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T1IK ' AltGUS TIIU15SPAV. OCTOliElt 19, 18JKJ.
THE ARGUS. -.-T
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TnrnsDAr. October 19, 1893.
St. Lii Rf.pl bli-: Poor oM re
publican party! It is moribunil in
the north and west, and dead as a
door nail in the south. In Virginia.
(Jeorjria. Alabama and Texa it has
pone bodily out of business. In evi-rv
one of the states the democrats have
ceased to count the republican vote
amonjj the elements of opposition.
The only question is: How will the
republican vote divide between dem
ocrats and populist? There is noth
ing left of the republican partv in
t lie south except a bad odr :uid an
Tlie Ailinlnitra:irn Kqiiipacet
No president of the United Stute
lias ever had finer carriages than
those Mr. Cleveland owns. There is
a landau for which -'.im.m was paid,
a brougham worth $1. .. and astvl
ish victoria which cost an eijua!
sum. Mrs. Cleveland's j.liieton wa
made to order for 1. ii: i i. The vehi
cle most used by the president i a
surrey, in which he takes Ha by Itutli
out iu the niornin; for a jin to the
Soldiers' home or A!intin. Onlv
four of the eiht in-rsi-s in the ta
bles are the private property of the
president. The place of coachman
to the president is -not in jwilitics,"
and the incumbent of the office is a
personal employe o.' the chief execu
tive, by whom he is paid for hi ser
vices. Mr. Cleveland's livery is dark
blue with bras buttons. Hi- has to
buy the feed for his own hore. but
I'ncle Sam provides him with a
in o in.
The government provide and
maintains equipages f-r all of the
cabinet ofliccrs, though some of them
are much better otT in that respect
than others. For example, only :t
coupe is furnished for IL'ke Smith,
while Secretary of Agriculture
Morton has the ue of three hand
some black hores anil three stvlih
vehicle. Secretary of the Treasury
Carlisle likewise has three oflicial
conveyances, (ien. ireham is pro
vided with a coupe, a urrey and two
horses. For the convenience of Sec
retary Herbert there is a coiijkj and
an old-fashioned open vehicle. Hut
the secretary of the navy appropri
ately has the use of the tinest nvern
mcnt yacht, the U. S. dispatch boat.
IMphin. I'otmater General Hise!l
lias at his disposal two oflicial vehi
cles. The war department main
tains for the benefit of Secretary l.a
ruont a couple of turnouts. Mst of
the assistant secretaries of the vari
ous departments are provided with
oflicial turnouts, which are main
tained at the expense of the government.
Senator Palmer is one of the un
qualified, unconditional repealers,
and is utterly opposed to any com
promise; but he hasn't lost faith in
the United States senate nor in the
power of the majority to control it,
like so man- of the able goldite jour
nals, whose editors and correspond
ents feel that the government is "o
ing to the dojjs" because they have
never made senators to run things a
they should be run. Senator Palmer
understands that minorities have
rights, and that so lonr as they exer
cise those rights within the legiti
mate provisions of the laws and reg
ulations of the government they
should not be condemned. He savs
in an interview:
It is all nonsense to say we can't get
a vote. We can get a vote if we have
the courage and persistency to stick
to it. I am not in favor of contests
of endurance. The all-night session
is simply a process of standing a man
physically weak up against one who
is strong. After being knocked
down the weak man may pick him
flelf up and renew the light, but he is
foolish to invite the knock down blow
when he can avoid it. If we settle
down for a long siege, sitting every
day from 11 in the morning till 6 at
night, we can soon tire these fellows
out. Sooner or later the time must
come when we can get a vote.
Cinderella and Her Slipper.
Yes, I know yon are saying to your
self, "That headline would have looked
and sounded better had it been 'Cinder
ella and the Glass Slipper,'" but the
writer has been Sinking a critical study
of this most interesting nursery viovy
and finds that the famous -fcIa.s" slip
per properly has no place iu it. The
"glus.-TKlip)K)r is really the "fur," "cloth"
or "felt" slipper, the word "lass" hav
ing been substituted through a strange
mistranslation of the story. In the orig
inal it was written pantoufle en vair,
which, licing translated, would be "the
fur slipper." The translator, however,
wrote it as if it had 1ieen pautoufle en
verre, making the "little cinder girl's"
fur foot covering one of glass, which, it
must be admitted, would be one quite
appropriate to a fairy. St. Louis Republic.
