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HE AJ GI S. TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1893.
PnbrJstaed Daily and Weekly at 14 Second
Avenue, Bock Island, IH.
J. W. POTTF.K.
Tbs DaUy sue per month; Weekly rt.UD
par una; is advance (1 .50.
AH conuBUnlcations of a critical or inrutnenta
tr character, political or relitrioua, must have
real name attacned for publication. No such
roeiee win be printed over fictitious signatures
Aooymoat communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every townbip
a Kock Island county .
Tuesday. Aiglst 8, 1893.
Fkaxce pcems to have adopted the
om-time policy or the republican na
tional committee claim everv-
The railroads are very slow about
cutting rates, but when it comes to
cutting salaries the average railroad
is a perfect scythe.
Over 301 persons have recently
been made ill in Rochester, X. Y. . by
catinpr ice cream. This ia a valuable
fact for the impecunious young man
to impart to his best girl.
The West has supplied a broncho
race and several bicycle races to the
world's fair, and has a milch cow
race. Cannot the East enter Ward
McAllister and some of his associates
for a donkey race?
- viking ship which has just
plowed the raging main is a type of
ship which once composed the great
navy of the world. In crossing the
sea it never even sank a porpoise nor
inadvertantly rammed a codfish.
A Pennsylvania desperado was
captured by a force only after he had
had his best arm shot off, and was
minus a valuable eye. Kven Penn
sylvania, rising superior to the newer
West, must admit that there is a
wild and woolly flavor to the inci
dent. PiEsponsibility for the Ford's
theatre accident has been placed
upon several individuals and the
government It will be interesting
to watch the individuals wriggle
from under and leave the broad
thouldors of I'nclo Sam to boar the
Members of the Italian chamber of
deputies stopped legislation long
enough to bawl vociferous opinions
that the premier was a coward and a
liar. The premier in return snooze a
parliamentory fist to emphasize an
allegation that they were not gentle
men. Then the ship of state bellied
her sails and floated on. Legislators
seem alike the world over.
If any man is kept down by inex
orable poverty, if he suffers the daily
pangs of destitution, if chill penury
represses his noble rage and freezes
the genial current of his soul, ho
need not dispair. Let him raise a
set of whiskers. They are worth
$10,0 )0 to him. At any rate, that is
what Mr. Moses King is expected to
pay for appropriating another man's
One of the unfailing ways to work
the normal temperature of the body
up to the melting point in this kind
of an atmosphere is to think about,
talk about and fret about the
weather. Ask every man you meet
if it is hot enough for him, and then
smile over your original wit. The
effort at smiling at such a remark
ought to cause enough friction to
raiso the temperature a half dozen
Two important articles on The
Financial Situation" will appear in
the August number of the North
American Review. The lirst is by
the comptroller of the currency.
Hon. James II. Kckels, who is to
write on Tin; Present Crisis," and
the second, by Gov. Pcnnoyer, of Or
egon, will be entitled. After the
Four Hundred Years What?"
The lleview of Ite views for August
has, for one of its features of vital
interest, brie." coiiiniuiiie.it ious from
12 prominent professors o!it
ical economy and 4in:tnee upon the
present monetary situation. The
letters were written in response to
the editor's request for the opinion
of these gentlemen upon the best
course for congress to puisne in the
e.-.tra session regarding silvei. The
12 writers are President Francis A.
Walker, of the Massachusetts -Institute
of Tcchnologv; Prof. William
XV. Folwell, of the University of Min
nesota: Prof. F. XV. Taussig, of Har
vard University: Chancellor James II.
Canlield.of the University of Nebras
ka; Profs. Seligman anil Richmond
Mayo-Smith, of Columbia college.
New York; Pro'. Henry C. Adams, of
the Michigan university: Dr. Sidney
Sherwood, of the Johns Ilopkins uni
versity; Chancellor Rogers, of the
Northwestern university; Prof. J.
Macy, of Iowa college; Prof. John R.
