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THE AltGUS. MONDAY. SBI'TEMIIEU 25.1893.
Pabllstied Dally and Weekly at 1621 Second
ATenue, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
' Timjia Daily 50c per month; Weekly II. IX)
par nam: In advance (1 .50.
AJ1 communications of a critical or atvuraenta
Xirt character, political or religions, mast have
real name attached for publication. No inch
articles will be printed OTer fictitious signature.
4aoymona communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
It Rock Island county.
Monday. Septkmbeu l'5, 1S93.
Sknatois Hill, of Now York, is
join lo stump Ohio for Larry Xeal
and tariff reform. Hill is a demo
crat evory day of the ' year, and is
never so happv as when lampooning
Down in (Juincy the mayor noti
fied merchants that if they would
gather the dirt in front "of their
premises, the city wagons would
haul it away free of charge. And
Quiney is looked upon as an enter
The secretary of state has sent out
2".n. circulars to lind out how
many Illinois corporations are mem
bers of trusts. After it is learned,
then all the charters of those cot por
ations should be revoked which are
members of any tyiist. Competition
is the life of trade. Trusts should
not lie tolerated.
The Ai:;is. as no doubt its read
ers have observed, is printed on a
line quality id tinted paper the best
ever used by a paper published in
Hock Island. It costs several hun
dred dollars annually more than the
usual quality of paper irenerally
used, but The Am; is believes in
giving its patrons the best.
V. L. Hamilton was appointed
postmaster at Carthage. Hancock
county, on Saturday. The selection
is a good one anil is a lining recogni
tion of Mr. Hamilton's life-long feal
ty to the democratic party. Charles
Hellart. the present incumbent, was
one of the most active republicans in
the old Eleventh district and has nu
merous political friends in this citv
who will hear of his decapitation with
sorrow. While they sympathize
with Hellart. The Ai:;i s sends its
heartiest congratulations to 'Squire
(JriNrv Herald: The hearings iv.
en by the ways ami means committee
to the representatives of the protec
tive tariff interests have closed
They have not developed, anv new
points of important'-. For the most
part it was the same old whine, (iivc
us protection or we shall cither be
ruined or compelled to cut down
wages. When they were given all
the protection they asked for thev
made no haste to put up wages. The
workmen did not get .the hem-tits
which the manufacturer said was his
motive in seeking higher duties. The
latter paid his workmen as low wages
as he could hire them for, without
reference to the tariff. Hut he savs
that he will not similarly neglect to
lower wages if lie lias a good excuse.
He will not. He never does neglect
that opportunity. Hut the storv is
told. The threats are all recorded.
Now let tin- committee draft its re
(one lla tin Their Vt ortl .'
Till- Chicago Dispatch tells of the
elegant opportunity of the country
editor in Chicago "these days: The
country editor who visits the" World's
fair henceforth will have certain
privileges not accorded to ordiuarv
mortals. He will not be obliged to
pay on cents in order to get past the
proud ami haughty gatcman. Not hi-!
Immediately after arriving in town
hi' will send his credentials to Ma).
Handy at the fair, with a request for
the usual press courtesies. Maj.
Handy will make out a pass and send
it to Director (ieneral Davis for his
endorsement. Then Director (iem-ral
Davis will endorse it and send it to
Superintendent Tucker of the de
partment of admissions, for his in.
dorsement. Afterward it will be re
turned to Maj. Handy. Time, three
days. Hoard and bulging can be se
cured in passable quarters down
town for $1 a day. The editor who
can only spare four davs at the fair
can easily save o) cents on the fourth
day by making application for a pass
on the lirst. Of course he will lose
in tin.- meantime, but who cares
for a little thing like that?
