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THE AKGI S, FJtlDAV, JULY 7,1893
PabiUked Dally aad Weekly at 1934 Second
Avenue, Bock Island, IH.
J. W. Potter,
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All eonmutlcmtlooi of critical or ancumenta
tlre character," political or religions, most have
teal name attached for publication. No sack
e-tlelea will be printed over flctntons signature.
Anoymoas communications not noticed.
Correcpondenee solicited from every township
in Kick Island county.
tKIDAY, JlLY 7, 1893.
Geologists are trying to liml out
the limits of the natural pas supply.
English syndicates are buying up
good silver mining properties in the
California expects to buy l.ni)0
tons of coal per day from Japanese
The operation of the new liquor
law. which went into effect in South
Carolina on the 1st inst., Mill be
watched with interest. Sales are to
be made by the stale alone in dispen
saries established for the purpose:
no person may buy less than half a
pint or more than live gallons; liquor
will be sold only in sealed packages,
which must not be opened on the
remises where purchased : and every
applicant, besides giving his name,
age and residence, must state for
whom and what the liquor is re
quired. Charleston has 10 and Col
umbia two dispensaries. No other
place in the state will have more
than one, and six counties will have
none. These are '-dry" under the
local option law, anil the latter is not
superceded by the new law. While
the primary purpose is the regula
tion of t'ne traflic, it is expected that
the dispensary system will return a
revenue of l,Oui,oa, a year to the
state treasury. Gov. Tillman is the
author of the new plan.
Ni Spurn TliU Time.
Even young, headstrong, talkative
kings occasionally have to submit to
the bit of popular correction in these
days. The defeat in the reichstag of
the army bill ami the stubborn oppo
sition of eonstituences to government
candidates at the recent election, as
well as the thousand and one little
evidences that the load on his liack
is stirring the temper of the German
peasant, have rather cooled the im
perious William and we lind him
singing lower than he ever sang
fore. Here are some remarks out of
his speech to the new reichstag:
'With a view to enabling you to
dedicate undivided attention "to the
discussion of the aimy bill the goy
ernment will not in the meantime in
troduce any other measures. I and
my high confederates remain con
vinced that the means for the new
organization can be procured with
out overburdening the country, on
the basis of the financial bill intro
duced in the reichstag last autumn.
At the opening of the winter season
a bill will be presented directed to
obtaining means according to the ca
pability of the taxpayers. Until
then the increased costs will be cov
ered by the federated states through
'With great sacrifices Germany
has been united into one empire.
The nation honors most those who
stake their blood on the propriety of
this work, which led the Fatherland
to prosperity. To safeguard the
glorious achievements with which
God has blessed us in our battle for
independence is our most sacred
duty. This duty we can only fulfill
if we make ourselves strong enough
to remain surety for Europe's peace.
I trust vou will not fail to rive me
and my confederates your patriotic
sacrifices and willing support in
striving for these aims."
This is not the rash youngster who
was going to wear his spurs and
walk over stiff necks, who had his
hand on his sword hilt, who said,
and thought it too. indeed: "I am
Germany.'' He is actually speaking
as if he believed the few million peo
ple in Germany who are graciously
permitted to vote and send repre
sentatives to lierliu have a right to
say how and to what extent they
shall be taxed, and that it is worth
while attempting to appease them a
little. In fact he speaks more-lke a
constitutional ruler and lessas his
neighbor, the czar, might speak. It
is a favorable sign for Germany, this
patience, and, we should say," it is
also a favorable sign for the future
of Emperor William II. The time
has gone by for kicking the plodding
German into obedience and the young
man is to be congratulated oh his
discovery that reichstags are not
How Harrison Tripped Ulmaelf.
St. Loni Republic.
Benjamin Harrison's friends .have
held fast to the one point in his fqvor
they regarded without doubts They
have said continuously for five years
that he could speak every day with
out hurting himself wilh a "break."
That mark of a calculating mind they
trusted in when they could not com
pare him with, lenry Clay, Koscoe
Conkling and other whigs and repub
licanswho have been big enough to
say things liable to offend touchy
people. His luck ha i left him. His
best friends cannot overlook the un
fortunate reflection he made ponu
the dignity of congressmen. A con
gressman thinks he is as much of a
statesman as an ord nary president
can set np a claim to be, and when
Benjamin spoke of the Fifty-first
congress as a team of wild horses he
hit all present, past and yet-to-be
members. It suggests that he
thought he drove a v.ild horse team
when he was in the white house.
