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Subscribers tn the DA II. 1 AUG irfio (ire in
arrears to the r.rtent of ft ij,ar or iu-i- art ltrreg
notificl that rnsfrw jiitrimrit is m;Ir before .',
J, that their p iper will I e tlis:oiiiii,'iftl AU ."'
account trill lie pluctil in the i tin it of a jut'ic
of the peace for enaction.
Wiikx tin1 t :i i-1 IV tip-lit ln'pins tin
rtipitol vill lio t liroiifi'il with iikiihi-
ftfrtit urors or tlu'ir ajrcitts. If tlu'v
arc itntililc t: jerMi:nlr i-in;i-i'ssiiiin
that t heir cause is just, il usav not
be a very iliflit-nlt matter to seeure
the services of s.ntii' ir.isl.utii!- who
will till buster to ileal h t prevent
anv lepislat ion at all. It is p-ineral-Iv
at-ccpteil that Mr. Crisp will be
the ni't speaker, ami it is jeuerall y
11 nilerstoi l that between the present
and n.'t September the rules will lie
Tiik postpuneim-nt nf the interna
tional monetary conference until
next November is rep-arle l as
tt lier indication of the purpose to
call congress in extra session in the
early fall. It has Iktii insisted by
the Kuropean dcli'p-ates to the con
ference that a delinite proposition on
the silver ijuer-tion should originate
)vith the United States. The assem li
iiiiLT 'f congress in extra session in
September will a Hon I time for the
intentions of that body in regard to
the Sherman law, ant the silvi-r
ipiestion Lrenorally, ti be elearly
made known before the meeting of
the conference. It is thought ijuite
possible that upon the action of con
gress mav ilejtelld the ijllcst ion
whether tlie conferenee will recon
vene at all.
Tin: Union thinks that ex-fon-pres-nian
( 'able shoub! be pepping
away" at Kock Island"s public build
ing plans, instead of exerlinur him
self in behalf of his political friends
And the morning paper alludes to
what Congressman I-t is doinr for
t he ialesbn rp buildinp. as a criter
ion for Mr. Cable. Uuriup- his term
as conp-ressman. Mr. Cable did all
that was possible for the public
building, and at his retirement it
was as far ad vanc-e.l as any of the
public buildings provided for at the
same time it was. Any example
that the Union desires to present of
what present congressmen are doinp
for buildings in their districts as
for instance Congressman Post's ef
forts in behalf of the (ialesburj; post
office should be submitted to one
Col. 15. 1". Marsh, of Warsaw, for ofli
eial action, although ex-Cong-ress-man
Cable may be depended upon to
do all possible as a private citizen
interested in the welfare of his former
MrKlnlrr n ClevelHtiil.
In an interview printed in a IJufTa
lo newspaper (iov. MeKinley took
leave of the partisan intolerance
usually manifested by him. and was
fair enough to admit that '-the pen.
pie, irrespective of party alliliations,
have irreat -ontidence in President
Cleveland. This remark was called
out in connection with comments on
the linaneial situationof the country.
The governor does not believe that
anv serious disaster or general panic
is inipendinp-. As the Quiney Herald
says: His faith is founded on the
wealth and resources of the country,
and is fortitied by his eontidence in
President Cleveland's linaneial opin
ions and the general soundness of his
judgment -in all that relates to mone
tary fjuestioiis. Commentin; on
(Jov. McKinley's expression of confi
dence in the president the St. Louis
(ilobe, the lending, republican paper
of the southwest, says:
The governor's allusion to the con
fidence reposed in the president on
all sides was peculiarly fitting and
gracious, lie is entitled to speak for
the party on most questions of na
tional concern, and he most unques
tionably represents the sentiment
and purposes of the party on this is
sue. Republicans have confidence
in Mr. Cleveland in this exigency be
cause he has l.en tried in linaneial
crisis heretofore, and has always ful
ly justified the trust reposed in him.
lie has been on the safe side of the
money question since the beginning,
3ind his recent utterances show that
he occupies it still.
The ltMllway Mall iservire.
