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THE TU.ESPAV, 0CT015E1I 10.181)3.
Published Daily and Weekly .t'lSM Second
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J. W. Potter.
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Tl'KsDAV. OCTOBKK 10,1893.
Di'Kii tne early fprinjj. a robin in
building its nest, u-o.l. among other
things, a i prig of geranium, which
later on took root, and since tho
middle of July bus been blooming
with as much beauty as though it
were planted in a well-kept flower
A Boston old maid died recently,
leaving an estate of s,uo i to her et
cat, with instructions that t ho feline
legatee be takeu for a trip abroad.
It is likely that t hat eat will need all
of its nine lives in rapid succession
if there are any other prospective
A San Fkvncisoo man drew tin ten
arbitrary rommandments for his wife
to obey. This exhibition of cheek,
while noteworthy, was not the re
markable part of the episode, for the
woman during a series of years '
the pate of her master.
The man who broke the bank at
Monte I'arlo is new out of date. A
young Scotchwoman, named Leal,
has recently accomplished that feat,
they say, by winning 00.OOJ francs
in an hour. The announcement of
Miss Leal's starring tour throughout
America may now be expected at any
Somebody with a long memory has
discovered that the serpentine dance
is old enough even for a lr.
Schliemar.n. The ancient Chinese
discovered it, probably, as they did
Mexico, and printing and gunpowder,
and all other things on which invent
ors of comparatively moi'.niii times
tried to pride themselves.
The government of Ilra.il has ar
bitrarily shut oil' telegraphic commu
nication between that country and
the outside world. Tho other nations
should retaliate by shutting off all
other communication of whatever
description. The consequent star
vation would poon bring these Span
iards to a reali.ir.g sense of their
tho mind is educated by the j
sort or literature one r- ads, no one.
can wonder that magazine editors
have the vivtiatcd ta.-tes that their
contributors of rejected contributions
are all the time finding fault about.
They have to wade through such
dreary wastes of slush that in time
their literary taste is completely
spoiled, of course.
The statement is made that during
many seasons the cost of carrying a
passonger who pays five cents for a
cable ride is 4.95 cents. The cable
companies have not heretofore been
regarded as philanthropic institu
tions, but their kindness in keeping
in the business and so preventing
rivals from taking tho right of way
and waxing poor thereon must be
To see the world's fair and walk
through the buildings the grand total
is something in excess of 1 1H, '))) feet,
or nearly twenty-three miles. The
estimate docs not include state, gov
ernment or private buildings: tho
Plaisanco is ignored and no account
is taken of the long jumps from one
building to another. A walk of about
forty miles is necessa.-y to do the
whole thing up.
Ix 1804 a prophetic pamphlet
writer figured out that in lX'Jo New
York city would have a population of
4,20.5, Wr, but, fortunately for his
peace of mind, ho isn't alive now to
see whether his prophecy is likely to
be realized or not Apparently ho
was figuring on tho basis of the thir-tfen-children
families, which were a
good deal more common in 18o," than
they are at tho present day.
The more train robberies are safe
ly and successfully committed the
more popular will tho industry be
come and the more frequently will
the robberies occur. Something
ought to bo done to effectually dis
courage the infamous business. State
legislatures and railroad and express
companies ought to co-operate to
place such a price on tho heads of
the bandits as to insure that they
will bo hunted down and exterminated.
. The hay crop is believed to repre
sent a value to the farmers of $1,
000.000,000. Corn at 45 cents per
bushel conies next with a total of
$725,000,000, followed bv wheat
valued at $300,000,000, if" worth 60
cents a bushel, and oats worth 185.
000,000, if valued at 30 cents on the
farm. Potatoes promise to net an
average of 70 or 75 cents per bushel
or a total of $125,000,000. This list
is about one-half the prospective
value of the cotton crop of 1893,
reckoned at $35 per bale.
Aa Episode of Custer's Campaign
Aca'nsc the Indiana.
During General Custer's attacks on
Black Kettle's . camp in one of the
United State Indian wars, some of
the prisoners taking advantace of the
thick brush, broke through the line of
the troops and escaped to the prairies.
