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THE ARGUS. Published Dally and Weekly at 16M Second Avenue, Bock Island, 111. J. W. Potter. PUBLISHER. THE PHILOSOPHY OF NOISE. UNIONggLABEL Taut Daily Sue per month; Meekly M OO par annum; in advance $1 .SO. An communications of a critical or aruumenta live Character, political or religious, mnst have real name attached for publication. No snch articles will be printed over fictitious signatures. Anoymona commnnlcations not noticed. C orrespondence solicited from every township in Bock Island county. Friday, October 50, 1S93. That Siam matter is still a disturb in element in Kuropean relations, but. as usual in surh eases, the inter est of the country which it U proposed to "r'Rb" is the very last to be coa-sidereJ. The difference between the Nica ragua canal and the Panama canal appears to be that tha former has spent $4,000,000 and has rot nothing to show for it, while tho latter has spent ."'K0'"0,0M with like results. A New Yokk cigar dealer says t the police are persectit'nq: him WUSC UU IVIUM'S LU le lor nothing. 4 hat tlia it be tliem riga . v . .v...i..0t - ...... . . V V 111 , 1 in need of some system that will pr . .1.., r-, .i ...i! - m i tut: jiuuiic iroiu iu ponce. bo o- Tliree Million I'nr Kinlou nx-nt Orders. There is vr ;.tMiii.(MMi lyiu in the coimiiotiWt'alth's treasury in the .state house ht Boston awaiting iliMribution nmotig the certificate holders of the de funct endowment orders. In order to facilitate a pettlement the suprenie ju dicial court proposes to take an active stand in the matter, and to that end E. C. Bumpus has been appointed by the court a special master to examine into the situation of the several endowment order corporations, to confer with the re ceivers and to report to the court a plan for an immediate dividend to the claim ants, with the draft of a decree ordering such a dividend. Judge Bumpus has taken such a course of inquiry as will probably result in a practical solution of the endowment cases, the court evident ly having come to the conclusion that the only way to settle them up is to take a common sense view of the matter and arrange a settlement which will not al low long litigation ending in a wasting of the assets. Boston Letter. A Id Stoker's lrik. A strange railway accident, which might have had terrible consequences, is rejiorted to have happened at the Bologna station on Friday. The stoker of an en gine which was stopping at the station of Galliera on the Ferrara-Bologna line, in tho engine driver's absence and ap parently in a sudden fit of madness, set the engine going at full sjeed. running toward Bologna. The telegraph was immediately set in motion, warning Bo logna and the four intermediate stations, and fortunately the line was clear, and the engine was shunted onto a side line where there were only six empty car. riages, and into these it dashed at full speed. The stoker had during the whole time continued to heap coal on the fire. The engine and carriages were of course telescojied, and the stoker was so badly lrart that he died soon afterward. St. James Gazette. Insert LifJIn Kausas. The hot, stifling air brings fresh ter rors in the form of winged insects and things that creep. Bugs as big as clothes pins pounce upon the wayfarer and claw and scratch until hurled from the neck and stamped under foot. Then there is a green bug which comes out of the night like a rifle shot and sinks all its feet into one's flesh. This beast is now in season. Grassliopin-rs as long as the little finger of a grown man crawl lei surely up the 6creen of your window, stopping from time to time to take ob servation and finally tumbling back into the street to find temporary lodg ment in the whiskers of the native, who is almost certain to be in range. Kan sas Cor. Chicago Herald. A Jolly Old Mayor. Don Jose Galendo, mayor of the city of Alba, is in a parlous plight indeed. News from Madrid proclaims that his worship has been taking unreasonable liberties with the public treasuries and haa in fact been proved guilty oi 217 distinct forgeries, robberies and so forth. The penalty for each separate crime is 14 years' imprisonment, and as sentences do not run concurrently by Spanish law poor Don Jose mnst go to prison for 8,033 years. This would amount to life sen tences for three or four Methuselahs. Black and White. A Humble JDresa Reformer. AtMuncie last night Freight Conduct or Leige Love of the Big Four found a frail looking girl on top of