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A DESVEUATE FIGHT.
In tbe year of 184fl, Rieeiiutkl, Bogdaaasw
altl and 1, with three Russian soldier who
guarded ns, occupied a small shed near tbe
great distilleries of Ekatcrinin&ki-ZoYod, in
We were Polish nobles and Polish patriots,
and had each pamed sejtarately the trial and
imprisonment in irons which had followed
our participation in the conspiracy of 1840-L
Siecinskl and BogtlannwU preceded me to
Biberia, aud there, alas I I left them.
I pass over tbe first five years f my exile,
with its toils and trials, and will 'merely ob
serve that the permission to build and oc
cupy a dwelling apart had been granted to
my two friends and mvsolf as a reward for
diligence and good conduct.
Our three guards never left us by day or
night, but they drew apart during the long
orenings, and either slept or feigned to do so,
while we talked together of our beloved
country and the irrevocable post.
Of one subject, and that the one probably
most constantly in our minds, we never
spoke at all. No one of us whispered the word
"escape," and I do not yet know whether my
two friends have succeeded in doing so or
not. But this I know, that if still in cap
tivity they ponder through all the hours ot
every day the exile's problem, when and
how to escape? Ala I bow many die without
solving it I From the moment of my arrest
I had resolved upon flight, and a knowledge
of the terrible punishments inflicted by the
Russian government, uot only upon fugi
tives, but upon all who aid a fugitive, had
induced me to determine to take no one iuto
My occupation during the last four years
of my imprisonment had been that of cor
responding clerk in the Bureau of the Distil
leries, aud 1 hud in that way been brought
in contact with merchants and peasants from
all parts of Siberia, and bad acquired a very
thorough knowledge of the geography of the
country, of its customs and its inhabitants.
In the latter part of tbe year 1845 I had
made three attempts to escape, which, for
tunately for me, remained undiscovered and
These failures were, however, of uso to me,
since in consequence of tbem I was induced
to try the route which proved the way to
freedom. The choice of a route is of the
greatest consequence to a fugitive when be
ginning his perilous journey. The high road
from Siberia to the center of Russia is the one
oftenesc taken, because tbe most direct and
the easiest. But for this very reason it is in
comparably tho most dangerous. The -surveillance
thero exercised by tho government
is one of unceusnig viplunce, and it is ably
seconded by the iuhabitunts, whose teal anl
rapacity are continually on the alert. The
Tartars have a saying with regard to tbe fu
gitives from Siberia, "If you kill a squirrel
j ou have but his single skin, but if yon Kill
a 'caruak' " (a term of coutempt applied to
prisoner), "you have three his clothes, his
shirt and himself " (the reward for giving up
tbe man to justice). Five other roads re
mained, all loss dangerous than the one above
alluded to, but far more difficult and weufi
s line. I decided to go northward, across the
Oural mountains aud the steppes of Petchara
and Archangel to Archangel, a route which
was uot ouly tho least used, but had also the
immenso advantage of being the shortest,
for, once at Archangel, I hoped to be able to
escape in one of the many foreign ships al
ways to be found in that port.
I bad for many months been accumulating
one by one, with great secrecy and no small
difficulty, the articles indispensable to ray
First among those was a passport. The Si
berian peasant is fond of traveling, aud tbe
law requires him to 1 provided with two
passports, one for small distances, that is,
from village to village, aud another, sealed
with the Imperial anus, and bearing the gov-
I succeeded in fabricating the one and the
other. I also procured a Siberian wig, that
is to say, the hood called wig worn by all
peasants in Siberia. It is made of sheep's
bide, the wool turned inward, aud covers the
forehead down to the eyes, aud comes well
forward over the cheeks, making for any
one not in the habit of weuriug it a disguise
almost as complete as a mask and domino.
I had also succeeded in procuring peasant's
costume, and hod accumulated the sum of
ISO rubles (about 200 francs) a small sum for
such a long journey, and destined to be
diminished still further by a fatal accident.