The Altars has spoken heretofore
I the injustice and farce of the so
called civil service reform plan that
President Harrison laid down just
before his retireniant from oflice, for
the guidance of his successor in the
presidential chair. One of the re
publicans who has enjoyed the best
fruits of the civil service idea of the
inconsistent Harrison order, is Capt.
White, for a number of years super
intendent of this district, with head
quarters at Chicago but now at
Washington, by reason of promotion
in the service. Capt. White is a re
publican, went into the service under
republicans and has remained under
a democratic administration. Yet
he passes upon the applications of
democrats as well as republicans
seeking employment under the rail
way mail service under the regula
tions of civil service.
The following facts relative to the
Railway Mail Service, taken from the
bulletins of general orders, will be of
general interest apropos of what has
In ,'50 days after the inauguration
of President Harrison, on Slarch .
lSS'.l. everv division superintendent
of the Railway Mail service in the
United States was a republican, viz:
Superintendents of the First. Sec
ond. Third. Fourth and Ninth divi
sions w ere appointed March L'S, 1SS;:
superintendents of the Seventh.
Tenth and Eleventh divisions were
appointed March !. IS.!, and the
superintendent of the Fifth division
was appointed April 2, 1SS!I.
In the remaining dhisions. the
Sixth and F-ighth. Messrs. White and
Wilder were not removed dining the
whole of Cleveland's administration.
hence were already of the required
stripe. As to tue clnet clerks m the
."seventh uivision. notice ot the ap
pointment of Ulakewell and Cadwal-
lader at St. Louis was given under
general order of March (. iss: Row
man at Kansas City and Putney at
Denver under general order of April
10. iss; Pierce at St. Joseph under
general order ol May isyvi, J ins
last chief clerkship was established
on purpose to afford Pierce a place.
The appointees as chief clerks
aboe named were all republicsns
ami wire selected and appointed as
such, and for that reason. The re
maining oiiieers of that class in the
dixision were already republicans.
As to the chief clerks of the Sixth di
vision the following is a verbatim
quotation of section .". general order
No. 1. of April o. ls;t:
Sec. o. The following changes in
chief clerks in this division have been
made, to take effect at once: W. II.
Penn. Des Moines, la., vice J. 1. Me
Mastcrs: F. R. Dunham. Rurlington.
la., vice (1. L. Palmer: (!. R. llenson.
Quincy. III., vice R. M. Iloxsev: .).
'.. Cramer. Omaha. Neb., vice F. T.
Mnrphv: P. M. Coates. Chicago. 111.,
vice W. K. RrutTey. The chief clerks
named have already entered upon the
duties of their respective oiliees and
will be obeved and respected accord
ingly." The men appointed in the above
list were republicans and the men re
moved were democrat s. and. as in
the Seventh division, this list made
the delegation solid for Harrison and
civil service reform (':').
The superintendent of the Jsixth
division at that t i me ( Capt ai n W hi t e ).
who recommended the changes just
quoted, held his oflice the whole of
Cleveland's former admi:iitration
by democratic favor, and now as
general superintendent at Washing
ton. D. C. he has'liis pins set for a
like continuance in power.
At this date. Mayo. ls'.l.S. under a
democratic administration, let us
sec how it is. Tire general superin
tendent and all division superintend
ents, with one exception (.. S. Wea
ver, of the Kleventh. who resigned
of his own volition), remain republi
cans. All chief clerks of the Sixth
and Seventh divisions are republi
cans, except a notable exception in
the Sixth and a recent appointee in
t he Seventh.
When is it to be supposed thai
democratic railway postal clerks now
in the service will get justice espec
ially those who have been reduced in
grade within the last four years to
make room for republican clerks in
ferior in every qual ilieat ion . except,
perhaps, in length of service? Also
those who have been kept back when
t heir records and etlicicticy were such
as to warrant the promotion above
republicans who were promoted, say
ing nothing of the two thousand and
more democratic clerks removed be
tween March 4 and April .". iss(.
almost invariably for partisan rea
sons. It will not be while t heir merit s are
passed upon by the set of partisans
who control the Railway Mail service
of todav. and who have begun to feel
secure and to boast of the retention
in his present position of Captain
White, their patron saint.
