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Pabtiahed Daily and Weekly at 16J4 Second
Arcane, Hock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
Taaaw Dally sue per month; vteakiy W.00
pm aaaaa; in advance (1 .50 -
An eosntunlcatloni of a critical or aramenta
tr character, political or relhriona, man hare
'1 same attached for publication. No such
lei 11 be printed over fictitious signature?.
Anoyaaoai communication not noticed.
Correapondcnee solicited from every township
ilBxt Inland county .
Thi ksday. AlfiUJT 8, 1893.
That idea of compeliinpr all tho
world's dynamiters anJ borab-throw:-r
to join an international penal
colony at l'arasuay is all very well.
But what have the people of Para
guay done to deserve such an inflic
tion? Better nd them to Pata
gonia, by far
Grand Dck " ...ictiael, the son of
the czar is g-oin;? to the fair. We
hope he will be so impressed with
the advantages of freedom that he
will go home and lnSuence his
father to jive Kusia a constitutional
government and a little nineteenth
Toe officers of torpedo boats aro
obliged to wear goggles to save their
eyes when the boats are going at
high speed. One of the French tor
pedo boats has obtained a speed of
twenty-six knots. Such a speed
taxes the most experienced weather
eye" if it be not protected.
The once thriving industry of rais
ing leeches for the doctors has fallen
into decay, since people are now anx
ious to preserve rather than to de
plete their vital forces when sick,
but it is noticed that the leech of the
human species is as persistent and
as greedy as at any time in the
Tckkey has sentenced seventeen
people to death for sedition. This
crime, as gathered from reports, con
sists in living in that country and
not being a Turk. Several nations
are advising the ruffled Turkey to
adjust its plumage, and the chances
Are that if it refuse it will have less
plumage to adjust.
Iv order to bring the I . .at grain
regions of Winnipeg nearer to the
European market it is now proposed
to build a railroad from Lake Winni
peg to Fort Churchill on the west
aide of Hudson's bay, a distance of
700 miles. This shortens the dis
tance between Winnipeg and the
Eurojean graiu market by 7U0 miles.
The Chadron cowboys rode twice
or three times as far as did the Ger
man and Austrian calvary officers
last year, and yet their horses were
neither tortured or injured, while
most of those of the cavalrymen were
riddn to death. All of which is a
credit to America, American cow
boys, and American horses.
New Yokk has an infant prodigy
of 8 yeare who has been expounding
the gospel for twelve months. Boy
preachers have been known before
but baby preachers are new. The
suggestion that the phenomenon be
tpanked and put to bed is thrown
out for what it is worth, and it is
worth more than the parents seem to
Jack the ripper has begun his in
fernal work again. It is hard to be
lieve that a monster such as he must
be can exist in human form. It
would be comforting to our human
nature if we could believe that these
atrocities were perjetrated by an
ourang-outang, as the "Murders in
the Hue Morgue' in Poe" tale were
Hekumaxn. the prestidigitateur,
testifies in court that the perfomers
on Wall street made seventy-five
thousand of his good dollars disap
pear last year and all his skill failed
to make them return to his pockets.
The animals and things he is wont to
pull out of plug hat are not in it
with the bulls and boars of tho Wall
silver mill Whisky,
The Sherman silver purchase law
has set a Kent nokian to thinking,
and he conies forth in the Louisville
Courier-Journal as follows:
Tin- truth is that if the jrovernnient
is to eoiitinue the policy of making a
wan-house of itself for the storage of
products which it does not need and
cannot use, it would do better to Imv
Kentucky w hisky than Colorado sif
ver. Since it began buying silver
under the Sherman act" silver has
jone down nearly .10 per cent, and
the government lias now a stock of
dead silver stored away in its vaults
which represents a loss of millions
of dollars. If it had put that
money into Kentucky whisk it
would have put it in something
which would have been growing bet
ter all the time, and which would
have continued to grow better with
age. It could have kept that whisky
lor a hundred years if it chose, be
fore attempting1 to put it into circu
lation. Think of Kentucky whisky
issued by the government and known
to be 100 years old! Instead of suf
fering a loss for it, the government
co 4$ dispose of it at a profit suffi
cient to pay off the national debt and
pension every silver miner in Colo
rado for life.
LAUGH ALW AY.
I Away, away with all tears, my lads
Ilurrth for the boy that nmia-s.
Give me the heart that's all sunshine
E'en in the darkest whiles
Give me the dear little maid th it laughs
Whil j team ail her poor, soft heart.
For Khi- is the maid that in after years
Will war woman a noblest part.
So awa? and away with all tears, my lads
Hurr..h for the boy that smile.
