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THE AUG US. THUltSDAV, OCTOKER 5, 1893.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624 Second
Avenue, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. POTTEK.
Tbms Dally Sue per month; Weekly W.OO
par aanom; In ad ranee f I .SO.
All communication! of a critical or anrumenta
ttvs character, political or religions, most hare
real name attached for publication. No inch
articles will be printed orer fictitious signatures.
Vnoymons communications not noticed.
Correspondenee solicited from every township
la Rock Island county.
Thursday. October 5, 1893.
4.x Alabama sheriff went after a
fang of outlaws and potted thirteen.
It is said not to have been a particu
larly good day for outlaws, either.
Dr. Stevens, of Philadelphia, has
discovered that the soul is located at
the base of the brain. This may ac
count for the baseness of so many
souls we encounter.
The Behring sea decision has gone
against the United Mates. WelCthe
defeat is one that will never bring
ay hardship to the largo majority
of the American people.
In order to swim ashore a New
York man had to drop $1.0:0 in gold.
Many men have dropped more than
that while in the swim, and not for
the purpose of saving their lives,
The President' Letter.
LonisM'.Ie Courer-Jourt a'.
Presidint C'fV(!anJ" Mter to Gov.
Northen upon the niom-y iuetion
is characteristically straightforward
He wants a currency that will be
stable and safe in the hands of our
people:" a currency that will not
fhrink in the possession of the labor
er or farmer, and thus rob him of the
fruits of his toil. Ho wants a cur
rency whose dollars shall be equal at
home, and which will maintain our
full credit abroad. He wauts a cur
rency whose soundness vAW insure
investment and circulation, and pre
vent distrust and har.Hnjr.
He is a friend of silver, he declares,
but I believe its proper place in our
currency can only be tixed by a read
justment of our currency legislation
and the inauguration of a consistent
anil comprehensive financial scheme.
I think such a scheme can only be
entered upon profitably and hoju-ful-ly
after the repeal of the law which
is charged with all our tinancial we.
In the present state of public mind,
this law cannot be built upon nor
patched in such a way as to relieve
the situation. I am. therefore, oj
posed to the free and unlimited coin
age of silver by this country alone
and independently, and I am in fa
vor of the immediate and uncondi
tional repeal of the purchasing clause
of the so-called Sherman law."'
That is plain enough. Hofore a
consistent and comprehensive finan
cial scheme" providing for such a
currency can be inaugurated the im
mediate cause of the present disorder
must le removed, and free silver
coinage, if made a part of that
scheme, can not be undertaken by
this country alone and independent
ly without making impossible the
soundness and stability of the cur
rency' which it is the purjose of the
president and t lie democracy to in
pure. The closing paragraph of the Id
ler is particularly pertinent just
"I confess I am astonished by the
opjwsition in the senate to such a
prompt action as would relieve the
present unfortunate situation. My
daily prayer is that the delay occa
sioned by such opposition may not
be the cause of plunging the country
into deeper depression than it has
yet known, and that the democratic
party may not be justly held respon
sible for such a catatrophe."
Whatever the antiquated views of
the silver faction of the democrats in
the senate may be, it is certain that if
they should, by their alliance with the
republican and populist silver sena
tors, succeed in preventing the reeal
of the Sherman law, the country
would hold the democratic party re
sponsible and visit upon it its crush
ing condemnation. The republicans
are responsible for the existence of
the Sherman law: the democrats
would be responsible for its continu
ance. And woe to any party which
may be eonijielled to shoulder such a
Nature's Trotertion I'or I'nripe Fruit,
For protection from the animal world
immature fruits have develoiied a num
ber of interesting devices. Almost uni
versally "green" fruits bo harmonize
with surrounding color as to escape de
tection. In fact, the hazel nut is envel
oped in a leafy coat which renders it in
tonBpicnons. The nutritious albumen
of the seed is often fortified by such im
penetrable shells as those of the cocoa
nut and others. Perhaj there is a for
midable armament of prickles, as in the
chestnut, or etinjiing hairs, as is the case
with some pods.
Characteristic of immature fruits are
disagreeable taste and consistence.
