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THE HOCK ISLAND I ARGUS, TUESDAY. OCTOBER 15. Ib89.
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TIIE FinSTJVATCH MADE.
IT WAS ABOUT A3 LARGE A3 AN
ORDINARY DINNER PLATE.
i mt thm T.mtXj th Wtk-
aakwra ArS I"""'"" ,ft Klaga.
Tb Famous Tlmsplss WhtoH Mary
Qatn of fsrois ld.
H urvtiiburx, Bavaria. tb European cradla
of Inveatioo. claims lh dignifta! honor of
bain th birthiilw of tin individual in
whoa, fertlla lrlu tl "lanim," or "porks
dork," iwolvwi as a thing of fancy long be
for.lt bemine a Biatrial object of beauty
Tba first wth w curiosity that oould
havfewsri in at twt two different llghta.
Ita sriMernsss of wlwls waa an everlasting
source of wonilr and anwaMnant, while its
MM wan aunrtliiiiK awful to rouUmplate;
some of th lint niiwuraa aa much aa nine
Inobs in dialler, or about the ataaof aootn
moo dinner plate.
Think of carrying lwh a thing in a pocket
. whlrta the old Nureiiiburgeremiraly did, for
they railed thein "rket clocks"
Ureat slse wan alpailutely neremary, both
on aveount of the maker'. Inability to con
struct anythitiK of Intricate or delk-ata work-
manabip and from toe fact that weigbta
were usisd uvteai of sprlnga.
It waa in U7T that th. ok! cbvkmakar of
Nuramhurg fliitaliisl the first of his wonder
ful "porket chirks," after twenty-two month.
of aimoat csasslisa laoor.
Within envsiitv or eighty year. after the In
ration of the "porkeulook" it. n. had sprsavl
to Knitland; but, of course, the) carrying of
such oddittm bail not become gennral. In the
account, of Edward I, of England, we And
mention of the pix k.it timepiece, and also
th. Brat recorded instance of the use of the
word "wst.'h." The aooount, which bears
date of IVU, say that ha "had one larum
or waU'h of Imo, the rase being likewise of
iron gilt, with two plummet, of lead."
The writer of the account goe. on to say
that it was of the Hnwt possible workman
ship; that It bail an "arm" which pointed to
figures on a brass dml; that one winding
every firs hours was all that It required to
"keep it going finely, and lastly that It was
only six tin-bee in diameter, "being on that
aooount quire neat ami handy." The "arm"
mentioned was, without doubt, th. llttl.
pointer known nowadays as the hand; but
not. the fact that It had bat one, and that it
nail to ha wound firs time, in twenty-tour
noun In order to keep It "going finely. "
nans u icaics.
Pur mre than two handrail years after
watches hail become a part and parcel of the
royal paraphernalia they were such rarities
and the price, war. so fabulous that few
ould afford M'h Inxurwa. Before the watch
making art bail pawed the first century
mile post designer! and constructor, of oddly
shaped timepieces had become quite numer
ous. In l.vni, when the Widow Diana, of
Picer, waa the rntxtreas of Henry II. of
Franca, she waa presented by the courtier.
with a remarkable collection of curiously
shaped ami strangely designed watchea. Una
of these. In shape of a coffin, would only ran
when standing on the small and or fuut
of its ghastly looking case. The crys
tal, which corresponded with th. fac
plat of a cotnn, opened directly over a
-ughnaOj dath head watch face, upon th.
I.iit cheeks, forehead and chin of which
were painted the numerals Indicating the
hour or I he day.
Into the empty eycanrketa one could gaw
like luto the well, of despair and see the
twisting, writhing motiou of the w basis. A
poet protruded from th. flesh leas naee to
which was attached an arm or band. A. if
to add to the general horror of the whole
machine, the grinning teeth slowly opened
five minutes before the end of each hour and
chaed with the opening of the hour following.
Lugubrious style, mo to have been the
fashion of the day, her entire collection be
ing Cixnpriesd of watobea in such alia pea as
hulls, colons, .to. Besides being fashioned
into various uncanny shapes, niany of the
collection ware provided with panoramic
view, of hell, a la Dante's "Inferno." Col
lecting watches was not confined to royalty
of continental Europe alone, but waa also a
great fad among the aristocracy of th. Brit-
MKI A HeTLU
In 1.V7 Mary Queen of 8cota presented her
maid, Mary Letoun. with the famous "Me
mento Mori," a silver watch of rare work
manship, shaped like a skull. This famous
relic Is still iu eiwMnca and waa ou exhibi
bltlnn at the Petemlmrough (England) exhi
bition, which was hold in memory of the
three hundredth anniversary of the execu
tion and burial of Mary. A description of
the reive can beat be given la the language
of one of the ninny letter writer, who saw It
upon the occasion mentioned.
"Th. watch." anys the writer, "has a silver
casing in form of a skull, which separates at
the jaws so as to expose th. dial, which t.
alau of silver, occtipyinu about the position of
the palate, and is fixed in a golden circle with
the hours In Itonian letters. The movement
appropriately occupies the place of the brains,
but is inclosed in a hell, tilling the hollow of
the skull, which bell is struck l,v f.u.-ne
to sound the hours. Tieaetahighirn--
. .. .L i-PTravlngs. showing- on tU-
"VJkuIl, iJvath, standing between a
c"ttgyTiid a palitce; in the rear la Tim., de-
xuriug all things; on on. side of the upper
part o( the skull are Adum and Ev. in th.
Garden of Edxn, with th. serpent tempting
Eve; on the opposite side the scenes of toe
crucifixion are represent 1. Inside the plat
or lid is the holy family In bm aMtbta. with
the Infant Jams In U manger and angiils adr
mhustartng to him. In tn. distance are th.
shepherd with their fl'K'ks, tc.n The case
and works are amid to be in aa good repair
now as thny were :HJ0 years ago, when th.
Queen of Mcots placed it in the bands of her
favorite of the four Marys who were her
maids of honor.
