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THJS ABGUa TUESDAY. JUNE 23 1891.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624 Second Av
enue, Rock Itland, Jii.
J. W. Potter,
Tir Daily, 60c per month; Weekly, $4.00
All communications of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religion, mon hare
real name attached for publication No mch arti-
tlele will be printed over fictitious signatures
Anonymous communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
In Rock Island county.
Tuesday, Junk 23, 1891.
A xzw statute enacted by the Missouri
legislature provides that every store
keeper or corporation emplovins; women
must furnish them with seats, which is a
most salutary and exemplary require
Tbx McKinley bill is bearing its legiti
mate fruit all along the line. The latest
"beneficial effect" of the bill Is to be seen
in Fail River where 22.000 mill opera
tires have been notified that their wages
will be reduced 10 per cent. Higher
prices for the necessaries of life and lower
wages to buy them with is the way the
McKinley bill works.
A number of British war vessels have
been sent to BehriDg sea to co- operate
with the American cruisers in enforcing
the sealing agreement. Notwithstanding
this, many seals will be surreptitiously
taken. Bebring sea is a vast expanse of
water, and it is impracticable to so effec
tively police it with a few vessels as to
prevent poachers from making catches.
It appears that the recent wreck on
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Taut, at
Coon Rapids, Iowa, was caused by a tie
which had been wedged in between the
rails at a switch. The scoundrel who
put the obstruction there has not been
detected. If found the severest penalty
the law permits will be too mild for him.
It is impofsible to conceive of a more
heartless, dastardly, crime.
The 22d reunion of the Army of the
Potomac, which will be held at Buffalo
on July 3 and 4. promises to be an un
usually interesting affair. The arranges
ments for the great parade are on a most
elaborate scale, aud it will doubtless te
one of the most brilliant military page
ants ever witnessed in this country. The
survivors of the world famous Potomac
army are diminishing in numbers as the
years roll by, but there are enough of
them to make a very imposing demon
stration, and most of them will doubtless
be on hand.
The Xomiaailona lor ISitt.
New York World: Mr. Hirrison is
not the conspicuous leader of hi party.
That place belongs to Mr. Blaine. But
Mr. Harrison is president. He has the
patronage under hts control, and the
whole vast official machine is obedient to
his will. He seems to superficial obser
vation, therefore, the man most lisely to
secure the republican nomination next
year. But it is the plain teaching of
history that the people do not like second
terms for presidents.
cince Jackson"s second term ended only
two presidents have been elected to sec
ond terms, and they Lincoln and Grant
were elected for extraordinary reasons.
More than this. With the single excep
tion of Mr. Cleveland, no other president
has ever been nominated by his party for
reelection, and Mr. Cleveland, thoueli
nominated without opposition, was de
feated. Obviously the objection of the people
to second terms is deep-seated and strong,
and it will in all prooability deprive Mr.
Harrison of the nomination for which Le
is so openly scheming.
But will it tffectMr. Cleveland's chances
in the same way? Will the fact that he
has served for one term militate against
his nomination next year, altboug'u he has
been out of office for a full term?
nis ca.se, should his name come promi
nently before the democratic convention,
as now seems likely, will be with
out an txtcl paralell in his
tory, but any attempt to estimate
probabilities must be accompanied
by some effort to measure the exac.
extent nd to gauge the true meaning of
the popular hostility to second terms.
There is much that ib both practical;?
and epebulatively interesting in a situa
tion which presents two men as presum
ably the foremost candidates of their re
spective parties, the nomination of either
of whom would run counter to whnt ap
pears to be a strong tendency of tLe
Cold Water for Spasmodic Croup.
Dr. J. T. Jelks, of Hot Springs. Ark.,
says, concerning the efficacy of cold water
compresses in affections of the respiratory
tract: "The cold water compress in spas
modic crorjp is one of my earliest recollec
tions, my brothers and myself having been
sufferers from this distressing disease, and
I many times witnessed and felt the speedy
relief afforded by cold water. In a practice
of fifteen years I have never given a dose of
medicine of any sort for the relief of spas
modic croup, and claim that there is no
necessity for giving alum, turpeth mineral,
aconite or indeed any remedy whatever.
"A napkin or handkerchief is wet in cold
water and wrapped about the throat, and
over this is applied a dry towel. In ten or
fifteen minutes the child will be breathing
easily and will probably be asleep. This
seems to be an exceedingly simple thing to
do when the family and patient are in such
distress, but it has always been successful
in my hands."
