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rilit -AUG US. FlilJ .W, AUGUST 25, 1SH3.
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t1 character, political or religions, moat have
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."te3es will be printed over fictitious signatures,
taoymou. eommunicaiirtt not noticed.
Oorrefpondenee solicited from every township
i Rock Ialand county.
Ikidav, Arc 25. 1893.
Devid S. rATTEKo, of Nebraska,
who recently patented an invention
of his own for improving1 the driv
ing pear of locomotives, is 75 years
olil and ha been Mind from infancv.
Once C lptd was weeping in pain and dismay
And l ailing at cheating and theft.
For he' 1 lost both hi bow and his arrows at
And i il of a quiver was left.
"What arms have I now," cried the child la
"To k indie the heart into flame?
Mr power is vanished I On. ill shall I far
In lai ds that are loveless and tame."
At the ihooht of this bitterest cup he most
His t ars into rtvnlets ran.
But they suddenly stopped, and a laugh bnb-bl-d
To hit lips, for he thought of a plan:
"How foolish, how foolUh, this sorrow to
To All all the air with my slffhs!
For whit is the need of my arrow and bow
Whet I can use Nellie's gray eyes?
Rowan Stevens in Kate Field's Washington.
The English painter wUo rxmjrnt a
valise for f 2 at a Montreal unclaimed
baggauo sale, and found that it con
tained shares of stock worth f 107, 000,
will probably get a letter from the
heirs of the dead man to whom the
Talis used to belong before many
noons shave passed.
Isadora. Corsiso, the richest
'woman on the face of the earth and
m native of Chili, is en route for the
world's fair. As 6he is a widow and
a considerable distance into the sere
iid yellow, it is
cape without being
annex an Americana
staggered by Finger Bowls.
A very amusing scene occurred once)
while I ' vas serving a lady and gentle
man of the unmistakable upstart type.
They w re grossly ignorant of the most
element; 07 rules cf table etiquette, shov
eling the food into their months with
their kn' ves, which were constantly load
ed half way tip to the handles. - They
managed to struggle through their din
ner, son.etimes casting aside knives and
forks an 1 attacking game and poultry by
cutting t hem in halves and eating from
their hands, holding the leg. Sometimes,
too, they became ridiculously polite by
carving bread with knife and fork, but
the clim is came when I set two bowls
of rosevater before them as finjrer
They 1 xiked at each other, and then
cautious y around the room, trying to
find som ? solution of themvsterion-! iUsh
likely she will es- before them, not having the sense to ig-
The po.'ice of liaitimore are In
structed that it is their duty here
whenever in the public parks f ter aroui.d and around, and finally, with
e a young man's arm ' around a look c f contempt and superior wis-
iua snouider, to run said
lor disorderly conduct.
nical orders than these have begotten
revolutions ere now.
The statistics of the senior class at
Tale show that beer is the favorite
beverage of the members. Sixty
nine members smoke, half of the
class bet, swear and gamble, whi'.e a
very pronounced majority flirt
Whist is voted the favorite game.
None of the members of the class are
opposed to card-playing on principle.
Work on the mighty telescope for
the French exposition of 1900, which
was to enable us to see the man in
the moon, has been suspended, after
considerable progress had been made
in the construction of it. especially
in the optic portion. The great
lenses are already cast, but the whole
affair is now abandoned for want cf
The professors of tha university
of Michigan are making extensive
experiments in hypnotism. If they
are thoroughly successful in the
science of induced impression, as
some experiments indicate that they
may be, it will soon be among the
possibilities to get an education
whi'e you wait for a train at Ann
The prince of Wales wnile in his
yacht at its winning race carried a
cane and escorted a Skye terrier,
leading the creature by a silken
string. American yacht clubs will
undoubtedly profit by the example,
and hereafter no amateur seadog will
venturo on his bark on the sea with
out having on board a cane and a
Skye terrier led by a silken string.
It is proposed to redeem the pine
barrens of Michigan, from which the
timber has been removed, by sowing
two plants, spurry and the fiat pea.
The first makes good feed for cattle
and sheep and its roots bind the
earth and help to form a firm soil.
It is thought that millions of acres
in the Peninsular state, now utterly
worthless, may thus be made to serve
the uses of man.
"Hello, old man! Going to
A devil with rolling green eyes,
flaming red whiskers and a horrible
grin, is reported to haunt the shaggy
woods near Warwick, X. Y. It does
n't seem to have occured to the na
tives that perhaps some farco-comedy
aggregation has taken to the country
to escape the sheriff and lighted out
in such a hurry that the leading
"comedian" didn't have time to
change his stage make-up.
M. Cahxot and his cabinet might
.have saved themselves the fatigue
and excitement incident to the Siam
ese question. Sunday's elections,
in France, though tbvy developed an
unusally heavy vote, were apparent
ly as quiet and orderly as if thev had
been held in the American republic.
