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Our store will be closed all day THURSDAY and FRIDAY, Oct. 6 and 7, to enable us to move
our stock to our new store SATURDAY MORNING at 9 o'clock we will open for business
in our new building, corner Main and Second streets. Respectfully,
J. H. C. Petersen's Sons,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office In Mitchell
Lynde'c new block.
JACKSON & HUEST,
ATTOBKBT8 AT LAW. Offlce !n Bock Iilud
Harioaal Bank Building. Rnck I.iand.m.
I.D. IWIKIT. O. U. Wi till.
ATTORNSY3 AND COCNSKLLORS AT LAW
09c la Bengston'e block. Roc Island. Td.
McEMRT & McEMRY,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW uoan money en wl
peeority,tnakecol!ect!oi:, Reference. Mitch
ell Lynda, banker. Offlce in Posto&ce b'ock.
S. W. ODELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Formerly of Port Byron,
and dorlne the past two years with the firm of
Brownine Eutriken at Moline, has now op-ned
an office in the Auditorium building, room a. at
C. J. Sk.RLB. S. W. SIABL1.
SEARLE & SEARLE,
ATTOKNET!4 and Councilors a' Law and So
licitors In Chancery ; office Buford'e block,
. R Holiowbnsh, M. D,
DRS.BARTH & HOLLOWBUSH,
PHY.-aCIAlfS AND SUROKONS.
OHee 23rd st. Telephone 1063
Residence 7ietstst. ' lis
omck hocm :
Dr Barb I Or, Hollowbush--
to 10 a.m. 10 to 18 a m.
1 to t and 7 to 8 p. m, I a to5Ld . toS p. m.
DR. CHAS. M. ROBINSON,
Eye, .Ear, Nose and Throat
Office SlcCnlloogh Building , 14 W. 3d St.
DAVENPORT. I A.
Hoars: to 11 am ; 1 to 4 pm.
Drs. Myers & Holderead,
Physicians and Surgeons,
Specialties Sargery and Diseases ol Women.
Corner Second avenue and Fifteenth street
Telephone. If43. Offlce hours evenings
7 to 9.
Dr. My.-ra, from 10 to li am and 8 to 5 pm ; Sun
day 1 to 1 ; residence 2nd ave : telephone 13f.
Dr. Holderead, from 8 to 10 am and 1 to 8 pm ;
Sunday. 8:30 to 10:8 ; residence at offlce; tele
A. B. HUESING,
Represent, amon? other Ume-tried and wol
known Plre Insurance Companie. ha following.
Royal Insurance Company, of Eneian.
Weschester Pire Ins. Company of N. Y.
BnCalo German Ins. Co., Buffalo, N. X.
Rochester Oerman Ins. Co., Rochester, N. s -CiUiftis
Ins. Co- of Pittsburgh, Fa.
Bnn Fire Office. London.
Union Ins. Co., of Callfor:.'..
Security Ins. Co.. Sew Hiven, Conn
Milwaukee Mochanics Ins. Oo., Milwaukee, Wis
German Fire Ins. Co., of Peoria, 111,
Offlce Cor. 18th St., and Second Ave.
V.OCK ISLAND. TLX,.
HAYES & CLEAVELAND
Rep reeenticg ovsr 40 Million Dollurs
of Cash a9cts.
Fire, Life, Tornado.
Bonds of Suretyship.
OFFICE Room 21, Mitchell LynJe's block.
Hock Island, Ills.
2T8ecure our rates: they will Intcrcs you.
J. M. BUFORD,
General . . .
The old Fire and Time-tried Companies
Losses Promptly Paid.
Rates as low as any reliable company ran afford.
Your Patronage Is solicited.
Impart"'. t'villiiMit transparency fafheskia. Re
pea r 11 riniDlt. necklefl and discoloration. Fa.
sale by ail lirt-cluatlru(ixn, or mailed for ISO eta.
b rt m Kk am pA in stamps d
Klttic Fox of Fatrhaven, Yt.
