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BILL NYE ON BANQUETS.
THE MISERV OF THE HONORED
GUEST ANO THE PRESIDENT.
Ostensible Peterson' Laudable Ambi
tion Hint on Table Etiquette The
Chair . for Appearances Only "Hill's
Manual of Penmanship," Etc.
ICOpyricbt by Edar W. Nye.
A man who signs himself Ostensible
Peterson, of North Wattlebnry Town
ship, Mm, writes as follows:
' I hava just attained my majority, and
feel ready to enter upon the duties of life
with grefct zest, bnt there are a great
many things of wMoh I would like to
TIIK Gl'EST OF THE EVENING.
know more of. I learn with great rapid
ity, and now know as much useful knowl
edge as many men who are twice my
"I want to know more about banquets,
and how to appear and speak at them.
We think of having one here soon. I
wish yon would give me a few points, for
you certainly must be authority on these
things. Will you answer through the
papers, so as that others which may wish
to know more of this matter may also
have the opportunity?"
Snccesi in life is not due so much to
Inherent genius as it is to the ability to
go to the ri;ht place for what yon want
to know. You have shown the' first
qualification necessary to success. Osten
sible, and yon deserve to win. You may
be in rather a nebulous and gummy
state mentally, but you know where to
go for information anyhow.
Banquets, according to "Hill's Manual
of Penmanship, Calisthenics, Etiquette,
Common Law and Diseases of Horses,"
"are given in honor either of some not
ed occasion or some distinguished for
eigner or prominent citizen, generally
by an organization or association of
The guest of the evening may be read
ily discovered by his ill concealed an
guish. He smiles on all with the same
bright and bubbling joy that is felt by a
man who canvasses the infernal regions
in the interests of a large powder works,
carrying his samples with him from
point to point. He tries to jot down a
few thoughts on the back of a menu,
sweetens his consomme and tries to look
tickled, but the horror of his own fer
menting thoughtworks and the sharp
prongs on his unborn speech take away
his appetite, and his bright, automatic
smile, frozen upon his white features,
looks like the mirth on the face of an
ice cream Judas Iscariot.
Every banquet has its presiding of
ficer, who may or may not be gifted in
that way. Some men are born banquet
ing, some acquire banqueting, while
others have banqueting thrust upon
them. It is so with presiding. Some
presidents will make even the guest feel
comfortable, while others seem to be
placed at the head of the table to keep a
tally of the grub consumed. A gener
ous and hospitable heart cannot be ac
quired just as we are about to fork over
our souls to the great grand jury at the
end of life, and so no nMn ran by the
mere acquisition of property or position
alter his entire disposition in the after
noon of his existence. You have no
donbt visited at houses, Mr. Peterson,
where the host seemed to hang on every
word you said, but kept moving the
cuspidore around with yon wherever
you went for fear you might lapse into
barbarism at any moment and gfMt behind
the lounge. You have visited doubtless,
Ostensible, at places where the entire
visit was a gentle reproach to yon, where
the host made it easy for yon by exam
ple so that you would know what finger
bowls and such things were used for.
Possibly there is an air about me
which tempts people of great refinement
to watch me nervously while I eat, and
keep their more toothsome children out
of my reach. I am a plain man, born in
obscurity in the dark of the moon but
when my friends visit me I do not watch
the furniture with apprehension when
they use it, or start up wildly when an
overwrought chair cracks.
Ilowever, I will make one exception.
We have at home, rather against my
wishes, what is called a reception chair.
You h.ive. seen them, no doubt, Ostensi
ble. It is really a trick chair. It looks
well in the bay window of a furniture
store, and for any other bnt sitting pur
poses is quite a success. I sat in it once,
without permission, however, and it
took me three weeks to get back within
eight of the throne of grace. It is a
slight, nervous, sanguine chair, with
Queen Anne back and Sarah Bernhardt
limbs to it. It does not weigh over a
pound when in condition, and should be
"given to a guest who does not know
enough to go home until filled with
No. 2 bird shot.
But we were "speaking of the gift of
entertaining 1 was about to say the
divine gift of entertaining, for it is, if
successful, a quality that cannot be ac
quired. Acquired politeness when not
associated with natnral unselfishness
cannot fool any one but the meaty and
obtuse. I know of a man who will go
along for days and days without violat
ing a rule, and then he will forget him
self at table and imagine that he is feed
ing the same old J. I. Case threshing
machine that he fed in his younger
Banqueting is sometimes carried to ex
cess, but the more yon banquet the bet
ter yon can do it finally. Take me and
Gen. Sherman, for instance. We really
do not save a cent by the meals wo take
that way, for we are getting so that we
eat very little at banquets. lie used to
like a good many rich victuals, and so
did I, but now we take the plain cooking
or nothing. I used to eat red sweet
cake and green ice cream a good deal at
first as the guest of the evening, but now
I wait till the bacon and jono comes
around, and then eat very little else un
less stewed currants should be served.
