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THE AliGUS. THUKSDAY, MAY 21, 1801,
Talk's cheap, but when it's
backed up by a pledge of the
fard cask ot a financially re
sponsible firm, or company, of
world-wide reputation for fdr
and honorable dealing, it
Now, there are scores of
sarsaparillas and other blood
purifiers, all cracked up to be
the best, purest, most peculiar
and wonderful, but bear in
mind ( for your own sake ),
there's only one guaranteed
blood-purifier and remedy for
torpid liver . and all diseases
that come from bad blood.
That one standing solitary
and alone sold on trial, is
Dr. Pierce's Golden Med
If it don't do good in skin,
scalp and scrofulous diseases
and pulmonary consumption
is only lung-scrofula just lot
its makers know and get your
Talk's cheap, but to back a
poor medicine, or a common
one, l y selling it o;z trial, .5
'Gul.Ln Medical Discovery"
is Mild, would bankrupt the
Talk's cheap, but only " Dis
covery " i guaranteed.
i,.:;:;isth3v. :th the geography of this country v. ill cbtwn
:.y.X3ll INCR'.!A7!CN FROM A STUDY OF THiS MAP OF "HE
Cfep, M Islail & Pacific By,
T:.f TMrPct Route v end from Chicago, Jollet, Ottatt a,
Porli, La Salle. Moline, Rock Island, In ILLINOIS;
Krei p rt. lakatino, Ottuinva, Oskaloosa, Tjs
?: ir,.. Wlnterwt, Audubon, Harlan aud Coan 11
! ;?, lr. I'iWA: Minneapolis and St. Paul. In JII"
f.Tv.'TA; Water'oirn and Sioux Falls, In DAKOTA;
.-r.ieron, i't. Jp!j and Kansas City, In JIIS.-SOUR: ;
OsuLa. Lincoln, Fairburr and Nelson, in NEBRASKA;
Atr!iim, LraveniTunh. H.rron. Topeka, Hutchinson.
V.'ul.ita, Belleville, Abilene, TjoJge City, Caldwell. :n
KANSAS ; KinFflsher, El Reno and Dinco, in INDIA S
i:. C'.iLuRADO. Traverses new areas of rich fannti g
srr.z:i lauds, affording the lest facilities of lnter-i::-a.ui.ication
to all towns and cities east and west,
L',rtawest and souiuirest of Chicago and to Pacific and
VTSTZSULE EXPRESS TRAINS
L.aling all competitors In splendor of equipment.
:-.rwn i HiCAGO and DES MOINES. COtTNCIL
ILTTrs and OMAHA, and between CHICAGO ani
r cvvEn. COLORADO SPRINGS and PIEBLO, v:a
KANSAS CITY and TOrEKA and via ST. JOSEPH.
r.:-t-Clan Hay Coaches, FREE RECLINING CIIAI 3
C.VUS, and I'alw-e Sleepers, with Dining Car Service.
( .w connections at Denver and Colorado Serines wlti
iverpinjr railway lines, now forming the new anl
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTE
I'ver which superhlyqulpped trains run dally
THKOrOH WITHOUT CHANGE to and from Sat
UtoCity, ORden and San Fnclsco. THE ROCi:
INLAND is also the Direct ana Favorite Line to anl
I: ,m Manitou. Pike's Peak and all other sanitary an 1
s-' :nic resorts and cities and mining districts In Colorado.
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
from St. Joseph and Kansas City to and from all lm-
1 nam towns, cities and sections in Southern Nebraska,
Kansas and the Indian Territory. Also via ALBERT
LEA Erl"TE from Kansas City and Chicago to Water
It.. Smux Falls, MINNEAPOLIS and ST. FACT,
c-.nnccUong for all points north and northwest between
' laks and the Paclflc Coa9t.
For Tickets, Maps, Folders, or desired information
: F ly to any Coupon Ticket Office in the Tnlted States
or canaja. or address
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Cet'l Manager, Genl Tkt & Pass. Agt,
. CHICAGO. ILL.
3 ITU AT MO ON
WILL be under the supervision of the
Burlinsrton, Cedar Rapids et Northern
a:iway, W. J. MORRISON, Manager, ana
"U1 be open for the reception of gruests
ane l &th in each year. Visitors wui uua
tirst-clasa In all of Its appointments.
i:isr supplied with eras, hot and cold
'ater batha, electric bells and all modern
'unrorBtriBni-a fttdm laundry, billiard
PiaUs. bowling alley, etc.. and positively
ROUND-TRIP EXCURSION TICKETS
will be nlnrwrl on hrIb at the comrnence-
Paent of tonHHt Rnnnn bv the Burlintrton,
f-eaar Rapids & Northern Railway and
" oi ita connecting; lines at low reioo w
hB follnwiner nntnta- Rnlrit Lake. IOWa:
r-Vatemile. MinneapoUs, St. Paul and
fjose Minnetcnka. Mlnnesoia; uiiw o"-
enor points: Yellowstone rarK ana
'Oints in Colorado. ,
VvrHtj a uiHanmnnar Paradise to
ie General Ticket and Passengrer Agrent,
Keaar Rapids, Iowa; for hotel rates 10
iw. J. MnoBisnn Mannmar. Snlrlt Lake.