On the night of the 8th of February, 1840,
I crept out of tho hut while my companions
were sleeping. Sly enterprise was a desper
ate one at any time, aud I had selected this
month because of tbe great yearly fair at
Irblt, which attracted a vast crowd of people
from all parts of Siberia, among whom I
hoped to pass un perceived. I wore three
shirts; the outer one bung over my heavv
pantaloons of Russian cloth, and my peasant's
waistcoat and "iirniiuk" (a short burnoose of
sheepskin soaked in tallow) were bound
round my waist with a red, black and white
woolen sash. Long boots of tarred rawhide
met the edge ot the "armiak," and on my
wig I wore tbe round cap of red velvet, bor
dered with fur, which every Siberian peasant
(porta on fete days. An enormous furred
pelisse, the collar of which was turned up
and tied round my neck with a handkerchief,
furred gloves aud a heavy stick completed
toy accouterment In tbe leg of my right
boot I had a poniard, my mouoy was in my
waistcoat, and I carried a bag containing a
pair of pantuloous of blue linen, a shirt and
a pair of boots, as well as some bread and
dried fish. "
I slipped noiselessly out of tbe hut and
crept round a crossway in order not to gain
tbe high road immediately.
It was freezing hard and bitter cold; the
bright moonlight glittered on the snow. I
Soon crossed tbe frozen Irtisch, and walked
at a rapid pace along the high road, reflect
ing that the nights iu Siberia wore long, and
culculatiug how far I could go before day
light, when my flight must inevitably be dis
covered. Suddenly I heard far behind mo the
noise of a sled go advancing at full speed. I
Shuddered, but nevertheless resolved to bail
it when it passed in. I wua saved tUat
"Where are you going?" said tho peasmt
..who drove tueeledgu, coming to a dead halt
"And where do you come from!"
1 "From the villago of Zalininia."
"Give me CO kopeU" (10 cents), "and I will
take you to Tar a, where I aw going myself."
"No, it is too dear; fifty kopeks" (8 cents),
"if you like."
"Very well; get In, quick I"
I did so and the horses set off at a tearing
gallop. The road was smooth as a polished
floor, tbe cold stinging; in half an hour we
were at Tara. The peamnt left me in the
treat and drove off. I approached tbe win
dow of tbe inn, and shouted in a loud voice,
after the Russian fashion: ,
"Are there honwer
'Where to goF responded a sleepy voice
from tbe interior.
"To tbe fair at Irblt."
"There are horses."
"Yes, a pair."
"How much the verstf"
"I cannot give so much: six kopeksr
"Too little but you ran have them.".
In a few minutes the horses were ready
and harnessed to the sledge.
"Where do you come fromr said the land
lord, as i took my pluce in the sludge.
"From Tomsk; 1 am the clerk of the
Messrs. N My master has gone on to
tho fair, and I am very late; ho will be angry;
and if you reach there in time, I will give
you a pourboire."
"The peasant whistled to his bones, and
they set off at full speed. Suddenly the sky
Clouded over, tho snow began to full, the
wind rose; we were in a whirlwind ot light,
fine snow. My peasant lost his way, and
then lost heart, and confessed that be bad
done so. I will not attempt to describe tbe
terrible agony of that night passed in a
sledge, not twelve miles from Ekatertninski
Zovod, iu tbe midst of a tempest of snow.
At last day began to break.
"Let us return to Tarn," I said; "I will en
gage -some one who knows the road, and you
hall be given up to the police for having
made me lose so much time.".
nut by daylight my conductor recovered
tfnself , aud found the road. From that ma.
m'ent he made every effort to make up for
the time already lost, and drove with light
ning speed. But I was not satisfied. What
fugitive ever is eot A horrible thought
haunted me. I remembered the fate of our
poor Col. Wysocki, who, after having been
delayed for a night in the forest by his guide,
was delivered in the morning to the gen
darmes. Was I to be so treated! and I
grasped my poniard. Vain fears! unjust
suspicions! My peasant drove me to an inn,
where I drank some tea and changed horses.
