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THE AliGUS; SATUKDAT. OCTOBER 4. 1891. i
Watch for Young.
Wait for Young's opening.
Fine Catawba grapes at Boos.
f Young's grand opening next week
Fancy Michigan peaches at Boros'.
H. J. Lowrey, ol tHiicai, i in The cliy
Nice California peaches, pirj anil
grapes at Boros'.
H. D. Mack went to Chicago last
night on business.
Kate Claxton in the "Two Orphans" at
the theatre tonight.
P. H. Maston. of Kansas City, is visit
ing with friends htre.
W. A. Bowles of the Orion Times, was
in the city yesterday.
Go to Clemann & Salzmasn's for car
pets and oil clo.hs. '
Fine extension tables and dining room
chairs at O. O. Iluckstaedi's.
Mrs. Col. Martin, of Florida, is visiting
ber neice, Mrs. CP. Bowen.
P. L. Mitchell left tbis morning on a
; visit to his daugbter at Indianapolis.
The right place to buy wall paper and
the right prices is ai George SutcliCe's.
S. R, Wright returned from the K. P.
convention at Springfield tbis m iming.
Hoi. Bin. T. Cable leaves tonight for
San Antonio, Tex . on a business trip.
Carpets and oil cloth, the largest assort--ment
in the city at G. O. Iluckstaedi's .
Mrs. August Herkert has broken
ground for her new borne on Seventeenth
T. C. Ark mm. of Nashville, Tennes
see, is in the city on a short visit to
The grand annual masquerade of the
saw mill boys will be held at Armory hall
this evening. -
T. H. Thomas has returned from Chi
cago. Mrs. Thomas remains for a more
Just received a new line of sideboards
and dining room tables at Clemann &
The tutchel irs of the Methodist church
will ectf r a n iheir friends Tuesday night
Admission 10 cents.
A new line of book cnsei and writina
desks just received at Clemann & Salz
mann's. They are beauties.
A meeting is to be held at the Harper
house this evening to organize a sort of
local traveling nv-n's sor-ial club
The greatest crash in prices in the his
tory of our; ity ot Young's opening the
first of the week . Watch fr r it.
The sum and substance of Bros Weils'
report to tbe postmaster general oa the
Rck Island potofflje:"I M I-M I-I "
W. Dillon and James Williims were
each 8aed S10 and costs by Magistrate
Wivill this morning for disorderly con
Lou's Mohr, of this city, arrested here
for the larreay of a watch in Worth
CeMintj, Iowa, was sentecc.d to 30 days
in the county j ail there.
Mrs. J. J Johnson, who has been
visiting with friends in the city for some
time past, returned to her home in Omaha
Mrs. George Weaver of South Moline
died yesterday of paralysis, aged 70
years. She had resided in tta'. city over
50 years. Her aged husband survives
H. F Lamp has opened the coal office
formerly belonging to Bailey Davenpor',
comer of Eleventh Street and Tenth,
avenue, and is nojv ready to fill all
Buy your wall paper while George
Sutcliffa is cleaning out his fall stock,
and while he is selling it from 20 to 80
per cent lower than any other dealer in
For TL'M A house ot.fi ve rooms, also
rooms for light housekeeping, and fur
nished rooms for lodging, all between
Twcluii .nd Thirteenth street! on Third
avenue. J. L. B-an.
S. A. Marscball will serve a grand lunch
at hit place this evening to which be in
vites bis friends. Joseph Rosette, the
harpist, has been engaged for tie after
noon and evening.
Do not wait for cold weather, but
while the weather is fair to do ycur re
novating and bouse cleaning, and buy
your wall papjr of George Sutcliffe; the
only 'exclusive writ, paper housee In the
The C-, R. I. & P. railway company
has b (gun tbe wcrk of raising its pas
te nger depot to prade. This work and
also the paving of the property about
the depot will be pushed as rapidly as
The little 4 year-old daughter of C A.
Miller residing on Eleventh street, was
bitten through the right hand by a vi
cious dog late yesterday afternoon. The
l and was badly lacerated, but no serious
results are anticipated.
Morris Roeenfield has commenced the
eica ration for his new residence on
Seventh avenue and Nineteenth street,
S eve O'Connor having the contract. It
will be one cf the handsomest and moat
imposing homes iu the three cities.
