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J. W. Potter.
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Doymous communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
la Hock Island county .
Monday, October it. 1893.
Memhiiis 1ms an Enoch Anion case
Sixtv-three fonrth-t'ltist; postmas
ters were appointed Wednesday.
It is noteworthy that typev.ritinjr
is becoming a regular study in tho
public schools, with shorthand as au
adjunct Will it evor be said that
the typewriter is mightier than the
Isn't "It an odd thing that Hetty
Green, one of the richest women in
the whole world, should board? The
woman who was her landlady for
twenty yea.-s 6aya that llotty was a
star boarder, too.
A Philadelphia newspaper notes
that during all tho hard times there
has been no reduction in the wages
of 6in. And it may bo added that
the receipt on the I'laisance are
said to have actually increased.
The new Lucania seems likely to
lead the ocean fleet when she gets
limbered up. Her maiden voyage of
five days, fifteen hours and thirty
seven minutes from tjueeustown to
New York is the talk of steamship
The fact that those two policemen
who indulged in a duel in Kentucky
succeeded in killing each other be
comes less astounding when it is
learned that they were not far
enough apart to make markmanship
& factor in the affair.
If any of thoso foreign crowned
heads are coming over to our world s
fair it is high time that they started.
We would like an opportunity of see
ing kings while they last, for the im
pression prevails that the breed of
kings will soon bo extinct
The woman who had the national
flag at the California building in Chi
cago converted into a stair carpet
would oblige the public by giving
her name. There are people who
would feel it a privilege to plant an
appreciative heel on that.
The nickel-in-tlie-slot machines
arc to bo abolished on Parisian boule
vards, the prefect of police having
decided that they can be set up only
in railway stations or similar places
where omo one will be responsible
tor their being kept in order.
A sckvey of a new railway which,
when built, will draw tho trade of
Southeastern Mexico and Northern
Guatomala to British Honduras or
Belize has been made. The road will
open up immense forests of mahog
anyand other valuable woods.
To be photographed whilo you
doze in a corner of your pew at
church is one of the latest terrors.
The kodak ha3 made its way into tho
pulpit An Irish clorgyman the
other Sunday during the servico
took a snap shot at his congregation.
If human nature has developed a
more utterly depraved man than a
train wrecker, ho has not been
Drought to public notice. A person
who would derail a train, and put in
peril tho lives of hundreds, is a mon
ster, besido whom a common mur
derer is a saint.
The semi-annual report of Secre
tary of State Hinriclisen. showing
the receipts of his olliee for the! last
six months, has been filed with the
governor. It shows receipts as fol
lows: From corporations. 14,
3f'.Ki: notary commissions. $1,
851. 0'J: justice and police magistrate
commissions, $2,9tl: miscellaneous
sources. 1.501,15; total. $20.G.V.t8.
This amount was pawl into the state
treasury, according to law. and is
$7.iH)i greater than the receipts for
any previous half year in the history
of the otlice. Business must be in
creasing at the state house, notwith
standing the hard times.'" or the
ollicials have inaugurated the reform
promised by the democratic parly.
Trade ricking I ).
The latest information from New
York is totheefTect that the business
Interests of the county are recover
ing from the extreme" depression of
the last four or live months. A no
ticeable feature of the improvement
is that nearly all of the orders sent
to tho big centers from the interior
points are for comparatively small
lots. This means that business
everywhere is being conducted on a
conservative and safe basis. Reports
from every state in the country indi
cate marked improvement since Sept.
1. Of 80 mills that closed down in
August over CO have resumed upon
running time. The greatest improve
ment is noted in the west, where the
recovery from the depression of July
and August has been more pronoun
ced than in other sections.
HE WAS AT WORK.
But III Occupation Did Not Entitle Him
to Free Sent at the Theater.
He was what Steve Rowan would call
"a shiim bit av a tur-rkey," and he stood
near the box offi.-e of the Columbia, first
looking at his lust half dollar clutched
in a grimy palm and then shooting an
occasional glance at the main door,
through which the strains of the opening
overture conld a: times be heard.
His clothes w re loud enough to serve
as a World's fair hotel fire alarm, and
the checks were too large to be honored
by anything sma'ler than a first national.
They were of the latest Kerry cut and
hadn't been long enough in this country
to kill the smell f the bog. He wanted
to see the perfoi mance, and he hated to
part with his money, so he waited and
got into an argument with himself.
