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THE AHGUS, TUESDAY", AUGUST 1, 1893.
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Correspondence solicited from every townrhlp
I a Hick Island Conner.
Tuesday, August 1, 1893.
The Special Session of Congress.
Congress will convene in special
session next Monday. Speaker Crisp
will be reelected with little or no op
position and the standing committees
will be announced a day or two after.
There are liable to be some radical
changes in the make-up of these com
mittees. Congressman Springer
seems destined to be deposed from
the championship of ways and means.
His name has been identified with
the cumulative or progressive theory
of tariff revision. So far as the bill
itself is concerned, however, it will
be the work of President Cleveland,
Secretary Carlisle and other experts
whose advice has been solicited. It
is not the creation of one man.
There has been a careful considera
tion of all interests. This considera
tion has not beem how best to aug
ment the profit of the manufacturer
or swell the coffers of trusts, but how
best to conserve the interests of the
whole people without decisive injury
to the source of supply.
Although the tariff is the most
complicated matter to adjust, con
gress will first turn its attention to
financial legislation. From present
indications and pledges made by
members of the new house there will
be an unconditional repeal of the
Sherman silver purchase law. There
will be subsequent attempts to re
place it with sops to silver states,
but there is small doubt now that
that measure will be recanted with
out hesitation or delay.
This special assemblage of the
Fifty-third congress "Will be watched
with interest for upon what it does
depends more, perhaps, than all its
members fully realize.
Comment on Political News.
It is with extreme regret that the men
who are urgent for the reform of the
civil service read of the wholesale re
movals of fourth class postmasters which
are being made by the ready ax of
Headsman Maxwell. The feeling is just
as strong against this vicious practice as
it was against the same policy under
Clarkson, and prominent men who sup
ported Cleveland have no more charity
for the evil tinder a Democratic than tin
der a Republican administration. In
fact, the assurances which have been
given of the purpose to extend the civil
servica rules and to follow the spirit of
the civil service law makes such doings
as Maxwell's all the more exasperating.
One of the active Mugwumps of the
campaign of 1884, who has supported
Cleveland ever since, speaking today of
Maxwell's policy, said that "he ought to
be snaked out of his office." It is already
proposed to enter a formal and rigorous
public protest against this policy of re
moval for political reasons, and unless
there is a change the administration will
lose rapidly in the good will which it
voked when it was said that the claims
of office hunters would not be suffered
to Interfere with, the public business.
I " A Reprehensible Practice.
Nepotism is bad enough, but there is a
practice that has worked its way into the
government which is worse. It is nepo
tism in its most reprehensible form. It
is the practice of senators, representa
tives, cabinet officials and government
officials in general of fastening their rel
atives upon the public treasury. An ex
ample is-the United States senator whose
wife's mother, sisters and a lot bf cous
ins are all in the departments. There
are several similar cases, besides cases
of congressmen who have thrust their
relatives into the public service in a vari
ety of ways.
Cabinet officers have their sons thus
fastened upon the treasury. It is bad
enough for senators to make their rel
atives clerks to senate committees and
otherwise provide for them in document
rooms and other places, where they will
be remembered in at least one of the
numerous appropriations at the close of
the session, but the practice of coloniz
ing them iu the departments is the worst
kind of nepotism. Washington Letter.
Would Die Rather Than Testify.
Mrs. Carrie E. Welch, about 23 years
of age, entered station 2, Cambridgeport,
late Tuesday night and dropped a note
on the captain's desk. It was an an
nouncement that the writer intended to
take her life rather than testify in tho
divorce cose of her parents, which was
to be called the following day. "You
will find my body," said the note, "in
the Charles river near the Western ave
nue bridge." A policeman was sent aft
er the woman, who had hurried away,
and in a short time he overtook her and
carried her back. When they reached
the station, physicians were sent for, and
it was discovered that she had taken
poison. She was finally pronounced out
of danger and was placed in charge of
the matron of station 1 for the night,
and the next day was taken to her home.
MONEV FOR A COCOANUT.
