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nil nn.l lave niado it the most
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Svrr.o of Fit's i for sale in 50c
bottles by all leading drug-
Is. Any rehaiue druggist who
itr not. have it oil Land will nrn-
it nromntlv for anv one iVir
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T. B. TiElDY.
I'..;.?, sells and miinszis prorertyon rommisn
u i,i i:il.u ij jxiriiunt es for ii;vi!fticir. Some
'.! Inr.'iins tor parlies dc'siil!'!; comfortable
ni' -'jt rtft :ib!c prices ar.d loi lime to suit
.ri rs .
ffF;re Insurance a HK-cialty.
S03 Second Avenue, over
Horjpe's Tailor Shop.
;feri!)8 for Stock
In the Second series of the
Hom Building and Loan Asso
(iaiion, of Kock Island.
A safVr and better investment
ihan Government Bonds, be
cause the loans are made only
upon established values and it
par? more than three times as
ranch interest besides the
amount invested and the profits
can he withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rates.
K. A. DONALDSON. Secretary.
orr:cii. R.itim 3. 4. 5 anil 6 Masonic Temole,
'ii select from. Wby pay 40 een's
t" $1.00 fur whii-tj you can
'1 fur In cents lit
C. G. TAYLOR,
1 V 1 7 SccolcI Avenue.
' G. M. LOOSLKT,
Crockery, Glass, China and Table Cutler?
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VIEWS OF THE SITUATION.
Congressman Cable on the Chiliaa
He rally Beillied the Uravliy mt the
Mltnatlon Whllnlt F.xisird, Bat
Kellcvt s Sow the American
X at ton honlt be
The Chicago Heraid of yesterday pre
sents the cms of the foreign affairs com
mittees of the senate and house, which
have been brought nto mere than usuil
promicerjee by ths mbmi9&ion of the
Chilian complications to congress by the
president, and the likeness of our Con
gressman Hon. Be a T. Cable, is a very
The New Yoik World of the 20th iost.
Oerore the publication of the correspond
ence of the state dtphriraent printed
interviews with all ;he members of the
foreign sfftiirs committee and in that con
Mr. Cable, of Illinois, the youngest
democratic member of the foreign affairs
committee, sBid thht as jet all of the dis
cussions of the ijuestion he had henrd
were based purely upon popular rumors.
"I have iio infor nation other than that
I hae obtained from the newspapers.
The situation, how ever, even according
to that, is grave, and the feeling in the
house is greatly wrrked up on the sub
ject. There are some members. I believe,
who fancy they see some politics in the
matter and who are likely t support an
aggressive policy -oward Chili, if one is
proposed, with reluctance. I do not
think they are numerous, or will be able to
influence the sitution. The lare ma
jority of those witii whom I have ta'ked
view the subject wholly apart from poli
tics and are calling for non-partisan
deliberation and treatment. It is clear
ly my opinien therefore, that if
the correspondence to be submitted to
congress bears out popular rumor
and expectations, the action of the
house will be prompt and patrrotic.
Everything, of eourse, depends upon
what the correspondence reveals. TLe
people have beeu led to believe that tie
honor and dignity of the country have
been brutally insu .ted by the Chilians, and
that tbe government there, instead of
makiDg the propt r reparation when np
pealed to, hss in a measure repeated tbe
offense. Now, if that is true, or if tbe
half of that is tru', and is verified by the
official correspondence that has passed
between tbe two governments, then the
course of this government, it seems to
me, is plain enoui:h, and the house, in my
judgment, will support the president in
whatever courage us mens he may reci
onimend for the proper resenting of the
affront, and the q lesticu in such circum
stances would cal. for patriotism and not
"I am speakii g now purely upon a
suppose-d CB.se. I have no idea what the
correspondence w il! reveal. As a member
of the foreign afl lira committee I shill
be able to considt r the real cause upon
the facts and to Le governed by them
As yet, of course, the committee has
Given no ".onsidtration to the matter and
will take it up v hen it comes in a spirit
of justice to both sides."
Amnng the views expressed by con
gressmen on the reply sent by Chili to
the ultimatum of President Harrison, the
associated press dispatches say:
Mr. Cable, of Illinois, number of the
foreign aflair9 csmmittee. said: "1 am
Clad at the satisfactory turn matters have
taken. and think -t now time for the treat
American nation to be generous. Prin
ciple is what wu were after, srtt that
baring been conceded, we w id be too
liberal, I am sun-, to impose undue finan
cial penalties o:i our already bankrupt
I.ouderltt.rk is President.
