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THE Ali(.US SATUltHAV. OCTOlJEll 14, IS 93.
Published Daily and Weekly mtl 1634 Second
Avenue, Rock Island, 111.
i. W. Totter.
U N I BEL
Tnii-Daily Sue per month; ttraaiy ri.uO
per eanam; In advance 1 .SO.
AH communications of a critical or arxumenta
ttra ebaracter, political or religions, mnat have
real name attached for publication. No sack
erttales will be printed orcr fictitions signatures.
Anormons communications not noticed.
Oorreepondenee solicited from every township
In Bock Island eoonur . !
Saturday. October 14. 1893.
A Coloicaio editor rises to remark
that money is close. lut not close
rnousrli to reach.
Peopi.k talk about a sulisiilizeil
press. Bless their simple souls, how
they tvouM open their eyes if they
were insiite- the ring atnl saw that
the only gratuity a newspape r ever
reeeives is alv'u-e.
It require something more
than the unsupported statement of
one man, even though ho be a poilly
person anl a missionary, to convince
an often-gulled world that Emin
Pasha has permanently retired from
the business of discovering and being
The (.iuiney Herald estimates that
7i, utwt Adams county citizens have
visited the World's fair and spent an
average of $10 each or an apprepate
ol$:iti,ix'i). The Herald adds: '-Iti
no wonder that some of us are Mill
wearing straw hats and living on cis
tern water and hay."
Amthf.i: railroad is to be built
from Ienver to the Pacific coast,
through an entirely undeveloped re
gion of country. Capital, fit'. '.
000. A road oii miles lonp i to be
built in Florida. An air line between
San Antonio and (lalveston. Tex.,
will soon be built: it u ill be L"'o miles
Ciioi.f.ha is raging in Kurope. es
pecially in Puss. a. but there is little
fear that the epidemic will break
out ir merica. l or two years it
Las fa a to get a foothold here, and
it is probable that the condition con
ducive to its spread do not largely
prevail in thi country. But we
should still continue as vigilant as
Profeor W. E. Reynolds, of
Milledgeville, Ca. .possesses a gopher
which has been buried in the ground
for over a year. During a heavy
rain in August while the popper
was buried in the ground, the soil
was washed so deep that the animal
was unable to get out until discov
ered and rescued recently by Reynolds.
Hamilton Fish, although Grant's
' Secretary of state, was fourteen
years older than (irant. All of our
greatest war heroes died compara
tive young. The exposures of four
years of war probably undermined
even the iron constitution of Grant,
or else he might be living among us
in a hale old age for many years to
A thrifty German, who owns a
leech farm in Dalmatia, selected
10,0 '0 of his roost blood-thirsty spec
imens and started for America. On
the passage hither an ignorant bar
keeper, who had offered to care for
them, threw the bottles overboard,
supposing that the leeches were
dead, and the steamship company is
being sued for damages.
At last Gotham's bank's have once
more passed the reserve mark of
cash on hand, and persons of known
respectability having deposits with
them may get real cash on small
checks, providing identification by
means of photograph and affidavit
accompanies the check, together
with a sworn promise that the money
shall all be expended in New York.
It is fortunate for Rio Janeiro that
modern civilization has advanced so
far that a lot of. naval insurgents of
Brazil are not to be permitted to en
force their demands by blowing the
Brazilian capital to pieces. The plan
is now to prevent these destructive
internecine strikes just as men are
prevented from setting firo to their
own dwellings or from committing
felo de se.
In some mountainous and inhos
pitable regions of this country the
most important vacation of the pub
lic schools occurs in winter time and
continues from January to April, be
cause at that season snows are so
deep and storms so frequent that
most children are unable to make
their way to school. The tuinmer
vacation is short, but the hardships
of attending and teaching school in
summer time is not great, as the
Summers of those regions are, for
the most part, delightfully cool.
The enlisted Indians do not prove
as good soldiers as was expected and
several companies have disbanded.
