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THE AltGUS SATl 111 A V. -EPTEMBEH 2,1893.
Fabtlsaed Daily Weekly at 14 Second
Itnie, Bock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
'Dally Sue per moatb; Weakly 9tM
ptK inn; tn adranee $1 -BO
All eosssanaicatlona of a critical or ammenta-
character, political or religions, muat hare
rail nane attached for publication. No such
rtleles will be printed orer flctitlons slgnatarea.
4asymoos commnnleattotis not noticed.
Oorrespondence aoUclted from eery township
li Rock Island ronntj.
Satcrdat. September 2, 1893.
Walter Besant believes that Chi
&Z w tb metropolis of Amori
tjk. Chicago will regard Walter as
rather stupid. Couldn't he see that
he is already that?
The king of Siam introduced street
cars into Bangkok, he lights his
tarem with electricity and is adopt
ing the agencies of civilization
rapidly. The bicycle hasn't got there
France takes foreign terri
tory asrainst the will of its occupants.
The United States declines to take
Taluable territory that is trying to
fall into her arms. There are repub
lics and republics.
The suggestion has been made that
Chicago is in danger of growing
too fast However, by means of
trade crossings and a high rate
of speed, the city seems in a fair
way to avert such calamity.
Ox her last trip the steamship
Paris has shortened the passage
across the Atlantic two hours. Xo
than can predict how near to no time
the trip may be made in before the
twentieth century's close.
The Tanger is the latest American
ship to' demonstrate the peril of wan
dering away from the dock. The
aiavy that puts to sea seems to be
running risks even more grave than
that of acquiring mal de mer.
Lew Wallace has just finished a
new book. General allace writes
as slow as an ox team. But after
nany years, after he gets a book
done, it is a finished production, and
though it is painfully written it is
A Btffalo coroner has deJided
that if a man is declared dead by the.
coroner he is dead, even if he re-'
turns to the bosom of his family in
good health. This is a hard ona on
the man, but it is even a worse one
en the coroner.
The man who claim 3 to be the
legitimate president of Nicaragua is
an exile, the de jure president is in
prison, and the man who poses as
president waits for his successor to
escape from prison. ' It's a political
muddle of muddles.
There has lately been an epidemic.
ot disaster, due to criminal neffli
gence and resulting in a lamentable
loss of life. The roost effective pre
ventive of suih slaughter is to call
to a strict accountability those who
are responsible for it.
The news of the destruction of the
cranberry crop of Wisconsin has
been followed by the report that the
2?ew Jersey bogs are in flames. So
far there has been no depressing
news in regard to turkeys, but no
one can tell when it may come.
The hay crop in Kngland and
Western Lurope is almost a failure.
We have no reason to doubt that all
Sesh is grass over there, as usual;
but as a different variety of grass is
needed, American hay is being ship
ped in unheard-of quantities.
News that a thoughtless scaler haa
taken a popgun and disabled the Mo
hican cent a thrill of indignation
through th American navy. To be
sure the news was erroneous, but
there is nevertheless a feeling that
the Mohican ought not to be exposed
to such danger.
The finding of a buried prehistoric
city in the Colorado desert recalls us
to the truth again that we are not a
new continent after all, but an im
measurably old one. We undoubtedly
have cities in America as old as ral
myra, Thebes or Babylon that have
not yet been dug up.
The allowaaoe of the lord mayor ot
London is $,r0,000, which is only
about half what the hospitality con
nected with his office costs him. If it
had been so in Dick Whittington's
time the lord mayor of London
couldn't have afforded possibly to
keep a cat
TnE department of agriculture
needs a proofreader, and candidates
for the position will have to pass a
civil 6rvice examination. It would
make a newspaper proofreader howl
rith envy to Bee tne list of subjects
of which candidates are supposed to
have some knowledge.
In an Oregonian town of 3,500 in
habitants one saloonkeeper accumu
lated 500 empty beer barrels in two
months. There are about a dozen
saloons in the place, and they all do
fair amount of business. The per
capita consumption of beer is said to
be the trreatest on
THE WALLED GARDEN.
An ancient garden with a crumbling wall
Here let me idlr roam t le livelong day
'Mid old gnarled pear trees hung with li
Throotfh pathways doomed to slow effacement
On frrassy borders, where in silence fall
The drifted petals of th browning may;
By honeyed banks w;iera wanton breezes
And scents commingled t v'ry air enthrall. 4
A garden fair, wherein tn court mine ease.
To wander, heedless if he shadows pass
O'er the gray sundial peeping from the
A haunted garden, mld the age bent trees
Fair Julia's lover may have wooed the shade
And with his amorous '. nte in id lease played!
