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TEE "BOCK ISLAND -AUG US, WEDNESDAY, OCTOUEJt L". 1890
DOWN IN A COAL MINE.
Underneath the Grouud Wn
Haw the W.rk-e- -re r.-plV
the T.W. T WW!.
ran fren. tae Bwi fBartw
Tke Yearly ITedaet Olfcerllkt-
' ter ef Iwtrreat.
Those who sit before a blazing coal fire
on a frwxiDg day scarcely ever slop to
Ibiok of the raried and prodigious
mount of labor rf quired before that fuel
dm become a comfort. Tbe only thought
ia that when the scuttle Is empty that It
he re Ir-niabed. or when the bin is run
ning low to telephone the dealer that
more is needed. It would be usi less.any
way. to ponder over the work that pro
duced it, as much so as to unnecessarily
dwell upon the division of labor requisite
in any department of indUNtrv.
The great coal fit Us of Pennsylvania
are tbe most extetsive of any yet dis
covered in America. Other localities
have produced vast quantities, and there
are still localities undeveloped, but
which are known to contain immense
stores. Scattered about through the
whole of North America coal may be
found in greater or lees quantities, and
different sections sometimes produce a
different kind or quality. But tbe two
great divisions are known as anthracite
and bituminous, or hard and soft cosl.
Of the former the Urgest portion comes
from Pennsylvania. In that state, how
ever, both kinds are found. The hard
. coal of Penns)lvaoia is much dearer than
soft coal, and hence, in the west particu
larly, is only used in the homes of the
more wealthy, as well as for special pur
poses. In the state of lllinoia soft coal is
found in great abundance the principal
mines being at Htreator, Braceville
Braidwood, Spring Vailey, and some
other placer. While these spoken of
may be looked upon as the largest, other
localities produce immense quantities
annually, and among these is the north
west corner of Mercer county, worked by
the Coal Valley Mining company. This
not being an eraay on coal, but tome
farts concerning the business of tbe Ut
ter concern, further remarks will be cons
fined to that exclusively.
About twenty-six miles from Hock Is
land in a southeasterly direction lies the
little town of Cable, called after the fam
ily of that name, the members of which
being the principal owners of the coal
fields in that vicinity. Tbe surrounding
country is bi It and rugged-looking, and
the vllltge is a clean, cheerful and invit
ing spot. Its priucipal business Is de
rived from the trade of the miners. It
contains schools and churches and pleas
ant homes, and has altogether an ail of
thrift and refpnctability.
It is unnecessary to go into a history
of the company, the dale of it Incorpor
ation, Its earlier production, or other mat
ters not directly connected with tbe mines
tbemwlves. Suffice it to say that for
many years it has been in existence, and
that coal has been mined in tbe vicinity
but not exactly where the principal mine
now is. since the year 1855.
To explain in detail the manner
in which the coal is extracted, tbe
machinery in use for that pur
pose and the daily routine of the men
employed is not the present purpose, ex
cept in a general way.
Recently an A bo eg representative via
ited the mines, and expressing a desire to
be tbown through them he was enveloped
ja a suit of heavy blue jeans, all in one
piece, it seemed, from the neck to the
beels. As he surveyed himself in this
toggery be was undecided whether he
looked more like a submarine diver or
one of tbe disciples of Mrs. Jeannette
Miller in her modern costume for wo
men. Thus arrayed he entered an eleva
tor to be lowered into the depths, Tbe
mouth of the shaft is covered and sur
rounded by a huge, grimy-looking build
ing devoted to purposes in connection
with tbe workings of the mine. He was
accompanied by the foreman, a practical
miner from England, who has followed
the business since he was ten years of
age. At a depth of sixty feet the lower
level at that particular place is reached.
It was the hour of noon, and the work
men were sitting about in groups taking
their mid-day meal, laughing, chatting
and otherwise enjoying themselves.
Each one carries a small lighted lamp at
tached to tbe front of his rap, otherwise
it would bo as dark as Eretni". Atone
side, brwed out of tbe solid banks of coal
ia a blacksmith shop where a few men
ara constantly employed in sharpening
tbe picks or mending the tools of the
workmen. Close by is an engine which
supplies the motive power for tbe cars
Straight, for three-quarters of a mile to
wards tbe north runs a tunnel, probably
ten feet wide and high enough to admit
an ordinary sized man to stand erect
This, too. is cut out of the solid mass of
coal. A track is laid its whole
length on which run the cars, bringing
tha coal from the furthest points in the
mine. These cars are run by a cable.
At certain intervals along this lengthy
tunnel there are cross tunnels running at
right angles called "entries," cut through
tbe coal beds in a similar manner. In
fact, the whole area Is like the streeU in
city. Along tbe sides of these cross
streeU, as it were, excavations, or
"rooms" are cut in which the men are to
- ..v. uui IUO IHJBI.
With a pick llrsures are cut on each side
of a huge block, powder Introduced and
blastings made, which shatter the great
mass, sometimes into small fragments and
sometimes into huge manes of coal.
TIjMe latter arc broken into pieces suffi
ciently small to handle, and the whole
loaded into cars which are drawn through
these entrances by mules that atand to be
filled at the moulb of the excavation. To
one not accustomed to moving about in
these underground workshops he finds a
certain insecurity at all times. To and
fro in these darkened subterranean pas
sages the mules are swiftly driven at
tachL'd to a car. tbe driver setting close
behln-J the beast urging him on as fast at
possible, with nothing to light the way
but tbe little flickering lamp on his cap.
