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Thursday, Jascary 29. ISS1.
Cedab Rapids is a wide-awake and
thriving city; go thought the vuitora
yesterday from the three cities.
Ex Gov. Glic. of Kansas, becoming
disgusted with politics, has sad.'y turned
his a!t-;ntion to doctoring his hog for
Tns real issue involved in the Sioux
war was the government's issue of beef,
and upon it the Indians seem to have
achievtd a victory.
Senators Ccllom and Farwell voted
against the interett of Chicago, the state
of Illinois and the entire union on Mon
day, but happily there were enough pa
triotic senators to defeat the " atrocity
which they championed.
Chicago Globe: Let no democrat
again leave Springfield nntil the sena
torial contest is ended. The chances
taken bv some of the members Sunday
must nDt be taken again. It will not do
to let a railroad accident or a chance
casualty defeat the will of the people.
The attorney general of tfce United
States holds that advertising guessing
matches or offering prizes for guesses in
newspapers does violate the law prohibit
ing lottery advertisements, and the carry
ing or delivering in the mails of any paper
containing such lottery advertisement.
The venomous Ingalls. of Kansas, has
been knocked out. Ingalls, it is said, had
disbursed a good deal of money among
the alliance men, and though they readily
took it, not one of them gave him a vote.
That ought to be used to whistle dowu
the 13 percent, they have been ppying
him on their mortgages.
Vance, Vest, ViUs and Voorhees have
lately be.-a eleeted to the senati. It is a
great pity that 8enator logos' name
does not begin with a V. The Kansas
blatherskite will soon havj the felicity
however, having an "X ' before his name,
which in the monentary world tt.nds
higher than a -V," though this is not
consoling to Ingalls in his present pre
dicament. The republican senators who bravely
joined issues wi h the democrats ag-uost
the force bill and thus gave that measure
its quietude, may have invoked the ever
lasting hatred of arrogant mountebanks
such as Senators Hoar, Aldrich and Ed
munds, but they have no doubt won the
heartfelt gratitude of fair-minded people
of all sections.
A very smooth and very successful
check operator has been beguiling the
people of Keokuk and other towns along
the river front in Iowa, not go very far
away, and it is supposed he came in this
d rection. It is well to know something
about checks that are offered by strangers
no matter how plausible. This fellow
has been clearing $100 a day and mire
where he has been at work, and seems to
be too smooth to be captured.
In the United States senate Thursday,
while Mr. Morgan was in the midst of a
speeen agaiast the Aldrich cloture rule.
Wolcott (rep ) of Colorado, asked Mor
gan to yield the floor for a moment, and
made a motion to lay aside the pending
question and proceed to the consideration
of the apportionment bill, and Stuart,
(rep ,) seconded the motion. Had the
senate ceiling fallen the republican lead
ers would nat hava been taken by greater
surprise. After a short and very exciting
debate the motion was put and carried by
a vote of 35 to 34. Thus the gag rule
and force bill have been effectually side
tracked, with no hope, as Hoar admitted,
of being again reached at this session.
In the spring and summer of 1890 cer
ain manufacturers of the United States
wanted an increased tariff so that they
might maintain the high scale of Ameri
can wages to protect the American work
ingman from the low wages p . id his
pauper competitor beyond the sea. They
have received all they asked for and in
some cases even more. Still the wages
scale have not in all cases been main
tained . They have succeeded in decreas
5ng the purchasing power of the wages
leceived, but instead of increasing those
wages, in many instances they have been
reduced. It is evident that they are
laying up a fund for the next campaign.
I feel it my duty to say a few words in
regard to Ely's Cream Balm, and I do so
entirely without solicitation. I have
used il aaore or less half a year, and have
found it to be most admirable. I have
suffered from catarrh of the worst kind
ever since I was a little bo? and I never
hoped for cure, but Cream Balsam seems
to do even that. Many of my acquaint
ances have nsed it with excellent results.
Oscar Oitrum, 45 Warren avenue,
Chicago, 1 1.
WW TO FIGHT DISEASE
CLIMATE AND CONSUMPTION INVES
TIGATED BY EDWIN A. CURLEY.
About One-Math of the American Peo
ple Probably Die or the Fell Disease,
Though the Statistics Are N Exact.
The North Carolina Sanitarium.
