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ticles will be printed over fictitious msmatnres
Anonymoni communications not noticed'.
Correspondence solicited from every township
la Hoct island county.
Wednesday. March 25. 1S91.
DKMOlKATIO l It I MA It II'. AM
Tho drmocratic voter of Rocli Island; are re
quester! to assemble at the imial voting p!a:t-s in
thtir respective ward at 7:30 p. ru., on
to nominate a c:indidat3 in each ward for nldermnn,
select threo members of the city committee' and
ehoose d.veirntes to the city-township convention.
The wards are entitled to delegates as follows,
thcirraiioof representation being one for every 93
votes, and fractional 10 votes or over cast for pres
ident In 184S:
, , Vote. Dekzntes.
First Ward 151 "s
fecomt Ward 2!S n
Third Ward .jo !
fourth Ward 2)S lo
Fifth Ward s-M ' it
Sixth Wnnl las 7
Seventh Ward .1.3 H
The fleleg:ites so elected will nvet at Turner
MONDAY EVENING, MARCH SO.
t 7:30 o'clock, for the purpose of nominating can
didates for mayor, city clerk, citf attorney, city
treasurer, two supervisors (two years), town co-l
lector and assessor: a'so to appoint a chairman of
the city-township cjmmiltee.
Chairman City -Township Committee .
Attho rurnest solicitation of inv friends. I
horeby nnnouiice myself 11s n candidate tor the
office of collector subject to the decision of the
democratic city township convention .
1 hereby announce myself ns a candidate for
the office of collector at the sutorestion of
many friends, subject to the decision of the
democratic city town.sb.ip convention .
Emperor William see ma to have a bard
time retaining his hired bands. Von
Caprivi. it is said, will resign after the
autumn ciftDueuvers on account of bis
disapproval of recent acts of the young
The account Empress Frederick gives
of ber reception and entertainment at
Paris h9 so pleased Queen Victoria that
she is going to try the experiment herself.
Oh, the blind optimism of royalty.
Indianapolis Sentinel: It is said tbat
McKinley will make a vigorous canvass
for gubernatorial honors. Judging from
past events, the more vigorous bis can
vass is the less likely he will be to suc
ceed. If McKinley has any further po
litical aspirations the best thing he can
d is to bury himself for a few years un
til time has softened the wrath of a plun
The death of Joseph E. Johnston leaves
only one suryivor Beauregard of the
prominent confederate generals. Gen.
Johnston had attained the advanced age
of 84 and preserved his vigor of mind
and body to slmost the end. His rank
9 a military man was high He bad
been much before the public of recent
years. Between himself and the lute
Jefferson Davis there was a bitter feeling,
arising out of differences during the war.
Each b tit made serious charges against the
other, none of which, it must be s lid in
justice to both, were ever sustained.
Ever since the war Gin, Johnston had
been on intimate relations with Gen.
Sherman, .to whom he surrendered bis
army in 18C5. It has been siid that the
only request made of President Harrison
by Gen. Sherman was that Gen. John
ston should be retained as one of the Pa
cific railroad comm'.ssiooers a request
ihu was denied. Gen. Johnston was
one of the pall-bearers at Gin. Sherman's
funeral a few week9 ago as he had been
at Gen. Grant's.
Some of the more flippant contempo
raries manifest a reprebensib'ic disposi
tion to make sport of the fact that
Grover Cleveland's Jett.r of congratulation-
to Senator-elect Palmer was not
among the earliest and sprightliest re
ceived. These journals, as the Chicago
Post says, show an absurdly inadequate
Appreciation of the character of both the
ex-president and the senator-to-be.
Great bodies move slowly. The approach
of two ponderous luminaries is not per
formed to the light and lascivious pleas
ings of a lute. General Palmer does not
expect bis visitors to caper nimbly into
his presence, and, if he did, he would
wait in vain for the attendance of Mr.
Cleveland, a statesman whose peregrina
tions are in the path of dignity,
whose every movement is literally a
great movement. As Mr. Cleveland him
self says: "I have waited for the subsi
dence of the flood to assure you of." etc.
And very properly, for with what dis
cord would sentences so sonorous as
these have fallen upon the slapdash of
the giddy throng:
My sat sf action arises from my person
al and political regard for you, and also
from the assurance of stead fas ness and
loyalty to their party and to the cause
ot the people's rights, which has been
furnished by the democratic members of
the legislature of the state of Illinois in
the contest .so happily ended. Yours
yery truly, Groveb Cleveland.
