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I 1 , ! i. IMiliJA V, JULiY 21, 1
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Iridav, July 21, 1893.
Johm P. Alto, eld still appi-ars to
be governor of Illinois.
Sciiweinfikth has started anoth
er heaven1" in Kentucky, but we
wonder where he will find hisansrels.
The Smiths are not in it with the
Johnsons tip in Chicago. There are
over 4,700 families of Johnson, John,
stem or Johnstone, and only 4.030
families of Smiths.
Scratch a jrold bug and as a rule
you will find a high protective tar-
iflite. "The tariff can wait."1 says
the protective tariflite." The tariff
can wait,11 echoes the goldlmfj. The
tariflite and gold bug are:
1 wo souls with but a single thoupht,
Two hearts that beat a one.
The New York Evening Sun lias a
horror of the threatened advent of
white stockings. It remarks: All
who appreciate the fitful gleaming
of that most aesthetic thing, a shape
ly ankle, join in hoping that the fear
of the revival by women of the white
stocking is unfounded. In davs of
mud it is execrable, and taken in
conjunction with the pedal f a bicy
cle it is an abomination. May the
sound sense of the American girl
keep it in wcli-earncd oblivion."1
Yerken Contribution to Science
The Yerkes telescope for the Uni
versity of Chicago is prac tically com
pleted at the works of Warner & Swa
ey, of Cleveland, and parts of it are
going farward daily to Chicago for
exhibition at the fair. 15y August 1
it will be mounted in the building of
the manufactures and liberal arts,
a giant creation, waiting only the
presence of the lens to become a most
powerful servant of science. This
telescope is a tremendous giant. The
lenses which the Clarks are cutting
will weigh 750 pounds and are 40
inches in diameter, and the tube and
other machinery necessary to the use
of so great a lens will weigh nearly 70
It is extremely dillieult for anyone
who is not familiar with astronomi
cal work to realize what an immense
and very complicated machine is re
quired in order that the best possible
results can be obtained from a "Teat
lens. A modern telescope has some
of the niceties of a fine chronometer
and the bulk of great boilers. The
Yerkes surpasses in both respects
any other instrument that has ever
been made. It is nearly one-half
heavier and the lens is expected to
be fully 25 per cent more powerful
than that of the great Lick telescope,
which was also built by Messrs.
Warner & Swasey, and which greatly
exceeds any instrument built prior
The tube which is to hold the great
Yerkes lens is over six tons in weight
and f feet in length, without the
eye-piece. The telescope as a whole
is so great that it is impossible to
set it up in the largest shops of the
makers. The tube is cigar-shaped,
'.IH inches in diameter at the eve end.
where the rays focus. 52 inches at
the center and 40 inches at tin; object
end. It is fastened directly to the
declination axis, which is a solid
steel shaft a foot in diameter and
weighing S.0;n pounds. The axis is
fixed and works in a huge casting
,r,(i()0 pounds in weight, known as the
declination sleeve, which is fastened
upon the polar axis. The total
weight, accordingly, which the polar
axis must bear is about l'l.l tons. A
finger's pressure will tip tin; instru
ment. The polar axis presents the
same problems on a larger scale, the
weight, being loj instead of eight
tons, but they are solved -by similar
means in a very satisfactory manner,
and one man will be able to move,
direct and control this great instru
ct mcnt with scarcely more dilliculty
than attended the use of an old-style
6-inch equatorial 25 years ago.
The driving (dock which is to move
this great tube with the steady mo
tion of sun, moon or star, weighs a
ton. When in position in the observ
atory, one remarkable feature will be
the great movable floor. This con
trivance will gneutl v facilitate
work when the star under observa
tion is well down toward thehorison,
and has proved very useful in the
Lick observatory, where it was first
put in operation.
Keep Fulfil 'With the People.
The democrats of the country
lough t the battle and won the vie.
tory last fall in the issue of tariff re
form a tar ff for revenue only.
This was the only vital issue that
was discussed in the newspapers and
on the stump. Therefore the at
tempt now of certain democratic
leaders and t emocratic newspapers
to force to thj front the idea of a
single gold standard, and to make
the acceptance of it a test of loyalty
to the democratic party, is, to put it
mildly a political outrage.