Give m ' the heart that s all sunshine
E'en n the darkest whiles-
A GIRL'S RANSOM.
No ret owned star about to dash in
splendor upon the boards of a theater
in a largo metropolis could have been
waited for with more breathless im
patience than was Edith Wayne by
the congregation assembled in tho
old village church that bright Sep
tember n.orning. Her black cloth
sacque fitted he? trim little form to
a nicety, and the jaunty hat curved
up behinc, with the tall riblwn loops
and feath :-r sprays, -with bits of jet
dancing on their tips, surmounted a
head of lightish, fluffy brown hair,
and a fresh face of only twenty sum
mers and winters. Pagetown had re
ceived a shock; and few tnings short
of an earthquake could have so
shaken ur the little community as
the 6udde l determination of Squire
Page, for whose ancesto- the town
had been named, to make a change
in the choir of the Congregational
Matilda Prescott had been the head
soprano in the church for the pat
fifteen years, with a salary of $75 a
year, which Squire Page paid out of
his own pocket, as he. did all of the
expenses connected with the sing
ing. Something in the nature of an
electric shock passed through her,
therefore, when he called one morn
ing in th j summer, and, asking to
speak with her alone, tried to explain
in as few vords as possible his rea
sons for w.shing to make a change
in the cho.r arrangements. It was
awkward tusiness and he made an
awkward job of it
The fat is, Matilda, the world
moves, you know, and we've all got
to move along with it. This young
lady has a bis voice, I can tell you."
-Who is she?" asked Matilda,
She's a Miss Wayne her folks
live somewhere out West; she's
studying at the conservatory. Her
teacher sas her voice is phenom
enal, and I believe he's right. It
goes along up the scale, you know,
without any perceptible break, from
low A to E in alt, two octaves and a
half, don"t rou see?"
Why doi't they give her a posi
tion in the city if she can do so much?"
"Well, they will, by and by, but
she's young yet and hasn't had ex
perience in church music I've made
up my mine to engage her for a year,
and I suppose at the end of that time
they'll want her where they can pay
her more than we can." He did not
say that he had promised to give her
f400. That was a secret between the
young singer and himself.
Having delivered his message the
squire left the house as soon as he
could. His departure was not de
layed, as poor Matilda was so taken
aback by the news she had heard
that she had no words at hand with
which to make any fitting reply. She
lost no tim however, in going into
the kitchen, where her 6ister was at
the wash tub giving vigorous rubs to
the week's t ashing.
Jane Prescott was 20 years the
senior of the two. and they had long
kept house together, in a snug,
thrifty way. Jane was the manager
and the master spirit, and at C3
years of age retained the vigor of
body and mind she had possessed at 30.
She had assumed the entire charge
of her sister after the death of their
parents, just thirty-one years ago
this summer: and Matilda"seemed to
her now almost as much a child as
when she used to harness up the old
white mare, arid take her to the little
red brick f ;hoolhoitse, two miles
from their he me.
"Sister." taid Matilda, in a voice
broken by i-onvulsive sobs, "I'm
turned out of the singing seats."
What?" snapped out Jane, iu a
tone that wei t stinging through tho
room like a lifie shot
"Yes; that's what Squire Page
came for just now. He says the folks
want young voices in churches, and
he's got a gi -1 about 20. who's com
ing in a inonti or so."
Two fierce, red spots appeared on
Jane Prescoti's thin cheeks on hear
ing this concie statement, and her
pale, gray eves looked out with a
menacing glare, as t-he took o!T her
glasses and stood staring at her
"Don't look like that, Jane. for good
ness' sake: i, isn't worth it. Of
course I feel badly and shall for some,
time; but I tuppose it's all right,
after all. Yo i know I am getting
old, comparat vely speaking."
"Getting o'd. Matilda Prescott!
You're a young woman yet"
No. forty-three can't be called
young. My voice isn't as strong as
it was ljefore the fever. I fairly
tremble when we have a tune with a
high G in it I can't be steady. You
know my voice- never was cultivated,
and they say that makes alt the
difference in tiic ability to manage it
"Well, ycu tan stand there and run
yourself down if you want to, but I
say it's a wickad shame, the whole
thing. That girl won't stay long in
the choir, let me tell you, if she
comes I'll fix it.
Why, Jane, what do you mean?"
"Just let mt alone now, and don't
you sayja word to anybody. I've got
to think it all over, i" shall have
something to nay about this thing."
Edith Yl'ayne, as I have said, had
no conception of the feeling against
her. She knew nothing of the choir's
history and regarded the matter of
her engagement in the light only of
a business transaction. It had been
arranged tht.t she should come to
HE AJ?(;US, TIHXKSDAV, AUGUST a, 1803.
