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THK AKGUS, TUESDA1' MAKCH 7, 1891,.
rnbsshed Daily and ;Weeklj it HBij Second
- Avenne. Sock Island. L.
J. W. Potter,
Tbbbs Daily Euc per moot; Mtl; bi.oq
par annum; in advance fl .00.
All communications of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or reliirioua, muat have
real mane attacnea ror puBi'cation. no euca
erttoles will ba printed orer lctuious signatures.
Anovmous communlcationa not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every townihlp
Kocx island coantj .
Tcesdat, March 7, 1893.
To accept the office of secretary of
war, Colonel Dan Lamont has re
signed from the directories of fully
20 corporations with which he had
become connected during; the past
Uncle Dan" Miller, of Keokuk,
nas liveu in the lifetime ot every
president of the United States, ex
cepting the father of his country,
George Washington. Mr. Miller w as
20 years old when Adams and Jeffer
son, the second and third presidents,
Maj, "Lige" Halford, Harrison's
late private secretary, who was ap
pointed pay master in the army
with the rank and pay of a major,
has gone to Europe to pay the. sala
ries of Messrs. Harlan, Morgan and
Phelps, our Behring sea commis
sioners, three clerks of the state de
partment and his own salary. He
will be on this detail duty for perhaps
This is how the Syracuse Stan
dard describes an initiation service
in a secret society: "From out of
the wind-beaten, snow-beaten atmos
phere of the great City of Salt, ar
tended by 200 nobles of dignified
bearing, 60 candidates, who by their
own venturesome spirits had deter
mined to cross the burning desert in
order to dwell in the camp of the
faithful, in the oasis of happiness,
emerged into the holy of holies that
had been set up for their reception,
and placed themselves without re
serve in the hands of the majority."
WUUeim'a Varying Mood.
EmperorWilliam, of Germany, has
turned over a new leaf. He has made
some remarkable speeches since he
mounted the throne of his fathers,
mostly the result of dining well, and
the world had come to look for
strong language whenever he opened
his month. Whether he talked to
his faithful Brandenburgers, at the
mess table with his officers or to his
soldiers after a review, it was all the
same. He never failed to threaten
somebody or something. At one time
it was the old statesman who had
welded together the empire which he
rules who excited his imperial wrath;
at another it was the socialists, while
at another it was the czar or the
French republic at whom he shook
his finger. His favorite threat was
to pulverize his enemies, and half
Europe was kept in'constant expecta
tion of being ground to powder under
the heel of a Hohenzollern loot.
This year the emperor has opened
the Brandenburg" diet with expres
sions of peace and good will to all his
subjects. No German is warned to
quit the fatherland and no foreign
foe is told to get ready to be crushed.
He is still the God-given ruler of the
country, the dwellers therein are still
his people and it is he, not they, who
will do the things which will inure to
his glory and their benefit. But he
will be graciously pleased to accept
the help of his subjects and none of
them need fear the pulverizing pro
cess if they only behave themselves
and do what they are told. As em
perors go, this is" a decided improve
ment, and if the vounr man keeps on
in that line he may in time develop
into a constitutional ruler with rea
son able ideas. But it looks more like
the calm that precedes the storm than
an indication of change of heart. The
kaiser wants the military bill passed,
and when it becomes law it will be
used for war purposes only. Then
German blood will flow as 'freely as
that of the foreign enemy to show
that the kaiser is the equal of Fred-
erick the Great
or Napoleon as a
HnrrleuB In Hlatory.
The outgoing and incoming presi
dents have demonstrated the possi
bility of differing strongly and radi
cally on matters of public policy
While vet holding each other in high
personal esteem and observing all the
kindly amenities of civilized life
President Harrison differs as much
from Mr. Cleveland in his personal
ity as they do in their political opin
ions, but democrats have never
failed to bear testimony to the high
character of the republican president
Benjamin Harrison is not one of the
greatest men who have occupied
the chair of the chief execu
tive. -He is a man somewhat narrow
in his ideas. He is not lacking in
self assertion, and he has a keen and
well trained intellect and an unusual
Eift of graceful oratory. But with all
is admitted intellectual accomplish
ments he has not impressed public
Opinion favorably in the presidential
office. Ilia course regarding many
matters has been grossly at variance
with his previously pledged and ex
pressed opinions. His administra
tion has not bn marked bv anv
such potent and startling individual
ism as was seen during the term of
his predecessor. He is as unpopular
with many ot the leading spoilsmen
of his party as Cleveland was at the
close of his first term, but has proved
no such aggressive ana emcient
champion of reform ideas as the lat
ter was and is. It is the evident
ambition of F resident Harrison to
lead his part back to victory as
Cleveland did after a 4-vear interim.
