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THE AUG PS, SATUKDAV. EP TEMHEK 19, 1891.
Published Daily and Weekly at 124 Second At
enue. Rock Island, 111.
I. W. Potter.
teas Daily, tOc per month; Weekly, tS.OO
All commiinlcattoti of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religions, must have
real name attached for publication No snch artl
tlelea will be printed over fictitious signatures -Anonyvone
communications not noticed.
Correspondence, solicited from every township
la Hock Island county.
Saturday, September 19, 1891.
Rome has 25 protestant churches.
Novezb constitute nine-tenths of all
the books read in this country.
The Peoria Herald cornea out in a
beautiful new dress, and in style and
make up is now very similar to its great
namesake, the Chicago Herald .
The Japanese language is said to con
tain 60,000 words, everyone of which re
quires a different symbol. It is quite im
possible for one man to learn the entire
language, and well educated Japanese is
familiar with only about 10,000 words.
The princess of Monaco, who has at
last prevailed upon her husband to close
the gambling establishments in his prin
cipality so soon as the leases expire, is
said to have concluded to convert the
beautiful casino at Monte Carlo into a
hospital for consumptives.
Peoria Herald: Congressman Spring
er is in Iowa making speeches, making
votes for Boies and making additional
fame and friends for himself. Mr. Spring
er is one of the most sturdy champions
of true democracy in the country, and
bis evident honesty adds to bis power as
Eos w ell P. Flower, the democratic
nominee for governor of New York, is a
member of congress, and has long been
conspicuous as an active and generous
member of the party. He has a taste
for politics and public place, and being a
millionaire be has paid liberally to gratify
H. His character and reputation are
without stain, and in the respect that be
is not the tool of a political boss he has a
decided advantage over his republican
competitor, J. Sloat Fassetf The lit
ter is the mere tool of Thomas Piatt, and
it was at the latter's dictation that he was
Equal Fay lor n omen.
Washington Post: At the concluding
session of the annual meeting of tee
Master Car and Locomotive Painters' as
sociation, which was held in this city last
week, Mrs. Charlotte Smith, president of
the Vi oman's Industrial league, offered a
memorial, which was tdopted by the
association, recommending tbat equal
pay be given to women employed in
painting cars for work equivalent to tha:
of men. The memorial set forth that
though women did the same work as
men In car painting and decorating, and
did it equally well, yet they received less
pay. The facts were within the
knowledge of members of the association
and they showed their sense of justice in
adopting the memorial.
Much of the work done by women in
car painting is genuine artwork, some of
it of a high order of merit. It can always
be judged of in its results, and there is as
little sense or justice in underpaying them
for it as there would be in cheapening an
admirable picture only because a womm
bad painted it. In art work of the higher
kind there is no thought of discriminating
on account of sex, and there should not
be in art work of any kind . None of the
objections which are sometimes urged in
some lines of work against employing
women on the same terms bb men apply
to this case, and Mrs. Smith did good
service in calling attention to tbe ir jus
tice it involves.
The working world is rapidly coming
to apprehend the justice of giving equal
remuneration to women who do as much
and as good work as men. The presi-.
dent of the workingmen's congress which
recently met at Newcastle, in England,
in bia opening address advocated the
principle of equal wages for equal work.
both to men and to ;Women indiscrimi
nately, and the sentiment was applauded
to.tbe echo. Some prejudices are maLii
'5rfestlT parsing away, and among them
"B-the idea tbat woman's work is worth lefs
than man's and should receive lew pay.
- Catarrh in Colorado.
i used Ely's Cream Blm for dry ca
tarrh. It proved a cure. B. F. M.
-Ely's Cream Balm is especially adapted
as' a remedy for catarrh which is aggra
vated by alkaline dust and dry winds.
