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THE AltGUP; WEDNESDAY. OOTOBEK--14.-1891.
Blanket Vlclotirs Bkm'.
Blanket week at Mclntlra Bros',
direr Olsen U reported better today.
Cloaks large assortment at Hclntim
O J. Dimict, of Chics eo, is in tho
Don't oiiss those overcoats at tbe Amer
fcan. j - ,f
65 cents, pair of blankets at Mclntire
Bros'. - .
A perfect fit in a suit can be bad at the
Lewis Wilton, of Rural, was in the
Nothing in town like the n American
Swits Cocde underwear St at Simon A
None in town like 'em the American
. Tbe real medicated underwear at Simon
at Mosenfelder's. :"'
. Its a rushing business the American is
doing on overcoats.
Hullroyd fine underwear at Simon &
Wright's sanitary nnaerwear at Simon
' Money .aifad. by. buying your under
wear at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
Durable underwear from 10c to f 10
(silk) at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
Tou can find anything, you want in
aider weir at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
If yonr clothier basen't an overcoat
good enough for you, call at the Ameri
can. . : .,
-" Natural wool . underwear considered
cheap at $1. Strap a Mosenfelder sell at
Tbe U'gat selection of underwear at
the lowest prices at Simon & Mosen
Hon. Ben T. Cable went to Monmouth
this DK.rniog and from there will visit
ther points in tbe district.
Msj. IJ. C. Connelly and wife returned
home this morning from a pleasant visit
to western Iowa and Nebraska.
President Catlin, of the. United Glass
company, residing at Ottawa, is in tbe
City, tbe guest of Pnil Mitchell.
The Boliog road case was not dis
posed of by the special committee of sup
ervisor yest-rdy but deferred for future
Bri.lge tr I Tt-s'erdiy amounted to:
Foot norih. 592; sou'h. 53; total, 1,
175. Ten:s--nirtu, 633; south, 625;
Mrs. W. il. Liioy, of Ricine, Wis.,
and Mrs. Grace Armington, of. Dixon,
HI., are visiting Mis. J. S. Jones of 920
Mrs Ira Coyne and George Coyne, wife
and brother rtfpeotively, of the lite Ira
Coyne, returavd this morning to their
borne in Chicago.
Julius Seifert. late of Chicig? who
was a resident of Rock Island over 20
years ago, has returned and will make
this his permanent home.
The firemen of the paid department
ought to be uniformed. Chief Ramskill
nght to adopt a regulation suit and cap,
and compel the men to wear it.
Charles Strand fell 25 feet down an
elevator shaft at the Moline wagon works
this morning and escaped with slight in
juries a sprained ankle being the ex-,
Col. James E Crane, of Philadelphia,
Pa., who has been visiting for several
days at the residences of Capt. J. M.
Montgomery and Mrs. A. C. Burrall re
turned borne today.
The St. Paul road has commenced put
ting steam appliances on their engines,
and by co!d weather expect to have pas
senger trains on all divisions of their
system heated in that manner.
Kindt & B'ecker managers of the Bur
Vis opera bouse, Davenport, have secured
some of tbe best comedies of tbe season,
having secured for an early date James
T. Powers in the "Straight Tip."
The meeting of the Twin-City Colum
bian celebration committee to have been
held at the rooms of the Rock Island Cit
izens' Improvement association tomorrow
aight, has been postponed one week.
Poison in the Kitchen.
No article entering so generally irto the food of every
household is so generally and villainously adultered as bak
ing .powder. These adulterated powders are shoved upon
the public with the greatest persistency.
Throbbing advertisements in newspapers claiming this
brand or that is absolutely pure, backed by analyses and cer
tificates, and yet they are adulterated wit i ammonia or alum.
It is td be hoped the law will take hold of these merciless
manufacturers and punish them for destraying the stomachs
of the unsuspecting consumer.
