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THE AltGUS, TUESDAY-, J i5. 1893.
Sebd Melo tire's change of ad.
Twelve bolow zero tils moroiog.
Will Rots, of CbicMo. is visitinR in the
Dad OirU" t the theatre tomorrow
Uisa Mae Montrose has returned from
Order roux lcs cream for dinner from
Foand A. store key; owner - can hare
e by calling at The Argus.
W. C. Bertrand of Detroit, is in the
mlj visiting friends for a few days.
J. O. Adams returned to Chicago yes
terday, after a risit to relatiTes in the
Hue Grace Zollinger, of Port Byron,
mat New Year (Say with friends in the
There is rib nicer desert than ice cream.
Have some for dinner and order it from
Xrell & Math. . .' .
cervices are being conducted each
veaiog this week at the Central Presby-
Brick, melon, pyramid or individual
v creams and any fltvor of fruit ice at
JCrell & Math's. .
William Swallow, and wife rejoice in
fe arrival of a bouncing 10 pound boy
u their home at 315 Ninth atreet.
"Dad's Girls' is one of the best comedy
extractions on ice roea. , ii wilt be seen
ai Harper's tbea're tomorrow night.
John Orubaugh, of this city, and Louis
Salpaugh havegono to Minneapolis to at
tend the funeral of the late Mrs. Thomas
Jacob Brookman left last night for the
east on his way to Europe, expecting to
apenff several months in Germany and
8end your orders for game, fish, lob
Mten, clams, shell and canned oysters to
oiujriuB e, ioi oecona avenue.
Will ?an, who has been visitine here
with friends a couple of weeks, left Sun
day night for St. Paul, where he is now
making his home. ,
James 8. Wivillleft Sunday night for
- la Crosse, where he assumes the posi
tion, of cashier in the office of the Adams
Scott county farmers are hiving some
aaaoyance with wolves. A big one was
Billed on the Brady street road north of
There are services every evening at tbe
xirst fti. bj church and a short sermon by
the pastor. The subjact for tonight is
-my Krotbur Simon.
At the parsonage of the First M. E.
hurch at 9 o'clock this morninft.Rev.F.W
-Tterrell united in marriaee John T. Car-
soil and Miss Maggie Hun, of Joslin,
C A. Steel, formerly of this city, has
aeen promoted to resident traveling
lent to connection with the - freight de
jartment of the Hock Island road at
AH members of the Stevenson club are
seueated to be on hand at tonight'i
seetrng, as important business will come
before the meeting, among other things
election of offljeri.
A! A Diuber's large 8t. Bernard dog
wm run down and kilied by an electric
mrtor car on the E m s .reet line at Third
avenae and Nineteenth street this morn
wg. The animal was valued at $100.
Tbe little prty at Dr. Myers' house
aw New Years eve was not a progressive
tmchro party, as stated last evening. It
was simply an informal social gathering
at a-number of the doctor's personal
Viendt. not a card party in any sense.
J. W. Miller, a driver on one of the
Peon Tank Line Co.'s wagons, became
exhausted from tbe cold while in Moline
yesterday morning-and fainted. He was
Taken into a store and given medical at
tendance, bis heart having been found to
kavebeeo sffected. , He was brought to
Ua home in this citf.'where be is resting
A Rock ford dispatch has the follow
iag; Schweinfurtb, the bogus Messiah.
xmmi lo the city today and settled with
tie attorney of James Ogilvle, the 60
year old dupe from whom he took $3,
990 two years ago. Schweiafurth, it is
said, took Ogllvie and his wife and drove
Stem across the country -to a small ita
turn, from which, it is believed, they took
Haeir departure for Canada, where they
sa-iginally came from.
A Baker heater in a Rock Island coach
sontaining a number of Dtveuport citi
sens, F. A. Lischer. J J. Rich at d ion. W.
S. Schmidt, Henry Vollmer, W. O Stack
kouse and Col. Gnorge French explodtd
in Davenport last nigbt,and all the mem
bers of the pirty were more or less
scalded by escaping steam. Col French
ttumst his fist through an end window and
opened the coach door, which was locked
ftrwa the outaidd, and the gentlemen thus
ascaped. None were seriously injured .
Bob 8Uvin, tbe well known minstrel,
died suddenly in Toledo last week. He
was one of the m"st popular negro com
sdiars in the country and bad a host of
rids in this city. The last time be ap
peared here he was one of the proprietors
at McNLh, Slavin and Johnson's tuin
atrels. With the decadence of negro min
. jtrels, he appeared in whi'e face parts,
tat bad been playing in hard luck. He
was talented and proud spirited and bis
misfortune is said to have breken his
tart - .
