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THE ABGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBE K 27. 1891.'
"TZ radiant pair;
. -it tuts
. : sartaia
0f wlratlal birth,
.. 't freckle! and snub
I wn't altogether tough.
his nee is mm wmu nr
wj,i'his nn--' ..........
'"prt MUcsrr sution No. 67.
f " in a quiet part of the
,bf mt of the calls are to
r ,ut liie tiling Him "em.
-f . ...i Mm knew which men
i . .li.innTi t ipmrnnr
tiuWtlie'" " 1 . .
. .. in the mortnns; lie tnew
times a lbe pretty IrUh
W first hf"1e " tlie side 8treet
I k. h.iu-e nl lts a i'""1-c"1""
. r. i. n Int. mnre thintra
rSTkofif that the pretty jrirl iu the
. on.l that the mother
rrttrvinto keep that fact, for
I in- father.
r,irn approved of Iove affalrs on
' ( '. . i .. I!u nnnmi.iii1 Kaa it i.
il'i ll l:irU I'Cl'l"""! ...... n-
"if it- leins concealed from the fa
'. '"- ! Ii.hi! nil likintr for the
IS d;ik'reabie looking old fellow,
'r'beoausc it made things livelier
" ...... f...
0f the love Jinair uy tue way m
r n-ora rnnil iifte(L The nl.l
rJ iT tn lii nfFure pnrn morn.
ji returned at'Oiit half past 4 in tha
..jun. Just at luncheon time each
y roan? nian would turn the corner
.tn'mlilasb up the steps,
'acinus his trap would come np after
anil the two young people and
- .1 r .1 j i . .
I Siniet;mes lie came in cis riuiug
I . ..,.) ii..n she u-nuM mmA rlnvn
lap iu a close, dark habit and silk
I is; tney tvouiu urivo uu togetuer.
Liirtwn was a little 'disappointed
let didn't have the horses brought
I . II . . n f;..
'CCOr. lie tttuini ku acc .uias .uuutl
onal!r they neither drove nor rode.
hstweut out for a little walk, and
Sims they did none of those things.
it in the hone and talked. --
t-tbirteen knew that she was the
Lttr of Horace Wright, the broker,
l is: be was Frederic Brown-Romayne,
t jid a fine law ofhee down in the
xiie huiidittg. These statements
j lute meant more to the readers of
licet.r colnmns iu the newspapers than
' did to Nine-tliirteen. However, he
Ldmicus uf a magnanimous and pa-
ktnterest in tlie young people, and
Ubfe been glad to be of more service
La than merely carrying notes and
l-ar.:I other things of slight impor-
:x in a long while the old man didn't
TT.ri.irn f.irtliA Hair a nA Vinitlil.
fsenrlouked in vain on these days fpr
zmocs from the house, whence he
k!S.t to carry a telegraph blank on
La as written:
Jiaot sw! you today. Will wnte.
I besent to Frederic Brnwn.Rnmam n
t-foftiiese days bad come. Nine-thir-
tu:aui'.verea the call and dispatched
le?ram. A few minutes later Miss
It caaie duvru the steps and walked
p. :ue avenue, with a stout, gray
iUiT, who looked like M IViHuht
fcliWiWfl.sn't Tr VH..1.
pa 1 o'clock the door of District
aregtr station, o. 157, opened with a
af dumb rerereni-p tn thm imiuwuiM
N of Mr. Horace Wright, broker.
i soul jH.-n out or bis pocket be
sit into the ink well, pulled a pad o
is tonard him jtnri rmtmn a
FSeryraph otwrator was sittJnir a.t. th
rat with his lck toward the
"Here. Clark " Jib coital V:.
tt, "take this message down:"
JU fCl II r VI 1. n . 1. . .
I 1 . ' - una bU BLnJCI.
has happened. Must see you
;re me where and when.
Mwor.s rang out loud and unmist&ka-
us own w If 114
( st,rT;fd in the midst of a scratch aa
LU aitgiiter a name. As the
"""iton, hesrrew first nnrnlo lUn
H? stood motionless while Clark
f i li.f T lion . I -
F - 4 -ire ! ?.t Clark's aide and a large
t 'tii'l Oil !l, niru.. ..!.
