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THJS AKGU8. THURSDAY, Ji LV 9, 1891.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1634 Second At
ena. Bock Inland, 11L
J. W. Potter,
Terhs Dally, fiOc per month; Weekly, 93.00
All communications of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religious, man have
real nam attached for publication. No men artl
tieles will be printed over flctitioni signatures
Anonymons coramunieatlons not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
In Rock Island county.
Thtjksdat, Jtjly 9, 1891.
Boston Herald: Tbe Iowa democrats
are already predicting tbe re-election of
Got. Boies by 30,000 majority. Tbis
would be a gain of about 25,000 over bis
majorityof last year. Tbe Iowa democrats-are
aserenely cheerful lot, anyhow.
Br order of tbe war department a new
star representing Wyoming, which wss
admitted to tbe union on tbe 5th of July,
1800, was added to tbe American flig on
the 4th inst. Tbe constellation now em
braces 41, and they are arranged in tlx
rows, thejupper and lower containing
eight and the intermediate ones seven
The death of Hannibal Hamlin re
moved the only ex-vice president. Two
ex-presidents survive, but tbe last of- iLc
lice-presidents has passed away in tbe
person cf the venerable associate of
Abraham Lincoln on the presidential
ticket of 1SG0. Few men bave be?n so
much in political life. He would bave
been 82 years old on the 2ih of next
month and for half that time was an ac
tive figure in polities. Asa member f
tbe Maine assembly, governor, represen
tative in congress, senator and vice pres
ident, be did bis duty by the people and
H. A. Carndart. of the Rochester
Sentinel, who visited tbe grounds of tbe
battle of Gettysburg recently, tells tbe
following as a historical fact, bow tbe hfe
of W. W. Dudley of blochs-of-five notor
iety was saved by a democratic editor and
' his wife:
The corpulent editor of tbe Gettysburg
Compiler is a democrat from away baek.l
and he is every inch a character. Dur
ing tbe battle of Gettysburg when the res
idents of that city were staving very close
indoors to prevent tbe flying bullets from
translating them hence, four soldiers in
blue carried a fainting Indiana colonel
into tbe editor's house, and bested that
be be cared for, as the hospitals were full
to overflowing. Tbe request was cheer
fully granted and by a skillful binding of
tbe shattered limb and liberal portions of
mountain brandy tbe wounded was re
vived when his leg was amputated and be
was nursed back to life. Tbe officer was
Col. Dudley of blocks-of five infamy, and
soon after tbe Garfield Hancock pres.
dential election, Dudley made a speech at
Gettysburg, in which be publicly stated
that, but for Uniparental care given bim
'by the democratic editor and his wife, be
would have died tbe day be was wounded.
After the address be bunted up tbe editor
and again acknowledged bis obligation for
tbe kindly interference which saved bis
life, when he received the following scath
ing reply: "If I had thought when I was
exerting every effort to save your life that
I was saving you to defeat the gallant
Hancock by your famous two dollar bill
method by , sir, you would not be
going around the country now boasting
that you are indebted to a democrat for
your present existence."
That we mustsome times go away from
home to learn tbe news, is exemplified in
tbe following interesting bit of informa
tion, appearing in tbe Cork Eagle, of
A cablegram from New York an
nounces that a sensational breach of
promise case is on the calendar at Lake
View, III., for the September. term of the
supreme court. It appears that Julia
Clark, a lady of some 22 years, became
engaged to Joseph Weddell about 13
months ago, and at that time was not
remarkable for unusual size or appear
ance, being then little over nine stone in
weight and very pretty. Shortly after
tbe engagement was announced tbe young
lady began to grow stout, and was short
ly confined to her room with a disease
closely resembling elephantiasis in tbe
increase of of bulk entailed, but with the
difference that it speedily attacked every
portion of tbe body, and she grew to be
of tbe most monstrous proportions. Her
weight increasing to over 400 pounds,
(about 30 stone). Under these circum
stances Mr. Weddell declined to fulfill his
engagement, avering that tbe lady bad by
this radical change in ber personnel made
it impossible for ber to be a companion
able adjunct to bis house or a presentable
spouse. lie expressed tbe sinccrest re
gret at the incident, but declared that be
felt justified in withdrawing from bis ob
ligation. It was hoped that the matter
would bo amicably arranged, and tbe
principals and their friends spared tbe
publicity of tbe courts, but Miss Clark
has declined to accept the situation, and
insists upon the marriago being carried
out. It was finally placed in tbe hands
Of tbe attorneys, and the petition
of the plaintiff asks 830,000 dam
ages, on tbe plea that the engagement
existed and still exists; that the increase
in the lady's construction does not indi
cate any mental or physical deficiency
such as would interfere with her suitable
- duties as a wife; that tbe marriage, at tbe
request of tbe defendant, was delayed
several months beyond tbe time when it
should really have taken place; and that
had it been solemnized at the time orig
inally agreed upon there could not bave
been any reason for an objection on tbe
part of the defendant. It is also set forth
that but for the defendant the lady might
have been married to someone else before
she lost her artistic shape.
