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THE ABOU& THURSDAY. OCTOBER 8
. 1891 3
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k"-" nd 1,11 artile'
f J' J J',n",r 'liil "WO""1 venoa
" T7 a-si-tint Honsc
. i p-!'"0 . J. I. S.care
- TkHm-n to take orders
A : I ornamental trees.
-TTTcwk r. bake 10
""f.e in the world;
'TTi.S-i' 't: , . hv .lav and pei-
'; f', a- .. the average ward
.,i:i'T" T: .!. .-ndr. for the price of
ftan:ri. Mri'wkint'or shipping
.fhVw,fe of the celebrated
in. Wlw-r;.. are very nice.
" MIT T ,, t, It.
-", ," silk bnice". i r
Jd.ij Mrrtle avenue. Brook-
acation Over 1
., for Work
iffli & Co.
I r,,0.rrj Urjo aiUiuons to ineir siock
in ,-rery aejurinicui.
hi Goods at Low Rates-
k 0. HUESING,
ijwia. anna other lme-tned ana weU
i: 1st iasar&sce Companies he following:
iKiIsirMceron-mny, of Kntrland.
'Micr?!ri' In. Company ofV. Y.
iio iStraac In.Oo., Buffalo, N. Y.
kit-IP: rann Inn. Co.. Rochester, H. Y.
5xt lc. Co.. if Pittsbarch. Pa.
"mis-., v-o., of I'tii.fornia.
ear;:; It.. C).. Sew tt it.o, Conn.
lt M-chan.- Ins. Co., Milwaukee, Wu
ncP;reIns. Co.,of Pnria,IU.
3SCor. 13ta St., aad S-xonJ Ave.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
i, M. BUFORD.i
f o"d Tire aid Time-trie Companies
Mm PROMPTLY PAD.
IT vi,.To" '.'"'ro'.age U aoUeUe4.
--its jl Artui fe,oii.
Surety on Bonds.
I-iTTrTi?! r-3u:""-l S'-ye bonds in-pol-!-n1.'-
k "l1 wno "Je-ire to avoid asking
i i4 i!?,te1'h,i' a-e:ies. or whs may wish
at-Li w "lT desire !nds and
jw!.::'."p1J :r '11 't thecoarrs, shonld aonlT
I5"'RETY p4c!t''tr i lht AMERICAN
Vjrfu C'3-' ot N" Vo:' Capital
' ,?,'!." circ nl ir on application.
ecud avenue. Rock Inland, IU.
Pu8cw"iohi a SrrciALTT.
Ave. andTwentv-Tliird St.
'he leniinir temedr foi
'be only sate remcly for
T lr'" vr . , l're ribe it and feel
sol4 by Drnniitit
SELLING A CLOCK,
It Coat Him nty Shillings, aai
Knows Better Mow.
There wer six or eight men in a group
just outside the Hoboken ferryhonse,
when a yotuig man who had a parcel un
der his arm came tip and said:
"Gentlemen. I live in Elizabeth. A
man in this town was owing me ten dol
lars and I came np to collect it. I found
that he had met with misfortune, and
when he ofl ered me this clock to settle
the debt I tc ok it"
Everything seemed all right and rea
sonable so far, and as he removed the
paper everybody was ready to look at
"I don't sfty it is worth ten dollars,"
continued the young man. "Indeed,
any one who has studied clockery can
see at a glarce that it is not wprth over
six. That's just what it is a regular
six dollar cl xk. I have no use for it
and wish to turn it into cash. There's
nothing goigeous about it, but it is a
plain everyday clock, which won't kick
itself ofl! a kitchen shelf. How much
am I offered for it?"
Two or taree men instinctively put
their hands into their pockets, and one
of them finally observed that clocks
were mighty cheap these days.
"I know i" replied the young man
"I know that the market is glutted with
clocks, and that clocks are cheap. I
must sell it, however, and I must take
what I can f-et You can see for your
self what ic is fancy hands, cheerful
looking faoti and an ornament to any
house in this town. IU wrap it up again
to keep the dampness out of the works.
Some of ycu want this clock. Did I
hear a voice say four dollars?
"I'm a-wantin a clock," slowly replied
one of the nen, "but I can do better
"How much better? We are all agreed
that it's a si i dollar clock. Can you go
to a store rnd buy it for four or less?
