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THE AltGUS; SATURDAY. OCTOBER 10.U891.
f CITY CHAT.
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Stop in and C the London's overcoats.
Itoe lvnch tonight at Nels Willad
Zteacaes cheap at Truesdalea this ere
Tie London Clothing company for bar
IV. 2. M. Barth has returned from
Hearst bargains at the London Cloths
Seal plush cloaks cleaned and relined
The London Clothine company foi
Sew York craze, pans; pins at Will R.
IVice always the lowest at the London
Tor a full dress suit or cutaway suit go
a 3. B. Zimmer's.
J. . Montrose went to Chicago last
aatat a business.
Bare you seen those pansy pins at
"WiQ R. Johnson's.
Bay the best and trade at the London
The largest variety of fur caps and
xfj at Bennett's.
Trices always the lowest at the London
B. P. Barnard, of St. Louis, is visiting
jtncs. Island friends.
Prices always the lowest at the London
The largest stock of gloves and mitts
ha the west at Bennett's.
The London Clothing for sanitary naU
wal wool underwear.
Fine center and dining room tables at
(3. O. Huckstaedl's.
Soys clothing a specialty at the Lon
1m Clothing company.
Overcoats by the thousands kt theLsn
Ae Clothing company.
Charles Fleming returned last from a
frwcintss trip to Chicago.
Tor a fine bedroom suite at low prices
g to G. O. Iluckstaedi's.
The London Clothing company for
aaierwear at lowest prices.
Jo Rosette, the harpist, will be at Nels
' 'Ytlladsen's place tonight.
Dr. . E. Rogers, ot Port Byron, was
JB the city a few hours today.
Tou know that at the London Clothing
aosapany is the best to trade.
Genuine tailor mada clothing at the
2fndon Clothing company.
Handsome silverware for wedding
presents at Will R. Johnson's.
Any and every kind of overcast at
tin London Clothing company.
Stop at Truesdale's this evening and
21 basket ot those fine peaches.
A sure cure for the grip, gi Tuesday
Bight and see the "Devil's Editor.'
Think aod decide to buy an overcoat
f the London Clothing company.
The London Clothing company for
feaSor aaale Prince Albert coats and vests.
Toarteen papers of Philadelphia spoke
v the highest ter ms of the" Devil's Edi
8aye a good day's wages and buy your
verceat at the London Clothing com
Tf Ton can save money bv trading at G.
O. Hockstaedt's for carpets and furni-
' Tor a tine kersey overcast call on J.
Z. Zimmer. He has them in all shades and
J. B. Zimmer has the most complete
3m of imported goods of any talor in the
The Rock Island ice company boys will
-five a grand masquerade ball at Armory
ftal) this evening.
Senator W. B. Allison breakfasted at
Me Harper this morning on his way to
lis home at Dubuque.
George Sutcliffe is still selling wall
per from 20 to 30 per cent lower than
ay fttber dealer in the city.
i The stage of the water on the governs
Mt bridge at noon today was 0.75; the
Seweratnre on the bridge, 62.
Charles W. Redfi Id and Miss Mamie
Snmer, of Clinton, were married by
Magistrate Wivill at bis offlse this morn
Have you seen those new shades ot
tan and brown scotch suitings that Zim
mer has just received. They are
N. E. McDanield, of Cook's Point. N.
11., is spending the day in the city with
Ida friend A. C. Dart, and seeing the
There is no use in talking about selling
wall DaDer lower than Sutcliffe. He beats
them all in flrsUclaas goods and low
"The Devil's Editor" makes a hit at
Ihiladelphia and provea itself a fountain
cf risibility. See it at Harper's theatre
"From the Pit to the Palace" is the
subject of an address by George C.
I lakeslee at the Y. M. C. A. at 3:30 to
''Renouncing Judaism, or the Jewsi
Turning to Christ," will be Rev. H. C.
SrarsbaU'a subject tomorrow morning at
tie United Presbyterian church.
