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THE AKGUS; TUESDAY, OCTOBEIM3M891,
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.It. Craropton & Co. frame pictures.
J. 8. Gil more ii ' in Chicago on dubI
a-ess. - ,
"The Devil' Editor" at tbe Umtre
Take your pictures to Crampton A Co
Utet May Cullon Is visiting with
fcicsxh in Joliet. -
See "The Devil's Editor" at Harp8'
Charles Wheaton. of Albany, if a in
. Ae city today.
M-j Alex Macketsie left for Ens-
vfll this morning.
George W. Boy n ton Itft last night ( o a
short visit to Chicago .
L The best comedy on the rosd at Bar-
pcr's theatre tonight
All kinrs ofsigo work done on short
otice at Sjtcliffe's
A. F. Parker, of Dayton, Ohio, is in
the city visiting friendB
. Twelve" to 15 first class tailors wanted
y F. C. Hoppe at once.
Miss Belle Fdtsom left yesterday on a
short Tisit to friends in Alexis
C. O. Blocm, of Chicago, is shakii g
hands with old friends in the city .
Mis Mirinte Smith, of Pittsburg. Pa.,
- is visiting with friends in the city.
Miss Sophia Schmale returned last eve
sing from a week's visit to St. Louis.
Capt. C. W.' Durham and Capx W. A
ThoniOson have returned from tns
Mrs Frack Born, of Kalamazoo, Mich.,
is vititint; her son. Frank Ilirn, in thin
Mrs'. A. C Dart and daughter, Mist
Sarah, went to Caicago this morning on
a short visit.
Mrs. Henrietta Barbee, of Carroll, lows,
arrived in the city today on a visit to
Capt. George Lamont left last evening
Jor Evansville to attend the great water
H. L. 31 .Her. editor of the Prairie
City News, was in the city this morning
on his way to Fulton.
R. Crarrpton & Co. have by far the
largest stock of picture and room roould
"5oga in the city.
John Licq iist. a tailor in the employ
of T. C. H.ippe, fell in Davenport last
sight and broke bis leg.
OI.v.t O tea is seriously ill with typhoid
fever a, bis rocm in Bengston block, and
Dr. Tiuesd!e is attending him.
The creit cieraoce sale still continues
at Sutclifft'c; prices from 20 to 83 per
cent lower than any other dealer.
An elaborate ladies reception is being
V Id thi ) ifternoon at the Dcnkmann mac
sio in me lower part or the city.
A representative of the Phoenix Bridge
tocpas", having the contract for the iron
work for the viaduct, is in tbe city.
The Rock Island road has commenced
o erect the bridge for its double track
oyer the driveway to Rock Island arsenal.
The funeral of James M. Hastings, Sr ,
will be held from his late home, 314
Thirteenth street, at 2 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon. - -
Hei mm Meyer, a laborer in the employ
f Chris Mueller, of Davenport, hung
himstlf yesterday morning. He was 39
years of age.
Messrs. C. F. Lynde, Thomas Liflin
and Frank Tindall leave this evening for
Booth Dakota on a two weeks' hunting
"The Devil's Editor" was at Burlington
last night, and the Hawkeye of this mort
5rog is lavish in its praise of the enter
aaent. See it tonight.
When has there been a comedy at Har
pel's theatre with a cast equal to that of
"The Devil's E litor," which is to be at
Harper's theatre tonight?
An assortment of old army relics were
received from the west at Rock Island
arsenal todny. Soms of them are curios
ities in the way of field pieces.
O H. Jewell, of the Jewell Filter com
pany, of Chicago, is in the city arranging
with Congressman Cable for Ihe putting
i the filter plant in first class condition.
F. G. Beach, general superintendent.
H. H. Matlock, superintendent, snd
Frank Cook, inspector of the Central
Union Telephone company, are in the
eity today. -
6. H. Hulbert, treasurer of the tri
city railway system, has, it is reported,
aesigned his position, though tbe com
piny offisisls refuse either to confirm or
Jeny tbe report.
