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THE JCUK TUESDA Y, JULY 11, 1S93.
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1 1 R-xk Island coonur .
TUESDAY, JlLT 11, 1893.
Michael de Berxoff, the Russian
walkist, who perambulate! the
weary verts and kilos from St. Pet
ersburg to Paris, is coming to this
country to try miles.
Southern- newspapers say that the
cotton picker is a success, and that
in many districts the commodity
can now be raised at a cost of 2
cents a pound.
There have been 11 extra sessions
of congress since the republic was
formed. The last one was convened
March 18, 1879, and was called by
Jiayes to make necessary appropria
tions. President John Adams called
the first extra session in 1797, on ac
count of the serious difficulties
caused by the suspension of diplo
matic relations with France. Other
extra sessions are credited to the fol
lowing presidents: Jefferson, two:
Madison, two; Van Buren, Harrison,
Pierce, Lincoln and Hayes, two.
The only one called, as in the pres
ent instance, to relieve financial
stress was that by Van Buren, on
Sept. 4, 1837, on account of the sus
pension of specie payment in the
memorable panic of that time. It
accomplished the purpose for which
it was called and adjourned in 43
It is announced that financial ruin
tares the Duke of Veragua in the
lace. Late the guest of the nation,
he has returned to Spain to find that
Lis ancestral palace, his art gallery,
and even his stock farm, the most
dearly prized of all, are in danger of
being sold at a sacrifice to satisfv
creditors. From a fortune of a half
million dollars, which means more
in Spain than it does in this country,
the duke found his property so badlv
involved, that unless some aid comes
to him he will be left practically pen
niless. The Spanish AVer-Id's fair
commissioner explains the financial
troubles of the descendant of Chris
topher Columbus as the result of the
Joss of several pensions which had
swelled his income, and more recent
ly the unfaithfulness of a friend to
whom he had entrusted his entire
personal fortune which has been
swept away. It is proposed by Pres
ident Palmer, of the World's fair
commission, and others to raise a
large fund by popular subscription,
which will be invested in United
States bonds and put in trust for the
benefit of the duke and his children
after him. An appeal, it is said,
will be sent out in a few days, not
only to citizens of the United States,
but to those of South Africa and the
WeBt Indies as well. That it will
meet with generous response it is.
reasonable t6 presume.
A Tempest Over Rocking Chair.
Boston is much stirred over the re
fusal of the commissioners of public in
stitutions to accept a present of rocking
chairs for the aged and infirm pauper
women at Bainsford island. A fund of
700 had been subscribed by private be
nevolence, and the chairs had been
bought and shipped to the island, but
the commissioners would not let the old
women have them, and they remain on
the wharf. The mayor of Boston, who
appoints the commissioners, wrote a note
requesting them to accept the chairs.
The commissioners still refused, and re
ferred the matter to the common coun
cil. The common council voted unani
mously in favor of accepting the chairs,
and the aldermen concurred with only
one dissenting voter.
Strong pressure was, however, brought
to bear upon the council and aldermen
by the commissioners. Some of the
aldermen were taken down the harbor
to Bainsford island and came back re
porting that there was already one rock
ing chair for every three women, and
more chairs would be a needless luxury.
The result was that the council and
aldermen ' were induced to reconsider
their vote and refer the whole matter to
the committee on public institutions,
which means shelving it indefinitely.
The insolent and unreasonable beha
vior of the- commissioners is understood
to be due to a grudge against Mrs. Alice
H. Lincoln, who was active in raising
the money for the rocking chairs, and
-who has aroused the ire of the commis
sioners by previous efforts to better the
condition of the paupers and to reform
certain abuses which have caused the
loss of more than one life. Boston Wo
G nest (wearing large diamond) I trust
7011 understand my bringing a detective
with me to your reception?
Hostess Oh, perfectly. Yon could
easily be acquitted if we missed any
Tension Commiosioner Ixtchren Getting at
the Root of the Tension Evil.