Major Elliot calling some of his
men to follow, dashed off in pursuit of
the fugitives. Not one of the nine
teen cavalrymen was ever again seen
alive by a white man.
Intent on his purpose, and not sus
pecting the existence of other camps.
Major Elliott found his little party
surrounded by an overwhelming horde
of Indians. T ismounting, loosening
their horses ar d forming in a circle,
the little band of twenty brave men
prepared to se 1 their lives as dearly
as possible. Ir less than twenty min
utes every mac but one was dead.
Wounded in several places, his am
munition expended, Sergeant-Major
Kennedy stoou alone, sabre in hand.
Xo shot was Bred at him, no effort
was made to k 11 him, but several of
the Indians approached him with
hands thrust out, savinir: "How?
Too well he knew the meaning of
this kind demonstration. He was to
be reserved for all the horrors of the
torture. He saw that his only hope of
escaping torture was in so oxa;erat
ing the Indians that tlioy would kill
Seeming to surrender, he advanced
toward the chief. They approached
each other, hands extended, yni ; as
thought Kennedy's sword was passed
through the chief's body. One instant
of terrified snr rise on the part of the
Indians: the next, twenty bullet-holes
in Kennedy's body. The merciful
death had com? to Him.
A SLICHT MISTAKE.
Ill Intentions Were liood i:nou;h, Tint
They Led to Iron hie.
A smart man was getting off a train,
when he saw a couple ahead of him,
who at once challenged bis attention
and indignation. The husband was
walking off uith his hands in his
pockets, while the wife carried a baby
and a large basket and valise.
This was tt o much for the s nart
man. and, stewing up to the over
loaded woman, he said:
"Let me as-ist you. ma.lame." and
seizing the basket and valise be ran
after the husb.ind whom he grabbed
'"Here, sir, carry these things for
your wife. 1 should think you would
be ashamed to call yourself a man and
permit your w.fe to bear all the bur
dens in this wry. Let this be a lesson
to you. sir, to "
''Hello'." interrupted the stranger,
indignantly, "she ain't my wife. I
never saw the wo. nan in rav life till
At the same time the woman was
shrieking at tl e top of her voice. "Stop
thief," and it took the smart man's
utmost eloquence to convince the
depot policeman that he was not a
sneak thief imteud of a self-appointed
reformer of ot'ier people's morals and
HE KICKED AT LAST.
The Only Obje.-tiou lie Had Whs to the.
Colored I.u.lv's llul:iml.
"Madam," said Mr. Metiroogan to
his colored lai.ndress, "we have been
associated in business for a long time.
I have been a steady customer of
yours, and I have never attempted to
deceive you as to the amount I owe
"Kern is fac.s, sail."
"You have a husband, have vou
"Deed I has."
"You admire and cherish him. You
like to see him arrayed in the finest
garb that you can obtain for him. As
between my ii terests and His it would
be but natural for you to give him the
'Ton do lan' sakes!" she exclaimed.
"Coh'se I would."
"Very well. I have only one request
to make. Request your husband to dis
card his red suspenders."
"Iteeause, n.adam. my initial being
Mef.' I objec- to going around with a
large pink ' ' across my shoulder
t'slng Cameras to Check Cruelty.
At a month y meeting the directors
of tho Massachusetts society for the
prevention of cruelty to animals.
President An 'ell exhibited pictures
taken with k idaks. He proposes to
use the kodaks to show not only high
cheek reins a id horses mult ilated by
docking, together with owners who
drive and ride them, but also all kinds
of cruel t, that can be found on cattle
cars, in cattle yards, slaughter houses,
markets, horse-racing, polo games
One day on leaving the stage Augus
tine Ilrohan happened to hear two
fellow-artists discussing a subject
which seeme I to be extremely en
grossing. On questioning them as to
the topic of conversation: "We are
speaking of the creation," they said.
"I was not li .'ing at that time," she
answered, smiling. And then added,
with a serious- face: "You had better
ask M me. Allan about it." This lady
was one of her rivals on the stage.
