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2 THE AHGUS, THURSDAY J AN IT A UY 19,1893.
PablMied Daily and Weekly at 18S4 Second
Avenne. Bock Island, l"u. .
J-W. POTTER, .
Tiling Daily EOe per month; Weekly 93.00
per annum; Is adrance (1 .to .
All communications of a critical or arjramenta
Mt character, political or reliirioos, must have
real name attacneo lor pool cation. No eoco
arOeics will be printed over flctitioaa algnatarea.
AnoTmoa coramnnicaiinn. not notloed.
Correapondrnee solicited from every townihlp
sou iBiaoa couou.
Thtjhsday. Jamuabt 1 1893
A train on the great NortQeru railroad
Tin int a Urge herd of aotelope near
Blackfoot, Mem., last week. Seren
were killed and the engine was disabled.
O tbat another had to be oDtained to
take the train on it journey.
Gov. Alto eld is gradually improving
and if be does net Buffer a relapse be
will be able to be at his office by the mid
die of the week. Dr. Fowler, the at
tending physician, says tbe governor
kas bad symptoms of bronchitis and that
exposure at this time would possibly re
sult in pneumonia. He is able to leave
his bed now, but any excitement would
tend to cause a relip-e.
Thk following poetic directions for ten
making are painted on many of the tea
pots used in the celestial empire: "On a
Blow fire seta tripod; fill it with clear
rain water. Boil it as long as it would
be net di d to turn fish white acd lobster
red; throw this upon the delicate leaves
of choice tea; let it remain ts Ions as the
yapor rises in a cloud. At your ease
-drink the pure liquor, which will chase
away the five CBUsea of trouble."
W have received copies of the holiday
editions of the Illustrated Buffalo, (N.
Y ) Express, which are marvels of typo
graphical acd mechanical neatness. Tbe
engravings are saperbly executed and
give the editions a tone of superiority
over ordinary illu.trawd publications.
The Express is certainly most admirably
equipped in the way of mHcbinery aort
general facilities for put liehiog a high
clars paper, such as tbe holiday edition
The gosBip is that both Gov. Alttjeld
and Congressman Cb!e will be candi
dates fo senatorial honors in 1894, and
that ex-State Treasurer Wilson will n
ter the race acd en mpe'e wi'h them for
favor in southern Illinois. Supporters
ef Mr Wilson aswrt thtt the governor i
pu'ting men in position with tbe view of
theirnvailability to help bim when the ntxi
legislature is to be elected Chicago
The names of Congretsmen -elect Hun
ter and Black are also freely used bj
"gossip" in the same connection. It is
ft little early to discuss a successor to
Senator Cullom. but if perchance his
name should be Cable, there would be no
cause for lamentations in the camp of
the militant young democracy of Illi
nois. For tbe time being, however, suf
flee it to say that we are "after fche'.by
The republicans in tbe legislature are
going through the form of fram nc con
gressional and senatorial apportionment
bills. Tbe schemes accord to Cook and
Lake counties seven congressional dis
tricts and to Cook county 18 senatorial
district. Rock Island county is placed
in tbe 10th congressional district, with
Whiteside, Mercer, Henry. Putnam, Stark
and Bureau . The senatorial plan leaves
Rock Inland and Henry counties together
as the 8Wt district. It is figured tbat
this scheme would give tbe democrats
eight senatorial districts in Cook county,
and tbe republicans six; in the state.dcm
ocrats 17. republicans 18. Thus it will
be observed that sbauld the republicans
be allowed to gerrymander tbe state, tbe
democrats would still have a majority of
ote on a joint ballot. Absorbing inter
est is centered in the forthcoming dem
ocratic bills, which will give an intelli
gent forecast of tbe apportionment leg
islation that will be enacted by this legislature.
She stood In the weird first twilight
By the Ore of the gypsy camp.
Surrounded by shadows, hnt startled
By the cra kle of horses' ircmp.
New Enulam!, blue eyuJ aril slrnder.
And Italy l.tiagard ar. l ..U;
The past had been spo!:en ti;e future
Tliose ominous lips should foretell.
"My husband." ahe blushed, "shall I aee hint
Ere the maples turn into gold?"
"Yonr huaba- id," she pondered, "yonr husband.
Ere olives e re picked you behold.
His face is ha adaome and manly.
His hand hi is the grasp of king;
Ask not boyo:id thia for the harvest,
Know only bow fair la the spring."
"In palace or cottage or castle.
In city or tc wn ah all we li vcV
Ah, daughter, you ask of the future
More than jou wish I should give.
If the hand U at shall guard and protect you
Has love in its press, ne'er complain;
Tour home shall be sweeter for dreaming.