Seme wandering Gypsies took posses
si n of Mrs Webber's yard on Elm street
la-st night and as they seemed disposed
to rui things to suit themselves the po
1:C3 were notified and they were requested
to "move on."
Miss Mahon, of New York, will be at
Mc In tire Bros, Monday and Tuesday
with a fall line of sizes of "Her Majesty's
corsets." Those who have been fitted
are delighted with the corset. Miss Ma
hon wishes to explain its merits whether
you buy or not.
Messrs. Kemble, Knowlton and Grot
jan left this morning on a north bound
Milwaukee train for a day's sport with
rod and line. When they return it may
be recessary for the fish commission to
restcck the adjacent waters with fish,
and it may cot.
Dr G. L Ejstcr returned this morning
from Kansas City where be attended the
annual convention of the American Pub
lic H3alih association which represents
the medical fraternity of the United
States, Canada, Mexico and a number of
the states 6f Central America. The next
meeting will be held in the City of Mex
ico. The government of Mexico has
offered to take care of the de'.egates from
the time they reach the Mexican line until
they l ave the country and to bear all
expenses while there.
AN EGOTISTICAL EPISTLE.
Boss Wells is Not at All Slow
About Puffing Himself.
A Maniple of Tata viory of Which It
Hull be Ulfflealtt Find a Far.
The news of the London's misfortune
detailed in last night's Arocs was re
ceived everywhere with expressions of
surprise intermingled with profound re
gret, while tbe hope was generally ex
pressed that the enterprising proprietors
might ho arrange their affairs as to again
resume business. The failure of such
a business bouse is a source of regret
alike to all classes of business men, for
the London's method of advertising has
helped every class of business in Rock
Island, and the business man who talks
against the company talks against his
own interests and tbe. interests of tbe
This mominj a large number of addi
tional attachments were flit d. tbe total
liabilities now aggregating something like
Cakes Without Eggs,
Observing housekeepers quickly learn that Dr. Price's
Cream Baking Powder is far superior to other brands in
the fact that they never fail to make the finest pastry, and
if they wish to be economical they can dispense entirely with
eggs and can use a less quantity of butter for shortening
purposes. The advantage is not alone in the saving effected
but in avoiding the trouble and frequently the great difficulty
of securing eggs that are fresh. Th:s is often a serious
Cakes of various kinds from the informal Griddle
Cakes to the stately Bride Cake can be made with Price's
Cream Baking Powder, which insures lijht, sweet and hand-?
some cakes; or when used for Griddle Cakes to be eaten hot
enables their production in the shortest tpace of time, always
tender -and delicious.
Dr. Price's is the only Baking Powder that contains the
white of eggs. None so pure ! None so wholesome ! ,
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is re
ported by all authorities as free from Ammonia,
Alum, or any other adulterant. In fact, the
purity of this ideal powder has never been ques-
If Mr. Wells does not get the reputa
tion of being a model postmaster it will
not be the fault of Mr. Wells himself.
As a matter of course it docs not make
any difference to the public in general
what kind of a postmaster Mr. Wells is,
so that the government tailor at Wash
ington is satisfied, and that he may be
satisfied, he has called upon Mr. Wells to
write up a little account of himself and
how he does things. Tbe latter has complied
with the suggestions of his superior, and
the result is about as remarkable a parcel
of egotism as could be put together.
A.S an apology for the boss vain
glory thus expressed, tbe Union
makes the strange confession that the re1
port followed the postmaster general's
public flattery of Mr. Wells' methods and
before, in fact, be knew- them, and in
which the Rock Island office was termed
"a model office.' But without dwelling
at any length on the unfortunate revela
tion that Rock Island should have merely
come in for tbe praise so freely bestowed
by Mr. Wanamaker on all his political un
derofflce holders.and that the stereotyped
application, "a mdel office," was no
particular distinction after all
tbe public will be apt to devote its atten
tion with more or less interest to "Post'
master Wells' personal report," which
tbe Union has come so mysteriously into
possession of. To the mind of the aver
age citizen it would appear 8'range tbat
a citizen holding a public offlje should
deem it necessary to explain that he had
given the office, "close personal attention.
as without that, no business can be a
success, aud I have lo oked on the post
office as being my business during my
term, and not a side show." But there
are a few other quite entertaining little
passages in the boss' personal epistle of
which the public should not be disprived
tbe privilege of reading, and hence they
are reproduced in Tbe Argus in the most
I have now eight carriers with from
two to four deliveries pet day, wbicb
are mane promptly and to the enti e
satisfaction of the public."
