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tWe character, political vr rr.uuia, ronsi nave
r-sal name attached for publicHiion. No each
a-tlcles wtll be printed over flctHione signatures.
Anoymon communication not noticed.
Corretpondenee solicited froiu every township
n Kocfc Inland county .
Friday, Makch 24, 1S93.
Democrat ic City-Township Ticket.
For Mayor THOMAS J. MEDILL, JK
For City Clerk ALBERT r. TTCES1XG
Kor City Treasurer J AM ICS it . BL'FOKD
For Police Magistrate II. C. WIVILL
ForAssistunt Sr.peivi-or.... j-Xl L THIESEN
For Afc'or .J II. JOHNSTON
For Collector EDWARD BAUERSFELD
For Justices cf Hi; r.nee ... -( A BALDWIN
( .1. F. 1 ARKIN
for Consume ( j. Li 2R SKK.N ECHT
I tr .!(U,viirn.
Fifth Wa d
... . ... x. c. maucker
FiT-DI ."ASDH. BEIS
Qleem Victor a is rate J at 5,000,
000, exclusive of landed interests.
This showing1 demonstrates the value
of economy an.i.the wisdom of sticking
to a good job.
Captains of United States mail
carrying steamship companies are
expressing dissatisfaction as to the
new United States mail pennant. They
say it's too bi.
The people who reside on the Rue
Panama, a street in Paris which rej
ceived that name several years ago,
want to have its name changed.
Many of them have good reason to
History records that on state oc
casions Charlemagne wore a silk gown
worth ?S.0X ::u-ah Bernhardt is
believed to be the only modern Frank
who has been guilty of a similar ex
travagance. An Oregon man was told that by
sousing his hens in sheep-dip he could
induce them to lay more nimbly tho
egg of commerce. He tried the ex
periment, but met with only partial
success. Twenty out of the eighty
hens survived and the twenty do not
lay with even their former eclat.
More Joliet rrookrclnrxn.
Among other things developed lv
the Joliet penitentiary investigation
at Monday s session of the commit
tee was the fact that in addition to
the $15,000 sewer contract of F. II.
Brainerd, upon which, according to
expert testimonv, he cleared $10.no
at least, the same gentleman had
leased of the state 30 men at 5 cents
a da- and hired them back to the
htate at $l.ir per day. and that this
profitable arrangement had been go
ing on for over six years. The testi
mony was given by Clerk Mueller of
the penitentiary, and the substance
of it is reported as follows:
The clerk was next asked how much
had been paid to the state bv Brain-
erd and how much the state had paid
Brainerd under that famous contract
lor an skilled men to ilo repair
work in the machine shops, etc. J his
is the contract where the philanthro
pist leased 30 men at 75 cents a day
and immediately hired them back to
the state at fl.5 a day. Mr. Mueller
testified that from November, 16.
to February, 1893, Mr. Hrainerd had
paid the state $44, 670.72, and that
for the same period the state had
paid Mr. Brainerd $.ri!'.68.1G, Mr.
Brainerd's net profit for that period
bad been fl4. 987.44.
Following the testimony above
given by Clerk Mueller, an inquiry
was made as to t lie 'library"' fund.
This fund accumulated from receipts
from visitors. Visitors are usually
charged 25 centu admission to be
shown around, etc. For the last
few fears this source of revenue has
been from $ 1.000 to $2,0im a year. It
is gradually increasing. The follow
ing is the testimony on the subject:
"What becomes of that fund?"
Maytr Haley asked.
"About a third of it goes into the
library anel the rest into the general
"Well, the state appropriates $5(M1
t the library, tloes it not?"
"Then von use that and how much
"About $400 maybe."
"Do I understand," asked Senator
Allen, "that you get a fund for the
library from visitors of $2,000, use
only tW0 of it, get $500 from the
state in addition to this $4W, and
then turn over the remainder. $1,000,
to the general fund?"
"Whew," said Senator Allen, "that
h tin appropriation I think that can
The investigation thus far made of
the methods in vogue at the Joliet
penitentiary under republican re
gime, as the Springfield Register
says, furnishes snllicient evidence to
convince disinterested people that
corruption reigned there, and that its
trail is pretty general over all eon
DIDN'T KNOW HOW FAR.
And According to Ills Way of Thinking
It Made No Difference, Anyhow.