If so I eat some of them on my bread,
washing this down with a glass of old
On taking your seat at table yon will
find at the side of your plate a bouquet,
or buttonhere, as the French call it,
which is not to be eaten, bnt inserted in
the lapel of tho coat. If there should be
no hole in yonr coat suitable for this
purpose do not with your claspknife jab
a hole in the garment while filling the
air about yon with profanity.
You will also find a napkin at yonr
Bide, or rolled in a fantastic wad on yonr
plate. It will have concealed In it a
blonde roll, which you will no doubt in
an unguarded moment flip on the floor,
and it will get stepped on by the regular
banquet humorist of the occasion. -.
You will be assigned to a seat at first,
and will place your hand on the back of
the chair, thereby filing on the seat, as
yon might Bay. Upon a given signal
from the chair, and the words "Gentle
men will be seated," yon will sock your
legs under the table, and while getting
acquainted with your neighbor you may
unfold your napkin, i-at a few Brazil
nuts in your pocket and ask the guest of
the evening if that is his first visit to
"our little town." ,
Should the finger bowl be placed at
your side at the beginning of the meal
along with the wine glasses, you may
easily distinguish it from the wine
glasses by its height It is not so
tall, and is more thick set, or thickly
set, if yon please. It is also liable to
contain a sprig of geranium, which is
not to be eaten under any circumstances.
You will now bite off a comer of your
roll, and while ostensibly reading the
menu yon can run over your piece in
your mind or comb your whiskers with
your pocket comb.
If a dish is brought to yon which yon
have not been brought up on, and you
are mystified abont it, do not say to the
waiter, "I don t want that; it's too rich
for my blood, but let it remain by
your side, and possibly some one else
will ask what it is, bo that yon can not
only find out, but also quietly take home
the recipe to yonr wife.
It is considered vulgar to eat every
thing within reach, and then try to dig
the ornamental designs off the plate
with your poon in a mad effort to get
the rest of tho food, or wipe up yonr dish
with a roll, like an engine wiper working
on a neglected locomotive. You should
eat all the time as if von did not choose
any. or had no occasion, as we say nt onr
house when we have company, and
throughout the meal preserve an air of
ennui and apiear as blase as possible.
Do not begin to eat like a harvest horse
while the blessing is being rendered, but
sit quietly and do not fidget with the
cake or crack your knuckles and mur
mur at the delay.
Do not seek to obtain the last drop of
gravy on yonr plate by up ending it into
your spoon or month, and if you wear a
heavy mustache it might be well occa
sionally to run yonr fork through it in
search of custard or other game which
may havo secreted itself there. The
bright bon mots of a man with a custard
in his mustache fall upon the mind like
In eating raw oysters do not seek to
hurry matters by means of a violent in
halation at the moment of taking them
from the fork; and if you should drop
one on the floor do not gather it np with
your hand and slap it down on yonr
plate with an oath, or put it on the head
of a bald clergyman whom you know
but slightly. Tell the waiter in a low
tone of voice that if ho will get it from
the floor he may have it for his own.
Then yon may go on with your persi
flage or whatever may be on your plate
at the time.
After the entire menu has been care
fully disposed of the chairman will take
another nip, and arising to his full
height, thereby scattering the crumbs
that were in his lap over those who sit
near him, he will proceed to pound on
the table with the handle of a knife, and
refer feelingly to the guest of the even
ing. Cheers will greet his remarks, and
confusion will cover the guest If you
are ever a guest you will know what
sorrow is. To sit np at 12 o'clock at
night facing an expectant multitude of
dear, devoted friends, and listen to en
comiums a foot high addressed to j-ou
I DO NOT WATCH THE FURNITURE.
and cheered to the echo, and know all
the time that you are a very much over
estimated man, Ostensible, will turn to
aloes and wormwood the nice buck
wheat cakes and maple sirup of the best
banquet that ever graced the groaning
board of a monarch.
I earnestly hope, Mr. Peterson, that
yon may never lie placed in that posi
tion. To le compelled to stand np sad
ly and say: "Boys, I am much obliged
to yon, but I've taken advantage of you.
I've got your banquet, and I have re
ceived it under false pretenses. I can
not return it to you, and I am not jier
mitted by the rules of the game to pay
for it. I give myself up. I cannot make
a speech. What little glory I ever won
was won in another way, and so I can
not do it." To say all this ami see one
countenance after another fall is tongh,
Mr. Peterson, extremely tough.
Then comes the professional enter
tainer, and gets the general good feeling
a-going once more. Every man to his
avocation. Ostensible, is a great rule.
