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THE AlKiUS. TUESi A V. v EI'TEMJJEll 12(, 1893.
Famished Dally and Weekly at 1621 Second
Avenue, Rook Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
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Tibms Dally 50c per montu; Weedy I4.U0
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All communications of a critical or anfumenta
lire character, political or religious, must have
teal name attached for publication. No toco
arrloles will be printed orer fictitious" signatures,
tnoymoui communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited fro an every township
In Kock Island county .
Ti'esday, September :iG. 1893.
Tdrocgii the clouds of gloom, fie
epondency, and depression comes one
bright, reassuring ray of light in the
announcement that the oyster crop
this year will bo immense.
It is not true ' that a reward has
been offered (or a woman's scrap
book that does not contain the poem
'Reautiful faces ami Tho-p That wenr "
but, if it were, the chances are that
the reward would never have to be
They figure in l'-urope th'it the
world's production of wheat this
year will be 7 '..() m.nnii bushels,
and yet' Europe will need all she can
buy of us to provide the needed food
supply. There ts a goudish number
of mouths to feed iu one countrv or
USING EARS FOR EYSE.
Aa Observant Blind Man Who Saw More
Thin Anybody Kite.
A blind man, led by the hand of a
little boy, got on a San Francisco
street car and sat down quietly in a
A lady who got on at the same point
was overheard to ask the conductor to
let her off at Pine street The conduc
tor forgot the request, but the blind
man remembered it.
Just as the car began to climb the
steep grade on Jones street, beyond
Pine, the blind man called the con
ductor's attention to the fact that he
had carried the lady past her destina
tion. The conductor looked a trifle an
noyed, the la ly decidedly so, and
everybody else in the car wondered
how it came thnt a blind man first dis
covered the oversight.
One of the passengers who sat near
LEARNED BY ACCIDENT-
Art of Lithography First Learned by a
Oao of the greatest discoveries ever
made was the result of the purest ac
cident. It was in the year 1796. The
citizens of Munich had just witnessed
the first triumphant performance of
Mozart's opera, "Don Juan," and the
theater was deserted by all save one
man, Alois Sennefelder, who, after
making a round of inspection in the
building to see that no sparks had ig
nited anything combustible, retired to
his room to stamp the tickets of ad
mission for the day following. 'When
he entered his apartments he Jiad
three things in his hand a polished
whetstone, which he had pur
chased for sharpening razors;
a ticket stamp, still moistened
with printing ink, and a cheek on the
treasurer of t he theater for his weekly
salary. As he placed the latter upon
t - - - .-I -
the blind man ventured to ask how he the table, a gust of wind swept it high
Englishmen have long accused
Amei icans of being too careless of
human life. The fearful railroad ca
tastrophes which so frequently hap
pen in this country very seldom hap
pen in England. If they can be
voided there, can they not ho
As Eastern physician lias taken a
patient's finger and engrafted it upon
the patient's face, forming an excel
lent and much needed nose. It is
not too much to say that a man who
makes even ono little nose grow
where none has been before is a pub
The cranks who propose to swim
down the Niagara rapids are wretch
edly lacking in originality. Let them
try something new if they wish to riv
et the gaze of a wonderimg world. A
man who swims up the rapids, or
swims up the falls, can get his picture
In all the newspapers.
A Catholic church picnic at Sa
lem, Mass., wound up with the ascen
sion of a balloon containing several
hundred lovo letters from the young
ladies of the parish addressod to the
man in the moon. And the young
men in the party permitted the bal
loon to get away with its burden.
John C. Kti.i.v. the w"nle-:iw:ike
publisher of the Sioux City Tribune,
was yesterday :ipjnin1ed internal
revenue collector for the Third
(Iowa) district. There is no more
deserving democrat in the llawkcyc
tttate thai: Mr. Kelly, ami he !
done yeoman service for hi party.
Once in a while a newspaper
writer's pen will drip a truth so
manifest, so striking, so apropos, so
admirably put that the reader invol
untarily pauses a moment to gazo at
It in rapt admiration. For instance,
an Eastern paper says this week:
'Now is the very time to advertise."
knew when fie car readied Pine
street. He was a good-natured blind
man, and pleas-antly said in explana- !
