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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY.
f IfiTADTTi F - r i no -. ,
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,,, Tlil Interesting Conn-
tc" . . Lady Traveler.
0 i u.'hl" in the schools ns a
jt " .c.nn.hnaviau student has
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part ",". .
i today 1
h n tongue.
f,ir Ileum" civilization.
into t "ip ft """ "V"'S
'...rurn with thtftwime kind of
v"-" 7ntlicneieiit world, wear
' ,i ; iind lim n in hand
"I..;,,,. l.m-r in the tall,
1', hums worked l.y pulling a
,,...- I,v hand. Money is of
!!' " . ". i,! t lip rliii'f fllPAns
.e Inner n.ii..-
' l ....... t,f L'.)lls.
.no tin'-, . r-
iwl. fiini diiriiiKthe MS mont hs
'' ' ... '...mtmI tin Icelanders
AniM'? . .... .v..
-:, li ft to itici.i"! otvup'tiions tlnr
'l.fr's u.-trkiu'ss that education
'very i.;--!' stand.-ird. Kvery one
j '.i re.id and w rite, and many
..rriitnl unnther Inn.
own works nave ucru uiuim.cu
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,i ti,H iniiluiiilit sun is visible
j'a'v and AK"t. Eternal daylight
nut li ving to sieep in a
w li.lit ef day is not so charming
Ti:e want or nignt, or me
makes the constant light
i.-.MnnuMtnd 'rying, but nothing
jtirtjUiit lenui oi uaiKuesa must
iravs k:s w hen they meet, but I
iCfi'.va man kiss a woman. Cp
even oue Mi.-tKes nanus or takes
toany one they may meet on
fiy p:itll ami " Mil's, liiein Kouspeeu
r.iv nay are peine, oui iney
i? impossible, the lava and
Taw hard fr the feet and thedis-
.creat. 1 tie natives always ride.
.(WiUiuD generally ride astride.
e iearnl in palmistry and kindred
siei; us that w hen we grasp a, so to
boneless hand, a hand which aiv
lacruinpie up in your own, a hand
l-jupaareut vitality in it, to beware
I wner. and that the soft and firin-to-f:ca
hand is only possessed by an
: nan They aio assert that a thick.
I jaiiyasure sign or oostinacy ana
: m it owner. They tell yon that
irlutrti!. doitbie jointed people caDnot
I.re if they try Another authority
I -s If yuu want to know what sort of
.: are, examine your nose crit-
in tat i'.ass. t'eople or fearless dts-
in hreatlit fully and freely. All the
.u.;i..a have uuated nostrils. The
v.: n.Mtril shows histrionic talent.
Doseaiso droops it denotes a tragic
:.U'i if only the nostril the capacity
L:i: furtiie interpretation of comedy.
Ft tiie nose is thin at the bridge it
p-nerjsjty; while a nose that is
lat-.iit tiruiL's argues acquisitiveness.
.i:a "tip tilted like the petal of
:";he persoD is inquisitive. A pro-
: i r.ose argues a disposition to inves-
l: l uhead of the person, as it
acd wants to scent out things.
Tin Banner uf Joan of Are.
I :ce illustration is shown a npriliwnrk
li.eof the famous bannef which Joan
"ur.furd on man V a battlefield and
Hat the coronation of Clmrles XtL
: Oriciaal. Painted on whitA ailb- fa
ti in the cathedral of Orleans and
lywionce a year at the May festivi
Time uot having respected the much
-i relic, it la-came necessary to save it
mare ouuvion hy embroidering a
Gas Was 8s Sara It Was Dead That H
Went Into the Mtr After It.
When I lived In Texas, it was in Ata-
cosa.cotnty, about forty, or fifty miles
southwest of San Antonio de Bexar on a
ranch, where I was engaged in cattle rais
ing. Omi morning some seven or eight of
the nearest neighbors, representing as
many fannies, whose ranches were located
along the same little stream, the Atascosa,
the English of which is "Little Muddy "
met at tie ranch of Mr. James French
who livel at the upper end of the aettlo!
ment, near a small lake, or, rather, large
water ho e in the bed of said stream.
