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TliE AllGUS, TUESDAV, EPTEMBEK 12, 1893.
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Ti.f.sdat. September 12, 1893.
Kx-SECKETAKr Fostek's linancial
affairs are in a good deal worse shape
than his worst enemv eotiM wish.
Dexiai. of the report that Nellie
Grant Sai toi-is is going on the stage
reached this country ahead of he re
port itself. Good news does occa
sionally outspeed ill, despite a popu
lar belief to the contrary.
The rumor that the kaiser will
oon viflt America has shaken off its
lethargy and is again on active duty.
It is a good, hard-working rumor,
and no just man can begrudge it thm
rest it occasionally takes."
The grammarians are just now
ory much excited over the question
whether the United States "is" or
are," Let ns compromise the mat
ter and put an end to the bitter war
by declaring that they "be."
Kn;lam is watching Siam.
1'ranco is watching Knplarnl. tier
manv is watching i'rancc. Kussia is
watching (ierniany. ancl the United
States is watching them all, happilv
with no linger in the pie whatever. J
The biggest man in the senate is
Senator Allen, of Nebraska. He is,
six feet three inches tall and corres
pondingly built. No senatorial chair
was large enough, to scat him. and a
new one hail to be built to compass
A rniLADELi'iiiA pustur, in a ser
mon against belief in spooks, signs
and omens, praises Lieutenant Peary
for Btartinjj to the north pole with a
crew of thirteen men. Lieutenant
Peary will deserve more praise if he
brings them ail back.
The salary of the blind chaplain of
the United States senate, Uev. Dr.
Milburn, is only !0 ) a year, but,
considering the hopelessness of the
field he labors in. there are people
who regard even that small nmount
as loo much monev thrown awav.
Cai.tf.ts are made of paper now,
the result being man ilia matting,
resembling a fine straw matting, but
said to be roor durable and easier to
keep clean, especially on damp
floors. Somebody will be using pa
per next to make railroad sandwich
es, furnaces and rubber boots.
MlTCHEi.r. and Corbott are so anx
ious to efface each other that thore
Bcems a likelihood that on the date
net for their fight they will bo on the
Bame continent and not over a thou
sand miles apart. Then they can
par by wire in the manner of a pair
of chess champions.
Up at Astoria a man killed his wife
with a sharp stake, and later was
observed to shed tears at the grave.
Whether this tender-heartedness
will be regarded as a militating
circumstance depends on the jury,
but with the sharp stake in evidence
it ought to have difficulty in washing
A MixisTF.n has the embarrassment
to lxi on trial for embezzling the
money of an elderly widow. He is
not as one without excuse apparently,
for he states bis belief that had he
not taken the money, somebody else
would. The widow, being set in hor
way. refuses to le placated by this
Ik a man i determined to come, to
the city to broaden his opportunities,
to change his prospects and to
achieve success, it must be when he
is young, and lefore his habits of
thought, industry and activity are so
thoroughly formed that he fails to
adapt himself to the change of condi
tions of city life.
The revolutionists aro usually suc
cessful in these Central and South
American civil wars, and put an end
to the contest by capturing tho gov-t-rnment.
The government continues
stable for u few months, perhaps a
year, until other revolutionists arise
and capture it again. The whirligig
of time revolves rapidly in South
I'HE gentlemen indicted for en
couraging tho old Ford's theater to
fall and kill a score or two of gov
ernment clerks have pleaded not
guilty. Their trial has been sot for
October, which will doubtless bo a
convenient time for setting it over
again. When the process of delay
has become too tiresome the matter
can be dropped.
Messrs. Mametoa and Mataafa,
rival kings of the Samoan islands,
have been amusing themselves with
a little private war. The latter was
licked out of his royal sandals, but
. didn't surrender till pressure was
brought to bear by America, Eng
land and Germany, the three po
litical guardians of the turbulent
Soutlt sea children.
THE LILY AND THE LOTUS.
There grew a flower in E ibykm
Whose perfume makes young lovers weep.
On it Assyrian moonligh; shone;
Euphrates murmured it to sleep.
It brines back old forgot en dreams;
Its petals breathe a des d love's kiss.
Ast&rte bathed it in her jeams
In the card ens of Semi -amis.
But Egypt has a sweeter bloom
The lotos of forgetful I reath;
Swathed and embalmed a spiced gloom.
The sad Nile sobbed it dreams to death.
