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THE KOCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, MARCH 10, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W POTTSM.
M on dat, March 10, 18H0.
At the request of many friend, I hereby an
noanea myself a candidate for the omee of
Township Collector, subject to the decision of the
Democratic citv township convention.
C, B. Scroti..
FOR COLLI CTOR.
To Ik Voter of Sock Itland;
I hereby respeetrolly announce mye!f as a
nandldata for tha office of Township rollactor.
If elected I shall dlstrlbote the entire Income of
th, ofllra. leas actnal expanses, which I guaran
tee will not exceed (300, arrong the following
penile institutions; t Lake's hospital $80; In
atrial Borne : La Ilea' Relief society and
Industrial school $. and the balance toward
the new Young Men's Christian assvlstlon
building. I hs a Nattun
Hrsolstlnns PaSMM a l. noun, n.n Al
At the regular monthly meeting of tha
Trl-Citj Labor conirresa hi Id in Hilller't
hall yeater.Uv, the following preamble
anil rea'lutiont were unanimously adop
Whereas. Tne Tn City LnM ron
ere has heard wilh regret that the city
council of Rock Island has receded from
the proud position It took in enacting an
ordinance providing for the eight-hour
day in ell contract labor f r said oil)
Rlrf1. That wc emphatically con
demn as treacherous to the best Interests
of the city end of the working people, ill
action In repealing said ordinance
Retolttd, That all members of the city
council who aided in repealing said or
dinance should tie condemned by the
working people everywhere
Rfiolted, That the secretary of this
congress furnish a copy of these resolu
tions to each newspaper in the cities of
Rock Island. Moline and Duvr-nnort un
der seal, with a request that tbey publish
the same In their pauers; also a copy to
the city clerks of Rck Island. Moline
and Davenport, with a request that It be
read in the meeting of each city council
J A,. W. Cavahacoh, I
.1 B. Dan forth.
ttesit an it Baker.
Dr. .1. U Baker, of Kelthsburg. has
received hi commission and will soon
enter upon the duties of storekeeper a
Peoria, having been recently appointed to
that position through the efficient efforts
of Congressman Oest . Moline Di'patfh
Anent the above the Keithsburg Arte
has the following:
Two weeks ago the Mm gave Hon
Win II. Oest. the credit with securing
the appointment of storekeeper for Ba
ker, but has since learnerl that Oest did
not make the recommendation, and that
it was not through bis efficient (Torts
that Baker was made government store
keeper. At a farewell sociable given
Dr. Barker last week by Isaac Mi
Manu Tost Q. A. R , a resolution
was unanimously and enthusiastically
adopted thanking Hon. J alius S. Starr
and Senator S M folium for securing
this appointment for one of their old
comrades. Mr Oest. being the congress
man from this district, should have in
terested himself in behalf of Raker but
he failed to do It. and outside influence
was sought Dr. Baker did efficient work
for Oest during the past campaign, mak
log speeches in every county and nearly
t vrry town and city throughout the dis
trict, and when Oest could have shown
his appreciation of the old soldier be
quietly turned h.'a back upon him. The
old soldiers of the district will remember
the many snub given them by our pres
ent republican congressman and should
be be renominated for congressman In
this distrii t his name will be Dennis
That Davenport Is to have a fair and
exhibition is now practically assured.
The Business Men's association of that
city is pushing the project with every
prospect of success The style ot the
corporation is to be the Davenport Fair
and Exposition, and its place of business
to be Scott county, Dot more than one
m'.le fr ,.m the limits of the city of Di.v
enpott. The general purpose of the
corporation Is to be the conducting of
Industrial, agricultural horticultural and
One and fast stock shows, fairs and ex
positions, races and other popular and
legitimate athletic sports in general The
authorized capital stock is $50,000, di
vided into flu shares, but this amount
may lie increased, as the directors may
determine, to the amount of $1mmmhi
The term of corporate existence is placed
at twenty years. These directors are to
be nine in number, and elected annually.
The officers are to be a president, vice
president, secretary and treasurer
5 Henry Dedloff to Henry Reuter,
part si j nr , 17. lw. 9400
Henry Hubert to J H Botbjer, part se
net , 17, lw, nr.
C F Sundelln to N I' F Nelson, s, lots
10 and 12. block 4. South Park ad. R I.
James Murphy to F L Johnson, s j, lot
1. Woodland ad. Moline. $2,800.
7- Moses Tltterlngton to M A Tit
tenngton. se J set. 1. 18. 4w, $41 Hi
7 Estate of M rises Tltterington.
Proof of death. Will presented for pro
bate. Declination of James N Tittering
ton to qualify and act as eEecutor filed
Deposition of James N Tltterington. one
of subscribing witneases to will. Uken in
proof of the eiecntion filed.
