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THE .AKGUDy ilUUDAY, NOVCMBEK 23. 18C3
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Oonespeudenoe solicited treat every township
n Book Ialand county.
Monday, November 23, 1896.
Tberk are 11 newspaper
the nest congress.
Evidently the Yale students neg
lected football practice in their prep
aration for that disgraceful affair in
which tbej indulged on the occasion
of Bryan's visit to New Haven.
New York people are agitating
the passage of a Curfew ordinance.
It ia intended to place a check upon
the development of vice and crime
among children of a certain age.
Monmouth township. Warren
county, is the first in the United
States to pave a country road with
brick. Five miles of hard roads
have been constructed in the past
If one is to judge by the success
of the Venezuelan affair, it is not
men and ships Uncle Sam needs so
much as a fair quality of backbone
exhibited at the proper time. Peo
Capi. Tanneii will step in and
Judge Altgeld will step out of the
governorship Jan. 11. 1897. The
general assembly will meet at noon
the Wednesday next after the lirtt
Monday in January, which if five
days before Tanner takes his cilice.
The New York World puts it none
too strongly when it says: "If the
trust law or any other law of the
United States is not greater than the
greatest and wealthiest combination
of the greatest and wealthiest men
in the country, then we have a govern
ment not by law, but by combin
tions against law."
an energetic uetroit woman is
doing the saloon-keepers of that town
very handsomely. ;he has notified a
lot of them not to sell linuor to her bus
band, and every time lie comes home
loaded she starts out on her little
collection route. The saloon-keepers
would much rather compromise than
stan u prosecution in the courts, and
the Detroit woman is doing a land'
office business. She takes trade
.where she can't get cash, one man
taming in 10 cotus of wood and a 5
.bill in payment of her 50 claim
Even a drunken husband may have
The states which have never been
awarded a cabinet portfolio, are Cali
forn a, Morula, Kansas, Idaho, Mon
tana, Nevada, Utah, Washington
Wyoming and Texas. Wisoonsin
has been given a secretary of the in'
tcrior. a secretary of agriculture and
a postmaster general. New York
takes the lead, having been favored
with four presidents, seven vice'
presidents and 26 cabinet positions.
Massachusetts has been given two
presidents and 2.i cabinet positions
Illinois two presidents and seven
cabinet portfolios and Virginia has
contributed live presidents and 21
members of the cabinet Three pres
nleuts and 17 members of the cabinet
have come from Ohio.
, RaMlnn Administrative MacMae.
ilic war may pcegrra qualities and
virtues which, under a happier EYstcm.
might bear fruit iu the prosperity of his
people, but no, like his subjects.
crushed by the nrhniui.strative machine,
from which, in Russia, there is no es
cape. A new czar has as littlo initiative
and is as much at the mercy of perma.
lient officials as is tho chief of au Eni?
lisli departmeut reading in the house of
commons the elaborate evasions of bis
liead clerks. If he were really a despot.
ii niigui do wen; lor a benevolent des
is uu tracviifut lump, out no IS no
more than the irrespoiisitio head of an
evil cystem which is founded on repres
sion, ignorance, aarituess anil Flavery.
Tho chief object of tho Russian bureau
oracy, wnarevor ninciai apologists may
nay, is to exclude the light ; to hold tho
Tieoplo in a blind, superstitious obedi
vnce; to punish, imprison and banish
hose who would teach the miserable
imriik that ho is a mai and not a vod
la filled beast, that the peasant has his
rights as well as tho czar and an equal
claim to happiness and freedom.
This ia why political discussion
forbidden in Russia, why every book
which opens tho windows of the mind,
even though of pure science and pbiloso
phy, is prohibited by the censorship
und why every unorthodox dissenter
fwho questions the claims of the success
or of Ivan and Pant and Catherine
pnediate with God for the people is re
paroled aa disloyal and is treated
uon. a system luce wis would never
iave been tolerated by any race of ener
gy and intelligence, as Englishmen have
often tanght both popes and kings. But
the Slav people, of an oriental type, ra
it lent, sluggish, mystic and ignorant be
yond all imagination, bear and suffer,
and allow themselves to be driven, like
sheep to the slaughter, into the armies
rf Kthe czar. Nineteenth Century.
The Tnh KaglaaJ Fatty.
ixlttttlT under Disraeli's inaoirarioa
tie Toting England parry waa Tormed.
