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THE AliGUS. MONDAV. OCT015E11 2, 1893.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1824 Second
Avenue, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
JNtON B 3BLABEt
TO THE BITTER END.
Tnuri-Daily soc per month; Weekly M.00
fsir Bom; in advance $1 .50.
Ail coraMunlcations of a critical or aiyuroenta
tr character, political or religions, must have
real name attached for publication. No anch
article will be printed over fictitious signatures,
enoymous communications not noticed.
uorrespomlenee solicited from every township
id Rock Island roantv.
Monday, October 2. 1893.
Xiteue are di9iual omens of impend
ing war in the assembling of the
peace congress in Chicago. Hereto
fore the pentln philanthropist ha9
proclaimed the dawn of an era of uni
versal peace on the eve of such ter
rible conflicts as those which shook
Europe in the German-Austrian and
later in the Franco-Prussian war. It
is one of those pleasant dreams which
always go by contraries.
A Denver Methodist preacher who
was receiving a salary of $5,000 per
snnum, startled his congregation a
few Sundays ago by the announce
ment that until times improved he
should servo them for one-fifth of
what they had agreed to pay him.
The namo of ihis hero is Kobert
Mclntyre. He seems to have caught
the spirit of that text which dis
cusses faith without works.
An Italian chemist warns young
women that the kissing of pot an
inals is likely to bring trouble, the
pet animals often having dangerous
microbes. At the same time comes
the word that the kissing of a Huffalo
bride has resulted in a spreading of
diphtheria. It will soon be neces
sary for ladies who must bestow os
enlatory caresses to have them trans
ferred to the object of their affections
Muting the t'nuw.
The Chicago Tribune, at once the
lending and ablest republican paper
in the country, still refuses to charge
the democratic party with bringing
on the panic. "We "have had," savs
the Tribune, in reply to Senator
White of California, '-in the last few
months a semi-panic in business, with
a terrible financial stringency, which
was clearly and manifestly due to
fear growing out of continued pur
chases of silver under the Sherman
law without any buying of gold with
which to sustain the parity of the
two metal.-. We see a general agree
ment among the business men of the
Inilic States that the purchasing
clause of the Sherman law is charge
able with causing the panic, and
therefore ought to be repealed. And
this majority includes about all the
intelligent people to the country ex
cept a few silver mine owners who
are deluded with the idea that free
coinage would raise the price of sil
ver and thereby increase the' mining
The Tribune might have gone fur
ther and instanced the financial and
industrial revival that at once fol
lowed the action of the lower branch
of congn-ss in stopping free coinage,
liusiness men at once took confidence,
and had the senate done likewise tin;
revival would have been general. I
I Ins indicates conclusively enough
that business men attribute the
stringency, simply and solely, to tne
J'he October number of McC'l tire's
magazine oiens with a paper by Kob
ert 1. Porter, on that incomparable
wit, orator and I'nited Statesman,
Thomas 15. Heed, of Maine, and the
Cjuntry at large. The Shakespear
ean face anil head of Mr. Heed con
front you as a frontispiece. You sec
him iiere. in lHC.lt, at graduation
time; in 101, on entering the navv;
on the 17t!i of July, lK'.Ci; and "At a
Window in Portland," dav 'fore ves
terday. After you look at that fast,
even j. M. Ilarrie and his "Window
in Thrums" will drop to second place
in your affections. Mr. Porter has,
written of Mr. Ileed in a straight,
English sort of way, that goes right
to the spot. He tells us many hith
erto unknown interesting things of
Mr. Peed, among them that "The
Fear of Death" was the subject of Mr.
lieed's first oration. ."; years ago.
Mr. lleed is a great novel reader. Mr.
Porter tells us, anil while Thomas
Kecd loves Thackcry he thinks
Charles Peade "the best storv-teller
that ever wrote Knglish." Mr.
Keed has earned the right to indulge
in the luxury of such an opinion as
that. Hut Balzac he places above all
the writers of fiction, lial.ac is the
Maine catapult's intellectual brother.
