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THE A KGrUS. FRIDAY", JtJKE 30, 1893.
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iRITJAY, JCKE 30, 1898.
Nike-tenths of the property in
terests in Hawaii are desirous of an
nexation to the United States. One-
tenth is loyal to the queen.
An immense deposit of petroleum
has been discovered on the eastern
coast of Siberia. The oil can be
furnished to consumers at 1 cent per
o-allon. This discovery will proba
bly decrease the demand for the
State's Attorney Sterling, of
Blooming-ton. has rendered an opin
ion to the effect that the Turner and
Hibernian halls in that city are no
institutions of- learning: under the
law and, therefore, both those in
stitutions will hereafter be taxed.
At Hamilton. Ont.. 4.000.0(! will
be spent in building electric roads to
connect near by towns. A compain
of capitalists from our eastern cities
nl London, will soon build electri
lines to connect about 20 cities and
big towns in central .Indiana, be
tween Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne.
In talking of electric roads last week,
Westinghonso said, "there is no
more limit to them, than to steam
Cholera Not Framl,
Surgeon General Wyman, of the
Marine hospital service, reports that,
according to his estimate of the prob
abilities,' the chances of escaping a
cholera visitation in the United
States this summer and of not escap
ing are just about even. With the
disease "fairly restricted in Europe,
and preparations made to suspend
immigration in ease of danger, we
certainly are in better shape as re
gards meeting an emergency than
we were last summer. For that
the wisdon of the country deserves
full credit. '
Hut Dr. Wyman is not above giv
ing other credit in this relation
where it is conspicuously due.
Speaking of the disease he says:
Its non-appearance thus far proves
that no germs have lived over the
winter in this country." To any
thoughtful mind the proposition is
full of suggestion. To the excellence
of our local quarantine, which fought
cholera at our very doors in its most
subtle and dangerous form; to the
prompt and efficient action of the
state government, and finally to the
vigilance and zeal of our city's
health department is due the fact
that the germs were not allowed to
obtain a foothold in this country or
permitted to "live over the winter."
Eternal vigilance is the price of
freedom from cholera epidemics.
Had last summer's precautions been
ever so little with half a dozen plague
ships in the bay, it is more than
probable that cholera would have
started, early this summer, from
New York and run its course through
out the country.
These facts were overwhelmingly
acknowledged last fall. They can
not be too well remembered at any
A Keg Womau'i Wonderful Hair.
Hearing: the statement made in Holly
Springs that a remarkable negro woman
freak lived only a few miles from this
town, your correspondent determined to
obtain the facts in the case.
A middle aged negress greeted the visit
or. The woman is quite dark, of a pro
nounced African type of physiognomy,
6 feet 3 inches tall, and in fair health, bat
has never had any children. She wore a
white cotton turban tied about her head
and tacked in at the back to support the
immense weight of her hair. This she re
moved and laid yon the table and un
wound the brai.?jf her wondeiful hair,
which went many times around her head
and dropiH-d upon the floor.
It was indeed an amazing sight. Three
braids almost as thick as a map's arm
close to the head, but tapering to the
thickness of a finger at the ends, closely
plaited and measuring 8 feet C inches,
braided as it is, in length. It looks a
good deal like Spanish moss, but is dark
er, crinkled and grizzled, coarse and al
most repulsive to the touch, suggesting
ghastly stories of the abnormal growth
of hair after death. Mississippi Cor.
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
The Stotnawb and the Tongue.
A bad stomach is a bad thing to own.
It is the source of all the badness in the
world, an able member of the Social
Purity society declares. Drug shops are
full of Btuff s. For good digestion many
of them are best let alone. Fruit Baits
and old fashioned salts are not harmful.
Then there are figs always worth their
weight in gold and tamarinds from In-
dia are fine. They come in tinfoil, like
many of the oriental fruits, and are sold
by fruiterers at 50 or 60 cents a pound.
, No matter what you do, look at your
tongue and keep it red, even if you cant
ieep it still. Lewiston Journal.
CANNING. IN FRANCE.
Lm4 Polaoolna; Said B lai
You should have a law in America,
the same as we have in France, said
T. B. Kirkland of Bordeaux, Franca.
"By our laws such a thing as lead
poisoning in canned goods is an im
possibility. Here it b s very great
"In canning fruits and vegetables in
this country you pursue a very differ
ent plan from the French. Our cans
have but one piece of soldering. That
is on the outside and down the front,
where the can is joined, When the
can is filled a light elastic band is
placed inside. Then the top Is milled
to the can by machinery. It is then
placed in the steam bath and allowed
to cook for twenty minutes or half
an hour, and sometimes as mucn as
forty minutes, according to
the goods. The air escapes through
the elastic bands and pores of the can.
