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THE A KG US. TIIUKSDA V, AUGUST 24, 1893.
Pa MI shed Daily and Weekly at 1CM Second
Avenue, Hock Island, III.
J. W. Potter.
Twmi-Daily 50c per month; Weakly 11.00
par annum; in advance fl .50. '
AU communications of a critical
character, political or religions, must have
retl name attached for publication. No such
m-ucies win oe printed over fictitious signatures
"Kiymons communicatioiis not noticed.
Correspondence solicited frr.m every uwnhi
is Kock Island connty.
Tiuksbav. Ai-orsT 21, 1893.
(JoLD is pilinj,' up in the Chicago
banks until they lianlly know m hat
n uu nun it,.
While the true American iloes nni
believe in a kin, he will Let his last
cent on four of them.
The resumption of the iron and
fteel mills at Pittsburg has a dis
couraging effeet on some of the ca
lamitv howlers. .
Sevf.kal of our exehaiiges have
been recently discussing 'The best
way to keep girls on' the farm."
How would it do to tie them tip
Uncle Sax baa given a pension to
Mrs. O'Leary, who owuwl th.9 famou
cow that kicked the historic lamp
that started the) wall-reraenjbered
conflagration that burned the city ot
Chicago. The pension u grant4
on account of the military lerviOM of
Mr. Leary. and not on aooount of the
Two hundred wordi of the monkey
dialect have been obtained by Pro
fessor Garner and he thicks that
about thirty only remain un caught.
The words for cane and cigarette
should be given out at once, for one
is liable to meet a dude at any mo
ment, and it is well to be civil to the
The bull in the cina shop is an
tique a it were. A "ew York horse
rushed into an ice cream saloon the
other day, kicked over the counter
and acted as the starter In a sprint
race in which several young men and
their boat girls took part It was a
handicap race and the Ice cream man
got the worst of It.
Tee hat pin has taken its place
among the novel weapons of cSeaie.
A New York man who was known as
"Italian Mike" aroused the pangs of
jealousy in the bosoms of two foolish
younjf women of Houston street The
green-eyod monster laughed when he
saw one of the love-sick maidens jab
her hat pin through the other girl'a
The police of Birmingham havear
restod a poouliar knave whose spec
ial delight was to jab a darning
needle Into the person of any unsus
pecting female that came his way. The
women of the city are much relieved
They had long been afraid to venture
out "111 be darned If I do" could
properly have been an excuse in Birm
ingham. Postmasters have been Instructed
from Washington to look out for dl
eaae germs and prevent their passage
through the mails. What the post
master who doesn't know a dlseasa
perm when he sees one is to do is net
stated. It seems that oareless peo
ple had a habit of boxing up susplo
ious small fry and sending them to
experts to find out what they were.
Souk inquisitive persoti ajfcs:
Wheri dees all the small oaang
fro?" Thera are 119.000, WO old
copper pennies somewhere. Nobody
knows where. OBCasiaoally one
turns mp la shear Where
are theyf Well, there are a
few less than 119.000,000 numis
matists in this world. They've got
enough pieces of money locked up as
curiosities to start national banks In
every stake in tie Ualou.
Tni inalienable right of a British
subject to be drunk on Ue streets of
his ewn town is evade y the report
of a commiHsioB waiah investigated
drunkenness by orer of parliament
If thia report is aaepted it will be
poHtiible to run ia a boozer and send
him to a reformatory for a year,
where he will have time to reform,
and if he doesn't he will get back
aain in a xhort time for two years.
Kimtoiuai.lv commenting on the
Iowa republican platform t lie Chica
go Times says: "Not since Jay
(iould of blessed memory admitted
in a court of law that in a republi
can county he was a republican and
in a democrat county a democrat,
but an Krie man always, has there
Im-cii so complete a straddle as that
made by the republicans of Iowa
upon the prohibition question?"
QlixcV Ilerald: Congressman
William Jennings Bryan of Nebras
ka, hails from Jacksonville, but sure
ly there is not where he acquired the
mixed metaphor badly mixed meta
phor, that he was guilty of in his
last speech on free silver. lie was
talking abont the workingman a fa
vored theme. He spoke of "his mute
appeal for help a loud cry heard
beating against the outer walls." A
loud, mute cry beating against the
wall must make a noise like the muf
JJed snort of a tiring pup.
GIT AWL YU KIN.
1 11eere it's ach man's dntr
In glttln th -ooko this life,
Tn go er kinder easy like
Not have n sweat nor strife.
Let things coine out the best the' wO
Course don't rush Inter sin
But when yn're gettln anything
Ott s wl yu kin.