Neither Mr. Edison nor I can make a
good after dinner speech. The great
noticeable difference between us, how
ever, is that Mr. Edison knows enough
to say so and stick to it. To lie a diner
out, a bon motter or a raccoontoor is a
gift. It cannot be acquired any more
than parents ca:i le acquired late in
You will think you can make an after
dinner speech possibly. You may think
so all your life and still be in error.
But when you get where you know even
as yon are known, and the eeales of
egotism are removed from your eyes,
and the fog and cobweb and dust and
swallows' nesta of a lifetime Bwept out
of your intellectual hay mow, yon will
be made to see that where you erred was
in carrying out the idea that yon could
make after dinner speeches when In
reality you were designed to watch a
Bnow shed on the railroad or keep your
eye peeled for Charlie Ross.
Blessed is the man who makes his
Uaistakea early in life, regrets them and
puts vawdine on the sore places. But
woe to the man who perpetuates and
cultivates his errors, who stands off and
admires them and points to them with
pnue; the round man in the souare hole
who possibly hit a popular cord in his
youtn by cutting cordwood for the
masses aud then erroneously took to the
piatiorm, perhaps, or medicine or the
pulpit, and perpetuated his folly by mak
ing j life long, Pan-American ass of
-7J t I.
Yon will do well, tistensible, to ob
serve the customs of others at , these
gatherings. Eat little, drink less and
say still less. Go homo early and quiet
ly, leaving your napkin when you go.
Remember what you bear, keep your
feet warm, yonr head ct ol, and do not
ask unnecessary questio.is. At the ticket
office in Stamford. N. Y., is the follow
ing notice: , . '
i pfr-TbUbaclnck! If Is r intiins It is New:
:Virk liiiii!.' Nov nbut upll: ;
We should learn fro n this to avoid
asking for information which we may
easily obtaiu other wise, instead of try
ing to make a good record as conversa
tionalists at the expense of our friends.
Ask me some more quesions whenever
you have them.
The Trotting; Mertluir.
" The fourth annual tiottiog meeting
of the McGregor Slock Farm of Bollman
Bros, will he held Sept. 2 .
Three minute class, purse of
divided in three moneys; 2:15 cl-tss, pur.-e
of $50, itividid as shove; tii-ee minute
pacing class, purse f 411. divided an above:
running race, purso $40, divided in two
moneys; Star Humble ton, an will tro a
mile to best his record for a purse of f 25
The rules of the Artiei-icm Trotting
Association to govern ali trotting and
pacing races which will be mile bents,
best three in five. American Jockey
rules to govern running race, which will
be half mile and repeat, belt two in three.
Entrance in all races $10. Four to fill
and three to start in trotiir. riaasef-; and
three to fill and two to si art in pacing
and running classes-
Where classes do not fill, entrance
money will be refunded, or nlmultl the
weather be unfavorable, entry money
will also be refunded. Efnes close at
10 o'clock on day of race, alt eu'ries to
be made to
R L Bom.mah, Secretary.
C. W. Hf.mksw jt, Pres.
What Doe it Mr a a T
"100 doses one dollar" means simply
hat Hood's Sarsapsriila is the most eco.
nomical medicine to buy, be :ause it (fives
more for the money than any other prep
aration Each bottle contains 100 d owe
ard will average to last a month, while
other preparations taken according to
directions are gone in a week. There
fore, be sure to get Hood's Sareaparilla,
the best blood purifier.
Some mucilage manufacturers have ac
cumulated great wealth without getting
There is more catarrh in tL is section of
the country than all other di -rases put to
gether, and until the last few years was
supposed to be incurable. For a ereat
many years the doctors pronounced it a
local disease, and prescritied local reme
dies, and by constantly fail n? to cure
with local treatment, pronounced it incur
able. Science has proven catarrh to be a
constitutional disease, and therefore re
quires constitutional treatment. Hull's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co , Toledo, Ohio, is the onlv
constitutional cure on the market. It is
taken internally in doses fro n ten drrps
to a teaspoonful. It Bets di ectly upon
the blood and mucous surfaces of the sys
tem. They offer one hundred dollars for
any c--.se it fails to cure. Sen 1 for circu
lars and testimonials. Addreii.
F. J. Cheney & Co , Toledo. O.
tySold by druggists, 75c
Their Bnsinsi Boom i,g.
Probably no one thing basaused such
a general revival of trade at Haitz 4
j Bahnsen's drug store as their give
away to their customers of so many free
trial bottles of Dr. King's New Discovery
for consumption . Their trade is simply
enormous in this very valuable article
from the fact that it away cures and
never disappoints. Coughs, co!d-t.
asthma, bronchitis, croup, ami all throat
and lung diseases quickly cured. You
can test it before buying lv gelling a
trial bottle free, large size $1 Every
The transition from long lingering
and painful sickness to robust health
marks an epoch in the life of the individ
ual. Such a remarkable event is treas
tired in memory and the agency whereby
the good health has been attained is
gratefully blessed. Hence it it- that so
much is beard in praise of Electric Bit
ters. So man? feel they owe their res
toration to health, to the use of the great
alterative and tonic. If you are troubled
with any disease of kidneys, liver or
stomach, of lone or short standing you
will surely find relief by use of Electric
Bitters. Sold at 50c and $1 p r bottle
at Hartz & FUhnscn's drug store.
