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THE ABOH3. JTEDXESDAT, OCTOBER 25. 1899.
Attorneys si Lw.
. ftMtUul and MUsn. Rocs T gland oae
ererErcU Maui store. MUu offles on
Mala street. -
B C COWtLT. D OOIIIIXT
CONNELLY A CONNELLY,
Attorney at Law
Money loaned Office over Tnomur crag
ture, corner of Second tvenus ana Seven
JACKSON & HUE3T.
Attorneys at LaV
Offlee In Roek Island National Bank BuUfl
tf. M. L. MTlJOr.FH. ROBT. B. BBTKOLOS.
LUDOLI'H & REYNOLDS,
Attorneys at Lsjv.
Money to loan. General le business. No
tary public. 1706 Second avenue, Buford
. D. IWIIIIT. O. WALKBB
SWEENEY 4 WALKEB,
Attorneys and Counsellors, at Law
OHee In BenRiton Block.
ft. 3. RKARI.C
a B. MARSHALL,
SEA RLE & MARSHALL
Attorneys at Law.
Transact a trcneral lceal busfneis.
McENIRY A McENIBY.
Attorneys at Law.
Lean money on Rood seeurttv: nrake eollee
tcns. Krlnrence, Mitchell A Lynda, bankers
Limoe, Mitchell Sl Lynde building.
JOHN K. SCOTT.
City attorney of Rock Island. Room 4
Mitchell A Lynde building.
F. U. FIRST, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Phone i on HK . Office. 828 Twentieth
Street. Ofllce bourn: 10 to 18 a. m.; to and
7 to p. m. bunday, 8:30 to M a. m.; 1:80 to
DR. CORA FMERY REED.
F rental attention to d!eanes of women and
Cblldren, a'w disease of eye, ear, nose acd
throat. Offlee hour to 12 a. m., 1 to 4 P
to. K:l Sixteenth street. Rock Uiacd.
J. m BCRKRAHT, M. D . . .
MHS. HA OA M. BCBKHABT. M. D
DRS. BUKKHAKT & BUKKHAKT.
Ofllce Tremann block. Offlee hours a to 11
a. m., 1 to 5 and 7 to V p. m. i'hone No. 4.W
Kock Ulund, 111. Night calls answered from
C. T. FOSTER. M. D.
Physician and Surf eon.
Offlee between Third and fourth avenues on
Twentieth street. Office hours: 0 to 11a.m..
I to 4 p ra. and 7 to V p. m. Night caUs from
Office Phone 40s.
DR. S. II. MILLER,
Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist,
All diseases of horses and cattle treated on
approved principles. Suriclcal operations per
formed In a acicntibc mariner. Dotrs treated.
All call" promptly attended to. Residence.
128 Fifth avenue. Telephone 4401. Ofllce
and Intlrtcary. 111!-117 Fourth avenue
(Mauoker a stable), opposite No. I fire house.
DR. 1L EMMET STEEN,
Specialist and expert in the treatment oi
nervous private and ail chronic diseases of
men and women.
Hours: 10 to U, S o 4. 8 to . Sundays 10 to 11.
Rarrtson and beoond streets, opposite new
DR. M. A. HOLLINGSWORTH,
Office. Harper House Pharmacy, c Night calls
DR. C. W. GRAFTON.
Room IS and IS. Mltehell A Lynde bulldlnc.
Office hours from 8 to It a. m. and 1 to 8 p. m.
J. T. TAYLOR,
Offlee hours M to 1! m.. I SO to 4 BO p. m.
tls Etcbtaseth street. Opposite Union afflee.
DRACK 4 KERNS,
Arobltects and Superintendents
HENRY GAETJE. iTop
Oat Fio-srs and Desig-na or aU Kinds.
lief. Ir. Wil.ums' lerlan P.leOinV
meet prepared lor PlVsand Itch-
rt of tbs pnvaTn pna y.rrry box is
warrants. I. Uv Crujrcists. bv n'l oil s-
elpt ef price. cents aui l.eo. Wll' "Ui
JIUFiCTURIC CO.. rpp. Cleveland. OZZ-
P'l!K fl ODr William' India:
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u nun rr.Biecu,a M.
I j H M Siluys tbe ncbinc at once
Is si BlBBas a pcuitire. rives tr Mam
S yd by M r Baabsaa drucclsts,
THE WILY BADGER.
Bow He Rid Ilimaelf of m Platiie mt
r&ul W. HenrJeh, tbe real estate
dealer, is also a student of entomology,
natural history ami animals In gem-r-al.
lie lived down In Nebraska at one
time, where the badgers have taken
the place of the buffalo. One night
Mr. Ilenrich was explaining the jiecul-J
larifies of the animal and stated by.
na Ul UIUUIIUI.I1VU huh .-u,i.
