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TIIK A KG US. WEDNESHA V. OCTOUEll 25,189:5.
PaOHsoed Daily and Weekly at Itil Second
Arenoe, Hock bland. III.
J. W. Potter.
Tub-Daily Sue per monih; w e.y rt.w
pat aaaom; In advance $1 .SO.
All communication of a critical or argument
tl character, political or religions, mast have
real name attached for publication. .No sact
article will be printed over fictitious mjnatnres
Inoytnoos communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited froji every towohip
1r Rvk Island romtj .
Wednesday. OCTOBF.K 2o. lS'J'.i.
fEVKKAL rtoojle have diod in New
York recently through eating toad
8 too Is. It is never .afe to eat alleged
mushrooms unless you know the man
who gathered them, and know that
he can discriminate."
Tiik zealous young man who wrote
that the only sad event at a picnic
was the narrow escape from drown
ing of one of the picknickers didn't
sco his item in the paper but hi
heart was in the riht place.
The sici-ing of the dee'.aratio:. of
independence v. a- a j-imnle and in
formal ceremony compared with that
attending the signing of the articles
governing the coming content be
tween pugilists I'ortWt and Mitcho'L
Tacoma has pa-sod a prohibitory
ordinance agairt tramps. To bo
sure it i not prohibitory on its face,
but it practically amounts to prohi
bition. It provides that ail tramps
sba':'. be compelled to bathe twice a
Tiik hungry are not always the
mo unfortunate. The number of
people who are getting poisoned by
their fool nowadays is considerably
larger than the numVr of those who
are MiiTering scrion-ly fr the want
Of Siii'ie'.hing to eat.
Thk Tndianapolis supremo court
has decided that city and town cor
porations cannot regulate thu rates
of companies supplying natural gas.
The idea seems to be that because
the gas costs nothing to produce the
people who catch it can charge what
they please for it but it's queor law.
Thk ru-h into the Cherokee strip
and th? rnh out again followed ia
the quick order predicted lluttlans
seem to have acquired shotgun title
to everything worth having, and
decent people acquired an experience
that will be valuable to such of them
TiiL New York Sun is denouncing
a railroad for permitting men to riie
In the parlor cars with their coats
off. The growing custom of deposit
ing pa-sengers at their journey's end
with heals or limbs orf doe.-n't ap
pear t .- have attracted the Sun's at
tention. Fai:is not to be outdone by her
American rival, is to have a eongre.-s
f cooks of all nations next year
with .liberal prizes to authors of new
dishes, .'hica.ro had the congres- of
psychological cooks, and so appealed
to the soul. Paris, so Frcnehy you
know, will have the cooks that will
appeal to the palate.
I.v view of the large iHinitx-r of
train robberies which are every year
committed, would it not be well for
all trains to carry a supply of ammu
nition and plenty of loaded pistols
Thich could be made available to the
passengers in a time of emergency?
Train robbery is a very serious mat
ter and should b met by heroic
' ISoSToN HhliALD: Wo de-ire to ex
tend our compliments to Senator
David lJi-irictt Hill, of New York.
We have not often found occasion to
lo this, but thetirni stand he ha
taken in the senate against filibuster
ing and in favor of the rule of the
majority in that body compel? ad
miration. We almost wish )tr might
Ik.' jHTtnitted to occupy the chair for
a time, in order to give the country
a practical example of hi undoubted
capacity to surmount olt:icle in
Mr. Cleveland Stand Ka-t.
Compromise is the cry of the beat
en and discredited minority in the
senate. This desperate jrang. facing
annihilation, is prepared to accept
an v escape short of absolute surren
der. Unfortunately there are timid,
half-hearted and self-seeking; men
among the repealers and they have
choed the cry. Hut the country
xhould make no mistake a to the
t-ource of this last proportion. It i
the silver camp that is crying quar
ter. Fortunately Mr. Cleveland stands
fast. If the senate be so blind to
duty and so disloyal to the republic
as to pa.- a compromise measure,
the bill will lie returned without sig
nature by the 'resident of theUnited
State. He. at !eat. sees how the
issue has changed in the month, how
the tjuestioii to be decided trans
cends the silver muddle and involves
the constitutional theory of. govern
ment. He can be relied on to send
the quaking compromiser" back
Unconditional repeal is the only
solution. Compromise at this stage
would be nothing less than capitula
tion to rebels in arms.
ATTENTION TO CAN A 1.3.
Several Inland Water War of Recwat
roostrnrt'.on In Foreign Countries.
