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HIE AliGUS, TUESDAY. AUGUST 29, 1893.
Fibtithed Dally nd Weekly at 16"M Second
Aretme, Hock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
FLOWERS WITHOUT FRUIT.
Tibms Daily SOc per month; Weakly W.UO
per uiim; la ad ranee $1.50.
All eonmunleatioos of a critical or arvuments-
ttt character, political or religious, matt have j
te il name attached for publication. No ancb
tides win be printed over Bctnlona signatures. '
4ooymoas com mn cleat ion not noticed.
Oorrespondenee solicited from every township
li Hock Island county.
Tuesday, August 29. 1893. '
Pp taa thou tliy words; the thoturhta contral
I hat o'er thee awell and throng.
Th y will condense within thy soul
nd change to parpose strong.
Ba . he who lets his feelings ran
I I soft luxurious flow
Shi-inks when hard service must be dona
A nd fainta at erery woe.
Tai th's meanest deed more favor bears
V "here hearts and wills are weighed 1
Th ji brightest tranaporta choicest prayerfl
V hleh bloom their hour and fade.
John Henry Newman.
A Discasslon Orer White Cats.
"Yes," said the man by the window,
Rho ver heard our conversation, "it's
line every time, gentlemen, that white
cat ate deaf."
"Prove it," said one of the party who
nad be-jn disputing the theory.
"I c m prove it as easy as rolling off a
log. lly old aunt down in the state of
Maine raised a white cat, and she's alive
The membership of the Georgia and kicking yet, fur's I know the cat,
alliance has been reduced from l!S,- not mj aunt andshetoldme my aunt,
194 to 9,372 within a year. J not the cat that the animal was so deaf
! the could not hear the clock strike
It is said that a ton of gold is fact."
buried in the cemeteries of the United! "Thf t's nothing," said a man on the
States annually in the way of tilled ' other 6ide of the car who had been listen
teeth. ing int ntly. "It don't prove that the
hull ra-e of white cats is deef. Why, we
wKOVEu Cleveland is not maiie ot had a white cat in our family raised it
myself and it heard so well we had to
stop the clock."
There was a long silence; then some
.111; ruin Ulilb n '113 J II luc ' ' 1
newspaper fakes. He is perfectly
pood for three years and seven
months in the presidential chair.
When the Sherman law has been re
pealed he will be heard frorn on the
Tight side of the tariff tjuestion.
we are giau to have all the Euro
pean princes and princesses come
over to see us, and we are glad to
conform to the usual etiquette of
sovereigns in our intercourse with
them. But it must be remembered
that we are all sovereigns and, conse
quently, will conform to our own eti
quette. Argentina is trying to help solve
our Chinese puzzle. Agents of that
government are now in this country
telling the Mongols that they will be
received with open arms in the South
American republic, where their skill
and labor are much needed. The
same representations are beinjr rca3
Two Colorado men wagered as to
their respective abilities to consume
tooi phino. The vanquished is dead,
and the stakes will not compensate
the doctors who rashly brought the
victor back from the edge of the
RTavo. People of a speculative turn
of mind would do well to seek other
channels for investment.
The Pennsylvania legislature, with
that rare good sense tnat so fre
quently characterizes such bodies.ro
fused to pass a b.'U to prevent the
deposit of dead animals and similar
bric-a-brac in Philadelphia's water
Bupply. Some of the people of that
city show a disposition to get angry
in a languid sort of way over the
one pipl feebly:
"Because she thought every tick was a
mouse in the wall, and she tore all the
wall paper off trying to get at it."
No 01 e said a word for about an honr;
then the man who knew white cats were
deaf sp ke ont:
"Boy," he said solemnly, "give him
the belt "Detroit Free Press.
Gifts For the Sick.
"It is difficult to tell from outward
conditions," says a constant visitor of
the sick and suffering, "just what will
bring n.ost pleasure to an invalid. I
took jel y, frnit and wine to a desti
tute con-mmptive whose appetite needed
encouraging, withont provoking a grate
ful smile . But when I followed a chance
confession that she was fond of flowers
with a bunch of white hyacinths her
face glowed with happiness. I tried the
flowers n a cultured well to do blind
woman f my acquaintance. She scarce
ly noticed them, but the dainties that
the ignorant girl had refused the lady
fell upon with the voracity of a wolf."
This p'lilanthropist neglected to take
into comideration in her work that all
importai t factor in the relief of suffer
ing whiit part decay has preyed npon.