.i r'li. a tii wiKtj
" I""." he said, and the opera
up. saw Mr. Horace Wright,
'I' ll,e telegram into an envelope.
. lie un-.: came n inethirteen
'."'il l:'nr "'"cb a pair of patent
:- 1,1 the operator wan wear-
C'is! Vhui. V. 1 1 .L. i.l
- " tat Uits.;iL-e lie i,...,r . 1.1. .
ra" fooi!" "e whispered, under
f ay, 11 him. Nine-thirteen
, dm, u to tlie Bowery theaters
w ii . m iook meant
Kuan. i " uiiito iur a nnaate
4LrUlVVa? d,7- He didn't know
i lit. k i i uul L was. NiDe-thlr-aatiln
fcast along In prosaic
BJtll Bow nii.1 .k; ....
'iiia , , , '"""i an " tnin-
Nto" 'r- "inat blame fooll"
ti,, 'D',uader hI breath, and yet np
'try hour the oner, h.H h X
rra mi , . -
ttaar. I. V.8'" meaM niiscmel, !
'. -lue-thirteen saw Misa
4ho ir , " wet ""ith tear, and
St'-fe- k'SHP00red Ut befre Der End
I -tf.i, UJ it.
L "'. she Rin'f k..i . .
f-J:Xin-tk ""ul i nis minute,
'" Then k'T.? to hinlf; "she's awaj
iDto dP thought for
. ? h.e BeiBed sheet of
1 it arrt T '"ii sieanniiy ai
t T . " 'i,p!d il '"to bis breast
!?! bif i. . down aKain. anJ
I "Sl the cl-rk k minut-
l"S , r, , ll'peDed to be looking
i , 0 jumrd tobisfeot
ria L l"Jot me old lady-"
I11' oid h. Bam the clerk.
:n,ttl SZT M giv' me tue lettei-,"
ei..i thirteen nirit ....ti:
..cir.i . " r . uuiuuk vum
de'h-i, toPPed me when I wu
! dis mo"iin an tol' nu
.he 'it?U"Jn me Pocket an I
waa iroltiff into hia ImnuM
He pu led out coins, mostly nlckela.
amount: ng to fifty cents. The clerk wm
lookinir dttbioualy at the envelop. It was
addresatd to Harlem. "Dey aint no an
swer, and here's de money," Nine-thlrteen
said. The clerk's suspicion went down.
He gave the boy a check, and he darted
Not to Harlem, but straight down to the
Equitab.e building did he go as fast as the
train would carry him. He gazed with
lofty acorn at the buttoned office boy. "1
ain't doin bizness wid you," he said, and
pushing him aside strode into the inner
office, w.iere he saw Mr. Frederic Brown
Komayne sitting at a big desk.
"De ol' man's on ter yer!" cried Nine
thirteen, breaking in upon him; "yer mea
sage cone inter de station an de blame fool
read it oat loud, and' Wright wuz in dere
an beerel it. an he tut it. nir .-i.i k;
he'll givo Miss Mabel hell!" '
Nine-t.iirteen couldn't stop to choose his
words, tnd he had lost all fear of the
slender, -veil dressed young fellow who sat
"Say t lat over again and say it slowly,"
said Brc wn-Komayne quietly, and Nine
thirteen went over it a.Min. "But she
ain't der-i." he finished; "she's went away
early wid her a'nt."
Young Brown-Komayne sat for a min
ute. "Haw have you come to know all
this and why have you come to me nowf"
Xine-tl.irteen looked sheepish. "I
watched yer till I knew 'bout yer. Iknowed
de ol' man warn't in it, kase you never
corned round w'en he waa dere, an w'en he
come int r de oflis an I seen he was on ter
yer, I come down ter tell yer dat de game
wuz np, an I done it 'cause 'cause"
Nine-thirteen paused; he wasn't used to
psychological subtleties. "Miss Mabel,
she's a corker," he added. And the remark
was neitter irreverent nor irrelevant.
