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I' '"'!'!.. , -..ranee Companies be following
Ftre tns. Company of . Y.
rrrmM In- Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
I!lc?:r.,m.,ii Ins. Co.. Rochester. M .
H1" ,' ' .', of Pittsburgh. Ps.
7" Hire ". London.
:,,V, I. ''.. Sew Hnwn. Conn.
I'" :, i.,whnirf Ins. On.. Milwaukee. U i.
JSirrelM.Ca.of Peoria, 111.
Office Cor. ism pi-, ami oeconu Aye
ROCK ISIiiND, IU.
gAYES & CLEAVELAND
n Dti:-k' cf 40 Million Dollar
r.re Life. loraaao.
f.vi, r-Kimiu 41. Mitcha'l . Lynflc' block
lyrnurf mii ' " 1 1 w" "
J. M. BUFORD,
General . . .
? ,. i' 1 Fire unl Titn-tnea Companies
Lossss Promptly Paid.
n- 'ot -tny reliable company Certi, offort.
STATE SAVINGS BANK,
oj.-e Corner Fifteenth .treat tod Third in,
! 'He WnIioeSaTtncs Baca. Organised 18SS
TptCEM. 1TTEREST .MDM DEPOSITS.
ftrcn1..rl ander Stale T.K.L
Ojs rnm 9 a m. u 3 m., and Wednesday and
Saturday nichtc framT to 8pm
?.kth Kimra. - - President
B A. Aiwiibtb, - - Vice-President
J ? Ekmsnw.t. ... Caeiuer
pnniT-ik inner. W.W.Wells,
i .A. li wi , -I . A. AIneworrh,
0. B. Eiiwarda, W H. Adm.
Aniin w rr:lHT(f, F. nmenway.
Ihra r Darling.
REAL ESTATE LOANS
aa for private parties hi the garden
pot of the west by the
Orchard State Bank
of OttCHABf), NEBRASKA .
W. Daar. President.
J.8. Bast CaaMrr.
fc ctieTl A t.vnA Rankers
J. f. KobiBKon, Caataer Hark Island . Rational
t.c Carter, w. D.
H' nry Dart's Sons. Wholesale flwfn .
ITT I(NKY AT LAW-Offlce In Kitchen
1 Lvmk'f new block.
JACKSON Ac HCKST,
ITTOTiNEYB AT LAW. Office In Rock Isla-d
''v j.ns Bank nUdlng. Ko-.k Inland, in.
D1:vet. 0. L. WAtkMTi.
SWKESET k WALKER,
J"KNBY3 AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
1 ' a. Iung4ioi' l-iook. TtocK ,.K..nt., . ,.
At'EMHY & McEMKF,
J "!:NRV'S AT LAW Loan money on sood
"r"ri:y. make collections, Reference, If '-teb-
ujv.ixi;. Hankers. Woe IE Kostomca mock
1 TdllNKY AT LAW Formerly of Port Byron
f (Inrinc the past two years with the firm of
'""n.'U' Entrik'-n at Moline. has now oi-tied
J mcf "i the jaditorinm building, room 6, at
c J- SRi.t. 8. W. KlABU
' "iRNEtS nd Connsollors at Law and 8o
J"nr. In Chancery; office Btford'a block.
the umiaturaJ discharges and
privntc 1 utcaaes of men and tha
I UKbiljuttiiig weakness peculiar
l.rr'j to women. It eum in a few
aSdavs wi'.hnnt tha aid or
publicity of a doctor.
int ( nitvrwtf American ture.
V.,n..( . A W I
. pJk -fhe Evans Cht meal Co. -J
u - m. a,
Ti MP n',ri fnllv Hi
and fnllv ripv1or am
ir.t nrf!e.Wafiti(. Viral It yu'ndUke trouble
i"' writ t fHitktl) t rftrioynTouewhowH
!; .V jf Ask your Dmggist for a I
TAr mottle of Big U. The only 1
remedv for all mJ
r u.b. a ' rjr 1
ckBeadaeheand n.lievaan O
jm-uv m oiunqi Rate or tbe (
Insnesa, Nansnt, Irowstaewi
ywtem, w oh as
".iuig, m in the K.lo, Jtn. t
"hile their not.
rtsnaDHiNe ancceaa baa been all
ywn in cujiiig
. ntiritT th IM .nrrinfw nl.l.
