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THE NEXT MORNING I FEEL BRIGHT AND
NEW AND MY COMPLEXION IS BETTER,
jlv doctor nv! It arts gently on the stomach, liver
nit'k-Mneys. nnl tsa pleasant laxative. This drink
t, made frm hrns, mad to prepared for use as easily
aah-s. It Iscalled
All tlnimrlsts sell It at BOn. and 91.no Tier package,
puv one tvly. Lane'. Family Mrdlrrae aaovea
n(. bon el each say. tn order to be healthy. Uila
s nei.t'i" .
Healthful, Agreeable, Cleansing.
Chapped Hands, Wounds, Burns, Bte
Bemovei and Prevent Dandruff.
AMERICAN FAMILY SOAP,
Best for General Household Uta.
-ALL KTND8 Or-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of famishing aL kinds
of Stoves with Castings a 8 eenta
A MACHINE SHOP
has been added where all kinds of machine
work will be done first-class.
NINTH 8T. AND 7th AVE
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
A Cackling Hen
May be excused from making aa iw
fully bit; racket orer a mighty little egg;
but when the cackles for an hour OTer a
China door knob it is time to throw a
brick at her. There is also some excuse
for a merchant cackling a good deal oyer
A GENUINE BARGAIN,
but when the so-called bargain turns out
to be a dook knob BARGAIN, it is time
somebody threw a brick or a "shoo" at
the noisy thing. There's an awful lot of
cackling about bargains going on, but
we'll bet they'er all door-knob bargains,
so here goes our brick; we'll meet any
price, show better quality for the same
money, and do as well if not better by
you th.n any other firm in Rock Island.
No door knob bargains about this.
DOLLY BROS . Boots and 8hoe3,
307 Twentieth St., Rock Island.
pone, l or i.e.
B let trie turrets!
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-irUFSTHie tELT AN SUSPENSORf
miMKl. Male for ibii pclt:c pur
lurrriilt of h"irieitT tbrourb all WKAS
fffir tr HFl.m a-4 VH.UKUI NTH KM.T.B.
Yrii IsHMi't, r Urftu i.000 in cmth.
ir? a,iia A. . WoritniriPit
ti f'f.---e n'-Bin. fV.ri pftaapbie Free.
QUIOKLY. THOROUGHLY. FOREVER CURED
or a new penecrea
scientific method that
cannot fall an lex the
case Is beyond human
aid. Yon reel Improved
the first day, feel a bene-
nt every day : soon anow
yourself a klzur mmona
men In body, mind and
I heart. Irnlns and losses
ended. Every obstacle
to happy married life re
moved. Nerve force,
when failing or lost are
restored by this treat
ment. All smalland weak
Eirtlons of the body en
rued and strengthened.
Victims of abuses and
excesses, reclaim your
manhood ' Sufferers from
f ol I y .overwork,! 1 1 health,
regain your vigor! Don't
despalr.even If In the last
tapes. Don't bedtsheart
ened If quacks have rob
bed you. Letninbowyou
business honor still exist; here go band tn hand.
JOLTi !i - with explanauons proofs,
mailed aeaMedrr-M. Ow 000 rer.reac.a.
ZEIS MESICAL CO. f BTTTFALO, IT. 7.
stODfftVjB nasi ""
s-s-Bs-sWi---. ugy-Ti os-sit-riw-r ft4w Tfwm
To introduce a scries of valuable
t'liui'Rf !, m ! w...t. t - v
Wi;; be sent to all Hnnllmnta I
Room ts Downs, pibusmck.
Will do it, or yon BET YOUR MONEY BACK.
"Costs you $1 but it's worth 25." Ask your
Shoe Dealer for it, or send $1 to the PEt)AL
ENE CO.. CoUimbus.0.. who will send It Postpaid.
DOWN IN A SALT MINE
WHAT MEN DO THERE OVER A THOU
SAND FEET UNDER GROUND.
Experience of Two Men Who Visited the
Dismal Place Tunnels Lighted by Tal
low Candles Which Are Bought In
Carloads An Underground Village.