WHY SHE WAS GRACIOUS. 6
Tha Bright Voiof Wenoa Who Insisted
That the Old Man Should Sit Down.
The car wus crowded, and when it
stopped at the corner to take on an
other passe ljrer everybody groaned
and inwardly curseii the conductor.
The new arrival was an elderly,
white-haired old gentleman, and he
picked his way laboriously down the
aisle, looking wistfully from one seat
to another. Sjma of the healthy
young men busied themselves with
their papers; others looked straight
ahead and. pretended not to see the
new passenger. Suddenly a fine-looking,
well-dressed woman created a
commotion and a revulsion of feeling
by arising gracefully and politely of
fering the old man her seat.
"I am younger than you, sir," she
said sweetly, "and can better afford
to stand tip. I insist upon your taking
Protestations were made but proved
useless, and the old man dropped into
the seat with a sigh of satisfaction.
Instantly everybody in the car felt
mean and half a dozen arose and of
fered the kiml-hearted lady a seat.
"Thank ycu." she replied stiffly.
"I'm going to alight at the next cor
ner: keep your seats."
The passenj ers resumed the'r seats
in a shamefac?d manner. They looked
out at the gliding rows of houses and
wondered when cars would be built
large enough to protect them from
such embarri s.ing ajoment. Thev
felt a little bt tter when, as th ladr
alighted, she muttered to a frie.i.l.
"It's all rlffht: I wouldn't have
given the old uan my scat onlv he's
my grocer ai.d I owe him a bill.
Stringency of the money market, vou
She tripped .ightly away and every
A CAPTIVE WILDCAT.
Xlc ArentT I et ila a Weakne for
the Km !y Chicken.
Everybody ii Florida has heard of
Nie Arend's .vildeat. The cat was
given Nie som ; months ago and ever
since then has been living on the fat
of the land. Th- cook, a colored
woman, at Nil's place, feeds the cat,
which has manifested a great fond
ness for her. When she approaches
the cage he purrs in the most pleased
manner, but if anybody else comes
about him he immediately growls and
shows his wicked-looking fangs. The
cat is perfectly satUGed with his home.
Two or three times his cage door has
been accidentally left open, but he
never even walked outside to see what
the rest of the world looked Mk-
However, whenever it occurred that
the cage doo- was left op.-n, Ni
always missed a chicken. Ttie other
day he saw t ie cat catch one. lie
simply crouche 1 down by the door and
waited until th chicken, oblivious of
danger, came along, and then he shot
out hi paw an 1 had the chicken In
the head. Aft. r he cat -he ana kills
the fowl he pic js all. the feathers off
of it almost as -arcful'v as a conk, and
uses his mouth in the operation while
holding the birl between his paws.
A PRETTY LITTLE INCIDENT.
The Mini lleat ti.'nl Sight at the 1'alr
Wa a Mother and Son.
The most beiutiful thing I saw at
the fair was an old woman in one of
the wheelchairs, her son pushing it,
writes a Chicago correspondent. Her
white hair anu Care furrowed face
showed she had waited more than
three score and ten years for one of
the happiest d tys of her life. The
plain dress proved neither was rich in
purse, but she was rich in jov, he
richer than Gould in making his
mother happy. I shall forget many
wonderful tl ings I saw at
the fair, :ut never forget
the little, old woman in
black res ing so cosily in that rolling
chair, her joy lr. face under the aure
ole of white hair as her stalwart son
bent over her ai.d told her some new
wonder they were coming to. "Are
we almost the e. son?" she asked in
her eagerness. "Yes, mother," he
said, smiling at her childlike enjoy
ment, "and it will take your breath
this time, sure." And she laughed
like a girl and he chuckled like a de
lighted boy as .hey passed on, not
knowing that arybudy noticed them.