Amid all this fraud and deceit Dr. Price's Cream Bak
ing Powder stands almost alone battling for pure food and
continues to furnish a pure cream of tartar powder at almost
the same cost to the people as the ammo. na and alum pow
ders are sold at, yet if costs much more to manufacture.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is of the highest
strength. It produces the largest amount of leavening power
attainable in a pure baking powder. It is free from ammo
nia or any other adulteration. No powder does such work.
Housewives who have tested all use Dr. Prices only. (
The chicken pie supper given by the
ladies of the First M. E. church last
evening was a splendid success, of course
While tbe unpleasant weather kept many
away, all were pleasantly entertained,
with music, reading etc,
Principal W. A. Bishop, Mrs. Cora L.
Eastman and Misses Josephine B. Witter
and Sarah G. Corson, of the Rock Island
High school, will probably attend the
meeting of the Northern Illinois Teach
ers' association at Aurora this week.
A land mark indeed is disappearing in
the house of George Mixter at lb.9 bead
of Twenty-third street. It was the sec
ond house of boy importance erected in
Rock Island, and has stood for 50 1 years
a the constant residence of Mr. Mixter,
who has only now vacated it that be may
put his property on the market.
In switching cirs at Barstow last
night a freight car was carelessly left on
the main track and freight train No. 14
from this city pulled by engine 363, with
Engineer Sperse at the throttle, crushed
into it. The engine wss badly damaged
as was tbe car, but no personal injury
attended the accident.
T. G. Haire and Miss Agnes Kinney,
of this city, went to St. Louis last week
to attend the fair and other attracting,
toth visiting at the residence of Harry
Wilkes there. During their stay they dt
cided to have a little romance and on
Oct. 8, they were married by Rev. Father
Rush. Tbey arrived borne last night and
relatives and friends received the first
knowledge of their wedding. Congratu
lations no less hearty, were showered upon
tie popular joung couple.
Carl Bauer, a young man aged 25 years,
eti ployed as a compositor in the offise of
the Iowa Reform, at Davenport, was one
of the throng of boys and men that were
packed like sardines about the Burtis
opera bouse entrance there last evening
waiting for the doors to open. When the
doors did open there was a crush that
caused Bauer to fall from the step on which
he stood and in such position that tbe
pressure of tbe throng broke his lg
Ma lager Kindt promptly telephoned for
the preper assistance and did all he could
to relieve the suffer pending its arrival.
The sportsmen of Milan are complain
ing that some miscreant is using explo
sives to kill fish in Rock river. It is said
that sooce one fired a charge of dynamite
at Stars' dam for that purpose, one day
last week. It is known that Silver Lake
and .3 book' Pond were cleared of fish in
this manner last fall, and if this practice
is kept up it is of but little use for tbe
fish commission to stock the water of this
vicinity with fish. The Illinois fish com
missi in is oi the lookout for such van
dals t.nd it is to be hoped that steps will
be taken to apprehend the parties who
would cause such wholesale destruction.
In Dubuque they are about to experi
ment with one course of paving brick
insteai of two as is customary in Rock
Island. This will materially reduce the
cost a id, as the experience of Ooiaha,
Lincoln, Neb., and Clinton shows, will
give an equally good street. Con Galla
gher of Omaha, formerly - of Dubuq le,
advise a layer of concrete between the
micadum and the brick. This will "be
used of certain streets where the grade is
heavy i.nd a hard, smooth surface under
the bri k will prevent the washing out of
the foandation. Rock Island may try
a single course on some of its resident
streets next year.
If Manager Louderback of tbe street
railway company, had any idea of remov
ing the conductors on either of the Rock
Island and Moline lines, he could have
his mind very quickly changed by mak
ing a trip on one of tbe cars about dinner
or aupptr time when the conductors are
off for their meals. Coming down a lit
tle after 1 o'clock this afternoon, the
motorola n was obliged to make four
tedious stops between Elm street and the
Harper house to collect fare, and then he
miesed four that were observed, and it
was not Lis fault either. If tbe .conduc
tors were taken eff there is not a motor
man on the road cow who would not
throw up bis job.
the motor men T
And who could blame
Call on E. B. Mclvown for bard wcod
and soft co-!. Telephone 1.193.