And, strange to say, Halzacand Heed
look wonderfully alike and they are
both master men. The pictures
which accompany it show "Heed's
House." the "Pentagon Club,"
"Heed's Birthplace." "Library,'"
"Favorite Hoom," and a "Portland
View" from the roof of Mr. Heed's
house. This article is followed by
the immensely popular "Human Doc
uments," in which we have, besides
Mr. Heed, four photos of Frances K.
Willard, from back of 185!) down to
1893; Edgar Wilson Nye ("Bill"),
from 1870 to 1893, which are bound
to astonish you, for it is hardly pos
sible to believe the Bill Nye of 1870
and 1878 is the same whom we know.
Think of Nye with a full beard!
Then come seven photos of that true
prose poet, George v . Cable, from
the age of 9. 1853, down to 1892.
The Deadly Fe id That Grew From a Small
It is a hamlet, of 20 houses 80 people
nestling again it the side of a mountain
whose tree covered crest is almost hidden
from sight by the dark blue vapor which
has hung there for centuries. To the rail
ings on the north and east side of the hum
ble inn are hitohed a score of horses and
mules. About the inn are 12 or 15 men, on
the steps of tho general store opposite are
as many more, nonresidents of the town,
but living fa tt e county. A stranger would
find himself w anderlng if the two crowds
were strangers to each other, and if so why
the majority of the men should mutter and
scowl as they looked across the narrow
At 1 o'clock p. m. the crowd at the Inn
moves np the street to the schoolhouse.
Ten minutes later it is followed by the
other. Now we know what has brought
these men from their homes 5, 10 or 15 miles
away. Here a -e the lawyers, principals
and witnesses i i a lawsuit. The justice of
the peace takts his seat with becoming
dignity, thoug'i his countenance betrays
anxiety, and coirt is opened. It is the case
of Rives versus Whitrv both small farmers.
Each has secun d the best legal counsel he
could, and the number of witnesses are
pretty evenly d vided.
Here are two of the oldest and strongest
families in the county. They have been
friends for three generations. They have
borrowed and lent, sat at each other's ta
bles, attended the same church, looked up
on each other us relatives. Farmer Rives'
mule goes astiay and brings up among
Farmer White's corn. It is a large field,
and the corn is scarcely worth hauling
away to a marl et. The damage, therefore,
is not worth mentioning. Farmer Rives
comes and demands his mule. Both men
were close frien Is up to that moment. Hu
man nature has its "off"' days. Farmer
Vhite is nettled and asks for damages, and
two minutes Liter the men are ready to
kill each other. A crowd bound for town
rides up, and blows are struck, and the
law is appealed to. A family friendship
which runs bat k for almost a century is
broken by a word. Rives and White
fought side by side at Stone River, Cliicka
manga. Franklin and on other fields of
battle. Their grandfathers fought side by
side at Cowpen. and King's Mountain and
Yorktown. Tl eir grandmothers fed the
troopers of Marion, the Swamp Fox, and de
fied the rough riders of Tarleton. All this
is forgotten as the case is opened and the
witnesses take t he stand.
There is no jury, though the justice
doubtless fervei.tly wishes that there was,
that the responsibility might be shifted
from his should -re. The witnesses exhibit
a bitterness of feeling to surprise you. The
question at lssie is who struck the first
blow. There is rank perjury on oth sides,
and it is with ci nsiderable reluctance that
the justice gives his decision. To an out
sider carefully f illowing the cjise, it seems
just and legal. Farmer White is adjudged
guilty of the ch.irge of assault and battery
and lined a uomimil sum. He is chagrined
and indignant -.hat the case went against
him, while the t ther faction is displeased
that he was let .ff so easily. Men mutter
and Klare at eaih other across the room.
The lawyers advise that the line be paid
and a reconciliation effected, but their
words are wasted. There is Siotice of appeal
and angry talk, and the serious look on the
xaceof the justice is proof that he realizes
what his decision may result in.
the factions d not mix asthevco out.
