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Till AiiGUS. SATUKDA I 2l UCII 1. l&m.
i ll JC . .
'. Second i
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j. W.'.fTEX. P.'SUiSMER.
CRANT HAD NO EAR FOR MUSIC
lie Tbonght "The Girl I Left Behind Me"
was -Vankae Doodle."
Ta L'i::j- :: e r rw'i. .r-:y W.UO
,r aoaora: ta .lvr.oe ? .V-.
All eomiBnr.iCit r-. cr cr ::. irtfamentA
ttva eheracK-r, po!::.ci : r-:i--"-i ki
real name atiacSe. fr l No acn
articles ul be printed .vr t.c-: - r tjuatores.
Anoymoa commiiiic:t-i n-: covcrl.
t?oiTcponden'se o,!c':'--i fr r-ry townh:p
Koc k ir-iindfcnii j.
Satiroav, Ma.s.h 1". 1S93.
Ufm.KTillr City-Tow uhip Ticket .
FcrMtTor TKOMAJ. MEDILUJH
For City C.ri PAW L HAMILTON
For City Trearo: J (MS M. BIT FORD
For Po'ice II. C. WIV1L
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For Cci.--c:t-r -For
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D VNIE CORK EN
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J UV KANOSKY
Many N. w Y.-rk broker- an- said
to have earned I:i cotnr.ii-sions more
rVi-iti rt.-) in -r hour uirinr the
Mivt.-tAi. l'.'Zi-ii n-uhr- arrive. 1 ia
New York city 'i'har-iay from the
t ajx. -! Cood II :. Ti.i y are the
hr?t ! !.:? --.-a-
K k I-am ri -;;: f ir deliver
ance from M(('l:'i."-li!Mm- The
people will herd t i n and follow
T. J. M.-IIi".".- !-:v:er-hii.
i-r.iN'.r:Ki.i i:v..ii t'.i:: We aree
with the t. Lou'; Hi j i'io that '-rotation
ia ollicei- a laizhty crood thin?,
more c-;- i:.'.I y if ii .-"la'.es republi
can T V.'.."
I)K-.iT.AT ha.e rate duties to
pert orm." U ek Inland Ar;us. It's
verv 'f-'f.:'! to make the republi
cans tav "fiiied. it. Peoria
I5'.i t Cr..- .:-:n .-' Tttt ,i..:s't entirely
object the praeti . f dijrgin?
njv :t ti.i V.'..
This i-, a trreat ear : rt-demption.
The era commenced Nov. s. and a
Grover Cleveland and John P. Alt
jreld instituted the work of reforma
tion in the nation and state, so will
T.J. Medill, Jr.. prove himself the
power which shall brin about the
changes so much to be desired in
Some imaginative genius has been
amusing himself by sending out from
Washington rejorts of a scmi-sensa-tional
coloring to the effect that Hon.
Ben T. Cable is organizing an anti
administration faction of the demo
cratic party. The statement is utter
ly groundless, and probably had its
origin in the fertile imagination of
the same individual who has been
sending out other intimations of late
as to what would be the course of the
administration with reference to var
ious other matters.
The inauguration of Adlai K. Stev
enson leads an exchange to quote
.some interesting history in relation
to the office. Mr. Stevenson will be
the first democrat to preside ovec a
democratic senate in 30 years; John
C. Breckinridge was the last one.
Mr. Stevenson is the 13th democrat
to occupy that ofliee. The democrats
who preceded him were: Thomas
Jefferson, Aaron Burr, George Clin
ton, Kldridge Gerry, Daniel I). Torn
kins, John C. Calhoun, Martin Van
Buren, Richard M. Johnson. George
M. Dallas, William Ii. King, John C.
Breckinridge, ond Thomas A. Hend
ricks. None since Calhoun have tried
to gain the white house by way of
the vice-presidency, and in recent
times the candtdates for that oCioe
have been chosen for geographical or
other minor reasons without regard
to their ability. Mr. Stevenson is
far above the average since Calhoun's
time. No democratic president has
yet died in office. By some inscrut
able dispensation the four presidents
who died in office were elected bv
the opponents of democracy. But of
the five vice-presidents who died in
ofliee, four were democrats. Judg
ing from present indications, both
Cleveland and Stevenson will live
out their terms and many useful
I'or TJe ly Country ll::irs.
