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Ballon ascension tomorrow afternoon
Special sale tumbler. Loosley, fifth
Rost May at the Tower tomorrow
Bleuer's band plays in Spencer Square
Balloon ascension from VandrufTs isl
r and tomorrow. -
Band concert and illumination at the
Arsentl Council 171, National union has
on important meeting tonight.
OttoDunker. of Carrollion. Mo., is in
the city on a risit to old friends.
Sheriff Oordon and family and Henry
Carse and wife have returned from Colo
rado." ' '
The democratic county convention as
cables at the court house at 11 o'clock
Miss Rosa May makes a balloon ascen
sion and parachute leap at VandrufTs
leap at VandrufTs island tomorrow.
Tomorrow being the festival of St.
Bartholomew, there will be litany and
celebration at Trinity church at 10 a. m.
Mrs.T.S. Roberts and Misses Lucy and
Annie Runberger will leave today for
Fort Madison on the steamer Sidney to
visit friends and relatives.
The insurance on Mr. Ruge's Milan
property destroyed yesterday morning
was held in the agency of Albert Hues-
ing, acd included the Buffalo German
nd Phoenix companies.
Oa next Thursday evening Prof. Otto's
band will give a benefit concert at Hin
cUer's garden and an extraordinary fine
' programme of classic music.including the
overture William Tell by an increased
As those present were heartily in favor
of forming a Sixth Ward democratic club
Messrs. G. O. Hucksteadt. Peter Frey
and Frank Meenan were appointed a
committee to assist in soliciting members
for the proposed organization -
Will GaDsert and sister, Mrs. Mc
Kevin, have returned from their six
weeks' visit to the east, which included
New York, Ashbury Park. Long Island,
etc. Mrs. Webber and son, of New
York, accompanied them on their return.
Frank Brough and wife. Misses Tiilie
fierkert, Amanda and Mamie Wendt of
Davenport, and Messrs, Otto Herkert
and Max Ku'i have established a camp
near Andalusia where they will spend a
week or so enjoying a summer outing.
W. M. L;yda, the well-known fireman
on the east end of the C R. I. & P., is
expected home in a abort time with a
bride from the Keystone state. The cou
ple will be accompanied by Miss Kate
Leyda wh will visit here with friends
The funeral of the late Louis May
was held from his former residence on
Eighteenth street at 10 o'clock this morn
ing and was very largely attended. There
was a profusion of beautiful floral offer
ings from friends of the deceased. The
services were conducted by Rev. Isadore
Rosenthal, of Cincinnati, and the follow
ing were pall bearers Eli Mosenfelder,
Morris Arnold, Edward Kohn, Louis
Kohn. Joseph Froehich and Isaac Roth
schild. The interment was made in the
Jewish burying grounds near Chip
pi anock cemetery.
A dangerous counterfeit silver quar
ter of the "vintage" of 1892 has made its
appearance. The coin is in imitation of
one made at the New Orleans mint this
year, and the only difference is that the
eagle, etc,-, on the reverse side is a little
too clearly outlined. The weight of the
two coins the genuine and the spurious
are the same. The only flaw is in the
ring of the coin when it is dropped. "It
is the most dangerous counterfeit I have
come across in all my experience. says a
business man . "Its face is absolutely
perfect, and the reverse is nearly so. The
weight is just right and so is the size. In
fact, the only ti tw is the ring, and the
milling is slightly defective."
Had Correct Premonition.
Lebaxos, O., Aug. 23. A curious case
is being discussed here. Saturday noon
while at dinner Dan Great house, a popu
lar horseman, was suddenly seized with
something like vertigo. It lasted bat a
moment. On recovering he exclaimed
"Uncle Wils is dead an sure as you live.1
He would listen to nothing, but started to
look for his uncle. He found the old man
dead in an old hou-e be owned.
"Tired all the Tims."
Is complaint of many poor mortals, who
know not where to find relief. Hood's
Sarsaparilla possesses just those elements
of trensrth which you so earnestly crave.
It wilt build you up. give you an appetite
strengthen your stomach and nervei. Try
Hood's Pills act especially upon the
liver, rousing it from torpidity to its
natural duties, cure constipation and
Notice of Dissolution
Notice is hereby given that the firm
heretofore existing under the name of
Griffin & Keating, is dissolved by mu
tual consent, W. B. Griffin continuing in
the business, assuming all liabilities, and
all outstanding accounts are payable to
him. W. B. Griffin,
Most KxtraorUluary Halna.
CITY OF MkXICO, Aug. 23. The writer
of a letter from San Sabe, state of Sonora,
to the newspaper El Partido Liberal, says
that; in the recent hurricane there fell in
iLat region a shower of fishes three inches
long, and a number of pelicans, but no
rain, while at Mazatlan the ground was
covered with dead winged ants.
Shot at Him ThrongU the Win. low.
Chic Alio, Aug. 23. An attempt to assas
sinate George Fox, a pawnbroker, was
made here Sunday night. He went into
the kitchen to get it drink of water when
some unknown miscreant tired through
the window, wounding Fox in the arm,
but not serioulr,
Charch 230 Year Old.