If yn air goln to bay some shoes
(Them's ver y needful things).
Just ask the c lerk. II ha wob pleeea
Throw in some extra strings.
Yn'll git the t Hoes far jest the same
It won't take no more tin
Bnt when yn're gettin anything
Git awl yu kin.
If it's a shirt ;-u're goln tn buy,
Yn want tn make a holler
Jest braoe right up tu him an say
lie must throw in a coller.
Ther mite be t imes when this won't go.
But she'll m xt alios win
So when yu're gettin anything
Git a iv 1 yn kin.
The same hol s good in goin tu church;
S'posin yn g t tho "power,"
Git enough tu last yore life
Inst id of half an hour.
I tell yn. boys, my idee is.
An it has al! us bin.
That when yn re gettin anything
Git a A'l yn kin.
At the beginning of tho herring season
tho crew all try to seize the herring first
on board, to see if it lie male or female.
If it is a male, tl.eir fishing may be ex
pected to be a poor one; if a female, a
good one. Sometimes, however, tho
skipper secures it and hides it away, salt
ing it and laying it past for the season.
Tho boat must nc t be turned against the
sim. Certain animals considered of ill
omen must not b-3 spoken of in the boat,
and ministers in this respect occupy the
same place as ral bits, hares and pigs.
Fishermen do I ot like to lend anything
to a neighboring- boat, lest their luck
6hould go with it. If they lend a match,
they will contrive secretly if possible
to break it and k ep part, hoping thereby
to retain their luck. Their dislike to
have anything stolen is increased by the
fear that the thief may have stolen their
lnck with it. To ask the question,
"Where are you j:oing?" 0f any one who
is going on board is equivalent to de
stroying all his chances for that time.
Persons with certain names are held to
be of bad omen, -he dreaded names be
ing different in di Tcrent villages. Notes
Bark From Georgia.
She drove up t the depot in an old
cart drawn by an ox with lines attached
to his horns, and she repeated her jn.
quiries about the train from the east so
often that the der ot agent finally asked:
"Are you expecting friends on that
"I'm lookin fur my son Sam an his
wife," she replied.
"Coming on a visit?"
"No, 6ah. They dun moved over to
Oeorgy six months ago, but they doan'
like it and are cotiin back."
"Mighty good sate that Georgia."
"I'vo hearn sa- so, but Sam can't
a-bear it. Good lands and good crons.
but the people is tx scrumptious.'"
"How scrumptious?" he queried.
"I doan exactly know, but I reckon
Sam can explain. He had't bin thar' but
f o' months when tr ey tarred an feathered
him an rode him all over the country on
a rail." Detroit Free Iress.
Grief of Pet Pigeon.
One morning one of tho two pet pi
geons belonging to my father was found
upon the highroad dead, its body bearing
marks of injury, b it from what cause we
never knew. Ve carried the dead body
home and buried is in a sunny and quiet
spot in the gardet. For three days the
surviving pigeon with untiring energy
searched the country far and near for its
mate, but in vain. It refused to touch
food, and even the influence which my
father usually exer :ised over it was gone. '
On the third day re found it dead in the
dovecot, its little hi&rt broken with grief
by the loss of its lifelong companion.
We buried it besids its mate. Cor. Lon
Burglar Proof Safe Quickly Melted.
Mr. Swan, the English electrician, de
clared recently that he had seen electric
al blowpipes capable of melting the
stoutest iron so rapidly that to melt into
a fire and burglar proof safe with this
instrument would be the work of only a
few minutes and would be both an easy
and noiseless operation. As. however, it
would require a 0-horsepowcr engine
to operate such a scientific tool, banks
need be under no apprehension from this
mode of attack on their vaults. New
Not a little pla:inum is sold as old
metal and usually comes in the form of
bits of wire and scraps from broken in
candescent lamps. It is now largely used
by dentists, but it is sent to New York
for treatment, as it can only be melted
by means of a compound blowpipe, and
there is no place ir Boston where that
is done. Boston H;rald.
Nothing will fciv permanenfsuccess
in any enterprise f life except native
capacity cultivated by honest and per
severing effort. Genius is often but tho
capacity for receiviijr and improving by
discipline. George Eliot.
The greatest point of resemblance be
tween the liveries of the present day and
the "robes de livree" whence they derive
their name is that -hey are provided by
the masters as they used to be given by
A newspaper thui describes the effects
of a hurricane: "It i battered mountains,
tore up oaks by the roots, dismantled
churches, laid villages waste and over
turned a haystack r
Invitations to a family dinner are often
given by word of m juth, in which case a
card of reminder xiust follow, else the
day and hour may be mistaken or for
gotten. Near Tranquebar, on the-southeastern
coast of India, there is a species of fish
which not only is able to walk on level
ground, but can climb trees.
