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Correspondenee solicited from every township
la Bock Ialand county.
Thirsdav. October "26, 1893.
When money pets tight it gener
ally coes to the lock-up.
Wiux an office U out seeking: a
man it is like a ghost It start-Jes
After a man has placed a pistol
in your face is a poor time to inquire
if it is loaded.
In the far West a man advertised
for a woman "to wash iron, and milk
one or two cows." What di es he
want the cows washed for?
That which a woman calls her
"intuition,'" is really what she has
known all the time, but never admit
until she marries.
The king of Spain is seven years
old and speaks several language.
Happily for his people he is not able
to speak any of them with authority
Womkn are a great deal nicer
to know than men; if you meet them
in a drug store when you are buying
a cigar, you are not expected to offer
SrrrtME every man in the employ
ment of the railway s was the grad
uate of some well-known technical
school had a thorough mechanical
training what would the annual
profit and economy be to the railway
interests as a whole?
The affairs of the national treasury
have ben administered with re
markable honesty, on the whole. It
is doubtful if an aggregate of private
financial institutions doing a like
amount of business can show a rec
ord of fidelity approaching it
Young Mrs. Oris W. Field says
the reason she has gone into the
millinary business rather than into
some other line of trade is because
the profits in making bonnets are im
mense. A good many husbands have
long suspected as much. Now they
The young man who committed
suicide and left instructions provid
ing for the cremation of his body
and bequeathed his ashes to three
Chicago ballet girls would probably
have obliged the young women in
finitely more if he had simply left
them his "dust."
Feoi'i.e have crown a little skep
tical about the equinoctial storm,
but the old believers still maintain
that a big storm is pretty sure to
come between the 10th and 80th of
September. This is undoubtedly true;
and a big storm is pretty sure to
come between the 10th and S0th of
any other month.
The rapid spread of American
ideas in Europe is instanced by the
fact that a great new hotel, promised
to be the finest one in the world, is
to be erected in London by American
money and be managed according to
the American system. All over Eu
rope they are copying our methods
of railroad travel.
The capitol at Washington, whusy
corner-stone was laid a century ajo
lias cost the ration $18,00 ,0 )0. As
capitol buildings go. the people have
got their money's worth in this one.
It has grown from small beginnings,
but it stands to-day a model of classic
grandeur and simplicity, challenging
the admiration of the world.
Bicycles figured conspicuously at
the recent German military maneu
vers at Met.. Their riders were
armed with revolvers and a bayonet
was attachod to each machine. This
shows that tho downtown wheelm -n
in Chicago are not yet up to tti
times. The revolver and bayonet
would be very useful in clearing the
crowded crossings when pedestrians
disregard the whistle.
i TilE decree issued by the French
government announcing that an in
ternational exposition will bo held in
Paris in I'M) removes any doubts
which may have existed regarding
the willingness of the French to
enter into competition with the
tremendous show now open in Chi
cago. They are going to try to beat
the magniacent achievements of thU
year, and there is no reason to doubt
that a glorious exposition will be the
The human family living on earth
today consists of about l400.0no.0(0
persons in round numbers. Of these
only about 500,000,0(10. or one-third,
are even properly clothed ; 230.000..
000 habitually jo naked ; 700. 000. 000
have only the middle part of their
bodies covered; only 3i)i.o:0.O)0 live
in house, 70(),000,OJO in huts and
caves, while the remaining 50.000,
000 have no home or chelter whatever.
MUSKRAT AND WOODCHUCK.
Uati m Mlaanderttaadlng- and It at tie to
the Death at Choke Creek.
Mr. Jay T. Iond. a Thiladelphia
man, saw a fu -ions fight bjtween a
woodchuck and a muskrat, at Choke
Creek a few days ago. Mr. ISond was
walkiug toward the creek, on the op
posite sids of which he saw a wood
chuck slaking li s thirst near a pool
under a leaning yellow birch tree.
Tbe woodchuck became alarmed at
his approach, gave a whistle and start
ed on a lively cat iter for its burrow, a
few rods up the bank. At the same
instant a monster muskrat, which had
been nosing arotnd in the grass and
weeds near the woodchuek's hole,
made a dash tar the pool under the
leaning birch. T ie startled animals
ran into one anot'ier in their haste to
reach their respective abiding places,
and the collision instantly made
them forget ill fear, caused
them to beeome a angry as hornets
and set them to fighting like bulldogs.
Each animal, Mr. l'.oml said, seeaied
to think that the ether was to blame
for running again-1 it, and instead of
apologizing and trying to pass one
another Uiey began to bite and scratch,
bristle and squeal angrily and roll
and tumble ia the grass as though
they were bound to kill onj another.
