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TH. AKGU8. TUESDAY, MARCH, 17. 1891.
Published Daily and Weekly at 164 Second At
oae. Rock Island, 111.
J. W. POTTER.
Tame-Daily, 50c per month; Weekly. 13.00
All communication of a critical or argumenta
tlye' character, political or religion, man hare
real name attached for publication No such artl
ticles will he printed over flctitlona wnatures
Anonymon coinmnnieatlonvnot noticed.
CorrcKponUence solicited from erery township
In Rock lland coauty.
Tuksdat. March 17, 1891
At the earnest anlioitntinn nf mv fHon.ia t
hereby announce myself us a candidate for the
office of col lector subject to the decision of the
democratic city township convention.
hereby Announce myself as a candidate for
the office of collector at the suggestion of
many friends, subject to the decision of the
democratic city township convention .
, WM. KCKBRMANX.
Union county, this state, hu several
A Ihcnderstokm recently soured
nearly all the eggs near Cowden, III.
Instead of a speech or acceptance
Streeter disappeared with a wail of an
The New York World correctly calls
Gen. Palmer "a statesman and patriot of
the first rank."
A cablegram announces that the bank
at Monte Crlo has jus; lost $200,000 in
Me day. But, oh, how it will realize on
this investment during the next week or
Indianapolh Sentinel: Inasmuch as
Jeary Simpson has admitted that he pur
chased a pair of socks to celebrate the
defeat of Ingalls. we trust he will dissi
pate in the same way over the election
of Talmer. By pursuing this course he
n.ay, as the cause of tariff reform ad
yances. secure the title of Sockful Simp
son. At its fir9t session, which lasted from
December. 1889. to Oct. 1, 1890, the
Fifty.first congess appropriated $464.
000,000. At its second session, which
lasted trom Dec. 1. 1890. to March 4.
1891, it appropriated $545,000,000 thus
voting away about $46,000,000 per month
at its first session and $143,000,000 per
month at its second. The only lesson it
learned from last November's election
was to spend all it could in the limited
time 'left it.
The board of supervisors of Adams
county, has refused to pay the reward of
$1,000 offered by its chairman for the
taking of Dan Porter, the murderer. The
board excuses Its niggardly action by des
claring that the reward was to be paid for
a live murderer, not a dead one, and ba
sides, the farmers who brought in the
blood-thirsty wretch's body were not sure
it was Porter until after they had shot
him. The Adams county board has. to
say the least, not acted in good faith; the
reward was offered for an escaped mur
derer. It brought about the desired re
sult and the boari cannot honorably do
otherwise than meet its obligation.
Blaioe'M irip on Harrison.
The situation in Mr. Harrison's cabi
net has been strained for a long time, ob
serves the St. Louis Republic, and it must
grow more and more unpleasant as 1891
wears into 1892. Mr. Harrison must feel
that Mr. Blaine is overshadowing him,
taking what little credit there is to be had
for the work of the ad ministration and
leaving him to bear the load of odium for
the rest. This could not fail to be in thj
highest degree exasperating, even if Mr.
Harrison were not bnt on being renom
inated. His situation is full of embarrass-,
amcnt. Hia importance in his party does
not at all compare with that of Mr. Blaine.
He cannot be blind to the fact that if
he were to demand Mr. Blaine's resig
nation he wou'd be crushed
at once by Mr, Blaine's partisans.
It is a siauation in which, however anx
ious be may be to put Mr. Blaine out
openly, it would be unsafe for him to do
it, or to attempt anything more than the
petty annoyances which though they my
be intensely humiliating and annoying to
Mr. Blaine, would be yet more degrad
ing to him were he to notice them or to
make them public as reasons for his re
tirement from the cabinet.
Lis plain that in spite of all "snubs"
and covert insults Mr. Blaine has long
ago made up his mind not to retire from
his position without a formal demand for
his resignation, nis position is entirely
tenable in spite of all Mr. Harrisou can
do short of that. He can undergo any
amount of petty humiliation, and as long
as he says nothing himself his parti
sans will go on hurrahing for him as the
greatest republican in the party as the
only man of brains in the Harrison ads
ministration. Unless he allows Mr. Har
rison to force him to retire, his nomina
tion seems inevitable. Mr. Harrison is
so entirely discredited in the republican
party that if be thinks he has a reasona
ble hope of being renominated against
Mr. Blaine he is probably the only repub
lican who thinks so. By abandoning
hope for himself and forcing Mr. Blaine
out of the cabinet he might use the office
holders' machine to so pack the conven
tion aa to defeat Mr. Blaine, but this
seems to be the utmost be can do.