In this way I drove on all through that day
and far into the night, where, at my last
halting place, the village of Soldatskaia, I
was, while drinking tea in a crowded cabaret,
robbed of forty rubles in paper (about eighty
francs) and of the envelope in which they
were contained, which, alas! also contained
a list of the villages through which I had to
pass on my journey to Archangel, and also
One thing sustaiued me in the face of this
terrible loss, aud that was the utter impossi
bility of doing anything but go on. I con
tinued my journey, therefore, and on tbe
third day of my flight fouud myself at the
gates of Irbit, and a thousand kilometers
from Ekateriuinski-Zovod. "Halt! and show
your passport!" exclaimed the guard at tbe
city gate. Fortunately for mo, be added in
a whisper, Givo me ten kopeks, and be off
I hastened to comply with his demand,
and soon after found myself in a crowded
lnu of the poorest class aud among a swarm
of peasants from all parts of Siberia. I an
nounced that I hail left my passport with
the authorities, aud the next morning after
breakfast I slipped out, avowedly to get it
and show it to the landlord, but really for
the purpose of leaving Irbit, whieh I did at
once, and unchallenged, by the northern
gate. During the night, while apparently
asleep, I had reviewed my resources, and had
come to the conclusion that I could no longer
proceed in sledges nor sleep in even the
poorest inns, but must husband to the utmost
the 135 francs which remained. 1 walked
therefore all through the. day, from time to
time munching the frozen "bread and dried
fish which I carried in my bag, and quench
ing my thirst at the holes cut by the peasants
in the ico for the purpose of watering their
cattle. When night began to draw in I re
solved to prepare an Ostiak burrow to
Where tho snow is deep and dry it is not
by any means impossible to sleep warmly in
the very heart of a forest, provided always
that one knows how to prepare an Ostiak
urrow. This is done by hollowing a sort of
horizontal cave in the snow. Into this the
Ostiaks creep, and aftr piling up the snow
at the entrance of tho burrow, so as to ex
clude tho cold air, they lie down and sleep in
perfect security and warmth. I b icceeded per
fectly in preparing my Ostiak l.ed, but I was
imprudent enough to cover myself with the
furred side of my pelisse turned inward, aud
slept so warmly in consequence that the snow
melted at the door of my burrow and let iu
the cold air, so that I awoke at daybreak
with my feet almost frozen, and had to rise
and begin my journey at ouce. It w a ter
rible day. Tbe work of toiling through the
snow was hard enough, but toward noon
rose tho terrible icy wind of Siberia, which
drove in my face with blinding force, and
whirled masses of dry light snow before it.
Still I toiled on. The short day was closing
in when I bad to confess to myself that I
must rest or die. Fortunately I was near a
small solitary hut, and I knocked at the door.
It was at ouce opened by a young woman,
who motioned me to pnter. I saluted her
and her mother in the Russian fashion, and
in reply to tho usual inquiry where I was
going, and '-where tho good Ood was leading
me," I answered that I was a workman from
the government of Tobolsk, and was going
north to tho iron foundries of Bohotsk. Tbe
womau gave mo a hot supper, and I had the
inGnito relief of being able to take off and
dry my clothes. I then stretched myself on
a bench and fell asleep, with an indescrib
able sensation of relief and contentment. I
thought that I had neglected no precaution,
nevertheless the women began to suspect me.
I had four shirts too great luxury for a
Siberian. I was sinking into a deep sleep
when I was awakened by a rude grasp on
my shoulder, and saw myself surrounded by
four peasants, who demanded my passport.
"Aud what right have you to demand my
passport?" I exclaimed, in feigned anger. "Is
one of you a government ofiiccrP
"None of us, it is true, but we are at homo."
"Is that trucf' I asked, turning to tho old
"Yes; they are from this village."
"Well, tiien," I replied, "I will tell you
that my nuuiu is Lavreuti Kouzmine, from
the government of Tobolsk, and that I aw.
going to Bobotsk to seek work."
"Forgive us, little father," responded tho
peasants. "Wo are excusable, you see, for
there aro often escaped convicts about."
Tho rest of the night passed comfortably
and quietly, but the uer.t morning I break
fasted aud bade farewell to the womeu, with
the melancholy certainty of passing my
nights in future in the heart of the forest.
The demand for a passport hud shown m
uow dangerous it was for me to frequent the
haunts of men. For many a night after
ward, therefore, thi Ostiak burrow was my
sole refuge, and I became so accustomed to it
that at close of day I entered tho forest as if
it wero a well known hostelry.
From tho 15th or 10i.h of February to the
first week in April I journeyed northward,
Ou. thrice venturing to seek shelter in a
house. 1 suffered much. The absence of all
civilized comforts, and especially of hot food,
a privatiou more difficult to bear than any
other on such a long, cold journey, almost
brought mo to the grave. Then, too, I had
constantly to struggle against that disposir
tion to sleep which is death in such a case as
It was at Paouda, high up in the Oural
mountains, that 1 slept in a house for the
second time after leaving Irbit. I was pass
ing late nt night through a village, when a
voice from one of the izbas (huts) called out:
"Who goes therer
"Are you going furP
"Oh, very far."
"Well, if you choose, come in and sleep in
"May tho good Ood reward you!" I ex
claimed as I eutered the door. "But shall I
not lie a trouble to youP
"How should you trouble us J We are uot
yet in bed. Come in."
My two good, kind hosts an old peasant
and bis wife gave me a meager supper,
which was to me a feast. In the morning I
Oreakfosted with them, and for my food and
bed they refused any reconqieiistt. As I pre
pared to leave thera the old man said: "A
little Iwyond Paoudo you will find a corps da
garde, who will look at your papers and give
you all information about your journey."
