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Poblt-bed Daily and Weekly at 1624 Second
ATenne, Rock Island, 111.
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Mr character, political or religious, most have
ral name attached for publication. No such
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Aooymoa" eomninntca:iini9 not noticed.
Correspondence solicited fro every township
a kock isiana couuti .
Tl ESDAY, MAKCll L'S. 1893.
Democratic City-Township Ticket.
For Mayor THOMAS J. MEDILL, JK
For City Clerk ALBERT n. HUESIN
For City Treasurei J AM K M . BC FORD
For Police Mag-Utrato It C. WIVILL
For Assistant fnperviw... PAl'll TllIKSEN
For Assessor J. IX. JOHNSTON
For Collector EPWAK1) BAUERSFELD
t , ,.. ( P. SCHLEMMER
.MClrt H. A. BALDWIN
( .T. f.ARKI.NI
ror tonsiaoies -( MEBSKKNECHT
First Ward WILLIAM ROTH
Second Ward FBKD SCHROEDER
Third Ward DANIEL CORKEN
Fourth Ward T. C. MATJCKER
Fifth Ward I:OBE 1T KUit'HMASS
Sixth Wa-d J U1N KONOSKY
Herect!i Ward FSWDl X AND II. BEI
Tiik lt'HinT:it liavt- the winninj,
ticket from head to foot in Rock Isl
and this year.
The North Carolina library has a
small book StiO years obi. w hich is
said to li:ie once been the personal
projwrty et .Martin I.ttther.
Tiikke are aid to le more farmers'
children educated at the Kansas
Agricultural College than any other
ttiucawonai institute in tiie country.
Nkckktakv of the Navy, Herbert
has given out that he will follow th
policy of his jredecesors in rcard
to the navv. This means more
The people have had ouite enoul
of the McConochie kind of a man for
mayor, and if he is the best the nil
ing elements of his party can present
it is time to turn him and his asso
ciates down. That is what the peo
pie projx.se to do one week from to
The Chicago Inter-Oeean attained
its 2lst birthday anniversary Satur
lay, and in celebration of the even
issued a remarkable number of it
metropolitan newpaper. The issue
consiMea 01 w pages, including fou
beautifully colored rdates and a. o-rnt
ifying array of artistically set ami ar
ranged advertisements. The edition
included 200,000 papers. The big
paper snoma he a source of pride t
the Inter-Ocean and to Chicago.
It was a marniflcent thine to do
says an exchange, Cleveland making
Judge GresLam comfortable and at
home in his new choice of party. I
is always customary for churches
societies, fraternities, etc., to extent
to strangers or company a cordial
welcome and endeavor to place them
an a pleasant and enjoyable position
But some of the republicans rnak
very wry faces when they think o
it. But if the present defeat is s
hard to bear, what will they do ir
March 4 is not a good date for thi
inauguration. 'It is time for :
change," says the Washington Post
'It is a national disgrace that th
change has not been made before
Let the agitation besrin at once be
gin with the incoming congress and
not cease until the possibility of an
other such experience as that of Sat
.1 . . . .
uruay is made impossible so far as
can be guarded against by human
foresight." Lot us go back two o
even three months. There is neither
sense in nor necessity for making
uate later in the sprinsr than
March, says another paper. Whe
the people give an order an
express their will in November the
mandate should be obeyed withou
unnecessary delay. Let no disered
ited congress assemble. Let the new
congress meet as soon as the presi
tlent is inaugurated. Stop the ga
between the inauguration and th
meeting of congress.
MinlMter East is.
The democrats are pleaded with
the announcement of the appoint
ment of ex-Senator Eustis of Louis
lana, to be minister to France. He
is recognized as an earnest, faithful
and deserving democrat. Mr. Eustis
was Senator White's predecessor, his
term closing with the Fifty-first con
gress. Ha is a native of Louisiana,
about 51 years of age, and possesses
legal abilities of the highest order.
