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THE AliGOS; THUKSDAT. OUTOBEH 22, 1891.
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Fresh cocoanuU at May'i.
Fine sweet applet and quinces atMi.j's.
At Yoang's opening (or prices in ?ro
eeries. j. C. Adams returned to Chicago last
For fioe bottle goods, wait for Youi.g's
Wrap, cloak and jacket week at 11c
Window shades in many beautiful pt
terns at Sutcliffe's.
The Redpath entertainment at Harper's
T. C. Herchell, of Coon Rapids, Io a.
is in the city visiting friends.
Aids Bladel and Johnson of the Fitst
ward are sight-seeing in Cblcago.
A little daughter has been born to Ro'i
'rt Burton and wife on Second street. .
Es-Postmaster Frederick Freeburg, of
Coal Valley, was in the citT yesterday.
. For a beautiful sign go to Sutclifft'.
. He is always prepared to do (fine wotl.
Watch for the crash in prices st
Young's opening the first of ntxt week.
Young expects to have all bis new
stock of goods opened by the first of too
Mrs. Alphons Mosenfelder left this
morning on a short visit to friends it
Go to Sutcliffe's for wall paper. lie has
the largest stock and the lowest prices.
He has no opposition. ,
Congressman Ben T. Cable returned
from his trip through the lower end of
the district last evening.
Wanted Painters and paper hangers
at Adams Wall Paper Company. Come
ready to work tomorrow morning.
Striking values are being shown in Mc
Cabe Bros.' cloak department ibis week,
which may not be duplicated later on.
A brush attachment to the life guards
as a means of sweeping the rails as the
car moves, is being tried on some of the
The Twin-City Columbian committee
meets . this evening at the rooms of th
Rock Island Citizens' Improvement asbO
John Mulhern laid a fine Carbon Cuff
tile walk in front of Murrin's new block,
corner of Fourth avenue and Twenty
firwt street, vcs'crdiy.
11:8. L. Bauer, who has been visiting
with ber du2tter, Mrs. Louis M"8-n-fetder,
the p i-t few days, returned this
morning to hr-r home in Chicago.
This has bet n a great week so far in
HcCabe Bros.' cloak depaitment. More
garmfnts sold than dunng the same num
ber of dw at any time in their business
experience.' ' :
Edward P. E liott, the bcr'esque char
acter impersonator. Miss Ella M. Cham
berlain,' the wonderful whistler. Miss
Sdith Christie, violin soloist, John Fran
cis Gilder, accompanist and Master Cecil,
' the child artist, at Harper's theatre to
night. T H Ellis and Postmaster Howard
Wells were witnesses before the United
States grand jury at Peoria yesterday, in
the criminal case of the government vs.
KcClsnahan. Mr Ellis' former employe,
who stole postal orders amounting to
$62.50 from Mr. Ellis and decamped
with the money.
Should a vote be taken by the patrons
of the Great Rock Island route as to
which is the most popular conductor on
the Illinois division, we believe that Gen
eseo's own Cberley Grain would be elected.
His passengers look upon him as a trusted
guardian, mentor and friend. He is a
friend to everybody, and everybody is bis
friend. Geneseo News.
Gen. D. W. Flagler left Washington
Tuesday to inspect a number of ordnance
posts, including Rock Island arsenal,
where he expects to arrive early next
week. The general has lately purchased
a lot in Washington Heights for S16 900
and intends to erect a handsome residence
An awkward workman in attempting
to shut off the water in the main on
Twenty-second street and Fourth avenue
this mcrning.turned the valve the wrong
way and the force of the water blew out
the cai on the plug pipe running into
Twenty-second street. The consequence
was the street was flooded for a time, and
until Superintendent Murrin arrived and
righted things. Murrin has a faculty of
always proving himself the right man in
the right place. ,. f
A conferenca of railroad men was held
at Divenport today to consider methods
of improving the transfer of cars in Rock
Island and Davenport between the C,
B, I. A P.. the B.C. R. & N. and the
R. I. & P. A number of officials of the
various roads were present and also vis-
" ited Rock Island. A satisfactory arrange-'
ment was agreed upon.
