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THE A S. TUESOAV, JULY 18,1893.
Published Daily and Weekly at 16M Second
Avenue, Bock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter,
Tbm Dally 60c per month; Wesitiy W.UO
parauam; Id advance fl .50-
J1 communications of a critical or argumenu
T character, political or religions, most hae
real same attached- for publication. No each
articles will be printed over fictitious signature .
&eojnnoai communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
In B-x-.fc Island county.
Tl'ESDAV, JlTLT 18, 1893.
A government expermental bor
ing in Prussian Silesia is still pro
gressing, although it has already
reached a depth of a mile and aquar
ter. This is the kind of verses that are
read in Peoria school exhibitions:
"Go my son, aud shut the shutter"
This I heard a u.other utter;
"Shutters shut," the boy did mutter,
I can't shut It any shutter."
Qi'een" Elizabeth's own prayer
book which she used to hang from
her girdle by means of two rings in
the top of it, was sold at auction in
London last month. The British
museum tried to buy it, but was
overbid by a collector w ho paid $6,-
000 for it. The binding i in sold
" The t. Louis Chronicle says:
The drmocratic national platform
pledges the party now responsible
Jor administration to repeal the
Sherman act for the free coinage of
gold and silver on equal terms.
When- that is done there will be no
more stringency and if less is done
the earth will be wiped up with the
A man up in Green county, Min
nesota, every time he gets full, pays
a year's subscription to the local pa
per. He's paid up to 1937 already.
That man believes in contributing
to the two extremes in moral sua
sion. Would that some of our Rock
Island friends who are alllicted with
the shortcoming Hrst mentioned
would be simultaneously attacked by
the mania which seized" the Minne
l'armers Favor Rcpral.
Prime's crop bureau has collected
opinions from prominent farmers of
the land on the Sherman silver bill.
IThe inquiries were sent out only to
representative millers, elevator men,
and farmers, most of whom are the
Tegular correspondents of the bureau.
Many of the answers received were
from farmers who have been person
ally known to Mr. Prime since the
inauguration of his bureau of crop
Teports. The report is so overwhelm
ingly in favor of the repeal of the
Sherman silver law that no comment
ib necessary. The question, "Are
you in favor of the repeal of the
Sherman silver law?"' received au
Bwers as follows:
States. F.ivor. Opposed
Illinois tit S
Iowa Mi 10
Kansas 78 it
Nebraska 84 H
Missouri T-l 14
Indiana 70 16
Ohio 5s 1
Michisrin 2 S
M inneso a 4
Wisconsin as 2
Dakota lti 2
Total ens 14
Grand total. "1)1.
Oar OiiipHt Town.
Poor old St. Augustine! Sho may
Btill lay claim to a penial winter
climate and to a beautiful locution;
but the day when she shall pain no
toriety and shekels by claiming to bo
the oldest town in Uncle Sam's do
main has probably passed. Tucson,
Ariz., has come to the front, not only
with a counter claim, but with tho
proof of her greater ago proof that
seems to leave "no hine nor loon to
han? a doubt on." St. Aug-ustino
has claimed to have been founded by
Mclcudez in 1.M3, but after patiently
hunting for it for 30 ) years Tucson
has found in the old church of San
Xavier del Bac the original charter
isHued to tho pueblo of Tucson by
Ferdinand and Isabella in 1501', or
thirteen years before St. Augustine
was first heard of. Truly there's luck
in odd numbers, eVen in the dreaded
thirteen Philadelphia Record.
The Convict's Kut.
Prison Missionary Ah, you have a
pot, I see. Convict Yes this rat.
1 feeds him every day. I think more
o' that 'ore rat than any other livin'
creature. Missionary Ah! in every
man there's something of tho angel
left, if one can only find It How
came you to take such a fancy to that
rat? Convict He bit th' keeper.
ot ao liiid.
Little Dot Mamma, I was play in'
with your 4 o'clock tea set while you
was away, an' when you bring it out
lor company you'll be awfully morti-
fied. 'cause you'll think one of the
cup? has a hair in it, but it isn't a
hair. Mamma What is it. Little
. Dot It's only a crack. Good .News.