Estate of James I Edmonds. Report
of sale of personal property at private
ale Died and approved.
Satate of John Oribben. Will admits
ted to probate. Letters testamentary is
sued to Mary Oribben Bond waived by
H Estate of Hans Zoring. Will ad
milted to probate Letters testamentary
Issued to Sophie Zorlng Bond fll.-d and
Rev .Onk is the minteterlel Sullivan of
this city. In the second tound with the
saloon keepers he forces the fighting
from the start and it evidently figuring
for a clean "knock out." So far the
reverend gentleman has needed no second
nor a bottle-holder. From his language
Rro (lue s Dreferenoe is undoubtedly two
ounce gloves end a ten foot ring.
Itollberatrlr Urnwned Hie Antagonist.
SS.CTIA m i n i 1 (al., March I -Char Ism
Krewuau a fighter and worthless character,
killed a man near Koswvtlla, yesterday, by
holding the firm's head In a trough of water
uutll he was dead The victim was a cook
as ranch freeman was drunk at the
abase, anil attacked the man without pro
A PROUD PARISH.
Rector Sweet and Hi People 'Mid
The It i moil el el Trintij Chwrrh ami
the Varies lrwetja)B)tj that
Have Keen fJate.--Ispretvr le-
The restoration of Trinity church was
celebrated with Impressive services yet
day, In which Bishop Burgess, the rec
tor. Mr. Sweet and other clergy partici
pated. A brief description of the la
provementa. entailing an outlay of nearly
$4,000. has been given in the ARout.and
the effect of the changes In the interior
design and arrangement was received
with a spirit ot gratification and con
gratulation by the imimnee congrega
tlon present at the morning service.
The cheerful and artistic finish that
the rr frescoed Walla and poli hid
Georgia pine ceilings have given to
the entire interior, the enlarged aanclaary
and choir, the bright new carpet through-
tut 'be body of the edifice, the newly
grained pews and polished hardwood
floor of two colors in the sanctuary, and
the oaken steps leading to the same, the
beautiful Eagle lecturn of brass.
all contribute to the handsome church
surroundings. in which the rector
and his ople take so much re
newed pride. The most conspicuous
changes are in the sanctuary, which has
been greatly enlarged by an extension
while the old sanctuary hi been arranged
for the choir, and an organ chamber and
choir room has been built on. The pu
pit ha been transferred to the south side
of the sanctuary and the font placed on
a platform on the noitb side. The choir
seats and desks are of solid oak.
At the opening of the service yesterday
morning the organist Mrs. R H. Dart
and the choir girls came out of the choir
room wearing blue vestments followed
by Choir Master Ouatave Kiotz. robed in
cossack. The organ struck up a process
sionalandthe clergy composed of Bishop
Burgess, Rev. Dr. C. W. Leffingwell. of
Knoxville. Rev. P. C. Walcott, rector of
St. Katberine's. Davenport, and Rev. R
F. Sweet, the rector, entered from the
vestry room and proceeded down the
north aisle to the entrance, where the
vestry joined and then all proceeded
toward the chancel up the middle aisle
repeating alternately the twent yfourth
psalm. Matins were said by Mr. Sweet,
Rev. Dr 1 ITIngwell reading the lessons
Rev. Mr. Walcott said the litany. The
bitfhop proceeded with the communion
office assisted by the K-'V Dr Let fling
well. The rector delivered i
few remarks of a congratulatory na
ture on the improvements and spoke of
the original dedication sf .he chunh on
Feb 4, 1 "Co -twenty years ago when
subscriptions were mide for the removal
of the indebtedness, i n the build
ing Rev. T. .1 Holcomb wss
then rector ot the eight y-seven persons
who subscribed to the fund then, only
twelve now remain in the parish At that
time there were seventy five communi
cants; al present there are 1$$. Mr
Sweet also referred to the memorial gifts
consisting of a silver communion service
from Mrs M. (' Hoffman, in memory of
her husband, Oen Wm. Hoffman, brass
receiving and collecting basin from Mr
Ben Hall, in memory of bis wife, brass
Eagle lecturn from Mrs Mary Lynde anJ
children in memor) of Judge Cornelius
Lynde. a memorial window from Capt
and Mr T J Buford. in memory of
their deceased children and three memo
rial windows for the vestry in mem
ory of Mrs Susan M. Goldsmith Mrs
Eaiely M. Skinner and Judge Lynde
Mr Sweet also spoke of the tiling of the
floors and the wainscoating of the tower
and porch vestibules by the Trinity
Guild, the glass doon to the church from
the boys of St Michael's Guild, the new
carpet from the Women's Improvement
After the gospel, Bishop Burgess spoke
briefly of the men oriel gifts, and made
particular reference to the rector's own
gift of a beautiful cover for the baptismal
font In the same connection he paid a
handsome tribute to Mr. Sweet, eulogiz
ing him en his self sacrificing devotion
and the untiring zeal which had charac
terized his work at rector. The bishop
proceeded wilh the service of consecra
tion of the memorial gifts and afterward
preached a beautiful and forcible sermon
on the subject of worship. The bishop
preached again last evening.
