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Correspondenee solicited from every township
la Kork Island count;.
Iriday, Sept. l.r. 1893.
usuke tne duke or veraua
neither the nawab of ltampur nor the
rajah rajasran nf Kapurthala is likely
to cable over when ho gets home
that he is dend broke and anxious
for a sympathetic fund.
The ameer of Afghanistan has
started a soap factory, and turns out
an ai tide of such remarkable strength
that it will not only clean his re
Tflaikably dirty subjects but remove
the skin on the tir.-t application.
rt t.ii.ism pays better than politics,
they say, and a champion gets more
in a few minntes than a senator's
yearly salary amounts to. And what
is the greater shame, some pugilism
is more honorable than some politics.
The state of (ieorgia is one of the
loopholes by which contagious dis
ease might very easily be admitted
to the United States. It has no state
board of health, and any quarantine
regulations existing are of a purely
TnE new senator from California
ran away from Maine when he was a
boy. He did not imitate Bill Nye,
who was also born in Maine, but who
took his parents by the hand when
he was five years old. and saying,
Parents, this is no place for "us,"
led them out West
A New kind of liar has appeared
on the scene the world's fair liar,
lie always prefaces his remarks with
the question. 'Have you been to
the world's fair?" If you reply in
the negative he knows he is safe, and
then Munchausen Gulliver Esq. be
gins to unfold his tale.
The American knee will soon make
anew an exhibition of its pliancy. An
Austrian archduke is on his way to
this country. He will be astonihed
to find the proud citizens of a re
public tumbling over one another to
touch the hem of his garment. It is
one of their peculiarities.
When economy is the watchword
in every department of a private bus
iness it certainly is galling to see
World's fair managers drawing enor
mous salaries and at the same timo
charging to expense account oriental
luxuries, things never dreamed of
hen paying their own bills.
j.V,as zaaj hare her cyclones and
ier drouths, but there is one sweetly
fiolemn thought comes to the man
who has to pay life insurance out
among the sunflowers, he is never
likely to die by the sinking of a
steam yacht. That is one piase
where Kansas has the edge on New
The divorce secured by a two
months' bride in Superior, Wis., be
cause her spouse refused to scratch
her back sujrgests the necessity of
an amendment to the Wisconsin mar
riage formula so that the masculine
element of the community may know
just what they undartake when en
tering upon the state of matrimony,
flow would -Love, cherifh and
abrade" do for a part of the marriage
The position Russia has taken
in her relations with Germany is
scarcely tenable from a business
point of view. Exporting $147,000,
000 worth of merchandise into Gr
many annually she has practically
but out the German imports, am hunt
ing to only $3'J,05D,0)0. liussiafjema
to have mistaken her own exports for
necessities, but the kaiser does not
bo recognize them and has retaliated
by shutting out Russian imports.
The Alton Democrat savs that
'the name of the next United States
senator from Illinois is Benjamin T.
(.'able, and he hails from Rock Island.
He is the man who did the most to
redeem the state last year from re
publican rule, and he is the man who,
we believe, will be nominated in the
next state ('(invention as the candi
date for senator." "At the present
writing," adds the McDonoujrh Dem
ocrat, "the path of safety and wis
dom seems to lead Inward the Cable
THE republican La Harpe Quill
says: "Congressman Marsh is in fa
vor of the free and unlimited loiua-'e
of silver at a rate of 21 bavin" so
voted last week. He also voted
against the repeal of the Sherman
hill, but stated that if it was n.
pealed, lie would be in favor of the
free coinage of silver without regard
to limit. The colonel seems to be
getting pretty near to the populist
idea and claim his vote represents
the wishes of the majority of his con
stituents, which will be news to
them. Had his one vote delayed the
repeal of the Sherman bill, he would
have heard something from those
constituents that would have caused
him Jto change his mind."
THE WHISTLING GIRL.
Fascinating, Generous, Noble Hearted, So
a Woman's Ai alysia Rons.