I was, of course, very careful to avoid the
corps de garde, aud journeyed on as before,
buying my provision he iztas during the
day, but sleeping in ti. . Mat at night.
I reached the summit o. ie Oural moun
tains on a clear, calm niirht in March. The
moon was at tbe full, and lit up a landscape
at once magnificent and strange, where
gigantic rocks and trees cast their shadows
on a vast expanse of snow. A silence pro
found and solemn reigned over all. Every
now and then a hard 'metallic rintr was
audible. It was tbe snapping of the stones
caused by the intense cold. A few days
afterward I passed through Solikamsk, and
went on over tho steppe of Petchara toward
Veliki Oustioug. The journey was always
the same, the same vast snow covered plains,
the sumo deep forests, the same icv winds.
and for me always my toilsome march, my
Ostiak burrow, and now and then a lees mea
ger repast iu an izbouebka (a sort of peasant
These izbouchkns worn my Greatest temn-
tation. I dared not think of sleeDiii!r In
them. But a little hot soup! How ardently I
longed to stop aud buy some, and eat it in a
warm room! I could not venture to do this
ofteu, and one night when, after losing my
way in a whirlwind of snow, I found myself
witnoui uroad, and racked by acute pain as
well as hunger, I writhed In my burrow
and prayed for death. When morning broke
I found that I could not walk. After sev
eral attempts I sank unconscious on the snow.
How long I lay there I do not know. I was
aroused by a loud voice. A stranger stood
beside me, who inquired what I was doing in
I answered that I bad lost my way; that I
was from Tchordine, and was making a pil
grimage to the monastery of SoloveUk, but
2at I was dying of hiWer.
"It is not surprising Tin t you should have
lost your way in such a storm," answered the
man. "I do so often, though I am from this
district, and know the iorest well. Now
So saying, he held a bottle to my mouth,
and I drank. It contain -d some excellent
brandy, which revived mo at once, but at
the same time burned so terribly that I fell
on the snow in convulsion. My good friend
soothed me, and gave me'soine bread and
dried fish, which I devot red eagerly. Wt
then sat down at the foot of a tree, and my
companion explained that be was a trapper,
and was now on bis way b me with the game
which he bad caught. He added that he
would remain with me until I felt calmer and
stronger, and would tbeu .conduct me to the
"I thank you with all niy heart. May the
good Ood reward you !"
Eh! for what thenP h answered, kindly.
"We are Christians."
He afterward supported me to tho door of
the izbouclika, where he bode me farewell,
recommending me to God.
An immense relief w as mine as I crossed
tbe threshold of the izbeuchka, but 1 had
scarcely done so when I ft 11 senseless on the
floor. I recovered in half an hour and asked
for some warm soup, but 1 could not swallow
it. I fell asleep ou a bench at midday, and
never stirred for twenty four hours, when I
was wakeued by my host, who was anxious.
Ho was an honest man, ni d his kinduess aud
sympathy redoubled when he learned that I
was making a pious pilgrimage to the mon
astery of Solovetsk. Ho begged me to stay
several days, but I dared not do so, and on
the following morning I resumed my jour
ney. I reached the gates of Veliki-Oustioug
on the 1 1th of April, and thero in my role of
pilgrim lodged in a huml le inn with many
others, all bound for tho monastery of Solo
vetsk. At Veliki-Oustioug we were all obliged
to remain for a month in order to await
the thawing of the Dvina. The mouth
over, I agreed, as did mi.ny other pilgrims,
to row in a lioat going to Archangel. Each
of us received 15 rubles We reached Arch
angel iu a fortnight, and most of my com
panions pressed on to the monastery. I pre
tended fatigue, aud ftr several days I
haunted the quays in the hope of discovering
a French vessel. Alas! uot one was in port,
and ou tho dock of every vessel, Russian and
forelgu, paced a Russian soldier, armed to
the teetlu This precauti u is taken in order
to prevent the escape of exiles by way of
Archangel. After a week passed in this man
ner I became aware that 1 was watched, and
I decided most reluctantly to abandon the
hope which had hitherto sustaiued me, that
of escaping from the poit of Archangel. I,
therefore, iu order to Unarm suspiciea, took
the road to Solovetsk. I had not then de
cided what to do, but la I journeyed on I
came to tho conclusion 1 hat the sa&st plan
would be for me to ma'co the pilgrim jour
ney, as it is called; that s, to go from Solo
vetsk to Onega, and then -a to the shrines of
Novgorod and, Kiow. The pilgrim disguise
had hitherto served me well, aud it contin
ued to do so.
