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Ikiday, Seit. i2. 1S9;.
The United Stntos mint will not
coin any more $2..rj0 piM pieces. A
, flood idea.
Attokn k v-( i kn eka i. Moloney is
pro paring to prosecute the Adams
county white caps.
That plot to reinstate monarchy In
Hawaii was a deserved lizzie. There
is still u second-hand throne for sal
in Honolulu, hut it must not be used
on the premises.
Tiik average pay of college profes
sor? kow is $1, tti; a year. And yet
most o.f them probably will keep
right c:i professing instead of look
ing far an opportunity to play baso
ball. A nx in Philadelphia has gone
for seventy-six days without food.
This st ry would be romarkablo
coming- from any other city, but
hibernation is very common in Philadelphia.
The financial distress in New York
has reached a pass that almost baffles
comprehension. A pawnbroker failed
the other day, and people are even
looking with suspicion on the most
prominent faro banks.
The realm ovor which the duke of
Edinburgh is to hold sway in Ger
many, is only about half as largo as
Khode Island "a little kingdom for
a penny." some of the Britishers feel
disposed to call it.
It has been many years since Lew
Wallace brought out "Ben llur," and
not until recently has he brought out
another book. It is better to write a
few books worth reading than a hun
dred that are good for nothing.
Several persons have of late laid
stress on the point that ministers
work Sundays for pay. Clergymen
can easily ward o:T further attacks of
this sort by preaching free and rais
ing rates on the midweek prayer
A jornxAi.isT at Rome threw n
bomb with evident intent to create a
sensation, and succeeded. His own
proportion of the sensation, it is be
lieved by those who picked up the
scraps of him. was too much for his
Ft: ncj; is getting a bit too rapa
cious. Not content with ravaging
Siam. she now proposes to annex
Hebrides. Why doesn't she show
her spirit and valor "by regaining
Alsace-Lorraine if she is so land
A Detkoit book dealer says that
nearly twice as much light literature
Is sold during the summer months as
in the winter. The increase is caused
by tourists, who, as a rule, prefer
novels and books of fiction those of
The public has already concluded
that t'degraph and telephone- wires
should go underground. If many
more electric accidents occur it will
decide that electric cars ought to go
underground or else a considerable
distance above ground.
Some one seems to have told the
sultan that chlorate of pota-h is
a d;-!jgorous explosive. Consequent
ly no druggist or pharmacist in Con
stantinople is allowed to sell it. The
praiul master of artillery alone is al
lowed to have it in keeping.
There is one thing greatly to the
credit of that sailor who died lately
in Philadelphia after fasting for sev
enty days he was doing it because
he was mad at his boarding-house
keeper, and not with the intention
of going on the museum circuit
The people of Nicaragua are tired
of revolutions and would welcome an
American protectorate. But why
fchould the I'nited States be asked to
go to the expense of keeping the
peace in a revolutionary country
that cannot keep its own peace?
Cn xesf. smuggling across our
Canadian border has received a tem
porary check. But it is doubtful if
3.D i.) miles of boundary lino can be
eo guarded that this kind of smug
pling can be entirely prevented. When
Canada is annexed all these problems
will settle themselves.
Sexatok Sherman denies that he
over littered the eulogy of Mr. Cleve
lanil.whieh is joinjr, the rounds of the
press. It was thought a little
strange that lie should have given
public utterance to sentiments at
once so patriot and so devoid of par
tisanship. It is well known, how
ever, that in private the Ohio sena
tor does occasionally concede that
there are democrats quite as able and
patriotic as himself,
electric Light cures.
Experts CIhIqt. tho 1 roatimmt I More
Rapid In Action Than Dm?.
Now the electricians have advanced
the propositicn that electric light has
curative properties. The new appa
ratus is ar.-enged to throw rays of
electric light upon the whole or any
part of the body. The doctors all
know that oz me is a powerful disin
fectant. Dr. OhlTnueller, the Berlin
expert, has killed the typhus bacillus
in two minutes with ozone, and the
cholera bacjllus in five minutes. It is
also known that the transmission of
the electric current through atmos
phere convert i the oxygen into ozone.
A thunderstorm clears the air. On
sush established facts as these the
electricians base their claims th.it the
electric light "ias a curative property.
When the rays are directed from
the apparatus to any part of the body
the effect is to increase the circulation
and bring on a copious perspiration
where the light strikes. If it is de
sired to treat some particular part of
the body, the screens and redactors
are adjusted to that tho electric light
is thrown to t tat place alone. 1 f gen
eral treatment, as well as local ap
plication, is '.van ted, the patient sits
with his back to the apparatus. The
specific rays are thrown upon the
diseased spot and the general electric
light is thrown upon the while body.