A woman who has made a study of the
whistling girl says 1 hat aside from her
assumption of a masculine prerogative,
she is usually a daintyvnd fastidious bit
of femininity, who 1 ses not one iota of
her womanly charm when she puckers
her pretty mouth ai.d whistles a merry
tune. Rather the ro .juish twinkle in her
eye challenges censu re. To a superficial
observer she is bright, jolly, original.
Know her letter, ai d she is frank, hon
est, high spirited, no' le hearted, superior
to the alleged pettini'ss of her sex, and.
should circumstance require, sufficient
ly generous to make wonderful sacrifices
for those she loves, f r. Vicing ardent and
impulsive, she loves warmly. She may
hate, too, with corresponding enthusi
asm, Imt not for lot g, for, leing tender
of heart aud believii g always the best of
humanity, this harsher sentiment finds
no permanent home with her.
Contrary to the g neral opinion, she is
rarely if ever a tunboy,' and if she oc
casionally makes us.' of her ability to at
tract the attention of some delinquent
conductor it is ml- when she is hurry
ing home at dusk and knows that the
friendly darkness will not reveal her se
cret. As she approaches the corner s!m
sees'the coveted car leaving her perhaps
to a long and weary wait upon the side
walk. She glances around to appeal to
some possible small boy. but this conven
ient commodity fails to appear. Stead
ily the car isrecedin ,'. Can shelie blamed
if she for a moment forgets that utility
should weigh li.iit y in her vocal scale':
And at last, when she triumphantly en
ters the car. no on.- would suppose that
those demure lips h id uttered that shrill
and effective signal
Altogether, although inclined to be
willful and relH-llio is at times (and who
admires dull perfection?!, she is a girl
fashioned after a free ideal. Is she to
have her vocal freedom restrained by a
cruel conventionality which forbids her
to enliven her c.w:i home with pretty,
birdlike music, wh le at the same time
it not only tolerate, but often pretends
to admire, the vm ali.-t next door who
seeks to entertain the entire neighl Kir
hood at eventide 1 y a series of wailing
notes and soaring c-escendos? The whis
tling girl abruptly unpuckers her rosy
lips to show her pretty teeth in a dazzling
smile as she flasht s ujKin yon a newer
version of her grandmother's rebuke:
Oirls that whistle ind hens that crow
Make their way v rierever they go.
Xew York Sun.
Extracting Virtue I'rom Refuse.
The great d 'enase in the price of
paper comes frou. the discovery that
nearly everything that grows can be
turned into this Useful article. Cot tot;
stalks, tobacco stalks, the stalks of the
suga;- cane, corn h tsksand sawdust that
used to camler :he ground are now
made into cigarette wrappers, water
pails, car wheels i ml even buildings for
temporary purpost s. The once despised
sawdust can be tis.il in still other ways.
From it can lie extracted alcohol, acids
and dyes. The extraction of dyes from
coal tar and the refuse of refined petro
leum has for a do -.en years lieen one o'
the winders of t ie chemist's art, but
they are not the only things that are ob
tained from coal, and science is con
stantiy widening the list. The slag of
furnace- is now turned into asliestos,
cement, pottery ai.d firebrick, and when
pulverize! becomes a base for paints.
The refuse fr r.i woolen mills, which
has contaminated so many streams, ha.
been found to be valuable .for the oil it
contains, and its e traction will not only
profit the inventor, but do away with a
nuisance. Philadelphia Press.
Valued II in Opinion Highly.
Lawyers as a c ass are often bothered
by friends and acquaintances who in a
purely innocent manner ask their opin
ions on legal tec hnicalities. with never
an idea of paying for the information.
A person of this class received a well
merited rebuke recently from a legal
luminary of this ( ity. Meeting a lawyer,
he drew from hi pocket a s bill and
said: "Give me your opinion or. t'ai
Hot". I it good?"
The lawyer too c it, examined it care
fully and then rendered his decision. "1:
is perfectly good.'' he said, r.nd in a non
chalant way he folded it up and put :t
in hi:; po k"-i.
'And !;. w." sa d theother. "I'll thank
yon f ( r I'.'.r i:ine ."
