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THTS ABGTJS. SATURDAY. JAUAitT 7, 1899.
Living on the Reputation of Others.
"Take everything that I have hut my
good name; leave me that and I am con
tent J7 So. said the philosopher. So say
all manufacturers of genuine articles to
that horde of imitators which thrives
upon the; reputation of others. The
good name of ' . ;
has induced many adventurers to put in
the market imitations that are not only
lacking in the best elements of the gen
uine article, but are often harmful in
The public should bo on their guard
against these frauds, and, when an ex
ternal remedy is needed, be sure to insist
upon having Allcock's Porous Plaster.
A Provoldnf Task
Nl ONE which is enough
fane and be forgiven, is
when one is in a harry
you can bnj a superior stove or range that is handsome and,
useful, a good baker, and of the very best manufacture,
that we sell at such low prices why bother with a use
less old hulk. . T - ; ' ,
Rock Island Savings Bank,
Rock Island. 111.
Incorporated Under the
MONET LOANED 05 PERSONAL COLLATERAL OB SEAL ESTATE 8E0UEITI
J. M. Ruford. president.
John CrutmuKh. Vice President.
P. UreeoitwaiL. Caanier.
Began business July 2. tto. and occupy the
S. Fl oorneroi Mitchell A Lyode a
FROM ROCK ISLAISD
R. 1. & P. Railway
leaves Kovk Island 1 : 1 j p. lu.
Arrives at Jacksonville, Fla., t;:0
B. in. second tlay.
Two changes of cars only.
Sleepers south of Feoria.
Fiill details upon application.
Gen'l Pass. Ajrent.
to make the righteous pro
an old stove that won't draw
for their breakfast. When
Cor. Nineteenth street I
and Second Avenue.
Four Per Cent Paid on
H. S. Catile. Vm. WUmertOD
John Crubaugh, I "tail Mitcoeli,
H. l HuU. L S m m.
K. W. Hurst, J. M. Burord.
Solicitor JackaoaA Hunt.
Corner of Third Avenue
and Nineteenth Street.
KFiatS spU-adid privUetcH to men
KjJ of U cl;ue. Fine baths, neele.
shorn cr and tub, hoi and cold wt
'tcr. A big trymnaHium well equipped.
tuvsical director la charge. Evenin
educational cia-w.es In penmanship, com
mcn-ial ariihuieiif. luichataical draw
ing and Bible study. The best social
privileges. Any self-rcsoectintr miui
can join. 5 pays a year's mrmlx-rJilp,
entiliint; a man to till the privileges.
Saturday. Jan. T. Cla In mechanic..!
draK tr:i opens
f-unlay. Jan. H. Mr. A. M Uruner. State
Secretary Y. ! C. A. will audreu
men's meeting- 3:30 p. m. Subject:
-Hementa of Power."
Monday, Jan. J. Members quarterly
meeting, lloib active nod awoclate
BfBlwn should b present. Annual
sale of books acd papers, W. B. Mc
Imire, auctioneer. Don't miss this.
BEAR COBS FOR THE ZOO
How the Animals Are Caught
In Yellowstone Paris,
Brora Caaallj- Secluded Anions the
ranehe of Trees, and SV111 and
Diplomacy Are Required to Capture
Them Alive. k
Tho national rco at Washington is sup
plied with rnaDy animals from the Yel
lowstone National park, where they are
caught Tcmyr, save tho Pan Francisco
nroctclj. Tho park abounds with all
k'r.ilB of wild animals and tirds, from the
inn tod and detested Knglish sparrow to the
sly and cunning mountain lion, but it Is
unlawful to hunt or molest them exeept
Ing when those delegated with authoriry
capturo bears, elk. deer or swatis or other
gayly feathered birds fcr the zoo in the na
Tho cubs caught are always found up
come comparatively :mn!l trees, sleeping
or resting on tho 'branches with their
mother. When espied by tho hunters, who
BLAC- EEAi: CUD OF YELLOWSTONE PAKE.
