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TH; AUG US. MONDAY. MARCH, a(5. 1891.
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Anonvnion CflinmnniMtmn nnt ,..t
Coriv-iiondence solicited from erery town dip
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Monday, March 16, 1S01
At the PArnpSt BnlfrtlrnHnn nf vnv T
hereby announce rnvsolf us a candidate for the
office of oolliH-torsubjprt to the decision of the
umuocraiiccity township convention.
1 bert-hy announce myself as a candidate for
the ortlce of collector at the suinrpstion of
many friends, subject to the decision of the
uemocrano city township convention .
St. Patrick'b dy tomorrow.
With Gen. Palmer in his eeat the Ecn
ate will ntsnii 47 republicans. 39 demo
crata and two independents Kyle and
Rcshville Times: The great demo
cratic clein sweep of last November is
v. it a . ...
Daaiy "eaten ny the republican clean
weep of the treasury surplus.
Eenhy Watterson, the able editor of
the Louisville CourierJouinsl, is said to
be working up a quiet boom for Col.
William R. Morrison for president. Hli
nois seems to have the call for president
An instance in enormous rise in val ues
in Butte City is commented on. A mjnth
or two ago a certain mining property was
recorded as transferred for $150. Only
a few weeks thereafter the same property
was bonded for $7,500,000.
There is talk in Philadelphia of re
moving the remains of Benjamin Frank
hn and his wife from the old and ne
glected cemetery at Fifth and Arch
streets and placing them in a granite
sarcophagus in the city hall.
Georgia, according to the reports of its
newspapers, is rapidly growing in popu
lation and wealth. New enterprises are
springing up on every hand, modern ideas
prevail and its citizens generally are eager
to improve their condition.
Sknatob Palmer, of Illinois, withdrew
from the republican partf when it was in
the zenith of its power because he could
not conscientiously approve of some of its
principles and performances. It is super
fluous to say that such a man cannot be
made the tool of any party. Dabuque
To a man up a tree, says an exchange,
it looks as if the best thing A. J. Streeter
can do is to go back to his crow hatchery
and stay there. The contempt the Amer.
lean people now have for him is abo jt all
one man can conveniently Dear without
having it added to by silly pronuncia
mentoc. Representatives Moobe and Cock
hell can justify their course in deserting
Strettcr. says the Indianapolis Sentinel,
in hi owu admission that he agrees with
the republican party in regard to the tariff
and force bills. Opposition to those
bills is a cardinal principle of the faith of
all fat mers' organizations.
Rkpoblcan's are worry'iHg themselves
about Gen. Palmer's age. They are
afraid he will no'. Jive out h:s term as
senator. Lit them ease their minds
Gen. Palmer's father died at the age of
89, and his grand-father at the age of 93.
Gen. Pdlm-rs age is 74. and if he
keeps up the family record of longevity
he may be re-elected to the senate in
1897. Palmer is all right physically and
The appointment of John R. Tanner to
succeed W. L Crim on the Illinois rail,
road and warehouse commission, is a di
rect slap at the farmers by Gov. Fifer.
It is reported from Springfield that "Sen
ator Crawford, of Rock Island, and others
will oppose Tanner's confirmation."
Well, we don't know what "the others"
will do, but it will be a matter of greut
surprise if Crawford doesn't meekly swal
low Jhe pill. The governor is too big a
man for him to tackle.
If Gov. Boyd can sustain the state
ments made in his answer- in the quo
warranto proceedings instituted by ex
Gov. Thayer, he cannot be lawfully or
equitably ousted from the office of chief
executive of Nebraska. He came to this
country with his parents when a mere
child, and was yet a minor when his fath
er became a citizen. Granting this, the
governor is himself a citizen, and baying
receiaed a majority of the votes cast at
the election last November he is fairly
entitled to the office he holds.
Hempstead Wasbbubr was comina
ted for mayor by the Chicago republican
convention on Saturday. A feeble at
tempt was made to endorse Elmer V.'ash
burn, the- citizen's candidate. The
greatest interest attaches to the demo
cratic convention as a spirited fight is be
ing made forjthe mayoralty nomination be
tween Mayor Creiger and ex .Mayor Car
ter Harrison. The labor party held
a convention 8iturdayight and nomina.
ted Creiger, and it is presumed that this
action will have some influence upon the
coming democratic convention .
NYE. AS A HIGH FLYER
HIS ANNUAL PASS TO PIERCE THE
A Few Famous Flying; Machine, of the
Past Viewed from the Standpoint of
the rreseut The Fall of Man After
Copyright by Edgar W. Nye.
