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THJ AUG UK MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 191.
Published Dally and Weekly at ISM Second Ats
nne. Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter,
TaMa-Dally, 60c per month; Weekly, (3.00
All communications of a critical or argumenta
ie character, political or religions, mast nave
real name attached for publication No each artl
ticles will be printed oer fictitious signatures -Anonymous
communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from erery township
in Kock Uland county.
Monday, February 23 1801.
Wonder if "Old Guard" is a chum of
How doea old Schroeder. like the com
bination McConochie, Kohler and Haae?
Gest's j'inah, Postmaster Wells, has
again opened his mouth. He will proba
bly now subside until the dog days roll
The meanest woman on earth, probab
ly, lives at IlUwatha, Kan. She hired a
poor woman to wash for her at 15 cents
an hour, and while the washerwoman
was at work turned the clock tack an
hour and a half.
"There is scarcely an instance of fail
ure among the regular and large adver
tisers," truly says a Chieago paper. If
you have something to sell let the public
know it. All the successful merchants
are heavy advertisers, and t&ev don't use
printer's ink for fun.
The following is a good specimen of
frontier brag given by a man writing
from Kansas to his friends back east:
"This is, indeed, a wonderful country.
Every hamlet is a town, every town a
cily, every farm a ranch, every barnyard
a corral, every mound a mountain and
every man a liar."
State Register: Let the democrats
stand Arm and few not. One hundred
and one solid votes for the people's choice
will win, and that in the near future we
verilv believe. A few more such exhibi
tions of degradation as some of the re
publicans made yesterday in voting for
that shameless old political harlot Streeter
will drive the self respecting members of
that party to boldly denounce the open
prostitution of political principles, and
to join with the democrats in giving force
to the verdict at the polls in November.
Even if it does not bring the self-respect-ing
members of the party to voting for
Palmer, it will make them more than
willing.to see him elected. Let the 101
stand by Palmer.principle and the people,
whatev.r anybody else may do!
Congressman Gest has evidently again
been bewailing his defeat, last fall. A
Chicago special from Washington last
week says: "He will go back to Rock
Island and while attending to the busi
ness of clients will watch the new public
building which he secured for his un
grateful town go up, while the work on
the Hennipin canal is also progressing,
because of the appropriation he helped to
secure," The Tribune correspondent at
Washington is evidently a very sympa
thetic individual, and it looks as though
Gest has been pouring the sorrows of his
disappointment into the former's ear at a
lively rate, and has quite upset the news
paper man's nerves. It is to be hoped
that G ist will recover his equilibrium by
the time he returns home, as his con
tinual whining is getting monotonous.
A republican paper says that "the
people should continue to bear in mind
that it ie the democratic party and a
democratic speaker that is costing the
state 12,000 per day with nothing to
show tor it." The Peoria Herald refutes
this by adding that the people of the state
will bear in mind no such thing. The
state senate his its committees and it
is doing no business and has nothing to
show for i's daily session. The people
of the state will bear in mind that it is
the constitutional policy which causes
the United States senator to be
elected by state legislatures that is
costing the people of the state 2,000 per
day, and does so in every state of the
union at every cession in the close states
where a United States senator is not
elected early. The people, tco, will con
tinue to remember that the republican
party of the state of Illinois refuses to
join with the democracy, and be in favor
of electing United States senators by tbe
people, and thereby abolish the policy
which deUys tbe legislature of tbe ttitea
every two sessions out of three, where
the sessions are biennial.
A Rooqurt fur Mpeaker CraftM.
Speaker Crafts was presented vesteriay
with a handsome bouquet from Allie Cum
mings, of Beardatown, page No, 8. in the
house. Allie is very popular and has
made many acquaintances among the
members. A day or two since he found
a $10 bill that had been lost by Assistant
Doorkeerper Colt man and promptly re
turned it. Coleman insisted that Allie
should take a dollar as a reward. Allie
said he did not want to be paid for being
honest, and' refused to take it. State
While we are Dot acquainted with Al
lied parentage, his modesty and integrity
of character would indicate that he is the
on or that bine-blooded Cass county
democrat. Judge Cummings; at least he
has the same noble characteristics of that
HOW TO AVOID A .COLD.'
BILL NYE'S ORIGINAL PLAN AND
HOW IT WORKED.
Ins and Outs or the Hotel Business.
Breakfast In a Gotham Boarding; Houne
Delicately Alluded to by One Who
Has Been There.
