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. THE AUG US, MoN DA , 1XECEM13EK 2fi, 1892
Kbiiabed Dny and Weekly 1624 Second
Avenue, Bock Island. L.
J. W- POTTER,
TsB-Dsir tOc per month; Veskly 13.00
Dsreniirini; In advance Jl .60.
All communtciivoi a of critical or arsnlmanta
tte cb ratter, j)litiesl or relteioos, most have
real nine afachen for publ cation. No eaen
srrtlclemilllevrinted over flctitioos signatures.
Aboiooos cr Biniunicail" lis not noticed.
toirespordi nee solicited from ver' """"""P
4b Back Island cooutjr .
ft! ok dat, December 26, 1893.
Ths old colonial landmark Dear tbe
Schujklll Fall, the home occupied by
Got. Thorn -s Mifflo, of Pennsylvania, is
Col. B J almas Kohlkb enjoys tbe dis
tinction of being tbe first republican in
tbe ata to fall under Gjv. Altge'ds
ax, andjtbe decapitation has been made
boat as quick as it was possible without
being premature. Tbe naming of dpt.
Durham as aid-cle-caiup on the staff of
tbe governor-elect gives Rock Island
comity tbe first appointment to be made
ander the new regime. Got Altgeld ev
identl seeks to confer military titles on
military men. Be bas chosen wisely
-with that end in view.
Tn wor d's submarine cables now
measure about 43.011 nautical miles, in
1,163 sections. Different governments
control 833 sections, or 13 393 miles
France claiming 8,269 miles. Great Brit
ian 1,599, Germany 1.B79. and Italy
1.C27 miles. The remaining 835 cables
egregatirg 129. 6!8 miles, are owned by
private companies. Tbis great length of
able bas been nearly all made on the
banks of tbe Thames, but Italy now bas
a cable factory, ard France will soon
have two. To lay and repair the cablet
requires tbe constant service of a special
ij equipped fleet of 87 vessels, of 56 955
Psbsidbnt Harrison'! statement in
bis meesage that some 93,000,000 hith
erto collected as duties on sugar, tea and
coffee bas gone into tbe pockeia of the
people amuses tbe Philadelphia Telegraph
(Rep.) which says:
"How wonderful that they never knew
it before! The president evidently knew
otbing about tbe sugar trust . Like his
attorney general with regard to the coal
combine, be never heard of it that is,
officially,' tn he is not to be expected to
aay anything aboutit 'officially.' Every
body who knowa anything abo it it knows
that tbe large proportion of tbe amount
named by tbe executive, which should
kave beec saved to tbe American people
through the sufar clause of the McKinley
bill, has not gone into their pockets, but,
chit fly into tbe capacious and ever swell
ing coffers of the sugar trust. Perhaps
the president has reached that time of life
when he don't take sugar in his tea or
coffer, and so has lost practical interest
in tbis great question. Hit reference to
it certainly la an amazing disregard of
the most unpleasant facts "
Thonuw Starr King's Family.
The only Burvivinc members of the
Thomas Starr Ein family who helonjjpd to
his household at the time of his death are
his wife, who became Mrs. William Nor
ria, wife of the secretary of the Spring
alley Water company; his daughter,
Mrs. Horace Davis, the wife of the Hon.
Horace Davis, fix-president of Berkeley
nniversif.y, and F. R. Kiug, his only sou,
Mrs. Kiug-Norris has passed her sixtic h
year, and resides a few doors from the old
Starr King residence of old.
Mrs. Darts hax a sixteen-year-old son.
She was only ten years old when her fa
ther died In lS&L
Mr. King, the attorney, was an infant
when he wan orphaned by the death of hid
father. He afterward graduated with
hoeiora from the local high schools, and
later on from Harvard university.
Returning here he studied law with Fox
tc Kelly, and for some years has been a
Seven years ago he married a daughter
of S. B. Boswell, in San Francisco, and
three boys are today in the King residence,
ready to perpetuate tbe memory of their
honored grandfather. Boston Transcript.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, (
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that be
la the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing business in the City
of Toledo, County and State aforesaid,
and that said firm will pay tbe sum of
$100 for each and every case of v.atarrb
teat cannot be cured by tbe use of Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Fr ink J Cheney.