As our readers are aware, we have been
working for the past three or four years to
get a pass down into to the Retsof salt
mine at York. It bo happened one day
recently that two personal friends had
business down in the mine, and meeting
us afterward they gave us a very graphic
description of the trip, bo much bo that we
almost imagined we were with them from
the time they left the top until they re
turned again, and for the benefit of our
readers we will give their description of
what they experienced and what they saw.
You may imagine that you would like
to go down that shaft, but let us tell you
that when you once stood on the verge of
that yawning hole waiting for the car to
let you down, it Is two to one that your
courage would fail you, and you would
inform the guide that you would postpone
the trip until some other day. Superin
tendent Ckatiin was the one who went
with us, and of course there was no cause
for alarm, as he knows the workings of
the whole plant from one end to the other.
Well, vre jumped into the car and waited
for the signal to start, and we did not
have to wait long before the gong sounded,
and that was the signal to let her go.
From that time until we reached the bot
tom no man will ever be fully able to de
scribe the experience.
After the first 300 or 300 feet there is a
feeling it would lie hard to explain, sort of
a goneness, as it were, and you don't care
much whether school keeps or not, and the
changes are so different and varied that
one logins to wonder what will come next.
When near the bottom the car on which
you are riding begins to slow up, and then
ooraes the most peculiar experience of all.
You imagine that you are shooting up
ward and that you will soon be among the
stars. You can imagine the sensation
from going down at the rate of about 100
miles a minute to going up at about seven
times that rate. Finally the car lands at
the bottom of the shaft, and you breathe a
sigh of relief as you step out.
Well, the first thing you do is to look for
salt; it's there, all around you, above, be
neath, on all sides, but it don't look much
like salt near the bottom of the shaft, as
lights are burned constantly and the
smoke has blackened the walls. You look
away to the east, through a long, dark
tnnnel, and you discern in the far distance
some flickering lights, and you are in
formed that they are lights used by the
workmen who are engaged in mining the
salt. Your guide steps up to a man near
where you land and says, "Three lights,
please," and three tallow candles are hand
ed out. It may seem a little strange that
tallow candles are used in this age of kero
sene, gas and electricity, but such is the
case, and they are the only lights used in
the mine, and each man carries one, and
they are hung up from the ceiling where
the mining of salt is going on, and they
are the handiest lights that can be used.
They don't purchase these lights by the
doren or hundred, but by the carload.
The candles were lighted, and with
them in hand we followed the guide and
proceeded to make a tour of the mine, we
might add a partial tour, for it would take
a person something like a week to walk all
over the mined territory. We followed
the guide along through dark and winding
pathways until we reached a point where
the workmen were busily engaged mining
the salt. They were not at work with
picks picking it out, as might be supposed,
but were breaking up the large lumps and
shoveling it into the cars, the salt having
been blasted out ahead of them. While
some were engaged in shoveling the salt,
others were drilling holes into the solid
mass, making ready for a blast, machines
run by compressed air being used for this
As before stated, the main tunnel runs
directly east and is nearly a half mile in
length. Near the shaft two other tunnels
branch off from the main tunnel, one on
eitherside, and run parallel with it. These
we believe are termed airshafts. From
these shafts rooms branch off both north
and south, and in these rooms is where the
salt is mined. These rooms are nothing
more nor less than short tunnels, and in
time will probably be lengthened out as
far as the main tunnel or even farther, as
thoy can go miles in any direction and
still be in the salt. The rooms are perhaps
twenty or thirty feet wide, and from seven
to eight feet in height. A section of salt
some thirty feet in thickness is left be
tween each room as a support to the solid
mass above. A thickness of five or six
feet Ls left above as a roof, and a substan
tial roof it makes, as the salt in its natural
state is almost ns hard as rock. There are
no other supports than the columns of salt
that are left.
Of these rooms mentioned there are fifty
or sixty at the present time, and the work
men are distributed about, workJug in
several rooms at a time. There is no neces
sity of a foreman in each room, as the num
ber of carloads of salt delivered at the
shaft tells the tale as to whether the men
are shirking their duty or not. A railway
runs through the main tunnel and branches
expend in all directions. The cars are
hauled from the several rooms by large,
powerful mules, and there are some thirty
of these in the mine.
