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THE AUGUS. TI;E8I:A V. EPTEM15E11 5, 1893.
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Published Dally nd Weekly at lS'M Second
Avenue, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
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All communications of a critical or aruamenta
tft character, political or religious, roost have
rati time attached for publication. No such
a-t1o!ei will be printed over fictitious signatures,
tnormous communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
li Rock Island connur.
Tuesday, September 5. 1893.
Corbett and Mitchell, an ocean
between them, are busily jawing
each other. If prizefighters tould
only be gagged what pitifully help
less creatures they would be.
Summer resort hotel registers all
over the country are burdened this
year with long and curiously-constructed
foreign names that even the
highly educated hotel clerks can't
A German in New York has the
habit of writing his letters back
ward. It's better, after all, to be
struck for a loan in the first sentence
than to wade all through a letter be
fore getting to the main point
OERMahv has Deen burning Robert
Louis Stevenson's book on Samoa, be
cause it makes unfavorable comments
apon their attitude toward Samoa.
Germany ought to know by this time
that the ashes of a book are more
Aanawrous than the book itself.
A valiant SMicramento suitor killed
the gill who had had the good sense
to decline his attentions, shooting
her in the back, lie then announced
that he was very, very crazy, and if
he could make the jury believe it
there is a surplus of lunatics in the
A Catholic archbishop in Mexico
has almost aroused the Aztec popu
lation to insurrection by tearing
down an image of their god Xohilte
pechuitl. This is a genuine name
and is not due to the compositor in
cautiously resting his elbow on the
The rule of the potato bug is en
ded if the story of a Pennsylvania
farmer is to be believed. Another
beetle has made its appearance and
kills off the potato bug whenever it
encounters one. It will be interest
ing to know what the new bug is
doing among the potato vines.
There was almost a duel recently
between an architect end a baron.
Plans and specifications had been
prepared, when the seconds acted as
peacemakers and averted the letting
of blood. Their presence being nec
essary at the encounter they were
fearful that it would be their own
A San Francisco embezzler is to
be arrested as he lands in Franca.
Of course, this is an illustration of
the principle of justice, but it is
likely to be useless. The formality
of arresting even such eiibezzlers as
chance to be caught at home, their
pockets bulging with booty, soems to
be futile and expensive.
The Southern states are torn up
over the selection of beautiful damsels
to represent them at the Confederate
reunion to be held at Birmingham.
Ala., Several governors have
rashly ventured to make the
choice of a state beauty, and have
dug their own political graves in
This is the time of the year when
adulteration of milk is apt to be al
most as disastrous on the life of baby
hood as an adult dose of laudanum.
The milkman who is found guilty of
milk adulteration at this season of
the year, when cholera infantum is
almost epidemic, is guilty of some
thing more than a misdemeanor.
' "several exchanges are gravely
discussing the question of whether
or not a lawyer can be 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 In to perform the
ceremony. Feminine nature is the
eame in city or backwoods.
Several of the railroads propose
to carry their employes and their
families to the world's fair free of
charge. 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 means.
Court etiquette on the Pacific
coast seems to be approaching the
point of effeminacy. By the latest
ruling rom the bench gentlemen are
expected to unburden their pocketa
of firearms beforW entering., A man
with a gun within roach . will say
things that otherwise he would not
The ruling of the court seeing to be
n insidioui thrust at the much
Taunted freedom of screech. ;
THE PEACE BELLS OF 6ROOKLINE.
Oar hearts were waiting, bleeding, waiting,
With trembling, lor ging, hope and fear.
Oar very breaths in as lence bating.
And while we prayed. "God's hand be staid;
Let war be over, pei.ee appear!"
Through all the air, v. ith cadence fine.
Came pealing bells from fair Brookline
"Peace is signed at ppomattoxl
Peace is signed at A ppomattox"'
From spire to spire the tidings spring
As sunbeams flash t 'er peaks of snow.
While strong men we p or pray or sing.
And each man's moot, to all seems good.
For in that happy, f olden glow
To Ood all grateful h arts incline.
While shouts the bells of fair Brookline:
"Peace is signed at Appomattox!
Peace is signed at A ppomattox!"
Twas children rang fiat glorious peal
In lightsome glee that war was o'er.
