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SATURDAY, SEPT., 5. 1885. J. W. POTTER , Editor and Publish-. ROCK ISLAND DAILY ARGUS, ROCK. ISLAND WKKKl.Y AKliLS. ornoiiL fafibs or son iolahi city and cocstt Argus Block, - Opp. Pout Office. BUIMKTBITTION RATK) DAILY 134 cents per week, or BO cent per nonth, delivered by curriers to any part of the -My. WEEKLY $2,00 per y ear, postaec paid. THE ROCK SPRING RIOT MURDER AND ARSON USED AGAINST THE CHINESE. Their Home fiiirnecl and a Ileren or fie ol Kixllo- Found In the Rains A Iteien of Terror for Ah 81. CillfAOO, Sept !. A KpeciM from RiXik RprinKS Wy. T., where on VVwinetr lay the white coal-nutier mobbed and drove out of the (mm the Ciiinatiitm employed there, ays: A glance over the battle-ground of WediMwday reveals the fact that many of the bullets tiroi at tiie fleeing Chinamen found their mark. Lying in the molrlor Ing embers where stood Chinatown were found ten eliarred and shapeless human trunk domling up a noisome ttench that smelted to heaven, while another, which had evidently len dragged from the ashes by hoes, was found in tlio Baeebnwh near by. A aenrch was instituted, and the bodies of five more Chinamen, killed by rifle-shots while tleeinz from their pursuer, were found. All were nlneed in piue cofiina hast ily constructed and burii Home six or eight others were found seriously wounded and were cared for by the railroad oMuiaR The c ironer's jury rendered a verdict to the effect that tiie dead emne to their death at the hands of parties unknown. Heports from ulone the lino of the railroad are to the elleot that Chinamen have beeu arriv in at small stations east and west of here all dnv. and tlioy say that a large number of the fu-ltlves were wounded by the attack and that many have perished in the hills. It is probably safe toay that it will be found that no loss than fifty lost their lives when the returns are all In. Thi trouble hiis been brewing for month. Beck- wit.li, yiiinn t Co., who run the mines un der contrac t, have lieon importina China men in larira iiu,iibr and discharging white men untii over tWO pigtails wore in their employ. Bosses have fa- orad the Chinamen to the detriment of white minors, and it needed only ft spajk to kindle the Humes of malice and violence. This was furnished Wednesday by a quar rel between a party of Celestials and whites in mine No. 6 over their right to work In a certain cuaruber. A fight ensued, and the Chinamen were worsted. The underground superintendent took sides with the Chinese aud discharged the whites, though wiey were clearly In the right. The miners then organized and ran the Chinamen out of town, as related. The Union 1'a cific company employs Chinese at section bunds on the western half of the road, all of whom have applied for transportation to Evanston. Near that place and at Almy the company has other coal mines when Chinese are employeu, and it Is feared tbat the white miners there will bring about a rope ltion of the scenes of violence and bloodshed witnessed here. Guards are patrolling the company's grounds, but all Is quiet and no further trouble is apprehended. Thursday morning the white miners patrolled the town, determined to hold it against all lawrul authorities who might put in an appearance in order to restore order, as well as to fceop the Chinaman from re turning. The Cuinese are yet In tbe bills and buttes in the vicinity, awaiting further developments. During the day tbey several t ines attempted to send a flag of truce to the euemy, and to hold a conference, in the hope of bringing about a compromise, but tlieir me-aengera have all been driven back with warning shots by the outposts. Nothing is being done in the mines, "and all trains pass through tbe town without stopping, as the place is entirely in control of the mob. The sheriff of Sweetwater county declares that affairs have got beyond his control From Kvuustou the sheriff of Uintah county telegraphed to Governor Warren as follows: "A large number of citizens with myself are satisfied tbat tbe outrages com mitted at Kock Springs will be repeated here, and are liable to break out at any time. We need troops to protect the lives and property of our citisens." Governor Warreu is at Orson Klver, but he has tele graphed to the oommanding officers at Forte bteele and D. A. Kuisell, and troops are ordered to bold themselves in readiness to move at a moment's notice. General Manager Callaway, of the Union Pacific, says the company is wholly blame less in the matter, and that it is scarcely concerned except for its exposed property, and desires to resume operations of the mines, which are now idle. Beokwlth & (JuinD, contractors, have a oou tract with tbe company for loading aoal upon the cars, and that firm employs tue men, both whites and Chinese, that are involved in this trouble. Mr. Callaway says his company will insist upon a re-establLhineot of order and operation, as it is in no way responsible for this occurrence. Troops Ordered to the Scene. Washington City, Kept. 5. The adju tant genera' of the army has ordered Gen. Bchoheld to sand two companies of troops to the scene of the disturbance between the Chinamen and miners in Wyoming. THE WORLD WAS A HUMEV.i i Sad Comments on the Life of a Nii.ei.i Written by Uliuselr. Jerbettille, Ilia, Sept 5. Thursday c picuio party discovered a dead man in the woods about twelve miles east from tuis place. The body was tbat of a dark-complexioned, middle-aged man, and was still warm. A small bundle was found by bis aide containing two or three books, the fly-leaves written