'Oh. i:o." repli-'d the attorney. "I'll
retain it as my f-e. To gi-. ssdvice i
my j-r'.'f'-siou. a:id I cannot an'ord to
render an iu-poitaut opinion without
pay." Ne-.v York Herald.
Th "K:u if DiunyNins.'
A cunningly co istructed prison cavern,
consisting of a hirge chamber connected
wit!: one of smal.er dimensions, situated
near Syracuse, Italy, has gone into leg
endary history .vith the title of the
"Ear of Diunysi is." The smaller cham
ber wit.-, ttuknow i to tlie prisoners kept
in this underground dungeon, and the
tyrant by whose name it is known had
a habit of secreting himself there to listen
to th.j conversation of the convicts, who
were mostly political offenders. An in
genious device constructed at the small
er end of the larger chamber transmitted
the sounds thro lgh the partition, thus
enabling the suspicious ruler to hear even
the whispered conversations of his "sus
pects." St. Lou s Republic.
The Newly W
fulest thing at
never forgive he
For Their Happiness.
d Edith did the hate
our reception, and I'll
Why, what could it be?
Wed She addressed
ost pitying manner and
Charles in the m
said, "I hope j
way she uttered
ou 11 be happy." The
that word hope" was
irable. Boston Tran-
I'rivate Si'immlng Grounds.
An English woman living near Oxford
has a large lake in the grounds of her
residence, and a she is an expert swim
mer 'she practice s every day. At the end
of the season she gives a series of compe
titions lasting a week.
THE AHQUS. FIUDAV.
Baby's Venomous Cradle Fellow.
The wife of a lumberman named Wil
liamson a few days ago had a novel and
terrifying experience with a rattlesnake.
The Williamsons live in a small cabin
on Lake Caleasien. Mrs. Williamson
had left her 6-months-old baby asleep in
its cradle, near the open door, and was
going about her household business,
when she happened to approach the lit
tle bed to look at her child, and to her
horror saw a line of mottled green and
black nestled close to the form of the
peacefully sleeping little one. The ngly
head was raised and resting on the child's
arm with its eyes keeping drowsy watch
The mother sank nearly fainting on
the floor, but with a parent's bravery
realized that the snake must be dis
lodged at any cost to herself, as at the
first or slightest movement of the babe
the cruel fangs might bo buried in its
flesh. It was necessary also to act with
speed, so, arming herself with a pistol
belonging to her husband, she bent over
the cradle and with one rapid gesture
laid hold of the snake by the end of its
tail and as suddenly gave it a jerk which
landed it on the floor. The creature
made at her with uplifted head, sound
ing its dreadful rattle as it coiled close
to her feet. But, aiming steadily, she
put a ball through its body, and al
though it again tried to attack her she
fired again and airain and succeeded in
killing it. As it died it flung itself upon
her foot and struck the shoe with its
fangs, but it was only the death asrony,
and the blow served only to entangle it
in the tie of the shoe, to which it was
still clinging when her husband reached
her, having heard the shots and run to
her 'assistance. Louisiana Cor. Phila
Cultivation of Tobacco In Germany.
Of late years there has been a constant
diminution of the area under tobacco
cultivation in Germany, aud the indus
try seems to be threatened with extinc
tion. The British consul at Mannheim
in a report ou the subject says that the
public taste demands a better quality of
tobacco than can be produced in the
country, which is therefore becoming
more and more dependent upon foreign
growths. Tobacco, moreover, is an ex
pensive plant to grow, requiring not
only heavy manuring, but much skill
and labor. It is very likely to suffer
from the weather, and even when har
vested, and after the leaves have been
hung up in the barns to dry, the herb
still remains dependent upon the tem
perature and upon proper treatment. In
short, its value depends nion a variety
of factors, and to be remunerative its
cultivation must be rewarded by a good
Whatever the market price, there is
always the excise duty to be paid, and
then there is the competition of the for
eign tobacco which, although often not
very good in quality, is generally very
cheap in spite of the duty upon it For
the cheapest description of cigars, and
for the icasant and workman, German
tobacco would always find a market If
it could bo profitably raised, but this
seems to be almost imriossible without
reducing the excise duty or raising the
import duty. In only 14.733 hec
tares were planted with tobacco, as
against lOSo hectares in aud 22.-
202 hectares, the average of 1S71-9. while
the number of planters has sunk from
l..,200 in r0 and 162.$-tf in ISM to
145.023 in 1SH2.
