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TIT I' AUG US, TUESDAY, WOVElIBEn 28. 1KU3.
Highest of all in Leaveiinj Pom'er..tateit U. & Gort Report. .
raanaaea Dan aad Weakly at MM Mari
1mm, Bock hint, in.
J W. Pom. Plblisrkk.
Teas, Oailr Mc awr mums a rear ss.as
Ad mMtiaaMatMM af critical ar antamrate
xDafacnr. animcal ar rrlarioes, meet bee
Mai aaaM atmetod tor aaaUcatloB. So ml
rwilsi sin at actatad r aettUoa HKunnt.
Mtam eomasmleatiou art aou-,
i miss a si an (oltctM from rm ai.wwblj.
I Mara Maa4 raaatt.
Ti t..dat. November SH. 1893.
A cow In Georgia died reoeatlv
from to effects of eat lac a barb wire
fence. This ia -strange, of course,
bat after att It would bar beea
tranger if she hadelx
Ir the Americaa swimmer Borate.
1mm really beea caught dallying with
tba BraziUaa revotutioa ha will aa4
MfMthlar mora thai a rabbar tail
at aewaerve his bid latest.
Mr. Howell' literary autoli.
'!?' 1" the Christinas
Ladies' Homo Journal, and will eon.
tlae through a year's numhcrof
Worthlnjrton's Mapuiae for Nor.
ember felly ataina the reputation
galaed by previous aambers. Ia the
coaanatltioa for popular favor thi
magaaia bold a Icadiajr place, he
'It brirht. fresh aad eajoyable ia
p7 tH f Ha make-ap. lu
flavor ia distinctly Americaa. aad
tba Wading article are always anna
ebiert apoa which Americaa
readers atea. woasea aad childrra
aboald ha thoroughly pouted.
Archdeacon Farrar Urea la the
verf heart of Loadoa. aader- the
shadow o Weetmlaster Abbey aad
cloaa to the Parliament buildiugs.
la MrClnre'a Magaslae for December
hachata moat eatertalaiBglv about
hia Ufa aad work aad about Trnav
soa. Macaalay. Phillip Brook. Ileaa
StaBlev. LoapfelJow, aad manr oth
ers. The article ia capitally illu.
trated with 10 large dram-in- hr the
brilliant American artto. Arthur
The November nnmlwr of Blue and
firaj ia not a fully illustrated a
most of it redereors. but the
aubjeet matter ia quite up to the
high standard of this unique publi
cation. The unknown naval officer.
Union Jack." continue hia aeria
With rarrajrut on the Hartford.
with a dencriptioa of the prepara.
tioaa for the treat battle below New
Orleans. The next entailment wlil
oa a description of that engagement.
Ueaeral George E. Ilolloo contrib-
rune oa romi oi uispnte
Regarding Chickamat.ga.' whirh will
cim ritr nrriTor OI lllil meni'
orabie battle. There are other equal
ly. interesting serials ami reminiscences.
The complete novel in the Decern-'
rr ummmv oi uppineott a is Ser
geant Cnrso.- by Cap. Charles
nag. it is oae or hi moat iaterest
lar tales of army life aad ladian
agbiiag ia the wild west, aad make
a new departure ia kaviag a private
and a foreiner for it h.r- -n..
tenth aad last of UppiacottV aota
bU stories. "vThea Heater Came."
will be foaad to be one of the very
k a t a .a .
nrm, mm i in longest, or the se
ries, ft is bv an rat I ml v .-J
W. CM"ir rileT.' Mr. Bride
iu j ay tor. ni Texas Aa.tther
atory of marked power, at oace strik-
lar. delicate. mmA naik.iL. i. ..t-
tkaCampaf Phlliatia." by Virgiaia
""mrm vivan. "A ITValU la the
Mora! be AIIm Hm. i. . k.-if
aad beaatlful sketch of a soul's ua.
lying aievotiow ia the fatare life.
The moat popular little bnv char
Beter ever crraled in a slorv. Little
lt4 raaatleroy. lives agaia in the
Christmas Ladies' Home Journal.
But thi time Mr. Fraaces llodgsos
Baraett begias to tell -How Fan a lie.
rnv Rcniu iccurred.M whiU Mr.