First he thong' it he would, and then he
guessed he wouh ji't, and while he thus
hesitated a trin. little woman tripped
across the foyer. She sailed along like
a clipper ship wi h a free wind and port
in sight. There was a distinctive air of
the "profesh" ab-mt her, and she carried
her nerve in the ontside pocket of an
Eton jacket. lit watched her and lis
tened with astoni aliment when she opened
her face and addressed the man in the
"Gimme two s ats, will yer, Harry?"
"Are yon working":"
"Sure. Me an J Jess is doin a turn at
The checks lor seats were handed out,
and Mag calling Jess the two went in
side, while the hlir:i bit nva tur-rkey"
moved a peg or t .vo closer to the box of
fice. Another form appeared in the door
way. Its hair w;is parted in the middle,
and its bnzzsaw hat reposed on the back
of its head. Its trousers were freshlv
creased and sharp enough to pare corns.
It shullled up to .he box office much aft
er the manner of a crawfish in a net.
and the little Ir ishman could scarcely
prevent himself from laying violent
hand on it and n ussing it np. In a low
tragedian voice it said:
"Ah, there, Harrv."
"Hello. Falstalf, old boy."
"Favor me with two, old fellow:-"
"Are you working':''
"Well, I should say I am."
"Me'n Ed's doi lg a Henry Irving bur
lesque at ther Pa k."
Again two pi.steboard checks were
handed out, and y this time the "tur
key" on the outsi le was becoming fran
tic. It was toni ng easy for evorybody
but himself, and lie resolved to hazard a
chance and keep his half dollar. He took
fresh bite of ph.g, gave his trousers an
extra hitch and approached the window
on tiptoe. Ho pe ?red cautiously around
the edge of the n.vrrow opening. Harry
was still there, checking tip the house.
He hesitated only for ; moment, and then
he blurted out:
"Hilloo, Har-ry, ould bye."
"How are you. sir?"
"Oi'm wur-r-ki i."
"Are von, i:iv friend?"
And when the t" oorkecpor was through
with him and ihe patrol wagon had
gathered him in lie sadly wondered at
the eternal tinfitr.ess of things and why
all men are not born .pial. Chicago
The ( ant of WntrrsjuMits.
A waterspout i ; a meteorological phe
nomenon of peculiar character, which is
occasionally obst rved on land, but usu
ally occurs at sea It consists of a cone
shaped pillar of c mdensed vapor, which
descends, with the ajex downward, from
a dense cloud and at sea attracts a
somewhat siuiila cone in a reversed
position from the surface of the water.
The two may not inaptly be compared
to a gigantic hourglass. The cause of
this phenomenon is supposed to be the
gyratory movement of tho air with such
swiftness as to pr nluce a vacuum in the
axis of rotation, i nd the contact of the
lower extremity of such an axis with
water would effect the elevation o: a
column of the Lr tor to a considerable
height. The mos probable solution of
the phenomenon is that waterspouts
originate in adjac ;nt strata of air of dif
ferent temperatu -es, running in oppo
site directions in the upper regions of the
atmosphere. Tin y condense" the vapor
and give it a whirling motion, so that it
descends tapering to the sea below and
causes the surfact of the water to ascend
in a pointed spira till it joins that from
above. Brooklvn Eagle.
1 ml la I or the Intfiaiis.
A Madras native gentleman was once
asked by Lord Roljerts what he thought
of "ludia for the Imlians." He replied:
"Go to the zoological gardens and open
all the cages. You will then see what
would be the end of India for the In
dians. There would be a grand fight
among all the an mals, with the result
that the tiger wo;. Id walk over the dead
bodies of the rest." On being asked
whom he meant by the tiger, he replied,
"The Mohammed. in from the north."
The moral of this allegory of my
friend, who was certainly one of the
most enlightened native gentlemen I
have ever mot with, was that India
could not be left to herself, and that a
supreme power vas necessary to hold
together the varied and various races.
I'eople Who In Not Whiatle.
Arabia must b ) a heaven for those
whose lives are made a burden to them
by the whistler. The Arab maintains
that a whistler's month cannot be puri
fied for 40 days an I nights, and they as
sert of the whistler that satan has
touched his bodv nd caused him to pro
duce the offensivj sound. Then there
are the natives of the Tonga islands,
rolyneeia, who hold that it is a sin to
whistle, as it is an act disrespectful to
God. Even in sc me districts in north
Germany the villagers declare that if
one whistles in thf eveniner it makes thm
angels weep. Exchange.
