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TK AUGUS. 11UDAV. OCTOBER 20.189:3.
Published Dally and Weekly at 16M Second
Avenue, Bock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF NOISE.
Taut Daily Sue per month; Meekly M OO
par annum; in advance $1 .SO.
An communications of a critical or aruumenta
live Character, political or religious, mnst have
real name attached for publication. No snch
articles will be printed over fictitious signatures.
Anoymona commnnlcations not noticed.
C orrespondence solicited from every township
in Bock Island county.
Friday, October 50, 1S93.
That Siam matter is still a disturb
in element in Kuropean relations,
but. as usual in surh eases, the inter
est of the country which it U proposed
to "r'Rb" is the very last to be coa-sidereJ.
The difference between the Nica
ragua canal and the Panama canal
appears to be that tha former has
spent $4,000,000 and has rot nothing
to show for it, while tho latter has
spent ."'K0'"0,0M with like results.
A New Yokk cigar dealer says t
the police are persectit'nq: him
WUSC UU IVIUM'S LU le
lor nothing. 4 hat
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in need of some system that will pr
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m i tut: jiuuiic iroiu iu ponce.
Tliree Million I'nr Kinlou nx-nt Orders.
There is vr ;.tMiii.(MMi lyiu in the
coimiiotiWt'alth's treasury in the .state
house ht Boston awaiting iliMribution
nmotig the certificate holders of the de
funct endowment orders. In order to
facilitate a pettlement the suprenie ju
dicial court proposes to take an active
stand in the matter, and to that end E.
C. Bumpus has been appointed by the
court a special master to examine into
the situation of the several endowment
order corporations, to confer with the re
ceivers and to report to the court a plan
for an immediate dividend to the claim
ants, with the draft of a decree ordering
such a dividend. Judge Bumpus has
taken such a course of inquiry as will
probably result in a practical solution of
the endowment cases, the court evident
ly having come to the conclusion that
the only way to settle them up is to take
a common sense view of the matter and
arrange a settlement which will not al
low long litigation ending in a wasting
of the assets. Boston Letter.
A Id Stoker's lrik.
A strange railway accident, which
might have had terrible consequences, is
rejiorted to have happened at the Bologna
station on Friday. The stoker of an en
gine which was stopping at the station
of Galliera on the Ferrara-Bologna line,
in tho engine driver's absence and ap
parently in a sudden fit of madness, set
the engine going at full sjeed. running
toward Bologna. The telegraph was
immediately set in motion, warning Bo
logna and the four intermediate stations,
and fortunately the line was clear, and
the engine was shunted onto a side line
where there were only six empty car.
riages, and into these it dashed at full
speed. The stoker had during the whole
time continued to heap coal on the fire.
The engine and carriages were of course
telescojied, and the stoker was so badly
lrart that he died soon afterward. St.
Insert LifJIn Kausas.
The hot, stifling air brings fresh ter
rors in the form of winged insects and
things that creep. Bugs as big as clothes
pins pounce upon the wayfarer and claw
and scratch until hurled from the neck
and stamped under foot. Then there is
a green bug which comes out of the
night like a rifle shot and sinks all its
feet into one's flesh. This beast is now
in season. Grassliopin-rs as long as the
little finger of a grown man crawl lei
surely up the 6creen of your window,
stopping from time to time to take ob
servation and finally tumbling back
into the street to find temporary lodg
ment in the whiskers of the native, who
is almost certain to be in range. Kan
sas Cor. Chicago Herald.
A Jolly Old Mayor.
Don Jose Galendo, mayor of the city
of Alba, is in a parlous plight indeed.
News from Madrid proclaims that his
worship has been taking unreasonable
liberties with the public treasuries and
haa in fact been proved guilty oi 217
distinct forgeries, robberies and so forth.
The penalty for each separate crime is 14
years' imprisonment, and as sentences do
not run concurrently by Spanish law
poor Don Jose mnst go to prison for 8,033
years. This would amount to life sen
tences for three or four Methuselahs.
Black and White.
A Humble JDresa Reformer.
AtMuncie last night Freight Conduct
or Leige Love of the Big Four found a
frail looking girl on top of a box car of his
train dressed in boy's clothes. The girl
Baid she was from Steubenville, O., and
had taken to the life of a perennial tramp
in order to see the world. She excused
the garb she wore by declaring that she
was in favor of dress reform for women.
The venturesome miss refused to give her
name and acted very independent. In
A Railroad's Meannen.
The recent cutdown in wages among
employees at the general oflice of the B.
and A.road 6eems somewhat incongruous
with the yearly report, which showed a
wonderful increase in the net earnings
of the road. It seems to be only a case of
a "cussed opportunity," not to be resisted
by a railroad company any more than
the man whose wife is out of town.
Springfield (Mass.) Graphic
Aversion t Disturbance la a Symptom o.'