upon, two or three manuscripts cover ing; several pages of foolsop, with scraps of paper and envelopes written over. His name was carefully erased from everything, concealing his identity. The manuscripts were discussions of religion, philosophy, chemistry, and metaphisioa. Uestaud that he had taken large doses of poison, which was declared to be the cause of bis death by the jury. His scraps indicate tbat be had been an employe in various printing-offices over the country. One is addressed "To the Hon. William H. Holliday, Times, In dianapolis. The article commences thusi The world is a humbug, religion a snare, life a fraud. On an envelope in large letters is writ ten: i , i ...... , ... ,.,,.,.. r t,A II. ... Xfn- ajvou. we wi uutu. v uuu. ... u rat Ualstead and Deacon Hmitb, Coinmer- clal-Uazette, Cincinnati, Uulo; but tbe saw bones are aweitiug impatiently lor our car casseB, and tbe coroner wants his fee; noth ing like business; this is a fast age aud tbey who loiter in the great race of time are in gloriously left. On another envelope he writes: Dead, from hyd rate chloral and sulphate morphine, sixty grains each. This is an anedyne which forever calms the troubled sea of time. We have a brother, M. C, from Ohio; another one of the most promi nent loiral advocates in western New York; another a lumber and sawmill man in Maine all "Black Republicans" and old soldier;; so am I, but let them go to 1 I will not disgrace them. Never I I have three married sisters, all doing wen. All bis capers will Tue kept by tbe coroner, Dr. EL L, H. Barry, Jerseyraie, Ilia, for any parties interested. "COME ASHORE." BY ROBERT BUCHANAN. (CONTINUKll. ) CHAPTER IX A DIXCOVKRV. The younjr roan of the caravpn was now thoroughly eonvm.il that one of two filings must be true: either that William Jones bail been instructed t. keep a watch uinm biro, or that he, William Jott,i, lmil a seci-et of some sortv.hieh lie was nnxioiM Hot to have re vealed. Afier Ixit'i Bupisisitions bad been duly weighed, tlie Beeond was aooeptisl as t he most likely, and it forthwith reived the young man's coiisideration. If there was a seeret, he argued, it was In some way vmuvtoxl firstly, with Villiam Join's' worldly prrnjierity; fwoiully, with the reports current of tivrisuro hidden in times post among tho sandhills ir the iLincj'rous caverns of the Roa. Was it possible, al ter all, that these reports were true, mid that in somo mysterious Manner Jones had become acquainted with t!if hiding-place? It seemed very tmprolviMe for many reasons, one of the chief beini; tbe man's extreme poverty, which appeared to t inch the very edge of sheer starvation. A little inquiry in the noihlNvrlnxxl, how- ever, elieitol the information that Jones, de spite his abject penury, was certainly wcli-t-do, and hail tiuvn y iu the bank of the neigh boring market town; that the mm. si village of Alierj-lyn belonged almost entirely to him; and that, in short, ho was by nutiun and habit a miserly person, who would prefer boarding up whatever ho iosv.essed to pur chasing with it the iitmiortcst mvi'ssnries of life. An old Coastguard, whom lirinklev found next day on the s'ntion, was his chief in- iormaut. "Don't you b. lii ve him, sir," said this old snlt, "if he tells you he's poor, lie's a shark, William Jones is mid couldn't own up even to his own faiher. It's my s!ief he's cot gold hidden stum wli'-r.-s amoiii; tiiem Kind- hills, let alouowli.-it b -'s pit. in the Kivhif-!t bnnk. Ah, lie's an artful one. is William Jones. Brinkley had said nothing of his own pri vate suspicions, but hud merely introduced in a pemTid way the subjivt of Jones' worldly position. Further conversation with Tim. who bad madea few sh-airsliiifr ru-qimititaiio-cH in toe district, eoi rotnirate,! the other tesri miTtiy. The young man lsvar.io more and nore coiiviiuwl thut William Joni was worth studying. Matt had not turned up that morning. Iu- t'l of looting niter her Hiiiiiey t-sik another KtroU txiword the vicinity of the Devil's Caldr.in. Ho hail not gone fur Is fore tie discovered ttint ho was watched nerain. Theflgureof William Jones followed in the distance, but bephii him well in view, It was certainly curious. He walked over to the cliffs nnd looked down at thesoenoof y.t- top lay's bathing ml venture, A strong wind was blowing. nd the waves worn Kua-liiR tip the ris ks with deafenmg nvir tmd foamy spume. The place looked very u-.';.-, piirticiilarly near tho LWdron. Ail the fiiMsa-o wn riiuriicil to milky white, and the sound fmm lieneath to, to quote an old simile, like the roar of .miumeratit i clmnots. He glanced over his shoulder and saw the aea.1 of ilhain Jones easpjrly watehine:, the ly being h:d. u behind an interve wk. ung ".Stranger he reflected. 'Mv predatory oienu ran i, fcmtp n;s iivasuro, it he iiossessis iny, down iuth.it watery gulf. Yet, when ever I come near it hismamuT tells me that I am 'warm,' as they say In tho game of hide uia SWK. To test the matter a little furtaor, hes off in a brisk walk along tho cluTs, leaving tho caldron behind. Ho found, as he had sus- aoctrtl, that bo was no lung followwi. Ro Juniing as. he came, and resuming his old oosition, he saw William Jones immediately reapjKfar. That day ho discovered no clew to tho nystery, nor the next, nor tho next azaiiL though on each day lie wmit through asiniilar ;nonnan. Strange to sav. Unit had not jut in an appearouoe, mid for reasons of his jwn he lind tboUK'ht it Uitter not to seek her. On the niorn'ng of the third ilav - a dark- ihilly morning, after a nitfht of rain Tim put his hood into tho Caravan, where