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I HE AKGUS WEDNESDAY, MAY l5, 1892
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
THE DEAD MAN'S STORY.
The Story of a. Crime Whose Punish
ment VTaw Not of Men.
The first sensations of the murderer were
tf a vacue, dreamy sort. He realized inde
scribable relief to think that he had got
rid of the body; he thought of the rivet
and how the river would tell no tales; and
how the corpse, sewed up in a carpet sack,
had sunk like a stone in the night; and of
his stealthy retreat, under the hazy glam
our of the sickly river lights and then his
fancies suddenly took a wider range, and
he thought not of the dead, but of the liv
ing, that is to say, of himself and of his
Thus the first night wore slowly away,
and when the morning came and the gold
en water of the new day began to dance
upon the wall he was still there, frozen
into that oblivion that waits on one whose
conscience is his own accuser, and for
whom this world offers peace no more.
Days dragged along, and by and by the
sensation of the atrocious murder gradu
ally lost its relish for the daily papers; in
the mail whirl of big New York it was for
gotten swallowed up by some new nine
As for Sidney Lafarge, he had evaded
arrest, and as time wore on he gradually
learned to look upon himself as safe from
the vengeance of the law.
Still, who was that old man who always
kept Lafarge insight? The day he first
saw the shadow on his track be concluded
at once that he was safe now only in mix
ing with Uie crowd, lie wandered up and
liown the Bowery. He crossed to Central
park, then back againj to the river, and so
on, hour after hour, until night replaced
the waning day, and then he found that he
had moved in a gret circle and that his
starting point had(been his journey's end.
The detective did not come back that
next day following, but he did return the
next night. He was an old man with a
gray beard and furtive glances, such as
stamped him as an export thief catcher.
This shadow Lafarge struggled iu vain to
avoid. Now and again he would evade
the sleuth, bnt usually the hist restless
glance that lafuree cast over his shoulder
as he started into his dark hallway, in the
evening after a long day's wandering up
and down the streets of the great "ejty,
would rest m the watchful presence of
the mysterious stranger.
That last night Lafarge was sitting in
his room, lost in the dull smoke dream of
one who is always thinking of some haunt
ing, secret sorrow. He was saving to him
self: "I must escape. Tomorrow I shall take
passage as a stowaway on an 1 last India
liner. Then this town shall know me no
He started to his feet, a startled cry of
terror trembling from his lij..
There, in the twilight of the little room,
before Sidney Ijifarge. stood the man who
had been on his trail.
With a wild cry of despair L-ifarge
sprang from his seat and made a desperate
lunge at the detect ive's throat.
There was a crash of glass, and Sidney
Lftfarge's hands were sopped with blood. "
He had seen and sprung at his ow n reflec
tion in the mirror, fur the old man was but
the presentment of his former self, wasted
away and transformed in a single niyht,
and as the result of a night's crime. trans
formed by the spell of an avenging con
science, whose power would haunt" ami
hold as long as wretched life endured, and
only to be broken at bust when death
freezes the strings of the haunted heart in
the mute and tongueless silence of another
and an unknown world.
"He was only a fool," said the coroner
the next morning, as he lighted his cigar:
"he was only a drunken fool, boys, and he
must have cut his throat while he had an
attack of the jim-jams, for I see that the
last thing he did was to smash the big
looking glass in his room."
Some of them laughed, and some of them
scowled. IJy and by, while they were
drinking, the van drove up for potter's
And none shall ever know. John Hu
bert Greusel in New York liecorder.
Society in Three Cities.
"I had rather a unique experience the
first year I was in sm-ietj-," said a San
Francisco girl, "for I 'came out' in New
York, IJerlin. and afterward in London,
and I am obliged to say that I found more
kindliness and real courtesy in Germany
than anywhere else, although many of the
customs struck me as very curious. A
stranger in either London or New York
has a hard time of it iu society unless she is
exceptionally gifted with beauty or money;
but in Germany every one is at least wel
comed with cordiality, and the habit of
universal introductions puts one at one's
ease at once. Coming straight from New
York, where I must confess I had been re
ceived, if not with rudeness, at least with
the most uncomplimentary indifference,
tbe contrast was most striking.
"The evening after my arrival I attended
a little gathering where there was some
dancing and more conversation; and to my
surprise and gratification every man in tbe
room asked to be presented to me. This
was indeed a pleasant change from New
York, where I have felt myself forlorn and
an alien; and I was none tbe less pleased
with the kindly young officers to learn
that these marks of civility were not per
sonal at all, being merely the usual way of
welcoming a stranger." New York Trib
une, Conversation May Be Cultivated.
