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Thursday, April 27, 1898.
Many of the cities that need more
rerenue are taking advantage of the
decision of the supreme court affirm,
ing the validity of the St. Louis or
dinance levying a tax of 5 each on
telegraph and telephone poles sug
gests a practical means of raising it.
G. Wilkord Fearce, of New
Brunswick, N. J., has issued an ad
dress to the electricians of the coun
try, asking them to raise money to
put the tombs of Benjamin Franklin
and his wife in good order, erect a
new fence and a luonze memorial
Among the odd bills passed during
the closing hours of the New York
legislature is one introduced by As
semblymen Hughes, of Lewis, pro
viding that daily rations of Ameri
can cheese most be served to inmates
of state institutions and national
guardsmen on duty.
Chai'N'CEV Depew talks nonsense
when he says that the democratic
party is "making victory for the re
publicans as fast as possible." The
democratic party is at home doing
its spring plowing and attending to
other necessary business. It is in
terfering in politics mighty little.
St. Louis Republic Gov. Altgeld
has silenced those who have insisted
that he was not in sympathy with
Actinjr Gov. Gill in ordering the suits
against ex-auditors and treasurers,
by urging an appropriation to prose
cute them. The Seawell house bill
apprepriating $20,000 for that pur
pose is in harmony with the govern
or's views and intentions. As the
executive of the state, he should be
sustained by all parties in the as
sembly. A strange double funeral occurred
recently at Rock Island, Tenn., w hi n
a mother and her son were buried to
gether. The son had been' dead anil
remained unburied for SO years. He
had been a confederate soldier and
was killed at Murf reer-boro. His
mother declared she could not part
with her boy, and that he should not
be buried until death claimed her
also. Embalming was not common
in those days, and he had the re
mains sealed in an airtight cedar
case with a glass top, which she kept
in a room in her home and frequently
visited. The body did not decay,
bat became mummilied.
Chicago IIekald, A laborer in
the employ of the queen of England
has been sued for debt. He testified
that he received only 10 shillings a
week and was unable to make both
ends meet. He also volunteered the
information that the queen's laborers
received less than other people and
had to work harder. "Ah," said the
judge, "but you must thiuk of the
honor," to which the man sturdily
replied: "There isn't much honor
to get out of 10 shillings a week."
ShakesjK?are never put a wiser
speech in a man's mouth, not even
in Jack FalstafT's when he solilo
quized over Harry Hotspur's body.
A man cannot pay his debts with
French Children Tate Little Exercise.
In Franco, to everybody's sorrow,
the children sem to have a horror
of motion. Left to themselves as
soon as they are out of the school
room they walk along slowly in
couples or gather in groups in the
corners of the yard, and they pas.3
the time in chatting, in ' philosophiz
ing." Gymnastics are obligatory, it is
true, on noine days and at certain
hours, but a witness of the lesson
will lie struck with observing that
hardly four or five pupils out of 30 ex
ecute their exercises conscientiously.
The others present themselves in
their turn, but hardly outline the
movement. The professor incites
them, urges them, and they go back
to their places after having made an
imitation of an effort. M. F. La
grange in Popular Science Monthly.
On Two Legs.
A clog owned by Charles Ray of
Wheeling recently had two of its legs,
the front and hind one on the sanle
Bide of the body, run over by the cars.
For 6ome time past the dog has been
attempting to walk about on its two
remaining legs, until it finally suc
ceeded, and "it now moves about
nearly as perfectly as before the ac
cident," if the veracious chronicler is
to be believed. Philadelphia Ledger.
HAS SHE FORGOTTEN T
Baa ah forgotten? On thia very May
We were to meet here with the birds and beea.
As on that Sabbath underneath the trees
We strayed among the tombs and stripped away
The vine from theae old granites, cold and
And yet Indeed not grim enough ware they
To stay oar kisses, smiles and ecatasiea
Or closer, voice lost vows and rhapsodies.
Has she forgotten that the May baa won
Its promise? . That the bird songs from the tree
Are sprayed above the grasses aa the sun
Might jar the dazzling dew down sboweringty?
Has she forgotten life love every one
Has she forgotten me forgotten me?
Low, low down in the violeta I pi
My lips and whisper to her. Does she hear.