Different colored lights are employed
for different, c iseases. For some cases
the electric li rht is thrown through
blue glass. I or special effect on the
blood red electric light is use.l, and
for results on the nervous syste.u the
color is ye'lov.
Sun baths are as old as the hills.
Electric light baths are something en
tirely new. The doctors examined
the contrivani-es with a good deal of
interest The astonishing claim is
made by the electricians that this
treatment is more rapid in its action
than drugs. They tell great things
of what it has done for grip-stricken
patients. TInre is almost nothing to
which the electric light treatment is
HE SHORTENED THE DAY.
What Joseph i.nles I Mil for Ills Work
mi " Yeiir Afro.
The labor element of this country
owes a debt of gratitude to a long
since deceased Washingtoniau whose
ashes repose cn the banks of the An
acostia river in Congressional ceme
tery. "Love thy r eighbor as thyself ' was
one of the many maxims Joseph (.Sales,
who lived the early part of the cen
tury, loved to follow.
As a member of the firm of Gales A
Seato-i, he for years published the
National Intelligencer, which in ante
bellum days was one of the most suc
cessful newspipers in America. Here
he amassed wealth and lavishly spent
it. His enter ainaients at Eckinsrton
are to-day matters of history. With
all the magnificent surroundings that
money could procure he was ever
thoughtful of his subordinates and to
his mind the laborer was worthy of
The National Intelligencer building
in 1S.10 was located at the northwest
corner of Seventh and D streets. At
the time mentioned the strueturewas
being remode ed :uid a large force of
laborers was employed. Their hours
of labor were from daylight to dark,
and their compensation Sl.2." a day.
Mr. Gales learning of this sent for
his superintendent and on verifying
what he had -learned from another
source, instructed his foreman to no
tify the men they would be required
to work only ten hours a day and
would be pail SI. 10 instead of SI. 25.
Thus was inaugurated the ten hour
VALUED PL YING CARDS.
They VI ere Once I'himI by Alexander II.
Strpliem of Cieoria.
'I have a pttck of silk playing cards
that I value very highly," said patriarchal-looking
Colonel Fitzhttgh of
Texas. "They were given to me by
lion. Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia
while he was in congress a good many
years ago. II was verv fond of play
ing whist.and one evening h id invited
Senator Frye f Maine, Senator David
Davis of Illinois, and ex-Senatar Bob
ert Toombs, of his own state, to his
rooms for a social game. They sat a
good while, e-ery member of the quar
tet enjoying the pastime with keen
zest. In the cut for partners Mr.
Stephens and Mr. Frye were pitted
against the other pair and won nearly
every game, joth ra tricing as master
players. I think Mr. Toombs was the
most indifferent player of the four.
He was of too impetuous a disposition
to master the science of whist. After
the play was i-nded the host presented
me with the cards, and I would not
willingly part with them.
Kufus Choale was called into Maine
to defend a brother lawyer who was
under a clou 3; and, while preparing
tne case, lie vas taken sick, the party
in whose cause he was acting having to
appear before him in his chamber with
his witnesses. One of the latter was a
good deaCon who was deeply inter
ested in the cuse, and was very earn
est in deprecating the wrong done his
legal friend. "Well, deacon," said
the great lawyer, "what do you think
of the treatmt nt of your friend?" "I
think," was t le startling reply, "that
it is a d d shame!" "That is my
opinion," said Mr. Choate; -'-but you
have given it ii pious emphasis which I
would never lave aspired to."
M ist Be True.
A North Carolina woman has a lock
of hair sent ty her by a friend two
years ago. It was then an inch anda
half long. It has been growing1 ever
since, and nov it is over a foot lonjj.
At least that ii the story she tells, and
there is no one in the town who will
Tenture to deny it
A RATTLING TIME.
Given a Stick and a Picket Fence the
Boy Is Bound to Have It.
"Every middle-aged man of sound
memory who was brought up rn town,"
aid Mr. Gratebar, "will recall the fact
that when he was a boy he found
great delight in rattling a stick along
the picket fence.
"This amusement of childhood, like
many others of that period of life, ap
pears to have been transmitted from
generation to generation without ma
terial change. The strings of spools
and the soldier hats and so on of the
children of to day are substantially
like those of their forefathers. But it
might seem to some that this succes
sion is in danger of being broken.
