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THE ATiGUS. TtJESOA V, AUGUST 22, 1893.
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TrESDAY. Aroi-ST 22, 1893.
It is all very well for tne wona s
fair managers to be figuring on royal
visitors from Europe. But it will
pay them a great deal more to ar
range for great excursions at cheap
rates from all parts of this country.
Royalty has an unpleasant faculty of
waDting everything for nothing.
When a New York woman named
Hunter accidentally received a letter
from her husband, addressed Dear
Mrs. Browning, he explained that he
had written it merely to arouse her
jealousy. The subsequent procure
ment of a divorce indicates that a
more successful aAempt than his was
Several exchanges are gravely
discussing the question of whether
or not a lawyer can bo a gentleman.
Doubtless to be a gentleman is
among the possibilities open to a
member of the legal profession, but
once having started on his career, he
seems generally to prefer to keep
right on being a lawyer.
Two Washington backwoodsmen
played cards and fought a duel for
the hand of the only woman in the
county, and then when it was all
over the fickle fair one refused to
wed the winner, and gave herself to
the parson called iu to perform the
ceremony. Feminine nature is the
same in city or backwoods.
Several of the railroads propose
to carry their employes and their
families to the world's fair free of
chargo. That is very good as far as
it goes, but this act will not absolve
them from the duty of making a rate
to the general public which will en
able the people to see the great show
at Chicago at a cost which comes
within their mcan3.
Court etiquette on the Pacific
coast soems ' to ba approaching the
point of effeminacy. By the latest
ruling from the bench gentlemen are
expected to unburden their pockets
of firearms before entering. A man
with a gun within reach will say
things that otherwise he would not
The ruling of the court seems to be
an insidious thrust s. the much
vaunted freedom of screech.
Two hotel cars, to be run from the
cast to Chicago, have just been fin
ished at Wilmington, Del., at a cost
of $20,000 each. They are new in de
sign and unusually large. Each car
has 16 passenger compartments, fit
ted up after the fashion of the most
luxurious hotel rooms. A space 25
feet long in the center of each car is
occupied by a complete kitchen, and
beneath each kitchen is a large space
for storage. Gas tanks supply both
heat and light.
A Isy for Illinois.
Thursdav of this week is to be Illi
nois day at the World's fair. It will
be a memorable day for Illinois and
Illinoisans. There will be a grand
, parade at 10 a. m. of the congress of
the rough riders of the world, con
sisting of Arabs, Indians, cowboys
and Mexicans, followed by other pa
rades, among them the oloOO troops
of the Illinois National Guard. The
governor and staff will hold an in
formal reception at the Illinois build
ing in the afternoon. At night there
will be a grand electrical illumina
tion, an exhibition of the electric
fountains, the most beautiful in the
world, the whole to conclude with
one of the grandest displays of lire-
works ever shown upon the fair
The Chicago Record, speaking of
Illinois day. savs editorially:
From Jo Daviess county down to
the southernmost tip of Egypt the
coming of Illinois day at the World's
fair should be watched for with high
anticipations. On that day the at
tendance of loyal Illinoisans will no
doubt be something tremendous. It
will not be surprising, indeed, if the
attendance record for every day since
the Fourth of July is broken. Let us
hope it will be. Illinois has a right
to be proud of her, handiwork as ex
hibited at Jackson park. It it hadn't
been for the bold, free-handed way in
which her people went into the enter
prise there wouldn't have been any
World's fair at all worth speaking of.
The idea of alloting various spec
ial days for different states and na
tions has proved a happy one, but in
the case of Illinois it is, of course,
peculiarly fitting. Her interest in
the World's fair is large, more imme-
diate and direct than that of any oth
er commonwealth. The day which
is devoted to her will be in some
sense a recognition of her peculiar
ciaims as the hostess of the exposi
Amonj the thousands who will en
ter the gates to the reception she
will give next Thursday, may the
army of Illinoisans be first in nupi
ber and in the day's enjoyments!
