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ATenue, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
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t!v character, political or religion, mnst hare
real name attacked for publication. No inch
article will be printed over fictitious signatures.
4rjormoni eommunlcations not notired.
Cnmvpondenee solicited from every township
Thursday, September 14, 1S93.
The drouth in central Illinois i
Dit. (J raves' IioiIv has boon sent
oast am! will be interred at Thomp
"Er.EcrKK'iTv," says a Chicago cor
respondent. -is after all the most
striking feature of the srivat show."
It is also tne rao-t striking feature
of nature's great free show in sum
The Turk in New York who can
Bpeak nine languages fluently, but
can neither read nor "write, has found
a good job as interpreter. Surely
tpis is not the unspeakable TurK"
A soi.niF.ij at Benieia. Col., robbed a
jewelry store, his motive being to
get out of a five years' term of service
for I'ncla Sam. He was quite suc
cessful, but he has entered upon an
eight years' term of service for the
state, and wherein he has bettered
himself is a problem for the discon
tented. People who get so nervous that
they -almost fly," if they keep on
may actually do so at no distant
date. An exhibit of designs for fly
ing machines is soon to be made at
the world's fair, and also in Boston.
There are indications that the great
est mechanical problem of the ages is
about to be solved.
As enterprising young man has a
heart that bleeds quite thriftily. As
evidence of its laceration he pos
sesses letters written by a young
woman, and disconsolately sets upon
them the price of if 10. 000. The
young woman offers $150. In an
affair so delicately sentimental a
trifling discrepancy such as this
ought not to lx any bar to speedy
Ut'sMA has announced to oar gov
ernment that she will hold a fruit
culture exhibition at St. Petersburg
next year. Such a show should be
extensively patronized by American
fruit growers. It is unlikely that
the finest fruits can ever lie largely
produced in Kussia, and if our best
are put on exhibition there they will
doubtless secure for u a very valua
We are Ki lu r Than Kver.
It is gratifying to find that so emi
nent a political economist as Edward
Atkinson, of ln.ton. is not anions
the pessimists in the present finan
cial stringency. A short time ago
his eyes, more skilled than the optics
of ordinary men. could seethe dawn
breaking. He prophesied that bet
ter times were coming and his proph
ecy is already in course of fulfill
ment. 'Present conditions." said Mr. At
kinson to a reporter the other day.
-are as far removed from those 'of
17.? a- could be. At that time we
had reached the maximum of our pa
per intlation in respect to prices,
speculation was rife, railroad con
struction had been excessive. There
were all the elements of a commer
cial crisis; iliere were huge evils to
le cured, taking a long period, as it
diil. At present nothing corresponds
to these conditions. The country is
richer than ever.
'Outside of the stock market the
commerce, manufactures and agricul
ture of the country have been pros
perous. There ha- been no excess of
speculation, ltailroad construction
lias l.con In-low tlie requirements of
'The southern hovm had expended
itself two years ago and the south is
better off than it ever was before.
All the conditions were favorable to
a prosperous year, except the danger
growing out of the silver agitation.
"1 ventured, when in Washington
in April, to predict that foreign ex
change would be $1.80 in August and
that we should import all the gold
we needed at that time and subse
quently. With the same assurance
1 now venture to believe that if the
baneful cause of monetary difficulty
is nt once removed by the repeal of
Sherman act. imports will be active
consumption will be in full force and
every branch of industry will be in a
prosperous condition before Jan. 1.'"
"What about the tariff?"
"I'ree wool is already discounted.
I feel well assured that the course of
the committee will give confidence in
judicial legislation; that we sha'l re
cover activity as soon as the Sher
man act is rejwaled. even though the '
tariff question may lie under consid-'
"In one sense the stoppage of
mills, due to other causes, clearing
their storehouses of raw stock, makes
the present, perhaps, the best oppor
tunity that could be given for the
tariff on raw materials, with the cor
responding adjustment of the duties
on finished fabrics, on which even
hiph duties must be for the present
maintained with the view to reve-suc."
DISCIPLINE AND CHARACTER.
ATributnto the Austere 1 raining Which
I'rrdnced a Man tike Tryon. .
To onr minds the chart i of Admiral
Tryon's bearing in the hot r of his fate is
the perfection of the system which for
centuries has bred men capable of his
conduct and his death. They have not
had his opportunity of be ng visible, not
his strangely scenic snr-onndings, not
perhaps the temperament which could
have inspired them to ttat farewell in
the moment of disappearance, but there
Vivo been hundreds of men in the navy,
even in the merchant service, who
would have died as bravely as he did.