There' is more catarrh in this sec
tion of the country than all other
diseases pul together, ami until the
last few years was supposed to be in
curable. For a great many years
doctors pronounced it a local disease,
and prescribed local remedies, and
bv constantly failings cure with lo
cal treatment, pronounced it incura
ble. Science has proven catarrh to
be a constitutional disease, ami there
fore requires constitutional treat
ment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manu
factured by F. J. Cheney &Co.. Tole
do, Ohio, Is the only constitutional
cure on the market. It is taken in
ternally in doses from 10 drops to a
teaspoonful. It acts directly on the
blood atul mucous surfaces of the
system. They offer $lo( for any
case it fails to cure. Send for circu
lar and testimonials. Address
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
JFiy-Soltl bv all Druggists, 7oc.
Mr. Gladstone's name occnpie twenty
pages ou the new catalogue of the British
Museum; Tennyson's, fifty-seven.
Be imtitnt! Easy words to speak
Wliilo plenty fills the ci:p of lifts,
Wliilu health brinps roues to the check.
And fur removed are care and strife.
Falling bo glibly from the toniruo
Of those 1 often think of this
Whom Buffering has never wrung.
Who senrcely know what patience la.
Be patient wfien Uio sufTrerlies
1 'rostrate beneath wimc fell disease.
And Ioiik, through torturing agonies,
Only for one short hour of ease.
Be pntient when the weary hrain
Is racked with thought and anxious care.
And troubles in an endless train
Seem almost more than it can bear.
To feel lie tortnre of delay.
The ajtony of hope deferred.
To labor still from day to day.
The prize unv.on, the prayer unheard.
And st iil tn hope and strive and wait
The lue reward of fortune's ki.ss.
This is to almost conifer fate.
This is to lrr.ru what patience is.
Pe.--pair not, thonu-h the c'ou.lr. are dark
And storm und danger v ii the t-Uy.
Li t fate and coim-.i : i: !r- thy bark.
The i tortu wiil p:i-s; ihe port is ni;rh.
Pe patient, and the tide wiil turn,
Sl.:n'fr, v, ijl I'rc before the sun.
These :re th- Impes that live and burn
To 1i'l,-IiI v.s t;':l our work is dime.
Ail the Year Kound
VTieo tlie rtiifi'.itt lisappar-l.
In 1--; 5 Fort IVnton :'loi:c tt n . SO.000
buffalo la. I: s to lnariict. In 1S:1 two
carloads v.-cr ? lro-.' :l fnn.a Dickin:n,
North Dr.k. !:!. In V:'-F. rt Benton
st i:t t:o:k ;:t ::11. In Lv '.'!a little band
of the animals wi re known to bo fcTnz
injc near Fort Totn a, on. Devil Lake,
North Dakota, mul it is beiu-ved that
these animals furnished the two carloads
of r-.dies which came eastward to ft.
Paul from Dickinsi :i m is.'-,. This was
the last year of the br.flVdo ls3. A
herd. lmnilK-i-in.' perhaps SH.OoO, crossed
the Y'llov.';--iono river in that year and
went north toward the British lino.
'They never came back," is the pitiful1
refrain which or.e heirs from the In
dians alon the border from Winniiiejj
in Manitoba to St. Mary's Lakes in Al-iH-rta.
No, they novrr came back while rid
ing with the ofticers i f the Nanadian
mounted police through Alberta, they
told me the story of this last year of the
buffalo, but it was never told twice alike
by any t wo men. for a strange mystery
seems to Lanii over the closing scene of
the .treat crime which nnniliihtted the
mighty herds.- Hamlin Rnssell in Ilar
Niis from ll 'l"inil.
It is a mat for of eomnn observation
that the lomlo-t sounds are not always
liiade by the largest iinimals. The roar
of the lion exceeds in so7urotisiiess the
cry of the -h'phant. Ai:y one who hail
only heard without seeing a bullfroj?
iniuht w. 11 sui iuise th:;t its fearful voice
breaking the silence of the nicrht must
certainly come fri.ni the thri-at of an an
imal of formidable ilinn nsi.ms.
