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THE AJ1GUS, TUESDAY", JUXEIS, I8Ua.
Mavor T. J. Med ill goes to Chicago
tonight to see the big fair.
Tho subject f the Ninth street M
K. ehnrchthis evening; is'"Hell."
A. K. Philleo . of Alexis.-is , spend
in- the day in his old home in the
city. ! ( .
There will be no proaebing service
at the South Pa.rk Mission chapel
. WantedA girl. Must. !n a good
eook. Wages . Call at 2321
President K. R. Cable, of the Hoik
Island road, was. in the city yester
day on business.
Mrs. K. B. Iwry has returned
from a pleasant visit to friends in
Indiana and elsewhere.
Mrs. C. P. Comegys and daughter.
Miss Mary, are enjoying an extended
visit to the' World's Fair.
Wanted A boy about 16 to take
eare of horse and do work about a
"place. Apply at 101 Seventh ave
Misses llattie and Mary Carter left
for Chicago yesterday to visit friends
and inspect the great Columbian Ex
position. Miss Carrie Kemble left for Chica
go yesterday, where she will ioin her
sister, Miss Liz.ie, for a visit at the
Monroe Kohn ihas sold his 3S-foot
front lot on Thrd aven ue with house
thereon to 1.. Simon for a considera
tion of t.2.i.
For rent A good office in Buford
block on Seventeenth street. For
terms apply at residence, 101
If vou have any second hand cloth
ing or anything else, leave your or
der at 1622 Second avenue. Ladies
or gents promised attention.
An important meeting of the Santa
Maria society is called at the rooms
of the Schnell club this evening at
7:30. All members should be pres
ent. Martin lirockman. a laborer in the
Moeller mill yard at Davenport, was
prostrated by the heat at 4:30 yester
day afternoon, and was taken to his
boarding house, where he died short
ly after from the effects.
Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Morrison and
little daughter Genevieve, arrived in
the city this morning and are visit
ing at the residence of Mrs. Morri
son's mother. Mrs. Ann Dolly on
Twenty-tifth street. They are on
their way to the World's fair.
Messrs. S. H. Velie and William
Jackson have called a meeting of the
Columbian note signers at the rooms
oftheMoline Business Men's asso
ciation at 7:.0 this evening, to hear
the declaration prepared by them re
lating to the grounds. It is to the
interest of all involved to be present.
William McConochie. Spencer Mat
tison and C. E. Case were appointed
commissioners to make the estimate
for the Seventeenth. Nineteenth and
Twenty-third street pavements, and
M. (i. "Mills, V. M. Blandiug aud
Phil Miller were appointed commis
sioners m the Third ward sidewalk
City Electrician William Dickman
sustained a severe shock while mend
ing some of the city wires at Kiev,
enth and Third avenue, after the lire
this morning. Standing in the
water and bringing the two wires to
gether he completed the circuit, and
the shock was a result. Mr. Dick
man was render d partially uncon
scious and was carried into a yard
near bv. where he soon revived.
. Today the running meeting of the
Davenport fair and exposition asso
ciation opens, with a good field of
entries booked for all the events. For
the stake race today nine horses are
entered, for race No. '2 then- are
three entries, and for Nos. 8. 4 and
r. there are live each. Trains will
leave the Perry street depot, Daven
port, at 2 o'clock and every half hour
thereafter as long as. they are needed,
and will bring the crowd back after
the races are over, while elect rie cars
also run direct to the grounds. Tin
rn nni ng meet ing i-- an c perimen t ,
and it rcni'iin- t ! .-ecu whether it
will be :i -iicee-- I: n ;i nci :il 1 y. The
races promise t be g..d one- at all
Wli;tt Hie . Jieiiii:-tii . - I or thr? 1 'arsirr.
Only a short. t:n:f i.y.o tr!:c sr.n;:::;r of
1WK) two fertilizers wore suddenly r.bicr-d
upon the Indiana market und fcolil for
$7.50 jiml S'.-'O .or ton, respectively.
Those were analyzed by the f tate chemist,
nnd the former wns found to have a value
of ?.".7C and the latter of S'4.44 per ton.
These were out nnd out swindles, yet had
it not been for a prompt publication from
the state experiment station ttt Purdue
university as to their real character, many
farmers of the state of Indiana would have
been unmercifully swindled.
In view of the fact that millions of dol
lars' worth of fertilizers are sold yearly, id
the United States one can readily under
stand how great is the sum of money that
is beinp yearly saved to the fanners of the
country through the interposition of the
chemist. Professor Charles S. Plumb in
Popular Science Monthly.
", jWAGNER IN PRIVATE LIFE.