Though you r castle's a castle in Spain."
Charles K. I Solton in Ladies' Home Journal.
The Sense of the Absurd.
A keen seme of the absurd is so little rel
ished by thoee who have it not that it is too
often considered solely as a weapon of of
fense, and not as a shield against the count
less ills tbat come to man through lack of
sanity and judgment. There is a well de
fined impression in the world that the sat
irist, like the devil, roams abroad, seeking
whom he may devour and generally devour
ing the best, whereas his position is often
that of the btsieged, who defends himself
with the sharpest weapons at his command
against a host of invading evils. There are
many things in life so radically unwhole
some that it is not safe to approach thera
save with laughter as a disinfectant, and
when people cannot laugh the moral at
mosphere gro vs stagnant and nothing is
too morbid, too preposterous or too mis
chievous to lieetwith sympathy and sol
emn assurnnos of good will.
This is why a sense of the ridiculous has
been justly tailed the guardian of our
minor morals, rendering men in some meas
ure dependent upon the judgments of their
associates and laying the biisis of that de
corum and prf priety of conduct which is a
necessary cond ition of human life, and upon
which is founded the great charm of inter
course betweei equals. From what pit
falls of vanity and self assurance have we
been saved by this ever watchful presence!
Into what aby-imal follies have we fallen
when she withholds her restraining band!
Atlantic Mot thly.
Served Ilitn Right!
A landed proprietor from the provinces
put up at a hotel in the Koniggratzer
strasse, Berlin. In course of conversation
he asked tho landlord how business was
prospering. "Just middling," was the re
ply. "The fact is the Berlin folks seem to
have got no rnoiey left," said the visitor as
he produced hi purse, from which he took
two hundred m u k notes, folded them into
a spill and ligh' ed his cigar with it. The
landlord and the company present looked
on in mute astonishment.
Meantime the hour of departure had ar
rived. Our country squire once more took
out his purse, paid his bill and counted
over his bank notes. It was now his turn to
be astonished, ior he found himself, it is
true, still in possession of a dozen hundred
mark "flanh" tides, which he kept by him
for the piirpost of playing oil his little
jokes, but he ha 1 burned the only two gen
uine notes he had with him. Tagliche
Auii tain and Rain.
It set'nis st ran -e that no animal, unless it
be the squirrel, seems to build itself a
shelter with the express object of keeping
oft the rain, vli h they all so much dislike.
Monkeys ure miserable in wet and could
easily build she ters if they had the sense
so do so. "As tl e creatures hop disconso
lately along in the rain," writes Mr. Kip
liug in hi.s "Ife'Ki-t and Man in India," "or
crouch on bram -lies, wilh dripping backs
set against the t.ee trunk ns shelter from a
driving storm, t liey have the air of being
very sorry for themselves." But even the
orang otttang, v hich builds a small plat
form in the trees on which to sleep at night,
never seems to t! ink of a roof, though the
Dyaks say that v hen it is very wet it covers
itself wilh the leaves of the pandauus, a
large fern. 1om on Spectator.
C'rarks on Dross.
There are indent all sorts of cranks on
the subject of run's furnishings. There
are those that mil have suspenders for
every pair of trousers a good idea and
they will all be costly, high class articles
and they will g.t even on neckwear or
some other phaas of attire. Then again
there are neckweur fiends and this class is
growing that w ill do with one pair of
ordinary braces wear low priced shirts
and go the limit that finer neckwear casts
in the leading siiops. Clothier and Fur
nisher. Training Ills Employer.
The story is told of an English butler, who
had been employe! in several Boston fami
lies, who got homesick here and went back
to London. Whe i he applied for a place
and showed his la .t recommendation dated
Boston he was t ld that no Englishman
wished to employ a fellow spoiled by lax
American method. So he has been driven
back to Boston, where he is nowsupposably
training his emph yerto lie severe with him
in the Kuglish fas.iion. 1 lost on Transcript.
Cleveland's Inaagnratlos fist.
Eight years hko the bat worn by Mr.
Cleveland at bis inauguration was mde
for bim by Peter Jetnsen. of Rochester.
A few weeks ago Mr CUveland receiy.d
aotber bat Torn Mr. J-bDsen, with tbe
request tbat it be worn at the inaugura
tion, Io reply Mr. Cleveland wrote 10 the
I e eived tbe bat safely and intended
to write you at once but through dvs
cbance tbe matter w-s overlm ked and at
a resuli I am making ibi mrdy acknow
ledgement. I am ernifl, d io tbink ihit
joujrempmber me s generously, and as
an evidence of jour es'eera the g'ft is
especi fly priz?d. Again thanking you.
I am with best winhes
The hat which Mr. Ov.lnd accepts
is number 7J in size. Is "J inches b eh
and wi'h a brim 1 inches wide. The
crown isslif.h'ly beli-nhaped and tbe hri n
is gracefully curled . On tbe lining of the !
hat is inscribed: I
Grover Clevelard Specially designed '
and manufactured by Peter Jehnsen.
Rochester, N. T.
Tbe president-elect's name is engraved
on a steel script plate in imitation of Mr. '
A child who hat
in California rushi
excitement the ot
thnt it "was growii
small boy, who in.
of the atmosphere.
noticed later in th
might upon the
monstrated with f
he explained, I'm
out of my inoulli."
with the Fog.
. never seen a fog except
t to liis fnoi.lipr in niiirlt
her morning to tell her
.g California." Ihesanie
d had the peculiar state
txnhiiiuil to him. was
i' di'.y blowing wit h all his
vindow pane. hen re-
ir (Illuming its ciiMiruesst
trying to net all this tog
New York I'ost.
The llinnur l)n::ie.
The "dinner dam e" is now more popular
than ever. There is one very obvious ad
vantage in this me: hod of giving a dunce in
that it makesasi iall nil air possible, and
there is no danger f giving offense to t he
ninety and nine v ho are necessarily leli
out of it. New Vu k Tribune.
What philately will be in the next cen
tury is a mystery that none can fathom, yet
If it makes the sain - strides in advancement
as it has the last lif y vents it will staud ou
the top round oi th ladder of fame.
Even within the present century a scholar
was known by his pale face, feeble liml
and dyspeptic stool joint product of tfie
famous "luiiiuitdit oil," foul air and Hubby
Ude says, "What Bacon was to philoso
phy, Dante to poetry, Angelo to painting,
Columbus to geography, Galilei to astron
omy, ftonthier was 1 o cooking."
Electricity, theoretical and applied, is
being taught in the evening classes at sev
eral scholastic and similar Institutions ut
An Embalmed Human Body, the Bemains
of a Snlelde.
Nobttte ast, Pa., Jan. 11 Fred Koch,
of this town, committed suicide in the
summer of 1886 by eating parts green.
Ilis body was found in a vacant lot on
Parade street and was removed to Bur
ton's undertaking rooms, where after the
coroner's inquest it was prepared for
burial. Instead of being put in a coffin
the body was allowed to rest upon a board.
No one appearing to claim the body, and
the poor authorities of the city doing
nothing for its final disposal, it was put in
one corner of a back room and allowed to
Was a Good Deal of a Mammy.
Embalming fluid has been injected into
the corpse, which arrested decomposition,
the body in time taking on the appearance
ot a mummy. Burton expected that Koch's
relatives would claim the body or pay for
its interment, but after waiting over six
years he became discouraged and report
ed the facts to the poor authorities. Lat
Friday an order was given him to place the
body in a cheap coffin and bury it on the
alms house farm.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN.
New President Inaugurated in the Pre
sence of a Thronf-
Madisos, Wis., Jan. IS. Charles Ken
dall Adams, D. D., was yesterday formally
Inaugurated as president of the Universi
ty of Wisconsin. A large crowd was pres
ent from points in the state.including dele
gations of alumni from Chicago and other
cities. The programme of the exercises
consisted of an invocation by Bishop Sam
uel Fallows, D. D., LL. D., of Chicago; an
address on behalf of the faculty by Profes
sor John C. Freeman, LL. D.; an address
on behalf of the students by Mr. H. II.
Jacobs, class '93; an address on behalf of
the alumni by James H. High, LL. D.,
Chicago; an address on behalf of other uni
versities by James. B. Angell, LL. D.,
president of the University of Michigan; au
address or behalf of the commonwealth by
Governor Peck; an address on behalf of the
regents by Hon. John Johnson, Milwaukee,
and the inaugural addres ,:-w;dert
Nut Knnugh for Allen.
OLVMPIA, Wo-.1i., Jan. 1. The assem
bly ballot for United Stales senator re
sulted: Allen (present incurnoent), 34:
Turner, IT; tirigkrs, Is; Tents, 9. The senate
vote was: Allen, 9; Turner, 15; Griggs, b
Fifty-seven ure necessary to a choice.
While it is over thirty years ago since
Al:coek"a Porous Piasters were first intro
duced to the medical prcftssien and
public, tbe marked success bdJ unp rece
Cented popularity which they met with
cot only continues, lut steadily increases
No other plasteis hive been introduced
wLI h gain so many testimonials of high
value as those continuou!y accorded to
Allcock's Porous Plasters and the ODly
mot.ve for thse exceptional tributes lies
in tbe fact of their being medioilant
pharmacutical preparation of superior
vi'ue. Additional proof of the true val
ne of Allege k's Porous Piasters lies in
tbe fa -t tbat they are being Urgely imi
tated by unsciupu'ous prisons, who seek
to deceive the public by offering plasters
which they claim to be the "same,"
"equal." "as good," "better," "best
porous p'aster,'" etc,, wl.i'.e it is ia gener
al appearance only tbat they resemble
Allcock's. Eery one of the so-called
porsus planers are imitations of All
cock's Porous Plasters.
Avoid dealers who attempt to p'alm off
inferior and worthless pias'e8 tbat are
purchased by tkem at low rates for the
purpose of substitution.
A That Failed.
A yu:i:ig man who was to make his first
political s;ett li arranged with a friend in
the audience that, at the first indication ol
embajTassment on the part of the speaker,
he should pretend to have a fit, so that dur
ing the excitement created the speaker
should have time to recover. The night
came. The young speaker began to stam
mer. The chum, silting in the second row
of the audience, started a twitching of face
aud jerking of muscles that was a very good
imitation of a man about to fall in a fit.
But it happened that next to the pretended
sick man sat a doctor. Me at once began au
examination, and within two minutes, ris
ing angrily to his feet, he said to the curi
ous crowd: "Gentleman, this man is no
more sick thau you are. His illness is
wholly pretended and doubtless is simu
lated for the express purpose of preventing
our bright young friend," pointing to the
man ou the platform, "from finishing his
speech." The crowd got inad. They ham
mered him and pounded him, tore lis
clothes aud threw him down two flights of
stairs to the street. San Francisco Argo
Itelief In Divining Rods.
Of the wielders of the divining rod there
are still many surviving specimens, who in
many cases claim a kind of hereditary gift
in the use of the hjizel twig, but they are
not generally in a position which suggests
much HC(uaintai.ce with treasure, buried
or otherwise, and their services are chiefly
sought by well sinkers and others seek i ng
for subterranean springs, for the discovery
of which the divining rod is equally effica
cious. Yet many old miners and metal
seekers and people who ought to know
sonn thing about the mutter have consid
erable faith in the divining rod for the dis
covery of veins Df ore and metallic treas
ures generally. Judging by results the
old fashioned practitioners of the quasi
black arts are at least as trustworthy ns
the modern scientific specialist, who appears
so imposing!- cm the modern mining com
pauy's piospt ctus. All the Year Hound.
An Eminent Silver Honafactarer.
The men and women who are employed
as clerks in large establishments are pro
vided, as a clasfk with a larger degree oi in
telligence . than aiost wage earners, and
possess as good fund of general informa
tion as most people. Now and then, how
ever, one meets with a salesman or sales
woman who fails to come up to the require
ments in the particulars mentioned, but
who endeavors to cover up the deficiency by
assuming a knowledge when they have it
not, if the misquotation may be pardoned.
Friday a lady who is well known in soci
ety circles and who ia afflicted to an exas
perating degree with nearsightedness vis
ited one of the big houses here that deals
in everything from thread to thermometers
to purchase some of the silverware which
she had noticed advertised at attractively
moderate prices. Entering the department
devoted to silverware, ahe was waited on by
a young saleswoman, and after finding
what she desired inquired, after attempting
to decipher the trademark:
"Who is the maker of this ware?"
"Oh, the same," cheerily responded the
"The same?" repeated the customer.
"Probably you do not understand ma I
mean what is the name of the manufac
turer of these forks and spoons?"
The young woman gazed at her interlocu
tor commiseratingly for a moment aid then
remarked in a pitying tone:
"Why, madam, there is only one manu
facturer of silverware Bterlingt" Wash
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh That
as mercury will surely des'roy the rense
of tmell and completely derange the
whole system when enterirg it through
the mucous surfaces. Such articles
should never be nsed except on prescrip
tions from reputable citizens, as the dam
age they will do is 10-fold lo the good
you can possiMy derive from them.
Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F
J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no
mercury, and is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous suf
fices of the system. In buying Hail's
Catarrh Cure be sure you get tbe genu,
ice. It is taken internally, and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co.
tySold by Druggists, price ?5c per
An Kasy Way to Remove Stumps.
Rotting tree stumps maybe easily re
moved in this way: W ith a l-inch auger
bore a hole in the center of the stump
about eighteen inches deep, and put in
twenty ounces of saltpeter, fill the hole
with water and plug it tight. In the
spring take out the plug, pour into the
hole a half pint of crude petroleum and set
it on fire. The stump will burn and smol
der to the end of the roots, leaving nothing
but ashes. Exchange.
BbeematitBi tareo l. allav.
"Mvslic Cure" for Rheumaism and
Neurnlgia radically cures in one to three
days. I;s cciiim upon the pystem is te
mark able and mysterious. It rt moves at
once the cause and tbe disease immed
i ttol , .li.Hi-,-rears . The first dote greatly
bencSts. Warranted by O.lo Grotjao,
druijtisi, R tk Iland.
CSAtTHED TEN MONTHS,
'"i i A tTCfiWesorna skin disease
J cause! me to scratch for ten
iay month-i, anl has bien
,-..ied by a few days' uso of
II. II. Wolff, Uncr Marlboro, Md
I w.:s rr.red 3cvoral years ago of white swelllr
u :r.y leg by usin C?5!53?5Si! an have had r.o
ij-nptomsf.f re BSRS?iS turn tl:e is"
v.r-a. S'any prominent physicians attended me
i-j 1 nil failed. b;:t S. S. S. did the work.
Vwt. 'W. Kiukpathick, Joiinsoa 'Jity, Tenu.
Treatise on Tlcod ar.d Skin Dis
eases ru oiled free.
Swift Specific Co ,
Ca arrh in the Head.
Is undoubtedly a disease of tbe blood,
and as such only a reliable hlord rurifjr
can effect a perfect cure. Hoc d's Satsa
pariila is the best blood purifier, and it
htis cured many severe capes of catarrh
It gives an appetite acd buiida up the
Hood's Pills act e pecially upon the
liver rousing it from torpidity to its na
tura! duties, cure constipation and asfist
ueneral iiucler's brain weighed tour
ounces more than Daniel Webster's. His
death was caused by the bursting of a small
artery in his brain, except foi which, caused
by a fit of coughing, he might have lived
for years, for all his internal organs were
in excellent condition.
Tbe funeral of Mrs Alfred Neus, of
Chicago, w8 held from tbe Baptist
church at Geaeseo this afternoon, W. O.
Negus bCComDanying tbe remains from
Chicago and attending tbe services.
This Precious Ointment is the
triumph of Scientific Medicine.
Nothing has ever been produced to
equal or compare with itasacuKATrrx
and healing application. It has been
osed 40 years and always affords relief
and always gives satisfaction.
Cures PiLF.s or Hemorrhciik - External
or Internal, Blind or Bleeding Itching and
Burning; Cracks or Fissures; Fistula in Ano;
Worms of the Rectum. The relief is imme
diatethe cure certain.
WITCH liAZL OIL
Cures Burns, Scalds and Ulceration and
Contraction from Burns. The relief is instant
Cures Boils, Hot Tumors, Ulcers, Fis
tulas, Old Sores, Itching Eruptions, Scurfy
or Scald Head. It is infallible.
Cures Inflamed or Caked Breasts and
Sore Nipples. It is invaluable.
Price, 50 Cents. Trial size, gc Cents.
Sold br OruxiHU, or Mat poM-l oa ncll ol prioa.
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It is pure, unadulteratei and p-p
if-ii iaar vbL-nndinv i wwerc nfto hUF'mAi
IT IS INVALUABLE. IN IITCKEN &LMh.DvR7
Sold by all Gcers.
avpolnted T U. Tl on a- , Q,
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t'faangei.b!e -eclacl c sr.; "rw
i us n-nr ee ate the j,., ','-!
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the eer (no mailer l.ovi r.,
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and Invite" all to e'j,f,
ol the preat Fni -ri.)rit t
over any and all others ;,n i, "w"
and eiftmine ihe Fr.r.ie ai t !l i.
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Ho Peddlern Sncpllaj
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THE WELL KNOWN
and Leader in Styles and workmaiiebip, La reiiT(rd
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SraR Block Opposite Harper HoreK.
STry our brand of SMOKED IvIEATS.
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All telephone orders prom ptly filled. Telephone N. 1103. 1700 Third A
First-class Hotel and Restaurant, Market Square,
back of Thomas' drugstore.
LUNCH COUNTER IN CONNECTION.
3F"Good Rooms by day or night.
WM. GLASS, Proprietor
Manufacturer of all klnde of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Sofa Fine Shoe a ipeciaJty. r?clrrinione aeatlj and promptlj.
A ail are of yonr patnmage reapectrally acJclted.
1818 Second A.enu R"rk Isinid, E.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money bv buying yonr Crockery, Glassware Cd
lery, Tinware. Woodware and Brushes, at tLe Old and
Reliable 5 and 10 Cents Store.
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