Benjamin Harrison will not imitate
his grandfather with an election after
an overwhelming defeat. Congress
ional politicians will not help a man
who thinks he is directing an unruly
team. He has taken himself out o"f
the race of 1896,for he has been a
product of managing politicians and
now ne uas alienated the
part of them.
A Thought! d ling.
Jnckls a hnndsome Newfoundland doj.
Every evening at 9 o'clock lie Is taken tc
w;ilk by bin mttstcr, vho has an oranpe
wood walking stick which he particnlarls
likes and unnsimllv e.-irric Every even
ing on the stroke of Jack rushes to the
hut rack in the ball, nos nbout among the
walking sticks and upjlm-llits until he finds
the orange wood stick and immediately
afterward appears before his master carry
ing it in his teeth. lit wans his tail and
prances delightedly uhout and shows as
plainly as possible that he will be a broken
hearted flog if his frien 1 and master omits
the usual evening st roll
One evening the fiim.ly were in tLe sit
ting room with some quests. A shower
came up, and it wa rui ling hard when the
clock struck 0. The s-trokes had hardly
died away when Jack danced gayly into
the room with the oran ge wood stick in his
"No, Jack." said his -mister, "we cannot
go tonight. It is rain ng too hard. We
should g t wet. Just listen to it rain.
Jack." With that the host turnrd his at
tention once more to h s guests, and pres
ently they heard Jack pulling over the
thing-. in the hutrack. They supposed he
was p:itti:ig away the walking stick, like
the ck'ver dog that he K
A few moments later a beseeching little
bark was heard. There in the sitting room
door stood Jack. lie had an umbrella i:i
his mouth. Every one flew for the rul
hers, waterproof and hut of the man of the
house, and that gentleman, hearing the
umbrella to persuasivel offered him, took
Jack out to walk without further delay.
Alaska Iniliaii In Itnttle.
"The natives of Alaska have a very pecn-li.-.r
custom when they engage in battle."
paid Thomas F. Ford, a tourist from I5;:f
falo. "I spent nearly a yeur in Alaska sev
eral years ago and found the study of the
natives most interesting.
"With most people, c vilized and other
wise, when they engage in combat it is
v.'ith the purpose of wip ng out the opposite
side if possible, and they never stop during
their fight to adjust nutters. In Alaska
two rival trilies will engage in warfare.
After fighting each ot icr and killing or
wounding a number on both sides they
will stop the OTnlir.t, and the rival chiefs
will adjust the damr.ges. s it were.
"The custom at fii? seems laughable,
hut it is very serious nevertheless. Here is
one instance. A chief o comparatively low
rank was wounded through the che k by a
ball from a musket from his opponents.
In the adjustment of damages which fol
lowed it was ordi:ned that the side which
had done the wounding should even things
np by hilling one and a half men. As they
couldn't kill half a ti an they killed two
men. So that the reli tives of the second
man. who would nave been half a m;;ri if
such a thing were possible, might be troat
squarely they were given 40 blankets.
"After adjusting their differences the
tribes would fight aga n, and they might
suspend hostilities two or three times dur
ing the day." Washington Star.
Beauty In High Racked Chain.
"There in a curtain chair in the Tuxedo
clubhouse," said h Xeiv York man, "that
all the women seem t go for. It is not
particularly comfortable, but it has the
reputation of being very becoming, having
a very high back which serves as a distinct
ly good background." It is a well known
fact that a high backed chair is much more
becoming to the figure and face than a low
one. One of the most successful patterns
in the way of dining room chain hasahigh
leather back reaching iveral inches above
the head when the cccupant is sitting
down. The dull colon lg of the old Span
ish leather is wonderfully efficacious in
bringing out the fresh tints of a pretty
woman in her best attii e as she sits framed,
as it were, in a beautiful setting studded
with antique nails and quite separated in
effect from the rest of the room. There is
something very rcposefal and aristocratic
in such isolation besides being eminently
"How well Mrs. Blat k's white head and
fine featureslook against that old leather,"
said a young artist who was present at a
dinner where the chairs were like the model
described. "I feel as if we were all a col
lection of Vandyke por .raits." Xew fork
Men Blnsh More Thau Women.