We have some great bargai ns in wall
paper at our clearance- sale; prices
sever so low as they are at present, from
30 to 30 per cent cheaper than any other
- dealer. Give me a call and see for your
- self. Stuclifle.
Roswell P. Richmond died at his home
ia 8onth Rock Island yesterdy.afternor n
at 4:10 o'clock of stricture, aged 65 Jtto
He leaves a widow and three children as
follows: George U. Richmond, Mrs. Frank
G:innell and Mrs. William Robinson.
A lumping match was arranged today
between Jack Baker of Chicago, and Jim
O'Brien of Davenport, for $25 a side to
lake place at Davenport base ball park
next Sunday afternoon.
Two brand new brightly painted
wagons belonging to Henry., Dart's Sons
now assist in giving our Streets a metrop
olitan appearance. Such evidences of
public spirit have a much more influence
in the promotion of the city than all
would imagine. '
R-;v. J. 8. McCord preached his jlrst
sermon of the new conference year in his
new charge jesterday morning and the
First Me'.hodist church was well filled to
bear the pistor who in former years often
pleased thtni with bis logical and well
timed thoughts Davenport Times.
Miss Emma Clark, of Delaware City,
Del., arrived in tbe city this morning on
a visit to Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hurst. She
baa been on an extended trip to the
Pacific coast and western points, and is
now on her way home.
A reception was given last evening at
the residence of George Downing on Ninth
street in honor of Thomas Downing and
wife; a large number were - present, re
freshments were served and a very agree
able evening was spent.
L. S. McCabe has h's elegant new
glass store front in place and when be
completes the improvements now in
progress he will have one of the hand
somest business bouses in tbe three cities.
It is the tffjrt of such enterprising busi
ness men as Mr. McCabe that promotes
Rock Island's substantial growth.
There is a road case, similar to the
changing of tbe tower road, being argued
in Bowling township this afternoon be
fore a committee of the county board.
composol of Supeiv'isors Wilson, Schnei
der and Naylor. Jackson & Hurst and
Sweeney & Walker are the opposing
T. H. Thomas is in receipt of a letter
from Dr. O. J. Linigan, of Wenona, 111.,
staling that Mrs. Julia Miller's Silver
King trotted in a race at Kankakee again
he other day ia 2:30 and won tbe second
aeat of the race. This makes Silver
King standard bred. The horse is under
the management of Dr. Lanigan, a skilled
eterinary surgeon, and he has the horse
at bis barn at Wenona, 111. - ...
E. I. Levecn. of the London Clothing
company, went east at noon today, hav
ing heard of some rare bargains, and the
p .blic may look for tone nici clothitg
oa bis return. He takes in Chicago and
Cincinnati, and possibly New York. Mr.
Loveen will exercise his proverbial good
judgment, as well as appreciation of the
tajtes and needs of his customers, and
th a result will be that shortly after his
re urn the shelves of the famous London
will be entirely restocked with the finest,
latest and best goods the clothing mirket
Double motor car No. IS of the E m
street line doing service on the blue line,
arxl in charge of Motorman Henry Kram
betk, collided with a team belonging to
Conrad Weitnauer at the corner of Fourth
avenue and Ninth street at 7:30 o'clock
this morning, breaking up the wagon
pre '.ty badly besides bending tbe dash
board of the car out of shape. The &r
was going down the avenue and the team
was standirgin front of Scherrer'a butcher
shop, but tbe horses were not tied. They
took fright at tbe noise of tbe approach
ing car and turned abruptly and at
tempted to cross the tracks in front of the
car. The horses got across all right, but
tbe c ar caught tbe wagon, turning it over
and smashing it np. The front end of
the i ar was also somewhat damaged.
EQR EJECTION PURPOSES.
The County Complies With Certain
Sew Law Requirements. "
One HBHdred Booth anal ror'y Ha'
liB' rarehaied This Itori
lag by m Ctnmliiee ( the
A RvckleM Mam.