Of course you can't It is but human
nature, hovever, to take advantage of
our fellow men's misfortunes. You all
know that I want to turn this clock into
money. Nc ne of you care how much 1
have to sac.-ifice. Do I hear three dol
lars for this clock, which I forgot to say
requires winding only once in eight
Til give yon twenty shillings," said
the man wh had spoken before.
"Twenty shillings for a six dollar
clock! Twf nty shillings for my ten dol
lar claim! Gentlemen, it's shylocky
it's robbery, bnt you have me on the hip
and I must accept the offer. Pass over
The money was handed over and the
package changed hands. The young man
observed that he couldn't truthfully say
he was much obliged, but he would at
least wish the crowd long life and pros
perity, and be then disappeared with a
great deal of activity. He was probably
half a mile away, and still moving when
the buyer of the clock removed the paper
to have ano- her look. He hefted it in his
hand, looked pnzzled and finally opened
the door at the back. It was empty.
There wasn't even a wheel inside noth
ing but th- case. Everybody gasped.
"By George!" and ran to the corner, but
the young man from Elizabeth was far
away. M. Ouad in New York World.
Mr. Green ITnderatood It.
Some good stories are told of Thomas
Reynolds, v ho began his duties as an
associate justice of the supreme court of
this state early in September, 1822. Not
all of them are true, and the one that
follows has been denied, but it may be
worth repeating, nevertheless. Gover
nor Ford is authority for it:
Judge Reynolds presided at a court in
which a mm named Green had been
convicted of murder, and it became his
unpleasant iuty to pronounce sentence
of death upon the culprit. He called the
prisoner before him and said: "Mr.
Green, the jury, in its verdict, says you
are guilty or murder, and the law says
you are to be hanged. Now, I want you
and all yotir friends down on Indian
creek to kne w that it is not I who condemns-
you. but it is the jury and the
law. Mr. Green, the law allows you
time for preparation, and so the court
wants to know what time you would
like to be h?.nged."
The prisoner replied that he was ready
to die at any time the court might ap
point. The judge then said: "Mr. Green,
you must know that it is a very serious
thing to be hanged; it can't happen to a
man more t"ian once in bis life, and you
had better t ike all the time you can get.
The court will give you until this day
four weeks. Mr. Clerk, look at the al
manac and see if this day four weeka
comes on St nday."
The clerk looked and found that it
came on Thursday, and the court in
formed Mr. Green that he would be
hanged on that day. The attorney general-of
the f tate, James Turney, wanted
a more fonaal and impressive sentence
passed, but the court replied: "Ob, Mr.
Turney, Mr. Green understands the
whole matter as well as if I had preached
to him for a month. He knows he has
got to be hjoiged this day four weeks.
You understand it in that way, Mr.
Green, don'? you?"
Mr. Green said "Yes," and the court
adjourned. Chicago News.
She Wh it shall I say when papa asks
me what your prospects are?
He Tell aim I expect to have one of
the richest men in town for my father-in-law.
Fr ink Leslie's Illustrated.
"The shatles of night are falling fast,"
tang Mr. M.tte. as he went to pull down
the blind and jerked it off the roller.
Bingham toil. Republican.
A ITadty Conductor's Attempt to Make
rassenger Respect the Boas.
.uwovu, VFi UIIUUIO H
tory the other day of a somewhat remark
able experience he had not long ago on a
one horse railway.
I Here was only one passenger car," he
said, "and it was full. So was the conduo
tor. At all events I thought so from the
wav he addressed
by my side.
Take that thing Into the baggage carl'
he remarked very peremptorily.
"I looked at him somewhat surprised,
and without making any response.
" 'Do you hear what I say f he demanded.
" 'Yes, I do,' I answered.
"He went away to collect some tickets.
When he came back about ten minutes
later he looked angry.
" 'I thought I told you to take that valise
into the baggage car,' he yelled.
" 'I heard you,' I responded, mildly.
" 'Then wl haven't you done itf
" 'Because i don't propose to.'
"'You don't, eh f
"'Xo, I do not.'
"He roared, 'I'd have you know that I'm
the boss of this train, and I don't put up
With i IT! Till llt-Tlfrt fmm n r .1 ,, ,1 T
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snake that bag out of here or I'll chuck it
uiruugn me window m just two minutes.'
