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THE AHGUS, THUK8DAY, MvltCH 2. ISM.
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J- W. Potter,
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artxlea will be printed over flctulcos signatures.
ADoymons eemmnnicattoiis not noticed.
Correspondenee aoliclted from every townthlp
b Bock Island coon v.
Thursday, March 2, 1898.
As the year 1893 began on a Sun
day and it will finish on a Sunday, it
will contain 53 Sundays.
In Sweden and Norway it is a
crime to make any profit on the sale
Of liquor; it must le dispensed at
Rltlasd, Vt., whichwill shortly
become a city, has had it is said, au
organized corporate existence of 132
years; as an incorporated village,
Mr. Wells' converson to civil ser
Tice reform would have commanded
some respect had the change been
wrought a year or so ago. At this
late day it is simply ridiculous.
The Union says: "Postmaster
Wells is now running a classified
civil service office, strictly non-partisan,
appointments based solely on
merit, and is very properly down on
all political contributions." Won
drous, isn't it, how events will
change the disposition of things?
Not five months ago Mr. Wells was
carrying a torch, devoting three
hours to politics where he did one to
the postoflice, and putting in his
spare time editing the Union.
Springfield Register: Carter
Henry Harrison swept the mayoralty
platter at the Chicago democratic
primaries. The old man made a
courageous fight against great odds
and his eyes (I's) will naturally be
bigger and more numerous than
ever. The Chicago Herald, Globe,
Dispatch, Staatz Zeitung and about
all the other papers fiercely fought
Harrison, and his own Times was hi
only newspaper organ; but he won,
and the Times will have a right to
brag, while the other democratic pa
pers will have to take their crow and
sing low. The State Register has had
little use for Harrison, politically,
since he led the bolters in 1891, and
thus defeated the regular democratic
nominee for mayor, but it admires
the grit, courage, pluck and inex
haustible energy he displayed in his
fight for the mayoralty nomination
this year, and extends congratula
tions. A Graceful Act.
Mr. Harrison proposes to close his
career in the White house with an act
of graceful hospitality entirely in
keeping with the dignity and perfect
good humor that characterized his
contest with Mr. Cleveland last fail.
He has invited Mr. and Mrs. Cleve
land to dinner Friday night, and thus
he will soften the rudeness with
which our custom invests the tumb
ling out of one president and the
rushing of another into office.
It is all the more pleasant because
it has never been done before and it
marks a new turn in our manner of
displaying political antagonisms.
Let the ward heelers, irreconeilablcs
and the unreasoning mobs on both
sides carry party differences to the
extreme of personal hatred if they
wish, but two men, both honest and
both great enough to fill the presi
dent's chair properly, should be
above this vulgarity of partnership.
We have no doubt" that the dinner
will be enjoyable, and that when the
president-elect pledges Mr. Harrison
and the retiring president pledges
Mr. Cleveland, the exchange of com
pliments will be heartily seconded by
the whole mass of rational citizens of
Mr. Harrison, your very good
health; Mr. Cleveland's "ere's" to'vou!
A foreign steamship lately arrived at
New York brought BOO steerage pas
sengers, each one duly provided with a
sworn certificate that he or she was ac
American citizen or the relative of ac
American citizen or a tourist. The whole
crowd was promptly landed. And yet
of all the 900 American citizens, rela
tives of American citizens and tourists,
singularly enough, not one could speak
the American language. The ways of
some immigration agent are ways tha:
are dark and vain. Boston Journal
Onyx In VreHhlrtrrton.
A vein of onrx was discovered in Gar
field county. Wash., recently, which the
report of an expert mineralogist who vis
ited and examined the find a week or sc
since shows to be of considerable extent
and probable value. The possible ex
tent of the mines is 1,000 acres, and open
ings for a mile show a 10-foot vein. The
people of the vicinity claim that theii
county is poeseued of ths only onyx
-mines iii the United Btates.