Gloucester, Mass., Aus. S3. At the
First Parish Unitarian church Sunday
rervices were held commemorative of the
250th fear's existence of tnat church. This
is the oldest church on Cape Ann, and it
was a target for the British in ihe war of
1S12, being fired into ly the liriiish friu-.-ne
Falcon. A ball that lodged ia the. build-
iug at that time was taken out in IIS -'4.
wb"D the church wasrebuiiu Thin ball is
now attspendad from the ceiling in the
'o Ground for m K. of 1 Complaint.
Washington, Aug. 23. In reply to the I
complaint made to the depart iient of
justice by the Knights of Iabor that the i
imprisoned miner at Wallace, Ida., were
not being properly treated, the attorney
general has received a telegram from Kx-
aniitier Crostwaite baying he finds abso
lutely no grounds for the charges.
A Pleasant Operation.
I went into a Nineteenth century torture
chamber at Albany the other day. There
was a harbor s pole outside the door. I
went there to get shaved. The executioner
had a small lmy to daub the l;:ther on, ami
after I had leen daubed he approached me,
saw in hand.
Just then I felt mvself seized from be
hind bv a pair of powerful arms. I looked
around and saw an enormous colored man,
an attache evidently of the torture cham
ler. He held me in the chair while the
barler hacked up my face, leaving me
after ten minutes a bleeding and almost
unconscious mass of quivering flesh. I de
manded to know why I had lxen held in
"I'm sick of having my customers scoot
out of that chair half done," said the bar
ber, "and so I have hired that man to see
that they don't. There's some kind of a
hoodoo about this store that makes a man
want to run as soon as I begin on him."
New York Herald.
It was decided that Mr. Wright must
administer a stern lecture to his four-year-old
daughter Florence, The little girl had
been naughty, but she did not seem to ap
preciate the fact and Mr. Wright reluc
tantly undertook, a "scolding."
He hated to make the tender little heart
ache and to see the dear child cry, but he
forced himself to speak judiciously and se
verely. He recounted her misdeeds and
explained the whys anil wherefores of his
stern rebuke. Mrs. Wright sat by, look
ing duly impressed.
Final! v Mr. right paused for breath
and also to hear the small culprit acknowl
edge her error. The scolding was never
continued. Florence turned a face beam
ing with admiration to her mother and
"Isn't papa interesting? louth s Com
A True Story.
One evening an old couple came over to
spend a part, of the evening with us, and as
we were seated around the lire the old lady
told us of a celebrated murder that had
happened in the town where she had lived
for years, and as she had leen personally
acquainted with the parties concerned waa
able to relate to us even the most minute
After she had finished and we had spoken
of the many strange points of the cane, the
old man straightened himself out and
Well. I will now tell you a true story."
The feelines of the lady can better be
imagined than described. Detroit Free
She Would Learn to Cook Radishes.
Visitor Kmma, how Is it you are so
anxiously al)orbed in that book?
Young Wife The silly cook has been
out such a length of time, and my husband
said he would like some radishes with his
I inner, and now I have been looking all
through the cookery book, and have not
found the slightest hint bow they are to
be cooked. Boston Globe.
Wasted Bis Dinner. "
Miss Pinkerly That Mr. Clnbberly la a
very funny man. He had the effrontery
to call on me Just lief ore dinner yesterday,
and of course I had to ask the man to stay.
Tutter Don't blame him. Miss Pink
erly. He had Just got back from the race
track. Clothier and Furnisher.
Little Girl (in the park) Those batter-
flies is awful mean.
Mamma Why so
Little Girl Quick as I go to chase 'em
they flies off the walk onto the grass,
'cause they knows I musn't go there.
A Method of Itellef.
The Dilettante You ought to see Mrs.
Thomson's magnificent home! It's just
full of Corots and Millets.
The Parvenu Terrible 1 Why doesn't
she try insect powder? Chicago News-Record.
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ijsed in Millions cf Homes 40 Years the Standard.
Why China Baa No Telegraph Poles.
There are no- telegraph poles in China.
Not because there are no telegraph lines,
nor yet because there is not wood suitable
for use as poles. Strangely enough, the
reason is purely religious. The Chinese
worship their dead fathers and grand
fathers and regard the resting places of
their remains as ao sacred that they deem
it a sacrilege to allow n shadow to le cast
upon their graves. When the linemen of
the first Chinese telegraph companies le
gan operations they were greatly embar
rassed in their operations by crowds of in
habitants who followed them about and,
with the most frigid blasphemies, rut
down the poles as fast as they were erected.
For some time no explanation could Ik
obtained, but at last the working parties
discovered that in the more thickly settled
districts of the Celestial empire graves
were everywhere to be found, and scarcely
a pole could be erected anywhere but that
at some time of the day it cast its sh;wlov
on a grave. The difficulty was insupera
ble, and the Chinese government, anxious
as it was to render assistance, stood pow
erless. So all the wires went underground,
and it is said the system proved perfectly
efficient. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
A Letter ame.