It seemed for a time a good way to
Introduce the Indian to civilization,
n a way that would be most pleas
ing to his savage nature. If we were
fighting', these Indians would prob
ably make good soldiers, but they do
not take to the restraints of soldier life
in times of peace. They take advan
tage of the laws allowing them to buy
their discharges. Probably what re
straint they are subjected to before
ihey can do this will prove of some
benefit to them-
FACTS AND EVENTS.
Since the beg nning of the century
France has fallen from the second to
the fourth place in point of population
among the European countries.
In one of the towns of Connecticut
the public archives show that a motion
was made and adopted by the school
trustees within two generations past
that "it is the tense of this meeting
that it would be a misuse of public
funds io teach girls the back part of
There is no enl of good coaching
records, but an eld inhabitant of Ox
ford, Eng., tell a story of how Joe
Tillett once drove a coach, with six
changes only, from Oxford to llolborn
Niaduct in thre e hours and a half
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Samuels of
Page county, Virginia, are a remark
able couple. Mr. Samuels is 91 years
old and his wile is 5j. Both are in
perfect health, and claim to have
never had use fo a doctor. They live
on the farm upot. which Mr. Samuels
Judge MacDonnell of Savannah,
Ga., is discriminating in his clemency.
Having registere 1 a fine of $10 against
himself lately fcr ten minutes tardi
ness in opening court, he afterwards
removed the fin -on the ground that
his detention hail been neeessary and
If seems singu'ar, but it is true.that
in the great cott in producing state of
Georgia there is a county that has
never produced a bale of cotton The
county in questicn is Union, w ith an
area of 3V5 squar miles. The surface
is mountainous and extensively cov
ered with forests
Keceuny a tra n cut off one of the
rear legs of a ho-owned by "iY. Iirown
at l'enn Manor. Pa. A veterinary
surgeon was summoned and a wooden
leg was strapped tightly to the stump
of the natural one, and now the grate
ful swine is able to run about as much
as his brothers do.
The negotiations between the Jap
anese and Mexican governments in
reference to the introduction of Jap
anese labor in Mexico have been suc
cessful. Japan ermits her people to
emigrate to Mexico and Mexico guar
antees the protection of all of them
who may settle t iere.
Making a mountain stream run over
Weeks of the Great October
Five Hollars a Month Covers Cost of
Now I am Perfectly Well," Says
Every Day N'w and Substantial
Proofs Are Seen Bejjin 1'nder
the October );Ter.
This is the October offer :
All patients applvin-; to Irs.
Stackhousc ami Panic! for treat
ment for catarrh or kindred diseases
before Nocmlcr 1st will be entitled
to the sp,, i;il low rate of . a month
iintM cured. This liht fee covers
enst 'f consult at ion. examination,
services, counsel, medicine and treat
ment. There is poMtivclv no other
fee to pay.
Nu.w I urn Vi r'ectly V-!I." Snjs Mr.Wil
When 1 Ih-st went to Drs. Mack
hoiise and Daniel." said Mr. William
Jessen. a practical. el'-to-do farmer,
residing 0 miles northwest of Daven
port. ! was unaliie to work. I had
tried oilier physicians and a number
d remedies, without avail.
and above a railroad track is a unique
jiccct oi ciiiucrr u-f i ua 1 1 lie soui nern
Pacific railroad is shortly to commence
near Wright's station in the Santa
Cruz mountains in California. When,
completed, it wil. probably make the
largest artificial cataract in the world.
HERE. THERE AND ELS WHERE.
the sale of tin Bible amounts to
about 4,uo0,000 copies per annum.
Pennsylvania las fifty-two of her
sons in the natic nal congress, six of
th-m being in the senate.
John Lombart. an Italian, near New
Castle. I "a., beat his wife, ani when
he was put unJe - arrest bv Officer
Hall, the officer was attacked Vy a
dozen Italian women.