Itetter Late Thau Never!
- "Don't put off until tomorrow what
ean and should be done today," is
wise. ' If you have never used Sozo
lont for your teeth, make a bee-line
for the druggist and get a bottle and
begin to use it at once. "Verb.
A CROWING HEN.
Mr. Gooc enough rresents m Singular
Fowl u the New York Menagerie.
There vill be no more late morning"
naps for j eople who live in the vicinity
f the New York zoo for a crowing1
hen has just been added to Director
Smith's collection of fowls. This won
derful fre ik of nature Was brought to
the zoo by its owner, Mr. William R.
Goodenau jh, of Greenpoint, L. I.
It came originally from Old Chatham,
Columbia county, N. Y. Mr. Good
enough's brother John was its god
father. The fowl is a hen, and yet
not a hen. It's a cock, and yet not a
cock. It t ackles like a hen, is built
like a hen and acts like one.
Like a hen, it would lay eggs if it
could, and many a time Farmer Good
enough his seen this fowl lay for
hours and then imagine 4hat ft had
laid an egv, just jump off the nest and
cackle. Many times in its excitement
it would get its cackle and crow mixed
np in such a complicated manner that
it was som s time before it could re
cover its breath and straighten out
Then aguin, every morning for the
last six r ion t lis it has invariably
jumped UTon Mr. Goodenough's. window-sill
and crowed sleep away. It
has one poruliaritj'more singular than
the rest It shuns all hen society. If
it sees a he n coming it runs, and if a
cock struts np it flies away.
Then aga in, it is a pet and followed
Mr. Goodcr ougn all about his yard and
into the house, and no matter where
this gentleman happened to be he
could alwavs call his freak to him by
whistling. Mr. Goodenough said that
he was on top of the woodshed when
he heard it cackle and then crow be
low. Itlceat it tip until he went to
her and took the fowl above with him.
The bird is a species of the Plymouth
Rock, and has a fine, resonant tenor
A TOUCH OF NATURE.
Detective O'Connor Gets a Situation for
th Man He Clnbbed.
Detective John O'Connor of Xcw
York was pitrolling West street, near
Dcbrosscs, one Sunday evening several
months ago Standing on the corner,
in coatless contentment, stood Tom
Brennan, a longshoreman emnlovcd at
the Savanni h steamship wharves. One '
of a nnmb'T of votinpr fellows, bent I
- , T"T s - I
on having tome sport with r.rennan, j
borrowed his c'.ay pipe to light a cigar
ette and then deliberately dropped it
Brennan became very angry and used
such abusive language that Po'.iceman
O'Connor was compelled to arrest him.
Brennan made a sharp fight against
the officer, and was quieted only when
he had been severely clubbed. O'Con
nor also showed the effects of the
severe tussla he had been through.
Next day when Brennan appeared in
the Tombs police court his head and
face were al nost hidden by bandages,
lie was discharged.
His injuri ;s kept him at home for
some time, end he had boen at work
only a few Cays when he broke his
leg. While limping around, after
two months of confinement to the
h'.-iise, he rec ently met the officer who
had arrested him, and entered into con
versation wi'.h him. Brennan said that
he Reserved the rough handling he)
had retiree , for he had been in the
wrong. Hit officer learned that ill
luck had pursued the poor fellow and
that he was almost starving, as he was
unable to do any heavy work on the
docks. O'Connor was touched by the
story, and nfter several days glad
dened the heart of the man who had
given him such a hard fight by secur
ing an easy jab for him at the old Do
THE CHAMPION EATER.
He Wasted Away In a Williamsburg
A bigger eater than was Franz
Fried rich, wl o died in St Catharine's
hospital in Williamsburg the other
night, it was probably hard to find
anywhere. On account of his enor
mous appetite Friedrich's friends
nicknamed 1 im professor. He was
about 50 yeirs old. About twenty
years ago he came into prominence by
offering to wager anybody that he
could eat five pounds of food at one
sitting. His wager was taken up and
he won. Then he blossomed out as
the champion eater of Williamsburg.
