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JirTtie- Sltcbe'8 Swaps.
Bt'ki'ts. Pmcll Boxes, Rulers, and
everything necessary for school.
lUjiiMe Humes" elementary geography for
Lift nd IS rent.
I ji-w' complete geography 'or Gnyot's Inter
im ut ir.1 W cents.
I ?h ; 5 ' 1 arithmetic for Felter's primary
Tm can MTe money by getting yonr school
C. C. TAYLOR'S,
1717 Secon4 Avenue.
J. & REIDY,
tyi. wUf and manages property on commlsa-
a tare ui or city property always on nana
Inn far three first-class Fl re Insurance
CsBtanirs. and ibe American Canslty
andudimnitv Company, of Bal
J8C3 Second Avenue.
Hocpe'8 Tailor Shop.
Tfcis Space is Reserved for
Bros., & Schreiner.
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TONIGHT'S MERttY MAKING
Lock Oat For Yor .t .4 Keep
Ysar Hhilt-ra Fastened - Mu
perMltion SJannreica W lih.
Tlds ii "Hallowe'en." There are not
mny young readers who do not look
for ard with measurable anticipation of
nut an 1 apples, mystery and mischief
to ti e 31st of October, or "Hollow eve,"
but very few could explain the meaning
or its name or give any accurate account
of its origin and true significance.
All Hallow even, or eve, is so called
becajee it is the night immediately pre
ceding All Hallowmas, or All Saints'
day, which is the li-t of November, and
is ot served by the Rom an Catholic, Prot
estat.t, Episcopal ard Lutheran churches
as a festivsl in honor of all the saints. In
the sncient calendar of the church of
Roms is found the following observation
on the 1st of November. The feast of
old faols is removed to this day. Per
haps this setting apart of November 1,
as ssjred to the old fools, as well as to
all tie saints, is due to the many foolieh
custcms, charms, speils, inemtations
etc., which have long been practiced upon
the preceding night, or Ali-LUlio tven,
contracted by the Scotch to "Iltllow
e'en," and commonly known to the juve
nile nind of Toung America as "Holly
Thsre is no night in the year which
has been invested by popular imagination
with a more peculiar character than the
Slst of October, or Hallow eve. There is
nothing in the church observances of the
evening day of All Saints calculated to
give rise to such remarkable ideas as are
assoc ated with the night, or to touch
singu ar sports and customs as nre pracs
ticed upon its annual recurrence. That
supernatural influences then prevailed is
a generally accepted superstition. Glen
dower asserts that all who choose to do
so can then "call up spirits from the
wasty deep." It is said that all spirits,
both of the visibie and invisible worlds,
then walk the earth, and it is believed
that, cn the mystic evening, the immater
ial principle existing in all things human
can detach itself from all corporal re
strain! a snd wander against its will
throof h space. All dtvila and witches
are believed to be abroad, and the fairies
are raid to hold high carnival. There is
no date in the whole 13 months around
which cluster so many popular supersti
tions. It is impossible to ac
curate' y trace the origin of these,
but slice they are wholly devoid of any
religions character they would clearly
seem, together with all the other associa
tions connected with the occasion, to be
relics c f Pagan times. Nuts have always
borne a most prominent part, as they still
continue to do, in the festivities of Hal
lowe'en. Among the English, Scotch
and Irish peasantry, a synonym for it is
nut ciack night, from the custom of
crackirgnuts with the teeth, with hare
mers, crby throwing them into the fire.
In a quaint old volume of poems by
Charles Graydon, published in Dublin,
1801. there is one called "On Nuts Burn
ing, ill Hallow's Eve," which also
alludes to this custom, as follows:
'Thest- glowing not- are emblems true '
Of what on human life we new.
The Ui matched co pie fret and fume.
And this in strife themselves consume:
Or frot) each other mildly start.
And wi th a noise forever part,
Bdl set the happy, iiappy pair.
