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T1IK ' AltGUS TIIU15SPAV. OCTOliElt 19, 18JKJ.
r. - ! THE ARGUS. -.-T PofMUhed Dally and Weekly at 16. ' Second Avenue, Rock Island, III. I. W. Potter. PUBLISHER. Tnma Dally 50c per month; emi.j ta.uo r aaaun; la advance 1 .50 . AH communications of a critical or are umenta ltr character, political or religion, moat hare real same attached for publication. No such article will be printed over fictitious signatures, anormout communications not notWd. Oorreapondenee solicited from every township lr Bock Island county . TnrnsDAr. October 19, 1893. St. Lii Rf.pl bli-: Poor oM re publican party! It is moribunil in the north and west, and dead as a door nail in the south. In Virginia. (Jeorjria. Alabama and Texa it has pone bodily out of business. In evi-rv one of the states the democrats have ceased to count the republican vote amonjj the elements of opposition. The only question is: How will the republican vote divide between dem ocrats and populist? There is noth ing left of the republican partv in t lie south except a bad odr :uid an evil name. Tlie Ailinlnitra:irn Kqiiipacet No president of the United Stute lias ever had finer carriages than those Mr. Cleveland owns. There is a landau for which -'.im.m was paid, a brougham worth $1. .. and astvl ish victoria which cost an eijua! sum. Mrs. Cleveland's j.liieton wa made to order for 1. ii: i i. The vehi cle most used by the president i a surrey, in which he takes Ha by Itutli out iu the niornin; for a jin to the Soldiers' home or A!intin. Onlv four of the eiht in-rsi-s in the ta bles are the private property of the president. The place of coachman to the president is -not in jwilitics," and the incumbent of the office is a personal employe o.' the chief execu tive, by whom he is paid for hi ser vices. Mr. Cleveland's livery is dark blue with bras buttons. Hi- has to buy the feed for his own hore. but I'ncle Sam provides him with a in o in. The government provide and maintains equipages f-r all of the cabinet ofliccrs, though some of them are much better otT in that respect than others. For example, only :t coupe is furnished for IL'ke Smith, while Secretary of Agriculture Morton has the ue of three hand some black hores anil three stvlih vehicle. Secretary of the Treasury Carlisle likewise has three oflicial conveyances, (ien. ireham is pro vided with a coupe, a urrey and two horses. For the convenience of Sec retary Herbert there is a coiijkj and an old-fashioned open vehicle. Hut the secretary of the navy appropri ately has the use of the tinest nvern mcnt yacht, the U. S. dispatch boat. IMphin. I'otmater General Hise!l lias at his disposal two oflicial vehi cles. The war department main tains for the benefit of Secretary l.a ruont a couple of turnouts. Mst of the assistant secretaries of the vari ous departments are provided with oflicial turnouts, which are main tained at the expense of the government. I'Bconditlona! Repeal. Senator Palmer is one of the un qualified, unconditional repealers, and is utterly opposed to any com promise; but he hasn't lost faith in the United States senate nor in the power of the majority to control it, like so man- of the able goldite jour nals, whose editors and correspond ents feel that the government is "o ing to the dojjs" because they have never made senators to run things a they should be run. Senator Palmer understands that minorities have rights, and that so lonr as they exer cise those rights within the legiti mate provisions of the laws and reg ulations of the government they should not be condemned. He savs in an interview: It is all nonsense to say we can't get a vote. We can get a vote if we have the courage and persistency to stick to it. I am not in favor of contests of endurance. The all-night session is simply a process of standing a man physically weak up against one who is strong. After being knocked down the weak man may pick him flelf up and renew the light, but he is foolish to invite the knock down blow when he can avoid it. If we settle down for a long siege, sitting every day from 11 in the morning till 6 at night, we can soon tire these fellows out. Sooner or later the time must come when we can get a vote. Cinderella and Her Slipper. Yes, I know yon are saying to your self, "That headline would have looked and sounded better had it been 'Cinder ella and the Glass Slipper,'" but the writer has been Sinking a critical study of this most interesting nursery viovy and finds that the famous -fcIa.s" slip per properly has no place iu it. The "glus.