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THE AKGUS; WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1891.
is YSiSE' TlL!
Until Dec. 5th, inclusive,
YOU CA.N HV.VE FREE
A woven wire spring with any bedroom suit
Purchased at 20 to 30 Dollars.
A woven wire spring and an A 1 excelsior cotton
top mattress FREE with any bedroom set sold
at from M to 60 Dollars.
YOUR CHOICE of a handsome parlor lamp or
a fine parlor table FREE with any parlor suit pur
chased on or before Dec. 5th, price not to exceed
10 per cent value of suit purchased. Lounges,
couches, easy chairs, rocking chairs, dining and
bedroom chairs. My assortment is complete in
in price and quality. Carpets, curtains, rugs and-
011 cloths. You are sure to buy if you see my
stock. Side boards and extension fables all prices.
COOKING and HEATING STOVES
are going fast; quality and price occasions the
rush. We give you bargains in every department
to make room for Holiday Goods.
TWO FAMOUS CHARACTERS.
Cask or Credit; No Extra Charge.
CHAS. A. MECK, ,
Telephone 421. 322 Brady Street, Davenport, la.
Open every evening until S :00 o'clock, an 4 Saturdays ant! 1 10:00.
AGENCY FOR THE
STEAM ami HOT WATER
Office srd Shop -M9 Eighteenth Street. Telephone 11
t HAS. W.YEKBl'RY, Manager.
Rock Island, 111.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WELL KNOWN-
Stae Block, Opposite Harper IIouse.
bas purchased for the
Fall and Winter of 1891-2,
A largerand finer stock than evar. These poods will arriv in a few day. Walt and ace them.
Telephone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
B. F. THOMAS v& CO.,
Elm Street Meat Market
All kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats always on hand. Game,
Fish and Oysters In the seaeon.
Reynolds' Block, Moline Ate., FOOT OF ELM ST.
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
- Removed to 219 Serenteenth Street
Q)avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ATJ. DEPARTMENTS.
FORCATALOOU2S ADDRESS -
J. C. DUNCAN, Davenport, la
r.l All HOOD RESTORED!
the wonderful remerfv
is s..lrt with a writ.
ten ardnwante to cure all nrvn fll.caj.es. such aw W(k Memory,
lessor Brain Power, Iteailnctie. Wnk .lulne. I.iwt Manhood. Niphtlv Kruis
sions. NerTHii.tieKi". lji'i-ltiidc.allilrnin" and Ids if power of the iner.iiro
Orsan tn other sex caue.l rv over iwi Ion. youthful errors. r pinmm
t' nAof tobacco, opium or stimulant which non lead to InnrmitT. Consumo
Wtion an1 Insanity, Iut up convenient tn carry in vet pocket. St per pack
aa .u. hv hnail: n fiiras. With .T.rv a i turter we miv a nrrrti mijini. Ia
swoks Means vsisa. or remid tM nunuv. Circular free. Ad treat Kcne Seed ta, Chicago. III.
For tale in Rockjaltnd by Hartz & Bahnsen, lid Ave. and 20th street.
An In'ereatlPS Iteminlsrenre of JttT
lavi antt the Indlaa Chief Black.
Along in 1828 or 1830, and for years
afterward. First Lieutenant Jefferson
Davis, later president of the confederacy,
was stationed at Fort Crawford, near
Burlington. Concerning the last time
that he saw Jeff, who bad old Chief Black
Hawk in irons under bis charge, William
B. Sweet writes a letter to the Baltimore
Herald which will be interesting reading
for residents on the banks of the Father
of Waters. In part Mr. Sweet says:
"Jeff was sweet on the colonel's daugh
ter, Miss Knox Taylor, and she reel pro
cated bis affection. . But her father was
very much opposed to the young lieuten
ant's attentions and would not permit h m
to call at his residence. But, of course,
tbat only tended to intensify their allec
tion and did not prevent them from see
ing a great deal of each other. Miss Tay
lor would come over to our house of
evenings and frequently she would stay
all nigbt. She and 'my sister Mary, who
later became Mrs. Wilson, were great
friecdj. Jiff would come to our bouse
r lso, ostensibly to see Mary, but the young
folks knew more about whom he came to
see than did the old folks. There is an
old story tbat Jeff and Miss Knox eloped
at I'raine da fjbien. That is incorrect.