The mule, too, seems to understand his
business, but the seeming reckless way in
which everything is moved about in the '
darkness is somewhat astonishing to one
unaccastomed. These men am working
ue lounn ai wnrir nctwnn i. I
ometimea 250 feet under ground. . Im
teenae pillars of coal are left atanding as
upports. but these in time are cut away
and during the progress props of wood
are substituted. The roofs sometime
fall In and men are hurt, hut not often,
as experience teaches the miner when
euch l disaster ia likely to take place and
he heed tbe warning. When the roofs
fltially cave in it makea a corresponding
depression on the ootdde surface, and in
this trees or houses or whatever may be
growing or resting on the farm above
The coal in the vicinity is sin tched out
in a great bed or belt 120 rods wide and
these tracks or streets, or excayations.run
aU through it. going in a southern direc
tion in the same manner as that described
towards the north. As new excavations
are constantly being made the area be
comes more complicated, yet tbe super
intendent, Mr. Robert Lee, has in his
office constantly before him every foot of
the territory. These "rooms" are like the
rooms in a long corridor in a hotel. They
are all numbered and two men are work
ing in each. So that the superintendent
knows precisely where each roan ia em
ployed, as well at the clerk of a hotel
knows the occupants of each room.
The men are permitted to choose their
working companions whenever possible,
and as they are paid by the amount of
coal taken from each room tbe two men
share equally. These men begin at 6
o'clock in tbe morning, have an hour at
noon and quit at 6 in the evening. Blast
ing preparations are done at night by men
employed for that purpose. The tempet
alure. winter and summer, is about the
aame. Ventilation is carefully looked
after, air being forced into the mine by a
fanning apparatus on tbe outside, and if
so managed by the opening and closing
of doors across tbe entries that a fresh
supply is always secured to the workmen.
When the coal is brought to the surface
tbe cars are wei.hed by a man who is
constantly in attendance for that purpose.
This is done without any delay and the
laden cars are emptied upon an incline
constructed of strong steel bsrs laid par
allel, several inches apart. The larger
pieces of coal glide over these and drop
into cars on a railroad track below. Tbe
smaller coal which passes through the
steel bars is again divided byasimilir
process so that there are three sizes tent
to market designated lump, nut and
slack the first being used for all pur
poses, the second principally for base
burner stoves and the slack is used for
stationary engines and similar purposes.
Here in summer are employed 3(H) men
and in winter 4iH). They are of varied
nationalities English, Irish, Scotch,
Swedes, Americans and others. They are
excellent workmen, but if any distinction
were to be made tbe Swedes would have
the preference. Tbey seem to take a
greater interest in their work, and, as a
consequence, have a greater return for
Throughout this state generally and in
Indiana quite recently rumors of dissatin
faction and strikes were general among
tbe coal miners. This is something of an
ordinary occurrence and complications
have arisen to such an extent as to be both
costly and serious In these mines.under
the supervision of the present Mr. Ben T.
Cable or when under the management of
his father the miners are fed were per
fectly satisfied. In all other mines the
workmen are paid by the ton for the larger
cot!, but not the smallest that comes
through tbe screen. Tbe late Mr. Cable
admitted tbe injustice of this and allowed
payment to the men upon the whole out
put whether of lump coal or slack. Oae
third of all the coal mined goes toward
tbe purchase of new land and tbe plant;
one-third to handling and taking to mar
ket, including tbe profit to the owners,
and one-third goes to tbe miners them
selves. This division is so eminently
just, if not even generous, that the work
roeot cannot fail to fully realize and ac
knowledge it. Tbe principle of fairness.
coupled with proper and considerate
treatment of all employed, gives the men
not only a kind of proprietary interest.
but makes them feel that they are por
tions of humanity and not treated as they
were in England but a short time ago, or
even for that matter today. The work
men toil you that when Mr. Cable visits
tbe mine be dona the suit and cap coin
mon to the rest and with lamp in hand he
learns for himself tbe condition of all em
ployed. He knowt nearly all the miners
by name and when away for a length of
time be will ask after such and such
a man, as to wbethi r he is still em
ployed, and if left, the rea.'on or any
other matter concerning him. In this way
the men feel an individuality of which
they are too often bereft. They live in a
contented, happy way. Tbeir homes are
painted white, tbeir houses are comforts
bly furnished and tbey are all sober and
orderly. If some of Ibem should visit a
saloon after the hours of work it is their
own concern, no one interfering, but
should they abuse the privilege they
would probably be asked the reason why
by Mr. Lee, tbe superintendent. Tbeir
politics and religion are only known to
themselves and tbe manner in which they
exercise these duties and principles is
never inquired into. This treatment has
secured a clsss of miners which have not
tbeir superiors in the world. Other men
about the mine not actually engaged in
getting ont coal receive a stated monthly
aum all being paid monthly.
Tbe output last year was 176.0(10 tons;
this year it will be 150.000 tons, which
supplies a large trade on the Mississippi
as well as tbe R.I. & P. and tbe C, B. &
Q. roads and dealers in this district gen
erally. The farmers are supplied by
small mining concerns scattered about
this section of tbe atate in which Cable is
situated and extending in different direc
tions. The mine just described has the
lowest vein of coal in the world, in tbe
sense that it is the deepest down.
ttOO Bsward 100.
Tbe readers of the Annus will be pleased
to learn that there is at least one dreaded
disease that science baa been able to cure
in all ita stages, and that ia catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure ia tbe only positive
cure now known to the medical fraternity.
Catarrh being a conttitutional disease, re
quires a constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Core is taken Internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous sur
faces of tbe system, thereby destroying
tbe foundation of the disease, and giving
tbe patient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting nature in doing
ita work. Tbe proprietors have so much
faith in its curative powers, that -tbey
offer one hundred dollar for any case
that it fails to core. Send for list of tes
F. J. Cheenby & Co.. Toledo, O.
Bold by drugglats, 75c.
The kind country cousins with whom
the city relatives boarded all summer will
soon try tbe bleaeinga of reciprocity.
