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THE S, TIIUltSDAV, JUNE 22, 1893.
Published Daily and Weekly at 16J4 Second
Avenue. Kock Island, III.
J. W. Potter.
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STATU OF ILLINOIS. I
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ing duly iwcrn, upon their oaihs eay. that they
have obtained 150 additional subscriber for Thb
Daily Akik'S within a period of three days.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th
day of Juno. A D.,l3.
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Thi ksiay, Ji'XE 22, 1893.
Cablegrams go from the city of
Mexico to London in 15 minutes, anil
from South America to London via
Galveston, Texas, in 60 minutes.
The American rille of the future is
to be the Kra-Jorjrensen, a foreign
invention. American inventors of
small arms are not satisfied about it.
Peokia Journal: The prosecution
in the Borden case appears to have
been knocked out by the hammers
and axes they themselves introduced
into the trial.
Neetlofa Drniornlir .1 mil clary.
St. Panl Globe.
There is ample justilication in the
opinion handed down by Judge
Woods in the Sunday-closing case
for the recent remarks of the Globe
on the necessity of democratizing
the judiciary; that is, of putting men
on the benches of the federal courts
and the state courts of last resort
whose concept of the purpose and
scope of government is democratic,
and federalistic or paternalistic. It
is impossible that a man who be
lieves tliat a government is created for
the purpose of regulating any and all
of the affairs of men to which it may
at any time see lit to address its
power will not, when the question
comes up involving a dispute as to
the scope of the jurisdiction of the
state or nation, lean unconsciously
to the side of the state or nation.
Ratting the Iry Bones.
Gov. McKinley is now considered
clearly launched for the republican
presidential nomination in 18i6. The
republican press throughout the
country so accepts and heralds his
renomfnation in Ohio, commenting
with approval upon his speech and
upon the resolutions passed by the
convention which nominated him.
The governor today is certainly the
most conspicuous aspirant for the
leadership of his party three years
hence, and the tone of the party or
gans since the Ohio convention indi
cates that they look upon the action
of that body a"s the best step which
the republicans could have made
toward the next eontest for national
supremacy. They are' pointing to
Ohio as "the "central state of the
Union.' "a representative state,'
and as "the. key to many a national
battlefield." They are proclaiming
the action of the Ohio republicans as
the augury and assurence of the
party's victorious light for restora
tion to power.
And vet the speech of Gov. MeKin
lev anil the resolutions of the conven
tion were nothing more than the rat
tle of the dry bones of Bourbonism.
There was nothing in them upon
which the people of this country have
not twice, pronounced their verdict
in unmistakable tones, while upon
the one live question now before the
public that of the repeal of the
Sherman silver act both the conven
tion and Gov. McKinley were as dumb
as doughfaces. It is" true, that the
governor did ask why President
Cleveland did not call "congress to
gether to repeal the Sherman act,
"if. as thetdministration boldly pro
claims, our financial distress i occa
sioned by the silver purchase law,"'
but the governor is very careful to
express no opinion as to whether.our
financial distress is occasioned by
that law. The piatform pronounces
in favor of 'hoBst money." as the
platform of yvery party pronounces,
but it has nothing to say as to wheth
er the Sherman law is conducive to
honest money, or whether it should
be repealed or continued.
There is not in Maj. McKinley's en
tire speech or in the platfrom on
which he stands one word to show
whether he and the republicans of
this ''central state of the union" are
for or against the repeal of the Sher
man law. We have, therefore, the
inspiring spectacle of the republicans
leading out their first and most
prominent candidate for" the presi
dency, and sou ndirijM heir national
keynote" witUotjtaleigning to no
tice the question :iin which the
people are most interested just now.
'. No one know today. Unless Gov. Mc
Kinley has told him confidentially,
what Is that gentleman attitude to
ward the financial situation. It has
not been long since he voted for free
coinage of silver. He was one of the
most ardent champions the Sherman
silver act had in the Fifty-first con
gress. He enthusiastically promised
that it would solve the problem of
bimetal! sm, bring the.silver dollar to
an actual parity with the gold dol
lar and insure free coinage.
