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J. W. Potter.
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Wednesd it, January 28 181
A Doztti cbarch organs in New York
City are now supplied with wind by elec
President Harbison iseviiently sav
ing a lar part of his salary. Pe w state
dinners are Riven in the white house now.
The Chicago News says it has yet to
hear that President Harrison has
dispatched to the Hon. Chas. B.
Farwell an expression of sympathy and
Sixteen years ago a man in Reno
county. Kansas, paid $150 for trees which
he planted on hU farm. A few days ago
e was r flared $10,000 for tbem. They
a black walnuts.
Davenport Democrat: With Gen.
Tfilmer elected in Illinois this week and
Senator Iogalls defeated in Kansas, the
rthodox democrat everywhere will be
excused f r smiling.
The Omaha World-Herald says that a
gentlemn at the White House gate is
making a fortune selling magnifying
classes to gentlemen desirous of seeing
Tbebe is a beautiful little artific'al lake
at the soldiers' home at Leavenworth,
Kas . wbicb covers about five acres It is
full of black bass and croppie, which are
so tame that they will eat out of a man's
A railroad man remarked the other
day that there appeared to be no end to
the number of new car couplers, and as
one railroad man remarked: "It is a
cold duy when there is no man applying
for a patent on the best coupler ever
designed." The subject of tar couplers
is an interesting one and the lucky man
to invent one that will be universally
adopted will surely make his fortune.
The fondness of Americans for knight
hood is as remarkable as it is amusing:
Theie are today in active operation in
this country Knights Templar, Knights
of Pythias, Knights of the Forest,
Knights of the Key, Knights of Old,
Knights of Charity, Knights of the Gold
en Circle, Knights o! the Silver Cross,
Knights of Temperance, Knights ot La
bor, "Ten Nights in a Barroom," and
many others. All have gorgeous uni
forms and thoroughly love to strut in
them after the m inner of an army drum
major at a grand review.
As in other professions, the "woman" in
theatricals is rapidly advancing to a
sphere of prominence, excelling the
"man" in point of wealthy accumulation
and ability to retain the dollars. In a
greht many instances, and in some of the
largest cities, the opera houses arc cither
managed directly or controlled by women,
and many of the theatrical organizations
now on the road, has a manageress in
stead of a manager. It seems odd
enough, but it is nevertheless true, that
there are not a half dozen managers in
the whole profession worth a half million
dollars, yet there are csrtainlv five women
who manage their own "companies who
can boast of wealth even exceeding this
amount, namely: Lotta, Sarah Bernhardt,
Lily Langtry, Mocij'Bka and the late
It is quite important, when speaking
of the longest day in the year.to say what
part of the world you are talking about.
The latitude of a place changes the
length of a day to a remarkable extent.
At Stockholm, Sweden, it is eighteen and
a half hours in length. At Spitzbtrgen
the longes day is three and one-half
months. At London, Eng., and Bremen,
Prussia, the longest day has sixteen and
one-half hours. At Hambu'g. in Oer
many,, and Dantzig, in Prussia, the long
est day has seventeen hours. At War-
doe, Norway, the longest day lasts from
May 24 to July 22 without interruption.
At St. Petersburg, Russia, and Tobolsk,
Siberia, the longest day is nineteen hours
and the shortest five hours. At Tornea,
Finland, June 21 brings a day nearly
twenty-two hours long, and Christmas
one less than three hours in length. At
New York the longest day is about fif
teen hours and at Montreal, Canada, it is
A Itejeetea Poem.
The Burlington Hawk-eye offered a
premium for the best poem on the beau
tiful anow. A good democratic lady of
Li. Harp sant the following, but it was
The feathery flakes are filling,
And it put Ob in a glow
Of )iy at the good time coming,
When in Ninety-two we know
We shall lay Ben IlarrUon gently
Under th- beautiful anow.
And Blaine, and Quay and Wanna,
Shall wap in a sorrowful row,
While the democratic rooster,
Shall sUnd on the fence and crow.
TO A FRIEND.
In the dim and distant future.
With its Meeting ebb and tide.
May no shadow of earth's darkness
Mark its presence by thy side
May home ties, once saJly broken.