Most of us have a fair flow of ideas and
an adequate command of language, and
bence ought to be able to contribute some
thing to the conversational fund. If we
cannot be either witty or brilliant, we can
at least please, and probably edify. Though
the faculty of conversation is to a great ex
tent an endowment, it can be very much
cultivated. Kate Field's Washington.
Patrick Kit7nnt.Hr.lr iro. lionm .. f
burjj for the murder of Samuel Early.
By a decree of the king of Belgium par
liament is dissolved. Ami th. rn , t will
now vote on the proposed constitutional
The Peonlp's nurrv ia
I -J VI6I.UI1.I1 I 11
North Carolina and its organizers have
resolved that the man for nro.i, lo.it ic T.
A mettoric stone shnnprl lit a n tw j v...
9 inches in riiniPnortna nunr.tvota.1
roof aud second floor and stuck in the
nrst noor ceiling of a Chicago house.
illiai 1 II. Vanderbilt ol.lovt.
Cornelius Vanderbi';, is dead of typhoid
fever. Ha was a. Yh'ia stiuinnf i
junior class and was liked by all who
Governor Boine nftpr innvinn !.
damage done by the flood at Sioux City,
put the 1 ss at fatO.OtO with 1,000 fami-
uuiuc foa kiiu nsr.s a a ior me sunerers
from the general public of the state.
The decision acainst Stonlian T."1 cv
man, manager of three Buffalo elevato-
lompanies, wno was charged with grand
larceny at d sentenced to five years' im
prisonmet t, has beeu affirmed by the New
1 ors couit or appeals.
'"Old Juc k." an emnlove nf Siin. jtv v..
gass, of I'ittsburg, whose store was burn
ed recentl'-. was sunnnsnl tr rmv ,..-:v,..
in the flames and a body believed to be
his found. "Old Jack" has made his ap
pcnrance Uye and well.
rs. or 411 11. jMiaw, or .Muivale.a Pitts
burg suburb, iumned off a hrirt ir,t
Allegheny with . suicidal intent. Her
clothes retimed enough air to support her
for a onarter of n. m i In -hn n-uc
cued, but v ill probably die from shock and
The Nati mal Millers' anchu;, ma ;n
session at Chicago with a meagre attend
ance. The feelimr relstivc t tv... iiv.
option bill seemed about equally divided
iuraiui agnnst. . m. Saunderson, of
Milwaukee. Was pWtprt nrwi.1..nf o,.A l,
association adjourned sine die.
J he reigning family of Denmark is hav
ing a "royal good time" celebrating the
K'"ucii needing ol the king and oueen.
The empress of Russia. Prinno rf w .,,
with the j riucess and several of their
children are at Copenhagen with numer
ous other royalties, and the gifts are sim
Commercial Agent Smith, at Mayence,
reports to tl e United States state depart
ment that it is proven from returns of
the Prussi.- n income tax that the work
ing population -of that country have l ad
decided iiicrja.se in wages since ISTti, part
ly counterb) lanced by enhanced prices of
the necessaries of life.
Lynching has got down to a fine point
in some pi.rts of the countrv. An old
negro worki.ig 0:1 Colonel Phillips' plan
tation, on Isiand de Siar.l, La., killed the
manager, S. C. Hrigham; he then went to
Colonel Phillips, told what he had done
and asked to be hanged. Colonel Phillips
alone performed the office at once, al
though it is lielieved the negro was insane.
A Han-per on the Kiijoymrnt.
San Fkanusco, May 25. The National
Editorial association took a trip around
the bay yesterday, accompanied by Gov.
Markham, ai.d other state officials. Just
as Gov. Markham and staff were boarding
tlte vessel, the first shot of a salute blew- olt
the hand ai d part of the arm of C. F.
Wells, the at- tilery man who had rammed
home the charge.
Mui leier by Itnrgiarg.
JACKSON", C.a., May i",. Capt. J. A.
Sloane, SI years old, one of McDonough's
most respectel citizens, and father of ex
Congressman Andrew Sloane, of Savan
nah, was murdered Sunday night by
burglars. The robbers secured about $1,
COO. Lynchers are scouring the woods for
Tension Hill I avorably Reported.
Washington, May 25. The bill intro
duced by Pickler of South Dakota giving
the right to claimants for back pay
bounty, pensions or other claims arising
by virtue of military service, to examine
and inspect papers relating totheirclaims,
with a few 1 lodifications was yesterday
favorably acted upon by the house com
mittee on iuvaad pensions.
