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TIIF. AHGTIS. WEDNESDAY, JULY 19. 189a.
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KiiMC at the Tower tonight.
Concert at the Tower tonight.
Melons on ice at Huncher's g ocery.
A nice line of fresh vegetables at
Mrs. K. C. Willerton is visiting in
Pars every 15 minutes on the Tow
er line tonight.
Miss Kmma Battles left last even
nirg for St. Paul.
Concert at theTower tonight. Ca:
wery 15 minutes.
Tomatoes ami a full line of fresh
Trcg-tables at Hess Bro.'
For Sale A Jersey cow. Inquire
X 61 ) Eighteenth street.
Blackberries, blueberries, eil ami
Hack raspberries at Buncher.
Jelly glasses ami preserving ket
iles on sale this week at the Coluni-
Big values in baby carriages this
week at HuckstaetlY. Cash or
Refrigerators at cost to close out
4 season s stock. Cash or credit at
The condition of ex-Postmaster
Howard Wells is reported not so fa
Great bargains in center ami dining:-
room tables at Huckstaedts.
Blueberries, rasjl)erries. peaches,
jearx. California plums and water
"elons at Hess Bros.'
. Preserving kettle sale is still on
wid'vnll continue a few days longer, i
Buy them now at the Columbia.
iter. A. C. Mennii-ke has gone to
fisoria ti. attend the Central Illinois
onference of the German Lutheran
Misses Florence ami Julia Battles
Jrft last evening for Beardstou n to
attend the silver wedding of Mr. and
"fcrs. J. C. stauton.
We have j;ist maile up an excellent
.'.ine of parlor suits, lounges and
couches. They are all bargains.
Easy payments at Huckstaedf sf
William Claiiahan. of this citv, and
Miss Anna Marofsky. of Coal Valley,
ere united in marriage bv Magis
Srtc Selimi-der at his ofliee cstt-r-day
The llnek IIaud (,'it izens" I in pro v
nctit association delegation to Ful
lrn in the interest of'' M. W. A. mat
Srrs leaves tomorrow morning at 7
o'clock over the ('. M. & St. l road.
A much needed improvement is
icing made in Court House square,
ihe long diagonal waik being re
placed by a new one that will'" give
the place a more respectable appear
ance. The Verne Swain pulled out yes
terday afternoon, leaving about -ji) of
ibe excursionists from up the river
standing on the bank. They were
compelled to take the Milwaukee
train for home.
Mayor Medill and City Clerk Hues
ing today let the contract for the
Twenty-seventh street storm drain
Hn Contractor C. J. Larkin, the cost
of construction amounting to be
tween ti) and $1)00.
Rev. W. S. Marquis leaves tomor
row for Washington, 1). C. where he
will occupy the pulpit of the 1'resbv
rian church of the Assembly for
:r Sundays during the absence of
She pastor. Mrs. Marquis and chil
dren will visit at Minonk in Mr. Mar
It is quite probable that John C.
liinney will be the next manager of
Ihe local Postal Telegraph ofliee.
Hot only would Mr. Kinney's many
personal friends be pleased to hear
f such an appointment, but it would
1 gratifying to our business men as
None of the cars on the Tower line
will run down Second avenue below
Seventeenth street tonight. After
temight the 7 and 7:30 cars going out
and the- H.'M) and 9 o'clock cars re-
torning will run down Second ave
3ine. Tomorrow night a train will
"wn through from Molinc to tin
The waterworks committee com
jM'(l of Aids, hvans. Corkcn and
3ioth. aeeompanied by Mayor Medill
aoiil AIM. Alaueker visited forty
fourth street yesterday and decided
Jo recommend the extension of tin
rater main a distance of two block
Ho Edgewood avenue. Thev also vis
ited the Third ward and decided to
recommend the easement of the
grades for several sidewalks in that
The jury in the ease of Barth &
Blcock vs. Stephen O'Connor re
sumed a verdict last night allowing
1 1 to Mr. O'Connor. The case was a
suit brought by the first -mentioned
firm to recover $10o on a grading
ontract claimed to have been over
paid to O'Connor. The latter tiled
a cross suit claiming $141 still due,
with the result above stated. Barth
Je Babeock were represented by
wmiam JackHPn anil O Connor by
n iliiam JUchnirv.
