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AJreUP. SATUBPAY. APjtill 23,1892
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ftStoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neitli cr Opium, Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years use by
pinions of Jlothers. Castoria d estroys Worms and allays
feverishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,
euros Diarrhoea and Wiud Colic. Castoria relieves
teething tronbles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's Panacei the Mother's Friend.
'Castoria I? an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
-ooU elTrot upnu their children."
Dr. O. C. Omood,
.. fastnria is the best remedy for children of
nhiit lam acquainted. I hope the day Is not
far distant when mothers will consider the real
ltU-ref t of th-ir children, and use Castoria in
ftml of the various quack nostrums which are
ifstro.ria? their lTed ones, by forcing opium,
mcrfhine. soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
Hie oi to premature graves."
Da. J. F. KiNcmtLOE,
The Centaur Company, TI Murray Street, New York City.
Patronize Heme Industry and Protect the Labor of America
- MEFRICK'S SPOOL COTTON. -
I- is:it Cord Soft Finish. Full tca-nre. and i e inully well adapted for Baud and Machine
Hewing. forfait by
i-d l)r. Qi ol Hones generally.
MERRICK THREAD CO , 205 Fifth Avenue, Chicago
jhirt Factory :
Our Shirts .
Are 011r specialty. We make them our-elves.
a:roii:zv aome nulustry.
Our Suits .
' male to your ortior. and they are tailor-made
?r:ce( ra-i.-uig from Jl up.
Our Pants .
J'wnmpnce. und we invite competition.
;' , Ui mMv election from over 201) differ-"nn,.-
at ,riec from S3 and cp.
Cr.oi b. (Indicated, otir Workmanship cannot be
:l.eu, our gcu, wc warrant, and last, bnt not
,'.,0!lr '"we i solicited.
IV.' siiU , at tll(J
Tri-Oity Shirt Factory,
v , -,i avecne, over Looeley'e crockery store.
Jo tin Voile 5c Co.,
Doors Blinds, Biding. Flooring.
E .h,!'1 ".'i khld" 0f wood work tot bnilders.
n.h St.. bet. Third snd Fonrth .Tes.
tQCK IS l, AND.
C O. D.
221 aDd 223
AL Unnary Work done on short notice.
pec.lt, of Dress Skirts.
"ices aa Low as the Lowest.
' ' Castoria Is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
ki own to me."
H. A. Arcbh, M. D.,
lit So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. T.
" Our physicians in the children's depart
ment have spoken highly of their expert
etce in their outside practice with Castoria,
ai d although we only hare among our
medical supplies what is known as regular
products, yet we are free to confess that the
merits of Castoria has won us to look with
fa vor upon it."
United Hospital and Dispensary,
Allen C. Surra, JVe.,
Opening was a success in
every particular. My
Are exquisite. Call and see them
MISS KATE BYRNES,
1700 Second Avenue.
tSf Agent for the Statcn Island dying es
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A M. & L. J. PARKER,
WFirst-clase work snd .special attention to
RINtt TJ8 UP,
Telephone No. 1214
The Rock Island
Is the best medium throueh
which to reach the country trade.
Advertisers should hare their
announcements ready by Thurs
day morning to insure insertion
in the current week's issue.
Notice Is hereby given, that the undersigned
haa been appointed assignee of he Northern
Mining and mi I way company, and all persons
holding anv claim or claims against said The
Northern Mining and Railway compmy are hereby
notified to present the aa ne to me under oath or
animation within three months from this date,
whether said claims ate doe or not. All persons
Indebted to said assignor are requested to make
prompt payment of the same.
Dated March 1,
THOMAS S. SILVIS,
ALL ABOUT LOCKS.
Ancient and Modern Devices Graph
Bocu Island' K Xpert Locksmith
Writes) of the Merhasilnni which
Haa Beea Ills Life's
(Written for Tb Argus).
Locks in some form have been in use
since time immemorial. History does not
Bay anything about Adam haying locks
other than those of a hirsute nature and
cominn home in the evenine from tbe
lodge and trying to unloc t the front door
with the wrong end of the lalch key, but
history in locks reaches very close np to
Adam. The first knowledge we have of
locks is at the time of the old Egyptians,
who had wooden locks, and keys made of
the same material .
In some countries of tbe Orient a
wooden lock similar to the old Egyptian
lock is still in use. It consists of a tolt
made out of wood with several movable
piDs and a Ley with projections to fit
these. When the key is inserted it raises
the pins to a proper height and will al
low the bolt to te withdrawn. The next
class of locks we have knowledge of were
used about A. D. 400 and were made of
metal, some of bronze and some of iron.
These locks had springs in them and the
key had to fit in an intricate system of
warOs. Thumblers were not in use.
