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THE "ARGUS. MONDAY.
OCTOBER 12. 1801
days at c per word
fori: tbre .,c er word.
. jtionswani ,meg in
-r7Tv.0n ohnt'el mortiraires,
'y T,i I.'Af- .,.lry. and all articles
' ,,.m-'K,h " oud .venae.
- "7Tr"n-TKI.V Two firs--class
lMMr,i" I" nt. maker. Wright
r" . .'...t, us
" nirtmt House-
:-A,r,'"m"n; .i.lr.,,J.I. ere
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j pHI-BiSAN CO., Koch 1st er.
1 .emctlto tKe oruera
i I :n I orna ufinni iicu.
P-C Ma experience
,.,.. who conk and bake to
'. t. mis 10 per opn-, dis
, r Oiic-lulf with order,
"aIred touts, SJO Myrtle
i rj',lK'' Bnl OK o"i
"V; ,i,T,'.vtl'""'i-'',y lyand a per
m 1 ' .... v m cm rt aw ay mnch
.','rt:dVs - i" tlw average ward-
."i.inrv for packms or satppin
wife of the celebrated
I" ' . . t.,.. .... nr verv nice.
JraoilioJ M'rIlc vonn,!' Brook.
cation Over i
ilPM & Co.
e'v.' ! Ur.v a,t iitions to their stock
in t wry durtrcent.
i:ijp -iic "f all kinds, including
fall M .ps,
Wtrbstei 's Dictionaries,
j npjc!opedeas, Etc .
st Gwds at Low Rates-
F.n'.a-urduce Companies he following:
:'i'I-imnce fomiany, of Kngland.
Kit-:ti f.rr In. Company oi N. Y.
it j.Ovnnu. Ins Co.. Buffalo. N. T.
:e:e: (,e rmn Ins Co., Rochester, N. Y.
km Ir. Co., r Piuburgh, Pa.
5:lr.- o.t of i:!'fornia,
Im. (.' ).. New H i.atn Cmrtn
! Mechanics Ins. Co., Milwaukee, Wis
. Fireliu. ( oof Peoria. I1L
SxCir, 18'.h St , and 9;onil Ave.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
I M. BUFORD,
GENERAL . -f
T old Fire aid Tlm-tr1e ObmpulM
E3E3 PROMPTLY PAD.
" WTreH-bleromnany ca aaaV
rety on Bonds
r' riircrl to pive bond? in pwi
' ''. i. 1 w'io de!re to avoid sukine
n-:r n '!. orvhuigijr tto
i fr.nn rirth -r oblifrstions a
i'' wo. my (I 'nire lionds and
J'.T'tlin ili'our fi'iotild npplv
r.' , J "' NT Vor. Can Cnpiial
" ! ," cirrnnr on application,
-a K'J 1.1SIHKP.(HT m
. j avenue, Kock Island, III.
PKKHCRII-noH, a SracuLTT.
Fourt'a Aye- andTweatv-Third St.
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rioncls JoaeDU and Kn.i-
At this mompnt, t wr ,
personag es who are crossing the staga of
the vrorl 1 seem to be stamped by the fatal
ity of th ancient. They are like two evo
cations f ischylus or Eoripides. Thy
suggest "JMipua and Jocasta. One is the
Emperor Francis Joseph, the other the
Empress Eugenie. On both a crushing
fatality tms to rest.
One, nr ounted on the throne, saw herself
precipitated from it in the midst of its
Rreatess luster. Struck to the heart by
those mc rtal blows, Reichshofen, Spiche
ren, Sedan, she saw her husband led away a
prisoner after having surrendered his army
to the vi.:tor. She saw her palace invaded
by the tl reatening mob, and deserted by
the flood of courtiers she was accompanied
to her exile only by that American citizen,
by that Tnomas W. Evans, who alone was
faithful in misfortune.
She sr.w her husband, prostrated by
pain and adversity, die inglorious in that
exile; acd finally her son, her onlv son,
on whose- head centered all her pride, all
her hope perished in a barbarous and lone
some lar d, far from Europe, far from all
that could cast a last ray on his premature
frrave. And yet she lives, she goes about,
she talks "be revisits Paris, she goes to
see its monuments, she even enters that
Palace of Industry which she inaugurated,
and which even years ago was looked upon
as a Babylonian dream, and she passes,
an incarnation of fatality, under the as
tonished eyes of the people who gaze upon
The other is Francis Joseph. He ascend
ed the throne amid the noise and trepida
tion of a fearful storm. Jle successively
received at the heart those triple poniard
thrusts Magenta, Solferino, Sadowa, He
signed, howling with rage, that treaty of
Prague which snatched from his brow the
German imperial crown; then, amid the
gloomy sditmle which made his domestic
hearth a lesert, he learned the mysterious
catastrophe which deprived him of his only
son, the heir of his crown, the only future
and the supreme hope of the empire. Ue
Blowitz io Harper's.
An Old rropliot's Warning.
April 2?, Good Friday and St. George's
April 21, T.ister and St. Mark's Day.
