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THE AHGUB. SAT I IIDAV, AUGUST 10, 1893.
Published Daily and Weekly at 14 Second
Avenue, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. POTTEK.
Tnai-Dally 50c per month; Weakly rx.00
Vt amnum; in advance (I .SO.
All communications of a critical or aivumenta
ttve character, political or relUrioua, most have
re il name attached tor publication. No inch
a -Holes win be printed over fictitious slgnatares
Anoymooa commnnlcatioiis not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
1 1 Kock Island coniily .
Satikday. Aigist 19, 1893.
Kight in the fashion to advertise
in The Akgi s.
The first steel pen was made in
1830, anil can he found in any news
paper oflioe in the United States.
The New York Tribune has discov
ered that the strange thinjj about the
professional rainmakers is that thev
never jret in their work durinar sea
son of drouth.
The kerosene can ana tne matco
h&re been compelled to '-take a back
scat" as a combination for the im
provement of the undertaker's busi
ness in Illinois. A can of paint ex
ploded at Fairbury, and the lady who
happened to be within range wa3
fatally burned. Dangers multiply as
the world moves on.
At present the dispute in the legis
lature of Khode Island is 60 tangled
up that it is next to impossible to
keep any track of it The perform
ances of this funny little state for
several years past are enough to
make people sorry that the other
twelve colonies dragged her into tho
Union by main strength.
A New York girl denied stealing a
diamond pin, but it was found con
cealed in a banana which she carried
in her pocket. If the countryman
who bought a banana thinking it
was a prize package and threw it
away disgusted after he had care
fully cut it into little bits had struck
that one he would have thought that
he had got one sure. '
TnE Daily Spectator, which was
started at Rockford four months a;jo
under the auspices of the A. P. A.,
has suspended. There is a local
publication whose mission is similar,
which is just now leading a precar
ious existence, and it is only a ques
tion when it will follow the lead of
its Kockford co-worker. Tue Ahgis
rcprets to see misfortune come upon
any legitimate journal, but does not
fov any ornament to the profession
in a paper whose sole object is to
foment trouble and to attack people
because of their creed.
siprlnfrer on the Coir mil tc-e.
Congressman Springer, in an in
terview on Tuesday, speaking in re
gard to committee chairmanship
These numerous speculations
about change in the chairmanship of
the house committees cannot have
any foundation in fact. I have Spea
ker Crisp's word for it that he has not
discussed the matter with anyone,
consequently the newspaper gossip
on the subject must originate with
interested parties or their friends.
Besides, there is another element in
the matter that is lost sight of. No
more committees can be named until
we have adopted our rules. The
house has not yet decided what com
mittees it will authorize. It may
conclude to abolish some, to consoli
date others, or to create new com
mittees. All this has to be decided
yet. Under the rule we have adopt
ed as to silver debate the committee
on rules cannot even bring the ques
tion up, except by unanimous con
sent, until we have disposed of the
nilver question. Even if the com
mittee got unanimous consent to re
port a set of proposed rules it is ut
terly unlikely those rules could be
adopted witout debate. So you see
we cannot reach tin? committee ques
tion until Aug. i'S. Of course, Spea
ker Crisp is giving the matter some
preliminary consideration in the
meantime. lint he is keeping his
own counsel: I am sure of that'
Shelby M. Cullom's term as United
States senator from Illinois will ex
pire March 4. IX'.l"). The election of
his sue-( ssor is already attracting
the attention of politicians through
out the state, the greatest stir being
in democratic circles, inasmuch as
it is practically assured that Senator
Palmer's colleague after that date
will lie a democrat. The names of
manv prominent in democratic coun
cils have been mentioned in connec
tion with the senatorial toga, none
probably being received with great
er favor than that of Hon. Hon T.
Cable, of ltock Island, to whom as
manager of the western headquarters
of the national democratic commit
tee, is largely due the splendid vic
tories won in the great northwest in
1892. A man of brilliant attain
ments, an effective, speaker in full
harmony with his party on the ques
tions of the day, and uniuentuieu
with any state factions, the Times
regards him at this time, as being
especially available to lead in the
senatorial contest of vi.