A Baby's Foot In a Seashell.
G. W. Fox of Redwood City, Cal., has
J in his possession one of the most remark
I able curiosities ever found on the Pacific
coast nothing more or less than an aba
lone shell in the interior of which, firmly
incased in the pearly shell secretion,
there is a baby's shoe and stocking. The
shape is perfect in every particular, but
the size indicates that the owner of these
pedal coverings was a very young child.
The sole of the shoe and the te, badly
worn and r-l from long continued water
soaking, can be plainly seen when the
secretion has not entirely enveloped it
The stocking is not visible, however.
Threads of the wool can be drawn from
the pearly incasement by using a crochet
hook or even a bent pin.
The buttons are covered with abalone,
looking like pendant pearls set in a row
down the sido of this odd shaped shclL
The little tassel can still be plainly seen,
as can also tho hole where one of the but
tons has been pulled ont. There is but
one tenable solution that can be given in
explanation of this seashell mystery.
The body of a drowned infant was being
carried along by the tide when the foot
passed into the open abalone shell, which
of course instantlv closed like a vice.
J Then the imprisoned foot was held until
. severed from the body by decay. In the
meantime the shellfish was busily en
gaged in covering tho shoe, stocking and
I foot with its pearly secretions. Phila
Miiss Huntington's First Opera Part.
Miss Agnes Huntington tells a very in
teresting story of her first appearance in
opera. "It happened in New Haven some
six years ago," said Miss Huntington.
"The otiera was 'Geralga and I sanqr
I the role of the holy duchess. Tho first
J words of my song were 'Oh, holy vow.'
J. he ladies of the chorus and I were sup
posed to be on a visit to tho shrine and
slowly wended our way down a stoep
mountain side. Arrived at the shrine
the chorus knelt, and the closing lines of
their song was my entrance cne. I stood
upon a platform fully 10 feet high wait
ing until the song closed, and you can
imagine I was frightfully nervous. While
I was waiting here the comedian ad
dressed me, informing me that the stage
manager of the theater had been killed
one year before at exactly the spot on
which I was standing, the platform hav
ing given way.
"This was rather a cheerful piece of
information to give to a person who was
ready to drop from fright, but I nerved
myself for the effort and sang my song
well enough to receive an encore, al
though I don't think I could have stood
up had I not supported myself on a staff
I carried. I used very little makeup in
thia scene, and the conductor of the or
chestra told me afterward that I looked
like a ghost from tho front, one of the
results of that comedian's brilliant
speech." New York World
Ferocious Wild Ios.
The general belief of tlit? wild dog
tribes of India is borne :u by two stories
told by Colonel Baldwin of their attack
ing the bear and the tiir'-r which put the
lact beyond doubt. A li-.-.ir was found
by an English officer stand:::-.? at bny -
fore the dogs. He ha 1 killed on ". b.t
his hide and body were torn in strips 1 v
the bites of the pack, hi the other the
fresh bones of a tiger v.vre f. utti-I frer.i
which the flesh had lx-e:i i-mVh :ie ;i.,
still remained whole, uin i close by I tv
the freshly killed bodies of three wild
do?s which had fallen in the fi.-ht. .
licmembering not only the strength
and activity of the tiger but the aston
ishing pluck with which, even when
"wounded, it will constantly charge a
line of elephants and endeavor to scale
the howdah which is. in fact, a fort
with an armed garrison it is difficult to
overestimate the courage of the wild
dogs in meeting and destroying such an
antagonist We think it extremely pro
bable that future observations of tho
courage of the wild dog may justify a
statement once made, perhaps without
sufficient evidence, that they have an
inherent hostility to a larger felina?, and
are incessantly on tho watch to destroy
their whelps, so that the species are the
instrument by which nature keeps down
the superabundant felinaa of the wilder
ness. London Spectator.
Is I.ife Worth Living?
When the poet came into the editor's
room, he was looking so discouraged and
disconsolate that the editor was con
strained to notice it.
-Hello!" he said. "What's wrong?
"No, replied the poet, tossing back
his mane, "but I'm in despair utterly
hopeless. Life is a delusion, and I have
wasted my existence in the struggle for
The editor gave a sigh of relief.
"That's nothing," he said. "You are
no worse off than I am."
