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THE AH&US, TUESDAf, JAN. & i89&
rnbitehed Dally and Weekly at 1024 Second
Arenae, Book Island, B.
! W. Potter,
Tbxms Dally BOc p-r month; Weekly tt.OO
per ananas; in advance i .ou.
All communication of a critical or arsmmenta
tlTe ekaracter, political or relurioua, must hare
teal ante attached for publication. Ne such
males til be printed over Jlotuioas signatures.
A inTMnni ijtfnmnnira.tlnttfl not noticed.
Crresponanee eolicited from every towaship
in aocx island county .
Monday, January 2, 1893.
EditoKS may fled some consolation In
the fact that they have inspired feelings
of envy Id the breasts of a young Japa
nese boy. A recent issue of an lSist In
dia paper contained the following note
'A tchool boy in Loerabaya was asked to
describe an editor of a paper. He did so
in this way: 'An editor is the luckicBt
man in the world. lie can go to a circus
-every afternoon and evory evening with
out paying a cent. He can go also to
the court houses, the places of execution
and the races. He has free tickets to all
theatres, receives presents at his office,
and gets hit ears boxed, too. He goes
also to Prigen, MaUng, or Lawacg
(places of amusement) He does not do
this often, howtrer. In one paper he can
deny everything that was said iu the pre
Tious ne, and he does so, as a rule.
When other people are already in bed, the
editor is still up. He stays up late to see
what happens. When I grow big I shall
become an editor. Then I can stay up,
Postmaster General Wannamakkr
has dispatched a postofflce inspector to
the little town cf Ivanhoe, IU., to settle
one of the funniest complications that the
deDartmeat has ever experienced. Tee
town had a German democrat as post
master under Cleveland. When Harrison
was elected be was succeeded by a repub
lican postmaBter, who died, and the (Sice
was turned over to the widow. When
Cleveland was elected last month, the
Germaa democrat thought that he also
had been elected postmaster. He ap
pearrd at the postofflce with a wa?on and
persuaded the postmistress to aliow him
to remove the effects of the tflice to his
place. Ee has since been running at
fairs, fully convinced that Cleveland's
election restored him as postmaster
Representative Hopkins reported the
fact to the poatofBe department and an
inspector was detailed to restore the post
mistress to her rights.
Report of Illinois Schools,
The report of the Hon. Henry Raab,
late superintendent of public instruc
tion for 1891 and 1893, shows that for
the ye&r ending June, 1802. there were
in the state 927,234 males under the age
of 21 years, which is 43,029 more than
the number reported in 1890.
The number of females reported is
911,555, which is 48,716 more than the
number reported in 1&90.
The number of males and females of
Bchool age, between 6 and 21 j ears, is
618,543 and 603,289 respectively. En
rollment in the ungraded schools, males,
191.853; females, 272,725.
' Total enrollment of pupils in puplic
schools is 809,452, an increase of 31,133
in two years. The average number of
days each pupil enrolled attend d school
was 1,103; in 1S90, 1,075.
There are 11,587 school districts, 12 -872
school houses and 1,666 gradid
jrcnools; including 285 high schools in
The whole number of teachers is 22,
346; males 6,170; females 16,176 Av
erage monthly wages $56.92; of female
teachers. $40.06. Cost of schooling
for persods of school age, $10.88 per pu
The Mythological Fatei.
'Somewhere nyon the unknown shore.
Where the streams of life their waters ponr.
There sits three sisters, overmore,
Weaving a silken thread."
Lovers of classic paintings are familiar with
that famous group, called the "Three Fates."
Fate aeems crnol when It deprives women and
girls of health. Bnt In Dr. Tierce's Favorite
Prescription they and a euro of unto'd mine for
nervous pros'ratlon, sick headache, bearing-down
pains, bloating, weak stomach, ante version, retro
version, and all those excruciating complaints,
that nuke their lives miserable. All who use It
prai-e It. It contains no hurtful ingredients, and
It is guaranteed to give suisf action in every case,
or its price ($1) will be refunded.
Lighting Her Darkness.
