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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS; MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1888.
K ' A FACT IS A FACT. it;.. iK -J 9 . . T ' ' H a i 1 it- f f. .t. . :.' k rd .'IB ' i 'i I nmnsfMr once In my childhood's school, When 1 ww learning geography's rule. My master, a man whose method I held In teaching a child could not be excelled. To fli In my mind the formula sound "The shape of this our planet is round, IaM down an apple of wondrous size (On which 1 fastened my longing eyes); An object to make of this fruit so red, "Thus la the world! Do you seer he said. He remarked, I think, the looks I had cast, For after awhile, when the lesson was past, The tempting fruit In my hands he placed. But never shall I forget the first taste, For the apple that looked so good and so sweet Was decayed through to core, not fit to eatl Then in a tone 'twixt grave, sad and low (Which did, I think, fate great wisdom show), Said the master, on Boeing my grief profound, "Aa the apple, thus is the world often found." -Gertrude B. Duffee from the Spanish. A MYSTERIOUS CASE. a If by maic. I felt myself suddenly nfiA by th wrist, and the voice of Kardec hissed in my ear, 'My poor friend, something very terrible has happened; your wife has been carried off by the indignant spirits; but, he added, melodramatically, 'I will save her or perish In the attempt.' " There was a pause. "I have never aeec my wife, sir, from that day to this," said the little man, aa he buried bis face in his hands. "It was the vengeance of the spirit world upon one who was once what you are, my friend a scoffer and an unbeliever. "Have you never searched for herf t said. "What would be the usof said the little man. Just then the train rolled into the station of Folkestone harbor. And the con jurwT said I. "He must have met with a similar fate," said Mr. Boobyer, who was collecting his impedimenta; "for be nover came to receive the money taken at the doors." I V said. 1 - $ ' "A skeptic, I 1" "lbokupon V i V pl'od, "aa bosh i f .!, . I wretched baldt f w 1 I 1 l i ! i1 v. I'M Ml U We were the only two occupants of a com pettraent in the express train from London to Folkestone. My companion was to deep mourning. He was not what yon would call an intellectual tonkin? m.n nrf on thinking it ov?r afterwards I remember that he had a narrow nnrl mhatin ,1 head.' I never can ntiite make nn mv mind whether what my fellow traveler told me 1 waa us aosoluta truth; whether his conB- u1 iusu uy xne natural yearning of his soul for human sympathy; or whether, to nse an Americanism, he was merely "fllline me nn a waa not only my fellow traveler m. iting forehead, but the nnhim tf hia trow. mg literature, that caused me to look Jton him as something other than an In JSfcctual giant In the first place he was reading "Isis Unveiled." The "Proceedings of the Psychical Society" was there, too, and a fat book in very large type was labeled, "Fragments and Remains of Madame B -y. He was good enough to offer to lend me one f his books, and, like an ass, I gave a snort $f indignation aud waved it off. I have no sympathy with such things," I perceive " said he politely. upon the whole thing, sir," I re bosh and humbug, miserable trash, balderdash unworthy of notice." I glared at him. Vj---! tried 'to silence the little man in deep muuniiug uj loosing asmucniiKe theUor gon Medusa as possibla Far from being turned to stone, he simply began to sit on the backs of his hands, than which nothing Is more undignified and irritating. I was like you once," he said with pity; "yes, I was a scoffer once; but I have been bitterly punished in fact, my incredulity was the cause of my bereavement," and he pointed in a solemn maimer to the deep black bat band he wore. When I looked up at his hat band I saw the man's name printed in