June24, Corpus Christi and St. John's
Vhen I rvnd of new railroads and other
improvements being made in Palestine
when the ti-legrnph tells me that they are
putting in r.n electric light plant and a
Holly water works system at Jerusalem
unconsciously my mind reverts to the odd
combination above set forth. It is the pre
diction of Nostradamus, a celebrated phy
sician and .vstrologer of France, who died
in ir)66, aged sixty s ears. His prediction
was made in Latin, over 300 years ago, and
declared thst the end of the world wonld
come in the year in which Good Friday
came on S:. George's Day, Easter on St.
Mark's Day and Corpus Christi on St.
John's Day. In the year 1S.S6 ocenrred for
the Crsttime that odd combination of holy
days. Tut Mill the world stands, or
rather floats. Rut may not that year really
have been the '-l)eginning of the end."
The sij.-ns clearly indicate that some
great change is about to take place. All
thoughtf it observers declare that aqnarter
of a century will see the downfall of all
the old monarchies of Europe. Com
munism, nihilism and anarchy are bub
bling to the surface all over the world. A
single decade is likely to see the British
empire dissolved, her landed estates di
vided and her church property confiscated.
Turkish dominition in Europe is on the
wane, and the Jews are repeopling Pales
tine. Evidently Nostradamus knew what he
was talking about, even if he was a little
off on da s. St. Louis Republic.
A Georgia Snake Story.
There is n story going the rounds down in
Georgia that the other day one of three
ladies, while crossing a road, accidentally
stepped oa a snake. The serpent coiled it
self tightly around the lady's ankle and
the effect was electrical. His snakeship
had hopred on a dynamo without know
ing it. The lady turned on the power, and
after describing two or three sharply elon
gated circles with her heel in midair, the
snake, unable to stand the pressure, re
laxed his grip and sailed back to earth,
and fell near lady Xo. 2. He rather liked
the fun a id immediately hitched onto No.
2 in the same manner. The curtam was
rung up, and the fun bciran without delay.
Sizz wen; the lightning pedal violently,
with nn engine lever motion, and swash
went his snakeship through the air. Un
able to hold on, he turned loose, and
dropped .it the feet of Xo. :i. Quick as
thought 1 e tr.ckled the next 1 namo, with
the same result.
Here it occurred for the first time to the
gallant li tie snake that he was in Georgia
and that 3eorgia girls were electrical, and
that Georgia people are never so happy as
when they can tell a lie on a snake, and
that about the best thing he could do just
t hen was to escape to the woods before he
was sized up and examined carefully for
rattles. After thanking the ladies for the
entertainment he made his bow and sought
the timber. This is the gist of this Georgia
Btory, with runny of the details omitted.
How the Colorado Desert Was Formed.
Everybody knows, without looking at
the map, tiow Ixwer California runs south
from the Pacific coast like a sort of tail,
separated from the Uuited States for it is
a part of Mexico, as some people are not
aware by a long arm of the sea called the
Gulf of California. Once upon a time the
gulf extet ded in a northward direction 300
miles beyond its present inland limit. Into
this northerly extension the great Colorado
river emptied millions of tons of detritus
annually, until the deposit accumulated iu
quantity sufficient to shut off the upper
part of tae gulf, which was thus trans
formed into a lake. To begin with, of
course it was a salt lake, but it gradually
became fresh through the iuflux of water
from the "Colorado. Thereupon fresh water
fishes, mollusks and other creatures not of
the brine were developed in it, and in this
way It ha ipens that the dry bottom today
is eoverel with their fossil remains.
Washingi on Star.
The tit ling fork was the invention of
John St jne, roynl trumpeter, in 1811.
Though the pitch of forks varies slightly
with chajges of the temperature, or by
ruBt, they are the most accurate means of
determining pitch. Tuning forks are capa
ble of being made of any pitch within cer
tain limits, but those most commonly
used are the notes A and C, giving the
sounds represented by the second and
tuire spasiu the treble stave. London
The Rjthschilds smoke Henry Clay
"Sobrano," which cost about a dollar
each. They are wrapped in gold leaf and
packed in little inlaid cedar woodcabineta.
They also buy three cabinet (42,000 cigars)
at a time.
Lemon ice cream at Krell & Math's.
Peach ice cream at Krell & Math's.
Chocolate, Tanilla and peach ice cream
and lemon ice at Krell & Math's.
Call on E. B. McKown for bard wood
and soft coal. Telephone 1,198.
The finest and sweetest line of French
candies just teceived at Krell & Math's.
8everal modern houses on Thirtv-sixtb,
Thirty-seventh, Thirty eiglh and Fortieth
streets for sale oi for rent. E. II. Guyer.
Brick ice cream takes the lead and
Krell & Math take the lead in turning out
the finest. Durest and hest in iho thn
cities. Try them when you want souie-
"""3 uiuc ia cream.
rumps' Pac He Coast Excursion.
