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111K AltGUS. MOXDAV. EPTEMKEK 18, 1803.
Published Dally and Weekly at 16M Second
Arenas, Rock Hland, III.
4. W. Potter.
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Monday. September 1. 1893.
Empekok William of Germany
thinks that Prig-land could not whip
the I'nitcd States. This is a fact,
but William is late in finding: it out.
We felt sure of this as long; ago as
The man who makes $100,000 by
writing a popular song gets his name
in all the papers to excite our envy,
but we never read much about the
100,000 men who write songs that I
are not popular and never make a '
Tai.kim; ntiDiit h;c ball. Anson 1
thinks that the Hustons have played,
so loii together as to materially help
them to the championship. He should
so thought, says the St Louis
llepiildie. vln-n he had a champion j
team, instead of disrupting it
by the sale of important players. 1
The Tariff. .
rbic.ii!0 Pest I
We have at length from the chair-;
man of the ways and mean commit-,
tee a -definite announcement of the
program of that hody in respect of the j
taking of testimony on the tariff'
question and the preparation of a'
new tariff Mil. Mr. WjNou declares'
"that tlie heni"iiis now in progress'
w ill positively he brought to an end t
next week on the 20th inst. This,
in pite of the importunate demand'
from various quarters that the agony!
prolonged. The committee owes
it to the country to turn a deaf ear
to those demands. N"o good can
come from a prolongation of these,
hearings. The testimony of tariiT(
experts is like the testimony of mot
experts it can be made to tit any I
side of ri'.y case. Kaeh wituess isj
eager to testify, not for the benefit
of the people, hut in t lie interest of!
the particular industry w inch lie
represents. He finds no difficulty in
making a good case, from his own
point of view: the "fact-' and lig
ures are a!! of his own making: his
methods of reasoning are hi? own.
Jiut out of such a conllicting choVus
comes only confusion for a commit
tee. It ought all to lc stopped.
The industrial interests of the
country demand prompt action. It
is the suspense that kilU. Anticipa
ting a re ision of the tariff, nianii
facturer and merchants have shajx d
their future for changed conditions.
They have stopped ordering for fu
ture account. They are hugging the
the shore of present necessity. Mich
lias been their course now f ;r months
hack, and the result is that they are
now in better condition to meet new
schedules, even though they were
considered hostile schedules, than
ever before in the recent history of
Hence the wisdom of Mr. Wilson's
determination to push the tariff
question to an issue forthwith. His
party platform commands it: no less
tines the industrial condition of the
Vt liy .r.. Old.
1 find that if old people are put Vn a
good meat diet ill th- v:iy of strong
Boup, beef tea nnd animal food, and only
just sufficient farinaceous food and fats
and sutrar to maintain riie heat of the
IhkIv. they increase wonderfully in en
ersry nnd. as they often express it.feel
20 years younger. This is only natural;
it i a fool of energy the food that
builds np muscle, nerve aud constitu
The requirements of the pystrtn in old
ago ns n rule nre not great, aud more
harm is done by taking too much food
than by taking too little. I have known
people considerably over 7o to derive the
greatest benefit from a thorough change
in diet. It seems to rejuvenate them.
Of course in old age care should lie taken
that the body is not subjected to rapid
changes of temperature. When the ner
vous power is decreasing as the result
of ngeand the system is losing its power
of combating cold nnd strain upon its
energy, a stimulating diet invigorates
and is conducive to maintaining consti
tutional stamina better than any other.
Any natural death but from old age
nnd general decay is an accidental death
that is, it is clue to causes which might,
and even perhaps could, have been en
tirely avoided and remedied in earlier
years. Gentleman's Magazine.
A ItMuijuet In tlie Hank of Cnclud.
Some favored guests took tea the othei
day with the oldest lady in London.
Some American readers may not know
that the -Old Lady of Tlireadneedle
Street" is the accepted English name for
the great Bank of England, but so it is.