Frank M ller in Good Words.
iood Party Record.
Macon b B'gle.
Illinois democrats will go into the
next campaign witl. the best party
record of any state in the union. As
a result of this record the party will
sweep the state by one of the biggest
majorities ever " pven a politkal
party in the state not excepting the
big republican ir.ajarities of the
6s. The democrats have kept faith
with the party priiciples and hare
given the state rclornis which will
be ovewhelmingly approved by the
people. They re'pealed the abdomi
nal educational force bill; they insti
tuted suits again -t those ex-state
officials who took fom the taxpayers
fees and salaries which did not" be
long to them; they have created an
enthusiasm for re firm which is in
ducing state officials to pay interest
money into the treasury and give
the people an hor.est accounting of
the funds they handle; they are con
ducting the state institutions on bus
iness principles and are imparting
business principles to every depart
ment of the state government. Econ
omy and a high standard of public
honesty are indelibly stamped upon
the public record f our party in Illi
nois. Wehaveshiwn to the people
that our party principles are not
meaningless phrases and that public
office is a high public trust when in
terpreted tv the genuine principles
of Jeffersonian democracy. Gov.
Altgeld and his corps of subordinates
are giving that kir d of interpretation
to public affairs. When the people
have an apportnnity to passion such
a record it will be an approval as has
not been seen in a life time. Democ
racy in Illinois means something.
The people will g ve it a great ova
tion of votes when the opportunity
A Point For Travelers.
The advice is given by a well known
society woman who travels a great deal
to wear one's best underclothing while
on the cars. "Never mind if it does pet
soiled," she says. ' I have known of the
most flagrant cases of neglect during
railroad accidents of people whose un
derwear looked as though they might be
poor. This is a shameful fact, but the
jieople who pick nr the wounded after a
wreck are intense y human. Many of
them do not propose to open their homes
to sufferers unless they are to be paid
for it. They judgt of the ability of peo
ple to pay largely by their underwear,
as the outside garb of most well to do
people is more or It ss the same in these
The idea of arraj ing one's self with a
view to accidents vhen starting ont on
a journey is perhaps likely to suggest
useless forebodings, and this advice is
likely to engender a pessimism regarding
the character of one's fellow men, but it
may be worth heeding. Her Point of
View in New York Times.
Testing I'nre Water.
It is one of the easiest things in the
world to tell pure water from the im
pure. If yon want to test the color of
the water, just fill 1 colorless glass bottle
with the water aid look through it at
some black object , and the distinctive
ness with which you can see the object
will give you an iiea as to the amount of
clay or sand there :s in the water. Then
pour out one-hall the water, cork the
bottle tightly and set it in a warm place
for about 24 hou -s. Remove the cork
and smell the air ia the bottle. If there
is an offensive odor, even the slightest,
the water is nnlit for domestic usee.
Well water, no mitter how bright and
sparkling, is, nine times out of ten, pu
trescent. Then, ai a matter of course,
decomposition is f ure to set in in a day
or two if you put the bottle in a warm
place. New York Telegram.
Wouldn't Pay For Illumination.
One day this week a fellow with the
worst kind of a tODthache crept timidly
into a certain Lewiston dentist's office.
''What do yoti ask for pulling a
tooth?" queried he, holding on to his
'j? iity ctiiis without gas, a dollar with
gas," replied he o' the forceps.
The f-llow .star! ed as if ho was shot.
And what do yt u suppose he sai l?
"If r -,i ( :.'t pi.ll my t)-,r'u in broa-l
davlk-r.T v. i: ; cr.t gr.s. 11! r.o :mewl:tr
whir" l) ry r: r." v.-!s-!,n .Tonrr.i'.:.
Too Careless With the KngliHU Language.
A clothing dealer in Bocton adver'ii'ed all
wool pn Uloors for 12, advirirg the public to
make baste and secure tie prrat bargain, say
ing: "They will'not last long " Probably they
would net. Neither will your health last long if
yon don't take care of it. Keep Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant I'cllets in jour hoiie. They re ln
disi ensable to even family, tg they positively
core biliousness aitta its end'efs train of dis
tressing ailments- e'ek headache, irritability,
constipation, dizzic-s and inrMgertion a mar
velous specific for 11- er and kidr.ey tioublt-s, and
a pnre vegetable con pound. 1 hey are sugar
coated, the smallest pills made, and the beist, be
caoe they do all they promise. All drnjgista
sell them, and the proprietors guarantee them,
and refund the price if they fail
Fits All fits stopped free by Dr
Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. No
fits after the fir it day's use. Marvel
ous cures. Treaise and $2 trial hot
tie free to lit cases. Send to Dr
Kline, 931 Arch street, Philadelphia
Pa For sale by all druggists; call
Ivory Billiard Baits Stalaed With Blood.
