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rJIiE GU.S, TIIUPiSDAr, JULY 20.1803.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1(R4 Second
Avenue, Hock Island, 1)1.
J. W. Potter,
Tnas Daily 50c per month; Weekly ax.uo
t aunum; in advance (1 .SO.
An communications of a critical or arvunienta
ttrt character, political or religion, must have
I name attached for publication. Nonsuch
a-tnles will be printed over fictitious signature.
Anoymona communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
li Kick island counts .
TnLKSDAY, JfLY .'", 1893.
In England 18.1, OOfi velocipedes are
turned out annually. In France,
where they used to laugh at the
wheelmen, there are now 3i0,000
proprietary wheelmen, and perhaps
as manv more who hire w heels.
Jt has been discovered at Denver,
at least it is so reported, that a Chi
cago syndicate is systematically
shipping deformed persons and va
grants to western cities, where they
are taken in hand by local sharpers
and sent out to bejj on a rcentage.
The honor of lirst discovering the
comet that is now agitating the public
mind, it is said belongs to a citizen of
Tarrytown, N. J., who lays no claim
whatever to scientific knowledge,
and who saw the celestial tramp with
his naked eye, though not especially
on the lookout for anything unusual
in the astronomical line.
Waxamakf.k, the world's greatest
clothier and the prince of advertis
ers, once said: '-It is not a question
as to whether or not I will patronize
a newspaper or its publisher. That
is the very smallest part of the con
sideration. The question is, can I
afford to stay out of the newspaper?
Can my business afford to be ne
glected to that extent? It is not a
question of how much a publisher
will make off of me, but how much I
will lose in the event of my neglect
ing to advertise. The printer in
nine cases out of 10 stand the loss
which follows a failure to advertise
in his paper. The advertiser is pre
aumed to make a hundred times more
than the publisher, hence to not ad
Tertise is like cutting off my nose to
spite my head."
A IXallcionN Mirhlsamlf r.
The Union publishes, with evident
glee, an extract from a letter sent by
an individual up in Michigan to a
iiock Island business man, in which
the former charges the present ad
ministration with being responsible
for the depression in trade and busi
ness. The yawper from Michigan
only takes up the refrain being sung
from one end of the country to the
other by blind partisans of the late
republican party, who hope to fool
the people by their delusive cry.
Hasn't President Cleveland did all
in his power to relieve the country
of the iniquitous laws placed on our
statute books by republican votes, in
calling an extra session of congress
for that purpose? And the demo
cratic senate and house may be de
pended upon to act quickly, but in
telligently. lij the way, in cxt(;'ing the pros
pect for an unprecedented corn crop,
the Union fails to give the dem
ocratic administration credit for
the same. It would be just as rea-
Honablc to say that tilt abundant
crops are due to the sagaciousness of
President Cleveland, as to Imlil him
or his party responsible for the linan
cial conditions which now exist.'
The Npiv l.tumcy I.uw.
Urief reference has been hereto
- , i i , i
lore oeen inane in our local columns
of the law enacted by the recent leg
islature changing materially the sta
tutory provisions previously existing
in relation to the the commitment
and detention of those who through
-mental misfortune become the wards
of the state. The law as altered
went into force July 1, but doubtless
most physicians and laymen are ig
norant of its provisions. Under the
old system a trial in court before a
jury of six, one of them a physician,
was necessary. Hereafter neither a
jury nor a hearing in open court will
be absolutely necessary. If the per
son alleged to be insane or any one
acting for him demands a jury trial
then the request must be granted
and the judge has to appoint counsel
to represent the alleged lunatic.
JJut if the jury is not asked for then
it is left to the discretion of the judge
whether there shall be one or wheth
er the sanity of the erson shall be
inquired into by a commission of
two qualified physicians in regular
practice selected by the court on ac
count of their competency and integ
rity. Inquests in lunacy may' hereafter
be held in open court, in chamb s,
or at the home of the person alleged
to he insane, at the discretion of the
judge. Tho latter must preside
wherever court may be held and the
patient must be present. If pro
ceedings are conducted in the court
room tl judge may require all ex
cept tl e patient, his friends, wit
nesses, licensed attorneys and attor
neys and officers of the court to with
It will be seen that while provision
is made for the protection of every
one against the danger of being sent
to an asylum when not insane, the
law is sj modified as not to require a
family to make public the insanity of
one of i s members and to take him
into a court room for ' the entertain
ment of idle spectators.
