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THE Al.(i:s. FRIDAV, JULY 14,1893.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1?4 Second
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1 1 Rick Island county.
rUIDAY, JlLY 14. 1898.
The WorM's fair is for the icovlo
If they do not want it opened on
Sundays it should lie closed up. If
they want it ojen it should oe open
WiiiTKLAW Keid says that John J
Ingalls is "a cheap politician," but
the managers who have paid the
Kansan for his lectures will not ajree
with this statement.
Brave Marshal Murphy.
Chicago Eventnz Post..
The Chicago tire department,
whose history furnishes manv in
stances of level, thoughtful courajre,
has no member more widely known
than Chief of Iiattalion Edward W
Murphy. When the people massed
below the terminal station at Jack
son park yesterday saw his white
helmet disappear behind a curtain of
smoke tliev thought the courageou
fireman was going squarely into the
teetu oi death, and until late last
night it was reported down
town that he was one of the victim.-
of the disaster. Hut the white hel
met had not gone down, and while
the people were crying with terror at
the scene, the man who wore the hel
met was staggering across the burn
ing roof with the broken body of hi
comrad, in his arms. Criticism may
be passed upon Marshal Murphy's
handling of his brigade yesterday af
ternoon. In cases of this sort there
are always delirious people who find
fault unreasonably. But here is a
fact no man can get over that Mur
phy did not send his men anywhere
he was not willing to go himself. In
a department conspicuous for indi
vidual courage Murphy is noted for
his splendid heroism. He is said to
have saved more people from death
by fire than any other man in Amer
ica. He has been mentioned honor
ably for feats of daring in eight gen
eral orders written by a man who is
seldom lavish of praise the present
chief of the lire department. He
was the first winner of the Lambert
Tree medal, which is given every
year as a reward for the most con
spicuously courageous feat under
taken by a Chicago fireman. Except
for the rule that prevents a man
from taking the medal twice he
might have had a new decoration
every year, for a year has seldom
passed since the fund was created
that has not been marked by the per
formance of some line deed" by this
brave man. The writer saw him one
night during a lire go into a "blazing
frame house when the chances seem
ed almost 20 to 1 that he would be
burned or suffocated. A woman had
said her two babies were in the burn
ing building. Murphy groped about
on the floor, crawling from room to
room until he found the bodies of the
children. He was very nearly killed
himself, but when half-dead he was
pulled through the window by two of
his men he held the bodies "in his
arms. The daring of the man has
been so extraordinary that it has
given ground for jealousy in the de
partment and firemen have been
heard to complain when lives were
to be saved. Murphy gave no one else
a chance, but always insisted on be
ing first in the burning building.
He is an American by birth, and lie
went on the force in" 1875. In 170,
he was appointed lieutenant, and in
188) captain. Chief .Sweniu pro
moted him to an assistant marshal
ship in September, 1885, giving him
command of the Fifth battalion and
then to the Fourteenth. It was on
account of his energy and fearless
ness of danger a valuable quality in
a place built as the exposition is
built that he was given charge of
the fair department when Chief
Swenie took it out of the hands of
Mr. l'uriiham. His career in Jack
son park has been brilliant, and un
til yeterlay there had not been one
serious tire in the grounds. Marshal
Murphy has been hurt dangerously
twice, b-jtli accidents happening
while he was on his way to a lire.
He Swindles the American.
Evidence of the extent to which Wil
liam Lord Moore carries on his next of
kin swindle in America continues to
reach me from time to time. One of the
latest cases to hand is from a gentleman
in Texas, who fortunately saw my warn
ing in time to prevent him being duped
Into paring the "tax on legacies and be
quests" mentioned in the bogus decree
of the Bupreme court of chancery with
which thisindomitable rogue had favored
Really I think that it is time for the
police of some nationality to attempt to
deal with the swindler, and, so far aa I
can see, the American police have the
first claim upon his liberty, for it is evi
dent from the correspondence in my pos
session that; tn'9 latter victim fell into
Moore's hands through an advertisement
of a New York claim agency. William
Lord Moore is well known at Scotland
Yard, and I am convinced that if it
were asked for every assistance would
be given in ridding the country of this
rascal. London Truth.
MR. DEPEW'S SPEECH.
Be Got It Into Shape While Strolling
The det th of the Rev. Thomas Ed
ward Veitnilye, who for fifty years
was chaplain of the New York St.
Nicholas society, recalls an incident in
which a well-known Brooklyn man
and Chauncey Do pew figured.
Dr. Vermilye had for many years
spoken to the toast 'Holland" at an
annual dinner of the organization
named. Some eleven years ago, and
on the mcrntng of the day set for the
banquet, he was taken ill, and notified
the dinner committee that he would
be unable to make his wonted oration.