As men and women now they feel
How blest were they that happy day
To ring the bells which tidings bore
That brother brother fought no morel
And still they'll thrill in life's decline
When sound the bells of fair Brookline,
For ne'er in memory dreams shall cease
That peal seraphic ril ging: "Peace!
Peace was signed at Appomattox!
Peace was tigncd at Appomattox!
Retaining Youth In Mature Life.
Not only does tl e vivacity, the en
thusiasm, which belongs to youth carry
the man who retains it in middle age
over difficulties, but it brings him the
sympathy ami app.ause of the world,
which is sometimes refused to more
We honor Bacon, but we give our af
fection to Charles Lamb. Washington,
Jefferson, Adams and Webster com
manded the homag and veneration of
thenation, but it lowd Clay, Lincoln and
Blaine, with all of their faults.
The tendency of American life is to
force our young j eople into shrewd
adnlts, who try anxiously to rid them
selves of impulse and emotion.
It is a common sarcasm among the
young that their fathers and mot hers en
joy jokes and are to iched by sentiment
which their children are quite too old to
But may not the fi i de siecle boys and
girls be losing an lenient of strength
when they forget ho v to weep and make
inerry. Youth's Companion.
Kflect of Faith In Times of Sirknes.
The effect of belie f or faith, the eff ect
of mind over the mutter of the body, is
one of the mysterious things in all sci
ence. It is unquestionably a fact, dem
onstrated beyond all dispute by thou
sands of observed cases. Long before it
was admitted or studied by scientific
men it was common" y known, and that,
too, among races of little mental devel
opment. Who shall say when the first
enemy prayed his en any to death among
the natives of the South Sea islands?
Who can tell when the first Obi man
"put ennjer" on him who had defied him?
The religious mystenes of vanished na
tions are full of recorded occurrences
that may only be ei plained by this ex
traordinary power. Cyrus Edson, M.
D., in North Americ an Review.
Cold cud Si lver Taint.
"Let mo tell you how to buy gold or
silver paint," says a lady. '-Don't get it
mixed or in the little bottles Of powder
and liquid that com prepared in boxes.
Get the gold, silver r bronze powder by
the ounce and buy the liquid medium
separately, as many ounces at a time as
you wish. Yon kne w the bottle of liq
uid never lasts as long as vour powder
because it dries away and evaporates so
rapidly. In this case you get any amount
you wish. Mix a -small amount at a
time, use it as quic-dy as you can after
it is prepared and al .rays keep your bot
tle corked." Fhilad ;lp"hia Times.
A memory is a g
vate. Most people
memories, many 1
od thing to culti
hitve passably good
ones, and some have
of the causes of th
late James G. Bluin
ble memory for nam
none at all. One
) popularity of the
s was his remarka
is and faces. It is
said that Mr. Blaii
faces and names of
ie could recall the
arsons he had met
only casually 10 yen
the first meeting, not
ed them in the
rs and more after
Snakes on the )
sles of .Shoals.
The Isles of Shoal:
, mere rocks stand-
ing 10 miles from 1
he New Hampshire
e alive with snakes.
1 see dozens of them
jf the boggy places
s cn the bare ridges.
coast in a cold sea, a:
On a hot day one wi
running in and out
or sunning themselv
They are nothing to
ever, for they are of
be afraid of, how
only one variety
een snake that Bel
the common little g
dom grows to a len
ch of 2 feet.
A Kunior as to Men's Kvening Uress.
It is once more current in society flint
the l-nii'- - t-f V; . , , a
modify men's evening dress and that the
usual swallowtails are to be replaced
by a black or dark colored short coat
and also that knee breeches are to be
McSwine's gun is a prodigious cavity
in the cliffs on theci astof County Done
gal, Ireland, into which, the tide rushes
with such force as to produce a sound
like the booming of a cannon, which can
be heard 20 or J0 miles a war.
Were the superfluities of a nation
valued and made a perpetual tax or be
nevolence, there would be more alms
houses than poor, more schools than
scholars and enough to spare for govern
ment besides. Penn.
Too many of us in our eagerness after
facts simply for the sake of storing up
knowledge neglect t he necessary means
of making our knowledge useful. '
It is agreed by medical authorities
that the virulence c f an epidemic may
be increased by the element of fear in
the public mind.
