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-THE AliGUS; THUBSDAY. OCTOBEK 15. 1891.
New raising and figs at Long's.
Olirer Olsen continues to improve.
Boys' clothing a specialty at the Lou
don. ' ; - '
Don't miss those overcoats at the Amei
The furs are going at Lloyd & Stew'
The London Clothing company for bar-
. Hiindredg of dots' overcoats at tt3
A perfect fit in a salt can be had at thu
Just what yoa want in an overcoat a
Mr. and Mrs. T. II. Thomas are visit
ing in Chicago.
' Wanted A Ctrl, immediately, at 1123
Buv vour cloves et Bennett's where
they make them. .
The finest line of gloves and mils at
Lloid & Stewart's.
Save money and trad at the London
Those box overcoats the latest can
be seen at tbe London.
Fromage de Brie cheese, the best of
the Benson, at May's , .
An immense' line of those business suits
on display at the London.
New England mince meat, buckwheat
and maple syrup at Long's.
The largest stock.of underwear in the
city at Lloyd & Stewart's.
Dr. Jaeger's sanitary woolen under
wear at Lloyd & Stewart's.
"The Shenandoah" at the Burtis opera
house, Davenport tonight.
Ex-Mayor Henry Carse left this morn
ing for Dubuque oa business.
Dunlap hats all the latest styles and
shapes at Lljyd & Stewart's.
Roadmister Tracy, of the C, M. &St.
P was in the City yesterday.
Over five hundred styles of gloves and
mitts to select from at Bennett's.
George Mattes, of this city, is to wed
a young lady of Clinton on the 2Sih inst.
The largest assortment of oil cloth ever
shown in the city at Clemann & Salz
manna Mrs. C. W. Durham has issued invita
tions for an "at borne" on Saturday after
Tfle C3:d wave has come and Bennett's
has a larger stock of gloves and roitta to
select from tbn ever.
Adam Sitmm and wife, of Buffalo
Prairie, were in tbe city last evening to
attend the Hofer Pratt wedding.
D J. Webb, for a number of years in
charge of the C. M. & St. P. office at
Ripids City, has moved to Moline, where
he has l&k- n a position with Deere & Co.
Tbe regular monthly meeting of the
Rock IlaDd Citizens' Improvement asso
oiation is to be held at the rooms tcnight.
Business of importance is to be disposed
H. S Cable, son of President R. R.
Cable, of tbe Rock Island road, is very
ill with typhoid fever at Manitou, Colo.
Mr. Cable is with his son whose life is
almost dispaired of.
The meeting of tbe Twin City Colum
bian celebration committee to have been
held tonight at ths rooms of the Rock
Island Citizens' Improvement association
has been posponed for one week.
J. F. Joynt. formerly of this city and
now of Beardstown, passed through the
city today on his way to Grant, Neb., to
return with his wife and children, who
have been visiting there some time.-
There was a bad wreck on the east end
of the C, R. L & P. last night, in which
ngine 552 crashed into the rear end of a
freight train, smashing the engine pretty
badly, but fortunately no one was seri
ously lo j ured. u .
The sad announcement has been re
ceived of the death at Newall, Iowa, of
Mrs. George Heagy. ' The lady's maiden
name was Miss Julia Babcock, and she
had many loving friends in Rock Island.
Tbe remains will be brought to Hock Isl
and for interment.
- In tbe police court this morning tbe
preliminary hearing of Henry Burtis and
Walter Thomas, who participated in tbe
eutting affray at the old hospital the other
morning, was had. Burtis was held in
1300 bonds to the circuit court, and
Thomas fined $25 and coBts. Burtis went
to jail in default. '
The Jacobs family of seven children,
of Peoria, have been rehearsing with tbe
Jones children during the past week, and
tomorrow the Jones-Jacobs musical com
bination . will start out on the road to
fame, and it is hoped to fortune. There
are' 14 clever children in tbe company.
Dr. J. F. Myers, who recently moved
to Rock Island f ormSaybrook is now com'
fortably demiciled at 1429 Second avenue
and he haa a nicely appointed office on
the corner of Second avenue and Fif
teenth where he may be found from 9 to
12 a. m. and 3 to S p. m. His telephone
is 1200. The doctor as has heretofore
been stated in tbe Arqus, comes with the
highest endorsement from his former
him a as a physician, and is c?mmadei
also as a progressive public spirited citizens.