And yet hold silence, though I call her dear.
Just aa of old, save for the tearfulness
Of the clinched eyes and the soul's vast dis
tress? Has she forgotten thus the old caress
That made our breath a quickened atmosphere
That failed nigh unto swooning with the sheer
Delight? Mine arms clutch now this earthen
Sodden with tears that flow on ceaselessly
As autumn rains the long, long, long nights
In memory of the days that used to be
Has she forgotten these? And in her sleep
lias she forgotten me forgotten me ?
Tonight, against my pillow, with shut eyes,
I mean to weld our faces through the dense.
Incalculable darkness make pretense
That she has risen from her reveries
To mate her dreams with mine in marriages
Of mellow palms, smooth faces and tense ease
Of every longing nerve of indolence
Lift from the grave her quiet lipa and stun
My sense with her sweet kisses drawl the glee
Of her glad mouth full blithe and tenderly
Across mine own, forgetful if is done
The old love's awful dawntime when said we,
"Today is ours!" Ah, heaven! can it be
She has forgotten me forgotten me?
James Whitcomb Riley.
A Story Once Told by Lowell.
Something happened one day in
James Russell Lowell's office which
suggested the following: There was
a time, some 60 years ago, when the
fastest sailing ships in the world were
built in the ship yards of Xew Eng
land. About that time an American
clipper and an English yacht were
entering the harbor of Genoa to
gether, and there was a race between
the clipper and the yacht, and the
clipper won in the race. When the
two vessels were m port, the owner
of the English yacht, a person of
polished manners, came on board the
American and very handsomely con
gratulated the captain of the clipper
upon his achievement, which he said
wad all the more remarkable in view
of the fact that it was the first time
that his yacht had ever been beaten.
The liberal minded old Yankee cap
tain replied: "Well, now, that's curi
ous. It's the first time the Polly Ann
ever beat anything." E. S. Nadel in
Beards and Mustaches In China.
Chinese common law forbids a man
to preside in a court of justice, in
other words to be a mandarin of rank,
unless he has a decent pair of mus
taches. This law forces many ambi
tious men who are naturally beard
less to go to the Chi Mow Shi Foo to
make brand new faces for them.
From this it can be seen that there is
no excuse and none is tolerated in
China for leardless faces or bald
heads in cases where it is necessary
for those parts of the body to be cov
ered with hair.
Advertisements are often seen in
American riers for removing hair,
but never for planting it. It is pos
sible that in this, as in so many other
inventions, the heathen are ahead of
the Christians. Wong Chin Foo in
St. Louis Post Dispatch.
The Garments Made Her Thankful.
The Farmington society in Chica
go sew for the the poor. Young la
dies nowadays are not instructed in
the fashioning of plain garments as
in the days of our grandmothers,
and spnie of the articles evolved by
the brains and fingers of the eocietv's
fair members are, to put it gently,
unique. It fell to llrs. X., the wife
of one of Chicago's best known men,
to distribute some of the articles
among poor families. One woman
held up a pertain garment, and after
looking at it said, '"I may lie poor ;
but, thank God, I am not deformed !'
Gumbliug; I'or jnibles.
Some years ago at St. Ives an old
gentleman by his will directed that
the produce of a certain orchard
should le sold and that the proceeds
should lo expended in Bibles for the
poor children. To decide who were
to have these Bibles, it was further
enacted that the children should
throw dice for them on the commun
ion table in the parish church. The
custom is still maintained, although
now these illegal practices are con
ducted at a small table in front of
the altar. Exchange.
The pins that the Salem witches
used to stick into their victims and
the seal with which their death war
rants were starnied are preserved
in one of the public offices of the old
Kansas has an attractive unmar
ried young woman preacher of the
Universalis faith. She is a regular
ly ordained minister and an eloquent
apostle of the larger hope.
The philosopher Cleombrotas, after
reading Plato's "Phaedon," killed
himself in order that he might at
once enjoy the sweets of the future
life so vividly described.
Forty-seven buffalo are owned by
C. Allard, a rancher in the Flathead
country, on Crow creek, Montana.
These BTiimals are herded with the
"He who takes an eel by the tail
or a woman at her word can say that
he has nothing, "says a French proverb.
A Snggmtlon for a president.
