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THE Ali(.US SATUltHAV. OCTOlJEll 14, IS 93.
1 ; THE ARGUS. Published Daily and Weekly mtl 1634 Second Avenue, Rock Island, 111. i. W. Totter. - Publisher. U N I BEL Tnii-Daily Sue per month; ttraaiy ri.uO per eanam; In advance 1 .SO. AH communications of a critical or arxumenta ttra ebaracter, political or religions, mnat have real name attached for publication. No sack erttales will be printed orcr fictitions signatures. Anormons communications not noticed. Oorreepondenee solicited from every township In Bock Island eoonur . ! Saturday. October 14. 1893. A Coloicaio editor rises to remark that money is close. lut not close rnousrli to reach. Peopi.k talk about a sulisiilizeil press. Bless their simple souls, how they tvouM open their eyes if they were insiite- the ring atnl saw that the only gratuity a newspape r ever reeeives is alv'u-e. It require something more than the unsupported statement of one man, even though ho be a poilly person anl a missionary, to convince an often-gulled world that Emin Pasha has permanently retired from the business of discovering and being discovered. The (.iuiney Herald estimates that 7i, utwt Adams county citizens have visited the World's fair and spent an average of $10 each or an apprepate ol$:iti,ix'i). The Herald adds: '-Iti no wonder that some of us are Mill wearing straw hats and living on cis tern water and hay." Amthf.i: railroad is to be built from Ienver to the Pacific coast, through an entirely undeveloped re gion of country. Capital, fit'. '. 000. A road oii miles lonp i to be built in Florida. An air line between San Antonio and (lalveston. Tex., will soon be built: it u ill be L"'o miles lonp. Ciioi.f.ha is raging in Kurope. es pecially in Puss. a. but there is little fear that the epidemic will break out ir merica. l or two years it Las fa a to get a foothold here, and it is probable that the condition con ducive to its spread do not largely prevail in thi country. But we should still continue as vigilant as Aver. Profeor W. E. Reynolds, of Milledgeville, Ca. .possesses a gopher which has been buried in the ground for over a year. During a heavy rain in August while the popper was buried in the ground, the soil was washed so deep that the animal was unable to get out until discov ered and rescued recently by Reynolds. Hamilton Fish, although Grant's ' Secretary of state, was fourteen years older than (irant. All of our greatest war heroes died compara tive young. The exposures of four years of war probably undermined even the iron constitution of Grant, or else he might be living among us in a hale old age for many years to come. A thrifty German, who owns a leech farm in Dalmatia, selected 10,0 '0 of his roost blood-thirsty spec imens and started for America. On the passage hither an ignorant bar keeper, who had offered to care for them, threw the bottles overboard, supposing that the leeches were dead, and the steamship company is being sued for damages. At last Gotham's bank's have once more passed the reserve mark of cash on hand, and persons of known respectability having deposits with them may get real cash on small checks, providing identification by means of photograph and affidavit accompanies the check, together with a sworn promise that the money shall all be expended in New York. It is fortunate for Rio Janeiro that modern civilization has advanced so far that a lot of. naval insurgents of Brazil are not to be permitted to en force their demands by blowing the Brazilian capital to pieces. The plan is now to prevent these destructive internecine strikes just as men are prevented from setting firo to their own dwellings or from committing felo de se. In some mountainous and inhos pitable regions of this country the most important vacation of the pub lic schools occurs in winter time and continues from January to April, be cause at that season snows are so deep and storms so frequent that most children are unable to make their way to school. The tuinmer