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THE A J JG US. MONDA lr, JUNE 19, 1893.
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Aooymona eommnnicationa not noticed.
Correspondence eoliclted from every township
Is Kock Island county.
Monday, Jitne 19, 1893.
TnEODOKE Huston, of Macomb,
United States consul to Paso Del
Norte, Mexico, has departed for his
field of duty. Mr. Huston's health
is not good, but it is hoped the change
of climate may prove beneficial.
Minneapolis Lumberman: Comp
troller of the Currency Eckles seems
to be taking a very sensible view of
the banking trobles, and has, with a
iew to bringing more closely home
to bank directors their resposibility,
had a circular prepared defining the
provisions of the law in regard to the
duties and obligations of bank direc
tors. A copy of this circular will be
sent to the directors of new banks.
It might be a good idea, however, if
copies should be sent to the directors
of many existing banks just at the
Oar American Ways.
The American people are peculiar
about some things. An ex-president
of the -United States visited the
World's fair the past week and Mas
n the grounds before one person in
a thousand in all Chicago knew he
was even expected. The same week
a member of one of the royal families
of Europe stirred not only the great
city, but the entire nation from end
to end, by her presence, and there
was a perfect scramble to get so
much as a glanee at her. The ex
amples cited present tl.e two ex
tremes of American simplicity, and
while The Akgis does not deprecate
the idea of paying suitable and
proper respect to the representatives
of foreign governments in this Col
umbian year, or at any other time,
it thinks such honiageTnay be carried
too far, and after all prides itself that
there is nothing that quite approach
es the dignity of the representa
tive American citizen to be found in
no higher sphere than one who has
been elevated to;the presidency of
the United States.
And apropos of this subject of the
Spanish princess. the Chicago
Tribune says some unkind tilings
about Eulalia. She is accused of ex
hibiting a demeanor the reverse of
gracious when on exhibition in Chi
cago, to which the Quincy Herald
replies: "There may have been
some justification for her condnet in
the disgust that the toadyism of so.
ciety leaders in that city would cre
ate in any sane and sensible mind.
The princess does not possess the
lineage or individual traits of char
acter which justifies the homage
which certain socially presumptuous
Americans have bestowed upon her.
Eulalia may not be justly blamed
for her mother's faults, but the no
torious disrepute of Isabella II.,
gross and indefensible, would sug
gest that her daughter was not by
birth the most fit object of the social
adulation of American ladies and
gentlemen. The fawning attentions
bestowed upon the Spanish princess
bv society leaders of this country
bears evidence of a longing for titled
associations that ill become citizen
ship in the great American republic
How It Work.
Louisville Coirier Journal.
The working of republican "pro
tection to American labor" is gradu
ally becoming very clear to the peo
ple. In the first place a law is passed
giving to privileged classes of manu
facturers the power to impose exor
binant prices without clanger of for
ei"n competition. Then, ostensiblj'
to preserve competition, an anti
trust law is passed. But it is not en
forced. Perhaps it cannot be. At
least, producers combine to limit
production and maintain high prices,
and the officials charged with the
duty of preventing this do nothing
In'order to give color to the pre
text thaffhigh duties are in the inter
est of American workmen a law is
Imssed forbidding the importation of
European pauper labor under con
tract. But this law also is system
atically and successfully evaded. No
officer attempts to use the law to pre
vent the wrong. The senate inves
tigation now in progress here shows
that the "combines" which are or
ganized in defiance of law constantly
import cheap laborers without hin
drance. ' " '
But the taxes nch the consumer
has to piv are enforced relentlessly.
The whole system, from beginning
to end, and in alt its parts, operates
to favor the rich and to oppress the'
THE BLIND SPORTSMAN.
Hfct laooess at Dwek Shooter and em
Amateur Chee Player.
Many stories are- told of the won
derful things done by persons who
have lost the sense of sight, but It
would be hard to find in the common
walks of life a blind person who
could auocessfully compete with Will
lam Hill, a blind farmer of Hamburg,
Conn., in the performance of strange
acts, says the Boston Globe.
