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.nt. E?!l"e" JCxchmsre and Mi.n.-.
c wort aL" ,e per "three
Word. mc wo n one week at He per
ovuia-aQa-a-baji street roar
rAHTgn a ot.
fcwwA avenue, 13
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W by air-Z.;, A8 KNGINEER
H18 Second avenue-. u
TlfAKTKn Ttn . :
, pieB 11 1 timea a montli for AS- nr
f two gentlemen is. no. .v IOT 1 .
W o,i. -7J: nr8l-c, General Manager for
iw- of aSwSS.t 1 to touo?nw
JJr" accident Iocarance It combines all
. atv j, ueuert, H. X,
l;"'r aJS.KAL. BTATS AGENT TO
5raOT,i,?!lq,,,te",.ta sonle principal Sty. is-
lata nivul. L "err uuy in uiis
iTl', S08 w known staple a- floor, is oni-
i,t ""Pi' ne ProSt of 60 to 108
THE TRAVELERS' GUIDE.
ryncAea ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC KAIL-
. TRAINS. tLatTB. JAiuuti
Conocil Bluffs A Xinneso- i TTT TT
ta Day Express. . 4:50 am 1 :00 am
5r!.it,y KlPre" -- 5:80 am 10:66 pm
Wa h tnrtOB K xpres. 3 :96 pm 19:05 Dm
te Express I 70pm 7KB am
Ceeneu Bluffs Omaha
limited Vestibule Ex.. f ,:Mmi 3:04 am
Kanaaa City Limited l0:66pm 4:44 am
tOoing went. jQoiug east. 'Daily.
BUKLIN6TON ROUTE C, B. A Q. RAIL
w way Depot First avenue and Sixteenth
M.J. YoBDg, agent.
TRAILS. T,T. KRIT.
S:k2S rpreBB 7:35 pm 7:18 pm
RrfLPPMa 5:45 pm 7:66 am
Beardstown Passenger 2:56 pm 10:36am
Way PrelL bt (Monmouth) ... 9:25 am 1:50 pm
Way Freight (Sterling) 13:28 pm 10:10 am
Bifrltng Passenger 7:20 am 6:48 pm
bna;oe " 10:36 am 9:08 pm
CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE ST. PAUL RAJL
way Racine A Soothweetern Diyision De
pot Twentieth street, between First and Second
ayenoe. K. D. W. Holmea. agent.
TRAINS. Lbatb. iurra.
Hail and Kzpres J:45 an. "iVaTpai
BC Paul Sxprese., 8:16 pm 11316 am
Ft. Accommodation 9:0Uptt 10:10 am
Ft. Accommodation T:86se 6:10pm
ROCK ISLAND PEORIA RAILWAY DE
pot First avenue and Twentieth street. F.
n. nocKweit, Agent.
TRAINS. Liav. Abwitt.
Fat Mall Krpruee 8:)am 7:30 pm
Kxpnm 2:90 am 1:80 pm
Cable Accommodation 9:10 am 3:00 pm
" " 4:00 pm 8:06 am
M06T DIRECT ROUTE TO THE
East and South East
8 Id nm
o la am iv u, lai a ar
8 56 am ar.. Orion. .lv
Q HI am rn.w4JA
18 48 nm
12 95 pm
U ISO mm
.. w yomme..
m ail am
11 M sm
6 05 nm
St. Loals. Mo
7.15 pm Terre Haate.
1.20 am .Evansville..
6.30 pm IndianapolU.
B is am
110.30 pm hincinnaii. 6
Passenger trains arrive and depart from Union
Accommodation train leaves Rock Island 8:45
p. a, arrives at Peoria 2 :30 a. m . Leavee Peoria
7:18 p. m. arritew at Rock Island 1:06 a. m.
11 00 am
Lv. Rock Inland .
Accom. 11 '14 Ac,
6.10 amlia M nm
Chair car on Fast Expreas between Rock bland
and Peoria in both directions.
B. B. BUDLOW, B. PTOCKHOTJ8E.
Boperintendent. Gen'l Tkt. Aent.