The Captain Had Seen No I'ire.
The commander of the ?.Iurtha paced
the deck of his steamer, buried in thought
and wrapped in gloom.
"Captain, how about that fire or.
"I have seen no fire, young man."
"But there was a ure on board."
"Young man, I tell you that I have
seen no fire."
Then the captain buried himself in
thought and meditatively stroked his
port whisker. He was right. The fire
unseen had fed itself on the fat of the
coal bunkers for five days. It was smoke
which the captain saw. The Martha ar
rived here from Newcastle on Friday in
ballast. The fire broke out on Aug. C.
Water was pumped into the bunkers
and pumped . out again as fast as it col
lected in the hold. After five days of
this sort of work the fire was extin
guished. The iron vessel was not dam
aged and there was no cargo to be iu
jured. New York Tribune.
The ISicycle For the r.nglUh Army.
The war office has taken the bicycle
into its decided favor, owing to observa
tions made as to its utility during recent
maneuvers. A large number are to be
attached to each battalion. The volun
teer corps of London have long since in
corporated the bicyclist, and when they
turn out aud ride by the side of the corps
they look well. As the colonel, usually
the only mounted man, cannot very well
be dispatched with a message from a
corporal, a bicyclist volunteer comes in
very handy. The regulars, when on for
eign active service, would find a body of
bicyclists amazingly useful, and good
scouting would be done by them. Lon
don Court Journal.
A Letter l'rom Honolulu.
An intelligent lady writing from Hon
olulu to the New York Sun says:
'The queen has only herself to blame
for her downfall. She made more an
nexationists in a-few hours, than there
had ever been before, and by her duplic
ity and self conceit she lost her cause,
and with it all her best friends. Mr.
Nordhoff misstates the facts when he
asserts the contrary. The queen has not
half a dozen of what we call respectable,
liigh principled people to favor her now,
and these are such for outside reasons."
Terpichore In Texan.
The Texas dance is becoming almost
as fatal as the unloaded gun. Nearly
every night on or more of these pleas
tire parties wind up with a tragedy. It
may yet become necessary as a police
precaution to abolish terpsichore and
confine our sultry tempered young peo
ple to prayer meetings and pink teas.
San Antonio Express.
SEPTKniEll 15, 1S93.
I...-. . --- i
Fourth of July.
TThat time our patriot fathers spoke
Tho oath on freedom's altar sworn.
To wear no more the tyrant's yoke.
This mighty nation then was bora.
Tlie thunder of that lofty vow,
'o distant ages soundinj loud,
IIa3 shaken thrones, i shaking now
And shall yet shake till all arc bovred.
The flas of freedom, then unfurled,
Vv'as Laiied by millions fnm afar
The conquering standard of tho world,
Sublime alike in peace r.nd war!
It proudly floats on every eca.
Is houored now ou every chore;
It whispers to th oppressed, "Be free,"
And kindles hopes unknown before.
GcJ of our fathers, since thy hands
Ia Lencdiction Ftrctohed r.bovc,
Hiivo 53 advanced &bovo all loads.
Knit us in amity and love.
Let not this brotherhood of states
i!y vital bonds made firmly one,
Ee overrent by hostile fates.
Or i": atriri.lal rago undone.
But emulous of things that make
The l.i.;h esr.niplc uior;' complete
Tear h nit Ions how their chains to break
And swr sahlimcly to thy feet.
IUtiM r:ited Journalihm In Kngland.
