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THE AHGUS. TIIUPiSDAV, JUNE 15,1893.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1614 Second
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Thuksdav, June 15, 1893.
CxrT. Anson seems to be regaining
his old-time form. He is accusing
the umpire of stealing games from his
John Wanamakek is waiting to
see whether the fair is to be opened
on Sundays before he and Mr. Quay
buy their tickets or secure their
passes to Chicago.
McKinlev stands for nothing in
politics except the doctrine of pro
tection run mad. To him more than
any other man the republican party
owes its defeat, and his defeat this
fall as a candidate for governor of
Ohio should be the last nail in the re
publican eoflin. The democrats of
Ohio would gladly seize the oppor
tunity to make the issue of protec
tion the dominant one in their cam
Gov. Altgkli"s address to the
graduating class at the University of
Illinois is receiving the highest en
eoniums from the press of all parties.
The Chicago Post, for instance, in
speaking of it says it does not know
how sufficiently to praise the address,
and advises every young man and
woman in Chicago to procure a copy
of it. to read it carefully and commit
to memory as much of it as possible.
The Post says further: -'It is the
best thing of its kind since the ap
pearance of Lord Chesterfield's let
ter to his son, anil is even more val
uable than that invaluablecollection.
because it is addressed not only to the
s.ms nf rich and indulgent fathers,
but to every boy and girl in every
station in life. We hope it will bo
'pre-erved by publication in pamph
.Justice to Comptroller Kekfls.
Indianapolis Journal (Hep.)
Candor compels the admission that
the adverse criticisms made upon the
appointment of Mr. Eckels as comp
troller of the currency have not been
justitied by his course thus far. He
assumed the office just in time to
catch the full effect of the linancial
disturbance among the national
banks, which have caused almost as
many failures during the last 80 days
as ordinarily occur in a year, and it
must be admitted that he has proved
equal to the situation. With the nat
ural tendency ot a lawyer ue nas
shown a disposition to hold the banks
to a strict compliance with the law,
w hich is right, and he has also shown
that, though not a trained financier,
he has sound views on the subject.
ThcTrne American Sunday.
New York Evening Post.
We have developed during the
past quarter of a century an "Amer
ican" Sunday, which is based upon
the principle laid down in the decla
ration of independence, that all men
are endowed with an "inalienable
right to the pursuit of happiness"
on every day of the week. A con
trary rule has, until a comparatively
recent time, prevailed in the greater
part of the country a rule which
forbade the pursnit'of happiness on
finnHoi- unless one could ret it at
church or reading raJigious books at
home; but there was never anyming
"American" about this rule. It was
a servile imitation of England the
rlrit ion nt n theorv about the dav
which finds no support in the life of
the lounuer oi Liinsuaim) m m i";
practice of the Christian church out
side of Great liritain. So far from
its being "nn-Amcrican" to advocate
the pursuit of happiness on Sunday,
it is the very embodiment of the
principle upon which the American
system is based.
The Cost of People's rlbon-ty.
An idea of tho magnitude of the depreda
tions of shoplifters in large cities can hard
ly be obtained. Tho losses annually sus
tained by larpro dry goods houses through
this cause alone is something almost be
yond belief by one not familiar with the
subject. In forcifin cities the trouble is
fully as great as in American trade centers.
In one large house in Paris, the Bon Marche,
100 detectives are constantly employed
whose only work it is to keep an eye on the
light fingered gentry and prevent the con
summation of their designs on the immense
stock of small portable articles within reach.
That it is an economy to pay & corps of de
tectives for their continuous services gives
some hint of the extent to which their em
ployment saves money for the house. Chi
In building a bridge over a stream with a
Bandy bottom it is often necessary to use an
airtight cylinder within which men can
work, the? water being kept ont by forcing
compressed air into the interior. The ma
terial which is excavated is removed
through trapdoors in the top, hich are so
arranged that the dirt is lifted out without
diminhihing the air pressure. Such cylin
ders or boxes are known as pneumatic cais
A troth and a grief and a blessing
Disguised them and came this way.
And one was a promise, and one was a
And one was a rainy day.