Birch, the original illustrator,
sketches Fauatlemy again la his in
imitable pictures. Frank R. hlwk
ton. Ion. give us lrk his ami de
lighlful character Pomona." aad ia
a delici.ay rnaay way this quaint
girl begias a series of letters to her
forater mistress f "Redder Grange."
telliag her of her .wM NWM alroad
with her hastwad amid the aris
tocracy of KagJaad. William Deaa
Howelk) begias his literary autobi
ography which be happilv call My
Literary PbssIobs. and telle of the
readiag of hia bovhond ia hia father'a
aoaae. lieorgo W. Child ia likewise
aatobigraphlrl la a brief aarrativa
of My Christmas as a Boy. Ho.
ton. i Mamlia tiarlaad. who goes
back la hia bovhond aad describe
A riuaiir Christ mas.' which Bel,
It was Tbaakagivinf day, but BUfBaa
had nothing to be thankful for, or rather
It wasn't like. BUftna to be thankful for
anything, so after going over hia ae
eonnta in tba morning he left bis office,
with the sank immovable expression of
countenance aad the same steely look ia
his gray eyes. Bliffins was in the chat
teJ mortgage business, and aa he emerged
from bis dingy office he was turning orer
la bis mind bow much Widow O'Hara
owed him and how be would sell her
fcrnitureon the morrow if the money
was not forthcoming, which was ex
tremely unlikely, since three of the wid
ow's children were down with the mea
sles and the mother's scanty earnings
had gone to pay the doctor's fees.
Bliffins chuckled. Oh, these doctors,
aad the tncaales, aad tba scarlet fever,
and the other ailments children are prone
to are a boon to the chattel mortgage
shark! And Bliffins knew how to squeeze
people, for be had grown old in the oc
cupation. How ha liked to get the
widows and children and bedridden
workingmen in hia withered old arms
It waa not the philanthropic embrace,
such as the poet Whitman, with his
humanitarian doctrines, conceived no,
indeedit was more like the embrace of
the iron virgin, driving the pointed Bails
Into the heart and brain of tba victim.
How it came to pass no one knows.
Perhaps because it was yet two hours be
fore mealtime. Perhaps It was for the
reason that time hung heavily, since be
could not transact business, owinc to
the stupid custom of setting aside a day
j for general feasting as if the majority
of mankind Had anything to be merry
over! At that very moment BUOnewas
asking himself: Wars people merry be
cause there ia aickneaa la tba world;
ware tbey light hearted because tba other
days of tba year were all oa grind;
ware tbey happy because tba few know
ing oaes secured all tba worldly accu
aralattoaa, leaving to the others tba task
of atrivtec without anccess, working
ft aright have been that tba
aovelty of tba idem appealed to BUfflaa
like aa inspiration if such a ttmtnt
could move his withered old heart aad
dusty brain. At any rate, he paused be
fore a Turidah bath, hesitated a moment,
entered, waa given a key, and in a few
moments in tba seclusion of a dressing
room was divesting his shriveled figure
of Ms rusty raiment. Ashe stalked out
with the towel wrapped about bis loins
be was met by the attendant.
-Bight this way, nr." said the latter,
and Bliffins followed him into a room
where the temperature at first seemed
Isn't this pretty warmT asked Blif
fins as be sank into a couch.
-Not at all. You'll have it warmer
than thi before you're through,'' said
the attendant, with a grin. It flashed
across Bliffins' mind that the man had a
particularly villainous cast of counte-
maboticai t nan ever,
la here!" exclaimed
-Wed, roast," said tba attendant
. "You want let ase utr
The man grinned agaia and turned
"Stop! Stop! Come back! Oh. rat
Bliffina feB apoa the marble floor, hte
senses almost demiting him. Tba beat;
became more intenaa, thewapor enter-!
tag In heavier clouds than ever. He
breathed with difficulty; bo gasped; be
struggled. The laughter of the attend
ant seemed to echo ia hiaeara like the
shrieks of 10.000 fiends. He thought he
waa dying, and his past life floated be
fore him, n moving phantasmagoria m
the mist. He saw Widow O'Hara.
"You old wretch!" she exclaimed.
"Now you are getting year deserts. You
would sell me out, would you?"
She shook her fist at him as be cowered
there, and her figure waa replaced by
others, the ghosts of those whom he had
robbed, many of them children with
faces pinched by hunger, who had arisen
from the grave to confront him. Ah, it
waa a merry procession for Thanksgiv
ing day, aa long as the longest chain
gang of slaves that ever toiled under the
lash in the torrid .interior of Africa.
And the maledictions they heaped upon
him, their faces distorted with hatred
and (heir voices quivering with rage!
What a noise tbey made, to be sure,
these phantoms! Bliffins had never im
agined that ghosts could shriek and yell
in that fashion. It was a pandemonium
of sneers, wails, shouts and howls ex
clamations of endless aversion and out-
bat that may have been Btiffina
fancy, for erery one looked like a rogue
ar a fool to him. the latter clam predonv
BUfflnswaa left alone, for no one else
happens d to patronise tba bath that
Beaming. A pleasant feeling atom over
him. Hm wilbered limbs seemed to be
come mora supple and tba thin blood
to circulate more actively hi hia veins.