, Asheville, X. C. Jan. 19. Xot far from
one-eighth of all the deaths in American
cities and one-tent h of those in rural dis
tricts are caused directly by consumption
or other form of tclHrculosis. None is
entirely safe from it, and all have lost rela
tives or friends by its ravages. It is there
fore no wonder that such eager expectation
waits on the experiments and discoveries
of Dr. Koch, which seem to show that in
some forms of this disease it is possible to
poison the bacilli without killing the pa
tient. According to the census of 1SS0, of every
million of our population in American
cities 2,S55diedin that year of consump
tion, and in rural districts l.tTOS. We have
reason to believe that a very considerable
proportion of deaths in rural districts fail
to be recorded, and consequently that
these figures are much under the fact.
Estimating the average of the whole coun
try at 2,500 and the population at 64,000.000.
it follows that consumption kills ItW.OOO
persons in the United States in a single
Thanks to Dr. Koch's great discovery, we
may hope that it will be almost completely
extirpated, not because his lymph will
raise the dead or even restore the mori
bund; not necessarily because in itself it is
worth even a tenth part as much as wise
prevention or half as much as well known
sanitary and climatic conditions applied in
early stages of the disease, but because it
rivets the attention of the acutest minda
and has the ear of the general public.
What is now known to comparatively few
will become common property. It will be
made fuller and more precise! and lie sup
plemented by other important discoveries
in climatology and sanitary science. The
sanitarian, climatologist and poisoner of
bacilli will join their forces, and cases too
extreme to yield to any one will be con
quered by a combined assault.
I have been engaged in many special in
vestigations, in the course of which 1 have
seen many persons perhaps some thou
sandswho have been cured of consump
.tion by climate and care.
I left Brooklyn, N. Y., for the present
investigation on Thanksgiving last, and
made my first stop in Washington, where,
for nearly a week, I delved into statistics
and hunted such information as the capi
tal was able to afford. The investigatorof
"climate and consumption" is as greedy
for statistics as the bunk examiner for
ledgers, but it does not follow that either
designs to impose upon the paolic a sur
feit of his peculiar food.
There is not a state in the Union where
people do not sometimes die of malaria,
but in some places it is the tnot prevalent
of all diseases, wlle in others it is very ex
ceptional. If you are afflicted with tiiis
enervating agnt the doctor c.-in poison the
bacilli with quinine, but if there is danger
that he will kill you with the same medi
cine you had better go to a more favora
ble climate if possible. Vital statist ic-s
should very clearly indicate the part of the
country in which your natural forces will
overcome the encny with very la tie aid
from the poisons of the apothecary.
The same reasoning applies to consump
tion, but not in the same degree. There
are some places so malarious that- in our
present state of medical knowledge and
sanitary appliances a white man cm
scarcely remain there through a summer
Reason and live. There is no place so dead
ly because of consumption, and I know of
no place so entirely safe, from consumpt ion
as some are from malaria. But the city is
worse than the country, dry climates 'are
generally preferable to wet. and sunny re
gions safer than the dark northern slopes of
great mountains. Statistics fell us also
that a larger proportion of negroes are
killed by the tuberculosis bacillus than
whites, more women than nieu, and more
people in crowded parts of the city than in
regions inhabited by the wealthy, and that
certain vocations are deadly in comparison
with others. All of this indicates the im
portance of good sanitary conditions aud
plenty of fresh air.
You had a friend strong and healthy,
but at some period when her vitality was
unusually low, and a cold had injured her
lungs, she was taken with consumption
and soon died. You have another friend
whose lung troubles commenced some
years ago. Every summer he is a little
better, every wiuter he loses perhaps a
little more than he has gained but the
fight of his vital forces agai nst the myriads
of their microscopic enemies has not been
altogether one sided, although your cli
mate is an unfavorable one. Iu that case
persuade your friend to go to some salu
brious clime where few die of consump
tion, and if he has not delayed too long,
if no mistakes are made, and other things
are equal, he will almost certainly recover.
The probability is strong that not- only
your two friends but you yourself have
inhaled tubercular bacilli in appalling
numbers. You have also eaten them with
your beef, and most certainly, if you live in
a large city, you have swallowed them all
alive in your milk. This was done by your
two friends as well as by yourself with
Impunity for many years, because none of
these enemies found a lodgment It is not
inherently impossible that you could bathe
your bands iu a pint of undiluted rattle
snake poLson with perfect impunity, and
yet if one small part of a drop reached the
living blood through some wound in the
skin, so slight as to be quite unnoticed, the
strongest measures would have to be taken
or you would suffer much aud jwssibly die.