. . Even the Dog Likes Ornament.
Have you ever noticed what a difference
there is in the actions of a dog after it has
bad put about its neck a collar or a ribbon?
How proudly it struts and how it wants
every one of its friends to notice the anus
men tf Jewtler's Bevier-
Fort M ayne Gets the Club.
CoLlMBIS, O., May 25. For several
days the clubs of the Western league have
been voting ori the question of whether
Denver or Fort. Wayne, Ind., should get
the St. Puul franchise. The votes were
sent by wire to President G. A. Williams.
Kansas City cast the deciding vote yester
day. Fort Wayne gets it.
11 aoj Vvili Ituu Again.
Washington-, May 25. Congressman
Busey yesterday wired his acceptance of
the nomination for congress in his dis
trict. Brilliant Guess.
It is my lo: to teach literature in a
girls' class, writes a Companion corre
spondent. WV were ; Btndying Gray's
"Elegy," and tad lingered long over the
Some village Hampden, that with dauntless
The little tyrant of his fields withstood.
Some mate intlot ious Milton here may rest.
Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's
"What is tht meaning of the second
line?" I asked.
. " 'The little tyrant of his fields,' " I
added wheedlii civ. bnt the crirls onlv
wrinkled their lirows in thought.
At last one t f them, a bland, brain
less, amiable "ueauty, lifted her big
brown eyes to nine and quavered ten
tatively, ','The potato bug?" Youth's
Applications, tre 2,802 proposed new
buildings, of an estimated cost of $56,101,
(81 were made ir New York city during
189L -For altera). ions the estimated ex
penditure was t7,H53L ..-
The Pronunciation of "Girl."
There are certain words in the pronun
ciation of which people differ strangely.
Perhaps the most common of these
words is "girl." In verse she is made to
rhyme with curl, pearl, and belted earl
those articles seem naturally to lielong to
her. And without regard to the exigen
cies of rhyme she is often so pronounced.
Others besides Sambo t urn her into "gal."
We knew an officer in t he Indian army, a
man of education and refinement, who" in
variably did so. Even from the lips of
that prince of culture, Walter Savage Lan
dor, the word came with that sound.
Then there are Mrs. Poyser's "gell," the
"gy-url" of melodrama, and various other
modifications, all ot which goto prove that
girl as she is pronounced is almost as
much of an enigma as the fair creature
herself. lxmdon Tit-Bits.
Electricity Clears l-'ofj.
It is report ed thtt the effect of an electri
cal discharge lias been so successfully ap
plied to fogs ou t he coast as to clear the
atmosphere for .1 distance of 150 feet in
every direction. It would seem that smok
ing rooms and dust clouds might be pretty
effectually cleared by this means. New
A handsome complexion is one of the
greatest charms a woman can poesass
Pozzoni's Complexion powder gives it.
There's a patent medicine
which is net a patent medicine
paradoxical as that may
sound. It's a discover)'! the
golden discovery of medical
science ! It's the medicine for
you tired, run-down, exhaust
ed, nerve - wasted men and
women ; for you sufferers from
diseases of skin or scalp, liver
or lungs it's chance is with
every one, it's season always,
because it aims to purify the
fountain of life the blood
upon which all such diseases
The medicine is Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery.
The makers of it have
enough confidence in it to
sell it on trial.
That is you can get it from
your druggist, and if it doesn't
do what it's claimed to do, vou
can get your money back,
every cevt of it.
That's what its makers call
taking the lisc of their words.
Tiny, little,, sugar - coated
granules, are what Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Pellets are. The best
Liver Pills ever invented ; ac
tive, yet mild in operation;
cure sick and bilious head
aches. One a dose.
FOR SIX YEARS.
Results Like.These "Will Appra:
Regularly in Rock Island
Genuine Skill the Basis of Permanence
a3Vell as of Success.
'I now what it is to m tier from chroniccatairh,
fur that was the diseuxe I oufforrd from for the
past six yeaic" said Robert McGiropeey. who is a
n.arh ni?t in th employ of the Moline Waron Co.
"M trouble bepin with a old whirh I ncjr
lectt d. This was followed by cold after cold mini
1 neer wa without one. I had severe healache
ami puin across mv eyes. My nose aad head
v oild stop npwith a yel ow. stringv mucous,
which would crop i'.to the back ol my throat,
causingme great distri'ss iu ity sumach! 1 had
roaring or buzzing noises in my ears nd mv heir
me was impaired. I did not :eep nd would ar.se
in Ih ; morulim tired aud unrefreshed.