The old law authorized the trus
tees of a state insane asylum to dis
charge i. patient when they deem it
advisable to do so. The new law au
thorizes discharges because the pa
tient is cured, because his friends
want him released and the superin
tendent sees no danger because he is
so far improved as to be able to take
care of Limelf, or because he is in
curable or harmless and his room is
needed fir others. Authority is also
given to release patients - on parole
fr n6t over three months, and if not
returned within that time a new or
der of commitment is ntsfc'sarv.
Yicnua'a Rachelor Club.
Oar Vi nna correspondent is able to
jontrsvlic. a misleading report. It has
boon said that a clnb of men of position
aas been formed in that city for the as
sistance o: voting women of humble ; ::
tion who may aspire to marr ia.se v. -'h
them. A new clnb hns indeed co.ne i
beinp;. but it is of quite another sort. It
is a club (f professed i-achl'-r: a
bate orde of dandies. It s -rivi-;. s
origin no uoabt from a well ;i,own I- Di
llon institution rrhioh bears the
name. But our Bachelors' club -in'. - ::s
members by no tc-if cknyin:- ordinate?
in reirJ ' o the futnr?, and wo believe
it demandi not taoro than ta-;t candi
dates shaL have been .vin.le at or.s ii'.y.::
in th!ir lives. Thr.t r.iiht be tolerated
as .a passiupc condition, bv.t it is a very
different thing t r.hr.t tho door to re
pentance f jrever.
The Vic hucso v.-oir.en are justly Li
censed, and some threaten to reta:i::to 1 ;
fonuinjf mother sccicty pledged t a
stern refuf-r.l of all offers from the Bach
elors' club. This implies the belief th:.:
the bachelors cannot possibly keep their
vows, and it proves tolein singular har
mony with experience. They have bro?:; n
them by sir ticipation. An indignant wo
man has " pen!y charged the presidrr.t '
with frequent promises of marriage t
herself and has demanded his deposition.
In all probability the institution nil
have to clu.ngo its tit!:; and liecome th.
Sour Grap"s. London Telegraph.
P ru Makes Hi naralion.
Secretary Greshr.t i hzs leen fortnnr.te
enough to f core a -.:ccess within tho flv t
six weeks c f his service at the bead c.-f
the departi lent of st.ite.
Peru has promised full reparation f..r
the recent attack upon our conyuh r
Bgency at Jlollendo, antf as an earnest of
her propose has already removed fr.x.i
office tire ft bprefecf of the departmen:
in which th t assault occurred. Minister
Ilicks, in r -porting the affair, spoke of
the xierson who had been wounded as a;:
acting consular agnt, and since Mr.
Griffith is cur accredited representative
at Mulienuo a native of Peru may have
been in temporary charge of tho con
sulate dnrii.g the outbreak of mob vio
lence. But Mr. Gresham's demand for
reparation was based on the offense com
mitted against the government as well
as on the injury to person and property.
Prompt i s that demand was, the re
sponse of Pjra has been equally quick
and unequivocal. She has expressed her
regret for the occurrence, so that the
apology due to the government is prac
tically complete, and the projer amount
of indemnity can easily be settled. This
little incidei t. sprung r.pon the new state
department and rapidly disposed, of, may
have r.n ind rrct influence much beyond
its intrinsic importance as a practical
experience of the value of courteous
frankness hi d vigor i:: ihv.lh-g with for
eign nations--. Xi:v.- York friua.
The mari 10 insurance companies on
this side of the Alhtniio have giv;a r.
nil hope of he X::r-..':i.-.. ,-nd the ST--York
Mr.t-.-it;! nirl t! Atlantic Mntr.al
insurance c ( -..,-;.iih - have be:vr.:i top:iy
CfT their po!i v .; .: the Naronic'.i.tr.vgo.
