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TIIK AHGUS, TltlDAr FEBKUA HY IV. 18H3.
rakiUbed Daily and Weekly t 18B4J Second
Arenas. Rock Island.
J. W- Potter,
Tn-Daily fOc per month; Weekly In .00
see ananm; in aarance f i .ou.
All sommnnlcations of a critical or ammenta-
tr character, political or religions, n.net have
real line attached for publication. No such
asttstas will be printed over aetuioDs signature.
Abotbmds eoaimanicatinas not noticed.
Oorrcspondene solicited front every towntbip
la mock laiaaa cobbw .
Friday, Fkbbtjabt 17. 1893.
What ether state shielded by the starry
banner would have been guilty of such
acia of semi-civilization days as have
characterised the past week at Topeka
but Kansas, bleeding Kansas, the state of
prohibition, the jumping off place of the
Sfmxofikld Register: Governor Alt
geld is quoted in an interview in a Sun
day paper as declaring that he had per
fect confidence in Acting Governor Gill,
And no doubt that the latter had acted
judiciously in ordering the prosecution
of derelict officials. Of course. Governor
Altgeld is in perfect accord with Governor
Gill, and the derelict republican or demo
cratic ex-offlcial who banks on the form
er's return as holding out to him an;
bope of escape from prosecution will be
CoxGRK3t.MAN Springer says of the
Appointment of Judge Grtsbam as secre
tary of state under President Cleveland:
It is a splendid choice and will be re
ceived with approval by the democrats.
Judge Gresbam will be a conservative
And eminently able premier, but at the
same time he will protect American in
terests and American citisens abroad. I
have no doubt his policy will be an im
mensely popular one. I have talked
with Senator Palmer and he agreed with
me that Jud;e Gresbam would make
An exceptionally strong secretary of
state. Tbere may be some complaint
among the democrats that the judge
is a mugwump. Granting that is true,
his elevation to tbe cabinet will have its
compensation in another direction, for it
will open a vacancy on the circuit bench
At Chicago for a good democrat. So
honors will be easy. Politically Judge
Greshttm suits me; he is in accord with
us on the tariff question and has been of
late years. He voted for General Palmer
f r governor in 1888. for the Palmer
legislators in tbe senatorial fight two
years later and for Mr. Cleveland lial
The daily Centralia Democrat, edited
by C. D. Tufts, the piivate secretary of
L'eut.-Gov. Gill shows up the weakness
of repub'.icaa criticism of tbe actiDg
governor's action in ordering suits
brought against the retired state offi.iu'.s,
Republican newspapers tre confining
their condemnation of Anting Gavernor
Gill, to charges of discourtesy to tbe
Absent povercor, in ordering suit brought
Against the retired state officials. These
newspapers are in a bad row of stumps
for an argument when they must resort
to such weak excuses as this. While the
governor is absent and the lieutenant
governor acting: he has full power, and
it was expressly understood between
Governor Altgeld and Lieutenamt-Gover-nor
Gill, that the latter should have abso
lute control of the office during the
absence of tbe former. Tbe people
are demanding prompt action, and at the
same time the retired officers were pull
ing wires to prevent tbe bringing of
Auits. Springfield looked like a political
grave yard, so many ghosts of republican
expired officers haunting the capital, and
the question of punishment after death
was fully settled, in the order of Acting
Governor Gill. Gov. Altgeld's position
on this matter has been well defined, both
In public and private. It is well known
that in addition to his public utterances
on the subject, he had privately advised
Treasurer Wi sin to turn the interest into
the treasury. There was nothing in the
order of the acting governor, but a strict
fallowing of the governor's well defined
The Chicago News Record publishes
the following in regard to Phocion How
Ard: When tbe men who hang around the
Grand Pacific hotel read yesterday morn
ing about Phocion Howard being dead It
started them to talking. Phocion How.
Ard had been for many years a familiar
figure in tbe drift of the lobby. He was
known to every politician in tbe state.
Along about the war times he was in his
bloom as a newspaper correspondent.
Since then he has not been worsiDg all
tLeJtime, but was always on hand wh-n
any political fight began to warm up and
he usually had bis opinions.
He was tall and grizzled with a long
gray mustache. Wben the weather was
the least bit chilly he wore an army cape
over his shoulders. . His home was at
Vanville, but he was usually to be found
At Chicago or Springfield. His wants
were few and he found friend ready U
supply them. To repay these friend) he
dealt out sage advice. It was claimed
that be bad rare foresight in polkicU
matters and never missed a prediction in
any presidential contest since the war.