The rote ting of the Rock Island dean
err at St. John'a church at Preemption,
which closed last nifcht, was successful in
every way. Yesterday's services were
all well attended and despite inclement
weather a fine dinner was served in a
tent on the rectory grounds. There were
services Tueeday evening, yesterday
morning and evening. Trinity choir, of
this city, furnished music. In addition to
the rector, R-iv. William Westover,
among the clergy present, were Dean
Hale, of Davenport, Dean Sweet, of Rock
Inland, and Rev. Mayo, of Quiocy.
The Peoria Journal says that "the citi
zens and passers-by on Main street were
amused yesterday at seeing a middle-aged
man rather under 8:zed followed by a
crowd of enraged newsboys threatening
to mob him. Chief Flynn interfered and
was told that the man had offered to black
boots for a cent a shine thus cutting into
the profits of the boys who had been
charging five cents. Tbe man was very
voluble and insisted upon his right. He
had a complete hootblacking outfit and
declared that he was going to charge what
I e pleased. On examination it appeared
that he was crszy and had escaped from
tbe Henry county poor farm at Cam
bridge. He will be sent back there."
HOW DISEASE SPREADS.
Review of Ex-Confederate Teterans.
Memphis, Oct. 15. The ex-confederate
veterans held a grand review at the inter
state fair grounds Tuesday. At 9:30
o'clock the remnants of Forest's famous
brigade, under command of General G.
V. Gordon, led the cavalry parade from
the city to the fair grounds, General A. J.
Vaughan and staff riding at the head of
the column. Werner's rangers, of Critten
den county. Ark., were the escort to the
cavalry, and the Chickasaw guards acted
aa escort to the infantry.
Mont Not Lay Tracks oa Sunday.
13U1SVIU.E, Oct. 15. At Frankfort the
court of appeals yesterday affirmed a judg
ment of $y and costs assessed by the coun
ty court of Green county against the
Louisville and Nashville Railroad com
pany for violating the Sunday law by re
pairing its tracks in that county on Sun
day. The court holds that the track
could have been repaired on other daja
and therefore the work was not neces-
Well lone! Oeorce Cnpps.
Mount Sterling, Ky., Oct. 15
George Cnpps Tuesday night shot add in
t u. Uy killed George and James Howard,
brothers, who lived in Bath county.
The Howards were the leaders of a gant:
of tasked men who went to Cupps'
home for the purpose of doing him bodily
inju-y. The others of the party left tbe
scent in a hurry after their leaders fell.
A woman with whom Cupps was keepin g
com any is said to be at the bottom of
Gen. I aaka to Sue Uncle Sam.
Boston, Oct. 15. General N. P. Banks
is to .nstitnte a suit against the United
States government for (3,000, which he
claim it has owed him since he retired
from the office of United States marshal
Necklaces and bracelets are made of
Mimosa seeds. At the Colonial exhibition
held in London in 18SG, in tbe West Indian
court t here was a very large display of or
namental articles made of nuts and seeds.
The very hard seeds of Symplocos spicata,
about the size of a pea, and resembling
minute pitchers when peforated, are strung
like beads by the natives of India and put
around the necks of children to prevent
evil. The green seeds of Dalbergia bibsoo
are worn by Santal girls as pendants from
the ear. In Tahiti the natives make
crowns and necklaces with the red seeds
of Pan dan us odoratissimus. Chambers'
A haidsome complexion is one of the
greatest charms a woman can possass
Pozzon 's Complexion powder gives it.
If voir clothier hasen t an overcoat
good en iugh for you, call at the Ameri
Call on . B. McKown for bard
and soft coil. Telephone 1.198.
Its a r ishing business the American
djing on overcoats.
Notbicg in town
like tbe American
Peach ice cream at Erell & Math's.
A DEE AM OF HAPPINESS
Maybe foil wed by a morning of "La Grippe
Easily, anc why? Because tbe displacement of
covering in bed, a neglected draught from a partly
cio-ed window, au open transom connected with
a windy entry in a hoivl, mny convey to your nos
trils and lut ss the deatb-deaMis biait. Terrible
and swift are the inroads made by this new des
troyer. Tbe medicated alcoholic nrinclDle in
Iloaletter's dtomach Bitters will check the dire
complaint. A persistence In this preventive of its
further development will absolutely checkmate
the dangerous nrilady. VJnmedicated alcoholic
stimulant are of little or no value. The hut me'
diumivtbel ltters. No less efficacious is it In cases
of malaria, b lliousness, constipation, rheumatism.
djrspepsia aid Kidney trouble. The weak are
nsuallr those upon whom disease fastens first.
Invigorate w th the Bitters.