A. Hover, druggist, Denver.
r . j 'l can recommend Ely's Cream Balm to
all sufferers from dry catarrh from per
onal Mperience. Michael Herr, phar-
' Ely's Cream Balm has cured many
' cases of catarrh. It is in constant de
Tnajjd. George W. Hoyt, pharmacist,
'I..- . "" Two Harvest Ixeuriione
Qa Tuesdays, Aug. 25 and Sept. 29,
special harvest excursion tickets will be
' -o!3 to points on tbe Chicago, Milwaukee
"A f t. Taul railway at one an 4 one-third
itff- for round trip.
tai : E. D. W. Holmes, Agent.
Tbosj trousers the American have been
' talking ' much about have met with
wqqderf success; they are chuck full of
1 ?e built, ice bonnd, and ice bounded,
Snch cold seas of silence! such room!
Each snow light! snch sea light, confounded
With thunders that smite like a doom!
Snch grandeur! such glory, snch gloom!
Hear that boom! hear that deep, distant
Of an avalanche hurled
Down this unfinished world!
Ice seas! and ice summits! ice spaces.
tn splendor of white, as God's throne!
Ica worlds to the pole! and ice places,
C'ntracked snd unnamed and unknown!
Hear that boom! Hear the grinding, tbe
rf the ice gods in pain ! Hear the moan
Of yon ice mountain hurled
Down this unfinished world!
Joaqnin Miller in North Western Magazine.
AVALLED IN A ROOM.
I opened my eyes ami looked around me.
A laan was leaning over my bed. Near the
ma a stood a woman, with a bonnet with
pre it white wings on the sides, holding in
her hand a moist compress. The room was
plain and neat, with clean white walls.
On table covered with a great napkin of
yell jw linen I noted a number of strange
objects rows of little vials and a brown
earthen jar filled with bits of ice. Through
the muslin curtains which bellied out from
the -windows in the baliny air I could see a
patch of blue sky and the tops of irreen
trees- bending lightly iu the breeze. Where
was I? It seemed like a long dream which
I had had. My head felt empty, my limbs
ache 1, and I could not think.
Tbj man gently lifted my bead and gave
me H few drops of some liquid, which I
swal.owed with avidity.
"Well, Mr. Furuiss," ho said, "how do
you feel now?"
'Eii, what?" I cried. "Where am I?"
"You are in my house, my dear sir, and
we shall take good care of you. Xow," he
addec, replacing my head ou the pillow,
"be q liet and go to sleep."
I gazed at him for a long time, and alkat
once I recognized Dr. Bertram, the cele
brated specialist in ins-unity. A shudder
passed through my frame. Why was I in
Dr. B-rtram"s hospital instead of my emu
home near J'htpnix park, with my herds
and my microscopes aronnd me? His hos
pital v as for mad people! and that Sister
of Churity, those vials, that bowl of ice
my God, I must be mad! But why? How?
"Hot long have I been here?" I asked
after a time.
"For four weeks, Mr. Furniss. But yon
must be quiet aud sleep. Now do not try
For ii month! Was it possible? What
had happened? But even as I asked my
self the- questions little by little I went
off to sleep, and I saw in a billowy meadow
a road covered with blood and bordered on
each side with monstrous iiiicrosco;es
shaped .ike trees, a road on which two lit
tle girls played at pitch aud catch with a
severed head, while Dr. Bert nun, comically
bonnete 1 wh h a religious cap, rode astride
cf a dea l body, which reared aud pranced
and kicl ed till he could scarcely keep his
The m xt morning I was better, and day
by day J improved, though that horrible
nightmare came to u:et:;cb niuht. But it
grew les;- nnd less ili.-tinci. ami after a few
weeks it almost ceased io trouble me.
One ev -hiug the doctor, whom I had not
seen during tbe day, seated himself near
"Well," said he, feeling my pulse, "you
are doing famously. I'll have you out, as
good as new, iu a few days. But you have
bad a cl(e shave. It has lieen one of tbe
prettiest rases of cerebral congestion I ever
handled a beautiful case. Why, it is a
wonder you are alive now. Ted me, bow
is your ni-mory. Can you remember what
happened before you were brought here?"