Bworn to before me and subscribed in
MY presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D. 18R6.
bal A. W. Girahoh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts dutctly on the blood and
tnaoous surfaces of tbe lysterc. Sand
for testimonials, free.
Adarefs F.J. Cheney &Co., Toledo, O.
told by druccists, 75c
Plenty of Coat.
If any one interested in coal should be
worrying themselves about the supply of
anthracite coal it will interest them to
know that the miues in Pennsylvania will
yield tbe fuel at the rate it is now being
aeavated for 2C0 years to come, and that
mining engineers are of opinion that other
atoa may yield a further supply if oper--atod.
?itb All flu stopped free by Dr.
rime's Great Utrve Restorer. No flu
thi a e. Marvelous
wet. Treatise and S3 trial bottle free to
reet Philadelphia, Pa. For tale by all
-dmggitU-.calloBi voura. 3
an Odd Experience on a Lofty Plateau
In the Pyrenees.
Fedestrians less hungry than Hector
Fw nee and his friend might have been in
timidated by the forbidding aspect of a
ma i whom they found sitting in front of
his solitary house on a lofty plateau in the
Pytenees. With Cast il inn gravity and re
serve he showed no surprise at seeing
them, mid refused to sell or trive tbem food
and lodging. His wife joined him, and
said that if the strangers did not stay to
talk, but went right on, tbey would reach
an inn before dark.
B it this Spanish reserve was not so ?m
pemtrable as it seemed, as the travelers
soot discovered. They saw, too, that some
degree of indifference might rationally lie
expected of persons who could cheerfully
live so remote from the world.
"Here we are, and here we shall stay,"
Raid my friend Martiniere. "Do you til
way treat passersby in tbis way?"
"f assersbyf There are none. Where
ahou Id they go? To Estella. There is a
road thither. Except for the mountain
priefts, no one bas passed since the two
Frenchmen four years ago."
"But that was I!" cried Martiniere. "I
and an English friend. We stopped here
to co k our game. Do you not remember
Th 3 senorita examined his face and ex
slain ed, "Truly it is he!"
Th'.Ti they drew us into the house. Tbe
husband took off our knapsacks, the senor
ita hastened to get supper, and the chil
dren came smilingly out of the corners
where they had bidden. Wine, bread,
milk, eggs, garlic, preserves, onions, olives,
sverything they had they oCcred us, and
they wished to kill a chicken to make a
soup, and also to cook an omelet.
An old figure in dilapidated clothes, a
man Jibout seventy-five yeare old, appeared
at the door. The children ran to meet him.
"Fatl er," they cried, "here are French
men!" "It is the priest," said our hostess.
"Al , Frenchmen!" said the old man. "I
knew iome Frenchmen in the time of Ixraia
Philii pe. He was a good man. I have
heard that he is dead."
"Ye, he has been dead a long time.
"Aed the emperor?" asked the priest.
"Which emperor are you speaking of
Nnpol on I or Napoleon III?" I replied.
The good man stared in amazement.
Then he said: "I do not care to talk poli
ces. I know nothing about them."
He had never seen the railway, had hardly
if late years been down to the village be
'.ow, b it forty years before be had visited
Rome, and he advised us to go there.
"WLat do you do here, father?" we
"Oh, I have my mass, my rosary, my
larder, and my bees. You must come and
lee my bees," he said.
"Ami what does the government pay
"Sixty douros (about sixty-five dollars) a
"Ah, then you must save a good deal!"
The sarcasm passed unperceived.
"No, I spend it all," he answered inno
cently. "1 pay for my board with these
good people, and what i left I give the
childre M. France.
The Politician aa an Actor.
There are multitudinous small things
which, as a little man, one would suppose
must press heavily upon an eminent poli
tician. He must be civil to all men civ
iler perhaps to the fools than to any. The
fools bo has always with him always.
The eminent politician must serve as the
especial butt to a vast and wonderful array
of bore. How he must despise the large
majority of his so called followers! With
what eiorn he must regard them in his
heart! And yet how he has to go out of
his way to solicit the favor of their vote
and interest! How be has sometimes to
palter ith a lie he must have! How he
must be all things to all men!