Of genuine love and truth sincere;
With n aural fondness while they ourn.
Still to each otber kindly turn;
And an the vital sparks deoay,
Toa;ethi-r eently sink away;
Till lit i 's fierce ordeal being past,
Their mingled uhes rest at last."
Anotlier custom, somewhat similar to
this, is practiced in Ireland. Young
women, anxious to know if their lovers
are fait! ful, put three nuts npon the bars
of the g'ate, naming each nut for a lover.
If a aut cracks or jumps, the lover for
whom it is named will prove unfaithful,
but if it quietly burns or blazes he loves
and is tiue to the girl making the trial.
Among the lmh peasantry it was former
ly customary to burn the hells of nuts
eaten on Hallow Eve, and to cause snails
to crawl through the ashes, ani then trace
out the initials of the future husband's or
Nuts, however, are far from monopo
lizing H Jlowe'en customs. Apples con
tend vigorously with them for supremacy.
Every one knows whst capital sport it is
to let a i umber of them float in a water
tub, and have a party of blindfolded
yonngattrs or oldsters, either try to
seize them in their mouths, wbl'e both
hands are tied behind their backs. And
the familiar custom is for a young girl to
take the skin of an apple which she has
pared, at d after swinging it three times
around her head, to throw it to the
ground, where it is believed to nresent the
embiauce of the first letter of her future
husband's name. In the North of Eng
land, wh.le this divination is being per
formed, it is customary to repeat the fol
1 pare thW pippin round and round again.
My sweeth tart's name to flourish on the p.aln;
I fling thee unbroken o'er my bead,
Mr sweetheart's letter oa the ground is read."
A mett od of determining the constancy
of lovers, practiced many times by nearly
every American and English girl of the
present dy. and by her mother and
grandmother before her, is to take two
wet apple seeds, name each for a lover,
and place them one upon
each eyelid or etch cheek.
The one which drops offfl stis faithless,
while the other, like the Douvjaa famous
in sone. is "tender and true." Another
very old apple spell, pertaining to Hoi
low e'en, is to eat an apple before a mir
ror at midnight in a room apart from all
other penons, lighting one's self by a
solitary candle, held in one hand Before
the apple is finished the face of the future
husband or wife will be seen pearing o ver
j our shoulder.
Tbedumb cake is a favorite Hollowe'en
charm in some of the northern counties of
England. It must be made between the
hours of 11 and midnight, by any num
ber of young women, each of whom must
place a handful of wheat flour on a sheet
of white paper, and sprinkle it over
with as much salt as she can bold
between the finger and thumb. Then one
of the party must make it into a dough,
being careful not to - nse spring water.
Etch young woman must then roll up the
dough, spread it out thin and flat, and
mark her initials upon it with a new pin.
The cake being then placed before the
fire, all must take a seat as far from it as
possible. This must all be done before
lip m , and between that time and
mi lnight all present must turn the cake
once. When the clock strikes 12 the
husband of her who is to be married flrBt
wij enter and lay his hand upon the part
of the cake marked with her name
Throughout the whole proceeding not a
word must be spoken; hecce the name,
But th's is not all there is to Hols
lowe'en. In this practical day and age
the average small boy has no care wheth
er anyoody loves him or not. His idea of
the date meaos mischief. Imead of
seeing whether his lover is true or not he
takes off a few gates and commits other
acts of vandalism. Hollowe'en might
mean lots of work fo-tbe polict man.
MILK GOES HIGHER.
Raek I-iund lla.rymon Will tahave l'p
the rr.ee In the Mornlva.
Reck Island dairymen have determined
to raise the price of milk again .