A Tamil proverb expresses the idea
that tears in woman are not so bad after
all: "A weeping man and a smiling
woman are not to. be .trusted. "
Samuel Minturn Peck, the Alabama
poet is running a turkey farm at Tus
kaloosa. Captain Hope is the tallest man in
the house of commons. There are just
two and an eighth yards of him.
James Whitcomb Riley, the poet,
has a very remarkable faculty for get
ting lost when there is a possibility of
his doing so.
Jules Verne is sixty-six years old
and has written sixty-six books. The
novelist leads a quiet, retired life at
Amiens, and is a member of the muni
cipal council of that city.
Next to Harriet Heecher Stowe the
most successful American author.from
a pecuniary point of view, is General
Lew Wallace, whose "Hen Hnr"' alone
has earned him more than f 100,0 i0 in
Mrs. Judson, the widow of "Ned
I5untline," a once popular author, is
an inmate of an alms house. The
poor oid lady is a paralytic, and so far
superior to her surroundings that her
life there is doubly hard.
It is stated that in the nine years
during which Judge Yerkes of Bucks
county. Pa., has been on the bench he
has tried 1,.";S jury cases, and has
only been reversed br the supreme
court three titius. The record is ex
traordinary. Booth's grave in Mount Auburn
cemetery, nour Cambridge, Mass , is
kept covered with flowers. Most of
the fragrant tributes to the dead
actor's memory have come from Mrs.
Jack Gardner, the celebrated Boston
society leader, and Julia Ward Howe.
Chaplain Milburn charmed his hear
ers by his address at the Chicago con
gress of educators of the blind. He
speaks slowly in mellow and resonant
tones and his diction is eloquent.
Though the sightless preacher is 70
years old, he is an active, self-reliant
William Kyle of Paterson, N. J.,
is one of the largest silk manufactur
ers in the country. His father and
mother first began the making of silk
with a hand loom as far back as the
early fifties, and wove the American
flag which waved over the Crystal
palace in 1S.W.
Mrs. Alice Freeman Palmer, former
ly president of Wellesley college, now
dean of Chicago university, says that
the women's colleges are all over
crowded and that they have to turn
away hundreds of applicants. Women
are knocking at the doors of the great
colleges for men and must get in. She
is a believer in education for women
and not a disbeliever in collegiate co
education. It has been found necessary to re
pair Washington's home at Mt. Ver
non, and a portion of the wood work
under the banqueting hall in the
southeast corner of the building is be
ing replaced by brick and mortar.
Belie hunters were so numerous and
persistent that a guard was put over
the accumulating pieces of wood, and
the intention is to distribute them
anions' the various museums through
out the world.
SEVEN HISTORIC SCOLDS.
Hazlitt's wife cared nothing for his
abilities and kept him in hot water by
Boswell's "Cxorinna"' is a collection
of his wife's sayings to him, which
does no little credit to her abilities as
Ben. Jonson's wife went to the inn
after him if he stayed too long and
brought him home, tongue-lashing
him all the way.
Addison's wife, the dowager coun
tess of Warwick, would not allow him
to go to the inn at all unless he sat by
the window, where he was in plain
view from her front room
Farquhar, the dramatist, thought
he was marrying a rich, talented and
amiable girl, and when asked about
her declared that he had got "a scold,
who carried her wealth on her back
and her intellect on her tongue."
Jean Taul Richter's wife was jealous
and was constantly on the watch to
catch him in some flirtation. She gen
erally succeeded, and when she did
always threatened to leave him. He
told her to go, and she never did.
Dante was married to Gemma Don
atl, a woman of stern, imperious tem
per. He was hectored and bullied
day and night until his exile, which
was, in this respect, for him a fortun
ate occurrence. He does not mention
Gemma iu any of his writings.
A heifer with a mane and hoofs that
resemble those of a horse is the mon
strocity on the farm of E. A. Pixley at
South Norfolk, Conn.
The remarkable price of $300 was
paid in London recently for a fossil
egg of the a-pyornis. an extinct wing
less bird that inhabited Madagascar
in prehistoric times.
A man in Marshall county, Ala.,
dreamed the other night that he found
a pot of gold at the foot of a certain
tree in a swamp near by. He went
there next mor. ing, and, according to
the story, unearthed an oyster can
containing several gold coins.
