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THJE AKQUa FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 1891.
Published Daily and Weekly t 1SU Second Av
enue, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. POTTER,
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per annnm. . .
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communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
t B Rock Island county.
Fkidat, Junk 12. 1891.
There is a clergyman in New Mexico
known by the somewhat curious name of
Rev. Innocent Wolf.
Thousands of Italians are stragElini?
through the southern states in search of
work. The banana is not so much of a
luxury there as to afford the street cor
ner seller a livelihood .
Judge Gkesiiam recently imposed a
fine of one thousand dollars on Ilenry
Metz, a horse dealer at Polo, for viola
tion of the law prohibiting the importa
tion of alien labor into this country under
contract. The circumstances were these:
Metz went to Paris la9t August and Jar
chased 49 blooded horses. While
at Paris he hired Leon Blum, Gustav
Liebschutz, Louis Delevak and Landel
Veltz to come over in the ship with him
and care for the horses, lie promised
them $20 a month and employment for
one year. At New York Immigration In
spector C. S. Osborne stopped the men
but the ship captain allowed them to pro
ceed and they came on to Polo. Metz
was brought before Judge Gresham and
it was agreed that Me!z submit to a fine
of $1,000 on one count in the indictment
and that the other three be quashed.
That Hank-WrrckiBK Job,
Mr. Wanamaker's statement of bis con
section with the wreckers of the Keystone
National band, of Philadelphia, is in so
far a good defence that it shows his rela
tions with them may not have been other
than those of close business intimacy
Some such relations seem to have ex
isted not only in the case of the Keystone.
bat of the Spring Garden wreck as well.
According to Mr. Wanamaker's statement.
his intimacy with the Keystone wreckers
came through a deal in the Erie railroad,
in connection with which he acquired
what is now declared to be the friudu
lently overissued stock of the bank whicn
be has surrendered. Pending further in
vestigation, it is doubtless best to accept
bis explanations at their face value, siys
the St. Louis Republic. Even thus tbey
show how greatly Mr. Harrison sinned
againEt the public welfare when he out
raged public opinion by giving a cabinet
place Xo Mr. Wanamaker solely for b
money's sake. Holding this place, Mr.
Wanamaker goes on heaping up money
by what he considers perfectly proper
methods at what cost may be judged
from this testimony of the national bank
examiner, given immediately after Mr
Wanamaker had concluded his defense:
"Mr. Drew in his testimony said that
the now fugitive president of the bank.
Marsh, had first told him of the over
issued stock, and that he told Marsh it
must be returned. This took two weeks,
which Mr. Drew explained by saying that
mnch lime and work was necessary to
get the stock together. Mr. Drew said
that without the confession of Marsh he
would not have discovered the deficit in
the bank by means of the books. He
. was first told of the Lucas deficit on Jan.
5 by Charles McFadden, director of the
bank, and from that time on until he
made his official report to the comptroller
of the currency he Kept that official in
formed of the bank'a condition. Mr.
Drew said that the law firm of Reed &
Pettitt was council for the bank after
Jan. 10 or 11. Mr. Etting asked in some
surprise if he meant John B. Reed. United
States district attorney here, and Drew
said be did. Mr. Drew said that Marsh
was not arrested before be was being
used to obtain for the bank the money
due it by the Lucas estate.''
What thrusts itself on attention here is,
says the Republic:
i: That the bank examiner forced the
return of the overissued stock, part f
which was held by Mr. Wanamaker.
2. That the oiscovery of the diflcit
was in January, and that the comptroller
of the currency was at once informed of
the bankrupt condition of the institution.
3. That the bank was, nevertheless,
kept open, Mr. Wanamaker, as he says,
from "ordinary business prudence," wi h
drawing his deposits while deposits were
being received from the less informed and
not so prudent public.
4. That while Mr. Wanamaker's col
league in federal administration, the
comptroller of the currency, was keep
ing open this rotten institution, the lw
firm of Reed & Pettit, embracing his
other colleague, the federal district at
torney at Philadelvhia, was engaged in
the bank's interest as soon as its insolven
cy became known.
This is evidence which speaks for it
self. It is circumstantial, and we are not
to be rash in inference from it or hasty
in wotkiog out from it definitions of
"ordinary business prudence," as under
stood by the par;icipants in this af
fair. But what we are to conclude, what we
cannot avoid concluding, is that federal
officials high in authority, the comptrol
ler of the currency at their head, have
kept a rotten bank open knowing it to be
rotten, and so haye helped it to rob the
public by receiving deposits.
There is fraud in this case
strong evidence of conspiracy,
guilty should not be allowed to profi
the results of their criminal action.
Ingenious Conveniences and Fashionable
Ornamentation for the Home.