'My ears take the place of my eyes, '
and may ses pretty well. '
'Just shut your eyes for a few min
utes and you'.l see how it's done.
Ilere we go around a corner to the
right. That means we have turned
into Hyde street Here we rattle over
a row of switch .vs. They are in front
of the car houst, and now we stop for
California streej." j
When the car started again up Hyde
street the blind man told his neigh
bor, who still h id his eves closed, to
notice the different sound of the rattle
across the rails jf the Sacramento, the
Washington an I the Jackson street
tracks. They did seem to have differ
ent intonations, and the blind man
said he knew them all. j
'It is just the same way at the other ,
end of the line." said the observant, '
sisrhtless one. 'The horse-car track
at Stockton street has a different rail
from the cable track at Powell street,
anil the differer t grades on each suc
cessive block tells me just what
progress we ma'ie.
up in his room, and then deposited it
in a basin filled with water. S;'i.ne
fclder dried the wet paycr as well as
he could and then weighed it down
with the whetstone, upon which he
had before carelessly placed the print
ing r.tamp. When he returned to his
roo:n the following morning he was
astonished at seeing the letters printed
with remirkable accuracy up-n the
dampened paper. A thought came to
him. He wondered whether, y some
such means, he could not simplify his
work of continually copying the songs
of the chorus. He went out and pur
chased a large stone, commenced mak
ing experiments, and, as we all know,
finally discovered the art of printing
from stone- lithography.
THE WF:ONC PLACE.
The great European war so long
predicted does not materialize. The
indications are now that the next
great war will bo at the norch pole.
If all the expeditions that have
started or are about to start for the
pole should reach there, there will
Iks danger of some hot lighting for
The duke of Edinburgh in suc
ceeding to the title of duke of Saxe
Cobui g-Gotha succeeds also to a float
ing indebtedness of S.DO'i.UUiJ marks.
And what's worse. Edinburgh-Saxe-Coburg-tiotha
is already married, and
bo has no living chance to pay off
the bothersome incumbrance with
A r.i:iiF. in Georgia has just es
caped from a life sentence to matri
mony by being returned to a prison
whence she had previously escaped a
lifj sentence for arson. If the view
tdio takes of these circumstances
could be learned it would throw
much light on tho question whether
or not marriage is u failure.
A Couple Who Were Married When
They Had iio Need to Io fro.
A good story is being told of a Penn
sylvania preach'-r. One Sunday after
noon a couple called at the parsonage
and in broken English inquired, s.i the
reverend gentleman understood, if the
"preacher mau" lived there. And, on
being invited in they commenced pre
paring their toilet Of course it was
supposed they h-id come to be married
and every assist ince was given by the
preacher and rood wife in getting
ready for the ceremony. The bridal
veil and wreath were carefully ad
justed by the lady, and the gentleman
carefully combe I his hair. '1 lien their
hands were joined and the solemn
words were spoken which bind
humans together in wedlock.
The ceremony over, of course it was
Bupposed the iiewly-married couple
would be in haste to depart. I!ut it
was not so with them, and by their
actions they bctravi i that they ex
pected something else before leaving.
Finally the reverend gentleman re
marked, Well, tiow you are married,"
and the answer came. "Oh. yes, ve
bin married las:, February, and now
vant unser bigtu-e dnken. " A feather
vroaici iiavtrKnoc-ceJ down the preacher
npon the revelation. It was the
"picture man" tiiey were looking for,
and not the "p-eacher man." How
ever, there can now be no mistake
about their beiag married, and that
the knot is tied good and tight.
How They Are TliHwed Out With Com
The nature of explosive powders
produced from nitro-glyeerine mix
tures., as set forth lately by one of the
most extensive manufacturing com
panies devoted to that speeia'.tv in
California, is evidently such as ad
mits of absolute safety when certain
simple rules are observed. What is
familiarly known as Hercules powder
will, it appears, freeze at forty-two
degrees Fahrenheit, and must be
thawed out before using if frozen,
not by roasting it before a hot fire,
nor in any vessel over hot iron plates,
nor by leaning it tin again t hot brick
work, steam boilers or putting it into
the oven or in hot water to thaw.
