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THE- AKGUS, FlllDA V: OCTOBER 13, 1893.
Published Dally tnd Weekly atll6'M Second
Arena. Bock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
. Tmci-Daily Boc per month; Weekly VI .00
par annnm; In advance $1.50.
All communications of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religions, nnst have
real name attached for publication. No such
article will be printed over fictitious signatures.
Inoymons communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
In Rock Island county.
Friday, Oct. 13. 1893.
The youngest juilife in this coun
try is saiil to be Henry W. Scott, as
sociate justice or the supreme court
of Oklahoma, lie is 2.S years old.
At the age of 22 he was register of
the land ollice at Lnrncil. Kan. Ho
has written several legal works.
Emperor William stated in his
address at Mctz that by the help of
God and the German sword Alsace
Lorrain should remain a German pro
vince, which again calls to mind the
fact that the kaiser's abiding faith
in the connection between tho Al
mighty and the Gorman sword is
more adrairablo than convincing.
The British povernment is wrest
linj with a problem which seems to
pive it more trouble than the home
pule issue the advisability of abol
ishing the office of master of the
buckhounds. Sir William Vernon
Harcourt gravely confessed to the
commons that the government had
been unablo to arrive at a conclusion
on tho overpowering question.
The danger of cholera has re
turned, but our long respite has de
prived it of most of its terrors. If
the pestilence had begun its career
early in tho spring, as seemed proba
ble last winter, our situation would
have been serious. As it is we shall
probably bo able to kep it from
making any serious headway in this
Ax Oakland man has sued for the
rings that went with his heart and
failed to come back when the blighted
heart was returned. This is not ex
actly gallant, but times are hard,
and the business-like aspect of the
action is apparent. Besides, when
the gentle touch of time shall have
caressed tho blight off the heart in
question the rings will lie handy to
GE"1:;i; Gui'Ln resembles his late
lamented papa in his disinclination
to pay taxes. The probating of the
cider Gould's will gave the assessors
a good idea of the amount of property
owned by the estate, and they hare
been pressing for tho payment of the
taxes. Young Gould declares that
he will go into another country, or
into another stato if necessary, to
avoid paying them.
Pirate omnibuses are causing con
iternation among the 'bus riders of
London. The pirates look just like
the regular omnibuses. A passenger
Foes in, expecting to pay a faro of
twopence or threepence, and cannot
get out until he has paid a chilling.
There is apparently no legal redress
for the passengers, because the pirates
carry inside a sign reading, A
6hilling any distance."
The demand for currency is bring
ing out fractional scrip, government
and other, issued during the war,
which have for years been in collec
tions or have been forgotten. The
city of Albany last week redeemed
$30 of this scrip issued in fi3, at
the time when postago stamps were
used for change. The Albany scrip
Was found in the strong box of an old
Albanian recently deceased.
The deplorablo condition of the
20,000 farmers on tho cyclone-swept
islands off the Carolina .coast should
appeal to the generosity of the peo
ple of the entire country. It is said
that from 1,500 to 2.00J persons in
stead of 700 as at first reported, per
ished in tho terrible storm that re
cently struck the islunds near Beau
fort and Port Royal, and all the sur
viving inhabitants are on the verge
The Welsh in the United States
claim that they are in number as
many as their countrymen in Wales,
and they also claim that one of their
ancestors forestalled Columbus in
the discovery of America by 272
years. They base their assertions
on historical tradit'rons and the man
uscripts of old Welsh bards on the
one hand, and on the prevalence of
Welsh in many of tho languages of
the ladiars. both of South and North
America, on the other.
TiiKict: appears to bo no doubt that
there has been genuino Asiatic
cholera in Jersey City, scientific in
vestigation having fhown beyond
question that four persons have died
in the city hospital there of tho
disease. The remarkable thing
About these cases Js that absolutely
no connection has been traced be
tween tho victims and anj infected
hip or port. It is gratifying to
know that the authorities are taking
Very precaution to stamp out the
disease where it has been found, and
It la to be hoped that they will suc
ceed. It is late in the season for a
cholera visitation in this country,
but it is not necessarily too late.