Don't give np there ia a core for ca
tarrh and cold in the head. Thousands
testify that Ely'a Cream Balm has entirely
cured them. It ia a aafe and pleasant
remedy. It ia applied into the nostrils.
It ia not a liquid or anus. It cures by
cleansing and healing. Price 60c.
FAIR JULIETS TOMB.
RESTING PLACE OF THE HEROINE OF
THE SAD LOVE STORY.
The Romantt Tata Founded on Fact.
Where. Shakespeare Cot Hl Ideas i f
the Play Modern Scenes ia the Iowa
of Verona Frequented by Visitors.
The great nnmberof English speakta?
people who visit Verona associate the town
with the tragic fate of the fair daughter of
the CapulettL Surrounded by the vast
and ragged battlements of the Alps, intei
sected by the broad blue waters of th-i
Adige nuhing under old Roman arched
bridges, ita narrow sun baked streets over
looked by mediteral buildings and honset
with painted facades, its cathedral with
cloisters six centuries old, its churches sur
mounted by quaint shaped towers, its gar
dens planted w ith stately and venerahh
L cypresses, Verona seems a fitting scene for
what is, in sooth, the saddest love story of
which mankind has heard.
That the tale was founded on fact we
learn from Girolamode laOorte's'Htstorj
of Verona." The romance writers of Italy
sjeedily laid hands on the tragedy as a tit
tinj theme for their pens, and . poetic ver
sion of the Htory by one Arthur Brooke
was first published in England in l.ViJ, en
titled '"The Traiieall Historie of Komeus
and Juliet, ContajTiiiig in it a rare Ex
ample of true Oonstaneie; with the subtil!
(."oiinwls and lraetises of an old Fryer
and their ill Event." Some five-and-thirty
years later was printed William Shakes
peare's play, which has fixed the fate of
the Veronese lovers forever in the world's
WriERK THE BALCOXY SCKNE vr KVACTKO.
Guides are anxious to show the strangers
the house, now known as the Palazzo Sam
bonifazi, in which Juliet lived, and t lie
balcony which Ilomeo waled close upon
50 years ago. The building has nothing
remarkable in its anpearanee. Its walls
are discolored by time, its stucco work
crumbling from nice, no airof romance dis
tinguishing it from its neighbors. To
reach it one must pass through the Piazza
delle Krbe, once the forum of the republic,
now the fruit and vegetable market. The
s(uare, surrounded by palaces and houses
decorated with frescoes hvCavalli, is much
as it was when it ran red with blood dur
ing the fierce fights which took place l
tween the CSuelphs and the (Jliiliellines
families who for lotiir "rendered Italy sav
age nnd unmanageable."
Today it is peaii-fiil enough and is full of
light and color. I'nder the shade of huge
umbrellas ret I, blue, crifn aud orange
are stalls piled high with melons and
pomegranates, fresh gathered figs and ap
ples; beneath the striped awnings of port
able shnis wearing apparel of sandy lines
flaming in the bright sunlight hen- ami
there sacred pictures, crucifixes and stat
ues are exposed for sale.
Passing the Koman amphitheatre, still
in excellent repair, now given over to ex
hibitions of rope dam-in: and displays of
fireworks, the visitor takes his way by yel
low walled streets, through which Dante
may have walked what time lie sought ref
uge in Verona on bis banishment from
Florence, until, passing the outside one of
the ancient gates, a snppresiied Franciscan
monastery, surrounded by high walls and
a fair garden, is reached. Above the en
trance is a large signboard, bearing ia
crude letters the words "Juliet's Tomb."
I expected to find underneath 'Admission
half a franc." bnt instead saw the pro
prietor's name. Kinging at the gate, it
was speedily opened by a rough looking
laborer, who smiled graciously at the pros
pect of receiving a fee. With an air of
pride he pointed to the cabbages growing
in his garden, saying his vegetables were
the finest in all Verona, for the ground
from which they sprang had been for fuli
S00 years the burial place of monks.
The church is closed, like so many others
all over Italy, waiting to be let or to lie
sold as a corn stie, wine vault, stable or
factory. Hut one of its small chapels,
bricked up and cut off from the larger
building, is approached by a garden path,
and here Is a red marble sarcophagus
called the tomb of Juliet. The chapel, lit
tle larger than a recess, is chill and bare.
The whitewashed walls are discolored and
damp, decorated by faded laurel wreaths
and half covered by visiting cards nailed
on its surface. The tomb is likewise half
full of cards, for visitors being unable lie
cause of the red stone to gratify the desire
which so strangely stirs them on seeing fa
mous shrines and historic places to write
their names have had to satisfy their vul
gar vanity and foolish egotism by l.-avitig
cams as records or their visit.
an rxoiiKDnors yimtoi:.
It struck me the tomb, highly polished
and smooth, looked auspicious!- new, and
I then rememliered that more than fifty
years ago Byron described it in a letter to
Moore as 'a plain, oien and jwtrtly decayed
farcophagiis. with withered leaves in it, in
a wild and desolate conventual garden."
And. moreover, I had heard ft. was then
the fashion to chip away fragments of the
stone, which, having lieen t as brooches
and bracelets, were worn by ladies who
posed as wntinii(alists. The inference
was plain the so called tomb was a de
ception and a snare.
Therefore when the guide rolled out his
hackneyed sentences about this lieingthe
last resting place of the noble Irfuly Juliet
I frankly told him I had no faith in what
he said. An awful pause ensued, during
which he looted at me with an expression
of horror and amazement, as if his ears
had been profaned. But quickly recover
ing himself he replied: "Signor. what I
say is a f.-u-t, I assure yon. The lady was
placed after death In this very tomb."
"How do you know?" I asked.
