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THE AKGCS, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 21, 1891.
Duly and Weekly at MM Bsccad Av
aaa. Bock Island, 111.
I. W. POTTIR,
Tmua Tliflj. Me pat aw-th; Wetklj, 98.00
Aliaoaia.aBicat.ons of A tnttteal or ngrcnetita
tra character, poliUcal or rellaious, mos. nave
mama auacnea tot paoiicauun. "
will ua pnotvu wTwr BMtiiwii j
Correspondence solicited from avery tossip
Wednsdat. October 21. 1881.
Hb. Gbst e;mi to ' be posse ased of
more political acumen than bis e ver
zealous federal beneficiaries. They
wanted him to strive for a nominatioa on
the republican state ticket wbich it w uld
be impossible for him to secure, but be
refused to do so. Whatever bis motive
for declining, it was certainly a most n
dole thing for him to do.
Embezzlement in Texas means the
Stealing of actual money only. An ex
county treasurer in the state made av ay
with $14,000 bolonging to the county.
When be came up for trial Judge 1IU fa
tower ordered his acquittal on the ground
that the only legal tender is money a ad
that the txtreasnrer had raised tbe
amount wbich he was a defaulter on
bonds and coupons.
Mm ik a is carried on in a very jrirri
tire way on tbe island of Madagascar .
Tbe natives work 12 and 14 hours a day,
and receive from 6 to 10 cents a da .
To an agent for a mining drill, who ex
plained the amount of labor it migtt
aave, tbe superintendent said that be
could get a whole gang of men to work a
life time for tbe money the drill would
Ths Union says tbe republicans may
fairly hope to carry the district next year,
if they nominate a candidate who is ac
ceptable to all classes or branches of the
party. Considering tbe present strained
relations of tbe party workers in numer
ous instances, however, this would seem
to be out of the question. Besides the
Marsh and McClaughrey factions, which
bave been "knifing" each other in tbe
lower end of the district for years, we
nave cow the Gest adherents, not only in
Bock Island, but in tbe other counties,
whose appetite for gore is even keener
than the other warring elements. All in
all it looks as though tbe next republi
can convention in tbis congressional
districtwillbeanytbingbut an harmonious
affair. But harmony cr no hariconv in
republican ranks. The Asqus is not fear
Jul of democratic success in the Eleventh
Illinois district in '93. Eon. Ben T.
Cable will be renominated with a hurrah
that will strike terror to tbe stoutest re
publican heart, and tbe voters of the dis
trict will see tbat bU handsome plurality
of 1890 is not diminished.
Jadre ai's Keaauns.
The text of the letter in wbich Hon.
James G. Day, formerly chief justice of
the Iowa supreme court, announces bis
opposition to tbe maintenance of the pro
hibitory law and his purpose to co-operate
in the attempt to repeal it, is as follows:
Deb Moises, Iowa, Oat. 5, 1891. W.
A. Park, E?q , Des Moines, Iowa. My
Dear Sir: When the constitutional
amendment was submitted to the people
of this state, I earnestly favored it with
my vote and influence.
It was a matter of dnep regret to me
tbat mv convictions of loyalty to tbe
constitution compelled me to bold tbat
the amendment had not been adopted in
a constitutional manner. The failure of
tbe amendment was followed by the en
actment of a prohibitory law as stringent
as legislative ingenuity could suggest.
For seven years tbe law has been in
force. I have watched its operation in
terestedly and hopefully. Ia my judg
ment, it has failed to accomplish its pur
pose, especially in the large cities, where
the liquor trsffi: meat Deeds restraint and
control. In tome of these, it has sup
pressed tbe open saloon, but has substi
tuted for it, numerous places, which are
a much greater menace to sobriety and
good order. In others, the open saloon
continues without regulation end with
out restraint. I have it upon authority,
which I regard as entirely worthy of
credit, tbat it is a very common occur
-resce for parties to go from high licerse
Omaha to prohibition Council Bluffs to
procure liquors, which under tbe more
atringent regulations of the former city,
they are unable to obtain.