J'rom what the Dispatch says Un
fair directors have evidently played
a neat little bunco game on the news
paper men. For a year prior to the
opening f the exposition the depart
ment of promotion publicity
Hooded newspaper sanctums with
eulogistic write-ups of the propose!
fair, aveompanied with the assurance
that the management would take
pleasure in extending the courtesies
of the fair in exchange for such com
plimentary notices the editor might
care to give. As a result the country
press gave unstintedly of their news
npac-c, anil extolled the beauty, mag
nitude and nttraetiverfess of the
White city. And now that the
great exposition lias been ad
vertised to a degree never equaled,
the men who contributed to such a
large extent to make the fair a finan
cial success, are virtually given the
cold shoulder after their assistance
is no longer required. The action of
till World's fair directors in this
matter is not hing less than the vio
lation of a s ilomn pledge, voluntar
ily given, and is the one dark stain
on the glory and fame of the exposi
THE SOLOMON ISLANDS.
They An the Headquarters of the Can
nibal and Belong to England.
The cable has brought the intelli
gence that Eagland has annexed the
Solomon islands. The British have
been lingering1 about the Solomon
islands very parentally in late years
and several times have landed and
chastised the inhabitants. In 1880 &
number of a' tacks on visiting ships
were made ty the natives, captains
and crews bei lg- wantonly massacred.
In 1SS6 troubl s broke out once mora
A schooner ws.s wrecked on the coast
The savages baarded the ship and the
captain and men were all killed.except
one. In 1SS9 a flock of natives de
coyed an Englishman named Nelson
and three, boys to one of their villages
and then murdered them. The bodies
of the victims were devoured by their
In fact, cum.ibalism is the popular
fad on the Salomon islands, which
have come to be known as the head
quarters of the cannibals. The Solo
mon group of islands is the largest
and as yet least known of any in the
Faeific ocean, though among the very
first to be discc vered. There are seven
or eight larg.; mountainous islands,
varying in length from seventy to 100
miles, and a great number of smaller
islands rangm;: down to the tiny coral
islet only half a mile across. Every
chief has his b ttcher.
When a capt ve is taken in war he is
handed over to this official and prompt
ly dispatched. The body is then cut up
and the joints ire hung upon a tree
reserved for tint purpose in the vil
lage, and the people are invited to
come and buy. If a man's wife mis
behave he is at liberty to kill her and
invite his frier ds to feast upon her
flesh. Head-h anting is still carried
on to some extent in connection with
cannibalism. In case of the death of
a chief a head must be provided, and
the launching c f a new war canoe or
the completion of a taiuboo house
must e signalized in the same way.
Within the radiur, of the head-hunting
forays no nativa can be said to enjoy
security of life for a single day.
BISON FOR ENGLISH PARKS.
British Landowner Are Tryiug to Raise
Thfm at Home.
It is, unforti nately, very question
able if the experiment of keeping and
breeding the buffalo to the plains in
English parks will be attended with
any success. Tlie bison on its native
plains is accustomed to great heat in
summer and extreme cold in winter.
But for all that the climate is a con
stant one, and t e change to the varia
bility, the fog and the damp of Eng
land will be great. Indeed, when
we look at the condition of
the bison's European relations,
the aurochs we may well
doubt if the genus bison will long re
main an inhabkant of the earth. It
may be mauy years before we lose it,
for representati-es will probably lin
ger for a comparatively long period
preserved in parks, just as the ancient
wild British cattle linger now. Hut.
as in the case of the latter, the want
of fresh blood and the consequent
close Interbreeding will tell in time
and result in ei Distantly diminishing
fertility, until in the course of years
the last representative of the race
will die and the world know them no
more. We may safely say the extinc
tion will not Inppen in our time, or
even in that of 1 he next few genera
tions, but it is feared that come it
How to Tell the litane at Which a
Tiiuiider-St lrm 4 ltiiglnc.
Although lightning and thunder oc
cur always .simultaneously, an inter
val of shorter cr longer duration is
usually observer between these two
phenomena, which is due to the fact
that sound trave s only at the rate of
1,100 fet-t per set ond, while the pass
age of ligut is a most instantaneous.