Miss Elderly (who is ugly) It is not
So lor g ago that a man almost committed
a criiae to please me.
Feiaale Friend Whatl Did he try to
loss you? Texas Siftings.
Customer Do you keep necktie fas
semen? Clej k No. sir.
Cns:omer Thank you. Neither do L
Clothier and Furnisher.
B. Lirkenfeld o2:rs tor sale bij entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and tofs, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complite. Alio his propsrty for sale or
rent for any number of years to suit
Repcrtfroma Baltimore druggist: I
have ecld all of the best cooeti remedies
for tbe last 15 years anl have fonnd cone
to approximate the exceedingly large
sale of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. W. L.
Keller, cor. Penna ave. & Biddle St.
Call on E. B. McKown for bard wood
and soft coal. Telephone 1.198.
bust . J
Used in Millions of Hones 40 Years the Standard.
Supervisors Smitb. Hasson, Schneider.
Naylor and Weather be id. composiog a
special committee appointed for the pur
pose, this morning purchased ihroueh an
agent of Pettibone & Compauy, of Chi
cago, CI straight steel booths and 49 an
nexes 110 in all for election purposes
under the new law of Illinois, together
with 40 new ballot boxes of much larger
size than those which have heretofore
been used. Tbe transaction represents
an investment of t900. The property is
to be delivered by Feb. 1 .
Tbe law provides that there shall be
one booth for every hundred voters or
less at each voting place, so that at a
polling place with over 100 voters there
will be two booths, at one with over 300.
four booths, etc. These booths are re
tiring places where the voter may go and
arrange his ballot in secrecy. Ths booth
is about eight feet high and four feet
square, and is aa iron frame covered with
canvass and provided with a small desk
v CONTENTED AND HAPPY.
How Husband Illustrated Hla Pwl
tlun. He settled back in his easy chair, put
his feet on a foo treat, lit a cigar and for
five minutes let the emoke cnrl op
around his head. He was a picture of
Then his wife interrupted his medita
tions. "Creorge, you're getting lazy," she
He shook his head.
"But when we were engaged," she per
sisted, "you were as active as any man
I ever saw. Why, yon were always get
ting np excursions, and yon were the
life of every party.1"
He pnffeil oat a little whiff of smoke
and nodded his acqniescence.
"What's the matter?" she asked.
He took another puff at his cigar and
"Ever see a man try to catch a train?"
"Why, yes." she replied in surprise.
"Ever see one rush on the station plat
form just as the train seemed almost
"Certainly, I have."
"Got a pretty lively move on him,
"Why, yes; he ran the entire length of
the platform as fast as he could. But,
"Caught the train, did he?" asked
"Yes; he just barely canght it He"
"But he caught it?'
"Of course he did.. Bnt, George, you're
"Did he keep right on running?" inter
"Certainly not He settled down in a
seat and made himself as comfortable as
possible, got a palm leaf fan. and five
minutes later seemed perfectly contented
"Well, what of it?"
"Do you expect me to keep on run
ning?" Chicago Tribune.
Thm Flowery Theologae.
A certain young theologne went down
from Princeton to Philadelphia to
preach. He was one of those extremely
flowery writers who dazzle rhetorically
the tender Bonis of the younger members
of the congregation, and the elders of
the church were besieged to have him
down again. They at length consented,
bnt alas! tbey had forgotten his name.
So they wrote to one of the seminary
professors, saying: "Please send. us that
floweret, streamlet, rivulet, starlight
man to preach for as next Sabbath. ' We
have forgotten his name, but we have
no doubt yon will be able to recognize
He was recognized. He was sent He
became pastor of the church. Northern
Distressed Yonng Mother (with cry
ing baby in railway carriage Dear,
dear! I don't know whatever to do with
Kind and Thoughtful Bachelor (on
the opposite seat) Shall 1 open tbe win
dow for you. madam? fl Carlino.
