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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13. 1893.
irife tits Brain
, v.e drive g;
't.,!thi' flesh refreshincr
I s'uCh are methods. When
fieli. strengtn ana nerve
.V.mparent your physician
ioubtless tell you that the
et builder ot an inree is
i Liver Oil, which not only
.stft-sh of and in itself, but
"'ires the appetite for other
i ,Tsori Rnwn. N Y. All dmnriMa.
Slow Compliance With Law.
Few of the railroads have yet taken I
tens to confr win, 1 .
. .. .vu mo iaw iHissea
last March reflating safety appliances
for cars and locomotives in coupling
The number of ca'rs at present fitted with
automatic cot piers is something over
166,000 freiRl t and company cars, 117 -000;
passenger cars, 26,000, and leased
cars, 23,000, in round numbers. Accord
ing to the latest statistics of the inter
state commerce commission, the number
of cars in the United States is something
over l,215,00V-freight and company
cars, l,034,00d; passenger cars 28 000
and leased cars, 133,000, in round num
bers. It does not follow, however, th it
the first group of figures the numbei of
cars fitted with automatic couplers
will remain untouched by the new legis
lation, for uniformity must be observed,
and conseqnei tly a large proportion f
the 166,000 cirs already equipped will
have to unde -go repair. On the other
hand, the number of cars equipped with
the master car buildera' coupler, which
is the single kind most generally in use
and which satisfied the provisions of the
bill, is also large. If ew York Post.
Hard -Ties Remedy
No man can afford to have a sick "Wife or
Daughter, nor, in such tim s as these,
A lig Doctor bill. Zoa Phora cures
the sickness, eaves the bills.
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Wh.-if i the ennriitlnn rvf vnin-e3 I - ....... a..:.. "1
Ji.n.'h. brittle? Does it split at the ends? Has it a "
h.dcss appearance? Does it fall out when combed or 'I
'pn:shed ? I.- it fa'.l of dandruff? Does your scalp itch ? J
Is it t!ry or i.i a heated condition ? If these are some of
; Skookran Root Hair Grower I
. ' v. j !t rirrrt::ctlon Is not an poc rtent. tint the result of scipiitiflo
i-" ' " ' i'i ;i-.mi : (tic mir and scalp ieii to thertiscov- "
i . i "w :.. in:.t t: m. i;iw:i;i:! ' cental is iifithcr minerals nor oiM. It
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f'u.i..s. (.' jlt.t.nj itjir, curts tiuiiitrujj' and grots liatr on baiU m
', . " : t'.e ?ra' -kin. l.ir. t!;v, nni f-oe from lrrltatlnc ernptlonn, t
i ' ;' ' ." .i"ii...n i. .,.;. li uta.tw tl urtMttte uuaut, ichKh Jtxd ok
.n (1 " IrPCt to tig. nriA w will forward
SERVANTS IN BRAZIL.
..uo i -r Luiile ; 6 lor $J.uu. boup. Sue
' 'i'no SK00KX71 ROOT H.AIR GROWER CO., -J
:;''-v 57 Souta Fifth Avenue. Mew York, N. Y. C
or Purpose In Advertising
is to let everybody who buys clothing that's all Man
kind hen? about know that our falls iitings are in, and
ifcat the finest ever displayed in the city. You are res
rcctfully Invited to call and see the latest in patterns
and styles, in fall and wiuter wear.
J. B. ZIMMER,
p- Call and leave your order
-tar Block Opposite Haepke House:
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
Analytic and Dispensing Pharmacist
I cow locattj in his new building at tbe corner of Fifth aveuue
and Twentyahird street.
C.J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
p, i 1121 1123 Feurth avenue. Residence 1119 fourth avenue.
s it! i eciflcations fnrnlhcd on all claeee; of work; tleo aecnt tor Willer'a Patent, lDfldt
sHiiiria BlUid,mmething now. Btylien and desirable,
ROCK ISLAND ILL
While Out Yachting lie
It is said that the Herman lsaiser,
when off on a "pleasure trip on his
yacht, lays asHe the dig-nity ot the
war lord and poos in for having a
good time with all the zest of a boy.
