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ji. W. Pottm, - - Publisher.
Tbb-1u!j. per avaaia; Weekly, f2j
Ai -.Erv-V-i of a tribal imMtt
Ire erkn-. ,.;mi. &s.t
ti v. n frjr z,V-arjrj X art..
TO ic;uwt frva ever? tovuMp
VTosdit, Feercaet S
The f -,et tht h dowB-e.f fttius tu
evolved a iaTcE.::o3 Wiki ri'l e future
tie m i iv;i;!i f4ft 0f 4a js; mgets
Ite E j;l!-fot G2-tie tin "if the
prtfci.Jcc! ; dej-iross f obui&icg n se
rt H- of b't ;hisc fo reflection
te iLnt'3 cj forcce of ti mu:t;&e
Saeas Beesbasdt reached N York
last el -fw-r a pct vjjie. She
Ff mouy iaTerewe-l by tb repcrt
en, of core. a i oue c f the metropoli
tan dn'e ascoicowi tfet rte wm fatter
and bf)dxtitr thaa ever before. The
treat tc'.ress conld e;ly be o atd eU!l
be u lea a? tie po'.fcecrr r.l Sb.ke
f peare ao-1 a p!ia as Jaoe E?re
Tee Eiftoke Iroa ctcpcy. of Bird
Vora Eesr RevliLi?, Pa , fcs closed r
Io',r U-cvj'e tbe r.udchr rtfud to ac
cept a 25 per cnt reduction of wftget.
and 4-V) rr.en are tirowo cut cf work.
Ooe of :Le rjum-nt airuci ia favor
of tie McKiaky bill was tht iu tract
teen? ttaq: i&erea e Wi2t; a:d tte (!e
itas 1 fcr laVr. Tie ficts are Dot justN
fji-:Zt-'e arffiji-Lent Oa tbe cvcirary
they tre dpr-vitg it. Tbe new Uw
protects Le erf-at beep-raier and mine
owcn andreruin ltcvrj barooi, bat it
dof protect labor.
Uti'i-.-r Le cew cocertsiiooal ippor
tkjr.nfct.t bill, wbich Las been passtd by
both L- r f otgre. Htd of course
wiJ; . f-'--'A ty tie p.-fcs.ident, tbe num
ber of rpr'LtatlTes ii fixed at 35$.
Ad J x :L:s ihe eihty-eigbt senator and
tbe Ltit eiectorv co lege is fined at 411.
Tbe nr.- tnVr of conere-s are fixed mw
toe fct '.' K9 follows:
A!m 9 MolUl 1
Arkansas C NbrifWa 6
Cal.foroi 7 Nevd 1
Colorado 2 N. Utmp'-bire .. 2
Coccec'icut 4 New Jer-ev fs
Delaware 1 NewYoik. 34
Florida 2 N. Carolina 9
Georgia 11 North Dakota .. . 1
Idab 1 Ohio 21
Illinois 22 Oregon 2
Indiana 13 Pennsylvanian. .30
Iowa 11 Rhode Island... 2
Kansas 8 S. Carolina.... 7
Kentucky 11 South Dakota. . 2
Looitiana 6 Tennessee 10
Mine 4 Texas 13
Maryland... 6 Vermont 2
Massachusetts 13 Virginia 10
Michigan 12 Washington 2
Minnesota 7 West Virginia.. 4
Mississippi 7 Wisconsin 10
Missouri 13 Wyoming 1
This bill is bo arranged that no 6!te
loses ny of its present representation.
The states which receive an increased
representation trs as follows:
AUbima 1 Minnesota 2
Arkansas 1 Missouri 1
Cilfornia 1 Nebraskn 3
Colorado 1 New Jersey 1
Georgia 1 Oregon 1
Illinos 2 Pennsvlvania. . 2
Kansas 1 Texas 1
Massachusetts 1 Wsshincrton . .. 1
Michigan... 1 Wisconsin 1
This apportionment makes it a trifle
more difficult for tbe democracy to elect
a president. Tbe south will have 159
otes in the next electoral col ege. The
party which carries these votes must hve
64 votes from tbe northern stateB to elct
a president, by making 223 vo'es.
