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THE ii:;i S. TUESDAY, JUNE (J, 1803.
Published Daily and Weekly at 16J4 Second
Avenue, Kock Island, 111.
J. V. POTTKK,
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par sannm: In advance $1 .50.
All communications of a critical or r:araenta
tlrs) character, political or religious, must have
real name attached for pnhl!catlon. No sncn
trtteles will b printed over fictitious signatures.
Anoymoas commonlcatiotis not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
i Ryck Island county .
Tuesday, Ji ne 6, 1893.
The Pooria Journal concludes
there is one thi nr to -? for Hie
macliine made vgg. It can be opened
with more confidence than t lie pres
ent jrroeerv article.
StilesJI. Catlix, an eccentric old
bachelor, died some years ago at les
Are. Ark. Recently, while dijrjrinjj:
in the cellar of the house in which
he died, a box contain;; $10,000 w as
Mayor (Jilkoy, of New York, says
reckless bicycle riding must cease,
lie will employ mounted policemen
to arrest offenders, and have the
aldermen pass new regulation ordi
nances, if necessary.
A clergymax of New York says
that there are Christians who spend
sleepless nights thinking' of the
spiritual destitution of the Chinese
in China, but w ho are never troubled
bv the spiritual destitution of the
Chinese in this country.
Gen. Baixington Booth has passed
over his son, Lieut. Bramwell Booth,
and nominated his daughter, Le
Marechale Booth-Cibbern. as his suc
cessor as commander-in-chief of the
Salvation Army, on the ground that
"women make the best rulers.'" Le
Marechale is a born leader and lin
guist, whose work has reached from
-England to France, Switzerland and
Tther continental countries.
- The life of the Ichneumon Fly.
A writer gives an interesting Recount of
the curious habits of the ichnenmon fly of
Ceylon, the natural enemy of the spider.
This insect is preen -in color and in form
resembles a wasp with a marvelously thin
waist. It makes its nest of well worked
clay, and tbwi goes out on a hunting expe
dition. Its victims are invariably spiders
of various kinds, but all are subject to the
same mode of treatment. A scientific
Rting injects some poison which effectually
paralyzes the luckless spider, who is then
carried off to the nest a;id tlicre fstened
with a dab of moist clay.
Another and another victim is brought to
this chamber of horrors. Then the presci
ent mgt her ichneumon fly proceeds to do
posit her eggs, one in the body of each spi
der, w hich can just move its legs in a vague,
aimless manner, but can offer no resistance.
This done, tbe fly returns to her work as a
mason. t?he prepares more clay and builds
up the entrance to tLis ghastly cell. Then
ehe commences a new cell, which she fur
nishes in like manner and closes. Then the
adds yet another cell, and so proceeds until
her store of cgirs are all provided for, and,
her task in life lieina accomplished, she
dies, leaving her evil brood to hatch at lei
sure. In due time these horrid little maggots
come to life and find themselves cradled in
a larder of fresh meat. Each poor spider is
still alive, and his juices afford nutriment
tor the ichneumon grub, till it is ready to
pass into its chrysalis stage, thence to
emerge as a winged fly, fully prepared to
carry out the traditions of its ancestors
with regard to spiders and to fulfill the
purpose for which they have been created,
according to ichneumon belief. Leisure
Some Theater Curtains.
At the house occupied by Mr. George
Alexander the St. James the act drop
charmingly represents the front of the pal
ace from which the theater takes its name.
The time depicted is the days when S-cor-nered
hats and bob wigs were the fashion.
Mr. Toole possesses an act drop which is es
sentially original. It shows the famous
comedian, as the Don, peeping from behind
a. curtain, apparently to ascertain if the
house is full. The curtains at Drury Lan
and Covent Garden represent the green
cloth of old days and are remarkable only
on account of their size.
Perhaps, however, the curtain which may
fittingly take rank with thatof the Lyceum
Is used at the new I'alace Theater of Vari
eties. It was made for the theater when
Mr. D'Oyly Carte opened-it with Sir Arthnr
Sullivan's opera, "Ivanhoe." When hang
ing, the curtain looks like a magnificent
pair of golden Kates. Measuring 33 fe-t
high by 48 feet wide, a special room had to
be hired for it to be made in.