He treats his associates as equals and
takes a personal interest in all the
members of his crew The other day,
as a visitor happened to overhear, he
passed a sailor scrubbing the deck
and said to him: "Well, my son," (his
common form of ail dress to members
of the crew) "what are you doing
there?" The man replied that he was
"How many hours' service did you
have yesterday?" asked the kaiser.
"From noon till 4 in the morning,
replied the' sailor. "Well, my son,
you had bettor go and lie down," said
the kaiser. "The decks w.ll get dirty
On the way to Cowcs the yacht
stopped off a wild spot of shore, where
there were many sea gulls, and the
emperor and several friends rowed
ashore. The kaiser took off shoes,
stockings, rolled up the royal trou
sers, and paddled about in the water
in apparent great delight He skipped
flat stones over the water until there
was quite a panic among the hovering
sea gulls. The kaiser always tastes
the food of the men at dinner, and if
beans arc served them he always has
a plate reserved for himself, as he is
very fond of thein. On Sundays he
has tlivina service with the crew, read
ing the bible anil praying with them,
aud reudin? a short sermon from
book that he has for the purpose
THE FAKIR'S DIAMONDS.
A rroco.is that TurueJ Out to He a
1'rui'tiCHl Temperance Lesson.
There was a new face among the
fakirs on the Sau lYi.ncis.-o water
front, the face of a man who made
diamonds, rubies, and other brilliants
out of old bott.es. 1 he color of the
bottles seemed to be the factor that
determined the nature of the stone;
the implements were a small hammer,
a Uttle polishing wheel, and a couple
of boxes that contaiue.l a powder.
The fakir had a radiant portable
stand somewhat larger than the con
trivance that a scissors grinder carries
and at that he did a thriving lnuinuss
Water front glassware was sacrificed
for diamonds, the accompanying sacri
fice of s-ilVer varying with the size of
the finished product, tilass nuggets
as big as the Kohinoor, and quite as
bril.iart as the sun, were placed
within the reach of the multitude at
50 cents, and a modest-sized diamond,
big enough for a water-front engage
ment ring, could be bought for 'JO
Th rough the crowd an old man
pushed his way. "Here's a bottle!" he
exclaimed, "break that up into rubies
"No rubies in that," replied the
fakir. "1 t's a diamond bottle."
"Diamonds, then:" shouted the old
man. "Break it any how! I've curried
that same bottle for twenty years back
an' many's the diamond an' ruby it's
cost me. Break it up an' keep the
diamonds for your trouble!"
f City 'Bus and Express Line
wephore Rock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or expret
wagon and you will receive pro:npt attention,
TIM3EKLAKE Iz SPENCER, Prop. N
'Where dirt gathers, waste rules."
GREAT SAVING RESULTS FRO VI THE USE OF
A LUXURIOUS RACE HORSE.
now the Imported Ormonde In led and
Ormonde, the famous race horse has
a luxurious wardrobe. His dusters
and hot-weather wraps are of the best
white linen marked with a blue check.
The same blue and white pattern ap
pears on the blankets, which range
from light to heavy weights and are
of the finest lamb's wooL For extra
cold weather are sets of tan-colored
blankets and hoods which will hide
the horse from head to heels
like a huge ulster. Of the
same pattern for rainy weather
are sets of thin white rubber
coverings as dainty as a young swell's
mackintosh. Rubbing towels, dusters,
white and tanned-colored cloths for
bandages, and square blue and white
checked padded flannel knee-covers,
for use in walking exercise, finish the
wardrobe. They are the best goods
that could be bought in London.
A quantity of English feed was
brought over with Ormonde, and he
will use that until he is acclimated.
The hay cost S30 a ten ii London, and
it is strewn with red clover tops. The
oats came from Germany. Ormonde
has a groom, a seconi groom and a
watcher. One is iuclined to wonder
what Ormonde's thought would be if
he should suddenly meet with reverses
and cotne down to pulling a milk
Iiulloou Fruit !u California.