Toe Invention of the watch dates but 110
yaart before the death of the Que.o of HcoU,
f'sr ber colloctioti contained many rare exam
ples of the Jeweler skill. Hhe bad watches
In th. lids of her snuff and perfume boxes, in
the pommels of her saddles. In th. heads of
hair pins and In various other unlooked for
Charles V, after his retirement from th.
throne to a monastery, became a watch col
lector and spent a great deal of his time in
Vain attempts to make bis watches correspond
with each other in the matter of timekeeping.
A monk who had eutcred the cell of Char lea
to pay him a friendly visit accidentally apset
the table upon which the collection was ar
ranged, whereupon Charles cried with de
light: "Aha! you have accomplished that
which I have spent years trying. You hav.
madethemall go tnKthr. John M. Wright
In be Louis llepuiiiia.
tutting o aa Act.
There is a story told of th. late IL J.
Byron, on the flrst night of one of bis come
deswhich was gmng rather slowly. Th.
(ceneryof oneai'tdid not fit, and during
long wait the voice of the carpenter waa
beard In he house. "What are tbey doing I"
,ssid a friend, and Byron, who was sad and
' rry listener In the alalia, replied: "Cutting
t th. third ait, I suppose." Exchange,
Ills Way nt rutting It.
"Do you know what an oath ta. my chlldr
"Tes, sir; lam obhed to tall the truth."
"And If you si warn tell the truth wb.re will
you go to when you dlef "Up to heaven,
sir." "And what will become of you if yon
fell liesf" "I shall go down to the naughty
place, sir " "Are you quit. ir.of tbatT
"Yes, sir; quite sure." "Let her be sworn.
It is quite clor she knTWs a great deal mora
about U than I do." A wltueaa otic, said to
him: "My lord, yon may believe me or not,
but I have told the truth and I bav. been
wadiM to truth from my Infancy." "Tea,
air," mid Maul, "but tie questvMi is bow
long you hav. he,.0 a widower." Mr. Her
Sent Kobinson In Bench and liar.
Thmaehl II vt ee a Turtle.
It was related by a rm1 Confederate sol
dier that on bis return from Virginia iu 180S
ha hrought a biscuit with him which some
bad given him on the way. When he ar
rived at home be gv. the children the bls
cult and sent them to piny while he talked
to their mother. Pretty soon he wanted to
mm the children again, and, going to the door
wm surprised to see tueui putting live coal,
of Ore on it.
"What on earth do yon mean, boysr
"Oh, pa, we are going to make th. darned
thing poke ita bead out." Valadosta IUa.1
Borace Smith, adverting to the way In
which a falsa conservatism charge, the re
former of morals and of society with setting
the country In a blase, is reminded of th in
cendiary who, to avoid detection, turned
round and collared th foreman of the en
glue, exclaiming: "lIa,fllow hav. I caught
youj,.Thia is also rascal who is first and forw
tCost at every fire. Beiae him I aaisa him I" '
CWrgymaa in RepuUUa.
IF 1 HAD THE TIME.
If I had the time to find a pines
And sit me down full face to face
With my better self, that stands so show
la my daily life that rushes so;
It might be then I would see my soul
Waa stumbling; still sowsrd the shining goal
I might be nerved by th. thought aubilma.
If I had th. timet
It I had taw Urns to let my heart
Bpeak out and lake la my Ufa a pert,
To look shout sod stretch a hand
To a comrade quartered on no luck lead;
Ah,Oodl If I mlirht but Just sit still
And hear the note of the whlppoorwdl,
1 thiuk that my wlah with Uod would rhyme
If I had the time I
If I had the time to learn from you
How much for comfort my word could do;
And I told you then of my sudden will
To kiss your fmt when I did you III
If the tears slau-k of the bravado
Could force their way and let you know
Brothers, the souls of us all would chime
If we had the time.
The Klertrlral riant of India.
There bns been discoveriMl in the forest, of
India a strange plant which possesses to a
very high degree astoiiiidiiug magnetic power.
The bnud which breaks a leaf from It receive.
Iminedintely a shock euutU to that which la
produced by the conductor of an induction
coil. At a distance of six meters a magnetic
needle is affected by it, and it will be quit
deranged if brought near. The energy of
tills singular tiilliienca varies with the hour
of the day. All owerful atout 3 o'clock In
the afternoon, it Is auuulled during the
At times of storm its intensity augment,
to striking proportions. During rain the
plant seems to succumb and bends Its bead
duriug a thunder shower; it remains there
without force or virtue, even if one should
shelter it with an umbrella. No shock is felt
at that time in breaking the leaves, and the
needle Is unaffected beside it.
Onn never by any chance am a bird or In
sect alight on the electric plant; an Instinct
seems to warn them that they would Hnd
sudden death. It is also important to remark
that where It grows none of the magnet io
metals are found; neither iron, nor cobalt,
nor nickel, au undeuinble proof that the elec
tric force tvlougs exclusively to the plant.
Light and heat, phoHnhorearenca, magnetism,
electricity, how many mysteries and botani
cat problems disK this wondrous Indian plant
conceal within iu lenf and flowerf Nature.
feed Her aeepter for a CI ah.
Actors nowadays have on notion whateves
of the mental activity needed by those who
made an Indifferent living at the calling a
quarter of a century ago. Then the study of
a part a week was a mere nothing. John
Webster was telling the story the other day
of havlug to study Archibald Carlvle In
"East Lynne," the Prince of Wales in"Hunry
VI," and some terrific, loug blank verse part
In "Mary Stuart." all in two days and a half,
and be got through all riiiht but the "Mary
Stuart part, when be stuck in a long descrip
tion of all the attributes of the palace of
He came to th. sentence, "Oh. it was sub
lime)" He kept reienting "sublime" eight
or ten tunes, getting redder in the face at
each Iteration, uutil the only end that sug
gested Itself was, "Oh, It was sublime to the
Mary Ula.Utane was the star, and threw
her (cepter at hi bead for killiug her best
mcmam, aud want down tn the footligbt. and
maiie a speech to the audience about the
"duffers" that Ben liehar bad sect to support
her in Mobile. Poor Webster, who had two
cramming at these parts for three days, ild
not get any sympathy at all. New York
rnssy and lbs Kst.