Who Know Mike Farrel?
Chief of Police Sexton has a letter
Ixom City Marshal Mclntire, of Men
dvta, seeking information as to one
Alike Farrel, who was injured in a
imilway accident there recently, and
who claims Roek Island as his home.
The man was injured last Friday,
and he did not speak a word until
jestcrday, when he gave his name as
Alike Farrel, and said his home was
in Kock Island. The name does not
appear in the Rock Island directory,
and Chief Sexton has been unable to
Jacate anyone here who knows him.
A FORGOTTEN STORY.
d Fate or the Man Who ffii the Dio
coverer of sti m rovrr.
There lived in Xormandy, where
he was borne, in 1.' 70, a man named
Solomon Caus. He was an engineer
and architect, and had held several
important position . He wrote a
great many scientific works and
papers, of which, However, no one
took much notice during his life, says
Invention, and finally was seized with
an idea which mado his friends and
relatives fear that h3 was mai. After
pestering tho king and the cardinal
at Paris, he was ordered to be taken
to Bicctre the mad house and there
shut up. This was done. They had
just one way with mad people in
those days. They siut them in iron
cages and fed them through the bars
like wild beasts. They did this to
Solomon Caus. For a lonir time he
stood behind thoe bars all clay and
called to those who would listen,
and to them repeated tho story he
had told the cardinal. He became
the jest of the place. Some of them
even gave him wiiting materials,
and then, amid tho misery of his
surroundings, he wrote down his
ideas and amused hii jailers so much
the more. However, it could not bo
long before such a life, such sur
roundings, would si atter any brain.
In time Solomon Cai s was as mad as
eery one believed him.
It wa in 1024 that ta English
nobleman. Lord Wtrce.-tcr, went to
Paris and visited Bicctre. As he was
passing through the great court, ac
compp.n'ed by the keeper, a hideous
face with matted fccsrd and hair ap
peared at the grating and a voice
shrieked wildly: -stop! stop! Iam
not mad. I am shut, up here mo.-t
unju-tly. I have made an invention
which would enrich a country that
adopted it." '-What does he speak
of?" tho marquis asked his guide.
"Oh, that is his madness," said tho
man. laughing. "That is a man
called Solomon Caus. He is from
Normandy. He believes that by the
u-e of the steam of boiling water ho
can make ships go o er the ocean and
carriage - travel by kind in fact, do
all o:-t- of wondcrfu, things. He has
even written a book about it. which I
can r.i:::v you." Lord Worcester
asked for the book, glanced over it,
and ue.-ired to be conducted to tho
cell of lUe writer. When he returned
he had been wecpi.ig. "The poor
man is certainly mad now," ho
said, "but when you imprisoned
Lim here he wa-s the greatest genius
of the ago. He has certainly
made a great discovery." After this
Lord Worcester made many efforts to
procure tho libei atic n of tho man,
who doubtless wouU. have been re
stored to reason by freedom and
ordinary surroundings, but in vain;
the cardinal was against him. and
his F.nglish friends :jegan to fancy
that ho himself had lost his senses,
for one wrote to another: "My lord
is remarkable for never being satis
fied with any explanations which
are given him, but always wanting to
know for himself, although he seems
to pierce tho very center of a speaker's
thoughts with his big blue eyes that
never leave theirs. At a visit to
Bicetre he thought he bad discovered
a genius in a madman, who declares
that he would travel the world over
with a kettle of boiling water. He
desired to carry him ;iway to London
that ho might listen to his extravagan
ces from morning till tight.and would,
I think, if the maniac had not been
actually raving and chained to tha
Thus in Bicetro di'jd the man W
whom, after his works were published,
many people gave tho credit of being
the discoverer of steam power, and it
is said that from the manuscript
written in his prison Lord Worcester
gathered the idea of a machine spoken
of as a "water-commanding engine,"
which he afterward .n vented. His
torians have donied that Caus died in
prison, but there exists a letter writ
ten by Marion de Lerme, who was
with Lord Worcester at tho time of
his interview with Caus, which es
tablishes the fact beyend doubt
The Sidney went so ith this morn
ing. The Verne Swain m ide her re"-u-lar
The Irene 1) brought down six
strings of lumber.
