Newspaper Page Text
-THK AKGUS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBEll 9. 1892. . . n
- . m
Just received a Car Load, 600 bushels ot Bur
bank Potatoes from Minnesota.
The best Pennsylvania Buckwheat flour.
20 barrels of Pickels, consisting of sweet mixed,
dill and large and small vinegar.
10 cases of the finest French Olives in all size
bottles; these goods are the finest the market affords
and are put up especially for me.
DRIED FRUITS of all kinds, California pears,
peaches, apples, apricots, raspberries, three kinds of
prunes, raisins and currants.
The Finest Mince Meat.
Sole agent of the tri-cit:es for the Daisy Patent
1620 Second Avenue.
t3?f vVatch this epace; changed weekly.
NEW HELLO DEVICEl
A Great Improvement in
IT IS A PROMISED INNOVATION.
-we au our-
best on earth-
Try our Galf Skin and Dull Dongola Shoes
for Boys and Girl's School wear.
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WELL KNOWN-
fijj ERGHANT yAILOR,
and Leader in Styles and workmanship, has received
FaLL SI OCK of Snitirgs and Overcoatings.
2grCA ix and leave yonr ord er.
Star Block Oppositi; Harper House.
" DIRT DEFIES THE KING." THEN
!S TTATEFTTHAN ROYALTY ITSELF.
Heating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam Fitting,
A complete line of Pipe, Bra js Goods, Packing Hose.
Fire Brick, Etc. Largest and best equipped '
establishment west of Chicago.
DAVIS BLOCK" Moliae, 111.
1 12, 1 14 West Seventeenth st.
Telephone 1148. . Bock island.
Aj Arrangement That WlU.Hakt Cou
tloaa Aatouuktlcally, Promptly and Cr
t Lilly -Something f aB Idea of How It
The papeis some time ago interested
the public with what seemed to be sensa
tional accounts of an automatic tele
phone exchange, wWcU bd been de
signed to supersede the kindly miolatr&S
tioDs of the telephone operator in mak
ing connections at central station and
which seemed likely to accomplish its de
sign, since then nothing has been
heard of this invention, the Strowger
automatic connection switch board, till
within a day or so. Wednesday Chicago
sent a delegation of her prominent citia :ns
toLaPorte, 111., to witness the operation
of the device there, it having
been placed in practical operation there
several months ago. During the time it
has been in use there it has also been the
ubject of additional study and improve-
m;nt, and now it is about as near perfect
as it can be made till another revolution
wrought in the whole system. A rep
resentative of tbe Chicago Post who ac
companied the party to LaPorie wri.es
this of the operation of the device thst is
soon to throw thousands of young UdinB
on the American labor market, reduce
the price of telephones, increase the nuxu
ber of the subscribers, and inske life gen
erally mote endurable and less fatiguing
than it is now:
There was no apparent difference in
the new telephone bni from these com
monly in use, except that immediately
under the transmitter there were several
keys on buttons. One of these buttons
as marked "release," the others "units,"
tens," and "hundreds." These buttons
were the secret of the new svstem, and
the prime factor in making, the position
ot toe "hello girl untenable.
The visitors crowded about the super
intendent as he proceeded to demonstrate
the w rk:nK8 of the new telephone.
"Suppose," be said, "vou wish to call
up No. 121. First vou prcs the 'unit
button once, two pressures on the 'tens'
bufon foilow, and then you complete the
call by a single compress-on of the key
The superintendent pressed the b uttcn
as he spoke, turned the bell key. was al
most "mmediately answer- d by a respon
sive ring, and as the figures "12 1 ap
peared on a disk on the f ice of the
"phone" much 89 the cumbers appear on
a cash register when the button is press
ed, be turntd to one of the party and
"No. 121 is on the other end. Talk to
Residence Telechone.l 169
The pet son
addressed was modest
Bull don't know 121." he said
That's all right," said the superinten
dent, "talk to him anyway."
1 he, guest i ok the receiver. The ex
pression of his face indicated that No
121 was asking what was wanted. "I
simpiy wanted to congratulate you on
the fact that we can reach you without
the aid of a telephone girl," was the
i. very body applauded, and everybody
wanted to try it. Not that telephoning
by the new system sounded any different
tri m talking oyer a wire in the loud way
but there was a curiosity to undergo the
experience of talking to a listener at the
other end of the wire without the ooasi-
biliiy or Interruption by the squeaky
voice ot a telephone divinity.