.while iher al?'1
-h jitiuniLUe ta:.
van If tlieyotii;
i.racd regulate U bowels. 1
triY w.-.a.Jbesltrcfctjrricr.C3ato1hoiow -""
' lL,r fom U"'J tilvr.;!JS comj laint; but for..c-t.JfilythoiraixidneeedocsnoendlKTni-iUt:!-)..-tvJisonce
try tbsm will find tBvaolitUopilNvu''i-"v-zielnsoiany
ways that the v will not
. SE to do witbxnt tbpm. Lot a ler ailsiv-j. i j'
''illtCbarjaof (oranrllra) tl: T:f'ro la :-. v
vioakeorr(t&t 3c:-.,t. c-r ; Vvoroitwhi'a
Ctiors do not.
Cartrr'a tittle Liver Pills are v?.ry sTrall zr.i
V-ry erpy to take. Ore or twe p Us ic kvid- ..
ihiy arettrictly vo-t. 'able and do w. srljic o;
i ui;n . fin ny uieir teTeajction TwaU wb
caetuem. loTvalni-t; i-.iia ; ;iv.-.f-.- J), toe
J dreg jista Tveryttia-e, or e.x tl.vi
CARTER tnM;HS DO.. W w Yorii.
Ma. II ?v t j...ib .....
irn vn . ?irs iir- v.-:.;
Healthful; Agreeable, Cleansing.
Ctappad rZancU, WotmiSi;, Burn a, Etc
SemOTM and Prevents Dandruff.
AMERICAN FAUILY SOAP,
Best for General Household Uie
T. H- THOM AS.
3 TO 3 DAY3.
A3SOUTTS ouar FOB'
Wilt- HOT CAll8t
-.r. .., oi.iieSTa
T H. THOMAS Sol" irent
A nsw and Coplete7Treatm'?nt, consisrinp of
a"pTMiitorie. Ointment in 'Btnl , alo in Box
ai'd Pi Is; A Poilie Onre for t X'ernat. Blint or
B'et-dina itcliinu, ChroM Iter -n or HTHdit rv
Pilrs Female wkakkkssrs anr m nk other 'He
ease.; itis alwava a erat henrfit to th general
health. he firs' discovery of a me'llral core ren
dering an operation with the ) nife unnecessary
taereiftor Ti ls R-rnedT has never been known
to fall 1 per box. for SS: stnt br mail. Why
snffer from this ferriable die a.e whe" a written
pnarante- is ositiT'y Rien wita S bottles, to re
fund th money if not cored. Sen stamp for
fr- enmy'r Wnarar.t t ""r "ei,"
JAPANESE, LIVER PELLETS
Acts Ilk maeic on the tomae.h. Liver aun llw
ea: dispels iiysnepeia, Biilonsne-s, Fever. Colds.
Nervoas r)tsoriiera,sleeple!nes,Los of Appetite
restore, tha compleetion; perlect dicesmm fol
lows their se. Positive core tor Bicx Hbahachi
and Constipation. Small, mild, tasy to take Large
Vial- f SO "ills a rent.
BARTZ A BAHNS'iM Sole A (rents Bock I'land
it I it ll.l I A I .- arrxti t rv
ilt r'AK- V'- AMTKtO J l7 ti U N V
R0VE0- UvCl-CTflJC 85 T Afifi
aitr, 4MiliHn"i ( nTi;a ,f i'N-v'ricn -fi vl M i..t
r.fit t. ...nitn'i, or . iwitnt -m, in cr-
t . i - m..t n.n' vn, VorV cnHe." kr -
'H'T; I . . . - .. ! "3t; ie rHt
Tho desires a rood bntness pp.' tion n the Worl(l
'alrcity Hlionld wrltoatonre fe-T't'i.imsv.hi. of the
amoua Metrtipolltan lifslnes t!!erje. Chiraet-iniuMfarilltlesforplaeln(Tf-ti,
.- ,3. l'.iitttbheo
"veara Occupies Its own : ' - i"'':es
-J i .t. iV--rr r ,
THE ARGUS SAT U BP AY. DECEMliEK 17,
HOW DROWNING FEELS.
