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I THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, J ANIM UWG, 1802.
H. C. Vconnel', of Chicago' is in the
ChrU Wagner is very ill with the
W. G. Brookman, ( f Keokuk, 'a in Rock
Island calling on old friends.
Wnoied A. Rirl for general house
work. Apply 904 Second h venue. ,
E. B. Sargeant, of Rockford. wis call
ing upon old Rock 1-ilaui friends tod-iy
A.. II. Andrews, of Lexinston, Ky, is
spending a few davs with friends in the
Waited A midii!eaged woman for
general housework. Adtlre6S "H," this
George Wagner, who has been Bpri
ouf-17 ill for seme days, is reported m
David Bowen, who has been a sufTe.-ei
fjr srin-e time. islM'ns; at death's door at
his Ik in ; on the biu!I.
M. !Sea'T, representing the N"rman,
Litchv Chemical company, of Des
Moiucy, is in the city on business.
Wanted Two furnished rooms down
stairs anil board for man and wife duriug
the winter. Will give good city refer
Albert Bowen arn'vel on an early
morning Uia frcm Washington, D. C,
called hither by the serious illness of his
John and Miss Mary Korb, of Water
town, are visiting at the residence of
their uncle, John Ohlweiler. on Fourth
The signal service ordered the black
flig hoisttd this morning as the signal
for the approach of a cold wave by to
The B. B. club Is the name of a myste
rious orcaniz-ttion that has been formed
among the boys at the High school, of
which very little is known outside.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Webster left last
night for their home in Omaha, after
spending the holidays with the latter's
jjarenta, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mulligan.
The trustees of the Rock Island Indus
trial Home association hold a meeting
tliis evening which all members art
urged to atteud, as baseness of importance
is to come up.
A jury of 12 in the county court this
f.lteriioon i-i hearing the testimony in the
chsc i f a petition for a conservator for
Frank Fullkiriiier, wuo his been insane a
number of ye irs.
E. n. Wright, tumkt.y at the county
j iil, will give the pr;souer some extra
(le-sert for supper this evening ia honor
of a bright young son, tht arrived at bis
home thii afternoon.
The Muscatine News-Tribune pub
lishes a h&ndromely illustrated New
Year' edition which is a endit to jour
nalistic enterprise, and ought to be a
fcut.jMCtnf pride to a progressive city.
The commercial department of Augus
tana colli ge opened this morning with 19
new students. The other departments
open one week from today, and promise
is g' ven of an unusuall j large attendance
during the winter term.
MessM. T. B. Davis, J. P. Wec:
bauer, W. B. -Ferguson' and - Inl
Mitchell have taken a run over to Peoria
today to inspect the woiking of Col.
Robinson's car lubricator, which Rick
I-Und is soon to take bold of.
A very pleasant party gathered at the
residence of Louis K ibn on Six h avenue
on Sunday evening to celebrate that gen
tleman's 34th birthday. About 63 in all
were present and the evening was spent
celebrating the occasion in an appropri-.
A. It. Bryant, of Mjlioe. has a letter
from the noted lecturer, Paul Du Cbail
lu, in which he says he has been very
sick, but is now nearly well. His pbys
exian has consented to his filling bis date
in Moline, and he will be there on Sat
urday night next, when everybody will
be richly entertained.
Some of our citizens haye been saying,
why cun't we have some great attraction
at tbe theatre? R'dund Reed is here to
morrow evening and every scat in the
theatre should be taken. There has been
no attraction like it here for cnr3. If
this is not well patronized it will not pay
To bring good attr-tctions here.
It will pay you to call and examine
Fred Woltmann's new line of ee-glasses
which he has just received They are
something entirely new in gold, til ed and
are warranted by the roinuf icturer to
wear for fix years. Mr Wnltmiinn will
place them on sale at a price which will
make it of interest te person a in need of
Daniel Drost, of this city, has iustitu-,
ted suit against Man'nger Charles T.
Kindt, of the Burtis opera bouse in Dav
enport, for 1.50 i damages for ejectment
from the theatre during a performance.
Used in Millions of Hones
and after be bad aid $7 50 for the use of
a box. Manager Kindt, who confesses
to the ejectment of Drost and his party.
states that they were guilty of unbecom
ing conduct, and that he removed them
after repeated a'ti mpts to q iiet them.