We left Manchester, the county seat
of Clay, Ky.. one morning about sun
rise for a ride to Willow Fork, some
miles up-country, says a writer in the
X. Y. Ilerald. After proceeding some
distance the heat became oppressive
Halting under the shade of a frieudit
tree we dismounted and threw our
selves on the ground for a short rest.
We had not been there loug before we
observed au old forester seated in a
break-down wagon, driving leisurely
down the road.
With the customary politeness of
people in these parts as he reached us
'(lood-morning," I replied. And as
he was proceeding on his way I asked:
"Can vou tell us how many miles it
is to Willow Fork?"
"Whoa, Jonas! No. stth, I can't."
'Don't you live in this neighbor
hood?" "Yes, suit."
"And vou don't know the distance
to Willow Fork?"
No, suh. Never Iienrn."
"But vou have some idea of the dis
tance?"" "None. I've lived round these, liyar
pai ls for nigh outer 50 year an' I never
give nil a tuougm. aever wuew now
fur hit wus. When 1 lied lo go thar I
jist driv on 'til I brought tin."
"Wtll, thai is strangA Isatd.laugh
ing. "I should think that after living
around here all that time you would
be able to give the distance to a foot."
"Not so strange when you think of
hit, mister." he replied. ""W hut's the
dirfruiice how fur hit is? If ye've got
ter go thar ye've got ter git thai an'
if ye know the road hits all right.
Ye've got ter drive on till ye bring
up," he added philosophically. "(it-e-tm,
"Yes. you're about right," I remark
ed, as he drove on.
He hail not proceeded far when he
suddenly halted and turning arottud
came driving slowly buck to where we
"Warner go to ther Fork, mister?"
-Yes." I replied.
"Why in thunder dtdn't ye say so?"
"I thought you understood that."
"Xo. 1 ilidn't. Ye just ask me how
man- miles hit war an' 1 said 1 didn't
know, nor I didn't. But if ye wauter
git to ther Fork jist drive on 'til ye
cum to a red house with about twelve
young tins playin' in ther road in frnnt
uv hit that's my place. An' after ye
re:ich that ye've got ter go 'bout as fur
agin an' then ye'll see the steeple cf
tiier For!; church. Foller that .in' ye'il
"Thank yon." I replied.
"Stitin'iV. that's ail right, suh; 1
don't look fcr bit. Ye ouuliter say al
ius wlif.t ye want. I don't know how
fur hit is. but ye'll bring up if ye fol
ler up 1'iis road "til ye see that steeple.
And wheeling around heilrove slow
Thrilling Arrnunt f an Irishman
inrlnre from Prison.
James Stephens, who was head and
front of the Fenian brotherhood in Ire
land iu ISiij made his escape from
Richmond prison, Dublin, at a tre
mendous risk not only for himself but
for all who were concerned iu his
rescue, says the Youth's Companion.
Two isicti were chiefly concerned in
the atTuir. one named ISreslin. the hos
pital warden, and the other Ryrne. a
night watchman. Rreslin procured
an impression of the key which opened
Stephen's cell and which always hung
on a nail in the governor's safe, lie
had to distract the irovernor's atten
tion, steal the key, at the same time !
puttiug another in its place, get the i
impression und then return the key to
The time came for making the es
cape and the few moments were all too
short. It was a elark night and the
storm howled furiously; most discour
aging of all, the ladder provided for
scaling the wall proved too short.
This fact seemed to promise absolute
The wall was twenty feet high and
Stephens could not possibly reach the
top. Hresiin in- an agjiiv of haste
brought a table 'from the dining-room
and placed the ladder on it. It was
still roo short and the prisoner had to
descend again. The rescuers, who
were in as great danger as the prisoner,
grew almost wild with apprehension.
Another table was procured ami again
Stephens made the ascent, and this
time after a desperate struggle suc
ceeded in gelling outside the wall.
Once there he had to jump twenty
feet into the darkness, having no idea
where he should land, or whether it
would be with broken limbs or neck.
He let go his hold on the wall and fell,
fortunately striking soft ground.
Meanwhile Byrne and Itreslin had
beeti obliged to return to their duties.
Stephens now found himself in a
garden, surrouuded by another wall
twenty feet high. Over this wall Rres
lin had toid him to throw a stone as a
signal to eleven armed men who were
waiting outside to receive him.
