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iliK AKGUS, MONJ A V, fcEPTEMBEll 11, 181; 3.
Published Pally and Weekly at 1674 Second
Avenue, Bock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
Tiui-Dally SUCj per month; weekly rt.UU
par luao ; In advance $1 .80 .
Ail conuaunlcatlons of a critical or anrumenta
tlrt character, political or religions, meat bave
red name attached for publication. No such
articles will be printed over flotitious signatures,
anoymous communications not noticed.
Correipondenee solicited from every township
In Rock Island county.
Monday. September 11, 1893.
A an example of numuity, prooa
Ijly the present century has afforded
IJihinjr to exceed in completeness
lid beauty of finish the gentleman
whose fate it is to be the husband of
Daily America: Speaker Crisp
jjivesthe south 81 chairmanships and
the north 20. Speaker Reed pave
the south 5 and the north 52. If
Crisp is a vsectionalist" what in
thunder is Repy?
The foot of a horse trotting at a
2:20 gait moves at the rate of one
yard in the twenty-fifth part of a
second. Men who have stood to
windward of the hind leg of a mule
say the horse is slow.
Italy and France have been con
coaling their favorite plague. The
tourist has thus been at liberty to
unsuspectingly invade swarms of bac
teria, and die without the distressing
knowledge that his ailment was chol
era. A YOt'KG man who is advertising
that he wants a position on a news
paper says that ho "will start at
the bottom and work his way up."
That is certainly better than starting
at the top and working his way
fANDOw, the strong man, has met
his Delilah in the person of a lady
known to fame as "The Water
Queen," only in place of shaving his
head as did the damsel of scripture,
she has tanned him with a snake
After all the fuss and bloviating
about the wonderful speed of electrio
motors the first electrio locomotive,
weighing 60,00!) pounds, has at last
been constructed and is found by
actual trial to have a maximum speed
of thirty miles an hour.
The wave ol financial stringency
seems to have been correctly fore
cast by a number of observant bank
cashiers. Some of them are viewing
it from Canada now with compara
tive indifference. A prophet in his
own country is apt to be out of luck.
The eye of Prophet Wiggins has
been glued to the heavens for several
nights in quest of a large comet that
he declares to be about due The
fact that tb Wiggins has faith in
its arrival is in itself almost enough
to make even a comet break a date.
Robert E. Roosevelt has cast off
the yoke of the French cook and in
future will take his bill of fare in
English. lie believes in American
cooks for American stomachs, and an
honest roast of beef and minoo pie
before a skinny filet de boeuf and
Chicago Tribune: There is abun
dant reason to believe that Irish day
at the fair the 30th of .September
will be a great success. The pro
moters have been fortunate enough
to secure the assurance that the lord
mayor, of Dublin; the city clerk, of
Dublin, who was intimately asso
ciated with the late Mr. Parnell, and
two leading members of the Irish
parliamentary party, Edward Blake
and John Barry, will attend. Thus
both sections of the national organ
ization will be represented. There
will be an abundance of Irish-American
oratorical talent also. If the
committee in charge of the arrange
ments works with the energy and
enthusiasm characteristic of Irish
organizing bodies there ought to be
no doubt of a great turnout and suw
Tiuxton Beale, our minister
plenipotentiary and envoy extraor
dinary to Greece, Servia and llouma
nia, has been expected in Washington
for several days past, and there is
said to have been some anxietv
among his intimate friends there its
to the cause of his non-arrival. The
mystery has now been cleared up by
the announcement that Mr. Beale has
been detained in San Francisco by the
police. It seems that he became in
volved in a personal encounter in
which the original participants were
Charles Baldwin and OTIara Ccs
grnye, both well known men in the
Pacific metropolis. Mr. Beale be
came interested in the scrap and
sailed in with both lists to show the
crowd what an American diplomat
can do toward negotiating a treat v of
peace. When the affair was over it
was found that all three of the com
batants had been more or less bruised,
and that the minister to Greece hail
a black eye and a swollen jaw. The
worst fea'ture of the affair is that Mr.