Tbe law, in all the considerable cities
of tbe state, has proved, in a very large
measure, a delusion, I doubt whether, in
any of tbem, it has diminished either
drunkenness, or tbe couturrjption of
liquors. It has prompted hypocrisy, and
increased intolerance. It baa called into
existence a gang of unworthy and dis
reputable spies and informers, who have
ao higher object than to fill their pockets.
It has increased tbe burdens of taxation
to a point beyond complacent endurance.
By familiarizing tbe citizen with the
violation of law, it tends to create a dis
regard for. and contempt of all law. Ex
perience furnishes no ground for belief
that it will ever promote tbe sobriety.
the honesty, or the material interests of
tbe people of a large portion of the state
I have been gradually, and not without
many conflicts with myself, driven to tbe
conclusion that a reasonable res'rictive
high license, with local option, furnishes
the beat mode or regulating the traffic in
Understanding that you and your asso
ciate upon the legislative ticket, are
pledgrd to tuch a mod:nc.ii?n of ti-c
present prohibitory law. as will sreure
local option and high license-, whilst
your opponents favor the corticuncce of
tbe prcseut statute, tbe inefficiency f
which has become apparent to all, ex xpt
those who will not see, I have determined
to give you my vole and support. I am,
very truly yours, James Q. Day.
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JEWELS AS MEDICINES.
Popular laporstltlons Which Once Infla-
a need Wearers of Precious Stones.
Althouith popularly supposed to be itself
a deadly poison, tbe diamond has from re
mote ages been credited with the power of
Drotectins the wearer from the evil effects
of other poison, a reputation which it re
tained until comparatively recent times
According to Pliny, it also keeps off In
sanity. Amber, too, was supposed to pos
aean tbe Utter virtue. Besides the diamond,
several other atones were supposed to poa-
ss medicinal virtues.
The ruby was considered good for de
rangements of the liver as well as for bad
The sapphire and emerald were also cred
ited with properties which rendered them
capable of Influencing ophthalmic disor
ders, and there is a superstitious belief tbat
serpents are blinded by looking at the lat
Tbe tnrquoise, although not credited
with either remedial or protective prop
erties so far aa disease waa concerned, was
nevertheless regarded as a kind of sympa
thetic indicator, the intensity of its color
being supposed to fluctuate with the health
of the wearer. Tbe latter, moreover, by
virtue of the stone he carried could, it was
said, fall from any height with impunity
The Marquis of Vilena's fool, however,
was somewhat nearer the truth when he
reversed the popular superstition in his as
sertion tbat the wearer of a turquoise
might fall from tbe top or a high tower
and be dashed to pieces without breaking
The opal was looked noon as a thunder-
stone, and although many women now ap
pear to have a strong superstitious preju
dice against wearing one, it was in bygone
days bek) in the highest estimation, for it
was supposed to combine the virtues of
several other gems. On the other hand.
the onyx so named on account of its re
semblance to the color of tbe finger nails
could scarcely have been a nice stone to
wear: for, according to mediaeval supersti
tion, it rendered one particularly suscep
tible to annoyance from nightmares and
Temperance advocates, if they have any
regard for the beliefs of tbe Greeks and
Romans, might, according to Chambers'
Journal, seriously consider tbe advisability
of distributing amethysts among drunk
ards, for it was supposed that these stones
prevented intoxication. Coral was made
use of by the Romans as a protection
against the evil eye, and popular supersti
tion has credited the to pas with the power
of depriving boiling water of its beat.
Indian Names and Their Meanings.
A Maine exchange gives the significance
of a number of Indian names of rivers,
lakes, mountains, etc, as follows:
WinniplseoRea I And of the beautiful lake.
Shetncket The land between the rivers.
Quinebaag- Long pond.
Cochituata Land on or near falls or rapid
Katahdln The hicbest plaoa.
jNahant At the point.
Ossipee Strong river.
Wiscaasel Place of yellow pine.
Monadnock The spirits' place.
Plsnalaqos Great deer river.
Cohaaset Plaoa of pines.
Kaarsarire Pina mountain.
Qninsigamnnd Fishing place for pickerel.
Paaaamaquoddy tireat place for pollock.
Contoooook Crow river.
Korwalk The middle land a tract between
Rennebank Long water place.
Wachnaelt The mountain.