There is a very curious plant to be
found growing in the vicinity of Oro
villc, Cal. The fruit is yellow and a
little large than an egg, and appears
like an empty bag rather than solid,
though it contains a watery substance
which evaporates or dries up when the
fruit is fully ripe, leaving a sort of
gas inside of the fruit which is lighter
than air. This inflated bag-like fruit
flips back and forth in the wind till it
finally breaks loose from the stronger
stem, sails up into the air, rising 100
or more feet and finally disappearing
over the hilL .
The Deadly Bicycle.
A woman 77 years old was run down
by a bicyclist on a London street the
other day and died from her injuries.
After the accident the bicyclist waited
a few minutes, then mounted his
wheel and rode away, leaving neither
his name nor his address.
They Halo ths Home'.mid ami Have All
Their l in,iids (.ranted.
The consequence-, of the scarcity of
domestic servants in Brazil, owing to
the abolition of slavery, are described
in the last British consular report
from Rio Grande do Sul. It appears
that not one per cent of the male or
female servants wi 1 sleep in their
master's house. They insist on leav
ing at the latest by 7 o'clock in the
evening and will not return before 7
or 8 in the morning. For this reason
somehouseshaveapaneof glass in one
of the windows taken out, through
which the baker and . milkman pass
their goods on theii early morning
rounds without troubling a member
of the family to get up and open the
door. It is said to be quite common
for a good cook to insist on the family
dining not later than 5 o'clock,
in order that she may be
able to put the kitchen in order
and go home early. I f these or any
other demands are not granted the
servant leaves without an? notice,
there being apparently no law of mas
ter and servant in Brazil. Tha wages
average 2 to 3 a month, with food,
and the servants, s a rule, purloin
enough every night to provide a sup
per at home. These servants are all
negroes or mulattoes and - are nearly
all freed slaves; but in spite of all
their drawbacks they are generally
preferred to white servants, who in
l?raz'l have nearly all worse failings
than the blacks. Some of the Italian
immigrants and German colonists are
in domestic service, but they are even
more independent than the blacks.
One reason for the scarcity of domes
tic servants is the number of factories
which have lately sprung up, in which
fair needle-women or handy workers
can get treble the wages of a domes
tic servant w ith shorter hours of labor.
A RELIC OF LONG AGO.
A Taper Contnining the Will of Oeorge
Colon 1 Fontaine called on the Gal
veston News and exhibited a unique
relic of the time of George Washing
ton. It was a newspaper printed and
published in Petersburg, Va , about
the 2sth day of February, 1S0.1, mak
ing it Si3 years oid. The namo of the
paper is the Virginia Gazette and
Petersburg Intelligencer, published by
Hiram Prentiss and Tarlton W. Pleas
ants, and it is in a very good state of
preservation. It contains the entire
con:ents of the last will and testa
ment of George Washington.
The will was very lengthy, about
nineteen or twenty items, and covered
eight columns of the paper. The pro
ceedings of congress were crowded out
on account of its importance.
The will was filed in the Fairfax
court house of Virginia by George
Penale on the Uth of July, 17'.J of the
yearof our Lord, and twenty-fourth
year of the independence of the United
It has the peculiar old Engli-h type,
using an f for an s. The following is
an extract from the paper, which is
interesting as a commercial item:
"From the 1st of January, 1790, to
the 31st of December, same year, there
has been exported from this port to
Europe, 20, 3"7 hogsheads of tobacco."
Besides the item describing two run
away negroes and one or two business
notices, the balance of the paper,
barring the wul, is filled with
Business Methods of the Great Worth.
' M. Worth has a staff of fifty em
ployes of various kinds, besides all the
personnel of the dressmaking depart
ment. The latter includes from 200
to 700 girls, according to the season.
The busy times are from the middle
of February to July and from the
middle of August to December. Dur
ing this time the weekly average of
work turned out is 200 gowns and 150
cloaks. There are a good many fitting
rooms, each called according to the
color in which it is furnished.. Gen
erally a week U required to make a
dress, but if necessary it can be done
in twenty-four hours, and on one oc
casion a gown was roade for the Em
press Eugenie in three hours and a
Scare-Parrots in New Guinea.