The Rev. Mr. Sweet is now in his sev
enth year a rector, and the bishop's com
plimentary allusion to him at the morns
Ing service was well appreciated by every
member of the parish, all realizing bis
faithfulness and earnestness In the cause
of the church and bit accomplishments in
building it up spiritually and otherwise
Ml It Iwr Ssiu.l.lel
Mrs. M. C. Moore, of Scott couuty,
has brought suit for $5,000 againat J.
W Buckman for slander. The Daven
port Timet aaya:
Mrs. M. C. Moore sets up in her peti
tion that the it a married woman, resi
dent of Scott county, and hat been since
her birth, and has always borne a good
character; that the it a school teacher,
and has a good name for honor and
truthfulnett, that the defendant falaely,
maliciously and with the intent of dam
aging and of slandering her, used of and
concerning ber the following falae, ma
licious and slandering language, tnwit:
That she forged the name of C. Bard to
a certain promissory note; that she waa a
forger; that defendant used said lan
guage in the pretence of R. E. Edwards,
justice of the peace In LeClaire, and E.
Snowe. constable of said Edwardt' court,
to Frank Murphy, tn Rock Island, end lo
an attorney whose nam.- plaintiff done
not know, and to sundry and divert
other persons in LeClaire to her not
known, and the therefore, clalmt dam
age for $5,000 and coatt.
Cordova. March 8.
Teama are croating the river on the
Wot. G. Marshall bat teams at work
hauling corn acroea the river on the Ice.
George Curtit hat moved on W. G.
Marahall't "Wapeie Bottom" farm in
A social gathering was held at the ret
idence of D. T. Pinneo last Sttuulay
Mr. and Mrs. McCauIey. of Port By
ron, were visiting relatives in Cor lova
the latter part of last week.
D. S Metzgar and wife, of Port Btron,
were visiting their ton Homer, and : am
ily, of this place, Saturday .
"Dick" hly hag quit aboemakini; at
iLit place, and has moved to Milan, III.,
where he will engage in the garde ling
Mrs. Pepper and Mrs. Henry Rathburn,
went to Chicago Monday morning, w iere
tbey expect to be absent for a coup e of
weeks visiting relatives.
Railroad masons have been called ut.
and on Wednesday morning about tei of
our boys left for Savanna, where they ex -
pect to work all spring.
He Is Ke pen i an i and Cleime IgBiiram e of
Chicago. March 10 Patrick Cn we.
the young desperado who ran amuck In
the down town streets last Friday e ren
ing. it still confined at the Hsrr son
street ststion without hail. The priso
ner suffers considerably with bis s iats
it re. I hand, the use of which he will ose
forever. Saturday evening he was taken
to the county hospital for treatment, the
physicians finding it necessary to cut the
hand open to remove the bullet, wltich
had imbedded itself between the first and
second fingers Crowe now realizes the
enormity of his crime and begs that he
may be brought to a speedy trial tha he
may know at soon as possible what i un-
ishment will be meted out to him
Hit victims are doing well and Mr ing
ho pea are entertained of their recov try.
At Mercy hospital the physicians apke
very favorably of Officer Emmet Rris
coe's condition. The fever has entiiely
left the patient and he appears to be ree
from pain. He is perfectly conscious of
bit surroundings and talks rationally
with friends who m admitted to see
him. Today the surgeons will mak( an
ffort to discover tne course of the bul
let, and will remove It if possible.
Officer Linville i still at bis home $1
Sixteenth street. He is doing as well as
can be expected, but suffers much p.m.
He has loat the power of speech a to
gether, bis tongue having been perforated
by the bullet, but his physicians are in
hopes of bringing him around all rii lit
Crowe's brother, who keeps a salooii in
Omaha, arrived in the city yesten ay.
