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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1391.
Freeh fish at Browser's.
J. W. Caldwell, of Rural, was in the
Bod. H. C. Cleaveland left for Chicago
John WejerhauBtr went to Chicago
Mrs. Charlotte Bennett, of Cordova,
was in the city today on a short visit.
Frank G&rnett and A. Ilasson, of Coe,
were in the city today.
Choice mackerel, bloaters, white fish
and Finnan had die 8, at Long's.
OysterB and celery, Florida craDges,
bananas and lettuce, at Long's.
A. S. Swift, superintendent of tele
giaph on the C.R.I. & P., was in the
Preaching at the First Baptist church
this evening by Rev. E. P. Bnod. or
Orion. Revival service.
Look out for SiPiunkard's novd street
parade Siturday morning. It is said to
be tbe best of the season.
Marney Eils, an emp'oye of the Rock
Islaud flow company, had his wrist badly
cut by falling on a harrow yesterday af
ternoon. Chas. C. Truesdale has recovered from
his recent injury sufficiently to be able to
walk about with tbe assistance of a cane.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Daily wbo were
married Tuesday evening at Port Byrtn
have taken up their residence in Vila city.
Tbe groom is a clerk at McCabe 3ros.
Big crowd at the fair last evening
and all were well pleased with the dis
play. Be sure and attend this evening.
Musical entertainment this evenicg.
L. S. Hinman, representing O. A.
Gager & Co., of New York, lead n ? im
porters of French china, is at the Harper.
He is on business with Geo. M. Liosley.
Buford Pott 243. G. A. R , will hold a
memorial service at the First M. E.
church Sunday in honor of Gen. Sherman
and Admiral Porter. Rev. Gue will
preach an appropriate sermon.
The great African explorer, Heary M.
Stanley lectures at the Burtis opera hou?e
in Davenport tonight and many from
Rock Island will improve the opportunity
to be present.
The fire alarm at 4 o'clock this after
noon was caused by fire in the roof of
Otto Eiebs's house. 1702 Fourth avenue.
It caught from a defective flue and was
quickly subdued by means of a bu:ket of
S. B. Stoddard the long time
freight agent of the C, R. I. & P. in
Rock Island, today received notice of his
appointment to the same position for the
B. C. R. & N. Shippers may l ave
freight so destined at the Rock Island
freight depot and it will bs delivered
to Davenport by team.
The baggagemaster. assistant baggage-
master and porter at the C, R I. & P.
depot will hereafter be in uniform. The
baggagemaster's uniform will be of dark
blue with double breasted coat and brass
buttons, that of the assistant and porter
will be of dark blue, also, but siDgle
breasted coats and silver buttons and a
badge denoting each position.
Love, Courtship and Marriage" is the
subject of Dr. O'Learj'a lecture in Turner
hall this evening. Three ladies and three
gentlemen will be inviied on the p'atform
at the close of the lecture, and the doctor
will read their character by phrenology.
and mate them according to his ideas of
i congenial temperament. This makes
mocn merriment for the audience. The
admission will be 10 cents.
D. Biaant, one of the oldest and most
trusted conductors on the C, R. I. & P.,
- and who has lately been running a pas
; senger train on the Denver division, has
been granted a year's vacation and will
l spend it in South and Central America,
where he has hia choice of two retiponsi
ble positions in railroad service. If he
takes a liking to either hs will accept it,
if not, his old place on the Rock Island
will be open to him. Mr. Bisant's family
are in Rock Island and will be here while
he is south.
Cow and calf for sale. Enquire cf Dr. J.
Nice fresh buttercups and homo-made
caramels at Erell & Math's.
Nice baled hay and straw by the ton by
John Evans at city Ecales.
Two fresh milch cows for sale. En
quire C. D. Gordon. therfl's office.
Chocolate, mint, winterrreen, lemon
and maple cream patterns just received at
Krell & Math's.
Money to loan by tbe Rock Island Mu
tual Building and Savings assotiation
Meeting Tuesday evening.
E. B. McEown sells hard wood in
lengths, cut or split; soft coal, lurx p and
nut, corner Fifteenth street and First
avenue. Telephone 1198.
Order ice cream in brick forms and get
the best. One or more kinds in. each
brick; turns out nice; and easy to serve
Krell & Math can supply you any time.
I Progressive euchre ice cream. Each
person gets a plate of ice cream with the
I exact cut of a card on top. When giving a
Icard party have these and order them
prom Krell & Math's.
