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THE AUG US, TUESDAY. Fr:BliUAKY 7, lSUa.
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infonts
and Children. It contains neither Opiwi, Morphine nor
ether Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substituto
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys V'orms and allays
feverishness. Castoria prevents vomit ills' Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the. food, regelates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy aud natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend.
ENGLAND THE WANDERING SING
ERS MAKE GOOD WAGES.
"Castoria Is an excellent medicine for cbil
atreo. Mothers have repeatedly told nie of iU
good effect upon their children."
Dk. G. C. 0"oood,
" Castoria is the best remedy for children of
Vnh I tin acquainted. I hope the day is not
&r distant when mothers willconM'ler the real
ivterest of their children, and use Cistorii in
etad of the vnriousqiiaek nostrums which are
destroying th-ir loved ones, by forcing opium,
Kirphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
ttiem to premature graves."
Da. J. F. Kikchcue,
" Castoria is s well adapted to children tha:
1 recommend it is superior toany prec-criptio:
known to me."
H. A. Archer, M. P.,
Hi So. Oiford St., Brooklyn, X. V
"Our physiclms in the children's depart
went have spoken highly of their exieri
ence in their outside practice w ith Cisto:-ia
and although we only have anioi.j ot;
niedica.1 supplier what is known as rer;u!.w
products, yet we are free to confess that the
merits of C:ist rid has won us to look wit!,
favor u;on it."
United Hospital and Pisrr.NSAtiy,
Ali.es C. Smii , Ves.,
The Centanr Company, T7 Mairay Street. New Yoi-k City.
rSCOKPOKATKD TJNUKB TEB MAT 1-t 'W.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
BOCK ISLAND, IU.,
Open dally from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock.
five par cent Interest paid on Deposits. Monevloanjd on Personal.
lateral, or Real Estate Security
T L MITCHELL. Prat. t C. DBNKMANN, Vice-Pres. 1. If . BCFORI), Cacfciat
r. L. Mitchell, B. P. Reynolds, F. C.Denkmann. John Crobsneh, E. P. Ball,
mil Mitchell, L. Simon, K. W. Korst, J. M. burord.
JAOZSOK a Ucbst, Solicitors.
i T" Began business Jaly 8, 1390, and occupy the 'outness! comer of 11 itchell A Lynde's new
Munro, De-Ene & Anderson,
Successors . to John Aster,
Wholesale and Retail Bate.
226 Market Square.
J. T. DIXO osr
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
City 'Bus and Express Line.
Telephone Rock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or express
wagon and you will receive pror? pt attention,
TIMHERLAKE & SPENCER, Props.
M. J. Parkep.
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
Ten or Fifteen Dollars a Week Is Not aft
tTnusnal Amount for a Good 'Week,
Work An Interesting Interview with the
leader of a Traveling TBand.
It was in a little court oft the Strand
where I caught "Brndder Johrii- , ' with
his three minstrel friends. They were just
moving off from that particular "pitch" to
another, where the police were not so anx
ious that they should "move on."
"That's the worst of our perfession 'ere,"
began Mr. Johnsing, as the end men call
him. "No sooner are you well fixed on
Rood pitch than the bobby conies and moves
yer on. Of course if we can make our col
lection before lie conns it doesn't much
matter." And here he chuckled.
"Then where can you make most money?"
"Oil, t the seaside; l.nt that is only dur-
inRthi: summer. In the late autumn end
winter we make for lxmtlou. There we find
a quiet street off one of the bis thorough
fares, or a square in Bloomsburv, or fur
ther away in tlje suburbs pays us best.
Our day is a long one, and I don't know
how many times we repeat our son.ss and
jokes. The money we collect on a pilch
varies prently. Sometimes we make as
much as five nhillinrs or six sbillinps,
which is not bad business for half an hour's
work. But then we may co from pitch to
pitch for a whole afternoon or niirht with
out petting more than a few coopers from
Hut at what do you aveniire vor.r week
"Well, that dooeiids. A bad, wet season
keeps the average low. lint, after all, i:i a
first nte company like onrs we per.orally
tnan ape to make at leat twoorthroc pounds
a week, i hat means workinp many hour
a day without rest. Wben we are at the
seaside we may even beat these enrninps.
but if we do i ' 's "rood liusiress. We a.lwavs
do we'll in l'.looni,-burv. Yon see. there are
a lot of f in ipners who lodpe there, and they
are always coininp and poinp. Our pro
gramme there of course never falls flat."
What caused you to turn to this busi
Why. because I b; d failed at evervthl'ip
else, r.ut 1 l.nl a liule talent ns a sinper
of comic pons m.d pl.:yel on the banjo,
and one 1'av 1 1 eeam e so desperate at mv
ill luck ;l ;.t it occurred to me to po into
the streets with a blackened face and trv
my h-md at repro minstrelsy. Well, the
first day's e.".mines produced s. 3'd. You
laupli. Init it. was a podsend tame. The
next day 1 did even better, and my earnings
for the first week caine to twenty-four
The next week I boupht an old fancv
negro minstrel costume from a secondhand
dealer, and as a result did better and bet
ter. In a mouth I had pot topether one or
two pals, and we then determined to storm
Brighton. We did so and made a lot. of
money. Kach of us was twenty pounds in
pocket at the end of the season. We had
boupht a concertina, tambourine and Imi.e-
for the fray, and these, with mv baiiio.