There was no antagonism, but there
was no enthusiasm, and that tells
the plainest story of popular indifference.
ItALTiMOUE Scs: But better times
are coming with our return to
flounder monetary and tariff doc
trine. This country has enormous
fiower of recuperation. It presents
tempting opportunities for the in
vestment of foreign capital. The
incoming of such capital has pros
perity, and it will return to us when
once assured that investments of
gold will not be repaid in depre
ciated silver. The Sherman law has
since 1390 acted as a scarecrow to
foreign investors Its repeal will
canse them to flock back to a coun
try where capital and labor win the
largest returns. Several years may
elapse before the full harvest, but its
coming will cause the present hard
times to be forgotten. "I can see
only prosperity for our people,"
jays Mr. Wells, "when our economic
conditions are settled."
Served Ilira Right.
A good story is toid about a gentle
man who lives in Brooklyn and crosses
at Fulton ferry nearly every day. He is
much persecuted by the. bore who al
ways acc ts you on a ferryboat in mid
stream with the stereotyped question,
"Ah! are you going across?"
The other day one of these demons
hooked or. to the Brooklyn man as usual
"No, sir," he replied promptly. "I
am going to hit yon on the nose."
And he did amid the cheers of the
crowd. Texas Siftings.
La Dose's Portrait.
A photc graph of Eleanora Duse now
on exhibition attracts constant atten
tion. Tho picture is far removed both
in expression and costume from the or
dinary actress. The hair, guiltless of
curl or bt ng, looks decidedly "tousled,"
a 6traiglt, disheveled lock straying
across the forehead. The face is neither
young nor beautiful and is ineffably
sad. The dark, melancholy eyes look
wearily avray from the lieholder. Mme.
Duse wears a high black gown without
ornament. Philadelphia Press.
An Expr-Hin For Slownes.
A Washington youngster has succeed
ed in add.ng to the already numerous
phrases th it aro used to emphasize an
impression of slowness. lie was waiting
for his si iter to finish something on
which she was engaged. After a time
his patien e was exhausted, and he ex
claimed: "Won't you please hurry up? You
are slower than a snail with the rheuma
CINCHING UP FOR TROUBLE.
nore it a totrether. Whisi-red consulta-
; tions to ik place, which presently grew
' into a suppressed quarrel, the lady re
proaching her lord for his ignorance.
Suddenly she was seen to shake the wa-
young maid s waist, or her head on dom, she raised the bowl to her lips and
s in drank all the contents. Needless to say
parties in aranK aii tne contents, a eedless to say
Less tyran- . that the learty laughter of the other di
ners ma le them I eel tho mistake, and
they beat a hasty retreat London Tit
Mud Short For Ilorsrs.
We do ibt if very many persons ever
saw mud shoes for horses. They are
used on horses in plowing the low and
wet lands of the valley north of Sumner
nearly ery spring. The mud shoe con
sists of a heavy loard about 8 inches
wide and from s to 10 inches long, round
ing in tl e front. On this board a red
hot shoe of the size worn on the horse's
foot for vhieh it is intended is placed
until it barns into it to a depth almost
sufficient to bury itself. It is necessary
that the shoe have a long toe and long
corks. A piece of circular band iron to
fit over tie top part of the hoof is then
attached to the loard and over the hoof
to hold the mud shoe solidly to the foot.
One en 1 of the band is fastened to the
board wi :h a screw, which when tight
ened hoh s the Ixjard as squarely to the
lottom of the hoof as if it had grown
there. The horses liecome accu.tomed
to wearii g them and after a day or two
experience no difficulty in working in
them. Ey this means farmers are en
abled to -ilow land in the spring where
without the use of mud shoes horses
would 1 lire down. Sumner (Wash.)
Confirm -d bachelors will do well to
read Dr. I benjamin Iinsh's definition of
life withot t a wife, written not long be
fore his de ith. "Celibacy," he said, "is
a pleasant breakfast, a tolerable dinner,
but a very bad supper."
There is a fire in a tenement. The ex
cited crowd throw the crockery and
glassware out of the window from the
fourth story; the mattresses are brought
down to the ground floor in their arms.
The mot t curious book in the world
was neither written nor printed. The
letters in its pages were cut from blue
tissue paper, which was afterward past
ed on cardlioard.
Correspondence holds a double power,
inasmuch us the pen that can comfort
and cheer tind elevate may become the
weapon thit wounds and destroys.
In the cate of money finding is having
in law, but money is the only personal
property the title of which passes with
A Carious Imports That Soldiers Feel la
Moments of Danger.
There were two men lowering a heavy
cask of wine into a cellar the other day,
and one of them asked his comrade to
stand by a moment. The man stood by
and the first speaker took an extra hitch
in the belt of his overalls.