Daring the years that the people
were more actively engaged in ex
tending railroads the construction of
canals was practically discontinued
; throughout the worl 1- In England.
before the time of railroads, there
was a splendid canal system, afford
ing cheap transportation over a great
part of the country. These canals
fell into the possession of the rail
Aad companies many years ago and
their use was largely discontinued to
prevent competition, and the people
were taugnt to believe that railroads
had entirely superceded canals. Sev
eral of the canals of Pennsylvania
and one at least in Virginia were
also captured by rai road companies
and were allowed to go dry. The
Baltimore Sun says it has at length
boon discovered that this was
a great error. There is a vast
amount of heavy tonnage that does
not demand speedy delivery, which
can be transported by canals and
upon which railroad freight would be
prohibitory. The rie canal alone
has maintained th s supremacy of
New York a-i a port for th shipment
of grain. The city of Mancheter
has been constructing a canal at an
enormous cot, which will make it an
inland seapo: t. such as its location
on the bay has made Baltimore Two
weeks ago the Co.-inth canal wa-
opened, and now o nes the news of
the completion of t"ie surveys for a
canal to connect t'le Ca-pian sea
with the ocean by way of the Mediter
ranean. This work, which lias been
diseu-M-J for many years, it is said,
will now speedily in. One feature
! of the enterpi i-e that interests
America to some e::tent is the fact
that'such a canal wi 1 bring the rich
petroleum t'eMs of t le t'apian basin
within reach of the tank steamers.
lhe i'a-pian s a has more than
five tunes the area of Lake Superior,
and is the large-t body of water un
connected with 1 i ocean. Its
greatest dei'th is v,-er :!.ni) feet,
and its -urfa' e in a'out eighty-four
feet lower than that of the l.lack sea.
Ilu-isla maintain- a small navy in the
Oa-pian. and when it is made ac
cessible, from the mean the advan
tages to commerce villi the Fast will
b entrm.i. and it will be an ini-
portant link tend:
to bind the
loo- ejointed ..-..ssdan 'in,. ire together.
There is already a ma!l canal
binding the headwat '-s of Xhj Volga,
rivi r with the I'.a'ti. sea. near St.
Peter-b-:rg. The propo-od canal
wi1! be let ween i ' and .V)1 miles
Ion sr. and the work ' v i i 1 U done by
the government It will be expen
sive, of eure. but he engineering
dillicultie will not. . gr.-at. The
line is along the Man . teh to the -oa of
Azov, the twi eas being in a straight
line aiiout miV apart. Several
heavy lock will !? necessary to
overcome the great oithculty in "alti
tude between the sui face f the two
HARD TO SUIT.
Ttie Irriiatile fiiv.il..l runI F.iu.t With
the oleum 1 uun; Mmii.
A San Kranc;-eu :u tn had been ia
t d for rovora! months with malady
that made hitn very i .".-o:n ur.d irri
table. Hi wife a:. 1 daughter min
istered U him a-ldu jusly, but were
sometime at their wits' end i:i try
ing to -atisfy his capricious desire.
As the young lady -aid once, her
fattier was -so unreasonable that he
w ould scold if an am el were waiting
on him." One night, when the
mother and daughter were both thor
oughly tired out. a young man. a
friend of the family, was called in to
watch with the sick man for six hours
after midnight The invalid's wife
instructed hirn about the medicines,
and especially cautio-ied him about
disturbing the patiei t.
He is very irritable," she said.
'Don't speak to him excent when he
speak to you, and if he
when the time comes for him to take
his medicine, don't disturb him."'
Andiby the way,"' she added, as
she was about leaving tho room, you
may like something to read. Here
i Mark Twain's "Houghing It;' it
will amuse you but you mustn't laugh
while reading it. for Mr. J will
fancy you are laughiig at him and
will be very much an loved."
The young man po formed h's duty
to the best of his abi ity, b.;t on g
ing u-iay in the morning was thanked
rathe- curtlv by the invalid. As
soon as he was gone M r. J broke out.
See here, mother." lie said,
-don't ever send that numbskull to
watch with me again "
Why, father, what do you uu-aa?
Wa-n't he attentive? He didn't go
to sleep, did he?"
'No, no, no: but I was awake for
two hours. I watched him reading
Mark Twaii's book all that time,
"But. father," iute -posed Mrs. J ,
"I gave him that book to occupy his
time. He ''
"Oh. yes. yes, tl at's all right,
but that fool Bat there two hours
reading that book and never smiled
Sawyer teems ve -y proud
violin,"' said the man who i
Yes. How old is it?"
T don't know. I should
couple of thousand years at
judging by the tunes he plays on it."
Mrs. Church Do you think the
young rector's attentions are serious?
Annie Church We ll. I should say
ho! So serious, indet d. that I feel
like crying the whole time I'm talk
ing with him. Puck.
Tint Might Alter the Case.
Mi is Wrinkles No: I never expect
Belle But what if -some one 6hould
speaking Names Corrert!jr.
As a general rule, it anuoys a
celebrity to be 'vailed! out of his
name." Charles Heade used bitterly
to complain that his most passionate
admirers often jave him one letter
too little, and that harbitrary ?ent,"
John Forster, expressed himself still
more strongly to the same effect. Mr.
