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Tie dat, June 7, 1893.
democratic state ticket.
For Governor JOHN P ALTGELD
For t'oncrssman at large JOHN V BLACK
ForCoDk-rewman at large.. ANDKE W J HLN TKR
For Lieutenant Gov.rnor JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State ME HISKICHSEN
Tor Auditor DAVID GORE
For Treasurer RCFUS N KAMSEY
For Attorney General MT M ALONKV
Delegate Morris Rosenfleld ia a central
figure at Minneapolis, the position of
this member of the Illinois delegation ss
between Harrison and Blaine being a
matter of much concern among the poli
ticians. Morris bears instructions to vole
for Harrison, although he is known to be
of decidedly Blaine propensities. In the
meanwhile, however, Morris is not say
ing a word.
Helena, Montana, will send to the
world's exposition a meteor, discovered
near that city. It is composed of nickel
and magnetic iron, and is in two pieces
of ninety and seventy pounds respects
ively. It is reported that when found
these pieces were in a hole in the ground
large enough to contain a house, from
which fact it is inferred that the meteor
exrloded when it struck the earth.
Tbe Burden Is Here.
President Harrison congratulated his
bearers on Memorial day that "we do
not burden our people to maintain stand
No but we do burden them with taxes
for pensions which excted the cost of
the largest standing army ia Europe,
ays the New York World: ' Our list of
pensioners exceeds by over 325.000 the
great standing army of 500.000 in Ger
many. We support wholly or partially
from the treasury one in twelve of the
entire voting population north and
"We added to the pension list in ten
months of last year twenty-seven years
after the close of the war 355,418 names,
which is 70,000 more than the total Un
ion loss in killed, wounded and missing
in the twelve great battles of the war.
"The cost of pensions alone is now more
than double the entire expense of the
government in the year before the war.
Peace in the United States is more ex
pensive than the front of war abroad."
THE RED SCHOOL HOUSE.
Position of Judge Altgeld and the Dem
ocratic Party Vpon It.
A reporter of the Chicago Globe
Bought out Judge Altgeld in order to
learn his views upon the red school
hoyse. When asked the question the
"We want to be the especial cham
pions of our school system. Democratic
institutions cannot exist without uni
versal intelligence among the people.
Education is vital to our existence, and
the Democratic party is of necessity the
especial champion of our system, and
the protector and guardian of the little
red school house.
"It opposes the existing compulsory
law in this state enacted two years ago
because it tends to make our school
system unpopular in fact, to create
hostility to it.
"Second Because it is at war with
true Democratic principles.
"Third Because it countenances state
control of religious schools, which is but
a primary step to state control of the
"In short, the existing law counte
nances a principle which is antagonistic
to the spirit of our institutions.
"We want it wiped out for that rea
son, and we want a law enacted that
will insure the rudiments of an educa
tion to every child -without interfering
with the rights of the parent, without
trenching upon religious grounds and
without doing violence to the doctrines
that lie at the base of Republican insti
tutions. "We want to popularize, elevate and
perfect our common school system. We
do not want to make it an engine of tor
ture to some of our best citizens. I was
a pupil in the little red school house,
taught in it for five years, and am its
Bobert Browning Courtship.
As we all know, it was Mr. Kenyon who
first introduced Robert Browning to his
future wife, and the story, as told by Mrs.
Orr, is most romantic. The poet was
about thirty-two years of age at this time,
in the fullness of his powers. She was sup
posed to be a confirmed invalid, confined
to her own room and to her couch, seeing
no one, living her own spiritual life, in
deed, but looking for none other, when
Mr. Kenyon first brought Mr. Browning to
ber father's house. Miss Barrett's reputa
tion was well established by this time.
"Lady Geraldine's Courtship" was already
published, in which the author had writ
ten of Browning among other poets as of
"some pomegranate, which if cut deep
down the middle, shows a heart within
blood tinctured, of a veined humanity;"
and one can well believe that this present
meeting must have been but a phase in an
old and long existing sympathy between
kindred spirits. Very soon afterward the
poets became engaged, and they were mar
ried in the autumn of the year 1846.