Used in Millions of Homes
Hon. Charles Dunham and Col. H. V.
Fisher, of Geneseo, have recently been
engaged In a heavy land transactions in
the northeastern part of Henry county.
They bought from the heirs of the late
Charles Atkinson the tract in Yorktown
township known as the Atkinson tract,
and comprising 1 800 acres. They bought
the tract in a body, and have since sold
it in a body to Col. Bogardus, of Paxton,
111., a gentleman who nukes it a business
to drain and develop swamp lands
It is understood that the Geneseo
gentlemen made a nice thing out of the
At the h"mi of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall
Sbaw, 2303 Sixth avenue last evening oc
curred the marriage of Miss Gussie Shaw
to Robert Ru9sell of Davenport, Rev. R.
F. Sweet, rector of Trinity church officia
ting. An elaborate wedding feast fol
lowed the ceremony. The bride is one
of Rock Inland's most popular young
Indies, and the groom Is held in the high
est esteem in Davenport, where he was
bore and raised and where he is pursuing
his trade, that of printer. The Abgcs
joins in the raultituda of congratulations.
R. J. McG3e. of Cnicago, is ia the city
for the purpose of superintending the
placing of his granite log cabin in Spen
cer square in a more attractive and ad
vantageous position than at present. It
is Mr. McGee's plan to elevate the design
and place it on a sort of hillside, thereby
giving it a more natural and realistic ap
pearance. Mr. McGee, to whose liberal
ity, public spirit and artistic taste Rock
Island is indebted for this ornament, is
determined to so arrarge it that it will be
a source of piide to everyone in Rock
Island appreciating improvements of the
nature such as have been made in Spen
Io Woline st about noon yesterday Mr.
acd Mrs. Peter Langehn'8 11 -year old
son met with an unfortunate accident by
which bis right eye was badly injured.
Wishing to open a bottle of catsup from
which it was diffi ult to remove the cork,
be took it out of doors to a pile of brick,
upon which he placed the neek of the
bottle and stiuck it with a hatchet. As
be did so fragments of the glass flew in
different directions and one struck him in
cr near the right eye, iLfllcting a wound
ttiat bled !rofusely and caused him much
pain. He was taken to D. Kerns', who
examined the eve and advised that the
boy be taken to Davenport. What the
n suit of the accident will be cannot be
determined at present.
In the Davenport city council last eve
ning the amended ordinance for the Dav
et port & Rock Island consolidated rail
way right-of-way on that side of the
river came up in the form of a resolution
from the committee to whom the matter
wis referred. The company was granted
reasonable privileges as far as removing
an 1 maintaining tracks are concerned, but
the re were certain provisions wbich no
corporation would accept. Oae was
that the company permit other compa
nies to use its tracks in the central part
of the city upon the condition that such
companies shall pay a pro rata share of
the expense of construction, repair and
operation. This requirement simply ren
ders the ordinarce worthless as inviting
opportunity for bulldozing or other
wise imposing upon the present holders
of the franchise. There were other
seeniDglv unfair sections not so object
toin ible es the aboye, however; Action
on the ordinance was suspended and
Manager Louderback left for Chicago
last evening to confer with bis associates.
N 'wi was received in the city yester
day of the death of Martin B. Stoddard,
formerly of this city, which occurred at
Denver on Tuesday night. He leaves
six children C. H. Stoddard, of this
city; George 8 , of Moline; Frank, of
Horton, Kas.; Chester, of Sidney N. Y.;
Theoioie, of Ashbury, N. J., and Mrs
George Feed, of Denver. He was 93
years of age. .