On a work on criminology the learned
Investigator says that out of 98 young men
criminals 44 per cent did not blush when
examined. Of 122 feu ale criminals 81 per
cent did not blush. If otirnovels are to keep
up with science, they n.ust change their in
dicia of emotion. It must be the men who
blush and the other sex whose sensitiveness
must not be a regular feature. Leander
blushes as he declares L imself or is sudden
ly brought up against a sentimental out
crop, but Hero takes i; calmly. The sci
entist also notices that women blush about
the ears rather than on the cheek. This
also requires a change in the novels. It is
a pointer, too, for the ladies' man who is
watching for signs that he is making an
impression. If he fastens his gaze upon
the left ear, he may see something that will
tell him he may consider himself happy.
San Francisco Argonaut.
"Give Us a
"Do send down tome
thing to help us!"
"Those little Pleasant P
were Just what we wa
;l'ets yon sent before
ttedl'' "They helped
right where we were w
eakest!" "Don't (end
Nature, abated and teg
lected, does her best to
1 ward off threatening
Us for help, and knows
overcome exhaustion an
disease, bat sometimes ca
just what she's about. Tl
e system takes kindly
influence of Pierce s
their timely assistance
d soon lead to serious
:na) of distress, nature
:mheriog her request.
-II? tirea, bad taste in
to the mild, wholesome
Pleasant Pelleta, and often
corrects evila which won
result. With the Brat i,
will thank you for rem
Therefore, if languid, es
the mouth, bowels irrcgul
natuie a lift by takirg l)r.
ar or constipated, give
rierce s reueis. uesl
nver pin mm),
lome wounds, first deep,- are deeper every ycaA
although, our eyes no longer fill and weep.
Or watch no more at night when other steep,
sVnd find not, like new grief, the ready tear.
Ko transient solace touches each wounds here
No ether hearts can know the anguish deep .
Df hearts that higher hearts In memory keep;
rime passes bat to show their loss mora clear.
th way is weary and the wall Is thick
That keeps ua from the waiting toola beyond. ;
Ah, sages, poets, have yon not, too, lied
Cnto oar fancies that are faint and sick? '
Por anawen, clasp one truth, no dream phase
One Man came np from hell the Crncined.
M. F. Bgan ta New York-mdependent.
Tne Bellgioo Faith of the Praaldeota.
Everybody in New York baa heard of the
remark recently made by Colonel Robert
Q. Ingeraoll to the effect that Abraham
Lincoln was no more a Christian than Vol
taire was. This has given rise to a discos-,
sion of the religious views of the martyr
president which promises to have a long run.
It Is a remarkable fact that of the 23
presidents of the United States very little
is recorded by the biographers of the ma
jority of them as to their religions faith.
It is further remarkable that as to all of
the greatest of them, Washington except
ed, there was much doubt during their
lives and much discussion after their deaths
as to whether they were Christians at all,
and if they were, to what classification of
Christians they properly belonged. By
common consent the greatest presidential
names are those of Washington, Jefferson,
Jackson, Lincoln and Grant. The religious
belief of all these men, except Washington,
was a matter of doubt during the greater
part of their lives, and in the cases of Jef
ferson and Lincoln the two greatest of all
our presidents in the judgmentof the most
critical and discriminating authorities the
controversy is still an open one.
As to both of the last named presidents
the nssertion has liecn made broadly, as
Colonel Ingersoll has quite recently made
it in regard to Lincoln, that they were not
Christians. The panorama of the presi
dents presents some curious contrasts in
the matter of religious professions, utter
ances and practices of the successive incum
bents of the White House. Xew York Her
ald. Jem Mace'g Son Prcacliiiifr.
Alfred Mace is a character worth study
ing, nis father was the once famous pugil
ist Jem Mace, and the boy Alfred was bora
amid the surroundings of prizefighters and
gamblers, who congregated about the senior
Mace"s saloon in London. His mother was
a woman of extraordinary refinement and
strong domestic character. She could not
bear to Lave the boy brought up amid such
scenes and had him sent to live with an
aunt in Yorkshire.
There he was educated, and at the age of
10 was converted and began his evangelistic
work among the poor and outcast in the
slums of London, working with other mis
sionaries. For 20 years he has been preach
ing. He came to America about four years
ago, previous to that time doing all his
work in the British isles. His travels have
been extensive, and he has preached in near
ly every city on this continent.
Maco is probably 40 to 45 years of age, a
strongly built man with a firmly knit
framo and very quick in his movements.
His hair is black, slightly tinged with gray
and brushed back from a broad forehead,
white and somewhat retreating. His eyes
are black and twinkle like stars, and when
be becomes very earnest they glow like a
flame. Indianapolis Sentinel.