"Which, to.be sure, was worth waiting
for. Nobody better than Gen. Palmer
knows the value of the Cleveland indorse
ment. It is 89 solid as the Cleveland
AX EFFORT TO RUIN.
A (ilgantie scheme io Wbirh all
IownRiver Lumbermen are the
llereiidantn The Eaa Claire Com
bine. The Burlington Hawkeye, in writing
up the Eau Claire lumber combine, the
monopolistic tendencies of which have
already been made public through The
A serious matter that has been menac
ing the(lumbermen below St. Paul for
two or three years, and wnicn is now
worse than ever, is the attempt of the
Wisconsin lumbermen in what is known
as the Eu Claire combination, to ruin
the business of all the mills on the Mis
sissippi below 3t. Paul. This was tried
last year in the way of the manipuliiion.
The effort was made to induce the inter
state commerce commission, and the
western roads through it, to make higher
rates to western points on lumber ship
ped from points below St. Paul than they
did on that shipped from the Chippewa
mills. This failed. Now there is a bi.l
pending before the legislature of Wi9Coa
sin that is aimed directly at all these low
er mills. The lumber manufacturers of
the Chippewa hold that the rapid clear
ing of the pine forest there will soon ex
haust it if the mills all the way along the
Mississippi continue to cut as many lo8
as they have been doing. They want to
retain that forest for themselves, in spite
of the fact that eight per cent of the logs
cut below St. Paul came off that land
and that the land that produces them is
owened by these lower mill owners. The
bill in question is to the effect that no
loose logs shall be run out of the Chippe
wa river, but that all logs handled Irom
its banks shall be brailed before being
floated. It further seeks to secure l the
tiiippewa lumbermen toe right to
construct a boom wht re they may sort
their own logs at theii own convenience
This is all right of itself, bat the fact is
that this boom in the place it is desired
by these men, would be simply a block
ade or the river. It would be very diffi
cult for the lower mill men to get their
logs past it, brailed or not brailed. in time
to supplv them as they are now supplied.
If the owners and operators of the boom
Choose to do so they might hold back logs
definitely, and the delays thus caused
would be so serious as to close all the
mills below tb03e points. All the way
from St. Paul to St. Louis the mill owns
ers are organizing to fight this combina
tion. There are mills at Dubuque. Clin
ton, Comanche, Davenport, Rock Island,
Moline, Muscatine, Burlington, Fort
Madison, Mont Rose and Keokuk Iowa,
Quincy, Illinois, and Hannibal and St.
Louis, Mo. If the bill passes and the
project is carried into effect, all these
mills will be closed. The uppe; mills
will manufacture the lumber, and the ef
fect of the withdrawal of this amount of
competition from the business can be
imagined. Last year All these places or
ganized and defeated the effort to carry
the matter with the traffic department of
the railroads. This spring the first gun
has been fired at Rock Island. The
dealers met and took action upon the
matter. All the public is permitted to
know is that a committee consisting
or J. tJ Whelps and George W. Cable,
the latter the brother of the presi
dent of the Rock Island road,
have been appointed to appear be
fore the Wisconsin legislature and defend
against the act pending. The other cuies
will follow suit. The interests repre
sented in the lower milU whose destruc
tion is sought, aggregate many millions.
The lumbermen of Davenport cut 100,
000.000 feet of lumber in 1390. and to
gether with those of Rock Inland and Mo
line, they cut nearly 250,000,000. They
arc fearful, however, that they will not
equal that huge run this year, for it was
the largest cut ever made. The same
favorable circumstances do Dot prevail
now that did then. News from the
pineries of Wisconsin, notably along the
Chippewa, where most of the loss that
are sawed below St. Paul are grown and
cut. is to the effect that there is now
plenty of snow and that the logs are go
ing to the river banks in larue quantitv,
the roads being excellent. It is feared,
however. iht there will be floods tht
will cut a Urge figure in the near future
The ground bf c-ime frozen to the depth
of several feet before the snow fell, and
when warm weather strikes it it is ex
pected to go off with a rush. This will
he aot to fill the river valleys to over
flowing, shut down the booms and do
large damage, as is always done when
there is extreme high water. There is
some uneasiness among the mills all the
way along the river on this account
ddn't like rig eafts
A secret meeting of river pilot was
held at Clinton the othir day to consider
matters in regard to the size of rafts to te
handled during the coming season. At
the last annual meeting of the pilots a
schedule as to the size of rfi8 to be
handled was adopied. but it appears that
some of the steamboat captains and mill
owners are inclined to kick against the
schedule, claiming that the rafts proposed
to be carr'ed are too small. A good
lized responsibility rests on the shoulders
of the pilot when he is coming down the
river with a raft half a mile long. The
pilots will consider the matter again at
A C0MII3' Colt.