CHAPTER FROM A STRIKE
THE MAN WHO "SCABBED" AND
WAS SORELY ASHAMED OF IT.
To Keep from Starving ne Ilelped a
Street Railway Company in an Effort
to Keep Vp Their .Slaves' Hours and
Starvation Wages for Others.
"It shows how providential the strike
was, anyhow," e&iH the woman.
"Yes," said the husband, with a queer
smile, "most people would say that was
one of the times that Providence was on
my side, because I was ready to drown
my conscience and do almost anything
for money. I don't know as I -would
have robbed or committed murder for
gain that day, but I suppose I should
have been ready to in a little while.
The men had 'struck,' you know, for
twelve hours for a day's work and a
dollar and seventy-five cents for a day's
wages. I knew they were right. No
man can live in the city and raise a
family, tidy and decent, on anything
less; and the object of society, the pur
pose God had in establishing the church
and founding governments on earth, I
believe, was the welfare of the many,
not the gratification of the few. The
company said they wouldn't grant the
demand, and I went and took one of
those men's places just because I was
out of a job and you were out of food.
I helped the owners to grind the
workers down to dependence and weak
ness. It was the meanest thing I ever
did, Hannah, but as quick as I did it
Providence turned on my side, you
see. I simply clayed the "natural, uni
versal law of individual desire, and took
what I could get without herd for oth
ers' rights or needs. I didn't Llame the
men for what they did to me afterward.
I thought while the horses were drag
ging me round over the cobble stones,
after they had upset the car, that they
couldn't serve me any worse than I had
served them. But I was taking care of
number one, and so Providence was on
my side, because 'Providence helps thein
that help themselves,' if they are mean.
That is really the lesson of our Chris
tianity; take what you can get so long
as the law don't interfere, no matter
who's hurt by your taking it. It doesn't
mean to encourage evil; its purpose is
entirely beneficent; but in order to se
cure the patronage of the strong it has
to be a little blind to their foibles. The
company finally conceded part of what
they knew was only right and they could
well afford to allow; but they stuck to
us 'scabs' because we'd sold ourselves to
help them refuse the whole. That's what
men can nonor among thieves, you 6ee:
they let us keep our places because we
had helped them keep what everybody
knew they ought to have yielded. That's
the reason they let this young fellow
take my 'run' as a substitute."
""Well, Jonas, that isn't the reason this
man sends you the money every week,
The wife spoke with an air of triumph
"There, you've got me, Hannah, I own
up. I can't see any possible reason why
he should do it unless it is to help a fel
low that needs help. I don't believe he's
a detective, and what other reason he
can have for mixing up in the matter I
can't see. He rode with me every day
and sometimes two or three times a day
for a week during the hottest of it. We
talked the strike over a good many times
and I told him just what. I thought about
that and some other things, too. I don't
know what would have become of me
that day they made the raid on my car
if it hadn't been for him. He seemed to
take as much interest in the affair as arcy
body, and I think got nore of the stones
they threw than I did. It was he who
stopped the horses, picked me up, and
finally lugged me back to the sidewalk
and stood by while I had my coughing
spell. When it was over I saw he was
looking at me pretty serious like, and be
ing afraid he'd say something soft, which
would have been too much for me just
then, I said, merely to divert his atten
tion, you know:
" 'Well, mister, what do you think of
" 'Cowardsf he said through his teeth.
I saw his fists were clinched, and one of
them had a cut on the knuckle from
which the blood was dripping. I knew
I was hurt pretty bad and thought it
was probably the end of my job, but I
wasn't going to show any white feather,
so I said, 'Yes, it was cowardly, but it
ain't any more'n I deserve.' 'How's
that? he asked, and I said: 'These men
were getting just enough to starve com
fortably on and wanted a little more.