He will probably fail. His personal
ltv has not impressed the country
with anything like the power exer
eised bv his predecessor. Bv
common conser t Cleveland is listed
with the greatest individualities seen
in the presidential office since the
government was founded. Benjamin
Harrison must be satisfied with a
place alongside of Polk, Pierce and
Haves, and the other respectable
mediocrities who have preceded him
in the president al office. These men
proved themsehes the lwssessors of
abilities lifting 1 hem far above the
crowd, but their occupancy of the
presidential office and not what they
did therein is their title to lasting
fame. They an? the mediocrities tf
jxjitical greatness whose lower stat
ure makes more conspicuous the
towering personalities in the presi
dential list, such as Washington. Jef
ferson, Jackson nnd Lincoln.
We should haidlv expect to learn
much about the arLs of civilized lifa
from the tribes of central Asia, and
yet, according to M. Edouard Blanc,
some of the inhibitants of western
Mongolia know haw to make better
bricfc than we can make. Thev nsa
the same materia', as we do, and sin
gularly enough t ie thing that gives
miperiority to th?ir process of brick
making is one of the most powerful
agenti of westerc civilization, steam.
When the bricks have been baked
for three days the opening of the oven
is closed with felt, whicu is kept wet,
so that the bricks, still intensely heat
ed, are enveloped in steam.
This process causes a remarkable
change in the cha acter of the bricks.
From red they turn gray and at the
same time they acquire a remarkable
degree of toughness and hardness.
Although porous they give out asouud
when struck like .hat of a clink-stone
and they resist the effects of the
weather much tetter than do lint
bricks of Europe nd America.
necessity, as usual, was the mother
of invention in tl is case, for the cli
mate in which these ingenious Mon
gols live is subject to groat extremes
of temperature, which have :i disas
trous elTect upon bricks made by the
ordinary process. Youth's Companion.
They Knew !ssenjpr Boy a.
They were sittit g around the ofiloe
telling lies for a medal. Four or five
whoppers had bee:i produced, when a
mild - mannered young man, who
looked as if he n.izht have held a
position in the Yo ing Men's Christian
association staff,was called on to show
"Really, gentlemen," he began to
protest, when a shjut rose for him to
go on and everr time lie tried to Deg
off the shout increased iu iutensitv.
'Well," he said at last, "I have no
desire to win the nedal and I can only
tell a long yarn ar.d tire vou out, but
if vou want me to tell it 1 will."
They said they 1 id.
"All right," he I egan, getting him
self in a comfortable position for bis
effort, "this rooming as I came
down to the office I met a district
messenger bov running "
"Hold on," interrupted the spokes
man of the listeners.
The narrator boed.
"Was the boy carrying a message in
the regular course of his business?"
"He was," said t!ie narrator.
The whole crowd gasped audibly.
"Give him the medal." thev all ex
claimed as one man and the innocent
Y. M. C. A. youth is still wondering why
they didn't let hin; finish his tale be
fore giving him the medal. A". I.
OlaU of It.
Tli mantle of snow that enshrouded
the earth lav six inches deep on the
level and a foot and a half on the side
walk. Some obstinate little birds with
red fet twittered gleefully, but the
man with a razor cut in his chin and
a bi" wooden slio' el in his hand ob
viously regarded the scene with resent
ment. The stuff!" he
profanely growled. A party with cloth
gloves and grave aspect, who chanced
to be passing, sanuuereu. -air
He of the grave aspect turned suddenly-.