re unarmed cccntlng for a large ax, a
couploof feather collars and several pieces ten this practice up in tho daytime, but
of rope, tho first thingdono Is to get rid of ; 6ome of the more daring of tho smuggler
tho mother hear, who scented tho hunters ' captains attempt to run in after nightfall
long iKiforo they paw her or her little ones, j even now. After a contraband cargo is
That i.i not n diflicult nor dangerous task, I onco landed it is practically useless to nt
but n very ludicrous one, full of fun and tempt to prevent its being brought into tho
excitement. As a usual thing, ono of the city. Two regiments of cavalry would not
huntera climbs a nearby trco and, armed i bo snfnciei:t to guard tho roads lending
with n, long polo, which was cut by his
companion while ho climbed tho tree, pro
cecds to dislodge tho mother. This ho does
by prodding her in tho nicies with the pole,
which is cut long enough to reach from
one trco to tho other. Tho first punch or
two usually causes tho old bear to hug the j
Ilicb cf the tree upon which she rests all
the tighter, and during the time she rends
the nir with a peculiar grunt, inado by pro-
truding tho lower lip several inches and
forcing tho clr from her luugs through the
half open mouth. The cubs nro not long in
scenting danger, and they, tco, grunt aud
growl, rolling their beudliko eyes from
6ido to side in terror, hunching their soft
backs in their endeavors to cliDg to the
tree all tho inoro securely.
A few vigorous punches in tho sides soon
cause the mother to shift her position
from limb to liitb, grunting and snarling
nil the timo at n great rate. It is often the
case that i-ho will peek Tefnge on the op
posite side of the tree, beyond the reach of
tho man with tho polo. That necessitates
his companion cutting a pole for himself
and climbing another tree on the opposite
side, from which position cf vantage ho
continues tho jabbing process.' The hear is j The Americans have not occupied the
between "the devil and tho high sea," and Mayuri district fn force yet, and most
after climbing from limb to limb, only to of tho tobacco sent out is boldly ship
receive vigorous" rrcds in the ribs and f ed from Mayuri and other ports along
back, soon gives up tho unequal fight, and tho bay of Nipo. When it is inexpedient
with n grunt, evidently a signal to her
young to retreat, she slides down the trunk,
scraping on tho loose hark in tho descent
until almost to the bottom, when she gives
a leap, striking the ground with n thud
anil grunt and goes scampering off in
the forest, probably never to return, leav
ing her young up tho tree, which at her
departure rend tho air with their peculiar
and heart appealing cries.
. Then comes the difficult and no less
urn lief tirr t'teir r. f rnnrnrini? th rnnnt, I
i. -w. . - - - - - r-t - -- j - - r -
This takes .time, often consuming an hour
or more, but always with the same result.
The men nrm themselves with long ropes,
with a slipnocso at ono end, and climb
neighboring trees. Tho capture by this
time has resolved itself down to the ability
of tho men to throw tho nocse over tho
heads of tho erring cubs After tho dis
appearance cf their mother tho little fel
lows curl themselves up in a ball, placing
their heads between their front paws. It
is impossible to do anything until the si
lence of the forest gives them a feeling of
reassurunee and they poke out their heads
to view tho situation. It in then that the
hunter quietly and dexterously drops tho
nooe over the unsusjiecting projecting
head, and with a quick jerk draws it tight
ly around his neck. The other end of the
rope is quickly drawn over a limb and
poor Mr. Cub is drawn from his perch, the
tightening nocso shutting off his wind,
lie is drawn up sufficiently to clear the
limb upon which he rested, and then he is
lowered to the ground, kicking and
squirming in midair, uttering gurgling
bounds from his wide open mouth. The
man on the ground ?oon has a stout leath
er collar around his neck and in a jiffy he
is tied to a neighboring tree, where he re
covers his breath and yells all the louder
during tho repetition of the scene attend
ant upon the capture of bis mate.
PolMMrn Boiled Alive.
