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THE AUG US.
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uav nuAiBtRUUi I II.
J. W. POTTER.
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All com manic ttons of a critical or arsmmenU
tve churacter. political or relirfous. man hare
WH tor paoncation No each arti
ii ;-"";uunj not noncea.
Tcepdh, Febrcakt 3. Ib91.
A 6irl of 15 at Atlanta, Ga., was re
cently divorced from one hmband and
as just taken another.
Foes in London have lately been thicker
and blacker than for years, and gas is fre
qucntlj lighted at midday.
Rkdwcod trees 400 feet high acd thir
teen feet in diameter are found in Wash
ington. A convict in the Colorado penitentiary
has invented a eallows that compels crim
inals when sentenced to death to become
their own hangmen.
Is the treasury of the sultan of Turkey
is a gold craille, studded with diamonds.
It is kept under guird in Constantinople
and in it a dozen eulUns have been
Arnold Koch, of St. Louis, brother of
the famous Dr. Robert Koch, says that
the latter is the third of thirteen children,
the fim nice of whom wire boys, and
that he was uncommonly studious as a
toy, stujire lichens and uo?ses under
the microscope while the others were
Louisiana has the largest farm in the
world. It runs 100 miles north and south,
aad tweDtrfive miles ea9t and west. It
soat fSO.OOO te fence it. All cultivation
is done by steam power. Three men,
with cable ropes and portable engines,
plow fifty acres per day. The Southern
Pacific runs through this farm for a dia
ance of thirty-six miles.
Correspondents are taxing their de
scriptive eloquence in efforts to set forth
Ihe heau'.y of the bride of voiine, J.imes
R. Garfield. One of these enthusiasts
winds up Lis pen-picture by saving that
"she beitiLs like a star in a world of au
Stls," which 9nmehow doesn't seem to
mean much except, perhaps, beer on the
frt of the waiter.
Roe Cooiilin and Lydia Thompson
net by chance at a hotel table in Albany
lhc other week, and to the surprise of
some observers, fell to exchanging rem
iniscenccs in a very social way. Duiing
their talk the fact was developed to an
interested few that Miss Coghlin first
came to th'19 country from England when
a "girl, with Miss Thompson, playiDg a
subordinate part in a company under the
xanagement of the latter.
Secretary Wisdom s sudden death at
the banquet table at Delmonico's Thurs
day evening l ist naturally created a pro
found sensation throughout the country.
The secretary was a man of robust phys
ique and apparently vigorous health.
That the death messenger should have
come to him so suddenly, striking him
down while in the full tide of a success
ful career, in the center of festal scenes,
surrounded by a bright and brilliant com
pany, is another startling reminder of the
ancortaioty of life and the vanity of all
that poor humanity strives and struggles
Rev. Samuel Bats, of Bowling Green,
Ky., is a daisy. He not only furnishes
spiritual consolation to the souls of his
congregation, but to their bodies as well.
On Sundays he dispenses the gospel and
on week day6 sets out good old Kentucky
bourbon to his thirsty parishioners, also
cigars and tobacco. He has been making
a good thing out of this thrifty mingling
together of secular and sacred pur
suits. But he has struck a snag, in
his broad and liberal interpretation of
the command to "be all things to all
men," as recommended by St. Paul, and
left our venerable relative, Uncle Sam,
entirely out of his field of view. In sell
ing whisky he may have been violating
the divine law as interpreted by most of
the churches, and for this he has not up
to the present time been c died to ac
count. But he has also been violating
the internal revenue law of this country
in not first obtaining a license. For this
he ia called to account and now lan
quishes in jail, without any bail, and un
til he gets out bis cocgregation will go
dry seven days in the week.
Gnardlng Againat Counterfeit Hills.
The Lounger was Hitting in a notary's
office the other day when a man came in to
make An affidavit to some papers. The
notary's charge was twenty -five cento, and
the man handed him a $2 bill.
"Do you know whose picture that is?"
the notary asked in a genial tone, pointing
to the portrait on the bill.
"That's llaucock," replied the stranger.
"Is it?" The notary did not seem to be
certain atont it, and putting on his glasses
he held the bill up to the light and scanned
"Yes," he said at last. "I guess yon are
right. It is Hancock." Then the stranger
received his change and went away.
"I always do that with people I dont
Enow," said the notary to the Lounger
when the stranger had gone. "Yon see it
give m a fine chanee to see if the bill ia a
intertett." Mew xorK 'in Dune.
Oh. an elegant meerschaum pipe am I.
My couch is a velvet case complete.
And many companions round me lie
As we steadily stare at the stony utreet.