Fourth of July.
TThat time our patriot fathers spoke
The oath oa freedom's altar sworn.
To wear no more the tyrant's yoke.
This mighty nation then was born.
The thnndi r of that lofty vow.
To distant ages sounding load.
Has shaker, thrones, is shaking now
And shall yet shake till all are bowed.
The flag of freedom, then unfurled.
Was hailed by millions from afar
The conquering standard of the world.
Sublime like in peace and warl
It proudly lloats on every sea.
Is honore I now on every shore;
It whispers to th' oppressed. "Be free,"
And kind.es hopes unknown before.
Cod of our lathers, since thy hands
In benedii Uon stretched above.
Cave us a"anced abovo all lands.
Knit us in amity and love.
Let not this brotherhood of states.
By vital b m&s made firmly one.
Be ever rent by hostile fates.
Or f ratric dal rage undone.
Bntcmulouiof things that make
The high i sample more complete
Teach natio is bow their chains to break
And soar t ublimcly to thy feet.
A Duel With Cansom Cabs.
There havo been duels with pistols and
with broadswords and with pike staves
and with etil ?ttos and with tarantulas
and with bnc king bronchos, but it has
remained for Willie Wilde and the Mar
quis de Leuvi le to fight a -duel with han
som cabs and cab horses. This is the only
reasonable es planation of the lamenta
ble incident tpon the streets of London
Friday. These two men have been more
or less intima:e with a well known wom
an. One of fiem, in fact, has been her
husband for a few months. Their re
lations to each other became so strained
that honor demanded that blood should
be shed. So t he duel was arranged. To
avoid police interference hansom cabs
were selected, and each man was to ride
in the cab selected by the other.
Tho marquis entered Willie's cab, and
so wisely had the kinsman of the sun
flower prophet chosen that his rival was
soon thrown to the pavement. Tho
stones broke t'10 bridge of his nose, and
the horse kicked him in the side and
broke one of h s ribs. Willie escaped un
harmed. This incident illustrates again
the ingenuity of the English. Duels in
France never end except with the best
feeling on lxtl . sides. There is no desire
to hurt any on?. If we must have duels,
let us follow the example of the Pari
sians. The hansom cab is too dangerous
and erratic a weapon to be handled care
lessly. Brooklyn Eagle.
The Season of Shams.
This is the season of shams. Honses
are closing, but in how many of them
are there back rooms where the family
will live for tin next two months and in
the fall tell of social triumphs at Bar
Harbor or Newport. Then again, small
boarding houses in remote country towns
will be filled to overflowing by those
forced to econc mize, who upon their re
turn to town will tell of their stay in
largo and fashionable hotels, thinking
that their states depends upon making
others believe the fibs they tell. Why
can't every oi e be honest and come
right out with the truth? If you are not
going away, sa y so, and if yon are and
yon cannot upend your time and yonr
dollars at a big caravansary, don't 1
ashamed to say that you cannot afford
to snmmer at a ." a day hotel. You will
in tho end be f ir more respected than if
you make up alpable falsehoods that
deceive no one. Philadelphia Times.
Little Delaware's state finances are in
a thoroughly t'trifty condition, her as
sets exceeding her liabilities by nearly
$200,000. Her debt could be entirely
wiped out at once but for the fact that
some long terni bonds cannot be advan
tageously called in. The state many
years ago chartered several farmers'
hanks, all of which are now prosperous,
and in these the state has considerable
capital investetL. The par value of the
state's holdings in bank stock is just
short of $390,0(K), and the market value
is a trifle over Jrl75,000. The state ex
penses, not including school appropria
tions, fall a little short of $300,000 per
year. New York Sun.
A 9 lHtaken Trip.