The "Tuckaway table" is a very useful
little affair that every one will UVe. It is
an English invention that folds ip when
out of use, after the style of a canp stool,
but it is so arranged that it still s ands on
Its own legs, and is not dependet t on the
wall for support.
An "Ivory" room or hall is very fashion
able. White euatuelin has been ii vovio
for some time, but the new tint is more
creamy. The old ivory Japanese iiaper is
used for panels, jambs of mantel shelves
and dados. Sometimes the floor is enam
eled old ivory, and has rugs and sraall car
pets of oriental make lrid on.
The old fashioned hinged towel rack,
similar in slmpi only smaller, to the
clothes horse, make admirable lire serpens
if covered with a full drapery of soma
Taint a common wooden settea with
railed back and arms with three coats of
cream white, and rub it down to an even
smooth surface. Stencil on the broad
back piece a graceful pattern uf flower fes
toons and fluttering ribbons in plain gold.
Fill the seat with a cushion of oriental
silk, and the settee is a thingof beauty and
a joy for a Ions; time.
A pretty way of utilizing photo-rraph
and the loose colored pictures that came in
many of the popular publication;- is to
place a border of the same about tv.o feet
wide arouud the bedroom or sanction just
above the wainscot, framiuK theiu i l with
cheap flat molding.
There is a thick quality of rutttirii;
known as Japanese matting which ?an lie
obtained in a variety of colors. It is used
for dado and wall coverings, and may be
placed on floors that are not sub.ectto
hard usage, Olives and grass tin:s are
the best wearing colors, and can lie easily
kept clean by washing them iu clea- cold
water every week. The foregoing are
among novelties noted by The Decorator
In this Renaissance revival curtain fash
ions are Freucu and furniture fashions are
French and English, but carpet fashions
are largely American. According ti the
Xew York Recorder, American body Brus
sels have driven the English makes over
seas. American ingrains have won equal
ly decisive victories, and American Wil
tons, as a matter of course, have re uted
the columns against them, seeing that
Wilton carpets are body Brussels with the
loops cut to make a rich and luxurious pile.
The soft, bright Renaissance colors nake
charming summer rooms the blues, the
grays and the pale greens blending deli
cately with the white and gold of the fur
A favorite ground color is a pale salmon
with an all over pattern in pink and gray.
Deep blue grounds and bright blues nave
never been seen iu such numbers, the ef
fect of the rayed disks shown upion tnem
in gold and pink being, to unaccustomed
eyes, somewhat startling.
Maidenhair fern designs ia gray g-een
are noticeable upon cream grouuus, often
outlined with gold.
The orchid is brought in more promi
nently than in any past season, the de
signer who spreads it leneath our feet in
mauve and again in pink or in bronzy
greens ignoring any possible objection on
the score of sentiment to treading u;ion
such weird and fragile flowers.
A i M-ful Thine.
Keys have a provoking way of fall ng
upon the floor or of being mislaid, but if
one is provided with a bright colored hold
er to catch the eye, after the fashion of that
shown in the cut, it can hardly go astray.
KEY AXD HOLDER.
This bolder is in macreme or knottel
silk cord in some gay color, finished of
with a heavy tassel, it is easily made an i
smartens.up a valuable casket or cabinet.
Fronting for Cake.
Gelatine frosting may be made with one
teaspoonful of gelatine dissolved in two
tablespoonfuls of boiling water, with pul
verized sugar to make it of a consistency
to spread. Put on the frosting while the
cake is st ill warm and set it in a cool place
to dry. Quick frosting is made with the
white of one egg, beaten only till it legins
to froth. Stir in one cupful of powdered
sugar and spread on the cake lieJore it
sets. The frosting will dry in a very short
In warming platters or dishes to receive
hot food take care that no dish becomes
very hot. It cracks the glazing, so that
everything greasy, meats, butter, etc., will
Boon penetrate beneath the glazing into the
clayey, porous interior and turn the exte
rior dingy and brown.
To toughen glassware put it into a kettle,
cover entirely with cold water, and place
the kettle on a part of the stove where it
will soon come to a boil. Allow it to boil
briskly a few seconds, then cover closely,
set aside and allow it to cool gradually.
Frying pans of polished iron that become
blackened may lie readily brightened with
little boiling vinegur and salt, after which
they should lie thoroughly scoured with
soap and dried near the fire.
To prevent iron from rusting during the
warm, damp weather is difficult. The
Metal Worker says if the iron is covered
with a thin coat of boiled linseed oil the oil
will soou dry and form a coverina: which
can le removed with turpentine when re
quired. This keeps off the moisture which
causes rust. Try it on stoves this summer.
Do not risk the contents of a can of fruit
by using worn out rubber rings. Elastic
ity may be In part restored to rings that
have been used by lett ing them lie for a time
in two narts of war to one nnrt ammonia.