He shrugged his shoulders in pity, threw
np his hands in protest and elevated his
black brows in wonder at my audacity.
"Hundreds come here yearly," he re
marked, resolving to strangle in its birth
a doubt that, if allowed to flourish, might
seriously interfere with his income. "They
come from Kngland and from America to
nee this tomb, and they have no doubts,
ignor, for it is really and truiy, as every
one in Veroua will tell you, the resting
place of the ill fated Juliet."
I contented myself with shaking my
bead, and he remained silent, until sud
denly his face flashed with brightness and
1 saw that a new idea had dawned on him.
"Signor," he said gravely but firmly, "I
will prove to you it Is Juliet's tomb, for
here," he added, turning triumphantly to
a picture of a monk, painted at a compar
atively recent period, which hung on a
aide wall, "is the portrait of Friar 1-aur
enee, who married the lady and her lover
and gave her the poison."
He expected this remarkable example of
logic would surely silence me; nor was he
disappointed. Without another word I
left the spot, and the proprietor of Juliet's
tomb received my silver coin with the
virtuous air of a man who had overcome
the darkness of doubt and let light shine
upon the benighted. Cor. London Graphic.
Gt-ADSTONIAN ViEWS OF WOMAN.
The si atesman Has No Admiration for
the "Vnsexrd" Sisterhood.
At the fifty-first anniversary of their
marriage Mr. and Mrs. William Gladstone
invited a lot of the Burlington high school
girls to have an Ice with them on the lawn.
The girls went in their prettiest white
frocks, their brightest ribbons and sweet
est smiles, ami after congratulations
formed a circle about the venerable states
man and held him captive for a "school
hat those pretty British maidens heard
must have made a very deep impression.
Mr. Gladstone reminded them that they
belonged to the favored half of the human
race, that they were sweet and lovely be
cause they were women, and that their
very presence was sunshine to the world.
He "ran over" the achievements of tbeir
sisters and their mothers, admitted the im
provements their industry and earnestness
had brought about, aud predicted even
greater and better changes. Then he be
came very emphatic, and jerking his right
arm away back let Uy a powerful blow at
the strong minded grenadier women of the
"I do not believe in tho unsexed women.
and 1 am not in sympathy with the mascu
line women. The destiny of the advanced
woman is doubtful. The bluu stocking.
the business woman aud the female politi
cian ia a superfluity." He referred to the
saloon raiders as unlovely, called the polit
ical reformers nis "shrieking sisters" and
numbered tbe "female bull fighters and '
female leaguers" among the intolerable
evils of society. His observation led hin
to believe that "the greatest need of the;
world is home women and home girls toV
mate mat sacred spot beautiful. Whole-1
aome, lovely." He thought the world tool
bin and too bad for any one club, one)
organization or one community to reform,'
Home la a little place, and then a gocil
woman can make a heaven, rear a throne
and reign a goddess. In concluding this
wise old parliamentarian said, shading his
eyes with his hand and looking toward
Mrs. Gladstone, who listened attentively
and applauded with approving smiles: "I
cannot think that anything which attempt
or affects to alter fundamentally the rela
tion which the Almighty himself has es
tablished, the design of which he has
marked out in our constitutions and ca
pacities, or which draw women out of their
own sphere, would ever succeed."
Some of his views are most discouraging.
Ho has "the greatest admiration for the
woman who has done something in any
line, provided she kept away from the pub
lic," but baa yet to meet the heroine of a
career who is not brazen or tiresome. "It
is not her fault," he says, "but the result
of contamination. No one can elbow the
street crowd without losing some of the
sweetness we prize in woman." He thinks
that the gain that comes from the outer
world from the shop, the rostrum and the
public procession is more than overpow
ered by the loss of modesty, gentleness,
faith and womanly dignity.
When asked what women should do he
said: "Marry, make homes, mind their
children, keep the honeymoon from eclipse
and keep off the street. Any reforms they
want to make should be made through the
When told that all women could nor
marry he said: "It is their own fault, then.
A sweet woman cannot lie rer.iste.1," which
means that too many of our girls are U-itig
educated and trained on n wrong liasis.
There seems to be no limit to the won
ders displayed by the human subject while
sleeping. I'oudorc-et, the mathematician,
solved one of his must difficult problem
while a-leep a problem, too, which puzzled
him during his waking hours. A professor
of theology in the I'niversity of Basle once
wrote a sermon while asleep; he found it
on his desk next morning. The preceding
night he conld not grapple with the sub
ject as he desired, but the performance of
his sleeping hours was quite satisfactory.
Coleridge, the dreaming philosopher, com
posed "Kubla Khan" while fast asleep.
Next morning he was sure that there had
been un acquisition to his literature, but
was too negligent to write the stanzas. A
few days afterward he attempted to recall
the verses, but they had in most part fled;
the poem as it now stands Ls but a frag
ment. St. Louis Republic.
Service is one of the conditions of society.
It is due from all to all in different ways,
and the more fully and heartily it is given
the more happily and permanently will
social life progress. So far from service
ever lieing a mark of degradation it is the
very mark of nobility, and he who refus
to render it, whatever bo his talents, or
power, or wealth, or education, is the true
object of contempt. It is very often the
case that this serv ice is bought and sold,
and, where the terms of the cont ract are
fair on both sides and honored by both, it
is as purely a businese matter as the pur
chase of goods, their delivery and their
payment. There is no question of superi
ority or inferiority.no mark of authority
or subjection in the one case any more
than in the nther.-K-Xew York Ledger.
n Philadelphia, not forty years ago,
' hey still kept the old "bread tally." Did
you ever hear of it? I never did until this
young grandmother told me of it. The
customers had two pieces of wood, two or
three feet long, fastened together by the
nils, so that they were about an inch
l.part. When the baker came with the
bread he would put a third rod between
the other two rods, and with a file make a
l.otch on the three. He kept the middle
rid, and both parties keep accurate ac
counts of their business. In Canada the
labitans still keep their accounts in this
v.-ay. Julian Ralph in Chatter.