For fate's unkind, and the mootliH have flows
Since the sacred fire on my altar gleamed;
No f ;-inl have I, for I'm left alone
Along with the rest of the unredeemed.
There's a volume there, a birthday gift
That a tnoi h.?r bestowed on her only son ;
But he's loajr been out on the world adrift.
And bin parents' race ou earth te ru?
"To My Darling Boy," so the sentence eoes
You may read Inside, and she doubtlesn dreamed
Of a future bright for the lad who knows?
But the book lies here with the unredeemed.
There's a diamond ring that was often worn
By a handsome pink tip fingered belle.
And many a vow was duly sworn
When it first was placed where it looked so well
But the faithlea jade had a stony heart;
She was false when fortune frowning seemed.
So the ring went back, and their ways apart.
And the bauble's come to the unredeemed.
A petticoat yonder 'a up for sale
That has long been left for a paltry sum,
But the woman that pledged it looked so pale.
As though by weariness overcome;
She'd a Liar child, and it. tnr k.j
Her motherly heart had planned and schemed.
Till she had to come to the shop, she said;
And the garment is here with the unredeemed.
Aye, we are a m.jst mysterious crowd
Of pledg-!5, the sign of col J neglect:
Some of us once were wondrous proud.
Some of us claimed the world's respect.
Now we are ticketed, all may spy.
Time our appearance has scarred and seamed.
Never a purchaser conies to buy:
Who will iuvest iu an unredeemed
THE WEB OF LACK
lutls wfcilo aeo a voune Italian
couple who h.id come to Paris in search of
fashionable Ue became customers, of mine
iu my capacity as a broker and baiAcr.
jq e nsiand was oZ very high birth, aud
had resigned his commission na r captain
of carairy at his marriage. The wife was
very pretty, very rich and the daughter of
a great railway contractor. Their estab
lishment was luxurious, sober and serious.
me Husband used to speculate on the
Stock Exchangre, but with prudence. I met
them at Trouville. dined with them in the
winter and hunted with the count on his
grounds near Goetz. One day about two
months ago I was returnine to mv office
aiter rne last board when my clerk
stopped me and told me, with a strvnee
ioo&, that a iaiy was waitiua: to see it. A
iauy I could not guess who she was. Mv
tiers sua sne was 3'oung. elegantly dressed
-i v. , , . .
and appeared violently agitated and afraid
the nonce would come. I was .(- W
but would not let mv clerk su.sne.ct it. I
walked boldly forward and found rny
charming Italian countess. She rose qnick
ly, and, with her f yes filled with tears.
stretched out her hands to me.
Ilere you j;re at last." she said. "I
have leen here o lon I was so afraid
you would not come."
But, ni.ulaine. what is the m;..r..r?
What procures me the pleasure"
.-ae made a fv.-veri.-di "re and said in
a tense voice:
'Do not sneak listen to mv Whut 1
have to say is so terrible that if I delay au
insulin, i snail never nave the courage to
teil you. es, it is cruel, but I must speak.
Only you can save me!"
es. Do not look at nit I shall have
more force to tell you what you must be
We exchanged alarmed looks. I listened
in horror. What could t his woman, proud,
intelligent, accustomed to every situation
and protected by all possible safeguards,
have done to be placed ia so terrible a pre
dicameut? "Oh, mon Dieu'" I heard her murmur.
"IIow can I make such a confession? 1
would rather die. And yet my husband
my son! She wrung her hands, and her
convulsed features expressed the mont com
"fiut madame," I. cried with emotion
"tell me at once, since you see in me a pos
sible savior. Do not leave me in doubt.
What has happened? What have they
doue to you?"
She grew deadly pale, and from her trem
bling lips fell the avowal:
"Two hours ago at the Magasins at the
lace counter of the Paradis des Dames I
was arrested for stealing!"
"For stealing!" I repeated mechanically,
so absurd did the idea seem to me.
"Yes, for stealing a piece of lace!"
"And that piece of lace"
"Was lound on me!"
"Why, some Bhoplifter, fearing to be
caught herself, must have slipped it into
your jacket without your knowing it."
The word fell like a utone on my head. I
looked with stupefaction at this well born,
carefully nurtured girl, delicate and re
fined, who sat before me overwhelmed at
having to acknowledge that it was not by
chance that the lace was found on her per
son. "Why why" I stammered.
"Why, it was I, of course, who took it.
I stole it don't you understand?" she
cried, almost beside herself.
"Yes, I! How did it happen? I don't
know; but yet it is so.
"I had already made several purchases,
paying for them all, when 1 saw an exhi
bition of laces they had at the Alagasius.