His bull frog story became famous among
politicians. He always claimed that he
bad at bis borne in Danville an educatad
bull frog who, by tbe directions of bis
jumps, could foretell tbe result of any
When Phocion Howard was ia Chicago
be lived At tbe Grand Pacific. Sometimes
be registered and again be did not, but it
made no alifferenc. as the hotel never
presented any bills. He had passes on
at Sprincflt-ld du-ing the legislative sea
sions and every time be reached town be
rode from the de oot to the hotel in tbe
omnibus. The driver never thought of
asking fare. At the beginning of tbe
prefect session, when Pborion reached
Springfield, he 1 arned that the omnibus
driver had been instructed to collect a
qairter from hira. This infuriated him
and he declined to ride. As soon as the
'bus pulled away from the station he teN
ephoned to the lmryman who owned tbe
omnibus line to send a carriage to the
station at once. Tbe carriage came and
Pbccion rode to -Jhe Leland hotel, where
he said to the driver, "Have this charged
to me." After that be was allowed to
ride in tbe 'buses
Years ago whe i he was in Chic go he
lost his job'with a well known paper.and
next day was sttnding in front of the
office when a trie-id came along.
"I'm going to eae how much they think
of me in there," ( aid he. He walked in
side and said to the cashier:
'I want a quarter."
The cashier sbiok his head and said,
"I can't let you have it."
All right." He walked outside to
where a newsboy was standing. "Tommy,
let me have a qut.rter," said he.
"Tbe boy reached in his pocket and
pulled out a coin.
'Here it is. Mr Howard."
"Now," said I'hocioo, turning to his
friend, "that just shows the difference in
I'retended Deaf Meau
In the countries of Europe in which the
military conscription exists many trick
are resorted to by conscripts in the effort to
escape service. Often men have been known
to mutilate themsc Ires, as by cutting off a
forefinger, In order to render them unfit for
the service. Pret nded inability to see is
exposed by tbe surgeons without great dif
ficulty, but pretei ded deafness sometimes
baffles the examiners.
A counter trick on the part of the officers
was for some tin e effective against this
fraud. The recruit inn; officer, after a con
script had pretendf d to be deaf, remarked
in an ordinary tow of voice, "lou axe un
fit for the service; you are free." In many
cases the recruit s" jowed by evident signs
of satisfaction that he had heard the re
mark. He was then recalled, told that he had
been detected in his fraud and sent to the
After a time, hovever, the conscripts be
came too wary to be caught in this trap.
They bad beard of the trick and were on
the look out for this remark, and when it
was uttered they made no sign of intelli
gence. Lately the French officers have in
vented a new "trap," the success of which
Is a curious Illustration of the ingrained
courtesy, or at leiist the assumption of
courtesy, on the part of Frenchmen of all
After the "You are free" has failed to ex
cite any sign of understanding in the re
cruit's face, the command to "tro"' U
shouted at him. Ha starts out of the room,
the door of which i t held open by mechan
ical means. As hi- posses through it tbe
"i ou might at least shut the door!"
This little unju-.t impeachment of the
man's politeness is said in 9 cases out of
10 of pretended dea ness to result in a quick
turning of the mi.n's head. He is then
called luick nnd tol 1 that he has been found
fit for the service. New York World.
A Ilomilj on True I.ovc.
"I notice that a young lady has been
writing to a prriodxal that "Love is not so
very difficult to gai i, but Is very difficult to
keep,' " suid Harry Richardson, an author
ity on affairs of the Leart, as he led the cor
ridor man intoasui.ny cornerof the Laclede
rotunda. "Now it is painfully evident that
the young aspirant for literary honors has
studied the bogus i rticle only. False love
is easily got and ra ier lost, but the genuine
article is a very rar; and evasive bird that
sometimes requires years of patient en
deavor to domestic .te. Once got, however
it is harder to lose than a yaller' dog or a
dime novel detective. All this pratt'e
about love being a t ragile flower, ever ready
to shrivel up like a;i unripe angleworm on
a sea coal fire, is the veriest moonshine,
written by very yoi ng people, who imagine
themselves in lovt when they are but off
their feed or troul led with a disgruntled
"True love is harder to kill than a map
peddler. It is a rugged plant tbat will
stand more neglect than a poor relation,
more hardship than a street car mule, more
abuse than a successful candidate. It is a
park of the divinit y, aud however much it
may wish for dealt it can not die. If the
little archer ever gets a square shot at that
young lady's heart, and it is big enough to
Btop an arrow, she will write differently.