Tested and Approved-L M. Littig, Erq,
Pres't Marine Nat'l .ank, Baltimore, Md..
says: "I have used Salvation Oil and
led it on excellent remedy for neuralgia.
Imp it in your family."
This nnln t- r .
TTc -J . ri-,. lynua,-o Ammonia; xmo Alum. I
uses MUiion of Homeso Year, the standard I
wam ot 2 anar
Th? Flren-Hi at a Theater. j
A fireman when 1 e has to do duty at a
theater has do sinecure it he follows tbe
rules. He should be at his poet on tbe
stage half an hour before the time named
for the performance to begin and should
not teVirn to quarters without being satis
fied tha; the place is from no cause in dan
ger of f!re.
His first and last duties are to explore
the stage and notice all sources of danger,
such as wings, trar s or openings for stage
effects, flies, border light shields, and in
sist on accumulation of dust or rubbish
being removed. H e must also have an eye
on colored fires, calcium lights, powder,
pyrotechnics, and even firearms- and see
that they do not imperil either person cr
property. He has also to look after handy
water or extinguishers, and to see that
both are ready in a moment for emergency.
The theater fin man has standing in
structions for such eiu4g;enciea to be alert,
but by example tc calm apprehension, in
fact, to make hiimelf so conspicuously in
different as to belit tie the peril. He must
also note and report each and every viola
tion of the laws reg ulating places of amuse
ment, listen to no one if he is sure that he
is performing his cuty, and brook no inter
ference. He is for the nonce superior to all
theater attaches surveillance over gas
fixtures, and can c rder those who manage
the gas and electric lights to do whatever
he may think best toprevent fires or acci
dents. He also has to be sure that on the pro
gramme is printed a correct diagram of tbe
theater, with its exits, and to test the fire
alarm box so that he may be sure it is in
working order. In doing all this he knows
that the instructions to his superior, whose
duty it is to visit him, are that such visits
shall be at irregular times, so that he may
not know the precise time of being under
inspection. N ew ork Times.
An Artificial India Rubber.
About eight years ago the hydrocarbon
"isoprene," whic i had previously been
identified among the products of the de
structive distillat on of crude rubber, was
discovered among the volatile compounds
obtained by the notion of moderate heat
upon oil of turpentine. Isoprene can lie re
converted into true elastic rubber by the
action of strong acids, such as muriatic.
Dr. Tilden who originally made the dis
covery referred to, not long ago produced
from turpentine a quantity of isoprene,
which after being kept for a few weeks be
came thick and sirupv, with lumps of
hard, elastic su bstance floating in it.
These lumps proved to lie true rublxr, and
are supposed to have been formed by the
accidental preseure of acetic or formic acid
in the solution. This rubber appears to be
analogous in every respect to the natural
product, end is equally susceptible of vul
canization. The discovery has been followed bv ex
periments to ascertain the feasibility of
manufacturing ri bber from turpentine on
a commercial scale. An interesting field
for experiments has been opened up by
this discovery, for if, as is possible, other
resins are similar y susceptible of conver
sion into elastic ompoumls, products pos
sessing properties of peculiar value may be
developed, and in any case the dearth of
rubber which has existed for some time in
consequence of the wholesale destruction
of rubber forests is likely to give no fur
ther cause for alarm. Exchange.
The 'el of the Grouse.
In the case of ruffed grouse and quail,
the position occupied while on the nest is
invariably that w hich gives the best view
of the surroundings from tbe more or less
concealed retreat. Who ever heard of a
gTouse's nest where the old bird faced into
the brush pile or t oward the stump or logf
Little Boy Isn t fathers queerf
Auntie In whf t way?
Little Boy W,;n a little hnv fines unr.
thing for his papa, he doesn't get any
thing; but if another man's little boy does
it he gets five ceo is. Good News.
Amnntr the Aiicient. .Ton-. Hnnnl nttt.
vailed, as it has done since among Chris
tian nations, me idea oi death as a tem
porary Sleen has C onbtless had mnch t An
with the strong hold which this custom
nas ootainea amoag unristian peoples.
Talk About Having a Famiiyi
New York, Jan.3. H. Haile, animal deal
er, of No. 246 Grind street, Williamsburg,
has a boa constrictor twenty feet long,
measuring thirty inches around the body.
It gave birth on Dec 28 to forty-seven
young boas, each about a foot in length.
The young snakes run down their mother's
throat on the approach of any one.
Illinois Legtalatlve Notes.
