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r,y not have it on hand will yro
rere it promptly for any one vho
wi-bc to try it. Do cot accept my
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uH-r e-i-r df I.onJon cloth
My assortment of chan.ber
sets is now complete, and the
range in price and in styles is
er.cugh to satisfy any taste.
In table cutlery also I have
a fair variety, at prices icter
tsticg to anT one who is buy
ing. The hard rubber handled
kiiive3, -with four tined forks to
match, are paiticularly gjod:
warranted to stand hot wtiter.
HanJU-s will not come off.
Q. M. Lcoslkv.
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-t'H Second iviuue.
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fOO and Upward
for a.e. ci-e : "rz ' tr.J wjr'.ii from three to 2vt
ti:ac iae vii ii!.t of tiie loa.
Invn : T per c-nt n'-ann!iay, collect d act;
renirv J free of charge.
E. V. KURST,
TIOliNET AT Law
Rorms S and 4 Mmtonio Temple.
KOCK ISLAXD, ILL.
J. E. REIDY,
7 riKim hone on Fourth venue : donble frme
hwe on 4th Bvenae nd21fl street: 5 roo a houe
on 17th etreet: H room houee on 83rd Mreet, 11
tnodvrn improvenienu ; 4 email lots on 6th avenue:
5 room cottapeon Stta avenue and 27th street; 6
room home on 6th avenue east of 21th street; 4
room cotuige on Hthavenne and iota street double
brick house on 17th street and 6th avenue; 14 room
residence on 7th avenneand lwth street: 4 lot in
Dodfre's addition; 8 room cottace near old fair
grounds: 8 room house on 22nd street: 6 room
henss on S2nd street; Troomhonse on SOtl. street:
S lot' on 88:u street. Also agent forthret; of the
best In'urance Companies in the country.
1803 Second Avenue, over
Hoppe's iTailor. Shpp.
LIKE A SINGED CAT.
A Westerner who was BeUer Than
That Is io R9yh.,hal Plenty of thi
orli Hoods . Kook Ilantt
'm'l)- who Ml.ned It M heu
t lie j Snubbed Their Appar
ently 1'oor Relation.
The Davenport Democrat of yesterday
morning spins the following entertaining
yarn which may open the eves of some
people in Rock Island:
Two or three days ago a man came into
a gun store in this city. He was evi
dently passed middle Bare, and he was not
the sort of person who would have been
taken for a Circassian beauty. lie had a
heavy jaw. with a tongue inside of it that
rolled out words in a kind of growl. His
brow was one of those beetling affairs
that are met with in the cheap-awful
novels of the day. H woreseveral davs'
beard on his face and looked as though he
didn't eare whether ne ever shaved again
or not. His clothes were obscured from
view by one of the worst looking dusters
that ever struck the town. It hungdown
to his knees and flapped in the breeze and
boked like a relic of dcz;ns of sprees
His head was covered with a toush old
plug hat, pulled well down ever his eyes,
which were deeply shidowed by the bcet
liag brow mtntionej. He had his mouth
full of something he had picked up at
the lunch counter As he came up to
the proprietor of the store be swallowed
it with a guip and asked for a certain
kind of rifle. His voice was a half surlv
sort of growl. He inspected the gun,
found it what he wanted, looked at the
cartridges furnished with it, liked them,
and saii he would ttke them.
"You're iust a dollar lower on the gun
and 10 cents a hundred on the 6heils than
another feller I asked up the street here a
minute ago. I like these. Gini me a
case for the gun: not one that's a vard
too long for it, I&e the one that ttLar
tried to sell me.
The case was fitted to the weapon, and
the result was satisfactory. Down went
a thumb and finger into a vest pocket f or
"I just come to Rock Islf nd here a dy
ftgo, an' I'm makins a straight trail for
Cahfcrny again, an' you cm bet th-.re's
where I'm going to stay after this. The
folks who live bf.ck here in this prt of
the nation are too fine feeiin' and seasi
tive to suit mv ttrle."