A Rod Case of Abwintniindeilnoss.
Absent mindednos is a harrowing afflic
tion and is always getting victims into a'.l
sory; of trouble. Lotta. the actress, tells a
story alwut un absentminded stage man
ager whom she once had, and who caused
her much annoyance. She was traveling,
giving a number of plays, among which
was "Little Nell." She was always on the
alert for pretty songs and music to intro
duce into her comedies. Her musical di
rector was ambitious and wrote some
music which he wished her to use in the
graveyard scene where Little Nell dies.
She was favorably impressed with the mu
sic and concluded to try it. She told the
stage manager to go np into the gallery in
the course of the performance and give her
his opinion of the music
In accordance with instructions, he
perched himself up among the "gallery
gods' and listened intently to the music.
He saw Little Nell wandeig among the
tombstones, and at the proper moment she
began to die. The music was just right, in
his estimation, and he continued to listtn
and admire his star's acting. But afUr
Little Nell had finally died, be began to
wonder why the curtain did not go down,
when it suddenly dawned on his mind that
it could not descend without his signal.
How he got down the stairs and reached
the back door he cuir8 never tell, but he
finally reached the stage, and the curtain
fell with a bang. Little Nell came to life
in "double quick" time and gave him a
good lecture. New York Tribune.
A w Keel For Silk Spools.
Although well known in the reel branches
of the silk and cotton trades, it is not gen
erally realized by the outside public that
the cost of transport of silk and cotton
thread is very expensive, owing to the great
disproportion between the weight of the
reels or spools aud that of the silk or cotton
wound on them. It has been shown in evi
dence before a special committee of the
house cf commons that in some instances
S4 per cent of the weight carried is in spools,
leaving only 10 per cent of real silk. The
same remarks apply to duties when exports
ing to foreign countries, the bulk of the
duty being actually paid on the wood reels,
as the silk cannot be weighed separately
To remedy this defect and to relieve the
manufacturer of his heavy tax, Mr. John
Keats, whose name is well known in con
nection with bootmaking machinery, has
invented a spool which, from its lightness,
is named the "featherweight." This spool,
which is 2i inches in diameter and of the
thickness of a visiting card, is formed with
serrations or slits around its circumference,
which produce ears of petal shaped projec
tions radiating from the center. It is made
from celluloid, which is wood pulp chem
ically treated in order to neutralize the resin
which is retained in the ordinary wood reels
and which supports insect life, to the det
riment of the goods, especially when exposej
in oriental countries. London Times.
, The Firat Printed Book.
The first book printed on movable types
was the book of Psalms, by Faust .and
Schoeffer, which was completed Aug. 14,
1457. Several plate or "block" works were
printed before this, but the secret of their
production was known only to the print
ers, who sold the books as manuscripts,
getting a very high price for them. Su
Nothing so cements and holds together
all the parts of a society as faith or credit,
which can never be kept up unless men ara
under some force or necessity of honestly
paying what they owe one another. Cicero,
fXri-a O Why i strictly Pnr.
" 7 paint ? Because it
will outlast all other paints, give a
handsomer finish, better protection to
the wood, and the first cost will be less.
If Barytes and other adulterants of
white lead are "just as good" as
StrictlT Pure White Lead, why are aU
ibe adulterated white leads always
branded Pure, or
" Strictly Pure
This Barytes is a heavy white powder
(ground stone), having the appearance
of white lead, worthless as a paint,
costing only about a cent a pound, and
i?r?n,y nse1 to cneaPen the mixture.
What shoddy is to cloth, Barytes is
to paint. Be careful to use only old
and standard brands of white lead.
"Southern" "Red Seal"
are strictly pure, " Old Dutch " process
brands, established by a lifetime of use.
For colors use National Lead Co.'s
Pure White Lead Tinting Colors with
Strictly Pure White Lead.
For sale by the most reliable dealers la
If you are going to paint, it will pay you
to send to us Tor a book containing informa
tion that may save you many a dollar; it will
anly cost you a postal card to do so.
NATIONAL LEAD CO.,
1 Broadway, New York,
State and Fifteenth Streets '
n .ti i a -w-.n t
Kisesi S3!srci1 tS'SfTM
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Wholesale Deader sn.i I:np-,rter of
Wines and Liquors.