Copyright by Edgar W. Nye.J
This department regrets to state that
it has succeeded in getting itself into
trouble. Some months ago a correspond
ent wrote to know how he should avoid
THE LONG AND SlIORT OF IT.
taking cold at night while asleep. lie
was very restless, he said, and while en
gaged in slumber so far forgot himself
as to kick the clothes off. This bad habit
resulted in nothing serious, so far as
others were concerned, as the young
man is a bachelor, and in kicking off the
bedclothes is therefore his own worst
The writer of these lines, who as a
bachelor was also rather a spirited slum
berer himself, suffered from cold and
exposure in the same way, but finally
obtained relief by having made to order
a large, fleece lined bag, six feet in
length, with a puckering string which
could be pulled about the neck after he
had inserted himself. This worked so
successfully that he volunteered the
recipe for the use of the correspondent,
He adopted the plan, and soon was de
lighted to know that he was no longer
annoyed by snuffles in the morning, and
so health and consequent joy sparkled in
bis eye. All went well until last week,
when a low, coarse burglar entered the
room of this young man. The moon was
just in the act of piercing the tissue of
fleecy clouds when a middle aged bur
glar, wearing a heavy growth of bushy,
tan colored whiskers, from which one
might easily scare a flock of Welsh rab
bits, softly raised tho window and en
tered the room.
The regular breathing of Mr. McTige
was like the gentlo purring of a Mal
tese cat-o'-nine-tails, and the burg
lar, thongh alert, had no fears. Soft
ly he stepped around from one ob
ject of vertu to another, now and then
pausing perhaps to smell a bottle of bou
quet d'Alps and put a little pomatum
on his beard.
All went well till the burglar, in pick
ing up Mr. McTige's trousers, awkward
ly upended tho pockets, and with some
racket eighteen cents in money and a
bunch of keys fell out on the floor. Then
Mr. McTige gave a little start and ex
claimed "Oh, mamma!" as he saw in the
uncertain light a total stranger. Mr. Mc
Tige spoke to the man and asked him
what he was doing. That made the burg
lar mad. No burglar likes to have his
motives impugned. So he came up to Mr.
McTige, and warmed up the cold muz
zle of his weapon in the young man's
Pretty Boon, though, he saw how Mr.
McTige was accoutered, so he put away
his revolver, and with a meaning smile
he snatched Mr. McTige from his bed,
pulled the puckering string considerably
tighter and hung the bag up on the gas
jet, so that Wellington McTige looked
like a large Christmas present He did
not dare to shriek for fear that his sister,
who always tied him into his little bag
at night and untied him in the morning,
would run to him and get shot.
So while the brutal man about town
gathered in all the portable bric-a-brac
and means in the house, Mr. McTige
hung there as helpless as a trussed fowl
and looked directly forward. Oh, it was
a sad sight, indeed, and the mental an
guish turned one side of his mustache
white in the night.
ne now writes to this department to
ask what was our idea in sending out
such a recipe, and wishes also to know
if we stand in with the burglar interests
of the country. It is hard to try to do
good, and then meet with this style of
reward. We do not claim to supply
burglar proof sleeping bags or designs
for same, but we try to do right by one
and all, and we shall continue to do so
even though contumely and such things
as that constitute our only reward.
The following letter comes from a
lady of veracity and undoubted respect
ability. It is written in a spirited
style and appals to one and all. I give
it as it is received, with much pleasure.
As a rule, general correspondence is
more pleasant to give than to receive.
So I give it.
Will you explain to me why the New York
hotels sare guarding so caret ally against all ap
pearances of respectability? Late one evening
I found I most spend a night in the city, hav
ing miwtwl the train I Intended to take.
I applied (or a room at the house. I
was Informed they were all engaged. I told
that lynx eyed clerk that he could f Ornish me
a room or I would spend the night on a sofa
that stood there in the hall. lie eyed me again
In a polite (?) way, and asked me to step on one
side while he spoke confidentially with me.
There be told me that I was too respectable
looking to stop in this hotel, or words to this
effect. His exact words were: "We cannot
give you a room. If you were with a gentle
man it would be otherwise." Then I blew
that soft voiced clerk very high into the 'even
ing air. . I tLink he ascended down again,
thgK so I w.ut repeat what I said. Now it
seems had I been a vile, unprincipled woman
applying with a man admirer for a room all
would have been welL Bat 1, a lonely woman,
unacquainted with New York boarding houses
and despising Now York board ing house break
fasts, was refused accommodation. What is
tb3. Mtive of this rule, and will It belong
enf-invd? Indignantly your. Daor.
TLe rules which are used in running
hotels have to be rigidly adhered to, I
am told, and it is against public. morals
for unaccompanied ladies to put up at an
hotel. 1 hat is the reason why so many
men, wh are tender hearted and noble
in every way, go about late at night
sometimes hoping that they may be of
use in th's way to those who are lonely,
and need the name of some great strong
man upo a whom to lean.