The bae of the curtain is gold colored
silk, on which has been worked an ap
plique of a darker tone of the same color.
The applique, outlined by a fine cord of
silk, has suspended from it a fringe with
tassels. Between 500 and 600 yards of silk
a yard in width and more than COO of
each cords have been used in the curtain.
The cord and fringe were made in London
sad the silk in Lyon. The substance of
the curtain is composed of layers of wad
ding, the lining being of yellow satteen.
The vallance is in applique work in bright
reds, blues, yellows and brown. Million.
Luring Butterflies In Town.
A suggestion that valerian shortM bo
planted to attract tbe butterflies in our
, parka is made by Mr. A. Hensman, who at
tributes to the valerian in Regent's pot
the profusion of butterfliea there. He says:
"Several species of the common white but
terfly are to bwaeen every year all over Lon
don, but such a variety of tlie vunessidi I
never saw before. The painted lady, large
and small tortoise shell, red admiral ar 1
the lovely peacock butterfly, lrterajly
warmed on the valerian, which is ao at
tractive to these species. 1 counted on one
small patch which I could have covered
with my hat four of the above named spe
cies." London New?.
THE SUICIDAL MANIA.
Civilization Increases It, and Doctors Are
Most Susceptible to It.
Suicide is doubly interesting to physi
cians, not only as they study it in its pro
fessional aspects and psychological bear
ings, but from the fact that, according to
recent statistics, probably more physicians
than any other class of men die by their
own hands, lawyers coming next, and the
liberal professions as a whole furnishing
about one-fifth of all cases. Various causes
have been suggested to account for this
seemingly abnormal development of the
suicidal tendency among doctors, some as
cribing it to overcrowding and the struggle
for sufficient work to maintain life in such
a way as to make existence inviting, while
others, with probably more reason, seek
the explanation in the greater tendency
among medical men to fall victims to
opium, chloral, cocaine and other drug
Since suicide increases with education
and civilization, it might be demonstrated
that physicians as a class advance more
rapidly in those directions than do others
and simply show their superiority by keep
ing at the head of the list. LTnfortunately
for such atheory, that of insanity possibly
the result of supposed civilizing influences
steps in and destroys whatever of merit
may attach to the act or to the fact of be
longing to the class most fiiven to its prac
tice. Morselli speaks of "the known dispo
sition of doctors to become mad."
Suicidal mania is undoubtedly traceable
to hereditary predisposition in many cases,
while it is fair to presume in others that a
man whose father killed himself may lie
come so possessed with the idea that he
himself will do the same that he is forced
to the act to get rid of the idea. Such
cases should be treated and afford instances
in which prophylactic medicine can and
should assert itself. Even in monomania
hope may be held out of permanent cure of
the desire to die.
Dr. Siebnult told at the international con
gress for experimental psychology, held at
London, of his success in treating by hyp
notic suggestion a woman with strong sui
cidal mania. To accomplish the desired re
sult by this means repeated sittings must
be hail', and the suggestion of euro made
over and over again. In the instance re
corded 53 seances of 43 minutes etch re
sulted in freeing the woman of all her self
destroying tendencies. The would be sui
cide is one of three t hings, a great philoso
pher, a crazy man or a coward. If a philoso
pher, his philosophy in faulty, unless per
haps he is beyond all hope and doubt a
burden to nimself and to the community.
If a lunatic he must receive careful
treatment, and his reasoning powers be
trained to follow out ideas which will take
him oat of himself ana give him some In
terest in life. The whole treatment is pro
nhvlactlc but much may be accomplished.
and possibly hypnotism may prove a val
uable aid in its accomplishment. Mucli
might be done to give force to the charac
ter of the coward, but when a man becomes
so afraid to face the world with its trials,
disappointments and distressing problems
that he prefers to solve them all by getting
out perhaps it is well to let him go, Med
Advantages of the Fast Ocean Lines.
