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Rer. TbonflM Mckin went to L Sail a
this morning. '
O L. Bruner, of Taylor Ride, was ii
the city today. V
-Chicken pie tapper 35 cents at the 51.
E. church Tuesday.
"The IeTil's Editor' ai Raryti's lUea
tre tomorrow nigbt.
Sj "The Devil's editor" at HirperV
theatre tomorrow night.
Remember the sociable at the First M.
X. church Tuesday evening.
Col. Henry Curtis left for Chicago this
morning on a business trip.
EoCounty Treasurer John Schaftr, of
Port Byron, was in the city today
Men's genuine "Swits Conde" under
wear $1 each at McCibe Bros.
George Tllingworth. of Stvmna, Sun
day ed at his home in this city.
Good entertainment at the M E church
admission free, tomorrow evetiing.
A big job in suspenders this week at
McCabe Bros , 13 cents per pair
"The Devil's Editor" will bs seen at
Harper's theatre tomorrow night.
T. C. Boswortb, of Terre Haute, led.,
is visiting with friends in the city.
Underwear sole this week at McCabe
Bros. Note tbe special bargains.
This is a holiday with the Israelites.
It is Yum Kipper, or the Day of Atone
ment. Mrs. Fred Hsi returned yesterday
morning from Ler visit to St. Paul and
Great underwear sale for men. women
and children all this week at VcCabe
Bros. See adv.
George Eoriz of Keokuk, Iowa, is in
the city on a visit to his brother, William
Kortz and family.
Ben Pettit now located at Seattle,
Wash., is in tbe city of bis old home on
the happiest mission of his life.
Children's white merino underwear com
mences small sizes at 13c, natural grey
mixed wool at 14c at McCabe Bros.
Notice McCabe Br.os- adverisment for
warm, comfortable nn 'erwsr, undergar
ments, best bargains usually go firtt.
Good family horse, bugi-y and harness
for sale cheep if sold this week. En
quire of E D. W. H ilmes at C, M. & St.
The 20 alarm boxei aid other appli
ances for tbe (lectric police and Are
alarm arrived this m riming, and will re
put in place at once.
Mr and Mrs. Thomns Downing return
this evening from their wedding trip, and
Will te tendered a reception at tbe home
of the groom's mother.
Miss Kvie Malcom, who has been
risking wiih her sister, Mrs. C. S. Lowe, !
the pas: few weeks. L ft for ber home in
Philadelphia this morning.
The annual fair of St Joseph's church
will open at Armory hall two weeks from
tonight and continue until tbe following
Saturday eight Oct. 2$ to 31.
Senator Crawford and wife, were visi
tors in the city today. No doubt tbe
senator will be entrusted to nurse the
Gest boomlet in the county districts.
An industrial school will be opened at
Trinity Mission next Saturday and con
ducted during tbe winter under the aus
pices of Trinity parish and coder the
direction of Miss Agatha Eflson.
A. F. Scheck. W. M. Nash, J. K.
Kindley. N. E. Strieker and M. W. Arm
strong composed a municipal delegation
from Ottawa which inspected our pave
ment Siturday .
The gam9 of base ball which was to
have taken place yesterday at Davenport
between a team at that place and one
from Rock Island did not occur, as the
Davenport nine failed to show up, tbe
Rock Island team appearing, however, in
George P. Nissen has purchased of
Rodgers A Co. the Sonth Park grocery,
which he will hereafter conduct. He will
constantly keep on hand a full line of
groceries and will be pleased to see all the
old customers and many new ones, and
will endeavor to merit the good will and
confidence of all.
An alarm of fire from the Seventh
ward at 3:43 on Sunday morning ca'led
the department to the C, R. I. & P.
yarJs where a C, B. & Q. box car loaded
with lumber had taken fire. It was ex
tinguished in a few moments but the car
was damaged to such .an extent that it
will probably have to be rebuilt.
Th9 new gong which the street car
folks are experimenting with is not a
"dead ringer" for anything by any means,.