W. C. MUCKER,
Having purchased the
Property which he has had refitted lor the ho
tel trashieaa, is now prepared to accom
modate transient gneste.
Day and Regular Boarding
at very reasonable price.
Be U also engaged in the
at the same place with a cheice lot of Groceries.
. Farm produce a specialty.
J. M. GASPARD,
Library Building, Davenport, Iowa, Call for
ttnasUw and see work before going to Chicago
may je fcmn.1 on
IlBwaPAKa Ajvjuuanca BtjaxAO (10 fiprnos
ttretj, wben aaver-
sinff eootraet may
I) IBA4W aw
THOSE CHEAP SWELLS.
MU1SANCES AND DEAD BEATS WHO
MASQUERADE AS MEN.
Tby Manage to Live Withoat as Ap
parent Income and Hake Thiiaisiilins
Int4lrably OflVnulre to Dfcnt People.
Saaaplea of the Two Classes.
laterally, scores of men are familiar to
the public at large whose pretensions to
swelldom are o transparently falne that
they almost approach the grotesque Yet
m the years roll by they continue to float
about upon the surface of life, are always
to be found in public place, are on hand
at all state occasions, and at every notable
theatrical or public event, and apparently
enjoy most of the privileges of the elect of
the earth. After a time the feeling of cari
osity about them dies away and that of
exasperation takes its place. They pose as
men about town, "rounders," gentlemen of
Wasureand the like. Everybody knows that
they are penniless, yet they live on luxu
ries. It is the cheap swell who stares wom
an out of countenance at the theatres, who
infests the shopping streets in the early
part of the day, and gives his more sub
stantial and hard working fellow citizen
an immense amount of annoyance by his
arrogance and assumption in general.
There are two general classes of the cheap
6well in New York. One is composed of
the mlly and prett-ntious young men who
pose to gratify an intense ambition and
who fancy that they deceive the world by
their "-society" airs; the other is the type
of gaudy swell who uses Lis flashy at tire and
assurance as the means of making a living.
The source of the incomes of many of these
men of sham and imitation is often com
mented upon. The majority of them have
no incomes at all, and they do not need
them, for they do not spend any money.
They keep up the semblance of a life of
leisure and extravagance without carrying
it out in the slightest degree.
OXE OK THE MILD TTTE.
A typical case of this sort comes to the
writer's mind. For nearly two years he
was constantly running across a tall and
sallow young man, who always betrayed
an air of intense hauteur, and exhibited
all the sizns of the world of rh
dom. His manner was supercillious and
austere, lie was always to be found in
Delmonico's iust before and inst nftr i;n.
ner, and he was a prominent figure in the
theatre lobbies. Whenever women of par
ticular attractiveness mmo alnnir ho cfaiul
at them with an air of advanced imperti
nence. Occasionally he could be seen stand
ing np at the rear of a theatre, and between
the acts he was invariahlv f.n h fnnnH
stalking gloomily up and down in the most
pretentious of the neighboring cafes smok
ine a ciirarette. but never luirinr nnvthinr
to drink. After the opera he was always
m) ue ionna in tne rnirty-nmth street cor
ridor, still smokine a cienrett nn,l on.
parently waiting for his carriage. He
moved about among people of wealth and
high social standing, staring nr. the i-,,k.
and arousing a universal feeling of indig
nation among the men. He wrs always in
evening dress, and his attire was distinctly
fashionable in eut. thonch there
thing in his appearance which caused ob
serving men instantly to set him down as
an outsider. He aroused a vajnie and uu
dcfinable but pronounced feeling of ex
asperation m every decent man whom he
met, and yet he never did anything which
won Id warrant an observer in thrasbi:i!r
him. For two years the writer encouutt-red
this particular personage everywhere he
went in New York, until one day he saw
him in earnest conversation with a well
known hatter on Broadway.
WOAT THE UNCLE SAID.
