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THE. AUG US TlUTKS WW OCTOBER 1.2,1893.
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In Bock Island county .
Thcrsdav, October 12, 1S93.
A medical journal assert that peo
ple who drink cow's milk are more
prone to consumption than those who
use the miik of the reindeer, the buf
falo, the ass or the goat.
An important feature of the Oeto
lier numln-r of nlie North American
It -view will le a symposium on "The
Business Out look," lv the president
of the Xew York chnniher of com
merce, ami the presidents of the Con
solidated Stock and Petroleum ex
change, the Cotton exchange, and
the Coffee exchange of New York.
The I'nited (ihi-s company, which
own the Kock Island plant, and is
rcsionsilile fur depriving the city of
one of its nint valnalile industries,
whose employes iinnilier over 2.5ml
men. lias announced its purpose of
no longer reconiin the American
Flint (ilass Virkers' union and to
hereafter treat with its employes
only as individuals. Notilication of
this decision in the form of a circu
lar has heen sent out to former wiirk
mcn. j;ivin them an opportunity to
accept positions under the new con
dition:. The circular announces
that the company intends starting
three of its factories on a hasis wher'e
ly it will be enaldcd to meet com
petition now existing in the trade.
The old workmen have until Oct. It!
to ret in.
The Cine of Mr. Vn Alt'ii.
II:ir;t r's We-'kly.
The appointment of J. J. Van
Alen as ambassador to Italy. has been
received with a jjood deal of adverse,
even indiirnant. criticism. If the
principal charge were true, not onlv
would the indignation be justified,
but the senate imht to refuse its
sanction to the corrupt bargain bv
rejecting t ho nomination. The
charge is that Mr. Van Alen con
tributed sfM.OUO or ."t, 0;m tlie
amount is thus variously stated to
the democratic campaign fund in
is;2. in consideration that if Mr.
Cleveland were elected he would ap
point Mr. Van Allen as minister to
Home. This is the only serious ami
credible charge that lias been made
against the appointee. The other
accusations against him do not rise
to the dignity of demanding a refu
tation. The untruthfulness of the main
charge has b-jen shown by William
C Whitney in a calm ami convine
injr letter to the newspaper which has
been most active in spreading it
abroad. Mr. Whitney was said to
have made the corrupt bargain, but
he proves that there was mi bargain
at all. As for the president.' the
Weekly is in a position to state that
he was ignorant that Mr. Van Alen's
"claims" to the appointment rested
upon any other bais than his fitness
for the place, and that he was the al
most, if not quite, unanimous choice
of the democracy of llhode Island.
Mr. Van Alen is a Harvard gradu
ate and a gentleman of wealth and
leisure who has lived, n I'.njrland and
Newport. He is devoted to society
and sports. Very recently ho took an
interest in t he polities of his native
country. His father was a New York
merchant, and Mr. Van Alen. him
self, married a Miss Astor. His en
trance into politics was inspired bv
his admiration for Mr. Cleveland.
IJcyond this lie preferred the demo
cratic party because he did not like
the protective tariff. Mr. Van Alen
contributed liberally to the demo
cratic campaign fund, but not as
largely as is reported, and not more
in proportion to his wealth than many
others. Afterward he was asked bv
Mr. Wliitncv if he would like to be
Minister to Italy. After a Ion:; de
lay, and after Italy had raised its
mission to this country to an em
bassy, Mr. Van Alen was appointed.
He was recommended and urjjed bv
the democracy of Khode Island, who
asked for no other diplomatic ap
pointment. This is the simple story of a mat
ter that has tilled the daily press
with many and loud outcries, and
with much coarse personal abuse.
Unfortunately, diplomatic appoint
ments in the I'nited States are made
on partisan grounds. Untried men,
without diplomatic training or ex
perience, are sent abroad as repre
sentatives of this government. So
inevitable are wholesale changes at
the incoming of a new administra
tion that it has come to be the rule
that nil ministers resign on the in
auguration of a new president. Mr.
Van Alen's appointment is no worse
and no better than hundreds of
others that excited no comment.
The assumption that Mr. Cleveland
ratified a corrupt bargain is a base
less slander, from which his otlieial
conduct should have protected him.
He appointed n democratic partisan,
whom he found not unworthy, on
the recommendation of other demo
cratic partisans. Whatever odium
attaches to the selection rests on the
system, not on the president.
