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THE ARGUS. SATUKDAY, PKi; 1891o
Published Daily ad Weekly it 1S4 Second At
ease. Rock Iilaod, 111.
J. W. POTTER.
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All communications of a critical or ammenta
Uto character, political or relirioas. man have
real name attached for publication No inch arti
tieJea will be printed over fictitious signatures
AacnTBions communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
la Rock Island county.
Sattkday, April 11, 1891.
At the depth of about 3,500 feet the
temperature of the ocean is about the
same. Tarring only a trifle from the polar
latitude a to the equator.
Os the top of a dead spruce tree at
ArooiCeld, Ore., are growing an elder
and aalmonberry bush as securely as if on
the ground. 200 feet below.
Twzmy years ago possibly 5,000 roses
a day was the limit of supply a day for
New York City; now as many as 50,000
a day can often be found there.
Mr. Moody declares that if an arch
angel should come down from Leivea
and preach in Boston the congregation
would find flaws of grammar or logic in
A mou"k nibbled at some parlor
matches in a Earrisville, Mich., house tbe
other night, and started a blate which it
required half the town to subdue.
Ik the United States annually about
2,500 persons are tried for murder, with
an average of about 100 legal executions
In fire of the states imprisonment for life
has been established for the death penalty.
As Italian in New York, who was in
teryiewed on the war question, said:
"The Italian government couldn't carry
on a war against tbe United Slates, be
cause it hasn't money enough to buy co al
with which to send her gunboats be re
EnrcrcnELD Register: The early
christians bad their Judas Is
cariot, the revolutionary fathers, their
Benedict Arnold, and the Illinois democ
racy Carter Harrison. And Mr. Harri
son may as well understand now that
they want no more of him, except as a
very humble and inconsequential cypher.
TBS Minnesota legislative committee
on expenditures has unearthed a peculiar
fraud. It was found that it had cost tbe
state 125.000 the last season for wolf
bounties, 95 being allowed for each
scalp. Inquiry developed the fact that
regular wolf farms existed in the north
ers counties of tbe state, where wolves
were raised in large numbers simply for
the purpose of selling their scalps to tbe
At a dinner given in Devonshire, Eog
land, a few dayssince, Rev.Davis.a Con
gregational clergyman, declinod to toast
the queen. In calling on another clergy
man to perform this task, Mr. Davis re
marked that the latter might also toast
the Prince of of Wles and all the other
gamblers, if he chose. Davis will now
be dubbed a "crank," but it is evident
that he has opinions and courage.
Detkoit Free Press: "I believe to
bacco smoke to be a perfect disinfectant
for the physician," said Dr. Klein. "It
a physician, in making bis visit to a pa
tient afflicted with any contagious disease,
will keep a cigar in his mouth I don't be
lieve be will carry the contagion away
from the house. It may seem a little
rude, but no sensible person will object
when tbe object is explained."
It is estimated that there are always
50,000 Americans in Italy, and that there
are now about ten times as ma'.y Italians
in this country ." Nearly all tbe Ameri
cans in Italy are well off. and nearly all
tbe Italians who come to this country are
in poverty. In most cases tbe Americans
who 0 to Italy spend a few weeks oi
months there, while tbe Italians who
come to tbe United S'.atea expect to stay
here. Tbe Americans in Italy tpand
their money; tbe Italians in the United
States earn money.
The democrats of tbe Sixth judicial
district, comprising tbe counties of
Adams, Brown, Fulton, ilancock, Mc
Donougb, Pike and Schujler, held their
convention at Quincy on April 2, atd
nominated three candidates forjudges.
The convention was a prolonged one
lasting until midnight with a record of
122 ballots. Oscar P. Bonney, of Adams
county, was nominated on the first, and
Charles Scofield. of Hancock, on the sec
ond ballot . Tbe actual fight begun on tbe
third nomination, tbe candidates being
Messrs. Orr, Masters, Vande venter and
William Prentiss, democratic candidate
for congress in this district in 1888. The
names of Yandeventer and Masters were
finally withdrawn, and on the 122d bal
lot Mr. Orr received the nomination. The
defeat of Mr. Prentiss is a great disap
pointment to bis numerous friends
throughout' this congressional district,
including many in Rock Island.
The only complexion powder in the
world that is without vulgarity, without
Injury to the user and without donbt
purifier, is Pozzoni's.
? RUNNING A BLOCKADE
DODGING HOSTILE BATTERIES OA
Thrilling Episodes Durina- the Trip fro! a
. Sw Orleans to St, Lomla Making; Fai t
Time on an Old River Steamer Board &
by Hungry Men.