his naster was seated at his easel, and grinned lem-DKHiiv. "Mr. Chariest She's come, sor!" "Who the deuce has comef" cried Brink- iey. "The lad n your honor, to have her picture uuien. nuiiMii w iwr into tne narlorr But as he spoke Matt pushed him asido and Mitered. Slie Wore Lor liest rlotliea, but kioked a little pule and anxious, Hrinkley uiougnt, greeuug ner vna a tamiliar nod. So you've come at last? Tim, pet out. you rascal. I thought you hail given me up. Ho assumed a coldness, though he felt it not, for be bad made up lus miud not to "en Jouroge' tlu young ersoiL I couldn't come before they wouldn't let am. i5ut last uight liliam Jones he didn't some home, an J 1 broke ois-u tlie Ihix and took out my clothes, and ran straight off aero." Hor face fe'J as hhe unxwdetL for she could not fail to notice the coolness of the young man s greeting. "W ell, siuee Ton have come well cot to work," said Ilriukley. "It's chilly and damp ruisiue, so wc j remain Uere in shelter." Matt took off her hat, and then proceoded to divost herself of her coarso jacket, reveal mg lor the nrst time the low-neekel silk dress beneath. Meantime the youug man ploi'ed the sketeh iu position. Turning prese unuy, ne Deueiu JuuU's transiormation. Old and shabby as the dress was, torn here and there, and rrvealiug lieneath gftmjiHes of coarse stockings and clumsy Imots, it lie came her wonderfully. As a result of much polishing with soap and water her face shone again, and her arms and neck were white as snow. Thus attired, Matt looked no longer a long, shambling girl, but a toll, bright, re splendent young lady. It was no use. Brinlcley could not conceal Ms admiration. Mutt's arms alone were enough to make a pauiter wild with delight. "Why, Matt, you look positively magnifi cent, I bad no idea you wore bo pretty. The girl blushed with pleasure. Tho young man worked away for a good hour and a half, at the end of which time he put the finishing touch to the sketch. "Finis coronal ojms.'" he cried. "Look, JUarar Matt examined the picture with uncon cealed delight. It was herself, a little ideal ized, but quite characteristic, aud altogether charming. "May I take it homer she asked, eagerly. "I'll get you to leave it a few days longer. I must get a frame for it, Matt, and then you shall have it all complete. Now, let me look at you agoui,n be said, taking her by Uith bands and looking up at ber sunny luce. "Are you pleased ? Will you take care of the picture for the painter s snker Mutt's answer was embarrassing. She quietly sut down on his knee, and gave him a smacking kiss. "MattI Mattr he cried. "You mustn't. But he put ber warm arm round his neck. and rested her cheek against his shoulder. "I should like to have pretty dresses and jold bracelets and things, and to go away from VV llliuui Jones and to stay with you.1' "My dear," said Brmkley, laughing, "you Jouldu't. It wouliliit lie proper. "Why not?' asked Matt, simply. "The world is censorious, little one. I am i young man; you are a young lady. Wi ihr.U have to shake bands soon and say good- Dy. There, there," he continued, seeing her syes fill with tears, "Tm not gone yet ihall stay as long as I can, only really you niLst look unou me as quite an old fellow. I im awfully old, you know, compared to you. He gently disengaged himself, and Matt sat down on a campstool close by. Hor face had zrown very wistful and sad. "Matt," he said, anxious to change the sub ject, ' tell me something more about William OIK'S." 'I hate William Jones. I hateeverybody Out on." "ReallvF" "Yes, i do." "Well, I feel creatly flattered. But about bhe gentle Jones i You say he was out all last uight" Matt nodded. "He goes out nigh every night," she mid, !and often dont come home till morning. rsouietlnies he finds things and brings 'em. He finds bits o' gold, and old ropes, and bottles mm." "Very odd Where?" "Ho don't tell ; know." "I wish you'd tell me, Matt. Do. I have radicular reason for wanting the informa tion." Matt hesitatod. "You won't say I toldf William Jones would be dow nright wild, he would." "I'll keep the secret faithfully. NcwT' Thus urged, Matt informed her friend that cm two o.-easions, out of curiosity, Rhe had followed her guardian on lus nightly pil grimages, and watched him go in the direc tion of the IWil's CaMron. On both occa sions the night was very dark. On getting lear of Hie coastguard station, and among the sandhills, Junes hail lighted a lantern which he carried. Trembling and afraid, she had followed the light along the cliffs, then out among tho sandhills. But all at once tbe light ami Its bearer had disappeared info the solid eart h, leaving her to And her way home in terror. Tbe explanation of all thin was, in Malt's opiuion, very simple. William Jones was a bad man, and went to "visit the fairies." "Yes," she cried, "and every time heroes tho fairies give him lumniat, and he brings it home." Each time yon Mlowed him," asked Brinkley, thoughtfully, "he disappeared at about the same place?" es. said Matt ; "and the light and him Sunk ngiit down and never come up again." 