That's Why They Were Created.
An unusually handsome West Philadel
phia girl entered a street car, aud was great
ly embarrassed by a young man opposite
who looked at her for several blocks. At
last she excluimed, indignantly:
"If you were a gentleman you would
stop annoying mel"
"Ah, mademoiselle," he replied, politely
raising his hat, "were not beautiful women
put on earth to be admired?"
What could she do? Philadelphia Press.
HOW SAVAGES PRODUCE FIRE.
A Flan Practiced by the Dark Skinned
Races Who Inhabit New Guinea.
Savages produce fire by rubbing two
pieces of wood together, but the methods
of doing this are various. Some tribes ti.ke
two pieces of wood, and, sharpening one of
them to a point, insert it in a hole made in
the other piece, and twirl it rapidly ut til
sparks fly out, which they catch on tinder,
and a fire is thus kindled.
A SAVAGE MAKING A F1KE.
The Papuans or Oceanic negroes, as th-j
dark skinned nwes are called who inhabit
Xew Guinea, New Caledonia, the Fiji
islands and other places in the Pacific
ocean, have a method peculiar to them
selves. They split a piece of bamboo and.
making a notch in the convex surface of
one of the pieces, they rub the sharp edge
of another piece in it with a motion like
sawing. Tbey beiu slowly, gradually in
creasing the speed until it is very rapid,
and a hole is formed through the bamboo
by the rubbing. The fine powder or saw
dust rubbed oS ignites with the friction,
and the sparks fall through the hole on
some dry tinder and brushwood, and a fire
is soon obtained.
The First Chew.
Mr. William D. Howells gives the fol
lowing description of the first chew of to
bacco in Harper's Voting People:
The boy said it was a peculiar kind of to
bacco, and was known as molasses tobacco,
because it was so sweet. The boy was him
self chewing vigorously on a large quid,
and launching the juice from his lips right
and left like a grown person, and my boy
took as large a bite as his benefactor bade
him. He found it as sweet as be had been
told it was, and he acknowledged the apt
ness of its name of molasses tobacco. It
seemed to him a golden opportunity to ac
quire a noble habit on easy terms. He let
the quid rest in his cheek, as he had seen
men do, when he was not crushing it be
tween his teeth, aud for some moments he
poled his plank up and down the canal boat
with a sense of triumph that nothing
Suddenly the boat seemed to be going
round and round, and the sky wheeled
overhead. The sun was dodging about
strangely. Drops of sweat burst from ths
boy's forehead; he let fall his pole and said
that he thought he would go home. The
fellow who gave him the tobacco began to
laugh and tLe other fellows to mock, but
my boy did not mind them. Somehow, he
did not know now, he got out of t"canal
boat and started homeward, but at every
step the ground rose as high as his knees
lefore him, and then, when he got his foot
high enough and began to put it down, the
ground was not there.
He was deathly sick, and when he reached
home and showed himself, white and hag
gard, to his frightened mother, he had
scarce! strength enough to gasp out a
confession of his attempt to retrieve the
family honor by learning to chew tobacco.
In auotiier moment nature came to his re
lief, and then be fell into a deep sleep which
lasted the whole afternoon, so that it
seemel to him the next day when he woke
up, glad to find himself alive, if not so very
Perhaps lie had swallowed some of the
poisonous juice of be tobacco; perhaps it
had acted upon his brain without that.
His fatuer made no very close inquiry into
the facts, and l.e did not forbid him the
nse of toUicco. It was not necessary; in
that one little experiment he had got
enough for a whole lifetime.
Word That Some Good Speller Miss.
Ptatid up. ye teachers, now and sik.11,
SjieU I'lenukistucoiie and knell.
Or take some tiiuple word as chilly,
r gaatrer. 't the garden lily.
To npell siKh words as syllogism.
And lachrymose and synchronism.
And Pentateuch aud saecharine,
AiKxhryjiha and celandine.
Lactiferous and cecity.
Jejune and homeopathy.
Paralysis and chloroform,
Khinuceros and pachyderm.
Metempsychosis, gherkins, basque.
Is certainly no easy task.
Kaleidoscope and Tennessee,
Kamchatka aud dispensary,
Piphthom; and erysipelas.
And etiquette and sassafras.
Infallible anil jityuiUm.
Allopathy and rhenmatism,
Aud cataclysm and beleaguer.