Beale is charged with having hit the
editor below the belt, and when he
was down, at that. This is a proce
dure, it is unnecessary to say, which
is frowued down in diplomacy, jour
nalism and pugilism. Secretary
Gresham should order an investigation.
A TRAIL OF HOR30R.
Death Stood Grinning; a irid-ot Welcome
to BU Terrified Vic tlma.
It was after the noonday n leal, and I lay
on a heap of new mown hay on the barn
floor, with the doors opan and. the gentle
breeze blowing through. The horses,,with
harness still on, were mnncl Jng their oats
in the stable, and at the door was fttqd of
hay to be drawn in by and ty. Fifty rods
down the dusty highway 'fas a sehcol
house, and the shouts of children 8jt their
games came plainly to my tarn. The swal
lows chittered and chatter jd under the
eaves of the big barn now and then a
bumblebee came sailing abrat as if won
dering what was going on a id from a hol
low Btump just back of the barn I caught
the "cheep! cheep!" of youne blue birds as
the mother brought them focd.
It was an hour of peace and good will.
Lying there half asleep and too lethargio
to move a finger, I should have smiled in
contempt had a voice whispered that there
was danger to any soul In that peaceful
neighborhood. Of a sudder. there was a
sin fling and whining at the open front
doors. I lay facing them and had but to
open my eyes to see the farmer's dog stand
ing there looking directly at me. He was
a monster in size, and for t wjor three days
had been skulking about in dark spots and
uttering low growls of am.oyance when
any one came near.
At the first glance my heart choked ma
I had once looked into the eyes of a mad
dog, and I instantly realized that this was
another case. If terror, distress, passion,
thirst, hunger and savageries can be com
bined in a look, you have it in the dilated
eyes of the canine when the frenzy first
comes upon him and he is undecided what
to do. Clots of foam fell upon the dog's
breast and on the floor as he worked his
jaws, and every hair on his tody seemed to
stand erect as he fastened hit eyes on mine.
He may have been blind for the moment,
or he may have thought me !ead. Neither
of the horses could see the dog, but it was
clearly remembered that they suddenly
ceased feeding and even seamed to hold
their brenths. Instinct mus', have warned
For a long minute the dog 1 xked straight
into my eyes, and had I n t been lying
down I believe I should have fallen. Then
he suddenly raised his head, uttered a long
drawn howl, and I heard hit t growl fierce
ly as he sprang away. A cow was ap
proaching t he barn. He bit 1 er savagely in
the neck and made straight for the bouse.
The old farmer sat under the shade of a
cherry tree by the kitchen door smoking
his ripe. He was suddenly assaulted and
rolled to the ground and his right ear al
most torn from his head. II; knew that it
was his dog, but when he rose up the beast
had disappeared. It was only 10 steps to
the gate. Up the highway there was noth
ing in sight. Down the highway was the
schoolhouse, witb a dozen children on the
grass in front. Between him and them was
the dog, running with his lead down and
uttering no sound. The old man was help
less, except to pray. He shut his eyes as
he saw the dog dash upon the first child.
He heard the screams and shrieks of af fright,
aud then his pain and distress
brought him to the ground.
As you have seen a shadow flit across a
field, so sped this dog. None saw or heard
him until he suddenly sprang into the midst
of them. He snapped to the- right and the
left. The froth flew from his lips and fell in
patches on the grass. Xine on t of the twelve
children felt his fangs once: four of them
were bitten twice. He had narked his vic
tim and gone before any one could realize
what had happened. Faces, necks, cheeks,
arms, hands, legs, the m.wl beast had
snapped as he bounded baek and forth.
Half a mile below the school aouse a farm
er stood beside his oxen in t he highway as
he talked with a man in the lield. He saw
the brute coming, but befo -e he realized
his peril one of his hands h.id leen man
gled and both oxen bitten. A traveler
was approaching on foot. He heard the
cry of "Mad dog!" and ran for the fence.
