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THE AKGUS, Fit IDA V, AUGUST 18,1803.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1634 Second
Arenue, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
Tmi-Dally 5oc per montb; Weekly W.OO
par aanom; In advance (1 .50.
All communications of a critical or anjuroenta
tfre character, political or religious, must have
re u name attached for publication. No each
a -Holes will be printed over fictitious signatures.
Anoymous commnnications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
ia Hack Island county .
rRITAY, Arc,. IS. 193.
A carpet taken from the floor of
the mint has hocn made to yield
$5,600. It is almost needless to' say
that such a carpet would be hard to
Traders who po to Alaska are for
bidden to sell whisky to the natives.
They easily evade this statuto. No
honest man could call the stuff thev
A misogynist at Farmingdale. N.
Y., has hangred himself in his house,
which he never permitted a woman to
enter. Under such rircimstanccs it's
a wonder that ho- didn't hang: him
solf years and years ago.
The duties of a member of the
reichstajj would not appear to be
onerous. All the gentleman has to
do is to vote as the emperor do
6ircs, or have both himself and the
vote practically counted out
They Fay now that Kichard Mans
field while traveling in his private
palace car employs a little neTO boy
to fan the flies off while he eats.
There never were many flies on
The late protectionist., who are
responsible in a larg-c decree for the
shortage of money complained about,
want to hold the "democracy respon
sible for the balance of trade against
us, amounting to f s7.500.OOO ftr the
last listal year, just as though the
trade-paralyzing McKinlev tariff
were not still in operation. "
Liei't. Peaky, U. S. N., i .he
bracing atmosphere of Labrador,
cares nothing for the tightness of
money or the melancholia'of the sil
ver mine owners. Happy the man
who can leave it to the other 64.(J!i,
999 to walk the floor, while he takes
his constitutional in blissful ignor
ance on his miniature quarterdeck.
Kugtne Field, of the Chicago
Record, dearly loves to have a little
fun at the expense of his friends.
In the successful culmination of lien
I. Cable's brilliant campaign of last
year, ard the lukewarmi.ess mani
fested by certain Chicago democrats.
J-ield has found a fruitful theme for
somequi.-t humor. Here is one of
his late effusions:
It is rumored that Col. Erskine M.
Phelps is having more trouble with
that ankle of his. It will be remem
bered that he sprained his ankle last
November while reading election re
turns that demonstrated that Ben T.
Cable had carried Illinois. Col.
Phelps seemed to have recovered the
use of his limb early this summer,
but we learn that "the indications
that Mr. Cable's slate of federal ap
pointments is to be approved by the
president have induced a relapse and
that the ankle is once more causing
Col. Phelps much trouble.
The night that the election returns
sprained Col. Phelps'ankle is memor
able also as the night wherein Mr.
Doane wanted to bet flO.OOi) that
Cleveland would not get the electoral
vote of Illinois. It was on this oc
casion, too. that Judge Lambert
Tree lapsed into that semi-comatose
condition in which he has remained
This is in another strain:
The misguided individual who
vowed a vow not to shave his beard
until the trouble between A. C. l)ur
borow and lien T. Cable was settled
is now seriously thinking about en
tering into a show window competi
tion with the Sutherland sisters.
Repeal First. Ouarrcl Afti-rwurd.
Qui cj Herald.
ThiTe was such a popular demand
for the repeal of the Sherman pur
chase law, and all interests were ar
rayed against it with such earnest
ness that it would seem ihe act of a
mal man for any alleged statesman
to pose as a stumbling block to the
popular will. The declaration of
the president is itself so plain. Con
gress was called for the express pur
pose of repealing this silver pur
chase act, and if it could not do this
its purpose was idle ami useless.
And yet the free silver forces are
splendidly organized. They enter the
capital a helpless minority.but thev
assume all the arrogance of a magni
ficent majority and have so far been
able to dictate terms and conditions
to their superiors. The trouble all
arises from the fact that the legisla
tors disobeyed the popular will bv I
discussing various plans of compro
mise before attacking their original
purpose. Friends of theadministra-'
lion should have listened to nothing'
but the prompt and -unconditional'
repeal of the law they were gathered '
to behead and after that the various'
ideas of finance may be expressed
and the best proposition taken as a
successor to the Sherman law.