"I I dnu t know; I cannot think. I
have passed through something fearful.
What it is I cannot say. From the faint
glimmer tf recollection tbat conies to me
I have the sensation of having lieeu dead
murdered! Oh.it is frightful! My brain
is weak yet. Then the child a pretty
golden haired child rolling on the floor."
"Come, t ome, this will never do," said
the doctor. "You can tell me all about it
in the mon"
"No; now, doctor," I cried. "It is com
ing back to me. Yes, I have it now."
Here is a i exact transcript of my recital
as I told it -o Dr. Bertram and later to the
You kno v my passion for natural his
tory. Wei!, scarcely a week pa-sesthatl
do not go into the country botanizing.
That day 1 .vent to Glacueviu, where, as
you may kLow, tbe marshy meadows are
rich in curious plants, infusoria and dia
toms. I was returning, and was almost in
Dublin witL my box full of rare specimens,
on which I xpected to make a report that,
would astonish the Botanica society, when
I saw a little girl, certainly not over five or
six years old, who was alone, crying as if
her little beirt would break. I approached
her, but at s ght of me she redoubled her
cries. I cou.d see that the littiuonu was
lost, and thai she did not know where to
go, so I spoke to her kindly, and, by dint
of promising her unlimited bonbons, got
her to teli in- that her name was Lizzie"
and that she lived in Beresfoni place in
Lower Abbey street.
I took her iiand. and we soon started off,
talking toget iier like old friends. She was
a beautiful .hild, fresh aud rosy, with
great candid eye.s and fair hair, which was
cut shoit over her eyes nnd fell in golden
ringlets abour. her shoulders. She trotted
bravely along, her soft little hand ju mine.
As we wa!kd she told me remarkable
tales, in which figured a big black hore, a
little knife, a loii aud a number of people
I did not k Hoi.'.
Lizzie w as a "raid she would be scolded
when she arrived home, hut she was nut,
and I I was r -ccived with transports by
her mother, who was half distracted.
Never was graiitnde expressed so heartily
and pleasantly. Who was I, where did I
live, how did I happen to find her and a
thousand like questions were showered
"Oh, Mr. Ftrniss," said the mother,
"you are the savior of my child. How can
we express our gratitude? We are uot
rich, but such a debt cannot be paid in
gold. How hi ppy my husband will 1 to
repeat my than is to you. He is still at
his office, but vill you do a great kind
ness, will you Lonor our humble board to
morrow? I sha.l have a savant here like
yourself, and ; ou two will enjoy each
other's con: pan.: I am sure. And my bus
band will be so happy to have you."
I thanked her for tbe invitation and
promised to be on hand.
At the appointed hour I was shown into
their modest pi rlor, and you may be sure
the husband's gratitude was no less warm
ly expressed than the wife's. And little
Lizzie threw her arms around my neck
and showered ot me the innocent caresses
of a happy child. I seemed, indeed, to be
one of the family.
Tbe dinner wa a merry one, the savant
seemed to be au i iteresting man in brief,
I passed an excellent evening.
The air had been heavy the whole day
and in the evening a storm oime on.
Thunderclaps succeeded one another with
out interruption and the rain fell in tor
rents. Whether it was the effect of the
storm, of the suffocating heat, or of the
wine 1 had drank, I felt a strange melan
choly I could not breathe comfortably.
I was about to set tvit for home, how
ever, for it was late and my house was at
some distance, bnt thy insisted that I
should sty. It would be foolish to expce
myself to such a tempest when I was not
feeling well. The mother begged me with
such a good grace that I felt forced to re
main aud pass the night iu the hospitable
They ceremoniously conducted me to my
room and there wished me good night. I
even remember little Lizzie having falleu
asleep in her father's arms. I kissed her
little cheek, paled by sleep, and herdimpled
Left alone, I began to undress slowly
and wander alxnit the room, as one always
does when one sleeps in a strange place. I
felt as if J should smother in the close at
mosphere of the room. Before getting into
lied 1 wanted to inhale a little of the out
side air, and in spite of the roaring of the
storm 1 tried to open the window. It was
a false one.