They had been talking about Bee
thoven. "Vojrner." Annie Rconey and
other musical celebrities, when she re
marked: "Do you know 'Maggie Murphy's
Home? " ' .
"Nol la slier' he replied, somewhat
startled at the rapid change or subject
"1 didn't know she was aw." Ex
Colon of PoiaoBos Anlmala.
There is one species o! earthworm in
Great Britain, known to Anhermen as tbe
"brandling," which has a peculiar means
of defense that does not appear to be at all
common in the group. The brandling is
very dark brown, with yellowish bands,
and when irritated it can exude a yellow
ish fluid. This worm seems to be accept
able enough to certain fishes; but the troth
of the proverb, "One man a meat is an
other man's poison," is illustrated by the
fact that it is not palatable to lizards.
have been informed that they either reject
it with disgust, or, if they do taste it, are
rewarded for their indiscretion by severe
fit of illness.
Now, this is a very curious fact, but it is
paralleled elsewhere in the animal kinsr
dom. Mny brightly colored animals
particularly among insects have been
found to be either disagreeable in their
taste or positively dangerous to other ani
mals which habitually feed upon their like.
And it is noteworthy that these unpalata
ble creatures have often the most mark
edly contrasted colors that is, black and
yellow; for example, tbe wasp and the
hornet, tbe coral snake and tbe hcloderm
lizard (the Gila monster).
The theory has been advanced that the
conspicuous colors have been developed in
order to advertise their dangerous nature,
or the unpalatable qualities of their flesh,
so that they may escape such injuries as
might be inflicted by an animal desirous of
experimenting upon them as articles of
food. This "warning coloration" seems to
say to the would be aggressor, "Don't touch
me; I'm poisonous." It confers a benefit
at once upon the oppressor and tbe op
pressed; rendering tbe one free from at
tacks, and warning the other that such at
tacks will probably be followed by serious
consequences. It looks very much as if the
brandling was another example of this
same phenomenon. Chambers' Journal.
When Mr. Nagger got back from town
Mrs. Nagger was practicing a song at tbe
new piano her mother had given her.
"Stop that screeching," he snapped,
throwing a folded slip of paper on the table,
"and put that away with the others."
"Our dearly beloved landlord wasu't over
agreeable, I should judge," remarked Mrs.
Nagger, giving tbe inoffensive instrument
a final bang and descending from a stagger
at high C.
"Naw," growled Mr. Nagger, "he wasn't.
He said he'd fix that bathroom faucet when
he got good and ready, and if we wanted
screens so bad we could put 'era in our
selves and pay for 'em too. He's dead sore
'cause everybody but us moved out."
"I told you so. 'What can you expect of
a landlord who raises the rent 50 per cent,
on every flat in the building?"
"Of course you told me so; of course.
You tell me everything you know, and
more too. Perhaps you can tell me if be
has rented any of the flats."
"I can." .
"Then why don't you?"
"He hasn't. He brought in one man,
though, to look at the flut below us, and
nearly caught him."
"Rent too high, I s'pose."
"He said it wasn't."
"He found out you lived above and said
he knew you," said Mrs. Nagger, demurely,
thus scoring one on her lord and master."
"He'll not get a tenant this year,'-' said
Mr. Nagger, ignoring his wife's delicate
"How do yon know?' asked Mrs. Nagger,
trying to laugh.
"Because." said Mr. Nagger, taking a
long roll from bis pocket, "I've bought you
a dozen new songs." St. Lonis Star Say
ings. A Sketch of the Scotch Prophet.
There was a great function at the Wal
lace monument, near Stirling, Saturday,
Scotchmen tn hpn p Pmfucun, Ifacimti'd
speech at the uncovering of a bust of Car-
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jjie. ii is rainer a curious idea ot tue
canny Scots that of makiug a hall of their
dead on the craggy perfk that seems to
guard the entrance to the Highlands, and
from which yon can see goodness knows
how man v liAt.tlpfif.lrij TtwiiHM tka Ynif
mythical Wallace, there are looking down
on these fields of glory effigies of Hubert
oruce, jonn Knox, (ieorge Uuchanan,
Adam Smith. .Tampa Watt. Rnlwrf Rui.na
Sir Walter Scott, Tannahill. Chalmers'.