Jiu'ge Lochren, President Cleve
land' pension commissioner, is giv
ing his bureau a thorough shaking
up, and the indications are that
when his work is completed, the
pension incubus will be purged of
dishonest and unworthy claimants
and n-stored to its proper sphere.
If Green B. Kaum had remained pen
sion commissioner under a favora
ble ar ministration and with a free
handed congress the pension list, in
the oj inion of many, would have
amounted to the stupendous total of
1200,0)0,000 before two vears passed.
mum askea lor io,OOO,000 tor the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1894. He
got an appropriation from congress
of ?16, 000,000. His successor has
manag ed to make it possible to cover
DacK t tne treasury over f 0.000.000
of this money next year. Xot an
honest soldier will suffer. Not a
man ho gave his limbs or his
health to the service of the countrv,
or the widow or child of a man who
died on the battlefield or in the
camp, will lose the support of the
government, liut the malingerers,
the cotTee-coolers, the bounty jump
ers, th 3 deserters and their friends,
the thieving pension agents, have
had thu doors of the crib shut in
their faces. Only they feel the rigor
of Commissioner"Lochren,s adminis
tration, and they are the only people
who ar j fighting bim today to no
purpose, it must be said.
It required a man of level head
and cojI courage to take Rama's
place. A shifting or temporizing
person would not do. The stain of
the pension business, which not only
overspread Raum's office, but even
touched the White House, was not to
be rubbed out with rosewater and
silk. It needed concentrated lye and
punrice stone, and Judge Lochren
supplied both. He gave up what was
practicj.lly a life on the bench to take
the conimissionerwhip. A man of
mild munners and democratic habits,
he has rot been found wanting in
backbor e. When he says "no"' he
does not mean "yes." He is at his
desk belore other people have break
fasted. Ho leaves when Pennsyl
vania atenue is rattling with the car
riages of the theatre-goers.
His method of examining pensions
is different from Maura's. Kaum's
plan wa to get through and aflirm as
many cl.tims as possible in one day.
He seemed to be afflicted with the idea
that the government of the United
States was too rich and that unless
he shoveled out the gold with a scoop
the walls of the treasury vaults
would lurst at the ceams. In the
year ending June SO, 1892, he issued
312,546 certificates. He turned them
out with machine-like regularity at
the rate of 700 a day. Judge Loch
ren stopped all that." An application
that goes through' his hands gets a
thorougl. investigation. The fiscal
year just closed (including eight
months of Raum's administration)
shows a jout 195,000 certificates, a
reduction already of over 115,000!
It is estimated" that at the rate
Judge Ltchren is working he will
give out more than 57,000 original
certificates next year. Deducting
30,000 for remarriages, deaths and
other causes leaves the net increase
in original certificates for 1894 at
27,000. The net increase in 1892
It is not only in the matter of care
ful consideration of all applications
that Jud'-e Lochren has distinguished
himself. He has been ruthless in his
warfare against the abuses in the de
partment. The discreditable con
struction of the second section of the
disability act made by Raum in cir
cular 164 in order to "carry out the
promise cf "a service pension for
every so dier" has been revoked.
Harrison's administration was forced
into this by the notorious Corporal
Tanner, but Judge Lochren ewept it
aside, and every one of the certifi
cates issu-id under the construction
will be re-examined. The pension
office is disposing of them rapidly.
Three hui dred thousand cases come
under this section.
Lochren ta coming to Washington
has been like a torrent of lire for the
pension attorneys who infest thecap
tal. He began by serving notice
that it wo aid be just as easy for per
sons who deserved pensions to get
them on personal application as
through the employment of the im
pudent an 1 corrupt solicitors. He
shook up the examiners all over the
country and notified pension agents
that they must stop their loose "pay
ment of money. He has one man in
Norfolk or. his way to jail who has
made $150,000 a year getting pen
sions for negroes. He is after fellows
in New Vork, Iowa, Minnesota and
New Mexico. It is said somebody in
New Mexico will get into the ' peni
tentiary before the judge gets
through,with the pension business
of that sta e.