The Pennington Air Ship company, of
Chicago, will please accept thanks for
annual pass over its lines, good for self
and family, for one year. I had wanted
one very severely, but I had feared that
the company might not feel that I was
eminent enough to bo placed on the
The conditions on the back are not
severe, and I have already signed them.
They bind me not to stand on the plat
form while the car is in motion unless
properly chalked or rosined. They also
piercing the air.
oblige me to refrain from bringing suit
against the company in case of accident.
Of course I would not be so pesky low
down as to sue a corporation which
would give me a free ride. That would
be as mean as that Polish gentleman
whose wife gave birth to a little Pole
sort of a hop Dole, as it were on thf
21st of February. The little Pole was
born on the ferryboat Middletown, on
the Staten Island ferrv. iust off t.h
Statue of Liberty, and I suggested that
they call him Liberty Pole. But that
has nothing to do with the case. The
birth of the little fellow on board a
ferryboat, followed by a reception pre
sided over by Dr. Robinson, who hap
pened to be present, created creneral
good feeling among the passengers, after
wmcn quite a purse of money was
raised for the mother and child. Staten
Islanders are not only generally well to
ao, Dut generous, and so it was a snusr
little sum which was turned over to th
poor woman, who, being somewhat fa
ttened, turned it over to her husband.
He took the monev and went to En-
rope with it on the following dav. Some
men never recover from the nervous
shock of becoming a father; others are
greatly improved bv sending them to
Europe. This poor man seemed to real
ize that nothing but complete change
and rest would bring back the roses to
his wan cheek.
He is over there yet. Some men. I
was going to say, are more honored in
the breach than in the observance, but
that is incorrect. This man ought to be
stripped and tied to the north pole.
Then he ought to be covered with ob
loquy and annoyed to death by a never
ending procession of people squeezing by
him to go and get a jag, while through
eternity he is cursed by the evasive odor
of their cloven breaths as they file by on
their return, while himself perishing for
tsut l am wandering. I am verv
grateful for the pass, and if I do not
avail myself of it I know of a man who
used to ask me to loan liim my railroad
pass. I will let him go, perhaps, in my
place over the road the first time, and
then when it is better ballasted I will go
I have several other passes over com
peting lines air lines, as it were issued
years ago and decorated on the back
with low cut conditions. The Besnier
flying machine, for instance, invented
by a gentleman of the above name re
siding in Sable, France, issued passes
some years ago, and I have carried mine
now until it has a careworn look which
casts a gloom over aerostation and such
things as that.
The first thing to be accomplished in
successful aerostation is to overcome the
force of gravity and the resistance of
capitalists. The next is to overcome the
force of gravity or provide easy and con
venient places upon which to alight.
The third requirement is that the aero
naut shall be able to guide his rolling
stock in such a way as to avoid running
into a brighter and more beautiful
M. Besnier, who was a locksmith of
Sable (pronounced Sablay), invented a
flying machine which consisted of four
rectangular wings arranged in pairs at
opposite ends of two rods passing over
the shoulders, the rear extremities of the
rods being connected by cords to the
ankles of the remains the wearer, I
mean in order to enable his legs to pay
their way by operating a rear set of
Besnier was not able to rise from the
jround and soar away like a lark, but
could climb to the top of a house, and
after putting on his wings could float
off in such a way as not to hurt himself
so severely as you might think that he
would. M. Besnier once flew across a
river where friends with hot spiced rum
and nice dry, warm clothes were wait
ing for him. But he never could get
over his sorrow and disappointment that
he could not rise from the stubble when
flushed by a dog or shooed by one of his
iamur. ue died at the cfose of the
berentoenti'. tentury, and on his tomb
ar3 carved, t a French, the lines:
Ct me, birdie, come.
And fly with me.
He broke his legwhilo trying to fly
with a hired girl weighing 183 pounds.
In after years he wore a cork leg, and
when his wi fe wished him to fold his
wings and ccme off the perch she would
lock up his cork leg in her bureau drawer
and conceal the key in the family Bible.
Being a Frea Thinker, he never discov
ered the key. and for many years was at
the mercy of his wife.
About a century and a quarter later
Jacob Degen, a prisoner at Vienna, con
structed an apparatus having two tun
brella-like w: ngs on eaci side of the op
erator and worked by manual power.
He was a convict, however, and the
rather rigid rules governing prison life
interfered wth his experiments. The
jailer would ;tllow him to fly to a height
of fifty feet, but had a cord attached to
the machine so that Degen could not es
cape. One day ho cut the rope and soared
away into tho ether blue; but as he was
putting his thumb to his nosein an atti
tude of derision at the warden his off
wing buckled to, and a moment later he
fell with a dismal plunk into a mortar
bed j nst outsi de the penitentiary. After
that he wore a look of chastened sorrow
and a truss.