In America the soldering of the can is
all on the inside. When it is filled the
top is soldered on and then it is placed
in the steam bath. Instead of being
allowed to remain" as with us, your
cans are never in the bath over five
minutes. Then the top is punctured
with an awl and the air rushes out.
After the air has escaped the hole in
the top is covered with a drop of hot
solder, which must naturally come in
contact with the goods. Fruits that
are canned with the pits, such as
prunes and cherries, you can buy very
cheap at this time of the year, as they
are very apt to ferment. But they are
not very good as a rule."-
THE GUESTS OF GOD.
From the dust of the weary highway.
From the smart of the sorrow's rod.
Into the royal presence.
They are bidden aa guests of God.
The veil from their eyes is taken:
Sweet mysteries they are shown;
Their doubts and fears are oven
For they know as they are known.
For them there should be rejoicing
And festival array.
As for the bride in her beauty
Whom love hath taken away
Sweet hoars of peaceful waiting
Till the path that we have trod
Shall end at the Father's gateway.
And we are the guests of God.
Mary F. Butts in Youth's Companion.
' ol Method of Photographing an En
An exceedingly interesting English
invention consists of a camera com
bined with a parachute, especially de
signed for obtaining photographs of
fortifications and of the camps of the
enemy, although pictures may alsa be
made for general surveying purposes.
The parachute is snugly folded in a
thin case at the end of a rocket, which
is fired to the required height and
burst open by means of a time fuse.
The explosion sets free the parachute,
which is protected from injury by
means of a casing of asbestos. The
parachute has a numler of thin um
brella ribs, and these are forced out
ward and kept in that position by
means of a strong spiral spring.
From the parachute a camera is sus
pended, and a string held by the oper
ator is attached by a universal joint to
the bottom of the device, for the pur
pose of pulling the parachute back.
The camera is fitted with an instan
taneous shutter, operated by clock
work, so us to give several exposures
at intervals At the back of theWxis
an arrangement by which the plates
can be manipulated the same as clock
work. A swinging motion can be
given the camera by the operator, and
this will enable him to obtain success
ive pictures over a wide area.
The whole arrangement is exceed
ingly ingenious, and if it can be em
ployed practically it marks an import
ant step in the science of modern war
fare. CREMATING GARBAGE. ""T
She Vu Deeply Moved.
It was at the close of one of Paderewslci't
concerts. The pianist hod held his audi
ence spellbound for over two hours. Wom
en had sobbed as that divinenocturne, with
its tender sadness and inexpressible pathos.
throbbed its way into their very souls.
Chopin's wonderful music, with its world
of fueling, had wrung my heartstrinps.
and every one about me seemed moved out
of himself and strung up to an intense
nervous pitch. Then it wus all over at last.
Suddenly, in the crowd surging out 6f
the theater, I caught sight Of a face which
appealed to mo irresistibly, so full was it
f intense yearning, unsatisfied hopes, un
realized ideals. It was a girl's face, sweet,
tender, sad, with an intensity and nervous
force that was accentuated by her musical
temperament now evidently moved to its
utmost by the exquisite music she had just
heard. There was soul behind those great,
brown eyes, intellectual power in the brosd
brow and a wonderful play of feeling
around that tender, sensitive mouth.
I could not hear what she was saying to
her companion, but her gestures and the
different expressions that played over her
mobile face fascinated me. As we reached
the last exit the crowd moved me close to
her. Her voice was worthy of her face. Ii
was low, soft and full of feeling, hut I
strai ncil my ears to hear what she was say
ing. Something about the music, I vra.
sure, she was so earnest over it. I got
closer to her. We were utmost out now. A
moment more and it would lie too late, and
I was so curious, so anxious to hear just a
little of what she was saying. I did. I
heard one sentence, just one.
The words c-jime clearly and with much
emphasis. "Well, his hair gives me a swift
paiu." Chicago News-llecord.