1G16 nd 1618 Third Av
A new and Complete Treatment, con?ltinc Of
suppositories. Ointment in 'ajnl. al?o in Box
and Hill; A Positive inre for xterua). Blind or
Bieedif g Itchin?, Omnic Kecem or Hereditary
Filer. Female wvakseses and man? o;bcr dis
.' ; it is ! a .-rcat Benefit to the pcncral
hcalta. Tli- firw discovery of a medical rnre ren-rterini-an
oT'-ration wirh the knife nnceceffsry
i.-i reafier. Tm K, medy has new oeen known
! fail . : per box, S for !b ; font bv mail. Why
nfferfroni ihi terriabie dirae when a written
zoarantee is poitiviy piven with bottles, to re
fund the money if not cured. Send stamp for
fre ani,ie. linaranlee l.td by our agent.
JAPANESE LIVEK. PELLETS
Acts like magic on th stomach. Liver and Bow
e: dispels Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Fever. Colds,
Nervous Disordtrs.Sleeplessness.Loes of Appetite,
restores the compleclion ; perfect difesuon fol
'ow their use. Positive core for Sick Hkadachs
and Constipation. Small, mild. asy to take Lanre
Vials of 50 Pills 25 cents. 6
UAKTZ & rjLLMEYEE Sole Apenu Kock Isl
Washes everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRI AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
Tfrleiibon-- No. 1214
(Sncccs.'crf o n. WESDT.)
Merchant -:- Tailor,
119 Eighteenth Street.
JGSTFit and Workmanship Guar,
anteed the Best.
C eaniDg and Repairing Dohe.
and how to attain it.
At last a medical work that tells the causes,
describes the effects, points the remedy. This
is scientifically the most valuable, artistically
the most beautiful, medical book that bas ap
peared for years ; 96 pages, every page bearing
a half-tone illustration in tints. Some of tbr
subjects treated are Nervous Debility, Impo
tency, Sterility, Development, Varicocele, The
Husband, Those intending Marriage, etc
Every man who would know the grand truths
the plain facts, the old secrets, and the new
discoveries of medical science as applied to
married life, who would atone for past follies
and avoid future pitfalls, should write for this
wonderful little book. It .v-r. he s.nt fre,
andersecJ. Address the; ; ,rs.
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IS What we wanr. haw uouini nnu on hrA ?
We'll cerfairply fake roolbtr, we use none but tbe best,
And all shrewd ckakrs keep iL.are jjou behind tbe test ?
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Aen's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
INCOltl'OUATEI) INDKIt THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
Kock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to S p. m.. and Saturday evening from 7 to S o'clock.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Person?.: col
lateral or Real Estate security.
P. L. MITCHELL, Prcg t. F. C. DESKMASJ5, Vice Prcs't. J. M. BCFORD. :-.:.,:.
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Denkrraun. John Crubsnrh, Phil Mitchell, II. P Uall L "n -E.
W. Hurst, J. M. Buford, John Voik. ' '
Jackson & Hckst, Suiicitors.
Began bnsiEees Jaly 8. is), and occupy th. southeast corner of Mitchell Lyndes tuw bui:j;ti:
Peleimone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
Manufacturer of a!l kinds of
BOOTS AND 8FOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a Spec ialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A enare of your patronage refpectfully solicited.
R G. Hudson. M. J. Pabkeb.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
AU kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimate!
furnished when, desired.
8hop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth st. Rock Island.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
All kinds of brass, bronie snd alominnm bronze easting, all shades and temj:ere Ms
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
Shot kd OmcK At 1M1 First svence. near Ferry landing, . ROCK ISLAND.
J; MAGER, Proprietor:
GEORGE SCHA1ER, Proprietor.
HOI Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth Street, - Opposite Harper's Theatre.
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Free Lunch Every Day
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by buying your Crockery, Glassware, Cut
lery, Tinware, Woodware, and Brushes, at the Old and
Reliable 5 and 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third Ave,
J. Mi CHRISTY,
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1U1 1123 Fourth avenue. Residence 111 fourth avenue.
Plansaod specifications fornlfhed on all
Second Avenue, Hock Island, 111
(sandwiches Fnrnlsel on Stort I-'otiie.
IMIUEB of mm us t'im
Ask Tour Grocer for Them.
They are Best.
;Tbe Christy "Otstik" n o tenssy "Wafm.
"f CK ISLAND
classes o work; alto afrert for;Willrt palent,ltsldy
sew, atyiisn du icm"".
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