Nebraftka badger was sharper than a
They have several bright ways of
doing thingH," he began. "Perhaps I
need tell of but one to make their in
telligence plain. Now, if a badger ha
vermin, do you know how he goes
about it to rid himself of them?"
"Scratches em off." said the pro
prietor. "Xu, sir; Mr. Badger Isn't fool enough
for thaL lie Just goes to some stream;
then he stands oa the bank and reach
es around with his mouth and pulis a
little tuft of hair out of his tail. Now
listen closely. With that bunch of
hair In his mouth he turns around and
backs Klovvly down into the river. The
vermin naturally crawl to keep oit of
the water and begin to wend their
way- toward his neck, and as he dips
himself down deeper into the water
they hasten to his nose and then out
on to the bunch of hair which lie holds
in his mouth. AVhen Mr. Hadger linds
that they are all out on that little tuft,
he ojiens his mouth ami lets the cur
rent drift it down stream. Then he
crawls out on laud again, shakes him
self and laughs, while he listens to
the vermin floating away, singing 'A
Life on the Ocean Wave.'" Denver
HIS HEAD LIKES THE HEAT.
Rnt the Xewro Always Tries to Keep
Ilia Her In Cool.
It has often been said that the ca
pacity of the negro race for enduring
heat has never been fully tested. Ad
ineident related by a dairyman living
on the outskirts e-f the city seems to
licnr out this assertion.
This dairyman has a young uegro
loy who looks after the cattle and
does chores around the place. The on
ly effect that the heat produces in his
case is a desire to slumber. The dairy
man had a young calf in the barnyard,
and as the sun was pouring In on the
poor animal his wife sent "C'aiiiua"
out to turn the calf hiose, sj that he
could seek a shady spot. After wait
ing an hour for his return the house
wife went to the barnyard to investi
gate. There she found both boy and
calf curled up in the hot and stilling
barnyard. The calf was dead from
the effects of the sun, but the boy was
slumbering peacefully by its side.
While a negro can stand any amount
of heat on his head he loves to cool his
heels. It Is a common sijlit in the
winter to see a negro boy on a frosty
liiorniii'-r with his head bundled up to
keep out the cold and at the same time
walking unconcernedly along the
frosty ground In his bare feet. One of
the hottest places In the city on a hot
day is at the lumber wharfs of the
I'lorida Central and Peninsular rail
road. When the men knock off for
uoou, they frequently take a nap with
their faces upturned to the rays of the
blazing 'sun. At the same time they
get their feet under the shadow of
some friendly lumber pil Florida
They Saw the I'olnl.
An American farmer near tinadala
jara conviuced his Mexican nelghlrs
that oxen can do more work under
American yokes, so generally used in
the republic. The American brought
several modern yokes from the United
States and used them with success.
The curiosity of his Mexican friends
was aroused, and they proceeded to
"Well," said the American, "wlren
you. lasso a steer and the lasso gets
around his neck what do you do?"
"Turn him loose." was the reply.
"IW-ause he's too strong for us that
"That's It," answered the American.
"His strength is In his neck, not in his
The Mexicans saw the point, and
now yokes of United States manufac
ture are generally used in that neigh
borhood. Modern Mexico.
Mmn and Ills Tailor.
A man can ln measured to the best
advantage, tailors say, away from a
glass. Standing lcfqre a mirror he Is
almost certain to tiirow out his chest.
If he does not habitually carry it so,
and take an altitude that he would
like to have rather than the one he
commonly holds, whereas the tailor
wants him. as the portrait paiuter
wauts his subject, in his natural pose
and manner. With the man in that at
titude the tailor can bring his art to
boar. If that Is required, lu the over
coming of any physical defect and pro
duce clothes that will give the lcst at
tainable effect uj.hu the figure as they
Will be actually worn. New York Sun.
The other day a little stenographer
In a down tow n oiHce begged some
workmen who were putting up a new
telephone not ty place It so high on the
wall as they were doing.
"You see." she said. "I have to use it
as ninch as any one. aud I am so short
that I can hardly reach it."
Oh, well, m'.ss." said the humorist In
charge of the work, "you can raise
your voice, can't youV' Boston Tran
script. Knew Whit lie Waalrd.
The Amiable Plutocrat But riches
do not bring happiness.
The Unaniiable Pauper But I ain't
look in for happiness. Ail I want
comfort. Indianapolis Journal.
- ' A Raes.Hr Valet.
Von Bnnsen told rue that Humboldt
In bis latter days was completely un
der the Influence of a rasca'.ly valet
named Seiffert, and, to the disgust of
his friends, bequeathed to him all hia
effects, of little value, Jt is true, for the
old man left no property of any ac
count. Kven Ins private letters and
papers went to the wretch.
