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TH ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, lb91.
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Anonymon commnnicationo not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from erery township
ta Rock Island county.
Wedxesdiv, February 18 1891.
Telephones are now used on boari of
From 1880 to 1890 the Indiana have
decreased 7 per cent.
Fifty onb large and valuable libraries
were 8 old in London last year.
A day of fogs puts 135,000 extra into
the pockets of the London gas men.
Lilicokalam is the name of King
Kalakaua's successor. Lili oucht to be a
A senatorial toa would no, hide
the trickery and pusillanimity of Crow
Gen Palmer and his gallant 101 fol
lowers are heroes acd patriots. They
never 3inch in the face of danger, ani if
defeat overtakes them they will go down
1 ke a band of brothers fighting for a
The republicans in the legislature are
in desperiite straits, indeed, when they
can be induced to vote for a political
charlatan like A. J. Streeter for such an
exalted position as United States senator.
Rock Island's two Bills are among the
gang that have stultified themselves.
At the meeting of the Illinois-Iowa
leaeue held at Joliet Saturday, Daven
port was admitted to membership, and
Saucer Steel, cf Joliet, re-elected presi
dent. The circuit this seasun iir em
brace the ciiips of Aurora, Rockford,
Joliet. O.tawa ard Monirouth in Illinois,
and Oittimwa, Cedar Ripids and Daven
port in Iowa. With short jumps and a
salary limit of fToO, a successful season
is anticipated. The Davenport repre
sentative says the meeting d -claret
against Sunday games.
It U shUI thnt General li-irrison is not
prouder of tl-.e presidency than of the
fact that he is a descendant ot Pocahon
tas, of whom he is the great-great-great.
The Dubuque Telegraph thinks if he
values so highly the much-diluted abori
ginal liquid that courses through his
veins, the president should treat the full
blooded Indinns better. Had he seen that
justice was done them, as it was his duty
to do, the recent war, if it may be called
such, would not have occurred. Instead
of being starved, the Sioux would have
had plenty to eat, and with plenty to eat
they would have had no occasion to go
upon the warpath.
The following is an exact copy of the
rules pos"e 1 in a cauntry school home in
Effingham coun'.y: "Eich pupil is re
quired to make a bow en entering the
school room of a morning; also on leav
ing the school roem of an evening There
shall be no profane laLcuage used in
school nor on the play ground, nor shall
there be no piusticken, scratchin, nor no
taggin, nor no uneasy whisperin in school
No pupil shall leave the school house
wi hout permission of the teacher. No
uneasy moviu from seat to seat. No fitin
on the road from nor to school, nor no
nicknamin. Every pupil over eicht years
shall be su j'?ct to these ru'e. and the
teacher is to mke allowance for all pu
pils under eight and to force the rules
accorden. If any scholars brek these
rules they shall be puaishad by switchen.'
Vden, home last Saturday LLn-"Bill
Payne went over to the Union sanctuary
and had himself interviewed on the sen
atorial situation, lie is reported as sty
ing in substmce that while he wanted no
man but a straight republics he thought
the urgency of the occasion demanded
that it wns necessary to support anyone
in order to beat Palmer. He (Pnlrxer)
would te a power for evil in II inois pol
itics if elector! i0 the senate, as he was
a particular friend of the communists and
socialists aud all the criminal element 'of
Chicago. Probably Payne thought he
was saying something funny, &Ld be did.
He has succeeded in making himself su
premely ridiculous. He couldn't have
taken a mote direct method of establish
ing a reputation for asininity. Com
pared with Ptyne, Crawford doesn't ap
pear to be such an affliction after all.
Several years ago 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 pro uced for coughs, colds
and croup; that the public appreciate
true merit, and in time it was certain to
Iwonw popular. Tbeir most sanguine
hopes have been more than realized Over
three hundred thousand Dottles of Cham
berlain's Cough Ri rm dy are now sold each
year, and it is recognized as tbe best
made," where ever known. It will cure
a severe cold in lest time than any other
treatment. For sale bj Haric & Bah ri
EFFECT DAILY SURROUNDINGS HAVE
UPON THE DISEASE.