And they met betimes with this maiden.
And the promise it spake and lied.
And the doubt it gibbered and hngged it
self. And the rainy day she died.
James Whitcomb Riley.
,P.!3'fOCRACY AND DEMOCRACY.
Cloves and Rouge.
Cloves are dangerous little articles. Many
f the girls nowadays "touch up" their
complexions, you know. Of course no real
ly nice girl does it to any extent. Cor al
though it's no longer connected with vul
garity as it used to be still it ratter stamps
a girl as being conspicuous, not to say loud.
It is connected somehow in our ideas with
bleached hair, blackened eyelashes and oth
er unpleasant deceptions that never deceive
any one. But it is such a temptation to
rouge a little in the evening, and when a
girl does it artistically, and many of them
do, I defy any man to tell it from the real
bona fide bloom that nature is so chary in be
stowing, and it is in cases of this kind that
the innocent looking, pleasant smelling lit
tle clove may do its deadly work
It is said by the best authorities that if a
girl is rouged and a roan eats cloves and
t hen, to put it plainly and vulgarly, "blows
on" her cheek.that self same cheek will turn
black. But all the smart men who have
hear this and determined in their innermost
and very suspicious hearts to try it on
some unsuspecting sweet feminine creature
should also be informed that while the rule
holds good in most cases yet there are some
kinds of rouge that are not affected by
cloves, just as there are kinds that defy
water. And any girl who uses that sort may
weep, or get caught out in the rain, or rub
her cheek with her handkerchief to prove to
you that she is innocent of the charge, and
yet for all that she maybe artifically paint
ed. Chicago News-Record.
Baron H Inch's Rene faction.
If it is true that General Beauregard left
(1,000,000 apiece to his two children, the
conclusion is reasonable that when he
twirled the wheel of fortune for the Louis
iana Lottery company he did not do it sole
ly for love of watching the turns of luck.
There were sure winnings in the lottery for
him, and he did not disdain to carry them
home and salt them down. Therein he dif
fered from Uarou de Ilirsch, who, as most
people know, finds one use of his vast in
come in demonstrating that that notable
lottery, the turf, is worth cultivating pure
ly for itself and aside from all the chances
of possible gain.
The baron has given to hospitals, homes
and lienevolent associations, principally in
London, without regard to their creeds or
nationalities, all the money won by hiro
upon the turf during 1S91 and l.fi In
lf-Dl the winnings amounted to jET.ikhi, and
in 1S03 to 35,000. Tho amounts received
from him by various institutions vary from
4,000 to '.200. Several of them received
2,200, the largest beneficiary of all being
the Iondon hospital. There arc some 40
institutions on his race money list. Har
The MeanliiK of Style.
The word style, though but a diminutive
word, assumes to itself more contradictions
and significations and ec-ejitricitics than
any monosyllable in the language is legiti
mately entitled to. It is an arrant little
humorist of a word and full of whim
whams. Though it would seem that the
people of all countries are equally vehement
in the pursuit of this phantom style, yet
in almost all of them thire is a strange di
versity in opinion as to what constitute)? its
essence, and every different class, like the
pagan nations, adores it under a different
In England, for instance, an honest citi
zen packs up himself, his family and his
style in a buggy and rattles away on Sun
day with his fair iartner blooming tiesuie
him like an eastern bride, and two chubby
children squatting like Chinese images at
his feet. A baronet requires a chariot and
pair, a lord must needs liave a barouche
and four, but a duke oh! a duke cannot
possibly lumber his style along under a
coach and six, and half a score of footmen
into the bargain. In China a puissant man
darin loads at least three elephants with
style. Philadelphia Times.
Rape Chinese Coins.
The true antique Chinese coins are found
in ancient tombs and ruins. Several hun
dred were discovered in Amoy in digging a
grave when the laborers broke into an old
tomb several feet below the surface of the
The coins lay in a pretty earthenware jar
and were incrusted with a thin layer of
malachite that here and there had been
changed by moisture into azurite. The
coins were sold by the lucky coolies in the
next 24 hours and are said to have brought
$1 apiece, an immense sum to men working
for 12 cents a day.
