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THE AKGUS; WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18. 1891.
1 AM WILLING
You should take advantage of the LOW PRICES
we are making on
Furniture, Carpets, Stoves, Etc.
Ingrain carpets from 35c a yard up.
Brussells carpets from 50o a yard up.
Genuine Smyrna rugs 80c and up.
Fine fur rugs very cheap.
Parlor Suits-Assortment Complete.
Lounges and couches prices to suit.
A handsome durable platform rocker ' S3.QOT
Bedroom sets and bedsteads a few more of those
Ladies' desks, music cabinets and combination
cases cannot be equaled for price and quality.
Come and see what we have, and be convinced
of the money I can save you. '
Cash or Credit; No Extra Charge.
CHA5. A. MECK,
322 Brady Street, Davenport, la.
Open evarr evening until 8:00 o'clock, ani Saturday, until 10:00p. m.
AGEK CY FOR THE
STEAM and HOT WATER
Office and Sbop il9 Eijrntcenth Street. Telephone 11
CHA3. W. YKRBUHT. Manaser.
R)ck Island, HI.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WILL KNOWN-
Star Block, Opposite Harper Hottbk.
ha. purchased for the
Fall and Winter of 1891-2,
A larger asd finer stock than erir. These foods will arrive In a few days. Walt and see them.
Telephone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
"B.-F. THOMAS & CO.,
Elm Street Meat Market
.All kinds of Freeh and Salt Meats always on hind. Game,
Fish and Oysters In the season.
Rkyn)LD8' Block, Moline Ave., FOOT OF ELM ST.
: ; J..T. O'CONNOR,' Proprietor. I '
' No. "117 Eighteenth Street
TUi. new Bample Room la now open for boaineas. The heat of Wine.. Llqoora and is
Imported Clg ara always oa hand.
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
' ; : $2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN & AJDIuER,
- Removed to 219 Be renteenth. Str et
L1ANI10QD RESTOHED !:
Ltbv wonderful remedy
ia Bold with writ.
nar..tort. n all amrrnm disww, aura a. Weak Mrnnurr,
LoMof Brain IVww. H'Mirlu. W.krfultK-.x. Ixv t Manhood. Nightli Kaiit-
.ion.. nrvnune.. L4iM.uuae.aiinrain.ano 109 i r power or metvenffrwu.a
Organ. In llta.r rauio by orr emtio, ro tbfnl trrr.or wzoeMlve
t moi looaeco. opium or iimunnu wnica aona hh 10 1m1nn11v.vftn-0t1.oB
5ton and lnaanrly. Pol apenitvantcnt to carry ia art pocket. ! per Bark
' am fcv mailt S forth. W if n mwrw as OMfr mm mittm 1 1 h4Um mammI. mmm
aamaa aa arris vauna. tmr rajaad ta numty. Circular Im. Addres A'awvt SmI Cau, Chlemaw. lit.
Tor Sfcls U Rock Ulaad by Harts Bahnsen, 84 A: ti A 90th street.
S1IAKKS DO NOT MTE.
WHAT A NEW YORK BUSINESS MAN
SAYS ABOUT "MANEATER3."
Mr. HerniAUiu Oelricua' Daring I'lune la
Front of a Shark to Prove II la Theory.
Offer to Give SSOO for Proof of a Caae
In Which a Shark Ila. Kitten a Man.
When Mr. Hermnnn Oelrichs, the mil-.
lionaife, clubman anil athlete, advanced a
new and startling theory, which disturbed
the settled conviction of humanity upon an
interesting subject, a conviction that hat
existed since Adam first learned wisdom.
it was only natural that he was looked
upon with suspicion. The wise men of
Spain who first heard Columbus say that
the earth was round were not more aston
ished than was the select circle of the
Waywayanda club to which Mr. Oelrichs
first declared that sharks don't bite.
On this particular occasion there was
bis crowd at the house. Just w hut started
the talk about sharks has I wen forgotten
by those present, but somebody made the
remark that there had been a good many
sharks around during the season, and it
was a wonder that no casualties had re
sulted among the more venturesome bath
ers. Mr. Oelrichs lazily withdrew his per
fecto from between his lips and allowed a
volume of smoke to carl lazily upward be
fore he said:
"Bosh! Sharks don't bite."
Then be replaced the cigar in his month
and puffed contemplatively. His listeners
looked at hjm for a moment in amazement.
Then one of them said:
"That was a strange remark, Hermann."
"I mean it," said Mr. Oelrichs.