L'mbagog Clear lake.
Coos Place of pines.
Kennebec Long lake.
Pawtacket At the fails.
Norridgewot k Place of deer.
Passumpsic Much clear water.
Sagadahoc Ending place i. e., mouth of the
The Origin of the Stde Saddle.
The horrified opposers of the movement
fcr women's riding en cavalier may be in
terested in learning that had it not been for
an accident of fashion the gentler sex
wiuld be striding their horses still, and
tbat the side saddle is not an invention due
to the advanced modesty of civilisation. It
appears that one Anna, of Bohemia, eldest
(laughter of a German emperor and wife of
an English king, introduced the custom,
not from delicate repulsion to tbe old
m thod, but simply because she was af
fiitted with some sort of deformity that
rendered it impossible for her to ride upon
tbe saddle in common use, says tbe New
York Sun. In those days it was impera
tive that a woman should ride, accordingly
the firstside saddle was invented. Royalty
bad then, as now, snobbish followers ever
on ihe alert to adopt fashions honored by
its patrouKge, and in a few months every
woman or place In Knglund possessed a
sidt saddle and tbe custom was established.
Luc re tin.
E-ery age and every country have their
bert inea, whose deeds or sufferings are re
corded in history, and who, under the in
fluence of time, became symbols of typical
feminine virtues. Painters delight in per
petuating the fame of tbeir ideals in char
acter portraits and historical pictures.
Thus it was with Luc re tin, the symlol of
heroic virtue and purity in ancient Rome.
She was the wife of Collatinus, a Roman
noble. Not to survive the insult which had
been offered to her by Sextua, the son of
Tarq iinius Superbus, she stabbed herself.
after having summoned her father and
husbt.nd to acquaint them with the lndig
nitysbehad suffered. The Romans rose
In revolt on tbe sight of her lifeless body.
and h-sr death was speedily avenged by the
expulsion of the Tarqulna from Rome, the
abolia anient of royalty and the establish
ment of a consular government (B. C. fiU9
The Dug Days.
Aeoc rding to one of many explanations.
we own tbe notion of the dog days to the
old Rmans. These days embrace the
period between the 8d of July and the Ilth
of August. Falling thus in the height of
summer, it need not have surprised tbe
Romans that July must naturally be a
very be t month. But th is explanation was
too aim pie. So they made out that the beat
and the diseases that it gave rise to were
due to tbe fact tbat the star Canicula (the
Little lkf& rose and set at the same time
as the s j n. This was an absurd supersti
tion, for the Little Dog does not rise with
the sun now till the end of August, and
yet July remains as hot as ever it was. But
popular delusions die hard, and the "dog
days will be a favorite phrase for ages.
Rev. K W. Mann, the deaf mute preach
er, says that there are 40,000 deaf mutes in
the Uuitsd States and upward of a million
In the world. The ratio of deaf niutes to
the rest of tbe population, according to bis
computation, is one to every 1,600.
ROSEBUD ANU ROSE.
'Vid a garde of rbses that tremblingly
Their incense in the air.
That raised to each comer a fond, shy look,
I walked with two women (air.
And one was a beautiful rose full blown,
A queenly woman she;
The other a slender maid scarce grown,
1 A dream of the rose to he.
To the glorious, queenly woman I gave
A full blown, exquisite rose.
But for the maiden sweetly grave
A shy rosebud I chose.
She smiled, but on the roses rare
She turned a longing eye;
The woman set the rose In her hair.
But she looked on the bud with a sigh.
Henry Collins in Llppincott'a
The Huron's Speech.'
In the Hungarian parliamentary session
of 1841 a certain Baron Szjel lived in Press-
burg with two intimate friends, George
Majlath and Barthel Szemere. One day
the baron became envious of tbeir laurels.
He called Szemere aside and said to him,
"My good Szemere, write me a speech."
"Most willingly, my dear friend; about
what would you like to speak?" "It is all
the same to me, if tbe speech is only a nice
one wonderfully nice." "You will be
satisfied with me," he answered, and next
day brought the manuscript. The baron
memorized the speech and delivered it on
the third day. Tbe chamber re-echoed
with "vivas" and applause.