The great c ifficulty experienced by the
flying machin e men of all ages is to over
come the atmospheric influences suffi
ciently to floa t the stock. Besnier wanted
also to be ablj to rise by his own unaided
efforts, like self made and sockless
statesman, lie wanted to be able to
light out wh ?n "shooed," but whether
he "shooed"' or "shooed not," he died
unsatisfied. Poor man! he did not know
whether he s ooed or shooed not skip
through the aeronaut.
This is what I call a reciprocity joke.
It is for use in our trade with England.
Poetry written by Lord Tennyson taken
in exchange. Bettrr jokes offered, how
ever, in trace for Tennyson's earlier
work, done w hen he was poet.
In the manufacture of flying ma
chines we are apt to forget that the
pectoral muscles of a bird are greater
than all the other combined muscular
tissue of the fowl put together, while in
man the pectoral muscles comprise only
one-seventieth of those in the body. So
man must rely upon extraneous methods
of propulsion, and artificial flying be
comes extremely difficult.
In the middle of the present century
a bill was introduced into the house of
commons by 3Ir. Roebuck to incorporate
a company for the purpose of working a
gigantic flying machine, also the stock
holders. "It comprist-d a horizontal plane made
of wire and hollow wooden bars, ar
ranged on tho principle of a trussed
girder and co vered with silk." I pre
sume the motto of the company was the
same as that on the silver dollar "In
God We Trussed."
This plane was furnished with a pro
peller driven by a steam engine. A tail
capable of being brought to any desired
angle accord ing to whether the owner
felt elated or depressed, I presume was
arranged "so that when the power acts
to propel the machine by inclining the
tail upward the resistance offered by
the air will erase the machine to rise,
and when the tail is reversed .the ma
chine is propelled downward and passes
through a plar e more or less inclined to
the horizon, a.s the inclination of the tail
is greater or less."
The inclinati on of the tail , however.was
intensely downward an inclination in
which the stoc'.cholders shared. The ma
chine was desi rned for carrying freight,
passengers and mail, but so far most all
shippers are sending merchandise and
mail by other routes. The whole appa
ratus weighed 3,000 pounds, and there
fore made quite a large dent in one of
the planets on her trial trip.
The tail had an area of 1,500 square
feet, and when jauntily thrown over the
dashboard had a tendency to obstruct
This machine also was unable to rise
from its jimson weeds and soar away
into the empyrean blue like a sandhill
crane, but hal t be scooted along a
AT THE (tRAVE OF BESNIER.
railroad track at great speed, down hill,
till the proper velocity was attained, and
then by depressing the tail it was sup
posed to rise like an eagle and bark the
shins of planets yet -unborn.
It did not do bo. You can get the
Btock low, or suburban property will be
taken in exchan ge. My annual nam
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
expired. So has the inventor. When
te took his flying machine out of the
round house he was the picture of health.
When he was next seen it was eight
years later, and a lad 11 years old went
up and got him out of the top of a tree.
He had changed a great deal. He had
lost most of his hair. Also his head.
But his teeth were found buried in the
trunk of the tree, and they had the name
of the maker in the roof of the plate. So
he was identified.
In this country flying machines have
had a downward tendency until recently.
I am glad to notice that Chicago is tak
ing an interest, and I shall certainly do
everything I can to advance and encour
age the enterprise.
I wish 1 had room to go on wita the
history of flying machines and aero
nautics in this country, but it would take
too long to even publish the obituaries
of the inventors. All have been confi
dent, but all have failed. That is no
reason, however, why the matter should
not yet succeed in the future. Far be it
from me to speak slightingly of the
glorious possibilities in store for us. It
is only a few years since a passel of
bright young humorists sat on the banks
of the Hudson and laughed till they
ached as they watched the awkward
floating thrashing machine of Robert
But where are they 'today? They are
dead, and no man seeks to dig out the
mass and read their un remembered
names. They laughed and then they
died. Fulton considered and lived on.
He laughs best who laughs last. If you
desire to make a hit, laugh at some of
your own odd breaks. But if you want
oblivion to have a cinch upon your fame,
laugh at the shiny elbows and ragged
knees of genius and progress.
He Knew the Animal.
The teacher of a Sunday school had
been reading a story of the centurion
who had frreat faith, and whose servant
was healed at the Lord's word. The
teacher had dwelt on the lesson of the
story, and had seen that that was prop
erly enforced; and then she said to a
bright boy in the class:
"And now can you tell me what a
"Yes'm," said the boy, very promptly,
"it's a horse with a man's head on."