BUCKLRN'S ARNICA BALV1L
The best salve in the world for cats.
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rlieun, fevet
sores, tetter, chapped hands, cl.ilblains.
corns and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay rcqu rcd. It
is guaranteed to give perfect sat efaetioe
or money refunded. Price 25 cmts pet
box. For sale bv Hartz A Bftl.n ien.
Peoria, 111., Sept. 12ih and 13th. Fri
day and Saturday, the Rock Inland &
Peoria railway will make an evcursion
rate of one and one-third fare on certifi
cate for this occasion
F. H. Rockweix, Ag'l.
Biifsiy from a Pestilential Sconrfe.
Protection from the disease, not a mtdicinal
niri'iit which merely checks the paroxisms, is
the srrand desideratum whenever the endemic
scourge of malum prevails . Quinine dors tint
afford ibis protect'on. The thief reason why
Hnstetter's stomach fitters hit won men I in
njenxe DoDnluritv ia. that It iimnar.?s tin system
to resist the malarial te-t. 1 his It ilm-s by
"racing anu toning me physical organism; resit
latuiK and promoting ancqnal How and ilixtnliu
uon or me annum iniius, anil esta 'Mistime
digestion on a sound basis. Not only is fi er anil
L'ne prevented, but the worst types of the disease
are conquered by it. Such Is the only conclusion
to be drawn from the nverwhelmiin; evidence in
in favor. It is liver complaint, general debility
and rheumatic complaint, aid is a r.-alialile
uiureuc ana nervine.
Pozzoni's Complexion Powder produces
a soft and beautiful skin; it conbines
every element of beauty and purity.
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfect) 7 and
leaves no odor.
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assume exclusive control f our business and ap
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state; itoods well known, staple as flonr. In nni
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Commerce, 8. E. corner LaSalle aud Washington
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TTORNEY AT LAW-Offlce with J. T. Ken
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office In Rock Island
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ITTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
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McEMRY & McKNIRY,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on eood
il security, make collections. Reference, Mitch
ell Lymie. bankers. Office in PostoOica block.
THE DAILY ARtilTS.
J-OR SALE EVERY EVENING at Crampton's
. Newsstand. Five ecuts per copy. -
DRS. RUTHERFORD & BUTLER,
HRADrATES OF THE ONTARIO VETERNA
llry college, Veternary PbTBieians anp Surgeons.
Office: Tindall's Livery stable; Residence: Over
i . f UUEIJ, UJWftCl HU,re,
If II PI TlliC'C Teaches its students
lALLLIIItt w trade and then 6 tart
them in railroma service.
Send for circulars.
13-19 Jakbstillk, Wis.
i o sen our gocMts ot sample to wholesale and re
tail trade. We are the largest manufacturers in
our line. Liberal salary paid. Permanent posi
tion. Money advanced for wages, advertising.
r or rerrax address
CfcNrEKMAL MF0. CO.. Chicago, Pi,
WM. 0. KULP, D, D, S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Rooms M, If!, 28 and 2A,
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT, 1A.
J. M. GASPARD,
Library Building, Davenport, Iowa, Call for
estimates anu see worn netore going to Cblcsgo.
LOUIS K. GILLSON &. CO
procured. Increase all other soldiers' claims
prosecuted. Write u about vour oase. Room 4.
Metropolitan block, hicaiio, la.
To sell the popular M. E. ADJUST.. BI.E FORM
OIKSKT. It is worn by Ladies wishing com foil
aim a goou rorm. for particulars address
ELGIN CORSET CO.,
Hi vsa Stbbit, ELOIN. ILL.
Dr. S. E.
(Late of Cincinnati, Ohio,)
Has Permanently Located is
In the past ix months he has successfully
of the most aevcre character.
The names of a few who live In Davenport an1!
vtcinlty. who have been successfully treated are
given below :
Mr A L Pain, Mrs Mary Watson, rheumatism;
Miss Lizzie Vance. Mr John Speiker, raiarrh;
Mis Anua Davis. Mr Win Sankeyf, scrofula; Mrs
1 A Wisner. Mr F L III onuamcr. heaft disease;
Mrs F V Marshall, (II years standing) piles;
Mr Samuel Sptlres, (Is ' piles;
air ixian lioty ( 7 ) tnle
Mrs May Wenilt, J A Wright, Sarah Munson,
Frank Hayes, Win MrUranahan, N K Thompson,
These are a very few of the many testimonials
lie oocior nas out they are ensugh to show what
ran he done by one who thoroughly understands
the eaiise and treatment of disease.
tW Loss of Mn hood. Seminal Weakness, and
Errors of Youth, (Kisitively and permanently
Wl'ospliively no case taken that cannot be
cured. Correspondence accomiianied by 4c ia
stamps promptly answerea.