1 he result or thjut.ornuitu.n thus commu nicated was to lenvff the young man of the caravan far more curious than ever. Rede termined to turn tlie tableson William Jones, and to watch, bis movements, not in tlie day timi rait during the summer night, waiting for his apimarancain tlie immediate neigli- b. iiiioi.nl ot tlie lievu s Caldron. The first night he saw nothing it was stormy, with wild gusts of rain. The second night was equally uneventful. Nothing daunted, he went for a third and last time, and lay in the moouliglft on the cliffs, looking toward the village. The night was dark and cloudy, but from time to time the moon came out with sudden brilliaueo on the sea, which w as gently stirred bv a breeze from tho land. Ho waiUsl for several hours. About mid night he rose to go home. Ahedid so he was startled by the sound of oars, and, lying wn, perceived a small boat aprunachlng on a silver itch of moonlit sea. TUB csxmpant of the Isut was a solitary man. It approached rapidly, making direct for the Devil's Caldron. Lying down on his face and peeping over, Brinkley saw it stop short just outside tbe foanung passage, while the man stood up, stooped, liftea something heavy from the Uitlom, and threw it over board. Then, after watching for A moment a dark object which drifted shoreward, right into tho Cahlron, be rowed awav until hi reached a sheltered creek close to the scene of the swimming adventure. Hero he ran the boot ashore and leaped out. The next minnte Brinklev hoard him com ing up the cliffs. Trembling w ith excitement he lav down flat on his face and waited. Presently the man emerged on tho top of the cliffs, within few yards of Bnukley's huling-place. Just then the mnon flashed brightly oat, and Unukli-y m-oguraed hual It was William Jones, carryingonhisshoul- ders something like a loaded sack, aud dang ling fn mi bis left wrist a honnantorn. He liwked round once or twice and then hurried toward the sandhills. Brinkley fol lowed steiUthily. The moon now went in. anil it beeamo pitch dark. Presently Jones paused, set down his load, and lit the lantern then he hurried on. For fifty or sixty vards a coarse carpet of greensward covered the cliffs; then the sand hills began. Passing over tbe first sandhill, Joui-s disappear fA Quick as thought tbe young man followed, and, penring over, saw ho light in the hollow lieneath ; it tose higher and higher till it reached the top of the next sandhill, where it paused. Crawling on hands and knees, Brinkley slipped down into tbe hollow and then crept upward half-way up the mound; he found a huge rock, behind w hich he crouched and posited. As he did so Vt ilhnm Jones, light In haud. seemed to dive down into the solid earth aud disappear. CHAPTER X. THE fSKTHXT OF TUE CAVE, a minute after the disappearance For Charles Brinkley luy as if -tritki; and, iu deed, he was altogether lost in wonder. What had happened Hadan earthquake swallowed the mysterious one, or had be tumbled down in a lit'f Brinkley waited and watched; five minutes had passed, ten minutes, and still the light did not re-mergo. At last, overcome by his curiosity, Brinkley rose, and, sbsiping close to the ground, Tept from the rock be- biud which he had laid concealed, and crawled across the summit of the sunilhill Suddenly he sto;jed short and went down on hand and knees, for he now clearly discerned, coming out of the solid earth or sand, the glimmer of the light. It glimmered, then disappeared again. Just then the moon slipped out of her cloud, illuminating the hillocks with vitreous rays; and ho perceived, clone by him, a dark hole, ojieniug into the very heart of the hillock. He crept closer and kioked down, but could see nothing. He hold his head over the hole and listened; all he hoard was a dull, hollow moaning, like the sound of the sea, The light of the moon, however, enabled him to per ceive that the hole had been covered with a loose piece of wood, or lid, about four feet square, and with an iron ring-bolt In tbe cen ter, which lid was now lying by the side of the opening, ready to be replaced. A num ber of large pieces of stone, such as were strewed every where about the sandhills, lay piled close by. He lay for some time waiting and listening. All at once, far beneath him, the light glim mered again, 4uick as thought he rose and crept away, oiil just intime; for he had no sooner regained the shelter of the rock, and crouched there watching, than he saw the light re-emerge, accompanied by A human head ; a human body followed, and then ha elearly discerned William Jones standing fn the moonlight without the burden ho had pre viously carried, and holding in his hand u lantern. " Si tting tlie lantern down, William busied hnusell lor several minutes, and finally, hav ing concluded tho work on which he was en gaged, extinguished the light Thon, aftisr glancing suepiciously round hhn on evory sido, ha walked rapidly down the sandhill, aud diHtfvieared in tho direction of tbe sea. Not un'Jl ho distinctly heard the plash of oars, and saw the black silhouette of the boat pass out from the shadow of the rock on to the mood it sea did Brinkley again begin to stir; and even then he did so very cautiously. lest his figure should be perceived against the moonlight by the lynx-eyed rower. Creep ing on hands and knees he again crawled to tlie mysterious spot, aud found, as he had in dued anticipated, that the hole was covered np and the wooden lid or trap door eo care fully covered with stones and loose sand as to be completely hidden. His first impulse was to displace the debris and at once to explore the mysterious place but reflecting that he was unprovided with lights of any kind, and that the cavity below would must certainly be in total darkness, he ajitermlned to postpone his visit of inspection until daylight. By this time there was no sight or sound of tbe boat. Basing to his feet. he mused. It was all very well to talk of re turning another time, but how was he to find the spot) The sea of sandy hillocks strebdued on every side, and he knew by experience how aimcult it was to djstmguish one