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THE AJiGUS, MONDAY, JULY 24, 1S1K.
CITYCHAT. Read the Columbia add on eighth Kinst Wagner went to Muscatine tkis morning. Buy your handkerchiefs this week ml the Columbia. Mr. II. CI. Baker, of Hampton, is minting in the city. Special sale on silver plated frames Shis week at the Columbia. Special bargains this week at the Columbia. Head big ad. on this page. Mrs. Lieut. Garlington returned to t home at Ft. Kiley, Kan., this morning. " ' Blueberries, blackberries, grapes, California peaches, pears and plums mi Hess Bros. At the Watch Tower this week Ito's full band lias been engaged the concerts. If you want a vegetable of any liod call up Hess Bros. They have full line always on hand. See our fall line of carpets before you buy. Price lower than ever. Terms easy. (1. O. Huckstaedt. Big drive on side boards, dining lab es, parlor suits and wardrobes. Cash or credit. (I. O. Huckstaedt. Give the bain- a ride. We are showing some beauties in carriages. Cash or credit, (i. O. Huckstaedt. All fancy Oxfords, "white, tan, petttit leathers, in fact everything iacluded in the rebate shoe sale M. K. A change in one of ltock Island's Yading mercantile establishments is Mieofthe probabilities of the near luture. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Graves, of iicloit. Wis., have arrived to make Vheir future home with their son, A. P. Graves. Misses liazell. of Atlanta. Georgia, nd the Misses Baker of Plnliptown, Massachusetts, are guests f Miss Marion Baker. Tell every':i,iily-:i!l your rela tives, friends :uid neighbors that 'his is the week of the M. & K. re bate shoe sale. The leaving time of tin- Pro.-pee t .wk special outing train has hern changed to 7 o'clock at the Harper tonse, instead of 7:3-. H. C. A-!:!.:iugli. of Kan Claire, Wis., arrived in tin; city Saturday TC-nitig for a short viit. Mrs. Asli iaiugh being already here. Ida Lauverer.ce. the Harper house .laundry girl so severely scaldt d 10 4ays since, is not so well today, alarming symptoms having devel pcd. Mrs. M. A. Hart, who has been isiting at the residence of R. Cramp Son, leaves tonight for her home at Philadelphia, expecting to visit the World's fair en route." John Sauerman has broken ground at the corner of Third avenue and Twenty-third street for a 2-storv trick, for which Contractor Schrcin c has the contract. It will cost about $;!.H'.i. Mr. and Mrs. Harris and Mrs. J. R. Britton leave this evening for Wilton. Ia.. where they will spend a few days. On their return Mr. and Mrs. Harris will leave for their home Ijondon, Eng. Manager Kindt's variety of attrac tions at the Tower yesterday after wori were well en joyed by a large umber of people. Bleuer's band furnished music in the band stand, 3 addition to the features which were presented in and about the Inn. Mrs. Mary Cahall, the woman who took the overdose of chloral Saturday, having secured the prescription from Dr. Sala to relieve her nervous con dition duo to the morphine and opium habit, with strict instructions to take it in accordance with instruc tions, rallied Saturday night and to ilay is in a fair way to recovery. The Union of Sunday morning makes considerable noise about Street Superintendent Ward tearing p defective walks on Fourteenth-and-a-half street, between Seventh and Eighth avenue, Saturday. The walks removed were exceedingly ob jectionable, and the superintendent of streets waamply justified in pur suing the course he did. The Hook Island Citizen Improve ment association held a special Meeting Saturday evening. Presi dent Jackson in the chair, the pur pose being to consider the proposi tion to give an informal supper at the Tower inn. It was determined to give an informal supper the latter part of the present week if possible, and President Jackson was clothed with full power to make all arrange ments, calling to aid such members an he should see tit in carrying out the plans, and it is expected the ttonypleted details will he announced In a dav oi two. The I2ducatrl Hoosier Cockroach. "While a gentleman was at his office desk a day or two ago, one of these dis reputable roaches ran across the paper n which he was writing. He flipped it against the wall with his finger, and it Iwanded back on the desk, lighting upon