A MAN'S OLD CLOTHES.
Two Methods of .Proecdare In Looking
Over Discarded Garments.
Spring is the season of the year when all
the unregenerate in a man's nature comes
out. It comes out in this way. Some
morning his wife says to him, briskly: "My
dear, I've been looking through the closets
preparatory to house cleaning, and I find
that your closet is just full of clothes, and
I wish you'd pick out what you want to
keep and what I may give away." Then
there are two ways, in one of which the on
regenerate in the man displays itself. If
he is nothing of a diplomat, "but only an
out-and-outer, he blurts out: "Give away
my clothes? Not a thing! I haven't got
enough now to put me through the sea
son." "But, my dear," says the wife.
"there's that heavy overcoat you haven't j
worn for two winters. Surely you don't '
want that next summer, do you?" j
The sarcasm finds the loose joint in his :
armor. "Yes, I do," he bursts out em- j
pbatically; "I want every blessed rag in
that closet, aud I don't want you to med ;
die with them. If I were to let you give
my things away I'd wake up some morn- !
ing without a suit to my back." And be-!
ing a woman, wise in her day and genera-1
tion, she says not another word. But the
very next day she gave away five coats, ten !
waistcoats, four pairs of trousers and twe '
topcoats. And her husband never knows It. I
The o'her t3"pe of husband is diplomatic, i
When his wife makes her suggestion to ;
him be not only promises to look over the '
things at once, but he does it. His wife nt- !
tends upon the performance. "Xow," he
begins, didactically, as lie makes the first
plunge into the closet, "I'll make a pile on !
this side of ail the things I don't want and
on that side of all the things 1 do." "Y"s, ;
dear," says bis wife, "There:" with satis- j
faction as he pulls out the coat to a heavy ;
suit, "that's the coat I was looking for the '
other day. I'm going to finish out the
cold weather with this." So it goes over'
on the do p?le. j
The next thing he fishes out is a pair of
light trousers. "Now, these," he remarks, !
meditatively, as he pulls the legs carefully j
and lays them down on the do pile, "these !
I'm going to have put in order and get lots 1
of wear out of all summer." Then comes '
a shabby, heavy overcoat. "This I shall j
want for blizzard weather next winter. 1 :
want you to pack that away where moths :
won't get into it." Overgoes that on the!
do pile, j
to does the next and the next and the
next and the next. When the operation is '
complete there is a pile on one side that
covers half the floor aud is nearly as high
as the man's head. On the other side lie
two waistcoats and an old straw hat. That
is what she may give away. And every
garment in the do pile has been so skill- I
fully utilized in the imagination of the
wearer that the wife knows the perils of
disposing of them, and does not try it. A
comparison lietween men and women in j
their love for many possessions, when it I
comes to clothes, will show always that it
is men who ciing to their old clothes, and !
not women. j
uj, most men are nerlect magpies
about their garments. No matter how
frayed or shabby or soiled a garment is, no
matter how impossible it is that he should
ever want it, he would no more think of
parting with it than he would with his
scalplock. And as for getting clothes
enough, no man ever did that. The writer
knows one man who has eighteen over
coats and forty-three pairs of shoes, and he
could not be induced to sell, give away or
pawn a blei,ed one of the coats or pair of
the shoes. Xew York Evening Sun.
Stealing a Court Secret. j
Once when Judge W , of the United
States supreme court, reached Pittsburg I
?V"7H " -ur' " nnl ertair.eu mm.
There was a case pending then in the su-
preme court which involved the values of
two stocks. The decision was certain to
make one of the stocks valueless and the
other valuable. It was considered an even
chance which wav the decision would tro.
The lawyers iu the case had settled it iu
their minds that if Justice B were to
write the decision it would be in their favor.
The justice was noted for writing long de
cisions. The majority of the men on the
liench at that time wrote briefly. Justice
was entertained at dinner at Mr.
Wright's house. After the dinner Justice
V became companionable and good
In the midst of conversation about the
court and its work Mr. Wright said to
Justice W , mentioning the case in
which he was interested, "1 suppose that
the decision in that case will le a long one,
there being so many points involved." "As
long as the moral law, my boy," said the
old justice, as he smiled benevolently upon
his host. That was all that he said noon
the subject. Mr. AV right, however, knew ,
from this remark that it was the particular
justice who wrote long decisions who was ,
preparing the one in this case. This gave
him the cue for the decision, and he bought
stock based upon this judgment. It proved
correct, aud he gained exactly $200,000 from
this careless remark of the too amiable jus
tice. San Francisco Argonaut.
An Englishman's Slow Wit.
