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Satckdit. Jakuart 31, 18&1
Thkke Hre mill 114 log houses in
Chicago Mail-. Tha democracy of
of Liinois baa but one choice for senator.
Dubvqck Telegraph: Toe newly
chosen United Slates senator for Kansas
believes in woman suffrage. Otherwise
he is a sensible man.
Ikgalls retires from the U S. senate
on the very day that Daniel W. Voorbees
cnurs upon another term. He lauchs
best who laughs last.
St. PaclGIo: That will be a notable
quartet of V's in the senate after the 4;h
of March Vance, Voorhees, Vt aud
Vilas; all democrats and all with six
year terms before them.
Corpopal Takxer is coining wealth
out of h s misfortunes, and now realizes
that Lis removal from the office of com
missioner of pennons was the best thing
that had ever hippaned to him.
There is a woman ?n Atchison, Kis.,
vtho sets a place at the table every day
for her husband who and over a year
ago. In his plate she r.ever fails to place
a little bouquet of ti iwerj. She believes
the dead kno v what is going on en
TfikF. M. B. A. members of the leg
itskture are in feivor of electing United
States senators by popular vote, yet they
refuse to support John M. Palmer, who
had the t quivalent of 30.000 majority of
the votes cast at the Ust state election.
Be consistent, gentlemen!
Germany has 9 275 breweries in opera
tier, against 9.530 in Jicuary. 18D0. The
total beer product of the whole country
last yearwaj 232. 073.O0O quarts, aaiist
4,760,293.900 in the preceding year. The
consumption per capita was 10G.3 quarts,
against 97.9 quarts in the preceding year.
The largest brewery in Germacy paid last
jear & tax of $50,000.
Chicago Tribune: A dissatisfied citi
zen climbed wearily up three flights of
stairs the other day to say to the editor
that he could mention one or two things
that had come down in consequence of
the McKinley tariff. He had seen them
at the stores every day. He referred, he
said, to the corners of customers'
mouth9. And he turned and went slowly
and wearily down the stairs again.
Governor Boies, of Iowa, has a well
fi led head on his shoulders, remarks the
New York Herald. If the great west can
raiie an annual crop of such men we
shall not worry about the future of the
republic At the recent reform club din
ner he dropped this remark; "It is in
finitely better that this nation should re-,
main poor, with its property such as it
has, distributed among all its classeB, than
to become the richest on the globe with
its wealth concentrated in' the hands of a
few." That was a bull's-eye shot.
PniLADELrniA Record: The senatorial
elections of the year again enforce the
argument in favor ef electing U. S. sen
ators by the popular vole. This could
be done effectually only by amend
ing the constitution ss as to take the elec
tions away from the state legislature and
submit the choice of senators to a direct
popular vote. The Illinois plan of indi
cating the choice for senator may be too
easily defeated, as is now seen, by two or
three refractory or purchasable members
of a legislature. The position of U.S.
senator is too important to be subjected
to any such casualties.
Members of the Montana legislature
will, from present indications, be com
pelled to give their services to the state
free of charge. The constitutional con
vention of 1889 fixed the pay of members
of the first state legislature and gave them
authority to do the same for subsequent
legislatures, but a provision of the con
stitution inhibits any legislature from ap
propriating money for ita own members.
The deadlock of last winter prevented
the first legislature from doing any busi
ness, end so there is no provision for the
payment of members of this, the second
Hillsdale, Jan. 28 H. Wreath is
dangerously ill. Dr. Morgan is the at
Mrs. Housechild spent last wees in
The Woodmen held a meeting here on
Will Feaster has been the sick list for
the past week.
Party at Mr. Sadorria' Friday evening.
- Quite a number kere are having the
What has become, of our two boys, and
the school master?
YOUNG FOLKS' COLUMN.
DEVOTED TO THE ENTERTAINMENT
OF GIRL AND BOY READERS.
Interesting Incidents la the History of
Michael Angelo, One of the World's
Greatest Men. "Being a Painter, Sculpt
or and Arch ittvt of Widespread Renown.