It is needless to say that he is
heartily hated by the pension sharks.
He has practically cut off their source
of supplier by making the pension
office a place not to be opened except
by genuinj merit. The bribery of
examiners, clerks and agents has
ceased. Men who are drawing $6 a
month for aunions, under the ruling
of circular No. 164. are toddling out
of the national poor house. The
United States has about 1,000,000
pensioners now. The number is not
likely te (,-row much larger in the
next year. It may diminish a good
deal. The blot on the honor of the
federal arrry which has made heroes
look like tiishonest beggars is fast
disappearing. And for all this the
soldiers have to tht.nk the sturdy
CHASED THE KEEPER.
tJreody Reptile Came More rroafcla
Than Those Which Fait.
It is a too-greedy snake with which
Director Smith, of the Central park
zoo, has at present to deal. The fast
ing snake is still fasting, and from all
indications will continue to do so in
definitely, though he geV his milk
One evening recently Director Smith
threw to the snakes two rabbits. One
was captured by a big snake and the
other by one of the smaller ones. The
larger snake had at the last previous
feeding eaten two good-sized rabbits.
At this feeding one of the other
pythons objected to the large one's
methods and a fight ensued which
continued until Keeper James Burns
was obliged to separate them. W ith
eyes of fire the big reptile went for
the keeper, and the engineer, who
stood holding a lantern, dropped the
latter and fled. Burns got out of the
cage, however, and the greedy snake
finished the meal.
Some days later the director decided
to give the other snakes a chance.
They all looked thin and hungry, and
it was plain to be seen that one or two
of the family ate for them alL Keeper
Burns got a shifting box, caught the
two big pythons, put them in the box
and fed the rest. The feeding was a
success Keeper Burns declared, as
each of the half-famished snakes got a
fat rabbit for supper. A greedy snake,
the director says, is more trouble thau
a fasting one.
AN ESSAY ON J. CAESAR.
What a Detroit School Boy Wrote About
the Great Roman.
A boy ia one of the Detroit schools
recently handed in this composition
on Julius Caesar:
Julius Cajsar was a Roman citizen.
He wasn't much at first, but he growed
up with the country and after while
he bunched the conventions and got
elected boss. One forth of July or
something, Caesar went up to the capi
tol to see about a bill. A man met
him on the steps and told him to be
ware of the ides of March. Caesar
laughed "Ha, ha," and told the man to
depress the front of his westcot and
went on into the big joint Some time
afterwards he came out again and ad
journed to the S. P. Q. R. saloon,
where a lot of Roman senators,
members and officeseekers were lean
ing up against the counter. Caesar
offered to pay for the drinks, but no
body accepted his invitation, and he
dropped to the fact that there was
blood on the moon. Then somebody
said something about his not having
paid his ferriage when he crossed the
Rubicon, and butcher-knives began
flying through the atmosphere.
Pretty soon Caesar saw Brutus his
next-door neighbor, coming at him
with a sticker and that paralyzed him.
"What has et you. Brute?" he ex
claimed, and laid right down, and ia a
few minutes the patrol wagon drove
tip to the door. Just the same, you
be, Caesar was no slouch. Vale Julel
Tribute to Tennyson.
One of the most beautiful tributes to
Tennyson is that paid by Archdeacon
Farrar, in which he savs that a thous
and things which we should never have
noticed, in which we should never have
read (iod's autographs of beauty and
bles&ing, Tennyson has now taught us
to observe with delight and love the
black ash buis in spring; the rosy
plumelets which tuft the larch; the
pure green streaks on the white leaves
of the snowdrop; the gammy chestnut
buds which glisten in the April blue;
the sea wind singing shrill, chill with
flakes of foam; the liquid azure bloom
of the sea; the Pleiades glittering ljk'a
fireflies in a silver braid; the litUepink
five-beaded baby soles; the light feet
which treading on the daisies make
the meadows rosy; the dragon-fly's
sapphire head of living light, the river
sloping to plunge in cataract, shat
tering on black rocks its breath of
The Slowness of the Snail.