A countryman who has been endeavor
ing to obtain some definite ideas about
the royal wedding functions from tVie
various illustrated papers applies to me
for help and enligl.ttnment. His be
wilderment is natural. He finds in the
first place that we seem to have a new
queen reigning over us. for her majesty's
features in the illustrated paper bear no
resemblance to the authorised portraits
of Queen Victoria. A still more re
markable fact is that in the course of
the festivities her majesty seems to have
continually changed her habiliments.
One of the special artists shows her
with an ermine train. Another repre
sents her with no train r.t all. Another
shows lit r with a crown on her head.
Another appears to have si- n her only
a few minutes later in a bonnet.
One picture represents the queen and
her guests all taking lunch at one table.
Another places them at different tables.
One paper surpasses itself by two views
of the route to the railway station, in
each of which the royal couple are pro
vided with a totally different carriage
and different horses and attendants. I
think I can .explain how these discrep
ancies arise. Probably some of the sjx?
cial artists dispatched to sketch the wed
ding made their sketches at Henley.
Ectfr ard Bet cr.
fi t er than ;:rar. ur. li tu-r Hum .'id.
Et'ttertNanr.inka tlioas.iu.l f.r.l.
Is a hea thy body, a mind at eas .
Aril simple pleasures ihat a'.way ;.ic use.'"
To sv' and keep ahea'tl.y bodx i:s Tt. Vicree"
Golden Medical Discovery, a rt-moly rt i-iued
to no! ouiy cor. all iMst-afs ef the throat, lures
a;.(! rle M. Ir.u weep the rodir in a thou r.nlily
healthy condition. It eradicate" all :iiiuiitie
from l he biooil, and vetrmrs intMi-es'ion snd
dysDepsia. Iliotchc. p''mp!e and . rnptions dis
appear mid-, r its nfe. aid jour mind can he "at
ease" as to vonr health
'Long Life and Good Health"
In Kickapoo Sagwa.
Take Nature's Remedy Now.
All ljs;r-ons -uftVri!ic from the Impiiritip
of I h ;ikmI are Iteudy l'rpyof llpiileiii
ical Maluriul IVvers anil all Forms of
l'rostnitimi. KickiiMM Indian Safrwa
Is Sirest. Itest and Mit Keliablc
lUood Keuiedy Made.
Kiokapoo Indian Siiitwa will rure nil
trouble o:i::iatitir in impure l.loo.l,
s:i!"i'lv, 'itf.niy, pennanentlv. un.l with
economy, lmjuiro bloo.1 is munife-t ill j
Pimple-, lllote':'-. V.oils, Carbuncles,
ruptiotis or Serfs, sul'.ow Skin, Suit
The only way in whieli to alter this state
of things is t (. lean-- the r.loo.l from tilt
Impurities an.l allow a Kit e, t'nolistruete 1
Circulation Through Kvery Vein and Ar
tery' of the Us i ly.
KickapM.i ln.lian Saaivn as n D'inrl-maJ:.
t'7, JVnntl.ciftit'.si- 'j an! JJ'i'-susttiiiiiii'j nicli
eine has clip-oil any llcio-l purifier yet
"Indian nnfhrrinn 7?.-o,'j. TT'-rhs awl Earl.n
J all race in tin; worl l tho In. linns
htanil pre eminent for their linijrevitv anil"
health. Whyisi;:- Listen: If pereiianeo
sickness attacks tiiem. no Poisonous lirujrs
are resorte.i to. notions; but nature is
ronstslteil ninl nature's fjifts appropriated
to their cure. The l.e-t and most reliable
of roots, herbs, barks anil fiutns constitute
their medicines hence the In. linn's noblo
physique, pure blood. liih muscular de
velopment, .-tron:; frame, and sound lunirs.
Scrofula Cured By Sagwa.
VlscIfKTi:n, N. II., Marcn 17. ls'.v:.