"Well, here is your story of the running
the blockade of t he Mississippi," said ex
Mayor Brown. "To me even now it is a a
exciting reminiscence. My anecdote wi 1
have tbe names of many old St. Lonisar s
in it many of them dead. At the break
ing ont of the war I was commanding a
fine fast passenger steamer the Louisiana
between St. lionis and New Orleans, ca--rying
many passengers, as at that titre
there were no railroads running into Ne-v
"As was well known at the time, tie
north and south, and particularly tie
south, was marshaling her forces prepara
tory to declaring her independence from
the northern states, and it was with sonce
hesitancy that I shoved out the steamt r
from the wharf at St. Louis for New O
leans at a time when no man knew whit
would be the next move in the drama, c r
rather the tragedy, of the war.
"When we reached New Orleans all w; i
excitement, business was entirely suspend
ed, and the levee was crowded with an riot s
people inquiring what Missouri would do,
what Arkansas would do and if Kentnck y
would go out.
"At 11 o'clock on the day of our arrivi.l
the United States flag was hauled dowa
from the custom hcuse in plain view of tie
steamboat landing, and 1 then realized, if I
expected to get back to St. Lou Li. I mui t
get away that night, and not wait for an u 3
trip of freight. Accordingly, 1 shipped np
all the men that could be worked to dis
charge the steamer and as soon as dis
charged went to work to fill her up wit a
tbe very best of combustible fluid, part f
which was 2130 cords of knots, SUO boxes i f
Pittsburg coal, 100 barrels of rosin, 30 ba--rels
of turpentine in which to dip the wool
and 30 barrels of tar, so that if on the way
up we struck a bad or green wood pile w e
could smother it in tar or turpentine, la
the meantime we had beard that Arkansas
had declared 'ont of the Union' and we
knew that tbe excitement at Napoleon ra a
very high as we came down and that it
needed only a spark there to kindle a flame
"I told every man to be at his post at tbe
appointed hour, as I intended to slip out
very quietly. Just iu we were about to kt
go the line with steam at whistling heai,
an officer came on board and served a paper
on me to tbe effect 'that I would have t j
take ont Southern Confederacy custon
house papers,' so we had to blow off 8 tear x
through tbe safety and other valves, while
I went to the custom house and took out
new papers beaded, 'The Confederate States
of America,' and paying the fee I ran t )
the boat, and without ringing the read.
bell gave the order to the pilot, who stool
ready at the wheel, and out bounded thi
Louisiana. She was off up the river like
shot out of a cannon.
"I went back into the engine room and
the engineers on the watch were hot i
standi n a by the throttle of their engine
watching every revolution. I said to tha
chief engineer, 'How many revolutions per
minute are they making?' and this I had t
say in a loud, harsh voice, as the boilers
were making more steam than the engines
" 'Why,' he replied, 'she is making more
than she ever did in her career; she is mat
ing twenty-four a minute.' I said, if noth
ing breaks, when will that take us to X
poleon,' for I expected trouble there. Ot,
in about two days,' came tbe answer.
'That's all right,' I continued; 'give it t
"Tbe boat's furnace was one seethiur
mass of flames. The engines groaned and
surged and seemed to leap ahead of tin
boat. The river up the shore was a
smooth as a fish pond, and as we flew pas:
a wood yard, where we had engaged som
wood coming down, the darkies called out:
Here's de wood. What's de matta wid d ;
boat? She's all afire!'
"But I called out: We can't stop now.
We'll take it when we come down.' Thai
boat never again came down, but war ves
sels took her place and death and destruc
tion followed in her wake.
"On the second day out, before dark, w.;
reached Napoleon, and standing on th;
hurricane deck, with a spy glass I conlil
see a cannon pointed to tbe river and no-,
less than 1,000 men on tbe landing. Then
I knew there was trouble ahead. I said to
the pilot, 'Let us sneak by if we can; i;
will never do to land.,
"So we surged up the river until we were
fully abreast of the town, when 100 throats
called out with an oath that would not b;
at all appropriate to put in a good Sunday
paper, 'Come in here and acknowledge thi;
southern confederacy, or we'll blow you
out of the water.' And at that instant
they fired a cannon across our bow that
stood ju?-t above the crowd on the river
bank, with men standing ready to load ii
"I said to the pilot, 'Let bernear iutotht
shore, but don't land her,' and he did so.