'painted the town red.'
"Here's something which vm rra. . or
may not like to put down. Not h.r.:-. :
we alwavs made a pilch oj i o- u- ,
in Bayswater and performed -.v f
gramme for the lienefit of u lit . ! -.
five boy, whose mother wiinie.i "
him. We went there every i'.iv f:r . ti..: Ij
every time do;np som"thmp tm:. ile
day after the end of the month we a:.-ei;i
went to the house, but the blind .re
down. A servant came out and told us; bat
the mother had left ns a ten pound note.
She had taken her little boy to Torquay,
where be was expected to die. I shall never
forpet the merry way in wljch the young
ster laughed at our jokes." And "lirmider
Johnsitia" looked as sad as he could with a
coal black face.
VIlow lonp are ynu going to keep up your
"Oh, as long as it pays. We have to con
tinually find soincUii'.ip fresh to sing, and
if you've a joke or t --o about you we shou Id
be ghul to use them. Sometimes we gag as
much as Arthur Roberts, and t.thrr of our
jokes we discover in the comic papers.
Talking of Arthur Roberts reminds me
that many street minstrels have pone onto
the muic hail stage. Otic mnn I know
makes quite ten pounds a week in winter
in taking turns at the 'halls,' spending the
summer lime u,l the seaside, where he earns
quite as mnc h. Pome day I hope to try bis
kind of btjsinc ss.
"What kind of songs do we sing? Oh.
any that are popular. You see, we may
sing as mar y as we care, whether they are
copyrip'nt or not, and I know n man in the
same line as myself who can always get a
crowd aronnd him ky singing some of Gil
bert und .Sullivan's songs from the Savov
operas. Put some of C iicvalier's songs po
down quite as well. : To, there are not
many troops of minstrels who perform in
the streets, although there are a number of
single performers on the banjo who go
aronnd t he 'publics' ntid take their luck in
earning a copper."
By this time Ihe troop bad reached an
other pitch, where I left "Brndder John
sing," who was at that moment endeavor
ing to explain to the obtuse "Brndder
Bones" an eay conundrum .of which ev
erybody else nl once saw the solution.
Ii tnnnldfc. v.; Fois..
J. B. Wilson. 371 Oiv ..tre t. ha'-pi-t-urg,
Pa , say xiii not tve withoti'
D- Kiotr's New U sc -verv f r coiipUinj
tin, couatu au1 .! is. that it cur. d uis
wife who was thrt ateaed with pneumonia
after an attack o "la grippe," when va
rious other remedies and several physi
cians had dune ber no eood. Robert
Barber, of Cooksp..n, Pa., claims Dr.
Kii.fj'6 New Dt&covt-rv os uone him more
itood thun tnithirii he ever used for
lung trouble. Nothing hb- it. Try it.
Free trial bottles at Uar z & Bahnsen's
drop store. Larpr bottles, 50c and f 1.
This remedy is oecomiog so well known
ol fo popular as to of-ea no special men
tion. All who haye ued Electric Bitters
sing the Fime sone of praise. A purer
menicint: does nottxist and it is pnarant
eed to do all tbf.i is claimed. Electric
Bitters will cure all diseasts of the liver
and kidneys will remove pim, les, boils,
saU rheum and other nffeciions caused by
impure bit d. Wil .Ittve m-iUria from
the rsi-m and prevent as well as cure fall
m!srin! b vers For c. vv of headacbe,
consiipstion atid indipesijo.i 'ry Electric.
Bitters En ire svis-.. tbn -uaranteed.
or money rcfui i!' (i - Price SO cents and
1. 00 per 'ott a' i!.:z & K a Rosen's
. : i ! (. v L '
Vr; . . 'T ii'? ir .' . 'it rj'j.
luuifaca, u:tiei, ?!t rbeoui, fevti-i
seres, tetler, ebspu'd :Tt.;.s. ,5hilMa;rs,
corns nnd all skin eracticn:-. ' J- si
livelv cures piles, or to fvy :eoiar :. it
ie ire iracteed to give .--r. "
or nion-y tcftinded. 'i " '
ha. For A '5..-,r. -v.:e-
111 kind 8 of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimaifc
furaished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth et. Rock Island.
avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS
FOR CATALOGUE ADDRE.iS
J. C. DUJS0AN. Proprietor.
Koek Island Brass Foundry
m ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Jtr kiinIflof brass, bronze and Blorainum' bronze; casting, all shades nd temvere Mas
a specialty of brass metal pattern and arth?t;c work.
Sboi i kd Orice At 1811 First avenne, near Ferry landing, . BOCK ISLAND.