I never reached Solo etsk, but took boat
at Vytegra (opposite Solovetsk) for St.
Petersburg. I with sev.-ral other pilgrims
was engaged to row, ai d as wo were paid
fairly well, I arrived at St. Petersburg with
nearly sixty rubles in m pocket.
I had now come to the most difficult point
of my Bight, which seei led more desperate
t'uauever. Still in my pilgrim disguise, I
took my modest lodging, and was greatly re
lieved when my landlady (a washerwoman)
advised me not to go to tho police office with
my passport, because she would be obliged to
accompany me, aud would, therefore, lose
much precious time.
I left St. Petersburg u the afternoon of
the next day in a boat louiid for Riga, and
theuce walked ou through Courlaud aud
Lithuania, and usscd the Prussian frontier
iu safety. I bad changed my disguise, and
when obliged to explain myself, said that I
was a dealer iu pig skiui. I thus succeeded
without difficulty ot any kind in getting as
far as Koeuigsliurg, but there, on the eve of
my departure for Posen, I was arresied and
imprisoned as "not being able to give an ac
count of myself."
I passed a month in nson. a pny to tor
turing anxiety, and then nothing having
been proved against n.e -I was released and
ordered to quit Knenig;burg immediately.
I had fouud nn opportunity to confess my
identity to a French gentleman living in the
neighborhood, and to his generous assmtance,
and to that of some of tho inhabitants of
Koenigsburg whom he had interested in my
story, I owed tho means of traveling so rap
idly that I soon crossed the French frontier.
On the 22d of Soptcmbe-, eight months after
leaving Ekaterinins'.i-2ovod, I saw before
roe tbe lights of Paris. My desperate flight
was accomplished! Gtd in his mercy had
brought mo to a safe b iven. I write these
lines far from the scorn- of my dreary exile,
far, alas! from the brave compatriots who
suffered with me. Some, I know, are no
longer among tho living , others still languish
in captivity. May Gcd have mercy alike
upon the living and the dead! From the
Polish by Mrs. Launt Thompson, in Harper's
To the Creditor of William Rausw.
Notice is hereby j;iven that William
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By vtrtne of an execution and fee bill No. 6.21S
lulled out of the cU rk'e office of the circuit court
oi kock inland county, and -tste of Illinois, and
to me directed, whereby Ism commanded to make
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tained avaiiiHt Emma F. fctoll in favor of M. F.
Felix out of the land. tenemeDts, itwhIm snd
chattels of the ald defendant, Emma F. Stull, I
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The uth quarter ()ot tbe wect half (4) of the
northeast quarter (')f aec lon ten (10) town
ship izten (10), ramre five iS) went of the fourth
principal meridian, containing twenty (20) acres
more or lens, all in R ick Inland cmntv. mat nt
Illinois. Subject, however, to one morttKe given
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Therefore .according to id command, I shall ex
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H11U ICO ('111
Dated at Rock Island this 2d dv of January, A.
Sheriff of Rock Island county, Illinois.
STATE OF ILLINOIS, t
Rock Island County f
In the Circuit Court In Chancery.
J. B. f nyder va. Jennie CrandslJT Marv Lord,
Ciaus Allen and Walter Crandall Foreclosure,
General No. V.t-iS.
Notice la hcreb- given thst bv virtue of a decrea
of said court, entered in the alsive entitled cause
on the 14th day of September. A. D. 1SS8, 1 shall,
on Saturday the Snd daycf February , A. I). 19
at the hour or 1 o'clock in the afternoon, at the
north door of the conrt hnnA in thm nr 1-
Island, In said county of Rock Island, to satisfy
niu i iiuoiic vciiiiuc. 10 tne uigncst
bidder for cash, thai certain parcel of land, sit
uate In the county of Rock Island and state of 111
inoia. known and AwnrihttA r..iir.irB t-mi. .
The undivided one-ha f of the west one-half of
mi numoer two, (I'l. in block number flvc (5). in
Wood's second addition to the town (now city)
Dated at Rock Island, Illinois, this 2flth day or
hpriimllA. A It lUilll 1 1 L' V II V 1:1' I1TI.'
. ... I.e.. ( 1 V V Ul jn.
Muster in Chancery, Rock Island t o . III.