J AVho AYaa Kesrnert Thn.rlit ttt
Stork, and a Diamond Ring.
"It's all rot alout wliut a fellow thinks
when be in drowning" said Plnmper a.s he
drew a bead of rel tit-2 on the end of bis
cigar after a late dinner. "I have been
there myself. It makes me tired to read
those accounts in the newspapers, and to
bear it preached from the pulpits about
the flash of consciousness,' as they call it,
which comes to a man jautt as he goes
nnder water for the laxt ttme and Rires up
the ghost. I beliere when a man Kinks he
ka aeyeral moment of coasciouaness and
his mind simjily keeps working in the
same direction it did whew he first went
"lit tell you how it was with myseJf.
While in Hew York a few simmers ago I
left my wife at the Hoff man and ran down to
Seabright.on the Jersey coast, 'to aeeatnan.'
Took a bath of course from the Octagon
beach. Not much surf, water warm, ami
it was delightful to get out a little way
from shore, cros my arms under my bead
and lie there ,t full length atop of Uie
wares. I know perfectly well what I was
thinking about. I had taken a little flier
in Septemiier wheat, the day before. Would
sell whenever it struck eventy-six cents.
Dead sure thing. Hroker said I couldn't
possibly lose, but had bet!i-v put up 10 per
cent, margin as a 'were u..nur of form.
What should I do wit h the proceedsf That's
what occupied me. Bny tbe girl at the
Hoffman a diamond riny! Surprise tier
with it. liow she would .smile as I handi l
her tiie bnr.i
" 'Hello! Who's there?' I ydlctl as I felt a
pretty heavy st.ro':;- on my rij;hi shoulder.
I srjrrnosed some other swimmer was out
there with me and had accidentally given
rae a kick. Didn't change my position at
all. 'Yes, the dear old girl had been beg
ging me for that ring a long time. How
pleased she will look as she goes up to the
window with it for inspection taming
her hand to the light to gai the different
spark lesl I'll tell her it's forty carats fine.
She doesn't know a carat from a cat.' And
I chuckled with the fun of the thing ami
took a big breath to swell my rbest above
the wattr line. 'What's that?'
"Another rap on my right calf by some
thing underneath me. In an instant I was
pulled below the surface, and realized that
I was being dragged down and out to sea.
I made one dfsperate struggle to keep up,
took in a qmirt. of water or so instead of
the necessary cubic inches of air, felt a
choking sensation for a moment a gasp
or two. and I limbered. I was gone! 'Dear
old mamma. Yes, wheat was bound to go
up.' 1 stood by the ticker. Down she
sterted-75-' i-Vt--M- 'Hang the
sMff! "Close it out.' The lane had turner!
iuto a beautiful snake, whiah was slowly
wrigtrling en:t of my hsnds, while I tried
to poke He head through a diamond ring.
'Dear old mamma.' That was Ml. I was
"The next thing I knew I was lying on
the sand tn the hot sun. A ring of men
and women rtpod around me. Two doc
tors were pumping my arms up and down
oveT my head to restore respiraticm. Some
body was chafing my feet to get up eireu
lalion. I was gasping, choking, struggling,
righting, and the pain of it was ejTiD4e.
Drowning wasn't bad at all, but the com
ing back to life was terrible. I came out
of it all right. Talking it over with the
two bathmuNters the next morning, they
said I bad been struck by a shark or some
other big fish which saw me lying motion
less on the surface of the water. It had
first green me a nudge on h shoulder to
see what 1 wai, and then made a bite at
my kg, caught he teeth in my bathing
suit and dragged me nnder. They said
they saw me go down and made a rush for
me. The fish had broken loose, and I was
limber as a rug on the bottom. Now this
just illustrates what 1 said at the start
that a fellow makes a very cafiy drown of
it, and so far frotu suffering a review of his
past life in one lurid moment of conscious
ness goes off smoothly and dreamily into
the other world." tt. Louis Giobe-Demo-crat.