Then I called out: 'What do you want:
We have no business at Napoleon.' 'Yes
you have,' they said; 'come in here and ac
knowledge the southern confederacy.'
"Then the question came up, what should
be done with the boat, and the decisiot
seemed to be almost unanimous to Et
her, and then, as they said they intended
to-stop all boats in the 'southern Confed
eracy,' the excitement was intense, so that
for a half hour 1 was afraid to say any
thing, but after awhile I climbed up on
tbe dining room table in the cabin, then
filled with excited men and many des
perate and intoxicated ones, and said,
'Gentlemen, I'm sorry to bear you have
determined to detain the boat, for she is
owned in St. Louis, I myself being part
owner, and a part of the crew are my
slaves,' and here I trotted two or three of
the cabin boys out, and I said:
"'If you confiscate this and other St.
Louis boats you will injure the cause of
the southern Confederacy; and why should
you do anything to prejudice Missouri if
you want her to join tbe Confederacy?'
"At that .moment a hundred voioe&caUed
out, 'The-csptain is right: let him go, but
the-Cincinnati boats, we'll give them the
deviL' And tbey did, for they never let
another pass np, out confiscated both boat
and cargo, bo that we steamed out of Na
poleon by the skin of our teeth. -
"The next place we had reason to antici
pate trouble was at Greenville, Miaa but
a we-expected to pass there in tbernpht I
determined to run past itpaying attention
to no call, order or pfrmiawon, and I didso,
nrthEanthstwding-they bad btnlt bfctirea
on the bank and fired three snots at us.
But tbey must have fired wide of the mark,
for we -went by unscathed.
"When we got above Cairo every one
breathed tree, as we ail bad stood watch
night and day- without intermission. The
boat was left very much to take care of
herself, and ahelell back to-her usual gait
ul am I, mUw mill w an liimr against the
current. The-boat herself aeeooed giadto
be rerJevedXram thouviaitscainxjt tne last
tew days." St. Louis; PostnOhipatch.
An Unlucky Cigarette.
The question of "getting a place" al
ways brings up a long list of incidents by
which the lucky have got on in the world
and the luckless 'ones bjve been left. In
discussing the overcrowded condition of
the city it called out one story that I must
tell for the benefit of the big' broad shoul
dered men who have condescended to the
effort of getting comfort from a cigarette
so small that it makes the smoker cross
eyed to look at it. A gentleman of 30
years, good presence, pleasant family, etc.,
was thrown out of bis regular employment
through a fire. He advertised, setting
forth his qualifications. The head of a
large factory saw the "ad," and thought to
save time by taking a cab right to the
number designated and secure the gentle
man's services. Tie found the wife at home
expecting her husband's return from down
town. "He waited a few minutes when the
anxious wife saw her husband coming np
the street. The would be employer saw
him also. The young man walked leisure
ly until he reached his own steps, when he
turned bis back to the house and proceed
ed to pull the very last whiff from the wee
stub of a cigarette. Two minutes, three
minutes passed. Ihe wife was nervous.
Another minute and a few more whiffs, :
and the gentleman inside rose hastily and
said kindly: "Pardon me, but I do not
think I wish a man who has not yet left
off boyish habits. In my business time is
money. Good day." He bowed himself
out just as the husband, disturbed by the
opening of the door, spat the little smok
ing stub from between his teeth and passed
np the steps. He found his wife in tears '
and would hardly believe his senses when
she told him how he lost good employment
by dallying with the weed in small pack
ages. Chicago Journal.
He VTaa Afraid.
A striking illustration of the straits to
which men are often reduced in their pur
suit of the mighty dollar was given by a
Fulton street fakir the other day. He was
selling boxes of shoe polish. At the top of
his voice he was telling of tbe virtues of
the com pound. "All you have to do, gents,"
he said, "is to put it on, and your boots
will shine like patent leather. You don't
have to rub it, and it will preserve the
leather and make it waterproof. It costs
but a nickle, a half a dime, one-twentieth
of a dollar, and," be concluded, holding out
a box toward a raw boned countryman, j
haM iu fnA ma, that wants m. I !
here is one man that wants a box. I
"Waal, I dunno whether I dew er not,"
said the countryman. "I rather guess the
dan Red stuff's got acids in it and '11 rot tbe
"Sir," answered the fakir, with great
solemnity, "yon areunduly incredulous. I
will demonstrate to you that this polish is
so harmless that it mieht be put into the
hands of a teething child. Look, I will eat
As he spoke he took a pinch of the grimy
looking compound from a box. placed it in
bis mouth, and, with a look of triumph in
his eyes, began to chew it.
