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THE A i cars. TIItrHSIAY JUNE 29, 1893.
Pablixked Daily ul. Weekly et MM S
Arena, Rock lelaaa, III.
J. V. POTTER,
Tbbms Daily sue per nontn; Wr eeny a .00
par luiai in adTic f t .SO -
All comsanalcations of a critical or ancumenta
tire character, political or religions, mart hare
ral name attached for publication. No snch
atlelet will be printed over Botuloue signature.
Aaojmvoa commanlcatione not noticed.
Correpondftee aoliclted from every townab'p
li Kick Icland conoty..
Tin ksda v, June 29, 1893.
Last wcqJs wheat reached the low
est point known since the war.
Russian crops are very lal ami in
the rest of Europe they are not very
Most American railroads are mak
ing more money now than they did
Fike losses in the United States
and Canada last year aggregated
The wife of the temperance apostle,
cx-Oov. St. John, is now stumping
Kansas for extended woman suffrage.
An argument Mrs. St. John might
urge with effect is that she could
make no worse use of suffrage than
her husband has.
St. Louis Republic: Vice-President
Stevenson entvred Little Uoek
on private business, but was dis
covered and feted. It is impossible
for a man to escape the gratitude of
Sk party which admires his dexterity
in turning up heads in the game
again.-t the republicans.
tjuincy Herald: Those wjld re
publican critics of (Jov. .Alt geld, who
blame him for setting aside the de
cision of the court, should not forget
that Gov. Oglesby set the gait when
lie changed the sentence from death
to imprisonment in the cases of
Fieldcn and Schwab. If it was right
for Oglesbv to save them from the
death penalty, it cannot be very
wrong for Altgcld to -etore them to
liberty after six years in the pen.
ltF.FKKKiNt; to the recent dynamite
outrage at Muscatine, la.. Harper's
Weeklv says: The crime, which
was as dastardly as can ! imagined,
was generally and reasonably charged
to the lhpior sellers. A reward of
$l,0i0 was offered for the detection
of the offenders, but, so far as we are
informed, in vain. The prohibition
ists are naturally very angry, and in
their anirer they denounce all who
oppose prohibition, including Gov.
Itoies. There they make a serious
mistake. The crime was bad enough,
and the guilty, if caught, should
suffer the utmost penalty. But a
man may share the criminal's disap
proval of prohibition without ap
proving his crime. We may concede
what is true that the liquor busi
ness is demoralizing in its tendency,
and the percentage of lawlessness is
far larger among liquor drinkers
than among those who never drink
liquor, but it does not follow that
prohibition is the only, or even the
best, preventive of the crimes to
which liquor drinking tends. Pro
hibition does not always work well.
In some communities it does not
work at all. To recognize these
simple fac'.s does not ipiply sympathy
with cowardly scoundrels who seek
to kill their opponents by blowing
up their houses. There is room for
temperance even in the fight against
A TrrHMc lfabit-
4'W?r6 you ever troubled with the
thought while you walked along some
Ktiwt said Charles Ebert. "that some
how you ought not to step on the cracks
that separate the flagstones or tne pave
ment or the boards of the walk? You
have been th well, then you know.
That is the meanest habit to form.
Cigarette sm6king is bad, and cigars are
expensive and so had alfT. Tobacco
chewing is abominable and drinking is
killing, but the crack dodging habit is
the worst of all. If I could exchange
this miserable feeling that possesses me
when I walk along tho streets for any
ono of those habits providing I didn't
possess all of them already I would do
'I will start out of a morning for a
pleasant stroll, just to see the beauty of
nature, and unconsciously I will begin
to step over all cracks. Then I will ac
cid&mjilly step on one, and all my pros
pective pleasure is gone- simply dis
pelled and driven away by that one mis
erable thought of utter uselessness that
J have stepped on a crack. I have start
el for borne of a nighttime fairly tired
and conscious of duties well done, pur
posing to enjoy a long, sound sleep.
Again I fall into the desire to avoid step
ping on those miserable partition lines.
"If I succeed in avoiding all of them, I
rest beautifully, but if not then I go
home and havo a restless, nervous sleep
in which there is no satisfaction what
ever. Of all tho diabolical mental in
ventions that go to break up a man's
happiness and peace of mind this one
mental 6tatus of avoiding cracks is the
most consummate that any evil genius
could afflict a man with." St. Louis
BRITISH FIRE LADDIES.