He is a graduate of the Harvard law
school, and at the beginning of the
rebellion entered the confederate ser
vice as judge advocate on the staff of
Gen. Magruder. He also served in
New Orleans. He was a prominent
figure in the reconstruction era in
Louisiana, having been one of the
committee which came to Washing
ton to confer with President Johnson
on that subject. After six years of
service in both branches of the state
legislature, he was elected to the
United States senate, where he serv
ed two terms, hi9 service expiring on
March 3, 1891. Since that date he
has been engaged in the practice of
Strong and Weak Spelling.
Speaking in a broad and general way, and
admitting that every one ia likely to mis
spell a word of the English language at
some time in his life, sellers may be di
vided into two classes the "strong spellers''
and the "weak spellers." fc'bat "strong
spelling" means may be illustrated by the
orthographical maxim and practice of an
excellent gentleman who is now dead. His
rale was, "Xever misspell a word for want
of putting in enough letters." Acting on
this principle, he spelled girl gearle, do doe
and get gette.
This trait would seem to indicate a lib
eral disposition, and this gentleman was
certainly a very liberally minded man. His
strong spelling ' did not prevent him from
serving the public acceptably in several capacities.
Another strong speller always insisted
upon writing the word "perhaps" thus, per
hapse. Though he was frequently remon
strated with and repeatedly told that there
was no final e on the word, be continued to
spell it that way.
A thoroughly 'Vtroug speller always
seems to be accorded a certain sympathy
and even admiration by those who ordina
rily spell correctly,wlule a weak speller is
always laughed at. What '"weak spelling"'
means maybe illustrated by the case of a
gentleman who recently wrote "enthusi
asm" thus, eatheusam, and who generally
spells "suggest" sojest.
The same gentleman is known to have
spelled penalty pelenty, but a peculiarity
of his case is that he never mispronounces
a word and always appears in conversation
what he certainly is, a cultivated gentle
man. Youth's Companion
(jencral Rutler's Courage..
After Lincoln's assassination tieneral
Butler occupied a suite of rooms on the first
floor of Wiilard's hotel in Washington.
One afternoon the general and his secret.
ry, Air. Batchelder, were seated at a table
near the window of one of the rooms, when
Mr. Batchelder noticed that a large crowd
had collected and were gazing at and mak
ing comments on the general, who was in
plain view from the street. It having been
common report that not only the lives of
Lincoln and iieward.but of Grant and But
ler were to be sacrificed, Mr. Batchelder be
came nervous and finally got up and pulled
down the bl;nds.
The general looked up and said: "What's
the matter, Batchelder? Why are you pull
ing down the blinds?"
"Oh," said Mr. Batch.lJer. "I tbov.ht it
was getting rather late."
"Nonsense, Batchelder, said the general.
'Put them up again."
"But, general," said Mr. Batchelder,
'there is a grent crowd outside the window
and there is no telling what violence they
General Butler snorted contemptuously.
"Let them,"' he said, and seeing that his
young secretary had the seat nearer the
window, "anil 1 will changeseats with you,
so there will be no danger." Kxchauge.
"Trne as Preaching."
What is the use of worrying at what
angle a chair stands in the room, so long as
the chair is a comfortable chair? I have
known a poor tired woman to walk up
stairs and down stairs nn;l into every room
in the house simply to niakesurethat every
shade was pulled just so far down in each
window, so that it would look nice from the
outside; then r.lie was too tired to go out that
afternoon. Was it worth while? Hardly.
True, there are some people who are never
so happy as when they are miserable, and
are never so cuiilt-ut us when they are find
Have we not known Innevie. blessed
among women, who. when thty cleaned
bouse, were never so wretched as when they
could not get more than half n dustpaufui
of dirt after sweeping a room? liip Van
Winkle s wife ourst a blood vessel in scold
ing the peddler who crossed the freLly
sanded floor, i-he cared nlxjut the floor; the
peddler didn't. She died; the peddler lived.
Eliza 1). Keiin.
The Leaflet Were Iupul;ir.
There is a story of an officer in command
of a troopship who, having embraced a
somewhat sensnt ionul form of religious be
lief himself, was active in distributing
tracts setting forth these views among his
men. To his extreme gratification these
leaflets were received with thankfulness,
and even asked for. So great indeed was
the "run" on these special publications
that the amateur missionary's stock was
soon exhausted, and he had to fall b.xk
upon a collection of less exciting religious
"These tracts are not equal to the old
ones, remarked the o nicer as he dealt
them out to the sergeant. "I dare say :he
men find the difference." "Yes, sir, indeed
they do," was the prompt reply. "There
never was such good paper for pipclichts
as the first lot made; them others ain't to
be named with them." Manchester Times.
lie Had Veen There Before.