It is said that his greatest feast was
a few years :ij, when he. ate a big
boiled gr.oso, five pounds of frankfur
ters, one pnutid of Swiss clieesi?, a loaf
of rye brc.id s:nd drank about two gal
lons of boer at a bail. At Easter
time, a fmv years a to, Friei'.rieh, it is
paid, ate fifty eggs in one hour on a
wager. He did otliT remarkable feats
and made considerable money. When
he was takeu ill a few months ago he
turned the sc: les at 300 pounds. Dur
ing his illnes he wasted away, and at
his death wei;rhed only a little more
than 150 poun Is.
Threading u Jair Through a Walnut.
To pass a lair through a walnut
wRhout borin r a hole seems an im
possibility, bit the feat has often
been done. The hull of the walnut
when examined with a strong glass,
is seen to h we innumerable small
openings, som) of which lead entirely
through the n it. The trick consists
in using a very fine hair and an infinite
amount of patience. Tass the hair
into one of these minute crevices and
nrge it gently along. Sometimes it
will appear on the other side at the
first trial, but if it comes out at the
hundred and first you will be very
An Italian Climate In Kngrland.
The denizers of the Southwest
c4ast of En? and are claiming for
thyir climate all the charms of the
RiVera. The thermometer at Fal
moth only fcl : as low as thirty-two
degrees on one day during the past
tvintj, while the air was at times
keen aud ,nipp ng both in Naples and
Sicily. Flovrs bloom there con
stantly aSid only vorv old neoDle diet
STORY O? GENERAL SHERMAN
Singular Interview at Jackson, Missis
sippi. Yes, Joseph EL Johnston had
crossed Pearl river on his retreat to
the East, and ii was knows" that
Sherman would evacuate Jackson and
pursue him as soon as possible, 6ays
t le Sunny South. With great diffi
culty I had secured from the federal
authorities the assurance that my
cotton factory would not bo burned.
But on the night when the evacua
tion was in progress I learned from
reliable sources that a change had
been made in the orders and that the
torch was likely to be applied to the
property at any moment
1 resolved to seek an immediate
interview with General Sherman him
self entertaining, however, but
6lender hopes especially at such an
untimely hour, for it was past mid
night of reaching the presence of
the federal chief. 'I had little trouble
of ascertaining that his headquarters
were in the residence in West
Jackson, and before many minutes
had passed I was at the front gate of
"the place, where, to my great sur
prise, I found no guards to check my
progress. The house was quiet and
unlighted, so far as I could discern.
Somewhat puzzled I paused for a
minute or two and said to myself:
"Surely this is not the headquarters
of a great United States army.'"
But seeing no one to inquire of I
opened the gate, went up to the house
and on to the porch. For some min
utes I stood there listening, but I
heard no sound within nor was there
any guard to challenge my intrusion.
Through a shaded transom I caught
the reflection of a light I tried the
hall door, found it ajar, pushed it
open and s-topped insida The place
was isilent there was nothing to in
dicate occupancy by the military.
I have come to the wrong house,"
I said. liut observing that a dim
light was reflected through the half
open door of a room opening into the
hall, I advanced and enteied the
apartment It had but a single occu
pant, lie was sleeping upon a lounge
and my bteps aroused him. He turned
over and looked at me,
"What do you want?" he demanded.
I want to see General W. T. Sher
Fm General Sherman. What do
I explained as briefly as possible,
He said shortly in substance that his
orders were to spare the factory
that they would bo obeyed. Ho said
that he wanted to go to sleep. He
stretched himself and shut his eyes,
and 1 walked out and returned up
town. A few hours later the factory
was in ashes.
And you say that General Sherman
had no body guards?"
I say that I entered his bed room
and left it without being challenged.
In fact, without meeting a soul except
the general himself."