"That's queer," said Perry Ingram,
who was passing at the time. "I saw 10
men do that in the face of certain death,
and of the other 250 who were with us
t guess nine in every 10 did the same. I
know I did anyhow. Can't tell why,
because I never thought the matter over,
but I'll swear that if I ever get into an
other fix like that again I'll do the same
"It was during the Basutu war of 1S80.
I was a trooper there, and was one of the
500 and odd that composed the Kimberky
Horse. If there ever was a set of not-eare-a-continental
scalawags in Queen
Victoria's uniform, it was that same
gang of rough riders.
"We fought all right, of course, but
that all we were good for. Honestly, I
think half the troop was made up of ex
convicts and the balance of that class of
adventurers who had pioneered the road
to the South African diamond fields.
-We were in fort on Thlotse heights.
The Basntus, about 5,000 strong, were
amusing themselves plotting at us from
the other 6ide of the Thlotse river, and
one day they took it into their heads to
send 1,200 warriors across the stream,
over fords above and below us, to do r.s
"As it happened that morning about
250 of us were detailed to escort a couple
of C-pounders up the hill to the fort from
Ix low, and on cur return trip tho Basn
tus pot between ns and the encampment.
"We threw out in open file while they
rode down 03 us they were well mount
ed, were those Basutus and we had or
ders to hold fire until they were about
100 yards away.
"Well, when they came within the
given distance we fired, bnt instead of
scaring them by killing off a hundred or
so the beggars still came on. Dismount
ing from their horses, they seized their
assegais. The hill was black with them,
and they rushed on us like the hounds of
" 'It's all up now, boys,' thought I, for
when those chaps take it into their heads
to go the whole hog and charge they
"While I was thrusting another car
tridge into my rifle I felt a bit qneer
about the throat, and somehow, I can't
tell how, it seemed as though my stom
ach was empty.
"Now, I know what it is to be scared,
but I was not frightened then. There
was no time to get frightened. It was
just 6tand and fight till you dropped
dead full of spear holes.
"I laid down my rifle for a second to
loosen my revolver in its case, and thi n
fromsome involuntary i::stinct that I
cannot explain I drew in t.iy belt a con
ple of inches arour.1 my waist. As I did
so I looked at thi f . ! nearest me.
Every one of them wa , t;i.i:l:ing up just
the same as myself.
"Just for a mom. :jt everything on enr
side was silence, and the Basntus wire
not 70 yards away. Tacn w a!! !egn:i
blazing away again 1 yelling a.s v.ic;
do in battle.
"The fire friLteiii 1 ;i. i 'acl:--. Vh y
canie within 50 yards r.s. then turned
tail and fled. We kept bl;-zi:ig avay at
the beggars as Iot: ; as they wtve in
rantre, and then snl.-:.Iy cv.sod.
"The strain wai pue. the peril cf
death over. Only a moment before it
had seemed as though our little band was
to be wiped off the earth. It was a suf
focating day, so I laid down my gun to
wipe the sweat end powder from my
"Then I set about loosening my belt.
As I did so I turned to the 10 fellows
nearest me. Every one of them was do
ing the same.
"Queer, isn't it that a fellow wants to
cinch himself up in the face of certain
death?" San Francisco Examiner.
The Hammfng of Telegraph Wires.
Ton have all heard the humming and
singing of telegraph and telephone wires
as von passed the poles along the streets.
Xo doubt you have concluded that it is
caused by the action of the wind on the
wires and given it no further thought
But it is not true that the singing is
caused by the wind, and if you are at all
observing you will notice that often the
humming sound is to be heard cold win
ter mornings when the smoke from chim
neys goes straight up until it is lost in the
clouds, and when the frost on the wires
is as fuzzy and thick a.s a roll of chenille
The wind has nothing to do with the
sound, and according to an Austrian
scientist the vibrations are due to the
changes of atmospheric tet::pcrature
and esjecir.lly through the action of
cold, as .1 lowering of temperature in
duces a shortening of the wires est; ::d
ing over the whole of the conductor. A
considerable amount of friction is pro
duced t:n the supporting belis. thus in
ducing sounds lx)th in the wires and the
When this humming has leeti going
on, birds have mistaken the sound for insects-inside
tho poles a: .l have been
seen to peck with their bills on the out
side ns they do upon the apple and other
trees. Bostoi Journal of Commerce.
A riiro That lias Lest 'Xante
"Wcr Jh its vrii ):t .1-1" ij .-. phrase
without the mcsning v l.v b it formerly
conveyed. Berylium i:5 v.rrth about 10
times its weight in the ; cieus yellow
metal; venadium is five tirae irre cost
ly. Besides these, there ere a dozen
minerals end metals thai f.rctoual in
value to gold. St. Louis Republic.