Link by link be welded fast,
Till the chain by love cemented
Binds the present with the past.
May thy children learn to bless thee;
May they guard thee with a love
That the angels pure and holy
Only know and feel above.
Drifting down time's changing river,
May its banks be flower lined.
Cloudless sides and birds and blossoms
And bright sunshine intertwined.
May thy bark be doubly freighted
With a wealth of joy and love;
All thou lovent sailing with thee.
And thy port be heaven above.
-Mrs. M. A. Q. Hemstreet in Brooklyn Eagle.
Tbe Cat as a Humorist.
- To speak of the cat as a humorist in any
shape or form sounds, we admit, some
thing very like a contradiction in terms.
There are hundreds of people and by peo
ple we mean, of course, only those who be
long to the fraternity of cat lovers, and are
bound by that subtle tie of freemasonry
that unites all the adherents of the white,
the black, the tortoise shell, the gray, the
mustard and the tabby who are prepared
to maintain that the notion of humor must
be altogether dissociated from the cat, and
that dignity, degenerating in a few excep
tional Cities into pomposity on the one
band, or insolence and cynicism on the
other, is her special quality, and indeed
the only one marked enough to deserve
Though we do not altogether agree with
this theory, we are prepared to acknowl
edge that it is the one ordinarily enter
tained, and forther to admit that up to a
certain point there is a good deal to be said
for it. Looked at merely from one point
of view, cats are all dignity and reserve,
and display a hauteur of demeanor which
marks them off as t he aristocrats of the
animal world their absolute refusal to
hurry, even under the greatest provocation,
is alone enough to earn them the right to
rank as nature's uobility. We have seen a
tabby with a black mnzzle who, for cold,
calculated and yet perfectly well bred in
solence could have given points to a spite
ful dowager duchfss whose daughter-in-law
"wasn't one of us, you know." London
Great Antiquity of African Pygmies.
There has been no change or progress of
any kind among the pygmies of the forest
since the time of Herodotus. As the bird
has buildt its nest, the bee its cell and the
ant its new colony, the pygmies have sur
vived the lapse of twenty-three centuries,
and have continued to build their beehive
huts after the same skilless fashion as they
built them in the days when Herodotus re
cited the story of his travels before the
council of Athens, 445 years before the
birth of Christ. The reason for this is ob
vious from my point of view, which is that
the same causes which operated liefore the
time of Herodotus to drive them out of
their original lands continue to operate to
day to keep them in the low, degraded
state they are now in.
Africa, more tbau any other continent,
has been subject to waves of migrating
peoples, who Lave 1kcu continually dispos
sessing their predecessors. Many centuries
before the Asiatics came to lower Egypt
the ancestors of the pygmies must have oc
cupied tbe delta of the Nile, possibly while
the cave men inhabited Britain and west
ern Europe. Henry M. Stanley in Scrib
ner's. Fire and Flood.
At the Little Guinea Debating club not
long since the following question was up
fordiscussion: "Ob de two great c'lami
ties, fire an' flood, which am die mas' c'lam
itous?" The club debated the question at great
length, and it was liuaily referred to Uncle
'liastus for settlement.
"I tell yo' what am de fac'," said Uncle
'Rastus frankly. "Yo' speakers done dis
combobberated me sodat I cavn'tell which
am de bes' at argufyin', but I can tell (
which am ue mos c lamitous c lamity, an
de reason ain't been teched on by de oray
tors oh de ebenin'.
"De fac' am dis: De flood am de mos'
c'lamitous, 'case ye can put de fire out by
pumpin' de flood onter it, but ye cayn't
put de flood out by pumpin' de Are onto it
Cold Weather In History.
The year 1812 is famous in history us that
of the terrible retreat of the grand army
from Moscow, in which Napoleon's forces
were weakened by the loss of 40J,O0O men.
This year saw some exceptionally severe
snow storms in the southwest of England.
Dray, a local magnate of Tavistock, return
ing from Exeter by way of Dartmoor,
found the snow so thfck at Moreton Hamp
stead that it was impossible to proceed
farther on bis homeward journey. At'
Moreton Hauipstead be was obliged to re
main for no less than three weeks until
the snow had cleared off sufficiently for
him to resume bis travels. London Tit
Bits. To Solve the Cheap Fuel Problem.