Tbe first of the entertainments by the
R ick Island Lecture association will be
given at Harper's theatre tonight by the
Schubert quartette, of Chictgo.
Right Rev. J. L. Spaulding, bishop of
tb9 diocese of Peoria, is in the city and
will admister the rite of confirmation at
St. Mary'a church tomorrow morning.
Before you do your bouse cleaning it
wi 1 pay you to call on George Sutcliffe
and see his large assortment of wall paper
which he is selling from 20 to 30 percent
liv er than any other merchant in the
Tbe Oakdale club gave another of their
pie want dances at their rooms on Second
avenue last evening. About 35 coup'e
were present and a delightful time was
bad by everyoue. Supper was served by
While in Chicago this week Electrical
Engineer Fredericks of Tri-city street Rail
way company purchased a new style of
gon,;, such as are used on most of the
Chicago cars and which was introduced
on c 43 this morning. It rings similar
to an electric bell and has a startling ef
fect. In consequence of a failure to switch
the cars containing fuel for the electric
powt r station where they could be un
loaded this morning, the sfam ran down
shortly after noon and it was necessary
to sh it down for some time until steam
cou!d be again gotten up.
Th9 stone work on tbe viaduct is now
nearing completion and would have been
finished now had not the stone been de
layed in arriving. The stone is all here
now and the work will in all probability
be finished by next Saturday so that the
Pb.oer.ix bridge company can at once be
gin the iron work.
Jud ge Adams in tbe county court yes
tenia? afternoon appointed G.n. W. A.
Schmi'.t, R. A. Donaldson and Spencer
Mattieon commissioners of tbe Third ave
nue puvement, and J R. Johnston, J. E.
Reidy and John Cleland commissioners of
the Twentieth street improvement be
tween Ninth and Eighteenth avenues. 2
Tbe Rock river institute of Homeo-
' pathic physicians held a quarterly session
at Clin -on Thursday and the day before.
with no less than 60 members present.
The discussion covered a wide range, and
seven rr eight clinical cases proved of
great professional interest. Dr. C. B.
Kinyon, of this city, was elected presi
dent; I'r. Hill, of Sterling, secretary; and
Dr. B::kman of Dixon, treasurer. The
next mc eting. in January, is to be held at
' T. J. Medill, Jr., reached home from
Chicago this morning, and reports that
it was impossible to get the condemnation
proceedings of the Rock Island public
building site in at the October term of
tbe United States court, but that he has
satisfactory assurance that the matter
will be brought up before Judge Blodget
in vocation and acted upon then, so that
the commencement of operations in the
spring will not necessarily be delayed.
The funeral ol tbe late lra Coyne was
held from tbe home of his father, 1520
Fifth avenue, at 2 o'clock this afternoon,
Dr. Taylc r, of the First Baptist church,
officiating. A special choir composed of
Prof. HarteougVi and Misses Ada Camp
bell and Carrie Bailey rendered appro
priate music. There were a number of
handsome floral tokens. The pall bear
era were; Charles Hastings. John Trene '
man, Michael Corken, George Perry,
Nicholu Roth well and William Thomp
Mrs. Ernestine Mueller, of South Rick
Island, was adjudged insane in the county
court this morning by a jury composed
of Dr. 8. C. Plummer, C. E. Taylor, P.
Duckley, JohnE. Fleming, W. H. Sara-
uelson and E. H. Wright. Her insanity
is of a religious character and was
brought on by trouble, her husband hav
ing deserted her some six years ago since
which time she has been gradually grow
ing worse. The verdict was insane and
a pauper, and she was ordered commited
to tbe hospital for the insane at Jackson
ville. She is 28 years of age and the
mother of two children.
Sheriff McXamara, of Stephenson
county, was in the city today looking for
somebody he didn't find. Incidentally he
explained to Sheriff Gordon tbe advan
tages to. the sheriff of keeping prison
ers on a short and simple diet.
AUSTRALIAN SPORT WHICH TRIES
THE HUNTER'S SKILL.