The custom at the funeral of a war
rior of leadin his riderless horse be
fore the bier isof medieval origin. In
the old days i. horse so led became the
property of the church.
The first appearance of peanuts in
mercantile hit tory was a consignment
of ten bags sent from Virginia to New
York for sal) in 1794. In 1893 the
product was 2,G00,000 bushels.
It was a Ne .v York woman who said
upon being j ut upon a low diet by
her physician, that so far as she had
gone it seemed that everything she
liked was either wicked, expensive or
A peculiar tesult of lifi-htning was
notieed near I rijon. in Kram-o, after a
severe thnn ie storm. A bo!t struck a
Siiiall poiid jvur o.itside of the city, and
it was tlis overed th:it the electric
shoc'.j had kiU vl all the fish in the
pond. ab ut 0113 thou-and in number.
Samlersville. Oa , has an electrified
well on a lot Wringing to Colonel J.
N. Uilmore. The curb was struck by
lightning and carried down into the
weil sending a e'oud of steam above
the s:rfaee. Sin?e then those who
have dipped a linger in the well have
found it hig.i y charged with elec
tricity. r.rain surgeons of to-day are begin
ning to iin.lers and such occuranccsas
that which tur ied Harnett Grimsley,
a farmer's boy, into the ablest 15ap
t'.st preacher in Virginia. Young
Grimsley. whet sixteen, waa cutting
wood with a companion, when the
other fellow's ax fl?iv o:T the handle,
struck him on th? head and cracked
his skull. The accident, instead of
hurting him in any way, seemed to
Five his brain more room to grow, and
he became known in later years as
Grimsley the eloquent
Henry A. lla?en says that tho con
struction of tight balloons must be tjie
first step toward proper exploration
of the air. It is hardly probable, he
says, that a b;illoon has been con
structed in thii country which will
not leak twentv-five per cent of its
gas in twenty four hours. On the
other hand, a billoon has been built
in Trance of gold-beater's skin which
has leaked less than one-half of one
per cent in tv.-enty-four hours. In
other words, it the former balloon
could just keep afloat two days the
latter would not give out for 100 days.
Washable wal papers are new.
An ordinary piano contains a mile of
The soldering of g-lass and porcelain
with metals is a novel French process.
' An Englishman has patented a sub
marine gas stove for heating water in
Two hand-cmb -oidered screens in the
Japanese exhibit in the Fine Arts
building at the world's fair are valued
at $!5,0(0 and S-,0.'K each.
A tiny prayer and hymn book and
bible printed on Tndian paper has just
been issued by Evre Ji. Spottiswoo:lc.
Tho size is onl,7 .1 by i'; by J8
A St Louis woman has lately per
fected an invention for making sweet
potato flour. T i e process includes
peeling the potato and drying the peel
as a food for live stock, drying and
grinding the potato into three grades
of flour, and also slicing it into Sara
Tho Infanta Eulala's spun-glass
dress, of which an American manufacturing-
compan 7 made her a present
while she was th; nation's guest, has
aroused great curiosity among the
ladies of the Spanish court, who very
properly regardel it as something
very remarkable in the way of
The horse's hat, which last year a
human horse owner in Bordeaux
provided for his horse, is now becom
ing a great article of trade in France.
It is made of straw and covers the
eyes and forehead of the horse, while
openings are let;, for the ears. A
sponge is kept in the inside of the hat
and this is moistened from time to
time with vinegar, so as to keep the
horse's head refreshingly cool.
GRAINS O? HISTORY.
Who Corn Firs-.?
I have been consulted by my charm
ing hostess of this week as to the order
of precedence to be followed at informal
dinners in this country. I find all New
port somewhat stirred up over this qnes
tion. The presence of royalty and the1
establishment of the Panncefotes there
have led to various complications in oth
er households. I gave the rules for Eng
lish preceilence in a former paper, and
it is needless to repeat that royalty al
ways goes first. As for the rest, I will
simply quote a runark I heard last sum
mer, which amused me greutly and is
more than ever to the point. Lady B.
asked a clever New York man how the
question was determined in America.