At this moment the president rose and
asked, "Is anybody here to answer this
speech?" The baron looked sneeringly
around. Tbe members all remained si
lent. Then Bartbolomaeus Szemere arose,
lie began, "Worthy gentlemen, what tbe
orator said is from beginning to end in
correct," and then he began to show in an
able speech tbe mistakes the baron bad
made. "Don t you believe him, gentle
men!" the baron cried angrily, interrupt
ing him suddenly; "it was he himself who
wrote the speech for me." Every one oi
the fifty-two members rolled in his seat
nearly convulsed with laughter, and then
and there the baron made a vow never
again to speak in public San Francisco
Blind Japanese Shampooers.
To this day all towns and villages In Ja
pan have their blind shampooers, who go
about after nightfall with a strange musi
cal cry. Tbe less skillful among tbe musi
cians become professional story tellers.
The higher official grades, which were at
one time opened to the blind, were eagerly
sought after. Those who held them were
provided with special marks of their office,
and during civil wars blind musicians were
frequently employed as spies.
The art of shnmpooiug as practiced by
the Japanese blind takes nine years to
learn. Tbe pupil for the Grst three years
practices on his master; then he spends
three years acquiring the art of acupunc
ture, and for tbe remaining three years Le
is on probation, bis master receiving half
his earnings. London Times.
A New Ttranch.
People who wish to call attention to
tbeir particular line of business, and hang
out sigus for this purpose, usually intend
to make these so explicit as to avoid any
possibility of being misunderstood. They
sometimes signally fail.
An old gentleman from a distant town
in the west was walking about a New Eng
land city celebrated for the number and
variety of its educational institutions,
when he happened to see tbe sign: "Stam
mering Institute. A Few Lessons Suffi
cient." "My stars!" exclaimed the elderly strang
er, with sincere astonishment; "I knew
they taught most everything in tbis extra
ordinary town, but who in land's name
would want to learn stammerin?" Youth's
Queer Things to Eat.
Just before the Franco-German war a
traveling quack in France employed as bis
clown, after the fashion of the day, a man
named Tore, who testified to the excel
lence of bis master's cure for indigestion
by swallowing corks and pebbles. After
leaving tbe quack he enlisted, and in the
presence of Dr. lrentz tore open a live
cat, sucked its blood and devoured it. He
also ate in the same way living snakes,
grinding their heads between bis teeth.
During the war be conveyed secret in
formation for the French army by swal
lowing a small box with a written paper
inside it, but be was at last detected by
the Prussians and punished as a spy.
An English Poet.
Algernon Swinburne, tbe poet, is small
of stature, lias a suiull mouth, a weak chin
and a prominent forehead, and is slightly
deaf. His eyes are large, luminous and
expressive, and his manner cordial and un
affected, lie sbHres his pleasant Iwichelor
quarters with Theodore Watt, the painter
and critic, with whom be takes long walks
in the country, taking long st rides with his
eyes fixed on the ground. He never carries
an umbrella, even in the stormiest weather,
and is fond of distributing cukes and can
dies among the children whom be meets.
New York Iedger.
If a small quantity of chlorate of potash
be powdered aud mixed with an equal
quantity of powdered sugar, a candle may
be lighted by means of tbo mixture with
out matches. Place a little of it in tbe de
pression around the wick of a candle that
has been previously used, and then touch
the mixture with a glass rod, the end of
which has been dipped in oil of vitriol. It
will burst into flame, lighting the candle.
New York Recorder.
Tbe tenure of grand sergeanty means
that the tenant is tkoutiii iriufMil nf ura.
ing the king generally in his wars, to do
some special honorary service to tbe king
in person, as to carry his banner, bis sword
or to be bis champion, his butler, etc, at
With Paganini any one belonging to the
lower orders was always addressed as an
"animaL" When such an individual dared
to speak to him be would turn bis back
aud inquire of bis companion, "What dues
this animal want with uief"
Tbe use of a pillow is not a matter of
mere blind usage. It bits a physiological
basis. We sleep, for the most part, ou the
side, and without a pillow tbe heud would
be uncomfortably and harmfully lower
than the body.