THE IMPRISONED ROBIN.
vVe heard his cry this morning, and his wall
Was like the sad son j of a whippoorwilL
It seems that in his 1 rison cage he still
Das memories of the Qelds, and he recalls the
The lonesome night bird sang at vespers till
He deems it is his ov. n. His joyous thrill
And natural pipings a -e now all in Jail.
How different from the notes when, wild and
He sang his happy greetings to h'is mate
And pleasure seemed the business of his days!
So night bird ' acta were mimicked in his wars
When he strode o'er the lawn in pride elate
Or filled the air with melody from a tree.
Edward S. Croat ner in New York Sun.
Not nig Things Only Excite Wonder.
It is not always tie things of gigantic
proportions that excite the greatest
curiosity. Mastodons, elephants, whales
and other creaturt s of monstrous size
are and have been vonders indeed. So,
too, are the pyran ids, the great cathe
drals, towers, monuments, etc., the
great Corliss engines, the 16-drive wheel
locomotive and other triumphs of me
chanical skill. But while this is true
beyond question, how about the wonders
revealed by the microscope and the
work of the deft f ngered artist, D. A.
Vr. Meer, who painted a landscape on
the side of a grai 1 of wheat? By the
nse of a strong microscope only could
the wonders of this minute painting Ik?
Yet when a good glass was brought to
bear upon what apj eared to be a spot of
variegated paint upon the side of the
wheat grain all wis changed into a
beautiful landscape a forest, a mill at
the side of the rive-, a miller climbing
an outside stairway with a sack of grain
upon his back, a tall cliff at the side of
the mill and a wind; ng road along which
some peasants were trying to drag a re
fractory pig! St. L mis Republic.
Cloves to Ruin Husbands and Lovers.
Tho revival of l.ght kid gloves fj
wear with walking ilress is rather a blo
to the thrifty mindel. Those who have
a limited dress allowance have delighted
in the convenient lilack kid or brown
snede, which could lie worn quite a
number of times without showing signs
of being weatherlx aten in any way.
But light gray, pale lemon and the new
horrific green are soiled in an hour when
worn with sealskin, dark cloth or serge.
Fortunately four or six button length
does very well at piesent, but there are
some indications that in the season
6leeves will be short and gloves long. If
so, light kid will be atrociously extrava
gant, even though t hey will not soil so
readily when worn with light colored
gowns. Cor. Chicago Herald.
Marrying by a Formula.
The woman that took part in a late
marriage at Newcastle, England, had a
mathematical formula to guide her. At
1C she married a mi. n of 32. At 30 she
married again and chose a man of GO.
To conclude the series, she now at 42
marries a man of 84. Her first husband
was a Qnaker, the st cond a Catholic and
the present one a Protestant. If she
lives much longejmd is determined to
go on with her mat lematical matrimo
nial ventures, she w.U have to advertise
in the want columns for a centenarian or
two and specify a lit w religion as one of
her provisions. AtLinta Constitution.
The IVardrt om "Hoy."
The wardroom "boy" on board a man-
of-war is often as old as many of those he
6erves, but the old fashioned title and
form of address stick to him. "Wardroom
boys usually are colored men or foreign
ers. When a Ilaytiaii or Jamaican negro
is obtainable, he is regarded as a catch.
This is truer still of the Jap. The latter
seems to understand by instinct to re
member a multitude of details without
effort and obey promptly and without
question. Philadelphia Ledger.
Living In ttie Suburb.
It was several m mths ago that Mc
Tavish, who had never lived in the sub
urbs, moved with his family out to West
Nobtown. The othi r day one of the old
residents said to him :
""Well, Mr. McTavish, how do you like
McTavish sighed slightly and then
said, "The merciful man is merciful to
his subnrb!" Cincii nati Enquirer.