little gold letters upon his traveling bag, which lay on the ' rack above his head "Mr. Augustus Boo byer." When bad I heard the name before? Of course it comes back to me in a flash. Boo byer 1 that was the man who ran off with little Hetty Stareley, of the Frivolity theatre. I am not a theatrical man, but I saw Miss Stareley in the celebrated ballet of "The BwallowB," and very pretty indeed she looked with her big eyes, her curly black hair and her dot of a mouth. She was a pretty plump little nonentity till she married Boobyer, when she became a nine days' wonder. Then she left the stage ; disappeared from the pho tographers' windows, and nobody overheard any more of Miss Hetty Stareley. "It's not so very long ago," he began, "that it was my privilege to lead to the altar an ex ceedingly lovely girl I worshiped the very ground sue trod upon, sir. My wife was so excessively good looking as to attract con siderable attention wherever we went I was proud of it at first, but after a while it began to pall. My wife, sir, was a young, inexperienced girl, and she felt it bitterly. Mine was a runaway match," he went on, "and it made a considerable amount of noise at the time. I live at Wimbledon close to the camp, unfortunately for me, and when we returned from our honeymoon the volun teer camp was m lull swing. It seemed to me that when they were not actively engaged in drill or shooting for prizes, the greater portion of the volunteers occupied their time In walking up and down in front of my house in order to get a glimpse of my beautl- 1 ful wife. I'm not exaggerating not the least bit. At last, however, it became un bearable to both of us. We determined to seek solitude, and found it at Uerne Bay. "Herne Bay is the most solitary place I know. It is frequented by persons of limited means with large families. There is a pier a mile long. Wu passed a delightful fortnight at Heme Bay, but it was dull, terribly dulL We were both feeling rather lored, when I made an acquaintance while I was fishing for bass with a rod from the pier head. I used to fish there the greater part of the afternoon. I had never caugh: anything, but at a place like Herne Buy one must do something. He was a very decent young fellow, and took a great interest in my fish ing. It I had known at the time who he was, perhaps I shouldn't have bMn quite so ready to foregather with Luni. The fact is, he was a professional: conjurer, but he was a most gentlemanly yuung fellow and decid ed iy good looking. He talked about spirit ualism; be was an advanctxl thinker, and I, from the lofty pinnacle of my crass ignor ance, looked down upon the whole thing as bosh, humbug and balderdash.'' Here, still fitting on his hands, be smiled impertinently at mo. "Monsieur Kardec (for that was his pro fessional name) tried to convince me, but in vain. Our stay at Herne bav was drawing to a close. 'I'm going to give a little seance here to-morrow Bigot,' said Monsieur Ker dec I shall be greatly pleased xt yon would come and look at the wonders the spirits will perform. Dont humiliate me by offering to pay at thu door. Here are a couple of tickets.' "I was about to decline, but my wife gave me one appealing look from those great eyes of hers, which did not appeal in vain. 'We'll come with pleasure,' said i, and I thought no more about thw matter. "As we walked home we stopped to read one of the posters. It was the ordinary pro grammespirit rapping, thought reading, clairvoyance, and then tollowed a rather ex traordinary statement: 'Monsieur Kardee, after part the first, will give an illustration of modern conjuring and prestidigitation, without apparatus or accomplices. The whole will conclude with the mysterious dis appearance of a lady selected from among the audience. We both rather looked for ward to the entertainment as a break to the dull monotony of our daily round at Hern