But iM-rhups the most remarkable case
of vocal power in ".n animal is that re
latod by a r.-ci ::t travel, r in the high
lands if Buriit'o. IT.-was informed by
natives t'irt th. y hail heard ;i t i;:-r roar
ing in the tiet.rr.bi .rhood. Such news is
always start lin;? to :. stranjrer in the jun
jrles i f the i a ; and hardly 1. ss sn to the
An investigation was nm irdinidy set on
fiot, which resulted in the iliscovory
that th-- iih'ruiittn roars had been emitted
by a toad! This t. a I of Borneo, how
ever, was by no means an ordinary mem
ber of ike family. It measured no les-s
titan l lj inches around the b dy.
That the natives should not have rec
ocriiized te.e true sottrce i f the sound
shows that the existence of such toad3
was either unknown to them, or that, at
any rate, the;.- had never discovered the
remarkable vocal capabilities of the ani
mals. Youth's Comjiauion.
Tlirri Curious "Wonts.
Filibuster, freebooter and buccaneer
are words curiously interrelated. The
French ami the English sea adventurers
onco made common cause against Span
ish settlements in the new world, and all
three of tbes: words came in time to de
Fcrihe th? rndc sea soldiers who de
sjwiileil the Spanish main and the towns
njioii the coasts of the Spanish posses
sions. Filibuster is said to be the result
of an attempt to make a French word of
freebooter, arid the English borrowed it
back from the French because it sounded
less frankly brutal than the English
Buccaneer was oriirinally French in.
form, and it meant at first one who
hunted the boncuu or wild cattle and
boj;s of the West Indies: then one who
made jerked meat of their flesh, and
finally, because this meat was nsed to
provision the ship.i of the sea rovers, a
filibuster or freebooter. Now York Sun.
A Hint IVr Kniny We:itlier.
During a recent stormy day a jreutle
man who had no umbrella, and who had
just come into town by ft local train,
perceived before him as he stepped into
tlie street a person whom lie took to 1h
an acquaintance, and who had a fine
new umbrella hoisted over his head,
linniiinjr'up t o him. therefore, he clapped
him on the shoulder, sayinjr as he did ro
by way of a joke, "1 11 take that um
brella, if j-ou please." The individual
thus addressed looked round and dis
closed a perfect stranjrer, but lefore the
other could apolojaze he said hurriedly:
"Oh, it's yours, is it? Well, I didn"t
know that. Here, you can have it," and
broke away, leaving the article in the
hands of the first party to the conversa
tion. This narrative, which is strictly
true, aCTords a valuable hint to persons
who inay be caught out without protec
tion from the rain. London Tit-Bits.
Instances reciting the actions of peo
ple while under the somnambulistic con
trol are numerous in early writings on
the subject, while the more modern re
ports are deductions rather than rela
tions of actual occurrences.
To abstain from superfluous apologies
is also the habit of discretion. There
bhould seldom be the occasion for apolo
gy in the household, where all would do
well and wisely to bo constantly gentle
'CaUZ"T rf Wa'tp's C.'lo?)ratl Cimeiiy C?,
ireciiuia liacd p.nd Uri.bobt;a
.Vi'.'rs Xlrdical Co., Elkhart, JmJc
Y ' i will remember tTe c: ::'V.ii.-.n I irp t- fro
when 1 v."::'J je::..-: -.! v:rli a C":::bnr:-
f c!tse-is. end !.-; ! :';:re vva-j no H(io
fi; 1 tried all I.:: '- !:e'.nes(nn.i Ke,.r,3
: i'.ent J'hyvir:a:.: . r- . . . v. ere pr. i'rM..i.
f.rr.-:i:..;i; (.,;7zirii"-s. f. ; r .1 !e i. r.'i all the i 11.'
c: . .n;ke liio iSoorLIo. 1 cc-uucnccd to tuk
DR. FILES' NERVINE
(.-'1 ia fi-ec months wic prnrrcny cunrr.
i ;i in t travels eni-h yeur, w hen 1 Kt-o the ih.;. :,.:: ;
vl payaical wreeksj suffering frora i:ervei:s .t. ..
r r. n m, trillion, tukini; presort tSoi:s iron
l!tj 1 loeal phyyiciuns wholiave l:o kn.e. !-
- eiif.'e of iLeircare, au l v. h'.-c (!?.:;!;
.- nzr'.u'.a, I feel like foinc to thc:a and savinr.
c r r dp. Mitts
KcfrviNE Atii be conto." la
I :.. i.:o;e.i.)ii
inwi t.i frost n-,-
liervout ethen'-tion. tiro'isht cn bv t!:i
: :er of ta tidiness cngOKtid in, I would
tiiic euro for ail cuiTerhig from thev rsur,.