DID YOU SEE THAT OMELET?
Mora Than a Hundred Miles Long by
Fifty Miles Wide.
He was old ant", shaggy. His hair
was long and his beard tangled. His
eyes were blearet and his uose had
been tinged by tie suns of many sum
mers, says the N. Y. Recorder. Even
his clothes were l usty.
Dead broke, he wandered through
the streets wondi ring where ho could
sneak the' next five lunch. Mv king
dom for a scheme," he cried, and there
At last, after a profound silence, he
started from his seat, cried "I have it!"
and disappeared in the direction of the
"Canst thou infirm me," he inquired
of an open-faced, wholesale dealer in
produce, "how many eggs are con
sumed in this metropolis each day?
Verily.l would know for a specific pur
pose." The dealer, after consideration, re
plied that.as near as he could estimate
it 3,000,000 eggs were devoured each
and every twenty-four 'hours in New
"Thank thee," said the schemer,
"that is what I wNh to know."
Then he took a faded memorandum
book and a stub of a pencil from his
pocket and silently figured.
"Hast thou ever considered what 3.
000,000 eggs a daj means, uiy friend?"
The dealer mad ) no reply.
"Suppose, my friend, that one hen
had to lay all those eggs; she would no
longer be a spring chicken when she
finished her contract., would she? If
that hen were to undertake to supply
the city every day, dost thou know
how manv she would have to lav
every minute to get through in time
to begin anew the next dav? Just 2,
"Stop and consider it, friend 2.083
1-2! An evident impossibility! A
well-regulated he i produces on an
average about ninety eggs a vear.
Iberetore, none hen had to lav them
all, it would take her about " thirty
eight thousand light hundred and
eighty-nine years, and when she fin
ished she wouldn't be fit for even a
lunch-counter sandwich, would she,
"Now. friend, let us put joking aside.
This daily supply cannot be obtained
from less than 6.0(0,000 hens. Let us
imagine that all these hens should
come to New York to supply the de
mand, and should march down Broad
way in tiles ten dep, a rooster leadins
each file and keeping them three feet
apart, how long do you think it would
take the procession to pass the city
hall, if one tile passant each second"?
Just one hundred ciays.if they marched
n-.n nours a day. or sixteen and two
thirds days if they didn't stop to rest.
And, friend, if they became squatters
on city ground, each taking a square
foot for a nest, they would cover sixty
six blocks, each 80 ) feet square. And
every morning, wl.en the eggs were
collected, if they were placed side by
side, they would spread over 41,739
square feet. If those same hens
marched away in single file, the head
of the procession would be 4,55 ) miles
away by the time ihe last hen fell into
"I tell you. friend, this is a great
problem greater ihan thou imagiuest.
Thou knowest that an omelet made of
two eggs is about rive inches long by
two inches wide. Suppose, just for an
instant, those 3,000 000 eggs were made
into one immense omelet. How big
dost thon think it would be?"
The dealer shook his head.
"Just 118 1-2 miles long and 47 12
miles wide and inethinks it would
taste well. I will admit, friend, that
it would taste only too well to me just
now. It gives me an appetite to think
"Hut we must go further, friend.
Three million eggs a day means 1,095,
000.000 a year. I laced end to end
they would make a circle around the
earth and a donb e row from New
York to China. Niw, the average of
a man's life is 42 y ears and if he saw
all the eggs that ci me to New York
during that time he would have seen
The dealer led h'm to a restaurant,
where he ordered him an omelet of six
eggs, tilled with ham and fled before
more figures could be evolved by the
now active brain.
Snubbing the If iseb.ler-mn.lcer.
Mrs. Snooks (a mischief-maker) I
saw your husband at the opera with a
pretty girl last evening.
Mrs. Brooks Yes; I heard about it.
Mrs. Snooks (drawing nearer) Poor
dear! And did you find out who the
Mrs. Brooks Yes; it was a girl that
used to live at his mother's.