TROTTER BEATS PACER.
FAMOUS MATCH FOR $10,000 AT
A DISTANCE OF TEN MILES.
Sis Mile Were Covered In Fifteen Min
ute Fifty-are and One-half Second.
When tho Running Hone Quit The
Victor Made the Tenth Mile In t:3P.
My tnlnd wander hnrk thmnirk .. -
tervai of rears to a tin v in t.h lonrr
before the majority of the present genera
tion of riiceiroers were born, ami t nn
that was at that day twrisationjil, and one
mat wouiu tomorrow draw such a crowd
as would fill the coffers of the association
giving it as they were never before fillip
Tbe race was at ten miles (not. ton iiut
remember) for a purse of $10,000, and the
norses mat measured strum sm thK..
ter Prince, driven by the late Hiram Wood-
run, ana tne nacer Hero, him m h h.
renowned George Spicer. The meeting
took place on the old Centreville course in
the full of ISM. I can remember the day
quite distinctly. The weather was fine,
the atmosDhere clear, enol and hnnnr.
Within the grounds and in the trees and
on knolls surrounding were assembled
fully 10,000 persons, who came from far
ana near to see tne event that had been
held in lively anticipation for months.
Among the throrjir that narkn' the iinul
and overflowed the lawn were politicians
of national prominence, lawyers of great
repute, sotia men or business, sporting men
pure and simple, and even clergymen, and
ladies (God bless 'em). And what would
you say today to see men at the track
dressed in swallow tail coats, with wide
expanse of shirt bosom, and cravats th.t
could in an emergency be used as table
cuvera. i nai was tne way we Uressed in
1S53, and the wide brimmed tilea worn then
would appear ludicrous now. .
TUK FIRST TWO MILES.
The race was called about 3 oVlnr t Tha
track was in excellent order, and t he ku
appeared in superb condition, trained, as
we say now, to tne minute. Hero was the
favorite, and 1100 to (75 was staked on him,
Drobablv to the amount nt Slid nrm .
000, in those days considerable money.
The judges called tbe drivers up to the
stand and stated the conditions of the race
and cautioned them in much the same
manner some: imes practiced nowadays re
garding any violation of rules, and then
they were civen thestart. the nnoer hacin.
tbe pole and leading round the first turn.
in my nunn seveican seethe rare a nls, in
ly as though it were but vesterd.iv instel
of nearly forty years ago.
un the backstretch tbe pacer waited for
tbe trotter and let him come alongside, it
being apparent at this earlv t.-i.. that
Spicer did not intend to go any faster than
iiiram wouiu make him, at the same time
keeping the latter on the outside all th
way round, thereby making him go a
greater instance in the race. They kept
side by side until they reached the lower
turn, when Hiram nulled in In-hind Hm
and waited until he reached straight work
on toe nomeKt retch, while be came out, and
the two came to the stand with the wheels
of their sulkies as clo--e together as it was
possible to get them without touching.
The first mile was done in 2:44.
On the second mile Hi ram. twine
through Spicer's tactics, began to crowd
aim. l ue pace or both horses now became
accelerated, and it was evident that Hiram
intended to 'force his adversary to a break
down, believing presumably that his horse
would prove the better stayer. Spicer
kept the nacer well in hand nnd rriM .,
go any faster than he was absolutely con
peneu w. i ne trotter nuain fell in behind
on tbe lower turn, and again made a brush
np the homestretch, the nnir rimirf iv, ti.e
stand head and head. The time for this
mile was 2:33.
HOW THE RACK WAS WOS.