HE NEVER, WORE THEM.
The Old Colcnel's Spectacle., Which
Were of a rccollar Make.
"The way you Chicago people look
at things reminds me of my old
friend. Colonel John Phillips."
The speaker was a large, hairy
man with a big slouch hat and a
voice evidently better adapted to the
acoustic properties o( the prairie
than the Plmer house smoking
room, according to the Chicago
Tribune. He appeared to realize this
as he glanced around and saw every
man in the room looking toward him,
some smiling, some scowling.
Tell us about your friend the
colonel," suggested a real estate
agent, who hid the hairy giant on
the string for a big cash trade.
"Why," continued the big man
with the prairie voice, "Phillips saw
everything that belonged to him big
and evervthing belonging to me
"That's human nature " the
agent was suggesting, but the prairie
man intotj-rupt.-d with:
"No, 'twant no human nature.
'Twas spectacles! He got 'em made
in this town. I believe you people
all wear 'em, too!"
"What pecu iar properties did your
friend's spectacles possess?" asked a
"Just as I've said. They made his
property loom up in regular Chicago
world's fair f: shion. but squashed
other peoples' stuff worse'n a Zimri
Hwiggins band "
"How could he do this?"
"Why, the blamed lenses worked
on an axis anc. showed things tele
scope fashion you know. S'poso
there was a horse trade up, he'd let
you look at yt ur own horse through
the ordinary little end of his glasses,
but when you como to look at his
he'd get at tis specks again under
some pretext just flipping them over
the magnifying way and you'd see a
magnificent an.mal. It was the same
way with houses, tracts of land,
wheat fields, changing money, any
thing. Once i ou look through his
glasses at anything you were his vic
tim, for you fjlt as if you couldn't
live until you iraded just as Phillips
wanted you to. But he met his re
ward. He triel a bluff game on Pig
Buffalo Jones of Arizona to whom
he had by that spectacled jugglery
sold a hundrtd jackass rabbits for
burros and lo iked at Big Jones' sis
gun through he little enl of his
glasses, trying to put him down
sma.ll. vou know; but. alas, it didn't
"What happened ?" asked the
"Big Jones' gun went off repeate 1
ly just as Coknel Phillips was ad
justing his glasses. It was as well,
perhaps," continued the prairie man,
dropp'.ng his voice so low that the
bcllcwing of t lgs in the river and
lake could again bo heard, "for my
friend had acquired such a habit of
trying to talk t:p to the magnifying
side of these glasses that his long
enjoyeJ reputation for veracity was
entirely sp'ilec. We buried him at
Big Jones1 expense, and to prevent a
recurrence of s ich a tragedy I took
possession of t le spectacles, and
"Whatever became of them?"
asked a hungry looking man who had
gone broke on a world's fair hotel
"I now wear em myself." said the
big, hairy prairie man.
It Will Explore 'he Little-Known Land
An expedition for exploring an
unknown regioc of the Arctic is be
ing organized it. Washington. Robert
Stein, of the geological survey con
ceived the idea of it originally. The
party, to consist of not less than
eight men, prjposes to leave St.
Johns, Newfoundland, in May, 18'Ji
Thus only one summer will be occu
pied in prosecuting the enterprise,
which will be conducted on a rather
The customary avenue of approach
to the pole has "jeen by way of Smith
Sound, the nortl.ward continuance of
BaHin bay, because that route
seemed to point to the long-sought
goal of Arctic e plorers. As a result
the shores on both sides of that
route have been pretty well mapped
out by a series of expeditions, bjr
ginninrr with IrgleCeld's and endin
with Greely's. At the same timo
the readily accessible avenues lead,
ing westward Lave been neglected.
Thus, though the east shore of Ellos
mere land is well known, tho west
shore remains unoutlined on the
maps. It is now proposed to trace
this unknown shore, so far as can be
done in one summer, from a base of
operations always within easy reach.
Special attention will be given to
the geology of t le region. There is
no reason why the rocks of that-land
should not contain as valuable miner
als as any in lower latitudes, and,
sinco in summ :r a large part of
Ellesmcrc land U certainly free from
ice and snow, the rocks will be ac
cessible to observation.
The whales leave Lancaster sound
in August, and i obody knows where
they go. Since they do not go north
to Smith sound, it is not impossible
that they go northwest, and in that
case the expedition may discover
new whaling grounds as profitable,
perhaps, as those of Lancaster sound.