At 4 o'clock on the same day Depew
entered tl e office of John A. Nichols,
at No. 71 Uroadway, New York, wear
ing a worried expression and a per-spiration-ledewed
"Nichols" he said, "I'm in a fix, and
want you to help me out These St
Nicholas people have just wired me
that in the absence of Dr. Vermilye
they look to me to respond to 'Hol
land.' I loa't know the first thing
about the subject, and it's 4 o'clock."
"Well?" said Mr. Nichols.
"Now," went on Depew, "just you
take me b;r the arm and walk me up
Broadway to Twenty-third street
Don't talk to me, and don't expect me
to talk to von. Just steer me clear of
people, mind I don't get run over at
the crossings, and go slow. That's
all I want you to do."
Mr. Nicl ols did as requested, and
the pair did not exchange a word un
til Twenty-third street was reached at
6:15 p. m.
"Thankee," said Depew, as he
parted with his friend; "I guess I'm
At T::iO p. m., the first thing that the
eye of Mr. Nichols met, as he sat down
atthedinrer table, was the bland,
unruffled, smoothly shaven face of
Depew. The speech that he made
later is yt t a delightful tradition in
the annals of the St Nicholas society,
It was chcx k full of wit, fact, figures,
and sentiment Nobody but Mr.
Nichols drc amed that it had been con
ceived, sh iped, and born amid the
riot and ro irof Broadway.
A Queer Little Store Where It Is Gath
ered and Sold.
On West Twelfth street in Chicago,
there is an unprepossessing one-story
red brick bailding, on the grimy win
dows of which the following words
are printed in glaring1 yellow paint:
GOODS TAKEN FI'.OM RAILT80AH
VTtECKS FOR SALE.
The scene inside is one of wildest
confusion. It looks as if sections of a
drug store a crockery store, a dry
goods emporium, a grocery, a harness
.shop and foodness knows what not
had been jumbled together within the
four dirty vails. The head of a doll,
dust-coated, lies in a box of candies,
and a few f.et away, stretched beside
a row of bo' ties of cheap perfumery,
which the obliging clerk said was
"fine, all of it as good as bay rum," is
the headless trunk. On the floor on
one side is a box filled with paper col
lars. The njighbor of this assortment
is a box of codfish. Beyond the cod
fish and on vhe shelf is a lot of china,
some of it costly Satsuma ware in
vases and ot tmeal sets, and there are
many dainty Japanese teacups, trans
lucent, prettily painted and as fragile
as eggshells Next to them, in wild
confusion, is- a heap of horse blankets.
On all sidt s there are evidences chat
end color to the allegation that the
goods are taken from railroad smash-
ups. There are pieces of furniture
disabled by broken legs, tops, backs
and generally in collapse. There are
barrels cf flour gaping open, boxes of
raisins, cracked so that the contents
are visible, and piled in and around
this mass are boxes of sardines, bars
of soap, utiderclothing, boots and
shoes, bed ticking, stacks of trousers,
cookies and frosted cakes in boxes, and
at one end of the store, convenient to
the street od irs, is a crock of pickles
without any cover. A box of rubbers
keeps this cr'ck company.
"I believe there is one other store
something like this in Chicago," said
the proprietor, "but I don't know
where it is. We buy these sroods from
the railroad companies after smash-
tips. We als buy unclaimed freight"
The Cunning Spider.
Everyone "las noticed that when a
spider's web is touched the insect will
violently sha te the web up and down,
but few are probably aware of the
reason for this curious action. The
spider is wel. provided with eyes, but
its sight is viry limited, so mt:eh so,
in fact, that if a fly is caught in the
web and lies perfectly still, the spider
will often bt unable to find it for a
considerable time. When in doubt as
to what quai ter of the web the prey
lias lodged on the spider always shales
the web and determines by the resist
ance the whe -eabouts of its gaue. It
docs so, too, with infallible accuracy,
as anyone who has the curiosity to
make the experiment can determine,
for in the g-eat majority of cases,
after the spider has given its web a
good shaking, it will start off on a run
directly to t le point where the in
truder is lodged.
Unique Reading Club In Boston.
A new club for reading and the en
couragement of good literature is the
Half Hour club. Its members pledge
themselves to read half an hour each
week day, wit h the exception of a two
weeks' holiday in the year. A fine of
one cent marl s each days' loss in read
ing. The pro ;eeds of the fines are de
voted to the purchase of prizes for the
most industrious and most capable
"K Iiuribns fnom."