On the third mile Woodruff tinrslied the
same tactics as in the two preceding miles,
only putting on a little more steam, which
compelled the pacer to add a little more
pressure, and away they dashed around
tbe npper turn aud down tbe backstretch
at a killins Dace. ThnnniutiihiimJ
on. even terms in tbe third mile, Hiram
exclaiming to a friend as they passed. "I've
got him, sure." Time, 2:33 1-5.
The fourth and fifth miles were run in
precisely the same manner, both horses
coming to tbe wire like a team. The time
for the fourth mile was 2:39 and the fifth
2:37. On the sixth mile the trotter became
tbe favorite, any amount of money being
offered on him, without takers. He took
Ihe pole on the first turn, in spite of
Spicer's efforts to force the pacer to extend
himself, and the latter began to show
symptoms of distress. He Ktmcr.lwl hnn
ly, however, but the trotter opened the
gap at every stride. At tbe half mile pole
be was fifty yards in front, without tbe
aliirhtest abatement nf hi crul - Unt nn
the lower turn Hiram let him up, and took
it more moderately up the homestretch,
coming to the liue in 2:4ft. h nvinor new.
formed the six miles in 15:55f, an average
of less than 2:40 for the six miles.
n hen the pacer reached the atnnd it
evident he bad euouuh. and he wan stunned
at tbe wire. A more exciting race, as loua
as it lasieu, i nave never seen.
Tbe trotter was tben slowed to nn
gait, as it was unnecessary to dri ve him up
to his speed any longer, and be was walked
and jogged the next tbree miles, keeping
as fresh as possible for the last mile hi.
owner having a wager of tMO that he
wouia mate the tenth mile m less than
three minutes. The time of tbe seventh
mile was 5:08. tbe eighth 6:18 and tbe ninth
6:19, but be was let out on coming to the
wire and started to decide the wager, dasb
inz off at an astonishing rate biwmI
which be kept up throughout tbe mile,
performing tbe distance in 2:39 the great
est feat ever known.
How mauv horses are there in tralntnn
today that can trot six miles in less than
sixteen minutes, jog along three miles f ur
ther and then wind np by doing a mile in
2:39? Who are tbey? Judson Jay in New
Bead lay Character by tho Nose.
"You can almost tell a person's charac
ter from the nose alone," remarked Pro
feasor Oppenheim. "All great men have
great noses. The Greek nose, which has
no protuberance, but is straight, argues
great sense of aesthetics, of beauty, but no
character and no power of contention.
Large nostrils show couraee. People
of fearless disposition breathe fully aud
ireely. Ail tbe fiercer animals have di
lated nostrils. Tbe drooping nostril shows
histrionic talent. If tbe uose also droops
it denotes a tragic power, and if only the
nostril tbe capacity is marked for the in
terpretation of comedy.
"Where the nose is thin at the bridge it
shows generosity, while a nose that is t hick
at tbe bridgeargues acquisitiveness. When
it is liptilted like the petal of a flower tbe
person is inquisitive. A projecting nose
argues a disposition to investigate. It Is
ahead of tbe person, as it were, and wants
to scent out things. "London Cor. New
Yoi World. v
Immb In Cnrloiity.
The American artist, Waldo, waa once
very much amused at bearing in the New
York National Academy of Design the
sharp criticisms of a group of girlish art
students. Waldo sent an invitation for
the students to come to his .house to see
his pictures and studio. There he enter
tained them with an account of his studies
at the Royal academy in London.
The president of the Royal academy at
that time, he told them, was Sir Benjamin
West, who took a deep interest in the
American students in London, partly be
cause he was born an American citizen
and partly because he knew that talented
children in tl is country did not have the
name advantages as European children in
the development of their artistic talent.
One day tbe small American colony of
students treated the president to their
opinion of tbe pictures in the Royal acade
my exhibition. Sir benjamin W est simply
listened, aud at tbe end invited Waldo to
dinner the next week.