hillock from another. As to the cairns of loose stones, such cairns were nearly as numerous as tlie hillocks themselves. At last he thought of the rock where he had first concealed himself. Such rocks were numerous, too; but pulling out his case of crayons he marked the base of tbe rock with a small streak of color. Finally, remember ing that the drift sand might cover this mark so made, he drew out his penknife and made a large cross in the hard sand. Having taken these precautions he made the best of his way down to the cliffs, ami, following the open greensward which fringed the crags, wan dered back to the caravan. At daybreak the next day he strolled back along the crags, first biking a bird's-eye view of the village, and perceiving no sight of V illiam Jones, who had doubtless no sus picion that he would rise so early, he soon found tlio spot where he had stood over night watching the approach of the boat, and, first recounoitering the neighborhood, struck off among tiie sandhills. At first lie was guided by footprints, but as the sand grew harder these disappeared. At length, after a some what bewildering search, ho found tho Baud- hill he sought, tho rock with his mm k upon it, therroR-iinnrk.-d in thegniunil,nnd finally the well-concealol mouth of the hole. He locked keenly to ri-'ht and left. No one was visible. Stooping down be ui.,piaced the stones and louse sand aud disclosed the trap-door with itd iron ring. Along pull, a strong pull and up came the trap. Open iSo- A strimij pull, owJ up dime the li-aj same! Beneath him was a dark cavity, with a slanting jath descending into the bowels of th earth. Anxious to lose no time, bo squeci'.ed him self through tho liiv rturo, and liegan de scending. . Whiie ho did sole heard the hol low roaring he had heard the night beforo. As he proceeded he drew out a box of mutches and a candle, which he lit. Pro ceeding cautiously on bis liock, and restrain ing himself w ith his elbows from too rapid descent, he found himself Mirrounded not by saiul, but by solid rock, and. peering down ward, saw that be was looking down into a largo subterranean cave. Just lieneath him was a flight of stei cut in the solid nvk. Descending those -arof ully, for they were slippery as ice, ho reached the bottom, and found it, made of sea-gravel and loose shells, forming, indeed, a decline like the seashore itself, to the edge of which, fill ing about half the cavern, the waters of the sea crept with a long, monotonous moan. Approaching the water's edge, he saw facing him the solid lock f -f tlie clilT, but just at the base there was mi opening, a. sort of slit, al most touching the waves at all tim, quite touching them when the swell rose, and through this ojiening crept lieanis of day light, t urning tlio w aves to a clear, malachite green. The mystery wns now clear enough. The cave communicated dinvlly with the see. hut iu such a way as to make an entrance for any bu-geolijii-t impossible, from that di rection. Turning his lack upon the w ater, and hold ing np the (handle, he examined tlie interior. Tho damp black risks rose on every side, aud from the root hung spongy and luMeous weeds, like those fungi to be soeu in sunless vaults of wine, but piled agaiust (be inner wall was a hoard of treasures to make smuggler's mouth w ater or turn a wrecker's brain. Puncheons of rum and other spirits, bales of wool, plonks of mahogany and pine, oars. broken masts, coils of rope, toughs of run ning rigging, flags of all nations, and articles of such material as is used on suiplxiard, swinging tables, brass swinging l:mis, mast head lanterns and haimuocks; enough and to spare, in short, to fit out a small fltvt of ves sels, lost in amazement, Brinkley examined this extraordinary hoard, the aivumulntion doubtless of many years. All at once his eve fell upon a large canvas lwig, rotten with age, and gaping open. It was as full as it could hold with pieces of gold, bearing the superscription of the muit of Spain. O William Jones! illiam Jones! Aud ail this was yours, at least by right of plunder, uixm the Queen's seawav; all this which, turned mto cash, would have made a man rich bevoud the dreams of avari'-o, was the possession of one w ho lived like a miserly l"g gar, grudged himself and his flesh and blood the common neeessanesof life, ami had never been known, from boyhood upward, to give a starving f'-iow-i-reoturo so much as a crust of weed, or to drop a l'ny into the ioor-lox. O William Jones) William Jones! The alxiveretleetion and parenthesis belong. not to the present writer, but. to my ail ven turous discoverer, tlio captain of the car avan. As Brinkley proi-eoded on his tour of in spection he liecamo more and more struck with winwhT. INoUiingsceuied too lusigr.ilioaut or too preposterously useless for secret ion in that extraordinary Mop's cavern. There were niojis and brooms, there were holystones, there were "squeegees," there were canisters of tinned provisions there were bags of weeviled bir-euits, there were sack of Kitatoc (which ea'uleuls, long since neglected, luu.1 actually sprouted and put forth leares), IWn were mig-holts, th re were tiu mugs and peiiuikins, and lastly, K.intHle iic'ii, there wore books. Said books lay piled e n t he top of a heap of sacks, and were iu tlio lust sta-m of miidowand decay. For what purpose had they lieen carried tlieref Certainly not to form a library, for William Jones ccuid not read. As curiosity deepened Brinkley opened some of the forlorn volumes, covered with mildew and full of hideous, crawling things. Mont were in foreign tongues, but