Robkht McGmrsKY, Moline, 111.
"I have been under treatment for catarrh for a
little over one month, and all these distressing
symptoms have disappeared, and I can heartily
recommend all similarly afflicted to take a course
of treatment. I am perfectly tatisfied with the
results in my case."
SCOTT MEDICAL. INSTITUTE.
It should take from two to three months to cure
a bad case of catarrh, although many cases hare
been entirely cured la one month. Mow Is tbe
most favorable time of the year for the treatment
of cstarrh . Pat lents troubled with catarrh tak ng
treatment under the shove conditions who are not
cured In that length of time will bs tbkateu
thereafter pbek until they ars cured.
$5.00 A MONTH-
All patients placing themselves under treatment
before Vay 1st. will be treated until cured at $i
month. This includes consultation, examina
tion, treatment and medicines for all patients and
for all diseases. Positively no more will be
charged under any circumstances during the re
mainder of thl month. This $5 card .will onlv
apply to cases applyirg for treatment during this
tpic-Airrs Catarhr, Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat,
Longs and all forms of Chronic Diseaies.no mat
ter how ton) standing. No ease taken where there
Is any doubt of a complete cure.
Special attention given to diseases of women
SCOTT MEDICAL INSTITUTE,
Office Hours 9 to 11 a. m., t to 4 p. m? to 8. p.
m . Booms S and f Kyao block, oyer Boston store,
corner Beootd and Brady streets. So office hours
THE TRAVELERS' GUIDE.
CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND A PACIFIC KAIL
way Depot corner Fifth avenoe and Thirty
flrst street, Frank H. Plummer, agent.
Council Bluffs A Minneso-1 1
taDay Sxpress I
Kansas City Day Express...
Council t luffs & Milanese- I
ta x.x--ees (
Omaha and Denver Vesti-) j
bule express )
Kansas City limited ... ...
Stuart and 1 a-alle Express
, 1:05 am 4:
'Daily. jGoing east. 40.01 ng west.
7:16 am 7:50 pm
S.44 am t
' 4:i am lu
! 1S-4.S nm O
11:48 am 8
BUKLINGTON ROTJl K- C, B. A Q. RAIL
way Depot First avenue and Sixteenth St.,
m.o. ipnng, went
TRAINS. LBATB ABMT.
ot. Lorn fc 1 press e:0 sir. 8:40 am
St. Louts Kxpress.. 7:87 pm 7:?7 pm
St. Paul Sxpress. '. 6 45 pm 7 M am
Beardstown Passenger 8:5!) pm 10:3a am
Way Freleht (Monmouth)... 8:00 an 1:50pm
sterling Passenger 7:!an 6 40 pm
St! Paul Express 5 i an 8:45 pm
Sterling Freight Il:i0ani ;0 t)ta
CHICAGO, MU.WAUKBS A ST. PAUL RAIL
way Racine A Southwestern Division De
pot Twentieth street, between First and Second
avenne, S. D. W. Holmes, agent.
Man and Kxpress
St. Paul Express
ft. A Accommodation..
Ft. A Accommodation.
1 . 10 i.Tt.
7 :85 n
11 :25 am
ROCK ISLAND A PEORIA RAILWAY DK
pot First avenue and Twentieth a'.reet. F.
H. Rockwell, Agent.
Fast Mall Express
8:15 am 7:1 5 pm
1 25 pm
MOST DIRECT ROUTE TO THE
1 Fast Express
Lv. Rock Island 8:10 am S::J0pm
Ar. Orion 8:51am 8 :04 pm
Camtiridue 9:15am 3:27pm
Gnlva 9:44 am 3:67pm
Wyomine 10:'Atam 4:85 pm
Prtnciville lu :89 am 4 -.57 pm
Peorl a 1:125 am 5:55 pm
St. Ioiiis .. .
. . E . .
.. 3:45 m
.. 4-00 pm
.. S :50 pm
..' 8:50 pm
.. 6:85 pm
..: 1:20 am
... 8:ti0 pm
.. 10:00 pm
!10 :00 pm
I 8; 15 am
i 7 :S5 am
i 7:00 am
Ar. Rock Island...
110:15 am: 4:10 pm
I 1 :30 pm: 7:30 pm
Accommodation trains leave Rork Is and at
6:00 a. m. and 6.4.. n. tn- nmvo nt PnAri. t
m. and i:30 a. m. Leave Peojia 6:00 a. m. and I
1 p. m; arrive Kock Island i.Gu p. m. asd 2;U5
All trams rnn daily except Sunday.