Young Brown-Komayne saw the whole
thing in a flash. He was a big, manly fel
low, and be did just what he would have
done if Nine-thirteen had been big and
wore patmt leathers and a twice around
tie. He reached out and shook Nine-thir-teen's
gri ny paw fervently. Then he said
four worts that bathed the soul of Nine
thirteen in bliss, "What shall we dof" he
"Ii I wui youze," answered Nine-thir
teen, judicially and Brown-Romayne
never smiled "I'd git de bulge on deold
jay. I'd find Miss Mabel and get married
'fore I seen him agin."
A sudden light broke into the young
mau's eye "You say she went away with
"I ain't dead sure, but I fought it must
a bin de a'nt. She looked like Mrs.
Wright," answered Nine-thirteen, care
fully. Brown-llomayne pulled out his watch.
"It's 2:30," he said; "her aunt lives in
Brick Chcrch. I fancy Mabel has gone to
spend the day with her. It's worth trying
anyway. I'll do it. You're a brick, Nine
thirteen. I won't forget you." His hand
moved tovard his pocket. "No," he said
suddenly, rising and closing bis desk,
"come along; I may want you."
So down they went and pushed their
wav thronzh R&rrlitv ctnwt'i rvnir ..n.
and trucks and children and boarded the
stuny terry boat, with its smell of the
stable. B-own-Romavna looked Ktraiirrit
ahead of h m without a word. "He's doin
de heavy tiinkin act," said Nine-thirteen
to himself Anil he ma VV k.n k..4
got safely .nto the train on the New Jersey
erne uo lurueu io iine-inireen, li I find
her," he said, "you shall be best man, Nina
thirteen." Nine-thirteen looked sheepish
ly delighted. He didn't know what a best
It was 8 o'clock when Nine-thirteen went
quietly into station 67 that night, and sit
ting down, swung his feet nonchalantly.
"Here, you Nine-thirteen, give an ac
count of yourself," growled the clerk,
"You've bi en away since I o'clock. Where
In have you beenf
"Been bin bes man to Miss Mabel
Wright's T-eddin," answered Nine-thirteen
coolly, "an I couldn't git back no sooner,
'cause de baa' man has to see de bridal
couple off on deir weddin journey. Mine
went to de Isle of Shoals." be volunteered
magnanlm nualy. Ne w York Evening Sun.
Turtl. Turned to Stone,
T. H. Kelly, the grocer, Las a valuable
relic in the shape of an ossified turtle, at
his store on Broadway, which weighs some
fifty pounds. It was found about seventy
years ago ty a party of hunters, firmly im
bedded in a ledge, on the Canadian side of
Lake Chan. plain, and came into Mr. Kel
ly's posseadon about eighteen years ago.
Scientific n.en from all parts of tbe coun
try have visited Mr. Kelly's establishment
and examined the curiosity, and many
opinions as to how "the turtle came to be
caught in ttie rocks have been given.
Of the large number of people who have
examined it only one has given tbe opin
ion that it was not, as it was thought to
be, a genuine ossified turtle. The common
theory Is that the turtle was in some man
ner caught between the ledges, aud being
nnable to extricate itself suffered death,
and in time the ledges closed upon it. Tbe
object is about 12 inches in diameter and
is 4 inchet. in height. The head is easily
discernible, as are also the eyes and tail
aperture. awrence (Mass.) Tribune.
Six Itarrels of Water Each.
The pum that are in operation in Chi
cago today raise in the twenty-four hours
200,000,000 callous, which are distributed
and used by the people. The population is
1,200,000 in round numbers. What is done
with all the water!" Two hundred gallons
for every man, woman and child in tbe
cityl In the old days of barrel service one
barrel lastei a family for drinking an en
tire week. Now there is actually delivered
through the service pipes the equivalent of
six barrels to every individual inhabitant.