The bit of the key and the key hole were
make in a nimbtr of odd shapes, and
some of these old keys are really artfully
and elaborately made. The locks were
mostly of the class we call spring locks,
and were of course very large and heavy,
and so were the keys.
NOVEL USB OF LOCKS.
At tbe time of the crusades when the
Christian Knights went to tbe holy land
to fight the Turks, some of the Italian
warriors carried with them keys,
the locks of which remained at
home and served in a mechanical
way to protect tbe honor of the home.
These locks bte now to be seen in 8:me
of tbe museums of Europe. These ap
pliances were made tf steel and were
quite elaborately designed.
In the middle ages locks we-e for the
most part made of iron and were of course
altogether made by hand. They wi re
large acd tbe keys were correspondingly
heavy and large, but the locks of those
days bad some security about tnem, and
some were niceiy made ana were gener
ally nnisnea in elaborate grille work. The
locksmith did not class himself with tbe
common mechanic, but called himself
an artisan and really there was just cause
for this, as with tbe tools at his command
in those days it required more than ordi
nary 8BU1 to mate a lock The tumblers
were unsnowa ana tbe secu
rity of a lock depended aL
together upon the wards and the cor
responding intricate fitting or the keys,
and the different shapes of the key holes
which were of all col enable old shapes,
Hence ir a person succeeded in making a
wax impression or tbe feey hole, this waa
aiiuuat on vum n as utcessary to secure a
MANY SECRET DEVICES
were resorted to to cover up the key hole.
auu ii was oiieu necessary to toucn a
number of secret springs and .knobs be
fore the plates which coveted up the' key
holes, would move, and the key hole
wouiu oe reveaiea . as mere were no
factory maie locks in those days, keys of
course were aii aiuerent.
It is interesting to note to what ex
tremes of key making the Ircksmith of
that time resorted. A lock was also
made which was called a "Vexer lock"
for the reason that it was supposed to
vex any burglar to get into it. It was
made somewhat on the combination
principle and was mostly used on strong
boxes, as safes were only known by that
name. It consisted of a number of cir
cular disks, generally fine, which were
connected with rosettes on the outside.
Tbe setting of all of these into a certain
position would open the lock, but tbe
security as such a lock would offer would
amount to very little, End tbe burglar to
day would make short work of them.
There seems to have been very little
improvement in lock making for several
hundred yeirs, and while locks were bet
ter made it cannot be said that they of
fered any more security.
A NEW ERA IN LOCK MAKING
was started by Brahma and Chubb, tbe
first a German and tbe latter an English
man. The Brahma leck has a hollow
key which is slit at tbe end, and tbe
seven slots of different depths will shove
forward the slides of the lock, so that the
barrel of tbe lock can be turned and the
lock opened. Brahma and his associates
in irond.00 were so well convinced of the
impossibility to pick this lock that they
offered 1.000 pounds sterling to anyone
who could pick it. A young American
by the name of Hobbs differed, however,
in opinion with them and constructed a
picking tool with which he succeeded in
picking the Brahma lock in 11 hours.
This was like a brand of wild fire as tbe
Brahma lock was then the best, and is a
good lock yet, but it is not considered by
locksmiths now to be such an astonishing
performance to be ablo tt pick it.
The Cbubb lock is the tumbler lock
of today, and the ward filing of a
tumbler lock is in the end of the bit in
stead of the side; thus by observing this,
you can distinguish tumbler locks from
ward locks. The security of this lock
depends upon the raising o! the different
tumbler or levers to a certain height so
that the slots in them will come even, so
that the projection on the bolt known as
the fence can pass through them. This
principle is used on a eood many locks of
today. The next lock invented is the
pin lock, invented by some poor lock
smith and improved by Linus Yale.
With this lock comes the
ADVENT OF THE SMALIi PLAT KEY,
such as is used now with the majority of
locks. Ihe large clumsy key of the past
is done away with and nobody thinks
any more that the secu:ity ol a lock de
pends upon tbe siza of tbe key, in fact
nothing is farther from it as the larger
tbe key hole as a rule, the easier is a Iocs
picked. Stil! more astonishing has,
however been tbe change in
safe locks of olden times and how.
The tendency in lock miking has been
to reduce tbe sine of tbe key, and today
our best security is tbe keyless or auto
matic lock. We have no key left not even
a combination . Combination loc' I ire
a modern invention. The vital principles
in all is that a number of circular disks
with slots have to be arranged so that the
slots come all in one line. This arrange
ment will allow the tenje to fall into the
slots, and thus release the bolt. The
time lock is simply either one or two
clocks which will prevent the fence of a
lock to fall into tbe slots until the time
is np for which it is set; hence it is im,
possible to open a safe by tbe combina
tion until the time lock has released its
THE SAFE LOCK OF TODAY
is the automatic No combination lock
is used and there are no holes in the
door. The automatic lock will throw the
bolts when the door is shut and the time
lock will release them when the time is
up thus doing away with key or com
bination. The modern time . lock
is almost human in its action, epenng
the safe regularly six days in the week,
baton Sunday it takes its rest and will
not open up. It will also open up auto
mitically when through any accident the
clocks have stODDed. The nmoYpaa in
lock making has been great, but the art
of the burglar has kept almost even with
it, out I think that tbe lock maker in at
present a little ahead of the burglar.