When a man talks of a fast boat
a 23-knot boat, which means a 25
znilo boat from Queenstown to Sandy Hook
the pessimist utterstheword "Coall" and
feels that no more terrible condemnation
could le uttered. The coal consumption
of the Campania is no doubt great; it has
to feed 30,000 horses at full gallop for 2.PJ0
knots, and the gallop will last about five
days and a quarter; but, although this
means over 2.5u0 tons of coal for the trip,
the shorter trip means less human fuel in
the shape of fewer meals for passengers.
The quick passage is all in favor of the
shipowner in the commissariat of the ship.
Many of the passengers became hungry
only on the fourth day, and the reduction
of the journey from 10 to 5 days means
something considerable in the consumption
of beef, seeing that the reduction is always
in the hungry days.
The shipowner calculittes, with appalling
indifference to suffering humanity, that if
the passage could be shortened a day or two
more, some of his passengers could be land
ed just at the time they were beginning to
think about the cook as a person of conse
quence. There is another practical view of
the case. A ship that cati make a voyage
to New York and back in a fortnight will
earn 52 freights in the year instead of the
26 of the boats of 20 years ago. The crew
costs no more, if the coal does, and the
earnings are double, London Saturday
Sir Boyle Roche.
In every account of the Irish parliament
Sir Boyle Iloche comes in with the persist
ency of KiiiK Charles' head in Mr. Dick's
memorial. His "bird" is as well known as
the phoenix, and bids fair to share its im
mortality. "Sure, Mr. Speaker," said Sir Boyle on
the occasion that has made him famous,
"how could a man be in two places at once
unless he were a bird?"
But Sir Boyle is not a mere creation of
legend. He was a real living man, a fine,
bluff, soldierlike old gentleman, holding
some post at the viceregal court, sitting for
a trovernment borough and always voting
faithfully for the "castle." The debate one
night was on sinecures, which Curran hail
indignant ly denounced, and twitted by one
of the opposite 6ide on some personal incon
sistency in the matter he replied hotly:
"Sir, I (in the guardian of my own
. To which Sir Boyle neatly rejoined:
"Then the gentleman himself has got a
very pretty sinecure." All the Year Bound.
'Waiting Years For One's lay.
Legal delays are as nothing to the delays
of publishers. If the publisher pays on the
acceptance of a manuscript, the author does
not care so much, though he naturally
wishes to see his book in tbe shop windows
and have his friends congratulate him. But
the author who sells magazine articles or a
novel that is to be paid for on publication
occasionally resigns all hope of living to
see it in print. One firm in New York hts
owed a writer for an article over 11 years,
and another firm has not yet paid for a
book that was ordered and the manuscript
delivered five years ago. In Europe, the
courts have decided that an author is en
titled to his money during life, and that
two years Is long enongh to wait for It.
New York Sun.
Chairs In tbe Dark Ages,
The chairs of tbe dark ages, modeled part
ly on those of the Romans, were in keeping
with tbe comfortless dwellings in wnich
the people of the north of Europetben pass
ed their lives. The Saxon kings of England
are represented as seated on thrones in tha
form of a box, the ends slightly raised, the
bottom advanced to form a sort of foot
stool. There is always a cushion to add a
degree of comfort, and sometimes a back In
the form of a crosspiece.'or remotely resem
bling the backs of modern chairs. San
Sarah at tlio Primp.
She wassittinor naticntlv in the waitinz
room at the Central Union depot when he
came lankily stalking in with a dejected
"It ain't no use, Lizy," ho said wearily,
"there ain't one of them picters in the
whole city. I've been a-goiu since 9 o'clock
thlsmornin trapsing all over the place, and
I ' ve been in every book store down to a news
stand, and I've .been in every picter store
down to a tintype gallery on Main street
and if there's anywhere's else you want me
to go you'll have to send the police I'm
fagged plum out!
"It's mighty funny! Mary Sprigging
"Yes, Mary Spriggins said 6ho got hern
down here, but I believe Mary Spriggins
yarned about that picter. Thero wasn't a
single picter dealer in town had ever even
heard of such a picter as 'Sarah at the
'Sarah at the Pump?' " ejaculated thoold
lady. " 'Sarah at the Pump!' Josiah," and
her voice grew cold as ico in January; "pick
up that bandbox and set down."
"Josiah," said she in a tone like a cross
cut saw, "don't you never come to town
agin till you're clear baked through. The
picter that I wanted was 'Rebecca at the
Well. " Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.