With this the thumb and fioeer Cime
into sight again. Clasped between fiera
was a crumpled wad of greenbacks Oa
the corner of a conple of the bills there
flashed into the view of thestartl-d store
keeper the mark of a S100 greenback.
"Wait; I got somethin smaller thin
tnat. if jou haint got change," ami the
crumpled wad went back and another
wad was produced from the othtr vest
pocket. It was worse than the first.
With a wild west remark about tbe bother
his money was to him the stracger con
tinued the search m his pockets for Msh
of a denomination suited to the s:z3 ot
the man he wss dealing with. Seeing
that he was sullerins to tell something to
somebody, not much matter whom, the
storekeeper drew him out with a ques
tion or two.
"Well," the man went on, "I used to
know somethin' about this pirt of tbe
country- Went west a long time aco.
I got married to a nice good woman
whose folks lived over there. ' indicating
with a nod the direction of Rock Island.
' Two years ago she died, out with :ue in
Califurny. I staid there. All I harl wa
there an' I liked the place. Doin' well
enough, too. Couple of weeks ago her
fbther died over 'crost the river her. I
picks up and ccnies back to see 'em.
Walks in on 'em kind cf sudden like, an'
what do I get? The tips o' their finger?.
They d d shdke hands with me. but they
did it standin' a long wavs off. D.di't
like my clothes, I guess. I know I'm not
dressed like Old Man Stanford, but you
bet I can have clothes if I want 'em ""
As the man said that he hauled a roll
of paper money up from the depths of
the trousers that were hidden under that
old duster. To the storekteper i: looked
as big around as a stovepipe, and .they
were not small bills, either. The owner
unfolded the bundle, picked out a twenty
and flung it at the mm behind ths coun
ter, ard i-hiiVed tbe res: down into his
csparious pocket Kg&in.
"I'd always be:n txi'ectin' to see ti:y
wife's folks some day," the man went on.
"and I'd always thought I'd bung tni
some little token when I did. I was goin'
to give 'em this, just fer love and affec
tion, but thev riiun't kind of seem to cre
for my society, and out where I catw
from we don't never thrust ourselves in
wnere we aict wanted unless it's a case
of have-to." As he spoke the man laid
on the top of the showcase a check. It
was 'drawn oa a San Francisco bank in
due form. It looked as though it might
easily have been carried 2.000 miles in a
mail's pocket. It was drawn for f 1.000.
"I'm iust that amount ahead." said tbe
Californiun, "so I says to myself I'll buy a
gun and take it back to tbe boys. I can
afford it. Saved S1.000 that easy I might
as well have 6ome fun with myself. Out
where I come from those guns cost a heap
more than that."
As he stood talking the man straight
ened out some of tbe spare change he bad
about his clothes. He had pockets all
over him, and he had millions, it seemed,
in every pocket. Touch himself any
where and a bunch of mussed up money
would come into view. A thousand dol
lars wouldn't have nearly covered the pile
he had with him.
After be had things arranged to suit
him he slung tbe rifts in regular style over
his shoulder and let himself out of the
door without as much as a cod to the man
be had been talking with. In a minute
be was back again.
"Got any knives?"
The storekeeper, who had acquired a
profound respect for this singed cat by
this time, sprang to his showcase end laid
out an assortment before him. One of
the t et ones was picked out with the cer
tainty that indicated a man who knew a
knife when be saw it, and again the roll
of greenbacks came into view, and the
storekeeper had to rustle around among
his neighbors to get the change for it.
"Who did you say it was you came to
visit in Rock Island?" he asked his cus
tomer. "That baint none o' jour business."
TgE ARGtJS. MQKDAV. 25. 1801.
The reply cut off all further attempts to
open the conversation, and the man again
picked up his belongings and was gone.