It is the tradition of I oth services
not, we think, the order that the high
est in rank on a ship in peril mnst be the
last to quit the vessel; tlu t, as occurred
a few years ago, even a ttowaway, who
is almost a criminal in sailors' eyes, must
take precedence of the c; ptain in secur
ing safety. The origin of the rule is, we
fancy, policy that the st'ite or the own
er be protected by the a ptain's author
ity to the last but it has become an oti
qnette and a pride, and in the records of
hundreds of wrecks you n-ill find few in
which it was ever brok m. "The cap
tain was the last to leave the ship"' is the
end of almost every telegram of marine
In otherwonl.i.iV! iciplii e has continued
for centuries under the pressure of the
same necessities, and t he same ideas, has
extinguished in a class bv no means de
void either of faults or vices, amostna
tural and tempting fort 1 of selfishness
has induced a whole scries of men, many
of them hardly educated, to face a slow
and painful form of derth rather than
fail in the performance of a professional
duty. That is a wonderful result of train
ing, and it is one which Makes those who
see it clearly doubt whether the modern
world is altogether in th ? right path.
The old ideal for th' formation of
character was discipline, hardship, pres
sure, alike from the law ind from teach
ers and from opinion, and it certainly
produced many of the virtues, especially
that one of obedience, which the world
everywhere but on shipboard where
there are few unrealities and men carry
their lives in their hands has taken to
despising. The mgdera idea is that dis
cipline even for children is an oppressive
thing; that it tnrns men into machines,
and it quenches individuality that it is.
in short, unpleasant, waereas pleasant-
uess is ine enu or lire.
We see the result of t ie change in the
disappearance of many forms of oppres
sion, and a lichter BtrnosTirior for t.t.
to move in, and we seo it also in the
slow disappearance of :nany noble ele
ments in character. Trio old
working with good material, produces
as its perfect result Admiral Tryon. The
new. workinc also on the riirht mnri:i1
produces the British agi rat or.
.Admiral lryon was no doubt a brave
man ami gentleman wi.hout help from
the senice or its traditions, but the
service had annealed 1 is character into
what it was. something for n nnti.in t.-
be prond of. which woild hardly have
Deen exmoited or nave existed amid the
indiscipline and softness of civil life.
When one hears of suc i a man so meet
ing such ar. end. it is diffirnlr not-
doubt whether liberty as now inter
preted is such a perfectly good thing:
whether instant obedit nee to eommnTnl
is not better training; whether pressure
irom ail sides, lrom service rules, opin
ion and hardshirt totreti er. does not wel.l
men into something worthier of the as
pirahons which, while men have con
sciences, they never m.ite tret rid of.
Canto In a Hoi.tblark.
The idea of caste and class extends
even to the bootblac king fraternity.
This is illustrated bv a recent occurrence
in Broad street.
An Irish shoe nolish.T has n st.mrl i,i
front of Delinonico's oil rfanntit Vrvt-
long since he entered a broker's office to
renaer proiessioual services, in Ins ab
sence a dandv vonmr neirro seated him
self in the chair and awaited his rctnm.
When the bootblac';
on the scene, lie was horrified. As he
approached his stand the negro said.
"Shine 'em r.p, pleas?, and be quick
"Not if I know inr self ." reiilied thp
bootblack, with an oath. '-Get out of
that chair." he continued. -Tt's 1im,1
enough for ine to be shining boots all
me me. out 1 ve got this to say I never
shined shoes but for o le of my own col
or.' . ew ork Hera d.
Point About Needles.
The great sail needle, which has to be
pushed with a steel p.ilm. would puzzle
most iieople: so. too, ihe broommaker's
needle, which must also be pushed with
a steel palm. Th cu ions knitting ma
chine needle, with us latchet; thearra
sene and crewel need.es. and the needle
for shirring machines: the weaver's pin
for picking up broker threads, with an
open eye in the hoo!:. The needle, as
we see it today, is th-? evolved product
of centuries of invent: on. In its primi
tive form it was made of bone, ivory or
wood. The making .f Spanish needles
was introduced into England during the
neign of Queen Eli::aix?tli. Point by
point the manufacture has improved.
L. G. V ance in Ladies' Home Journal.
The Christian Name.
The term "Christian name" is used in
England and America only. "Baptismal
name" is used in other countries. Th
terms seems to have 1 een used first after
the reformation, wh n Biblical names
were used as a reactic n against the use
of the saints' names i:i the calendar. It
is evident that all Bil lical names are nt
Christian, but the reaction went so far
as to consider every tl ing in the Bible as
Christian and everytl ing not in the Bi
ble as pagan or certainlynonchristian.
New York Evening Son.
Not Worth Sarins;.