Cleveland in 1S4 carried New York,
Indians, New Jersey and Connecticut.
, which ia the next college huve 07 votes,
which in 1852, added to the south, would
elect with three votes to epare and giving
Biz mj rity. Add Montana's three votes,
would give 10 majority.
Under these circumstances the republi
cans will have very smbll chances to elect
the next president, especUl v since the
elecuons of 1890.
How to Take Off a. Hore' &e.
When a shoe is to be taken off it mast
Dot be violently wrenched at the risk of
splitting off a large piece of hoof with it.
Let the clinched end of each nail be first
turned back. Then the Hhoe may be
carefully raised with the pincers far
enough to withdraw the naila, bo that
their heads may be taken hold of by the
pincers and each nail separately drawn
out The nail may also be drawn out
one at a time, bo as not to alter the posi
tion of the tip of the shoe, and a fast
nail made to exactly fit the countersink
In the shoe, and to pass throngh the
same hole in the hoof, may be driven in
its place. Southern Cultivator.
A Kind near tad Poet.
Mr. Jobn Boyle O'Reilly is one of tha
most popular men in Boston, and deserv
edly so for his heart is as big as his brain.
Not long ago a broken down versemoker
had a poem he wished to dispose of, but he
did not have the postage stamp to send It
to an editor; so he gave it to a friend to
market, and the friend sent It to Mr.
O'Reilly, telling the latter that to would be
a godsend to the writer of tbe poem, as he
was 111 and penniless. Mr. O'Reilly im
mediately sent a check for $10 to the friend,
for the author of the poem with a "say
nothing about it." That's the reason I
haven't said anything. Chatter.
Though a man may not like, business
he should act business-like.
A QUIET PLACE IX PA,
WHLSE THEY HAD A WORLD'S FA!3
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO.
BUI Sj YTriU! of 0 B. rnsklia and
th ri VTbere He Stl Off Hi
Creditor Dirk. Kip!ic. heparTV
ITacaBtttr A Co.
Xcyrir.i by E-if-vr W. 2Sf '
Pmr-rruTTT v. February,
Jluch attest: 3 i rxcy bein aitrartl
towarl thM dry lcane of tL- ivctir
rinWorir fvlr. -.- tf wlici was a:
this pli.re fva years ar: onie next
July. Worli's fairs tz.t ace ir. I
Wor!-I" fir? cs.r -at in tha grentle
bceom of th btrn, PhilArlelfiia. Pa.,
has Eil no 1t f r tjt no of tsote.
WHERE THrY ATE IKUR KZLOSS IN "7$.
Proud and happy that the maie a bit,
she has b-en ever sirsce s-wepin away
th oi l ciar rtnb, an i r-iding the
bald place where the raw and Lairy ex-cnraotiL-t
fr-.-ra a uitnc- ci:t his water
melon ani !-Iii dows Lis t-aci in
Fairmonr;t park in l1?
I could cot avoid a little pan:r or two
of pain wbTi I r!e thros.rh th l-aati-fnl
jiarks of CLiraro in Novc-ir.ix-r. aa i
was t A'l that there the crat hrlv
gnrdy vro.l l have its hoin:- f r a few
months in and that tie..? alone
could tin l the dvatition. And who
is most bf-nf-rltl by a World's fair?
Knrely iiot i!m -a ho pay f.,-r it. Ect
why f-7rak wtdly f what is for tbe
geteral c"Kwi. though it rcay coma of
Two bi-ndrf-1 an 1 1 Lirty-ix ar-s w-re
devoted to the World's fl:r in PLiladel
Ih;a. Horticnitural ball was the rart
ornate bmldiri on the groamL. Many
believe that there will be nothing or
nater at Chicago ti;an this farne bnild
ing, which was bnilt at a cost of over a
quarter of a million of dollars by the
city of Philadelphia.
I admire Boston. I lore Chicago. I
do my trading in New York, and pay
my pew rent on .Staten Mand. bat I re
spect Philadelphia, aad although I have
never yet succeeded in rcnnir.g an ac
count at Mr. Wacamaker's, I often go
over and visit Franklin's grar-.