The governor of the bank lives in the
building, and the other evening his wife
gave a reception. There is a qniet little
garden within the bank. It was once a
burying ground, but on the evening in
question was gay with fountains, flow
era and illuminations. It is said that
some of the guests rather anticipated
finding decorations of red tape and
menu with back note sandwiches and
jars of golden ingots instead of sweet
meats. London Letter.
BetrUatlon Strikes Down Through the
Heels of a Mule.
At 8 o'clock the i advance picket, whose
station has been in the woods under a great
beech tree during the day, is moved to the
left a hundred feet, 'There he has the cover
of the bushes. Tht re are bushwhackers
and guerillas about and they do not hesi
tate at assassinatk n. It is 10 o'clock
when the relief guard begins its round and
10 minutes later bef re I relieve the man
on post Xo. 9. As we change places he
whispers to me:
"Look out to the south! I have felt
pretty sure for the la -it quarter of an hour
that some one was creeping about in search
It ia a starlight right, but with heavy
masses of dark gray clouds driving across
the sky, and now an then comes a gust of
wind which bends the tree tops and rattles
down the dead limbs aud dying leaves. It
would be a nervous night for one in a great
city, while the farruer is wakeful as the
stronger gusts shake the house and whisk
away the shingles in want of a nail. Here
in the woods, with enemies on every side
but the north eneni ;es who will not come
with shouts and iu battle line, but creep
ing and crawling like panthers one feels a
chill at every gust, a id his henrt leaps into
his mouth at the fall of n branch.
Hist! It is a long half hour since the
tramp of the relief guard died away. My
ear has become ac ustomed to all the
sounds created by th-; wind, and I start as
this new and strange sound reaches me.
Most of the leaves nave fallen from tree
and bush, and the s ainpi-ring of a mouse
can be beard yards away. This sound is
more like a footfa 1 like the cautious
tread of a man patting the hazel bushes
and advancing step I y Hep. Now he stops
to listen! Now be cx mes on again. Now I
catch the breaking o:' twigs under his feet.
Now he strikes a s-;ot from which the
wind has cleared everything. When the
gusts come, they tin w ti the noise. When
the wind dies out to low sighing among
the branches, 1 can catch almost every fool
fall. I saw pigs iu these woods the other
day, but pigs do not roam about at night.
There are opossums and toons, but they
could not crush tw gs under their feet.
A horse or mule stra.'ed from camp? If so,
why so much cautioi ? One of our scouts
or spies returimig? A so, he would boldly
advance, knowing tl.atbe would, be chal
lenged before being red upon.
It is a man movirg from east to west
across my front from the tree to some
point I know hot. It can only be an
enemy, and that enemy seeks to do mur
der. IJe may have b-n an hour creeping
through the forest tc the tree under which
he had sonic-how learned:" the picket stood
during the dny. He foipid the spot vacant.
He knows the post h us Ix-en shifted to tlie
rijgjbt or left, aud he is searching for it. T
lavg caught he founds 6f "Lis approach,
and yet he has moved with the utmost care.
But for the warning of the man I relieved
I might have been thinking of home or
catching a wink of s eep and heard nothing
but the dismal wiud-i. Step!- Step! Step!
A chill goes over tin at each step. War
means ki'.l, but here is a skulking assassin
working under cov ,-r of night, with no
greater motive than robbery and revenge.
If I challenge him. I must reveal my po
sition, and he w ill erhaps rush upon ire.
If I Gre in his direct ion at random, the re
serve picket will be aroused, and I will be
reprimanded and riciculed. I drop to my
knees and noiselessly draw back the ham
mer of my musket. Step! step! step!
Now he is just op tosite and only 10 feet
away, and I can make out the black figure
among the bushes. Now he has passed;
now his footsteps are dying uway. I draw
a long breath of relit f. I have escaped him.
and I have not had t take his life to pro
tect my own. The f fling is one of glad re
lief. Hark! It isn't five minutes since I lost
his footfalls, but now 1 eatc'u them again.