Th Appliance .They - Hare
CauM of Fine.
The great city of London had within
itaoorpprate limits in 1891, 4,231,431
persons and about 2,000,000 in terri
tory immediately contiguous; 557,134
is given as the number of brick and
stone buildings in 1891. and the city
has no wooden buildings. The num
ber of fire alarms given in 1891 was
4,164, of which 1,0?9 were false alarms,
243 chimney alarms and 8,892 actual
fires; 2,000 of these fires were confined
to the floors where they originated
and 184 extended beyond such floors,
only six fires extended to adjoining
property and only three extended be
yond adjoining property. The London
fire department consist of forty-seven
land steam fire engines, ninety-five
land manual fire engines, nine
steam fire engines on barges
eight steam tugs 105 hose
carts, thirty-six miles of hose,
with ladders, trucks, fire escapes and
an abundance of alarms, telegraphs,
telephones, etc, to render the service
of its 70ti firemen very efficient. Nine
teen million gallons of water were
used during the year at fires, one-third
of which was taken from the river,
canal and docks. The causes of fires
are curious: Fifty-nine came from air
ing linen, 150 from candles, thirty
nine from children playing with fire
and sixty-two from their playing with
matches; sixty-one were caused by
swinging gas brackets, sixty-nine from
escape of cas, thirty-seven from cur
tains or blinds coming in contact with
lights; 104 qriginated from hot ashes,
290 from spirit lamps (200 of them be
ing from upsetting such lamps); 100
came from sparks of fire and thirty
eight from improperly set stoves.
WALKING IN CIRCLES.
Why Is It That Lost Feople Invariable
The fact that people lost on a desert
or in a forest invariably walk in a cir
cle is due to a slight inequality in the
length of the legs. Careful measure
ments of a series of skeletons have
shown that only ten per cent had the
lower limbs equal in length. thirty-five
per cent had the right limb longer
than the left, while in fifty-five per
cent the left leg was the longer. The
result of one limb tniing longer than
the other will naturally be that a per
son will unconsciously take a longer
step with the longer limb, and conse
quently will trend to the right or to
the left, according ns the left or right
is the longer, unless the tendency to
deviati-: is corrected by the eye.
The left leg being more frequently
the longer, as evidenced by measure
ment of the skeleton, the inclination
should take more frequently to the
right than to the left, and this conclu
sion is quite b.irne out by observations
made on a numlior of persons when
walwing blindfolded. ... Further, on the
measurement of the arms, it is fo.'nd
that in seventy-two per cent the right
arm is longer than the left, while in
twenty-four per cent the left arm is
the longer, showing that a considera
ble majority of persons are right
handed and left-legged. The inequal
ity in the length of tho limb is not con
fined to any particular sex or race, but
seems to be universal in all respects.
Oysters on Treen.
Lyman Belding. the naturalist, has
returned from a long hunting trip in
the vicinity of Murray's camp, Cali
fornia. Speaking about an article
which was published recently con
cerning the clams of Halfmeen
bay, which live in rock, he said;
That's nothing. I've seen oysters
growing on trees. That is not an un
common sight in Lower California
around La Paz bay. A dwarf tree
called the Maugle tre.? grows at the
water's edge. The water is always a
fqpt up on the trunk and at high tide
the tree is covered. Oysters grow on
these trees, and when the tide is out
you can see scores of them on the
Th Health, Food People.
It is hard to follow all the advice
which the health food people are in
the habit of giving. "Be sure and
boil milk and water before drinking
them" is the exclamation of one wing.
"When milk and water are boiled their
most valuably nutritive properties are
destroyed" retorts the other wing.
"Melt butter to the boiling port be
fore eating it," said the London Lan
cet recently, "for there may be more
bacilli in a piece of butter than there
are inhabitants in Europe." "Don't eat
butter that has been cooked, for it is a
deadly poison in the system," earnestly
exclaims a health food journal.
Quail Are Easily Tanietl.