Now a score of other difficulties be
set him. He could nat tiud the gar
den walls ami groped around in vain
fora stone. Al length he reach, ,, the
wall and ihrew over a hanvifn! of
gravel, whereupon a rope Mi, a
weight all ached was tossed to
him. He quickly climbed the w..l; and
soon found himself in the arms of his
joyful body-guard, who conducted hiiu
to a house within sight of the jail, where
he remained fourteen days.
He afterward went to a fashiouablu
boarding-house iu the finest, part of
Dublin and spent two m..iuhs. and
finally, when the iui-; and cry for his
capture hail somewiict ubiiicd. took
ship from Ireland forever.
He now lives in a humble g-irret in
Paris, broken in fort mi", health ynd
hope, and brooding coiist.tniU' uvev
the days that are no more.
There are 27, 00 J ( lace ftr tie sale
of liquor iti Paris, and throughout the
republic there is oue saloon -for every
eijjhty-seven uennlj. .
1 pir.sphy it a di-iuo:al ziiig kitd of taffy. It ap
pears on I lie tombstone, and eulogizes the dead
almost to the eryftais. The usual method of
begiuningis: 'Here lies." Very si ggestive.for
the IK! are frequently quite astonishing - almost
cnouhsotolKt.il a suae and axisze the dead of
whom they lire wriite:. A tiiithlul ej ilaph, in
many in ta-.e- s. wouM tie: "litre lies one who
omitted to take lr. Tierce's t.3'djn Vedi al Dis
covery." if sic and suffuiti jf, and diet-ding p-e-matnre
i!cat-. test the toteut remedy. It cures
all curoi.ic liver, bftil ami lur g d:se se, a bil
ioRtness, pkin and aealp d reuses, scrofulous
sores and swelling.-, saltrhtrum. utter, erysipelas
and even n'r .fuU of the luting (.or consumption)
if taken iu time.
What theilou. Jeorge (J. Vest sav
in regard to .the superiority to the
llirschberg's diamond and non
"I am using glasses which I pur
chased from l'rof. Hirschherg and
they are the best I ever tried; it af
fords nie great pleasure to recommend
Prof, Hirschberg as an excellent op
tician, and his glasses are simply un
equalled in my experience.
t;. ;. vkst."
These spectacles are for sale by T.
II Th;;.!as. agent tor Rock Island
To the People of Rock Island,
One of the iddot Opticians of Chi
cago, and has the latest inven.
tions for treating voting and
old. who ha hail 24 years"
experience, will be
Rooms .Vi-54. commencing
--SATURDAY. MARCH 25. isl
and will ! pleaed tc be consulted hy
liis old paticntsatid others in regard
to defective eyesight.
Sufferers from Imperfect Vision
will lind certain relief by trying the
Professor's new system of adjusting
glass, as the following testimonials
These are a few of his many hun
dreds of testimonials he has received
during kis 24 years of practice.
On account of other engagements
Prof. Moses can lie consulted at the
Harper only Saturdays. Sundays and
Oibctit Ci iEK'a Cff;ck. I
11 en it y Cockt . III. i
amkr 1X.K, Van-h 16. IS'.IS-To whom It may
ci icern: Prof. N. 11. Moses, optician, of Chica
go, titled for n e a 71.1' of glasses in 1SSJ, which I
nsd almos roiitinuslly for five yeais licn I
had the mi"fortniie to lose them.
1 have mm- j ure 8il of him a puir of specta
cle md a'so t oie s' with which I am well
n'eusetf. I regard l'n f . Mrs es a thorough opti
cian and rpromniei.d him to at' in peed of optical
good. L. H Iattcn, Clerk.
Gejose 2i;, arc'i 4, 1SBU fr t. M. R.
Hoses Sued my ejes Jus: ilree years ago and I
ncierexti-iiJol any money to better advsL&trge
in my life 'y glust-es have hecn woith hun
dri ds o' co'irrs 'o me. whereas before I had been
trouMed a pre it deal with head che, a depre-sed
feeiinir. ejore 10 c (e ey- s. Now 1 can read
and rite with rL-Mire. i kirdly recommend
that til wl o are suffer:! K with defective eyesight
or hesdsch.'S mill rere.vr great sat i.fuction by
conni t nir Prof. M. K. Moms. I remnin you:s
respect ul'.y. James I.. Voosurrr.