Mr. Charles Dickens, the great novel
ist and Rudyard Kipling of his time,
Fays: -The jouraey from New York to
Philadelphia is made by railroad and
two ferries, and nxa-illy occupies lrt ween
five ad six honrs. It was a fine even
ing when we were passengers referring
to binx-elf in the plural cuml-r. like the
man who i a-idicted to tbe tapeworm
in the train, and watching the brizLt
sunset from a little window rif.-ir the
dwr by which we sat. My attention
was attracted to a remarkable ajjar
ance iAsaing from the windows of the
gentlemen's car immediately in front of
us, which I fmpjoed for soine time was
occasioned by a number of indnstrions
persons inside ripping open feath'-r beLs
and giving the f.-athers to the wind. At
length it occurred to me that they were
only spitting, which was indd the
case, though how any number of passen
gers which it was possible for that car
to contain could have maintained such
a playf al and incessatt shower of ex
pectoration I ata Ktill at a luss to un
derstand, notwithstanding the expe
rience in all saliratory phenomena
which I afterward acquired."
Mr. Dickens was and is my favorite
author, bnt in bis descriptions of Amer
ican scenery he showed conclusively that
he allowed his bright red fancy to run
around lr.ose when Le should have
checked it, and left the check at the
office. When I go over to Philadelphia
I often think of this disagreeable expe
rience of my fellow author, but I do not
find it duplicated. Of course the Amer
ican does ezpwtorate too much, but the
habit was acquired at a time when that
was the only appropriate way of show
ing a manly disgust for the foreign foe.
We are getting over it now a great deal
It is almost a.s difficult to get chewing
tobacco in New York and eastern cities
now as it is in Paris or London. And it
is very inconvenient indeed to 1j caught
abroad without chewing tobacco if one
be accustomed to it. A friend of mine
who is greatly addicted to the use of to
batco in this form told me one day, as
we stood at the apex of the Matterhorn,
looking off toward Sandy Hook, that he
had but one great sorrow and disap
pointment in the midst of that hour of
triumph. "And what is that?" I asked
as I scratched my chilblain against my
alpenstock and looked down into his
"Ah," he said, breaking off a row of
icicles that hung from his chin whiskers.
"I ran out of tobacco yesterday, and tiie
dream of my boyhood's geography days
is vanished, for I cannot do what I came
here to do. 1 cannot stand nion tbe
bleak brow of the mighty Matterhorn
and spit an amber hole in the enow."
Mr. Dickens said that Philadelphia
was a handsome city, bnt distractingly
regular. "After walking about it for an
hour or two," he goes on to state, "I felt
that I would have given tbe world for a
crooked street." Possibly if he could
visit Philadelphia now, and dine at the
a r,i 1 k p s
C3ov ercrab, things wonld look diSerently
CcL Shepard visited the Clover club
lart month, and he says he never saw
anything any more sociable than the
peep le of Philadelphia. They conversed
freely with him on religious matters
whil he was making a pecnlar sreech.
and i gW club saag bright little Uu of ,
song to him while he was ad lres-iu? the i
c?ib While be spoke of our growth as !
a ration dignified members present i
lar torgot themselves as t. call out
B ks vf tbe operar and while he was
Iec:-.b:ng hi literary habits, and how
he hwl snccee-'ed in making a humerou
I ar- r s"soceeu ia New Ycrk, and how he
had advertised to furnish friendly e-ii-torials
regarding the Israelites of New
Yori: if tbey woui i take a certain num
ber c f copies cf the rar-r. dignified men
in tie pr.me , f hf caU-l .-at, "Water
meiensr Waterm-lonsr and things
like that whicri really had co beArimr
on tiie subject in lr iwn.ssion.