Every one has heard of the lawyer named
Strange, who upon dying called "his family
around him aud said that on his tomb
stone he wished to have engraved, "Here
lies an honest lawyer." Some one suggest
ed that people would not know whose the
tombstone was. "But," said the dying
lawyer, "they wilL Every one will say, I
'Why, that's strange.'" An Englishman '
told it in this way: A very clever barrister I
was dying. He was very clever indeed. I
His family were devoted to him and asked :
him what his last wishes were. Now, I've '
forgotten what the lawyer's name was, but
that doesn't make any difference with the i
story. He was very clever Indeed. I
When his family asked him about his '
last wishes (he was very clever, yod know,
a wit even on his deathbed), he said: "Have
inscribed on my tombstone 'Here lies an
honest barrister.' " Very clever man, you
see. "But," said his wife, "how will ny aone
know who you are?" "Ah, my dear," he an
swered, "every one will say 'That's very
extraordinary.'" And this reminds one
of Mark Twain's frog. Xew York Trib
une. Highest of all in Leavening Power.
A Matter of History.
A little girl Tvho had beard her family
talking about hysterics was present when
a story was told at which her mother
laughed immoderately. The child
seemed much impresfed, and looking
anxiously at her mothel she said very
"Mamma, ain't yon afraid if you laugh
so much you will get historical?" De
troit Free Press.
Fond PaparTe brought you home an
! piv, , J"""UI"cau
1 Ehih . my dear.
' -nraptTirel Daughter Oh, you dear,
' PooJ PaPa it's just like you. Princeton
Important If Trne.
There are hired girls and hired girls,
and one of them applied to a very nice
woman indeed, on Trumbull avenue,
last week for a position.
"So you want a placer inquired the
lady very politely.
"Yes'm," was the quiet reply.
"Cook, wash and iron'r"
"Do you play the piano?"
"No'm," said the girl, with a stare.
'Nor the banjo?"
"Do yon take lessons?"
"Got a young man coming to see yon
every other night?"
"No, ma'am," exclaimed the girl, with
an emphatic blush.
"Will yon want the sitting room to re
ceive your friends in?"
"Got enough dresses so you won't have
, to nse mine when I'm away?"
I "Will you want six afternoons off
' every week and every other Sunday?"
"Are yon willing to try to do things
tne way l want you tor
The lady looked at her for two minutes
"Well," "she said at last, "I guess ITl
take you. I'm not used to the kind of a
girl yon are, but I'll see if we can't get
along together for awhile anyhow. Come
on, I'll show yon your room, and you
can bring yonr things around tonight."
Detroit Free Press.
An Appalling Prospect.
Aunt Jessie Kiss Mr. Happiman good
morning, dear. You know he will soon be
The Fiance Good morning, little sweet
ness! Did you have pleasant dreams?
Florrie Xo, sir. I dreamed there was a
big locomotive a-shrieking right alongside
of me. An' t hen I woke up, and it was
nothin' but Aunt Jessie snoring. Pitta
U. S. Govt Rxrt, Aug. 17, 1889.
This Space is Reserved for the
- BOSTON SHOE STORE, -
No. 1623 Second Avenue,
Under Rock Island House.
Will be open in a few days.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Bnilder,
stjn a r , , i, . . . .
and Seventh Avenue.
.11 kite's of carpenter work a specialty.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth avenue,
J. T. RYAN,
This bouse has jr.st been refitted !hronghor.t and
Sl-00 per day bouse and a
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SKILL rid SUCCESS
KiroBic, KsrTsns ELSPnyaleEiseases.
WNERVOUS DEE1LITY, Lost Man
rood. Failing Memory, Exhausting Orcics,
Terrible Dreams. Head and Back Ache and aa
the effects leachr.g toeariy decey and perhaps Con.
gumption or Insanity, treated scirnuiicaily by new
methods with never-fa;,tnp success.
es-SYPHILIS ani ali bad Elaod and Skin
Diseases permanent: cured.
-KlDNEY and' URINARY complaints.
Gleet, Gonorrhoea, Stn;ture, Varicocele ar.d
all diseases of the Ceciti-l r r.ary Orp- cured
promptiv ;tftout injury to Stomach, Kidney r
J"No experiments. Are and experience
important. Consultation liee and Facred.
All ecrrespenden-e is sacred:- triva-e
Forty Years' Practice tnai les Dr. Clarke te Guar
antee Cares in ali CvraHe Cast f Enema.
Scrofula. Srhns. B:i.iM..r arM Ki.lev His.
eases, l.coriirrria-i ami t-enial Tronlilm." Liter
Complaint, tatarrh, all Biuuil, skin and Ner
No matter urno has fr.iled to curs von. write
Dr. Clarke a full history cf youi case. Houts
b to S; Sundays, 9 to 12. Call cn cr address
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without the knowledge of the patient, liita----1 (tl
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