"In many suburban towns and vil
lages there is now no pic'tet fence.
The modern spirit says lawns, and so
there are many places where the
houses are as if in parks, and where the
younger children might not know a
picket fence if th?y should see one.
"I have two children, for instance,
who I am quite sure have never en
joyed the felicity of rattling a hard
stick against the resounding pickets.
It might indeed seem, under such cir
cumstances, that this is one of the en
joyments of chlldhool which in some
families might be lost altogether; that
one could scarcely expect the children
of these children who h.ive never
rattled p;cke.s to think of it them
selves; but I cannot believe this.
"I believe, ra'.her, th-t if in their
youth the children of these children
should come upon a town where
picket fences still remained they
would pick up the han iiest stick and
go quite naturally and very gleefully
rattling it along the pickets; for I can
not believe that a habit grounded for
centuries in the hainm rac can be
utterly lost by its lapse in a single
LUKE'S IRON CROWN.
A Tcrrihle Mode of I'lninhmetit l'eil in
the Middle A(rn.
One of the most awful modes of pun
ishment inflicted by the law-invested
barbarians of olden times was that
jocularly referred to by the old in
quisitors as "Luke's iron crown." I
can only find record of one country
Hungary where it became the recog
nized mode of killing criminals con
victed of enormous crimes (and there
it was only used on regicides) but
several other governments are known
to have used it in aggravated cases.
This mode of punishment with an
apostolic name consisted of placing a
crown of re j-hot iron upon the head
and leaving it there until the sizzling
flesh and bone burned away and al
lowed the very braiu of the writhing
wretch to be fried to crisp before life
had entirely left the body. Could
even a hoofed and horned, spike-tailed
devil, fresh from the infernal regions,
devise a more inhuman method of in
flicting the death penalty?
The term "Luke's iron crown" was
applied to this method of legal killing
because it was first us d in ridding
Hungary of a rebel named Luke Dosa.
Luke and his brother George headed
a revolt and the former allowed him
self to b? frowned king by his fol-
J owers. When finally taken by tha
, government they made the crown
j business "too hot for him" an ex
ample to future would-l3 kings.
A creole, strictly speaking, is any
person born in this country or the
West Indies of European ancestors;
also any person born in or near the
tropics, and this is the sense in which
the word is usually employed. The
use of the word, however, has been bv
some restricted first to children of
foreign parents born in Louisiana, and
second, to children of Spanish or
French parents born in Louisiana, and
then in tho North the word has been
perverted so that it is believed to imply
some strain of negro blood in a person
to whom it is applied. It does not
imply anything of the sort
Better Out Than In.
The feeling of a good many men
with regard to public office is no doubt
much the same as that which a certain
distinguished Frenchman had, or pro
fessed to have, toward the academy
that group of forty who are called "the
Immortals." He was asked one day
why he did not propose his candidacy
for the academy. "Ah," he said, "if I
applied and were admitted, some
might ask. 'Why is he in it?' and I
honld much rather hear it asked,
Why isn't be in it?' '
INHABITED BY A GHOST.
A Hoii.e in ( rhru.ik, . II., ' ; I to
The community of Co'ebrook. N. 41 .
is very much exercised over the srh iss
which is said to nightly haunt wh.it is
known as the Warrington p'ace. a
small house situated about a mile and
a half from town. This ghost is said
to be that of the h.mse's last tenant,
Cornelias Warrington, who a few
months back hanged himself there.
For some years Warrington had been
unpopular with the townspeople, ow
ing to a suspicion that he had been in
strumental in bringing about his
brother's death, which left him heir to
his relative's property.
The body of water was privately ex
humed and examined, but there being
nothing found to sustain the suspicion
of foul play Warrington was never
publicly accused, though most of the
community still believed him guilty,
and accordingly tabooed him. This
finally so affected the man's spirits
that h . made way with himself.
S veral responsible persons who
knew Warrington well in life testify
to having seen him about the place of
late, but that on their trying to accost
him he disappeared. The house now
belongs to a distant relative residing
in New York, and when he heard of
the ghost he ordered ao examination
made of the premises. This task was
John Fleming's, a well-know'n citizen,
who savs that hedistinetly saw Corne
lius Warrington one night enter the
house, but on going to search the
place found it locked up securely and
without a living creature in it.
D F CBUIE COCOAS SOLD
ll - uX r. --"""J .111.1 J?,,..:..
x eer of all (',, "'i.
Ci cn.- to M i t S50C 3T Better.