Based upon thb fact, it is an easy
matti-r to tell, at leaM approximately,
how many miles a thunder-storm is
away. A normal pulse will beat about
one stroke to the second and by count
ing the pulse-be J! dring the "interval
of the lightning md the thunder the
lapse of seconds is arrived at and con
sequently thenuaiber of feet, which
can be reduced tc miles.
For example: If thirty seconds
elapse between tie flash of the light
ning and the crish of thunder, the
storm center is at a distance of 33.000
feet, or about si:; and a half miles.
An almost accura.e calculation can be
made by using a watch with a minute
A liea ly Iteply.
Gilbert Stuart, t ic American portrait
painter who has graven the face of Wash
ington upon our memories, learned his art
in the English hoi it- of Benjamin West.
One day he met Dr. Johnson, whose dis
like of the American colonies was notorious.
"Sir." ileni.'tndeil Jo iiison of youiijtStuart,
"where did you learn English?" "Out of
your dictionary, si -," replied the quick
witlwl iiriist. The clil man became gentle.
San l'raiieisco Ar'.ormut.
Willie Wilt Hut, uuv'uah, her father is
a mover in the very best society.
Wilt, Sr. How is hat?
Willie Wilt lie d ives a swell furniture
ran. New York Herald. t
Employes 01 the Chicago ana eastern
Illinois railway have concluded to accept
10 per cent, reduction of wages rather
Got There First.
Lyman Dayton was a pioneer and built
a house in Minnesota's capital when the
place was a village on the bills and what is
now the business district was a swamp.
One day Dayton and two friends sat on a
bluff talking and gazing at tbe"mudhole."
It was suggested that if the town grew the
lowland might become valuable. Soon aft
er the three separated, and eArly next
morning one of them saddled his horse and
started for the laud office at Stillwater, IS
miles away, intending to pre-empt the
swamp. He hail gone but a short distance
when he saw a companion of the day before
ahead of him, also on horseback, and with
the same purpose in view. The two rao.
to Stillwater and finished even in front uf
the land office. At the door stood Lyman
Dayton, smoking his pipe. "You're too
late, boys," he said. "I came over last
night." San Francisco Argonaut.
A Biographical Xote Illustrated.
"Even as a child Judson Warrington was
conspicuous at school for his scholarship.
He stood high among his classmates and
at their meetings was often called to the
chair." Harper's Bazar.
Keen t?nse of Humor.
"I believe that parrot," said a Yonkers
gentleman recently, showing a family pet
to a visitor, "has a highly cultivated sense
"Opposite my residence here, a few
months ago, were some buildings in course
of erection, and the men at the top of the
scaffold were in the habit of calling for ttie
material tiiey wanted.
"In a very short time Tolly learned the
terms by heart, and we heard her crowing
away: 'Mortar:' 'More mortar:' 'More
brick!' and the like.
"One Irish laborer she fooled completely.
One day I remained at home and sat read
ing in the room here. I 'oily was interim:
her cries repented!-, ami at bust 1 went to
thewiinlow anil watched. No sooner did
the laborer relieve I.inisc'.l uf a load than the
everlasting cry, 'Mure mortar:' assailed his
"He bore it wit 1; exemplary p.itienee till
the mortal-board on lllett.pof the svarTuhl
was piled up. b'.:l o:,ce more the order for
"Mortar, mere mm ;r," was :vi. TLisex
asperaled him, n:i,l ihrmvini; down his hod
he bawled out lo the brick! . er .loove:
"'Is it mortar mad that .wz arc? Sure, a
man must have a hundred leys and the back
of a hull to wait on liie likes of ye..'"
New York Herald
Hard to I'lease.
Polite Tramp Madam, may I inquire
what variety of fowl this y
Lady of the House That i.-i a Plymouth
Polite Trump Er I thought so. Have
you any stone crushers on the premises?
Eyes and Kara
have w e that we my nee and hear; brain;, that
we may remon and understand: so there's little
excu-e for much of the si.tleiln? that is tolerated.