Primary Colors for the Eye That Do Not
Distress the Sight Do Much to Miti
gate the Tronble The Subject of Light
Is Important Care of the Ear.
As, a long while aco, I installed myself
in my new dwelling I was not a little sur
prised on first inspection to find a condi
tion of things which ran precisely counter
to my wishes and directions. This disap
pointment was chiefly ascribable to the
multiplicity and variety of colors that had
been selected. Not that my favorite tints
had been forgotten, but the great diversity
displeased and disappointed me so much
the more, as I had previously directed that
a decided tone should be preserved in re
spect to all the other colors which were to
be purely decorative, and that were simply
to be brought in unison with the primary
To my representations I received the
answer: "Such a disposition is modern
only, and in regard to the unity or effect I
might fully tranquilize myself. Xot until
the entire apartments had been fitted up in
the manner proposed would everything
blend together, and thereby a harmonious
effect and ensemble be produced." This
view, however, I could not at all concur in,
for the contrast of color was so vivid that
it impressed my eyes disagreeably in the
highest degree. To this the fact also con
tributed that the tints were of the liveliest
As a sequence to this disasreeable im
pression, I experienced a certain weakness
of this organ, which, in view of the fre
quent recurrence of such overexertion,
was in no wise slightly prejudiced, for the
eye has its uerves as well as every other
organ. The more force exercised by the
former, the strouger becomes its influence
upon the latter, for in the inverse ratio
with the strength of the eye decreases that
of its nervous constitution a condition
which is called nervous debility, or rather
WHAT XERVOCS DEBILITY IS.
We must, therefore, speak of such in re
spect to the eye, just as in respect to any
other organ, in so far as it is nervously de
bilitated in exact proportion as it is itself
What is c haracterized for the most part
as nervous debility iu a person is, in fact,
nothing more than the sum of the nerv
ousness of the individual organ. As a con
sequence, it is not a matter of indifference
how we select the colors of our dwellings.
Daily our vision wanders over the latter,
aud it will not escape the aitcative ob
server how much the vivid and dazzling
irritates the optic nerve, how much a mild
and healthy primary tone, on the euher
hand, will animate and re-fresh it. Tor
this reason it is highly important that our
eyes be accustomed to ret upon a prevail
ing tint with which everything w ill har
monize. This is applicable not merely to
the dwelling, but also to our clothiti-. and
so on; in short, to all those subjects in
which we Lave to deal with colors.
Stiil more frequent occasions for render
ing the eye tiervouly weak are afforded by
conditions of light, for too much as well as
too little light is equally prejudicial. In
earlier times duskiness was agreeable.
People sat often and long in dark rooms,
and were pleased to order lights not until
it grew late late, at least, in the present
acceptation tif the term, when they insist
in living as far as possible in a "full light."
But they do not reflect that as a general
rule they carry this too far, and that there
by a strong impulsion is given to an ever
increasing shortsightedness. Self obser
vation and experience will here teach what
is the just mean.
A third faculty of the eye is that of per
ceiving the shapos and forms t : things
around us. Here, too, no excess should be
committed in our contemplation of too
many weu or objects, especially when the
latter are passing l f ore the eye in rapid
alternation. This i the more important
as without this the eye is very much exert
ed, and therefore peculiar conditions de
mand corresponding foresight. That read
ing too much line print, and so forth,
should naturally do injury to the eyes
every one of my readers will already su.li
ciently know. Xot less than our organ of
sight, that of hearing demands a like care
and economy. While men accord to the
body, through the agency of athletic and
gymnastic exercises, a systematic develop
ment, this sense has to content itself for
the most part with what casiutily falls to
One does not consider the fact that the
ear is irritated and weakened by the dill
of machinery or the uproar of tie street,
etc. He is surprised indeed to find that
his ear for music becomes more and more
pre-juuicially affected by a residence ia
noisy cities. The senses and the braia
must be sedulously fusiered if we wish
that their power should remain more or
less intact. This attention should be ac
corded them not alone for their own sake,
but also for the sake of our bodies, which
sustain all the more detriment the greater
the damage experienced by the former.