In England poisonir was declared by
an act passed in the reiffo of Henry VIII
to be high treason, and those guilty of it
were to lx boiled alive The mort notori
ous cam (the poi.cn:nic or James I by
Buckingham is only a surmise) of poison
ing was that of Sir Thomas Uverbury in
the year li:i. lie had incurred the dis
pleasure of lcrd Rochester and his wife.
and they bad both vowed to be revenged
on him. So after they had got him com
mitted to the Tower they set themselves to
pohioning his food by mixing arsenic and
cantharides with it. For many months,
thouxti suffering intensely, he appears to
have lingered on. At last a stronger dote
than usual put an end to his miserahlo
cxistenno. The guilty couple, to tho king's
everlasting disgrace, were released after
five years' imprisonment.
Where It Beican.
"You say the excavation for your nswr
building bas begun I haven't sec-n arf
signs of it."
'It began in my pocket. I have just
paid the architect foUO for the design."
"SMUGGLlNOW CU BA
Spaniard aBd PatrlotsTnlte la Beat
ing; the GoTeramtBl,
Tiie entire oenst lino of Santiago prov
ince la Indented with Innnrrerable little
cays, core and lagoons which- wind in
and out oiiDrir the hills and afford excel -
(lent (.belter for the small craft engaged in
ensngglinj?. The water in these little hav
MOTHERS, Cos is sufficiently deep to float the largest
I of schooners, cays a Santiago correspond
I ent, and they have no trouble in running
s Into them and hiding until they unload,
j Tho smuggled goods come from Havana.
'Jamaica, Porto Itioo, Hayti, Santo Do-
mlngo, Martinique ami tbe southern states.
The smugglers, captains and crews are
American?, Englishmen, Jamaica nogroes,
llaytlans and occasionally Cubans. The
Cubans are very scarce. .They show as lit
tle enterprise in illicit pursuits as they do
I ln tn legitimate walks of
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and liquors nro tho main articles smug
gled. The tobacco conies from Havana.
No first class tobacco is raised in this port
' of Cuba, and the Pinar del Rio leaf is at a
' premium. It brings such a good price that
: the smugglers get a handsome profit. The
Cubans ere great consuirers of wines, too,
and inasmuch as the supply of the Span
, ish vintage is nbout exhausted, French
J clarets from Martinique and English varie
ties from Jamaica fetch fair prices, Tho
presence of so many Americans has created
an unusual demand for beer, and enterpris
ing ankecs have bc-gun to get that bev
erago In on shady schooners. When tho
stutf is landed it is loaded on niroblo Cu
ban mules and horses and brought over
land into tho city. Tho favorite way of
concealing contraband stuff is to pack it
away in bales of freshly cut green grass.
Many Cubans about Santiago make
their livings by cutting tho long, rich
grass from tho sunny hillsides and bring
ing it into the city to sell to American cili
ce rs for their horses. They came in every
day with from two to five horses, and no
ono paid any attention to them until a few
days ago an ollicer of the revenue service
discovered by accident that they sometimes
had other things besides green grass on
tho backs cf their animals. Two months
ago, when Santiago was in a more or less
disordered state, schooners with contra
band goods under their hatches eaiied
boldly past tho Morro and slipped quietly
into tho picturesque, forest protected in
lets of tho harbor to discharge their car-
I troos. Theestablistmentof asignnl station
' and a revenue tjfticer at the Morro has bro-
, into tro city, arc! tr.o expense entailed
would lie out of all proportion to the evil
to be corrected.
Prominent merchants at Santiago say
that smuggling will increase steadily
throughout the provlneo as trade aud in
dustry pick up under the impetus of Amer
ican enterpriso. It is not lielieved, how
ever, that it wi!l ever reach tho prcpor-
( tious attained under tho Spanish govern
men:. Jho exorbitant tariffs exacted by
tho Spaniards ir.ado a Emuggler of overy
merchant in the province to a greater or
less extent, ;.ml tho Spanish custom house
oilicers themselves have been accused of
having had a hand in the trado.