A story is told that the late R. B.
Hayes had for a neighbor in Ohio a
testy old fellow who , ran a small
truck farm. Ho was honest and up
right, and Mr.' Hayes held him in
high esteem, notwithstanding his
lack of the social amenities and re
spect for persons. On one of his vis
its to Ohi- during the presidency,
he passed the old man's farm and
found him plant me: potatoes in a
patch nea the road. The president,
beingr somewhat of a farmer himself,
noticed some peculiarity in his neigh
bor's style of planting, and after a
few minutes' chat he called attention
to it, and the old man argued the
"After all," concluded the presi
dent, "I don't think you are doing it
as it 6hould be done for the best re
The old farmer rested his arm on
the fence and looked steadily at Mr.
"Thev ain't neither one of us," he
said, "above havin fault found with
us ; but ef you jest go on presidentin
the United States your way, an I go
on plantin pertaters my way, I guess
we won't le no wuss off m the end.
Mr. Hayes accepted the suggestion
pleasantly and passed on. Detroit
1 ree Press.
County names in the New England
and middle Atlantic states are almost
exclusively of English or Indian ori
gin. In the border states of the
south they are chiefly English. In
the gulf states English and Indian,
with French in Louisiana and traces
of Spanish origin in Florida and
Texas. In the Mississippi valley they
are again of English and Indian ori
gin, with some French names com
ing down from the Jesuit explorers.
In the Rocky mountain states they
are again English and Indian, with a
larger proiiortion of the latter than
elsewhere, and on the Pacific coast
Spanish county names again crop
out. Texas has a Deaf Smith coun
ty, about the only instance of a nick
name having been fixed upon an im
portant political division. A pretty
fair history of the political and so
cial influences at work in the early de
velopment of a state could be writ
ten from a tudy of county names.
Xew York Sun.
Head a Little Gray, but iteart All Right.
"Jason," briJ Mrs. Calliper to her
husband as they were riding home
from the theater, '"what should you
say of a man ef middle age and with
a gray mustache who wept over the
troubles ef the people in the play?"
"Why." said Colonel Calliper, "I
should say that whatever his years
might le God had blessed him with
a young heart."'
"And I am sure," said Mrs. Calli
per as she looked the colonel square
in the eye, "that he is duly grateful
for it." New York Sun.
Cbin.e l.i Mourning.
When a Chinese emperor dies, the
intelligence is announced by dis
patches to the several provinces, writ
ten with blue ink. the mourning col
or. All pei sons of rank are required
to take red silk oriijiinciitsfrom their
caps with the ball or button of rank
all subjects of China, without excep
tion, are called upon to forli-ar shav
ing their heads for 100 days, witliir;
which period none may marry, plaj
upon musical instruments or pert' oiix
an j sacrifice. Exchange.
Deafness Cancot ba Cored
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deaf
ness, and that is by constitutional
remedies. Deafness is caused by an
iutlamed condition of the mucous
lining of the eustachian tube. 'When
this tube gets inflamed you have a
rumbling sound or imperfect hear
ing, and when it is entirely closed
deafness is the lesult. and unless the
in tlammat ion can I t- taken out and
this tube restored to its normal con
dition, hearing will be destroyed for
ever; nine cascr. out of ten are caused
liv catarrh, which is nothing but an
inllameil condition of the mucous
YVc will give One Hundred Dollars
for any case of deafness (caused by
catarrh) that cannot lie cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send fur cir
F.J. Cheney & Co. .Props. , Toledo, O
Js-jT'SoM bv druggists, 75c.
Fit All lits stopped free by Dr
Kline's (Jreat Nerve Restorer. No
lits after the llrt day's use. Marvel
ous cures. Trcaise and $2 trial bol
tle free to lit cases. Send to Dr.
Kline. .iol Arch street, Philadelphia,
Pa For sale by all druggists; call
CSSRAii-Hli iN MONTHS,
A troiiblescmo skin disease
caused rjo to scratch for ten
months and lias been
red by a low days' uso of
M. II. vTout, Upper Marlboro, Md-
T tr3 erred several years ago of white Bwellicj
.1 :: "lvST miag SV and have bad r
-.uiitoinsr.f re SSSta! turn of the du-il-o.