It is quite tbe contrary. However, if
the company is contemplating using this
style of gong they will have to get one
larger as the one in use is unconstitu
tional, so to speak. It is only eight
inches in diameter, whereas the city ordi
nances provide that 12 inch gongs shall
be used. -
A 10 year old son of Jobs Thomas, of
417 Seventeenth street, had a tough ex
perience with a large water spaniel yes
terday, which jumped upon him as re
was entering t is gate, and tore the scalp
with its claws so badly tbe services of a
physiclao were necessary. Tbe (Jog did
not bile tbe boy and did not appear
There will be a meeting of the deauery
of tbe Episcopal diocese of Q lincy at
St. John's church, Preemption, commenc
ing tomorrow evening, with service and
aldresses at 7 p. m. Oa Wednesday
there will be service with sermon at 10:30
a. m ; dinner service at the rectory at 1
o'clock. Rev. Hale, dean of Dav
enport, Rev Sweet, dean of Rock Island,
and other clergy will be present. It is
expected that several will go out from
ACnippewa Falls dispatch states that
Ben Sweet, as agent of the State Lumber
company, has just concluded the sale to
Fred Weyerhauser and tbe Mississippi
River Lumber company cf 100,000.000
feet of timber in Sawyer county. The
price paid is $600,000. The tract covers
8,000 acres, and Is all tributary to the
Neirgor river. This is one of the heav
iest pine land deals ever made in Wisconsin.
SERIOUS CUTTING AFFRaY.
Vv'. F. Thomas M abbrd In the Aim by
Ilia Fa hT In-Law. Urorge BurtU
M in trill lsarmeinars.
George Burtis keeps a boarding houce
in the o'd SL Luke's hof pital property at
1010 Thiid avenue. This morning his
son in-law, W. F. Thomas, of Moline.
came down with his wife to pay a fisit.
Burtis is is in the habit of drinking beav
ily, and when intoxicated is ug'y with
his family. This morning be had one of
bis regular attacks and began abusicg his
wife. His daughter, Mrs. Thomas, inter
fen d and he struck her. This naturally
aroused the anger of Mr. Thorn,
as, who took his wife's part,
whereupon Burtis attacked him.
Thomas seized a water bucket and
broightit down oa Bjrtis' head. The
two men then engaged in a fi'ht which
wis carried into the alley where Burtis
viciously plunged the blade of a large
sized pocke' knife into Thomas' arm.
Tbe wound bled profusely and Dr.
Eysti-r was summoned to attend the in
jured mac, while OfficerJE'zeltouk BurtU
to tie station. Thomas' woani is
regaried as serious, while Birtis alto
carries an Uly cut on his head.
Frank McDonald was robbed of a
watcb in the opera house saloon Saturday
He try Meyer was fiaed 5 and costs
in the police court Siturday night fcr
assaulting Valentine Nold.
Henry Whiesall, JamesBagley, Richard
Carroway and Edward Stam were each
flatd f 3 ani costs this morning for intox
Frank Cabilka, the tailor who threw
the rock through Z miner's stare window
was he'd in bonds of $300 by Magistrate
Wivill Siturday afternoon to .make
answer to his malicious mischief at the
next teim of court.
A CHOLERA ITEM FROM CHINA.
Three t ertooi Die at the Funeral of One
f the Victim.
San I kascisco, Oct. 12. Papers from
Shanghai, China, of Oct. 28 say that
cholera has begun its ravages, and that
the outlook is very alarming. Seven Eu
ropeans have suddenly died of the plague
and notl ln but an early winter can pre
vent a terrible mortality. "At Foochow,"
says the paper, "last week a rich China
man died of cholera, and while his friends
were gathered beside his body one of the
mourners was attacked by the disease and
Tiro Other Mourners Stricken.
"Another mourner was sent to bring a
coffin for the dead mourner, and while on
the way to the coffin store he, also, was
attacked, and died. The news of the last
death wat. sent to the mourners, and while
they were wailing over It still another
was attached, and died in a few minutes.
Tbe rema ning mourners fiVd in dismay
from the house, believing it to be be
witched. In Japan, also, the returns
show a gridual increase in the number of
deaths in I he larger cities, Nagasaki head
ing the list."
R Tt!rkinfVlrt nff ra tor ale hi entire
stock of b'oks, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Also his property for sale or
rent for ao; number of years to suit
Report from a Baltimore drugjis-: I
have sold all of the best comb remedies
for tbe last 15 years ani have found none
to approxinate the exceedingly large
sale of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. W. L.
Keller, cor. Penna. ave. & Biddle St.
HI B a kin
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
"A poet'S WORKSHOP.
The Immortal Browning Wrote Bis XjMt
Kffaalons In a Kitchen.
"What a cuHotxs place to select!" was
my first thought as I stood at the door of
the queer old house. I walked up twelve
or fifteen hard stone steps, grasping the
banister to guide myself in the dark, and
was soon warmly welcomed by Signora
Nina Tabacchl as, passing through the
kitchen, I was ushered into the bitting
Worn. "Scrnpnlously. clean and Deat,"
was my next impression, bnt how plain!
This cradle of "Asolando" was only a piece
of the kitchen partitioned oS for back par
lor purposes, a glass door and window
separating the two.