Gtxisto, II! , Keh. '-'8. 183 When Pit f. Moses
wa here three y. rs ag" I was treatiy trontled
with my e;.i He lilted m a pkir if ch'S":
they proved ve y satisfactory. They itr.rgth
ened my eye- o mnrh Hut I seldom wear Them
now. 11 o:i ieed glasses yen will 00 well to
cor.;-!!!! ti e i;ofe. tor. JIbs. E. Stout v.
Paa. 111., "ai . 23, lkgt Iu whoji it may con
cern: I w ill sy with ths grraten nMon'sbment
and 1111 St gratefi'l lUart-, b t l'rof . M. It Mnees
B(e my wife thf mo-t p rftct fatisfac ion In
a-tctsele f any doi tor I Ver knew. Thirtv
eiirht jears ego sl.c lo ' her ye-tght and could
nor dirtinunisu anyo- e -h- kLe at a disUB' e of
10 f. e. an. cou'd not r.-.t.i or 10 years, and I
lave bevn speridins m ch inoneir with doctors
for apt e ucle-. hat wsh - is s ilisfied. j II who
have weak ordi fora ed iy s ill reap rich satis
laer on by 111 t-nim g 1 r .f. .Vo-ee. With het
wlrhrstv all, I 1I.1 i;cl th nk Ihnt. Picxori!. H.
ys.-s nil. be exie l-. . he,peet u'ly jours,
t V.J. Jokes.
!AS KEOICINZ rAILT.P TO CURE VOU f
ut SAiaaE'S KLECTRie CELT
t vorn 1 horprellul.
1 (-nfiu-loa rt
suiu 1: ..uue.t-mit:ij:iit.&.:td tiie nmr.y
1 r-jin r 'rt. I.ft'.n i vni:ih or dl
pomtivfi 'c-ji.n t.hl- 4 vU-rfclr.t hef curt-J
i;OinTf erery yrar v V-r ail U-irwn tir1io:rcfl oi:.J
i!-i'T ir.:n'f-.jift.w fa.l"!. LhMVKU
JIW?-: U r.V'i .k. u l Uli t'ut-c trouble?,
k LFJ'i'W r Tiika '3 r-- ioivo the clfmit ihnt
w.j lmi:i(l f,-"ni tiie ljhtc:, anfl v cun? IT MCSV
t:Kl Dr. y ifuUn KJptric licit lfaxm.
tieUt n iic:il lift'.vn. us used y the foren,o.fi
piiyMiiTu? tltrwlnts ibe world, niviiij? tLe frtium9
frjiktmi'vr cr;; rents v-li a cno rnoiia.ti the enUro
tvx' .ontl i a o lovd v ej k nrrt - tho co rreui is mnt dttveft
(o Lito jwj-9 uTiVct.?!. injftntiy f: Mv-tiff o.fcwUhy. kJow
iit(C wanntU uml ruTpMi'f: virf igMt go thnt decld
vA lryttvr.tM n.r CTiorrt:rci-i fr-'r.i tue first votk's u.f.
Yftt-uu!: rt'"'-ti', t3 tho partem without
vcflt:imii(r ilie p;onva-h ky tonoritt drugs. Our belts
Q'l wlnio wlvfre vi'l crro CTt-ry cate or money re
fi'.uf1e. v"o lram-rt curb Its t. (rirethe trae cairenu
f , vui'h can Le f it irnmod.ateiyapoa
tbfir-'xiA. cc wa frnfe't $&,OGO V'e vurontee our
Etont intiw."d Kie-rlf! HuinPKnry to KKI,ARC!IS
fvy. it. very voting, mtm!epia mna 01a B
&Aa kAvvtriz c:a ia l Sail anuM.
M. R. MOSES,
Cli-s... Wtf mffor from Wrrors
W ( d n e v : A
T&vy all Testify
To tho EfEcaqr
ThA old time Blmpi?