I he witnesses fe H all the hatred and ani
mosity firing the hearts of the principals,
and they avoid each other and look sullen
and vindictive. One crowd rides away, and
after half an hour the other takes the" same
road. 1 he storekeeper has sold a shotcun.
iwo revolvers an 1 half a dozen boxesof cur-
tndges today. This is the ln-giuuiiig of the
iiives- lute feu 1.
j t;iii er Iiasses ttmiv. hitmiira
Kives and lutt have passed the aire of till
Alley are white 1 aired and wrinkled. The
one limps from a bullet hole in his thiirh:
me otner lias liu , little use of his left arm
because of a spl ntered bone. Roth shots
were received fnm ambush and meant to
kill. Ihere have been othtir shots tired
from behind tre-s arid rocks, but the bul
lets flew wild. 1 lingham was a witness for
Rives. He was ambushed and killed dur
ing the first three months. Thatcher was
a witness lor Wh te. He was ambushed and
killed a week afier the death of Rinirhani
Stebbius.Carson, Parslne, Williams. Brown
..Tl . . . '
mi vw i ue -f.es anu an (lead, liives
had two sons, and they were shot down
while at work in the field. White had a
son and ilaught ?r. The sou disappeared
one day, and hit- bones have never been
lounu. Ihe daughter was shot oil her
norse while riding home from town.
vcnijr miT uif not arnica a uozen
houses to the liai llet. The inn stands here
just the same, and across the street is the
same store, thouj. h they may have changed
proprietors two or three times. There are
no loungers at e.ther place. It is n peace
ful summer day, and the straggling street
it clear of all lift when two old men ride
into town from opposite directions nnd
meet in front ol the inn. It is an unex
pected meeting, jioth seem a little flurried
for a moment, buo t hen they ride closer and
"Let us dismount nnd have it out,"
"I'm agreed!" i the ready reply.
They have no firearms, but they have
keen, cruel knivts which have been kept
sharpened fur yen rs. There is no waiting.
They are no soo ler on the ground than
they eagerly advance upon each other and
begin to cut and slash. Not a word is ut
teredneither cries out as the other' In if..
drinks blood. It is over In-fore any one
knows that it had liegun. When the alarm
is given, the villa jers rush to the spot, but
only to find the men deadtwo old, gray
haired men, cut and slashed and lying dead
in a pool of blood.
"It is Rives am. White, and this is the
end of their feud " whisper half a dozen
men as they look down upon the bodies.
Yes, this is the end. It could not go fur
ther. Murder or disease has wiped out the
justice,-the lawyers, the principals and
the witnesses, and iu some cases all their
children. There is no oue left to go into
ambush no one to come riding along and
topple o(T his horse a corpse at the report
of the shotgun loa led with slugs.
Didn't Want to lie Cramped.
"Speaking of wealth," said Frank Ham
lin, a son of Hannibal Hamlin, "I was in
my brother's law office at Ellsworth and
drew up the papers in the little trade of
Mr. Vanderbilt when he purchased his
elegant cottage on Mount Desert at Bar
"The price to be paid for the cottage was
t200,000, and the o .vner wanted his money
within 30 days. 'I -.rill give you two notes,'
said Mr. Vanderbilt, for $100,000 each, both
payable in the next 30 days, but I would
rather the first one should not be drawn
for at least 15 dajs, as I am buying tho
cottage out of my pocket money, and I do
Dot wish to be crar iped.' The nanera wpp
I rawg.M,tbe New Yorker wanted them."
new xor& f ress.
Clerkley Isn't this earlier than your
usual time ror going home?
Borkley Yes, but my wife said if I
came out by the 8:45 she'd meet me with
'I didn't know you kept a horse and
"Eer er it's a baby and carriage."