I -ish that Mr. D:ckens cotill have
ben present at snch a gathering. It
would have done h:ra -l. A move-men-,
n- on f ot. I undrrs.n-1. 1-.-kisgto
the f Kertainment of Mr. Kipling at this
ub next year. I shall try to be there,
and will cheerfaliy loan the clab the
tin tans nersary f r th? par? a.
soon as I can nntie thrn from mv own
Tie j.p.-,t on wv Pr.:;.i !el;'u: is
built was Srt .ii--. vr-i I ;- Cij-t. Hea-drici---n.
ia tb- ya..r4t .r -t. which
SA-Hei fr-.m Mr;hT-n :-i the rar 1623.
lie rr-tume.1 to v - r Y r-e following
till the f-w-. :n st r
the 'j.nis.f .-, 2 "--a!
. s it f. 11 into
r s r. fi:;pi.ir.v.
e -- ii'r in - -I
tne ' mcer-
Cf SUitabl- Wiitrr d -i
In :Sf5 th ;-e i:;
t'e-1 the DeL.wu-; r.v.-r. 1-.
phi a was laid .-r.t i:-. ;CM-2 bv
A!.. Ia:-r n V v t"r. Unitel
Stan bank. Tir.:e- at pre-'-nt in Phila-fi-Ipi.iaare
gv -1. Farm pro Inoe xm
in? i l promptly an I at gool prices.
ir ?re Washin rton preside 1 at a con-
ecu Jn ter" in i .r.. an l wni in the-
city purchase-l a town lot. intending at
no distant d3y to erect thervou one of
his jiistly cel-brate-l headquarters.
W,shington and Adams were both in
augurated as president of th Unite.1
States at liSt-rer.t times in Congress
hall, r.nd ma-ie spicy inanrnral al-dress-.-?.
in which they sai I that the Ia
l:an wa a ward i the nation and
shoul 1 ki basked after like anv other
Inr:(-.-r; -leni.-e was t-ra in Philalel
'.A v. among othr pla;.-. an 1 the first
trem-JotL wail of the newly fLlzl bird
-f fr-edota was heard a'jr.t dusk -.a the
Fo-ir h cf July. 177?, a: In.Iep.--r. i-nce
Mt Pl-a.-Ant. ia the puirk. I ara t. 11.
was 1 .uilt by Capt. John McPherxjn and
bocgit by Benedict Arnol 1. the gentle
man w ho sought nnsncces.-fally to syn
dicate his soul to s..me English capital
ists. It is a place of historic interest.
Arnold was a man who believed in arbi
trate n. He was always read v to do arbi
trating in a way he had of his own
whic'.i involve.1 very littl? bl.vlshed.
He rive the house to his wife, partly as
a mark of his esteem for her, and partly
in order to g t the laujrh on his creditors.
At the corner of Arch and Fifth streets
stands Christ church graveyard, and
near the corner is an iron gateway which
is kept fa.-tene 1. Through this iron lat
tW v.-ork you may pe-rinto the burying
ground, and almost ia reach from" the
"treet are the rraves of Benjamin and
Debo-ah Franklin. On a cold winter's
day it is not an uncommon sight for two
or three stranzers to re-t their damp
noses on the frosty iron of this railing
and 7-ead the crumbling name of that
great geniiisan-l well known job printer,
who Ta- not only a very al!e man. but
utterly five from the snobbery and cad
dishness whi-.i seem to more an 1 mre
assert themselves in our now somewhat
middle aged republic.
In fancy now I can see Benjamin trip
ping k'ayly down to the office, wearing a
coons sin cap in winter time, which was
the ci.use of his early balduess. In my
mind's eye I ran see tbe great jour
printer, philosopher, statesman, almanack-r
and inventor as he enters the
rear of the buildin? in order to avoid
startling the sheriff, in case he should le
waiting f r him at the front.
UX)KJXa FOE B. FEAXKLIS'S GRAVE.
E'eii now I the able space writer
remove his overcoat and cuffs, the latter
being fastened inside the sleeves of the
f ortue r. Now lie is rolling up his sleeves
and preparing to wash off the "battery."
As he does sj I hear him quote a maxim
from his almanac, and the able "print"
from Camdeu who 13 assisting him to
let up the tax list scrapes gayly on the
edge c f his case with his rule in order to
show his contempt for the proverb for
which Chestnut street was named.