Perhaps no oae else saw their happi
ness, but he was the one man on the
grounds that I ecvijd.
A I'ainter'e ri art lea' Knowledge.
David, the famous French paint?r,
made one of his pictures for the salon,
with the figure of a rancing horse
foaming at the mouth. It was all the
rage. One day, as David passed along
the gallery, he s iw a sturdy farmer
laughing heartily at the picture.
"What are you laughing at?" the
painter inquires. "I am thinking of
the imbeciie whr drew that horse,"
replied the far ner. "Onlv a fool
would be ignorant of the fact that a
hors s never fo;irr s unless he has a bit
in his mouth, sir '
Getting Op-, of" I'arllaiuent.
A member of parliament cannot re
sign. When he wishes to retire he ac
cepts the stewardship of the Chiltern
Hundreds, a nominal office in the gift
of the crown an 1 paying a salary of
20 shillings a year. No member of
parliament can remain in his seat
after accepting a government appoint
ment other thaii a cabinet position,
and this fiction of the stewardship
has thus been pel pctuated for at least
First Sulci le on Itecord.
The first distance of suicide record
ed in scripture is that of Sampson,
1$. C. HIT. The fecond is that of Saul
K C. lon-i. Rather than fall into the
hands of the Philistines, when hard
pressed in battle, he drew his sword
and fell upon it and so died. Jndas
Iscariot, through remorse, went and
A MOCK WEDDINQ.
Peuotylvaula ClrU Amu.log Tlietlve
In the Absence of Young Men.
Society in West Pittston, a wealthy
and fashionable town nine miles from
Wiikesbarre, Pa., is amused over the
escapade recently of twenty promi
nent young ladies of that place. The
gills of the town, those between 13
and 20 years of age, area jolly crowd,
and are compelled by the lack of young
men tj amuse themselves to a great
extent, t-ome of the most adventurous
a few days ago decided upon a novel
entertainment and rapidly completed
preparations for the affair, which came
off that night. The greatest secrecy
was maintained, but, unfortunately
for the girls, several young men were
suspicious of their unusual activity
and managed to otjs un a clew to their
object mock marriage.
It was held at the home of Miss
Genevieve Rommel and was a com
plete success. Ten of the girls were
attired in men's suits, three being in
full dress. The ceremony was per
formed in regular style. A temporary
altar was formed by a table, the min
ister stood waiting as the bridal party
entered the room, the bride leaning
on the arm of her pretended father,
and the bridesm-tids following Then
came si usher in male attire. The
groom and h bet man met them at
the alta". where the m ek ceremony
was performed with all due solemnity.
I'nfortunatel y :'or the girls three
young men. who had diseovere 1 their
secret, watched the proeee.l:ngs with
a good deal of interest and the whole
town soon heard of it. The poor g'.r'.s
are now in a very embarrassing situ
ation, their parents are angry and
shocked, and the .- are afraid to ven
ture on the street to face the laughter
of the people.
WEIRD TALE ABOUT WHALES.
An Ouiiu; I'ariv I-uiiikI a Sew lie tor
A jarty of I'tica. X. Y., ladies went
to the St. Lawrence for a ten days'
Stay during the a inner. One uf the
young hulies in the party had the mis
fortune while eating to get a small
fishbone in her throat. It did not
strangle her. but gave her considera
ble discomfort, ai:d every effort to dis
lodge it failed. Fears were enter
tained that unless the bone was taken
out it would cane inflammation, and
so the sufferer was taken in a row
boat and a visit made to a neighboring
island in search of assistance. The
b..ne could be seen just back of the
tonsils, but how to get at it was the
question. In the search for aid a den
tist was f uad. but he had nj ins'.ru
ments with which to perform the op
era t ion.
At length, as a trial, a visit was
made to a rather pretentious cottage
on one side of the islands, where same
wealthy people were staying, and.
though they searched, they could find
nothing aiming their household uten
sils t-hat could le used for the purpose
of fishing for the bone.