A rat ami cat mar be seen plavinc together
almost any day at a livery smbie in this city,
ays a Umisville letter. The cat la a big
black Tom. with long whiskers, short tail and
yellow eyes. The rat is a sleek and fat speci
men of th. genus rodent, and has a cunning
but prosperous and contented look. Thecal
Is fierceness and savagery itself, and bear,
the scars of innumerable battle., not alone
with rats ami other felines, but with dogs as
well, and he has never been whipped and
never been known to decline a fight. The
rat was caught in a wire trap one night last
week. He was so uncommonly large, and
looked so ugly as he stood up on his hind leg.
and rattled he wires of his cage, that his cap
tors resolved to have some sport with him
and Tom. Th. cat and b. were accordingly
taken over to a neighlioring sntoon, the doors
closed, boles stopped up, aud a select few
gathered to witness the tight.
When the rat was turned loose from th.
cag. Tom was ready and pounced upon bun
Inetanter. To the surprise of all, however,
be did not hurt him. His claw were sheathed
and ha plainly invited a romp. The rat did
not understand his advances nt first, but was
non reassured, and would finally run from
the men to the cat for protection. In a snort
tuna they became fast friends. They now
play together, and seem to understand each
other imrfertly. The rat climbs all over
Tom's back, pulls his ears and tail and treats
his big friend with the utmost freedom. Both
spend the greater part of their time under
th. stove in the stable ofllce, and large num
ber, of visitor go there to witness th. un
uaualfrtondnhlp between surh natural ana
mles. NeJ"rk Commercial Advertiser.
Drunkards "H red.
A well known man, who has recall tly been
tn Norway, describes, in an lnterestine man
ner, the treatment of drunkenness there. It
appears thai rirunkartta are treated as crim
inals, ia this sense, tun the inordinate love
of alcohol renders them liable to imprison
ment, and while iu confinement thny are
cured of the propensity on a plan which, al
though slmplo, is said to produce marvelous
result.. From the day the continued druuk
ard is imprisoned no other nourishment is
served tn him or her but bread and wine.
The bread, however, it should tw said, cannot
be eaten apart from the wine, but Is steeped
in a bowl of It and left to soak thus an hour
or more befer. the meal is served to the de
linquent. The first dsy the habitual toper
takes his food lo this shape without tb.
slightest repugnance; the second day be find,
it leas agreeable to his palate, and very quick
ly be evince, a positive avemuu to K. Gen
erally, the doctor states, eight or ten day. of
this regimen is more than sufficient to make
A man loathe the very light of wine, and even
refuse the prison dish set before him. This
manner of curing drunken habits is said to
succeed aimoat without exception, and men
or women who have undergone th. treat
ment, not only rarely return to their avll
ways, but from sheer disgust they frequently
become total abstainers afterward. Boston
Couldn't lieeelve Him.
Speaking of custom house oath, some one
recalls th. story told of Charlea Phillip., a
clever London criminal lawyer of Irish de
scant, shrewd in dealing with facta and sue
cesaful with Juries, who became a Judge In an
Insolvent court, that when be bail detected a
witness kissing his thumb instead of the Tes
tament, on taking the oeth, a practice) then
common among certain quasi-rellgiou. peo
ple who fancied that fills, swearing in this
world, nmler such circumstances, would not
prejudice them In the next, he said to toe
witness, af tr rebuking him, "You may think
lo denav. Uod, sir, but you won't deeava
me. "Boat-hi Transcript.
Buried treasure Is sometimes found la
Maine, even though Capt. Kidd's deposit
elude the searcher. A Hmlthfleld man, while
digging worms for bait, recently, unearthed
silver teaspoon that bad been lost for over
thirty-two years, and a Bath woman has Just
recovered a silver spoon lost twenty year,
ago, It having come to light during the pro
cess of tearing down an old bouse. Lswiston
Tea 1a Fraac.
Tea ia so UttJse an articl. of necessity la
Franca that tba total consumption in 18e
for 88,000.000 of Inhabitants was only a littk
over t.OUO.OOO pounds, tba greater part of
which was probably consumed by English,
American aud Russian visitor and resideiita.
The average per bead of th population was
tnif grammes, or less than half aa ounce.
Tim use of tea. Instead of increasing, i di
minishing, as tba average per bead waa 14)
s-rararoea in 18S6 and 1887. Coffee, oa the
other band. Increases la favor, and the con
sumption has more than quadrupled since
ItMl. end nearly doubled atnee ItML It
reached Ita maximum of 130,000,000 pound.
In law, and was 134,000,000 pound, or more
than 8 pound per bead, in 1888. Once a
FreddieOh, auntiel Suchathlugl Pass
ing that big pond down the road I saw over
hundred Pole all in the water.
Auntie Poor, persecuted peoplal Old tbey
Freddie No; I think not. Ton sea, tlssy
were tadpoles. PUtaburs; Bulletin- .
POINTS FOR THE DAIRY.
Opinion. Exp re sard at a Meeting of Matt
At a meeting of dairymen in Jefferson
county, N. Y-, E. S. Munaon, of Delaware
county, expressed the opinion that cold
water settingof milk is the beet, Cream
should be kept cold until veady for
churning, then warmed all together,
churned at a temperature of C2 dogs. lie
thought one ounce of salt to one pound
of butter was about the right proportion,
although he allowed that the amount of
salt used in butter was strictly a matter
of taste. The butter churned weighed
10) pounds, making 19 pounds of milk
necessary to produce one pound of but
ter, ("renin stored in cans or pails should
be mixed or stirred thoroughly at least
six times every twenty-four hours.
A member from Richmond, N. Y.,
with several years' experience in silos
and ensilage is an enthusiast on the sub
ject. His dairy of fifty cows yields one
pound of Ixitter fur every fourteen
pounds of milk, and all the butter he
produced last winter sold at an average
of forty -one cents x-r pound. So much
A dairyman from I'tica siKike in favor
of a judicious system of feeding ensilage.
