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T1IK AliGUS TUES"
OCTOBER 17, 1893.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1824 Second
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J. W. Potter.
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t!T character, political or religious, most have
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artiolea will be printed orer fictitious signatures,
fcnoymous communications not noticed.
Oorrespondenee solicited from every township
In Bock Island county.
Tuesday, Octobeu 17, 1893.
Secketary Hoke Smith asks for
fl60.000.OiMJ for iensions, ami yet
some people are trying to make out
that the administration is an enemy
of the olil soldier.
The Massachusetts republicans in
convention had more wisdom and
manliness than the New York repub
licans. They did not ignore the is
sue which now towers above every
other in importance. They not only
had the courage to say: "We favor
the unconditional repeal of the pur
chasing clause of the silver act." but
they said further: "W heartily
coaimend the patriotic course taken
by the republicans in both branches
of congress who laid aside party feel
ing, have done all to their power to
hasten action, and in strict consis
tency u ith the history and work of
the party to which they belong have
been the unflinching defenders of
sound finance anil honest money."
That is commendation with discrim
ination. It can be appropriated only
by those repulicans whose course
merits it. At this particular crUis
it is a timely rebuke of Stewart. Tel
ler, Cameron, Wolcott and their as
sociates, and of any republican dis
position to compromise on the ques
tion of repeal.
A Tetit IViikIoii C'ae.
Col. Charles 1). Long, of Flint,
Michigan, is a one-armed veteran. In
other respects lie is the picture of
ruddy health. ror 20 years he
was enjoying a prosperous law prac
tice, ami then lie was elected on the
republican ticket as associate justice
of the supreme court of his state at a
salary of $",00() per annum. Als
for years he has been receiving a pen
sion of $72 per month for total disa
bility, although opposing eounel in
the cases in which he was interested
could never believe he was totally
disabled. Some time ago Col. Long
became one of those on the eoniini
ioner's list who was receiving a pen
sion beyond his phVMcal warrant.
and it was withheld until he could
show cause why he was entitled to si
great a pension. Through his east
ern attorney ,'Col. Long has tiled a pe
tition in the United States court for
a writ of mandamus to compel Com
missioner Lochren to restore his pen
sion. It is claimed that the name
cannot lie dropped trom the rolls un
til proceedings have been instituted
against him and au investigation un
Judge Long declares that the sus
pension order was made b the com
missioner on his own authority and
not on the authority of Secretary
Smith, and that it was not made un
der the law directing the secretary
to strike from the roll the name of
any person 'whenever it appears by
proof satisfactory that such name
was put upon such roll through
fraudulent representations."' lie
maintains that there is no statute
contemplating the suspension of a
pension, without notice and oppor
tunity for a hearing, and that if any
sufh construction should be given
to any statute it would conflict with
the constitutional provision that '-no
person shall be deprived of life,
liberty or property without due pro
cess of law.'' Judge Long asserts
that the commissioner has no au
thority to suspend a pension pend
ing an investigation. He then re
cites the fact that other pensions
have been Suspended similarly,
and presents his petition to the
court "as a test case, to obtain a
judicial determination of the powers
of the commissioner of pensions in
the premises. '
Commissioner Lochren will meet
the issue in the courts, and this test
case will be watched with interest by
thousands of pensioners ami by oth
er thousands who foot the bills. It
is gratifying to note that the fight is
made in so eminent a case. Col.
Long is one of the most prominent
politicians of his state, and is fully
equipped in brain and purse for a
long-drawn legal battle.
Love fn the dawn is hone sweet
Sweet to the taste and lair to the sight;
Kisses are balm when voting lips meet.
The heart in the throes o1 its first white heat
Burns, a meteor shining bright;
Love in the dawn is hone;.- sweet.
Enjoy while yon can sucl moments fleet
Those transient spells of a fond delight;
Kisses are balm when young lips meet.
Glad as the morning-. Ma -guerite.
Are your girlish face and your bosom white;
Love in the dawn is hone t sweet.
The lilies smile at our very feet.
The roses blush to our laft and right;
Kisses are balm when young lips meet.
Wedded today in this bower discreet
Our lives shall fall upon lines of light;
Love in the dawn is hone y sweet
Kisses are halm when yo ing lips meet!
Eugene Davis in Kate Field a ashington.
Met With a Serious Fall.
You are very late this morning, Mr.
Baldwin," said a dry Kd3 merchant re
cently to one of his clerks. "Do not let
it happen again."
" ery sorry, said the clerk hnrnbly.
"I met with a serious fall."
"Indeed," replied the merchant, relent
ing. "Are yon hurt much;
"Principally, sir, in your estimation,"
answered the clerk respectfully.
