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Rock Island JUaily
ROCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12. 1893.
lag! OniM OmM
Fax WlrtllK OmU
We will close
3th, FOR INVOICING, and
brices. Watch our space for extraordinary bar
We have a great surprise in
will take auite a tumble.
Great Bargains in
1625 and 1527
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the higheBtpretaiuir
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not he told what a nice preseut an elegant Cikrvinij
oet hke those I have to show wi be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
fl.i J17 on3an that keePS house wants one. Wrouel t Iroi
&nl8h Fire Sets and Irons. '
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
tna?eJea?eimad9 in Hois for our soft coal-and every on
k ' These are all good things for the QVli 1 1
tSt ?! . 1 S.?18 ,Come n ana see how much I huve to she yon
"at is useful and novel in ho'iaektreping ?oo J s
JOHN T. NOFTSilER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock JsLmd.-
our store FRIDAY, JANUARY
124, 123 and 128
to mark down
store, for prices
: Shirt Factory:
Are oar specialty. We Jmake . them lonrselves.
Patronize homo industry.
Our Suits .
Are made to your order, and they are tailor-made
at pncea ranging from J18 np.
Our Pants .
Are down in prices and we invite: competition.
Call and make jonr selection from orer 900 differ
ent samples at prices from S3 and op.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, onrworkmanBhipJeannot be
excelled, our goods we warrant, and last, but not
' Tonr patronage Is solicited.
Call and see ns at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory,
109 Second avenne, orer Looeleys crockery store.
Washes Everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Laoe curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. II. & L. j. PARKER,
Teleuhon No. 1214
John Volk 5c Co.,
Sash Doors Blinds. 8iding.;Flooring,
mISSILm! i.tadl?fJ work for bunders.
lahsraiUi 8V, bat. Third and Foart Teas,
BOCK If LAUD,
The Driving Snow Interfering
ALL RAILBOADS ABE SUTTEBING.
If the Wind Increases the Most Serious In
ternptlon inYears is Expected Drifting;
in the Cnts and Wires Down Everywhere.
Chicago Jan. 12. The driving snow
storm of today is likely to work the most
serious damage in the way of ioterrup-
una io vrauic txperiencea in years. The
snov is drifting into railroad cuts, and
many wires are down. Trains on nl.
rads are experiencing more or less dam
Professor (.turner and the Monkeys.
Professor R. L. Garner is one of the mosl
courageous of our scientific men, and his
visit to Afriea, in order to study the ani
mals next to man in intelligence and in
points of similarity, in order that he may
throw light upon the origin of human
speech, is likely to prove, if he Rhall b
able to carry out his plans, -one of the most
importailt contributions that have been
made to our; knowledge of man acquired j
Dy tne study of the creatures who are be
low the human race in racial development,
lie has a definite and comprehensive Idea
of the range, of exploration in regard t
animals which can be brought within his
reach, and he has provided seemingly foi
every emergency that may arise.
He lias applied nearly all the latest
achievements of science within the scopt
of his plans to the advancement of his ex
pedition. He will use the electrjs battery
and electric lighting, as well as the cam
era and the phonograph and the telephone
to increase his opportunities to see things
to advantage, and he will even apply eloc
tricity for the purpose of .placing anirnaU
wimin nis reacn. ins plan ot a cage in,
which he may be able to insnlate himself, j
aua even protect his property by means ol
an electric battery, is an invention worth j
ofabornjNew Knglander, and all his ar
rangements show that whatever the Af
rican forests have to furnish us in the wav
of information upon the animal world and
the connection of human with animal '
speech will be within the scope of his in-1
htoic genius ana personal energy. uos-1
"What OUzht to be dnii In a man if. i
more usually a woman, thongh who hand-!
leaps you in an introduction by telling tht
other party that you are a prodigy of ge
nius?" That was a question asked at a lit
tle talk of clubmen. "Do you know Mrs.
L ?" continued the Querist. "Well, that'i
her favorite trick. She is one of the kind I
est women in the world, but don't let hei
introduce you to any one. Here's the waj
she went on when she introduced me tc j
S , the artist: 'Mr. S , let me maki
you acquainted with Mr. B- . You'll
find him the most charming fellow yon
ever met the wittiest, brightest, most in
tellectual, most experienced man I know.