In Europe the general practice is to keep
game till it is a little "high" before cook
ing. It is not only more pleasant to the
accustomed palate, bat it digests more
easily when decomposition has definitely
set in before it is cooked and eaten. Yet
It is a strong poison, and a little of it in
jected beneath the skin would Ikj very like
ly to cause what is called "blood ioion
ing" and death.
The integument which covers the ulti
mate particles of blood circulating in the
lungs is exceedingly thin and porous. It
keeps the blood particles from "spilling
tut," and freely admits the atoms of oxy
gen, as a bag of thiu cotton will hold the
5 nest shot while it freely permits unlim
ited quantities of water to run in or out.
Minute as are the tubercular bacilli, it is
probable that they cannot come in actual
contact with the blood in the lungs as long
as the filmy skin is jjerfect, nor can they
readily colonize the tissues while these are
endowed with normal vitality. The trouble
is not that a tubercular bacillus is a very
dangerous enemy, but that where bo many
are inhaled, eaten aud drank, some of
them are very likely, in the long run, to
find a vulnerable place.
The tubercular bacillus is not a violent
poison. Iu characteristic ia persistency.
It may bo tUit it often effects some slight
lodgment., and that, the surrounding list
sues bein 3 perfect, it is thrown off with
out any t ne in the least suspecting that
anything has been the matter. It is cer
tainly tho fact that when a colony of these
bacilli is formed it is sometimes "en
cysted," the surrounding tissues, by a
wonderful action, as if by premeditation
and concert, build au impenetrable wall
around it, and effectually cut it off from
any possi jility of working further harm.
This condition has lieen found in the lungs
of persons never suspected of having tuber
culosis. And the fact that even in un
favorable climates many are able to fight
the disease for years after it is known to
have attai -ked them is aground of hope
for all in :he early stages of the disease.
Let them get the best climate and the
lest sanitary conditions they possibly can.
This will certainly help them in the con
test, and it is not unlikely to conquer the
enemy, "'his is the teaching of statistics
anil recorded cases, and in view of this, the
mortality tables, and other data more or
less trust vorthy, 1 left Washington and
proceeded to Asheville, N. C, seventeen
hours by rail to the southwest, without
breaking my journey.
Western North Carolina comprises fifteen
mountainous counties west of the Carolina
Blue Ridge. Most of their county towns
are little hamlets, but the immortalised
county of Buncombe, which is the most
central, hf s for its county seat Asheville, a
little city of some ten or twelve thousand
inhabitants, but which numbered only
about 2,10t inlSS0.
Ashevillj is almost exactly two-fifths of
a mile above sea level, it is surrounded at
a distance by mountains a mile or more in
height, wh ile lesser ones fill in the spaces
between, presenting to the eye a huge nat
ural amphitheatre of great variety and
beauty. lis climafe is between that or
Washmgtt n aud Itichmoud for average
temperatu v in winter, and about that of
Baltimore in summer, but with this im
portant lirerence that it is less subject to
either extreme than any of then? places,
while its itmosphere is generally drier
and more salubrious.
These fa -ts are clearly established, and
they are the foundation of Asheville's pros
perity. She is very proud of her climate
and of her rising importance. She made
strenuous r xertio:is t.- obtain the southern
interstate i mini crat ion convention, and it
was consequently hdd here on the 17th.
ltli and l.fth of Deceiniier. The guests
were from every southern state excepting
Missouri, a id t he citizens fully expected
to show tht'in in winter t he perfection of
IS.:t a great storm w.-s sweeping over
he country at thtt time, and Asheville
:!! its eiferts very considerably, notwith
standing her sheltered position. She was
much chagrined, and her visitors from the
farther south were fairly disgusted. Fine
weather adlowed, but Chrisrm:is was
elo'idy, and the next iy was worse.
Frmn an upper balcony at the Swan
rianoa hotel I sA-eep tliL- wide amphitheatre
of the mour tains wit h a lield glass. The
great six fiousaud feel giants show no
signs of snow. The bottom of the Ashe
ville basin tnd the nearer mountains, 3.000
feet or mort in height, are har But the
interiuediat-; peaks, :i,7iJ to 5.01) feet in
height, appear to le deeply covered with
Wiihout iMiing ierfe-t this climate is
good, and I -hiver in the sunshine as I re
mem'tHTthat I intended tospend my Janu
ary in Brooklyn. Eiw;x A. Ct r.LEY.
TREED BY WOLVES.
A try of a Winter's Ail venture iu tlte
Dominion of liinatla.