A MaJaeca Hoy Sltetebea tlis English.
A Portr'ne3 boy in a Malacca public
school was told to writ a com position tell
ing all he knew about the English. This
is what he wrote, the spelling being amend
ed except in the one marvelous word "do
cnt," which means dogcart:
"English is very proud and very white.
They are mostly governors, schoolmasters,
policemen, magistrates, and a few are
lawyers and doctors and basks and many
other things. They nerer work. The
wear hate and boots sod ride in doewts.
Some English goes to etrarch, bat only
once. Tbey are eterer tennis and bail
games atid drinks moeo brandy and other
things. Some are married. They eat a
much quantity of many things. One of
their grent delights smoking eigara and
shooting and ruining coming home in it.
English is clever at all things. My father
says Portuguese is busck and ugly and
catch fish, but English is white and pretty
and eats fish w hat is cougbt. Father in
black and Ufcjy, but making nets. English
its very fierce. If anybody does something
they swear dam. English women is few.
They ride and play the music and sing and
make faces, it hs easy no work uor lillle
houses. 1 don't know uny more English.
That is all I know."
The small community of Englishmen in
Malacca looks upon the circulation of thus
composition as a very bad joke, but the
residents elsewhere say that it is so true
that if this Portuguese boy could only be
taught spelling he would prove a second
Kudyard Kipling. Pall Mall Gaeette.
A Tast Coal Supply in Japan.
For agriculturists the Japanese Island of
Yesso, though nearly the size of Ireland,
does not appear to offer much attraction,
but its coal mines seem likely to prove of
more and more importance. Fifteen years
ago it was estimated by the American en
gineers who made the first surveys for the
government that the workable coal beds
of Yesso couuuued 150,000,000,000 tons, or
about two-thirds as much as the coal beds
of Great Britain. This startling estimate
has just been more than'eonlrmed by offi
cial government surveys.
Of the Yesso coal nine-tenths is found in
one district, that of the valley of the IsM
kari river, uear the west coast. The first
Coal mined in the island, at Iwanai, in the
province of Shirfbeshi, belongs to the
smallest of the six coal fields, containing
barely 2,000,000 tons. As regards quality,
although it id very uneven and none of it
stands in the front rank even of Japanese
coal, it is stiil declared by our consul to be
"all marketable." London News.
The Man Got Away.
Mrs. Blank What wonderful things ara
Mr. Blank Iu what way?
Mrs. Blank Every way. The papers say
a ew telephone instrument has been in
vented by which the crying of a baby may
be heard at the distance of a pundred
miles. It don't say who was the inventor.
Mr. Blank Then he must have escaped.
Worth. Hundreds 01 Xrollara.
My wile used only two hoitle rtt
"MoTker's Frieud" before her third con-'
fiuement. 8ava she wnnM .ni W with.
out it for hundreds of dollars. Had not
hslf as much trouble as befrrr. Dock
Milks, Linci-!u P.rish, La Sold by
Hart ft Bnhnsea
Woman has been compelled te gaffer,
not only her Ills, but those arising
fram a want of knowledge en the part t
those with whom the stands connecte.
In the tneesions af the rich and hovels af
the poor, woman has bees alike the pa
tient victim of ills unknown te man. Bat
now the hour of her redemptios has
COne. Bradfielfl's Tern ale Beratatnr
cures all diseases peculiar ta her seX.
Sold by Haria A Bahnsea
The Fiirhting McCoataa.
The MeCook f.tmily was well represented
in the war of the rebellion, and the mem
bers were generally "bunched" as the
fighting McCooks." General Alexander
McCook had an one of his rtaff officers Ad
jutant General Dan McCook, of Illinois.