Ihis w;is not a running stream all the
year rou.id, but was formed of small
lakes of a few miles or less apart, and the
wnier on y ran irom take to lake l.,-i,,
I about three or four mouths of the late fall
ami winter seasons. At the time that I
write thi-re was no water in the rm.lt ex
cept in tl ese lakes, which was the home of
the beautiful and artistic alligator.
We had all brought our rifles with us
hoping to meet here for the purpose of
going -st me twenty miles out west to
drive away or kill some mustang horses
that had made their appearance near the
settlemet ts among the tame herds, it lieing
very dangerous to have the wild mustangs
"'"""S ueiu, us mey irequently injured
the tame geldings, killing some of them
and often enticing the whole herd with
them into their range.
vn nue we were sitting on the front ver
anda, emitting over the events of the past
two days, the prospects of crops, etc., a
negro wo nan who had been down at the
lake near the house engaged In the family
washing, came rushing toward the house,
screaming, "Alligator! alligator!" at the
top of her voice. The noise and frightened
appearan of the negress attracted the at
tention of the boys, and Gus Durand, one
of the ptrty, snatched up his rifle and
started for the lake, the rest of the party
following slowly after. Gus was an un
erring shot, and we knew that if he got a
fair bead on the 'gator's eye that he was
sure of his game.
We kept back far enough not to flush
the game and give Gus a chance to take
every ad antage of position, but we had
gotten sulficieutly close to see at least the
head and shoulders of the reptile out on
the bank, the other half of the body still
hanging i i the water. At the crack of the
gun the alligator slid back into the lake
and sank n about ten feet depth of water.
Of course we could not tell whether Gus
had touched him or not, whereupon some
of the boys began to guy him and offering
to bet that he hadu't even grazed the hide.
Now Gus had the utmost confidence in his
uneqaled marksmanship and was ready at
all times to back his judgment, whereupon,
to the surprise of us all, he coolly accepted
the challt uge and offered to cover anv
j man's ten dollars that he had killed the
The wager was settled and Gus deliber
ately doffed his clothing and plunged into
the water. It appeared afterward that the
alligator was not instantly killed and by
the merest accident Gus happened to land
right on Uie alligator's back just as the
reptile w&4 in the last throes of the death
agony and nad started to the surface, and
in a very few seconds landed hira safely on
shore, going through his last shiver in the
death struggle in a few feet of the water.
It is stated by those who claim experience
in the hab ts of the alligator that they al
ways come to land to die, and perhaps this
accounts partly for Gus' good luck in get
ting out alive, as we all agreed that it was
the most f ol hardy trick we ever knew Gus
Durand to be guilty of.
Gus' only reply to our remonstrances
was, "I knowed danged well I'd get his
eye," as ne coolly pocketed the golden
eagle. Philadelphia Times.
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FiCSlSt-.r ... . .
' OF ARC S BANNER.
' r'' il before tin. r.n,.;nni ..n
."."tw recognition. This task was
"r cumel some ladies
ft...,. "IC UHKUrn MnMAAnra f,
' ft' . 19 covenant while at
ilv , . angeis in adoration, one
ft ue r . v""u,u ueur-ae-lis. Lawer
Kiu. ,-,rHt:,;rie" encircle holy mono-
"Due liho. flu ,1,. . .- m-
data hanrf .
tfe k118 vocbulry of a citi
lW &Uitea witn common
laDdr. "uu or ordinry intelli-
uu readmit at ah, in nnn i-
lofthn , ColleKe Braduate,
I'fftmrw a e Purued a nniver
a7,ro,n . upward toper
ue8 'ocabularyis nsuallT
: 77:: M 1 "y year, of age. If
raiar, "7. ",e 'earned each day the
f'Jiary , ,1. "cn aay tue
l "" Eemr.i 7 wouo ne only
hJt,tw . r'10w Umt "oun8 chUdren
"rd more rapidly than that.
l 'cij Cle,,.,.,. ls tlle experiment with
rlt" il. euwrtained Antony by
ri of" ven- "' 111 " kil"' vf vinegar,
""Sj. At r, "ue Wont il45,
r !tat t T'" we know uf n vino-
oinh; .' ru"noiy tlie queen
! dorian u the vil'ewir, omitted
"Q -Hone s Everyday Hook
Xurray'a Queer Habits.
