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THE A KG U 8, WEDXESDA V, AUGUST-21893.
Pabtished Daily and Weekly at KK4 Second
Avenue, Hock Island, 111.
J. W. Fottkr. - - , Publisher.
Tmaxn Dally sue per month; Weakly W.UO
P luu; tn advance 11.50.
AH communications of a critical or ant umenta
ttve character, political or religions, must have
Ml aarae attached for publication. No such
arttelea will be printed orer fictitious signatures.
Aooymous communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
In Rock Island county.
Wednesday, Ai gist 2, 1893.
Kansas with all its faults and short
-comings has 44 counties with ten-
antlers poor houses.
In St. Louis the people have drawn
about $8,000,000 from the banks
within a few weeks. And now they
are taking it right back again.
The Hon. II. II. Ham, of Georgia,
wants to pass a law "to do awav with
the base ball nuisance," and the Chi
cago Globe gives this warning note:
Ixok, Anson, you're the individual
Now Governor Altgeld is catchinc
it from the republican press in Mo
line because he saw fit to remove Dr
Joshua Lindahl from the office of
state geologist and appoint in his
stead a man more to his liking. It
is surprising what a number of sins
the governor is obliged to answer for,
in doing his duty as he sees it.
Says the Cincinnati Commercial
Gazette: "There are wars and rumors
of wars in various parts of this
troublous world, but your Uncle Sam
uel congratulates himself that he has
not an enemy bevond the borders of
his own broad and rich domain."
Uncle Sam conld indulge in no such
"congratulations, the Louisville Cour
ier Journal reminds its Ohio neigh
bor, if he had a finger in the Siamese
pie or were mixed up with distant
Hawaii's and other "entangling alli
ances." The railroad companies of Kansas
are having a hard time this vear.
They have been forced by legislation
to reduce freight rates, and their
property has been assessed 20 per
cent more for taxes than it was last
year, although it is of really less
value now than then. To even up
things the companies are discharg
ing employes, cutting down salaries,
taking off trains and reducing ex
penses generally, and it begins to
look as if the retrenchment will dam
age the state about as much as the
increased taxes and reduction in
rates will benefit it. The sufferings
of bleeding Kansas are not over yet.
St. Lons Republic: Why will
the late Mrs. Nevins-Ulaine persist
in obtruding her private affairs upon
the public notice? The public does
not care a rush as to her domestic
infelicities with her first husband.
Its interest in the case was buried
with James G. Blaine, Sr. As for
James G. Blaine, Jr., let him go his
ways. He is at least entitled to
recognition for the merit of keeping
his private affairs to himself. And
there is an old-fashioned idea, still
current among refined people, that
they arc not the least among suffer
ers who suffer in silence. Jimmv
docs not wear the wrinkles of suffer
ing, Tjut he probably does not feel
proud of himself. The young fellow
mav have learned a lesson.
It is a curious fact that the devel
opment of the female journalist stops
nhort at a well defined point the
costume line. In a recent well writ
ten report, by a newspaper woman,
of a convention of other women fa
mous for their encroachment on mas
culine preserves and prerogatives,
and whose very excuse for existence
is their inferiority to the aesthetics
of the wardrobe, every speaker was,
in turn, described to the last detail
of her dress. Imagine, says Daily
America, Bob Ingersoll carefully de
picted as wearing a "fetching toilet
of grav corkscrew and perfectly love
ly white hat and polka dot four-in-hand,"
when assailing the Mosaic
cosmogony or Senator Sherman's
forthcoming demolition of his own
act as bring wrought "in a simply
beautiful summer suit, cut bias, with
smoked pearl buttons and the dainti
est pair of russet shoes conceivable."
For lie Might Have Been a Basalan.
The case of Lnp Chue, the Chinaman
who was arrested for violating the
United States registration law, was heard
before United States Commissioner A. J.
Williams yesterday. Judge Blandin, the
attorney for Lup Chue, charged that the
state conld not prove that Lup Chue was
a Chinaman. There was no expert testi
mony to demonstrate that Lnp Chue was
not a Japanese, or a Russian, or a Turk,
or any other nationality. The state was
utterly unable to show what constituted
a Chinaman, and Lnp Chue wan dis
charged. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
rm tl e little heartseases'
I don1 1 care for pouting akieal
If the butterfly delay.
Can I therefore stay away?
If the coward bumblebee
In his chimney corner stay,
I matt resolute be!
WhoM apologize for me?
Dear old fashioned little flower!
Eden is old fashioned, too
Birds are antiquated fellows
Heaven does not change her bine.