There is a blacksmith's shop in the mine
where the tools are repaired and the mules
are shod, and there is also a large stable
where the mules are sheltered during the
night. Of course they would be well shel
tered in the mine, anyway, but if allowed
to roam about they could find nothing to
eat but salt and the railroad track, and the
average mule cannot exist on a diet of this
kind. This stable is far ahead of the or
dinary stables about the country, aud
there is every convenience and luxury for
his muleship. The stables are some forty
or fifty feet in length and twenty or thirty
feet wide, with wood floor and wooden
stalls and mangers. This is the only cccs
bnstible Bubstance there U about the mine,
and there are no exposed lights anywhere
about it. Directly in the rear of the stables
is what is known as the barnyard. This is
a large room cut iu the solid salt, and here
the mules are turned out for recuperation.
One may imagine that a salt mine is a
bad place to work, but aside from the fact
that it is a little dismal, there are no bad
features about it. Unlike a cool mine, it
is clean, and there is almost an even tem
perature the year around, ranging from 5S
to 60 degs. winter and summer. The ven
tilation is perfect, and the system for sup
plying fresh air is not excelled by any
mine in the-world. In some of the passage
ways the air rushed through with such
velocity as to extinguish the light. Gene
seo Oe ui oct AC
It Should bo in Ivory Hons..
J. B. Wilson, 871 Clay street. Sharps
burg. Pa., says he will not be without
Dr. King's New Discovery for consump
tion, coughs and colds, that it cared his
wife who was threatened with pneumonia
after an attack of "la grippe," when va
rious other remedies and several physi
cians had done her no good. Robert
Barber, of Cooksport, Pa,, claims Dr.
King's New Discovery has done him more
eood than anything he ever used for
lung trouble. Nothing like it. Try it.
Free trial bottles at Hartz & Bah n sen's
drug store. Large bottles, 50c and fl.
This remedy is becoming so well known
and so popular as to need no special men
tion. All who haye used Electric Bitters
sing the same song of praise. A purer
menicine does not exist and it is guarant
eed to do all that . is claimed. Electric
Bitters will cure all diseases of the liver
and kidneys will remove pimples, boils,
salt rheum and other affections caused by
impure blood. Will drive malaria from
the system and prevent as well as cure all
malarial fevers. For cure of headache,
constipation and indigestion try Electric
Bitters Entire satisfaction guaranteed,
or money refunded Price 50 cents and
$1.00 per bottle at Hartz & Bahnsen's
bccklkn'b arnica BALVa.
The best salve in the world for cats,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 85 cents per
ticx. For Bale bv Hartz & Bahnsen.
The Best in the "World.
Senator Henry C. Nelson, of New York,
"On the 27th of February. 1883. I was
taken with a violent pain in the region of
the kidneys. I suffered such agony that
I could hardly stand up. Aa soon as
possible I applied two Allcock's Porous
Piasters one over each kidney, aud laid
down. In an hour, to my surprise and
delight, the pain had vanished and I was
weil. I wore the plasters for a day or
two A9 a precaution, and then removed
them. I have been using Allcock's Por
ous Flusters in my family for the last ten
years, and have always found them the
quickest and best remedy for colds,
strains and rheumatic affections. From
my experience I believe they are the best
plasters in the world."
Things Worth Remembering,
When you feel a kind of goneness about
the stomach it is a sign that your food
does not sit well, and that you are about
to have a fit of indigestion.
When you beein to feel nervous and
are unable to sit still comforably; when
your clothes suddenly seem to lose their
tit and become too tight in places, the fit
of indigestion is surely upon you.
When this fit of indigestion is repeated
from day to day it finally resolves itself
Ri member that three to 10 of Bran
dreth's Pills will cure the worst case of
indigestion or dyspepsia, or both, and
th-t a regular course of them, eiy two
every night for a week or 10 days, will
act as a preventive of either complaint.
When Baby was sick, we gave her Castorta.
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria.
When she became Hiss, she clung to Castoria.
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria,
Children Cry for
For beauty, for comfort, for mtrove
ment of the complexion, use only Poz
zoui's Powder: tuirt n n Ktiio-T 1 1 i il t
Children Cry for
Lane's Family Medicine moves
the bowels each day. Most people need
to use it.