A !in ihmrr. ymi tieo. Well, nail and
jllCpc 'rr ' II -i-'f. ni li:v- citurri-. $300 to
CVr- ! f r uu iiicunbV ct r of rni:;nh in the
In !. t-j the inj.-l. ior of Or Su'. Catarrh
s. niti'om of Cat.irr'- Or- r. ntrnctii-n
of thf row, disrh irprs f.'.'iti t iro tin- tlnoir,
ont;!m jm fni-e, tali ry m 1 nc:i ;, at nth. rn,
tMc . ten'iciou. nincoi . jmrnVnt, bloody.
I iltriil an! offonsiw: ryi- in-k. rinsr.n!; hi the
ars, iVr fir s: i fiVny'w Wi.t : - null and taste
inii airrd. nt.n 1 1 neiai i i v. t my a few i f
tliew mptoriis irr 1 ki l t b- rirnt at on.-e.
I r. SiiL't's Ili-PT. cur. tin- t-rr can. "nlv
Ml cents, s-old by dn s rxr -v. r wl:rre. $.103 or
a lure. Eitlit r won it hr a rrp; iiil..
Snow of DltTerent. Colors.
The pure while color of snow, as
we were all taught at school, is due to
the fact that all the elementary colors
of light are blended together in the
radiance thrown off from the innu
merable crvstals of which it is com
posed. I!ut all snow is not white, and
exactly why it is not is a puzzle to the
meteoro'orrists. At the head of Holy
Cross Creek. Colorado, and at several
places on Mount Shasta, Cal., blood
red snow is f.cmd. At Carniola.
Germany, in Is is, five feet of red
snow fell and was followed by about
an inch of tine blu hail. Pliny men
tions snow black, yellow, red and
r.ratiii" ,i icrem-h of I'romie Suit.
The foil u in:j story of a suit for
breach of promise, tried some tears
ago. was re -.vitly told by a relative of
the defendant: The case began to look
very much as if it should be won by
the fair plaintiff when one morning
as the friend came down street he ob
served the attorney for the defense
waving his hat and wearing a happy
expression of countenance. As he
came near the attorney exclaimed:
"We've beaten them! We've beaten
them!" "How s i?" queried the rela
tive, wondering what new phase the
case could have assumed. "She died
last night!" joyfully replied the at-tornev.
A Reliable Druggist's Opin
ion of Kickapoo Indian
1XOOK1M Ik ATI- 1 I-V11F1I Tllr t- . .
-- ...c aun I. AW.
Hoek I land Savings Bank
Rock Islano. In
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m.. and Satarday evening. from -Five
pr cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned n
lateral or Beai Estate security. Persora
P. L. K1T( UEL',Pn't. F C. DENKMANN, Vioe Preg't. I v, ,.
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Henkn-nnn, John Crnlwnph, v Miti-hi n o
E. W Hurst, J. M. Biiford, John Volk ' Unil ,
Jackson & Huhst, SnHeitore.
Bepm hn.'ni w July 8, 1 1-9.1, and orctipi th' nontheant coracrof llit.l,,,!! i-
1 L ' ' ' "' !..
1K. f.Jffi IN
sEIVERS & ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUlLDKk
All Kinds ol Carpenter Work Done.
General jobbing done on ebon notice and Murine Ion eunrv.t, -. .,,
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Iwy, Tin war. Wttdwju,. blc KiTeb8, u e c
Reliable 5 a 10 Cents Stor
Every Chemist, Every Botanist anil every
physician who is unprejudiced recognizes
in the Kicknpoo Indian Remedies rare and
valuable qualities not isaible to be found
in any others.
They also rocofrniir the fact that the In
dians bj- their life, training and natural
knowledge, secure the very choicest kind of
roots, Imrks nml herbs, gathered at the
risht season and properly prepared to pre
serve their medicinal virtues.
No class of people in the -world can com.
pete with the Indians in this particular.
That is why Kickapoo Indian Sagwaand
the other Kickapoo Indian Remedies al
ways give such satisfactory results.
M. O. Mottrv, East rrorot-ASs, Mass.
Mr. M. O. Morey, dispensing Pharmacist,
East lous;lass, Mass., is a well-known
ilrugcrist aud a chemist of liisli standing,
t nder date of February 1, 1SUJ, Mr.
Morey writes :
41 It gives me plensure to Indorse
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa, not only from
observation, but from my own per
sonal use, and I always take pleasure
in recommending the Kicknpow 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
cuaruut-eed in the use of this remedy
alone is sufficient to commend them to
all thoughtful people."
tVnen your Blood is bad and vonr skin
tells the tale by Blotches und Eruptions;
when your Liver is out of order.your stom
ach not performing its Duties, and a Dull,
Heavy, Languid reeling gives you Warn
ing do not defer. Hesiond to this Signal of
Assistance from Nature.