She may learn to her sorrow that love is
not a flame that wi.it s upon the judgment,
and find herself loving a man she heartily
despises. For love is not blind, as the poets
have painted him. His eyes are preternat
urally keen, aud be sometimes takes a
fiendish delight in showing us the imper
fections of our idols." St. Louis Globe
Democrat. Nothing to Laagb At.
"At the Young Men's Christian associa
tion in Harlem once I recited 'The Lout
Wife,' a very sad j iece by Will Carleton,"
says J. Seaver Pt ge. "Some friends had
gone up with me, and sat in the audience.
As we were corning: down town they began
to laugh, aud one i f them suid: 'Humphl
Maybe you think you're a good reader:-'
'I don't know that I'm very much setup
over it,' said L 'liut what's the matter?'
'Well, there was an old lady sitting be
fore us, and after you got through with
"The Lost Wife" she turned to her neigh
bor and said very deliberately, 'I don't see
anything comic al out that, do you?' i
nfteni&rd foiuid that I had been bille.l
and placarded all o.'er Harlem as 'J. Seuver
Page, com it- and humorous reader.' "New
A Colly Hit or Rope.
A man who was arrested nnd jailed in
New Orleans told a pitiful tale of injustice
to a visitor who tallied to him through the
cell door. "Why. i his is an awful mean
country," said the J risoiier. "Do you know
I am in here for two years for picking up a
piece of rope on the sidewalk?" The visitor
began to take an in rest in the case and to
express sympathy. 'I won't deceive you
any further," interrupted the prisoner.
"The truth is thtre was a fine pair of
horses on the other end of that roDe." New
Kbeunau vnraa in a Day
"Mystic Cure" for Rheumatism and
Neuralgia radically cures in one te three
days. Its action t pon the system is re
markable and mysterious. It removes at
once the cause ai d tbe disease immed-
Popular Actresses A re the Best Agent fo
Starting a New Style.
On the whole it might be found thek the
most profitable "block" which could lie sub
sidized by dressmakers and milliners is the
actress in vogue vk shines pre-eminently
in modern comedy or modem vaudevi! ie.
In such pieces as "La Famille Benoiton,"
"Le Monde ou Ton s'Amuse" and "Les
Femmes Fertes" some of the lady members
of the company, who wore as many asthres
or four costumes in the court of the even
ing dresses made from the coetliest mate
rials and confected with the mo-it exquisite
teste served, perhaps, as better advertise
nents than if they had been only beheld
,or a few hours and at irregular intervals
t the Bois, on a race course or at some f ash
icnable concert or bazar.
The "mannequin" of the stage is mov
Tite; the ladies in the boxes and the gen
?men in the stalls can criticise the dress
ym every point of view, and decide
V-'ther the corsage and the train equaled
or re irpassed the bodice and petticoat seen
from the front. Even the plebeian element
in the audience is pleased and incited to
. emulation by the spectacle of these daz
zling and strictly up to date costumes, and
when the dresses are associated with the
names of justly favorite actresses a stamp
of approval is at once given to the dress
making establishment, to which cunning
paragraphs in the newspapers never fail to
Nevertheless it must be well understood
that the mere puffing of a dressmaker's
business by supply tasteful costumes to la
dies and actresses, who wear them on the
understanding that they are not to pay for
them is not, in Paris, at least, the sole
method by which widely spread fashiona
ble acceptance can be obtained by the art
ists in costume. The "mannequin" or
"block" system is a very old one in a modish
sense, and has been applied in bygone times
to dandies as well as belles. Beau Brum
mell was never called upon, so the scandal
mongers of three generations since used to
whisper, to pay for a coat, or a hat, or a '
pair or coots. lie had but to name his tail
or, his hatter or his bootmaker in ordinary,
and the grateful tradesman, to whose shop
crowds of would be beaus had resorted, was
not only too glad to let his "mannequin"
have his equipments for nothing, but would
also occasionally present him with a check
for a good round sum.
As a matter of fact, however, when the
poor beau collapsed financially and had to
take refuge at Calais, it was found that
among the creditors who had hunted him
out of England were whole brigades of
tailors and other tradespeople. Precisely
the same calumny, of having acted as a
tailor's block, used to be circulated, and
probably with about the same infusion of
truth in it, concerning Count Alfred d'Or
say, who between 1830 and 1S40 was unde
niably the leader of London fashions for
gentlemen, as the great Stultz and the
greater Xugee were the acknowledged mon
arch? of the kingdom of tailory.