S ei;U Comsim len.f
MoNTrcnAi, Jan. l:. It was not so very
long ago tin. t. I joined a winter hunting
party iu Cat .via. We were after carilxni
and deer, with the chance of getting
a shot at the fip.est game in the
backwoods of the IYovince of (;idv
the moose. Our line of march tin
snowshoes was to the northeast from
Sherbrooke', Canada, aud we plunged into
woods whic!. were practically unknown to
all except th lumbermen. It was my turn
to k camp keeper one day, and after doing
all the work I took my rifle and started
out. meaning to Ik- gone about two honrs.
Crossing the little lake, I struck a fresh
trail of deer on the other side, and almut 4
o'clock I had a young buck down in the
snow with h.s throat cut. I dressed him.
took off a liiad leg. slung the rest of the
meat up in a tree, aud started home about
I had traveled a good deal farther from
camp than I had intended, and the night
fell when I w as about five miles away. It
was about h ilf-past 7 when I heard the
first wolf howl. The winter had been an
unusually hard one, and the wolves were
out in force and very hungry.- These
Canadian wolves arc not particularly
dangerous if you meet them singly, bnt in
packs they wdl, if they smell meat, attack
you without much hesitation during the
night. In daylight' they are afraid. I
knew I had no chance to gather wood and
keep up a c rele of fires, consequently I
looked about for a tree, made a bundle of
my rifle, snov.-shoes and the meat, fastened
to it the end nf my long sash, and, swing
ing myself up, drew the bundle ufter me.
It was not long Ix-fore the wolves, four
teen of them, carue loping along the trail
and stopped at my tree. At flrt they tried
to jump up, but failing ia this they sat
around on their haunches or walked
around. They were about the size of New
foundland clogs, of a dark gray color and
rather short haired. They howled in the
most dismal fashion oue can imagine. I
was safe enough. They could not reach
me. and ns I was tied to the tree with my
sash I could not fall out if I went to sleep.
Nor was I in any danger of freezing to
death, for thei was not a particle of wind,
and the cold v.-as about zero. I was rather
hungry, and I tried unsuccessfully to eat
a strip of rar venison, but I could not
manage it wit hont salt.
I shot two of the beasts, but the only ef
fect was to dr re them off behind the trees,
where I could not nee them. I had heard
that wolves would eat each other, but these
wolves did n )t. On the contrary, when
one was wounded theotbers ran from him.
It was a mit hty long night. At times I
dozed off unti, the cold waked me up, when
I took to clim ing about my tree or swing
ing down and climbing np again to get
warm. Wherever I did this howls and a
rush showed t he beasts were alert. When
daylight came I was glad enough to see it,
and I started along the trail aud reached
camp with my venisou in time for break
fast. And wasn't that breakfast with the
hot coffee and the fritd venison good? We
went out dua'.ng the day for the rest of the
venison and brought in one of the wolf
skins, but wesiw 110 more wolves, although
we heard then often enough, during that
trip. A. B.
Mrs. Mary J. Morgan has more money
than is kuown x the general public, though
she once said that if she answered favor
ably oil the bagging letters that she re
ceived she would be a beggar herself in n
If Tour nonce it Fire
You put water on the burning timbers,
not on the emoke. And if you have
catarrh you she aid attack tbe disease in
the blood, not in the nose. Remove the
impure cause, and tbe local effect sub
sides. To do Ibis, take Hood's 8arspa
rilla, tbe grett blood purifier, which radi
cally and permanently cures catarrh. It
plso strengthens the nerves. Be sure to
aet only Hood's Sarsaparilla.
St Aeedore: I can't anderstand it at
all. Da Marcus: Understand what?
"How such an upright piano can pass
6uch bad notes "
Deafness Cannot be Cared
by local applications, as tbey cannot reach
the diseased portion of the year. There
is only one way to cure deafness, and that
is by constitutional remedies Deafness
is caused by an indnmed condition of tbe
mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube.
When this tube gets inflamed you have a
rambling sound or imperfect bearing, and
when it i-t entirely closed, deafness is the
result, and unless the inflammation can
be taken out and this tube restored to its
normal condition, hearing will be de
stroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are
caused by catarrh, which is nothing but
ai inflamed condition of the mucous
We will give one hundred dollars for
any case of deafness (caused by catarrh)
that we cannt cure by taking Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure. 8snd for circulars, free.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
P. J. Cheney & Co.. Toledo, O.
A little woman's fidgets are four times
as big as she is.