Oh, nevermind th it, said the mer
chant kindly. "I am very sorry and had
no intention to be f-evere. We are all
liable to accideuts. 1 low did vou icet the
"Well, you see, s r," said the clerk
confidingly, "I was called quite early
this morning earlier, iu fact, than
"Yes. sir; but someaow or other I fell
"Go to your desk, sir, and don't try
that on again," exclaimed the merchant,
with an air of severity which was belied
by the twinkle in his eye, which denoted
that he enjoved the joke. New York
Lightning's Strange Selection.
Probably one of tl.e most remarkable
lightning accidents of the period was
that which took plad in one of the east
ern counties lately. A man was shear
ing a sheep. Another man, passing on a
pony, stopped to exchange a few words
with the shearer and watch the clipping
operation for a miniv e or two. He had
been standiug there but a Tery short
time when a sharp ci ack of thunder was
preceded by a blindirg flash of lightning.
The shearer was st&rtled almost out of
his senses by seeing the pony and its
rider suddenly colla se in a heap, but in
a second the man was np. quite unhurt.
Then the t-hepherd, happening to glance
at the animal beneath him, found that
the lightning had served it as it had
served the pony. Tl e sheep was stone
dead! This, it may be as well to state,
is a perfectly true ttory. London Tit
Bits. l'reiifli l"tlif,it.
SupKse French p diteneRS is a myth,
it is one to be cultivated tlie world over.
Even thf hmi:bler.t peasant in lit-- small
est province is endowed with an ail con
quering court. y tl at is brought into
play in the most commonplace matters.
If our men could only be taught some of
it, how much more tusily would run the
wheels of life's mac iim-rv! Business is
business, or course. 1'iie ru',i and worry
of money getting dwarf the !.. nature,
yet at the ame 1'iue stock would act no
more irregularly, bi'.is would ! no les
read" to be paid. pa:.ic would occur no
more frequently if the arbitrators of
great affairs wo-vl but remember to
bring into their bu.-i::e-slifea little more
of the softening influence or refined
courtesies that are t ie f.owers in a mead
ow of rank weeds. Xew York World.
The liest Language Tor Tflrphouing.
The French l.mg lage, it appears, is
better adapted to the puriMi.se of the tele
phone than the English. It is stated that
the large number of sibilant or hiss syl
lables iu English renders it a less easy
and accurate means of communication.
Some English voril are esjiecially diffi
cult of transmission by telephone. The
word "soldier" is cited as one of these.
Proper names freq lently occur in the
midst of an otherwise perfectly audible
and intelligent conversation which the
ear cannot jiossibly catch. These mast
lie sjielled out, involving delay. Elec
Mrs. Lakeside You are Mr. Pork-
chop's second wife, ire you not?
Mrs. Purkchop Yes, he was married
"Ihats unpleasant. Whenever you
have a little row, he can briusr up his
first wife and brag adxmt her goodness.
"He never tried it but once, and then
I told him alout wh it nice men my three
other husbands wer ." Texas Siftings
Sensible PoInU About Tip.
The greatest abuse of the tipping sys
tem in New York is in the fees to jani
tors and other servants connected with
apartment houses. It has become a cus
tom almost too strong to ignore in some
apartment houses to pay the janitor, bell
boy, elevator boy, etc., certain amounts
every month or fortnight this without
any regard to whether the servant has
rendered any particular service or not.
The result of this indiscriminate tipping
is quite natural you get no particular
Not a few tenants of apartment houses
have had an experience with janitors
which makes blackmail preferable to the
risk of the repetition of these experi
ences. As m the case or waiters, there
Has Its Good Point.
In some villages in Japan robbers are
tried and convicted by ballot. When
ever a robbery is committed the ruler 'of
the hamlet summons the entire male
population and requests them to write
on a blip of paper the name of the per
son they suspect as having committed
the crime. The one receiving the largest
number of ballots is declared duly
"elected" and is accordingly hanged. This
system, like all others, has its peculiar
advantages. It insures the punishment
of somebody for every robbery commit
ted, whereas under the system in vogue
in most civilized countries in nine cases
out of ten no punishment is inflicted on
anybody for the crime. Of course they
may not "elect" the guilty person, but
dispose of some other character equally
as bad. There is much in the system to
commend it to other nations. Pomona
"There," said Miss Frances E. Willard,
closing her list and presenting it as an
object lesson to her interested audience,
"is union aud tin t" suddenly letting
every separate finder fly limply apart,
"is diversity. V huh is the stronger.'
Mr. Jarrett's Experience as a Forty-niner.