Fruit grows abundantly in many
parts of the land of Guinea, and there
birds are very fond of it Parrots are
amongst the chief offenders, and the
natives have to keep constant watch
upon the feathered rogues. It is a
common enough sight to see all the
members of a family, guarding the
trees, and the usual means of frighten-
j ing away the birds is a shower of
j stones discharged at one and the same
I time by the whole body of watchers.
Punishment of Matrlc.dcs.
Some tribes of North American
Indians punished matricides by hang
ing them by their hands to the limbs
of a tree at a height just sufficient to
permit the wolves to reach them from
the ground. They were then left to
be eaten alive.
Mr. Onion Chances His Name.
Mr. Walter Orion (nee Onion) writes
to the Spokane Review from Farm
ington that he is pleased to say the
superior court of Colfax has granted
his petition for a change of name. "I
would be infinitely obliged to you,"
he adds, "if you would kindly an
nounce the same in your paper, as
many are ignorant as to the result.
I have many friends in and around
Spokane who would fee pleased to
Ttrashed a Kan Twice His Size-
The otter day a emuil, harmlu lookicx man
entercluNew York Mreet car, an! accidentally
trod on the toes of a big (:x-footer. He apolo
gized, bat the six-footer wan't satisfied. He
talked (or tonic time, and finally invited tbe lit
tie man to k ave the car and settle tbe matter on
tbe eitUwalk. Greatly to his astonishment, the
latter accepted. Those who witnessed the cou
tcst sty that it didut last long, but that the big
fellow bad to be carried home in au ambulance
while bis diminutive antagonist walked away
with a cheerful smile. And sa it is with Dr,
Pierce's Pieasant Pellets. They're not half as
tig as niot of tbclr rivals, but they do their work
quiet'y and thoroughly. For sick headache, bll
lousness, constipation, dyspepsia, etc., there Is
nothing like thctn. They are the only liver pills
absolutely sold on trial! Your money back, if
they don't Rive sa'isfscUon
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
feverishness. Castoria .prevents vomiting Sour Curd
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend.
" Castoria is an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
food effect upon their children."
Da. G. C. Osgood,
" Castoria is the best remedy for children of
which I am acquainted. I hope tbe day is not
far distant when mothers will consider the real
interest of their children, and use Castoria in
stead of the various quack nostrums which are
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
them to premature graves."
Da. J. F. ElNCBt'Ol,
" Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any preacriptiOD
known to mn."
H. A. Archer, H. D.,
lli'So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, IT. T.
" Our physicians in the children's depart
ment have spoken highly of their experi
ence in their outside practice with Castoria,
and although we only have among our
medical supplies what is known as regular
products, yet we are free to confess that tot
merits of Castoria has woo us to look with
favor upon it."
United Hospital ai Dispinsiby,
Allen C. Smith, Pres.,
Tho Centaur Company, 77 Murray Street, New York City.
THE MOLINE WAGON,
The Moline Wap Go
Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WAGONS
A fall and complete line of Platform and other Spring Wacone, etpeciafly adapted to Ut
vVesiera ttade, of superior workmanship and finish Illustrated Price List free on
.pl'lication. gee the MOLINA WAGON before Durchasing.
Heating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam Fitting,
A complete line of Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing Hose,
Fire Brick Etc. Largest And best equipped
establishment west of Chicago.
DAVIS h!L,uvi. Moline, HI 112. 114 West Seventeenth rt.
Telephone 2053. Telephone 1148. Eockialaa
Residence Telephone 1 169
Everything in the line of spring vehicles, and the ,
largest assortment of '
Harness, Laprobes, Whips, Etc.
Mason's Carriage Works,
East Fonrth Street - - DAVENPORT, IOWA.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder.
Office and Shop 225 EiguteenthcStreet
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
"AU kinds of Carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimatesfor alllklnds of buildings
furnished on application.
. JOHN KONOSKY,
Carpenter and Builder,
Shop on Vine Street. ' BOCK ISLAND, ILL.