There were some marvelously beautiful
ones, particularly a point d'Alencon, re
markably fine and high, of a royal design,
and I stopped to admire it. Seeing this
the clerk forced it on my notice, and spread
it before me, and carried away by an in
comprehensible impulse I sat down. He
unrolled it, twisted and turned it about,
showed it off against the elvet, and I, my
eyes fixed on the fine meanderings of the
harmonious design, gazed as if fascinated.
I no longer heard the honeyed and stupid
voice of the clerk; I was absorbed by the
adorable lace. My reason was nlioliahed,
nothing remained of my instinct.s, tastes
and ways, and in the vacuum of my mind
I found nothing but an intense desire 'to
possess the precious tissue. I would have
done anything to get it. I felt that I must
have it, no mutter bow, and that without
delay. The clerk talked on and on. I
heard him saying that it was an extraor
dinary bargain; that the design was unique
and would never be reproduced; that the
price was only 200 francs a yard; that last
year it would have been 2,000; that only
queens wore such lace! There seemed to
be an accent of scorn in his voice, as if he
were saying, 'Such marvels are not for an
ordinary woman like you.'
"He added, 'We have some very cheap
Valenciennes.' With a turn of his hand
he rolled up the point d'Alencon, and leav
ing it before me rummaged in the big
shelves behind him, bringing out a num
ber of very pleasing patterns, and dis
played them with as insinuating seal as
when he had been showing the master
piece which he seemed to have forgotten,
bat which I devoured, letting my eyes feast
on it constantly without being distracted
by ai ything. like a wild beast patiently
watching its prey. Just t hen he was called
by a fellow clerk, to whom he replied im
patiently, 'Don't you see that I am busy?'
'But the other insisting, after excusing
himself to me he quitted his place for a
moment. That moment sufficed me.
When he returned the piece of point
d'Alencon was beneath my jacket.
"Hi eyes seemed to me to fix themselves
on my visage with sarcastic insistence, and
the tosie of his voice changed. I noted the
difference. Had he divined that I was a
thief? He could not have seen me, as I
took the point d'Alencon from beneath all
theYaienciennes, and yet he no longer urged
me to buy, as if he were thinking: 'It isn't
worth my time. This woman is no cus
tomer. She steals.'
"An insupportable heat suffused my face,
and I suffered so that I shut my teeth so
as not to cry out. I was on the point of
throwing down t he lace on the counter and
saying, 'I only wanted to see if you would
miss it.' But then a voice rose in me cry
ing; 'But then you will no longer have the
laces which have turned you into a crimi
nal. It is impossible for you to give them
back. Tou must have them, you adore
them, t' ley are part of your flesh and blood.
It. won d be torture to tear them away
from you. N'o, no! Go. hurry away, carry
them of with vou!' And I could not re
sist. I was no longer myself. I was car
ried away by a monstrous instinct. I com
prehended Tiotli;i;g of what was gointf on
in my n addened brain, and yet I recollect
ed all the steps of my moral f.ili with
atrocious pret iion. I rose and said, 'De
cidedly you have nothing to tempt me.
"I inclined my he.nl to the clerk and
walked slowly away through the crowd,
longing that I could dare to run, so half
dead I was wiih fear. My he ut leat as if
tt would break, my legs treu:!ed. the per
spiration roiled down my fort-head, and I
tried to smite, thinking that nil the people
who M:rvi.;i ied and pushed against ir.e
h ere on l lie alert to us -ovt r rae. At that
moment, and n hen on'y tr;i st.-;. fret., the
d.xir, a ir:i-aui of r. :i..n iil.iii.itied my
brain, li was h., if ;, ,-'.r;a:u separation
me from 'he light had been suddtuly ton.
away. I saw my fond net clearly. I fell
into a horror of mysci;, and turned to
p. it back ihe piece of lace on the counter.
A second u-rror more intense than that
which had preceded evcreame me. Sup
pose that in liic iimtaiit my conscience was
saving mi from myself I should lose all by
attempting to repair my fault? No, I could
not turn I aek. I must go, I must escape
t,i ickly, but without taking the stolen
treasure, wir.hont remaining thief. I
loosened t ie lace inside my jacket and let
it tali on the floor. Instantly a voice le
hiad me h:ii1. 'Madaiae, you have lost
"I raised my t yes and stood rooted to the
spot. The rlerk who had served me was
by my side. He still smiled. I st tmirtered,
'This Is no., my bundle. 'Yes, pardon me!
it is yours. It dropped out of your jacket.'
