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THUKSDAT,. OCTOBER 29. 1891. a
RenSdone day at lo
?ia at e per word
'JS", Ho per word,
ii ' eT and local -Help"
n?5n chattel mortgages,
-r,r fO i,.lnr. and H article
"t----rTnTal,'nien to take orders
TrfW A""ff ornaental trees,
full !ne".uh. etc. So experience
1 , '""'nJl roqalred GOOD PAY.
facatioii Over !
; for Work
adlitions to tielr stock .
J11""'' in every aepirtment.
jujplies of H "". mciuaing
W ebster's Dictionaries,
$ Goods at Low Rates:I
A, D. HUESING,
Iii7reK' inini; other lme-trted ana well
jc. fire Insurance Companiea he following:
Ij&iilsisTV.ce Company, of Bngland.
lifUM-.nr Fire Ins. Company of N. Y.
Ifcjiofr-mi'in Ins. Co., Buffalo, N. T.
jxtttw itermin Ins. Co- Rochester, W, T.
ttiffl.lD!' Co.. of Pittsburgh. Pa.
ta Co.. of California.
I info lm. Co.. New Hiven, Coin,
jtwaiee Mechanics int. Co.. Milwaukee, Wu
jtrau Firr Ins. Co., of Peoria, 111,
02 Co:. 13th St., and Second Aye.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
J, M. BUFORD,
TM aid Fire aid Time-Met Companies
mmIowm an relKbl comnanf ftatL
Tour patronage U olicUA.
roflce is Argot block. vi
Surety on Bonds.
of trust, anl who desire to avoid asking
IsvKrn friends from farther obligations ae
eii. or tliosp wbo my desire bonds and
iKiiiimi required in thecours, shonld apply
$E2L " tta AMERICAN
liH'.'.Mt c- Tt -T va r.irrn lir nn siir11i"-ftrinn.
MSB8RKXEC-t n. Affent,
::- - ' avenoe. Hock Island, III.
PiilS'-BIPTIOKS A SPBClaXTY.
Fourth Ave. and Twenfrr-TMrd St.
I STATE SAVINGS BANK.
MOLINE - ILLS.
Sm Comer Fifteenth street and Third Ave,
i'theMoIine Savings Bank. Orgnniaed.1869
FcH CEST. IHTEREST PAID 01 DEPDSiTS.
O-auued under State Laws.
mTfm- ,0P -. a Wednesday and
""Skir.aer, B. W. Wheelock,
6H pT' . H.A.Aineworth,
Urt, .V'1''' W.H.Adams.
' T'Oerp. C. . Ilemenwav.
li TW l
E"'e of j ,.i. ,-iv
, ::ni nf 'r'e1 naTing heen appointed admln-
of thJ ll,e estate of Jennie Uibbs.
"E-inoii, L. f"'Jn!T o Rock Island, state
3 i;,M ","d- hereby gives notice that she
tm conr. f"rc. ,ne eounty court of Rock
?"t. In ihJ.- 81 v11 ' th clerk of said
'"n Z : ,'yJ Hnr Ilnd, at the Dccem
Kii't!m, n tnt Monday in December next,
! . ,! Pen,ns Laving claims against
"""'epnrnniL ,nutified and requested to attend,
""M lE. i oavi,,? tne ame adjasted. All
t iomtn ' 10 'a eeta, are requested to
k'-ol'ii. ,;e (,&3"nentto the undersigned.
Avv-.i' ." dar of October. A n lmrl.
"f J '-lime Uibbs, Deceased.
HOV JACKSON'S HEAD WAS STOLEN.
Story of Mld.lht DMd That Exelte4
the Whole NaUon at One Time.
In recognition of valuable service, and
also an honor offered the warlikTpresi
dent patriotic and Bratefal Boston placed
on ti e bow of the frigate Constitution a
marvelon.lv well carved life size figure of
Gentral Jackson. The most skillful carver
of these wooden statues was employed
and gave the figure a vigor of pose and
likeness to the original seldom found in
A 1 k, full cloak fell from the shoulders,
one I and was thrust into the breast of the
coat, and the other grasped a scroll; while
the head was held proudly, and one foot
slightly advanced gave the general an ener
getic and commanding posture, when with
befitt mg ceremonies they firmly fastened
the i gurehead to the bow of the brave
. Tho making and placing of this figure
head was entirely the doing of the presi
dent political supporters and friends, and
those opposed to the presidential policy
warmly resented the action. Enemies of
Jackxon insisted on the figure's removal,
but ihe old frigate calmly bobbed up and
down in the. blue bay, the figure of "Old
Hickory" gazed sternly seaward and for a
time nothing at all was done by those who
wishd the figure removed.
- It vas in Boston bay that the mysterious
nnlof -ding of the tea ship had taken place
many years before, and early one July
morning the old town, the Constitution's
crew and her officers discovered to their
eonstsrnation that a second curious and
secret attack had been made over night
Get eral Jackson's Wooden head had heen
sawed off just along the upper lip and was
not to be found! No specter, but a very
humtn hand had wielded the saw that ac
complished the wicked Work, and a half
headlesss figure faced the sea from its
place on the Constitution's bow.