The fiend is beating up the cover with a
grim determination to score a victim 1h-
fore he is through. This time he must find
me. He is coming m in a straight line,
and in his impatient e he is not as cautious
as before. I will I ot challenge him. but
fire the instant I can make him out. With
mtisket to my face i nd linger on the trig
ger I am waiting, when a gun is discharged
back at the reserve. A loose mule knocked
over a stack of mtis;ets. and one of them
was discharged. With the report comes a
fall, a curse, a groan. The sounds are
scarcely Ho feet awar. There are no more
footfalls. I wait ai.d listen, but only the
sounds created by tl e winds reach my ears.
It seems un age liefo-e the relief conies up.
I tell my story, aud we push throuch the
bushes and find a dt ad mau-ong haired,
ragged and wolfish a typical bushwacker.
Clinched in his right hand is a murderous
knife; iu his left a s lotgun. From the re
serve the bullet fou id its way over bushes
and between trees tostrike him in the heart
and lay him low as he hunted for a victim.
I never liked pet tame leopards, and I
will only warn yoang officers in India
against keeping tht tn as pets. They may
he very well liehave 1 to their owu master,
but when a visitor c mics to call, not know
ing anything about the existence of a leop
ard in the house, it is very unpleasant to
him to find a huge I east coming sniffing up
to him and raising its head as if to lick his
face. The visitor is probably seated in the
darkened drawing room, and the servant
who introduced bin has gone off to call his
I remember an e: ceediugly bad quarter
of au hour that I spent iu a certain sut .li
tem's bungalow wi ,h a strange leopard as
my only companion, for the native servant
did not come back to the drawing room, as
he had a holy horror of the leopard on his
own account. When at last my young
friend appeared hec mid hardly lielieve that
any one could be af -aid of such a harmless,
playful animal as 1 is leopard. I thought
otherwise and did not repeat my call. l!e
fore the end of a month this leopard bit his
own master of course in play, but the
warning was take l, and the master bad
the skull and skin 'err handsomely set up
as a souvenir of hW old pet. C.I. Buck
land in Longman's Magazine.
Growth of Cigarette Smoking.
It is astonishing to what extent the cig
arette smoking habit has grown in this
country during the last 15 years. Its in
troduction was made by the youths of the
more wealthy classt s in the early seventies.
At that time, as e,-ery college man of the
period will reniem er, there were no cig
arettes made here, the ouly manufactured
ones pn sale being the Cuban, which were
composed of clippings wrapped in paper of
the thickness of carpet lining.
The college man of that time will also
bring to mind the f ict that when he first
began to smoke cig; irettes he rolled them
out of "Lone Jack" tobacco and wrappers
of what was termed pure rice paper.
Toward the close ol the seventies cigarette
smoking had becon e so popular that their
manufacture was extensively entered upon,
"Old Judge" being we believe, the first of
the ready made kind to gain public ap
proval. Brooklyn Life.
One on Kernell.
In St. Paul the other evening John Ker
nell, the Irish comedian, was accosted by a
grimy looking gentleman who asked him
for 2 cents.
"You have a wife and four children, I
suppose?" said Kernell.
"No, sir, and I don't want a drink. I'm
hungry, but that's not what makes me beg.
I want to raise money enough to go and
see John Kernell in 'The Hustler' tonight.
I'd go without a dinner any day to see that
fellow on the stage."
"Oh, then, 1 can fix you," said the come
dian delightedly, and he promptly signed
and gave to the man a parquet jiass.
Ten minutes later Kernell went into a sa
loon, which he had mistaken for an ice
creamery, aud there he saw his seedy ad
mirer filling a glass to the brim with
"I wonder where that tramp got his
money?" said Kernell to the bartender.
"He just now sold a theater pass for 50
cents," was the reply.
