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J.HJS ABQUO. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 26, 1891
THE REMARKABLE EXPEFIENCE OF f
I & Co.,
ince Sale !
.cL'entory July 15.
; is Every Line.
va-Manij woilc. Prices
3HA3IPTON & CO.
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HI. reulliir Action. .od Around 0.e
or London'. Indin, Conowt H11A
CoII Ide- That Brht Hundred
Ballet Girl, to ThU tonntrj,
, .T? the freqnt of the canteen
behind the coi,,t!itre figured an Ameri
can, ho, judging by the Uv:h way he
spent his money, might well hare been
taken for a millionaire. This man. gener
ally had on his fingers no fewer than si
mapcniflcent diamoud rings, and not one of
these rings could have cost less than 300
He used to make his appeara ice almost
every night at the time the cor is de ballet
trooped off the stage after the spectacle
and many of these dancers wye constantly
regaled by him with the best . hampagne
at 1 the bottle. tau
The way that Amoricant hrew his money
about was to use one of the I allet girls'
language a caution. lie give costly
breakfasts at public gardens, and lived
iikealord"nt the Laugham hotel He
had jewelry enough to Mock a shop, and
many of the girls received some very costly
trinkets from his hands. He usd to hand
away these valuables with a p. incely air
and spent his money freely; every one irl
the place received something from his
All this sort of thing tallied exactly with
popular notions of American uouvcaux
riches so all sorts of rumors Ho tted about
the hall respecting the position nud riches
of the "American Princo " tl.v,n.
girls ternu-J the fctraiigi.-r. Some averred
mat ne was a "silver king" from Nevada,
others a great ranch owner f r m Texas,
while others were sure that ,. am .
sticker in a big way iu Chicago.
air. Mias . .steggs himself sa d nothing
about his antecedents. He let ; the "al-
ighty dollur" to tell its own tn'n Vn r.n
was seen more lavish with hism ney In tho
Alhambra ca.iteen; and as tine nassed.
Ud thtS man kent. ntniincTAnd rrr.tr.ry 1.;
face became a familiar one nr. tlx. AH,'om
IMPoIiTIXG A BIG COMPAJ.T.
With tlie maniurHr. tin li fr Pm.l..;ntr
Strange, Mr. Steecs maintained clnsn in.
timacy, and one night he opened his mind
to him. The London Alhambri was, he
assured Mr. Strange, the most spleudid
place of amusement to lie sewn mWn.
and. as an American citizen, he was sprry
toey nau no puice to equal it in the Empire
city. A New York Alhambra, hi- went on
to sav. would certainlv nrnvp ninrl nnv.
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mg concern if conducted on the sime lines
as tae ix:.nioii cstablisbmeut.
He (Mr. Stoggs) had made it hi- busi
to study the management. In so doing he
had spent hi money freely; thut did not
matter a cet: he had an oh-icr. in i-invr
which would repay him every d( liar. He
projvosed to himself to erect in the city cf
New York a large and palatial bnilding, to
be called the N ew YnrL Alhftmhr, A turn.
sum of mouey would be required. He hai
enough and to spare. One favor he beggej
of the Alhambra. directors pernr ission to
recruit nis sum among tne minor members
of the Alhambra company.
No obiectioll was raiscrl tn t hii nrnnncul
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ana wheu it was noLsed abroad th se of us
who desired to better our positions were
greatly excited. Mr. Steggs lost uo time
in niakini? his arrani7Hmerts. unri tifvTnt.iM.
tions were at once opened with al. manner
oi people coauecteu with the Alhambra.
