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An eommanlcatioDt of a critical or arrnmenta
tv character, political or religion. But have
I?-m'Seh1 ,0S PMeo No each arti
weiea wl" bo printed orer Sctitkm ateaatnres.
Anonymous commanieatioos not noticed.
Wedhkksdit. Jabtja&t 21, 181.
Thb president is understood to make
a secret of his purpose, ia case the
tree silver coinage bill is passed by the
senate and hoase. to give it a quittus by
Dr. Fred. Owslky. who has j ust re
turned to Chicago from Berlin with a
apply of the Kocb lymph, made the first
inoculation in that city with tne new con
sumption cure on Monday, the subject
being a German pirlin the police hospital.
Mast of Judge Oresbam's friends are
utspoken against President Ilarrison for
not appointing him to the vocancy of the
supreme court bench. They go so far as
to say that it was mere jealousy that
prompted the president's action in the
mitter becausa of Gresham's ability and
Thb people of the great state of Illi.
Bote expressed their desire at the late
election that Gin. John M. Palmer should
represent them in the United States sen
ate. If that wish is thwarted it will but
cut still sh rter the contracted lease of
life held by the rem a ant of the once mu
nificently Ur$e body of republicans of
that comm-tn wealth. The people have
spoken. Fi. MidUoa Democrat .
Ths recommendation of Governor Ftf
eriahis message that the legislature
tura o?er the insurance department of
the a-iditor'a office to an independent
'board, has brought to its head an old
qnrral bteea )tae governor and Audi
tor Pavev, the latter insisting that the
recotnmo lttioa is sheer spite work, as
its odoptln would tate the big slice at
one cut of $3,033 from tie auditor's sal
Thb "Jnicisro & Grand Trunk R til wy's
series of illustrated calendars for 1331. if
possible, excel their Usae of previous sea
sons, and which hwj bscoan generally
'well known. Etch calendar is a repro
duction fro n nature in the higiiest qislity
of photo grtvure art. May thouails
have been mailed gratuitously to person
al aliressev Aliitioaal ciptas of any
of the set will be sent free on receipt of
10 cents each in stamps by aliressin
W. F. D .vis, general paisenijer and ticke.
agent, Ciicao & Grani Truak R ill way,
Thi fires bill anarohiats ia ths U. S.
smv.e did not sacceei in thjir eSorts to
firaoitttn dem;rU, wd r.ol their
ground manfully. Waen tie senate ad
joarael oa Siturday after a continuous
session of thirty h urs this infamu s
msasure wts n nearer p3443 than
when the sesnioa bsgia. Tae demcrvtic
senior, nowevir, will exhamt every
pirlUmsuUry raioaro to dsfeit the plans
of las ansrehists. and a vast majority of
their cvaatrym ?n will sustain them in so
GsoaiB ML. FcrLlKA.. the pi3sesor of
$Q 0)).0J). resja'.ly sail to a correspon
dent, wail ait's i ho v is f :ls t bs a mil
noaira: "I htvj aever thoiii of that
Bat now that y a miatioa it. I biheve
that I a-n no bi'.ter oS tua will I didn't
hava i dolltr to my nun? aai htl to
work fro n d tyli jit uatil dirk. I wore
a good 8!iit of clothing then, and I can
wear oily oas nov. I relUhei three
mull a diy thu, a ?od deal more than
I do three roitli a diy now. I had fewer
cares, I slept better, aad I miy ad 1, gjner
ally, that I b j'iove I wis far happier in
thoie dty thta I iiivi been mil? times
since I bacaou a millioiari. Aid yet it
is a coaf.jrta'jle fealin? to bs rich."
The jtory U wafted from Caict?e that
a youig mirriel man named Johnson
hi that city, who was drawing a liberal
salary, toll undented wife that every
$2 hill 1 1 it cm 5 to h im should be hers
for pia money. G.aduilly Jlr.Jjanoa'a
frieali hurl of h'u pro n.v. aai bean
to conspire to help the pooular young
lady. If they ovjI their frieal any
thing thsy invariably paid htm ia $2 bill.