Wm. A, Meese, Cornell's Sol'lr. ti-d4w
On the lh day of January next, commencing a
the hour of two o'clo- k in the afternoon, the tin
dvrsigned. assignee of William Itatnskill. will offe
ror sale at No. Iiial Second avenue in this citv, ti
the highest bidder for cash in hand, the entir
stock of clothes and penis' furnishing good
which were assigned to me by said Ramskill oi
the 17th tnst. to iwv it..Krd Th. k. .i.
. I J Kvnrun l W milU
ran hf limnprmil hv sr.v nu.t. i nt .....n ...) . . .
place named any day, Sunday excepted, before
the sale between the hours of two an l four o'clock
Rook Island, 111., Dec. 20th. 188H.
UEORUK FOSTER, Assignee.
THE MOLIKE SAVINGS BAXK
(Charted by the Legislature of Illinois.)
MOL1NE, - ILLS.
Open daily from 8 A M. t 8 P. M .. and on Toea
day and Saturday Evtuimts from ? to
Interest allowed on Desposits at the rate
of 3 per Cent, pur Annum.
Deposits received in amounts of
$1 and Upwards.
BECCRITY AND ADVANTAGES.
Tbe private property of the Trustees ia respon
sible to the depositors. The officers are prohibi
ted from borrowing any of its moneys. Minors
aud married women protected by special law.
Officer : 8. W. Wreflock, President ; Johh
Ooon, Vice PresidentsC. V. Ukmenwit, Cashlei.
TRCsTEEe: 8. W. Wheelock, Porter Skinner,
C. W. Lubdell, Nelson Chester. H. W. Candee, C.
T. Grants, A. S. Wright, C. F. Hemnwvy, John
Qood; J. M. Christy, 0. H. Stoddard.
tST'The only chartered Savings Dank in Rock
FIRE, Lli E AND ACCIDENT
J, E. Loosley & Co.,
Insure jice Agents
H Lou. prrmiptly adjnsttid and paid at thit
(Successor of Hayes & Cleaveland.)
Aatnej MtabUahed IBG8.
Office in Bengston'i Block.
J. M. BUFORD,
The old Fire and Time-tried Companies
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAID.
Batea aa low as any reliable 'omnany eaa afford.
Yonr patronage la solicited.
M OfBee in Argoa block.
GOLD MEDAL, PABI3, 1878
Warranted alitulu trlypvr
Cocoa, from which the exovaa of
OU haauern removed. Jthaimorp
than three tin.n Ike strength ot
I'ucoa mixed with 8larch, Arrow
root or 8upar, and la therefore far
mure economical, eotlina leuthnn
one tent a evp. It la delicout,
nouruhlng, strcnfctlienlna;, caaily '
digested, and admirably adapted
tor invalids aa well at for persons
Sold by GroeeraererTwhera.
W. BAKER & CO, Dortelcr.Masi
' C ROYAL I.SBI J J
r if f i ri Hit
av vU r II III fX
A list Af lOOn nAWdnMAa X I . CM,
AND SECTIONS will h nn .k...
To those who want their advertising to pay. we
can offer no better medium for thorough and ef-
ovu.. ni ,11.11 uus riou) ntcuoDiot our os
lkct Local List.
GEO P. HOWELL ft CO.,
Newspaper Advertising Bureau,
10 Spruce street. New Yord.
J. M. BEARDSLEV,
l TTORNE Y AT LAW Office with J. T. Ken
L worthy, 1745 8econdavenae.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Rock Ulauo
V National Bank Bnildlnir. Rock Ulnnri i n
ATTORNEY AT LAW-Offlce In Post Office
blOCk. Jnly n
E. W. HUUST.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Office in M MMnn 1 r Tumnla Klnw n
land NaJonal Bank. Rock I aland. 111.
t, f. tWEBITBT. O. Ifc ftun,
sweexet & walker.
TTORNE Y8 AND COUNSELLORS AT LAVt
iLOfflce in Bengston'a block, R.ck Island, HI.
ATTORNEY AT LAW Loam money on gou.
ilaecnrtty, make . collect!. .ns. Reference. Mitch
eU i,ynde, bankers. Office ia Poatome block.
ST. LUKE'S COTTAGE HOSPITAL.
OS THIRD AVENUE, between Tenth and
Eleventh street.. feD 14-tf
J. E. LOOSLEY & CO..
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENTS, Second
avenue, next to Mclntire Bros., store.
Wanted energeticmen with
' some capital to establish a branch of a ante.
legitimate business in every city.
ciun.u rnuur uuok tu, Philadelphia.
ANTED RELIABLE ENERGET
IC man to handle fast sellinir snfri.lil.-
ary from start; apply at onre if wih position.
. L. P. THURSTON & CO.,
19 lt Empire Nurseries, Rochester, N. Y.