It soothes remembered k res to rest
As quiet as death's waien lid.
They laid it on Xitocris jreast
Leneath her silent pyn mid.
Welyn Douglas in London San.'
Loneliness of tr e Pacific.
In the summer of I left San Fran
cisco on a sail vessel (formerly from Bal
timore) for Panama, distance 4,000 miles,
and on the entire route, which lasted 43
days, we never s&w a s liL Loneliness is
no word for it, especially when we lay
becalmed in the tropic, with our vessel
floating as helplessly about as a chip on
a mill pond, the grount swell keeping up
the monotonous roll ol the vessel from
side to side all day ar d night and day
after day, each roll be ng accompanied
by a flap of the sails and a creaking of
the rigging that might have passed for
the flap of the wings ana the rail of lost
When we read about Noah and his ark,
we are apt to think tlw.t he must have
had rather a lonely time, but then he
was ont only 40 days, and besides, with
all the animals, etc., n board, he had
plenty to occupy his tine and attention,
and if he wanted r.im sement to while
away the time be had only to start a
sparring match betwe n his monkevs
and parrots. True, th re is no report of
any such proceeding n his part, but
that is doubtless because there was no
modern newspaper rcp rter on board. I
tell you a man cannot realize what lone
liness or discomfort is rntil he has made
some snch trip, and if 1 e wants to com
plete his education in that line he should
preface it with' a tramp of 2,000 miles
over the mountains and icross the deserts
amid wolves and wild Indians, as thou
sands of forty-niners did. Washington
One Girl's Pr posal.
One day came on oTer from a man
who had loved me ever since I was a lit
tle girl and who is the only lover I ever
had who became my friend afterward.
It seems to me I must always have
known that he loved n.e, and he is still
so unselfish and patient a friend that I
always think of him as unchanging. All
that he said was:
"Phyllis, we have go:ie this far in life '
apart, can t we go the rest of the wav
together':"' And when I said "no" and
began to excuse myself he stopped me:
"Dear girl, don"t aa.;- that to me. I
have loved you much too long and too
well not to know you. I understand all
you would say. Trust lae as I trust you.
and forget everything I ever said, except
that my heart aches with love for you.
Remember that alwavs. Shall we walk
I was so dismayed ly his abrupt dis
missal of the subject that I nearly fell
down instead. How conventionality
helps one through a crisis! Ladies'
A Cemarkaljle Tianquet Farty.
One of the most noti rious Hungarian
duelists fought his thirty-fifth duel in
l-sG and celebrated the event by a ban
quet, to which only Those who could
prove that they had p irticipated in at
least six duels were in ited. There was
a room full of such warriors, some with j
faces seamed with sc:,rs, others minus
an ear. an eye or with two or three fin
gers missing. The uios-t marked of all
was a Frenchman, who had lost his nose
in an encounter with Count Andrassy,
the statesman. Tiiere was only one re
laxation of the rule, ai d that was made
in favor of a lady who had killed her
man. London Tit-Kits.
J'oor, T1iiiii;1i Worth Thousands.
Two little girls, wa -ds in chancery,
and heiresses to 100,00 leach, were, it is
said, recently arraigned as vagrants in a
London jKiiice court. Their fortunes
are so securely locked up in chancery
that by no process of li. w can any of the
money be obtained tint.l the children are
of aire. They aro at present -rnicrienllv
destitute and unable t j procure decent
surroundings, clothing or education.
Tilling a Imtkv Contrart.
"Do you always pnetice what yon
preach?" asked the tirtd deacon of "the
lout- winded minister.
'I do, my brother,'' said the long
winded minister solemnly.
"Well." said the tin d'd-acon, with a
sigh, "I don't wonder tl en that you don't
seem to get ai;v time to make" pastoral
calls." Texas Siftings.
An O.lil Way of Saying "How d' lo."
The eopl; of Cairo s iluto you with an
odd question. It ineiris, "Do yon per
spire:" It is explained by the fact that
they regard a. dry skin as the symptom
of a mortal malady. Kate Field's Wash
ington. A woman wsys that i. man can be;lni
the savage fl-er in 1 is lair without a
quiver of his muscles, but he cannot
bring an unexpected friend to dinner on
a washing day without trembling in
Tho Egyptians had four distinct meth
ods of writing the 1 ieroglyphic, hier
atic, enchorial and Coptic. Hieroglyphic
style was in vogue at least 4,000 years
The maelstrom is not a whirlpool
which sucks ships dowa into the depths
of the ocean. It is en eddy which in
fair weather can be cr sed in safety by
The remarkable price of $300 was paid
in London recently for the fossil egg of
the a?pyornis, an extii ct wingless bird
that inhabited Madagat car in prehistoric
A kind of lizard which grows to be
seven feet in length is found in Siam. It
is known as the "he-tn," and its gall is
hiehlv raized as medicine.