The following game from The American
School will be a good vacation amusement
for the young folks when obliged by stress
of weather to remain indoors: (iet half a
dozen wide awake people around the table.
and then put a letter 1 mix in the hands of
some steady head who can be trusted as
umpire. He will throw a letter in the cen
ter of the table, and the first one in the
circle who can tell a geographical name
beginning with the letter in sight takes
the letter, and the one at the conclusion
who can count the greatest numlier is the
winner of the game. Any name of any
place under the sun which is of sufficient
dignity to possess a postofiice is legitimate
to use, or that of any lake, river, mountain
How to Read
your doctor's prescriptions. Send three
2-cent -stamos, to py postage, and re
ceive Dr. Kaufman's grent trtatise on
diseases; illustrated in colors; it gives
their sins and abbreviations Address
A. P. Ordway & Co.. Boston. Mass.
Mr. J. C. Jones, of Fulton, Ark., says cl
jCjHjTgnj "About ten years ago I con
P TVisaisinf tracted a severe case of bloc:
poison. Leading physicians prcscri bee
medicine after medicine, winch I took
without any relief. I also tried mercu
rial and potash remedies, with u::s'.:c-
cessful results, but which brought on u
attack of mercuri-1 r. eumatij-m that
mado my life one cf agony. After sif
ering four years I gave tip all rt medics
acd commenced using S- S. S. After
taking several bottles. I was cntirtdj
mred and able to resume work.
lirfjiffl is the greatest mcdicino fcr
tTifi blood poisoning to-day on
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1615 aul 1617 Second Avenua.
New styles of
Don't get frightened,
Not a day too soon to think
About buying blankets.
We propose to have an
Early Blanket Sale
All kinds of Blankets,
Cheapest to best,
Sanitary, Plaid, etc.
To make an eyent worth talk
ing about we will sell loo
pairs of Blankets in
Soft 8anitary Grey for
$2.50 a Pair.
You have paid $3.50 f
For no better
Specially Low prices .
On other grades.
Buy this week
And save money.
Our new Fall Dress Goods
ROCK ISLAND, ILL,
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,
GREAT B A.RGAINS
Treatise on Blood ami Skin Dijwases maf!d
free. Swur Srttmo Co., Atlanta, Gi.
OTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Seale-l propoiwls will be rece ved at the office of
J. F. Barrett, city nerit 01 me c ly 01 ;reriinir,
llVnois. np to S o'clock p. m. of Monday, Sept. 5.
189S. for fnrnifhine materials and rtoinp the work
of pavtne Third street in said city of S'erling
from Third avenue to B avonne. The work will
comprise approximately the following:
1J.W2 qaare yards brick pavin (more or lew).
4 400 lineal fi-et of corbinp(niore or less).
750 rnbic yards stone retaining walls (more cr
Scwcr. pi ard wa'er cmnections to all lots
where snch comections have not already been
The whole of the work to be completed on or
Specifications and blaDk forms for bids can be
obtained upon app'tcation to J, K, Btrrett, city
e'erk. and plans may be seen at the office of W,
. Palmer, superintendent of strrets.
Each bid must be accompanied bv a certified
check for the sum of five iiundred dollars, paya.
ble to the order of Hon. A. U. Hershey, mayor
which check will be forfeited to the city of Ster
liiie In the event lhat any bidder, or bidders shall
fail ti execute properly a contract, with (rood snd
sufficient sureties, if awarded the contract; oth
erwise to be returned to the bidder.
Payment foi the work will be made partly in
script, biarme six per cent interen after ext. 1,
he bids will be opened and read publicly st
the meetinp of the city council at 8 o'clock p. m.
Fept. 6. ISliS and the council reserves the right to
reject any or all bids for any reason it may deem
By order of the city council of the city of Ster-
lins, Illlno s.
.Taxes F. Piatt.
Chairman Street and A ley Committee, Ster
ling 111., Aujr. 19, IBM.
D. ROY BOEBY'S.
1726 Second Ave.
-Base Ball Headquarters.-
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
Alwavs on hand the finest brands of domestic
and imported clears. All brands of tobneco.
The score of all ine ball games will be received
L. GLOCKHOFF, Prop.,
i"8 Second Ave
1525 and 1527
124, 128 and 128
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the ' highest nreminn,
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice present an elegant Carving
Set like those I have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keerjs honse wants on WrnnoTit. Trrm
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal and everv one
gnaranteed. These are all good things to buy at Christmas or
any other time. Come in and see how much t have to show you
that is useful and novel in housekeeping goods.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
Tie Biggest Cut Of All,
As we near the goal of Summer we are more forcibly impressed
with the necessity of reducing our stock previous to receiving our
enormous FALL STOCK which is now under process ot manufac
ture. We are determined to clear the greatest portion of our stock
at next to nothing prices.
Fatten your Purse by assisting us to reduce stock and secure space
Too many Hats.
Too many Suits
Too many Pantaloons
Too many Negrllgree Shirts
Too much, Underwear
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Best Equipped Clothing and Shoe House in Rock Island county.