Many prominent physicians attended we
rjj all failed, but S. 8. 8. did the work.
Faci. W. KiBKi-AT?ucrt, Johnson 'Jity, lenn.
Treatise on ricod and Skin Dis-I
casta mailed free.
Swift Specific Co.,
LOUIS D. VANDERVERE,
One of trie bast known fcurfness men In Chicago,
representative cf tha great Bredjtreet Co.
HEADACHE, SLEEPLESSNESS, NERVOUS
Zr. JTOe STeditml Co., ElkMart, In.
Gentlemen : I take pleasure in informing yon
of the very beneficial results which have followed
the use of Da. Micra- RcsrvonaTivB Ntivixf
In the case of myself and wife. For a year U
subject to a distressing pain at the base of the
brain and upper portion of the spinal onr.l. 1
m m mm mm mm. I06 flesh and was grcat'y
(TJ E? C J troubled with alceplewnea.
wv mm mm Your Nervine tut hiahly
recommended to me. sty ease had been ro ol.tt
uate that I had no confidence in the efficacy of
any medicine. Yet as a last resort I cxinsenud to
five it atrial. Much to my surprise, I experienced
marked benefit: my sleeplessness disapjuared;
my headache was removed; my spirit and genertd
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rrcn iiianio smo will shown pmvsio
the best of rceuiu.
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My wueia tatltiK the nervine xila
Sold on Positive Guarantor.
Dr. Mi LES' PILLS, SO Doses 25 Cts.
HOW TO SAVE
'A Stitch in Time.
Now is the time to commence
treating for the Cold" that has
troubled yon all winter.
Wliv do the phvsicians of the Scott
Medical institute make this state
ment? In reply we would say. We have
been overrun with business during
the winter. Numbers of eases for
consultation we have advised to wait
for warmer weather before commenc
ing treatment. Now is the best time
of the vear. We do not sav this sim
ply for tlie sake of making money
but because we can treat diseases of
the throat, lung and catarrh to bet
ter advantage now than at any other
time of the year. Our disadvantage
has been we lul not have the facili
ties for treating the great number of
cases thronging our olliees. We have
dozens of patie iis who have to wait
unul 1i p. m. to receive their treat
ment. To obviate this we have added
another treating room to our cilice
and secured the assistance of Dr.
Morris, HufTalo. X. Y., and patients
will not be requited to wait so long.
We say with pardonab.e pride that
this is the onlv private ollice jii Iowa
where three puysiei ansare daily em -p'oyed.
II EN 15 Y FKEKK, ELli:ilJE, IOW A.
Mr. Frcek has the smio old monot
nous won! to use that makes 'imi
tators"'' envv. That word is
C-r-K-E-D'."' He says "I suffered
with ca'arrh for years until I was
afraid of my lungs becoming afllict
ed as I liad'paiu through my c hest,
hearing imies in my ears, headache,
nose stopped up. .ore throat and
mucuous dropping in my throat. 1
never found relief unlil 1 commenced
treating at the Scott Medical Insti
tute and I have treated with a num
ber of phvsicians. Today I am cured
alter one "month".- treatment and nev
er felt better in my life. I have paid
$5.00 a month for my treatment and
give this statement voluntary."
The Fee of 5 Charged by the Scott
Medical Institute pays for Personal
Treat mcnt. Medicines Everything
For One Month.
221 Rrady street, Davenport, la.
UVEU AMERICAN' Exi'KESS Cu.
SPECIALTIES: Catarrh, Eye,
Ear, Nose, Throat, Lungs, Nervous
Diseases, Skin Diseases, Chronic Dis
OFFICE HOURS: 9 to 11 a- m., 2
to 4 p. m.. 7 to 8 p. m.
On Sundays the office will be open
from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
They wash their clothes
ThTrhPv ?eii style.
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WM. SCDMEIL. JOHN M. PAR1DJN. HKNR7 A. PA'il'JO
SCHMEIL, PARTDON & SON.
Painters and Decorators,
Kaisomining, Paper, Hanging, Etc,
419 Seventeenth Street.
A. D. HUESING.
Bpreenta. tnost other time-tried a i
known Fir? Insurance Companiei be following:
Royal Insurance Company, of Bngiand.