Ieoiilo AVIth a Low Sense of Uuty.
A low sense of duty is essentially vulgar.
The people who look upon pleasure and
selfish indulgence as beyond the sterner law
and higher standard of duty are ieople
who ore vulvar at the core, no matter what
their outside bearing or conventionalized
grace. These are the people who ridicule
all idea of that higher law and maintain
the impracticability of those councils of
perfection at which we ought at least to
aim. Self interest with them ranks Jicfore
justice to others, and to keep a promise to
their own hurt strikes them as about the
most ridiculous bit of Quixotism possible.
There is no good in going to these vulgar
souls when your own is oppressed with the
sense of weakness in the face of a nobler
duty. They will counsel you to take your
ease on the lower levels, and they will ar
gue against that endeavor of yours to
mount and Foar upward into t ho purer re
gions of a faithful but in a sense an ab
stract duty. Consult them not, lest you.
too, bo dragged down Into their vulgar -timate
of self before the right, London
Bheumatiem Cure! in a Day.
'Mystic Cure" for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cures in one to
three days. Its action upon the sys
tem is remarkable and mysterious.
It removes at once the cause and the
disease immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly benefits 75 cents.
Otto Gkotjan, Druggist,
Pits All fits stopped free by Dr
Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. No
tits after the first day's use. Marvel
ous cures. Treaise'and $2 trial bot
tie free to fit cases. Send to Dr
Kline, 931 Arch street, Philadelphia
Pa For sale by all druggists; call
Life Was a Burden. Felt That He
Was Incurable. Kickapoo In
dian Sagwa Restored Him to
Metropolis, III., April 6.
For three years I was a terrible suf
ferer from chronic dyspepsia and ner
vousness. Life was a burden to
me, and I was completely worn out
and discouraged. At this time my
attention was called to Kickapoo In
dian Sagwa, and I bought a bottle
and began using it. To my joyful sur
prise it gave great relief. I purchased
and used six bottles in all, and to-day
am a well, hearty man, thanks to
this glorious remedy.
ROBERT NUCKOLLS, Metropolis, I1L
Proprietor Palace Hotel.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa.
$1 per Bottle, 6 For $5.
Sold bt All Druggists ad Dealer
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Cot. mchlfaa Ave. ana Honrs St. CHICAGO.
tmomuoh nrmrnucrioN. cmca oaaoiaia.
Etsfast fireproof building
OF KEAL ESTATE.
By virtue of an order and decree of the county
court, of Hoik island county, slate of Illinois,
made on tbe petition it the underpinned, James
, Johnston, administrator of tbe estate of
Tnoaas B. O'Donnell, deceased, for leave to iell
real estate of said deceased, at tbe May term, A.
1., 18'.'3, of said court, to-wit, on the 3d day of
Way, A. D., 1893
1 shall on the Sd day of June, A. D., 1893,
between tbe hoars of lOo'clock in tbe forenoon,
and 5 o'llock in tbe afternoon of said day, sell at
fiublic sale, at the north door of the court house,
n the ctty of Kock lt-lnnd. in said county, tbe
real estate desctibed as fo.lows. to-wit:
That certain tract or ptreel of land situated in
the northwest quarter (U) of section number
tweLty eljrtt aH), township nomber nineteen
(19), north ranee three (3), tuft of the Fourth (4)
principal meridian described as follows, begin
ninr SM0.8 feet east or the corner of sections 30.
81, 28 and '29, in th,e township foresaid; thence
outb. 198 feet, then e north 861f degrees, east
18 feet, thence north 4flf deprets, west 21t feet.
to the section I-ne; thence west tn me section
line feet to tho place of beginning.
situated tn the township of Canoe Creek,
county of Fock Island, slate of Illinois, on the
following terms, to-w.t; Cash on delivery of
Dated this 4th day of Mny, A. !.. 1P'J3.-
J. It JOHNSTON.
Administrator of tne Estate of Thomas B. O'Don
. . - ntni.t umit.lrtixl Knit TBI
kcuwu Fire Insurance Companies be following.
Hoyal Insurance Compauy, of England.
Weschester Fire Ins. Company of N . Y.