A woman sufferin ; from neuralgia sta
tions her son to keep boys from making
a noise in front of the house. A boy
comas by whistling a ierfonuance in
which we must lecognize a natural,
wholesome and boj like act, whereupon
there ensues a short, sharp fight between
the pair, in which one is accidentally cut.
The upshot is not important; thebrigin
of it is.
It has long been usual to accord spe
cial privileges to iivalids in relieving
them against nois. Formerly straw
would be strewn in the street, and thou
sands of persons who were not sick
would be inconvienced to ease the pains
of one who was. In part, this custom
was one of ostent ition. It could be
practiced only by the influential who
were exalted by lr.aking themselves a
nuisance. When tit ath ensued, a hatch
ment was set up in the same spirit of
vainglory. All the windows in the
house were closed f ir a term, the dura
tion of which was fsed by custom, but
which bore a relatio i to the estate of the
tleceaseil and the consequent degree of
exaltation descending vtpon his heirs.
All healthy animais delight in noise.
The description inel ides barbarous folk
and iliilTren. Do;.s bark (curs only
sneak off), birds s. ream, boys shout,
girls clap hands to their ears in sweet
confusion, horses paw, all animate na
ture responds tothe exhilaration of noise.
The sick do not. In every form of sick
ness the nervous function is deranged.
As we have seen ; hove, mankind has
shown its appreciati in of this fact by its
customs. Excessivt sensibility to noise
is thus one sympton of neurotic degen
eration. It is the in irk of one broad dis
tinction between tlu state of civilization
and its opposite. It testifies to oue part
of the price which that state exacts from
man on his physical i,le.
Within civilization itself indifference
to noise is one of ti e distinctions of a
system rudely healthful, both in body
and mind. Thecon.vrse of this propo
sition is equally tnit . Whenever a per
son displays peculiar sensitiveness to
noise we may know ihat the case is one
of an unwholesome mind in an unwhole
some body. From t le fact that the dis
turbance is essential y a neurotic one it
follows that it is controllable to a great
extent by the will. Much of the dis
turbance that is experienced from noise
can le put completely aside by exercise
of the will A bar icing dog may keep
one person awake w iile his healthier or
wiser neighbor sleei s the sleep of the
just. Under the pinging of the cable
car bells a valetudit ariun subsides into
frenzy while his you-igtr clerk is lamped
in dreams of the npiaily unconscious
typewriter on the nest floor. The con
trast here need not be one of relative
strength of mind me-ely; one of the two
minds is sick.
In such a cas- the will power is im
paired. It would probably be found that
the complaining person is also irritable,
passionate, perhaps consumed by self
contemplation. In many cases of this
order relief could no doubt be gained
through treatment "y suggestion. But
in vastly the greater nnmicr the patient
is comjtetent to miu st- r to himself, lie
is still capable of e eriiiig the will, and
in this exercise lies complete and per
manent cure. Fnrhermore, the cure
does not apply alone to the particular
noise that may have called for it. It will
be found to have influenced the mind
perman -ntly. The injurious effects at
tributed to noise do not proce-d f roiu
without, but from within. They do not
inhere in the aerial vibrations, but in the
mental response made to them.
Finally it ought t'be observed that
the disease is one that increases by be
ing yielded to. Th noise that is "first
noticed as an annoyance in some mo
ment of irritation, anxiety or other nerv
ous disturbance can be nursed into an
object of horror. Time was when folks
thought sensitiveness to noise to be evi
dence of hiu'lt strung character. They
were rather proud of it and trotted it
forth in public. Th ; world knows bet
ter now. It erects hospitals for the Mrs.
Wittitterlys. whom it rather admired
in Nicholas Xickleby's time. It no
longer holds poor Torn of Bedlam for in
spired, and siuce it has learned how
much sickness is either a fruit or a phase
of ignorance it is ge-ting a little sick of
those sick folks, at It ast of whom it has
a right to lo k for something liettcT.
New York Evening fram.
I ruit Good at. Any Time.
All fruit is said to be most wholesome
the first thing iu the morning and
surely no fruit is so' cleausing and re
freshing and very li tie so delicious at
that hour as a big juicy melon, cooled
over night and almost cracking open and
voluntarily exposing its red heart after
the knife has gone partly through it.
Such a melon, however, is just as good
at other hours in the hot days, for which
it seems to be esjec ially provided as a
refreshing experience, something more
than the shadow of a great rock in a
weary land. It is no wonder the south
ern darkies are so fou 1 of watermelons.
In these most trying days of the long
summer -of the south the melon is more
refreshing than chil: dewdrops on the
early morning grass and to the over
heated, overwearied and thirsty soul a
good juicy ripe one ' comes home to the
business and the bos sins" of darky and
white man alike. Hertford Times.
