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TUK AKGUS, MOXDAL' FEBK'TUY 13, 1893.
Plllhed Dally and Weekly at 134 Second
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OorroapoadeBeo aolicited from every township
la Boek laland coanur.
Monday, February 13. 1893.
Rcshtillis Times: The trouble thai
several Kate legislature! are having in
electing United titates senators famishes
ft strong argument in favor of benator
Palmer's plan of electing senators by a
direct vote of the people. In two of the
states that chose senators last mnth the
method employed is a strong argument
for a change in the modo of choosing
state representatives in the national
senate. In teitter case can
Complaint be made with the new
senators personally. It is the method of
electing that is at fault, and the Illinois
idea of choosing them by a direct rote of
the people, if not a cure all, is at least a
step in the direction of relief from the
dangers of the present system.
Fclton County Ledger: The dem
ocracy of Illinois are not indifferent spec
tators to the contest, just begun, among
the brethren of the same faith in Chi
cago for the mayoralty of the World's
fair city for the next official term .
The candidacy of Washington Heeing,
as the leader of the party in ihe munici
pal contest in April next, is one emi
nently proper to be supported, and his
nomination one in every way proper to
be i made. A aduate from Yale, he
possesses the r quisite culture and fitness
for the adornment of the position, with
ample ability to fill all of the multiform
drafts which may reasonably be antici
pated to be drawn upon it during the
pendency of the ereat fair in the city.
But Mr. Hesing is more than cultured
gentleman, he is more than a theorist; be
is a sensible, practical.successful business
man the head of a great daily journal;
and he will, if elected, bring to the dis
charge of its hi eh duties an equipped
knowledge of those duties, and the beet,
most practical way for their faithful per
formance. He represents, perhaps bet
ter than any one cf the other candidates
named can represent, that trinity of in
spiring endowrrent eo essential to the oc
cupancy of every public station fair
ness, fitness and faithfulness.
The Work of Reform.
Lseutenant and Acting Governor Gill
has again demonstrated that with him
"public office is a public trust." With
decision and firmness that cannot be too
highly commended, he has taken another
important step in the democratic work of
reform in state affairs. The hearts of
the great mass of the democrats of Illi
nois and the hearts of tens of thousands
of republicans also, will thrill with satis
faction this morning as they read the
new from the state capital that the dem
ocratic chief executive has instructed the
attorney-general to begin suits against
all the ex-auditors and ex-stale treas
urers since 1870, on their bonds,
for the appropriation to their own use of
emoluments from the public funds above
the salaries provided by law. For near
ly a score of years the knowledge of the
practice of state auditors and state treaa
urers to appropriate to themselves large
cams of money annually above their of
ficial salaries, has been in the air, and
this official misappropriaton of funds has
been a stench in the nostrils of the pub
lic. Republican administration after re -publican
administration has come and
gone and no reform has ever been at
tempted. The democrats have inveighed
against this malversation of public funds
for many years, and promised the peo
ple that if they ever secured power, that
they would reform the abuses that pre
vailed in state affaire. Governor Altgeld
and his associates on the state ticket
pledged themselves to this work and
they were elected by an overwhelming
majority. The strength of Gov. Alt
geld, overtaxed by his Herculean work
during the campaign for reform, failed
him at the very beginning of the demo
cratic adminis'ration, and he was com
pelled to eo south for his health; but he
left, with a God-speed in the work of re
formation, his coadjutor. Lieutenant
Governor Gill, who is proving himself
iu every way wot thy of the trust and
confidence reposed in him by the people
and by bis absent friend and associate,
the governor. The work of reform is
going on with Gov. Gill at the helm
with fitness ard discretion, and it will
be a satisfaction and relief to Gov.
Altgeld when his health will permit
him, to take up the laborious work
of his efflce that no rights were lost
to the people through his sickness.
The instructions of Acting Governor
Gill to Attorney General Moloney,
furnish ample evidence that tb;
governor understands himself ard
meats business. He has laid the
ground work for the recovery of a
wst amount of money to the public
treasury and for the reformation of the
public service. It is a work that needed
to be done, and Gov. Gill has beeuo
it well, as will be seen by reading hia in
structions to the attorney general. That
officer will follow it up with equal de
cision and vigor, and Illinois, like her
sister state, Wisconsin, will be purified
and blessed by the first democratic ad-
Mynlr.lrtrnf rtr pinn fh QJV -
AN EAST WIND.
