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THE AKGUS. TUESDAY JUNE 13, 1893.
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Correspondence solicited from every township
ia Kxk Island county.
TuesDAV, Jine 13, 1893.
Numerically the Lutheran church
of which denomination the great
synod is now in session at Angus
tana college, is the fourth religious
organization in the country, having
an enrollment of 1,235,000 communi
cant members. Its total member
ship throughout the world is about
Says the Congregationalist: "The
use of the gown bv the Congrega
tional ministers appears tobesteadi
ly increasing in recent years. In
Boston Mr. Gordon at the Old South
and Dr. Ilerrick at the Mount Ver
non, in Cambridge Dr. McKenzie at
the First, in Brooklyn Dr. Thomas at
the Harvard church, and in Newton
Dr. Calkins, regularly stand before
their people in the black gown. The
minister going to supply the Central
church will tind that article in the
retiring room. Dr. Stinson has as
sumed it on entering his new pastor
ate at Broadway tabernacle. New
York. In a number of the larger
churches it is a part tf the pulpit
What a l'otal Will !.
It cost the Kt'V. T. H. Agnew, a
Methodist minister at Auburn. San
gamon county. 3ii for expressing too
frank an opinion about a brother
preacher on a postal rani. Mr. Ag
new is an ardent detester of the weed
and so is Kev. . K. txooilwin. a
Methodist divine at Knglewoml. 111.
The latter sent Mr. Agnew some time
ago a number of tracts, depicting the
evils of the tobacco habit. As these
tracts were written by Mr. (ioodwin
himself, he was naturally very anx
ious that they should be distributed.
and to obtain still wider circulation
they were sent to Mr. Agnew when he
v: : 1 1. ding the session of t lie Illi
nois conference at (Juiiicy. Mr.
tlootlwin did not receive any ac
knowledgement from Mr. Agnew of
the receipt of his anti-tobacco litera
ture, and he accordingly wrote to Mr
Agnew asking him if he had ever re
Mr. Agnew, ignorant of the strin
gent laws of Uncle Sam regarding the
wording of epistles written on postal
cards, replied by the fatal j)stal card
, in question. He said that he hadn't
received the anti-tobacco tracts, and
as they were directed to him at con
ference he thought likely that Kev
W. F. Gilmore, of Shelbyville, who
was a tobacco worm, had secured the
tracts and destroved them, and added
that such ministers as Kev. Gilmore
were a disgrace to Methodism. Mr.
Goodwin, on receipt of the postal
card, began to further investigate the
matter. He wrote to the express
agent at ShelbyTille, asking if such a
package had been received there and
edclosed Mr. Agnew"s postal card.
The agent was of a communicative
turn of mind and Mr. Gilmore got
wind of the matter and secured the
postal card in question. He then
wrote the federal officials here, and
had Mr. Agnew indicted. Mr. Ag
new pleaded guilty in the United
States district court to the charge of
mailing an unmailable jiostal card,
and he was fined $5 and costs, mak
ing a total of $30.
Health of Harvard Students.
Harvard's sanitary condition is the sub
ject of some adverse comment just now
groundless, it would seem, because for the
present it is authoritatively denied that the
health of the college is anything but the
best; for the future any demand for revi
sion is anticipated by measures already in
hand. The desire to keep expenses at a
minimum causes the demand for cheap
lodgings, and therein lies the greatest dau
eer. . The right of a student to live in any
locality is still subject to the permision of
the faculty, and an inspection of students'
quarters has, begun with a view to black
listing unwholesome houses.
In one department at least every student's
room will be visited. Where such a course
seems necessary a physician and sanitary
expert will prescribe measures necessary to
obviate any suspicious conditions, and un
less these are complied with the places will
be declared untenantable for those connect
ed with the university. This may lead to an
advance in the lowest rents, which, bow
ever, will be more than offset by the feeling
of security "gninut avoidable illness. Bos
Praise From an Admirer.
