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THE AliGUS. WEDNJSSDAr. JaNU K 4, 1893.
Fine coastiog at the Tower slide.
Mrs. II. B. 8udlow h visitiag ia Peo
ri. Fine Florida oraoeei 25 3 par A0111 at
Genuine Holland herring 75c per ke at
Mra. T. B. B af ard' condition Is report
ed unchanged today.
C. A O. bottler' annual bill at Turner
hall Saturday evening.
The toboggan slide at the Watch
Tower ia in splendid shape.
Lamps at Loosley's the rest ef this
week. See card fifth page.
Crntnb trays and brushes at Loosley's
this week . Sse card fifth page.
The Tri-Citj Ice park is in fine condi
tion and is open afternoons and even
ings The C. & O. bottlers will have their
annual ball at Turner hall Saturday
Rev. Father Desmond, of Monmouth,
was in the city yesterday, a visitor at St .
The Rock Island Savings bank has de
clared a semiannual dividend of 3 per
cent, and is paying it.
Hiss Susan Edgington, of Reynolds,
was in Rock Island yesterday on her way
to Aurora to reBume her school studies.
Louis Ochs, who has been confined to
hij home by sickness for several weeks,
has recovered sufficient to be able to
A fores of men is engaged ia
transplanting trees at the t atch Tower
and thus improving the appearance ot
Send your orders for gime, fish, lob
sters, clams, shell and chd (! oysters to
Harry Smythe's, 1819 Second avenue.
Business is lively at the plow works.
Two crews are working, one day and the
other night. The force will soon em
brace 6iX) men.
Money spent in getting good light is
well Invested. Have the best a Centra!
draft lamp. Special prices at Liosley's
this week. See card fifth page.
Martin Weinberger has begun cutting
ice out ia the channel at the foot of
Fifth street. It Is nice clear ice and he
has plenty for sale on the platform.
Conductor Eiward Terry und wife are
now comfortably located in this city,
which they will tntke their home. They
are domiciled at Mrs. Stanton's on Nine
John MrPtirah, of this city, was nom
inated for second assistant door keeper
of the house at Springfield by the demo
cratic caucus ye8?erda on the fourth
ballot. It is a 3 50 a day position.
Ida Peterson, the Moline girl who Is
charged with having criminally neglected
her child, was arreBted this morning on
a warrant issued by Coroner Hawes and
brought down and placed in 'the tfounty
jail, where she is sick in bed.
A conference will be held at the coun
cil chamber Friday evening at which
time all interested in the improvement of
First avenue for railroads are to meet
with the council, The meeting will be
informal and the promoters of the term
inal project, and the railway interests
will be beard.
John Buford Post. G A. R., and the!
Women's Relief Corps had their installa
tion of officers on Monday night at G. A.
R. hall. In addition to the officers pub
lished after the election on Dec. 1, J. E.
Larkin was installed as quartermaster
serieant and Robert Jameson as commissary-sergeant.
At tbe close of the busi
ness meeting a fine supper was served by
the W. R. C. and a social time indulged
One famous sapphire was found in Ben
gal by a poor man who sold wooden spoons.
It was taken to Europe and bought by tlur
house of f las poll at Rome. Later it be
came the property of a German prince,
who sold it to Ferret, a Parisian jeweler,
for31,e20. It was absolutely without a
blemish, and weighed 176 karats. This
stone eventually found its way Into the
Museum of Natural History at Paris. ' -
A beautiful star sapphire is owned in
New York, and two magnificent spcimen8
of this jewel in possession of Burdett
Coutts ore valued nt f 139,500. Another iu
the collection of Mr. Hope is called the
"marvelous sapphire," being blue by
daylight nnd amethystine by night.
Uedgr la City I'arks.
Hedges cut no figure in the parks of this
city. There is only one piece of hedge in
Central park a short double row leading
to the gatehouse of the liig reservoir. Its
success, however, tdiows what might be
done. It has been growing twenty years
perhaps, and it has renched a condition of
perfection seldom attained .by rural hedge
rows. It is more than 44 feet high and
3J feet wide and is trimmed to a compact
mass. New York Sun.
An Easy Way to Remove Stumps.
