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THE AEGUS, TUESDAY. OVEMliJflK 1, 1892.
brand concert tonight at First Baptist
"Edward Ueberknecbt of Chicago is,
pending a few days in the city.
Mr Drew has floe comic powers, Mrs
Drew has youth, beauty, vivicity and
Some of the bent musical talent of the
tri-cities ' at the First Baptist church to
night. One of the most beautiful tableaua
ever seen in Rock Island at the First
"Baptist church tonight.
Hear Mrs. Phil Mitchell at the First
Baptist church tonight. She gives one
f her charming selections.
Loft An uprees package marked J
W. S. Born, Iowa City, Iowa. Firder re
turn to U b. Expresecfflce and receive
Double bill at Harper's theatre Thurs
day night. Mr and Mrs. Sidney Drew
appear in both plays. Secure your seats
If you want something extra fine;, for
decorating your home-, parlors or club
rooms on any occasion, remember Krell
k Math bave it.
Mrs. David Wolf who has been visit
ing her parents Joseph Rosenfleld and
-wife for some time, left teis morning for
"borne in Evart, Mich.
Brier. esooning at 5c a yard at Krell
ft Math's. Everybouy could and should
decorate at the prices we are selling dec
orations, at Krell & Math's.
Piano and violin du?t by Mioses Young
nd Koehler at First Bap'ist church Nov.
1. A classic and artistic rendition of
Senate Andante by Uayden.
Call at Blake & Burke's plumbing es
tabliehment and see the "gaa econom
izer" on exhibition every evenine. It re
duces gas bills from 2D to 40 per cent
Do not fail to bear Mrs S. W. Searle,
Hock Island's sweet sieger at the First
Baptist church tonight and also Miss
Lily Smith, the blind singer of Daven j
H Sohroeder's barse that was stolen
from the First M. E. church on 8un1ay
sight Was found last night tied up on
Twenty-second street after having been
there abou 24 oours.
It is hoped that Harper's theatre will
fee filled Tour- d iy night, as the companv
deserve a good house. W hen we have a
good attraction the patrons ot the theatre
usually appreciate it.
By the use of the Quincy G Econo
m't t you can obtain a steadier light
and cause a saving of from 20 to 40
per cent in your gas bills. Call on
Blake & Burke and see for yourself.
A beautiful new fl with the names of
Ibe democratic national candidates at
tached was tiuug in front of Tub Ahgus
building today bv a number of teprt-8 -n
tative democrats in plare of. the one
destroyed by the wind the other day.
Two mire colts from the Glenn stock
farm at Coal Valley havj recently dis
tinguished themselves. At the Davruport
mile track Saturdav, Bob McGregor, 6
years old. went in 2:30 and a few days
previ us, Mary Glenn of the name stock
nd 3 years old went a mile in 2:43,
The Estate of Benson Badham vs.
the Commi93ionprs of Highways of
Black Hawk, which was argued before
Judge Smith just before court
adjourned and taken under advisement,
baa been decided in favor of the com
missioners by the court. It was over
the laying out of a road to which Bad
SHETLAND PONIES ARE RAISED IN
THIS COUNTRY TO SOME EXTENT
Captain Turner's Hunch of Lilliputian
Homes at Marietta, Mo., I a Curios
ity Iuter-.nt inc Foots About the Little
Fellow, and Their Home.
As to Women Voting.
A Blootnington dispatch to the Chica
go Herald says:
Judga Tipton of the circuit court last
Friday rendered a decision affecting the
rights of women to vote for trustees of
the University of Illinois at the coming
election. Five women, Louisa A. House,
Mary C. Ferguson. Savilla Sabin, Mary
A. Bennett and Suean Chrisbaum, ap
plied to- the registry board and the board
refused to register them. The women
applied for a writ of mandamus compell
ing the board to register them. Judge
Tipton be'd that the trustees of the uni
versity are officers created by the statute
and not the constitution; that the univer
sity is a school in the meaning of the
Vw and that the trustees are school offi
cers. He further held that women who
are qualified to vote are entitled to be
registered and to vote f r the three true
tees, and that special ballots and separ
ate ballot box 38 should be provided for
Rev. Sylvanus Lane
Of the Cincinnati M. E. conference,
miakes a good point when he Bays: "We
aave for years used Hood's 8arsaparilla
In our family of five, and find it fully
equal to ail that is claimed for it. Some
people are greatly prejudiced against
patent medicines, but how the patent can
urt a medicine and not a machine is a
xiystery of mys'eries to me."