bay. "Punctual to the time, we presented our selves at the assembly rooms, and were the sole occupants of what were termed the re served fauteuils, which were two towb of or dinary cane bottom chuirs. i don't think there were fifty people in the room altogether. The first part of the performance was deeply Interesting. Looking back upon it calmly as I do now, and speaking with the authority of one who knows," said tbe little mau (and the fire of entbasiasm flashed in bis watery eyas), "I am convinced that Monsieur Kardec was a powerful medium. Then followed part two, about which there was nothing very re markable; they were ordinary feats of sleight of hand good, simple conjuring of the old school. And then Monsieur Kardec addressed us in a short lecture. He told us that what he was about to d before our eyes was no trick.no juggle 'in fact,' said he, 'there is no deception whatever. It is,' he added solemnly, 'the work of the spirits.' I did not pay much attention to what I looked upon then as the idle patter of the professional conjurer. I have since had reason to change my mind," and then ho gave a deep sigh. 'Monsieur Kardec exhibited to us tbe ordi nary big caul .-.!. 1 extinguisher. 'And now,' said he, 'if any lady will kindly step forward, I will cause her to disappear by the . assistance of my familiar spirits.' The gentle man at tbe piano began to play the ghost melody from The Corsican Brothers.' I never hear that tune now" said the little man, "but it makes my flesh creep. "Nobody volunteered. Monsieur Kardec was evidently disconcerted. 'Ladies and gentlemen,' lie said, 'if no lady will oblige me, I shall be unable to give you this inter sting experience.' Then he appealed to my wife. 'Madame,' be said, 'you would confer an obligation on me if you would come to my assistance.' "Hettie I mean my wife always a good natured girl, rose at once, before I could re monstrate. Monsieur Kardec led her to tbe little table in the middle of tbe stage. How lovely she looked as she stood in the well known poso of the Greek slave, with clasped hands 1 I noticed, too, that she wore the dia mond riviere that had been my wedding gift The conjurer covered her with the great extinguisher, 'Spirit of the vast heavens, help inel' he shouted, in a sort of scream of entreaty. He knocked over the extinguisher. My wife had disappeared! "Tiiero was a tremendous round of ap plause, iu which I joined; but I didn't quite like it all the same Then the gas went out HOW TO SIT A HORSE. Aa Old Cavalryman's Pointers to aa fsr experUoced Rider. 'The best riders in tbe world," said an old cavalryman, who was giving a greenhorn some points on equestrianism, 'are the Mexi cans. Buffalo Bills cowboys are- splendid riders, but the Mexicans are better still. And their superiority is in part due to the kind of saddle they use. That low English saddle you've got there," lie continued, "I couldnt ride in. It isnt fit for a man to ride in. Now, the great beauty of the Mexican saddle is that a man sitting in it has his legs almost straight down beside the horse, like a clothes pin. A Mexican on horseback keeps his heels and shoulders nearly in line, his feet planted firmly in his stirrups underneath him and pointing straight ahead, parallel with the horse. Our McClellan saddle would be as good as the Mexican saddle if it only bad the stirrups placed a couple of inches further back. As it is, a man riding in a McClellan saddle has to bend his leg at the knee in the English style. Now, with tbe knee bent it is almost impossible to keep your feet pointed straight ahead. "This position of the feet," the impromptu riding master continued, after pausing a mo ment to allow his casual pupil to absorb what he had already said, "is a very important thing in learning to ride properly. In fact, it is the thing. And yet nine-tenths of the riders you see about the street