She wanted to know in what order peo
ple were sent to dinner. "In the order
of cash." was the vj ly. Vogue.
. School of Xaval ArcMlecture.
We have received fr.;:u the Massachu
setts Iiutltuli.m of Technology an :m
nounct'lticjit of the establishment at
the institute of a course if instruction
in naval fircMivr '.mv. It is a f.u-r years'
course. It v.::: 1o provide a throii;h
a training; ii he thcorv and methods of
designing l r.il ;i-c; ships, iin.i its
graduates receive the .iegm of. bachelor
of science. It is an opiio.iul branch of
the mechanical cns.Tut'riiig course.
There r.rc to b- lectures twice a Week
during !! third and fourth years, and
stu.l-'its rr.-i iv.pir.il to niake the calcu
lations mid ih-av.- the construction de
scribed i;i ih Icciures. Eu-'imtri:)"
An observatory is approaching com
pletion on Mont BI inc at an altitude
of l.'.TSl feet above the level of tho
A new loud talking telephone has
been invented in England. The re
ceiving instrument is said to speak
loud enough to be heard all over the
The tenth census shows that 23,010.
000 inhabitants of the United States
are supported by agriculture, 11,
520,000 by manufactures and 1",6'.,0,000
The harvests in Ireland this year
are fully a month earlier than any be
fore recorded, and the most abundant
that country lias been blessed with
for twenty-five yea -s. ' '
. Ordinary soda of commerce has
been successfully used in France as a
substitute for salt water in mixing
cement or mortar di ring cold weather.
The results have been very satisfac
tory. The Japanese eat more fish than
any other people in the world. With
them meat eating in a foreign innova
tion, confined to the rich, or rather to
those rich people who prefer it to the
Lucca Delia Eobbi a was the inven
tor of a method of hardening terra
cotta, the secret of which died with
him. His famous groups were all ex-
I ecu ted in terra cotfci, which he made
wis hard as stone.
u mic uiKccubu i.cuiiuij i Liu juiab
glass mirrors were n.ade in Germany
by a blowpipe and were convex. The
first manufactory of glass mirrors for
sale was established in Venice early in
the sixteenth century.
A Co d Keasm for Living.
'She lives to low and loves to live,
she loi' to live tn-caiifo she liws to love "
Mary think it is a pin to lie sick; heint: o. one
c uin.it In-low t i ir ull'rctioii tm olli ts at the
t're ilor intein'e ; lnii,; a , it is a ('u y to c ire
yimi'!f Must wiimi'T', tin e d:iy, need an in
vt.r tii.g t ir. W. rn-out teachers, "sliop-
Kirls,'" m's:niiivi r-. milliners, an.l those subject
to t ! oini! 1 ii-o . hiiv'f f mud a lioo-i in l)r, I
Pii rrt-'s fa'i rit r.Pirip ion. It Is n soothing I
anil t i n-hti'iiin nenim:, inilu:'t rifrvh ntr
sKi'm r. lien lcsp:iiid.-t,ry and rest, res to full
ne all i In i.'i iic mil tiflVctions of one's na
ture, it is m tl, by dtu.-'jr'fct , iindr a guarantee
from i's n.aki rs ilia: it will, in every ca-e, give
atit-f clii.n, n p-'ee ,MU0)will he promptly refunded.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa Does
Good Work in Maine.
Kamrst Fndomemciit of Kickapoo Item
riliea from tho Kxtrrme North Kastern
Sition of the I'fiitcU States. Merit
Alone Could Have Marie These Heme
riles so Widely known and I'niversally
Indorsed liy the lVorie.
Miistnxi.lo, Aroostook Co., Me.
let. If., is;2.
I wish to tell you
what your gveut lnt'd
icine Kickapoo In
dian Sagwa, lma
done for uie und my
My "wife was very
"Siwv v S'Ck nil lui'i n
ifijl'H'S tail ins for n lonsr time,
JAV;Vli ,1,,r o1,1 r:1"";y
' V'i )' f, pliysielnn said she
A4;i''.itl O could not live.
l""7iI?Jji I we tried nnotli.