Curious f.i. es were already gathered round.
eager for i scandal. I cried. Tor pity's
sake, not h'-re"
"The clei k understood, liowe !, ami mak
ing me walk before him. ushered me into
a corridor. A door opened. I was in the
office of an inspector. How shall I tell you
of my fright aud despair? What supplica
tion urn i n t pour out to this man who
held in his lands my honor, my life and
the future t f those dearest to me? lie list
ened coldly, and to all my prayers and
tears answered in the barshest terms:
" 'Yes, yes, we know all that. Its the
old story; we hear it every day. 1'ray be
assured th: t it no longer deceives us.
Every month thousands of francs' worth
of goods are stolen from us, and if we do
not take s-vere me.-isures we shall 1m:
ruined. Who are you, madame? Kindly
give me your name and address.'
"I crietl oi t. 'Never!'
"'Then I must give you in charge of the
commissary of police.'
" 'But your head partner take me to see
"'Impossible! That is expres.-dv forbid
den. M. Bontemps cannot lose his time
listening to t he ridiculous stories of all the
shoplifters v horn we catch. This happens
here ten tim s a day. Come, madame. de
cide. Your name and address or the police
"Then I sa'v that I could obtain nothing
from this hardened slave of duty. I could
not speak to pronounce my name, hitherto
honored, but when the inspector pushed
pen and pajer to me I wrote with one
movement what he asked for. He looked
at the signatt re, and in his eyes I read the
suspicion of a false name. And I had not
even thought that he would doubt mel In
dignantly I tb-ew out my card case and al
most flung a card in his face. He smiled
to see himself so well understood, and
bending down wreite under my name, iu
the large and regular hand of "a veteran
lieutenant, 'A treated for stealing lace.'
I felt the Mood rush to my face like a
flame, and throwing myself on the door 1
fled from the laagasin?"
Listening to this story from the lios of
its shuddering heroine made my blood run
cold. I looked at this woman, pale and
overwhelmed I y her misfortune, aud asked
myself if I were not the sport of a phan
tom. I have assisted at many touching
scenes during my financial career. Those
whom I have helped have been ungrateful,
none oi those whom 1 have refused to as
sist has killed himself, as he threatened to,
so that I am liulo inclined to soften. But
this Italian girl was so beautiful in her
distress and abandoned herself with such
sincerity that 1 warmed in her cause a:id
shared in her despair.
hat did I lo when out of doors?" she
said. "I felt that I had utterlv th rnrn
myself away. I should not have vielded.
That man could not have given me up to
the police, uud if he had the commissary
wouiu nave listened, and if not ha, then
the prefect. Those men have power, have
they not? The;.- can take it upon them
selves to save the honor of a familv. nr
else what is nuthority worth? Oh, if 1
Had been led into bis presence I should
have found wortls 1 should have thrown
myself at his feet he would have saved
me. Whereas i ow now there exists in
the hands of a living being a material, in-
lamous, ignomiiious proof of my guilt,
which may some day reveal what I have
done. I saw the Seine before me as I
thought of this, and the desire to throw
myself into the river came into my mind.
I repulsed it with horror, not from the fear
of death, but fnm disgust at the scan
dal which such au ignoble end would
raise. I hastened awny through the Tui-
lenes garden, tn Iking aloud to myself.
weeping and so wild looking that every
one turned to loo at me. At the Rue de
Rivoli I took a carriage to go home, but
on the way the impossibility of facing my
husband came upon me so strongly that I
shuddered. To wl om could Iturn? I have
no friends or relat ions here; my father is in
Italy. When the carriage passed before
your door the sight of your name was like
a message from heaven. I remembered
your kindness, the delicacy of your char
acter, the exceptional probity of your repu
tation what more can I say? I came here
tOonetaaes on Pif-a page )
An Interesting Situation
Is suges-ted in the picture below.
But then yon must know that Captain
King is given to introducing all sorts
of interesting sitnatioris all
through his 6torie3.
We are about to publish
"m ARMY PORTIA,"
One of the Captain's latrst and host se
rials. It is probably not neeeswiry
for us to snggwt that
You Should Not Fail to Read
To M-rve and Carve a I. of Mutton.
A leg r.f mutton .houM always lie brought
to the table oa its ba.-k, with the "handle"
or knuckle to t!:e ri.'ht of the carve- Cut
rros.-,v. i.-, lH--in:;i!i c abnost in the tp.idJla,
b;;t a li:t ie nearer the knuckle t!mn the
tail. I'ut tl.i. .; its t-iward the rii.t i.ntij
you cfiiiie t the 1,-iiie, pr..-e:tlin in the
samp way ..:; t.ie other side. If joi. are
Bt inlying economy use the lev juicy (dice
ear the Ume wkile hot, a the thicker
dices are much letter to lie wanned over
or eateu C'lld. Cor. New York World.