Mike (going down a ladder) Herald
on, Pat. Don't yez come on the ladder
till O'im down. It's onld and cracked.
Pat (getting on) Arm, be aisy. It
would sarve th boss rtght to have to buy
a nWne. New York Weekly.
OLD WINTERS ON THE FARM.
I've jest About decided
It'd keep a town boy hoppin
Fer to work all winter choppin
Fer a old fireplace, like I did.
Laws! Them old times was contrairy
Blame backbone o' winter, 'peared like
Wouldn't break, and 1 was skeeredliks
Clean on into Feb'uary.
Not li in ever made mo madder
Than fer pap to stomp in. laj-in
On a extra forestick, sayin,
"Gronn'hog's ont and seed his shadder."
James Whitcomb Riley.
'Waste That Is Now Valuable.
A generation ago there was hardly a
mill of any kind that was not troubled
with a heap of rnbbish or waste material
that it did not know what to do w?th.
Silk manufacturers saw the rise of this
heap with annoyance, and they took it as
a favor if any one would cart it away and
use it as a fertilizer. An English in
ventor guessed at the possibilities in
this pile of refuse and set about invent
ing machinery to utilize it. Today, as a
result of his foresight and genius, 5,000
persons are employed in making the
finest silk plushes, ribbons and velvets
from the refuse piles of silk mills, and
the inventor has grown rich.
The cottonseed oil industry is a bet
ter known illustration of economizing
waste, but tl'e dimensions to which the
industry has grown are not so generally
known. Tlu? annual product in oil,
caki lint arid hulls from cotton seed,
which a generation :ij-o was allowed to
rot, is $-2T.MKi.ooi,-Hjid it could be made
greater if there was a market for the
product. Philadelphia Press.
The Arab's Donkey.
One sees Arabs coming into Constan
tinople with a donkey load of wood,
which they sell for francs. They have
come 25 miles with it, sell it, and next
day ride tlio donkey back. As a meal
costs them but 2 cents, the wood
nothing, and the donkey does all the
work, what seems a small profit is really
a good one. And who is it that earns it?
All saddle beasts in the east go what
our Auglomaniacs call artificial" gaits;
in fact, three-fourths of all the animals
in the world do so. Mr.lej which are
ridden always '-sidle" or amble, all don
keys rnuiiing-Wiiik, rack or amble. But
nowhere except in or.r sonthem states
have these gaits leen studied as an art,
improved on and bred from. Colonel
T. A. Dodgo in Harper's.
Marrying For Tity.
A fair maiden who had weathered the
blasts of some IK summers was in
formed by a booby that unless she mar
ried him he would blow the top of his
head oft". It's a pity she didn't let him
doit. Heads of that kind ought to be
Mown off every time. That is what
they are for. But Desdemona pitied
Othello, and this fair maiden pitied her
lover and went to the parson's with him.
That was only a month ago, and now if
he wants to kill himself she will present
him with the best silver mounted pistol
in the market.
Marriage is a solemn contract, and it
is lietter to think twice bef ore signing it.
Xew York Tele-n am.
Two men became engaged in a fight
in the street. Instantly their hats went
off and rolled in the dust. One of the
men was entirely bald, and the other
had a thick head of hair. The bald man
seized the other by the hair and began
to drag him about.
"Stop him!" cried a bystan.ler.
"Why should you stop him?" asked
another. "He's only practicing the gold
"The golden rule? What do you mwii?"
"Why, he's doing to the other man
what he wishes to goodness the other
man might Ihs able to do to him!"
Lady of the Hause Aren't you asham
ed of yourself a great, strong man like
you to be idling your time away?
Transient Individual Ah. mum, but
you forget the business depression.
Lady of the House Bother the busi
ness depression! To my knowledge yon
haven't done r. stroke of work for years.
Transient Individual Of course. I
was merely anticipating the panic, you
know getting used to loafing so I
shouldn't mind it when there was no
work to le had. Boston Transcript.
Good Enonjjh For a Iteast.
A droll little story is told of Mr. W.
S. Gilbert. He put up his horse one day
at a small country inn. on the signboard
of which was painted conspicuously the
notice. "Entertainment for man and
beast." W hen his lunch was brought,
he looked dissatisfied, and surprised the
waiter by saying, "This is all very well
so far, but where is the entertainment
for the man?" London Tit-Bits.
His Way af Settling; Debts.
While I was reading the London pa
pers in a comfortable chair at the Colo
nial clnb not long since two studious
looking visitors went by. One said to
the other: "Yes, he's a good fellow, but
so eternally mysterious, though syste
matic, yet unreliable. Take the way he
settles his bills, for instance, just like
clockwork tick, tick, tick." Clnb.
