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j ti the "Father of Diseases."
u cased by a Torpid Liver,
Tj5 generally accompanied with
LC$5 OF APPETITE,
BAD BREATH, Etc.
rr ;rt.at constipation successfully
j; ; a mild laxative and a tonic to
r.'.stive organs. By taking
; ::.:;io:i3 Liver Regulator you
, rii?e digestion, bring on a reg
' ;.,r habit of body and prevent
,;;i,.i;uess and Indigestion.
- wife was sorely distressed with Constipa
. . .it..; couching, followed with Bleeding Piles.
,, 't! ::r months use of Simmons Liver Regulator
ilmost entirely relieved, gaining strength
,ih " W. B. Lbkfbk, Delaware, Ohio.
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j. II. itKIlAX t CO., Philadelphia, la.
F-tiitr of Jnsrph Winter, Deceased.
Tr.t utHn-rMBWd bavin been appointed v
Ir i if the lam will and testament of Joseph
-r.r. lute of the county of Hock 11 tnd, -f
i: x dereaw !. hereby fives notic tha h
t'i::'r',irar before the comity court of Kock Island
0 :t:v. h: the oftVe of the clerk of said court, in
n, c :y Hook island, at the Peecinber term on
vtunitay in Leceniber next, at which time
; j,f.:-(ir, havini: claims aya ntt said estate art
A .in.l ren'icted to attend, for the purpose
f t.iiTn.' the same ailjn-tod. All pe-cons in
i . ml est ti- urc requested to make itr
:,! i't- ti'ivmi'tit to i hi- wndr-siL'iiod.
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lli'K TO CONTRACTORS.
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i ;.- : i-. t -.. ith of and pr:t'le! with the s mth
:r.i- "t lit u aviT.uc 1 ii'lrr the atiove onl:
!.iir. t . ti.' i d -tr 'cts arc ordered curhed with
cr-tniii-. excavated and traded, improved and
piTol piiiif nrifK ol ciMMl qnality.
!', ir.- inn! "iieeulcationii for aid Improvement
i a lie mj' uierK omce.
A : mut he accompanied with a certified
c-.e. Ii r. the sum ot J.VW payable to the or
ilor nf tr.e tn usurer of naicl city, which f hall he-it.-
f irfeiteii ti niidcity in cane the bidder ahull
r..: enttr into contract with approved
".r ii'i m exeeme tno worn tor the plan
x- r.T.oi ci. in tii-i hid and according to the tilans
an : ip -:fl. at;nn- in the event that the contract
r, i nc awardej to btm.
T-. c;' reserve? the riKat to reject any or all
land, II'... Sept. 9i. 1S91.
A. I). HLKSINti. City Clerk.
llyv.rtneofa Kperiil execution and fee bill No.
ii--Kn: out of the clvrk'8 ollire of the county
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,'imi , aim pmiv ! AillllOI,
f.y. tn me directed, whereby I am commanded to
ni,-. tut- amount of a certain Judgment recently
' i n.-aiNfi r. u urunscn, in ravor of the
V ..it Tile eumpany, out of the lands, tent
i ii'. irDodi. anil chattels of the said defendant,
.. Iiruii-en, I have levied upon the followinc
l'm;ieriy. to wn : t two J) ooutheast fourth (41
' ' e U'Hi luilliher thirtv-ttun irhi tnu nuhln unm.
" neveiiteeii (ITMlve (51 Wert of the fourth
I--' iie iiu.au. -ll.o lot TWO ( HOtltheilst
in-rter (i4)nr B. r.tinn thirty-five ("5) townt-hip
...-rll'eil flfl tlVe l.",l v..ur rxf 1U.. (..n..-, . l.
l-rac-pai meridian and pouthwest one quarter
ni.uin-1 -pi-trier tf;ni section tnirty-xix
' Tiiwndiip revei.tern (17) tiive (5) wei-t of the
1 o :r:r .principal meridian, in all enntainin? one
ai nrol and ei-rht (lof acres, all of which ta it
a ttti! :r. the county of R ck Island and sta'e of
Tiiere fore. according toaid command I shall ex
Pom' for (.aic at public auction all the right, title
D. tsterett of the above named. Eli Brnnrcn.
.nicrt to the above described pnipcrty, on Sutur-o-iy.tlicT-.h
day of October, 1898, at B o'clock p.
n .t the north door of the court house in the
ycf Kock Island, in the county of Rock Island
i state of Illinois, for cash in hand, to satisfy
mi executions and fee bills,
se- AdMKsik leland th'B 13,n -ay of Septem-
C. I. GORDON,
sheriff of Hock Island County, lllinoia.