vacation is short, but the hardships of attending and teaching school in summer time is not great, as the Summers of those regions are, for the most part, delightfully cool. The enlisted Indians do not prove as good soldiers as was expected and several companies have disbanded. It seemed for a time a good way to Introduce the Indian to civilization, n a way that would be most pleas ing to his savage nature. If we were fighting', these Indians would prob ably make good soldiers, but they do not take to the restraints of soldier life in times of peace. They take advan tage of the laws allowing them to buy their discharges. Probably what re straint they are subjected to before ihey can do this will prove of some benefit to them- FACTS AND EVENTS. Since the beg nning of the century France has fallen from the second to the fourth place in point of population among the European countries. In one of the towns of Connecticut the public archives show that a motion was made and adopted by the school trustees within two generations past that "it is the tense of this meeting that it would be a misuse of public funds io teach girls the back part of arithmetic. There is no enl of good coaching records, but an eld inhabitant of Ox ford, Eng., tell a story of how Joe Tillett once drove a coach, with six changes only, from Oxford to llolborn Niaduct in thre e hours and a half fifty-six miles. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Samuels of Page county, Virginia, are a remark able couple. Mr. Samuels is 91 years old and his wile is 5j. Both are in perfect health, and claim to have never had use fo a doctor. They live on the farm upot. which Mr. Samuels was born. Judge MacDonnell of Savannah, Ga., is discriminating in his clemency. Having registere 1 a fine of $10 against himself lately fcr ten minutes tardi ness in opening court, he afterwards removed the fin -on the ground that his detention hail been neeessary and pardonable. If seems singu'ar, but it is true.that in the great cott in producing state of Georgia there is a county that has never produced a bale of cotton The county in questicn is Union, w ith an area of 3V5 squar miles. The surface is mountainous and extensively cov ered with forests Keceuny a tra n cut off one of the rear legs of a ho-owned by "iY. Iirown at l'enn Manor. Pa. A veterinary surgeon was summoned and a wooden leg was strapped tightly to the stump of the natural one, and now the grate ful swine is able to run about as much as his brothers do. The negotiations between the Jap anese and Mexican governments in reference to the introduction of Jap anese labor in Mexico have been suc cessful. Japan ermits her people to emigrate to Mexico and Mexico guar antees the protection of all of them who may settle t iere. Making a mountain stream run over row. imiv ami jiwiirj Weeks of the Great October Offer. Five Hollars a Month Covers Cost of Everything'. Now I am Perfectly Well," Says Mr. Jessen. Every Day N'w and Substantial Proofs Are Seen Bejjin 1'nder the October );Ter. This is the October offer : All patients applvin-; to Irs. Stackhousc ami Panic! for treat ment for catarrh or kindred diseases before Nocmlcr 1st will be entitled to the sp,, i;il low rate of . a month iintM cured. This liht fee covers enst 'f consult at ion. examination, services, counsel, medicine and treat ment. There is poMtivclv no other fee to pay. BRONCHIAL CATARRH. Nu.w I urn Vi r'ectly V-!I." Snjs Mr.Wil lium .le-seii. When 1 Ih-st went to Drs. Mack hoiise and Daniel." said Mr. William Jessen. a practical. el'-to-do farmer, residing 0 miles northwest of Daven port. ! was unaliie to work. I had tried oilier physicians and a number d remedies, without avail. and above a railroad track is a unique jiccct oi ciiiucrr u-f i ua 1 1 lie soui nern Pacific railroad is shortly to commence near Wright's station in the Santa Cruz mountains in California. When, completed, it wil. probably make the largest artificial cataract in the world. HERE. THERE AND ELS WHERE. the sale of tin Bible amounts to about 4,uo0,000 copies per annum. Pennsylvania las fifty-two of her sons in the natic nal congress, six of th-m being in the senate. John Lombart. an Italian, near New Castle. I "a., beat his wife, ani when he was put unJe - arrest bv Officer Hall, the officer was attacked Vy a dozen Italian women. A cotton boll, containing the unusu al number of t'V;-:ity-six po Is. is claimed to be in tue po&sessioD of James I'. William i of Villa Rica, G.u Four pods are generally all that are found in each Viol'. 