SHE WOULDN'T STAY.
How a Much Married Man Succeeded With
Witherby (meeting Dasbawavl Hello.
old man, you're Just the fellow I'm looking
ior. wme arouua to my house tonight,
will you? Wife away. Stag party. Y"ou
Witherby Of course. Will you be there?
Dashaway Will I be there? Will the
sun set? You bet I will, old man.
Witherby All right. I'll count on you.
Dashaway So long.
Witherby (meeting Kingley) Just the
man I'm looking for. Come around to my
house tonight, will you?
Kingley What'stoing on?
Witherby Oh, a little jollification. Pic
ture cards on a green table, and all th.it
sort of thing."
Kingley Why, when did your wife go?
Witherby She goes on the noon train to
day. I know your wife has gone, old chap,
and I thought you would like to join us.
Is it a go?
Kingley Why, certainly. Just the thing.
You can rely on me, old man. I'll be there.
Witherby All right. So long.
KingU-y An revoir.
Witherby (meeting Bingo) Wife away!-
Bingo Yes. Left yesterday.
Witherby (delightedly) Elegant! Mine
leaves today on the noon train, (.'oine
around and join the boys nt my house to
(light, old man.
Bingo (Miiiliu:) What do you want to
do m)i iiieofnii I have?
Witherby Oh, no. We'll give you a
chance for your life. How is it? Will voa
Bingo You know I'm too much of n p ".-ti-iot
to l'o baek on the red, white and Inne.
I'll be there, oi l fellow. You can count on
me. P.y by.
Yi: lu-rby. nfterstopping at several places
on bis way t ordervarioiiKconcoctioiisaud
implements, arrives home at 4 p. in., tired
and dusty, but ndiant with anticipation.
The first person be meets on fiitrin his
house is his wife.
Witherby (aghast i Wh-why great Oa
sar. Sarah, where ilid you come from?
Mrs. Witlarby-I c-c-cotddn't go, dear.
Witherby t'oaldn't go! Why not?
What's the matter? Miss the train? Didn't
you have money enough? Why, yon couli!
have sent for it.
Mrs. Witherby No. no, dear. Thai's no:
it. Hut when the time came I just couldn't
make up my mind. I Ihought of vou teiiig
here all alone, and how hard it would be.
and (sol.) of all your devotion to me, and
(sob how much I loved you, and I just
couldn't l sob) make up my mind to go.
Witherby (kissing her soothingly) Of
course, my dear, it is hard, and no one
knows it better than I do patting her on
the back and thinking to himse lf all the
while: "Great Scott, what am I to do? She's
got to go. If she stays, she'll never forgive
me, and, yet if I oppose her she will May
anyway. (Juick, old nian, brace up. No
time to lose. No opposition, and let her
have herown way for a starter." Of course,
darling, I wouldn't have you go for any
thing if you didn't want to.
Mrs. Witherby I just knew you would
feel that wav. f . it. is just a comfort
to have you love me so, and you don't
want me to go, do you, dear?"
Witherby Why, of course not, darling
(reflectively). Hut I knew you wouldn't
Mrs. W itherby Dili you (smiling)? How
did you guess it ?
Witherby I knew bow hard it would
be. Voa know, j , a didn't want iiu-t.it.-o
to the train with u. and I suspected that
when the time nine you wouldn't have the
courage. I to.il l;:imo so today, and he
laughed tit me. "Why," says he, "my
wife is miuhty glad to get away for h few
weeks' ret." "You don't know my wife."
says I. "She isn't happy unless she i- bv
my side." "Weil," says he, "X should
think yen would get tired of that sort of
thing." "Tired!" says I. "Of i-mrsa not.
Why, the wrimaii can't help loving me so."
Mrs. Witherby Did you teil him that?
Witherby Of cour-e. Why. you are not
ashamed of your love l,,r me, are vou, dear
Mrs. Witherby (ignoring the question.'
I think you are just horrid to say such
things. You know I am not your slave.
Witherby Certainly not. my dear. Dm
you are perhaps a trifle er more depend
ent ou me than other women are on t heir
Mrs. Witherby I'm not.
Witherby (attempting to kiss her)
Why shouldn't you 1h ? I don't mind.