Philip's Res. nest Reminds Mr. Grmtebar ol
Hh Own Toothful Days.
"My son Philip," said Mr. Gratebar,
"asked me this morning for 10 cents to buy
a cocoanut v ith, and that reminded me ol
the fact that some years ago I asked my fa
ther for 10 cent to buy a cocoanut with.
"Indeed I don't believe there has been a
time since cocoanuts were invented that
boya have net asked their fathers for mon
ey to buy tl en with. Up to a certain age
a boy may look upon the cocoanut with In
difference, but there comes a time in every
boy's life wl en the cocoanut becomes an
object of into rest to him, and then he goes
home and aslcs for monsv to buy one.
, "He goes bck to the fivocer's and looks
over the cocoinuts and seleyts, of course, a
big one. He holds it up to his ear and
shakes it can fully. To be good a cocoanut
must have plenty of milk in it. Then he
takes it hom; and borrows a hammer from
his mother. He goes into the kitchen and
sits down ne r the hearth. He takes out
his jackknife, and with the blade that has
been worn down nearly to a point he bores
out one of tl.e cocoanut's eyes. He tries
the milk in it with evident enjoyment, and,
when all the other children have tested it,
if any remains it is poured into a teacup,
which is set i port the kitchen table to be
drunk at leisure, but I suspect, as a matter
of fact, that this is finally thrown away.
Then, in the natural order of things, the
boy takes the hammer and lays the cocoa
nut on the henrth and cracks it, and when
the cocoanut is cracked he breaks it into
still smaller pieces. Then with a knife he
proceeds to p:ck it out, sampling it mean
while and put ting the pieces in a dish filled
with cold wat er. Pieces as nearly alike as
possible in sue, bo that there shall be no
unfair advantage, are distributed among
the other chil Iren, and the rest is saved.
"For me, ti e cocoanut age had passed.
I had seen co-soanuts, of course, year after
year in baske'-s in front of the stores, but
they were to me no longer a living issue.
But when PL ilip brought back the cocoa
nut this miming and went into the
kitchen to crack it I thought I would go
and look on. He dug out one of the eyes
quite in the usual way and sampled it, as
children have always done, and then he
handed it over to me. 'Try it,' he said,
and I did. Taen Philip gave a taste to the
other children, and then he poured the rest
of the milk i ito a teacup just as I had
seen children Jo 1 won't say exactly how
many years before and he set this cup on
the kitchen Uble just as I had done myself
and just as 1 have no doubt children have
done since co oanuts were discovered and
since kitchen tables were first made. Then
Philip proceeded to crack the cocoanut, and
when he had I roken it into pieces he picked
it out just as I had done, just as many,
many children have dons these many,
many years, a ad it all seemed as fresh and
familiar to me as thongh it was only yes
terday that I had bought a cocoanut my
self, and so I know now that my cocoanut
age has not passed, and I hope that it
"And as for those who come after nsf
Why, I believe that the taste for cocoanuts
is implanted ty nature in the human race
and that children will go on eating them as
long as cocot nuts grow, and I have no
doubt -that the old formula will be pre
served; that hi due course of time a son
whom Philip mil love as dearly as we low
Philip will coine to him some day and say.
as Philip said to me this morning:
" 'Pop, give me 10 cents to get a cocoa
nut with.' "New York Sun.
Tn t'ae of Perfume.
Despite all preaching mid exhortation
against it, the use of perfumery holds its
ground. Soma philosopher Una observed
that the usecf perfumes is a sign of bar
barism, and the use of ao:ip a sign of civi
lization. How, then, about tierfumedsoapsf
And most son; is nowadays are perfumed.
Moreover, why are the other senses to be
pleased with tweet sounds and beautiful
colors and well flavored dishes and the
nose denied tlio gratification of delicious
odors So arg jes the lover of perfumery,
and fashion seldom says him nay.
