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THE AUG US, .HONDA r'FKliKTTAkY 110,
THE AUG US.
rafcheeed Dily and Weekly at 1S34J Second
ATenne, Bock Ialand.
J W. Potter.
Daily cue per month; Weakly W.00
par inium; in advance 91 Mi.
AS OBnnnnlcatlom of a critical or arjraiaenta
ttve cbaracter, political er rellirioaa, mast kara
eel mane attached for pebl cattoa. No anch
Undue will ba printed over flotuioaa atgoaiurea.
Aaoymooa communication aot noticed.
Oorraepondenee aoliciled from erery to was hip
te Bock ialand eoaatf.
MondaT, Fbbb.ua.sy 20. 1893.
Ths farmer ia Japan who has 10
acres of land is looked upon as a monop
olist. Yoc don't even hear of anyone being
rottenegged these days. Only a bloated
bondholder could safely indulge in the
pastime without danger of bankruptcy.
Ths ambition of Alderman Schroeder
to emancipate the city from McConoch
ieism is a laudable one, but it is very
likely that the democrats will be com
pelled to perform the job.
A bough estimate of game in the Yel
lowstone Park now would include 40,000
elk. 1.500 deer. 400 buffalo. 1,000 black
tailed deer, 300 mountain sheep, with
plenty of bear, beaver and other varie
ties. The game increases from year to
Teh Pike County Democrat comforts
Itself ever the appointment of Judge
Gresham by finding a parallel in the oar
able of "The Vineyard." wherein it is re
lated that those who came late to work in
the vineyard received their "penny"
eqnally wkh the earlier ones.
A monroe (Mich.) yoang man bought
ft pair of overalls the other day. and in
the pocket of them found a note from the
young woman who made them, asking
him to write to her. He did so, and was
mach surprised to receive a reply, say
ing "that she was very sorry he had no
liner blood than to wear such a poor qual
ity of trousers."
A new telephone company with a capi
tal stock of $80,000,000, applied to the
secretary of state at Bpringfisld last week
tor incorporation papers. The incorpor
ators can give the service for one-half the
present rates charged and say that one of
the important features of their new sys
tem ie that they will do entirely away
With the telephone girl. Tbey do this by
a system of automatic swi'ch boards. In
conjunction mith the telephone thty will
have a new fjstera of telegraphy by which
messages are written out and an exact
fac simile is transmitted to the receiver.
Now for a Big Arbor Iay.
Mr. Cleveland keeps turning out Lis
cabinet appointments wi:h astonishing
rapidity, and htre with the inuugurftiiua
two weeks distant we hive '.he official
announcement of these appolnttreots: v.
Secretary of Slate Walter Q Greeham.
Secretary of the Treasury John G.
Carlisle, of Kentucky.
Pott master General Wilson G.Bissell,
of New York.
Secretary of War Daniel S. Limont,
of New York.
Secretary of the Interior H kt Smith,
Secretary of Agriculture J. S erling
Morton, of Nebraska.
It would be a hard choice to say which
of the the three western appointments
Gresham, Carlisle aud Morton is the
best. They are all good, and especially
the selection of the disiinguisbed ex-governor
of Nebraska will be hailed all
through the west, where he is known,
loved and respected. He
knows the immediate needs of the farm
er, and he will care for them; but, more
important still, he has a broad, scientific
knowledge of the relations e)f agriculture
with the growth and prosperity of the
whole country. We may be sure that his
administration will be marked by some
thing more memorable than the lavish
distribution of packages of seeds and fre
quent appearances at the county fairs
Mr. Morton has one hobby which he
cannot ride to death. He is the great
patron of the American Arbor day. Long
experience in the west, where the ruth
less cutting of the northern forests, ander
the genial patronage of the tariff, has
dried up streams and is lurking great fer
tile prairies int desert land, has con
vinced him that tree planting and the re
duction of the lumber duties alone will
save the farm lands of Kansas. Nebraska
and Iowa. He has been devoted to the
ncouragement of tree planting and in
some parts of the west he has succeeded
in stirring the farmers out of their
apathy. But a private citizen working
without authority can do little good in a
matter like this, which does not come di
rectly into the philosophy of the
farmer. As secretary of agriculture Mr.