'There is a young country boy stay ing at our boari ing-house," writes a correspondent, "v ho is a perfect little gentleman in his way. The other day he brought his s'.ster in to dinner and g3ve her a genera, intro.luetion some what as follows: "Ladies and gentle men, this is m;- sister." Then he electrified the gathering bv continu ing: 'My sister, t iese are ladies and gentlemen.'" Mark Scaliot, a London locksmith, in 1DT0 manufactured a lock consist ing of eleven different pieces of steel, iron and brass, which, together with the key belonging to it, weighed only one grain. The same artist con structed a chain of gold containing forty-three links, which he fastened to the lock and key, and upon these being attached to the neck of a flee the insect was abl to draw them with ease. An unusual eas; of absent-mindedness w as noted the other day in Lewis ton. Me. A man entered an otlice, transacted some business and went out. leaving a package done up in a piece of newspaper on a desk. The tenant of the ofli.'e saw it, thought the man would return for it, and let it lie. Hut the man came not back, and examination show. ng that the package contained greenbacks, it wa;; placed in a safe, and a boy was sent to hunt up the owner. Tuen the man came back hastily for ti e package and said there was nearly H,0;)0 in it CURRENT ANECDOTES. James Francis Oswald, av new queen's eouusel, is perhaps the hero of more good storit s than any man at the English lar. He was the junior who, on being old by Justice Kay that, "although he could teach him law, be could not '.each him manners." quietly remarked; "That is so, my lud." General James Fowler of Unity, Me., who is still 1 ving, aged about 91 years, relates the story that when a small boy his mother sent him to a neighbor's to borrow a darning needle for a few days until she could mend up the family clothing, when he car ried it back. The boy had to walk over sixteen miles to do the errand. In a small village in the south of Scotland an elder in the parish church was one day reproving an old woman who was rather tiie worse for liquor, by saying: "Sara'i, don't you know that you should fly from the tempter?" Sarah (not too will pleased) "Flee yersel'." Elder "Oh, Sarah, I have flown. " Sarah "Aweel. I think ye'll be nane the waur o" anither flut ter. - Ml!. WILLIAM .IFSsKN. 1 had a cry severe ea-e of the catarrh, every sympton espe cially marked and distressing. I had also bronc hia! trouble, and my liins were ijiiite s.-riously affected. This was in v condition when 1 went to con-ii it t ),,. specialist s of the Stack -hoii-e Medical Institute. I bewail to feel relief after the tirst treatment. Now lam perfectlv well. The pains ; : i i . 1 aclo-s :irc all pine and I am ::-:iii abb- to do mv work. I am positive i ut Drs. staikhoiisc am! Dani.-l ! form t !,- remarkable cures that are t : cijiit tit !v i etiorted and, lean persi-naily n liiL'hc-t pi. -sj 'com liietoi io tel in-.' them in thr S acJ- oush Medical l s'Jlute. t'llUIXE xTACKllol'SE. M. D. J sFI'H A. DANIEL. M. D. I.'oom- 1 ami 1 S . wiii'i 'i a I..- urn Di "-", 1 1-':-. t F mir. TuV.e ti e Eleva'or.l B. W. Coinr of B : it ane Tturd EtrMti, iHVlMtJKT, OWA, T lie !:, fill :n,d ji ran lift.' !y c.-ta! li-lnd S;cia: st- in ho irvicm-Lt o' Ta'a-Th. Asthma, D- eu-- nf the f ye. Ksr, No-p. 1 bivat and Luns, r v.iu- I i-en-i'-, lt'ootl and Skin Dis-cftsi-: I liien'c lli-i :l-rs. Cffi.-r 11 i.r M i. in. In li m . 