Commons, of the Indiana State uni
versity, and Dean Judson, of the
Chicago university. It happens that
every one of these gentlemen dis
tinctly declares for the immediate
repeal of the Sherman Silver Pur
chase act. Beyond this their points
of view are quite various, and their
discussion is extremely interesting.
No recent contribution to the discus
sion of monetary problems is so pithy
and compact as this group of letters
Jrom well known economic thinkers
Oh, had I liver in the (rood old days
When the ichthyosaurus romped around.
When the elas no&aurns swam the bays
And the siva herinm pawed the ground.
Would I have t pent my precious time
At weaving go: den thoughts in rhyme?
When the Una -eras snooped about.
And the pter idactyl flapped its wings.
When the broc tops with the warty snout
Moseyed around for herbs and things.
Would I have lnthered myself o'er much
About divine a natus and such?
The dlnotheriu -n flourished then.
The pterygot is lashed the seas.
The rhamphorvnehns prospered when
The acaphogt at has perched in trees.
And every ere a tare, wild or tame.
Rejoiced in some rococo name.
Pause and ponder, who could write
A triolet or roundelay.
While a megat lerinm yawped all night
And a hespenrnis yawped all day.
While, now and again, the bray sonorous
Of Glyptoilnn asper swelled the chores?
If I'd been aim ist anything
But a poet. I might have got along:
Those extinct monsters of hoof and wing
Were not con lurive to lyric song.
So nature reser.-ed this tender bard
For the kind lie - age of pork and lard.
Eustne Fie d in Chicago News-Record.
An Argnnif nt For College Sports.
Outile of eniLTiiencies there is much to
be said in favor of brawn, and fortunately
it is no longet necessary to argue that
brains are better when there is brawn be
hind them, while on the other Land the
time has alrend" come when those who se
lect nthletes have little use for brawn with
out brains. So they supplement each other
more and more. The college man carica
tured for years i s a consumptive, then as a
bis brute, is tod ly neither. The type isap
proachinK more nearly to that of soundness
of body and mind. Twenty years ago a
father exhorted his son to study hard and
stand high; now the anxiety is that the stu
dent should not fail to take plority of exer
cise. The strongest argument in favor of school
and college spons is the one advanced by
nature herself. She develops the body be
fore the mind. A man reaches the prime
of physical powvr years before the maxi
mum of his mental strength is attained.
The best systems, backed by the best ex
ponent of the times, have failed to make
physical development popular among men
whose college days and days of youth were
over, who were in the struggle of their
life's work. It tlien takes too much out of
the man to build up his physique. He has
not the time. If he had done the building
years before, ex ;rcise will prevent retro
gression. Youtl is the time for physical
development, the time to expand the chest
and increase the biceps, to take the larger
proportion of box.ily exercise. Then in ma
turity the proportion should change to a
mental exercise with the other for relaxa
Against Siiort Engagements.
The fashion wl ich announces an engage
ment one week and issues invitations for
the wedding the aext is not always the saf
est and best plan after all, even though it
has been recognized by the leaders in the
gay world ami is therefore followed by the
hosts of iniitatois ever ready to follow in
the footsteps of the favorites of fortune.
It may be old fi shiom-d to urgue in favor
of at least a 12 months' engagement, yet
it is far more practical than the short time
that is now cons- idered to lie the corrwet
thing. How can a couple understand eneb
other's tastes am! temper in a fortnight or.
a month? What time have tin y '.: study
themselves and d scover before it i too late
that tbey are not suited to each oilier, and
if the engagement were to end in marriage
dire unhappiness would h the result?
How can a wo nan accumulate all the
hundred unci one little pre: ty things that
do so much tow ml inukiug home lovely
and need hours . f hard work to prepare,
if she steps Iron the M-hoo'rooin to the
altar with on! y a lo::g enough interval tie
tween to get her tri:is--;i.i ready' Phil
The Vife of M -.
Wl- must exan. ne the Talmud and the
lxioks of the com:neiitators before we can
answer the que ion of a correspondent:
"Did Moses take t negro woman to wife?"
