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Manulacturers ol FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WAGONS
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OFFICE: NO, 221 SIXTH AVENUE.
Shop on Viae Street. ROCK ISLAND. ILL
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T. H THOMAS.
"if troubled with Gonorrhoea!
r Gleet, Whites.Sprmatorrhoe
for any unnatural discharge aak'
ffour druggist for a, bottle of
I hit! J. It cures in a few daya
ithnut the nid or nublicil v of a
I doctor. Non-poisonous and
mnninteed not to stricture.
, The Universal American Cure.
i Evans Chemical
Inferiority and InipcneoUon.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
makes no difference what kind. Using
greasy and inferior soaps is one road
to premature decay sore hands
sore hearts clothes never clean.
Not so when
is used. Cheerfully proceeds the
labor of wash-day with health and
long life assured. Hands all right
hearts light clothes pure and white
as a Greenland snowdrift.
JAS. S. K1RK& CO., Chicago.
Dusty Diamond Tar Soap. "'VaL1
Kidney Com plaints.
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cretlon, as nervous debility, pleepfesfineas. lan(nior,
rheumatism, kidney, liver and bladder complaintd,
lame tiack, lumtiagu, eciatiea, all female eoniplalntd,
-,'eneral 111 health, etc. Tbia electric Uelt contains
n,i iful inpnmwnta over all otherit. nrrcnt Is
tnetantly relt hy wearer or we forfeit 85.OOU.O0, and
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luuids havo been cured hv this marvelous Invention
after all otlKT remedies failed, and we (rive hundxtun
Of tesUmonlals in this and every other state.
Our rawerfal Iwpro.nl F.LEITKIC Sl'SPltVSnBT. tho
trreatest bom ever otrereil weak men, KRKP. wllb all
Belts. Uraltli aad Inms Ntrvartk Gl AIUM fcK D la BO ta
WJdV bend for liius'U Pamphlet, malied.aeaiBd. tree
SANDEN ELKCTRIO CO., . .
SCO. 169 Ida Halle fet.. IU1CAUV, IIX.
WHY THE INTERVIEWER EXISTS.
A Few Reasons to Account for tbe Popu
larity of One Form of Journalism.
Why do persons of notoriety admit
tho domestic interviewer? Probably a
number of reasons may be assigned.
The most respectable is indolent good
nature; it is easier to say "yes" than
"no;" to have tho tiles in your fireplace
described as "Persian," and, at the same
time, as the work of an Englishman,
than to keep your drawing room for
your acquaintances. This is the fairest
plea for permitting your person and
furnittvre to be exhibited to tho subur
ban citizen who, honest man, prob
ably never heard of you and cares very
little about you.
Again tho patient may really liko be
ing talked about in public may on joy
the idea of permitting all the world to
know, as Mr. Allen says, "curious little
details which might bo left to your con
science, your cook and the commission
ers of inland revenue." It is an odd
taste, but it is ioss:lle that "the animals
enjoy it." The interviewed may pre
tend to complain, but may really re
joice. The public ckx-s not mind it, tho
patient is pleased, the interviewer earns
his fee in tho way ho has lecn inspired
All this may be admitted, but the plea
of necessity cannot be admitted. Again,
probably many of tho patients think an
"interview" a g" d advertisement. They
are brought before tho public notice;
therefore tho public will read their books
or buy their pictures. This is a sad mis
take. The public which reads interv iews
knows nothing about tho interviewed
author and his works, cares nothing
about them nor about anything of tho
sort. "Here is gossip about somebody
whose name I havo seen in the papers,"
eays the reader, so ho reads tho gossip,
but there his interest ends.
The theory of advertisement, of profit
to accrue from a little more of personal
notoriety, is a blunder. The public of
this kind cares to know that an author
squints, weighs 10 stone 10 or has a
broken nose, or uses a thick handled
pen; but as to what lie writes with that
pen this kind of ptiblic is serenely in
different. Where, then, U the necessity
for admitting tho ' interviewer? Neces
sity there is none, but indolence, vanity,
love of notoriety, are likely to keep tho
author of -".-t'.Tviews in full employ
ment. Mr. Dlith-tfsiyt has added to his vol
ume a defenso of his tirt, in which ho
says practically that "Zenophon" in
terviewed "Socrates." An author who
talks of "Zenophon" falls a littlo short
of tho universal knowledge which it
seems is necessary for tho ideal inter
viewer. London Saturday Renew.
Gibraltar and Spain.
It may be objected that, although Gib
raltar might 1k5 useless to us as against
Spain, it would still, in wartime, bo use
ful to us as against any other power. It
certainly might be useful to a very mod
ified extent. It is nevertheless a matter
of notoriety that Spain ardently desires
to regain possession of the fortress, and
it is scarcely conceivable that, unless we
were actually fighting for the protection
of Spanish interests, Spain would remain
rigidly neutral while another power was
attempting to expel us from the rock.