Mr. Kernell mused awhile. New York
Pcrhp Ternyoi has written nothing whic'i
ap.H-als to the hear s of all who. read h pmt
more than the 1 no or 'Too Late.-' The tuirJ-Si
of the ad refrain comt s hom-wilh teliiiht force
fo the hearts of those who have lost friends I y
tint dread tiis ase- con-on ption. They rt aiiz,
too late,"' the result of ne; ect. Thej ftel ttitt
the ncHr one mifji.t have been s ved if they bad
heeded ih i warning of the hacking cin.L'h, the
palli 1 chect. and alcrnin; vyvtem. They feel
this a'l the nio-e keenly because they see oMiers
being rescued fr m the grasp of the tlest oyer,
and they think what if rating a her might have
raved their loved ne When the first signal of
danger i ?een. take steps to ave-t lhe citastro
phe. I'e wise in time. Pr. Piercc'e tkiiden Mcd-li-al
lisovry w .1! drhe 4 way rsnotmiption . To
not wa t until too late befoie putlii g is wonder
ful i ft! acy to lhe Icjt. It tucceeda where oilier
renndit !, fail.
Fits All tits stopped free bv. r
Kline's Great Xene Restorer. No
tits after the first day's use. Marvel
ous cures. Treaise'and trial hot
tie free to ft cases. Semi to l)r
Kline, 931 Arch street. Philadelphia
Pa For sale by si! dniirijists: call
A Reliable Druggist's Opin
ion of Kickapoo Indian -Remedies.
Every Chemist, Every Botanist and every
physician who is unprejudiced recognizes
in the Kickapoo Indian Remedies rare and
valuable qualities not possible to be found
in any others.
They also recognize tlie fact that the In
dians by their life, training and natural
know-ledge, secure the very choicest kind of
roots, barks und herbs, gathered at the
right season and properly prepared to pre
serve their medicinal virtues.
Xo class of people in the world can conu
pete witii the Indians in this particular.
That is why Kickapoo Indian Sagwa and
the other Kickapoo Indian Eeniedies al
ways give such satisfactory results.
M. o. Moitrv, Eat DorciASi, Mass.
Mr. M. . Morev. Dispensing Diarttmcist.
F.ust Douglass, 'Mass., is a well-known
ilructrist and a chemist of liiuli sMndinsr.
t'nder tlnte of icbruary It', liuS, Sir.
"It gives me pleasure to Indorse
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa, not only from
observation, but from my own per
sonal use, and I always take pleasure
in recommending the Kickapoo Indian
Remedies to my customers, particularly
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa, which, to my
personal knowledge, has proven very
beneficial to several people in this
town who have suffered with blood
disorders. Sagwa has certainly
performed some wonderful cures
The Kickapoo Indian Remedies de
serve the widest recognition and the
fullest confidence. The safety
guaranteed in the use of this remedy
alone is sufficient to commend them to
all thoughtful people."
When your Blood is bad nnd vour skin
tells the tale by Blotches nnd Eruptions;
when your Liver isout of or.ler.your Storu.
ncu not performing its Duties, und n Dull,
Heavy, Lnneuid Keeling gives you Warn
ing do not defer. Kespomt to this sngnal of
Assistance From Niiture.
Drive these bad feelings out of your
pvstem before o long speil of sickness
liinkea von Its victim.
Kiekiipoo Indian Sngwai-' the best reme
dy for vou to use, because it never fails to
benefit at once and restores health, strength
and vigor to- the debilitated if its use is
followed. Best of nil, you tire not tilling
vour svstem with Iodide of Potassium,
Arsenic, Strvchniuc or Bismuth.
You do not have to take tiny pills with
this remedy to relieve yourself of the ac
cumulation of minerals f roni it use.
Kickapoo Indian newn restores the
stomuch. liver nnd kidnevato a condition
of perfect health and when these organs
nra henlttiy they need no medicine to make
them perform their duties.
mnde bit the. Indian frnm Ho-itu, lirks and
Herbs of their oini rjatheriiift and curhiff. 77ic
araudeit Lit er, Stvnuich and Jllond Heiiorater
known. Alt druvgMs. 91 per bottle; C for f j.