Hugn tinier and Dr. Livingstone. So that
it mav with reason he fAllpri a nminnnl
(and windy) Valhalla. -
To my mind the gem of .Professor Mas
son's speech was his personal description
of the prophet The newspaper paragraph
ist, he said, usually figured him as "an ec
centric, absentminded and feeblebodie'i
old crentleman." who went Ahnnt. mnitii,
ing, "Ech sirs," "O mom" "Na, na,"
uiuur, ainna," etc liut froressor Mas
son describes him in his prime as a tall,
spare, formidable looking man, six feet in
height, and his "habitual vocabulary was
not Scottish at all, but very choice anil
even stately English. If you studied his
intonation, however, you had him at once.
lie moved among the Londoners for near
ly fifty years an unabashed Annandale
man." And he. mrl n v.i t !. ,,.!
faithful friend of Professor Masson. Lon
Boys Who Left the Farm.
Nearly three-fourths of the men who
have leen chosen by the people for the
great office of the nation are men who J
were early familiar with wooded bills and
cultivated fields for example, Lincoln,
uranr, Uiirneui,. tiamlin, Ureiey. Tilden, I
Cleveland, Uarrison, Hayes, Blaine and J
many others almost equally conspicuous
in current events or liviug memory.
Among journalists, Henrv Wntterson
spent his early life in rural Kentucky. aud
.viurat li nlstead was born and lived on a
farm in Oiiio. W. H. Vauderbilt was born
in a small New Jersey town, and early en
gaged 1n the business of ship chaudlerv;
Kussell Sage was born in a New York vil
lage; Jay Gould spent his early years on
his father's farm in New York state. In
gersoll first saw light in a country town in
New York: Talmage in a New Jersey vil
lage and David Swing. though born in
Cincinnati, passed his boyhood on an Ohio
farm. Whittier and Howells sjient their
youtn in villages, the former dividing his
time between farm employment and his
studies. Follow the list out yourself and
see how long it will become. Kansas City
The danger of attemntin? to tmM.
from one language into another, uulesa
one ia reasonably familiar with the lan
guage lie la using, was illustrated by a
mistake recently made by a young French
She had come from Paris, and wished to
establish herself iu this country as a
teacher of the French language. She ac
cordingly inserted the following advertise
ment in one of the papers: " , ,
"A young Parisian lady desires to show
her tongue to classes of American ladies.
Address," etc Youth's Companion.
M c I NTIRE
This is Blanket wi
Immense assortment tn eatf
White, pink, scarlet, gray, san
Here are a few prices showing
which way the prices blow.
White 65c per pair.
Scarlet, all wool, a good article,
Grey, all wool, smooth finish, soft
wonderful for price,
' W.l r-
1 Capita CitytC
ariet. greys and "T
a thread of Wv 7"
linefrr. ,.v. MiaiJ.
Cheaper blanket in -want
them. Tvc- A
to buy CLOAKS tJ
o cum m:ssS' cV
variety and latest slvii"
Bock Island. lilinoie.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carp
IN THE THREE, CITIES,
1525 and 1527
ROUND OAK STOVES
Arc tlie Best.
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when you can buy the genuine
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For nearly the same price at
John T. jNToftskcf:
Who baa also a fine line of WOOD M JJs'TLES, BEARIE:
GRATES, ETC. Sole agent for the celebratrd
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Cor. Twentieth Street and Third An
Mannfctnrer of all klnde of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Oente' Flee Sboes 1 epedalty . Repairing done neatly and prosi.T
A shara ot your patronage respectfully solicited. , , j i
1618 Second Avenue. R.k
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seven teenth Bt, . . "Prt hw
h nn ma von t n h ttcx niiA -
WThXl kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimate! for '.cd ; bc5t
farnisaed on application. .
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