The best way to thaw the powder is
found to be to place Mittieient cartridges
for the day on a shelf in the top of a
warm room, then put them in a tin or
copper can, and set that inside of an
other vessel containing bviKng water;
place a cover over the whole and ths
piwdcr is sn thawed. It should not
be heated to more than "i'l degrees,
for soon after that it throws off
noxious fumes by decomposition. It
should bf stored in a dry. cool and
well-ventiiated warehouse, and, when
so stor.-d, it will remain in good con
dition in any climate indefinitely.
When set on fire in any ordinary way
it burns away by slow combustion,
producing more n xious gases than
when explosion ensues.
Singular lane of Insanity.
Professor Alfonso .Carpentieri, the
famous gynecologist of the university
of Naples, became suddenly insane a
few days ago. He imagined that he
was dying from starvation and thirst,
and entering a restaurant drank four
cups of coffee, a bottle of wine, a bot
tle of cognac, and ate fifteen sand
wiches and more than a dozen eggs
When the propri -tor declined to serve
anything else til professor sprang on
the table and cri'-d, wit It the voice of
Stentor: "Eggs, eggs!
and keep me frt m t-tarving!'
An F.nglUli Farmer's l.ennn in Etiquette
and Its Result.
The wife of a farmer, having two
marriageable daughters, decided to
give an cven:ng part to invite a num
ber of her acquaintances, among
' whom were several very eligible young
j Her huabaad, a plain, blunt Yorli
shiremsn. who knew more abo V. cows
and sheep than etiquette, was frequent
ly cautioned to be on his best behavior
j while the company were present. He
was taught by his daughters that if
j by any means he d id make a remark
j which might offend thi guests, to im
' mediately apologize by saying "of
course, present company excepted.'
The night for the party came round.
and all were read,- to sit down to the
table, when it was found that the host
was absent. However, after an awV
ward wait of a few minutes, the old
ive me C"-"-s ' larnier camr quieuy into ine room.
'Why. father, however is it you are
lie began to break chairs and tables 1 so very late'.'" asked the eldest dauglv
he was overpowered and placed in a I ter.
hospital. He is one of the most fa- I "
mous physicians in Italy.
A Washington dispatch to the Chi
cago Kecord says: lien T. Cable is
enjoying a boonilet in connection
with thi' vacancy caused by the res
ignation of Josiali Qiiincy as assis
tant secretary of state. Some nf Mr.
Cable's friends have mentioned him
ns specially qualified for this place.
-As a national committeeman and as
chairman of the western campaign
headquarters he knows all the work
ers. This was regarded as a strong
piaiilication in Mr. (juiiicy. There
is sonic doubt expressed. ' however,
as to the likelihood of placing Mr.
('able as an assistant to Secretary
Greshatn, in view of Cable's open
criticisms of Grcshanfs selection far
Polite Tramp Madam, may I inquire
what variety of fowl this is?
Lady of the House That is a Plymouth
Polite Tramp Er I thought so. Have
you any stone crushers on the premises?
Tim Dangerous First Kisft.
The following is an essay by one of
Kentucky's prteocious youngsters:
"Any girl that will let one boy kiss
her will let any jther one that wants
to. So with a drunkard after he
takes his first dr nk he is sure to take
his second. The other duy there were
two young people, about 12 or 13
years of age; they were what people
call sweetheart, and wei e having-a
nice time in an innocent way, until
the boy intruded on their bliss by ask
ing her to let him kiss her. She con
sented, and to-day any boy that wants
to can kiss her. Girls, don't let any
boy kiss you. ;f my girl would let
me kiss her I wo lid not have her any
Well, you see. mv lass. I've just
been over to Farmer Giles', looking at
his pigs, and they are as fine a litter
of pigs as you ever set eyes on pres
ent company excepted, of coorse:"
Chinese ingen lity seems equal to
every emergency. , A man-of-war at
tacked a Chinese junk engaged in
illegal traffic, an i was eager to cap
ture the crew alive. The sailors on
the junk threw overboard thousands
of cocoanuts, and then leaped among
them. The man-of-war's men could
not distinguish h ads from cocoanuts,
and nearly all th? Chinamen escaped.
Piling It On.