He said the best corn for ensilage is the
corn that will ripen best. He tilled his
silos with uncut sweet corn, and prefer
red that touny other. During last Janu
ary and February It cost him eleven cents
a head pit day to feed his cows on ensi
lage. In answer to an inquiry Professor
Cooke said that white caps or white
specks in butter were caused by the
cream drying on the edge of the cream
jar or pail, also by over sourness of the
ituMurage for Colts and Cattle.
It is important that pasturage lie prop
erly chosen, especially for growing colts.
If this is on very rich land, or watery,
the grass will Im too rank for the growth
f fine, strong bones and firm, enJuring
muscle. Colts grown up on such will be
pretty sure to be wanting in spirit, lie
slow of movement and deficient in wind;
so much so that when in harness, if
put up to a moderately fast pace which
can only be done by a repeated applica
tion of the whin they breathe painful
ly, sweat intolerably and soon tire. The
best pasture ground for colts is such as is
veil drained or naturally rather dry, and
if it abounds with scattered rocks a fixt
or more in diameter, these are not ob
jectionable, but small stones are. for the
colts in running about are liable to
strike on them to the injury of their
hoofs, while they avoid the larger ones
and rocks In their exercise.
The grass on such lands is sweet and
tender, highly relished by the colts and
very nutritious. Growing up on such,
especially if limited to it, the feet and
tegs and the bones of tlio whole body be
come extra strong, more like ivory than
common bone grown on quite succulent
pasture. For cattle the pasture need not
lie so select in quality, for they will do
well on wet meadows when the water is
generally a little below the surface of
the soil, only occasionally overflowing
for a few hours and then drying off
A Long Lived Fence.
An Ohio correspondent writing in the
World says: "More than fifty years ago
my father made a hoard fence, inclosing
the house, lot and garden, that remained
in its place until last year, with scarcely
any repairs or care other than that it
was painted as a protection from decay.
The secret of the longevity of the posts
consists in the fact that the ends of the
posts rested on flat stones with an iron
pin fastened in the stone with lead and
projecting up into a hole bored in the
foot of the posts. These were further
steadied and supported by a small iron
rod entering the side of each post about
one foot above the stone and bent so that
the other end of the rod was fastened
into the atone with lead as a brace aud
support. Last year the same posts,
which still remained sound, were used
again as posts for a new fence of wire
Don't throw soft feed on the ground,
where half of it will be wasted, and then
complain because "it cost so much for
feed for those hens."
The proper feeding of calves is a ques
tion that should be carefully studied.
Judging from results, very few do so.
Cold milk should never be fed. To make
up for the butter taken out of the milk
in the shape of cream, some supplement
ary feed should be given with the skim
milk. Linseed, oil cuke, cotton seed
meal, bran, oats and eas are all good.
Experiments hvrv uros1 d-a-t, a I'Tuii"
flower seed" are irresistible liait for rats.
Put the 4eeda in trapsand try this method
in your ijU.ry houao if you are troubled
with the roudhts..
Provide a place of shelter for fowls
where they can be kept dry during hard
Parsnips are very nutritions, and in
the islands of Jersey and Guernsey are
considered excellent roots for dairy cows
and are extensively grown for that pur
pose. Shut the young turkeys in at night and
do not let them out ou wet mornings till
the grass has dried oil. Give them water
in shallow vessels. "Don't let the little
turkeys got their backs wet till they are
feathered'' is a good rule.
The Wyandotte fowls are highly prized
as winter layers.
Chickens, esmcially of the larger
breeds, should never be allowed to perch
until they are fully six months old, or
the breastbone will be liuhle to become
crooked. There is no cure for it, and if
ia a disqualification everywhere.
Dame Nature plants her plums ia
thickets. The "plum thicket" is a fa
miliar childhood phrase. Therefore an
Illinois horticulturist argues that plum
trees should never be planted singly, but
will do best In clumps, including differ
ent varieties that will aid each other In
The Mudeety That Pave.
An advertisement appeared in The Star
calling for a first class man to assume charge
of the advertising department of a daily
paper. Tba ad. was signed "Hustler." Yes
terday I met the gentletuau on Wall street
who inserted the advertisement. He Mopped
me ami said: "I hav. something rather novel
to show you." He thrust his band Into bis
pocket aud drew forth several letters, which
he said were culled from eighty answers.
One of them I give below as a sample of the
luudesty of the New York advertising agent:
8ia I would respectfully Inquire what you hav.
lo offeraltrst class man; one who takes water
from nobody when tt comes to getung "ads." I
ama bora buonier, have and makea guod "froot"
Oot the nerve of aliuaaad never take no for an
answer. If II was not for any modesty I would
say that I am dismpioe of chamulona, but I must
leave that for others to say. Now, you may think
lam toe modest fur th. position you offer, but
dont let that worry yon. It', a mistake I will
say If you grant me a personal interview that will
settle st; we will do business tofrether. Your,
truly. Cou T W .
Upon receipt of the above the gentleman
Immediately penned the following:
OoL T W :
I have for many wnery year, been looking for a
iimiest aw to run the advertising department of
this paper. I thlak I have found him la you.
Lfrop In and see ms at your eoavenleaoe.
Tours. K. M. B .
"Wen," aaid the gentleman, after 1 bad
read both letters, "be called, and his appear
ance waa In keeping with tne tone of hia let
ter. Be bad the good 'front.' aud his cheek
would bav. made a bronze lmags blush. I
engaged him on the spot, and guaranteed him
40 a week."
That' th sort of modesty that pays in this
busy world. .New York Star.
1 like my wife to use Pozzonl Coma
plexlon Powders because it Improves her
looks ana ta a fragrant as violets
Roms for rent Enquire of C. C.
A. D. Huesiog, real estate and insur
anc agent. Ofllce No. 1808 Second ave
nue, Rock Island.
Tl e Crown dining hall. No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish you
the lst meal in the city for 25 cents.
Buy Mercer county coal of E. B. Mc
Eon a at bit new coal - yard corner of
Fifteenth street and First avenne.