How valuable t lis discovery would
be may be gathered from the fact
that a single larfe whale is worth as
much as $12, 00 J, and a whaling ship
has been knowii to return with a
cargo worth f 40, 000.
A Green Ant'g Nest.
The green ants of Australia make
nests by bending leaves together and
uniting them witli a kind of natural
glue. Cook saw hundreds at a time
on one leaf drawing it to the ground,
while an equal number waiUd to re
ceive, hold and f.isten it.
WAGES OF THE CHINESE.
Four Hollars a Muntli anil I ec;I ttnd
Clothe Ynurnnir I liooii I "ay.
To estimate the pay of working
people at sixty cents or $1 per month
and board would doubtless be mis
leading to many who are not famil
iar with economics in China, says
Langhorne Leitch. late missionary to
China, in a letter to the' Kansas City
Star, though if a nearly approximate
figure could be arrived at the dis
crepancy would after all appear to
us a very small matter. The whole
of a high estimate would to most
Westerners seem little more than a
joke, but small differences are so im
portant to Chinamen there that I
beg leave to make a somewhat fuller
statement of the matter than I could
do in a sermon illustrations I only
wish that I had at hand. Tho fig
ures here given are, perhaps, very
nearly correct for the section of
China in which I lived, near Shang
hai, where wages are doubtless high
er than in most other parts of China.
I would not attempt to say what
the smallest wages are. I have
known personally of wage earners
getting about twonty-five cents per
month and very poor food. Appren
tices work long terms, much of the
time doing skilled work, at a total
co.-t to the employer of .less than
rl..'i per month. Sixty cents to 1
per month and board would include
unc -iinted thousands of boatmen,
clerks, and household servants and
perhaps overstate the facts consider
ably. .Many of th: blacksmiths,
coolies or burden bearers, basket and
bamboo workers, and others would
a o m. t 1 koly fall into tho samo
cate;o:-y. Carpenters working by
ti.e iia get about lifteen cents per.
da. and clothe and feed themselves,
b. t take the risk, of course, of lost
time. Other 'journeymen'' work, so
far as I know, does not vary much
from th's figure carpenters, masons,
bricklayers, etc.. being about the
same. Almost any of these, how
ever, would doubtless be giad to get
work at j4 a month gross.
But tlie difference in wages does
not give a correct idea of the differ
ence in cost of doing work. The
Chinaman goes at a leisurely gait
Carpenters will come late in tho
morning, perhaps 9 o'clock, and. as a
prelude to work take a long smoke
and chat while sitting on tne tim
bers or stones of the unfinished build
ing. Twelve or 1 o'clock brings the
dinner hour, followed by another
smoke, and at 5 or 6 o'clock they
bundle up the tool--. Chinese con
tractors submit to this. It seems to
be custom, and custom is law with
them. Those who work by tho
month, however, keep longer hours,
and many who work for themselves
are steadily at work from early
morning till dark.
The wage-worker's condition is
also much alleviated by the high pur
chasing power of money. Good l ieo
can usually be had for one and one
half cents a pound. It forms tho
body of the diet in seaboard China
Beans, greens, wheat flour mainlv
used in the shape of noodles a little
vegetable oil and still less meat are
lubricators for the rice. Life is tiius
possible to the average memler cf
But there are Chinese who say our
condition is only a tran -itory stage
to a state like their on
Mn In the Woman' ltutltliie;.
SomclKxly had been calling the atten
tion of the v fe of the M:'haiajuhof Kti
purtl.abi to i bjects of special interest at
Jackson park "So that is the Woman's
bnilding." she said as the great white
structure was pointed ont to her ""Do
they allow men inside its walls?"
The question is amusing iu itself, and
yet a great bi.j; interrogation mark of
the same kind has Hp;eared before the
binned visions of a thousand men who
have p.iused at its threshold.
It cannot fail of notice that the man
who wanders through the Woman's
building seems invariably embarrassed
and ill at ease. If he goes alone, he looks
conscience stricken, glancing furtively
about as if expecting to be ejected. He
doesn't allow himself to lurome deeply
interested in anything, and when he
finally reaches the bronze statue of Leif
Ericsoii at the west portal lie feels re
lieved. Nmurally enough the married man ac
companied by his wife shrivels into in-sigtii::-.::ne
i:i this 'Atmosphere. He be-co::-.es
merely the husband of the worn 'in
and looks on meekly as she makes the
rounds. He feds a'.:out 11 years old and
3 feet T i.i.dies in height. lie may have
been always thsc'f aMftive. domineer
ing lord and master of his household, but
IT) minutes ot the Woman's building re
duces i ini to a minus quantity. He feels
submissive to a painful degree.