Antiquity of Grains.
Nearly all the grains now in nse are of
unknown antiquity. Wheat was culti
vated in all latitudes as far back in the
past as we have authentic knowledge.
Barley is thought to have originated in
the Caucasus, but it was known and
used everywhere in the most ancient
times. Oats, like rye, were unknown in
ancient India and Egypt and among the
Hebrews. The Greeks and Romans re
ceived it from the north of Europe. Had
there been an early civilization on this
continent the wild oats found here and
there would probably have developed
into the useful cereal now considered ab
solutely essential to the proper nourish
ment of horses. This continent is cred
ited with having given Indian corn to
the old world, but this useful cereal was
doubtless known in India and China
many hundred years before the discov
ery fcf America.
Cotton was tised for making garments
in India at a date so remote that it can
not even be guessed at. The fact is men
tioned by Aristotle. The first seeds were
brought to this country in 1621. In 1606
the culruro is mentioned in the records
of South Carolina. In 1736 the culture
was general along the eastern coast of
Maryland, and in 1TT0 we heard of it as
far north as Cape May. The nse of flax
for making clothing is nearly as ancient
as that of cotton and perhaps more so
plants of so't and flexible fiber having
been without doubt among the first veg
etable productions of the ancient world
and their practical value discovered soon
after the invention of weaving. San
State division is no new thing in Ameri
ca. It is not exact to say that all the
lands formerly held in the west by the
old stares formed an integral part of
these. Ent the lands held, say by Con
necticut and Virginia and Ohio, were so
after a fashion and were merged into
a great state. Besides this, however,
we have the formation of Kentucky out
of Virginia, Tennessee out of North
Carolina, Maine out of Massachusetts,
Mississippi and Alabama out of Geor
gia, Vermont out of New York and
West Virginia ont of Virginia. In none
of these cases were the conditions more
diverse than those of our two great di
visions in California. There is no record
that any of these regret their new state
hood, nor is there an intimation that
they desire or have ever desired to
merge again into the old state.
The desire for a local self government
in southern California arises from no
jealousies, no antagonisms to northern
California, and, least of all. to political
place hunting. It is the result of econom
ic and political necessities. We need a
state government of our own. In fed
eral affairs we have our own separate
officers, courts, military department,
etc., just ns Oregon has; we have, our
own financial and industrial independ
ence as much as Oregon has, and we have
a new population qnite as distinct fron:
that of northern California as is that of
the state of Washington. Californian.
Rubinstein and the Deadhead.
Those whose mission in life it is to en
tertain the public are always pestered
by friends and acquaintances for free
seats at their entertainments. There
probably never was a singer or an actor
or a pianist who was not bored nearly to
death by these people, many of whom
had not the slightest claim "to ask the
courtesy they demanded.
A pianist who was pn -eminently sue
cessful in his day, and that day was not
far back either, v.-.s Rubinstein, who
traveled nearly the whole world over de
lighting people with his genius. He,
like all others, was very much annoyed
by requests for complimentary tickets,
but most of the time he maintained his
composure, even though justly irritated.
It is told of him that just Wfore one of
his recitals in London he was accosted
by an old lady in the entrance 'hall and
"Oh, Mr. Rubinstein, lam so glad to
Bee you! I have tried in vain to pur
chase a ticket. Have yon a seat you
could let me have:" " .
"Madam," said the great pianist,
"there is but one seat at my disposal,
and that you are welcome to if von think
fit to take it."
"Oli, yes. and a thousand thanks!
Where is itV" was the excited reply.
"At the piano," smilingly replied Ru
binstein. Hurler's Young People.
Mannfaotorissg: Hank Notes.
