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Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neitbcr 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
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys "Worms and allays
feverishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is tho Children's Pauacea the Mother's Friend.
Castoria Is an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children."
Die G. C. Osgood,
' Castoria Is the best remedy for children of
which I am acquainted. I hope the day is cot
far i'Tant when mothers will consider the real
interest of their children, and use Castoria in
stead of the various quack nostrums which are
distroyiag their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
them to premature graves."
DH. J. F. EOCBKLOB,
" Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior toauy prescription
known to me."
n. A. Archer, 1C D.,
Ill So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. T.
" Our physicians in the children's depart
ment have spoken highly of their experi
ence in their outside practice with Castoria,
and although we only have 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
favor upon it."
United Hospital and Dispexsary,
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THE GREAT AND ONLY.
The Barnnm A ts alley Mhow in Town
The I'aradr, and the Attractions
WlthlntheTrnts at tolnmbls Prk.
When a great show comes to town,
Rock Island puts on its gala day attire. It
is a holiday, locally speaking. More par
ticalsrly is this true when the Barnum &
Bailey aggregation puts id a date with
us. It is so today, for the only Bernum
& Bailey shows are with as. From the
the small boy who rises with the first
peep of day to see the show trains come
in, to witness the unloading of the cars,
and follow the immense wagons and the
elephant to the grounds and observe the
erection of the tents, to the gray-haired
patriarch who saw Barnum in his youth,
something less than a century ago, the
coming of the Barnum wonders is re
garded as an event of considerably more
than ordinary importance. Barnum, to
be sure, is dead, but his wondrous works
live after him, and will continue to live,
at any rate while his long-time partner
and successor in the management, J. A.
Bailey, lives. Every two years the Bar
num & Bailey shows visit Rock Island.
The people here appreciate their shows
and they know it.
Long before the street parade this
mcrniog the streets were lined with peo
ple. The million dollar pageant was a
gorgeous affair. All the principal event9
in American history were illustrated by
living figures on costly chariots and
Arabian night stories, nursery rhymes,
children's fables and childhood dreams
were beautifully pictured by living tab
leaux. The procession was made up
about as follows: Four bands, two ca.1
iopes, six cages of animals 18 chariots,
11 elephants. 11 camels aoil dromedaries,
238 horses and poi.ies, three zebrs 175
men and 102 women. It was a mam
moth line of march, and presents ia itself
a world of moving wonders, untold ex
pense and ring talent that is the wonder
of two admiring continents. To all its
great circus in three rings, elevated stage
performances, novel and daring hippo
drome rces, gallery of mystifying illu
sions, double menageries, herds of ele
phants, camels, 400 fine bred horses and
ponies, curious quadrupeds, and other
wot ders, tte show has been enriched by
the addition of the most magnificent
spectacle the eyes of mortal ever looked
upon. The stupendous historical piece,
called Columbus and the Discovery of
Ametica, is an achievement in spectacu
lar productions almost beyond compre
hension. This afternoon the multitudes have
thronged to the chow grounds, the tents
h aving been pitched at Columbia park.
It is a very difficult task to attempt any
description of such an embartaa de rich
esse in the way of diversion for both eyes
and ears as this great circus offers, but it
will doubtless be of interest if some of
the salient points are picked out and de
scribed in a few words. It is not merely
called the "Greatest Show on Erth."
that is what it is. What a series
of delights for anyone fond of trained
animals! In the three rings and two are
nas may be seen at one time perfomances
by ponies, horses, goats, cats, dogs and
donkeys all doing their various acts
with almost human intelligence. They
disappeared from view only to be re
placed by two heard9 of performing ele
phants; the huge beasts whose clumsy,
ungainly bodies are the sharpest contrast
to their extraordinary intelligence. Dur
ing this act the middle ring was occupied
by a delightful little elephant who is not
only amazingly clever as to his own
training, but who also has a history and a
very touching and pathetic one at that.
It was to save this little fellow's life that
Jumbo" that most celebrated elephant
of circus history williDgly gave up his
Among the individual acts, all of
which are of unusual merit and origin
ality, probably the most extraordinary is
that of the young Spanish boy, Nicholas
Ceballos, who does the most remarkable
bit of wire-. walking that has ever been
put before the public He uses no bal
ancing pole, and yet he seems as much at
home on his slender wire at its dizzy
height as if he were BtandiDg on terra
flrma. His performance is simply mar
velous, and far excels any similar exhibi
tion that has ever been seen here. Has
san Ben Ali is a commissioner from the
sultan of Morocco to the World's Fair, but
this does not prevent him from turning
the most astounding somersaults and
hand springs an accomplishment, it
may be remarked in passing, that very
few World's Fair Commissioners are pos
essed of. His troupe of Arab Ateletes is
really extraordinary, and their tumbling
is of the highest order.