Lay off your overcoat. You won't feel
it when you go out," remarked the propri
etor of a Park row restaurant to an infre
quent customer one evening during a cold
That's just the reason that 1 Keep it
on," replied the other. t he last one l touk.
off here I have never felt or seen since,"
and with these words he buttoned his coat
tightly around his form and pointed to the
glazed sign on the wall, which read, "The
proprietor is not responsible for overcoats
or umbrellas lost or stolen." New York
Connfe In Elephants.
An elephant with a good mahout gives
perhaps the best instance of disciplined
courage courage, that is, which persists in
the face of knowledge and disinclination
to be seen hi the animal world. They will
submit day after day to have painful
wounds dressed in obedience to their keeper
and meet danger in obedience to orders.
though their intelligence is sufficient to un
derstand the peril and far too great for
man to trick them into a belief that it is
No animal will face danger more readily
at man's bidding. London Spectator.
A Misapprehension Corrected.
The diamond drill is pointed witl
The price of parrots in Soutt
America is only ten cents.
Girls over 12 can make valid wills
under the laws of Scotland.
Nearly 100 different machines have
been invented for boring rock.
The Egyptians kneaded their bread
in a wooden bowl with their feet.
The first French newspaper was the
Mercure Francois, published iu 1605.
The rice crop in the south this year
is estimated to be 225.OJO.000 pounds.
The anthracite coal fields produce
more than 45,000.000 tons of coal a
The city of New York cares for 18,
000 lunatics at a cost of $625,000 a
Intoxicating liquors have been made
from t lie sap of the birch, the willow,
the poplar and the sycamore.
Unbroken 4-year-old col's, suitable
for military purposes, can be bought
in the Australian colonies at from $50
to $75 each.
A confectioner, being curious as to
the weight of 5 pennies. place. I them
in a paper bag on a confectioner's
scales and found that they weighed
three pounds five and a quarter
A San Francisco r-xchanore raises the
alarm that California i- suffering a
famine." In every Javge town in that
state, with the exception of Alameda
there is a lamentable paiu-iiy of the
A study of a Ie. man tun p. on which
is plotted the stations of the troops in
their hugn army, shows that the
majority are so placed as to be con
veniently moved in sections to the
The Athenian Atvhivological society
has carried out some excavations on
the site of ancient Corinth which have
resulted in the discovery of a consider
able building belonging to the fifth or
sixth century U. C.
A resilient of Dayton. Pa., was sur
prised t he other mo i ntnir when lie went
to milk his eow to find a placard at
tached to her horns. -hich. bore the
following inscription: -Ho down and
pay for the cabbage I devoured last
Bavaria continues to take the lead
in Germany in beer drinking, the con
sumption during IS.' having been
over 2C ) u:iri per inhabitant. Posen
heads the list in schnapps driuking
about twenty-live quarts per inhab
itant. The superiority of tea over brandy
in many eases is beyond question.
The idea si ill lingers t hat alcohol keeps
out the cold. As a matter of fact
mountaineers have found by repeated
experience that the opposite of this
Among the superstitious natives of
Bulgaria the prophet Lnjaliis believed
to oon'rul the dements. During heavy
thumiei toi ins the women fall on their
faces ami pray: "Dear Lord Klijah,
do not drive so fast with your tiery
Vanilla is an orchid, which, in the
West Indies, creeps over trees and
walls like ivy. A substance called
"salen." somew hat resembling arrow
root or sago, is obtained from the
tubers of a variety that grows in Tur
key ami Persia, where it is highly
Recent studies of cancer not onlv in
dicate that it is an organic growth, but
almost certainly Drove that it is itself
liable to the attack of another parasite.