1 t. : '-
In Employee of tlio-Gront Composer Re
lates Some Interesting Notes.
Dr. Hans Richter, the famous conductor,
it will be remembered, after fulfilling a
long engagement as a torn player at the
tiartnerthor theater in Vienna was recom
mended by Esser to Wegener, then in need
it a copyist nnd proceeded to Trielscben,
aear Lucerne, where he spent ipward of a
rear (October, 1S00, to December, 1867) under
aia roof and made the first fair copy of the
"Meistersinger." Of his early experiences
Dr. Richter speaks as follows: "J was in
stalled in"n room on t he upper story of the
villa, and during the first three months of
my sojourn lived t litre absolutely alone,
taking even my meals in solitude. Wag
ner's study was just under yny room, and
there he wcrl.cd r.s a rule all the morning
without intern: pt ion. He was then en
gaged on the 'Meistcrsinger,' and when he
had finished a page cf the score lie used to
bring it to me himself, often with the ink
still wet, -mid I in my turn set to work to
copy it immediately.
. "In the afternoon, after the midday meal,
which was regularly served at 1 o'clock, I
was with equal regularity expected to ac
company Wagner on his walk, which al
ways lasted several hours. On these walks
Wagner generally appeared to be deeply
absorbed and did not speak. I imagine
that he was still engaged in composition.
However, he insisted that I should always
accompany him. At that time I was still
extremely shy and reserved, with little ex
perience of the ways of society, but as these
walks were to a certain extent part of my
duty I fancied that it was obligatory upon
me to entertain the master who strode si
lently by my side. Goodness knows what
tortures I underwent in my efforts to find
subjects likely to interest him. I positive
ly trembled as I started the dialogneon the
spur of the moment.
One day shortly after my arrival it
was, I think, our seconil or third walk. I
thought I had hit upon a capital subject
and ventured to sound Wagner upon his
own works. Cau you U-ll me. Herr Wag
ner, which opera you prefer "Tannbaei:s
er" or "Tristan:-" ' Wagner burst into a
loud fit of laughter and replied. 'How can
you ask me such a silly question?' That
was all his answer, and the conversation
ended there. From that day I never ven
tured to break silence unless Wagner gave
me the lead, so that our walks liocamemom
silent than ever."
Being asked whether Wagner ever con
sulted him on the use of the different in
struments. Dr. Kichter replied:
"Xo. On this point aguer had no ueit
of advice. He was better informed than
any one else, t u one single occasiou. how
ever, he came up to my room with a page
of his score, still unblotted, and pointing
out a passage said. "Do you think this
phrase cai be performed on the horn at so
rapid a tempo!' Isn't it too difficult The
passage in question is in the finale of the
second act of the "Meistersinger, where the
horn takes up the theme of Heckmesser's
'Serenade. 1 examined the passage and re
assured him immediately. 'Certainly it
can be played, but it will sound very queer
and nasal. 'Capital:' cried Wagner, that's
exactly what I meant it to le. It is sure to
have a comic effect. And accordingly I
had to take my horn and play the pasaoge
over several times. w agnor was over
joyed; the effect was exactly what he had
intended. I had brought my horn with me
from Vienna, and in the summer evenings
I used to take c. boat and row off to a little
islet opposite the villa, where, ensconced in
the long grass and undergrowth. I would
play on my favorite instrument till I was
out of breath. Xext day Wagner would
" 'I say, Richter, what were you phvtir.fr
" 'Well, nieiter,' I would reply, "it whs
a passage from the 'Meistcrsinirt.r."" and
Wagner would srnile and apj.-ear del :;.':".
"Finally, on Christ mas day, ;;:"u : 1 '..::il
been nearly three months in th. h-. I
was invited for the first time and r re.--::td
to Mme. Cosima Wagner. From t':a: di:y
onward I was treated like t rie of tiio l.
hold nnd dined-every day and spent every
evening in the family circle. Every cveuing
Wagner used to read nhr.Mh At thnt date
the stories of Hoffman were in grej;t lnvor,
and Wagner read them incomparably wih
the utmost animation. In this cumot ;ii.n
I remember that when 'Tristan was i'.ir-t
put in reUvtirsal iit Vienna. in l"-0-. Wagner
came onodny to read his poem totLe art Isfes
in order to enable them to enter into the
spirit of the work. Some of them after
ward declared that if Wagner hmrdt-voted
himself to the histrionic career he would
certainly have become the most remarkable
actor of his t ime.