A PERFECT SUMMER.
They say the aan as " iglitly shines aa in the
They say the grass is just as green oat on the
And that the birds u sweetly aing up In the
As when we sat to jot her, dear, among the
It may be so. The txes are hamming.
And the smell of U e clover is rare and sweet;
But mem'ry's fing;rs at my heartstrings
Wake a song of a J y that was too fleet.
The glowing sunshine grows pale around me:
The grass is faded the bird song faint;
I catch not the chart a of the snes that sur
For thy voice answ.-rs not to m) heart's lone
The change is not in 1he sun's bright shining.
The song of the birds, the hum of the bees;
For the charm of that old time was not in re
clining In the lap of 6urr.mer beneath the green
I lore the bright sui shine, the birds sweetly
As sit alone 'neatl the old aple tree;
But I wait with fon 1 longing, to dear hopes
That each summer lime brings mo nearer to
For the rythm in tin melody of that happy
Was the sound of tl y voice, to me more than
And ne'er can life's music so thrill me with
Till thy murmuring tones fall again on my
So I trustingly yearn for a happy home com
ing, A heaven made perfect by thy presence so
For through the Elytium 'twould be weary,
If thou wert not wit i me its glories to share.
L. A. Cones.
Generalship and Hook Knowledge.
The greatest soldier who ever lived
Alexander of Macei on though he 6lept
with Homer under his pillow, had prob
ably never seen a Ix ok on military art,
and though Von Moltke was a student,
we may be permittel to doubt if Marl
borough ever was. He read only Shake
Certainly in our t me no able man who
wanted a chief for any great undertak
ing of any kind would dream of asking
the limits of his reading or would be
able to avoid a silent prejudice against a
candidate, partly unreasonable, but part
ly also the result of a traditionary expe
rience, if he knew that he was in any
special degree " a stt:dent of books. He
would think him a i ion apt to be misled.
Indeed, in one greit condition of effi
ciency, perhaps in j ractice the greatest
of all conditions, we should assign to un
read men we do m t mean uneducated
men, but men who never voluntarily
open books a definite superiority. They
are apt to choose n en better. Soldiers
who do not read make no mistake about
their"general. London Spectator.
The composer of "II Barbierc di Sivig
lia" was blessed wit a a not very reten
tive memory especially for names of
persons introduced t him a forgetful
ness which was freq lently the cause of
much merriment wh "never Rossini was
among company. One day ho met
Bishop, the English composer. Rossini
knew the face well enough and at once
greeted him. "Ah, my dear Mr.
but he could progress no further. To
convince liim that he had not forgottea
him Rossini commenced whistling Bish
op's glee, "When the Wind Blows," a
compliment which "the English Mozart"
recognized and world as readily have
heard cs his less musical surname.
A Munificent Offer.
Here is a capital sti:ry of Mr. Edward
Lloyd, the well knov.-n tenor. He sel
dom singB in private, but on one occa
sion, when visiting me friends a 1' .tie
way out, he was prevailed upon to do o.
A clergyman who wi present was r. it
aware of the identity of the singer at-i
at the conclusion of tie song approached
him quietly and said:
"Really, mr, you sh uld not waste your
voice like this. Now. we are in need of
another tenor in our choir. I shall be
very happy to give you 30 a year. Think
The singer smiled a id said he would
think it over. Loudon Tit-Bits.
Washes for Injured KyeB.
Lime and Roman c :ment are very de
structive to the eyes if permitted tore
main any considerable time. Wash the
eyes immediately with water, then with
water containing vine;,-ar or lemon juice.
For acids in the eyes wash with water
containing u little ammonia or baking
For alkalis wash with water contain
ing vinegar or lemon juice. Washing
An 1ml iun lUuuket.