The thin cotton curtain might possibly
screen tbe mysteries of culinary processes
from the poet's eye, but bis ear must have
been caught by occasional sounds of hack
ing and chopping, and certainly no kettle
could have boiled, no wood could crackle
or incense arise from that adjacent hearth
without making itself distinctly notice
able. Such was his study and his drawing
room, a multum in parvo, about twelve feet
The furniture is of the good old lodgings
type that is, as regards the style only, for
ssignora lauact-bl would not tolerate a flaw.
a spot or a tarnish, as do some of the older
school of landladies. There is a large
rouna pedestal table with a red cloth table-
coyer, inoffensive in its pattern; one half
waa devoted to bis papers; on the other
luncheon was served forhis sister and him
self. A full length sofa, uncompromis
ingly hard, takes np the greater part of one
wail; a kind of sideboard stands opposite.
ub tne chiffonier, between the two win
dows, rests the looking glass, and half a
dozen mahogany chairs, cane bottomed
and severe backed, but of good old design,
complete the arrangements. On the flesh
colored walls hang a series of prints, illus
trating events in the historv of Venice.
Doges are disporting themselves in most
conventional attitudes, the vanquished are
kneeling before the victors, and one has a
general impression that history involves a
great amount of bowing and scraping.
rein Aloscneles In Sen oner s.
THE LEARNED GROCER.
Making Spectacle Lenses.
The bit of glass to be formed into a lens
is fastened ty means of pitch to a small
block of hard rubber so that it may be
more readily handled. It is ground by be
ing pressed against a rapidly revolving
metal tool, whose curvature is equal and
opposite to that desired in the lens. This
is known as the "rough tool" anil is made
of cast iron. It is mounted on a vertical
spindle, and is kept moistened with emery
and water. Several grades of emery are
used in succession, changing from coarse
to fine as the grinding proceeds. Asa re
sult of this process the glass lias a rough
surface and is no longer transparent. It
is now transferred to the "line tool." This
Is made of brass and has its surface as true
as possible. It is compared from time to
time with a standard curve iu order to in
In this second grinding the ahradina
material is roucre (carefully calcined sul
phate of iron). Finally, the "lens is polished
by lieing pressed against a ptece of cloth
powdered with rouge and fastened to the
rotating tool. The glass is now loosened
from its block, turned over, anil the reverse
side of the lens ground. When this has
been accomplished the lens must be cut
down to the proper shape for mounting in
the spectacle frame. It is placed on a
leather cushion and held firmly in position
by a rubber tipped arm while a diamond
glass cutter passing around an oval guide
traces a similar oval on the glass below.
The superfluous glass outside the oval is
removed by steel pincers, the rongh edges
are ground smooth on Scotch wheels and
the lens is ready for mounting. The glasses
for small telescopes, microscopes, burning
glasses and the like are ground in the same
fashion. Prof. C. H. Henderson in Popular
Hamlin's First Meeting with Lincoln.
Hannibal Hamlin never met Abraham
Lincoln until the day after their nomina
tions in May lfno. The introduction took
place in the old Tremont House in Chicago,
and from the beginning tbe two candidates
seemed mutually prepossessed with each
other, a feeling which developed afterward
into a profound friendship.
Mr. Hamlin used to tell with a great
deal of glee the manner of receiving the
news of his nomination.
- He was sitting in one of the rooms of the
old Tremont playing encbre with a party
of politicians. Suddenly the noise of many
feet was heard in the corridor without.
Such events were not unusual in a hotel
filled with delegates, so the game was not
interrupted. But just as a deal bad been
finished and the trump turned, Schuyler
Colfax burst into the room, without stop
ping to rap at the door, and announced:
"Come, come, Hamlin, this is no place for
you. You're nominated for vice president
and must come over and make a speech."
"So I went over to the ball and made
them a little talk," Mr. Hamlin used to add
pathetically; "but it spoiled the very best
lone haud I ever held." Chicago Herald
How Folks Sleep In Para.
Everybody in this country sleeps in ham
mocks, or, as they call them, redes. In
each house will probably be found one
draped with a canopy of lace or mosquito
netting and dressed, as the ladies say, with
sham pillows, creating the impression that
it is more for ornament than for use. If
there be a dozen iu a family, each will have
his or her own rede, and if necessary be
prepared to take it np and walk.
The redes may lie of different colors, but
as a rule the majority arc of white material
that may be washed. The gil ls of the fam
ily will have their redes strung in one
room side by side, merely giviug one
another suflicient room to swing freely,
and they all swing aud talk themselves to
sleep, the pendulum motion of the redes
only ceasing when they become too weary
to reach out aud kick it into motion again.