Better acquaintance with the relations
of these parasites may possibly bring
the long-sought method of arresting
Senator Don Cameron has seeded 103
acres of his Donegal farm. near Mariet
ta, with Kentucky bluegrass, which he
believes wiii do as well on his ground
as it docs on the historic soil where it
is indigenous. He intends to put the
nutritious pasturage tothe use of fancy
There are two fixed rules for propor
tioning the human form; just two.
They are that eight heads (that is.
skull lengths) make the total height of
the figure and that the invariable cen
ter of the total length of the whole
figure should be the front termination
of the lowest part of the pelvis.
The Erie's old broad gauge No. 74
was regarded as the most unlucky
engine that ever ran on the road. It
was used in the Susquehanna yards
and is said to have killed thirty-nine
persons, including four women and
three children. In additiou to this
seventy men were crippled by this
A new luminous fungus has been
forwarded from Tahiti to P'nrope. If.
is said to emit at night a light resemb
ling that of the glowworm. which it re
tains for a period of twenty-four hours
after having been gathered. It is used
by the native women in bouquets of
flowers for personal adornment in the
hair and dress.
During the campaign in Dahomey
the French soldiers found the Daho
meyan womeu much more redoubtable
than the men. and what amazed them
most was that the amazons not only
carried repeating rifles, but also had
cords around their waists for the pur
pose of binding any Frenchmen who
fell into their hands.
There are sixty-four countries where
an invention cau claim protection, or
rat her where patent fee-may be paid.
Sixteen of these are in Europe, eight in
Africa, four in Asia, twenty-seven iu
America and nine in Oceanica. The
total price of these sixty-four official
scraps of paper amount to the nice lit
tle sum of $14,550.
About $40,000,000 is paid every year
in Germany for the creation and pre
servation of forests 200,000 families are
supported for them, while something
like 3.000,000 find employment in the
various wood industries of the empire.
The total revenue from th forests
tnont to fl4.6O0.0O0 r4 trnrrMit
suitan s narcm.eacu occupant ot wnicn
receives the title of princess, together
with a large dower, a staff of ten
servants, a carriage and four and last
but not least the possioility of gaining
influence over the sultan, and so rais
ing her family in rank aud power.
Paper tough as wood is said to be
made by mixing chloride of zinc with
the pulp in the course of manufacture.
It has been found that the greater the
degree of the concentration of the
zinc solution the greater will be the
toughness of the paper. It can be used
for making gas pipes, boxes. combs, for
rooting ami even, it is added, for mak
Dr. Parker, of the London City
Temple, not long ago held a service
for the unemployed, and invited each
of his hearers into the vestry after
service and presented him with a small
sum of money. One of the recipients.
with cynical candor, sanl to some one
as lie came away: l ve not done a
day's work for seven-and-twentv years
and I don't meau to!"
Hungary is stated to be the country
where railway traveling is the cheap
est. It is saiil to be possible to
journey from Hilda Pesth to Ivronsladt,
a distance of .jJ'i nines. lor b shillings
8 pence, being at the rate of six miles
a penny. Low as this price is it is liable
to a red uci ion of one-half iu the case
of laboiv-rs journeying iu parties of not
fewer ! hail ten.
The ni.isl famous of ancient houses
was ll.e Gohieu house, erected by
Nero. Its '. ho'e interior is said to have
been coeic! with gold and gems, it
as adorned with the finest paintings
and slat lies that 1 he world could
furnish, it had triple porticoes a mile
in lengt h and a circular banquet ball
which perpetually revolted in iuiila
licll of the in '.- ot the Mill.
t,...i..& Jt ftunlto .Steerer.
Sometimes the bunko steerer meets h's
match. Recently ox-Judge Thomas
Lawrence, who has boon a practieit j;
lawyer in this city for many years, but
now resides in his beautiful homo in
Nyack, had an encounter with one of
Hungry Joe's confrees in which the lat
ter acknowledged defeat. The cx-jndgo
is a Quaker mid wears a slouch hat and
Joshua Whitcomb clothes. Passing
through city hall fnirk an elegantly
dressed young isuai said: "What! Domy
eyes deceivr rne? Yon are" But Mr.