Most of our ertumes come from flowers
or are made ii imitation of the scents of
flowers. And as the rowe is the legendary
queen of flowers, so attar of roses, by a
common consent, ranks at the head of the
list of perfume. Other preparations from
roses, too, hold a high place and have long
been esteemed. Host water is historic.
When Salad in entered Jerusalem in the
twelfth century, he bad the walls of the
Mosque of Om washed with it. But at
tar or oil of rt sesls by far the most pre
cious and moat prised of all. An eastern
prince will praent to an honored guest rich
jewels, rubies and diamonds, and then add
as the rarest of i Jl a crystal bottle filled with
this priceless essence. New York Tribune.
TKe I lrst to Be Served.
Good authorities offer a variety of opin
ions as to who should be first served at a
dinner. Many claim that it is correct form 1
to nerve the h taut first Tn manv alairant I
families this is always observed for a very
excellent reason. If the dish be one a little
out of the usual order, guests prefer to see
the method of the hostess in partaking of
it before venturing themselves. The knife,
fork and spoon tyranny is a relentless one
and in these dars stamps social rank with
out mercy. Oiher authorities state that
correct form requires the lady guest, at
right of host or the oldest lady present to
be helped first, then the ladies in turn, in
cluding hostess, and the gentlemen guests
after, the host 1 utt of course. After the sec
ond plate is helped there should be no de
laying before eating. Philadelphia Ledger.
A Quick Wltted Partridge.
Nesting upoL the ground, the partridge
is likely to be disturbed. A bird of this
species was ono- startled by a plow passing
within a yard or so of its nest. Destruction
was almost a certainty, as the plow must
pass entirely ovir it in the next round, and
the laborer wondered how the partridge
would act. The time necessary for going
around the field was about 20 minutes, yet
in that almost incredible period the parent
birds bad effected the removal of some 21
eggs to a safe sjiot. Careful search led to
the discovery cf the bird calmly seated
upon her treasures in the bottom of the
hedge out of reitch of the plow. Nineteen
partridge chick i were eventually hatched
and duly escaped unmolested. London Tit
A Terrible Infliction.
Certain girls' colleges now require each
member of the 1 terary course to write dur
ing her senior year a complete noveL We
cannot reasonal ly hope that these young
writes will lightly regard their offspring or
willingly allow them to die, which is pretty
hard on the public, just as Lord Cuthbert
was about to lx eradicated from fiction.
New York Time.
The Count Your rich American men
work so hard!
Miss A Yes, you see, they have to sup
port title) sonsHU-raw. Truth.
Be In lovely Just to look at.
With bis thought f ill, dark brown eyes,
His gentle face and ehinins; carls
Bat he isn't very wise.
Two birthdays he has counted.
Two dimples he can show.
Vet he's lifnorant of many things
That many babies know.
Though be talks in childish fashion.
He knows t pretty words.
And he says (hem in a voice as sweat
As the cool no; of the birds.
He smiles at everybody.
Bat he hasn't learned to fret,'
And angry looks and angry pouts
He doesn't know them yet.
Oh, ever tl'ing contents him,
lie lias never learned to tease.
And kicks and screams he's unaware
There are such things as these.
But he's lovely just to look at
And to cuddle and to pet.
For to wriggle oiK of loving arms
He hasn't learned it yet.
Oh, as at firxt 1 told you, t
He Isn't very wise.
Vet were we all as ignorant
Earth mik-ht be paradise.
Emma C Down in Toronto Truth.
The Rio de la Plata.
Were it. not for a decided difference in
the color of the water you would never
know when the Atlantic is left and the Kio
de la Plata entered. The high rolling,
white capped billows are the same, and no
land is visible, for the great river which
James Diaz, de Solis discovered is 123 miles
wide at its month, though with an average
depth of only 60 feet. Sebastian Cabot,
who arrived in the year 1520, soon after the
natives had murdered poor Don Solis,
dubbed it Hiver of Silver not on account
of its color, which might have won for it
the more appropriate name ofolden riv
er or Ki ver of Chocolate, but because he had
wrested quantities-of silver from the In
diaus who swarmed its banks, and natur
ally imagined that an abundance of pre
cious metal remained in the vicinity.