"Law and c-ust.,:;: ' i.i.t compel lis
to pay r.i-.tn :rer a yc, --.j I ;; U:r. s::..i
the piv: -idc ! the v.- V;,rl: Mr.f.tal
Insnraiice w.;::p::uy, -i :.t v.- r" sati:.
fied thai ih ' i.uroi ic ;.. h-t. The i-i.le
on tl-.i.i '. t ..at i:::.r:r.-::c.; co"
panii :;. si'.oi' 1 i i:. j ;;y f . r b ?:.; Ul.til
the laps.: of : yv.iv i c'.ay : prang in
to existence in the v.',;:-:) there
were only k; iiag V " :-el--. The: there
was good r( :iso;; fer ;h" rule, but in
these days of stc ::n: ;hips tl'.rvcj can be no
rear-on for la.y faeh delay."
The presid- nt of the Atlantic Mutnal
Insuranc-e ct inpanj- said that they con
sidered the vessel lost, and there wsis no
use of waitin longer to settle up with
tho policy holders.
Tb Result of Kt cent Imcr . n t
The London Times gives a lon ac
count of a number of o.ipi i;n..nt
lately made with a new 'cle eriolio.i
of 6teel, the success of w hich upbear.
to point to a revolution in tho steel
trade. It says, in part: An Impor
tant advance in the manufacture of
what is technically kn ;wn as tool
steel has recently been developed
into practical shape in I'.nedand. It
i8 a new process, tho invention of
Mr. Francis G. Hates of Philadelphia,
which has been under trial in this
country for the past twelve n nths
on a working sc ile. It c n.-i ts in
converting a low-grade steel, b.- a
, remarkably economical process into
a high-class steel, suitable ior mak
ing turning tools for iron and sic?l,
punches, chisels and similar articles.
The system is carried out by plac
ing bars of Hesscmer or other stool,
containing a low percentage of car
bon, in a specially designed furnace
and subjecting them to a high tem
perature. The steel to be converted
is cmbe-l-lv I in a carbonaceous com
pound of special character and placed
in a chamber in the furnace which
has three fire-grates, with flues and
passages so constructed that a sur
prising economy of fuel is secured by
reason of the perfect character of the
combur-tion. So complete is the com
bustion that there is no escape of any
risible products in the form of smoke
after tho furnace ha been started,
and although a very high tempera
ture has to be maintained, equal to
melting cast iron, the temperature
of the e -caning gases is remark
ably low. so thoroughly is every
atom of h at utilized.
Many tons of steel have been so
converted, and a number of tools
have been made from it. In all cases
the tools thus made have turned out
exceedingly well, some c-f them doing
work comparable with that done by
Mushet steel, which is the most
costly steel made. Various brands
of low-grade steel, including Besse
mer, Glengarnock basic. Brown Bay
ley and Brymbo steel, costing on tho
average 7 per ton, have been tried.
From these bars, when converted,
turning tools, punches and chisels
were made and successfully tested in
Tho process is, in fact, a commer
cial success, and constitutes a new
departure in the manufacture of high
class steel from steel of a low-grade.
Many well-known users of steel have,
after due trial, certified to its value,
and have expressed their readiness
to adopt it. Should the apparently
reasonable expectations entertained
respecting this stool bo realized, a
revolution in the stool traJe should
practical I. result. Moreover, by the
Bates sy:i :n, not only can steel be
success, nr. t.-oate 1, but wrought
and, car.f.r n can lie converted. Its
app.iCutinn. i.i ;act, appears to be
very far re:u hing and capable- of
meeting tho requirements of war as
well as those of peace.
THE TEXAS R AZOF? SACK.
f !i"-u.!l liin Iaruer.