The ship's company, as well as officer of
the law and reporters of indignant news
paper -i, went searching and advertising for
the clever scamp who, evading the ship's
guards, had under the cover of darkness
coniir.itted the peculi:ircrime. ' A long and
careft.l investigation did not bring the
criminals to justice, though Commodore
Elliott offered $1,000 reward for any in
formation concerning the act.
A yuar later tho Constitution came down
to Ne v York bay, and a second head, made
for th-3 purpose, was quietly bolted on in
place of the lost one. General Jackson's
admitistratii.n closed not long after all
excitement over political matters abated,
and nowadays the famous figurehead can
be see i at t he Annapolis Naval academy,
where there are many others nearly as well
So much for the figure; but now for the
lost hd which had so mysteriously dis
appeared from its place.
Thn-e yeiin after the unexplained de
capitation i;i Boston harbor a man. Cap
tain Eewey by name, and a native of Cape
Cod, asked for an interview with Mahlon
Dicke;-son, the secretary of the navy. To
the secretary's surprise, Captain Dewey
produced the missing half of General Jack
son's 1 ead. After receiving the secretary's
assurance that no punishment would he
laid upon him. Captain Dewey proudly
told his story:
Near miduight he and a friend rowed out
in a small bout to where the big vessel lay,
and by the aid of a rope and the hawsers
contrived to scale the tall bows. With ever
watch! ul eyes and ears for the not too vigi
lant guards, Captain Dewey crept out over
the water, and, hugging the General close,
plied a small, sharp saw. At the first at
tempt ihe saw struck a bolt that fastened
the bend to the body; but on the second
Jrial lie cut his prize entirely off, lowered
it to tie little boat, slid quietly down, and
rowed away, chuckling over his own clever
ness ai:d thr surprise in store for the crew
and crown. Patriotism and a love of ex
citing and adventurous undertakings led
him to risk his life in the adventure.
Margai-et Bisland in St. Nicholas.
A Modern Beau Brummell.
In the three rooms of an apartment in
the disT rict called, by a gigantic euphuism.
Tenderloin, lives a Beau Brummell in
ruins. His white hair and thin mustache
are dye 1 by a cheap chemical process; the
soles of his shoes are undone; his clothes
are thr-adbare. He puts in a cup of milk
drops of oil from old sardine boxes to ob
tain th sensation of nn almond milk soup.
He eats a raw sausage in the dark that he
may inagine that it is a duck liver patty.
He borrows money, which the lenders
know Le will never repay, for his rent.
But tie is not miserable, for be wears in
his scarf of satin, once white, a ten carat
diamond, which he bought fori j- years ago
in Lont.on. He has suffered from cold and
hunger, he has lept in abandoned lots and
alleys, nnd he has never pawned, he will
never tell, his diamond, which everybody
takes for the glass stopi.vr of a cologne
bottle. He Bays that as long as he wears
it the glory of his past life will be to him
a reality. New York Times.
The World's Oldest Rosebur.li.
The oldest rosebush in the world is a$
Hildersaeim, ait old town in Hanover, cap
ital of a Prussian administrative district.
It was i lanted more than 1,000 years ago
by Charlemague in commemoration of a
visit mtde to him by the embassador of t be
caliph Haroun-al-Raschid of "Arabian
Nights" fame. After it had become a
flourish ng viue a cathedral was built over
it, the date of the building being doubtful.
It is known, however, that a coffiu shaped
vault w is built arouml its sacred roots in
the year 618, the vauit and bush surviving
a fire which destroyed the cathedral in
1140. The bush is now said to be SG feet
bigh and to cover 32 feet of the wall. The
stem, afoer 1,0(0 years' growth, is only 2
inches in diameter. St. Ixmis Republic
Oar Immigrants Not to Blame.
The t leory that the immigration of a
few million of foreigners within thirty
years is the true cause of the municipal
evils in t.he United States must be rejected,
although the too quick admission to the
suffrage of meu who have had no acquaint
ance with free institutions has doubtless
increase 1 the evils of city government in a
few localities. The great majority of the
iromign nta have been serviceable people,
and of late years many of them have had
a better education than the average rural
American can obtain. The experienced
voters ol the country cannot shelter them
selves bt hind the comparatively small con
tingent of the inexperienced. President
Eliot in Forum.
Harry Tomorrow I'm going to take in
a bicycle meet.
Aunt Hetsy Law, my boy! There can t
be o SJch thing as bicycle meat. The
things are nothin but skin and bone.
An Invention that rewarded its inventor
In a prin ly way is the celebrated roller
kates," which have become so popular
among c lildren all over the country.