there were several Enlinh novels, half a century old, and a book of famous "Voyages," also in English. Near to them wore some large paiwr rolls ships' charts, evidently, and almost fulling to pious. And on tho top of the chart was a tiny pinyerbook, slime covered and dripping v.ol! What KiasesKeii BrinUcy to e:.nmine the prayer Ixk k I cannot determine, but in after years he always averred that it was an in spiration. At any rate, he did open it, and saw that the fly loaf was covered with writ ing, yellow, difficult to decipher, fast fading away. But what more particularly attracted his attention was a loose piece of parchment, fastened to the title page w ith a rusty pin, and covered also with written characters. Fixing the caudle on a nook in the damp wall, he inspected the title page, aud de ciphered these words: Be inspected the title page. 'Christinas Eve, 1804, on board the ship Trinidad, fast breaking up on the Walsh coast. If any Christian soul should find this book and these lines where I place them, if they sink not with their bearer (on whom I leave my last despairing blessing) to the bot tom of the sea, or if God in Hisnifinfte mercy should spare and save the little child." (The book trembled in his hand as he read.) The writing went on: "1 cast her adrift in her cradle in sight of shore, on a little raft made byniy own hands. 'TIS a desperate hope, but He can work miracles, and if it Is His wi 11 she may be saved. Attached to thfs holy Isjuk are tho proofs of her poor dead nxither's marriage and my darling's birth. May she live to inherit my name. Signed Matthew Thorpe Monk, Colonel, 15th Cavalry, Ben gal." The mystery was deepening indeed 1 At last Brmkley thrust the book and. Its contents into his pocket, and after one took round took t he candle and made his way np the rocks and out of the cava When he saw the light of day above him he blew out the light and crawled up through the aperture. Then,' tending on the lonoly sandhill, he surveyed the scene on every aide. There was no sign of any living soul. Carefully, but rapidly, he returned the trapdoor to Its place, covered it with the stones ami uberal ham If uls of loose Rand, and walked awny, taking cam, for the first huu- Ir.M yards to obliterate lus footprints as Le weut. (To be continued.) Ull ( ATKII AND UPKUItNCED. Hood's Sarsapariila is prepared by C. HooJ & Co., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass,, who have a thorough knowledge of pharmacy, and many years practical experience in the business. It is prepared with the greatest skill and care, under tbe direction of the men who originated it. Hence Hood's Saraaparilla may be de pended upon as a thoroughly pure, hon est, and reliable medicine. Piueiios Avers has thirty nine newspa pers. Mis'ulcr's Herb Bitters cure cholera morbus, and thus gels the better of the complaint every time. Samuel Anderson a blacksmith, living three miles from Spriiiirneld. O.. writes: "I was taken with a severe attack of cholera morbus so severe that I was unable to straighten myself. After taking two doses of your Bitters I was entirely cured. An Ohio girl is wearing mourning for a faithful dog. ADVICK IU MOTHBKB. Arc you disturbed at night and broken t your rest by a sick child suffering and lying with pain of cutting teeth T If so, send at onec and tret a bottle of llr Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children Icctliiug. Its value is incalculable, It will relieve the poor little sufferer Im mediately. Depend upon it mothers there is no mistake about it. It cures dysentery, diarrhoea, regulates the stom ac.h and bowels, cures wind colic, soft- cus the guniH, reduces inflammation, and gives tone, and energy to the whole sys tem. Mrs. Winslow's Southing Syrup for Children Teething is pleasant to the taste, and is the proscription of one of the oldest and best female nurses and phy sic.iatis in the United States, and ' fot sale liy all druggists throughout the world. Price 25 cents per bottle. feb-2H m-w-B in 1-y "I.iijuid gunpowder" is vention . the latest in- Kervoui Debilitated Hen. Yon are allowed a free trud of thirtj tiny of the use of Dr. Dye's Celebrated Voltaic licit with Electric Suspensory Appliances, for the speedy relief and per manent cure of Nervous Debility, loss of Vitality and Manhood, aud all kindred troubles . Also, for many other diseases. Complete restoration to health, vigor and manhood guaranteed. No risk is incurred. Illustrated pamphlet, with full informa tion, terms, etc., mailed free by addresss ing Voltaic Beit Co., Marshall, Mich. deod & w. A GREAT DISCOVERY. Mr. Wm. Thomas, of Newton, la., says: "My wife lias been seriously affected with a cough for twenty five years, and this spring more severely than ever before. She had used many remedies without re lief, and being urged to try Dr. King's New Discovery, did so, with most grati fying results. The first bottle relieved her. She has not had so good health for thirty years." Trial Bottles Free at Hart & Bahnscn's Drug Store. Large size fltHI. "No Physic, Blr, in Mine!" A good story comes from a boys' board ing school in "Jersey." The diet was monotonous and constipating, and the learned Principal decided to introduce some old style phy in the apple sauce, aud await the happy results. One bright hid, the smartest in school, discovered the si -ere t mine in bis sauce, aud pushing bMck bis plate, shouted to the pedagogue. .Nc physic, sir, 111 mine. Sly dail told me to use milhin but Dr. Tierces 1 leass ant Purgative l'cllets,' ami they are ados in lt their duty like a charm!' Tbey ate aiiti-bilious, and