Here is a true st ry from Germany
that r. a ls like a romance. A man
was avre-ted by a policeman at Kel
helm and was v.Vlking quietly along
with his rapt r beside the Dunube
when su Idenly he jumped into the
water. The weather had been very
severe, and th?re were great blocks
of floating icj stretching across the
stream. Springing from block to
block, the prisoner succeeded in gain
ing the opposite bank, followed at a
distance by the ofiieer. But the po
liceman was less nimble and fell into
the swift river. Here was a nice
questkn-. Ought a man who was
under arrst to stand by and see a
fellow-creature, and even a police
man, drown, or ought he to risk his
own life to save him. with the pros
pects of jail afterward? To tho
credit of human nature, the prisoner
did not hesitate a moment. Ho
plunged in and brought the police
man safely to dry land. Then it was
the turn of the policeman to be gen
erous. He offered o speak to the
proper authorities and get a life
saving medal for his preserver. The
latter, however, did not see the mat
ter quite in tho s;nn'i light. He
claimed his liberty, and the other
one agreed that lie had earned it
and. giving him a couple of marks
i for himself, dismissed him with a
i blessing. So the follow got away.
I New York World.
A Si.usoimble Trick.
Tho confed ioners have been revenging
themselves ii. tho past few days. It is
tho custom of the majority of girls who
enter to bay five cents' worth of candy
to eat from the trays about as much
more. A FDurth street confectioner
filled liia cour ters with all kinds of April
Fool candy. Some of it was red hot;
other pieces hid email lumps of soap in
sido and othei s cork and rnbber. It was
very amusing to watch the young women
as they helped themselves to the sweets.
The faces tlu y made would have dam
aged a looking glass. One piece was
enough. The trick caused a great deal
of merriment among the clerks of the
store. Lonis ille Courier-Journal.
l'arroiou i TJ.-i.l In- AmtTit-aii Hulls.
Great excitement was caused in
Barcelona recently by ua invasion of
bulls. Tho town wa literally at tho
abscduto mercy of about 0 of those
animals Three hundred American
bulls had that morning arrived by
tho Italian cargo steamers. During
the; unloading process a rope that
bound a whole herd together suddenly
broke, and between ninety and 100
bulls escaped. The animals stam
peded across the quay and finally dis
persed in different streets. The in
habitants were panic stricken. Soon
a formidable battle was waged against
the infuriated animals, but it was not
till evening that tho populace had
euccoeded in partly killing and partly
capturing the greater number of the
iJCiast. Two people were killed
namely, a young girl, who was
trampled to death, and an old lady,
who was gored Nine persons were
injured, four fatally, and tho damage
dono to houses, shops and lamp posts
was considerable. The slaughtered
bulls lay about tho streets, and many
inhabitants helped themselves. Pall
Tiio motion of tho earth around the
sun is 0,305 miles an hour, over 1,000
miles a minntt , or 19 miles a second.
A Tt-mpt.ngr OHer.
He I will gladly share all your
She I haven't got any troubles,
i He But you will have lots of them
I utter we aro married Texas Sift-
A Ho? That !m SuinpHmnN n Mutch for
"No, I have not been toying with
a buzz-saw nor shaking hands with a
cyclone," said Samuel Heather! y. us
he limped to a scat in the hotel
rotunda. I have been having a mati
nee with . a razor-back . hog. I've
bought a home at Dallas. Texas,
aad have taken great pains to
fix my lawn au fait. You see down
in that country people pretty nearly
live out o' doors, and the flowers that
bloom only in the spring up here shed
their sweetness all the year round.
"The other day I discovered that
one of those long, lank, razor-back
hogs, that can outrun an ostrich and
root a hole through a ank vault
while you wait, had got in and started
to tunnel down ta China, I went out
and made a few impromptu remarks
to him, but he didn't mind kept
right on with the artesian well.
Then I broke a $4 rake across his
spinal vertebra? and the circus com
menced. I would get him within
three feet of the open gate, when he
would turn, run over me and begin a
new excavation before I could get my
feet out of the air. I then called a
policeman, but ho ran between tho
copper's legs, threw him a double
somersault and broke his collar bone.
The miserable tool of an effete ad-minir-tration
is now suing me for
"1 was just about to turn in a fire
alarm and ask tho department to put
the porker out, when an old negro
stuck his heal over the fence and
offered to remove him for two bits.
I closed with him at once, fat down,
nursed myself and watched the pro
ceedings. He went up to the hog
and remarked: -You stay right w'ar
you is. D'ye hyarl Don't ebber
lera-nii catch you onto dis yer lot.'