I agret with you, madam, regarding
such Ne w York boarding house break
fasts as I have been thrown in contact
with. The eggs at a New York board
ing houst) I recall now as peculiarly de
pressing and filled with vain regret
These egjs, as I recall them, were notice
able for t leir defective ventilation. They
were eggs that had been marked down
from the regular price.
And yet you cannot well evade the
breakfast of the metropolitan boarding
house if you are a transient and a wom
an. Hoaestly, I do not think that
woman gets a fair shake in this matter.
She may be able and willing to go to a
first class hotel and eat a good $2 break
fast, but as a stranger she is compelled
to put up at a plebeian waffle works, and
eat in a I reakf ast room in which there
is a tire I looking bed lounge. Now a
bed lounge in a breakfast room will cast
a gloom over better victuals than we
generally find in that neighborhood,
and ah, how depressing it is when the
hollow chested muffin, leaning on the
strong arm of the butter, gives a sad
cough an 1 seems to appeal, as does also
the feeble coffee, for Professor Lymph
Koch to come to its aid!
New York is a very wicked city, lady.
It is said to be next to Cheyenne. Wyo.,
for origii al and artificial sin. There is
no place of its size where it is harder for
one to live up to his epitaph tlian New
York. Scarcely a day goes by that some
body does not cut up some deviltry here.
Even people of undoubted standing com
mit indiscretions. It isn't more than a
month since a policeman, right here in
town, stepped aside from the beaten
path; anl if a policeman goes astray
when ev?ry good influence is thrown
about Lira, what may we not expect from
the genei-al public? Sin not only of a
local and amateur character stalks our
streets an noonday, but the imported
wickedness, the handiwork of pauper
labor, comes in here duty free. Sin,
with all the advantages of many foster
ing and festering centuries, gets off at
the barge office here, and begins to com
pete with the amateur wickedness of
New Yor i.
Eternal vigilance is the price of the
umbrella, and also the price of success in
the hotel business. It is found that cer
tain rules must be established and lived
up to in running a hotel or the business
will be a failure. That is why I some
times have difficulty myself in obtaining
HOW DEEP TO PLANT POTATOES.
LE 5T5 WITHOUT
BfCUCC'LL NO T
Answers Gained by Some Very Interest
While no one depth can be named as
best in all soils, it is a fact that the old
method of rather shallow planting and
hilling up around the growing plants
has, by many potato growers, been super
ceded by deep planting and compara
tively level culture. In 1888, on The
Rural New Yorker's experiment grounds,
three out of five rows of a small plot
were by high culture and fertilizing
made to produce at the rate of 1 ,076, 683
and 605 bushels to the acre, respectively.
The seed was planted in trenches 8 inches
deep and 12 inches wide. No one has
experimented more on the subject of
deep or shallow planting than Mr. Car
man, who conducted these experiments.
The following are given as tho average
results for three seasons' trial on The
Rural grounds on a different soil.
At. 2 inches deep, 2 to bushels por acre.
At 4 inches deep, 2&.) bushels per aero.
At 0 inches deep, 21 bushels per acre.
At 8 Inches deep, 2T7 bushels per acre.
At 10 inches deep, 10 bushels per acre.
The soil was naturally poor and tlun
and had never received any manure.
For the three trials mentioned Mapes
potato fertilizer was used each year at
the rate of 1,000 pounds to the acre. As
teen above, the fourteen inch trenches
give the largest yield as the average of
three years' experiments on this kind of
land. As reported by The- American
Agriculturalist, the late Alfred Rose, of
Penn Yau., N. Y., raised in ,u:yj
bushels as a single season's crop from
two separate plantings on the Mime acre.
Trenches eight inches deep were j,Tad.il
to an even depth of six inches. The
seed was dropjKHl in the bottom of thes,.
trenches and covered with two inches of
soil. As the plants grow the soil is
gradually filled in. Other experiments
with large results from similar modes of
culture, including the great crop of Mr.
0. B. Coy of 788 bushels from a single
planting, on one acre, might be men
tioned. Lime as a Fertilizer and' Insecticide.
Iti a paper read before the Society for
the Promotion of Agricultural Science
J. B. Smith had the following to say
Lime is in general use as a fertilizer,
and to a limited extentalso as an insecti
cide. Testimony as to its value is con
flicting, and this I am convinced is due
to the condition when applied. Lime
used iis an insecticide ought to be in the
form of a dry hydrate. To shell or stone
lime just enontrh water is to be added to
slake: then sift through a moderately
fine seive, and dust on the insevts when
they are wet. Only soft liodied insects
can Ix? reached by this substance, and
the application must be so made that the
caustic properties of the lime may have
a chance. The larva? of the potato lteetle
and asparagus beetle are good subjects,
and testimony of its effectiveness on the
cabbage worm is not wanting.