My friend Christie Murray must have
a marvelous constitution, because since
about the time he ran away from school
be has been carefully inverting the laws of
life and of Dr. Benjamin Richardson, ap
parently without any detriment, except to
the laws. lie had an enormous capacity
for work. While men were talking and
smoking (.11 around him I have known
him to go on working away at a chapter
of his novel with as much serenity as the
laureate Southey ever enjoyed among his
cats. The rapidity of bis writing on such
occasions was astonishing, and for four
hours at a stretch he never seemed to
pause save for the necessary filling of a
pipe or the polishing of his eyeglass.
After a spell of romancing he went at a
few weeks' newspapering, then he disap
peared to the country for about two weeks
of landscape painting. He usually came
back to town "dead broke," when he set
tled down for a week or so and wrote love
songs by the mile. With a replenished ex
chequer he took a walk in the country, oc
casionally breaking a window to get locked
up in a cot nty jail or poorhouse to pro
vide himsdt with new experiences and
new materiai for the newspapers or maga
zines. Chicago Tost.
A Japanese child three years old can
swim like .1 fish; and often children who
will not liarn of their own accord are re
peatedly tl rown overboard until they be
come expert swimmers. In the harbor
children seem to be perpetually tumbling
overboard, but the mothers deliberately
pick them out of the water, and, cuffing
them a little, go on with their work. It is
really astonishing at what age these boys
and girls will learn to scull a boat. A
boat twenty feet long most adroitly man
aged by tb ree children, all under seven
years of age, is no uncommon sight.
Notwithstanding their aptness at swim
ming, many boatmen get drowned, for no
boat goes to another's aid, nor will any
boatman save another from drowning, be
cause, as hn says, it is all fate, and he who
interferes with fate will be severely pun
ished in some way. London Tit-Bits.
Why W Be People la Dreamland.
It is quit possible that impressions upon
the mind and upon the nerves of sight
might suffice to convey the fullest convic
tion of th actual presence of one whose
image appeared in a dream, for the last
objects wh.ch the dreamer beheld before
failing asleep were his bedchamber and its
contents. He dreams of these, and also of
the figure 1 f his friend, which seems to be
inthemldttof them; and he will in con
sequence aisert most positively on the fol
lowing morning that "he was not asleep"
"he distinctly saw the figure standing
beside his bed" "he could not be mis
taken." Blackwood's Magazine.
Pa nt Instead of Clothes.
The Gasi i wear no dress, but paint the
whole bod '. Thus two messengers were
painted tl eir faces were white; the bodies
were paint 3d in two coats of purple and
ashy gray; the latter was scraped off so as
to show the former in patterns below.
Some men paint the body in horizontal
stripes, lik the zebra; or in vertical stripes
down the 1 ack, or with zigzags of a light
color. Pop alar Scieuce Monthly.
A Delicious ana Healthful Confection!
THE PUREST AND BEST CUM
VSH OFFHto TO THI PUBLICI
ITS MEDICINAL PROPERTIES ARE INVAIUABIEI
SCEE THEOAT, COUGHS A1TO COLDS,
ANO IS HIGHLY BENEFICIAL TO DYSPEPTICS.
It whitens the teeth and sweetens the breath, im
parts a pleasant tasie to the mouth, and an agree
able feeling to the stomach.
Honrs Choc-To C.nm is the best, tr it once, and
you will ose no other afterwards. If any dealer
yoa ask for it. has not got it. take no other, but to
somewhere else. You will find all progressive
dealers have it. that is the class of dealers to pat
ronize always for anything you want.
CHEW BORC'S CHOC-TO CUM,
59 A. 61 S. CANAL ST., . CHICAGO, lit
Ilarti 4 Bahnsen, Wholesale ArenU for Bock
i." 'tra7F ft a rgq. 'pV ' '
' ANTHRACITE. COAL.
i nwin.inviit bVhU. I II rl I . F
C. O. JD.
221 and 223
AL Laundry Work done on rhort notice.
A ipeclalty of Dress Skirts.
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & Li. J. PARKER,
BPTirst-clase work and tpecial atteitlnn to
KING TS VP,
Telephone No. 1214
For sale by all first-class Grocery dealers.
A pamp llet of Informatloo and ab- fj
1 Vatracto the lawa, Showing llow to
Obtain Patenta. arenia. Trade. V
V Marka. CnpTrtffnU, aent frt W
) X- 3ol Braadwar. f
W. C. MAUCKER,
Earing parcassed the
Property wtaiea ke ass had lefltted for the ko
tal basinesa, is aow prepared to accom
modate tranaiejit (aesta.