Mr. Franklin was not only a great, big,
brainy man, but he was a thorough
American, and tied his spectacles on
with a. piece of blue yarn. He did not
use a single eyeglass, but believed in
freedom and delivered hia own parcels.
I wish that he could see how things have
3 hang d now.
A B iston grocer told me not long ago
that a Boston coon, when he tried, could
be a little bi: dJier cad thaa any other
color of American. "Very often." he said,
"I sell a one cent baach of kindling to a
colored man who lives up five or six
Might, and he alwavs wants it delivered.
We also handle kerosene, an I it would
mike oil Ben Franklin or Horace Gree
ley cuss to se-e a tali, robnst negro, wear
ing a Chumler overcoat and a tew railcb.
can, buying an ink bottle fill of kero
sene, and g-tting it s- nt Lome to Lis
Benjamin Franklin was not aboT
honest toil, and he wasn't a.-harned to
be eausrht ia the act. He had a pride
which held it? he.vl hl?h in the rres?n-e
of royal lizia-ss. anl ui.t b-amiy
fchoci tan-is with plebeian industry. If
time got ckve he was vi t - proud to
lischarge th r.i'e and 1 -?t Lis wi take
rare of the chaldron. He was never
ashamel to discharge a vrract or a
Franklin visid foreiga power dur
irg his ofSial capvrity, and often re
mained for a week at a time. Ovrr and
over ajrain hi myal h--t, taking pity oa
Franklin, whose little bag o.atiine.1
nothing evidently bet a few sheeu cf
hotel stationery and a sausage, would
careies5ly leave his own manicure st
and Kutifully embroidere-1 nizhtie ia
Bn"s room, but they were never used.
With a large and versatile jackknife,
whirh cjtild do anything from opening
a barrel of cider up to pruning an apple
tree or paring the frj of a h- iv'j f.t.
Franklin trimme.1 up hi- r. ti'.s. and as
for his slumer role no kin ; wis -mart
enough to barn what his h.i:.: wre in
Conll he tLy pr ir.tj t'; a;art
ments of a young mm who i :. j...r
to marry." and sr-e the lare c-ul r. n of
ornamental articles which are at. .-ii as
n-ssary to human exi-ten-e at 1 Ln
ci.nn omfcrt as an octavo j-nnyril ;v it
to a government mule, he w.ul 1 make
a few d-ultory remarks w'nii-'n wl
r-a 1 wU in a xtrap l.k.
It wcul i le almo-t aa ion'.t to Ph.la
delphia to c!o-e a U--t:er !: i i..-re
without referring to Mr. Waaamak-r.
F.very cn? knows him and many trad
with him. I did rt-t iit the st."r- th:s
trip because I knew I woall Lave t-j
trade with hired hvt-l. anl when I 0
there to tra-le I want to deal with John
him -elf. I often go there to at ten 1 a
r-mnant sl-, and yon'l be s :rpri-.l t
s-e whit I zt f..r thr-? or f jut dollars.
I v t gingham enough fvr two shins
and a i-air rf r.kethar. Jkrcl:ef there
once for six shillings, and it wor- Lke
let a pair (f kip bocs there two
y that ar- --r, r yet. an I yo-i caa
get a cl a little prinistone ther f -r
all ;cr -- as you can get in New York
for the Vitne money. I l.ke to s-e a
bright, ah'...- man get ahead, as Fitzsim
mons siid to Dvmpsey the other d3y at
The animals ia Fainaouat pnrk, I
think, are superior to ours at Central
park ia s.me respects, though there ia
one style of batm lyre at the roolog
ical gardens that has lrd such a seden
tary life that his troars are pretty
shiny where they have been sat oa so
The Wars are flavoivd a little higher
than ours. I think, and the Australian
birl case is less melodious. A cage full
of tropical birds all singing at once takes
me back to that bright summer afternoon
when an active young man ia the far
west who had recently graduated tried
to Mil my teeth.