" do yau realize that you
are t'oing to hell?" The shovel drop-
. T" r .... m
petl upon the grounu. uan you
The man with the cut in his chin was
wringing one of the clolh gloves.
assure me of that?" "lhere s no
doubt of it." "Thank vou. thank you
for your words of comfort." And
there was a gie:im of hope in his ey
as he fell to work. Detroit Tribune.
The lily grows wild in South Italy,
and was taken to north Europe in 1460.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any cae of catarrh that
cannot be cured bv Hall's Catarrh
F.J. Cheney & Co., Props., Toledo.OJ
V e the untlcrt ignea, have known
I. J. Cheney for the last 15 years,
and believe him perfectly honorable
in an imsiness transactions ana
financially able to carry out any ob
ligations made by their firm.
West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists,
Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, acting direitly upon the blood
and mucous sunaces 01 tne system
Price 75c per botl le. Sold by drug
gists. Testimoni ls free.
You have all heard of the rival
hotels in a towu.w liich ruin each other
by the process of out ting rates and
blackguarding their rivals. A much
better plan was that followed by the
proprietors of the only two hotels in
the town of Webster a few years ago.
It was tacitly agreed that ihe trade
was to be divided between the two.
Accordingly. to one hole! al! the drum
mers who struck town betook them
selves and a traveling man who had
tried hanging up at the other hostelry
would have found a cold . welcome.
On the other hand, all the show com
panies put up with ihe other landlord.
The drummers were made happy with
sample-rooms, meals at hours con
venient to the trains and a big room
where story-telling could go on into
the wee stria' hours. The theatrical
folk at the other place bitd late break
fasts, midnight suppers ami the beef
steak and onions which every country
landlord considers an indispensable
dish for the table that caters to show
poople. In this way neither of the
hotels starved and both sets of people
were better cared for than if they had
indiscriminately gone to either nlaca.
Kav. rylvanna lane
Of the Cincinnati M. E. conference.
makes a good point when he says:
e have for years used Hood s Sar-
saparilla in our family of live, and
una it fully equal to all that is
claimed for it. Some people are
greatly prejudiced against patent
medicines, but how the patent can
hurt a medicine and not a machine
is a mystery of mysteries to me."
Hood's Pills cure liver ills.
i-i-v-iJ -5' K'iiC- DLC
.;.T, .re-;r,c (S.S.SJ
f ; ti-.- m' contagious
o.Mi, il.itvc-pt.rt. La.
blood j.-Vj--( IV V'
CUStJ SCPOFl.'lA EVEN
i?i !7c A'Cnw'i f CRMS.
'-! . :n IS; ', sr.;' "c .ned tr.y
r fr.un it fcy t..k:.-ij sev-a
.v I hnvc- rit l.ud a-.y svmp.
C. V.. Wilcox.
Sa- tji.Uirj, S. C
T H AT S "
: HUNDREDS OP
CASES CF ZYATl CANCER.
Treatise 01 T'lood s-i fikin rtlsnses mailed
Till ran without mfjlrtn all WnhM rwultlst rraaa
vttrtaxsttoB f brftlB. acrva forwi. axMMM or l&dlMro
tioB. M pesaai oxbAOHloa, drmlu. Iomoi, bottom ooblj
It;. imbIombom, IsBguor. rbouutuav Blirr, Utot bbo)
bloddor oomploiBU, Urno bock, rambooo, oelottoa, tosorol
t;i BooUh. oto. This oloctrlebU eoBlolno WooBrrral
bhiiubu orar oil other. Bd fflToo eorreot that ta
iarlaatlT fait by tbo voarrr or wo forfait tt.OOn.OO, as.
wlU earo all of tbo abarc alaoaaca or bo Bar. Tbooaaada
aaTabeaa en rod by thu marrcloaa tavaatio aftar all
atban hara fallal, tad wt fla auadradi ol uaUawaWla
tDtbtaand arary otbar atata.
Oar soaarfal imprarad tTHTBIC SrSFCVSOKT la tio
r-ratrat booa orar affarod woak ura; FBIK WITH ALL
BBi.T8. Hraltb aa Tltaraaa Stroartk 61 IBIKTIID la
O tr aa BaYB. SaBB for tarfa lUaauawd mfllota,
aaalad.frro by Ball. Addrooa
9.aV7aTX3Xlr aHjUCTMIC CO.