"A snail's pace" need no longer be
used as a term more or less indefinite;
those skilled in the science of "snail
ology" can tell you just to a dot the
Snail's rate of travel. These interest
ing facts were ascertained by some
wonderful experiments at the Flor
ence, Italy, Polytechnic institute in
1839, and those inclined to be exact can
now use figures to support their argu
ments. It was all done in this way: A
half a dozen mollusks were permitted
to crawl between two points ten feet
apart. Exact time was kept from the
start to the finish, and thus the aver
age "pace" was ascertained. The ex
perimeners reduced their figures into
tables of feet, yards, rods, furlongs,
etc., and thus found that it would take
a snail exactly fourteen days to travel
Mme. Marohesi's pupils in Paris
have lately been more or less indig
nant over her reduction of the length
of her lessons, combined with an ad
vance in her charges for instruction in
singing. The graduating class made
a respectful protest the other day,
whereupon the famous teacher flew
into a rage and demanded a letter of
apology from every member.
Six of them, five being
Americans, preferred to leave the
school, and two of the best voices are
said to have gone in consequence.
The First English Book.
There is no absolute certainty as to
what was the first English book, but
a poem "a paraphrase" of the crea
tion, written by Caedmon, a pagan
convert to Christianity, about 657, ia
generally given the credit. From the
time of the Norman conquest until the
reign of King John few if any, books
appear to have been written, then
Layamon, a Worcestershire priest,
brought out a remarkable poem of
13.250 lines called "Brut."
In the church of an agricultural par
ish within twenty miles of London
there stood, the other Sunday at the
dismissal of the congregation, a poor
woman holding a plate. The object
was to obtain thirty pence from as
many unmarried men, to be exchanged
for half-a-crown, also by an unmarried
man; the half-a-crown thus obtained
to be carried to a silversmith and made
into a ring, to be worn on one of her
fingers for the cure of epileptic fits, to
which ste had been long subject This
piece of incredible foolery was gone
through with the knowledge and sanc
tion of the clergyman!
People Who Rarely Wluk.
There are people who rarely wink.
How they manage to get along with
out doing so is a marvel, but somehow
or other they do. Some eyes are
naturally more moist than others, and
the very moist eye does not so much
need the assistance of the lids to keep
the eyeball bright It is a constitu
tional matter, for winking, though
under the control of the will, is done
so quickly that it is practically an in
voluntary action. Man wink when
they feel that the eye is uncomfortably
dry, and when it does not become dry
the necessity for winking is not felt
BVtween the aires of fl teen atd forty-Te.
Mut have ple, sallow complexion, no appetite,
and be ba-dly able to get about. All answering
this description will please ap ly for a bottle of
Dr. Tierce's FaTorite PrefCrit'on ; take it reg
nlarly, according to direct'on, and tren note the
g-eneraliy improved condition liy a thorough
course o seif-trtaiment with this valuab:e rem
edy the es tremr ra-'es of nervous prostration and
debility peculiar to women, are radically cored.
A written guarantee to this end acmpanies
SURROUNDED BY MYSTERY!
A Great Mistake.
A reernt discovery 3 that headache,
dizziness, dullness, confusion of the mind,
ct?., are due to derangement of tha r.crve
centers which supply the bra'a with nervs
force; that Indigestion, dyspepsia, neuralgia,
wind In stomach, et-., arise from the derange
ment of the nerve ceaterssupplyins thcte or
pnn with nerve fluid or force. This Is likewle
t rue of many diseases of the heart and iuns:.