Mrs. Witherby Indeed! You are not
conceited one bit. are you? Oh, no. De
pendent! Umph! The idea! Where isthat
Witherby Time table? Why, surely
Mrs. Witherby Yes, I am. Here it is
(turning it oven. The next train leaves at
5. I can catch it. Bun out and get me a
" Witherby But. be reasonable, dear.
Mrs. Witherby Reasonable, indeed! De
pendent! Well, I'm not going to Ik' laughed
nt by any woman. Come, hurry up!
Witherby Won't you please stay?
Mrs. Witherby No, I won't!
Witherby Well, if you take that view
of it, my dear, 1 have not hing to say. I'll
have that carriage around here in three
Mrs. Witherby Gracious! 1 never saw
him so spry before. Dependent! The idea!
Witherby (rushing out wildly, to him
self) Come on, boys' Tom Masson in
It Called For Spice.
"Book here,'' said Farmer Begosu in a
Chicago restr urant, "can't I get anything
to eat on this meal ticket?"
"What kind of a ticket is it?" said the
"It's a season ticket."
"All right, help youself. Here they are
salt, pepiier, vinegar and mustard." Wash
Thrashed a Kan Twice His Size
The other day a email, harmless looking man
entered a New York street car, ami accidentally
Irodon the toes of a big six-footer. He apolo
gized, bnt the six-footer wasn't satisfied, lie
lalkcd for eome time, and finally invited the lit
tle man to leave Ihe car and Eettle the matter on
the sidewalk. Greatly tc his astonishment, the
latter accepted. Those who witnessed the con
test say that it didn't last long, bnt that the b g
fellow bad to be carried home in an ambulance,
while his diminutive antagonist walked away
with a cheerful smile. And se it is with Dr.
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. They're not half as
big as most of their rivals, but they do their work
quietly and thoroughly. For sick headache, bil
iousness, constipation, dyspepsia, etc., tbeie is
nothing like them. They are the only liver pills
absolutely sold on trial! Your money back, if
they don't give sutisftctionl
EK-Jurige I'ardee Dead..
Habtfoud, Oct. 7. Dwight Whitfield
Pardee, ex-judge of the superior court
and ex-justi'-e of the supreme court of er
rors, died at uis home in this city. He
was bora in Bristol, Conn., Feb. lo. lt-22.
J French miii'i Translation of Skedaddle
The other day the grand steeple
chase was won by a dark horse bear
ing the unpronounceable name Ske
daddle. The hopless gommeux wrote
to their friend, the Figaro, which
journal answered in the easy way
that all other journalists envy, that
the name of the Irish horse that won
le grand steeple d' Auteuil should be
pronounced "Skideddle," and then ex
plained: "This bizarre word is a
piece of 6lang which means t'Qf to
It was invented in America
during the secession war and was ftcl
dressed in a sarcastic way to soldififif
who took to flight" .
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa Does
Good Work in Maine.
KumpM KnlorfMiinnt of Kirkapoo Eem
V'dii'H from the Kxtmne North Eat4-rn
Ssalion of t)w I'nited Ktatcft. Merit
Alone Could Have Made ThfMO Keme
I1wk Widely known and Universally
Indorsed ly the IVople.
Jolt n S. mite.
MoNTIfKI.I.o, Aroostook Co., Mo.
Oct. lii, ISDC.
I wit-h to tell yov
wlmt your jrroiit iihmI
i ine Kickapoo In
dian Sagwa, iits
ilonc for tin' mid my
My v iff wns very
Sick ''! !'l lwcn
l:iiliii. lor :t lonij time,
ami liir oM f:mily
pliysici:in :iil she
loetor, iiihl lie toM
the ;:iiie story, sui.l
she eoul.l not live
three months. She
lial been conlineil to her hnl for almost
two years iiml uns now almost bed
fast. The iiottor sai.i .-he hail Con
sumption eomiilieate.l with Heart
Disease "'i Liver Trouble, ani
were iii.out discouraged.
1 then heanl of your remedy uml told tny
wiie nliout it,
Micileeiile.l to try it, sin.l heforc she hn.l
taken half n bottle she felt better. When
she hail taken two hotties she was gaining
fast, mid before the thir.l bottle w as fin
ished she completely reeovered her health,
and has been a v eil w oman ever since, and
her euro isa wonder to i.jl.