Para Cor. Pittsburg Dispatch.
The Fish Just Climb Aboard.
The use of fire in fishing is one of the
curiosities of that employment. In south
ern waters mullet are taken in cAinuous
quantities by boats which go out with
wire baskets at the bows rilled with blaz
ing pitch pine. For the purpose in view
the craft is so loaded as to bring the gun
wale ou one side down nearly to a level
with the water, and the fish, attracted by
the light, jump aboard by hundreds.
Sometimes a big dip net is used to scoop
in the scaly creatures which crowd iu the
water toward the illumination. Interview
in Washington Star.
"I love her, but I cannot marry her! Not
because ber father was my father's steward
I have no false pride but because she is
wealthy and I am not."
"But, my dear fellow, by marrying her
you only get back what her father stole
"That's so. G uess I'll try it after all."
New York Epoch.
He Says There Is No Such Thing Dried
Currants, and Tells Why.
"Mother wants a pound of dried cur
rants," said a little girl who came into the
learned grocer s store on Eighth avenue.
"I hain't got a dried currant in the store,
and there hain't one in the city," replied
tbe grocer. "But I know what you want,
and I've got 'em." The learned grocer
brought forth a box of the little sticky,
sugary, dried fruit popularly known as
dried currants, and used in fruit cake,
plum puddings, mince pies, buns, and the
"Why, them's 'em!" said the little girl.
"Yes, them's 'em," assented the grocer,
"and if the Grecian maiden who trod this
particular lot of fruit into the package had
used a little water on her feet before she
began there wouldn't lie so much sand
and grit in 'em as there is. She must have
been having a regular hoe down on the
classic sands before she began to dance ou
this box of fruit. There, sissy, tell yonr
mother she must bathe 'em in several
waters before she uses 'em, or she might
just as well put a lot of sandpaper in her
fruit cake. And tell her they ain't dried
"What's the reason they ain't dried cur
rants?" asked a disputative customer.
"They' ain't dried currants any more
than they're dried pumpkins!" replied the
groeer. "lhe reason they ain t dried cur
rants is that they weren't currants before
they were dried. That's reason enough,
ain t itr '
"Yes," said the customer, less disnuta
tive. "But what does everybody call 'em
dried currants for?"
"'Cause they dont know any better!"
replied the grocer. "They'll go right on
cominjr in here and asking for dry cur
rants just the same after I tell 'em why
they nin't dried currants as they did be
"What should they ask for, then?" in
quired the customer.
"If any man should ever come in here
and ask for dried corinths," said the tro-
cer, "he would not necessarily be a gent le
man, but 1 d bet on him for being a scholar.
Dried corinths is what you should ask for
when you want this little sugar coated,
gritty raisin, for it's a raisin, pure and
"How's that?" the customer wanted to
"Because it was a grape before it was
dried," said the grocer, "and if dried
grapes ain't raisins, what are they?"
"But you said these were dried cor
inths!" said the customer. "What's a
"A corinth is the smallest grape that
grows," replied the grocer, "and it lost its
name years and years ago liecause it was
gradually corrupted into currant, which
became the name of the acidulated little
berry of our garden which you might dry
from now until Gabriel sounds his horn
without getting it any nearer the condition
of a raisin than a pea is. This little grape
grows all over the islands of the Grecian
archiiielago and was first exported from
Corinth, and that's what gave it its name.
The bunches don't grow much bigger than
a stem of red currants, aud they are so full
of sugar that when they are picked and
dried in the sun they actually seem to melt
and run together aud it takes a good deal
of care and labor to separate them again.
"After they are separated is the time
when the Grecian maiden gets her work in
on them, for it is one of her pleasant dut ies
to jump on a heap of the sticky fruit with
her bare feet until she has compressed
enough of the little raisins to pile three
boxes into one. Xo hydraulic press could
do it any better. If it could we wouldn't
have the sand and grit the maidens feet
mingle with the fruit, without which no
dried corinths are genuine.
"Still. I shall expect folks to come iu here
and ask for dried currants just the same,"
said the learned grocer, as he went to wait
on a new customer. New York Sun.
In the Waterloo campaign Colonel Sir
Henry Hardinge, K. C. B., was British
commissioner with the Prussian army.