There is nearly as much illicit business
done, in smuggling out tobacco as there is
in smuggling in other stuff. Tho offenders
in this inst.inco aro mainly patriots. Kv-
J ery Cuban camp in the Mnyuri district.
where a rair quality or tobacco is pro
duced, has been growing a patch for years
past. The Cubans never thought of pay
ing the export duty when tho Spaniards
were running tho island, and they haven't
changed their habits since the stars and
! stripes replaced tho red and yellow ensign
to no this the tobacco is sent overland
across tho border into the provinco of
Puerto Principe and shipped from some
Spanish port along the north coast.
No mutter what the public attitude of
tho patriots and Spaniards may be, they
act together when a chance of making
money presents itself, and there is abun
dant evidence that several of tho patriots
by combinations with Spaniards made lu
crative profits out of the tobacco traftio
even when tho insurrection was ut its
height. Some of theso havo brought their
goods into San Luis Songo and even San
tiago to sell, and men who have accompa
nied tho trains have taken hack homo
along with tho money derived from the
sale free rations issued from ration dis
tribution depots by soft hearted American
DlseoTCry of & Traisps' Cnve In the
Clr of Ilohoken.
Floboken, X. J., has recently been ter
rorized by tramps, and tho police discover
ed and broke np a ganK "bo inhabited a
cave within the city limits. The den was
nearly 30 feet deep, extending back into
the hill at the head of Fourth street. A
CATZ OT HOBOKEV HOKOES.
rough fireplace contained a wood fire, and
the police, kicking the ember to make a
light, found four tramps sleeping com
fortably. The rest of the gang were ap
parently out foraging.
The cave had been dug out by the tramps
from a natural recess to a low room of
large dimensions. The prisoners, who took
their arrest philosophically, said every
newcomer bad to put in his share of labor
before be could enjoy tbe comforts of the
roost. They Intended to extend it back 30
feet farther, they said, to the Peterson
plank road. The den was comfortably
floored with oilcloth, and cooking utensils
were hung on tbe tides.
I. Vkl : ?S It
7 regulating the functions
to the exhausted
Sicien proves unavailing
The wrapper Or the
'p-rtntcd. in YedLinkort
white po.pet end beaas
the full nd.me.
GUARDING AGAINST FRAUD.
flow Lonilon Ilankrm I.rx.ien
Chance For Dmlirrilcnicut.
"Very few peoplo know that there are
a great and increasing number of firms
in this country banking firms especial-;
ly who make cu inllaxibJo rule that
all employees, whether they bo man
agerial heads or mere junior clerks,
tucFt take an annua! holiday."
The speaker was win of the best
known accouutauts in Loudon, aud he
continued: "The reason is that all great
smployers now realize that mo;,t luig
continued cases of embezzlement and
breach of trust aro only, as a ruio, dis
covered through the offender being com
pelled, through illness or scnio other
cause, to leavo his bocks for a time.
"Nearly all defaulting bank managers
are trapped through their fcafr.rcert ab
sence, and thus it has bepnn to b9 tho
rule for employers to insist that serv
ants who havo "tho manipulation of
broks and money must" go away. Hun
dreds of sets of books come into my
hands and those of other nccountunts in
this way, aud I could tell you of many
cases where two cr more clerks, who
could in their ordinary worlr p!:iy into
aacli other's bauds, aro sent holiday
making at thu same time.
"Another fact cf the same kiud that
is little known is that many employers
make a rule of having their eriployees
photographed very plainly in groups
every year or two on somo occasion of
festivity that is tuado tho excuse so
that the firm always possess a valuable
means cf identification in case of any
man absconding." Pearson's Weekly.
A Picture Which, It la Said
to Be Discovered.
There is ono picturo in America
which, for convenience's cake, may be
designated "Fata Morgana." It is fre
quently alluded to and always in a tone
of reverent admiration. When one is in
New York one hears of it as in Boston.