Samuel Ropers said to John Iwr.h. the
caricaturist of Punch. "Mr. Isech, I ad
mire you much." He was just beginning
his success as an artist and was gratified
by this commendation, as he supposed, of
his art. "Yea," repeated Rogers, "I ad
mire you much. I saw you brushing your
own hat, and the man who In these days
does anything for himself is deserving of
admiration." San Francisco Argonaut.
A PRIVILEGE WOMEN DONT WANT.
ONE OF THE FOUR HUNDRED.
To Be Expected to Propose. Would Deprive
the Girls of Maca Fun.
And now dear, privileged woman is to be
granted another privilege. Mr. Labou
chere of the London Truth says that she
should become versed in the art of propos
ing; that there has always been a big mis
take somewhere anyway, and that it ia
woman's place to propose, because she is
more self possessed and could do the ask
ing with more grace than the average man.
Poor woman! There are just two priv
ileges that ahe doesn't went and has never
asked for. She doesn't wish to wear men's
clothes because she has tried on her broth
er's quite often, just for fun, and knows
that they are frightfully cold and uncom
fortable. She doesn't want to propose be
cause well, just because she doesn't.
Perhaps, though, the masculine girl may
hail Mr. Labouchere'sidea with wild shouts
of approval. Not that she wants to take
unto herself a husband especially but only
for the reason that she will be enabled
thereby to grab one of man's dearest and
most exclusive rights. But the womanly
woman, who is glad that she is a woman
and wouldn't be a man for anything in the
world, hasn't any nse whatever for such a
privilege. She would much rather some
one would give her a season matinee ticket
or a $5 soda water checkbook. Either of
the gifts would bring her far more happi
ness. What fun would there be in dressing
up in one's prettiest gowns and waiting for
Charley but then by that time some one
will have suggested that it is the girl's
place to do the calling not the men's.
They say that the staid individual vul
garly termed "old maid" will cease to exist
when Mr. Labouchere's idea gets into good
working order for man often is very timid,
you know. A certain girl will tell you thai
she always assists her admirers along great
ly by planning all sorts of little opportuni
ties. And then, besides, what sort of a pro
tector would a man be who is afraid to ask
a girl a little simple question like that?
However, if worst comes to worst, and
girls take it upon their fair shoulders to ac
quire the art of making propositions of
marriage, some one will have to start up a
new style of lovemaking. What ghost of a
show would a girl have in trying to encircle
a 45-inch waist? After saying, "Be mine,
dearest!" what on earth would she do?
No, no! Ileceiving proposals is too eood
fun to give up without a struggle. Men
might object to the transfer, too, and some
horrid ones might remark t hat they '"hadn't
time to be bothered to death." Chicago
Looking For a l're"rlt Ion.
The young man in evening dress, with an
opera hat and brilliant patent leather shot's
with embroidered toes, was bent on enter
taining his fellow passengers. They were
in the forward car of a Sixth avenue ele
vated train. It was after midnight, and
the young man in fine raiment hail evident
ly been spending the evening in several dif
ferent places. His voice was husky and a
little unsteady, but he cheerfully announced
his willingness to give his listeners
'n'shing y' want" in the way of music
He explained that while he was perfectly
familiar with the compositions of all the
great musicians he also enjoyed the popu
lar airs of the day. He regretted that liis
voice was not in good condition, but he
would do the best he could.
He tried a verse of "My Sweetheart's the
Man In the Moon" and stopped to again
apologize for his hoarsen "ss. " 'M too
hoishe t' shing well," he said. "I shay, can
n pershion 'n zis car tell m' whaz good for
hoishness?" No reply was nuule to this
question, and the sociable young man con
tinued, "Shay, gi' me perscripsbun, some
ce. He looked around the car, and bis
eyes rested unsteadily on the face of a tired
looking elderly man who sat almost oppo
site him, and he murmured persuasively.
You gr me perscripshun for hoishness?"
There was a set, stern look on the elderly
man's face as he quietly replied, "Why
don't you take aromatic sulphurio acid?"