Who does not know the story of this
, marriage of true souls? Has not Mrs.
Browning herself spoken of it in words in
delible and never to be quoted without
sympathy by all women? while be from
his own fireside has struck chord after
chord of manly feeling than which this life
contains nothing deeper or more true.
Anna T. Ritchie in Harper's.
A T inching Scene.
Thtt willful generosity of a pretty and
richly clad chil 1, the timid joy fulness of a
pretty child in t ags and the gentle kind
ness of the richly clad child's mother fur
nished a touching incident on Fifth ave
nue near Fifty -seventh street one after
noon last week. Both children were girls.
The ragged little girl went into ecstatics
at the sight of a costly doll which the
other child was carrying. "Oh, mamma,
see that boot i ful dolly! that bootiful.booti
ful dolly!" she cried, tugging at the skirts
of the haggard i nd thinly clad woman at
her side. The pretty child of fortune
heard the eager cry of delight and instant
ly her little hea.i t swelled with generosity.
"Here, little g rl," she said, "you may
have this dolly; I have got another one at
home." And she pressed the beautiful toy
into the arms of the poverty mite.
The poor worn in uttered a feeble protest
and the rich m&mmawas about to inter
fere to recover the doll when the little
aristocrat exclai med, "Now, mamma, you
give the little girl's mamma something,
and then we each will have done a good
deed." The eytsof the rich woman and
the eyes of t he poor woman met and the
rich woman's sympathies were touched.
In another inste nt a compact green roll
was thrust into the poor woman's hand
with the gentle request, "Please accept
this for the children's sake." New York
Light Food Iiefore Retiring.
The value of a light gruel or other food
taken just before retiring is not generally
appreciated. People who enjoy a night
supper are quite iipt to do it surrept itiously,
as if they were d ing somet hing which was
not quite proper from a hygienic point of
view. As a matter of fact, however, when
the powers of the body have been taxed be
yond the usual hours of retiring food is
necessary. It sta mid not be heavy food, of
course, such as will induce restlessness or
a leaden sleep full of unhappy nightmares,
but light, wholesome food taken just be
fore retiring. This is a very excellent
thing for womei of a delicate, nervous
physique, who are inclined to sleeplessness.
A bowl of oatmeal gruel, delicately made
of half milk, a glass of hot milk or of
warm clam broth, or of almost any other
light broth, will often bring a night of
sleep and sweet dreams when nothing else
wilL A great many people who eat spar
ingly at their m ;als require, such food as
this before they retire, and require also a
cup of coffee befo-e they rise in the morn
ing, and such extra food will do more to
build up their str jngth limn a dozen tonics.
A great deal of sleeplessness is said by
physicians to be caused by an unconscious
craving for food, which a light broth at
bedtime will satisfy. New York Tribune.
Comfort and Incomes.
The comforts of life, at the rate they are
increasing, bid fair to bury us soon, as
Tarpeia was bur ed under the shields of
her friends the Sabiues. Mr. Hatuerton,
in speaking of the increase of comfort in
England, groans at the "trying strain of
expense to which our extremely high
standard of living- subjects all except the
rich." It makes each individual of us
very costly to keep, and constantly tempts
people to concentrate on the maintenance
of fewer individuals means that would in
simpler times be divided among many.
"My grandfather," said a modern the
other day, "left J J00,000. lie was consid
ered a rich man in those days; but, dear
me, he supported four or five families all
his needy relations and all my grand
mother's." Think of an int ome of $10,000 a year be
ing equal to such a strain, and providing
suitably for a ric i man's large family in
the bargain! It wouldn't go so far now,
and yet most of tl e reasonable necessaries
of life cost less today than they did two
generations ago. The difference is that we
need so very many comforts that were not
invented in our grandfather's time. Scrib
ner's. Monuments to the Living.