As respects the launching of fashions for
ladies it is not improbable that well known
names, whether they be aristocratic, opera
tic or dramatic, render very signal service
in enabling successive types of the good
ship "Fashionable Frivolity" to walk tbe
waters like so many things of life, but bo
fore a fashion can be launched it must be
built, and before it is constructed it must
be devised, and if not absolutely invented
it must be skillfully ndnpted from soma
bygone nude. London Telegraph.
The Candle FUn.
One of the pisratori.-d curiosities of the
north Pacific coast, especially plentiful'
along the shores of British Columbians'
the fish known to Indian, whites and half
breeds as the "candle tish," To the scien-1
tists he is the eulachon (Thaleichthys pacif-)
icns),and is highly esteemed for two reasons.
The fish itself is about fourteen inches
long, resembles the smelt in general ap-1
pearanees and is caught in large quantities)
by west coast fishermen during the months
of February, March ami April. It is the I
fattest of all fishes, for whieh reason large'
numbers of them are dried and smoked to
be used as a warming food during the long
rigorous winters so common in that region.
Large num Iters of them are also run
through crude presses, which extract the
oil This is preserved in skin luigs and
used much in the same manner as whale's
blubber is used by the Eskimos. This
"candle fish" gets its common name from
the fact that when dried it burns with a
bright white flame until entirely consumed.
It is much used by the "coasters" both of
Columbia and Alaska, either with or with
out a wick passed through its body. St.
The high bred Chinese cat is a splendid
proof of what may be done by kindness and
culture. If you were to rejwat to a well to
do and untraveled Chinaman the current
saying with us that cats are selfish crea
tures, utterly devoid of affection, he would
be very much astonished, and, if the owner
of a thoroughbred, probably indignant.
The Chinese cat appears capable of intense
attachment to one person, and agesof selec
tion and careful breeding have brought the
species up to a high standard.
The Chinese claim that one of these cats
aud any cat to some extent is a valuable
clock. In the morning the pupil of its eye
is a broad band; it contracts regularly till
noon, when it is a mere hair line, and ex
pandsagain as regularly till night. Sowhen
a Chinaman wants to know the time of day
he picks up his cat aud looks. Chicago
A case is quoted by Fonblanque in which
some police officers were shot at by a high
wayman on a dark night. One of theoili
cers stated that he could distinctly nee
from the flash of the pistol that the robber
rode a dark brown horse of remarkable
shajie about the head and shoulders, and
that he had since identified the horse in a
London stable. This evidence was accept
ed, for it was considered tin ire atisfactory
than that of the man who swore that he
recognized a robber by the liulit produced
by a blow on his eye in the d irk. Toronto
Mail Matter In Clubs.
Every club in New York, is more or less
embarrassed by the accumulation of mail
matter addressed to its members. Some
men furnish the clerk with no address save
the club, and then call for their mail only
at long intervals. Ot hers evidently give to
certain correspondent their club address,
and not their home or business address.
Club clerks are the most diplomatic of men,
and one shivers at possible domestic conse
quences when it is suggested to send home
a man's accumulated mail without his or
der. New York Sun.
A woman always has fancy writing pa
per, but she never uses it whon she writes
nnfo. r Va. kn.l.anil ..1- : t - 1
Animals and MnrIc.
An interesting experiment has been tried
with different musical instruments on the
animals of the Zoological gardens. The
young red orang outang listened to the
violin playing at first with grave attention.
Aa. the sound increased he dropped to tbe
ground, his hair bristling with fear, and
finally in abject terror he seized a piece of
carpet, shook it out and drew it completely
over his head and body. The music con
tinuing, he uncovered his head, and grad
ually a pleased smile came over his face as
he watched tbe performer.
The piccolo threw the animal into re
newed terror; the flute did not interest him,
but the bagpipes threw him into an ecstacy
of delight. This enthusiasm would natu
rally incline us to the idea that the orang
outang may be of Scottish extraction. A
further experiment showed that the ele
phant enjoyed the flute, but became wrath
ful at the piccolo. This instrument, indeed,
found no admirers at the zoo. London
Bow's This I
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward
for any case of catarrh tbat on not be
cured by Hall's Ca'arrh Cure.
F.J Cheney & Co . Prop., Toledo. O.
We the undersigned, have known P.J.
Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe
him perfectly honorable in all business
transactions and financially able to carry
out any obligation made by their firm.
Wet & Truax, Wholesale Druggists,
Wa'dipg, Kionan & Marvin, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall' Catarrh Cure ia taken internally,
acting dirrc ly upon the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the svstem. Price 75c
per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Testi
NOTED TEMPERANCE LEADER.