AH these people were to cross the Atlantic
in the same vessel. What 100 badet girls
and a number of barmaids were ti do dar
ing the time the Dlace was bnilduie never
eemed to be thought of. '
However, we all believed we should be
paid up, work or not. I was one of the
officials Mr. Steggs had engaged, and of
course I had to give up the place I held un
der the Alhambra directors. I di I so, as I
was promised a much better place in New
mm. Detore we set out. tne American
gave us a sumptuous breakfast at t,he Cafe
de l'Kurope. The next day we went to
Liverpool to embark. Mr. Steggs had
taken berths for all on board a Canard
screw steamer, and hehad spared no money
in making us nil comfortable.
j!.verytning went on ail ngr.t au-ing the
voyage, though I noted with surprise that
the American had parted with all ais cost
MB. STEGGS PLSAPPRARS.
When we arrived at Sau.ly liooi Steggs
went on shore to secure, so he said, lodgings
for us uil at the Metropolitan and other ho
tels. All that day we waited for a message
from him, hut none came. The ne.-:t morn
ing several of us lauded and made our way
to the Metropolitan hotel, and, to our aston
ishment and dismay, we learned that no
person of the name of Steggs was staying
there, nor did the hotel people k aow any
one oi tnat name.
We returned to the vessel in holies Mr.
Steggs would return, but he never came
back. Here we were in a strange country,
and what to do became a pressii g ques
tion. It was well for Mr. Steggs t e could
not be found, fur the ballet ladies were in
furiated, especially so the fine young wom
an who was to have been the "premiere
The greates part of these women were
sent back, to England by tbe consul. Some
of the men also returned. Some of us, in
cluding Mile. Blank, determined to stay in
Jew xork. This lady at once outlined an
engagement, at Niblo's Gordon in the spec
tacle of "The Black Crook " (afterward
produced at the Alhambra). Th.s writer
obtained employment on the press.
Une bitter cold night rn the succeeding
winter I was passing through one of the
streets at uo great distance from tue Bow
ery when my attention was drawn to the
painful spectacle alas: as common now in
New York as in London of a number of
tramps waiting outside the police station
for a night's shelter. I do not llieve I
ever seen such a mob of wretched objects
as was gathered there that night.
One mau in particular was a mot pitia
ble object. He was dressed in 111' hy rags
held together by a number of pieces of
string. This man's face seemed familiar
to me, but when and where I hid seen
him I could not remember. I looked at
him a few moments before I recognized
him; he was none other than the quondam
millionaire. Silas W. Stegg. . I cad ed him
out of the rauk and asked him how he had
come down so low. His story was a strange
He had two years before inherited 80,
000, bequeathed by an uncle who bad been'
a iuerchmit in San Franeisco. Unused to
the control of money, he had placed his
fortune in a bank and began a r mud of
dissipation in New York. From tiie Em
pire city he passed over to Paris, atd after
ward came to London. In these three cap.
itals this madman had actually accom
plished the feat of squandering 80,000
in eighteen months. V"hen he ar-ired in
New York Silas W. Steggs had lost all.
He landed with five dollars in his pocket;
beyond that small sum he had not a cent.
Hnher & Peetr' addition to the city of
Ck Island, hoinr Ik. I.. T.: rt
enport g homestead, nicely and centrally
.-ou, -jvum uTe diocks of tbe post-
o. ime perfect. Terms libetal.
Particulars innli tn tk& ,..JiU..J
the People's National hank nr an th.
premises. j0HN pEKTZ.
J. S. Darrah,
The Hustling Twelfth Street
Is provided with every
thing good to eat for
a Sunday Dinner
All kinds of Cheese
Limburg, Brick and Green,
And everything good in home
A fine assortment of coffees and
Fine French sardines, best
(ienuine imported Lucca oil
Irom Leghorn, Italy.
Potted ham in cans.
Potte d ox tongae in cans.
Fine canned Oregon salmon,
just the thing for cold lunch.
Armour and Gil mora ham
Extra family breakfast bacon.
Fresh laid eggs.
Dried beef in hunks for slicing.
Armour extract b?ef.
Canned corn beef.