The following poetie.il :tjpeul won
for its auiiior, ilie edit.;;-of ih iiocky
A' '' .(" ('ii'.:. I lie pf'ze of l,0i offer
ed fii,' best :i;j-:il ponm to news
paper men to J'::y uu heir s:il;.-ri-tii!i:
-!,ivi-s of ;c-r in-.-n oft remind,
us iior.esl men wnr.'l :.n!-! n chance.
The ii. ore v. e wur!i I here gl ow behind
in bli'g ! patches oa our p;i:ils. On
ur r unis. c ;:. new :ud g!osy. now
are prices rf iJsMVrent hue. a!i because
suhsc.-ib.Ti linger and lion": pay us
wita? is due. - Than Urt us he ti; and
doiu; scad! in your mi to. however
email, cr Hbii the mow of wifiter
ytrikc u we.i shall hae no t:iut at
aU. S.i.'.vi ' V r of.:. ;
j Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was not a
! musician. While he laid no claim to
i acy talent in that direction he took a
certain degree cf pride inbeiosable
io aisimguips two tunes irom all that
he ever heard. He freueiuly remark
ed that lie never fai'.ed to recognize
"Old Hundred" and -Yankee iKxKr.e.-
The following incident, whic h occurred
a number cf years airo. serves to il
lustrate that he was liable to be mis
taken when his musical ear was put to
In the spring of 13S) Gea. and Mr.
Grant were in Galena, occupying the
house which Mrs. Grant still owns.
April 27, the Zdlh birthday of Grant, a
number of his friends and fel'.ow
townsmen. in recognition of the event,
gathered at his home to treat him to a
serenade and wish him "many happy
returns." The Germania Band cf Du
bmj;:e, at that time the popular musi
cal organization cf the Northwest, had
been engaged for the occasion, but.
failing to keep the cnr.i;eraent. the
local band was called upon to furnish
the music. The visitors had assem
bled in the front yard and the latter
opened the serenade with its usual
opening melodv, 'Tna Girl I Lett Be
Just before the linal notes were dy
ing out Gen. Grant appeared oa the
veranda, where he stood re.Mgnedlv
until the musicians had blown out
their customary three airs. Then he
&teptd forward asd heartily welcomed
the entire crowd, at the sn!n; time in
vitisig the people inside, where they
were cordially greeted by Mrs. Grant.
An hour was" delightfully spent and
the citizens took their departure. One
of the party, however, remained be
hind long enough to apologize for the
uot too excellent ;us'it"y cf the music
which the band liad furn'shed. The
General's reply was a fsllo-.v?:
-Yon might as well Lio serenaded
me with tin pans, a far a I am con
cerned, as I know Jess a'jout music
than anything else I can think cf. I
know, of course, that your band play
ed -Yankee Doodle.' for its opening
piece, but whether it laved artistical
ly or not I am not able to ju'.ige.
Further apologies were not. deemed
necessary, nor did his friend enlighten
him that his uncultivated ear had mis
taken -The Girl I left Behind Me" for
one of the two a;r whh h he never
failed to recognize.
lie IIa.1 Quit.
I was riding into Tuscumbia. Ala.,
on horse-back and was within three
miles of the town when I met a col
ored man carrying a bundle under Ids
arm and getting over the road at a
lively gait. He seemed to be laboring
under considerable excitement, and I
-Anything happened. Moses?"
"White man. is yo' familiar whl de
Bible?" he queried in reply as he halt
ed. "Yes, tolerably so."
"Does de Bible tell of a pusson named
-What sort of a puss.m was he?"
"lie was a liar."
-Was he a liar from "way back?"
-I guess he wa."
-Couldn't tell the t roof to save his
-No; but why do you ask?"
-Why. sah. fo'teen y'ars v.z" I dun
went to work for Mars Jackson up in
the brick yard at Tuscumbia. He sot
right out an culled me Ananias, an
dat's de name I"ze goni by eber since.
I'ze bin proud of it l ight along till dis
raawnin. when a St. Loui- n:a:i cum
along and a"d me who I w:i. When
1 dun told him lie jest slapped his leg
and hollored and said:
-'Boy, doan'yo' know whodat Anan
ias was? He was de champion liar
from de head-waters of Lyin Creek.
He could dun out!; ail de o'-hicr liars
in de Lull world put together. One
time he dun told i:e in u:ie day
an didn't hurt hisself a bit.""