This act had hardly become
a law before the Ohio republicans
in their state convention "fully ap
proved the wise action of the repub
lican members of both houses of con
grass" in passing it. A year later
they again "indorsed the coinage act
of the last republican congress, by
which the entire production of the
silver mines of the United States is
added to the currency of the coun
try." And yet today, when they de
clare that the country is suffering
from unusual financial depression;
when they know that large element
of both parties openly charge that
the silver act is responsible for that
depression, and when the act itself is
upon everybody's tongue, the upper
most topic of interest in both politi
cal and business circles, their candi
date for the presidency is put forward
without a word either from him or
his sponsors to show whether they
are for or against the continuance of
Do the republicans who are "point
ing with pride" to Ohio and her fa
vorite son expect to dodge back into
A Girl Who II aa a Brother.
The trirl who has a brother knows more
than her share. If oho could divide her
knowledge with the brotherless damsels
about her, what a startling light would
fall upon some of onr supposed paragons of
masculinity 1 But she will never do it. Fra
ternal ties forbid. If she can make you be
lieva her brother is perfection, she is going
to do it every time, and her conscience doea
not seem to give her any trouble either.
Still she goes on knowing, none the less. It
would be hard to estimate how much fihe
She knows, for instance, just how many
photographs are tucked in around the edge
of the mirror in her brother's room; she
knows how they grow dingy and old and
their edges turn over and corners break off,
as they are moved from place to place to
make room for new faces; how ait they are
in time to become cracked across the nose
or through the eyes, and how soon after
this they find their graves in the waste
basket or the fire.
Vhen a man razes soulfullv at her latest
picture and softly asks if he may have H,
she sometimes feels a weak desire to say he
may until she remembers what she knows.
She knows thitt her brother lelieves that ev
ery girl is secretly flattered by a request for
her photograph, and that whether she gives
It readily or refuses it altogether a man
can alwavs get it if he only perseveres in
seeming anxious long enough. She remem
bers his saying that "lots of fellows made
a point of getting pictures of all the girls
they could just for fun."
And the result is that she keeps her like
ness for her relatives and feminine friends.
It is hard just at the time, but five years
later she is seldom sorry. Chicago News-Kecord.
"The Uorse Is My Heriot, JU'tm!"
Bv a case lefore the law courts on Satur
day it was proved that, however civilized
the present generation may consider itself,
the ties which bind it to the dark ages are
still strong and recognized by our system
of jurisprudence. Mr. Barrett is lord of the
manor of Wintcrshall. near Godalming,
and he claimed from Mrs. Phillips, tenant,
a "heriot," which he said was, bus due on
account of her husband s death.
A 4heriot,, was an ancient Anglo-Saxon
tax levied for the purpose of carrying on
war, which in later times became a pay
ment on the accession of an beir to property
In a manor, to enable the lord to equip vas
sals for his own retinue and for the service
Cf the king if necessary. England is not at
war just now- there is not even a cloud on
the horizon of peace, and even if the last
man of the reserves was about to be sum
moned to the front it is hardly likely that
Mr. Barrett's "heriot" would be placed at
the disposal of the war office.
The lord of the manor must be an ad
mirer of the cavalry service. At all events
when Mr. Fhillips died he insisted upon
neizing the best horse on the land, valued
at M. Mrs. Phillips strongly objected,
but the lord of the manor was firm. "The
horse is my heriot, "ma'am," he said. So
the case came before the queen's bench and
was settled by Mrs. Phillips keeping the
horse, but imying as a war tax to Mr. Bar
rett the sum of no "he riots" to he ex
acted for the land in future. London Tele
graph. TU-llc-ves In Cremation.
Josiah Quincy, the assistant secretary of
state, is a strong licliever in cremation as a
means of disposing of the human dead.
"The principal objection to cremation to
day," he said recently, "apjKMirs to be a
sentimental one, but it has always seemed
to me that the sentiment which led the
ancients to pnictice cremation was a much
more true one than that which leads mod
erns to practice burial, and the jx-rfwton
of the means of cremation, which modern
science has placed at our command, makes
the case still stron-rer against our crude and
unnatural method of burial.
"Conservatism clings with tenfold force
to btirial cutoms, but those at present in
vogue must sometime give way to crema
tion, arid the wmmT this can 1? brouyht
atxmt the Ix-tt-er it will le for the living.