A new and Complete Treatment, const-iing of
finppooitnriee. Ointment in Cap-op, also in Box
and Ptila; A Hoitive Cure for Externa). Blini ot
Bleetling Itcriine, Chronic. Keci-ie or Hereiiitir
Pile. Ff.jiai.f. weaknesses and mt.n o'taer dli-
e℘ it ip alwayt a great benefit to the genera
neaitn. t ne tirifi discovery ot a memcai cure ren
dering an oi-raiion with the knife utrecean
hereafter. This Kt mefly b never tweti knows
to full. It per box. S for Sft: sent t mall. Why
anffcr from this terriaole dieeare when a written
ponratjiea is poritily given with bottles, to re
fund the money if not cured. SeDd nanip for
tree aam!e. unaraciee WPsrC by our ainsut.
Is it Gradually Growing Duller?
Catarrh Causes it Stop
Mr. Peterson's ease illustrates the
danger of alloTving these troubles to
run on, anil should be carefullv read
A very lare 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 bv the
physicians of the Scott Medical In
stitute have been in the restoration
of hearinp; lost or dulled from ca
tarrhal exte nion. It is follv to wait
for a trouble like this to ret well it
self. It don"t iret well, but ahvavs
p;ets worse, until fretj uentlv the hear
ing is entirely destroyed". A thor
ough course of treatment with a ca
pable specialUt, who roes riht at
the cause of the trouble ami remove
it, is the only hope.
Dr. Wilson and his medical asso
ciates cure all cases of deafness
caused by catarrh.
DeiiliiesH and liiiiuins Noises.
S. A. PETERSON".
Andoer, 111 .
. Mr. Peterson ay he is i-u-r-o-d,
and as well as he ever was. Dr.
Wilson says he is c-u-r-e-d. Write
ami ask Mr. Peterson if it is not so.
To tlie ruld'c.
Dr. Wilson has repnried a ca:-e
like the foreptdnp, each week or two,
for the pa:-l three years in the tri
city papers. In the cae of Mr.
Peterson. Dr. Wilson would s-fate, he
lias lived in Hock Island count v for
over ;i years. He is din-dor of a
lire insurance company, r.nd is also
connected with the management of
Aupustana college. Is he a man to
be relied on? Let the public judpe
Within the pa-t three months Dr.
Wilson has pi; bli.-lied the statements
and pictures of a number of minis
ters who say tt mler their own signa
tures that they have been c-u-r-e-d
at the Ncott M'edical Iii-titute. Can
they be relied on as telling t ke t rut h ?
Let the public jutle.
Dr. Wilson has noticed u senseless
tirade against him by a y nun;' firm
try inir to do huines in the tri-cities.
Some three weeks airo Dr. Wilson in
serted in the papers a statement to the
effect that he would notice this babv
ti rm no more in print. Today iie
avs the same tlimir- It 1 no pleas
ure for us to work for iiothin.
Dr. Wilson has business interests
at .-take in this Mat". The Mowing
lirm" have nothing to lose here
nothing that can be touched there
fore we decline to "bark where we
tan not bile."
Dr. Wilson wishes to announce
to the Lreneral public that his diplo
ma is registered with the county
clerk in thiscitv and shows he has
practiced medicine vears before
eitiier of this reat lirm"" entered
Should we condescend to ati-wer
this "rreat lirm' in the manner in
which thev a-ailed the Scott Medi
cal Intitute, we could brin forward
proof, which we have held in our
possession for months, that
would make t hem beat a ha-ty re
treat from our city, or wi.-h thev had
never opened this discussion.
Dr. Hilr-on s plan has always been
let our patients talk for us.' And
w hen he has to "blow his own horn"
for the sake of deceiving the public,
lie will take down the siirn Scott
Medical Institute" and close his business.
Does this look reliable? Let the
public j nd jo.
I real ment, tf. a month.