How the Work Is Done in New England
The consumption of garbage by cre
mation has been begun in quite a num
ber of places in this country, and the
one which is an object lesson to our
other cities is the dbuble-fire system
now in use in Lowell and in other parts
of the country. This crematory is a
brick structure, forty feet long, ten
feet wide and twelve feet high, with a
stack seventy-five feet in height. The
top of the furnace is reached by a plat
form, and the garbage is collected in
carts and dumped down the slopes into
the feed holes in the top of the
furnace. After the furnace has been
charged, two fires are lighted. The
flames pass from the first fire to the
garbage piled on the grates, and the
gases and smoke attending the com
bustion then pass to the seeond fire,
where they are consumed. All the
products of the burning of the garbage
must pass through one of these fires!
We have not room for detailing sriow
this system is managed, but the re
sults are such that it works success
fully wherever it has been tried, and
its adoption in many of our large cities
is, apparently, only a question of time.
A Sad Awakening!
"When in the dark, on thy soft bund I hung.
And heard the tempting cyren of thy tonge
What flamee what daitu what anguish I
But when the cand'e entered 1 wan cured!'"
Such complexion ns ao many of our young
lilies i osaenf dull, pimply, aud covered with
sores and blackheads, i? enouch to cool the ardor
of the warmest lover. To fiie'j younglmlira we
would ray, that you can never have a volt, fair,
emooth, attractive , kiscalilc complexion, orTea
your blood is healthy and pure, for the condition
of the blood decides the complexion. Dr.
I'ierce's Golden Medical Discovery will purify
your blood, tone up yonr system, auddrtve away
those distressing headaches and backaches, from
which you suffer periodically, and give jou n
complexion a lily or rote leaf mii.'ht envy,
I was troubled with catarrh for
seven years previous to coninu'iicinj;
the use of Ely's Cream 15alm. It has
done for me what other so-called
c ures have failed to do cured me.
The effect of the Halm seemed mag
ical. Clarence L. HufT. ltiddt-ford.
After trying many remedies for ca
tarrh during the past 12 years. I
tried Kly's Cream lialm with com
plete Mtrofss. It is over one year
since I stopjied using it, and have
had no return of catarrh. I recom
mend it to all my friends. Milton
T Palm. Reading Pa
Fits All fits stopped free by I)r
Kline's Great Nerve Kestorer. No
fits after the first day's use. Marvel
ous cures. Treaise and $2 trial bot
tie free to fit cases. Send to Dr
Kline, 931 Arch street, Philadelphia
Pa For sale by all druggists: call
makes no difference what kind. Using
creasy and inferior soaps is one road
jfo premature decay sore hands
sore hearts clothes never clean.
Not so when
"In my dealings with reporters I
have had only one experience with the
newspaper death watch, said Chaun-
cey Jil. IJepew. "A coupie oi vears
ago I was laid up for a week; I was
not . very sick, but in some way it got
rumored about that I was dying. At
11:30 o'clock at night the Telephone in
my nouse rang, l was up anu an
swered the call. 'Is this Mr. DepewTs
house? was asked. 'Yes,' I replied.
Is he dead?' 'Xa' 'Is he going to die
to-night?' 'I don't think so.' 'Thinks;
good night.' Good night.'
Difference in Americans.
A member of the diplomatic corps
apparently holds an opinion of Ameri
cans which will hardly be indorsed by
the most insignificant of this great
nation. When asked by a newly ar
rived foreigner, anxious ',o gauge the
social status of some one to whom be
had been introduced, if there was any
difference in Americans, the diplomat
replied: "Oh, yes some are rich and
some are not. t
The Bine Sky.
The blue color of the sky is probably
merely the color of the air, seen
through the length of about forty-five
miles. It has been observed by those
who have ascended about five miles
above the earth's surface that the sky
appears of a dark, inky hue, owing to
the very small reflection and disper
sion of the light, while the blue color
no longer appears above, but below
III VI 1 r
is used. Cheerfully proceeds the
i labor of wash-day with health and
j long life assured. Hands all right
hearts light clothes pure and white
' as a Greenland snowdrift.
JAS. S. KIRK & CO., Chicago
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rheumatinra, kidney, liver and bladder complaint,
lame lioctc. lumbago, aaiatfra, all femato complaint,
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v)arfal liprTCiMt orer all oilier. CnrreuC la
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will cure all of the above rtineaaes or do par. Thou,
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after all other remedies failed, and we ariva hundred.
Of teatimoniatsin thiaaiid every other atnte.
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Sudor, fceud for lliua'd Pamphlet, uuu led, nettled, frea
6ANDEN ELEGTRIO CO.,
JSo. SOU La Katlle t CIIICAOO, SZX.