Paget own each Saturday remaining
at the hcnM of Squire Page until the
She was in splendid voice on this
first Sunday of her appearance in the
choir; her full, round tones had a
charmingly sympathetic quality,
and those even who could not say a
word on the subject of music felt
that such a voice had never before
been heard in Pagetown.
The following Wednesday was the
day for the monthly meeting of
the sewing circle, which was to meet
on tnis occasion at the house of Dea
con Perkins. There was a much
larger attendance than usual, for all
felt that it would bo an opportunity
to get together, and talk over the af
fair w hich was in the mind of every
one in the parish. There was con
siderable curiosity as to whether tho
Presco'.t sisters would be present It
was soon satisfied Jane entered
alone. She took a piece of work and
seated herself, saying but littld to
any one for awhile.
When asked why her sister did not
come, she replied that she had eutiv
away for a few weeks to pay a visit
to a friend. "She has pretty well
lost her interest in tho church work,
and reason enough, too."
Now," said Mrs. Fairchild, plung
ing at once in medias res, "I don't
think Matilda ought to feel just so,
Jane. I don't like changes, myself,
and I thought we were getting along
well enough with the old choir, but
we can't all view things alike, you
If they'd only a good, respectable
girl. I wouldn't have said a word."
Why, you don't know anything
against Miss Wayne, do you? I
thought she seemed a sweet, inno
cent little thing as ever was, myself."
-Well, if you call a shoplifter an
innocent little thing, I've no more to
"A wTiat!" shuddered Mrs. Fair
child, in a stifled, husky whisper, her
very amazement deadening her
power to articulate audibly.
"That's what she is," said Jane,
nipping her lips together. "I saw
her in a store in Boston, one day last
spring, as plain as I see you now.
She was standing right by me, at the
ribbon counter, and she deliberately
took up a roll of pink ribbon and put
it under her cape. But the floor
walker happened to be close by, and'
saw what she had done, and he took
her by the arm and marched her off."
"Where to?" faltered Mrs. Fair
child, in another frightened whisper.
"I can't tell you that I never saw
her afterwards, until she walked into
church last Sunday. But I wouldn't
have her in my house, that's all."
Can it be as George Eliot asserts,
with her terrible psychological analy
sis, that "there are moments when
our passions speak and decide for us,
and we seem to stand by and wonder?"
Certain it was that to Jane Pres
cott had come an "'inspiration of
crime." She had net premeditated
this, but she had given the demon
within her the heartiest welcome,
and had bidden him crush this young
interloper by any means in his power,
and now she was hurried along to
this definite charge in spite of her
self. She was not cognizant of much
that passed around her the rest of
that afternoon, she was one of the
first to leave, and reached her home
dizzy and sick, anJ ia a complete
palsy of terror.
The poisoned arrow du work.
Before the evening of the next day
the charge against Edith Wayne was
known all over the village. Squire
Page himself, enthusiastic as he had
been in favor of the young singer be
gan to feel that perhaps he had been
too hasty in selecting a person of
whom he knew absolutely nothing.
The girl was charmingly modest in
manner, it was true, and seemed hon
est and Eincere but it was so easy
for impostors to assume such ways.
He had known Jane Prescott all his
life so had many others of tho
townspeople and the one thing that
never once occurred to any of them
was to doubt this woman's wcrd.
Friday had come, tho girl must be
notified: it would never do to have
her come again among them. It was
a cloudy day and nearing dusk. Jane
had been informed that the squire
intended going up to town in the
early evening, and for what purpose
He must j ass her house on the way
to the station. Already had Jane
ljrcseott returned to her normal conditio.-..
Already was she repenting
what she had done with a bitterness
of misery and remorse she had never
dreamed could exist in the soul of
Squire Page "was hurrying to the
station; for, as usual with him, ho
had given himself 1 arely time to
reach it before the train would ar
rive. So he did not see the white
face at. the parlor window of Jane
Preseott's house, and that tho front
door stood wide open, and he did not
know that a wild-looking figure had
darted out of the door and was call
ing to him, but with a voice that
could not raise itself enough to bo
heard, as we try in a dream to shout
and are controlled by a power, arbi
trary and unaccountable. Her limbs
had not failed her, however, and eho
spel on after him, reaching the sta
tion as tho train 6lowed up. As he
was about to step upon the forward
car she sprang and seized him tight
ly by the arm. He turned to 6ee the
moving lips, with no sound issuing,
and the fulness of despair in the
withered face, and at once the story
Jane Prescott had received a para
lytic shock, which deprived her of
the power of articulate speech but
her written confession satisfied the
little community so fully that the
scandal died out at once, and the
young singer never felt on her brow
the faintest breath of the whirlwind
that had well nigh swept her away.