A new principle has been suggested in
the manufacture of bank notes. If a
sheet of paper be plunged into a mixture
of various coloring matters, each color
will penetrate into the fiber with a dif
ferent degree of ppeed, each brand hav
ing a distinct color. It would be impos
sible to imitate these effects without an
exact knowledge of how the mixture of
colors was made. If a drop of the mix
ture of colors be allowed to fall on a sheet
of paper, a number of rings, each having
a determined size and shade, will le de
veloped, and thus imitation will be ren
dered even more difficult. New York
I'rofe-wional to the Last.
Alexius Erkel. the leader of the or
chestra at the Buda-Pesth Yolks thea
ter, died on tho 10th of June. Shortly
before the end came a Jesuit father
urged upon the dying musician the de
sirability of his accepting the consola
tions of the church. Erkel listened, ap
parently with great interest, to the ex
hortations of his clerical adviser, and
when he had done remarked in a tone of
the deepest conviction:
"What a splendid baritone voice!"
A few moments afterward he breathed
his last. Frankfurter Zeitung.
When J. M. liarrie Lost Ills Smile.
J. M. Barrie recently presented the
prizes at the Dumfries academy, where
he was formerly a pupiL Among other
things he said: "I remember one prize I
got which had rather disastrous results, i
It was awarded by the girls of the school
by plebiscite to the boy who had the'
sweetest smile in the school. The tragic
thing was that my smile disappeared
that Aav and baa nnvor twnn aeep mnca."
"Toad Bone" Was a Wonder.
All early writers attribute wonderful
qualities to toads and frogs and the va
rious parts of their bodies. Pliny be
lieved, for instance, that if a toad was
brought into the midst of a mob or other
large and nnruly concourse of people
"silence would instantly prevail." A
small bone found in the right side of
toads "of the proper age" was also be
lieved to have powers over the various
elements. "By tlirowing this bone into
a vessel of boiling water," says Pliny,
"it will immediately cool it, the water
refusing to boil again until the bone has
been removed. To find this bone, ex
pose the dead toad on an ant hilL When
the ants have eaten her all away except
the bones, take each bone separately and
drop it into boiling water. Thus may the
wondrous toad bono be discovered."
This antiboil lxne of course had its op
posite. In another portion of his work Plinv
says: "On the other hand, again, in the
left side of this reptile there is another
bone which when thrown into water has
all the appearance of making it boil.
The name given this lxne is 'nvcynon,'
which signifies 'doj averting.' Iwause it
has the power and property of assuaging
the fury of the fiercest dogs." It was
also a sovereign remedy for love and
other trouble, would conciliate es
tranged friends, and if water in which a
'"toad lxue" hail leen fteeped be used
mixed with lamb's tallow as an r.h.t went
"the person using the same might with
out the least effort eoe gaor-ts and divers
spirits both by th? day and by the
night." St. Louis Republic.
A I t:iv V-d:; fountain.
It may m J iil.e ; J.Ira:cI::tuon yarn
but it is aa actual tad that in t ac Minint
eyed little b:.rg of J ii'aviiie, in Linn
county, i:i bWk i: i : the town plat,
there is a soda spring, and that the last
legislature, iu its infinite wisdom, pro
vided that "inasmuch as there is a great
and growing demand on the part of the
public for the waters c.f s:;id spring," tht
state would sjx-nd $.00 to improve it.
This is at last the fund realization of the
long felt want which has been loafing
around the country like the ghost of
boyhood's happy davs in onet of a
watermelon patch where haply lingered
no vicious dog. It is a grand and im
posing sight to see the legislative fancy
rising from the sordid contemplation of
a coid and unresponsive hrtv l.iw fm.l
howricg on Lulcyou wings over the soft
n:ui,ur.r of an i.lyliic st so3;i foun
tain. As: jria tOr.) Budget.
A Seaiionable Joke.
"The days are growing shorter," ob
served Mr. Clamwhooper to his family,
"Yes, I have noticed it," interrupted
"They are half a minute shorter," add
ed Mr. Clamwhooper iu the same tone
As no reply was needed to this the
aunt made none. Texas Siftings.
Eettir atd Better.
"Bpfc-tlia-ii.'runileur. bettrr thsn goid.
Better than TunK a thousand fold,
1 a hra'thy body, a m ud at case.
Ai d simple pleasures thai always p!eae.'"
To pet and keep a hea'thy body i!a Dr. Pierre's
Golden Medici: Dicevcry, a rerridy disigned
to Ci.t only enre all d:aes of the tnrost. lnnff
aud chst, but eep the body in a thorcs'.sl.'.y
bea!:hy cond!:ion. It eradicate? a" impurities
from the blood, and ivereome indiircs-.ii n and
dynep:a. J5!otc!u". pimple? and rnpt!cr, dis
appear under its use. atd your mind car. lie "at
ease" as to vor.r health.
is and will ever be the
Gout, Influenza, Backache.