Be was on term of close friendship
with its leading members, who were
young men of the highest rank and dis
tinction. It waa at their wish, not less
than in pursuance of his own impulse,
that Distraeli gave literary expression
to their common views and aspirations
in the trilogy of political romances, of
which, though "Tancred" is said to
have been the most highly esteemed by
the author, the teaching of "Coningsby"
and "Sybil" is by far the more direct
and impressive. Its purport has already
been indicated. It was to recall the
English aristocracy to a realization of
the true splendor of their position and
the immensity of their responsibilities.
It was to imbue them with passion of
pity for the wretchedness and degrada
tion in which multitudes of their fellow
countrymen were plunged and to con-'
vince them that their power, as the
natural leaders of the people, to discover
and apply remedies for the prevailing
evils had not been lost, had not indeed
been essentially impaired, either by
the reform bill or by the circumstances
of its ultimate passage into law.
it would be quite inaccurate to say
that these books sketched out a policy.
They endeavored to create, or rather to
revive, a temper. And they conveyed
the confident belief that if that temper
were revived and took worthy manifes
tations in the lives of the aristocracy it
would awaken grateful recognition and
secure all needful forms of practical
support on the part of the masses of the
people, Quarterly Review.
Spoiled a Bale. '
A friend of mine was in one of the
emporiums the other day and there ran
across a very swell acquaintance sit
ting in the shoe department, where she
was buying $3 shoes for her daughters.
The haughty ono seemed quite flus
tered when she saw my acquaintance
and stammered out:
i l just came down to get some
shoes for my servants."
Then, as she saw that the intruder
was greeting one of her daughters, who
was just in the act of trying on the
aforesaid plebeian shoes, she hastily
"Addio is trying them on for her, as
she, has the same sized foot as Bridget. "
But this struck Addie aa a little too
ridiculous, and, as sho was a plain, ev
eryday American girl, without frills.
she laughed aloud, much to her silly
Oh, dou't mind ma!" she said.
"That's just one of her jokes. These
shoes are for me, and I wear twos.
Bridget wears sixes I guess."
The shoes are very gcod here," said
my acquaintance, "and very much
cheaper than on Broadway."
But the silly mother would have none
She was furious with her plain spoken
daughter and banded back the shoes to
the amused and amazed shopworn an.
"1 11 send our servants down, she
said shortly. "That will be. better.
Uome, girls. Hope to 6ee yon again,
And she swept out, with her nose in
the air, followed by her giggling daugh
'Yon spoiled a sale," said the shop
girl as my acquaintance sat down, "but
she'll come back again. She's a regular
customer. "Polly Pry in New York
The most remarkable goldbugs in the
world are fouud in Central America.
They belong to the genus Plusiotis,
and one might easily imagine a speci
men to be the work of some clever artif
icer in metal. The head and wing cases
are brilliantly polished, with a luster
as of gold itself. To sight and toneh
they have all the seeming of metal, and
it is hard to realize that the creature is
a mere animal. Oddly enough, there
is another species of Plusiotis from the
same region, which has the appearance
of being wrought in solid silver, freshly
burnished. These gold and silver beetles
have a market value. They are worth
from $25 to 50 each. The finest collec
tion of them in existence today is owned
by Walter Rothschild of the English
banking firm. Though a young man.
only 35 years of age, he has already
spent $300,000 on beetles. Every year
ho sends two men to Central America
to gather beetles. One of the most bean
tiful bugs in the world is a small beetle
known to science as the blue lioplia.
Its back is an exquisito iridescent sky
blue, and the under part of its body is
of a bright silver hue. The notion that
it contains silver is widely entertained,
and attempts have frequently been made
to extract silver from it Buffalo Com
We offer one hundred dcllara reward for any
cue of Catarrh that cannot be cores by Hall
F. J. CHENEY A CO., Prop.., Toledo. Onto.
w e. ue anaerslirned, hare known F. J. Che
aey for the lot 15 years, and believe him per-
ecuy Donoraoie m an Davinew transaction, and
InMcially able to carry oot any obllgatioot male
by their firm.
Wmsr TacaX, Wholesale DrngKtaa. Toledo. O.
Waijiiks, Kixxas A Maevi, holesal Droe
eirta, Toledo, O.
Hill's Catarrh Care ia taken Internally, acttna:
directly upon the blood and moron rarface of
weaynem. rrtce, TSc per .bottle. Held by all
orngguu. Testimonial tree.
