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Sweet apples and quinces at Souder &
Mr and Mrs. O A.. Barnhart are in
Senator Mills at Harper's theatre Fri
Peaches and grapes by the basket at
Souder A Son's.,
Q iinces, pears and oranges at George
Browner & Co.'s.
Capt. John Peetz returned this morn
ing from St. Louis.
The Gazelle, the C. R. I. & P. pay car.
will be here tomorro w.
Nice ealing and cooking apples a!
George Browner & Co.'s.
Nice eating apples at Souder & Son's
New honey at Souder & Sn's.
Senator Kogr Q Mil's speaks at Har
per's theatre next Friday night.
The flaest roasts and cuts ia tne citj
arc at George Browser's Columbia.
II E. Casteel cirr.e doxn from Fulton
this morning on a flying business trip.
Trainmaster J. T, Sickles, of tl.e Rock
IsUnd, was in the city today on business
George Browner' Columbia market is
the place to buy our meat. It will piy
The late Case & Co. stock must fo
Read Sc meider's special sale advertise
16 first class to New York, a sbviup
of $7; all this month at McUugh's ticket
Henry C. Brewster, of Fort Mbdisos,
Iowa, is in the city on a short visit to
Mrs. P. Grady and Mrs. Mary Griffin
have cone to Chicago on a visit to
Mrs. Kte Brehney has returned from
a very ;!ua&ant visit to frienis in Phila
Everybody should tura out &nd hetr
Senator Mills at Harper's theatre next
Uae hundred baskets ot the the fiaest
Crawford peache3 of toesaason at George
Browner & Co.'.
The circuit court is still engaged ia
hearing the case of Nold vs Guyer wliicU
was on trial yesterday.
Mrs. Ellen Webber and daughter, Mrs.
Tim Murphy, left last night for Minne
apolis on a few days' visit.
Next Tuesday will be registration dej,
when all who have changed their rc-si -dence
should attend to this important
The Women's Auxiliary of Trinity
pariah will meet at the rectory on
Wednesday af:ernoont October 12, at 2
Wiiliam Jackson Las returned from
Chicago where he went to look after tie
progress of the Btack Hawk 6tatue for
Thomas F. Cry left for the west to
day, after being here to attend the fun
eral of his venerable mother, the late
Mrs. Catherine Cary.
A shipment of 200 Springfield rifles
was sent from Rock Inland arsenal on
Saturday to Adjutant General Greene at
Des Moines that will be distributed to the
state rtalitia es needed.
A Rock Island & Peoria switch engine,
ia backing np into the C..R I.& P. yards
last evening, ran into some box cars tha
did not clear Lear the viaduct, throwing
two of them off the tra ;k in such shape
that the Milwaukee train was blocked
out over an hour. The cars were pretty
badly broken up.
Ernst Spcidel, son of C. Speidel, is ly
ing seriously ill a', hia home in Chicgft.
Dr. Bernhardt, who returned from there
yesterday, stutcs that Lis condition is
very serious. Mr Sptidel is in Chicago
at the bt-dsirie o! Lis son. Reports to
day, however, note a alight improvement
in his condition.
Work on Girnsey Square hne been
progressing rapiJly and the new down
town purk presents quite a creditable ap
pearance. The basin in the centra for
the new fountain has been completed
and the work on the w.i'.l-.s is being
hustled right along. The grading will
also soon he finished.
The A. H. Connelly Lumber Co. has
tiled articles of incorporation in the
county recordtr'B office. The incorpora
tots are A. H. Connelly, F. C. A. Denk
msnn and F. C Denkmnnn, and the
capital slock is $25,000. The company
is organized under the laws of the state
of Illinois, and will do business in Kan
sas, the headquarters being at Topeka.
And harvest excursion via the Burlington
rou e, Sept. 27:h, to all points in the
southwest, west and northwest; also Oc
tober 25th to special territory at half
rates for round tiip. For particulars ask
any C. B & Q. agent or
P. B. EcBTia, G P. & T. A.
H. D. Mack, D. P. A , Rock Island.
Worth Something to Know How.
A well known pump man, who has just
put in wells and cisterns all around the
western circuit of Chicago and is noted
for the facility with which, after due and
proper notification, he fixes well and cis
tern pumps of all makes and every degree
of brokenness, was in Lis younger days an
itinerant outDD mender in the east. One
day he stopped at a big manufactory and
solicited a job of repairing. Now, the
pump of the institution that supplied
water from a deep well had been out of
order and the machinery at a standstill for
several days, for the reason that not one of
the experts and professionals employed
bad been able to fix it. The manager said
to the repairer:
"We have got a pump that needs fixing
and you might see if you can do it."
The pump man examined the source of
the factory's water supply, and taking a
piece of leather, a bit of wire, a few tacks
and some wax he had the pump working
all right in about half an hour. The work'
men meantime had told him how long the
pump had been stopped, nnd the troubleit
had occasioned the institution, as well as
the fact that the experts Lad failed to
make it work. He therefore made out a
bill for fifty dollars for doing the job. The
manager protested and said the charge
was outrageous for a simple little job that
took only half an hour's work.