He was accorded an interview with the
prisoner last evening, but bad little to
say beyond consoling the prisoner in his
misfortune. Unless a change for the
worse should appear in the conditiot of
the victims, Crowe will lse given a re
liminary hearing this week.
At Ike Kaiprrair's Total).
BEm.iN. March 10.- The leapt Htl
mausoleum at Chitrlottenluirg wnsdnti
cated Sunday. The route to the tomb
was lined Willi sight seers, who line iv
ered their bends as the imperial party
passed on its way to attend the ce-e-mony.
The services were of an impres
sive character, and were conducted by
Court ('hat-lain Koegel. The knights
of the Black Eagle were pi
ent. beaded by Count von MoU;e.
Prince Bismarck was absent. Before c
turning to the palace the emperor aid
member of hi family placed wreaths up
on the coffins of William and Augus a,
which were completely hidden from si-.ht
by the quantities of fresh flowers tl at
were heaped upon them
To mark the anniversary of the death
ftf his grandfather. Emperor William .,
the emperor today sent an aid de etji ip
la Herr von Boetticher. the minister of
the interior, with (he decoration of
the order of the Black Eagle At mpi-
nving the decoration was a letter in
the emperors' own handwriting, in whi -h
he asaociatet the honor with the ntemo-y
of the late emperor, to whom he refers as
the pioneer of the social leform gaov
mem. which be says he has resolved to
pursue wilh all persistence. Iu his ef
forts to carry out the desired reform t w
emperor says he has found Herr vi n
Boetticher bis main supporter. The In
cident is muv'h remarked in connect:, n
with the rumors that Herr von Boettich !t
will succeed Prince Bitmarck in the nfl
Jew in MeaeloB.
Washington, D C. March 10 A
convention of the order of Kesher Sli !
Barzel. or Iron Knot, one os the leaihri:
Jewish societies of the country, began
here today with a fuil attendance ot de
egatea. The order, which has a merabei
shlp of 15.000, meets once in six yean,
the last convention being held in Cievt
land. Officers were elected at follow
Pretident. Simon Wolf; vice presidents,
Moeet Oreenbaum, Joseph D. Coont an 1
Jacob Trutt, tecretaries, Lewis Abrahan
and L L. Leiaterstan. Mr. Wolf deliv
red an address in which he urged
union of the eight Jewish secret lenevo
lent organization! in the United State;
W Ithdrawa Hie Obeetloaie.
Leavenworth, Kaa . March lo. Dish
op Fink hat contented to have his recen
etter i rohibiting Catholics fiom ioinini
the Farmers' alliance modified. Repre
tentative of the state and county alii
ancet were given an audience by th
bishop and assured him there was node
sire to conflict with the views of tb
church, and that all religious parts of the
constitution would be eliminated. It
view of these atsuranoet Bishop Fink hat
addressed a letter to Mr A M. Thistle
waiter. Leavenworth, Kas , member o'
the alliance, stating that hit objection)
to Catholics joining the alliance an
Cberekre tstrlp Hooaarra.
Wichita, Kas , March 10 It it learnec
that E. B Roll will hold a company ol
120 ttrong at Caldwell and leave Monday
for a point twenty milea touth in the
Cherokee ttrip to locate and commenct
farming There are no aoldiera to inter
fere at that point, and it it believed that
other points along the border may be en
terred on the tame day. The Cherokee
Live Stock association meeting on the
18th u.st it for the purpose of devising
some means of protecting their cattle
from the rangers.
Barney Brennan defeated Joe Rollo in
a twenty-eight round fight at Worth, III.,
Sunday morning. The principals live in
The new ordinance regulating the
apeed of trains to ten milet an hour
within the city limits, went Into effect in
Chicago yeaterday .
Roland Leach, who diaappeared to
mysteriously from the Palmer heuse,
Chicago, laat week, it ttill missing
The female pupils of a De'rolt, Oat.,
school have refuted to attend longer
unlets an obnoxioua rule, forbidding
them to chew gum, is repealed.
For the Ural time in the hittory of
Duluth there waa no public drinking on
Sunday, and the reform will extend to
cigar, fruit stores, etc. next Sunday.
The annual reunion of the Garyer fam
ily, which comprises 500 members in III
Inolt alone, waa held yesterday at Mon -tlcello
and waa largely attended.
Salt Lake City will have a population
of 10,000 at the August election.
Our assortment in tine tailor made
frock suits la not to be excelled for 100
milet around. R. Kraute, Davenport.
The maids of old were not necessarily
The Chicago Fair Bill Ready to bp
ALARM OF ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS.
Pear mat Palmer Will rupture (he
Meat sew Held by Senator Par well-..