"Madam," said the tramp, "I've got to
get to jersey city tonight. Can't you assist
"No, I haven't time, but I'll lend you my
dog. He's a great help to tramps when
they want to make space. Sic 'im, Tige!"
said the kma lady. Harper s Bazar.
He There's the most miserable man vou
ever saw. He married a rich girl that he
aidn t love.
bhe Jlow pitiful! hat is the chief
cause of his nnbappiness?
He She allows him only $10 a week.
Detroit Free Press.
"Yonr Money or Your Lift r
Mien a demand, at tne mouth of a "eix-?h(K.t
er, sets a man thinking preity lively! With a
little m re thniklng:, there would be less suffer
Hunk of the terrible re-u ts .f neglected con-
sumpt'on! ahich mL'ht easily be averted by the
timely nsc or Nature's Grent Spec tic, Dr.Fiercc'i
tiolih-n Medical PMCuvery.
Consumption, which is Lung scrofula, is a con
stltntional disease, and reqnin s Just such a thor
ough and eff ctual constitutional remedy! Taken
In time, before the lung-tissues are was'ed, it is
guaranteed a radical cure! Equally certain In
all scrofulous affections and blood disorders.
Large bottles, one dollar, of any druggist.
Fits All fits stopped free by Dr
Kline a dreat erve Restorer. No
fits after the llrst day's use. Marvel
ous cures. Treaise'and 2 trial hot
tie free to tit cases. Send to Dr
Kline, 931 Arch street, Philadelphia
ra lor sale by all drup-jnsts; call
Almost everybody hnows that cood
lint can calv t2 had by using; strictly
ire Whita Lead. The rfiffir,,it-Tr
You have noticed
tha: some houses always seem to need
re? tinting ; they look dingy, rusted,
faied. Others always look bright,
claaa, frjsh. The owner of the first
"economizes" with "cheap" mixed
paints, ct; ; the second paints with
The first sounds three times as much
for paint i.i r.ve years, and his build
ings never look cs well.
lacic ol cars ta selecting it. The fol
lowing brands r.re strictly pure White
Lead, " Old Dutch " process ; they are
standard and well known established
by the test of years :
" Southern" " Red Seal"
" Collier " " Shipman"
For anv color ( other than whitel tint
the Strictly Pure White Lead with
National Lu.i Company's Pure White
Lead Tinting Colors, and you will have
tha best paint that it is possible to put
on a building.
For sale t-y the most reliable dialers in
If you an peine to pint. it will pay you
to send to us for a book containing informa
tion that may save you -.nany r dollar ; it
will only cost you a postal card to do so.
NATIONAL LEAD CO.,
1 Hrra '.way, Sew Y rfc
and Fifteenth Streets.
Eye ard Ear Specialist
And so'.e proprietor of th .Tar-konvi'.le Eye
a d Kar Inlirmary, will visit
- AT TnE
TUESDAY, OCT. ?rd,
End remain until Friday niirht Ctli. nnd ninke
return Isits i nee a n on li.
Is it Gradually Growing Duller?
Catarrh Causes it Stop
Mr. Peterson's ease illustrates the
danger of allowing these troubles to
run on, and should be carefully read
very large per cent of these eases
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 by the
physicians of the Scott Medical In
stitute have been in the restoratiti
of hearing lost or dulled from ca
tarrhal extension. It is follv to wait
for a trouble like this to get well it
self. It don't get well, but alwavs
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.
ir. w nson ami ins nieiiical asso
ciates cure all cases of deafness
caused by catarrh.
IeafnesB anl Kinging Noises.
S. A. TETEKSOX,
Andover, 111 .
Mr. Fetcrson savs 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. reterson if it is not so.
To the I'lililic.
Dr. Wilson has reported a case
like the foregoincr, each week or two.
for the past three years in the tri-
citv papers. In the case of Mr.
Peterson, Dr. Wilson would state, he
has lived in Rock Island county for
over 30 years. He is director" of a
tire insurance company, and is also
connected with the management of
Augustana college. Is he a man to
be relied on? Let the public iuJ"e,
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 Scott Medical Institute. Can
they be relied on as telling the truth?