Inquiry from the hatter revenlp.l tin.
fact liiat the nsendo swell wvx hi t,. ii.i.
and not a part.icula.rly popular nephew at
"He L.LS OCCQi;iiil u l.:l!l riii' in i 1.,.
inston avenue boardiri" house."' r!i hut-?.
said as he took up the case of the young
man, "for nearly three years, rnd. though
the co.-t cf the room with u:Kird is only $7
a week, he has managed tr run in di-ht to
the landlady to the extent of nr s-m
She is a silly old fool of n woman who
thinks the cub has rich relatives and
big expectations, and who actually goes
uown mrn tr.e Kitclipn after she lias fin
ished her work at 11 o'clock at night and
irons his trousers uud cleans his coat wit h
benzine for the following day'f parade. lie
poses in the boarding house as ;i society
man, ulways eats the regular dinuer there
in eveniu dress, and then Iinrrii nut. nn.
der the pretense that he is going out to a
party, a reeeption or something of that,
sort at the house of some well known New
Yorker, ior the rest of the night he
sixsuds his time loafing alout. Ik's a well
dressed loafer and nothing else. Occasion
ally he runs errands or makes himself use
ful to a theatrical manager, and in that
way secures admission to the theatre.
Then again he will manage to worm him
self into the good grace of some young
man about town who Is careless a:i .l amia
ble when be has been drinking a litUe, and
out of this acquaintance he always man
ages to extract something substantial
either credit at a tailor's or a loan of one
sort or another. ( Jf course he never thinks
of doing any work."
This is a fair type of the cheap swell who
is not vicious. Of course there are many
grades of the species, but they have all
managed in one way or another to adopt
such a peculiar look and manner that their
presence acts as an affront to men.
THE VICIOUS SWELL.
The vicious type of the cheap swell is
more interesting because he not infre
quently drifts from careless into criminal
relations with tradesmen, and occasionally
slips into schemes of trickery and fraud.
Every attentive reader of the newspapers
has from time to time run across the names
of men who have been sentenced to prison,
but had posed and been accepted by certain
people as men of leisure and social promi
nence. There is no denying the universal
gullibility of mankind. A large, breer.y
and genial man, clad in the most advanced
style of raiment, can go down to Wall
street aud into the offices of the most con
servative merchants and secure cash sub
scriptions for any kind of a wildcat vent
ure. A modestly clad but thoroughly sub
stantial uud reputable citizen could not
raise in this fashion. A few days ago
two suits were brought and won ag:iinst a
New Yorker who ri always prominent in
club windows, who boasted not long ago
that he had thirty-lour complete suits of
clothes made this year. Judgment was
secured by one of his creditors for $S,000
and by another for Jfd.OOO. Every man who
knew anything about New Yorkers was
aware that, this particular "swell" had
leeu without any legitimate income for
jvars, and that he owed $T0,000 or $G0,000
in New York. Yet he succeeded in gett ing
credit in the course of two months for
$14,000. ;,'auy o her men in New York
could do the same, prohably, it they had
thirty-lour suits of clothes. The attire of
men K't'itw to exercise nn extraordinary
and occult inliucuce tipou mankind. New'.
A Sttteb ta Tina.
Jim Saively das just returned to Aus
tin fro ir a pleasure trip through Ken
tucky, ;is native state. He tells a good
story about what the guide told him in
the Mammoth Cave.
He asked the guide if he (Snively)
could net break off a email piece of stal
actite a ad take it along with him to
"No., yon dont," responded ths custo
dian of the cave. "If we werp o allow
every darned fool to carry off chnnks of
rock, it would have got away -with the
whole cs ve." Texas Siftings.
At the Bare Office.
OScer nave von a:iy means of sup
port? Newly Arrived Immigrant I don't
quite understand you.
Officer ILive yon any profession by
wliich you can make a living?
N. A. L No, sir. I'm an artist. Life.
The Smart Clerk.
"Have j ou any large sized gentleman's
gloves?" h e asked.
"How l.irge sized a gentleman?" in
quired th salesman, with a smile of
frosty, Bof.toni.in severity.