Michael Angela was born ove "faur hun
dred years asro at a castle in Tuscan v.
where his father held office aa a. governor, j
His father's name was Liadovico Baonar- I
roti, and he himself was christened Michel- .
angelo Buonarroti, but for four centuries '
he has been popularly called Michael An-
gelo. His parents had planned for him a I
treat position in law or politics, and An- j
gelo had been sent to an academy where it
was expected he would get a good educa
tion. But instead of studying his books,
Angelo made chalk drawings on the walls
and floor of his room. This greatly disap
pointed his father, who first rebuked him,
and then, when the lessons wore persistent
ly neglected for the pictures, added a flog
ging. The whole family was worried
about the boy's obstiunte wish to be an
. -t r- ty .-ia
YOUNG ANT.KT.O AT WORK OS ITIS FIKST
PIECE OF PCTLPTIKE.
Seeing that tin boy had unmistakable
genius, permission w;ts finally given to(
yonnn Angelo to become a pupil of the
artist Ghirliiudago. lie was then 13 years
of age. From the first the young artist
pursued his studies with great earnestness
and activity, his progress astonishing alike
teacher ami friends. Ijorenzo the Mai:-1
nificent became his patron when the lad
was but 15, and offered him both encour
agement and opportunity in his nrt. It
was in the gardens of San Slarco, the gates
of which had been tltrown ofen to Angelo
by Lorenzo, that the young artist executed
his first piece of statuary. It was the head
of a fawn, and may still be seen in one of
the museums of Florence. The piece of
sculpture representing Angelo at work on
the fawn's heal (see cut) was executed by
F.milio Zoechi, and occupies a place in the
I'itti gallery of Florence. Our cut of it is
a reprint from the January number of St.
Nicholas. Michael Angelo died in 1503 at
Rome, but his remains were removed to
Florence. His benevolence and charity
made him generally beloved, and in the
histotr of art no name shines with a more
unsullied luster than that of Michael An
gelo. The Small Boy and His Drams.
Golden Days is responsible for this story
of a juvenile resident of Detroit who was
given a drum for a Christmas preseut. He
was beating it vociferously on the side
walk when a nervous neighbor appeared
and asked, '"How much did your father
pay for that drum, my little man?"
"Twenty-five cents, sir," was the replv.
"Will you take a dollar for it?" "Oh, yes,
sir," said the boy eagerly. "Ma said she
hoped I'd sell it for ten cents." The ex
change was made, and the drum put where
it wouldn't make any more noise, aud the
nervous man chuckled over his stratagem.
But to his horror, when he got home that
night there were four drums beating in
front of his house, and as he made his ap
pearance the leader stepped up aud said
cheerfully: "These are my cousins, sir. I
took that dollar and bought four new
cfrums. Do you want to give us four dol
lars for them?" The nervous neighbor
rushed into the house in despair, and the
drum corps is doubtless beating yet in
front of bis house.
GTJESS WHO WILL WIN.
How is thi; fun
Of winter reckoned
By lioys in country and boys in town.
Taken all in all. the urn and the down?
Snowballs are first;
Snow forte are second;
Hut the boys agree tliese both give place
To a right down, well matched skating race!
. Little Men and Women.
A Game for Kvening Honrs.
Numlered with a list of amusements for
evening hours, the game called "A Blind
Judgnieut" is suggested in Good House
keeping, where directions occur for play
ing it as follows:
One of the players must le blindfolded
and seated at the upper end of the room.
Each of the others is then led in turn, and
without touching them the blinded one
must give judgment, regarding them. If
the judgment is possible then the person
led up must be blindfolded in his place; if
not he pays a forfeit, and another person
is brought up until he makes a correct
guess. For example:
Question What is your sentence regarding this
Judge He must sjng a German song.
Forfeit Miss T does not understand Ger
man, and is so hoarse she can scarcely speak.
Question What is your sentence regarding this
Judge That she will read a selection from
Forfeit It is your little baby brother, who
doesn't yet know his letters.
Question What is your sentence regarding
this prisoner f
Judge He must buy himself a wig. .