JAMES R. WAITE,
VaTin-CT. Pf Waite's Celebrated Comedy Co
Premium Baad and Orchestra.
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THE PILE OINTMENT
In the matter cl Gus P. Enc'in debtor.
The Liidt-rr'jzned berthy g-.x notice that (ins
K. Knclin, dom l)uin s in lhe city of Keck Isl
and, in the connty of Rock 1-'aril. 'rd ftate of
Illim i-did on the S9th dav cf June A. I. 1W.
tratefcr to the nnd rsipned'aaspx's.neeatt his prop
e ty for the bt-nc fit of his cn dtton. accnruiuc to
the provisions 1 f the aft cono rire afpignmeitn.
All persons having c'aims asainst said Gus R.
Enelin are hereby notified 10 pr-ert f-uch c'aims
tinder oath or animation, to me it Hoik Island
in aaid connty and ttale witl in thtee months
ftom this date.
Dated this SOthcar of Jcne 1St-:t
J. B. '! ELAND, t ssicnee.
In the Circnit Court, in Chr.cry.
Stpt. ttrm A. D.. 11-93.
Hotre Boildinfr and Loan rsecc ttion cf Rock
If land vs. Barry Fifcher.
Affidavit of non-recidtnee of Uariy Fiecher
tie above defindai.t. l:avir.gbcn filed in the
clerk' cfiica of the circuit court, notice ia hereby
given to lhe sa'ifEon-roeiiitnt dtftndant that the
coBplaincut filed his bill of complaint in laid
eonrt, on the chancery ii'.e thereof, on the
Twenty-Ant day of July. ItW. and that thcrrujion
a summon issued out of aid couit. wherein said
niit it row pmdina, rt tut nab e on the first .Mon
day in the moi tb of Srpttn-oer reit.es by
lawn-quired. 'ow. unle 8 yon, the said non
lesident defendant above r.anxd. Harry Fifcher.
l all personally be and appear before said circuit
court on the first day ofthe next t rm ihetcof, to
l bo'der. at Koek s'and iu and for the said
connty, in ttc first Monday in September neit.
ai d pit ad. arewer or demur to the aid com
plainant's bill cf complaint, lhe same and the
natters nnd tilings therein charged and Ha'ed
will be taken a confessed, and a decree entered
apait at yon according to the prater of said bill.
tiEOKGE W. GAM'HLK, Clerk.
Ro k Island. Illinois. July 21. 1(-J.
Jackson & riiBsT.
Sol cltors for Corup'aioant:
Term. A. D. lrSB
of Hoik Island county, July
Montpelier Tile Company vs
E!i Brenson, in
Public notice is hereby give n to the aaid Fli
Hrottgonthat a writ of attachment issuet out of the
office of the clerk of the county court of Kot k Isl
and county dated the 10th dav of February, A.D.
!i3, at the euit of the laid Montpelier Tile Com
pany and ataitift the estate ofthe said EliBionson
for lhe suni of two hundred and twenty-two dol-
l.-'ia ai d nine cents, directed to the sheriff of said '
Hock island county, which laid writ has oecn re
And an order having betn entered e.f record
in mid court t the March ti rm. lt93, thereof,
ti at said canto stand continued, with crde-r of
Now, therefore, nnlt si you, the laid Ell Bton
son. fliall jetsoially be and appear before the
said county court of Kock Is'and connty on the
tirst day of lhe nest term thereof. It tie holden
it the coutt house iu the city of Kock Island, in
said connty, on the Tenth Cay of July A.
D. 1H93. give special bail and plead to the said
plaintiff' action, judgment will be entered
against you, and in faorof the said Mount! elier
Tile company and 10 much of the property at
tached as may be sufficient 10 satisfy the la d
judgment and costs, will be cold to satisfy the
Clerk of the Connty Court.
Jackion & Burat. Plaintiff's Attorneys.
Kock Island July S. A. . If SO.
235 Wis. Street
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And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
v INCORPORATED UNDER THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
Kock Island, III.
Open daily from 9a.rn.to8p. in., and Saturday evenings from 7 to 3 o'circk.
Fire per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Perscr.a'. o'.
lateral or Real
F. C. DENKMASN. Vice Pres't.
J P. L. X1TCHELI , Prea t.
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Denkrrann. John Crubancb, Phil Mitchell U.P ll'i'.l
E. W Hurst. J. M. Buford. John Volk.
Jackson & Uukst, Solicitors.
Began buainesa July 8, U90, and occupy th southeast cornerof Mitchell 4 Lytde's r t
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