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jrmE AJRGUB, MONDAY. FK15KUAHY 15, 189
NYE ON WATCHES.
HI3 BRAND NEW MEMORIAL TIME-
P.'CC BOUGHT BY HIMSELF.
Sot t"y y,HU "'" ycrv ,w Ce
Hi WlHi Repaired, but William
Tried It A Pathetic Moral with a
Tall to It.
ICopyrlsl'i. ISK. by E'lw'iu- W. N'ye-I
tu.iu.hton. Conn.. February. This is
where the St'th Thomas clocks are mailt-.
litis a city of 4.000 people, most of whom
WHKKE PID VOL' GET THIS WATCH?"
ire eiif;;irel in making the above clocks
mil the Seth Thomas watchos. They
ue an industrious, painstaking people.
one of whom remarked as he came out
uf the theater after our unrivaled aggre
gation had just closed, "That is a
uf a show!" This shows that the people
of Thomaston are not only keenly lis-
nminating in a literary and dramatic
way, but have a terse and virile com
mand of language which indicates tho
eager and untiring student of profanity.
1 bought a new watch just before go-
iato Xhomaston. and so I was iuter-e-tnl
in tho works of the watch gen
erally. 1 bought my watch in New
York, but If ft it to be engraved. 1 had
an inscription put on it stating that it
was from admirers of mine who desired
thereby to express their generous appre
ciation of what 1 had done for my race.
i.N. I). It is a stop watch.)
1 buy all my testimonials now. They
an; cheaper, because 1 know where to
-et tlicm at 41) off and avoid having
i.ike and ice cream trodden of men into
the carpet. 1 am getting together my
tin tv. -I ling presents this winter, and
.u w.mid I.- surprised to see how low 1
am getting them. Testimonials really
come higher than anything else unless
yon imy them yourself.
1 oii'-e received a lovely gold headed
cine fr im a man who loved me as a
Initlier 1 hiii now engaged in paying
:i j.nnt note for him. and there is verdi
gris on tlie cane.
We should learn from this to say, "No,
t'l ink y.iu; I have one," when people ap
t.roh ns with gifts. Gifts should be
es .-fiaii ; 1 only between obi friends, say
) t.j !7'i yi-ars of ago, or members of
nie s family.
When I got my watch from the dealer
1 -l:.l not know how to set it. 1 had
i:ev : ..i: a watch of that kind before, it
w.i-a Walthaiu watch with H Crescent
street move-on it; nickel. with fifteen ruby
j-.-K-ela in guld settings; ball bearings,
com;, livatiuti balance to side couple, ad
jiWeil to temperature. Isochronism and
I'nili .u. patent regulator, mud valve,
v.ith platinum dewflieker fur the whing
u-finir: to rest on. Hregnet hair inedi
f iteit hairspring, fine glass enamel and
'I jiHiIe sunk lial, with open Dr. Talmage
face anil dimpled hands.
It v.-;is a good watch, with a snap to it
tu.it will wake up a lecture audience
lila- tlie shrill cry of fire in a hotel where
foxy old gentlemen do not register. But
1 coiu.l imt set it. and I hated to wait
t il the planets got around to the time it
li.iUcateii when I got it.
My former watch the oue I owned
b-f.,re I received this testimonial was
by throwing it out of gear and then
ryiii the hands into position by means
a hii.se coupler. So 1 took the new
J'-'-itch to a large jeweler on Broadway.
- iinm-rsed his eye in a long rubber
?nic a:ni looked a long time at the
r-rii-e m irk which was still on the
w a' .ii Then he looked up at me with
tjii.- k --I'ti, searching rubber thing and
t:ir"11'11 clinched teeth he hissed:
"1" i. ere did you get this watch:-"
.me men would have had presence
"i luind and told him it was none of his
thing or another business, but I did
'"t- When Providence was making
ti '-ciii i- of mind my name was not
t.iuui out. .s, j ij i ot it of Mr S(
. "V.i. you wiH lmVe to get another
''" r'-'u' weeks. Here's the watch von
''si'' to have if you don't want to look
T'-eti I took my poor little timepiece
,'JtJJ hl" l,m'-i ""J stole out to another
P-iee. a larger place, and hnng around
l"ere timidly till 1 noticed the diamond
'-te ti e pointing me out to the sapphire
I now decided to ask the owner about
I:i watch. Ho looked quickly at a
pr.nte t list of valuable watches that
luve .,. recentjy stoiun m $ew York
" .v iiid then he compared the numbers
' W here did you get this watcbT he
J J-'olillj-. shaking it as if to make it
' Ittciid of saying that I received it
r-m friends as a testimonial, 1 forgot
w told him where 1 got it, for I feared
"-'ought 1 had got it dishonestly,
t," you had tetter take it back
"fe iiint get them to give yon a few
how to run a watch. This is
kindergarten here, especially for
,U!' -rs of that class of watch. Here's
''V w,it,-h you want if you don't want
" '' I'-nd ou the 12 o'clock whittle
K' 'y day."
j Uj't !' was reading the inscription
v'ti bed my watch away from him
a 1,1 Went out.
"' 'o np to ilr. Tiffany's place,"
1 naid. "H kn )ws me. 1 buy all or
lewelry toere. Jie will not insult ma
"Mr. Tiffany," 1 said, as 1 went in
find handed him my wet umbrella while
1 onbnttoned my coat and got ont my
watch, "do yon nind looking ut a watch
that I did not buy of you? 1 will be
honest with yoi. It was one that 1
bought with th j money that my wife
earned teaching school this winter, and
I have had an inncription put on it stat
ing that it is from admiring friends, bnt
as a matter of fa 3t 1 have no admiring
friends. Most of them are onto me.
Will you, a a friend, do me the
honor to look iato my poor little time
piece and tell me what to do to it?"
He took np his little screwdriver as a
society lady picks np an oyster fork
when she has h solitaire on her little
finger that she wants to exhibit to the
throng, then he adjusted the do-good to
his eye, which gave him a choked look
on one side, and said, as he filled his lap
full of cogwheels:
"Why, there's nothing the matter
with this watct.. When yon want to
set it you jnst pull the stem ont an
eighth of an inch and turn the hands,
that's all. Twenty minutes to 10 now;
there yon are. (iood watch; splendid
watch. Nochaige. Not at all; you're
quite welcome. Come again after your
season is over and buy out our diamond
Everybody who goes to Mr. Tiffany
gets good treatment. He is above hop
ping on a watch that he did not sell. It
is so with great men in every line.
Seth says m aning Mr. Thomas, of
course that in winding a watch one
should hold it ".n one hand and wind it
with the other. This will strike home
to thousands of careless people who
have been for jears holding the watch
in the teeth and winding it by means of
"If tho watch runs too fast, turn the
regulator toward S, which means slow;
if too slow, turn toward F, which means
fast." It is better, however, if you do
not know how to read, to take it to the
watchmaker, who will move the regula
tor at $2 per mve.
Never drive fence posts or kill insects
with the watch. It injures it. Never
expose the works while in a state of in
toxication. Have a regula:- time for winding the
watch and do i ot go over that time.
Do not wind the watch during the ser
mon at church if it be a Waterbury
watch. for yon might lose the nub of
Seth says vim should have your watch
cleaned once a year. 1 am sorry if his j
watches require cleaning once a year.
It is not a goo I plan, he says, to put j
the watch under the pillow. Possibly I
it should be put out of the window on a '
clothesliue. "If worn in the vest." Seth j
says, "you can hung up the garment at
night." So also you can hang up the I
watch too. 1 have done that. i
Should your vatch stop, do not shake ;
it violently or pi y the wheels with a cur j
starter, but take it to a watchmaker. I
who will look into it and tell you to :
leave it with him a year or two.
Tho watch has in the past centnries '
grown from tin clepsydra, or water
clock, up to its p-esent perfection. Look
at your watch and see what a luxury
you have. :
A good watch contains at least 150 !
pieces outside if the chain. Some of
the small screws look like steel filings, i
WALKING TKE FLOOR,
and yet they are complete in thread,
head and slit. The slit on the head is
two one-thousand ths of an inch in length.
It takes 308.000 of these screws toveigh
a pound. A pound of them is worth
$1,500. 1 state "his so that those who
may wish to order a few pounds of these
screws for houseLold purposes will know
what they are wcxth.
The hairspring- is twenty-seven ten
thousandths inches thick, and the proc
ess of tempering these delicate little
things is only known by a few very emi
A ton of gold is worth $G02.799.21.
A ton of steel male up into hairsprings
is worth $7,567,100, so you see that a
man who will invent a restorative that
will grow hairspri ngs bnt let us pass on.
It is estimated that a balance wheel
makes about 19G,'450,000 revolutions per
year, but that is neither here nor there.
The pivot on which the balance wheel
works is twice th size of a human hair
so 1 am told. The bearings are deli
tate jewels, made of ruby or sapphire,
and are worth $4-1,800 per ponnd.
Some time ago 1 went to a big music
box establishment on Broadway, New
York, to get some music box oil, because
the Swiss gentleman who made my in
strument the only one 1 play said that
it should have, once a year, a drop of
music box oil on each bearing.
The music box store on Broadway was
very sorry, bnt I did not buy my music
box there I bouj.-ht it in Chicago 60 it
would 1x3 eternally thrown into bank
ruptcy before it ould sell me any music
It is sad to be tat down on that W3y
by a music box h use. It took me two
days to get ha ighty again. Then a
friend said that a ll 1 wanted was watch
oil. It was the t ame thing. So I went I
to a big dealer where I had bought a '
watch once for my wife and I got a lit-
tie phial of tuch oil no charge. Bnt
say, teilow citizens, did you ever put a
little watch oil on your handkerchief by
mistake and then go to church and get
Watch oil comes from the jaw of the
porpoise. It is prepared by a special
process, and men who are deaf do the
work so that they cannot hear it think.
You do not need mnch of it. A quart
will lubricate 58,800.000 journals. Think
of that, and then remember how much
fat it will take to lubricate the journals
of New York city alone next fall.
But 1 have drifted into statistics and
incidentally into politics.
Some sad stories indeed might be told
of the ravages of the grip in New York
if we could know them all and tell them
to the world.
One evening 1 had rooms it was
really a room one of those portable
rooms which is attached to a suite and
used then as a cloakroom, bnt let sepa
rately sometimes to jayish travelers and
furnished with a flexible trundle bed
but I refer to it as rooms because I do
not care very much how I live if I can
make the public believe that I loll in the
lap of luxury till it causes adverse -criticism.
1 could hear the conversation in the
next room. In fact, 1 could not avoid
it. 1 cannot wear cotton in my ears all
the time, as high as cotton is now, and
so 1 was obliged to hear the pathetic
words that came to me over the transom
and through the walls.
There was a little, dry, hard cough and
a sigh of pain after it; then a woman's
"Her cough is tighter tonight, Char
lie. It is dryer and her temperature is
greater, dear. Oh, what shall we do?
What shall we do? poor darling!"
Somehow 1 thonght of my own home
and wondered if the little folks there
were well tonight, so many cold, weary
miles away in the old north state.
Then the man's voice said in deep,
'I think it is the crisis with her, dear."
Then the little cough once more and a
patient little moan that died away in a
t-igh. "If she can get through the night
we may hope for an improvement tomor
row, Clara. Sec, she is going to sleep
Then there was a long hush, but after
ward came the cough that cough that
hurts a parent's heart worse than it could
the child, it seems. Then a little whim
per of pain and then tho voice of the al
most sobbing woman:
'What would we do without her.
Charlie? What would we do without
her? She is all we have. I could not go
home again without her and leave her
here. What would we do, Charlie?
What would we do?"
I began to feel uncomfortable. I could
not liear to hear this sort of talk. I can
not stand such things. I smoked a large
brunette pipeful of the ablest tobacco 1
could get hold of and walked the floor.
It was terrible. 1 could not read. 1
could not write. When the dry, quick
cough, and the sigh, and the woman's
sob came 1 got so 1 started and turned
pale, and if it had not liven too late at
night I would have left the room alto
gether. "You must give her the medicine now.
It is 11 o'clock, and she had it before at
10. Be brave, dear heart. Have cour
age. Others have passed through even
deeper sorrow. Clara," came the deep,
earnest, comforting voice of the hus
band. "Life and death are not in our
hands. We can only do our best and be
ready for the worst."
1 could not endure this. I am of too
sympathetic a nature. I rang the bell,
intendiug to order my room changed,
but got ashamed of myself before the
boy came and told him to have me
called at 7:30 in the morning, and he
went away with a bright new shilling
which I had once owned.
"She is awake now, Charlie, and she
knows me. See! Yes, indeed she does'.
She recognizes our voices, Charlie. But
she is weaker; oh. so much weaker! She
can hardly turn over or lift her head
any more. Oh. my poor, poor darling!
What can I do for you? What can I do?"
Then 1 could hear her mingled sobs
and kisses. The husband paced the floor.
1 could not bear this any more. 1
arose and dressed. It was no sorrow
that 1 could relieve. I might as well go
away from it. 1 folded and put away
the rich nightrobe in my bag and
dressed myself automatically. Then 1
went down stairs with my luggage, the
little hollow cough still ringing in my
ears. 1 said at the office that 1 would
pay my bill and go. I could not bear
the grief even of those whose faces 1
had never seen. It might be foolish, but
1 could not help it.
"Do not go. Mr. Nye," the night clerk
said. "We will give you 33, on the par
lor floor. It is a much better room, with
steam heat in it. Here, Front! Show
Mr. Nye to 32 and tell 89 that they will
have to leave in the morning. You are
the third man they have driven out with
their wild grief and their croupy dog!"
If we only knew more sometimes we
would grieve less.
'Looking Into It."
Liberal to a Fault.
Ejenkies Isn't Bjones a very liberal
Bjohnson Yes; 1 don't know how
many times I have heard him give him
self away. Somerville Journal.
Dr. Mileg' Nervine not only cures 1
nervous dimaaea, hend ebe, blnea, ner
vous prortton.8!eep'easness, nnrlgla,
8. Vitus dance, fit and hysteria, bnt also
builds up the body. ' I am plttsed to
sav that after Tears of intense suffering
with nervous disease, headache and pros
tratlOD, I tried Dr. Miles' Restorative
Nervine, and in tw weeks gained eight
wounds in weight. I could not lie down
to sleep, bu', now sleep perfectly easy,
and am still improving wonderfully.
Cannot sy enough for the nervine
Mts L B. Millabd Dunkirk, N. Y."
"Oue cuftomer used Neivine and giined
fifteen pounds in fl-h. Bkown & Mat-
BCRT. Cottlsnd. NY" Trial fcnttU. .nil
e egant book free at Harts & Bahnsen's
or Over Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winslows Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
burbed at night and broken of your res
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle of "iAIn-. Wiuslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little oufferer immediately
Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates the stomach and bowi Is, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to the
whole sjatem, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pWsant
to the tiHte and is the prescription of one
of the ol.ieBt. and best female physicians
and curses in the United States. Sold by
ill druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-Sve cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Svrnp
The ttxrs for 1891 are now due and
may be pid 'o the township collector at
tlurst & Donaldson's office in Masonic
Temple block Your lust year's receipt
will be of great assistance to the collector
in fiiniins; vonr descriptions on the tax
books. William T. Scgden,
THE NEXT MORNING I FEEL BRIGHT UNO
NEW AND MY COMPLEXION IS BETTER.
My doctor says It nets (tontly on the stoinnch, liver
sail kidneys, nml lea pleasant laxative. Tills drink
Is made f nun horlis, and Is prepared for use as easily
as ti-a. It isoallfd
Ail lru;nrlsta Bell if at SV anft $l.no per package.
ruy iinr luuuy. i.ne s family itledirtnr move
Che howplH each day
la order to be in-tilthv, tbw
Dit. H iTMPHltKYs' SPKeincs aresclentittCTitly and
carefully prepared presenptions ; used for many
fears In private practice wifhsuceess.and forovt-r
Dirty years used by the people. Evry single Spe
cltle Is a special cure for the disease named.
Tliese Mpecitlcs cure without drugging, purg
?np or reducing the system, and are in fact and
tlucdtlietiovereiirii remedies oft heWorld.
Off pRrfOIPAt, KOS. CTREP. KUCFS.
r- ivpph t-oufrf&tion, lunanimaimn... .-j.j
orinf v. orm tevtr, worm umc.
Crying Col ir, or l'et? thing of Infanta
mnrrnea., ot t 'miaren or a units. ...
Ityepnlervf Oriping, lillkvin Colic...
Cholera IM nrbaa. Vomiting.,
I liuel-s, v.W-ijt
Nrurnlirin.. To"t haelie. Facenc.he
jcoriach ei. Sick Ueadaclie. Vertigo .J.J
ypcpsia, Blllmis Si.unai'h
riipircMNed or Painful Periods. .-i
Whilrs, too Profuse Periods .!i5
Croup, Coiurn. Diflicult Breathing. ... .'.25
pnlt It hen in, Ervslpelos, truptloas.
U hcuiiiatit m. Rheumatic Pains....
I rverand Akup, Chlllb,31aJUirla.... ,50
Pile-i, Rllnd or Ulecdlng SG
( iilarrh. lnfliienr.a. Cold in the Read .50
Whooping Cough. Violent Cough. .50
general IteQllity.l hy steal Weakness .50
Nervous Mobility l.OO
1 rinary Weakness. Wetting Bed. .All
Disc BMesoi theHcart.Paipitatlunl.bO
Sol by Druggists, or sent postpaid on receipt
of price. Dn. Humphreys' Ukil, (144 pages)
richly boand in cloth aud gold, mailed free.
ETJMPHBETS MEDICINE OCX,
Cor. William and John Streets, New York.
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing aL kinds
of Stores with Castings at 8 eentc
A MACHINE SHOP
Has been added where all kinds of machine
work will be done first -class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
For sale by all first-class Grocery dealers.
it QUICK AM O POflTIVf torr cT
VITALITY known. A Mirvellout Invlao
riior . oftUrsrlT hariBtns. It matt. l. S tstr CS sr Cm
jnttfj. Cir.frtt. DA.rir.CATON-ftMtttf.tMltn.Bs.
well satisfied ibM
Islbe Best LaundrySoap
wid I use it in &J1 my vair
J. B. ZIMMER,
Will sell for the next 30 days all Lis ovtrcoatings at 15
pr cent kss than the regular prices.
Star Block, Opposite Hakper IIousk.
B. F. THOMAS & CO.,
Elm Street Meat Market
All kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats always on hind. Game,
Fish and Oysters In the sea on.
Reynolds' Block, Moline Ave., FOOT OF ELM ST.
Telephone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
AU Kinds, ot Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction Icuarantced.
Office and Shoo 1412 Fourth Avenue, ROCK ISLAND.
Billiard Parlor Sample Room,
No. 117 Eighteenth Street
JAMES T. C CONNOR, Proprietors. I WJI. H. CATTON.
J. OTa CHRISTY,
C. J. W. SCHRELNER,
Contreictor einci Builder,
1131 and 1133 Fourth avesne. Residence 1119 Fourth avenue.
Plans and specifications fnreished on all classes of work : also spent of WUler's Patent Inside
Sliding Blinds, tometniug new, stylish and desirable.
BOCK 1ST.AXP. ILJ.
BxroRK aao AFTEii LsixQ. rtjutui ttx ntouey. Circular tree. auress Aerr Herd cuicaso, 111.
For sale in Hock island by Hartz & Bahnsen. 3d Ave. and 20th street.
THE POSITIVE CURE.
i HT-T BROTHERS. IM Vnm
avenport Business College,
C03-EPLZTE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATA'uOGCES ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN, Davenport. Ia
Inthe vorM c' v
"fi0cERS, KEEP IT.
KilDFACTDBEB CF CRACKERS JIM BISCUITS.
At Yoar Orocer for Them.
T bfy re Best.
The Christy "Otstir" si,d CLristy "W."
FALL AND WINTER STOCK
- of Goods received hr
S Call and Examine.
MANHOOD RESTORED ISwS
tea fnarmtff to tr.ir nil r.rvrmn dipeae, uch u Weak Memory,
Lrsul Brritii ,'of - r, Ho:ni:tche. V&kM illness, lt Manhood. Nlvbt.r Kmiav
smn.i. NfTTousnp-. I.Hiturtr.alld rains and Wbs of power of tike ixfiitfrbuve
4rL'!ii)t in wVlhr CHUW I bT OTr exprtion. TOnthful rrnra ni..i
use of Vitvaxro-i, opium or ftUruulp.nt titcb Mhn load to Intlrxuitr. Codsuiud-
tion and Inwanity. fut tip convenient t carry in Test pricket. 1 per wk
H;hv niHi'Miforfo. With tvtTT t i.r.ier we air a it-Wrr cuimfitM y.
fit- VorV. r1 nn -f I