No. (OS La Sail Street, CHIOACO, ILL,
LABOR. TIME, MONET
Use it youi o at) way.
P.m i.-t)illk VlbCfctU- 066.
John Volk Ac cjo.
8sb Door. Blind- "IMik !c-ir:W
aa' i' Bin i
Made fion &ii ' Id phoir, rxecuted 'in the ra
hitiotlv woraaianohip t
KbV Vile t'i:olograita c Establishment orer
Cab.' .-Bttufaction i uiat.ted.
IrrMM Peraon Restor.
rieiAn Nauva DisaAsas. on
rALLIBLB tf ukas al dircctod. fit Fttt ml,
Itrtt dtjt our. Treatiae aaa a trial Donio rrec aa
Fit catieata. ther payufj aiproat chargas on box whea
reecirod. Stod man, r. U. an
. and expreas addraas o
BMV Arch St-.FhiUdlpOia.a.
tM Brucriatl. MM ASM Of IMITATING FHAUOi.
arllicted to UK. a-i." f
who are puny, pale,
weak, or scrofulous,
eight to take Doctor
Pierce's Golden Medical
Discovery. That builds
up both their flesh and
their strength, t or this,
and for purifying the
blood, there's nothing in
all medicine that can
equal the " Discovery."
In recovering from
"Grippe," or m con
valescence from pneu-
wasting diseases, it speedily and surely in
vigorates and builds up the whole system.
As an appetizing, restorative tonic, it seta
at work all the processes of digestion and
nutrition, rouses every organ into natural
action, and brings back health and strength.
For all diseases cauwd by a torpid liver or
Impure Diooa, uyspepsia, ituiousness, ecrol
ulous, Skia, and Scalp Diseases even Con
sumption (or Lung-scrofula) in its earliei
stages the " Discovery " is the only guaran-
If it doesn't benefit or cure, In every case,
you nave your money dock.
A. 0, HUESING,
keuri"-tu otoonic other time-tried and we!
tnovra FtrelMnranee Companies befollowuig:
Royal IniarnnceCompaDf, of England.
Weecheater Fire Ina. Company of N . Y.
BoBalo Oerman Ina. Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Hocheeter German Ina. Co., Roctaaater. N. V .
Cltiaena Ina. Co., ot Pittabargb. Pa.
Cuob Ina. Co., of California.
Secorlt Ina. Co.. New Btvon, Conn.
Uwaokee Mecfaanics Ina.Oo.,HUwankee,Wlt
Sennan Fire Ina. Co.,of Peoria, 111,
Office Cor. 18tb 8t., and Second Ave
HOCK ISLAND. ILL.
Established 1868. .
"THE OLD RELIABLE."
HAYES & CLEAVELAND
ReprrEeoting over 40 Million Dollars
of Cash assets
Fire, Life. Tornado.
Bands of Suretyship
OFF1CB Room 21. Mitchell: Lynde's block:
fix-k Island, Ills.
Secnre our rates; vneywui lnierea yoa.
J M. BUFORD,
General . .
The olJ Fire and Time-tried Companies
Losses Promptly Paid.
Ratee as low M any reliable company rac afforc.
iuut ratruuotia is uucilcq.
STATE SAVINGS BANE.
Offlee Corner FlfteeKth street and Third Are,
Bnrceeds tne Moline Savlnea 1 ate. Organised IBBt
S PtrCmpEEEST a AID ON DEPOSITS.
Organised under State Liwa. -
Ovenifrom a. m. to S z m., and Wednesday and
Saturday nights from? to 8pm
Pobtbh SrirmR, . . President
B. A. A IK 8 worth. Vice-President
4. r. uiiiiviT, ... caanier
Porter Skinner. W. W. Welle,
C. A. Rose, H . A. Alneworth,
6. H. Edwards, W. H. Adama,
Andrew Friberg, C. F. Bamenway,
REAL ESTATE LOANS
mvle for pnrata parties la the rardan
spot of the west, by the
Orchard State Bank
of ORCHARD, NEBRASKA.