Good For An
roll of bills) Of con
ject. What we war.
No, sir! I am really
sage of tho bill, but
aiy overcoat here in
ing in. Truth.
rse monev is no ob-
t is to have this bill
antly) Bribe me?
in favor of the pas--but
I'll just hang
the hall before go-
A Friendly Hint.
Postoffice Clerk :See here, boy! No
living mortal can read the address on
this envelope you jru t handed in.
Boy Well, if this 'ere postoffice de
partment wants fin handwritin, why
don't you keep better iensat these desks,
sav? Good News.
The population of the kingdom of
Spain, as reported in hist census, taken
six years ago, was 17.m0,(Km).. As tho
population is nearly stationary the count
for this year would 1 e about the same ns
that of the j-ear in w lich the census was
As Japan was tho lirst nation to
her exhibit completed for the Wi.
fair. Major Handy snvs that that 1
try is the most advanced, busines.
ana newspaper sort of uat:o:i 1
Celluloid is becoming
for numerous fancy iirtick BJ -. i
In several shades of the d.-iic;;: ( .
and is an inexpensive materia,
thin transparent she ts are the 1 tv .
Alabama boasts a woman who was
struck by lightning seven years ago. has
never spoken since, and .whose eyes grow
luridly brilliant at "he approach of a
In portions of the south the old time
negro still lingers, preserving toward the
white race the exact relations of 40 years
ago, so far as outwar 1 deference goes.
ODDS AND ENDS.
In California they catch fish by wheels,
Laplanders often skate a distance of
150 miles a day.
It is intended to la; a submarine cable
in the Caspian sea.
Try to keep a cash account and to teach
a girl to do the same.
Weather, smoke and a vicious woman
drive men out of doors.
Keeping a pan of water in the oven
will prevent fowl from 6corching.
A good handful of borax will soften
ten gallons of water for laundry use.
Maine has a foreign born population
of 78,901 and a colored population of
So minute are the pores of the skin
that a grain of line sand will cover 300 of
Over 2.000,000 postal cards are neces
sary to meet the daily demands in this
The trouble with the man who knows
nothing is that he is always the last to
find it out.
A North Carolina woman only learned
to write after she had passed the age of
The town of Roanoke, Va., has grown
in ten years from a population of COO to
one of 2:'.,(;oi.
The word "reverend" occurs but once
in the Bible, which is in the ninth verse
of the eleventh psalm.
People who conceal their mistakes
in many instances destroy their only
chances of usefulness in life.
It is tho mm who has to live on corn
bread at home who finds the most fault
with the pie when he travels.
The big battleship Texas will have
cost Uncle Sum $:l.000,000 after her guns
shall have been put on loard.
Never forget to mention to the doctor
the apjiearance of a rash. It may be
nothing or it may be most serious.
The freshman class of Vassar have
chosen rose pink for their class Color,
and the sweet iea for their class flower.
The state of Massachusetts has de
cided to give financial and other aid to
103 of its towns that they may secure
free public libraries.
When you are driving a bargain with
your iceman don't contradict him when
he says the crop was small hist winter,
because he can prove it was very thin
by the number of persons who fell
throngh and were drowned.
A Daring Toung Creature.
'I sometimes wonder that any child
ever lives to reach maturity," said P. C.
Wright. "The saying that there is a
special providence watching over chil
dren, drunken men and fools must be a
truism. We hear much of the reckless
ness of boys, but I lselieve that girls take
fully as many chances with the great
hereafter. When my oldest daughter
was five years old she did not climb hills
nor ride wild horses, but she went bath
ing in the Mississippi river and had a
penchant for exploring old wells. When
we traveled we had to lalnl her so the
IKdice would know where to return her.
At seven years of age she mounted a rail
way locomotive, during the temporary
absence of the engineer and fireman,
pulled open the throttle and sent it spin
ning down the line at a mile a minute
gait until the steam was exhausted.