Sugar cured bams, eleven-and-a half
centi i, shoulders 6J cents, and twelve
pouid of lord for fl, at Schroeder's
marl et, on Twentieth street.
V ry cheap loans by the Rock Island
Bull ling association, Tuesday evening,
Oct. 15, 1889. Premiums from 18 to 20
per rent. E. H. Guver. Bee.
Ti e Rodman homestead. In Mrs. Rod
man addition, with one and a half
acre of land, is offered for sale or rent
at a great bargain. Terms to suit pur
chaser. For particulars enquire of J.
M. Iiuford, real estate agent.
Ti t Royal Insurance company, of Eng
land, has the largest surplus of any Ore
insii-ance company in the world. A. D.
Hue ling, agent, office No. 1(08 Second
avenue, Kock Island.
ft 0,000 to loan on real estate security,
in si ms of 300 and upward, at lowest
curn-nt rates of interest, without com
mission. E. W. llurst. Attorney at
law, Rock Island.
od.ra Houses For 1.1.
On monthly installments by Guyer &
Berth Babeoek. Dentists
No, 1724 Second avenue. Special aiten
tion paid to saving the natural teeth and
inserting teeth without plates.
Fourteen dry lots on four years time,
with si i percent per annum, to any one
wisl lng to build this summer.
To th. Watch Tow.r.
Curs run to Black Hawk's Watch
Tomer every thirty minutes on Sunday
afternoons and holidays, and social
trails to accommodate picnic parties.
Telephone to the street car barn to cum
plet arrangements for special trains,
orety oa Bonds.
Tiose who are required to give bonds
in p ositions of trust, and who desire to
avoid asking friends to become their
sure ties, or who may wish to relieve
friends from further obfigations as bonds
mar, should apply to the agent of the
American Surety Co., of New York.
General Insurance Agent,
Rock Island, 111.
Tne Union Pacific railwsy, "The Over
land Route." has equipped its trains with
dining cars of the latest pattern, and on
and after August 18th the patrons of its
fast trains between Council Bluffs and
Derver, and between Council Bluffs and
Por land. Ore., will be provided with
deiiious meals, the best the market af
fords, perfectly served, at 75 cents each.
Pullman's Palace Car Co. will have charge
of the service on these cars.
Tfle nights are getting longer, bot the
you lg man who occupies half of a parlor
chair with bis girl every evening doesn't
real ze it,
ADVICS TO aoTBKKS.
Are you disturbed at night and broken
of y nir rest by a sick child suffering and
cryi lg with pain of cutting teeth? If so,
senr at once and get a bottle of Mrs.
Wir slow' Soothing Syrup for children
teetiing. Its value is incalculable.
It v. ill relieve the poor little sufferer im
mediately. Depend upon it mothers,
there is no mistake about it. It cures
dysi ntery, diarrhoea, regulates the stom
ach and bowels, cures wind colic, soft
ens :he pints, reduces inflammation, and
givts tone and energy to the whole sys
tem Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
for Children Teething is pleasant to' the
tost), and is the prescription of one of
the ildcst and best female nurses and pby.
iciiins in the United States, and is fm
sale by all druggist throughout the
world. Price 85 cents per bottle.
Twenty-two pumpkins growing on one
vim , and nearly all of them as large aa a
halt-bushel measure, waa a sight lately
seer on a farm in Cherokee county,
From Sept. 4th to Oot. 19th. the C.
R. I. & P. railway will sell Thursdays of
each week round trip excursion tickets at
reduced rktes to Chicago exosition.
Tichets limited to Monday following date
of tale. On Tbursdsys, Sept. 18th and
October 10th, tickets to above point will
be fold for one fare for round trip. All
other excursion days rate will he fare and
one third; twenty-five cents added for
adn njfiasll -,
John Connor, of Sault Ste. Marie. ba
a est which has seven legs and eight
pav.8. with one hesd. three distinct jaws,
and tn complete the combination it has
Weald use Kemp Balsam for the throat
and lungs. It is curing more esses of
Cnt gbs. Colds, Asthma, Bronchitis,
Cr up and all Throat and Lung Trobks
than any other medicine. The propries
tor bas authorized any druggist to give
yoi a Bample bottle free to convince yoa
of the merit of this great remedy. Large
bottles 60 cents and tl.
At Lezineton, Ky.. a lawsuit that was
begun in 1811. has just been settled. It
reli.ted tn a land claim, and the sum in
riis ute was originally about f 5 ,00(1.
My boy met with a serious accident by
pulling a can of boiling water over on
hin self and scalding his face, bands and
aran dreadfully. Ilaving a bottle of Sal
vat ion Oil in the house I applied it imme
diaiely to the parts scalded (as per direc
lions) and am glad to state tbat be is now
we I and the wounds healed nicely with
out leaving a scar.
Mrs. A. Campbell,
2 Roberts 8t., Baltimore. -
' Well, what did you learn new in aerl
nuhure at the countv fair?" asked Mrs.
Grunger of ber husband upon bis return
home from tbe exhibition. "Why, I
lea ned enough not to bet 910 on the
wrung horse next time."
A new Idea embraced in Ely's Cream
Ba m. Cartarrh is cured by cleansing
ami bealing, not by drving up. It is not
a liquid or snuff, but I easily applied in
to .he nostrils. Its effect is magical, and
a t loroueh treatment will cure tbe worst
case. Price 50 cents.
A Willows, (Col ) farmer on tbe 23d
of lane planted bis aecond crop of corn
from seed crown this yesr.
Tbsre is no sweetness in a kiss.
Unless your teeth are just like pearls,
Tb ;n would you share Its trembling bliss.
Use Mozodont at once, sweet girls;
Fo- it alone give to the mouth.
White teeth and frsgrsce of the south.
A standard medical remedy, Pond's
Extract. It cures pain. Injuries, bleed
ing of all kinds. Sold only in bottles
with buff wrappers.
''he beet on earth can truly be aaid of
Grggs Qlycerine Salve, which ia a sure,
sat ) and speedy cure for cuts, bruises,
scalds, burns wounds and all other sores.