Hood's Pills cure liver ills.
The V. C T. XT: Convention.
DENVER, Nov. 1. The morning semion of
the V. C. T. U. convention was devoted to
reports on educational work, including sci
entific temperance instruction. Lady Henry
Somerset gave a Bible exposition. The W.
T. P. A reported in tb; afternoon showing
expenditures during the year of t2U,609.74.
Juriugthe year Stt.000,000 pages of tem
perance literature had been printed and dis
seminated. In the evening young orators
"from California, Nebraska, Kansaa, Iowa,
Michigun, Indiana, Ohio, Massachusetts,
and Georgia competed for the Demorest
miedal. It was won by Miss Margaret F.
Badger, a 14-year old girl from Atlanta,
la. Her subject was "Young America'
St. 1 .finis county lays claim to the only
herd of Shetland ponifs in this pnrt of the
country. The owner of the herd is Cap
tain Thomas T. Turner, nnd the Lilliputian
horses are a familiar siclit to the many St.
Louisans who have visited the Turner
homestead at Marietta, near Normandy.
The breeding of the Shetland puny inthe
United States has been brought nloiitoiily
within recent years, nnd, though it pays
well, the breeders are not numerous, and a
collection of the animals anywhere outside
a circus is still a curiosity. Mares are very
scarce, and buyers from the United States
come in competition with the eager search
of horsemen from Scotland, Germany,
South America and even Australia.
The entire annual pony product of tho
Shetland islands is estimated at about 00
head, and this scarcely supplies the de
mand. However, the business in the
United States has assumed such propor
tions as justify an association of breed
era, and Captain Turner is on the list of
local vice presidents of the American Shet
land Pony club.
The ponies at Marietta live in clover
figuratively. That is, they live on blue
grass, and blue grass is to the stomach of
the shaggy Shetlander what lark's tongues
were to Lucullus. On his native heath
unless he happens to be on terms of an
cestral equality with the Marquis of Lon
donderry's herd the Shetlander has a
hard time of it. Like his hardy broncho
cousin of the American prairies, he must
"rustle" in winter, and under greater dis
advantages. The barren Shetland islands
afford scant sustenance, and when snow
covers the heather on the hillsides the
native pony will not turn up his nose at
The Marietta herd was started in 1S75.
when Captain Turner paid more attention
to farming than he does now. In that
year his first importation ten mares and
a stallion were obtained through a Cana
dian, and later he purchased twenty-three
more on board ship at New York. The
stallion that accompanied this second draft
of mares was from Lord Ixindonderry's
island herd and cost S00. Though 8 years
of age and full grown, he measured but
thirty-four inches. About two years ai;o
Captain Turin r, having less time than for
merly to devote to the raising of blooded
live stock, put up at auction on the Sr.
Louis market forty-two head of Shetland
This sale attracted many jx-ople who
were on the lookout for bargains, anil who
expected to get at auction for about
twenty-live dollars each ponies that
hail either commanded several times j
that sum or were not for sale
at all. These bargain hunters were disap
pointed, ami llieowner himself was much
surprised at the result. IJuyers had come
from a distance, and the average price paid
for each pony under t he met ioneer's liam
mor was 0r."t. One spotted mare named
Queetiette fetched -''T, and the cheapest of
the lot was a blemished colt that sold for
There are now about thirty potdes roam
ing the wixxleil lawn at Marietta. I':.e
farm of some -TO acres is all pasture land,
but the Siiet lands' stamping ground is
chiefly tins seventy acres n' shaded gr;tss
surrounding the house. X Imvn mower
or scythe is required to keep this lawn in
order. The ponies attend to that. They
eat close to the ground, much in the man
ner of sheep, and their constant molding
keeps the grass well trimmed. Concerning
their care there i- not much to relate.