"Large enough, I think, sir." replied
the cnstotier. moving away, "to walk
without any help to some other Ftore
where the clerks are not so classical."
A Patronising- Little Girl.
Two little girls, the eldest being about
six years old, entered a confectionery
"What ( an I do for you?" asked the
"If you please," said the larger cf the
two, "just trive this little child " nnint-
iug to the 4-year-old at her side, "ve
cents' worth of candy." Texas Sittings.
A Subtle Insinuation.
"Do yon think Dr. Preechns was justi
fied in spe:.king of Mr. Sloman in that
vrviyT" asked she.
"Why, I rJionght he was very compli
mentary in his remarks," said he.
"Perhaps he was, but he need not have
alluded to him so often as the Lite Mr.
Slomun. evt n if he was always behind
time." Pif.tdiurg Dispatch.
A Gluilitoine Time.
l?other Goodness me! Johnnv! John
ny! Why ain't you at sthool instead of
nurralnug around the streets like a wild
Johnny (dancing a jig) No school to-
Mother Ho school? v7Ly?
Johnny Teacher's dead. Street &
Smith's (.tool News.
Old Chris-tiuan Jokn.
"How many children have yon?" a
vrag was once asked by a person wheae
intellect was not his strong jioiiit.
"I have tiree sous," was the ivply
"and each oi them has four sisters."
"Gxd gra lions!" ex'jLii.ne.d th olher
in amazeme it. "why. tli.-t makes fif
teen !" Euleuspiegel.
Telegraph Cbrk (reading over tele
gram) "To Mrs. GrabVt. Margate.
Hear with grief death of Aunt
Judith. Will in our favor." Two
words too mil ny, t-ir.
Mr. G. E. ? Oa eh? nn nm! Oh.
well, look here! Out out "wif.h grief!"
liefo rt-nrrx i:xr.uiiiged.
Mr. Pettish I'm afraid you won't do.
As nearly as I can find out yon have
worked in sls or eight places during the
MLss Mary ilahony Huh! And how
minny gir-r-r!s has ynresiif had in the
same toime? J?o lLss, I'm t'inkiu'. Puck.
Thoughtless, to Say the 1-ur.t.
At the milliner's: "Do von think.
Hans, dear, tl.at this hat snit3 the color
of my hair?"
"I don't sea that that makes any dif
ference. If it doesn't suit this color you
can wear it with another one of your
wigs tiviuorro ." Fliegende Dlatter.
Ni t Ulnrh Hope.
Mr. Slitnpnr? (.-titer a decided refusal)
I know what the matter is. It's lie
cause I am pot r. Yon would marry me
if I were rich.
Miss Gailie (thoughtfully) Perhaps
so. but yon would have to be very, very
rich. New Ycrk Weekly.
A Greut Problem Solved.
He Why do you women jtersist in
picking up these beggared foreign princes
instead of marrying true hearted, self
made America-1 gentlemen?
Stw I suppose it is because the prince
are so much inore easy to find. Indian
The Road to Kuia.
Husband W hat are you so much in
terested in in that paper?
Wife I was reading one of those arti
cles on how to get up a cheap dinner.
Husband Do you want to ruin me?
That VTa Clear.
'Td have yon know I was weu Drought
np!" exclaimed the small man to the
"That may lie," replied the latter,
"but yon were not brought up far."
Heaven hese the children.
It was Inge; soil who eaid the
sweetest music i the langh of
a child. 7h man who can
watch a gronp of innocent little
ones at play and not be iDter
eeted in their childish sport
mast possess a mtan and sordid
soul indeed, and one so utterly
selfish that with him it can
saf-ly be affirmed that life is a
failure But if their presence
so elevates an honest man when
the little ones are in perfect
health, whrn ihey are sick and
in sore trouble, then the eight
of their offerings is piteous to
behold. It is here that the
strong man turns away op
pressed by an angnish that he
cannnot conceal, by a woe that
he cannot alleviate. This is
particularly the case with
croup. How many a fond and
loving parent has hung over the
couch of hi cffrpriGg aad
wa'ched th hectic flush gather
on the little cheek, th hearse
rattle in the throat grow sharper
and sharper until at last the
fatal membrane stopped the air
passages a8 if the entrance had
been tightly corked, and saw
the little lif- go ou: in helpTess
agony. It is the peculiar virtue
of Reid's German Cough and
Kidney Cur that it not only
cures croup in its worst stages,
but that it prevents a recurrence
of the attack. It so cures the
patient that the little ones do
not have th disease again E
A. Powell, th wll-known con
tractor and builder in Peoria,
has a family of eev.n children!