To succeed in collecting cash a person
must be a fine Chinese scholar. The labor
thereby involved is so severe as to preclude
most collectors from indulging in the pleas
ure to any great extent. Philadelphia Bul
letin. Fear In Thieving Animal.
Animals are conscious of their deceit, as
shown by the fact that they try to operate
secretly and noiselessly; they show a sense
of guilt if detected: they take precautions
in advance to avoid discovery; in some
cases they manifest regret and repentance.
Thus liecs which steal hesitate often before
and after their exploits, as if they feared
punishment. One descriles how his mon
key committed theft. While he pretended
to sleep the animal regarded him with hesi
tation and stopied every time his master
moved or seemed on the point of awaken
ing. Such and many more well known
facts may be due perhaps to fear of punish
ment, which naturally follows a misdeed,
just as is observed among habitual human
thieves. Current Literature.
Why Illrd.t Are Often Seen on Steamers.
Every steamer that plies along the At
lantic coast is a refute for birds that are
blown out to sea, mostly small and not
strong of wing. When disturbed or fright
ened by people on the deck, they fly into
the air and fall behind the ship, and after
several such disturbances they become so
tired that they can no longer catch up.
After hopelessly chasing the vessel for sev
eral miles they flutter into the sea and
drown. St. Louis Renublic.
When the funeral cortege of Phillip
Brooks passed through the grounds of Har
vard university, where 1 had so often la
bored, on its way to the f ive at Mount Au
burn, 2100 of the youn men, with deep
sorrow and respect, lined the way, a silent
guard of honor for their beloved leader.
Among painters the power of manipu
lating white, not in simple body color only,
but in thin washes, is an inheritance from
-night on the Marriage of an American
Oirl to a llritish Earl.
T ho marriage of a young woman of Xew
l'ork to a young man of the British aristoc
racy who bears in it the title of earl was an
important event. All weddings are impor
tant events, for they are of momentous con
sequence to the human race, which is per
petuated by them.
Merely as forming another link between
British feudal aristocracy and American
democracy the matrimonial union of yes
terday was of no special significance. In
these days even England itself is democrat
ic, and everywhere aristocracy is losing
the privileges which have given it peculiar
power and consequent distinction in the
The title of earl is of social importance
almost exclusively, for the extinction of
the British house of lords at the hands of
the dominant democracy cannot be far off.
The peerage continues only at the mercy of
the ruling democracy and not in any way
as its polit ical master. The English aris
tocracy itself only survives with its feudal
titles and its incongruous symbols because
it has become democratized. It is recruited
from the ranks of the common people and
has come to have little of Ii-j character of
a class separated from the mass of the com
munity by an aristocratic lineage. The
majority of the aristocratic titles of Eng
land are borne by families scarcely older
than this republic, and in many of them the
blood of democratic America flows.
The young man who was so fortunate as
to lead from the altar an American bride
yesterday is of the more ancient aristoc
racy, dating back to the time of the Nor
man conquest, but that longer lineage
gives him only a certain precedence over
more recent recruits, and without money to
support even that superficial distinction he
would be of little account. The first essen
tial of an aristocratic state is the possession
of money, and the accumulation of money
is an opportunity within reach of the de
mocracy, which thus has the chance of at
taining the distinction necessary to the
other. With money come the means of ac
quiring social accomplishments. Money
also is a magnet which attracts the in
stinct of self preservation in the aristocracy
to matrimonial alliances with the democ
racy that obliterate the line of social sep
aration lietween the two.
This process of mingling the aristocracy
with the democracy is going on in England
all the time ami increasingly, and very nat
urally it is extended tothis country of great
fortunes by the marriage of Englishmen of
aristocratic titles to American girls richly
dowered. The titles these young women
receive in England have no importance
here, and even there their consequence is
only social and, with the progress of Eng
lish democracy, transitory. The substance
is the money which supports the social
state, and money here can do the same. It
docs not need an anachronistic feudal title,
incongruous with modern conditions, to ol
tain consequence. Its conseqiieuce is in
trinsic, and its power is inherent.