Practically they take care of themselves.
In summer their only food is the blue
grass. In winter they are allowed tome
hay, which they munch at the stocks on a
hill that overlooks the Mississippi and Mis
souri rivers, and is the highest point in St.
Under these conditions the Shetland.
pony yields his owner a reasonable income
without any especial outlay beyond the
original investment. These ponies are not
afflicted with the diseases that makeshi'ep
raising a nuisauce, nor do t hey, like sheep
tall a prey to savage dogs. T'le wares
rarely fail to foal, and their offifrir.ig
when yearlings and of average me'it rire
wort'- from $75 to $100. while ihepolud
mares and horses cnnimand twi'4 ybese
The ponies in Captain TJrnr"ay herd,
inougn or line extraction, are not conven
tional in appearance. Their maws and
tails are not of that prodigious growth
which one sees pictured in the cirens pout
ers, but when groomed and in working
condition for saddle and harness their as
pect undergoes a change. Rounded up for
the Inspection of visitors, they t?e interest
ing in variety of color and size. Conspicu
ous in the bunch is the lord of the herd
an albino stallion, regarded as something
or a freak by reason of his unusual hue.
He was bred by Dan Swigert, of Spring
Station, Ky., and only the brown tip of one
ear mars the prevailing pink tint. The
coloring of the Shetland "ponies varies
greatly from a very light fawn to brown
and black, and the cream and piebald coats
are by some persons attributed to a sup
posed Arabian cross.
When tne Shetland pony was even more
valuable and scarce than he is today there
was a confusion of facts concerning his
identity in the mind of the public, and
many fanciful things found their way into
print about his origin, habits, cost and
disposition. But the sturdy little fellow
Is better known now, and several herds in
lowa already numbering from 50 to 150
head, will no doubt cheapen the price of
mis precious pet. As yet his rearinsr is
still looked upon by some men of means as
profitable pastime. McKee Rankin.' the
actor, has a herd on an island in New York
state, and Stilson Hutchins. the editor, is
stocking an island in one of the great
taxes. at. ixiuis Kenuolic.
He Had Already Registered. -
Mr. Smith, an English traveler, arrived
one evening at a hotel in Austria. On the
way he had picked up a f-mart German and
hired him as his servant. In Austria every
one staying at a hotel is obliged to register
bis name and occupation in a book which
la kept for police examination, so Mr.
Smith told bis servant Frits to bring this
book for him to write his name.
"I have already registered, milor," said
Fritz, "as an Knglish gentleman of inde
Mint i ve never torn jou my name, so
how do you know what it is? '
"I copied it from milor's portmanteau,"
"Why, it isn't on my portmanteau,"
cried Mr. Smith; "bring the book and let
me see what you have put down."
The book was brought, and Mr. Smith,
to his amusement, discovered that his
clever servant hail described him as:
"Monsieur Warranted Solid Leather."
The humorous contributor was talking
U the editor when he heard a terrific crash
ta the composing room on the floor above.
"What's thatf" he exclaimed, starting
up to run.
"That's all right," said the editor sooth
ingly. "It's only the foreman tumbling to
one of your jokes." Detroit Free Press.
A Most Wondcrtul rest.
William Lyon, a Ixmdon actor of the
latter part of the Eighteenth century,
once offered to wager that he could repeat
every word in a Daily Advertiser at the
next morning's rehearsal. Accordingly
the next morning his opponent ridiculed
him for bragging upon his feals of mem
ory. Lyon forthwith handed the paper to
a judge agreed upon, and, notwithstanding
the want of connection between the news
items, editorinls, stories and advertise
ments, he repeated every word of the en
tire paper from beginning to end without
the least hesitation or mistake. St. Louis
A Timely Correction.
A Texas young lady, who had enjoyed
the advantages of a classical education at
a northern female college, happened to be
at home when her aged grandmother was
stricken down with a fatal disease. The
entire family gathered around the death
bed of the old lady, who in a feeble voice
"Good by to all; I'm gwine ter peg out."