A. J. Putzear has purchased perhaps
the most valuable colt, ever brought to
Freepon. He paid W. A Sanborn, of
Sterling, $2,000 for him. Sanborn is the
breeder of Williams and Brown, and Mr.
Putzear's purchase is a half brother to
those famous trotters.
The colt is named O'Reil and will be
two years old next May. He is a seal
brown stallion, 15 hands high and weighs
1.000 pounds. His aire is Combat and his
dam is by Red Wilkes and many other
fast ones. The co t trotted a quarter to
a cutter in 45 seconds the other dav.
Scott Deaner is in partnership with Sir.
Puizear in the management of the horse,
which will be stabled at Taylor's park.
The only corrplexion powder in the
world that is without vulgarity, without
injury to the user and without doubt a
purifier, is Pozzoni'e.
WILD BUFFALOES IN AUSTRALIA.
There Are Many Herri of Them in the
I'lisettlcd I arts of the Big; Inland.
Although I have been over thirty-seven
years in Austr? lia, it was not until eighteen
months ago that I was aware that there
was a breed of ,viM buffaloes in these col
onies, and I veit 11 re to say that not 1 per
cent, of tin; inhabitants of Queensland, or
even half that number, are aware of the
fact. Curious! v enough, I have t wo simul
taneous inquiries aixmt tiiem one from
Professor Wail ice, of Edinburgh, r.nd tho
other from a j.ei;th nia'i in Michigan, U.
S. A. I laid mysc-lf out to make full in
quiries on 1 he s lbject, ami it lias occurred
to me that the public will lie interested to
know the result. Mr. IJ. II. Purcell, who
has seeu several of them in the far north,
and was present at the death of one, gave
me a minute description of them, which
tallies exactly with what I learned from
Mr. E. Palni.'r, M. I... A., informs me
that one of the islands on the northern
coast is fully s ocked with t hem, and iso
lated bulls from the herd on the mainland
occasionally lind their way as far castas
one of his gulf stations, and that several
have readied Mr. Ilann's Lawn Hill sta
tion. In Dr. Ijeichhard's journal of his ex
pedition from Moreton bay to Port Essing
ton in 1S44-45 he mentions that Mr. Roper
and the black boys, "Charley" and
"Brown," ran down and shot one thirty
miles from Port Kssington, and that they
were said to lie l.umerous there and were
called by the blacks '"analiorro."
Ijfichhar.lt st ites that they ''are the off
springof the stock which had either strayed
from the settler tent :it K a fries bay or been
left behind wher. that establishment was
broken up. Th-y were originally intro
duced' from the Malay islands. I was
struck with t lie remarkable thickness of
their skin (almost an inchi, and with the
solidity of their "n.eie-., which contained
little marrow, hi t that little was,extreme
ly savory." Mr. Palmer states that the
bull killed on Iij; run weighed almost a
ton, was extremely broad and well devel
oped in the foreq tarters, bat tapering oS."
in the hindquarti-rs.
I next directed my iuquiries to the mu
etim, and here I was most fortunate in
.getting information from the man above
all others in Queensland most competent
to give it namely, Mr. Spalding, thfc tax
idermist of t he m lseum, who s pent many
months in the center of their great haunt,
near Port Darwin. Mr. Spalding showed
me the head and 1 orns of one of these buf
faloes that made its way eastward in the
direction of Charters Towers, and was shot
there some two years ago. The horns are
most remarkable, being square at the butt
and four inches thick. They rise in a semi
circle, but incline backward, so that the
animals, when they chilrge (which they do
furiously), have to put their heads lietween
The horns are extremely coarse, corru
gated, and of dirty brown color. Mr.