TIIE GRAM) BLUFF.
suitable lodgings. If unaccompanied,
especially by baggage, it is often hard
work for me to get quarters at all in
keeping with my position.
For thit reason we mnst submit,
though often unwillingly, to the cus
toms, harsh though they Imj, and content
ourselves with the New York boarding
house and its extremely a?tat. eggs.
Overstayed Ills Furlough.
A young soldier had gone to the thea
tre with a friend. The play dragged
and be f.'ll asleep. An hour later he
was awakened by the voice of an actor
"We have been here five days."
Our infantryman got up in a fright
and said to his friend:
"Ah, marbleu! and I had only leave
to stop out till midnight I" LeGaulois.
There is no question alwut the wisdom
of renewing seed, and esiecially small
grains, from a distance. Grain that has
been repeatedly sown in the same vicin
ity will "run out" that is. have a grad
ually weaker vitality, and to resist these
adverse conditions we mnst renew the
life of the seed. Renewals from the
rame county or the sjime parallel of lati
tude are not sufficient, but the new seed
should be brought from a locality that
has essentially different climatic condi
tions. The general principle, according
to Field and Farm, is that we should
work from the north toward the south
in these renewals, hnt this rule, of
course, has its limitations from natural
causes. With wheat and oats the same
seed should not be used for more than
three successive seasons.
It is not altogether easy to descrile
the process known as sticking a hog, but
with the assistance of a cut Prairie
Farmer manages to make it understood.
To boffin ritrbt tret the hoir securely in
a pen that will just hold him. Stun him
by a blow sharply given lu the forehead,
with a jole ax or similar weanon. half
way between the eyes and top of the
head, or shoot him in the forehead with
a revolver. Then before the animal 1-
trins to stracrirle turn himsnnareon his
back, place a foot on each side of the
Heart, lacing the animal, hold the head
Variety the Spice of Life.
Professor I see, franlein, that my
remarks cn the ancient Romans do not
His Hostess (politely) Oh, yes, Hen
Professor go on.
Professor (kindly) No, I 6hall change
the subject. We will now consider the
ancient Greeks. Fliegende Blatter.
Owed Him a V.
St. Age lore Old Faughet, great man
as he w.ia, will never have a statue
erected to hu memory.
De Mae us Why not?
"He never had a memory." St. Joseph
STICKING A HOO.
down to the ground by placing the left
hand on th? snout. Now place the' jvoint
of the knife a seven-inch blade is long
enough tor any hog on the animal's
throat, at the Fame time looking over
the carcass, and push the knife in a
straight line in the direction of the root
of the tail, as hliown. Withdraw the
knife quick! v. and a gushing stream will
follow it out.
The idea is to cut the aorta, the great
artery rising from the left ventricle of
tiie heart. If you do not stick just right
the first one you will see why when the
hog is opened. A little observation.
however, will soon enable you to become
Highest of all in Leavening Power. IT. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 18S9.
Great Clearing Sale
February 2d to February 14th,
-TO MAKE ROOM FOR
SPUING- STOC K.
Will c'oe oat s lsree lice of Bod Room and Pir or Sets at cot. al-o t great vr 'jr 'if Oil
Chairs will be seld cheap.
JSgnDo net miss this opportunity.
No. 103, 105 and 107 East Second St.,
H. SIEMON & SON,
ioves and Tinware-
IFTTIMIIFS, UST-A-ILS, &C,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stores and the Geneseo Cooking Stoves.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE WELL KNOWN
M erchant Tailor,
Star Block, Orrosrrx Harper House.
h purctacl for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A lsrgirscd finer Mock tlun ever. Tlieee tood will arrire in afi-w dsyt. Wait and tt th
HAVE YOU SEEN THE
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The best Ucl's Cd shoe in the city for the price.
STABY, BERGER & SHELL,
Sernnd and Harrison Sts.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty third street and Fourth arennc,
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
This bouse has Just been r-8tted throughout and is now la A No 1 condition. It it a tt tW
' l 0 per day houw and a dentrable family hotel.
J. IMI. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
HAHUrACTURXK 07 CXA.CEXEI AHD BISCUIT!.
Ask jour Grocer for them. Thej U( beet.
KBT"8pocIalUas rThe Christy "OTITI" and the Christy "WirXi."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OF CARPENTER WORK DONE.
General Jobbing dons on short notlea and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Arenue ROCK I3LAXD ILL
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOT8 AND SHOES
Gents' Pine Shoes s specialty. Repairing done aeatly sad prampUy.
A share of yonr patronage respectfully solicited.
1818 Second Avenue. Rok Island. 1
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Shop comer Tweaty-econ4 straet and Ninth arenas. Besldeace MBS
fVls prepared to auks estimates aod do all kinds of Carpenter work. Giva him atrial.