The democi ats are united on the
Question of revising the tariff and re
ucing taxation. That is the issue
on which they can stand together.
Unfortunotely the democrats are not
united on the finance plank of the
national platf irru. of 1892. The sin
gle gold-standard democrats, of which
there are a fev, repndiate it, and are
willing to sacrifice every other inter
est to secr.rc their end. They are
aided anil abe'ted in this by republi
cans and pre tectionists, whose aim
is to disorganize the democratic
parly and prevent the repeal of the
McKinley roblier tariff.
The democrats who wore elected
last fall to coi gress. were elected for
the purpose cf reforming the tariff,
not for the purpose of demonetizing
silver, and establishing gold as the
sole standard if value. They should
not permit the tariff issue to be
forced to the lear; but should insist
first and foremost that the test of
loyalty to den ocracy is to keep faith
with the people by revising the tariff
and removing the robber taxes im
posed by the McKinley bill.
Democratic pledges must be re
deemed before the demands of the
shylocks of Wall street are even con
sidered, if the democrats of congress
would have t!ie people sustain the
The democratic leaders, therefore,
should go slow in outlininga finance
policy for the artv, and strive to
unite the party upon it in the inter
ests of the people. To do this thev
should keep to the front the issue on
which they an united.
It is the duty of the democrats in
congress abov everything else to
keep faith with the people and pre
serve the integrity of the democratic
Churches ats Places of ReYugn In War.
Onr ancestor.- transacted a good deal
of business of one kind or another in and
fcbont their churches. To begin with,
the churches of old England in turbulent
times were ret arded as places of safe
custody for public and private property.
In the border land of England and Scot
land the idea wi.s carried out still more
completely, and churches, or at least
their towers, became regular fortresses
and not infrequ ;ntly were objects of of
fenses and deft use. We may note in
rural England that in the cases of an
cient churches the towers are often not
merely disproportionate in sljo to the
rest of the church, but are carefully and
strongly built, t vidently with an object.
Even in ieaceful Surrey and Sussex
the belfries are veritable strong rooms
with barred wit dows and massive doors
and often conttin a massive treasure
chest. Hither, at the first alarm, money
and valuables were hurried, for beyond
the security of 'hick walls and bars and
bolts there wa i an a-gls of sanctity
which in a superstitious age protected
the building from the most ruthless of
foes. The fortresslike construction cf
many of the bor ler land churches is an
interesting stud;.- to antiquarians. Lcra
A Netv Type of Girt.
I met a new t-pe of girl the other Cay,
end she was cert ainly refreshing. Giris
are all a good deal alike as a general
thing, you knov.', and one does get so
tired of the same old stereotyped girl
sweet enough ir her way, I grant you,
but with an eternal sameness thatgrows
She is a little witch to begin with.
Sho will steal a man's heart before he
knows it and thm pretend not to know
it herself. This damsel is most attract
ive to men, for, spito of her originality,
she is adaptability personified. She serins
to be able to converse intelligently with
all sorts of men and gets each fellow's
fad at her finger tips too. Sho knows
more than many of herjuen friends, but
she never lets them suspect it. Hho
makes each hek'eve that sdio learns so
much from him r.iul depends so much oa
him. She is a cry feminine, unassum
ing, natr.r:-.! sor of little woman, with
something r.ppei'.Iing about her.
I'.ut down uu ( r it all she Is artful.
She has made a stud v of itmi, nnd she
has profited ly tk ntudy. Chicago
The Knrtli V.'i.I l ull Out of Kalaiirr.
Jlarshll Winder, one of the best
known of th- t,rtat am;yof Pacific coast
scientists, claim t to have discovered a
'third principal motion of the earth,"
which i.i tlii: livery 20.003 years the
globe changes its north uii'd south poles
on, account of t ie attraction the earth
has for its ow:i magnetism. The rim.
too, strongly atractsoue of the poles
and r; ;;cls the other. This being the
case, it only takes the short ppace of
20,1)03 years for he double attraction to
careen it over to such an extent that it
suddenly "flops'1 90 degrees. Mr. Wheel
er says that one of these grand "flops"
occurred C.OOO years ago, at the time set
down by the gei logists as the "glacial
epoch." St. Louis Republic
Thackeray In Conversation.