They ought to have had it. I put in and
got the place, not because the pay was
what it ought to be or the hours reason
able, but because I hadn't anything to
do and no prospect of anything. To
keep myself from starvation I helped the
company keep up its slaves' hours and
starvation wages for others. And this is
what I've got for itr
"The crowd on the sidewalk was most
ly strikers and strikers' wives women
are always worse'n men at such times
always egging 'em on. Some of the men
cheered at what I said, for they all knew
it was true, and one of the 'cops' who
was righting up the car said, 'Well, I
vow' only, you understand, it wasn't
w he said at all but one must be po
lite these days if he has to lie to do it
you're a cool one,' said he, 'if you are a
"Then a queer thing happened. The
women turned right around as 60on as
they heard the men speaking well of me
and couldn't do too much. One wet her
handkerchief at the watering trough
and washed my face, and others brushed
the dirt off and sort of righted me up
where I was sitting against the telegraph
pole. I didn't say much, for I hadn't
any breath to spare seemed as if every
one I drew would cut me right in two.
Finally one of 'em asked if I wanted
anything. It struck me as queer, for I
thought everybody could see I wanted
about as many things as a man could at
one time. I knew what they meant,
though, and more for the fun than any
thing else, I said, 'Is there a minister
here? -What do yon want of a minis
ter? isked the young man who was hold
ing the lines, looking down at me pale
and s :ared like. 'Oh, nothing,' says I,
'only I'd like to have him take notice of
a get: line example of divine justice. A
man to keep himself and wife from
starving turns in and helps keep some
hundreds of other families at tha starv
ing p int, and this is what he gets for
it. Cue ought to be able to preach a
very edifying discourse from this topic
to a full fed congregation.'
"Then there went up a shout, and one
man t aid, 'He's no chicken! and another
said, ' If he is, he's a game one!' But the
young: man didn't say anything. He
didn't laugh, either. I don't know what
happened then, but the next I knew I wm
in tho car and the superintendent was
asking if anybody would drive it to the
stable. The conductor had 'skinned out'
at the first volley, and the superintendent
didn't seem to fancy the job of driving
himself. Then the young man spoke up.
'I thi ak the drivers are right, he said.
The company treated them like brutes;
but th ?y had no right to injure this man.
I'll drive this car for him until he gets
able to take his place, if it's a month, if
you'll keep him on your rolls.'
"Then the crowd cheered, and the su
perint(?ndent, seeing how the land lay,
said tl at was all right, took out his book,
and asked the fellow's name. He said he
didn't want no pay just send the money
to me. Then he told them to call off the
police and he'd drive the car to the
stables. So the police stepped back, and
he said to the women on the sidewalk
most f 'em strikers' wives 'Come on,
ladies, and take a ride at the company's
expense I'm the first driver the com
pany ever had who could treat his friends
to a rice without fear of a spotter.' '"
Tourgce's Xew Xovel "Mnrvale Eat-
His Fatal Mistake.
"Pardon me for mentioning it," she
said, "but isn't that a new coat you
"You have guessed aright," replied the
young man, nervously removing his
hands from the pockets. "My dear Misa
Pendash, allow me to ask how you think
For one moment the heaving bosom of
the haughty Boston girl stopped hear
ing. Then partly recovering herself a"xl
hastily reopening the door, she replied;
"Mr. XfTvling, you need not remove the
coat. Ilefore bidding you goodby for
ever allow me to remark that it is of no
possible interest to me, sir, whether your
coat sits well or not." Clothier and Fur
nisher. An Illnstaatrrt Phrase.
Drawn from Life. Smith & Gray's
A Modest Request.
"Ther, Miss Arethusa, won't you lift
your chii up a little? There. And now
if yon w.Jl hold up that racket carelessly
like that will do. Now I guess we are
ready. Hold on. By George! I forgot
to bring out any plate with me. Stand
just as you are for fifteen minutes until
I go to the house and get one." West
Some Modern Buildings.
Contra :tor The walls of that new
hotel of yours ain't safe. There ain't no
fire escaies, an' two floors are cracked
alreadv. What are vou goin' to do about
Builder Finish it, an' Til turn it into
a first class flat house. New York Re
corder. Looking Into the Future.