In order to secure the more or less ac
tive co-operation of Spain the other pow
er would merely have to give some se
cret pledge that, having enco gained
possession of Gibraltar, she would hand
it over without charge to its ancient
owners. France, there is no doubt,
would, with things standing as they do
at present, bo very glad to see Spain
take our place there, and though Italy
might not like it she would not spend a
single centesimo to prevent it. Fort
Man ami Wolf Surprised.
A hunter and a wolf had an interesting
mutual surprise party to themselves in
the hills near Helena a few days ago,
The hunter, arrayed in a heavy wolfskin
overcoat, fur side outward, was exam
ining some traps set the previous night.
He was stooping over one, rearranging
the bait, when there was a fierce growl,
and a heavy weight fell suddenly on his
back, so that he barely missed being
caught in his own trap. He managed to
shake himself free, and recovering bis
feet found facing him a full grown buf
falo wolf. Tho wolf seemed quite as
much surprised as the hunter, and they
looked at each other some seconds be
fore the fight, which ended in the death
of the wolf, liegan. The brute evidently
was fooled by the coat and the hunter's
stooping position and mistook him for
another wolf. Big Horn Count y Rustler.
Curious Mode of Catching Turtles.
A curious mode of catching turtles Ta
practiced in the West Indies. It consists
in attaching a ring and a lino to the tail
of a species of sucker fish known as tho
remora. The live fish is then thrown
overboard and immediately makes for
the first turtle ho can spy, to which he
attaches himself very firmly by means of
a sucking apparatus arranged at the top
of his' head. Once attached to the tur
tle, so firm is his grip that the fisherman
on drawing the line brings home both
turtle and tho sucker. Exchange.
A Creature From the Fire.
Aristotle believed that some creatures
were capable of supporting life even
though confined to the devouring ele
ment. He says: "In Cyprus, when tho
manufacturers of chalcitis (lime) bum
it many dys in the fire, a winged crea
ture something larger than a great fry is
seen emerging from the stone and leap
ing and walking about in the fire. Tbse
creatures perish immediately upon being
removed from tho furnace." St. Louis
Good Authority for "lSouhten."
"Eoughten" has the authority of age,
example and well-considered use by Cole
ridge, Southey and others. Still more
weighty authority is found in a story told
to us by Roscoe Conkling, who was pres
ent at a fashionable hotel in Philadel
phia thirty years ago, when a lady asked
for tea. The reply was, "Will you have
sassafras tea or bo lighten tea?" New
Oayly Decked Immigrants, .
A picturesque party of Italian ImTrjfc
fTanta landed at the barge office the
other day. There were about a dozen
men and six or eight women. The men
wvre clothing of a rough, buff colored
material, with scarfs and caps of bright
er hues. The women displayed a variety
of gay colors red, yellow, blue and pink
predominating. Each woman was bare
headed, but each wore ribbons in her
hair and a bright colored shawl or apron.
The strangers attracted a great deal of
atteution as they straggled up Broadway
from the Battery with their bundles.
They evidently found as much novelty
in their surroundings aa the New York
ers found in their quaint appearance.
The women apparently had the keenest
observation and pointed out to their
more stolid male comp inions various ob
jects as the party moved along.
At Rector street they saw a flower
stand, and half a dozen of the women
gathered about it and gave vent to volu
ble expressions of delight. They dragged
some of the men before tho stand and
gesticulated violently. The men tried
to pull away from them, but could not.
After awhile some pieces of money came
out of the men's pockets, and with
much eagerness and chattering the wom
en selected one flower apiece. The ven
dor took his pay out of the handful of
American silver tendered him, and the
party moved on, both men and women
as joyous as a lot of school children.
New York Times.
A Friend of the Farmer.
The hop growers of Otsego county
have discovered what naturalists have
long been trying to make farmers under
stand that skunks, instead of being
their enemies, as they formerly supposed
are among their most useful friends. As
one hop grower expressed it, "Nowadays
we protect skunks as carefully as we do
Hop yards, it appears, are infested by
a certain l.ii. l of grub which gnaws off
tho tender vines at the root, and this
grub is tho favorite food of the skunk.
As a general thing the .skunks sally
forth at nightfall, li;t now and then tin y
are to be seen at work i:i broad daylight.
The proceeding is an interesting one to
The skiiuk begins liisjuest on the edge
of the yard, win re he cocks his head over
a hill of hops nd Is.- Jens. If a grab is
at work upon one of !;; f.r.ir trailing
vines, his qnirk car is sure to hear it. At
once he Kgi::.s u paw tip the earth, and
presently he is sii-.i to r.ncover the grub
and swallow it with unmistakable relish.
