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fl UK AIKiUS. Fill PAY. OOTOBEi: (, 1S93.
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fKIDAY. OCT. ti. 1S93.
Oxf.-tiiii1 of the telegraph opera
tors in England aro women.
Tiuisty million steel pens are sol.l
in tlie I'niteil States every rear.
F.KiiiTV-Kir.iiT fourth-elass post
masters were appointed on Monday.
(JoVF.KNuK M Kinlkv. the j'tval
apot!e of protection, has Mieaked
out of a joint debate with Larry Neal.
MeKiiiley is always willinp; to'ilehate
if no denioerat lias a elianee to i-eplv.
Chicago N i:ws-l!F.( n;n: It is un
derstood that a combination ha been
efTeeted betneeti Senator rainier,
tJen. Iilaek and Mr. l)uborov. This
is a pretty tronir team, but we ee
no reason just now to suspeet that it
Will to any marked decree teaze the
C'oiubinat ion entered into some time
airo by (Inner C'le eland and Heiija
in in T. Cable.
Seeking Fortunes In the Johnstown Ruin.
Willie WOrkltien Wi tnl-inT
of the rivet Vd near the stone bridge
iney ronini the skrleton of a flood vic
tim. A larirO nnmllfr (f men nra ot
work every day and also at night in the
bed of the river in a search for valu
ables. Local officers say that the craze has
reached such a pitch that the river K-d
is seldom deserted at any hour of the
day or night now. every find of any
valne being magnified until the fever
has canght every idler in the place and
several who have given np steady em
ployment at snre pay to seek their for
tunes among the remains of those who
lost their lives and belongings in the
Some valuable finds have been made,
two of them during the last 2-1 hours.
One man caino upon a crock buried in
the sand, with its cover on, in which he
for.nd IS solid silver spoons, 12 solid sil
ver forks and a heavy silver cup inlaid
with gold. Another found a package of
gold eagles mixed with same $ gold
pieces, in all $::(), wrapped in what was
either a woolen cloth or an old stocking,
which was rotted to a pulp in most
places. Three prospectors, who have
Leen digging in partnership, have taken
out spoons, forks, silverware, jewelry,
vases and in several instances valuable
unbroken cut glass pieces, and have al
ready sold more than $;S00 worth of the
etnff to dealers in Pittsburg.
One of the ghastliest mementos which
the finder is preserving as a relic is a
plain gold ring, close to the frame of
most of the hand, from which the flesh
has long been gone, the ring lieing kept
on by the finger being crooked and the
joint not having fallen apart at the an
gle. There are three fingers on the hand
left, evidently those of a lady, as the
ring would probably not have been worn
by a child, and the skeleton is too small
for a man. Johnstown Cor. Pittsburg
Complications In South Florida.
A good story comes from the Manatee
river. A man named Westfield had a
quarrel with his wife, and they decided
to separate, dividing their household
goods between them. Westfield took his
portion of thepooda to his boat, but aft
er thinking awhile over the matter de
cided that his wife had the lest of the
bargain, which so etyaged him that he
took an ax and went back to the house
and broke up her portion. The woman
swore out a warrant for him next day,
and Westfield engaged a promising youiig
attorney of Braidentown to defend Lim.
lAlter investigating the case the lawver
decided that his client was in a had box,
80 he advised him to make up with his
wife and try to stop the prosecution.
This the man succeeded in doing, but
the county authorities refused to let the
matter be dropped. So the lawyer then
advised him to kidnap his wife and baby
and sail to Cinnabel island.
The matter was arranged for the next
night. The woman was escorted to the
boat, where her husband was awaiting
her, by the lawyer and a constable whom
he had engaged to assist him. The law
yer and constablo then returned to the
Jiouse for the baby, but by mistake they
"got another woman's baby, and the mis
take was not discovered until the boat
was well on its way to CinnaM. The
man was afraid to return for the right
baby, thinking that he would be arrest
ed and prosecuted. This happened sev
eral days ago, .and the woman whose
baby was stolen will not reconcile her
self to the exchange and proposes to
have the young lawyer prosecuted for
kidnaping. He is in a terrible state of
mind and swears that he will never
practice law again. Tampa (Fla.) Times.
The Jaffa-Jerusulrni Kullway.
Rather a striking illustration of how
trade and money getting make strange
bed fellows is furnished by the Jaffa
Jerusalem railway. The concession for
the railway was obtained by a native of
Jerusalem, it was built by a French
company, while the engines and car
riages, manufatured in the United
States, run over rails made in Belgium,
and most of the remunerative part of
the passenger traffic is drawn from
British tourists. London Tit-Bits.
Swing high and awing low
While the breezes they blow.
It's off for a sa: lor thy father would go.