"Have you been struggling as I have
lieen?" asked the poet, his face brighten
ing. "No, I haven't, but I might as welL
I've been struggling for the attainable
and haven't got it. N ow, which of us is
"Huh," growled the millionaire, who
had overheard the conversation, "I've
been struggling all my life for the p.
tainable and have got it. How much
better off am I than either of you?" De
troit Free Press.
Calfa Foot Jelly For the Sick.
We have witnessed many changes of
opinion respecting some of the common
est articles of diet for the sick. The old
view that calf s foot jelly was of exceed
ing nutritive value was at one time so
controverted that the jelly ceased to be
much nsed. It is now sanctioned as hav
ing a place ii dietetics, and I believe it
may be safely regarded as a temporary
form of nourishment of no inconsiderable
value. Popular Science Monthly.
Paul Revere'a Great-grand son.
We have living here a great-grandson
of the immortal Revere in the person of
our venerable townsman, Charles Revere
Curtis, who is still hale and hearty un
der his weight of fourscore years.
R-xrkland (N. Y.) Standard.
The Russian Heir to Harry.
The czarowitz, the heir of all the Rus
sias, is betrothed to the Princess Alice of
Hesse-Darmstadt, the youngest daughter
of tho Princess Alice of Great Britain
and granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
The young lady is just 21, and though
her father, who died last year, was not
much of a man her mother will be re
membered as the princess who died from
diphtheria communicated by kissing her
sick child. When the eldest daughter
of this family was married, the queen
and the Prince of Wales went over to
Germany to attend the wodding. The
festivities were magnificent. The Grand
Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt chose that
time to take refuge in a distant corner
of his palace and contract a morganatic
marriage with a Russian noblewoman.
The czarowitz is 25, and he is the
yonng man who was nearly murdered
in Japan about a year ago, owing his
lffe to the ready sword of his cousin,
George of Greece. Besides being heir to
the throne of Russia, a prospective su
preme head of the great Greek orthodox
church, the czarowitz is colonel of a
groat many regiments and belongs to
several military staffs. Nicholas-Alex-androvitch
he was christened. He is a
cousin of Marie of Edinburgh, who mar
ried Ferdinand of Roumania last Febru
Wheelwright Ilesson'g Floating Shop.
Alfred Bosson. a wheelwright, who
formerly had a shop at 725 Washington
avenue North, has built, and now occu
pies, a boat in which he intends to float
down the Mississippi as far as New Or
leans. The lxat is 10 by 34 feet, double
decked and covered with canvas. It has
two apartments, one of which is neatly
papered, earned and furnished. This
room contains a folding bed, a bureau, a
center table, three chairs and pictures.
The larger room contains a worklx-nch,
a turning lathe, a chest of tools, a trunk,
a kitchen stove and numerous articles
used in the kitchen.
The ship will set sail next week and
will probably not reach its destination
until late in the fall. Mr. Ii-sson will
ply his trade on the journey, stopping a
few days at each of the towns he comes
to. He expects to locate at New Orleans
if things are satisfactory, otherwise he
will go to Texas. He once made a similar
trip down tho Red River of the North
into Canada and knows what to expect
Frrmi Minneapolis to New Orleans by
air line is nearly 1.500 miles, and the
Lord only knows how far it would be to
follow the river. St. Paul Globe.
The Latest Thing In Petition.
The latent thing in petitions to p:irlia
ment is the petition of a singlo house
hold. A. B. of Some street, S ::ewhere,
entertains an objection to a bill which
is 1-fore the house, and rtraightway he
and the members of his family draw np
a protest, sign it and forward it to the
member of the division in which they re
side for presentation to the house of com
mons. This may be a highly pro; n-r ro
ceeding, br.t if it should became popular
it will add largely .to the duties of the
honorable members. London Tit-Bit3.
!h; (lull. li,prt-sinc he!iilach'
'l hat won't wr.1- ell,
T his hatt kins and thif rp tiin,
Allf! till? Illl t li- o:iTh.
I've lot my wam' of MneUitii:.
And talt o tu. too.
1 know oaiaThV w lint ail nr.
Hut -wIih i' a'l 1 do?
My nat'kWig and my hiiwkin
Ko-ji- nn a ?t ndv din;
I'm lnunti d hy tin- fi ar Ihnt
'onsuniiiti.ni tnny n-l n.
I fell tuprvmelr wn-'tched ;
No voDil.-r I'm nine.
I know my hcilili !- fai iuir.
But what cati I do?