A shrike ia moan ing on the ash;
The clouds above are blue as stones;
The east wind la; s its searching Utah
On the world's old bones.
The sand is spinr ing off the ridge;
The elm tree gies a doleful shout;
Each shaft of stu ble sings like a midge:
The leaves are L untied about.
Nothing is In tuno today
Nothing has spirit or wings;
The wind is in no mood for play.
And says sa re at tic things.
The sparrows are nursing their hardihood, '
In the leeward ave of a barn.
And one old pirate is warming his blood
By telling the o .hers a yarn.
And the shrike noakesoff in a chilly flight.
As the bitter ea.it wind flings
A snowbird flock in flash of light,
Shaking its silver wings.
D. C Scott in Youth's Companion.
Why Carlyle Was Not a. Bora.
Carlyle took a trie nd, and a much younger
man, out walking with him, and in his
usual way indulged in a monologue, ist
which, nevertheless his companion was
much interested. Once or twice, however,
the friend venture-1 to put in a word or
two of objection ia regard to something
aid by Carlyle. This annoyed Carlyle in
tensely, and when they reached home he
turned upon his companion and addressed
to him the following warning: "Young
man, I'd have ye to know that ye've the
capacity for being t he greatest bore in Eu
rope." The poor man had hardly spoken a
dozen words, but slice these had been crit
ical they had made him seem to Carlyle a
potential bore of co' ossal proportions.
Many men in this way get unjustly called
bores. They ventuie to doubt some state
ment made in convt nation and are at once
branded with the most terrifying of names.
These unfortunate j arsons are in truth not
bores at all, but nierely the innocent de
tectors of the latent capacity of boring in
others. Carlyle she wed by his speech what
was indeed the fact, that he, not his friend,
possessed the potentiality of boring. It is
true that his great imagination generally
saved him, but he often went perilously
near the line. Had he not been the man of
genius he was he would assuredly have
been the greatest bore in Europe. London
The Firit Measure of Time.
It was the moon iind not the sun which
first suggested to m inktnd the circle of the
year as a measure ol time. The sun exhib
its no changes of appearance, and his light
obliterates all the landmarks of the sky. A
luminary which is the same yesterday, to
day and tomorrow night give rise to con
ceptions of perfection and eternity, but be
yond the akeriiatioi s of day and night it
could suggest to meu's minds no abstract
measure of time. But with our humble
satellite it is far otherwise. The regularly
recurring phenomena of new moon and full
moon are too marked to escape the atten
tion of the most obt ase and unreflecting of
The motion of the sun may be compared
to that of the miaute hand of a clock,
sweeping on hour after hour without leav
ing much record of it9 comparatively vast
journey; the progress of the nioou, on the
contrary, may be l.kened to that of the
hour hand, which registers the movements
of its companion, a, id resolves t Ii.-rri ii.to
twelve well defined periods. (;r.:t!e:;nMi's
As If Clothes Iitl It.
The man's the man for a' '.-.ui m.:1 a
that, and so is the woman, but it isn't
everybody knows, especially women, 'i he
other day two fuslii inahle ladies wt re go
ing along Wood wand avenue, when they
met a very poorly dressed little woman,,
whom one of them seemed to know in an
eleemosynary way. She stopped the little
woman and engage I her in conversation
for three or four mi lutes, the other mean
time listening to her and noting her man
ners. Theu they piv sed on.
"Who is she?" a.-ked the one who had
"Oh, she's a little woman I have on my
charity list. What do you think of her?"
"Think of her? Why, if she had on good
clothes she'd be a lady."
The man's a man lor a' that aud a' that,
and so's the woman. Detroit Free Iress.
By the Light of His Own riBtol.
The question whether the person who
fires a gun or pistol at another during a
dark night con be identified by means of
the light produced in the discharge has
long interested mex ico-legal minds. The
question was first rt ferred to the class of
physical science in France, and they an
swered it in the negative. A case tending
to show that their t ecision was erroneous
was subsequently reported by Fodere. A
woman positively swore that she saw the
face of a person who fired at another dur
ing the night surrounded by a kind of
glory, and that she was thereby enabled to
identify the prisoner. This statement was
confirmed by the detositionof the wounded
man. Toronto Mail.
The Law or Falling Bodies.