Will positively cure piles, tetter and all
ski j eruption. Try this wonder healer.
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refund
td. Onlf 85 cents. Sold by druggists
A man, bearing that a raven would live
201 years, bought one to try it.
Tlth Ely's Cream Balm a child can be
tre i ted without pain or dread and with
pet feet safety. Tij the remedy. It
cuiea catarrh, Jisy fever and colds in tbe
bet d. It is easily applied into the nos
trill and ffvet relief with the first appli
ed ob Price 60 cents.
IHIA a minn nan n.ln w. K n n. .
sail oj psununiT inintr rea.
Lovely tint tn the wrong place are reft
of their charm. A lemon colored couos
tenance the peculiar endowment of oar
pig-tailed breathren who "bit the pipe
is unbecoming. It suggest bile going
astray, and the inference is correct. Pain
beneath the ribs and shoulder blades,
constipation, dyspepsia, furred tongue
and sick headache supplement this indi
cation of the bilious. For liver com
plaint and ita multifarious symptoms,
Hostetters Stomach Bitters is an infalli
ble specific. It relaxes the bowels suffi
ciently, but without griping or violence.
To the secretion of bile it (fives a due
impulse, but banishes an excess of that
saffron colored principle from the blood.
Sick headaches, sourness of the breath
and fur uKn the tongue disappear when
it la used. It renew digestion, fortifies
the system against malaria, counteracts a
rheumatic tendency, and remedies inac
lion of the kidneys.
Pond's Extract gives sure relief from
pain. Once used its record is continued.
Refuse imitations of the genuine.
F'WIFT'S SPECIFIC is a imilo veeetuble com
ponDit pre pa ml fmm roots frch from tho forests.
The form n la ss obtained from the Creek Indians.
It has been nscd since 1829, and has been the great-
rat blowing to mankind In curing diseases of the
l.loml. In many lntanres after all other remedies
ti::d raiK-n. ir )'a nuve or nave n:m any niomi
ir.wtiV, drtnot fnii to si'mt for Tresuss on Blood
and bkin Diseases, mailed free.
Th Swift frwmo Co., Drawer 8. Atlanta. Cs
k. k. m Seminal v. pa it.
Lasa l.alaaau UaA.....l
1'iuove iiiipvivv-siv j. nwtiii nai
Emissions, ana Stunted De-
wvsvunivM. f m mtr-yurr
by absorptMti. Applied direct to
I t- I aria. ! O OWSaSaeWVJw UI1IKS KleVl,
i-wiisi lha arsmaK i.iiaraifaa.
.fure or mosey rennraeo. Drue
myjttccea tree i rocr
owi I vaviltru upvu
rciMft m v
ALBERT MEDICAL CO.
PURE! PALATABLE! POPULAR!
Al ARtlsTCEB Nsrr Rm in rvwwn.
tmiod (Win. iHoImI in Jar, liquid in tKhiiicn.
Hr-Hakrsir. Mn1 It With loabir lor
8oup. Hiw Mfmt tsnoiMk, Boalilon, etc.
A (irtfT. PlmnpTiy rponmmnnd b
Wlln phtticinv. for ln-(Ml. .ntattl and
OUitM-is. ApiwUintr and PtreriartbeuiQai.
Aak jour anitiM or irrooer tor
Armour's Beef Extract
Or tend it, for aa tuple package aad
descriptive paaipbiet, to
ARMOUR & CO., Chicago.
COMFORTABLE and ELEGANT
Por Sale by Leadlns; Dealers.
KTd Solely lj VHL BALEEE, Irey.tf.Y
J. M. BEARDSLET,
TTYITJWT IT T.SW rvfll.. Ilk T a -
Awortay, 172S Second Arenas.
V i WILLIAM JACKSON,
ArrORKIY AT LAW. OfBre In Beck Isswa
jtational Bank Building, Bock Ialaad, 111.
e. . ewmrr. a s
I SWEEXET , WALKER,
ATTORNETS AND COTJN8ICLLOR8 AT LaW
Oace id Baurston. Dloek, Bock Island, IU,
ATTORNKYS AT LaW Loans asoeev ee f-aef
ernrity, makes cullacttans. Reference. M Isra
eli 4 Lynda, bankers. Office la Postofflca black.
THE DAILY ABGCS.
R BAI.K KVtRT Va-lTKT-l .1 rv.n.n.
News rUsnd. frlv. eenls per copy.
D. 8. 8CHUREIAH,
ATtmrTBCT A1S DSrPK HINT XXDI'ST. Mesa
office t'mc.nnattl. Ohio; Branca office ova
First Nstiuusl Bank, Bock Ialaad. flS ly
ST. LUKE'S COTTAGE HOSPITAL,
On THIRD A VINUX, betwMa Tenth ana
Sleventk streets. feb 14-tt
Ml. 0. KULP, D. D. S.
OFFICE KXHOVKD TO
Room, at, IT, S and ,
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT, IA.
Dr. Tait Butler,
(Assistant State Veterinarian of lows)
(Saccessor to Dr. J.D. Rutherford )
Office hoars 11 a. m. lo 1 p. m.
Dentistry a Specialty.
Office: Corns', Feed Stable, Market square,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
We confine our Loans to Improved
Farms in the safest counties of
Iowa, and on request
Prompt payment af principal and interest
HEINZ & niRSCHL,
T. H. ELLIS,
Mercer County, Chas. Peterson
LEHIGH and SCRANTON
Hard Coal, Brick, TUe, Etc . .
. utnee earner ronrteentli St., and second Ave.
khutfwe. jnsa ,
Tt Is powder never varies. A marvel of parity,
ettenrta and wholrsnmenes ; more economy
thsn tke ordinary ainds, and cannot he sold by
competition with the multitude of low test, short,
weight alnm or phosphate powdi-r,. Hold only in
cans. RoTaL BsKisa Powosa Co., I0S Wall St.