MVI'ED-WAX-To take the agency of our
... B"f,'s: "'wanttim inrbni; weusht 500 lbs
IVlF" "I0S l-roporiTon. A rare
chance and permanent business TheHe safes meet
a demand never before supplied bv -ther tiaTe
rooi. ALfiii. MiK CO.. Cincinnati. Ohio.
A MAN TO ACT AS
No experience necefsary; ier-
manmit position guaranteed; salary and expenses
iniuime Binrij many iai-seiiing specialties; ra
cilities unsurpassed. Addre-
jan4-lm Nurser. men, Chicago, 111.
A GENTS WANTED FOR TIIE UNI
ver!al Oil Healer and Burner. The house
keeper's delight. Cooks a meil or heats a room
at a cost of Scenls per hour. Nothing like it ever
Invent, d. At.-entH are making liiif munev.
af sight. Addre?s LXIYEUSAL MK'tJ. CO.
84 Market Street, Chicago, 111.
AGENTS WANTED FOR A WATCH
1 ip-nj um aiuii n.r frt. in pay men in
of $1.00 per week. Wanted n atrcnt at once iu
W.L- j,n1 1 , a. a. i.
uu. a n in pnj jii'iil tJHll anil HlKKt
th agent a present of a Uold Wntrh. Addre-a
for full particular. C. II. STOOD KT,
4) Wabah Ave ue, Cliicatro.
J. A. GENUNG,
The popular and reliable Grocer,
Cor. Eighth St. ami Third Ave.,
will sell you
as cheap as they ran be sold.
He pays the highest market price for
and always has a nine stork on
A. D. HUESING
Represents, atnone other time-tried and well-
nown r ire insurance Companies, the following:
Royal Insurance Company, of England
Wescuester Fire Ins. Co., of N. Y.
Buffalo German Ins Co . Buffalo. N. Y,
Rocheeter German Ins. Co. Roch'r N Y
German Fire Ins. Co.. of Peoria, 111.
Citizens Ins. Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Exchange Fire Ins. Co., of New York.
Office No. 1608. Second Ave..
ROCK ISLAND!. LL.
Patent, Cast and Wrought
Cheapest Fence in the world for resi
dence and lots.
Made any height desired.
. J. E. DOWNING, ;
Successor to Geo. Downing, Jr., '
OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS-
Promptly and oeatlv executed by the Aaeua Job
. CarSpecW attention paid to Commercial work
THE TRAVELERS GUIDE.
Chicago, Rocr Island & Pacific
TrMn$ Leave for Chicago.
raaaengej. 6 5Sam
Arrive from Chicago.
Passenger .. ., 4:45 am
D 6:40 am
Passenger 8:6 p m
8:15 p m
Day Express and Mail 5:45 m lj:40pra
Night Express and Mail 7:45 pm 8:36 am
Day Express 4:45 am 7:40 am
Express Fast 8:15 pm 11:40 pm
Council Bluff i.
Dav Express and M all 4 :50 a m 11:41pm
Atlantic Passenger 8 :55 a m 5 :0 p m
Night Express 6:35 pm 7:20 am
Depot, Moline Avenue.
J. F. COOK, Agent. Bnrk Island.
CJaiCAGO, Burlington & Qtjinct.
8t. Louis Express.,
tt Louis K i press.
8:10 p. .a
8:50 p. a
8:00 a. ma
8:20 p. M.6
6:65 P. at. 6
ou raui Express w .
H .Pul Expna 7:Wr. n o
Beardstown Passenger.. 4:00 p. m.6
Way Fret' ht (Monm'th)
Way Freight (Bterlinc) 9:00. m.b
Sterling Passenger 8:10 a.m. 6
auBiir. o vBiiy ex nnnaay.
M. J. TO0NO, Agent.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul.
BACIKX AND S. W. DIVISION.
, Departs. Arrive.
Mail and Express, 6:45 a m 8 4) pm
St. Panl Erpr ss. 8 :00 p m 11 :35 a m
st.AAccom i:(K)pm 10:10 am
Ft. ft Ac com f.SOam 8:10pm
E. D. W. HOLMES. Agent.
I RJTrrtirM rwtm
FAST M AIL TRAIN with Vestibnled trains be
tween Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Minne
apolis. TRA-8-CONTINFNTAL ROITE between Chi
cago, council BluS-, Omaha and the Pacific
GREAT NATIONAL KOCTR between Chicago
Kansas City and St. Joseph, Mo.