Now," said the superintendent, "we'll
cau up anotuer numoer, and as 1 press
the buttons you will notice the action of
the figures on the automatic switch
No 5b was colled up that la to s-iv,
"units was pressed six times and -'tens''
five times. All eyes were turned toward
be automatic switchboard. As the but
tons on the phone were pressed an auto
matic arrangemeLt similar to that on the
telephone br x brought out the figures
ob. switchboard and "one corres
The superintendent spoke to "66'' who
had promptly responded, explained that
the subscriber had been called up to illus
trate the working of the new system to a
party of Chicagoans, and apologized for
ttic inconvenience caused.
The apology was evid-ntlv accepted
for the superintendent smiled. "The
subscriber says Laporte'e a bigger town
than Chicago tod ty," he remarked.
a. numoer or otner experiments were
marie. One rf the most intercs'ing was
an illustration of ho iv interruptions c
be bandied. While ta king to one sub
scriber there was a violent ring at the
telephone. Secretary Harris was convert
sine with No. 40 at the time. ''Excuse
me a moment," he said to "40," and then
he pressed the key marked "release.",
Ti.at shut "40" off and permitted the sec
retary to learn who was calling. No. 42
wanted to speak to him. There was a'
brief onversAtion and then the secretary !
pressed the 'release" button and instant
ly was in communication with 40" asain.
The eu. ire system and the mechanism
employed was exDlaineJ to the visitor.
It whs shown how all the possibleannox' g
deli s a is d by the inattention ot tl.
phme girls was avoided, and how time
was&avei Vy the new system. I
A Valuable Remedy.
Ron. Elraund L Piits, the late presi
dent of the New York State senate,
"S'ate of New York. 8enite Chamber,
Albans. March 11. 1886 I have used
A'.lcock's Por.us Plasters In my family
for the pist five years, and can t. uth
f uily say they are a valuable remedy and
effect ereat cures. I would not be with
out them- I hive in several instances
given some to friends suffering with weak
and lame backs, and they have invaria
bly afforded certain and speedy relief.
Tbey cannot be too highly commended."
In Olden limes
People overlooked the importance of per.
maoentlv bectficial effects ami were nut-
isfled with transient action, but now that
is generally known that SvruD of Fiss
ill permanently care habitual constipa
tion, well informed r nnln will not buv
other laxitives, which act for a time, but
anally injure the system.
IOJt renovating the
entire system, eliminating
all Poisons from the Blood,
whether of scrofulous or
malarial origin, this prep
aration has no equal. . .
"For eighteen months I had an
eating sore on my tongue. 1 uas
treated, by best heat fhysictan.;
but obtained no relief; the sore
gradually grew worse. I finally
took S. S. and was entirely
cured after using a frw bottles
C". B. McLemope,
Henderson, J 'ex.
TREATISE on Wood and Skia
Diseases mailed free.
The Swift Specific Co.,
UNACQUAINTED WITH THE GEOGRAPHY OF THIS COUNTRY WILL CBTA'll
tlUCH VAI JABLE INFORMATION FROM A STUDY OF THIS MAP OF THE
CMcap, Ml IsM & Pacific Hy,
The Direct Route to and from Chicago, Joliet, Ottawa,
Peoria, La Salle, Moliae, ISoc Island, in ILLINOIS;
Davenport, Muscatine, Ottuuiwa, Oskatooea, Dea
Moines, Vrinterset, Audubon, Harlan and Council
Blutft, in IOWA ; Minneapolis and St. Paul. In MIN-
KESOTA; Watertown and Sioux Falls, In DAKOTA,
Cameron, St. Jowrh and Kansas City; In MISSOURI;
Omaha, Lincoln, Fairbury and Nelson, in KEBP.ASKA ;
Atchison, Leavenworth, Hortoi;. Torx-ka. Hutchinson.