Experience teaches that in the same ra
tio as our organs of sense and mental
power Wcome enfeebled, disorder and de
bility manifest themselves iu ourdigestion,
respiration aud capacity for movement, and
innumerable nervous maladies remain un
healed and uncured f..rthe reason that the
relations between the body, mind and se-n-soriuru
are not carefully watched and pre
served. Dr. Strum iu Ueber Laud und
The Dining Room.
The dining room should always be re
garded as a place of pleasure, where fam
ilies gather, not merely for the purpose of
satiating their appetites, but to indulge in
a free and pleasant discourse on the socia
ble topics of the day. All business cares
should be discarded when entering this
apartment, and a feeling of blissful sereni
ty bhould promptly take possession ot our
busy minds. It is this control that allows
us to feel the cravings of hunger that as
sists the process of digestion, and that aids
immensely in correcting the evils which
ultimately lead to a chronic state of dys
pepsia. Bright pictures very often have a
charming influence in this respect. Dr.
John Shippman in Hall's Journal.
The wife of Lucien Bonaparte, the
Princess Marianne, who is separated from
her husband, lives in Ajaccio, and is the
only member of the Bonaparte family now
living in Corsica.
Miss Rachael Sherman is the idol of her
soldier father's heart. She is a gay, soci
ety loving girl, with a taste for politics,
gorgeous Titian hair and a delicate (com
plexion. Everv one ia nresnmed in t
French. Every one who can should 1; now
A BROKEN MIRROR.
The rilver circled looking glass
I grave into eiy Dora's keeping
Is lying shattered now. alas!
And so my dearest girl Is weeping.
Does all this irrief her bosom swell
Because her pretty toy Is broken?
Or fears she lest the loss foretell
The datb of him who gave the token t
In either easo, could Dora see
How very plain she looks when crying.
She'd weep for neither pUsa nor me.
Though one were smashed and oae were
S. St. O. Lawrenw in life.
Pbw of the Almost Insurmountable Ob
stacles She Has Overcome.
W:thout much' blowing of trumpets or
unseemly boasting women have overcome
almost insuperable obstacles, have brought
business abilities to the management of
affai-s, and have achieved phenomenal suc
cess. Their capacity for public affairs re
ceives large recognition, at the present
time They are elected or appointed to such
offices as those of county clerk, register of
deeds, pension agent, prison commissioner,
state librarian, overseer of the poor, school
superintendent and school supervisor. They
serve as executors and administrators of es
tates, trustees and guardians of property,
trusts, and children, engrossing clerks of
state legislatures, wardens of women's
state prisons, college presidents and pro
fesso -s, members of loards of state char
ities, binary and correction, police matrons
and I ost mistresses.
They are accountants, pharmacists, cash
iers, 1 elegraphers, stenographers, typewrit
ers, !entists, bookkeepers, authors, jour
nalists, lecturers, painters, architects and
sculptors. In many of these positions wom
en s rve with men, who graciously ac
knowledgpthe practical wisdom and virtue
that t hey bring to their duties. Hon. Car
roll D. Wright, chief t.f the national bureau
ot th; statistics of labor, lias announced
the tuimlier tf remunerative professions
and o -cupations in which women are work
ing nt 342. "Many women have be-en ap
pointed to positions in departments of gov
ernment, and to important employments
and trusts." said Senator Blair, of New
Hampshire, from his seat in congress, "but
as far as your committee are aware no
charg.; of incompetence or malfeasance in
office has ever been sustained against a
Ail this is prefatory and prophetic of the
larger opportunity and the nobler develop
ment which the future will accord to
womai. The twentieth century will be
hers, fs the nineteenth has Ux-n that of
man, in nn especial sense. Woman has
wroutht more of g.Kd than of evil iu the
world during her ages cf ignorance, bond
age and degradation. What. then, may
not be ex pec tod from her in righteousness
and la Ipf ulness when she is accorded free
dom, equity and untrar.vneh'd opportu
nity: Mmv A. Livermore i; .Ter.ness-.Mil-ler
Value nf tl:e Tiirrmomotcr.