A famous Fren :h glutton, who was
conspicuously overeating at a dinner
some years ago, excused himself from
time to time by quoting the poc
Boileau's well known line, "In eating
well, I praise tl3 food." "Ah, sir,"
said one of the guests, significantly,
you carry praise, to the point of
Heard Ilii Own Funeral Sermon.
A strapping young negro in Val
dosta, Ga., had a presentiment re
cently that he would die on the fol
lowing Sunday night, and that he had,
therefore, only about twelve hours to
live. He hastened to a minister and
engaged him to preach his funeral
sermon. There was no corpse pres
ent to inspire tha preacher. The
mourners and the pall bearers were
conspicuous by their absence, but the
minister was equal to the occasion,
and he did full justice to his subject.
The future deceased is a young and
healthy fellow and wlil outlive many
of those who heard his funeral ser
mon preached. It was a queer proceeding.
THE RABBIT PEST.
In New Zeal in J tat.t Are Tau;ht to
Catch the Troublesome Little Anlm il.
In New Zealand the sheep farmer
drives from one log cabin to another
on his "run" with a cartful of cats in
cages, which are deposited at each
and taught to earn a living by keep
ing down the rabbit plague. The
demand for cats, fostered by the in
crease of the rabbits, even disturbs
the domestic circle, when hearth-rug
favorites of known home-making
habit mysteriously disappear, and
bereaved housewives on comparing
notes find a suspicious correspondence
between the rise in the price offered
by the advertising fanners and the
sudden loss of their household pets.
In Australia the rabbit has learned
a new accomplishment. In California
it has forgotten an old one. The
Australian rabbit has developed long
claws and climbs the scrubs with ease,
in order to eat the leaves when grass
is scarce. In California it has forgot
ten how to burrow; and recently a
rising en masse of the inhabitants of
a rabbit-in fesled district succeeded in
driving the creatures by thousands
into an inclosure, where they were
destroyed without a chance of escape.
Hut in all the colonies, and even in
most parts of Germany where the
people will not eat rabbits, declaring
that the meat is "too sweet ' the rab
bit is looked upon as a pest, to be ex
terminated if possible, and so unre
munerative as food as not to pay the
wages of the men employe 1 in its de
struction. TO KEEP SHIPS FROM SINKING.
Darby and Joan.
The names Darby and Joan are now
synonymous with ma and wife.
They originated in a popular ballad
called "Darby and Joan," written by
Henry Woodfall in the last century.
It is not generally known that the
two characters of the ballad were real
personages. John Darby and his wife
Joan lived at Bartholomew Close, and
died in 173a In the poem Joan gets
dissatisfied with being a household
drudge, and declares that her work is
harder than iter husband's labors in
the field. lie offers to exchange
places with her, and she consents.
The result is that both are quite con
tent to go back into their legitimate
If the Invention Fails In Oni
Will Act 1 1 Another.
An English mechanical genius has
devised a method of indicating and
stopping a leak by the usa of com
pressed air. He divides the ship into
air-tight compartments, fitted with
doors provided with packing material
and connected by tube with a room
on deck called the "switch room." In
this room is a junction chest supplied
with compressed air from fixed or
portable compressors, and sj arranged
that the air can be delivered to any of
the compartments. Other tubes lead
from the compartments, from which
water can be forced out when required,
and electric indicators are also con
nected with the switch room to indi
cate the accumulation of water in any
of the compartments. Should the
vessel "spring a leak" the indicator
will show which compartment is af
fected, so that the compressed air may
be forced in to drive the water out.
. The invention also includes the
means for indicating th position of a
sunken ship, this being accomplished
by means of a buoy connected to a
coil of rope. To refloat the vessel a
diver can descend and connect the
junction chest with the various com
partments so that by supplying com
pressed air the water will be ejected
and the vessel floated. Other objects
ot the invention are the prevention
of fire and means for extinguishing
the same, and also for ventilating the
Eyei and l-.ar
have c that we amy see and !.! : brains, tfcat
we may reason and unders'aiul: m there's little
exeiiM: for ninth of Ihe t ffeiini: that i- tolerated.