Some time after this,
I was taken sick
and my trouble was
pepsia l a physi.
uian v ho relieved me
sonie, but d id not euro
me. My wife ad
vised me to try
aaewa. ' "i so
and was cured.
oon alter that 1 was.
attacked with the
Crippeand could not
jret lid of it. Every
time 1 had a cold I w as"
completely used up. At mywife'ssug
tfestioii 1 tri-d Kickapoo Indian Sag
wa aiiain, and alter u-ia less than two
bottles l considered myse'.i entirely well
and have remained well ever since. 1 think
1 can say that Sagwa is the best
remedy that a family can have,
in case oi Colds there is nothing bet
ter that I kiow of than takinir a -ood dose
belore roin to bed, and my w ile says she
would not think of kecpim; 1imu-c w ithout
a bottle of Kickapoo Indian Sairwa. She
says it saved her life v ''! 'be help of
Providence, und 1 can say that under the
hand of Almighty Cod i owe my me
to tlie v-oiftlcrtnl medicine oi no medicines,
the great gift of nature, Kickapoo In
dian Sairwa, and all the world should hinw
ot its intrinsic worth. Its value as a lumily
remedy is beyond comparison.
.IOIIN S. WHITE.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa,
tile lif ' Jittiitin .Viim roots, tutrks and
trrhs of' their oirn iiuthfrin'j and curing, is ob
tainable of anil druijijist.
$1 per Bottle, Six Bottles for $5.
Mm. Join, . ri7iifc.
LABOR. TIME, MONET
I l lr
U8 vi yotii on 'ay.
ii the hett Snap madf
Vot a a-hing Machiu- u.
WARN0C-- & RAISIGH.
HEV YOU VISIT
m lews fair
Do not lorget to eee the ex
hibit of the General Elec
tric Company in the Elec
tiicft" Building, t e Intra
mural Railway equipped
with General Electric Com
pany's fipparatus, the Elec
tric Launches equipped
with General Electric Com
pan3''s motors, and the Gen
eral Electiic company's Arc
Liehtins; PUnt and Power
Generators in Machinery
Sustain Home Indust
Calling for Rock Islan,
Brewing Co., Beer.
The Best Beer Made,
Oh Tap everywhere.
The Rock Island Brewing Companv snr
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brn-
Ruber's City Brewery and Raible & Sten
Kock Island Brewery, as well as Julius inn.
Bottling Works, has one of the most comrJ
Brewing establishments including Bottling' de
partment in the country. The product ,s X
very oest. Beer is bottled at the brewery
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and ir, v
be ordered direct from the head offices cr i
line avenue by Telephone.
FflifiPoone 1098. 231 Twentieth srw.
K ftabllf bed 1SS0 19y3.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by buying your Crockery, Glassware, Ce
lery, Tinware, Woodware, and Brushes, at tie Old a; ;
Reliable 5 and 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S, 1314 Third Ave
SEIVERS & ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUlLDERi
All Kinds ot Carpenter WoTk Done.
General jobbing done on short notice and eatircUon piaraUfd.
OBw" Show Tgl Twelfth Strwt. KUCK ISLAND
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Show a Spec ialty. Repairing done neatlr and promj:'y.
A share of yonr patronage respectfully solicited.
1618 Second Avenue. Ktck h.z'J-1
R i. Hudson. M.J.Paeks
HUDSON ' & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
A.11 kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Esia
furnished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. ar-d Seventeenth st. Rock Islaci
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
AH kinds of brass, bronze and aluminum bronae casting, all shade? '
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
SBor kd VTTui-M 1811 First aTer.no. near Ferry landicp. - K H
J. MAGER, Propitf
J. M CHRISTY,
I KiiofUTUfiEi cr mm h:
Steam kV ,2 , m
Ask Yonr Grocer for Thern .
Cracker Bakery, specult
J .The Christy "Otstfb" arctlr-f J
The thorongh Instruction given at thia Schoal is verified, by mwejjthan ;100 d.J ' ' E
using their Students.
112 and 114 East Second Street, DAVENP01U, 10
Opera DEXo use Sctloofl
GEORGE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
M01 Second Avenue, Corner of 8iztentb Street, - Opposite Harper's TB' :rf
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars alwavs on Hi-
Fr Lunch Ever? Day . Sandwiches rwnlsbed on Sbort .