New York Times.
i Bomeioinf adohs a xew ion f amns
Which Has Attained Notoriety.
The Bradley Martins have figured con
spicuously for the past 10 years in that set
sf society known as the "millionaire set."
Mrs. Bradley Martin, who 4as known to
her intimate school friends as Nellie Sher
man, was the only child of Isaac Sherman,
who up to the time of his death was re
garded as a "well to do" man, and one who
could give bis family comforts above the
ordinary, but not great luxuries. His
daughter was sent to Miss McCauley's
school in those days an exclusive school
and there she met many girls who have
since risen to a position in the "million
aire set," but who like herself in school
days were not looked upon as "catches."
Isaac Sherman was the son of a cooper.
In early life he followed the same calling,
and when he had amassed the sum of 100,
000 in the western part of this state de
clared to one of his old friends and advisers
that he was as rich as he ever desired to be.
With this amount he came to New York
something more than a quarter of a century
ago, when with his ready money he began
to look about for chances of investment.
He invested, but did not speculate, and the
government bonds and railroad shares
which he accumulated made a fortune
which no one suspected. After his death
New York was dumfounded at the amount
of his estate, which reached up into the
millions, and which was left to his widow
and only child.
While at Miss McCauley's school Miss
Nellie Sherman was a mate of certain mem
bers of the Vandcrbilt family. Her most
Intimate friend was Miss Margaret Louise
Vanderbilt, who on the occasion of her mar
riage to. Colonel Elliott Fitch Shepard, just
a few months more than 25 years ago, in
vited Miss Sherman to "stand up" with
her, as the fashion was in those days. Colo
nel Shepard, who was on Governor Fen
ton's staff, telegraphed to his friend Brad
ley Martin, an aid-de-camp to the govern
or, then at Albany, to come on for his wed
ding to act as one of his groomsmen. Mr.
Martin was introduced to Miss Sherman at
that wedding, and lefore two months they
were engaged. Neither girl at that time
was considered an heiress in the present
sense of that term.
Isaac Sherman died about 15 years iuro,
and after coming into possession of her
great, fortune his daughter tiegan to enjoy
it. Slie built, or rat her reconst ructed, three
houses in West Twentieth street, which
were made into one. The richest furniture
that Euro-- and America could afford was
placed within its walls, and the rarest tap
estries and paintings, objects d"art without
number. Then with the completion of
such a house entertainments of an elab
orate scale txgan. Mrs. Martin by mar
riage is connected with the Townsends,
Lansings anil Van Renssehurs of Albany
and the Lawrences of Long Island, that
placing her at once on a certain footing
with families whose names are historical in
New York state.
Eight years ago a great ball was given
by the Bradley Martins, for which a u-mix-rary
structure was built extending from
the rear of the houses to Nineteenth street.
For that week Mrs. Bradley Martin carried
an insurance jxlicy on the entire block
bounded bv Fifth and Sixth avenues and
Nineteenth and Twentieth streets. With
the up town movement of grand opera they
became stockholders and bad a box which,
through the manner of choosing by lottery,
was not one of the ln-st in the house. Three
winters ago the mammoth dinner party at
DeJmonioo's, when :i."t guests were seated
in the ballroom, and the cotillon following
were the sensation of the season. It was
generally said tlutf, Mrs. Bradley Martin
owed her position in society to the good of- I
Cces of a man who has the reputation of
"placing" people, but at this dinner it was
generally noted in society that this mail
was not even consulted and that he had aa
inconspicuous place at one of the tables.
New York Herald.
A Japanese "Mother Goose" Story.
The "Lucky Teakettle" i9 an ingenious
story told to Japanese children, in which
that useful article of domestic economy
plays the principal role. A priest who finds
an old kettle in the temple fills it with
water and hangs it over the fire, when, to
his great amazement, it suddenly turns into
a badger and begins Jumping about the
room. A teakettle of such curious disposi
tion does not recommend itself to the man
of religion, so the next day when a tinker
chances to call, the priest, tJiifcinj to turn
an honest penny, sells the kettle without
telling of its uncanny accomplishment.