The Valne of Iiversity in Work.
As no man is fit to lie a specialist who
has not a broad culture independent, of his
s lerialty, so no man can perform the bevt
intellectual labor in his own department
ho does not extend his labors lieyond it,
n aking forays into new countries, whence
hi will I most always return laden with
sioils which lis can utilize in his own prop
er sphere of service. Professor A. P. Pea
body in Forum.
Siderostat was an apparatus constructed
b'- M. Ix-on Foucault shortly Is-fore his
death, Feb. 11, lvfifi, for observing the light
ol the stars in precisely the same way in
which the light of the sun may be studied
in the camera oliscnra. It consists of a
mirror moved by clockwork, and a fixed
ol jeetive glass for concentrating the rays
itr.o a focus. Boston Budget,
The French government has made the
manufacture of gun cotton cartridges a
st; te monopoly, and has fixed their price
for the coal mines at 4 francs per one kilog,
say 1U cents a pounds
I lan-ied women would do well to paste
in their scrap liooks the following statis
tics relative to a woman's work: In one
ye; r a woman gets dinner 3f3 times, washes
th dishes l.Ote times, gets tho children
ready for school twice a day for ISO days,
gets the baby to sleep l",4W) times and
makes atiout am calls. Who says that a
wo nan has nothing to do? Armed with
such an array of facts any wife may calmly
await the next time when her htmliaml
telU her that her activity is limited in
duration and degree and then simply par
aly;ie. him by quoting figures. Exchange.
A Lifetime of 15enToI. nce.
E izabeth Oomstnck, the Quaker preach
er, now aged and infirm, living at I'nion
Spr ngs, X. Y., has in her lifetime visited
122,000 prisoners, 195,0(10 sick and wonnded
soldiers, N.".,(iU inmates of poorhonses and
nlm thouses, on lioth sides of the water.
For thirty years she toiled in this field,
and during the last years of her active life
was one of t he most beloved members of
the V. C. T. U. New Orleans Picayune.
Miss Charlotte Mary Yonge, who, a gen
eration ago, conquered the world of senti
mcni al youth wit h her "Heir of Redclyffe"'
and "Heart 's-ease" the proceeds of which
shef ave to the cause of church missions in
New Zealand finds no exemption from
wort in her sixty-seven active years, but is
bmiily engaged on her one hundred and
first book, which is to be a story of the
time of Vespasian.
On-i of the curious things in cradles
shown in the National museum is the
Silierinn baby jumper. It is a sort of a
skin basket., which is furnished with
string at each corner, aud which is tied
by th-we to an elastic mle set in the walls
ofthi cabin. As the baby moves back and
forth this pole dnnco. up and down, and
its mother thus gives ita ride with little
To f weep a room without raising a dust
scatter damp grass or dampened bits of
paper over the carpet. This not only pre
vents the flying of dust, but saves the car
pet from wear and tear. Either grass or
paper is lietter than tea leaves or bran
(often recommended), as the former leaves
no stain or spot.
The Japanese woman ties her Imby to
her vith a string. It has no support
for it head, and this bobs up and down
under the rays of the hot sun. She dresses
her ba y in the same bright colors as her
self, at d its clothes, as soon as it is old
enough to walk, arc made in the same
if the many cures for earache is to
11 together ten drops of laudanum.
f grain of sulphate of morphia and
f ounce of glycerine. A niece of
well saturated with thrs mixture
be inserted in the ear nnd renewed
fteeu minutes till the pain ceases.
Fully three-fourths of the babies of the
world go naked until they get to lie 5 or 6
years t Id. Tho Canadian Indians keep
their be hies naked up to a certain point,
and its for the little Corcans they wear
nothing but a short skirt until they are as
old as o ir school boys.
Hard Coal Karket.
Beat c uality Anthracite coal, all sizes.
$7 23 pt r ton. screened and delivered.
25c per ton discount for cash. Cannel
coal for grates, blacksmiths' coal, coke
and chaicoal always on hand. -
K. Q. FRAZEK.
Pozzo lis Complexion Powder Is uni
versally known and everywhere esteemed
as the oi ly powder that will Improve the
complexion, eradicate tan, freckles and
all skin tlleeasea.
Tha Bi. Leais Fair.
The thirtieth great St. Louis fair
opens Oct. 6 and continues six days;
f 70.000 is offered in cash premiums, to
be distributed among tbe exhibitors of
horses, cattle, sheep, swine and poultry;
machinery, mechanical and industrial dis
plays, works of art, textile fabrics, pro
duce, fruits and vegetables, geological and
chemical specimens. Tbe collection of
wild beasts, birds and reptiles on tbe fair
ground compares favorably with that of
any zoological garden in the world, and
will be open free U all visitors to tbe
fair. Numerous additions have been
made to this department, and it is now
complete in all its details.
On the night of Tuesday, Oct 7. the
grand annual nocturnal pageant of the
Veiled Prophet" will be given at an ex
pense of thousands of dolUrs.
Sought for the last hundred years a
remedy for catarrh, hay fever and cold in
the bead found at last in Ely's Cream
Balm. Safe and I feasant to use and eas
fy applied into the nostrils. It gives re
lief at once and a thorough treatment
positively cures. Price 50 cents.
Kx'ra Liability to Haianal Infee'ion
Peron who- blood is thin, digestion wrak
and liver ulni-n -h, arc eitra-iiibte to the attacks
of malarial disca-e. The mrt trifling expoeare
nay, nmlcr such rnnilltidnj, infect a rjulem
whleh, if healthy, wunld rei-ist the miasmatic
Mini. The only way to teenre lmninnfty from
malart in localities where If is prevalent, la to
tune and n-nnlate the syntem by Improving
weakened digr-rtion, enriching the blood, and
rtving wholesome Imnetoa to biliary m-rrelfon.