Ii- a .way. Cor. Prince St.. New York City.
irA ''-novated under new management,
J- -r.e h;;ropein pl-in.
;; ")m -it' SI a day nr.d upward,
t-' v '!te"lt ltJU:l'' to thc b"st in thc city at nod-
Hre. : r,r-m.m all R. R. stations and steam
..'. ferry landings paus the door.
IHLDRETII ALLEN. P-rp.
hashes everything from a tinf
silk handkerchief to a circne
t; Lace curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
Telephone No. 1214
235 Wis. Street
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OIM'HAXS IX AUSTRIA
THE STI3MA OF PAUPERISM NEVER
CROWNS ITS HELPLESS TOTS.
It la the O ai. Country In the World Where
Fonndlln-ra Are Debarred From the
Workhoase-Their Care Intrusted to the
Refined and Wealthy.
There i:t only one country in thc world
where orj han children and foundlings
are debar red from admission to the work
honse. I , is in Austria, which maintains
that to placo the stipma of pauperism
upon the poor little things is to handi
cap them later on in the race for life and
bread, and thus to lessen their chance of
ever becoming self supporting and self
respecting citizens. That their reason
ing is j ist is shown by the results.
Whereas in Paris, London and Berlin
the majo -ity of children born in work
houses r ;tnrn years afterward to die
there. In Vienna it is a most nnusnal
occurren.-e for a foundling or an orphan
depends t upon public charity to be
come in ld age a charge upon "the com
munity. In Aus-riiin cities children of this class
are boarded out in the fumilies of work
men livii g in the suburbs at the expens
of the municipality. But their care is
intrusted, not to the workhouse authori
ties, but to gentlemen and ladies of
leisure, fortune and respectability, who
practically become the guardians of the
little oik s.
Their charge is a purely honorary one,
and they are chosen as a rule by the
burgomaster of the city or town from
among the nobility, the retired magis
trates, the half pay officers, the rich
childless widows and wealthy old maids.
They War the title of orphan fathers
and orphan mothers, and so honorable
is the position regarded by the popula
tion that the mayor never experiences
any difficulty in securing the services of
a sufficit nt number of such official par
ents. During the early youth of their wards
theduti -sof these orphan parents are
confined to visiting them at unexpected
times and to keeping the people with
whom they board up to the mark by
showing them that the children have
powerful protectors. Upon the official
parent ("evolves the restnsibilitv of de
ciding the special calling in life for
which t ie youngst, i s show the most npt
itnde, t". e only stipulation made by the
mnntcil ,il authorities Wing that the' boys
should no taught some skilled labor or
profess.' ill calculated to give them later
on a cii! nee of being able to support a
wife and family and to lay by provision
for old i go. When these lads go out into
the wor d. it is to their official parents
that th -y turn for a character, and if
evil days come to them they appeal to
their official protectors for help.
It is an incalculable Wnefit for a bov
who is just starting out in life
man of position to stand bv I.jui ai . r
speak to the world in his favor, nor is
there anything in connection between
the two to ruffle the independence of the
younger, for when once launched in life
the eldf r stands to him simply in the re
lation of an old and tried friend, whose
advice he may follow or not as he pleases.
With regard to the orphan or found
ling git Is, they are mostly trained for
domestic service, which, however, they
are not permitted to enter liefore tne
age of " 4. and then it becomes the or
phan mother's duty to investigate the
charact :r of the persons who propose to
employ her, to see that she is well treat
ed and -ventually, when she marries, to
find out about the man's reputation and
as to w tether he has the means of keep
ing a wife.
Usua.ly it is from her own house that
the ma7 riage takes place, and at every
turn tin girl is made to feel the advan
tage of having a lady of rank to whom
6he can always appeal, who is bound to
protect her, to defend her when wrong
fully at cused and to guard her as far as
possible from evil.