Now, sir." he
said t the countryman, "are you con-
I dunno," said the incredulous
one. "Lecause you eat the stuff it ain't no
proof that it won't rot leather. Guess 1
won't buy none." New York Times.
The Coming of Napoleon III.
It was a year of catastrophes and revolu
tions a sort of "General Post" among
kings and governments. Many of the
promenaders used to wear little tricolor
rosettes to show their sympathies with i
the republic Shall I ever forget the sight '
of tbe enthusiastic crowds lining the road,
and the president entering Paris in a
cocked hat on a curveting Arabian steed at
the bead of his troops, to be followed in a
year or two by tbe still more splendid ap- With a cheerful disposition, indomitable
parition of Napoleon III riding into Paris resolution and courage and a firm trust in
along the road the great emperor's hearse the being who helps those who help them
had taken a new emperor, glittering and selves, it is astonishing to what extent the
aave once more, on a horse so beautiful
and majestic that to look upon it was a
The pomp and circumstance of war were
awakened again, and troops came march
ing up the avenue as before, and, what is
even more vivid to my mind, a charming
empress rose before us, winning all hearts
by her grace and her beautiful toilets. My
sister and I stood by the roadside on ber
wedding day, and watched her carriage
rolling past the arch to St. Cloud. The
morning had been full of spring sunshine,
but the afternoon was bleak and drear, and
I remember bow we shivered as we stood.
Some years later, when we were no longer
little girls, but young ladies in crinolines,
we counted the guns fired for the birth of
the prince imperial at the Tuileries. Mac
Three MysScrioun Water Iloles.
Scientific inquirers are puzzled by cer
tain mysterious water holes in the ledge
on the shore of the Boothbay Land com
pany's territory in Maine. They are on
tbe eastern side of what is known as
"Spruce point," close to the famous "Lov
ers' walk." There are three of them. 8 inches
to 1 foot in diameter, and about 10 inches
deep. They are bowl shaped, perfectly
circular, and in stone as hard as the hard
est flint. Locally tbey are ascribed to the
Indians, and are supposed to have been
used by that people in pounding corp. One
thing sure, if they were ever used for that
purpose it was in ages long past, when the
strrf line was much further out than it is
at present.' In this day and ace sea water
fills them twice a day, rendering them
wholly unfit for nny such use. Is it possi
ble that the peninsula of Maine and New
Brunswick is slowly sinking beneath the
waves. 'The very idea is startling. St.
United States Senator Gorman, of Mary
land, was, when a boy, a page in the sen
ate, and as he grew up became its post
master. Later be earned a wide reputation
as a clever baseball player, and the fine
physical health which his active life gave
him is still preserved.
The modern Peruvians use coca leaves,
chewed with some alkali like lime, to sus
tain themidnrrng long And arduous labors.'
In the chemical preparation of the extract
of coca, according to the pharmacopoeia,
hydrochloric acid la used with-the alkali.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
"a -vaiaaW M-t ...-ft 1 .
AT REST. "
We lay as calmly down to sleep.
When friendly night is come, and leave
To God the resu
Whether ws wake to smile or weep.
Or wako no more on Time's fair shore.
He knoweth best.
O Father, bless la love thy child!
We lay us down to sleep.
As sinks the sun la western skies
When day is done and twilight dim
Comes silent on,
o fades the world's most luring prize
On eyes that close in deep repose.
Till wakes the dawn.
Why vex our souls with wearing care?
Why shun the glare, for aching head
So cool and low!
Have we found life so passing fair.
So grand to be. so sweet that we
Should dread to go?
Some other hand the task can take.
If so it seemeth best, the task
By us begun.
No work for which we need to wake,
la joy or grief, for life so brief.
Beneath the sun.
Kapoleon'a Attitude Toward King.
"It strikes me," Napoleon said, "we have
no verv (treat names. I must have some.
The truth is that they alone can make a
good figure at court. In justice to the
French nobility, we must allow that it is
admirable for that."
"Sire, you have M. de Montesquieu."
1 think two will be sufficient. Tbe
journey being a short one your majesty
can always have them ia attendance.
"Quite so. And now, Remusat, I must
have one performance every day. Send for
Dazincourt. He is the manacer, is he
"He is sire."
"I want to astonish Germany with my
"It is, no doubt, your majesty's intention
to invite a few great personages to Erfurt;
and time presses."