The sun and the earth are both prac
tically spherical in shaie, and the earth
is evidently only a small, cooled off or
frozen sun. The sun has a shell of glow
ing metallic clouds; the earth has a shell
of solid opaque rocks and metals.
The telephone was first practically
used in England in 1870, when over 115
miles of wire existed between London
and Norwich, but no telephone exchange
was established until 1879, when 10 of
fices were established.
In the jewel house of the Tower of
London there is a book bound through
out in gold, even to the wires of the
hinges. Its clasp is two rubies set at op
posite ends of f onr golden links.
The work performed by the nomas
heart each 24 hours is equal to the lift
ing of 129 tons to a height of one foot in
the same length of time.
A V. EPTEMBEl 14.
t ' '
Spoiling the Administration Building.
The beauty of the Administration
bnilding rotunda is being marred slowly
but surely. First came a guidebook
stand: then cigar and tobacco showcases
obtained a footing, and last, but not
least, is the alleged model of the
treasury building at Washington, which
is being cons' ructed of pine, bine cheese
cloth and Columbian half dollars.
The wooden base on which the coins
are being glued is extremely inartistic
itself, but the man who made it evident
ly failed to take into consideration the
size of the half dollars, and the coins are
being cut into all sorts of sliapes and de
faced in every conceivable manner to
make them fit and hide the lumber.
There are 340 wyidows in the thing,
and each window represents at least five
mutilated coins, entailing a lass of $1,-
iw. lo make all the edges and corners
of the porticoes, verandas and cornices
straight will necessitate the spoiling of
,ooo more coins.
The whole thing, from the coarse iron
fence to the tin window frames, is an
eyesore, and none is quicker to recog
nize this fact than the visitors from the
country, fur whose delectation the thing
is bt ing built. Chicago Tribune.
The i:rer!a-.tint: "Why."
There is au ocean of the unfathomable
in every raindrop, and God says today as
he sri J in the time of Job. "If you can
not understand o:ie drop of rain, do not
be surprised if my dealings with youiire
inexplicable." Why does that aged man,
decrepit, beggared, vicious, sick of the
world and the world sick of him, live
on, while hero is a man in midlife, con
secrated to God, hardworking, useful in
every resr.ect, who dies? Whv does that
I old gossip, gadding along the street
..uviu eeryuouy s iiusmess Out nor own,
have such good health, while tbo Chris
tian neither with a flock of little ones
about her whom she is preparing for use
fulness and for heaven the mother who
you think could not v spared an hour
from that household why does sho lie
down and die with a cancer? Why does
that km. selfish to the core, go on
adding fortune to fortune, consuming
everything on himself, continue to pros
per, while that man who has been giving
10 per cent of all his income to God and
the church goes into bankruptcy? Be
fore we make stark fools of ourselves let
us stop pressing this everlasting 'win-."
Dr. Talmage in Ladies' Hoiae Journal.
Betfr and Bet er.
T. fer than ".'raiickur. b ttcr than sSil,
Bnter than rink a thou:in l fold.
If a healthy lody, a mind at case.
Ar.d simp'.e plcasircs that a'. ayt p!cae."
To set and keep ahea'tLj: tody use Tr. Pli-rce"
Golden Medical Discovery, n renu dy designed
to not only cere all dieaes of the throat, lung
and hct, hut ueep the body in a thoroughly
healthy condition. It eradicate nil ;mpnritie
from the blood, and verccme ingestion and
dysncpsia. I'.iotche?, pimples and t ruption dis
appear under it? u?c, ar.d jor.r mind can he "at
eae" as to yonr health
"Long Life and Good Health"
In Kickapoo Sagwa.
Take Nature's Remedy Now.
All lVrson SurTorins from the Impnrities
or the l:lool are Heady lrey of Epidem
ical M:iluri:il vtra and nil Forms of
1'rostrat itn. KickniKto Indian Sajrrwa
i the Safest. IWst and Most Kcliahle
r.lmul liomody Made.
Kicljflpoo Indinn S:i;jwa wi',1 cure all
troubles original ins in impure blood,
safely, speedily, permanently, ami with
economy. Impuro blood is manifest in
l'imples, 1'loU'hes, ll.iils, t'arhtmclcs,
Iruptions or oro. Sallow Skiti, Salt
The only way in -which to alter this state
of things is to Cleanse tho lilood from nil
Impurities and allow n Free, t'nolistructed
Circulation Through Kvery Vein and Ar
tery of the ltody.
Kickapoo Indian Sacwn as a IaOf.innl--iitg,
r,lHl-rtr.i:9tnri antt Lif?-nis:taiiiinj modi,
cine has eclipsed any blood purifier yet
t 4! rt'k .