A Huge Memorial Hammer.
On the side of a hill near Tours,
France, so situated that it may be
seen for miles in at least two different
directions, is u rude figure of a gigan
tic hammer r Mighly sculptured in the
rocks. I have- no facts or figures con
cerning the history or size of this od
dity, but understand that it is a me
morial of the victory of Charles Martel
(Hammer) ever the Saracens an
vent which took place in the year
The Man .Von the Horse, Hut His Law
yer ot It
One day when 1 w:is in one of the
mountain county seals of Kentucky, I
dropped into the ;ourt house to listen
to a case in which one man was suing
another for the recovery of a horse.
A couple of hours after the case had
been decided, I met the defendant in
"Well," I said to him, "that fellow
didn't get your horse, did he?"
"Kot much," he replied, but not as
cheerfully as I expected.
"There was a time there." I went
on, "when I thought you'd have to
walk home sure."
"Yes," he said, "it did look that
a-way, but that lawyer ur mine wuz
too peart for him. Fine lawyer.he is."
"Very good," I affirmed. "How far
do you livi? from here?"
"Ten miles the way I've got to go."
"That isn't so bad when a man has a
horse to ride."
"Hut I hain't." he said lugubriously.
"Why not? Didn't vou jut recover
"Ya-as." he hesitated, "but I had to
give him to that dern lawyer fer his
An Official Advocate of Hurling.
P.aron v Raner, Austrian minister
of war, sui.i at a recent sitting of the
budget com'nittee of the Austrian del
egation the other day that the pres
ent con htion of society did not per
mit of the abolition of dueling. He
did not approve of Juris on principle,
but many c asses of the population
would not in :he event of the aboli
tion of duiii:ig adopt any forcible
method of se!tiir;g their differences,
but would have recourse to '-rougher
means'" the tist, the stick, or the re
volver. In his opinion there was
nothing to be said against a:i officer
who might decline to fight a duel, but
he reeomm.-nded those opposed to
dueling to avoid the society of those
bv whom they mirht be insulted and
take care not to offend others.
A short ii tan With a ton; Nairn-.
The sultan of Djo.-jokata, the chief
ruler of one of the insignificant de
pendencies i.f the Netherlands, and
whom William of Holland invested
with the titular dignity of "Com
mander of the Order of the Lion of
the Netherlands" early in the year
IS'.U. seems to be a little man with a
big name The country that he rules
is not larger than a M issouri county
and the sultan himself is a dwarf of
only three feet ten inches, yet he has
a name composed of fifty-nine letters,
viz: Ha ma n ki ewonosenopatiingabaro
nabgurrach man-a vuinupnotogomode.
He is tilth in line with the same name
and i. known as Ham. etc.
Keel;- Kent hy throwing Trees.
There is a great natural curiosity at
tiartieid cottage, just a mile from
l'.eth'ehem. N H. In t.ieside yard is an
enormou-, bowlder which must weigh
eight tons or more. It has been split
by a live win :e birch tree which started
life in a tiny cleft of this immense
rod:, sent down it-, roots into the
earth. 1 tte by little widened the
clef;. u:;t l n -arlv thirty years ago
came the sp.it. and one-third of the
b uvld r v.;:-, pushed off by the tiee,
now of go.i si.e, but strangely
twisted a-, t ;:mbs and trunk. In the
same yard are four s nailer trees in
variou- stages of gr th. some having
already started cracks in their rocky
Willing to Ho nausea."
"1 wouldn't have minded it so
much," said the prisoner as bo smiled
a sad. s weet smile at the lady who had
brought him tho b uquet, "if the
court ha 1 been a man of any culture
" "Isn't it terrible t think of the
dreadful, coarse, horrible fellows who
are elect -d to honorable positions here
in the West?" she murmured sympa
thetically. "Yes." he answered with
a sigh, "to be tried and condemned by
a man of his stamp was awful, and
then when be said that I was to be
'bung' by the neck untjj dead it grated
on my nerves more than I can tell
i:iliTts of n stroke at Lightning.