After deducting a liberal supply for do
mestic purposes other than drinking, and
for use in cianufacturing establishments,
till It mutt be concluded that there is
somehow an enormous waste. Six barrels
of water for every man, woman and child
in the city it how trifling a costl Chicago
Herald. - '
A cmeoto of Two Men.
Lord Wok eley tells of a curious relic In
the possession of the wife of the Ameri
can consul a : Madeira. It is only a simple
paperknife, bat it would be difficult to find
anything mre interesting than it. On
one side Is vTitten, "I broke thi. D. D.
Porter." On the reverse is written, "1
mended It. W. T. Sherman." The owner
met these two great Americans at Gibral
tar and remembers them with great pleas
ure. Yankeo Blade.
M likes' P.ranaaloa.
Several gotd stories are told. Lord Gran
ville relates i-ome of tbe best, and one of
these must be recorded. Speaking of
Wilkes, he si.ld that on tbe occasion of an
election his t umor was unrivaled. "Once
be asked an lector to vote for hini 'No.
replied the man warmly, 'I'd rather vote
for the devi-' Yea,' responded V ,il ket,
but in case J our friend doesn't standf
London Spec -ator.
Da. HuaiwmvWj Bracinca are actmitlneaUj and
; w r-" r .n .a r" TlfT
UitrtV fMM IlaSAi
ciflo Is special euro for the rllnntinn mw5i
te practtoe mlth succenajuid for orvr
' udhy tbe people. Every stzurl Boe-
faar Kdootnc the aystem, and ar.fi Tractud
deeduw Terelgai reejle..f the W arid.
ro rarxciFAl. Koa. ccin.
f f Tf !-. Coneeatfon. Infl.mmatiw
Woraaav Worm re Ter, Worm Colic.. ,
trying- C.llr, or Teething of Infants .
I'larrfcea, ot Children or AUulu ... ,
UTeeateryf Ortplng. BUlo.Oobo..,
Cholera JHarhaa, Vomiting
Nearala:!., Toothache. Faoeacbe
I neadavcheat BlckUeadache, Vertigo ,
I Pyanenala, BUlou stomach
i S?Wiree:?ml,,f", Periods. .
I hlten. too Pmrniui Prwvia .
I J'roaf, CouKh. Difficult Breathing
i ralt Rheaan, Erysipelas, Eruptions. ,
' Kheamatl.sa, Rheumatic fains
Kfi-er!,?.d Chllla, Malaria,...
rile., mind or llieeding
I Catarrh, Influenza, Cvad In the Bead .
I V hooping Coach, Violent CouKhs. ,
general Itebillty, Physical Weakness, .
' Kidaey Disease
Nervous Itebillty 1,
J rinary Weakness, Wetting Bed. ,
! Discaaeaef theileart.PalpltaUonl,
8oU by Irurgtsts, or sent postpaid on receipt
of price. Dr. Humhweitb' Masual, (l4 paRes)
richly boand In cloth and gold, mailed free.
HUMPHBETS' MEDICINE OOj,
Oor. William and John. Streeta, Mew York.
l AMTHRACITE COAL. I MAL A
Yy hi Tart Vu -i
C. O. D.
221 and 223
AL Laundry Work done on short notice.
A specialty of Dress Skirts.
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
HJ FirM-clsns work ar.d special attertlonto
BINS V TP,
Telephone No. 1214
for sale by all ant-class Grocery dealers.
"CV A pomp ttn of Information andah."'
I abstract o ' tbe hiws. Shoving llow to f
f V. Obtain Patents, Careats, 1-rmde V
V Jk Marks. Copyrights, sent Irtt. W
Uh MUNN A Cftyv
J Broadway. I
W. C. MADCKER,
Baring porchaaed the
rroperty whlck he ka kad rantted for tsa ka
tol basinoss, la bow prepared to aceom
aaodate transient gaests.
Dav and Regular Boarding
si very reasonable price.
Be la slao engaged la the
(at the sameplaee with a choice lot of Groceries.
farm prouuee a specially.