Ss back. It remained motionless for motne time until it recovered from the f-ock and then endeavored to get upon sis feet again, but in vain. Smaller loaches passed fcy their prostrate brother, ridently without noticing it, but a larger me came along pretty soon, stopped, vent over to tho one that lay upon its lack, straddled across it, and giving it m quick jerk with its forelegs landed it Jeftly upon its feet, and the two disap peared over the edge of the desk. In dianapolis News. RAT-AND-CAT BATTLE. A lleninrkable Enig tment, With the I. in of Milium Kevened. "When the cats aie away the mice will play," is an old saving, as every body knows. The liAle blue-coats at tho Western Union telegraph office, in the Board of Trac e building, have changed this to mak 3 it read, "When the rats are away th.s cats will play." They claim that tho 1 irgest and oldest rodents in Louisvil e are in their otlice. and they ought to know, for they go every day into every quarter of the city. The Western Union rats are enormous, says the Courier Journal. F.ven Mam.ger Smith does not deny that. One day Mr. Smith dropped a sug gestion beiore a -roip of his mes senger bo.s ;i fe v oat tuiht tic away with Is-; !i.i.-ar.cn. These littie fel'.cws to'J ail '.h r boys in the o;,;c:;, and n-.wl d.iy cats lounged upon all tho k -. in the corners, behind door :tn i all over operators' table.?. A 1 t of food was brought down from tho Gait house, and .tho cats thought they bad leen brought to an iititution for poor and aged felines to sj end tho clos ing days of their Lvcs. All went well for a few hours, and then tho fun bejran. An old rat, weighing some two or three pounds, walked into the middle of Manager Smith's office with his customary impudence and was soon the discoverer of the fact that thcro were a great many strange animals around. At lirst ho could not imagine what they could be, but after pushing ,liis nose against the soft hair of one o' them he re membered that they v.erc cuts. Ia his youth he had hcaid about them. Instantly the old rat went into his hole, but he was soon matching back at the head of a brigade of veterans full of fight Then l ow the fur did fly! Out of every loor the cats rushed pell mell, the army of rats after them. In a fe.v minutes the rats returned from t lie chase and took possession of the Gait house moat that had been served to their encmie;. That was several months ago. and since then a cat. large or small, his never darkened the door way of the Western Ur ion.. The rats hold the fort. Manager Smith Fays ho has submitted, and thinks nothing of seein a bi rodent sitting on his desk playing with the -ed-ink bottle. A s-,iii!i liogar in tlio Oi.Ien Time. Thi man. who flourished in the we-t or Scotland, was known under the fa oiiliar cognome i of Cabbage Chu! li lie was a mendicant on a wholesale plan of operation. Not contented with his owj simple exer tions he kept a numerous band of beggars in pay. w ho v.- ;nt abroad as bis servants throughout the eountry, nd who. coming bac to the ap pointed rendezvous at the end of the week, gave up all the proceeds of their industry to him, :.nd received a certain allowance, n-c iously agreed upon, amounting to from ten to liftecn shillings per week. By a talent that might not have disgraod more cele brated names, he contrived to organ ize and reduce to a perfect system what would appear almost imprac ticable considering the habits of those with vhym he iad to deal. He even found means of detecting the smallest dishonesty on the part of his men, and he acq tired such a strange influence over tt cm that they durst make no remonstrance against the severity of his rules nor complain of tho penalties and ta:;es to which he sometimes subjected them. Early Lake Vessels. The first sailing vessel on Lake Superior, the Griffin, was. launched in 1679 by Father Hennepin, and was wrecked on her first return trip from Green bay. The first American vessel launched was built at Euo in 1797, England and France having monopo lized the lake shipping to that time. The first steam vessel "aunched on the upper lakes was Walk-in-the-Water, built at Black Rock in 1818. Her advent in Cleveland is remem bered by some aged citizens. In 1849 the total tonnage was 161,832 tons, valued at $7,368,000. In 1862 there were steamers, aggregating 125, C20 tons, and 1,152 sail ng vessels, with a capacity of 2."7,6'S9 tons, tho total value being $ll,8;2,-4oO. In 1891 there were 1,592 steamers and 2,008 sailing vessels, aggregating 1,154,870 tons and valued at $70,000, 000. Mot o tonnage was put afloat in the past four years than vas in exist ence on the lakes at the close of the war. In value the output of the last two years is double that t f the whole lake (lect in lSf5. 