A coronet is a mere gewgaw, more es
pecially on the head of one who wears it
merely by the. right of marriage and not as
the symltol of the individual's historic line
age. Even as such a symbol it t ypiiies past
rather than present power. In the old days
of feudalism earls were actual officers of
the kingdom, each having supreme author
ity in his own earldom or "county" under
the crown. A coronet meant something
sultstantial then. It was a badge of author
ity. Now the title of earl is really worth
only about as much as the title of Mr., ex
cept that it includes-the possessor in the
peerage and admits hira to the house of
lords, where actually he is subject the
democratic house of commons the real
source of all political power in England.
His wife is called a countess, Ls styled "my
lady" and is "right honorable," but these
are mere decorat ions. If she lie an Amer
ican woman, she has stepped down from the
first place, which she occupied here, and de
scended to the level of the third rank in tho
An American lady who marries a British
earl exercises a right of choice which is in
alienable and for whose use she is not open
to criticism, but she does not advance her
self in the social scale. A British earl is of
consequence in this republic only so far as
the distinction is intrinsic in him as a man.
Even in England his factitious consequence
because of his title is passing away and
giving place to the power of money purely.
This country is accused of worshiping the
almighty dollar, but the great and special
seat of that devotion is England. Nowhere
else in the world is money so powerful. It
is the real social ruler, not title, for title is
a gewgaw that money can buy, and hence
the lauble is bound to fall into popular
contempt. It will he associated with the
pretension and self assertion which suggest
vulgarity at a period when simplicity is
made more and more the test of refinement.
New York Sun.
An Inscription to Ericsson.
We do not see why the statue erected to
Ericsson should not state that he was a na
tive of Sweden and a citizen by adoption
of the United States. We have many thou
sands of Swedes among us who have lie
come citizens, and they are a worthy and
reputable portion of the foreign lxrn con
tingent of our population. Ericsson was a
typical Swede, who did honor to the coun
try of his adoption as well as to that of his
birth, and there would lie no impropriety
in stating the facts suggested upon the
pedestal of his cfligy. Sweden is one of
those countries whose sons the least fre
quently force themselves into' notice, but
the sterling merit and steadfiist character
of its people are none the lessjvorthy of
recognition when opportunity deniiuids.
We trust yet to see the proper inscription
placed upon the pediment of the Ericsson
statue. New York News.
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It Is reliable a the Bank nf EnrUnd.
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bottle. AU druggists.
Healy A Bigblow,
531 Grand Ave., New Haven, Conn.
A TRIP TO EUROPE.
ltev. M. A. Nordstrom has Words of
Praise for the Scott Medical Insti
tute Catarrh of, the Nose, Throat
Key. M. A. Nordstrom says: '-I
am a clergyman residing at Wood
hull. 111., and have frequently
thought 1 would have to resign my
charge. Tho cause of my trouble
was catarrh, and that in its worst
form, as I have been so informed by
noted specialists in Europe and
America. I ;rew very weak, had
severe headache, and spots would ap
pear before my eyes, mucus dropped
continually into my throat, and.
passing into my stomach, caused dis
tressinir pain. I became deaf in
fact so bad I eiuild scarcely hear.
Amritliesia From Torture.
An extraordinary thing happened during
Mr. Seneys last illness. While a friend was
with him he was smitten with a violent at
tack of angina jK-ctoris. It seemed as
though his sutTerings were more than the
body could stand and survive. The parox
ysm lasted for more than an hour. After
it had passed he opened his eyes as one who
awakes from a sound sleep and said to his
friends, "Why, I have been asleep, haven't
I?" So that it sWmrf that the excess of
pain and struggle had really produced a
sort of anaesthesia, and the case will be
discussed at a meeting of one of the med
ical faculties. New York Cor. Philadelphia
Women Oflice Seekers at the Capital.
The women office seekers about the cap
Itol are easy to distinguish. They suffer
from the feminine drawbacks of no pock
ets, and most of them have to carry their pre
cious documents in their hands. If a wom
an appears with a flat, small package about
4 inches wide and 8 long, done up in brown
manHla paper of the dry goods counter
stamp, it is safe to say she wants an office.