A cotton boll, containing the unusu
al number of t'V;-:ity-six po Is. is
claimed to be in tue po&sessioD of
James I'. William i of Villa Rica, G.u
Four pods are generally all that are
found in each Viol'.
'There is a young country boy stay
ing at our boari ing-house," writes a
correspondent, "v ho is a perfect little
gentleman in his way. The other day
he brought his s'.ster in to dinner and
g3ve her a genera, intro.luetion some
what as follows: "Ladies and gentle
men, this is m;- sister." Then he
electrified the gathering bv continu
ing: 'My sister, t iese are ladies and
Mark Scaliot, a London locksmith,
in 1DT0 manufactured a lock consist
ing of eleven different pieces of steel,
iron and brass, which, together with
the key belonging to it, weighed only
one grain. The same artist con
structed a chain of gold containing
forty-three links, which he fastened
to the lock and key, and upon these
being attached to the neck of a flee
the insect was abl to draw them with
An unusual eas; of absent-mindedness
w as noted the other day in Lewis
ton. Me. A man entered an otlice,
transacted some business and went
out. leaving a package done up in a
piece of newspaper on a desk. The
tenant of the ofli.'e saw it, thought
the man would return for it, and let it
lie. Hut the man came not back, and
examination show. ng that the package
contained greenbacks, it wa;; placed
in a safe, and a boy was sent to hunt
up the owner. Tuen the man came
back hastily for ti e package and said
there was nearly H,0;)0 in it
James Francis Oswald, av new
queen's eouusel, is perhaps the hero of
more good storit s than any man at
the English lar. He was the junior
who, on being old by Justice Kay
that, "although he could teach him
law, be could not '.each him manners."
quietly remarked; "That is so, my
General James Fowler of Unity,
Me., who is still 1 ving, aged about 91
years, relates the story that when a
small boy his mother sent him to a
neighbor's to borrow a darning needle
for a few days until she could mend
up the family clothing, when he car
ried it back. The boy had to walk
over sixteen miles to do the errand.
In a small village in the south of
Scotland an elder in the parish church
was one day reproving an old woman
who was rather tiie worse for liquor,
by saying: "Sara'i, don't you know
that you should fly from the tempter?"
Sarah (not too will pleased) "Flee
yersel'." Elder "Oh, Sarah, I have
flown. " Sarah "Aweel. I think
ye'll be nane the waur o" anither flut
Ml!. WILLIAM .IFSsKN.
1 had a cry severe ea-e of the
catarrh, every sympton espe
cially marked and distressing. I
had also bronc hia! trouble, and my
liins were ijiiite s.-riously affected.
This was in v condition when 1 went
to con-ii it t ),,. specialist s of the Stack -hoii-e
I bewail to feel relief after the tirst
treatment. Now lam perfectlv well.
The pains ; : i i . 1 aclo-s :irc all pine and
I am ::-:iii abb- to do mv work. I
am positive i ut Drs. staikhoiisc am!
Dani.-l ! form t !,- remarkable cures
that are t : cijiit tit !v i etiorted and, lean
liiL'hc-t pi. -sj
io tel in-.'
them in thr
S acJ- oush Medical l s'Jlute.
t'llUIXE xTACKllol'SE. M. D.
J sFI'H A. DANIEL. M. D.
I.'oom- 1 ami 1 S .
wiii'i 'i a I..- urn Di "-",
1 1-':-. t F mir. TuV.e ti e Eleva'or.l
B. W. Coinr of B : it ane Tturd EtrMti,
T lie !:, fill :n,d ji ran lift.' !y c.-ta! li-lnd
S;cia: st- in ho irvicm-Lt o' Ta'a-Th. Asthma,
D- eu-- nf the f ye. Ksr, No-p. 1 bivat and
Luns, r v.iu- I i-en-i'-, lt'ootl and Skin Dis-cftsi-:
I liien'c lli-i :l-rs.