Then he listens ::gain. and if he hears
nothing proceeds to the ne.:t hill. And
so lie goes oil till iie has li:ul his fill.
Now that the skunks are no longer
molested, they have become compara
tively fearless. Sometimes, we are tol 1,
they keep up their operations even while
the. cultivator is driven between the
rows. Cor. New York Tribune.
Men That Jnmp
At conclnsioi s are (rcncrally "off their ha"e."
Because there are nnraber piitent medicines
of (jncftionable value, it doesn't follow that all
arc wor'hiess. ImhTi c'ns Ilr- Puce's Caturrli
licincdy with the usual run of such remedies.
It t way above and beyond tern! It is doin
wr.at others fail to do! It :s curins; the worst
ftases of Chronic Nasal Catarrh. If on ?ouht it,
trvit If von niftke a thorough trial, you'll n
cured. .0li forfeit for an incurable chse. This
offer bv World's iv.snensary .Medical Association,
liuflilo, ;. y. At all driH'jristt: 5 cents
World's Fair Ksstes.
The Burlington route (('.. 15. & Q.
K. II.) will well round trip tickets
from Rock Island to Chicago and re
turn from April 25 to October 31,
lS'.l."?, inclusive, at final limit for
return November 15, 1S!S. Contin
uous goinjj passage date of sale.
Continuous return passage on or be
fore final limit. Children of live
years and under 12 years of age half
of above rates.
II. D. Mack. liv. Pass. Act..
Rock Island, 111.
M. J. Yoi xti, Agt., Rock Island.
I have been a great sufferer from
dry catarrh for many years, and I
tried many remedies, but none did
me so much benefit as Ely's Cream
Halm. It completely cured me. M.
J. Lally, 3'J Woodward avenue, Bos
ton Highlands, Mass.
I Ihink Ely's Cream Balm is the
best remedy for catarrh 1 ever saw.
I never took anything that relieved
me so quickly, and I have not felt so
well in a long time. I used to be
troubled with severe headaches two
or three times a week. J. A. Alcorn,
Acent U. P. R. R. Co.. Eaton, Colo.
Willfam Honndtree, aeronaut, while
about to make a balloon ascension at San
Francisco received injuries from which he
will probably die.
is and will ever be the
. a. v a . "r 1 V.
Pains in the Side. Chest and
Joints, Neuralgia, Sprains, &C-
Uelore yon need to tray, oduuh
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endorsements of prominent pnjsioiana.
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European Houses: Bndolstadt, London,
V ienna, xragne ,ttoeraiu,-vit.oii
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EC EST YOB xosssrrs
and other drnrtrW-
THIRTY years' observation of Castorla with tho patronage of
millions of persons, permit m to speak of it withont guessing.
It is nnqnestiona'bly tho Pest remedy for Infants and Children
the world has ever known. It is harmless. Children like it. It
gives them health. It will save their lives. In it Mothers havo
something which is absolutely safe and practically perfect as a
Castoria destroys Worms.
Castoria prevents vomiting Sonr Cnrd.
Castoria enres Diarrhcaa and Wind Colic.
Castoria relieves Teething Tronhles.
Castoria enres Constipation and riatnlency.
Castoria neutralize the effects of carbonic acid gas or poisonons air.
Castoria does not contain morphine, opium, or other narcotic property.
Castoria assimilates the food, regnlato the stomach and bowels,
giving healthy and natural sleep.
fin s tori f is pnt np in one-size pottles only. It is not sold in hnlk.
Don't allow any one to sell yon anything else on the plea or promise
that it ia"jnt as good" and "will answer every pnrpose.'
Sec that yon get C-A-S-T-O-R-I-A.
Children Cry for
Everything in the line of spring vehicles, and the
largest assortment of
Harness, Laprobes, Whips, Etc.,
Mason's Carriage Works,
East Fonrth Street.
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gent's Fine Shoes a specialty. Renslrlntr none neatly and promptly.
A share of yonr patronage respectfully solicited.
1618 Second Avenu. Rock Inland, CI
R v. Hudson. M. J. Pakkxb.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds cf Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimates
furaished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. and Seventeenth st. Bock Island.
GEORGE SCHAFEB, Proprietor.
1801 Second Avcnnc, Corner of Sixteenth Street, - Opposite Harper's Theatre.
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Free Lnnch Every Iay
City 'Bus and Express Line.
Telephone Bock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or express
wagon and you will receive prompt attention,
TIMBEBLAKE & SPENX3EB, Props.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by buying your Crockery, Glassware, Cut
lery, Tinware, Woodware, and Brushes, at the Old and
Beliable 5 and 10 Cents Store.
arRS. C. IMITSCH'S. 1314 Third Ave.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ol Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
OOos suss! Sfcsm 721 Twelfth Street. KOCK ISLAND
is on every
8andwiches Furnished on Short Notice.