TO Durpsl Coldr, -Headaches
and fevers, to cleanse the
system effectually, yet gently, when cos
tive or bilious, or when the blood is im
pure or sluggish, to permanently cure
habitual constipation, to awaken the kid
neys and liver to a health activity, with
out irritating or weakening them, use
Syrup of Pigs.
California rata Prodnets.
Cost of production: Net profits: given
by a thousand farmers. Also hundreds
of questions answered about California.
Sent free on application to A. Phillips &
Co.. 105 Clark street, Chicago, 111., or
296 Washington street, Boston, Mass.
J. E. Montrose, Manager.
Thursday Eve., Oct. 29.
A. W. Fremont,
In the Sensational Cmedy Drama, by Joseph D.
Clifton, ent tied.
A play full of heart interest, notithst nding
Its h'ghly sensational character; living and
breathing the air of a modern world.
A CARLOAD OF SCENERY AND EFFECTS,
The GreU Plantation Scene,
Ba on Bouge by o-nlighr,
I he La Rosa Onmiling Room.
The Abode of the 400.
,!.ea. ,n.ale at Ilaroer House Pharmacy
Oct. xQ. Prices -55. 50 and 75c.
Burtis Opera House,
THE COMIC OPERA EVENT.
Bngacemi nt of the Tamons Comic Opera
1 resenud by th principal Artists of the o.igi-
nai cast in Mew lork aud San Francisco.
Beautiful Scencrr !
Ltrger and Str neer
h-ttue than Ever Before 1
lmp-al Cvtumes from Pek n. China.
P. S All srerery ard C3stnmes same as need
in the biff New Y.rk ciiy production.
Admission $1. 85, $1.00. 75, 50 and 85 cents.
Seats on sale at Fluke's . ucsday, Oct, STth, a. m.
Burtis Opera House,
SWEETEST of SINGERS
In his successful Merry Musical Comedy,
THE BROOM MAKER
By Whitmark A Hawklo. under the manage
ment of W. J. Benedict. Stronger, brighter and
better than ever. A capable company of players.
Including the wonderful child artists, HlXs
ETTA. Everything new and sparkling!
XT T? TXT Songs, Dances. Music, Scenery and
tiUII Effects. An entire new production.
Priees-Jl oq, T5, 51 and 15 cents. Seats at
Fluke a. t elvpbone No. Sd.
: Shirt Factory :
"We are now prepared to take '
your measure and make
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
All kind' of Repairing done.
Also agent for Bockford Clothing Company.
Fine custom-made pants from $3 to $10.
1609 Second Avenoe, Sock Island.
Over Loosley's Crockery store.
peciai. Taxation Notice.
Notice is hereby given to ail persons interested,
that the city conncflof the city of Rock Island
havine ordered, by ordinance passed September
8th, 1K81, that Twentieth street from the south
line of Nino avecueto the north line ofBigh
tecn'b ayenue, all being in the co'porate linii's
of the said city of Pock Island, Illinois, be gra
ded, excavated, im roved and pa -ed wi n (Uine
ai.d macadam, and that
Said orJinaiee for said Improvement is on H!e
!n the office of the city clerk of said city, and said
city has applied to the county court of Kock Isl
and county, Illinois, for an assessment and levy
of the cos's of said improvenw nt upon and from
the lots and parte of lots and tracts of land con
tienons to the line of ald improvement in said
ordicance ordered to be constructed, in propor
tion to the frontage of such lots, parts of lots and
tiacts of land upon the Improvement f o ordered
to b 3 constructed as aforesaid ; and an assessment
thereof having been made and returned to said
court, the final hearing ther .on will be had at the
November term of said court, commene'ng on the
9th day of Kovembt-r, A. D. 1S91.
All petsons desiiimt may then and t:ere appear
and make tbelr defense.
Dated at Beck Island, Illinois, this tlth day of
October, . D. ltWl.
i. R. JOHNSTON.
J. B. CLBLN1.
J. E. KE1DY,
That Looks Impossible !
But it is the Truth!
Our entire stock of Clothing and Gent's Furnish
ing Goods has to be sacrificed regardless
of cost, as we will positively
QUIT THE CLOTHING BUSINESS.
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
Carse & Co.
The acknowledged leaders in
Now invite the public to inspect their new
fall stock, which is COMPLETE in all
departments. A CALF LINED shoe
for mens wear, and our
Boys' and Youths' Waterproof Shoes
are worthy of special notice.
Leading styles, large variety and low prices
prevail in all departments.
CARSE & co.
1622 Second Avenue
ImnarM chrllllant trnfrrv-T to tl ktm. ft
mom mil nimnlM. I rerkW and discoloration. For
I Ml toy aaai flrvkvcUm dratTfrf", or euoied for M eta.
in (tamp oj
I VJ 111 mswiass ai v. at at. mm. va a
iati .ay jt tennX oa
n.e v uau. 1 -
Xiwspara Asvzaxnmie Btnuuo ie-Sprue
f met), where eat
t aine omtnete a
t rtiaV.s fat it
J. T. DIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens Fine -Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue
M. WORKMAN. Administratrix.