and country roads every day have their toes turned at an angle of 45 degrees from the sides of ths horse. As a consequence these riders can't have a firm seat, and don't enjoy the exer cise half as much as they would if they rode properly." "How is it the way the toes point has so much to do with good riding?' a reporter who happened to be on hand inquired. ''To sit firmly on a horse and at the same j to time have the body erect and free to give with the horse's motion," the cavalryman said, "you must grip the animal's sides with 1 your knees. Not with the calves of the legs, mind, nor with the thighs, but with the knees alone. Now, if you don't keep your toes pointing straight ahead, or nearly so, it is im possible to get this grip with the knees. Turn your toes out and you will find at once that you grip the horse with the calves of your legs aud that your body is thrown forward from the hips instead of being erect Experi ment a little when you get on your horse and you'll see it works just as I say. But if you keep your feet straight, hold on tight with your knees and sit erect you wi.l Bud you can accommodate yourself to the motions of the horse more readily and gracefully, your seat will be firmer and rid ing will not tire you near so quickly. If you will notice old cavalrymen when they walk," the gentleman continued, "you will see that instead of spreading their feet apart they keep them paralM. This is the result of their habit of riding, and it often makes thorn very ungraceful on their feet The best and most graceful rider I knew was ten. Ashby, who was killed during the war. 1 never saw a man who looked so handsome on horseback. Off a horse, however, he walked like a duck, and was so clumsy that he couldn't get into a irlor without falling over all the furniture in sight. A Mexican astride his high curved saddle, with his legs hanging straight down, rides as easily as if be wen- sitting iu a rocking chair, and at the same time it is almost impossible to unseat him He is clothes-pinned on to the horse, and the latter can't get from under him. But a man riding on a flat English saddle with short stirrups, bis legs beut at the knee and his toes turned out, has no chance when his horse jumps suddenly. He is in a cramped position, aud is almost sure to be thrown for ward on the horse's neck or over his head." Washington Star. It Oonsaapiton Incarabs! Read the following: Mr. C. H. Mor ris, Newark, Ark., says: "Waa down with Abscess of Langs, and friends and physicians pronounced me an Incurable Consumptive. Began taking Or. King's New Discovery for Consumption, am now on my third bottle, and able to over see tbe work on my farm. It is tbe finest medicine ever made." Sesse Middleware Decatur, Ohio, says: "Had it no; been for Dr. King's New ; Discovery for Consumption I would have d'sd of lung troubles. Was given un by doctors. Am now in best of health.' Try it. Sample bottles free at Harts & Bah nse n't drug store. KMCCTBXC BITTERS. This remedy is becoming so ell known and so popular as to need no special men tion. All who have used Electric Bitters sing the same song of praise. A purer medicine does not exist and it is guaran teed to do all that is claimed. Electric Bitters will core all diseases of the liver and kidneys, will remove pimples, boils. salt rheum and other affections caused by impure btood. Will drive Malaria from tbe system aud prevent as w U as cure all Malarial fevers. For cure of head ache, constipation and indigestion try Electric Bi tiers Entire satisfaction guar anteed, or money refunded. Price 50 cents and fl.OO per bottle at Harts & Babnsen's drug store. bucklen's arnica, salvr. The best salve in the world for cots, bruises, sores, ulcers, siit rheum, fever sorts, tetter, chapped hand!, chilblains, corns and all skin eruptions, and posi tively cures jiles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale bv Haru & Bahnsen. A woman of Huntingdon, Conn., who is thirty five years of age, has had nine husbands. (SSI Is? Iflp POVI Absolutely Pure. This powder never vsriee. A marvel of parity, strength and wholcnomeneBB; more aconoo J man the ordinary sinn, and cannot ne torn wy competition with the maltitode of lowtect, shorty weight alnm or phosphate powders. Sold oniy-n eini. kotaL bakinu powsaa ., itw wsi.fi. Now York New Advertisements. THE TRAVELERS' tiCIDE. 