We learn from the twelfth chapter of the
book of Xumliers that certain persons
"spake against Moses because of the Ethio
pian woman whoi.i he had married, for he
married an Ethiopian woman," hut it must
be remembered tb it all the people of the
extensive resiou a iciently known as Ethi
opia were not neirroes. The Ciishite raoe
lived there in the time of Moses. Perhaps
the wife whom the Lawgiver of Israel mar
ried was aCushite or Sabaan. If, how
ever, she was of the negro race, we cannot
help it. New Yori Sun.
Ivory Hall Making a Slow 1'roresK.
It does not look reasonable that. G to 12
months should be needed to make a bil
liard ball, but a first class ball cannot be
manufactured in less time, owing to the
tendency of carved ivory to shrink. If it
shrank equally, h 1 all could be cut and pol
ished inn few hot rs, but it does not. the
shrinkage being g eater in the direction of
the width than of the length of the tusk.
A ball must thus be roughly shaped, then
kept for a numlx r of months, until the
shrinkage process has been completed,
when the finecutti igund polishing mas1 be
done. Chicago Tr. liniic.
An cITectual mea
from the nose is to
down as if going
mastication. If tl
some naner in his
us of stopping bleeding
move the jaws up and
through the process of
if patient is a child, put
mouth and tell him to
This met hod is ridicu
has never been known
lost, aggravated cases.
chew it thoroughly
lotisly simple, yet i'
to fail even in the I:
Confined to the House.
A. You look very pale and thin!
B. Yes, I have b hmi in a very bad way.
Yesterday I went out for the first timedur
ing the last 12 mon hs.
A. Poor fellow! Pray, what was the
matter with you?
B. One year in jail; that was the mat
The author of "Alice In Wonderland,"
Lewis Carroll, has two hobbies children
and amateur photography. The former
may be guessed at from his peculiarly suc
cessful children's be oks, full of the delight
ful nonsense that children of all growths
Prince Bismarck is determined never to
grow bent. When taking his daily walk,
he carries a stout cudgel across his back,
held between his ell ows. This' helps him
to keep himself erect.
Use words of Saxcn rather than of Latin
origin whenever it i possible to do so, thus
gaining terseness and vigor rather than a
large number of syllables with diminished
Effect of Tobacco on the Eyes.
The bad effect of tobacco on the eyes was
unknown even by physicians until within
the present century
Sixty years ago Dr. McKenxie of Glasgow
wrote. "I have already had occasion re
peatedly to bint my suspicion that tobacco
Is a frequent cause of amaurosis" complete
or partial blindness. To one form of this
disease Hutchinson gave the name of "to
bacco amaurosis," because he often found
it in men strongly addicted to the use ot
Dr. Williams, the celebrated oculist of
Boston, says, "To be of sen-ice, treatment
in tobacco amaurosis must be begun in the
early stage, before the congestion has been
succeeded by atrophy."
Dr. Francis Dowling of Cincinnati with
in a few years tested the eyes of 130 em
ployees in the principal tobacco factories ot
that city. Only one woman was found to
be suffering froin the disease, and she had
never used tobacco. This showed that
merely working in the factory had very lit
tle effect on the sight, though it did not
affect unfavorably the general system.
Of the men examined 45 showed more or
less evidence of amaurosis, 30 of them being
pretty well marked cases. They all mistook
red for brown or black and green for light
blue or orange, and in all there was also a
contraction of both pupils. Thirty out of
the 45 complained of a gradual failure of
In one case not among the employees
just spoken of the contraction of the pupil
was so great that the sufferer was unable
to go about without assistance. He had
smoked from 20 to 30 cigars a day. He re
nounced tobacco, and his sight was fully
restored in 3!s' months. Chewing has been
found to lie much worse than smoking, as
more of the poison is absorbed. Youth's
Concrete Piers F'or Bridges.