At a meeting of the directors of the
Davenport & Reck Island Street Railway
ccmpany in Chu. ago yesterday afternoon,
D. H. LouJerbac k who has been for a year
managing director of the company, was
elected to the pi cf-idency. The compli
ment is one whL-b should be particularly
gratifv ing to Mi. Louderback not only be
cause it must ct me as an evidence of the
confidence of tie directors in his execu
tive ability as nanifested by his manage
ment of the afftirs of the company which
has devolved upon him as managing di
rectorwhich i fflce will probably now be
abolished but because Davenport is Lis
native place and all his early life having
oeen spent lien abouts he naturally has
pleasant attach nents for the three cities.
Mr. Louderback has surely shown a per
sonal friendshii) for Rock Island, a fact
which his servi ;e here testifies to.and the
people of Rock Ifland will take pleasure
him on his added
Tryinjj I o R"Viv- Bane Hall.
W. S. McCa ill, secretary and treasurer
of the Illinois Iowa league.is in Dubuque
and a local paper says of his visit there:
Mac suggesu that the new mile track
be used for a ball park and that the
'cranks' get the driving park people and
tbe street car t ompanies int-rested. The
league now has Joliet, Rockford, Quincy,
Ottawa and Cedar RapieU a'l in good
trim. Peoria, Jacksonville, Springfield,
Keokuk and Aurora have applied for
franchises but tbe league will be slow to
select those tc wns to complete the cir
cuit. Dubuque, Davenport and Rock
Island are desired to break the jumps
from Joliet ard Rockford to Cedar Rap
ids. If tbe I'ubuque lovers of the game
want a place in the best minor league in
the country.McCaull will see to it that a
place is reserved, but they must act be
fore March 1."
"Ob! how full of briars is this work
ing day woild." Alas yes full of
rheumatisrr, t uts, bruises, toothache and
the like, bat' 'there's a balm in Gilead."
It is Salvation Oil.
COST OF LIVING UNDER CHARLES II,
Some of the Prices mm Ordinary Family
Had to Pay for Necessuriea.
The prices of things in the timcof Charles
II may be found interesting. In consider
ing them remeiuljr that the general pur
chasing power of money was then four
tirrJes that of the present time. A leg of
mutton generally cost two and six pence; a
shoulder, two shillings; a hand of pork,
eighteen pence; "a cheese' they had one
every week, but it is not stated how much
it weighed varied from one and two pence
to one and eight ience. Butter was eightor
nine pence a pound; they used about a pound
aweek. Sugar wassix pence a pound. They
bought their flour by six pennyworths, and
their coals in small quantities for eighteen
pence each week during the winter, so that
their fires must have been principally kept
n-going with wood. Once a mouth the
washerwoman was called in, and the big
things, such as the sheets, were washed.
Therefore the ordinary washing was nil
done at home.
llaisins and currants were pold at two
pence a pound, while the weekly expendi
ture on eggs, nutmegs, ginger, mace, rice,
suet, etc., proclaims the pudding. This
was made in fifty different, w-.iys, but the
ingredients were always the same, nud
they evidently had pudding every day.
Cakes nlso they had, and pies, both fruit
pies and meat pies and open tarts. These
were all sent to the bakehouse to lie baked,
at a penny each, so that the kitchen con
tained no oven. Candles were five pence a
pound, but the entries of randies are so
irregular that one suspneJ-.i the accounts to
Herrings were bought nearly every week
and seimetiines ling "a pole cf ling."
Bacon was seven pence n pound. Rico was
also seven pence a pound. Oranges came
in about DeceiulxT: e-herries in their season
were two pence a pound; gooselierries, four
pence. Very little milk is bought. Some
times for months there is no mention of
milk. This may have been because their
own dairy supplied them. Perhaps, how
ever, milk was only occasionally used in
the house. The food of very young chil
dreninfants after they were weaned was
not then milk, but pap, which I suppose to
have been some confection of flour and
There is no mention at all of tea, coffee
or chocolate. Tea was alreaely a fashion
able drink, but at this time it was sixty
shillings a pound, a price which placed it
beyond the reach, of the ordinary house
hold. Coffee was much cheaper at the
coffee houses it was sold at a penny a cup
but it had not yet got into private houses.
Turning to other things besides food:
Schooling for "R. J." was two pence a week.
The lioy's hornbook cost two pence, and
his primer four pence. H is shoes were one
shilling ami nine pence the pair. The cob
bler who made them was (Joodman Archer;
Goody Archer was his wife-. A letter cost
two pence or four pence; everything
bought or ordered was brought by the car
rier, which greatly increased the expense.