TUB lliAffciJiW' Wtilft-
-IIUC AGO, ROCK ISLAND PACIFIC KAIL-
, . rtnnn and T h hi i
trst street. Frank H. Plnmmer. aeD4L
Council Bluffs A minneao-1
"T "press.... ... ... I
Kanssa tw. '
Council Uluffa A Mianeao-1
MApXCTB. ....... i. .... t
Council Bluffs A Denver 1
Limited Vestibule Ax., f
Sanaa, nit. t l.u '
1 M) am
Going weft. tQolngeast. .Daily.
BDKLINGTON RoOlB-O B. A Q. RAIL-
. T Depot First avenne and Sixteenth St..
at. J. Young, agent.
St. Louis Bxpreas
Bt. Loots Bxpress...
St. Paul Express
11 -l ... T.
wmudmjwu raesenger. ..
Way PreU.'ht (Monmouth),
7 :20 am
CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE A ST. PAUL KAIL
way Racine A Southwestern Division De
pot Twentieth street, between First and Second
avenne. K. D. W. Holmes, agent.
Mall and Kxpresn......
St. Paul Kxpries
Ft. A Acccm modation .
s :TO f n
7 :85 air.
ROCK ISLAND A PEORIA RAILWAY DK
pot First avenna and Twentieth street. F
H. Rockwell, Agent.
Fast MaU Exprese
MOST DIHECT HOUTB TO THE
East. South and Southeast
" " Fast MM. Expr.se
Lv. Rock Island 8:10 am 8:lMm
Ax. Orion 8:51am 8:04 pm
Csmtridge 8:15 am 3:27 pm
G'lra 9:44 am 8 57 pm
Wyomine 10:20 am 4:85 pm
Prlrctville 10:8 am 4:57 pm
Peor:a 1:185 m 5:55 pm
Blcomington. 1:15pm 9:15 pm
Springfield 8:45 pm 4-30 pm
Jacksonville 4-00 pm 18-05 n't
Decatur 8:50 pm 10:00 pm
Psnville 8:50 pm 18:10 nt
Indianapolis 0:85pm 8:15 am
Terra liaute 7:10 pm 10:00 am
Svansiille 1 :80 am 7:85 am
Bt. louia 8:u0pm 7:00 am
Cincinnati 10:00pm 7:00am
Lv. Peoria 110:15 am! 4:10pm
Ar. Rock Island 1:80 pm 7:80 pm
Accommodation trains leave Rork Is'and at
6:00a. m. and 6.45 p.m; arrive at Peoria 1:46 p.
m. and 8:80 a. m. leave Peoila 6:C0 a. m. "and
7 : 15 p. m ; arrive Bock Island 4 :00 p. m. and 8 :05
All trains ran daily exrevt 8onday.
All passe ger trains artive and depart Union
Free Chair car on Fast Exp'ess hetvteen Bock
Is'ond and Peoria, both direct Ions.
Through ticket to all points ; baggage enecked
through to destination.
Lv. Rock Island.
10 80 am
! 11.00 ami
6 40 pm
" Bock Island...
H. B. 8UDLOW,
6.30 am lt.1 0 pm
7.00 ami 1.45 pm
7. bo ami .w pm
Gea'l Tkt. Agent.
OUACQUUltTED WTrU TH GEOGRAPHY Of TH1 COUKTRT Wai 0RTM
MUCH VALUABtE MFORIUTIOI (KM a ITUDT Of THIS MAT OF THE
Cliicairo, Bock IsM & Pacific By,
Tb. Direct Roots to and from Chicago, Joliet, Ottawa,
Peoria, La Salle, Moline, Rock Islsnd, in ILLINOIS;
Davenport, ' Muscatine, Ottumwa, Osksloosa, Det
Moines, Wintrrset, Audubon, Harlan and Council
Bluffs, In IOWA; Minneapolis and St. Paul, In MIN
NESOTA; Watertown and Sioux Falls, in DAKOTA;
Cameron, St. Joseph and Kansas Cily in MISSOI KI;
Omaha, Lincoln, Fairbury and Kelson, In NEBRASKA ;
Atchison, Leavenworth, Horton. Topeka, Hutchinson.