Dr. Pierre's (.olden 5'e.lkal Discovery is fast be
coiuing the. one recognized remedy for all di?-ea-es
resulting from thin, impure and impover
Indices! on and dyspepsia, scrofulous effer
tious. livi r and kidney diseases, sore- and owell
inss, catarrh and consumption, are blood i.flec
tiuiis With purified, enriched and viiaVsrd
blood, they lice as darkness before the rght: llr.
Pier e's Golden Medical Discovery i the on'y
cnuranteed bioed purifier and liver inviaorator.
Sold 011 triai: Money promptly returned if 1:
doe-n't benctlt or cure.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa
Cures a Severe Stomach
Cains Thirty Pounds in Weight,
Kicker ;oo In
dian Sag ic a
has been a good
friend to me.
In tlie Sprinjr
of ism it Cured
Me of Cas
whieh I had
been a sufferer
for over a dozen
years and had
relief both from
When I began taking Kickapoo
Indian Sagwa I was all run down.
After using the medicine a short time
I grew Stronger, Regained my
Appetite, and Increased my
Weight, gaining over Thirty Pounds
in a few months, and I have never had
any recurrence of mv troubles. It not
only cured the Gastritis, but Improved
my Cenerat Health.
It gives me great pleasure to sav a
good word for Kickapoo Indian
Sagwa and Endorse its Curative
Powers. THOS P FLANAUAN.
Kickapoo Ondian Sagwa,
$1 Per Bottle, 6 Bottles for $5.
Sold by All Druggists and Dealers
Is it Gradually Growing Duller?
Catarrh Causes it Stop
Mr. Peterson's case illustrates the
danger of allowing these troubles to
run an, and should be carefully read
A very large per cent of these cases
of deafness and roaring noises is due
to the extension of catarrh to the
eustachian tubes and inner ears.
Many of the most remarkable cures
that have leen accomplished by the
physicians of the Scott Medical In
stitute have been in the restoration
of hearing lost or dulled from ca
tarrhal extension. It is folly to wait
for a trouble like this to get well it
self. It don't get well, but always
gets worse, until frequently the hear
ing is entirely destroyed. A thor
ough course of treatment with a ca
pable specialist, who goes right at
the cause of the trouble and removes
it, is the only hope.
lr. Wilson and his medical asso
ciates cure all cases of deafness
caused by catarrh.
OeafncsH anil Kinging Noises.
Rrck Island Bus
M ANIJFACTURKBS OF -
. ! ST
S. A. I-F.TK.KSON.
Andover, 111 .
Mr. Peterson says he is c-u-r-e-d.
and as well as he ever was. Dr.
Wilson says he is c-u-r-e-d. Write
and ask'Mr. Peterson if it is not so.
To the l uld c.
Dr. Wilson has reported a case
like the foregoing, each week or two,
for the past three years in the tri
city papers. In the ease of Mr.
Peterson. Dr. Wilson would state, he
has lived in Kock Island county for
over oil years. He is director" of a
tire insurance company, and is also
connected with the management of
Augtistana college. Is he a man to
be relied on? Li t the public judiie.
Within the past three months Dr.
Wilson has published the statements
and pictures of a number of minis
ters who say under their own signa
tures that they have been c-u-r-e-d
at the s-eott Medical Institute. Can
they be relied on as telling tie truth?
Let the public judge.
Dr. Wilson has noticed a senseless
tirade against him by a young firm
trying to do business in the tri-cities.
Some three weeks ago Dr. Wilson in
serted in the papers a statement to the
effect that he would notice this babv
linn no more in print. Today he
says the same thing. It is no pleas
ure for us to work for nothing.
Dr. Wilson has business interests
at stake in this stat". The "blowing
linn"' have nothing to lose here
nothing that can be touched there
fore we decline to "bark where we
can not bite."
Dr. Wilson wishes to announce
tit the general public that his diplo
ma is registered with the county
clerk in this city and shows lie has
practiced medicine years before
cither of this great iirm" entered
Should we condescend to answer
this "great linn" in the manner in
which they assailed the Scott Medi
cal Institute, we could bring forward
proof, which we have held in our
possession for months. that
would make them beat a hasty re
treat from our city, or wish they had
never opened this discussion.