Cwrew aa a Day.
Mystic Cure" for rheumatism
ana neuralgia Cures in 1 to S dava.
us action upon the system is re
markable and mysterious. It re
moves at once the cans, and the
disease immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly relieves. 75 cents.
Sold by Otto Grot jan, druggist. Bock
Island, and Gust Schlegel Son, 220
West Second street, Davenport.
Wmr Over MUXf Teara
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Sjrnp has
been need for children teething. It
soothe the child, softens the gums,
allays nil pain, cures wind colic, and
is Ue beet remedy for diarrhoea.
Twenty-iv oemta a botti.
BLUE PETER IN WHIST.
The Signal Tut Tramps rtrat Employee!
hy Loral Heary lWiswIacsr
There is a bonse in London which
should be the Mecca of all whist players
who believe in the new school and the
information" game, a shrine before
which they should bow respectfully as
the fountain head of all that is modern
in the game. This is 87 St. James
street, and it is within sight of Marl
borough House. Its fame rests chiefly
on the fact that it was at one time
known as Graham's club, and that
within iu vrall.s Lord Henry Bentinck
first introduced the blue peter, cr
signal for trumps, which consists in
playing a higher card before a lower
when do attempt is made to win the
trick. That signal has been to the whist
players of the world like the pillar of
fire to the children of Israel For more
than 40 years it has led them up and
down in the wilderness of arbitrary con
ventions, but it has never brought them
to the promised land of better whist.
The blue peter was the introdacl
to whist of a purely arbitrary signal or
convention, and its seed has spread like
a thistlo'a until it has entirely overrun
the old game of calculation, observe'
tion, position and tcnace," leaving in its
place long suits American leads, plain
suit echoes, four signals and directive
discards. These seem to have choked up
all the dash, brilliancy and individual
ity in our whist players, reducing tbem
all to the same level, not by increasing
the abilities of the tyro, but by curtail
ing the skill of the expert R. Frederic
Foster in Monthly Illustrator.
PUT IT INTHI3 COLUMN.
Full many a gem of purest ray serene
The dark, nnfathomed cavea of ocean bear."
Full many a bargain's bound to go unseen
when want ad readers never see It there.
WANTED A CAPABLE CHILD NCRSE
with references. Kanuire at -A nut's
WANTED TO BORROW 1W FOR ONE
year one. M. ft A. noliev. Addres.
,-v. a. -., care oi IHH Altai's.
TTT ANTED A RELIABLE GIRL FOR GEN
V V eral housework. AddIv at 317 Fifteenth
street, or S! Twentieth street. References
WANTED TO RENT ABOUT THREE
furnished rooms for liirht houselceeDinir
Must be somewhere near the center of the
city, a acres -l r.," care or the ahgcs.
VlTANTED MEN TO INTEREST THEM.
V selves: a limited number of farms worth
? .ii" eacn wui he irtven awuv to active farm
ers to encourope settlers and boom the eouth.
t ull particulars for two dimes to pay adver
tisement, eto. southern Information Bureau,
R RENT HOUSES BY E. H. GCYER
TiTOR RENT-A NICE FLAT. INQUIRE
-a- Bl liW TQiniaVCDUe.
RENT FURNISHED BEDROOMS
steam neat, at mil ourth avenue.
FOR RENT TWO LARGE STORE ROOMS
on corner of Fifth avenue and Twentieth
street. Reidy Bros.
RENT FIVE-ROOM FLAT. SIS EIGH
Xj teenth street. Inauire of J. n Tavinr.
904 Nineteenth atreet.
"DIOR RENT FURNISHED ROOM. VERY
X; convenient to business center with hot
water heat. Address X. Y. Z., A kg us offloe. -
"ClOR RENT SEVEN BOOM HOUSE ON
JO Second av?m?e: rr.'viern convenience;
also six mom house. J317 Sixth avenue, by .
TjVlH RENT A NEW IIOUBLE HOUSE
X down stain, can be used for at ore if
sired: with Kits and city water. Inquire of
Mayer uutteuneM, im seventh avenue.
RENT A FINE. LARGE. K-ROOM
brick bouse in South Rock Island. Ohl
bath, water and rood barn, two acres oi
ground. Two blocks from atreet cars. Inquire
of Gordon A Bowman.
TjlOR RENT A
-17 teenth street.