Mexico celebrates ou the r.th of May the
Jiunivervary of u great victory over the in
vading French army, and most of tLe
other Amrirnn rcpuM.r observe the aa
nivcrsari. of important ev?c?.3 in their
A Partial Ilrrorm.
iv, Vt'i"u Kill.
"Gnvn up sjnokin.:"
"No; given up your ci--:rs." N. w
Hi-. Word SatUcicnt.
B author) Wait n iiiinate,
r.id y.i .-:.. youthep:-.' .'s..f -,,iy novel.
(;..r Xo, no! I .i-m't w ;":;t any
iT-M.s. Yot:r word is e:i--:. p rk.
If Tear uoota ia oa lire
You put water on the bumiris timbers
not on the smoke. Aud if you have
catarrh you should attack the disease in
the blood, not in the no.c. Remove the
impure cause, and the local effect tub
sides. To do this, take Hood's Sarsapa
rilla, the greit blood purifier, which radi
cally and permanently cures catarrh. It
glso strengthens the nerves. Be sure to
aet only Hood's Sarsaparilla.
HOW IS YOUR CHILD?
Swift's Specific is the great
developer, of delicate child
ren. It regulates the secre
tions; it stimulates the skin to
healthy action, and assist
nature in development.
There is no tonic for child
ren equal to
Send for our treatise on Elood and
Swur bi-kciKic Co., Atlanta, Ga.
FROM l. OJ
SELECT FRUITS?: f
HOCK ISLAND. I'f H
A8K TOUB GROCEE FOB IT.
HENRY C. SCHAFFEB,
SOFT AND HAKD
Offloe 1431 Secoad a venae, ootacr Fifteenth at .
Telephone V. lUfc
Great Clearing Sale
February 2d to
Will e'v out Urce line of Bed Raoa nd Parlor Sets at coat. alM a (real ti- i , f o:S
Chalra wil be aold cheap.
ISgPDo net fail to miea this opportunity.
W. S. HOLBROOK,
No. 103, 105 and 107 East Second St.,
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Xinroe-
v IPTTIMIIFS, ZlSTAJIJIS, &C,
Baxter Banner Cook.nj &ni netting Stoves and the Geneteo Cooking 6tovr.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1503 bECOND -1VE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
TIIS VTELL KSOWJf
iVl erchant Tailor
Star Block, Opposite Harper House.
' h rurfh.a-d for I he
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A lar rand fior stork thin evr. Then ;ock1 wi:i arrive in afrw daja. Wait aadvpc tfc-a.
1KOORTJRATD USDEH THE THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from x. a. to 4 p. and vtnrday.'avenlnfa f ran TUB a'cteck.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned on Personal. Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
K. P. RXYSOLDS. Praa. f C. DSXKMANJf. Vica-Pra. J. JL BCPOSD. Caal-rr.
P. L. Mitchell, B P. ReraoMa, T. C. Denkaaan. Joha Ombanri. C. f . Lvade.
J. J. Bcjnera. L. fun on, K. W. Banc J. X. Baiord.
Jnoi Bcarr, bolxuiora.
HP" Will bejrlB bndiTM-M Ji'.j i. is, aad wUl occapv baak.&c reoa vUfc atttcb3 A Lr
ontU sew bank ia eampleted.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Ta-fBty-ihird rtreet aad Pounh aveaae.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Ttiia hoaae haa juatben r-Urd throajhoul aad ia now ia A N 1 raad U99. It U a srt-c:a
$1 0 per day nooaa aad a dealrable fast! hneL
0". lv. CHEISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAjroricnjaiB or cbacxxrb asd biicviti.
Ask joar OrKer for tbem. The j are belt
fcrf-Speclaltia.; TT C hriaty "0IITBB- aad the CbrW.j "1 ini"
ROCK ISLAiiP, ILL.
SEIYERS cfe ANDERSON,
Contractors and. Builders,
ALL KINDS OF CARPENTER WORE DC2T2.
tVOeneral Jobbing doae oa abort aoUca aad aatWactloe caarantaed.
OfUce anJ Shop 1412 Fourth Avecut ROCK ISLAND ILL.
SO.l roartk Aveaae, Dealer la
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
School Book, Scbocl Sappliea, TableU, XUu. Bte.
. NICOLAI JUHL,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
She earaar Twaaty-aacaod itiwt aad Haatt braaaa. BMiAaacf SH
v- ..Ttuaiaaatb araaaa.
fTiM praparai te aaake aafiaMtoa aa4 e all kftsAa of Caryeater wetfc.' QIT alaa irtaL
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