-TKlip)K)r is really the "fur," "cloth" or "felt" slipper, the word "lass" hav ing been substituted through a strange mistranslation of the story. In the orig inal it was written pantoufle en vair, which, licing translated, would be "the fur slipper." The translator, however, wrote it as if it had 1ieen pautoufle en verre, making the "little cinder girl's" fur foot covering one of glass, which, it must be admitted, would be one quite appropriate to a fairy. St. Louis Republic. WHY SHE WAS GRACIOUS. 6 Tha Bright Voiof Wenoa Who Insisted That the Old Man Should Sit Down. The car wus crowded, and when it stopped at the corner to take on an other passe ljrer everybody groaned and inwardly curseii the conductor. The new arrival was an elderly, white-haired old gentleman, and he picked his way laboriously down the aisle, looking wistfully from one seat to another. Sjma of the healthy young men busied themselves with their papers; others looked straight ahead and. pretended not to see the new passenger. Suddenly a fine-looking, well-dressed woman created a commotion and a revulsion of feeling by arising gracefully and politely of fering the old man her seat. "I am younger than you, sir," she said sweetly, "and can better afford to stand tip. I insist upon your taking my seat." Protestations were made but proved useless, and the old man dropped into the seat with a sigh of satisfaction. Instantly everybody in the car felt mean and half a dozen arose and of fered the kiml-hearted lady a seat. "Thank ycu." she replied stiffly. "I'm going to alight at the next cor ner: keep your seats." The passenj ers resumed the'r seats in a shamefac?d manner. They looked out at the gliding rows of houses and wondered when cars would be built large enough to protect them from such embarri s.ing ajoment. Thev felt a little bt tter when, as th ladr alighted, she muttered to a frie.i.l. "It's all rlffht: I wouldn't have given the old uan my scat onlv he's my grocer ai.d I owe him a bill. Stringency of the money market, vou know." She tripped .ightly away and every body smiled A CAPTIVE WILDCAT. Xlc ArentT I et ila a Weakne for the Km !y Chicken. Everybody ii Florida has heard of Nie Arend's .vildeat. The cat was given Nie som ; months ago and ever since then has been living on the fat of the land. Th- cook, a colored woman, at Nil's place, feeds the cat, which has manifested a great fond ness for her. When she approaches the cage he purrs in the most pleased manner, but if anybody else comes about him he immediately growls and shows his wicked-looking fangs. The cat is perfectly satUGed with his home. Two or three times his cage door has been accidentally left open, but he never even walked outside to see what the rest of the world looked Mk- However, whenever it occurred that the cage doo- was left op.-n, Ni always missed a chicken. Ttie other day he saw t ie cat catch one. lie simply crouche 1 down by the door and waited until th chicken, oblivious of danger, came along, and then he shot out hi paw an 1 had the chicken In the head. Aft. r he cat -he ana kills the fowl he pic js all. the feathers off of it almost as -arcful'v as a conk, and uses his mouth in the operation while holding the birl between his paws. A PRETTY LITTLE INCIDENT. The Mini lleat ti.'nl Sight at the 1'alr Wa a Mother and Son. The most beiutiful thing I saw at the fair was an old woman in one of the wheelchairs, her son pushing it, writes a Chicago correspondent. Her white hair anu Care furrowed face showed she had waited more than three score and ten years for one of the happiest d tys of her life. The plain dress proved neither was rich in purse, but she was rich in jov, he richer than Gould in making his mother happy. I shall forget many wonderful tl ings I saw at the fair, :ut never forget the little, old woman in black res ing so cosily in that rolling chair, her joy lr. face under the aure ole of white hair as her stalwart son bent over her ai.d told her some new wonder they were coming to. "Are we almost the e. son?" she asked in her eagerness. "Yes, mother," he said, smiling at her childlike enjoy ment, "and it will