Mre. Amanda Babcock died at the resi
dence of ber daughter, Mrs. George
Dodg j 3047 Tenth avenue at 2 o'clock
bii morning, aged 75 years. She is one
of the oldest residents of the city, haying
been narried to Mr. Babcock here over
50 years ago. Her husband died in 1866.
since wbich time she has made her
home with ber daughter. She leaves
two cMldren, Sirs. George Dodge, and
Frank Babcock residiDg on Moline avenue.
The funeral will occur from the residence
of Geo-ge Dodge on Tenth avenue at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
Miss Minnie Bromley, daughter of
George A. Bromley and wife, died at her
parents' home, 1509 Second avenue, at 9
p.m. last evening, after an illness of
five dtys, aged 16 years. The funeral
nnrtir, t mm thtt V,rat Rikntist fhtirfh tn-
ynorrow morning at 10 o'clock.
40 Years the Standard.
T Vanishing Tribes.
It is interesting to talk with civilized In
diana and learn from them what they may
know of the present and past conditions of
their race. Speaking of the prevalence of
consumption stniong the Indians on the
Klamath agency calls to mind that a few
more years will find those Indians nearly
all in their graves.
Henry Jackson, of Klamath, assigned a
very plausible reason for their decline. He
says their food is now different from that
of the wild Indian, and their habits of life
are very changed. Formerly they roamed
at will, clad Bcantily with rough skins or
naked, just as fancy suited them. , Now
they are clothed And housed and often re
moved to different climes, and the changes
of temperature at once make themselves
teft and attack the lungs. Mr. Jackson
talked freely of the old Indian chiefs.
Sconchin, the last chief of the Modocs,
and one of the leaders in the Modoc war, is
still living. He is weak and stone blind,
and most be considerably over a hundred
years of age. Choctaw, the last com
mander of the Snakes, surrendered lm life
and passed on to the happy hunting
grounds only three weeks ago. He also
was blind, and was a hundred or more
years of age.
Allen Divid, who used to be a great
chief among the Klamaths, is still living,
although at an advanced age. The light
has also gone out of his eyes and he has to
depend on his people for food and care. The
tribe relations are all broken up, and from
Mr. Jackson'B words it is seen that very
soon the last of the original chiefs will
have passed to that bourne whence no
traveler returns. Although not disappear
ing with the buffalo, as it was years ago
said they would do, the American Indian
will not be far behind the beast of the
prairie in passing from view. Salem (Or.)
A Joke That Failed.
There was a very green Englishman at
West Point, Ga., who was talking about
purchasing land near by for a peach
orchard, and as he strolled around the
depot the half dozen drummers who hap
pened to meet there put up a job on him.
One of them borrowed a coat and a hat of
a farmer, took the cartridges out of his re
volver, and with the weapon held aloft in
bis hand he suddenly jumped into the
waiting room aud yelled:
"Whoop! Im a cantankerous old fighter
from the headwaters of Fighting creek!
I'm half boss and half alligator! I'm down
on everything that walks on two legs, par
ticularly Englishmen! Whar's the bloody,
bloom 111 Hriton who called me a liar?"
"What's the row about?" inquired the
Englishman, as he came to a halt aud
"Whoop! I've fit in three wars and kept
a graveyard of my own the rest of the
time."' shouted the terror as he danced
around. "Down on yer marrow bones and
beg my pardon if yer want to live two min
"I dawn't have to, ye knaw!" drawled
the Briton, cool as ice, and he squared off
and landed a thumper on the drummer's
nose which piled him over atnoni? the sacks
of cottonseed meal nnd dazed him so that
he couldn't speak for the next five min
utes. We had to hold the "foreiguer" to keep
him from following him up, and when the
drummer had been sponged off and brought
to, he sat down on a baggage truck and
held his nose and reflected a long time.
Then he slowly remarked:
"When you fellows get throngh being
tickled, perhaps you can explain at jus
what stage of the game the belt run off."
When Rooth Dodged Dead Cat.