The narrowest part of the strait of
Florida, through which the gulf
stream flows at the rate of five knots
an hour, is fifty miles wide, and has a
mean depth of 350 fathoms. If this
were stopped up the climate in this
country in winter wpuld be totally
R. H. Graddick of Barnesville, Oa.,
id the owner of a sixty-dollar bill dated
In the year 1779. The printing read
thus: "The bearer 1b entitled to re
ceive sixty Spanish milled dollars, or
an equal sum in gold or silver, accord
ing to a resolution of congress of 14
January, 1779." It is signed by Jo,
(or Jas.) Watkins.
Ready For the Itullding.
"Hello!" said a Chicago man as jho
stood near the Washington monument.
"That's a pretty goodelevator shaft. I
wonder when they are going to put up
the rest of the building." Youth's Companion.
A 'olid Kiock-4'wn Clow
1 he while b'os water while at ila ;
Tn es b'ow in evt rv clime :
Thj swei-te't flowers blo n May,
Put wim! blows nil the ti ne.
There's lots of hiowin - in this wo. Id. Suffer
ers from catarrh b o their noes, and quacks
blow about their "c;res." 1 r. Sag-'s Catarrh
Remedy is the only infallib e ore. Its proprie
tors back un this claim by tiffer ng J5(j0 for every
case they fall to cure p rtnaiieutly. Th's is an
iinanrwerab:e b cw al huran:jgery c.imlug from
men of Hterlin reputation and ample capl al
Nasal catarrh c.iunot rc 1st the o ency of this
remedy. It pious discharges, 'ea iiig the senses
acute, the head cl!ir. and the b earn normal.
Of all drug" s:s, 10 rents
Neglect Not These Signals
A Useful Lesson on Health Taught by
The Indians' Example.
Let the Bemedy be Simple and Safe
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa.
If you are ailing, not exactly sick but
not feeling "just right," have a drowsy,
dull feeling, bad taste in the mouth,
variable appetite, occasional pains in
the joints and muscles, and other
signs of impending sickness, why not
do as the Indian does drive such symp
toms out of the system by the judicious
use of their reliable vegetable remedy,
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa?
"Thundering Ilortt," a Kiclnpoo chief, age 92
year. From his photograph.
llon't neglect such warnings.
That pain in your shouhlcr mr.y develop
into rheumatism, ami a month's sickness
deprive you of the income of your toil.
That white, furry tonjrne denotes your
liver is out of order, and disease would
easily take root in your system.
Whut could you do then !
Think of your business, your income and
Seek surety as you would fly from cholera
or small pox.
You are in dangrer if vou nerjleet these
warnings. Thev man pass off. Hit the
chiuiees are apuinst you, and even then the
poison is only Intent in yriur svstein.
lo not, however, put 'your "trust in the
numerous minenil medicine with which
the market is flooded. nrs;ip:irilii hark
is not a medicine, it is n riarorimi, nothing
more. The action of maiiv of these decoc
tions comes from mineral poisons they
contain, such as mcrcurv, nrsenic. strych
nine, bismuth, iodide of potassium, "and
the like, and nnv drujrjrit will tell you, if
he tells you trul'v, that this is so.
Kickapoo Indian Snjrwa and other Kicka
poo Indian medicines contain onlv the
product of the field and forest, nature's
own ve&retable growth of roots, bnrks and
herbs, and of necessity nre free from nil
mineral poisons whatever, because the In
dians have no knowledge of them, depend
ing wholly upon nature's laboratory for
their resources, and upon their skill, "born
of centuries of experience, in preparing
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa, mwiely
the JmlinHsfrom roott, bark uiui herbs of their
oirn gathering onri curing, is obtainable of
druggists and medicine deah-rs onln. One dol
lar per bottle; six bottles for fire dollars.
C D CT C Send three two-cent stamps
I La l to pay postage ami we will
mail you free a thrillim; and interestimr
book of 173 pajres, entitled --IJfe and Scenes
Among- the Kirkipoo Indians." Tells nil
about the Indians. Address IIealy & 1STGE
t.ow, Pistributinfr Agcuts, Oil Grand Ave.
New Haven. Conn.