When one is in Boston one bears cf it
as either in New York cr Philadelphia
If the quest be pursued in these cities
tbe picture is said to le located in Bal
timore and so fort it. What is this mys
terious work wbJch would appear to
be considered as tbe chief treasure of
art in America? It is a wholly imagi
nary Kapbael. I found the most rooted
conviction in all so called "art circlee"
that America is the Lappy possessor not
oniv of a Raphael, Lot of a superbly
fine example of that master, and, as al
ready indicated, tho picture in not only
alluded to with pride, hut with an ad
miration that is akin to awe.
It is unfortunate that tbe picture
does not exist, except in the fervent
transatlantic imagination. In a word.
there is no Kapbael in America.
Strangely enough, there are very few
forgeries even, the one or two can vase '
with any approach to tbe manner of tbe
great Italian master being eo obrionelj !
Any Girl Con Tell f
A physician who makes the
test and is honest about it can
tell you that; in many cases.the
number of red corpuscles in the
blood is doubled after a course,
of treatment with Dr. Williams
Pink Pills for Pale People.
may not De entirely uiv:ai rruin
the doctor's statement, but any
girl who has tried the pills can tell y
vnu th&t it means Ted lips. bTioht
eve rtond Annetite. absence of fr
headache, and that it trans-
forms the pale and sallow girl
into a maiden who dlows vfith
the beauty which perfect health
ione can give.
Mothers whose daughters
grow debilitated as they pass
from girlhood into womanhood
should not neglect the pill best
adaoted for this particular ill.
Or. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale 1
People act directly on the blood v;
and nerves, invigorating the body,
when every ertort or tne pny-
Frank B. Trout, of 103 Griswold Ave., Detroit. Mich.. aay: At the age Of
fourteen we had to take our daughter from school on account or 111 health.
She weighed only 90 pounds, was pale and sallow and the doctors said she
had anaemia. Finally we gave her Dr. Williams Pink Fills for Pale People.
When she had taken two boxes ehe was strong enough to leave her bed. and
In less than six months was something like herself. To-day she 18 entirely
cured, and is a big. strong, healthy girl, weighing 130 pounds, and has never
had a sick day 8ince." Detroit Evening News.
Aoo&fruWfar Wevvc Tonc Ng
imitative that no cue villi any adequate
knowledge" cf his work- could possibly
be deceived. It is, however, a pleasant
fiction, and eiiabUpjikrvytic Americans
in Europe to , enJ;VJU)'iTpou thu superb
masterpieces oversea. Nineteenth Cen
tury. '" . ,v
Woe to Tlmt Drenmnker!
You may talk about naval heroes and
rough riders all you like, but for super
human nerve and colossal daring com
mend me to a woman I saw in a dry
goods shop hero in town only last Mon
day morning. 1 had nn excellent op
portunity to observe her carefully, for
! eho etood precisely where; I desired to
stiiiid while she well, this i-i what sho
did: She asked tho salesman to show
tier a certain piece of r d cashmere.
Then she produced from her pocket tho
cat paper pattern of n child s drrs:) and
calmy pinned tho pieces to the cloth.
The salesman stood politely by, think
ing, if a salesman ever had timo to
think, that she desired to ascertain the
quantity required for tho garment she
intended to make, but she didn't intend
to make any garment at all. After she
had pinned tho whole pattern carefully
in place, she took it oil ami rolled it
np. There was a gleam of triumph in
"Thank von. " she said. "That's all
I wanted. I know it didn't take fou
yards. That dressmaker has jnst kept
that extra vard and a half, that's what
she'E done. "
But my, my! Think f.f a dressmaker
reckless enongh to try to deceive u wo
man like that !-4 Washington 1'ost.
A clergyman recently, addressing
those who criticise others while they
themselves are open to criticism, told
this stcry: "Whtn I was a boy, we bad
a schoolmaster who had odd ways cf
catching idle boys. Says ho one day:
'Boys, I must have closer attention to
books. Tho first one of you that sees an
other boy idle I want you to inform me
and I will attend to thu case.' Ah,'
thought I to mvself, 'there's .Toe Sim
mons, that I don't iiKe. I'll watch him,
and if I see biin l;ok ctf bis book I'll
tell on him.'