Kor v ill I, the little heartsease, ,
Ever lie induced to do.
-Emily Die kinson la Youth's Companion.
The : Jlstory of the Flag.
On June 14, 1777, 116 years ago, the con
tinental congress adopted the stars and
stripes as the flag of the United States.
The conventianal prejudice against the
number 13 cot.ld not have prevailed exten
sively at that time, for the ensign of the
patriot colon, sts consisted of 13 stars and
13 stripes, symbolical of the 13 original
The original idea of those members of
congress who interested themselves in the
flag question appears to have been to make
the number ol stars ard stripes correspond
with thenumlier of states, and subsequent
ly upon the admission of Kentucky and
Vermont, both stars and stripes were in
creased to 15.
Two objections to a further extension of
this idea now appeared. For purposes of
symmetry it was desirable that the ex
treme upper and lower stripes should be
red, a white stripe at the border being in
distinct and unsuitable. To retain this
the number c f Etripes must, of necessity,
always be an odd one, and no new state
could be repiesented upon the national
banner until another newly admitted state
should be there to keep it company. Thus
California, admitted in 1S50, would have
been unrepresented for eight years until,
in 1S58, Minn esota was admitted a cum
brous and unsatisfactory condition of
things for new states proud of their advent
into the Federal Union.
To obviate t lis difficulty and to preserve
the beauty of the flag a compromise was
effected. The stars were to correspond
with the number of existing states, the
stripes with tl e number of original states.
The latter were reduced to 13. The former
have since be n increased to their present
cumber, 44. S ich is the history of the flag.
Xew York S in.
It will be difficult to picture a more ele
gant or more interesting sight than the
hatching of tie butterfly broods in the
"insect house" during the summer. The
glass cases, filled with damp moss and
earth and adcrned with portions of tree
trunks or plants suited to the habits of
the moths, are peopled by these exquisite
and delicate creatures as one after another
separates itseli from the chrysalis case in
which it has bn sleeping all the winter,
and fluttering upward with weak and un
certain movements exposes its full beau
ties to the lighs. The wings of the largest
kind, such as t he great orange brown "At
las" moth, are as wide as those of a missel
thrush, and thu great size of this and other
species ' increa.;es the strange likeness to
bird forms which is so marked even in the
smaller English hawk moths.
The giant moths of the tropics, unlike
the rest of the insect world, have faces and
features not devoid of expression. Some
resemble birds others cats. Some are cov
ered with lonar, soft plumage, like the
feathers of the marabout or the plumes of
swans; others are wrapped ia a silky
mantle like an Angora kitten or clothed in
ermine and sables. The depth and softness
of these down;- mantles make the impulse
to stroke then suggest itself at once, yet
when the head keeper lifts them from the
branch on whic h they rest, as a falconer lifts
his hawk, the feeling that they are neither
moths nor anir lals, but long winged birds
is equally irresistible. Iondon Spectator.
Whf-re Litre Ia Mode.
Lace is made all over Europe, and of all
the lace markc s in the world Nottingham,
England, is perhaps the greatest, and next
to that Calais. France. To Nottingham is
where we go t get the great bulk of our
machine made lace, and today the ma
chines are turning out such perfect imita
tions of the handmnde article that only an
expert can tell the difference
Handmade l.-ice, particularly torchon. Is
made all over 1 telgium, in Le Puy, France,
and all over Saxony. It is given to lit
tle girls who work the first pattern, and
for this are paid as low, or as high, which
ever way they look at it, as 5 centimes per
yard. Machine made torchons are made in
Brumen, Prussia, about an hour's ride
J i-3 ujouc I
in Calais, Roul aix and Nottingham, while
the handmade is madn in Ttrnaaolo nn.i
Condray. The machine made laces are ex
cellent imitations nnrl an woll mal t lw,.
they have to n large extent taken the'
. i . . i . . , ... i
lioce vi ine mil onmue article.
Another note 1 lace market is St. Gall,
Switzerland, and so is Plaumen, Saxony.
Clothier and Salesman.
Some Singular Superstitions.
For enlightened nineteenth century peo
ple we do stick to our superstitions to a
remarkable dejrree. We wish on a load
of hay when wi see one pass and feel a
keen tinge of disappointment if we see it
again after we have made our wish. Don't
we put on our garments and wear them
wrong side out rather than invite ill luok
by changing thi m or make a wish if we do
make the chant e? We wish on the first
fruit of the seaon when we eat it, and are
suro it will bring company if some one
comes in one dor and goes out of another.