Finally thoy got to borrow. a; fron hiaa
in ordar to liqiidtts ia taU wy, and,
still unsuspecting, Mr. Johason con
tinued to allow the bills to flv loco the'
willing lap of his better half. F.naMy.
the cashier of the firm that em
p'oyed him learned of the generous
promise, and he, too, enterel the conspir
acy, and the next payday handed Mr.
Johnson a roll that staggered him. Er
ery dollar of it was in the deaomiaition
of "two." Sveatia; under the burden
the repeattat baibinl weaiil hit wty
homeward. "Miry," ha siid, as he met
her at the door, "I've got to break ray
promiie with you, f r tie g7eraneat at
Washington hascaaiei to print any mon
ey except in $3 bills. Gild and silver
have gone out of cirjulatioi eatirely.
Nothing left, if you will believe me, bul
copper and $3 bills. I'm sorry, but I
mut break my promise or go into bank
ruptcy. Can't ws compromise the mit
ter iu boom wiy, as, for lastance. by my
giving you regularly $3) a waek?" They
STRICT JEWS AT TABLE
A NEW YORK RESTAURANT WHERE
THE FOOD IS KOSCHER.
Ablation. Prsjers and Covered Head.
The Hill or Fare Excited Dispntanta
Who Bemain Friendly Cloaed on Sat
urday, lt Open on Sunday.
Some time aero the Jewish Ministers' as
sociation, which includes the leading rabbis
of New York, considered means of im
proving the observance of the Jewish Sab
bath. Among other thine that were dis
cussed incidentally was the rapid decline
of the observance of the Mosaic dietary
laws. It. was frankly admitted that many
Jews no loneer remained loyal to them.
This was declared to be the case even with
those who were otherwise ccxxl Jews.
But there are some wealthy Jewish mer
chants who still adhere to the strict letter
of the dietary laws, and the most promi
nent of these meet every noon in a Jewist
restaurant in Mercer street. It is the most
typical place of the kind in this country.
Here mar 1 observed the Jewish customs
in re?nrd to meals as they are in vogue in
the most orthodox communities of Ros
TWO PS A VERS BEFORE THE MEAL.
A reporter accompanied Coroner Levy to
the Mercer street restaurant the other day.
It was noon when they reached there. A
large sirn which hung suspended from an
iron rod outside the restaurant described
its character through the three mysterious
looking Hebrew characters which spell the
word "koscher." The interior was in no
way unlike that of any other restaurant,
except that the decoration was odd and old
fashioned and that the floor was bare.
The reporter's first inclination upon
entering the place was to remove his hat,
but his hand was checked on its way to
his head, for be noticed that all at the
tables wore their hats. There were about
twenty-five men there, all solid looking
business men, with unmistakable Hebraic
The rear end of the room was divided off
by means of curtains from the space re
served for the tables. Just inside of these
curtains was a washstand, with ru. ning
water, hidden behind a screen. As each
customer came in he would take off his
overcoat, hang it up, and then go to the
washstand and wash his hands, looking
very devout in the meantime, and moving
his lips in rapid muttering. He was re
peating in Hebrew this prayer:
"Blessed be Thou, O Lord our God, King
of the universe, who hast sanctified us with
Thy command, and hast ordered us to wash
Having thns performed his first duty he
took his seat and ordered his dinner. He
began this by cutting off a little piece of
bread, which he dipped in salt. Before
touching it he repeated this prayer:
"Blessed be Thou, O Lord onrGod, King
of the universe, who bringest forth bread
from the earth."
Then he bit off a piece of the salt bread
and swallowed it before touching anything
else The meal was an elaborate one.
There were two kinds of soups, fourentrees,
five roasts, a lot of vegetables, four kinds
of dessert, and coffee. AJ1 the dishes were
of the German-Jewish type that is, they
were German dishes prepared in the Jew
ish way. There was goose breast, and
stuffed goose neck, and calves' tongue with
sour-sweet sauce, and almond cake. Ex
cepting the abundant grease, everything
was well cooked.
The portions were very large; still with
nearly every course the diner was a.sked by
the waiter whether he did not want more.