When I first saw Edwin Booth it was as
Richard at the old Chatham Street theater
in thU city. He had gone on suddenly as
a substitute for his fat her. He was only
a hoy, but in spite of his laqkiness he made
a favorable impression. Oid Booth- didn't
want him to be au nctor, but he usually
kept the lad in his dressing room to help
him on and off with his clothes.
In 1S53, when Edwin was twenty-one
years old, he came back from Australia
with Dave Anderson, where he had been
starring in a vagrant sort of way, aud.
landed in San Francisco. At that time
Sam ColviUe was the manager of the
Sacramento theater, and I was stage man
ager, having left Edwin Forrest to take
While at the "Bay," as we used to call
"Frisco" in those days, Edwin and 1 be
came acquainted. We put our beads to
gether, and the result was that we went to
Sacramento and took a theater there, be
ing equally interested in the profits. Ed
win opened in "Richard," and played three
or four weeks quite profitably. Then sev
eral stars came along and he supported
them. One was a woman from Salt Lake.
Edwin acted Claude to ber Pauline and
the house was packed nightly. .
Among other incidents was the engage
ment of a stagestruck dancing master
named Clapp. He played Hamlet and Ed
win went on for the Ghost, and managed
to keep out of the way of the dead cats and
decayed vegetables that were hurled at
Clapp; but it was lively and undignified
dodging for the perturbed spirit of the
Dane's father. Interview iu Xevr York
Hair and Fine Cloth.
It is because of their scaly structure that
those hairs which possess it are endowed
with the property of felting that is, of be
ing so interlaced aud entangled by certain
mechanical operations us to form a dense
clothlike texture. The substance of men's
hats is made of lambs' wool aud rabbits'
fur, not woven, but simply beaten, pressed
and worked together between damp cloths.
The same property makes woven wooleu
tissues close aud thick, and it is on this ac
count that worsted stockings shrink, be
coming thicker and firmer after they have
been worn for awhile and washed fre
quently. Broadcloth is given its close and firm
texture by the intimate union of the felted
wool fibers of which it is composed. From
the somiuerciitl point of view, the excel
lence of wool is determined by the close
ness of the lit le teeth or scales. Merino
fiber has 2,400 teeth to an inch, while an
even superior wool for felting purposes,
called Saxon, is seen uuder the microscope
to have 2,7:20 teeth to au inch. Interview
in Washington Star.
Nature in an Vn familiar Attitude.
Sometimes, almost unawares, one catches
nature in an unfamiliar attitude that
leaves an impression on the mind of having
learned something distinctly and entirely
new. It usuaily requires a passage through
some physical discomfort a facing of
rain or snow, or a wading through wet
and tangled grass. The unusuainess of
the experience is its chiefest charm. One
is generally alone on such trips. Thera is
no one out but those who really lova
nature, and this gives a sort of proprietor
ship in the scene. But, it must be re
peated, this feeling must be purchased at a
proportionate expense of energy nature
does not Invite as on a June day. Boston
, The Persoaalva Book Agent. .
Book Agent Can't I sell you a copy of
the "Exploration of the Holy Land?"
Hostetter McGinnis I can't read.
"Bat your wife might want to read it."
"She can't read, either."
"How abont your children? ' They can
read, can't they? .
"Not a word," .
"Well, you keep a cat don't you?"
"Yes, but the cat can't read, either."
"I know that, but you need something
to throw at the cat, and this book is
just the right size." Texas Sittings.
He Was All Right.
Tommy Slimson Mamma,' would it
be wrong for me to take a couple of
feathers from your bonnet to play Indian
Mrs. Slimson Yes, it would. Yon
haven't done it, have yon?
Tommy No'm. I only took one.
An Accommodating Man from Pittsburg.
There were cinders on his white hat
and duster, bnt he didn't mind that. He
stood at Twenty-eighth street, inspecting
the remnants of Broadway with great
interest, and softly whistling "The Un
dertakers' Picnic" He was just getting
a purchase on the chorus when two
elderly ladies, evidently strangers, ap
proached him in some perplexity.