Twelfth, eighteenth, rendezvous. Intriguer,
And hosts of other words are funml
On English aud on classic pround.
Thus Hehring's strait and JlichaeCmas,
Huite, hemorrhage, jalap, Havana,
Cinquefoil, and ipecacuanha.
And Rappahannock and Shenandoah,
And Schuylkill, and a thousand more.
Are words that some good spellers miss
In dictionary lands like this.
Nor need one think himself a scroyle
If some of these his efforts foil.
Texas S if tings.
A Cae of Toothache.
"Got er toothache, Mary?"
"Have yer got er cavity in it?"
"Xop. I got cotton in it." Golden Pays.
A Victim of FasKion.
Weary Watkins What's become o
Miserable Johnson? He ongbter bven
along here a week ago.
Hungry Higgins He's in jaiL He
was tryin to foller this new sowveneei
spoon fashion an' the boss of the beanery
ketched him in the act. Indianapolis
Advantage of a College Education.
These two pictures are respectfully
dedicated to those hopeful and ambitious
young men who are about to be graduated.
First Undergraduate I shall go into
Second Ditto Finance for me. My
tastes are all in that direction.
TEN TEARS LATER.
A Texas lawyer has a mouth that fre
quently travels faster than his brain
when he makes a speech. In a recent
case, in which he was defending a man
charged with theft, he brought down
the court, jury and spectators by saying
"Gentlemen of the jury, you have
heard me demonstrate the utter inno
cence of my client. Yon have alo heard
the testimony of the prisoner's own boy
in corroboration of what I have stated,
and now, gentlemen of the jury, let me
remind you of that old scriptural saying
that 'fools and children always tell the
truth.' What more convincing proof do
you require?" Texas Sittings.
They tell a story of Mrs. Jones of
Chicago, who visited Rome and while
there was shown some , of the great
marble masterpieces of the world, among
others the Apollo Belvidere. They
pointed it out to her as, being the most
perfect form of man that had ever been
conceived by the brain of an artist, and
the old woman walked all around it,
looked at it from every point of view,
and she says:
"That's the Apollo Bel vide re, is it?"
"Well, give me Jones." Loud laugh
ter and applause. Rece::t Speech of
The Regular Routine.
Visitor (at newspaper office) Want
something good for your paper tomor
row morning? Here's an idea I thought
(if just now. You can fix it up to suit
yourself. You know the name of this
1 oat that started for the arctic regions
the other day the Eite, you know?
Well, she ought to be able to get higher
t p, you know, than any other
Editor (pressing lever with his foot
and call;? monotonously down the
sneaking tube) There goes No. 040.
Clear away the remains below there and
push the trap door up again. Chicago
"Your play is good enough," 6aid the
veteran manager after he had read it
tlo-ough, "but it needs a better title than
' ticketh Closer Than a Brother.' With
sr ch a name as that it won't draw worth
"How would 'The Mustard Plaster'
dt?" suggested the struggling author
arxiously. Chicago Tribune.
No I'erceptlble Difference.
Charlie I was at the Depeysters' ball
la 1 night, and staid so late that I feel
horribly dull and stupid this morning.
Amy Why, I thought you were just
as bright as usual. Chicago Saturday
Master (to valet) Sorry I can't pay
you last month's wages, but as time is
mcney m give you a month's holiday.
II Mondo Umoristico.
1 ailors wanted at Hoppe'a.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
Come in everybody and call on us whether you
wish to buy or not; we will treat you right. Come
see our goods and compare prices. We are satisfied
we can suit you. We carry no trash, only first-class,
strictly reliable goods, which we guarantee. . W e buy
our goods direct from the factory for spot cash, and
will GUARANTEE our prices as low as the lowest.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., Rock Island.
All Gcods Marked in Plain Figures. Stbictly One Pbice.
A Chinese boy begins school at about
even years of age, those of the higher
ranks being taught at home by private
tutors, while the poorer boys attend a
school in common. As the Chinese lan
guage has no alphabet or grammar the
method of study is peculiar. Each object
is represented, not by a certain combina
tion of letters, but by character, which is
different according to the thing it desig
nates. Xow, as everything known to the
mind every noun, verb, adverb and ad
jective is thus designated by an independ
ent character, one may form a faint idea of
the vast amount of labor required to mas
ter even a small part of the written lan
guage. Imagine attempting to study the
Century or the International Dictionary,
not by mastering the spelling of each word,
but by learning for each of the thousands
of words an entirely different character.