a box car of his train dressed in boy's clothes. The girl Baid she was from Steubenville, O., and had taken to the life of a perennial tramp in order to see the world. She excused the garb she wore by declaring that she was in favor of dress reform for women. The venturesome miss refused to give her name and acted very independent. In dianapolis Journal. A Railroad's Meannen. The recent cutdown in wages among employees at the general oflice of the B. and A.road 6eems somewhat incongruous with the yearly report, which showed a wonderful increase in the net earnings of the road. It seems to be only a case of a "cussed opportunity," not to be resisted by a railroad company any more than the man whose wife is out of town. Springfield (Mass.) Graphic Aversion t Disturbance la a Symptom o.' Neurotic Degeneration. A woman sufferin ; from neuralgia sta tions her son to keep boys from making a noise in front of the house. A boy comas by whistling a ierfonuance in which we must lecognize a natural, wholesome and boj like act, whereupon there ensues a short, sharp fight between the pair, in which one is accidentally cut. The upshot is not important; thebrigin of it is. It has long been usual to accord spe cial privileges to iivalids in relieving them against nois. Formerly straw would be strewn in the street, and thou sands of persons who were not sick would be inconvienced to ease the pains of one who was. In part, this custom was one of ostent ition. It could be practiced only by the influential who were exalted by lr.aking themselves a nuisance. When tit ath ensued, a hatch ment was set up in the same spirit of vainglory. All the windows in the house were closed f ir a term, the dura tion of which was fsed by custom, but which bore a relatio i to the estate of the tleceaseil and the consequent degree of exaltation descending vtpon his heirs. All healthy animais delight in noise. The description inel ides barbarous folk and iliilTren. Do;.s bark (curs only sneak off), birds s. ream, boys shout, girls clap hands to their ears in sweet confusion, horses paw, all animate na ture responds tothe exhilaration of noise. The sick do not. In every form of sick ness the nervous function is deranged. As we have seen ; hove, mankind has shown its appreciati in of this fact by its customs. Excessivt sensibility to noise is thus one sympton of neurotic degen eration. It is the in irk of one broad dis tinction between tlu state of civilization and its opposite. It testifies to oue part of the price which that state exacts from man on his physical i,le. Within civilization itself indifference to noise is one of ti e distinctions of a system rudely healthful, both in body and mind. Thecon.vrse of this propo sition is equally tnit . Whenever a per son displays peculiar sensitiveness to noise we may know ihat the case is one of an unwholesome mind in an unwhole some body. From t le fact that the dis turbance is essential y a neurotic one it follows that it is controllable to a great extent by the will. Much of the dis turbance that is experienced from noise can le put completely aside by exercise of the will A bar icing dog may keep one person awake w iile his healthier or wiser neighbor sleei s the sleep of the just. Under the pinging of the cable car bells a valetudit ariun subsides into frenzy while his you-igtr clerk is lamped in dreams of the npiaily unconscious typewriter on the nest floor. The con trast here need not be one of relative strength of mind me-ely; one of the two minds is sick. In such a cas- the will power is im paired. It would probably be found that the complaining person is also irritable, passionate, perhaps consumed by self contemplation. In many cases of this order relief could no doubt be gained through treatment "y suggestion. But in vastly the greater nnmicr the patient is comjtetent to miu st- r to himself, lie is still capable of e eriiiig the will, and in this exercise lies complete and per manent cure. Fnrhermore, the cure does not apply alone to the particular noise that may have called for it. It will be found to have influenced the mind perman -ntly. The injurious effects at tributed to noise do not proce-d f roiu without, but from within. They do not inhere in the aerial vibrations, but in the mental response made to them. Finally it ought t'be observed that the disease is one that increases by be ing yielded to. Th noise that is "first noticed as an annoyance in some mo ment of irritation, anxiety or other nerv ous disturbance