JiM,3 u. vv At IE.
Sk)1.1 on n Positive Ouarantee.
MILES' PILLS SODoses25Ctsc
Progressive and Modem.
A Case of Sure-cry A Paticrtt Opera
ted on by the Physicians of the
Scott Medica Institute Speaks.
Mr. Samuel Ulackwc'I bein inter
viewed, savs: have been atllicted
for some time with an obstrnction in
!i.-. S. I'.l.Al !VV KI.I.. Mill. INF.. 11. 1..
in v nose vvhieh leadilv e;!"ew until I
could only breathe through my
motith. m v nose 1 oin it completelv
I close-.!. I thought niv trouble was
catarrh, but found no relief until I
placed mvself tinder t rcat niclit at the
Scott Medical Institute.
My svmptoms were as follows:
lbiliness or heaviness in my head.
A dropping of mucous into my throat
that caused annoyance and distress.
Throat occasionally son', no air could
he drawn through my nose at times.
Sometimes one side would be worse
than the other until at last I could
only breathe t hroiiLTh my mouth. I
was told by Br. Wilson my trouble
was Nasal Polypus a disease not
necessarily connected with catarrh.
I had some '0 or i'S lumps or pieces
of Polvpii removed from my nose.
There v as not t he slightest pain or
soreness in their removal and I
breathe now perfectly free and nat
ural. This was done without the use
of an anaest het ie and 1 feel that 1
can use their old word which they
should have copyrighted if it eould
be done. That word is spelled
The Fee of C'harired by the Scott
Medical Institute pays for Personal
Tree, t men t . Medicines Every 1 hinjr
For One Month.
2-'l Brady street. Davenport. Ia.
Ovf.u Amkkican Exckkss (A.
SPECIALTIES: Catarrh. Eye.
Kar, Nose. .Throat. Lnnjjs. Nervous
Diseases. Skin Diseases, Chronic Dis
eases. OFFICE HOURS: IMo 11 a. m.. 2
to 4 p. m.. 7 to 8 p. m.
On Sundays the office will le open
from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
LLP 11 U4lU&W
as, tui me LUiuuiivi-' ex
Chicaeo-Made Brushes, and insist or get
ting them. See our name on the Itandk
none other genuine. Our brushes arj the i
Best Made Best Material ?
of any manufactured in this com". try. t
Gerts, Lumbard & Co.,
d -Sp. i-
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IT IS PUH:
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Represents. Rtnone other tlme-trleil Bun we!
knowTi Firelnearance Companies be follow inr
Hoyal Ininrance Company, of England.
Wechcpter Fire Ine. Company of ' . V.
b a Halo German Ins. Co., BuCalo, N. V.
riocbeeter German Ins. Co., Rochester, r .
Cititens Ins. Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa.
pan Fire office. London.
Ction Ins. Co., of Oalif"rr::a.
secnrity Ins. Co.. New Haven, Cor.c.
Vlllwantee Mechanics Ins. Co., Miiwsokce. V. :f
icnrtac Fire Ins. Co.,of Ptoria,Ill,
0f2ce Cor. ISth St., and Second At
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rjefresentir.g over 40 Million Dollars
of Cs&h assets
Vire. Life. Tornado.
Bonds of Suretyship'
OFFICE Room 1, y.iiche".l& Ljn-tc" b'.ock
Horli Isl.-in.l. Ills.
(3?Secure unr rates; tlicy will iutcrotf jou.
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General . . .
The old Fire anil Timo-tried Compacict
Losses Promptly Paid.
Rates as low as any reliahle company car.; afforC,
Vonr Fatronaec Is solicited.
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