The Indians make blankets of bark
beaten very thin. The bark is stamped
with fancy figures in brown and red and
is trimmed with fur. Palm leaves are
beaten together and ar) also made into
blankets. An Indian is always cold, even
in hot weather, and his blanket is as
precious to him as our sun hats are to
us. New York Ledgei .
"I tell my boy," said a father, "that
I don't care what calling he takes up,
but that he does want to be able to do
whatever he undertaken to do better, if
possible, than anybody else."
The first secession flag raised in the
south was in South Carolina. The fla
stiiff is still standing fastened to the
gable end of a storehouse at Skull Shoals.
When a personage of high rank dies
in Siam, the king helps bathe the body
and prepare it for crem Uion and final
ly lights the funeral pyre.
A cubic inch of gold is worth $210; a
cubic foot. $3G2,3!j0; a cubic yard, $9,
797,762. This reckoning bases the value
of gold at $18 per ounce.
WILLING TO MAKE ALLOWANCES.
A Kind Hearted Farmer Who Said Per-
haps the Farrows Were Sun Warped.
A certain eminent clergyman, who is
greatly loved for hia gentleness and for
bearance with offenders, recently told a
man that an experience of his own in
years long gone by taught him the race
of ready excusing. When he was a boy,
he was a very poor boy, but he had al
ready a strong theological bent arid was
studying hard during the winter and
working even harder during the summer
trying to get a preparation for college.
He wanted to be a preacher, and the fact
that he didn't seem to be gool for any
thing else tended to convince him that
he had not mistaken his calling.
One spring he was entirely out of
money and had to get out of school and
go to work. Not being able to find any
thing to do in the small college town
where he had been studying, the youth
call him Richard Vernon went out
among the farmers to see if he could get
work from them. He found a man who
was very Irasy with his spring's work
and in a hurry to get the furrows plowed
in a big field for potato planting. The
weather w;is favorable for planting: the
farmer's boys would be home from school
the next day. which was Saturday, to do
the dropping and covering. Ho told
Richard that he might mark out the
field with the plow for the planting, and
if he suited he might bo hired for two or
three months. Meantimo the farmer
saw that the boy was very anxious to
stay, and that he had evidently a very
So the young theologian went to work
with tremendous vigor. He did not stop
to take breath until he had marked off a
large tract of ground with deep furrows.
Then cair.o his employer from his work
in r.nother part of the farm and looked at
the boy's work and leaned np against the
fence and laughed until ho shook. The
potato field had been scraped and scal
loped all' over with the ridiculously ir
regular and wabbly little ditches which
Richard had turned. There was not a
clean, straight furrow in the lot. The
ground looked as if an insane elephant
had tossed up the earth. The furrows
wore of all depths and at all distances
from one another, for Richard had driven
the horse most of the time at a smart
walk, and he had been too much occupied
with keeping up and maintaining a pre
carious grasp upon the plow handles to
be able to pay any attention to the regu
larity or evenness of his work.
Richard Vernon laughed, too, as he
stood and looked over the field. He
wiped the sweat from his brow and
looked very anxiously at his employer.
There was no chance for regular work
there, that was evident. His laughter
faded away, and there was a certain
faint twitch in the corners of his mouth
as the boy said:
"I guess yon don't want any moro of
my work, sir?"
"Oh, jaie yes, I do," said the farmer.
"Maybe 'tain't your fault that .e fur
rows are crooked. You see, the sun's
prettj- hot today, and I reckon the heat
warped 'emr Boston Transcript.
Only a Little Thing.
A hospital for incurables is a very
noble and worthy charity, and I am glad
that no prominent city is without a pro
vision for this class of sufferers. I wish,
however, that the brutally descriptive
name of such institutions could bo 6o
modified as not to contain the death war
rant of every person received within
their doors. "A place to die in" is not a
cheerful title for one's last earthly home,
and the omission of this reminder from
the official name could so easily be sup
plied in the rules for admittance that to
parade it seems worse than nseless. It
is wonderful how a little consideration
sweetens the bread of charity.