This remark-ible incident wa? told
in Green's bank, and the narrator
was Joshua Green, its founder and
An Inti odoction to the (Juren
is an honor c nferred npon only a fav red fv-w,
Bn; every lady of the land may hwc ready acct cs
to the qne?n of remedies lr. Tierce's Favorits
Prescript! in. Once known, alvvnyi a rained
fr ftid. It )romies io pos'tivcly enre every form
of wca'-nt'4 peculiar to women, atd conflims this
premise Oy a written guarantee of satlef action,
gnnran'eid lu every c s, or mency returned.
1 his rryal rcmc J i caref ul:y prepared for women
tn'y. and i's iftt :ienry la vonched for by count
less t appy homes and countless thousands of teg
timnni 1 . A trial will convince you th it it is in
va!ntble 1 1 correcting all irregularities and weak
ncsts for which It is designed.
Fits All fits stopped free by Dr
Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. No
fits after the first day's use. Marvel
ous cures. Treaise'and $2 trial bot
tie free to fit cases. Send to Dr?
Kline, 931 Arch street, Philadelphia
Pa For sale by all druggists; call
rt-Jl. Ceadaebeasd teHcraaU tbo tron ulna ;.,-?-fiat
to a bilious etato of tho cy3tpni; sucl'. '. -
t'l i:Uness, Xause Di owfincoS. Uiatrest rM
-r.ting, J'uin in tho S'.do. Arc. Vailo theirri. :i
r2ax:alle succetis liod been ebown iu cuoi:-
."Mflacha, yet Carter's litiig Liver TIKs a;n
1 urtliy valu&blo in Conatit -stlon, curing aud rn
vi-utiug thiRannryinKConiplaiat.-while they i.U3
ccrrectilldisord.?rof thoEtomacUtiiuulnto th
liver and regulate the bowela. Even it tboy oal j
tUI2U fa rS wvrfw
Acl etney woaldbo almost prlcelosatolTioflew
prJ.'ur from thi-j distressing complaint; but for ai
luliy thcirgooduwsdo8 no,end h.TeiTid thci
rb) onco try them will find theso litlle pil Ls vu! i
r.tiio in so T..nny ways that they will not bo wl!
iUi? to do without them. But after alleick heac
Is the bane of so many lives that bora 2a vc hero
' we make our great boast OorpUlscureitwhih)
Others do not.
Carter'a Little Liver Plils ara very small anJ
very easy to take. One or two rills mc kea ('.oco.
Ibey are strictly vegetable and do eo. eripo or
pnme, but by their gentle action plsotf ail who
twetnem. Inviolsat'-'Scents; tviftt Soii
by drugyista erexywiiere, cr i-r.'. vr .iS,
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m tt" van on?r '
House Raising and Moving-
sinj brick buildings especially
Address E- A- ROUNDS.
1515 Seventh Avenue, Box 121
fcS ESI I I 5 I E
The Nervous System the Seat
of Lifeand Mind. Recent
No mystery has ever compared with thrt of
human life, Itbasbeca the lenain subject
ti pruiessioniu resparcn ana siuuy In ail ace.
But notwithstanding this fact it. In uot enn--
that the sent
of life i loca
ted in tho up
per part of the
near tho bnsa
of the brain,
and so sensi
tive Id this
portion of the
tem that even
the prick of a
TJcNJnt discoveries havftdnmonstratpd that.
al'. tan it;uns of tho body are under tho con
trol of the nerve ceulers, located In or near
mo d.iso or tuo Drain, una th.-tt when these aro
dcranirel tliooriuns which tliev t-upply with
norve HuH nro also deranirod. When it Is re
niembereil that a serious Injury to the spinal
cv.-J wiilcaue paralysis of tho body below
t'le injure I point, because the uervo force is
pr.co:iied by Hio Injury from reaching tho
ii :..ii c'u p;riioii, ii- win ijo unuersToo! now
io ilranzuaient of the nerve centers will
c iu m ihoderaiiRcment of tho various organs
w'H -t they su;iply wilh nerve foroe.