take your breath this time, sure." And she laughed like a girl and he chuckled like a de lighted boy as .hey passed on, not knowing that arybudy noticed them. Perhaps no oae else saw their happi ness, but he was the one man on the grounds that I ecvijd. A I'ainter'e ri art lea' Knowledge. David, the famous French paint?r, made one of his pictures for the salon, with the figure of a rancing horse foaming at the mouth. It was all the rage. One day, as David passed along the gallery, he s iw a sturdy farmer laughing heartily at the picture. "What are you laughing at?" the painter inquires. "I am thinking of the imbeciie whr drew that horse," replied the far ner. "Onlv a fool would be ignorant of the fact that a hors s never fo;irr s unless he has a bit in his mouth, sir ' Getting Op-, of" I'arllaiuent. A member of parliament cannot re sign. When he wishes to retire he ac cepts the stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds, a nominal office in the gift of the crown an 1 paying a salary of 20 shillings a year. No member of parliament can remain in his seat after accepting a government appoint ment other thaii a cabinet position, and this fiction of the stewardship has thus been pel pctuated for at least 000 3'ears. First Sulci le on Itecord. The first distance of suicide record ed in scripture is that of Sampson, 1$. C. HIT. The fecond is that of Saul K C. lon-i. Rather than fall into the hands of the Philistines, when hard pressed in battle, he drew his sword and fell upon it and so died. Jndas Iscariot, through remorse, went and hanged himself. A MOCK WEDDINQ. Peuotylvaula ClrU Amu.log Tlietlve In the Absence of Young Men. Society in West Pittston, a wealthy and fashionable town nine miles from Wiikesbarre, Pa., is amused over the escapade recently of twenty promi nent young ladies of that place. The gills of the town, those between 13 and 20 years of age, area jolly crowd, and are compelled by the lack of young men tj amuse themselves to a great extent, t-ome of the most adventurous a few days ago decided upon a novel entertainment and rapidly completed preparations for the affair, which came off that night. The greatest secrecy was maintained, but, unfortunately for the girls, several young men were suspicious of their unusual activity and managed to otjs un a clew to their object mock marriage. It was held at the home of Miss Genevieve Rommel and was a com plete success. Ten of the girls were attired in men's suits, three being in full dress. The ceremony was per formed in regular style. A temporary altar was formed by a table, the min ister stood waiting as the bridal party entered the room, the bride leaning on the arm of her pretended father, and the bridesm-tids following Then came si usher in male attire. The groom and h bet man met them at the alta". where the m ek ceremony was performed with all due solemnity. I'nfortunatel y :'or the girls three young men. who had diseovere 1 their secret, watched the proeee.l:ngs with a good deal of interest and the whole town soon heard of it. The poor g'.r'.s are now in a very embarrassing situ ation, their parents are angry and shocked, and the .- are afraid to ven ture on the street to face the laughter of the people. WEIRD TALE ABOUT WHALES. A CURLINC1RON. An Ouiiu; I'ariv I-uiiikI a Sew lie tor the liiiriiiiient. A jarty of I'tica. X. Y., ladies went to the St. Lawrence for a ten days' Stay during the a inner. One uf the young hulies in the party had the mis fortune while eating to get a small fishbone in her throat. It did not strangle her. but gave her considera ble discomfort, ai:d every effort to dis lodge it failed. Fears were enter tained that unless the bone was taken out it would cane inflammation, and so the sufferer was taken in a row boat and a visit made to a neighboring island in search of assistance. The b..ne could be seen just back of the tonsils, but how to get at it was the question. In the search for aid a den tist was f uad. but he had nj ins'.ru ments with which to perform the op era t ion. At length, as a trial, a visit was made to a rather pretentious cottage on one side of the islands, where same wealthy people were staying, and. though they searched, they could find nothing aiming their household uten sils t-hat could le used for the purpose of fishing for the bone. "Why wouldn't a curling iron do?"' suddenly aked one of the voun? ladies, with a tljsh of inspiration ia her eyes. "Why not. indeed'.'" was in the mind of everybody. And then the wond r was why this had not been thought of before f curling iron was pro.