For the past i-' years I have been terrihlr
Afflicted with .scrofula, and have tried,
everything there was in the market, bu
could pet no relief. A year aao I pur
chased Mix bottles of the "Kicknpoo Indian
Sai;wa, and by its use was completely
cured, ami the entire tioisoti was elimin
ated from my system, i alwavs keep t
in the house, and my wife and myself both
take it whenever we feel the least bit "run
down." I would rather pay .".iw a bottle
lor Kickapoo Indian Sagwa than to bo
CHARLES D. SEAVER.
SUFFERED FOUR YEARS.
Doctors Powerless-Kickapoo In
dian Sagwa Cures.
Meriokn, X. II.. Dec. 3. 1S9I.
1 have been a constant sufferer from
blood and skin diseases for four vears, an.l
employed the best medical skill obtainable
in this state, besides trvinjr the Itostou
doctors. Kickapoo Indian Sagwa afforded
me more relief in two weeks than al. the
different physicians in four years, and to
uay I am a well man, thanks'to this splen
JOHN 11. MOORE.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa,
node ly the Indian from roott, bark$ and
frb of iheir tnen gathering and curing, ofr.
Minahle of any druggitt, at
$1 per Bottle, Biz Bottles for $5.
& prtwtcTiuN in cocoa yv.,,,,,- -
"BEST AND GOES FARTHEST)- V
SJ PERFECTION IN COCOA
nwriy nigestlblAan y.itrtW Made
J. X. DIXON
And Dealer in Aen's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
INCOhTOKATED L'XDEIt THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
KecK Island, 111.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 3 p. ra.. and Saturday evenings from 7 to 3 o'clock
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposit. Money loaned on Perso- v
lateral or Real Estate security. " c: '
P. L. MITCHELL, Preg"t. F C. DEXKMANX, Vice Fres't. J M; BI FORP ,
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. nenkirann. John Crabanph. Phil Mitchell IIP nn r v.
E. W Hurst, J. M. Bnford, John Volk. "'.-. .it. -.
Jackson & Hckst, Solicitors.
Bes:sn bb.inesg July 8, 1&90, and occupy th sontheaet corner of Mitchell & Lyrde s Em t -
tfEIVERS & ANDER8UN.
CONTRACTORS and BUILUEK
All Kinds oi Carpenter Work Don9.
General Jobbing done on abort notice mnd saiiMac'lon pnaranlced.
0.-w Sion 121 Twelfth Street. ROCK ISLAM.
Established 1SS0 19MS.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by buyiDg your Crockery, Glassware, Cut
lery, Tinware, Woodware, and Brushes, at the Old ai d
Reliable 5 a-?d 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third Ave
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.
R Hudson. M. J. Parker.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS.
AU kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to E:imy
furnished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth dt. Rock Island.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
A" fcind of brass, brocre and aluminum- bronze casting, all ehades and ten.;.-.
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
.-Bor r. Omrr-At l?n First aveixe. resr l erry landing. . RttK l-i.M
J. Mi CHRISTY,
City 'Bus and Express Line
Telephone Rock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or t-xpres?
wagon and you will receive prompt attention.
TIMBERLAKE & SPENCER, Props
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 1124 Fourth avenue. Residence 1119 Fourth avenue.
Plans and specifications furnished on all classes of work; also azect for Willer's Paient.-1-"
is"din Bllcds.something; raw. gtylian and desirable.
ROCK ISLAND ILL
Cor. Michigan Ave. and Monroe St. CHICAGO.
THOROUGH INSTRUCTION. CHEAP BOARDING..
Instantly with tailing wa
water or mili.
231 Twentieth ct
161S Second Avenue, Kock Islaa.i. 1-i
J. MAGEE, Propter W
HilQFJCTOEEB OF BACKERS iS! tlZI
Ask Your Orocer for Them.
SPECIJ LTIES :
".The Ctristy "Otsteb" and Cfcrs T V
T. VT.IKE S GKfc' !
$J TjA-.rBRAll&NvDli A-k7, .-
Vi curt fir At AjftW- t-l , , .; .'-
1 INFALL1BL if Ukto U '',e,-..r, ' -tie-''
K tirtl day s utt. Treatije o l ';
r I F;t puienn. they pvui expf "' ..ti. J
11 u u,s