Alii. (nigh t lie thermometer has its wid
est sp tore t.f application iu fevers, yet it
render valuable aid ia diagnosing other
forms of disease. It aids in di:7ereutiat
ing functional from organic troubles and
real from Signed diseases. It tells w hether
the inc rease 1 heart -action is due to fever
or cxh tustion: that sweating, not preceded
by fevr, is the result of exhaustion ami
not the cause of it. In many instances it
would Ik" didicult to tell hysterical trou
bles simulaiingorganicdisca.se from true
organi: trouble, without the aid of the
thermometer. It maybe worthy .f note
that the deposition of tubercle, whether in
the lur gs or in other organs, is always ac
companied by an elevation of temperature.
In cam erous infiltration, on the contrary,
there is no increa.se in the temperature.
The thermometer is the only reliable
means -it determining the presence or ab
sence of fever. Often the hands and feet
will feel cold, the nose pinched, ami at the
same time a high gradeof fever be present.
Ignorance of this f ict may lead one into
the mistake an old physician of my ac
fiuainti. nee made in a c:ie. He claims to
be able to tell all altout his crises without
the aid of instruments. He cuii." t the
case in que.-tion, seized the patient's hand,
and said '"temperature normal. Not a bit
of fever." I took the temperature with
my thei mometer, and found it nearly one
hundred and iour degrees. Such mistakes
are unnecessary and reprehensible, and
when instruments of precision are obtain
able neg lect to use them should not be tol
erated. Housekeeper's Weekly.
A Portnnf Teller.
There is an old fashioned toy that is
quite CH-ily made at home which yields a
! gootl Heal of amusement at fami.y parties.
I To make it you take a base of firm wood,
round l y preference, but any l;rni piece
will do. From the back you drive a long,
j sharp pi in ted nail or screw riuht through
it into ti'.eleet of a little figure a doll
dressed iu red cloak like an old witch.
Then you take a circular piece of card
board, a id ruling lines like the spokes of a
wheel 3 1 in the (.pact's with mottoe's such
as ' Hew ire, yor.r pride will have a fall."
"You ar. loved again." "You will marry
in lei .tire and rejie ot ia haste," and such
like st-utenees. 1 he figure has a wat.d fixed
in its: hand. The disk of cardboard is placed
feo as to balance, free to revolve with a
touch, and the answer is of course found
by the direct icn of the wand pointing to
the tentt nee at which the disk ka- stopped.
It is a very old "novelty," but tilings half
forget ten are eiften more popular on their
re vival t linn quite fresh and original ideas.
New York World.
Women a Literary Assistant.
For myself, without the aid, tho intelli
gent assistance 1 have received from the
ladies who have shared my literary labors,
I should have bten utterly unable to nc
compiish the litt',2 I have done. The spirit
of order which they introduce intj the
chaos of a literary man's environments,
the quick sense of the characters of the
correspondents whom they have to deal
with, the plastic facility with which they
mold themselves to the mind which fur
nishes their working patterns, make of
them alter egos, which more than double
our effect; ve personality as literary work
ers. Oliver Wendell Holmes in Ladies'
Little Trimiuinc; for Stoat Women.
Stout womeas millinery should alway?
be selected with great care. As a rule it
will bear but slight elaboration ia the
matter of trimming, everything depend
ing on the shapeliness and suitability of
the struct ire. An extremely stout wom
an properly gowned and bonneted ia black
may beco:ne an attractive Cgura if she
pleases to array herself with the requisite
simplicity. J enness-ililler Magazine.