-nred, and, though a li: tie nervousness was ex hibited on the part of the operator the sufferer's le oth t-he soon suc ceeded in catching the bone between the jaws of the instrument and draw ing it out. Then everybody laughed and all were happy. It Full at Interest, llift. the re porter liJ Nut Catch On. A jolly mariner stood on the deck of the steamship El Rio in Xew York and told two guileless reporters a story about whales. The narrator of the yarn is mate of the vessel. lie is too modest to have his nane men tioned; at least he said he was. El Rio is from Xew Orleans, She did not scare bigger than a flying fish until she was in the vicinity of the Hat teras banks. That locality, the mate said, was so infested with whales that the El Rio had difficulty in threading her way through the laby rinth of mammals. "How did they look? Were they very large?" asked an eager listener. "Well, you see, I was below at the time aid did not get a view of them," replied the veracious narrator. The reporter Ijoked at his fellow scribe, and the two gazed ab-tractedly at the man who was below. He cheer fully proceeded. There were five whaling schooners there, he said, and all of them were chasing whales. Three had dead mammals moored alongside and the other two were just on the point of rounding up their prey when the El Rio passed. Three wh:i" -hi its were traveling toward di.Tvve.!- o;nts of the compass, each in tow f i bi ' whale which had been lru-p i - 1 The re-xirters listlessly tool. - ,f what the m I'.e was say ing '" i he proeeede.l acrain a sliu l i through the ship ltefore th- 11 li i cleared the locality, re in:' r . .e man who was below, the wha ,.r n to sp mt and the spray b : 'r m the inverted cataracts c: --a e ! . nist that looked like a fog. The re or'.ers arose with a sigh. HE WAS A RUNNER.' Anil Wn peeJy Koaa-h to Outstrip a i.c.irffia I leer in a Knee. Tood Walker, of Murray county, Ga. . is perhaps the swiftest runner in that state. A citizen who went deer hunting with him recent'y thus de scribes his remarkable agility: "The deep baying of the hounds greeted our anxious ears and soon we saw a large buck, with horns that must have been over six feet wide, come bounding from behind the mountain, wiie Tood about fifty rods n the rear an! the hounds close in his wake. "As a natural consequence the party from Spring Place was completely uu manned seeing Tood ahead of the hounds and so near his buckship, and not a gun was fired nor a sound made, nor a man stirred, but all "tood look ing breathlessly on. an 1 the deer, Tood and the hounds were far behind the mountain iu a jiff. "Eut not long did we have to debate this agility of our young friend, for they soon reappeare 1 from the same point as at first and this time Tood and the d r were side by side, with their tongues hanging out and run ning as if their very lives depended on the race. "Xow. it is patting it mildly to say we were thunderstruck to gaze on this amazing spectacle and we simply stood aghast till Tood, the deer and the dogs again disappeared around the mountain. "It is useless for me to state that when they again passed my 'stand' Tood was about fifty yards ahead of the almost exhausted deer and gain ing at every jump. Sustain Home Indu bY- Calling for Rock Islj "RrATirincr fin "D- The Best Beer Made, On Tap everywhere. TRY IT. The Rock Island Brewing Company, sir Huber's City Brewery and Raible & St?pJ rvuLiv lsuiiu Diewcry, well as JuliUS jVJ Bottling Works, has one of the most rnrX Brewing establishments including Bottiirr panmeni in me couniry. i ne product is very best. Beer is bott'ed at the brewer; delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and be ordered direct from the head offices o line avenue by Telephone. HE MERELY WONDERED. 1 trp 'r ou-uli i ivi hout a Line. A method -f s ctj ling the deep sea without a in.' bus been devised by John Miiriro. It consists of dropping a lead eonta ning a cartridge which ex plodes on striking the botto:n. The sound of the explosion is received by a submerged microphone apparatus communicating with the shin. The i depth is estimated by the time occu pied by the lead in sinking to the bot tom. A very ingenious method of ac- eomplishing the same end was em ployed in ir William Sicmen's bath- ymeter. Th;s instrument wa intend- ' ed to sound the deep sea without a line through the varying attraction of ' gravity on a mercury column pro- i duced by the diff .