Spalding corroborated the statenientj of
Messrs. Palmer and Purcell as to the buf
faloes lcing very numerous in many
thousands at Port Essington, Raffles bay
and on Melville island. A man has leen
engaged for a number of years shoot
ing them and making a handsome income
by selling the hides. On account of the ex
treme thickness of hide they resist an ordi
nary cartridge, an 1 heavy leaden bullets
have to be used. They are what are famil
iarly known as "mud" buffalo, having
very little hair on their lodies, which are
of a dirty reddish brown color.
It may not be generally known that a num
ler of Timor ponie. were introduced at Port
Essington with t in buffaloes. These have
also increased to a large herd, and Mr.
Spalding describes them as exceedingly
handsome little animals. P. R. Gordon ic
Iiattons from Potatoes.
Great, quantities of buttons are now
made from potatoes. It is not generally
known that if the substance of the com
mon Irish potato be treated with certain
acids it becomes almost as hard as stone,
and can lie used lor many purposes for
which born, ivory and hone are employed.
This quality of the potato adapts it to but
ton making, and a very cood grade of but
ton is now made from the well known
tuber. The potato button cannot be dis
tinguished from others save by a careful
examination, aud e eu then only by au ex
pert, since they are colored to suit the
goods on which they are to lie used, and
are every whit as go d looking as a button
of bone or ivory. Their cheapness is a
great recommendation, and will no doubt
lead to a much larger employment in the
future. Interview i:i St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Iieil with a Kig Head,
lu Rouen in l."o:i while workmen were
engaged in digging in ditches near the
Dominican mouaste-y t hey found a stone
tomb containing a .-.keleton whose skull
held a bushel of wheat, the shin bone
reaching to the waist of the tallest man on
the ground. Over the tomb there was a
stone slab containing t he following words
in raised copper letters: "In this tomb lies
the noble and puissant lord the Chevalier
Ricon tie Vallemot and his bones." St.
A Tottering Axiom.
Small Student Pa, what's a proverb?
Pa Something that coutaius a great
deal of truth in a small space. Like'Hark
iug d'.gs never bite."
Small Student Is it true that barking
dogs never bite?
Pa I'm! Folks regard it as true until
brought face to face with a barking dog;
then they have their doubts. Good News.
Tiie word "gazette" is from the uanie of
an old Venetian coin, worth about one-half
cent of our money. T ie name is applied to
newspapers because it was the sum charged
for reading the firs! w ritten journals that
made their appearand! in 15.10. After the
paper was read it was handed back to the
owner, who charged the next comer a ga
zetj,e for taking a peep at it.
According to the asertion of the emi
nent physiologist, Sappy, the stomach con
tains 5,000,000 glands by which gastric
juice is secreted.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
1 -. f$
It DiscaM c Fomibmant for But f
The following advertisement, published
by a prominent western patent medicine
house would indicate that they regard
disease as a punishment for tin:
"Do you wish to know the quickest
way to cure a severe cold? We will tell
you. To cure a cold quickly, it muet be
treated before the cold hss become set
tled in the system. This can always be
done if you choose to, as nature in her
kindness to man gives timely warning
and rlaicly tells you in nature's way,
that as a punishment for some indiscre
lion, you are to be afflicted with a cold
unless you choose to ward it off by
prompt action. The first symptoms of a
cold, in most cases, is a dry, loud cough
sud sneezing. The cough is soon foU
lowed by a profuse watery expectoration
and the sneezing by a profuse .watery dis
charge from the nose. In severe cases
there is a thin white coating on the
tongue. What to do? It is only neces
sary to take Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy in double doses every hour. That
will greatly lessen the severity of thecoM
and in most cases will effectually counter
act it, and cura what would have been a
severe cold within one or two days time.
Try it and be convinced." 50 cent bot
tles for sale by II art z & Bahnsen, drug
Fcr Over Fifty Taars.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
burbed at night and broken of your rest
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle o' ,-Mr.. Wicslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little fufferer immediitely.
Depend upon it. mothers, thcreis no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tbe stomach and bowels, cures win 1
colic, softens the gums, reduc.s ioflmma-
tion and gives tone and energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Winflow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to tbe taste and is tbe prescription cf one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup.'
CataarD Cannot B Cored
with local applications, as they cannot
reach tbe seat of the disease. Catarrh
ia a blood or constitutional disease, and
in order to cure it you have to take inter
nal remedies. Hall's Catarrh cure is taken
internally, and acts directly on tbe 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
scription. It is composed of the be6t
tonics known, combined with the best
blood purifiers, acting directly on the
mucous surfaces. The pcrlcct combina
tion of the two ingredients is what pros
duces such wonderful results in curing
catarrh. Send for testimonials. F. J.