' tfl?! f. 1 " .lootor, mid lie tol
John ? IHn7c. t li r
same story, said
could not live
e months, she.
linil been confined to l.cr l d fur almost
two years and . now almost bed
fast. The doctor svi l she had Con
sumption complicated with Heart
Disease 'i.i Liver Trouble, und we
were about discouraged.
I then heard of your remedy and told my
wife about it.
She decided to try it, and before Bhe had
taken hair a bottle she felt better. When
fihe had taken twoliottles she was paining
fast, mid before the third bottle was fin
ished she completely recovered her health,
mid has been a well woman ever since, anil
her cure isu wonder to all.
Some time after this .
I was taken sick
and my trouble was
pronounced D y S -pepsia
by a physi
eiaii who relieved me
some, but did not cure
inc. My wife ad
Vised mo to try
Sacwa. I did
and was cured.
boon tiller that 1 was -
attacked with t h c
Grippe "ini could not
(ret l id of It. l-.very
time I had a cold I was-
completely used up. At if-wife'ssus-Bc-stion
i tried Kickapoo Indian Sag
wa nilitin, and utter uin less than two
bottles 1 considered myself entirely Well
and have remained well ever since. 1 think
I ciin say that Sagwa (3 the best
remedy that a family can have.
in case of Colds there is nothing bet
ter that I know of th. in tnkinjr a Kooil dose
before Moins to bed, and my wife says sho
would not think of keeping house w ithout
a iKittle of Kickapoo Indian Snawn. She
nays it saved hCf life with the help of
I'rovidenee, and I can say that under the
hand of Almighty Cod i owe my life
to Uie wondcrlul medicine of nil medicines,
the great gift of nature, Kickapoo In
lian Nnsrw a, and all the world should know
of its intrinsic worth. Its value as a family
remedy is beyond comparison.
JolIS S. WHITE.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa,
jnie btf the Jmittn from roots, barks unit
trrb rf their vtrn tttiffiering and curing, is ob
tainable of any druggist.
$1 per Bottle, Six Bottles for $5.
Mrt. ...; ,s White.
John Volk. & Co.,
a i i
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And ali kii.da of wood work for bulldera.
Eighteenth t. bet. Tbird and Fourth avanncs.
m-w the fcest I
IT rJITlT the cheapest.
jL CXXlll, strictiy Kre
White Lead is best ; properly applied
it will not scale, chip, chalk, or rub
on' ; it firmly adheres to the woou und
torn:: a permanent base for repainting.
Paints which peel or scale have to b
removed by scraping or burning before
satisfactory repainting can be done.
When buying it is important to obtain
properly made. Time has proven that
white lead made by the " Old Dutch "
process of slow corrosion possesses
qualities that cannot be obtained by
any other method of manufacture. Thii
process consumes four to six months
time, and produces the brands that
have given White Lead its character
as the standard paint.
: Southern" "Red Seal"
" Collier " " Shipman"
are standard brands of strictly pure
Lead made by the " Old Dutch " pro
cess. Ycu get the best in buying them.
You can produce any desired color by
tinting these brands of white lead with
National Lead Co.'s Pure White Lead
For sale by the most reliable dealers in Paints
If you are going to paint, it will pay you to
vend to us for a book containing information
that may save you many a dollar; it will
snly cost you a postal card to do eo,
NATIONAL LEAD CO.,
1 Broadway, New York
State and Fifteentn Street.
A RELIABLE AND ON Z Of THE
BEST KNOWN SPECIALISTS
IN THE UNITED STATES-
His Iloonis Crowded. Everybody
.Satisfied, and Many
DR. D. D. REA,
Surgeon and Specialist
Wbo ha created purh a sensation in and around
Chicago by enrinjr diseases thai almost btfflcd
the iredirnl fraterniry of the c urtry. and by the
request of many friend and iaticnt be has de
clued to visit
At the Harper House,
FRIDAY, OCT. 27th.
Returning every month during the
year, to remain a day.