Teter Landin has been in the habit
of throwing out feed near his house
for a Hock of quail. When a late
storm commenced he put the feed
under a box up against the house. The
quail took shelter under the box, when
Mr. Landin took them into his house,
where they enjoyed the warmth to
the full. One remained in the. house
for several days, refusing to go out
and join the others till the storm was
over. These- quail are the special
pets of Mr. Landin, and woe be unto
the person that molests them. He
pets them so they will clean the this
tles from his farm.
. Traced Her in a Dream.
Through a dream, or sort of second
sight. John Russel, a Brooklyn navy
yard employe, is said to have located
and brought to her home 18-year-old
Florence Berry, of 19
Fulman street, Brooklyn. The
girl disappeared from her home a
month ago, after quarrelling with
her mother. No trace of her could be
found till Russel in a dream, saw her
in Newark. Goinx to tho spot he
traced her to New York, found her
and restored her to her home. He
claims to have accomplished many
imilar feats of second sieht.
ALWAYS READY TO SERVE.
Haw Pkllllpa Brooka aayed Maeh Jewelry ,
Whlla Boston's Uig rir Rayed.
During the progress of the big fire
in Boston, Phillips Brooks illustrated
one marked phase in his character,
and one of the grandest phases in the
character of any man or woman the
willingness, the desire to serve, to
help some fellow creature in distress
After seeing his own church on Sum
mit street destroyed Mr. Brooks next
went to the store of Shreve, Crump fc
Low, the well-known jewelers. Their
doors were barred and their shutters
up and no wonder. The store stood
straight in the track of the flames, and
already a large crowd, made up
principally of roughs, had gathered in
the anticipation of a chance to plunder
and loot. Through this crowd Dr.
Brooks made his way straight to the
closed doors. His vigorous pounding
finally gained him admission. Some of
the men at the head of the affairs weroB
friends of his. To them he said: "Gen
tlemen. I am here to do anything for
you in my power. Make any use of
me which is possible." So they loaded
him down with diamonds and valuable
jewelry. They filled his pockets, his
hat, even his shoes. Again the door
was unbarred and out through that
crowd of roughs talked Phillips
Brooks, carrying on his person valua
bles worth thousands of.dollars. The
act must have been suspected by the
roughs, yet not a hand was put out to
strike or even to touch him. Towering
above them all, he inspired a respect
or fear which proved a perfect pro
tection. His magnificent courage,
which did not know what fear was,
enabled him to discharge his trust and
leave the valuables in a place of
The Kills for New York' fashionable
Ianco4 Are Knormou..
Since the first ball of the Patriarchs,
arranged by Ward McAllister in 1S72,
those "American aristocrats" have ex
pended for their annual entertain
ments of the beau monde nearly S400,
OOO. The average cost of a Patriarch
ball is about 15.125, which means an
assessment of S125 for each ball from
each of the Patriarchs. Usually there
have been but two dances each year,
but this season the Patriarchs will
amuse polite society with three dances,
the expe nse of which will make short
work of 520,000.
Bradley Martiu is very free with his
money when a social entertainment is
on hand. It may not have occurred to
any of the guests at liraJIey Martin's
dinner at Djlmonico's two years aio
that the affair cost the host over Ss.i 00.
But Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Martin en
tertain more elaborately in London
during the season there than on this
side of the Atlantic. About ?10.H):i is
the average price of a Bradley M.;rtin
dinner-dance in London. A conserva
tive prediction has been made that if
Miss Martin is to b married to Lord
Craven in New York. S 25, 000 will barely
cover the expenses of the wedding.
The most expensive dance ever given
in New York was the New Year's ball
of 1S90 in the Metropolitan opera
house. The floral decorations of tho
auditorium were on such a scale as to
actually give an air of coziness to the
great interior. When the exccvVive
committee of the ball camo to foot up
the expenses they found that $14,895.19
was the actual cost of tho "diversion
for a few hours.
He Was Ilia Onrn Grandfather.
Of all genealogical curiosities tho
one set forth below is probably the
oddest a singular piece of r -asoning
to prove that a man may be his own
grandfather! Here it is: There was a
widow (Anne) and her daughter (Jane)
and a man (George) and his son
(Henry). This widow married the
son and the daughter married the
father. The widow, was, therefore,
mother-(in-law) to her husband's
father and grandmother to her own
husband. By this baaband she had a
son (David), to whom she was, of
course, great-grandmother. New, the
son of a great grandmother must be a
grandfather or grandune to the per
son to whom, his mother was or is
great -grandmother; but, in this in
stance, Anne was great-grandmother
to him (David), therefore David could
not be other than his own grandfather.