"At that moment we slowed up, ap
proaching a station, and the conductor
went out on the platform. More passen
gers got aboard, and when we came back
several persons,were standing up in the
aisle. I just sat still, wondering to have
been called a dude for the first time lu my
"'WhatI' shouted the ticket puncher
upon his return. 'You won't pay any at
tention to what I say, ehr Well, here
"With that he picked up the valise and
threw it out of the car window. We were
going at the rate of about fifteen miles an
hour at the time. I said nothing, and a
quarter of an hour later he came through
again and spoke to me. Evidently he had
been reflecting that possibly he had ex
ceeded his authority.
" 'I would u't have done it,' he said, half
apologetically, 'only you riled me, and dis
cipline's gotter be maintained on board a
" 'Oh, that's all right,' 1 replied, with en
" 'Well, what are you going to do about
it?' he asked.
"'About what?' "
"Why, the bag.'
"'Oh, nothing,' I said.
" 'But wereu't its contents valuable?'
" 'I don't know, I'm sure,' I responded.
" 'You don't know?'
" 'Xo,' I iid. 'It wasn't my valise.'
"My dear boy, you never saw a man so
totally flabbergasted as that conductor was
in all your born days. I got off at the next
station, and I haven't the slightest idea
how he managed to fix things up with the
owner of the bag, who had left it on the
seat beside me while he went into the bag
gage car to smoke." Washington Cor.
Xew York Sun.
Sight and Smoking.
The question of smoking was the topic
under discussion, and one of the party ad
vanced a theory that if a person were
blind he could not tell whether he were
smoking or not. The idea was scouted by
the devotees of the pipe, and the discussion
waxed warm. Finally it was proposed to
make a practical test of the question, and
bets on the result were immediately on.
A new pipe was procured and one of the
tobacco users was selected to try the ex
periment. After his eyes were bandaged
a pipe filled with tobacco was given him.
The experimeter heard the noise of a
striking match, and when a few momenta
later he was asked if he was smoking he
replied, "Like a tar kiln."
He puffed away contentedly at the un
lighted pipe, and could hardly believe his
eyes when the bandage was removed and
he saw that the pipe was not lighted.
The bandage was replaced, and during
the operation the tobacco was ignited by a
taper, and when the pipe was given him
the bowl resembled a young Vesuvius, but
the smoker calmly insisted that no fire had
been near it.
The experiment was tried on others, and
almost invariably with the same result.
Xew York Times.
A handsome complexion is one of the
ereatest charms a woman can posssss
P.izzoui's Complexion powder gives it.
G. E. WISWALL & CO.,
Chicago's Finest Shoe Store.
Stock the Largest.
Goods the Finest.
Prices the Lowest.
Hen's and Ladies
Kand Sewed Welt Shoes.
Send for Catalogue.
C. E. WISWALL & CO., 160 Slate SL Chicago.
COLS KSBAL, PABIS, 1378.
W. Baker & Co.-s
from which the excess of
oil has been removed, is
and it U Soluble.
are nsed in its preparation. It has
more than thrte times the strength of
Cocoa mixed with. Starch, Arrowroot
or Sugar, and is therefore far more
economical, costing less than one cent
a cup. It is delicious, nourishing',
strengthening, easily digested,
and admirably adapted for invalids
as well as for persons in health.
' Sold by Crocor everywhere.
W. BAKER & CO., Dorchester, Mass.
HAS DECIDED TO SELL OUr 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.
Carse & Co.
The acknowledged leaders in
Now invite the public to inspect their new
fall stock, which is COMPLETE in all
departments. A CALF LINED shoe
for mens wear, and our
Boys' and Youths' Waterproof Shoes
are worthy of special notice.
Leading styles, large variety and low prices
prevail in all departments.
CARSE & CO.
1622 Second Avenue
' Irnmrts r brilliant trmnsmreTtrr to the skim, fi
I nwrVMii: Dimities, frpektes ikd ditkcolomtions. Foe
I salt? by ail Artclaa dmrirt'ta, or maiied for a eta.
in Raflipa oj
it uty is franl em
ate 4 uitu. v.
t &su fee it
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue