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'nrE ABGtTTB TUESDAY. FJ5XIKUAKY 23, 189:3
. nniil it dropped from sik'ht
I "'? .,ml,i,L--- A Blenm of white.
"ltr"i d,.hl fnrewcll- and. like a ihnagni
ru?m'-Ut vanished and was not.
. ....i..,.mn standing at the wheel.
to "k " . . Mltre ,ue gliding
rlllini:i.?-lie felt no slightest sign;
l,e of that dim horizon liue.
, n h.. ierehnee. when down the line
! " ' ......h P-,....-fullv they elide
'-.dro"' '. ',k t',. unknown bound.
'el"T: '. " m 'tis life beyond.
irtCli ii "' ;....., (v,,,,,!!.. World.
.hunt's nui fcuo'"
Tin: white death;
TV rui' li of Setior Diaz wiis on .iclmrm
'", -iru.tiiiir the hroml. smooth
, f one of the tributaries of the Pa-
lllt1' - .l,ni tho rank
irx on whom.-
,SL-ri y t.Tl HUH iwrne liri,
Thl. l,..iwe it--lf li.id a tropical charac
r it Spiiiii-ili-Aiiierican, with a cool.
.',',!, v.'tukIii. a lone low frout, puinteJ
,3;S an.) imtioeil windows, a spurious
!.,,rt Mil'! " ll.-tt riHf. provided with a ptira-
,t whii'li t'H'e the wmue structure ine
ninee ' 'I H fort. .Many iicres 01 nuu-
,t,il l.oi'l -licw ed loni: lines of si";;ir cane
i til' tr-e laden Willi imnnnns, in snr
'.' ' ... .1... : ........l.l..
-;Ml;.r t'irli I.IM lo ineoiniv, uinLimii""
wild litislilutid which in the dis
,,. .iiiToiiiuied the s'ttleli:ent.
.ii ura Diaz was one of the tropical heau
et'uhom .Murillo dreamed,
.in: p'iiii; to test your gallantry." lit
.,,.. (..iniiii; out on the veranda wnriv i
lyakiim you to help me to water u.y
i-r. for with my liime hiirul ii i ii"t
i,v for me to lift the heavy watering pot.
--I am lit your service, hut allow me an
ivn!i? to remind you that niiprom-
,-.! to tell me the story ol 1m y. iir ikim'i
('. rtainly. As soon as the (lowers are
.vred wewil! linve cotWon th.- v.-randa
i you will heur all alioui it."
Aeeordinifly I was -!iovt. a:"-rwani mi-
oolTee with the little l.oota. my s
. . . i. ; l n 1.11.,
u:v dausjnter. am: my ' . "
r mother loil.d a cigarette, lighted it
d IH'L'.-lli as l.illi.ivv
U'lieii we ii-st ...tin.' In re. years ilKO.lt
is n very ditieretit I-K'kiiii: place. 1 he
ji hii-liian.! readied to t he edw of the
;,t, ami iis sneh a dark wilderness of
-n. hraiuhles, palms, wild lig trees anil
;r tropical vegetation that 1 did not
,- venture into its depths. Hut my hus
i-.il and Ins workmen went manfully to
; felled trees, uprooted stumps, made
p!l : and .lii.lii's nil day lontr, except in
:t werest heat, ami I often saw them
to home so wearied that they would fall
vv her.' t hey stood, and first think of
..I tl.ivcortour hours later when they
Af-'T au hile tlieypit a portion of the
under snl.je.-i inn, hut after the
.?swtrc cle.irnl and w e li'i;aii to plant
ni; r.ail ;l throim of foes to cornliat. The
; were the ants, which bcitc' watched
ft iieeoiii.t of t heir depredations on
;..mt.t:ioii. (mvc n way of making uniler-.-i;i:l
pu-aurcs till they undermine the
.; irf:ice of a tield, and it fulls in like
t.'.t.Ti:: ot a cake.
J.i-t ii .:' h of us is a crcnt tjap in the
.'w ii. full of hushes and wild grass, with
'.ci -h. re some rotten timher, where
!: Ie -iilei'iont sank in consequence of
:an:st!tiii rnun: the foundations. From
::ii- (e!in- the saying we have in l'ara
ii, i! oi:r worst enemies are the Indian
i11"' tiie Indian ants,
i.ii.-k.'.y. the only Indians in our vicinity
fri,ini!y ones, who exchanged nil
.:.:- : pro. i-ion-, especially dried meats,
:::... iciil brandy. We poisoned the
-'- 'i:. ,".:;. their nests, flooded their pas
iij ..;.-v .ih boiling water, and so, in a
-'" it i:. were free from them, al-
'" '' ' they sometimes come
wih d, to attack the plantation.
''Ttlata came another plague
lura long time 1 thought it was
I ' couteiiil against them. My
- '. to call them the tax collect-l:t.-vi!id
come illst us roetiLirlv
I w tliout our filuliiiLT one or
c'" 1,1 l"'i:e. Ami once oh, heaven!
-Uufri-ht 1 Iia.l!
l.i. hta was a baby, my husband
li - t:i. a u,.m tr OI1L. morning to work,
i-ii-u.i,. ;u.a the child lay asleep on a mat
-ti-n.il ,,f the room. Suddenly I saw on
,Lc -kin of a mouse, from which
-e-..i. huilv had Urn sucked, as from an
rt-' I km w at once that a snake must
i-i.. ir tin y feed on mice and eat them
ou nd which I coal 1 not mistake a loog)
passionate roar a try that 1 bad often
' heard from the wood at uight, and never
. without feeling as if my heart stood still.
The thought rushe-l through my mind.
I -Oh. heaven, the jaguar!"
I shall never forget that moment) For a
second I was quite rigid and helpless, as if
life hail departed, and then a thought
nasnea upon me; tne jngunr wtws uui, w ue
kept off if he penetrated here from the
roof, for most of the inner doorways had
only draperies. In i ly dining room was a
great wooden meal el est, nearly empty, and
large enough to holtl six or seven persons
at once. If Ixlita and I could get there,
thought I, we are saved.
I seized the child, ran with her into the
dining room and crept into the chest. Un-
i fortunately it had a spring lock, so that I
' was forced to hold the lid open with my
' left hand, to guard against its locking and
immediately st ifling us; but it had more
than an inch of outer rim. which -completely
hid my linger
I It was not a moment too soon. We were
J scarcely hidden, wh.-n I heard the great
. claws scratching along the floor, and the
I hungry sniffling of the jaguar showed me
' that lie was in searcl. of food.
He came straight to thecnestand paused
' a moment, as if he fe-ired a trap. Then he
put his head close to the small opening, so
that I could feel his hot breath. He sniffed
awhile and then trie 1 to raise tLe lid with
J low I trembled! But. thank heaven,
the great paw would not go in the narrow
crevice, and 1 held the cover fast by cling
ing to the inner par-of the lock with all
the strength of despt ration. All he could
do was to stretch out his tongue and lick
my lingers until they bled as if they had
beeu scratched by a siw. And then, as he
tasted blood, and heard Ixilita cry (for my
poor darling was just as frightened as I
was, his eagerness ii creased and he began
to utter piercing yells, which seut icy chills
1 wonder why the f eight did not kill me,
but the touch of Ixdiut's little arm around
my neck seemed to ki-ep up my courage.
ttill the worst was yet to come.
When the jaguar found that he could
not reach me from telow he sprang upon
the chest. His hug ! weight crushed my
lingers between the two parts of the lock.
Then I thought all was over and shrieked
I so that my cries ran through the whole
Hut my cries were presently answered by
a sound which made tuy heart throb with
joy answered by the barking of ourblood
hound. The jaguar heard it, too. for he
sprang down and stood for a moment lis
tening, then ran to ti e door as if to flee.
Again came the sound of the dog's bark
this time nearer and at the same time
the voices of men e.-.lling to each other.
j Contrary to expectation they were already
I coming back.
Meanwhile the jaguar seemed to be be
I wildcred. and ran wildly to and fro. Sud
I tlenly a loud cry came from one of the win-
dows. followed by two shots and a fearful
howl; then my husband's voice anxiously
"C'achita, where are you?"
I had just strength enqjigh left toget out
of the chest, drag myself to the door and
let my husband in. Then I swooned away.
They told me afterward that our blood
hound found the jaguar's trail, leading
straight back to the house, and thev all
hurried home at fuli speed, fearing harm
wouni come to me.
My husband and Jose came in front of
the rest, and shot tl e jaguar through the
window, but my husband told me that
when he saw the animal in the house he
felt as if stifled.
I could not move a . oint of that hand for
many weeks afterward. The Indians gave
me medicine to heal it . and they say that af
ter awhile I shall be i ble to use it again. I
did not need tins injury to make me remem
ber that day. If I were to live a thousand
years I could not forget the few lervtiile
moments that 1 spe it in the chest mo
ments that seemed to comprise an eternity
of terror. Boston Courier.
-t-a fashion; hut, carefully as I looked
or,;"?1' 1 ' seu D0 snake, till all at
. 'itw-eurrnl to me that it might be un
IhIa s mat. 1 snatched the child
-i;5--;. ; .. .! her in safety. Then I lifted
ti-'v1" "'' tllc ni;'t-u"d there it was,
" 'l'''1 ,1:!,i.v. green and gold reptile,
-I, ,'jt ai'l fast asleep. Ah, how I
1 ran nut bit tbn .. rtm-.l tn
.... ( ...... m. v u i l , 1. 1 u . j
U'lf"" 'i In, LM,. .. t..
he killed the reptile. Hut its we
It. ii. I' :i r. , I I. ... I . i : 1
- , f(.,.st j HKIMI to hope
;-Vlr" """ ...'''"''"d. but they were only
tc :! " "li ljt:LSls uow Jirst apjieaml
' :""ti;t..' while we were lit breakfast
The postmaster general has issued in
structions to the surveyors of the postoffice
throughout the king loin that in future
vacancies, whether temporary or perma-
; nent, among the rura and provincial town
postmen are to be p cferentially tilled by
the appointment of soldiers of good char
acter belonging to tl e reserve, or having
served their time. Applications from suit
able candidates should be made to the offi
cers commanding th ; depot centers, or to
the Guards' Kmployment society.
This system caunot at present be adopted
in the metropolis, because up to a certain
period the telegraph messengers were en
gaged on the prospet t of being appointed
to vacancies as postmen when of proper
age, upon approved service and on passing
a certain examination. But about 16,000
places will thus be opened to soldiers.
They will, of course, 1 ave to pass the ex
amination prescribed by the civil service
commissioners, and their good character
must be vouched for by the military au
thorities. London Tit-Bits.
us, i .
l 'Ml-.nien brouirht the news
which graze in the tall
' r side of the river, had
' a jaguar that had killed
"' 1 he man who told us
I it Ii Ids life, yet he would
'c-iie so if he had not misled
i ei there not U-en a fat ox
ithout a new alarm. and
;" think less alMiut it, when
' or four Indians rushed in
1 L-reat jaguar had broken
1' and killed a wotnau and
I' i-liand heard the story he
' "as the same animal that
", r bull, for the lndinnsile
' ' feature of singular color,
lli any they had seen about
: '"'j- named it "The White
" luht it high time to do some
" ntisliand called his people to
.t and hunt the auinial.
that inorui:sr distinctly.
v,a'A;i' tlieerfully enough, each
- l-uu and hunting knife, and
'" 'iliound, was with them. My
" around just as he entered
1 "u k:.sed hLs hand to me; then
' ""imiiions vanibhed in the for
llanglea An UulawfuL
The stringing of small coins to form
bangles or bracelets has been decided to
be a fraudulent mutil ition of lawful mon
ey, and even the pierc ng of a coin for use
as a watch chain pendant is held to be an
offense. It is well to bear this in mind,
because it is in opposii ion to the old coun
try maxim that there is no offense in cut
ting a coin unless it is subsequently offered
as money, and a prima facie case of fraud
It is not very likely -hat government of
ficers will go around arresting all ladies
found wearing ornaments with pierced
coins in them, for even if there were no
other risk, there would be great danger of
arresting some one vho was wearing a
string of foreign coins closely resembling
ours at first glance. But the law is so in
convenient and unreasonable that it will
more than likely be repealed. Interview
in St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
':'! myself with Lolita alone
'"J tlioucUt of What
-.. .,'; '" "" that terrible wild ani-
ltv"tti'' M,'ty M-iil'd me (although I
,c'i::1 t T loulJ Us in diuiger), that
R'" 'W .,'" l","Un,wltiI1 1 ld '"eked
:, '"'lis.; and then I seated
,jn th- ' ,. , !".1-US room, took lx-
Su'-'-'i'iv" ''i:"' tr'C'(1 10 tM llerH "tory.'
H aiij'.j '"ard a scratching along thrj
la,! a ll:" thud, as if something'
6alilVrvJ'i'TV0Usa" 1 'as, I started
f "'-'it it a h 1 tad n p"-!"t"-
""" ""'iiieut I heard just over rce a
The Modus Operandi.
Wife My dear, I lef; my thimble in the
pocket of my new drejs, and 1 wish you'd
run up stairs and
Husband Now, see here, I'm not eoing
off on any such job as t hat.
How foolish you arol Nothing is easier
than finding the pocke: in a dress. All you
have to do is to slip it on."
"Slip what on?"
"The dress, of course. But you needn't
try to button it, you know."
"Oh, 1 needn't!"
"No; slipping it on is- enough."
"Well, then what?"
"Use common sense, of course. All you
have to do after the dr.3 is on is to dive
down and crossways ai.d a little slanting,1
and up and around, ju.st as you see ladies'
do in the street car v hen the conductor
comes along, and your hand will go straight
into the pocket." New York Weekly. j
A blacksmith's tools of the present day
are aRnost identical wkb those used in the
name trade over 300 yei rs ago.
Calmness of Truth.
All truth is calm.
Refuge of rock and tower; '
The more of truth the more of calm,
Ita calmness Is its power.
CsUmnesR is truth.
And truth is calmness still;
Truth lifts He forehead to the storm.
Like tome eternal hill.
Unless yon can think when the song is done.
No other is sweet in the rhythm;
Unless you can feel, when left by one.
That ail men else go with him;
Unless you can know when unpraised by hit
That jour beanty itself wants proving;
Unless you can swear "For life, for death"
Ok, fear to call it loving!
Unless you can muse in a crowd all day
On the absent face that fixed you;
Unload you can love as the angels may.
With the breadth of heaven betwixt you;
Unless you ca-i dream that his faith is fast.
Through behooving and unbehooving;
Unless you can die when the dream is past
Ou, never call it loving!
Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
The past but lives in words; a thousand ages
Were blank, if books had not. evoked thrlr
And kept the pale embodied shades to warn as
Frvjni fleshlehs lips.
Parknesw before, all joy behind!
Yet keep thy courage, do not mind;
He soonest reads the lesson right
Who readd with back against the light!
Those Fashionable Canes.
A Mute Recovers Speech.
Alphonse Herapnling, of Summit town
ship. Butler Co., Penn.. made an hffidavit
that his 12-vcarsn!d son, who hi.d
had St. Vitus dance for twelve years, lost
his speech, wis completely cured after
usinp three bottles of Dr. Miles' Ilestora
tive Nervine, and and also recovered his
speech. Thousands testify to wonderful
cures from usin it for nervous diseases,
dyspepsia, nervous debility, dullness. con
fusion of mind, headache, etc. Four
doses of this Nervine cured Mrs. W. E
Burns, South Bend. Ind., who had been
suffering with constant headache for
three months Tritt bottle and elegant
t-ook free at llsrtz & Hnhnsen s.
Tor Over Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winslow'8 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 cryiDjj with
pain of cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup for children teething, it will re.'
licve the poor little sufferer immediately
Depend upon it, mothers, thereis no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates the stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the gums. reducvB inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
8yrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the taste and is the prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow'a Soothing Strup
Letter from Cyrus W. Field, Jr.
8 Hast 56 h Street. I
New ork, May 8, 1SS3. f
Several times this winter I have suf
fered from seyere colls on mv lungs.
Eich time I have applied Allcock's Porus
Piasters, and in every iusUnce I have
been quickly relieved by applying one
across my chest and one on my back.
My friends, through my ndvice, have
tried the esperrnent and also found it
most surcessfnl I feel that I cm recom
mend them most highly to any one who
may see fit to 'rv thrm
('thus W. Field, Jr.
Woman has been compelled to suffer,
not only her Ills, hut those arising
from a want of know'.else on the part of
those with whom hi sounds connected.
In the mnnoions of 'he rich and hovels Of
the poor, noniau uu beeu alike the pa
tient victim of il's unknown to man. But
now the hrur of her redemption has
come. Brnrtfiehi's Tetnule Regulator
cures all diseases peculiar to her sex.
S ld by Banz & Babnsen.
Sick so long.
C. TV. IIodkixs, Postmaster at East La
xnoine. Me., writes that Mrs. Kelly'a son,
who had been confined to bed FOURTEEN
MONTHS with as ABSCESS, has been
CURED SOUND AND WELL
BY SWIFT'S SPECIFIC.
The boy is fourteen years old, lives next
door to me, and I know the statement to
C S, las a wonderful effect on
. CHILDREN, and should 1
given to every weak and debilitated child.
Send for our Book on the Blood and Skin.
SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., Atlata, Ga.
ouick a m a rosirivi nTirr St
M A M L. V V I liOH and th. O.lv I tlfnate
(wiftclir SI X U L D tfJlLITV aid LOST
VITA LI TV known a yimllan wia
ritOr.MtmlTlMrBilnl. Svinit. l. C tor ss ' mm Cur
immrmMMMi. Cir.trac DR.R.r.CATON.auM.lMta.ai.
ItCriTnCoMa,Cen-!is.Sara Threat, Cm-,i.In(laen-iWhcwping
Cough. BronchiUi.ndA.thm.. aott.
tola ear for CoaBOmption ID Ant lUgei, u ure rrllef
In advanced atagea. at max. Tan will aee tha
excellent eJFeot after taking tha flrat dole. Soil
j duaiyra eTgrywbcrc Lar butOea, ao ceau aud IJHK
A delicious asa Eialthfal Confection!
THE PUREST AND BEST CUM
EVER OFFI'REO TO THE PUBLIC!
ITS MEDICINAL PROPERTIES ARE 3NV AMIABLE
SOEE THROAT, C0UGE3 AND
AND IS HIGHLY BENEFICIAL TO DYSPEPTICS.
It whitens tlio twth and ? weptens the hre.ith, im
parts a pleasant taste to tiie moutli, and an agree
able feeling lo the stomach.
Horn's Choe-To Uuiu i-i the hot, trv it once, and
you will r.se no other afterwards, if any dealer
you ask lor it. has not gut it, take no other, but ko
somrwhiie else. Von will find all pronressive
dealers have it, that is the class of dealers to pat
ronize always lor anything you want.
CHEW BORC'S CHOC-TO CUM,
59 & 61 CANAL ST., - CHICAGO, ILL.
HARTZ & BAHNSEN,
Who!c-al Averts for Rock Inland.
The Rock Island
Is the best medium through
which to reach the country trade.
Advertisers should have their
announcements ready by Thurs
day morning to insure insertion
in the current week's issue.
-ALL KINDS OF
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furniaMng al. kind
of Stoyea with Castings at 8 cent
A MACHINE SHOP
aaa been added where all kinds of machine
work win be done first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
For gale by all first-class Grocery dealers.
Estate of Herman Buntenbach, deceased.
The undersigned having been appointed execn.
triz of the last will and testament of Herman
Buntenbach, late of the county of Rock Island,
state of Illinois, deceaxer', hereby gives notice
that ebe will appear before the county court of
Rock Ialand county, at the office of the clerk of
said court,in the city of Rock Island, at the
April term, on the first Monday in April next,
at which time all persons having claims against
said estate are notified and res netted to attend
for the purpose of having the same adjusted. All
persons indebted to said estate are requested to
make immediate payment to the nndersla-ned.
Dated this 29th day of January, A. D. 189.
GBRTBUUK BTOTENBACH. Kxecctrlx.
I moTw " pimple, ini'kles and dmcolormtiimn. For
I sale by v tlit-la dmirvi Uor iaaiied fr SO cm
in tamp by
I. A. nOAi
.ay M fetraa 0a ,
liONELL, CO 9
NVwM'iru Adtt.btisiko Bukbao 410 Sprna
I am livden witl? freight
v Fcpm Hie golden gate.
XTo lands across ths
I carry sweel hoDe
.As d cargo
H Ik 1 i sr.
Made only by
NK.?A IRBMK &G0. CHICAGD.
ASK YOUR GROCER FOR IT
J. B. ZIMMER,
M ERGHANT TAILOR,
Will sell for the next 30 days all his overcoatings at 15
pnr cent less than the regular prices.
Star Block, Opposite Kaeper IIouse.
B. F. THOMAS & CO.,
Elm Street Meat Market
All kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats always on h md. 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 Jgnarante d.
Office and Shoo 1412 Fourth Avenne, ROCK ISLAND.
TT3HE3E T;ir TTTTFV
Billiard Parlor Sample Room,
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
JAMES T. O'CONNOR, Proprietors. WM. H. CATTON.
J. Ma CHRISTY,
JMIIFCTHEH Of CRACKERS AHQ BlSCCfE.
Ast Your ffrocer for Them.
1 hfy are B
The Christy "Otstir" and Christy "Wae.
FALL AND WINTER STOCK
of Goods received bT
ISlTCali and Examine.
C. J. W. SCHREINEK,
Contractor and Biailder,
1121 and 1133 Fourth avenne. Residence 1118 Fonrth arecne.
Plans and specifications furnished on all classes of work : also spent of Wilier' Patent taeloe
Sliding Blinds, something new, stylish and desirable.
snnt tt jvn. jr.T .
suroajt mo ii-tu ciunu.
MBMlinnn DCCTflDCni'Nerve Seeds"
ikiMiinuuu nto i uncu. wderlui Ka
i M Milrl arith a w a
rn Knfinte to ctire nil nrrfiim dtwa, micb a V;ik Mpmorr
iiMot Brnm i'owi r. Hatcbe. Wnkef nine. I,ot Manhttor! NiL-hti i.:n..
mons, NVrToiiMiet, luiiiua?.allctrMtn9 and losiof rxmerol te lienrntiv
OTLrans in either px aiih-i hy over exertion, youthful prro.ir 4 Tcpaiw
use ut fbar, opium -r rwmularita which twfj It-ad to Iiitlnvitr.CoiiiiuiDp-
aireby tuai'; ti fitrf.. with evry ( order w give a written funvult teurc
or Tcjund the mjiuu. Circular free. Oareaa Arrve Hcrti b ( hlru. 111.
sale in Rock island by Hartz & Bahnsen. 3d Ave. and 20th street
THE POSITIVE CURE.
ELT BROTHERS, est Warrea 8U New Torlc. rrioseoctal
Q)avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALL, DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATALOGUES ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN. .Davenport. la