Than ks to these orphan parents, heredi
tary piuperism in Austria has been
practic.illy stamped out, and there is
much in the system that may commend
itself to people on this side of the Atlan
tic. Tho condition of the pauper orphans
and of the foundlings now dependent
upon the public charity of this great
metrop nis would certainly be vastly im
proved and the future prospects of the lit
tle unfortunates rendered more promis
ing wei e our leading citizens and their
wives ti follow the example of the people
in similar standing in Austria, and to add
a new t nd useful interest to their lives
by assuming the honorarj' and honorable
office f orphan parents. New York
A Stilt Itarc In I'raiiee. ,
A French scientific journal gives pa r
tieulars of a stilt race (course d'echas
siers) a', Bordeaux, in which Aime Mar
tin, a young man under 'M, beat the rec
ord by covering 4-10 kilometers (about
275 mil ;s) in 70 hours and 3."i minutes.
His stilts were about G feet long and
weighe 1 over 16 pounds. His bare feet
were not injured by the friction, and he
suff ere 1 no inconvenience. Another race
of portanieres that is, women who car
ry burdens on their heads was won by
Margaret Pujol, 30 years of age. Her
burden consisted of a basket laden with
45 pounds, and the course was 9 kilome
ters (about Of miles), which she covered
in 1 Wir and 5 minutes. Exchange.
Vowel Sounds riioto-rraphed.
Profi ssor Herrmann has succeeded in
photog-aphing the vowel sounds by speak
ing thc m into a phouograpn, wmcn re
produced them slowly. The vibrations
-wato iw-nnled bv a microtelenhone.
which liad a small mirror in the vibrat
ing dn m. A ray of light reflected from
the mirror recorded its vibrations that
is to mv. the vibrations of the vowel
sounds on a traveling band of sensitized
paper. Chicago Herald.
Tom I can't understand why you ap
plaud i uch miserable acting?
Dick I do it to keep myseii awase.-
ARGUS, TIT UK SPAT, SEPTEMBER 28.
I THE MIOSPOT OF OUR PLANET.
Uany riacea WhSr Contesst the Honor.
For several centuries different cities of
the orient have contested with each oth
er for the honor of being recognized as
the midspot of our planet. In 1888 a
London geographer issued an elaborate
work, in which he tried to prove the
British metropolis to be the center of the
landed surface of the globe. Jerusalem
and Delphi, notwithstanding that neither
is situated on or very near the equator,
have for ages been the two main con
testants in this great central city contro
versy. William Simpson of the London So
ciety For the Exploration of Palestine
tells us that Herr Schick has sent home
drawings of the spot in Jerusalem which
is supposed by some to be the exact cen
ter of oar world. This interesting place
is in the Greek church, nine feet to the
right of the reliquary containing what
pnrports to be the crown of thorns worn
by our Saviour, the first nail that was
driven through his right hand and the
blood which he shed on that memorable
It is written in the Psalms, "God is
my king of old, working salvation in
the midst of the earth."
This can only refer to the scenes of the
passion and of the holy sepulcher. The
midst or spot of the earth must, .there
fore, be sought in that vicinity. The be
lief that the center of the earth is at
Jerusalem is very aucient, for it is al
luded to by St. Ephrem in his reference
to Noah's prayer over the bones of Adam.
St. Ephrem says, "And Noah buried
Adam's lxmes in the middle of the
earth." A certain round stone in the
temple of Delphi is also spoken of by
the ancient writers as being the "navel
or center of the earth."
Orestes takes refuge there when pur
sned by Euminides. Pindar also makes
mention of the exact location of the
center of the world, and Pensanins, like
Herr Schick, also had the pleasure of
beholding the only genuine central hub
of our planet. lie. however, locates it
at Delphi instead of at Jerusalem. "It
is made," he said, "of white stone,
smooth and polished, and is no doubt
the middle point of the world." Phila
A Mean TrieU.
A lawyer defending a promissory noto
went to lunch, leaving his books and ci
tations on the table nt the courtroom.
! The opjtosirg counsel sneaked back into
the room and changed the places of all
his bookmarks. In the afternoon the
lawyer, taking up his books, reftrrred the
court to his authorities. His lordship
noted every volume and page carefully
and took the case under consideration.
In rendering his opinion he said:
"I was inclined after hearing argu
ment of counsel for defendant to non
suit plaintiff, but I find, after referring
to the authorities quoted by counsel,
none of them bear en this case, and I
am led to think that the gentleman has
been willfully trying to insult the court.
He has referred me to an action of an
Irishman who sued the proprietor of a
monkey for damages for biting him to a
case of arson, one of burglary, two of
petty larceny ami three divorce cases.
none of which bears on an action to re
cover on a promissory note. Perhaps
the grossest insult to the court is reter-
ring to 'Duckworth versus Boozvman.'
an action charging defendant with
breach of promise. Judgment for plain-
iia wim costs.