can be nursed into an object of horror. Time was when folks thought sensitiveness to noise to be evi dence of hiu'lt strung character. They were rather proud of it and trotted it forth in public. Th ; world knows bet ter now. It erects hospitals for the Mrs. Wittitterlys. whom it rather admired in Nicholas Xickleby's time. It no longer holds poor Torn of Bedlam for in spired, and siuce it has learned how much sickness is either a fruit or a phase of ignorance it is ge-ting a little sick of those sick folks, at It ast of whom it has a right to lo k for something liettcT. New York Evening fram. I ruit Good at. Any Time. All fruit is said to be most wholesome the first thing iu the morning and surely no fruit is so' cleausing and re freshing and very li tie so delicious at that hour as a big juicy melon, cooled over night and almost cracking open and voluntarily exposing its red heart after the knife has gone partly through it. Such a melon, however, is just as good at other hours in the hot days, for which it seems to be esjec ially provided as a refreshing experience, something more than the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. It is no wonder the south ern darkies are so fou 1 of watermelons. In these most trying days of the long summer -of the south the melon is more refreshing than chil: dewdrops on the early morning grass and to the over heated, overwearied and thirsty soul a good juicy ripe one ' comes home to the business and the bos sins" of darky and white man alike. Hertford Times. Katty Teitt For Proving a Diumoud. It is an easy matter to detect the dif ference between a genuine diamond and an imitation. Take a tube of filtered water and drop the stone therein. If it is paste, it can be seen as it passes through the water, but if pun' the eye is unable to 6eo it at all. Anot'ier test is to place the stone upon a jiet cil dot made on a piece of white paper. If the dot is du plicated upon the facets you can rest as sured that the stout is a fraud, but if not it is a good stone. The common be lief that a stone can be tested by filing is erroneous, for the best diamond ever cut will splinter and breaic when rasped with this instrument. St. Louis Globe-Dem ocrat. IMPORTANT D!.COVE.tY. Documents of the I'irst l'nr!irn ' greHsea Found In llie en-,te t;:t.-i:ert . The former assistant librr iiaii of t:;i senate, Mr. E. T. Cres-y. h.;s ma ! most important discovery a:n.iig the ;0. 000 volumes, snpjiosed to be useless which have lteen acenmnla; i::g fr y; u: in the basement of the senate wing ot tho capitol. After a search of mouths he has fot d TO volumes, hitherto sup posed not ) be, in existence, which com prise the senate documents of the llr.-t 1:5 congresses and the house documents t the first nine. The Congressional library, the Boston public library and the British museum are ail without these. inl the addition uf them to the senate library makes it the most valuable in the world for references of the proceedings, debates and diK-uitionts of congress. Almost from the adoption of tins con stitution all d.H-umejits of the senate and the hous have been set aside iu small numbers for the secretary of th senate. These were kept in bail older, if kept at all. and were scattered in vari ous places. Just after the war. how ever, they were all collected into the senate library, which occupies a num ber of alinort impenetrable recesses in the upjx r l ti ! of the senate wing and also an ;! il .lumber of still in. re difli cult nooks r.ii.l corners iu the basement near the heating in tciiinery. This hist was a dry and safe place, but hardlyany hofiy ever ventured within its doors. The -!o.0!-o vobmus accumulated there Were all s;-.ppoMl to be extra tines. Mr. Cressej's ili.-covt jy shows that they con tain peril:. ps ihe richest single treasure in tlii- emu; ry. T!;- e'-;!,u s sire in a good state of preservation, although they and mai.y others stacked in this unexplored retreat show trace.-; of the worms. Many of the backs indeed are entirely gone, but the pages are isoact. and the senate, library may ikhv boa.-t that it has for reference complete documents of the Semite and the house, all except those of the senate "of the Svoml congress. A f w of tue volume are 1 onnrl in manuscript, just as they came from the authors, and some of them, as it is le lieved. have in ver been printed. Dur ing the first 14 congresses none of the documents was numbered, lior was their character indicated by marks. Thus each must carefully be examined to as certain whether it is an executive or a miscellaneous document or a committee report. IVarliuif s.!iililuter .lust Itedeeuied. Daring w ar times the municipality of Albany issued (,n its own credit fraction al curreticj red-cmable on demand at the city trea suit r's i.