The muskrat kept working the wood
chuck toward the creek, the biood
and fur flew, and at length the wood
chuck broke away, tired enough, and
went limping towa-d its burrow. It
hadn't taken five steps before the
pugnacious muskrat collared it and
made it fight The woolchuck sailed
into the big rat with renewed vigor,
but the latter knew its business, and
in less th'.in three minutes it caught
the woodchuck h the throat and
dragged it over tti.- bank into the
pool. The fighting animils churned
the water into foam, but the muskrat
held the woodchuck s head under the
water until it was i rowncd, when it
flur.g the carcass on to a stone and
swam out of sight u j ler the roots of
HOW MICE HAKE WAR.
They lr Each Ottiri. standiug on Their
Hind I ec.
Uefore we had much observed mice,
the use of their lout; tails was a ques
tion that had puzzle i ns. We do not
know of what servic; thev are to the
females but to the backs they are. we
see. of use in their ec mbats; for when
they fight they very cften face oik an
other standing on thtir hind legs, the
tails then making, as with kangaroos,
the third feature of a tripod.
Their appearance when tliey thus
stand facing one an., ther wi'.Ji their
heads thrown back aid their paws in
front of their faces is, on account per
haps of the resemblance it bears to the
posture of ri2 fighters, extremely
comic, says a writer ir. the Northwest
Small mice, also, wl.en attacked by
their bigger congeners, raise their
paw before their faei s. the attitude
in that case strangely suggesting one
What occurs when 1 .Uig.-ivnt bucks
actually engage only instantaneous
photog.-aphy cou'd rc-.-ord. s rapid
are their movements l'resumablv
they try to bite, but m tst conide.r de
fense the better part o ' valor, for they
never appear to get hurt much, and
between the rounds wi ! nibble away
at the crust, which broi.ght them into
the vicinage, raiiv showing their ex
citement by rnt 1 1 iii!g t lvir tai Is against
the ground, t cca-ioiii: y a tail seized
by the teeth leads to oiii! mouse hav
ing to drag his enemy over the flior
till the latter lets go.
NERVE OF A BLACKSMITH.
Forgril a Tool to reriuriii an Operation
on llimsrir With.
.Tames dimming-., a blacksmith of
Los Angeles, recently performed a
novel operation on hira.elf. When a
boy of T, years, back in New Yoik,
C'ummings had his left hand mashed
in a barn door, and. from lack of pro
per attention, the two f ngers of that
hand afterward grew together as far
as the middle joint, leming a sort of
web of flesh connecting them. Cum
mings finally decided upon a plan by
which he coula regain the use of his
injured members and save the trouble
and expense of an opera ion by a sur
geon. Acting upon his own ideas, he re
paired to a blacksmith shop and forged
a chisel in the shape ol a long and
narrow letter V, which 1 e fitted to a
handle improvised from a piece of
rough board. Calling a 'wstander to
his assistance, he had the latter bold
the told in place and then
struck a heavy blow with a hammer
himself, cutting through the flesh and
driving the chisel deep into the block
on which his hand was laid. Having
ready a handkerchief well soaked with
carbolic salve, lie wrapied up his
hand and repaired to his own room,
where he later dressed the wound, lie
claims to have had sufficient experi
ence in the care of wou.ids to treat
his own case successfully.
A I.ong-IIorunJ Serpent,
l'rofessor A. L. Ilubach, an attache
of the Imperial museum of llerlin,
who, with niue trusty men. has been
making explorations in No-thern and
Western Brazil, sends th'.s extraor
dinary information to the directors of
the institution named abov y. '-Have
had wonderful lnclc. We already have
0,000 unnamed specimens n natural
history. Including a snake sixty-seven
feet long, with long tusks l.kea boar,
and a horn two feet long on its fore
Upon one occasion two lt.dies paid
an English cabby a shillin.r for the
distance they had ridden with one
fourpenny bit, two threepenny pieces,
one penny, and two halfpem e. When
cabby looked at the coins, "le smiled
drolly, and asked: "Well, well, how
long might you have been saving up
for this little treat?"
NOT SO DANCSEROU".
The Old-llm ulp mi- Mjtrh i still
the F.iTonte in Hotel.
"Man in No. ,;s wants some parlor
matches. He sa-s these eight-day
sticks ar.' a emif-uiu led nui a rice." the
bell "boj- said to the clerk.
"Tell liiiu he'll have to get along
with the old style match," answered
the clerk. "The insurance companies
don't al;ow parlor matches in the
"Yes, that's a fact." he continued,
in answer to a surprised nuestioner.