Cataarh cannot Be Cored
with local applications, as they cannot
reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh
is a blood or coiistiluuGQal disease, and
in order to cure it you have to take inter
nal remedies. Hall's Catarrh cure ia taken
internally, and acta directly on the blood
and mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh cure
is no quack medicine. ' It was prescribed
by one of the best physicians ia this
country for years, and is a regular pre
scription. It is composed of the beet
tonics known, combined with the beet
blood purifiers, acting directly on the
mucous surfaces. The pertect combina
tion of the two ingredients is what pros
duces such wonderful results in curing
catarrh. Send for testimonials. F. J.
Cheney & Co., Props , Toledo, O. Sold
by druggists, price 75c.
Man takes with his right hand and
gives with his left until he considers it
more profitable to take with both.
n the pursuit of the gooa things of
tai? world we anticipate too much; wo
sai out the heart and sweetness of world
!y pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
a'! claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
st..mach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
iood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
avOarial diseases. Price. fiO cents, of
So Ton Congal
Don'tdelay. Take Kemp's Balsam, the
best cough cure. It will cure your
ccugbB and colds. It will cure pains in
the chest. It will cure influenza and
bronchitis and all diseases pertaining to
the lungs because it is a pure balsam.
Hold it to the light and see how clear and
thick it is. You will see the excellent
effect after taking the first dose. Lrge
bottles 502 and $1.
A Keal Balsam n Kemp's Ban am.
The dictionery says, "a balsam is a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
from trees." Kemp's Balsam for the
throat and lungs is the only cough medi
cine that is a real balsam. Many thin,
watery cough remedies are called balsam's
bnt Bach are not. Look through a bottle
of Kemp's Balsam and notice what a pure,
thick preparation it is. If you cough
use Kemp's Balsam. At all druggists'.
Large bottles 50c and Si.
Hard Coal Karkot.
$7.75 ner ton for best anthracite t1
all sizes, delivered within city limits, 25c
per ton discount for cash. Indiana black
$4.50 and Cannel coal 86 ner ton rielivomi
cartage added on all orders for less than
ue iob; carrying in xoc per ion extra.
Completed to Dead wood.
The Burlington Route. C. B. & Q. R.
R.. from Chicsro. Peoria anrl Kt Tnia
is now completed, and daily passeoger
trains are running tnrougn Lincoln, Neb,
and Custer. S. D.. to IV,lvnnt ai
to Newcastle, Wyoming. Sleeping cars
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
C. SIEMOlNr fc SON,
toves and yinware,
PUMPS, UST-A-ILS, &G,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stove and the Gcneec" Cooking Stoves.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1608 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-TUB WELL KNOWN-
Stab Block, OprosiTX Harpkr House.
ha pnrcbaed for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A larjertDd finer stock than ever. The jood will arrive in a f.-w Jiy. W;t and - thrta
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
Tie beet Urn's fin aboe in tbe rtty for tbe
Scond and Harrison Su.
INCORPORATED CXCEH THE THS STATS LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Orn dlty tmm 9 n. tne t. m . nfi r.4r ertTrf f ra a'elntX.
Five per cent interest paid oa Deposits. Moner loaned oa Personai. Ctf
later&L or Real EsUt Security
. P. REYNOLDS. Prea. t C. DSXKXAVX. V:e-Pr 4. a. BUTORD. Caabiee.
P. L. at Ache U. B P. Rernolda. F. C. Denkmaan. John Cnlmrl C. f. Lrade.
3. S. Beuncra, L. Ptmou, E. W. Horn. i. H. fetaford.
Jacuoa Uraer, Solicitor.
EWT11 begin barf Dei July 8, 19TO, and will occupy banking room Wita M'.tcfcea A Lra4a
antil new bank to comsieted. '
JT. JUL. CECKISOrH-,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAjnrPAcmRiK or cx&czkbj abd biicttcti.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are beat.
y8pec!eMee The Carlety "OTSTIB" and the Cbriaty "WArXR."
HOCK 1SLAKD. ILL.
SEIYERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OF CABPENTZB WORK DONE.
l"y General Jobbing dona oa abort node and satisfaction f-ia-mteed.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third urcet and Fourth arenne.
J. T. RYAN,
Tbie booae hae Jo.tbeen reflued I thwoRhont end
Jl.OO per day noute and a
Kanuf artnrer of all klada of
-BOOT8 AND SHOES-
Genu Pine Sboee afpocUny. Repairing done neatly and prompuy .
A ehare of y onr patronage reepactf ally solicited.
1618 Second Avenue. Rnk I'tnd,J I
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Shop corner Twenty aecond utroet aad Ninth arenoe. Residence rcjs
pTle prepared to make eetimatr and do mil kind of Carpenter wora, Girebusatr.ai.
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