- chamberlain's office. Mo.-t of the li.it money was redeemed with;. t the five years snbseqiu-nt to the end of t':. war. and during the seven tits the c'nu'i!'.-ri:i:i would K-called upon to change,, I.e.-.- coins. It was believed that all hall..,-. u up. Vest !.!. ;y. ho'.v.-vi-r. 01... mix rlain Hills was vi-iic'i by two joitng ladies who showed h:ui n tj'taiitiTy of the currency issued iti l-'ej him .:sUedhim what itwas worth.- To tl iiaia'oerhtin's questions as to how it ii.-.. 1 come into their jtosscs siou the elder repli'-l 5'n;it in looking over the t.r its of "a relative lately de ceased kv.as found stored away in an old box ;Joug with many war curios. Mr. Hills promptly handed over the counter iu good bills the f ice value of the money, between t;.'; and '10. A singular eoineidencv connected with the transaction vs that Chamberlain ILils himself paid out the currency re deemed yesterday to the f rigiual owner over ::o years ago. Albany Journal. Curling by I.tec-trit-ity. The lectrio c-.rriing iron is very sim ple. Tim wires conduct the electricity into the little stand into which the tongs are thrust. The latter are made the projter temperature by lu-at, which is generated by the resistance of the wires to the current. The stands are about two inches high and are usually nickel plated, although some of those manu factured by a firm in Berlin are plated with gold a nil have handsome handles. In traveling the iron and stands occupy only a very small space in a satchel. At tached to the stand is a silk cord, which may be ad justed loan incandescent wire after scre-.vi.ig off the little globe. New York Teh-gram. IT 1SX T .V THE ORD1SART WAY that Dr. Pierce's I'.-tvorite Prescription comes to tlie weak ami sintering womuu vlto needs it. It's gvnmnlviit. ot with words merely ; any medicine can make claims and promises. What is tiotie with tLo "Favorite Prescrip tion" ii this : if it fails to Ix nefit or cure, in eji v oast vonr niorit-v is roturnnfl. Van von ask any (x-tter proof that a medicine will do wuat it promises I It's an invigorating, restorative tonic, a oothinc and stren-.Tthening nervine, and a certain remedy for the ills and ailments that beset a woman. Iu "female coiniiluint" of every kind, ie-riolietiI xiitts. internal inflam mation or ulceration, bearing-down sensa tions, and u!l chronic weaknesses and ir regularities, it is a positive and complete cure. To every tin-d. overworked woman, and to every r.-.!t. nervous, and ailing one, it is guaranteed to bring health and strength. ooo ..O..O..O..O..Q..O..O..O.. ooo 1 Hair Death liisisntly remove and forever dt'ftroyc ob - . jeetlouHlile Ita r, whether upon the bands, face, arm or neck, without di -coloration O or injury tothe ntont delicate ekin. Itwas '. FOB F1FTT TFARS TH B SECRET FORM ULA OF '. C Kt-A'ncs Wilson, acknowledged by pbyi- o ; cioa aa the highest authority and the c most eminent derma'ologist and hair specia- 0 list that ever lived. Uurine his Drivatc prac- ticeof a life l m among the nohlity and ar- . iotocrucy of Kurope be prescribed thi re- . cipe. Pr "e, $1 by v ail. f curely packed. O ('orresDondet.cTonfl' cntial. 8oleA?entii C : fr America. 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REA, Surgeon and Specialist Who lia created rurh a sensation In jrt-d I'ronnd t'h'rairo bv curinir tliseHwH tli.il almost b filed the u edical fraterni'y of the c ttntry. and bvthe request ( t many irtentis ana paticLt- r.e Has de ciurd to visit Rock Island At the Harper House, FRIDAY, OCT. 27th. Returning every month during the year, to remain a day. IT. Ilea hue been c nnected with the lament hospital in the country, mod ha no superior iu diagnosing urd treating cisesse and defoma- tiea. lie will give S.V) for any case he cannot tll the disease, and where locate t in five minute. He will return to Kock Island every month lo re main one dav. Treats till curable medical and imrgical dis eases, acute and chronic catarrh, i let-apes of the eve. ear and nose, tu-oat am birg-s. d)pcpeia, Itrigbt' disease, tilaheter. kidney, liver, blad der, chronic female and acxual dln-asp. E ilep' y or tits cured I A poritive guarantee! 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