"Wlten my daurjiiter Kitty vas about three
y-n oM, Eczema or Salt Kljcnm appeareU on
L-;r face. 1 1 itcllcd so badly she rould
Scratch till it Bled
"VTe I vrea or ci'jht doctor?, v. ithout the
1 -rt"t f!in!o-7 of benefit. A1icn Kitty had
t-r;c!i I.:ilf a bottle of
S!:e v.:.s bettor, rnd wiieu she hail taken l'i
bottles slio was perfe'.-tly raireU and has shown
No Sign of Sa't Rhoum
For almost four years. Her skin ti now as fair
a:i.f clear ai any child's In town." Wa. Fox,
Vi;:inrr.5 Slate Tlantel Work 4, Fair Haven, VU
HOCCS PlLLS are the best afterllnner nils.
bfeiUt iii:csiioii. cure healache and biliousness.
STATE SAVINGS BANK.
oaice Corner Fifteenth street and Third Are,
Succeeds the Moline Savintrs Bank. Organised X9W
5 PER CENT. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSIT!
Organised under State Ltws.
Open from 9 a. m. to S p. m., and Wednesday and
SatnrJay nights from 7 to 8.
Pobtxr SgramrB, President
II. A. AiwnTB, - - Vice-President
C. F. UiHswiT, ... Cashier
Porter Skinner. W. W. Wells,
C. A. Rose, H. A. Alr.sworth,
O. H. E.lwards, W. H. Adtms.
Andrew Fnbcra, '. F. 11 emeu way,
ASSAYING FIXE GOLD.
HOW IMPURITIES ARE DETECTED
IN A SOLIO GOLD BRICK.
REAL ESTATE LOANS
made for private parties in the earilen
lot of the west by the
Orchard State Bank
of OKCHARD, NEBRASKA .
E. W. Dart, President.
" J. S. Dart Cai-hiur.
Mi'cbell A I.ynde, Bunkers.
J. P. Kob!n-on, Castier Kock Island National
C. C Carter, M. D.
U nry Dart'n Sons. Wholesale Clroccrs.
a m m. m m mm wm m m mm.
For Horses, Cattle, Sheep, logs, Hogs,
SOOFaare Book on Treatment of Animals)
and Chart Kent Free.
(msEHj Fevcr,f'nntreions, Inflammation
A.A. Spinal i!rininffiti, Milk Fever.
It. K.lrainn, Ltmrnini, K faennstialO,
'.'. listemper, Nnnal Itisrhargeai
I.l Itotn or tirubo, H Hm.
F.. K. 4 a if b . Ilearrs, Pneansila,
r'.F. nlir or firiprn, Itellyarbe.
II.II. I rinary nnd Kidney ItiMeanen.
I.I.K.rapiie IlUrinem Manse.
J.K. liease of IMite.tion, faralynta.
Single Brittle (over SO doses), - - .6C
Stable fane, with Speelflrs, Manual,
Veterinary Cure Oil and Medlcator, V7itn
Jar Veterinary Care Oil, - - l.OO
fMd by BrmhUt r Ml prqMld aaywaet a la mmj
qmnmlHj mm rwl4 of jrtrm.
Ul"aPIIBKT8' HKD.CO., 1 1 1 1 1 1 WIHU-SC, Krw T.rk.
In una 3U vr.tr. Th onlv traccMfffiil remedy for
Nervous Debility, Vital Weakness,
and Prostration, from over-work or other cansea.
SI per vial, or 6 vial and lre vial powder, for fta.
Hold hy lTUKfcita, or Bent ptwtiid on recotpl of prlc.
BcariiaKTS'aKD. co.,111 am nuiuast., Kwira,
32 n. GAWDEK'O
llB AT.. t?7L5""S PIHI BfcTHtSS oriXI kMB
1K 0'. kWKH tn UHLH br tlii i
miPROVIO ;4JKs-r.Er.TiC BEIT AKD SUSPEK50R1
nrKreB lS!5jr SIAEI, for th), tprelftr por.