who were all greatly troubled
with tha croup Whenever
they tcok cold they would have
it, greatly to the peril of their
lives. He tried Reid's German
Cough and Kidney Cure, and
the attacks became less fre
quent, until they finally ceased
altogether. For sale by all
druggists, at 25c and 50o a bot
tle. Stlyan Remedy Co.,
107 Main St , Peoria, 111.
A prommcn: phjsiciiE aiid old aimj
Burreon in sworn l in o-i. j
from home for a few days. Duricg his
ajorme one or me ecu :ren contracted a
severe co?a. and his wife hnimht a H-,t,i
or Chmb rla-n'6 Cough Remedy for it
They were e much pleased with the
remedy th&l they afterwards used sev
eral bottles at variout timts. He said
from experience wi:h j-, be regarded it as
the most reliible preparation in oe for
colds, and tlist it ourre the nearest of be
ing a ep. eific of try nn-'iicine he had
ever seen. For fn'e by Har'z & Bahn
Mr. Younshusban 1: "V
the new ye-ir. John. I hone von will
ablet g-.y n ; and. by the wiy, won t
tou let hnve a li'tle money ? John (hero
Makes the lives ef many people mist. able,
and often loads to self-destruction. Distress
after eatin?. sour stomach, si k l.ejdaelie.
hearthum.lossof appetite, a falut, " iJl pone"
tecliiig, b;id taste, cor.ted tonpie. M.d irregir
larity of the bowels, are
tvlStFGSS some of the more common
JftQT ym'i tt.:. Pyspejisia does
P not get v.ell of itself. It
avail n0 requires careful, HTistent
cttcntien, r.n;l a remedy like I!r "s Sars:i
parilla, which acts gently, yet surely and
c2iclcnt!y. It tones the stomach and other
orjrar.s, rt-pilates th! digestion, creates a
ftu.d ap'Tt'.te, a:-d 1-y t!.::s f. - i
ovi rc(,rr.::.s the ' .ical pynj;w 'c"
terns ror.!;ivi s t!.e f'tnr.i- 63Q2CrlC
tl.eic cITo is of t.' cVisease, banishes the
Vada !.r, a;..l rcl'r-l.i s the tired mind.
" I fcr.w h:-ea tr v.'.; d wil'.i dvsie;sia. I
had tut little aj-j-e;:;-, and v.h::t 1 did eat
unu, tl;..t:sd u.e, ir did me
V'tk Ltiie piod. In an hour
DUrn after es:ing I would expe
rience a faintness, r.r tired, aT.-pt.uie feeling,
as Uioufh 1 uud not e.:ten ar.jthlnp. My trou
ble. I tliiak, wts r.-;r.;vr.tod by my business,
which is lUut of a p. .inter, and fro.m Injing
more cr less f!:i;t r.p i:i a eiir
rooinw!:!: fresh r.::-.i. Uift our
si'rins i took noo.r s:;rs;i- Etomacn
rflla took three lt;".es. It !M me on
immense amount rf rK)d. It gave me an
appetite, and my lood relished and satisfied
the crr.v:ii I h::d i revli Uiily experienced."
GEOiatR A. Page, Wuti ritiun, Mxm.
3oTd by all ru(Xita. f 1 ; ix fur Sj- Prepared onlj
j C. 1. HOOD & CO.. AoUiCcaries, Lowc'J, Hut
ton Doses Cne Dollar
A. 0. HUESING,
BepreKcu. udoiik other ime-tned ana well
teown Fire InnrKceCompanies be following:
Royal Insurance Com: any. of England.