Uuring the progress of his talk be men
tioned a numbar of other things. In one
or bis pockets he had a small geological
collection. There was rich gold q ,ar z.
and there were fine marbles in the ro-jo-b,
like himself. anJ other splendid building
stones. -My bus'ness." he said, "Is cet.
tin out this marble for the market at San
"sco. Ie got lots of it, and its a good
enough thing. This here gold mine is
paying me 300 a week, but it's only one
corner of the place "
Does anyone in Rock Island know who
THE STREET RAILWAYS.
The l uion Line to be ICebuilt Where
eee.ary to Mnth Hir et.
Manager D. U. L juderbank. of the Dav-
enport and Rock Island street railway
syndicate returned from Chica this
morning where he has been in conference
with his associates relative to the relay
iny of the Union line east of Thirty
eighth street. The directors, he said,
were very much discouraged at the outs
look for additional expenditures in track
age at a season of the year whin they ex
pected to be deriving some revenue.
Nevertheless they had decided to relay
the Union liue with Johnsioa rail. There
is a portion of the track from the Uaioa
car barn east to Seventeenth stteet in 3Io
'Ice which is laid with a lighter weight of
Johnston than the comoany his been put
ting in, but which if well supported with
ties wouid no doubt last for several years.
As intimated in The Argcs Saturday
Mr. Liuderbiick is anxious to abandon
his Ninth street line south of Fourth
avenue and use the iron in relaying the
B'.m street line. lie has already sent a
communication to the mayor on tbe sub
ject and it will be brought before the
council at its next meeting. The Ninth
street route is not bringing ia scarcely
anything, not even with electric cars and
Mr. Louderoack thinks he will best ac
commodate the public by using tbe iron
on a brunch of the system -here there is
some travel, as tlie E!m street line is
greatly in need of new track from Third
and NiceteeLta eat to Eim street. Mr.
LouderDack states the lower end of ti.e
red lini--iil be relaid, and it will, he fen:t
a'so be necessary to reliy the Third street.
and a part of the northwes: Davenport
lices on the Davenport side.
Home, Women and Netrspapers.
"I am glad' said the clever woman, "to
6ee that the newspapers are giving some of
their 'distinguished consideration' to the
'weaker sex.' Xovr, I am not vrilHnjr to
Juirnit that I do not take a Rood tleal of in
terest in Gladstone, the Bulgarian ques
tion, the triple alliance and our own af
fairs of state and finance. Perhaps it is
because I like to know a little about the
things which my father and husband and
sons are interested in. However, that is
neither here nor there. I am a woman. I
havo a'j-love. That is my first thought
"So, when 1 find the newspapers devot
ing valuable space to honifs. to women and
to their affairs I tkinli better of the news
papers and letter o women. Why
shouldn't we have our own share in -our
owu part of the a;er? Why shouldn't
we, when we don't feel like reading about
c-ongress, find something alxmt fashions or
about some pretty thing for one's home?
Don't our husbands buy for us the papers
which we like best ? Then we ought to be
considered by those papers.'' "Well, aren't
you?" asked the man. "Of course we are
now," was the answer. "But that's my
point. Men are only now waking up to
the fact that we want our 'news.' So I
say I am glad that they are.'" Chicago
Ited Lead for Roaches.
Many years ago I lived in Virginia and
experienced my first real misery as a house
keeper. I had never liefore seen roaches.
Invisible during the day, no sooner had
the night time arrived thau they mustered
by thousands into the deserted kitchen.
Tbe wall- were black with them. They
jienetrated into the barrels of flour and
mea4 iu spile cf ever- precaution. They
ran over di-lics in the -pantry, and it waa
never safe to use one without scalding
with hot water, else the food placed oa it
was sure to be spoiled. 1 1 ried every rem
edy 1 could bear of, and I was always in
quiring. They seemed to fatten on my
poisons; at least their numbers uiJ not suf
One day I took up an old almanac and
idly turned its tattered yellow pages, and
on the last fragment of a leaf came
upon this: "Equal portions of corn meal
and red lead mixed with molasses aud
spread on plates will destroy roaches."