)M, jMMnitH. KMirtfM. nrfng f HMit. Snih.
iitjr, eoeflanrnt I'nrrnU of K'rtrielt, ttro-rh all WKAli
HARTH. rc-tnrlol Ihf ID lo li IM.1 !( id VlbOKOI h STHF.JK.riL
Elrrlrlr lurrn.1 VU ItMtsi;,. nr wa r.rr:I Si.OO Id CMS.
Kl.T mm J ;immmmmnr o. (.;tft. im. mm op. Woritt earr
"urallv ,'ur-4t in Curt cofcib. B.W pftnpiil Frve,
3SD5 Si -CTEJCr'. iioi-toUcii. V J. sit
a cw i k at o wo iti m i
a a as l v v i b o ft ni tit. oi tiiiumti
VlTAUT known. A at rvllQMOnyjfI-
Vollowina; Ing;ot Gold Thron gh Several
ftiag;es Eitractinfr Silver from the
lrecioos Metal Interesting; Steps In a
Abont 9 o'clock In the morning two men
entered the Mitchell building, and getting
Into the elevator mounted to the sixth
floor and went straight to the rooms of the
United States assay office. One of them
carried in his hand a bundle the size of a
thin brick, wrapped in paper. He laid it
down on the counter in the office and slow
ly unwrapped the bundle. It was a gold
brick. The clerk took the bullion, and
stepping across the floor placed it in one of
the pans of a large pair of scales. Then he
closed the office windows and placed some
weights in the other. When it balanced
nicely he went to his desk, took out a
blank form and wrote to the effect that
400 ounces of gold bullion had been re
ceived from the St. Louis Smelting and
Refining works at the United States as
say office, to be assayed. This was signed
by E. C. Jewett, the assayerin charge, and
the men wen away. This is the first step
the government takes toward obtaining
precious metal for coining purposes.
It is extremely interesting to follow this
process of assaying through all the steps
until the value of the gold is determined
and the government's check given for it.
While Clerk Rex was filling out the re
ceipt Mr. Jewett explained the marvelous
delicacy of the scales. Their weighing ca
pacity is 5,000 ounces, and it is possible to
indicate by them a difference in weight ol
one gram. To illustrate so that this may
be easily grasped, two heavy men could be
placed in one of the pans, and by removing
a pin from the coat of one of them the bal
ance would be changed. Still it would be
difficult to obtain the exact weight of the
men, owing to the constant change in the
men's bodies by perspiration and other
After the bullion's weight was deter
mined on these scales it was taken to the
furnace room and placed in a blacklead
crucible. This was sit on a firebrick rest
ing on a grate and a fire built around it.
The fuel used is a mixture of anthracite
coal nnd charcoal. After an hour's melt
ing, during which time it was frequently
stirred with a plumbago poker, to which
gold does not cling, a sample of the metal
was dipped out with an ordinary clay pipe
and poured into a small mold. The a,say
is made from this, as it takes so much
longer for the larger quantity to cool. A
piece of the sample was cut off, pounded
and thon rolled through a roller of tool
steel, looking something like a clothes
wringer, to make it thin. When this was
done, Herman, the German who aids the
ass.-.yer in his work, handed the thin
golden strip to him rmd then went back to
the furnace room to ponr out the molten
thousands nto tire big mold.
Mr. Jewett cut the srip into small
pieces, and then, forming little lend cornu
copias of uniform weight, dropped into
two of them 5vU niilligrain3'one Mxtec-nlh
of an ounce) .f accurately v. eig-hed gold to
be assayed. Into two others he put the
same quantity of absolutely pure gold.
Eno'igh silver V.-.LS t'.en addj.l to iiiake ll.e
proportion cf silver to gold tv.-o to one, as
this proportion is necessary in order that
the gold should s partite from the silver
when loi!ed in nitric acid.