After dinner the president called Waldo's
attention to some small wood carvings.
Patiently Sir Benjamin West pointed out
the graceful lines of tbe carving and per
sistently called bis guest a attention to
some attempt at giving the characteristics
, "The first lesson for a man of taste,"
said Sir Benjamin, "is to learn what to
admire. Any savage can find fault. And
never forget it is the peculiar province of
the artist to see, to point out and to per
petuate beauty." ,
"After that," said Mr. Waldo, in con
eluding the story, "I was very careful in a
picture gallery. If I liked a painting I
said so; if 1 did not admire a picture 1
went to tbe next.
Tbe girlish students glanced at one
another. They understood why Mr. Waldo
bad narrated tbe incident. Some, at least.
of that group have not forgotten that flip
pant fault finding is not art criticism.
louth s Companion.
A Typical City of the Pneblo Indians.
. Islet lies on the Atlantic and Pacific
railroad, upon the western bank of tbe Kio
Grande, on a lava promontory which was
once an island, whence the town takes its
Spanish name. Its Tee-wahn title is Shee
ah-wbib-bak. Its population, according to
tbe census, is a little less than 1,200. It is
nearly surrounded by fertile viueyards.
orchards of peaches, apricots, apples, cher
ries, plums, . ears and quinces, and fields
of corn, wheat, beans and peppers, all
owned by my dusky neighbors. Tbe
Pueblos own over 110,000 acres of land, a
part of which is reserved for pasturing
horses and cattle.
The people of Uleta are, as a rule, rather
short in stature, but 6trongly built. All
have magnificent depth and breadth of
chest and a leautiful!y confident poise of
the head. Most of tbe men are wonder
fully expert hunters, tireless runners and
line honsemen. Be&ides ordinary hunting
they have general hunts for rabbits in the
spring, for deer and antelope in the fall
thoroughly organized, in which vast quan
tities of game are killed.
Their amusements are many and varied.
Aside from the numerous sacred dances of
the year, their most important occasious.
they have various races which call for
great skill and endurance, quaint social
enjoyments and games of many kinds.
some of which are quite as difficult as
chess. Tbey are very fair weavers and pot
tery makers. 1 he women are good house
wives, and most of them excellent seam
stresses. C. F. Lummis in St. Nicholas.
Politeness and Truth.
You imagine it is not polite to be plain
spoken. My dear, there are times when to
be merely ixilite is to be a toady aud a
sneak. There are times when politeness is
a pillow of hen feathers, wherewith to
smother honor and strangle truth. If all
you care for is to be popular, to go through
life like a molasses drop in a child's mouth,
why, then, choose your way and live up to
it, but don't expect to rank biger that mo
lasses, and cheap molasses at that. For
my part I would rather be outspoken in
tbe cause of right, even if plain Bpeech did
offend, than be a coward and a woolly
moutb. somebody once lived upon eartb.
tbe example of whose thirty odd years of
mortal environment we are taught to rat-
tern our lives close upon.
How atiout his politeness when be talked
with tbe hypocrites and relinked tbe Phari
sees? How about his policy when he drove
the money changers before a stinging whip
and championed the cause of the sinful
woman? Oh, I tell you. the soul that is
always looking out for the chance to score
one for the winning cause, and throw np
lis nai witn tne crowa that makes the most
noise, is poor stock to invest in. In the
time of need such a friend would turn out
worse than a real estate investment iu a
Calumet swamp. Chicago Herald.
The Limits of the Steam Locomotive.