"You make out a bill that is right and
we will pay it," he said.
"All right," Raid the pump mender; "I'll
io it. Give me the bill." Thereupon he
altered it to rend as -follows and handed it
to the manager:
For fixing inmp $ 50
For knowing bow 49 50
The manager then saw the the point and
laid the bill forthwith. Chicago Mail.
Papyrus and Paper.
In ancient Egypt the papyrus plant grew
in enormous quantities. The roots of it
were used for food, the bark for ropes.
baskets, mats and even for river boats.
The fine skin of the inner bark was glued
together in strips and employed as writing
paper. The word "paper" is indeed our
modern form of the word "papyrus."
Now this tine skin or rind was imported
into Rtinio Mini by the Romans was cailed
"liber," and when the papyrus was made
up into a bonk it, too, was known as a
'"liber." Tiie case in which suc h a collec
tion of boons was !;ept was termed (in low
I.ntin) a "librari-i," whence, through the
French "librairie," we have our Knglish
The Grtvks called the plant "byblos,"
and when miioug t hern l!ie papyrus Ix-Ciime
a book the latter was teru.-i-d a "byblos.
The eiiiliest Christian writers, using the
f J reck Lirxcuavre, spoke of the Holy Scrip
tures as i:bii;i"' (the books), and later,
when the Scriptures were regarded as a
single work and n. t as :i collection, t li
pli:r::l funn "b:bUa" (the Itooks) was
adopted as a Lntiu singular, "liiblia," (::ic
book). With slight mo lificat ioa "bibli i
spread into all nioilern European In;
Ki:"""s, and arrear ! ia linglisli as "the
Iiibie" son:e time after the Norman con
quest. So the very word "Bible" takes us lack
to these dark da"s of the oppression, when
as yet the t;rat lawgiver was hut a wutp-
ing babe ia the water fiajzs, and the nr.nr.lt
of the Jewish people had riot got beyond
the second chapter of Kxodus. Good
A Truly Great Man.
Apropos of the appointment of Robert
Snial Is to be collector of the port of Beau
fort, S. C, the following story is told:
Two negroes were fishing oS the dock at
"Tell you," said the vounprer one, "Bob
Smalls' greates' man in dis lan."
"Oh, no," said the other, not the great
es' man. lie smart man, dough."
"Tell you he creates' man," replied the
first speaker. "Firs' he ran out de planter,
"Den he was made cap'nf"
"1 didn't fink o' dat."
"Den he run for sherifF, di'n he?"
"I Ylnre, I done forgot dat. Yes, he rnn
"Den he run fer legislater?"
"Den Gub'ner Seott mehk 'im brigadier
"I done forgot dat too."
"Den lie run fer de Newnifed States con-
press fer to set cross lagged 'u tawk poli
tics wid Gin'I Grant?"
"Fortcot nil dat, 'clar'. He big mahn.
sunh, but he aiu't biger'a Gawd."
"Nhw," said the first speaker, somewhat
nonplussed, "but." slowly, "but Bob
Smalls, he young man j it." "The Sunny
Side of Politics."
Tbe Trouble wltli Vnckn.
The old man who leaned against the
counter in a Third avenue bird store the
other morning nt least had the air of
"knowing it all." Somebody brought up
the subject of the difficulty of keeping
some kinds of birds alive when they were
"YA aal," theold wiseacre remarked, "you
may say what you like, but common.
everyduy ducks ia the hardest critters goin
to keop alive."
"How s that? inquired a meek looking
v aal, you see, 'f you don t give 'em
'nough water they'll die, 'nif you give 'em
too much water they'll die, 'n, dern 'em,
they'll die anyhow." New York Times.
The editions of books printed 200 or 300
years ago are almost entirely free from
typographical errors, which may be attrib
uted to the fact that early publishers were
generally eminent scholars, and themselves
gave much attention to the revision of
their proofs. After reading the proofs they
frequently turned them over toother schol
ars with the request to revise and correct,
and as the printer's time was then deemed
a matter of small consequence a perfection
was attained which is seldom equaled by
modern printers. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
A Snug l it.
Rose How strange, Edith, my engage
ment ring just fiis you.
Edith--Dear old llerix-rt had it mndefor
me not a mo? t,h ago. Chicago Inter Ocean.
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia; No Alum.
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
Hood's Sarsaparilla stands at tbe head in
the medicine woild, admired ia prosper
ity and envied in merit by thousands of
would-be competitors. It has a larger
sale than any other medicine. Such suc
cess could not be won without positive
Hood's Pills cures constipation by re
peri italic action of the alimentary canal.
They are tbe bes: family cathatic.
Fits All fits stopped free by Dr.
Kane's Great Nerve Restorer. No fits
after the first day's me. Marvelous
cures. Treatise and ?2 trial bottle free to
fit cases. Send to Dr. Kline, 931 Arch
street, Philadelphia, Pv -For sale by all
druggists; call on yours.
A Thoughtful Parent
Consults his best interests when he is
prepared for an emer-cr.c? ; he fenows
that "like a thief in the night," Croup
or WhooplBg Coush may crme upn his
child without warning. Can he ff rd ti
be without a remedy at bar. IT CuVeb
Cough Cure is what he should have on
hand; it is the ohe-minute remedy.