"At ten years she manufactured a hot
air balloon and attempted an ascent,
but fortunately the flimsy airship was
too small to lear her above the earth.
I believe that girls are .naturally as in
sensible to danger as their brothers, and.
with proier culture, would make as good
soldiers.'" St. Louis Glole-Democrat.
An F.p-ypUan Superstition.
The Egyptians believed that human
life had its seat in the head. In order
that tho dead person should not really
perish altogether, reproductions of the
form, and particularly of the face, of
the defunct were provided for the soul
to take up a residence in. As many as
forty such images have leen found in a
single tomb, and for the same object
rich ieop!o had numerous statues made
to represent themselves as well as the
Owing to the perpetuation of this no
tion that carvel and sculptured figures
of human beings are occupied by spirits,
it is very cliHirT.lt to find a statue in
Egypt today that has not leen more or
less defaced and broken by the natives,
who imagine that in this manner they
can render such spirits powerless to
harm them. Washington Star.
Ancient Nations and Electricity.
The ancient nations have records of
electric cumnts or magnetic forces.
This power was confined to their wie
men, priests and astrologers, who made
use of their knowledge to frighten the
ignorant and keep them under complete
control of the church or other supersti
tious power. Those loadstones were
made use of by the priests iu the grand
ceremonies of their sacred temples to
frighten tinners and reward saints.
New York Telegram.
Worthy of 11 Hoy.
Fapa I have a little time this morn
ing, and we'll go down town and got
the bicycle I promised you for passing
the school examination successfully.
Little Son I saw two or three girls on
bicycles yesterday, and I don't waiu
anything that girls can ride.
Papa Well, what can we do about it?
Little Boy I was thinkin yon might
get me a trick mule. Good News.
n Itollar a Shot.
An indignant justice of tho peace ia
Barry, Ills., lined a poor marksman six
dollars for firing six shots at his wife.
The weapon w-isa six shooter. Had it
been a seven shooter the man would
have probably been fined one dollar
more. Yankee Blade.
Fpnm 1 1 1, n rl t-o.l a n vl11Inn
ti. xt. i-t. :i. ' he ii
auc aiiok iivm iwn uuv uirecior,i j
: 1 , l1 1 f - i -r-. , A WUU1U
imuku iu iiou uy uaviu xranir,
60 Broadway. It contained 83
Golden Days. i
Sirs. Stanford's Jewels.
Apropos of jewels, the handsomest in
Washington is the collection owned by
Mrs. Leland Stanford, wife of the mil
lionaire senator from California. Her
diamonds are second only in value to the
Russian and English crown jewels. They
are of all tints one pink, another yel
low, one blue, besides the pure white
stones, and the aggregate value is esti
mated as being over 2,000,000. In
Mrs. Stanford's safe of 6teel, with time
proof burglar locks, which, as she sel
dom wears her jewels, is kept at a safe
deposit company, are 50 diamond rings,
each worth about $500. She cares for
no other stones, so there are only dia
monds in her collection. Washington
We direct the attention of onr
readers to the advertisement of Sim
mons' Liver Regulator on another
page. We have used the medicine in
onr family, and are prepared to say
from experience that for a torpid
liver or a disordered stomach it is a
good remedy. When traveling we
usually carry some in our valise.
From the "-Christian Visitor." Smith
field, N. C.
LOUIS D. VANDERVERg,
0ns p? the test known Imslness Bert ia Oicao,
representative cf the jrraat Bradstrtet C
HEADACHE, SLEEPLESSNESS, NERVOUS
Ir. STilra STedUvd Co., Elkhart, Tnd.
Gentlemen : I take pleasure in informing von
of tlie very beneficial results which have follower!
the use of D. Miles- RtSTOSTPve Nravirvr
in tbe case of myself and ife. For a ver I 1..
sutpject to a distressing pain at the base of 11. c
train and upper portion of the spinal cor.!. 1
m m mm pj lost flesh ana vu crcatly
t- II ml H 11 troubled with slecplew-nefia.