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GRASSHOPPER PETE'S REVENGE.
A Tale of Blood, Love, Murder and Dark-
A dull tbnd and then silence.
"One blow for vengeance!"
There was a ring of triumph in tho
voice of Grasshopper Pete as he waved
aloft a blood stained razor and shouted:
One blow for vensreance! Ginireroalf
Jack is done for!"
Then Gingercake Jack, with a low.
curdling gioaa, crawled off in the dark
ness to die.
The scene of the tragedy was a dark
room in the rear of the Bloody Razor
aance nan, on I hompson street.
Grasshopper Pete was on the trail of
his enemies, and he had drawn first
A year before the openins of this storv
Grasshopper Pete was a light hearted,
innocent negro. He lived down in the
Mississippi swamps, on the banks of the
muddy Yazoo, and earned a miserable
existence catching muskrats and mala
In an evil hour Pete fell in love. He
had often fallen in the river, but it was
the hrst time he had ever fallen in love,
and the sensation was new to him. He
felt a little shaky at first The doctor
said it was chills made him feel that
way, but Pete knew it was love.
Samantha Sowders was the black ob
ject of Pete's aifection. He adored her,
and for a time she smiled on him.
One night Pete was on his way down
the river to the cabin of Samantha to
propose. His boat was drifting along
with the current, when he heard the
sound of voices and the dip of oars. Pete
pulled alongside the other boat, and
turned pale as summer moonlight when
he saw his loved Samantha nestling in
the arms of Watermelon Jim, a yellow
negro with a blind eye. Gingercake
Jack and Snaky Dan were at the oars.
'Whar you gwiue, Smantha?" shouted
Pete in alarm.
Tse gwine off fur to marry Jim," Sa
"What you gwine to marry dat one
eyed nigger for?"
'Kase he shoots craps an' wins money.
You g'way from heah, nigger; dis chile
aint no fool, I aint."
'Shoot 11, catch 7, pull 'way, boys,"
shouted Jim, and soon Pete's boat was
left far astern.
Pete's intended bride was gone like a
will-o'-the-wisp, but as the sound of
mocking laughter came to his ears acros
the muddy waters of the Yazoo a chill
shook him up and ho swore to be re
venged. He knew that Watermelon Jim. like
all crap shooting negroes, wonld go from
bad to worse, and in time would reach
In his lonely cabin, with only the chills
and fever to keep him company, Pete
bided his time.
A year is supposed to have elapsed a
twelve months in which fate was run
ning Grasshopper Pete's way.
A grand colored ball is in progress in
the Bloody Razor dance hall on Thomp
Snaky Dan is the leader of the band.
Gingercake Jack is in the back room
watching for the police, and Water
melon Jim is chairman of the reception
The dance has been a gay one. Seven
teen times razors have flashed in the
brilliant gasoline light, seventeen revel
ers have been dragged into the alley
covered with blood, and not a police
man has been seen.
Suddenly there is a flutter of excite
ment in the ballroom, a suppressed mur
mur of applause, as a stranger is intro
duced. He is announced as Blizzard
Bill, of New Orleans, who plays policy
and carries seven razors.
Blizzard Bill is Grasshopper Pete in
disguhse, and he is on the trail of his
enemies. By chance he wanders into
the back room, where Gingercake Jack
is watching for the police. In the dark
ness he recognizes his enemy, and with
three blows of his razor lays Jack low,
Back to the dance hall goes Pete, and
waving his bloody razor above his head
he shouts: "The world is mine! Let the
dance go on!"
The dance goes on faster aud more
furious than before.
"Swing dem corners!" 6houta Snaky
He never shouts again. A razor crosses
his jugular, and the subsequent proceed
ings interest him no more.
"See heah, nigger! What for you stop
pin' that fiddle for."
It is Watermelon Jim who speaks this
time, and those are his last words.
Drawing three razors, Pete springs at
his hated rival. The members of the
band tune up their fiddles, while Jim's
remains are carried out into the alley
and tenderly laid in an ash barrel.
"At last you are mine!" cries Pete, as
he clasps Samantha in liis arms, and they
go out to mingle with the darkness.
New York Evening Sun.
Au Aritttocratio Nature.
Mr. Apington I don't like to read
Dickens, because I am afraid I should
grow bo familiar with those beastly cads,'
don't you know, that when I saw them
in real life I should not be properly
shocked. Harper's Bazar.
m m it Mi
NIGHT ERINGETH LIGHT.