A lady in one of our cities, thrown sud
denly on l.er own resources, bit upon the
idea of preparing delicacies for the sickv
and now I as more demand for bee daiot y
cooking thia &&e ean rnpply.
Pretty Girl iu Nurses.
"She's a King's Daughter, God bless her!
aud she's lieen all through this house, leav
ing joy and sunshine in her wake."
It was an old, wrinkled woman who
spoke. Her eyes were dimmed with tears
as she gazed affectionately at a prety young
girl, scarcely twenty, who was just turn
ing the comer.
The scene was a Brooklyn street, in one
of the most densely iopulated parts of the
city, and the youug girl a member of the
"We do all the good we can," said nn
elderly niemlier of the order, "but the
greatest service is Iteitig done by our young
girls just budding into wouiaulioexl. They
are indefatigable workers, aud each day
finds them climbing tall tenement bouse
stairs and in the sick rooms of tho very
poor." New York Journal.
A Core for Toothache.
It is not at all uncommon to have tooth
ache with perfectly sound teeth, or in
teeth that have been recently filled. With
out explaining the cause for this I would
simply recommend a very convenient little
application, which you can readily prepare
yourself and keep on hand. Take a pieee
of chamois skin, or of fiu j i lose'!-woven
flannel, and soak it thoroughly in a good
extract of Jamaica ginger, or what is bet
ter still, in tincture of capsicum, which
yon can obtain from any druggist.
Let this dry, and put it away until the
time of need. To use it in the ease of the
toothache I have mentioned, with a pair of
scissors cut a small piece oil, aud place it
Itetween the gum and the lip, dint tly over
the root of the offending toot h. This will
act as a couuter-irritan", ami its effect is
really marvelous. Laury McIIenry in
New York World.
A Milk Ilath.
A milk bath means a beautiful com
plexion and a luxury. If pur-es would
permit the extravagance The city milkman
would not. Water clear is just as bene
ficial as water combined with a little milk.
Here is a mock milk bath that is almost
as tjcueficial to the skiu as pure milk.
Make up a dozen or more b:.gs of cheese
cloth about a foot square. Fill them with
oatmeal and pure whitecastilesoap, shaven
fine two-thirds oatmeal ami one-third
soap. Add a little lrax ami some pow
dered orris root and tre up the bags se
curely. One bag in twelve gallons of water
makes a delightfully refreshing bath ami
the skin like velvet. Chicago Herald.
There are thousands aud thousands of
wives and mothers in New York who make
ends meet hy sewing on overalls that pay
7o e-ents, si. ins t"U cents, vests '3 cents,
trousers flannel shirt ii a dozen. . They
are obliged to find their own t bread for the
overalls and shirts, and carry t he w o: k to
ar.d from the shop. If they t:ik- a street
car cue tenth e-f t Lt ir earniiiL's i gone.
Ctii;s:. :i c C.iry Harrison is s;::d t have
eiijrueti ti.e s.ii..e si I.: t.f n:in at(o:i that
Charles Lamb n cords was recche.l ! v his
sistt-r Mar v.
lie v is "t u
a spat i, i:s closet fif gootl old l.i-rlish read
ing. .M,d bn. vised .it will upt.itl that fair
arnl w Ik '.--some pa-s urage."
Mrs. Henry Hay, a eulo'cd Wftaan,
whose i.usliand was nn army cook in the
War of ls;2, i now living mar t It-it Gard
ner, in New Jersey, at the age of llii years.
She is tho oldest petitioner in the L'nited
State's, a:td although she is in good health
is ne'arly blind.
Silly mothers sorielimes allow the little
ones of t'.ie family So monopolize the con
versation when there is company, winch
renders ; heir presence eibnoxioustocallers,
who mr.st perforce listen to their prattle
through deurence to their hostess.