Wet cheter Fire Ins. Company of N . Y.
Buffalo German Ins. Co., Baflfalo, N. T.
Rochester German Is Co.. Rochester, S. T.
cnisens ln Co., of Pitvburgn. Fa.
Ban Fire Office. London.
Union Ins. vo.. of California.
Security Ins. C .. Hew H tven, Co- n.
Mi'vaoaee M-?cbaaic lna. Co., Milwaukee. Wis
Oerman Fire Ins. Co of Peoria, 111.
Offw Cor. 18:h St., and Second Ave
S0CX ISLAND. ILL.
ciof5 f n
Sucssor to Adamson & Ruick,
mCQVZ DD A
Shop Nineteenth St., bet
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
tS-Second Hand Machinery bought, eold and repaired.
PRACTICAL HOLIDAY GOODS.
Believing that everyone, deem it necessary to remember
their friends with a useful Christmas gift, we have selected th
neatest and largest line of LADIES' and GENT'S
Ooze. Swede Kid, Russian Calf and Plush.
In all the modern styles and shades.
Second and Harrison Sw.
Second Hand Goods
, , . .
r-,.r ana iraoes any article.
tWACQnAINTEI) WITH THE GEOGRAPHY Or THE C0U3TTKT. WIIX CBTAni
LIDCH VALUAE1X CTT0RMATIC2f TBCM A 8TTOT Cr THIS MXT CT
THE CHICAGO, ROCK ISUtlD & PACIFIC RAILWAY,
tlS I -r11 md
tiUtCblriRon Wlrhlr. t3nT.--
BprtneiTDerivef 'PVblcTin 'cnT in5lE0E1'roOT-nl Colorado
MdmVmColcaS) Caldwetr n?i0' JSJ RcUning Chair Car. to
InLf Cot betSSra CrTiprwffli1?0! "5d City, atoll PUc biet-
vait a ofrtn rSS'A:, Hutcninon. Traverae. new and
and soutnwest of Clcl, rDdPnc"?l trSSrlSrt01''
MACNIFICENT VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS,
free from dust. Thro
r!lB.lr Cn mm
" " WWUXI
una. ana o
EZilrZL,- brrSniEfLJ? ?. aoriable tours! wwt of aUseourt BlTr.
to Vndn'frm Pa' San FrinS-acS: Tne DIRECT
VIA TKE ALBERT LEA ROUTE,
wiTHf?onaHrt,2f ,'Jy T"? Chlfo and Mlnneapolle and St. Paul.
K5Baef Citv TSfiw? ?far Cr? Fr5e) to aad from thoee point and
and Sui ?i.lulS5l,;CaI Bleeper between Peoria, Spirit Lake.
townT 8taui!a SX:iCi8la?d- Ths favorite Lane to Plpeetone, Water
GinSofeow4vhe SumEler Besort HuntinT and'Flahin
tnlBiPi? VIA SENECA ANT) KANKAKEB offers fad U tie to
JoohAfm?"Pf"- lanapoli, LafayeeTaid Council Blufto. 8U
rZrWZZTS Loavenwortb, Bnscicy.tottSeapoll., and St. Paul.
Ot&r&& PT to any Tick
E. ST. JOHN.
wished twsj oupc
Looked tco big for 5AiNTA ClAUS.
But rjcr ratter, it
rpjjca to uiter
SOAP, ,1., , c'
is rye ttiz ooap ever rycc
&CO. - Chicago.
PrnTP A T TTAPlITHTCrp
Hock Island. 111.
First and Second Avenue,
STABT, BERGER & SNELL,
COMPLETE IN ALL
For CfcUZorurt AJires
J. C. DUXCAir,
Dealer la New a&d
A specialty a&ae cf Jewe'jv.
No. 1614 Secood ATenne.
St Paull In MINnVSoi
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mart a. wits " ii i .
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ftrtTPQ k m.ws ftuvwa. Cat ItL
CHICAGO. Oeal tkket fasa Agm.