As he reached it there was a sharp pain iu
one of his legs, ns if he had been cut with
a knife. He looked down from his perch
and saw a pair of fiery eyes and a mouth
filled with yellow froth, but next instant
the object had vanished.
"Mad dog! Mad dog! Loc k out for the
So rang the cry from field to field and
from house to barn and barn :o house along
the dusty highway. A few heard it in time,
but only a few. Here aud there the dog
turned In to right or left nc w and then he
spared some one as he held to the road. At
the tollgate he passed a won an by; a quar
ter of a mile below he turned aside and bit
two hogs and a cow. At the bridge he bit
h woman, but passed three I ten unnoticed.
Straight on through the Ion main street
of the village, nppearing as suddenly as the
lightning's flash, gone almost before the
pain of his bite had been felt, he marked a
victim at almost every rod. Horses, oxen,
cows, hogs, dogs, men, women and children
whatever living thing cane in his way
felt his sharp fangs, and yet he seemingly
did not halt for an instant.
Ten long miles away from 1 he barn where
I had looked into his eyes t le dog met his
death at the hands of a fa-mer whom he
had first bitten. Feel your flesh creep as
you read the record: Forty-seven human
beings, 3:2 head of live stock t nd lfi dogs! A
lion would have struck down a single vic
tim and satisfied his appetite. A tiger
hunted to frenzy might hav ; killed two or
three in order to escape. A mad elephant
breaking loose has been kno wn to kill half
a dozen people liefore he could be shot or
secured. Even the pitiless b.izzard of mid
winter or the terrible cyclone of summer
would have left no such t -ail of horror
across the land. M. Quad.
A llratve KiigllHli XfuLUn.
There have been many women warriors
in the world, but it must be admitted that
there have been very few wh se deeds were
such as to claim the admiration of the
country for any great length of time. In
the annals of woman's wa -fare there are
generally stories of overzealousuess, leading
to fanaticism and subsequei t punishment
and disgrace. Seldom indeed has a woman
warrior been gratefully reccgnized by the
government of her country Within the
memory of our grandparents there lived in
England a woman named Hannah Snell,
who, when but a girl, took the strange res
olution of enlisting as a soldier. She served
as a marine on one of tin vessels of a
fleet bound for the West Indies and showed
so much courage that she was : heatedly
promoted. Her sex waa unki. i.n, and
therefore it could never be cl"...:ed that
Hannah Snell's success was lue to partial
ity or favoritism.
Once when dangerously wruuded 6he ex
tracted the. ball herself, fei ring that she
might lie discovered and discharged. Aft
er long service she returnei I to her native
home at Worcester, England, where her
adventures soon became spread abroad.
Tha government on investigation of her
renlly great, career granted her a pension of
20. She died full of years i nd laden with
honors in an inn near Wapping. Phila
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 w ait
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.
Dr. Wilson and his medical asso
ciates cure all cases of deafness
caused by catarrh.
DeafneMft and Ringing Notaes.
S. A. PF.TEKSOX,
Andover, 111 .
Mr. Peterson says 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 Public.
Dr. Wilson has reported a case
like the foregoing, each week or two,
for the past three years in the tri
cky 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
lire insurance company, and is also
connected with the management of
Augustana college. Is he a man to
be relied on? Let the public judge.
Within the past three months Dr.
Wilson has published the statements
and pictures of a number of minis
ters who say under their ow n signa
tures that they have been c-u-r-e-d
at the Scott Medical Institute, Can
they be relied on as telling the truth?
Let the public judge.
Dr. Wilson has noticed a senseless
tirade against him by a young firm
trying to do business 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. Today he
says the same thing. It is no pleas
ure for us to work for nothing.
Dr. Wilson has 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 has
practiced medicine years before
either of this "great firm" entered
Should we condescend to answer
this "great firm" in the 'manner in
which they assailed the Scott Medi
cal Institute, we could bring forward
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 had
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 sake of deceiving the public,
he will take down the sign "Scott
Medical Institute" and close his bus
iness. Does this look reliable? Let the
Treatment, $5 a month.