5700 MILES OF ROAD rcachlna all principal
i-uinu) iu iiiiuois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, lowa,
Missouri and Dakota.
For mans, time thle. ffl tpf fit na ua a tra n 4
freight, etc , apply to the nere-t atat'.on agent
of the Chicago. Milwaukee & 8 . Panl Railway, or
to any railroad agent anywhere in the world.
R08WELL MILLEk. a. V. H. CARPENTER,
General Manager. enaPass.& 1. Agt.
To' information in reference to Lands and
Sowns owned by by the Chicago. Milwaukee &
t-t. Paul Kr.ilwav C mnanv. writp to H 41 u.
gen. Land commissioner Milwaukee. Wisconsin.
And Erie Railways;
In conjunction, operate daily, fast.
solid trains to the Seaboard.
You may travel in Palatial, Pullman,
Buffet Sleeping cars, tr by luxuriou
Pullman-built day coaches and save
if 1 TO to New York. Buffalo and Niaga
r Falls; 2 50 to Albany and Troy, and
$3 CHI to Boston and New England cities.
No rival lines offers the advantages
of a system of through first and second
cla? riay coaches, Cnicato to New York.
It is the only line operating Pullman
cars to Boston and New England via
It is the only direct through car line
to Lake Chautauqua. Eight hours in
advance of competing lines.
For detailed information, tickets,
reservations in Pullman cars, and through
baggage checks, apply to your local tick
et agent, or to ticket agencies of all con
necting line of railway.
Cuicaeo City Ticket offices, 105
South Clark street. Grand Pacific Hotel,
Taimer House, and Dearborn Station.
F. C. DONALD,
General Passenger Agent.
T. W. BURROWS. Superintendent.
Mobile & Ohio R. R.
Is cow offering for sale in tracts to
fcuit purchasers over
Suitable for Farming. Giirdeniog, Stock
Raising and Lumbering.
For particulars address or apply to
Land and Development Co.,
Or anv of the following named represen
tatives of the MOBILE & OHIO Rail
P. E. CHAPMAN, Gnrral Agent. Chicago, 111.
M. P. COOK, Trav. Pass. Agt. flint, M leu
E. K. POSEY, Trav. Pasa. Agt. 106 North 4th
Street, St, Mo.
J N. EBERLt, Land and Immigration Agent.
10 North 4th Street. St.. Lonia, Mo.
4. L. O. PHAKLTUN, Uen'l Pa. Agent. Mo
fWhen writing mention the A'on.
kunrtvri'd Traov MarV . ismT
The a; n.usct, Clu'ui -I
.-v, tu ran ratten
ing fi,r Leather i.i
Rutiber BeltliiK. Be-
and rtnor fmltatinna
this (radx atari t pic-
tvreou the paokaica.
gatwnted July M. lwa.
more all pintles, ! reek lo aud dihcoluratioiu. For
Mtl by U ttivt-oiasa drugvUu. ur nuui4t for fit
In atanipa by
i r vtia-ds: ii i
IK tU c?
J. B DIMMER,
No. 1810 Second avenue, is receiving dally his stock ol
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES ARE LOW.
Mew Elm Seet Qrccerj
DANQTJARD & BROWNER
KLOXTR AJNTD FEED
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.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER 1
for a fine Mice Port n it i!. fiatl ,., suitable for a Holiday Present. ina.U-
-AT THE i'HOTOGRAPHIC STDDIO,-
Call ami t-samit our work and judge for yourself. ' Secure a sitting early and
avail yourself of this oppoitunity.
HAKEL1ER, Proprietor and Artist,
fco. 172-2, Second are., Gay ford's old studio, over McCabe's.
A FIRST-CLASS LUNCH ROOM
OPEN" ALL jSTIGHT,
No. 1808 Second Ave.,
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.
GEO. SAVADGE, Proprietor.
Second Avenue, . . Opp. Harper House.
ifM '.,al'1, oa toto Kbct faallac la .Terr retpt tke 1m
dispensed mt tbu MtabliahaieBt Is la kMplag with tta mail I improvement.
A olerui In acta eerred eery mornte. All knU of fUdwtGke
J. M. OHEI8TY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
ABurACTomsB or gbacxjuu ako Biscirts.
A your Grocer for them. They are beat.
VSpectalttaa: TbeCbristj "OTITIK" aad taa Oadaty "WAF1X"
' ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Sterling Silver and Plated Ware,
Jewel ery, Clocks
Gold-Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second . venue.
COMPLETE IN ALL
ftVf catalogue address
J. O. DU1ICACT,
Dimupf t, Iowa.
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