Rotting tree stumps may be easily re
moved in this way: With a 1-inch auger
bore a hole in the center of the stump
about eighteen inches deep, and put in
twenty ounces of saltpeter, fill the hole
with water and plug it tight. In the
spring take out the plug, pour into tbe
hole a half pint of crude petroleum and set
it on fire. The stump will burn and smol
der to the end of tbe roots, leaving nothing
but ashes. Exchange.
Tested and Approved-L M. Littig, Epq
Pres't M rine Nat'l .ank, B-tltimorn, Md..
sys: "I have used 8alvation Oil and
find it an excellent remedy for neuralgia.
Keep it in your family."
JTbe only Pu Cream of Tartar
BROWN AS A PUNCTUATOR.
What Came of Trying a New Kapid
Method of Learning the Rules.
"Brown, my boy, there's nothing like it.
t's better than 'French in six weeks,' be
:ause you can work it into yourself in a
month, so tha-, you can hardly say or think
anything witl out followingtherule. Take
this beautiful selection, which recalls oui
schoolboy das: 'The boy stood on the
burning deck, comma, whence all but he
had fled, semii olon; the flames that lit the
the battle's v-reck, comma, shone around
Vim o'er the l ead, period.' That's grand;
that's inspiring. You have all the beauty
and all the sentiment, and besides you
punctuate as you go along, and so mingle
She artistic and the useful."
Brown wat. quite taken with this new
plan for leaning how to punctuate prop
erly. He ha 1 often felt like a brother to
the fellow wl o wrote a book without any
punctuation whatever, simply adding in
an appendix a complete list of punctuation
marks, from which the reader could select
and punctuate as much or as little as he
The first lesson went off swimmingly.
Brown so fell into the spirit of it that as
he walked up the street afterward he
found himseif soliloquizing: "I wonder,
comma, if 1 1 ad better get that paregoric,
comma, for t he baby, comma, before I go
home, period. Perhaps, comma" Then he
slipped up oil a piece of banana skin and
went down flat with two exclamation
points and e lough stars to equip several
issues of a "Manket sheet."
For the first time in his life he felt like
using the "d ish" and also making a dash
for the miscreant who threw that murder
ous peel tin re. He lay on the pavement
long enough to denote several paragraphs,
then got up with difficulty and limped
down the str-et. Cut the magic power of
that first leson was still upon him, and
meeting a iw.sboy lie began, "Well, com
ma, my boy, eonimri, have you The Star?
interrogation point." The sharp eyed lit
tle rascal stared at him curiously, and then
replied: "Co n-ah? Come off. When did
yer 'scape from th' 'sylnin?"
After purctnating the town generally
during the n:t two hours and getting u
crowd of sin ill boys at his heels, whom he
escaped by seeking refuge ia an empty
school build' ng a place the average boy
never enters if he can help it be took
home to his lear family a somewhat bat
tered but sti 1 large supply of punctuation.
At 3 a. in. his wife nudged him, "John
John, there are burglars in the house!"
"What ah:- Uurglars, burglars." Now
wide awake, he sprang to the floor ex
claiming, "Uearest, comma, I will defend
you, comma, iwn with my heart's blood,
comma, if l ecossary, exclamation point."
He then t hr-w (.pen the chamber floor right
in the face i f two masked burglars, who
held pistols to his breast nud demanded,
"Your mom y or your life!"
With one whirl of his strong right arm
he dashed the pistols aside, two bullets
perforating the hall window instead of his
head, us wi.s intended. With two more
whirls of t'j:it trusty arm he sent the
burglars, as surely and swiftly as one sen
tence folio vs another in the mouth
of a two-hundred-a-minute speaker, out
through tho window after the bullets,
remarking: "There, comma, now, comma,
you can hurt your bullets at your leisure,
period. Ca J again, comma, and I'll show
you how to punctuate better, comma, but
you can't put a period to my existence just
Then, rmbing back to his wife, he ex
claimed, "Joy of my life, exclamation
point, light of my eyes, more exclamation
points, come to my arms, period." They
fell, weeping, upon each other's necks.
Stars and dashes come in here, denoting a
domestic scene too sacred for the eyes and
ears of th s vulgar public Washington
A Strange Dream.