E. E. Parmenter, attorney at taw.
Makes collections, loans money and will
attend to any legal business intrusted to
him. Office, postofflce block. Rock Isl
and, Ills. ds&wly
Value of the Great Bear in Indicating
the Pole Star The Lesser Bear.
Tbe Great Bear, or "Charles' Wain," ot
the "Plow," as Ursa Major is variously
called, 1b of great value in indicating the
pole star, which when once known can
never be mistaken. This constellation has
also been termed the "Dipper," and is very
conspicuous in the northern hemisphere.
The three stars form the bear's tail, or the
handle of tbe "plow;" the others form the
body. Charles' Wain, or "Karl-Wagen,"
the German term for peasant's cart, is rep-
TEE CHEAT BEAR,
resented by the quadrangle forming the
cart, and the other three stars are the
The "Pointers' are the two end stars,
and if a line be followed northward from
them it will lead close to Polaris, the prin
cipal star in the lesser bear. This pole star
is of a very great brightness, and peeps out,
almost isolated, with a pure luster. The
names of the pointers are Dubhe and
Menak. The star at the tail tip is Benet
nasch, then Mizar and Alioth. Megrez abd
Phad are the remaining pair. We append
a rough outline of the bear for the informa
tion of those who have not yet noticed it.
The Lesser Bear is not so important as
his elder brother as regards size, but he is
very useful to astronomers, lie resembles
the Great Bear in appearance, but is small
er, and the positions of the stars are in
verted. The little bear swings around the
Polar star, which is in tbe tip of the Lesser
Bear's tail. So any one will be able to find
him if they look for the Polar star and
then count the three stars away from it
and the four in the body. The Great Bear's
tail points in the other direction.
The PoMilaon of the Trench Accent.
The settlement of a purely philological
question (that, namely, as to the position
of thj French accent) by a physical method
has been recently attempted by Dr. Prigs
heim, of Berlin. According to Nature, t he
instrument used was Konig's and Scott's
pbonautograph, into which a number of
Frenchmen were required to speak, the
measurement of the record being after
ward made by means of a tuning fork
curve running parallel with it. This in
strument renders possible a determination
of the duration, pitch and intensity of each
syllable, aud Dr. Prigsheim discusses its
indications. As a preliminary result, he
finds that two syllable words have the vow
els pronounced with equal length and
strength. Noteworthy differences appear
in tbe curve of a word according as it oc
curs in the middle or at the end of a sen
tence. In the latter case there is added to
the characteristic word curve a terminal
curve with declining pitch and strength,
which is nearly the same for diOtrent
words, and corresponds to tbe sinking of
the voice before a pause. The vowels and
consonants show characteristic curves; and
notably long wave lengths occur with n, 1,
b and d. The duration of syllables varies
between 0.1 and 0.5 second; and between
tbe syllables of a word there are often
pauses of 0.3 to 0.2 second. Tbe shortest
syllable, e in ete, with rather slow pronun
ciation, consisted of twenty-two vibrations:
yet tbe ear is capable of not only hearing
the tone, but of detecting fine shades and
differences in the mode of pronunciation.
Further experiments in this direction, with
an improved apparatus, are contemplated.
A San Recorder.
That ingeniously constructed instru
ment. Stokes' sunshine recorder, is being
used at the Royal Botanic gardens in Re
gent's park with great success. It is in
tho form of a sphere of glass, so adjusted
that it adapts itself to tbe ever varying
position of the sun. Its effect is that of
a burning glass. Tbe concentrated heat
falls on a card on which hours and quarters
are printed, and the cardboard becomes
scorched at the focal point. Thus it is
only necessary to look for the burned card
bearing tbe hours and quarters on its face
to know when and for how long the sun
has been shining.
Example of the lores of Water.
As an example of the force of water, a
pretty littlo experiment may be easily
A good sized glass shade should be pro
cured and placed over a water tap and
basin, as per the illustration herewith.
WATEK JET AXD BALLS.
Within the glass put a number of balls
of cork or other light material. Bet a stop
cock with a small aperture be fixed upon
tbe tube leading into the glass. Another
tube to carry away the water should, of
course, be provided, but it may be used
over again. When tho tap is properly
fixed, if the pressure of the water be suffi
cient, it will rush out with some force,
and catching the balls as they fall to the
bottom of the glass shade bear them up as
a juggler would throw oranges from bund
to hand. If colored balls be used the efTect
may be enhanced, and much variety im
parted to the experiment, which is very
easy to make.
The Sense of Smell in Fishes.