ThegVibeof ivory which is knocked
about a table in a game of billiards costs,
if of good quality, at least $10. This rep
resents its cost in money. There is,
however, a far more important and for
midable element in the price which has
been paid for it The billiard ball of
pnre ivory represents as it lies white
and glistening upon the cloth an expend
iture of human lifeblood as well as of
Elephants' tasks are brought down to
the African coasts by caravans general
ly in charge of Arabs, which have been
trading in the interior. Very often they
have picked up slaves as well as ivory.
Bat this phase of the matter may be left
ont of the account.
It is estimated that every large caravan
bringing ivory to the coast has cost more
than 160 human lives through fights and
murders in the course of the expedition.
Thirty more men are likely to have suc
cumbed to fevers or other diseases and
the fatigues of the march.
The hunting of the elephants and the
capture of the ivory are very likely to
have caused the death of 10 men alto
gether. Such casualties are the rule
in elephant hunting rather than the ex
ception. An average tusk does not furnish more
than enough material for two good bil
liard balls. Of course the remainder of
the ivory in each tusk is made nse of in
other ways. A perfectly cut billiard ball
requires special quality or so called
"nerve," which is found only in one part
of the tusk.
The chances are that a billiard ball of
the first quality has cost at least one hu
man life, and there is not one such ball
which may not truly be said to be
stained with human blood. They can
hardly be considered, therefore, a cheer
ful accompaniment to a sensitive per
son's diversions. Youth's Companion.
An Anecdote of Justice Fuller.
The chairman of the lecture committee
in Oldtown, Me., told me that he once
belonged to a debating club of which
the chief justice, when a boy, was a
member. One evening "Capital Punish
ment" was the subject debated. The
deacon of the church and two clergymen
were for hanging. Young Fuller was
Said the deacon, quoting from the Mo
saic law, "Whoso sheddeth man's blood,
by man his blood 6hall be shed." Think
ing this to be a bombshell to his oppo
nents, he dwelt upon it till his time had
expired, when the boy sprang to his feet
"Supposing we take the law which the
gentleman has quoted and see what the
logical deduction would come to. For
example, one man kills another; another
man kills him, and so on until we come
to the last man on earth. Who's going
to kill him? He dare not commit sui
cide, for the same law forbids it. Now,
deacon," continued the boy, "what are
you going to do with the last man?"
The boy's logic called out rounds of
applause and vanquished the deacon.
New York Advertiser.
A Dangerous Barber Shop.
The funniest street sign that ever
hung over a New York door is that of a
barber on Hudson street near where the
city's thoroughfares get tangled up in
such confusion at Abingdon square.
The owner of the shop is a darky and is
very fond of big words. So when he
had his sign painted he had it made to
read, "Tonsorial Parlor." instead of just
plain "Darber Shop." This sign hung
for nearly a year. Then some wag
probably to'.J him that there was a
more elegant wording which might
draw custom to his shop. Within a
week a new sign, resplendent in red.
white and blue, hung ont proclaiming
that a "Tonsorial Abattoir'1 might be
found within. It is not known whether
the shop is more liberally patronized
under its new designation as a hair
dressing butcher shop or not, but cer
tainly the darky is very happy over the
length and impressive appearance of the
new word on his sign. New York
A Crease Filter For Itoilers.
A filter for removing grease, which
often passes into boilers with the feed
water, consists of a metallic chamber or
filter box in which are a series of gratings,
and between these gratings are placed
layers of wire gauze and flannel of a spe
cial texture, which forms the filtering me
dium. The feed water from the donkey
pump enters the filter box from one side,
passes upward through the filter cloths
and thence out to the boiler, the scum
passing away through another outlet.
By this means it is found that all grease
and greasy matter, l s well as other im
purities, ure arrested by the filter cloths.
Which can be readily taken out for clean
ing or renewal. The filter is equally ap
plicable to land nnd marine boilers.
New York Telegram.
The Aufttrullao Kea.
The Australian kea has been written
about considerably, and a writer in The
Cornhill Magazine ascribes to them an
intelligence which can be called nothing
but devilish. lie says the kea was once
a harmless bird, but with the introduc
tion of slaughter houses it has developed
a taste for animal food, and especially
for kidneys. They like the kidiieys of
dead sheep so well that when these failed
they proceeded to eat out the kidneys of
living sheep, leaving the poor beasts to
die a most agonizing death.
A Spot or Oil In the Sea.