Tlu-se ri-stitM are accomplished hr nnthim: fto
ctli-ctivelv an lln-tetu r'n Mumiirh Bitters, whn h
limir experience has proved to be the nnwt reliable
taft-uird ai.'lii-t ft-Ter and airne and kiniin-d
d Vurders, as welt as the best remedy for them.
The Hitters are, moreover, an excellent invltfo
rant of the ort'ans of urinntion. and an active de
pfirvnt, ciimlnitttiii: fnnn the iitood those and itn
puritica unich uncinate ibt-umatic ailinenta.
I MTM PRICE 25 d
if VS. SL BVALU
ASK FOB TMUCEftUma
(Late of Cincinnati, Ohio,)
Has Permanently Ijocatfd iit
In the past six months he has snrcif four
of the most aevere character.
The-1, sin. -s of a few ho live In Davenport an
vieiii'ty. who bave tit-en -uocesHfully treated are
Mr A L i'ain, Mrs Miry tVuts.in. rhenmati-m;
Miss l.i..ie Vanr. Mr John Soeiker, etiiarrh ;
Xiss Annn Ilavi-. Mr Wm siiki f, scmfnla; Mrs
.1 A Wisncr. Wr F I. Ma (inhamir, hesft ili-ea-e;
Mrs F W Mar-hull, ill year- staniiineri iite-;
.Mr Shuiih-1 -vK-lee?., lis piles;
Mr Kisli iv.iy ( ? " , oiles;
Mrs My Wemll. 1 A Wrirht. Ss.rs.ri Munson.
Frank Hayes, Win .Metiranalisii, N K Thompson,
The-e are a verv f-w of the. many testimonials
be diM-tor has, hut they nre ensnfh to show what
ran he done by one who tliornui;hty nnderstands
Itl- I'lnn: and treHTmelif of dtsen-e.
I-Lioss of MinhooiL, Seminal Weakness, and
Errors of Yonlh. nusiiirely and permanently
I'ossitively no c.w taken that eai.not be
eured. Correspondence accompanied by 4c, im
auunps promptly answered.
(ifflce Mi-Cnlloneh's New Dock.
W. Third Street, near Main,
lil'M-Et.AsTIC RimiFINO FFI.T costs onlv
tt-.4N per !"U sutl.irc feet. M-ikes a rood roof
for year-, and anyone ran put it on. Send stamp
for sample and full particulars.
Get Ki.astic KnnriMi Co.,
3d and 41 West Hroaiiwny, xEr Yobk.
Local Agents Wanted.
HOMES Al IMS-
By n!n( A . F. Srhmfd'v, the pioneer rei
deut Lightning Kod dealer celebrated
which he keejw constantly on hand. Any Job, to
matter how complicated, done in the moat
scientific manner. Comiietition in
prices and quality defied.
A. F. SCHMIDT,
No. 831 Twentieth St., Kock Island,
J. M. BUFORD,
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAD.
a lew aa any rattahte roaapaay aam aaML
aa aicm leek
R. R. TICKET
(Member American Ticket Brokers' Ass'tn)
Reduced Rates to all Points.
OFFICE In Adama Express Office under
BOLE AGENT FOB
Tbe Pone Klg Co.' Bicycle. Ladies and
Children's Biryclea a specialty.
Protect Your Eyes.
MARION OPTICAL CO.'S
Spectacles and Eye Glasses.
14 and in Muidcn Lane, N. V. Branch: Marion
Ind. For sale by T H. Tbomaa, Drueirlst. Rock
i hi annus m. txi tsvaa.
MM. U al B.al1h Wsakaea. liat But, Ml.
tea. toibMi rarmrts nf KlrrtrtetlT tannic sll KA(
gf-rtrt lansau VHI la4atly, or i foeteit fMHat ha cash.
BKLTaarf Kaaan bsswli, -. tmanr
Mss-altT Isrrf la thrss msaths. Bcslsd paan-hka Ft,
BAIX KLSCT&IC CO.. 1 I'M Z7tH ICASt, IU.
Dr. s. e. Mccreary
It will Pay you to Examinelt
ASK TOUR NEIGHBORS ABOUT IT.
This space is reserved for
STABY, BERGER & SNELL.
Dealers in Boots and Shoes, corner
Second and Harrison Streets,
J. T. DTXOJST,
And Dealer in iMens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
m:. e. mtjrrin,
Di aler in
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue ami Twenty-first St.. Ko;k Island,
pat h"edk f Grnc,:Tirt Ibl wi" !d " lox llv1r Pric- A shar of poblle
X"OTICK OF FINAL 8KTTLKMKT.
K-!nt- of ShennanO Elliott. IVraseil.
Public notice is hrsrhv Riv.-n. That thr nni!-r-aiimed.
Ashlry W, fcllioiu, admini-lrator rum Irt
ttunrnto onaro t fht-rman . Elliott. d-ea-nl.
has thla day filed his Dual tvport and settlement
as such in the county court of Ids k Island i-onnty.
anil that an older haaheen entered hy sani court
approving the said report, unless nhjections tlu-re-lo
or cause to the contrary he shown on or before
the lira, day of K-totier A I). IsMii; ami oiv.n the
final approval of said report the taiil A-lil.y V.
Klliott will a-k to hcdiacharced. All iK-rns in
terested are notified to atteml.
Kock Island, 111., Abl-u-i Vti, lsoo
AMII.KY W. KI.I.tOTr.