At the age of fifteen the boy is sent to
one of the professors of the Royal academy
for examination. There he is given one
word on which to write a composition, and
for this purpose is locked up for aiay and
a night in an apartment alone. At the end
of that time, if the composition be credit
able, the boy takes his -first degree," and
receives a gold button, which he wears iu
He then studies for three years more,
and at the end of that time undergoes a
second examination, in which, if success
ful, he receives a second gold button. At
the end of another three months' study he
is summoned to I'ekiu to appear before the
Imperial academy. Here he undergoes a
three days' examination, and, if successful,
he is eligible for the highest offices in the
empire. From among these graduates are
chosen the foreign ministers, governors
and the highest officials of the government.
Of course no boys except those of high
rank are admitted to these examinations.
Many Kinds of Fungi.
The study of fungi is comparatively new.
As a branch of research it is a somewhat
wide scope, 3,000 species being already rec
ognized and classified. For every mush
room that one eats there are hundreds that
prey in return at the expense of mankind.
Among the microscopic varieties may In?
briefly mentioned one that spawn v.wnt
dried preserves, another that mnkt 1:1 ; :
moldy, a third that devours the '..i::. ..
fourth that rots the fruits, a r.'rh
spoils beer, a sixth that gives a I ;..
to pickles and a seventh that causes c;;:.-:i
Still other families attack the hoof iwS.
horns of horse and cattle, grow amid !it-:uiS
of moist marble dust in the sculptor's
studio, pick good timber to pieces, destroy
silkworms au.l even sprout from the prod
ucts of surgical disease in the hospitals.
Not a few of them actually prey upon each
other or transform insects into vegetables:
They are everywhere; their name is legion
and their province ubiquity. In form they
are infinitely varied.
One sort exactly resembles a human ear.
which is attached to a tree and trembles
when you touch it; another, which projects
from the bark of the chestnut, is so like a
tongne in shape and general appearance
that in the days of enchanted trees you
would not cut it off to eat it on any ac
count, lest the knight should afterward
come to claim it of you. The surface of
this latter curiosity is rough, just like that
of a real tongue, the flesh softly elastic and
the color bright red, its appearance being
not that of a healthy organ of speech, but
of one unpleasantly diseased. Washington
No Danger Kon.
Freddie (who has just been whipped
for sitting on the wet ground) Father,
may I sit down on the ground again? It
won't wet me now.
Father It won't, eh? How is that?
"Whv. vou've inst finished Kriintrlino,
me. "Detroit Free Press.
TJ. S. Gov't RfTxrt, Aug. 17, 1889.
lis Now Operj.
RnrP fnrpcU established isal ( ISO Sc
&UIGIUU!.$ chiclg0 nig. Clark S
Tie Regular Old-EstaMshei.
Jiw DovciriAM awn citrrrrva
&U 1.' still Treailrr :ih the Crcitest
SKILL and SUCCESS
iiiU. J tin
us arFmate Diseases.
-SERVOU3 DEEILITY, Lost Man
hood, FaT.ing Memory, Exhairsting Drairs,
Terrible Dreams. Head and Eack Ache ard ail
thetffect iead.r.g to early decay and perhsp Con
rumption or Insanity, treated sciciuincaMy by new
methods wth never-fruimg success.
S" SYPHILIS and all bad B:cod and Ekia
Diseases rermanent'.y cured.
Mir KIDNEY and URINARY complaints,
G'.eet, Gonorrhoea. Stricture, Varicocele and
all diseases of the Ger.itc-Urinary Organs cured
prcmpthr without injury to Stornich, Kidneys c
No experiments. Aye ar.d evperience
important. Consultation tree nd sacred.
Ail correspondence is sLcrediv pr:vae
Fortv Years' Practice enat les Dr. C!r.rk tr Guar
antee Cures in all CuraKe Ca" ' i Eczema.
Scrofula. SiphlHs. Bladder and Ki.ln.v Hi.
Me. Lenrnrrhira and Kt-niale Tr'oM.'l.iirr
(otn)ilaint. tatarrh. all Blood. iin ami er
No matter wno has friled to cur? yea. write
Dr. Clarke a fa!! history cf your case. Houis
b to b ; Sundays. 9 ;o 11. Call cn cr address
F. D. CLARKE, M.D.,
186 So. Clark St.. CHICACO. ILL.
We Lave t-'.ecietl &nl nre now tshlbltiiig in our
Largest and Mast Complete Stock cf
to I found under one roof
! Over FOUR HUNDRED 400
ijtr-.v l'itcu, t-uiOracintf t!ie f-inet ntruineni
iwivie by the
faotnrUf. may be sn in thi stitck.Tvh!Jp onr pric
nrv tlie town c stored by any bouse in the business.