A small farmer in Aberdeenshire, hav
ing a wife that hod been long ailing and
- confined to bed, was of so niggardly a dis
. position that he grudged the poor woman
Bo much as a light. She in a pet one night
., exclaimed, "Oh, isna this an unco thing
I that a puir body 'ill nae get light to see to
Aee." The husband rises up and lights a
1 candle, and placing it at the bedfoot says
to bin wife, "There, dee noo!" Scottish
.(' ( American.
Photographing tVhlle Smoking.
Photographic cigar holders are novelties
tunong the gilded youth. With each holder
Is supplied a packet of plain white photo
graphic papers about the size of a postage
Stamp. One of these is placed in the in
terior of the holder, and as the ammonia
vapor arising from the consumed tobacco
passes over .them the photograph is devel
oped. New York Telegram.
Catarrh in the bead is a constitutional
tftseaae, and requires a constitutional
rom"dy like Hood's Ssrsaparilla, to effect
HARVEST ON THE MA'SH,
4 Charming; Picture or New England
Lire That Requires Distance.
Harvesting the hay n the salt marshes
of the New England shore is a picturesque
and pleasing occupation at a distance.
The mowers, the rut n pitching hay on
the wagons or scows, or building it into
great ricks perched on staddles, the wide
gvveep of the meadows threaded here and
there with the gleam of winding creeks,
the wheeling of white kuIIs overhead, the
low hills ot the inland horizon, and to the
eastward the irregular rolling line of a
fange of sand dunes o:- the broad blue of
the sea all these unit.: to make a charm
ing and poetic picture.
But it is a picture that needs distance.
Close at hand it is peer, that the labor is
very hard, the ineu hot and weary, the sun
blazing down with terr flc force upon the
shadeless expanse. Ofti-n, too, the pest of
the greenheads and gni-ts is so great that
the harvesters' wear veils over their heads
and mittens on their hum's as they work.
Nevertheless, in t lieoli: colonial day, hay
ing on the marshes had its compensations.
Its close was marked by local ceremonies
of Harvest Home. for. n. liners of Thanks
giving, from which iudct d it was little dif
lerent. In this, as in ail it her celebrations,
eating and drinking helc a foremost place.
It did not seem to them unsuitable that
the women of their hous holds during the
dog days should be bang ng over hot ovens
and toiling in p.'intrie.-,, preparing dozens
of inincepies, mountains of ready cooked
meat, jars full of cookies and doughnuts
and long rows of loaves o.' cuke, the richer
and spicier the more reditable to the
housekeeper which provided it.
Much of this tusk was accomplished he
fore the departure of -he men, as the
greater part of the provisions were to be
"packed fortlie tna'sli" fcr them to take.
During the two or tiirtv days while they
were actually haying the women had com
parative leisure and often took the time to
make a round of neighborhood calls, but on
the final return, "boating day," as it was
often called, they were afiiiii on hand to
share both the labor and t he festivity.
The hay was floated ia treat flat "gun
delows" up the creeks to the nearest possi
ble point where it was wanted, then carted
home in triumphal proct ssion. Then the
men, who had done full justice already to
the provisions carried with them, were
quite ready to sit down to the harvest sup
per, for which a fresh array of good things,
even more solid, richer and more indigesti
ble than those previously consumed, had
Truly, if our New Kd land ancestors
were gallant workers, thty were no less
valiant trencher men. Youth's Compan
ion. Reapeet for Animals.
M. Kenan's personal reco lections of dogs
are endless, and he might fill a book with
traits and stories of them i nd of cats. He
thinks we are, on the whole, better than
our Seventeenth century ancestors, and
asks for no fuller proof than what lies in
the present day manner of looking at ani
mals. Descartes and the philosophers of
his time only saw in them Machines. They
were wound tip like nutoi.iata to do cer
tain things. Their suffering could not be
very deep when they were lieaten or other
wise ill used. If there are tow vivisection
ists in whom the lust of cruelty goes some
times hand in hand with the love of science,
there are people to enforo: Martin's act
and the Grunimout law.
The world, says M. Henar, is learning to
see relatives in collateral rnd far out de
grees no doubt in anima s. Their poor
little lives are just like oi rs, but cast in
narrower lines. You find the germs of
every faculty that we can lx xst of in their
hearts and brains. The woit sin of omis
sion of Christianity was its disregard for
animal life. "The beasts thi t perish" were
on the same plane as Dcscar.es' automata.