During tho recent slump in all the in
dustrial stocks two young salesmen of
Boston were talking of the enormous
shrinkages. Oi e of them had made
some money in buying and selling the
stock of the sup ar company, and he said
to the friend, ' Buy sugar; it is cheap,
and I think you'll make some money on
it." Acting on his advice, his friend
purchased several dozen barrels of
sugar ami is hoi ling it for a rise. Shoe
and Leather Re- torter.
The Holy Land Open to Jews.
A correspond! nt in Jerusalem informs
us that tho sultan's government has
again licensed J jwish real estate brokers
and purchasers to acquire landed prop
erty iu Paltiiio without being Mus
sulmans and ee ;ures to all settlers the
protection of the high porte and equal
rights with tho iiativw of the land. This
oiens that conn ry again to foreign im
migration and will attract thousands
from Roumania Russia and Morocco.
An Odd Insurance I'oliry.
Last year a firm in the illumination
line were heavy losers through the death
of the Duke of Clarence, as they had
made very extensive preparations for the
celebration of hi marriage. In order to
guard against any repetition of their
loss the firm has just made an insurance
at Lloyd's "agai ist the marriage of the
Duke of York," 1 he premium paid being
at the rate of 5 i er cent. London Let
ter. New Zealand cheese is becoming a
considerable con petitor of the American
product in Great Britain. A single ship
ment of 430 tons was landed in Loudon
in perfect order u few weeks ago.
A gentleman hi Tacoma not long ago
gave a dinner to 28 people, the dining
room being the interior of the trunk of
a tree on his esta :e.
Testing Iron Castings. j
"Have you ever noticed," 6aid a St. I
Lonisan yesterday, "those massive iron j
pillars now standing erect in the base-
ment of the new Planter's House? Well,
did you ever stop to think of the im
mense weight they will be compelled to
support steadily for many, many years?
!)h, you have. But I suppose you have
thought the manufacturer just made
those pillars and sold them without
knowing anything about how much
weight they would bear or how long
they would bear it. Let me tell you
"Those pillars are cast in the same
manner as cast iron stoves by running
the liquid metal into sand molds, but
alonside of each pillar is cast an iron bar
from the same metal. The bar is pre
cisely an inch square and 54 feet in
length. When cold, it is subjected to a
very simple test. Each end of the bar
Is placed upon a table and weights are
suspended from the center by a rope. It
must bear a tensile strength of 500
pounds to the square inch. The test may
begin with 400 pounds and be gradually
increased until the bar is found to be
perfectly supporting the required weight.
If it breaks, for instance, at 480 or 490
pounds, then the pillar cast from the pot
of metal which cast the bar is discarded,
broken up and put into the pot again,
with more pig iron added. The pillars,
you know, are largely made from scrap
iron, and the manufacturers cannot know
the strength of the cast until it is tested.
The addition of pig iron in the event of
failure brings the cast up to tho stand
ard." St. Louis Republic,
In British Honduras.
British Honduras is a crown colony,
and of its 30,000 population there are
about 300 whites, mainly English. There
is an American colony of about 20 people
at Toledo engaged in sugar growing and
rum making. They are mainly from
Kentucky, and it is a prosperous colony.
The country is healthful for a tropical
conntry, and there has not been a case of
yellow fever in several years. The prin
cipal product is mahogany, and it will
be years before the forests are exhausted.
Great quantities of logwood are also
shipped to Europe. We ship only ba
nanas and plantains to the United States,
shipping last year 738,000 bunches of ba
nanas to New Orleans. The great prob
lem with us is labor, ar d wo import na
tives from the West Indies.
We need immigration, and Sir Alfred
Maloney, the governor, is a very pro
gressive man and iadoing much to bring
us to the notice of the wi.rld. We have
no railroads beyond a tramway drawn
by mules, penetrating the plantations
for about six miles. There i.s not a tele
graph instrument or lino in tho province
and only a 6hort telephone line lietween
government buildings. We have no
money of our Own, but use the silver of
surrounding republics, which is so de
preciated that $o in American money is
equal to $8.00 of tho money in use. In
terview in Washington Star.
lie Was a Xoblem-in liy Nature.
