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1Vr r,Tr PYPnTTMTIQ Ivou was to give him a piece of fresh
lUiiLIV JliAl UUlMilO. J meat, he wouldn't eat. Xo, sir; he
The Colored Evangelist Holding a anything that is oldandstinkin'.
. . Some people are the same. They
Revival Meetings. wouldn't take hoh of a pood thing if
. you gave it to them, some people
do not like to see :i strange, minister
SOME "SPECKLED BIRD" THEOLOGY. I
come to the city. Thev think be
lli Talk I hp l'irnt KvpiiIiic at the Second
Kptit Church Outline or a Remarkable
Iirnarr la tlie Line of the Salvation of
SoalH The Importance of the Feathered
Tribe in Such Connect ion.
Evangelist Mack who wa ititrorj
dnced to the community with such n l
flourish of trumpets by the Union j
i in- nwicr morning, delivered inspect
opening discourse at the Second
Haptist church, to a handful of:
people, most of whom were like!
the speaker of the African per
suasion. Mack is not a bad look
ing fellow, and the clerical garb with
which he distinguishes himself adds
dignity to his presence and appear
ance, and it was this probably, which
impressed the Union so profoundly
at lirt sighl. Hut when Mack opens,
his mouth and permits the volcanic
eruption within o' liavi. vent, all
signs of grace or dignity at once dis-
eause some are frauds, all of them
are so. Hut watch and see tirst, be
fore you begin to criticise. See
whether a man lives according to
the bible. They make him nothing
when he is a child of (Jod and lives
Evangelist Mack will open a week's
meeting at Turner hall tomorrow
night, with a disc urse on the snb-
Urv Hones i i the Valley."
Lunch at the St ir saloon tonight.
Jim Dunn went up to Ottawa last
Spring chicken lunch at the Man
There will be no lance at Xmvnek's
Spring chicken lunch at the Man
pring chicken lunch at the Man.
appear, a the denizens ::i th
nity of Tenth street and Sixth ave
nue will be apt to testify. To state
it mildly his discourse is one un
interrupted roar froth beginning ti.
end, and if he ever gets out of the
pulpit he should have no trouble in
tinding occupation either as an auc
tioneer or as a seller of tickets for a
side shew at a circr.s.
The Speckled ltir.i
The topic of the discourse. through
which Evangelist Mack sought "to
lead his hearers into divine light
and truth was The Speckled Bird,"
and people who had no further
knowledge of the facts would be apt
to expect a lecture on the feathered
tribe, instead of the heavenly king
dom. Nevertheless, Mr. Mack did
devote himself to theology.
'I have tonight a very peculiar text"
said he, don't suppose you ever
heard this text preached before in
the course of your life. My inheri
tance is to me a -speckled bird,"
you will rind this in Jeremiah, U'th
chapter and '.l!h verse. I am the
pecklcd bird'. I hope you will
pray while I preach. My work is the
salvation of souls; I have been doing
this work for seven years, and there
is going to be a good many surprised
when Jesus conies to judge the world.
A speckled bird' is a quail and it i
a beautiful bird; lie lays from
-2 to AO eggs, and is a genius
bird. They build their nests in the
sides of the yearth and they lays
from t'. to 3i eggs, ami they hatch
these eggs (.ut and all the birds are
alike. They are a very pretty bird
and they llock together. They never
fly high and never roost in a tree, but
they roosts together and they is very
loving towards one and other and
keeps each warm. 1 wish to God the
church of (Jod was like the -'speckled
bird.'' 'hon the huntsman hunts the
speckled bird," the hunt-man finds
them nil together in the clover and
the pointer waggles his tail to let his
master "know they is some birds in
front, and he jumps in the middle of
"em ml ihey fly. The enemy shoots
and cripples them and then" they cr
ily to and fro. east, west, north aui
south and fly in the mountains and
whistle, whistle just like a man. and
then the yother birds flies to him.
