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THE ARGUS, 'FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1894,
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Fkidat, November 23, 1894.
Till Cook county grand jury hu
responded to Mayor John P. Hopkins'
petition and indicted Chairman John
K. Tanner, ot the Repnblican state
committee, for criminal libel.
kf is. Gov. Waite. like her illus
trious husband, is sick of the went.
She is also disgusted with the women
politicians, whom she declares sold
their rotes for a stick of chewing
St. Locis Rr.rcBLic: Senator Cul
lom looks like Lincoln, bat he should
remember that Billy Mason looks
like Douglas, who once defeated Lin
coln for the United States senator
ship. -There will be a battle of the
tintypes in Springfield this winter.
TkMwtMM en Aaylanae.
In reply to a letter from J. W.
Baboock, of Columbia, S. C, regard
ing the management of insane asy
lums. tJov. Altgeld has written that
he was. once imbued with the ideas
that the management of an insane
asylum should be subject to as few
changes as possible, bat since having
been brought into closer relations
with the management of such insti
tutions he has entirety changed his
mind, and now feels that a complete
change of management at reasonable
intervals is an absolute necessity to
the welfare of the asylum, as there
seems to be everywhere an irresUt
able tendencv to get into a rut.
Summing op lie says: -My idea of
public service is, first, select men
solely with reference to their fitness;
second, do not pat a man on the pay
roll who is not absolutely needed:
third, do not pay more money in the
institution than similar ability or
service would , command outside;
fourth, do not keep a man an hour
after it is found that he is just not
the right man for the place, and let
it make no difference who recom
mended him, or what influence is
back of him; fifth, keep the stand
ard of Jiving of the inmates
on the plane of that of the
average of the self-supporting
citizen, except where siecial diet is
prescribed by physician; sixth, make
out requisitions for everything
needed in the Institution, have the
clerk make a dozen copies and send
these for bids, to that man v different
bouses dealing in the line of goods
needed, and buy all of the supplies
of the lowest and lest bidder; sev
enth, keep the institution on the
highest scientific plane wssible;
eighth, do not keep any man in an
Institution after he ceases to show
high aspiration, and that constant
vigilence which holds the spirit of an
institution firm and on a very high
McDnnoorh County Deaoerst.
The question has been asked
whether the Quincy district ever had
a republican representative in con
gress. It had for eight years. When
the republican legislature of 1861
met it redistricted the state, the
fourth district including Adams,
Hancock, Henderson, Warren. Mer
cer and Rock Island. In 1862 the
republicans nominated Charles B
Lawrence, afterwards one of the su
preme judges, but he was defeated by
Charles M. Harris in the democratic
reaction of that year. Abner C.
Harding, of Monmouth, was elected
by the republicans in 1864 and again
in 166. Gen. John B. Hawley, of
Ifock island, was nominated bv the
republicans in 1868, and he defeated
R. B. Cable. In 1870 Hawley de
feated uen. Mngleton by 40 votes
The legislatnreof 1871 again changed
the district, putting Adams in the
Eleventh district, with Brown, Pike,
Calhoun. Greene and Jersey, which
was overwbelminirlv democratic
In 1881 Scott and Cass were added.
and the district became the Twenty
seventh. In 1893 the present Fif
teenth district was formed, which
includes Adams. Brown, Schuvler,
Hancock, McDonongh, Henderson and
Xtorsey Mohan, the American eon
solar agent, recently arrived in London
from the Kongo, tells the story of the
Border of Emin Pasha as learned by
aim la an interview with ono of the
murderers before tho latter's execution.
JCmln bad addressed a request to Ki
bongo, the saltan of Kirundo, for per'
mission to pass through his territory.
The request was granted, but the sultan
eat secret orders to Said, one ot bis
vassals, to assassinate the explorer.
Said's emissaries found Emin in bis
tent and notified him that they had or
ders to kill him. He warned them that
bis death would be terribly avenged by
aia white brothers. Btu-.-ot his prot
estatiooa, the four murderers laid vio
lent hands upon him. One held bis
head, another his arms, a third bis feet,
While the fourth k alt the mortal blow.
Xmin's men, dispersed in the snrroand
lag fields, were unaware of the murder.
LOST AND SPOILED MONEY.
e Beak mt Fnwlnad Makea at Bin- Pratt
at Her Nate.