Inj n: lc.
The buckboar.l party was bowling
along and the tin horn was rasping
the ears of the jeoplo in general.
"What air them folks blowin' that
horn for?" asked a plain farmer-looking
'They want to attract attention
to let people know what a time they
are Laving," was the answer of a
"And they don't get run in?"
'Well, that's what I call a doggone
outrage. Here them fellers kin go
along the streets a-blowiu' i that
cussed horn and when I come to town
last week an' was goin home with a
load of iron and other stuff and
was hollerin' a few good old hollers
to let the town know that old SI
Brown was as good as anybody tho
fool policeman ketched me and I had
to pay more'n t?15 fine. Thai's the
way justioo is run in this country,
Where He Wanted Hlui.
A Chicago attorney, noted for his
sharp practice, sent his client one
day to watch the ca-e. Word came
to him that his case was next on the
docket, and he hurried over to find
the opposing counsel already begin
ning. In vain he looked for his
client. He was nowhere to be seen.
In vain he asked for delay; but the
court told him the carelessness of a
client would not allow such a thing.
At last he glanced into the jury-box
and saw his client there. The stupid
man had thought he heard his name
called, and had marched in with the
rest. The opposing counsel was so
anxious to hurry the case along that
he neglected to examine the jury.
Seeing the thing was in his own
hands, the Chicago attorney turned
to the court "I withdraw all ob
jection," he said; "I hae my client
where I want him." Argonaut
The liierainuiatlcal 1'otato.
"Why do tbey call it the early rose
potato?" inquired the sweet young
member of the cooking class.
"Because that is its name." re
sponded the teacher, smilingly.
"Yes, I know, but they might have
been grammatical and called it the
early rising," she said, as she dumped
a spoonful of yeast into a batch of
An Excellent Way.
Jones Good morning, Benson.
How do you find business?
Benson By judicious advertising.
es. the women allow meu inside the
Woman's building. But in toe natjire
of things they can't encourage such in
vasi jus. Chicago Record.
A Co d Feasa for Living.
S!to live-; !o 'm"e and lows to live,
hf low- io live tn'cau-c she livts to luvc "
Vnry Ucuk :t is a iu to be s'rk; lninj o. one
c timci le?tov tin ir nflVc! ioti on otli 'rs as the
O(v:itor iiitem'e ; hfiuj s it i a Ciry to cire
yourself Mo-t uo'iiei!, fiit-e J IV", nieil an il
vi r.iti:i to ic. Wrn-out teue'icrs, 's!iop
cirls,"' dn -sn ukc v. milliners, ami Hose i:l'je t
to t !c-:iue tibor. b'tve f.tuni a (too-, in Dr.
Pierce's fuvrite pn scrip ion. It i a "nothing
atl it i n-hteiiintr netii.e imhii'i g rerrech lm
s-lecji. riHeviD ilespondeticy an t reti rr to full
n e all thruppe'ltes i nil a:! ctions of one's na
ture, it if fo il, Tny !rii!"pt , muli-r a gnarantee
fn-in i'snnktrs that il ill, in every ra-e, give
atr.i"ion. oi r ee il.lUi will be promptly refunded.
Kickapoo Indian SagwaDoes
Good Work in Maine.
Earnest Enilonuiii'tit of Kirkapoo Ttem
eiir from the Extmne North Eatttern
Siion of tho l"nitl Mat-. Merit
Alone Could Have Math TYu-fto Heme
tlitva to Widely known and VnivereiaHy
Indur&ed ly the IVople.
lohn .-. White.
MoNTK'tr.t.U. Aroostook Co.,to.
tk-t. lti, lS!i
I wir-li to toll rot;
what your greiit med
icine Kickapoo In
dian Sagwa, iia-J
done for me and my
iy a, ife was very
Sick and liad been
tailing for a Ion; time,
mid lur old fatni'iy
Jiliysii iin -aid she
'could not live.