They have a king bird, which is the
leader of them, and they all make
room for the king bird, and often the
crippled birds can't come, but he will
give them the distress sign by whis
tling, and they is very kind and lov
in' and affectionate."
Re Like the "Speckled l'.ird."
Here the evangelist exhorted his
brethern to be like the '-speckled
bird,"' and hoped to see the t ime when
the people would "divide their
means with those who are crippled
and not let them starve to death.
The minister of the gospel is com
pared t the 'speckled bird'. Do you
know that anyone loves to shoot the
r minister: anybody that sees a min
ister do a little wrong spreads il i
ever the country like wild tire, why?'
because lie is a minister oi God: be-
eau-c he holds up holy hands."
Then returning to his tp!c Mr.
Mack said: "They is many kinds of
speckled birds'" which he described
the mocking bird, then the -hawk
bird, "which is a very dangerous
bird a mean bird how ho Hies to
and fro in the yard, and pretty soon
sees it 'loci; oi' chickens, and he flies
down and Miatch-.-s one and t"ars and
eats Vn; up yes, sir. eats "em up.'
Then i:e t r. 1 1 about being a christian
for five years, but his dates did net
hitch. as . afterward he declared
he had been a minister since issi;.
The worst friends he has he claim
are christians, but says God wi!'
'tend to them. (He hasn't time.) - I
have always I men a faithful chrietian
since I was a christian. I may stay
in your city a month or two months,
watch mo and see if I am not a child
of God." Then lie described the
pigeon as a "loving and affectionate
bird," and told how while one bird
fits on the nest the he bird will go and
gather up grains of wheat and gravel
and bring it up and divide with the
bird on the nest. After some more
"pigeon talk" he spoke of the "king
bird that never dies he just
starves to death, begets so old
that his bill turn tip, and he starves
to death. This is the eagle bird."
Then after a few words on the dan
ger of this bird, and its wonderful
ferocity and sujKjrhuman strength,
he talked of the turkey .buzzard. "If
j. hattan tonight.
A nice house of seven rooms for
rent at 1115 Third avenue.
fohn Dormanof Sunny Hill, Henry
i . nty. was in the city today.
Latest styles in ladies' and gents'
: . wcar just arrived at Dolly Bros'.
Kov. IL C. Raidolph, D. D. of
Heading college, w 11 occupy the pul
pit of the M. E. church tomorrow. .
All black faces anl a true minstrel
entertainment combine to make the
Lew Dockstader minstrels interesting
The Akgus acknc wledges a box of
choice flowers with the compliments
of Park Commissioner Jackson of
Lost A white and yellow beagle
hound, this side i f Watch Tower.
Finder please leave at City bakery
and receive reward.
All kinds of bicycle repairing done
at Walker's placi , 416 Sixteenth
street. Moline. Ke nember the num
ber. Telephone 'JIC'.O.
Many old favorites and many new
"lies, all united in an entirely new
program, is the idea of Lew Do'cksta-t:-r"s
John fiard. formerly of this citv,
i'lit now of Peoria, was in the city
t his morning on his way back from
his old home in LeClaire.
Prof. S. T. Bowl by and wife are at
the hitler's home, at Princeton,
called hence by the serious illness
of Mrs. Bowlhy's Mstcr.
Mrs. J. T. Gord n. of Florence',
Col., has arrived to visit the family
of Sheriff Gordon, a id friends in the
city on her way to the fair.
A. M. Blakesley will conduct the
meeting at the Y. M.C. A. Sunday at
3:3(1; there will be a' tractive singing,
and all young men : re invited.
In spite of tl e weather,
are doing more business than
one; place your ord -r for a new
or winter suit at Louis Englin'x.
The height of cultured refinement
in minstrel entertai linent is reached
this season by the Lew Dockstader
company, to be sect, tonight at Har
The same being n.ade, the fount of
laughter who mace the spring of
tears. He made us to laugh, but we
make ourselves to -ry. Go to Har
per's theatre tonight and laugh and
let the wicked wail.