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He had a French knapsack made of calfskin with the hair on far a pillow, and his had waa sheltered by a strip of French tent, held by two wooden spikes. His atti tude was that of dejctioii as well as weari ness. The king wore a very long light blue overcoat and his helmt, and wag erect and alert A colored servant was in charge of bis carriage. The three carriages belonged respectively to the king, Bismarck and Moltke, Standing near the kin, his feet wide apart and holding a field pia-ss to bis eyes, was (Jen. Philip H. Sheridan, who was Bismarck's guest, and bad ridden to the field m tbe car riage of the chanfell-ir. The old uniform of Sheridan wa dioiry b?side the new clothes worn by the German leaders, who had been in the field but three weeks, and had not en countered many rain and dust storms. The hour was twenty minutes after 11, and the sounds of battle beiran t" thicken and deepen. Tbe scattering shots of th skirmishers were lost in tbe roar of firing by regiments, and the tremendous German artillery began to play like some sublime orchestra. There were many dead horses and many blood stains about, and a penetrating, sour smell came from them. Between two swollen mon sters I located my cherished chair, and, tak ing the only "reserved scat" at that stupen dous performance, adjusted my field glass and was soon absorbed id one of the grandest scenes that mortal ever gazed upon. It occurred to me at tbe moment that no descriptive language could be better than that employed by Henry J. Raymond in writing of the battle of Solfertno. He said that two storm clouds seemed pa have de scended to tbe earth, and to be pouring their lightnings and tbunderings into each other. The masses of pearly white gunpowder smoke here pillars of fleecy snow rising to the skies, and there whirling abysses of vapor, vibrating as if electrified were darkly streaked by burning villages, and the sky over the French lines, where the iron rain of the German artillery fell, was spotted with the tiny clouds puffed by the exploding hells. I could see the galloping of horsemen bear ing orders through the fiery mist the surging inarch of the troops, block after block of tbe blue divisions of Germany crowding to the left tbe sparkle of steel and of tbe helmets, like flashes of starlight on a raging sea the long darts of fire from the breech loading cannon of the Germans, which were acb discharged at times almost as fast as a cow boy tires bis revolver I could discern tbe French positions for near three miles outlined by flickering fire, and billows of smoke that seemed to swell from a series of Niagaras; and 1 beard the awful uproar comprehending a thousand stunning shocks, rising at times to a majesty that was beyond all faculty of measuremvat, and reminded one of a tran scendent burst of music but there waa noth ing in all the wonderful pyrotechnics and monstrous clamor to tell how tbe battle waa going. Murat Halstead in Tbe Century. J. E. L00SLEY k CO., GENERAL INSURANCE AOKNTS,-fCond avenue, next to Mclutir Bros., store. The salary of the Fnehsh attorney general is 7.000, with 5.000 perquis ites. The solicitor general's stipend is ,00U and 3,000 perqnisues. INTELLIGENCE U0LX.11N. T?OR RENT A FURNISHED ROOM A- for on or two gentlemen t No. 1B Nine teenth street. 