Other members of the family were Captain
Edwin McCook, who belonged to Logan's
regiment; Lieutenant Edward McCook,
who was in t he regular army; Major Anson
G. McCook, of the Second Ohio; Captain
Henry McCook, of Illinois, and Sbeldor.
McCook, lieutenant in the navy. They
bore themselves bravely and won abe title
"fighting McCooks" where the bottle
raged fiercest. Washington Star.
Aroosg the thousands of testimonials
of cores by Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure,
is that of Nathan Allisons, a well-known
citteen of G!en Rock. Pa , who for years
had ehortntss of breath, sleeplessness,
pain in left side, shoulders, smothering
spello, etc.; one bottle of Dr. Miles' New
Heart Cure and one box of Nerve and
Liver Pills, cured h m. Peter Jaquet
Salem, N J , is another witntes, who for
twenty years suffered with heart disesse,
was pronounced incurable by pbyciciane,
death etarcd bim in the face, could not
lie down for fear of smothering to death
Immediately af:er using the Kew Cnre
he felt belter and could lie down and
sleep all cicbt, and is now a well man.
The New Cure is sold, also free baok, by
Hartz & BahDfPB
A Gr.at Esssfactor-
"Educators are certain! v the
benefactors of the race, an4 after reading
Dr Franklin Milts' popular works can
not help declaring him to be among the
most entertaining and educating authors.
Sew York Daily. He is rot a stranger
to our readers, as his advertisements ap
pear in our columns in every bene calling
attentien to the fact thst his elegant
work On M. rveo.8 and Heart Diseases is
iatributed free by oor enterprising drug
eist. Harte & Bahneen. Trial bottles of
Dr Miles' Nervine are given away; also
book of testimonials showing that it is
uneqoaJed for nervons prostration, head
ache, poor memory, d aainess. sleepless
nees, aears'gia, hysteria, fits, epilepsy.
KUsa Bem and Liver Pais.
Act on a new principle regulating the
iver. stomach and bowels through the
oerves. A new discovery. Dr. Miles'
Pills speedily cnre billioosness, bad taste,
orpid liver, piles, constipation. TJn-
-qnalled for men, women, children.
"tallest, mildest, enreetl 60 doses 25
ecte. Samples free at Hartz & Bahn
What the Hou. George G. Vest rays in
egard to the superiority of the Hirsch
ocrg's diamond and non-changeable spec
"I sm using glasses which I purchased
Tom Prof. Hirschberg and they are the
heUl ver tritd; it affords me great
oleasure to rerorctnend Trof. Hirschberg
b an excellent optician, and bis glasses
ire simply unequalled In mv experience
G. G. Vest
Thete spectacles are for sale by T. H
Thomas arrnt t(.r Rork Island."
Ws have sold El?'a Cream Baam about
thtse years, and have recommended Its
wse in more thaa a hundred special cases
of catarrh The unanimous answer to
nr it;anirif8 is. "It's the best remedy I
have ev. r used " Our experience is. tht
where parties eentinued its use, it never
fails to cure. J. H Montgomery & Co ,
druggist. Decorak. Iowa.
When I began asing Biy's Cram Balm
my catarrh was so baa I bad headache all
he time ar i diaabarged a large amoant
of filthy tnattT. That has almost en
tirely disappeared and I have not had
'eadaehe since. J. H. Sommers, Sleph
Fits All fits stopped free by Dr.
Kiine's Great trve Restorer. No fits
after the first day's use. Marvelous
cures. Treatise and $ 8 trial bottle free to
fit cases. Send to Dr. Kline. 931 Arch
ttreet, Philadelphia, Pa. For sale by all
dtugpists: call on -ptjts,
many women suffer f' Om Exce
Scant Meuatruation; they doat know
who tc cocfidc in to get proper sdvrcc-Don-
confiot; ic anybody but try
Soeciic for PAiHFJL. PROFUSE.