"Insurance policies of nearly all com
panies prohibit the keeping and use of
parlor matches in any part of a hotel,
but they are generally kept in the
offices because they are in greater
favor and more convenient than the
sulphur match, and the requirements
of the policy is to that extent over
looked by both its holders and the is
suing com nan v. I There isn't much
chance for an accidental ignition of a
parlor match trfdo much harm in a
hotel oflice, but they are dangerous
things in rooms.-where carpets or cur
tains or stray pa er are liable to catch
fire from them. They are not only
more easily lighted by accident, such
asste,ping upon them, but, as is not
. S . , nt.v, ,. lliw VIICU ore; K
i out in flame from sp.intaneous com
bustion, you mivjiilge how easily
this is liable to h.ipp -n by holding a
bunch of them in the d irk and watch
ing the fume that continually arises
from them. The sulphur match is
not so dangerou, in any of these par
ticulars." THEY WERE SKILLED MEN.
S Oiilu't Witte anv Time
on th lfngerft.
"Oh, yes." said the sad-visaged man
for the twentieth time; "oh yes, I was
one of the passengers on that Lake
Shore train the gang he'd ud at Ken
dallville." "Were you in t e
w hen I reached
"Yes. 1 had left
tne station in t li eago.
"Ah. you had been at the World's
"Yes, what else would take a man
to Chi -ago?''
"Were the sleepers fuli?"'
"All returning from the fair. I sup
pose.'" "Of course."
"Did nny of you hear the disturb-
Iance going on outside?"
"I guess we all did: it was like a
: baftle "
"Were the passengers frightened?"
"Not a bit; at least. I wasn't."
"Didn't you expect the robbers to
go through the train?"
The sad-visaged man's face showed
a cloud of compassion for the reporter.
"Young1 man," he said, "do you sup
pose them robbers stopped that train
"Of course not "
"Then why do you ask that kind of
a question? D.n't you know they
knowed the pass -ngers were coming
home fro n the fair, and that they
might as well have gone through the
poor house looking for gold bricks."
A Ouvrr Trl of strength.
The recent French e ; perinient upon
fifty person of both sexes, in which a
machine for compression as a test of
strength was used, demonstrated that
tlre'stronsjest m.in w.is able to pro
duee with his right iiml a pressure
equivalent to eightv-tive kilograms,
the weakest forty, the average being
fifty-six. One curious conclusion ar
rived at ns a result of the experiment
was this: The sh irt men were all
very nearly as strong as the tall ones,
the average difference between groups
of the two siz -s being only three kilo
grams. The force of the strongest
woman of the fifty amounted to only
forty-four kilograms, and thai of the
weakest to only sixteen, while the
average was only thirty-three kilo
grams. The French Metr.
livery body knows that the French
standard of measurement is th. "me
ter," but how many correct answers
do you think you could get should you
put the question to the first hundred
person- you meet: What is the basis
of French measurement? What is the
"meter" a part of? Should you be
fortunate tj get a single correct
answer it would be something like
this: The French standard measure of
length is founded on the measurement
of the earth from the pole to the
equator on the meridian of Paris. This
total distance is divided in to 10,000,
000 equal parts, each of which is a
"meter." The meter is 1.0!t Mnglish
Where IVe Cot It.
Among1 the funny thing-s at the Col
umbian exposition was a little inci
dent at the sinjle-tax congress while
A. ' II. Stephenson, the sing-le-tax
leader of Philadelphia, was making1
an eloquent onset upon Henry George
for his Chinese restriction ideas. He
had just referred to the doors beinjj
shut against the Chinese, and with
impassioned voice asked: "Where
did we g-et those doors? Did the
Creator give them to us? Who gave
us this country, anyway?" To this
question a voice in the crowd promptly
called out, with great damage to the
flow of eloquence: "We stole it from
You've eaten too much ttirkty,
Ana to you cannot work, eh:
Yonr lit ad feele very murky
'here! I don't believe I could add aro'her
lite and make it rhyme :f I bad a dollar for do n;
it. A few cen'u, however, will cure me. To re
lieve stomach and bowel from the effects of
ove-louding, a Ml dose of Dr. Pierce'e Hcaent
Purgative Pellets -i the best remedy. They op
erate geutly, et thoroughly, and without grip
ine, naiiFia. or other unpleasant effects. In viul
convenient to cary.
Nut I Kti)U-tte.