"Well, well," I exclaimed, a little sur
prised. I thought I would remove the chimney
screen; it was a false chimney. 1 rushed
to the door it was locked. Fear seized
me, and holding my breath I listened. The
bouse was quiet; all seemed to be asleep.
Theu I inspected the room carefully,
straining my ears for the least sound. On
the floor, near the bed, 1 noticed spots;
they were blood dried and blackened
blood! I shuddered, and a cold sweat stood
out on my forehead.
Blood! Why should there be blood there?
Aud I saw that a whole sea of blood must
have been spilled there, for a great space
around the hard wooden floor had been
freshly scrublivd and scraped. Under the
bed 1 had seen a man stretched out, mo
tionless as an overturned statue. With
trembling hands I touched tbe man. He
did uot move. With trembling hands I
seized the man by the feet and drew him
forth be was dead. His neck had been
cleanly cut, as wit hone stroke of the razor,
and the head held to the trunk only by a
1 thought I should go mad. But some
thing must lie done the assassin might
come at any moment. I raised tiie lody
to place it on the bed. 1 made a false step
and the head turned over, swung to and
fro for a moment like a peudulum, and
then, detached from the trunk, fell on tbe
floor with a dull sound.
With great difficulty I introduced thede
capitated trunk lierweeu the sheets. I
picked up tiie head and placed it on the
pillow, like that of a sleeping man. and
having blown out the candle, I slipped un
der the bed.
I did all this mechanically, without
thought of defense or safety. It was in
stinct t hat prompted me, not intelligence
or reflection. My teeth chattered. My
bands were wet with thick moisture. I
felt as if I bad gone to lied iu a cbaruel
1 remained there hi that awful fear for
minutes, hours, months, years, centuries
1 do IK t kno.,- how long. 1 lost ail idea of
time anil place. AU was si cut. PYom
without the noise if the storm aud tiie
w histl.ng of the wind came to me softened
and sad. like moaus.
1 could pivture to myself the assassin
who was coming who was there, perhaps.
In that state ot horror I could see only lit
tle Lizzie, fair, roy and frank, with her
dofl aud her great hat. I could see her
sleeping in her father's arms. Now and
t hen she lightly raised her eyelids and dis
closed ber eyes, which seemed to me to be
bold, implacable, cruel, murderous.
The door oiertd, but us softly as the
scratching of a mouse. I bit my lips till
the blood came to keep from crying out.
Now a mau stepped in with a gliding
tread, with inlinite precautions to avoid
tonching the furniture. It seemed to me
as if 1 could seethe cruel, clutching fingers
gliding over my clothes, searching my
pockets. Then the steps came nearer
seemed to graze me. I felt that the man
was liending over the bed; that be struck
one flurce blow. Then I knew nothing
When 1 recovered consciousness the room
had In-come silent again. But fright held
me nailed to the spot. At length I decided
to escape with what caution you' may im
agine. On tiptoe I rained the door, which
bad not been closed. Not a sound, not a
breath. Feeling my way I passed into the
hall. I waited to see a head thrust sud
denly from out the shadows, a knife gieam
in the dark. But no; the brute, glutted
with crime, slept without remorse. I de
scended the stairs, drew the bolt of the
door, end half fainting, with the blood
frozen in my veins, I fell into the gutter cf
the deert ed st ret.
Dr. Bertram has listened to my recital
with the deepest interest.
"Ami there I found you, Mr. Furuiss
nnd iu what a stale! Could you recognize
"Yes," I replied; "but to what end?"
"Well, let me care you, and then we will
go together to the bouse of these assas
Eight days later tbe doctorand I stood in
Lower Abbey street. I recognized the ter
rible Louse. Ail the blind were drawn.
In front of the door a placard was placed,
bearing the words, "To let."