Mr. Sala says that when Thackeray
was not in "a tet my temper caused by
extreme physical anguish" he was one
of tho most delightful talkers it is possi
ble to imagine. "There were very few
subjects'mdeed on which he could not
talk qud talk aimirably. He was as
proficient in the French and in the Ger
man as in the English language. lie
was never tired ef discoursing about
books and bookmen, about pictures and
painters, about e tchers and engravers
and lithographers and, moreover, he was
a bom wit'aud a polished epigrammat
ist." New York Tribune
KOUNDINC-UP A H!R:.
It Is KRpcted by .'.leant of l.o:ig Day,
of Il.iril IU,lm.
The general rouud-up of a district
requires from sixty to one hundred
cow-boys and from 80. ( to 5 0 cow
ponies. Two or three big wagons
filled with bedding and cooking and
camp utensils accompany the round
up over mountains and across val
leys and bad lands.
The entire district is ridden over
thoroughly by the cow boys. Gul
ohos, canyons, draws, sagebrush
bottoms, cottonwood groves, bad
lands, in feet every foot of tho dis
trict is explored, and every head of
stock is driven to the daily camp of
the round-up. Viewed from the
hills fringing some vast valley a
round-up, with its' circling cow-boy
riders, big herds of noisy cattle,
bands of led horses for the riders and
the wild Western landscape of far
stretching plain and distant moun
tain, combine to make a thrilling
and picturesque scene.
Fifty or sixty miles of hard riding
a day is the average distance covered
by a cow-boy during the round-up.
Five to seven horses are in his string.
Tough and wiry as they aro the fierce
chasing over broken, rough and stony
coin: try uses them up, and for a time
takes tho spirits out of them. No
day's riding is too hard, however, to
keep a cow-boy out of a race if one
is propo.-cd. No cavalry charge could
be a more spirited sight than that of
a lino of cow boys, every man yelling
like an Indian and every horse doing
his best in a half-milo race across
some level stretch of soft prairie.
There is quick work to be done when
some mother and calf too weak to
be driven with the herd are found.
A couple of ropes thrown around the
head and legs of the lu.ty young
calf hold it to the ground. A lire of
sage brush or di irt-wood heats the
branding irons to a dull red, and the
cabalistic signs which mark the
ownership of the victim are burned
irrauieably into the animal's quiver
There arc but two meals a day on
the round-up. lireakfast is long be
fore sun up, and dinner when the
day's work is over. After dinner is
a period of enjoyment. Tho appe
tites, sharpened by fifty or sixty
miles1 hard riding,' have been ap
peased with bacon, potatoes, hot bis
cuit and coffee. Unlucky candidates
for the duties of night herd have
gone swearing and grumbling from
the camp to their lonesome duties,
and there is nothing to do but talk
over the day's adventures, smoke and
tell stories. The anticipated routing
out at 1 o'clock the next morning
cuts short the evening's pleasures,
and by the time dusk changes into
the early darkness of the spring
night beds are pulled from the bag
gage wagon and the camp is asleep.
LOWELL LIKED WINTER.
His Impressions of th: Season Iteflected
in Ills Verse.
In all these poems, as well as those
in diii'ect. there is. to my mind, a
cheery . igor which I can best de
scribe by likening it to the bright
aspect of the New England landscape
in mid-winter. He liked winter, by
the way, as people of a strong con
stitution ar j apt to do. and ho has
written " V Wood Word f jr Winter.1'
One might say that the gaiety of
disposition which he had so strongly
was of the Northern lather than of
the Southern kind, says the Critic.
The sun shim's in a sky without a
cloud, over a w ide domain of dazzling
white, and-the brilliant atmosphere is
filled with the P.ying snow-dust.
lie once, told me he was of Scandi
navian ancestry, and I can imagine
that there was something of this in
his verse and in his nature. I can
fancy, as I read his poetry or remem
ber his conversation, a skald of the
Norseman, with blonde b:uird and
ruddy cheek a:id merry bright eyes,
singing in a snow trench and quaff
ing deep draughts of the legendary
mead. lo you. know how the sap
runs from the side of the sugar
maple? That was very like the clear
current of his verse. He combined
brightness wit h elastic strength. His
mind appeared to me to have a tough
elastic ity, li'.to the supple fibre of a
hickory Kipling or tho rebound of
Wliy V. tm- ,- W.ijjmm .r Kept lun.