"Ho accompanied Ids roaditig with' n
wealth of gesture RU1 of facial play which,,
to quote the words of the artists of the:
Burg theater, while betraying his complete
ignorance of the tricks of the trade, never
theless revealed an extraordinary talent for
diction and representation. I have men
tioned that Wagner's workroom, where he
was engaged on the score of the 'Meister
singer,' was exactly underneath the room
which I occupied in his house. During the
1.5 months which I spent at Triebsclien I
can positively state that I never once heard
the sound of t ho i i.-:o in his rxm. This
shows that when cot.itositig or not ing down
Lis ideas he was never in the habit of try
ing how it would sound on t he pianoforte.'
The Skill ami Temperof IiuiV.K-r.
Queer and racy are tbif tales told of the
skill of the Maine shipbuilders in the use
of the adze and broadax. One old time
yarn is of a enrpenter who applied very
drunk at a shipyard for employment. In
order to have a little fun with him, the
foreman set him to give a proof of his skill
by hewing out a wooden lolt with no chop
ping block but a stone. The carpenter ac
complished his difficult task without mar
ring the keen edge of the broadax and
showed the foreman a neatly made bolt.
Then he brought the ax down with a ter
rific blow that shattered its edge irpon the
stone. "I can hew fust rate on your chop
ping block," he hiccoughed, "but 1 11 be
blamed if I can make the ax stick in it
when I git through." The story runs that
the foreman lost uo t ime in employing such
a workman. New York Sun.
LVU 111 I
The only Pure Creanvof Tartar Powder, No Ammonia; No Alum
-Used in Millions of Homes 40 i'eais Jthe Standard.
PhiUlDS Brooks Choice of a Profession.
A story is widely quoted that Phillips
Brooks, when about to graduate, went to
the president of Harvard college for advico
regarding the choice of a profession, and
that the president said: "It is well in such
a case to lay aside impossible professions.
Now, on account of the impediment in
your speech, you could never preach."
This is so good a story that it is a pity to
spoil it, but after the election of Mr. Brooks
as bishop he was asked about its truth.
"I did consult with the president," he an
swered, "and he encouraged me to choose
the ministry. He did not tell me I could
not preach because of my stammering, be
cause I never did stammer, you know!"
. Then he 6poke, with some amusement, of
the permanence of such groundless reports.
and said that he had that very week re
ceived a letter trom an English boy who
was a stammerer, and who begged to know,
for his own sake, how Dr. Brooks had been
"I shall have to tell him that I can't help
him at all!" he concluded, with a touch of
regret. Christian Union.
THE GETTTXG IT DOWN
is bad enough, with the ordi
nary pill. But the having it
down is worse. And, after
all the disturbance, there's
only a little temporary good.
From beginning to end, Dr.
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets aro
better. They're the smallest
and easiest to take tiny-sugar-coated
any child is ready for. Then
they do their work so easily
and so naturally that it lasts.
They absolutely and perman
ently cure Constipation, In-
aigeswon, ninous Attacks,
Bick and Bilious Headaches, ami all derange
ments of the liver, stomach and bowels.
They're fi'taranteed to give satisfaction, or
your money is returned.
TriE makers of Dr. Sajre's Catarrh
Remedy say: "If we cau't cure your
Catarrh no matter what your case is,
we'll pay you Si00 in cash." Now you
can see what is said of other remedies,
aud decide which is most likely to cure
you. Costs only 50 cents.
I i. ii
RK TfOU IN NEED?
-1 1 , -v M
Want a cook
Want, a partner
Want a situation
Want to rest room?
Want a eervant girl
Want to ell a farm
Want to sell a house
Want to exchange anjtbinfr
Want te cell household goods
Want to make any real estate loans
Want to sell or trade for anytnlnc
Want to find customers for anything
VSK THESE COLUMNS.
THE DAILY AKGUS DELIVERED AT YOUR
door every erenlng for UHc per week.
'OR RBNT. HOUSE OF TEN ROOMS.
iuire at llli Third avenue.
FOU!D-A CHILD'S PURSE CONTAIN INGA
small nam cf motey. Finder may have
same at A Re us office by paying charjrrs.
WANTED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN FOR
home employment or to travel. 535 and
expenses. Call on L. Dustman, Sixteenth
WANTED GLAZIERS : t-HOP WORK;
eteady employment for raptd workers.
The Morgan Co , west Twenty -second and Union
etreets, Chicago, 111.
AGENTS WANTED AGENTS TOTAKB OK
den? In every town and city; commission or
libera! salary to saeresfi'al solicitors; stead
work. Seed references and secure territory
promptly. Ellwantrer i Barry, Mt. Hope nurser
ies. Rochester. N. .