Springfield, Ills., Jan. 3. The legisla
tors are arriving in droves now, and nearly
if not quite all vlll'be here by to-night.
Caleb C. Johnson, of Decatur, is Crafts'
man for tempora -y speaker, and will prob
ably get the prize. Robert Ross, of Van
dalia, is out for senate secretary, and looks
like a staver.
Saved Them a I-ot of Trouble.
Lexington, Miss., Jan. 3. A carriage
containing Maggie Kelly and Archibald
Bartlett. on their way to be married, was
struck by a train Bartlett was killed and
Miss Kelly was so terribly tnaugled that
she will die.
'Significant Dinner at Limerick.
Limerick, Jan. 3. The mayor of the city
gave a banquet last evening to Parnellite
and anti-Parnell te priests. The principal
toast of the evt ning was "Ireland a Na
tion." All the customary toasts to the
oneen. etr... vej-t omitted.
A Co nplete Collapse
is occasioned in oar feelings by (derangements of
the liver, stomach and bowels. Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Pellets cn-e sick and b-.lions headache.
bowel complaints, Internal fever end coativentss.
They remove all w:ite matter, and rettore health
to body and Kind. A duee, as a laxative, con
sists of one tiny, ungar -coated Pellet. Cheapen
and easiest to tat. By drnpgis's, 93 cents
Pipwder jj0 Am mon.a; N AlunL
The minstrels sing at dawn and dark.
And through the slumberous golden noon.
The dove, the robin and the lark.
Here at the threshold of the June,
At dawn the robin's matin song
Is first to wake the dreaming notes.
And while its changes Btill prolong.
The Angelus rings clear and strong
From out a myriad yellow throats;
Then, as the daylight waxes dim.
The wood dove coos its vesper hymn.
The robin at the early dawn.
The lark at noon, at dark the dove
Three minstrels hnt the theme is love,
Anna M. Reed in Californian.
All in a Lire of Sixty Years.
"Uncle Altai" Crockett, a comfositor or
this city, has passed the sixtieth mile post
f his life as a printer. Mr. Crockett has
spent the greater portion of his life at the
ease, and this is what he has accomplished:
At an average of three columns a day he
has "set up" 56.160 columns.
This type put in a newspaper of eight
columns to the page would fill 7,020 pages.
At five minutes per column it would take
one year, three months and thirteen days
to read this amount of matter.
If measured by the "em" it would aggre
At thirty-five cents per 1,000 ems this
amount of labor would be worth 49,140.
This much type would weigh 786.S40
pounds. It would contai n 421 ,200,000 letters.
If these letters were laid end to end they
would cover a distance of 5,81 6 miles.
It would make 11,232,000 lines.
He could have set the nnabridged edi
tion of Webster's Dictionary thirteen
times or the Bible forty-five times.
If placed in one long column it would
reach twenty-two miles.
If the metal were molded into bullets It
would furnish ammunition to fight the
war of 1812 and then have enough type left
to set five copies of "Poor Richard's Al
manac," thr?9 of Talmage's sermons and
207 medicine testinixials. Nevada Demo
crat. What the Interpreter Found Out.
A strange looking man was placed in
the dock charged with being drunk and in
capable. When addressed by the magis
trates he mumbled some incoherent noth
ings and stared vacantly about the court.
One of the justices, suggesting that the
man was a foreigner, spoke to him in Ger
man, but this tbe accused did not seem to
It was then decided, as no interpreter
was present, to send to another court for a
well known warrant officer who speaks five
European tongues. On his arrival this
officer endeavored to make the prisoner
understand his position, trying him with
sentences in several different languages.
but all to no purpose, until he finally came
to the conclusion that the man must be
English. He then put the simple question,
"Are you an Englishman?" and amid a
roar of laughter came the answer, "Yes."
The accused, it afterward transpired, had
a slight impediment in his speech, and was
also a trifle deaf. London Tit-Bits,
The virtues of eucalyptus oil, which
came into such favor in this country dur
ing the influenza epidemic, were found out
in a singular way. A General Stratton
planted fifty-five acres near Haywards,
in California, in 1869, chiefly for timber
purposes, in in it was discovered that a
decoction of the leaves would remove the
incrusted scales from boilers. While the
engineers were preparing the liquid they
imagined the odor cured one of bronchitis
and the other of asthma, and they started
a factory to extract the oil at San Lorenzo.
Considerably over 20,000 pounds of the oil
have been sent to England from California
in one year. Yankee Blade.