Commencing tomorrow morning con
sumers will be olliged to pay 6 J cents
per quart to banded milk dealers or own
a cow of Iteir own. Several years ago
the people of Rock Island were required
to pay 6J cents, a price higher than any
other city in this part of the country, but
the rate was afterwards reduced to the
standard five cents per quart. But the
dairymen hsve seen the necessity of
shoving up the price again, and they
have found away to do it by binding them'
selves tog-ther for that purpose.
lnu can announce," said Dairyman
Ed. Jens this morning, "that milk goes
up to 6 cents per quart commencing to
morrow morning. We have got to make
the raise and all the milkmen in the city
have egret d to it."
In answer to an inquiry as to the reason
of the rasi.Mr. Jens said:
"Milk is scarce and feed is high."
When asked if the price wis not higher
than that observed in other cities, Mr.
Jens replied that he did not think so, and
as far as that was concerned the milkmen
ought to have 10 cents a quart to do any
kind of a business.
Ifollne Wants a Jitw High Srhool
The board of education of Moiine Is
looking into the matter of a new High
sihool building, and also a site for the
same. There are now in the Moiine
High school 134 pupils, of whom 1? are
from outside the city. The Dispatch
If it were the High school alone that
was too grea'ly crowded, it could wait
awhile for a new building, but the buiiii
ing is needed to relieve the pressure of
othre schools . . There is scarcely a school
building in the city that has not too
many pupils, and in which better work
could not be done were there more room.
With our present rate of growth a large
building would soon be filled with pupils.
Wo trust a good site may be found soon
and a large building erected. The site
once selected our ooard of education can
be depended on to erect a building that
will be a credit to the city.
A more commanding position for a
High s-hool building could not be found
in Moiine than the present site.
Thomas Fi zgerald and Philip Buckley
became engaged in an animated contro
versy over the settlement of an estate
which is in court, at Joslin on Thursday.
The result was afigbt in which Fitzgerald
was getting the best of it when Buckley
drew a knife and stabbed Fitzgerald,
though not seriously. The affair will
probably be ventilated in Magistrate
Wivill's court next week.
Mrs. William Teshka was fined 3 and
costs yesterday by Magistrate Wivill on
complaint of Mrs. Charles Strupp, and
today Mrs. Teshka reciprocated by swear
ing out a warrant for Mrs. Strupp, and
she wss also fined $3 and costs by the
magistrate today. Both warrants were
for abusive language.
A noted Gypsy fortune-teller is stop
ping at 229 Sixteenth street, corner Third
avenue. Mrs. Bos well will tell yonr past,
present and future, all by the hand. All
told by palmistry. Satisfaction guaran
teed or money returned.
A handsome complexion is one of the
greatest charms a woman can possass
PoBZoui's Complexion powder gives it.
ABOUT, GARKSEY SQUARE
" vv est sarax laapreveaa at
Onikt to be Taking jaiae ferswa
The friends of the Garnsey square im
provement more particularly those in
the immediate neighborhood of the square
ought to be bestirring themselves if
they want the contemplated improve
ments msde there this year. By the in
terest the peop'e in the immediate vicin
ity manifest toward this improvement
will be measured in a very large
degree the assistance which may
be expected from those - outside.
It remains for the people down
there to continue to manifest thir
purpose to improve the square as shown
by the meeting held at the Pheonix hose
house a short time ago, in order that the
council may take the necessary steps to
excavate and improve tue tquare.
Something ought to be done at once if
the fqua.e is to be put in condition this
winter for the other improvements early
in the spring Iu a word, the founda
tion must be laid this winter. This
done, the providing of ornaments, etc..
will not be a difficult task. The gener
ous offer of the street car company to
head the lint of donations with a hand
some design ought to serve as an impet
us to encouragu others to similar enter
prise. The people about Garnsev squnre
and in the west part of town should take
this matter in band at an early date. They
have but to make the tff.tr', accompanied
by a certain decree of pride and determi
nation, and they will win.
Chief Miller's report of the work of the
police department for the fctonth of Octo
ber is appended:
Arrests Drunk and disorderly, 5;
drunk, 10; assault and battery, 8; adult
ery and fornication, 1; disorderly con
duct, 16; malicious mischief. 1; assault
with deadly weapon, 1 ; abusive language,
6; disturbing the peace, 2
State cases, 3; city cases, 46.