How the Crane Punished Ufa Teaser.
There was once a crane in the zoo
logical gardens that taught an impu
dent sparrow a lesson in good manners.
The sparrow kept on teasing the crane
while the latter was at dinner. No
one likes to be annoyed during a meal,
and we cannot be surprised that the
big bird took a cruel revenge. Pre
tending to take no notice of the spar
row, tho crane allowed it Vi come
within striking range, and all of a
-sudden drove its beak into it. Failing
to kill the little thing, however, the
passionate crane then held it below
the water in its tanft, and but for the
keeper (who managed to rescue it),
the sparrow would have been drowned.
Welcome to Try It.
A runaway darkey, before the war,
was on his way to Canada, and was
met by a countryman, who questioned
him as to the treatment he had re
ceived at the hands of his master.
"Didn't you have enough to eat?" the
countryman . asked. "Yes." "And
enough to wear?" "Yes." "And a
warm place to sleep?"' "Y "Then
what did you run away for?" "Say,
boss," the darkey replied, "if you
think you'd like the place, it's open
That Would He suitable.
"Why, the parlor is quite dark!" said
Mrs. Bunting as she entered the room
where her daughter and young Mr.
Sparks were sitting.
"Yes, mamma, but I am just going
so play some light music," replied
Miss Bunting as she left the sofa and
curried toward the piano. , ;
I HAT WEARING IN CHURCH.
TParltana Unjustly Accused c Beg-lnnlag
On November 7, 1661, Mr. Samuel
Pepys went to church and duly noted
the fact in his diary, adding, with ref
erence to the sermon that he heard "a
simple fellow upon the praise of
church musique, and exclaiming
against men wearing their hats in the
Throughout the seventeenth cen
tury this wearing of head-gear by men
in church was a much-vexed question.
The evidence on the subject is rather
conflicting, but it would seem to have
been largely tha practice for men to
remain uncovered throughout the
church service. Out to put their hats
on during the sermon.
The Puritans have often been
charged with the introduction of this
custom, but there is little doubt that
it was in vogue bifore the name
'Puritan" was heard of. Early in the
seventeenth century many of the clergy
began to attack the custom and to
plea or a more reverent and becom
ing behavior in church.
Dr. Donne, dean of St Paul's, when
preaching at St. Dunstan's spoke very
strongly on the subject and hinted
that if the offenders would not listen
to his admonitions other measures
might be resorted to.
"I presume," he said, "that no man
will misinterpret this that I say here
now; nor, if this may not prevail, mis
interpret the service of our officers, if
their continuing in this unreverent
manner give our officers occasion to
warn them of that personally in the
place, whensoever they see them stray
into the uncomely negligence."
A Sad Awakening!
"When in the i.-irk, on thy s It hand I him;;.
Anil heard the. tempi in; t-yren of thy t'lnirc
What tlaini -win: aatte-what snsrnifh I en
dured. But whetith: ciiulle en'cred ? nar enn d !"
stitch complexion a o manycfoiir joun
ladies t Oics i!nlT, p'mp'y, and covered witU
fo.-is and hltirkfirails, i- month to cool tin ardor
of t lie warmest lever. To ne'j jonng l.nl ca we
would ray. that joti can never have a soft, fair,
tniooth, attra tiv. , kU.'alile complexion, un'css
jour blood is hen'tlw and pure, f.r the condition
if the blood decides tne complexion . Dr.
Pierxe's fiotoen Medical P:scovery will purify
your blood, tone up jonr $tcm, and drive awar
ih s diMieM-ii-i; headache ami backaches. fr.m
v ii uh you sutler peri Miioti'v. ami pive you a
compl- xicn a lily ir lore leaf mi.ht envy.