purely vegetable. What Ton Bay. There are so many frauds advertised for ihe hair," you say. 8o there are, but Parker's Hair Balsam is not one of them. It will not work miracles, but it will do In tier service for your hair than anything else you can find. Restores original col or, cures (UuilrulT, gives new growth. hlcgnutly perfumed. Not a dye. HOItsrOBII'S A( IB FHMKIMUTK For Women and Children Dr. Jos. Holt, New Orleans, La., says 'I have frequently found it of excellent service in cases of debility, loss of appe tite, and in convalescence from exhaus tive illness, and particularly of service in treatment of woman and children. Hmisckecery throughout the country have been using Dr. trice s Cream link mg Powder for a generation, and have ever found it as pure and good as the wheat It raises so splendidly. House keepers do not enre to experiment when experience has moven that they have found a good article as Dr. Price's Cream Powder, they will stand by it. 1 have been anlicted with Hay l'ever for (even years Ely's Cream Balm cured me entirely. II. D. Callihau, baggage master, I. & St. L. H. It., Terre Huule, Ind. Hunt's Remedy cures headache, cos tiveuess. dyspepsia, diseases of the liver and kidneys. A Clear Skin is only a part of beauty; but it is a part Every lady may have it ; at least, what looks like it. Magnolia Balm both freshens and beautifies. "F URNAG ES" New Jt- Sn.'i BID TINT AC. Wk 4 m it $s ( I m 1 :r- x" For Hcatiiif Public or rrivato JJuildings. NEW GOODS! GREAT IMPROVEMENTS! Furnaces for all Fnels. CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. SLND FOR CATALOGUE, RICHARDSON & BOYNTQN CO,, CHSCACO. For Sale by JOHN T. NOFTSKER. may 23-dlaw-sat Frightful Case Of a Colored Man. I contracted h fearful cae of Mood poiwm in 1HN3. I wan trt'ateil by pome of the bent iihy. ciann in Atlanta. Thry used tlie old remedies of Mercury and Potash, which Itrmig'.t on rheitnm tttmi and impaired my directive organ. Every joint in me wat swollen and full of imiii I wan in a horrllile condition. When I had het-n given up to die, my physicians who had t-een tin work iiiLTHof the medicine in other ciices, thought it would he a Hhh'ndid time to tes-t the virtue ol Swift Specific. When 1 commenced taktnir S. H. b. the phyHiemiiH naid I could not U e two weeks under thf ordinary treatment. lie eotmiicnei-dto give me the medicine strictly according to direc tion, which I continued for cevrral monthr.. I took nothing elce, and commenced to improve from the tin. Occasionally I would have a hark et fr.m imprude re. Ston the rticiinir.li!-m left me, my appeiite became all riynt. and the nicer, which the doctor ahl were the ttmi-t friL'htful be hkd ever ue n. began 1o henl, and bv the first of October. 1SK4. 1 wan a well in an it'Tiin. I am stronger now than I ever huh before, and weih more. I have imt failed to rcxirt for duty i-iiicp that time, beim tn gaged in the oil warehouse of t'hew-Carley I'omi .my. I huve been and still nin, doing ome of the hardest work any man everdid. and am readv to answer anv iiuestiou that mav im asked concerning this case. Swifl'a fcjK'cifit: bus eaveu me rrtim an early grave. I. KM Met. L.tJ IHJ . Atlanta, Ga., April IS, lKSj. Lem Mc! lendon has been iu ihe employ of the 0 hew Charley Company for some vt-ars. and I know the abhve statement to le true. At the time he qeean takiitt; Swift's Specific be xm in a horri ble condition, and at mv solicitation his treatment with S. S. 8. was undertaken by a physician t-fter several others had declared his case to he nope lsly incurable. He took nothin-' but S. S. S and has tecn as nound as a new riollar for months. regard his cure almost miraculous. W. B. KOSItY, Mai.au'er, Clu'r-s-Carley i o.. Atlanta OiisiuB. Atlanta, tia., April IS, lKNr. Caution. Cotimumer should not confuse our Sm'cific with the numerous imitations, suhstitutt s, KotnsU ami Mercury mixtures, whichareirotlen ui to sell, not their own merit, out on me merit ol our remedy. An imitation is always a fraud and a Cheat, and they thrive only a they can Meal from tue article imitated. a Be sure and get tlie genuine, and send for Trva Use on Blood aud Skin Diseases free. For pale by all druggists. THK 8WIPT srRrlKU. CK, Drawer S, Atlanta, Un, is7 w.rast.,N. y. "I ache all over!" What a common ex prcssioq; and hew much it rrteans to manu a poor sufferer! These aches Ijave a ciuse, and more frequently than, is gener ally suspected, the cause is the Liver or P.i.lneys. No disease is more painful or nous than, triese, aqd no rerrjedy is so ,:r. rrpt arjd effective as ifUSHLEgTS I ITERS No remedy has yot beeq discovered tit is so effective in all KIDNEY AND LIVER COMPLAINTS, MALARIA, DYSPEP SIA, etc., ard yet it is simple and rprm, less. Science and rnedical skill have combined with wonderful success those rjerbs whicr nature has provided for trje cure ot disease. It strengthens aiid in vigorates tla whole system. Hon. Thadlu- Sloven", the distinimtiihoA Con. FrKwunui. oikm wrote to a follow uii'inln-r who u siifTeriiiK from imliimtinn and kiilnrv dinim- " Try MinhW- Herb Bittnv. I believe it will rare you. I have used It for Imth Indipsition and "ffi Won of the kidney, and It la the moat wonderful conibtniuon of medicinal herns I ever new." MISHLEH HERB BITTEE8 CO., 635 Commerce Bt., Philadelphia. Farker'i Pleaaant Worm Syrup Never Fail XmoJ?. NEflVOUSDtBILITY TT A T? T? T? MfrM 1 "'s ic VViuc s i:u JIO IfcXfcAO IJja" Do uy.-ndnmm.niLH r. . ... 02 "ltt'urodiHeie, tmf. LkuAVlw X f-ichMultfVi . 5 Juil,ful Ir..!irre(ion. A RADICAL CURE ron1j;l,.fnniu.ilil,a.