All falling bodies, whether they be crys
tal rain drops or meteorites, fall with what
philosophers term "a uniform accelerated
motion;" in other words, if a body be mov
ing at a certain velocity at the expiration
of one second from the beginning of its
fall, it will be movii g with twice that ve
locity at the expirt.tion of two seconds,
gaining in speed at a a niform rate through
out the course of its fall. Loudon Nature.
A Club of Liars.
The Ananius and Sapphira club ia a
nniqne orgnuizatiot whose birthplace is
Crawfordsville, Ind. It is said to be the
rarest aggregation of lying sportsmen to
be found anywhere, over whose farcical de
lilwrations the Hon. E. C. Snyder, judge of
the Montgomery circuit court, presides
with much gravity, decidiug the worthi
ness of the stories to'.d to be entered in the
archives. New York Times.
On Silver heitrlit;, near Winnipeg, the
experiment is bt-ini: :i ied of producing a
race of hardy stock by bleeding the buf
fuloes with cattle. 1 he offspring resembles
the cow rat her tha i the bison, but has a
somewhat shaggy co it and an ill temper
Business men are largely born, aud uot
made. Some men have the elements of
success about them. They cannot help
succeeding. Others, able men. too, ar
Julia, the imruorbd heroine of the "New
Ileloise," was blond; blond also Auroiv
when she opens with her rosy lingers tl
eastern doors to tlu triumphal chariot
'rnnatls Cir4 n a Day.
"M vatic Cure" for Rheumatism and
Neuralgia radically cures iu one to three
days. Its action upon the system is re
markable and mysterious. It removes a'
once the cause ami the disease immed
,toir 1jpteirs. The first dose greatly
Newsboys and Shakespeare.
The fashionably dressed man put ont
foot on the shoe box, looking down witl
the commiseration of serene prosperity
upon tne rxy, who was getting his black
ing brushes ready, and murmured to him
self, half aloud:
Let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp.
And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee
The bootblack looked up in his face with
a sly twinkle of the eye and filled out th
"That thrift may follow fawnmsr."
The gentleman stared in astonishment at
the rasreed youth and said:
"Is ii tl;At you are a student oi
"No, sir," modestly replied the bootblack
"But it is evident that you are familial
with 'Hamlet.' "
"This is certainly remarkable. Have you
read much classical poetry?"
"I can't read, sir."
"No, sir; I have seen 'Hamlet' played sev
"Oh. that is itl You are fond of tbs
Shakespearean drama. Are any of youi
fellow bootblacks similarly inclined?"
"Yes, sir; all of us like to go and see his
plays better than most anything else."
After bestowing double price for the shine
In consideration for the information ren
dered the fashionably dressed man re
marked to a friend who had overheard the
"It is a very curious fact that street boys,
pot only in this country, but abroad, are
extremely fond of Shakespeare and have a
high appreciation of his plays. They ate
the keenest of critics also as to the render
ing of them. If you will take notice you
will observe t hat the cheap galleries are al
ways crowded with newsboys and boot
blacks when there is a Shakespearean com
edy or tragedy on the stage. Many of them
are actually able to quote the text very ac
curately and at considerable length. It
seems odd, but such is the f;ict." Wash
Ca'.arrn in Us Head
Is undoubtedly a disease of the blood,
tnd as such cnly a reliable biocd purifier
can effect a perfect cure. Hood's a-tt
pariiia is the beet blood-purifier, and it
has cured many severe cases of catarrh
It gives an appetite and builds up the
' Hood's Pjlls act especially upon the
liver, rousirg it from torpidity to its na
turul duties, cure constipation and assist
PROOF FBOMJHE PLAINS.
Story of a Government Scout
Ha Tells Hit Experience With Kickapot
A Eemedy Known To The Indians For
HIGHLY PRIZED BY THEM.
Many of our readers In the East will re
member Frank D. Yates, whose exploits on
the frontier have given him a national re po
tation. The testimony of such a man who has lived
among the red men tor so long Is Incontro
vertible evidence of the absolute frenutness
of this remdey, and tts repute among that
race whose noble health whatever may
nave been their faults has always been
Carried Out His Oath.
"John A. Morris, the big lottery man,
who also owns Morris park. New York, i
vindictive," said V. T. Harris, of New Or
leans, at the l.indell. "Several years a:ro
became to New Orleans penniless. In a
little while he made enough money to buy
him some good clothes. His next effort
was to enter society. He failed. Then he
tried to join the Jockey club, but his appli
cation was blackballed by the members.