Dav and Regular Boarding
at very reasonable prices.
He is also engaged ia the
at the sane place with a choice lot of Groceries.
tun produce a specialty.
CHI-A(KROFK I8L?D PACIFIC KAIL-
firat .tre'et. Rk h p "'"nana
TRAIS8- tLiavi. tAaaiva.
Council Bluff Hianeao- I T. '
. U Day Express. . .7!..!?! f :5 amj 1 rtlO am
KSSneV JJPm nM'm
taKxprees f T:60pm n.fJBam
Oonncil Bmffg A Denver .
Limited Vevtibule Sx . f ''8am 8:8am
Kanaaa City Limited....;... iO:Mpm e-Mam
Atlantic Accommodation .... gjisSS
TGomgweet. tGtolngeaat. Drtj,
DUKL1NGTON ROUTE C, B. A Q. HAIL-rJ.Toa7ayeDF.'"tVenn'andBUUePtht-'
TRAIN8 ) tliVl 1BKITB.
lr k."Ppre,! 7 :35 pm 7 :18 pm
K..VJ . KxPre 5:45 pn. 7.66 am
vrllv "(Monmouth)... 8:an; l:bum
S,yiieWht 8terlulK) W:lpm 10:10 am
Sterling Pannenger 7:S0Sm 6:48 pm
Pgbn'e " 10:88 am 9:(pni
-1H1CAGO. MILWATJKKB ft ST. PAUL RAIL-'-f
wayRacine A Southweatem Division De
Weit'th4.tr?ft; be"een Firat and Second
avenne, E. D. W. Holmca. agen t.
TRAINS. Latb. Abkivs.
?tUpi1XPre 45 ":0b7m
?P"V-; :16pm 11:85am
Ft. Accommodation :o0;.n 10:10am
et. A Accon.modatlea 7:86an :10pm
ROCK ISLAND PKORIA RAILWAY-DB
pot Firei avenue and Twentieth street. '
H. Rockwell, Agent.
TRAINS. Laavs. i Abbtvs.
Fait Mall Express.... 8:10am 7:30pm
IP,ree 2 :S0 pm 1:80 pm
Cable Accommodation 9 : 10 am 3:00 pm
" 4:00 pm 8:06 am
MOST DIRECT ROUTE TO THE
East, South and Southeast.
Lv. Rock Ie'and.
Cum' ridse . .
8 :44 am
S :50 pm
6 :35 pm
3 57 pm
4 :5 pm
Lv. Peoria 110:15 am 4 :10 pm
Ar. Rock Island 1:30 pm 7:80 pm
Accommodation trains leave Ro' k Is'asd at
6:00 a. m. and 6.45 p. m: arnveat Peoria 8:45 p.
m. and 8:30 a. m. 1 eave Peoiia 6:C0 a. m. and
7:15 p. m; arrive Bock Island 4 :00 p. m. and 8:05
All trains rnn daily except Sunday.
All paste ger traira arrive and depart Union
Free Ct air car on Fast Express beta een Rock
Is'ond and Peoria, both directions.
Throogh ticket to all points; baggage cnecked
through lo destination.
Lv. Rock Island. ............. 9.10 am
Arr. Reynolds... 10 20 am
" Cable 1 11.00 am
I tioct island.
R n simiiw
A l .
... UI. .IV. V' u.
6.20 am it J Opm
7.00 ami 1.45 pm
7.55 ami 8.00 ym
Gen'l Tkt, Agent.
WACQUMIITEO WITH THE 6E0WHPHT OF THIS C0UKTRT W1U OBTAIN
MUCH VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM A STUDY OF THIS MAP OF THE
CMcap, M IsM & Pacific Rj,
The Direct Route to and from Chicago, Jollrt, Ottawa,
Peoria, La Salle, Moltne, Rock Island, in ILLINOIS;
Davenport, Muscatine, Ottumwa, Oakaloosa, Dei
Moinea, Wlnteraet, Audubon, Harlan and Council
Bluffa, In IOWA: MinoeaDolia and St Paul, in MIN
NESOTA; Watertown and Sioux Falls, In DAKOTA;
Cameron, 6L Joseph and Kansas City, In MISSOURI ;
Omaha, Lincoln, Falrbury and Nelson, in NEBRASKA ;
Atchison, Leavenworth, Horton, Topeka, Hutchinson.