morion can give me cause the support
or crucial sanction ana make it a popular
We look to see a tremendous outburst
f Arbor day enthusiasm under the
patronage of the new secretary of agr -
cultnre. may his administration cover
the blank fields of the west with glorious
oaks and maple, beneath which the
farmer may rest in the cooling shade and
forget tbe fever of free silver and ra
tional pawn shops; may the silvery river
beds run with crystal water and may tbe
wheat grow so high and so thick and so
rich that when tbe cince bugs fall off
surfeited there will still be enough left
to widen tbe wastbaoda of the farmer
and the farmer's children I
Here's to a great national Arbor dav
tndHr tbe marmpprnerit Trrt-Plaoter
6IR RICHARD OWEN'S GHOST STORY.
I. Waa Fearfully Ret 1 to the Man Who Saw
the Severed H ead Rolling In.
The late Sir Richard Owen used to re
late a remarkable ghost story. In bis
early days, wlion he hold the post of sur
geon to the prison ut Lancaster, a negro
died in jail, and a p Tstmortem as well as
an inquest was necessary. After the in
quest the yonng sturgeon saw the body
put in the coffin 'ind the lid screwed
down, to be ready for the funeral next
day. Owen had at 1 ho time been already
attracted to the s;ndy of comparative
anatomy, and negrjes heads were not
plentiful, so he male up Lis mind that
this one should not be lost to tho cause
of science. In the evening he returned
to the prison with ; black bag contain
ing a brick from Ids official position he
had no difficulty i l getting admittance
to the mortuary, where the coffin lid was
unscrewed and screwed down again.
During this process the brick and the
negro's head changed places.
The ground outside the principal eD
trance to the jail Las a considerable de
scent, and the tim- being winter, with
snow and frost, Owf n had scarcely passed
out when he slipped and fell all hi8 length
the bag went frcm his hand, and the
head tumbled out and rolled down the
paved way. He got up, caught the bag,
and following the head clutched it just
as it finished its career in a small shop
where tobacco was sold. Pushing it into
the bag again, he vanished out of the
6hop with all the speed he was capable of.
Next morning, v hen Owen was going
to his usual duties at the prison, he was
called in by the woman at the shop where
the accident had occ nrred on the previous
evening, bbe wished him to see her hus
band, who was very ilL He had had, she
said, a fright the nifc ht before that caused
him to look wild and dazedlike. Theman,
it turned out, was a retired sea captain
who had been in ma ny adventures among
the West India isla ads when many deeds
were done that did not at that time re
quire to bo accounted for. Among these
had been the killing of a negro in which
he had a hand, and the transaction had
left a touch of trouble on his conscience.
After giving these details the old captain
told of the horrible event that took place
the night before.
He was sitting in his shop. All was
quiet, and it so chanced that he had been
thinking of the negro, when suddenly he
saw his very head roll into the shop in
front of the counter, and it was followed
by the devil all in b lack, with a black bag
in his hand. The devil snatched p the
head, and both disappeared through the
earth like a flash of lightning. The de
scription was perhiips not quite compli
mentary to the young anatomist, but it
was satisfactory so far that it showed that
his identity had net been recognized.
Theodore nook's Indigent Daughter.
"By a curious e-oincidence," says an
English journal, 'attention has "been
called to the exit nee, in very poor cir
cumstances, of an aged daughter of
Theoucire Hook, jn ;t at a time when a
proposal is on foot to commemorate the
brilliant humorist by a stained gLiS3
window in tbe port h of Fulham church,
in the pretty 'Gods arre' of which he
lies buried. Hook'.-; only surviving child
has, jl.i.-! f;ul n on evil days, and at up
ward of 70 years of ao finds herself in
sorely Ktr:iTj;hteried circumstances.