I once visited a home for broken down
gentlefolks, presided over by a woman
who made giving and receiving alike
blessed. I alluded thoughtlessly to the
old people as "inmates." "We never
call them inmates, " said she in a tone
of gentle reproof. "I always have them
spoken of as 'guests.' It makes so little
difference to us and so much to them."
Kate Field's 'Washington.
Noah Left the Ark on April 20.
Saturday, April 29, is the day marked
in all ancient calendars as being the
one upon which Noah and his family
quitted the ark after having withstood
the siege of the great deluge. The day
is marked in all ancient calendars,' espe
cially British, as egressus Noae de area,
the 17th of March, the day upon which
Noah, his family and their great floating
collection of natural history specimens
set sail, being designated in the samo
class of early printed literature as in
troitus Noae in area, "the day of Noah's
entrance into the ark." Why these days
were chosen as the ones upon which the
supposed embarkation and debarkation
were made are enigmas which the anti
quarians have not yet solved. St. Louis
A Comforting Assurance.
Mrs. Placey. an old lady who had been
dying for the last 10 years, was drawing
upon little Robbie's sympathy one day
by telling him she wouldn't be here
much longer and he must think of her
often. "Never mind; Mrs. Placey," said
Robbie, who had just been taking part
in the Decoration day exercises; "I'll
put flowers on your grave every Satur
day and a United States flag." Spring
M. Colombies, a merchant of Paris,
had his revenge on a former sweetheart,
a lady of Rouen, when he left her by
will a legacy of $0,000 for having, some
20 years before, refused to marry him,
"through which," states the will, "I
was enabled to live independently and
happily as a bachelor." San Francisco
Days of Grace Abolished.
In California.Vermont, Oregon, Idaho,
Utah and Wisconsin days of grace on
maturing notes, drafts, acceptances and
bills of exchange have been abolished,
tmlc33 there is express stipulation to the
contrary. Detroit Free Press.
' When Learning Was Despised ,
Abraham Fabert, wlio in the seven
teenth century became a marshal of the
French army, lived in an age when learn
ing was despised and mere animal cour
ago won the plaudits of court and people.
"The king has no need of philosophers
in his armies," said one who knew the
3igns of tho times. "He wants soldiers,
stirring, active and resolute men. ' De
baters are only useful in the schools."
It was at this period that the Marquis
cf Cramail, at a critical moment, ad
dressed his rear guard, imploring them
aot to ride away from the field, and his
eloquence wa3, nt once destroyed when
some one cried: '
"Why listen to him? lie ha3 written
"I mend my pen with my sword," said
i noble of tho time to a poet, and the re
tort was prompt: k
"Then I am no longer astonished that
you write so badly."
But young Fabert, who became a pri
vate at the age of 14, was determined to
master all. the branches of his profession
from the simplest to tho most complex.
He fulfilled all his practical duties per
fectly, and at the same time studied with
unfailing zeal. Ho taught himself the
rudiments of geometry, fortification and
drawing. He read history, studied Ger
man, Spanish, Italian and Flemish and
was always eagerly seeking to improve
his knowledge of geography.
"This," he used to say, "is as necessary
V an officer as arms .ire to the soldier."
The result was that when France
needed tho sen-ice of a trained mind and
well disciplined will Fa1xrt was at her
service. Moreover, he was the first mar
shal who rose from the ranks. Youth's
How a Fashion Was Started.
During the reigu of Ceorge III the
Duke of York had a duel with Colonel
Lennox, with the result that the colonel
succeeded in shooting away one of the
duke's curls. Hence it Ixraine the cor
rect thing to wear a curl on one side cf
the temple only. We do not know
whether this was the origin of the cele
brated curl of a deceased prime minis
ter. London Tit-Eits.
wetter Than Honey in tba Hi. my comb
"What in life N ha'.f so iw. e
As the hour hvn lavcrs meet ?"