The most experienced railroad men f.-el
that the possibilities of steam practice are
nearly reached much greater speed is not
practicable. A maximum of ninety miles
an hour, with a running speed of sixtv to
seventy, is all that can l)e hoped for uuder
tne very tiest conditions which can be pro
vided. The limitations are numerous and
tbey are well knowu to all engineers. Tbe
maximum speed of which a locomotive is
capable has not been materially increased
in a number of years. The schedule lime
has been shortened princinailv bv onrtin r
down grades, straightening curves, filling
up ravines and replacing wooden struc
tures by permanent ones of iron and stone:
by the use of heavy rails, safer switches
improved methods of signaling, the inter
locking switch and signal system, tbe ulio
lition of grade crossings; in short, by im
provements in detail and management
which permit a higher speed on a more ex
tended section of road because of greater
safety and tbe greater degree of confidence
inspired in the engine driver. Frank J.
Sprague in Foruri.
The Cultivation of the Tomato.
The flavor of t he himnti Aim-r,A -.1.
-- - ..... ..v,
upon the manner of culture, and one may
be as critical in the m,iu, .1... (1
- --- ...... - I 11V IHlTUr
of a strawberrv or n nennh tin i,t i. ........
soils and allowed to trail on tbe earth, tiie
irun is watery and insipid, as well as in
fested with worm Selu.t
- - . .v n m mrsi
and lightest soil possible, set tbe plauts
far enon&rh uruirt fur rh. f-u. ..r
" " ' . "VVOO -, I uu
and air and provide a trellis or tie them to
stakes as fast as growth requires. Over
production, too, if allowed, will be a di
tu.b tuns iu quality nim appearance.
Katen raw as a .r.n.a.i ... a
escalloped, halved and broiled in crumbs
like an ., 1 f - .
. .... .... , .t-.n in n i ui niuicr use, or
made iuto soups, catsups and pickles
" "ui" iciteinoitt oners a greater rr
pleasanter variety to tbe palate? It is cer
tainly good enough to merit some pains in
its cultivation. Huston Transcript.
Sir William Turner, of the fnl,,,-,..
Kdinbtircch. who has tnnde k v. ,.,.(,, . .
- - -- ...... i niuiji
of the whale, calculates that one eighty
feet long, in order to attain a speed of
twelve, miles an hour must exercise a pro-
iw uorse power.
Mc I NTIRE
This is Blanket WePv
Immense assortment to select
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,
Rock Island, Iili
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
IN THE THREE. CITIES,
1525 and 1527
ROUND OAK STOVES
-A.re tlie Best.
Why buy the imitations? for all others are only that,
when you can buy the genuine
, BECKWITH ROUND OAK
For nearly the same price
John T. INToftsker's,
Who has alao a fine line cf WOOD M iXTLES, HEARTHS,
GRATES, ETC. Sole agent
ACORN AND ALADDEN STOVES AND RANGES,
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Ave.
113 and 115 Brady Street.
ROOMS 50c to $1.00 Per Day.
Huraftctnrer of all klude of
BOOT3 AND SHOES
Gents' Flue Shoe (peelMty. . Repairing done neatly and promptly
A (bare of your patronaga reapedally aolleited.
Office and Shop Corner Sevjnteenth St.
uu crwoia Avenue,
WfAU Hat of carpentor work a specialty. Flam and ei'.lmatet for ill tied" of MM"
(aralsnsu oa application.
Qaven port Business College
COMPLETE IN AT.T. DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATALOGUES ADDEK88 T,
' ' J. C. DUNCAN, DavenporV.
ST. JAMES HOTElT
Corner Twenty-third atreet and Fourth arenae, p.0CK ISLAS1'
WILLIAM HAWTHORNE, Proprietor.
Tail bouse hit Jnit been refitted throughout and l now In A No. 1 nditiou. lt3"'
s $1.39 per day bouae and a desirable family hoteL
Full assortment of tv.
ed Capital Citrv,,!
scarlet crrnr-r. . --am-
a thread of cottoa h
line from cheapo t0 sT
Want thorn rp,, W
to buy CLOAK?. t3
dren sand misses" cin,: '.
variety and latest styles. 1
for the celebrated
1813 Second Avenue. R vb U'm
. . Rock I SI 211