Without thir king very seriously about
it, we have vnrinis little signs that mean
somothiug to t s, and a sensible woman
told me last wet k that she always makes
the sign of the i ross and says the names of
the blessed Trinity whenever she meets a
poor unfortunate maimed or deformed fel
low creature. liuffalo News.
Decorating One's Ilonse.
The best decorating I ever saw was in
Whitechapel and Milend, when the queen
opened the East End exhibition, the most
tffective when each citizen of London Il
luminated even- window
mon candles. Believe me, if yon want to
aecorate or luu innate, bang out carpets
and rugs of Turk ish or Indian patterns from
the first floor balconv. hs thev itn n TtnW
or put candles into the window frames, as
loej usea to ao in bngiana. Cor. London
Free From Care.
"Ever quarrel with your wife?"
"Have any trouble with servants?"
"Children worry you?"
"Great Caesar, man, how's thatf"
"Ain't ma-rieL and liva kimculfii
An tuiprouiptit lixplHiiutton.
The learned I'orson was skiving nt one
time with- a well kuewn canon of Ely
named Jeremiah King. One dayat dinner,
when they had got into discusKion upon
questions of etymology, Porson gave a de
rivation which King considered to be so far
fetched as to be quite ridiculous. "You
might as well say," said King, "that my
name is connected with cucumber." Possi
bly there was a cucumber on the table. "And
so it is," said Porson. "How so?" asked
King. "Why, thus: Jeremiah King, by
contraction, Jerry King; Jerry King, by
contraction and metathesis. Gherkin, and
gherkin, we know, is a cucumber pickled."
San Francisco Argonaut. -
Come enee, or What!
"Conscierce doth make cowards of ns alt," tars
the poet. Bnt it ia just so with the nerves
When a man's mives are unstrung, through in
digestion and torpid liver and impure blood,
what wonder that he feels d -pressed and nei
vonsl He starts at every little nnex;ec'ed round;
is afraid of his shadow, and reels like a fool. Let
each a man go to the dm : store and get a bottle
f Pr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, the
great blood purifier and livrr inviijorator. This
is the only blood par Her and liver invigorat ir
guaranteed to benefit or cure, or moi.oy will be
promptly refunded, h cares indigestion, or dys
peps a. and from its wonderful Hood puiifvlng
properties, corquors all skin and Bcalp diseases,
ealt rhtum, tetter, ccima ana kindred ailments.
All blood poisons, no natter of what name or na
ture, tyeld to its remedial influences.
I was troubled with catarrh for
seven vears previous to commencing
the use of Ely's Cream Balm. It has
done for me what other " so-called
cures have failed to do cured me
The effect of the Balm seemed magi
cal. Clarence L. Huff, Biddeford,
After trying many remedies for
catarrh during the past 12 years, I
tried Ely's Cream Balm with com
plete success. It is over one year
since I stopped using it, and have
had no return of catarrh. I recom
mend it to all my friends. Milton
T. Palm, Reading, Pa.
An uiu carpet wmcn had been used for
seven years on the coiners' floor !n the
United States mint in San Francisco was
recently burned, and from the ashes was
recovered over 5.500 worth of gQld.
So simple yet alwaya efficatlous in all bilioas
disorders is Simmons Liver Regulator
A SAFE INVESTMENT.
A Paying Investment Words
Like These Tell.
Rev. M. Blomberg says: "I have
been troubled for years with Bron
chial Catarrh. I have treated more
or less for years for this difficulty. I
had the usual catarrhal symtoms
dullness over the eyes, nostrils more
or less filled up, a dropping of ran
cuons into my throat, my voice husky
and considerable cough, my stomach
and bowels disordered and I gradu
ally lost flesh. i L".; CU
KEV. M. BLOOMBERG.
Augustana College, Bock Island, 111.
'I had treated in both England
and Sweden before coming to this
country. I got only temporary re
lief. I treated with several "well
known specialists in America but re
ceived no permanent benefit.
Last fall I was induced by
friends who had been C-U-K-E-D at
the Scott Medical Institute, to give
them a trial.
I am glad I did so, for I felt a ben
efit from the first treatment. I took
no colds during the winter and am
today months after treating a
I can not too strongly urge my
friends and the public in" general to
treat with the physicians of the Scott
Medical Institute. Thev are reliable
gentlemen ane I believe WILL CURE
YOU IF THEY TELL YOU SO."
Every patient commencing treat
ment during August pays " with the
understanding and agreement that it
is to be refunded in III) days if he or
she is not satisfied.