All passe ger trains arrive and depart Union
dotot , Peoria.
Free Chair car on Fast Express between Rock
Is'ond and Peoria, both directions.
Through tickets to all points; baggage checked
mrougo 10 aesTinatlcn.
Accom, Accoto. A"y-ni.
Lv. Rock Island 1 ft.lo m 4.00 pn , 6.21 am
Arr. Reynolds 10.2H am 5.05 pit i 7 80 am
fahle 11.00 am 5.40 pir 1 8 05 am
Acrom. cccm lAccoriT
Lv. Cable 6.20 am 19.f0 pn : 8 45 pm
Ar. Reynolds 7 00 tn 3.45 1 n 4 85 pm
" Kock Island 7.55 am a.OOpn i 5 30 pn-
G-i.-! Tkt. Agei
UNACQUAINTED WITH THE GEOGRAPHY OF TH.S COUNTRY Wilt CSTAtE
MUCH VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM A STUDY Of THIS MAP OF THE
CMcap, Boci IsM & Pacific By.,
The Direct Route to and from Chicago, Joliet, Ottawa,
Peoria, La Sails, Moline, Rock Island, in ILLINOIS;
Davenport, Muscatlns, Ottumwa. Oskaloosa, Des
Moines, Wlntersrt, Audubon, Harlan and Council
Bluffs, In IOWA ; Minneapolis and St. Paul, In MIN
NESOTA; IVatertown and Sioux Falls, in DAKOTA;
Cameron, St. Joseph and Kansas City, in MISSOURI ;
Omaha, Lincoln, Fairbury and Nelson, In NEBRASKA;
Atchison, Leavenworth, Horton, Topcka, Hutchinson.
Wichita, Belleville, Abilene, Dodge City, Caldwell, In
KANSAS; Kingfisher, El Reno aud Mlnco, in INDIAN
TERRITORY ; Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo,
in COLORADO. Traverses new areas of rich farming
and grazing lands, affording the best facilities of inter
communication to all towns and cities east and west,
northwest and southwest of Chicago and to Pacific and
VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
Leading alt competitors !n splendor of equipment,
between CHICAGO and DES MOINES, COUNCIL
BLUFFS and OMAHA, and between CHICAGO and
DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS and PUEBLO, via
KANSAS CITY and TOPEKA and via ST. JOSEPH.
First-Class Day Coaches, FREE RECLINING CHAIR
CARS, and Palace Sleepers, with Dining Car Service.
Close connections at Denver and Colorado Springs with
diverging railway lines, now forming- the new snd
TRANS-ROCKY" MOUNTAIN ROUTS
Over which superbly-equipped trains run dally
THROUGH WITHOUT CHANGE to aad from Bait
Lake City, Ogden and. Ban Fnclsco. THE BOCK
ISLAND is also the Direct ana Favorite Line to and
from Manltou. Pike's Peak and all other sanitary and
soenic resorts and dues aad mining districts in Colorado,
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
From St Joseph snd Kansas City to snd from all im
portant towns, cities and sections in Southern Nebraska,
Kansas snd the Indian Territory. Also via ALBERT
LEA ROUTE from Kansas City and Chicago to Water
town, Bionx Falis, MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL,
csnntctiong for all points north snd northwest between
tie lakes and tbe Pacific Coast.
For Tickets, Maps, Folders, or desired information
apply to any Coupon Ticket Office (a tlx United States
or Canada, or address
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Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue. .:
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of th8
PieirjOB eircl Oro;ais.
WEBER, STUYVESANT, DECKEIi BROS., WEEELnnr '
aoirii, aim; UAiur k lu.'S rlANOS
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
V A fu also of small Musical merchandise. W- have jr o;:r . r. : nya f c t
CARSE & CO,
1622 Second Ave.
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Are You Incredulous?
You say you take very
Little stock in
DON'T BLAME YOU.
We are that way
Their's lots of chaff in
Occasionally you find
GOLDEN GRAINS OF
WHEAT. As good as
Gold and better than
Wheat are the
BARGAINS we oii.r th:
Week in CLOAKS.
Weather has been mot
Unfavorable as you
Doubtless know, and
Have too large a sto:K
Which must be reducw.
Hence the VER LOW
PRICES FOR THIS
Don't Be Incredulous
114 West Second Street, Davenport.