Office McCnllougb's New Block.
W. Third Street, near Main,
J. M. BUFORD,
Tae wU Fire ant Tims-trie
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aa torn am aa veMabie i
Y i patro . la I
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ImiMiru hrulmnt tran-nstvrt'ncv to th nkm n.
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sate uy mi tui-iMrtu! uirirr ,or uuutotl for flo eu.
in (tamps by
Warranted Free front Injurious Drugs.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1890.
PRFPA urn frlTiK-
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OTICK TO OONTKAOTOKS.
Sealed proposals will be received at the t'ily
Clerk's office, Kork I'land. III., until Monduy
September 15th, lHwl, at ,1 p. m. for constructing
the iuutrovements ordered by onlinances of said
citv. passed respectively June Wh ani Jnly SUt,
1890, and entitled "An Ordinance for the con
struction of a sewer onTw. nly serond street fioin
the north line of Ninth avenue In til" north li.ieoi
Fifth avenue, there t-i connect with the mam city
sewer. AIo, "Au Ordinance for the construction
of a sew. r in the alley next south of second
aven e, between !-eveiiteeiitii aii'J r.'Meent n
Plans and PDcc:fication can be seen at the citv
All bids mnst he accompanied with a certified
check in the sum of Two Uuudred dollars paya
ble to the city treasurer of said cily lu ci-u- the
bidder shall fail to enter into crrn' r act wi'h at
oroved sureties to execute the work for iht
pr re mentioned in his bid.
The city reserves the riaht to reject anv and all
bids. KOKKKT KOIiHi.KK, Oty Clerk.
Hock Island, 111., September 4ih, ISM). Ha
OTICK OF FINAL 8ETTLKMKNT.
Estate of Sherman O. Elliott. Deceased. ,
Public notice is besehy (riven. That the ,iinler
tigncd, Ashley W, Kllioit, administrator rum In
lumento annro of Sherman O. Kilioti, del eased,
has tills day filed his final report and settlement
as such in the county court of Hock Island county,
and that an order haa been entered by said court
approving the said report, unless objections there
to or cause to the contrary he shown on or licfore
the Art day of October A. D. lmk); aud upon the
final approval of said reMrt the said Ahley W .
Elliott will ask to he disehareed. All persons in
terested are notified to sttend.
Kock Island, 111., August 1490
AM1LKY V. ELLIOTT-.
Administrator evm trrtamtnto anaro of Sherman
O. Hlliotl, deceased sept 1 a -8w
-ALL KINDS OP-
done. A specialty of furnishing all kinds
of Stoyei with Castings ot 8 eente
A MACHINE SHOP
has been added where all kinds of machine
work will be done first -class.
NINTH ST. AND :th AVE.
DOWNING BROS., Propts.
CHAS. R. WHEELAN,
Undertaking and Embalming
Dimick Block, So. 80S 30th St.. Rock Island.
Having purrnased a comidete line of 1 nrtertsk
lnr poods, with hearse and aupiiartetinces. and
having secured the services of Mr. I.ro. K. Reed,
oi i nicago. an sxpert funeral director and em-
balmerof 12 years experience, I am fully pre-
ir-u mi Kearamee satisfaction.
The cheapest ever known
$2 25 Per Ton for Cash.
Will also contract to furnish Tile ap1 Rrick f.
sinewauvs and do eeneral haulline. Oflice oppo
aiie St. Joseph's church. Second avenue.
Telephone l"3d T H. Ttl.I.IS
HOIS Al LIVES'
By using A. P. Schmld's. the pioneer tesi
dent Lightning Kod dealers celebrated
wblch he keeps constantly on band. Anv Job, no
matter now complicated, done In the most
scientific manner. Competition in
prices and quality defied.
l A. F. SCHMIDT.
No. 821 Twentieth Su. Kock Island
R. R. TICKET
(Member American Ticket Brokers1 Asstn)
Rkduokd Rates to all Points
OFFICE In Adams Express Office under
Harper House. -SOLK
The Pope Mf(r Co.'s Bicycles. Ladies and
Children's Bicycle a specialty.
After 22 years experience in teaching Instru
mental Music, I will promise yon more theory with
less lessons for the least mouey of any teacher In
niTt v xt a riTTi-'Tfi
under onr upervlaion, erven each jnyenile pupil.
Teachers will aave money to order their Music
Books of Us. One-third off of mriuil ri ni.