Wichita. Bellerille, Abilene, Dodge City, Caldwell, In
KANSAS; Kingfisher, El Reno and Xllnco, In INDIAN
TERRITORY; Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo,
In COLORADO. Traitists new areas of rich fanning
and grating lands, affording tb. bast facilities of inter
communication to all towns and cities east aud west,
northwest and southwest of Chicago and to Pacific and
- VZSTIBUUC EXPRESS TRAINS
Leading all competitors In splendor of equipment,
bstwsen CHICAGO and DES MOINE8, COUNCIL
BLUFFS and OMAHA, and between CHICAGO and
DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS and PUEBLO, via
KANSAS CITY and TOPEKA aad via ST. JOSEPH.
FlrK-Cla. Day Coaches, FREE RECLINING CHAIR
CARS, and Palace Biespsn, with Dining Car Servlca,
Class eonjuctloua at Denver and Colorado Springs with
diverging railway liuss, now forming (ha new and
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTM
Over which anperbly-aralped trains ma dairy
THROUGH WITHOUT CHANGE is and from Salt
LakeClty. Ogdaa and San Fwdsco. THE SOCK
ISLAND at also tha Dlraot saw Favorite Line to and
from ManlVm. Pile's Peak and all other sanitary and
scenic lasoruand cities and mining districts In Colorado,
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
From Bt Joseph and Kansas City to and from all Im
portant towns, cities and sections In Boo them Nebraska,
Kansas and the Indian Territory. Also ria ALBERT
LEA ROUTE (torn Kansas City and Chicago to Water
town. Sfamz Falls, MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL,
coniwctigng for all points north and northwsat between
tha lakes and the Pacific Coast.
For Tickets, Maps, Folders, or desired Information
aprly to any Coupon Ticket Office in th CniKd Btatsa
E. 3T. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Genl Manager. GenlTkt. aPaaa. Aft,
CHICi. O. 1X.
Eut a. W work
"Was isver if i
--zmM air a
EncccBEor to A dam e on & Rnick,
i PBACTICAL MACIMIST,
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second Avenue,
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
t5T8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
H. SIEMON fc SON,
toves and Tinware.
axter Banner Cooking and Heating Stores and the Oeneseo Cooking 8Uts.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1B08 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. IVIa CHRISTY,
MAIUFACTUEER OF CRACKERS AID BiSCBITS-
Ask Tour Grocer for Them.
They are Beet.
The Christy "Oistbh- and Christy "Wjkb."
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ol Carpenter Work Done.
general Jobbing dose on short notice and satisfaction goarsote d.
Offioa cut Shop 1412 Fourth Avenne, - ROCK ISLAND.
Fall and Winter Stock
OF GOODS BKCEIVXD BT-
HOPPE: The Tailor.
tSPCaU and Examine.
tpen for the Season,
(molxttk avenue) j0e Huber's Garden,
A marnillcent place for picnics, parties, etc.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Shop corner Twenty-second street and Ninth avenne. Residence 99S9
t-!! prepared to make estimates ard do all kinds of Carpenter work. Give him a trlaL
. Fiwprletor tt Uerady Street .
Aol kind af Cat Flowers eonetaatly on band.
tJreea BoBaea " '.iiei: flower 8tore
One Mock north of Central Park. tk lartert la la. 804 Brady Street, Caveoport,Towa.
' ' C. J. W. 8CHREINEB,
Contractor and. Builder,
1121 and ua Foorth avenne. Beiidence 1119 Fonrth avenne.
Plana and specifications famished on all rlanes of work : also spent of Wlller's Patent kaaide
Sliding Blinds, something new, stylish and desirable.
BOCK ISLAND, ILL,
GE0BGE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
1601 Seeoad Avenue, Comer of Sixteenth 8tra . Opposite Harper's Theatre.
The choicest Wines, Liquors, Beer and Cigars always on Hand
ret Lunch Irery Day . I Basdwichei Furnished on 8bo t Nck "