Visitors to Wood lawn cemetery are
struck by the fact i hat scores of living peo
ple have caused to Lmj erected in that great
city of the dead monuments to themselves
which will probal ly outlast the builders
hundreds of years. Family monuments have
of course been common for years, and these
also abound in beautiful Woodlawn, but
the stones erected t j the memory of people
now in the flesh is i fashion which prevails
largely in this metery. In beautiful
Linden plot a granite shaft bears the name,
"Pauline Hall." Thus the former Casino
favorite prepares lor posterity, when she
shall have joined the silent majority. Aus
tin Corbin, the rauroad magnate, is still
very robust, but he has also erected a solid
monument to himself. Others who have
taken Time by the forelock are William C.
Whitney and Joseph II. Clioate. In all
nearly thirty monuments are waiting to
mark the last resting place of men and
women who still enjoy life in this bustling
world. New York Advertiser.
Antiquity of a Slang Expression.
In the book of Job appears the sentence,
"I am escaped with the skin of my teeth,"
which is modernized "by the skin of my
teeth," and gives the idea of a narrow es
cape, one so close as to be just by the thick
ness of the skin on the teeth, which is so
thin that no microst opist has yet bee able
to find it. "To cast in the teeth" means
to throw defiant reproaches or insults
spitefully, as one wt uld cast a stone at the
exposed teeth of a marling dog. "Tooth
and nail" denotes the manner of an action
full of frenzied fury, typified by biting and
scratching, as when two belligerent cats
make the fur fly. Kansas City Star
Machinery Letts of Paper.
A large establishment in this country is
engaged in making llts of paper that ore
said to be superior in some respects to those
made of leather. They are fouud to ad
here more closely to the pulleys and gener
ate no electricity ii. running. They are
best adapted for heavy driving belts, and
are found to be mud cheaper than leather,
besides when once in position running un
til worn out. New York Journal.
Rain and No Clouds.
We have it on the uthority of Sir J. C.
Ross that in the South Atlantic it rained
on one occasion for over an bonr when the
ky was ejrtirely free from clouds. In the
Mauritius and other parts of the southern
hemisphere this is not a rare occurrence;
but in Europe it is, and the greatest known
length of its duration was ten minutes at
Constantinople. All the Year Round.
Fatal to Dolls.
Aunty Where is that pretty doll you
had when I was here last?
Little Girl It's got e died of the grip.
"The grip.. eh?"
"Yes'm baby's grip." Good News.
"Two Souls with but," Etc
He (to himself) Site hates me or she
would not be so cold i.nd distant.
She (to herself) He doesn't care for ma
one bit, or ha wouldn't ait away off in a
soroer like that. New York Weekly.
My nnloved day, my nnkept, common day.
Goes down with vast and solemn glorious
And leaves tbe snowy, starless meadows gray
The pnrple mountains dark with failing
Thoo high and holy day I looked upon
With sullen eyes, and mocked thy awful
Dread is thy grandeur when thou wilt be gone.
Beside tbe infinite to hold thy place.
Into what tabernacle of the blest
Departed thou with crimson light sublime.
Trailing thy mournful splendor down the west.
The pity and serene rebuke of time.
When thou art sitting with the sons of God,
Chanting how men arose and marched with
There, oh, forget this dull, ignoble clod
That lived and knew not life forget thou
Irene Putnam in Harper's Bazar.
The word "alloy" is employed in chem
istry to signify the combination of one
metal with one or more others. For in
stance, brass is an alloy of copper and
zinc; bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.
