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Arenac, Rok Island. 111.
J. W. Potter,
Dally, BOc per month: Weekly, $2.00
Allaommanicatlons of a critical or argnmenta
tlv character, Olitical or religions, mnst have
real name attached for publication. No soca
articles wlH be printed oyer fictitious signatures.
Anonymous commanlcatlODS not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
la Bock Island countv.
Saturday, Juke 4. 1892.
democratic ktatk ticket.
For Governor JOHN P ALTGELD
For tonenstmsn at large JOHN C BLACK
Tor Congressman at largo.. ANDREW J HUNTER
For Lieutenant Governor JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State VM H B1NRICHSEN
For Auditor DAVID GORE
For Treasurer Rl'FCS N RAMSEY
For Attorney General , ...MTMALONKV
Rock Island welcomes the next gov
ernor of Illinois to day.
The attention of the republicans of
this congressional district is respectfully
called to the fact that Dr. Blairsdell, of
Macomb, is still patiently waiting for tbe
nomination to congress to fall within his
feverish grasp. What a race the good
doctor would make, though. Then he is
so willing to accept the nomination, too.
That speech of acceptance of his was pre
pared some six or e ght years sgo, and is
probably a little stale, but anything
would go in the event of his getting the
plum. McDonough Democrat.
Dcbcqtjk Telegraph: The anti-snap
or anti-Hill democratic convention re
cently held at Syracuse, N. Y., did just
what everybody expected it would. It
condemned the February convention, de
clared for tariff reform, denounced free
silver coinage, endorsed Cleveland, andr
elected delegates, instructed them to vote
as unit, and recommended that they
Tote for the ex -president. But for one
thing tbe delegation would obey the in
struction and conform to the recommen
dation: it will not be admitted to the
national convention. To give seats to
those composing it would be to give a
death blow to party organization. But
the demand of the delegation for admis
sion will have one good effect: It will
teach the convention the importance and
necessity of nominating a candidate who
is not a citizen of New York.
The Union has this early in the cam
paign entered open the tactics so char
acteristic of its campaigning two years
ago. by conducting its political warfare
through the medium of correspondents
Three of them find space in its issue this
morning, and the late Mr. Wells and the
late editor, H. C. Ashbaueh, now of Eiu
Claire, arc, of course, among them. Tbe
amusing thing about it is that three cor
respondents who thus attempt, to help
the editor of the morning paper out in
argument in favor of McKinlejism and
protection, all use the same argument.and
the drift of it is that the McEinley idea
permits of the establishment of new in
dustries and tbe increasing of wages and
at thesame time does not enhance the
cost to consumers. In view of tbe
Union's campaign tactics it is small won
der that there should be talk of another
republican daily in Rock Island.
Writing with the Left Band.
The number of men who can write leg
ibly with the left hand is very small in
this country, where the faculty of being
ambidexterous is not appreciated at its
full worth. Sir Edwin Arnold remarked
while in St. Louis that in Japan every
child is taught to write with either and
both hands, and he hinted that this was
not the only evidence of sound common
sense he met with while in the kingdom of
the mikado. I learned to write with my
left hand some years ago, in consequence
of the impression created in my mind by
reading the arguments of Charles Reade
on the subject, and now I change my pen
from hand to hand on the first impression
There have been many remedies sug
gested for what is known as writers'
cramp, and many writers alternate be
tween the pen and the typewriter, but the
simplest plan of all is to acquire the art of
writing with either hand and change from
one to the other on the first suspicion of
fatigue. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Dealing; with Woman.
"I've got no time to fool witij women,"
says my tailor-scourer-and-repairer. "One
woman is more trouble than four men. I
had a lady come here with a coat to have
the collar altered. 'Just half an inch
lower,' said she, and I took off an inch, for
I could see it was too high. She came back
and said I didn't take off half an inch, so I
had to do it over again, and me 'crowded
with gents' trousers and suits that I can't
'tend to. I told her, 'Why don't you go
Where you bought it?' and she says, 'Oh,
they can't do it as well as a tailor.' 'Ma
dam,' says I, 'I ain't no lady's tailor and I
don't want nothing to do with women.'