- Igaffl Baking
DIPHTHERIA COMMUNICATED IN MANY
Tbe Easy Propagation or the Terrible
Malady by Momentary Contact with In
fected Persons or Sarronnd lngs Expo
sure, from Pet Animals.
Theextreme contagiousness of diphtheria
is well known. A moment's exposure to a
child suffering from it, even in the mildest
form, or in a room infected by a patient
weeks or months previously, or to objects
infected by being in the room occupied by
the patient, or to garments or objects in
fected by being worn or handled by him
while sick, has in numberless instances
communicated the disease. The diphtheria
virus adheres so tenaciously to' infected
persons or objects that they often commu
nicate diphtheria at a distance from the
source of tbe infection, and when there is
no suspicion of danger. Thus a child with
fatal diphtheria, seen by me la consulta
tion, apparently contracted the disease by
embracing a playmate, who was in the
street for the first time after an attack of
A French medical journal has called at
tention to the fact that resident phvsicians
and nurses in diphtheria wards, whose
persons and clothing become fully infected
by the diphtheritic germs, are very liable to
communicate the disease, unless they con
stantly employ precautionary measures.
I bus the shawl of a nurse sent to the bouse
of a friend introduced diphtheria into the
Many children have diphtheria so mild
ly that they do not complain of being sick,
have some appetite and are not confined to
their homes. Hence, diphtheria is often
contracted from these mild cases in public
conveyances and in places of public" resort..
DANGER IN SCHOOLS. . -' -
In tbe outdoor department at BoJlevue I
have often seen children with diphtheria
sitting among other children waiting their
turn for treatment. These children with
mild diphtheria, taking their meals regu
larly, though with poor appetite, and hav
ing so little fever that it is not noticed, are
often sent by their unsuspecting parents to
the public and private schools, and there
communicate diphtheria, frequently of a
malignant and fatal form, to their class
mates. I have been able to trace attacks
of dipbtberi.-t not only to the public and
private week day schools, but also to the
Sunday schools, and especially to the mis
sion schools designed for tenement house
It is now known that several animals,
even those that are pets in the nursery, are
liable to be attacked by diphtheria. In
deed, this has been proved, as we have
seen, in tbe lalxiratories, for bacteriolo
gists investigating tne nature of diphtheria
have in numberless instances communi
cated the genuine disease to animals by in
oculating them with cultures of the Klebs
It is very important that parents should
know that miik, the common food of the
nursery, is a culture medium of the diph
theritic germ. The specific bacillus fall
ing into the milk in handling at the farm
bouse or elsewhere crows and multiplies
in it. Mr. Cole, a veterinary surgeon of
Australia, published in the Australian
Veterinary Journal, February. 1S2, the
history of an epidemic of diphtheria that
was traced to the use of milk from a dis
DANGKIt IS MILK AND CATS.
The London Medical Times and Gazette
for January, 1S79, states that Mr. W. H.
Power, a health inspector, investigated an
outbreak of diphtheria and obtained suffi
cient evidence, in his opinion, that it was
caused by the use of milk that contained
the diphtheritic germs. The cows that
furnished the milk had what the veterina
ry surgeons designate garget or infectious
It is evident from tbe above observations
and facts that the utmost pains should be
taken to obtain milk designed for tbe
nursery from a healthy source, and to pre
vent its subsequent infection. We may
also anticipate our remarks on the preven
tion of diphtheria by stating that milk de
signed for the nursery should always be
subjected to the prolonged action of heat
near the boiling point, which destroys all
pathogenic germs. I invariably direct
that it be steamed in or over boiling water
two hours as boon as possible after its re
ception. Klein has made experiments showing the
identity of feline and human diphtheria,
though diphtheria in tbe cat presents some
anatomical characters different from those
in man, and tbe following observations ap
pear to show that it is sometimes commu
nicated by this pet of tbe nursery to the
children that fondle it:
The Medical Press and Circular, June 4,
1890. states that Dr. Lawrence reports two
cases under his care in which diphtheria
seems to have been communicated by cats.
In the first case, that of a little girl, a care
ful inquiry showed that she had not been
exposed to any patient with diphtheria,
although this disease was prevailing with
in a mile of the patient's residence, but
that she had nursed a sick cat some days
previously. The cat died soon after, and a
second cat liecanw sick and was killed.
DAXGElt IX FAKM ANIMALS.
Further inquiry disclosed the fact that a
neighboring farmer had lost seventeen cats
and another farmer fifteen cats from a
throat distemper. One of the farmers
stated that he had examined tbe throats of
some of the cats and found them covered
with a white membrane.