There is in all gold a certain amount of
silver, and it is owin to its presence and
certain other foreign sulst.i!iees that the
color of gold v.iries. The Me that gold
found in California cr Australia is of such
a color because found there is u mistaken
After the silver had been edded the
leaden cornucopias were squeezed up and
each one placed in what is called a cupeL
A cupel is a little cup made of sheep bones
burned to ashes, ground fine, moistened
and molded into n mold an inch long, an
inch in diameter, with a cup shaped de
pression at one end. The cupel were
placed in a small furnace with a tempera
ture of about 1,100 degs. centigrade, and
when heated to a white heat the little
metal chunks w ere l.iid by the aid of tongs
one in each cupel. They melted, sputtered
and bubbled, and then began to grow
smaller. In about ten minutes they were
taken out and all the lead and foreign sub
stances had been absorbed by the cupel,
leaving only the noble metals in little
round balls. When these were boiled in
nitric acid the silver passed into nitrate of
silver and the gold was left in its pure
state. . By this was found the ratio of pure
gold in the bullion.
The weighings of pure gold are used as a
check to any particular conditions of beat,
etc The assayer knows the constitution,
weight and specific gravity of the pure
gold used. When it is weighed after the
heating process, if it has changed its
weight, it is fair to suppose that it is ow
ing to the conditions of heat or strength of
acid, and that the same influences have
been at work on the assay gold. By al
lowing for this in the assay gold a true re
sult is reached.
The next step was to find the weight of
the gold and silver together. The lead
cornucopias were again filled with certain
weights of the pure and assay gold, but no
silver added. When melted in the cupels
the baser metals disappeared as before,
and the gold .and. sijver were, left to-
getner. tsj PUDtracting' from the weight
of gold and sliver the weight of the gold,
the exact weight of the silver was ob
tained. Of course the proportion is usually
very smalL If the amount is not sufficient
to pay for extracting, the government does
not pay for it, and charges nothing for ex
traction. The entire amount of gold in the bullion
is found by multiplying its weight by the
proportion of the gold. This is reduced to
standard or coin gold by multiplying this
amount by ten and dividing by nine, as
standard gold is only 00 per cent, fine, and
the depositor is paid by the government
$8.60 per ounce of standard metal, equal to
$20.67 for fine gold. The assay fee is one
eighth of 1 per cent, of the total value of .
Cue gold, the melting fee is one dollar, and
the alloy charge about one cent on 1100,
and after this is deducted the assayer
hands a check to the owner of the gold.
The entire time occupied by this com
plicated operation was from 9 a. m. until 1
p. m., only four hours. St. Louis Repub
lic Why Frenchmen Are Sm all.
It is said that the undersize of the
French and their physical shortcomings as
a nation are due for the most part to the
heavy drain made upon the race by Xapo
leon. All the abiebouied men were en
rolled in his service, leaving none at do
mestic cr business pursuits except the ex
tremely youthful or the aged. 1'ror.i this
drainage of the blood and destruction of
ths sinew of the race France has not yet
recovered. Somerville Journal.
Senator Jimt e F. Pierce, of New Yoik,
"For the past two years I have suffered
very much from n aggravated form of
nervous dyspepsia . I h-ive rescrttd to
various remedial agents, dcrivirg tut lit
tle benefit. A few months since a friend
of mine mggeeted the trial cf A'5"-x-"s
Porous Plasters. Following the sugges
tion, I have been using the same with the
happiest effects. To those similarly
afflicted let mc suggest the manner of
iccli fcoo. I place one over my stomach,
one over the hepatic region, and one on
my back. The effect is excellent. From
the day I commenced their use I have
been slowly but surely improving, sr.d am
quite cmfident that by continuing I shall
sgin be restored to my accustomed
Catarrh In Hew England.
Ely's Cream Balm gives satisfaction to
tvftyone using it for catarrhal troubles.
O. K. Mellor, druggist, Worcester,
I believe E!j' Cream B-ilm is the best
artic e for catarrh ever offered the public.