The lawyer never knew what the mat
ter was and to this day thinks the judire
r i i T . .
was out. oi iiisminu. I'earson s Weekly,
Fined a Dead Man.
Down in southwestern Tot-uo -:-.
about midway between Houston in the
east ana iaso in the west, and very
near to the Rio Grande, the
Pacific railway has built over the Pecos
river the highest bridge in the United
States. Just before this bridge was fin-
isneu one oi ine workmen fell from it
and was of course killed.
The county judge was brought from
aaaaigi.ry, ui town nearest to the bridge,
to hold a "crowner's 'quest." The judge
arrived with a great concourse of people,
all anxious to serve on the jury. Pro
ceedings were begun by examining the
body of the dead man. . Upon this were
found a loaded revolver and $40 in cash.
Perceiving this, the judge said:
"There ain't nothing to do about this
case, gentlemen of the jury. The man's
dead, and it's perfectly plain how he
met his death. But what I want to know
is. what was he doin? with flint -r,,t
That's against the laws of Texas. He ain't
nere to explain, but because it man takes
it into his head to nut on win "a mni
mount to the skies is no reason why the
creat state of Texas should lw tef---.-i.i..,i
Law is law and justice is justice. I fine
him S40 for carrying a deadly weapon."
It is needless to say that the fine was
paid. Harper's Magazine.
The Gallows Plant.
. During the middle ages the botanists, or
old "herbalists," gave currency to many
curious stories concerning the growth,
form, etc., of mandrake or May apple,'
which finally resulted in its being given
the name of "gallows plant." The pseudo
scientists of that timedeclared that man
drake would grow in no other place ex
cept upon which some terrible crime had
been committed. The roots were for
merly supposed to bear a strong resem
blance to the human form and are fig
ured in the old "Herbals" which lie be
fore me as I write, even distinguished as
to sex, the female of the plant having
long hair; the male, heavy beard. St.
Older Than He Was.
"I say, boy," remarked a tourist to a
youngster, "what's the name of that hill
"Dunno," replied the lad briefly.
"Don't know? Lived here all your life,
Til warrant, and don't know the name of
that lit'Ie hill? Well, I am surprised,"
continued the pilgrim.
"No, I dunno its name," replied the
lad, stung by the criticism. "Anyhow,"
he continued, "the hill
com'd." New York Herald.
A Fanioua Steamboat Race.
The famous race between the Hanni
bal City and the Ocean Spray occurred
in 18.19. Prior to this race the Ocean
Spray had splendid records. The race
was from St. Louis to Keokuk. The
early part of the race was very close,
and the excitement was intense. When
nearing Bissell's point, the Ocean Spray
found the Hannibal City passing her.
The mate on the Ocean Spray, one Davis,
becoming desperate, ordered the head of
a barrel of turpentine to be knocked in.
His men were then ordered to dip the
Wood in this turpentine before putting
it in the furnace, the object being to
quickly increase the steam pressure.
The Ocean Spray was supposed to carry
only ICO pounds of steam, but Davis
thought that by "putting anothernigger
on the safety valve" he could run the
pressure up to 200 pounds and distance
his rival. In carrying the dripping wood
to the furnace the track became satu
rated with turpentine, which caught fire
from the open furnace. The flames quick
ly reached the barrel. An attempt was
made to throw the barrel overboard, but
it exploded, and the burning oil being
scattered all around the boat was soon a
mass of flames.
Scott Matson was captain on the Han
nibal City. He was a brave and gener
ous man, and in this instance these two
qualities made his name famous. Not
withstanding the imminent danger, he
ran his boat alongside the burning one
and rescued every person on board. Da
vis, the mate of the burned boat, was
afterward convicted and sent to the peni
tentiary for such gross violation of the
rules of safety. He was later pardoned.
St. Louis Letter.
I think that one of the saddest inci
dents of the war which I witnessed was
after the battle of Gettysburg. Off on
the outskirts, seated on the ground with
his back to a tree, was a dead soldier.
His eyes were riveted on some object
held tightly clasped in his hands. As we
drew nearer we 6aw that it was an am
brotype of two small children. Man
though I was, hardened through those
long years to carnage and bloodshed, the
sight of that man who looked on his
children for the last time in this world,
who, awny off in a secluded spot, had
rested himself against a tree that he
might feast his eyes on his little loves,
brought tears to my eyes which I could
not restrain had I wanted. There were
six of us in the crowd, and we all founC
great lumps gathering in our throats anc
mist coming before our eyes which al
most blinded us.