The stage of water at Roek Isl
and bridge at noon today was 4. Id;
the temperature was H.
The Bella Mac, Irene 1). Charlotte
Boeckler. Kit Carson, ami Lumber
bov came down.
The Musser came down with nine
strings of logs the L. J. Wheeler
with 12 and four of lumber, and the
F. C. A. Detikmann with l(i.
A rumor got afloat this morning to
the effect that the F. Wcyerhauser,
the new boat of Wcyerhauser &
Denkmann, had been blown up, for
which there va absolutely no
grounds. The Wey rhauser " came
down todav with a raf:.
They Wore Their I lair Long.
A manufacturing jeweler recently
remarked that some of his employes
had begun to wear ther hair unusu
ally long. He watched them more
closely and discovered that they fre
quently greased their hands, rubbed
them over with gold filings and dia
mond chips, and then carefully passed
their hands through their hair. It
was their custom at night to cleanse
their hair with fine conbs and collect
and sell the gold particles and dia
mond dust stolen in the manner above
World's Fair Vli.l tors.
A. II. Grimm leaves tonight for Au
rora to visit his son, from which city
he will visit the World s fair.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Simmon and
Louis Uindinger start tonight on a
S-weeks' visit to the World's fair.
Kot Jut t Right. ,
Here is a little story for which every j
reader may furnish his own moral. In j
a New England ciry a bright young ;
woman who earns her own living had j
saved 75 with which to go to the
World's fair. A few weeks ago a sen-1
sational Boston newspaper started a
contest for free trips to the fair. The
young woman's friends thonght they
would surprise her with one of these
free trips. They began buying the
newspaper coupons and sending them in
to be credited to her.
Some indiscreet friend let her know
what was going on. As her friends were
spending so mnch money for her benefit
she felt bound in honor to assist. In the
end her $75 went into the pool, and in
the total over $400 were spent, but this
snm was not quite enough. The free
trip went to somebody who had 20,500
coupons against her 20,000. She gets
nothing for the 400 6pent in her behalf,
and she will not go to the fair. Hun
dreds more tried and failed. The news
paper pocke.cd thousands of dollars for
which it makes no return. But did the
newspaper get this money honestly?
B. WU TE
Wfcolcsilc Dia'cr and mi r!er i f
Wines and Liquors,
1616 -nd 1618 Third Av
Central Street Railway Co.
iwhis the rrm.ic to jtsk
Picnics and Excursions.
Boat i u p . w i : ch - h . r
Wtu'ft. ftwii jr-. Burro;
Morry co mhii:!. I'Yrrif
lic'iaurant and Ahan-
dunce of room,
special nre for Sunday sclion!;.
The Elm street c-rsand Blue Line from Buck
tland make ttrourh connect on!.
Get Out ol the Hot City
Ami take a trip on lh Mtesis;pp:
The Hcaittiful Steamer
will make regul it Wednesday and St; inlay
to d'fferdnt points on the river, tltio'g Orchestra
if 2T Musician will furuieh concett nd d.inre
mtific. Tickets is cents, childrtn 15 rent" : Clin
ton. Mnscatinc and other dihtact p. ints fill cents
Stiamcr uniter thepcrsotal chtrire i f Captain
McCaffrey. For charter tern p adirefs r cul on
CHAS. T. KINDT,
Ger . Manager Xlnrtis Opt ra Iloute. "
Special to Ladies.