Sheet music to every one. Leave orders, naming
wj music roome, iui naeona avenue.
We make a specialty of teaching inexperienced
Address me at 1406 Brady St, Davenport, la.
MRS. C. A. NKREKEit
BtR O Is aoknnwledfd
the leading rwimi.
nnirrhea. - tiltU
iuuoihv snin remniy fur
Lrarorrhtra) or Whites.
J DreM-rltre it and feel
Ml. in HM.,mn.An.llMM t.
fin to all snflerfrs.
A. J. BIONEK, M. JK,
1 'SX-ATUK. "ta
Hoi by lsratTSrisrfak
f SCnm In 'X I
V nWCBtKSII,Vf JSJ
' H ki If
- V mw a -
SHreClireS!, Chicago, His. I ClarkSt.
;PHYSiC!AS AND SUECEOS
h still Treating with the Greatest
SKILL and SDCCESS
S7NERVOU3 DEBILITY, Lost Man.
hood. Failing Memory, Exhausting Drama,
Terrible Dreams. Head and Back Ache and all
theefieeu leading to early decay and perh:,p Con.
.-cmption or Insanity, treated scientifically by new
methods with never-failing success.
e-SYPHILIS and all bad Blood and Skin
Diseases permanently cured. .
-KIDNEY and URINARY complaints.
Gleet, Gonorrhoea, Stricture. Varicocele and
all diseases of the Uenito-Urmary Organ cured
promptly without injury to Stomach, Kidneys or
-No experiments. Arje and experience
important. Consultation free and sacred.
0AU correspondence is sac redly J rivaie.
Forty Years' Practice rn.il.ln Ir. Clarke tnGnar
antee Cures in all CtirnMe Caies of Kczrma.
Kcrofala. Stphilis, Bladder and Kidney Illn
esses, l.earorrhrea and Kemale Troslili-s. I.ier
I'nmplaiat. Catarrh, all blood, Skin aad Ser
No inaiter who has failed to cure yon. write
Dr. Clarke a full history of yonr case. Hours,
8 to b ; Sundays, o to I J. Call on or address
F. D. CLARKE, M.D.,
186 So. Clark St., CH1CACO, ILL.
TO THE AFFLICTED I
Why pay blitfeei to quacks when the best
medlral treatment ran lx" bad for reason
able prh-esuf Tho I 'eru ( 'hemu-ol Co.. pre
pared from the pre riptloiis of Dr. Will-
iniDH.a pnyMi'i.-uiol worio-wMie repumr
nllftlG If Lll sunermK intra rM-nnnni
UuND MLflaod Nervous Debility
jnt of Memory. Despondency, etc-
i r. .in ...'iriv iniliserctionsor tlHr causes: ai
MIDDLE-AGED MEN inadv&ueefif theiryears.Kid.
ney and Klartder troubles, etc., will Bnd our Metnud
of Treatment a Safe, Certain and hpoedy CUKE.
Criflllll D1CTII I CC f-xpewncepn.vesmaiin-5lMR
AL T Ad I ILLCO. temal medicines stoM will
iiieuretneaooveatimenis. vr.n niianin.
ho basiilven special attention to these
senses turmariv rears, press-rlbes Semi
nal lnstllles whu h a. directly noon the
diseased oiva ns, and restore vuror better
than Womaeh Mvdieinea, as they are not
eha ii;ed by t lie irast rle J u iee and rej u I re mi
change of diet or inu-miptionin business.
dkHiinff tnm tti iir.0(, uited with nn
fniltnu nirrpMforoTer thirtv Tears In lr.
WilliamV private prnottce. Give them a trtal.
CDCPIPIP If A DI WtheKMneraandBladrtCTrrw
OrCullIb rlUtOI recent cam In one u four days.
UTERINE EUTROPHIC XZZ:vt
Cnll or write for Catalogue and Information before
OonauiUnK others. Addreps
Tris rtRU tntmikAi cv.,
IS9 Wisconsin Street, MILWAUKEE, WIS.
NERVE AND BRAIN TREATMENT.
8tcifV for Hvt-r.a. Tirinr. Kit-. V 'HnlrK Vv'sJir
1 1 1. -!, Vtrfttnl Ifc-iMffnm. r.tH'nt.t ' o' it;.- L:-ntn rt--iilt.ii
m iii-nntty nr. lnnm;-r ls i. y1.i. 'tia-
trtfh Tht-maliirf ! Arv. t; ti rt.tn.-- (..-- J
iiit ithtf:' t, liivohinrat Ixk-h. fft .s(-rniKTi : liurs
n.i-"! ISv ovsT-tVci I n til tt I Its' l-raH. wi e fi,
e -l(itiiilt.iit. K h ls.iT -intain-ont mn.i hv lri
m-it. fl atvK, or kiv lor 9 : n-nt tv rtiiui r-n 1
Wi-h i'i h onii-r for m l-oxt-, ul mthI -uf lt--
irtiaranr.tt f rifiin'1 v-imy it tit tPjTmni laiistu
cu;v. ti ua ran Usa itu-utl and tfrnuttie r-ulil ouly t
HARTZ A BAHNSEN,
DrniTjrliji, 5ole AeM.t. rornt r Third avenue and
Twentieth street, Kock In I ami, ill.