Tho bog looked at him and moved
toward the g;s:-;. The neirro tried to
head him off, but he uttered a loud
'woof and went down the street
like Old Nick beating tanbark.
Don't tell me t hat man has descended
from the monkey! He has simply
shed his bristle, that is all."
An latrotlortiou to tlti Out c-n
is n honor conferred upon only a favri-d few.
B"t every lady of the lar.d may have ready access
to the qnetn of remedies Tr. Fierce' Favorite
Prescription, Ones kr.own, always a valued
friend. It promises lo positively cure every form
of weakness peculiar to women, ar.d confirms this
promise by a written goarantee of satisfaction,
(rnaranteed in every case, or mrrity returned.
This royal remedy is carefully p'c pared for women
only, and it efficiency is vonciied fur by count
less happy homes and countless thousands of tes
timonial i. A trial will ciivin-e yon that It is in
valuable la correetln; ail irregularities ani weak
nesses for which it is designed.
Fits All fits stopped free by Dr
Kline's Great Nerve Kestorer. No
fits after the first day's use. Marvel
ous cures. Treaise and if 2 trial hot
tie free to fit cases. Send to l)r"
Kline, 931 Arch street, Philadelphia'
Pa For sale bv all druggists; call
The Nervous System the Seat
of Life and Mind. Recent
No mytery has ever compar"d with that of
humun'life. it has been the leuchrii r-ubject
of professional research anil si uuy i i nil lines.
But notwithstanding this (act it is m: pener-
tluit the se:it
of life is loca
ted in the u -perptirt
near the tinse
of the bra i n,
and so sensi
tive is this
port ion of 1 he
tem that even
the prick of a
H.r-Vii'. (i:sco"e-l: 5 Inveclcmonstrated tii-it
a; i:t;uus of the IxMiy ur under tho con
tv.il of tin ri'-ro centers, located in or near
(he b n t .f tho brain, and that when these arc
isni.c. i ui ;a:is which I iiev suj.p.y wit h
i.ervo Uu 1 :o also derautred. Whoa n is re-rii'-'.i'iet.'
i l ii.,t :i serious i:i jury to 1 ho spinal
c ii'.l vi'.lci'i p.iralysis of the boJy below
lie! i i.ir 1 poiri . be.'uusc he nerve force is
I -: -ve:i V.1 by tii.j injury from reaching tho
;-. i :!yz:' i p :ti.m, ir will ho understand lio.v
t o 'i- in '-'-ir-nt lil th-.MUTvo centers win
i i li i (ic.-.i n zeinent. ortde various organs
a I'c'v - i :! wiili norve for-e.
o-t'.iir ? tot Hironii? diseases tiro O-.io to
;i;n-.i.' i. :t'ti incllv? nerve cen'ers at
,";.f I'll b:-ai:i, not from P. clcranpe-
i p-;-;u:-i:y orarinuting in ttia outran it
T.. ti j.lr. iiti.-t:: of pjiriatis in
1 i:i.r iiro diseases i.-.th .t tiiev t.v.it tho
or ;.;:i ; .:: her th.i i tho nerve centers vvhioii
a: - lii i -no of i'o ttirjWe.
ir.t. Kasi;:.ix Mi;.!-:., tiio celebrate 1 spe
r i"i . i .litis profoundly studied t his subject for
i) r li years, and has i.uule many ittijjortatit
i: "i.'crn'i in connection with it, chief anion
1 "i.. n iieiiH t lio f;i.ts contained ia the above
i'.em..':it, and that the ordinary methods of
tr j.tuient. are vrotis. All headache, dlzzi-n-.-.
dullness, eontusl:i!i. pressure, liluis
rs ;-i::i, melancholy, iusanity, epilepsy, M.
Vi is da ncs, ct-;.. an nervous diseases no
mi ter h.v.v caused. 'J'he wonderful success of
He. Miies' Restorative Nervines Is duo to the
fa -f, tlrit it is bn.,cd on the foviroiiii principle.