Chknet & Co., Props , Toledo, O. Sold
by druggists, price 75c.
To Sarvons and Debilitated Man.
If you will eend me your address we
will mail you our illustrated pamphlet
explaining all about Dr. Dye's celebrated
electro voltaic belt and appliances, and
their charming effects upon the nervous
dabilitated system, and how they will
quickly restore you to vigor, manhood
and health. Pamphlet free. If you are
thus afflicted, we will send you a belt and
appliances on trial.
Voltaic Belt Co., Marshall, Mich.
Do Ton Conekt
Don'tdelay. Take Kemp's Balsam, tbe
best cough cure. It will cure your
coughs and colds. It will cure pains in
tbe chest. It will cure influenza and
bronchitis and ail diseases pertaining to
tne 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. Lirge
bottles 50: and $1 .
In the pursuit of the gooa things cf
this world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a 6ure cure for ague and
malarial disoanes Price. 50 cnt.jo
A Keal Baliam is 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 such 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.
Completed 10 Dead wood.
The Burlington Route. C. B. & Q. R.
R-. from Chicago. Peoria and St.Loui,
is now completed, and daily passenger
trains are running through Lincoln, Neb,
and Custer. 8. D., to Dead wood. Also
to Newcastle, Wyoming. Sleeping cars
I am an old man and have been a con
stant sufferer with catarrh for the last ten
years. I am entirely cured by tbe use of
Ely's Cream Balm. It is strange that so
simple a remedy will cure auch a stub
born disease. Henry Billings, U. S. Pen
sion Attorney, Washington, D. C.
Don't forget the grand masquerade ball
at Armory hall Saturday evening.
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
eM. m .
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE WELL KNOWN
Star Block, Opposite IIarfep. House.
har I'nrrha-eJ for tl'C
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A large rand fleer ftock thaa ever. There :ootle will arrire In a few dare. Wait anI ere tketa.
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and y inware,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Geneseo Cooking Stoves
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECOND AVE., UOCK ISLAND, ILL.
at bsu a.
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
Tbe best Uen'i finr shoe In the elty tat the
Second and Harrison St
0". 3SdT. CHBIST'Sr,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
KAX77ACT7BZS 07 CXACXXEI ASS BIICVITI.
Ask your Grocer for them. They axe bet.
CargpecialtlMt Th ChrUty "OTITIE" and U Ctrtotv "WArXft."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL,
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS 07 OABP2MTZB WORK DONE.
General Jabblaj dose ea short bo'Uc aad attraction riaraatMd.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND DLL,
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company
Csxim thah Shxhglks.
Bend for circular, (Tclepboo
J. T. DIXO JST,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
GEORGE SCIIAFER, Proprietor.
1601 Second Arenue. Corner of Bixtoetth Btree . Oppoelt nrrf. Tbe.Tc.
The choicest Wines, Liquors, Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Free Loach Every D.y .... S.ndwIcbe.Fonrl.bed on Short No
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor etnd. Builder,
Office and Shop Corner SeTenteenth Si. T I T 1 J
and Seventh Arenue, : KOCK Island
rAll kind, of crpeuter work a upe-cta y. Fitoi tod ettlmttct for li kicda of boUd!M
formatted oa application.
ST. JAMES HOTEL, .
Corner Twenty-third atreet and Fourth venae. .... BOCK ISLAND. ILL.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thia bonae haa jnatbera refitted thrrnigboot and la bow in A No. 1 eoadiUon. It la a trat-r U
L00 per dar bouaa and a deatrabl family botrl.
Xaaaf actara of all ktoda of
OonU' Flna 8boa a apacUlty . Bepairtacaooa neatly aadproBHMJr.
A ahara of yonr paaronagv reapactfnQy aoUdtad.
1618 Second ATenoe. Rock Ialand. HI.
8hop corner Twenty-accood street and Ninth avenaa. Raaidanc S9U
I Thirteenth arcana.
tWU prepaUd to auk ctUaatrt and do
STABY, BEROER & SHELL,
T. H. ELLIS, Rock Island. BL,
1096) V. FonrteeBth Bt. and Second A.
all klrd of Carpntarork. Oiva bin a ttj