"Do-you- mean-to-say - in - sober- earnest -
I bat-sharks- wou't bi te a - hu ma n - being t "
tsked Judge Clancy, with the deliberation
ftentting his official position.
'That's just what I mean," replied Mr.
Oelrichs. "I have given the matter a great
deal of study, and 1 know that no shark
has ever bitten a human being."
'"Nonsense, said everybody at once, and
several begun to teM of friends who had
friends who bad seen sharks bite off the
limbs of unfort unates, some of whnm.had
afterward recovered aud were living evi
dences of the incorrectness of Mr. Oelrichs'
assertion. At the close of their remarks
Mr. Oelrichs said quietly:
"I will bet fci."i0 that there is not a single
authentic instance of a man, woman or
child having been bitten by n shark. I
will give that amount to any person who
will advance the evidence to prove a single
citse of shark bite."
As if to put Mr. Oelrichs to a test of hit
theory, just at that moment a lii shark
appeared in the inlet.. It was in plain sight
of the party on the veranda, and sent a
thrill throusrli every one except Mr. Oel
richs. The latter got up lazily and said as
calmly as ever:
'There, gentlemen, is a chance to test
Without another word he ran down to
the water's edge, stripped quickly in sight
of his horrified frieniLsaud jumped in bold
ly. The shark was not far awav a:;il
swimming toward Oelrichs. As he came
on, his body was visible from dorsal fin to
tail fin, or two-thirds of his entire length.
The smallest estimate placed upon his
lengt h was ten feet. The tide was running
flood, but the shark could not get over the
bar in the inlet.
Oelrichs who is a strong swimmer.
didn't find much difficulty iu getting out
to where the shark was visible. As he
turns close to the monster, his excited
friends on the veranda arose from their
seats and stood in painful anxiety, expect
ing every moment to see the inonsirou.
jaws close around an arm or a let, or iei
haps ingulf the whole IkkIv. A few of the
witnesses grew faint and covered their
eyes, while the more courageous shouted
for boats to go to Oelrichs rescue.
Even as they stood there the big mass of
fish began to move quicklv. In their ex
citement some of the witnesses thought
t hey saw the shark turn over and dart for
Oelrichs in accepted style, with the cavern
ous mouth open and the cross-saw teeth
visible. Was the ftolhardy man going to
le the first victim of his ridiculous theory?
Presently a unanimous sigh of relief
Khowed t hat their fears had been ground
less. Instead of moving toward the daring
swimmer the monster was going in the
opposite direct ion. He was swimming rap
idly, too, and actually appeared to have
been frightened away by the humau aj
paritioii. The black back could lie seen
going toward the open sea and the won
dering men soon lost sight of him far out
In .the tumbling waters. Oelrichs contin
ued to dive and frolic in the water until
Judge Claucy got a skiff and went out to
him and brought him back.
Of cour.-e, Oelrichs felt victorious, al
though he did not say much, but his
friends were still far from convinced. The
fact that one shark had not bitten a man
when he had the chance was no proof that
all sharks would act the same way. they
said. Still Oelrichs pooh poobed all doubts
of his theory, and said that he would make
bis offer of t-"0 for an authentic case of
thark bite good at any time. Since then
Mr. Oelrichs has doubled the offer, so that
anybody who has been bitten by a shark,
or can prove that any one else has suffered
this inconvenient, can earn l-TOO by apply
ing to Mr. Oelrichs at his office in Bowling
One of the stories that reached Mr. Oel
richs' ears came very near to destroying
bis faith. Two boys had been in bathing
lu XewYork bay off South Brooklyn, when
one of them was seized and almost disap
peared. .He was rescued with difficulty,
and when brought to shore was almost in
ensible, while blood was pouring from a
large wound in his back. The boy was re
moved to a hospital, where a number of
physicians examined the wound. Both
boys asserted that it was the result of a
shark's bite, and several of the physicians
declared emphatically that the marks of
brute's teeth were plainly visible. The
other doctors were not so certain. As soon
as Mr. Oelrichs heard of t his case lie began
an investigation. The boys stock to their
story, and both gave detailed descriptions
of the appearance of the shark. ' They even
produced 'witnesses, who declarer! that
tbey, too, had seen him. '
Then Mr. Oelrichs saw the physicians,
who strengthened the boy's story aud cor
respondingly lessened Mr. Oelricb's be
lief in bis own theory. But he was deter
mined to sift the story thoroughly, and so
be examined the boy's back himself. The
cars of the wound' were 'plainly visible,
and Mr. Oelrichs at once decided that tbey
never eon Id hare been made by a shark's
teeth. He bad prepared a careful diagram
of a shark' teeth and compared it with
the marks of the wound. The former were
regular, while the latter were not. Then
he had the hay dragged where the boy had
been seised, ant) a lot of jagged tin was
found on the bottom. Comparisons
proved tbat the points of the tin had en
teral the bov's hack. and. beiac Dent, naa
held him for a few momenta until, his
struggles had treed hinj.-ir York $nn.