And you, Mr. B , will find Mr. S one '
of the most honest, interesting and sincere ',
men in the world, l ou know his pictures,
and you know from them that he is a ge
nius. I'm so glad that yon "are to know
"Then she went away and left us looking
at each other liken pnnnlp nf fnrAa
said something about the weather, I be I
lieve, and parted. Awhile afterward a
friend asked we how I liked S . 'Don't
like him at nil; regular chump!' said I.
'That's odd,' said he, 'for it's exactly what
he says of you.' Well. S and I met
each other in an offhand way afterward,
and we have got so that we like one an
other pretty well. But that introduction
disgusted both of ns." New York Re
corder. The Stages of Mourning.
The effort to preserve the fitness oi
things seems to have reached its height in
a case recently heard of, where a wealthy
young woman, an extremist and impres
sionist, it goes without saying, has had the
furnishings of her own room conform to
the various stages of a bereavement. In
the first depths of lier grief black fur rugs
alone broke the losterless polish of the
floor of her room, which had beenebonized;
a coach covered with dull black cloth and
piled with black satin pillows set the pace
for the rest of the furniture, which was
equally somber. '
Curtains of soft black crepon fell ovei
sheer white muslin ones at the windows,
and a bedspread and pillow covers of hem
stitched linen with broad black borders
like an exaggerated mourning handker
chief kept np the funereal suggestiveness.
As time wore on, however, more and more
white crept In, till a white floor, white
rags, a white satin conch with white mull
pillows succeeded the enshroading gloom
of the previous fittings.
This white has gradually toned with and
Into the gray and violet until now , when
touches of rosy pink give effectual evi
dences of a return to glowing life. Her
Point of View in New York Times.
Wanted m Dog.
Fair Customer I live in the suburbs, and
I want a good house dog. Dealer Yes,
mum. "But of course I don't want one
that will keep ns awake all night barking
at nothing." "No, mom." "He must be
big and strong and fierce, you know."
"Yes, mum." "Yet as gentle as a lamb
with us, you know." "Yes, mum." "And
be must pounce on every tramp that comes
along and drive him off." "Yes, mum."
"But he mustn't interfere with any poor
but honest man looking for work." "No,
mum." "If a burglar comes prowling
about at night the dog should make mince
meat of him in an instant." "Yes, mum."
"Bat he mustn't attack a neighbor who
drops In for an evening call." "No. mum,"
"And of conrse he mustn't molest people
who come hurrying in at all hours of the
night to call my husband. He's a doctor,
you know." "No, mum. I see what you
want. You want a thought reader dog."
"Yes, I suppose so. Can you Bend me one?"
"Very sorry, mum, but I'm just out of
that kind." Scottish American.
Hypochondriac Patient (detailing real
and imaginary ailments to sympathetic
physician) And then, doctor, there's mj
Doctor Oh, don't alarm yourself about
that; believe me, there's nothing in it I
CUR GREAT CITIES.
Interesting Facts About the Location of
America's Business Centers.
1? Is upon the business of transferring
freight from one system to another, from
external to internal, or from land to water,
or vice versa, that the growth of com
mercial cities largely depends, and as the
most advantageous location for such
"break of bulk" is at the head of naviga
tion, enabling freights to be carried as far
as practicable by water, the cheapest
known medium of transit, the locus of the
city will be found at that point farthest
inland which can be reached by ocean ves
sels of the deepest draft.
But although water is nonproductive of
freight, it is a very convenient medium of
transportation, and hence, wherever there
exists a large body of productive land sur
rounding or contiguons to a navigable
channel, there will be fotind the elements
of a great emporium. Thus London, the
metropolis of Great Britain, is not at
Land's End, the point of England nearest
to the foreign commerce of the world, but
at the head of navigation of the River
Thames; Paris is not on the sea, but on
the Seine, and so situated as to place it in
the center of the most highly developed
system of interior waterways in the world.
Canton, Constantinople, Liverpool, Glas
gow, Antwerp and many other foreign
cities might be cited in illustration of this
principle. In our own country the same
conditions prevail. Baltimore and Phila
delphia are at the head of navigation
New York and Chicago are wedded to
gether by a thousand miles of waterway,
at each extremity of which there must of
necessity be a break of bulk.