In point of fact, the terms Argentina and
Rio de la Plata (both meaning the same
thing with reference to silver) are misno
mers, for no metals of any sort, precious or
otherwise, are found along the banks of the
mighty stream or anywhere near it, and
the scanty argentiferous deposits in the
hills of the interior have never been work
ed. The Imlians aforesaid probably ob
tained the silver which so excited Spanish
cupidity from Peru and Bolivia by some
primitive system of internal commerce
known only to themselves. Philadelphia
Marsh Lands Made Valuable.
Time was in this state that the marsh
lands were considered as of so little value
that the more a man owned of them the
poorer he was reckoned. Of late years,
however, the development of the cranberry
industry has modified the views on this
point, and farmers are speculating on the
possibility of finding other profitable uses
for the marshes and meadows. High sci
entific authority has declared that most of
the swampy and boggy lauds about the
state not available for cranberry culture
can be converted into soil for the cultiva
tion of berries and vegetables in great vari
ety. The demand for such products i yearly
growing, even faster than the popufation.
The systematic development of these indus
tries might have the wholesome effect to
draw from the cities the hosts of people
who live in the close, stuffy quarters that
our civilization provides for the working
man. As in Holland, Prance and Florida
they have accomplished brilliant results
with similar lands, there is nothing fantas
tic in the suggestions here made. Boston
Conic:enes, or What!
"Conscience doth make cowards of as all," vats
the poet, Bat it is jast so with the nerves
When a man ' nerves are unstrung, through in
digestion and torpid liver and Impure blood,
what wonder that he feels depressed and ner
vous ! He starts at every little nnexpec'ed found ;
la afraid of his shadow, and feels Ilka a fool. Let
aach a man go to tbe drnx store and get a bottle
f Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, the
great blood purifier and llvr Invigorator. This
is the only blood purifier and liver Invigorator
guaranteed to benefit or care, or money will be
promptly refunded. It cares Indigestion, or dys
pepsia, and from Its wonderful blood purifying
properties, conquors all skin and scalp diseases,
salt rbfum, tetter, ecima and kindred, ailments.
All blood poisons, no matter of what name or na
ture, jyeld to Its remedial influences.
Life is not a mathematical equation, nor
a legal problem to be worked out by rule.
It is, at worst, a difficulty which the sym
pathy, the dauntless faith, the gay audacity
of youth will do much to set right.
JAMES R. WAITE,
Manser of Walte's Celebrated Comedy Go
Premium Band and Orchestra,
Zt. STUe Medical Co., Elkhart, InU
You will remember the condition I was in five
year ago. when I was afllietcd with a combina
tion of diseases, and ihourrMthere was no mil
ron sc. I tried all kinrixol medicines, and scores
of eminent physicians, i! y nerves were prostrated,
producing dizziness, heart trouble and all the ills
uial make life miserable. 1 commenced to take
DR. MILES' NERVINE
and in three months was scsrccTiv euato.
lu mv travels each year, when I see the thousands
of physical wrecks, suffering from nervous pros
. . m tration, taking prescriptions from
RJ l C local physicians who have no know I-
1 edge of tbetrcase, and whose death.
Is certain, I feel like going to them and saying,
-"orr pa. Mi us- Ntavincans aeusto.- In
my profession, ava a where there
aresonianyau Til H W Fj fferers from
ovenvork.men'' tal prostra.
tion and nervous exhaustion, brought on by the
character of the business engaged la, 1 would,
as a sure cure for all suffering from these causae
Jajcm B. Waits.
Sold on m Positive Guarantor.
Dr. MILES' PILLS 60DoK826Ct
Who has not suffered this misery
caused by bile in the stomach
which an inactive or sluggish
liver failed to carry off.