LOST FROM A OK AT, ON FR1DAT. 11TH,
s roll of oil cloth: will the finder plese notify
Mr. John (?one. No, lf Ninetet nth street, where
he can get it r
WASTED AN KXPKR1ENC KO AND FIRST
class farmer and Ills wife, without family;
reference wsniea; apply ai zn?o rmn avenue,
PRIVATE SALE ON AODl'ST OF TUB
drsth of my aife. I will offer at private sale
sll my household snd in hen furniture, st No.
1S16 Third avenue. Honac opi n for impertioa
every usy. ,1. n. MlLLAri,
SALESMEN WE WISH A FEW MEN TO
sell on 1 good, hy sample to the wholesale aud
retail trade ; on snlsry ; lsrgrst mannfacturers in
our line; inclose sc stamp; waj;t-s fn per any;
permanent po liion; money arivniiced for wsges,
advertising. ICtc. CENTENNIAL M TIHU,
Juno IT I'incu.natt. O.
AVA5iT,';,'-r'!CNT'8 fwonr M W PATENT
11L . 're-Prnnf afes : sire 2m Isms; weight ful)
ins. . ri'taii prloeftin: others In proportion. HlKh
V ""' medal 1 ( Vnl. iu.il F.xoo.lll..n.
JmSTI. "J : l"nanenl bui.ln.-wi. inr prl-es
liTr " n"1 he Mfe p...!. Kurlu-dve
territory niveu. Alpine tre .. iimlnnaU, U.
d7C TO evt.lo A MONTH CAN HE MADE
iO I - work mi; for ns: sirenis preferred who
can furnish a home and irive tiielr who!e time to
the bssiness; spare moments may be profitably
employed al: a fi w vac ancies in towns and
cities. B. F. JOHNSON Jt CO., 1IW Main St.,
mi unHiDU, , a.
N. B. Please state am snd hnaireas evne.
rience Never mind about sending stamp for re
ply. B.F.J, a Co. aplm
Tie Great Restorer !
1HE MEDICINE WHICH CURES.
This is a Medicine that Conquers
and Eradicates Disease.
"It ia tbe most Remarkable Develop
ment of this Age of Progress
A little Investigation will ronvln.e von that
much ss i, clslmrd for TUB Q&EaT BE8T0H
IR tbe half is not told.
liAIUKt From whatever form of com
plaint whatever malady, Here Is Your
For cir. nlars containing s history of this
rivartTL Rsasnr. snd some remarkable tellers
from people well known, addreca a, below.
Tit Crfit It&wtt rtannaropial Woiis,
180. Portlsnd Avenne, Minnespolis, Minn.
ffsyprice $!.S0 per hottlc. For sale by orug-
Patent, Cast and Wrought
Cheapest Fence in the world for resi
dence and lots.
Made any height desired.
J. E. DOWNING,
accessor to Geo. Downing, Jr.,
Brownson tho Hatter,
Saturday, Aug, 31, '89
Second and Main Street, Davenport Iowa.
PEERLESS BYES best
Far It LACK KTOl'KlMiS.
Made m 4A ( olor. that wet! ber
rtiuoi, Vaa Out Nor FaJn.
EoM by DruErrists. Also
Perries Rmnse Paints 6 colors.
l'errless Ink Ponders 7 rotors.
PrerlrfaShoeA flames Dressing.
ferries, fcajr Dyu colors.
at the head of Seventeenth street, which T win pell on
terms to suit purchasers.
Monthly Payments Accepted if Desired.
These lots are in a Deauti.'ul, healthy locality, and are
100 Per Cent Cheaper
than any lota now offered for sale.
a5""Psrsons can buy these Lots and improve them as
cheap as they can pay rent. Apply to
Corner Eighteenth street and Second avenue.
Flour, Feed, Baled Hay, Straw,
earSuamahip Agency and remittance to
JOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Citv of Bt.Ce- IiLAaD, Rock Iilasd CorrsTT, I
SravB or Iix-tfoia. (
Healed proposals will be received at the City
Clerk's office of said city, until Monday tbe ,th
day of November. A. D. 1889. at S o'clock F m, for
constructing tbe improvement ordered by an or
dinance of said city, which was adopted Octobor
T, 188, and is entitled "An ordinance for the Im
provement of Eighteenth street from the north
line of First avenue to the north line of Third ave
nne snd for the levying of a special tax therefor,"
and for furnishing the materials and doing the
work according to the plans and specifications
therefor. The said Improvement ordered by said
ordinance consists of curbing with curbstones,
excavating, grading. Improving and paving with
pavina- brick of good qua ity, two blocks of streets
tn said title of said ordinance set out.
The ssid Improvement must be constructed,
and the material, therefor furnished must be in
accordance with the plans and specifications for
said improvement on file in the said city e'erk's
ofllce, at which said offl-e, said plans and specifl.
cations are open to the inspection of all persons
interested therein. Contractors are to furnish
samples of brick with which work Is to be done
Bricks used In the work must correspond with
the samples in qnsllty and style. All bids must
be accompanied with a certified check in the earn
of Five Hundred Dollar., psyable to the order of
tbe city trearrr of ssid city, which shall be
come forfeited to said city In case the bidder shall
fail to enter into contract, with approved sureties,
to execute the work for the ptice mentioned In his
hid, snd occonlinr to the plsns and specifications,
in the event thst the cont art should be awarded
to him. Blank bids will ba famished ou applies
cstion at the city clerk's office. AU bidders snd
ether persons may attend at the opening of said
bids. The right to reject sny and all bids or
proposals received is hereby expressly reserved.
HOBRRT KOKHLKK. ;ity Clerk.
Dated this lutb day of October, 13K
Estate of Peter Hay, Deceased.
The nndernigned, having been appointed Ex
ecutor of the last will and testament of Petar
Hay, late of the county of Rock Island, state of
Illinois, deceased, hereby gives notice that he
will appear before the county court of Rock Isl
and connty, at the office of the clerk of said
court, in the city of Hock Island, at the De
cember term, on the Pirst Monday in December
next, at which time all persons having claims
against said estate are notified and requested to at
tend for the pnrpose of having the same adjust
ed. All persons indebted to said estste are re-
3 nested to make Immediate payment to tbe an
erslsned. Dated this lllli day of October. A. D., 1W.9.