In pursuit of a livelihood, the hope
or ultimate ir.tention to marry is a
drawback to woman's success. She
enters a:v vocation haif-heartedly,
not as a liie career, but as a tempora
ry st.ip-gai). Abandoning her trade
for marriage, years afterward, per
haps, she returns to it an invalid and
with dep'-ndents. her hand robbed of
its cunning, and she must take her
place at the bottom of the ladder.
Economically, indeed, she is yet an
industrial makeshift, rarely displac
ing man except at half his pay.
Again, being unorganized, women
Such trades-unions as dare form
are, for want of leadership, scotched
by hard hitting manufacturers at one
blow, few associations surviving one
formal complaint or. strike. Shoo
and tobt'-eco unions have obtained
substantial results in shortening
hours iin j raising pay. Some locali
ties and industries need no unions;
but trade-workers co-operating . for
defense here, as in England, might
achieve enormous benefits for female
wage-earners. Clare de Graft'ennier
ki the Forum.
A Historic Crueitlx.
It has often been wondered what
had become of the crucifix used by
the Abbo F.dgeworth at the execution
of Louis XVL The Paris correspon
dent of a Londuu paper says it is
now in the possesion of a parish
priost of St Wetlard de Guisiere, to
whom it was given by one of bis
flock, a Mme. d'Kspilat, when ebe
Method for Secret Corretp inilence.
At a recent trial in Franco it was
shown that the chemist. Turpin, who
Is undergoing live years1 imprison
ment for treason, made arrangements
with a friend to carry on a secret
correspondence. A letter from tho
prisoner, giving the necessary direc
tions to his friend was read in court.
An official inquiry was made and
some interesting information sup
plied by tho convicts, from which it
was shown thaV when private news
was to bo suppled to a prisoner a
formal letter, apparently containing
nothing of importance, waa sent.
This being read by tho governor,
would be passed on to the prisoner,
who, understanding the missive, and
that it was only necessary to read
between the lines written in milk, ho
could make this perfectly decipher
able by rubbing' it over with a dirty
finger or an old slipper. Another in
genious form ;f secret correspon
dence consisted in leaving letters out
of words, as if the writer were illit
erate. The omitted letters put to
gether formed the requisite word9
and fcntence. Public Opinion.
I'Mt'rf (ireat Woniler.
Wc aie furrovnded by darpeiK nl' tl e way from
the cisulc 10 tl.e piaxr. "Tie prist nerteris,''
cs Pat fay?, "thai after leMirjr out f ourcradl?,
we live oig cnongh to rci ch ur.r jmve."' Thons
ands ate out of tealtl morofe. n orlid and mis
erable, becan-e they do not avail iheirselves of
the reiredy within t-afy nnc'i or them. Dr.
Pierce' Oo;den Medical Di:cxeiy would cure
For all chroric or rnsrne c i!rh, weak
lime, shilling cf blood, bi.ncl:iti, hortnese of
breath, atlhn a and kindred ai!m nf, it is a mo?t
o!ert rinifdy. It clears lhe b'o.vt, invigor
a'os the liver. Improves diicrtiur. ai d builds up
both fle.h and i-trni,'th lxc n n I and pleas
ant lo taste, large bottles, tl. ( i all druggists.
The Nervous System ths Seat
of Life and Mind. Recent
No mystery has ever compared w-i': thrtt of
human life, lthasbeen tlio le.ii.i'ij subject
of professional research anl stiuiy in all ane.