I A man who has been somewhat of t
jover says the best place in the three cit
Sea to get a good meal is at the Crown
restaurant. No. 1708 Second a vent e, A.
B. Johnson, Prop
A man can never write true poetry
inless he has once been seriously i u love
j-and most men cannot even then.
THE FARCE STILL ON.
Five More Republicans Lose Self-
ASYTHiSG TO BEAT PALMER.
iht Ballota at MpriaarflrM Tad ay
ami the It ?! The- MalU 101.
Sfrisgfield, Feb. 19. Special
ight ballots were taken today, on all of
which Palmer r ceived his solid 101 votes.
On the first, Streeter received 88; Oglesby
; Post 1. Tbe second and third result
; 8treeter 88 ; Oglesby 1 4 ; Post 1 . The
fourth Streeter 93; Oglesby 10. The
fifth, sixth and seventh; Streeter 94;
Oglesby 9. The eighth, Streeter 95;
Fuller, of Boone, moved to adjourn
until the same time tomorrow, tbe vote
being ayes, 103, nays, 101. The three
M. B. A. voted with the republicans.
When Reed, of Gallatin, wts. called he
said "111 lay down my gun and come in-
10 the aencv. I voth tor A. .T t.rst.r "
RxriDS City. III., Feb. 17 Geo.
ides and family came home Saturd&v
Lee Shaffer is away getting affl iavits
or bis pension claim, lie will visit
'Drincfield and Viola and thpn rm m
J. W. Sanders had one of hia ril.a
broken: and sustained nthfe ininrioa nn
Wednesday last by being kicked by one
of his horses while leading it from water
An entertainment for the nurnnu nf
gelling a flag for the school house is a
probability in the near future. Tt wiii h
gotten up by the school children.
meeting last Sunday night was well
attended, and intsrestinc and tn the
was the thought presented by Mies Ad
The boxing school opening was quite a
uccess. Prof. Swanson opened the
meeting" and P. Sullivan. Jr.. wan
master of ceremonies. s
J. Scheib has a new encine nn and in
running order. lie can't shoe horses.
with it, but can do most everything else.
A sun club has been formed in 'Zum
Tbey have a practice shoot every Satur-
Mrs. C. E. Webb is petting nnmi hpttr
and expec's to be out again in a few
Mrs. Sides has been in verv nnor health
since th?y left here and they are in hopes
that the change back will benefit her.
The sale at R. Gjoden's was a. vptv
good one financially and eooi prices were
reai.z 'a .
M. Sutherland and wife and child are
visiting at her father's, A. J. Williard's.
Airs. U. M. Gallius has cone to Oawuli
to viit her daughter-in-law.
Tor Would Be Reporter.
Our advice to every young man about to
enter journalism would be to make the
start as a reporter for some country week
ly. That is a splendid experience. Re
porters for country weeklies get from $8 to
15 a week. This experience (covering six
months or a year) should be followed by a
year's connection with a daily morning
newspaper published in a town of not more
than 50,000-population; pay from tlO to $20
a week. This further experience will (or
ought to) give tbe young man an acquaint
ance with general newspaper work such
details as editing telegraph, reading proof,
writing editorial paragraphs, etc. kinds of
work that may not fall to his lot subse
quently, but which he should know all
If our young friend at Muscatine is dis
satisfied with his present employment he
will never be a success at it. He complains
of long hours, yet he says that tie is fairly
paid. It uu.iters not what business be is
engaged iu an employe must be worth
more to his employer than he actually re
ceives in compensation for his services.
This is particularly true iu the profession
of journalism. Eugene Field in Chicago
A Iloral Way to Give a Tip.
It was at a club dinner. The guests had
just taken their seats at the tables. The
colored waiters, resplendent in full dress,
were bustling about with itching palms.
A jolly party sat down at one of the tables.
The leader took his seat at the head of the
table and beckoned to one of the waiters.
As the exiiectant darky leaned over him
the club man took blowly from his pocket
a wallet and from that a crisp new $2 bill.
With the greatest deliberation he folded it
through the center, while the waiter's
eyes began to roll. Laying the greenback
on the table, he pressed his knife along the
crease and calmly tore the bill in two, to
the horror of the waiter and to the surprise
of his own nartv. One-hnlf nf t.h i.sn i..
tucked into his vest pocket. The other
uaii ne uanuea to tbe waiter, remarking
laconically, "The rest after dinner per
haps." There wasn't anot her tjihi in
room that got the service that that table
got, and the wrjter was finally rewarded
with the other half the bill. New Yc-rk
The use of holly, in particular, dates
back at least to the founding of the Ro
man Saturnalia, for the plant was dedi
cated to Saturn and regarded as an em
blern of peace and good will.