In the case of the consumptive, disease
had cons imed the vital nature past de
sire to the greater quickening of the
spiritual On the other hand, the blind
woman's appetite was stimulated to ab
normal jictivity by the infirmity that
shut her off from the sights which pro
mote thi soul's growth. New York
Protecting Turpentine Forents.
Turpentine farmers in South Carolina
and Georgia xrotect their property
against lcs by fire in summer by burn
ing the grass and underbrush in mid
winter. The turpentine land is thus
protected by the destruction in advance
If the New York toadies to royalty
lose their silly hea'ls over Princess
J-ulalie, what would thev do if it
were yueen Victoria or Emperor j of such li ;ht material as feeds a forest
William? I'erliaps it is just as well
that no royal European sovereign is
coming to the fair. H will prevent a
good many American sovereigns from
making themselves ridiculous.
The question has arisen of late
whether it is proper to criticise
the suprome court Certainly; the
divine right to find fault is inalien
able and everlasting, and the way to
fire, and the woodlands are made np of
tall pine trees standing in tracts free
from smi 11 timber and undergrowth.
When spring opens the fresh young grass
puts forti from the ashes of the winter
fires, and the ground is soon covered with
a carpet of rich green. New York Sun.
A Man Who Love. Flower.
For several years past a well known
rcntlmai! him Wn in iha Tin'
keep the supreme court straight is ! morning t f standing in front of a Fourth
by the restraint of vigorous public ' street florst's place for at least 13 min
opinion No thunderbolt will strike I utes. He is a crank onfiowers, andafter
the man who criticises the supremo gazing int the window he enters the
court I store and rurcliases a 10-cent flower.
He tells tie proprietor that he loves to
chew the fl o wer, and nine mornings out of
ten he gets a rose. The gentleman in
question it a Tennesseean and is the pos
sessor of one of the finest hothouses in
the city. Cincinnati Enquirer.
The world's fair i- now making
money. We may look henceforward
for a constantly increasing attend
ance. People always fight shy of a
financial failure, whether it is a
world's fair or a man trying to bor
row a quarter. If the belief once
becomes prevalent that the world's
fair is making, money it will have
oienty of patronage.
Timid people should not get fright
ened because there are several fugi
tive murderers at large. Probably
the most harmless man possible is a
fleeing murderer. There Is nothing
so fearful to him as the sight of a
human face. Let us fear men with
murder in their hearts, but which
they have not yet committed; and
have no fear of nvn whose murders
are aeenmplished and who are fleeing
Twelve years ago Orren Spery of
-Tarn AQt.nurn X V 1 . tyi r ...- 1 1 1 1 j t .'
and fled with it. Having wasted this , 1 'Plc
tidy nest egg ho now returns p.nd
gives himtclf up to the authorities.
It seems unnecessary to add that Mr.
Sperry is 70 years old. for a man with
fin do siccle ideas of finance would
have undergone trial while posses
sion of the money gave him comfort?
able assurance of ucquittaL
Olilest Tree In the World.
The Rev. W. Tuckwell. in "Tongues
and Trees .tnd Sermons In Stones," says:
"The oldest living tree in the world" is
said to be t. le Soma cypress of Lombardy.
It was a tr ;e 40 years before the birth of
Christ." B it Alphonse Karr, in his "Voy
age Antour de Mon Jardin," says, of the
baobab (A lunsonia digitata), "It is as
serted that some exist in Senegal that are
2,000 years old." Notes and (jjueries.
The IutU-s or the N unc.
"Aren't j ou a big boy to have a nurse?"
asked an elderly gentleman of a boy
whom he h;td met in the park.
"Oh, no,' said the boy. "She doesn't
look after me anyhow. She's here to
take care ol the boys I play with and see
that I don't hurt 'em." Harper's Younir
Good Out of Evil.
"This ought to be a prosperous month,"
said the clu treasurer.
"How so?'' asked the secretary.
"Housech airing," was the answer,"and
the men'll ail lie here." Life.
The house, by its action yesterday
in rejecting tlie l'.land bill and kin
dred propositions and the adoption
of the Wilson repeal bill, showed
itself in full accord and sympathy
with the president on the vital sub
ject of national finance. The senate
will so record itself when it comes
its turn to speak
The most costly piece of railway line
in the world is that between the Man
sion House t nd Aldgate stations in Lon
don, which required the expenditure of
close npon $ 10,000,000 a mile.