1:! Now York, of Course. Visitor I have here a roera en tho "beautiful Editor My dear sir, we have 10,000 poems on '-the beautiful snow" on band, and we don't want any more. "Then perhaps, sir, you will allow mc to continue. My poem is on"Thc Beautiful Mud." "We'll take that, young man." Texas Sittings. London Girl's Club. A docn bright college girls in London have started a truly educa tive club. It is called the "School of Fiction" and each member is sup posed to write a story a month. These creations are read at tho fort nightly meetings and are then bound in a precious volume, which becomes the joint property of the club mem bers. At the Circus. Aunt Maria Jest look ai that fel ler with his head in that lion's mouth! Why don't it bite im? Undo Josh I 'spect he uses the Mmo sort o1 hair oil as lhat feller that comes to see Cynthy, and it makes the lion sick. Iniianapolii Journal THE FIRST USE OF GAS. . The Honor of Its Iotroductiou Belong - to William Murdoch. Great was the amazement of all Europe when, at about the close of tho last century, William Murdoch discovered that gas could be used for illuminating purposes. So little was tho invention understood by those who had not seen it in use that even the great and wise men (?) of the British parliament laughed at the idea. "How can there be a light without a wick?" said one member of that august body with a wink and a knowing nod. Even tho great Sir Humphrey Davy ridiculed the idea of lighting towns and civics with gas. He one day asked Murdoch: -Do you mean to use the dome of St. Paul's for your gas meter?" Sir Walter Scott also made merry of the gaa idea and - of tho coming attempt to -illuminate London with smoke from a tar factory. " When the house of commons was finally lighted with the new illuminant tho architect and cus todian of tho building, who imagined that tlifi gas l au ::s re through the pipes, insisted that they bo removed several inches from the wall to pre vent the building from taking fire! Several distinguished members were also observed carefully touching tho pipes with their gloved fingers and then smelling of them to see if they could detect the odor of burnt leather. The lirst shop in London lighted by gas was one of which a Mr. Acker man, a German, was the proprietor. This shop was on the Strand, and the dale was 1810. One of the ladies of rank who often visited the Ackerman shop was so delighted with tho brilliancy of a gas jvt on one of the counters that she requested the pro. prietor to let her take it home for the evening, promising to return it safe and sound on the morrow. Although many lay claim to the honor of being the first to introduce gas for practical purposes, all the glory there is in it should be ac corded to Murdoch, who was, no doubt, the original discoverer of the art. THE MOL1NE Central Street Railway Co. ivitis tub rrci.ic to l'se Prospect Park Foil Picnics and Excursions. Uoalic, Swkch-bsc'.-, Merry-bo louml, Kciris Wind, !wii g. Burro', liustaurant unit Abun dance of room. Special rates fur Suiiiaf schools. Tbe Elm street c rs and Blue Line from Rock sland mnke through connections. Get Out ol the Hot Cily And take a trip on t3 Mississippi. The Hcautiful Steamer Charlotte Hoeckelcr will make regular Wednesday and Sunday Family Excursions to diffcritit points on the river. Otto's Orchcs'ra of 25 Musicians will furnish concert snd darcc music. Tickets i.1 cents, rhildren 15 cents; Clin ton, Mnscatine and other distant points ."0 cents round trip. Steamer under thepersoral ch.irse tf Captain McCaffrey. For charter terms address or call on CHAS. T. KIXDT, Gen. Man"pcr Burtis Opt ra House. House Raising and Moving- SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. Uaisinjr brick buildings especially Address E. A. ROUNDS. 