And it'a here in t he harbor In sieht of the sea
Bo hath left hlj wee ttbe with my song and
Swing high and swing low
While the bree '.es they blow! 1
Swing high and swing low
While the bree: es they blow.
It'a oh for the w siting as weary days go!
And It'a oh for tie heartache that smlteth zne
I sing my song over and over again:
"Swing high an i swing low
While the bree: es they blow!"
"Swing high a ad swing low," the se slng
And it waileth anon in its ebb and its flow.
And a sleeper sle ps on to that song of the sea,
Nor recketh he over of mine or of me!
"Swing high an 1 swing low
While the breez ;s they blow.
Twas off for a sailor thy father would go!"
Engene Fiel i in Chicago News-Record.
The Kaffir Thought It a Joke.
I once took some Kaffirs from their
desolate island home in the Himalayan
gorges beyond the mountain ranges to
the more civil zed south. Like most
savages, they looked with stupid indif
ference at the marvels about them, and
once onlv were thev excited bv an inci
dent which opened their eyes to what
they considered a most extraordinary
and unnatural t tate of things.
They were d escending a road when
one of them chanced to remark that he
was hungry, ai d the English "sahib"
bought him s. me food at a wayside
6hop. The Kaflir saw the money change
"How is thir"' Le inquired in sur
prise. "Do you have to pay for food in
"What a cvr.Ttryr cried the man in
amazement. Then after pondering
awmle lie conrinnea doubtfully: "Sup
Iose a man had no money in this coun
try. He might starve'-"
"It is quite possilde."
The Kaflir she ok with ur.contn liable
laughter. It w: s the Wst joke he had
ever heard. He then explained the ridic
ulous system to Lis companions, and they
roared in choru.--. "Where Three Em
rnjr UllplfM MfB.
I met a brik little married woman at
the Long Island fVrry house the other
day, and I atd: ' 1
"Why. I tluvight you were ia the i
country for the summer." j
"So I am. de'ir. but I h:ive r.- y.-.n intn '
town on.-.- a n out!: to look after my
husband" p ardiobe."
"What's th i! att. r with it?"
"Why. it's str;tdily decreasing. I am
referring to his hem lingerie."
"What he doe;, with his things I don't
know, but they disappear ia the most as
"He had complete sets of everything
on June 1, but I've just come from ,.
very discouraging hunt, I assure yon.
"He runs dovn and sees me everv
Sunday, but he -an't lose the things on
"I've found nine undershirts out of
the original dozen, 4i pairs of socks out
of another dozen seven pairs of unmen
tionables ont of a timilar amount and
"It's simply discouraging the wav his
ties, handkerchiefs, collars and cuffs
"It's probably :he laundry."
"That's just v hat I think. He pre
tends to keepastrict account, but I dou't
believe he does it at all.
"Men are so helpless unless there's a
woman to look at'ter them."
They are they certainly are. New
TliUYvar's Juicy Melons.
It is one comfort that financial strin
gency hasn't ho.trded up and hidden
away all the jx.-a. -lies and melons. The
quality as to mi st fruits is hardly up
to the customary mark this year, and a
good many apph s fail to attain their
customary size j.nd flavor. Even the
tomato is inclin d to indicate a little
falling off. The watermelons are good.
If the market do s not show quite such
huge ones as a f-w of the big southern
melons seen here in most years at this
season, the supply of good "sized ones is
abundant and the quality good.
The only critic sm is that while they
were probably harvestud aud sent north
at the customary time not all of them
for some reason h ive fully and complete
ly rijtened this time. In the heart of
many of the sweetest will be found a
streak or two of nnrijieiiesB. But this
criticism does not apply to all. Some of
the southern melons are as sugary as
they are juicy, ai d how good they are
these hot days, i specially after a" few
hours, of cooling near the foe! Those
who have not trie 1 them in the morning
before breakfast have something to learn
of their excellence at that hour. Hart
The Ne-. Itc'chatag.
Statistics have just been published in
Berlin which give some interesting in
formation concert iug the composition of
the new reichstag, so far as members
are concerned. It appears that bO be
long to the Evangelical church, 137 to
theR oman Catho'ic church, while 4 pro
fess the Jewish c reed. Three of these
latter are Social Democrats, the greater
majority of whom are designated as un
denominational. Rather more than one
fourth of the members namely, 102
are of noble birth. The Social" Demo
cratic party contains one of these, Herr
von Vollmar, who was the only candi
date of noble birth who was returned at
the late elections for the Bavarian diet.
About 100 different occupations are retv
Tesented in the rew reichstag. Fore
most come the landed proprietors and
farmers, of whom there are 145. The
leg'al profession h is 110 representatives.
Besides these there are, among others, 40
authors, 86 profeisional military men,
28 clergymen, 18 burgomasters', 1 pho
tographer, 1 f orm r secretary of state
Count Herbert Bismarck and lastly
one master chimney, sweep. 1
ElrriFnc With l ightning.