Uut not withstanding this fact ii is not gener
ally k n o w n
that the st :tt
of life N Utt -lite)
in tiie up-perp-m
ne:i r tlio linse
of t uc brain,
ami so sensi
tive is this
portion of the
tem that even
the prick of a
Hccent discoveries have demonstrated that
al. iheorgan.s of the txxly ;.- under tho con
trol of tliei nerve centers, located in or near
tlio b.e of the brain, mid that when these are
deranged t lie orsans which thev supply with
uerve lluid aro also deranged. Whuu it is re
niemnered, that a serious injury to the spinal
c-rd n ill cau-o paralysis of the lx)Jy below
theinjuivd pot it, Itecausc t he nerve, "force is
pr.ien!ed I. the injury from reaching tlio
P :rjl .zed p irtio'i, it wilfhe under-tood ho-.v
t i-j der.iaiement of the nerve centers will
e lusnih'jderaugement. of the various organs
v hid: l!i"V supply with nerve force.
T'vo-t hitd-i of chronic diseases uro duo to
I lie i-nperfejt action of tlio nerve centers at
t lie l)'svi of tho brain, not from a ilei-anpe-nr-'U
primarily originating in th'i or-an ii
S"::'. The great mistake of physicians in
t:eiting theo diseases is that they treat the
organ rather than tho riervo centers which
L.vit llei causo of tho trouble.
lu. TiiAXKLiN Miles, tlio rclclmted spe
cialist. has profoundly studied this subject for
over 20 years and has made niauy inijMirtant
discoveries in connection with it, chief unxmg
thorn tieing tlio facts contained in tlio above
statement, and that the ordinary methods of
traatment are wrong. All headache, dizzi
ness, dullness, contusion, pressure, blues
mania, melancholy, insanity, epilepsy, tu
Vitus dance, etc., aro nervous diseases no
matter how caused. Tho wonderful success of
Mr. Miles' Restorative Nervine is due to the
factthatit is based onthcforegoincprineiple.
Dr. Miles' Hestorative Neuvisf. is sold by
all druggists on a positive cuaran'ef, or sent
direct by Dr. Milks Medical. Co.. Elkhart.
lnd on receipt of price, SI per b ttlo, six
bottles for S3, express prepaid. It contains
neither opiates nor dangerous drugs.
Lame Back. etc.
J BR. SANDER'S ELECTRIC BELT
With Electro-Magnetic SUSPENSORY
"-'r.i i menim um i mprovement I
Win cure without medicine all tlntan remiltinir fmta
ver-tatation of brain nerve forcesi etcewaor intlij.
crction, as nervous debility, sleeplessness, lanctior,
rnramaium, kidney, liver and bladder complaints,
lame back, lumlwgo, ociatlca, all femajx complaints'
g-neral II health, etc. Tiiis electric Belt contains
nonderral InnnnrmrnU over ail others. Current is
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e'ter all other remedies failed, anrt wo c-ive LuniliwH
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J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Kecona Avenue.
1XCOHPOHATED UNDER THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
Kock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p. m., and Satnrday evenins from T to S o'clock.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Persona! cc'
lateral or Real Estate security.
P. L. iJlTCHELL, Pres't. F. C. DKSKMASS, Vice Pree't. J.M BCFOKU, C:.r
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Denktnarm, John Crubanph, Phil Mitchell, H.P. Hull L K'nn
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Buford, John Volk.
Jacksok Jt LlCKsT, Solicitors.
Began business July 8, 1690, and occupy the southeast comer of Mitchell & Lynde s rew -.: u 1'
releDoone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
Manufacturer of a'.l kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a Specialty. Repairing done nt-atly and promptly.
A Ehare of your patronage respectfully solicited.
1618 Second Avenue,, Kock Island.
R U. Hudson. m. Pakkkp.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estiroav
furaiBhed when desired.
8hop cor. First ave. and Seventeenth ei. Rock Island.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AKD ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Al' kinds of braes, brouae and aluminum bronze casting, all shades and ttmnw'x.i
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
Snor tvD Orncr-At im First avenue. Drsr Ferry lai.dinp, . KCCK IM :
E0RGE SCHATEK, Froprietor.
1801 Second Avenue, Corner of iiixtetnth Street, . Opj.ceite Harper's Tte ;-..
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on H
Free Lunch Every Day
K "tab'.isbed lf80 18M3.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by buying yonr Crockery, Glassware, Cut
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Reliable 5 aid 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third Av
.C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder.
1121 1123 Fourth avenue. Residence 1119 r'cntth avenue.
Plans and rpecifications furnUhcd on all classes of work; also pert foiIWillir's I'sunt, 1 L ;
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