Don't tell me now that men arecallona
and selfish when the wi.man is an old
one, for I won't believ? it.
We were hurrying to catch the ele
vated train when a poor old Irish woman
stopped, and directly i:i the way of all
other would be passengers endeavored
to readjust a strap that had slipped from
the package 6he was carryiiy.
Her hands were col l, .-.-.id she seemed
unable to loosen the bu, le, when a g;rd
looking man came u; und seeing her dif
ficulty laid his own packages down on
the platform while he asked:
"Can't you manage it? Here, let r.:e
do it for you."
Of course "time and tide" and ele
vated trains wait for no man. and wo
rolled away from t'.io station just as he
had completed his s.;lf imposed task.
We saw him jick up his bundles and
walk toward the waiting room to goi
warm for the wind was cold never
seeming to regret the train he had missed
for doing a kindness for "some one's
I found myself hoping that his wife, if
he had one, would not scold him for com
ing home late.
Oh, the world is full of charity if we
only 6top and look for it! New York
Old or young, or grave or gay,
Those who now let their teeth decay,
With breath we can't endure;
The thought their life will haunt.
That they neglected Sozodont,
That would have kept all pure.
Mae h miserall All other
,".ii;ri( r.ts ;;m a3 nothing in com
j -;if..s..n. Women especially know
its FuiFering, and few escape its
TKC RELIEF AND CURE IS
Many people take pills, which
gripe and purge, weakening the
Docty. More take Simmons Liver
Regulator, liquid or powder, be
cause more pleasant to take, does
not gripe, and is a mild laxative,
that also tones p the pystem.
The relief is quick. It is Nature's
own remedy, purely vegetable.
"I never found anything to do me any
(rood until I used Simmons Liver licgula
tor. It has been three years sinre I first
used it and I have not had Hick Headache
Bluee. 1 sent my sister (who had from one
to two attacks of Hick Headache every
week) one-half of a package, and she has
not had It since." C H. MoBBis, Browns
Has our Z Stamp In red on wrapper.
J. li. ZEILIN & CO. Philadelphia. Pa.
Is it Gradually Growing Duller?
Catarrh Causes it Stop
Mr. Peterson's case illustrates the
danger of allowing these troubles to
run on, and -should be carefully read
A very large per cent of these cases
of deafness and roaring noises is due
to the extension of catarrh to the
eustachian tubes ami inner ears.
Manv of the most remarkable cures
that have been accomplished by the
physicians of the Scott Medical In
stitute have been in the restoration
of hearing lost or dulled from ca
tarrhal extension. It is folly to wait
for a trouble like this to get well it
self. It don't get well, but always
gets worse, until frequently the hear
ing is entirely destroyed. A thor
ough course of treatment with a ca
pable specialist, who goes right at
the cause of tho trouble and removes
it, is the only hope.
Dr. Wilson and his medical asso
ciates cure all cases of deafness
caused by catarrh.
larness and Kinging NoIncs.
S. A. PETERSON.
Andover, '11 .
Mr. Peterson say he is e-u-r-e-d,
and as well as he ever was. Dr.
Wilson says he is c-u-r-e-d. Write
and ask Mr. Peterson if it is not so.
To the Public.
Dr. Wilson has reported a case
like the foregoing, each week or two,
for the past three years in the tri
city papers. In the case of Mr.
Peterson. Dr. Wilson would state, he
has lived in Kock Island county for
over 30 years. He is director of a
tire insurance company, and is also
connected with the management of
Augustana college. Is he a man to
be relied on? Let the public judge.
Within the past three months Dr.
Wilson has published the statements
and pictures of a number of minis
ters who say under their own signa
tures that they have been c-u-r-e-d
at the Scott Medical Institute, Can
thev be relied on as telling the truth?
Let the public judge.
Dr. Wilson has noticed a senseless
tirade against him bv a voung ririu
trving to do business in the tri-cities.