The Secret of Fine Pastry.
Is wholly in using Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder.
The only pnre Cream Tarter Powder told on the market.
Other brands contain either , ammonia, alum or some other
adulterant. Ammonia or alum powders dry out, make the
dough too porous, leaving a bitter taste, e tc.
No agency has" assisted so much "toward perfection in
cookery as Price's Cream Baking Powder. Its ingredients
are simple and so blended as to exist in exact chemical pro
portions, so after use there is never any excess of either left in
the food. Hence there can be no impurities whatever left ia
the finished food. No bitter taste, no taint of ammonia, but
food raised with Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder partakes
cf the natural sweet flavor of the flour ax d keeps moist and
fcesa. for days. This powder possesses q lalities peculiar to
it alone. No other makes such (delicious pastry. No other
contains the white of eggs. j m
NOT ROCK ISLAND'S FAULT
The City Again Held I'p to Crliirl.m
Bffinne of 4ratploc Property
Tbe Davenport Democrat of this morn
ing had the following editorial com
Tbe Democrat is hardly prepared to
accept the current report that ex-Congressman
Gest has been instructed to ap
pear at reoria ai tne coming term or tbe
federal court and renew his opposition to
the choice of route made by the war de
partment for the western line of the Illi
nois and Mississippi canal. Anything is
possible in the light of the proceedings
that have taken place, but it would seem
that enough common sense ought to be
found in Rock Island to stamp out any
such movement as that taiked about on
the part of Capt.Ribinson and his friend.
Several of the most prominent citizens
of Rock Island and some of them strong
advocates of tbe northern route up to the
time the report of the army board was
made in September have vcluntarily told
tbe editor of tbe Democrat tbat they ac
cept as final the report of the engineers
and its approval by the war department
This is the only sane view to take. Tbe
friends of tbe waterway ought to
work together more unitedly and
enthusiastically than ever for
the early completion of this
urgently needed national undertaking.
Rock Island has made its local fight and
lost. It ought to place i'self abuve sus
picion as the advocate of tbe canal, ac
cept the situation, and join bands for tbe
The Rock Island Union, in referring to
the rumor of furtber opposition to the
canal, ssys it "is utterly without founda
tion " The Democrat hopes the Union has
more truth on its side than it bad w hen,
in advance of the army engineers' report,
it insisted tbat the northern route would
be endorsed and recommended, claiming
to have inside information. But some
thing more authoritative than the Union's
say-so is required to assure tae publics
It ought not to be necessary to aga'n
contradict any such wrong impressions of
Rock Island's associations with the ob
structions which have been put in tbe
way of tbe Hennepin canal. The Abgcs
has shown to the satisfaction of tbe av
erage reader that the entire war on the
canal route was made by greedy prop
erty holders and their representatives,
whose obstinacy caused the discovery of
the south route, that Rock Island has in
no way been responsible for tbe opposi
tion of such property holders to the
adopted surveys in tbe past and
will not be responsible for tbeir
acts in tbe future. Rock Island
stan Is f it has tlwavs stood for tbe
ranal and will be found to abide by the
opinion of the government engineers as
to tbe most practicable route. And even
knowing as it does, that' the government
has been hindered by property interests
and tbe canal driven away from tbe orig
inally contemplated route by them, it
will be slow to believe tbat those prop
erty holders will still further antagonize
tne government and the measure.
Xorh Ado Abnot Xothlnc
The Chicago Tribune's correspondent
at Washington has discovered what he ut
doubtedly believes is a lapse of duty on tbe
part of Congressman Cable, regarding tbe
Annapolis cadetship. An extended
special to his psper has been avidiously
pounced upon by the Union, which is to
the effect that Secretary of tbeNavy Tracy
had appointed a young Kentuckian to An
napolis throughMr. Cable's failure to name
a candidate agreeable to governmental re
quirements within the prescribed time.
As stated in Thk Abgcs eome months
since, Mr. Cable recommended Charles,
son of Msj . and Mrs. L. M. Buf ord, for
the place. Shortly prior to July 1, Mr.