Situated at the re-entrant angle of the
coast, and having the great water artery
draining the heart of the country flowing
into her magnificent bays, New York has
exceptional facilities for controlling inland,
coastwise and foreign commerce. There is
one link, however, which needs to be
opened to render the southwestern com
merce more fully accessible, and that is
the ship canal across New Jersey from
Raritan bay to the Delaware river, and
ther.ce across the Delaware peninsula tc
A review of the returns of the eleventh
census shows that the twenty-eight cities
in which the population exceeds 100.00C
are located at the stragetic points of trans
portation systems, and that with few ex
ceptions they are commercial cities, situ
ated npon navigable waters. It will alsc
lie observed that as a general rule these
great centers of trade follow in the wake
of immigration and are on the western side
of the great waterways, as well as at the
points of transshipment between water
and land carriage.
Viewing the United States as a whole, it
will be fonnd to consist of four great
transportation areas, namely, the regions
tributary to the Atlantic, to the Pacific,
to the lakes and to the gulf, and t he strate
gic points of these four systems are those
where the lines of least resistance to traffic
are most numerous.
In the center of the transmississippi re
gion, and equally distant from lake, gull
and ocean lies Denver, the hub of thi:
great territory, from which ramify more
than a dozen lines of railway reaching to
ail parts or the continent, and in its cen
ter there is to be seen a depressed basin
forming a natural site, where the streams
of commerce can be readily commineled
in the great transfer yards and stations
which are being rapidly developed in this
enterprising city of Colorado. Cosmopoli
The excellence of early rising and its in
spiring influence on both body and mind
have been themes for the poet's song
and the sasre's sermon. Enrlv rininir nm.
i j - - n j "
motes cheerfulness of temper, opens np
new capacities of enjoyment and channels
i i - i . . i i . , . .
oi ueugnt wj wnicu me Sluggard must be
It increases the snm of human Tistsna
by stealing from indolence honrs that
would else be utterly wasted, and, better
still, unquestionably conduces to longevity.
All lone livers have been earlv riur
Now the habit of retiring to bed at late
hours will hardly admit of early rising;
therefore the necessity of refraining from
the one in order to secure the advantage
of the other. From six in ritrht tinnm
generally held to be sufficient, and no
uonoi on me average are so.
Our sleep is regulated much by the sea
son. Ia winter people lie longeron account
as t.hev sav. of its heimr ton rloi-lr ts nr
early. There Is some plausibility in the
reason, but the system in cold and dark
weather is more prone to sleep than in
light and sunny times. Invalids need
generally plenty of bed rest, and they
should nrocure it bv irninfr patIv fst wl
There are more health and strength to be
louna in tne practice or seeing the sun rise
than in looking at it. in any other part of
tne day. t. ixrais rte public
One of Charles Dickens' Pranks.
While I am writing of my father's fond
ness for dancing, a characteristic anecdot
occurs to me. While he was courting my
mother he went one summer evening to
call upon her. The Hogarths were living
a little way out of London, io a residence
which had a drawing room opening with
French windows onto a lawn. In this
room my mother and her family were
seated quietly after dinner on this parti cu
lar evening when suddenly a young sailor
jumped through one of the open windows
Into the apartment, whistled and danced a
hornpipe, and. before they could recover
from their amazement jumped out again,
A few minntes later my father walked
tn at the door as sedately as though qul't
innocent oi tne prang, and shook baada
with every one; but, the sight of their
amazed faces proving too much for his at
tempted sobriety, his hearty laugh was
the signal for the rest of the party to jon
his merriment. But, Judging from 1.
slight ability in later years, I fancy that
he must have taken many lessons to secure
his perfection in that hornpipe. Mamie
Dicfcens in iaoies' Home Journal.
An Interest In tLa Game.
"Do you enjoy football f" he asked
the man who sat next him at the game
"Are you a playerj"
"No. I'm a surgeon." Exchange.
"I used Dr. BolTi Congo Syrup ia my
otuuj auu iouna its work marvelous
No household is
Chai. ScbobertJSa Norm 8t, Balto,
So the Sign Stated, bnt Crowds Saw
Chicken Break Its Way On of One.