Martin Campbell, who was killed in
I'.rooklvn recently by a stroke of
lightning, was marked by the electric
fluid in a peculiar manner. About his
neck was a tine crimson line, which,
under the chin extended down the
chest to the abdomen. Throughout the
whole extent extended a multitude of
brandies and branchlcts. The rigkt
thigh was similarly marked. A pecu
liar phase of the marking lay in the
fact that they were entirely super
ficial, not penetrating the outer skin.
l'on-ius' Itcsrription of a Unicorn,
l'aulus 1'oadus gives the following
description of the unicorn, an animal
now generally admitted by all zoolo
gists to have been only a creature of
fable; "He is a beaste in shape like a
horse, of a dusty colour, with a mayned
necke, a hayry bearde and a forehead e
firmed with a home of the quantity of
two cubits, being of spiral shape, and
of ivory of exceeding puritie and won
der full whiteness. It also has the won
derful power of expelling all venome
and poison whatsoever."
An Oililly Named Family. -Dr.
Uupert of lireenbrier county,
West Virginia, is the father of fifteen
children, whose names all begin with
the letter L and end with a vowel.
The children's naies are Ledona, La
varia, Livigua, Lorena, Lycena,
Lualzo, Heancy, Lacelia, Ladura,
Leonida, Luma, Lydaho, Lomega,
Lenida and Leslie.
"Men are not to be trusted," she
remarked to her younger and more
successful friend. "Oh, my dear,"
said her friend sweetly, "has it taken
all these years to teach you that?"
The silence that followed couldn't b
broken with a sledge-hammer.
TheTrappist monks of the abbey of
Gethsemaue f .rty-eight miles from
Louisville, in the state of Kentucky,
do not speak to each other, except
with the fingers: they eat but one meal
a day, and do not read newsoaoers.
When one of their number dies, he is
buried without a coffin, and a fresh
grave is at onee ilur, to await the re
ception of the n.xt that dies.
A Co n Veaaon for Living.
"She lives to love and loves to live,
he love in live becauc she liv.'S to love "
Win y think :t is a sin to he s ck; being so. one
CMinot hej-inw tht ir affections on. others as the
Crenior i litem' c ; being s , it is a du'y to cure
yourself Most women, these day, need an in
vi.r.iting to ic. Worn-out teachers, "shop
girls," dreniaki r. milliners, and Ihose subject
1 1 t e erne labor, have fund a boon in Dr,
Pierce's (a write .rescrip ion. It Is a soothing
a'.d rt nhteiii'ifc.' m-niuc induct refresh'tii'
i-leep. r. Aleves despondency and restores to full
u e a!l f he I'ppe'ites ind all" -c' ions of one's na-
t.ee it is m il, by druggist , under a guarantee
fiom ilsn uk rs that it will, in every cae, give
! s;it'-f' e'ii'H. oi p c-- ill HIO will he promptly re
' f.eui. il.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa Does
Good Work in Maine.
Kamest Indorsement of KieUapno Kern
el ties from the K.vt ri-lne Nort li Kastem
Seetion or the t nited Mates. Merit
Alone Coulil Have M.kIo Thi-sj Reme
dies so Widely known ami l iiivi-rsally
Indorsed by the lVople.
.76ft n A IPiiV.
MoNTIci.Ll.ci, roo-itoiik Co., Me.
ct. lii, is;2.
I wish to till you
what your great meil
ii inc Kickapoo In
lone fur me uiul my
My v ife "was very
Sick Itnl bail been
tailing for a Ions; t hue,
unit her oM family
physician saiil she
could not live.
W'v tried another
doctor, ami lie told
the same story, said
she could not live
throe months. She
had been confined to her bed fur almost
two years tind was now almost bed
fast. The doctor said she had Con
sumption complicated with Heart
Disease Liver Trouble, "d we
w ere ubout discouraged.
1 then beard of your remedy and told mv
W ife about it.
She decided to try it, and before she bad
taken half a bott.c she L it better. When
she bad taken two bottles she was paining
fast, and before the thir.l bottle was fin
ished she completely recovered her health,
mid has been a well wo. nan i vcrsincc, and
her cure is a wondi r to all.