And it did. I put it in several dishes and
set them on the floor, and at y o'clock stole
softly out to see if they ate it. The dishes
were so covered with roaches that the
mixture was scarcely visible. The next
night there were fewer at the feast. And
in a week not a roach was seen. I lived
wven years thereafter iu the same house
and never saw one. Cor. Good House
keeping. Where Should She Siuj?
Which is better to sing well at home
and in your friend's parlors, or tg, le a
public singer of mediocre ability? Does
not the question answer itself? Medioc
rity is never desirable. Good public sing
ers are scarce, and, although good parlor
singers are far from usual, the possibility
of an increase in their number is rather
more to be expected. A girl who can sing
well at home, unless she possess unusual
talent, a voice of more than ordinary
beauty, and be in a position to receive the
best of instruction, will do well to remain
By parlor singing, too, a singer's reper
toire may be extended, and as a good singer
should adopt more than one style, if able
to do so, this is most desirable. Ballad
singing, which is so successful in parlors,
loses as muc of its effectiveness when
transplanted to the stage as do the arias
and more florid examples of concert and op
eratic music if removed from their proper
environment. "A good parlor singer can do
the former work perhaps better than the
average public singer, but the good public
singer should be able to sing both styles of
music equally well. Mile. Clementine de
Vere in Ladies' Home Journal.
I r .
The Sidney will come down about
The Mary Morton will leave St. Louis
Friday for the north.
The Etage of the water was 4 10 tt
noon; the temperature on the bridge, 70.
Tue Pittsburg leaves St. Louis this
afternoon and arrives her3 the middle of
The Penguin, Pilot and V.rne Sain
came down and the Abner Gile, Penguin
and Thistle passed up.
Capt. George Lamont left for Dubuque
last night and will return on Friday in
charge of the Libbie Conger.
The Gem City, which has been ou ihe
ways at Dubuque for overhauling and
general repairs, will be out and down past
here about Wednesday . but she will do no
business on her way to the south. She
will relieve the Mary Morton, which has
been running semi weekly trips between
St. Louis and Keokuk, and the Mary
Morton will come north and enter upon
the through business. This will give the
Jo line two boats a week each way in
stead of one boat now. After a little
time, when the business becomes really
pressing, the St. Paul will come out of
her quarters in Qiincybay and come in
with the rest of them, and then we will
have three a week.
The Local 3Iarket.
Owing to the rainy weather and farmers being
bnsy, business on Market Square was very light
today. Prices remain about the same as at the
cloe of last week.
Qraiu Corn fi!-!i69 cents. Oats 4t cents.
r eea tiay J13 IO 515 per ton.
Proiuce gg 13 cents per do
ozen: butter 13
cents per pound.
We offer $100 reward ior any case of
catarrh that cannot be cured by taking
Hull's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Chesev & Co., Props ,
We, the undersigned, nave known F.
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be
lieve him perfectly honorable in all busi
ness transactions, and financially able to
carry out any obligations made by their
West & Truax,-Wholesale Druggist, To
.WaldiDg. Rinnan & 'Marvin, Whole
sale Druggists, Taif.i'), ().
Hall's Catarrh Care is taken iuternally,
acting directiy upon tLe blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. Price 75a
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Tbe soft g'ow of the tea ro e is ac
quired by ladies who use Pczzoni's Com
EirV Feaaciidnd rei;?v? ui: tiro troitl-a fucf-
neE2nche. yt Carter's tit'Je Live- TIT'S era
t iaily valuable ia Const:; at r-n. c -.rug and j-r
Ve:.;.E tiiimcc-inpcoupIiiir.T.-vhOe thry tls
crrec t all disorders ci thee xcuii: .tiia-itr.teih
fcver and rcgiUato tie bo vtii -ra Si they only
' Af!e they wotild bo alrcrst price!-?ss f o those wna
fif.'cr from ttisuit trcf J cjzn; l,.int; butfortu
&&toly the.rgooUnesd'.xs i. ?-.ciid iitr'i.aTi J thoto
Wiiocncetry thea will hzid cee liirie pills vahi.
el.lelnson.scy veaystait tVy will Lot ba vri!
lxg to uo vrithbut thsm. Cut ificr allsicii ttaj
iPtteeareof so rcscy l7es tfc-t fce'.v-isTra
Ve tcalie cur pre at boust. Our r.jila i are it -xhila
Otters uo tot.