THE PREVENTION AND CURE IS
liquid or powder, which gives
quick action to the liver and
carries off the bile by a mild move
ment of the bowels. It is no pu r
gative or griping medicine, but
purely vegetable. Many people
take pills more take Simmons
'I have been a victim to Biliousness fot
years, and after trying vartoiiH remedies
my only success was in the use of Sim
mons Liiver Regulator, which never failed
to relieve me. 1 speak not of uivitelf,
alone, but my whole family." J. M. FiLir
man, Selina, Ala.
Bas our Z Stamp In rorT ... wrapper,
J. H. (IU A CO., Philadelphia, Fa.
In the matter of fins H. Euglin debtor.
The mideif'fned hrnbygixes notice that Uus
R. Enclin, riiim lm-in gs the city of Kock Isl
and, in the county of Kir k 1 land, "mid rUte of
Illinois did on the :h day of June A. P. 1)493,
transfer to the underpinned a SFsipnee all his prop
e'ty for the benefit of his cr dltors. according to
the provisions f the a t cmic ruing sspignmcLt.
Alt person havinir c'atm Hgiinat raid Ons R.
Englin are hereby no'itit-d 10 present such claims
nnder oath or ndirniHtion, to me st Kotk Island
in said county and ta'e within thiee months
from this date.
Dated thi- sothcav of June 1S93.
J. H. 11. K LAND. Assignee.
In the Circnit Cour, in Chnncery.
Sept. t rm A. 11., 1SS3.
Home Bnildine; and Loan assoc ation of Rock
Island vs. Harry Fischer.
Affidavit of non-residence of Harry Fischer
the above dtfi ndai.t having been filed in the
clerk's office of the c. trait court, notice is hereby
given to the said non-resident defendant that the
complainant filed bis bi i of complaint in raid
court, on the chancery aide Ihereof. on the
Twenty-Am day of July, ifjjis. and that thereupon
a summons issued out of said conn, wherein said
suit is now pendinn, rttmnab e on tbe first Mon
day in tbe mor th of !-epi inner next, as is by
lsw required. Now. unle yon, the said non
resident defendant above named, Harry Flu-her,
sball personally be and appear before said circuit
eonrt on the first day of tbe - ext term thereof, to
be bolden at Kock 'stand in and for the said
county, on the first Monday iu September next,
and plead, answer or derri.r to the raid com
plainant's bill of conip aint, the same snd the
matters and things therein charged and Ma'ed
will, be taken as confessed, and a decree entered
against j ob accorcina to tbe prayer of said bill.
GEOKtiE W. GAMBLE, Clerk.
Rofk Island. Illinois. July 31. 1893.
Jackson & Ui'Rsr,
Sol ci'ois for Complainant.
OTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Sealed proposals will be received at the City
Clerk's ofTtoe. Kock Island, 111., until Monday,
Aug. 7, 1893 at 5 o'clock p m.. for constructing
the improvement ordered by an ordinance of
of the city of Rock Island, passed June 7,1893,
entitled 'An ordinance for the improvement of
Seventeenth and Ninet' enth streets from the
south line of Third to the north lima of Fouth
avenue, and of Tenty-th rd street from the
south line of Third to the ror.h line of Fourth
avenue, from the south line of Fifth avenue east
along said Twenty-third street south to a line 510
feet south of and parallel with the south line of
Ninth avenue." Under the above ordinance, tbe
said streets are ordered curbed with curb stones,
excavated and graded, improved and paved with
pavina brick of good quali'y
Flans and specifications for ea'd improvement
OB file at the City Clerk's ofice.
AU bids mast be accompanied with a certified
check ia the sum of $500 payable to trie or Jer of
the treasurer of said city, which shall become
forfeited to said city In case tbe bidder shall fail
to enter into contract with approved sureties tc
execute the work for tbe plans mentioned In bis
bid and according to the plana and sjieclfioations
In the event that tbe cont act aba 1 be awarded to
The right to reject any or all bids or proposals
Is hereby expressly reserved ha said city.
Kock Island, II'... July 11. lmit.
A. D. HUCS1NG, City Clerk.
OTIOK IN ATTACHMKNT.
County eonrt of Boik Island county, July
Term, A. D. 1x98.