SCAI,Y. SliPFRESScB a ad IRREGULAR
touk to 'WOMAN - mailed free.
flfiAPFIFli Sc;iiLT03 00 Sflwra tu
Paid ay Harts Bahnaen,
I n art -
I tl ""r'e-ioru He'to-'d
I U f2"r--LIifE-3GEEAT
Thr iriDk T'tkctu'is cf ubvm'a (Hwrmrirf wtibmt
yir iait-mil ojit m of TttrT.
r . niwy . Hi VI lew. Itch. Horn. rtatplM. Rnrsiperu.Ae.
r' HtV.tf tin ot-TUt'f cr htmf -tarrflicc. f-otd rV 4rus:jpr,i,
tv..VI!t A SV t-DttaWtlUaaV. raV
c 3i0. P.
ttreett. where adver
t say jontraata ma?
ma, tie t n
V Al K II V MUULJ J
Caetoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opiam, Morphine nor
other Karcotic substance. It is a Iiarmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
feverishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and "Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach
and boards, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend.
"Cartoria if an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children."
Dk. G. C. Osgood,
" Castoria is the best remedy for children of
which I am acquainted. I hope the day is not
far distant when mothers will consider the real
interest of their children, and use Castoria in
stead of the various quack noRtrums which are
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
them to premature graves."
Ps. J. F. KlHCBKLOB,
The Cestaur Company, TT
WE ARE ALWAYS IN IT WITH
THE FINEST OF
Bread, Cakes, Buns and Pies
In the ciiy.
Delivery wagons always on thw road. Parties desirous of
baring them stop at their residences, will please notify the
same at our piemisp.
MUNBOE, DeRUE & ANDERSON.
J. T. JDIXOJNT,
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
ty CORPORA TTtD TJHDKH THB BTATW IW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
BOOK ISLAND, ILL.,
Opaa dally from 9a. m. to 4 p. m., aad Saturday evenings frost T to 8 o'clock.
Five rercont Interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned on Personal. Co
lateral, or Real Fstate Security
P L. MfTCHBLL. Proa. r O. DBTiKMANH. VIce-Prea. j. . BTTFOBTi, Oashlar.
r. I KltobeuV B. P. Remolds, F. C. Denkmann. John Orobaara. H. P. Hall
Phil Mitchell, L. Stmon, E. W. Erjrst, J. . PrTford.
jAOKeon A HuBST,?ollcltora.
yfBegan business nly . 181C., and oeenpy the 'ontbeast corner af M Itchell A Lmde's saw
City 'Bus and Express Line.
Telephone Rock Island or Harper Hotels tor 'bus or express
wagron and you will receive pron pt attention.
TIMUEK LAKE & SPENCER, Props.
. Aiiaya rain
me norea, Itextorf.
I Gives Relief at
I Armlv tnto the Sottrilt
50c lruiririts or bv maiL
R. Q. Hudson
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
all kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimates
furnished when desired.
8hop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth jt. Rock Island.
Davenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALL, DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATALOGUE ADDRE-irt
J. C. DUNCAN. ProDrietor.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
All kinds of braes, bronse and aluminum bronze catting, all shades and temyisr. Make
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
Baor Orvics-At 1611 First avenae, near Ferry autdiag, . MOCK ISLArTD.
J. MAGER, Proprietor:
" Castoria is so welt adapted to ahfldren that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me."
H. A. Arcbkb, K. D.,
Hi So. Oxford St , Braokryn, If. T.
" Our physicians m the children's depart
ment have spoken highly of their experi
ence in tbeir outside practice with Castoria,
ami althcugh we orty have among our
medical supplies what is known as regular
products, yet we are free to confess that tba
merits of Castorie, has won ui to look with
favor upon it." .
United Hosfitai. asn Piapnaaar,
Aixsn C. Surra, Prrt.,
Murray Street, New York City.
BALM-Tleansea the Naaal
eanses the NnRal !, TTrT
animation. Heals ffWt
mrll. and Cures I tiTADnVt.l
Taste) and Si
once for Colrl In Head,
It ta (mirtlu AhnrhA
KL.V RHOR.. aa w,mn h x; v I
M. J. Pabkxb.