A lady's gloves cost two shillings a pair;
silk stockings ten shilling, and her ordi
nary stockings six shillings a pair; he-r
shoes three shillings; her mask one shil
ling; her pattens for muddy weather were
two shillings a pair; her knittincr needles
cost a penny apiece; her steel bodkin two
pence; her needles eight pence the half
hundred; her pins nine pence a thousand;
her ribbon three pence a yard.
As for the little things required forthe
house they were far dearer than now, con
sidering especially the value of money.
For instance, a mop cost a shilling; a
pitcher, five pence; glasses, one shilling
and eight pence; an earthenware pan, four
pence: a broom, six pence; a mustard pot,
one shilling anel six pence; a padlock, ten
pence; a mouse trap, ten pence. Kleven
shillings were given for a pair of candle
sticks; it is not stated of what metal. Hol
land was two shillings a yard; a "news
book" cost a penny.
On one occasion only it is recorded that
they bought a book emly one book, aud it
was so expensive t hat they could never af
ford to buy another. Here is the entry:
"Paid a gentleman for a book 3 10 0."
What bexik, one asks in wonder, could be
worth seventy shillings in the year 16TS to
a man who was neither a scholar nor a col
lector? Waiter I'csant in Harper's.
"ot a Compliment.
There is a delicious story told of an old
minister of the Church of Ssc-otland, who
was often obliged to employ assistants dur
ing the latter part of his life. One of these
was rather vain of his qualifications as a
preacher, but affected to be quite cmbar
russed by any compliments he received on
that score. On his first appearance, after
the sermon, the old divine went up to the
probationer and wns going to shake hands
with him. Am icijmting nothing short of
high flown praise, the young man ex
claimed, "My good sir.no compliments; no
compliment.-, I lieg!" "X.i, na," replied
the parson, "nowadays Tm glad o any
body." How far this decidedly left hand compli
ment fell short of the recipient's anticipa
tion he alone could tell; but his feelings
must have lieeti somewhat similar to those
of the tedious orator who, having lcen in
vain told by Henry IV of Trance that ho
would be obliged to him if he would make
his flattery as lirit f as possibli, was at
length crushed by the king rising and say
ing, "You i!iiist lie kind enough to say the
rest to M. tJuiilaunia" (the court fool).
A very estimable widow has a son who
is far from estimable. His poor mother is
nearly heart broken. She was confiding
her troubles one day to an old and trusted
"I am afraid," said her friend, "that you
are not firm e-nough with John; you are
teio easy with him."
"On the contrary. I am sometimes afraid
that I am too haroh."
"Why, what have you ever done?"
''Oh, 1 haven't done anything, but I have
talked to him a great deal."
"What have you said?"
"Why, I have said, 'John! John!' and
other severe thin gs. " Youth's Companion.
Dreading tbe Future.
A little girl was recently found crying
bitterly on he-r tenth birthday. When
suestioned, she announced between sobs
the cause of her tears, "I am ten today
(sob); nud it's only thirty years more (sob)
lo forty, and then I'll have to die."
Poor child! When she is forty she will
say, "Ten whole years before fifty, and
that is not so very old." The intolerance
of youth is not more certain than the tol
erance of age. New York Times.
1'leuH as Draft Honw.
Latriella mentions a flea whieh tlraged
a silver cannon of twenty-four times it
own weight, and showed no fear when the
tiny piece was charged with gunpowder
aud lired off. Kcue ulso says that once he
saw three fleas drag an omnibus aud a pair
dragging a chariot and a single one pulling
a brass cannon mounted on wheels. Yan
Pigeons as Postmen.
The use of pigeons as postmen goes away
back to classic times. Early navigators,
when they neared their shores, sent up
birds to convey the good news of their
home coming. In Greece the carrier pig
eon was the messenger employed to spread
abroad the results of the Olympian games,
and in Egypt the pigeon post was a public
institution. The state columbaries were
distributed all over the country, and it was
owing to constant communications between
the several stations that public order and
safety could be maintained in the exten
sive Syro-Egyptian empire. Denver Re
publican. A Curious Point in Swedish Law.
A curious point in the Swedish criminal
law is that confession is necessary before a
capital sentence can be carried out. If,
however, the culprit persists in protesting
his innocence in the face of overpowering
evidence, the prison discipline is made ex
tremely strict and severe until the desired
confession is obtained. London Tit-Bits.
A Simple Form of Marriage.
The Cherokee form of marriage is per
haps the simplest and most expressive of
any. The man and woman merely join
hands over a running stream, emblematical
of the wish that their future lives, hopes
and aspirations should Dow on in the same
channel. San Francisco Examiner.