Cffi.-r 11 i.r M i. in. In li m . 2 to i and 7 to 8
p. Ut. : sun v-. Hi 'n V2 on'y
1 lie Yoltimt or Niagara.
The amount of water passing .over
Niagara Falls must. ofcourse, vary
with the season. I'rofessor . I).
Gunntng. who has spent much time
and labor in making careful estimates,
t-avs that the average amount which
tumbles over the great cataract for
every minute day and night, "year in
and year out." is 1 '.000,000 cubic feet.
Allowing- sixty-two and one-half
pounds to the cubic foot, this would
give a total o.f .".'.'.'. .", )0 tons of water
per minute. About two-thirds of the
whole passes over that portion known
as Horseshoe Falls. I'rofessor li. W.
Thornton's es'imates put itat 100.000,
000 tons per hour for both falls.
. Criticism stavnl fl.
Mr. C. K. Tuckerinan records an
instance in which harles Sumner
neatly evaded a tacit criticism from
Macanlay. Jt was at a London dinner-party,
when oue of the guests
asked the Americau where Washing
ton's body w as buried. "His ashes,"
replied Sumner, somewhat sententi
ously. "repose on the banks of the
Potomac. " "His ashesl" said Macaulay,
who was present; "was his body
burned?" "No." replied Sumner, who
perceived the intended satire; "it was
buried, like the forefathers of the
hamlet, and, like them, 'in his ashes
live hi.s wonted fires.'"
I Freurhuiiiu'a Translation of Skedaddl
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 bo
pronounced "Skideddle," and then ex
plained: "This bizarre word is a
piece of slang which means 'Go to
It was invented in America
during the secession war and was ad
dressed in a sarcastic way to soldiers
who took to flight."
SAFE FROM THIEVES.
A tiy f:iio.j I rlt tit IK l ate In
A costly ring, unguarded by police
or other special protection, hangs sus
pended to a silken cord round the
neck of a statue of the Maid of Alma
dena, the patron saint of Madrid, in
one of the much frequented parks of
the Spanish capital. It is set with
valuable diamonds and pearls, but,
notwithstanding, there is not the least
danger of its being stolen; the greatest
thief in Spain would sooner steal the
plate from his own mother's coffin
than to even so much as touch the un
Its history is curious and interest
ing, being equal to anything related
in mediieval folk lore. It was made in
accordance with a special order from
the late Alfonso XII. who gave it to
his cousin, the beautiful Mercedes, on
the day of their betrothal. She wore
it constantly during her short mar
ried life. L'pon her death the king
presented it to his grandmother,
tueen Christina. She died soon after
accepting it and the king then passed
the dead'y little jeweled baud of gold
to his sister. Infanta de IMar, who
died within a month after.
Again the accursed circlet started
on its deadly rounds, next finding a
place upon the linger of Christina,
daughter of the duke de Montpensier.
In less than '00 days she, too, was
Alfonso then put the cursed jewel in
his own casket of precious relics, and
lived less than a year after so doing.
Is it any wonder that such a har
binger of death can safely hang on a
itatue in an unguarded square?
she It All There.
A woman tiii years old. living on the,
headwaters of Grassy Creek. Ken
tucky, has been gaining in flesh rap
Idly for the past four years, and now
weighs 60.1 pounds She is the wife of
Samuel Gamble, ami when married,
ten years ago, jnly weighed 10o. They
have two childa'n T years of age thai
weigh ! 00 and 103 respectively, t
A Go;d Reasen for Living,
"she lives to low and loves to live,
she loves to live because sne lives to love "
Macy think it is a in to be icck; beioe o. one
cannot bestow ihe ir affection on other as thf
Creator intended: he in; no. it 1 a duty to cire
yonrse'.f. Most women, tticte davs, need an i
iiratiug toiic. Wom-oii' teachers, "shop
Kirls," drc-Hmakcrs. milliners, and those achject
to tiresome labor, have fjuni a boon in Dr.