It is only by ignoring the point of view that
the grave digger gives us so forcibly in
'Hamlet' that modern sentiment looks
upon burial im more agreeable t hiui crema
tion, but the highest religious feelings as
well as t.l:e. truest, science seem to me to
favor the l.-iti.r." There is much to Ik- said
in support ( 1' this view, though Mr. Quincy
apparent ly overlooks the fact t hat the burn
ing of bodies i.-i us horrible to many persons
as burying can le to others. New York
How a Millionaire Learned to Smoke.
Envying his friends the happiness they
found in their cigars, John Atkinson, the
millionaire contractor, decided to learn to
smoke some weeks ngo. First he tried
5-cent cigars. They not only gave him th
small boy desire of "I wish I hadn't done
it," but his utter inability to handle them
with any degree of familiarity was a source
of constant annoyance. At the suggestion
of one of his friends he selected the mildest
brands that could be bought for 12 cents
each, and with a firm determination to
learn from experience wherein a cigar con
tained joy he stuck to them for several
days, each making him more sick than the
The dime variety next attracted his at
tention, with no better results, but with
the S-cent article he fared far better. There
was not enough tobacco in them to make
him sick, and a bad cold delivered him from
the odor. Having learned to enjoy a 3-cent
cigar, be tried one for a nickel, and from
week to week graduated upward again,
until be has at last educated his system up
to the 25-cent cigars he presents to his ac
quaintances upon the slightest provocation.
WHY HE DISLIKED HAM.
O Was Surfeited With It During the
"If there is one thing on earth that
I can't eat it's, ham," said Charles A.
Morton of Pittsburg;. "And I used to
be a great lover of it, too. I'll tell
you how I came to take such a dislike
to it- It was during the Johnstown
flood excitement. I was in the news
paper business at the time, and. with
the other boys, I ws sent up there.
For the first couple of days, when
there was nothing to eat, it was pretty
tough, and we all swore to eat every
thing; we could lay our hands on if we
ever came within the sight of food
"Well, the first day the relief train
got up there it was laden with ham
sandwiches, and the way we put them
out of sight was a caution. You'd see
a man coming away from the train
with a sandwich in each hand and
another in his pocket. The next day
it was the same way.
"On the third day the ham sand
wiches began to pall a little, and on
the fourth they had become absolutely
tiresome. We had had more of it
than we could stand. Still., we must
cat, and there was nothing else to eat,
and we had to stuff the ham into us.
It got so that it was an awful dose,
and many of us went without ham
sandwiches until we got so hungry
that we were counselled to eat. When
we got away from Johnstown and got
to where we could, eat something we
thanked God sincerely. Since that
time I have never been able to compel
myself to eat a ham sandwich, and I
think the sight of one would sicken
me. There is such a thing, you know,
9 being surfeited even with food."
THE GROWTH OF AN OYSTER.
Kaeh Overlapping ijiyer of Shell Means
a Year of Age.
The oyster at the commencement of
its career is so small that 2,000,0JO
would only occupy a square inch. In
six months each individual oyster is
large enough to cover half a crown,
and in twelve months a crown piece.
The oyster is its ovn architect, and
the shelf grows as the fish inside
grows, being never to small.
It also bears its age upon its back,
and it is as easy to tell the age of an
oyster by looking at its shell as it is
that of horses by looking at their
teeth. Everyone who has handled an
oyster shell must have noticed the
successive layers overlapping each
other. These are technically termed
shots, and each one marks a year's
growth so that by counting them the
age of the oyster can be determined.
Up to the time of its maturity that
is, when four years of age the shots
are regular and successive, but after
that time they become irregular and
are piled one upon another, so that the
shell becomes bulky and thickened.
Fossil oysters have; been seen of which
each shell was nine inches thick,
whence they may be guessed to be
more than 900 years old.
One to two million oysters are pro
duced from a single parent, and their
scarcity is accounted for by the fact
that man is not the only oyster-eating
animal The starfish loves the oyster
and preys upon it unceasingly. A va
riety of wheik is also very fond of
young oysters, to get at which he
bores right through the shell and 6ucks
the fish up through the hole thus made.
A WORK ROOM.
NO BABY TALK.
Every Doom Should Ildve Such an Apart
men In It.
No matter how large or how small
your house may be, there 6hould be
one room set apart for a sewing room
where all appliances for work should
be kept, and which may be shut
against all of the outside world.