Compare an unripe peach, sour and
stringy, with the same fruit in its lus
cious maturity. But all these contriv
ances fail to repel certain enemies of
growing fruits. The apple's inconspic
nousness, toughness and sourness are of
little avail against the young progeny of
the genus homo. J. Folsom in Pop
ular Science Monthly.
THE BOY IN THE MOW.
There glides through the barn's mammoth
A sweet scented hilltop of hay;
An athlete, with ttrenftth babbling-o'er.
Now flings It in forkfuls away.
Another is stowing ft back.
With white peai Is of toil on his brow.
And, treading the hay in his track.
Looms faintly the boy in the mow.
Through crevices often can he
View, past the old barn wall of brown
A river that leads to the sea, J
A railway that Srives to the town.
"Oh, when shall ti iy fortune make hay
In yon fields of t plendor, and how?
Twill wait for full many a day;
I'm only a boy in a mow."
A cloud like a Sag from the sky
Is splendidly sptead and unrolled;
The sun reaches d wn from on high
To fringe it with silver and gold.
"Oh, when will heaven's mercy my name
As bright as tho colors allow?
But earth has no f lory or fame
To waste on a be y in the mow."
A cloud in the we? t, like a pall.
Creeps upward t nd hangs in the light;
It carries a gloom aver all.
It looks like a Mart of the night.
With clamor the t iiundcrbolts swarm.
And trees bend in agony now;
" Tis thus too. th it poverty's storm
Would conquer l he boy in the mow!"
The cloud have f. mn into a dream.
The birds are dL-coursins in glee.
The smile of the s-in is agleam
On river and hil top and tree.
Look np to the hej.vens, little lad.
And then to your earth duties bow.
And seme day bot l worlds may be glad
To honor the boy from the mow!
Will Carieton n Youth's Companion.
A Newsdealer ray For a Libel.
A libel case sonn what similar to that
which Messrs. W. Kl. Smith successfully
defended the other day has just come
before one of the correctional courts in
Faris. M. de Sosn aisons, a former min
ister plenipotentiary of the French re
public at Hayti. a: present residing in
Paris, was annoyec at some comments
upon his conduct while in America that
appeared in the Ne .v York Tribune. The
article spoke vaguely of his having ac
quired a certain no oriety and of his be
ing irresponsible ft r his actions in the
eye of the law.
As the Xew York Tribune has no prop
erty in France. M. de Sesmaisons judged
it was useless to proceed against that
paper, but he decided to indict M. Bron
tano, the proprittor of the Anglo
American library in the Avenue de
rOpera. where cor ies of the offending
number were sold. The plaintiff asked
for 50.000 francs damages.
Without admitting so extravagant a
claim, the court condemned the unfor
tunate news agent who quite possibly
cannot read English, to pay 5,000 francs
to the plaintiff, as well as a fine of 100
francs, and to insert the terms of the
judgment in any lo newspapers M. de
Sesmaisons may select. London Xews.
An Alumirium Iticycle.
In a window on Fulton street there is
hung np for the ins tection of the passer
by a bicycle. It is susjieuded from a set
of scales and the indicator registers the
weight of the wheel as 13i pounds. This
is by far the lightest bicycle which has
been put on the market, and it-marks
another step in the evolution of
the old velijciied j toward the per
fect bicycle. It is made of alumin
ium, the metal tvhich has so late
ly become quite general in its use.
The cost of the wneel is considerably
more than that of t le steel ones now in
use. but after the rovelty lias worn off
the price will probably be reduced to
that of the hi-h gr ide wheels of today.
A great many pe ple have what they
call blue Monday that is, they do not
fell so well then as m other days of the
week. The cause is found in overeating
on Sunday. A good dinner is provided
and eaten, and the:i, instead of taking
the customary exercise, the man sits
about the house and reads or sleeps. Of
course he feels bad' y the next day. If
the same amount of exercise and kind of
diet were taken on Sunday as all other
days, there would le no such thing as a
blue Monday. Philadelphia Record.
More Than Money.
"Mister," he said to a restaurant man
on Randolph street, "I've lost me wallet
through your front grating. Kin I go
down after it?"
"Boy, don't bother me."
"But I want me wallet."
"I'll bet you didn': have 10 cents in it."
"I know I didn't, but it's de private
papers of no use to any one but the
owner dat I want to recover."