The night doth hold within its shadow)
The fair white light of morn:
And winter hides within its icy bands
The blossoms and the corn.
While all the frlory of the noontide hour
Must tiuie away in gloom.
And all the dower of summer sun and flower
Must pass as to the tomb.
So beauty, when most beautiful coufesscd.
Is tending to decay;
And joy. alas! when joy is at its best.
Is vanishing away.
But sorrow opens to our wondering eyes
Fair visions not of earth.
And pain revealeth the sweet hopes that rise
When courage hath its birth.
For darkness holds within its shadowy hand:
The fair white light of morn,'
And death and pain are but the icy bands
Of joys as yet unborn.
Helen K. Wilson in Woman's Journal.
A Hint for Home Decorators.
For the decoration of the. panels of dados
and doors and portions of wall surfaoe
apply a smooth, three stranded cord, one
eighth of an inch in diameter, gilded or
bronzed, representing any fanciful form,
such as spiral figures, which are just now
so fashionable with designers. Irish or
Celtic interlacing work may be done in a
wonderfully striking way with it. It lends
itself well to the tracing of the outlines of
bold designs. The cor'ds are coated with
glue, then with gold size, after which tue
gilding is laid on. They are fastened with
short, brass headed nails. Ladies' Home
Kept Out of Doors.
"How did you like the Storm Cliff ho
tel?" "Very much indeed.'"
"I thought you said your wife found the
rooms dreadfully small and uncomfort
able." "Weil, she did. But I didn't mind 'em.
I wasn't there much.' Hurper's Bazar.
Cities and towns with any fashionable
pretensions will continue to wear a bustle
aud outskirts. Small street wastes a la
finance are decidedly bad form. American
The dearth of citizens of the solider sort
as jurymen is reported from London. The
special jurors there used to be invariably
well-to-do citizens of more or less conse
quence. The prosperous city man of the
present generation, im-tead of performing
his constitutional duties, in one way or an
other avoids jury service and leaves it to
those who have no means of avoiding it.
A kind of manna recently fell with rain
on a certain district in Asiatic Turkey.
The inhabitants collected the edible sub
stance and made it into bread. It was a
kind of vegetable, and was supposed to
have been caught up by a waterspout and
carried along by the wind.
My cathrth was very bad For 30
years I hove been troubled with it have
iried a n . ruber of remedies without re
lief. A drtiLSist advistd Eiv's Cream
Balm. I hsvd used only one botile and
I can siy I feel like a new mm. I made
this voluntary statement that oihora may
know of the Bn'm J W. Maihewson.
(Lawyer,) Pawiucket. R I.
Agent fin the
Columbia and Victor
the very beet wheel made. Call and fee
Jolin Volk 6c Co.,
Sash, Doors. Blinds, Siding, FiooriDg,
and all kindf of wood work fur builders.
Eighteenth St., bet. Third and Fourth avej.
Van Patten & Marts,
JOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Scaled T)rov.oals will be received at the c'ty
clerk's office. Rook Island. III.. UDtll Monday,
jiiue 1, 1891, aT 5 p. ra., for the furnishing, erec
tion and contruction of a combined system of
an electric pJlice and fire alarm.
The number of alarm bo.sea to he twenty, more
or lees. Pcle atd euppor.s will be furnished
partly bv the city.
Contractor ar? required to put up aid eyetero
for trial tubjvet to tue pU-ame of the city
The right to reject any and all biug or proposals
Is hereby expressly reserved .
Rock Island, III , May 16, lS'.'l.
AGENTS OF EVERY KIND
Inanrance, Fraternal Order, book or otherwise.
Members get SHiO in one year. They pay but $1
a week. Anybody cin make at the lowert $137
each week easily. Everybody wants certificate,
becaoee for each member they bring in they get
their 100 a month earlier. This is a good thug
and don't mistake it. Addre-
J. L. UNVERZAGT. Secretary
1 West Lexington at , Baltimore, Md.
We have just
Ve invite every body
CARSE & CO., have just what you want in a
comfortable, shapely, durable and cheap shoe.
II M JJI5DICATEO
Impart r.iilliant tranimretn y u Uh kiu. R
moTw all rtn.pW-s, frwkl und uicolorttons. For
I sale by all rtrL-ci onijvrt or uuuieU fur 60 eta.
In ttanr by
If riTlHC'C Teaches tu students a
f ALC.L I IIIL O trade an then starts
cnTxrrtT n-c them in railroad service,
blUUULi Ut Bend for circulars.
ICICGDIDUV VALENTINE BROS,
ItLLQKftrni I3-U JiJTBSnLLS. WIS.
received the first shipment of
FOR THE EARLY -
Spring season of
to call and examine them.
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
THE SEASON FOR
AJSID LOW SHOES.
j. x. dixojst,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
our new stock ot
1622 Second Avenue
C I IVES. I. E. HANNEGM.