But she made me fix that collar and all
for a dollar and me I could have made
five dollars and no fuss attending to trou
sers." New York Herald.
Baliahed the Work.
It's a good thing that people dont al
ways know just what they are eating. A
number of people in an office overlooking
a dining room kitchen watched with a fas
cinated gaze the movements of a girl cook
who was frosting some cakes. After each
spread of frosting she would lick off the
knife blade with manifest relish, then dip
it into the frosting again, spread on the
sweet substance and give the knife an
other lick. Springfield Homestead.
Teacher Don't you know what s-u-g-a-r
spells? What does your mother give you
when yon wont take your medicine?
Little Student A '"pankin." Good
"Speak this speech, as I tell you. trip
plngly on the tongue." Bay that one of
. the great benefactions of the age is a
mall bottle of Salvation Oil. the grea
t care on earth 'or pain; only 25 cent.
SEVERAL METHODS OF SECURING
PLENTY OF FRESH AIR.
Valuable Suggestions on a Subject Which
la of VI tal Import an c in Kvery Home.
Too Ma ay Rooms Are Death Traps
Because of Vitiated Air.
Dr. Howard Van Rensselaer, of Albany,
has writtei an essay on "Impure Air and
Ventilation of Private Dwellings" that
was a wanted a prize by the New York
State Medical association. Here are some
extracts fr m Dr. Van Rensselaer's article:
Were people killed outright by foul air,
its danger would be carefully guarded
against, but its effects are slow and insidi
ous, and cften ascribed to other causes.
We are careless of its results because, as
its effect at any one time is slight, we grow
accustomed to it and disregard its risks,
and after bing in its presence n few min
utes our senses become dulled and do not
warn us of the danger.
But while the immediate effects seem
trifling, yet it is true that any prolonged
vitiation of this source of supply interferes
with the priper working of our organiza
tions and depresses our vital functions.
Statistician have shown that of the causes
of mortality the most important and far
thest reaching is impure air.
We keep ur windows closed a great part
of the year during the winter to keep out
the cold and in the heated term in sum
mer to exclude the heat so that the circu
lation and renewal of air in our houses are
at these tin es slight. The incoming air
introduced for ventilation may be vitiated
or not, according to our surroundings; but
once in, it may become contaminated in
several ways, and unless we take special
pains to remove this foul air it rapidly ac
cumulates, tecomes offensive and is a men
ace to healtl..
The primary condition for ventilation is
that the in coming air shall be pure; it
must be pure external atmosphere. Air
that is drawi from small, closed courts, or
from betwet n back to back buildings, or
that has blown over refuse or that rises
from a cellar is unfit for continuous
breathing. The sun rarely or never visits
these spots and the wind gets no chance to
sweep through tbera. Especially bad is
the cellar air as cellars are apt to be damp,
moldy and lark, and are frequently pol
luted by dec tying vegetables and the ash
heap, and currents of air are constantly
passing through them from the soil below,
so that sewer air from defectivedrainage in
the neighbor hood may easily enter and be
sucked throtgh the house. This danger
is particularly great if tbe house is heated
by a furnace 'vhose wooden air box passes
through tbe cellar.
In providing inlets a number of things
have to be taken into consideration. The
Inlets must be so placed that the air can
not blow dire tly on the occupants of the
roont and they must be of such tize that
sufficient incoming air is obtained without
a high velocity, for if the movement is
greater than two or three feet per second
drafts are experienced, and besides a
slow current i more favorable for uniform
diffusion than a rapid one.
If it can be ( voided air should not enter
through openiags at the level of the floor,
as dust readily falls into the openings and
fouls the air. and if the incoming air is
cooler than the temperature of the room it
chills the feet. The place of admittance of
cool air should be above the heads of the
occupants, anil means should be taken to
diminish the c trrent if too rapid, and the
flow should be directed upward, as there,
meeting the warmer air of the ceiliny.it
mingles with it, becomes warmer and
gradually spreids through the room. The
external openings of the inlets should
give on a place where the air is uncontam
inated. They tkoulcl be short and so ar
ranged that thfy admit of ready cleansing.
They should bt numerous and small, rather
than large and single, as they are thus less
liable to cause drafts.