Bnsh & Co., druggists, Worcester,
Aa artie'eof rel merit. C. P. Alden,
druggis', Springfield, MS3.
Those w ho use it speake highly of it.
Q;o. A Hiil, druggist, Sprincfi.d, Mass.
Cream Balm has given satisfactory re
sults W. P. Draper, druggist, Spring
What the Hon. George G. Vest rays m
regard to the superiority of the Ilirsch
berg's Ciimond and lion-changeable spec
'I sm using gls"s which I purchased
from Prof. Uirsehberg and the; ate the
best I iver tried; it affords m grot
pleacure ti recommend Prof. Hirtchbcrg
t8 an excellent optician, and bis glasses
are simply unequilled in mv experience
G. O. Vest."
These spectacles are for sale by T. H
TrrTrjap, agent for Kock Inland.
la the greatest blessing ever offered child
bearing women. I Ui.ve been a midwife
many years, and in each case where
Mother's Fri.r d fc&s been used, it has ac
corop'ifthed wonders and relieved much
suffering. It is the best remedy for ris
ing of the breast known, and worth the
price for that alone.
Mrs. M. A Brewster, Montgomery, Ala.
I Have, as Ton Know.
been selling Bradfield'a Female Itsq-ulator
for years, and h ive bad a steadily ivcre fee
ing demand for it; it gives the very bet
satisfaction. I frequently sell it to phy
sicians, vrho use it in their practice with
the rooEt satisfactory results.
R. Thomas. M. D.,
Sold by II art z & Bahelsen.
Among tbe thousands of testimoci&ls
of cures by Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure,
is that of Nathan Allisons, a well-known
citizen of Gle-n Rock. Pa , who for years
had shortness of breath, sleeplessness,
pain in left side, thouldrrs, smothering
spells, etc.; one bottle of Dr. Miles' New
Heart Cure and one box of Nerve and
Liver Pills, cured, b m. Peter Jaquet,
Salem, N J, is another witness, who fir
twenty years suffered with heart disease,
was pronounced incurable by pbyficiaus,
death atared him in the face, could not
lie down for fear of smoiheriog to death .
Immediately af;er using the New Cure
he felt better and could lie down and
sleep all night, and is now a well man.
Tbe New Cure is Fold, also free book, by
Hartz & Babnsen.
We offer $103 reward for any case of
catarrh that cannot be cured by taking
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO..
Props., Toledo, Ohio.
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be
lieve him perfectly honorable in all busi
ness transactions, and financially able to
carry out any obligations made by their
West & Tru&x, Wholesale Druggist, To
Walding, Kinnan &" STaryin. Wholesale
Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.
Halt's Catarrh Cure is taken intern-illy,
acting direct' y upon the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. . Price, 75c
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Needs assistance it may be well t ren
der it promptly, but one should rotneir
ber to use only the most perfect reme
dies only when reeded. The best and
most sitnp'e and gentle remedy is the
Syrup c f Figs, manufactured by the Cal
ifornia Fig syrup Co.
A Thoughtful Parent
Consults his best interests when he is
prepared for an emereency; he knows
that "like a thief in the nignt," Croup
or Wbonpic Cough may come upnn h:s
child without w-irnicg. Can he afford to
be without a remedy at hand? Cu' eb
Cough Cure is what be should have on
band; it is the one-minute remedy.
For the tickling in the throat, the hack
ing ccugh, sore lunps. and all e flection a
of that kind, Cubeb Csugh Cure is the
H, M. PtARCE,
aoom 33 in Mitchell A Ljnde'e new'block.
DR. J. E. HAWTHORNE,
Teeth extracted without pa'.n by the oev
No 1718 Second avenue, over Erell dt Math's.
DRS, BIGKcL & SCH9E8AKER
Mitchell & Lynde's Block. Rooms 29-31
GEO. P. STATJDUHAR.