"Why wouldn't a curling iron do?"'
suddenly aked one of the voun?
ladies, with a tljsh of inspiration ia
"Why not. indeed'.'" was in the mind
of everybody. And then the wond r
was why this had not been thought of
f curling iron was pro.-nred, and,
though a li: tie nervousness was ex
hibited on the part of the operator
the sufferer's le oth t-he soon suc
ceeded in catching the bone between
the jaws of the instrument and draw
ing it out.
Then everybody laughed and all
It Full at Interest, llift. the re
porter liJ Nut Catch On.
A jolly mariner stood on the deck of
the steamship El Rio in Xew York
and told two guileless reporters a
story about whales. The narrator of
the yarn is mate of the vessel. lie is
too modest to have his nane men
tioned; at least he said he was. El
Rio is from Xew Orleans, She did not
scare bigger than a flying fish until
she was in the vicinity of the Hat
teras banks. That locality, the mate
said, was so infested with whales
that the El Rio had difficulty in
threading her way through the laby
rinth of mammals.
"How did they look? Were they
very large?" asked an eager listener.
"Well, you see, I was below at the
time aid did not get a view of them,"
replied the veracious narrator.
The reporter Ijoked at his fellow
scribe, and the two gazed ab-tractedly
at the man who was below. He cheer
fully proceeded. There were five
whaling schooners there, he said, and
all of them were chasing whales.
Three had dead mammals moored
alongside and the other two were just
on the point of rounding up their
prey when the El Rio passed. Three
wh:i" -hi its were traveling toward
di.Tvve.!- o;nts of the compass, each
in tow f i bi ' whale which had been
lru-p i - 1 The re-xirters listlessly
tool. - ,f what the m I'.e was say
ing '" i he proeeede.l acrain a
sliu l i through the ship ltefore
th- 11 li i cleared the locality, re
in:' r . .e man who was below, the
wha ,.r n to sp mt and the spray
b : 'r m the inverted cataracts
c: --a e ! . nist that looked like a fog.
The re or'.ers arose with a sigh.
HE WAS A RUNNER.'
Anil Wn peeJy Koaa-h to Outstrip a
i.c.irffia I leer in a Knee.
Tood Walker, of Murray county,
Ga. . is perhaps the swiftest runner in
that state. A citizen who went deer
hunting with him recent'y thus de
scribes his remarkable agility:
"The deep baying of the hounds
greeted our anxious ears and soon we
saw a large buck, with horns that
must have been over six feet wide,
come bounding from behind the
mountain, wiie Tood about fifty rods
n the rear an! the hounds close in
"As a natural consequence the party
from Spring Place was completely uu
manned seeing Tood ahead of the
hounds and so near his buckship, and
not a gun was fired nor a sound made,
nor a man stirred, but all "tood look
ing breathlessly on. an 1 the deer,
Tood and the hounds were far behind
the mountain iu a jiff.
"Eut not long did we have to debate
this agility of our young friend, for
they soon reappeare 1 from the same
point as at first and this time Tood
and the d r were side by side, with
their tongues hanging out and run
ning as if their very lives depended on
"Xow. it is patting it mildly to say
we were thunderstruck to gaze on this
amazing spectacle and we simply
stood aghast till Tood, the deer and
the dogs again disappeared around
"It is useless for me to state that
when they again passed my 'stand'
Tood was about fifty yards ahead of
the almost exhausted deer and gain
ing at every jump.
Sustain Home Indu
Calling for Rock Islj
"RrATirincr fin "D-
The Best Beer Made,
On Tap everywhere.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, sir
Huber's City Brewery and Raible & St?pJ
rvuLiv lsuiiu Diewcry, well as JuliUS jVJ
Bottling Works, has one of the most rnrX
Brewing establishments including Bottiirr
panmeni in me couniry. i ne product is
very best. Beer is bott'ed at the brewer;
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and
be ordered direct from the head offices o
line avenue by Telephone.
HE MERELY WONDERED.
1 trp 'r ou-uli i ivi hout a Line.
