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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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MINTIRE BROS.
1709 and 17o9J Second avenue
ALL GOODS WARRANTED.
COLUMBIA,
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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.
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