The Prospector Disappearing.
The traditional prospector will soon be
as extinct as the dodo. He was a pictur
esque character in fiction aud ia reality,
and be will be missed. His disappearance
will not be due to the absence of ground to
be prospected, but to the different condi
tions under which work is now done. In
early times the prospectors were literally
gold seekers. They were after surface
placers. It takes but a little time for en
terprising, hardy men to overrun a con
siderable territory In the search of this
class of deposits, easily discoverable by
simple planning tests here and there, and
ouly to be looked for in certain topographi
cal situations, and the country has been so
thoroughly gone over tbat the likelihood
of finding anything of importance in the
way of placers has been steadily lessened.
The prospectors of today give their at
tention mainly to veins and lodes deposits
"in place," which are much more difficult
to locale. Tiie pioneers used to cover
great distances, undergo almost inconceiv
able privations and hardships, and at times
face dangers from hostile Indians. Now
it is found that the immediate neighbor
hood of one's own camp is about as likely
a place to prospect in as one farther away,
and many of the best lodestrikes have been
made in the heart of districts where min
ing had been going on for years. Albert
Williams in Engineering.
He Was Ag'ln' the Bicycle.
"Bicycles are a nuisance," he said to the
city editor, coming up to the desk after the
manner of a man with a grievance.
"So?" inquired the editor, who rode one
"Yes, they are. I've just been waiting
for a chance to write them up."
"What's the matter with them?"
"Aw, they take up the street, scare
horses, run people down and do all sorts of
"Why don't you write them up. then.
with a blast?"
"That's just It. I was coming across the
street this morning and 1 saw two coming
Iickety split trom opposite directions. I
was going to get out of the way at first,
but 1 thought I had as much right as they
liau to l lie street, so l concluded to stand
my ground, and just make one of them run
into me. I knew it was my opportunity to
get wen, and I wasn't going to lose it."
"And you got run into, and now you
want to blast the bicycle, do you?" in
quired the editor, shoviug a paper pad aud
pencil over to lum.
"No, I don t," was the disgusted reply.
"I dodged around there for ten minutes
trying to get iu the way of one of them,
and by Jupiter, six riders sailed by ten
feet on eit her side of me and didn t touch
a hair. That's why I say t hey are a nui
sance." Detroit Free Press.
Seut the Wrong Animal.
A quiet family once bought of the late
Charles Jamrach a wild beast, warranted
to lie a quiet and manageable pet perhaps
a sloth or a tapir. Some days after, Mr.
Jamrach, examining his books, perceived
that the item tapir or sloth, or whatever
the animal may have been, was not en
tered with proper regularity in the ledger
and day book was, indeed, mixed up with
some other entry. Suspecting something
wrong, Air. Jamrach called a hansom and
drove at once to the suburban residence of
his customer. His ring was not an
swered; but at. length the cook, pale and
trembling, appeared bebiud the area rail-
"For God's sake! Mr. Jamrach." she
cried, "save us from that awful wild beast!
Master aud mistress couldn't staud it any
longer, and have goue to the seaside, and
the housemaid and I daren't leave the
kitchen for fear of being eaten." At that
moment a very fine and very hungry puma
lie nercest perhaps among all thecar-
nivora put its head out of the drawing
room window. The mistake was a clerk's
the wrong beast was sent home. Lon
State of Ohio, City of Tolkdu, (
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that be is
the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co- doing business in the city
of Toledo, county and state aforesaid, and
that said firm will pay the sum of one
hundred dollars for each and every case
of catarrh that cannot be cured by the
use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Frakk J. Cheney.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D.. 1886.
A. W. Gleasok,
seal Rotary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Care is taken internally
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Send
for testimonials, free.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props, Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Oysters at Krell & Math's.
Call on'E. B. McKown for hard wood
and soft co-!. Telephone 2.198.
Send your friends to Krell & Math's
for dieh of fresh, ojeters served in any
way you may wish for.
You can recommend Krell & Math to
anybody, as tbey have the best oysters
and know how best to serve them.