That nhrht the tinker hears a strantre noise.
and getting up from his bed perceives the
kettle walking about upon four legs and
covered with a fine coat of far. The kettle
then proceeds to turn from a badger to a
kettle and back again with bewildering rapidity.
The next morning the tinker shows it to
an acquaintance, who surely must have
had a drop of shrewd Yankee blood in his
veins, for he suggests that here is most ex
cellent material for a splendid show. "Take
it about with songs and music," says his
friend, "and make it dance-on a rope." The
tinker adopts the idea and acquires a com
fortable fortune exhibiting tbe Lucky Tea
kettle. Helen Gregory-Flesber in Califor-nian.
Yuiulerfal Sense of Smell In Dags.
It has often been proved that dogs are
able to traok their masters through crowd
ed streets, where it would be impossible to
attribute their accuracy to anj-thing except
the sense of smell alone. Mr. Romanes, the
naturalist, once made some interesting ex
periments as to this wonderful power as ex
hibited in his own dog. In these tests the
naturalist found that his dumb friend could
easily follow in the tracks of his master,
though he was far out of sight, and that,
too, after no less than 11 persons had fol
lowed, stepping exactly in the tracks made
by Mr. Romanes, it being the deliberate in
tention to confuse the senses or tne poor
door if Dossible. Further experiment proved
that the animal tracked the boots instead
of the man. for when Mr. Romanes put on
new footgear the dog failed entirely. St.
An Eouoomtcal Way of Killing- Ilatrks.
Down in Edgefield. S. C. chicken raisers
are advised to bait their chickens with
strychnine In order to destroy hawks. A
paste of strychnine the size of a pinhead is
placed on the tead. of a chicken, ana tnen
the fowl is ttmed oat where the hawks may
have a free-chance at the prey. To seize a
chicken so it usually iryetrm death to
the hawk, and as there are more chickens
than, hawk sthis is esteemed an economical
method of -destroying the latter. New York
A Plffercooe. of Intention.
Lawyer Have yon noticed that wheal
make a charge it sticks?
Client Yes, it has always been true so
far as my experience with you has gone.
Kate Field's Washington.
A Kitchen Garden For Everybody.
In a space 50 by 100 feet I venture to say
that any man who will spend an hour a
day in his garden from the disappearance
of frost in tbe spring till its reappearance
in the autumn can raise all the vegetables
that a reasonably large family can consume
during that time. Is that worth doing or
is it not? It is true that vegetables are
rather cheap in this happy land of plenty,
and even a moderate bank account would
not be much encroached upon to pay
for all the seasonable vegetables that
could be consumed by an ordinary family.
But when you have assisted in raising your
own vegetables and have gathered them
and have them on your table there is a
kind of triple ownership in them that
makes you relish them as you never rel
ished vegetables before.
You look out for their excellences and
flavors, and your palate is keenly alert to
detect everyt hing that is pleasant. Having
your own vegetables when you are an am
ateur adds another charm to eating, and
there is little chance that a dinner much of
which has come out of your own garden
will be gone through with in a merely per
functory way or gobbled up savagely, solely
to appease hunger. Tbe raising of vegeta
bles, therefore, contributes to the growth
of one of the most civilizing of all the arts
the art of dining well and delicately. J.
Gilmer Speed in Harper's Bazar.
An Incident of Metropolitan Life.
"Where haxe you been all these years?"
said a fashionable woman to a quondam
friend on meeting her accidentally on the
street. "I hj.ve not seen you for an age.
Where are you living now?" "At 45 West
Blank stroet," she answered.
"What, really?" exclaimed the other,
"why, 1 live at C3 West Blank!" These
women were not only old friends, but both
occupied good social jositions, knowing
more or less the same people, and never
theless they had lived within several doors
of each other for a couple of years without
either being aware of the other's proximity.