Pure air and sunshine are nature's
health givers, nod care should be taken to
admit them liberally into every room.
Give your cbiidreu plenty of both, indoors
Mucb as the oyster has been attended to
in our owu country, and large as the crop
is, it is said that our methods of culture
ere rude and clumsy.
F'R E E
A school satchel given with
every pair of
Our Fall Stock is now
complete, and we are
confident we can
We carry the celebrated line of E. P. Reed & Co., for ladies' finest
I he finest line of Gentlemen's Footwear in the city, in Pat. Leather
van, Kangaroo, French calf, Etc. Latest styles.
A barrel of Tooth Picks given away with every pair of SHOES
New line of Mens Shoes at $2 JO.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island Hod )
Tbe readers of the Arocs will be pleased
to learn that there is at lead one dreaded
disease that science has been able to cure
in all its stages, and tbat is catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive
cure now known to the medical fraternity.
Catarrh being a constitutional disease, re
quires a constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system, thereby destroying
the foundation of tbe disease, and giving
the patient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting nature in doing
its work. I be proprietors have so much
faith in its curative powers, that they
offer one hundred dollars for any case
tbat it fails to cure. Send for list of tes
F. J. Cheese y & Co.. Toledo, O.
Bold by druggists, 75c.
Good looks are more than skin deep,
depending upon a healthy condition of all
the vital organs. It the liver be inactive,
you have a bilious look, if your stomach
be disordered you have a dyspeptic look
end if your kidneys be affected you have
a pinched look. Secure good health and
you will bsvegood looks. Electric Bitters
is tbe great alterative sod tonic acts
directly on these vital organs. Cures
pimples, blotches, boils and gives a good
complexion. Sold at 13 art z & Bebnsen's
drug store, 60c. per bottle.
Is Coniamptoa Inearabs.
Read the following: Mr. C. H. Mor
ris, Newark, Ark., Bays: "Was down
with Abscess of Lungs, and friends and
physicians pronounced me an Incurable
Consumptive. Began taking Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption, sm
now on my third bottle, and able to over
see tbo work on my farm. It is tbe finest
medicine ever made."
Jesse Middlewart, Decatur, Ohio, says
"Had it not been for Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption I would have
died of lung troubles. Was given up by
doctors. Am now in best of health."
Try it. Sample bottles free at Bartz &
Bahnsen's dru store.
BDCDJtN'S ABSTICa BAITS.
The best salve in the world for cats,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sorts, tetter, chapped bands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale bv Harts & Bahcsen.
: Shirt Factory :
Tot Over Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup bas
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
burbed at night and broken of your res
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cares diarrhoea, regu
lates tbe stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens tbe gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the taste and is tbe prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout tbe world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow'sSoothing Syrup
In tbe pursuit or toe gooa things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
eat out tbe heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
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, of
California Farm Frcdneis.
Cost of production: Net profits: given
by a thousand farmer. Also hundreds
of questions answered about California.
Sent free on applicatioa to A. Phillips &
Co . 105 Clark street, Cbicsgo, 111., or
298 Wafchington street, Boston, Mass.
Chocolate, vanilla and peach ice cream
and lemon ice at Krell & Math's.
We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Prices as Low as tbe Lowed.
All kinds of Repairing done.
Also agent for Kockford Clothing Company.
Fine enstom-rcade pints from 3 to $10.
M09 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
Over Looeley's Crockery store.
MISS KATE BYRNES
Laces, Vellincs, Gilt Trimmings
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
1709 Second avenue,
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast lion Work
done. A specialty of famishing si. kind
f Stores with Castings at eenta
A MACHINE SHOP
kas beta aAde where an kinds of ssaealae
work will be dona ftrst-clasa.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS. i Propts.
John Volk Sc Co.,
Saab, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders.
Ile-htaenta Bt bet. Third and FovrOi area,
Chicago, Minneapolis and S 1
Via the Famoa Aert Lain
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Through Sleepers ar.dM
KANSAS CITY, KINNEAPSUS KEBi
PEORIA, CEDAR RAPIDS AND SIOUX FUll
CH1CACO AND CEDAR BAFd
Via the Famous Albert La Eaa
The Great Iowa Summer Red
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