The king and the queen, said Von
Bunscn, were for years In the l.abit of
ending Humboldt a present on his
birthday. At length it became diffi
cult to know what would be acceptable
to the old man, whose wants were so
few and tastes so simple. It was their
habit to send an aid-de-camp to him a
few weeks before his birthday to as
certain. If he could, the sort of gift
likely to be most acceptable to Lira,
and whatever that might be, of course,
it was sent.
Shortly previous to one of these an
niversaries, and in reply to a similar
inquiry, the royal couple got word that
the philosopher would be pleased to
receive a double bed. They wondered
what In the world could have nut It
Into Humboldt's head to ask for a
double bed, having probably never
slept In one in all his life and having
been habituated from childhood to the
least luxurious sleeping arrangements
The old man died, however, before
the expected birthday anniversary ar
rived. It then transpired that the
provident valet had concluded it would
be a nice thing for him and his wife to
have a spick aud span new bed with
the royal arms upon it, aud had taken
advantage of the king's regard for
Humlioldt to try getting one at their
majesties' expense. John Blgelow in
It is very different, the trentment of
domestic animals in Paris. There, if
you live In a hotel on one of the nar
row streets of the Iitin quarter, you
will be kept awake all night long by
the never ending cracking of the w-hips
and the withering cuts as they are laid
hard aud stinging over the backs of the
limping, half starved horses that draw
the voltures and fiacres.
If a cab horse stumbles and falls to
his knees in Paris, the driver does not
run to the nearest apothecary's for 25
centimes worth of liniment to bathe
tho scratched knees, as the London
cabby does for tuppence worth. He
simply gets down from his seat and,
taking the butt end of his whip, beats
the horse over the head until he clam
bers to his feet; then, after administer
ing a couple of kicks from a No. 13
hobnailed boot, he mounts his box and
The tram horses are constantly bela
bored with a whip and sworn at In the
argot of Paris, ami the result, strange
as it may seem, is that it takes you
longer to go n mile in a fiacre in Paris
with the horses being whipped all the
time than it does the same distance in
London when not once during the drivo
will the animal feel the touch of the
lash. Detroit 1'ree Press.
Ivlnc Solomon n n KKrotlat.
And yet this king (Solomon) with his
magnificence and unrivaled power, this
shrewd judge, this skillful statesman,
this scholar with his wide culture, be
came a pessimist, and stands forth one
of tho saddest figures in all the his
tory of melancholy. But If we analyze
his misery we find that lie was a pessi
mist not because men are disciplined
by conflict and trouble, but because ho
was a confirmed egotist.
Had men used printing presses in
those faroft days the first letter to be
exhausted in setting up Solomon's
copy would have leen the capital letter
"I." "I" budded me houses. "I" got
me soldiers, "I" wrote proverbs. "I"
had manservants, "I" had maidserv
ants. Through Insatiable egotism Solo
mon lifted up this "I" as a columnar
hitching post, and asked all creation to
stand around and admire him. But
simplicity is to a great man what
sweetness Is to a rose. A bloated and
overwrought egotism makes happiness
impossible. IJev. Newell Dwlght Hil
Iis, 1). D., in Ladies' Home Journal,
Ifow to det Rid of n Crowd.
The late Prince George generally
dined on Lis balcony, during which
time his Cossacks played delightful
airs from the Busslan operas. Crowds
of people came to stare most rudely, so
one evening there was a very dis
agreeable smoke which swept over
them and drove thcia away. I had the
curiosity to find out the meaning. A
stove had been filled with bark aud
leaves and placed In such a position
that the smoke was driven right into
the faces of the iieople, and I could
imagine the quiet laugh that went
around the Imperial dinner table as
the people dispersed as sheep having
no shepherd. Ueview of Kevicws.
A Very Fine Male.
My neighbor, Morris, has a very fine
mule, and about six mouths ago this
mule tried to pick his teeth with his
hind foot and got the shoe fastened in
his mouth on a broken tooth. Mr.
Morris worked an hour to unloose it,
and then called in tbe neighbors, and
they worked with ropes and levers, but
couldn't. All of a sudden, while Morris
was standing by. thinking what to
do next, the tooth broke with a report
like a pistol, and the mule's foot flew
( back against Morris' shin bone and
i broke it all to pieces. Baleigh News
! and Observer.
Care of Rabber G
In putting away rubber gloves, rub
ier sponge bags and rubber bathing
caps a liberal supply of talcum, or
even ordinary toilet powder, should be
applied to them on all sides, and they
should be placed carefully In boxes
without rolling. When they are needed
I for use again, they will Dot be found
adhering in different places in a way
that makes palling apart dangerous, if
oot entirely disastrous.