Of course there was no butter served.
Butter being made of milk cannot, accord
ing to the dietary laws, be eaten with meat
or any substance containing blood. There
were three waiters, all of them remarkably
attractive in appearance and typical in
SOME OF THE DINERS.
At half-past 12 the restaurant was pretty
well filled. The talk at the table was very
loud, and at some of the tables it was ex
tremely argumentative. From the way in
which the clinched fists came down on the
tables, making the glasses and plates jump,
and from the loud and savage words, the
reporter expected to see blows struck. But
the differences, if there were any, were
smoothed over, and apparently those en
gaged in the controversies remained as
friendly as ever.
One man who came in alone attracted
the coroner's attention. He was very sol
emn looking, with a gray beard, deep set
gray eyes, and heavy eyebrows. Before
going to the washstand he removed his hat
and replaced it with a little skull cap.
"That man," said Coroner Levy, "is a
very wealthy Broadway merchant, and is
noted for his great piety. Even in his own
home he never sits down to a meal with
his head uncovered. The Jewish theory,
you know, is that it is an insult to the
Deity to appear before him with uncov
ered head. I know one very wealthy up
town Hebrew, who is noted for his Tal
mudic knowledge and devotion to religion,
who I believe would rather cut off his right
hand than sit down to a meal with his
head uncovered. He has half a dozen
children, all boys, and several are not
more than 4 or 5 yeare old. It is very odd
to go to a dinuer at his house and see all
the male mem!er3 of the family come
down to the table wearing their little caps.
Then they all say grace, even the little
"I have been here a number of times,"
said Coroner Levy, 'and always find about
the tame persons. Very few of them will
tut anywhere else unless they have absolute
assurance that the meals are prepared ac
cording to the dietary laws. This is the only
Jewish restaurant in New York that is
sanctioned by Chief Itabbi Joseph. It closes
every Saturday, but is open on Sunday.
Occasionally you see a man come in here
and take off his hat in a defiant manner, as
though he wished to impress upon the
others present that he has outlived the re
gard for the old custom which they follow.
Everybody looks at him angrily, and he
must be pretty thick skinned if he can
stand the glances and remarks directed at
For a moment after emerging into the
busy street the reporter felt lost. The
American character of everything around
him seemed foreign to what he had just
seen, and he felt like a traveler returned
from strance lands to his native heath.
New York Sun.
How Cold Wire Ia Made.
I making what is called gold wire a cyl
indrical ingot of silver well gilt is drawn
successively through a number of small
round holes in a steel plate, each hole be
ing less than the other, till the thread is no
wider than a hair. This can now be flat
tened by passing between two small rollers
of polished steel, and so fit it to be used in
the making Of brocades, laces, embroid
eries, etc. Spun gold is. in fact, flattened
gold wire wrapped over a thread of silk by
twisting with a wheel and iron bobbins.
H ard Experience ef Oae AeeoainUalMd
Girt Trying to Earn n Urine
Miss Cheater, in her book "Girls and Wo
men," has a chapter with the title of "Self
Support." In it she relates the experience
of "an agreeable girt whose great failure
w is her self conceit;" who fancied until
sb.e tried that "she could do everything
trat anybody could do." How he waa
cored of this delusion, and then of the dis
couragement which followed the e&re, may
w.11 be of interest to many young women
wiio have their own way to make in the
As she did not look down on other peo
ple's efforts her self conceit waa amusing
ra: her than annoying. She was always
ready to write a poem, or sing a song, or
pa nt a picture, and as she was a society
gii 1 and lived in a grand house, her little
do ngs were often favorably mentioned in
tho local papers, so she may be pardoned
for believing she had a variety of talents,
though no one who read her poems or heard
her songs agreed with her.
Then came a crisis iu her affairs. She
was thrown on her resource without a
mcment's warninc. She had to earn her
li v. ng or starve. She had plenty of energy
and was willing to work. She took a
rar id view of her powers. Then the scales
fell from her eyes. She felt very doubtful
if there was one among her accomplish
meits which could furnish bread for her.