The taxes for 1890 are now due and
payable to the township collector at the
County Treasurer's office in the court
house. Owners of real estate are re
quested to bring their last year's tax re
ceipts in order to save time in finding the
description cf their property on tbe
books. Davtd Fitzgerald.
TO EX BUBBKD OF HEALTH
By a pestilential climate.by a vocation entailing
constant exposure, physical overwork orsedeo
tary dragzerr at the des. is a hard lot. Tet
many persons origlnallr possessed of a fair con
stitution snnerthlS'Jepnvauou before me mer
idia of life is passed. To any and all subject to
conditions inimical to health, no purer or more
agreeable preservative of the greatest of earth. y
bles loss can be recommended than Uostettcr'g
Momach Bitters, which inures tbe system to
cllnia'ic change physical latiirue and me taj ex
haustion. It eradicates dyspepsia, the bane of
sedentary brain workers, pre erves and restores
regularity of the bo el and liver, when di -ordereJ
from any canae, annihilates fever and
a me and prevents it. checks the (rrowtu of a
tendency to rheumatism and gout, and central
ixer ths danger to be appre tended from causes
productive of kidney, bladder and oteilne ail
ments. Te be convinced of the truth of these
. statements, it is only necessary t J give this ster
nog preparation an impartial inai.
HUNTERS CF HUMAN HEADS.
Cannibalism Still Prevails Adh( Na
tives or the Solomon laland.
Among the passengers that arrived bv
the steamer Mariposa Saturday was a gen
tleman named at son. Mr. Watson has
been for many years engaged in trading
among the South Sea islands for copra.
piri Bneiw aud other commodities. He
tIa some strange stories to a rDortr
about head huntinir and cannibalism that
still prevail in the Solomon islands:
'I first went to the Salomon irmiin ss a
trader for a Sydney firm, and having filled
the positions of storekeeper and land
owner for seven years, know these natives
well. My first visit was to the island ot
Ijaogo. Soon after we anchored some na
tives came off and warned us that the peo
ple on shore wanted to kill the first white
man they could. Upon being questioned
they stated that some years ago a trader
nau been killed by them, anda man f-war
had appeared, exacting a heavy fine of
pigs and other things. The war vessel had
been piloted by a white man, and the na
tives Lad resolved to kill the pilot, and
failing to kill him they intended to take
the lifi of the first white man on whom
tbey could lay their hands. I found out
that t' c natives were well armed and left
"At the island of Rubinna similar con
ditions prevail. While we were at Bam-
battan wp had a narrow escape. Among
the natives who came on board were two
chiefs. They finished trading, and I no
ticed that they kept close to the rudder
trunk of the vessel. I discoverc 1 a canoe
under the stern with natives passing tip
axes, and as there were over seventy ua
tives on board the ship they fully intended
to capture us.
'Our crew soon got out their arms, and
the scoundrels seeing that we were deter
mined left the vessel. Treachery is rife.
and no white man's life is safe among
them, their utmost desire being to secure
heads. On 15agga island they killed, roast
ed and ate a man named Childe, who lived
there. I think be was a runaway from
some American whaler, and bad lived on
the island for over twenty years."
At liametta Mr. Watson was present
when the captain of tbe war ship Diamond
visited the islands. Six persons landed.
and there were over fifty natives in am
bush, all armed with guns, ready to mas
sacre the white men if the opportunity of
Kelative to the practice of head hunting
he stated that the natives go from island
to island in search for the prizes, watching
their chances. The heads are used at the
death of a chief or at a canoe launching.
As many as five heads planted around the
grave of a chief is supposed to appease the
evil spirit that caused the death, while at
u c.moe launching the measure of luck that
is in store for the craft is according to the
number of heads that adorn the vessel as
it enters the water.
Mr. Watson is of the opinion that no one
ought to laud on these inlands without 1.-
ing armed. Tbe custom of the liritisb
warships to destroy villages, blow up ca
noes and fire shells over the houses is of
no use, as it only embitters the nntive
against the whites. Sau Francisco Chron
icle. IHttacreeakle for Hawk and Jlouw.