(ROIOSALS FOR FRES1I VEGETABLES
lleai'oanr.ers dpuartnii-nt of the M'psourL Office
lb et t orumissary t suns'taence. in cairo. mi
rois. Au'-ust :il. ;8i3. "Sealed trot.o-als, iu trip
licate. will he r-coive 1 at th s ofiVe until 12
o'clock, m.. loniay. the 8.1 day of October. 1SW3,
rt wMt h time and place they will he cpencd m
rosence of 1 i fders for the runui-nlne ana deliv
ery of such qujii'itles of fresh pot- toes nud
emons as mflv be requ re ' t'V fie SiibMstence
l)i purtment, U. S. Army, at 1-ort Brady, Michi
can. Kort bvavenw orth. Kinas. Fort Mackinac,
Michipin. Fo't Keno. Oklahoma Territory, Kort
itliev. Kansas, rort neriuun. Illinois, fort Mil,
Oklahoma Territory. Fort Supply, in ian Terri-
toiv, rort w avno. Mictujtaii, inuMnaiKti'S Arse
nal, Iid;ana, JiiTcrson barracks, Mi-aiuri.and
Hock Island Artenal. Illinois, du-nr the time
commencing December 1, 18U3. and t nd'i June
3U, lsvt. ''reposal wl.l Ue ruce ved u; to and
opened at the same hour at the sever 1 post by
tic respeciive cjmmissanes ot sucn posis.eaeu
x'ist co'i.niirsarr receiving propo-ais lor ins own
p'Stonlj'. Blanks for roposa Mid circular of
instructions to bidders, viv I'tr full information as
to th quali'y of vegetables required, man e or
mduinir conditions, tone onseivea oy nia.iers,
and terms of coi tract and payment, will be fur
nished on application to this effice or to the ct
im; Commissary of Subsistence at any post- The
ttovi ruiii' nt reserves the right to ri Ject any or
all proposals. Envelopes containing proposa'g
should be in rked "Proposala for Fresh Yegeta
h ee," and addressed to the undersigned, or to
th-i A ei inn Commissary of fculisisteure at the
iiost bid for. J. II. til man, Naj r and C. S
U. f. Army, t'bkf Conuiiisstry of bubsisleLCe.
Washes everything from a tine
silk handkerchief to a circus
teui; Lao- curtains a specialty
No. 1724 THIRD AVK.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
Telephone No 1214
Phaetons, Surries, Buggies,
It will pay you to call
FactoryandWare Rooms on Sixteenth street
INCORPORATED UNDER THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank
Rock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to S-p. m., and Saturday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Persona", col
lateral or Real Estate security.
P. L. MITCHELL, Prcg't. F C. DESKMANN, Vice Pres't. J Mt BCF0I1D, Cjl-l
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. lienkmann, John Crabaneh, Phil Mitchell, H.P. Hull, L. S'.m t;
E. W Durst, J. M. Buford, John Volk.
Jackson fc Hubst, Solicitors.
Began buainese July 8,1690, and occupy the southeast corner of Mitchell 4 Lyrde's tew bci cu
fftlenaone 1098. 231 Twentieth street,
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS
All Hinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and eaturactlon guaranteed.
Offlos and Sjutn 121 Twelfth Street. ROCK ISLAND
Established 1880 18&
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by buying your Crockery, Glassware, Cut
lery, Tinware, Woodware, and Brushes, at the Old atd
Reliable 5 aid 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third Ave
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND 8HOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a Specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A share of your patronage respectfully selicited.
1618 Second Avenue, Rock Island, Li
R tf. Hudson.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimate
furnished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth ut. Rock Island
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Al1 kinds of brass, bronze and aluminum bronze casting, all shades and temi-ere Mai c
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
SHcr sd Orricx At 1811 First avenue, near Ferry landing, - KOCK ISLAND
J. MAGER, Proprietor:
GEORGE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
1801 Second Avcnne, Corner of Sixteenth Street, - Opposite Harper's Theatre.
The choicest Wine, Liquors, Beer and Cigars always on Hanc
Free Lunch Every Day
J. 1YE. CHRISTY,
City 'Bus and Express Line.
Telephone Rock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or express
wagon and yon will receive prompt attention,
TIM3ERLAKE & SPENCER, Props.
Spring and Farm Wagons.
and get our Low Prios
between First and Second avenue.
Retail trade especial y ti;;f:
M. J. Pabkkk
fcandwlches Furnished on Short Notice
UllUtiCTOREB Of CMCUeS UD dlSCDITX,
Ask Tour Grocer for Them.
They are Bert.
The Chrietj "Otstib'' and Christy ""rVil'ia-