Remember the cold weather does not
affect the ice cream business a particle.
You can get a dish, brick, melon, pyramid
or individual ire cream at anytime, no
matter how cold the weather is, at Krell
B. Birkenfeld offers tor sale his entire
stock of hooks, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Also his property for sale or
rent for any number of years to suit
' What is more attractive than a pretty
face with a fresh, bright complexion? For
it, use Poztoni 'a Powder.
c AGENCY Jnr '
V A namp ilet of tefonaaUoa i
uvi o t be a
ACME BLACKING 1.; d!0nP
at 20 cents a bottle than eny
other Dressing r.t 5 cc;,ts.
A LITTLE GOES A LO KG V,'AY1?.
because shoes once Mnrkrncd villi i: t:-.-.
be kept clean by washing them with m, r.
People in moderate circiinu;t:;r. i; l.tV, it
profitable to buy it tt l!(!c. a bonie, Wcausc
what they Fpend for Llackirg t!:ty save in
It is the cheapest Macktrtg consult rinK
its quality, and yet tve want to st'.l it
cheaper if it can be done. Wc will pay
for A recipe that will cnaljlc tia to m;;kc
Wolff's Acme Blacking ut such a price
that a retailer can profitably sell it at 10c. a
bottle. This ofler is open until Jan. 1st, 1693.
WOLFF & RANDOLPH, Philadelphia.
Old furniiure painted with
(this is the name of the paint looks liV.e
stained and varnished new furniture. One
oaat will do it A child can apply it. 1 u
can change a pine to a walnut, or a cherry
to mahogany ; there is no limit to yma
fancies. -All retailers sell it.
GEO. P. STATJDUHAR,
Plana and anpcrlntrndenee for all clu of
Room. 53 and S3. Miube I & Lynde bnilding I
A. TIMBER! AKE.
Express and Moving.
All orders promptly attended to. Char
sm ueave order, at K. Trenaman'a Barnw.
shop on Market pqnare.
ATTOKNKY'S at 1 t. Uli
P9R salr VRr. '.-.
Stand. Five r?NJN'G (
J. F. Myess v
Physician xn Nil,,-.
.Beculty f d."' ,rM.
Huur.: ! to u , .I'"e.t ,,
Telephone No. 3 -
DR' J- -. HAWTHORN
Mitchell & Lynde's Block, ft
R- M. PEAECE,
Room 33 in V itct.t':! 4 Lr,v, ... ,
PROTECT YOUR i
MR. H HIRSCHBii
The wrlMimwn Opt;! an t ,,.
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ciiar. ti IM .m.-i.-,i S c s, 1.1
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The e,a...s are tte
c-rm-ide ;n .pcclac . l;, T
rinlri;riion ..f the L. a
rhariBj: a fa:r il tlu--
ia. . nvt-r h.i- to cLariic ;t ,"
fn.m t he i ii j. and every t a r -i-
aiiranteed. -r. ,f
'hr er trio m liter turn nr J.
l.eiiesarei tlnv Kill f'irr.--v
whir new osir ni s !ae- f-trf
. . ' i - a nr.,i .a na-a I:; i
and iuvite. ail to .-i.f, -.
if ihe treat .ujierloriti of tiw,.
nver any aid all otbei. r,..i ;c c
nuil examine ihe .ith
ir'.i.fis: atd nticUi:. hoe s I,U:c."
No Peddler Snppliet 1
DAVIS & CO.,
A complete tetock
of Pipe, Brass Goods.
Packing, Hose, Fire
Sole Agents for
We gurante every oi ; per'e't. and will .end Cat., Twen'y Dy?' trii', to rc?pf;
par.le.. Safety IK-aMn? Iiolltf'. and Con ractor. to.- f jrnihir.j ani
lajinj. Water and Sewer Pik'.
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DAVIS BLOCK, Moline, HI,
1712 First Ave., Rock Islani
Residence Telephone 100.
The Art Garland . . .
Is the leading hard coal stove of the world. It
has stood the test of time, and has proven itself
to be the Prince of Base Burners. If you are in
need of a hard coal stove, it will pay you to call
and examine the merits of the Art Garland; it is
sold with a positive guarantee that it has no equal.
The Riverside Oak . . .
Is the best for soft coal.
It will not gas or smoke.
It will keep fire all night.
It has a large ash pan.
It has heavy steel body.
It is guaranteed in every respect.
Gall and examine our immense line of Stoe5
1615 and 1817 Second avenue, Rock W-aID'