A sportsman was returning from quail
shoot int:, when he perceive-1 a sparrow
hawk poise in the air a short distance from
him and then dart fiercely down into the
grass. In a moment the bird flew upward
with something in its talons and uttering
cries in which acute pain and tbe fierce joy
of victory seemed somewhat queerly blend
ed. It kept screamiug aud pecking at a
small object in its claws.
The sportsman brought his gun to his
shoulder and killed tbe bird. The bird had
driven its claws into the liack of a mouse.
perforating the skin, passing U-tieath two
ribs of the little animal and piercing the
skin again in such a manner that it could
not turn it.-i catch loose. The tortured
mouse on his part had seized o:ie le of the
bird in his mouth aud bun -d his teeth into
it just above the joint in the h-g, cutting
the bone entirely in t. I loth tinue and
bird hail been killed outright by the Ltl
man animal of prey, the mouse having re
ceived a shot in the side and the bird one
in the head. Waco Day.
tMiuiiuau lliildrrn are Not Whipped.
When one notestbe vu;(.r:iii.l enthusiasm
of the Esquimau little folks at their play
the statement tuatt.iey are nev er punished
by their parents wems i:l::mst incredible.
Such a superabundance of animal spirits
as they display would straightway get a
white boy across his mother's knee, while
an uvengiug shingle or slipper f lined I lie
air aud the boy. Cut K.vuituau sriall boys
are never sc-ut out after a willow switch to
torture them; neither are they scolded or
reviled by their pareuts until of almost
mature years. On the other hand, the Kn
quimau baby, from the moment it under
stands its mother's voice, yields ungues
tioning otx-dieme to all its parents' com
mands. John D. Spears iu New York
"Breathes there a man with soul so
dead, wbo never to himself has said. I'll
cure my wearv, aching bead, with Salva
tion Oil?" "Yes a few fellows, bat tbev
are of light weight."
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
1 1 cy
INCORPORATKD C2DEB THX THE 8TATB LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
EOCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Srtarday e veni ap f rota 7 to ! o'cloe I .
Fire per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned on Personal, Col
lateral or Real Estate Security
X. P. REYNOLDS. Pre. F C. DZXKXAXN, Tlce-Pr. J. M. BUFORD, Cafh'.ar.
P. L. HAtchell, X. P. Reynold. F. C. Denkmann. John CmbaoelL C. F. Lrnde.
J. 1. Beimera, L. 8lmon. X. W. Hnm, i. M. Baiord.
JacxaoM A Ucaar, bo lies tor.
y WH1 begin bafltoeM Jol 8, 1890, and will occupy Uckine mom wltb M'UbeU A lnd(
BAtU new bank la eonmleted.
Tor Uvtr Tjiy Tsars.
'r. Winslow's Soothing Syrup hs
been used by millions of mothers for
their children wn la teething. If dii
burbed at otgbt and broken of your ret
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting t-etn sead at one and Ret
a bottle or -Mr. Wirtlow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It w:ll re
lieve the poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon It. mothers, there is no mn
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tbe stomach and bowilt, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduc.t Itflimoia
tion and gives tone and energy to the
whole system. ' Mrs Winnlow Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the tte and is tbe prescript ion .f one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the Unlud States. 'Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-rive cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow 'sSoothicg Syrup
5 j tie.
As we have dismissed Simon Goldburg
from our employ, we brvby request all
parties owing Prker s lotirdry not to
pay money to t.im on arcouo's you hve
with us A. M. fc L. J. pAitkfc Feb.
14 h. 191
"Habit makes ttie mo, ' but the ninth
part of a man mskts the habit.
"Situation wanl-'d"nd "Hrli- wanlrln-cnrd
one wrt-k in the Pan T Atet s r KKK.
ror sale. Kent, hxrlianirc and VIcel:anon
Wai.l lnr"ed one d at If ix r w.irri : ihrro
day at (x-r w. ri aud cne ci-a at He ir
Foil SALE A liOVSK AND UT IN 11EX
drix addition. Stu th VrwW ..t f
MiUn road, fci.qul c at No. 161 Seco "d avenue.
ICKLY FCKMMlkD KOuM FOR TWO
pent.emen at btf Twt r.tieth treet.