A'tmlnfatrator Cum Uttttmmto amtro ol Sherman
O. Kllloil, deceased sept I d -3H
Ktate of Barl.ara Riss, Deceased.
The undersigned, haxlng Ix-en appointed Ki
ecntor of the estate of Han-ata Iti-s, late
of the couniy of Kock I-lai,il. state or Illinois,
deceased, herel-y ives notice that lie will
appear hefore the county court of Kock Island
county, at the oftice ol the clerk of said conrt. in
the city cf Kock Island, at the November term, on
the First Momlayiu Nmemherneii, atwhich time
all persons having elaims airainst said estate are
notified and requested to attend forthepnrposeof
having thesame adjusted. All person indented
to said estate are requeslod to make immediate
payment to the nnderii:n-d.
Dated this 5ih day of septemher. A. IX. WM
sep m d.tr JOHN KISS. Kxecntor.
Estate of Charles Innn, deceased.
The nndenritmed having ne.-n appointed admin
istratrix of the eatate' of rharlcs ltnnn. late
of the county of Rock Island, slate of Illinois, de
ceased, hereby gives notice that she will appear
before the connty conrt of Kock Island connty, at
the office of the clerk of said conrt, in the iiv of
Kock Island, at the November term, on the first
Monday in November nexi. at which time all
persona hivtngclaima a-rainst said estate are no
tified and requested to attend for the purpose of
having the same adi listed. All persons indebted
tosaldestatp are requested to make immediate
payment to the nndershmed.
Dated this inth day September. A. D VVt
fATHEKlXK A. DUNN. Admmiatralrix.
aep 16 li lw
A. D HUESIN6
Represents, among other Ime-tncd and well
known Fire Insurance Com panioa he following:
Royal Insurance Company, of England.
Weachestcr Fire Ina. Company of N . V.
Rnflalo Oerman Ins. Co., Buffalo. N. V.
Rochester German Ins Co., Rochester, H. Y.
Citiaens Ins. Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hun Fire Office. London.
Union Ins. Co., of California.
Secnrily Ina. Co.. New Hiven, Coin.
Milwaukee Mechanics Ina. Oo., Milwaukee, Wis
German Fire Ins. Coof Peoria, III,
Office Cor. 18th St., and Second Ave.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
-A IHYEKTBD A-
which does ita work la a thorough manner.
1 it thoroughly purifies the atr and remorea
all obnoxious amella. For sale at Emil Koehler'a
Prick 50 Cents per Botti.b.
John Volk & Co.,
-M anof actarer of
Saah, Doors, Blinda, Siding, Flooring,
and all kind of wood work for ralldara,
lighteenth 8U, bet. raird and Fourth are.,
. . - . .. SOCK ISLAND.
W aiictUiU Uautrd tu-a. AKm, Baby
ia ant p m, a j 1 lam, aaaaaamaai awvai wim irkTfi
L Uav tet r mot att wbniawto -t an
v. w. u. aurvaK mw . itpia.ajr Fa
xmy, m w. mm wu, c.titcaw. w m
.T.Tni V7 1 Y- toarw. TW iauiMM (atWr im Uw Wnprit.
HT) flofaMi na cao aatrtl mmptn wrta am uftn 4rdtf
m rmm tvroakaat aMkjafl ta kjy att ttmnm and fj oosMr Rraw tmt
Ma, saiw. wswiu MMSa aaa tnas asstesr. rsr
saaiplsa t aaanlnwia wtasSsa. tmt iss Ir sumps, ssedtk
They have got it.
It will make your borne bappy.
It will not gas of smoke.
It bas large ath pan.
It bas beaTj steel body.
It keeps Ore all night.
it is the
the oraDtlt-ftt proiiuc; ion ,f mrulern lime.
We invite- you In till a Oil r I ami ne our
immense line of Kivtrsite Stoves a oil Kangt-a.
and 1C17 SECOND AVENUE.
THE IKAVfcLKKV til HIE.
GlUCAifO. Kix'K ISLAND PAOMtrTrMU
way-Depot corner Fifth arenne and Thirty-nrtstre.-t,
V. II Skelton, tfenl
' 4:5 am l-45 am
S:ji am ail-on pm
3 37 Jim lx:0j pm
T:45 pm T :Sit am
It :21am fl:OSam
II :41 pm 3 islam
Cm. in i ! htlutis Miuneso-1
ta Ihiy Express (
Kansaa City Uav Express. ..
CVmncil Blnfla Minneso- I
ta Express (
Council Binds A Omaha 1
Limited Vestibule Ex.. (
Kansas City Limited
Denver Vestibule Express .
tiolng west. Siioing cast
TJURLINtiTtlN RoUI B-
C. H. V). KAIL-
iJ w ay lVp.it First aven
ne and Sixteenth St.,
m j. ionngt aarent.
TRAINS. ttm aaarea.
HL Loais Express .4A am ft 4 ani
St. Louis K(.r. ss 7 40 pm 7 n pm
St. Panl Kxpreaa 5-M pre. Htsj am
Heardtown Passenger Stmiptn lii:i am
Way Freli ht (Monmouth)... ; :m aa, l:faipm
Way FrelL-ht (Surlitu) U'-J,pm 4H ara
Nteriing Passenger 7 ;s am -4Spm
Dubuque 10 am 9:Uipn
CHICAGO. MILWAUKEE ST. PAUL RAIL
way Ksrliie Jt southwestern Division De
pot Twentieth street, between First and Second
avenue. K. 1. W. Holmes, acent.
II es am
Mail aud axpreee
SL Paul Kxpr-s
st. Accorr modal i -a
a -aj pa
6 :in ptn
ROCK ISLAND PEOltIA RAILWAY DR
pot First arenne and Twentieth atreet. K.
11. Rockwell, Airent.
Faat Mall Kxpn-ss. ..."