Bank notes of the value of thousands
of pounds are annually lost or destroyed
by accident. In the 40 years between
1793 and 1832 there were outstanding
notes of the Bank of England, presumed
to bave been either lost or destroyed,
amounting to 1,330,000 odd, every
shilling of which was clear profit to the
In many instances, however, it is pos
sible t recover the amount of the note
from the bank in full. Notice has to be
given to the bank of the note supposed
to be lost or stolen, together with a
small fee and a fall narrative as to bow
the loss occurred. The note is then
stopped" that is, if the document
should be presented for payment, the
person "stopping" the note is informed
when and to whom it is paid. If pre
sented, after having been "stopped,"
by any suspicious looking person, and
not through a banker, one of the detect
ives always in attendance at the bank
would be called to question the person
as to how and when the note came into
his or her possession. It is quite a mis
taken idea that "stopped payment" of a
bank note has tho effect supposed by
very many people. It simply means that
the Bank of England carefully Ver;-- i
lookout for the note which has bt.a
stopped," and, though it cannot refuse
to pay such note immediately on its be
ing presented, a notification would at
once be made to the person who stopped
it, and the bank would give all the as
sistance in its power to enable the loser
to recover the amount
In the case of a bank note having
been, say, burned by mistake, if the
number is known and notice sent to the
Bank of England it will pay the amount
after an interval of five years from the
dote of lodging notice of destruction
should no one have presented the note
for payment in the meantime. The bank
in such cases also insists on a guarantee
being given by a banker or two house
holders that it shall be repaid in the
event of the document turning up and
being again tendered for payment It is
not at all an unusual circumstance for
a mutilated note to be presented for
payment, burned perhaps half through,
with marks of burning on the fringes.
Nor is the damage always accidental.
The men who indulge in the luxury of
lighting their pipes with a bank note
are not always, as some may think,
millionaires or recognized lunatics of
society. The spoiled notes are more often
than not presented by workmen or la
borers, who confess without hesitation
that they have intentionally lighted
their pipes with them from mere brag
gadocio. Ashton (England) Reporter.
Aa Anecdote of Perier.
Once during the schooldays of the
president of the French republic his pro
fessor in geography asked him, "Perier,
give us the exact position and indicate
the latitude of the Gambler group."
Casimir-Perier crossed his arms tightly
upon his chest, looking very perplexed.
One of his neighbors whispered to him
the wrong answer, whereupon the pro
fessor gave him the exact position of
this little group, which belongs to the
more important French establishment
of Tahiti, and after a short pause, and
with a little point of irony, said: "You
ought to know that, Perier, because it
is thanks to your grandfather that
France acquired the ascendancy in these
parts of the world. It was through his
efforts and entreaties that the dusky
queen of these islands was induced to
come to France, and the men of my
generation still remember the comical
songs which celebrated the event " Pe
rier blushed considerably, but, holding
his head still higher, answered the pro-
lessor witn nis quick and peculiar die
tion, "I will most certainly go over
this lesson again and try to be more
proficient at the next lecture; but, so
far as the deeds of my grandfather go,
they are so numerous that I am not old
enough yet to know them all." San
A Paris correspondent describes one
of the oddest industries of that city to
be found in a little shop in the Rue des
Ecoles, which deals exclusively with the
secondhand boots of the men who work
in the sewers. These boots are furnished
by the state and come half way tip the
thigh, and each man is allowed a new
pair every six months. When new, they
cost $9; when sold secondhand, they
realize the modest sum of 60 cents, but
as at least 6,000 pairs per annum are
sent to the Rue des Ecoles it makes
quite a booming industry. The leather
of these boots is, so to speak, tanned by
the alkaline and greasy water in which
the sewer cleaners paddle, and they are
eagerly sought for by the great Parisian
bootmakers, for this leather, being at
once tough and light, serves to sustain
the curve of the Louis XV heeL
Hi Favorite Color.
Old Mr. Kerr-Muggeon, who agrees
with George II in hating "poetry and
painting, " and who is never agreeable
except when be is smoking, was engaged
in this favorite amusement on his door
step when Mrs. Ousscher passed.
"Oh, Mr. Kerr-Muggeon, " she said, "
am glad to see you enjoying the beau
ties of nature!"
"Heh? What d'ye mean?" asked Mr.
"Why, weren't you looking at the
"The sunset I Well, no, not just
exactly. But, now that you mention it.
it does look fine, doesn't it? Looks a good
deal like a meersohaum pipe just after
it's begun to color!" Touth'a Compan
An old Dutch legend says that Thom
as a Becket cursed the Kentisbmea of
England, who spitefully out off his
horse a tail, and that the entire genera
tion of Kent which followed wore tails
From a grain of sand barely visible
to the naked eye 1,000 miles of quarts
thread may be spun.
' A SHATTERED IDOL. .
Bach week I saw him take aa X
And put it in a letter ,.
And mail it. and for that I owa
I liked him all the better.
I thought of some dear country home,
A patient mother bearing
A burden lightened by the tboaeht '
That be for her waa earing. a
His early ways and hardened face
I easily forgave him.