E. W. Dairr. Prealdent.
J. 8. Dabt: Caahler.
Mitchell ft Lynde. Bankers.
i. f. Kobinaon, Caablor Kock Island Nations
C. C. Carter, M. D.
Henry Dart'. txia. Wholraal. Orocers. .
Si" aa; . u..ji.Pj...matfaaini ' m .K
MaBsf MBjaaj 1 MET M.Pimi --v- j..
s I I''
'clouted nawfyj,tjiy. olf .
Rock Island Buggy Co
Phaetons, Surries, Buggies, Spring and Farm Wagons.
It will pay you to call and et our Ljw Pricn
Factory and Ware roomi ou 16th stnet between ltard.'d.ve.
Retail Trofie etpec'sl'v s-j. J!
THE MOLINE WaGON,
Manulactnrers ol- FARM; SPRING AND FREIGHT WAGONS
A foil and complete line of Platform end otber Spring Wagons, especially aaiptea xo'X
emn trade, ot superior workmanship and Helen fllustrauxl Price List free on
1 ilcattoc. See the MOL1NB W Amj before onrcbaalng
rCl ViOW CUAtall-rA'
vtbPE CTAC LE S &.
asBssi v-' wnnrawia
A sew and Complete.Treetment, conalatlnx of
nnppositorles. Ointment In Capsols, alao InBox
and Piila; A Positive Cnre forkziarnal. Blind or
Bleeding Itching, Chronic Recent or Hereditary
Piles, Fibalb viiinun tnd many otber dla
eaaes; It is alwaya a great benefit to the general
health. The first discovery of a medical cure ren
dering an operation with the knife enneceaaary
hereafter. Tbla Remedy baa never been known
w per box, 6 for S5 ; sent by snail. Why
anffer from this terriable diai-aae when a written
guarantee la poeitivly given with 6 bottles, to re
fund the money if not cured. Send stamp for
frneaaiuBjle. ttBaiactee iaaacd byour ageni. .
JAPANESE LIVER PELLETS
Acta like magic on the Ftomach, Liver and B.w
ea; dispels iryspeneia. Biliousness, Fever, Colds,
Nervous Disorders leepeMne,Losa of Appetite,
rea 10 rea the compleciion; perfect digestion fol
Iowa their use. Positive care for Sick Hbadacib
and Constipation. Small, mild, tasy to take. Large
Vlale of 60 Pills 26 rents.
HARTZ eVTJLLMBYEB Sole Agents ock Ul
: PROTECT YOUR EYES !
MR. II. HIRSCHBERG.
The well-known Optician of SS Olive St.
(M. E. cor. 7td and Olive). St. Loais, hae
appointed T . H. Thomas as ajent for bit
celebrated Diamond Spectacles and Eye
glassee, and also for his Diamond Nan
Changeable Spectacles and ByegleaMS.
The glasses are the greatest lnventloi
ever made In spectacle.. H a prep,
constrnctlon of the Lens a neraoo pot
chasing a pair of these Ni'D-CbannabU
Glass ee never has to change these glaarei
from the eyes, and every pair parchatea
Is guaranteed, so that If they ever ks'S
the eyer (no matter how or scratched the
Lenses are) they will famish the pany
with a new pair of slasnee free of cbre.
I. H. THOMAS hasa full asaortratat
and invite, all to satisfy themaelves
of the great snperioriu of these Qla ses
over any and all othera now la ase to call
and examine the same at T.H. Thorn. ,
draggiat and optician. Boca Island.
235 Wis. Street
Kiaief i ruiiatitMi tta. i" " -J)nirs
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' ib mo-it alichtftiiROl l,rhif
tJpie Pt? 0 DrtUO CO.. M.l.nuKWli wib..
LA PORTE, TEXA1
Informatkin about the new Seapcit I
jl Porte, Texas, situated 00 GaIvesto,i '
where the Government channel, upon wi i i "
eminent is eipending6,soo.ooo.oa tan:'. :
land, can be obtained by addressing
TIjc U Porte Uoi m Tc
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