Observations show that the feathered
tribe are e.secially liable to diphtheria.
On the island of Skialbos, off the north
eastern coast of Greece, no diphtheria had
occurred during at least thirty years pre
viously to 16tv4, according to Dr. Bild. the
medical practitioner of the island.
In 1S4 a dozen turkeys were introduced
from Salonica. Two of them were sick at
tbe time and died soon afterward. Hie
others became affected soon afterward, and
of the whole numlier seven died, three re
covered aud two were sick at the time of
the inquiry. These two bad difficult
breathing, swelling of the glands of the
neck and a pseudo-membrane extending to
the larnyx. As further evidence that the
disease was diphtheria, oue of the turkey
that survived had parulysis of the feet.
j The turkeys were iu a garden upon the
north side of the town, and the prevailing
winds upon the island are from the north.
When this sickness was occurring among
the turkeys au epidemic of diphtheria be
gan in the bouses in proximity to the gar
den and spread through tbe town. It
lasted five months, and of U!5 individuals
attacked by diphtheria iu a population of
4,000 thirty-six died. From this t'me diph
theria has been established on the island,
and frequent epidemics of it have occurred.
Dr. J. Lewis Smith in Babyhood.
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
In Africa iron 'hoes are quite common
currency, reminding one of the iron money
of the Spartans. Mats, cloth, brass and
copper wire, and beads are also African
Taloabl Bobbish In Parfa.
A curious series of statistics establishes
the value of the refuse of tbe Paris streets.
The figures seem incredible, and show that
the ragpickers discharge a duty of primary
importance. Working at night, busy under
the gas lights with hook and panier, the
value of what they collect is estimated at
3,000 each day. Assuredly, one-half the
world does not know how the other half
lives. Of course the conditions of Paris life
are exceptional. Population is very close;
the tall houses are crammed with inhabit
ants; there are no gardens, as with us
there are but the houses and the streets.
The Parisians have a way of emptying
all kinds of lumber and refuse into the
streets, and then the ragpickers gather in
their harvest. A use is found for every
thing, and metamorphosis - never ceases.
All the details are interesting, though
some are rather disturbing. Rags, of
course, go to make paper; broken glass is
pounded, aud serves as the coating for
sand or emery paper; bones, after the
process of cleaning and cutting down,
serve to make nail brushes, tooth brushes
and fancy buttons; little wisps of women's
hair are carefully unraveled and do duty
for false hair by and by.
Men s bair collected outside the barbers'
serves for filters through which sirups are
strained; bits of sponge are cut up and
used for spirit lamps; bits of bread, if
dirty, are toasted and grated and sold to
the restaurants for spreading on hams or
cutlets. Sometimes they are carbonized
and made into tooth powder. Sardine
boxes are cut up into tin soldiers or into
sockets for candlesticks. A silk hat has a
whole chapter of adventures in store for it.
AU this work employs a regiment of rag-
fitkers, numbering close on to 20,000, and
each earning from twenty pence to half a
crown a day. With all the wonders of our
great city we have nothing quite like this.
Pall Hall Gazette.
"I am perfectly willing," said a practical
housekeeper, "to pay reasonable prices for
goods. I very rarely question or dispute
about the market price of an article. Espe
cially is this true of supplies for the table.
1 bold that cheap food that is cheap because
of inferior quality is unfit for deceut people
to eat, therefore my marketing is what
might lie called gilt edged. But when I go
to buy butter I have to take with me not
only a comfortable supply of the coin of
the realm, but a super extra stock of en
durance. "The grocer takes a tin bound wooden
dish, dips it in a pail of water until it is
thoroughly soaked, places it on the scales,
sometimes lays a sheet of waxed paper in
side of it and theu puts in the butter. 1
have unquestionably paid dollars and dol
lars wit hin the last year for water soaked
wood, tin bindings and paper, and I don't
"It seems to me to pay thirty cents a
pound for the amount of wrappings that
some grocers find it necessary to put
around butter is something of a stretch of
the courtesies of life, if not actual dis
honesty. "Families who buy butter by the pound
unquestionably pay one-quarter more for
their butter than those who buy it in quan
tity. There should lie a law forbidding the
weighing of some of these heavy dishes aud
including it iu the price of the butter. On
one occasion I took pains to weigh a pound
of butter done up in this fashion and found
that it weighed scarcely thirteen ounces,
including the bit of fine paper necessary to
wrap it." Xew York Ledger.
The Man and the Digestible Brick.