"One of Eugene's aides-de-camp starts
this very day," replied the emperor. ' We
might let him know the proper thing to
hint to his father-in-law (tbe king of Ba
varia); and if one of the kings come, they
will all want to come. Then again" he
added, "no, we must not make use of Eu
gene for that; Eugeue is not clever enough
He is tbe man to carry out exactly what I
V. l.A . .. .1 .. . 1. : . T IT
want, but be is no good at hinting. Talley
rand is better, the more so," and here he
laughed, "as he will pose as my critic and
declare that I shall feel gratified by the
king's coming. It will be my business
afterward to show that I was absolutely
j indifferent in the matter, and that they
were really more in my way than other
wise." Talleyrand's Memoirs in Century.
Power of Will.
The influence of a powerful will in arrest
ing or retarding the progress of a disease
apparently fatal is one of the most wonder
ful of all mental phenomena A person of
feeble frame, but of a determined and hr-ne-
j ful spirit, sometimes keeps death at bay
in deSance of the rhvsicians who have sat
in judgment on his case and pronounced it
utterly hopeless, recovers and returns to
his customary vocations. On the other
hand, a man of strong physique not un
frequcntly wilts and dies under a compara
tively controllable ailment simply from a
lack of the mental energy which enables
the strong willed weakling to repel the De
stroyer. Andrew Jackson, when nbvsicallv a
wreck and carrying lead enough in him to
kill a weak man, was able by the force of
his will to triumph over disease and at the
same time hold a regiment of mutinous
! soldiers in check.
craves, physical evils mav be ameliorated
and how often they may be overcome.
New York Ledger.
The First Gaa Furnaces.
The gas furnace most commonly used in
the American iron and steel works was in
vented about thirty years ago by the
brothers Frederick and Charles William
Siemens. Oerman encrinpera resident: in
London. The firsrf "Siemen furnace" built
in this country under the sanction of these
inventors was erected at the works of John
A. Griswold & Co., at Troy, N. Y., in 1867,
and was used as a "heating furnace." This
was followed in the same year by a heat
ing furnace at the works of the Nashua
Iron and Steel company, Nashua, N. H., and
early in 1SGS the first "Siemens furnace" for
melting steel in crucibles (often called a
"pot furnace") was started in the works of
Anderson & Woods, at Pittsburg. W. F.
Durfee in Popular Science Monthly.
Mrs. Al Tell I have something terrible
to tell you. But can you keep silent about
-Mrs. i-rau k candor I assure you no
body ever learns a secret from me. Mrs.
Speedy told me yesterday that her husband
was just going to fail in business, and
begged me not to mention it, and I haven't
yet breathed it. London Tit-Bits.
The dog is found in various progressive
conditions from the wild animal to the
civilized creature. In its lowest form you
find it in the beast of India called the
"pariah," which is in every inhabited part
of the country, desolate, unowned by any
one, daring to enter no house and wander
ing aboutin pursuit of a precarious living.
Now and then a morsel of food is thrown
to them for charity's sake.
When the pulse is under sixty it is re
garded as slow. In not a few persons this
is natural. The pulse is slow also in per
sona recovering from a feverish condition.
the-heart being weak and exhausted, like
tne rest or the body, also -in digestive dis
eases and jaundice. Certain poisons slack
en the pulse -while-othersqnacken it. The
dying condition is -characterised by a very
rapid but feeble pulse. ,
To tbe young face Pozzoni'e Complex
ionPowder gives fresher charms, to the
old renewed ytutb. Try it.
TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE WELL KNOWN
Stab Block, Oppoerra Haepep. House.
ha purchased for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A Urgtrscd finer stock thin ever. Tbete goods will arrive in a few days. Wait and see them.
H. SIEMON & SON,
IPTTILVIIES, JST.A.IEXjS, &C.
Baxter Banner Cooking and Iler.tins Stn-rt; and tbe Geneseo Cocking 8toves
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron -Vork.
1508 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
3B IBa fit SB.
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
Tbe best ktea't fine shoe in the city for the
Second and Harrison Sis.
cr. im:. ohbisty,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
KAJTDr&CTVBIB 07 cracxxbs ahd biscuiti.
Ask jour Grocer for them. They are best.
(aT-8peclaiai The CtrUty "0TSTBB" and the Ctrlsty "Wins."
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OF OABPENTEB WORK DONE,
General Jobbing done on short notle and laUsfactlon gtiarknteed.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue, ROCK ISLAND ILL.
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company.
CHEArEit than Shixgles.
Send for circular. Telephone
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fcandwiches Famished on Short No
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