If ever such a room is appreciated it
is when the dressmaker comes on her
half yearly or quarterly visit, and
where together you plan and work
without danger of interruption.
The room need not necessarily be
large, but it should be light and sun
ny, and should have a large closet, fit
ted with plenty of roomy drawers. If
there is a carpet on the floor, cover it
with linen, so that the threads and
scraps may be easily gathered up.
Place the sewing machine to the right
of the window, ami have a good-sized
table upon which c lit ting may be done.
Have low, comfortable chairs, and a
big family work basket. The darning
bag and all the conveniences for work
should be kept in this room, and not
bo allowed to overflow in any other
part of the house.
In this way all evidence of labor will
be kept out of sight of the men of the
family, who are not over and above
fond of seeing too much of the do
Once such a room is established, yon
will wonder how you ever got along
with out it, and the positive luxury it
affords you will more than repay yon
for what trouble and expense you may
have hail in fitting it up.
Ilia Father Not a Worker.
In one of the grammar schools in
New York is a boy who has a great ad
miration for his father. His father's
word is law to him, though he Lays
not the slightest attention to anything
that his mother may say. This bright
young one was very much disgusted
by the question put to him by his
teacher when he first entered the
grammar school. After giving his
name to the teacher he was asked:
"What is your father's occupation?"
"Wot's that?" was his reply, in a
"What is your father's business?
What does he do?"
"Do? Why he don't do nuthin'. He
just bosses, see?" the boy answered in
a most aggravated way.
The boy's father is a foreman in
Superintendent Brennan's street clean
ing; department, and his son had seen
him directing the men under him and
so considered it an insult that any one
should suppose that his father worked
like ordinary mortals.
A stuttering man afforded 8- W.
Tracy, of Ogden. L'tah-. a subject lor
a lecture lately. "I was once a
teacher for stuttering, and J know
that among the many calamities inci
dent to human nature there are few
so distressing as confLi mcd stuttering.
That variety which is attended with
muscular contortions is especially dis
tressing. Persons who have only
occasionally met with cases of defec
tive utterance in general society can
have but a faint idea of the agony of
"Just think of being unable to give
oral expression to your thoughts with
out subjecting yourselves to ridicule,
for it is a fact that while the deaf mute
is pitied, the stutterer is generally
laughed at. Stuttering and stammer
ing are terms that are confounded.
They are not synonymous by any
means. Stammering is an inability to
properly enunciate certain elementary
speech words; stuttering is a vicious
utterance, manifested by frequent rep
etitions of initial or other elementary
sounds. Both are caused by improp
erly acting muscles of the vocal cords,
soft palate, tongue, cheeks, lips, etc
Some of these muscles are under easy
control of the will.
"Over the muscles of the pharynx,
the soft palate, and at the base of the
tongue, which moves its root upward
and downward, our power is not so
complete, and this causes the affliction.
Stammering children arc often sub
jected to humiliation, or even cruelly
treated. 'You can help it if you will,'
is said to them dozens of times a day,
and they are so afraid to speak that
they become stupid and abashed. One
great cause of defective articulation
is the foolish manner in which chil
dren are talked to by ignorant nurses
and fond mothers. When I hear a
mother say to her child, 'Say tank oo,
to de p'etty lade that's a 'ittle pet,
and so on, it makes my blood boil."
Froof of the Pudding.
Have you humors, causing blotches?
Does your blood run thick and pluirgish?
Are yon drowsy, dull and languid '!
a bad teste in your mouth, and
Is your tongue all furred and coated?
Is jour sleep with bad dreams broken?
Do you feel downheaited, dismal.
Dreading somelliinp, what, you ktowiot?