Let the public judge.
L'r. mlson has noticed a senseless
tirade against him by a voting 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 baby
lirm no more in print. Today he
says the same thing. It is no pleas
ure fur us to work for nothing.
Dr. W llson has business interests
it stake in this stat". The blowing
lirm" have nothing to lose here
nothing that can be touched there-
lure e uecune 10 "iinrk where we
:m not bile."'
uii.-on wisnes to announce
to the general public that his diplo
ma is registered witn the county
clerk in tluscitv and shows be b;4
practiced medicine years before
jreat lirm" entered
He will straighten the first case of
Cross Eves that applys fijee of
ither of this
U t 11 1 .
.iiuiiKi e cuniieseenti in answer
this "great lirm" in tho nmnnor in
which thev assailed the Scott Medi.
al Institute, we could bring forward
1 ...1. : I t i , i
1'iiiui, which no nave neiti in our
possession for months. that
would make them beat a hasty re
treat from our city, or wish they had
never openeil llns discussion.
II- ll-M . , , ,
j'i. nson s pum has alwavs oeen
"let our patients talk for us.'" And
when he has to "blow his own horn"
for the sake of deceiving the public.
will take down the sign "Scott
In si it ute
Docs this look
Treatment, $5 a month
and close his bus-
reliable? Let the
charge. Send word to
Dr. Coffee hastrenttil over 700 i.tin' in
Roekfonl nnd Kroepor! anil over loo In aud about
Ittilena Co suliation free on first trin.
He will straighten CROSS or SOl'INT EYES In
Ileinoves CATARACT 'n two minutes.
Vturyplmic or 111m over tlie eyes -one minute,
t-ldectiiny two minutes.
Tumine in or out of lids nnd wild hairs, etc..
removed (juii kly.
Stopnlntr of l.uehrvmnl (tearl Duet, rniii-inir n
overflow of tears permanently cured.
l OlyUIIS Tlllliors ill no-e or am removed In !
Oncninc of the Eustachian Tnbo leailtmr fmm
throat to ear in two minutes.
Removing Tonsils and Clinuiiic Uvula, oce
Bvery one of the above ODerations I nerform
excent cataract, and oaltents oin pa home with.
CATARACT. PTERYGISNE (for film over the
sight), Opocities of Cornea, blindness weak.
watery eyes, grannla cd lids, chronic red sore
oyer, wild hairs, entropium or turning in of eye
Udsyliseases of lachrymal duct (tear duct), tu
mors of eye. cxtcmation of eve hall. All nr.
gical diseases of Ihe eye mid Kb nerves.
AlLlt AJl) UUKU.MC NASAL CATARRH
ill all its forma cured nerm&nentlv. OzAtni,
polypus, tumors, hawking and spittlnir. enlarged
tonsils, loss of voice, sranulated tore throat,
DEAFNESS I can cure 60 per cent of these
cases. Can tell In five minutes if curable. I
enre many cases In one treatment.
rvotSKS IN BARS I can cure In ever cae.
DISCH AFGIG EARS I can cure in every case
BRONCHITIS AND LUNG TROUBLE cored
from catarrh can be cured.
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Refitted and renovated under new management,
on the European plan.
Room rates SI a day and upward. '
Restaurant eqnal to tho beat in the city at mod
btreet cars from all R. R. stations and (team
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Roek Island Savings Bank,
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Open d T from 9 a. m. to 8 p. m., and Satnrday evenings from : to J o'ckcK.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Persca
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A share of your patronage respectfully solicited.
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CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All Wn m r . .
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bhop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth et, Rock Island
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Plans and specifications furnished n all classes of work; also aeent for Wilkr s I' in- :
b'ldins Bllnds.sometbine new. atvlish md rioairiahl ft
City 'Bus and Express Line.
Telephone Rock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or espw
wagon and you will receive prompt attention,
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