For the tickling in the thror.t, the hack-
tag cough, sore lungs, an 1 all affections
of that kind, Cutet) C -ugh Cure is the
She Committed Suicide.
Mrs. F. C. Cone, at Paris, left this let
ter: "My husband Forgive me if I
cause jou trouble, but I sufftr to. Ycu
do not know what these long, wakeful,
wretched nights are to me. and I sm so
t'red, darling the pain wi'.l never be be t
ter. It is sot easy to take my own Hfr,
but I have been sick so long. Good- be.
"my busb&nJ, I love you your wife."
This is but one of thousands tha'. gives
up, instead of using Dr. Miles' Restora
tive Nervine, and being eretvily cured cf
their wretchedness Oo to llariz &
Baboscn's and get an elegant book and
trial bottle free.
Half Fare to See Westtrn Lands.
Last chance this year. 1 he third find
last harvest excursion will be rnn to es
pecial territory Oklahoma and Irdin
res: Tvations and Texas.
The great Rock Island Route rues icto
nnd through these reservations, srd is the
only road that touches these lands 'ately
put on fee market.
See hand bills giving particulars, and
remember the date is Oct. 25, for Chica
go and points to and including Mississ
ippi river, and one day later for Missouri
JNO. bEBASTiaX, U. 1. A.,
rHK daily akgcs dslivebkd at you a
door every ertai ng for liic per week.
UT ANTED A GOOD GIRL FOR GENERAL
housework Apply at Svlvan View, Mrs.
WAN TED 2X) TEAMS TO WORK ON HEN
Vf in pin c iiai ; three u onthtT work : e; od wn-'es.
App'y Hiid ork hi mile west of Milan, V. G.
TXT ANTED Earnest, tntePigent lady t-i estab
II hah a tool paving business; one havicu l'ad
experience in a sick r. om pre 'erred; call at eutie
3, McC'ullongh block. Davenport, Iowa,
tlectrical Wcnder housthol 1 want, UM) firaiy
stroct, Davenport, Iowa, second floor, room 9, 3 to
9 p.m. Geiieral agent wanted.
n a e w e v
RKEFJflATf. 5 Sis? ,
these and every Visr'r Ct.-cat arising
from fcaimro Mood su- rz.nCv'.lt troMed by
that never-failics cjni "c-.v-t vi tcuic" and
Bcok3 on Blood anil SLia
Diasc s free
I'riatcd testimony ila sent on
Swift GpocIfiG Gg
THE RIVERSIDE OAK
w li keep fire all nijrnt with soft coal;
will not gas or emke; heavy steel body;
Urge ash I an CV.l and examine this
wocderfui -ove sold -by
New styles ot
Special Cloak Sale
Thursday of this week, Oct. 13
one of the largest cloak
trianufacturers in th-3
United Stites will display
their ent re line in our cloak
department. Orders will be
taken acd many garments
will be delivered at once
Lowest prices will be made
and it will ba an opportun-.
ity that any lady expetting
to p'jrcnase a cloak can not
afford to ) ass.
Thursday, Oct 13.
In the mean tim we v,ii 0
emphasize tin fact taat our.
' cloak department U til.
with the latest and .,t
mad1, grarments for !ali
Special Gala Cloak lar
Oct: 13, Thursday.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
D. ROY BOWLBY'S.
1726 Second Ave.
Base Ball Headquarters. -
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
lways on '..u.' tSiC finest brands of domestic
nnd imijor'.jj ri.ars A'.l b-and? of tohirco
Thp .core of a '.he ball game will be received
L. OLOCICELOFF, Prop.,
1?0S Second Avcaup.
1525 and 1527
124, 126 and 128
"t'OCKET KNIVES acd SCISSORS took the highest premium
for quality. If you want a cood knife try one.
One need not be to!a what a nice present an elegant Carvin j;
et like those I have to show w;li be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iron
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal and every one
guaranteed. Those- are all good things to buy at Christmas or
any otnei time. Come in and see how much 1 have to show yoi
that is us- fal and novel in housekeeping goods.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third ve. and Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
NOT HOW CHEAP BUT HOW GOOD!
lIrvM7irli7C rwrpnfc Kii;inrr Rrwc' Pi nth in or mnkp an fffnrt tn OVt annH crnnHQ nnf rhpn Qhnirlv stllft.
Shoddy goods are high at a low price; a good article at a low price is what you want, and that is just what the
Are now prepared to show you. We have always made it a special feature to carry good goods only, and
while we have been successful in this direction we have never been in a position to show such an exceeding
cnoice, penect-iitting ana superior maae ana tnmmea line or
as at present. An exceptionally choice line of novelties, positively a handsomer and larger line than ever at
correct prices, in fact better made, better trimmed and better fitting goods at lower price than
have to pay for infearior goods elsewhere.
Comparison is convincing. May we have an opportunity of satisfying you as to the truthfulness of the
. & K.
Headquarter for Boys' and Children's Wearing Apparel.