Tl.o ...... .. ....... . , . . Ill i . . -
as will be seen by tho accomDacyini
ciif Thn HttlA '
white lines are
the nerves which
convey the nerve
for.-e from the
every part of the
ixKiy, jul as mo
electric current Is
wires to every
station, larce er
fimnll. f I tvI innrB
physicians fail to
resuru in is lacr;
Instead of treat
Ine the nervecen
tersfor the cause
o f the disorder
they treat the
M. 1., LL.B.,the
finnrtal let n nf
student ot nervous disease!, and author
of many noted treatises on the latter subject.
".o iruuwu me irum 01 ine nrsi
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is prepared on that principle. Its success
in curing all diseases arising from derange
in'jnt of the nervous system is wonder
In', as the thousands of unsolicited testimo
Ji'als In possession of the company manufac
turing the remedy amply prove.
1r- Miles' Kestorative Nervine Is a reliable
remedy for all nervous diseases, such as
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o.'1" direct by the lr. Tililes Medical Co.,
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Kestorative Nervine positively contains no
oniAUs u, dangerous drugs.
WHEN YOU VfKlT
Do not lorget to tee the ex
hibit of th General Elec
tric Company in the Elec
tricit" Baildiog, t e Intra
mural Railway equipped
with General Electric Com
pany's rtpparatus. the Elec
tric Launches equipped
with General Electric Com
pany's motors, and the Gen
eral Electiic company's Arc
Liehting PInt and Power
Generators in Machinery
(Successor to H. WEKDT,)
Merchant -:- Tailor,
119 Eighteenth Street.
JEiyFit and Workmanship Guar
anteed the "Best.
Cleaning and Repairing Done.
House Raising and Moving-
Baising brick buildings especially
Address E. A. ROUNDS,
1516 Sevacth Avenue, Box 131
BUY CAKE 0
apa. tharjk me for ca',i;n?
your attention to
inn a nix V f r 1 1
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens. 1 1
1706 Second Avemn
INCORPORATED CXDER THE STATE LAM.
Roek Island Savings Bank
Rock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m.. and Saturday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Persons
lateral or Real Estate security.
P. L. MITCHELL, Prea t. F. C. DESKMANS, Vice Prest. J. M. BCFORD. (
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Denkmann, John Cnibaneb. Phil Mitchell. H.P. HnlL L. s:
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Bnford, John Volk.
Jacksok & Hckct, Solicitors.
Began bnsinesa July 8, 1S90, and occupy tha aoutheaet corner of Mitchell Lynde ntw :
231 Twentieth strA'f
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Genu' Fine Shoes a Spec ialty. Repairing done neatly and prompt'y.
A tnare of vonr patronage respectfully solicited.
1618 Second Avenue, Rock Island
R G. Hudson.
M. J. Pake1
HUDSON & PARKER.
CARPENTERS AND BUILDER
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Ebo'i jb
luxajBuea wnen aesirea.
8hop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth st, Rock Island
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
All kinds of brasa, brocae and aluminum bronze eaiting, all shades and
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
obui d umci- At lfcii firat avenue, near Ferry landing. . BOCK ISU'I
g J. MAGEK, Proprie I
Opera House Saloo
GEORGE SCHATER, Proprietor.
1W1 Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth Street,
Opposite Barper'e Tttu::t.
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on U
Free Lunch Every Day
Sandwiches Furnls'u-'ion Sto.-t Noti',
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by bnying yonr Crockery, Glassware, Cut-K'
lovn T;nT..a VTT J 3 Tl V . . , , 1 .,'11
Aiunoir, m uuuwaie, auu uruBiies, at me uia au'
Reliable 5 and 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third Ave
KILIICTOBEI If CElftEKS 111 i'P
Ask Tour Grocer for Them.
3PSCI4 LTIBS :
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C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder;
1121 1183 re-arth avenua. Residence 1119 Foarth avenue.
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