Choice pineapples at W. A. Ehltb's.
Jersey sweet potatoes at W. A. Eh
leb's Imported Swiss and Edam cheese at
Take stock in the Columbian exposi
A full line of Heinz & Co.'s bottled
goods at W. A. Ehleb's.
Call np telephone No. 1055 for stock in
tbe Exposition association.
Wanted At once, five good coatmak
ers by Ropers the tailor. Brady street,
Wanted Immediately, a girl for gen
eral housework. Inquire at 229, Six
A first class restaurant doing good bus
iness, well located, for sale cheap if taken
soon. Georgu W. D Harris.
For Sale Steamboat. Tbe transfer
steamer, Milwaukee. Irquire of Thomas
C. Lawler, Prairie du Chien, Wis.
The stockholders of the Barstow
Creamery company met last evening and
elected R. A. Silvis president, S. L.
Limbert secretary and Rolland Letch
treasurer. The d rectors arc R. A. Sil
vis, William Letch, Rolland Letch, Gus
tus Kleebe, Theodore Fre's and D. A.
Weaiberhead The building operations
will begin at odcp. The ciDitsl stock is
The family of Charles ZHler, living
near Barstow, is indeed grievously af
flicted. Diphtheria has been prevalent in
the family for some time. Caroline,
aed 9 died the first of the week. This
is the third death in two weeks out of a
lamny oi nve cuuaren. me tlrst was
John, aged 11 jears, who died abou two
weeks ago. Oa Sunday, Apiil 10, tl e
8 months old child died, and wa9 buried
Many .Vlatiimonlal 911-11
tame men seem to get mere :n ibis
world th&D they deserve. Ia the matter
of newspaper advertising L. R. Walker,
of the little town of Piinceton, Scott
county, seems to be one of 'his number.
tie has been making history as well as
news for the papers in that vicinity for
some time past. U b first prominence
was gained through a tuit for divorce
from his first wife, then through a second
marriage, a secona aivorce, a remarriage
to bis second wife, and still a list divoroe
from wife No. 2, Melyina, with alimony
to the amount of $3,300. The public, no
aouDt, tnought. this w&s the end of a
sadly endine romance of a country town
but it wasn't.
Thursday a license was gr inted in Dav
enport to L R. Walker and F L.Walker,
wife No 1. Thus Mr. Walker returns to
his first love, and in so doing stops a
monthly allowance of S20 whi:h the
court awarded her when divorce
Is the greatest blessing ever offered child
bearing women. I have been a midwife
many years, and in each case where
Mother's Friend has been used, it has ac
complished wonders and relieved much
suffering. It is tbe best remedy for ris
ing of tbe breast known, and worth tbe
price for that alone.
Mrs. M. A. Brewster, Montgomery, Ala.
to Springfield and return vU R .ck Island
& Peoria railway, will be made for the
democratic state convention April 27 28,
and for the republican state convention
May 3 6. Tickets sold one day before,
good for return one day after tbe close of
convention. R Ftockhocse,
General Ticket Assent.
When Eabj- was sick, we gave her Castoria.
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria.
When she becative Miss, .uu .. .o Castoria.
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria.
A Source of Annoyance.
Every man, woman or child who is af
flicted with cbilbUlns. frost bites, etc.,
knows well tht it is worth a good deal
to have a remedy at band that will give
speedy and immediate relief. Kr. use's
German O.l, tbe great German remedy. i
worth its weight in gold for these tortur
ing ailments. For sale by all druegists.
Hartz & Btboseo wholesale aeeos.
bowels eacb day.
Medicine moves the
Most people teed to
WE ARE IN IT
Prices on Refrigerators
Baby carriages, bedroom and parlor suits, side
boards, cupboards, extension and parlor tables.
And easy terms of payment brings out the people.
See Us, SAVE Your MONEY.
Open evenings until 8:01
D O ZJ
JZ U E
Every other store in the tri-cities in
- Actual Bargains -
Means what? That .we must under
sell all others, sell cheap, still
cheaper, and beat all their ap
parent LOW PRICES.
This is just what we are going to
do beginning Tuesday, April 19.
Break Competitors' Prices
and Blazer Suits,
1 14 West Second Street, Davenport.
R. O. Hudson M. J. Parser.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimates
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322 Brady Street, Davenport, Ia.
o'clock; Saturdays until ltMHl.
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Shop cgi. Firs' ave ai d ttvctitentti et.