When the conditions are such that the
window cannot be freely opened, it can be
arranged in one of several ways to provide
sufficient fresh air. Ilinckes-Bird's meth
od consists of placing a movable block of
wood under th 3 entire length of the lower
window sash, thus raising the top of the
lower sash abot e the bottom of the upper.
By this proced tre considerable space be
tween the two window frames is left,
through which the incoming air freely
passes, and bei ig impelled in an upward
direction it causes no draft.
In Tobin's tube the air from outside en
ters through a l.ole in the wall and is con
ducted by an upright tube into the room.
The opening of T,he tube is above the heads
of the occupants, and the air escaping as
cends toward tbe ceiling.
Cooper's ventilator consists of a series of
apertures in a window pane arranged in a
circle, which can be partially or entirely
closed by a glaat disk, movable on a pivot,
with corresponding apertures. In private
houses during p.irties tbe rooms often be
come insufferably hot and close. These
nnpleasant features can to a great extent
be avoided by hn ving a temporary Shering
bam valve, constructed of wood and can
vas and inserted above the upper sash of
the window, which is lowered for the pur
pose. The Sheringhiim valve consists of an
opening through the wall for the air to
pass, the entrance being usually guarded
by a strainer of some sort to keep out dust.
On the inside Is a valved iron plate with
closed sides and lunged at the bottom. An
attachment is arranged to more or less
completely chang e it. The entrance should
be a little smaller than the exit, that tbe
velocity of the currant into tbe room may
be diminished. It is usually placed near
Ventilating fiieplaces are marked im
provements on tbe ordinary fireplaces.
They have all the advantages of tbe latter,
and in addition they prevent drafts of cold
air by sending into tbe room air that is
partially warmed. Fresh air is admitted
to the back of t he grate into a chamber
which is warmed by a large heating sur
face, and, being carried np by a flue, dis
charges into the upper part of tbe room.
There are a number of different kinds of
good ventilating fireplaces and ventilating
stoves .made. The merits claimed for these
Improved fireplacus are
' That they venti'. ate the room.
That they maintain an equable tempera
ture in all parts of the room and prevent
That tbe beat f-om radiation is thrown
into the room better than from other
That the fire brick lining prevents the
fire from going cut, even when left un
touched for a long time, and prevents tbe
rapid changes of temperature which occur
in rooms in cold weather from that cause.
That they econoi aize fuel, partly by mak
ing use of the spare beat, which would
otherwise pass up the chimney, and partly
by insuring by tn-ir construction a more
complete combustion, and thereby dimin
That thty prevent smoky chimneys by
the ample supply f warmed air to the
room and by urafii created in the neck of
The Window f a Sporting Goods Store,
There is but one shop window outside of
the jewelry line that holds its attractive
ness the year round, and that is the show
window of the sporting goods establish
ment. In midwinter or midsummer, snow,
rain, mud or dust, the big windows on
Broadway that display fishing tackle, shot
guns, boxing gloves, foils and other equip
ments of tbe all around sportsman have
their sidewalk friends. Half grown boys
and gray haired men stand side by side
and gaze upon the bass and trout rods,
take mental note of the flies and reels and
hooks and lines, and sigh the boy wist
fully and with thoughts of the possible fu
ture, the man reminiscently, filled with
the tender memories of past piscatorial tri
umphs. There is a close community of feeling
among the casual knots of these window
gazers a sort of fellowship observable no
where else. Conversation is admissible.
Strangers talk with each other without re
straint or suspicion. The cold rules of
metropolitan social life relax before the
gun and camp equipage. Just for the mo
ment then men go their several ways,
drawing into their commercial shells
again. I have seen two or three strangers
stand in front of an upper Broadway sport
ing goods window for an hour discussing
the relative weight and usefulness of cer
tain rods and reels, then separate with a
half embarrassed expression, never prob
ably to meet again. New York Herald.
Remarkable Forbearance of a Mother.
My friend, Mrs. Mitchell, and I were
going out to pay some calls. On reaching
her house I found she was not yet ready,
ami went up stairs to her room at her in
vitation to wait there for her. As she was
combing her hair I glanced out of the win
dow and saw her young son climbing a
tree and in a very precarious situation. I
called Mrs. M.'s attention to this, and she
put her head out of the window and
shrieked: "Henry, get down out of that
tree immediately. You will fall ami break
Her dutiful offspring looked at her as
she stood there with head projecting be
yond the casement, anil then yelled back,
"Put your head in that window, you old
juke necked turkey buzzard."