-Kv-lansrrratsnan Taulbre'n Poo
ditlon. World's Fair Bill.
Washington, March 10. After labor
ing all yetterday with a stenographer and a
typewriter. Lyman J. Gage and Edwin
Walker have completed the Chicago
world'a ftir bll. and presented it to
Chairman Chandler's committee today.
It is the universal opinion that the com
mittee framing the bill hat hit upon a
very happy solution of the many prob
lems with which they were confronted.
While tbey reserve to Chicago substan
tial control of the fair, they also gain the
prestige of national control, aud escape
criticism from those who do not believe
in the creation of a federal corporation,
and do not like to tee Uncle Sam going
into the show business. standing at the do r
taking tickets like any other abowman
The bill places the Chicago corporation
on an admirable business footing, not
complicated by relationhip with a na
tional board, and makes sure that Chi
cago and Illinois shall have no greater
voice in the awards of medals and pre
mium than any other city or tate. It
is pretty certain that this hill will lie
adop'ed by the full world's fair commit
tee, and be reported to the house within
a week or so, and possibly within three
I'aliuer Seares Them.
The republican leaders from Illinois
now in Washington aie greatly concerned
about the state legislature. They freely
admit in private that the democrats have
an excellent chance of carrying the state,
and they are making elaborate prepara
tions lor the battle. They count on sev
en close districts in the senatorial con
tests, and of these say they must carry
only two to give them control of that
body. But as to the house they are not
so sanguine. A prominent Illinois poli
tician says that in order to mske the leg
islature safely republican, his party must
carry at least one-half of the doubtful
districts, for failure in this will in all
llkilehood give the house to the demo
crats by a sufficient majority to make the
joint convention democratic. A truce
has been arranged by which all the candi
dates for senator, who are supposed to be
Farwell, Payson, McN'ulta, General Hen
derson and, possibly, Joe Cannon, are to
forego their personal campaign till after
the fight for the legislature is over.
Then, if the assembly be republican, the
scramble will begin, with Farwell dearly
in the lead. There is no doubt that the
republican.' ate very much afraid of Gen
eral Palmer, and, of course, they will not
nominate a weak candidate for senator to
make the race against him.
The Week's Work.
Mr. Biair's educational bill will occupy
the senate's afternoons during the com
ing week, and an effort will be made to
bring it to a vote Friday afternoon. The
urgent deficiency bill mny be passed. The
committee on privileges and elections will
submit its report on the Montana contest
and ask that it he given early consider
lion. When the Blair bill shall be out of
iheejvay Mr Frye will endeavor to have
the Pacific railroad funding bill taken up.
Mr. Piatt will put forward the bill for the
admission of Wyoming, Mr. Sherman
will press his anti true! bill. Mr Hale his
hill for increase of the naval establish
ment. Mr Dolph his Mi xican award lull,
and finally the undervaluationsbill, which
will have been reported by that time, will
make a strong fight for consideration.
The house committee on territories will
push the bill for the organization of the
territory ot Oklahoma. The hills for the
admission of Wyoming and Idaho to
statehood may be called up. The con
tested case Mudd vs Compton from tin
Fifth Maryland district will probably be
brought up, and in this event Mr. Mudd
will be seated.
Ex -Congressman Taulliee con'lnue to
grow more and more feeble and his hold
on life more precarious. He it worse to
night than he was yesterday, and death
may come lief ore morning. His recovery
now wou Id he almost miraculous.
Tile Kit em MeltiiHl.
In the course of his tour of in-jna-tion
through the (.'auciisus this autumn Prince
Knd:ikofT-Kors.akolf passed el. .- to tbo vil
Inse of starv Yoot t. n nere a nativ.i colonel
was not I .iik previously iimr iert-1 out of
rev-ne. on 1 where t::e murderers were lie
ing tcree.ne I from the authorities l,v the in
h.'dntaiilK A- they rviu-s-d to give up the
ttetWSttje, lie- prince ordered all the iiihule
itunts of the village to be assembled on bis
route two BI.I.S off Here the prince refused
to gsjeete Usttr greWteHg teasel and salt,
and rat i He rn nuht sound. v in the severest
terms of tne Kiissinn vocabulary. At the
satie- time be ordered their cMers to tie ar
rested oi. tn- -p.t und gavethein one month
in which to surrender the murderers. If
they reiimcied i .s-aleiti ant at the end of
that term, t :i- en-t puni-iiim nt was to be
With the usual olsstinacy of the C'heebeulis
trill s, srbii continue Uieu-opKisitiou to Russia
as loag at, ii not anv longer than, any of the
other triii.' o . Caucusus, the murderer.;
were not gi ven up at the end of the month,
treat inipisu s "military execution" was or
dered to ! made. At day breuk the village
was twroandetl by a cordon of troops, and
all the inhabitants wero disarmed and for
bidden to ever curry arms iig.iin. A detach
ment of troops mhs then quartered in the
village, and 1.LM0 rubles was exacted for the
benefit of the murdered man s family An
elder was ul-o appointed and se:it by the au
thorities, with u salary to be paid by the
village of 000 rubles a year. The murderers
have now at last been burreiidered, and the
troops consequently withdrawn. St teen
The Wrong Approach to Itrowitiue;.