"It is not, h.Tppllr, our custom to allow
the children' of those who have won
fame to su.Ter unaided the penalties of
unavoidable misfortune, and it mny be
taken for granted that tho same spirit of
respect for a distii gnished name which
has led to the colle 'tim of funds for the
memorial window and for the restora
tion of the Tumors writer's tomb will
secure material h lp to his daughter in
her poverty and eld age. So far as The
odore Hook himself is concerned, we
may be quite sure that no posthumous
honor that could be offered to hhn would
compare could he but know of it with
the timely aid which is asked for his in
digent and almost friendless daughter."
All a Mistake.
Last week tlsree preachers mingled in
the crowd of peoplo looking at the show
window of a large clothing Btore. While
they were earnestly observing the dis
play a vigilant detective came to them
and laying his hand on the shoulder of
one of thflTnlnlsteis said:
"Yon must j.:o with me."
"Where?" asked the clergyman.
"To tho city hall," replied the detect
ive as he displayed his badge. The
preacher declined to go, but after think
ing over the ma ter remarked: "All
right, I will go. 1 suppose I will look as
well in the city ha 1 as you will." They
had not proceeded far before the detect
ive felt that he hoc! made a mistake. He
excused himself, and the minister walked
away, accompanied by his brother min
isters, who had come to his rescue. This
incident recalls tho arrest as a suspected
felon of a well known newspaper man a
few years ago by si' prominent detective,
who found the newspaper man sending
off a long telegran;. Louisville Courier-
Hove One ( tin rt Waa Knjj
Probably Judge Murphy's befei hit was
mado with a police court lawyer who en
deavored to sreu'-e tho acquittal of a
prisoner by quot.ng an obscure para
graph of an almost forgotten law. The
justice denied the appeal, laying, "This
court may not hut w a great deal of law,
but it is well post d on all points of com
mon sense, aud th it is what this court is
run on." Brooklyn Eagle.
Beauty, I'gllneaa and Ignorance.
The keenest race in Asia, as all who
know them assort, the strongest in char
acter, the Chinese, is decidedly the ugli
est of semicivilizt d mankind, while the
Hindoo, if sufficiently fed, is even when
as ignorant as an animal almost invai.
ably handsome. Million.
A DUTe -ent Makeup.
Jones Well, have you made up your
mind to buy that house?
Brown Oh, yis, I've made up my
mind, but aomehc w I can't make up the
amount of the fi "st payment. Detroit
The Memory of Villain.
Although the world is said to know
nothing of its greatest men, it has al
ways had an unaccountable and it would
seem invincible propensity foj retaining
remembrance of the very worst speci
mens of humanity, and it is really ques
tionable whether the laurel of the con
queror and the bays of tho poet are, in
tho long run, quite so certain of enduring
fame as the halters which have strangled
the most notorious of scoundrels. Tho
Finch have not forgotten those old
time villains Cartouche and Mandrin,
while in England Dick Turpin and his
apocryphal ride to York have not passed
from the public memory.
The exploits of Jack Sheppard as a
burglar and prison breaker turn up
from time to time in the public prints,
and it is an almost scandalous fact that
quite modern fashionable dressmakers
have devised a costume named after
Claude Duval, a rascal in whose career
there is not one single picturesque or
romantic feature beyond the dubious
story that he once refrained from steal
ing the jewels of a lady whose coach he
had stopped on condition that she would
alight from her equipage and dance a
coranto with him. The varlet was a
discharged footman of the Duchess of
Portsmouth, and, taking the highway,
was in due course of time caught, con
victed and hanged at Tyburn. Yet
somehow or another it seems next to
the impossible to bury the memory of
these and similar malefactors in obliv
ion. Boston Herald.
Left In One Car In One Month.
A brown paper parcel of goodly pro
portions was turned in at the lost article
bureau of the Wagner Palace Car com
pany a few days ago, the contents of
which give a fair idea of the kind of ar
ticles that the travelers on the rail leave
behind them in their forgetfulness. The
bundle aforesaid contained the collection
of lost articles made by the conductor of
one sleeping car for a month. The va
riety of articles thus accumulated was
amusing as well as interesting. When
the bundle was untied on the broad ta
ble in the lost article bureau, the first
thing that rolled out was a silver han
dled shaving brush. There waa no ac
companying razor, the owner probably
having remembered to put that useful
instrument back in his satchel. A full
set of false teeth nestled cosily in a clus
ter of false hair and a small copy of the
Episcopal prayer book was jammed
against a neat leather covered pocket
flask. Of toothbrushes and hairbrushes
and combs there were half a dozen each.