Buffalo German Ins. Co., Buffalo, N. .
Rochester German Ins. Co., Kocbester. H. .
llttiens Ins. Co., of Pittsburgh. Pa.
dnn Fire Office. London.
Union Ins. Co., of California.
Security Ins. Co.. New Htven, Conn.
Milwaukee Mechanics Ins. Co., Milwaukee, wl
Oennan fire Ins. Co., of Peoria, 111,
Office Cor. 18th St., and Second Ave.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Representing over 40 Million Dollars,
of Cash assets;
Fire. Life. Tornado.
Bonds of Suretyship.
nFFii'E-Raiin 21. Mitchell. A Lynde'B block
Kock Island, His. ...
jaPoecure our rates. ,
J. M. BUFORD,
General . .
The old Fire and Time-tried Companies
Losses Promptly; Paid.
Bates as low as any reliable company ran afforc.
Vout ratronaee is eouciiea.
Broadway, Cor. Prince St.. Sew York City.
Refitted and renovated under new management.
on tbe Europexn pln.
Koom rates 91 a nay ana npwara.
Restaurant equal to the best in the city at mod
btrect cars from all K. K. stations ana steam
boat and ferry landires pnfs the door.
HILDKETll & ALLKN. Pp's.
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
Corner Cottace Grcvc Avenue and Sixty-fourth
Street. Only nve minutes lrom worm s rair.
Superior Dining Room. Elevated Railroad.
Now Open. Rates Moderate. European.
Wi, N. Pkioczk, Supt.
LABOR. TIME, MONET
Use it your own way.
It is the bett Soap made
For V ashing Ma chic- use.
MA UK by ,
tYARNOCK & RALSTON.
INCOKrOKATED USDEK THE STATE LAW.
Rock Island Savings Bank,
Kock Island, III.
Open dailrtfrom 9 a. m. to 4 p. tn.. and Saturday evenings from 7 to s o'c'.or i.
Five per cent Interest paid onlDeposits. Money loaned on Persona', col
lateral or Real Estate security.
P. L MITCIIEL' , Prea't. F. C. DBSKMANN, Vice Pres't. J. M . BUFORD. Cisi.er.
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Uenk-rann. John Cruhauch, Phil Mitchell, II. P. Hu'.i, I.. Mi n
E. V. Hurst, J. M. Buford, John Volk.
Jackson & Hokst, Solicitors.
Began business July 8, 1&9J, and occupy tha southeast corner of Mitchell 4 Lynde's e : w t iLd i
releDiione 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES-
Gent's Fine Shoes a specialty. K?n!iini;aons neatly and promptly.
A share of your patronage respectfully solicited.
1618 Second Avenu. Kock Ii'.ani Hi
R ur. Hudson. M. J. Parker.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
A.11 kinds cf Carreiiterine nromt)tlv attende-.l to
fnrwished when desired.
Shop oor. FirBT avp. id Seventeenth el. Kock Island
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Al' kinds of brass, bronse and aluminum bronze casting, all shades and tt-x; t: X
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
Shot d Oftice At lMl.First avenue, near Ferry landing, - KI CK LAND.
J. MAGEIi. Prorrietor.
(JEORUE SCHAF EK, Proprietor.
1801 Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth Street,
Opposite lian er'f Thei:'i.
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hanc
Free Lunch Every Day
Mtndwlcbes Fnrnls ni on . urt Nor.it
Established 1680 l&W.
ALWAYS 1HE CHEAPEST.
Save money by. buying yonr Crockery, Glassware. Cut
lery, Tinware. Woodware. and Brushes, at tbe Old ai.J
Reliable 5 and 10 Cents Store.
mlivS. f.. tITSCH'S. 1314 i'
J. IttL CHRISTY,
UllDflCTDBEB OF BICKERS 113 i1
Ask Yonr Grocer for Them.
The thrlsty -otst
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder
1111 113 Fenrth avenue. Residence 1119 ronrth avenue.
- v. . . -i -rnt for Wilier' PD'-!,"!
nans ana specifications mmisneo. on aii classes a wur , .";,,
KUiiin. Bl'nds.somethlne new. Btjlish and desiraoie.
ROCK BIAS Hi