Some three weeks ago Dr. Wilson in
serted in the papers a statement to the
effect that he would notice this baby
firm no more in print. Today he
says the same thing. It is no pleas
ure for us to work for not lung.
J)r, Wilson has business interests
at stake in this stat. The "blowing
firm" have nothing to lose here
nothing that can be touched there
fore we decline to "bark where we
can not bite."
Dr. Wilson wishes to announce
to the general public that his diplo
ma is registered with the county
clerk in this citv and shows he has
practiced medicine years before
either of this "great firm" entered
Should we condescend to answer
this "great firm" in the manner in
which thev assailed the Scott Medi
cal Institute, we could bring forward
proof, which we have held in our
possession for months, that
would make them beat a hasty re
treat from our city, or wish they had
never opened this discussion.
Dr. Wilson's plan has always been
"let our patients talk for us." Ami
when he has to "blow his own horn"
for the sake of deceiving the public,
he will take down the sign "Scott
Medical Institute" and close his bus
iness. Does this look reliable? Let the
Treatment, $5 a month.
EVERY CURABLE DISEASE
221 Brady street, Davenport, la.
Over American Express Co.
SPECIALTIES: Catarrh, Eye,
Ear, Nose, Throat, Lungs, Nervous
Diseases, 'Skin Diseases, Chronic Dis
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. .
House Raising and Moving-
Raising brick buildings especially
Address E- A. ROUNDS,
1515 Seventh Avenue, Box 121
HThey wash their clothes
MADE ONLY BY
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
INCORPORATED UNDER THE STATE LAW.
Rock Island Savings Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Open daily from . ra. to S-p. in., and Saturday evenings from 7 to S oV.oek
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Persona', c".
lateral or R eai Estate security.
P. L. MITCHELL, Pos t. F. C. DKXKMANN, Vice Prest. J M. BI FOKD. Cir. .
P. L. Mitchell. F. C. Derkirann. John CraMotrh. Phil MitcbelL H. P. Hall L sffi -E.
W HarPt. J. M. Bnforf, John Volk. "
Jacksoh & Uckst. Solicitors.
Began business July 8, U9U, and occupy th aoutheart comer of Mitchell 4 tjndts t tr.::ci
Telenaoue 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND 8BOES -
Gents' Fine Shoes a Specialty. Repairing Cote neatly and promptly.
A share of yonr patronage respectfully f elicited.
R ii. Hudson.
All kind b of Caryeiittring promptly attended to Es:ia:a
furbished when desired.
8hop cor. Firs av ard Seventeenth st. Rock Island.
Rock Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Al' kind, of brass, bronae and aluminum bronze casting, all shades and temjere Mn
a specialty of brass metal pattern and rustic work.
Shoi its Omc- At JKl First ai,m. i mr Ferry landing, - KOCK IMAM)
J. MAGER, Proprietor;
jb-- - icxo use saloon
GEOIUiE SCHaKEK, Proprietor.
1801 Second Avenue, Corner of Slx-.eenth Street. - Opposite ilaner'e Tfceatrt.
he choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer end Cigars always on Hanc
Tree Lunch Etctt Dav
Established 1680 lBua.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save monej bv buying yonr Crockery, Qlatrjwaie, Cut
lery, Tinwar-, Wot dware, and Brnehfg, at theOld ai d
Reliable 5 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third Ave.
J. Wla CHRISTY,
KIIOFICTMB OF CE1UERS 113 n-EH
- Ask Your Grocer for Them.
Cracker Bakery, -mltie:
;,(. K IfLASf
C.J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 1123 Feurlh avecne. Residence 1119 Fourth svenue.
Plans and rpecincationa foralxhcd on all
a Uriat iJia2
1618 Second Avenue, .Rock Isiar.d. Ill
m j pARKKk.
AMF RTiFl rWRQ b
bandwiches Furnts lon Short Net it
classes of work; also aecrt for Wi'.ler's Patent, ;i
new, stylieu ana aesiranje
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