She would have said that all her conceit
was gone. But it was not so. As her need
was so urgent the tried to find work, first
in one way and then in another. She
was prepared to have the editors reject
her manuscripts, and she was not surprised
tha',ahe could not sell her pictures; but it
va amazing to be told that her grammar
nd spelling were faulty, and it was hard
to see t he amusement in the faces of the
art dealers when they regarded her most
No woman can earn a hving without
some mortifying experiences, but the more
B(ited she is the more such experiences
she meets, because she is inclined to at
tem ot things preposterously beyond her.
So tais poor girl, who had always held her
heatl high, was snubbed by every one. She
was told the truth with almost brutal
frankness, and in time she learned her
Slie was not a dull girl nor a weak one.
There was one thing she could do well at
the outset, though she bad so little dis
crimination in regard to herself that it did
notcccur to her that this would be her
lever for moving the world. She was a
beautiful housekeeper. She remembered
this linally, and acted accordingly.
I cannot sav that she eninveH hr tn.n.
ence with a series of widowers; but she did
her work well and was paid for it. She
also iiad a talent strange to say, it was
for drawing. She did not realize this
eitae-, ior sne coma not discriminate
enonch to see that her nmitonr n-nri-
an artist was at all differeut from her
amat nir singing and playing.
At 3rst she had thomrhr m,'M a
everything well, and then she thought she
11. 1 v - ..
twill uo noimnu weu. ttut by slow de
trees and through much tribulation she
began to set her faculties in order, and
when she found' her germ of a talent she
culti ated it. Ten years later she was able
to sn port herself by her drawings.
By i his time her one fault had vanished.
She was simple and modest and self respect
ing, v.hile she retained the courage and
cheerfulness which had made her attractive
as a girl. "If you wish to cure a girl of
conceit," she once said to a friend, "let her
try to earn her living. As long as she does
not a, k to be paid everybody will praise
her work, but let her offer to sell her serv
ices and then see."
I hare not told this story to discourage
girls v. ho wish to 1 independent, but to
show i hem the difficulties in their way.
Snkes in the Dead Letter OSre.
A fe.v years ago there came to the dead
letter office a tin can on which no address
was found. The can was opened and six
teen lively looking rattlesnakes made their
escape. There was a scene in the dead let
ter oflice for a few minutes. Everybody
got on the chairs and tables, and the rat
tlers were left in full possession of the floor.
Final ly they were dispatched, and fifteen
of tbeoi were pickled in alcohol. One was
missin.;, but nobody knew it. It was sup
posed that fifteen were enough and that
none I ad escaped. A few days later, one
sunny ;ifternoon, a long, sleek looking rat
tlesnake crawled from among the papers
in the c hief clerk's desk, and, unobserved,
made L is way to where a young lady visi
tor was sitting. Hissnakehipslyly crawled
to her feet. The young lady noticed the in
trusion, and hastily looking down saw the
wily sej-pent, was horrified, and very prop
erly fainted. The rattlesnake offered no
further insult nor injury, but fled in alarm.
ne was killed, and, artistically incased in
a glass jar, he now adorns the cabinet.
Washirgton Cor. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The Popular Notion of Liberty.
To dc what one likes with one's own,
and to l.ave as mnch as possible of one's
own to do what one likes with that, I
take it, is the ideal of life usual !y set be
fore the nselves by those who are commonly
accounted men of understanding. That is
the liberty wherewith we are made free by
the much boasted civilization of the Nine
teenth csntury. which has so largely con
verted " msiness" intoschemesof gambling
called speculation, and into processes of
fraud on "the windy side of the law."
And if we pass from private life to the
public order, the most common and popu
lar notion of the state is that it is a ma
chine for securing person and property, in
the unfettered employment of which, at
one's own will, liberty is held to reside.
V. S. Lilly in Forum.
Table d'llote Repartee.