T vo-thirl-tof clironid diseases are duo to
t.ie I'liperrwi nition of the nerve centers at
heb:iseof tho brain, not from n. (Iirunim.
tii -Tt primarily orininnting in tho orsanlt-
soii. tuo ureas nnsiaKo ot phvicians lq
tre t: in? those diseases is th it they treat tho
or'tii rather than the norvo centers which
ai-a tii3 cause of llio troulile.
Dil Krankmh Miles, tho celebrated spe
cialist.liiis profoundly studied this subject for
over i) years, and h:i3 made many important
discoveries in connection with it, chief amom?
tliem boin? the facts contained in the above
statement, and that the ordinary methods of
trataientaro wronp. All headache, dizzi
ness, dullness contusion, pressure, blues
mini a, melancholy, insanity, epilepsy, tt,
Vitus dance, etc., ars nervous diseases no
matter how caused. Tho wonderful success of
lr. Miles' Restorative Nervine is due to the
f act that it is based on the forosoin? principle.
Dn. Mii.es' Restorative Kekvixe is sold by
all dru jiristson apo-iitive cu:ira;i:ce, or sent
direct by Dr. Mills Medical, Co.. Elkhart,
ln.l.. on receipt of price, f-1 . er b ttle. six
b r!cs for &i, express pr-Np iid. It contains
iiji-lior op:au:sno7 fi n 'crous drugs.
Corner Cottaja Grove vcnne n l Stxty-foaith
street. Only 5 minutes from world's fair.
Superior dining locm; elevated ral'road.
yow open. Rates moderate Eur.'pean.
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Broadway, Cor. Prince St., 'ew York City.
Refitted and wnovarcd nndor nrw msnsjenicnt,
on the Europem pi- n.
ll-tom rates Si a day and npwrtril.
Reitanrant equal io the beft in the city at mod
era: e rate.
Mreet -:irg from all H. R. ?Taiion and steam
b at and ferry laiidmgf pa? s the dwr.
HILDRETn 4 ALLEN, Pnp's.
World's Fair. Chicago.
naja4 CalcmPt Avenne and 2th Stmet.
fifl I pi s Fireproof; 24 nwu; near Fair
w 1 a. tm Oroundn; bathf on every floor.
B. An AMM merican and Kuntpean plans.
P B R R O 6 T ' to B a day. First-class family
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he PULLMAN HOTEL
SDth St. and Wabhincrton Ave.
Three blocks from main entrance.
Best of R. R. and street car service.
First-class cafe. Ratesl to $20 per
uereoo. Write foe circular.
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Merchant -:- Tailor,
119 Eighteenth Stive t.
JBrSf-Fit and Workmanship Guar
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Cleaning ad Repairing Done.
Wto'tcsale Dealer and Importer of
Wines and Liquors.
1016 nd 1C18 Third Av
Washes every thicg ijvm a tine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace enrtaina a specialty,
No. 1724 THIHI AVE
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
: Telephone o. 1214
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Roek Island Savings Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 3 p. in., and Saturday evenings fro 7 to 8 o'clccx.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Personal
lateral or Real Estate security.
P.L.XITCHELl,Pre8-t. F. C. DEXKMANN, Vice Prcs't. J M BCFORP.
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Denkirann, John Crnbanph, Phil Mitchell. H.P Hull L !t
E. W. Hnret, J. M. Buford, John Volk. ' '
Began business jAy 8, ltW, and ocenpy the
' DEALER IN
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents Fine fshoes a Specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A nare of ronr patronage respectfully elicited.
U i. Hudson.
All kinds of Carpentering
luraisuea wnen aesrrea.
Shop cor. First ave ard Weventeentb Rock Island.
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
AJ' kinds of brass, brcnM and aluminum bionre casting, all shades atd umpec 1
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
SBcr t D OrriCB-At lSll First avenue, tirsr Ferry lacdicp. . rCCK tl AM
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1601 Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth Street, - Opposite Bsri er'e Thtstr.
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C. J. W.
1121 1123 Fourth avetue. Residence 1119 Fi.utlh avenue.
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