Concrete has lieen used by the Chicago,
Itock Island and Pacific railway for the
piers of a bridge five spans across the Red
river. These piers were made by first sink
ing r.t the site of each a caisson or box of
wood 32 by 13 feet in size through the sandy
bottom to rock, which was easily done by
weighting the caisson and then pumping
out the sand and gravel, previously loosen
ed by means of a jet of water. These cais
sons were then filled with concrete made
of one part of Louisville cement, two parts
of sand and four parts of stone broken to
pass through a ring 2l- inches in diameter.
After the caisson was filled a mold of
two inch plank was made of the form of
the pier. At the bottom it was 29 feet 10
inches long and 11 feet wide, at the top it
was 8 feet 2 inches wide and 23 feet long,
with semicircular ends. Inside these molds
concrete was placed composed of 400 pounds
of German Portland cement, 10 cubic feet
of sand and a cubic foot of broken stone,
which was allowed to harden thoroughly.
The plank mold was then removed and the
surface covered with a mortar of equal
parts of portland cement and sharp sand.
The river could be forded nearly all the
time the work was in progress and was
sometimes almost dry, although occasional
ly the water would rise to a depth of 20
feet, and the bottom lands in the neighbor
hood would be flooded for a distance of two
The Lines In One's I'alin.
Square or spatulated fingers, in the sci
ence of palmistry, denote the philosophical
and practical temperament, tajier fingers
signify an artistic temperament, and very
IKtinted digits are asnre sign of the dreamy,
psychical nature. Much is learned by the
general quality and configuration of the
lines which cross the latter. The life line
running around the base of the thumb de
notes long or short life, good or ill health,
according as it is long or short, clear and
unbroken or otherwise. The "heart line,"
running across the palm nearest the base
of the lingers, signifies the quality of the
possessor's emotional nature, also the kind
of love she will give and receive. This will
be enduring or temporary according to
whether the line be long and clear, forked
or crossed and chained. Below this is the
head line, which indicates the mental and
moral qualities and achievements and de
ficiencies. The line of fate runs perpendicularly
across the middle of the palm and is a very
important factor in the happiness or un
happiness :f its owner. It should lie clear
and narrow, unchained nnd uncrossed by
the fine wrinkles which score so many
palms, and it should never come to an end
on the line of the heart, since this signifies
disappointment in love. A cross on the
"Mount of Mercury," which is just at the
base of the fore or index finger is an nnfuil
ing sign of a happy marriage. Philadel
YVe Are tlie I'eople.
In many ways the United States have ed
ucated the world in politics, and I, for one,
do not hesitate to say that their scheme of
government is the best that has ever been
established by a nation. But in nothingdo
we owe more to the Americans than for
their having afforded us the great object
lesson of a state pursuing the even current
of its way without that meddling in the
affairs of otiier states which has been the
bane of European powers. Here we have a
country rich, powerful, industrial and com
mercial, yet never troubling itself with
what happens outside its frontiers, or an
nexing foreign lands on the plea of philan
throphy. or on the ground that in some
centuries it area will be too small for its
populati in. cr in order to create markets
for its goo'l:;. And what is the result? No
one dreams (if al tacking the United States,
or of picking a quarrel with them Lon
ltullet 1'ronf fiiiforms No Novelty.
Bullet proof uniforms, it appears, were
known Ion:; ago to the Chinese. They were
made of l':i: her and wool in the north and
paper ami cotton cloth in the south of
China. It seems ridiculous to call such
combinai ions armor, and yet they make an
nrnicr superior in many instances to steel.
Thirty thicknesses of alternate calico and
paper will resist a pistol bullet, or one from
a rifle at a distance of 100 yards.
A siiearman who thrusts his weapon into
a man clad in this Ijiiid of garment can
neither wound his euemy nor extract his
weapon, and if the enemy is nn archer or
armed with a long sword or javelin he is
likely to lose his life for his mischance.