WANTED A YOCSO MAN T K KKP !UKs
an hour each even ni . (all at Ituncber's
meat market, corner of Fourth avenue and
WANTEIW A MTI ATION AS ENGINEER
by a competent voune man who la vlratlv
ard riat'e; can furni h b:l of riferviite. Ad
dre 1613 Second avei ne. 14
WANTEl A KOOM-M ATE BV AN KN1I-m-rr,
a neat f urnbbrd front mom. 13il Third
avm'ie. cuiiMile, m'.io only cui.- it 11 t'nu'S a
month fur ti; or for to -nit-tntii ti per
WAVTED SITUATION Y UVE E NEK
tri tx marri'dman: ha had a namtx rf vrr
exper.ence In mercantile bui-im-.-; e.im do nfflce
work and lwiliine to bririn at ami hit." oiiha
thanrc for promotion; addn-ssbox wit city.
TTTANTD SElKKTAhlKS ANI U"iMZ-
f ers 1 y an assessment oricr paving-ItM la
fix uiomhs at an -tiniattt ot of Stl.
H-puta-.lf men aid women nn sxc irp lltwril
coiuiM-nsutton. Andre M. Mclntyre. Supn-tnc
jiiaiMKvr, i." Anon., J Dl.aK-liU:a. l a. li-ift
tl7 ANTED GENERAL STAT A(iF.T 1m
open ttt adquartrr In some principal rlty, so-
omr exclusive contr .l c t onr bnrtt.rr and a
rs sea-. f
$200..) and Upwards
For sale. i-Tured on land rrtb from
ttrn- ftre times tt.r anoaat
f the loaa
tctcr : e -r.t .-! asstia!:. eoDcetei and
TT" K N K V at !.. . a
Hoo- X '.i TtcTf-.i t
if'-K Wi.AVT ILL
(Member American T-ckit Broker' Arttn)
Reduced Rates to all Points.
OFFICE In Adacts Errert OSce ender
GRAND PALACE HOTEL.
fl to 10 North Clark Street. IIIC.iO.
Four Minutes from Court House.
WttKf. $1 W Tkas est. rc tr.
Kr'tanraut bj C hatupagnoa, late Lhicato Club Chef
roecLaa i-riceh, new Hurst.
Cut tbi ent for furthrr r'ferecc.
TBI8 PAPEli FJ
n) a rnnua
Ncwararca Axtbtwi! Prstao 10 Ppruos
trert), hers aonr
t sins' contracts GT
nt tor -t
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. i;, 1SS9.
.vj uu ruvitivitu in eery cuy in ion
rtate: rood will known rtaple a fl.or. in nil-i-r-l
dcD.ann, and pav a net profit nf B to 10
pt-r cei.t. Accim Tiis I siok Losraxrv, 74
liroadwar. New lurk.
S. E. ana SteamsniD
jVil C B NTIRE
As each season arrives in its turn
reetn to trow handsomer
It is so this sprin e.
We are receiving our first purchases
ana berore we have time to mention
the fact many choice things are
being selected by wise people who
know that first choice is bet t.
New robes in new colorings and de
signs Beautiful imported plaid goods.
Plain effects in
French sergas and
Henriettas, including the
Nw browns and
French corn flower blue.
Hock Island. Illinois.
Three Times as
A any otter atmilar
CLE1WN & SALZIWN,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124. 126 and 123 Sixtnth Strt.
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
-Irish Cough Syrup:
Acu quickly, is perfect! safe aod
HedlclDt knows for aU Kidney,
Rc a BattleSamples free.
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN & ADLER
Removed to 219 SeTenteenth 8treet
Great Clearance Sale
SCHNEIDER'S SHOE STORE,
IK ORDER TO REDUCE MY STOCK OF
Felt Boots and Shoes,
I wUlofftrttfforU.next(lrlprktUiatiaaaloftUBtTryy. Coma ear
and tar arc a karraln. Tbty ataat acll recardleaa of cort.
tm Fifth Avenue,
Black dress goods, immtcse assort
ment In plain and fancy e Sects.
We can't mention everthlng.
We want yoa to see and hope to hare
yon call and inspect.
COTTON DRESS GOODS.
The ginghams we are selling at lOo
and 12Ho are as handsome as the
Scotch and eclors just as fast, tne
New embrolder'es just in
Black white goods in great variety.
We show probably twice as many as
yon will see elsewhere.
Large a Stock of
erUlf Lux ot la ILe city.
never fails to curt ill Laag troubles.
10r, tic aai 50c Bottle.
Lon acd BUmacb troable. la
and Liver Pills.
Droreist, Bock Ial&od
1818 Second Avenue,
Harper Eonae Blockv.