Do? I'll tcl2 you what to do. my fricn 1, If ynu'.l
lfnd me your ear a mlnnte. ;o ovrn to the 1r-c
stire and hny Dr. Sage's Catarrh Rcim-dr, ami
take it according to direction cive , and you'll
foon find that this miserable h-ad iche is a thing
of th:pat; the hacking and pittinp, to dlsa
preeahle to others as well as to yo rsclf; will
come to an end. and In a fhort time sou will fel
like a ne man. A new man think c.f that and
a 1 for fifty crnt. which in now the price cf Dr.
Satc'c Catarrh Krnu-dy, the unfailing cure forthis
I have been a prcat sufferer from
dry catarrh for many years, and I
tried many remedies" but none did
me so much benefit as Elv's Cream
Balm. It complctelv cured me. M.
J. Ls.lly, 3D Woodward avenue, Bos
ton Highlands. Mass.
I think Ely's Cream Balm is the
best remedy for catarrh I ever saw.
I never took anything that relieved
me so quickly, and I have not felt so
well in a lor. time. I used to be
troubled with severe headaches two
or three times a week. J. A. Alcorn,
ajrent V. I R. R, Co., Eaton, Colo.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa
Cures a Severe Stomach
Cains Thirty Pounds in Weight.
has been a good
friend to mc.
In the Spring
of l-w it Cured
Mo of Cas
which I had
been a sufferer
for over a dozen
years and had
relief both from
dies. When I began taking Kickapoo
Indian Sagwa I was all run down.
After using- the medicine a short time
ilriwStronBJer. Regained my
Appetite, and Increased my
Weight, gaining over Thirty Pounds
in a few months, and I have never had
any recurrence of my troubles. It not
only cured the Gastritis, but Improved
my Ceneral Health.
It gives me great pleasure to sav a
good word for Kickapoo Indian
Sagwa and Endorse its Curative
Powers. THOS. P. FLANAGAN.
Charles town, Mass.
Kickapoo Indian Sagwa,
$1 Per Bottle, 6 Bottles for $5.
Sold by All Druggists and Dealers
J. t uixoisr
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 8econd Avei:
Proprinoror of the Brady street
:r;nH of ut Flowern eonftaiitly on !.ni...
Ore block from Central park, the lart'ett in
IXCOKPOKATED IXDEK TIIE STATE I.A1V.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 3-p. m.. and Saturday evening? from T to S oV.occ.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Perse
lateral or Real
P. L. MITCHELL, Pns't. F. C. DKNKMANS, Vice Prest. J M- EUFORr)
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Oenkmsnn. John Cruhntich. Phil Mitchell, II. P inn r s
E. W Hrirt, .1. M. Iliifonl, John Volk. ' ' '
Jackson Jt Hck?t. Solicitors.
Bepan ntisineM July 8, 1SS0, and occupy tba eontheart comerof Jlitchell Lyr.de's r,
3EIVEB3 & ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDEKb
All Kinds ol Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobsing done on abort notice and Bansraction guaranteed.
OBo and SUo-n 721 Twelfth Stret. ROCS ILANT
Ertablifhed J8S0 1S3.
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money bv buying your Crockery, Glass are, Cut
lery, Tinware, Wocdware, and Brushes, at ti e Old ard
Reliable 5 aH 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. HITSCH'S. 1314 ThiT3 ve.
Manufacturer of a:l kind of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a Specialty. F.cpairlng done neatly and promptly.
A enare of lour patronage rcffectfully falicited.
R (i. HrjDeoN.
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimate
Shop cor. First av rd
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Al' kind of bra, bronze and aluminum bronre casting, ail shades and tennere Mie
specially of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
Shot i kd Orir-At ini First ar, r.nt. rar Ferry landing. . KCCE 1M AND
GEORGE MHArfcK, Proprietor.
W01 Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth Street. . OpposMe Harper's Tbc-Krt.
The choicest Wine, Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hanc
Free Lunch Kveir Day
C.J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
im 1123 Fenrth averue. Residence 1119 Kourth avenue.
Plans and specifications fnmisOied on all classes of work; also airent for WClcr's Paient. tf ts
b"dm BI'jids.pomcthiBg n, stylish and desirable
ROCK ISLAND ILL
House Raising and Moving-
Kaisinjj brick buildings especially
Address E. A. ROUNDS.
1515 Seventh Avenue. Box lil
231 Twentieth street.
JCH Brady s-treet. Dave:
1618 Second Avenue, .Kock I!ai?'i. I!
M. J. Pakkke
& PARKER. H
venteenth u Rock Island
J. MAGER, Proprietor:
(sandwiches Fnrnl ,1 on Short No!:n
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Ask Your Oroeer for Tbem.
Trey are Bert.
The bristy -Otstkh" aid Ctris y "Wrt-
Cor. Michigan . and Monro St. CHICAGO.
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