He aaak into a sort of somnolent medita
tion, his busiBem transactions still up
permost in his mind. "Oh. Ill sell out
the Widow O'Hara tomorrow," be
thought, "and make a cool bandied by
the transaction. People tell bm I'm hard.
Bab! Fm a good business man. aad ev
ery day I'm growing richer and richer.
Money la what makes yon feared and
nated. How I like to be bated! Isntit
good to know there ia no one in the
world who doesnt. despise your The
thought was so pleasant that be chuckled
anew audibly than asuaL
Mean while the atmosphere had become
more cloudy and the heat mora stifling.
BUffine began to feel uncomfortahle.
- "The temperature is getting pretty
Ugh," be thought.
It was. Great clouds of steam rolled
into the room, as if the attendaaU were
beat to earaeat apoa thawms oat Usdrr
ama. tcouM hafdlr BMUMeeil-
i Ua war to the
tried to open it. Horrors! It
, but throng tba alam Elif-
. "Let me'outr ho aboated.
IX A BAB nx.
bursts of asdying scorn that pierced the
brain aad racked the senses. It waa in
deed pleasaut company for Thaakagtving
Nor was that all! Beelaebub himself
waa there, and never bad his horns
sssmsd so high or his tail so long! He
frisked around merrily, his eyes gleam
ing like coala and his tail whisking like
a whipcord, cracking now and then as
hh) antics became more marked.
"I doat like it," gaeprd Bliffins. -Let
ass get out."
"No, no, Blif. We've got you now,
aad we are going to give you a little
foretaste of what will come when yon
have presently shuffled off this mortal
coiL This is nothing to what it will be
"This is pretty warm," moaned Blif
"Ah, but you wait. When you are
dancing gayly upon the live coals, with
sulphur flames shooting up around you,
then youH understand what a torrid
temperature ia like. I have a nice, pleas
ant furnace especially prepared for you,
aad you shall have it all to yourself."
"But I don't want it all to myself."
"YouH get used to it. Come along.
-What, aowr shrieked Bliffins.
-But I don't want to die now. leant.
I wont. I'm not prepared. I've been
an old sinner. Let me lire, and m re
pent." "Oh, youll repent? How many lies
have you toldr"
"But I wont tell any more. IH re
form; Fll go to church; HI put 10 cents
In tba contribution box every Sunday;
"It's too late. Bliffins."
"Have yon ever had mercy on the
widows and children? Come on, now."
He prodded the unfortunate man with
his pitchfork and lifted him up as easily
as if he had been a bale of hay. BUffine
attend piercing shriek of despair.
"AO right, ahr. Beady for tba mas
sage treatment now, sirr
It was tba attendant who spoke. BUf
flaa nibbed hia eyes as be woke up and
stared m bewilderment.
"Why. where ia- Bah! rmafool!"
"Yon went to sleep, air. We gave it
to you pretty warm, air."
I should think yon did!" muttered
Did BUffina emerge from hia Tnrkhni
bath that day a rJwnged man? Did he
cancel at eaoa the debta of all his unfor
tunate creditors? Did be send every one
a turkey post haste with the compli
ments of the season? Did he dispatch a
wagon load of provisions sgBBBBta
to every charitable institution that the
lama aad the halt, tba young and tba
aged might be fed aad clothed? Hot
BUffine! Hia heart araaat at W
He was consistent to the end ia Uschar-
ue squeezed them harder than
"What's the matter wid yer. anyhow?"
iked Mmadsriag Mike. -Yer note like
yer was goia tor cry."
-I d' ao," replied Plodding Pete. "Xay
belam. I've beea thinking ar my wasted
life, sad I 'm BoattstckT"
'Homesick! WelL I dent know bat
fe'saataraL I'm gittia kind a that
wayajyaalt We hamt neither av as beea
was as eat
"Went en toeJee
mi mi. "-Tenth. ..
Twaa U dAjr before TWutkactriac
Aad tba faranr, who a HvIbc
ad earaad la raMac seaMer mr ae
market, aaiued oat.
Bet, alaal aatk-ipatioa
geickty turned t coosteraaUoa,
For his fairest, fattest turkey was net aay
Lopg aa aaarcbad, bet nattens'ea
With wiecen therefore haaadad
ooa tba lives of those remaining, aad to a
ket brought hi stock.
Oft the tnimina; bird be ratine.
And his mind the while debating
What ill fortune had deprived him af
jewel of hi flock.