JIr. George W. Cable's hospitable in
stincts are M anifest in the name he has
bestowed up m his new home at North
ampton, Mass. He has christened it
On the subject of "Stayawhile "
tariff lefislatioii tho 1 nw-m -1 L-: n r !
bodies will so apain declare them
selves. The very act of the house
will restore national confidence, bus
iness will again resume its natural
and nroner channels, and the oTcat
ship of state under the guiding hand J All the actons and attitudes of chil
of Grover Cleveland, w ill sail on in dren are grateful because they are the!
the placid waters of contentment and offspring of 1he moment, withont affec-'
prosperity. The party of reform is tation and true from all pretense. Fu
discharging its mission splendidly. selL ,
To escape from dangers which menace
them starfis'ies commit suicide. This
instinct of self destruction is found only'
in the highest and lowest scales of ani
mal life. i
Prehistoric Uulns la Africa.
"I have just returned from Europe,"
uid Howard Hoffman, "where I have
sojourned ever since my return from
Zanzibar six months ago. I have been
pursuing a course of investigation in the
British museum that I had hoped would
throw some light on the recent discov
eries that have been made in Africa.
Not far Into the interior of Africa from
Zanzibar I in company with others re
cently discovered traces of a prehistoric
city of no small dimensions. This city
that I speak of must have been a capital
of some ancient province or kingdom.
It was some five miles square and was
surrounded by a vall of masonry, the
foundations, with a few projections, of
which still remain and indicate an ex
cellent knowledge of masonry. The wall
was undoubtedly meant for protection
against enemies, for it was strongly
built and must have been at least 20 feet
high. It is now overgrown by grca
tropical vines, and parts of it extend
through impenetrable morasses.
"Inside a few remains of houses still
exist, and the outlines of a great temple
or palace on the highest ground within
the inclosure. Some excavations have
been made and a few relics brought to
light, such as pottery of the Egvptian
type and broken bits of welded copper
tnat may nave come from a suit of mail
Some idea of symmetry must have ob
tained in that distant period, for the
houses were bnilt aloncr streets or wind
ing Lines, the precursor of our modern
thoroughfares. The whole is overgrown
at present by a mass of tropical plants
and great old trees that have been stand
ing for hundreds of vears. To what
nation those people belonged cannot be
told, but the ruins would indicate that
once Africa's shores were the seat of a
great civilization and a great com
merce." St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Did Life Begin at the Poles?
As a matter of fact this earth of ours
has long passed its youth. It is now
verging on old age, and with its poles
covered by everlasting ice it may be
likened to a body whoe extremities are
bleached and paralyzed with years. Even
in the geological period which imme
diately preceded our own, and which is
known as the postpliocene, or quater
nary, great changes took place, and man
has been a witness to them. The rivers
of today are mere brooks compared to
what they were then, and in North
America we can trace the shore lines of
immense quaternary lakes which no
But while this fact may interest and
perhaps surprise us a little it does not
tax our credulity so much as when we
are told that once instead of snow and
ice a luxuriant vegetation flourished not
far from the poles. Indeed the French
naturalist Buffon believed that on our
ph:net, which was slowly cooled and
consolidated, life began at the poles, and
that from thence it spread in the direc
tion of th? tropics, whereat first the heat
was too intense to admit of any kind of
life. But it is only within recent years
that we have b.'cn able to get a glimpse
of the ancient untie zone, viiich is rauch
more access;1. .le than the i-nl..rct:c, end
what has t'.v.s f:ir K-cn brcr::"i:t to light
makes Buoii'.j u.;ri::g conjecture ap
pear not so very improbable. Catholic
An Illustration by Iierrl:pr.
A man who hud bin a var:n friuid
of Henry War.l Beeeher tells this:
"Aluiost the List time I fuw Mr. Beeeh
er," he s;;id, "1 was v.i:'.i him in com
pany with a ;Tov.p of men, one of which
was Colonel In.rer: , .11. The colonel was
airing some 1 f l-.is well known religious
opinions, but Mr. Beeeher for some time
took no notice of the half challenge of
"He sat silent, with his head bowed.
Finally, in a pause after an especially
daring assertion from the colonel, he
" 'On my way here, he Baid, 'at the
corner of Fulton street aud Broadway,
where the press of vehicles is close
and dangerons, a man, a cripple, was
trying to cross the street. A stout crutch
supported him, and he was making prog
ress when a fellow ran out and knocked
his crutch from under him, leaving him
helpless against the dangers bearing
down on every side.
" 'That cripple, sir,' he went on, sud
denly raising his voice and throwing
back his leonine head, is humanity, his
crutch is Christianity, and you are the
one who would push it away, offering
nothing in its stead.' " New York Times.