Sound is said to travel over 700 miles an
hour, yet the sound of a cat yelling in the
Dac& garuen nas been known to remain in
one spot ior nve maddening hours.
70B RENT A KURNISEEO ROOM. APPLY
i!is TDira Avenue.
ANTED -A COMPETENT MAN TO ACT
as collector, nail at this office.
THE DAILY AKGCS DELIVERED ATYOC
door every evening ior li"4c per week.
ar:d-a-balf avenne. east of Twnt-..onih
WASr,TA SITUATION, EITHEt AT
" "Km nouneworn or at eewirp in a respota
u.siuuuj. Auurem mar; 11," ooeCoRlcc.
11 A I K n TO T? IT V T A TI iT -t T-
" .lee!!th' Twentieth or Twenty-first nrecu. and
Feb. let. Apply by letter, givtnp locution to D, care
Just Finished INVOICI
And we find our stock altogether to large, particularly in Over-coats,-much
larger than usual at this season. Determined to unload
we have trotted out our old War Horse
Which has always been the most effective
IN SMALL LOTS WE HAVE MADE BIG CUTS It is not
at a Joss rather than carry over.
TM MRVsmrifpmiTa j
pry instance T there haVbeen a
Boy's and Children's Overcoats
$9 50 grades of C li'dren's
7 75 praies of Children's
6 75 grades of Children's
You know that M & K. carry only the best grades of Clothing produced, and when theyinnounce
these reductions it signifies nice choice goods at a big saving to the purchaser. It's an- excellent
opportunity to invest. Better take advantage of it.
hdl W U
Best Equipped Clothing and Shoi Hous? in Rock Island County. 1729 2d
THE RIVERSIDE OAS
will keep fire all night with soft coal;
will not cas or sm"ke; heavy steel body;
large 86h pan. Call and examine this
wondeiful stove sold by
New styles ot
D. BUT BOM'S.
1726 Second Ave.
-Base Ball Headqnarters. -
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
Always on hand the fined brands of domestic
and imported cicara. All brands of tobacco.
The acore of all tbe ball games wi'l bs received
L. GLOCKHOFF, Prop.,
1P08 Second Avenne.
cut of from SflO teSm Tn
Stf frm 12 00 t0 5-00 In
Overcoats reduced to $7 50
Overooats reduced to 6 00
Overcoats reduced to 5 00
A Happy New Yea ri
We propose to open the new
year with a grand closing
In some instances prices will be
cut right in two. It will be
impossible to mention all the
styles aad fabrics included in
this sale, but a glance below
will give you some idea of the
extent of the offering
Heating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam Fitting,
A complete line of Pipe, Brass Goods, Packiug'.Hose.
Fire Brick Etc. largest and best equipped
establishment west of Chicago.
DAVIS nuji Moline, HI. I 1 IS, 1 14 West Seventeenth et.
Telephone 2053. J Telephone 1148. Rockien
Residence Teleohcn- 1 16P
Special Holiday Slipper Sale.
We have the Largest Line of Holiday Slippers
ever opened in this city. Look at the prices: 49c
69c, 78c, 89c, 9Sc, $1.29 and $1.48. It will pay you
to lay in a year's supply during this sale, and to
make it a Holiday advertisement we will give to
every pure aser of a pair of shos a beautiful boek
let of the Presidents of the United States.
FAMOUS SHOE STORE,
108 W. 3d near Brady Davenport, Iowa.
Gk L.WYNES & CO.
Ie now located in hit new shop, , .
At 324 Seventeenth Street,
WLiEhtSboc..,pecilt,. . . Opoelte the Old und.
and speediest for accomplishing our aim.
that we can afford thin t,- 1 V : ,.
affrd but U has baen our Pollc7 to
.f i P8-9 1)6611 re5nced as much a8 8-- Ti'wont
a ftw lotB the P"ce Only the finer grades of
$16.50 gaades of Boys'
13 CO grades of Boys'
8.50 grades of Boys'
10 pieces 50 to 54 inch dress
flannels 39c. 8
6 pieces 50 inch wool rnir
- tures 50c.
1 lot doable fold mohairs iq
i lot 36 to 38 inch all wool
fabrics, have been 48 to 58c a
yd, all go during tlis
Large lot of other dress goods
at reduced prices.
During this sale we will deduct from
the price of every ladies' misses' scd
childs' cloak 20 per cent.
A fine assortment from which to
select, including our famous seal -ctte
earmentp"; from these we w:!l
deduct 10 per cent.
Overcoats reduced to Jl3 55
Overcoats reduced. to 9 90
Overcoats reduced to 6 75
ave., 116 to 122 19th st