4-lw Tbe Homeliest Kin In Rock Island As well as the handsomest, and others are invited to call on any druggist and get free a trial bottle of Kemp's Balsam for the throat and iuns, a remedy thai is selling entirely upon its merits and is guaranteed to relieve and cure all chronic and acute coughs, asthma, bronchitis and consumption. Large bottles 50 cents and 1. WANTED RELIABLE ENERGET IC msn to handle fa.n Belling ftnecinltie; sal ary from start; apply at once f wih position. U. ST. 1MIKMU. XJXt., Ift-Ht Empire Nurseries, Roch-pter, N. T. retail price S35; tuber aizt-s in proportion. A rare chance and permanent buniness. Thewsafe! meet a demand never before supplied by inner Bate companies, as we are not governed by the Safe rooi. ALrijv Mrs, ui.. Cincinnati, omo. Cheap Homes IN - Alabama AND Mississippi, THE Ulobile&Ohio R.R. Is row offering for sale in true is to suit purchasers over ,100,000 Choice Lands. Upon the menu of the lord mayor's dinner, at which the premier always speaks, there was printed, "After Salis bnry, dabcing.'' AGENTS WANTED FOR THE UNI vewal Oil Heater and Burner. The honse keeoer's deliirht. Cooktt a men! or heats s room at a ctwt of 4 cents per taonr. Nothing iike it ever invented. Atrento are making big money. Sells f sight. Address UNIVERSAL MF. CO. M naraei otreei, i.aicagu, in. K GENTS WANTED FOR A WATCH Xa-citib A 850 Gold Watch (or $&. In payments 1 of f 1.00 per week. Wanted an aeMit at onre in Rock lHna. l win pay aiicn cmh sou ihukc theaeenta present of a iolrt Wtch. Addre.a for full particulars. O. H. STODD4KT, aimsil fl lie. U!CU, We wish to employ a Female Complaints. Better Than He Anticipated. Wife The physician thinks that you need a tonio, John, and has left me a prescription. Hick Man H hat is it! Wife (reading the prescription) Well, there's beef iron Sick Man Yah, beef and iron; what good is that fool stuff going to dol Wife 1 baveu't uuishcd reading it yet, John; there's beef, iron, wine Sick Man Wino, too! Well, yon send over to tbe drug store and get a lot of it put np and well see what it's like The Epoch. New Jersey has a Baptiat minister who claims to bav baptised more peoole than any other man in bis church. The com munity in which he resides has been grieved over his stubborn cough that baa Interfered with his pastoral duties. A physician recommended Dr Bull's Cough Syrup, and consequently there will be baptism In hit church next Sunday. isvam;abj.e for 111 PUNS AK8 l!ir,f.7;0K3. Sore Throat, Diphtheria. Ue the Extract prompt!?. Ik-lay Is aaogerooB. twutn aetmre Sores, Sprains, Bruises. sCt..l PotiiI'h FxtrRct 1s nnum VdlaiT21c pawod for Catarrh, CM Id the II end. &c (See patre 11, In Book of 1)1- recuoue wrapped arutma eturn oouie.j Rheumatism, Neuralqia. No other preparation hm cored mora rases of thee (iitrwiog complaints than roiMt l fe.xtr.M-i. -i ry u i U Am annrt AflAf BlinE from the nClllUl i liaUC3. tunc. Hi.mmch, Nose, or from any cause, is ;-petJily con vouaa ana atoppea. I tbe bent remedy known for Pile. Tbe nm of Poml's Kx tract Ointment In enonertioti with the Extract If oitrhly recoramendL (See p. 15, Book of birec- uona wrapped nroana eacn Duim.j Tn the major Ityof female tilpfe8 tbe Extrnrtcanhe Hied, aa it well known, with the greatest benefit. Full directions accompany each ootue. Pond's Extract la Known Everywhere It la need tn tbe honoehnld of the President aa well aa that of the humblest cluaen ; by mem Item of the armv and the uaw. the Bar and the Bench, the pulpit and the press all looks aud ciawwa ui people, CAUTION. Tiw.J'm -.4 Han own imitated. rUIIU 5 LAUdUlThe itcimine has the words Pond's Extrtwt " blown in tbe irlafis, and onr picture trade-mark on aiUTOtmdliifr buff wrapper. None other is genuine. Always inalrjt on havinc Pond's jxtraoE. Maite no ouier preparation. It it BrBoT told in bmlt or tff tfrnmrre. Sold OTsrywhers, Prices, 60c, 91. l.7&. FNpand twly by POND'S EXTRACT CO 76 6ti Are., New York. TTACHTfENT