Wichita, Belleville, Abilene, Dodge City, Caldwell, In
KANSAS: Kincfcher. El Reno ar.d Mineo. in INDIAN
TERRITORY ; Denver, Colorado Sprints and Pueblo.
in COLORADO. Traverses new areas cf rich farming
and grazing lands, afforuing liie best facilities of inter
communication to all tonns and cities east end west,
northwest and southwest of Chicago and to Pacific and
trans -oceanic scapora
VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
Lrallng all competitors in splendor of equipment,
between CHICAGO and DE3 MOINES. COUNCIL
BLUFFS and OMAHV. and between CHICAGO and
MiXVER, COLORADO SPRINGS and PUEBLO, via
KANSAS CITY and TOPEKA and via ST. JOSErTT.
First-Cla'iS Day Coaches, FREE RECLINING CHAIR
CARS, and Talacc Sleepers, with Dining Car Service
Close connections at Denver and Colorado Springs with
diverging railway lines, cow forming the new and
Over which superbly-equipped trains run dally
Tn ROUGH WITHOUT CHANGE to and from Sail
Lake City, Os ier, and San Francisco. THE ROCK
ISLAND Is also the Direct ana Favorite Line to and
fron y.anitou. Pike's Peak and all other sanitary and
scenic rcsortsand cities and mining districts tn Colorado.
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
From St. Joseph and Kansas City to and from all im
portant towns, cities and sections in Southern Nebraska
Kans-u and the Inuien Territory. Also via ALBERT
LEA ROUTE from Kansas City and Chicago to Water
town. Sioux Falls, MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL,
connections for all points north and northwest between
the lakes and the Pacific Coast.
For Tickets, Maps, Folders, or desired Information
apply to any Coupon Ticket Office tn the United States
or Canada, or address
. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN.
Of "Manager Genl Tkt. A Pass. AgU
CHIC Ol Li
ai. IV i
ht iatt-ru. rui1ici;ie, wfTl Cure art me of Tetter. SJr
mKttsh,)Woht(UDktor toKtnattic. So.d b tlruiatr,
nr mil t nii) trr et. 3 hm. ArMr-w, D.
naTzft -- PbiiftiiclpUaU Pk. Aik Tvur dmcS;teUb
W. TREFZ & CO.
Have purchaBed the stock
of B. Birkbnfbld and
have xvTEO'ed to their
new quarters at
2011 Fourth Avenue,
where they will be pleased to
see their old friends and pat
rons. Watch this space (or a special sale
A WORD WITH YOU.
This Beason we have decid
ed to handle bo cheap Rubbers,
.via will sell Arctics and Rub
bers cheap, but they will not be
a cheap article.
! We are desirous of hold
ing good trade and know it can
rot bo done with Arctics made
frcn scrap rubber and coal tar.
j If you wish experience with
cheap Rubbers some other deal
er must supply it.
Shoe Store., SOT Twentieth street. Rock Island.
Popular Prices-Easy Payments
Furniture, Garpsts, Stoyes, etc.,
Just now we are making a big drive on Carpets
wjtiEK beginning Mondav, No. 7ih, we will mak and
lay FfiEE any Brussells or Ve'vet Carpet
"bought of up.
Dinner, Tea. and Toilet Sets.
Parlor Suits for $30.00 worth $40.00.
Bedroom suits for 1 8.00, worth $25.00.
Big values in Chairs, Tables and Sideboards.
STOVES Our assortment is complete; every
thing goes. LOy PRICES.
EASY PAYMENTS No extra charges.
OH AS. A. MECK,
322 Brady Street, Davenport, Ir.
Open tillXo'clock, Saturdav's till 10.
You Feel Relieved
The minute you see our' grand stock of new
and Popular Shoes; they look fresh and
desirable. The first glance shows you that you
are in the right place; everything looks inviting;
no mistake about this being a modern , up-to-the
times shoe store. You wake up to the fact that
you have got into the right store. '
301, 303 W. Second St., Davenport.
231 Twentieth street.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
ND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
All kinds of brass, bronse and alauinum bronze easting, all thades and temper. Hake
a spec laity of brags metal pattern and artistic work.
Sn r ikd Orricx At 1811 First avenae, near Kerry landing.
J. MAGER, Proprietor.
R. Q. H cd son
M. J. Parker.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
Ail kinds of Carpeutering promptly attended to. Estimaei
furnished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. atd Hevententb cu Rock Island.
J. Ma CHRISTY,
MKUfJUB OF CBMm UD iWK
A.k Yonr "rorer for Tbem.
The Christy "OTrB"1si.d Christy "Waraa."
" 1 II