Your Nervine :j hinhly
recommended to me. My case had been so olisif
nate tliat I had do confidence in t'.j i !Vu-ary of
any medicine. Yet as a last resort 1 i-onM-nted to
Five It atrial. Much to my surprise, I experienced
marked benefit; my siopl(-iifs disappeared:
my headache was removed; cyspirilfiaudeei.eral
health Rrea-o . . . . .
tly improv- I M I 1 1 I l IXJ I 1W
C1. I BOOH
mr mm mmr
OJONCD TWIHTV MUNBt. ALL THIS OCCUKMCO
arrcn lmnnco and will known pmvsiciano
10 raiLCD. My '
the best of results.
-My wile 1.- USIiik tlie Nervine vi iui
Ixjuis l:. ANr.Eiivi.Piii.
fk"I on a i'ositlve Guarantor.
D - V; K r.V PI LLS, 60 Doses 25 Cts.
'UBI.ICATION N( TI K
In tl.e Circuit four, in Chnctry
Sept. t nu A. 1).. 1M.
Ilnn.e Buildiiifr nnd I-osn liStrc Mion if Kock
Itlipl v. lla-r Fifchrr.
Affidavit of Don-reitlrnce cf Ilariy Fischer
the nhov-e difi ndai t. l avmir I.e. n flU-d u the
clerk V office of the c.rroii ruiirt. noi te'ihy
given to the .paid non-n-nidei t ditmdnnt that tbe
coBiplninant filed his hill of complitint in id
court, on the chancery ide ihereof on the
Twenty-Ant day of July. I8!. and tht tlu-n-npon
a summons issued out of said court, vhcrrin said
1111 is now pending, returnable on the lm Mon
day in the niotith of t-epU'n,ter reit, as is by
law required. Now. unle s you, the said non
resident defendant above named, Harry Flcher,
shall personally be and appear before said circuit
court on the first day of the next term thereof, to
be bo'di-n at Kock Island in and lor the atd
county, rn the first Monday in bepttmber nejt,
and pit ad. arswer or demur to the aid com
plainant's bill of complaint, the same and the
matters and thinpe therein chars-ed and rta ei
will be taken aa confessed, and a decree entered
against you arrordlne to the prajer of said bill.
' GEOKGE W. GAwBLK, Clerk.
Bock Island. Illinois, July 31. ISO.
Jackson & Ili Bsr,
Solicitor for Comp'airant.
OK HEAL ESTATE.
By virtue of an order and decree of the county
court, of Kotk island county, state or Illinois,
made on the petition f the uiidersipned, James
I-', Johni-ton. administrator of the estate of
Kmalie Harxiitge1, deoeaeed. for leave to sell
the reai eat of said deceased at the August
term, A. 1. 1SW8, of said court, to-wtt:
On the mh day of Atgust, A. 1).. 1S93, 1 hall
on the Uth day f September 1 ex-, between the
ho 1 rs of 10 o'clock in the forenoon and S o lock
in the artemoon of said d 'y. sell at public sale,
at the north door of the ci-urt house in thi-ctty
of liock Inland, in said county, the real estate
described as follows, to-wit:
The ninth twenty (-J0 j acres of the west-half of
"he as'-luilf 1 f fiction number two.';), intown
fliipseveat ep, (17), north ranpe two, (Si, west
ot the Kour-' prinripel meridinu. excepting
therefrom the following described real estate, to
wii: Beginning at a j oint on the ha'f section
forty-two (42i chains und filty-scven (STi links
aontb of the south-west corner of the south-east
iiai.er of said section nine, (91, and running
Ihence south sixty-three (63) degrees and forty
miuntes ert (s Kl degrees 40 m el thirteen
chains rind twenty-four links, ( 13 24 100 chains),
thence south tii.iy-two degre: - and fifty-live min
rtes ens' (s r2digroes f5 minutes e) ten chains
and tifu-i Ine links (i l(V59 HMchsios more or less
tn the east line of said west-half of the ens', half
of said section iiino. ( coniainins; between said
line and Keck Hivereight and twenty-. wo hun
dredths (S 2-J-IDO) iieres more cr less, situated in
the coimiy of hock Isli ml, state of Illinois, on
the following terms, tiitnu-ly: i urh down on de
livery of rieec.