Mr. and Mrs. John Koehler living
at AOoU Tenth avnue. lost their
daughter Freda, at 11 o'clock yester
day morning of sunnier complaint,
aged two years and seven months.
The funeral occurs Sunday at 2 p.
m. from the residen sc.
The school attend nice at the close
of the second week of the fall term
yesterday was as fellows: Building
Xo. 1, 487; No. L 159; No. 3. 197";
No. 4, 230: No. 5, :!75; No. G, 373:
No. 7, 271; Thirtv-e ghth street, 78:
High school 196; 'total. 2,372.
Mr and Mrs. David Donaldson are
expecting a visit toi lorrovv from Mr.
and Mrs. Nathan Turner, who are on
j their way to their home in Mexico
j from the World's fair. Mrs. Turner
is .mi-, anil .Mrs. Donaldson s daugh
ter, while her husband is a prominent
railroad man in the republic of Mcx
City Engineer W. A. Darling has
' complimented The Akui s with one
jot his new maps of the city, for
which our best than is are hereby re
turned. It is a com dele and rclia
' bit- map. and something that is of
great value to every oiliee in town
where one should :e found. Mr.
, Darling asks but i'C each for his
Zella Eagle Eve, tue Sioux Indian
who was married to one of Hock Isl
and's fair daughters some time ago,
has been in the employ of the Hock
Island Lumber company for some
time past. Yesterday Eagle Eye fell
off n platform in the company's yard
and received severa gashes in his
scalp. Dr. Harth diessed the young
man's wounds, and he is now able to
be about the same at- usual.
The Moline Kepubliean-Journal is
informed that in viw of the hard
times the coming winter, the city of
Moline is to be petitioned to make a
change in the niattei of paying sa
loon license money into the city
treasury. Instead ol a semi-annual
payment of $250 due in October, it is
prayed that the ami tint be cut in
two and have, a quarterly installment
of $125 come due the i, and then an
other for the same amount due in
On the lawn in court house square
near the county jail, has been erected
a fairy castle, through the ingenuity
and thoughtful consideration of Maj.
Bcardsley. It is dedicated to the lit
tle people of the sheriff's household,
and woe unto he who treads within
unbidden, either by day or by night,
for all the power reposing in the
sheriff will be evoked to give that
little domicile protection if need be.
The Drury toll road will be built
this fall, declares, the Muscatine
Journal. The Commercial club com
mittee has succeeded in impressing
it upon business men and others that
the road must be built, and as a re
sult have $20,950 in stock subscrip
tions, and are not through yet.
Twenty-thousand dollars is the
amount wanted, and subscription to
stock will be received until that
amount is raised. The subscription
lists require that $20,001) shall be
subscribed before any of it shall be
Party at Reynolds.
' Last evening at Reynolds a verv
pleasant party was given in honor of
Guy Wheaton, w ho leaves for college
next week. A very enjoyable even
ing was spent by all. The following
In! z tiiiRt
Lihb:e sch onniukrr
T. J. Aih
O buries EkMroni
V. I.. Krepm
I-Ctum ire .lohneton
F. K. tbe.lmrt
Wi I t Watt
Lou I ourad
Proceeding in t'ongrenii.
Washisgtox, Sent. 16. Cullom in the
Benate presented a petition from ex-soldiers
in Illinois complaining that they
were being watched by fjovprnment detec
tives with the object of finding out some
thing that would deprive the pensioners of
their pensious. The repent bill came up
anil Lindsay of Kentucky and Higgins
(Kep.) of Delaware spoke in its favor. Al
lison then obtained the floor, nn executive
session was held and the senate adjourned.
The house put in two hours trying to
get a quorum in the face of Republican
filibustering against the report o. .the
election law repeal bill. The session was
dull, roll calls being the order nearly the
whole time. Eulogies were then pro
nounce. 1 ontiie hue Representative Chip
man of Michigan aad the house adjourned.
The Weather We My Kxpeot.