Hill is about 84 years old. and
with the exception of being blind, is
in perfect physical condition. He
lost his sight in a strange way when
he was a boy of 16 years. In com
pany with a number of his associates
he was bathing In a mill pond.
A thunderstorm oamo up suddenly.
The bathers did not leave the water.
A flash of lightning came and struck
the water near Hill, who was partial
ly paralyzed by the shock. His com
panions got him ashore and he re
covered, but bis eyesight was af
fected and in a few weeks he became
With the loss of tho senso of sight
his other senses became, more acute,
especially that of hearing, until it
became possible for him to measure
long distances by the sounds that he
When Hill was. 22 years old his
father died, and the work of carrying
on the farm devolved upon him. He
proved himself equal to the task- He
directed the planting of the crops
and ploughed the fields himself.
He developed a talent for woodwork
ing and made many a piece of furni
ture that it would puzzle an accom
plished workman with perfect eyes to
duplicate. He built an ox cart and a
sleigh equal to any ever turned out
by a. prof essional wagonmaker.
Even in his earliest boyhood Hill
was very fond of outdoor sports. For
a time after his sight was destroyed
he was compelled to abandon the
field, but he couldn't long contain
Two years he stood it. Then one
day he surprised his mother by say
ing that he proposed to go up the
meadow brook and see if he couldn't
hook a few trout.
His mother tried to dissuade him
from doing it. but he was determined,
and getting his tackle he started out.
Hill was gone three hours, and
then returned with a string of fine
trout. He was elated over his suc
cess, and from that time he has fol
lowed the sport as fearlessly and as
successfully as be did when a boy.
He says that he feels as confident
of himself in a locality with which
ho is familiar as he would if ho could
see all the objects about him. He
seems to bo guided by a sense to
which he was a stranger before he
became blind. . In a strange locality
he is influenced by tho same sense,
but realizes the necessity of being
For sotuo reason tho domestic ani
mals about the farm show a regard
for the mtm that seems like sympa
thy. The sound of his voice brings
them about him and when he goes
into tho field to yoke tho oxen he
calls the animals by name and they
obediently take the place under the
yoke assigned to them.
Perhaps the most wonderful thing
that Hill does is to shoot birds. In
the season for quail and partridge
shooting and duck hunting ho is in
the fields or meadows a good share of
the time, and often alone.
There are extensive hunting
grounds on his farm, and with them
he is very familiar. Partridge and
quail are the birds that he hunts
most successfully. These he always
shoots on the wing, judging the dis
tance and the direction in which they
are flying by the sound they make.
His aim seldom fails him and the
game that falls under his gun is
brought to him by a thoroughly
trained retriever. He frequently
brings home from a day's outing a
string of a dozen birds.
When duck shooting he is accom
panied by other hunters. This sport
is a popular one in the marshes along
the Connecticut river.
The most favorable hour for shoot
ing is at twilight, and on such occa
sions nill is a valuable adjunct -to a
hunting party, for his acute hearing
enables him to announce the ap
proach of a flecK. of Clicks some sec
onds befc-re tiiey are sighted.
In shooting this klr.i of game he is
guided by sound, as in the shooting
of quail and partridge. .
As an amateur checker player he
has never met his match. This game
is a popular one in tho country dis
tricts of Connecticut, and in the
country grocery stores a good many
men can be found who are expert
players. For miles around Hill's
homo his fame has been spread, and
frequently he is challenged by some
player who thinks be is able to do
feat him. .
He has the record of winning every
game played during the past five
years. lie plays the game, slowly.
How Forgrery Wan Irectcl.
The bronze tint used in certain
kinds of red ink is due to "cosine."
a chomical discovered in 1874 by a
German named Caro, and not im
ported into this country until a year
or two later. Knowledge of this fact
exposed a forged will in Jersey City
the other day. The will purported
to have been datedfin 1868. but Law
yer Adams 6howed to Chancellor Mc
Gill's satisfaction that the red ink
employed in the protended testament
had been made from "cosine," which
had not been discovered in 18GS.