He waxed warm and swore that he would
convert the grounds and the race track into
a graveyard, but no one paid any attention
to his talk. T!lYo -nrnyn ,n f,i.l ft X'
. vi.miu iiiinuj 1UU1- I
ris became the principal owner of the Lou-'
isiaua louery. insrea.l ot In ing a 'tout' at
the race tracks, a vnr.-irion thi.t
time followed, he was a millionaire. He!
waikea about the s'jvtts of the Crescent
City as unpretentious ft n man could. He
avoided all notoriety i:id seemed to seek
"One morning about fifteen years aso
the daily press of New Orleans imparted the
information that Morris h::d bought the
Jockey club grounds. The next day he
made bis purposes pu'.lic. In nn interview
with a report-t he said: "When I was black
balled by the Jockey club several years ago
I made a solemn oath that I would convert
their grounds into a praveyard. That ia
what 1 bought it for. The city owns it now,
for I have just finished making a deed to
the municipality tendering them the use of
the grounds for a graveyard, and for no
"Consequently the beautiful race track
that existed almost in the heart of the city
a decade ago is now Metairre cemetery, the
prettiest oi:e in the south." St. Louis lie
public. The Abuse of Oatmeal.
Dr. P. C. Iicniotidiun s.ivH that no article
of diet has luen so miiih ii.is'inderstofid
ami misused as oatmeal, no one food causes
so much dyspepsia, flatulence and pener;.!
disturlMince. Very few who do use it un
derstand the nature or physiological re
quirements cf tiu- fcod. U is not an un
common tK-aum-i'i to see invalids mlniim
down liowllulsof laiik and cream hohlin- '
in suspension oatmeal, under the insane de
lusion that they are swallowing concen
trated bone, muscles and other animal tis
sues wh'ch is to couvert them into modern
Poor decrepit invalids, with but little ail
capacity, fill up on such a diet and then
wander about disconsolately under the de
lusion the.t they are chronic dyspeptics, be
cause they are bloated up like young bal
loons and as resonant as bass drums. It
seems never to occur to these misguided in
valids that granivorous animals grind their
own grists and well and thoroughly in
salivate the mass, while they, on the con
trary, saturate the already ground mass
with sugar, cream, butter and milk and
run it down into their stomachs as if their
mouths, jaws, teeth, salivary glands, mas
ticatory muscles, etc., were only the open
end of some flume, with the stomach for a
reservoir. Sanitary Era.
CltPT. Frakk T. Tatfs.
1 His endorsement of It is still further proof
of its effectiveness. Capt. Yates writes as
I Gordon, Kr.BKASKA, July 15.
0 rreRt pleasure In recommending
the Klekapoo Remedies, and have known ot
them among the Indians, as 1 have lived on
the extreme estcrn frontier for the past SO
years, ami am at present a Sioux Indian
Fypfrs?,nal. "Perience with Sarwa.
iiic..h ln "!e '"'Han tongue signifies " Th
. RS, b1Pn considerable, but one of the
most wonderful effects from personal knowl.
?.i . n,y own ca was the curing of
Chronic Catorrh with which I became artiet.
nln lSfnW reat altitude of the coun
ry in which I had been living.
.JiXJ. TV ,not H first occur to me to take Kick.
waTr.ontnni,S.aK,W5 ,or. this troublefand U
? .no, tmtU ,la, visited the Hot Springs.
f , i ,b 80 very alarming that 1 was
kLw con!""nPtlon that I concluded to taka
fT-,.1 gnt one boltle ot It and a tottleof
fh,VY,Un Tne "" was so marked
that I immediately ordered twelvebouies T of
occShd ?o "V" th.e "ay t,,at th " hognt
ti?o, I3 . 7? ,or 1 am entirely cured of
aisVa'TnTheettble anJ of au'
krenethLbl0",;1Rm, 1 claim that ,gwa
taken In connection with In.lian Oil will
positively cure the worst cases "f catarrh
r,k"wn : and so far as the use of Kieka
Fcmea K"" f funeral family me
earth v?hZ 'teemed there is nothing on
earth which can equal them.
An Indian would almost a soon be without
, FRAXKD. TATES, Indian Interpreter.
WMU II H. Druggists.
$1 per bottla. 6 bottles for S5 '
A Mlehty III an in Thnssalia.