Ernst Tobel, whose little girl Lizzie
was killed by lightning recently, is re
covering, and to a rejiorter told how he
felt when the bolt struck him: "We
were hurrying along the road and watch
ing the clouds that were coming up rap
idly. It hadn t begun to ram, although
a few drops had fallen. All of a sudden
there was a terrible trlare of light in my
eyes, which blinded me so I could not
see anything. The crash of thunder
must have been very loud, though I can
hardly remember hearing it. At the
same time that I saw the light I felt as
though something hud hit me a terrible
blow on the back of my legs. The shock
was a hard one, and I went over on my
face.' It seemed as if my legs had been
knocked right out from under me. I
must have been unconscious for a time,
When I came to myself, I saw the others
on the groui.d, all except Mr. Mever.
"I tried to get up, but somehow I
couldn't stand on mv legs. I fell down
again and managed to crawl over to
where my Lttle girl was lying. Mr.
Meyer ran for help, and I "lav on the
ground there until the ambulance came,
when I was lifted m and taken home. I
felt no pain then and haven't since, ex
cept a kind of numb pricking in my legs
as it t;:ey were asleep. It makes me
very r.cnous and restless, but I do not
snlit-r. 1 l;;:-e no c.tntrol over mv legs
below the l,:iee, but the doctors think
they v. i:i I rii-g i::e round all right. 1
thuiK my legs j:rt Ju,t as stiff as th: v
were. Tiuv l..:ve been rubbed a good
deal, and the doctor has put something
on them, an I I gues I will lie all 'right
again .:." Brookivn E.igle.
1 i of ;iiiiioh ii. r NumlxTc.l.
It be.-i:is t -i 1 ok as if the days of grm-pnwd.-r
as a charge for the gins in the
llrit i li navy wire numbered. Recent
exieri:.iet:is jn-t co-.n-biued at the gov
ernment pr. oi 'butts. Woolwich, appear
to prove the d.vi'.od superiority of cor
dite. A ('. inch eivck firing gun wa
loaded with pom. Is i ounces of the
ordinary black gunpowder and yielded a
velocity of l.svn f,.,.t r second, wit h a
pressure ,rai:i on the gun if 1". tons jut
square inch. The same gun was charged
with 11 pounds ;t ou:n-t s of cordite and
gave a velocity of feet per second
and a pressure of 1.".2 tons. More im
lortaiit still, alter C".!) rounds had been
tired there were no signs of erosion.
The new sub- tanee is manufactured at
the govt mmetit jn.wder mills, Waltham
Abbey, and contains "id jht cent of nitro
glycerin. :!7 of g'.ineotroii and .1 Of min
eral jelly. The vel.K-ity of the shot along
the bore of the C inch gun was calculated
to the millionth of a second from the
first moment of leing set in motion.
Minute as this may apjicar. Lieutenant
II. Watkin. II. A., has invented an in
strniiifiit which, it is said, will measure
fractions of time to the nine-billionth
part of a si t end. Chicago Tribune.
The l:niness il llil I Ket piiej.
Some i lea i T the enormous proportions
of I He business of hotel keeping has as
sume 1 in th.s country may be gained
from the b.ct tl.j.t th. re" are in the
Tinted Miites n; ward of 50.000 hotels,
exclusive i f wh..t may properly be
termed inns and taverns and what are
cotnm inly known ns apartment houses,
although the latter are in many instances
condu.-ted as hotels in that they have a
common kitchen and diuingroom.
Methods of Communication
Among the Indians.
The Plrtnreaque of Kloquence. Thoughts
Kxpreaaed In Silence. How Indian His
tory i Freftervetl. Letter from an In
dian about KickMo Indian Sapwa.
The 8lgn lanuaK of the Imlinna 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 addressing a council and without
spcukiiiK a wonl, milking his meaning clear
to all present by sins.
Histories and a'll written communications
are made liy pictures. The family history
of a chief will he painted on a tepee. The
following is n specimen of this method of
The '-letter" w:is written liy Kkk-F.L-nah
wk, "TlietHie who know-, secrets," a Kirk
iimio Indian Mi-dn in - M:.n.
SFKl 1MKN OF IWI'.V I.VTT1 V. V." ItlTIXil.
The above K'ttei t ::usl -s lollows:
"The Imliiius e;," -r r. '. i. '...'c hrt'thtrt
powers, riiiY.f, r.M ;-iV", iwuie bii Iht
sttn, the stars, fl.'.v ,' r i'ii ( utiturf.J If the
ir'itte hrt'thtr it tiiclth; iri'I tmiUt hhn tttrnnyrr
Him the brar i.-,i ipiV full Itf.ire him."
"so;w." is a medieine word meaning
ir-to 1 or lest. and sinilir s "!et medicine."