Because of this, his weekly gift. '
One virtue that could aave him.
Bat oh, alas! One fateful day '
In asking for a loan he.
With awful oaths, declared he most x
Send on that alimony. x
THE POWER OF THE PRESS.
Raw It Might Be the Highest Terrestrial
Illustration of Omnipotence.
Colonel Pat Don an, the celebrated
correspondent, speaking on the subject
of editors of newspapers to a Philadel
phia News man, said:
We speak of England, France, Ger
many, Russia and the United States aa
the great powers," but among all the
powers of earth the press stands easily
first and greatest If every journalist
fully appreciated his power and bis re
sponsibility and every journal were
known to be absolutely truthful, honest,
fearless and incorruptible beyond the
reach of wheeding, bribery or intimida
tion; wearing tiie dog collar of no
party, section, sect or faction; patriotic
and not partisan, always for the right
and against the wrong, a anion of all
the newspapers would be the highest
terrestrial illustration of omniscience
and omnipotence. Such a combination
could overturn any principality, throne
or dominion under heaven, as a herd of
Texas steers might upset a child's array
of tin soldiers. It could establish and
maintain any system, cause, creed or
institution the editors chose to support
Civilization culminates in the power
press, and the bounds of civilization are
limited by the Circulation of the daily
papers. There is no civilized speech or
language where their voice is not heard
or their influence is not felt A few
weeds soaked in bilge water, or a little
calomel rolled in sweetened dough.
with plenty of printers' ink, will make
a millionaire of any pauperis tic quack
in five years, whether it is the brains,
hearts, livers, lungs, kidneys or giz
zards of newspaper reading gudgeons
his humbug panacea claims to regener
ate. A few thousand acres of iron, coal
or timber, a fair flatboat harbor or two
or three intersecting railroads, with
reasonable circumjacent possibilities.
and abundant advertising, will build a
city out of nothingness anywhere in a
decade. There is no enterprise or busi
ness, benefaction or villainy that cannot
be pushed into triumph or driven to
failure by the newspapers. Great repu
tations are created by them out of noth
ing and wrecked by them fur amuse
ment In this country governors, sena
tors and even presidents are made by
them often out of material intend -id
for tinkers and peddlers, baseball play
ers, gamblers, shysters, pickpockets and
. His Heart Bowed Down.
Ho accosted me as I canio out of the
postoffice on Broadway and wanted to
know whether the Broadway cable was
the only one now at work. I said there
was another on One Hundred and Twenty-fifth
street, running up to High
Bridge, and was about passing on when
he grasped me by the arm and said in a
"Which is the wnst?"
"There's no choice, " said I shortly,
preparing to cross the street
"Then these New York newspapers
are blamed liars, b'gosh, and I don't
keer who knows it!" said he
"What's the matter?" I asked, with
"I've been readin nothin lately 'cept
'bout accidents by the deadly trolley and
the bloody cable, and I've been ridin all
over Brooklyn wl; seein a durn ac
cident and spent cents on this line
without so much as seein a newsboy
hurt It ain't fair, that's what it ain't "
And he shook his head sadly and crossed
over and took a Fourth avenue horse car
up town. New York Press.
He Was Too Slow.
He reached out as if he would catch
hold of her, but she eiuded his grasp.
Again he made an equally feeble at
tempt, and again she eluded him. Once
more he made a feeble attempt, and she
had no difficulty in escaping. This time
she became indignant, almost angry.
"What do you mean, sir," she ex
claimed, "by thus trying to kiss me?"
"I I I presume," he hesitated,
"that I meant to kiss you. "
She drew herself up proudly, then
stepped near him and gazed down on
"Well," she said emphatically, "why
in heaven's name don't you do it?"
Detroit Free Press.
Aa Eye Cleaner.
In traveling you can easily guard
against the dread of getting cinders in
your eye by carrying with you a tiny
box of flaxseed. The instant you feel a
foreign substance in the eye throw back
your head and drop three or four flax
seed on the ball of the eye; then lift
the upper lid and draw it down over
them so as to hold them in. The relief
will come immediately, and soon the
seeds will begin to work out and bring
the offending particle with them.
Unole George Your dog isn't so
smart as Tommy's, is he?
Little Johnny Yes, he's just as
smart, but I isn't so good a liar as Tom
my. Good News.
An "inch of rain" means a gallon of
water spread over a surface of nearly
two square feet or a fall of about 100
tons upon an acre.
The lamp used by Epictetus, the
philosopher, sold for 8,000 drachmas
aferbia death, in the year 161 A. ft
and all mothers who are nursing
babies derive great benefit from
Scott's Emulsion. This prepara
tion serves two purposes. It
gives vital strength to mothers
and also enriches their milk and
thus makes their babies thrive.
