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THE A KG US, THUKSDA i JANUAKY 5, 1893.
Published Dally and Weekly at lest Second
Avenue, Bock Ialand. n.
J- W. Potter,
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ertleles will be printed over flctitioua algnatnre.
Anoymona communications not noticed.
Correapondenee eollcited from every township
in Bock Inland county.
Thursday, January 5, 1893.
The Chicago Inter-Ocean pajs Bditor
Henry Watteraon, of the Louisville Courtier-Journal,
the following fitting compl!
It la the country and Mr. Cleveland's
tniBfortune that such a man as Henry
Watterson "is too poor to accept a Cab
inet position." The colonel has the hon
esty the integrity, patriotism and brains
requislt for such a place and they should
go a long way in advance of money.
To which Mr. Watterson makes reply in
the following characteristic manner:
Well, so they should; but the lack of
money, though a serious drawback, is
least f the objections Mr. Watterson
has to the idea of taking
office, whose servitude, insecurity
of tenure and dependence have always
had for him a kind ef terror. After a
man has shown himself wholly unfit for
anything else, it will be time enough to
lend him to Washington.
Thx Chicago Herald enumerates a va
riety of things that congress should do at
the present session. Among them is the
This congress should paBS a joint reso
lution submitting to the state legislatures
an amendment to the constitution pre
scribing a better and safer mcde of elect
ing the president and vice president, sub
stantially as proposed by Mr. Springer.
This should be submitted as a separate
proposition and not coupled with a pro
vision changing the length of the presi
dential and congressional terms or mak
ing tbe president elieible for a second
term. The mode of choosing president
and vice president has been made the
subject of discussion for years, and con
gress ought to be able to agree upon a
satisfactory one between now and tbe 4'h
of March. It is desirable that it should
(to so in order ihat the state legislatures
may have time to act before the election
Thousands of democrats will gather at
Springfield on January 10th to witness
the imposing inaugural ceremony, and
enjoy tbe festivities of thediy and nigbt.
At one o'clock in the afternoon there
will be a grand street parade of uniform
ed marching clubs and militia companies.
Democratic clubs over the state will
participate, and the Imposing array of
uniformed marchers will be led by tbe
famous Fuilman band of 50 pieces.
It is estimated that 5,000 marchers and
20 bands will constitute the parade. At
the conclusion of the street pageant the
state officers will be escorted to the capi
tal, where the inauguration will take
place promptly at 2 p m. In the even
ing the brilliancy of the festivities will
be beyond comparison. At 7 p. m the
flambeau clubs will illuminate with a
glare of red while parading the principal
streets. The entire line of march will be
one stream of red fire, and rockets and
Roman candles will set the heavens on
fire. When the shades of night fall the
magnificent capitol building will be res
splendent In many colored lights, and
within may be seen decorations of trop
ical plants of every variety and in great
abundance. In the governor's reception
room, the reception will begin at 8
o'clock, and every citizsn of Illinois is
cordially invited to participate. The re
ception is not to be a full dress affair,
but will be democratic socially as well as
Superstition About Drowned Bodies.
Superstition everywhere has many curi
ous modes of recovering the body of a
drowned person. The universality of this
form of superstition is shown by the fact
that in one form or another It is shared in
this country by white man and Indian
Sir James Alexander, in his account of
Canada, tells us: "The Indians imagined
that in the case of a drowned body its
place may be discovered by floating a chip
of cedar wood, which will stop and turn
round over the exact spot. An instance
occurred within my own knowledge in the
case of Mr. Lavery, of Kingston Mill,
whose boat overset and himself drowned
near Cedar island, nor could the body be
discovered until this experiment was re
sorted to." Notes and Queries.
Same Mature is a Good Book-keeper.
She don't let a stay long in her debt before we
settle for what we owe her. Bbe gives as a few
years' atace at the moat, but the reckeniDg eure
ly comes. Have yon neglected a eongh ox al
lowed roar blood to grow impure without heed
ing the warnings? Be wise in time, and get the
world famed Dr. Fierce' Golden Medical Dis
covery, which ceres as well as promises. As a
blood renovator, a lung ; healer, and a core for
scrofulous taints, it towers above all others, as
Olympus oveitops a mole hill. To warrant a
commodity Is to ba honorable and above decep
tion, and a guarantee is a symbol of honest
dealing. Ton get it with every bottle of the
'Disoevery " By druggists.