H ontpelier Tile Company vs. Ell Bronson, in
Public notice is hereby given to the said Eli
Bronson that a writ of attachment issued out of the
office of the clerk of tbe county court of Bock Isl
and county, dated the 16th day of February , A.D.
1893, at tbe suit of the said Mnntpelier Tils Com
oany and asainat the estate of the said Ell Branson
for tbe sum of two hundred and twenty-two dol
lars auu uiuc cents, uirecieu ui toe snerm or satu
Kock Island county, which faid writ has been re
And an order having been entered of record
in said court st tbe Match term. 119.1. thereof.
tr at said causo stand continued, with order of
Now, therefore, nnleas you, the said Eli Bron
son sball personally be and appear before the
said rounty conn of Kock Island county on the
first day of the next term thereof, to be holden
at the court honse in the citv of Kock Island, iu
said county, on the Tenth day of July A.
I. 1893. give special bail and Ulead to the said
plaintiff's action, judgment will be entered
aeainst you, and in favor of the said Monntpelier
i ue cumpauy anu so mucu oi me property at
tached as may be sufficient to satisfy the said
Judgment and costs, will be sold to satisfy the
Clerk of the County Court.
Jackson & Hnrst. Plaintiff's Attorneys.
Rock Island July 5. A. f.
LA BOB- TIME, M0NE7
Dee it your own way.
It is the beet Soap made
For V ashing Kfachiue rise.
WAR KOCK & RALSTON.
O ll brin? out Some o tbdtdrANra
, I r Ml r6bt SrrjartaMtbeVrr-. i'fciW i "
WL JlJw&V ' say jistasloudasl km Cit ing ;
lCvrf"py Ihcy vontpesfermeaiJolittUd- I 5
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
IXCOKPOKATED UNDER TIIE STATE T.AM'.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
Kock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 8 p. m., and Saturday evenings from 7 to s o'clock.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Personal col
lateral or Real Estate security,
P. L. MITCHELt, Prea't. F. C. DKNKMANN, Vice Prest. J J M BUFORD. Cat ei
P. L. Mitchell, P. C. Denkmann, John Crnbsugh. Phil Mitchell, H. P. Hull, L Simon
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Buford, John Volk.
Jackson A Hdkst, Solicitors.
Began business July 8, 1690, and occupy the southeast corner of Mitchell & Lynde's new bnilciic f
TeleDoone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a Spec laity. Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A thare of Tonr patronage respectfully (elicited.
R i. Htjdbon
PAD DrTTPD C A
.ill kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimates
furnished when desired.' '
Shop cor. First ave ard Seventeenth st. Rock Island.
Roek Island Brass Foundr;
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Al kinds of brasa, bronae and aluminum
specialty of brass metal
Shof kd Omci-it 1811 Firat avenue, near
GEO RUE SCHAPEK, Proprietor.
1601 Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth Street, . Opposite Barpe,', Theatre.
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer snd Cigars always on He
Free Lunch Everv Day
E etabllebcd 1880 18H8.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money bv buying your Crockery, Glassware, Cut
lery, Tinware, Wocdware. and Brushes, at the Old aid
Reliable 5 a"H 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. ttlTSCH'S. 1314 Third Av
J. Ma CHRISTY,
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
lin 1183 Feurth avenue. Residence 1119 fourth avenue.
Plans and specifications furnished on all classes of vrork; also apent foiCWiller'i Patent,!"'
!S"din Blindf.rometbing new, atyJish and desirable
BOCK ISLAND ILL
1618 Second Avenue,, Kock Island, III
m. x Pa rjjxb.
TT nt ui nr-nr
bronze casting, all shades and tern; ere M
pattern and artistic work.
Ferry landing, . bOCK ISLAND
J. MAGER, Proprietor:
bandwlcbes FumlS' eilon Scort Notice
UlIOFACTDBEI Bf CB1CKEBS ilD tlrM
Ask Your Grocer for Them.
They are Best.
iThe Christy "OYBTBB"i.d Christy "War-