-rent depths of water underneath it T.ie bathymeter was tried on a cable ship, but given np be cause it w.is too sensit vo to the sur- ! face waves. . II tigmann Stunr. There is a large bowlder lying in a field near Foreiuark. England, which is known throughout Derbyshire as "Hangman's Stone." The exposed portion of the bowlder rises about si feet above the surface of the sur rounding field and has a narrow ditcll or indentation running across the top. The mark, so tradition says, was made in this way: A shep thief, in t'ie dead of ni-ht while 'ettiing against the bo wide- ?o r- . . a -ed hi- b oty abov . oti the tl ;t s i -'aee of the stone. The m:in had h.- sheep tied with a rope, a n l in i s effort to escape the creature slipped on the opposite side, and the rope catching under the thief s chin choked him to death. The indentation in the rock was uvide by the friction of the rope while the dy ing man was engaged in an effort to extricate himself Summer Stationery" Explained. "When my eye first caught the words 'summer stationery' upon a placard in a bookstore window," said a shop per. "I wa? inclined to won der wherein it varied from . winter stationery, whether it was thinner, or perhaps in some way cooler, . but upon reflection it seemed probable ' that summer stationery meant simply , stationery put up for the convenient ; Probably He Thought He Wj Not Suited to ,Io1q the Aogel Throng. The boarder looked up appealingly at his landlady. There were in his face thelinesof patient suffering that dumb driven cattle show when one looks at them closely, and there was about him that air of submission mar ried men sometimes cannot quite con ceal. The landlady caught his eye. "Well, what is it?" she asked sus piciously. He turned the chicken leg over on his plate meekly and looked at her again. "Well," she asked, "is there any thing the matter with your victuals'." "No." he sighed, wearily. "I was merely wondering." "Wondering at what?" Ain't it clean?" she askeJ nervously? "Quite clean, quite clean," he said apologetically and with encourage ment to her. jS "Then what are you wondering at?" she insisted. "I was merely wondering," he said, "if you intended making an angel of me." "How do you mean? You don't think I want to poison you, do you?"' "Oh, no; but for months and months you've been feeding me on wings, wings, wings, nothing but wings, and now that you have given me this drumstick, I merely woader if you didn't want me to join the heavenly choir as one of the musicians," and once more he sighed and looked at her appea ingly. A -chem That Failed. "I hear that Sa umerby and his wife are trying to get a divorce. What is the trouble?" "Incompatibility of temper. You see they made an agree ment when they were wed that they should never both get angry at the same time. The result is that instead of both getting mad at once and fight ing it out, one or the other is angry all the time, and they don't have any happy moments at all. ueer Custom. Every del.berative civil body in England, even down to the town councils, is provided with a mace, which is brought forth with solemn ceremony and placed on the table be fore the deliberations begin. In one or two city councils a candlestick .of surer is added to the mace, and acts use of summer travelers and sojourn- passed in the absence of these objects ers." are supposed to be illegal. Ogo m.ni Si on 721 Twelfth Kt.. A. BLACKBALL Manufacturer of all kind of BOOTS AND 8H0ES- Gente' Fine Shoee a Specialty. KepaiHng done neatly and pron : v. A share of vonr patronage repfcctfully solicited. 1618 Second Avenue. Keck L.;: CONRAD SCHNEIDEj DKALKR IN GROCERIES,, PROVISIONS Flour, Btc. reienoone 1098. 231 Twentieth Established lSS0-19i ALWAYS THF HHFAPFST - - ... wca k. fl i iv, , Save money by buying your Crockery, GJasswair ( I F lery, Tinware, Woodware, and Brashes, at ir MiThl F! Reliable 5 aid 10 Cents Store. MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Tbira 4, SEIVERS & ANDERSON. 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