Wichita, Belleville, Abilene, Dodge City, Caldwell, la
KANSAS; Kingfisher, El Reno and A) loco, In INDIAN
TERRITORY; Denver, Colorado Spring! and Pueblo,
in COLORADO. Traverses new areas of rich farming
and (razing lands, affording the beat faculties of Inter
communication to all towns and cities east and west,
northwest and southwest of Chicago and to Pacific and
VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
Leading all competitors in splendor of equipment,
between CHICAGO and DES MOINES. COUNCIL
BLUFFS and OMAHA, and between CHICAGO and
DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS and PCEBLO, via
KAN8A8 CITY and TOPEKA and via ST. JOSEPH.
Flrat Class Day Coaches, FREE RECLINING CHAIR
CARS, and Palace Sleepers, with Dining Car Service.
Close connections at Denver and Colorado Springs with
diverging railway Unas, aow forming the sew and
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTS
Over which snperbly-eaulpped trains ma dally
THROUGH WITHOUT CHANGE to and from Bait
Lake City, Ogdea and Ban Francisco. THE ROCK
ISLAND is also the Direct ana Favorite Line to and
from Man! too.. Pike's Peak and all other sanitary and
scenic resorts and cltlea and mining districts in Colorado.
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
From St Joseph and Kansas City to and from all im
portant towns, cities and section in Southern Nebraska,
Kansas aad the Indian Territory. Also via ALBERT
LEA ROUTE from Kansas City and Chicago to Water,
town. 81oux Falls, MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL.
connecUong for all points north and northwest between
the lakes and the Pacific Coast.
For Tickets, Maps, Folders, or desired information
apply to any Coupon Ticket Office in the United States
or Canada, or address
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBA8TIAN,
Qenl Manager. Gen-ITU. 4 Pi
well satisfied ftM
Is .l.e Best LaundrySoap in the World
NKFairbankACo. chfctft RCERS keep it.
Succeeeor to A dam eon & Ruick,
PnpT? ToloTifl Til
esfcatsa' a, v waa auauAiU Alia
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second Avenue,
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly dene,
tgf Second Hand Machinery bought, Bold and repaired.
H. SIEMON & SON,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Geneseo Cooking 8to.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1608 SECOND AVE.. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J". ZMI. OHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAarrrAimruB ot oxaoxxbj aitb mevm.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are beat.
aVSratewlaltUst Ths Oaristy "OTsTIB- and tb Cnrtatj "WATZB.''
BOCK ISLaSD, HJa,
SEIYKRS fc ANDERSON,
Contractors and. Builder,
AXXi XTJTDI OT OASPXaTTXB WOBK DOVB.
JsT is ii f b Uanf, shart saattos 4 aattstactfoa n"nl d.
(Mao aad Shop Ult ToarU ATean. BOCK ISLAND tt.t.
Fall and Winter Stock
OF GOODS BECEIVD BY-
HOPPE: The Tailor.
1ST Call and Examine.
fpen for the Seasop,
(moijitk avbnue) Joe Huber's Garden.
A magnificent place for picnics, parties, etc.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Shop corner Twenty-second street and Ninth STenne. Besidene 8W8
w as prepared to make estimate and do an kinds of Carpenter work. Give him a trial.
Proprietor of ths Brady Street
3 A11 kindj of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Hooeee Flower Store
One block north of Central Para, ths largest ia Is. sot Brady Street, Davenportjows.
C. J. W. SCHREINEB,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 and 1123 Fourth avenne. Eeeidenee 1118 Fourth avenne.
Flans snd specifications furnished on all elastes of wort : also agent of WtUer'a Patent In id
gliding Blinds, something new, styliih and desirable.
BOCK ISLAND. ILL.
GEORGE SCBaFEB, Proprietor.
1601 Secoid Avenme, Comer of 8lxtexith Btre OpportU Hunter Tbettr. -
The choicest Wines, Liquors, Beer and Ciears always on Hand
re Lsnch Brery Day - BandwlthesFTirnUhedongbo tSetiea
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