BROOM CORN SEED.
Tradition Says Franklin Planted tke
First One In This Caantry.
Every housewife is supposed to know
how to handle a broom, but It is safe
to say that not" one in ten has any
clar I Aa of what her sweeping utensil
is made of or how it is made or where
the material came from. Brooms are
made from the heads or brushes of
the broom corn, a first cousin to our
common field corn. And in this con
nection is told a very pleasant little
fairy story concerning Benjamin
Franklin. "Poor Iiichard," by the
way, seems to have been alwut the
biggest jack of all trades that ever
hclied the United States to become the
richest and most powerful nation of
the world. If this story is true, he is
the patron saint of the housewife and
the broommaker, as well as a kite
liter, lightning catcher, printer, pub
lisher, editor, author, philosopher,
statesman aud other things "too nu
merous to mention."
Broom corn first grew in India. From
there it was carried to Europe. The
story goes that Dr. Franklin was ex
amining a whisk broom that had been
brought over from England In the
days before we had any broorn corn of
our own. He found a single seed on
the broom, picked it off, planted it and
raised a stalk of corn from which is
descended, so to speak, all of the
broom corn of the United States.
However this may be, broom corn
grows much like Its first cousin, our
maize, which originated here. The
head is larger, however, and the seeds
grow on the head instead of in ears.
The heads are cut off, leaving about
six Inches of stalk, and the seeds are
scraped off by a machine, which does
a clean job and does not injure the pan
icles. The seeds are valuable In a
way. They are fed to horses and poul
try and ground into meal for cattle.
In the making of the brooms, the corn
Is put around a handle of bass wood
or soft maple turned in a lathe. Each
layer is wound tight with twine or
wire until the desired size is attained.
The broom Is then pressed out fiat and
sewed to keep it in that shape. Whisk
brooms are made In the same way.
AN EFFECT OF LIGHTNING.
Damasred a Pair of Eyes That Were
I. a rue and Hriitht.
Through the brotherhood of affliction
that conies from wearing glasses in
one of their various forms a popular
official of the Rapid Transit company
told in conversation the other day of
a curious reason why he wore prescrip
tion helps to eyesight. "It was because
I was struck by lightning," he said. "It
was when I was in my teens. I sat
between an open wiinlow and an open
door and there was a flash. The last
I can remember is a sense of having an
envelope of light around me. I was
picked up insensible and those who
first saw im; say that smoke issued
from my month and nose. All thought
I was dead, but I slowly recovered and
soon seemed to be as well as before the
"The serious effects of the shock,
however, developed In my eyes. Their
largeness and brilliancy had lxK'n often
commended on by my friends, but
these more or less desirable features
bail been destroyed by the electric
fluid. .The pupils and the Irises con
tracted and I found a great ditficulty
in my vision. An expert oculist exam
ined the eyes ami gave some scientific
name to the difficulty. That's another
story. I only know that I can see aud
am glad to be alive.
"One effect remains, however, that is
rattier curious. Most itcople who have
been struck by lightning are fearful of
being struck again. Not so with me.
I'm not nervous even In the height of
an electrical storm, but I confess I'm
not anxious to sit in a room at such a
time where there are two openings into
the disturbance. That would be Invit
ing destruction." Brooklyn Eagle.
"Every mau should learn to say
"no, " she said, for she was a strong
minded young, woman and had well de
fined views on the temperance ques
tion. "Many a young man has been
ruined because of his inability to say
"Anil every woman," he returned,
"should learn to say 'yes.' Many a
youug man of excellent promise has
been brought to that condition of mind
where he Is disinclined to say 'no' ow
ing to the disinclination of some girl
to say yes.' Let us. therefore, en
deavor to correct our own faults. Be
fore asking us to say 'no' you should
learn to say ycs.'"
After a few minutes given to the con
sideration of the question she confess
ed her ability to say "yes." It is Just
as well to haug on to a young man
who is smart enough to make such fal
lacious arguments sound plausible.
Paved With Human Skulls.
At tjwandu, in Africa, which con
tains between 10.0U0 and 13,000 Inhab
itants, the town, which Is oval In
shape. Is surrounded by a palisade of
tree poles, the top of every pole being
crowned with a human skull. There
are six gates, and the approach to eac h
pate is laid with a pavement of human
skulls, the tops being the only parts
that show above ground. More than
2,0uQ skulls are used in the pavement
leading up to each gate. The pave
ment is of snowy whiteness and rel
ished to the smoothness of Ivory by
tbe daily passage of hundreds of nak
ed feet. Cincinnati Commercial Trib
Did you ever look over a book on hu
man ailments that you could not make
one of them at least fit your case, even
though yon thought you were quite
well when you began reading? Phila
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