The sense of smell in star fishes has been
stttdied by M. Prouho, who concludes that
these animals arc guided to their food by
sensations perceived by the end of their
arms. The sense is not diffuse, but is lo
cated In the suckers, useless for locomo
tion, situated at the back of the eyeplate.
Chance to Save Money.
Agent I am informed, sir, that yon
are about 1 o build a new house, and I
should like- to sell yon, a book on archi
tecture. Mr. Suburb Don't want it.
Agent It may save you a lot of
money, sir. May I inquire what sort of
a house you intend to erect?
Mr. S. I have accepted a plan for a
Agent (triumphantly) Well, 6ir, this
book shows you how to build a $5,000
house for only $10,000. New York
A Reward of Merit.
Bank Tell -r Will you take it as pre
sumption, madam, if I offer you these
Miss Car.mella Oolddnst I dont
know yon, s:r.
Bank Tellt r I am aware of that, but
you are the only woman 'in the history
of this bank who ever indorsed a check
on the right end! Boston Herald.
Financial Genins Nowhere.
"I say, madam," exclaimed the tramp
as he passed the window from which a
woman was waiting to hail the straw
berry peddli-r who was on the next
block, "do yon want yer front lawn
"I don't know," s-he answered, "but
what it neetls it, if you'll do it for ten
'I thought as how mavbe vou'd offer
"Pie you an have and welcome," she
answered promptly enough.
"Some of j our own making?"
"Lemme -e,"' he reflected. "I don't
believe I've pot any appetite for pie just
at the present, but your pie would be a
temptation. You'd give a slice for a
quarter, wouldn't von?"
"At a restaurant yon couldn't got pie
for less'n ten cents r. slice. That's com
mon baker's - ie. Your kind 'ud be worth
twenty cents, anyhow, and the gen'rns
home made stylo 'ud give it double the
value. Tha:'s forty cents, ma'am
though if I w as only hungry I'd rnther
have the pie.''
"Forty ceats for what?" asked the
"For mowin' the lawn."
"Not inuci," she answered, and you
might as well hurry along or get ready
to run a race with a large, able bodied
He closed tbe gate behind him with
out a sign of chagrin, merely remarking
"There's n use talkin', financial gen
ius is no good without capital, and
that's all th'Te is to it." Washington
Bingo It's too expensive for me to
send my family away all sitmmer, and
yet if they i tay in the city it doesn't
agree with tiiem, and I am seriously
thinking of opening a summer hotel
somewhere w.iere we can make enough
to live on.
Dashaway There is one objection to
Bingo Wh it is it?
Dashaway Where are you going to
get your meals? Brooklyn Life.
Good Enough for a Starter.
"What kind of a dinner did you say
that was John?" inquired Uncle Rule
from Harkers' Corners, as the two went
out of the restaurant with the gilded
"That was a table d'hote dinner," re
plied his city nephew.
"Well, John," said the old gentleman,
"let's go now :,nd get something to eat."
remarkable girl is that
You know her pretty
tny leaning in the direc
an't say definitely, but
in which she disjiosed of
pirations last evening I
) was a Shaker. Boston
well has she ;
tion of any pai
Bluntly I t
from the way
my marital a.
should say sh
The Suburban's Joj.
"Have you bi jglar alarms in your new
"No. Don't need 'em. When I've
paid for the house there won't be any
thing left to attract the burglars."'
Highest of sll in Leavening Power.
Another large lot of Ladies Russet Oxfords,
Several styles in Oxfords, Patent Leather Tips,
See our Patent Leather Oxfords at
Men's solid Congress and Lace Shoes,
1 he best shoe in the
See our Dongola, Congress and Lace, - - 2.25
Three Dollars The best and largest line in the city, - 3.00
New lines of Ladies' fine Oxfords just received, at
A, B, C, D and E. It pays
1623 Second Ave., under Rock
ALL GOODS GUARANTEED-
Provide in Life for Your Future Dependent
The undersigned will be in Rock Island
7th to 15th inst. for the purpose of or
ganizing a camp, "Modern Woodmen of
America," a fraternal" benefit association
affording the cheapest and best life in
The cost for membership will be from
SO to S7 including the adoption, local aud
bead physician's medical examination
fees and tLe advanced assessmpr.t. imying
the insurance until September 1, 1S91, as
well as the fee for ruiritT u.cti cost of
Call at the office of Dnvi.l llawc-s, E-q..
Buford's block, (Uy or everin during
the time named. C W. Uawes.
Special Deputy Head Consul. M W. A.
For uver 1'iftv Tears
Mrs. Winblow'.t S'H'ibiug syrup has
been used ty ruiili n of motliers for
their children while teething. If riis
burbed at nigbt nd f r.keu of your se
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting ttti ser.ii at ouce and get
a bottle o "Mr-. Wioslow's Soothing
Swop" for children teeihmsr. It will re
lieve tbe poor little sufferer immediitely.