A method -f s ctj ling the deep sea
without a in.' bus been devised by
John Miiriro. It consists of dropping
a lead eonta ning a cartridge which ex
plodes on striking the botto:n. The
sound of the explosion is received by
a submerged microphone apparatus
communicating with the shin. The i
depth is estimated by the time occu
pied by the lead in sinking to the bot
tom. A very ingenious method of ac-
eomplishing the same end was em
ployed in ir William Sicmen's bath-
ymeter. Th;s instrument wa intend- '
ed to sound the deep sea without a line
through the varying attraction of '
gravity on a mercury column pro- i
duced by the diff .-rent depths of water
underneath it T.ie bathymeter was
tried on a cable ship, but given np be
cause it w.is too sensit vo to the sur- !
face waves. .
II tigmann Stunr.
There is a large bowlder lying in a
field near Foreiuark. England, which
is known throughout Derbyshire as
"Hangman's Stone." The exposed
portion of the bowlder rises about si
feet above the surface of the sur
rounding field and has a narrow ditcll
or indentation running across the top.
The mark, so tradition says, was made
in this way: A shep thief, in t'ie dead
of ni-ht while 'ettiing against the
bo wide- ?o r- . . a -ed hi- b oty
abov . oti the tl ;t s i -'aee of the stone.
The m:in had h.- sheep tied with a
rope, a n l in i s effort to escape the
creature slipped on the opposite side,
and the rope catching under the
thief s chin choked him to death. The
indentation in the rock was uvide by
the friction of the rope while the dy
ing man was engaged in an effort to
Summer Stationery" Explained.
"When my eye first caught the words
'summer stationery' upon a placard in
a bookstore window," said a shop
per. "I wa? inclined to won
der wherein it varied from .
winter stationery, whether it was
thinner, or perhaps in some way cooler, .
but upon reflection it seemed probable '
that summer stationery meant simply ,
stationery put up for the convenient ;
Probably He Thought He Wj Not
Suited to ,Io1q the Aogel Throng.
The boarder looked up appealingly
at his landlady. There were in his
face thelinesof patient suffering that
dumb driven cattle show when one
looks at them closely, and there was
about him that air of submission mar
ried men sometimes cannot quite con
ceal. The landlady caught his eye.
"Well, what is it?" she asked sus
piciously. He turned the chicken leg over on
his plate meekly and looked at her
"Well," she asked, "is there any
thing the matter with your victuals'."
"No." he sighed, wearily. "I was
"Wondering at what?" Ain't it
clean?" she askeJ nervously?
"Quite clean, quite clean," he said
apologetically and with encourage
ment to her. jS
"Then what are you wondering at?"
"I was merely wondering," he said,
"if you intended making an angel of
"How do you mean? You don't
think I want to poison you, do you?"'
"Oh, no; but for months and months
you've been feeding me on wings,
wings, wings, nothing but wings, and
now that you have given me this
drumstick, I merely woader if you
didn't want me to join the heavenly
choir as one of the musicians," and
once more he sighed and looked at her
A -chem That Failed.
"I hear that Sa umerby and his wife
are trying to get a divorce. What is
the trouble?" "Incompatibility of
temper. You see they made an agree
ment when they were wed that they
should never both get angry at the
same time. The result is that instead
of both getting mad at once and fight
ing it out, one or the other is angry
all the time, and they don't have any
happy moments at all.
Every del.berative civil body in
England, even down to the town
councils, is provided with a mace,
which is brought forth with solemn
ceremony and placed on the table be
fore the deliberations begin. In one
or two city councils a candlestick .of
surer is added to the mace, and acts
use of summer travelers and sojourn- passed in the absence of these objects
ers." are supposed to be illegal.
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Manufacturer of all kind of
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A share of vonr patronage repfcctfully solicited.
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reienoone 1098. 231 Twentieth
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All Kinds ol Carpenter Work Done.
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AH kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to En
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Roek Island Brass Foundry
XND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
AJ' kind, of brass, bronae and aluminum bronae easting, all shad aid
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
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