Fannie Edgar Thomas, the ncwspa;cr
correspondent, makes her home with Ella
i - i. . . . .
' uco., iier patroness. .M.ss
Thomas is a clever pianist as well a
writer ::nd speaks German and French t'.u-
State cf Obio, City op Toledo, (
Lccas County. ss
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is
the senior partner of the firm of ?. J
Cheney & Co.. doing business in the city
oi loiedo, county and state afr resaid.anti
tnat said firm will pay the sum of one
hundred dollars for each and every cese
of catarrh that cannot be cured ty the
use oi uall 9 catarrh Cure.
Frank J Cheney.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6ih day of December.
C i A. W. Gleasox.
tEAL V Notary 1'ublic.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts dTcctly upon the b'ood and
mucous surfaces of the svstem. Send
for testimonials, free.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Prop?., Toledo, O
Sold by druggists. 75c.
Pcrhans it is owitts? to the fierce ficht
down there that the turbulent Republic of
Chile has recently lost an i.
One of the troubles of life i:
the breaking of lainD-chimnevs
Needless. Macbeth's "pearl
top ana "pearl glass are
tousrh against heat.
You will save nine-tenths of
your chimney-money by using
"Pearl top" fits most of
the little lamps ; " pearl glass "
is for " Rochester, " Pitts
burgh," Duplex." etc.
We make a great many sizes
and shapes, all of tough glass.
ou can get the right ones.
Talk with your dealer about it.
Geo. a. Mac&ktu Co.
Protect Your Eyes
MARION OPTICAL CO's
Spectacles and Eye Glasses
M and H Maldea Lane. It. T. BranchtMsrlon.
nd. For sale bj T H. ThomM, rnorit. Rock
Island, 101. Mp. gum
the leritne mutnlT to
inorrh fc ;it
Tho ... .
1 tre rit ttand iee
I T Ews tit to all jffrrem.
Great Clearing Sale
February 2d to
Will c?oe out larce lite of Fit! I c m ti.d Pr cr frct at rrt. clro ii, 1 1 r iy,
Chain will be sold cheap.
lgf-Do not mies this opportunity.
No. 103, 105 and 107 East Second St.,
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves ani Tinware.
Baxter Banner Cooking anl Heating Stoves and the Geneseo Cooking Stovci.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WELL KNOWN-
Star Block, Opposite Hakper House.
hi purchased for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A largtrand fiuor ock t'jn cvr. These ;ood will arrive In afcfr iiyr. W t '. , ;i a
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
Tbe bct Ucl Coe thoe in the evty far the t.rke.
Seond and Harmon Sta.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty thirj itrcet and Fourth arenac.
J. T. KYAN, Proprietor.
Thi hontc hac jn.tbeen refitted thronjhMt and it now In A No I coad Ooa. It It a findi.
91 00 per d ay buue and a deirabie fanily bote!.
CT. 2vL. CHRIST'S",
Steam Cracker Bakery,
AHUTACTUKIB OF CXACXXRS ARD BXICVITS.
Aak jour Grocer for them TUej are beat.
Spc!altJ; Tbe Cbrlity "OTSTEB" and tba CbrUty "Wiril"
rock island, ill.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Buildere
ALL KIND d OT OARPKNTZR WORK DOWR.
iw General Jobbing done ea abort aotlca and aatiaf actios rraate4.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth ArBU. ROCK ISLAND ILL
M aanf artarer of all kind of
0nt.' rtna Sboca apciaitf. Repairtnf aoa a.aCj aad proaUr.
A bar of tw patroaafra rcrpactf ally aolidud.
' 1618 Second Avenue. R"k Ia)and.rt
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
eoeaae Twaaty-aoeoW atroet
to ita aatlaiataa aadtaaB
STABY, BERGER & SNELL,
texa isnsr. rJ-
and fuiU araaaa.
klaAi af Carp tar 9m. (Hra ktaaaM.