He was i?rniitted to recover. Detroit
A Greek peasant
of jEgina recently
nificent statue bur
upon which had bee:
and which he had
was sold to a bric-a-it
to London, wher
bought by the Brit
the sum of 0,500.
iving on the island
discovered a mag
ed in the ground.
i a small j'lantation
leared. The statue
jrac dealer, who sent
i it has just been
sh government for
In Physical Edu
Gulick argues that 1
muscles it is jossibh
sections of the brain,
special reference to
sons, whose mental c
ion, might beiinpro
of muscular exercise
cation Dr. Luther
y exercising certain
to develop certain
His argument lias
feeble minded per-
oudition, in his opin
ed by the right kind
Among the exhibits in the show win
dow of a New York dental establish
ment is a fancy border around the other
objects displayed that is made of nearly
6,000 teeth, which have been pulled from
The nobles of Spai l claim the right of
appearing in the p:-esence of the king
with their hats on to show that they are
not so much subject to him as other
A piece of ancient wooden water pipe
which was unearthe d recently in New
Britain, Conn., is cl limed to have been'
nearly two centuries old.
The little town of Yaleta, on the Rio'
Grande in Texas, is t aid to be the oldest
settlement in the Un ted States.
SHREWD BARNEY BIGLIN.
It Was Politic For Illni Not to Know Fx
Most of the stories worth printing
about the famous Chicago convention of
1SS0 have been ; ublished, but here is one
that seems to Tr- new: Ex-Judge Ditten
hoefer was in Chicago working against
Grant and a third term. Bernard Bigr
lin was there iu the interest of Grant.
Both were old jiersonal friends. The
night before the balloting began Biglin
and two others were appointed a com
mittee to look after several southern
delegations, among them being the Ken
When Bi-jlin and his associates ar
rived at the Kentucky headquarters, they
found that Dittenhoefer had got ahead
of them. He had the floor and was de
livering n strong speech against Grant,
saying, among other things, that Grant
could not carry New York. Biglin saw
that Dittenhoefor's remarks were having
great weight, and he realized that he
was no match for him as a talker. What
to do to break the force of Dittenhoefer 'a
speech was the problem that confronted
Biglin. This was the method he se
lected. In the midst of DittenhoeferV
peroration Biglin called out in loud
voice. "Who is that man';"
"Why, he is ex-Judge Dittenhoefer of
Now York." said :i member of the Ken
"Oh, no; that's net Judge? Dittenhoe
fer." sr.il Bigi-.n. ' I know Judge Ditten-liocfi-r
well. This lusui may protend to
be r.ittenhoefer to strangers, but lie
knows better than to try to work any
such r;:cket with New Yorkers. I toil
you he' a fraud."
Biglsn's remarks i:;ade a sensation.
Sus' icii.r.s glances were oast at Ditten
hoefer by i::'-mbors cf the Kentucky del
egation. The f r:rer got red in the face
and va'.ked up to Biglin. 'Barney," he
said, holding out his hand, "that's a
pretty good joke of yours, not to know
"Joke." shouted fci'-jlm in contempt.
"It's iu joke, 1 can teil yon. I will jr.st
bet you that you are not Judre Dit
tenhoefer of New York." Biglin flour
ished a $-0 bill in Dittenhoefor's face.
Of course he had to accept the chal
lenge. The money was put up in the
hands of a lnemixr of the delegation.
Dittenhoefer hurried away to get some
one to identify him. When he returned,
Biglin had disappeared, likewise the
stakeholder. After the convention Dit
tenhoefer met Biglin in the hotel corri
dor. "What did you mean." he said,
"by saying you did not know me that
night at the Kentucky headquarters?"
"What did you mean," said Biglin,
"by saying t hut Grant could not carry
"That was politics," answered Ditten
"Well." said Biglin, "it was politics
my not knowing yon.'
Dittenhoefer and Biglin arc? still
friends. New York Press.
What lie Helped At.
The congressman was telling stories.
"It was on me once," he said. "I had
a friend who was dry as a humorist, but
not always dry as a drinker, and when
he was full he did foolish things. One
of these was to buy a jackass for ."oo,
and when he sobered up and knew what
he hud done he sold him back to the
original seller for $i00. Naturally the
loss of 100 made him sore, and he did
not like to le twitted about it. One day
I saw him on a mule waiting in front of
a store, and I spoke to him. lie was
just full enough to lo serious.