As I rode along in one of the suburban
tram cars I passed a cottage wherein a
straneer hannened awhiln mm Vuni-w
lived an old man who had received many
kindnesses from the true hearted mistress
of the cottage, who took compassion upon
his necessity. Early one morning this
lady woke in great affright. She had
dreamed that the old man was calling her
in frantic hasta to romn nrwl hnln him
She lookel at the clock and noted the
time. It was 4:30. Later on the lifeless
body of tbe old man was found in a well.
The medic il opinion was that it must have
got into tbe water at about 4:30 that morn
ing. That, was their independent testi
mony before they had been told of the cu
rious expedience of the woman. The dis
tance of tie well from the house made it
impossible that she could bave heard the
old man cry, if he really did cry. How
then can one explain the incident? I might
relate other facts similar in their nature,
all showing that there is in the world more
mystery than we bave yet comprehended.
Observations of Jnpltpr.
Jupiter at all times is without doubt the
most inter esting of ail the planets, not only
on account of his gigantic size and system
of satellites, but more on account of the
actual benefits derived from observation
of the movements of his satellites, which
for purposes of navigation double discount
for precision tbe finest of chronometers.
There are continuous transits, eclipses or
occultatic ns which the national observa
tory at Washington has predicted with ab
solute accuracy for at ie:ist two years in
advance, ho that in any part of the world
one may, by observation of the system of
Jupiter, rscertain the mean time at Wash
ington, verifying or disproving observa
tions taken by other methods. On account
of the gr at distance at which this system
is situated, the angle for paradox is m,
slight that any observation taken from
any part of the earth will be virtually as
if taken from the center. Detroit Free
A Complete Collapse
li ocrasiored In onr feelings by cerangem mts of
the liver, stomach and bowels. Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Pellet? care sick and bilions headache.
bowel complaints. Internal fever and costivencss.
They remove all Wiste mittcr. and restore health
to body ard mind. A dnee, as a laxatire. con
sists or oie tiny, rngsr coated Pellet. Cheapest
and ealeft to take. By drnirgii's, 85 cents a
Powder. - No Ammonia; No Alum.
One for Jones.
The other morning Jones turned up at the
office even later than usual. His employer,
tired of waiting for bim, bad himself set
about registering tbe day's transactions,
usually Jones' first duty. The enraged
merchant laid bis pen aside very delib
erately and said to Jones very sternly in
deed, "Jones, this will not do!"
"No, sir," replied Jones gently, drawing
off his overcoat ns he glanced over his em
ployer's shoulder, "it will not. You have
entered McKurken's order in the wrong
book. Far better to have waited till I
The Color of the Sky.
The blue color of the sky is probably
merely the color of the air seen through a
length of about forty-five miles. It has
been observed by those who have ascended
about five miles above the earth's surface
that the sky appears of a dark inky hue,
owing to the very small reflection and dis
persion of the light, while the blue color
no longer appears nlove but below them.
Similarly the blue color of distant bills is
swing to the fume cause. London Tit
J. E. Montrose, Manager.
Tuesday, January 10th.
Original McCabe ATonng's Colorol Minstrels.
Twtnty-flve Colared Gentlemen. A
grand I p;cu!ar Street Pkrade
at noon each day.
The only male doing the Serrentine Pn"e.
Neat nd Refined.
Adm'.niou 73c, 50c, 55c.
Pon't Forget Day and Date
J. E. Montrose, Maniger.
Wednesday Eve, Jan. 4.
A Briiliatit Melange of Mirth andMuric.
Bright, Sparkling Effervescent !
Miss Jessie Oliver
And a Smcrb Company of Corned ans and Sing
ers In Her Own Musia&l Comedy,
Including the well known snd popa'ar aomedian
MB. AL. FOLEY.
EvcTYthinP. new brilliant, and n.ln.l
Fanny Comedians Great Sincere rimulri
Ladies' Tria. if.'SOO challenge
for their f uperiorl.
A Goo riot I Lateet Tonieal Son. !
the. 8rrnnttp Wnnan ti.m;nn. .
thow on rarlh.
! 1918 Third Avenue.
7 ANTED AT 1116 FOURTH AVENUE A
jari lur encrtu notuewort.
ANTE It -A COMPETENT MAN TO ACT
ns collector, uaa at this olllce.
iriH K DAILY A KG'JS DELIVERED AT YOUR
door every ercmne lor lije per week.