Weacheeter Fire Ina. Company of I. Y.
Buffalo German Ine. Co., Buffalo, N. T.
Rochester German Ins. Co., Rochester, N.
Cltiiena Ins. Co., of Pittsburgh, pa.
Snn Fire Office. London.
Union Ina. Co., of California.
Boenrity In. Co.. New Haven, Conn.
Milwaukee Mechanics Ina. Oo., Milwaukee, Wn
Serman Fire Ins. Co.,of Peoria, 111,
Office Cor. 18th St., and Second Ave
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
"THE OLD RELIABLE."
HAYES & CLEAVELAND
Itepreeenting over 40 Million Dollars
of Cash assets
Fire, Life. Tornado.
Bonds of Suretyship.
nFFltTt Koom 21. Mitchell! A Lynde's block
ock Island, Ills.
(Sroecure our rates; mcy m uiuicti jUu.
J. M. BUFORD,
General . . .
The old Tire and Time-tried Companies
Losses Promptly Paid.
Rate ee low utij reliable company ran afford.
lour ffctronacc id 6oiicneo.
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Estate or James Cox, Deccasei.
The undersigned having been ap)o:iit"d a 'rr
irtrator of the eMstte of Jmut- vx
of the county of Rock 1-iami. ata.e of I!:ii o '.'
ceaeed, hereby K'es notice tha: re
before the County court of Kntk li!it,d c'
ty, at the office of the clork of paid four,
thecity of Kock Island, at the' Juco ttrr; ,
the first Monday in June rej at i-,
time all pemon liavine claims avn.is f:l i
tate are noticed and requested to attcru f .rt
purpose of having the same aujueted. A'.: jk
sons Indebted to said eotate are reqcr:,-a
maae immediate payment to the nnd,-rxi v
Dated this 2-Jnddav of March, A.I). 5-
UEXKVL WUEELAN", dmir. ;,:r,-. r.
Estate of James C. Malioney, decca.cii.
The ondersiirned having been appointed mc-::.
tr of the laet will aad testamrct of Jarc. r
Mahoney. late ef the county of Hock I-'.a:..i'
late ol Illinois, deceased, hereby five m v.ce
that he will appear before the county co :rt o'
Rock Island county, at the office of the c-rk of
said court, in the city of Rock Inland, a: the
June term, on the first Monday in Jutier.tr-..
at which lime all persons hiving claims aira-.ot
said estate are noticed and requested to a-'cr. 4.
for the purpose of having the vameadjiited. A":
p"ons indebted to said estate are rei;ai-:eii to
make immediate pnyment to the undi r
Dated this 13th dav of April, A. 1). 1W.
WM. K. kLINEr'ELTEK. Exctu-.er.
By virtue of a f pedal execution at;! fr-! ' i .
6.4Ki, isi"ned out of the cWrk's o3ire of r:r :: :
court of Kock Island county, ai.d state o' I. ..i- :-.
and to me directed, whereby I am coxiin.a-. : :
make the amount of a certain judcmeLt r
obtained apainst Aiuust t'thoiiilt. in r .,'
Kndolph ?chwerke. out of the lands. t l.i
poods and chattels of the said deffil:;':. Au.
ust Schmidt. I have levied upon the f j
Lots one (1) and three (3) in b.ork o: . :
South Park addition to the city of ho k 1- r-i -.
and lot four tl iu J. M. I'earos!r's s
ion of out lots eleven (Hi and twelve i : -' i: -n-tion
thirty-live townslii e-chte-:i i-n h
range two (- M of the fourth 4i 1". .V v. t:
city of Keck Island, ail iu the Coul: ? i;
Island and Mate of ll.inols.
Therefore, according tosaid command I
pose forsale at public auction ail the ri-: :. ..
and interest of the atovc named. A...!-t
Schmidt, in and to the above described i r r v.
on the 13th day of Mav. lb'.O. at -J o'lio k ;. n .
at the north door of the coTirt hou- r. t..
city of Kock Island, in the county of Hock !...:. :
and state of Illinois, for cash iu Latd. te f-:'y
said execution and f- e bill.
Dated at Rock Island this 21s! day tf A: r'.: A.
f. 1. (ii R!- N.
Sheriff of Kock Island County, ii..: ?
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