Bogus white lead
would have no
sale did it not
afford makers a lartrer profit than
Strictly Pure White Lead.
The wise man is never persuaded to
bay paint that is said to be "just as
good " or " better " than
The market is flooded with spurious
white leads. The following analyses,
made by eminent chemists, of two of
these misleading brands show the
exact proportion of genuine white lead
they contain :
"Standard Lead Co. Strictly Pure White
Lead. St. Louis."
Materials Proportions Analyzed by
Barytes BS.Wi per cent. Kegis t'hauvenct
Oxide of Zinc 84.18 per cent. & Bro.,
White Lead C.4(i er cent. St. Louis.
Less than 7 per cent, white lead.
' Pacific Warranted Pure A White Lead."
Material Proportions Analyzed by
Pnlphateof Lead 4.1S per cent. Lcdoiix & Co,
Oxide of Zinc 4!.U per cent. New York,
liarytes 60.118 per cent.
Kc white lead in it.
You can avoid bogus lead by pur
chasing any of the following- brands.
They are manufactured by the " Old
Dutch' process, and are the standards:
" Southern" " Red Seal "
" Collier " " Shipman"
Tor tale by the most reliable dealers In
If you are going to paint, it will pay you
to send to us for a book containing informa
tion that may save you many a dollar; it will
Only cost you a postal card to do so.
NATIONAL LEAD CO.,
1 Broadway, New York;
State and Fiitecntn Streets.
LABOR. TIME, MONEY
Dee it yom own way.
It is the bett Soap made
For V a-hiii Machiue use.
MA OK BY
WARKGCK & RALSTON,
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(Successor to II. WEXDT.)
Merchant -:- Tailor,
119 Eighteenth Street.
JTtfSrTit and Workmanship Guar-antin-d
Cieauing ard Repairing Done.
Jolin Volk. 5c Co.
Sash Doors Blinds, Biding, Flooring.
am! all kinds of wood work for builders.
B.ahtoonvb ttt net. Tnlrd and Fourth area.
House Raising and Moving-
Raising brick buildings especially
. Address E- A. ROUNDS,
1515 Seventh Avenue, Box 121.
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Aten's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
. IXCOUroitATEI I XUEIt THE STATE I.Av.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
Hock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m., and Sainrday eveuir,.-- f.-on ; j'c'r
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Persc-a' co'
lateral cr Real Estate security.
P. L. MITCHELL, Preset. F. C. DEN KM ANN, Vice Prest. .7 . M . i.U Foi:!. ' - -r.
r. L. Mitchell, F. C. Derfcirann. John CrnhHr.irh, !hi M:tche;; II I' H -' t :-
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Hiifoni, John W;k.
Jackson fc Hckst, Solicitor.
Began buaineas July 8. lf-9J, and occupy the aonthcart cornt rof M.trheli A. Lr-i-S r- w v . K
5 231 Twentieth street,
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND 8HOES -
Oanfa Fine Shoe a t pecialty. Renalrinr done neatly and promui j" .
A ahare of yonr patronage respectfully solicited.
1618 Second A.-tenu". Rock Ii'.itd, Hi
R GK Hudson. M. J. Paekie.
HUDSON & PARKER.
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimate
furbished when desired.
Shop cor. FirBt ave. ard Seventeenth rjt. Rock Island.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Al' kinds of brass, hrcnae and alaminnm bronze casting, all snades s-d irmpere Mil
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
Shot i k Orrici-AI 1811 First avenne. i.ar Ferry landing. - KOC'K INLAND.
UEORGE SCHAFEK, Proprietor.
1001 Second Arenne, Corner of Sixteenth Street, Opposite Harper'f Tbestri.
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars aiwavs on Hanc
Tree Lnnch Every Day
Established 1880 18U3.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money bv buying yonr Crockerj, ! re. Cut
lery, Tinware. Woodware, and Brushes, at tLeOM arc
Reliable 5 ao 10 Cents Stor.
J. OT. CHRISTY,
K1IDFJLCTDBEI EF GCK3 JS-"
Ak Your Ororer f"r Th m.
The . liriety " i htbk" i r
C. J. W. SCHREIWER,
Contractor and Builder,
llh 1123 Fanrth arenne. Reeidence 11W Fourth avcr-oe. rittnui'
specifications fnratehed on all classes o ?.r; ",i,.iSrtDier'
fe'din BlUids.something naw, ryhsb nd ce- ISLA'D iiX