You've So lata
How nicely Hood's Sarsapardla hits the
needs of people who feel "all tired out"
or "run down," from any cause. It
seems to oil up the whole mechanism of
the body so that all moves smoothly s d
work becomes a positive delight. ;o
sure to get Hood's.
Hood's pilis net especially upon t: e
liver, rousing it from torpidity to iis t. -tural
duties, cure constipation and ass-i-t
Popularity called the king of medicines
Hood's Sirsaparilia. It conquers scrof
ula, salt rheum and all other blood dis
eases. The ditor of the Egg Harbor City. N.
J. Democrat makes a statement. He
says: "I have used Dr. Bull's Couh
Syrup and can recommend it as the best
remedy for sll the ills it is intended for.
, urtis Opera House,
E: giirenient of
f 0a Mil'S come
lle inricli Com led,
Ia tilleci cr's Com-etiy-ejpera.
Pun-; tor 2.5:) niphtp at
lhe New York
Trices ft. 50. St. T.V So ard
Saturday. J:in 3'1 atFluke'.
r on Pali
rHR DAILY AHti 's dv.liv.rej at your Coor
every eenini; for l'c per week.
yy ANTED Boarders at 8, 6 Kiete nth street.
WANTED A few good f u'esmen to take orders
for a fnll line of fruit an.t ornamental trees,
mali fruiii, ro.es, shrubs, etc. No experience
necessary. Reference required. GOOrt PAY.
Adurejall. P. FHK.UAN & e'O., Kocukstzr,
S. Y. J
WAITED -GENERAL, STATE ArtENT to
open headquarter In pome prinripal city, as
sume cxr.iuive control of our hn-iues and ap
point liK-al and sub-a?ents in every city In this
State; eends in un vrsil demand, and i ay a net
pro!!' of 50 to liHi per cent. '1 HE UNION COM
rAN Y, 714 ltroailwy. New York.
Active workers everywhere for SUEPP-S
I'HOTVGRAHI of the WORLI.": produced
at an outlay of S100.000; tremendous srecess; .Mr.
J. M. Man-bail, t'exTer. Jnd , c-arcd f.V.0 in 4
days; Kev. II nry r'isher, i'lainfiel ., Mass.,
in 6 hours: !Iis H. H. dams, Garfield, l'enn .
$14 in thirty minutes. The g-eaiest book on
earth. Iamrpoth illustrated circu'ars and terms
free, llonks on cr tiii. Kreieht piid. tteautiful
nuldt only 31. Address, Globe Uibie Publishing
eo . 1H5 e'fu stmit street, Phil delphia. Pa.
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CARPETS AND FURNITURE
And the largest and beat line of
IN THE THREE C.TIE3.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
The co-partnership hcre'ofote existing be
tween J. B. tax. M. C Rice and H. Levten under
the firm name t,l i. B. Sax A Co., lias this day
been dissolved by mutual consent.
The bnainvm will be continued by J. B. Sax
and M. C Rice under the firm name of Sax
Kice. wtio will take ciiarze of all assets anu a
s ume all debts an" liabilities of said late firm, and
have tbe rip tit to co.lect and receipt for ail biila
Kock Island, J:.n. 15, 1S92.
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Tinware And House
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
We begin to take stock, and in order to reduce
it we will this week make
From all purchases of Si and
ove r we will deeluct
Per Cent. j
Come now and save money.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
1703 and lTOo Second avenue. Telephone No. 1216.
We predict the universal use of
Dr. Mann's Celebrated Consli Syrnp
for "La Grippe," all coughs, colds, croup, and
all affections of the throat, Jungs and bron
Its sale has more tlian doubled each year since
its introduction, and the year 1891 stands out
as the banner year of its existence.
Made and sold at -10c and 2c per bottle by
T. H. THOMAS,
For CHOICE MEATS Go tc . .
H. Treman & Sons,
All telephone orders promptly filled.
SEIVEES & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds .ol Carpenter "Work Done.
General jobbing dote oc short aotke and fatiaftctloo gcaranteeJ.
Office aacl Short 1412 Forth Avaiaa, ROCK XSX.AVD.
ROCK ISLAND, ILI
In this department we will di-couut your f ir
Bibles it) per cent
Albums j:, p(.r C,.M
Stationery 20 per cent
Blank Books 15 oer rent
Juveniles in per cent
Etchings, Engravings... S' H perteDt
Picture Frames, Cabinet.. .85 per ceat
Picture Frames, to order. 10 per cent
Telephone N. 1103. 17i)0 Third Ave.