Da not doubt some fowls ran reason
And can keep track of the season.
Sine a turkey proved all wise patea ar aat
under nata aad hoods;
Oft he'd seen to town his kind sent,
o he knew what knives a-grind meant
nd bethonght him twas the proper time for
taking to Uwi woods.
He (admiringly) Why is it that type
writer girl are always o att racti ve?
" She (coldly) It's our ability to earns
regular salary, I presume. Good News.
Cholly Vaas 1 have a position in a pow
She Have you? I hope tbey let you
Muoke. Brooklyu LMe.
and not down," if you're a suffer
ing woman, tvery one ot ue
bojily troubles tba. cotne to
wosnvn ouly has a gvnrantrrd
cure in Dr. IVroe's Favorite tre-
cnpaoB. That will bring you
caf o and certain heio.
it's a powerful general, as Well
as uterine, tonic and nervine, aad
it builds up and invigorates the
'entire t'aonUe system. It regu
Ulas and promotes all the proper
function, improve digestion.
anea the blood, bring rafrssh-
ana restores BaaltBand
fur ulcerations, displacenuatta, bsarmg
aewn sensation, periodical pains, aad all
-female complaints '' ad Tiiiatiiiaaa. Fa-
vorue tTescription is tba only fmmnudttd
remedy. If a ever fails to baaxiflt or cure.
hopeless you can depend upon Doctor
Sage's Catarrh Remedy for a cure.
It's proprietors are so sure of It that
th"!! ausw S"ilA B- M t LI.
"v? J MW "JeU SOT afllV UMeWaamWat
smaatm HaIJ K .11 - -
uswaanma uwiu wj au HH"i
Valuable Real Estate.
To all Persons interested:
On Saturday the 16th day of Decem
ber next at the hour of 2:30 p. m. at
that certain dwelling house on Mo
line avenue, known as the Brook's
Homestead, the undersigned will of
fer for sale at public auction, the
whole of that tract of land at the
east end of the city of Rock Island
The Columbian Lands,
er leas, subject
est i taunts.
Tssas or &lb: Cash, nates any person assy
desire t SMke aa cger of pari Usi aa other trims
f psymea. which they mast make knows at tha
time af their oger.
The aader is ik d reserve the r'ght to reject aaj
sad ad bio.
The central loraUoa of these anailim ni tasb
eeatjrahy to all aveaaee of traaapoctaUoa to
aadfrom the city of Korfc I aland, makes them
verr eesirable for rasalaac aad basiaee parae
e. eeaumadisgth east prices for which sack
St salty is aaM U Ue aMrkw.
" Bock Island, nu. Nov. ra, MBS.
8. B. VKUK.
C enta.aiag saoat ti Km,
to all ant-aid taxes aad
WE PROPOSE to boom our
trade from aow until Christmas
bv offering unusual inducements,
vie: With every order for n
dosen cabinet photos we shall
give an extra photo ia the new
Vienna panel size and in addi
tion your choice ot three beauti
ful souvenir. In crayon work
we are offering aa exceptional
bargain a 18x20 crayon portrait
ia a beautiful gold frame at
14.00. regular price 15.60.
Visitors are always welcome.
J tha Baud a .. ...
Keck lalaas Flaw
maaaj ia 1
aaat aw ef
ia tha eats af ami
siaie oi lanaonv, ea TBaaaSaj.the Tth
f?itf im "l?l"l't ajiaats'' t'lt?
t,M "a daUars (amS-to she
earn at ate hssSiii r ns i m I dafmai (WMaS.)
Kaaar,A. D.hd ' r.'t tJeesetiT"
1. js iaasay i
lzi i::x!:r, Sclr:::ts8r
Dry t::U Co.
217-217) W. Second St., Davenport
Light on the Subject.
Read these prices and you will be enlightened.
Rice Root Scrub Brushes 6c
Stove Brashes ... 7c
Hair Brushes 6c
Cloth Brashes . . ISc
Hair Curlers 5c
Kirk's Turkish Bath Soap Sc
Kirk's Jim Hum Soap 4C
Kirk's Juvenile Soap ic
Tinware, Glassware, China
ware, Lamps, and an end
less Tariety of Household
Geo. H. Kingcbury
FAIR AND ART STORE.
GRAND SWEEPING SALE
(Ms and Mner?
For the Next 30 Days.
This will be the greatest and best bargain
sale ever held in the Tri-Cities. Every thing
in our store a genuine bargain. This
sale will save every lady, purchasing a
cloak or hat, 2$ per cent. Do not fail to
attend this great sale before you buy, as
our entire stock of Cloaks and Millinery
must be sold.
114 W. Second St.,
Tba attendant only