The state of Massachusetts was named
from tbe bay of that name. The origin of
she word Massachusetts is from the Indian
word "massa," great "wadehuash," moun
tain or hills, and the suffix, "et," meaning
at or near. .
No flowery rhetoric can tell the merit
of Hood's Barsaparilla as well as the
BUY A C.OOD BRUSH.
Folnt-. About the Selection of an Im
plftment of tbe Painting Trade.
Whva a painter buys a poor brush, he is
very much like t le man who takes in
counterfeit money for the genuine article
either a poor judge or too careless of bis
own interest, or too confiding in his fellow
man to look at it closely. Now, my boy,
here are two propo-titions which I wish to
impress upon your mind: First, that it is
of the utmost impcrtnnce to you that yon
buy and use the besi. brushes in the market;
second, that uine-.enths of the brushes
Kept in the retail stores are not worth tak
ing as a free gift, liecause no matter how
well skilled yon r.u y be a poor, ill shaped
brush will retard ; our progress and in p.
measure spoil your work.
I have no doubt but brushes are oftctl
ruined by careless and improper usage, but
judging from long i-xperience and observa
tion I am led to believe that more of theru
are spoiled in tbe m. iking than by improper
handling. There are two very important
points to bear in riind when selecting a
brush: First, is it well made? and second,
is it good material?
nere is a fine l&o'ans brush with long,
heavy bristles. Buy it for you? Xo, my
lad; in this case be: uty is only skiu deep,
and the name of tho maker or recommen
dation of the salesman is not safe to go
by. Trust only toj your own judgment or
to the judgment of some one qualified to
buy for you. Open this brush and look nt
the filling. What is it? Kcbo answers.
"What?" It certai nly is not good, honest
wearing bristles. Ii' you soak this filling
in water it will no tiore stand alone than
a wet rag.
The question wh-ther it is lmir, wood
filler, Florida grass or what not cuts no
figure, because it v. atr soaks and workB
more like a mop than like a good bristle
brush. It has a gcod fringe of good bris
tles on the outside, but they fail to do
their own part of tin; work and at the same
time furnish the siring for the worth
less filling, and the result is it splits and
wears to a saw tooth edge. I am speaking
now of the whitewash and calcimine
brushes. There is not enouprh good stock
in such a brush ten inches wTde to make a
good 3-inch wall brush, and yet they are
sold at prices which ought to buy a fairly
If there is any one poor brush which I
despise more than another, it is a shedder,
which, like a sick cat, keeps on shedding
the year round. It is surprising to see
how many hairs such a brush can shed and
seem to grow no smaller. If you find a
brush has many loose bristles in it just
make up your mind -hat there are more to
follow and don't buy it. Don't delude
yourself with the idea that you can soak it
up and make it lio.d. Such a brush will
go back on you soom r or later. One of the
most desirable tiling about a brush is a
To hold a good poiut a brush must have
good filling. Take, for instance, a flat
chiseled brush; its ohlef value is a good
edge or point; but as they are usually
made with all the good bristles on the out
side and the poor ones in the center, the
poorstufi forms tbe point except a little
on the corners. The soft stuff in the cen
ter will wear down faster than the good
stock on the outsid ), and the brush will
soon become a stub, unfit for cutting iu
colors or for anything else.
A brush of any kir d should have a good
cutting edge, and to .lo good, durable serv
ice should Imvcgoot: s'k iu the center,
because whether grcunowii or chiseled
by wear the center m ikes the point. When
tbe point is gone th brush is a stub, and
that will soon Lap u when a brush is
filled, like this, witu short, uneven, in
ferior bristles. Ever painter should be a
good judge of a br ish, and exercise his
judgment and take n man's word for it.