Dr. Wilson's plan has always been
"let our patients talk for us." And
when he has to "blow his own horn"
for the sake of deceiving the public,
he will take down the sign -'Scott
Medical Institute" and close his bus
iness. Does this look reliable? Let the
Treatment, $0 a month.
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Phaetons, Surries, Buggies, Spring and Farm War
It w-r p-y you to ci-i ani our L,.,w pr
Factory;and.Waro Rooms on Sixteenth uriet between First and Seeona uv. 1 u,
Hetail trade (;!, ,
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f ,.,,1 r :
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231 Twentieth strd mi
.IXCOnrORATF.D IXDER TF1E STATE LAW.
Roek Ibland Savings Bank,
Kock Island, III.
Oju-n d v from 9 a. m. n 3 p. m., and Saturday evening? from T m 5 u'c'a-ck.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Person'" -lateral
or Real Estate security.
F. L. Y1TCHELI, Preg"t. F 0. DEXKMAXN, Vice Pres't. J M Fl" FoHD. Cs:
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Uenkirann, John Crnbanch, Phil Mitchell H P Hu"" L -E.
W Hum, J. M. Bnford, John Volt. '
Jackson & Uckst, Solicitors.
Began business July 8, 1S90, and occupy th southeast corner of llachell A LyrcVs. r -,w :-
SE1VEES & ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDEfo hf (
All Kinds oi Carpenter Work Done. 1 ll c?
I 4a il tl
uenoral jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaratte a.
Office suid Shon 721 Twelfth Street. ROCK IsLaM'
Established 1B80 ISMS.
MRS. C. BIITSCH'S. 1314 TblrS Ave I
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money bv buying your Crockery, Glaeevaie, Cut
lery, Tinware, Woodwaie. and BrnefceB, at tie Old aid
Reliable 5 a"d 10 Cents Store.
221 Uradv street, Davenport, la.
Over American Extkess Co.
SPECIALTIES: Catarrh. Eve,
Ear. Xose, Throat, Lttnjjs, Nervous
Diseases. Skin Diseases, Chronic Dis
eases. OFFICE HOURS: 9 to 11 a. m., 2
to 4 p. m.. 7 to 8 p. m.
On Sundays the oflice will be open
from 9 a. m to 4 p. m.
Broadway, 7or. Prince St., New York City.
Refitted nl renovated under new management,
on the Emope in pt-n.
Room rau-g (1 a day nnd upward.
Restaurant equal to the best in the city at mod
Street can from alt R. R. stations and steam
boat and ferry landings past the door.
UILDBKTU & ALLEN, Pwp'a.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SBOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a f pec ialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A share of vour patronage respectfully solicited.
1C18 Second Avenue, Kock Islatii.I-
K i. Hudson.
M. J. Parse
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
dll kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to Estiw
furbished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave ard Seyenteenth st. Rock Irlani
Roek Island Brass Foundry
m ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
KV kinds of brass, nre and alnminnm brott, eastine, all shales and t.n.i.-t
a spcnalij ot brass metal paucrn ar.a attistic -ork.
Mior vt l'n-i 1M1 Ilrsi sit rnu . i -tr let, '.aroint. - hC K IsliM
J. MAGEE, Propri- or;
J. Kla CHRIRTV. Pi
iillGfiCTDBEl CF iUlVdl ll
AskTonr Proccr for Therr .
1 . ,.y ,f V
.The C bristy "Otstib" at d Cbrlf ;y
City 'Bus and Express Line.
Telephone Rock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or express
wagon and you will receive prompt attention.
TIM3ERLAKE & SPENCER. Props
C.J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 1133 Fenrth aveLne Residence 1119 Koarth avenue.
Pln And BnortflrAtinna fnn1&hl nn all floaua nt Hm.v aln - .t far Wlltftr'li t '5 tt' C' M
a"cim H'.i.O.Miu.tibiLg r.w. aty lish'and desirable
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