!- t- SllIXS' ltKSTOUATIVE N EUVIN K Is s .lid by
nil di-j ;;is(so.i a positive cuaran'e.-, or kent
cii:-oi by l)it. JliLiKS Medical. ',., Cikliart,
1 1 1 . o:i receipt of price, tl , er b ttle. six
b :-tsfnr S. crprtvs prepaid, li, contains
Lu;iujo;):a-e.i no. d in -orcus drugs.
kame EtacK. occ
IK. SAHDEH'S ELECTRIC BELT
, With Elcsctro-lfiagnetlc SUSPENSORY
l(t l'atcnc I lict ImproTemcaU t
Win cure without medicine all Kralwi rcmilUnir from
over-taxation of brain iwrre forces; exenueaor indis
cretion, a nerrons debility, cltwptenineall. Urn Jr.
rheumatism, kidney, liver and bladder compiiintaL
i'.'fff?: '" "Bu. Bciatjr all female compmnt?,
general ill health, etc. Tiiia electric Belt conudna
tXSiZfiir'llV r,-' !l "" enrrent la
wiU cure alt of the alwvo aimues or ro pay. Thou.
carter all other remedies fiuled. and c riT LundredJ
of tetumonialsin thisanderery other stnteT
rJoerral Impran EtKlTRIC 8VI-r(flOBV. th
greatest boon ayer ottered Weak men. Hikk wHoall
VOdars bend for lllus'J I-amplilet, mailed .scaled, (raa
6ANDEN ELECTRIC CO
So. 68 Mutte (Jtreet, i.'JaiCACH, IUUSki
You Should Know'
of Chicago MakeaSol
"Which Has Ko qva,.
Stan dd Quality ?xV(i:'"
i 1 9 - -l B I Ml' tfe. C ' J
f t n nt it i t:,jr
; ki i i r. v ! y -
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
' 1706 ecoiiu Avenue
IXCOltrOKATED UXDEK THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank
Rock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to S p. in., and Saturday evening froa 7 to S oV-.
Five per cent Interest B.id on Deposits. Money loaned on Pers : r.a. A
lateral or Keal Estate security.
P. L. MITCHELL, Prea't. F. C. DKXKMANS, Vice Pres't. J M BUF(h!. a
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Oenkmann, John Crnbanch, Phil Mitchell, H, P. Uuil L - , V. J iSs
E. W. Unrst, J. M. Boford, John Volk. ' ' " U B
Beran btuinem Jnlv 8. lafln. mH nrf-nnv tr,4vntt.a.. r
" " ww -r j svnuivuti WlUtl Ul aQUVUCli taU LLL't P 1. 1 W . -..1$.
231 Twentieth stree
Mannfactorei of all kinds of
BOOTS AND 8HOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a Spec ialty. Repairing dote neatly and promptly.
A enare of Tonr patronage reepectfully falicited.
1618 Second Avenue, iRock I.-T.ir !. I.
R Q. Hudson.
M. J. Pabkw.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. EsniS't
inrai8hed when desired.
81iod cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth t. Rock fr.!sni
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AKD ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Al' kinds of brass, bronie and aluminum bronze casting, all shade? ard r-u:. S
a specialty of brags metal pattern and artistic work.
SHPr jxd Office At 1831 First avenue, tear Ferry iar.dio.
diDp, - at 1 1. AM-'
L MAGER, Fio: ii-:cr: f j
Opera, Ho o.o -S;alco3
GEORGE S CHAFE E, Proprietor.
laoi Second Avenue, Corner of Siitetnth Street, - . Opposite l!ar cr 1 .
The choicest Wine, Liquors. Beer and Cigars always c:- H:
Tree l.nnch Every Day . t-audwicbe FnrcW ... - - . --
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by buying yonr Crockery, GJasswaie, Cut- p
lery, Tinware, Woodware, and BrcEhee, at tte Old ai d (
xtenaDie o a"l 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Tbira Ave
J. M. CHRISTY,
mmmm cf mm ho --'''5 p:
Ask Tonr Grocer for Then. ' '
The-1 r r'cty "ith i I'" r r c l.r f ' "
C. J. W. SCHREINER, C
r j. j- t-j-i 3 Tl
wuiitraciur ana x unuxj
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