V Liquor Habit.
MWTHE WOUD mKESBUTOMCVI
0?haikTes golden specific
It ess he clven la a rmp of rtW.-r mr tea. w la artl.
H- mf ftma, without the knowlenre of the patient.il
oeeessary . It Is absolutely hirmlm and will effect a
permanent and speedy cure, who'h-r the pstient is a
moderate drinker or an alcoholic wreek. IT M:Vl:K
v'AII.M. It operates bo Quietly and with sneh eer
talnty that the pstient nnderKoes no Inennvenienee.
and e"! a he Is aware, his rf mptft. r.Monnstloa IS
eflected. 48 paae book of particulars free.
Marshall ft-F isher and T.
gists, ltock Inland. 111.
The Great French Remedy for Stippn-Sfions
and Monthly IrrefTtilarittes.
I.Sdies Use I,e Due's Perioillcal Pill, of Paris.
Franee; guaranteed to acromplih all thM is
rlalmed for Ihem. To he used monthly for troubles
peculiar to women Full directions with each
'mi S- per hoi or three I oxes for T. Ameriran
Pill Co., royalty proprietors. Speneer, Iowa. The
penlline pill ohlainedof tito hilili n, Rlmstreet,
Kork Island, Juppe A Co., Davenport, and of all
THE mmi SAVIMGS BAHK
(Charted by the Leglslatore of Illinois.)
MOL1NE, - ILLS.
Open daily from 9 A M. to 3 P. M.. and on Tnes
day and Saturday KTenimr from 7 to
Interrfit allowed on Desposils t tbe rt
of 4 per tnt. pt-r Annum.
Deposits receivftlin air.onntsof
$1 and Upwards.
KKC17RITY AND ADVANTAGKS.
The private property of the Trustees is respon
sible to the depositors. Tho officers are prohibi
ted from borrowiiti; any of its moneys. Minors
and married women protected by special law.
"meiiie-8. W. WanruKi, President; Poa
TanSKiNkSR, Vice President; U. F. Hemkkwat.
Trpstsks: S. W. Wheelock, Porter Skinner,
C. r. Ilemenway. J Silas Leas, U. H. Edwarts,
Hiram Darlini?. A. S. Wrtkht. J. S. Keator, L.
H. Ilemenway. C. VltKthnm.
lTThe only chartered navinps Bank In R.ck
F. II. Mii.i.fh, rrr-'t.
K. J. Smith, iop.I'rit.
l' TI. Ktv, S.-'.
.1. H. Kini.va, Tr, ;i.
SAFETY DEPOSIT CO.
FIRST NATIONAL HNK PL'It.PIXG,
DAVUNPCHT, - - - IOWA.
Pirfii't prolwtiou ,;::,( Imn-lirs, tlts-vos
nnd Hit- wiih us l-'ii i- :iiti( V.uix'l.-u l :.ii
:itilts .-.lid S:ile 1. u,. jiivp.tre.1 to r. HI
Silt- in Us iiiiIk, i,ii , -iilier eoiiil.in.tiion ,
key isKi. Jiii- hut, of tin-'.- s.if-s j.re ;,i
i;utei'!il, and tui.lor Hie -ori!ol of Hie tviu.-r
J'-in-li vnli? tiiiitaiiw : tin i.. hi with U to i lu r
tiiln.iMi's jiist. mi. li .ii-coiii:n.i.ialiiiiis j:s in
winded by Admim-dintm v, t: vciiIoih, Cii.ir.l
i.ms, C.ipitalists. M iji-.i r Mnrfe V.iiin n
I'aniiiTN, Mit'haiiiis. I rav'iuir. Men or
Miiini;eiH, li ivinit valituM-t. I i unto ri lirinc
Iihiiiis fur Jin- eHiiiio;i..ii m papers, ei,
Sales m nil si'-s, rair-in in pru-e, p, r .-1111111111
from Three iKilUirs 111. to riiirty Itnllari (C
i-or.liii"; to size and location. Also, Storage
liiMiin for pai-kiicri', Imim-s or tninka. If you
are jroinR t travel, this is llie onlv pl.10 of j.lv
solut safety in tho three cities for your silver
and other valiuliles. Clianren reasonable
i'nll and see our Vaults, whether you desire a
Sale or uoU
M. J. liOnLFS. Custodian.
WHEN YOU ARC READY
to htry a piann-fnrts rw orrsn. ne it a ttnror sseond
hand inst.rntnent. ytm will omsrlt y-iir as best m
tersrts by smtins us fi- terms and prims
)our mtn experienns will tell y.m that ft is altrars
sals to do hnstnms with a house of estal.lrsbed repu
tatinn and when ytm alio learn that such a house soils
norts at tha lotrist rRICTS unalit onsilend and
on the sasiest terma. yon bars all the better rsasno
fne piscina your order with it We sell the best in
struments in the market at the lowest prices and have
planus to sun. all ta-toa and purses.