Ltt-le Johnnie, on seeing a skeleton for the
first time, exc aimed, "Why, bnt they skinned
her minhty clo e. d dn't they? She looks worse
than Ann' Jane did, before mi gave her that bot
tle of "Favorite t'rescriptioc 1" "Aunt Jane"
was so completely woru out by prolapsus', peri
odical difficulties an I nervous prostration, that
she was a onstant sufferer night and day, but
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription acted to
promptly and favorably upon the uterus and oth
er orgms that the suffers no pain at any time,
and her general i.eal b was never better. As a
remedy for ad ft male wraksja set, as a strength
giving tonic and quieting nervine, "Favorite
Prescription" it nrequaled. Guaranteed to give
satisfaction or price (fl) refunded.
SS. L. L. CAE5TT3.
Stricken Down with Heart Dissasa.
Dr. XiUa Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind.
GrsTLFJiFx: I feel It my duty, as well t.s a
pleasure, to publish, unsolicited, to the world the
beaelit received from d. Mitts- Rcstotivc
Rcwrotcs. I was stricken down with Heart
and itscomplications. a rapid pulse vary
ing from 90 to 140 beats per minute, a chofcinifo.
buming ee ligation in the wind pipe, oppre-v-iorv
in ins re
don of the heart and below lower rfb. rain in tr.e
arras, shortness of breath, sleeplessness, weakness
and general debility. The arteries in my neck
would throb violently, the throbbing of my heart
could be heard across a large room and would
fch&ke my whole body. I was so nervous that I
could not bold ray hand steady. I have been
rffr the treatmmt of emimnt phymiriant,
anel have talcn gallons of Patent MedirHno
without the learnt benefit. A friend recom
mended your remedies. She was cured by Dr.
Vines' remedies 1 have taken .
three bottles of your KewfTI IkKiI
Heart Cure and two bottles W nUk
Nervine. My pulse is normal, I have no more
violent throbbing of the heart, i M wtu msn
I sincerely recommend everyone with cvmpioius
of Heart Disease to take Itr. MUee' kettora
tirm Remedies and bo cured.
Uypsum City, Kans. L. L. Carxek.
Sold on m Positive Guarantee.
OR MONEY RETURNED.
WHE.N7 YOU VMT
THE WORLJ'S FAIR
Do not lorgt 1 1 ree ex
hibit of th General Elec
tric Company in the Elec
tricity Building, t Intra
mural Railway equippt-d
with General Electric Com
pany's apparatus, the Elec
tric Launc equipped
with General Electric Com
pany's motors, and the Gen
eral Electric company's Arc
Lighting Pi net and Power
Geii-ratorti in Mechinery
In the matter of Gns H. Euglin rlehtor.
The nndersigned hereby gii notice that Gup
R. Enclin, doing liu!-incs in the city of Kock Isl
and, in the county of Rock I. lund. "slid Mate of
Illinois did on the 8th day of June A. H. ISO),
transfer to the nndersigned as ansipueea1! his prop
erty for the benefit of his creditors, arcorumc to
the provisions of the act concerning Biiiriimciits.
All persons having claims asainst paiif Ons K.
Englin are hereby notified to present such claims
under oath or affirmation, to me at Rock Island
in said county and state within thtce months
from this date. .
Dated this SOthday of June 18).
J. H. CLE LAND. Assignee.
In the Circuit Court, in Chpnccry
Sept. term A. D.. lf3.
nome Building and Loan assoc ation of Kock
Island vs. Harry Fischer.
Affidavit of non-residence of Marty Fischer
the above defendant, having been filed in the
clerk's oflire of the circuit court, notice is hereby
given to the said non-resident defendant that the
complainant filed his bill of complaint in said
court, on the chancery side thereof, on the
Twenty-tint day of July. 1HH3. andthut thereupon
a snmmons issued out of said court, wherein said
suit is now pending, returnable on the firnt Mon
day in the month of beptcriiOer next, as is by
law required, how. unle 8 yon, the said non
resident defendant above mimed. Harry Pitcher,
shall personally be and appear before said circuit
court on the first day of the next term thereof, to
tie holder at Kock Island in and for the said
connty, on the first Monday in September next,
and pltad, answer or demur to the said com
plainant's bill of complaint, the same and the
mutters and things therein charged and stated
will be taken as confessed, and a decree entered
ugaius: job according to the praver of said bill.
