peculiar to women. Full directions with each
box. i per box or three t oxea for 5. American
PlH Co., royalty proprietors. Spencer, Iowa. The
genuine pill obtained of OttoKudert. Elm street.
Rock Island, Jappe & Co , lMtveupori, and of ail
LOUIS K. GILLSON &. CO.,
p roc ared. Increase all other soldiers' claims
roaecuted. Write us about your ease. Boom 4,
letropolltaa block, Ihicago, Ll.
tnay be ftmnj ow
file at GEO. P.
Newer APra Auvxxnaixo
Brntuo (It) epntoo
Uet), wnere ear
COB. WASH. 8d AYS. S.
From 90 rears experience In Hot
pital and Private practice ia enabled
to guarantee radical enrei la cnronla
or po:sonons diaeaees of the blood.
throat, no-e, akin, kidnevs, bladder!
snd kindred organs. Gravel and atrie
ture cured witnout pain or cntting.
Those who contemplate going tri
Hot bpriofft for the treatment of any)
private or blood diaeaeescan oe cured,
for one-third the coat.
I AniF B' tnis treatment af
MiyifcO lovelv comrjlezion. frees
from eallowneae. freckles, enii.tiona.
etc., brilliant eye and perfect health
can oe naa. ir? mat "tireo. reel
ing" snd all female weaknese prompt
ly enred. Bloating, headachea. Ner
vous Prostration, and SleeDleeeaeeaA
Ovenan trouble. Inflammation and Ulceration.
Falling snd displacements, Spinal weakness and
haute of Life. Consult the old doctor.
KICDXni IQ Physical and Organic weak
HCnYUUO, nei(6 premature decay, evil
forebodings, self -distrust, impaired memory, pal-
nation of the heart, pimple on the face, specks
efore the KYK, ringing In the ear. catarrh,
threatened consumption and every disqualifica
tion that renders marriage improper and unhappy
SPKEDILT and PERMANENTLY cored.
BLOOD AND SKIN
horrible In Its resalt completely eradicated
without the use of mercury. Scrofula, Erysipe
las Fever Sm es. Blotches. Piaples. Ulcers, pain
in the Uead and Bones, byphiltie bore Throat and
Tongue. Glandular enlargement of the Neck,
Kheumniiam, etc., cured worn others have failed.
RI I PTI I RP Cured with-ot pain or hlnd
n U r I U r C. r,nre from business,
IIRIKIARV tWRecently contracted or
U rlTtHn I . chronic diseasea POSITIVELY
cured in 3 to H day a by a local remedy. So nau
seous drum used. Medicines mailed or express
ed to atiyaddress free from observation. Char
ges fair. Terms Cash. Book snd question list
ISc. A frit ml ly talk costs nothing.
HOI KS: 10 a. m.to 14 m., to s snd 1 to 8 p.m.
isumiay : x 10 A p. m .
Wah. Av. S. HIHHEAP0LU. HIBH
(Late of Cincinnati, Ohio,)
Has Permanently Located ia
In thpst two months he has successfully
M CAN KM
of the most severe character. Below he givesthe
nxiue of a few that he h" snccefnlly treated,
who are weil knowu, that live in Davenport and
J. II." Harrison. Rock Island county, Mrs. A. J
Mron. heart disease.
Mis i na Davis, F. A Steams, scrofula.
Charles tionlon. llrnry Wineberir. rhemaiism.
Mrs. Anna Welsh, neuralgia.
Mrs. L. A Cower. Geo. Brvant. R. L. Smith.
Jennie Vayh-rry. Mary ihcrbiue, A. B. Thomp
fon, it-niate uis-n-e-.
Ttu s.' are a few of the manvcses he has stir
cefsfnlly ticated. tut tbcv are enoneh ta show
what can be done by one who thoroughly nnder
stsnrN the canse of d:-ea-e.
I'Tfc'-Lo's of M'inbood, Seminal Weakness, and
Errors of Youth, positively and permanently
t'iCases successfully treate.t by correspon
dence. orrespondi-nce accompanied by 4c
in stamps promptly answered.
1 ffice-McCnllon?h'New I. lock.
VV. Third Street, near Main,
1 r jeAaa,
Dr. Umi Dykvs
IF NOT, TRY IT.
For fcavl EwrywWrt.
HHTZ 4 BAIINSEN, Miultsa!c ionls.
IIARTZ o; BAIINSEN,
Wholesale Agents. Rock Island.
John Volk & Co.,
8a6h, Doors, Blinds, Siding. Flooring,
and sll kinds of wood work for buildera.
Elchteento St., bet. Third and Fourth ave .
Winter & Lemburg
Wholesale Dealers and Importers of
Wines' and Lipors
(removed to new quarters)
-Nos. 1616 and 1618
fiOCK ISLAND, ILL.
Dr. s. e. Mccreary
tt m . 'j a
Practical Tie sni Brick: M Layer.
Resedenee 819 Twenty first St. Yard near St. Paul Depot,
Rock Island. 111.
(7Eftimates fnrniebvd for any kind of Tile or Brick in tbe market. I ay in of t.r!. k
and ti e walke a apecialty .
J. T. DIXOJST,
And Dealer in Afens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avtnue.
-CT. W. aJOIsTES-
Dealer In New and
Second Hand Goods
OF EVERT DESCK IPTIOJf .
The higher trice oaid for pood of any kind. Will trade, s 11 or liny anything.
No. 1614 Secopd, Avinu.