German silver is an alloy of copper, zinc
and nickel; pewter is an alloy of lead and
tin, etc. These alloys have given a great
deal of difficulty to scientific chemists, and
even now it is not certain whether they
are definite chemical compounds or mere
In some cases, indeed, they appear to be
fixed compounds that is, always present
ing the same composition, or containing
the same weight of each of the metals; and
some can be obtained in the form of crys
tals, which invariably present the same
composition. But when we come to con
sider the alloys of copper and zinc, as well
as those of copper and tin, we find that
there exist a considerable number of them
containing variable amounts of each
metal, and differing very widely in their
For instance, an alloy of forty parts of
zinc with sixty parts of copper represents
a kind of brass which will very well serve
certain purposes in the arts, such as tbe
sheathing of ships; but it will not answer
for other purposes which require a brass
containing, say, twenty-eight parts of einc
and seventy-two parts of copper. Cham
A Methodical Man.
Once an old Knglishman, James Scott by
name, traveled about on business until he
was nearly eighty years of age. He be
came celebrated for his punctuality and
his methodical habits. Upon one occasion
a gentleman stopped at an inn much fre
quented by Mr. Scott and saw a fine fowl
"That is very good," said the hungry
guest. "You may serve that for my din
ner." "You cannot have that, sir," rvplied the
landlord. "That is being cooked for Mr.
Scott, the traveler."
"I know Mr. Scott very well," said the
gentleman. "Is he stopping here?"
"Oh, no, sir," answered the landlord.
"But six months ago he ordered a fowl to
be ready for him at precisely 2 o'clock to
day, and we are expecting him every min
ute." Harper's Young People.
This story is told of a memorable contest
in the Massachusetts legislature, known as
the Beverly division, in 1S.S6. The ques
tion was all absorbing. The gallery was
crowded and the fair sex were in a large
majority. There had been a great deal of
talk about the money which had been
spent by interested parties.
Herbert K. Stevens, now assistant clerk
in the senate, was then a paj;e. He had a
large amount of money in his hands, pass
ing about the salary of each senator for
the month. There was quiet in the gal
lery, when a woman whispered, but loud
enough to be heard by everybody, "Why, I
didn't know they bribed them so openly!"
A Clever Thief.
This is how the presence of mind and au
dacity of an Omaha thief saved him from
being locked up. A policeman who recog
nized him and knew he was "wanted," put
him under arrest, with the words, "You
are wanted at headquarters." "Yes, I
know," replied the thief quickly. "I was
arrested last night and was bailed out this
morning; you are too slow." "It does
look that way," said the crestfallen
policeman, as he told the thief he could go,
of which permission the thief lost no thne
in availing himself. Later, to his chagrin,
the policeman found that the thief had not
been previously arrested. Philadelphia
Kecessary to Health.
Whoever would perform efficiently the
difficult task of nursing the sick must first
curb his lelief in marvelous cures, in ex
traordinary means and hearken only to the
voice of reason.
Seven things are absolutely necessary to
maintain or restore health fresh air, light,
warmth, rest, cleanliness, the correct selec
tion and well timed offerings of food and
drink. The lack of only one of these
requisites may hinder the exercise of a
physician's skill and bring to naught both
good will and wisdom. Chautauquan
Removing Shine from Cloth.
To remove shine from black silks and
diagonals, lay tbe garment on a table and
with a flannel wet with cider vinegar rub
the shiny places well until they have dis
appeared. It does not matter how wet the
garment gets. Hang it np in the shade to
dry, and tbe shiny gloss that made a new
garment look old will have disappeared,
leaving it as fresh and crisp as if just from
the store. New York Journal.
A Raw Potato Will Clean a Picture.
An exchange suggests a remarkable
agent to clean a valuable oil painting that
has become begrimed, that is, a raw pota
to. The potato must be peeled, cut into
halves and rubbed over the surface of the
picture; as tbe potato becomes soiled slice
it off to continue the work with a clean
piece. A silk handkerchief should dry the
picture after the potato rubbing.
Slate is chiefly associated with mathe
matical computations and with roofs; but
it is now used for many things besides
school slates and roof coverings. Out of it
are made sidewalks, the walls of dwelling
houses, floors, stairways, door and window
ills, chimney tops, fence posts, bathtubs,
mangers, mantelpieces, blackboards and
many other things.
The Solano is a hot southeast wind load
ed with fine dust which blows across Spain.