"Well?" I asked as he nauseJ.
-Waal, I didn't dun wait live miuits.
I nebberweut to see Mars .1 it kson. I
didn't say goil-by io nobody. I jest
packed up de? clothes aa sot out for
Decatur. I'ze ;juit d-? job. frowed
up my hands. I'ze gwiuednwo to De
catur an mix up v.i.i common diggers
an call myself George Washington."
We offer One Hundred Dollars lie
ward for any case cf catarrh that
cannot be cured bv Hall's Catarrh
F.J. Cheney & Co., Props., Toledo, Oj
We the undersigned, have known
N. J. Cheney for the last 15 years,
and believe him perfectly honorable
in all business transactions and
financially able to carry out any ob
ligations "made by their firm.
West & Truax. Wholesale Druggists,
Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Price 7oc pr bottle. Sold by" drug
gists Testimonials free.
To the People o? Rock Island,
M. R. I
One of the nlde-l Optician of Chi
cago, and has the latest inv n.
tins for treat ing young ami
obi. who has hail i'4 years'
Rooms ;)-."J. commencing
- MONDAY. MARCH ". Isl
and will be pieaed tebe consulted bv
his old patient s am'. oth r- in regard
to defective eyesight.
will finl cc-rtaiti relief l vtrir.g the
Profe.-sor's new .-te!n : adjusting
glas, as the f'diowing ;. .-1 inionial s
These are a few f hi.- many hun
dred. of testimonial. he lias received
during his i4 years of practice.
3?C'r.sultat ion free.
CiirriT "i ri " i r K.
IliiHT torsi . In.. )"
Cavbh vt.r. Va fh lrf tsuv To wh in a.ay
corcit: Pro.r. V. It. y .. p i?;an, of Ctica
c. CttcJ fr.r sea fair of p are c t-.--', wl Ich I
cstd aluics- CMtir-usUT o: five ytais hen I
had the misfortare to lo-o tht m.
I hae rt w j,Dretia?e t of h'm a pir .f specta
ciea and o"s to-e w.th wi'rt I a-n well
D'eascd. I rc-fard Prcf. Moecs a ttorcugh opti
cian nJ rert nimtnil him to a' i need cf optical
gooi. L. II. Pattev, Clerk.
Gcmsl", Varch i. .-0. "r f. M. H.
Moses Ctted rcy c jt j::t tl rs e yrrs reoand I
i'.cic:ii;i LU-ii a' j ::.r.Ety tv bc.ter auvantae
in xr.y l:f?. "y pls-.es have (era wrrth han
c rt ct of co !rr o mc. w berca? t. f..re I r ad boon
trou:-le.l a crv o al wiln b t.l cr.e. a tl. pre-?d
fee'icz, a crf:rt ;'o e c-e cy i. c-w 1 cau rc-d
r.r.d nte with r -iT;re. 1 kii d'y recommend
Ihit all ho i.re su;T r t; w'lb d -rc-ctive eye-"ht
or fcrtd cb.-s ii; r.-cr.vv crit: tiaf (tion by
cc.nrn t.rjr Pr. f . t. Ii. Vtis. I ltTanin yon a
rr.-piCt'"-y. J.oii:? L ncsirrr.
l.tMco,i;i . Feb. VS. IS tS V.'hm Prr f X!r.cs
i he re ttec y.tra(T'I as rrt'.y troubled
with my t-je. he Ctted mo a rair of glaS!':
itey p-ovd ve y ?:.tfa;t ry- Tbey ttr-rtb-cued
my ec- o 3.:ih IliVt I ?t-ilorii wear thcra
tow. If c t eed i:?a?.-t yc u w '.! oo well to
Mk. E. Yor.ET.
Pax. Ill "an. CJ. Ti T-.hoa 5t ra:y cos
cm: I will iy w ih 'h-j rMt Ft is-t ori s" metit
ard tnf St rraf li'l t . k. c t i'rof. M. K .M-e
Bxve my ifu th ini-i ; rf.ct -at:rac ion in
fpectaese if aty 3 tor I tvirkniw. Thirty
eiht c.ir a-" Jn-lo-t her ye icr.t and could
not di-tinirniu ar.yo' e fh kre at a dietan e of
l'l f' CT. n i cou'd" not r -i'i "or 30 year?, and I
I arc le-n fotrndii :f m eii none W.tb doctnra
fur Bptccc'e. hat ow ?h- i misfied. Alt who
t.ae iak orilfl.irrred eyts will reap rich catie
lct on I v co- cn'tirg hrjf. io?i. W.th bef t
WThe to'all. I do i, ct think that Hector M it.