Cable learned that his appointee had
scarcely attained th9 required age, and
immediately made tbe request that tbe
matter be left open until his return,
which, he was informed, was agreeable
to the navy department. He was, there
fore. considerably surprised up
on his return to learn that Secretary
Tracy had appointed Edmunds Howe
Watson, of Kentucky, to fill the supposed
vacancy. Mr. Cable intends to have the
appointment withdrawn, it possible, and
have Charles Buford or some other young
man from this district chosen. He did
not as the republican papers wish to infer,
overlook the matter, but relied upon the
the promise "he had received from Wash'
ington. That there was some misunder
standing among the navy department of
ficials is apparent.
B. Birkenfeld offers tor sale bis entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Also his property for sale or
rent for, any number of yean to suit
A Bird That Bu a Voice Which Scares
Anj Desirable Game Bow the Beau
tiful Creature I Silenced The White
and the Black Cockatoo.
The first that offers itself is a large bird
which has a curved, horny and massive
beek and strong claws, both of jetty black,
feathers of white, stained faintly with yel
low, like old ivory, and an imposing crest
of sulphur colored plumes. This Is the
great sulphur crested cockatoo, one of the
most familiar, as it is one of the most
beautiful, birds in Australia. We made
this bird's acquaintance as we drove over
to the mission station. He and his con
geners, to tbe number of several hundred,
were found feeding in a broad, open
savanna on the aide of the River Avon,
where the grass was hidden from sight by
the yellow circles of tbe cape weed a
flower somewhat resembling the dande
lion, but with a more woody stem, which
is execrated by the farmers, in spite of its
beauty, because of its tendency to over
spread the soil like a devouring fire,
The fondness of the cockatoo for the
seeds of the cape weed very greatly cur
tails its extension, and in season of its
ripening they fill to tbeir utmost capacity
the crops of these birds. One might look
far to see a prettier sight than that which
is afforded by a flock of several hundred of
these snowy cockatoos walking about in
the sea of yellow which the acres of cape
weed form. The cockatoos are alert and
wary, and spring into the air with harsh
screams aa we approach; then, with the
curiosity which is their strongest charac
teristic, wheel over us in a yelling mob 300
strong, forming a conopy of fluttering
ivory through which tbe sunlight falls in
exquisite shades of tender color.
lwo guns bark in the midst of the
wheeling and screeching cohorts; the re
ports of the second barrels immediately
follow feat here fly in every direction, but
only two cockatoos fall.
A TROUBLE TO ITCNTER8
One, after the usual experience in such
cases, chooses to drop into a mudhols
about ten feet wide (the only one within a
mile of the place), and irremediably ruins
his delicate plumage; the other, more con
siderate, thumps down upon the turf with
out a feather ruffled, innocent of blood
stain or defilement of tbe soil. This is his
skin which is before us, the feathers like a
snow field across which falls tbe ray of a
yellow sunset, shaded with indescribable
delicacy from the brilliant sulphur color of
the recurved crest to the immaculate
feathers, whiter than this paper, which
form his spreading tail.
No one who has not beard the voice of
the cockatoo can understand tbe limits ot
cacopbonic sound; caw filing is music to
it, and compared thereto the "devil s fid
dle" is interpretive of the concords of the
spheres. The bird is a great nuisance to the
hunter, by bis noisy clamor alarming
ducks, kan karoos and all other manner of
game, and following for miles the carrier
of a gun with wild outbursts of ornitho
logical profanity. In the ardor of his
vituperation he sometimes forgets him
self and flies within range, and it is a self
contained sportsman indeed who can resist
the temptation to "pot'' bim under these
Often, too, he will perch upon the top of
a dead gum tree in the middle of a clear
ing and alarm, the country for a mile
around, under which circumstances, feel
ing himself quite safe, he may be stalked
by a simple stratagem. I discovered this
myself under the following circumstances:
I had been excessively annoyed by a cock
atoo which bad followed and execrated me
for a couple of hours, yet always keeping
well out of range upon isolated trees.