Du Maurier, when one of his devotees
addressed him as lit- Maurier, is said,
with equal wit and good-nature, to
have adjured him to "give the devil
Yu'sr r..n t- much lurk y,
Ai.o so you cm. no! work, ctil
Vitur h ad -ti I vi ry-murky
' tun-: I dt.ii titl 'i-ve I c.u!d aiitl ato her
lit t ard Utiike it rt me 1 1 bad a dollar fcr do'n
r. A few cerr. ho-.vf vcr. ill cut; me. Tu re
lieve stomich and boweli froai the tffe.Cs of
ovedoadinz. a f. Ii dose of Dr. Pierre's rieaAi.t
Purgative PlWt i the best remedy. Th?T op
erate geut'y. el thoroughly, atd without pr:p
inz.naa ea. or othi-r u'i;W'iant rJ'-cts. In vial
convenient to cry
Three Bottles Cured
" I used to be a great sufferer from rheum
tlsm. I tried almost everything without relief.
I took three bottles of Hood's Sarsaparflla and
found myself cured. I know It waJ
that turod me." 5!ks. William Kejckakd,
Moore' Viutyard, Jiid. Hood's Cures.
Hood's Pills cure all liver ills. 25c
A change will take place in our business with
in the next 60 days which will be of some im
portance to the business interests of Rock Isl
and. Y hat the change will be, we are not at
liberty to state at present, but it will undoubted
ly prove a happy surprise to the public in gen
eral. Before this can be accomplished our
stock must be reduced.
Twenty Thousand Dollars.
$20,000 worth of choice first-class merchandise must be disposed of
without regard to profit, for cash. This means that the purchasing power
of your dollars is vastly increased. Everything throughout our entire
establishment will go at a discount from ordinary prices. All the new fall
goods in stock, and now daily arriving, must feel the knife, as this stock
must be reduced. There will be no one department in which discounts
will be made, but every department will feel the quiver of the reduction
'1 his is a glorious opportunity to buy dry goods. We have pulled out the pins
and let the bottom fall cut of prices. We have many good things for you, and we
stand by what ever we sell in style, quality and price.
Note a Few Prices:
Prints, usually CI cents a yard, go at ;V4' cents. Crash, usually C cents a yard, r0 at cents
Mucins. uual j.rice 7 onus, :o at 5 cents. Cotton Flannels go at 41cents!' "
Shaker Flannels go at 41 cents.
feme in and see us :nn way whether you want anything or not. Wo are always "lad to see vou,
and it makes us 1. n p y to have you come in.
Sale to begin Thursday morning. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Wholegile Dealer and Impc rterof
Wines and Liquors.
1616 and 1618 Third Av
(Succegiior to n. WENDT.)
Merchant -:- Tailor,
119 Eightfeuih Street.
sFit and Vokmanhlp Guar,
antced the Best.
C failing and Repairing Done.
. O . O . OOO
instantly remove and forever def troys ob
. jettionable ha r, whether upon the hands,
face, armi or neck, without discoloration
C or injury to the mowt delicate (kin. It was
I FOB FIITT TEARS TBI SECRET PORHd-A Or
O Kpacs WiLnojf. acknowledR-ed by pby.i
; ciona as the highest authority and 'the
C most eminent denuatoloiriat and hair pecia-
list that ever lived. During hi? private prac
' ticeof a life time among the noblity andar
. ii-tocrary of Europe be prescribed thi re-
cipe. Cbte, $1 by n all. secnrely packed.
Corresrondeneconn'"ential. Sole Agents
1 for America. Address TUB rKOOKUM
C HOOT HAIR GKUWEtt CO. Dept. JC, 57
c Kontb 5th avenue. New York.
J" r ;!! ITS
Pe'enoone 1098. 231 Twentieth street
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
AJ' kinds of brass, brotiae and alnminnm bronae castine, all (hades ard ;.a.;tre "
a specialty of brass metal rortem .n ..ti.
i specialty of brass
Shot m, CrT tAt mi First avcrnc.
J. Ma CHRISTY,
The thorongh insttuction given at this School is Terifled by mare than 100 d:3crn.t Bi"
using their Students.
112 and 114 East Second Street, DA.VENPOH 10 WA-
E0RUE S CHAFER, Proprietor.
101 Secund Arenue, Corner of Siitewnth Street, - Opposite Harper s T"--
The choicest Wine. Liquors, Beer and Cigars always on Kr
Tree Lancb Krerf Day . Btndwiche FnnHsredon St on W
metal pattern and rustic work.
tear Ferry lacdior.
K( I E
J. MAGEII, Propria
K11DF10DBEB OF CBItUiS 1U t
Ask Your Grocer for Them
The Christy -Otsteb" at a cfcrry ' ',B