, Copied Her Mofltitr.
, Friend of Mamma, to little girl
Lottie, 'if you drink so much tea. you
will be an old maid.
Lottie Oh. I don't believe that at
all, Mr. Harold. Mamma drinks tea,
and she has been married twice, and
she Isn't an old maid yet Harper's
- CHICAGO INTELLECTUAL.
fat Conalna; Tim Whan &he Will De
velop Her Mental Superiority.
There are many indications of an
Intellectual development noa. at hand
that will give to Chicago a. promi
ceaco proportioned to her wealth
and population, i Two causes In par
ticular are going to operate power
fully In bringing about this result,
says the New England Magazine.
Within a very few years Chicago will
be the second, if. not the first, library
center of the country. The public
library, tho Newberry library;, the
Crerar library and the University
library will be four of the largest
and richest collections of books in
tho United States, and their com
bined influence will attract scholars
of all sorts from all directions.
The new university of Chicago, just
opening its doors to tho public, be
gins its caieer with an equipment of
men and means that place it at once
In the front rank of educational in
stitutions and it cannot fail to have a
leavening influence upon the whole
community. It does not seem un
reasonable to think, in view of these
facts, that Chicago, having suf
ficiently astonished the world by her
commercial prosperity, is preparing
a final astonishment in the form of
an intellectual development that will
overshadow her material achieve
ments, until of her, in Mr. Ruskin's
phrase, "it shall not be said, 'see
what manner of stones are here,' but
see what manner of men.'"
A TRIP TO EUROPE.
Rev. M. A. Nordstrom has Words of
Praise for the Scott Medical Insti
t tute Catarrh of. the Nose, Throat
-ltev. M. A. Nordstrom says: "I
am a clergyman residing at Wood
hull, 111., and have frequently
thought I would have to resign my
charge. The 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 grew very weak, had
severe headache, and spots would ap
pear before my eye, mucus dropped
continually into my throat, and,
passing into my stomach, caused dis
tressing pain. I became deaf in
fact so bad 1 could scarcely hear.
"Having been in thi condition for
10 years I i- Being
acfiuainted at the Augnstana co..ege,
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 sav "C URE 1." Af
ter treating in Europe and this coun
try without success, I can say truth
f nil v I am cured, and the physicians
of die 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 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 influences that operate
now in favor of a cure. They should
not put off treatment until nextwin
ter's stormy days, but should pru
dently "mend their roof x while the
sun shines." Now is the time, and
tluropportunity is just what is de
sired for the worst cases. Do not let
it go by, but place yourself under
treatment of the Scott Medical Insti
tute, anil have done for you in the
next month or two what might not
be possible to do until next summer.
HAVE VOL CATAKKII OF THE STOMACH?
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.
EVERY CURABLE DISEASE
221Brady street, Davenport, la.
Ovek Americas Express Co.
SPECIALTIES: Catarrh Eye,
Ear, Nose, Throat, Lungs, Nervous
Diseases, Skin Diseases, Chronic Dis
OFFICE HOURS: 9 toll a. m., 2
to 4 p. m.. 7 to 8 p. m.
On Sundays the office will be crpen
from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
MILDRED EVERSOLE. Prospect, Ohio.
Found no Relief except in Kicka
poo Indian Sagwa, the Greatest
Blessing to Humanity.
Prospect, O., March 19.
For two years I had been more or less
afflicted with headaches and had failed
to find any relief. I was recommended
to use Kickapoo Indian Sagwa during
my last attack and did so. My head
ache stopped, and I have had no returns
of it since. Mr headaches came from a
liver and stomach trouble, and the
Bagwa made its curative effects felt at
once. I cheerfully recommend Kick
apoo Indian Saewa to all who may be
afflicted, believing it to be the greatest
blessing of the human race.
KICKAPOO INDIAN SACWA.
0 $ 1 per Bottle, 6 For 1 5.