Other things in this odd collection in
cluded a baby's milk bottle, a pair of
ladies' slippers, one patent leather shoe
once worn by a man, a woolen under
shirt, manicure set in Russia morocco
case, two or three empty portmonnaies,
and, most singular of all, a dainty little
bonnet so attractive in form and color
that it is a wonder how any woman
could have forgotten it. New " York
Hunting For an Old Man.
In the biography of Dr. Norman Mac
Leod there is an amusing account given
of a visit he paid to one of the Western
islands to see a man who was celebrated
in the district for his great age. The
doctor found an old man (we can only
quote from memory) sitting on a bench
outside the house and gave him the usual
greeting. "I heard that you were a very
wonderful old man, and I've come to see
you." "It'll be my father you want to
see," said the old man of the bench. So
the visitor went inside, and there, sit
ting over the peats, was a very old mau
indeed, bent and doubled up, but still,
for all that, with all his wits about him.
"Good day to you," said the good doc
tor. "I have heard about you, a very
wonderful old man, aud I've come to see
you." Then he, too, declined the impu
tation and pointed with his stick to the
"ben" of the house. "It'll be my faither
you want to see," said this old man of
the fireside. So there in the "ben" the
original Simon Pure was discovered at
last, a very, very ancient old man in
deed, as may well be imagined. Mac
A Scene In a Maine Town.
One of Caribou's popular young busi
ness men was in Buckfield recently with
his bride, aud when about leaving town,
just before the train started, the bride
discovered that she had left one of her
wraps behind. A messenRer was dis
patched in haste to bring the garment,
and the conductor very kindly held the
train. Tbe messenger arrived, and the
conductor, impatiently waiting for the
couple to enter the car, saw them start
on a mission among their many relatives,
and then remarked that unless his train
Btarted at once he would be obliged to
claim a kiss from the bride. The happy
young married married man heard the
remark and hustled his bride on the car,
while his relatives and many friends
shook their handkerchiefs and hands as
the door closed and the train pulled out
from the station. Aroostook (Me.) Re
publican. Crow Ouills Make the Best Pens.
A quill ptntiiaker says that no pen
will do as fine writrig as the crow quill.
It requires the a-ssisiance of a microscope
to make a proier reu out of such a quill,
but when made it is of wonderful deli
cacy. The microscopic writing told of
in books of literary curiosities was all
done with a crow quill. The steel pens
of the present have very fine points, but
somehow a finer point can be given to a
quill than has ever been put on a steel
pen, and for delicacy nothing can equal
it. New York Tribune. .
An liwUnrtWe Choice.
Uncle (to little Moses, aged 8) Moses,
as a reward for your diligence at school
I will buy you a new book. What kind
would you like?
Moses Well, if I may choose, get me
a savings bank book. Exchange.
It taefulneaa Cone.
Mammiv Why don't . yon play with
that clockwork elephant Santa Claus
Little Dick It doesn't scare the cat
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward
for any cn-e of catarrh that cannot be
cured by II ill's Ca'arrh Cure.
F.J Cueney & Co., Props., Toledo.O.
We the undersigned, h&ve known F.J
Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe
him perfectly honorable in all business
transactions acd financiilly able to carry
out any obligation made by their firm.
West & TriihX, Wholesale D.uggists,
W aiding, Eincan & Matvin, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, O.
H )l'e Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
actios dinc'.ly upon the blood and mu
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I felt it rcy duty to say a few words in
regard to E j's Cream Balm, and I do so
entirely without solicitation. I have
used it more or less half a year and have
foutid it to be most admirable. I have
suffered from catarrh of tbe worst kind
ever since I was a li' tic boy atd I never
hoped for cure, but Cream Balm seems to
do even that. Many of mv acquaint
ances tiavc used ' with excellent results.