Among the latest attempted solutions of
the cheap fuel problem is the method of a
German inventor, who proposes to manu
facture gas by dropping a stream of crude
petroleum through a blast of cold air from
a force pump. The gas thus obtained will
lie confined in a regular cylinder open at
wne end, where it will be lighted. This
produces an intensely hot flame of several
feet in length. By means of this flame the
inventor proposes to heat boilers, and he
maintains that the heating of large blocks
can thus be reduced very considerably.
New York Commercial Advertiser.
A Photometric Balance.
A photometric balance has been invent
ed by M. Lion, who uses for this purpose
the dangerous explosive substance iodide
of nitrogen. If this is obtained, he says,
by allowing ammonia at 22 degs. to act upon
iodine, it may be managed without danger
if kept in the liquid. It yields a supply
of nitrogen which is proportional to the
intensity of light which falls upon it. The
evolution of the gas begins and ceases in
stantly with the luminous impression.
He Didn't Reflect.
A clerk in a Michigan postoffice goes to
prison for two years for stealing a letter
containing $3. Had he stopped to reflect
he would hardly have disgraced himself
for life for that beggarly sum, but he
didn't stop. A prison cell is a great place
to strike the balance between debit and
profit. Detroit Free Press.
John Randolph, of Roanoke. lies buried
in the famous Hollywood cemetery at
Richmond. In the same inclosure are the
graves of James Monroe and John Tyler,
and of A. P. Hill and Prittchett, the noted
A Missing Car.
"Up in Wisconsin, when I was assisting
J. M. Whitman to raise the Chicago, St.
Paul, Mil neapolis and Omaha out of the
mud aud make a railroad of it," remarked
the gentleman, "we bad a piece of several
miles of the crookedest track on earth. It
was bad grade, bad curve, bad track aud
ail bad. One day a freight train started
from Hudson for Eau Claire with forty
seven cars- When it reached Eau Claire
the conductor bad only fortyix cars. His
way bills called for forty-seven cars, and
he reinemlred starting out with the iden
tical car which was missing. No car had
been switched, and the affair was mysteri
ous. I suspended the conductor and his
crew, and telegraphed to every agent on
tbe line to trace the car.
"Two duys later I received a reply from
nn agent near the worst curve. He had
found the car lying in the ditch by the
track. In running over the bad track at
high speed trio traiu bad broken in two
and the missing car had jumped the track
and rolled down the embankment. Then
the rear section had overtaken the firH sec
tion and bumped into it with just jar enough
to force in place a coupling pin which had
remained op when the train broke. The
train was then coupled again, and the car
was never missed until the train was
checked up at the receiving station."
He Would Travel.
Once iu a while oue sees in some New
England vil. age jieople who have jicareely
set foot outside the narrow limits of their
own townsl ip iu the course of their lives.
These people, even in their most wide
awake and vigorous years, have a way of
measuring tiie outside world by their own
simple stand irds which is quite refreshing.
"What should you do if you bad money,
William?" ii. quired one of the group gath
ered around the big fireplace in the little
inn or taverii at Ililltown of the tavern
keeper, who was counted a man of "wide
experience at.d wisdom by bis friends.
"The first thing I should do," said Will
iam judicially, "is what I would advise
any one to do; fix up my home a bit, make
a few improvements in the old place,
and then," impressively, "then I should
"Yes," he added, with an air as of one
already start.nl on bis journeyings. "I
should certainly travel.- I should go to
Keene, which, as some of yon know, is up
ward, of thirty miles from here!"
nere a silence, Ixirn of X he mere sugges
tion of such a mighty undertaking, fell on
the group around the lire. Youth's Com
panion. Making Soup on tbe Frontier
In garrison the head of our household
was almost inconsolable without soup.
Ox tail soup wits, of course, easy to have
when the ieef was killed daily at a post;
but it it failed the following dialogue be
tween the master and the rook took place:
"Where's my soup?" like some small
boy demanding supper.
Eliza (with maternal look aud protest
ing) Ginnel, what you s'pose I'se gwine
to make soup ol? 1 aiu't got nothing.