Hr. lteahns been c nnected with tlie larccut
hospital in the country, and bas no superior in
diRiinosiui: nril treiiting ciscssca snd deforma
tiee He will jrive 50 for any case he cannot te.ll
the disease, and where locate I in five minutes,
lie will remrn to Hock Island every month to re
main one lny.
Treats nil cnrublc medical and sureical di.
eases, acute and chronic catiirrti, i iseases of the
eve. esr and nose, th oat am lurg-s. djspesia,
Itriijlit's dise.isc, dii betes, kidneys, liver, blad
der, chronic female and sexual dttease". Ej.ilep
py.or lits eti'td 1 A jKitive guarantee!
Young nodi mdrlle-.lsrd Urn
S iffenng fmm -permatorrhoea and impotency as
the r suit of self-abuse in youth or excess in ma
ture years, and other causes, producing some of
th follow'.: g eflects, as emissions, blotches, de
bility, nervousness, dizziness, confusion of ideas,
version of society, defective memory anil fexmil
exhaustion, which unDt the victims fyr business
or marriage, are permanently cured by remedies
Blood and Mktn niegar.
Syphillls and complications, as sore throat,
falling of the hair, pain In the bones, etc., are
perfectly eradicated without nsing merenry or
other injurious a rugs tionorrhoca, gleet, s'.ric
lures and all urinary and kidney troubles speedi
ly cured by treatment tl.at hns never failed. He
undertakes no incurable cases, but cures thous
ands given np to die. Remember the date and
come early, us his rooms are alwajs crowded
wherever he stops.
Correspondence silici'ed and confidential.
Address Dr. 1). D. KEA, Sii Paulina Street
Is Life Worth Living?
Tbat Depends Upon Tour Health.
Will cure 70a and keep ycu well.
1 For Bale at Harper Houae Pharmacy.
Sustain Home Indus)
palling- for Rock Islai
Brewing Co., Beer.
The Best Beer Made,
On Tap everywhere.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, slices
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery
Huber's City Brewery and Raible & Sten
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius w
uuLinug vv uiivi, uuc ui inc II1U5I Compel
Brewing establishments including Bottlirp J
partment in the country. The product is t
very best. Beer is bottled at the brewerv t
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and ml Z
be ordered direct from the head offices on
line avenue by Telephone.
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS I
231 Twentieth st-
Established 1S80 183.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by "bujing your Crockery, Glassware, (v
lery, Tinware, Woodware, and Brushes, at tLe Old si:
Reliable 5 aid 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third At:
SEIVERS & ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDER!
V All Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and eansracrlon EnaraEtecd.
Offlo n.n4 Sion 721 Twelfth StrMt.
ROCK ISUX3 '
A. BL ACKH ALL ,
Slannfactnrer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES-i
Gents' Fine Bhoce a Spec ialty. Kepairlng done neatly and promptly.
a Enare 01 your patronage respectfnlly solicited.
1618 Second Ave
nuo, Kock Iai' 1 1
R ii. Hudson. M.J.Pabs&
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS
dll kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Edis
furnished when deeired.
Shop cor. Firet ave. and Seventeenth at. Rock Island
Rock Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
AP kinds of braei, bronee and alnminnm bronss caeting. all (hade? acd tmjt
a epecialty of brass meUl pattern and artietlc work.
SHor kd OrrirE-At 1811 First avenne. nrar Ferry landine, - KUK
J. MA GEE, Propria
J. IVIt CHRISTY,
K1I0F1CTDBEI DF CE1CKESS l!S s'
Ak Tonr Grocer for Thcr.;.
.The Christy "Oybtir" ar d n.r.rf "1'
The thorongh instrncUon given at this School is Terifled by moro than 100 diffcri-ot
osing their Students.
112 and 114 East Second Street, DAVENPORT, 10
Opora, JESIo use Saloon
GEORGE SCHAFEB, Proprietor.
101 Second Arenne, Corner of Sixteenth Street, OpposiW Harper'" Tne;re-
The choicest Wine. Liquors, Beer and Cigars alwavs 01 Ha
Free Lunch KTery Day - . . Sandwiches FuraU"ei on Sbort Maw