'E Pluribus Unum" was tnlrpn from
the title paje of the Gentleman's
Magazine, which circulated largely in
American cole nies at the time of the
A MOTHER'S DEFENSE.
Dead! my wayward boy my own
Not the law's! bat mine the good
God's free Gift to me alone.
Sanctified by motherhood.
'Bad," you say: well, who Is not?
"Brutal!" "with a heart of stone"
And "red handed." Ah, the hot
Blood upon your own!
I come not with downward eyes
To plead for him 6hamedly;
God did not apologize
When he gave the boy to me.
Simply, I make ready now
For his verdict You prepare
Ton have killed us both and how
Will you face us there?
James Whitcomb Riley.
Collecting Chinese Coins. ,
"The earliest Chinese coins that 1 have
heard of," said Consul Bedloe, "date
from the dynasty which ruled -from 2oo
to 207 B. C.
"From that time until today these use
ful little coins have been used by every
monarch, no matter whether he was an
emperor of the entire country or king of
one of the petty principalities into which
from time to time the Chinese empire was
broken. There have leen over 1,200 oc
cupants of the various thrones, royal and
imperial. In addition to these regular is
sues, if such they may be called, there
have been special issues from time to
time and also special local issues. A
wealthy mandarin in Canton is said to
have the finest collection extant, con
taining 2.j,0t)0 specimens of different
The cost increases as you go backward
in time. The cash of this century can
be secured at their nominal face value.
Those of the eighteenth and seventeenth
centuries bring from 1 cent to 10 cents
each. Those of the Han dynasties bring
$ 100 each when in fine state of preserva
tion. Philadelphia Bulletin.
l'n&l!ui)t Criticism of Gladstone.
An edifying exhibition of judicial taste
and humor was given by Sir Richard
Harington at a church defense meeting
at Hereford recently. The county court
judge presided, anil in closing the meet
ing ho remarked that there was only one
lerson in the universe who would be dis
satisfied with their proceedings.
"That person was usually described as
an old gentlemen. He did not mean Mr.
Gladstone, Ht? meant the devil." Sir
Richard's elegant persiflage was a fitting
supplement to that of Mr. W. Morris,
who. shaking on the same day at a
meeting held under the presidency of the
bishop of Hereford, suggested that if Mr.
Gladstone persisted with the Welsh sus
uensorv bill "he mi"-ht Via arcnml tit-.v.
ably rightly accused, of treading in the
sieps or dnoas lscanot." Sir. Morris,
however, is but a layman. London
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A Great Mistake.
A recent discovery is thnt hnndtv-hc,
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wind in stomnr'li, etc, arise from the deriinre-r-ent
of the nerve ceaterssuppiytag these or
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I'lio nerve system tsliko a tcirirmpli svsti th.
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body, post rsi the
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wirts to every
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physicians fall to
retard this fact;
Instead of treat
ine the nerveceu
ters for the cause
o f the disorders
they treat the
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paints, ct:.; the second paints with
The first spends three times as much
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And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue;
IXCOKPORATED I'MIEK TIIE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. tn. to 3 p. m.. and Saturday evenings from T to 6 o'clock.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Ferscr.a! r
lateral or Real Estate security.
P. L. MITCHELL, Pregt. F. C. DEXKMANX, Vice Pre St. J. M . BUF i;D. , t
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Denkmann, John Crnbaneh, Phil Mitcheli K. P Hull L
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Buford, John Voik.
Jackson & Uchst, Solicitors.
Began business July 8, 1S90, and occupy th. southeast corner of Mitchell & LytdVs nw t.:.
231 Twentieth stres'
Manufacturer of a:i kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a Specialty. Repairing dene neatly and promptly.
A share of tour patronage respectfully elicited.
1618 Second Avenue, Rock Islam!. I.
K tf. HUDSON. M. J. Pabkkb.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estima'
fursislied when, desired.
Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth et. Rock Island.
Roek Island Brass Foundrv i
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Al' kinds of brass, bronre and aluminum bronre casting, all shades and tcayi-rf i
a (pecialty of brass metal pattern and artletic work.
Shoi bd Orrici-At 1631 First avenue, tear Ferry lar-ding.
J. MAGER, Proprietor
Opera 3EIo ul&o :Salooi
GEORGE SCHAFEB, Proprietor.
1801 Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth Street, . Opposite Harper'. Tbi-atn-.
The choicest Wine. Liquors, Beer and Cigars always or, Ha
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Established 1880 113.
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J. Mi CHRISTY.
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Tde y -e L
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C.J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
im 11SJ Fourth ave ne. Besid.nce 1119 fourth avenue.
Plans and rpeciflcatior.s furoUbcd on all classes of Kork; also apeit forWilkr's FattnV-1'
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