Ir. Pierev's (iokien Medical Di-cvverv is fat be
coming i he tine rocouuized ietiieily f, r all dis
eases recu:tinT from thin, inq lire .rd impo-. er
Indirection and dyspep-i?, M'rof;;Yus affec
tions. Y.w r and kidney diseas, s, e- n.d swell
ings, catarrh, and consumption, nre ImkkI i-tlec-tUns
With purified, enriched a ml ital:ied
blood. Ihej llee as darkness before the l'glit! Dr.
Tier e's Golden Med eal Discovery isihconly
guaranteed blocd-pniifier und liver :n inorator.
Sold on tr'tai! Money promptl returned if It
i'oern'1 benefit or cure.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa
Cures a Severe Stomach
Cains Thirty Pounds in Weight.
dian Sag i."
has been a good
friend to me.
In the Spring
of it Cured
Me of Cas
which I had
been a sufferer
for over a dozen
years and hud
relief both from
When I hepan taking Kickapoo
Indian Sagwa I was all run down.
Alter usinir the medicine a short time
I grew Stronger, Regained my
Appetite, and Increased my
Weiglvt.jtaining over Thirty Pounds
in a lew months, and I have never had
any recurrence of my troubles. It not
only cured the Gastritis, but Improved
my Ceneral Health.
It gives me great pleasure to say a
good word for Kickapoo Indian
Sagwa and Endorse its Curative
Powe-S. THOS J- 'LAAOAN.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa,
$1 Per Bottle, 6 Bottles for $5.
Sold bv AM Druggists and Dealers
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5 Hair Death:
instantly remove and forever destroy ob- "
c. jeclionablc lia r, whether upon the banns, c
face, arni or necB, without di-co!oration
C or injury to the niOKt delicate kiu. It was c
; FOR F1FTT YFAR8 THE BKCRET PORMl'LA OP '.
C Kn Mi s Wilson, acknowledged by pbyni- c
; cions a the highest authority and the
e most eminent denna'ologist and hair tpe?iu- 'c
list that ever lived. Dunne UHnrivate prac-
ticeof a lire tuna among the noblity andar-
. istocrary of Europe he "prescribed this re- T
cipe. fa CB, $1 by trail, securely packed. -c
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INCORPORATED I'NDEK THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
Kock Island, III.
Open d i v from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m., and Saturday evenings from ? to S o'c'.cci.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Perscr.a. c:
lateral or Real Estate security.
P. L. Y1TCHELL, Pret't. F C. DENKMASS, Vice Prcs't. J M UlFoED. ft....
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Kenkmann, John Crnhanch, Phil Mitchell, H.P. 11 L
E. W Hum, ,T. M. Bnford, John Volk.
Jackson Si Uckst. Solicitors.
Began buginese July S, IjSK), and occupy tha southcaet corner of Mitchell A l.ji rV r t-.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS
AU Kinds ol Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
OBm avnd S2ion 121 Twelfth Street. ROCK ISLAND
Established 1BS0 133.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
O - . : t i , . .
lery, Tinware. Woodware. and Brushes, at tl (!d sic
Reliable 5 a' 10 Cents Stor-
MR8. C. ttlTSCH'S. 1314 THi'3 ivt
Manufacturer of a'l kinds of
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A ehare of your patronage rcpi ectfnlly FoKcited.
1G18 Second Avenue, l!oi k I.-;:.su.I
R Hudson. M. .J. Paksi
HUDSON & PARKER.
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS
All kinds of Carver taring promptly attended Esu&
lurn)shed wnfii dt?6iri.
Shop cor. First ave ard Seventeenth, et, Rock leten
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
A.)' kinds of brase. bronae and ainminnm htm . !, n .h..j ,,r, n- trt X:
a ejeri&li? of bras metal pattern and artlauc nors.
iRcr vd Crricr-At It-n litsi mi ii, . ihr fetry larding.
J. MAGEI, Proprietor
J. Ma CHRISTY.
MiiorosEB of wim m '
Aik Tonr Grocer for Tnem.
Tue t.britv "OTfTEii" m ' 'brf T
C.J. W. SCHREINER.
Contractor and Builder,
1121 1134 Feunh avenue Residence 1119 Fourth avenue.
Plans and specifications fomlbed on all classes of work; also agent for Willer'( P e
'ioim HILii!r,roD.ething nw. at) list, and desirable