The committee of the Twin-Otty Co'-
umbiao Celebration committee on secur
ing i be site for tb! Columbian exposition
at reasonable figure, and composed of
Messrs. E II. Guyer, W. R. Moore, S.
H. Velieand Dr. G. G. Craig, and who
have been working faithfully for sevtral
weeks, are about to ci.ll a meeting of
the joint committee for instructions
whether to proceel further or let the ex
pos.tion feature drop so tbat the com
mittee cangoahthd with the Fourth of
Oh Hi a i-J .
John Ba-liHrt, .-' MiUn, died a'. 8:10
Us'. r.iL'ht of typt oid pneumonia aged
73. He leaves a wife and two children
William anrt Mips Lizzie, and a step
(laughter, MK--S Cltiri McLaughlin, in
western Iowa. Trie d-rised was
highly respected ci iz :a and former shoe
maker at Milan. The funera' will occur
at 1 p. m. tomorrow from the residence.
Thomas Ktne di:d on his farm below
Milan Inst niht, ated 72 years. He was
a weJ-to-do fsrm r, and leaves a wife
and two sons.
Word has been r-ceiytd in the city of
the I'eath of John Boney, a former resi
dent of Rock Island, which occurred last
Sunday ia Sioux Ci'y, Iowa. He was at
one time engaged ii the barber business
with Anton Deisenr th in this city, and
leaves a widow and six children
She was a business woman, she was.
and lived a mile o it of town, so s' e
bought five d zeo spool thread, two bolts
of cloth, and six bottles of Dr. Bull's
Cough Syrup. "She couldn't keep house
without it," she, said.
Court al iiiKM.
A decree of divorc.: was granted in the
circuit court this morning to I to Verpale,
of Moline, from his v. ife, Stefiae Verpale,
who resides in Bclgii m.
In the circui. court this afternoon tlie
divorce case of Liurttta Zieg'cr vs. Wil
liam W. Ztegler, of lUmpton, is being
Cure for rhcum4tis a or ceuraluU. H iv !
a 25 cent bottli of .Salvation O 1 and u e !
it according to direc;:ons, it will cure the
worst case. I
Hun- von Bulou- o i rme occasion re
buked the feminine 1 r ! f of an omtorin
chorus which lie v-;is rehc-nrsinc;. Whilo
the tenors uml b-isses were sin.Lrin their
parts the sopranos an ! nr$ hi. Lilted in
conversation. Thoyirrrei-.-.lleil to order
several times, but taid no attention.
Finally on Billow r. pneil upon his desk
and called out: "Lad es, Rome 0.ofs not
have to be saved tonic lit." which remark
produced the desire, effect, to the de
light of the Jiion f.i iil the chagrin c-f the
In tlic la- West.
Scene: The Reach ;t K.mra Monica.
Intrepid Widow Sjx-.ik i n-r of coiuiu
drr.ms, Mr. Slocnm, lure's a . oi, ojip:
Why is tho letter D like a wc(hi:n rinj;:
Procrastinating Bacliel. r Oh. I'm tio
good at conundrums.
I. W. You give it ir,i? W'-v, be
cause we can't bo wed without: ijceV
All a V.i.si ii !..,-.
It was about 1 :;'o a. m. Mr. Raml-o
camo Btuuiblin' into the sitting room
where ilrs. Ramlxi. In iking stern, for
bidding and uucoiHprui lisinir. sat await
ing him. His h it i-vi- was i'ri s-oed in
black and Mno. his rii;i t heck was or
namented with a l.r.rt a:id imposing
kuob, pome, of his hair was missing, on .
end of Lis collar, erm i;iled, lunp and
forlorn, stuck on irpix-alingly over his
ehonlder, and lie had the general aspect
of a man who had gone head 1 st
through a corusheller.
"Absalom." exchami d Mrs. Rambo,
"you have been niixel i p in a fight 1"
Absalom tshook his he id. ,
"No, Nanshy;" ho said, with the slow,
deliberate emphasis of one who knew
what ho was talking alx lit, "I I wasn't
in it, m' dear." Chicago Tribune.
A Just lint-' itm.