Dr. W , being baidheaded, now has the
honor of the judge's chair.
And so the entertainment goes on, to the
interest and delight of the assemblage.
OOl'STV BFILllIXtt. I
27 Barbara Schmidt to H Fluegel. Jr.
lit 16, Cutter & S oddard a 8Ubdivisrcn
85. 18, 2 w. S700.
Ellen H Webber to John A. Cremer, ej
s ouUot C7. 35, IS. 2w, I860.
Heirs of Joseph Asquith to John
Asquith. pt sJ ej 36. 16, Sw, outlot 7.
block 8. West & Walker's 1st ad, Rey
aolds. $2 000.
Heira of Joseph Asquith to Albert J
Aquith, aw J ewj 27, 16, 3w. and sej se
28. 16, 3w. $2,000.
Kavier Baenar to R E Reede, lot 1, pt
2. block 13, Andalusia, $25.
Catherine Moore to Christine Wrleht,
lot 1. block 3. Moore's ad, Moline, $500.
George John to Claus Heimann, nj lot
13. block 4, Edge wood Park. R I, $300.
27-Estate of David W. Good. Order
auinoriziag sale of estate's interest in
Guardianship of minor heirs of Charles
Buford. Final report of guardian filed
and approved. Rereipt and release of
ward. Charles Buford, filed (be having
attained his majority) and guardian dis
Guardianship of David IT. Johnson.
Guardian's report filed and approved.
LICENSED TO WED.
26 Frederick Schulze, Green county,
Iowa, AgUfr'e A. Lowrenz, Moline.
27 Mi!o Burns. Chicago. Elizabeth
Watrr, Rock Island; J. B. McMichiel,
Coul Vnliej. Grace P Dow, Rural.
28 Gurney Farrow' Jennie Beveridge.
Cable; Auauft Simpson, Aledo. Hulda
A Lindetrom, Reynolds; Chas. F. Grell,
Moline, Emma I B ltton, Eikhorn. Pa.,
Jacob ImboT, Annie Das'-ie, Rock Island.
29 Abraaam L. Goo.ihart, Mary E
Byr, Pje-emption, Michael Browner,
LieUa Amsier, La Snile, 111.
REYXOLPfi, Jan 28 The shoatmg
contest whkh lock pNce here Saturday
last was well atteeded, all the "crack"
shots for tiiiles aroucd being present.
The money and honors were in most
part taken b;r Thos. Laflin of Milan.
Geo. Wad worth who has been in Cali
fornia for the past three months has re
The city dt.ds are talking of incorporat
ing the town, as the census shows a suffi
cient number of inhabitants.
S P. Ash ;ai son Thad, haye gone to
Chicago for the purpose of purebnsieg
M. Schoonmaker, who purchased the
stock of the defunct firm of Brayton &
Coffman. has sold it to the firm of Mc
Entire & Mcl'hail, who propose to close
out the good as soon as possible end
transfer the goods from the store they
now occupy to the other building, it
being larger aal better located than their
A. E Parmenter cf Lyndon, 111., has
come down for a fsw days overlooking
the "chiefcen iactory" which he conducts
MeettLgs at the M. E church a til! con
tiue with good congregations.
The Sense f '"he Artistry of Life." Ol
AVUirl, Fine Manners I i'.tn X'-xpresnion.
The virtus ire of various .sizes. Thert
are big, heroic v:r ues t " v.'l.ich youth U
forever leaping nii-i there nr;.- utile virtues,
which do n-it i:ri"h shewing in out
private hook oi martyrs.
To the latter vln bei'tns the virtue ol
polireneis, says Harper's H-sar, iu discuss
ing the subject of family manners. Soni
will even deny that it is :i virtue. We all
know the n:au who cares for nothing un
der heaven but Truth sptslied always with
a capital T; vh looks u;on line manners
as lie would l x k u',m the Keduetions ol
the sirens. Goodman' it is or.'y that ht
lacks, the sixth f-avin; sense of the artistry
or lire, it is a sense winch should awakt
with the r;st of the senses in childhood.