Colonel Taylor managed after several
years to get the objectionable lieutenant
transferred to otber service, and so he
could not be in the young Udy's company.
liut tbat did not break up the match, for
years afterward they were married at tbe
borne of tier Uncle Dick, in Kentucky.
Yet Colonel Taylor would not give bis
consent to tbe marriage nor would he at
tend the ceremony.
"Tbe last time I stw Jeff Davis was
after tbe Black Hawk war. My father
had captured the old chief and the
prophet, together with about 40 other in
surgent Indians who had fled to tbe Win-
nebHCO country. Oa crder of Gjn.
Scott and Gov. Joe lieynolds. my fatber
proceeded to Rock Island wilh bis prison
ers, where the treaty wilh tbe Sax and
Fox Indians was consuinated. Tbe jour
ney was mnde Ly boat, of course. Col.
Ta.lor took this opportunity to get rid
of Jeff, and ordered him to accompany
my father, together with a company of
troup?. I drove my fatber over to the
landing from our residence, and bitched
the horse and followed my father down
to tbe river bank. On the upper deck
the Indians were squatted about, morose
and silent. Sustding -tbem were the
soldiers, -under command of Jill, who
strode about them looking as mad as a
"Upou my father's appearance old
Black Hawk came to him and held out
bis hands. A solid bar of iron bad been
bent about both wrists and riveted. Tbe
iron was cbafiag his wrists and be exhib
ited the sores to my fatter, who ordered
tbe blacksmith to come up from below
and remove the shackles. Wilh some
what of a vexed air Jeff said to my father.
"General, do you think it safe to release
the prisoner?" Turning around and
drawing himself up to hia fullest height,
ray fatber remarked, ' I bold mydelf per
sonally responsible for the safely and
good conduct of this man-" "Just as you
ay general," responded the lieutenant.
Then tbe bell rang and the boat pulled
out for Rock Island. That was the last
time I ever saw Jeff Davis."
WHERE IS THE PLAT?
Prof. W. T. Foster has made public
his predictions for next year. What be
says about the weather is not Tery much
interest, because tbe professor bas missed
it so often, but the effect of this weather
on epidemics may be of interest, because
they have already started over in Russia,
acd will cross the line over therein spite
of all quarsntiLe rtgulations. Below we
give what the professor has to say on
Cholera, smallpox, sunstroke: the erin
yellow fever, diphtheria, and other epi-
dtmiCtdiseases effecting nan; hog chol
era, pinkeye, Texas fever and other dis
eases affecting tbe lower animals are pe-.
riodic, caused by ibe changed condition
of our atmosphere, brought about by a
sudden increase of electricity, caused by
the1 position of the planets Jupiter and
S it urn .
I will not undertake to discus sll these
diseases nor all tbe epidemic positions of
these two creat planets. Saturn occu
pies Bix of these positions in 29J years,
three of which are easily traced in his
torical statistics,-and Jupiter occupies
lour of these positions in 118 years, two
of which cause important epidemics.
I will only try to establish one of these
epidemic causes at this time and this will
open up a great field of thought for our
When Jupiter crosses the sun's equator
as the former is going to perihelion the
greater epidemics occur and their periods
are nearly 12 years apart. Midway be
tween these Jupiter crosses the sun's
equator as the former it going toward
aphelion and following thisevent the lesser
epidemics occur, which also have periods
of nearly 12 years.
Taking the records of all nations we
find that cholera epidemics have occurred
in tbe following years: 1705, 1801, 1807.
18t3.1819. 1825 1831. 1836.1842. IMS.
1004. lBtHi. lsoe. 1872, 1877, 188 and
188D. and these are tbe years in which
Jupiter passed the sun's equator. The
dates given are the beginnings of the ep
idemics which usually continue from one
to tnree years.
i ue greatest epiuemics occurred at
about 05 years apart, and that is the ne
riod at which Jupiter and Saturn occupy
relatively tbe same positions as in that
time wben Jupiter makes exactly five
revolutions around the sun and .Saturn
exactly two revolutions.