SOLD BT ALL DBl'tiGISTS ASD DEALERS.
STATE SAVINGS BANE.
offlceCorcer Fifteenth ttreet and Third Are.
Succeeds the If oline Sarinsrs oaca. Organized 1869
5 Per C1H INTEREST AID OS DEPOSITS.
Organised under State Laws.
Open from a. m. to 3 p a., and Wednesday and
Saturday nights from7 to Spm
Pobtxr Skixitbr, - - President
H. A. ArttswoRTH, - - Vice-President
J. F. Bem-hw.t. - cannier
di r-ctorb :
Porter Skinner. W. W. Wells,
C A. Roue, H. A. Alnsworth,
O. H. Edward, W. H. Adams,
Andrew Kriberjj, O. F. Flemeiiway,
REAL ESTATE LOANS
male for private parties in the rarden
jot of the west by the
Orchard State Bank
of OHCUARD, nebrasea.
E. W. Dart, President.
J. S. Dart Cashier.
Mitchell A Lynde, Bankers.
J. F. Robinson, Cashier Rock Island National
C. C. Carter, V . D.
ienry Dart's Sens, Wholesale 3ro crs.
Wholesale Dealer and Importer of
Wines and Liquors.
ljJIG ami 1618 Third At
Washes everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace curtains a specialty.
No. 172i THIRD ,MTR
A; M. & L. J. PARKER,
Telethon- No 1514
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woo i or prospectus
Your next weeks washing
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Will last longer. SANTA CLAUS SOAP is
pure, it cleans but does not injure irha.
fabric. does ipt roughen orchan tht.
Millions use- it. Do You.,?
N.K. FAIR BANK KCOyMJta. CHICAGO.
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
INCORPORATED UNDER THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
Kock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday evenings from 7 to S o'clock.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Personal col
lateral or Real Estate security.
P. L. MITCUELt , Pres't. F. C. DESKMASS, Vice Pres't. J. M . BCFOKD. Cii;.
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Denkmann, John Crubanch, Phil Mitchell, II. P. Hull. L. S't.-i-K.
W. Hnrst, J. M. Buford, John Volk.
Jackson fc Uchst, Solicitors.
Began business July 8, ls-9 ), and occapy tha aontbeact corner of Mitchell & LyciU-'i r.w b :::d:i;
231 Twentieth street.
A. BLi ACKH ALjXi ,
Manufacturer of all kinds of
r BOOTS AND SHOES
Gont'a Fine Shoes a epecialty, R?niriiiv cone neatly and prompt.
A share of yonr patronage respectfully aciicited.
1618 Second A.venu. Rock Is'.acd, III
R G. Hudson. M. J. Paekzb.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
AH kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimate
s furnished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth st. Rock Island.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK,
Al" kinds of brass, bronze and aluminum bronze casting, all shades and ten, ere 3J
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
SHOr kd Orrici- At lf-ll First avence. near Ferry landing. - kOOK IsLASD.
J. MA GEE, Proprietor:
Opera, 3E2o Saloon
GEORGE St HATER, Proprietor.
101 Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth Street, Opposite Hari er"? Tfceatrt.
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Free Latch Ever? Day
Sandwiches Furn!nei on s: o-t "'c-v.e
ALWAYS THE -CHEAPEST.
Save money bv bnying yonr Crockery, Glassware. Cu'
lery, Tinware, Woodware, and Brashes, at the Old a-i
Reliable 5 a- 10 Cents Stor.
ITSCHS. 4314 "'71'-
I. m GHRISTY,
(,:i!cricn!RE3 gf ceackess m -
Ask Tonr Grocer for Th era.
;The Christy "Otsteii" m Ct.r.rr "
C. J. W. SCHREIWER,
Contractor and Builder,
- . . Ti...j in r.mrth avenne.
I1ZI lliSJ I ourrn avenue, neumjmxui'- . i
Plans and specifications furnished on sll classes o work; also J1?", 'or"W
KiiriiTw m..otn!thiDe naw. stylish and denraoie. .
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