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On Sundays the office will be open
from 9 a. m to 4 p. m.
Comforts of ik Home.
Summer Boarder Why did you wake mo
up and hustle me down stairs at this un-
J earthly hour?
1 Farmer Wayback That other boarder is
goin fishin aud has to ,et away early.
"What has that to do with me?"
"You had the towel." New York
Weeklv. ... . ..
They eat the table, three men gay.
With the girl who never had learned to play.
And their easy smiles were a sic tit to see
As she B&id: "This is dreadfully new to me.
"I know it is wicked to gamble, bat then
It is better than talk to amuse you men."
And her took was blank as a virgin page
At she said. "Now, what is it, edge or age?
And her face as (:r,eii as a vacant lot
As the softly iaurii.ureU: "What's a Jack pot?
;What is a flush and a straight? Oh. dear,
I'm stupid, I know, but it's not quite clear."
And every man of the courteous crew
Instructed her ladyship what to do.
And she drew one card to a boLtuil flush.
With a merry lauyh and a pretty blush.
And of course she tilled, for that is the way
Of girls who never Lave learned to play.
And she raided them back with a charming
Till every man in the gnme was out.
Aud she kept it up till t'fy ail went broke.
And laughed and Fuid, "What a splendid joke!
Then with faces s-tid and with hearts of lead
Quickly away to their homes they sped.
And with one accord each player swore
That never attain, no mere, no more.
His hard earned wealth would he fl itter awaf
On a girl who never ba.l learned to play.
T. M. iu Now York Sun.
Hard to Please.
Polite Tramp Madam, may I inquire
what variety of 't'owl this is?
Lady of the House That is a Plymouth
Polite Tramp Er 1 thought so. Have
you any stone crushers ou the premises?
Jones I think my wife would make a
first rate member of congress.
Jones' Friend Why?
Jones Because she talks so easily and so
long on the money question. Detroit Free
Toe' Milk Turned four.
I wi 1 not tell you tier nam", but one of the
neighbors s-ns that during her brief visit the oth
er day the milk turned sour. H r countenance
looks a yard long. She sighs perpetually. The
cloud on her brow is deep. If beaten ont thin, I
believe it would cover the sky. Iter voice is
doleful, and her eyes sho no radnnce Her
wrinkles are numberless. he is a sorry p!c
turo, an i all because the is a victim of one of
those complaints common to women. er sysfm
is deranged. She needs a course of self-treatment
with Dr I'ierce's Favorite Prescription.
This will eradi ate thoronghBy those excruciat
ing periodical pains and functional weaknesses
incident to her sex, and at tbe same time buili up
atd invigorate her wholes) stem by its healtb
imnarting influence. A trial b tt le will convince.
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His Rooms Crowded. Everybody
Satisfied, and Many
DR. D. D. REA,
Surgeon aad Specialist
Who bus crei'.tod suh a s nsa'ion in and around
Chicago by c irlng disease thai almost b.flled
the medical fr:iterniy of the c untry, and by the
request nf ni-iny friend and patient' he has de
ci ied to v.Bit
At the Harper House,
FRIDAY, SEPT 29th.
Returning every month during the
year, to remain a day.
Pr. Kea has been connected with the largest
hospital in the country, and has no superior ill
diagnosing ad treating iseases and deforma
tiee lie will give S50 for any case lie cannot tell
the disease, and where locate i in live minutes,
lie will reuirn to Rock Inland every month to re
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Treats all enrabie meclicul and surgical dis
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Bright's disease, uUbetes, kidney, liver, blad
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aversion of society, defective memory and sexual
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Syphillis and complications, as gore throat,
fallliuc of the hair, pain in the boues, etc., are
rierfe tlv eradicated witiiout using mercurv or
other iniuri"u drugs Gonorrhoea, gleet, stric
tures and all urinary and kidney troubles speedi
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undertakes no incurable cases, but cures thous
ands given up to die. Remember the date and
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Correspondence sulicitcd and confidential.
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