!o? - cats te iXfeUf.. Hepect.u'ly yonr.
jOJf r ,' v ,t',t ting trie
in tin system, rlivtinaiinj
all V.-Vi'. s froir. ihc Blood,
whether of scref ulcus or
vulariu! c igi;?t this prep
aration has ?:j equal.
Tor e: 'J.-en tnsr.ihs I had .i :
tcrr cu tny tcngue. I z-V
treated iy best lj;til yisiciai:.,
tut ciiein-J k relief; '.'it sere
rradua.'y grrut verse. 1 final:
took S. S. .V., chJ was entire. j
cured afljr uszr.? a f-j tatlics."
C. H. McUmope,
TPREATISE oo Blood aad Skin
I X iaeass mailed free.
- VFT SKCirlCCO,
JAKES H. IVAITE,
KiiT rf "Wait-'a Culelrated CcneJy Co,
I'reTricm acd acd OrcLesira.
lir. ZTHes Slrdictzl TZLKcrt, Ind.
Von will Tcrr-cmrr tb.-c r'i:ti'nIirBS In five
T-u-. ago. when ! v. i. , " :.! r.ith a combina
t!":i ile. a:. -re was no MtLP
rcK 1 tcd i 1- ..' 'tV.'Inea.and oorca
., ..,rt j,. :V!; . i.. . ,..t were prostrated.
j-.t i'if-tTftr ciiucn.e -r . ; , . .: . L-tti nd all the ilia
u.-t'. ti.j.e.c Ulc ie:i.ulc. i coniiiicaccd to take
DR. V5iLES' NERVINE
en 1 -.n M.r'x: TDtrntha i wc PCRrrcTvy cunro.
i;i - t'&.'viatMrh year,w hea I heo the thouaiida
of pnyaiCiU wrecks, suffering fnjm nerroua proe
r r r tration, taking pnscrtptions from
t.: CA l.ical ihyticiam wbohcTenoknowl
b iT-tte- ,!, of their cgc. and wbcae Ceatti
ir. com In. I foci like t::lnK to them and aayinjr,
; c ' rn Mius' NtoviNi at cuiicd." Ia
cvifliliMiwi,! rmrarA where there
trt.ai!inys.i W - Y ! II fferers from
oterv.- : ::.riH-t! r 4 tal proaira-
. .. i-i i.crvot; c-.liatistloa, brouciit on by the
ct-i rui '.cr of lao bitsiueKi easted la, I would
be t two cure tot ail suITcriag frnra these cauaca.
J a Liza hi. Waits.
Sold oil a Foaitivo C-tiaruate.
Dft. M'LCS1 P'LLS 50DOSW25CT-,
Cr. MicMfM A.an HenrM St. CHICAGO.
tmowouoh ma-nntcTioM. cnu aoAam
iany are m
Read what our Patients say of our success in fitting their eves virh So
cles. They are grateful for the benefit received: - - - pe,.
New York, March 3, 130:?. J. Earn
ser & Son, K ck Island, III. My Dear
Sirs: I would Leg to acknow ledge re
ceipt of packape containing- eye
fflasses and furthermore consider it
toy duty to thank yon for the relief I
have experienced through the same.
The many leading Oculists cf New
York atd elsewhere I have consulted
were unable even to find the ailment
therewith I suffered, mecli less to
cure the same; your skill has proved
itself, for after using' the lenses you
fitted me with I was relieved im
mediately; r.ot only can r:ow read
without exertion, but do not suffer
any more with in r fo mcr t-evtre head
aches. I bireere'y ht.pe that you may bene
fit many more as you have toe au.i
would again express mv thanks fur
my case so
L lCi K U.
the pood you have done me,
NOKBEUT ('. l".N'
Railroad Stock lrokcr. i
Lane. New York City.
ICewane. lib. March S
Ilamser fc -sou. Rook Island
tstrs: In reply to your request would
say that the spectacles, which you
prescribed for me last fpricg, 15'J'J,
have given the best satisfaction. At
first I ued them quite much, but
gradually the eyes became stronger
and now I only use the spectacles
wJicuvvcr I feel recti cf them.