"It was not long before I saw .Too
look off bis book, and immediately I
informed the master. 'Indeed,' said ho.
'How did you know he was idle?' 'I
saw him, ' was the reply. ' You did. And
were your eyes on yt.ur book when yon
saw him?' 1 was caught, but I didn't
wafeb for tbe boys again." New York
Tbe Tobacco Plotter.
"There is one flower, " says a writer
in a Lcndon paper, "which bas appar
ently been overlooked by Americans in
their search foraeuitable floral emblem
which. I think, is worthy cf their at
tention. I refer to that of tbe tobacco
plant (nicotiaua) in its many varieties.
It is handsome. Tbe plant is, I believe,
indigenous to America, and its impor
tance, as the solace cf tbe boxnan race,
is indi rentable. " ... .
means good blood V5
strenotn ana neaitn
fifty tents t bo
&t dTwg&'st. ot direct fxom
Schenectady, U.Y. Book
oV cure. Ttxe.
When yon were here, I ftcn wit
Ixivo silent with yira hnlf the dny;
Thcro wiih Miuiil need f ne--li la tlint
Sweet convert tif tho blended way.
Kow yon nro roiip, nnrl Iinnr ly houv
1 inti(i of thiiiK" I !"H sl:are
There's not a bii'l, a li-af, a fiowor,
Bat huljia mo miss you everywhere.
My lonely heart enspheres tint pant
With ether rauplit from heaven's C"l;
1 Cre:nn of bhH too nwect 1o l:u-t.
And then I wuken, starved n:i:l cold.
For by tlint coliliiry path
That outward :iulm from mortnl ken
You walk'tl, mid here am I and fa i III
Aud joMtlm:? crowdM of rarclcs ii.cn,
I'vo touche;! tho inmost core of pnln
In i-rccpinK i!aj, caeh '.uy a your.
Yet miKlit 1 sit lotiKtui tied i;nin .
U you wore here, if you wero here.
A Xaoticnl Kzlamillon.
Iu front of the Theater Koyal at Ox
ford, JEnsland, are, cr were, somo gi
gantio etona, figure,", thu ago and object
of which 'are buried in oblivion. Two
sailors were going by and one of them
askod, "Who are these fellows, Bill?"
"The 12 upostks, " was tho reply
without a smile.
"Twelve apostles!" roared tho in -crcdrlous
Jack. "How can that he?
Ther-'j's only six of 'em. "
"Well, y swab," replied the learned
Bill, "yer wouldn't havo 'om all on
dock at once, would ye?" .Lceda Mer
cury. MADE ME A MAN
POWTIVKLT CTJHE At..
Memory, lni,W-i,rj, SImiiiImw
nM etr., auwd by Abimi !!
otlwr Ki'tm and ii.dlacrx
tioiu. Ttaer qutrklr mni
purely rmirn ljmt Vlmlltj lit
oij or young, and tu a man lor
etwlj. imMnm or msrriaco.
1'twnt Irwan.ur awl onuuiiiip
tlm If iakn In limn. 1 hrir ut
a urn Immediate !m pruemril
"rn" t.Vllk where
UKNuauda ana wit mm ou. We ne p,tttw written
urwitee b, effect a cure li, earu cam or refund Uie
9"!e. Price 6o c-ntt tier rarkatce. or an narkaaee
trull treatment) for e.r,. Brifiali.lo p'aln wrauunr.
npon rew-tpt of prloe. Circular free. Addraa
AJAX REMEDY C0.f "WSS?"-
For sale in Rock Island by John Bencstoo
aad Marshall & frlulier. druggista.
nnniLLinns-nii I o
W li A SITEE RELIEF TO Wnuiv ,
all troubles peculiar to her sck. r9sml by
man or from our Agent. SI.OO per box.
WILLIAMS KFG. CO., Preps, CLEVELAND, OHIO.
For sale by M. V. liaaoaen, druegba
" .T?.tfc yr whether yen eentlane th
e-Clilln looarro habit. Dtt-TV U ACLW
reaiovefl tbe dnetre for Lihum
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