12lhd4w WILLIAM HAY, Executor.
XECTJTOR 8 NOTICE.
Estate of Johannns Anthony, deceased.
Tbe undersigned, having beensppointed Execu
tor of the Isst will snd testament of Johannns An
thony, late of the connty of Kock Island, state
of Illinois, deceased, hereby gives notice that be
will appear before the connty court of Kock Island
county, at the office of the clerk of ssid court, in
the city cf Kock Islsnd, at the December term on
the Flint Monday in December next, st which time
all person, hsving claims against said estate are
notified and requested to attend for the pnrpose of
having the same adjusted. AU persons indebted
to said estate are requested to make Immediate
payment to the undersigned.
listed this ri dar of (Vtolier. A. I).. ISW.
JVLIVS MOSEN r'ELDKR, Executor.
Estate of Henry Hakker, deceased.
The undersigned having been appointed admin
istratrix of the estate of Hei.ry Hakker, late
of the connty of Kock Island, state of Illinois, de
ceased, hereby gives notice thst she will sppear
before the county court of Rock Islsnd county, st
the office of the clerk of said court, iu the city of
Kock Inland, at the December term, on the first
Monday in December next, at which time all
persons hating clsims oiralnst ssid estate are no
tified and requested to attend for the purpoae of
having the same adiusted. All persons indebted
tosala estate are requested to make immediate
pavment to the undersigned.
Dated this 24th day of September, A. D. 1S8B.
A. D. HUESING,
Represents, among other time-tried and well
known fire InsuranceCompanir, the following:
Royal Insurance Company, of England
We'scheaur Fire Ina. Co., of N. Y.
Buffalo German Ina. Co., Buffalo. N. Y.
Rochester German Ins. Co. Roch'r N.Y
German Fire Ins. Co.. of Peoria, 111.
Citisens Ina. Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Exchange Fire Ina. Co., of New York.
Offlc No. 1608 Second Ave.,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Floor & Table Oil Cloth.
Oil Cloth Stove Patterns
Our all wool extra supers
are tbe best ever offered for sa'e la the city.
212 2124 IU
west Becona street,
DAVENPORT. - - IOWA,
WE AK ME N !J3SS
II Kit ha- tt)t BW lUfKOitP
kit kkH Mt ikaU' fV
cm i ifc'ticpdnt'sr.i ( KKor
itttup. 1111 11L aoof hi' tiirri'a if
itT d ria-'lv 1' - h full arak oartat Miir.
iilhni"J A" -to li"it- ."d Via-r .iii itr. ns'h Lhrrtr
Currrrvt --Iflt tnliin:,r t,r vevti-a t'.,t ru ch.
(rrvjturcl Iuroitii-ni.ft.-r !! i4 sr br't Vi-rn if
lnmwniiTriiivttuihriiitrtl.fi N-akhI p&nitUli:.4'
may Da found oa
ns at ue.u. r
ItOWEI.UACOd SswapAPES ADvucnmrna Btmasn 10 6praos
hueet), where adver
tising eontrsuts may
be meat lot it u
ATT. nw.SPRTlTirt ura
Promptly and neatly executed by the A oars Job
"Hpee.ial attention paid w Cornr ere si w-k
Crockery. Glassware, Cutlery.
an j part of Europe. .
tnd 008 Ninth Street, Rock bland. UL
L - - -BA
sJ. B, ZIMMERi
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and rt-nir-ni
ber that he makes his suits up In the latest stylee.
HIS PRICES ARE LOW.
Tbe finest carriagea and buggies in
the city can be had at any bonr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
No. 1916 Third Avenue.
r. c. hoppe,
STo. 180S Second A.ve.,
Rock Island, 111.
All kinds of Carpenter work done. General Jobblntj done on short
notice and saJbf action guaranteed.
Office and shop 1412 Fourth ave., ROCK ISLAM. ILL.
Second Avenue, opposite Harper House. The choicest Imported
WINES ISTD XilQXJOKS.
Imported and Key West Cigars, a specialty.
J. M. OHKISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
HABVTA0TVBBB 9t 0BACUBB AaTB BtftCVITt.
Ask your Oroosw for UmsB. They an best.
a-ristttis: Tss CVrlaty "BTBTBB aasl k)OM(t7 Wifn,
; RCBT IBLANIV Jk
H. D. FOLSOM.
B. F. DeGrEAR,
Coritreictor and Biiilder,,
Ice and Shop Corner SeTenteenth BU . . T 1, T-1 J I' L
.- ana tMTentn ATenae, " . .". amuui . t
IBfAU.klads of ArUstte work a specialty. Flans and estimates for aU kinds Of bail dint's
. foinlahMaoB applioatioB. .
are you going my pretty maid ?
"I'm going washing, sir," she said.
"What hold you in your hand so tight,
With a face so gay and a step so light?"
"That which all pl!ze their dearest treasure-Makes
washing ara. scrubbing only a
Keeps the clothes so J an and white;
The doors and windoV a beautiful
own household you'll get it,
Five cents buys a bar of Santa Clals
sold by all. grocers.
Made only by
Fairbank & Co
DAVIS & CO,
A complete stock of
Fipe, Braes Goods, Packing,
l ose, Fire Brick. Ete.
Bole A rents for
DEANE STEAM PUMPS,
and SIGHT FEED LUBRICAT0R3.
W gnarsntsc sverv ons psrfccf. an't will s;'nd Cups,
Twenty daj's trial, to nsj uuMble parlies.
Safety Bieatin Boilers, and Contrao
tora for furnishing and laying
Watt-r, Qas and Sewer Pipe.
1712 First Avk.,
Rook Island, Blinr.is.
TalsTthona lit", rtesldsnos TelspLnnt no.
0pp. Harper House,
daily his stock OF-
' X N.
N. P. F. NELSON,
2119 Fourth Avkntk,
.1.. 1 k-; - ilk.
rf-aTRepairiDp; neatly done.
1707 Second ave line. Bock Island