RARN AT 1t)n NINE
Hox stall and hay lotu
T7V)R SALE CHOIC E CITY LOTS FROM
fivi to tl 50U.
Any location yon desire.
SALE A FINE COTTAGE. LARGE
lot. in South HeiKhts: can be had at a
bargain. Keidy llros.
T.TOR SALE 15
X' from fAin to Si .Ctx in price In different
localities. Reidy Bros.
"CX)RSALE-A tXJOD 7-ROOM HOUSE ON
X Twentieth street: lanre lot: can be had a
low figure if taken soon. Reidy Bros.
"EX SALE A FINE FRUIT FARM OF 10
L acres, two-storv houv. One mile from
two-story hou. One mile from
A bargain. Keicy Broa.
TfOR SALE A GOOD LARUE 5-R0OS COT
taite on r ourtn avenue: larire lot
included, a splendid bargain.
"CKa SALE A MODERN HOUSE OF NINE
.a? rooms on KiKhteenth street between
Sixth and Seventh avenue, a icood banrain. I
SaLE OR TRADE A FINE RESI-
an Nintetrnth street: lanre lot.
Will take a rood farm or suburban property ia
part payment. Reidy Bros.
"CXR SALE A TWO-STORY ITOC8E,
A? lanre lot. splendid barn, pavta- clear, oa
Fifth avenue near Twenty-aixth atreet. Caa
be bought cheap. Reidy liroa.
TjXlR SALE A NEW MODERN HOUSE ON
aJ Fifth avenue and Twenty-ninth atreet.
nraroMi Warner remaence: wui take
piece of property In trade. Reidy Broa.
TT)R SALE A DOUBLE HOUSEON FIFTH
A. avenue: all modern improvements: rsxw
for Or per month: upper part of the city; a
good bargain for investor. Reidv Brae.
TOST A POCKET BOOK CONTAINING
4 niffht key and small change. Return to
tbia office and receive reward
TJXMt SALE OR TRADE A GCOD
-a. house on Nineteenth street,
win trade for a farm. Reidy Bros.
t7KR TRADE A
FIXE PIECE OF PROP
limits, will trade for
A crty near city limits.
sssorMiMurilaad. Let oa hear from yon.
SALESMEN WANTED ALL OYER THE
United Stataw for the aev adding at
ehine. reqnired ia everv oOice. store and fac
tory: price very kw. Standard Tmtiac Coav
paaX-lM Fallow street, New York, K. X.
1725 SECOIJD AYE.
We are not plungers, but when you see a big bargain
and give our customers double value for their
money, we pitch right in. Last week we attended the
great Auction Sale of Edson Keith & Co., Whole
sale Dry Goods, of Chicago.
Bought for this season's trade, was thrown on the
market and sold at whatever it would bring; and as
we are always up to-date for every snap, we have
plunged heavily. Here we give you some of the
bargains at ,
Ms till 8 Fit oi
And continue at these prices until all are closed out.
Turkey Bed Damaak table lioeo.
Edson Keith A Co.'a price 25c.
Here this week, per yard 10
German damask table linen, Edson
Keith a Co.' price 37 s.
Here this week, per yard ZZC
64-inch damask table linen, check
pattern, red border, Edson Keith &
Co.'a price 27 o. Here this week
per yard 19C
53-inch bleached damask table linen,
beautiful patterns, Edson Keith a
Co.'s price 42o per yard. Here
Ibis week......... 29C
l.OOOy ards 30-inch erash fowling.
Edson Keith A Co.'a price 12J per
yard. Here this week, per .
yard .V.. 8,C
Hosiery, Gloves, Hoods.
Ladies' black cashmere gloves. Ed
son Keith 4 Co.'s price $4.60 per
dozen; here this week, per .
pair I 9C
1,000 pair ladies' black cashmere
hose. Edson Keith a Co.'s price
nar dozen: hera this wek-
" I- M
Wool fascinators in
cream and light bine,
ft Co.'s price i 60 per
here this week, each . . .
Ladies' black equestrian tig' ?s.
Edson Keith A Co.'s price .4
per dozen; here this week.
each $ I ,25
Cloaks, Jackets and Furs.
We are receiving daily by express new invoices cf cloaks and jackets.
Our stupendous selling in this department speaks for itself when other
houses are oaering goods at so called
This week we will put oat some
great leaders. Oar rhilds bonnie
lassie with cap, only to be
had here $3.87
Our ladies' black beaver jacket,
new sleeve, box front, coat back,
. i.t.ij i . .