N. of litibisout, '3.
Jail bill, Cd meals. $12 80.
Tramps lodged, 10.
Fines and police fees collected by Mag
istrate II. C. Wtvil!, $196.50.
It is, to say the least, wrong for any
body to go to church or public meeting.
backing away and disturbing the preacher
or orator witn coughing. Use Dr. Bull's
Coueh Syrup at once; it costs only 25
cents a bottle.
The soft glow of the tea rose is ac
uired by ladies who use Pozzoni's Co ru
le xion Powder.
Orders promptly filled
for game, fish and oysters;
also a first-class restaurant.
Aleals at all hours by Harry
W. Smvthe, at
Subscribe for Stock
In the Second series of the
Borne Building and Loan Asso
ciation, of Rock Island.
A safer and better investment
than . Government Bonds, be
cause the loans are made only
upon established valnes and it
pays more than, three times as
much interest besides the
amount invested and the prulita
can be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rates. '
R. A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
Ovnca, Booms 3, 4, 5 and 6 Masonic Temple,
Probably the most useful
thing I have received this fall,
is an alcohol lamp, stand, and
kettl, all brass, which I am
now showing. It is pretty
enough to be ornamental, and
cheap enough for aDy oDe. For
the sick room, or for any one
who wishes to heat say a quart
of water at a moment's notice,
they are just the thing.
With them, also just in, a
new and not expensive line of
6 o'clock teas.
Q. M. Looslit.
OKIVa, SLABS AJTD LAMPS.
U0V Second Avenne,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
JAHMS & BERrELSEN
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Tinware And Housk Furnishing Good.
1612 second avenue,
ROCK. ISLAND, ILL.
GO TO . . .
They are making way down cut prices
this week on Safeties and Velocipedes for
the boys and Tricycles for the girls. All
grades from $1.65 to ?2'i.
Next week we will have something to
say about lamps which interests you.
Watch and see.
They are all coming our way for cosl
hods, and everything in house furnishing
and decorative articles. Come with the
1703 Second Avenue.
We have just received some very neat
aud artistic celluloid novelties, such as
whisk holders, slipper holders, J In trays,
jewel boxes, etc
Crepe tissue paper in all shades.
We haye reduced nuebinger's Tri-City
Albums to 1 each.
Stanley's story of Through the
Wilds of Africa, in a very attrac
tive binding, for shelf or table, '$1.18
Barnnm's Own Story 1.75
The Gladiator, by John L 8 .llivan .65
Picture framing a specialty.
1705 Second Avenue.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
A .Fine Line in the Newest Styles, the best
Assortment Ever Shown at Lowest Prices.
G. O. B.UCKSTAEDT, -
1811 and 1813, Second Avenue, EOCK ISLAND.
You Can't do Without:
Dr. Mai's Celeiirateil Coigli Syrup,
Th very best preparation mad for Coogbs, Colds, Broncbitis, and
CURES LIKE MAG-IC !
Good alike for children and adults. Two sizes 19 an4 25c.
11 tang and -
Thomas' Celebrated Kidney and Iiivsr PILLS.
These pills are fst taking the place of the more expensive remedies for all kidney sad
7 TVT "V7" T Becanse they are easier to take, cheaper hi pr'ce and rive better
-- -- results.
Give them a trial. Kone eqaal them,
mail, on receipt of price, SB cents a bottle.
The proprietor will forward them to any address by
Msdo only by
T. H. THOMAS.
Rock Island I1L
CLOSING OUT SALE
BOOTS and SHOES
At Elm Street Shoe Store.
I will sell at cost my Boots, Shoes, Rubbsra, Gloves and
Mittens at my Elm Street Shoe Store.
This sale will last ten days only, as I will vacate store
Nov. 2. Come early and get bargains.
2929 Fifth Avenue.