"The first time I was in Portland,"
said Theatrical Manager Henry C. Jar
rett, "was in 1849. I came around the
Horn from New York as supercargo of
three ships bound for San Francisco.
After we had discharged our cargoes I
had some little leisure on my hands,
and I concluded to come to this country
and take a look at it. I took passage on
the Sea Gull, one of the very first
steamers that ever came up the Colum
bia river. The blowing of the whistle
caused considerable fright among the
Indians along the banks. I brought up
from San Francisco a hogshead of sugar
on speculation. When we landed in
Portland the hogshead fell overboard.
but was soon fished out. The sugar was
Sustain Home Industr
Calling for Rock Island
Brewing Co., Beer.
are a good many annoyances to which about 130 pounds heavier after the acci
tenants may be subjected which cannot
be cured with a club and which do not
even form a substantial basis of com
plaint. And they are not less aggravat
ing because you can't get awa'y from
them or resent them. But to simply pay
a man indiscriminately just because he
is there is a plan which releases him from
any obligation whatsoever.
I make it a rule and can recommend
it after some experience to pay with
reasonable liberality for any special
service that is, any service above and
outside of that which the man is em
ployed to render to every tenant in com
mon. And I never tip such men on gen
eral principles that is. indiscriminately.
If an understanding to that effect is es
tablished at once upon going into a new
flat, you will avoid all the ills to which
others are subjected and have at -call
thof-e w ho are not only ready and will
ing, but eager to serve you. Begiti at
once to compensate liberally every per
son about the place who renders you
special services and pay nobody else a
cent. Follow this rule, and von will in
variably iret excellent service and plenty
of attention. This rule will work equally
well with the waiter if you are a regular
;ustomer. New York Herald.
A Put Hut Ic ltaughter.
A young lady, the daughter of a west
ern farmer, w hose heart overflowed with
patriotism, quietly left her comfortable
home, cut off her beautiful hair, donned
male attire, enlted in a company and
went directly to the seat of war.
During the home life she had been the
milkmaid, uud her kind treatment of the
bovine trile of the farm had made her a
jiecial favorite. But one of the lacteal
trile was her special favorite and whose
reciprocal hive at meeting was alwavs
demonstrated. When mustered out of
service, she returned to her paternal
uime. her habiliments being those of the
heroes of the war, and politely requested
permission as a stranger for entertain
ment over night, which was readily
granted by the kind host to a returning
On the following morning she arose.
and sti'.l regarded by the entire family
as a perlect -! ranger she proceeded in
her soldier garb to her old milking qtiar-
ers, and siie had not entered the gate
way tul she was at once recognized by
her pet cow. which proceeded to meet
her and gleet her with all demonstra
tions of a loving animal to a dear friend.
ihen the soldier returned to the house
hold, and iu-tead of pos-essing the recog
nizing powers of a cow- it was hard work
to liersuade them that she was reallv
their daughter. L'or. Pittsburg Com-mercial-tiazeite.
The Lydians had old coins at the close
of the ninth century, B. C, and Greece
proper at about th s close of the eighth
century. The Romans coined their first
silver in the year 2M, B. C, and gold 73
The philosopher 5chotenliauer savs
that a man's intellect may be measured
by his endurance of noise. He adds that
he never knew a ma n with a barking dog
in his back yard who was not a fool.
We never see everything that is about
us, and no t'-o of tis ever see precisely
the same things. Each sees what his
previous training a id his habit of wind
have prepared him to see.
The milk of co vs is not considered
good for food by tin Siamese. The milk
in the cocoanut, however, is much used
Cattle are raised for beef.
Burial within city limits was in heath
en times illegal, a "'try wise provision to
which moderns are returning.
dent, but I sold it, water and all, for 32
cents a pound. The sugar cost me 16
"I bought a large lot of potatoes Here
by the bushel at a very low price, and
sold them m San Francisco at $ 1 a pound.
I also took back with me four turkeys
and told a sailor if he would hitch them
np with strings and drive them through
the streets of San Francisco and sell
them he could have 25 per cent of the
proceeds! He sold the turkeys for $50
apiece to a couple of restaurant keepers.
who wanted the birds as an advertise
ment. This was just before Christmas,
1 $4 9. " Port land Oregoni an .
The Shell of the Pearl Oytr.
Very few people are aware that the
pearl oyster is not in any way like the
oysters which we eat. It is of an en
tirely different species, and as a matter
of fact the shells of the so called pearl
oysters are of far more value to those
engaged in pearl fishing than the iearls.