Children Cry for
Coughing leads to consumption.
Kemp's Balsam will stop the cough at
Jfr. iT. G.
Of Scottdale, Pa., a veteran of the 11th Fenn.
Vols., says, as a result of war sen-ice he
Suffered Every Minute
From liver and kidney troubles, catarrh in the
head, rheumatism and distress in his stomach.
EverytlitUK he Rte seemed like lead. Sleep
was restless, ;,.:i in tiie morning he seemed
more tired than when he went to bed. He says:
and Hood's Pills did me more good than every
thing else put together. All mv disagreeable
symptoms have gone." Be sure to get Hood's.
HOOD'S PlLLS are the best after-dinner
Fills. They assist digestion and cure headache.
235 Wis. Streei
ALL NERVOUS AND
in Xoung and Middle-aged Men. Kldnev
Troubles, etc., without Hurtful Drugs. No
C. O. D., no Circulars or Samples. Call
or write as above for Symptom Blank,
and the advice of a physician of estab
lished reputation of 25 years, FREE.
A Delicious and Healthful Confection 1
THE PUREST AND BEST CUM
vow OFPtenao to thi publics
ITS MC0ICWAI FR0PERTIES ARE INVALUABLE!
SOKE THEOAT, CCK7GSS AITS COLDS,
AD HIGHLY BENCFICIAl TO DYSPEPTICS.
It whitens the teeth and sweetens the breath, im
parts a pleasant taste to the mouth, and an agree
able feeling to the stomach.
Bora's Choc-To Gum is the best, try it once, and
yon will use no other afterwards, if any dealer
yon ask for it. has not got it, take no other, but go
somewhere else. You will find all progressive
dealers have it, that is the class of dealers to pat
ronize always for anything you want.
CHEW BORC'S CHOC-TO CUM,
69 A 61 S. CAHAL ST., - CHICAGO, ILL
HARTZ & BAHNSEN,
Wholesale Agents for Bock Island-
TO THE AFFLtQTED !
Why pay biff foes to quacks when the beat
medical treatment can be had for reason
able pricesof The 1'ero Chemical Co.. pre
parea irom tne prescriptions or lr. will-
lams.a pnysician or woria-wioe repute;
ISilkiC litU sunertwr rrom emlna:
UUnO H!Cn and Nervous Debility
Ijose of Memory. Despondency, etc-
tram early Indiscrettonsor other causes; also
Minni C I CCD. Um wno experience a weakness
NliUJLCADr.il mCn tnadvanceorthelryeanvKid
ney and Bladder troubles, etc., will And our Method
of Treatment a Safe, Certain and Speedy CT'KU.
CCUIMII D1CTII I CO Fxperlence proves that In
CmlltAL I AollLLCO, lml medicines , wil.
rno has fri. - special attention to these
iaeanes for many years, prescribes Semi
al Pastilles which act directly upon the
d lueased organs, and restore vifzur bettei
than Stomach Medicines, as tbey are not
chanced bytheicastrlc Juice and require no
ohane-e of dtetor interruption In business.
HnUC TDCITUCHT Packages, lasting
nUnC IntAlmCni froml6tiiudays
continaT f rom SA.OO to $15.08. used vith nt.
w failing- success for over thirtyyear
Williams' private practice. Give tbem a triai.
CDCpiClft Un Q fortbeKldnevaandBladdercnix
Ol LOU lb nU.OI recent cases in one to four day
tfTCDIIIC CHTBPDUIP f u"-e Core for all forma c
1 CnlRC CU I nurniU Female Weakness, etc.
Call or write forCatatnpue end Information befc
torruitinff others. Address
THE PCIU CHEMICAL. CO.,
THE MOLINE WAGON,
The Mine Wagon Co.
Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WAGOUS
application. 8ee the MOUSS WAGON before purchasing.
ISTry our brand of SMOKED MEATS.
H. Treman & Sons,
All telephone orders promptly filled. Telephone Ne. 1163. 1700 Third
Washes Everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a cirens
tent; Lace enrtains especially.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
Telephone No. 1214
WE ARE ALWAYS IN IT WITff
THE FINEST OF
Bread, Cakes, Buns and Pies
In the city.