They lad reached the last course in a
fifty cent table d'hote, and there was no
gkodiui The man who had promised to
take them to "the best place in the city,
Elr, for tae price" tried to ward off criti
cism by i iving the conversation a literary
turn. "Let's see," said be cheerfully,
"isn't th ;re a line in Bret Ilarte's 'Little
"Yes," interrupted one of his victims,
"and there's a line in my little Brie cheese
looks b good deal like a hair." New
York Tin iCs.
Mrs. W; lgus I learn that your daughter
has decided to enter a convent and devote
herself to the Lord.
Mrs. Bi gus She did intend to, but her
former lever, Mr. Saphead, suddenly re
turned lat t night, and she has decided to
enter his home and devote herself to him.
New York Weekly.
Bismarck's inseparable companions are
two large Danish hounds. At dinner they
eat beside their master, and be occasion
ally feeds them with hia own hands. After
dinner ths prince smokes three pipefuls
of tobacco, that being the amount allowed
him by tho doctors.
DearaeM Caaaot Cared
by local applications, as they cionot resell
the diseased portion of the year. There
is only one way t cure deaf neu. aad that
is by constitutional remedies. Deafness
is caused by an Inflamed condition of the
mucous lining of ths Eustachian Tube.
When this tube gets Inflamed you nave s
rambling sound or imperfect hearing, and
when it is entirely closed, deafness Is the
result, and unless the Inflammation can
be taken out and this tube restored to its
normal condition, hearing will bs de
stroyed fortver; nine ctees out of ten are
caused by catarrh, which is nothing hot
an inflamed condition of the mucous
We will give one hundred dollars for
any case of deaf ness (caused bv catarrh)
(hat we cannot cure by taking Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure. S-nd for circulars, free.
Sold by drupgitts, 75c.
F. J. Chekkt & Co. Toledo, O.
Particular t the recrets Maid: Mr.
Small couldn't call tonight, and he sends
his regrets and this little present. Miss
Little: Thanks for both.
Catarrh la Colrad9.
I used Ely's Cream Balm f.r dry ca
tar.-h. It proved a cure. B. F. SI.
Ely's Cream Balm isespecinlly adapted
as a remedy for catarrh which is apgTa
vatei by alkaline dust and dry winds.
W. A. Hover, Drugist. Denver
I can recommtnd Ely's Cream Balm to
all sufferers from diy catarrh from per
sonal experience. Micbea! Ilerr, Phar
Ely's Cream Balm has crcd many cases
of catarrh. It is in constant demand.
Geo. TT. Hoyt, Pharmacist, Cheynne,
A Keal Balaam is Kcsip's Baitam.
The dictionery 8ys, ' balsam ia a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
from trees." Kemp's Balsam for the
throat and lungs is the only cough medi
cine that is a real balsam. Maay thin,
watery cough remedies are called balsam's
bnt such are not. Look through a bottle
of Kemp's Balsam and notice what a pure,
thick preparation it is. If you cough
use Kemp's Balsam. At all druggists'.
Large bottles 50c aai f 1.
If Tear itoaas is en Firs
Too put water on the burnieg timbers,
not on the smoke. And if Von have
catarrh you should attack the disease in
ine oiooo:, not in me nose, uemove the
imrjure cause, and the loral effort mK.
sides. To do this, take Rood's 8arsapa
nua, me great blood purifier, which radi
cally and permanently cures catarrh. It
also strengthens the nerves. Be sure to
get only Hood's Sarsaparilla.
If you do a man a favor do not let him
know it, or tbe chances a;e he will come
back for another Jift.
To Bsrvoas Dtbilnatad Xea.
If you will send me yosr address we
will mail you our illustrated pamphlet
explaining all about Dr. Dye's celebrated
electro voltaic belt and appliances, and
their charming effects upon the nervous
debilitated system, and how they will
quickly restore you to rigor, manhood
and health. Pamphlet free. If you are
thus afflicted, we will send you a belt and
appliances on a trial.
Voltaic Belt Co., Marshall. Mich.
"Your name is Juliaf "Yvs, your
honor.-' "Tell me how old you are."
Twentvfive, your honor." -So! Well,
now that you have givan me your sge,
we wi 1 administer the oath."