The Forcible and Brilliant
Be Speaks of an Inddlona Foe of Tetnprn
anos and uyi It Demand Ijw Com
mends in Earnest Language the Many
Virtues of Klckapoo Iaon Sagwa and
Gives His Reason. j
Tbe portrait of David Frost, the noted
temperance lecturer, will be recognized far
and wide. The noble work of this distin
guished advocate ot temperance has give,
him a reputation second only to that ot the
late John B. Gough's.
In a rprpnt fnnrprdatlnn with V Pmi.,
that gentleman ai I, with the convincing
earnestness which characterize! his remarks:
"One of the greatest evils with which tin
friends of temperance have to contend is tin
cheap whiskey tlecoctionsand miserable rum
mixtures by which the market is flooded
on. Ier the pulse of " Bitters,' Sarsaparillas,'
Oingers,' and other patent medicires. The
enormous consumption of such miserable
jtuff does incalculable injnrv in manv cases
by implanting the taste tor liquors where it
never would exist otherwise. This most in
sidious form of intemperance shouid be nut
down by law.
" I do not mean to sav," continued Mr.
Frost, "that all pronrietiirr medicines come
under this head, ami In fact I know from per.
final experience of one which is not on! v
Great Medicine, a Splendid Tonic, and Cn.
rivalled Blood l'urifler, but which is innocent
of all deteriorating ingredients and Free
from Harmful Effects, no mutter how much
or bow freely it may be used. It is not my
wish to appear as tlie exponent of any public
remedy, bnt in this case I deem it mv duty to
commend that Grand Remedy of the Indian
race, Kickapoo Indian Sngwa.'
' I speak from experience, for It bas stool
me in good stead. When half sick, worn out,
and my most rebellious stomnch refused to'
loneer act in its normal capacitv, 'Kickapoo
Indian Sapira' hat rrMored ma to a htnithf
condition vhm nothing 2 poud. 1 have
taken occasion al-o to lenrn something abont
this medicine and its oriirin.and know that it
Is not only an old and t-.-ied remedv anions;
the Indians, but that lis Vegetable riiritv and
Harmless Curative Effects isstill maintained,
and that Its manufacture is still carried on bT
modern methods exact v in accordance with
the ways of the noble Red Man.
"Simple Roots, Barks, Leaves and Flowers
from the Forest are all that enter into Its
composition, and the Strenirth which is
pained from its use is not tha fals tren?tb
of the rum bottle but the Nol le Exhilaration
of Bounding Health, and the I'nritied Blood,
cleansed of its poison, conr(nr through every
Vein and Artery of the linmnn System."
Tills and more did Mr. Frost luive to av la
regard to "Kickapoo Indian S:-wa." Words
fail to convey the earnest force or his re
marks as expressed to the writer. Mr. Frost
still pursues with unabntd vhror the noble
canse In which he has enlisted, and snvs that
temperance was never making such vast
headway as It is today.
Gold by all
$1 per bottle. 6 bottles for $5.
TILL VITOE3S TEX DUVOVSiTIOX.
The road to
Bring the great
eetinducements In tne way of
lute rest and
train service is
and Ohio Ky.,
which p asses
tlt flrlds of Vir
ginia and West
Vircl u ia and
the most pictur
of a merica.
The F. F. V
is tbe only din
h p ear train.
All the throat h
"r4i, trains ate light
cr" d "ith eleC'
" - r: i rlcity, and ait
trains ate ugbt-
heated with s'em. For lowest excursion rates
ard complete mf Tmatlm apply to nearest
t cketaeenU or sddrwa C. B. h K"S, assis ant
general pssM-nyer gent, Cinclnnaii, O.
Made fro m anv old photo, executed in the most
artistic workmanship it
TAvirt rRQT Boston. Ms.
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mr. h. HiRsptiDrr-
The well-known p'icin of Ktm
appointed T. H. Thoma, Ln
cerebrated pi&m0I1d cpeclft?
glawes, and also for Li DiunosJ
Chanpesh e swrii..
The glares are tfce cresten inlUS;
ever made in spectacles h" fTSS
construction of tne Leu, , rJ
chasing a pair ot these SonKkrtS?'
Gla., neve, h to chawVEfe
from the pva th Van.
is guarante'ed, so that if tffy 22
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With TtttW ra w A . . . - f-
nil indt.. all . WK
of the irreat nnsrfnrt..
over any and all others now It iH
druggist and optician. Koct IfiiLiT'
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