E x press
i 1 l am
4 (O pm
1 : pm
HOT TVTRKCT kocte to the
:East and South East:
7. -in pm
f 17 pm
4 57 m
4 10 pm
n in am
a, 1 am
41 S.1 .m
1 .Nl 11m
3 'J7 nm
ar. tin on.. Iv
1 4M pm
8 37 pm
4 . .Hi pm
I" tT am
10 Ml am
11 1H am
111 M am
ill mi am
7 S. pm
S IS am
I P pm
S M pm
Sprlnir field .
U IS pm
Si. Iuls Mo
S. 411 am
t erra Haute.
a tiTi pm
11. IB pm
l IS am
I mi am
I IS pm
Passenger train arrive aud depart from Union
Accommodation train leave Kock Island -45
p. m. arrive at Peoria 9-Wt.m Leave Peoria
7.15 p. m. arrives at Kock Island t :08 a. m.
. . lAaom. w'l.tAc Accoas.
Lv. Rock Island i 6.30 am a. 10 am t.lllpm
A rr. Reynolds........ I ?. am '.O.-Jlam S lJ pm
" Mc- ! S.Ham 11 OH am 5 40 pm
Ac-xinv. 'lAci .ceom.
I.t. Cable . n mm 12 .SO pm J.4S pm
Ar Reynolds 7.10 a-s. 145 pm; 4.2 pm
Bock Island ... . 803 am .U0 pm' 5.30 pm
Chair ear on Fart Express between Rock Island
and Peoria In both direction.
H. B. 8LULOW. H. BTOCKHOUSK.
Superintendent. ien'l Tkt. Agrnt.
FAST M ML TKAIM with Bletric lighted end
oieam heated Veetibuled train between ChJ
csTo, Milwaukee, at Panl and Minneapolis.
TRAN-COJTTTNKNTAL ROUTE with Blee'rle
lighted and Steam heated Vestibuled train be
tween Chicago and Council BluQa. Omaha or
HL Paul and the Pacific Coast.
GREAT NATIONAL RoCTB betweea Chlcajo
Kansas city and St. Joseph. Mo.
5709 MILK OF BO AD reaching all principal
point la Illinois, Wisconsin. Minnesota. Iowa.
Missouri, Booth Dakota and North Dakota.
For map, time tables, rates of passage and
SnVeu:- W'J' to t" "eareH station agent
of the Chicago. Milwaukee St. Paul Railway, or
to any railroad attest anywhere In the world.
RO8WELL MILLER, A. V. H. CARPENTER,
. General Manager Oea'l Paes.A T. Agl.
rFK Informattoa la reference te Leads and
Towns owned by by tbe Chicago. Milwaukee
ht. Paul Railway Company, write to H. U Has.
tea. Land oommlsstoner Milwankee Wisconsin
fjwrata errors- Mo prevtoM sxp.
"Rprl Ronm Rqo
fiX' .11 and our line.
No. 103, 105 and 107 East Second St.,
tt S-M. i
Tt lephone 2?i2.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THK WKLL KNOWN
M erchant Tailor,
08 juM re urned from E irope ami woulj bepWc to tve hi, ir . i i- :
hi place of ImsineM in
Stak Blik'k, OrroriTK IIakpkr UorsK.
FALL, AND WINTER SUITINGS
fiir l!il 91 lir lx- n receinj.
C. J. W. SCHREINEPs
Contractor and Builder-
- Plan, and sperlflcations i fnrni.hed on all classes of work. Also scent of Wilier". Patrrt !c
side Mtdin Blind., s-itnetlimg new. slrllsh ai.d desirable.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Offl and Shop Corner rVrentrvntr 8u r 1 1 1 J
ami Seventh Atreoua. : ' IVOCK IslanC.
-All kinds of Artiaile wo I a spectaln. Plan, and estimate, for all kinds of knild.nCT
furnished on application.
(Snrressor to Oblweiler A apilgi-r)
Contractor and Builder,
Shop Third avenue-, ttwen 10th and 11th streets,
(Fred Knrh'a old stand.)
liTAll kinda of Carpenter wf k nnd repairi,.f done. Satiafaction guarantor
lias opened his New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
where be would De pleased to aee his friends.
J HVL". CHRISTY",
Steam Cracker Bakery,
AITJF ACTUKIK 0? CKACKISI AMD BISCUITS
Ask jour Grocer for them. They are best.
w-8peelaltiee; The Christ, M0T8TIr and the Christy "WAFKH."
ROCK INLAND. IM-
Proprietor of Brady Street
All kinds of CUT FLOW
n- o, l?,,IL0r-85?-
uiisja i.i i ir i u 01 ventral i ark.
The lamest la Iowa.
P. W. HERLITZKA.
No. 228 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider's grocery. Rock Island.
for fine Suing
Made lathe latest style. Also rrirint done with nratues. and dispatch.
Weal Tile and Brick Layer.
fvesedence 819 Twenty-first 8t. Yard near 8t. Paul Depot,
"Mlatetes famished for any kind of Tile or Brtck
.. . and Uie walks a specially
Carpets, Curtains. tc
DAVIS & CO,
A complete stock
Pip, Brass Goods, Pakiiu.
Hose, Fire Brick, Etr
Sole Aeents f .r
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICA10RS
We guarantee ea-ery ore perfect, ar- ..-(
Twenty day's trisL u r i-.i - . . . .
:j Safety Heating Doiler. ani! t 'n't,. ... .
furniabiDg and Ujinc Wi. r. v-'
1712 Fid-t At f
IV k Nr,! 1 -.
Telephone 1148. Residur. i. ;
COMPLETE IN ALL
For Catalogues AiMrcaa
J. C. DUNCAN,
in Brady Street
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