Is a constructive food that pro
motes the making of healthy
tissue and bone. It is a wonder
ful remedy for Emaciation, Ceneral
Debility Throat and Lung Complaints.
Coughs, Colds, Anaemia, Scrofula and
Wasting Diseases of Children,
Stmt for Pamfihlrt s &Mft Emuliiim. Vr.
tasHABaaiM, R.T. AN Druggists. 60c sail $1.
Lead them all,
Want our trade.
And to pet it will give you the
BEST QUALITY of goods at the
LOWEST PRICES. As an ad
ditional inducement I offer you
a special discount in the shape of
Grand Premium Books.
Give you your selection when
your purchases amount to the
sum named in the ticket you will
receive at my store. I can afford
to do this liecausel want to show
you the lienelit of my .new sys
. tern, and I extend to you advan
tages that- will make you my
ZIy Stock is Fresh and Hew
Visit early and bring yonr family
and friends. All are 'entitled to
this new and special advantage,
and I want you specially to sec
my sp'endid lot of
Fine Pictorial Books,
By the world's famous authors
and greatest artists; books that
we give away to make every
home happy. ' Beautiful books,
best goods and bedrock prices.
These books will make lovely
Christmas gif's. Get yonr cards
and secure one or more of these
lovely premiums by Christmas
R. F SCHATJ1I,
Cheap Cash Grocer, 1710 Third avrnne.
For the next couple of weeks
e are going to offer some,.
Big Bargains in Pianos
Anybody intending to buy a
piano either now or in the
near future will do well by
calling and getting our low
prices and terms, and will
save money by purchasing
Woodyatt'S Music Store
' 1717 Second Ave. Bock Island.
406 Fifteenth Street, Moline.
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Baths of all kinds, including
Turkish, plain, shampoo, elec
tric, electro-th rmal. etc., may
be obtained mt the Sanitarium
Bath Booms, .on the first floor ot
the Harper House.
- BOOMS OPEN.
For Ladies From 9 a. m. to
IS m. on week days For Gen
tlemen From 6 a. m. to 7:30 a.
m., and from 3 p. m. to 9 p. m.
on week days On Sundays the
. rooms will be open from 6 a. m.
to 11 a. m. for Gentlemen only.
Electric and Electro-thermal
baths may be obtained at any
time during business hours.
Gymnasium connected with bath
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Second aennra, a. D. W. Hohnea, Agent.
Msil sod Express.,
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Denot First Aeenaa and Twentieth street.
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Train leaving Rock Island at 8:05
a. m. connects with
The Famous Knickerbocker
Special Solid Vestibule Trains
carrying Wagner sleepers to Cleve
land (car set out at this point, pas
sengers allowed to sleep until a.
m.) and New York. Dining Car ser
vice. Train leaving Rock Island at 2:20
p m. connects with train carrying
Wagner sleepers from Peoria to In
dianapolis and Cincinnati.
Gen. Ticket Agent.
Derxit foot of Twentieth St.
Kock Island, 111.
How to procure ANTI-WASHBOARD
. suAr ruwDEB free of charge:
BUT OUR LADY" 80AP7
Cut off the and of the wrapper,
at place named. When you have
86 pictures of our Anti-Wash
board Soap Powder, take them
to your grocer or present them
at our office and you will receive
FREE a 4-pound package, worth
26c. We make this liberal in
ducement to quickly introduce
Our Lady Soap and
Ajiti-T7aUhboavrd Coftf Fowdtv
And holds good until ail wrap
pers on which this offer is print
ed. Is presented to us.
Warnock Cl Rclston
Soap ntakwrs. Roes Inlaani.
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NOW IS THE TIME
TO BUY WINTER SHOES.
Which is the best plan?
To catch cold, ruin your health and piy
doctor bills, or get a shoe when you
Have you se;n cur Cork sole and
Double sole, English Enamel and Ox
ide Calf. ABSOLUTELY WATERPROOF
Cor. Second aad Harrison SU.
See our Fall
And Winter Suits.
Our purpose in advertising is to let everybody
who buys clothing that is all mankind here
about know that our suitings are in, and tit
finest ever displayed in the city. You arc
respectfully invited to call and see the Ltcst
in patterns and sty les.
Call and leave your order.
J. B. ZIMMER,
Star Block, opposite Harper house.
J. M. SCHAAB.
TlP" TTniiatw lie..
Cyclone Roller Mills and
Jobber in Flour and Feed.
To attend the Grtat
ns.ec.t3r Sweeping Sale
Now in progress at th
Bee Hive P
Our Millinery' .M'art
ment is making special Nov
ember prices. Don't fail n
examine our stock bef"
1 15 W. 2nd St., Davenport la