J. MAGER, Proprietor;
ELY'S CREAM BA1.M-i1mmwh ti e Nnal ri
- ------ mipji m. -
i in i n II mi, ' i 'Hi ii " Mill ata
7 aj fif
w.-v Mi- Jr. ak
IJ'A rt . t aW
ra ir,s b y' kHwm-! c &
CAvea Relief it once for Oolfl in I! eafl.
Jnlu inln the .XoatriU. It it Ouieklv A wrbei.
atitJ50c. Xru;ists or by nail, ELY BK0&, Bti Wane a Xu, X. T. tte
When Paly iw sl.'k, we. jraw. m-r afria.
"hon cue. was a Oiilil, she criitl for C.istoriJk
TV!!en she beenme 5Iiss, she clung t' GiL'-toria.
Wben she had Children, she gave thorn Castoria.
Children Cry for
Lane's Family Medicine movis
the bowels each d-iy.Most people need
to use ii.
Chiken Cry for
For beauty, for comfo l for improve
wnt of the complexion 'ise ouly Ti-z-zoni's
Powder: 'h'-r1 1 f in eauoi to.
Ch'iSdrei. Cry for
Kemp's Bni?am wili
plot tue ugh at
is and will ever be the
Mj tli of the Cliff Iwe!lrrs Kxludrd.
The fuble of the so calleil cliff builders
and cuve tlwclkrs iw a flistinet race or
races 1ms Veen itlisoltitelr exploded in sei
cnee. The fact is tli.-it the cliff dvrellers
and the enve dwellers of the southwest
were Puelilo Indians, pure and simple.
Even a careless eye can find the proof iu
every corner of the southwest. It vras a
question not of race, but of physical geog
The Pueblo cnt his parmerit according to
his cloth, arid whether he burrowed his
bouse or built, it of mud bricks or stone
bricks or cleft, stone, atop a cliff or in caves
or shelves of its face, depended dimply upon
his town site. The one iuflexible rule was
security, uud to pain that he took the
"shortest'' cut offered by Lis Kurrouud;i..
When he found LbuM lf'-.-.s be sometimes
did iu this volcanic rant,e iu a rcjziou of
tufa. clifis lit; simply whittled out his" res
idence. In the commoner hard rock canyons
he built rtoue houses in whatever safest
place. In the valleys he made and 'aid
adolx-s. He sometimes even dovetailed nil
these varieties of architecture iu one and
the same settlement. C. J". Lunimis iu
Khenaatisa Ctrea tn t Day.
"Mvsiic Cure" for Rheumatism and
Neurileia radically turtg iu one to three
days. Its action upon the syttem is re
markable and mjEterious. It removes at
onceC the catise and the disease immed
ite'7 'apDears. 1 The'first dose ereatly
benefits. Warranted by Otto Grot jar,
druggist, Rock Island.
Gotit. InfltiertKa. Backache,
Pains in the Side. Chest and
Joints, Neuralgia, Sprains, Sec.
Ueiura yon need to Dny, ootaia
f" FREE OF CHARGE -
the valnable boot: "Guide to Health,"witl
endorsements ot prominent pjsicans.
17 Warren Sir.,
Prize Medals Awarded !
European H crates: Bndolstadt, London.
liaremberc, Konstem, Leipsio.
& 50 Cts. a bottle, For Sale
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JAKES R. WtlTE,
Ktnaf pt of Vaite's Celelintd Cr.medy Cft,
Prerainm iSEad hnd OrcLeotra.
Dr. Ifllrs XZrdiral Cn., Elkhart, InH.
- Yon will remember ttie condition I was In Arts
yoari ugn, wheu 1 wus Milirted with a combinv
turn ef discii'-cs, and tlioui ht there was no mcl
9an w 1 tried all k::;.'t: ! irRd:cine,Bnd scores
rf emuistit jihvsician. Mvtereiereproiitrated.
lroduciiie dizziue-s. ri.i trouble nd all tbeilis
tuat make liie miiotabie. I coouneuced to take
DR. MILES' NERVINE
and in three months ws PtnrrcTty curo
J n mv traveldeaeh vear, heu 1 see the thoutaiiCj
cf j-hymcal wrecks, sufferiug from nervous nros-
trutiou. Inking presenptiona Iron
i"3 l-cil physicians whohavenoknnwl-
t 2rm edge of their ctse. and whose death
lr ce-tain, I feel like Roinis to them and tayimr,
arr ci. Macs' NenviMC ana t euto.- la
n-.yprolusfion, . m whera there
crtwmiuiKuf .1 Mr L3 Coras from
m-erwurk,men-' II tal prostra
tion and nervous exhaustion, bronent on by tho
character of Uie business engaged In, I wouid
SES THOU SAN DS
at a burt cure tot all BuEeriiig from these cansea,
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Sold on a Poaitive Guarante.
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Authorof the St.i.ici.irj "! i
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is In no way ipi :.i 'us
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tnin advertisemet! -1 ;;iii "i raas riviU iV.
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lit 1 11 ',' l iim :nr': - f aj. I naij r lLl$ l"J:tv ' n ' -r
misleaitinK. ami eimnoi O'.ssihly p.;.ilv to Van II-htten's Cui W " '' '"
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