J". JSL. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
KaHUFACTUBER of crackers ASD BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They tvrflwfct.
y Specialties;' Tbe Ctrifty "OTSTRR" and the Thrifty "WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
F. H. MrLLFR. Pr-.'t.
F. H. Kvtx. S-tV.
J. H. FlDl.lit. l'r
8. F. SJIITS, Vicw-Prt.
SAFETY DEPOSIT CO.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK BClLDlXt:,
Terfert protvtiiti ;iL-.iiiit burclar, tlii-vi
and fire with its Fire and lJnn;lar-l'm.t
Vaults and ."vif.vi. is now raivtl to relit
Sale In its Vaults, with either comliuatioii r
key locks. The Kk of tlii-s KiU-t are al.'
dinerent, and undtT the control of the ri'iitor.
Eaah vile contaiiiH tin lo in win. h to pl.i.v
valuables jnt Mi.h .-uvoiiiinoh'.tions as are
wanu-U by AdmuiKtratois K.veiitors, .i;:u.i
ians Capitalists. M:itnM or il!le Women.
Karmors. Ab-t;aiii-s Traveliin; Mm. or
Strancers, taxing valiuibles. l'matt r--tir!nir
rooms tor the evainination ,.f M"rs ete.
Sales in all sizes, r.iimin iiijri.f, jht annum,
front Three iMllars uu Tlurty ftolhtrs, ae
fontine to sie ami lix'.ttion. Al., htorace
Room for pa k;ur-s, rmxes or trunks. If u
are iioint! to trtvel, tliis is the hnlv l:iee of 'alw
sohite safety In the three .-ities for Vinirsiiver
and o!'i-r valu:ibles. Charge reas.in.il, le.
Call an. I our aults, wlieiiier voit desire a
Aile or not.
M. J. r.OHI.PS, CMto.i;.tn.
HAS PURCHASED TUB
and haa remored to
Third Ave., and Tenth St.
He soliei a the trade long enjoyed
by hit predectfftor and aa many new
customers a wish to favor him with
The cheapen I ever known
$225 Per Ton for Cash..
Will also contract to furnish Tile anil Brick fr
idee alks aud do (reneral hauling. Office oppo
ne St. Joseph' church. Second avenne.
Telephone l 8b. T. H. KLLI9.
AWNINGS, JENTS, ETC.
TVagon and all kinds of
Office and Factory 308 Harrison atreet.
T,e" onr 8oa b aample to wboWale and re
.i r '7 1r",t nBufactnrer ia
S, M-l1"?1 "U,7 Pid' I'-mnanent pos"
CMtUaiAi. KTQ. CO.. Chicajo, i,u
" 3 5
" 1 s
DAVIS & CO.,
A complete stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Packinp.
Iloe, Fire Brick, Etc
Sole Amenta for
l DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS
We gnsrantee every one perfect, snd will wn4 o.. ,
Twenty day's trial, to responsible an:.-
Safety Heating Boilers and Contrartrs f .,
furnishing and layine Water, ami
1712 First Avk .
Rock Island, Illit ui'
Telephone 1148. Besldecee lel-fhorf V"
Tho best of everything alwsv on hand ar
mosi rasoii;!e price.
wniTE OR BLACK HKARSE
1805 Second Ave., Rock Island.
F. CLOCGH, Manager
J. M. BUFORD,
Tu cH Ftre a-4 Tlrje tried Compact
LOSSES PROIilPTLY PAID.
alee a lew aa aay rwllthlr toi aa m?m?4.
Voar palronace m ao!ic:toV
Vro&t ta Xrvaa eUtca.
R. R. TICKET
Riduckd Rates to all Points.
OFFICE -In Adame Express Office nnder
SOLE AGENT FOR
The Pope Wfg Co. Bicycle. Ladies ai.d
Children's Bicjclus a specialty.
rnwms wopu mate setrr o a
D'HMrfES GOLDEN SPECIFIC
PJfrm""I"",roran alwiboliewriefc fr Nl " K
vm, m ir-tie-r mill 1.
gifts, Kock Island, 111.
l rsahttll i":w . .
lfaoma. (1 -u t -
Notice ia hereby gXren, that the ni.d r-ijmtd
has been appninted a-rignee of Abram Liwh. aud
all persons boldirn; any claim or cla'.ms agaiii-i
Mid Abram !rb are hereby nitifld to pr rrt
tbe aameto him ntidrroaih or affirmation mit'-iu
three month from thie date, whether raid elam.
are doe or not. All person indrbu-d to aid a
Isroor are requested to make proc in t.avon-ij! . '.
Dated Mar h I?h. 1S0.
UKNKY P. HILL, Assist.
i morn ah nn.iU-t. Ins kW anal ltr.i.M. ?....: l.c
I sUe bj m iir-tHU tfrursrt u ot maiMO i.r
1 -fAPt;- : T
ItkfiraMtlBLtstU'ltl AUu A'x '
'PH, lUyth. ht.CM mtul fl t. T'xy
.C O. D. rYnt 1 4i ear"
at f. St.. (tttrar-
era, on all CASH order during out
DAV8' SPECIAL. PRICK SALE.
flKtRUITITOrK. Ko preTioo. axg"
rarieiice required. Wnu for tern. r
iHtUm CeX.Malaa.aa. Mica.
Ir. Tht ItrgMI Cartel in
Om rrj eatahisv jmm rmm aad a .tk r h. I. n
n: ym an mm aMicr4 te ta, at hdo mi aT t w I '
aaisloaf slwin. MihIm Mnd r - r ' j
rata tnmm wmm -am. (iniiata ft