Electricity In Photography.
One of the greatest difficulties that the
photographer has to contend with is tho
preservation of the natural expression of
the sitter for the period of exposure.
Notwithstanding that this period has
been greatly shortened in various ways,
particularly by the adoption of the mag
nesium light in photographic practice,
nervousness plays such a large part in
the temperament of the great majority
of those who are anxious to hand down
their presentments to posterity that the
operator has often found the interval
even too prolonged for the accomplish
ment of his perfect work.
This difficulty has leen overcome by
Herr Ilaag in Stuttgart by means of a
change in the management of the mag
nesium light. Herr Haag has made some
lightning cartridges, which cause a tre
mendous development of light aud are
set alight in one-tenth of a second by
means of electricity. New York Tele
gram. The Fatal Secret.
She was 87 and some months, if Ehe
was a day, yet she sought to conceal the
"Gracious me," she twittered, "how
time flies, and how we fly with itt Just
think, I was born in 1870."
The man looked at her, stupefied.
"B. C.'f he inquired, absentmindedly.
Applying: a Precept.
"This is the fourth time you have
applied for an office," said the candi
date's friend. "Yes, but it takes lots of
application to succeed in anything, you
know." Washington Star.
I They Had Never Seen Roses.
Two (adiea. managers, came into a
school the other morning shortly after it
had opeued. One of them wore a lean-
tiful jacqueminot rose, on which the
eyes of the whole school were at once
turned admiringly. Noting this, the
owner of the flower gave it to one of the
teachers for the children. 1
"Now, children, how many of you
know what this is?" asked the young
lady, holding up the flower. Nearly ev
ery little one shook his head to indicate
One small boy and a couple of little
jirls piped out with great importance:
"It's a posie, please, ma'am."
But no one had ever heard of a ro6e.
Most of the children ha 1 never seen one
before. The flower was passed along
and small noses lingered longingly over
its fragrance, while dirty little palms
patted its velvet petals care'j.-intflv. No
one saw or thought of anything that
morning but the rose. The teacher put
it iu a glass of water to preserve it, and
when school was dismissed each child
was rendered supremely blissful by the
gift of a tiny petal. As they filed out of
the door each little waif clutched his
treasure tightly in his small hand, while
he murmured softly to himself the name.
"Fitty wose, pitty wose." IMttsburg
TI:e Civic Value of the Teacher.
Since the days of Aristotle and his
predecessor, Plato, there lias. I think.
been no great ethical or political writer
who has ignored what I may perhaps
call the civic value of education. Soc
rates himself (if indeed the "Theages"
is good authority), in a passage which
is possibly familiar to you as it is quot
ed by Rogor Ascham in "The Scholemas-
ter, enuncir. es tueopimon tnat "noone
goeth about a more podlie purpose than
ho that is mindfull of the good bringing
up both of hys owne and other men's chil
dren." "What preater or better serv
ice." says Cieero, "can we render to tho
state than by teaching and educating the
St. Chrysostom. setting the seal of
Christian authority to the judgment of
the refined pagan world, exclaims.
"There is no greater art than this of
education, for what is equal to the pow
er of disciplining the character and
molding the understand of a youth?"
"What s pity it i thst his t ace Is all pimp'e? ;
Hcd be very flnc looking if t wasn't for that;"
Said pretty Miss Vere, with s smile at the dim
ples Reflected from under the nobby spring hat
As ehe looked at herself in the pi.ifs, softly sigh
ing. That she hid for the yjnns man a tender re
gard. There wasn't tho least need of denying
fr every on--knew it. "irs beauty is mtrred by
the frightful red blo'eh.:s a.l ever his face. I
wonder if he couldn't tje somcthi g to cleanse
his b!o"d.aul drive tiiera awiy?"'
Be heard wh-i: he ai abant his looks. It
hurt his feelings, bn'. he couldn't deny she to'd
the truth, lie remembered a friend whose face
ns.-d to b t.8 b id as his. It had oeco ne smooth
and clear. He went to him and asked how the
change had been brought a bo t "Simply hv
us nc Pr. Pi rce'a GoUU-a Medical Di-cori ry.'
wa- ihc reply. "Take that, and Til warrant yon
to fret rid of joar pimple."
His face became healthy and clear.
And next week h -"il be m rried to pretty Miss
I have ueea a jreat sufferer from
dry catarrh for manv years, and I
tried many remedies, but none did
me so much benefit as Ely's Cream
Balm. It completely cured me. M.
J. Ladly, 39 Woodward avenue, Bos
ton Highlands, Mass.