Delivery wagons always on the road. Parties desirous of
having them stop at their residences, will Ttloaao nntifo
s same at our premises.
MTJNROE, DeRXJE & ANDERSON.
W. B GRIFFIN . J. KEATING.
GRIFFIN & KEATING,
No. 1712 First Ave.,
Rook Island, III,
Practical : : :
Gas Fitting and Gsneral Jobbing.
3 TO 6 DAYS.
f AN ABSOLUTE CURE PORV . '
WILL NOT CAUSE
OIKILIUKt. ASK FORI
Bio Q no pain, no stajn.1
run. instructions with each I
BOTTLC at au. drimsists.
Central Chemical Co,
t,uicoiro ana i eons.
T. H. THOMAS, Sole Agent.
Oar rrmcnOH BTRTnQa fto. with .very tmttf-
! CLEAN. PM im. BTAIIC. PREVENTS BTK1CTLK
Cra. GOtVORRHOtA Hd GLCVT la Osa to WaCM Aoj
AtjUICK CCRS tar LCUCOR.RHOCA or SIHITKS.
. BaMbvall DBOOOI8TS. SnlHu;lddMlbrll.W
fcUUilUa JIASuTACTUSiBa CO. i 'WT'H. UB1
Import r . trilhant transDareiwv ro -he kla Ra.
moves c pitnplo;. ;i eckle. and uucoiorationa For
sale by ail n rstlas drug xr-s, or mailed tor 60 eta.
1 aa assay asssl aaa tn stamps tn)
3 IIS M w FT AA.WZS4JBA
0 K OTA G ON
vnTTvV IS" itUf.UltrttNBfttHa
- JUEf 11 S0R' S SEMINAL, HERVOUS
sSJSsL K ",1 IR!fRT TROUBLES l VOUSO,
nilV'nI-atVIV ULV (TIB, OS
TA!flTt OR O.SAPr'OmTrfkMTutiK.
li-elv relieve tb rFl canes in 24 bvrr
o3 per mane tly care in 100 . I64skj
THE PERU DRUG CO.
tott.fortb l7 8 ISP &TMit AMIES. fit
First-class Hotel and Restaurant, Market Square,
back of Thomas' drugstore,
LUNCH COUNTER IN CONNECTION,
l5T"Good Rooms by day or night.
UNDERHILL & GLASS, Proprietors.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
AU lunds of brass, bronre and aluminum bronze casting, all shades and temper. Make
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
Shcp akd Orncs-At 1811 First avenue, near Ferry landing. . - KOCK ISI AND.
J. MAGER, Proprietor;
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Ofio. smd Shoo 721 TwrolfU, Street. ROCK ISLAJTTJ.
Manufacturer of ai kinds of
BOOTS AND 8HOES-
Genfs Fine Shoes a specialty. Rrpairinp done neaUy and prompt' y.
A shsre of your patronage ref pectfully solicited.
1818 Second ATenns. Rock laWd. III.
GEORGE 8CHAFER, Proprietor.
1801 Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth Sfeet, . Opposite Harper's Theat-e
The choicest Wine, Liquors, Beer and Cigars always on Hand
J BIDdstrhn T.i.k.i 1.1 . .
- un snort notice.
You can save money by trading at the Old Reliable
5 AND lO CENT STORE,
Crockery, Cutlery, Tinware, Glassware and Wooden-
MRS. C. MITSCH'S, 1314 Third Ave.
THE POS!" VE CURE.
Xt7iV"ftt) . u '. uu n i-nsoovenee 01 jseaicai science aa applied . T
ti.i 'ifj" xrrv J,"rTleL lJf. should write for our WMarrfal little Wok.. emUe.'
fSKA''?'iM A TKKATISS r-UK MKN ON1.T." To any earnest man we will mall on
ffis'jT-'' M v i ' J 001" Talrel Tree, in plain sealed cover. "A ref ope t mm the qnacka.
Kvery MAN who would know the GRAND TRrTH8. the Plain Facta, (ai