I inquired of the former residents from
"Tii"V have been gone a month and
more' the replied. "It's a great pity, for
they were very nice people." Brooklyn
Malts' iu Storing.
Though many dialect stories may have
lieeu of use, as preserving to the student of
language the speech of different localities,
many of them are very unfair, as we of
New Kugland can see iu the sketches vt
our own country people, where wise aud
unwise, learned aud ignorant, are repre
sented as invariably uugrammatical, and
dropping the final "g" profusely.
Writers err also in not adapt ing the style
of their "slipshod language" to the period
of the story. A lady, commenting on a
certain "juvenile"' of the eveuts of lfvW,
says: "There is slang in that story which,
I am sure, is not more than ten years old.
I reuieiulier 1S40 well I lived at home iu a
house full of noisy brothers. I went to
school, and I was familiar with the chil
dren's phrases popular at the time, and
these I am confident are of a far more
Such a subject is worth the attention of
antiquaries; every age and generation has
its own phrases. When this century was
in its teens did girls say persons and things
were "just lovely?" Did boys tell about
having "a regular blowout?"
Attention to such points makes a story
(to use phrase of Sir Walter Scott) "look
much better in the face," and without such
eare a story is of little use as a portraiture
of the past. For evidence, however, that
slang, ancient or modern, is not essential
to success, see those perfect specimens of
children's stories, the "Bodley Books."
Pamela M. A. Cole in Writer.
Bring in the BOYS and GIRLS and we will fit
em out with good, solid, serviceable
shoes that will
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second, Ave., under Rock Island Houst
P. S BIG SEW LINE OP SCHOOL SHOES.
There is more ciUrrh in ibis section of
tbe country tban all other diseases put
together, and until the last few years was
supposed to be incurable. For a great
many years doctors pronounced it a local
disease, and prescribed local remedies, and
by constantly failing to cure with local
treatment, pronounced it incurable.
Science has proven catarrh to be a con
stitutional dif-ee, and therefore requires
constitutional treatment. Ball's Citarrh
Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cneney &
Co., Toledo. Ohio, is the onlv constitu
tional cure on tbe market. It is taken
internally in doses from 10 drops to a
teaspoonffll. It acts directly upoa. the
blood and mucous surfacesof the system.
They cfler 100 for any case it fai s to
cure, fend for circulars and testimon
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
C"So!d by drugcists, 75c.
Ii Enruld b- in Evaiy Hocsr.
J. B. Wilson. S71 Clay street, Sbarps
hurg. Pa., ssys he will not be without
Dr. King's Xew Discovery for consump
tion, coughs and colds, that it cured bis
wife who was threatened with pneumonia
after an attack of "la grippe," when va
rious other remedies and several physi
cians had done her no good. Robert
Barber, of Cook?port. Pa., claims Dr.
King's New Discovery bes done him more
eood than snything he ever used for
lung trouble. Nothing like it. Try it.
Free trial bottles at Hiriz & Bhnsen's
drug store. Laree bottles, 50s and f 1.
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Sirs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been uied by millions of mothers for
their children while teethinsr. If dis
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by a sick child EuSering and crying with
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Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mis
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eat out the heart and sweetness of world
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all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
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E. E. Parmenter, attorney at law.
Hakes collections, loans money and will
attend to any legal business intrusted to
him. Office, postoffice block. Rock Isl
and, Ills. ds&wl
We have a most
at very popular prices.
ANDERSON. COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN & ADLEB
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street - '
B. F. DeGEAH,
Office and Shop Comer Seventeenth BU
and Seventh Avenue,
HT" All kinds of carpenter work a specialty.
: Shirt Factory :
"We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Pricte at Low a the Lowest.
Also all kind? of '
ltK9 Secsiid Avenue, Rock Island!
Over Looslej'g Crockery More.
TO THE A?FL!3TEB !
viiy pay bin fop. to quak- whrn the be
modicnltn-ntiiifntcnn be bad fur ivw u
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