2 to i and 7 to 8 p. Ut. : sun v-. Hi 'n V2 on'y 1 lie Yoltimt or Niagara. The amount of water passing .over Niagara Falls must. ofcourse, vary with the season. I'rofessor . I). Gunntng. who has spent much time and labor in making careful estimates, t-avs that the average amount which tumbles over the great cataract for every minute day and night, "year in and year out." is 1 '.000,000 cubic feet. Allowing- sixty-two and one-half pounds to the cubic foot, this would give a total o.f .".'.'.'. .", )0 tons of water per minute. About two-thirds of the whole passes over that portion known as Horseshoe Falls. I'rofessor li. W. Thornton's es'imates put itat 100.000, 000 tons per hour for both falls. . Criticism stavnl fl. Mr. C. K. Tuckerinan records an instance in which harles Sumner neatly evaded a tacit criticism from Macanlay. Jt was at a London dinner-party, when oue of the guests asked the Americau where Washing ton's body w as buried. "His ashes," replied Sumner, somewhat sententi ously. "repose on the banks of the Potomac. " "His ashesl" said Macaulay, who was present; "was his body burned?" "No." replied Sumner, who perceived the intended satire; "it was buried, like the forefathers of the hamlet, and, like them, 'in his ashes live hi.s wonted fires.'" I Freurhuiiiu'a Translation of Skedaddl The other day the grand steeple chase was won by a dark horse bear ing the unpronounceable name Ske daddle. The hopless gommeux wrote to their friend, the Figaro, which journal answered in the easy way that all other journalists envy, that the name of the Irish horse that won le grand steeple d' Auteuil should bo pronounced "Skideddle," and then ex plained: "This bizarre word is a piece of slang which means 'Go to It was invented in America during the secession war and was ad dressed in a sarcastic way to soldiers who took to flight." SAFE FROM THIEVES. A tiy f:iio.j I rlt tit IK l ate In Siaiu'a t'aplttt. A costly ring, unguarded by police or other special protection, hangs sus pended to a silken cord round the neck of a statue of the Maid of Alma dena, the patron saint of Madrid, in one of the much frequented parks of the Spanish capital. It is set with valuable diamonds and pearls, but, notwithstanding, there is not the least danger of its being stolen; the greatest thief in Spain would sooner steal the plate from his own mother's coffin than to even so much as touch the un canny relics. Its history is curious and interest ing, being equal to anything related in mediieval folk lore. It was made in accordance with a special order from the late Alfonso XII. who gave it to his cousin, the beautiful Mercedes, on the day of their betrothal. She wore it constantly during her short mar ried life. L'pon her death the king presented it to his grandmother, tueen Christina. She died soon after accepting it and the king then passed the dead'y little jeweled baud of gold to his sister. Infanta de IMar, who died within a month after. Again the accursed circlet started on its deadly rounds, next finding a place upon the linger of Christina, daughter of the duke de Montpensier. In less than '00 days she, too, was dead. Alfonso then put the cursed jewel in his own casket of precious relics, and lived less than a year after so doing. Is it any wonder that such a har binger of death can safely hang on a itatue in an unguarded square? she It All There. A woman tiii years old. living on the, headwaters of Grassy Creek. Ken tucky, has been gaining in flesh rap Idly for the past four years, and now weighs 60.1 pounds She is the wife of Samuel Gamble, ami when married, ten years ago, jnly weighed 10o. They have two childa'n T years of age thai weigh ! 