The great spectacle "Columbus'' is by
far the most elaborate and gorgeous of
its kind that has ever been attempted
under a canvass of a circus tent, indeed
even in the most modern theatres with all
mechanical and scenic accessories it
would be difficult if not impossible to ex
cel the magnificence of this succession of
pageants and beautiful tableaux. 8ome
thousand people take part in its several
scenes and over 8,000 different costumes
are used. The scenery and costumes are
all from Paris and they are prepared
with the most scrupulous historic and
chronological accuracy. The rest of the
how as races, gymnastics, tumbling
and all the other manifold acts of the
modern circus is all of the highest class
as was maintained at the beginning of
The tents were thronged this after
noon and will be again tonignt, on which
occasion the Columbus spectacle will
open the programme.
Chief Miller had his entire police
The usual number of fakirs, who fol
low in the wake of a great show, are in
The Davenport & Rock Island Street
Railway company got a harvest out of
the day, and deserve it, giving splendid
service to and from the grounds.
All the restaurants in the city took ad-
v antage of the crowds in the city today,
and by combining, raised the edge on the
price of meals not a very good way to
encourage visitors to the town.
w Xoim ajonerrnlna; Maliroad In
teresta rrom Various nonrrrk Per
Burton A. Branch, traveling passen
ger agent of the Chicago & Erie, was in
the city a few hours yesterday.
Jack Auld, the popular R. I. & P.
conductor, who has been sick several
days, is reported as somewhat improved.
Several special trains are going east
daily over tde C. R. I. & P., bearing
the returning Knights Temp.ar from their
The C, B l& Q. is getting ready to lay
its new track into the warehouse of the
Geiser Manufacturing company on Nine
Conductor Tom Fuller, of the C. M.
& St. P., wbo has been doing tho south
for several weeks, is expected back on
his run the first of the week.
Two new tracks are beinsr put in by
the C. R. I. & P. near the semiphore
where the passenger cars will hereafter
be kept instead of near the round house.
Miss Mamie Lee has assumed the duties
lately vacated by Miss Warwick in the
general freight department of the R. I. &
P.. and Miss Clarinda McClay has taken
Miss Lee's place In the auditor's depart
ment. It is thought by many in railroad cir
cles that the G. A. R encampment at
Washington will be the occasion of an
other rate war. The trouble is liable to
start at St. Paul, where there has been a
lively competition to secure the patron
age of the Minnesota posts. The Wis
consin Central has been dubbed the of
ficial roitd, but the other lines will di
vide the patronage by reducing the rate.
The general opinion among switchmen,
is that unless the strike at Buffalo is won
by that organization, it will undoubtedly
result in a general tie up all over the
country which will be the biggest ever
seen. Every switchman in the country
is interested, and the country is interested
and the outcome is being closely
Sidewalk brick at T- H. Ellis.
Keep your ejes open for the K cka
poos. Oa draught at Lothar Harm's, An-haeusar-Busch
St. Louis Beer.
The Kickapoos are coming to Rock
Inland. Keep on the date.
If you want a brick sidewalk laid J
good shape, call or address John Mulhern
care Union House.
Two horses, wagon and harness for
sale cheap. Inquire of Evans & Cool,
123 Eighteenth street.
Mrs. Albeit H. Wood and children
left this morning for a two weeks' visit
to relatives and friends.
Always order brick ice cream for your
party. Three kinds in each brick.
Krell & Math cac supply you.
Rev. F. W. Merrell has returned from
bis vacation trip and will preach tomor
row an the First M. E. church.
We use the finest California peaches in
making our peach ice cream. Try a
dish. Krell & Math always aim to
See the Indian doctor at the Kickapoo
camp. Three weeks commencing Aug.
24, corner of Twenty-eighth street and
Fifth and one-half ayenue.
The concert at the Tower last evening
was, as usual, a great success, and was
greatly enjoyed by all attending. The
illuminations were particularly attractive.
Grand free Indian exhibition and con
cert by the Kickapoo Indian Medicine
compuny for three weeks. Remember
the grand opening night. Wednesday,
Aug. 24, at the corner of Twenty-eighth
street and Fiftb-and-one-half avenue.
When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
When sho was a Child, she cried for Castoria.
When she became jliss, w Castoria.
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria.
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Carpets, Curtains, Stoves,
Baby Carriages and
10 per Cent Reduction
On Gasoline Stoves.
1.25 Chairs Tor 8oc.
2.50 Rockers Tor 1.50.
Aattrasses and Bedding, Woven Wire Springs
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Closed at 6:30 except Saturdays, at 10.
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Telephone 2053. J Telephone 1148. Rock island.
Residence Teleohone 1 1 69
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Roek Island Savings Bank,
BOOK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open dally from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday erenlngs from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Fire per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned on Personal. Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
. P. REYNOLD. Pros. T C. DBNKMASN, Tlce-Prea. J. M. BUFORD, Caahlar.
. DIRECTORS :
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HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimates
fur&ished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. and Seventeenth cju Rock Ieland.
Qity 'Bus and Express Line.
Telephone Rock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus er express
wagon and you will receive prompt attention,
TIMBERLAKE & SPENCER , Props.
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