"Grandmother," exclaimed the young
lady in a tragic tone of voice, "please don't
say that! Don't say you are 'gwine to peg
out.' Say you contemplate approaching
the dissolution." Texas Siftings.
The Venetian mirrors of the Sixteenth
century are the most celebrated ones.
These were of the finest glass, with settings
of silver and gold richly chased and set
with jewels. New York World.
The Phpnix National bank at fhsenix,
fifteen miles north of Syracuse, N. Y., was
roonvl"! "0 in cash.
i00 Kuward 100-
The readers of this paper will be
olesS"d to learn that there is at least one
drend -i disease that science his been
able to cure in all its stag-'s, and that is
catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only
positive cure known to the mdical fra
ternity. Catarrh being a constitutional
disease, require a conMitutional treat
ment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in
ternally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system
thereby destroying the foundation of the
disease, and giving the patient strength
by I u'lding up the constitution and as
sisting nature in doing its work. The
proprietors have so much faith in its cur
ative powers, that they filer One Hun
dred Dollars for anv case that it fails to
cure. S:-nd for list of testimonials.
Address F. J. CHENEY & CO..
&"Sold by Dru-gists, 75c.
For swift, sharp buyers.
Are you one?
This week and while they
THE RIVERSIDE OAK
will keep fire all nijrit with soft coal;
will not iras or sm ke; heavy steel body;
I urge ash i an Call and examine this
wondeiful stove sold by
New styles of
Lot 1. Very fair muslin
trimmed, full length
and well made
2. Excellent Muslin-
nicely mad-, trim,
mfd wiih good .m.
broidery, and lace
full length. '
The aboye two lots were purchased &t
a very low price and we propose
to let tbem go at a very ems;,
profit. Be on time; see east win.
Close biyers wi'I vielt these
The Euclid Avenue Opera house, Cleve
land, has been destroyed by fire. Loss,
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia; No Alum.
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
rHR daily ahgin dglivekkd at your
ilnnr ev.-rv eu lor per wcrk.
FOR It EN 1 Fu-ntataed rooms at 1103 Jccond
onil two oh 'i' burner sbnp, ceo
c:i'! hi. thi itffli'e.
AN TE l -Ktriv t. Inu'l.-nl Ndv t "!tal
l'h a lmo t itMvin ' i-: !!"; ne having had
ex -rienre in a ?tck r om p'e'ef red : call at suite
3. Mi t'ullouU l ot:K O:iveiiiort. lowa.
AGENTS mMk-!n; !5 'o 10 piT rtav r litc the
Mertrirai -niier Iioiim. I, oi l want. MW Brad T
xtri er, Davenport, low. riind floor, room 9, 8 to
Dp. in. Of ernt airenr wanted.
D. ROY BOWLBY'S.
1726 Second Ave.
-Base Ball Headquarters. -
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
Alway on hand the finest brands of domestic
and imported ciirari" All brands of tobacco.
The acore of all '.he ball games will be received
L. GLOCKHOFF, Prop.,
1S0S Second Avenne.
CLEMAPJN & SALZSvlAiif,
GREAT B A.RGAINS
1525 and 1527
124, 126 and 128
DOCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premium
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 wfll be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Itod
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal and every one
guaranteed. These are all good things to buy at Christmas ot
any other time. Come in and see how much I have to show yon
that is useful and novel in housekeeping goods.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
DO MOT be Humbugged
. Some dealers, in order to draw trade, resort to all sorts of adver-fisino-
dodges in order to deceive the public; you will find it a decided
saving to buy your spoons of spoon dealers-your photographs of pho
tographers and your Shoes at the
Dealers who pretend to be giving away a 2Sc Spoon and then charge a dollar more for a pair of
Shoes, are not the style of people you want to trade with. Do not allow yourself to be humbug
ged, you will find our price so much lower without spoons and photographs and our goods so far
superior that you will be able to buy three or four spoons with the saving on every pair of shoes
bought of us. We sell our shoes upon their merit no snide advertising dodges required to at
tract custom. By all means buy your shoes at the
A guaranteed saving of 25c -to $1.50 on every pair beside
our shoes are warranted to give satisfaction.