00 and 103 respectively, t A Go;d Reasen for Living, "she lives to low and loves to live, she loves to live because sne lives to love " Macy think it is a in to be icck; beioe o. one cannot bestow ihe ir affection on other as thf Creator intended: he in; no. it 1 a duty to cire yonrse'.f. Most women, tticte davs, need an i iiratiug toiic. Wom-oii' teachers, "shop Kirls," drc-Hmakcrs. milliners, and those achject to tiresome labor, have fjuni a boon in Dr. Pierce's fa vorite prescription. It Is a soothing and etrinchtcnine nervine, inaucin? refresh' ni sleep, relieves despondency and restrros to lull use all the appe'ites Mid artiC-ions tit one's na ture. It is tod, hy drurpst , under a guarantee from its mak r that it ill, '"i every case, give satisfaction, or ir'ce tlt.O'1) v ill Ik- prompt'- refunded. Sustain Home Indus! BY Calling for Rock Isla Brewing Co., Beer. Si&K-HEADAGHE ' .- miserable. All other :t:? as nutLing in com- - Voi!iO!U-sic'ci;illyknow .t .- ;;7e;';:ij:, anil few escape its ,.,.. p THE RELIEF AND CURE IS ilar.y people take pills, which gripe ami purge, weakening the bo-Ty. More take Simmons Liver Iivgulator, liquid or powder, be cause more pleasant to take, does H'A gripe, and is a mild laxative, that ai.-o tones up the system. The relief 13 quick. It is Nature's own remedy, purely vegetable 'I never found anything to do no any piiiHl until 1 used Simmons l.Iver Regula tor. It tins been three years- since I first used it and I have not had Sick Headache since. I sent my sister (wlm had Iruin one to Iwo attacks of Sick Headache every week i nue-half of a rackairc, ami she haa nut had it hiucc," C. s. iloituis, Browns Mile, W.Va. -EVEKT PACKAG-1 Ha our 7. Stamp In rel on wrapper, J. li. ZE1L1.N Si CO.. Phuadelplu-. Pi. Is Life Worth Living? Tbat Depends l'pon Yonr Health. MONROE'S TONIC Will cure you and keep yc-i well. For 8a: e a: Harper House Pharmacy. The Best Beer Made, On Tap everyvvfiere. TRY IT. tu n iu j o : nic ixutiv. isiduu Dicwuig vuiiipany, Slices, ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery Huber's City Brewery and Raible & Stengel"; Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Jun? Bottling Works, has one of the most comoh brewing estaDiisnments including bottling A i. XI- - J.. TI I ? parmieiu in uie country, i ne product is jfc uloi. ULtl U UUUXU ttL lilt UlCWuy opi delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and mav be ordered direct from the head offices (r m line avenue by Telephone. CONRAD SCHNEIDER DKAL3U IN- GROCERIES, PROVISIONS Flour, Etc. Peienone 10S' 231 Twentieth s- Krtablisbed 1680 lftH rtLVyni-ai i HE CHEAPEST. Save money bv buying your Crockery, Glasswai-. (ti lery, Tinware, Wcodware, and Brushes, at tie C d ai: Reliable 5 and 10 Cents Store. MRS. C. iflITSCH-8. 1314 Tturs a SETTERS & ANDERSON. CONTRACTORS and BUILDER; All Kinds or Carpenter Work Done. General Jobbing done on (hort notice and Bansracrton cnarKteiiJ. Offirm aal Shorn 721 Twelfth Ktrt- KWK ISLAM A. BLACKBALL Manufacturer of all kinds of BOOTS AND SHOES Gents' Fine Shoes a Specialty. Kepairing done neatly and pron-. : A share of Tonr patrons;;e respectfnlly solicited. 1618 Second Avenue. Iu i k I-.sei!. I R Hudson. M. J. Paeib HUDSON & PARKER, CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS, AH kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to Estiw fnrniahail mVian :. 3 - vuu ueei.H . Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth ft. Rock Island - i Rock Island Brass! Foundr AND ARCHITECTURAL WORK, 41. aind, of brass, Seor tt Oi-?in-t 1611 First averne. rear Ferry latcL . miEI:'- J.UaGEH, I'ropiirt V J. Ma CHRISTY, Steam Cracker Bakery, KlIDFlCTDh OF ttfMl US :ST Ask Tonr Oroc) f0r Them. .The thristj -Vstib" kr.i Ctr.-'r FKCIiLTIES: rji John Volk 5c Co. GENERAL- CONTRACTORS AND : HOUSE BUILDERS. Manufacturers of Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring Wainscoating, . And all kinds of wood work for builders, -Eighteenth St. bet. Third and Fourth avenues. BOCK ISLAND. DUNCAN'S DAVEItPORT BUSINESS COBLEGE. The thoroagh instiucUon iiven at thi s School is verified by ml than 100 diffeatt B osing their Students. 112 and 114 East Second Street, DANPORT, 10 OperaHo usekaloo GEORGE SCHAFEB . MOT Second Arcane, Corner of Sixteenth Street, r Apposite Harper's Tcettre. The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer andigars always on Hi Free Lanes Krery Day BacAches Furnished on Steort M JO'"