She thinks nobody suspects what is in the
package, but every member who sees it
knows from experience the exact character
of its contents. Kate Field's Washington.
KKV. M. A. NOKDSTKOM. WOODlll Lb,
Having been in this condition for
10 years 1 i '";-ir Heinij
aoijuainted at the AugMistana en..'r,
at which institution 1 studied for the
ministry, 1 was there informed of
the success of the Scant Medical In
stitute in treating such diseases. I
am thankful to say I visited them,
and happy to say 'C U K E 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 Rev. Mr. Nordstrom's sijrna
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 takinlr treatment while the
i weather was favorable to a cure.
! Now is that time. Those who suf-
; fer from catarrh should take advan-
t-a"-c of all the inlluences t hat operate
I r . . .... . 'i i
now in lavor oi a cure, i ney snouiu
not put otT treatment until net win
ter's stormy days, but should pru
dently mend their roof while the
sun shines." Now is the tinw. and
the opportunity is just what is de
sired for the worst eases. lo not let
it go by, but place yourself under
treatment of the Scott Medical Insti
tute, and have done for you in the
next month or two what might not
be possible to do until next summer.
i n.VVE VOf CATAKlill OF THK STOMACH?
If so, you are an easy victim for
Asiatic cholera. Attend to it now!
The Fee of Charged by the Scott
Medical Institute pays for Personal
Treat mcnt, M edi ci nes Every t h i n g
For One Month.
221 Brady street, Davenport, la.
Oyer American Express Co.
SPECIALTIES: Catarrh, Eye,
Ear, Nose, Throat, Lungs, Nervous
Diseases, Skin Diseases, Chronic Dis
eases. 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.
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And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
INCOKl'OKATEn I'XDEK THE STATE LAW.
Rock Island Savings Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Open dailvlfrom 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Satnrduy evenings frum 7 to s uy:,i. :
Five per cent Interest paid orJDeposits. Money loaned on Person! r
lateral or Real Estate security.
I'. L MITCHELL, Prcs t. F. C. UESK.MASS, ViVe I'rcs t. J. M . UCFoI.it. .
1. L. Mitchell, F. C. Denkirann, John Crubaiirh. Phil Mitchell. II, V. H ill. I. -
E. V. Hurst, J. M. Iluford, John Vulk.
Jackson k Hciis-t. Solicitors.
Hpan business July 8, 1S9.1, and occupy tho eoutheaet corner of Mitchell i Ljr.d-'s i ,
'CeleDflone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
Manufacturer of all ktnde of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Oent'a Fine Shoea a epocialty. Rervlrin?6,one neatly and promptly.
A share of jonr patronage ref pectfnlly solicited.
1618 Second A.Yenu. Rock Island, 111
R G. Hudson. M. J. Parker.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimate!
furnished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth st. Rock Island.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Al" kinds of brass, bronae and aluminum bronze casting, all shade? and u rn; ere Mi
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
Shot iKD OricE At First avonne. rear Ferry landing. - KCCK teLAND.
J. MAGER, Proprietor
Opera Ho use Balooi
GEORGE SCHATEK, Proprietor.
101 Second Ayenne, Corner of Sixteenth Street, Opposite Harper-? Tin s::i
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Free Lnnch Every Day
Sandwiches Fnm'.sr.eii on tr:ort Nct'.Ci
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by buying yonr Crockery, Glassware. Cut
lery, Tinware, Woodware, and Brushes, at the Old ai
Reliable 5 and 10 Cents Store.
JffRS. C, ailTSCH'S. 1314 Thlrrj a v.
J. Tfl CHRISTY,
MAIOFACTDHEB OF CRACKERS 1S3 tittiTJ
Ask Yonr Grocer for Them.
.The Christy "Otstbb" and Christy "Wro-
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor ana Builder,
1121 lKOreurth avenue. Residence 1119 Foorth .venae. .,nt,'tiWe
Plans and specifications f nrnlshed on all classes o work ; ale o "Jor:WUIer 1 '
b'ldin Bl.nds,Bometning new, Btylisn and iesirabie.
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