Dated this 8th day of August, A. I)., 1S'J3.-
JAME8 R. JOHNSTOX.
Adniinisrtntor of the hatate of Rosalie Uaru axe'.
Notice to Klectrlc Light Contractors.
Sealed prcixisals wiH he received at the c'ty
clerk's office. Ki ck Island. Illinois, until 5 o'clock
P. m., September 4, 1MB. for lighting th-5 streets
of the city by electricity, the lamps !o he of
standatd v.lioo-eandle tower each to the number
of 100 to 140 lights suspended at street intersec
tions or on poles at sui h places as the city may
direct, the term ofrontruct lobe for five years
from December I. 1H93 The specificmi ns can
be seen atthecby clcik's cilice. The city re
Serves the right to reject sny or all tidf .
A. D. Ilnsryo, city Clerk.
Dated Rock Island. Illinois, Aug. 12 1MO.
Bock Islakd Arsenal, 111.. Auengt 16 1893.
staled proposals, in triplicate, will lie received
nntil ra o'clock, noon. September 15, 1883, and
then opened, for furMshteg at this arsenal the
forage and straw reqslred by the Quartermaster's
department during the fiscal vearendirs .Inno n
"inA. The United States reserves the right to rc
ny or all proposals. All information f nr
' upon anDl citioa here. EnvelouA enn-
fj8V6TiU proposals should be marked, "Proposals
mu l-l.on, UIIU HUUmKO IO
John T. Tboiipsin,
Lieut, trd. Dept. A. A. i A.
I HEY WASH THEIR CLOTH i s
1 N's where
MADE ONLY BY
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Aen's Fine Woolens.
1706 Pecontl Avenue.
IXCOItPOKATED UNDER THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 8 p. in., and Saturday evenings from 7 to S o'clock .
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Perscr.a". "
lateral or Real Estate security.
P. L. MITCHELL, Pree t. F. C. DENKM ANN, Vice Prest. J M. BUFOhl). ( e;
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Denkrrann, John Cruhaucb, Phil Mitchell, H. P HalL L -E.
W Uurst, J. M. Buford, John Volk.
Jacksok & Uckst, Solicitors.
Began business July 8, 1S90, and occupy the southeast corner of Mitchell & Lytde s rt-w s-.r.i ic
TeleDQone 1098. 231 Twentieth srroet.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND 8BOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a Specialty. Repairing dor.e neatly and promptly.
A share of your patronage respectfully solicited.
R i. Hudson.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Eetiira:
furBished when desired.
Shop csor. First ave. atd Seventeenth u Rock Island
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
All kind, of brass, bronae and slumlnnm bronw casting, all .hades and tenure
specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
Shot, t bd OiTic-At 11 First avenue, near Ferry landinp, . K0CK ISLAM'
J. MAGER, Proprieior:
GEORGE SCIUFER, Proprietor.
MM Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth Street, - Opposite Harper's Thea:rt,
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hzm
Free Lnncb Every Day
Established 1E80 18H3.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money bv buying your Crockery, Glassware, Cut
lery, Tinware Woodware, and Brushes, at tte Old ard
Reliable 5 aid 10 Cents Store.
MBS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third Avf
J- KL CHRISTY,
C.J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 1123 Fourth avetue. Residence Hit Fourth avenue.
Plans and specifications furnished on all classes of work; also asrent for Wlller's FatenUnslde
6' "dins Bl!nds,tomething naw, stylish and desirable
ROCK iSL&SD ILL
1618 Second Avenue, , Rock IsJard. '.:
M. J. Pakkek.
feandwicbes Fnrnlsrpol on Short Notice
U11DF1CTQREB OF immi 11D
Ask Your Grocer for Them.
They are Best.
The Christy "OtsTKP" and Chrj'y
BOCK ISLAN i