Carter's Li-.tle Liver Pris are v rrj email and
vrry ca-y to tal;. One cr trc I i'-ls v-&fa. lc5.
"iiy we ai-icuy vepctliiu ti uo i.t rif u or
1 urge, butty ujcit goutieatica piovsO-iil who
Efeihem. In va!sat is ci-uta ; hvefer ;1. sold,
fcy (iriijiets everywhere, cr tcic ty taad.
CARTER BREOICJSE CO., New York.
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FOR SALE BY DAVID DON.
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Now does the summer approach.
We bail thee! and to our fnend9 (our
lady friends) we make the announcement
that this week occurs tbe first of our an
nual silk roi-.t sales. Wre offer a lot of
leaders which cannot be had later.
46 dczjD misses' pure silk mitts in
blacks only 7c per pair.
56 dozen ladies' pure silk black mitts
on;v 8c per pair.
29 dozen ladies' extra good mitts go at
43 dozen ladiee mitt3 doable value 22c
50 dozen extraordinary value ladies'
mitw. 3 styles at 25c.
15 dozen all black, a leader at 32c.
2 styles at 32c.
Another great leader at 42c.
One lot at 48s.
4 large lot3 at 50c.
And on up 57c, 63c, 75.-. and $1.00.
Every pair of which we affirm to be of
value which we will be unable to dupli
cate again this season.
V e reserve the riget to limit the sales
to 3 pairs of any of the above to any customer.
mij W 11 r other special bargains in our millinery department each day this week. Do not
e,DEiCrowded.1,It;e.aw'suall expect ab s rush every day, come early as passible In the
morning when convenient. We ate ready for busiLtss each morning at 8 a. m.
1712, 1714, 1716, 1713. 1720 and 1722 Becokd Avkstjb.
-IN-THIS LITTLE 3SIACHIXE-
are combined all the latest improvements for similar Machines,
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles
to insure speed, comfort and durability.
If you think of buying a machine it will pay you to come and see us.
THE FAIR, 1705 Second Avenue.'
We Set the Pace, Let OtlisrsFollow if they Can
KANN & HUCXSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second avenue,
Offer to the PaV.ic the mo?: triiiiint line of the season in
Lounges and Couches. i Extension Tables,
Chamber Suits, j Hat Racks,
Side Board-?, j ' Wardrobes,
Cextrk Libsart and Parlor Tables, Etc.
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Acts quickly, is perfectly safe and
Medicine known for all Kidney, Lnmj and Stomach troubles, ia
Thomas' Kidney and Liver Pills.
Be a Bottle Samples free.
Call and see the immence stock
of Oxford and Southern Ties
for Summer wear.
Tennis Shoes, '
Latest styles. Lowest Prices.
Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue.
purchases of a large lot of silk mitts in
Januaay unner peculiarly advantageous
circumstances give us a big drawing card
for this week which we have carefully
hoarded up, and now make the announce
ment for the first time. Read carefully.
Remember we reserve the right to limit
the quantity to three pairs to any cus
tomer. In our
This week we Bhall offer some extraor
We shall close tbe balance of our Cape
May shade hats at 3c each.
Also another lot of those nice flower
wreaths to sell at 7c each.
We place on sale Monday p. m. a big
lot of 75c morning glory wreatns at only
253 each. -
See them, they are a bargain.
1,000 new and stylish hats received on
Saturday, bought at 50 cents on the dol
lar to be sold at just half pr ce.
never fails to cure all Lun troubles.
10c. 25c and 50c Bottles.
Drujrsist, Reck Island.
Blm Street Store.
2929 Fifth Avenue.