"Will you kindly tell us." said the
elder of the two, "how to reach Fourth
avenue and Twenty-first street?"
"Certainly, madam. Walk right up
this street six blocks, turn to your left,
walk two acd there you are," and he
waved them up Broadway as confidently
as if the globe would not need to be trav
ersed before Fourth avenue and Twenty-first
street could be reached by that
"Thank you so much," chorused the
two women gratefully, starting off as
directed, exactly as they should not go.
The chorus of "The Undertakers' Pic
nic" was softly resumed, but the whistler
strolled slowly down to a policeman on
the next block,
"Say, if I went six blocks np here and
turned two to the left, where would I
"Eighth avenue and Thirty-fourth
"Anywhere near Fourth avenue and
"I directed two women there."
"To reach Fourth avenue?"
"Been long in New York?" asked the
policeman, looking suspiciously at the
"Four hours. Came in on an excur
sion from Pittsburg."
" What are you directing people around
for when you don't know anvthing your
self?" ""I always do know. When I don't
know I make a bluff," said the gentle
man from Pittsburg, with dignity.
"Them women didn't know me; odds
was two to one; they took 'em and lost.
That's all. The walkin around here."
he added, eying the Broadway trench
meditatively, "ain't Al, but I reckon
them women, with a day's start, will get
there if they hustle. Wot's the matter
with this street, anyhow? Bonn for gas?
More hole than gas, ain't there, so far?
Where's Coney Island?" New York
"What do you keep that club for?"
asked the visitor in a small western
"Couldn't run the paper without it,"
was the reply. "That's the editorial
staff." Washington Star.
'When Found Make a Note Of.'
When the professor itrUe3
the key hia apt pupiU will
make a note cf it with no un
certain sound. Muscans
would do well to, make a note
of tbia address 1726 cond
Avenue -whr is loutel the
musical emporium of D. Roy
Of the Week:
Thursday, Oct 22, represen
tatives of one of the largest
cloak houses iu the United
States will place on exhibition
in our cloak department their
entire line of capea, jackets and
wraps of every deBcri pt ion. A n
unusual opportunity for seleot
idg A. stylish wrap from a very
large assortment. '
Thursday, this week.
If you don't care to purchase
we will be pleased to see you
Furniture and Carpe
1525 and 1527
CLEMANN & SALZMANH,
. ROUND OAK STOVES
Are the Best.
Why buy the imitations? for all others are only tk
when you cai buy the genuine
BECKWITH FOUND OAK-
For nearly the same price at
Joh.ii T. Noftskcn
Who haa also a fine line of WOOD MANTLES, HEARTEi
GRATES, ETC. Sole agent for the celebrated
ACORN AND ALADDEN STOVES AND RANGES,
113 and 115 Brady Street.
ROOMS 50c to 1.00 Per Day.
Oents' Fine 8hoei a specialty. Repairing done neatly acd promi'tlr
a uro ai your patronage repcirnuy aoucitea. . , .n
1618 Second Avenue. R.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and. Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth Bt. . . Port IsWI
Mr All kinds of carpenter work a apeclalty. Plans and etlmatei for all kindt of
famished on application.
JQavenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ATT. DEPARTMENTS.
Souvenirs Fnr m
Oct. 23 , ry a,iy
wuSar,dwin aM t.
of the 'r :!!'lji
to all adyca
room wiiibin '.4PntJ
that Mi68 mCH
-".a i'rictly n-
lU13 e in new tl
Butterick patterns -f,n
stock. TWonu.- , Jl,;
tnr -rrr.n v lM
Bock Island. Ulinoi,
THE LARGEST STOCKOf
IN THE THREE CITIES,
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Ave
Minufacturer of all ktcds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
J. U. UUiNUAiN, udw
MTHE POS I T I VE C U RE
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