JAPANESE "LIVER . PELLETS
Acts like maetc on the stomach,' Liver and Bw
ela: dlpnela bvnrtermia. Billousnpan. Kever. Cold.
"Sefvoas Diaorders,SleeplrneM,LoM of Appetite,
reatoras the complection; perfact dgenon fol
low! their nae. Positive care for Sick Usadacks
and Constipation. mall, mild, eaaj to take. Large
ViaU of 50 tUs vent.
HAPTZ Tjt.LMKYBB Sole A genu Kock laW
221 Brady street, Davenport, Ia.
Over American Express Co.
SPECIALTIES: Catarrh, Eye,
Ear, Nose, Throat, Luti";?, 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 ollice will be open
troni y a. iu to 4 p. m.
Cor. Michigan and Monroe SL CHICAGO.
THOROUGH INSTRUCTION. CHEAP aOAMDMS
r I-...-, 4 . . .i
Wd ororMo. OM POWFEy.Prin
Rock Island Buagy Go,
-m A-FFrrrr-RKRs or -
Phaetons, Surries, Buggies, Spring and Farm Wagons,
It will Day you to cii! an i eet our lj..v Pruvg
Factorynl1W:irc Toonis on Sixtt-enth straet between First and Second avci.u,-.
Retail trade cjptr-j; , . ..
INCORPORATED UNDER THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
Hock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m., and Saturday evenings from 7 to S oVLirk.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Persona' c
iateral or Real Estate security.
P. L. V1TCHELI, Pris t. F C. PKNKMANN, Vice Prvs't. J M; BtTuKIl. , -.. . ,.
P. L. Mitche'.l, F. C. Kerkr-snn, John Crubancli, piil Mitchell. H. P n.il' I si-,-.
. W Uurt. J. M. Buforil, John Voik.
Jackson Jc IIcust. Solicitors.
Began business July 8, l.-tXi, and orenpy th eoutheatt corner of Mitchell A Lyr.de' t, t--;.,
reie-oooue 1098. 231 Twentieth street
SEIVERS & ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERb
All Kinds ol Carpenter Work Done.
General jobbing done on short notice and sacwractlon guaranteed. jV"
Office and Saoi T2I Twelfth Street. ROCK ISLAXI
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by "buying your Crcckery, Glaeevare, Cut
lery, Tinware, Woodware, and Brushes, at the Old and
Reliable 5 a3d 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. PUTSCH'S. 1314 Third Ave
A. BL ACKH ALL ,
Manufacturer of a: kinde of
BOOTS AND 8BOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a Spec ialty. repairing dor.e neatly and promptly.
A share of vour patronage its; ectful'y solicited.
1C18 Second Avenue, Kock I".
R tf. Hudson.
M J. Pa ekes.
HUDSON & PARKER.
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS.
All kinds of Carpectering promptly attended to Esuma:
furisbed when desired. L
Shop cor. First ae ard Seventeenth st. Rock Islaiid. W.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
ND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Al kind of bra-g. broriae and aluminum bronze eattlug, all ,hade and t.-n.-,.:, S
a pec ialty of brag? metal pattern and artistic ork.
Shoi kd Orricr-At lttl Flrgt avci nt. rear Ferry Hiding. . hi I K ll .!.M)
J. MAGER, Proprietor
J. m. CHRISTY,
MIDFlCTOBEt Of iUWl IK iZl
Ark Tour Grocer for Them.
IThe ChriMy "OraTiB" atd (kr i'f "VifO
City 'Bus and Express Line.
Telephone Rock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or expr88
wagon and you will receive prompt attention.
TIM3ERLAKE & SPENCER. Prop
C.J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 11-23 Feurth aTenue. Reeidance 1119 Fourth avenue.
Plana and peciflcationa furolcbed on all clarcei of work; also a?ent for W filer' VW'J-'
fe'idinii Bl'j.ct.xiniethirg n. atjlitb and desirable.
ROt'K ISLAND ILi