IT H I I.I. PAV YOI" to visit Chicago at an
varly dale and inspect our stock.
If yru arp -.t prepared to pay all ca-h nmv xvp
will muke tbe terms as eusy as yuu can reasonaljiv
Full information as to ryciat hnrpnim and eial
ttrmi furniebed to cortvsiiouueiits. Audrey
Yhfi !rur.M r- i-fr frm corpulency.
FHt VENTED or re
lieved by tb use of
Abdominal Belt and
by which firm fuprort ia riven to the abdomen. Idts.
riabiy Lmjnihiu iu size, thereby improving th form
ud acordinv oemfort and aafety.
SEELEY'S HARD-RUBBER TRUSSES
Will retain the moat difficult forma of UKKXIA or
ihth comfort and safety, thereby completing radical
rarr of all curable cam. Impervious to msimars,
mar be oned in bathm: and titttna perfectly ta
form of bod v, ore worn without inconvenience by
the yoaneeet child, most delicata lady, or the labor
ing man, avoiding all Mir. fnli, padded un
iiramninn, bem L.IU11T, COOL, CLEAN
l. and always reliable.
t The Correct and Skillful Mechanical Treatment of
HERNIA OR RUPTURE A SPECIALTY.
KITHER I PFKSON OR BY MAIL.
So Years Rnninicra:-wk. H . On-, n. w
Alr, W,thir.l !',, w. H. r.uiena, Vr. Thnwvu G.
Jorfcu, amd .Sarpcoe-Awraj afthm I'. S. Amy awl Aoy.
0r " MkmIciI Tnilatil of Harelt or Raslm.
met Lilt." with fTlastnttiun and directions for aeU
meesonffnent. mailed on appheatMra. .
i. Is. efctLKY A- to, te& tMMKh 11AM, PbUa, Pa,
file GEO. P.
IIOWELL & COd
Bcscao (10 Spruce
t troct), wnrre atrver-
t siitfr ctmtractB tasy
TO THE AFFLICTED!
hy pay biir fees to quack" when the boat
m medical treatment can be bad for rvaf-a.
3 ablenricesof Tbe Peru Chemical Co.. n.
si I pared from the prescriptions of lr. W .;-
"" intns.a pDyi-icianoi world-wide repu'
Low of Mecin
sorter! Tin fnm S?aj
and Nervous Ieijjirv
Mi'cwry. Desirf.ndencv. cv'..
uuui eany inaiscrtiiunstjr ouier causes; aio
limn. C HCCn UCU who experience a weakwc:
MIUULCyioLU (TiCll iuauraiiceot lL.eiryeai.Ki
ney and Bladder troubles, etc., will find our U'ui.-i
of Treatment a Snfe, Certain and pcH-.lv CI'KK.
?riJIUM PACTMICC Experience proves tnat in
JtmlflAL rflOl ILLLOi ternal tuedic.nr t.kH w m
notcuretbeaoovenifaients. Dr. W.I. -.an.,
'who has (riven ppec.al attr.tii n m iu.-.
(listaH'S f.irmany years. prex-r.e S-js.i
cal IaMilles which act direct. v u n th
dittetved orpans,and restore x-.-r better
than Momach Medicines, as tii-y are r;- i
changed by the gastric juice aaJrK,u:r.;
change of dietor ioterruptioainau.:;e.
cuMtnB fmn .i.Uu u 15.0. used with l!.-
1 n 1 lino ,n(va f . . r r-nr ,hi. vun m in 1 1-
Williams' private practice. Give tnem a trial.
C PCP I pir lln 01 f'TtheKidneysandBIaddercurei
Oi Lull Iu HUaUl recent case In one t. four da- .
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-ALL KINDS OF-
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dose. A ppecialty of famishing al. kinds
of Stove with Castings at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
fcas been added where all kinds of macLlr-:
work will be dene rst-claw.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
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tyThe only Paint Ilouse in the city.
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Eighteenth St.. bet. Third and Fourth aves.
, ROCK ISLAND.
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SOFT AND HARD
Office 143 Second avenue, comer Fifteenth it,
Telephone No. 1089.
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