Mrs. Snooks TLe shameless thing.
I feci so sorry for 3 011. What will you
do apply for a divorce?
Mrs. Brooks No, I think not.
Mrs. Snook9 (warmly) Well, I cer
Mrs. Brooks I think the grounds
Mrs. Snooks (urgently) Well,
think they are. I wouldn't lose a ran
inent. What is the girl's name?
Mrs. Brooks Mis. Ella Smith.
Mrs. Snooks (quite horror-stricken)
What! And a married woman, too!
Mrs. Brooks Y'ts; she was Ella
Brooks before her marriage my hus
baud's youngest si.,ter, you know.
We offer One Hundred Dollars lie
ward for any case of catarrh that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
F.J. Cheney & Co. , Props., Toledo, O
We the unders gned, have known
N. J. Cheney for the last 15 years,
and believe him p erfectly honorable
in all business transactions and
financially able to carry out any ol
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West & Truax, Wholesale Druirzif-ts.
Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, Whole
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Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
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gists. Testimonials free.
Tlio Moon Assisted Her.
Woman is debarred from asking a 1
man 10 marry ner out it is considered
perfectly proper for her to load up to
the proposal in a thousand ways known
only to the sex.
Frank and Mabel were walking in
the moonlight and in each other's com
pany, when the conversation turned,
as it is very likely to do under such
circumstances, to the fair moon her
self, which, almost full, shed a while
light on the landscape.
"I think the moon is very lovely to
night," remarked the maiden.
"Yes," replied the swain, thought
fully, "but is it any lovelier than usual
than last night, for instance?"
"Oh, yes; it is. Don't you think so.
"To tell the truth. Miss Linger. I
can't say I do. The appearance of the
moon portends rain. I think. If you
notice, it has a ring "
"Ah!" interrupted Miss Linger; "tin
ring makes it far lovelier to'me than
it was last night."
The engagement of Mr. Codling and
Miss Linger was announced the very
next Any. Browning, King Co.'t
let tie Woild Kntw You At la It
It seems almost a crime fir a man to "hide his
light nnder a bushel.'' If he has aomeihieg new,
that will benefit the human race, he should make
It known, CId-fogy phys-icians tread the beaten
path of their grandra'hers, dtnounce advertised
remedies, and never learn anything new. Medi
cal science knows 10 parallel to Dr. IHerce'e
Favorite Prescription, compounded by a physi
cian of skill atid long exp rii nee, especially for
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permanent cure of th'jse agonizing disorders
which attack her frail organism, and is an anchor
of hope alike to delicate fir'.s ai d Miffering wo
men; contains no deleterious drnpa. A guarantee
on the bottle-wrapper, refunding the price in case
of fallnre. Of druggists. $1.00.
Allow me to add my tribute to the
efficacy of Ely's Cream Balm. I was
suffering from a severe attack of in
fluenza and catarrh and was induced
to try your remedy. The result was
marvelous. I could hardly articu
late, and in less than 24 hours the ca
tarrhal symptoms and my hoarseness
disappeared and I was able to sing a
heavy role in Grand opera with voice
unimpaired. I strongly recommend
it to all singers. Wm. II. Hamilton,
Leading Basso of the C. D. Hess
Grand Opera Co.
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Pa. For sale by all druggists: call
causod me to scratch for tp.
OSJJ months, aud has byeu iRs3
ma Dy a lew Cuja' iiso ot SEEiiLSs;
M. H. Wolff, Upper Marlboro, Hi-
1 tras cured sevcial years afro of white g-weilirr
a ir.y leg by using BUJtlir1 JjW aud have kid !
-ymptomsof to jgWpiil turn of the li;
r ne. Many prominent physicians attended me
:::1 all failed, but S. S. S. did the work.
VAVL VT. luEKr-ATRlCK, .Tohnsoa City. Term.