221 Brady street, Davenport, Ia.
Oveii American Express Co.
SPECIALTIES: Catarrh, Eye,
Ear, Nose, Throat, Lungs, Nervous
Diseases, Skin Diseases, Chronic Dis
eases. OFFICE HOURS: 9 to 11 a. m., 2
to 4 p. m., 7 to 8 p. m.
On Sundays the office will be open'
from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
1 1 saclMft. 1
'RNNCi V IrWMhaf t -at fe flth 1 .f II 1 pT 7 i
' SAtf.ES R. WAITE, I Ti;
rh: STUes JScdieat C., Etkhart, Ind.
V ju will rcraemlicr the condition I was tn five
ye.-.rs cgn. when I was atMu-tcd with a corabina
iiou of discuses, nn.l i ;!. there was no hclp
for c 1 tried ull kiiirt i medicines, and scorc-3
r.t e.imient physicians, y i.erves were prostrated,
prrvmcitiir dirzine-K. heart trouble and all the ilia
l..m make life miserable. I commenced to take
DR. MILES' NERVINE
end in three months ws Ptsrccny euacp.
In inv travels each year, when I see the thousands
of plijMcttl wrecks, suffering from nervous pros
it 1 ft tration, taking prescriptions from
fc3 f wml local physicians who hare no know 1
L B cde of their case, and whose death
U certain, I feel like going to them and saying,
scrD. Milcb' NtaviNC ano ( cunto.- In
ir. profession, m m where there
cresomany su CIJ mm r J flerers from
everv nrk.incn Sj tal prostra
te .i a- d nervous exhaustion, brought on by tbe
churarter of the business engaged In, I would
ae a burc cure for all suffering from these causes.
Jahzs K. Waits.
Sold on tk Positive Guarantee
Da MILES' PILLS 60 Doser 25 Cts
In the matter of Gns R. Englin debtor.
The nndernimed hereby gie notice that Gus
R. Knelm, doinn business In the c!ty of Rock Isl
and, in the county of Kock l land, and state of
Illinois did on the ith day of June A. D. 1S9-1,
transfer to the undersigned a s? citniee all his prop-e-ty
for the benefit of his cr dilors. according to
the provisions uf the at t conci rning aignmcLts.
All nernons having c'aims against saii Gas R.
Englin are heieby notified to present fuch clsims
nnder oath or nffinnation, to me at tuxk Islard
in said county and i-taie witLin three mouths
from this date.
Dated this SOthday of June ISPS.
J. H. I I. ELAND, Assignee.
In the Circnit Conn, in Chs.ncery .
Sept. t. rm A. U., 193.
Home Building and Loan association of Bock
Island vs. Harry Fischer.
Affidavit of non-residence of Ilarir Fischer
the above defendant, having been died in tke
clerk's office of the circuit court, notice ia hereby
given to the said non-residert defendant that the
compWinant filed his bill of complaint in said
conrt, on the chancery side 4hereof. on the
Twenty-Brft day of July. 18MS. and that thereupon
a summons issued out of said court, wherein said
suit is now pending, retnrnab.'e on the first Mon
day In the month of Sepien.oer next, as is by
law required. Now. unle s you, the said non
resident defendant above named. Harry Fischer,
shall personally be and appear before said circuit
court on thefirat day of the next term thereof, to
le fao'den a' Kock Island in and for the said
connty. on the first Monday in September next,
and pit ad, answer or demur to ihe said com
plainant's bill of complaint, the same and the
matter and things therein charged and stated
will be taken as confessed, and a decree entered
agaims: yon acrordine to the praver of said bill.
GEOKGK W. GAM'HlK, Clerk.
Rotk Island. Illinois. July 21. 1S93.
Jackson & Ht-Rsr.
Sol cifors for Complainant.
JOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Sealed proposals will te recei-ed at the City
Clerk's office. Kock Island. HI., until Monday,
Aug. 7, 1S9S at 5 o'clock p m.. for c nsiructing
the improvement ordered by an dinmre of
of the city of Rock Island. pase1Juue 7, 1S93,
entitled 4 An ordinance for the improvement of
Seventeenth and Nineteenth ftreets from the
south line of Third to ihe north line of Fouth
avenue, and of Twenty-tb rd street from the
south line of 1 bird to tbe north line of Fourth
avenue, from the south line of Fifth avenue eat
along said Twenty-third street south to a line 510
feet south of and parallel with the south line of
Ninth avenue." Under the above ordinxnee, tbe
said streets arc ordered curbed with cntb stones,
excavated and craded, improved and paved with
pavtns brick of good qua'.i'y
Plans and specifications for said improvement
on tile at the City Clerk's office.