Firs All Ills stopped free by Dr
Kline's (Ireat Nerxe llestorer. No
tits after the llrst day's use. Marvel
ous cures. Trcaiseand l' trial bot
tie free to lit cases. Send to lr
Kline, UU Arch street, Philadelphia
Pa For sale by al! druists; call
rick IToaJache and relieve all the tronblea Inef
rient to a bilioua state of the aystom, nuch. ma
Vizzincsa, Nausea, DrowplnesB. Distress aftet
rating, fain In the Bido, c While their meet
reinaxkaWe succeea has been shown in curing
ReaaaebO. yet Carter's little Liver PfQs am
equally Taluablo in Constipation, curing and pro
Venting thisannoyirjRConjploint. -while tiey also
liver and regulate the bowels. ven if they only
Artiatney woald bealmoatprioeleasto thoas wM
suffer from this distressing complaint; but fortu
. nately theiraoodnflaadoeanotendh.'e.aiid those
whaonce try them will And these litUe pills valu
able in ao iany ways that they wiU not be wll
)ing to do without them. But after aliaick heac
f Is the bane of so many Urea that here Is where
liremakeonrgreeiboaat. Oar pills cure it whlla
cithers do not.
Carter's Little Liver Pills are very small and
very easy to take. One or two pills makes dose.
They are strictly vegetable and do nos gripe or
purge, but by their gentle action please all who
Use them. In vialsat 25 cents ; flvef-r$l. Sold
by druggists everywhere, or sent by l ,ail.
CARTER afttXICIKIE CO.. K.-w York.
SMJlUPIft SV'AM OOSF ?' PRICE
Wholesale Deader and Importer of
Wines and Liquors.
1G1G -id 1618 Third Av
(Succeseor to n. WEXDT.)
Merchant -:- Tailor,
119 Eighteenth Street.
5TFit and Workmanship Guar
anteed the Best.
Cleaning and Repairing Done.
J. T. OTXOTSr
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
lNCM:roKATKI 1N1)K! THE STATU LAW.
IIuck Islan'u. III.
Open dailv from 9 a. m. to S p. m.. ami Saturday evcntif; froti 7 t s nv: c .
Five ptr cent Interest paid on Deposits. Motley loaned o:i Persona: rr
lateral or Real Estate security.
P. L. X1TCIIELL, I'n s t. F. ( DKXK M ANN, Vi. e Pr. s"t . .1 . M .. i'.r K "i: I. ' -
I. L. M'tche'l, F. ('. Iiciikrrniin, John ('rub .cell. Phil Vtiti-1 - I. li. p. li I. v ,
K. W. HiirM, .1. V. Iti:forii, .I"hn Vuik.
Jai'KSOS A IlritT-T, S i:n:tirsi.
1'ejran business .Tnly 8, 1-0.1, ant occupy the soulfocaft comi-roT Mitcho'l .V- I.ttuVs r.t w ..
CONRAD vOHNSID; ;
VoienooDfi 1098. 231 Twe.-er.h f-T.
Manufacturer of all birds of
BOOTS ANP SBOEb
Gent' Fine Shoes a special!.?. Tt?niriniro.one neatly and promptly.
A share of jour patronage respectfully solicited.
1818 8econd Aventi. Rcvck Im V
R ii. Hudson. M. J. Parker.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
all kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimate
fnrmshed when desired.
8hop cor. First ave. and Seventeenth st. Rock Island.
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
AP kinds of brass, bronze and aluminum bronze casting, all shade and temere Mai
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
Shot D Orfin-At 1811 First avenue, near Ferry iacdim.', - KOCK lt-LASD
J. MAGEK, Proprietor:
OjpGir&i. JEEo Baloor
UEORHE SCIUFEK, Proprietor.
1601 Second Avenne, Corner of Sixteenth Street, Ojipofite Harrer's Theatre.
i he choicest Wine. Liquors, Beer and Cigars always on Hsnc
Free I.nnch Ever Dav
E-tab'.ishcd 1ES0 ISMS.
ALWAYS IMF CHEAPEST.
Save monej bv buying yonr Crockery, filssware, Cu -lery,
Tinwar. Woodware. and Brushes, at the Old m
Reliable 5 a" 10 Cents Stor.
MHS. C, SIITSRH'S. t3J4 -"hlrd AVf
JT. lIa CHRISTY,
C. J. W.
1U1 1123 Fourth avenue,
flans and rpedfications rnrnlHbea on su
1706 Second Aven
Handwlcben Fiirn'- on sl ort 'ot:.
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