WE WANT AT ONCE, RELIABLE MEN
everywhere (loeal or traveling) to adver
tise and keep our show cards tacked up in towns
on trees anil fences alon-j public rols. Steady
work in your own county . $70 t month salary
and 53 a day expenses deposited in your hank
when started. Franco German Electro Co., Box
WANTED TWO OR THREE MKNTOHEP
resentonr well known lionse in Oin stme.
Our men handle five or six lines of articles which
enables us to pny handsome wnces. salaried
range from 575 to jlil a month, according to ma
terial in the men. L. L May ,t Co., SI.Pjui,
Minn , nurserymen, florists, seedsmen, seed po
tatoes, implements, etc.
: MOUNTAIN DKW
is the best skin lotion in ue. . ,t contains no
mineral or oily substances. Sold by
THE "QUICK MEAL" is the only
stove having a tank that cannot be taken off
for filling, nnlesa the bnrnera ara closed.
THE "QUICK MEAL" is the only
stove having an indicator to show when the
burners are open or closed.
THE "QUICK MEAL" is the only
stove having glass tubes to show the drip
ping of eacoline when the stov j is in use.
THE "QUICK MEAL" is the only
stove having burners that cann t be opened
farther than necessary.
THE "QUICK MEAL" is the only
stove having all par's made of material
which cannot rest.
1615 and 1617 Second A vt-nu-.
1815 Second Ave.
Koester & Martin
-Base Ball Headquarters. -
THE WARREN BROWN CO.
Room 15, Dittoe Blocks Davenport, comer
Third and Brady.
H paire Medical treaiii-c containing much infor
m:ition and many valuable receipts free upon application.
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
Always on hatid the Wiest hrands of dorcestic
and imported clears. All brands of tobacco.
The score of all the ball games wi'l be received
L. GLOCKHOPF, Prop.,
1F0S Second Avenue.
Guide to ?
For the beginning of Summer
visit all departments.
SILKS for beauty, style and
comfort, at eilk counter
WOOL FABRICS, novelties in
weaves, varied in c.lors.
UMBRELLAS for the summer
and rain, at Umbrella stand
LAWKS, muslins, mulls, defy
the heat, expense not great,
produces "fetching" effects,
at cotton goods counter.
Scotch and (Inn ,
gandies or fhan.breyy0r"
can t misa tht-m.
.. .ui a
riety marked styles at tl.
RIBBONS and lacs.
"uo tir rcr.
nis acd outine, at noveh
-yuiinig in reason
in beauty and worth
this store is headquar
The Columbia :
These Prices Speak for themselves
One Price to all-Spot Cash.
Lace Curtains for the Week.
Our $0 23 Lace Curtains now - - - $.-,03
t mr 5 50 Lace Curtains now .... 4 5,3
Our 4 50 Lace Curtains now ... 3 95
Take your choice out of wash basket full for 10c. Buy sow.
a t-: 1, 4. 1 J 3 4. i .1, ,
uijuui uu iuui-iu iiauu, uuu ituu lyuiis til ail euau'-S. voir
choice tor 25c 25c. They will be sure to move at their
prices; come early and get your pick.
Tatent Mop Stick at Ke. 3-hoop Wooden Pails 15c. 15:i-t .
up. Spaulilinjj: National Lvalue 1.25, Parlor Match, s l"c .t
F G. YOUNG, Proprietor.
1728 Second A v.
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON K0ECKRITZ,
Analytic anfl DispensiDfi Pharmacist
Is row located in his new building at the corner cf F:f'.h sv. . :
, . , . and Twenty-third street.
J. F. KosKNriELD. T . I. -'.-.'.-.
Plumbers, Steam, Gas Fitters
llivi Ilcatini' and Sanitarv PlunilinLr.
I'm IS '
For sonn' timu wo have been ne
gotiating with several of the best and
largest Clotliinr Manufacturers in
Chicago, who, owing to the crisis in
the money market, have been com
pelled to unload. FOR SPOT CASH
we haye made a purchase of oyer 500
MEN'S SUITS which we have placed
un sale some of them at
LESS THAN HALF THEIR WORTH
83.8S for suits worth
4.S8 " "
It would be an e:iy ! r
to ijuote S.x Suit :i - '
sl-i.t(t, or the 7.-' '
wortli 15.m as .-nni.' !
the habit of doin. v'
FACTS only, and w
no other dealer can ln-r;:i ' '
any of tlie above '!-' !"1
price we are selling.
THEY ARE REAL til'-NL"
Shoe Store 1804 Second avenue.
Largest Clothing and Shoe Stores in Rock Island County
Clothing Store 1729 Second Avenue.
Some immense bargains in Boys' suits among the lot.