"Chappy Van Demise gave me a piec
f his mind today."
"When is his funeral?" Truth.
to Years the Stinflswl
II E IS NEAR THE QUEEN.
ARDUOUS DUTIES OF VICTORIA'S
S.l Henry. lnnsoiily IIhh Tlentj- of Hard
Woi-li l lo X vert lie led ir:Ot:ctfie
lli;li I(iillin in EiikImihI hihI tlleetii
Many (irtut Men f 1hn Wurlil.
Sir Henry Ponsonliy is private secretary
to tlie queen, lie in pf nnblt: lilooil on both
sides, tH-inf m ;r.iiiim of tlie Kail'of Bess
boroiiiih ami of Lord li.ti hurst, and con
nected in various ways with half the great
families of F.ngland. Then he i a ilistin-
giiislied sohiier, a gtisrdsnian. a Crimean
hero and lieutenant general in the army,
lie entered the army w hen only seventeen,
and when little more than a I my was ap
pointed aid-de-cainp to the lord lieutenant
of Ireland, who in those days was more
like a monarch than an official.
At the age of twenty-four he Ix-came Pri
vate secretary to Iy,rd Clarendon, one of
t!:e most dist iiiuiiiniied of li ish viceroys,
and he did so well that he ke.t hi position
under l.oid St. ( o i inain and Lord Carlisle.
On the death i.f Sir Theodore Martin, in
ISO, the (ii.-.-n sent for him and offered
him the private setrefary.-liip. He was
I lien lorty-nve. six years younger than tlie
queen. Ki-.mi that time nniil now
twenty-one cas- lie ha- len her right
hand man, and one of the tie-t Known,
t hough least seen, men in her domains.
Not only is he the payin-t-ier of nil those
oflieials, tnaie ami f,,umle, w ho are not on
the regular pay sheets of the nation, but
he is also the sole channel of the queen's
benefaction, which amount loan immense
sum in the -ar. You can hardly pick up
a new-paper in Kngland without "dropping
On M.ine such paragraph as this:
"The queen has forwarded, t hrougli Gen
eral Sir II. F. Ponsonhy, her annual sub
scription of fifty pounds to the Army and
Navy Pensioner.-' Finployment society, of
which her majesty is patron."
tiik si:i ui:taky's pitiks.
In addition to these regular suli-erip-timis
thei-e are iiiiiuiiiernliie miscellaneous
gilts made in the same way. If a married
woman in any part of the empire gives
birth to triplets or any larger number of
c hildren all at once, and t he fact is duly
certified, t he mother receive by first mail
a letter from Sir Henry I'on-only, inclos
ing a golden sovereign for each child, with
the queen's good wishet for her new subject-.
If an explo-i-m take- pbo-e in a mine in
the north of Kngland arid a lot of men are
killed, tlii- hi'M morning arrives a tele
gram or letter in. m Sir Henry Pon-onliy
conveying the queen's condolences to the
widow- and orphan-, Mid i'liU) toward a
fund for tneir n-iief.
Asctiou- p-,rt of hi- duty, indeed, cou-sit-
of n-ccriaiiiing w iiet ii. i- I iu-se appeals
to the queen"- s nip.U hy are genuine, and
prevent ing l:er from bt-i ug in,po-ed upon.
Siie alwajs act-on tiie uiaxim, his dat qui
cilodat. and in iiuiul.erle-- case.- Sr Ib-n
ry's kindly wonted lcttv", uiili the small
sum of reaily moticy i:n io-ed. is the eai ii
e-t alievial ion ot .-o.-i-ow, t in- lir-t haliu to
a bleeding heart. Hut for t hat very rea--or:
ii i-;,!l the more tiec-s-ary for him to
he prompt and M-irciilcg in I, is inquirie-.
In all sin h mailer- ;,s these Sir Henry
I'onson'oy is tne queen's Oiieit and only
V.'iKS" VHTOKiA HI" 1 1 A V I-: 1 1 FOUl.Isni.Y.