Drive these bad feelings out of your
system before n long spell of sickness
luakes you its victim.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa i the best reme.
ily for you 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 all, vou are not tilling
your system with Iodide of Potassium,
Arsenic, Strychnine or Bismuth.
You do not have to take any pills with
this remedy to relieve yourself of the ac.
cumulation of minerals from its use.
Kicknpoo Indian Sagwa restores tho
stomnch, liver and kidneys to a condition
of perfect health and when these orgnns
are healthy they need no medicine to make
them perform their duties.
made by the Indians from Roots, JUuks and
Herbs of their own gathering and curing. The
grandest Lirtr, Stomach and Mood Jlenorater
inoicn. All druggists, fl per bottle; V for fo.
H ....(.. o . . o . . o . . o . . o . . o . . ooo
InstsiitW n move ai-.d for.'-er Oerttoys ob -
. jeclionable ha r, whether upon the hani-s c
face. rnn or liecB. without di-colo'ation
- or injury to the most delicate sMn. It was
1 FOR FIFTT VFARSTHK S SCRET Poll M1LA OF '
C Ki a Mrs Wir.soN, acknowlef ged by phTi- c
; cion. as the highest mitbori'v and "tbe
c most eminent dermu-ologist and liair i-peria- 'e
lift that ever lived. Uurine his private prac-
ticeof a li'e t in among the nohlity andar-
irtorrary or Europe he prescribed this re- c
cipe. Vti i-e, $1 by n ail, curelv packed. '
CorresDonder.cconni eutinl. Sole Agents C
. for America. Address 1 HE frKOOKVM
C KOtT HAIR GKOWEK CO. Dept. H..67 C
g South 5th avenue. New York. c
OOO 0"0 O' '0' O' 'O "O "O- OOO
A. BL A GKR ALL
Manufacturer of a'l kinds of
JilK r? ts SB Oils
Gents' Fine Shoes a Spec iaUy. Repairing doCe neatly and promptly.
A f hare of your patronage rcsj ectfully solicited.
1618 Second Avenue. ,1uh k Il-
S i. Hudson. m j pAm
HUDSON & PARKER.
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS
AU kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to Ee:
furajshed when desired.
Shop cor. First ave ard Seventeenth st. Roc k Ulana
Roek Island Brass Foundry
JND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Al' kinds of brafs. hronw and alnminnm bronze casting, all shades and t.-mvere I
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
Shot kd Ornri-At ihi First av,-,.Et. r,ar Terry larding. . ,;t ( K bl'V.
. J. MA GEE, Proprietor
J. M. CHRISTY,
gteam KilOFlCTU&EB CF CRACKERS K t.
Ak Yonr Grocer for TTeTn.
Cracker Bakery, srEciiLxiEs
J ' .The hristy " TSTrn" k: ! r j ' '
City 'Bus and Express Line.
1 elephoi-e Kock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or hsts
wagon and you will receive prompt attention.
Tim 3 EK LAKE & SPENCFK, Pre?'
C.J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 1123 Fenrtb avenue. Residence 1113 Fourth avenue.
Plan and iecication fcrnthed on all claftet of work: .! w r.-r vi -. - t I's --
o -ii.u- ...ii-.i..Minem:i!i; r.e. slyliph tnii desirable
WHEN YOU VISIT
il WORLD'S FAIR
Do not forget to eee the ex
hibit of the General Elec
tric Company in ihe Elec
tricity Building, iv Intra
with General Electric Com
pany's apparatus, the.Elec
trie Launctes equipped
with Gemral Elecuic Com
pany's motors, and the Gen
eral Electiic company's Arc
Lighting Plant and Power
Generators in Machineiy
Metropolitan Hotel. jjjT
Broadway, Cor. Prince St.. New V n
Refitted and renov.ved uu.li r . ..s ----
n the European plin.
Room rates $1 a day and ttpwsn! - ....A'
Restaurant equal lo the hot :i; ti.i " !; 5 1
rate rate. !(.f
Street cars from all R. R. t.i:!e; -u
boat and ferry lalldiDg pa ti c d or.
HILDRET1I 4 ALLEN,
Washes everytliing Iroia -
silk bandkerchief to a
teui; Lace curtains a ep?c13'
No. .1724 7E1BP
A. M. & L. J. FBKE