Pains in the Side, Chest and
Joints, Neuralgia, Sprains, &c,
Before you need to bey. obtain
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Earopean Borises: Bndolstadt, London,
.nna, rnurne .iLoiteroam, uuen,
Kurembertf, onstein, Leisio.
, 25 & 50 Cts. a bottle, For Sale by
A new and Complete Treatment, censistine of
nDjmsitories. Ointment in t'apsnls. also in Box
wnd Vv.lt: A Positive l ure for External. Blind or
Bleedim ltcainu. Chronic. Rerem or Hereditary
Piles. Female weakkkssbs and rr.i.n other dis
eases; it is always a great benefit to the peneral
health. The first discovery of a medical enre ren
dering an operation with the knife unnecessary
hereafter. This Ktmedy has never been known
to fall . 1 per box. for $5 ; sent hv lnatl. Why
snffer from this terriabla disease when a written
tmarantee is positiviy p'Yen wrth bottles, to re
find the money if not enred. Send stamp for
frne ram'e. tinaraclec iSfcd by our agent.
JAPANESE LIVER PELLETS
Acts like matric on the stomach. Liver and Bw
els: dispels Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Kever, Colds.
Nervous Disorders, Sleeplessness. Loss of Appetite,
restores the compaction; perfect digestion fol
lows their nse. Positive enre for Hick Ueadacbi
snd Constipation. s mall, mild, easy to take. Larre
Vials of 5(1 Pills 35 vents.
HARTZ ft VLLMCVEB Sole Agents Kock Isl-
Cor. Michigan e. and Monroe StTCHtCAGO.
THOROUGH INSTRUCTION. CHIAR aOAROIHA.
.. c crotesc-r. M PO W FEPfin.
Phaetons, Surries, Buggies, Spring and Farm Wagons,
It wili piy you io ,;n H id get our Low Pr-9
Factory;and,Warc Rooms on Sixteenth str;ot Iwtweea Firt and Second avenue.
Retail trade etpeeial y r, -
IXCOKPOKATED UNDER THE STATE I. AW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
Rock Island, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m., and Saturday evenings from T to S o'clock
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned on Pe-o-v r
lateral or Real Estate security.
P. L. X1TCHELI-, rrcs t. F C. DESKMASN, Vioe Prest. 3 Mt BUFORD. ( .
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Denkmann, John Crubsueli. Phil Mitchell, H P 11311 t
K. W Hurst, J. N. Buford, John Vo'.k. ' '
Jackson & Uckst, Solicitors.
Began business July 8.1S90, and occupy tha sonthesst corner of Mitchell i Lycde's ne i-
telepnone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ol Carpenter Work Done.
Genera! Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and Sion "2i Twelfth Strsst Ko K ISLAND
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by buyiEg your Crockery, Gtegbwaie, Cut
lery, Tinware, Woodware. and Brnsbee, at tbe Old and
Reliable 5 ac? 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third Are.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES-
Gents' Fine Shoes a Spec ialty. Eei airlrg dote Deatly and promptly.
A share of your patronage respectfully solicited.
R G Hudson.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimate
furnished when desired. ,
Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth st, Rock Island.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
AP kinds of bra-,, bronze and alnminnm bronze casting, U shades and tea; ere S-c
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
&Bcr t kd Orr-ci-At ihi First aTenne. car Ferry landing. . lU,CK ISLAND
' J- MAGER, Proprietor:
J. Ma CHRISTY,
City 'Bus and
V U T-J3 TT
wagon and yon will receive prompt attention.
TIM3ERLAKE & SPENCER. Props
C. J. Wi SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 1133 Fanrth avetue. Residence 1119 Fourth ayenne.
Plan and specifications furnished on all classes of work; also a?ent for Wilier' Patent,int:i
S'ldins Bl!nd,tomethlng new. stylish sod desirable
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' KilOFiCTDBEB OF CRiCKEBS m c SlC:T3,
Ak Your Grocer for Them.
Thfy are Bet.
The Christy "Otstxb" atd Christy "Wrra.
t,o. iMituu or xi.arpern.OT.eis ior DU8 or express