Ga aecouut .f having ticd your
ability I am perfectly safe in rec
omecding you to be the very best to
ali those who arj in need of optical
help. S. G. Yovngfkt,
Ev. Lutheran Pastor.
Rock Island, 111.. Dear Sirs: About
seven months ago I was compelled by
failing vbion cau'-cd by a pterygium
growth on thD eye to eCek advise for
same: on applying ti you I was fitted
with spectacles which I am happy to
say restored my lost vision, and so
strengthened my eyes that I fear r.o
further trouble with thc:s. Respect
fully, i... M. STfPYVIX,
C. IJ. & Q.
Davenport, Iowa, March 10. lsO".
I was troubled with shooting paics in
my eyes caused by eye strain, and cn
ccnsuUing you was advised to use
pectacles you fitted with wonder-
Si. Louis Div.
I & Son they diagnosed
thoroughly that they were enabled to
prepare a pair of spectacles for me
that are a real delight and I feel as
transformed. Where I was enable
previously to distinguish a persons'
features at any distance. I can now
distinctly see a speakers features fifty
feet away by gas light, the twitching
of my eyes, caused by muscular weak
ness, is tntirely overcome and the
pain has ceased, my glasses are truly
a wonderful combination as sight re
storers. I am great;y obliged to
Messrs. J. Ramser & Son for the
wonderful and beneficial resu
tained through their skillful
ment. I Fall.
Editor Family Journal.
Molice. 111.. March 3, l'so.l. Messrs.
J. Ramser & Son, Rock Island, III.
Dear Sirs; I feel very thankful to
you for the benefit I have derived
from tt e spectacles which you fitted
to my eyes last fall. I have been en
's irely cured of headache (from which
I suffrred to much before having my
eyes treated by you) and the fclurring
sensation after reading awhile has
also entirely disappeared. My eyes
feel very strong and I roust say that
the money paid you for the spectacles
was the best investment I ever made.
Yours truly, I ha A?;rr:KsoN,
40 Twelfth street.
Reck Island, Ii'... March 17, 1S9.1.
Gititlemen. About one year ago. hav
ing suffered a good deal from head
aches, etc., I went to my physicist!
and he advised me to goto an optician
as he thought that my headache was
caused by eye strain. I went to ycu
and you fitt d me vvith spectacles
which I am happy to -av l.ava been a
Mns. F. FisriKn.
, March, 1, ISO.'i.
well pleased with
great relief to me.
Rock Island. Ill
Gentlemen: I am
the spectacles fitted to my eyes by
you: they give the very best of satis
faction and. they are a great relief to
my eyes. Respectfully ycurs
Rock Island, 111., March 1, IS93.
After a number of unsuccessful efforts
to secure glasses that were suitable
for her eves, mv daughter '-Bessie"
applied to Messrs. J. Ramser & Son, Sir: The glasses S:
any one n-eding' ti.i. -rT;
optrcass. .1 p. ,
Supt. Rr'.ar Hiu Cos,' v
Hillsdale H'.s. , .Var. .".'
Dear Sirs: The s- -1
to my eye? are f'.virj n.e
faction. I rk. o c -' -V
go-.n- to yen. I nt .Utw'-"
my eyes. I ch" rfu" -you
to a'.l a- a
Yours. :-" - . .'"
. .1. . .llE... . J -r, -
I Sirs: zV. w-; . r ; ...
J cpectac' s oo -.-(' ., .. , J..'.
spectfuily yonr . . --.
Rock l-la-j, v-. " -
! Hear Sirs: 1 ta'.:-.- n'tau....
j that Cue sp..-1 a
: by yen. give tne r-.r.' t .-
' Uespectfully, -Mi:-. V v; .'.'
J Lcloit. Wis..' rv.-. :-
.Sirs: I have worn a j air of -r -I
which you fitted t: ie . I '
past year atid they hi-.-; .
j satisfactioc. Respeetfulfr.
i Ri.v. Chi.. 7
! Rock Island. 111., pe-,
; Sirs: Having had my eye
! you about one year a?o," i .
! had comfort and satifa ; -'
truly, Mi s. i;. v. -
Milan. 111., March .