B.ivar, the big elephant, is here. He
is a lanre and very l-autiful l-j.-t. with
a trunk at each end. I likr t- bland
for hours and f with one of tbes
large, reversible mammalia.
Som Othrr Naoe.
He had a seal--d envelope in Lis band,
and be stc-pried a newsl.y and asked:
Sonny, do you know whrre the Mof
"You don't? H.iw long have you Lved
"Well, you mut le a smart one!
What's that buildin? up on that comer?"
"Tne Calamity bl.
"No, it isn't."
"Yes. it is. I carried a no to a feller
up there one day. and he pulled my hair,
cuffed my ears, stide my jewsharp and
booted me down one flight of stairs.
Don't you call that purty clus on to a
calamity?" Detroit Free Press.
To th Rittr End.
Father Des that young Simpkins
fellow call on you every night in a dress
Daughter Yes. father.
Father What do yon think his inten
Daughter It I oks to me as if he in
tended to wear that dress suit out.
Clothier and Tarnisher.
An Antlripatrd Joy.
Little Coy Mamma, can I go out and
jump in the snow to-morrow?
His Mother I suppose so. But what
do you want to wait till to-morrow for?
Little Boy Because pa said he was
going to get me a new trait this after
noon. New York Sun.
Not in It.
Cleverton You don't mean to say yon
are going to call on a young lady with
out wearing evening dress?
Dashaway What difference does it
make? She is Only the president of a
Shakespeare club. Clothier and Fur
nisher. Done by Hand.
Mr. ue Ricbe (to a friend to whom he
is exhibiting bis new picture gallery)
There! What do you think of all those
pictures, and ail done by hand! Flie
Interested la Everything.
Briggs I saw Robinson reading The
Congressional Record yesterday.
Griggs That's nothing. He even reads
the baseball matters in the papers.
Great Clearing Sale
February 2d to
TO MA KE
wi:i U 'lee of tti t-m ii
CHwt w.U fee to.i i ;.
fcgPDonct mies this opportunity.
W. S. HOLBROOK,
No. 103, 105 an i 107 "East Second St.,
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
:pu:m::fs, istiils, &c.
Bxttr Biater Cookiaj anl Ucitiaj Storei aal the G2eeo Cck:nr ?: :nt.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
IMS SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THB WELL KXOWy.
jVl erchant Tailor,
Star Block, Opposite Uabpxb House.
4v ; zn tei for Ue
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A .r;. rua Jsr -jv" taa r. "T-' ioit wl trt.rt '. f? dr- WV:ai-
PRACTICAL HOLIDAY GOODS.
Brlieving that evt-ryene. deem it necessary to rfemb?r ;
their frinds with a nstfal Christmas gift, we have srlroi t j
neatest and largest line of LADIES' and GENT'S
Ooze. Swede Kid, Russian Calf and Plush !'
Ia al! tbe m-tdera i:j!s and sb&det.
STABY, BEROER & SNXLL,
Secsnd knd HuTiooa Su Dvrsr:r;
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Coraf rTwen: lh r4 ureet sad Foar.i trense.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Tbi boBM hu joitbf refilled thrxartett and U bow iiAVi 1 cam i ns. I: : '.:
$1.09 per dy kotre aad dec.rsb'.e faJy bv.c'..
T. 2sZ. CEBISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
aHUfACTCai 07 CK1CXISI AVD EUCTJITI
Aik joar Grocer for them. They are bttX.
ySpect2U: The Csrintj "0TITI- Md U CarUtj "Wiflt"
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and. Builders, J
ALL KXNDS OJ OABPUiTES WORE D0KK.
tVQewenil Jobbing don oa aort oatLci ad tatiaf aetioci rsartataed.
Offlce and 8hop 1412 Fourth Avenue.
School Bookr, School Sappliea, Tablet. lie, Z'c
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Bhop cormer Twenty aooand treri nd Kuua aTaaa. RIdce BM
npVf& to aaaka oaUsatna mod do all kUd of Carpestor work. biaa v-!-
Pr or t: ex. s pti:
ROCK ISLAXD ILL
Aveoar, Dealer la
Cigars and Toys,