-e,i,r KFJS.VOlr3 V overlrninwork. Avoid Ormic We.ksoy r,S..l.l. SrSi'ca""! tmporlunl PHYSICAI. 5"' bk,,,,.,,.. w UI.L AiT, Easi'ij: Ki u.v(liitii8 LlYOUflK Tl1(llct I OUDt'iitila, dyee AmSh S i I' l' rtt re uli ailon- M l.Ui.r.lf CUIUS! 3 m :l-t ii.t'-rttre frjii n to liinfim M flftfl-aiilor iiu-unvi -gi.uy way. Tetteo ron ovcnftix' luinliti nn frnieivce in TEARS BV U5I INI.'AH flx-icnridi! irwdinl princi-i.rl'-i- l-y -:rv.-tnkMwttt)-n TMOUSAHRCASE3. X3G i-pe.:itw iiHueuce m fell L A''iim'' I tl.'tay. TheuaU piJwuMl 1'uin't.oimof ih hit. T Ml ill PACKAOift W lifin CTRTtlitil IH IVatdftMi. VJ he atiimatiiu flcnwiit jj.'f life, which na.be.n fit he iitk'nt.ttrrmfichfrr Ifnlstxl nipHtlynainitxit!. TJtBA TJUJEXT. ! . Month, - $3 00. TwoJfJontha. - fi rv I'liree l&outh. 7.oo HARRIS REMEDY CO., H PCCHEIU3ri N, Tnib dU ST. T.OUia, HO, R U PT4RiEP khsoms ! Not a Tr uoa. C. P. SW ANSON, . 1 r "1 1 vontracror ana Duuaer, No. 2i 2i 4th Ave., Residence, No. fBOB Seventh Avenne, ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS. rt S II, 1 HCHESMliS! THIS PAPERED K-wifapk AnviBTBmo Btmun nt T ? (Street), where adTer tisinir eontraeta suf 'IHWAa, ne uiaoe m a 1805 Second Aveniic. Is well stocked witli a full of goods for Gentlemen's We r comprising all the Novelties of" the Seasi AND A3 LOW As they can possibly be hiiiuii.;. GOLD MEDAL, tim, in BAKER'S I Warranted ab$rlutely Cocoa, 1 rora which the en,.. Oil fau been removed. lthMi times Ike strength of CowpamL with Starch. A rrowmot w Slq and in therefore far more wWL Cftl, costing lens than one c .t cup. It la dtlir.iouH, noorKi treninlieniog, easily diiy . .-u aumlnibly adapUnl for iu., well aa fur jn'reoiw in h-;iii!i. Bold by Ontf e r ere rj when f . EAEER & CO., Dordiestsr. 22 r A Stock Investmeii!! THAT WILL PAY Tbe People's Opportunity To f hare in Iho HHturi'(l iirotils of :i Large Cattle Eil Par Value of Shares slil'. The Biiki4 of the "Wei-tern l.:nnl uul L Stork Coiiuiiinv" ure now oiien fr i lie of a limited ntitnlier of ntiaret. of it- ij i .-il -n 1 He amount now ottered in thi eoinmumiv ! exeeed S.'iH.KKi. A (iphrul i,iu for rlmm iu.-j mude at the olflee vl the eeiTi'tury, 1302 Main St., Davenport, In or throneli file follouiii!; sent Ii nun: Oliver A Sweeney. Kiwk Island. .1. B. Kitlar, C.fhier r'iisr Nutien:i! I'.-ii. t eiiHirt. Ueo K. Maxwell, l':isliiev Danniurl Vim Bant--, Davenport. German Saving! Hank. IrtM'ninrt. Ilr. V. O. Kiilp, Haen.orl. John. I. I ,11111-. s Kant 'IliinlSi., Int.i; V. F. llemeliwav. Collier Molilie N:Il-'lift, t Moline, III. .1 L. DAV.Ml 1K. Nu.!r an-42-1vi;w Chancery Notice. tatkof Illinois, isj. Kuek lutid Comity, Iu the cireuit court, SeiiieinlM-rtenu. '. Cornelius II. Smith vw. Adoluh M. I.. I.w. ti 1). Terry In t'haneery. Affidavit of non-residenre of Ihe alum-m' ant- Aldolph M. L. Lowe and ,1. 1. l'er:v I" heelt tiled in the I'lerkV ottiee of the riMtil t of wiid county, uotice ii therefore tirn l i ' tlie haid lioh-repiiletlt defendantf tli:a l!'1 1 plaiiiunt filed his hill of complaint in wi T. the ehaueery sitle thereof. on tlie isiti il' , ' i 1HS5. and that tlierenMtn a snniiiion- i-'tn ii i aid court, w herein said suit is now i.'inl;i . Inmahleon the first Monday in the iio'inf. f ' teniher net. as is hy law required. New n ytn, the s id non-resident defen.laiil" ' named, shall personally be and appear f f'''' circnil eoiiiu. on the lirst day of tlie in v ' Ihereol. to lie holden at Kock Island in the said etninty.on the first Monday inN,i'i!i next, and plead, answer or demur le l!f romplatiilanlV lull of coninlaint. I tic w the matters and thinex Iherein clianicibui will he taken as conlessed. and a dci n-i-aj'uist you accordim: to Ihe prayer of enul E. II BdWMAN. Jr. Hock Island, Illinois. July 2S, 1N5 M. H. CoHBEtT. Omipt's Sol. Chancery Notice Statu or Ii.i.inou, ( Hock Island County, ( In the Circuit Court, to Ihe Septi uiher 1 " Ella Killmer vs. Joseph II. Killmcr- In ' eery. Affidavit of non-residence of the ab," 111 dam, Joseph 11. Killmcr. havinu' hcen ii-i clerk's othee of tlie circuit court of sal'' "'' notice Ih therefore hereltv eiven to the -.i '1 resident defendant thai the complainant it" hill of con. plaint in said court, on 0e n""' side thereof, on the SKIh day of Jiilj. I' -J- that tllerenooi. siinitn.ms isStll'if C'H ''T .'onrt, wherein said suit ismm peisluii.'. n1".', tile on the Mrs! Monday In the nielU" ei Ikt next, as is hy law required. V' 11 yon, Ihe said non" resident dciciuhnt :il"' 1 ed, shall persouallv Im' aud appear .Ircilit court, on tile first day off" ",v .hereof to be holden at Kock Island in ""''" ,oimty, on the first Monday in Scpie! ' and plead, answer or demur to it"- fa''1 plaiuant'a hill of complaint, the ""' '' mailers anil Ihitiiis therein chats-'nf ' will he taken as confessed, and a ili-w aga.nel you accnlm;' to the praver of rm K. H. HIM MAN. 1 ' Hock Island. Illinois, July IN". M. y. CoKr- it, I'ompt's d. NEW BAKERY: ANll Confectionery No. 1109 Third Avu.. WM. SKHr:l- P'"!''1 rWBn-ad deliver, dito any part of l" r"' auK-7-dly At the Davkni'oRT Business CoiGt Rook K-Ki'iK. I!ru Cau III.ATIOS. CoHIIKBCIAL 1'A. I'HONOOHAI'HV, Tves WniTiao, Titl.BUKAI'HY. IlllNCAN HAWKS m H M 4 jiin--4rllv fr.iP SUMMER LAW I.ECTTJRE .J'SlJi'bi-' huin uih J..I. IwK". iiimI end illll Sel'l"11'" urovedof nimal use. 1st, Ui sliuicn'; aiirn u pursue their atmlies at !'" " , School ; ind. to those who pnqswe to " 1 .,.1 . .. .i.i u.-hn have e" ,u i. ...j .j.i ... ir. u,hn have n1" . rXi .u.nlB.K.nf .uatmulW illStrilC.tion. rt f lar apply (P.O. University of Va.) Minos, Fro Coin, and Stat. Uv., win 1 1 ii n ii WMW