Pierce's fa vorite prescription. It Is a soothing
and etrinchtcnine nervine, inaucin? refresh' ni
sleep, relieves despondency and restrros to lull
use all the appe'ites Mid artiC-ions tit one's na
ture. It is tod, hy drurpst , under a guarantee
from its mak r that it ill, '"i every case, give
satisfaction, or ir'ce tlt.O'1) v ill Ik- prompt'- refunded.
Sustain Home Indus!
Calling for Rock Isla
Brewing Co., Beer.
.- miserable. All other
:t:? as nutLing in com-
.t .- ;;7e;';:ij:, anil few escape its
THE RELIEF AND CURE IS
ilar.y people take pills, which
gripe ami purge, weakening the
bo-Ty. More take Simmons Liver
Iivgulator, liquid or powder, be
cause more pleasant to take, does
H'A gripe, and is a mild laxative,
that ai.-o tones up the system.
The relief 13 quick. It is Nature's
own remedy, purely vegetable
'I never found anything to do no any
piiiHl until 1 used Simmons l.Iver Regula
tor. It tins been three years- since I first
used it and I have not had Sick Headache
since. I sent my sister (wlm had Iruin one
to Iwo attacks of Sick Headache every
week i nue-half of a rackairc, ami she haa
nut had it hiucc," C. s. iloituis, Browns
Ha our 7. Stamp In rel on wrapper,
J. li. ZE1L1.N Si CO.. Phuadelplu-. Pi.
Is Life Worth Living?
Tbat Depends l'pon Yonr Health.
Will cure you and keep yc-i well.
For 8a: e a: Harper House Pharmacy.
The Best Beer Made,
On Tap everyvvfiere.
tu n iu j o :
nic ixutiv. isiduu Dicwuig vuiiipany, Slices,
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery
Huber's City Brewery and Raible & Stengel";
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Jun?
Bottling Works, has one of the most comoh
brewing estaDiisnments including bottling
A i. XI- - J.. TI I ?
parmieiu in uie country, i ne product is jfc
uloi. ULtl U UUUXU ttL lilt UlCWuy opi
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and mav
be ordered direct from the head offices (r m
line avenue by Telephone.
231 Twentieth s-
Krtablisbed 1680 lftH
Save money bv buying your Crockery, Glasswai-. (ti
lery, Tinware, Wcodware, and Brushes, at tie C d ai:
Reliable 5 and 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. iflITSCH-8. 1314 Tturs a
SETTERS & ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDER;
All Kinds or Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on (hort notice and Bansracrton cnarKteiiJ.
Offirm aal Shorn 721 Twelfth Ktrt- KWK ISLAM
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a Specialty. Kepairing done neatly and pron-. :
A share of Tonr patrons;;e respectfnlly solicited.
1618 Second Avenue. Iu i k I-.sei!. I
M. J. Paeib
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
AH kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to Estiw
fnrniahail mVian :. 3
- vuu ueei.H .
Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth ft. Rock Island
Rock Island Brass! Foundr
AND ARCHITECTURAL WORK,
41. aind, of brass,
Seor tt Oi-?in-t 1611 First averne. rear Ferry latcL . miEI:'-
J. Ma CHRISTY,
KlIDFlCTDh OF ttfMl US :ST
Ask Tonr Oroc) f0r Them.
.The thristj -Vstib" kr.i Ctr.-'r
John Volk 5c Co.
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kinds of wood work for builders, -Eighteenth
St. bet. Third and Fourth avenues.
The thoroagh instiucUon iiven at thi s School is verified by ml than 100 diffeatt B
osing their Students.
112 and 114 East Second Street, DANPORT, 10
. MOT Second Arcane, Corner of Sixteenth Street, r Apposite Harper's Tcettre.
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer andigars always on Hi
Free Lanes Krery Day BacAches Furnished on Steort