Such is t he New York of today, and it is
hard to realize the statement of a charming
woman, who is still young enough to be
constantly "on the go," when she tells us
that when she was a girl she knew person
ally every one who kept a carriage in town.
New York Tribune.
liyron'a Joke on HU Publisher.
Byron once sent his friend John Mur
ray a present of a Bible; it was placed on
tbe bookshelf and left there for years un
touched, till at a dinner party, the verifica
tion of a text being required, the Bible was
referred to. A page had been turned down,
and it was found that in the verse, "Now,
BarraTias was a robber," the word "pub
lisher" had been substituted. The poor
little pleasantry had lain hidden all those
long years I New York Advertiser.
Her Point of View.
Husband Do you know that every time
a woman gets angry she adds a new wrinkle
to her face?
Wife No, I did not; bat if it is so, I pre
sume it is a wise provision ox nature to let
the world know what sort of a husband a
womau has. New York Weekly
are all causedjy
Be warned ! Nature must be as
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this purpose nothing can equal
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A TMP TO EUROPE.
Kev. M. A. Nordstrom has Words of
Praise for the Scott Medical Insti
tute Catarrh of, the Nose, Throat
Kev. M. A. Nordstrom sav: '!
am a clergyman residing at Wood-
hull, 111., and have frequently
thciii;ht I would have to resiirn inv
cliarire. The cause of niv trouble
was catarrh, and that in its worst
form, as I have been so informed by
nob'd specialists in Kurojie and
America. I rrow very weak, had
severe headache, and spots would ap
pear before my eyes, mucus dropped
continually into my throat, ami.
passing into my stomach, caused dis
tressing pain. I became deaf in
fact so bad I could scarce! v hear.
KEV. M. A. NOKllSTIiO.M.
Having been in this condition for
10 year "."-r i- ''--:- Being
acquainted at the Augustana co.ere,
at which institution 1 studied for the
ministry, I was there informed of
the success of the Scott Medical In
stitute in treating such diseases. I
am thankful to say I visited them,
and happy to say -C URE D." Af
ter treating in Europe and this coun
try without success, I can say truth
fully I am cured, and the physicians
of the Scott Medical Institute cured
me in two months."
A copy of this statement can be
seen at the Scott Medical Institute,
with Kev. Mr. Nordstrom's signa
ture. TAKE TREATMENT NOW!
Time and again the physicians of
the Scott Medical Institute have ad
vised patients in desperate stages of
catarrhal trouble to wait until sum
mer before taking treatment. Time
and again they have urged the neces
sity of taking treatment while the
weather was favorable to a cure.
Now is that time. Those who suf
fer from catarrh should take advan
tage of all the intluences that operate
now in favor of a cure. They should
not put off treatment until next win
ter's stormy days, but should pru
dently -'mend their roof while the
sun shines." Now is the tinve. and
the opportunity is just what is de
sired for the worst cases. Do not let
it go by, but place yourself under
treatment of the Seott Medical Insti
tute, and have done for you in the
next month or two what might not
be possible to do until next summer.
HAVE Vlir CATAKKII OK THE STOMAOI?
If so, you are an easy victim for
Asiatic cholera. Attend to it now!
The Fee of $5 Charged by the Scott
Medical Institute pays for Personal
Treatment, Medicines Every thing
For One Month.
EVEKY CURABLE DISEASE
221 Brady street, Davenport, Ia.
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Diseases, Skin Diseases, Chronic Dis
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On Sundays the office will be open
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Kock Island, III.
Open dailrt'rom 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday evenings from T to S u;;
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Jackson & Uchst, Solicitors.
Bt'jjan business July 8, and occupy the southeast corner of Mitchell i Ljz.C - i.
TeleDnone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
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Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Al' kinds of brass, bronse and alaminnm bronze casting, all shade? and tcmpere HU
specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
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1801 Second ATenne, Corner of Sixteenth Street, Opposite Hari er TOt-air.
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Ham
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