He is un actor as much as any actor that
ever trod the mimic stage, and be be sick
or sad he hxs to give satisfaction to the
audience in front, if he would keep his
situation. Ho has to strnggle and strive
to keep i a his hands the ends of fifty dif
ferent strings which are being pulled in
fifty different directions, and preserve his
balance i.nd his head amid them all.
And w.iat is the end of it? What is the
reward .f the eminent politician? It is
when one considers this question that one
is amazed to think that any man should
think it worth his while to pay tbe penal
ties of pjliticjJ greatness. Ail the Year
Books Saved from the Fire.
It has 1 een thought, or rather, more cor
rectly Kpinking, only fondly hoped, by the
learned men throughout Christendom
that among the rubbishy chronicles of the
Kairouin there would some day be found
the miss ng classics, the lost books of
Euclid and of Li vy, among others. Iudeed
in some of the more ancient books of travel
on Moroec o it is expressly stated that many
of the manuscripts that were saved from
the burning of the Alexandrian library
were tuke i to Seville, Granarla and Fez.
In weighing these statements I think it
should be remembered that the Kairouin
was founded at the very least 100 years
after the fire thut was so disastrous to
learning, aud that these manuscripts
would aiiave had a lot of knocking about
before thi y found a home ou the shelves
in the subterranean cellars of the Kairouin.
I think it possible that on leaving Seville
and Grana la the Moors may have brought
with them to Morocco many of the precious
volumes v hich are known to have been in
these libraries, but which have now dis
appeared. Fortnightly Review.
The Uae of the Bight Foot.
That the right font is, like the right
hand, ordinarily more mobile aud at the
same time stronger than the left might be
attributed to the more frequent exertion
of this side, were it not that the peculiar
ity is said to extend itself eveu to the con
stitution, and the left extremities are as
serted to bt more liable to disease than the
right. Tlie more difficult movements in
stage dancing are usually executed upon
the right f Mt, and it is generally consid
ered tliiit unless double practice be accord
ed to the left les; an ungraceful preference
fi:r the rutiir, v. ill be shown by the dancer
in their public performances.
Most peoj le tread more firmly with tho
right than villi tin1 irl'r. foot. There seems
to be a grea er capacity fur propelling tin:
body with ihe right foot; from this the
horseman Fprins, with his left in the
stirrup, and unless left handed uu boy in
his play ho s naturally upon the left loot.
Pall Mall Gazette.
The telephone In Rnuronnla.
The telephone bas appeared at Ron
mania, but it is not yet a success because
of an official order that, when a person de
sires to telephone tc another city, he must
arrange witt. bis correspondent to be atthe
instrument at a fixed hour and minute.
The rule ia laid to be rigidly enforced.
An offering to a sickroom borne
A scented waxen cup of snow!
Tot all the freshness of the morn.
Spices from all tbe winds that blow.
The salt far odor of the sea.
The piney pcrfum'd mountain air.
In that one blossom rume to me.
In one white lily, pure and rarel
O sweet evangel) More than this
Your messaKe to the couch of pain:
Ye brought to it the human kiss
Of sympathy; the human rain
Of pitying tears; the auhtlo touch
Of love'a farreachiiiu wand; dear flower.
Your blossom elm! ice Uel.l so much
To bearone through paio'sdHrkest hourl
Edith 31. Norria in Youth's C'ompauion.
Not So Rational After All.
When Edmund Burke was preparing
the indictment against Wurren Hastings,
he was told that a person who had long re
sided in India, but was now an inmate of
Bedlam, could probably give him some
useful information. He went to Bedlam
accordingly, and tlJr maniac gave him, in
a long, rational and well conducted convi r
sation, the results of long and various ex
perience of Indian nfluirs. On leaving the
cell Burke told the keeper in attendance
that the poor man was as much in his
senses as he. The keeper answered, "Sir.
please step back to the poor gentleman's
cell and ask him what be bad for break
fast." Burke could not refuse. "Pray, sir,"
said he, "tell me what you had for break
fast." The man at once put on the wild
stare of a maniac and shouted: "Hobnails,
sir! It is shameful to think how they
treat us. They give us nothing but hob
nails!" and proceeded with a "descant
wild" about the horrors of the cookery of
Bethlehem hospital. At the first pause
Burke was glad to escape. San Francisco
Early ltritish Trade.