Spring chickens dressed to
YOUR TRADE IS SOLICITED
J. S. DARRAH,
Bick Eeadache and relieve all tbe troubles tocf-
dent to a bilious state of the cystnra. Ruoh as
Znzzineaa, Nausea, Erowsiiio, DbtrrsHS after
eat i tig. Pain in the Bide. &c Wlailo tUeirmoft
remfcxluU'.e succens Las been saawn iu 'iritifl
Headache, yet Carter's Uttlo Liver Pffls ars
equally valajible in Constipation, cur.ng ami pre
Tcnting Uus annoying ccmpULin:.-ti.lo the? aiaa
cotToctailtliaordoraof theatoniacJi stimulate th
Xivor and regiUatetUe bowels. .ven U tbey cmlj
lAcbatheywonldbealmoatprieelesato those wfio
uf.esr from thiadiatreaaing complaint; but fortu
nately theirpoodneaadoea notendhore.adthuaa
Trhocucetry them t ill find tiieae little pulavaliv
bl8 In so many vara that they will nut be wil
ling to do without them. But after allairk heat
! lathe bane of so many Uvea that here ia when
Ve maVe our gru&t ijoftat. Our pillacureit wuiia
other, do not.
Carter-a Little liver Pills are very email and
very easy to take. One or two pills inakoa does.
Tliey are strictly vegetable and do no. gripe or
puriie, but by Uicir gentle action pluasa ail who
niietliem. in vials. 1 25 cent.; five for fl Sold
hy drogt'ista everywhure, ur aent by maiL
CARTER WEDICINE CO., New York.
SMALL PUL. SMALL DOSL SMALL PR1K
Estate of Roaalie H.rtnagel, Deceased.
The undersigned having been appointed admin
istrator of the estate of Koeulie Harlnaeel,
late of the county of Rock Island, state
of Illinois deceased, hereby glvee notice that he
will appear before tbe county court of Rock
Island county, at the office of the clerk of eald
court. In the city of Rock Island, at the Octo
ber term, on the Brat Monday in October next,
at which time all persons having claim, against
aid estate are notified and requested to attend,
forthe purpose of baring the same adjusted. All
persona Indebted to aaid estate are requested to
make immediate payment to the undersigned.
Dated this IStb day of A us us t, A. D., 1W.
J. R. JOHNSTON, Administrator.
OTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Extate of William Farrell, Ik-ceased.
Pnhlir nntir-e is hercbr i?iven that the under
signed, Catherine E. Farrell. has this cay filed her
final report and settlement as such in tbe county
court of Rock Island county, and that an order
has bean entered by said court approving the said
ret ort, unless obiectlons thereto or cause to the
contrary be .uown on or before the iVlh day of
August, A. D. 1891. and upon the final approval of
aaid retort the said Catharine E. Farrell will ask
for an order of distribution, and will also ask to
be discharged. All person, lnteieetea are noticed
Rock Island. HI.. Augnst 23, 1891,
CATHERINE S. FARRELL.
-HAS DECIDED TO SELL OUT HIS-
On that Account Our whole Stock of
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
Has to be Disposed of
AT ANY PRICE.
Worth of Men's, Boys' and Children's Clothing
To be Bought for
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT IA.
School Days Are Now upon Us!
iCARSE & CO.
Have received the most complete and solid
line of School Shoes that has ever been
seen in Rock Island.
THEY ARE SOLID LEATHER.
No Shoddy. Price in reach of every Person.
We know what hard usage a child gives a Shoe.
We have tried to meet the demand for a good
Prices to suit every person.
CARSE & CO.
1622 Second Avenue
r 111 ..i.nl. ffwkl aUld tltM-OlOTataOlW- Fof
I sale by all rtrt-clas drnggi-ta.or maiied fur &0 eta.
in mini j
!uie by an nrss-oa.. urutriri . .
SCHOOL OF kett.'
1 L" I T B D 1 DUV VALENTINE BROS.,
I LLtDnAr ill U-llJimnui, Wta.
J. T. DIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenne