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XHgAJiGtJS. TUESDAY. , JANUARY 2, 1893.
V ClTY V,H AT. lOper company. Jle will be tnccecdedjrt X-IM T II I . AT. I T i f - Wl m
rabttahed Ditty and Weekly at lflM Second
Avenue, Koek Island. C.
J W- Potter,
Tun-Daily BOc per month; Weekly W.00
All eemmnnlcatloni of a critical or arjrameMa
ttr. character, political or relUrlone, mart have
real aame attached for nubl:eatton. No aoch
anicies will oe pnuiea over K ' , 6
Oorreipoadniee Mliclted f rou every towmahlp
a bock isiana counvj .
Wbdkesday. Januabt 25, 1893.
Mb. Wahamaker's Columbiana stamp
will looner or later drive the people to
strong licker. Bo ea-f tbe Freeport Bnl
Whkk Col. Watterson 'selection to the
senate is finally announced, the star-eyed
goddess will be excused if she desires to
slip eft to some secluded spot and execute
a skirt dance.
Govkenor J. P. Altgeld and a party
of triends started yesterday morning for
Asheville, X. C, where tbe governor will
remain for a time in hopes of benefitting
his health. The resort is in a mountain
ous region in the western part of North
Carolina and possesses as equable climate
aa that of Los Anseles. Many wealthy
people from the eastern and New England
states have winter residences there. Oae
of tbe Yanderbilt families has an exten
give residence at Asherille, with grounds
including thousands of acres. The air
is pure, healthful and balmv, and above
all, the place affords tLe quiet and seclu
sion which the governor so much needs.
If there are any prominent or even
medicore statesmen In the countrygwho
have cot experienced the delights of a
cabinent boom they should take advan
tage of the time between the present and
the 4th day of March, next, and indulge
in the pastime. There is neither expense
por danger connected with the modern J
6abinet boom, and the quantity of politi-l
cal advertising to be derived cannot be !
computed in an off-band manner. There
are various stales af fliating a cabinet
boom. Versatility appears to be the
strong point with those political brokers
who enter orders for dragging politicians
out of obscurity and thrusting them
under the electric light of publicity. No
matter as to the period, these experts
can devise a plan to brush off the ml 1
and will guarantee at least two d-ys and
nights of balking in tbe sunlight of pub
lic wonder and admirati' i n view of
the slight expense attached to this mode
of political advertisement it is sheer non
sense for the most humble politicises to
remain in obscurity.
Tavey and his Accounts.
There is little doubt says tbe Chicago
Post that the conduct of cx-Auditor
Pavey in abstracting tbe cash books
which show the receipts end expendi
tures in tbe insurance and banking de
partments of the office during bis term of
service will lead to an investigation,
either by the legislature or the court.
Auditor Gore has discharged his duty, in
part at least, by putting the facts in tbe
case in the possession of the attorney
general and is willing to co-operate with
the efficer and tbe governor iu whatever
course tbey may decide to should be
taken. Prominent democrats take tbe
position that suit ought to be instituted
against the ex-auditor to recover tbe dif
ference between tbe amount shown by
the books in the office to have been re
ceived and the amount the treasurer's
books ahow to haye been paid into the
state treasury. It is also suggested that
the attention of tbe Sangamon county
circuit court grand jury be called to the
matter. The new state's attorney has an
opportunity to make some reputation for
himself and at the same time serve tbe
state by setting an inquiry on foot at the
earliest moment. The books taken are
not necessary to the future conduct of
the office, but the bare fact that tbey were
taken and that ex-Auditor Pavey refuses
to turn them over to his successor in
office is regarded on all hands as evidence
that there were certain money transac'
tiocs connected with tbe office that the
late auditor is unwilling to have made
Bev. Sylvanui Lane
Of the Cincinnati M. E conference,
makes a good point when be says: "We
have for years used Dood's SarsaparilU
in our family of live, and find it fully
equal to ail that is claimed for It. Some
people are greatly prejudiced against
patent medicines, but how tbe patent can
hurt a medicine and not a machine is a
mystery of mysteries to me."
Flood's Pills cure liver ils.
vVhat the Hon. George G. Vest says in
TAffard tn lhi Rtinp.rinritv of tbe Fl rsch
berg's diamond and non-changeable 'spec
I am mine classes which I purchased
fmm Prof. Hlrsehberff and thev are tn"
best I ever tried; it affords me great
pleasure to recommend Prof. Hirschbe rg
as an excellent optician, and his glasses
arc simply unequalled In my experience
G. G. Vest.'
These spectacles are for sale by T. H
Thomas acont for Rock Islam .
Emetics h ve no effect on horses,
which have no gall bladders to be act
A resident of Leominster, England,
has won renown as a collector of hu
A case of Heeding through thesounc
skin is the subject of a European med
Thorghatt-jn, the famous Norwegian
mountain, has a hole extending en
tirely through it from one side to the
A church cn Montmartre, Paris, has
already cost twenty-live millions, and
will require live millions more to com
Statistics in London show that in
that city the consumption of gas is
steadily increasing, notwithstanding
the more general adoption of electric
The slowes; railroad in the world is
the Arizona and New Mexico. From
Benson to Kogales is eighty-eight
miles and the schedule time is eight
hours. The fare is $8.80 or 10 cents a
The London Telegraph says that ef
forts are bein;' made to preserve his
toric Malniaisjn, once'lhe residence of
the Empress Josephine, from falling
into the ban Is of some nineteenth
An interest! 12 piece of information
brought out d w'inr the Brussels con
ference is the fact that thero arc at
present no loss than $100,000,000 of
counterfeit sil.-er money iu circulation
in France, Belgium, Switzerland. Italv
Spaiu and Portugal.
All the niotons and sensations of
the various parts of the body are rep
resented in the surface of the brain as
on a map. lb as there is a separate
brain area necessary for sight, another
for hearing, another for the motions
of the lingers and so on.
A lady writes to say that as a daily
experience she carries sixteen pockets
two in her divided skirt, four in her
waistcoat, five in her indoor jacket
1 wnicn Dy reaion ot their coutents
weigh just five pounds seven ounces),
and five in her outdoor jacket.
Ice one to two inches thick will bear
men. iwoinc ies thick is estimated
tit to bear infantry; four inches thick
to bear cavalry or light guns: six
inches to bear teams with moderate
loads or heavy Titfldguns; eight inches
teams with heavy loads.
A Wcstphalian city has invented
something new .n athletics. Between
the Grand 6quf.re and the Munster
strasse there are nineteen beer shops.
A foot race was organized between the
two points, out each competitor had to
stop at all the b ;er houses and drink a
bumper of ale at each.
No one can v sit England Avithout
being struck w th the extraordinary
superiority of Inglish highways over
our own. This applies to city" streets
and to country loads. It is safe to say
that almost every live miles of main
public road in (Ireat Britain is better
than almost any five miles of public
road in our cour try.
The Klizabeta (ianible Deaconess
home in Cincinnati, which was dedi
cated four years ago, now has thirty
tliree deaconesses who give their lives
to benevolent vork, without salary,
and who accomplish great good by vis
iting prisons, tin- poor and suffering,
and by conducting special mission
work among the children.
An enraged Parisian poet lately
brought nu actio i for damages againsl
bis publisher localise some of hit
rhymes were spoiled by printers'
Plunders, lie lost bis suit, the court
bold i no- that in 'vitridr.nvinnr ilir hnnt-
as soon as the error was discovered
and in correcting the offending line
tbe publisher had lono all that could
reasonably be expected of him.
The cxpeditioi sent out by the
Vienna Academy of Science to explore
the Mediterranean found it3 greatest
depth to be something over two and
one-quarter miles, between Molla and
Cerigo. On tbe African coast, where
the water is cleaier, white metal plates
could be seen at a depth of 144 feet.
Sensitive plates .verc acted upon by
the light at a depth of over 1.60J feet.
The general m mager of the Balti
more and Ohio railroad says that they
can move from the interior of the
country to the teaboard (taking the
mean distance at 1,000 miles) sdu.ikxj
troops in SO hours, together with their
necessary equipment. This could be
done without serious interruption tc
regular coinmerc al trallic.
The general surface of the Sahara,
although parched and fiery in sum
mer, wears a ma ltle of green on all
places uncovered by arid sand after
the first autumn il rainfall. It keeps
green all winter, and from that verd
ure the Bedouins derive their only
means of life, the food of their numer
ous herds of cattle, which is the only
tribute which that immense waste
pays to humanity
Mark O. Shrivci says oysters yield
generally forty ounces of meat to the
bushel, but those caught this year
yield sixty ounces to the lm-'nel. A
bushel of oysters ofdinarily averages
about three quart i, but when th'. oys
ters are as fat and plump as thos.j now
caught they will averrun a gallon to
the bushel. Fat tysters are always in
demand. When "oUl weather sets in
oysters will lose t ieir plumpness.
There is an interesting story, very
little known, of l ow Cruikshank con
ceived his picture of Fagin. the Jew.
During the time ho was illustrating
"Oliver Twist" he spent days travers
ing the east end t f London in search
of a face that would correspond with
his conception of the charatnr. One
day, while standing before a mirror in
his dining-room " lulling faces at him
self," so to speak, for the want of some
thing better to io, he accidentally
made the feature for which he was
looking. The picture, therefore, of
Fagin is really -hat of Cruikshank
Some far western and southwestern
newspapers are leriously discussing
the desirability and possibility of in
troducing tbe ki.ngaroo into those
resrions. Much is urged as to its util
ity, Decause ot its economic value ta
"flesh, fur and foot wear," and some
little about the novel aport it would
afford, taking in this particular the
place of the defunct buffalo. It is said
the kangaroo would do well in regions
altogether unfit for other stock. Some
say it wonld be more profitable to
raise kangaroos than steers. Ostriches
are a big success in California; kang
aroos might be more widely profit
able. - Thousands of Bostonians cling to
their 2 o'clock dinner; business is sus
pended in some far southern cities
from 3 till nearly fi, because it is too
hot thea to do anything but dine; and
in half . a dozen large northern citiea
the dinner, hour varies from 6 to 7:30.
It is only a few years, by the way,
since a 6 o'clock dinner was difficult
to obtain in Baltimore, and not long
ago a New Yorker almost missed his
dinner at a famous hotel in Philadel
phia because he did not know that tbe
dining-room door was locked promptly
at 6 o'clock upon the theory that no
resident or visitor could possibly wish
to dine at a later hour.
In China there is no such thing as
the periodic press. The only newspa
per published in the empire, the Tzin
Boo,' the imperial organ, and is de
voted principally to the publication of
official nominations. It only incident
ally prints any news.and this is wholly
untrustworthy, being usually entirely
false. Chinese journalism proper con
sists of posters, handbills, circulars
and little political pamphlets, of which
a great number are printed from time
to time, and the country is usually
deluged with them on the eve of the
sanguinary movements of which the
Europeans are commonly the victims.
FOLK LORE OF THE DICCER INDIANS.
The I.rcfnd of the Little Red Man and
the Home or the Bad Spirit.
The legend of the Little Red Man is,
like most of the stories of the Diggers,
somewhat incomplete, but it resembles
so closely the stories that have been
handed down by our own juvenile
writers of the past I have thought best
to relate it in my own way, as the
pigeon English of the Indian is not
Many long years ago the captain of
the Pamblo tribe lay very sick in his
wickiup. In vain lid the medicine
man brew his herbs, apply his fomen
tations, beat his tomfnm nnH mala two
rattle. The fever could not be checked, j
and the old man sank steadily. All
the tribe mourned, and thero was much
feasting and self-torture, but the bad
spirit that had sent the fever could not
3 appeased. 1
One night the Captain's youngest
tiauguter had a dream; there appeared
to her the little Red Man, who told her
that he was the bad spirit who had
sent the fever, but that if she would
follow him he would give her an herb
which, when steeped in water, would
heal the sick. She arose and followed
him, and after a great many hours of
tramping across the hills and valleys
they came to a mighty gorge where
the wonderful "fever plant" grew.
The Little Red Man plucked the herbs
from the rocks, gave them to her, and
told her to hasten back to her fath-
It was only a dream, but the
could not forget it, and the next
she left the camp and endeavored U
find the gorge w here grew the healing
herbs. For several days she sought in
vain, and then as she was about to re
turn she heard a voice whisper "Fol
low," and saw the footprints of a man
forming in the sand before her. She
obeyed the voice and followed, and her
invisible guide led her to the gore
where grew the healing herbs. She
put forth her hand to pluck them, when
a voice cried "Stop!" and the Little Red
Man stood before her.
"You must not touch the herbs now,"
he said, "but follow me. This is the
second time you have seen me. Now
you shall see the home of the bad
Again she followed, for 6he feared
the Little Red Man and was anxious
to please him. They entered the
gloomy gorge, where all was as silent
as death; where the birds, and bees, and
flowers were of stone, and came to &
mighty cavern, the walls and roof of
which were covered with glittering
crystals that flashed forth all the colors
of the rainbow. In one corner of this
lonely cavern was a little spring that
sparkled and sang with entrancing
melody. The Little Red Man turneS
to her and said:
"This is the home of the bad spirit
that sent the fever to your father. I
am he. I can save your father's life,
but you must promise that when you
have taken the herbs to him you will
return to me, drink of the singing
spring, and remain with mo forever."
But the Captain's daughter was
frightened. The Little Red Man was
old and hideous, and a very bad spirit.
She fled from him and returned to her
home, and as she entered her father's
topee the old Captain turned his face to
the wall and died. And unto this day
the Diggers believe that the Little Red
Man lives in a wonderful cavern some
where in the coast range and sends
sickness upon them because the Cap
tain's daughter would not drink of
the singing spring and remain with
him forever. Sa :i Francisco Exam-
"" "".ELY a vegetable cempcuncl.
j." z.ir.de entirely of roots and herbs
A fathered from the forest3 of
C vergia, and has been used by millions
c: people with the best results. It
All manner of Blood diseases, from the
pestiferous little boil ci your nose to
tli'j vorst cases of inherited blood
taint, such as Scrofula, Rheumatism,
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseasn mailed
free. t wift Specific Co, Atlanta, lia.
Fife? CSsSeXJ (T&J
v hs iivi ji
Two Stepping Stones
tn ronsumtotion are ailments we
often deem trivial a cold and
a cough. Consumption thus ac
quired is rightly termed " Con
sumption from neglect.
not only stops a cold but it is re
markably successful where the
cough has become deep seated.
Scott's Emulsion is the
richest of fat-foods yet
the easiest fat food to
take. It arrests waste
and builds up healthy
Prepared by Soott A Bowne, N. i. All dm mitt.
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Wctcheeter Fire In. Company of N . Y.
Buffalo German Ine. Co., Buffalo, N. f .
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Bnn Fire e)fllce. London.
Union !r. Co., of California,
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Milwaukee Mechanics lus. Oo., Milwaukee, Wit
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Office Cor. 18th St., and Second Ave.
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t3TiTy our branl of SMOKED MEATS.
H. Treman & Sons,
All telephone orders promptly filled. Telephone Ne. 1103. lTOOThirJin.
First-class Hotel and Restaurant, Market Square,
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uden. ui i nomas drugstore. i
LUNCH COUNTER UST CONNECTION. .
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WM. GLASS, Proprietor. (
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
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A share f yonr patronage reipectfoily acacited.
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Contractor and. Biailder,
Office and Shop Comer SeTenteenth St . . "P TslfSfl-i
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The slaves are the Ereai4J.
ever made !n e pmariet , re
construction ol trie Lnr i.'
chasing a pair of these Notr?
from the eyes, and everTfaTI
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the ever (tin m,m h . "? el
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