Featherstone (waiting for Ringway to
dress) I see you are improving, old
man. A year ago you wore a ready
made tie, and now you tie it yourself. I
wonder where you will be next year?
Ringwty (desperately) I shall prob
ably be stdl tieing it. Clothier and Fur
nisher. Footlnc the Bill.
James Hallo, William, seen the gov
ernor yet? How did he cut up about that
William He footed the bill
"That's good. You are rid of it then."
"No. I was the Bill he footed." St
Harry Is Miss Maude a particular
friend of yours?
Reginal 1 Well, I should say she wsS
from the way she gave me the mitten
last night. She's too particular alto
gether. I etroit Free Press.
lie Wasn't a Pointer.
Miss Hjione (at an- evening social)
Mr. Western, I imagine) from your mill-i
tary figure that you are a West Pointer."
Mr. Wet tern (a printer) No. ma'am ;j
I am of a different type a setter. West
It seems to be & pastime for sosie peo
pie to be a'waj9 tardy.
The office-seeker in Washington hopes
for an early spring opening.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
BTR KW U
The Uneeod Oil Trust-
The linseed oil trust is girding up its
loins in order to mako a struggle for the
spoils which the McKinley tariff law
puts into its reach. Tho trust has been
compiled within the last four months
to reduce its prices about ten cents a gal
lon. There are a number of independ
ent pressers of linseed oil who have been
giving the trust no end of trouble, and
although the McKinleyites raised tha
duty on this oil from 25 cents a gallon
to 32 cents, this outside competition hf-
thus far prevented the trust from reap
ing its McEinley spoils.
The linseed oil men, those in the trust
and some of those outside of it, have re
cently held a meeting in New York in
order to put a 6top to competition. Tho
result was an agreement fixing prices in
the various cities, these prices being for
tho present about one cent per gallon
higher than the prices prevailing before
the meeting. It is said that f5,000,000
of capital was represented at this meet
ing, and that all the principal houses in
the country were represented except
throe or four. "These," the report adds,
"have been taken care of, howavcr, in
the arrangement, and they are expected
to fall into line." The ground for this
Lxjlief is the statement that they had
nothing to lo30 by doing so, as they have
been provided for amply.
There will thus be included in the con
cerns in the agreements all thorn in the
United States except certain small houses
which an? of only local importance.
When tho linseed oil trust was formed
four years ao the price of oil was 38
cents a gallon. Tho trust forced up
prices, till last year, ex the very tune
when the McKinley bill was in course of
preparation r.nd discussion, oil was be
ing sold at from CI to 04 cents a gallon.
rnim ro.u cents aoovo th price in
England, the duty being 23 cents a g;U
lm. Although no manufacturer came be
fore McKinley, bo far as the published
reports show, to ask for higher protec
tion, the duty was nevertheless raised to
S3 cents. A suspicions circumstance
about this duty is that the house had
voted for uO cents and the senate for 27
cents; yet when the bill was reported
trom tne conference committee the duty
iiad bt'en raised to 32 cents.
Tho price will doubtless b put up
ag;iin after the house gets itself into
boiter shape to control tho matter.
The Fleasaotries of Trade.
Wa g I see you are advertising a fir. a
line of walking gloves. I should like to
Haberdasher Yes, sir; here they are,
as fine a line of walking gloves as ever
came i a to the market
Wapg Yes. the gloves look all right;
but what I want is to see them walk.
Haberdasher Sea here, young fellow,
if you want to see those gloves walk
vou can do it for a dollar and fifty cents
a pair, ami if you haven't got the price
the hert thing you can see walk around
hsre is vourself. Boston Courier.
A Fowl Retort.
"I all .is lalL; my chickens in the wool
hed," said old Mr. Rural to Funnicus,
who wa3 boarding with him.
"Oh. that was the wood shed, was it?"
r?turne i Furuicns. "I judged from tha
pppaaraace cf things it was the blool
shed." Harper's Banr.
A Care fa 1 Wife.
3am Jhasing TV s-.ll right now. I'se
gwinter ;--t r.p.