Polydamus of Thessalia, an old time
Samson, was almost the equal of Milo.
both in prodigious feats of strength and
enormous appetite. One day (so it is re
corded) he seized a bull by its hind feet.
The enraged animal finally managed to
escape, but is said to have left both hoofs
in the athlete's hands! St. Louis Repub
lic. He Wm Like Mr. l)fiw.
A tramp who was given a dinner by a
kind woman started at it voraciously, when
she stopped him anil said, "In this family
it is always the custom to invoke the Di
vine blessing before meals." "Well," said
the tramp, "me and Chamicey TVpew al
ways talk best after we've ett." Xcw York
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F.J Cheney & Co , Props., Toledo.O.
We the undersiened. have known F.J.
Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe
bim perfectly honorable in all business
transactions and financially able to carry
out any obligation made by their Crm.
West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists,
Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally.
acting directly upon the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. Price 75c
per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Test:
Fits All fits stopped free by Dr,
Kline's Great fcerve Restorer. No fits
after the first day's use. Haryelous
cures. Treatiee and f 2 trial bottle free to
fit cases. Send to Dr. Kline. 931 Arch
-ttrpol PMIarWnMn Pa. Tor aalp hv all
The Laxative Gum Drops.
Are you cross, especially in
the moTiing ?
Do you wake up with a bad
taste in your mouta ?
ro you ' gulp" after meals f
Ycu have dyspepsia.
You are on the road to a life
But you can be cured.
Get a box of Laxative Gum
Take them regularly.
One after each meal.
Two or three at nig' t.
If you do this, you will have
Your dyspepsia disappears
as if by magic.
They are the beet things on
Because th-y are mild, gen
tle, agreeable to the taste, and
They act better on the eecond
day than on the first and on
the third than on the second.
SYLVN REMEDY CO.,
LAEOE. TIME, MONEY
Use it 'your own way.
It 5e the belt Soap made
For ashing Machine use.
fMRtlOCX & RAtSTOB,
my Grocer put me onto"
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MR. H. mneriiTDTTT"
T6e well-known ipMcian of 60"
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appointed T 11. Thorn i, ii,u L4?.
cefctwed Diamond Pneciacle. m
KlMM. and also for bis Diamot
Changeable ipectacUs and Ej-J
The eiaane. are the groatuS,
ever made in r peciaciei. H, , 22
construction of the Lei: a im.
chasing a pair of thpfe NorOsx-J;'
O laes never has to than, e thwe S
from the eves, and every ,j
Is guaranteed, so that if they ever
the ejer (no matter how or scratrfcJ i
Lenses are) they will fumi-h ibe li,
with a new pair of tlafe? frti- of r L. J
T.H.THOMAS ha-a full a.l
and invites ail to tath'y tb,-.?"
of the preat superiori'j of thc
over any and all others now tt u'e
and examine the fume at T.H. maaT
drnereist and optician, Hoc, I.Urd
No Peddlers Supplied.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WELL KNOWN-
and Leader in Styles and workmanship, has receivrd
STOCK of Suitings and Overcoa'ings:
ISf" 3all ard leave your order.
Stir Block Opposite Harper House:
JTTry our brand of SMOKED MEATS."
H. Treman & Sons,
All telephone orders promptly filled. Telephone Ne. 1103. I 1700 Third Are.
First-class Hotel and RestaurantMarket Square,
back of Thomas' drugstore.
LUNCH COUNTER IN CONNECTION.
ISfGood Rooms by day or night.
WM. GLASS, Proprietor.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND 8HOES
(toot's Fine Fhoe a tpeclalty. Rrwilrlmdone really and promptly.
A ahare of your patrtmag'Wpectrally ac.iciwd.
1818 Second Aveno. Kock Island. O-
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by buying your Crockery, Glassware, Cut
lery, Tinware, Woodware, and Brushes, at the Old aca
Reliable 5 ard 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. BIITSCH'S, 1314 Third Ave
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and I Shop Corner Seventeenth 8t . . l?rtrfc IslaT
eod SeTenth Avenue, 5 l.OCh- A81"
W"AU kidg of carpenter work a iaecialty. Plant and eatlmaua for all klnda of bulled1
tBrnlaUed on application.
SE1TERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDER-
All Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
Saneral Jobbing dose on abort notice and aaaai action gnarauleed. f"