In the pursuit of the gool things of
-his world we anticipate too much; we
sat out the heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
af Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
i-1 claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
itcmach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague aad
malarial disease. Pnce. 50 rente, of
The young man who was "unable to
express his jey" saved mocey by sending
it by mail.
A. prominent physician and old amy
surgeon in eastern Iowa was railed away
from home for a few days. During his
absence one of the children contracted a
severe cold, and his wife bought a bottle
of Chsmb rlain's Cough Remedy for it
They were so much pleased with the
remedy that they afterwards used sev
eral bottles at various times. lie said
from experience with it, be regarded it as
the most reliable preparation in nse for
colds, and that it came tbe nearest of be
ing a specific of any medicine he had
ever seen. For sale by Hartz & Bahn
It is a Mistake
To try to cure catarrh by using local ap
plications. Catarrh is not a local but a
constitutional disease. It is not a dis
ease of tbe man's note, but of the man.
therefore, to effect a cure, requires a
constitutional remedy like Hood's Sarsa
parilla, which, acting through the blood,
reaches every part of the system, expel
ing the taint which causes the disease
and imparting health.
Love has no respect for locks, as the
average bald-headed man can testify.
sbowld be displayed la baying
cine above all things. In selecting s
rssaedy for any disease, you should s
noartivs that it contains nothing iajw
rioos to the health. Many remedies
ob the market leave the patient in s
much worse condition, than before
s s s
Is pnrely vegetable, and perfectly
harmless; the most delicate child can
sake it with absolute safety. It contains
m aercmry or minerals of any kind,
and yet it never fails to cure ths Us
eases ft Is recommended for. .
Bk oa Blood sad Skin diseases fres.
Swift Sf ssUs Css Atlanta, Qa
Bed Room Sets.
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H. SIEMON fc SON,
ioves and pnware.
pumps, itails, &o,
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1508 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THB WELL KXOWK
Has just returned from Europe and would be pleased to see his friends st
Lis place of business is
Star Blocs, Opposot Hakpks House.
FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS 1
for 190-91 have been received.
rxco&ro&aTKO uxosb tbs thx stits law.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daCy from a. tn. to 4 p. a aai Svtardarjevniaf from T to So'cWc.
Five percent intersst paid on Deposits. Money loaasd oa Personal, Col
lateral, or Real Estats Security
. r. R1TS0LDS. Pros. F C. DIXSMAXX, Ties-Praa. J. sL BCTORD, Cnaatar.
T. L. Kit sou. 1 P. Braolla, F. C. Dtnkmian. Joha CViSrorV C. f. Lrade.
i-1- Betmera, L. fetmon. K. W. Bant, . It. BaJord.
Jacaaos S) Hrarr, Solicitor.
rsr-WTl bertn batne Jz'j 8, 1300, aad wU eccapj bankls tooa wtta sUicaaQ Lnda
aaul new bank la eompieted.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third trct and Fonrta arcane.
J. T. RYAN,
Thia honae hu jait bwa rfltted thrnajhaat and
It (W per d ay aojte aad a
0". 211. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
XAjnrrACTrrftxK or exaexxu aid biictiti.
Ask jour Grocer for them They are beet.
W Specialties ; Tbe Cbriity "OTBTXK" aad tbe Chrity "WATXK."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors arid Builders,
ALL KINDS OF OARPXNTXR WORE DOJTX.
tT" General Jobbing done oa abort colic aad atiafacUon guaranteed.
Office and Shop 1413 Fourth Avecue ROCK ISLAND ILL.
: 1 Fourth Aeecae, Dealer la
Confectionery, Cigars "and Toys,
Scbool Book. School SnppHea. Tablet. Etc, Eu,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
eboeeoraarTwectycoed (tract and Lata area a. Baaldamoa
TairvaaBia aae a.
y la prepared to ataks aaflsaXna and do all kind af Carpea'ar wofk. Cira hia a trial.
Book Cases, I
Carpets. Curtains. Eto f
ARE NOW COMPLETE.
EOCX ISLAND. ILL.
i bow is A Xo 1 eoad.Uoa. It It lirrt-daaa
detirable faaUy hotel.