For the above na-ned excursion the
Butlineton, Cedar Ranids .fe vnni,.F.
railway will run a tounstcir every Thnrs
day from Albert Lea. Minn . to Columbus
Junction, Iowa, connecting with C. R
I. & P. Pacific coast excursi n train, and
'his car will go throueh without change
to San Francisco. For rates atd gen
eral information apply to any agent of
uc tiuujpiny, or J . J!i. UANKGAN.
Gen. Tk't and Pass. Agt.
J- E. Montrose, Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLY,
TUESDAY, OCT., 13ih.
The Funniest, Merriest and Prettiest
r area uomedy on Earth
Under ihc maiageaent of Levy & Cw.na.
D.d You ever See such a C&si!
Alice Otrriaon, Frank Doanc,
fheridan & Flym.
HattieDeUro Birnes Richard Carroll.
Haltie Aadt-rson. Wm V P.,b;.',
Adelo R. no, Fred'k Harrison, '
Grscie Chase, Henrv Sator.
Helen Gilsey. Geo. Holland.
tW.K Lf gitimate. Spontaneous Bubb'e of
Pr ce.S5c tn ,10u- oa "Io at Harper
Burtis Opera House,
JUST ONE MIGIIT,
MONDAY EVE., OCT. 12th.
Presenting their Latest Comedy Snccvsg,
ineoi tnc t nnr, lest rias eve - written. Reolete
who !uipm, I'nnnng ad Specialties; a t-itiilfu!
b'endin. of Delicious Hun or. PpatkMnc kernes
Milmlious Son, Popnifir Music britlinc with
the Liveliest snrt f Vnnnu:...: . .
tiyuousMrcam of Laughter from beginning toend.
vt ruten ror Laughing Purposes Only.
Accompanied by t'le Famous
BLACK HUSSAR BAND
Mwrnifieently Unifonnel and Klccantly 1 ail---
ri r - "M n ninui.fr a c a
organization. The Representative Traveling
Baid of America, nrder the leadership of the
Talcn'cJ Yo-;ng- Virtuoso. Edw.rd E. Mckerton
ULK cTAK ORCHESTRA, eTcr, members
Soloist . Every Soloist n artist .
Onr Grand Band Parad ocnr from the Kim
ball House at 1.' o'clock sharp. I oncert from
14 :10 to IS :SO, aun in the evening from 7 to ; :3d.
Pr ces SI 1.1 7. so . i ,.,., .........
. - . - - . ' vniir.. cents a l
Burtis Opera House,
TUESDAY EVE., OCr. 13-
THE CELEBRATED COMKDIESXE
MISS VERNONA JARBEAU
her Brilliant Mnscial Comedy,
Snpportedby Her Own Ctmpany o'
Comedy and Muslcil TaVnt.
EVERYTHIN G CHANGS! !
New Gavot e I y
Handsome Eirls Beautifully Cosloed,
The Hit of the season!
MB3 JARBEAC'S NEW SONGS
Never Came Back."
I'Wrek the Ot er Eye,"
'Ob ! What A I ifference In ihj
e, $1.00, 75, 51 and S5 cents. Seats at
H sver WSm
pi el. Kcadarbe end Teller all the troubles !3Cf
iient to a bilious state of the systcsi. suoh e3
rni-lnm, Kauses, Drowsiness. Distrees aftee
ec.ticg. Vain in the Bide, tc While their most
TcoukaVie success has boen shown in cudcg .
Eeaaaebs. Tt Carter's little Uvw PCs ST9
dually valoujloln Coiutiplion. curing aud prs
vntiiig til isnnncyla complaint. trhlle they also
correct ill disorders of the atoncehtltuulate tha
fcverand regular the beweie. raal it Uiejonlj
'tcthv would be almost pricelosg to th use W
Stately their pootinees docs no.end hero-jd thoea
Viiocncetrythcra will rind tacse little piusvaltv
t'jle In somoay wars that fioy will not bo wil
Jjgtoda without them. Er.t after allwick hsti
flsfhe bane of so mssy lives) Ust in vrfcers
ivcae our great boast. Osriuliacureitvha
Oihts do not. .
Carter's Little Lfrsr Pills arc Tory email sad
rery easy to tike. One cr two pilis make dose,
they are atrictly vegetable and do no- gripe or
Tun:o, but by Uieir gentle action plcasa ail who
csethom. Xnviaiaet25ceiiis; voter f L Sold
tj uiugalsta orerrwaeie. or auot by mail.
CARTER K ED1CINE CO New Ycrk.
SrrlALLPUL. SHALL DOSE. SMALL PR1CF
-HAS DECIDED TO SELL OUT HIS-
On that Account Our whole Stock of
ClotMng, Hats ai Cans
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
Fas to be Disposed of
AT ANY PRICE:
Worth of Men's, Boys1 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 Avenuo
P move - pinTi. fryfclr azui slllwration- Ft
Nmrtni Jtrismsiito Bduao (14 Gpnuo
t trti), lire asnr-
..aw csnvrmets voiit !
'. I ti tut It 13 1
J. T. TJIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avemia