It produces great uneasiness throughout
tbe country. The Spanish have a proverb
which says, "Ask no favors during So
lano." Civil engineers report that Lake Nica
ragua is fall of tnaneating sharks. It is a
mystery where they came from, as tbe lake
ia midway between the two oceans.
Hot Springe 8 kin Soap?
Prepared principally from the evap
orated waters of the Hot Springs, Arkan
sas. Delightful for the toilet. The
healing powers of tbe Hot Springs of
Arkansas have long been known and rec
ognized by the medical profession all
over the country. Tbe manufacturers
believe that in presenting to the public
their Hot Springs Skin Soap, they have
given a wonderful opportumtv for pre
venting all kinds of skin disorders, and
believe that their pattons will be well re
paid by its constant use. For sale by all
druggists. Hartz & Bahnsen wholesale
pick Headache and relieve all the troubles tacfr
cent to a bilious state of the system, such as
Dizziness. Kausec Drowsiness. Distress after
Mtiug. I'ain in the Side, &c While the:? moat
remukaVle success has been shown ia cueing ,
Headache, yet Carter's Little Liver PflT are
equally valuablo in Constipation, curing and pre
venting thisaiHioTinecomplaint,while they aUo
correct alldisonlcrs of thestomachtiiuiilateth
liver and regulate the bowels. ven ii the; only
'Acliethey would boalmostprleeloss to those wM
Buff, r from thij distressing complaint; but f orto
Batoly theirtroodneasdoes notendh-ve,aijJ these
Trhoonce try them will find these little pills valu
able in so many ways that they will not be wil
JiBg to do without them. But after allsickbeaii
fie the bane of so many Uvas that here Is where
'WomaVeour great boaat. Our pills cure it while
Others do not.
Carter's Little Liver Pills are very small and
vrry easy to take. One or two pills make a dose.
They are strictly vegetable and do no gripe or
purge, but by their pen tie action please all who
use them. In vials at 25 cents; five for $L Sold
by druggists everywhere, or sent by mail.
GARTER MEDICINE CO., New York.
SMALL Pill. SHALL DOSF. SMALL PRICE
A series of Six Concerts will be given by
PROF. OTTO'S MILITARY BAND,
The first Concert will be gives
Thursday Evening, June 9,
at 8 o'clock.
Admission 50 cents Ladies accompanied with
Take Elm street electric care direct to grounds.
K. OTTO. Manager.
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing si. kinds
of Stores with Castings at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
las been added where all kinds of machine
work will be done first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS., Propts.
Parlor . , .
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We are now ready to serve
you with a delicious dish of
cream. Orders for parties
promptly pttended to.
W. TREFZ & CO.,
2223 Fourth Are.
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J. B. ZIMMER,
Has Just received a large Invoice of tbe latest Imported aid Domestic S;r!!C ai.d
Suitings, which he is selling at (25.00 and up. His line of overcoatints tar!t..t Ir
west of Chicago. A very flue line of pante, which he is telling at S; lOani up or''
and make our selection whiie the stock is complete.
Stab Block, Opposite Harper IIocse.
OLD GUARD HAND-MADE
Only S2.50 Per Cation
KoTrn eft? Adlers,
J. T. UJJXOJNT
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 and 1133 Fourth avenue. Residence 1119 Focr.h svtn-e.
Plans and specifications f nrr.if bed on all classes of work : also aeor.t c f V;::tr's nr.zt
Sliding Blinds, something new, stylish aeddisirabie.
ROCE IS .J.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth avenue and
Proprietor of the Bradj Street
Ad k nde of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Bouses Flower Store ,
One block north of Central Park, the largest ir- Ia. 304 Brady Street. Davtr.port.lo"-
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor eind Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St.
and HerenUi Avenue,
"AIl kinds of carpenter work a specialty.
Every 11 AN who would know tbe GRANDTRrms, me nam :-.'"
Old Becreu and tbe New Discoveries of Medlral Stance as "I't"'",
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