An Il;iglish ud.nirii w 'O vji ones
visiting a Freiicii Ja,suip laid down
his qaul o'l a convenient bulkhead be
fore entering the offi-'ers' quarters.
W hen he came out again he was as
tonished to find the quid in the place
where he had left it
"I'o -h:" said he, in the hearing of
some of the sailors, "you Frenchmen
will never be true sea dogs. No Eng
lish b'ue jacket, now, would ever have
icft an admiral's quid alone,"
Whereupon one of the French sail
ors stepped up, touched his cap and
"15eg pardon, admiral; I was chew
ing your quid while you were in there,
but I put it back, you know, when I
heard you coining out!"
By the Sisters of Mercy.
The Kl kl; w Indian Itemeriiea Fonnd
to be Invaluable lit a Famous New
1 i-;!:nl Ire.aratory School. Tlu-lr
fa ,lway IVuml tube lla-m-licial.
The Sisters of
Mcr . y who conduct
ti e J-t. Augustine'
i;v: School at Hart
ford, Conn., write
that tiny fnd the
Kickapoo Indian Lemcdics invaluable
to them in caring for the health of the
scholars under their charge. "Kick
apoo Indian S.igwa, llickapoo Indian
Oil andK'ck.ipoo Indian Cough Cure'
they say, "have been used here with
the most gratifying results. Thtxe
simple rcmedii s of the J.h.'om race de
serve the tridtst jiossi'ilf recognition,
and their use is always beneficial." Tho
Kickapoo Indian Remedies,
Kickapoo Indian Cough Cure,
Kickapoo Indian Oil,
Kickapoo Indian Salre,
Kickapoo Indian H'orm Killer
KICKAPOO INDIAN SACWA,
The Grandest Remedy of the Universe,
For tho Stomach, I.iver and Kidneys.
feOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
AX 0PEX LETTER.
Let the Public Judge.
.A5J w-Z-'Ttll c".v
MUS. ANSA LoriSOX.
"I wi cured of atarrh and Incipient e suuiiw
Hon in one mon h at So -tt Medical uis'i-ule.
number of .hxpcianpsuiil I mnt-t d;e. hankn !
lr. Wil-onI am today well and w- iir -il l. the
VhVMCisns of tbe scitt Medical ln-liuie ovr
MK. E. VAMEXBli:ill.
"Dkai! Ductou For voars I was
in the employ of the 'lloi-k Island
Flow company. I now live in Lyons.
Iowa. I should have sent mv state
ment months ao, but I waited to see
if I remained critv.ii."
I had not bxn feelioc well for s me Tears.
Iliad. he (.Tip feventl iimcia ai.d it Immlh on
ront-h, headache and fori- throat. t dchlhtd
lever. I took a lot of quinine and iff. ivnt pat
ent moriicmei with only t- ropo arv r--lie At
time I would coush until the U-Hr would ro l
down niy fnre and would vrwit I was continu
ally ppit ir .nd imwkinc. my throai war n-arl
always w,rt-. an I I would ha-e ct ille and hit-h
r vcr end i ainr tliror,eii my cheM. I pot t-o w. uk
from Elbt eweats iht I conl.i c:irc' stand, my
rloihe tiein? f.equ.-ntly wiinL-iiis we. in the
inonnns. After workup I rt bnutcd I
c u. d trarreiy . a and wt:al I did would ?mt xtuv
inn y sxni-cli I but dtxtored wi b eev'
eral w-, II ki-own di Cor, but I found no relief
mi il I n-it, d tie seo-.t Medical lns-iitiie. and
now I am C-r-K EII. One dav wblewa!Mn
alone the street l met a iri. nil v ho a-ktd mv
trouble ai d 1 told him. He told me Unit be wa's
feem s the taint way before tnkuiE t-eMinert.
ru- he h id docored wi.h Dr. il.n ot ,sc.-u
Med cal Iupiituie and w is c-u-r-c-d, and ari!ed
meto tKke treatment. I i id net think 1 could
ever he cured, but Mianl:" to ou. doctor, for now
I am entirely -f-h-J-U midfeet much better
than I ever did befo.e.-
- iter men-h for alt c 1 -Iriiit-M
luraifh' t tr- .
Medical ! stitut
2'J1 Brady street, Davenport. Ia.
Ovek Amf.hican ExrirEsst'o.
SPECIALTIES: Catarrh. Eve,
Ear, Nose, Throat, Lunjrs, Nervous
Diseases, Skin Diseases, Chronic Dis
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On Sundays the oflice will be open
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Instantly romoves and forever dr.troyc ob
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lace, arnn or necK, without di colnratiou
or injury to the most delicate skin. It was O
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