Ten miles south of the Sabine river
and a mile off shore is a natural phe
nomenon known to sailors as "The Oil
Spot." No visible boundary divides it
from the open sea around, but even dur
ing a storm, even though the waters be
come red and turbid, they reinain com
paratively calm. St Louis Republic.
Mr. Cumso You should never ask a
railroad man if the train is on time.
Mrs. Cumso But suppose I want to
Mr. Cumso In that case ask him how
much late it is. Truth.
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 and inner ears.
Many 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 the- trouble and removes
it, is the only hope.
I)r. Wilson and his medical asso
ciates cure all cases of deafness
caused by catarrh.
Deafness and Kinging Noises.
S. A. PETERSON,
Andover, III .
Mr. Peterson say he is c-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 1'ulllc.
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 Rock Island county for
over 30 years. He is director" of a
fire insurance company, ami is also
connected with the management of
Augustana colli ge. Is he a man to
be relied on? Let the public judge.
Within the pat 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 JScott Medical Institute, Can
they be relied on as telling tke truth?
Let the public judge.
Dr. Wilson has noticed a senseless
tirade against him bv a vounjr firm
trying to do buinesS 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. Todav he
says the same thing. It wiio pleas
ure for us to work for "nothing.
Dr. Wilson hn -'business interests
at stake in this state. 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 city and shows he ha
practiced medicine years before
either of this -'great firm1 entered
Shouhl we condescend to answer
this "great firm"' in the manner in
which thev assailed the Scott Medi-
! cal Institute, we could bring forward
j 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 hail
never opened this discussion.
Dr. Wilson's plan has always been
"let our patients talk for us' And
when he has to "blow his own horn"
for the Fake of deceiving the public,
he will take down the sign "Scott
Medical Institute' and close his bus
Does this look reliable?
Treatment, $3 a month.
EVERY CURABLE DISEASE
221 Brady street, Davenport, Ia.
OvekAmekicax 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.
Cor. Michigan Ave snd Monroe St. CHICAGO.
THOROUOH INSTRUCTION. CHI OAROIMO..
Elegant tirsproof building- - , .
J. T. !
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue
INCORPORATED UNDER THE 8TATE LAW.
Rock Island Savings Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to I p. m.. and Saturday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposit?. Money loaned on Persona! c '
lateral or Real Estate security. ' ' '
P. L. MITCHELL, Pres't. F C. DEN KM ANN, Vice Pres't. J Mt BIFORD. (.--
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Denktrann, John Crnbsneh. Phil WitchelL II. P. Hull L mm .
E. W Hurst, J. M. Biiford, John Volk. ' r-
Jackson it Uchst, S-'lioitors.
Began business July 8, 1890, snd occupy ths southeast corner of Mitchell & Lyi.iVs t w (,- -
"'ftnn.M.e 1098. 23 Twenneth st-h,-
Divers & andean.
CONTRACTORS .and BUILDER:
All Kinds oi Carpenter Work Done
general )oboing done on snort notice sua husi.v iim naarstiiro
(Wm avnd S'san Twlft irw H(M K l-UM)
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by buying your Crocfceiy, GJaetnt k w
lery, Tinware, Woodwaie. and BmehfB, at tLeO;d ai d
Reliable 5 ad 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Thirn Avt
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a Specialty, repairing done neatly and promptly.
A share of Tour patronage respectfully solicited.
1618 Second Avenue, Rock Island, li!
R tf. Hudson. M J. Parkkk
HTjJDSON & PARKER,
CARPEll0rERS AND BUILDERS,
A.U kiode of Carpentering promptly attended to Fptirua
, . - fuTHished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth sit. Rock Island
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
AT kinds of brass, brocae and aluminum bronze casting, all shades and ten-vert X e
a specialty of brass metal pattern and arustie work.
Shot kb Omc At lfrll First avenne. near Ferry larding, . K('CK1S-1AM
J. MA PER, Proprir-uj;
Opera 3E3Co ul&g Raloor
GEORGE SCHxKER, Proprietor
H01 Second Avenne, Corner of Sixteenth Street, - Opposite Bart er's Theatre.
The choicest Wine, Liquors.
Free Lnncb Every Day
J. IK CHRISTY,
City 'Bus and Express Line
Telephor-e Rock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or expie
wagon and you will receive prompt attention.
TIMBEKLAKE & SPENCER, Props
Washes everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace curtains a specialty
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
Telepbonp No 1214
Beer ard Cigars always on Hsrt
sandwiches Fnrcls eilon Srort Notict
UUOFlCTOBEl OF CfilCUE 11! l illli
Ask Tonr Grocer for Them.
The thrifty Otstb" atd Chrsty tttv
3235 Wis. Street
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