We rememiier a youn? woman who ha!
frrowQ up in a wealthy but uncultivated
home. was talented and noble hearted.
But many kindly ixrople were forced to say
of her, '".She is uot a lady." She hersell
confessed it one day iu a passionate out
burst. "I know I'm rude, but I can't help
it. I never w tauizht to be polite at
home, and now ti rememler what I ought
and ought not to do Ls as diiucult as walk
ins on ice. When I'm excned I'm sure to
say or do someth: ng which shocks the very
people I care m ist for, and they give me
the cold shoulder, and take up with girls
who I know are i lferior." And the worst
of it is, it was all true.
The thousand a ad one points of common
good breeding which children acquire in a
well ordered, grat ious home, under the eye
of a winning mother to be gentle of man
ner, to walk, stan 1 and ait gracefully; not
to fidget, grimact , yawn; in conversation
to use low and pleasant tones; not to inter
rupt or contradict or brag; not to assert
too strongly or laugh too loudly all this
comes to the children, if at times slowly,
still assuredly. Their minds open to the
beauty of gentle, graceful living iu natur
ally as to the bea jty of the works of art
upon their walls. If it were not so, if fine
manners could be taught to children only
by constant naggii g, we might well prefer
that the poor innocents should be left to
thetr ignorance and their bliss. What is
I'eniandei is the 1 Iting of the whole fam
ily lift to a high level, and then the adop
tion of Froebel'a n ible motto, "Come and
let :.vs live with our cniidren."
When the I lay time ls Over.
The strict watch that mothers must ob
serve over the younglings of the flock at
this time of the year must lc redouble
with the children who are old enough tc
run out of doors. The merry little treat
tires, absorbed in the delights of tdedding,
sliding and snowl Killing, do not notic
when the anow witli which their feet and
leggins are covered has been melted b
the warmth of their heated Injilies. ll
would le asking too much of child until r
to expect any small boy or girl to mak
sure that no dampness had penetrated
through the outer vraps to stockings oi
undergarments. The mother most hersell
make sure by close scrutiny that the litllf
one's feet and legs are dry and warm whec
the playtime is over. Many an illoetts hat
been arrested by such precautions. Chris
tine lerhuue Ilerriuk.
A Limited Power.
At the conclusion of an extended serief
of experiments Ln hypnotism Dr. Charcot
who is at the head of the Salnetriere hos
pital in Paris, recently announced it as hii
opinion that not more than one person in
100.000 is Bubjoct to t je hypnotic influence.
Love has no reapet t for locks, aa the
average bald-headed man can testify.
tiapt King's Stories
Are Always Eagerly Read.
We are aliont to publish another charm
ing Mmal from tne pen or this
Ad Ann Portia
Is til? titlfc, and YOU will want to
Captain Kino Writes a Good
But he DOESN'T write anv POOR Ones.
Some may le lettr thau others; but
AX AMY PORTIA
IS AMONG HIS BEST,
As it is one of his latest.
Be od (lie Alert (or Chapter I.
If Toor House n on fire
You put water on the burning timbers,
not on the smoke. And if you have
catarrh you she uld attack the disease in
the blood, not in the nose. Remove the
irtpure cause, and the local effect sub
sides. To do this, take Hood's Sarsapa.
nlla, the great blood purifier, which radi
cally and permanently cares catarrh. It
glso strengthens the nerves. Be aure to
aet only Hood's Saraaparilla. .
On a Regular Finn. "How does Hon
Peck take marriedMife?" "Oh, I guess
he takes it according to directions."
Deafaeaa Cannot be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach
iue uiseiis'-a iioruon oi tne yeir. l nere
is by cnnt-tituiionnl remedies Deafness
: a a ..
is cauncu ny au lnnimea conaition oi the
mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube.
When this tune geta inSamid you have a
rumbling sound or imperfect bearing, and
when it i entirelv closed, deafness is thi
result, and unless the inflammation can
oe laKen out and tnis trbe restored to its
normal condition, hearing wi'.l Ivn Hi-
stroyed fortver; nine ctses out of ten are
caused by catarrh, which is nothing hut
an inflamed condition of the mucous
We will rive onp hlirwlrpH 1 nil ra tnr
any case of deafness (caused by catarrh)
that we cannot cure by taking Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure. Snd for circulars, free.