Plars and superintendence for all cla of
Roomi 53 and 55, Mitchell & I.vnde bm!dinT
TIKI V LEVATOR.
Unlike ihe Dutch Process
tin are used in the
iS preparation of
W. BAKER & CCS
vhich is abfolttteltf
pure and soluble
the strength ol Cocoa mixed
with Starch. Arrowroot or
Si'.ear. and is far more eco
nomical, costing less man one cent a cup.
It is delicious, nourishing, and sash.7
Sold by Grtxrra rvcrrwhera.
W. BAKER & CO.. Dorchester, Mast.
Ink, Paper. Tablets,
Satchel?, S.Japs, Baskets,
Pencil Boxes, Rubers,
and everything recessary for
W. TREFZ & CO.,
2223 Fourth Ave.
Iff I I El 1 11
SI I IB I Infill
Tho desires a poM btvlness rmtltlon In thx World",
ftiirclty ithould write at om-a f or Jfosncitus of the
amoua Metropolitan BtiMnea Cl'ege. Chicago.
. tanaualtael'lUcaforr.larlii'rr-rniiiiatr.s. Krtabliallea
tjemjc. OcciiplsalUOT ;i- "-AM-e,
; n -q frtoctnl.
do c j uO. I-.
KO EU. at JU i
trunt,. where dver-
-W mjr it im Cz
We Cjftr Tutt a liemr 1 j
rkich Insures Snftf f
Life of Mother mi t.,.
liohi Cr-r,-':n-:K. r.' c-
AftercteT'v'!-"'M..-of ' Men r"
rtiffer5Si L.'i.. :r-l Ut i u--- . -.
wealing af f-rr-.-nri t4"al la e te-'
ana fiuw, Luai. ilo-. Jan. iSu;. i
Sent hy errr, ry;aTvp? rr4 -
prloe, ".jCi-er UjuI'.. ix.i V. 11 r.:.- r-
EOIJj ti ALX. i.L.i -'
SOLD ST HA1TZ B1HSSES
Will Our any
,T WILL MOT
t YOU TAKI
$500 Reward tor an
tajorioaa .btianc fooal
Mecev rafonded if not
aa we amy. Sent poetpald
ea receipt of price.
NORM AN LIOHTY. PAMtLT OhsmiT.
Dti Molne. Iowa.
Foraleb all dmeeUtt. Ilartz i F.a
LABOR. TIME, MONEY
Use it your own way.
It is the best Soap made
For "'ft ashing Machiue u
WARNOCK & RALSTON.
or, 0 3jH!
0 i s
Estate of Elisha P. Revnold?, decea. i
TneonderKlexed havingbeen appoir.t.
tor of the hit will aLd testament of i
Keynolds. late of the county of Ko.-ij ;
state ot Illinois, deceased, hereby triv-
that he will appear before the connry i
Rock Inland county, at the offlce of the
Midconrt,in the city of Rock Island, t th- -bvr
term, on the first Monday in Ii t ml
at which time all perone hiving clain.f
eaid etate are notified and requrrted :
tor the purpose of having the timetd; ;'
pereone indebted to said estate are ri qi !-'
make iinmediate payment to tbe nndt r't'
Dated thi. 31st dav of September. A. 1 '
E. P. RKYXoLdS. .III., E'..'-
Est ite of John Carlson. Deceaed.
The nndersigned havlnir been ap xiin't' i
istratrix of the estJito of Join ';'
Kteof tbe conn y of Kock Island, slate
deceased, hereby Kives notice that phe will ti;
before tbe county court of Koik llan 1 couii'
the office of tbe clerk of said court, in the c.
Bock Island, at Si he Utcember term, on t lit
jionoay in ucctmwr mxi, y
all persons having cliims tgaint .aid esta
noiiUed and requested o attend, lor me pu
of ha;ns the same adjusted.
All persons inaeMea t said estate are
ted ut mike immediate pajiuenl to tte i
tiated t la 16th day of Sett. A. D. 184.