Nothing is sweeter to the yontbful and robust
in health, tot, alas! too many "court in poetry,
and live in prose" after marriage. This is espe
cially true of the wives whose changed relations
bring on weaknesses and drrangemtnts eculiar
to married women, so that t'ne'r lives become
"proiiy." To all f ucb, Dr. Pierce"s Fatorite Pre
script! -n ! a great txon. It care we k backs.
headache!, neuralgio nnrt "b- aring-dowu" ains,
dinplecements tnd ineulari les of the female
organs. It is likewise a restorative and invigor
ating tonic, (trencthenins the nerves, an 1 im
parling new life to tbetir -J anl uebilitated,
bringing back the "io?e Vi the chi ek," and the
"rainbows to the eyes.-' Sold by all dinffglsts,
asdi-r cuarsi te from its nvtkvri if sit'ef ction
in every case, or price. refnniel.
A ?..:trlii'.!,..l:sl fg;psHrt:i.
Mr. .-.!. li -.v Why don't yo:i
Mr. OiJbach No use. Tl:; re is no
woman who will take tue.
Mr. Beentlien Of course not. With
that cast of countenance you can hardly
expect a woman to take you. You must
take a woman. Texas Sif tings.
Old or youii, or fjravc or jrav.
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.
I have been a great sufferer from
dry catarrh for many years, and I
tried many remedies, but none did
me so much benefit as Ely's Cream
Balm. It completely cured me. M.
J. Lally, 39 Woodward avenue, Bos
ton Highlands, Mass.
I think Ely's Cream Balm is the
best remedy for catarrh I ever saw.
I never took anything that relieved
me so (juiekly, and I have not felt so
well in a long time. I used to be
troubled with severe headaches two
or three times a week. J. A. Alcorn,
agent U. P. K. R, Co., Eaton, Colo.
J) tl&t misery experienced when
t iJdculy made aware that you
! i;-3F3 u diabolical arrangement
culled Etomach. No two dyspep
tics have the came predominant
symptoms, but whatever form
The underlying cattae im
in the LIVER t
and one thing i3 certain no one
will remain a dyspeptic who will
jRpgwi, It will correct
Acidity of tho
Jxpel foul gases.
'and at the same
Start the Liver working and
Ul bodily ailments
"Tor mote than three Tears I suffered with
Dyspepsia in its worst form. I tried several
doctors, but they afforded no relief. At last I triet.
Simmons liver Regulator, which cured me in a
short time. It is a good medicine. I would not
be without it." Jaatas A. Koamb, PhiUd'a, Pa.
lias our X Stamp In red on wrapper,
J. U. ZEIiaSt (CO., Philadelphia, ft.
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IXCOKPOKATED CXDER TIIE STATE LAW.
Roek Kland Savings Bank
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Open daily from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m.. and Saturday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposit?. Money loaned on Personal col
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CONTRACTORS and BUlLDERb
All Kinds ol Carpenter "Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and eaturaclon maranteed.
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Save money by buying your Crockery, Glassware, Cut
lery, Tinware. Wocdware, and Bruehes, at the Old aEd
Reliable 5 a-d 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third Ave.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
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A share of vonr patronage respectfully f oliclted.
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A.U kirjo.8 of Carr-fLtrTiug promptly attended to. Estimate
furbished when desired.
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Roek Island Brass Foundry
AKD ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
AT Hinds of brass, bronse and aluminum bronze casting, ail shades and tempere Male
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
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101 Second Avenue, Corner of Si jieunth Stieet, . Opposite Harper's Theatre.
fhe choicest Wine. Liquors.
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CJ. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
mi US3 Fourth av'etne. Residence 1119 Fcnnh verue.
Plans and specification famished on all classes of work; also aeert for WAler'a Patent, iniide
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sandwiches Furnish! on Sfcort Kotlte
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