I listened to this in horrified amazement,
and waited to see what my friend would do
about it, but, to my further scaudalization,
she serenely went on combing her hair, and
evidently was going to take no further
notice of ber son's rejoinder. So I blurted
out: "Why. Ellen Mitchellt Do you allow
your children to talk to you in that man
ner?" "Anna," she rejoined, turning upon me
with great dignity, "my children know
they can go just so far with me and no
farther." Cor. New York Sun.
Jewish Mourning Customs.
Wailing for the dead in a purely ortho
dox Jewish "house of mourning" is inex
pressibly sad and clamorously voices a
sorrow which, like that of Rachel, refuses
to be comforted. "Shiva," or tbe seven
days of mourning, begins when the dom
icile is reached. During this period, un
less unavoidable necessity compels, the be
reaved do not quit the dwelling or attend
to any ordinary vocation. M in van assem
bles morning and evening, and prayer is
offered for the repose of the deceased.
Friends pay visits of condolence, and deeds
of beneficence afford some relief toanjjuish.
Including the Shiva and following it is a
general mourning of thirty days of twelve
months for a parent in which is total
abstinence from festivity or pleasure.
Throughout the year of mourning for a
parent the bereaved of both sexes attend
every service of the synagogue and recite
aloud the kaddish. Standing in sable gar
ments while others sit, they repeat what is
not a prayer for the dead, but a eulogy of
divine sovereignty and an avowal of resig
nation to the all perfect will.
Jewish law requires separate cemeteries,
bnt it is not invariably obeyed. Century.
Eyesight of Spiders and Srorplons.
Spiders have wonderful eyesight, but I
am quite sure that the scorpion's vision,
notwithstanding his six eyes, is far from
being acute. It is very difficult to catch a
spider with a pair of forceps, but a scor
pion can easily be captured if no noise is
made. Spiders see their prey before they
are caught in the web, but the scorpion
makes no movement whatever to seize flies
or cockroaches until they indicate their
whereabouts by movements. This being
the case, it can readily be understood bow
easily the scorpion may be roused into mo
tion by the vibrations of music
If a tuning fork be sounded on the table
on which I keep my caged scorpion, he at
Dnce becomes agitated and strikes out vi
ciously with his sting. On touching him
with the vibrating tuning fork he stings
It and then coils himself up, as scorpions
do when hedged in. Ixmdon Spectator.
The Zest of Hunting.
You can never know the zest of hunting
or fishing nntil your dinner depends upon
your success; you have never attained the
sublime in cookery until you hare spitted
your fish or meat on a freshly peeled stick,
rubbed the salt in with your fingers, and
broiled it over a woodland fire, you watch
ing it jealously lest it get ablaze, and all
the time that meat is browning yon grow
hungrier and hungrier; and every time it
sputters in the glow you catch wafts of
fragrance, until you feel that you have the
capacity of a dozen starving men, and won
der whether a single haunch of venison
can supply your wants. St. Nicholas.
Peck (the grocer) So you want a job in
the store, do you?
Freddy Gazzam Yes, sir.
"Do you know anything about arithme
tic?" "Yes, sir."
"How much would ten pounds of sugar
come to at 4 cents a pound?"
"Fifty cents, sir."
"I think you'll da" New York Epoch.
A telling calculation has been made by
the first statistical authority in France.
The Eiffel tower weighs from 7,000,000 to
8,000,000 kilograms (tbe kilogram is 2
pounds 82tt ounces). Reconstructed in
silver, an Eiffel tower would require two
additional stories in order to represent the
actual deposits of French people in the
national savings banks. Fortnightly He
view. Labor Represented by Honey.
It is estimated that bees, in order to col
lect one pound of honey, must visit and
extract all the nectar contained in 62,000
heads of clover of the average size. This
herculean task (for the bees) would neces
sitate 3,750,000 trips to and from tbe hive.
St. Louis Republic.
A Crowing Barometer.