We stood looking at him for some
time. I was thinking of I he wife) and
baby 1 had left at home and wondering
how soon, in the mercy of God, she
would lie left a widow and my baby boy
fatherless. We lix iked at each other and
instinctively seemed to understand one
another's thoughts. Not a word was
spoken, but we dug a grave and laid the
pHir fellow to rest with his children's
picture clasped over his heart. Over his
grave on the tree against which he was
sittinc I inscribed the words- "Sntnu.
body's Father. July 3, 1SG3." Blue and
In Pleasant Sandwich.
A traveler journeying down Cape Cod
way the other day was surprised to find
around Sandwich more lieautiful trees
of great girth and more garden flowers
abloom than he had ever seen in any
other village in New England. And in
the western part of the town he found
an artificial pond bordered with con
crete, which contained several varieties
of water lilies of rare sorts lilies from
Australia, Zanzibar and the cape of
urood llope, with papyrus, Vrild rice, hy
acinths, arrowhead and a variety of lotus
and pink, white and yellow lilies from
widely separated regions interspersed.
JNew iork limes.
Cheer Chased the Tear.
When General Lew Wallace was called
upon to speak at the reunion of his old
regiment, the Eleventh Indiana, at the
recent Grand Army encampment at In
dianapolis, his feelings got the better of
him, and he broke down in tears. There
were about a hundred of the boys there,
and half of them were erring too. After
awhile one fellow with horse sense pro
posed three cheers for the old man, and
they were given in such away as to clear
the lachrymose atmosphere, after which
the old man gave them a talk that was
Worth listening to. Joe Howard.
To lincoura-;e Profanity.
Marblehead people have noticed with
pain lately that swearing seems to be re
markably prevalent in that picturesque
old'Massachusitts town, and especially
so after the return of sailors from an un
successful crtiioie. This being the case
it has been deemed best to organize an
antiswearing league, and a local news
pajier announces that it will offer in the
public schools a prize for the best essay
on "What are the best methods to dis--courage
Justice Id Midair.
Edward M. Greene of San Francises
has designed a novelty for the midwinter
fair to be held in that city which he
hopes will rival the Eiffel tower and the
Ferris wheel. It is a colossal statue of
Justice, 1.10 feet high, supporting an im
mense pair ot scales, the extremities of
which are cars holding 50 people each.
The beam is a truss 300 feet lone, oscil-
liating like a walking beam, thus lifting
the cars to a height of 350 feet.
"Gentle a the Bummer freeze."
I'd rather take a thrashing any time than take
a dose of pills," groanad a patient to whom the
doctor had prescribed physic. "I'd as lier be
s'ck with what ails me now, as to be sick with
"I don't think you've taken any of the pills I
prescribe, or you wouldn't dread the prescription
so," laughed the doctor. "I never use the old,
inside twisters jon have in mind, I use Dr.
Pietce's Pleasant Pcllents. They always make
me think of a part of an old hymn
' mild and lovely.
Gentle as the summer breeze.'
Ihs best thing of the kind ever invented. No
danger ot their making you sick. YouT hardly
know you've taken them. I wouldn't use any
other in my practice."
Castoria Is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
fcrerishncss. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend.
Castoria is an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children."
Dr. G. C. Osoood,
" Castoria is the best remedy for children of
which I em acquainted. I hope the day is not
far distant when mothers will consider the real
interest of their children, and use Castoria in
stead of the various quack nostrums which are
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agent down their throats, thereby sending
them to premature graves."
Dr. J. F. KnscBK.'oa,
The Centaur Company, TI
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Everything in the line of epriDg vehicles, and; the
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B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder.
Office and Shop 225 EighteenthcStreet
-AUkindsof Carpenter work . jgjeWty
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" Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as super ior to any prescription
known to me."
H. A. Archir, M. IX,
Hi So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, W. T.
' Our physicians in the children's depart
ment have spoken highly of their experi
ence in their outside practice with Castoria,
and although we only have among onr
medical supplies what is known as regular
products, yet we are free to confess that tha
merits of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon it."
United Hospital and DispsnaajaT,
Allin C Smith, Fret.,
Murr ay Street, New York City.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
e.tuuM eJI kind, of build