STALKING A COCKATOO.
I bethought me of a trick successfully
used for attracting antelopes upon the
western plains of the United States, and
pulling a scarlet silk handkerchief out of
my pocket I began waving it from side to
side, advancing meanwhile upon the ene
my, lie saw the fluttering symbol and at
once became silent, sidling up and down
bis perch with mingled excitement and ap
prehension, and craning his head forward
and downward in a most ludicrous fash
ion in his endeavor to define the nature of
the phenomenon. In this manner I came
directly under the tree on which "cocky"
was sitting, dropped the handkerchief
and raised my gun. The bird took flight
with loud shrieks; there was a puff of
smoke, a white cloud fell into the fern,
and the second sulphur crested skin there
is my memento of the occasion.
Tbe white cockatoo has a larger and
more powerful cousin, the black cockatoo,
which presents, indeed, two species, of
which one has a patch of scarlet under the
tail, the other a hand's width of brilliant
yellow. They are a saturnine, not to say
Satanic looking, bird, with enormously
powerful bills, with which tbey tear off
the hark of trees in long strips, cut into
the wood with blows that sound like ham
mers and leave' marks like chisels, and
draw from their burrowed highways in the
timber the fat white giubs which consti
tute their favorite food.
Tbe black fellows are fond of this deli
cacy also, and when you are out with them
they will often cut a hole in a tree with
their hatchets and present to you from it
the squirming, nauseous worm which their
quick instinct hd showed them was with
in. If you decline the morsel as is prob
able they devour it themselves with in
finite gusto, and with ill concealed con
tempt at the "white fellow's" inability to
appreciate luxuries. Cor. Boston Journal.
. During a session of the house of com
nans the members wear their hats, which
they remove when rising to speak or to
make a motion. 1 bis custom is occasional
ly the cause ot a comical scene, like t he one
reported in Sir William Fraser'a "Disraeli
and His Day."
William Ewart, the member for Liver
pool, was making an effective speech, and
on the bench just below bim sat Joaenh
Hume, a Radical, whose aspect waa that of
intense solemnity. He wore a bat with a
broad brim and a long nap, which appa
rently waa too large for his large head.
Ewart, while emphasizing his last sen
tence, brought his right fist down with
crushing violence upon Hnme's hat. which
instantly descended below Hume's chinr'
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uu uukuhm uie ourj xeaiures. y
The house, which had been listed hg with
Interest, roared with laughter-, and tbe ora
tor sat down abashed by th incident that
had spoiled the effect of bis speech.
The Publle gets the Gait.
Winks Don' you think editors and re
porters ought to be required to sign their
names to their articles? .
Jinks jNo. Editors and reporters are
not responsible for what tbey write.
"Who Hre, then?"
"The people who buy the papers. "New
Our linen department is full
and running over with desirable
tnings at low pnees.
Special lor this week:
Turkish towels, good size,
Turkish towels, extra,
Huck towels, all linen, good qual
One case cottcncraA
Elegant lme f
special values in tabled
finest and largest
cloaks, caps and iaewfi
Hock Island. Iilin
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carpet
IN THE THREE CITIES.
1525 and 1527
124, 123 and 128
CLEMANN & SALZMANH
ROUP OAK STOVES
Are tlie Best.
Why bay the imitations? for all others are only th;
when you can buy the genuine
BECKWITH ROUND OAK
For. nearly the same price at
John T. NoftskcrsJ
Who has also a fine line of WOOD MANTLES, HEARTHS,
GRATES, ETC. Sole agent for the celebrated
ACORN AND ALADDEN STOVES AND RANGES.
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Ave.
Xanof ftctnrer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes t specialty . Repairing done neatly and promptly
A share of y onr patronage respectfully solicited. . . , . n
1618 8econd Avenue. Bok Itmi
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner SeTenteenth BU . . Rock I5'
WA11 kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimates for all of
raralsned on application.
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