Toward the close of the battle of Ligny
his left hand was shattered hr r.,.,n.'i
shot, but such was his courage and resolu
tion mat, causing a tourniquet to be placed
on his arm. he reniHinitf nr. Tilii.Vm..'o
till the end of the struggle. Taken to the
nearest nut, nis Hand was unskillfully am
putated and he lost much blood. He was
bul.iseouent.lv converwl tn Warm Q.wl
quaint interview took place next morning
between him and the gallant, warm hearted
old marshal, the nonmint nf ..-l;..v, .A
' - . . V . M C 11C
in Lord Hardinge's own words:
-ext morning Blucher sent for me,
calling me 'Lieber Freund' and embracing
me. I neroeived he unipllnl
and rhubarb. He said to me, 'Ich stinke
etwas;' that he had been ohiiced to take
medicine, baring been twice ridden over
by t he cavalrv. but lie shunt. 1 lu, ..,
isfied if, in conjunction with the duke, be
was able now to defeat his old enemy. I
was told there had leen a great discussion
that night iu his rooms, and that Blucher
and Grollenau had carried the day for re-
luniuiug iu communication with the En
glish armv. but that Gneisonnn Ha.l ctf-ou.
doubts whether they ought not to have
lallen back on Liege." Atheua?um.
Schiller Liked Lightning.
- J . v i ii- . I , 1 1 uic
of Schiller. One day, in a tremendous
tbuuuerstorm. the family gathered to
gether in iil disguised terror. But Fritz
was missing, and the father, alarmed for
bis safety, sought him in vain iu all the
rooms of the house.
lie tt'PDt: our. flonrv tn cu-i r-,.U f,. .
.v 'in ii 1 1 l ii, c
truant, and, to his surprise, found him
jiticnru on h urancn or a solitary tree,
eagerly watching the heavens and the
flashes which lighted up the gloom. He
was wholly indifferent to the rain, which
hull vt. lin' tn t 1a eL-;., .....1
. .......... - . '.'vii', nuu lilt UrtU-
ger he incurred. To the sharp reproofs of
u, mc w repiieu, wun a glowing
"The lichtniiif? in ro lvniitiful f u-i.iuj
r - .. ... . n wiicii
to see where it came from." Exchange.
The Origiu of " Starboard."
"Starboard." which hm nln-ovi
puted by scholars as to ita meaning, has at
last been explained trit.h cut ifu. .....- ...
thority. Mr. K. Keat says that Dr. Kings-
icjr luiorms mm mat as "starboard" is, by
common consent, fmm "stMirhAmHi u
side on which the helmsman stood to 'grasp
ine steering paddle, so "larboard" is from
"leerboard," the empty side, where the
steersman didu't stand. Iu Hakluyt's
Voyages" there is this passage about
Ohthere. "Whereuiion Iia innVn lit, v.-u..A
directly north along the coast, having upon '
hie. tiuiTilwin..! .1.. . . i . . . t
v.-nuu i , aintijes me uesert land,
and upon the leereboord the maine ocean."
-.ew lorit sun.
rv i it
I VI C II NTIRE
This is Blanket WePv
White, pink, scarlet, gray, san
Here are a few prices showing
which way the prices blow.
White 65c per pair.
Scarlet, all wool, a good article,
Grey, all wool, smooth fin'sh, soft,
wonaernu lor price,
i1 ull assortmr.
l'-ai itv v.i,., .
ht:r eT c .
a t hrci.l -7.
lino r li c.
"i to best
to Duy CL0AT7P! t .
ux.sses cloaks k
-M ail a laie :-
JTLOCSIv I .Ji5-? Ttr' T'l:
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
riiiiiiiii I'll i i uii a
i ui iiiiui u aim OalTM
IN THE THREE CITIES',
1525 and 1527
124, 120 and 128
clemann & mmm
! K K LASD.
ROUND OAK STOVES
Are tlie Best.
Why b iy the imitations? for all others are only that,
when you can bay the genuine
BECKWITH ROUND OAK
For nearly the same price at
John T. Noftsker's,
Who Las also a fine line of WOOD M I JJTLES, BEiRTES,
GRATES, ETC. Sole agent for the celebrated
A.C0RN AND ALADDEN STOVES AND RANGES.
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Ave.
Kancfictnrer of all klnde of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Short s prcioity. Repairing none ncall; acd ;iron; i ? .
A bare of yonr patronage recpeetfaUy solicited. , T, . n
1818 Second Avenue. U.aAU.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
. - m fVf'IT 1 -
and Seventh A"ntip, "
& All kinds of carp-utur work a specialty. Plans and ettimaKs for :v ' -'-4a
Tjrnlsaej on SDplieatien.
In Massachusetts there
fooO.000.000 denrmitRrl in ttm-im,. i,onL.,
and all of it is iu small Hums, for tbe law
uura uoi aiiovr any person to draw interest
on more than fl.OUO in any bank.
The Cigar Par Excellence.
0PER1S, CONOHAS FINAS,
At Wholesale by