1 think Ely's Cream Balm is the
best remedy for catarrh I ever saw.
I never took anything that relieved
me so quickly, and I have not felt so
will in a lon time. I used to be
troubled with severe headaches two
or three times a week. J. A. Alcorn,
agfent U. V. K. K, Co., Eaton, Colo.
THAT MAKES GOOD BLOOD
Will completely change the Mood In your svstem
In three mouths' time, and send new. rtchDiood
coursti.R through your veins. II you leel exhausted
and nervous, ure getting thin and all run down,
Gllmore a Aromatic Wine, which is s tonic and not
'T',rare will restore yon to health and streneth.
Mothers, nseitfor your daughters. It la the best
Triruliiior and corrector for all ailments peculiar to
woman. It enriches the blood and irivea lasting
ki.renKth. It la guaranteed to cure Diarrho?a, Dys
entery, and all bummer Complaints, and ke-eD uia
bold by ail di-mrgista for 1 1 per bottle.
Washer everything from a tine
silk tiHtiri kerchief to a circus
teut; Lt-curtains a specialty.
o 1?5" TH!K! AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
!-(-! f) oi)f No 1214
Cor. Michigan Ave. and Monroe St CHICAGO.
THOROUGH INSTRUCTION. CHEAP BOAROINO.
Elagant fireproof building-
'F l'OU Ha k
-1BE8T AND COE8 FARTHEST- W A.
.HOSt delicious Substitute, not: nnlu o a.;..i
.nH mi.r. ",j,-,"JUiaa'- Out a hr
and Highly Digestible.
Rock Island Buggy 5
X ANTTFAOTUBXBS OT
A rlAjj : bor,e
Phaetons, Surries, Buggies, Spring and Farm m
It Will PaV VOU tn mil an crar n- I .. n .
r, f t ----- ui u.v rr:c
Factory and Ware Rooms on Sixteenth street between F ir-t and Scco:
ul Second sr. I
etail tra.k-ef j vK V
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Aven:
i.v,unruiillt,u IJUEB THE STATE LAW. L
Roek Island Savings Bankf
Rock Island, III
uiuii iiuuj a b. m. 10 a p. m.. ana Saturday evenings from T to S o'c'ott. f
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Perscni f "
lateral or Real Estate security
P.L,ilTCnELL,Prcs't. F C. DBS K MASX, Vice Pres't. J .V, BlTOKD.u
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Dsnkmann, John Crnhanch. Phil Mitchell II P Ha'l L
. W Haret, J. M. Buford, John Volk. " "
Jacksok & ilcitsT, Solicitors.
Began business July 8, 1690, and occupy the southeast corner of Mitchell Lyi eVs tes:
SE1TERS & ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERl
All Kinds 01 Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and eacistacnon gnararteed.
Offloa svnd S2un T21 Twelfth Stt-et- ROCK ISLAND
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
, i?yuJ uv uuj'Eg your uroc-Kei. (iJ2e&vare, lb l
Iottt Timm ... TV j - . r .... r
V.' . "utuwaie. ana urn sue, at tte u;a an
KeiiaDle 5 ai 10 Cents Storn.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third A
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND 8BOE8
Genu' Fine Shoes a Specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A share of Tour patronage respectfully fslicited.
1618 Second Avenue, iKoek Iiat
i . . . 1
R (J. Hudson. m j Paeei
HUDSON & PARKER. I
CARPENTERS AND BUILDER?
Ml kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Es:x
iurnj6uea wnen aesired.
8hop cor. First ave. ard tfevententh ut. Rock Islac
Roek Island Brass Foundrv.
AKD ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
ar bi...i. i . .
vi uiore. un nze ana a nmFtnm m.- . .. . .
uiuuze casting, all shades and ten,-, ire i' .
specialty of brass metal p.ttern and stti8t,c work. foV
Shot Orc-At 1811 Firs, ..-, Ff.,r, lardin,-. . oCK MA'
. J. MAGEIL ProprifuW
M a 1
J. M. CHRISTY, I
Ki.oF.cTie bp warn m A U
Ak Yonr Oroeer for Them.
The CLriny "tnwr." tto C'brfy
C. J. W. SCHREINER, I
Contractor and Builder,
lin 112S Feurtb avenue. Residence 1119 Fourth aTenne.
Plans and specifications famished on all classes of work; also atrent for Willer s patent.iu
8tine BI'.Lda.BoiuuthiEg nw. stylish and desirable
ROCK ISLAND ILT;