I remedy from the Georn: a
stamps and fields h.ii
gone forth to tba ant!pod.v.
confonndtns the tlieoriea
1 those who depend solely on
, physician's akin. There Is no bloc .:
taint which ltdoesnot Immediate! ,
eradicate. Poisons outwardly absorbed or tiu
result of vile diseases from within all yield to ti'! :
potent but simple remedy. It is an unequr:-;l
tonic, bnlldsnpthe old and feeble, cores all dlsous-.-:
arising from Impure blood or weakened Tltulit; .
Send for a treatise. Examine the proof.
Books on " Blood and Skin Diseases " mailed frou
JJntggUt Sell It.
SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.,
Drawer 3, Atlanta. Ca.
Sa. rv?,;!(, aires;: other time-tried a-.c t k'
kEavn Flf lasnratc.T Companies h fo'.lo iri :
Royal Insurance Company, of Eli'huo.
Wechter Fire Ins. Company of N . V.
BcSalc German Inn. Co., BuCalo, N. Y.
Rochester Scimsn Ine. Co., Kocheeier.
Cittims Ins. Co. cf Fi."rjn. Pa.
H.m fire ORcc, LeilfJSrt.
Gni.-.c Ire. Co.. '. Cal!tnri.:.
38tcntj Irn. Co.. Itw HtVeti. Cor.!?.
l'iwttor.f-r Mechanics Ins. Co., Vr.waokso. ?.
3erif.ii rirc Ins. co.,of Peona.lll,
Of3it- Cor 1S:'t St., and Kecoau
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
"THE OLD RELIABLE."
HATES & CLEAVELAND
Re-rfhectiog over 40 Million Doil-.rs
of Cash assets
Fire. Life. Tornado.
Bsnds of Suretyship.
OFFICE Room 21, Mitchell Lynde's .block
K rk Is'.and, Ills.
(pB'-SJecure our rates : they will intcres you.
J. M. BUFORD,
General . . .
The old Fire and Time-tried Companiet
Losses Promptly Paid.
Rales as low as sny reliable company cac afford.
Your Patronaee is solicited.
STATE SAVINGS BANE.
office Corner Fifteenth street and Third Ave,
Succeeds the taolir.et-avinzs . t,ii. Ureanlaed 1869
3 rcrftM IXTEELST .AID ON DEPOSITS.
Organlred ucder State Lnws.
Open.from 0 a. m. to 3 - in., and Wednesday and
Satnrdsy nights from7 to 8pm
Pohteh SKiimrR. - - President
H. A. ArnswOKTB, Vice-President
J. F. HtiCKwiT, ... cashier
Porter Skinner. W.W.Wells,
C.A.Rose, H . A. AInsworth,
G. B. Edwards, W. H. Adams,
Andrew Kriberg, C. F. Dcmeuway,
REAL ESTATE LOANS
made for priTate parties in thel raidtn
spot of the west;by the
Orchard State Bank
f ORCUAI1D, NEBRASKA .
B.;W. Dart, President.
J. 8. Dabt: Cashier.
Mitchell A Lynde, Bankers.
J. F. Kobinson, Cashier Rock Island Nations
O. C. Carter, M . D.
Hi nry Dart's Sons. Wholesale Orocers.
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MISS M A V 1IUTTMAX, CAMBlilKlK. III.I.
CliAs. 1:. ciiitNAX. 201G 2ml ave.. Uoek
Catarrli ami Incipient Consumption.
J. s. m'akthl k, Davenport. Iowa.
Catarrh ami hemorrhage of Lungs.
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A statement of each of tlie above eases will appear a- s.-
jwssible. Too busy to either write them up or steal an -'.V!" '
Dr. Wilson wishes to state here that no ease will ! a.--
for treatment where a complete cure cannot be given.
$5 A MONTH !
All patients will be treated until cured for per niuini.
includes consultation, examination, treatment and medicine f-
patients and for all diseases.
Scott Medical Institute,
Over Amf.uicam Express Co. - - -'-'l Brady street, Ia i-n r:. i '
SPECIALTIES Catarrh. E5C Er. Note. Thro f, Luius Nerves
eages. hkin Dipeesex. Chronic Diseases.
Office Ileurs: 9 to 11 a. m., 2 to 4 i. in.. 7 to 8 p. o;.
Oa Sandals the office will be open from 9 a. m 10 4 p. m
feleDflooe i098. , 231 Teoneth suttr.
thank w for caiiinr
Qitei7tion o ii;'
Important Word ''Cured'-Scct- c 1
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