It may be that browning can never --uk
to the lurgol uudieuce; but it is certain that
the audience to hear him and know him will
uot be us large even as it should be us large
as, if report ho true-, he himself felt with
some resentmeut that it ought to be until
men's miuds are cleared of cant about him.
What Is the reason why ineti without a touch
of the Philistine in them should aggravate
one by persisting in approaching Browning's
work as though it involved first of all some
kind of Intellectual crux the employment of
some other facultiee than those that common
ly receive true poetryf
They would resent the imputation, per
haps, but have they not been made uncon
sciously to assume that the field is one of
thistles by the wagging of some possibly
long eared head over "Sordello," or the no
tion that he who euters here must swear full
allegiance to "The Kiug and the Book?" Not
every bead is of that description that finds
Interest eveu in the former of those two po
ems, and the latter aud its successors have
then own great place aud function; but why
insist upon opening at "Sordello'' or "The
King aud the Book" a poet who has given us
between them a whole cycle of the most di
rect, humau. living poems in the language'
Nobody insists upon our exclusive interest in
the second part of "Kuust." "The Point of
View" ui Scribuer.
"No Smoking Allowed!" he read in
the waiting room. "Huh! Who wants
to amoke aloud T" And be settled down
to a 'quiet' smoke.
Strange that we object to the corn on
the toe and not to that on the ear.
OF THE BOOTS,
SOME SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT DEAD
Where a Funeral Is Called a leiid bhoe.
Pretty I.lttte Stories In Which Shoe, Are
Irmineiit Chaiasetera -How the Queen
Moved the Farmer.
The superstition of the burial of the boots
probably survives in England. It is about
seventeen years since the writer heard from
an old gypsy that when another gypsy was
"puvado," or "earthed, '' a ery good pair of
boots was placed by him in the grave. The
reason was not given; perhaps it was not
known. These customs often survive after
the cause is forgotten, simply from some feel
ing that good or bail luck attends their ob
servance or the neghs-t of it.
Many years since a writer m an article oil
shoes in The English Magazine slated that
"according to an Aryan tradition, the great
er part of the way from the land of the living
to that of death lay through morasses and
vast moors overgrow n with ferns nnd thorns.
That thedead might not ptMlorar ttMM bare
foot, a pair of shoes was laid with them in
The shoe was of old in many countries a
svmbol of life, ldieity.or entire personal con
trol. In Ruth we are told that "it was the
custom in Israel concerning changing, that a
man plucked off hit SfXVt aad delivered it to
his neighbor." So t he bride, who was original
ly a slave, transferred herself by the) tytabol
of the shoe fc
When Hm Emperor Wtadimir taa le propo
sals of marriage to the daughter of Itanald,
she replied scornfully that she would not lake
fl her shoes to t he son of a slave Gregory
nt Tours, in speaking of wedding, tava: "The
bridegroom, having given a I ing to the bride,
preseiits her w ith a shoe."
A L'UBtUUa. OfJOTOtx,
As regafOs the Scandinavian hel-shoo, or
eell-boe. Ki ll, v, iii ins "liido-Kuropoan
fVlk sorsj," t.-IN us that a funeral is still
railed a dead sii-s- in the iieniielierg district;
and the writ r already cit.-l adds that in a
MS. of the Cotton library, containing an ac
count of Cleveland in Yorkshire iu the reign
of Qtjean EHaabtCts, there It a peetai which
illustrates this curious custom. It was quoted
by Sir Walter Scott in the notes to "Mm
strelsy of the .Scottish Border," and runs
thus: "When any dieth certaine women siug
a song to the dead b. .die, reciting the journey
that the jmrtye tl.s-eas.-d must goe; and they
are of beliefe that once in their lives it is
goode to give a air of new shoes to a poor
man ; forasmuch as lief ore this life they are
to pass lwiref.M.te through n great Ian le, full
of thorns and furr-n exivpte by the meryte
of the 811111" aforesaid th have redeemed
the forfeyte for at the edge of the lands an
oulde man shall Met lh - in with the same
shoes that were given by the partie when he
was lyviug, ami after he bath shodde them
dismi-seth them to go through thick and thin
without scratch or scalle."