NOTICE. BTATB OF ILLINOIS, BOOm ISLaHD COCHTY, ( In the Clrenit Court of said Rock Island county, iu.. fiannarv term. a. u. jscw. Bllzabetii Bradley v. J W. Mccabe-In Attach ment. uemana n. Notice la hereby given to Ton. the said J. W. HcCahe that a writ of attachment ha been sned I ont of the office of tbe clerk of the Clrclt court of aald county of Rock Island at tbe suit of the said jGiizaoeiD jsraaioy ana sgamsi me eaue ot J yon, the aald J. W. HcOabe. for Pour Hundred 1 and Sixty-five dollars, besides interest, directed to the sheriff of said conn'T to execute, wheal said writ has been returned by aald sheriff execu ted bv lav vine on the foltowine descriDed real Ptate. to-wtt: sub-lot fonr (4t and all excent north 90 feet of sub-lot three, (3), In Ben Har per's addition to the city of H"ck Island, In ths county of Rock Island axd state of Illinois. now, traiese yon, me saio t. w. Hccatw snau personally be and appear before the Circuit court of said county on the first day of the next term thereof, to he holdea at Rock Islaodinsaid county on the first Monday in the month of January next, ire special bail aud plead to such action, indwe ll ELI A- hie mm in tout coimtv: no experience re- nnlred nermanent uosition for three vearw: sal axy increafeu. ewery your, iik". mi, couirci DnsineS; money aovaucuu nr uniarj. autt-ru-iifg I etc. Lamest manofacturere in our line Enclose I'-c-nt. No postals. Centennial aig.uo., Cin cinnati. O. 17-dlm ADAM KLOTZ, 2205 FOURTH AVE., Opposite the Catholic Church, has a full line of AND DEVOTIONALS. Christmas Candles TOYS, of erery description cheap. Christmas Trees, Dec orations, Etc. hyi)rterrd"Tralt- Mark.i:i.iSi ThwSmii(rt"'t, Ch TM t -rk ri 5lnt, and Best Kant' iJDiaKes .Belt atones, - ES S! Patented July SI. IM3. Kunhur Rltiiic. Be ware of fraii iJnlem nnd Poor Imitations. Ntme grnui ne vithvufi t ttm trade mar r pic ture on the package. Qreene.TwaediCo S3 Chambers Bu New Yokk. FOR THE CAMPAIGN SEND FOR CIRCULARS r GEQ.B.CARPENTERfiCO E02-20S 6. WATER ST. CHICAGO WEAK MEN! Eiertrie-JL iiiKthnfV Current TWT it pifed ttrrtf' WfcfntARAIITKfcTO fliKtCbyttiia NF.W iMPatWU nuoum, oiild, nothinccurtrnU Kr directly lU-'UKh all wmK P rt,rrtor- T to tea4a electees Co. ieSLa6allsaL.Chicsoo, inirUl be entered Mtamat you Id favor of tbe said plaintiff, and tbe property attacbed sold to latlily tbs same, witn roeis. GEO. W. 6AMBLE. Clerk. Book Iilsnd.llllno s. nec. 0. 1. Anua Jusaturrs, Plaintiff'. AU'J 7-dSw Ike Susjtkesm Tikeer L&XD hYESTKEHT CO. 106 LsBalre Street, Chicago. niuvrn FiRSr national bank, ghioaob. DAAfttnO BAW OF CAMDEN, Cam DM, Ark. Offers the aaiest and bt koveatmentM lur smalt or Mtree auma. Famphieta slTins foil in- lurmasion nimianwi uu sppiioauon wvw amjvo ' will pay you well to reaii and costs you notnay -IN- JmT c3 I bps NOW IS THE TIME to have Tonr Bound in flret-clasR siyle at low prices. We Ijave just added a Marh'irij: Bath bo we are en h bled tn do Marbling on books of all kirji Ail work warranted first-claM. KKAMER & BLEUER, Proprir.... Up stairs) Ko. 1612 Perond Avenue, Rot k Is and. Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, Suitable for Farming. Gardening, Stock liaising and Lumbering. For particulars address or apply to ALAB AMA Land and Developement Co., MOBILE. Or any of the following named reprcsen- ; tatives of the MOULLE & OHIO Kail road. Tiz: F. E CTlPMAW, Oen?ral Apent, Chtcaeo, IU. IK. P. COOK. Trav. Pap. Acrt. Klint. Mich. E. K. POSKY. Trav. Pans. Art. 106 North 4th Street, St. I-oni, Mo. j .1 N , KHKHLv liana and immigration Atnt, i 10f5 North 4th Strept. M. Lonia Mo. J. L. G. CHAKLTOJi, Uen'l Pasa. Agent, mo di le. A ia. Ift'hen writing mention the Avars. New Eim Street Grccery DANQUARD & BROWNER Have just opened a Grocery on Moline Avenue, foot of Elm street, with a eplenaia line oi cnoice Family Groceries and Provisions, They solicit a share of the trade and will make prices as low as the lowest Telephone connections. GIVE THE NEW FIRM A TRIAL. J. B ZIMMER, fiterehdni Tailo Ko. 1S10 FVouT". 