Greek paganism was kinder, it seeing gods,
godiicsses and lovely and ii teresting per
sons disguised as beasts and hirJs. Divine
fatherhood, says M. Kenan, with a shrewd
glance, was revealed in the vain imagin
ings of theologians. But the divine mother
hood was proved very low down indeed.
There is a class of phenomena produced
by lightning which is well worthy of at
tention, but of which little is yet known:
we refer to lightning prints. We are al'.
acquainted with the pecul.ar action of
light upon papers imbued with salts of
silver or other chemical pre arations sen
sitive to its influence, by which the images
of surrounding objects are permanently
and elegantly fixed upon paper. Well, a
lightning flash now and again produces a
similar result upon the thing or person it
touches. M. Poey, who has treated the
subject of lightning prints very fully, men
tions twenty-four cases of in pressiorjs oh
the bodies of men und animal ).
Of these eight were imprest ions of trees
or parts of trees, ope cf a bird and one of a
cow, four of crosses, three of circles or of
impressions of coins carried about the per
son, two of horseshoes, one of a nail, one of
a metal comb, one of a number or numeral,
one of the words of a sentence and one of
th" back of an armchair. Cha.n bers' Jour
Healthful Arctic Itcg.ona.
There is one side of the arctic regions
which has never had due attel tion paid to
it. and that is the medical nd curative
side. Davos Platz has know w hat cold can
do in consumption, but in tin life giving
air of the arctic circle no noxious germ :-an
live. The only illness of any consequenc-s
which ever attacks a whaler is an explo
sive bullet. It is u safe proph.'ry that be
fore many years are passed st Am yachts
will turn to the north every si mnier with
a cargo of the weak chested, an 1 the people
will understand tliat nature's icehouse is
a more healthy place than her vapor bath.
A Remarkable Sapphire.
Among the crown jewels is a magnificent
sapphire representing a femalo figure en
veloped in drapery. The stone represents
two tints, a circumstance of which the
artist has skillfully taken advantage to
make the woman dark und t le drupery
light. The most rcuiarkuble of this kind
is an engraved sapphire represei ting a pro
file of a young Hercules executed by
Chclus. It is in the Strozzi cabinet at
Komc. Jewelers' Review.
Duty Ia Alweys with I t.
Duty Is a power which rises vith us in
the morning and kock to rest v ith us r.t
night. It is coextensive with the action
of our intelligence. It is the shadow which
cleaves to us, go where we will, ind which
only leaves us when we leave the light of
life. G ladst one.
Bard on the l!oy.
"Keen scheme that of Harlow's," said
tlicks; "took his boy to church last Sun
day pinched him juKt before the collec
tion, and boy cried, to Harlow had to take
him out. Saved his money.' London
Origin of the Word "Canard."
You often declare that some floating
piece of intelligence is a "canard" without
hardly knowing why such a word should
be applied to an unfounded story. The
word itself is the French for "duck," and
was first used in its present sense in the
latter part of the Eighteenth century, hav
ing its origin in a gigantic hoax. About
that time Trench, German and English
papers were straining every nerve to see
which could publish the most sensational
items. Their writers ransacked the earth,
"the sky above the earth and the caverns
beneath its surface" for material on which
t found extraordinary stories. At last
t'ornelisnu, one of the Paris competitors,
stated that an interesting experiment had
just been carried out in that city which
proved the extraordinary voracity of ducks
Twenty of these fowls had been placed
together one morning, and at an appointed
hour one of the number was killed, cut in
to small bits, feathers and all, and fed to
the other nineteen. Fifteen minutes later
No. 19 was hashed and served to the re
maining eighteen in the same manner. The
experiment was commenced at "o'clock in
the morning, the experimenters regularly
"hashing" a duck every fifteen minutes,
and at a quarter to l'J (noon) there was but
one duck remaining in the pen, and he of
course was placed in the position of Laving
eaten his nineteen companions.
This story, pleasantly narrated, obtained
a success which the writer had never even
anticipated. Refore the end of the year it
had run the rounds of all the prominent
journals of Europe, and had even been
translated into Indian, Chinese, Japanese
and other languages. For many years
afterward the story of the "twenty ca
nards" was a common laughing stock, and
the w ord itself has ever since retained its
novel significance. St. Louis Republic.
The Oldest Herbarium.
The oldest herbarium in the world is in
the Egyptologist museum at Cairo, and
consists of an inconspicuous collection of
dried portions of plants. These portions of
plants and flowers were taken from wreaths
and garlands iu the coffins with mummies,
where they were placed by the nncient
Egyptians as death offerings, and from edi
ble plants which were set iu earthen ves
sels on the floor of the sepulcher as the
furniture of the last resting place ot their
beloved ones. Many of these floral re
mains are so well preserved that, after be
ing treated with warm water, they can be
handled like modern herbarium specimens.
The colors, too, are preserved in a remark
The mast important matterin connection
with these plants is their ae. The re
mains of funeral food are found in tombs
as far back as ."..CO) years before Christ.
Five hundred years later grainsof mustard
seed, capsules of flaxseed, gourds, lentils,
beans, figs, j ine needles, juniper berries
and other edibles are found. The richest
acquisitions in leaves and flowers to the
herbarium were made from the tombs
constructed between the Eighteenth and
Eleventh centuries B. C.
Among the flowers chiefly employed in
floral decorations for the dead were the
blue and white lotus, the red poppy, the
oriental hollyhock, crown chrysanthemum,
saffiower, pomegranaie flowers, willow
leaves, grasses and peppermint. Celery
leaves came into requisition later, rind
onions, leeks and garlic played an impor
tant part in the offerings to the dead. One
of the general conclusions drawn from this
herbarium is that Egypt has sustained no
appreciable climatic changes during the
last 4,000 years. Garden and Forest.
The Genuine and the Sham
Every good thing has ita host of imi
tators; every genuine article its counter
feits. The imitators always ctoose the
most valuable aDd popular article to
counteifeit, so that when they claim their
sham to be rqual, or as good, or the same
a '"So-andsSo's," the public may depend
upon it that "So-and-So's" article is the
best of the kind. The sham prove? the
genuine merit of the thing it copies, and
never has this been tetter illustrated than
by the imitations of Allcock's porous
Allcock's porous plaster is the stacdard
of excellence the world ov r, and its im
itators in their cry that theirs 19 "as good
as Allcock's" are only emphasizing this
fact and admitting "Allcock's" to be the
acme of perfection, which it ii thtir
highest ambition to imitate. The difler
ence between the genuine and these imi
tations, which copy only general appear
ance, is as wide as that tetweeu copper
The only safe way for purchasers is to
always insist upon having Allcock's por
ous plasters. They are the only perfect
plasters ever produced.
The Virtues of Saffron.
To the virtues of saffron whole volumes
have been devoted, references to some of the
more Important of which are given in
Canon Ellacombe's "Plant Lore and Garden
Craft of Shakespeare," where there is a
long article on the subject. The plaint was
chiefly used for diseases of th lungs,
whence came its title of Anima polmonum;
for assisting the eruption of measles,
smallpox, etc. (in measles it is still occa
sionally prescribed); as a cardiac and gen
eral stimulant, and as a digestive and
strcngthencr of the stomach. To this last
(supposed) virtue its use in "meats" is due.
Lyte says that so .taken it "comforteth the
stomacke and causeth good digestion, and
sodden in wine it preserveth from dronken
nesse." It was also used as a love philtre,
and still enters largely into some popular
recipes for making up" horses.
The most extravagant notions of its
powers were formerly held, and some old
writers went so far as to term it the king
of vegetables. Even so late as the middle
of the last century it held a prominent
place in our oflicial dispensatories, but it
has now come to he used only as a coloring
and flavoring agent, being medicinally al
most inert, its property (such as it is) being
mildly stimulative. Notes and Queries.
Surprise to All.
After usine "Mother's Friend" two
months I was so speedily and easily re
lieved that it was a surprise to those at
tending me. "Mother's Friend"undoubt.
ly lessens the pains, shortens the time
and restores the mother speedily to
health. Will recommend it to all ex
pectant rrothers, and advise them to use
it. Mrs. J. B. R , Muncie, Ind.
Bradfield'a Female Regulator
has won, on merit alone, a widespread
and enduring reputation. It is a com
bination of vegetable agents, the remit
of the expenonce of one who made the
diseases of women a life-Jong study.
Taken according to directions the organs
awake to new life and energy, leaving
the woman free from pain at these per
iods. Boldby xlartz ft Babnsen.
Nature should bo
assisted to throw
ofTImp uritles of the
does it so well, so
promptly, or so
safely as Swift's
LIFE HAD NO CHARMS.
For three years I was troubled with iiiali
rial poison, which caused my appetite to fail,
and I was greatly reduced in llesh, and life
lest r.U its charms. I tried mercurial and
jorash remedies, but to r.o effect I cou;.-3
get no relief. I then decided to tryj57
A few bottles of this wonderful
medicine mads & complete and ps.rr.-.inent
cure, and I now enjoy better hcrdih than ever.
J. A. Rice, Ottawa, Kan.
Onrbxkcn BL cJaud Sli'.n Diseases
fev:irT Specific Co., Atlaatfv, Ga.
nil Chronic Diseases
Successfully Treated Upon the
Latest Scientific Principles.
No Experiments or False Representa
tions. Consultation, Examination
nnd Adviof- Free and Con
fidential. At Harper House Saturday,
Mr hud ye&r? of rxj ei'ei ee in the larpi t hospi
tal in the countiy ami i( a prudanie ol f c-veral l
the cet collec t in t-e Vnitd S:fc ten, and hi
ja t retnraeri from tonr of the larpeht hesp Uls
In Europe, where he I ae been stndv inc tie latest
ar.d most improved mt thodp of ireatiim the dis
eases of hich he tn:,k a rpeeialty.
He ba l ad year of xperien(e prior to his
European Trip, unit is well ktown in ihie vicin ty
at he line eure.1 hundred in vouroity and vicin
ity, in the li't three jear. lie takes no incur
able dl-eat.es, but hasrnrcd bnndreswho have
been iven up as ircurub e by biial physicians.
Acute tnc rbroi ir ratarrfa, chr. nic diarrhoea,
painful or fupprei-ed mei struai on, influmation
of the wonA, u.flan ution of the bladder, diabetes,
dysocpsia, c iiMipation, kidney, nrinary and
bladder troubles, Kriphfs disease, tape wora s,
crooked limbs .ni l enlarged joiiits.club !oet, hiie
s welling, nervousness and ircueral debility, impo
tenry. lenct rrhea, pimples, blotc hes, cancer,
dropsy, gravel (licet, gonorrhoea, bjdrocele, h' art
d'sease. hsttr:a, st. Vitu- dance, paralysis,
ibeumutirm. cs tl ma. female weakness, etc.
All surgical operations performed.
Kpilej sy or fcts p sitive J enred.
Piles cured without pain, knife oreaustic.
B'ood aiid skti diseases cured by in.proved and
never fai'.iup; remedies
Eyes i ross eyes cured in one minute without
pain. Weak, watery eyes, dropbimg lids, granul
ated licis, sore eyes of any form, w ila hairs, cat
rraer. false pupils, spots, senm . turning in and
ont of lids
Ear Kosses and deafness, ulceration, dis
charges, polypus, etc.
Nose N'tsal catarrh, polyi.us of ibe nose, plas
tic opera' ions, etc. Dr. Walters can absolutely
and p rmanci tly cure any case of catarrh tbat
ever existed He honestly believes he can show
a greater record of eases f catarrh cured than all
other physicians in the state
Small tumors, cancers, warts, moles, etc.. re
moved without acids, knife, pain or scar. New
Ladies That "tired"' feelire and all the female
weaknesses are Drompt'y cured, Bloating, bead
aches, nervous prostration, general i.ebtlity,
sleeplessness, depression, indigestion, ovarlaa
lroubs, Inflammation and nlceiation, fulling and
displacements, siinal weakness, kidrey com
plaints, and change of life.
Oboakal Weakness Immediately enrsd amd
full vigor restored. This distressing affliction,
which renders life a burden and marriage impos
sible, is the penalty paid by the victim of impro
per infin'genco. The most chaste must acknow
ledge that tbe passions are the great magnet by
which the whole world is attracted, llestroy
them and what have wer Man is no longer inter
ested in the opposite sex; the interchange of tbat
blissful repose which now attracts and intereeti
the whole world exists no longer; n an ceases to
be what God made bin ; the world is no lorn er in
teresting to him, and remsrseanddi-appiintment
are bis constant companions. onsult Dr. Walter
at once, and yon will find the sjmpathy and re
lief thai yon positively require to be happy.
Rexember the date, and come early, as hit
rooms are always crowded wherever he goes.
Dr. Walter will return every four weeks dur
ing the year f 1893. Brtra; from two to four os.
of urine for chemical analysis.
Lyman P. Walter, M. D.,
1748 State St.. Chicago.
ALL CIND8 OF
Oast Iron Work
done. A epeclalty of furnishing aL kind
of Stoves with Castings a 6 aents
A MACHINE SHOP
lag been added Where all kinds of machine
work will be done first-class.
NINTH ST. ANI 7th AVE.
DOWNING SKUS., Propts.
Edwakd L. Eiamn. Clark H. Butobd
HA.MMATT & BUFORD.
A ROHITECrS, Rock Island, 111. Office Boom
r 41, Mitchell Lynde bonding.
GEO. P. ST ATJDUTT A R.
Place and superintendence for all class of
Bjobu 58 and 55, Mitchell A Lynde building
TAKB BLBTATOa .
"Would you know vrtry n pleasure
Gurfaces so beam?
r li If
Is i(e cans? or
SIB wmy 4 I f?fF4
J. B. ZIMMER,
and Leader ia StyT and workmanship, has received
FaLL STOCK Suitings and Overcoatings.
' 3 alt. and leave your"order.
iirAR Block Opposite Harper House;
tWTry our brand of SMOKED MEATS.
H. Tr email & Sons,
All telephone orders promptly filled. Telephone Ne. 1103. 1700 Third Ave .
First-class Hotel and Restaurant, Market Square,
back of Thomas' drugstore.
LUNCH COUNTER IN CONNECTION.
3fGood Rooms by day or night.
WM. GLASS, Proprietor.
A. BLACKBALL ,
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gent's Floe Shoe a specialty. B?m:risr done reatly and promptly.
A share of your patronage respectfully scaciied.
1618 Seccnd Arena. Rock Island, IU.
I hare Just received and o3er at my usu il popular prices the largest and best selected stoei ot
Plush and Leather fancy articles. Toys of every
selected stock of Decorated Chlnaware, China
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor etricL Builder,
Office and 8hop Corner Berenteentii 8t. , . "RM-'L-Tclortrl
and Berenth Ayenue, XVOCK. IblcUiU.
tVAU kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimates for all kinds of bnUdlcgt
furnished on application.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing dona on short notice and Mtuxaetloa; gnaranteed.
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PROTECT YOUR EYES 1
MR. II. HIRSCHBERG.
The well-Lnown optician of 6-i' Olive PI
(S. E. ror. 7:nanfl Olive). St. I)u;s, has
appointed T. fl.Themapae agent for hi
celebra'ed Isiumcnd Spectsrles ar;d Eye
glasses, aud also for his Dlamoi.d Nbc
Cbangeable tjectaclts aDd Kveelasfe"
The eissfes a.-e tte greatest iuvcr.tion '
evermude in spectacles. ty a pre per
cohm ruction of tne Ll a person pur
chssing a piir of tliee Son-Cbnneeable
Olasfes never ha to cbenpe tlicce glasses
from the eyes, and every fair purchased
Is guaranteed, so that if Ibey ever leave
the eyer (no matter how or scratched the
Lenses are) they will furnish the party
with a new-pair of tlses free of chares.
T.H.THOMAS hasa fnll assortment
snd invites all to satisfy themselvee
of the fTest superiority of these Glasses
over any and all others now in use to eal
and examine the same at T.U. Thomas',
druRgiBt aDd optician. Roc-; Island
No Peddlers Supplied.
description. Rocking horses and sleds. A well
and Bisque dolls.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third Ave.