Wasuikgtox, sicjit. 16. Tlie f.itiuwins are
the weather indications tor twenty-four hours
from p. m. yesterday: For Indiana
Fair, cooler weather; winds becoming north
westerly, for Illinois Fair weather; coole in
southern port ion: iiinhwestei 1- tcules. For
Michigan r air weai her, preceded by showers
in eastern per. ion; high northwesterly wiuds.
For Wiscon n Fair weather; northwesterly
gales. For Iowa Fair weaihrr; northwesterly
I'mif "leading miners nave twR-n cap
tured bv a sheriff's posse near Glen Rock,
TURN . .
to the laughter provoking
report of tlie adventures
in another column.
Now :".v.earing regularly in this paper. Don't
miss a number.
siiDering from ailncnta pccnlar to their ecx cau
the reliable nterine corrective and tonic will per
manently reli-vc the worst cam-s. Book givine
full particnlara mailed free. Address: Koom 'J5
Whitakcr Block, Davenport.
Great Sale of
for the next TEN .DAYS at very
low prices. Call and see them.
FAVU GAS STOVES,
all sizes. For economy and la-bnr-saving
there is no fuel to
equal a Gas stove.
Ice Cream Freezers.
1615 and 1617 Second Avenue.
1815 Second Ave.
Koester & Martin
-Base Eall Headquarters. -
S if'!? -SS&a
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
Always on hand the tnert brands of doir.ectic
and imported cicara. All brands if tobacco.
Tbc score of all the ball games wi'l bo received
L. GLOCKHOFF, Prop.,
1R08 Second Avennc.
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1KES1I AND FASHIONABLE
Choice of lirst importations are here
many in Dress Patterns one
of a kind thus giviup; an in
dividuality to our store which
cannot be duplicated.
We mention here prices on some of
the new fabrics:
Hop Sckixi;s in the new eo!orinjjs.
splendid value, all wool,
KKESII AND l-AMlioxA1,u.
Hop Sackinus Two i,., , ,T (
ILLCMIXATKD DlAi..)N.l.-s,. :
Willi Coki Skki.es- Ktra :Ui,,
And others too nuniermi t-i m
at this tinif.
Bkaiiis -Large assnrtnicin , ( .,
in Hercules. M-rpciitin... "s
1709 and 1 709 Second avenu.
TO ALL SHREWD BUYERS.
THE G. IV!. 100SLEY STOCK
will be sold regardless of cost
or value at 1609 Second ave
nue. This great sale com-'
mences at 8 a. m. THURSDAY.
This stock was bought at a big sacrifice and you 6hall
have the benefit of thr low price if you buy quick.
FRANK G. YOUNG.
We Underbuy Undersell Quick Sales.
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
Analytic Mi Dispensing Pharmacist
I? row located in bis new buildiDe at the corner of Fifth aveuue
and Twenty-third street.
J. F. EosEsriFXiJ. Tom RosEsriELD
Plumbers, Steam, Gas Fitters,
House Healing and Sanitary Plumbing.
2-J3 Twentieth .-tr.
We open the season with
Elegant (ioods and
We are prepared t -as
we have always
the right thin;.'
One of the first important lessons to Jfarn about Boy' Clothing is that le'iab'e fabrics and good tailoring at fair
reasonable urices, ate by far more satisfying to puxchasers than are the in my inferior grades at a less price.
Try our Fence Climbers. Novelties for children.
Thoroughly meritorious knee and long panta suits for boys of all ages, made to order, bearing oar label and
sold with our guarantee, cost no more than ordinary ready made, yet, ia style and service they are decidedly bettur.
Would you prefer superior merchandise sold truthfully or the inferior grades sold by sensational methods.
The former are our chief inducements, the latter abound everywhere.
We aek nothing better than an honest test of cur claims and if the best is good enough, then come and get it.
There is no room for improvement in the style, quality or price we are offering.
All new goods. Net an old elyie.
irhoe Store lbXM Stcoud tv-uue,
Largest Shoe and Clothing Stores in Rock Island County.
ClothiQs Store 1729 Second Avenue, 116-122 Eighteenth St.