Sold by drupgitt9, 75c
X . J. mm Co, Toledo, O.
"Habit mafces the man," but the ninth
part of a man makes the habit.
I feel it my daty to say a few words in
regard to Ely's Cream Balm, and I do so
entirely without solicitation. I have
used it more or less half a year, and have
found it to be moat admirable. I have
snffered from catarrh of the worst kind
ever since I waa a little bov 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.
The young man who was "unable to
exnress his iov saved monev bv senriiucr
it by mail.
Thoueh a man mav not like haainrRa
he should act business-like.
It Is said will sell anything, this la
true in a measure; but for staying
qualities,- merit is the test Extensive
advertising may sell anything where
it is new or unknown, but after It
eomes into general use, it is judged
according to ita worth. The continued
and steady growth of Swift's Specifio
Is the best evidence of its excellence
It Is most popular where it is best
known. Every bottle sold, sella ten
others. Every one that takes it be
comes its friend, and recommends it
to their acquaintance.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Disease
Swirr Spxexno Co., Atlanta, Ga
HENRY 0. SCHAFFER,
SOFT AND HAED
OfH ce 1431 Second avenue, corner Fifteenth t.
Telephone No. 1039.
B. Pi. ana
TICKET BROKER. .
(Member American Ticket Brokers' AasHn)
RXDTJOXD RATX8 TO ALL PoiVTa
OTTIC1 la Adams Zxpresa Office macsr
Bed Room Sets,
Carpets, Curtains. Etc
ARE NOW COMPLETE.
(iTC "ill and see our ire
No. 103. 105 and 107 East Second St.,
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and "pnware,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Geneeo Cooking Stoves.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
150S SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE WELL KMOWN
jVl ERGHANT TAILOR,
Star Blocs, Opposite Harper House.
hi. porcta ei for lie
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A largt rand finer tork tain er. Tfce food wCl aniTe !n a frw ey. Til and are thrra.
tNOOaPOaATKD TTKDSB TEX THB STATS LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
EOCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open dmUy from I a. m. to 4 p. m, and etardarveais tnm 7 to S o'claca.
Five per cent interest paid oa Deposits. Moner ldaaed oa Personal. Col
lateral, or Real Estate Secaritj
K. P. RXTNOUS. Proa. f C. 02XKXAXX. Tice Prea. i. K. BCTOBD, Caaiier.
P. L. Kitcbell. S P. Rryao'.dn, F. C. Dentcmaon. Joha Onurli. C. P. LraJe.
J. i. Beautn, L. Simon, B. W. Harwt. J. M. Baiord.
Jacvms Uraar, Soucitora.
PFWrtl bftrin bnolne.. J i.i 9, 1SW. aad will occapf bnkiax mm arlth M'tcbeU A LrrJa
nutil new bank ia cwnwleted.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third ftreet and Poanh avenae. .... F.OCS ISLAND. ILL.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Tula kouae baa jnatbeen ff.U-i tbrooghoat and ia now la A No I coadiUoa. Il ia a Inttlvi
s $1 00 for d aj house and a dcairable f atnUy bo'.eL
0T. 3VL CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
KATOTACTTrEXB. 07 CZACXIBJ AID BIICVITI.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are beet.
s-SpecUltiaa r The Criatj "flinil and the Chrl! "WArXX-"
ROCK ISLAXD. ILL.
SEIVERS fe ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OF CARPENTER WORE DONE.
t Seneral Jobbing done on abort aotica aad atiafactioa faaraat4.
Offlc aad 8hop H12 Pourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
0;l roarth Aveoae, Dealer tm
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
School Booka, School SappUea. Tablet. Etc.. Etc.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
8hop coraer Twanty aecood alroet aad HlaU avtaaa. aUaUeace tVi
tfli prepared to auke eaCnatrs and do a& kiada of Carpeater work. Give aba a trial.
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