POR KENT A NEW nOLSE ON EIGUTH
l and-a-balf avenue. est of Twontv-s-vonth
street. ' "
WANTED A SITUATION, E1THE AT
linht housework or at sewirp in a respecta
ble family. Aiidrets "Mary D," uostofflce.
rORSALECHEA P TWO PAIR B. 3. AMES.
I one car k 1" 1 fnnr R Dl., w
silver bearded Polish cock. Enquire 610 Twenty-fourth
.VTif" Twe1,leth orTwentT-flrst streets and
, m,,. it-nuj. ros .rgMon wantd bv
$1 T?-i? TE?AY AT HGS,E. SELIING
Liuhtninu Pinter and lUti,,..
watches, tableware. Ac. Plates of the (Inest Icw
e.rv C(WMr, km.is of mela' with eo'd
KI s"r "ICke:- 1 "Pe'fence. No capital!
bvr Smise na. uoods needing platine.
li. "i. liEI NO & CO., i o urabna O
And we find
v.wcia,--iiiucii idiger man usuai at
Td V Tro ft-zf f rA mi4- -. . 1 A WT
vv v. iiuvv. uuucu
Which has always been the most effective
at ZltJgl7 MADE BI.OTM-ft i8 DOt
TW TkfCX7a ATTPTinn mo t a -i . .
o v v bn.iyuA.io wuere inere araone ana two oi a
S l0?,?6 b6e V w.f frm 12 00 t0 $5 00' In a
$9 B0 grades' of Children's
7 75 prades of Children's
6 75 gTades of Children's
You know that M. & K. carry only the best grades of Clothing produced, and when they announce
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.
THE RIVERSIDE OAK
will keep fire all nignt with soft coal;
will not gas or emnke; heavj steel body;
large ash pan. Call and examine this
wonderful stove eohi by
New stvles ot
d. iY mm
1726 Second Ave.
-Base - Ball Headquarters. -
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
Always on hand the finest brands of domestic
and imported clear. All brand af tobacco.
The icore of all the ball games wi'l be received
L. GLOCEHOPP, Prop.,
180S Sccoed Avenoe,
1 1, ikAfy.mi uk
our stock altogether to large, particularly in Ove
uui uui uiu vv di
Overcoats reduced to $7 60
Overooats reduced to 6 00
Overcoats reduced to 5 00
A Happy New Year!
We propose to open the new
year with a grand closing
In some instances prices will be
cut right an two. It will be
impossible to mention all the
styles and fabrics included in
this sale but a glance below
will give you some idea of the
extent of the offering
ieating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam Fitting,
A complete line of Tipe, Brass Goods, PackiDgDoet.
Fire Brick Etc. Largest and best equipped
establishment west of Chicago.
DAVIS huj,il jnoline, W. I 112, 114 West Seventeenth et
Telephone 20S3. J Telephone 1148. Rockis:
Residence Teleohcn 1169
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, 98c, $1.29 and S1.4S. It will pay you
to lay in a year's supply cuiing this eale, and to
make it a Holiday advertisement we will give to
every pure aser of a pair of shoes a beautiful boek
let of the Presidents of the United States.
FAMOUS SHOE STORE,
108 W. 3d near Brady Davenport, Iowa.
G. L.WYNES & CO.
Is bow located in his new shop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street
HT-Llght shoes a specialty. 0ppogUe the OM fu:i
mis season. Determined to unloa
and speediest for accomplishing our aim
that- this, but it has always b3en our policy to
. . .
Kind, the price has been reduced as much as $6.00. Ia m
ftw lots the Price remains m? Only the finer grades
$16.50 gaades of Boys'
13 0 grades of Boys'
8.60 grades of Boys'
County. 172? 2d
i i w n
10 pieces 50 to 54 inch W
6 pieces 50
inch wool ffiij.
1 lot doable fold mohairs io
flo-t 8 to 88 inch afjji
yd, all go during ti is
U rge lot of other dress eood.
at reduced piice s. g
During this eale we will deduct frot
tbe price of every ladies' misses' v,
childs' cloak 20 per cent.
A fine assortment from which t
select, including our famous sei
ette earments. from thoo
. " e :
ucuucl iu yir.L cent,
Overcoats reduced to $13 55
Overcoats reduced to 9 90
Overcoats reduced to 6 75
ave., 116 to 122 19th st