Ali bids mnst be accompanied with a certified
check is the sum of $500 payable to ttie order of
the treasurer of said city, which shall become
forfeited to said city in cse the bidder shall fail
to enter into contract with appr ved sureties u
execute the work for the plans mentioned In his
bid and according to the plans aud r m cifictions
in the event that tte com act sha 1 te awarded to
The r'ght to reji ct any or all bids or proposals
is herebv expres-ly reserved by said citv.
Kock Island, II'... July 11. ll'tli.
A. D.llUKSIXG, City Clerk.
OTICK IN ATTACHMENT.
Ccunty court of Rovk Island county, July
Term, A. D. lx3.
Mnntpelier Tile Company vs. Eli Branson, in
Public notice is herebv civpn to the said Eli
Rronson that a writ of attachment issuec out or the
office of the clerk of the county court of Hock Isl
and county dated the Kith dav of February, A.D.
1SW), at the snit of the said Mnntpelier Tile Com
pinvand against tbe estate of tbe said Elilironson
for the sum of two hundred and twentv-two dol
lars and nine cents, directed to the sheriff of said
Rock Island county, which (aid writ has been re
And an order linvlnc bee n entered of record
in said court st the March term. ISM, thereof,
trnt said cansc stand continued, with order of
Now, therefore, unless you, the taid Eli Bran
son shall personally be and appear before the
said rountv court of Kock Is:and county on the
tlrst day of Ihe next term thereof. 13 lie holden
at the court home in tbe citv of Kock Island, in
said county, on the Tenth day of July A.
I. 1S:W. give special bail and plead to the said
plaintiff's action, judgment will be entered
acainst you. and in favor of the said Mountpelier
Tile company and so much of the property at
tached as may be suflic iert to satisfy tbe said
Judgment and costs, w.ll be sold to satisfy the
iiJALV AK KOIILER,
clerk of tbe County Court.
.iKckfou 4 Hurst. Plaintiff's Attorneys.
Rock Island July 5 A. I. ISB3
and how to attain it.
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1 1 I VT 'J It -Jf S I
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
INCORPORATED UNDER THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Open daily from 9a.rn.toSp. m.. and Saturday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Persona1, co'.
lateral or Real Estate security.
P. L. VlTCHELt, Prcs't. F. C. DKSKSIASS, Vice Pres't. J j M BUFOKD. a?V.
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Denkrrann, John Crubangh. Phil Mitchell. H, P. Hull L Siron
. W. liurst, J. M. Buford, John Yolk.
Jackson & Hurst, Solicitors.
Began business July 8, 1690, and occupy the southeast corner of Mitchell Lyndes nt w b-..c;i
relecaone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
Manufacturer of all alnda of
-BOOTS AND 8B0ES-
Gents Fine Shoes a Specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A share of your patronage respectfully selicited.
R U. Htjdbon.
Ml kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. EBtimaitAf
lurHJBuea wnen aeeired.
8Lop cor. Firer ave ard Seventeenth st. Rock lelann.
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Atl a I . . . . .
. uk uu aluminum
a specialty of brass metal
Ssor d OrvicB-At 1S11 First avenue, near
GEORGE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
1M1 Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth Street, . Opposite Batter's Theatre,
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on He
Free Lunch Eyert Day
Established 1E80 18H3.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
W S? lv bnjing your Crockery, Glassware, Cnt-
SwTSn and Brakes, at tte Old and
KeliabJe 5 a"d 10 Cents Store.
J. ML CHRISTY.
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
lia 1123 Fsarth avenue. Residsnce 1119 fourth ayenne.
Plans and speciflcatlona furnished on all classes of work; also afrent forWiller's Fatent,'.!.'
S"lin Blids,son)ethln new, stylish and desirable
ROCK ISLAM) ILL
bnrjout sorneo' t!Miidr '.At
sau'iitf as href a I Un 1
ti?6j wont pester m-t?A e'e
it I reckorj.lf youdorpt J rVsfrji t
1618 Second Avenue, .Rock Island. II!
M. J. Parkkp.
bronze casting, all shades and tctttere Mi
pattern and artistic work.
Feiry landing. . BOCK ISLAND
J. MAGER, Proprietor;
Sandwiches Furnlsr e.l on Sron Notice
KITSCH'S. 1314 Third A
KIIOFICTOBE! Of CE1CJEES AID ri!JCG,'T5
Ask Your Grocer for Them.
They are BeW
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