"Go out anil get some stones aud lioil
them up with something; only I want
Exit Eliza perplexed, but set to thinking
now to concoct something out of nothing
Mrs. Custer's Book.
The young nan who was "unable to
express his ioy" saved money by sending
u by man.
Do Ton Cough!
Don'tdelay. Take Kemp's Balsam, tbe
best cough cu-e. It will cure your
coughs and cold i. It will cure pains in
the chest. It will cure influenza and
bronchitis and tll diseases pertaining to
the lungs because it is a pure balsam
Hold it to the lif ht and see how clear and
thick it is. You will see tbe excellent
effect after taking the first dose. Lirge
bottles 50c and f I .
Mrs. Younghut band: "Now tht it is
the new enr, Joliu, I hope you will be
able to ssy no; and, by the way, won't
You let hae a little monej ? John (hero
Several years a;?o CaamberUin & Co.,
of Des Moines, Iowa, commenc.d the
manufacture of a cough syrup, believing
it to be the most ' prompt and reliable
preparation yet produced for coughs, colds
and croup; that the public appreciate
true merit, and in time it was ccrttin to
become popular. Their mo9t sanguine
hopes have been more than realized. Over
three hundred thousand bottles of Cham
berlain's Cough Ii medy are now sold each
year, and it is recognized as "the best
made, where ever known. It will cure
a severe cold in less time than any other
treatment. For sale by IIriz & Bahn
And now the stivepipe trust has el
bowed its way into the over-crowded list
A Woman a Discovery.
"Another wonderful discovery has
been made, and that, too by a lady in
this country. Disease fastened its
clutches upon her and for seven years she
withstood its severe Us tests, but her vital
organs were undermined and death
seemed imminent. For three months she
coughed incessantly and could not sleep
She bought of us a bottle of Dr. King's
New Discovery for consumption and was
so much relieved on taking the first dose
that she slept all night, and with one
bottle has been miraculously cured. Her
name is Mrs. Luther Lutz." Thus write
W. C. Hamrick & Co.. of Bhelbv. N. C,
Get a free bottle at Hartz & Bahnsen's
The transition from long lingering
and painful sickness to robust health
marks an epoch in the life of the individ
ual. Such a remarkable event is treas
ured in memory and the agency whereby
the good health has been attained is
gratefully blessed . Hence it is that so
much is heard in praise of Electric Bit
ters. So many feel they owe their res
toration to health, to tbe use of the great
alterative and tonic. If yon are troubled
with any disease of kidneys, liver or
stomach, of long or cbort standing you
will surely find relief by use of Electric
Bitters. Sold at 50c una 91 per bottle
at Hartz & Bahnsen s drug store.
BUCKLKK'B akfica salvb.
The best salve in the world for cats,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains.
corns and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give tenect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale bv Hart z A Bahnsen.
TAK1XU t OLI.
4Yoo have taken cold," you
say. i nat means t riat tiie mtie
blood vessels in your Bid, your
back, or your shoulder nave
congested. The blood ceases
to flow and you feel chilly. By
and by nature sends an alarm.
and inflammation of that part
sets in, you then "feel feverish "
The bloodvessels carry the con
gested blood to the lungs. If
the system is in a condition of
perfect health the whole thine:
is attended to thus. The lungs
oxygenize the over loaded cor
puscles and there is an end of
it, but if the lungs are not per-
iectiy nealtny trie worfc is too
much for them, and the over
charged 1 issues become in
flamed in their turn. Then a
cough sets in, this being nature's
sign of distress, her red flag of
danger. In the meantime the
lungs labor away, and if they
are successful the waste matter
is finally thrown on and the
cough then stops. But if this
is not the cas th cough deep
ens, until finally in a convulsion
the tissue is torn and the
patient his a hemorrhage.
Tubercles, or little sores like
boils, form in the lungs. The
patient is then pronounced in
carab'.e from the consumption,
as, indeed, at that stage he is,
and he dies. If. however, he
had at the outlet, or even after
his cough had set in, taken
Reid's German Cough and Kid
ney Cure, he would have been
able to have conquered the
malady at the start without
difficulty and without pain. In
this particular it is invaluable.