We tried another
doctor, Hiid lie told
the same story, said
she could not live
three month. She.
had been confined to lu r bed for almost
two years and was now almost bed
fast. The doctor said she had Con
Sumption complicated with Heart
Disease 'l Liver Trouble, tui we
were ubout discouraged.
1 then heard of your n tuedv and told mv
wife iiboul it.
She decided to try it, and before she had
taken half a bottle she felt better. When
she hud taken two bottles she was ?;ainin
fast, tmd before the third lttle was fin-i-hed
she completely recovered her health,
and has been a well woman ever since, and
her cure isu wonder to all.
.Some time after t his
I was taken sick
nml my trouble was
pepsia by a phy-d.
chin who relieved me
some, but did not cure
tne. My w ife ad
Vised me to try
Saewa, i did so
and was cured.
boon alter that I was
uttaeked with tho
Crippeand could not
pet jiil of it. Kvery
tinie I hiul a cold 1 w as"
completely used up. At my w nv'ssug.
g est ion l tried Kickapoo Indian Sag-
Wa iigsiin. atid lifter u-in less than two
bottles 1 considered myself entirely well
and have remained well ever since. I think
I can say that Sagwa is the best
remedy that a family can have,
in case ot Colds there is nothing bet
ter that I know of ih:in tak in-; a j:imhI dose,
before (-roinj: to bed, mid my wife says she
would not think of Kt-cpiii hou.-e w ithout
II bottle of Kickapoo Indian si.ywa. She
savjj it saved her life with the help of
Providence, and I can say that under the
hand of Almighty Cod i 'o my life
to the wonderful medicine of all medicines,
tho K'eat gift of nature, Kickapoo In
dian Sasrw a. and nil the world should know
ot its intrinsic worth. Its value a- u family
remedy is beyond comparison.
JOHN S. WHITE.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa,
fie by the Jittlian from roof., barks ami
neri ot' their own ytitheriny and CMrw, is ob
tainuble ofutiy drugijitt.
$1 per Bottle, Six Bottles for $5.
Mm. .i.ih .S
Jo tin Volk & Co.
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kinds of wood work for builders.
Elhteontb. St. bet, Tnird and Fourth avenues.
Sustain Home Indust
nllin firvr Pnob- Ti.
o vxwx AAaj
Brewing Co., Beer,
The Best Beer Made,
On Tap everywhere.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, sucx
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Bremen-'
Huber's City Brewery and Raible &
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius JurJ
Bottling Works, has one of the most com?
Brewing establishments including Bottling
partment in the country. The product k
very best. Beer is bottled at the brewery
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and nr
be ordered direct from the head oil ices cr h
line avenue by Telephone.
O K A LXR IN
r'enoue 1098. 231 Twentieths
Etahlished 1SS0 ISMS.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money bv bujirjg your Crockery, Glassvair, Cr
lery, Tinware, Wocdware, and Brushes, at tie Ola
Reliable 5 ad 10 Cents Store.
BIRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Thin An
SEIVERS & ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDER?
All Kinds ol Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and eansiacUon gnarar.tctJ.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND 8HOE8
Gents' Fine shoes a Spec iaity. Impairing done neatly and prompt 'y.
A share of vonr patronage refpectfnUj solicited.
1C18 Second Avenue, lim-k Jvt:
R i. Hudson.
M. J. Paei
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS
All kinds of Carr-entering promptly attended to Es'ii
furaished when desired.
8hop cor. First are ard Seventeenth et. Rock island
Roek Island Brass Foundry
ND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORX,
Al' kinds of brass, bronae and alominnm broiae casting, all shade ard ms;-" 1
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
SHor KD TTirir-tlMl First sv , . r,sr Ferry rjD,t . K(lEiN
J. MAG EK, ProFifcS
J- IVX. CHRISTY-,
kiiofictmb of inm il-
Ask Tonr Grocer for Them.
SPECIi LTIEr :
.The Christy "Otbteh" dxA rfT
K n E
The thoronirh inst. notion el
la icuum uy mure iu:ui i"v
using their StudcBts.
112 and 114 East Second Street, DAVENPORT, 10
Opoarct JE3Co use Sctloctf
UEORWE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
101 Second Avenue, Comer of Sixteenth Street, -- Opposite Harper's Tne'-
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on l
Frac Lunch Brerr Day
Sandwiches Farnuited on Short