J men: Af'er havic sr'.cta
j to tny eyes by an ortlv'i- i-
very unsatisfactory a.a;r.t:.
: Eulted you and a:n flad 1 1
'the spectacles you :tc.i
j are a source cf p'easure aai 7-:
satisfactory. Hi.,;: It. p" .
I Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. IV b '.'?. 1
' Dear Sirs; The pecta.-Vs yet:
! to my eyes ia-t spr:,.
, satisfaciory. I amutsille t 1:
J out them. Sincerely y r-ur.
j U . V. V.'r.s .-.v-.
Trustee Germai V;C.
Burlington, lo-a, Mar.i .
It affords me great p"-are t
that the specteclts y. u fitted
eyes give perfect satisfactlun ;a
respect. Yours Rcsp'y.. P.; .".
Simon, Presiding M. 11. Ch..rc-.
Moline, lib, March , ,
Diies it rav to cro elsewhere or pat- Jj
ronize t ravelins: fakirs ami pav faint- g8r$2
Ion prices for siectacles wtn n you ESCrs;
, . . i. i f.. 1. . . V""iT
can nave ocner wk none ioi gj:?
money riprht here at home? e ex
amine the eves free of charge.
We have the Ik-- :.;;''
Department in the thr
guarantee a jx rf. v:
every case and back
with a successful 1
nearlv 25 v-ars -tai;1!:
ful success. Can now" read and sew j
with entire comfort. Sincerely yours, j
Mns.A.E.CoLLixs.lCS East Fourth st.
Rock Island, March S, ISttS. Gen
tlemen: Being subject io very severe
headaches I called on you, feeling as
sured that they were caused by eye
strain. Yon fitted me with spectacles
which I am happy to say relieved the
eystrain and cured me of headache.
Mrs. HAt.LBF.no .
Moline, III., March 9. Am very
glad to add the testimony of my
brother and myself in saying that our
spectacles fitted by you are a perfect
fit and we could Lot do without them.
Yours truly, IxfiEf. Wilson,
Stenographer 'oline Plow Co.
Burlington, Ioa, Mutch 3, 1S93.
Messrs. J. Ramser & Son, Rock Isl
and, 111. Gentlemen: It is now over
eight months since you fitted spec
tacles for my eyes. They have given
the very best of satisfaction; indeed
so well have you succeeded, that I
have never had spectacles feel as com
fortable and give such satisfaction. I
can most heartily recommend you to
all needing your service in this line.
Rock Island, March 10, 1S93.
Gentlemen: I take pleasure in saying
that I am using: spectacles which you
fitted to my eyes and I feel confident
that they are perfect and I have
derived a great deal of benefit from
them; they have helped my eyes very
much and I would not do without
them for several times the price
paid. Y'ours very truly,
Miss M. Rorison,
Stenographer at Henry Dart'6 Sons.
Rock Island, March 3, 1S93. The
glasses fitted to my eyes are very
satisfactory. Your appliances for
gettiDg at the correct glasses for de
fective vision are very complete.
Y'ours, Mtlo Lee,
Superintendent Argillo Works, Car
bon Cliff. III.
Cable, III., Feb 20. 1893. Dear
Sirs: I had you fit me with glasses
that are entirely satisfactory. I can
now read with perfect comfort. Yours
truly, J. Dlexkinsopp.
Davenport, Iowa, March C, 1893. I
have bee obliged to wear spectacles
f jr the last 30 years on account of be
ing very near sighted, and have bad
my eyes examined at different times
and lenses prescribed by eminent
specialists, but there was never a
time when spectacles weie satisfac
tory. My sight became so reduced
that I was obliged to use the strongest
enses. On consulting Messrs. Ramser
of Rock Island, who succeeded in
fitting her eyes perfectly. The glasses
furnished by Messrs. Ramser have
given per'ect satisfaction.
M. A. Head,
P. E. R-ck Island Dist. M. E. C.
Milan, 111,, Feb. 22, 1S93. Dear
Sirs; I am indeed grateful for the
great benefit my eyes have received
from your treatment. My eye im
pro;ed so much ii this short time
from your perfectly fitted spectacles
that I feel assared that I shall have
no further trouble. Sincerely yours.
Miss Ci.ara Rvge.
Molir e 111., Dear Sirs: The spec
tacles you fitted to my eyes give good
satisfaction. Miss Mary Pierce.