To each of the first One Hundrel Uidii r- who
call at our ofnee on week beginning Monday, Ju'y
17th, we wid present one boltie of our new J-kin
Lotion. Thse ate not to te tsnipk's but full
Hized 4 oz. 50c bottles
Dr. Spring t--n Meditine Co.
15 Whitaker Block, riort.
House Raising and Moving-
SATISFACTION GL'A UANTKEP.
llaifin; brick buildings cspfcially
Address E- A- ROUNDS,
1515 Seventh Avenue. Rox 1-'.
BIG REDUCTIONS on
This is our unloading season.
Sboe Store ltC4 Second
THE "QUICK MEAL" is the only
nove having Uirk that cannot be taken off
for filling, nnlesc the burners are tl ea.
THE "QUICK MEAL" is the only
Mr.ve having an indicator to show when the
burners arc oim.l,ot closed.
THE "QUICK MEAL" is the only
t-tove t avinsr c'ass tubes to show the drip
ping of a oiioe when the st vu :- in use.
THE -QUICK MEAL" is the only
stove having borne: llat cam it be opened
fnr her than necefsiry.
THE "QUICK MEAL" is the only
f'ova having all par s made of material
lrth cannor. r. St.
615 and 1617 ecoi d Awiu--.
1815 Second Ave.
Koester & Martin
-Base Ball Headquarters.-
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
Alwsyo on hand the bncet brand of dotrcctic
nd imior.!d cicars. All brand f tobacco.
Tlio rcore of al! the ball panics wi'l be received
L. GLOCKHOFF, Prop.,
1S08 Second Avcnnc.
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Straw Hats, Etc.
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TWO SPECIAL OFFERINGS.
Lot 1 Lands' sher cord-d,
urual price lc 10 15c,
quact ty limited to each
Lot i Ladies' sbeer enbroid
rt?d handkerchiefs, usual
pric 15c, for tbi-. i-ale
Bnt three wi l be sold to
au oiie customer.
Commencing at 8 a. m. MONDAY, July 17th.
A Cut in Every Department.
LOT NO. 1 t'henille Table Cover, fancy dado fringe, for TSo. the
birget bargain ever offered. Come earlv. as this
line will not last long at these prices.
LOT NO. -2 Chenille Covers, fancy, plain, colored, 25e.
LOT N" A big line fancy Chenille Covers, 6x1 wide, with
fancy fringe, a decided bargain for 1.7.
ONE (IKOS s-iiart New Idea Preserving Kettles at 5Sc. worth
$l.t. These goods will only be offered for this sale
at this very low price: white enameled inside and
blue outside. I!uy now, you will need one of them.
LADIES' Silk Waist now selling at $3. 9$ to close out. I will guar
antee that you cannot buy of anv other dealer for
less than o.o".
OUK entire line of Laee Curtains at cost for this week onlv. Mon
ey is very tight, and we must sacrifice this line to
turn into money. Shrewd buvers, will buy now.
F G. YOU2sG, Proprietoi.
1728 Second iv.
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
Analytic and Dispensii Pharmacist
Is row located in his new building at the corner of Fifth aveuue
and Twenty .third street.
J. F. BoENFIELD.
Plumbers, Steam, Gas Fitters,
House Heating and Sanitary Flunibinj
You will find prices accordingly.
Largest Clothing and Shoe Stores in Rock Island County.
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I Ladies' Silk Gloves
One lot iu tans, slates and oil
Special atteiifo'.i is asked when
ycu are in to low prices in
Ladies' t'alico Wrappers,
Wash Goods, etc.
1709 and 17o9 Second avenue.
223 Twentieth tr.
Store 1729 Second Avenue.