On I wo or i l.ree H-ci-ious 1 he queen has
iH-h.ivcd so foo;i-hly or mi wrougheailedly,
I hat peiqile have wondered w het h-r she
was in her tight mind ami what sort of
idiots she had a.iiont her. A good many
year- ago the royal yacht, while crossing
the Solent at the rate of seventeen knots
an hour, witit the queen on hoard, cut
down a sailing. Uiat and drowned four per
sons, including one or two women. The
Prince of I iiiiiigi n. a near rel u ive of the
queen, was in command, and t here was se
rious talk of having him tried for man
slaughter, and a very angry feeling about
the whole allair.
( "learly t he proper t hing for ! he queen to
i!o w.i- to ex pre- sympathy w It it the rela
tives of the ! -a-ed. to o.Ter c-onijiensa-!
ion for t he l-o-u, and almve all things to
give every i;r-ii::y for iiiq iiry as to who
wa- tfi !iat:.e I'n: site yie'nied to some bad
advice ami did the umng thing in every
way. site took no no: ice of tiie sufferers
by tiie accioi nt. Ion she sent a haiidsonie
pre-i iil ;r tl, IViiicc of I-eiuiiigen for tak
ing sue1! good care of her and her yacht,
and. mo-t foolish of all. siie allowed him
to refu-e to give evidence at t he coroner's
inqiie-t on t he ai-u id ground 1 hat lie was
an officer in tin- navy.
This all came of her listening to cour
tiers Mid foreigners instead of consulting
an experienced ami level beaded man of
affairs l.ke Sir Henry 1'oiisonhy.
HAS TO WoKK VKKY IIAUD.
Tiie post of private secretary to the
queen is, after ail, iiitie belter than gilded
slavery. He has a sne.g house allotted to
him Within tlie precincts of Si. James' pal
ace, where l is wife and family live, and he
al-o has a separate. c-t.,1 li-hiiu nt at Wind
-or castle. But wherever the queen is,
wiiri her in Boi.don or at Osborne or at
I!;:lnmra! or on t fie Continent, he has to
lie, and from early tnorning until late at
IiiLliI tie is at her heck atid call.
The queen i-a very hard worker, with
very tin t inuli iiauiis. and she never
span-s any of her employee-. She is an
early riser and often h Pre btvakl.i-t Sir
Henry I'( n -oriby is si-nt for to go thrnugh
tiie iel terst.hal have Come by the first mail
or hy special mes-i nger. and by 10 o'clock
t lie regular liu-ine of t he day is in full
swing. 1 he ijuecn looking into everything
ber-eif, asking innumerable questions, re
quiring minute cx planat ions of every sub
ject , often having i he leading newspapers
read aloud to her, and discussing each item
of her huge correspondence in a sharp,
pt rcmptor v way.
Tiie whole morning is thus occupied,
wilh the remit, that, while thequeeu t;oes
for a drive or attends some public func
tion in tiie afternoon. Sir Henry I'onsouby
is hard at work in hi- office, with a bevy
of trained clerks, dispatching letters or
other coniriiunieaT ions, preparing replies
to addresses and getting rid of the load of
business pileO up in the morning. Every
single i-oniiniinicn: ion from the queen to
nnyoody ei-e. except such as are strictly
official or strictly do;m-i ic, goes through
He also conducts all the confidential re
Isf ions in-t n fen t he queen and the minister-or
ot her great o'iici.rs of state up to
tin point w here 1 hey can he taken over by
departmental oflieia!-, and he is largely
employed, e.-pei ially of late years, in the
queen's family all air.-. London Cor. Phil
Rosaiiiitmt'-i priest ion.
Four year-old Rosamond was looking at
a photograph which she just received of
n old lady, a greatauut, whom she bad
never seen. "How old is she, mammaf"
she asked. "I dou't know," her mother re
plied. "Well, was nhe new when God
made her?" New York Tribune.
IIih i-'aviirile ltetitirt.
Doctor What lo i see, Herr KrauBe,
you sitting here in the damp wine cellar?
Patient You ordered uie change of
air, and you will readily admit that the
air down here is very different from that
in the room above. Humoristische Blat
ter. . -
The Sole 1:trrifr.
I f ' I I
l rt, ', : ',F ' , i
"Why do yon weep. Cains?"
"Excuse these unmanly tears, Lucnl-
Ins, bur. 1 cannot stop their flow when 1
think that so small a triRe :i- a stick of
chewing gum or perhaps a s Htary cara
mel is all thai slands between me and
complete happiness." Life.