Depend upon it. mothers, thereisno nis
take hbout it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tbe stomncb ftn1 bowtls cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduc s iofl.maia
lion and cives tone nnd enemy to the
whole system, ".Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the tsste and in the prescription of one
of the oldest and b-st lemale physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow'sSoothing Syrup.
A Beat B'-lsau 11 Kemp's Balsam
The dictionery stys, "a balsam la a
thick, pure, arinmiic substance Sowing
from trees." Seiiip'n Cilt-aca f.-r the
throat nnd lungs 13 the oniv ciugh medi
cine that is a re.i bdi-Km. M y tbin,
watery cough reme!i-H arecnlied b-dsm's
bnt such nr n't L.''fc tnroucb a bottle
of Kemp's BiUi,n. u1 im'icf wtiata i:;:re,
thick prepurtuob i: is. If you coutrti
use Keup's Bnisftin At -!! druueists".
Large bottles 5'c ;n
For tbe annual tn-mris: jf lii? Young
People's ocieiv ot Cnri-iiin Ecdeavor,
which is to be bel i .! Minnea(ii!i on
July 9 to 12 the Btiriink-'on. Cedar
Rapids & Northern riiiway ill ni'ifc". a
rate of one fore for lb' round trip. For
dites of sale, form of ticfee's. r'es f
fare, and full pamc'iNr". ciil t r al-dre'-s
any 'irket fs-nt "f ibis ' e.-uw nry.
J. E Hsunecan. in' Tk't iCPafs Al
in trie iiiirsti'- i thine- f
this world we acto:iitf. too much, we
sat out the heart and witness of world
ly pleasures by delightful fcretbous;Di r.-f
them. The results obtained from the je
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and ail
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price. 50 cents, cf
Albert Erwin, editor of the Leonard,
Texas, Graphic, says; "For the cure of
cramps in tbe stomach Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is
the best and most speedy I ever used."
Many others who have tried it entertain
the same opinion. For sale by Hartz &
Pozzoni's Complexion Powder pro.
duces a soft and beautiful skin; it com
bines every element of beauty and purity
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
SALE OF SHO
city for . -
to trade at the
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
Pnrn f nrocU ESTACLISrita 1851 ( ISO Sc
JllLBUirES!,1 Chicas0f ms. ciarkS
Ice Regular Gld-E&Ll&iet
iff . 4 f, .11 : Trti'l.-, j 'h Vo
Caroiiic, KspFuns EMMTatel&ases.
MEHVO'J3 DEF:l:TY. Lost Mst
hood, FniUnar lAzn.oiy. !.. !,-t:.s::r: Drsir.s,
Terrible Crcar.is. ilsi.i -r. 3 Vcc.t Ache ;r.i ,.n
tiie.Te:! .c.nin- : - . riy c -cey a .c1 j-cil: - Ccr
?cmpt;G3 rr Insanity, i; . .-x-.c :-ci tnuncuy Lyrtt
n:t'.h'::! wlh ne':c-f.: ; r ,
CJ-SYPHILIS nrf.-i oid Blcoi and Skin
Diseases pcrrr. ansr.tty enrec.
A-KIDN&Y an J UMXARY ctmylr-i-.ts
Gleet, ConorrhDea, Struture, Varicocele and
all dUcasei of the Genito-l rr..r- Cc:--n cureu
promptiv without injury to tlc.-r.a-.':, j.icncys
No experiments- Aire ar.d exT"c"te
important. Consultation tree ar.d sacred.
Jtj'.Wl correspondent'' is sacredly ; rivate
Forty Years' Tramce enai le Pr. Ctai k to Guar
antee Cure; in all Tumble Cas-- f Eczfiiia,
Scrofula. Syphilis. K1at1i.fr and K;wUiy lis
Mseti. I.enrorriupa anl tVmale TrMiliIesl iTer
toutptaint. (atairh, ail UIool, Slin and Nr
No matter xvrto has frilei to cure yon. write
Dr. Clarke a full history cf your case. Hours,
B to S; Sundays, 9 to 12. ' Call cn or address
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186 So. Clark St.. CHICACO. ILL.
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Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of fnnnshlnc al. kinds
of Stoves with Castings ct S cents
A MACHINE SHOP
t&B been added where all kinds cf macLite
work will bo dene tirst-cis's.
NINTH ST. AND ?tli AVE.
DOWNING- BROS., Prop's,
BEST AND CHEAPEST
taTTheonly Paint House in the city.
R. 1L WALL,
161J Third Avenni'
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Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Fioor.'nr.
and all kinds of wood work for builder.".
Eighteenth St.. bet. Third and Fourth are.
ROCK ISLAM?. .
HENRY 0. S0HAFFER,
SOFT AST) HARD
Office 143 Second avennc, corner Fifteenth .
Telephone No. 1039.
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