Then le very sure you're bilious -
Tl at you have a torj"d liver,
ami w hat you ceei' is soinethirc to rouse it anil
n.ake it active enoueh to throw tff the impurities
that clog it; something to invigorate the del i i
tatel system, ar.d he"p all the orgars to ierfcrm
t!ie duties expecKd of them, protrptlv and ei.cr
pi tlcally. That sonuthinij" is Dr. Fiirct's
tiulJ.-n Modioal Discovery, the great Hlotil Puri
fier, which its proprietor have ueli irreat ftilth
in that they guarantee it to cure. If it does not,
y:ur money will be refurded. Tut It will. Buy
i try it. and be convinced of its wonderful pow
r. If the proof of the udding is in the eating,
the i rorf of this remedy is in the takirg.
j Fits All fits stopped free by Dr
! Klins Great Nerve Restorer. No
' tits after the llrst day's use. Marvel
t ous cures. Treaise and $2 trial bot
tie free to lit cases. Send to Dr
Kline, 931 Arch street, Philadelphia
Pa For sale by al! druggists; call
vii i.nrn EVLKSOLE, Protpoct, 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
Ifflicted wi'th headaches and had failed
to find nnv relief. I was recommended
to use Kickapoo Indian Sagwa during
mv last attack and did so. My head
acne stopped, and I have had no returns
of it since. M v headaches came from a
liver and Btomach trouble, and the
Bagwa made its curative effects felt at
once. I cheerfully recommend Kick
npoo Indian Sagwa to all who may be
afflicted, believing it to be the greatest
blessing of the human race.
KICKAPOO INDIAN SACWA.
& f 1 perltottlc, 6 KorfS.
SOLD BY ALL DKCUUISTS AM DEALERS,
LABOR. TIME. MONEY
Cse it your own way.
1 1 is the bett Soap made
Kor V aphiitfc Machine use.
WARHOCK & RALSTON.
Your next weeks washing
I I II I I
Will look whiter, will be cleaner and will
be done, with less la.bor if
SANTA CLAUS SOAP
is used. The clothes will smell sweetcr.ard
will last lonsrer. SANTA CLAUS SOAP is
pure, it cleans but does not injure t-he,
fabric. It does n.ot roughen or thaptht
fjands. M'U'onS u-se.it. Dp You. ?
N.K. FAIR BANK &CCO., Mf rs. CHICAGO.
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
IXCOKPOliATKD I'XDKK THK STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
Kock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday evcnlnps from T to s o'c'. ;
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Persi
lateral or Real Estate security.
P. L. M1TCIIEL , Prce t. F. C. DENK.MANN, Vice Fres-t. J. M . IiUI I!
1. L. Mitchell, F. C. nor.kmann, John Crubsnph. Vhi Mitchell. II. -P. llu'.I. L
E. V. Huret, J. M. Unford, John Volk.
Jackson jc 11i ht, Solicitors.
Began business July 8, 1?90, and ocenpy the fontheaet corner of Mitchell Jt Lynde'
TeleDnone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
Manufacturer of all kind of
BOOTS AND HBOES- -
0ntt Fine 8hoea a pecia!v. Rmlring Gone neatlj and promptly.
A abareof your patronage respectfully aoiicited.
1618 Second A.venu. Rock hland. L
R H. Hudson.
M. J. Pakkkk
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS.
1 kinds of Carperjttrine: promptly attended to. F.8'iiEai-
furbished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. ard eveninth i. Rock ielana.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
A8D ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
A)' kind o' bras?, on nae and aluminum bronze catirg, all ?hade acd tempers 3Ji
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
sboi KD Ofticb At 3S11 Uret aetm. i..t Ferrj lardiiu - KOCK iM AND.
J. MAGEK, Proprietor:
Opera, JESLo use 'Raloor
UORtJE S' I'AFEK, Proprietor.
1601 Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth street.
OppoMte Ear; er Theatre.
he chcicf-st VVir.e. Liquors. Beer . nd Cigars alwavs or. Han:
t ree I .nnch Kret Ilav
nndwiches Ki;m!s' on f rort "ct:
Ktablisled 131 lr.
AlVVAY Br- CHEAPEST.
Save m"iiHv bv buying your Crocker, (ti3bswnic Ou'
lery, Tiwr-. Woodware. aii'1 Brushes, at the i ;d n: c
Reliable fi a'-d 10 Cents Store.
BUS. i.. MXTSCB'S. 1.314 Thi , n
J. IK. CHRISTY,
U1I0FUT0HEI OF CRACKERS 112 c !33
Ask Yonrmeer for Them.
1 h. T tt Beb
I The Christy "omm" and CJ-rs-y "Vtjn-
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
Plans and specifications furnished on all classes o work ; also spent foiJWlller t Fa' 11
6"din Bl!i.df, something nsw, etylicb and desirable.