This must he a very agreeable reflection to
all gentlemen who have bestowed their old
hoots on waiters, or ladies who have in like
fashion gift. si their maids. To be sure, t lie
legend epecinet new those; but surely a pair
of Unity shilling boots only half worn Count
for as much as a new pair of half a sovereign
chaussures. However, if one is to go
"through thick and thin without scratch or
scalle," it may be just as well to be on the
safe side, and give a good new extra stout
pair to the gardener for Christmas. For
truly the superstition, are strange things,
and no one knows wh.it may I in them!
There are on-or two quaint shoe stories of
the olden Ume srhica may be of value to the
cmiD n shoes.
It liefel once in the beginnings ,,f Bohemia
thut. according to Oehefarlk r slaw ieehe Al
tei thunier," H., p. 4."i, Libiiss.1, queen of
that laud, found herself compelled by bei'
council to wed. And th" wise men, ta?ing
!souul!si, dedans! that he who was to marry
the queen would he found by her favorite
horse, who would lead the way till he found
a man eating from an iron table, and kneel to
him. So the horse went on, and unto a Arid
where a man eat eating a peasant's dinner
from a plowshare This was the farmer
Prscbemi-ctil. So th-v covered him with the
royal robes nd led him to the queen expect
aut. Hut ere going he took his shoes of wil
low w.Vidaiid placed them in hi- bosom, and
kept them to rented him ever after of his
It will, of course, at otsct strike the reader,
as it has the learn I, that tin- is story mat
would naturally originate in Bay country
where there are iron ptasjrtsmrea, hotxsas.
lueens and wooden shoes: atei. as Scuafarik
shrewdly su'est. tnat it uit- ail a put up
job;" Sims-, of course, I'rschemischi was
already u lover of the queen. Itie horse
wa- trained to tin. 1 bun and to kneel before
turn, and, finally, that the plow-hare and
Wooden shoe- we!e the prelel ; .- rl,es
af the little drain i The Seven league I ski Is
and the shoos of I'eter Sctilernihl. which take
an over the world at will, have a variat loot
in a wir recorded in another tale
There was a beautitul and extremely proud
damsel, who refused a ytvjtsj man ith every
conceivable aggravation of tlie offence, in
forming him that when she ran after him,
and not liefore, that he aght hope to marry
her; and at the same time meeting a psirold
woman wise begged her for u p:o: of old
hoes. To which the proud priuevss replied:
Shoes hen-, sin- there;
Uive me a couple. I 11 gie thee a iair.
To which the old woman, who wasu witch,
grimly ntP-red. Til give tins- a puir
which"- The rest of the expression was
really lea uiiamutble lo rc(eut. Well, the
youth and the witch met. and going to tiie
lady's shoemaker, "made him make" a su
perbly eiecaut pair of shoes, which were sent
to the damsel as a gift. Such a gift! No
sooner were liiev put on than off they start
ed, carrying the princess, maigre elle. over
'lill and dale. By und by she saw thut a
man the man. of coiirv. whom si:e had re
fusedwas in advance of her. As iu the
song of the "Cork l-g. " "the shoes never
stopped, but kept on the pace." And the
young man led her to a lonely castle and
reasoued with her. And us she had promised
to marry him should she ever run alter him,
and as she had pursued him a whole day, she
kept her word. The shoes she sent to the
witch tilled with gold, and they were wed
ded, and all went as merry us a thousand
grigs in a duck pond. St. James Gazette.
A Sure Test.
Noted Detective tat friend's house) This
guest of yours, who, you say, came to you
with such flattering letters of iutroductiou, is
Friend 1 mpossible! He is one of the most
cultured gentlemen 1 ever met,
"True; but all the same, he is not what he
pretend- u be. Ht claims to lie a mau of
family, a householder, aud iu busiuess in a
" Yes. Is he notf"
"No, he does not live in any home of his
own ; he h used to hotels and boarding
"How do you knowf"
"Before begiuuiug a meal he wiiies hit
plate off with his napkin."' New York
Some Curious t'hluese Slang.
Some of the ordinary expressions of the
Chinese are very sarcastic and characteristic.