Katty Teitt For Proving a Diumoud.
It is an easy matter to detect the dif
ference between a genuine diamond and
an imitation. Take a tube of filtered
water and drop the stone therein. If it
is paste, it can be seen as it passes through
the water, but if pun' the eye is unable
to 6eo it at all. Anot'ier test is to place
the stone upon a jiet cil dot made on a
piece of white paper. If the dot is du
plicated upon the facets you can rest as
sured that the stout is a fraud, but if
not it is a good stone. The common be
lief that a stone can be tested by filing is
erroneous, for the best diamond ever cut
will splinter and breaic when rasped with
this instrument. St. Louis Globe-Dem
Documents of the I'irst l'nr!irn '
greHsea Found In llie en-,te t;:t.-i:ert .
The former assistant librr iiaii of t:;i
senate, Mr. E. T. Cres-y. h.;s ma !
most important discovery a:n.iig the ;0.
000 volumes, snpjiosed to be useless
which have lteen acenmnla; i::g fr y; u:
in the basement of the senate wing ot
tho capitol. After a search of mouths
he has fot d TO volumes, hitherto sup
posed not ) be, in existence, which com
prise the senate documents of the llr.-t 1:5
congresses and the house documents t
the first nine. The Congressional library,
the Boston public library and the British
museum are ail without these. inl the
addition uf them to the senate library
makes it the most valuable in the world
for references of the proceedings, debates
and diK-uitionts of congress.
Almost from the adoption of tins con
stitution all d.H-umejits of the senate
and the hous have been set aside iu
small numbers for the secretary of th
senate. These were kept in bail older,
if kept at all. and were scattered in vari
ous places. Just after the war. how
ever, they were all collected into the
senate library, which occupies a num
ber of alinort impenetrable recesses in
the upjx r l ti ! of the senate wing and
also an ;! il .lumber of still in. re difli
cult nooks r.ii.l corners iu the basement
near the heating in tciiinery. This hist
was a dry and safe place, but hardlyany
hofiy ever ventured within its doors.
The -!o.0!-o vobmus accumulated there
Were all s;-.ppoMl to be extra tines. Mr.
Cressej's ili.-covt jy shows that they con
tain peril:. ps ihe richest single treasure
in tlii- emu; ry.
T!;- e'-;!,u s sire in a good state of
preservation, although they and mai.y
others stacked in this unexplored retreat
show trace.-; of the worms. Many of the
backs indeed are entirely gone, but the
pages are isoact. and the senate, library
may ikhv boa.-t that it has for reference
complete documents of the Semite and
the house, all except those of the senate
"of the Svoml congress.
A f w of tue volume are 1 onnrl in
manuscript, just as they came from the
authors, and some of them, as it is le
lieved. have in ver been printed. Dur
ing the first 14 congresses none of the
documents was numbered, lior was their
character indicated by marks. Thus
each must carefully be examined to as
certain whether it is an executive or a
miscellaneous document or a committee
IVarliuif s.!iililuter .lust Itedeeuied.
Daring w ar times the municipality of
Albany issued (,n its own credit fraction
al curreticj red-cmable on demand at the
city trea suit r's i.- chamberlain's office.
Mo.-t of the li.it money was redeemed
with;. t the five years snbseqiu-nt to the
end of t':. war. and during the seven tits
the c'nu'i!'.-ri:i:i would K-called upon to
change,, I.e.-.- coins. It was believed that
all hall..,-. u up.
Vest !.!. ;y. ho'.v.-vi-r. 01... mix rlain Hills
was vi-iic'i by two joitng ladies who
showed h:ui n tj'taiitiTy of the currency
issued iti l-'ej him .:sUedhim what itwas
worth.- To tl iiaia'oerhtin's questions
as to how it ii.-.. 1 come into their jtosscs
siou the elder repli'-l 5'n;it in looking
over the t.r its of "a relative lately de
ceased kv.as found stored away in an
old box ;Joug with many war curios.
Mr. Hills promptly handed over the
counter iu good bills the f ice value of
the money, between t;.'; and '10.
A singular eoineidencv connected with
the transaction vs that Chamberlain
ILils himself paid out the currency re
deemed yesterday to the f rigiual owner
over ::o years ago. Albany Journal.
Curling by I.tec-trit-ity.
The lectrio c-.rriing iron is very sim
ple. Tim wires conduct the electricity
into the little stand into which the tongs
are thrust. The latter are made the
projter temperature by lu-at, which is
generated by the resistance of the wires
to the current. The stands are about
two inches high and are usually nickel
plated, although some of those manu
factured by a firm in Berlin are plated
with gold a nil have handsome handles.