Our axhitxt mclmlra such makes as
The Feerlraw Kimbe. The Artistic Krasrft-tT,
Th. PunL. Vl..k
The New Kanlsind and Prase Plaaas.
br parrtcttfart oall on or irrife
Protect Your Eyes.
MARION OPTICAL CO.'S
Spectacles and Eye Glasses.
14 and 16 Maiden I-ane, N. V. . Branch: Marion.
Ind. For sale by T U. Thomas, Drupclst, Kock
Island, III. sep. S-d(im
era, en all CA8H orders during our 30
OAVS' SPECIAL. PRICE SALE. .
Ilildreih Furniture Co.!?
I a. I.I
BR. E.G. WEST'S
VJtel ! Allium
tf 4 RANGES
t k Oak Stove,,
I TV ,f yri are . ......
I tf ' " 1.' ba3 Immense XM.
Practical Tile anil Brick M Layer.
Repedence 819 Twenty-arBt St. Yard near St. Paul Depot,
Rock Island. I1L
Kftimatcs fomlshed for any kind of Tile or Brick la the market. I ayini; eT i k
ana tiie walks a specialty.
Second Hand Goods-
Bny, Us and trade any article. A sts-cialty rua.l.- i f J. ami.
No. 1614 Sf.-iii-il Av.nur
Has opened bis. New and Spacious
No. 1C20 to 1(126 Third avpnn-,
where lie would f pWood to wee his friends.
VAll kind- of drinks as well as Ale and Torter. and the well known drink ' M ai: I t V tS
only place in the city whe e yon ran pet if. Roast Beef Lnnce every daj fnni U) to U
J. T. DIXO N ,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
P. OT. HERLITZEA.
Nv 229 Twentieth Street, rext to
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Mad.Mn the late. t style. , Ateo repairing done with neatness and dis"-''
Mannfactnrer of all kinds of
Gents' Fine Shoes a apoclaitr. Repairing done neatly and promptly .
A share of yonr patronage respectfully solicited.
1818 Second Atenne. R. k Man.l H;-
Dealer in Groceries and Provisions,
No. 2606 Fifth Avenue, ROCK ISLAND
ty New rtote, new stock, the best ds at tie losjest price. A share of oatronsje so'.iclte 1
House and Sign Painter.
First-class Graining and Paper Hinsinf.
P. O. Box 672.
to aaf pUn lu Uc U ailed Main. Abo, Balis
1" IV ditl Irota L. il. lisMrVr
ant n Urym ror is ths mm.
Sf: rarBobtie. kayat Inm nd rs, 4Mble snar far
1". "y al mnll auk aa4 Uim to srdsr. far
aanlIarasMtnMriliasa.aaw1r sumta. Sradta
aaaraaiafrwtlnaadawaswaBtaaa. irf rains raw ram
Call or ssd for eJreatar mntslnlaa
, ths n amnmou euras of CoamZ
I Uob, Caaeer, "rlichf. IMseaas, Scrorala,
Ersema, Syphtlia, KfaeamaUsm. Oat
an. Tumors. Stoeaacn Troobles. ate
ete. INMUiiu rn. rTT?
mtswantdira7wt,er. Ltatas nnaosi aiLLta
tr. Dsarksra aa4 Aaaaw Stent, IHItiUO, lilT
& irn!YO llfltlTrn
" "r stTvCaw. No nrenona axna
DAVIS & CO,
A complete stock of
" Pipf, Brass Goods, Parking.
Hose, Fire Brick, Et
Role Aeents for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS
We guarantee every one perfect. r l w!1 . t j r,
Twenty day's trial, to repon-ib)e l ar;;
8afely Heating Doilera and C'tUaei,irf ft.
furnishiDs; and layine Water, am)
Rntk Iplaml, Minoii
Telephone 1148. Residence 1 V ;- v
ia New and
Conrad Schneider's grocery. Rink I-!anJ.
Shop Fourth Ave. bet lst and S-M S!.
' GEO. GREEN,
aa ittd a
which does its work in a thorough munner.
mt thoronghly parinei the air
all obnozioos ameli. For sale at Sil
Prick 60 Ckhts 1;kb Bottlk.