' 'Hello,' I said, and he responded with
" 'You are a judge of that sort of ani
mal yon are riding, aren't you?
" 'I don't know that I am particularly
so, he said earnestly.
" 'I thought you were in the business.'
" 'No, I ain't."
" 'Didn't you buy a jack for $.j00 not
"The crowd that had gathered gig
gled, and he looked more serious than
" "Yes I did.' he answered solemnly.
" 'What did you do with him?" I asked,
with a wink at the crowd to be ready.
"He looked at me solemnly.
'"Ihelj.ed elect him to congress,' he
said, without a smile, and the howl that
went up made me seek shelter in the
nearest place that could be found."
Detroit Free Press.
Methods of Communication
Among the Indians.
The Picturesque of Eloquence. Thoughts
KxprPMHHl In Silence. How Indian His
tory Is Preserved. Letter from an In
dian about Kickapoo Indian Sagwa.
The sltrn language ot the Indians is a
wonderful thing. Two Indians different in
their speech as a German and a Spaniard
will readily communicate with each other.
It is the picturesque of eloquence to watch
an Indian addresinK n council and without
speaking a word, iimkiiighis inclining clear
to all present lv wt.m.
Historic and nil written communications
are made by pictures'. The fumilv history
of a chief will be painted on a tepee. The
following i-i a specimen of this method of
The "letter" wns written bv Kef.-el-SAH-WE,
"The one w ho know secrets" a Kick
apK lndiitn Medicine Man.
Sl'EelMKX OK hi HV I.ETTFU WRITIXO.
The above letu r t .';uwl li.-- u i.ilow:
"The Imtiant WVr . t 'fir trn'te brtherx
ii'irers, leuret, wt ami irk, mmle by the
$un, the ttart, aii'f the rain (nntnre.) If the
vhite brother is sicl;thij irj.7 maUehim stronger
thnn the bear trho trill full btfre him."
"S.ujwa" in a metlieine wor.l meanim
jrooit or be-t. and siirninV' "b-t Tiiclicine."
Here are the sincere Matcmcnt: of a no
ble son of a trrand race.
Kvery word is true.
Catlih, the highest authority on the In.
diaus and who lived aiiioiiir them for
years, says the word of n it Indian can al
ways Ik; relied upon." and he is ritfht.
Here is proof of the genuine value of
Kickapoo Indian Sngwa.
More is a letter from a f ardiffercnt source.
The following is fnim the 1'roressor of
Physiological Chemistry ut Yale College
and this scientist says :
"After a chemical analii of In Han Saytca
I find it to be an Extra-1 of Root, Bart,
ami ITerbs of Valuable Kerne Hal Action
with no Mineral or olc Deleterious Admix
tures." Heed the teachins- of these letters.
Take Nature's Remedy in teason. If vour
Mood is impure and your skin is marked
by pimples, blotches an I iKiils; if you,
have dull pains in your back and side; if
your appetite is poor; if you do not get
sound, refreshing sleep, io necessarv to
your health and strength, you are in ban
ger. These, and other symptoms are the
warnings of nature.
Arouse yourself, and drive off thecnemv
Arm yourself witli kickapoo In. linn ifaar
wa build up your stem by its ue uuX
all danger is averted.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa an I other Kick,
npoo Indian medicines contain only the.
products of the field and lorest, nature's
own vegetable growth of roots, barks and
herb, and of necessity are free from all
mineral poisons whatever, because the
Indians have no knowledge of them, de
pending wholly upon nature's laboratory
for their resources and upon their bkill,
born of centuries of experience.
KICKAPOO INDIAN SACWA
's sold by Druggists and Medicine Dealers Only,
$1 perBott!;, 6 for $5.
LABOR. TIME, MONEY
Dae it your own way.
li ia the best Soap made
For V ashing Machiu nee.
WARNQCX & RALSTON.
Unman Imitations of Vegetables.