A blustering, harmless fellow tbey call a
"paper tiger." When a man values himself
overmuch they compare him to "a rat falling
into a scale and weighing itself. " Overdoing
a thing lliev call "u buncuback making a
bow." A spendthrift they compare to a
rocket which goes off at once. Those w ho ex
peud their charity i.u remote objects, but
neglect their family, are sutd "to hang a lan
tern on a rope, which is seen afar but give
no light I ..low. "-Boston Herald.
A Young Financier.
"Say. main ma, how much aui I worth?"
"You are worth u million to uw, iuv
"Say, mamma, couldn't you advance
me twenty-five cents?" Time.
A Reasonable Objection.
Boarder We are raising a subscrip
tion to get a rocking chair for tliat poor
lodger. Von"t you give something?
Landlady Not much. His room is
right over mine. Epoch.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
la always to be found at
CARSE 5t CO
t"lt8 the lvst Shoe for the money in ihe city,
1622 SECOND AVENUE,
THE SOLID EARTH TUMBLES.
It Drops Out Iraw t inter Bawaral llooiea
hi vv . i k , n--. I'm.
W i LK mHaKke. fa., March S The aulurb
of PlyaKMtfc, knonn a l urry's Hill, Wii
shaken up fcs if bv an .ar.uijuakt) at .
oVIoi'k ester Jav morning. Hiues settl d
ifcnsn about tan fet-i ail the tvrnnoi paopla
ran int. the lis It elaU in their JlLt
i lollies as they haii hreu ariUsi from kSMB
The cave in wa- canted It iht falling , i h
rKjf o Mm abats loue i loliijrv work, ga
I."! teal be-ow tha swfajoa. SeVartd kotuu
were wreekeJ ahd some t..ok tire trom ov, i
lurnel stovae, but the Ham s were eitiu
Treamirer Nuland Wants to Ilt-nlgn.
Jefferson City. Mo.. March h. -State
Treasurer No'anii baude.1 his writteu resig
SMtaoa to Governor Francis yester-lay afu?r
u am The governor has not jet deotJed
M h- h t he will accept it. The question is
r.iise,! whethi-r a state otllrer who hat been
suspende I can r.ign pending an ex-tnnna-ti
n. Nolanil's deficit is now sa'.d to be j8j -71S.Vi.
A Kentucky Village Wipe I Out.
Somerset, K., March b The vil ,e of
L beriv. C as y county, this state, wis con
sume I by tir- vest id .y. Loss. MO.000; to
tattsrasta . The villag i h id a .-opu!a io . of
BotMtl to Marry, II He u HO.
Jeffersoxvillx. tad., March 8 Capt
James Blake, aged i years, of New Albany,
a lineal descendant of the great Eugiish ad
miral, eloped with Miss Artie Thompson,
years old, to this ciry, and the couple were
married. Capt. Blake was a wealthy
widower, with five married children. Be
fore securing his matrimonial prise he had
proposed to seven other ladies during the
last two years.
The f nt 1 Political Platform.
Atlanta, Oa , March President Liv
ingtone, of the Farmers' Alliance, who is a
jandidate for governor, puts hiius-df on a
novel and startling platform He propose
that all candidates for congress l required
to pledge themselves in favor of putting
crops in bond, the government advancing 80
per cent, of their value. He also advocates
the governmental oontrol of all railroads.
The Log Was a ltaae Fraud.
London. March 8 The Woman's Radical
club, of Lowestoft, bat been sadly victim
ised. Having asked Gladstone to send a log
for their bazaar, to be admired and cut up
into chips and sold, they received an affirm
ative reply. In due course tho log arrived,
and was freely admired and largely sold,
when three days af er tho i .. ,si closed a
second lo arrived. 1'iquiry resulted in the
discovery that the first log was bogus, the
lift of some local wag.
Fine black thibea, tpring overcoatt,
imported ffoorl at Robt. Krause'a, III)
and 117 wett Second street, Davenport.
This powder never variat. A marvel of parity,
ttrengtb and wkoleaomnaas. Mora economics,
than the ordinary tdndt, and cannot be sold In
competition with the multltade of low test, short
weight alam or pr phosphate powders SoUonim
Sa mm. Rotax Ma am a Powdch Co., 108 Wall
8t., K. X.
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Tailor Made Clothing
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI -
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Ladies' $2.00 Kid Button Shoe called
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Poll Buggies. Boys' Kipress Wagons. Base Balls and Bala. Rubber Balls, etc
Also a full line of
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W rtUna Paper. Tablets, Ink, Sla:pi, Lead and Mate Pencils, Etc.
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Van Houten's hasJSfyfer cent more of the flesh-forming
elements of cocoa than is obtained by the best processes of
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Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island
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