Mrs. Jchusing "To.,1 nigjrr.h. jess you
stay in hl until yon tuci: roit ob
de muuici jo in dat Lo:tL wlat I paid a
ilollar for. Texas Sirtir..
Cataarh cannot B Cored
with local applications, aa they cannot
reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh
is a blood or constitutional disease, and
in order to cure it you have to take inter
nal remedies. Hairs Catarrh cure is taken
internally, and acts directly on the blood
and mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh cure
is no quack medicine . It was prescribed
by one of the best physicians in this
country for years, and is a regular pre
tcription. It is composed of the best
tonics known, combined with tbe best
blood purifiers, acting directly on tbe
mucous surfaces. The perfect combin a
tion of the two ingredients is what pros
duces such wonderful results in curing
cat arm. send for testimonials. F. J.
Cheney & Co., Props , Toledo, O. Sold
by druggists, price 75c.
A Heal Balsam la Kemp' B au 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 each 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 Market.
$7.75 per ton for best anthracite coal,
all sizes, delivered within city limits, 25c
per ton discount for cash. Indiana black
$4.50 and Cannel coal $6 per ton delivered,
cartage added on all orders for less than
one ton; carrying in 25c per ton extra.
E. G. Tbxzkb.
Completed n Dead wood.
The Burlington Route. C. B. & Q. R.
R.. from Chicago. Peoria anrl fit T .mis
is now completed, and daily passenger
trains are running through Lincoln, Neb,
and Custer. 8. D.. to Deadwnnri Aim
to Newcastle, Wyoming. Sleeping cars
TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1839.
H. SLEMON fc SON,
ioves and Xinware,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Hettiag Stoves and the Geoeaeo Cooking Store,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1608 SECOND AVE.. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WZLL KNOWN-
Stab Block, Opposite Harper House.
ban pnrcbaved for tbe
Spring and Slimmer of 1891,
A Urgtrand finer atock than evr. TJacsc ;oode will arrire in a few 0r. Wait and r iB. a
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
Tbe best Met'a fine aboe in the city for tbe
Second and Harrison Su.
INCORPORATED CSDKR TDK TUB STATS LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAKD, ILL.,
Open dalij f rem 9 x. a. to p. m., and Setariay ecic-a from T to S a'cleck.
Five percent interest paid on Deposits. Moner loaned on Personal. C:
lateraJ, or Real Estate Security
I. P. RZTNOLDa. P-e. f C. DBNKMANK, Vice-Proa J. M. 8U70R3. Cat-icr.
P. Z Kitchen. B P. Reynold. P. C Deukmaon. John Omharh, C. P. Lrnle.
J. J. Reuacra, L. SUnon. E. W. Burnt. J. M. BaTord.
Jcxao A Hcaar, Solicitor.
aarwui bedn baatnew Ja'.r 8, 1W0. and wUl occupy banking rooa wUb Milcba'J A Lr-d
nnul new bank 1 completed.
J". 3VC. CHHISTT,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
XAJnrPACTTTRXX 07 CXACrXX! AMU BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best.
HrSpecl-!:2Mt Th CkrUty "OTITIS" and tha Chrtoty "Wini"
BOCK ISLA2TD. ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and. Builders,
ALL KIND 8 OF OASPZ2ITSB WORK DONS.
Ef General Jobbing don on abort notlca and aaaafaetion fuaraatood.
Office and 8hop 1413 Fourth ATenne. ROCK ISLAND ILL
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third atreet and Fourth avenne.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
This bonae bas jnatbeen refitted thmc&iout and ia now in A'Sfo. 1 eoadjuot. ItUaCr :
11.00 per day bouae and a desirable famfly total.
A. BLACKBALL ,
"Manufacturer of all kind of
Genu' Ptn Bboei a apeeUny. Repairing done neatly and promptly .
A ahara of y onr patronage rMpectfauy aolicited.
1618 Second ATenne. Roek Ii'and. HI
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Shop corner Twenty aecond atroet and Ninth avenue. Bcaldence 2955
x la prepared to make eatimatr and do all kind of Carpenter work. Give ban a in'.
A pamphlet of Information and k-
.,iT-rcui iui laws, (Qua lug How to
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