Here are the sincere statements of a ni
l'le son of a errand rare.
Kvery word is true.
I atlin, the highest authority on the In
dians and who lived ainonir them for
years, says "the word of an Indian can al
ways le relied upon." and l.e i- ritjht.
Here is proof of the genuine ulue of
Kickapoo Indian Saj;v.
Here is a letter from a lar different source.
The following is from the l'iotesor of
Physiological ' liemistiv at Vale College
and this scientist says :
4t.4'Ter a chrmiral dnulit: i. of I'vlian Sagira
I find it . It an Ert;i -t er" A'.Wj, Itarl
and flvrhi of YalmiUe llrmi-linl jl.-tion
with no Mineral or ot!ie Deleterious Admix
tures." Heed the tenrhine- of tlie-e letters.
Take Nature's li -medy in season. If vour
lilood is impure mn I your skin is marked
I'.V pimples, blotches en 1 boil; if you
liave dull pains m your baric aiel sidef if
ycur appetite is poor; if you do not pet
sound, refreshing sleep, so necessary to
your health and strength, .n are in Van
arr. These, and other yuiptoms are the
warnings of nature.
Anne yourself, and dr' v off thoenemv--Arm
yourself wit a Kickapoo Indian Sag
wa huild up your svsteia bv Its use aul
all danger is a'vei ted.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa an 1 other Kick
apoo Indian medicines co -tain only the
products of the field and tore-t, nature's
own vegetable growth oi roots, barks and
herbs, and of neee-sitv are free from all
mineral poisons whatever, because the
Indians have no knowledge of them, do
pending wholly u;oli nature's laboratory
for their resources, nad upon their skill,
born of centuries of experience.
KICKAPOO INDIAN SACWA
't told by Druggists and Medicine Dealers Only,
$t perBotlle, 6 fr5.
'Yonr Iforeyor Tour Lif. !"
Sm li ailenntiil.it the mortli of a -nix -? hn t
ir,"fca nian tl inVing je,. ty i e'y: With a
little na re tlciiking. there would be less guff or
Think of the terrih'e ie i: ts i f neglected enn
nnipt'oi:! h'uh ink In eas ly he averted by t lie
timely use of Nninre's tin nl f lrc;fle, Dr.Pierce's
liold-n Medical Pi 'cuvery.
Consumption, wtrch is Luns wn.fiila, is accn
stitmitna! d'sease, and renuirt s jast such a thor
ough and i ff ctnal roii'litiitionul rrmody! Taken
in time, before 'lie luii2-t ues are wasted, it is
guaranteed a tadical curel Equally certain in
all scrofulous kflections and blood disorders.
Large bottles, one dt liar, of any drill git.
LAE0K. TIME, MONET
little ones of
is never en
for a medi
i t y among
a preparation of cod-liver
oil almost as palatable as
nilk. Many mothers have
grateful knowledge of its
benefits to weak, sickly
fr.prrt l S-ntf A TWn g A 1Mrnsrt.
and how to attain it.
At last a me-!ical work that tells the causes,
describes the eu"e;ts, points the remedy. This
is ecientiflcaliy the most valuable, artistically
the moet beautiful medical book that lias ap
peared for j ears; 00 pages every page bearing '
hilf-tone illustration la tints. Some of the
tubjecte treated are Nervous Debility, Impo
tency. Sterility, Devclopement, Varicocele,
The llusbin1, Those intending Marriage, etc
Epry man who would know the gr&tid troths,
tbs plain facts, the old secrets, and the new
discoveries of medical ac'ence as applied to
married life, hi w uli atone far past follies
and avoid future pitfalls should write for this
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nadeneal. Address the pnb'isbers.
"Erie Medical Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Use it your own way.
It ie the best Soap maie
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M IIU'S FAIR
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hibit of the General Elec
tric Company in the Elec
tricity Baildiog, tVe Intra
mural Railway equipped
with General Electric Com
pany's .upparatua, the Elec
tric Launches equipped
with General Electric Com
pany's motors, and the Gen
eral Electric company's Arc
Lighting Plant and Power
Generators in Machinery
John Volk 5c Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kind of wood work for builders.
Eighteenth St. bet. Third and Fourth arannea.
Sustain Home Indus!
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The Best Beer Made,
On Tap every where.
The Rock Island Brewing Company,
uio iu vjcuigc wdguci i mianuc orewerv l
H liber's City Brewery and Raible & Sten
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Jun
Bottling Works, has one of the most com?v
Brewing' establishments including Bottlincr' de
partment in the country. The product k X
very best. Beer is bottled at the brewerv
delivered to any part of the tn-cities, and r
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All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to Estiis
furnished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth et. Rock Island.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
AJ' kmd. of braes, bronae and aluminum modes casting, all shade, u.d MH" a
speciallj of brass metal pattern and artistic ork.
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