In traveling the iron and stands occupy
only a very small space in a satchel. At
tached to the stand is a silk cord, which
may be ad justed loan incandescent wire
after scre-.vi.ig off the little globe. New
IT 1SX T .V THE ORD1SART WAY
that Dr. Pierce's I'.-tvorite Prescription comes
to tlie weak ami sintering womuu vlto needs
it. It's gvnmnlviit. ot with words merely ;
any medicine can make claims and promises.
What is tiotie with tLo "Favorite Prescrip
tion" ii this : if it fails to Ix nefit or cure, in
eji v oast vonr niorit-v is roturnnfl. Van von
ask any (x-tter proof that a medicine will do
wuat it promises I
It's an invigorating, restorative tonic, a
oothinc and stren-.Tthening nervine, and a
certain remedy for the ills and ailments that
beset a woman. Iu "female coiniiluint" of
every kind, ie-riolietiI xiitts. internal inflam
mation or ulceration, bearing-down sensa
tions, and u!l chronic weaknesses and ir
regularities, it is a positive and complete
To every tin-d. overworked woman, and
to every r.-.!t. nervous, and ailing one, it is
guaranteed to bring health and strength.
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1 Hair Death
liisisntly remove and forever dt'ftroyc ob -
. jeetlouHlile Ita r, whether upon the bands,
face, arm or neck, without di -coloration
O or injury tothe ntont delicate ekin. Itwas
'. FOB F1FTT TFARS TH B SECRET FORM ULA OF '.
C Kt-A'ncs Wilson, acknowledged by pbyi- o
; cioa aa the highest authority and the
c most eminent derma'ologist and hair specia- 0
list that ever lived. Uurine his Drivatc prac-
ticeof a life l m among the nohlity and ar-
. iotocrucy of Kurope be prescribed thi re- .
cipe. Pr "e, $1 by v ail. f curely packed.
O ('orresDondet.cTonfl' cntial. 8oleA?entii C
: fr America. Add rem THE 6EUOKIM 1
C KOOTHAIRGkOW littCO. Dept. H., 5? o
2 South 5tb avenue. New York. 2
OttO 0""0 'O o 'O" "O ' o ' O ' "OOO
. arc all caused by
Be warned! Nature must le as
sisted to throw off the poisons. For
this purpose nothing can equal
Natuie's own assistant
A pure Vegetable Compound of
Herlis, Harks, and Roots. Contains
no acids or mineral poisons.
It ts in retail!- tin- lt.-eik of Tnclinil.
All that is -iu:m.'.l t-.r it, it u.U u. $1.00 a
buinc. A.l iiru.-.!s.
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A RELIABLE AND ON Z OF THE
BEST KNOWN SPECIALISTS
IN THE UNITED STATES-
His lloonis Crowded. Kvervbodv
Satisfied, and Many
DE. D. D. REA,
Surgeon and Specialist
Who lia created rurh a sensation In jrt-d I'ronnd
t'h'rairo bv curinir tliseHwH tli.il almost b filed
the u edical fraterni'y of the c ttntry. and bvthe
request ( t many irtentis ana paticLt- r.e Has de
ciurd to visit
At the Harper House,
FRIDAY, OCT. 27th.
Returning every month during the
year, to remain a day.
IT. Ilea hue been c nnected with the lament
hospital in the country, mod ha no superior iu
diagnosing urd treating cisesse and defoma-
tiea. lie will give S.V) for any case he cannot tll
the disease, and where locate t in five minute.
He will return to Kock Island every month lo re
main one dav.
Treats till curable medical and imrgical dis
eases, acute and chronic catarrh, i let-apes of the
eve. ear and nose, tu-oat am birg-s. d)pcpeia,
Itrigbt' disease, tilaheter. kidney, liver, blad
der, chronic female and acxual dln-asp. E ilep'
y or tits cured I A poritive guarantee!
Voting and n tt11r-.g !Hen
SnfTering ftom fpermatorrhoea and inipotettey as
the r Bttit of selr-abtue in youth or eacea in ma
ture years, and other causes, producing some- of
the follow trg effects, aa emission, b!otche, de
bility, netvousnefs, dizziness, conf ifi in of ideas,
aversion of society, defective memory and sexual
exhaustion, which unfit the victims for business
or marriage, are peimaneutly cured by rented ice
Blood and Kktn iiUsaartt.
Pypbillls and complications, tie sore throat,
fallina of the hair, pain in the bones, etc., are
perfectly eradicated without using mercury or
oilier injurious ortigg Gonorrhoea, gleet, s.ric
lures and all urinary and kidney troubles epeedl
iv cured by treatment that haa never failed. He
undertakes no incurable cares, but cures thous
ands piven up to die. Remember the date and
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Correspondence solici'ed and confidential.
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Huber's City Brewery and Raible & Srenr"
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Jun
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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 niv
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A share of Tour patronase respectfully solicited.
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8hop cor. First ave. ard Heyenteenth st, Kock Island.
Roek Island Brass-Foundry
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