Treatise on r.icod'ind Skin Pis
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Weschestcr Fire Ins. Company of N . V .
Unffalo German Ins. Co.. Buff Mo, N. V .
Kochester German Ins. Co., Rochester. N . 1
Citlsens Ins. Co., of Puts'jnreii. e
Sen Ti- Offire. London.
Cntoa Ins. Co., of California.
Security Ina. Co.. New B wen. Couu.
Milwaukee Mechanics Ins. Co., Milwaukee, Wu
Sermon rtre Ina. 00., of Peoria. II,
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The old Pile and Time-tried Companies
Losses Promptly Paid.
Hnlam low ms nuy reliable roanpany ran all arc
Yon' Patronage 1 solicited.
A New Man Also a '-tatement
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Teatlmony of Mr. John Jnhnxon, W ho
! Well Kur.wn by a Lares Xanibr r
of friends) A. elates In Muline.
MR. JOQN JOFINjON.
406 Ril'0!:d. Ave . Molim-. 111.
Vr. Johnson say, "I rqj employed
in ibe Moline Carriage shops on Third
aveaue. I hve oeen troubled with ca
tarrh for the past 12 yea;8 and bad takeu
medicine more or lets constantly during
thai lime, hut got bo relief.
I had severe ps-in over my ejes and
alo in the back of my bead and neck.
My nostrils would fill up red I had a
consUbt discharge of mucous into my
ibrott and ban! lumps wou'd form in my
nos'i!i. My sense of smell was im
pared . I was very tired on arising in tLe
moraics and I had cthi st a's I have
been treated five wetks hed I am en
tirt'.y cured. This state meet is given
fr.e and voluntary. I caLLot too heart
ily nrc trmt'Dd the pbjsici ts rf tte
Scott Medical Institute.
TOOK TREATMENT IN CHICAGO.
A Krw Kemsrkn; From a Ldy Well
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'I have lived in Moline for the past 20
yeai a and been a sufferer from catarrh for
tte past nine or ten years. I can trace its
origin to diphtheria. I bad the ordinary
catarrhal symptoms sore throat, week
eyes, a Leadache, a coDatant d'schare
iato my throat, nostrils filled up and
sore It would take me fully an hour in
the morning to free my bronchial lubes
from mucous. I treattd with a well
knnwu Chicago eemlist with vtry little
My disitess-ioc fv m;4 ni8 were the roar
ing or buzzing noises in my ear. It was
almost UDberble and I bad become quite
drof Since treating with Dr. Wilson, of
the tcott Medical Institute, I find I am
not only bcirg benefitted, but being
cured This s'a'ement is given free and
vo'-jct'ty nd is true in every respect."
Mrs. II. E. Thomas,
3r4 17th Street, Moline. 111.
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Information about the new Seaport town of
La Porte, Texas, situated oa Galveston Bay, and
where the Government channel, upon which the gov
ernment is expending $6,000,000.00, touches the main
land, can be obtained by addressing
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Of) Tho xa,ll
soaps have a qre&t fall
Wfyer Santa Claus Soap
corses ir way;
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f has come to shy
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MR. H. HIRSCHBERG.
The well-known tmtlclan of Olive St.
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appointed T. fl. Thomas as agent for Ml
celebrated Diamond Spectacles and Bye
glasses, and also for his Dtamotd os
Changeable Spectacles and Eyeglasses.
The Klaeset are the greatest iuTeniioi
vermado in spectacles. By a pro?
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chasing a pair of these Son-c'hacrstbie
Glasses never has to change these
from the eyes, and every pair pnrcUeeti
Is guaranteed, so that if they ever leie
the eyer (no matter how or scratcbsd the
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T H. THOMAS has a fall aseormtn:
and invitee all to satisfy themselves
of the great snperlorltl of these Giastfj
over any and all others now la nse to tan
and examine the same at T.H. Thomas ,
druggist and optician, Kocalsland.
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