People with weak lungs can
take any amount of it that they
require, for it is perfectly pure
and perfectly harmless. In this
Reid's German Cough and
Kidney Cure forms a striking
contrast to most cougn reme
dies. For they are based upon
opiates, and proceed upon the
assumption that a cough must
be; stopped by paralyzing the
tissues instead of stimulating
the system, and thus assisting
it to throw off the morbid mat
For sale by all druggists.
Sylvan Remedy Co.,
107 Main St , Peoria, 111.
When a man tells you that he is per
fectly contented he means, in nine cases
out of ten, that after thinking the mat
ter all over be does not see how he can
get anything more.
There is no danger of a cold resulting
in pneumonia when Chamberlain's Cough
remedy is used as directed "for a severe
cold. It effectually counteracts and
arrests any tendency of a cold to result
in pneumonia. This fact was fully prov
en in thousan 's of cases during the epU
demic of influer.z Inst winter. For sale
by Har'z & Bahnsen.
NOTHING LIKE IT1
Blood is thicker than water,
and must be kept pure to
Insure good health.
Swift's SrEciric is natures remedy
for this purpose.
It never to fails rlimnate the impur
ties and build up the general hea' Jx.
There it onlj- one wift's Specific,
and there is nothing like it.
Be sure and get tbe genuine.
Treatise on Llood and Skin Disease
The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, G
HORST VON KCECKRITZ, Pharmacist
PaaaoairnsHs a SraciaXTT.
Fourth Ave. and Twentv-Third St.
R. R. TICKET
(Member American Ticket Broken' Ass'tn)
Reduced Rates' to all Points
.OFTIC! In Adama Express Office under
Protect Your Eyes.
MARION OPTICAL GO'S
Spectacles and Eve Glasses
Ind. For sale by T U. Thomas, Druggist, Rock
UIUO, JUi. s
W. S. HOLBROOKS
Bed Room Sets,
Carpets, Curtains. Etc
ARE NOW COMPLETE.
fjrCll and sec our ine.
No. 103, 105 and 107 East Second St.,
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
IFTTIMIIFS, ISTjIXjS, &0,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heatinj Stoves and the Genesee Cooking Stoves.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
150S SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE WELL KNOWIf
Has jnet returned frcm Europe and would be pleased to see bis friends at
bis place of business in
Star Block, Opposite Harper Hotj6E.
FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS
INC0RPOB.ATKD CXDKH TUB THIS STATS LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
rock island, ill.,
Open dally from 9 a. m. to 4 p. nu. and Saturday erenliifi from I to 8 o'clock.
Five per cent interest paid on Deposits. Mocer loaned on Personal, Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
or net as:
S. P. REYNOLDS. Pres. T C. DSNKMANN. Vice Pre. J. M. BU70ED, Cachicr.
P. L Mitchell, K P. Reynolds, P. C. Dnkmon. John Onbnli, C. T. Lrnde.
i. J. Reunrrs, L. Simon, B. W. Enrrt. J. J(. Blford.
Jicaaoa A Hem, Solicitors.
WWTil bmrln bnmn- Jn:yS, 1990, and wUl occapy bAoklng rtoawU!i MitcbeU A Indi
nntil new bank it completed. '
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Pourth arenor.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thia houe hao justbe-n ratted throuchoat and la now In A No 1 condition. It U a f,rl ciw
$1 00 per day house and a desirable fani'y hotel.
J. JsOi. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAjrorAcnr&ix or cxackxkj aho buctmti.
Ask jour Grocer for them. They are best.
"Speclaltioe; The Chrtety "OTITIK and the ChrUty "WAPIX-"
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
uiuraciors ana. izJiailders,
ALL KINDS Ol" CARPENTER WORK DONE.
y General Jobbing done on abort notice and aatlafacUoa tnaranteod.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
:i fourth Avenue, Dealer la
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
School Books, School Supplier, Tablet. Itc, Etc,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Shop oomcr Tweuty-aocond atret and Ninth arenae. Residence 29U
Thirteenth areaae. ....
3TiM prepared to make estimate aaj do all Hade of Carpenter work. Give aiai (rial.
have been received.
BOCK ISLAND, ILL.
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