There are extensive pearl fisheries in the
gulf of California, and some of the finest
jiearls have been taken from those wa
ters. In ls-si one -pearl a black one
was sold for-sld. (Mio, and every year since
that time many pearls have Wen taken
from the IkmIs in the California gulf val
uedatover7.VHeach. But such "finds"
are very rare, and as a rule the jiearls
which are brought up are of very little
value. The shells, however, are very
valuable. Most of them are shipped to
Euroie, where they are manufactured
into ornaments, knife handles, buttons
aud the hundreds of other articles for
which mother of pearl is used. Har
per's Young People.
Kare American Coins.
Coin collectors have long appreciated
the difficulty of making a complete col
lection of American sitecimens. The
United States coinage of 1793 is very rare
and a dollar of the year 1794 has often
sold for as much as $100. A 179t! half
cent is so rare as to sell readily for $15,
and a half dollar of the same year is
worth CO times its original value. While
the half cent of 104 is common enough,
all the other coins of that vear are rare.
the dollar of that particular date being
the rarest or all American coins. Only
eight are known to exist out of the
19,570 that were coined. The lowest
price that one of these now changes
hands for is $siH). London News.
There is in Galloway, Scotland, au
ancient ruin known as Sweetheart ab
bey. Within its ivy covered, storm bat
tered walls lies buried the affectionate
and devoted Dervorgill, with the heart
of her husband. John Baliol, em
balmed upon her breast. Lovely in
their lives, in death they are not divided.
The crumbling masonry is still and must
ever lie a romance iu its symbols of
death and decay, telling every day, as it
has for G00 years, the thrilling story of a
woman's tender love and devotion. Exchange.
Consumption Not Always Fatal.
It must not be supposed that every
one inheriting a consumptive tendency
succumbs to it. It is during the years
preceding maturity that the danger, of
poor, unhygienic surroundings is great
est, but if such persons can be kept strong
until their forms have developed they
may become the very strongest of the
strong. Youth's Companion.
An Old Truth Proved Ouce More.
A pneumatic tired safety bicycle that
rested against the curb in Eighth avenue
opposite the Grand Opera House on Fri
day night had a crowd about it for an
hour. It bore a huge placard with the
inscription, "For Sale, Price f 12."
The placard had been placed there by
the owner, who had made a wager that
he would display the bicycle for two
hours, and that no one would venture to
There was. a lot of lively talk among
the crowd that stared at the bicycle, but
nobody went into the cigar store where
the man who had bet that a purchaser
would appear was anxiously waiting for
some one with $12 to materialize.
A stout Englishman neatly dressed
came along ana studied the placard with
"I hate these practical jokes." he cried.
"I ride a bicycle myself, aud I only wish
I had $12 m cash, and I'd get that wheel.
That reminds me of the story of the man
who stood on London bridge and offered
to sell genuine gold sovereigns for a pen
ny apiece aud stood there an hour with-
out selling any.
The bicycle owner won his bet finally.
to the chagrin of the man who felt sure
that a bargain would le snapped up.
The fun of it was that the owner would
nave lieen lorceu to part with it under
the terms of the wager. New York Sun.
A Very ;irlisb Young Man.
The olice of this citv aud some be
sides were last night treated to the sight
of a rara avis iu the iwrson of Frank
Smith, who came off the steamer Gem
City and was at once made the guest of
tho city at the pdice station. Mr. Smith
is a young man about 17 or IS years old
and seems to make a hand to mouth sort
of living, principally by imjiersonating
female characters, at which he is un
doubtedly an adept. He resembles a fe
male so perfectly that he is constantly in
danger of arrest even to his hands and
feet, his walk, his talk and all the gentle
manners of the fair sex but he is not a
woman, notwithstanding the resem
blance and the added fact that he does
all sorts of womanly thing, even to oc
cupying his idle time with sewing. He I
was this morning given permission to I
depart, and in a short while he had been
stopped by tieople as far out as East Al
ton, where he was arrested as a woman
in men's clothes. He is making his way
to St. Louis. Alton (Ills.) Telegraph.
The Best Beer Made,
On Tap everywhere.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, success
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Ruber's City Brewery and Raible & Stengel's
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Junge's
Bottling Works, his one of . the most complete
Brewing establishments including Bottling de
partment in the country. The product is the
very best. Beer is bottled at the brewery and
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and mav
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An Awful Tragedy-
Thoiif anils of lives have been sacr'Mctd, tbous-
anils'of hcimt's made Ucpo'ate by the fatal mis
take of the "old school" physicians, still persist
ed by Mmie. notwithstanding the li?;lit thrown I
upon the subject by modern research, that Con- I
sumption ia incurable. It is not. Consumption
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certain specific for all sc oftilon compluints. It
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that is hy the niannf aciurers sell it under a pos
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the money paid for it will be refunded. The only
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