1j15 Seventh Avenne, Cox 121. Special to Ladies. To eaoh of the first One Hundred ladies who call at our office on week beginning Monday, .luiy 17th, we will present one bottle of onr new Skin Lotion. Thse arc not to be tamplcs but full sized 4 oz. 50c txule. Dr. Springsteen Medicine Co. 25 Whitaker Block, Dav nKrt. Commencing Saturday, July 22. Ending Saturday, July 29. Everyone is familiar with our Famous Rebate Shoe Sales, which have been the means of adding prominence to our shoe store. In addition to the many reductions in price we shall for one week five the following: Those who have attended these sales (and most everyone has) know their meaning. Many of our patrons buy a supply to last from one sale to the next. Shoe Stcie &04 Second avem- THE -QUICK MEAL" is the only stove havinz a tank that cannot be taken off for filling, nnlcss the barners are cl'seo. THE -QUICK MEAL" is the only stove having an indicator to show when the burners are odcl or closed. THE -QUICK MEAL" is the only ftove t-avinz glass tubes to show the drip pin;: of ca oiine when the st .re it in use. THE -QUICK MEAL" is the only stove having burner ttat catii ct be opened farther than Deceesnry. THE -QUICK MEAL" is the only s'ove having all parts made of material which cannot r: st . DAVID DON, 1615 and 1617 Secoi d Avrnu-. BOWLBY Has moved his AX I) Headquarters to 1815 Second Ave. In the Koester & Martin Building. -Base Ball Headquarters. - THE ARCADE. Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor. Always on hand the nnest brands of doiresttc and imported clears. All brands it tobacco. The score of all the ball games wi'l be received daily. L. GLOCKHOFF, Prop.. 1S08 Second Avenue. AT mm iii. sf3&$i umtim'i iwl SOc -rebate on all shoes from $4.50 upward 40c " " " " J.2to$4.00 ?0c " " ' " 2.25 to 3.00 20c " " " 1.25 to 2.00 10c " " " " .50 to 1.00 Positively for MV MM CCO MM M M C O M M MMO MM MMO O M M M M CCO M MM M M MM M M M M 11 M M II KN N II KN K II N N N II N N N II KRKK II K R II K R II R R II RRRR II R R II R R II R R II R R T T T T T T T T II N N N II N N N II N II N II K NN KM Exceptional Opportunity , Dress Goods Display. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this iveek we will display the entire line of imported Dress Goods of one of the largest im porting houses in the country consisting of Fancy Hop Sackings, Plaid Hp Sackings, Sail Cloths, Velours, Bourettes, Etc. In fact will be able to show vou the The Columbia : ; Always the Cheapest. Extraordinary Handkerchief Sale. Positively the Lowest Prices ever Offered in this Locality on Handkerchiefs. LOT l LOT LOT 3- Silver-Silver-Spirit -on dozen Embroidered ShiiTon Handkerchiefs at 10e to be sold each evening from 7 to 8. None to children. -5(1 dozen Embroidered Swiss Handkerchiefs as h.nr :l- they last at oo eac h. None of this lot to be sold iif t lie evening. -Fancy Embroidered Swiss Handkerchiefs at 7c, 8c 1V ll'e and 15c, worth double.,. plated Sugar shells 5c each, 1 only to each customer, plated Photograph Frames at 33c? Thermometers at 7c each. WE ALWAYS UNDERSELL. THE V G. YOUN 3, Proprietor. 1728 Second .lv. Fifth Avenue Pharmacy. HORST VON KOECKRITZ, .Analytic anfl Dispensins Pharmacist Is row located in bi new tmildine nt the corner of Fifth aveuue nd Twenty third street. 3. F. Eoesfieu. ROSENFIELD BROS. PRACTICAL Plumbers, Steam, Gas Fitters. House Heating and Sanitary Plumbin". Til a One Week Only. Largest Clothing and Shoe Stores in Rock Island County. Clothing 8tore 1729 Second Avenue. BBBB RRRR MX S' B BR Ron S B BR ROok n UK k u BBBB HRRR B BR R O B BR R ( R BR R O o s o SSSS u s 8S BBBB li It OOO ssss Exceptional Opportunity- Dress Goods Display. latest things for fall wear in hi 'k class goods. At the same time we will take onhrs for any pattern you can wish t j select for future delivery. X such chance to see so elegant a line offered again. But one pattern will be sold of any one combination. Delivery about Sept. 1, or later if you prefer. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday t f this week. KRKE K R R FE K R K KEEK MINTIRE BROS. 1709 and 17o9J Second avenue ALL GOODS WARRANTED. COLUMBIA, ' Tom Bosesf 223 Twentieth str. None before Saturday, July 22 None after Saturdav," July 29. Do not miss it. And do not blame us if you fail to attend this sale. t