Oscar Olrum, 45 Warren avenue, Chi
Mr. Harvey Heed
Catarrh, Heart Failure, Pa
ralysis of the Throat .
I Thank God and Hood's Sana
parllla for Perfect Health."
" Gentlemen : For the benefit of suffering hu
manity I wish to state a few facts: For several
years I have suffered from catarrh and heart
failure, getting so bad I could not work and
Could Scarcely Walk
1 had a very bad speU of paralysis of the throat
some time afro. My throat seemed closed and
1 awnlUw. The doctors said It
I? caused by neart 'allure, and gave medicine,
which I took according to directions, but it did
not seem to do me any good. My wife urged
me to try Hood's Sarsaparilla, telling me of Mr.
Joseph C. Smith, who had been
At Death's Door
but was entirely cured by Hood s Sarsaparilla.
After talkinc with Mr. Smith. I rnncinit.i t
try Hood's Sarsaparilla. When I had taken
- 1 i.v.l linu MUCH
two bottle I felt very much better. I have
continued taking it iJ
lent. I thank God, and
nd am now feeling excel-
and my wife for my restoration to perfect
health.'' Harvey I1eki, Laceyville, O.
HOOD'S FILLS do not purge, pain or gripe,
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jlrejt n rr.)-, especially iu
th tno-T inp I
Do ?m wakw up with a bad
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yon 1 gulp'' after meals ?
i tu lave 03 epptia
Yen are on the road to a life
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Get a box of Laxitive Gum
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One af'er each mal.
Two or hree at nig t.
If you do this you will have
Your d.yeppia disappears
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They are hn beet things on
Because thev are mild. cn-
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Thv act better on the secrnd
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iL I 1 .
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Will last loer. SANTA CLAUS SOAP is
putt, rt cleans but does not injure trne.
fabric. ir does rjet roughen orchapthe
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FALL STOCK ot Suitings and Overcoatings.
S-ALL and leave your older.
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SWTry out brand of SMOKED MEATS."
H. Treman & Sons,
All telephone orderj promptly filled. Telephone Ne. 1103. 1700 Third Aw.
First-class Hotel and Restaurant, Market Square,
back of Thomas' drugstore.
LUNCH COUNTER IN CONNECTION.
E-Qood Rooms by day or nighL
WM. GLASS, Proprietor.
Maanfactnrerof all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Qaat'artee Bhoeaa tneclalty. Rnwiriagaone neatly and promptly.
A .hare of year patronage refpectfnlly acaclted.
1818 8econd Avenu. Rock Isltmd, III
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Save money by buying yonr Crockery, Glassware. Cut
wry, Tinware, Woodware, and Brashes, at the Old and
Reliable 5 aod 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. UIITSCH'S. 1314 Third Ave
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
fflcefcadawp Corner Seventeenth Bt ' . . RorW IslallC-
d Seventh Avenue, : JCV.OCK
WAll kladt of carpenter work a aaedalty. Plani and estimates for all kind of boU4M
' SEIVEES & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
General jobbing done on abort notice and aatiaiactioa jwanusei--
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PROTECT YOUR EYES !
MR. H. HIRSCHBERfT
elasMw. and Til ,. "G1 In.
The glares are the rottm f,r
everm.de in pemcies 8,
construction of tfte Leu, . pe p
Chasmgapair of then, Kon'wffi;
Gluwej never has to chaat e the
from the eyes, and every tVr "S
s guaranteed, (, that ithe, 2
the eyer (no matter how or icretchf?
. HUMA8 b.. fa uoRB,ai
a;d..inTile "'I to satisfy ttiB?,i
of the 8re snperiorltjoAhwoK
over any and all others now I.Tm
and examine the samestTH TtL
drngglst and optician. Koc liln, '
No Peddlers Suoplied.
AfJLjLLC JC3L X O
The well-known optician of tou
( N. g. cor. 7l n and Olive 1 kl in.
appointed T. H. ThvJ2S