Rock Island. Feb. 20, Dear Sirs: I
wish to express my hearty thanks to
you for the great benefit my eyes re
ceived from your treatment: the
thorough diagnoses of my case by you
by far exceeded my anticipation, as I
expected your examination would be
the ordinary examination of opticians
in general, the resu ts you arrived at
were truly wonderful us I had never
expected to g-1 the sight by means ot
spectacles which those you fitted to
my eyes have given n,c, I feel con
fident that I could not have consulted
more skilled opticians.
Ai. Lorxyt isT,
Student Augustana Co lege.
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Feb. 20, 1S93.
Dear Sir: I have used a good many
spectacles but none were as satisfac
tory as tho.se jcu fitted to my eyes,
Yours truly, Rev. F. Mi nz,
Professor of German Iowa Wcsleyan
Wapello, Iowa, Feb. 20. Dear Sirs:
The spectacles you fitted to my eyes
some time ago are perfect. I can now
read and sew all night without the
least pain in my eyes, something I
could never do before. My eyes feel
perfectly lomfortable and have grown
much stronger. Y'ours truly,
Mrs. Rev. J. II. Kxehais.
Taylor Ridge, III., Feb. 28, 1S93.
Dear Sir.: To 6ay that I am well
pleased with the spectacles you fitted
to my eyes does not more than half
express my appreciation of them; they
are by far the best I ever had.
Mrs. Rev. W. A. Carr
Briar Bluff, Henry county. III., Feb.
20, 1893. Dear Sirs: Some tight or
ten months ago I was obliged to seek
relief for weak eyes and on consult'ng
you you fitted my eyes with a pair of
spectacles and I can truthfully state
that I obtained relief on first trial and
my eyes improved so much that I now
read a great deal without glasses. I
would cheerfully recommend to you
last year at your plac have civfr. :-r
entire satisfaction, since wearier :zr
my eyes have grown much strcrr-.-:
Very resp'y., Mr.s. S. L. I.: ht, I .
Rural, 111., March s.
The spectacles voi fitted
proved very satisfactory. I
them six months and tied I
greatly benefited by there.
you for the good you have i.oae ".e .
am, Y'ours trulv, Lv. l:cr.r:.r
Milan. 111., March in, ls.V;. IV
Sir: The spectacles you fitted ti
eyes about eight months a;o i--Ti
given me perfect satisfaction. loan tr. '
recommend vour work. Yours tru.y
M:: J. A. IHv:-.
Rock Island, 111., March ' . 1"
Gentlemen: Th spectacles you t::. '
to my eyes have proved very si'.'i
tory, and am well plea.se.1 with ti:
They have opened a new world to -for
I can see objects with theui p.a::.j
that before I bad them, I ecu.-
see at all. Yours truly,
Rock Island, 111., Feb. ;
Gentlemen: The spectacles C:;t- '
my daughter and myself haxv f rcyc.
eminently satisfactory, a crr- "
provement over those of ecu-era--
Mrs. 1). T. Rct'-
Davenport, Iowa, March '
Gentlemen: I can mcst heartily
ommend you to all in n. ed of first c:i
fitting spectacles. The spectac.-
which you fitted to my tycs, have
a source of comfort to me as none'
vious to them. Yours Resp'y.,
Rev. A. II. F. m:i::
Rock Island, III., March '. L"
Dear Sir: The spectacles fitted t :
daughter's eyes are very satis. a.
and she is very much I enettcu
their use. Y'ours truly,
i j ice 0 4 l'tt ter-.-c"
ItOCH IS.1UUU, ecu. , - 7 t
mo... T an cnvill with the fa if -e"
of praise for the spectacles fitted
my eyes some inree .. juh.
your skilled optician; they have
met my expectath us. With
wishes for your future success I
main. Yours resp'y., with Dailv 1 J
F. W. Ksch
n.1, Tcl.nrl III March l1'. 1
Ul'uucmcu uui ' " r-
was suffering from ustigmat-.i v-
ing severe headaches, having s--
eyes examined and fitted with P- ".
by your optician, she has been e-
1 ,i:l nA ..i .an tru'V rt
jjr ic.c.c. .
mend your skill as optician.
Mr. and Mrs. W
J. RAMSER & SON, Jewelers and Opticians,
Y 18-7hcond iveni.e, Rock lalaj,
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