I have my carrier, in the business
part of the city, make two collections at
night, one at 7 for all mails goirg
south and west, and one at 9 for
trains going east.'-
"I use Bradstreet's Commercial Report
to fiad firms where letters have been
missent to Rock Island. It seems that
when a man begins to write the name of
a town beginning with "It," be pu's
down Rock Island. Nearly all these
letters can be delivered by using a Re
port. Where a letter is directed to a
firm not in Rock Island and they cannot
be found in report, I return them to the
tender, explaining that no such firm is in
"I use tbe telephone to find how mail
trains are for time, and if they are too
far behind the carriers are sent out wilh
the mail on band."
"I pay oft 13 railway postal clerks, and
do not hesitate to ask for all the informs
tion I want on tbe subject ot sending let
ters. They are so well posted that they
can be of great assistance to the postoffl ie,
and I find them very accommodating."
"I try to make tbe money order system
popular, and am glad to say tbat the bus
iness is increasing all the time; more for
eign orders are issued than eyer before,
and the public are pleased with the con
duct of tbe money order department To
make a postoffice popular the postmaster
must study to please tbe public.
In conclusion tbe boss has one of bis
funny attacks, and this is what striker
him as fitting finale of a business post
master's report to his superior, on how to
run a public office:
"Pay particular attention to the 'kick
era,' for tbey can tell a postmaster lots of
things be doesn t know be prompt in
answering inquiries equally as prompt
in loosing up lost letters, parcels, money
orders, postal notes, etc. If he does all
tbis and tbe public are still dissatisfied,
he bad better resign, "and go not west,
but soutb, where if they don't like a post
master tbey will kill him."
After reeding Mr. Wells' remarkable
letter It is just possible to imagine that
Rock Island would not have suffered to
any considerable ex'.cnt if the author had
begun his public career iu the sunny
climes of which he writes so intelligently.
An Intrfstins hectare at tbe High
Mrhool .at Krrnlnc.
The assembly room of the High schoi 1
was well filled with teachers and pupils
last evening to hear Prof. Bixby lecture
off the "Beauty and Wonders of Words '
lie was introduced at 8:15, and for an
hour, by his entertaining manner and
rare enthusiasm, held his audience. The
lecture was more valuable as an incentive
to a thorough study of language, than as
an addition to knowledge.
The speaker went on to illustrate how
many words were formed from a single
root. He said tbere are only 497 diner
edt root words in all tbe languages, yet in
tbe Eoglish language Alone Were are 14,-
000 words. He made the statement also
that it is possible for tbe human oice to
express 46 distinct tones, and the best ed
ucated English scholar never ues more
than 10.000 words. He further Said that
words ought always to represent ideas, or
pictures in the mind, and that whenever
a human being became possessed of those
pictures aud had the vocal organs netet-
sary, he would cause words to express
these ideas. He then related the strange
story of a family living in the deep wild
erness of Minnesota. The father and
mother are mutjs, the three children had
not seen, only occasionally a trapper for
a few moments, any humau being, and
yet wben discovered they were using over
100 words, mostly names, expressing cor
rectly the pictures of things around
From many illustrations given we were
led to understand that if parents knew
the meaning of tbe names given their
children tbey would in many cases make
different selections. Five hundred years
before Christ tbe Arabs taught language
more wisely than we do cow; for tbey
taught tbe beginnings of words, while we
toss to our children words without num
ber that, to them, haye no meaning. The
original source of language cannot be de
termined, but 2,200 years ago tbe priests
in tbe temple at Banores chanted the
hymns of the Yedos. Tbe English sol
diers broke into this temple and carried
large fragment! of these hymns to Lon
don where they became the wonder of
philologists from every nation, and it
was soon discovered tbat here was a per
fect language; so it was called sans ript.
Tbe audience was interested in learn
ing tbat tbe human tongue is tbe only one
so constructed as to articulate sounds,
and that Darwin had to confess publicly
that tbat fact broke his charm of evolu -tion.
this phy ical characteristic clearly
proving that man is an individual species.