Besides sundry references by Greek and
Latin authors to early British trade, there
is a great body of circumstantial evidence,
based upon the discoveries of antiquaries,
which ail tends to prove the acquaintance
of the Britons with commerce. Lastly, it
maybe asked who undertook the transit
of minerals by sea from Britain to the
coast of Germany; for the Britons, so far
as we know, had no great skill iu seaman
ship. It is a remarkable fact that, toward
the end of the Fourth century, all the coast
of Britain, from the Wash to the Isle of
Wight, was known to the Romans as "t he
Saxon shore," and it may be reasonably
inferred that it was so called because it in
cluded those ports from which Saxon ships
had long lieen in the babit of conveying
cargoes to the Baltic and German coasts.
What's the nse of ferline languid,
Mopy, dull ar-d bine?
Clear the b'ood and give it Tiger;
Hue the old man nw,
HowT I'll tell yon. To the drug (tore
Go thi Yrry day
Bay a medicine to banish
All your ilia away
And that medicine is Dr. Pierce' Qolden Medical
Dlacorery, the ery beat b'ood pnrifier on earth.
It bu'lda np and strenf thent the eyMetn because
itcleansta thahlood, and that's what the eystem
mnat have to be strong and bt althy. There's
nothing that eqnals It. Absolntcly sold on trial !
Tour money back, if it doesn't bcneGt or cure
The Eng-agement King:.
An artistic engagement ring is formed
of two narrow bands of gold that become
one just in the center; the part where they
are divided is filled in with small but pure
diamonds. These small, clear stones are
always preferred by women of good taste
to very large ones less perfect in color and
in shape. Indies' Home Journal.
Among tbe thousands of it stimonials
of cures by Dr Miles' New Heart Cure,
is that of Nathan Allisons, a well-known
citizen of Glen Rork. Pa , who for Tears
had shortness of breath. Sleeplessness,
pain in left side, shoulders, smotherinp
opells, etc.; one bottle of Dr. Miles' New
Heart Cure and one Ikix of Nerve and
Liver Pilis. cund h m Peter Jaquet
Salem, N Z, is another witness, who for
twenty vearo suffered with heart-disease,
was pronounced incurable by ptiyeicians,
death stared bim in the face, could not
lie down fur fear of smmherine to death
Immediately af er using the New Cure
be felt better and could he down and
sleep all nicbt. and is now a well mac.
The New Cure is sold, also free bo:ik, by
Hartz & Bahns' n
A fertat Benefactor-"E-lucators
ere certain! the greatest
henefc'or of tbe race, and after rcadine
Dr Franfclin Milts' popular w,rks can
not help declaring him to be among the
most entertaining end educating authors.
New York Daily. He is pot a strarger
to cur readers, as bis advertineinents ap
pear in our columns Id every issue calling
attention to tbe fact that hia elegan'
woik on N rvnus and Heart Dis' aees is
distributed free by our enterprising drug
fists. Hur'S & Bahneen. Trial bottles of
Dr. Miles' NtiTine are given away; also
book cf testimonials ehnwirg that it is
unequaled for nervous prostration, head
ache, poor memory, d mi'irss. Sleepless
ness, Dcuralgie, hysteria, fi s. epilepsy.
Miles' Nerve and Liver Pills.
Act on a new principle regulating the
liver, stomach and bowels through the
nerves. A new discovery. Dr. Miles'
Pills cpeedilj c ure billiousness, bad taste,
torpid liver, piles, constipation. Un
equalled for men, women, children.
Smallest, mildest, eurestl 50 doses 25
rents. Samples free at Hartz & Bahn
What tbe Hon. George G. Vest fsys in
egerd to the superiority of tbe Hircb
berg's tHamnnd and iiOD-cbBngeable spec
"I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Hirscbberg and they ere the
best I ver tried; it affords me great
rleasurc to recommend l'rof. Hirscbberg
us an i xrellent optician, bud bis glasaei
arc simply unequalled in my cxirience
G. G. Vest '
These spectacles -sre for sale by T. U
TrcniKh aLtrt fc r Hock Islsn''.
I have not used all of one bottle yet . I
suffered fiom catarrh for 12 years, ex per-,
iencinglbe nauseating' dropping in the
throat peculiar to that disease, and nose
Med almost daily. I trud various reme
dies without benefit until last Apri',
when I saw Ely's Creaso Balro advertised
in tbe Boston Budget, I procured a bot
tle, and since the first day's use have had
no snore bleeding; tbe soreness is en
tirely gone D. G Davidson, with tbe
Bostoa Budget, formerly with Boston
Mr. J.C Jono ,of I ulton,Ark.,&aysof
auuui. io ii years ago j. con-
'-r&rtiji traded a severe caso of blood
noison. Leading physicians prescribec
moc-icino after medicine, which I tooi
without any roliof. I also triod mercu
rial and potash remedies, with uusue-
cessful results?, bnt which brought on &
attack of mercari 1 r cumatunj. thi t
made ray life" on of agony. After s:i
oriag four years I gave up oil rcrucdio.
and commecced using S. S. S. After
taking several bottles. I v s oniirs'
enw-d and able to resume work.
is tho greatest raeclieino for
blood poisoning to-day on
Treatise on Flood and fWn Diseases mailed
free. Swift Specd-'io Co. Atlanta, Ga
1111 Chronic Diseases
Successful' v Treated Upon the
Latest Scientific Fnnciplts.
No Experiments or f else Feprf e tac
tions. Consultation. Examination
and Advico Free ana Confidential-
At Harper House Saturday,
Has bd yeais or experience in the largest bopi
t I in the connt y and is a praduMe or several of
the bent colleges in the Unib-d 8 t"P, an i bis
Jq t returned from atonroftbe largest hosp.tl
In Europe, whie he has b en stndi me f tast
and most improved methods of (resting the dis
eases of - hich be Dinkw a specitlcy.
He ha bad yrars of txM-rience prior to his
Enrop.'an trip, and ts w li i.non in this Tlcin ty
as be bus cure hundreds In your ci'y and vicin
ity, in tbe la-1 three ear. He takes no menr
able di eases, bnt bas cured bnndre s mht bare
bet-n siren up as incurable by 1 h al phy-irians.
Acute i no chrotic catarrh, chr nfc d arrhoea.
pa'nfui or suppressed mens! mar on, infl imation
oi the womb, iiiflan ation of the bladd-r. diabu-a,
dyspepsia, constipation, kidney, niinarv and
blndder troubles. Brifht's disease, tape wors,
crooked limbs sn1enlar. rdjoints.clnb !oot,wu!te
swe ling, nervousness and frenerM debility, impo
tency. leuc rrbi a, pimple", blotches, canc-r.
drop, gravel gleet, gon rrboea, h drocele, heart
disease. bsteria, ri. Tito dance, piralysls,
rheumatism, ast ma, female weakness, etc.
All surgical oi eratlons performed.
Rpilei sy or fits p sitive y cured.
Piles cured wiibont pain, knife oroanstic
B ood ai d situ, diseases cured by iu proved and
never failloR remedie
Etics ross eyes cured In on mlnnre without
pain. Weak, watery ejes, drop'.imii lids, granul
ated lids, sore eyes of any form, v.il . hairs, cat-r.-act.
false pupils, spots, scum . turning in and
out of lids
ah Nossea and deafness, ulceration, discharge-,
J'ose NibmI cat rrh. polyt ns of the nose, plas
tic opera ions, etc. Dr. Walters can abnolntely
and iM-rraanei tlr cure any case of catarrh that
ever existed He honestly bel'eves be can show
a greater record of rases . f catarrh cured than all
other physicians in the state
' Small tumors, cancers, warts, moles, etc., re
moved ithut acids, knife, pain or scar. New
method. Bleetrol sis.
Ladies-That -tired" 'ecling and all the female
weakness' s sre Dromi.t'y cured, Bln.t ng. head
aches, nerous pro-tratlon. geneal ebtlav,
sleepless ess, depressi n indigestion, ovarian
trnnb es, inflammation and nice ation. fulling and
displacement, si inal weakness, kldi sy com
(.laints. and change of llf .
Ohsasal WEAKHtt-s Immediately cured sad
full vieor restored. This distress nt; affliction,
wbic renders life a bnrrien and mnrriagc im; oa
siblc. Is tbe penalty paid hy the victim of impro
per indngence. Tbe most chaste must acknow
eiite i hat the passions are the great magnet by
whicn the who e world is m trac e". "estroy
them and what Iwve we f Man is no longer in'er-
sted tu the Oi posHe sex; the interchange of that
blissful repose which now attracts and h forests
the whole w. rid eai?ts no longer; n an tease to
be what dod made liiai; the w..rd is no Ion cr in
teresting to b'm, and remorse and oi app ictment
are his cons ant companions, t onsu t Or. Walter
at once, and yon will flnd the smpathy ai d re
lief that oti positively req-ire to he huppy.
He ember the rate, and come earlv, ss his
rooms ate Hlwsyn rrowded wh n ver he goes.
It Wnitor wiM return every fonr wees dur
biff the yeur f 1893. Brli gr from two to four or.
of urine for chemica' analysis.
Lyman P. Walter, M. D.,
1 748 Stat- St .Chicago.
Now is the Time
On'y a few daya lef ; to make
your jiurchases for tbe Holidays
and the place to go to get them
W. TREFZ & CO.
2011 Fourth Avenue,
-ALL MINDS OF
Oast Iron Work
done. A specialty of f nrniahlng al. kinds
of 8toves w'th Castings a 8 eents
A MACHINE SHOP
ia been added wcere all Kinds of machine
work will b done flrst-clase.
NINTH 8T. ANI 7tb AVE
DOWNING kus.'. Propts.
JHEY WASH THEIR CLOTHES
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WELL KNOWN-
and Leade-r in Svia and workmanship, has received
K-LL STOCK j. Suitings and OTer.oa'ings:
" jALT. and leave your 'order.
S'-r Block Opposite Hakpkr Horss;
gg-Try our bratvl of SMOKED MEATS.
H. Treman & Sons,
All telephone order- promptly filled. Telephone Ne. 1103. 1700 Third A
First-class Hotel and Restauran , Market Square,
back of Thomas' drugstore.
LUNCH COUNTER IN CONNECTION.
5fGood .Rooms by day or night.
WM. GLASS, Proprietor
Manuficturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SBOES
treat's Ftee Shoes a tpecjalty. Il-nairitieoone neatly and promptly.
A shire vf jrmr patroBage respectfully so.icited.
1618 Second Aerjrj. Rock Island. H
1 have J ast reeelved and ofer at my nsail
Flash and Leather fancy articles. Toys of every
selected stock of Decorated Cbinaware, China
Ofilce and Shop Comer Sefcmeentt" St.
and Seventh Avenue,
SaVAll kinds of carpenter work a specialty.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS
All Kinds ol Carpenter Work Done.
I Jobbing done on abort
L Skmm 711 Tw.lfUa 8to
PROTECT YOUR jUS
MR. II. HIRSCHBFT
The well-knownnptician of 6i..w I
(S. S. cor. 7inan1 (Hive). t. Ui. ,M
aupolnted T fl. Thoma. ..
celeb e i Diamond Specisr'i- ta i I
flaspe and also for hit D.moiiiI I
Changeable Spectac! s and Ereni'l
. k asses are we greatest wnt&,
ever made in steciac:e. H t I
construction of ins Lena '1?
chnsing a pair of these .SonChitsaisi
Olna-es never has tocbaae these c umL
from the eyes, and every pst pairZI
Is enaranteed. so that If the ZZ
the eyer no matter how or frraKhei-C
Lenses are) they wiil farn'en tbe oin,
with a new nair of (lasses free of c'-i-i
T. H. THOMAS haa tn 1 ..w
and invites all to aatUfr thcawm I
of the creat superlorit) of thee G.inS
u.ti an, diiu UIUCII UOW ID QetOCL
and examine the same at T H. faoan'
dmifgist andoptician. Hoc Island '
No Peddlers Supplied.
popnlar nrlces the larcest and best ssleeted stock
description. Rockint: boms and tleds. A
and Bisque dolls.
MITSCH'S. 1314 Ttird Ave,
. . T Tflorftii
' XVOCK Iwlai"
Plans and estimates for all kinds cf br I'.t'JS
notice sad saow actioa fmarantaed. -