O, ih' du'l, doprcsi.inr hsdacbo,
j hat wnn't wr .ff ;
1 hi liawkiuc nnd th p ttin.
And this tirckini: cotiv.
I've lost my wne of Miiel'iin;,
And tate"e po n;, ix
I know catatrh's h it nil mo.
Hut uha all do
My hark arJ my hwk'Tij
Ke j- up a !-aly dtr, :
I'm hinntt d by Ita, f. ar Uit
Consumption my ci 11
I ftrel fupn-melv writ -hod;
No word-1 Vm Mo.
I know mt hethh's fai inf,
Bnt what can 1 do
Do riltellyoc. w&at to do. my friend. If jon'il
lend me your ear a mlnntc. Go ron to the dreg
stDresndbny Dr. Sa.-e'g Catarrh Remedy, and
take it sccorlingto directors pive , and you'll
soon find that this miserable h ad iho is a thing
of thepat; the hackin; ami ppiitiTp, fo dir-a-Ett
esble to others ag well as to yo rseir; will
come to so end, and in a fhirt time von w.tl feel
like a tie man. A new man think cf ttat and
a 1 for fifty cent, which if no th o rice cf Dr.
Sax-c'eCatan R Remedy, the u f vlti g care for this
I have been a preat sufferer from
dry catarrh for manv years, and I
tried many remedies but none did
nie so much benefit as Elv's Cream
Halm. It completely cured me. M.
J. Lf.lly. 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
nie so quickly, and I have not felt so
weil i;i a lonp time. I used to be
troubled with severe headaches two
or three tinies a week. J. A. Alcorn,
a pent 1! I. K. H. Co.. Eaton. Colo.
Character In Nicknames.
When Austria was only a dukedom,
there were three rulers who won for
themselves the respective titles, "Cath
olic." "Glorious" and "Warlike." The
first was perhaps a religious man, like
Ferdinand the Catholic of Spain. The
second may have been like Lorenzo the
Magnificent, and the third a great war
rior. And so from these titles or nick
names we have likewise some idea of the
I'OTuliHrmK of t (. rwirtnla n-. i 1 o V, 1-rtr.
I " - ' " vuix3
France has had a most wonrtorfnl u.
sortment of kings. One was the Little and
another the Bold. One was the Stammer
er, another Simple, while a third and
fourth were Indolent and Fair. These
names are descriptive of the kings them
selves, but it is hardly to be supposed that
a king who was indolent or simple did
much to further the interests of his sub
jects. But when we find Robert II called
the Sage we realize that he ruled wisely,
and that the people were better off for it.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa
Cures a Severe Stomach
Cains Thirty Pounds In Weight.
ha been a good
friend to me.
In the Spring
of 192 It Cured
Me of Gas
which I had
been a sufferer
lor over a dozen
years and had
relief both from
iJif" i teffan taking Kickapoo
Indian Sagwa I was all run down.
Alter usme the medicine a short time
inPtrongJer. Regained my
Aopetite, and Increased my
Weight, gaining over Thirty Pounds
in a few months, and I have never had
any recurrence of my troubles. It not
only cured the Gastritis, but Improved
my Ceneral Health.
It gives mo great pleasure to sav a
pood word for Kickapoo Indian
Sagwa and Endorse its Curative
Powers. TUOS. P. FLANAGAN.
Charles town, Mass.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa,
$1 Per Bottle, 6 Bottles for $5.
Said bv Alt Druggists and Dealers.
Taine'a Seat In the Acadrmy.
The particular seat in the French acad
emy made vacant by the death of M.
Taine is So. 17. It is said to be one of
those whose occupant usually lives but
a comparatively 6hort time after he at
tains to the dignity of membership, but it
has been held bv some of the most distin
guished of the Immortals. Among them
maybe mentioned L'LVtoile, historian,
16S4; Coislin, bishop. 1710: Sarian, also
bishop, 1733; D'Aletnbert. founder of the
French encyclopedia, 1754; Fortalis, one
of the editors of the civil code, 1803; No
dier, litterateur, 1803, and luerimee, ro
mancist, 1844. Chicago Herald.
makes no difference what kind. Using
greasy and inferior soaps is one road
to premature decay sore hands
sore hearts clothes never clean.
Not- so when
A Story of l&obcsplerre.
The story is told of Robespierre that
at one time, when at the height of bis
power, a lady called upon him, beseech
ing him to spare her husband's life. He
scornfully refused. As ehe turned awav
che happened to tread upon the paw of
his pet dog. He turned upon her, "Mad
ame, have you no humanity V San Fran
is used. Cheerfully proceeds the
labor of wash-day with health and
long life assured. Hands all right
hearts light clothes pure and white
as a Greenland snowdrift.
JAS. S. K1RK& CO., Chicago.
Dnsij &V -. n.i Tar Soap.
J. T. JDLXOa
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 8ecor,o AvJ
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