A man in Prospect. Me., claims to have
a rooster that is as good as any barometer.
He says that when a storm is approaching
the rooster crows during tb entire preced
ing oigbk-Pbiladerphni Ledger. ,
Tor Ovar riftj Years
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
burbed at night and broken of your res
by a tick 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 tbe poor little sufferer immediately
Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates the stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to tbe
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the taste and is the prescription of one
of the oldest and best female 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's Soothing Syrup
A If uch-Married Woman.
Mrs. Fowler, of this city, was married
last January to her sixth husband, and
strange as it may seem, five of them died
exactly two years from their marriage
day. Her present husband has been sick
for the last four months with chronic
jaundice, and was given up by four of our
best physicians; as a last resort he began
using Sulphur Bitters, and yesterday told
our reporter that they had saved his life,
smilingly saying that he guessed Mrs.
Fowler would be unable to take a seventh
better half for some time to come. Ex
change. I -can recommend Ely's Cream Balm to
all sufferers from dry catarrh from per
sonal experience. Michael lierr, Phar
I had catarrh of the hesd and throat for
five years. I used Ely's Cream Balm, and
from the first application I was relieved.
The sense of smell, which had been lost.
w;.8 restored after using one bottle. I
have found the Balm the only satisfactory
remedy for catarrh, and it has effected a
cure in my case. H. L. Myer, Waverly,
A series of Six Concerts will hs given by
PROF. OTTO'S MILITARY BAND,
The first Concert will be given
Thursday Evening, June. 9,
at 8 o'clock.
Admission 50 cents Ladies accompanied with
Tate fcim street electric cars direct to prcunds.
E. OTTO. Manager.
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of famishing aL kinds
of Stores with Castings at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
sat been added where all kinds of machine
work will be done first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS., Propts.
Parlor . . ,
We are now ready to serve
you with a delicious dish of
cream. Orders for parties
promptly pttended to.
W, TREFZ & CO.,
2223 Fourth Ave.
GEO. P. STATJDTJHAR.
Flaae and anpertntendenoe for all elan of
Boeaaa SB and SB, Mitchell Lynda baiMing
You me vA 'Ti5 SMta Cl aus?
The feAsoM's pAtrl
Osgood St Nicies the faVorite a,,!-
I w i i it- i f w i y i
M -Tfc - m w V
J. B. ZIMMER
Has Just received a large '.rrcice of the latest Imported ar.d Domftir r, -.
Suiting, which he is selling at J25.00 and np. Bis line of oTercoatinrs car.'..- b
west of Chicago. A very fine line of pants, which he is sellir.g at w tri cr 'Et'"tC
and make jour selection while tbe stock is complete. " ": J
Stab Block, Opposite Harper House.
OLD GUARD HAND-MADE
Only S2.50 Per Calion
Kotin cfi3 -Audioes,
u . T. IJIXOJN
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1705 Second Avenue
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 and 1123 Fourth avenne. Residence 1119 Fourth avn-e.
Plans and specifications famished on all classes of work : also scent c f ":::,.r"r Pa-.tL-. a:-.:
Sliding Blinds, something new, stylish and desirable .
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth avenue and
Proprietor of the Brady Street
. Aj1 kind of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Houses Flower SU
uu diock nortn or uentrai rare, tne largest
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Be Ten teen th Bt .
and Sewenth ATenn. AVUV.iv
All kinds of carpenter work a pedalty.
rural shed on
KrerrMAN who would
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Old Secret and the Kern UiscoTertes of "a",1B?1'yi V..-.W. c
Married Life, should write for our wmdrrfol Hw " , ,. ,, 9
-A TKKAT1SE FOB MEN ONLY." To anyearoereuwu j.
Copy nttet Free. In pl.ln sealed coxer. "A "1'2Z h. V. '
THE ERIE MEDICAL CO.. BUFFALO,
Q)avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN AT.T, DEPARTMENTS.
FOB CATALOG UX8 ADDBWS
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Twenty - third street on or before August
1803 Second Avenue.
Flower Store- lc.
30 Brady atreei. -
Plans and eatlntataa for all kinds af bB'.l4
know the GBAJfDTRrTns, tne : M ,.,
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J. C. DUNCAN, ' Davenport