Un tbe same basis we may calculate
tbe periods of all epidemics that affect
man and Mast. These diseases are
caused by microbes which are greatl in
creased in number by a great increase of
electricity in our atmosphere. Electricity
is tne me principle, and when it is rieht
Jy understood by our physicians they will
uave oeuer success tn prolonging life. .
What is more attractive than a pretty
face with a fresh, bright complexion? For
it,u8e Poztoni'i Powder. .
The KonadaTiea of a Meline aenool
lHstrict are I'akaowa.
Tbey are in a muddle up in the west
end Moline school district over the boun
daries of tbe district, tbe plat having
been 1 st. The Lincoln school is over
crowded with pupils, and children resid
ing outside tbe district ar permitted to
attend school there without paying tui
The fact is, the Dispatch says, that the
plat of this Bchool district, which gives a
record of its boundaries, bas been lost.
It was filed with the county tlerk to
getber with the proceedings of the trus
tees, wben the boundaries of the district
were changed, something like eight years
ago. Last year the superintendent of
schools, assisted by the county clerk,
made a vigorous search for the plat.
This resulted in learning tbat the plat had
been loaned to some parly who failtd to
Tbe Moline board of education took
steps some months since to determine tbe
boundary in tbe ng'on of Fairmount
Park, but has been unable to ascertain
anything official. The school authorities
are well aware that there are children
from Fairmount Park in attendance on
the Lincoln school, but they have no offi
cial record showing what district these
children belong in. Tbey might go to tbe
parents, and say, "Mr. So-and Bo as
sures me you do cot belong to this school
district, therefore you must pay tuition
for your children going to tbe Lincoln
school." The parent would want to
know at once what Mr. So and-So knew
about it. or had to do wilh it.
Tbe Moline board of education will re
munerate anyone who will furnish the
requisite official information.
Alt oat the af Blower".
Il CK Island, Djc. 2 Editor Ar-cs:
I notice in last' night's Aral's an
astounding 6tory copied from the Dav
enport Democrat and credited to me.
stating that there were 73 asfes blown by
burglars between West Liberty and Cedar
Rapids. I did not say any such thing,
but told a Davenport officer that a gang
of bungling burglars were operating be
tween West Liberty and Grinnell; that
tbey bad attempted to blow safes in a
number of small towns, possibly some 25
cases; tbat in about 15 instances thev
did not succeed, and I bad to go out and
finish their jobs. The amount of swag
secured by tbe burglars was small, in
many casrs not paying for tht
powder they used, but creating quite un
expense in repairiog for tbe owners of
the safes. Please correct as above and
oblige, Charlks FiEnw.
.Mitxa, Kaihrrine Ilerre'a Kaatacemrnt.
Tbe Chicago Inter-Ocean bas the fol
lowing announcement which will be read
with interest in the society circles of the
It is rumored that Miss Eatberioe
Deere, daughter of C. H. Deere, of Overs
look, Moline, Id., is engaged to the son
of the Hon. Benjamin Butterworth, of
Washington. Not long ago Misa Deere a
oldest sister. Miss Annie Deere, married a
son of Erastus Wiman.
Shelled nuts of all kinds at Krell &
Office room to rent over David Don's
Call on E. B. McKown for bard wood
and soft co). Telephone 1,198.
Pecan ice and hickory nut ice at Krell
& Math's. Stop in and get a slice.
Wanted Board and room, central la
cated, by man and wife. Address "It."
Lemon, mint, wintergreen and maple
patties put up in one half pound box-s at
Krell & Math's.
For Sale The house now occu;ied by
11 D. Mack, 905 Nineteenth street, at a
bargain and on easy terms if sold by Feb.
1, 1893. J. D. Taylor.
If you are going to have your friends
dine wilh you on Thanksgiving day, have
something extra fine by way of icj cream.
We can give you a brick, melon, pyramid
or a dorea individual ice creams in anv
flavor and extra fine. Rembember and
order early of Krell & Math.
For Sale A desirable piece of resi
dence property situated at 1919 Fourth
avenue. Two story brick house, good
cellar, good pantry, closets, sewer con
nections, well and cistern, large barn and
other out buildings in good repair. En
quire of Adam Scbaab on premises.
JjoTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Scaled -irxali will he rrrefceil m ih ..;.
clerlfa office. Hock Inland. 111., until Moi.day.i
o'clock p. m.. Decern her 28. lbSl. for cotgtrtH-tiiic
.... .iU,viuFHiBirarn!u ny an orauiance OI taia
C.IIV tia..eil -1 1 1 1 v f. ,im.1 - 1 I. . : . i i . . . .
...j w, ,lu , ru.UICQ, --jin ordi
nance rr the improvement of Third arenne from
v' ' T0''0"" t the we- line of
rum, .Miniriniu n reel irom t
lUIMh line nt 1.-1
, -- y jii .Hour vo me
north llne of Third avenue and of the alley
-i-u r.inuwnn ana vmctM-ntn ttrect and
Jecond and Third arrnn. . from the outh line of
r.- unu ... iiuc 10 me non n line or Third avenue.
and for furniehing the materialc and d-ing the
work according, to the plan ana ieclfication
The work nec" fled ia.a'd ordinance will he di
vided Into four paving dUtri. ta and Wt arpiratclv.
1 he flret district from the wert liiieof Ninth atrcet
totheweetline of Fifteenth atrcet; the fccond
from the e.l vifiu. . i. . ... "T
ii " ' ut-vi io me weal
line of Twentieth atrect; the third from the eaat
line of Twentieth atrret to lb cast line of Twea-ty-fotirih
street, all -on Third avenue; tie fourth
""..r,.uri,rinjm me norm line 01 i- irat
avenue to the north line of Third avenue: alao
Pluna and cificattn for .aid improvement
on II le at the city clera'c oee.
Hlitnk hiri. will . fnMt.i..j i: .i
All Did. mum be accompanied with a certified
CtlAClr in tha, .hm u i i i .
,T Li " uuuureu uonars, payable
to the order of the treasurer of aaid city, which
ahall hernme tnrf.4ri.jl ,A .. -i-i i . : A .
dcr (hall fail to enter into contract with approved
r.j r. k,A"J .uo ,or Ule price men
tioned in his bid, and accordioK to the plan and
MCntJ0n' J."Jlbe ,'vent tht lb contract
r non id be awarded to him.
n.?Jlf J-'!" V "iect or n bld OT Proposal
recened ia hereby expressly reserved by said
Reck Island, 111., Novenber ,
Short t.00 Xs-Slj
I IVaeJUr If by the caa of
yon aave one pair of Bboaa a year, and
a bottl at SO cents laata three months,
tor how many years blacking will one
year's saving- In shoe Leather payt
10C Will paw Ibr the Cost 10C
1D or Chanlnai Plain White if
JXg Glass Teaser to Hob), JVlC
IOC KmeraldUOpal, 1 0C
QC or other Costly tilaas. Qq
FOR GLASS WILL DO IT.
GEO. P. STATJDTJHAR,
rians and snperintrnflence for all els of
liooms 53 acd 55. Mil- lie 1 & Lynde butMiiK
Express and Moving.
All orders promptly attended to. Char
i,eve orderrj at K. Tren&man's Harriet
shop on Market qnre.
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Office , v. ' .: . Jt"''t &V. Rvfc .
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Mitchell & Lynde s Block, RWa3 J
H. M. PEABCE,
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niMie- hi -ii n-y, -t(t
r i ' ic tri-a: -i:p. -i:;:; outf
over any and a:' ntfc, r.i xv.
and examine t he -sr. :TlLu
atajfis: ami or-ic:ar..H.-;il'i!:
No Peddlers Snpplitil
DAVIS & CO,
Heating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam Fitting,
A complete line of Tipe. Brass Goods, Packing Flos'?,
Fire Brick, Etc. Largest and best equipped
establishment west cf Chicago.
DAVIS BLOCK, Moline, HI.
1712 First Ave., Rocklslssi
Telephone 1 14?-
Residence Telephone 11 5f-
The Art Garland
Is the leading hard coal stove of the world. 1
has stood the test of time, and has proven iisel
tn he the Prinre of Rase Burners. If you areifij
need of a hard coal stove, it will pay you to a'
and examine the merits of the Art Garland; m
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 Sto.e
and Ranges. -t
a vi Tin?. R0Ck W