(xEOKGE W. (iAM ISLE, Clerk.
Rotk Island. Illinois, July 21. ltsw.
Jackson & Ilt'Ksr.
Solicitors for Complainant.
County court of Rock Island county, July
Teim. A. 1). lsitt.
Montpelier Tile Company vs. Eli Bronson, in
l nblic notice is hereby given to the said Eli
Itrouson that a writ of attachment issuec out of the
ollice of the clerk of the county court of Hoik Isl
and county dated the 16th day of February, A.D.
1SB, at the suit of the said Montpelier Tila Com
pany and against the estate of the said Eli llronson
tor the sum of two hundred and twenlv-two dol
lnrs and nine cents, directed to the sheriff of said
Rock Island county, which raid writ has oeen re
And an order having been entered of record
in said court at the March term, 1891, thereof,
teat said cause stand continued, with order of
New, therefore, unless you, the said EH Bron
son shall personally be and appear before the
said county court of Kock Island county on the
tlrst day of the next term thereof, to be holden
at the court house in the city of Kock Island, in
said connty, on the Tenth day of July A.
II. 1S93. give special ball and plead to the said
plaintiff's action, judgment will be entered
against you, and in favor of the said Mounlpelier
Tile company and so much of the property at
tached as may be suflicient to satisfy the said
judgment and costs, will be sold to satisfy the
Clerk of the Connty Court.
Jackson Hurst, Plaintiff's Attorneys.
Kock Island July S. A. D. 1803.
Merveieut smetsu V
Intan Ptrtorw Rettors.
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curt fee Atrve AfftttolM. Fits. i-HIrs9. tie.
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Ijtrrt day' , us. Treatise and fa trial bottle free to
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rreivefl. Send umn. P. O. and einrers addreM of
I afflicted to DK.KL.1 N Ejih Arch St..Philadeloha.Pa.
tee Llrucnuu. MMiTjtHM Of iMITATlNti FRAUDS.
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CAXjaiRBANK &CO-.-.. CHICAGO;
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Aen's Fine Woolens.
IXCOnrOUATED UXDEK THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 8 p. m.. and Saturday evenings from T to S o'clock
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Perscr.al c.'.
lateral or Real Estate security.
P. L. K1TCHELL, Prcit. F. C. DEXKMANX, Vice Prest. JJ M BUFuKD, Ct:
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Denktnacn, John Crnbancb, Phil Mitchell, H. P Hull L !r '
E. W Hurst, J. M. Bnford, John Volk. . '
Jackson & Hxrst. Solicitors.
Began business July 8, 1890, and occupy tha southeast corner of Mitchell L-nde"s ti tr.
Teleimone'1098. 231 Twentieth street.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents Fine Shoes a Spec Salty. Repairing dote neatly and promptly.
A share of your patronage respectfully solicited.
R G. Hudson M.J.Parkk
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended tx Estinia'
furnished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth st. Rock Island
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Al' kinds of brass, nron and aluminum bronze casting, all shades and tern! ere M.
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
Snor t kd OrncE-At If 11 First avenue, near
GEORGE SCIIAJ -
1001 Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth
The choicest Wine, Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Her;
Free Lnnch Everf Day
Established 1880 18H3.
Save money by JbuyiDg yonr Crockery, Glassware, Cut
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third Ave.
J- IHL CHRISTY,
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1U1 1123 Fourth arcane. Reaidtmce 1111 Fourth avenue.
Plans and specifications furnished on all classes of work ; also agent for Wlller'a PatenUnrfile
8'idbur Bllnds,omeUiuig nw, stylish and desirable,
BOCK ISLAND ILL
C2- K V
1706 Second Avenue.
Second Avenue, , Kock Island. Ill
J. MAGES, Proprietor.
n ear- t - v
Opposite Harper's Theatre.
Sandwiches Furnished on Scort Notice
UlluTlCTOBEE OF CBACKEBS 1ID tUSCDili
Ask Tour Orocer for Them.
They are B
The Christy "Otstkr" and Christy "Wafib