1 a-"?nu, is receiving dally his stock of FALL AND WINTER GOODS of the latest patl-rns. Call and examine tliem an J Vmm ber that he makes bis fuits ip in the liitvst styles. HIS PiiTCES ARE LOW. Wm. Adamson. Kolus Kcick. Adamson & Ruick, PRACTICAL fmM MACHINISTS , 1 Milwaukee J. M. CHRISTY, Steam Cracker Bakery, MABTjf ACTVftlB Of 0KAC1BBI ABD B tCtTITft. Ask your Grocer for then. They are beat. OripKlaltlss: TtasCkrtsty TT8TIB' fts4 tts Obrlaty WAFKB.' ROCK ISLAND. TT,L FAST MML TRAIN with VesttbnM trains be tween Chicago, Milwaukee, M, 1'aaland Minne- TRA 8-OOXTINXTAL BOTTB between Chi cago, Council Blafl, Omaha and the facmc GREAT NATIONAL ROUTS between Chicago Kinaaa tnty anc at. joscpa, mo. 5700 MILES OP ROAD rraehlnff all imnclnal foiniit m Illinois, w mconuin. Minnesota, iow. i si lagoon ana uaaots. For mans, time tattles, rates of naiaee and I frelcht, etc.. aonlv to tbe nearest atatinn agent of ths Chicago. Milwaukee & Sr. Paul Railwar, or I to any railroad went any where in the wor'a. ROSWF.I.L MILLKK. A. V. H. CARPENTER. General Manager. Gen'l Pasa. & 1. Agt. UTTor Information tn reference to Lands and Sowns owned by. by the Chicago. Milwaukee A rani keiiwrt cr-mnanT. write to H. . Han- gen. Land oommlasioner Milwaukee. Wlsconaio. W. A. GUTHRIE, Sncccasor to Guthrie A Co Una.) Contractor and Builder, ROCS ISLAND. ILL. tomans ana ttlmstat foralstifil A peciltj mid of nt work All orders attended to promptly and Bati.rsctioD guar.Dteed. Offlras aijd Shop Nu. 181S Third Avenw cry o K O O O O a3 c3 td o c n - o O CO E J c o C3 a OS a o so 1-4 H H a ROCK ISLAND IRON WORKS. Patent, Cast and Wrought IRON FENCES. Cheapest Fenoe In the world for resi dence and Iota. Made any height desired. J. E. DOWNING, iBoocssor to Geo. Downing, Jr., Proprietor. BLACKSMITHING. iozzorirs J. M. BUFORD, GENERAL Insurance Asent The o.d Fire ad Time-tried Companies repref-ei-ted. LOSSES PROMPTLY PAD. Rates as low a any retKMe 'nmnany tai sffnfC our patmnaee is sollcitea. $y Office Id Arns block. Rupture! Tsanvn t-.s is. AOS ntlil Believed and Cur ed. No detention from biwuess, and without the injury the hard, cruel truss es innict. send lor circular. Air C ishi-n Rupture Cure Co, hopg Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue, Rock Island, 111. General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done. tifSecond Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired. THE "CAFE," A FIRST-CLASS LUNCH ROOM OPE1ST ALL NIGHT, No. 1808 Second Ave., ROCK ISLAND. You can get Tin Ware Glass Ware, Crockery, Dry Goods, Notions and Jewelry cheap, at WEST END FAIR Corner of Seventh St.. and Third avenue, Rock Island. MR. Gr. has raptsr) Mm atsrpay's Blacksmith shop, No. 2213 Third Avenue. IA! E? D . I 8g7 sad wsbod work aadooaMs well rscom-Q.a UWUb K "JZX 1 'Mr.8,ofI...porv MEDICATFn COMPLEXION I innvflft at! niniDle. fracklm ami (li-oul'ratfoiu. Fur sale uj au iirn-ciiu urua'isu. ornuuiou lor w eta. Chicago Conservatory t APCR BLOCK. CHICAOO, ILL. rVIUdlO. VOCAL INSTKUMINTAL. SCHOOL OF DRAMATIC ART, ifLL TMaJ CIN SIPTlajMB irrii. THE "TIVOLI," GEO. SAVADGE, Proprietor. Second AVenuk, Opp. Harper House. VTaa-Trou" has laUrj assw fisasf iiraiii hHo a Palsea asaaMag la mrr respsc' '" sslssssia Chicaf. aa. sarpasslag srthta( la tin tkrwelUas. A aamMrof MrrkssMal Fsss KM. w esiaoinaaiem 0001 aarac m. mm wcaiasr. TS. LiaflM rvrirr.... 4lspsa.ee si ibis ooiaDnssaMBi ami aa sMfaai is sea SSI is. WTJ ' JOB PRINTING OP ALL DESCRIPTIONS PraraptlrasdDestjTezecatdbrtb AMDS Job departaieBt. aVSpselal attaBtUi. paid to la kssiilBfWUs Ha sraad iBiprom atorarif. An trb aadwich on .aortastlsa. Davenport COMPLETE IS ALL IDepartm 3nt3. KST catalogues address J. O. DTJNCAK. DAtTUH t, Io. '"! 'A