Some time after this
I was taken sick
uml in- trouble v.as
pronounced D y S "
pepsia by a ph -i-cian
v im relieved luc
siime, but did not cure
me. My v ife ad
vised me to try
Sagwa. I did o
Soon after that I :isX
attacked with the
Crippeaud could not (1
pei n,i oi n. r.very Mr, Jllhll s mite
time I had a cold I was .
Completely used Up. At my wife'ssug.
gestion tried Kickapoo Indian Sag
wa again, and after u,iu less than two
bottles l considered lnyseii entirely welt
and have remained w ell ever since. 1 think
I can say that Sagwa is the best
remedy that a family can have.
In case of Colds there is nothing bet
ter that 1 know of than taking a good dose
before going to bed, and my wife says she
would not think of keeping house without
a bottle of Kickapoo Indian Sagwa. She
says it saved her life with the help of
Providence, and I can say that under the
hand of Almighty Cod i owe my nie
to tlie wonderful medicine of all medicines,
the great gift of nature, Kickapoo In
dian Sagw a. and all the world should know
of its intrinsic worth. Its value as u family
remedy is beyond comparison.
.lOIIN .s. WHITE.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa,
fit btj the iHilittns jYim roots, harks and
eri.i or' their oirn ritthering and curintj, is oo.
taiHtlble oj any dratgist.
$1 per Bottle, Six Bottles for $5.
V ; -If a
pat Tt "i
WHEN YOU VtfrlT
'i HE llilJ'S FAIR
Do ii n Jorgt ti) tee the ex
hibit op th General Electro-,
t'orupany in the E!ec
tiicit" Building, t' e Intra
mural Railway equipped
with General Electric Com
pany's sippaxatus, the Elec
tric Launches equipped
with General Electric Com
pany's motors, and the Gen
eral Elec tric company's Arc
Lighting Plint and Power
Generators in Machinery
John Volk & Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kinds of wood work for builders.
Eighteenth St. bet. Third and Fourth avenues.
Sustain Home Indus!
Calling for Rock Islarj
Brewing Co., Beer.
The Best Beer Made,
On Tap everywhere.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, $uc-;
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewed
Ruber's City Brewery and Raible & Sien
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius jjji
Bottling Works, has one of the most cor;?
Brewing establishments including Bottling
partment in the country. The product is
very best. Beer is bott'ed at the brewery r
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and Ji
be ordered direct from the head offices cr X:.
line avenue by Telephone.
r!en3one 1098. 231 Twentieths;-
Established 1880 18M&
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by bujiDg your Crockery, Glassva:-, Ce
lery, Tinware, Wocdware, and Brushes, at tUfdar
Reliable 5 and 10 Cents Store.
BTRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Tto2 &u
SEIVERS & ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDER:
All Kinds ot Carpenter Work Dce.
General Jobbing done on snort notice nd BannracTlon pziruiteti.
OBim W Slum 721 Twelfth Str. KuCK I.-LAN:
Manufacturer of all Undi of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a Specialty. Repairing done neatly and irw, y.
A enare of Your patronage respectrnlly solicited.
1618 Second Avrniic. Koi-k
R yi. Hudson.
M. J. Pabh
HUDSON & PARKER.
CARPENTERS AND BUILDER'
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Esi
furnished when deeirtd.
Shop cor. First ave. and Seventeenth et. Rock Island
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AKD ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK,
AH kinds of brass, bronze and aluminum bronze casting, all shade? ati i(' '
a specialty of brass metal pattern and aitisiic nri.
Snor kp Orncr-At 1H1 First avrr.te.rfst Ferry !ar?:niv - kuK
J. LMGEK, Propria
J- Mi CHRISTY,
Ask Your Grocrr forTVr:
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using their Students.
112 and Hi East Second Street, DAVES PORTf
(JEORtJE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
101 Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth Street, opposite Hvytr
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always of
Free Lunch Erert Day . 8andwiches Furnished