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Rock Island Daily Argu
VOL. XXXIX. NO. 207
ROCK ISLAND, FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 1S91.
Single Copies 5 Ceata
Per Week 12 Cent
HE NEW SAVINGS BANK
IS NOW PREPARED TO RECEIVE DEPOSITORS.
We Give Everybody in Town Credit
Cbarv-b kacomea and Medical Bole,
Leader of the church very generally
scouted the theory that diseases are doe to
natural causes, and most of them deprecat
ed a resort to surgeons and physicians
rather than to supernatural means.
Other considerations were developed as
the Middle Ages went on which strength
ened this idea. Again we must bear fn
mind thatwhilethere is no need to attrib
ute" theTSass of these stories regarding
miraculous cures to conscigus fraud, there
was without doubt aT a" later periodjfo
small admixture of belief biased by self in- "
terest, with much pious inventionand sup
pression of facts. Enormous revenues
flowed into various monasteries ana
churches in all parts' ef Europe f romJSBfica t
noted for their Dealing powers, isrery
cathedral, every great abbey and nearly
every parish church cla'med possessron of
healing relics. While undoubtedly a child-'
like faith was at the bottom of this befief,
there came out of It unquestionably a great
development of the mercantile spirit. The
commercial value of sundry relics was
often very high.
In the year 1036 a French ruler pledged
securities to the amount of 10,000 solidljfor
the production of the relics of St. Just and
St. Pastor, pending a legal decision regard
ing the ownership between him and the
archbishop ol Narbonne. The emperor of
Germany on one occasion demanded as a
sufficient pledge for Che establishment ef
a city market the arm of Si. George. The
body of St. Sebastian brought enormous
wealth to the Abbey of Soissons: Rome,
Canterbury, Treves, Marburg, every great
city drew large revenues from similar
sources, and the Venetian republic vent
ured very considerable sams in the pur
chase of relics.
Naturally, then, the corporation, whether
lay or ecclesiastical, which drew large rev
enue from relics, looked with, little favor
on a science which tended to discredit their
investments. Dr. Andrew D. White in
Popular Science Monthly.
For wanting to save money, because every man who saves money, makes money, and
we all want. Nothing is so essential to ones happiness as a happy home You can
maKe your nome nappy uy
Trading at the London
In a short time you will have enough money saved and deposited in the savings bank to buy a nice
home by trading with the London. We are positive we are thoroughly qualified to supply your every
want, as we know we have the largest and most complete stock to select from.
Ha Paid It.
Of all the new ways for collecting old
debts which Lave been devised by "collec
tion agencies," it is doubtful if any was
ever more ingenious or successful than ore
reported by a Mailte correspondent of "Old
Jim Johnson," an eccentric character in a
Ned Stone, a neighboring farmer, owed
Jim a few dollars on some cow or pig
trade, and after dunning him several
times Jim determined to have "satisfac
tion." He notified Ned to pay at once, or "take
the consequences." This having no effect,
Jim proceeded to act.
He lived on the main road between Ned's
house and tLe city, and thereafter when
ever Ned went to market he was saluted.
as soon as he came in sight of Jim's house,
by a blast from a large dinner horn. The
din continued as long as be remained in
sight, and woke the echoes for several
The neighbors were soon in the secret,
and many were the comments and grins
that greeted lied as he traveled along the
road, where the sound that heralded his
coming had preceded him by several min
utes. More than once he made overtures to set
tle the account, but Jim would accept no
compromise. He had decided to "collect
it in satisfaction," and for some weeks
Ned's going and coming continued to be
heralded far and wide by the reverbera
tions of that dreadful dinner horn.
At last the neighbors persuaded Jim to
accept the amount due him. Ned was
glad enough to pay it, and 'is said to have
been less dilatory in his habits from that
time forward. Youth's Companion.
YOU BE THE JUDGE
of our goods and our prices. Compare
them with othes. We know we can save
you money on every article bought of us
Nestable Dinner Pail, to be given every one buying a sn.it-
OUR GOODS ARE NOTED 1
For strength, beauty and finish. You
annot get better goods or lower figures
anywhere. Our guarantee goes with
jevery article sold. We can and will save
The Song of the Mocking Bird.
The name mocking bird comes from its
power to imitate the cry of many other
birds. If you were listening to him for the
first time you would have to look closely
to satisfy yourself that the melody was
rippling from one little, feathered throat
and not from a whole concert of songsters.
The clear, mellow whistle of the red bird,
the chatter of the jay, the continuous
warble of the Carolina wren, the abrupt
call of the partridge, "Bob White," the
low but lovely song of the pinewood finch,
the shrill mew of the cat bird and the harsh,
scream of the hawk are all mingled with
strains of his own and those of many other
birds in such a manner and with such
power that the effect is extremely fine.
He has even caught the snatches of song
that the boboliDk practices when passing
northward, and he puts these into his lay
in the right place and with charming cor
rectness. He not only mimics these birds,
but he excels them, and after we have heard
him their efforts seem quite tame and
Vet he bus never had his head turned by
the applause of mankind, and he sits care
lessly on the limb of a tree, pausing now
and then in the midst of his carol to ar
range his feathers, or flying from place to
place without interrupting his glorious
song, entirely unaware that be is so great
a musician. New York Telegram.
A WOED TO THE WISE IS SUFFICIENT
If you have a doubt as to who can best serve your interest let us prevail upon you to examine goods
and prices in Rock Island, Davenport and Moline, have some goods sent to your home and then call
on us, compare our goods and prices, we will soon convince you that our prices are at least from IS
to 20 per cent, cheaper.
London Clotliii Company.
Sir. Ocpcir'a Salary.
Mr. De pew's connection with the Yan
derbilts began in a political way. He was
then a young lawyer, who had been fight
ing his own way alone for a . number of
years, when one of the lower Hudson river
counties returned him to the New York .
state assembly, where his ability and pecu
liar qualincat'ons for leadership made him
a power. Year after year for nearly a gen
eration Mr. Depew was returned to hjs old
eat, and he became a power in the Repub
lican pasty. He was the man toe vander
bilts needed at Albany, and they made
him one of the attorneys for t New York
I Central. He was rapidly promoted to the
directory and bead of the legal department.
When W. H. VanderbUt died Mr. Depew
was elected president of the company, in .
which capacity he draws $50,000 a year
salary. In addition to this position Mr.
Depew is a director in many other vamxr
bilt corporations, and his salary for the
year from the VanderbUt interests amount
to between (75,000 and $100,000. Chicago .
A minister's little daughter, who had
been to church for the first time and heard
her father preach, was questioned oy him
on reaching home as to how she liked his
sermon. There was an embarrassed silence.
Then the little maid, tired oat with the
long strain of being good," and yet anx
ious not to offend in any wise, made an
. swer, with a long draws breath of patient
You preached awful long, papa, bat 1
' beared ifc" Exchange