According to the speaker's view there are
six languages only, three being feeble and
three strong. In order they were given:
Chinese, language of China, Japan, etc.;
Uamitic. language of Africa, and Oceanic,
language of Australia and adjacent isl
ands. The strong ones are, American,
Semetic and Argan.
The American language is the oce
spoken by tbe Indian, tbe Semetic He
one spoken by the descendants of Shem,
and the Aryan tbe language spoken by
tbe peop'e of India and Europe, beirjg
composed of the Sanfcrit, Latin and
Greek, with the subdivision, Celtic,
ADjjles-Saxon and Norman. Through
the Norman we get our Litin words,
which make up twc-fifihs of the E.-gli.'h
language. The other three-fifths come
from a blending r f Angles F.nd Saxon,
which gives the name Anglo-Saxon.
For several centuries after the Nor
man conquest, French was the only re
spectabe language in England, and in
the time of Henry VII even, a penalty
was laid upon teaching anything but
French. There was originally bat one
language, aud that that ' condition of
things, the speaker held, would again be
The ladies were told that they must
form clubs for the study of languages,
for it was fashionable.
B. Birkenfeld offers tor sale his entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Alio his property for sale or
rent for any number of years to suit
A handsome complexion is one of the
creates t charms a woman can i.n arras
Pozzoni's Complexion powder gives it.
A DBSAX OF H&PPIHE8S
May be fallowed by a morning of "La Grippe."
Easily, and why? Becanse the displacement of
covering In bed, a neglected draught from a partly
c'o-ed window, an open transom conne' ted with
a windy entry in a hotel, may convey to your nos
trils and lunu the death-dealing b!at. Terrible
and swif t are the inroads made by this new des
troyer. The medicated akoholic principle in
Hostetter'a stomach Bitten wUl check the dire
complaint, A persistence in this preventive of it
fanner development will absolutely cfceckmate
the dangerous mulady. Cnmedlcated alcoholic
stimulants are of little or no value. The Just me
dium is the Bitters. No less tfflc :cions la It in cases
of malaria, billioosness, constipaUon. rheumatism,
dyspepsia and kidney trouble. Ths weak are
usually those upon who a disease fastens first.
Invigorate with the Hitlers.
m twjae- e. .
rev ' c t .
'When Found Make a Note Of.'
When the professor ttrikes
the key his apt pupils will
make a note of it with no un
certain sound. Masx'ans
would do well to make a note
of this addrees 1726 Second
Avenue -where is located the
musical emporium of D. Roy
Of the Week:
Thursday, Oct 22, represen
tatives of one of the largest
cloak houses in the United
States will place on exhibition
in our cloak department their
entire line of capes, jackets and
wraps of every description. An
unusual opportunity for select
ing a stylish wrap from a very
Thursday, this week.
If you don't care to purchase
we will be pleased to see you
Mahon. of 3fcw y'"
Willi us and will uuH-ilil
ftlw "Her M.i
iuv,m win be inreH; "
uiKnia fit ti,; . j
whether v "rtcsl
time or ret.
fcome pleasant sUrpri
VOU this n-U FU(
stock. November ehertsl!
Rook Island. Illi,,,,,,
THE LARGEST STOCKOF
Furniture and Carpet
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
12t, 123 and 128
clemann & smmm
Manufacturer of all kinds of
-BOOTS AND 8H0ES-
ROUND OAK STOVES
.Are tlie Best.
Why bay the imitations? for all others are only fid
. when you caa bay the genuine
BECKWITH ROUND OAK
For nearly the same price at
John T. Noftsken
Who Las also a fine line of WOOD MANTLES, HEARTHS,
GRATES, ETC. Sole agent for the celebrated
ACORN AND ALADDEN STOVES AND RANGES.'
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Ave.
113 and 115 Brady Street.
ROOMS 50c to $1.00 Per Day.
Gents' Fine Shoes aspedaltj. Repairinedone aeatlr and DromutiY .
A snare of ycrar patronage respecifnllj solicited.
- 1818 Second ATenue, Rock h'Mi
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and. Builder,
: : Rock Island
Ofilce and Shop Corner Seventeenth Bu .
ana Seventh Avenue,
arAll kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimate for all kinds ot btW
furnished on application.
Qavenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ATrf DEPARTMENTS.
FOB CATALOGUES ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN, Davenportl
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