No l.ark nf YmHcI.v.
"Xo, don't go into that restaurant : let's
go somewhere else."
"They've no variety in there."
"Haven't they! I had a mee.l there
the other day and I found they had a
greater variety than at Delmonico's."
"What did yon have?"
"Hash." New York Frees.
A Happy Inspiration.
A. Onr doctor has lately had a bril
liant idea that brought him in a pot of
B. You don't say bo. What was it?
A. Well, he married an heiress. H
THE 1W YEAR IS HEBE.
Xo on--4 re jivt the departure
of decrepit old '!l. Ilet served
his day or rather the 365 of
them and Li successor will
be his superior The old : if
jo-te, the new i here. You
car-? ii. t':"mg about th- niany
hings we h .;. in tock last tum-T'-i;
'but now! -that's ditl'eivnt.
.irt-" it d y u curt help but
He int lested. We hae deter-
mirjei to close oil", all onr over
eats, and have cut the piost
ie -p into the cost. Boys' nrd
hildien's $3.r0, 4 and $5 coats
.-I'lzn at $29 Boy s' and c!iil
lie"'s (!. f 7 at d S coat? H :?S
.Men's overcoats in propor.i u.
1 ha American,
1728 Second Ave.
X. B. We are still gelling
;U ves at ha!f piice.
Annual Clearance Sale.
l!-tw. en now and the first of
'in yer w-i shall foll w our an
ita cu-tom of closing out cur
inck -i c o8a as p"8siblii be
re tlie first of Janmry. Any
tb n ii ,f purcadnjr u
u-ino or orgai will c-itainly
tve money an1 do well by alii-
; on I). Hoy Bowlby, 1726
-e nd avenue, Rock Island.
Vt guarantee prit es and t-rcus
suit those who wish to buy
r hol day pr-sents. WV stiTl
andle the old reliable Hallet
t Iavis and Em-rson pianos,
"hich our house has handled
n ruinously for 30 years - tint
ne will recommend and our
ew Scale Kimball piano is the
'under of the mnsical age.
all and get pricep; no trouble
ehow goods. VVe have on
.and a few good upright pianos
iich have been rented or used
r concerts. We positively
uarantee to make prices on
econd hand instruments that
ill sell them to anyone vho
a; ti a piano; we doa't pro-
t-e to carry over the first of
T nuary anything eecoud-t''and.
Vi 1 sell pn easy payments;
ill ear!y and get your choice
D. Roy Bowlby.
c NTIRE BROS.
We show an elegint new
assortment of Blanket!?
in whites, and scarlets
greys made from tine
soft wools.at prices suited
to any pocket book.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carpets
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
124, 120 andl2S
"OCKKT KXIVES ar-d SCISSORS took ihe highest premium
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
- One need not be told what a nice pr-sent an elegant Carving
Set like those I have to show will be. Also th jse "
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Evpn- woman that keeps hout?e wants one. Wrought Iron
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal and every one
guaranteed, 'i hese are all good things to buy at Christina or
any oilier time. Come in anisee how much I have to show you
ihat is ustful and novel in housekeeping good-?.
JOHN" T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Hock Tsland.
J. B. ZIMMER,
Will fe'l for the next :?0 days all his ovtrcoatings at 1.
p-r cent le?s than the leular prices.
Star Block, Opposite Harper House.
You can save money by trading at the Old Reliable
5 iVIMO lO CENT STORE.
Crockery, Cutlery, Tinware, Classware and Wooden
MRS. C. MITSCH'i, 1314 Third Aro.
avenport Business College,
FOR CATALOGUES ADDRESS
Since Christmas we h ive hr-en
oveihau-ing stock and culling
out remnants. This we intend
to sell Low prices will do it.
Rcmnonts of bUrlc dreRP cood.
HeinnHnts f,f colored drt-SJ gondii.
Hi'mnnots of fl iDnels.
Jtemrants of table linens.
U'-innants of calicoes.
H'-iunants. remnants, rtmnn's.
Hake them alomj; lit ridiculous); !ow
priecs. G od idea to call early.
FALL AND WINTER STOCK
of Goods received by
fc5FCall and Examine.
J. C. DUNCAN. Davenport. Ia