Lawrence seized the fellow's hand and
broke iu: "Wbv, I am glad to see theo,
frienl. Thou hast changed thv clothes
frince I saw thee last on Blackwell's.
island." Slapping Mr. Lawrence on tiie
back, the would bo swindler laughed and
said: "That will do, old Quaker; I see
you are on 1o my game." New York
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for anv case of catarrh that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
F.J. Cheney & Co. .Props., Toledo, OJ
We the undersigned, have known
N. J. Cheney for the last 15 years,
and believe him perfectly honorable
in all business transactions and
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 directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Price 75c jer bottle. Sold by drug
gists Testimonials free.
3clc Keaflachocr J re::?vo:i :!ic troubles iBifr
flrut to a bilious smtsof thj system, such .13
Ridiien, Nausea Drow ineau. Distress
stiug. Tain in tb Bide. to. WhUa tbeir mens
remaxksle success lias been shown ia oulng:
neaaache. yet Carter's LitUa ZJvor Pffls ara
equally vlusblo ia Conrtipat ion. curing and pre
venting thi.sannovii3;complaint.wuile they alsa
correct aU disorders of t liostoni.ich.sttuiulate t h
liver and regulate the bowels. vun il Uiey oi-iy
'Aehorney woald boslmoatprloelesstotnosowr.a
Sillier from this distressing complaint; but form
oatflly thcirgoodnessdoes no'.end h re.and thoao
Trh 3 once try them will find these little pillsvalu
dbie in so sjany ways that they wiU not bo wll
jisg to do without them. But after allsick hdaa
',3b the bane of so many lives that hora la wbera
we make oar great boost. Our pills cure it winlo
Others do not. ...
Carter's Little Uver Pills are very small ana
very easy to take. One or two pills nuke a doso.
They are strictly vegetable and do nos gripe or
purge, but by their gentle action ploaseaU who
ueetuem. In vialsat Scents; livef"$l. Soi4
tj dru,;iflts everywhere or seat Lt l .ail.
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A sew and CompleteiTieatment, rcnslstlns of
Suppositories, innuneni in l apeuir, aieo in oox
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Blecdlwr Itching, Chronic Kecent or IlereditMry
Piles. Fekalb wkakkebscs and menv other dis
eases ; It i always great benefit to the genera
health. T he first discovery of a medical enre ren
dering an operation with the knife unnecessary
berearter. ID I itrmeoy Das never oaen Known
to fall, tl Der box. for 95: sent br mall. Why
anffer from this terriable diet-aye when a written
raarante Is positivly given with bottles, to re
fund the money if not cared. Send stamp for
free sample, tinaraclee tssatd bj our aett.
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OF Chicago Make aSoap
"Which Was Ko Eqval.
Standard Quality Slight
fa' Gr'1 r.f It.
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Rock Island Buggy Co,
MANUFACTURERS OT -
Phaetons. Surries, Buggies, Spring and Farm Wagons,
It will pay yotf to call anl get" "our Lv Prices
Factory and Ware roc mi on loth street telweeD in atd Jd ve.
Retail Tr-ide l ec'.ai' j sc.:t:
Men's Artistic Tailoring.
Tbe Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer hav
J. B. ZIMMER,
and leave yonr order.
tar Bixwk Opposite Harpkr Housk.
INCORPORATED UNDKB THS STATU LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
BOOK ISLAITO, ILL.,
Open dally from 9a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday even'.cg" from ? to s o'c o' i
Kle nar cent interest paid ca Deposits. Money loaded cs f-ir.cs.
l&:eial, or Real Estate Security
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B. F. -DeGEAR,
Contractor emd Biailciei
OSice aod Shop Corner Seventeenth 8U . O t. (
tVAJl kinds of carpenter work a ssoclaltr. Plans and estimates for all klnit of bt'-iw
fBrnlahad on application.
JAPANESE LIVER PELLETS
eta like magic on the Stomach. LlTer and Bw
es; atspeis Dyspepsia, uiitoosness, r ever, uoias.
Narrows Dtaordiav81eplesBness.f.ioss of Appetite.
leasor the onwiolectioB J perfect digestion fol
ask for the GERTS, LUMBARD & CO..
Chicago-Made Brushes, and insist on set
ting them. See our name on the handle
none other genuine. Our brushes are the
Best MadVff Best Material
of any manufactured in this country.
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