A familiar figure in the streets of Lou
den a few years ago was a certain colored
gentleman who, provided the bystanders
would subscribe tbe sum of one shilling,
promised to eat a brick. I stopped to
watch him on several occasions, but never
saw him even attempt to eat a brick. He
commenced the proceedings by producing
a large newspaper and laying it open on
the ground. He next took a few bricks
out of the pockets of bis coat, and laid
them, together with his coat, on the paper,
and then began a long peroration on the
digestible proerties of the brick.
Whether his audience subscribed the
necessary shilling or not, he still continued
to speechify until the arrival of "my friend
in blue" put an end to the proceedings,
and the brick eating gentleman, after care
fully picking tip his stock in trade, togeth
er with tbe subscriptions of his audience,
and after a lengthy argument with the po
liceman as to why he should be prevented
from getting an honest living, decamped.
Although, of course, this gentleman
never did actually eat a brick, or even a
small portion of one, there are cases on
record of people having eaten stones, pieces
of glass, knives, birds with their feathers
on, charcoal, cloth and similar luxuries.
When rtooth Was a Young Star.
The theater in Wheeling was over a car
riage maker's shop. It was a bare, bleak,
whitewashed place, heated in winter by
two stoves in the parquet and one in the
gallery. One bitter night Ted (Edwin
Booth) played Kiobard. When he went on
for the "Xow is the winter of our discon
tent" speech be looked over the house, and
seeing nobody, came toward the prompt
side and said to me, "Where's the audi
ence, Ben?" The few half frozen people
present were not visible because they were
huddled about tbe three stoves trying to
I rememlier that the stage was so dirty
that I wouldn't let Ted wear a new tifly
dollar robe that we had recently bought
and that we set great store by. I made
most of tbe continues that be wore on t hat
tour myself. After the performance I
would sit up fur a couple of hours in the
doubled lieuded room we always occupied
aud sew like a good one, while Ted sat by
smoking bis pipe, waxing the thread and
threading tny needles. We hud to do it,
for we could not ailord to buy wardrobes.
Interview in New York Epoch.
A Reward of 8400 for Seine Honest.
The highest reward for honesty that I
have yet heard of was 2.C00 francs, given
by the liauk of France to a public cabman
for having kept, securely a small bag con
taining 200,000 francs, which one of its
messengers bad forgotten in the fellow's
fiacre. For a long time the story of hon
est cabby was told and retold at every hack
stand and cheap drinking place in Paris,
and all Paris drivers lamented that this
sort of forgetfuluess on the part of mes
sengers was not more frequent. Paris
Cor. Boston Herald.
How Pearl Are Sorted.
The average diver thinks it a fair day'a
work to secure 100 pearl oysters in fifty
feet of water. After being taken ashore
the mollusks are allowed to die, when their
shells open of their own accord. The
pearls are classified by passing them
through a series of sieves, which assort
tbem into different sizes. Those which are
very small or defective are sold to make a
preparation for sore eyes and nervous -complaints
that is very popular ia tbe east
M c I NTIRE
This is Blanket Week
Immense assortment to select I ' w'001- s
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,
wonaerroi lor price,
uu assortment o'n,
scarlet. creTs ana
a thread of cot,
lino -i 8
want them. This is a
DUy CL0AHS. UdW
dren sand misses' cloaksV.
vanety and latest styles. '
Rock Island. Iilin
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carpe
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
124, 125 and 128
CLEMANN & SALZH
ROOK I BUND.
ROUND OAE STOVES
Are tlie Best.
Why buy the imitations? for all others are only tld
when you can buy the genuine
BECKWITH ROUND OAK
For nearly the same price at
John T. Noftskers
Who tas also a fine line of WOOD MANTLES, HEARTHS,
GRATES, ETC. Sole agent for the celebrated
ACOEN AND ALADDEN STOVES AND EANGES,
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Ave.
113 and 115 Brady Street.
ROOMS 50c to J.OO Per Day.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
HOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a epecialt j . Repairing done neatly and promptly
A share of yoar patronage respectfully solicited.
1618 Second Avenue. R'-c's
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Comer Seventeenth Bt. . .
And Seventh Avenue.
KTU kisde of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimates for all k:r.d of hc'MW
lamiiaeu on application.
()avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALL. DEPARTMENTS.
J. C. DUNCAN, Davenport
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty -third street and Fourth STenue, ... Hi"."
WILLIAM HAWTHORNE, Proprietor.
T5t houae DM jut been retttted throughout and is now in A No. 1 ndl.ion. K tel '
91.S5 per day boose and a desirable family hotel.