In the sawdust strewn show window of
one of those curious little Frenchy shops
on rtinth avenue possibly a hundred thou
sand or more eyes looking absently from
the elevated trains have seen a lot of eggs
carefully arranged on end, a la Columbus,
in the following design:
: FRESH. :
Whether it was the delicacy of humor in
this rebus or the fascination of seeing a
couple dozen of fresh eggs in a position so .
wholly unnatural to fresh eggs and in a
place where nothing else appeared fresh to
the naked eye, a good many people paused
in front long enough to fully master the
sign. It is one of those qneer little all night
shops, where mixed groceries, live birds,
coffee and rolls, and toys, candy and cigars
are kept on draft. I allude to the egg sign
in the past tense because the sign is there
no longer. It had been there so long, and
was so cute, and was admired by so many
variegated people who pass that way day
and night that it seems a pity. But 'tis
ever thus ' I ve seen my fondest hopes de
cay" and that is wJiat was the matter
with the eggs. The difficulty of replacing
this neat design every day or so and the
warm atmosphere day and night did the
business. , ,
At any rate, one early evening when the
passing throng of 6 o'clock people was
greatest two "gents" and a messenger boy
were getting a ti n cent dinner at one of
the little bare tables In the rear, while the
buds were twittering in the cages and the
gas in the narrow show window threw the
usual yellow but kindly glare upon the
"Them there folks is greatly took wid
our e;KS," remarked the stout and oleagi
nous lady who wps putting up adozen for a
lean and hu-gry looking customer. And
she snapped her tousled bead toward the
Some dirty boys were earnestly gazing
into the window In the foreground, but
this was common there. It was the fast
increasing group of respectable looking
people that stirred the pride of the shop
woman. J ust at that moment the wicked
boys outside raised a Comanche yell, while
the well dressed men and women snickered
and laughed outright and looked inside the
store as if it were afire. The messenger
boy at the table gulped down the dregs of
his coffee and hurried out.
"Hully gee!" he cried as he rushed back
again and hissed in the car of the proprie
tress "it's a chicken!"
"Go 'long wid yer foolin," exclaimed the
"It's a live chicken a-tryin to born his
self in de fresh aigs!" hissed the boy like a
Any lingcriug do::!t was instantly re
moved by a renewed demonstration out
side. The lean and hungry customer who
had just received the fresh epgs in a bag
and was count io;r out her .change tielilier
ately set the lg down on a barrel, put the
change in her pocket and went indignantly
out of the store.
In the nn-:!!:ti:ni' a teuuevllttle fledgling,
having burst, the bonds that separated it
from the busy world and a possible broiler,
had paused Kpon.the brink of the adven
ture and was looking with mixed curiosity
and alarm at the t-lrHn.it spectators. It
wasn't qnite certain but that there was :s
mistake somewhere, though the poor inno
cent didn't seem to know where it was.
The old woman lid. however, for she
turned off the gas. slammed the door, look
ing daggers at the crowd that hastened
laughingly away.- When the light was
turned on again the rebus of "fresh eggs"
had disappeared. New York Herald.
Wheat 74 ante. '
Bran -S5c per ewt,
SMpstnff $1.00 per cwt.
nay Tlmothv. $10.00: upland. $SaiO; alone
19.00; bako. $10 OOaiX.OO. '-"'
Bntier Talr to choice, 85c; creamery
Ecc Freeh, 24c ; packed, 15c.
Poultry Chickens, 8c; turkey
dncks, l&yf c; geee,10c.
r arrr axd vxasTAaLvs.
Apples $.5t$2.75 pet fetl.
Potatoes 90&$1 .00.
On ions SOaasr,
Bard 7 BK&7 7J..
. toft J 1043 30.
r?lttl RnTr Via pa nw fn. mm 9mA u
ttlHc; cows and neifeis, 2H&3!c; cartas
Common boards $18,
Joist Scantling and timber, IS to 18 feeVtlJ.
Every additional foot tnlcnpth V) cents.
I A X Shingles IS 75.
Lath $2 50.
Fencing lito 16 fret $18
- Deck bourds,rongb $18.
PRICE" 15 ON ALL GARS.
,T0 BE" (xtrN U I N t.