'""CJ J""" W J 00
i had OnlT hett ST.aa
To are now thinking about
Thanksgiving dinner, and in looking over your china aid glassware yon
have discovered that there are noma pieces needed. We have aa extra
large line of these goods. Dinner patterns in brown, blue and pink decora
lions, that w sell ia any number of pieces. Also a larze assort meat of
white dinner ware, carving sets, knives and forks, spoons, etc Below
we give a list of these articles; place
neea ana urine; or vena as me list ana
Vegetable dishes. . .
Glass celery stands.
Glass celery trays. .
Y0W"& ISC MS
Spot Cash Department Store. - 1715 Scconi Arenne
worth of Goods
Sale nadir, Ik 23
6 inch oil boiled Turkey red Uble
linen, Edson Keith A Co.'s price
50c per yard. Here this week.... 29C
6) dcren hock towela, bordered
with fringe. Edson Keith a Cx's
price $1 per dozen. Hera this
week, each 5C
25 doeen linen towels, assorted
fancy borders with fringe, alao hem
stitched goods In this lot, Kdton
Keith & Co 's price 12.24 per do sen.
Here this week, vonr choir.
each for I 2.C
1.000 yards towling. all linen, Edson
tietin dt co.'s price c per yard
Here this week, per yard 6,C
62-inch satin damask table linen,
Edson Kieth A Co 'a nrina ftfe,
per yard. Here tb is week 48C
- 60 dozen gents' wool fleeced
underwear. Edson Keith A
price 10.60 per dozen; hern
this week, each
Gents' black bow tics. Edson Keith
ft Co.'s nrice tl ner doan-lir
this week, each 8C
Dots and youths snpendrs. Fd
son Keun uo.e pnc fi.s per
dczin; hern this week, per .
No. 40 black satin double faced
ribbons. Edson Keith ft Co.'s price
S5e ter ward: hera this wraofe
per yard I 7tC
Ladies' black beaver double earn,
full velvet collar, applicaed, witn
ftiir hrail and relent, worth
110. 'this week tS.50
Other Capes and Jackets at
the arrangements to be made for that
a check mark at the side of those you
It will receive our prompt attention
Glass salad dishes 10c
Glass salts and peppers, pairs. ...10c
Carving sets 9c
Knives and forks, ret 79c
Knives and forks, tla'ed 1.'
Knives and forks, white metal.. 1 1-00
Bread knives 10c
White metal tea spoons, set JOc
White metal Uble spoons, set.... 20c
Also large lines of fine plated ware.
That would interest you and prove a source of
benefit to you are'ready for your Inspection at
R. Crampton & Co', No more complete line
can be foand anywhere la this vicinity. Books
on Science, History, Travel, Art and Religion.
Everything desirable in Current Literature, and
a complete line of Stationery and Supplies.
The Leading Chicago Dailies-
The Weekly FictorUl and fcremoit weekly
Society louroels and Fashion Msgazlnet.
In fact any and everything ia up-to-date
Literature constantly on hand.
R. CRAMPTON & CO.
1721 8FO02ED AVXKUZ.
B:ctro-Gc!d String Pi-nca
Have attained their eelebritv eolelv
publlely exhibited ia eontprtiUoa
THE HIGHEST AVAlliF:
At the International Exhibitioa at Crystal Pal ana. Iff T ta mi.
OT l(W lanoson ohlWUonTrirst rriaatothe Sofaomecker Piano!
m uw iiHuug isiunw ia
At the American Institute la New York la 159.
At tba Maryland Institute In Baltimore la 1M".
At tha International Exhibitioa la Philadelphia la 1171.
The Sciiomackek Pianos received thk II tKftrev AaTiais
114 X7. OsraatoeTBth fit.
A Large Proportion
of tha ixercfcant tailoring bust
aess of Bock Island exrmes oar
way, not without reason, for we
furnish aot only tha largest and
best stock of msterisis for suits,
trousers aad overcoats, bat be
cause we hsve a practical sao
aopoly la the art of attiag aa4
1 ttiag. If joa aea a stylish Bait
job stay a certain HOPPE
a ade it. ,
arrangement made to
oa noma at of atari t. arfc
they bava Invariable reoeived
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Look Here !
rou will WANT a
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Insurance and Loans.
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