Indiana OniJiTinp Hints, TTr) a ml Earls
J'r Jii't;u;ioo ndUill Sitiitra."
of all races in the world the Indians
stand pre-eminent for their longevitv and
health. Why is it Listen 1 If perchance
sickness attacks them, no roi-onmisl'rujt
are resorted to, nothinir but nature i
emulted and nature's gifts appropriated
to their cure- The best ami most reliable
of roots, herbs, barks and gum- constitute
tiietr medicines hence the Indian's noble
physiune, pure blood, liinh muscular de
velopment, strong-frame, and soundlunsrs.
Scrofula Cured By Sagwa.
Wijh-hksteu, X. II., March 17, 1W.
T'or the liti years I have been terriblr
afflicted with Scrofula, and have tried
everything there was in the market, bu
could get no relief. A rear airo I pur
chased six bottles of the "Kickapoo Indian
Sagwa, and by its use was completely
cured, amhthe entire poison was elimin
ated from my system. I nlwavs keep t
in the house, and mv wife and tiivseif both
take it -whenever we feel the least bit "run
down." I would rather par a bottle
tor Kickapoo Indian Sag'wa than to bo
CHARLES I. SEAVER.
SUFFERED FOUR YEARS.
Doctors Powerless-Kickapoo In
dian Sagwa Cures.
MF.RII.N, X. H.. Pec. 3, l.v;.
I have been a constant sufferer from
Mood and skin diseases forfonryears.an.l
employed the best medical skill obtainable
in this state, besides trving the Hoton
doctors. Kickapoo Indian Sagwa afforded
me more relief in two weeks than al, the
different physicians in four vpars, and to
jay 1 am a well man, thanks to this splen
JOHX H. MOORE.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa,
node bp the Jnduint from not, barnt and
terbt othar oim gathering and etirtng, t oo
tainable of any druggut, at
$1 per Bottle, Six Bottles for $5.
-1 : ?.'3SV
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
INCORPORATED I'XDER THE STATE LAW.
Rock Island Savings Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m., and Saturday evening from 7 to 8 o'clock
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Persor,-
lateralor Real Estate security. UI" cc '
P. L. MITCHELL, Treg't. F C. DEXKMAXX, Vice Pres't. J M. EUFORI) , ...
mnrcTons: " ' ' l"
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. nerkrrann, John Crnhsuch. Phil Mitchell II P lin'i t
E. W Hurst, .1. M. Btiford, John Volk.' ' '"
Jacksos & IIukst, Solicitors.
Began business Jnly 8,fc, and occupy the southeast corner of Mitchell 4 Ljr.oVs . :
Telewaone 1098. 231 Twentieth sr.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDER:
All Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
Genera! Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Offio and S2un ?21 Twelfth Strcwt. ROCK ISLAND
KstahUfhed 1SS0 18H3.
ALWAYS IHE CHEAPEST.
Save ruoiiv by buj-irg yonr Crockery, Glassvaie, Cu--lery,
Tinware, Woodware. nd Brushes, at the Old ai d
Reliable 5 arf 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third .vt
Manufacturer of a'.l kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gent-' Fine Shoes a Spec ialty. repairing done neatly and promptly.
A f hare of Tour patronage respectfully solicited.
1613 Second Avenue, Hock Inland. II
R i. Hudson.
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
Ml kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimates
furnished when desired.
8hop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth st. Rock Island.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
A!' tnds of brasa, bronae and aluminum bronre casting, all shade, and ten,- e-t X, ,
a speemty of bras? metal pattern and artistic work.
Saor ,m Drru r-AtlMlFlrs, t rxe. t efir lrr, lrrfef, . KCCK !:..M
J. WAGER, Proprietor
J. Mk CHRISTY,
City 'Bus and Express Line.
Telephor.v Kocb. Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or espr-?
wagon and you will receive prompt attention.
TIM3ERLAKE & SPENCER. Prop?
CJ. W. SCHREI1MER,
Contractor and Builder.
11-1 lis; Fourth avenue. Residence 1119 Fourth avetne.
Plar. ar.d speciflcatiors furniphed on all classes of work: also azert for Wi:ic- Patentee
!o!B B1U ds,comething r.w. stylau and ces:rafcle
ROCK ILASD ILL
Washes everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRP AVE.
A. M. & L. 0 J.a PARKER,
Telephone No. 1214
M. J. Pakkk.
StlMFETBEEi Cf CFJCKEI til
A?k Your Grocer for Them .
The Christy "OTsrrR" ar.d Ctrify
235 Wis. Street
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