Referring to the fact that the human
head is eometinies facetiously and ir
reverently spoken of as "a cocoanut,"
the Boston Transcript remarks that sci
entists have recently discovered a re
markable resemblance between the shell
of .the fruit and the shell of the human
brain. Then it quotes a French scien
tific iriodical to prove that there is a
wonderful likeness between other hu
man organs and vegetable products.
For example, the meat of the English
walnut is a close copy of the form and
convolutions of the brain; plums and
cherries are like the eye; almonds are
shaied like the nose; the ear is brought
to mind by an opened oyster and shell;
in a mammoth squas-h the entire body
may be traced; the open hand is found
in growing scrub willow and celery, and
the heart is seen in the German turnip
and the eggplant.
"Your Mocey or Your tift !"
Snch a demand, at the mooth of a "six -;Hoct
cr,"K.''n man thinking preity lively: With a
little more th'nking, there would be less suffer
inz. Think of the terrible retu'.ts of neglected con
sumption! which mUht easily be averted by the
timely use of Nature's Great Specific, Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery.
Consumption, which is Lung scrofula, is a con
stitutional disease, and requirt s Just such a thor
oueh and effectual constitutional remedy! Taken
In time, before the lung-tissues are wasted, it is
guaranteed a radical cure! Equally certain in
all scrofulous affections and blood disorders.
Large bottles, one dollar, of any druggist.
The Bishop What did you think, of my
sermon on the life eternal?
She After I had heard it I no longer
doubted that there was an eternitr. Club
VHEN YOU YfSIT
ii leys FAIR
Do not iorget to see the ex
hibit of the General Elec
tric Company in the Elec
tricity Building, t e Intra
mural Railway equipped
with General Electric Com
pany's apparatus, the Elec
tric Launches equipped
with Central Electric Com
pany's motors, and the Gen
eral Electric company's Arc
Lighting Plant and Power
Generators in Machinery
Joiin Vollt & Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kinds of wood work (or balldsrs.
Eighteenth SL bet. Third and Fourth vranea,
Sustain Home Indust
Calling for Rock Islan
Brewing Co., Beer.
The Best Beer Made,
On Tap everywhere.
Thp V7rrlr Iclonri Rt-ovwlnrr C
i r a a . m . " "
ors to ueorge Wagners Atlantic Brewerv
Huber's City Brewery and Raible & Sten'4
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Jnrvw
Bottling Works, has one of the most comple
Brewing establishments including Bottling de
partment in the country. I he product is
very best. Beer is bottled at the brewery a:
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and rri;
be ordered direct from the head offices o- W
line avenue by Telephone.
TeleDaone 1098. 231 Twentieth stree
Established 1SS0 19M3.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by buying your Crockery, Glassware, Cm
lery, Tinware, Woodware, and Brushes, at tte Old a: i
Reliable 5 and 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. JttlTSCH'S. 1314 Third art
SEITERS & ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS
All Kinds ot Carpenter WoTk Done.
General jobbing done on short notice and eanaractlon pnarsxteed.
Offl&a'svn Short Tgl Twlfth Strt. ROCK ISLAND
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Genu Fine Shoes a Specialty. Eepairing done neatly and prompt'y.
A share of Toar patronsge respectfully solicited.
1618 Second Avenue, Kock I-.ard. I
R O.Hudson. M. J. Paeki:
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS
J1 kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estid
iuTBisnea wnen aesirl.
Shop cor. First ave. and Seventeenth et. Rock Island
Roek Island Brass Foundrv
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
All kinds of brass, bronae and aluminum brocae casting, all shades and tenure
a specialty ot brags metal pattern and artistic work.
SHor s kd Cnict-At ihi First avcr.ue.tear Ferry landing. . Kl OK Ki
J. MAGER, Propria
J- IH CHRISTY,
k.iiui of m:mi m '
Ask Your Grocer for Thorn.
"The Christy "Otstbb" rii Vlr.r.j '
The thorough instruction given at this School is TeriSed by mjrejlhan 1100 d:3eror.t E-
using their Students.
112 and 114 East Second Street, DAVENPORT, 10
Opera lEXo use Saloon
GEORGE 8CHAFER, Proprietor.
U01 Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth Street, Opposite Harper's Tbe:e-
The choicest Wine. Liquors, Beer and Cigars always on
Fra Lunch Kvery Day
Sandwiches Furnlstied on Sbort '