Several years ago Caamberlain & Co.,
of Des Moines, Iowa, commenced the
manufacture of a cough syrup, believing
it to be tbe most prompt and reliable
preparation yet proiuced for coughs, colds
and croup; that the public appreciate
true merit, and in time it was cerUin to
become popular. Their most sanguine
hopes have been more than realized. Over
three hundred thousand bottles of Cham
berlain's Couch Remedy are now sold each
Tear, 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 Hnz & Bahn
A Xeal Balsam is Kemp's Bauam.
The dictionery says, "a balsam is a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
from trees." Kemp's Balsam for the
throat and lungs is tbe only cough medi
cine that is a real balsam. Maay thin,
watery cough remedies are called bilsim'a
bnt such are not. Look through a bottle
of Kemp's Balsam and notice what a pure,
thick prepsrntiou it is. If you cough
use Kemp's Bilsam. At all druggists'.
Large bottles 50c and Si.
The man wbo can't sing and has a
baby is is usually made to sing.
Ia the pursuit of the gooa things of
'his world we anticipate too much; we
sat out the heart and sweetcets of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the ufee
Df Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
ill claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
jtomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for acue and
tr.wariRl disease. Price, 5j cents, cf
There is no danger of a cold resulticg
ia 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 tbe tpU
demic of influenza last winter. For sale
by liar' 7. & Bahnsen.
HOW IS YOUR CHILD?
Swift's Specific is the great
developer, of delicate child
ren. It regulates the secre
tions; it stimulates the skin to
healthy action, and assists
nature in development.
There is no tonic for child
ren equal to 5 S S-
Send for our treatise on Blood and
Swur Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga.
HORST VON KCECKRITZ, FtannaeU't
PBKSCRrJTISHS A SrBCIALTT.
Fourth Ave. andTwentv-Third. St,
11. 1 and Steamship
(Member American Ticket Broker' Asstn)
Reduced Rates to all Points.
OPTICS In Adams Express Office ander
Protect Your Eyes.
MARION OPTICAL CO'fl
Spectacles and Eye Glasses.
t "nune1H.T. Branch :Msriou,
t?i a tTi1 b7 T H- Taom". Druggist. Rock
W. S. HOLBROOKS
Bed Room Sets,
Parlor Suits, x
Carpets, Curtains. Etc
fsFCall and aee our ice.
No. 103, 105 and 107 East Second St.,
H. SIEMON & SON,
ioves and Tinware,
IPTTIMIIIPS, UST.A.IXjS, &C,
Baxter Banner Cooiing aai Heatinc Sto?ea and the Geneseo Cooking Store.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
150S SECOND AYE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE TTOLL KNOWN
iVi erchant Tailor,
Ilaa just returned from Europe and would he pleated to see his friend at
his place of business ia
Star Block, Opposite Harper House.
FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS
for have been received.
IKCOHJORATK USD KB TEI TH 9TATB LAW.
Rock Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from s. m. to 4 p. bu, and Stardaretilnfs f roa J to 8 a'clcck.
Five per cent Interest paid oa Deposits. Moner loaael oa PersoaaJ, Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
K. P. REYNOLDS, Pre. T C. DKNKMANX. T!c Pres. J. IL BCTORD, Oai.
P. U Mitchell. E P. Reynolds, T. C. Drnknaa J aba (Vaaamrh. C. r. Lnde.
J. J. Eeaaera, L. Simon. S. W. Ham, I. U. Baord.
Jsraaoa Hcaar, SoUcaora.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth areaae.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
This house has Jnst been ratted throa-honl and is now la A Xo 1 road.uoe. It Is s trrt cU
SI 0U per dsy bouse and a desirable fsni!y boleL
J". 2vC. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAlUrACTTTKXK 07 CXaCU&S AH3 BX8CTTXTS.
Ask jour Grocer for them. Thej are beet.
iy Specialties; Tbe Ckris'.y "0TSTZK and the Ctrlary "WATX."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL,
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors etnd Builders,
ALL KINDS OT CARPENTER WORK DONS.
General Jobbing dose oa short aottce aad aattsfscUoa rrmats4.
Office and Shop 1413 Tourth Arenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL
o;i roarth Aveuae, Dealer la
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
School Books, School Supplies, TsbleU, Wlc Etc,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
I 8top corner Twaty-eecod street aaJ Miata arenas. Resides RS
ITU prepersd te auks estimates sal ds aC kinds of Carpealer work. OiM kiai s tr.sL
F.OCK ISLAND. ILL.