It is well to remember, my boy, that it
costs you more in time to wear out a poor
brush than it does to burn it up and buy a
good one. If brushm ikers must use short,
uneven stuff in their brushes I prefer to
have it on t he outside, and the good bristles
in a body across the center, to give me an
even and good wea -ing point. We are
using too many poorly filled and badly
made brushes, which are dear to us at any
price. Let us kick. Painting and Dec
orating. Japan Judas Tree.
Every one knows ' the Judas tree. A
species grows in the south of Europe, and
popular tradition ha called it the Judas
tree, from a tradition that it was the tree
on which Judas hung himself after having
betrayed the Saviour. It is said tbe flowers
were white before, but, as if the tree itself
was shocked at the enormity of tbe offence
of Judas, its flowers f rever afterward be
came red as blood. The European species
is called Ccrcis siliqmtstrum. In America
there is also a species of Judas tree, which
is Cercis canadensis. It makes a consider
able sized tree, although usually seen more
as a bush or shrub. Icvery much resem
bles the Judas tree of Europe, but the
flowers are paler, and there are of course
some other botanical differences.
From Japan we have now another
species, or rather it lu a been in cultivation
for the past twenty years, more or less, but
is yet not as well known as it deserves to
be. It is much dwarfsr than the forms of
Europe and Americii, and has much
larger, thicker and more shining foliage.
The two species above seem to be a mass of
flowers in early spring, and on this account
one has been called i l America "red bud
tree," but the beauty of these can in no
way compare with that of this Japau
species. Meehan's Mcnthly.
Two Badly Tuuled Ladle..
Vernet, the French painter, wa3 once
traveling from Versa lies to Paris in the
same compartment with two ladies whom
he had never seen bt fore, but who were
evidently acquainted with him. They ex
amined him very mint telyand commented
upon him quite freely. The painter was
annoyed and determined to put an end to
the persecution. As the train passed
through the tunnel of St. Cloud the three
travelers were wrnppe 1 in complete dark
ness. Vernet raised the back of his hand to his
mouth and kissed it twice violently. Ou
emerging from the obtcurity he found that
the ladies had withdrawn their attention
from him, and were glaring contemptu
ously at each other. Presently tluy ar
rived at Paris, and Vernet on leaving
them said, "Ladies, I shall be puzzled all
my life by the inquiry, which of these two
ladies was it that kissed me?" San Fran
Inventions lit Belgium.
Belgium has furnished many unique in
ventions, and in that eiuntry it seems nec
essary only to possess an idea in order to
get it patented.no matter whether it be
practical or useless. The year 1875 was
particularly prolific in the latter kind.
During that year a 1 ielgian patented an
automatic elevator fo: elevating the host
during the Roman Ca Jiolic service. The
- Telling the Depth of Water by Ear.
About two years ago I wished to know
from time to time the rate at which a river
was rising after a fall of rain. The river
was at a considerable distance from the
spot wftere its height was to be known.
By mcajiis of the combination of two organ
pipes and a telephonic circuit I have been
able to make the required measurement
within rather close limits. At the river
station an organ pipe was fixed vertically
in an inverted position, so that the water
in the river acted as a stopper to the pipe,
and the rise and fall of tbe water deter
mined the note it gave when blown by a
small bellowi driven by a very small wte?
A microphone was attached to the upper
end of the organ pipe; this was in circuit
with a wire leading to a town Btation at
some distance; at the town station there
was an exactly similar organ pipe, which
could be lowered into a vessel full of water
while it wns sounding. By means of thft
telephone the note given by the pipe at tla
river was clearly heard at the town sta
tion; then the organ pipe at this station
was lowered or raised by hand until H
gave the same note. The lengths of the
organ pipes under water at the two stations
were then equal, so that the height of the
water in the distant river was known.
The determination can be made in less
than a minute by any one who can recog
nize the agreement of two similar notes.
The arrangement when first tested was so
placed that the height of water at two
places near together might be easily com
pared. I found that a lad with an aver
age ear for tnnsical sounds was able to get
the two heists to agree within one-eighth
of an inch of each other, while a person
with an educated ear adjusted the instru
ment immediately to almost exact agree
ment. The total height to be measured
was seventeen inches. A difference of tem
perature at the two stations would make
a small difference in the observed heights.
The organ pipes were of square section
and made of metal to resist the action oi'
the water. Frederick J. Smith in Nature.
AVonelers of Physical Kncrgy.
The physical energy of force sometimes
pxerted by the human body has long been
known to be of the most astounding na
ture, but no one, prior to the tabulations
made by Ilr. Bucheister in 1890, ever took
the trouble to put that exerted force be
fore the people in figures that could be un
derstood. The doctor "supposes" things
in this way: Supposing a mountaineer
weighing 103 pounds is making the ascent
of a peak 7.000 feet bigh. To begin with,
he must expend an amonnt of physical
force equal to that found by multiplying
his weight by the heitrht to be ascended.
Iu the case assumed, a weight of 1GS
pounds, multiplied by a height of 7,000
feet, equals 1,170,000 foot pounds; or, in
other words, 1,170,000 pounds have to be
lifted one foot. I
But this is :iot all. The contractions of
the muscles of the benrt. have to be taken I
into account, which is represented by four I
foot pounds of work with each contraction, j
the pulsations of on mui.t tie::rt being
about seventy-two per minute; in ascend
ing heights it is much greater. But as
suming 100 beats of the pulse per minute,
for simplicity of calculation, this would
give 400 foot pounds per minute, or 24,000
foot pounds per hour, or 120,000 foot pounds
for the five hours supposed to be required
for ascending the 7,000 feet. For expan
sion and contraction of chest and other
muscles a f urther item of 30,000 foot pounds
must le added. Thus we find the total
work performed during five hours of moun
tain climbing to be equal to 1,33,000 foot
pounds, not counting other forces exerted,
which Dr. Bucheister says will run the
grand total up to l.SSO.OOO foot pounds.
St. Louis Republic.
The source of meteoric stones has great
ly puzzled scientists. Many have supposed
them to be projected from lunar volcanoes
to such a distance as to come within range
of the earth's attraction; others have given
them a terrestial volcanic origin. The gen
erally received opinion is that of Laplace,
who supposed them to be masses of matter,
small planets in fact, revolving around
the sun and coming vthin the earth's at
traction. This opinia is carried out by
the fact that showers of meteors occur at
periodical intervals in August and Novem
ber. It has been calculated that of mete
ors bright enough to be visible to the naked
eye on a clear, moonless night the number
that enter our atmosphere cannot be less
than 7,500,000, and if those that would be
visible iu a telescope are included, at least
As there is no reason to believe that the
region in which our earth moves is more
thickly beset with meteoric bodies than
other parts of the solar domain, and as the
space through which tbe earth sweeps in
a day is a mere point compared with the
whole extent of that domain, the total
number of these bodies that must exist
around the sun is beyond conception. The
hundreds of millions yearly burned up in
our atmosphere (the ashes of which add,
it is estimated, 1,000 tons weight to our
earth in three years) will never be missed.
Hia Best Bole.
They were discussing the amateur theat
ricals of the previous evening, and Tbespis
was bewailing the hard luck that had
brought on a violent headache and pre
vented his appearance.
"Do you know, old boy," be said confi
dentially, "that was to have been the ef
fort of my life. I bad the love scene down
fine, and Mildred's heart must have been
of stone if she failed to see that I was in
earnest. I was willing to stake everything
on the result, for I was confident she would
accept me the moment the curtain went
down. And to think that my usual hard
luck would step in just when all my hopes
were aliout to be realized."
"I beard Mildred refer to your nonap
pearance," remarked Fayer.
"You did t And what "did she say f "
"Said you performed an act of charity by
uot coming on." New 1"ork Eveuing Sun.
Had Sent the Fellow to Prison.
Mr. Ilaniond, a successful Unionist can
didate, in his capacity as police magistrate
in Newcastle is very well known among
the people. While Mr. Ilaniond was ad
dressing the people, a voice from the crowd
bellowed forth, "Get your hair cut,
Charlie," Adjusting his spectacles and
fixing an imperturbable look upon the in
dividual, he retorted with splendid sang
froid, "My friend, if I am not mistaken, I
have been the means of your having your
hair cut before today." London Letter.
Millions of Acrea of Timber.
Tmmty millions of acres of land in the
state of Washington are covered with a
growth of wood which will cut an'
average of 25,000 feet of merchantable
lumber per acre. Much of it in the vicinity
of Port Crescent will cut an average of
100,000 feet and more to the acre, while
jingle trees are common t tm tw ij lc n t
A tronblesome skin disease
caused mo to scratch for ten
moat.hs, and has boon
urcd by a few days' use of
JJ. II. Wolff, Upper Marlboro, Md
I rras cured several years ago of white swelling
u 7 leg br using Jwjpjgn and cave had r.o
. r.:itorna of ro turn of tto Ciz-
. tsc. Many prominent physicians attended nio
. -V. a":l failed, bat S. S. S. did the work.
v. KlttRFAriiCK, Johnson City, Tjnn.
Treatise on Diced and kin Dls
:ascs mr.iled free.
Swift Specific Co.,
oil irooi Diseases
Successfully Treated Upon the
Latest Scientific Principles.
No Experiments cr False Represe ata-
tions. ;onsuitatien, n.xaminat:o!i
ar.rl Advice Free and Confidential-
At Hirper Horse Saturday,
I7-is 1) d yecr ofcxj er'rtce in the largest lopi
tl in the Cfnr.tiy and is a k riailunte oi acventl of
the l:est coileyt h in the United 8u t s. am ha
ju t returned from a tour of the largeet h to tfl
In Europe, where lie ha b,en stndj ina tie la cst
and most improved methoeaof tremiLg the dis-ea-'ce
of hlcta he makes a specinlty.
lie ha tad year of experience prior to his
European trip, anri is well known in this vicin ty
as he hB curei hundred in vonrcily and vicin
ity, in the Utt three ear. lie takes no mcur
able dleapex, liut hug cured bnndrev,ho have
been aivtn up as incnmble by lmai physicians.
Acute mc chroiic catarrb, chr nic diarrhoea,
painful or suppreoed mei etrnat on, inilsmation
ot the womb, it,flan ation of thebladdtr. diabetes,
dyspepsia, constipation, kidney, minary and
bladder trocblcs. Brieht's disease, tape wora s,
crooked limbs and enlar ed jomts.club oc t, bite
swelling, nervousness and freuernl debility, im po
tency, lencrrrhea, pimples, blotches, ennctr,
dropsy, gravel pleet, gonorrhoea, hjdroceie, hi art
disease, h; pterin. M. Vitus dance, paralysis,
rhi um.iti-m. ssti ma, female weakness, etc.
All Mimical operations performed.
Knilepvy or fits positively cured.
Piles cured w ithout pain, knife or caustic.
H ood and skin diseases cured by in prove dand
never tailing remedle-
Evrs ross eyes cured in one minute without
pain. Weak, watery eyes, droppimg lids, granul
ated lids, sore eyes of any form, wil 1 hairs, cat
rract. false pupils, sdois. scum,, turning In and
out of lids
R Xosscs and deafness, ulceration, dis
charge", polypus, etc.
rose sal caurrn, polvpua of the nose, plas
tic opera ions, etc. Dr. Walters CAn ahsnlntvlv
and permanently cure any case of catarrh that
ever existed. He nonesily believes be can show
a irreater record of rases ,.f raturrh rnwi) than n
other physicians in the state
r-niaa tumors, cancers, warts, moles, etc., re
moved without acids, knife, pain or scar. New
Ladibs That "tired" feeling and all the female
weaknesses arc Drompt'y cured, Bloating, head
aches, nervous prostration, general oebility,
sleeplessness, depression. Indigestion, ovarian
troubles, inflammation and alceiation, falling and
displacements. SLinal weakness, kldn.i aim.
plaints, and change of life.
viusasal WBAK.ME8S immediately cured and
full vigor restored. Thia distressing affliction,
which renders life a burden and marriace imnna.
aible, is the penalty paid by the victim of impro-
TOrmuuirtucf. me most cnaste must acunow
leage that tbe pasaiona are the great magnet by
Which the whole world ia attracted. llMhni
them and what have weT Han it no longer lnrer-
rncu iu iue opposite sex; ine interchange or that
blissful repose which now attracts and Interests
the wbole world exists no longer; man cease to
be what God made him; the world is no lorn er in
teresting to him, and tetnerseanddi appointment
are bis constant companions. C onsnlt Dr. Waker
at once, and yon will find the sympathy and re
lief that yon positively require to be happy.
Remember the date, and come earlv. aa hia
rooms are always crowded wherever he goes.
r. nauer win return every lour weeks cur
ing the year f 1893. Brir.a; from two to four os.
of urine for chemical analysis.
Lyman P. Walter, M. D.,
t78 State St.. Chicago.
-ALL KINDS 07-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing aL kinds
of 9toycs witb Caeunga a 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
ias been added wbere all Kinds of mackina
work will be done first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING 3KUS.t Propts.
Dr. Renison's Sellable Remedy, ramoua every
wnere among; the ladies aa safe, prompt aa
eJectnal Theoricinai avoma' talvalio. Price
$1 sent di9ct, sealed; information free. Address
Uaton Medical Co., Boatm, Mass.
''III IfWslWr J1
Would you know
pATENTE 0 JuLY(g, sri585
J. B. ZIMMER,
and Leader in Sty Ks and workman ship, has received
FALL STOCK ji Suitings and OTercoaings.
" 3a lt, ard leave yenr cider.
Star Block Opposite Harper Hotjsk:
-&WTry our brand of SMOKED MEATS.
H. Treman & Sons,
All telephone orders promptly filled. Telephone Ne. 1103. I 1700 Third Ave.
First-class Hotel and Restaurant, Market Square,
back of Thomas' drugstore.
LUNCH COUNTER IN CONNECTION.
ISPGood Rooms by day or night
WM. GLASS, Proprietor.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Seat's Ptas Shoe a specialty. EfTwlrlug dona neatly and promptly.
A share ef yonr patronage respectfullj soJcited.
1818 Second A.Tenu, Rock Island, 111.
I hare jnst reoelred and offer at my usml popular prices the largest and beat selected stock of
Plnsh and Leather fancy articles. Toys of erery description. Cocking horns and sleds. A well
aelected atock of Decorated CMnaware, China and Biaqne dolls.
MRS. C. XHTSCH'S. 1314 Third ve.
Office and Shop Comer Seventeenth St.
ana seventh Avenue,
"All kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Flans and estimates for all kinds of building
furnished on application.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
, All Kinds oi Carpenter Work Done
wiry wittj pleasure
uunaces so beam?
W . . ... - . J r r i sr' ''f wf: vy .
For all sorts of cleaning E7'
it ncer comes amiss.
& Co. Chicago.
PROTECT YOUR EYES 1
MR. H. HIRSCHBERG;
The well-known optician of k.99 't'.'.ve St
( S. K. cor. 7i hand Olive). St. Lou, hi
a; pointed T. fl.Tnomar&s agent for hie
celebrated Diamond Sped acles and Eve
glasees, and also for his Diamond Xoe.
t'hsngeable fct-cctacles and Eytt-.ae
The eiastes are tLe greatest ir!tt!o
ever made in spectacles. Kv a prcpet
construction oi the Lets a porsoc put.
chasing a pair of these Non-C'hanreible
li lasses never has to chant e tbecc Riassef
from the eyes, and every t air i nrihae
Is guaranteed, so that if they ever leave
the ever (no matter how or scratched the
Lenses are) they will fnrnieh the pvtj
with a new pair of tlasses tree of charge
T. H. THOMAS hasa full asontneiit
and invites all to satlsfv theme!vet
of tbe great superioritj of these liiassti
over any and all others now In u-e to c&I
and examine the same at T.H. Thomas',
druggist and optician. Hoes Island